GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
03/03/08 10:11 PM
Roll Call Round 2

We've got a bunch of new members so I'm bringing back this popular thread.

I'll start it off. I'm Gary and run things around these parts. Sometimes this is my 2nd full-time job - during the day I write software on occasion and run some eCommerce programs for a big box retailer. I've been hunting with handguns since 1981, exclusively since 1984. I live in Virginia but would like to spend more time in Texas.

If you're so inclined feel free to introduce yourself to the gang.



Ernie
(Distinguished Master)
03/04/08 09:14 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My name is Ernie. I have been handgun hunting since the mid-to-late 80's. Primarily, I use specialty handguns over revolvers, but have hunted with them as well. I am a preacher by vocation in the wonderful state of Wyoming. I enjoy shooting and hunting with specialty pistols. The other aspect of SP's is that I like to stretch the distance and will compete in a couple of LR shoots each year.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
03/04/08 09:45 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello, my mane is Duane. I have been hunting with a pistol sense 1996. I grew up shooting Contenders and then Encores. I am originally from the state of Texas but I will hunt were ever the good Lord permits. I am sailor in the US Navy and I currently stationed with the Navy Band in New Orleans.

rupe
(veteran)
03/04/08 10:13 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello, my name is David but I go by Rupe. I started handgun hunting in the late 90's. I was out of it for about 8 years but now I'm back into it again. I'm retired/disabled due to a back injury and I'm healing from back surgery at this time. My other hobbies are 4wheeling our Jeep Wrangler and camping.

Jeremy
(old hand)
03/04/08 11:32 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My name is Jeremy, I am a recovering whitetail junky! I am new to the handgun business. Since I have stumbled onto the site, I now have a great desire to make it my priority. Oh yeah, awesome site! I live in Gloucester, VA. I build furniture and do trimwork. I have a great respect for the outdoors as it should be! I am a very accomplished hunter and the long arms has gotten somwhat boring for me. Bow and Blackpowder are my favorite, and most likely the handgun will be next!

pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
03/04/08 12:28 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My name is Phil. I am an officer with the Colorado Dept of Corrections. I grew up hunting, fishing and trapping in Montana and hope to return soon. I enjoy the solitude and challenge of backpack hunting wilderness areas in Colorado. Other than handguns, I also shoot and hunt with traditional muzzleloaders and traditional archery gear.

KYODE
(Shooting Expert)
03/04/08 03:42 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

i'm Kyle, n i originated "Roll Call Round 1"


i've hunted deer and small game by ALL methods since i was a youngin. i'm nearing 45 now.

i bought my first "deer gun" as a ruger redhawk in 1986. i used it off and on for a few years, and took my first handgun deer with it several years later(less deer population back then). i use handguns exclusively now. i love the TC's, "need an XP, and a good ruger revolver ain't bad to have around. i also love shootin, reloadin, and fishin.
....but 3 youngins sure do take a lot out of a man.


Rick
(addict)
03/04/08 03:56 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm Rick. Been handgun hunting since late 80's when the job allows. Several Contender barrels and various revolvers. I enjoy anything related to the outdoors..

wapitirod
(Shootist)
03/04/08 04:55 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm Rod. I'm a big bore revolver fan but in the past have used contenders and plan to do so again. I hunted exclusively with traditional archery equipment after putting down my rifle almost 25yrs ago and then I started hunting with modern archery equipment and rifles again and I got serious about handguns about 5yrs ago.

TJCMO
(newbie)
03/04/08 06:40 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm Tom. I have been hunting with handguns 95% of the time since 1995. I've been lucky enough to have gone hunting in Africa 3 times and had a blast. I mostly shoot Encores and my custom Reeder built 510 GNR revolver.

s4s4u
(Shootist)
03/04/08 08:12 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My name is Rod. Man how time flies, hard to believe its going on 5 years hanging around this site. I make interior trim parts for an income, you can see at http://www.s4sindustries.com Can you tell where my 'handle' comes from ;-) I hunted with long guns for most of my life, until about 10 years ago. I love the challenge and convenience of the handgun. I have an assortment of tools/platforms; revolver, s-auto, 'Tender, XP, Striker, Competitor; and call no real favorites, they all have their place although the wheelguns have been prominant of late. Anyway, good hunting and shooting and let's stick together.

hunlee
(addict)
03/04/08 11:48 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi there hunlee here.Been shooting Contender for many year now and hunlee is proud owner of 223,375 Windchester,7-30 water barrel.Hunlee shoot many deer with 375 windchester but allway up close yardage butt this year hunlee deside to get a nice long ranger setup being the 7-30 water with new Burris 3-12x power scope.Hunlee is good at shooting Contender,is friend to all,is very good looking and has fathered many children

hunlee


kingfisher
(addict)
03/05/08 08:55 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My name is Steve. I am a manufacturers rep for a publicly traded firm catering to the asphalt industry and coach high school and American Legion baseball. I live in Alabama and hunt the acreage that I own here but now spend as much time as I possibly can in Pike County, IL bowhunting, handgunning, scouting/glassing and just saying "Thank you Lord" for allowing me access to such a beautiful place. My first hunting handgun was a T/C Encore 7mm08 which downed one of the beautiful 9 points hanging from my wall. My primary handgun now is my S&W PC .460. I plan to add a Browning Buck Mark .22 to my collection in the very near future and am always on the look for another specialty thumper.

sscoyote
(addict)
03/05/08 04:13 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm another Steve, this time from Pueblo, CO--lab tech., USAFR and freelance gunwriter. I've been into hunting with specialty pistols with XPhunter since the '80's. I'm also into the long-range aspects of handgunning especially optics applications. I also hunt archery as a backpack hunter.

Mike S
(enthusiast)
03/05/08 05:47 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi my name is Mike, From East Central Missouri,I make parts for acft. I have had the DEER Adiction since 1984,Up till now using Rifle,Blackpowder,Bows, And a Anaconda 44.
Due to recent health issue's, I now shoot a Crossbow,
And just purchased a Contender


Festus
(enthusiast)
03/06/08 03:45 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello, my name is Preston (festus) I live in Ohio and am a deer hunting nut. I hunt with mostly a longbow (stick and string) but use a muzzleloader during gun season.
I have hunted with a handgun with no success. I am starting this year going forward to make it my primary weapon. (as soon as I choose the right one)
I am a 20 year retail veteran who makes his living mostly from the laptop.
But my heart is always in the outdoors.
Feel free to PM me anytime.


larry223
(addict)
03/06/08 06:27 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

hello larry here i live in western n.y. been hunting all my
life with a hand gun about 5yrs and really like it.
i am retired and recovering from medical probelms.i like reloading hunting and fishing.
larry


clayzzz
(member)
03/08/08 10:03 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi everybody,
Newbie here, like most after bagging over 150 deer with longgun,muzzleloader,shotgun,and bow. I still enjoy bow and blackpowder but now I'm going to jump into handgun hunting. I like the close up action of bow so I thought handgun hunting will be about the same thrill. I will be shooting a wheelgun I just purchased a SBH hunter 44mag with a leupold 4x scope only 50 rounds through it for $600.00. wish me luck and I hope to meet some shooters from Virginia.
Wayne


larry223
(addict)
03/08/08 10:11 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

hello welcome to the forum a lot of nice guys here you and learn
alot. have fun and again welcome.
larry


GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
03/08/08 10:37 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

 Originally Posted By: clayzzz
Hi everybody,
Newbie here, like most after bagging over 150 deer with longgun,muzzleloader,shotgun,and bow. I still enjoy bow and blackpowder but now I'm going to jump into handgun hunting. I like the close up action of bow so I thought handgun hunting will be about the same thrill. I will be shooting a wheelgun I just purchased a SBH hunter 44mag with a leupold 4x scope only 50 rounds through it for $600.00. wish me luck and I hope to meet some shooters from Virginia.
Wayne


Where in VA are you?


clayzzz
(member)
03/08/08 08:07 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Gary,
I live in Ashland Va. I just got home from a sporting clays event in Caroline county. I'm hooked on shooting clays in the off season shoot from NC to NJ . I didn't have much time to hunt last year because of work but I hope to make up for it this year. I have family your way in Stafford, AND Spotsey. Like I said new to handgun hunting hope this gets me pumped about hunting this year. Now I just have to find some places to go with the wheelgun.

Wayne


jamesfromjersey
(Shootist)
03/08/08 10:57 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Here it is..been shooting handguns since 1973 and started hunting 10 years later. Thank God for hunting as it gets me away from the city where I run the plumbing department for a large NJ public school district. My first hunting handgun was a Colt Python and my latest is a FA`s 475. This is the only site that`s just for handgun hunting and the best you will find on the WWW.
The members are a top notch bunch of shooters and hunters who will always help with any questions you may have. For handgun
hunters....this is the place....all the best and good hunting.


wyote
(addict)
03/09/08 12:59 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm Jim and I live in NW Wyoming. I am disabled because of a broken back. I can still walk with a couple of ski poles. I find it alot easier to carry a hand gun instead of a rifle. Plus I just like handguns.

I started hunting small game with handguns back in the early to mid 70's. I didn't start hunting big game with handguns till the mid 80's. I prefer revolvers but I use SS more because of the terrian and distance I have to shoot. I've taken game from the size of mouse to moose!!!


Longstrides
(stranger)
03/10/08 11:47 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi, I'm Larry and I live in Washington. I bow hunted for several years. I have concentrated on fishing the last two years. I have enjoyed shooting and hand loading for some time now. I will retire soon and am thinking of taking up hand gun hunting.

wapitirod
(Shootist)
03/10/08 11:58 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome Larry, nice to see another northwesterner, there is getting to be a few of us on here now. Keep watching I think we are going to try and put a shoot together in eastern Oregon for next spring/winter. I have interest from guys here in Oregon, Washington and California, could be alot of fun.

rupe
(veteran)
03/11/08 01:04 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Larry from a fellow NorthWesterner. Where at in Washington?

Crew Dawg
(member)
03/11/08 11:51 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy, my name is David Luckado but most folks call me Luck or Lucky. I was born in Radford Virginia. I've worked CSAR helos in the Air Force for 8 years. I was a S.E.R.E instructor for 4 years before that. I've been shooting since age 5. I started using a 336 in 35 Rem at age 8. Killed my first Ground hog with a Llama Super Comanchee at 75yds around age 9. Traded a Marlin 1894 for a 7.5' SBH at age 11. Then i kind of got out of hand guns for a while. Got my next at age 23. It was a 3rd gen Colt Walker that shot like a dream. Then my pop give me a 10" 222rem Contender. In the last year i have bought 4 5/8ths BH in 357,41 and 45 as well as a 7.5 and 4 5/8ths SBH a flat top Single six plus 2(count'em) Contenders with 45-70,223,17HMR and 22LR barrels. I use rifle,bow,muzzle loader and handgun to chase deer in Georgia from mid September to mid January every year. And between me and my ex-father-n-law, we usually get 7-8 total.

bill thompson
(stranger)
03/11/08 05:22 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Im bill.havent been hunting in a while. Other hobbys take up my time.Have tc with 5 barrels I could part with. No luck trying to list on this site. Any lookers?

Longstrides
(stranger)
03/11/08 08:31 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hey thanks Rupe and Wapitirod. I live in the Everett area.

10drenkor
(journeyman)
03/22/08 10:23 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

HI all my name is jim and I am addicted to handguns.I have hunted with my pistols for the past 7 years. I currently have a few Encore frames and barrels in 375 jdj,6mm/284,450 marlin,Contenders in 309jdj,6.8 spc,35 rem,222 rem I have just aquired a ss savage striker chambered in 270 wsm and a knight hawkeye 50 cal muzzleloader pistol. I need a bfr in 45-70 and an xp in 260 then I will be done....YEAH RIGHT!!!!

rupe
(veteran)
03/22/08 10:31 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site. You are going to love it here. Great info. and a great bunch of guys.

10drenkor
(journeyman)
03/22/08 10:33 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

HI all my name is jim and I am addicted to handguns.I have hunted with my pistols for the past 7 years. I currently have a few Encore frames and barrels in 375 jdj,6mm/284,450 marlin,Contenders in 309jdj,6.8 spc,35 rem,222 rem I have just aquired a ss savage striker chambered in 270 wsm and a knight hawkeye 50 cal muzzleloader pistol. I need a bfr in 45-70 and an xp in 260 then I will be done....YEAH RIGHT!!!!

Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
03/27/08 11:55 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello, I'm Tigger (Dale) Well, where to begin? I was raised on a farm in Western NY. I hunted everything from the time I could hold a gun. Sure wish I had kept an accurate count of the woodchucks I have taken. In 1991 I got my pistol permit, bought a 357 Max revolver, harvested 2 deer that fall and have never picked up a long gun since. I do have a couple of scatter guns in the cabinet, but they just get oiled once a year. \:\)
I collect and shoot all types of handguns. Above all animals to hunt my passion is the woodchuck (charlie). I found Handgun Hunt not to long after Gary got it up and running. Great site. I have met and shot with a bunch of the guys here and they are all top notch.

mikefrompa
(old hand)
03/27/08 07:35 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

hi! i'm mike from pa. i have been handgun hunting for 25 yrs. i havn't killed a lot of deer, but every deer i got only took 1 shot.i missed my first deer in the 2006 season.to me hunting with a handgun is a challenge. it's all about the shot.i picked up my newest handgun. a s&w 460. i'm going to mount a 2x weaver scope on it. i hope i get a chance to try it out this season. good luck this year to all our members.

GlenJ
(stranger)
03/27/08 08:40 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Name is Glen. Been out of the Military since 76. Lived mostly in Illinois, just moved down to Florida. Never even thought about buying a weapon up in Illinois. Down here I stewed until I decided on a Ruger GP100 with a 6" barrell. Starting to get the feel for it, so I figured it's time to start thinking about hunting. Heard boar hunting in Northern Florida is great.

rupe
(veteran)
03/27/08 09:52 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Glenj. Good to have you here. Great site and a great bunch of guys. If you have any questions someone here can answer it more then likely.

larry223
(addict)
03/27/08 09:56 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome glenj what part of fla. do you live i lived down there
way back along time ago i lived in the tampa bay area.
again welcome.
larry


Slimpickens Ca.
(journeyman)
03/28/08 01:28 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My name is Dave, I am from SoCa. I am 40 years young and have been hunting for around 18 years. Just shot my first buck this last fall on a guided combo hunt just outside of Hot springs Montana. Man talk about beautiful country! Southern CA, is some tough country to hunt (hintz me screen name) thats why I don't want to wast any more time with the long gun.

I am going to my .44 SBH hunter 7 1/2 with 2x Bushnell. No kills with it yet,but time will tell.
I am on a nitro funny car team (Pisano Racing)but my first passion with out a doubt is hunting.
Well that is it for now. just want to say thanks guys.


wapitirod
(Shootist)
03/28/08 07:49 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome Dave, how far south are you?

Slimpickens Ca.
(journeyman)
03/28/08 10:05 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

wapitirod,
Thank you Sir. LA,county (the concrete jungle)


larry223
(addict)
03/28/08 10:57 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome dave glad to have you here and another 44 shooter

i like that racing to but nascar is the best but then all racing
is good.
larry

Iowa hunter
(newbie)
04/01/08 10:41 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi everyone,
I'm also new to handgun hunting, just started this past winter. I live in SE Iowa very nice deer roam these areas. I shoot a Ruger .44 love shooting it just need to get better at it. I am replacing to reddot with a good scope instead the reddot broke and just havent got around to replaceing it yet. Nice hearing from everyone great web site! Shrades


Bunk
(stranger)
04/01/08 11:24 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy,

New to handgun hunting, mainly a bowhunter. I live in south alabama. This year was first year hunting with T/C prohunter pistol in 25.06. Two bucks and a doe. I'm hooked!! Longest shot was 170 yards.


rupe
(veteran)
04/01/08 12:54 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to all you last 3 new guys. Glad to have you all aboard.

Slimpickens nice talking to you the other day.


drwalker70
(stranger)
04/02/08 08:55 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi my name is Don. I live in south Florida. I am new to handgun hunting. I have been a bow hunter and rifle hunter for 22 years. I am looking forward to learning as much as I can about hunting with my sixgun.

rupe
(veteran)
04/02/08 09:12 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site Don. YOu will find that handgun hunting is very exciting and you will spend lots of money on them. LOL
What revolver do you have?


TChunter99
(stranger)
04/04/08 07:06 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello all.My name is Rick.I am a former Recon/Arty Marine! I have been hunting since age 8.I am now 32.I was mainly a muzzleloader and bow hunter.I just within the last year decided it was time for a new challange in pistol hunting.I have an encore in 7mm08 and a contender in 30/30.I also have a Raging bull 454.I love it I am soon gonna be looking to get a 375JDJ and and a 45/70 barrle for my encore and contender.And a few others for that matter.

rupe
(veteran)
04/04/08 03:21 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site. This is a great site. Very friendly and helpful. Sounds like you already have the handgun bug, good! lol Again Welcome aboard. rupe

cottonstalk
(Pooh-Bah)
04/19/08 07:09 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi I am Larry.I am a former sailor,and am employed as a forest fire equipment operator for the NC div/of Forestry.I have been an avid hunter for 32 years.Birds,coons,bear,deer,if it can be hunted and I have had access to it I have tried it.I have dabbled in handgun hunting but am making a commitment to it this year.I have a son,I get to see in the summers,and work a lot.I have two S&W's a 629-1,44 mag and a 64-3 in 38 special.I have shot lots of different handguns and have decided from my experiences and likes on the S&W's for my hunting and protection and outdoor fun.

rupe
(veteran)
04/19/08 11:36 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome from Oregon and to the best site on the web. He will learn alot about handgun hunting here. Once you get something with a handgun there is nothing that can compare. Again Welcome to the site.

keb
(stranger)
04/26/08 07:12 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy Gents, My name is Kenneth, born and raised in Iowa but have been up in the great white north (AK) for 15yrs now. Was out in the western coastal "bush" most of it but just moved into the big city of Anchorage. Been packin smith and ruger wheel guns for about 30 yrs, but mostly for the two legged varmints I run into on the job. Favorite airplane gun and back up for my aught six is a 5.5 redhawk 44 with toasty 300 XTPs. In wintertime when ole brownie is sleepin, I mostly carry a 3 screw 357. Trying to get a line on a black bear this spring, if anyone has a favorite huntin load that shot well out of the redhwk 5.5 I'd appreciate the recipe...Looks like a good site, thanks. keb

GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
04/26/08 02:59 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Keb.

rupe
(veteran)
04/26/08 11:00 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello Welcome to the site.

