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 Post subject: Truck Guns
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:00 pm 
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A couple of mine. I love the 7 1/2" barrels. The top a .357 & bottom a 45 Colt.

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 Post subject: Re: Truck Guns
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:54 am 
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Interesting 357. Once a Bisley? As I can't think right now of any other 357 NMBH that had a 7.5" tube.

I've always admired your initialed grips BTW. I have a panel that I've penciled my outline on, but can't muster the idea of the patience I'll need to do it, as I've worked with steel most of my life & wood gets away from me pretty quick. Lacking any artistic talent might be another reason I've held off. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Truck Guns
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:43 am 
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gunzo wrote:
Interesting 357. Once a Bisley? As I can't think right now of any other 357 NMBH that had a 7.5" tube.


Yes to drop some weight & canned the Bisley stuff.

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I've always admired your initialed grips BTW. I have a panel that I've penciled my outline on, but can't muster the idea of the patience I'll need to do it, as I've worked with steel most of my life & wood gets away from me pretty quick. Lacking any artistic talent might be another reason I've held off. :wink:


These are from another Ruger which I loaned the to a friend & after about 6 months he returned it having relief carved the panels.

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 Post subject: Re: Truck Guns
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:54 am 
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Truck Guns, damn right I got truck guns. Glove Box carries a 1911
and a revolver on my hip. Behind the seat is a Winchester trapper 16 in, 3030.
You never know! ps

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 Post subject: Re: Truck Guns
PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:08 pm 
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powder smoke wrote:
Truck Guns, damn right I got truck guns. Glove Box carries a 1911
and a revolver on my hip. Behind the seat is a Winchester trapper 16 in, 3030.
You never know!


A good Winchester makes a fine truck gun.

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 Post subject: Re: Truck Guns
PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:39 pm 
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SIG P226 .357 SIG lives in the console box, Winchester 94 under back seat plus whatever I happen to be carrying that day.

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 Post subject: Re: Truck Guns
PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:43 pm 
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I really like the 7 1/2" BH's. Makes perfect "truck gun" sense. I'm always wearing a revolver in mine, but also carry one of two rifles, either a Win 94 30 w.c.f. or a Marlin 1894 .357.

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 Post subject: Re: Truck Guns
PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:03 pm 
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Car console gun here:

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H&K USP in .40.

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 Post subject: Re: Truck Guns
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:42 am 
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:mrgreen: I'm still trying to convince the wife that we need a truck,so we can get a truck gun :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Truck Guns
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:20 am 
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Mega Twin wrote:
:mrgreen: I'm still trying to convince the wife that we need a truck,so we can get a truck gun :mrgreen:


I love it, made me laugh on a Sunday morning.


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 Post subject: Re: Truck Guns
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:51 am 
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Grizzlies are very uncommon and gangs and road rage increasing, so I compromise: I have a Glock 20 in my truck.

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 Post subject: Re: Truck Guns
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:25 pm 
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How DO you guys describe just what a truck gun is? In a way I could say every gun I own is a truck gun. If I am going to shoot any gun I have odds are I am driving my truck to where it gets shot. MY idea of a truck gun would be a practical beater gun, not one of my collector guns that seldom see`s the light of day out of the safe.
Problem now days is most of us wont leave any gun in the truck for fear of it getting ripped off. About 1978 I was flying my citaberia from california to wisconsin. I used to keep a 8 3/8" S&W 27-2 (357) in the plane when I flew cross country across wilderness areas. Weather forced me down for a couple days at Murdo S. Dakota. I hooked up with the county sheriff and rode around with him. "Mac" kept a cheap single barrel shotgun in his car. So help me he still packed a nickle plated colt SAA .45! I recall only one time that I was glad I had that smith with me. I was flying from Searchlight Nev to Calif in 1977 in my tri pacer. I spotted a C-45 (Beechcraft model 18) ground looped on a remote desert strip.
Soon as I spotted it I was pretty sure it was a druggie plane. I buzzed it and seen no sign of people for miles. I landed to check it out. I was still in CB contact with a couple friends I had left at Searchlight. I told them if they didn't hear back from me in 45 minuets to come and get me. One was also a pilot and had the same air map as me.
I seen what happened. There was a rain gully across the dirt trail/strip and he had to land long. He had to purposely ground loop at the end and knocked over a Joshua tree when he did. It bent the plane up but was fixable.
I got in the plane and copied the title. The six passenger seats were gone and it evidently was used for dope.
I got in the air and radioed my buddy's about it. They had a 4WD truck and headed for it while I flew back to Fox field Lancaster to report it. When I went to the FAA they had nothing on it yet. The next day I went to a lawyer to see what hoops I needed to jump through to file salvage on the plane. The lady lawyer dug up a book on ship wreck laws and basically said I just could salvage it and if the owner was dumb enough to want the plane back I could charge them storage. That night my buddy's found their way to the plane. Spirits were involved. They fired up one engine but couldn't get the other one started. In the process one backed into a cactus and the other had to pluck out some spines. Wish I hadn't missed that! Anyway that morning they were driving out and met another truck with two hippy type men in it with a female sitting between them. They figured they were headed for the plane and gave them time and followed. They came up on them taking off the metal nose in front of the cockpit. My guys yelled to them to leave the plane alone as their buddy (me) had reported it. The people were wearing guns and yelled insults back. My guys, had guns but wasn't about to use them left. They got to Essex and called the San Bernadino sheriffs dept. They sat there almost two hours for a deputy.
Meanwhile I made calls to various people in the FAA. Finally I was given a number of a Vegas cop who on the side did work for the FAA. It was a one sided conversation. He took my number and called me back later. I knew he was checking me out on my job where I also worked security. He told me he had been watching that group for six months and even knew the pilot had been having trouble with one engine! He said the group had murdered and if I was going to go back and get involved with that plane to be armed. (Off the record of course).
My guys got back and built a block, tackle and boom to remove the engines. This had happened over Christmas and now it was new years eve. Four of us went in to look it over about midnight on new years eve. We all were well armed. I went in the last half mile by myself to see if anyone was around. There wasn't. Several trips were involved. On our last trip in to finally get a engine we got there to find the plane on its belly with the gear gone, the engines gone and the oil lines cut with oil still dripping out! We got nothing but it was a adventure.
A couple years later I landed by a FBO at California city. There was a C-45 parked there. I quipped to the manager I once owned one like it for a day. Then told him the story. It shook him up. He said I got burnt on the same deal! A group had hired him to dismantle the plane and haul it out. He did and got stiffed!
Now I am old and disabled but it was fun.


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 Post subject: Re: Truck Guns
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:41 am 
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A truck gun is one you don't mind banging up or losing. Mine is a Tarus Tracker 4in in .41 mag.


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 Post subject: Re: Truck Guns
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:52 pm 
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Mine is a P345 with safety.

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 Post subject: Re: Truck Guns
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:44 pm 
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bogus bill wrote:
How DO you guys describe just what a truck gun is?


When I say truck gun, guess I mean when you're away from your dwelling place in whatever moves you around. In my case it's the GMC or my Chevy Tracker. For others it may be an auto, ATV, motorcycle, horse, etc.

And then it's what you do while your away. For me it's more about targets of opportunity than anything else. Many of my targets are rocks on yon hillside. The area I call home is filled with roads through the woods so a good sixgun is what I mostly use.

For others it may be more about defense so the hi-cap auto is used with maybe the AR behind the seat. All that is good but mostly for me it's a sixgun & the 30-30 Winchester or single shot Harrington & Richardson.

And I do admit to carrying the CZ 75 most always in my vehicle with 3 extra mags. for serious stuff.

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