New gun

Discussion in 'Ruger Revolver Forums' started by BaldingEagle, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. BaldingEagle

    BaldingEagle New Member

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    Woo Hoo!
    My first post in the big boys forum!
    Just picked up my 5" GP100. My shooting range is my backyard.
    Problem is.............it's 16deg outside!:eek:
    All the best
    Baldy
     
  2. DoubleR

    DoubleR Active Member

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    Good lord that's cold!!!!!!! You go out you'd look like the poor little brother on the Christmas Story! Lol!
    We really are happy to have you btw :)
     

  3. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

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    C'mon Baldy, you're just trying to scare those southerners. Git on out there and let your new gun go bang.

    :D
     
  4. BaldingEagle

    BaldingEagle New Member

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    Yep! Its unseasonable, even for here! I'm just gonna have to man up and take on the cold. Cant stand a new gun with no powder residue on it!
    Baldy
     
  5. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Congrats on the new Ruger..





    Jim
     
  6. BaldingEagle

    BaldingEagle New Member

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    Thanks
    I did brave the elements and went out and shot a bit. I'm a newbie and still working on the posting of pictures. All a picture would have shown is an old guy out in the snow freezing is bottom of shooting at a tin can. Had fun! Got burnt powder on the gun. It's happy. I'm happy. All is good!
    Baldy
     
  7. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    I thought you have some heavy warm clothing and so I bet the gun would be going bang before long. How do you like it? What were you shooting 38 spl or 357?
     
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  8. BaldingEagle

    BaldingEagle New Member

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    Thanks
    I did brave the elements and went out and shot a bit. I'm a newbie and still working on the posting of pictures. All a picture would have shown is an old guy out in the snow freezing is bottom of shooting at a tin can. Had fun! Got burnt powder on the gun. It's happy. I'm happy. All is good!
    Baldy
     
  9. Willieboy

    Willieboy New Member

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    I'm a displaced Chicagoan, living in Texas. I'd give my kingdom for sixteen degrees... and a five inch GP100. Congratulations!
     
  10. BaldingEagle

    BaldingEagle New Member

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    Thanks to all
    I shot 158gr LSWC 38's and 125gr copper jacket HP 357's. All are hand rolled by me.

    Williboy
    I don't mind the cold either. The last 2 and a half years of my career, the AF sent me to Minot North Dakota. I actually loved it! Now I know what 50 below feels like.

    All the best
    Baldy
     
  11. Willieboy

    Willieboy New Member

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    In 1979, we had 40 below in Chicago. With the wind chill, it was 75 below. I was fine in a down parka and proper foot wear. The wind across Lake Michigan in winter is serious stuff.
     
  12. BaldingEagle

    BaldingEagle New Member

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    At least the cold in North Dakota wasn't coming across a body of water! That would make it a lot worse! Ive heard about Chicago winters!
     
  13. Tommycourt

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    Try living in Az when the temp gets down to freezing at night and not much over 55 degrees in the daytime. Out here anything under 105 is tolerable and most enjoy it when it is 80-95 degrees. BTW -welcome to the forum from the sizzling Valley of the Sun in Az

    Tommy
     
  14. jstanfield103

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    Balding Eagle, I want to also welcome you to the forum. I Love my GP's but they usually make me want more Ruger's. I find the GP to be even more of an excellent revolver than the S&W's, they just are not quite as refined as the Smith's but they are definitely a working mans revolver. Especially for us who reload.
    Congratulations and I think I will keep the warmer Kentucky weather. Much more agreeable to me. :)