Alaska Dave
(stranger)
04/27/08 04:22 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My name is Dave and i've been blessed to have been able to live and hunt in a few different states in my 54 years. Started out with bow and handguns in the 70's but got out of it and stayed with big bore rifles for a few years. Went back to bow and pistols 8 years ago. Hooked on Tenders \:D
I am a heavy equpment operator by trade which usually gives me time off for hunting and winters for chasing coyotes. I have 2 sons 23 and 17 years old that love to shoot and the youngest is my hunting partner till he gets tired of the old man. Glad to be here. Thanks, Dave

mikefrompa
(old hand)
04/29/08 07:10 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi Dave. Good to have you here.

rupe
(veteran)
04/29/08 07:28 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Dave

SS 308
(enthusiast)
05/02/08 10:19 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi, from Wyoming. Been handgun hunting for almost 30 years. Started with the 30 Herret and presently using the Savage Strikers in 300 WSM and 6.5 x 284. Also keep a S & W 29 on me for close range.

Hunt Antelope, Mule Deer, Elk, Moose, and Bison. Off-season Prairie Dogs and Coyotes.

Also do flyfishing and wildlife photography.


pter1020k
(addict)
05/08/08 08:30 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Keith here.from northern ny just getting into handguns this year already have ruger single six,Dan Wesson 357 and Contender 22 need more contender barrels love my contender should have baught that first

wapitirod
(Shootist)
05/08/08 08:39 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Keith, keep an eye on the classifieds here and you can find some fair deals on barrels.

rupe
(veteran)
05/09/08 11:49 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site Keith. You can learn alot from this site. Handgun hunting is more fun then any other type of hunting in my book. I've hunted with rifle, muzzle loader, archery and now I have settled on Handgun hunting to be my prefered method of taking animals.

ms2u
(stranger)
05/11/08 07:47 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

hey im the new kid on the block been huntin since iwas old enough to see over a palmetto its the same story got bored with the long gun so started bow huntin then caught the hand gun addiction originally from the ms delta married me one of them webfooted coona// gals so iswum the creek love to hunt any thang that strikes bites or ruts fellows i travel all over the world with my job and im here to tell yall we are blessed and weve got to fight for our right to enjoy the sport we love

rupe
(veteran)
05/11/08 08:40 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site. Tell us what you are shooting.

Raf
(journeyman)
05/12/08 06:43 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hey guys, my name is Larry and I am from Virginia. Originally I am from NJ and glad I left in 1966. Spent 26 yrs. in the AF and retired in the Hampton Roads section of the state. I am also retired from law enforcement (15 yrs) and love to hunt, fish, shoot and reload -- oh yeah and some golfing.

I am an active LEO firearms instructor and enjoy helping new recruits learn the art of pistol handling and shooting. Got back into hunting after military retirement and have been bit with the handgun bug. My primary hunting gun is a S&W 629 with a 2x Leupold scope. It has treated me well and have bagged numerous deer and one bobcat.


mikefrompa
(old hand)
05/12/08 09:34 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome aboard larry.

mikefrompa
(old hand)
05/12/08 09:39 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

we shouldn't have to fight for our right to own a firearm. we are guaranteed this right with the 2 nd. amendment, so they say.

mikefrompa
(old hand)
05/12/08 09:51 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hey Gary! I remember you from the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show in Harrisburg,Pa. I don't remember how many years ago it was, but that is where I picked up one of the application form for the magazine.I even still have the form with your business card on it(HandgunHunt.com) Call me a packrat!

Score Guy
(newbie)
05/17/08 11:16 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello everyone, my name is Jeff and I'm from Whitetail heaven, better known as Iowa. Been hunting for most of my 43 years, mostly with bow but also with muzzloader and handgun. I've always enjoyed challenges and killing a mature buck with a revolver has been a goal I've wanted attain. Over the last few years at different times I owned two Taurus 44 Mag Raging Bulls, both of which I regrettably traded. I really enjoyed shooting them and was confident I could put a buck down but the right opportunity never happened. Recently, I've recommited myself to this pursuit and brought home a S&W 460 XVR. I'm trying seriously to get very comforatable with this gun and I've got a whole summer to do it. Shooting iron sights right now but haven't ruled out optics. Haven't used anything other than the Hornaday 200gr SST yet. In my spare time I'm an official measurer for P&Y and B&C. Hoping to use this site to learn all I can about my new best friend! Looks good so far, I'm really impressed with the postings I've read so far. Thanks in advance for any help anyone lends me!

rupe
(veteran)
05/18/08 01:15 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Jeff, Glad to see you here. Great site and there is alot of knowledge coming from this herd of handgunners. Congrates on the new S&W.

357 Herrett
(enthusiast)
05/19/08 10:33 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy, I'm Dave from Columbus, Nebraska. I enjoy my T/C Contenders and any gun chambered in 35 caliber. So far I haven't harvested any big game animals with my T/C pistols but I hope this fall will be the turning point. I hunted last fall with my 357 Maximum but didn't get an opportunity to shoot a deer with it. I wanted my kids to get theirs first. Ended up filling my two doe tags during black powder season.

This fall I will be hunting in the Sand Hills region of the state for Mule deer. I hope all my practicing with my new 357 Herrett pays off. I really like this cartridge. Recoil is a pussy cat compared to my 357 Maximum. If I'm lucky enough to get a shot under 200 yards I should be successful.

I just want to thank everyone on this forum for there experiences and knowledge. I learn something new every time I log on.

leverman


TCTex.
(Shootist)
05/20/08 10:38 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Nice to have you here! I now you have bee around a while, glad you are still here!!

Ruger1280
(stranger)
05/22/08 09:28 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hey all; May name is Dave and I hail from Rose Hill, Kansas. I have been married 31 years have 2 kids and 2 grand kids. I am a farm kid from way back and come originally from Nortwest Kansas. Years ago I did machine shop work and electrical work to put me and my wife thru school. Graduating with an Engineering degree I ended up at the Boeing plant in Wichita, Kansas. Been doin' that for the past 24 years.

I've enjoyed hunting, shooting and reloading ever since I could remember. My first big game handgun kill was a Mule deer feeding on a very tall very long heystack that I conviently pearched upon. It was an old 3 screw .44 Mag 5 1/2' if I recall correctly(some jerk liberated it from me) That began my deep interest in handgun hunting, and I watched the progressions of Bob Milek for many years, which really set the hook - so to speak.

I've got a bad habit lately of buying Mausers and Ruger Single actions that have had some hard mileage on them and reworking them. I've got 3 '96 Swed's in 6.5x55 a Turk in .35 Whelen and another Turk currently waiting on what is is going to become.

My favorite Contenders are the old frame with a 10" .357 Herret, a 12" Hunter in .375 Win and a custom 15 1/2" in 7x30 Wat. Single action revolvers are all Ruger Single actions (3 of which were bascket cases when I bought them) and 1 BFR in .22 Hornet converted to Bisley. 2 of the Rugers are .22 Mag, 1 is a .22 Lr, 1 is a 30 Carbine, a .41 Mag, a .356 GNR and a .429 GNR.

I just like messin' arond with guns, cartridges and going hunting.

Dave


rupe
(veteran)
05/23/08 12:22 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Dave. Looks like you will be bringing alot of knowledge to the site. That's Great! You have come to a great site and I'm sure you will like it. Again welcome to the site and how about some pictures of your firearms and any trophy's you've taken.

Dave1
(stranger)
05/25/08 09:15 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2


I am Dave from Winter Springs, Florida. Have hunted all my life and have carried various handguns for years while on foot, on boat, on airboat, etc. I got interested in deer hunting with a handgun in 2002, bought a new 14" TC Contender 7x30, and have really enjoyed it.

Dave1


TCTex.
(Shootist)
05/25/08 10:23 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the sight Dave. Nice to have you back!

405Contender
(stranger)
05/26/08 11:24 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Curt from Illinois. Got the Contender bug about 30 years ago, when I was a teenager and shot a 10" octagon barrel 30-30 (ouch!)...but didn't buy one until about 15 years ago. That first 223 has taken a few fox and other vermin; added a 7-30 Waters barrel a couple of years later; then in 2006 I had a custom 18", 405 Win barrel made for it (for Illinois deer hunting), and took 2 deer at 150-some yards last fall. This winter I added a SS G2 frame to carry the "big medicine" barrel.
Over the last two years or so, I got my daughter started with 22, then 410, and (she's now 12) last week a Savage 243...we're looking forward to a jackrabbit hunt next month, to be followed by deer and antelope later.


TCTex.
(Shootist)
05/26/08 02:23 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

What a nice collection! How do you like your 405 (Win)?

405Contender
(stranger)
05/27/08 12:57 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Just hang on tight with both hands...and use a very good scope. The muzzle brake is essential, at least for me. Hard a hard time early on with my bipod, pulled the sling screw right through the rynite stock (now I moved to a barrel-clamped mount for my bipod, but haven't tested that much yet for accuracy impact).
I don't reload, but had some 235 gr Hawk bullets loaded up, and feel very confident out to 200+ yards without much drop...and of course the energy is phenomenal way beyond that range, so long as you can place the bullet.
Someday I hope to take that barrel to Africa and shoot something REALLY big. My whole purpose with the 405 was to have a straight-walled cartridge that would work in the Contender and reach deer as far as possible across the cornfield (Illinois restrictions on cartridge style).


lhunter03
(addict)
06/05/08 07:34 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi my name is lars. I just got my first animal handgun hunting in Utah. it was a 350 lb ferrel hog. been hangun hunting for 12 years but not really trying because i always filled my first tags with a rifle. I also live hunt and fish in colorado. I'm really glad i found this web site to meet other addicts like myself.

When in doubt get a bigger gun!!!!

Lars


wapitirod
(Shootist)
06/05/08 07:47 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome Lars, I think you'll like it here, good bunch of guys and lots of information.

rupe
(veteran)
06/06/08 12:41 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Lars, always glad to have another addict join the club.

Lowe
(newbie)
06/10/08 02:26 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello my I'm Lowe from Kenutcky I started hunting when I was 4 and just started handgun hunting last fall. I don't like hunting from a tree stand and started noticeing most of my shots on deer were mostly under a 100 yards and I liked geting close. Long guns are harder to carry in appalachian foothill brush so i switched to a rugerblack hawk 357 for half the season. The other half of the season is still for the .06 and muzzleloader.

rupe
(veteran)
06/10/08 02:48 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard. This is a great site to learn about handgun hunting. Everyone is will to answer any questions you might have. Remember the only dumb question is the one that wasn't asked. We all asked what seem like dumb questions, we may get a chuckle out of them, but they will get answered. We have all been where you are. A beginner! Again Welcome to the site. Rupe

wapitirod
(Shootist)
06/10/08 05:34 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome to the site

GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
06/10/08 09:55 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi Lowe,

Lots of great guys here - welcome to the the fraternity.

Gary


larry223
(addict)
06/10/08 10:29 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome lowe i have spent some time in your neck of the world
nice area again welcome.
larry


tred1956
(member)
06/14/08 07:23 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm Doug, but go by tred1956. Haven't hunted much in the last 15 years. I do love to shoot single shot pistols. I own a couple of xp 100's and several contender barrels. I bought my first contender in 1978 and have been hooked ever since. Between myself and my two sons I think we have about 40 barrels. Love wildcat cartridges and am trying to get grandson interested. I am an EMT by trade and have lived my entire life in South Carolina.

GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
06/14/08 07:55 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello Tred,

Welcome to the site. Sounds like you and I got into it about the same time. My first was a Contender 10" 44 Mag. I've been hooked ever since.

Gary


rupe
(veteran)
06/16/08 01:40 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Tred, you'll find that this is a great site.

Trace
(stranger)
06/17/08 12:45 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My name is Trace. I'm old and can't remember when I started hunting with handguns. Lived all my life in south Texas. Killed my first handgun deer with a ruger Super Blackhawk close to 40 years ago. Moved up to TC later and have just now gotten into the bolt handgun game. Always ready to learn new things about the game.

wapitirod
(Shootist)
06/17/08 01:18 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Trace. I think you'll like it here, overall we're a pretty decent bunch of guys.

SwitchMan
(newbie)
06/17/08 02:09 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Well, my name is Jeff, and I am the Switchman. Ive been seriously intrigued by the prospect of handgun hunting for about the last 6 years. However I have not actually been hunting yet. Particularly for financial reasons. Had a flying career bottom out on me in its early stages, and am now working overseas as Telecommunications contractor.

My main hunting priority - is Elk. Ever since I had Elk-steak & eggs for breakfast in Boise about 8 years ago. Since then, that bull has been haunting me in the middle of the night, Bugling in the back of my mind.

I Have owned an Encore in .44Mag, and .410 shot. A contender super 14 in .223, a Taurus Raging Bull .454, Super Blackhawk .44Mag, as well as a couple other revolvers in non-hunting chamberings.

In the meantime Ive spent the last 6 years or so doing the closest thing to hunting I could find that was nearly free. Reading and Learning. Im pretty sure when the finances recover, I'll be ready for hunting, handloading, and wildcatting.

Thanks a million for the creation of a fantastic website. Its been a long time coming.


GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
06/17/08 02:36 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard SwitchMan. It's a great sport and I'm sure you'll have a ball once you get back into it.

rupe
(veteran)
06/17/08 05:32 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Trace and welcome Jeff glad you both signed on. It's a great site and you are going to love it.

SwitchMan
(newbie)
06/17/08 05:57 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

By the way,

Kudos for whoever designed that interactive magazine issue. Thats pretty slick.

Well done


GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
06/17/08 07:10 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

 Originally Posted By: SwitchMan
By the way,

Kudos for whoever designed that interactive magazine issue. Thats pretty slick.

Well done

That would be me - thanks.


wapitirod
(Shootist)
06/17/08 10:04 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome everybody!

Caldwell
(stranger)
06/18/08 12:04 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hey, my name is Caldwell.
I grew up in Stafford, VA and now attend Texas A&M- Corpus Christi, my dad, Gary, has been hunting and shooting handguns for as long as i can remember. he tried getting me into it but i still like to just go to the gun range and shoot them more than i do hunt with them. Im pretty new to the site and just want to say nice job dad.

-Caldwell Smith


Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
06/18/08 07:21 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

NICE to meet you Caldwell!! Welcome aboard.

Your Dad does a great job around here!!


rupe
(veteran)
06/18/08 01:43 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site Caldwell, it's a great place to spend your time.

Bullelk Hunter
(veteran)
06/18/08 07:13 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

This is the greatest website ever! You guys are right behind it!! Long time Member, married forever, hunting with handguns longer, work for big-Pharma, 'nuff money, not 'nuff time, Love the SWPA shoot when I can make it. Ride my Road King everywhere, drive my 2500HD when it rains. Favorite guns are my S&W collection, TC Contender and Encore collections,my Stryker and my M1 Garands; my Enfields and Springfields aren't bad either. I love to hunt geese and ducks when I can't get to the ranges. Then there's fishing......

Hunting you ask? I love back-pack and horse-pack Elk, Deer, Pigs, Turkey, and DanB water-bottles-all taken with handguns-one can't have enough outdoor activities you know.


Hoffa
(stranger)
06/24/08 11:51 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello, my name is David. In the Houston area. Found the website while researching for the BFR 480. I like all the info and the specialty of handgun hunting, so I registered today. Bird hunted through my 20's as I grew a good collection of 'self defense handguns'. At 30 I bought a T/C .44. Took my first deer at 31 and have just kept going. In the last 2 years I have been making up for lost time. 2 deer, 3 hogs, 1 javelina w/ the .44. I have on order its replacement a S&W 629 stealth hunter performance center, only been waiting 6 months and they tell me it will be another 2. Thanks for the website and the info.

rupe
(veteran)
06/25/08 12:56 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Hoffa, glad you signed up.

GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
06/25/08 08:30 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello David,

Welcome to the site and thanks for sharing how you found it, we're always glad to have another handgunner online. You won't find a better or more knowledgeable bunch of guys anywhere.

Gary


Montanan
(enthusiast)
06/26/08 09:13 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Wanted to properly introduce myself here. My name is Jon from Kalispell, MT and I have only handgun hunted one time before and really enjoyed it, but never followed through with keeping on top of it. I have been a bowhunter and rifle hunter for some time, but because of a left shoulder injury, bowhunting is or will be a thing of the past.

I have loved Big Bore rifles like the ol 45-70 and enjoy shooting the Marlin Guide Gun, but after purchasing my new found Ruger SBH in .44 Magnum, I believe I have found a new love and find myself looking at a longer barreled handgun for properly scoping and hunting with.

