Saturday, September 05, 2009

Torn...

I'm giving serious thought to shifting my collection around a little bit, getting rid of some newer stainless Smiths (3" 625 in .45LC, 646, 610 3", PC640 and the like,) and putting the money towards some things that interest me more these days...
  1. I need at least one Ruger 22/45, although two would be better.
  2. Some ammunition and reloading supplies.
  3. Picking up an FN 1910 or even a 1903 if I can find a shooter for a reasonable price.
  4. Getting a stainless Kit Gun.

If I play my cards right, I might be able to get a second AR lower and finish my rimfire 1911 project and still have dough left over...

We'll see.

28 comments:

Kristopher said...

A Counter-strike dead fanboy commemorative H und K.

And a 10" suppressed can .22lr upper for the AR.

Stranger said...

I love my antiques. The Darne, the Remington 51's, the WWI Colts, Krags, the '97 and the cornsheller, and the rest.

But for the duration of the emergency, those have become safe queens (except for the bumper shop 51) and the artillery I can get spares for are grabbable. And the bags of spares for each piece are hung right behind them on the rack.

Because 44/40's, 35 Rems, 348's, and the rest of the bang material for the antiques are going to get as scarce as 16 Ga buck.

Stranger

Don Meaker said...

I use my 625 as my bedroom gun. Just because it is simpler to use when woken from sleep.

EmmaPeel said...

Did you see my post a while back about DH wanting a 610 for his 40th birthday?

kaveman said...

Hey Tam, just wanted to let you know you've peaked the interest of an anti.

https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=6314891743204395487&postID=2932100483400313060

Be gentle, he's not all bad.

og said...

Dumb question: Why a 22/45 as opposed to a MKIII, or something like a Buckmark? Is it because it's similar to the 1911 in size and function, and you intend to use it as a "training" gun?
I have a MKII, and I like it fine. I do wish it was more similar to the 1911 but I dislike the polymer. Enquiring minds.

Scott said...

Eh I have a 22/45 and am not that impressed, I am thinking about selling it and buying a MArvel conversion for an Essex 1911 frame I have lying around.

Bob said...

Tam, New Jovian Thunderbolt may be interested in that 640.

Alec said...

The 22/45 is the least desirable of the Ruger .22s in my book. All the lawyer safeties of the Mk III + Plastic = No-Go. Really not a suitable 1911 simulator either. I do like the grip angle better, but it's not enough to outweigh the rest.

I think Ruger peaked at the Mk II. Just my opinion.

Lorimor said...

Just about about got to have a MKII 22/45 IMHO. Drop a Volquartsen trigger/sear/hammer in it and it's just wonderful.

Tam said...

"Dumb question: Why a 22/45 as opposed to a MKIII, or something like a Buckmark? Is it because it's similar to the 1911 in size and function, and you intend to use it as a "training" gun?"

Yes.

"Eh I have a 22/45 and am not that impressed, I am thinking about selling it and buying a MArvel conversion for an Essex 1911 frame I have lying around."

Having extensive experience with both the 22/45 and various 1911 conversions (Marvel, Ciener, TacSol, etc.) I decided to go with "both", and for different reasons.

"The 22/45 is the least desirable of the Ruger .22s in my book. All the lawyer safeties of the Mk III + Plastic = No-Go."

There are both Mk.II and Mk.III versions of the 22/45. I would prefer the former. Thank you for your concern, however.

Joe said...

I don't know if they are still available, but Volquartsen used to make a plastic set of grips for the MK-I & MK-II models that pretty closely simulates a 1911 grip. Work pretty well and gives you a broader field to buy from if you can find a pair.

Top of the Chain said...

Just checking, but this isn't a Claritin induced switch, is it? I'd hate to see the post title "I was under the influence."

Anonymous said...

Keep the Smiths, Sunday!

xx Triton

keith said...

Kit gun as in 3" J frame with adjustable sights?

22 Long Rifle or 38/357?

Just curious.

Keith

Peter said...

Tam, I have a disabled student (wheelchair-bound) who'd be very interested in that 3" 625 in .45 LC. He wants a big-bore short-barrel N-frame for crossdraw carry in a wheelchair. If you decide to sell it, may I have first dibs on his behalf?

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

keep the smiths Tam and go and get a conversion kit for a 1911
i love my Kimber conversion.

Cossack in a Kilt said...

Tam, if you decide that the 646 no longer tickles your funnybone . . . well, it would make a nice companion piece to my thoroughly silly Colt Trooper .41 Special, and I'd be happy to bid for it.

s said...

Tam:

I would be very interested in the Lew Horton 610. If you are serious about selling it, then please feel free to email me to discuss. I live in Virginia and will certainly pay FFL fees on my side.

Anonymous said...

Spike's AR15 lowers, in stock and ready to ship, at $89.95 each.

Anonymous said...

www.spikestactical.com

Anonymous said...

"Dumb question: Why a 22/45 as opposed to a MKIII, or something like a Buckmark?"

Because they were among the best that Ruger made. Ruger excels in giving the most bang for your buck.

For $200 you bought a .22lr pistol that you could shoot all day for under $50.

Lots of better .22s, but for the high volume shooter the 22/45 is an optimal choice for those considering the economics of shooting.

Shootin' Buddy

og said...

I have shot both and find the 22/45 and the regular MKII shoot fine, both of them. But I like the steel of the MKII better. Even with the crappy mag release. And I can shoot that bugger all day, and I love it. But having a pistol that acts like a 45, well, I guess that makes a good deal of sense- and when the time comes to add another Ruger, I think I'll buy the 45, for the same reasons.

Anonymous said...

There's a FN 1910 with a worn finish setting in the case at Gun's N Leather, Greenbrier, TN. I saw it while picking up my Remington 41-A yesterday.

Had a tag hanging on it that said $289.00.

Anonymous said...

Could you use another 296 in .44 Special? As a swap for the 646?
OldeForce

Tam said...

"But I like the steel of the MKII better."

I, too prefer steel, at least aesthetically. But the 1911-like grip angle and mag release are more important to me.

og said...

A good argument for a second ruger, if i ever heard one. I wonder what I can get for plasma these days?

WV: Clinic. I am totally not making that up.

aczarnowski said...

Like so many Rugers, the MKII 22/45 is a great gun one or two features away from an awesome gun. A lower setup for 1911 grip panels, so you could match your other guns, and a metal lower option would've been fantastic.

But just as it is, I really do like mine for cheap range time. If you primary center fire is a Luger, the regular MKII is probably better for you. ;)