• Barkeep

    From JIMMY ANDERSON@OTHETA to ALL on Friday, March 26, 2021 10:52:00

    Well - a few weeks past my birthday and I finally have my gift to myself ordered. :-) A Heritage 22 Barkeep with 2" barrel. I opted for the model
    with wood grips and the 'case hardened' look.

    Acadamy had the best price at 139 but could never catch it in stock.
    Local gun store could order one for about 175 (list is 180), so I waited
    and waited for Acadamy. Finally Rural King got a restock and a 'special
    buy' of 169, so I ordered (bird in the hand, right?).

    Excited to get it in and do some metal ringing in the back yard. :-)




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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@OTHETA to ALL on Friday, March 26, 2021 09:39:00
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    Well - a few weeks past my birthday and I finally have my gift to
    myself ordered. :-) A Heritage 22 Barkeep with 2" barrel. I opted for
    the model with wood grips and the 'case hardened' look.

    Acadamy had the best price at 139 but could never catch it in stock.
    Local gun store could order one for about 175 (list is 180), so I
    waited and waited for Acadamy. Finally Rural King got a restock and a 'special buy' of 169, so I ordered (bird in the hand, right?).

    Excited to get it in and do some metal ringing in the back yard. :-)

    And I got an email tonight that it is AT THE STORE and waiting for me
    to come pick up! That was fast! :-)




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  • From Weatherman@TLCBBS to JIMMY ANDERSON on Saturday, March 27, 2021 00:37:00
    JIMMY ANDERSON wrote to ALL <=-

    Well - a few weeks past my birthday and I finally have my gift to
    myself ordered. :-) A Heritage 22 Barkeep with 2" barrel. I opted for
    the model with wood grips and the 'case hardened' look.

    Acadamy had the best price at 139 but could never catch it in stock.
    Local gun store could order one for about 175 (list is 180), so I
    waited and waited for Acadamy. Finally Rural King got a restock and a 'special buy' of 169, so I ordered (bird in the hand, right?).

    Excited to get it in and do some metal ringing in the back yard. :-)

    I think you'll enjoy it. Not bad on the price, either. I have several Heritage .22s. I'm not a huge fan of their sights, but hell, if I wanted a Single Six, I'd pay Single Six prices. The nice thing about the Heritage is that if you drop it off the 4 wheeler and into the mud you're not going to kick yourself in the ass about it all day long.

    I know that kinda sounds like I'm bad-mouthing the Heritage Rough Riders, but I'm not. I'm also fond of the Hi-Point, as well as my Sundance A-25 as well as my Heritage. Yeah, I DO like my "cheap" guns. They're great fun to plink with, good and dependable enough to carry as a critter plinker, and the added benefit is that they're so damned inexpensive you can just buy as many as you want. Get used to that miserable front sight and you'll find that the gun will outshoot you all day long.
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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@OTHETA to WEATHERMAN on Saturday, March 27, 2021 08:28:00
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    I think you'll enjoy it. Not bad on the price, either. I have several Heritage .22s. I'm not a huge fan of their sights, but hell, if I
    wanted a Single Six, I'd pay Single Six prices. The nice thing about
    the Heritage is that if you drop it off the 4 wheeler and into the mud you're not going to kick yourself in the ass about it all day long.

    LOL - I understand! And yeah, I like to save as much as I can, but again
    I've been wanting this, so... :-)

    I have a Heritage my father in law gave me last year at this time for
    my birthday. I was 'in the market' for a .22 single action and didn't
    want to pay Single Six prices, so I was going back and forth on
    buying the Heritage with a magnum cylinder or the Ruger Wrangler.
    While I was deciding he pulled the Heritage out of his safe and gave
    it to me. I shoot it mainly with the magnum cylinder. I bought some
    IMOP grips for it right away.

    Then a couple of weeks later we were in Rural King and they had two
    Wranglers, so I got to see it and hold it. Bought the black one. LOL

    I know that kinda sounds like I'm bad-mouthing the Heritage Rough
    Riders, but I'm not. I'm also fond of the Hi-Point, as well as my

    Doesn't sound like it to me, but I know what you mean... So many
    'experts' out there that run down the 'cheap' stuff even if they
    have never owned or even fired one! I've heard NOTHING but good
    things from anyone that has ever OWNED a Hi-Point! I was in the
    market for a PCC and was considering the .40 Hi-Point, but ended
    up with the Sub-2000 from KelTec because it will fit in a backpack...
    Got a 9mm, since I couldn't lay my hands on a .40, but it uses
    Glock mags, so I have a lot of variety to choose from. :)

    Sundance A-25 as well as my Heritage. Yeah, I DO like my "cheap" guns. They're great fun to plink with, good and dependable enough to carry as
    a critter plinker, and the added benefit is that they're so damned inexpensive you can just buy as many as you want. Get used to that

    Agreed! I am a musician too and though a guitar might be TOO cheap, as in
    not a good neck or something, but MOST 'cheaper' guitars are great for
    the beginner or the fire pit or whatever. :-)

    I'm not familiar with the Sundance... Will have to gooogle that one...

    miserable front sight and you'll find that the gun will outshoot you
    all day long.