Gary you got a great site here, and I hope I can learn alot from all you very experienced handgun hunters, as well as I hope I can add some things as well.

I look forward to much good reading here, because you just can't find any good magazines out there that just deal with "Handgun Hunting" nor can I find any DVD's with just "Handgun Hunting" on them.

Well as you can see I like to talk alot, wait a minute I mean write alot too.

You all have a good one!


rupe
(veteran)
06/26/08 10:18 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Jon, this is a great site isn't it? I have been hunting most of my life as well and have been hunting with the handgun for approx. 10 years and just about the time I thought I knew everything, I then ran across this site. I then realized I didn't. LOL
Again welcome to the site. rupe


lhunter03
(addict)
06/26/08 10:56 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hey Jon My dad was from kalispell.Most of my familly is from Mantana also.Luhrsen/Mcglaughlin.Good to have you aboard.

Lars


Montanan
(enthusiast)
06/27/08 06:42 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Lars

We just love it here, and thank God we moved here back in 1990 from making our escape as I call it from the left coast. I can't wait for this years hunting season to begin. I have a bullet that my bullet sponsor just gave me to work my loads up with and use which is a 305-gr WFN GC and I know this is gonna be a fun one to play with.


H2OBUG
(Pooh-Bah)
06/28/08 08:46 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My name is Wayne I live just north of New Orleans LA "The Big Easy" I have been Handgun Hunting since the early 80's. I started with a Super 14 Contender in 30-30 with a 4X Leupold and I was hooked after I killed my first deer. I went to college at the University of Alabama so I had a lot of time to test the Contender on the west Alabama deer. After college I moved into wheel guns and other long guns but my main focus was on handguns and handguns that had long range power. I have had several XP's and at one time I had over 15 T/C barrels and 3 frames but sold all of it and moved more to the wheel gun side. As of late I have purchased 2 Contenders and a Encore so I am moving back to the dark side somewhat. Down here in LA we have hogs everywhere and most of the deer hunters will let you shoot all you want so I find myself hunting hogs more than deer down here. Somewhat of a change from my AL days. I am an engineer in my day job and build some pretty cool stuff. Check it out

http://www.textronmarineandland.com/products/land/asv_m1117.htm

http://www.textronmarineandland.com/products/marine/lcac.htm

http://www.textronmarineandland.com/products/marine/mlb.htm

If you get down here to the LA area Look me and TCMAN up we will go make some smoke!!!



larry223
(addict)
06/28/08 10:04 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

h2obug that is some pretty cool stuff keep up the good work

wapitirod
(Shootist)
06/28/08 10:39 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

definitely cool stuff H20bug, is that coast guard boat one of the new ones that will right itself if it rolls?

rupe
(veteran)
06/28/08 11:23 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Cool pics. Yep that's one of those boats. They tested the first ones way way back on the Columbia bar. Saw them on the old show "Believe it or not".

TCTex.
(Shootist)
06/29/08 12:12 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Right on Bug.

choctaw
(stranger)
07/04/08 12:08 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My name is Jon. I've been handgun hunting on and off since I was about 13 (that's about 31 years). I live and hunt in North Texas. Just found this site by the way. Very cool.

Oh, for my day job I'm a criminal investigator for a DA's office.


lhunter03
(addict)
07/04/08 12:55 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi there nice to meet ya!

Lars


larry223
(addict)
07/04/08 02:57 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome jon hope enjoy the site and post alot again welcome.

wapitirod
(Shootist)
07/04/08 05:07 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome and happy 4th!

Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
07/05/08 03:59 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

WELCOME!! Jon, great site, I thnik you will like it around here.

rupe
(veteran)
07/07/08 04:55 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site Jon, it's a great place for learning and sharing information. Plus it's alot of fun as well>

Aussie Dave
(stranger)
07/07/08 06:13 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi to all of you, many of you will remember me from a few years ago as the aussie handgunner hunter, over the past few years I've had virtually no time to myself or hunting due to work and fighting our gun laws. Things are now getting back on track down here in general so I've started buying again and in the past year have added a couple more TCs to the collection, several SSK barrels and a few Rugers to try out for SASS matches. Now comes the "terrible" job of working out loads for each, especially my 50/70 and 375JDJs with the aim of taking a Elk next February.
Take care and hope to keep in touch. Regards Dave.


Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
07/07/08 11:43 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

COOL DAVE!! Welcome Back!! Glad you are getting back into it.

Do you post over at SP as Aussie Dave?


TCTex.
(Shootist)
07/08/08 07:40 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Most defiantly! A lost sheep has found its way home.

Carpe Diem
(journeyman)
07/12/08 03:34 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm Jay in Houston, been here 4 years from Alaska. Glad to be warm after 27 winters shoveling snow in the arctic. Got my first .30 Herrett T/C barrel in 1976, hunted Kodiak most of my years in Alaska taking lots of deer, mostly with Contenders. Shot a lot of IHMSA silhouette in the 80s and 90s.

I'm an engineering manager, used to write for Handloader, Rifle and Precision Shooting magazines but no longer have the time to spend on ballistic research projects. Still shoot a bit, handgun hunt when and where I can.

Favorite handgun calibers: .45LC, .30 Herrett, .250 Savage, .300 Savage, .35 Remington. Biggest handgun trophy was a 45" moose.... \:\)




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larry223
(addict)
07/12/08 04:22 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome jay hope you stay around and give some input nice guys
here enjoy.
larry


GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
07/12/08 04:58 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Jay. Glad to have your experience here.

Gary


rupe
(veteran)
07/12/08 05:47 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Jay, this is a great site! And lots of nice folks.

pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
07/12/08 09:06 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Jay! Any pics of that moose?

lhunter03
(addict)
07/12/08 10:08 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Nice to meet ya, hope you enjoy this web site as much as I do!

Lars


Robk
(newbie)
07/13/08 07:13 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Rob here... Raised in Maine and now live in Georgia.. Carried an old 1911a1 or a Ruger SBH in .44 for a while in Maine while hiking and only recently got into the handgun hunting. Served in the Army for a long time and now that I don't have to carry for a living I find myself drawn more and more to my wheel gun, smoke pole and bow with training wheels when hitting the woods. Lots of hogs and deer down this way(no limit on the hogs and 12 deer per year). We have a handgun hunting challenge this year on another forum that I belong to. Took my first nice 8 point with my "new" SBH .44mag this past season on opening day of the centerfire season and hope to repeat many more times this year.


R


wapitirod
(Shootist)
07/13/08 11:19 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard!

rupe
(veteran)
07/14/08 12:02 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome from Oregon, must be nice to beable to take more then just one or two deer a year.

Robk
(newbie)
07/14/08 06:56 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

They're over populated here for the carrying capacity of the land. Average 8pt(4x4) live weight isn't but around 140lbs if you're lucky. Takes a good half dozen to fill the freezer for the year here.

R


mikefrompa
(old hand)
07/14/08 09:05 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome to the forum jay. good to have you here.

mikefrompa
(old hand)
07/14/08 09:13 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi! My name is Mike.I've been handgun hunting for deer for 25 yrs.I'm a machinest by trade. I work for a military contractor.I bought a S&W 460 XVR earlier this yr.& started handloading for it a few weeks ago.Hope to take a Pa. whitetail with it this yr.

rupe
(veteran)
07/15/08 06:32 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

WElcome Mikefrompa, I didn't know that you hadn't stop in and intro'ed yourself or I would have said welcome aboard much sooner. sorry rupe

kritter
(newbie)
07/16/08 06:26 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi guys, another Mike here, but call me kritter,(long story from my navy days,) a rancher, from the Texas Panhandle.
Just getting started in the handgun hunting, but I've been hunting in one way or another almost all my life.
Recently started looking for a new challenge, now I seem to have a new bug. I've shot many handguns over the years, including plinking at small game, but was never serious about it.


wapitirod
(Shootist)
07/16/08 09:04 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

WELCOME KRITTER!

rupe
(veteran)
07/17/08 01:28 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Kritter. You picked a great challenging sport to join as well as a great site to join.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
07/17/08 06:39 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

 Originally Posted By: kritter
long story from my navy days


I like him already.

Howdy and welcome aboard!


kritter
(newbie)
07/18/08 01:19 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Thanks for the welcome, folks,
It's nice to know there's a safety net out there for people just starting out in this sport.
I'll try to keep the silliness to a minimum, but you know how us new-guys are :D!
(We always come up with something off the wall, while trying to re-invent the wheel! Lol!)
Later, Krit


GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
07/18/08 10:45 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I think Kritter is going to be an addict like the rest of us around here.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
07/18/08 10:55 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Natural high!

Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
07/19/08 10:05 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

 Quote:
I think Kritter is going to be an addict like the rest of us around here.


Addict? Who's an addict? I'm a "collector".
LOL<LOL

DKA1
(stranger)
07/21/08 05:14 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I am from Southeast, NC and just found this forum. Have hunted all of my life with Shotguns and rifles, but just getting started with Handguns. Will probably need a lot of coaching. Am a Financial Advisor by trade.

rupe
(veteran)
07/21/08 05:57 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome from Oregon. Ask away! You will find there is a lot of very knowledgable guys here. I to spent most of my life hunting with rifles and shooting handguns. when I started Handgun Hunting about 10 years ago, I fell in love with hunting with them. Why I never tried it before I'll never know.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
07/21/08 07:14 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Nice to have you here DKA1!

kritter
(newbie)
07/24/08 10:13 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome from another new guy!
Just recieved my tc (14" super in .22 lr.) and am seriously having fun!
I really think at least one of these guys should have warned me how addictive this is though...!
I don't even have a scope on the silly thing yet, and already I'm looking ahead to something with some real range!


jamesfromjersey
(Shootist)
07/28/08 11:38 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Kritter, Before long you will be bustin coyotes with whatever long rage caliber you get for your TC.....Bustin` boars and killin` coyotes......Heaven....

Pasco
(addict)
07/29/08 02:36 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello all ! I hail from Las Vegas, NV. I've been reading this site and gleaning info & tips for some time now and just getting around to contributing. I sent in a pic of a hunt I went on a couple of years ago and hope to add to it this fall. I drew an Antelope tag and a Mule Deer tag for Northern Nevada and a cow Elk tag for Colorado. I'll use a 30-30 for the Lope & Mulie and a just ordered 45-70 barrel. Oh, I've been handgun hunting since 1990.

aaronc53
(stranger)
07/29/08 02:38 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm Aaron. I have hunted my whole life, but not very much with a handgun. The county I live in has no firearm deer seasons, so the vast majority of my hunting has been with a bow. I'm looking forward to learning from much more experienced people.

briarhopper
(addict)
07/29/08 08:10 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I now live in middle Tennessee after several years out west, and this will be my first year hunting with a handgun. I am a church pastor with a second job, a wonderful wife and seven children, so I need to keep things in the realm of factory (or custom) ammunition instead of re-loading for the sake of time, space and money. So I guess I will be sticking with the .44mag.

rupe
(veteran)
07/29/08 11:03 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Pasco, aaronc53, and briarhopper Welcome aboard to all of you.

briarhopper- There is nothing wrong with the .44mag , that is all I use now days and you can kill anything on the planet with it. Although I would think twice before I shot an elephant or cape buffalo with one. But here in the USA, you won't have a problem with the right bullet. The .44mag is a great caliber to start hunting with, you can shoot .44spl's threw hot hunting loads. What .44mag are you shooting now?
In the long run reloading is the cheapest way to go. If you can get the LEE annivesary set, you can start reloading for around $100.oo. You will make your money back in no time.

Pasco- You are going to have a blast on your hunts, good luck on each hunt. Take lots of picture for us to see your trophies!

aaronc53- What kind of a handgun are you shooting? You are going to get hooked and spend alot of money, Be Warned! LOL


briarhopper
(addict)
07/29/08 11:09 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

rupe,

It's a New Model Super Blackhawk 4 5/8 bbl and open sights. I've got a couple of my horses for sale to cut down on my hay bill this winter, and if I move one of them along I'm thinking about getting a SBH Hunter also, but still doing some research.


wapitirod
(Shootist)
07/29/08 02:48 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

WELCOME TO ALL OF YOU AND ENJOY THE SITE!

larry223
(addict)
07/29/08 03:33 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome to all have fun and enjoy your shooting and the site
larry


Pasco
(addict)
07/29/08 04:00 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello Aaron, Since you are a bow hunter, you got the hardest part licked, the ability to get close. I try to style my handgun hunting like bow hunting (within 50 yds.), but it's nice to be able to reach out and touch something out to 200 yds. (My personal limit)due to energy/accuracy loss, and that I grew up shooting silhouettes. (damn ram). Practice out in the same type of terrain that you would be hunting in. Set your targets at random distances (some half hidden by brush). Shoot 50 rounds like this, BUT take an hour or more to do it. Shoot one or two rounds, rest,walk, talk, repete.

Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
07/29/08 05:48 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Pasco, aaronc53, and briarhopper

WELCOME!! Great site here, you'll like it.


dertiedawg
(enthusiast)
07/31/08 03:49 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi all. Im Vin. I use a scoped RSRH 44mag since I moved to Cumming Georgia (North of Atlanta) from NY about 6 years ago. I've hunted public land since I have been here and find the WMAs here to be crowded with people, so I have been looking into leasing land but that seems to be expensive here too. Great website but I can't seem to find the magazine anywhere, do you have to order online?

wapitirod
(Shootist)
07/31/08 08:22 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Vin, You can order the first two print copies online but the magazine is now an online magazine. Try clicking on the magazine with the flipping pages up toward the top right of your screen and should be able to see the newest issue.

rupe
(veteran)
07/31/08 12:26 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site Vin, you will enjoy it here. Great place to learn or just to visit with others that have the same interrest.

dertiedawg
(enthusiast)
07/31/08 05:07 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Thanks for the welcome fellas! What about past magazine issues, can we access them on this site too?

muskybite
(stranger)
07/31/08 05:50 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi,

I'm Noah. I live in southern WI. Enjoy hunting, fishing and woodworking. My handgun hunting experience so far has been with my only revolver a 6.5" taurus raging bull 44. I have taken two deer with it so far.

I have a blackhawk bisley hunter 44 on order and it should be arriving sometime soon. Bought a leupold 2x to try for fun on it, not sure I will hunt with it on.

Going elk hunting this fall in CO and excited about that. 3rd season and I got a cow tag. My brother is coming with and he has a bull tag. Ordering some hard cast ammo soon and plan to carry the blackhawk with me in case I get a close shot.

I also bought a davis tent and four dog stove which I am looking forward to trying out.

Lots of interesting information on this site.

Noah


wapitirod
(Shootist)
07/31/08 06:32 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcom! I'd bet once you get used to the leupold on the bisley you'll love it and hunt with it but let us know how you like the combo and again welcom.

rupe
(veteran)
07/31/08 11:41 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site Noah. This is a great site! Good luck on your up coming hunts!

ptb
(stranger)
08/01/08 03:27 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi,

I'm Paul. I live in SE Wisconsin.
A reloader from way back and used to shoot IPSC for fun.
Used a pistol to hunt rabbit or whatever else I could hit(Browning Buckmark & old Ruger MKII in .22LR) way back when in Ohio and Kentucky because the .22s were cheaper than 12 ga shells, and I didn't want haul the old Model 34 Remington up and down hills.
:-)
In the here & now:
Have a Taurus .357 mag with a 6 1/2 inch barrel. Target trigger and grips that i have thought about putting a scope on but haven't had it drilled & tapped yet.
Long distance hand guns caught my interest and found a used Savage Striker in .22-250 and have been using it for kissing coyotes out to about 250 yds.

Will be picking people's brains around here as I want to have a custom barrel from Badger barrels in .300WSM made for the Striker. Hoping I go for coyote on one day and can change out the barrel for deek, elk the next.
Maybe for some competition because I can't afford a MOA Maximum.
I am pretty sure my idea MAY be sound but looking for guidance from more experienced people than me. Especally trying to use one scope for two calibers.
So far, I have seen nothing but good on this site and thanks ahead of time.

ptb


wapitirod
(Shootist)
08/01/08 06:37 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome, and although I'm a single action revolver guy you'll find lots of guys here very knowledgable in the single shot arena.

Hardball
(newbie)
08/04/08 10:27 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi, I'm Bill and I'm a moderately experienced hunter and relatively new to the handgun hunting seen. I've always been an avid shooter and especially into handguns, however primarily black guns (probably because of my previous vocation). I'm retired from the US Army and am now an Insurance Agent (boy what a dichotomy). I've been around the world several times and hunted in a few of these locations. I have no where near the experience that most of you gentlemen have though, but am anxious to learn. My handguns of hunting choice are Ruger's. I have 2 Blackhawk 45 convertibles, a Single Six and my newest toy the Super Redhawk in 454 w/ 7.5 bbl. I like each of these for their own purpose and love Rugers in general because they are extremely tough, reliable and quite accurate right out of the box. I'm currently looking to scope the SRH due to my aging eyesight, I'll gladly accept all advice.

Best Regards,
Bill


wapitirod
(Shootist)
08/04/08 04:10 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard and thank you for your service!

GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
08/04/08 08:38 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

 Originally Posted By: wapitirod
Welcome aboard and thank you for your service!


Ditto from me too.


Hardball
(newbie)
08/05/08 10:07 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Thanks Guys it is greatly appreciated.

