Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Gotta save this Ruger from ruin!!!! HELP!!!!!

Hi everyone!!! Okay I want some opinions here. I know we have some guys and gals out there who can give me guidance. My dad has an absolutely beautiful Ruger Security Six Revolver from the early 1970's. I absolutely love this firearm!!! A few months ago we were firing some reloads. The very last shot fired that day, no not because of what happens, but because it was the last round we luck kicks in. My dad hands me the Security Six and tells me to fire the last one, I aim pull the trigger, there is a barely audible bang and nothing. I hand it over to my dad and he confirms, the reload was bad. The bullet is stuck in the barrel. My dad manages to get it out, but unfortunately it mushroomed some in the barrell and leaves some in there. We are also concerned about the possibility the rifling could be damaged. I took it to a friend of mine that gunsmiths for a hobby. He gets most of the rest out, but feels it should be taken to a real gunsmith. Now we are fine with this.

I call a local gunsmith, I describe it to him over the phone. He suggests a new barrel from Ruger. I advised him we have already contacted Ruger and they do not have barrels for the Security Six anymore. Without even looking at the firearm he states he does not think he can help.

Now anyone who has shot one of these knows what a treat it is. I need someone to tell me....was this guy just blowing me off or is this really a lost cause?!?!?!?! I refuse to let such a beautiful thing not be saved. Any suggestions???

Monday, March 19, 2012

Bringing him around to my way of thinking...

I am so excited!!! So the weekend of March 9th - 11th I traveled out of state to see extended family. I made sure I placed my Ruger appropriately in my car (prior to receiving my permit), and made sure my hubby knew I was taking it with me so he would not just assume it was missing if anything happened. He stopped what he was doing, looked at me and said, "so you are leaving me defenseless?!?!?!? Now we know how much you love me," with a grin. He then surprised me by saying, "I guess I will just have to get my own firearm." Now this is coming from a man that I just can not convince to go to the range with me. I got a little excited that perhaps he was actually considering getting a firearm. Then I brushed it off as a joke.

Now fast forward to this past Saturday night. Now keep in mind I have tried to not focus conversations so much on my excitement of getting my CWP, and joy of shooting so he does not decide I am totally nuts. I did decide to carry on our date Saturday night, though, and informed him of this. Then I started bragging on my new holsters that I had bought the day before. He started speaking of how he thought carrying in you purse is ridiculous and why. I realized though that he had obviously been listening when I was having my I love guns conversations. I advised him that my plan is to only carry in my purse when that is really my only option. I told him that I hope I had not driven him too nuts but that my days revolve around family and work, and I have truley found a hobby I love, not to mention it is a great stress reliever. My wonderful hubby stated that he was glad I had found something I enjoy. He stated he is totally supportive of my choice to carry, though it did take him a while to get there. He even stated that he may go out to the range with me sometime....Yay! Maybe I will bring him around to it one day.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

How did I forget?!?!?!?!

How did I forget in my post last night to share the biggest news of all? I can now legally carry! I received my concealed carry permit in the mail Tuesday night!!!! The first thing I did was review my state laws regarding carrying, it had been a while so a refresher was necessary. I was so excited. Since I work in a government building and my work agency policy says I can not carry while on the clock, I could not carry during the day Wednesday. I do not know how I stayed sane. Wednesday night though, I went to get my hair done and BAM, there was my opportunity to actually carry. I slowly approached the door and scanned for any bans on weapons, NONE....Yes. I slipped in, my hair was done and no one suspected a thing. : D Then Friday, I went out of town to shop with my mom (before target practice) and carried all day. Woop, woop, no one suspected a thing. Always check for "No Weapons signs" before entering any business. If there is one, and you really wanna carry, take your money else where.

While carrying Friday I did not have an in the waistband holster so I debated before leaving on how to carry. I have a Chick Holsters ankle holster, but really wanted it more accessible. I decided to try slipping it in my waist band, in my pocket holster by Concealment Specialties. I figured if it really moved around I could move it to my ankle. Let me tell you KUDOS to Concealment Specialties, it was made for a pocket, but never moved on my waist. I did go buy an Uncle Mikes in the waistband holster while I was out though, just for that extra security (clip on the side). I was so impressed with how my pocket holster did though, I bought a Concealment Specialties holster for in your purse. It clips to the inside so you do not loose your firearm. Now I do not intend to carry in purse often, but when I do I will be set. My next purchase....I hope will be a crossbreed holster. I hear great things about them.

Now as for my inability to carry in the government building in which I work. I have addressed that matter. I can still not carry during my work hours, but I addressed the issue with the appropriate person and can now carry in the building. I am in the building during crazy hours by myself and that is when I want to carry, when I am alone or should be anyway. Not when I am meeting with clients. Though our clients are getting more and more serious, I will respect the agency policies. Keeping it all legal!!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

The family that shoots together...stays together

I'm back!!! I have been running crazy. I have, at least for now, solved my ammunition problem. I found some at a local store a few weeks ago and bought them out. :D I do, sincerely, feel sorrow for anyone that went looking for some after me. I was just going nuts so now I have a stock pile. My hubby looked at me like he was questioning my sanity when I brought home so much, haha.

Then to my surprise a few weeks ago, both of my folks got a new firearm. My mom's first. She sounded sooo.... excited when telling me about it, though if you ask her, she was just excited because she knew I would be. Moms are soooo... cute. Mom got a 38 revolver and my dad got a 380 semi-auto. Now I just have to get my hubby interested so I can enjoy my past time with him also.

So today was my first day at the range in 2 months...lack of ammo remember. My folks joined me. It was so great, I use it as a stress release and it works really well. I was glad to see my lack of practice did not necessarily make me a better shot, but it also did not get worse. Back to practicing. My mom took her first shots, I must say that she needs to speed up her shots, but I would still not want to run into her in a dark alley. Mom is a pretty good shot, must be a natural. My dad is going to have to get used to his new semi also. The exciting part was that I got to take a few shots with my dad's 380 myself. I must say I am now so wanting a semi auto of my own. Now do not get me wrong, I still love my revolver, but variety sure can keep things interesting. Now how do I break it to my hubby, who has stated before is already questioning my sanity, that I want another firearm? Hahaha.... This may get interesting...