The "went to the range" topic


#103

It isn’t worthy of re-posting, especially since it isn’t even the full 6 rounds!

Recoil was surprisingly lighter than I expected. My first shot was way off because I anticipated and had a slight brief moment of anxiety/excitement firing my first .45 colt wheelgun.

I was only aiming for the body mass so I didn’t test the accuracy at all. I believe I need to aim a little high but again I wasn’t really aiming for target practice. Just “gut” shots. And man does it leave some nasty holes…


#104

yeah, that is one of the great reasons that the .45 (long) colt and the .45 acp have been so popular for so long!

if you can shoot with the truncated cone bullets (aka - flat nose), it is the best for seeing the holes.


#105

I know I’m an odd person but wouldn’t it be cool to have a desert eagle sized semi-auto chambered in .45 LC rated for +P? I would 100% immediately sell a lung for one.


#106

I agree, Mister_Torgue, would be cool.

But, please don’t sell any of your lungs for one!

What about the DE in .44 mag? Close enough?


#107

Never. Even though the .44 mag is more powerful and such just look at the size of this thing. The bullet is slightly bigger with the .45 LC but the .44 mag with modern powders and such is more powerful. When you get to .45 LC +P you’ve equalized it. Almost the exact same energy as the .44 mag. So now you have the same energy but with a slightly larger bullet.

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#108

Well, Mister_Torgue: there are some revolvers that can handle the .45 long colt +p.

I guess that will have to do for now.


#109

True. I believe actual Colt manufactured ones can and of course the Ruger and BFR ones are specifically made to handle +P. I just wonder how awesome a large frame hand cannon semi-auto would be with one. Imagine the grip size to take those single stack mags loaded with .45 LC. :thinking:


#110

Mister_Torgue:

I am not sure the Colts can handle the +p’s, you may want to double check on that.

But, a BFR at 60 ounces sure can. Also, the S&W .460’s can shoot the .45 LC, including the .45 LC +p.

Also, some of the Rugers can’t handle the .45 LC +p - again, something to double check on.


#111

Hmmm, that’s good to know.


#112

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#113

Ahahshhahshahahs

We got so tired of that went to Home Depot and bought a rolling magnet (steel case 7.62x39)
To pick up spent shells


#114

Totally. Picked up almost 150 5.7x28, 100 .40 S&W, 24 .45 LC, 40 9x18 and 50 9x19. Yea it took a while.


#115

That’s why you take kids to the range! They love picking up the treasure, till they get old enough to realize it’s a chore…


#116

By the time our kid gets that age we will be in Idaho on my private range and I’ll leave those casings where they lie as decoration. :wink:

But yea, otherwise I approve of that! I’d pay em a nickle per case.


#117

My dad pulled that with me when I was young. Cheap f*** never paid me, I want reparations!!!


#118

Put him in a shitty nursing home untail he pays you back then move him to a nicer one.


#119

He’s been gone for 6 years…& he took it with him!


#120

Oh, sorry to hear that. My dad died too but 15 years ago. He didnt owe me anything though. Now my mom , she is going to a nursing home in the ghetto when the time comes.


#121

Sorry for the loss of your father.


#122

Sorry for the loss of your father, LonewolfMcQuade.