Hardball


rupe
(veteran)
08/05/08 01:05 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

ptb and Hardball Welcome aboard, this is the place for learning about handgun hunting, whether it's specialty pistols or revolvers, someone here knows the answer. Great bunch of guys. Again Welcome from Oregon. rupe

muddydog
(member)
08/06/08 09:50 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello,
My name is Lance. I live in West Texas where I like to hunt big whitetails and ducks. I use a stock Ruger SBH .44 and a Recurve bow for the archery season. Been handgunning for about 30 yrs and still learning every year. Nice to find a site with fellow hunters that like to hunt with the handguns! Look forward to meeting everyone!


wapitirod
(Shootist)
08/06/08 09:53 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Lance!

TCTex.
(Shootist)
08/06/08 09:54 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Nice to have you here!

pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
08/06/08 10:36 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Muddydog! There are quite a few of us here that enjoy hunting with traditional archery gear too.

muddydog
(member)
08/06/08 10:47 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Thanks for the welcomes! I do like hunting the hard way.

larry223
(addict)
08/06/08 11:11 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome from ny
larry


gene
(member)
08/17/08 09:33 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

hey I am gene, I have been hunting with a handgun since 1976.I traded a rifle for a 44 contender and could not hit the wall across the room.but after alot of ammo and a scope. now that was really something back then cause everybody gave me a hard time. now they tell me to take the handgun after seeing what it has brought home. also I try to put god and family first now(not so in earlier years), but I still love to do anything outdoors.I am disabled with a bad back. thank god I am walking!!! I also give alot of time to the wheeln sportsmen(nwtf)a disabled organization in va. We sure have a great time. Ask your local nwtf group about it is nation wide.anyway I think we need to help someone each day to make there life a little bit better no matter what it is or who it is. Thanks

rupe
(veteran)
08/18/08 12:07 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Gene. Looks like we are brothers in more ways then one. I to have a bad back and had surgery last year on it. I'm walking but I have to use a cane and may have to use it for the rest of my life. I am retired/disabled as well. I just thank God that I can still shoot and hunt. I just have to have someone along to get the game out for me. Which isn't a bad thing come to think of it. LOL Again welcome to the site, you will have a lot of fun with this crew and learn a bunch of stuff about, well, handguns and hunting with them. LOL later rupe

RANGER RICK
(newbie)
08/18/08 03:54 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Just thought I would say hello to the forum .
I was invited over and like what I see so I joined..
Love handguns and they are my primary firearm for most hunting I do here in Alaska .

RR


rupe
(veteran)
08/18/08 04:13 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site Ranger rick. It's a great site to be a part of.

Montanan
(enthusiast)
08/18/08 04:31 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Ranger Rick, I'm glad you joined the family over here and you will enjoy the wealth of knowledge you will find over here as well.

Welcome Aboard


wapitirod
(Shootist)
08/18/08 04:42 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Gene and Ranger, I think you'll like it here alot.

sw1006
(stranger)
08/19/08 08:06 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My Name is Patrick. Just bought an Encore pistol to try deer hunting with this year. I and need all the help I can get. The site is wonderfull and full of information.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
08/19/08 08:10 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the form Patrick. Can’t go wrong with an Encore, what caliber do you have?

sw1006
(stranger)
08/19/08 09:31 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

22-250 and just got a 460 s&w. Havent shot either yet.

wapitirod
(Shootist)
08/20/08 12:03 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Patrick!

rupe
(veteran)
08/20/08 11:32 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome from Oregon, glad to have you aboard. You need to get out there and get those barrels broken in. We have a rule here that if you don't shot a new firearm with in 2 weeks of getting it you have to give it to Rupe. PM me for my address. LOL

TCUMan
(journeyman)
08/23/08 11:23 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello my name is Scott I'm from Pennsylvania. Been hunting with my Contender for 14 years now. I really love my T/CU barrels, and i have a fondness for my 280JDJ Encore havent got to take an animal yet with it but that will all change this November. Being the new guy here i will pick your brains for info since i'm considering buying my first revolver ever.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
08/23/08 11:46 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome TCUMan! Nice to have you here. I hope you enjoy this wonderful sight as much as I do!

TCMan


TCUMan
(journeyman)
08/23/08 11:58 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

thanks for the welcome TCMan i'm sure i will enjoy. after browesing around awhile i feel right at home already.

larry223
(addict)
08/23/08 12:14 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

hello tcuman enjoy the site welcome
larry


dertiedawg
(enthusiast)
08/23/08 01:02 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome TCUMan, enjoy the site and the people, its a great bunch.

rupe
(veteran)
08/23/08 09:08 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome TCUman to the site you going to love it.

trad-hunter
(journeyman)
08/24/08 12:19 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi my name is Lance. I live in S.W. Missouri and I have several pistols but I recently bought a contender with a 30-30 barrel. I have hunted small game with my Browning buckmark several times and I have taken a deer with a ruger super blackhawk 44mag once. I have always wanted a contender and I finally bought one. I have hunted with an Encore 209x50 for 8yrs now and have taken several deer. I am ready for the handgun challenge now.

Flatwoods
(stranger)
08/24/08 07:54 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello my name is Dale I'm from S.E. Georgia, (Appling County). I've a been viewing this wedsite several years now and started handgung hunting last year. I purchased an Encore in 7mm-08 in 2007, and started pistol hunting, well I missed a nice 8pt on opening day but I redeemed myself by taking a doe @ 75 yds and a spike buck 125 yds by the end of the season. I'm hooked for life!!

TCTex.
(Shootist)
08/24/08 12:00 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy gents, nice to have ya’ll here.

Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
08/24/08 01:15 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

WELCOME to HH, TCUMan, trad-hunter, and Dale1.

larry223
(addict)
08/24/08 01:37 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome to all the new guys and enjoy dale1 what are you shooting
out of your 7mm-08?
larry


dertiedawg
(enthusiast)
08/24/08 03:06 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Lance and Dale

rupe
(veteran)
08/24/08 04:28 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to both Lance and Dale, glad to have you aboard.

Flatwoods
(stranger)
08/24/08 06:26 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Larry223, I'm loading 139 gn Honady SST over IMR 4064. It's printing less than 1" @ 100yds with a good rest.
I also reload for 44 Mag. in a Ruger SBHH and a S&W 629 I normally use WIN 296 and have good luck with it,but I've read on this site people were using 2400. What are the PRO / CONS of WIN 296 vs 2400?


larry223
(addict)
08/24/08 11:48 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

that sounds like a load i may try if you would to try one of
mine it is 43grs. of rx 15 120gr bt it will shoot like yours
and 44 mag i use 296 23,5grs with 240gr xtp. i would like to
try 2400 also.
larry


wapitirod
(Shootist)
08/25/08 12:27 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to all of you that joined while I was gone!

TCTex.
(Shootist)
08/25/08 12:31 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

 Originally Posted By: Dale1
I'm loading 139 gn Honady SST over IMR 4064.

Good load.

Howdy Rod. Glad to see you got back in one piece!


elkbelch
(member)
08/26/08 09:15 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello, I am elkbelch also known as Shawn. I live in West Central Missouri.
I have been hunting since childhood, 8year old with a pocket full of 28 ga shells and his early 1900s trusty Iver Johnson, by his self on the farm. Way to "politicly incorrect" these days. Since my youth I have aspired to hunt large game in other states as well as my home state of Missouri. I handload and bow hunt. I enjoy the rifle and bow, but have always had a special place in my heart for side arms. I have taken deer with my pistol but would like to harvest an elk. I have taken elk with a muzzle loader, three of them to be precise.
I am glad I have found a place where others share my intrests.

Shawn


dertiedawg
(enthusiast)
08/26/08 09:38 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Elkbelch, I am sure you will enjoy this site and it's members, I know I do.

lhunter03
(addict)
08/26/08 10:05 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard !!!

Lars


larry223
(addict)
08/26/08 11:19 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome hope you enjoy.
larry


wapitirod
(Shootist)
08/27/08 01:16 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the nut house!

Jim NJ-Pa
(stranger)
08/27/08 11:29 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Just wanted to say Hi and let you know I'm from New Jersey and started with a hand gun In 1964 reading Skeeter’s Hand Gun stores and got a 357 Mag. then in 1980 moved up to the 44 Mag.
I my first Contender in the 22 hornet in 1985 then 45-410,30 Herit 357 Herit, 35,44 and 223. Wished I had them all now! Plan on watching the adds and getting them again as I have the money or trade for them.
But not being rich sold them as I moved along and now have the Encore in 30-06 15" with the brake, 30-06 Custom left hand stock and had the 24" barrel cut down to 18 1/2" and the inline 50x209 Mag.
We can't use the handgun in New Jersey yet but I hunt Avery season in Pa. with one and then go to other States if I have the time and money.
I have been shooting handguns since I was 8 years old with my Grand Pa and Dad who loved the handguns and had service revolvers S&W 38 Spl's.
I'm going on 65 now and plan to die with one in my hand on a hunt with friends and sitting around the campfire!
I'm also a fisherman when the deer season is over and make all my own rigs. And Plugs for Stripers in the Surf.
I belong to an indoor range Bob's Little Sport Shop and shoot on pistol leagues to be ready for the next hunting season and go to the out door range to shoot 50 to 200yrds. Most of my hunting is on a creak bottom and can only see about 50 yards in the brush.

Maybe you can help me find a left hand Shoulder Holster for my Encore. I use a sling on it now but would like to set it up like my 44 Mag. with a knife and lic .on the belt. My e-mail address is jfs312@yahoo.com :)


Jim NJ-Pa
(stranger)
08/27/08 12:08 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

 Originally Posted By: Jim NJ-Pa
Just wanted to say Hi and let you know I'm from New Jersey and started with a hand gun In 1964 reading Skeeter’s Hand Gun stores and got a 357 Mag. then in 1980 moved up to the 44 Mag.
I my first Contender in the 22 hornet in 1985 then 45-410,30 Herit 357 Herit, 35,44 and 223. Wished I had them all now! Plan on watching the adds and getting them again as I have the money or trade for them.
But not being rich sold them as I moved along and now have the Encore in 30-06 15" with the brake, 30-06 Custom left hand stock and had the 24" barrel cut down to 18 1/2" and the inline 50x209 Mag.
We can't use the handgun in New Jersey yet but I hunt Avery season in Pa. with one and then go to other States if I have the time and money.
I have been shooting handguns since I was 8 years old with my Grand Pa and Dad who loved the handguns and had service revolvers S&W 38 Spl's.
I'm going on 65 now and plan to die with one in my hand on a hunt with friends and sitting around the campfire!
I'm also a fisherman when the deer season is over and make all my own rigs. And Plugs for Stripers in the Surf.
I belong to an indoor range Bob's Little Sport Shop and shoot on pistol leagues to be ready for the next hunting season and go to the out door range to shoot 50 to 200yrds. Most of my hunting is on a creak bottom and can only see about 50 yards in the brush.

Maybe you can help me find a left hand Shoulder Holster for my Encore. I use a sling on it now but would like to set it up like my 44 Mag. with a knife and lic .on the belt. My e-mail address is jfs312@yahoo.com :)


dertiedawg
(enthusiast)
08/27/08 04:20 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hey Jim NJ-PA, I am lefty as well and have a hard time finding holsters and the like in a left hand version. I use the scoped bandolier holster from Cabelas for my 44. Welcome to the site and I know you will enjoy it very much as I have as well.
ddawg


Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
08/27/08 10:13 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

WELCOME to HH Jim NJ-PA!!

Here are 3 links to custom holster makers.

Levergun Leather

Pistol Packaging

Quiet Hide Holsters


rwsem
(stranger)
08/31/08 08:34 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hey there, I'm Ron and I stumbled my way here by way of Gary Reeder's website. I'm getting a .310 GNR barrel made and was reading old articles of his when I saw the web addy.
I'm a regular on the Specialty Pistols Forum as I see many of you are too. I hunt/shoot primarily with revolvers, Contenders and now Encores. I also enjoy all shotgunning sports. I'm Soldier and just passed 25 years of active service. Currently serving in Iraq while the family is riding the storm out in Louisiana.

Best Regards to all,
Ron


GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
08/31/08 12:15 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello Ron and thank you for your service. I hope your family stays safe. It looks like it's going to hit western LA.

Welcome to the site.

Gary


larry223
(addict)
08/31/08 04:32 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome ron hope you enjoy the site i did my time in the army
a long time ago i know what its like being away from home
thank you and keep safe. hope all stay safe at home to.
larry


Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
08/31/08 09:01 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

WELCOME aboard Ron!! I'm sure you know me. LOL<LOL<LOL \:\)


I hope your family stays safe!!

dertiedawg
(enthusiast)
08/31/08 10:37 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Ron, I'm sure you will enjoy the site. Stay safe out there in Iraq. Looks like LA will get hit pretty hard, we are praying for everyone there.

wapitirod
(Shootist)
09/01/08 12:12 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Ron and you and your family stay safe.

rwsem
(stranger)
09/02/08 06:32 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hey Tig!

Thanks for the welcome, although you could have told me about this site!!

Take care- hope all is well up North!

Thanks to all for the warm welcome and well-wishes. The last email from my wife said she thought a board came loose from the house, but that she'd check in the morning. The town is without electricity as far as I know. After Rita, it took 9 days for electriciy to get restored- although this storm doesn't sound as bad as Rita was.

Regards to all,
Ron


rupe
(veteran)
09/08/08 09:11 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site, glad you joined us.

Diego
(member)
09/16/08 10:52 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi I am Diego ( Jim Mandigo) I was a closet hunter the real me came out before I married my wife and she said let's go hunting that was 30 years ago. Quail by shotgun or bow. Elk by rifle or bow. Javelina, deer, & etc. any legal means not always successful but enjoyable from desert terrain to 9000' or above in the mountain meadows. Taught hunter education for 20 years for me and wife was 25 years. Trying to get to go hunting is the issue. There seems to be a lot of wisdom in this forum and banterring of fun at each other. Sometimes we forget that this is a forum, a place to be ourselves, a place to find comaraderie, thank you for allowing to join in the conversation.

diego


TCTex.
(Shootist)
09/16/08 10:56 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Aboard!

dertiedawg
(enthusiast)
09/17/08 12:14 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

 Originally Posted By: Diego
There seems to be a lot of wisdom in this forum and banterring of fun at each other. Sometimes we forget that this is a forum, a place to be ourselves, a place to find comaraderie, thank you for allowing to join in the conversation.

diego

35 posts and now you introduce yourself.
I'd say "welcome to the forum" but your almost a veteran.


Idaho_Elk_Huntr
(stranger)
09/20/08 02:01 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi! My name is Ted. Originally from central Virginia now living in Northern Idaho. Concrete Pump Operator is how I make my living. I have bagged everything here except the Big Horn and Mt goat with archery or rifle. This year I decided to try a handgun. S&W 460 XVR Hunter. Wish me luck.



shawn from pa
(stranger)
09/20/08 02:19 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi, my name is shawn. I live in Pa and have been hangun hunting since 1988. Started off with ruger single six, then blackhawk 45 colt, short stint with 454cassul superredhawk, current choice is savage striker 300wsm. would like to add encore in 243 (burn a little less powder)

Diego
(member)
09/20/08 02:19 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Good luck hope it has the range for the Big Horn and the Billy Goat!

jim


Idaho_Elk_Huntr
(stranger)
09/20/08 02:37 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

 Originally Posted By: Diego
Good luck hope it has the range for the Big Horn and the Billy Goat!

jim


If Im ever lucky enough to draw either tag I will be going with a bow. I know the 460 has the range.


TCTex.
(Shootist)
09/20/08 02:45 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ted… good luck and nice to have you here!

Shawn… looks like you have been handgun hunting for a while now!!! Nice to have you here!


rupe
(veteran)
09/25/08 02:20 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Ted and Shawn to the site. Great site and a lot of great guys on here.

ahandgunhunter
(addict)
09/25/08 04:12 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

hey this is aaron from arkansas. been on the site on and off wish i had more time to spend on here. my love of handguns started at a early age with the reading of elmar keith,kelly, and milek and so many others. bought my first 44mag at 17(dont tell on me) a used ruger redhawk. my first luv is big bore handguns followed by t/c contenders and encores.hope to take someting with my 460 this year. good luck to all!!

dertiedawg
(enthusiast)
09/25/08 04:25 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Ted, Shawn and Aaron. This is a great forum, I know you will all enjoy it.
Vin


Sapper
(stranger)
09/26/08 12:32 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello my name is John, I have only just begun hunting with a handgun. I am a former USArmy combat eng. Sapper is what they called us(its Ranger school with bombs). I served 8 years and finally stepped down with a little nudging from the wife. I currently am a Law enforcement Officer in Florida. I've been hunting with rifles and bows for a couple of years now and I'm always looking for new things in hunting to try.

elkbelch
(member)
09/26/08 06:52 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome John, I am new around here too it seems as thease are good people.

Shawn


TCTex.
(Shootist)
09/26/08 06:57 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Nice to have you here John. Welcome to the sight!

