• D'oh!

      9 years ago



      So, I have a Desert Eagle in .41 Remington Magnum... I bought it new in Germany, back in 1991, I think.

      I reload my own ammo for it, mainly because the stuff is expensive in that caliber.

      So, a year ago, I ordered 500 bullets from Midway (just the bullets, nothing else). Just canceled the back order today - almost exactly 1 year and 1 month later. (wife asked me to kill it so it wouldn't catch us by surprise)

      Looked around - only Natchez had bullets. I just got their last 6 boxes (of 20) for $111, exactly.

      I looked around for loaded cartridges in that caliber - the only thing I could find were Hornady(?) "Fusions" - over $75 per box of 50.


      Guess I'll have to save the DE for special occasions.

      I also have a S&W Model 57 in .41 mag (was my dad's). Guess I need to buy some semi-wadcutters, & use only those in the revolver.

    • I stumbled upon a useful web site...

      9 years ago


      Look here for illustrated part breakdowns

      here for owner's manuals

      here for various field manuals

      here for some old books

      Here for magazines & articles

      here for downloadable catalogs

      and here for some related interesting things

    • Who competes?

      9 years ago


      Up until returning to Northern Maine, I used to shoot NRA Service Rifle matches and competed in IDPA.

      Neither is currently available this far North although we have monthly "Collectors Shoots" (Any service rifle, any country, made before 1952, 100 yards, 15 rounds), and I just cleaned house at the local "Action Pistol" shoot. I've been giving the local Border patrol firearms instructor hell about that since I beat HIM by 32 seconds. His best guy only came within 11 seconds of me.

      So. Who competes and in what?

      P.S. The Border Patrol has no sense of humor about civvies offering to come teach them how to shoot under pressure.

    • Seriously...

      9 years ago


      You need one of these

    • Keep an eye out

      10 years ago

      Don't Let Your Senators Escape the Heat of the Spotlight!

      If you have been watching the news, you have no doubt seen stories on
      the health care debate. This is the topic de jour on Capitol Hill, and
      Congress is ramping up to vote on a bill in a few weeks.

      Last week, GOA alerted you to the fact that the whole health care issue
      has become a Trojan Horse for gun control, among other things.

      However, there are detractors who claim that the current health care
      debate will have nothing to do with guns. For example, GOA has been
      "informed" that a search of the TeddyCare bill does not turn
      up the word
      "guns," and that the word "database" is seen only a
      few times.

      Hmm, if your Senator's office gives you that as a response, then tell
      them not to be so lazy and naive.

      One needs to do more than type in a word search in order to analyze
      legislation. The database was set up under section 3001(c)(3)(i) of the
      stimulus bill. But the Kennedy bill allows for sweeping new
      regulations, which make it potentially impossible for any doctor to
      refuse to enter your records under the current section 13112 exemption.

      Many things you tell your doctor in the privacy of his office could
      affect your right to own a firearm. And just because anti-gun zealot Ted
      Kennedy doesn't notify us up front of his anti-gun intentions doesn't
      mean they don't exist.

      Frankly, we got this same garbage in connection with the Veterans
      Disarmament Act (officially known as the NICS Improvement Act), where
      the anti-gunners took away the guns of 150,000 veterans through language
      which was not explicit. Before the bill was signed into law last year,
      some detractors even claimed that because the NICS bill did not mention
      the word "veterans," we must have been wrong to suggest that
      the bill
      would disarm vets!

      Well, guess what? The disarmament which was already occurring before
      President Bush signed the legislation into law last year is now
      occurring with a vengeance under the Obama administration. (In fact,
      GOA members should be looking for an upcoming mailing which will give
      you postcards to send in support of an important bill -- introduced by
      Sen. Burr of North Carolina -- which will protect veterans from the
      fangs of the Veterans Disarmament Act.)

      The point is, no Senate staffer should ever give you an opinion on a
      bill unless he has read the entire code that the bill will be amending.
      Nor should they ignore the potential for an Obama administration to
      abuse any particular piece of legislation.

      Remember how the RICO Act, originally enacted to help combat the Mafia,
      was later used to crack down on legitimate banks and peaceful pro-life
      protesters? The original RICO Act never used the word
      "abortion," but
      that didn't stop overzealous prosecutors from going after the
      non-violent protestors.

