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    Convertible revolver advice

    When heading to the range check to make sure the cylinder in the revolver matches tha ammunition you are taking BEFORE you leave. A public service announcement from Thumbcocker.
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    I’ll bet there is a story in that piece of advice

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    Yeah them Colts won't go in a ACP cyl worth a hoot .
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    Did it convert you to a spotter and 9mm ammo depot?

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    Been there, done that.

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    ditto. Been there, done that.
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    Ditto on that. It's not fun to be so excited to get to the range when you load up and drive 20 miles and unload and forget the ammo. Ugh! Back home, back to the range, shoot and go home. Wasted a good hour or more driving instead of shooting.

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    Drove from Ohio to Michigan for a competition. Packed the truck the evening before, except gun box and ammunition. Got to the match, unpacked, no ammunition!! My closest rival heard what happened and spotted me enough ammunition to compete for the day. After that, I always had enough ammunition to shoot each match twice so I could help someone.

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    Yup, and dem jamomatics need da metal thingymabobs that ya put toes boolits into too.

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    Heck,,, you should buy a gun, then go to the range only to discover it has the ACP cylinder when it was sold as a Colt caliber. (That happened to a friend recently, and his son made the comment; "Dad, the ammo won't fit!" He told me that when he was looking at buying the gun, he didn't think to check the chambers!)

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    Oh, dang. Now you tell me. I drove 3 hours to a seminar at the range only to discover I had my trusty .44 Special Colt’s SAA and hundreds of rounds of .44 Special ammo, but I had the .44-40 cylinder in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumbcocker View Post
    When heading to the range check to make sure the cylinder in the revolver matches tha ammunition you are taking BEFORE you leave. A public service announcement from Thumbcocker.
    I am anal enough I take both cylinders, but have gone to the range with 45 acp ammo and a 45 Colt and 9mm cylinders. Lucky for me the range is less than 6 miles away.
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    Years ago I bought a “45 Colt” Ruger New Model which turned out to be a 45 ACP. I returned it and was 45 Colt-less for a number of years thereafter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Jack Hammer View Post
    Oh, dang. Now you tell me. I drove 3 hours to a seminar at the range only to discover I had my trusty .44 Special Colt’s SAA and hundreds of rounds of .44 Special ammo, but I had the .44-40 cylinder in it.
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    Now i don't feel so much like the Lone Ranger! Glad to know I ain't the only one

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    You revolver guys have the weirdest problems.......
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    Well, we are a bunch of senile old geezers here and that doesn't help! Gp

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    I learned to always keep both cylinders boxed up with the gun. This avoids losing the cylinder for a couple years in not remembering where you tucked it, which happened to me. Didn't "find" the .45 Colt cylinder for my NMRBH until I repacked boxes from my move to West VA several years ago. Just sayin'
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    I've never had any problems with ammo or cylinders. I keep the Ruger in a rug along with the extra cylinder. So, if I take along .45ACP or .45 Colt, I can make any required adjustments.
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    Yep,
    I keep both cylinders in the pistol rug with their revolver.

    I did buy an OM Ruger Single Six that was sold as a .22LR. The salesman even pulled out the cylinder to show me it didn't fit a .22Mag.
    It didn't fit a .22Mag because the cylinder was so "cruded up" with powder residue from shooting .22LR in it's. 22Mag chambers.
    GEEZ, I was ticked off. No satisfaction at the Gun Shop. But eventually bought a NM Long Rifle cylinder and had it fitted.

    Learned 45yrs ago to keep both cylinders with the revolver.
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