BINGO
(addict)
09/28/08 11:51 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

To TCHunter99 Semper Fi brother. I've been on the site a little while now. I started w/just handgun hunting in 92. The year I was discharged. My father was a dabbler w/handgun hunting & I hunted w/him & my grandfather since I was old enough to tag along & get smacked for making too much noise. I'm from up state New York. The trees are thick & saw no reason to carry a rifle. I've lived in 7 other states & will retire in Iowa when I get all the kids out. I prefer big bore revolvers but had a Conteneder in 7-30 waters. I kinda miss it. I like good leather almost as much as the guns I put in it.

rupe
(veteran)
10/01/08 11:12 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to all of you new guys. You will love this site. The guys here are great and you will find alot of good info. Welcome aboard!

taurus41
(newbie)
10/03/08 09:19 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello,
My name is Jon. I live and work in whitefish, montana. I have been rifle hunting whitetails for a few years now. I decided to get into handgun hunting, because the majority of my rifle shots have been under 75 yards. I hope to take a buck in a few weeks with my .41 magnum. Hopefully my range sessions will pay off.


pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
10/03/08 11:38 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Jon, I'm no too far from you down here in Anaconda. Good luck on the buck with your .41!

dertiedawg
(enthusiast)
10/03/08 06:55 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the forum Jon. Good luck on your hunt with your 41mag.
Vin


osprey
(stranger)
10/03/08 09:13 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello,
I'm Dave from Southwest Va. I have been handgun hunting for several years, first deer was with a S&W 629, been hooked ever since. I basically observe two seasons, hunting and fishing. I love to deer hunt, I use bow,muzzleloader and pistol. If they ever open up a sharp stick season. I'd probably be trying different kinds of wood to see which one sticks the best!! LOL. Great site, I hope I can contribute in the future forums.


countryrebel
(newbie)
10/04/08 03:09 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2


My name is JD from Reubens Idaho. I have been handgun hunting off and on for many years and have taken many deer with 44mags. I am on my 4th 44mag and finally the one that works best for me, a ruger super redhawk 44mag with a 7.5" barrel. I enjoy handgun hunting so much more than rifle hunting because it is more challenging and rewarding. I will share my experiences and hope to hear others as well. Great site!


rupe
(veteran)
10/04/08 05:55 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site and to handgun hunting. You'll get hooked if your not careful!

Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
10/04/08 07:49 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

WELCOME Dave and JD to HH!!

dertiedawg
(enthusiast)
10/05/08 01:26 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

JD, welcome to the site. I too have the same SRH and hunting with it is the best.
Vin


bisleyfan44
(veteran)
10/05/08 08:37 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Dave and JD, welcome to the forum. Glad to have you both.

AmmoHouse
(member)
10/13/08 11:46 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Dave here. I'm 38 and I'm active duty Air Force stationed in Rapid City, South Dakota. I've been a member here for a while but I don't post alot, I read mostly. I post on other forums more.
I've only been hunting with handguns for a couple of years now and I love it. I didn't get an antelope this year though. I use T/C, XP (work in progress) and sometimes a revolver. I'm still learning and trying!!


Russell
(Pooh-Bah)
10/13/08 05:59 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm Russell, a retired County Sheriff and grandfather of 6. I've been handgun hunting since the mid 1960's,squirrels with an old H&R .22 revolver, then deer in the late 70's with a Smith M-57 and now preators deer and elk with various Contenders.

Cowboy_Boogie
(stranger)
10/13/08 06:28 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My name is Patrick Adkins. I've been hunting for thirty years and the last six have been almost strictly with a handgun. I am a part-time guide here in Texas and when I can get everything paid off I'll probably do it full time!

Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
10/13/08 08:56 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

WELCOME TO HH Dave, Russell, and Patrick!!

rupe
(veteran)
10/13/08 10:36 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to all of you Dave, Russel, and Patrick. Glad you join us.

larry223
(addict)
10/13/08 10:43 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome to all the new guys i hope you enjoy the site.
larry


wapitirod
(Shootist)
10/13/08 11:22 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

yep, welcom to one and all!

Cowboy_Boogie
(stranger)
10/14/08 05:28 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Thanks for the welcome! I have already met some nice folks here.

48panhead
(newbie)
10/26/08 09:20 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi All.

TC Encore pistol 30-06 w/custom 15 1/8" heavy barrel including brake and a 2x7 Burris scope.

Ruger .44 Mag SRH W/1.5X4 Burris scope and a Crimson Trace laser grip.

Ruger .44 Mag SBH Bisley HUNTER. Bare bones for now. It came with a bushnell scope but it needs something better than that.... Still thinking about it.


TCTex.
(Shootist)
10/27/08 07:53 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard 48Panhead. Nice to have you here!

48panhead
(newbie)
10/27/08 06:40 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Thanks TCMan... This is a great forum, I drop in from time to time. I have learned a lot here.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
10/27/08 07:18 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

You and me both!!

rupe
(veteran)
10/27/08 07:49 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard 48panhead. Something tells me you don't take your 48 Panhead hunting do you?

tankkvta
(stranger)
10/28/08 11:28 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Im Tank.been handgunnin for years.when not hunting love to shoot.Have 45 acp 1911.tc bull 22,ruger super blackhawlk 44mag my baby,,and now tc super14 in 35 rem alsome gun..

rupe
(veteran)
10/28/08 11:54 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site tankkvta!

RUG1
(enthusiast)
10/29/08 06:23 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi ! I 'm Roger, just getting into hand gun hunting, I have a Ruger SBH Bisley Hunter 44 Mag. still considering optics.
I am also considering A Ruger Single Six Hunter in 22 l.r. and 22 w.m.r. as a nice companion.
I also have a G2 in 204.
Thanks for all the information all of you share on this site.


48panhead
(newbie)
10/30/08 09:36 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi Rupe, Thanks. \:\)
Yep, the panhead stays home waiting for spring...

TCTex.
(Shootist)
10/30/08 10:09 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Rug! Looks like you have a fine handgun and considering starting a family. I am sure the wonderful users on this form will help corrupt you! LOL

Duane


70boss
(stranger)
10/30/08 10:44 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi, I am a long time hunter that was looking for a new challenge. Hunting deer in Wisconsin with a handgun seemed like a great new challenge...add to that my wife wants to learn to shoot and we end up with a couple handguns today.

She spotted the pink Taurus 9mm, but after holding and gripping about 15 guns today she wound up with a Browning Buckmark 22lr. Cheap to shoot and learn and it fit like a glove. She also liked the 1911 style, so that will be the next progression I am sure.

Me? Gotta love that I get to borrow "Her" gun for tree rats. And I picked up a used DW 357 from the newspaper. Should do fine for the archery close deer hunting I do.


pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
10/30/08 11:12 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome 70boss! Wise move passing on the pink Taurus.

wapitirod
(Shootist)
10/31/08 12:30 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard guys, I think you'll find us to be a laid back but informative bunch of guys.

rupe
(veteran)
10/31/08 06:11 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Rug1 and 70Boss to the site. As Wapitirod said, laid back and very informative. Great bunch of guys!

larry223
(addict)
10/31/08 06:37 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome guys i have been slow at welcoming new guys so i had
better get with it

larry

meandmy44
(newbie)
11/07/08 04:11 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hey All,
I'm Eric from Wisconsin. Got into shooting pistols and wheel guns about 4 years ago as I became bored deer hunting with a rifle.
First deer I shot with a 480 ruger and made a terrible shot...tracked it for a mile and half and managed to finish him off. Since then I bought a 44 super black hawk and have harvested 8 deer with it since. I absolutely love the 44. Then just because Smith and Wesson made one I had to have a 500, it sure is a fun gun to shoot but I don't have much desire to hunt with it.
I joined because I have been starting to shoot longer ranges(for me) lately and I have been looking advise on the subject. Anyway I look forward to browse this site!
Later,
Eric


larry223
(addict)
11/07/08 04:19 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome eric enjoy the site
larry


lhunter03
(addict)
11/07/08 04:22 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Nice to meet you eric! shooting hanguns at longer ranges is an awsome rush.

Lars


pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
11/07/08 09:01 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Eric!

rupe
(veteran)
11/10/08 01:55 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Eric!

BIG_B
(stranger)
11/10/08 09:17 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

my name is bryan and am a cop in austin texas. i live in san marcos texas and have recently purchased a 44 mag and killed my 1st deer with it two weeks ago. ever since then i cant play with enuff. love the sport and cant wait to get another deer or hog...

larry223
(addict)
11/10/08 10:07 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome bryan hope you enjoy the site and your 44 what did
you get ruger or?
larry


wapitirod
(Shootist)
11/11/08 01:32 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome and congratulations on your first deer!

TCTex.
(Shootist)
11/11/08 12:56 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard!

pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
11/11/08 05:05 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Bryan and congrats on the deer! .44 Mag is a great round.

rupe
(veteran)
11/12/08 06:40 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site. Congrates on getting your first deer with it.

DAHLTAILS
(member)
11/12/08 09:51 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My name is todd I go by DAHLTAILS I just started handgun hunting this year. I have been deerhuntung with a archery gear and shotguns for 14 years. Last year I bought a ruger redhawk with a 7.5 in barrel and have been shooting it on a regular basis. this looks like a great site and I am looking forward to learning and posting on this site.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
11/12/08 10:19 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Nice to have you here Todd. A Red Hawk is a fine gun, 44 I am guessing? Welcome to the sight. I hunt 95% out of my bow stands. That is how I started handgun hunting 15 years ago! Look forward to seeing pictures. This group loves eye candy!

Duane


wapitirod
(Shootist)
11/12/08 10:39 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome and this is a great place and alot of good information changes hands here.

larry223
(addict)
11/12/08 11:05 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome todd enjoy
larry


rupe
(veteran)
11/13/08 02:38 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Todd, Handgun hunting is a kick and you have a handgun that will kick ***

Russell
(Pooh-Bah)
11/13/08 03:47 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome, Todd.

Tony500
(stranger)
11/22/08 02:40 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello, my name is Tony. I just stumbled opon this site while searching the web. Looks like a really cool place. I am a third generation handgun hunter. My grandfather hunted with a 6" taurus .357 mag, my dad hunts with a 10.5" ruger super black hawk .44 mag with a 2x bushnell scope, and I hunt with a 8 3/8" S&W .500 mag with a 4x leupold scope. This white tail deer season was my first time shooting at an animal with my gun. Unfortunalty I missed but I did have a great time and learned a lot. I know now that I need to take a lot more time with a handgun to steady my shot. Also I would like to get some sort of shooting stick. I was shooting at a deer about 100 yards off hand, that isnt easy! The rest of our hunting party thinks we are both crazy for hunting with handguns but we both just love it.

Rick
(addict)
11/22/08 03:51 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Tony.

wapitirod
(Shootist)
11/22/08 03:57 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome and your not alone with having people think your crazy.

Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
11/22/08 09:00 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

WELCOME Tony500, and Todd!!!

Crazy.... no way,

Roses are red
Violets are blue
I'm schizophrenic
And so am I

\:\)


Revolverlution
(journeyman)
11/23/08 11:03 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hey guys my name is Dan and my handle is 'Revolverlution'. I was raised in Bozeman, MT and am currently living in Michigan and trying to get back to Montana. I came across this site in looking for info on what handgun to purchase and posted a thread today on the topic, take a read if you get the chance. When I am not working I love to hunt with Traditional Archery gear, trap along my favorite creek and fish. I am new to hunting with a handgun as of this year but am hopelessly hooked at this point. I need another addiction to justify to my wife, like a hole in the head!

pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
11/23/08 12:48 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Those are all good addictions to have!

pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
11/23/08 12:51 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

 Originally Posted By: Tony500
Also I would like to get some sort of shooting stick. I was shooting at a deer about 100 yards off hand, that isnt easy!


Welome to the site Tony! Stoney Point shooting sticks work well for longer shots. You can also make your own with a tent pole repair kit and rubber tubing.


TCTex.
(Shootist)
11/23/08 01:38 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome all! look forward to seeing you in posts in the future!

dave thomas
(journeyman)
11/23/08 07:20 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

hey guys, Im Dave, I currently live in Iowa with a plan to move to idaho in june of 09. I am the chief of Police in our small town of Lake Mills I have been handgun hunting since the late eighties mostly contenders and specialty pistols. more recently I have been shooting big bore revolvers.
Hobbies include traditional archery, making knives, guns of all kinds, martial arts, fast cars and my family not necessarily in that order


TCTex.
(Shootist)
11/23/08 07:58 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

 Originally Posted By: dave thomas
hey guys, Im Dave... I am the chief of Police in our small town of Lake Mills I have been handgun hunting since the late eighties mostly contenders and specialty pistols... Hobbies include traditional archery, making knives, guns of all kinds, martial arts, fast cars and my family not necessarily in that order

Howdy, I think you are going to fit in just right around here.

Duane


Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
11/23/08 09:03 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

WELCOME to HHM Dave and Dan!!

shortbarrel_64
(stranger)
11/23/08 09:58 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

hello from oklahoma. hope everyones havin a good season.been huntin with a handgun for 15 years,deer,squirrel,& varmits.my son took a doe this season with a handgun,now hes hooked.so happy to be hear from both of us
shortbarrel


BJ BEAR
(stranger)
11/25/08 07:59 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi everyone, I'm Billy. I live in the north Georgia mountains, love to hunt and fish, mostly deer and bear. I favor big bore lever guns and revolvers. I'm relatively new to handgun hunting, just the past few years, but look foward to sharing my experiences with all of you. Thanks!

rupe
(veteran)
11/25/08 09:38 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to all you new guys. Glad you all came aboard, your going to love it here. This is a great sight to learn and to throw out your knowledge! rupe

MOHunter
(journeyman)
12/02/08 11:02 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello folks!...This is my first post here, my name is Christopher and I currently living in Fenton MO..I work as a CNC Programmer/Machinist for my spending money...I have been hunting since I was five years old (I'm 36 now)...and handgun hunting since the late 80's..I started handgun hunting with a pellet pistol, then .22 Ruger SuperSingleSix...I then moved up to a Ruger GP100 .357....Now I use a T/C Contender .357...But I'm always on the look out for a new barrel!....(.44 mag. anyone?)........

wapitirod
(Shootist)
12/02/08 11:13 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcom to the site!

Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
12/02/08 11:18 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

 Originally Posted By: MOHunter
But I'm always on the look out for a new barrel!....(.44 mag. anyone?)........


LOL, you came to the right place. Stick around and we'll have you wanting more than one new barrel. \:\)


Welcome aboard!

cottonstalk
(Pooh-Bah)
12/02/08 11:46 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site these folks will have you wanting more than one barrel before your through!HAHAHA

GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
12/03/08 04:58 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Glad you're here MOHunter.

swampdog58
(stranger)
12/04/08 09:40 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

mornin to all
first of all, this is a great site,glad i found it. i've shot handguns since the mid-60's, always carried one but never shot a deer til the late 70's. after i got my 1st deer with my python , i was hooked... i've actually shot 7 deer with handguns
6 with the python and 1 with a 44mag s&w model 29, all 6" guns.
i had more peeps tell me that a handgun especially, a 357, was not good enough to take a deer.... ummmmm , no point arguing with peeps. of coarse these deer were takin between 10 and 50 yds
and only one did i have to put 2 shots into to put him down and they were witha 357 mag. 158 sjhp's. the one i got with the 44
was about 150yds and one shot with it (180 sjhp) put him down,
and he was my biggest deer to date ...9pts 21 1/2" inside and approx. 180 lbs . i still have these handguns and use them
all the time. i do know this, useing a handgun, shot placement is and will always be the most important.
i give thanx to my father for teaching me how to shoot a handgun
and pushing me to just practice with 22's (cheap shoootin) and it keeps ur hand and eye in it, i do it all the time even now and i'm 58, lol it's just so much fun too.
ooops this kinda got long ...sorry

best of luck out there huntin

swampdog58


pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
12/04/08 09:54 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Swampdog!

Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
12/04/08 01:00 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to HHM swampdog58!!

larry223
(addict)
12/04/08 01:57 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome swampdog58
larry


wapitirod
(Shootist)
12/04/08 04:07 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome swampdog and enjoy the site!

MOHunter
(journeyman)
12/05/08 08:47 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Thanks for the welcome fellas.......I'm glad to be here....there seems to be a whole lot of experience and knowledge float'n around here!.....I don't have the money or opportunity to hunt abroad like some of you guys and gals but I do love reading about it....So keep it coming!.....maybe someday I'll scrape up enough cash to go on a "real" safari....till then my "backyard safaris" will have to do!.......and don't think for a minute that I don't want more than one barrel for my contender....I looked at a used 7-30 Waters today...super 14 barrel on a mid 80's action.....look'd rough so I passed.....oh well.......

TCTex.
(Shootist)
12/05/08 09:05 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to all and to all a good sight! LOL

rupe
(veteran)
12/06/08 02:13 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to all of you, glad to have you all onboard!

Is that a cub
(member)
12/06/08 07:21 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hey guys my name is Jeremy and my wife and I currently reside in Fresno California. I've been hunting with a handgun since I was 11. I wanted a .22 and mowed lawns until i had enough to buy a Buckmark. Shot countless thousands of rounds through it over the years. Its getting a makeover right now. More on that later. I just started hunting big game with a handgun in the last few years. My dad got more into it and I followed suit. Bought an encore,a couple barrels, and loved it. I don't plan to pick up a rifle anytime soon! I love to hunt more than just about anything, and am constantly scheming on the next trip. I just applied for a job at the Boise Idaho Cabela's so well see how that goes. My wife and I cannot stand CA anymore. We don't want to raise kids here and the taxes and regulations are socialist as ever (Its 40 degrees but I cant use my fireplace cuz its a mandated no burn day). Hopefully i get the job so we can get the hell out of here!!! Im super exited that I found this great group of guys on this site. I've already talked to a few of you on the phone and everyone is top notch! I look forward to the future and hopefully some of us can get together sometime to hunt/shoot/or just BS.
Until next time... Good hunting!!!


TCTex.
(Shootist)
12/06/08 09:01 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome and I hope you get the job!

rugerman
(stranger)
12/10/08 12:09 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

hi,mike from upstate ny.hunted all my life , but new to handguns.i use a ruger superblackhawk for deer and a smith and wesson 22a for small game. tons of fun tree rat hunting with a pistol! new to the site and really like what ive seen.

GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
12/10/08 10:44 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site. I hope you enjoy it and feel free to share your photos and stories for all to enjoy.

larry223
(addict)
12/10/08 12:55 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome mike happy to have you here another new yorker always
makes it better enjoy the site.
larry


rupe
(veteran)
12/10/08 03:50 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site! Glad you joined us.

Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
12/10/08 11:37 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome rugerman!!! I think we must have 6 or 7 on here from NY now...cool.

liv2hnt460
(enthusiast)
12/11/08 08:38 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Reckon its about time I posted under this thread and introduced myself. My name is Josh and I'm from upstate NY. My girlfriend and I are currently both full time students in Pharmacy School here in Albany. My two younger brothers and I have been following my dad into the big woods since we could walk. I spend most of my hunting season (when I'm not at school) in the Adirondacks during northern zone or the Catskills during southern zone. My dad has always owned and hunted with both long guns and pistols which is why I now carry a handgun into the woods. I belong to our local pistol team and compete when I can. I also shoot (once in a while) on a 4 position .22 rifle team at the same club. When its not hunting season, I ice fish almost every weekend once the lakes around here freeze up. I also coyote, grouse and rabbit hunt in the winter, trout and walleye fish in the spring, summer and early fall and shoot all year round. I've really enjoyed posting so far and look forward to doing so in the future.

rupe
(veteran)
12/12/08 02:15 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site LIV2HNT360, I guess after 44 posts I'm glad you intro'ed yourself. LOL


rupe


4t1mag
(stranger)
12/14/08 12:05 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

finally found my way back over here, time to get serious about handgunning again, Shoot everything from 22rf to 45-70, before I lost them all in a bad boating accident ;)live in Ga

fyrmanchaz48
(stranger)
12/14/08 05:29 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Great site guys!!! My name is Chuck and I live in Monroe,MI with my wife and daughter. I'm a career firefighter for Frenchtown Twp. Have been hunting for 15 years with shotgun, rifle and compound bow. Recently inherited my dads handguns. H&R 949 .22, Taurus PT-22 .22, Walther PPK .380 ACP and Ruger SRH .44 w/9.5" barrel. Looking forward to getting to know the SRH hopefully for '09 deer seasons. Hunt deer in MI and in southern OH. Looking forward to reading and posting. Keep the info. coming.

Chuck


rupe
(veteran)
12/15/08 06:13 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site! Glad to have you here. rupe

ranger140892
(enthusiast)
12/20/08 03:43 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My name is Mike. Been handgun hunting since 1983 I think. I'm a soon to be retired Army NCO. "Rangers lead the way".

I'm a XP100 fan. Have built several over the years and wish I had kept every one of them. The two I have will get my by for a while. 308 Win is my favorite handgun cartridge. I hunt whitetail, hogs, & coyotes. I also love to squirrel hunt with 22LR handguns.

Welcome to all you new folks.


boonyrat
(newbie)
12/22/08 11:56 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

howdy...im back(use to go by jim257 several years back!)kinda got off track and now im back,ive taken several deer and turkey with a encore and really want to get back into handgunning for critters!

rupe
(veteran)
12/22/08 12:06 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Mike and Welcome back boonyrat.

rupe


treeman
(newbie)
12/22/08 01:15 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi My name is John. I enjoy challege of hunting close range. I started with blackhawk 44 mag and now have it along with tc contender in 44 mag, 17 H2 and 22. I am looking at getting a 7X30 waters for longer shoots. Good site with great information. Treeman comes from working as forest ranger in NC.

wapitirod
(Shootist)
12/22/08 01:41 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcom to the site guys, I think you'll enjoy it!

pamlicomike
(journeyman)
12/22/08 02:55 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Names Mike. I'm from down east North Carolina. Fasinated with handguns since my youth. Trying to pick squirrels out of the pines with an old H&R 22LR.Read a magize article by some writer I wish I could remeber who that used his .357 for everthing from squirrels to deer. Made the mistake of Trading a shotgun for a S&W md27 .357 mag. It was too late to turn back then. Now after dozens of handguns later I'm still hooked. Presently shooting TC Contenders and Rugers from 22LR to .45-70's. Still have that S&W though.

larry223
(addict)
12/22/08 04:32 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome to all the new guys i think you will enjoy this site
a nice bunch of guys here lots of good information.
larry


wapitirod
(Shootist)
12/22/08 04:51 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Mike

mikefrompa
(old hand)
12/22/08 06:03 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi! My name is Mike. I've been hunting with a handgun since 1984. I have hunted both with a revolver & the speciality pistols. Currently I use a Smith 460 XVR topped off with a Leupold 4x scope. I am a machinest/toolmaker by trade. I work for a military contractor in York,Pa. I switched to handgun hunting for more of a challange and I have been hooked ever since.

Is that a cub
(member)
12/22/08 06:11 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

2 Mikes in a row! Welcome to both of you.

wapitirod
(Shootist)
12/22/08 06:46 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Mikefrompa!

pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
12/22/08 06:53 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome everyone! This is the best site and best bunch of guys around!

rupe
(veteran)
12/24/08 04:13 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to all you that have joined in the last couple of days. Glad to have you all on board!






rupe


GaryDowdy
(newbie)
12/26/08 08:31 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My name is Gary, I've just started handgun hunting a few years ago, but have been shooting and reloading most of my life. I'm the former bowhunting editor and hunting product specialist for Boar Hunter Magazine and have contributed to many others. Most recently, I contributed two chapters to a book by Paladin Press called, "The Paladin Book of Dangerously Fun Stuff." It features other wirters such as Jeff Cooper, Col. Charles Askins, Ernest R. Emerson, Major John L. Plaster, and many others.

http://www.paladin-press.com

I have a G2 Contender in .375 JDJ, and .223 Rem. I also have a .44 Mag Raging Bull and a Ruger .22 pistol I shoot squirrels with.

Handgun hunting allows me to mix my close-range paasion of bowhunting with my love of shooting and reloading. Though recently I've learned I can also make some very impressive precision shots at medium rifle ranges with them!

Gotta love it!!!!


wapitirod
(Shootist)
12/26/08 11:53 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Gary!

pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
12/27/08 01:23 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Gary! I thought the name sounded familiar.

Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
12/27/08 04:26 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Nice to have you along for the ride Mike, Mike & Gary,!!

sixgunner454
(member)
12/29/08 10:27 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi Gary,I'm new to this web site also. Due to an injury at work, I started hunting with a revolver solely.And I'm excited about it.I also have been shooting/reloading sice I was knee-high to a grasshopper but recently got excited about the challenges of successfully aquiring game with a piece of equipment that everyone in my area conciders a stunt. I shot alot of game with rifles and bows but, something just draws me to my handguns. I got addicted when I shot a pheasant in the head running through the weeds with a .22 single-six. since then I always have a handgun on me !! the people here will share their infinite knowledge with you. i've never seen a site that was always so willing to help you everyone is helpful and courtious!! 

pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
12/29/08 11:36 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site Sixgunner454!

sixgunner454
(member)
12/29/08 03:07 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

see, thats what i'm talking about. it's good to feel accepted

pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
12/29/08 05:39 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

PM sent Sixgunner454.

larry223
(addict)
12/29/08 07:54 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome to the site sixgunner454 enjoy
larry


Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
12/29/08 10:32 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

WELCOME 454!!

wapitirod
(Shootist)
12/30/08 02:14 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome sixgunner!

rupe
(veteran)
12/30/08 12:58 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site Gary. I guess we will be expecting some good write ups from you. LOL rupe

rupe
(veteran)
12/30/08 01:00 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Also a big welcome to 454 as well.

stillthe1
(stranger)
12/30/08 07:18 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

geetings,
i am bill from colo. and am just getting back into hunting after a decades long hiatus.
ive got a taurus 8 3/8 bbl..454
and a ruger.6 1/2 .44mag
this looks like a good place for me.
p.s.
i am an avid reloader and revolver collector.


pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
12/30/08 07:21 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site Stillthe1. What area of Colorado are you in?

wapitirod
(Shootist)
12/30/08 08:03 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Bill!

mikefrompa
(old hand)
12/30/08 08:26 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi everyone! Glad to be here!

Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
12/30/08 11:36 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Bill!

stillthe1
(stranger)
12/31/08 09:00 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

 Originally Posted By: pab1
Welcome to the site Stillthe1. What area of Colorado are you in?

i live in the 4 corners area.
14,000 foot peaks a few miles north.
and the desert a few miles south.


rupe
(veteran)
12/31/08 02:33 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Bill!

Wolfgang
(stranger)
12/31/08 07:22 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello All,

I live in north central Ohio and have been into hunting with handguns since the early seventies with a .22 and squirrels. I was delighted to find this site and since this is my first post, I would like to wish everyone a happy new year.

Wolfgang


wapitirod
(Shootist)
12/31/08 07:51 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Wolfgang!

pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
01/01/09 12:51 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site Wolfgang!

Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
01/01/09 10:10 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Wolfgang and happy New Year!

jamesfromjersey
(Shootist)
01/01/09 10:49 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Wolf, I don`t think you will find a nicer or more professional bunch of shooters on the web then this group. James

TCTex.
(Shootist)
01/01/09 10:55 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

To all the new members here at HH… WELCOME.

I just got back from leave and it is great to be here!

Duane


rupe
(veteran)
01/01/09 09:14 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard!

BIGSTEVE83
(member)
01/01/09 10:51 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I kind of introduced myself the other day. My name is Steve I live in Northern California, I have been hunting all my life and started shooting handguns on regular basis about 4 years ago, but I am still just a pup. This was the first year I hunted with a handgun (Thompson Encore .243) although I did'nt have any luck, I have got some jacks and ground squirrels.

Thanks


wapitirod
(Shootist)
01/01/09 11:31 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcom Steve, what part of Cal are you in?

BIGSTEVE83
(member)
01/02/09 12:03 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I live by Chico which is about 60-70 miles south of redding.

rupe
(veteran)
01/02/09 07:20 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome again Bigsteve83, from Oregon


rupe


Gman
(enthusiast)
01/03/09 02:04 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I've been a member for a number of years but have not been posting in awhile. I am a retired Navy submariner, and mobility impaired from an accident 20 years ago. I'll be seventy years young in april. I have been hunting with a Contender handgun for several years now. Have taken 2 nice bucks and a doe. One with a 6mm tcu, another with a 6.5 JDJ and the last one a 132 class 9 point taken with a 30-30 Ackley Improved. I recently purchased a 357 Maximum from MGM and hope to use it at a handicapped hunt put on by Eglin Air Force Base in Feb if I am lucky enough to be drawn.

Harry Marsh (Gman)
Pensacola, Fl


TCTex.
(Shootist)
01/03/09 06:48 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Gman! Nice to have another Navy Cat here.

Have you ever been to the naval air museum? It is worth going to! I play there at least 2-3 times a month during a change of command ceremony.

Duane


wapitirod
(Shootist)
01/03/09 08:33 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome back Gman, i was a submariner in the 80's. I was on the USS Tunny SSN.

axeman2244
(stranger)
01/05/09 02:20 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

HI All,
I'll keep it short & simple. My name is Kevin. I love to shoot ... anything. Have been shootin' off & on for @ 40 years. Never as much as I want or should in order to be as proficient as I'd like. Have the time and can finally afford (within reason) to to pursue it again. I have to admit that one thing I always thought would be something I'd like to do before I leave this world is take a big bear w/ a handgun! I do a fair amount of pheasant huntin', took a nice 8 point whitetail w/ rifle a number of years back. Just really like handguns (used to shoot IPSC) and feel I'm really lucky to have found your magazine. I'm gonna have alot of newbie questions. Stay safe .... Axeman


pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
01/05/09 03:00 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Kevin!

wapitirod
(Shootist)
01/05/09 06:37 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Axeman!

rupe
(veteran)
01/06/09 03:35 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Gman and Kevin (Taking a bear with a handgun is awesome and I can't wait to get another one)

rupe


Bruce Flanagan
(stranger)
01/06/09 04:55 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi I am Bruce I live in La Grande Oregon.
I hunt with handguns Longguns shotguns and Bows.
I love target and trap shooting
Ive been reloading for over 30 years.


wapitirod
(Shootist)
01/06/09 06:16 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy bruce, glad to have another Oregonian on board. The wife and I have looked at moving to your neck of the woods but have to wait and see what this economy does. The wifes family has property on the middle fork of the John day just north east of Long Creek.

rupe
(veteran)
01/07/09 11:03 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Bruce and to a fellow Oregonian. My niece and her husband live in La Grande. I've spent sometime hunting up in the Blue Mountains back in the 70's. Great area and great little town. Although it probably isn't so little anymore?

rupe


cranejr
(stranger)
01/14/09 11:14 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello my name is Ray. I live in Nebraska. I have been hunting and reloading since I was a kid.I just started hunting with a handgun in December. Started with squirrels and shot my first deer with a handgun during the late doe only season.I just bought a contender frame and am looking for a barrel. I must say that I consider it my personal duty to take as many people shooting for the first time as possible. I figure it is my contribution to the sport I love to educate anyone I can that firearms are nothing to be afraid of and are actually fun.

wapitirod
(Shootist)
01/14/09 11:18 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome Ray and enjoy!

Whitworth
(Shootist)
01/15/09 06:58 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I just got here at the suggestion of a friend. Great site! I am an avid hunter who is hunting less and less with his rifles nowadays and am pretty much only hunting with handguns now. It's just too easy with a scopedrifle IMO....... My favorite hunting handgun is a custom 5-shot Ruger SRH in .475 Linebaugh.......

wapitirod
(Shootist)
01/15/09 07:25 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome and enjoy the site.

Whitworth
(Shootist)
01/15/09 08:01 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

 Originally Posted By: wapitirod
welcome and enjoy the site.


Thank you sir!


TCTex.
(Shootist)
01/15/09 08:49 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

 Originally Posted By: Whitworth
My favorite hunting handgun is a custom 5-shot Ruger SRH in .475 Linebaugh.......

Welcome aboard and hold on to that one tight! That is a dream I am still working on… along with half of the users on this forum! LOL When you get a chance could you put a picture of that beauty on the bragging board.


Bullelk Hunter
(veteran)
01/15/09 09:08 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm Gerry, been here for quite a while. Hunting with TC's ever since I could read Milek et al. Actually I bought my first handgun and hunted with it in 1974. I still have that 6 1/2" M29! I Work for Merck (for now)in Project Management. Hunt deer, bear, Elk, chucks,Turkey and coy-dogs when time permits. Full-time work and school for a master's makes Gerry a dull boy at times. I have many Contenders, Encores, and a fine S&W collection, among many fine rifles and shotguns. I do ahve all teh calibers but I'm a magnum freak. I love my 30-378 Weatherby, 300 RUM amd my 338's. I just gotta shoot em while i can. If you're local and no LOCO, come on out and try DanB's SWPA handgun shoot in the spring. He is a fantastic host, and he promises his shooting will get better, but we're still waiting....

Whitworth
(Shootist)
01/15/09 10:01 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

 Originally Posted By: TCMan
 Originally Posted By: Whitworth
My favorite hunting handgun is a custom 5-shot Ruger SRH in .475 Linebaugh.......

Welcome aboard and hold on to that one tight! That is a dream I am still working on… along with half of the users on this forum! LOL When you get a chance could you put a picture of that beauty on the bragging board.


Sure will! Thanks!


Blue6
(stranger)
01/16/09 09:46 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello! I'm Tom, a brand newbie here. I am interested in hunting with hanguns. Have taken some deer with a .45 ACP M1911A1, but it was more as a stunt just to see if it could be done. It can, but there are many better calibers out there.

I also own a Colt New Frontier .45 LC which I'd like to try one day. Lastly, I own a T/C Contender, the new model, in .30-30 which should prove to be pretty versatile.

Have always carried a sidearm under my coat while hunting since I lived most of my life in SE Alaska. The bear made me usually carry a rifle. The best part of the appeal of handgun hunting is the additional challenge. From good marksmanship to stalking closer; seems it makes for more satisfaction out of the hunt.


Steve708
(stranger)
01/16/09 10:22 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My name is Steve Pennington. I live in southwest Virginia. I have been hunting for 18 years. i have tried handgun hunting off and on for awhile. Starting with my hog hunt in Texas this month I plan on hunting with a handgun all year, getting seriuous this time. I have encore and contender in several calibers. I am going to start with the single shots then try revolvers next. I subscribed to the handgun hunting magazine and enjoy all the info on this site.

Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
01/16/09 10:26 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

WELCOME Tom and Steve to HHM!!

TCTex.
(Shootist)
01/16/09 10:28 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard! Nice to have ya'll here!

Duane


buddy
(stranger)
01/18/09 03:39 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Checkin' in from WV. Old timer but new here. Nice site folks. I stumbled onto about 250lbs. of wheelweights last week. Bought 'em for $23! So I went to a gunshow Sat. to look for something to run some cast bullets thru. Came up with a Super Blackhawk. Good tight gun and the price was right. My handguns have been idle for a couple of years. That's about to change.

GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
01/18/09 08:46 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site Buddy. Keep us posted on your bullet casting, I think a lot of us may be getting into that.

pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
01/19/09 12:53 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site Buddy! 250# of lead should give that SBH a good workout!

wapitirod
(Shootist)
01/19/09 01:01 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Buddy!

Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
01/19/09 04:27 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Glad to have you aboard Buddy!

rupe
(veteran)
01/20/09 11:00 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Wow, I don't get on the site for a few days and we have about a half dozen new members. Welcome to all of you, Glad you joined the site. rupe

MAXELM
(stranger)
01/30/09 07:46 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello from Kokomo, Indiana. I started handgun hunting small game in the mid eighties and started hunting whitetails with handgun in the mid nineties. I just picked up a blue 4-5/8" Blackhawk in .41 mag and plan to reload and hunt with this gun. I usually use my .44 mag SRH, but wanted to try a different caliber. This is a great site with plenty of useful information...

wapitirod
(Shootist)
01/30/09 11:04 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome MAXELM!

rupe
(veteran)
01/30/09 10:10 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the Site!

tmaker
(newbie)
01/31/09 08:42 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello to all !!
My name is Mark I am from TN. I have been hunting since about 5 years old 39 and 11/12ths now. I started handhun hunting about 12 years ago and have been consumed with TC contenders and Encore ever since. I am a toolmaker by trade but presently work as an advanced tooling engineer for a company that stamp parts for automatic transmission. I love this site and appreciate all the articals. I have been told that I have to be crazzy to hunt with a handgun but think that us handgunners are the sain ones and the rest of the world is crazzy!


mikefrompa
(old hand)
01/31/09 09:21 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi ! My name is Mike. I,m a machinest/toolmaker by trade. I've been handgun hunting for 25 yrs. I've used T/C Contenders and sixguns & I enjoy them both. My newest one is a S&W 460 XVR topped with a Leupold 4x scope. I want to get out and shoot it as soon as the weather breaks.

wapitirod
(Shootist)
01/31/09 11:31 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome!

Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
02/01/09 08:29 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Mike & Mark!!

Post up some stories and pictures.


TCTex.
(Shootist)
02/01/09 08:34 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

 Originally Posted By: Tigger
Post up some stories and pictures.

Yes please do!

And

Welcome aboard to all!


rupe
(veteran)
02/01/09 08:24 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to both of you Mark and Mike, From Oregon

rupe


44magnum
(newbie)
02/03/09 06:23 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I have been gone for awhile so I'll reintroduce myself!!


I'm Paul from Watertown WI. I have been a gun owner since my law enforcemnt days in the 80's. Hunting since "92 when a friend invited me along. Done most of my hunting with a handgun or shotgun but did a few years with a rifle. That gun is long since been sold and Im back to handguns only.

Now I shoot mostly IHMSA steel and a little hunting.


Paul


blue06van
(stranger)
02/03/09 07:08 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello My name is Mike. New to this site,today actully.
Been reading some of the great stories. I have only been into T/C for a couple years. Dont take the bow/flintlock/long guns out any more. I am hooked on hand gun hunting. With in the last year or so started shooting IHMSA.
Me have always been in to guns/hunting/shooting .
Growing up hunting and trapping with older brother or shooting matches as a member of VFW post, or in the military.
Grew up on East coast now live in Texas.


wapitirod
(Shootist)
02/03/09 07:41 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome blue and welcome back 44!

rupe
(veteran)
02/06/09 12:45 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Mike and Welcome back Paul!!

kunas
(member)
02/08/09 04:44 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello Ron from wincester va, been handgun hunting for 16yrs now getting more and more into it daily i currently have encore pistols, xp 100 7mm08, several 22s ruger singles and double actions currently thinking about a ruger stubby bigblock Ron

TCTex.
(Shootist)
02/08/09 05:09 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy and nice to have you here.

wapitirod
(Shootist)
02/08/09 06:13 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome!

Gravygun
(stranger)
02/10/09 07:24 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi Y'all I'm Scott from Pa and just started into revolver handgun hunting. Been hunting small game with a muzzleloading pistol for 4 years though. I Just needed a change and have always been into handguns so I picked up a .44 mag Super Blackhawk Hunter and here I am!

pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
02/10/09 08:42 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Gravygun! What ml pistol are you using?

Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
02/10/09 09:42 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

WELCOME Gravygun!!

Renster of N.H.
(member)
02/12/09 09:55 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

"New Guy" Renster here. I just posted a diatribe in the "reply" section of my original post in an attempt to answer all who welcomed me. (sorry, I'm still learning how to do this stuff!)Then I saw this. ooops!
Please go there to view and it should tell you what you want to know about me. In the meantime - I don't believe I saw any other New Hampshire posts here. If I missed it, let me know please. And let me know if you viewed my reply to all of you in the original post. Any further questions I will try to answer as a "new" post next time.
Take Care all.
Renster


pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
02/12/09 12:39 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site Renster!

rupe
(veteran)
02/12/09 02:07 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to all of you new guys. Glad to have you all aboard!!


rupe


Gravygun
(stranger)
02/13/09 08:16 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I use a Traditions Trapper caplock. I bought it as a kit and swapped the .50cal barrel for a .40cal barrel. With the lock polished it's pretty fast and very accurate. I also did wire and shape inlays in the stock, rust browned the barrel and glass bedded the recoil area so not only does it perform well it looks nice. I kill squirrels almost everytime I leave the house with it.

10der68
(journeyman)
02/14/09 02:20 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I use a Traditions Trapper caplock. I bought it as a kit and swapped the .50cal barrel for a .40cal barrel. With the lock polished it's pretty fast and very accurate. I also did wire and shape inlays in the stock, rust browned the barrel and glass bedded

I would like to see some pics of this,sounds very nice.There is just something special about a frontstuffer.JIM

BTW,WELCOME!!


pamlicomike
(journeyman)
02/20/09 01:08 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I know I already posted in roll call, BUT I did have pictures of my babies.



Danie
(stranger)
02/20/09 03:43 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello fellow Handgun Hunters

I’m Danie from Pretoria South Africa. I grew up with rifles and hunting in the late 50’s on a farm in the Thabazimbi district in the north of South Africa. I’m shooting hunting handguns for almost twenty years but only started active handgun hunting six years ago. My hunting collection consist of a 357 Magnum Astra revolver and four TC’s in the following calibers: 223Rem 12” Bulberry barrel; 300 Whisper Super 14; 357 Herrett 12” and a 445 Super Magnum 10” all topped with Bausch & Lomb or Bushnell scopes.

I have been a committee member of HHASA for four years and now the newly elected chairman of the association. Anyone interested in what’s happening in South Africa’s handgun hunting circles could visit our website: http://www.handgunhuntersa.com or contact me at info@handgunhuntersa.com


rupe
(veteran)
02/25/09 08:26 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Danie, glad you joined up with us!

rupe


wapitirod
(Shootist)
02/25/09 08:41 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome Danie, nice to have you with us

TCTex.
(Shootist)
02/25/09 09:25 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

 Originally Posted By: wapitirod
welcome Danie, nice to have you with us


X2


rawhide kid
(member)
02/28/09 05:21 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi; I am a newbe also. My handguns consist of a 1903 Colt Pocket pistol in 32 ACP, 357 Ruger Vaq, Richards/Mason 1872 open top, Ruger Stainless SBH Hunter in 45 Colt, and an 1860 BP 44. Just got back into handgun hunting, glad to find this site!

wapitirod
(Shootist)
02/28/09 05:28 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site and hope you enjoy it!

Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
02/28/09 10:28 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome rawhide kid!!

larry223
(addict)
02/28/09 10:36 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome to all the new guys i have missed enjoy.
larry


rupe
(veteran)
03/01/09 02:59 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard rawhide kid.

silly goose
(journeyman)
03/05/09 10:36 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Guess I should have started here before asking questions. I've got a lot of them. Self taught hunter, dad didn't much care for it. As I evolved as a hunter, not that I'm any good now, I realized that most of the deer I shot with a rifle were all pretty much within handgun range. Fate helped a little bit. I woke up one morning about 3am with a back spasm. I spent the next two hours trying to get comfortable on the couch, so as not to wake the wife. Just got back to sleep at about 5am when she comes out to wake me up and see if I'm going hunting. I kind of grumpily explained the situation and tried to get some rest. After another half hour of misery, I said if I'm gonna be miserable, I may as well be miserable in the woods. When I opened up the gun safe, I decided to take my .45 blackhawk and leave the 30-30 for my backs sake. I ended up taking a huge doe at about 15 yards that morning. The rest is history. Haven't carried a rifle since. I've only taken about 15 deer. Took an 8-point with the bow about two weeks prior to the doe I just mentioned, my first nice buck, I got more of a rush taking the doe with my sixgun. Sorry to be so long winded. Love this site. You guys are a wealth of info.

larry223
(addict)
03/06/09 09:42 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome to site silly goose nice story i have been there to
enjoy.
larry


pter1020k
(addict)
03/06/09 10:29 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome goose

jamautry
(journeyman)
03/07/09 09:16 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I joined the forum about 3 years ago but after the first couple of months drifted away to another forum as my main interests shifted from hunting to USPSA shooting. I have been lucky enough to take deer and hogs with a variety of different handguns. I have spent the last two years living in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia so now I can only handgun hunt when I return back to Texas for vacations. A couple of months ago I decided to take advantage of the situation and book a handgun hunt for Water Buffalo in Australia in June, and that is what has drawn me back to this forum. I am glad it did as I enjoy reading everyone comments and getting involved with the handgun hunting community again. I look forward to spending more time here sharing hunting stories, ideas, and lessons learned with all of y'all.

wapitirod
(Shootist)
03/07/09 09:13 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Back!

TCTex.
(Shootist)
03/07/09 09:35 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

 Originally Posted By: wapitirod
Welcome Back!

A Big 10 4 To That!


casey
(newbie)
03/21/09 09:41 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

HI, Im Kirk. Ive been a handgun hunter for a long time. Im new to the site but love it! Like TCMAN im a Navy Vet. I hunt with revolvers but have hunted with a contender in 7/30 waters for a while. Love the great old .45 Colt round. I have used it in a couple of Ruger revolvers and am currently shooting a slightly customized 5.5in. Bisley. I am also a retired Pennsylvania Game Commission deputy.

larry223
(addict)
03/21/09 10:59 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

hi: kirk welcome to the site nice guys here enjoy.
larry


Gregg RichterAdministrator
(Distinguished Expert)
03/22/09 01:07 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Gregg Richter here, joined the site in 2004 but did not become active until just a month or so ago. I "met" Gary by e-mailing him about my SCI #1 Handgun Mule Deer and he bought my story and also another one on the Kimber 1911 .17 Mach 2 and published them in the Fall 2005 Handgun Hunter Magazine issue. I have talked to Gary on the phone literally for hours and he has shared his time and knowlege very graciously and I commend him IMMENSELY for what he has done and IS doing for Handgun Hunting, especially this GREAT website.

In 1987 I originated and still coordinate the annual Handgun Hunters International Antelope Hunt on the Durham Ranch in Wyoming and we are now in our 23rd year with 625 antelope kills with handguns to our credit on this hunt. That is not a typo.

I worked with the Colorado Wildlife Commission in 1985 and 1986 to get handgun hunting legalized in Colorado for all big game species, and then more recently for muzzle loading handguns to be legalized during regular rifle season.

I do some outfitting (since 1988) for deer and elk for both rifle and handgun hunters, but only on a limited basis and on private land. Hence my website name here: "Stallion West;" it is the name of my outfitting business, Stallion West Outfitters, and I also do business under the name "Little Gun Outfitters," for the handgun part.

I started handgun hunting in the seventies and have taken antelope, mule and whitetail deer, caribou, elk and many species of small game with handguns but do not discriminate against rifles. Actually, I hunted coyotes professionally in the eighties and early nineties with a Remington 788 22-250 (w/Leupold 3X9 and the whole rifle including scope spray painted with camo paint) for the fur market and have over 300 kills on coyotes, including a dozen or more with handguns. Not that this is any kind of record but it means something to me. All were fair chase.

Now 58 yo my goal is to help my son Joe to the best of my ability to enjoy and commence successfully in his handgun hunting career. We have a rare and wonderful bond here and I am very thankful.

I will close with this: Again Gary, keep up the good work and thanks to all you fellow handgun hunters that keep this site informative as well as interesting, to say the least!

And if I may say so: God Bless all of you!






TCTex.
(Shootist)
03/22/09 09:45 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard to all and nice to have you here!!!

long shot
(stranger)
03/24/09 05:14 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

retired from major stroke 5 years ago and now can only hunt w/handguns,yes,yes, yes.i have a 22/250 striker,a 308 striker,a .44 bisely hunter and a.22 charger and love morning when i'm not room temp. shoot stright and stay dry.59 year old kid ?

pter1020k
(addict)
03/24/09 06:24 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome long shot

long shot
(stranger)
03/29/09 11:56 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

gary i want to thank you for the magazine andthis listing. since my stroke ihave spent hours rereading the first two magizines and now spend hours playing on this online magizine as you can see i'm not that good using akeyboard. again thankyou!

rupe
(veteran)
03/29/09 01:51 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Longshot!

cal01
(stranger)
04/05/09 01:02 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm Cal. I have a ranch in East Texas and I noticed a couple of years ago that I frequently saw wild pigs when I was on my tractor (and away from my rifle). So I got a Ruger Super Blackhawk Hunter and put a Burris 2X scope on it and put it in a big holster that sits right in the middle of my chest when I am driving my tractor. I have since killed many wild pigs with this rig and I thought I was making some progress.

However, just this morning I drove into my 10 acre hay meadow and discovered that since last Thursday, pigs have destroyed about 30% of the meadow. Sometimes the battle against those dang things seems like a lost cause - but I keep on trying.

In addition to wild hogs I have successfully hunted whitetail deer, coyotes, bobcats and numerous other varmints with my handgun. IT is a constant companion now when I am at my ranch, whether I am in my truck, on my tractor or walking.


TCTex.
(Shootist)
04/05/09 07:10 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Cal

Duane


Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
04/05/09 11:20 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

WELCOME CAL!!

larry223
(addict)
04/05/09 01:58 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome cal hope you enjoy the site and keep us up to date on your pig hunting.
larry


nuclearweasel
(member)
04/06/09 06:49 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My name is Chance and I am 26 years old. The 08/09 deer season was my first handgun exclusive year. I alternate hunting with a .41 mag Contender and a .41 mag scoped Ruger SB Hunter. Four deer and three hogs fell to 210grn XTPs this year. Living in Austin, I have excellent access to Hog hunting all over central Texas. I am currently trying to obtain as many .41 magnums as possible, so drop me a line if any become available.

pter1020k
(addict)
04/06/09 07:05 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

if you want help with the hogs just say so many on this sight would be glad to help \:\)
 Originally Posted By: cal01
I'm Cal. I have a ranch in East Texas and I noticed a couple of years ago that I frequently saw wild pigs when I was on my tractor (and away from my rifle). So I got a Ruger Super Blackhawk Hunter and put a Burris 2X scope on it and put it in a big holster that sits right in the middle of my chest when I am driving my tractor. I have since killed many wild pigs with this rig and I thought I was making some progress.

However, just this morning I drove into my 10 acre hay meadow and discovered that since last Thursday, pigs have destroyed about 30% of the meadow. Sometimes the battle against those dang things seems like a lost cause - but I keep on trying.

In addition to wild hogs I have successfully hunted whitetail deer, coyotes, bobcats and numerous other varmints with my handgun. IT is a constant companion now when I am at my ranch, whether I am in my truck, on my tractor or walking.


TCTex.
(Shootist)
04/06/09 07:36 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Nukweasel. Nice 41 mag collection…

Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
04/06/09 07:45 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hey nuclearweasel, welcome to HH!!

For the ultimate 41 get a 414 Super Mag barrel for that Contender.


Raptortrapper
(Shooting Master)
04/12/09 08:36 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I am new to this handgun hunting -- just got my first deer last year. My first passion is falconry, thus the name raptortrapper. I trap hawks and falcons, then train them to allow me to hunt with them. Been doing that eleven years. I hunt anything and everything with anything and everything. I'm an electician in the fort worth area, and am about to get married on May 30th!!!

Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
04/12/09 10:09 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

WELCOME raptortrapper!!

Everything was sounding really cool til you got to the married part. LOL<LOL<LOL All kidding aside CONGRATULATIONS!


larry223
(addict)
04/12/09 10:46 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome raptortrapper dont listen to tigger get out well you can
lol i should have done that 41yrs ago lol
enjoy
larry


mkf350
(stranger)
04/12/09 09:33 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Just want to say hello from Michigan.


PC S&W 460XVR 12"
Ruger SBH Bisley Hunter 44mag


TCTex.
(Shootist)
04/13/09 07:44 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard to all.

MFK350… nice collection.