    Isn't that the way with all of them? :-)



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  • From Weatherman@TLCBBS to JIMMY ANDERSON on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:50:00
    JIMMY ANDERSON wrote to WEATHERMAN <=-


    Doesn't sound like it to me, but I know what you mean... So many
    'experts' out there that run down the 'cheap' stuff even if they
    have never owned or even fired one! I've heard NOTHING but good
    things from anyone that has ever OWNED a Hi-Point! I was in the
    market for a PCC and was considering the .40 Hi-Point, but ended
    up with the Sub-2000 from KelTec because it will fit in a backpack...
    Got a 9mm, since I couldn't lay my hands on a .40, but it uses
    Glock mags, so I have a lot of variety to choose from. :)

    I've got two Hi-Points, the JHP pistol and the 4595 FGFL LAZ (as in normal carbine with add-on forward grip, light and laser). The're both fun to shoot. The pistol is heavy as sin, way too heavy for me to want to carry, and to tell the truth, I've got a bum shoulder that makes extended time with that gun a bit of a pain, but it DOES sit in my nightstand because if I need something to go BANG when I pull the trigger, that one has never let me down.

    Sundance A-25 as well as my Heritage. Yeah, I DO like my "cheap" guns. They're great fun to plink with, good and dependable enough to carry as
    a critter plinker, and the added benefit is that they're so damned inexpensive you can just buy as many as you want. Get used to that

    Agreed! I am a musician too and though a guitar might be TOO cheap, as
    in not a good neck or something, but MOST 'cheaper' guitars are great
    for the beginner or the fire pit or whatever. :-)

    I'm not familiar with the Sundance... Will have to gooogle that one...

    The Sundance is one of those Ring of Fire guns, like the Jennings, Bryco and Pheonix. They made guns with alloy frames and inexpensive mechanisms, sold for like $75 brand new. There's not a niche market for them, I paid $125 for a .25 auto, nickel plated. Not a great gun, but it does what it was made to do, which is to put a functional firearm in the hands of someone who didn't have a lot of money to spend. Truth be told, that little $125 plinker is a hell of a lot easier for me to shoot than my $475 Colt 1908 (which I am now seeing at $800 at any gun show I go to).





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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@OTHETA to WEATHERMAN on Thursday, April 01, 2021 08:51:00
    WEATHERMAN wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    I've got two Hi-Points, the JHP pistol and the 4595 FGFL LAZ (as in

    That's the .45 carbine, right? I hear it's a smooth shooter! The extra
    weight really helps with recoil and such...

    The Sundance is one of those Ring of Fire guns, like the Jennings,
    Bryco and Pheonix. They made guns with alloy frames and inexpensive mechanisms, sold for like $75 brand new. There's not a niche market
    for them, I paid $125 for a .25 auto, nickel plated. Not a great gun,
    but it does what it was made to do, which is to put a functional
    firearm in the hands of someone who didn't have a lot of money to

    Yep! Very cool!

    spend. Truth be told, that little $125 plinker is a hell of a lot
    easier for me to shoot than my $475 Colt 1908 (which I am now seeing at $800 at any gun show I go to).

    Yeah, can you believe the prices today!?!?


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  • From Weatherman@TLCBBS to JIMMY ANDERSON on Saturday, April 03, 2021 00:26:00
    JIMMY ANDERSON wrote to WEATHERMAN <=-

    I've got two Hi-Points, the JHP pistol and the 4595 FGFL LAZ (as in

    That's the .45 carbine, right? I hear it's a smooth shooter! The extra weight really helps with recoil and such...

    It's not as if the .45 ACP has that much recoil anyway. I mean, yeah, there are some handguns where the impulse is rather stout, but even in something as small as my PT-145, it's not bad at all. So yeah, that weight really soaks up the recoil and then on top of that, as if they really needed it, Hi-Point designed the Gen2 carbines with buffer springs in the butt pad. Yeah, they are nice to shoot. Also the pistol and the carbine use the same mage, which makes it a contender for a home defense ensemble.

    spend. Truth be told, that little $125 plinker is a hell of a lot
    easier for me to shoot than my $475 Colt 1908 (which I am now seeing at $800 at any gun show I go to).

    Yeah, can you believe the prices today!?!?

    It's completely nuts. I've been buying almost exclusively black powder pieces lately. There's an auction tomorrow where they have about 60 firearms, some appear to be quite interesting. I've got VE testing on the east side of town at 9am, the auction starts at 10am in a city 40 miles west of where I'll be. My wife and step-son are going to the auction, maybe they'll find something that hasn't been bid up too high for me....

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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@OTHETA to WEATHERMAN on Saturday, April 03, 2021 06:54:00
    WEATHERMAN wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    Yeah, can you believe the prices today!?!?

    It's completely nuts. I've been buying almost exclusively black powder pieces lately. There's an auction tomorrow where they have about 60 firearms, some appear to be quite interesting. I've got VE testing on
    the east side of town at 9am, the auction starts at 10am in a city 40 miles west of where I'll be. My wife and step-son are going to the auction, maybe they'll find something that hasn't been bid up too high
    for me....

    Good luck! Hope you get something decent? In the old days I would have
    said "hope you get a deal" but I think those days are, if not gone
    completely, absent for the moment. :-)



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