Teh Squeaky Wheel
"I see another “bombshell” “game-changer” “pivotal moment” “changes everything” “Trump is done” moment has occurred courtesy of John Bolton. Odd, the timing of this, but there you go."
+1 les mew for Mac’s Looney Tunes reference.
Off to the Casbah; BBL.
Good morning, GN. Wednesday, huh? As Kid Rock sang: Wednesday ain’t for sh*t. Even though I can look forward to another day at teh bestest placer ever!, I’m still having trouble getting a move on. Odd.
Happy Let’s get over this Hump Day, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!
Mac -- well played, sir!
I see that Paul Ryan will be retiring in January. Maybe we can get an actual conservative as Speaker. Maybe I’ll win the lottery and Fatwa will finally start getting those checks from ZOG.
Hai, Sven and Paddy!
Maybe I’ll win the lottery and Fatwa will finally start getting those checks from ZOG.
Wait a minute…you’re with ZOG, Paddy? Dayum…that’s some deep cover, sir. Oh, wait…nevermind. 😉
So, I got one of these today:
BestestWifeEvarK knows I almost never buy anything for myself. (I don’t even buy new underwear until they’ve reached the “point and laugh at Fatwa” stage.)
So for my birfday, she gifted me with the list price of an S&W .38+P J-frame I’ve had my eye on for a while. (Was planning to add aftermarket Crimson Trace grips at some point after acquiring it. For additional deterrent effect; was not going to be using the laser for training.)
However, I found this newish model, ponied up the modest difference (as I got a very fair price from the dealer, too) and picked it up this morning.
Still won’t be training with the laser, though. 😉
I’ll be “auditioning” pocket holsters next.
Very nice! It would be interesting to hold on target, then turn on the laser to see how one’s sight picture and laser corresponded.
Done that already; seems to be factory set pretty well. (Or it’s off by just as much as I am using the sights.)
It’s adjustable in-place with an included hex key, if need be.
Also have some snap caps; the trigger pull is smooth and about what I expected from shooting similar revolvers.
Looking forward to some range time next week to start training with it.
Interesting! My first Lasergrips were for my 638 Bodyguard (stainless barrel and cylinder but alloy frame) The grey sights were hard to see in poor light or without my glasses so the laser backed them up, though the sights are faster when I can use them.
I carried this 638 daily for over ten years, including at the Gerbillees. No one ever spotted it and it was so easy to carry I did not feel it most times. When I broke my right shoulder I just shifted the holster to my left side and practiced drawing with the left hand from a butt forward position (of the gun, Paddy!!!!) I already did half my shooting left handed sop that was no problem. It worked so well I kept wearing it that way after my shoulder heeled and did not switch back to the right side until I changed to a semiauto.
Shooting butt forward -- not as easy as it looks.
One of the most useful aspects of the laser was for training. I strongly feel a revolver should only be used double action for defense, in fact it should almost never be cocked in a defensive situation, however it is hard to train the arm and hand to handle the revolver DA without huge range time and thousands of rounds of ammo. The laser was very good for practice with snap caps. I set up a Mod 36 Chiefs Spec. (steel frame J frame) for Elena with a slightly larger Lasergrip and she spent hours practicing aiming at doorknobs and ceiling corners while pulling the trigger through. The laser shows if the gun is being pulled off target during the trigger pull and greatly improved her ability to handle the gun. The steel frame, larger rubber grip, and mild Nylock loads make it reasonable to handle for her.
The idea is not to use the laser to aim but to fire over the sights and use the laser to see movement. It worked well for me and for her. I have Lasergrips for many of my handguns but don’t use many anymore except for training.
They are good in limited visibility, though.
**sorry, the post about the 638 should have been first. This site works a bit oddly.**
You went and mentioned guns to Mac. Now see what you did!
Cheers for all that.
I’ve always had a bit of an issue pulling to the right with small revolvers; the laser will be helpful there. (I’m a southpaw and shoot handguns that way; long guns feel more comfy right-handed; fortunately, I’m comfortable using either eye as appropriate.)
Now see what you did!
Oh, it’s awful…just terrible! 🙂
For years I shop handguns with either hand and used the eye that matched the hand. Now my right eye is useless from cataracts so I am depending on my left hand for shooting. I am thinking of going back to carrying on the left side. I have purchased left handed holsters in the past as I prefer it in some situations. Unfortunately I never tried to learn to shoot rifles left handed and fiond it extremely awkward, witch makes my bad right eye a big problem. The left eye is starting to go so I guess I need to get the right eye cut. I just am a baby about the idea.
I like the Lasergrips because the laser is turned on by a button under the middle finger when gripping the gun in either hand so the thumb is free. I aligned the laser to be parallel with the barrel so it was the same offset at any range. I preferred this to having it cross the line of sight and then diverge.
I have a Mod 65, a fixed sight K frame in .357 Magnum. It used to be too big for Elena to use but after she learned to handle the J frame DA we tried the Mod 65 and she liked the feel so we may try that. I consider the K frame the ideal size for DA use and the extra size and weight make it easy to handle and would tame the recoil of mild .38s for her. I have two Lasergrips for these, a larger one and a small concealment size that would fit her small hand.
I also like this Mod 19, an adjustable sight model similar to the Mod 65. These were popular with the FBI at one point. I do like the better sights.
BrendaK had cataracts in both eyes removed a few years back. She said to tell you it was quick, simple, very little post-op discomfort…just a little bit of haloing for a while.
And that you will be very glad when you get them removed.
Thank you, and please wish our gentle Ginger a happy day.
Very nice, Fatwa. And VERY nice of Ms. Brenda -- hey, maybe now you know where the ZOG checks are going!