      And who would have thought, when the original Brady law was passed in
      1993, that it would be used to keep people with outstanding traffic
      tickets... or couples with marriage problems... or military vets with
      nightmares from buying guns? After all, the Brady law never mentioned
      those people groups, and yet the law has been used over the past 15-plus
      years to deny gun rights to those very people.

      Reading legislation is not a job for the timid or the lazy. If staffers
      in your Senate offices aren't willing to read current bills IN THE LIGHT
      OF EXISTING LAWS -- and to do the research necessary to compile this
      information -- then politely encourage them to get another line of work.
    • He got confirmed

      10 years ago

      "Too much work [was] left undone. After a few sleepless nights, I wrote
      for myself a list of issues on which I needed to do more in the years
      ahead. One of those issues was global regulation of small arms." --
      Harold Hongju Koh (2001)

      Friday, June 26, 2009

      Imagine that. The Senate confirmed this week, by a vote of 62-35, a gun
      banner who stays up at night thinking of ways to impose more gun control
      upon American citizens.

      Harold Koh is that gun grabber, and he was confirmed yesterday to be the
      Legal Adviser at the State Department.

      On Wednesday, Senate Republicans attempted to kill the Koh nomination
      with a filibuster -- until eight of them crossed the aisle to help
      Democrats confirm Koh.

      The back-stabbing Senators are: Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Susan Collins
      (R-ME), Judd Gregg (R-NH), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Richard Lugar (R-IN), Mel
      Martinez (R-FL), Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and George Voinovich (R-OH).

      Once the filibuster was thwarted, Koh's nomination passed easily. The
      vote on final passage can be viewed at:

      Koh is eager to assume his post at the State Department, having lamented
      that there is only so much that can be done from the outside to push gun
      control treaties, and that ultimately we need people like him in
      positions of power. The chief lawyer for the State Department is just
      the position someone like him needs to push more gun control through
      international treaties.

      GOA will continue watching for any attempt by the Obama administration
      to foist an international gun control treaty upon the citizens of the

    • Vote Coming to Confirm Anti-gun Radical

      10 years ago

      Vote Coming to Confirm Anti-gun Radical
      -- "Guns Kill Civil Society," says State Department Nominee

      Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
      8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
      Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408

      Tuesday, June 23, 2009

      Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has scheduled a Wednesday vote on a
      State Department nominee who supports gun control on a global scale.

      While advocates of the Second Amendment have come to expect that
      appointees of President Barack Obama would be hostile to the rights of
      gun owners, the president's nominee for legal advisor to the State
      Department reaches a whole new level of anti-gun extremism.

      Harold Hongju Koh, who served at the State Department under the Clinton
      administration, is a self-described "trans-nationalist" who
      that our laws -- and our Constitution -- should be brought into
      conformity with international agreements.

      "If you want to be in the global environment, you have to play by the
      global rules," Koh told a Cleveland audience.

      Koh's positions treat our constitutional law as if it were a mere local
      ordinance on the greater world stage. This is of particular concern to
      gun owners at a time when the U.S. Congress is under pressure from
      President Obama to ratify an international gun control treaty with
      countries in the western hemisphere. That treaty, known by its Spanish
      acronym CIFTA, would likely serve as a forerunner to a more extensive
      United Nations initiative, the "Program of Action to Prevent, Combat and
      Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in all its

      The Bush administration, under the leadership of UN Ambassador John
      Bolton, rejected the small arms treaty. Bolton plainly told the world
      that the United States will not accept a gun control document that
      violates our Constitutional right to bear arms. Harold Koh commented
      that Bolton was being "needlessly provocative."

      In a paper entitled "A world drowning in guns," Koh maintains
      that a
      civil society cannot exist with broad gun ownership: "Guns kill civil
      society," he said.

      Koh is eager to assume his post at the State Department, having lamented
      that there is only so much that can be done from the outside to push gun
      control treaties, and that ultimately we need people like him in
      positions of power. The chief lawyer for the State Department is just
      the position someone like him needs to put his agenda into play.

      While Koh's nomination has been delayed largely because of Second
      Amendment concerns, Sen. Reid plans to force a vote this week.

      It is imperative that gun owners contact their Senators and insist that
      they vote AGAINST this anti-gun extremist.

      ACTION: Please contact your Senators immediately and urge them to
      oppose Harold Hongju Koh's nomination to the State Department. You can
      use the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at to send your Senators the pre-written
      message below.
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