Another N.C. Newbie

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    Another N.C. Newbie

    I signed up back in March, but I guess I never bothered to introduce myself.
    I'm still a "wheel gun" man, partly because I work for the State of North Carolina in an armed position and they arm us with revolvers.
    Don't get me wrong, I love the thump of a .45, but I like to carry at home what (or similar to what) I carry at work. The old "Do it the same all the time, and you won't forget where you are." syndrome.
    My forum name gives away what I do in my spare time, along with orienteering, geocaching, and benchmark location. All four have me out in the "boonies" a lot, and I live in a rural community where open carry doesn't raise eyebrows. Still, there are times when "what and if" are my business.
    As my profile notes, I'm a retired Military Reservist (Army National Guard) I enlisted in the VA Guard long enough ago to have been armed with the Garand and M-1 Carbine. Used the M-14 in Basic and for the first four years of my Regular Army duty time, then we went to the M-16. The reserves had M-16's by the time I went back after Viet Nam.
    The State arms its Correctional Officers with S&W Model 65's (.357 magnum), Ruger Mini-14's, and Remington 870's. Of all the "long guns" I've handled, the "real" M-14 has to be my favorite.

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    Welcome from right below you, GA. I have a Smith & Wesson Model 65. I didn't know that agencies still issued these. Mine is a sheriff's department trade in, but it is in good shape.
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    Welcome to CC and thx for the great intro.

    I teethed on wheelguns and they are still something of a passion but carry has gone the semi route.
    "Do it the same all the time, and you won't forget where you are."
    Quite agree on that one - the main reason I encourage folks to not chop and change carry pieces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday
    Welcome from right below you, GA. I have a Smith & Wesson Model 65. I didn't know that agencies still issued these. Mine is a sheriff's department trade in, but it is in good shape.
    As you may know, S&W has discontinued the 65. The last batch NCDOC bought has a problem with throwing the barrel downrange after 200-300 rounds, so they're talking about transitioning us to something in the 9mm family (probably by Smith & Wesson, in order to make up for the last contract)
    Ratz! What am I gonna do with all these pretty wheelguns?

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    Welcome, glad to have you with us, sounds like we will all learn alot from you. Thanks for joining!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldrailfan
    As you may know, S&W has discontinued the 65. The last batch NCDOC bought has a problem with throwing the barrel downrange after 200-300 rounds, so they're talking about transitioning us to something in the 9mm family (probably by Smith & Wesson, in order to make up for the last contract)
    Ratz! What am I gonna do with all these pretty wheelguns?
    Any more specific details on the model 65 problems. I really have no idea how many rounds that have been fired in mine with it being second hand and all.........
    Why Ike, whatever do you mean? Maybe poker's just not your game Ike. I know! Let's have a spelling contest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday
    Any more specific details on the model 65 problems. I really have no idea how many rounds that have been fired in mine with it being second hand and all.........
    I haven't been there when it happened, and they've suspended sidearm quals until the problem is resolved, but I understand that it's only the last ones made that have the problem; all are stamped "Model 65-6" inside the cylinder carrier. The older ones are apparently OK. If yours doesn't have the hammer lock, it's probably not in the problem group. Makes me wonder about my "686-6" though. I'll prob'ly drop back the .38+P's to be on the safe side...

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    Welcome from Washington state. Good intro.
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    Welcome to the forum. I qualified at Advanced ROTC summer camp at Ft. Bragg with the M-14 and agree that it is the best long gun I have fired as well. The M-1 was a great gun and the M-14 when the work was finished on it was a logical improvement on the M-1. When I went on active duty we called the M-16 (I'm dating myself here) a "Mattel Shootin' Shell."

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    That makes me feel better because my Smithy is a 65-3.
    Thanks for the info.
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