A New Sixgun and some old Don Hume leather....

A New Sixgun and some old Don Hume leather....

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    A New Sixgun and some old Don Hume leather....

    Over the past few weeks I have read, with great interest, the post and comments on the forum regarding sixguns. A few of the members here like Easy8, Wheelyfun101, Bmcgilvray, Sanfordreed, (and others) have some truly fine wheelguns that just strike a cord in the heart of some of us "old-timers". When you add to this great discussions from some of the old school cops like Snub44 and 5lima30ret, the cord that was struck because an itch you just got to scratch....so I did.

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    I went to my LGS and was able to locate a new GP100 with a 3" barrel that was "allocated" with a distributor. This is a fixed sight model, which I happen to prefer, chambered in my all time favorite "Po-lice" caliber of 357 Magnum. Since I entered into law enforcement work when the revolver was still king, I naturally have a soft spot in my heart for six-shooters. Some of the younger generations really don't understand what they are missing out on when it comes to a well made wheelgun. Not only are they often things of beauty, but they yield and edge overall when it comes to shear power in defensive handguns. As I have said here before, they aren't out of date, just out of fashion.

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    My lovely wife added a special touch to my new six-shooter for me by purchasing a set of Hogue Rosewood Grips for me. This is something that you can't do with today's "polymer-perp-poppers", which lack the sense of style and personality that older guns often have. While searching some of the gun stores locally I came across a set of Don Hume Dump Pouches from the good ole days, and was able to purchase them for a nominal $5.00. Of course, being an old school cop myself I have plenty of support leather and such on hand to round out a carry package. Currently I am using a Fobus holster for the Ruger until I order some appropriate leather to tote it on a daily basis.

    I have attempted to load some additional shots of Ruger here, but evidentally I will have to post them seperately.
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    ...beautiful new sidekick!!! that's got you fixed for about 9 generations...made like guns OUGHTA be made!!! Congrats!!!
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    Thank you sir! Here is a couple of pictures of it with the ole' Don Hume Dump Pouches I found. Hope to be able to take it to the range this weekend if weather permits.

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    Nice to see folks opting for something other than the latest plastic wonder that fits inside a watch pocket and that squirts teeny bullets...

    Fine-looking stocks on that Ruger! (Now get moving on replacing that Fobus!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Nice to see folks opting for something other than the latest plastic wonder that fits inside a watch pocket and that squirts teeny bullets...

    Fine-looking stocks on that Ruger! (Now get moving on replacing that Fobus!)
    Thank you sir as well! Yep, its a shame to have to place a stainless steel six-shooter in a plastic holster. I have some holsters for a 4" that I may try and use till I can get a holster for that 3" tube.
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    My, that is a pretty little thing!

    I really like the .357 cartridge too, although I only have one currently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    My, that is a pretty little thing!

    I really like the .357 cartridge too, although I only have one currently.
    My thanks! The .357 is the handgun cartridge I grew up with, as it were. When I enlisted in the Army we were still being trained on the 1911, and the police departments were still tote'n revolvers. So the majority of my early shooting was done with a wheelgun. Back then if you were with a department that authorized magnum loads instead of +P 38's, you were fortunate. A few years into my career a new chief came in and authorized 1911's for a while, and there were MANY happy cops after that.
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    Thumbs up

    'Glad you finally scratched that itch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    'Glad you finally scratched that itch.
    Yep...the big fixed front sight did the trick....
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostMaker View Post
    My thanks! The .357 is the handgun cartridge I grew up with, as it were. When I enlisted in the Army we were still being trained on the 1911, and the police departments were still tote'n revolvers. So the majority of my early shooting was done with a wheelgun. Back then if you were with a department that authorized magnum loads instead of +P 38's, you were fortunate. A few years into my career a new chief came in and authorized 1911's for a while, and there were MANY happy cops after that.
    As you know, most of the well known "gunfighter" LEO's were revolver men. I'd be happy with a .357 revolver, or ol' slabsides, I would feel well armed with either.
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    You are correct sir, as always. I also find it interesting that ole' Bill Jordan himself used a 1911 to clear pill-boxes during the war. That in its self should tell a person something, because I am certain if he wanted a six-shooter to handle such work he could have found many to choose from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostMaker View Post
    You are correct sir, as always. I also find it interesting that ole' Bill Jordan himself used a 1911 to clear pill-boxes during the war. That in its self should tell a person something, because I am certain if he wanted a six-shooter to handle such work he could have found many to choose from.
    You know, that is an excellent point I hadn't even thought of.

    The old western lawman Charles B. Winstead chose to use a 1911 to kill John Dillinger, Frank Hamer bought a new Colt Super .38 to carry in addition to "Ol' Lucky" his Colt .45 SAA, in his hunt for Bonnie & Clyde.
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    Really a sweet one ghost, I know theres no better feeling than reaching down an feeling that rosewood handle knowing for sure when you need it, it will go bang
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    I know your a old hand at this but the lead removal cloth is a real gem at keeping the cylinder faces clean again great gun
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    Nothing like a wheel gun! Great cartridge too! Enjoy carrying that bad boy. Should handle anything just fine. Have you had a take her out to the range yet? I am interested in the balance and feel of the 3" model. I have a 6" and it it fun and feels great, but is more or a range/house gun, for obvious reasons.
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