Duane


jarinwv
(stranger)
04/25/09 03:45 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Long time lurker. actually joined a couple yrs ago but never posted. I'm 52, been hangunning mostly for plinking and such for several yrs. Family and neighbors and most that know me think i'm kinda nuts. "Hey why would anyone have a NEED for so many handguns". Truth is i love to shoot em all. Lots of BH's.(30 carbine, flatop 357, om357 converted, to 44spec. several smiths, throw in a few taurus wheelguns. of course everyones gotta have a 1911 or three. HK-USP in 4o s&w and my newest fad, Encores. Reload for almost all of em and cast bullets for most of the wheelguns. Also a big fan of lever action big bores. Located in north central wv, a few miles south of the mason dixon line.
jar


John G.
(stranger)
05/04/09 03:08 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I just wanted to say Hello. I am located in the San Antonio, Tx area. I enjoy hunting with my long guns and my archery equipment. I just picked up my first big bore magnum wheel gun, a Taurus M44 with the 6 1/2 inch barrel. I hope to use it on some hogs, deer, and yotes as soon as I can scrunge up enough reloading supplies to start working up a load for it. So far I have picked up everything but the primers. Seems to be one heck of a wait on the primers.

doc with a glock
(old hand)
05/11/09 11:54 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Perhaps a more formal introduction. I live in north central Montana, have for 18 years. Also lived in Maine, Michigan, Missouri, and Idaho. Started handgun hunting, at 12 y/o, with a Ruger SuperBlackhawk 44 Mag, a Lee loader, 2400, and Hornady 240s. The 1st 1/2 hour of that season produced an 186 pound 8 pt. whitetail at 60 yards. That was 40 years ago, and I haven't looked back! I was told then, "It can't be done" ( successful handgun hunting ). Proven that wrong many times over. Have and have had and built handguns from the 17s to the 50s, all types of actions.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
05/12/09 07:35 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard to all and nice to have you here… it is hard to beat a good old fashion 44 mag. LOL

JerryMI
(stranger)
05/17/09 10:23 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm Jerry. Hunt with handguns exclusively during firearms season. I own numerous handguns ranging for 17hmr Contender to 500 S&W. My favorite hunting round is the S&W 460 both my Encore and S&W revolver produce excellent accuracy with my handloads. Fortunate to have a 100 yard range on my property so I shoot as much as I can.

45Guy
(stranger)
05/23/09 01:22 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello, My name is John, Im 45 and live in Western, Mass, I just discovered this forum and decided to join up, I have never pistol hunted but am going to give it a try this year, We are quite over run with Bear here and in this state, surprisingly, you can use pistol for Bear.

I have had about a ten year hiatus from the shooting sports so it should be interesting, I learned to shoot both pistol and rifle as a young boy and carried it on through to be a fanatical collector of both especially older Colts. I have hunted, and just plain shot extensively with bow ,rifle, and shotgun throughout the years, which brought me into reloading and the construction of my own hundred yard range for testing.

I will probably use one of my Bisleys or maybe Vaqueros in 45 colt, But I have my eye on a 629, both a classic and a stealth hunter, so we'll see....surprisingly it would be my first ever 44 Mag


nh super 44
(stranger)
05/23/09 08:00 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi, I'm Terry and have had a SBH for quite a few years. I've used it here and there for scouting walks, but never my main hunting weapon. I discovered this site, and now I'm re-thinking my hunting ideas. I live in SW new hampshire, and like 45 guy, there are alot of bears in the local area. Shooting a bear with a pistol would be thrilling. This site has tons of info, I check every day.

KRal
(Shootist)
05/23/09 10:10 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to all the new comers... For some reason I alway overlook this thread. You'll injoy this site, but it'll cost you much money...LOL

TCTex.
(Shootist)
05/23/09 10:31 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard and hope you enjoy this wonderful sight!

larry223
(addict)
05/23/09 11:15 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome to all the new guys hope you enjoy and learn from the site i know i have.
larry


D.J. Bogle
(stranger)
06/11/09 10:59 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My turn. My name is Danny, and I live in Tennessee, 2-1/2 miles from the Alabama line, so I hunt and fish both states on a regular basis. Most of my deer hunting is done with a 14" Contender in .35 Rem., and I have a 10" .222 Rem. barrel that I use for varmits. I'm fortunate to have a 200 yd. range on my property, so practice is no problem, except for acquiring reloading components.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
06/11/09 04:16 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Danny! Nice collection of Contenders you have there. How long have you been hunting with shortguns?

D.J. Bogle
(stranger)
06/12/09 06:42 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Been hunting with handguns off and on since the early 80's. Started off with a 10-1/2 incn Super Blackhawk, shot a Model 29 for a while, and this is my second Contender. I'm addicted to single-shots now, as all of my long-guns are singles, as well.

LShull
(member)
06/17/09 01:54 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi Gary,

My name is Lee and I just setup my profile this morning.
I have been hunting with handguns 100% since 1981 also.
Got layed off in April so gives me a little time to
Play while i'm looking for another job in the IT industry.
My favorite hunting handguns are XP-100 in 6.5 X 284
and 30 x 284.
Nice to meet you.
Bye


sten668
(stranger)
07/12/09 08:19 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi, I am Marv, I started with a hand gun for big game in the early 80's with a Ruger 45 colt with a 4&5/8 inch barrel and cast bullets and a 14 inch 7x30 waters contender for mule deer. I got a 45-70 barrel for elk in about 89. I put down the guns for a while and hunted with the pointed stick for a number of years and I am going to hunt with the 45 exclusively this season.
I have been practicing on ground squirrels with 305 grain cast bullets, complete penetration LOL....


TCTex.
(Shootist)
07/12/09 11:27 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Gents! It looks like y’all two bring quite a bit of handgunning experience to the forum. Nice to have you here and enjoy the sight!

Okie Hunter
(addict)
07/13/09 12:31 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello everyone. I joined a few days ago, but have been on the site many times. I have taken mostly wild hogs, a few deer, and some unlucky "targets" here in Oklahoma.

kynardsj
(journeyman)
07/13/09 06:29 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi Guys,

The name is Steve and I just joined up today. I've been hunting with handguns since the mid 70's. Been reloading about that long too. I love wheelguns and single shot pistols. Looking forward to reading and learning a lot from this forum and maybe putting in my two cents from time to time.


Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
07/13/09 06:42 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to Handgun Hunt Danny, Gary, Marv, Luv 2 Hunt, and Steve!!

larry223
(addict)
07/14/09 09:32 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome to all the new guys to the site enjoy .
larry223


delt
(stranger)
07/15/09 11:18 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Ijust found this site, have been handgun hunting only.started in the 60s when the contenders came out, still using the same frame but have added a few barrels. i settled on the 357 herrett for large game. for the past 5 yr i've only hunted hogs,with a lot of luck.

KRal
(Shootist)
07/16/09 07:49 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site! You should have plenty good stories and some great advice..

rawhide kid
(member)
07/16/09 02:02 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to all the new guys and thanks for sticking around for the old timers!

TCTex.
(Shootist)
07/16/09 02:51 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the sight! Can’t weight to hear stories!

KRal… Love your Turkey!!!


the truth
(stranger)
07/27/09 10:59 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My name is Tom I'm from PA new to handgun hunting, switching over from the rifle for more of challenge.

GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
07/27/09 11:35 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Tom. There is a lot to learn and no better website to learn it. There are quite a number of very experienced handgun hunters here.

addicted
(newbie)
07/30/09 11:45 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello everyone, just thought that I would join this handgun hunting forum to learn from some subject matter experts. I have a Magnum Research BFR in 480 Ruger/ 475 Linebaugh 7.5" on the way. I normally bowhunt, but have always been interested in hunting with a revolver. I predator hunt close to 2-3 days a month if I'm lucky. I am also a guide for whitetail, turkey and predators in South Central Kansas.

Thanks, Joel


kynardsj
(journeyman)
07/31/09 01:32 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Have been hanging around with these guys for a short time now and have enjoyed every minute of it. Welcome to HHM from Alabama.

leatherman92
(stranger)
08/03/09 01:30 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm taylor, I am 17 and I'm in the 4H shooting sports.This is my first year handgun hunting.

RUG1
(enthusiast)
08/03/09 04:08 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Leatherman92, Welcome to the site. Looks like your starting off using some large power. Roger

sandrew
(stranger)
08/08/09 11:06 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello all, Steve here.
I'm a life long Alaskan, born and raised. I've been in and out of handgun hunting for about 12 years or so. I've just got myself a BFR in .475 Linebaugh that I'm going to try my luck out this year for Yukon Moose, heading out on the 31st. I've always liked the "packablity" of a handgun, and look forward to bagging meat for the freezer. Im trying out different bullets at the moment, Cast Performance and Performance Cast LBT bullets, I have two more bullets to try out. I might go with Performance Cast 400 grainers. Ill find out tomorrow or Monday. I've been a reader of this forum for about 7 years now and look forward to many more years.


pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
08/09/09 01:32 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the forum sandrew! Good luck on your moose hunt! Be sure to take some pics to share with us.

GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
08/09/09 10:26 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Steve. Why did it take 7 years to join?

sandrew
(stranger)
08/09/09 11:54 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Oh I dunno to be honest, I've been in and out of handgun hunting. I did join in 2005 btw, first post in 2009 lol.
For some reason my BFR in .475 Linebaugh/.480 Ruger doesn't seem to like any .475 Linebaugh ammo(handloads or factory). Though a scope would probably cure it. I'm finally getting used to the recoil this baby produces, and its getting fun to shoot. Anywho, I got one last bullet to test out, a Performance Cast 400 grainer. I got high hopes for it, as it has the biggest meplat i've seen for this caliber thus far. And the bullets look more uniform than the Cast Performance bullets I've tried.


Flyrodder
(stranger)
08/10/09 12:24 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello: I've been handgunning(hunting and target shooting)since the early 80's. I've migrated up through the .38/357, .41 mag and now mainly use the .44 mag with big hard cast GC bullets. I used to shoot iron sights and now have advanced to the scope on most of my hanguns(can't focus on the front sight any more as my arms arn't long enough). This is a great site.
Flyrodder


RUG1
(enthusiast)
08/10/09 03:29 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Flyrodder, it is good to have you.

Ron T
(stranger)
08/22/09 09:27 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi everyone, my name is Ron. I live in California but plan on moving to Oregon when I retire about six years from now. I work for a local government agency. My experience with firearms is rather limited. I had a .22 rifle when I was a kid but had to sell it while going to college. Just recently purchased a Smith & Wesson .22 revolver, it's great fun to shoot. I plan on eventually getting another revolver for coyote/bobcat and another for deer/wild boar.

GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
08/22/09 09:31 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

 Originally Posted By: Ron T
Hi everyone, my name is Ron. I live in California but plan on moving to Oregon when I retire about six years from now. I work for a local government agency. My experience with firearms is rather limited. I had a .22 rifle when I was a kid but had to sell it while going to college. Just recently purchased a Smith & Wesson .22 revolver, it's great fun to shoot. I plan on eventually getting another revolver for coyote/bobcat and another for deer/wild boar.


Sounds like you're starting off right. Welcome aboard.


Ron T
(stranger)
08/27/09 12:41 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Thanks Gary, I'm very happy to be here. This is a great resource for anyone interested in handgun hunting.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
08/27/09 08:58 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard and nice to have you here!!

gadrooning
(stranger)
09/02/09 11:08 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi all, I,m Pete. I am a furniture designer from Upper Michigan. I have been hunting as long as I can remember. I walk on crutches and I have always hunted deer with a rifle. I have always been afraid to go deer hunting with a pistol per chance I might miss my mark and have to track one down through the woods. As you might guess not the most pleasant thing to do on crutches, especially through Michigan swamps in November. Any hoot even though this will be my first time hunting with a pistol, I do shoot a lot of rounds through my hanguns on a regular basis. I shoot a 22, 38 snub, 357, 40, 45, and 460 Rowland. Any advise you guys can give me will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
09/03/09 01:31 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site and good luck!

azbearhuntr
(newbie)
09/09/09 09:24 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My name is Justin and I have been hunting in az for 15 years(I am 25). Recently I have hunted in ID, MT, and TX. I have been shooting handguns for a few years but only recently got into hunting with them. Shot my first deer with my new 454 in November and am already utterly addicted!

pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
09/10/09 01:21 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site Justin!

sixtygr.
(stranger)
09/16/09 08:54 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm Denny, M.O.A.350RM Have always been an instictive recurve hunter. I have been pistol and revolver hunting for many years, I'm 50 years old.

GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
09/17/09 08:00 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hey Denny,

Welcome to the site.


TCTex.
(Shootist)
09/19/09 11:23 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard!!!!!!!!!!

Voodoo
(stranger)
09/20/09 01:54 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hey everyone...yeah Im the new guy. Been huntin' since the early 80's, mostly HOGS in the Everglades down here in South Florida. Looking fowards to readin, postin', learnin' and makin' a few new friends...

Voo


GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
09/20/09 11:09 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hey Voodo, welcome aboard.

larry223
(addict)
09/20/09 06:10 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

hello to all the new guys been around not posting to much have
on the site you can learn alot from this bunch
larry223


David L
(stranger)
09/27/09 08:04 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello, my name is david. I live here in nc and Iam new to handgun hunting.this will be my first year of hunting with handgun. I found this site by accident, and thought that it would be good for me. with all the experienced handgun hunters here I could get off on the right foot with their help. There is no subsitute for experience. So any help would be appreciated. Thank you for your time.

Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
09/27/09 08:27 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome David! There is a welth of knowledge here.

punkinslinger
(enthusiast)
09/27/09 02:16 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello to all; Kent here, have been a member of this site in the past, just checking back in.(Can't even remember what my old handle was, and forgot all of the log in stuff) Have hunted with old stuff 25-20/25-35/ 45-70 and the like. I've been doing the handgun thing on and off for 20 yrs and most recently took my Once-In-A-Lifetime North Dakota resident Elk with a 14" contender in 375JDJ it was quite literally a blast!!

KRal
(Shootist)
09/27/09 02:20 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Congrats and welcome back to the site!

TCTex.
(Shootist)
09/27/09 02:46 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard to all and nice to have you here!!!

huntstomuch
(stranger)
09/30/09 11:32 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My name is Kevin & I live in Pasadena, TX. I love to hunt & fish shoot. I have a lease in the Big Thicket in East Texas (Moss Hill) I go to mostly for wild hog hunting. I have grown to like hog hunting with my T/C Encore 375JDJ & 460 S&W more than deer hunting on my lease in South Texas (Freer). I can leave my house right after work & be at my Moss Hill lease in 1 1/2 hours & hunt for about 2 hours before dark sets in & be back home to watch the 10:00PM news but it is a 5 hour drive to my lease in South Texas. I grew up in Albany, Louisiana which is about half way between Baton Rouge & New Orleans, so being outdoors hunting & fishing was our way of life when I was younger. I am 43 years old & am married to a great woman tha lets me go hunting & fishing whenever I want to & also have a 20 year old son & a 19 year old daughter. I have passed on the outdoor lifestyle too both of them. My favorite gun is my T/C Encore & I have many calibers barrels for it. In 15" long pistol barrels I have a 375JDJ, 460 S&W, 22-250 & .223. In 26" heavy rifle barrels I have a 375JDJ, .223, 7mm Mag & .300 Win Mag. I've got a Kenner bay boat I use to fish the Galveston Bay complex but I haven't been able to use it for the past 3 years because of a battle with diverticulitis. I just had about 10" of my colon removed 2 weeks ago & I sure hope this does the trick because I am sick & tired of lying around the house on the couch in pain all of the time. Any one ever wants to know anything about how to combat diverticulitis just send me a PM as I have become somewhat of an expert on it in the past 3 years. Hope everyone has a great day. Kevin (Huntstomuch)

hunter Jim
(newbie)
10/05/09 06:00 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My name is Jim. My first handgun a s/w357 w/4in.bl. Carried it for awhile with my shotgun. Then while tracking a deer in 1977 my brother-in-law hit I saw a buck coming up the trail. Stopped and waited for a shot and never looked back. Then picked up a s/w44 and took deer with that, now also have a t/c in 35rem but waiting for a connection with it. So in all 30+yrs hunting w/handguns.

Old Mud Puppy
(stranger)
10/21/09 05:52 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi, my name is Glenn. I have been getting a bit bored with traditional rifle hunting and made the choice to hunt with handguns only in 2010. Gary, I really appreciate you doing this forum, as it is a wealth of knowledge for a newbie like me. I have been hooked on my TC Encore Prohunter rifle and am considering an Encore for my hunting handgun. The big question is caliber. I am considering .30-30, 7mm-08, and 309JDJ. Any pointers or suggestions? I do reload, so that is a non issue for me...just another excuse for dies and such. Suggestions and comments on equipment would be appreciated.

Again, thanks for such a great forum!

Glenn (Old Mud Puppy)


KRal
(Shootist)
10/21/09 08:18 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to HH. All the calibers you mentioned are great choices. I would suggest one of the calibers you already have in the rifle barrels (unless belted mag). This way you already have everything you need. It really won't matter because you have now been hooked and there will be many more calibers in the future...LOL

pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
10/22/09 12:41 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Old Mud Puppy! I'll second what Kral said about going with a round you already shoot/load. Unless you have your heart set on a 309JDJ, in an Encore I would go with a .308 Win instead. The ballistics are similar and the Encore will easily handle .308 Win pressures. The 309JDJ round was created to get more performance out of Contenders. 308 Win ammo is readily available and there is no need to form brass. Just my 2 cents worth. Let us know what you get and how you like it!

oregonboy
(newbie)
10/25/09 02:54 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello
My name is wade and I hail from the great state of oregon. I have been hunting most of my life and am just getting into handgun hunting. I just bought a taurus in .454 casull and plan on nailing a blacktail with it.


TCTex.
(Shootist)
10/25/09 09:28 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Aboard Wade! Nice to have you here!!!

pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
10/26/09 12:33 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

 Originally Posted By: TCMan
Welcome Aboard Wade! Nice to have you here!!!


X2! Welcome to the site!


benny
(stranger)
10/26/09 08:45 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

hello all. my name is ben. i live in south western pa and work in the construction industry as well as a couple part time small business with my family. started hunting at 12 but got away from it for many years. got back into the woods a few years back and then decide to try handgun hunting. got a smith 657 and took a whitetail doe first time out with it. carried it one more year, but didn't get another shot. ultimately, didn't like the way the gun felt so i sold it and got a fa 97 in 41 just last year. can't wait to get out in november for bear, the first serious hunt we will be doing for those, and deer a week or so later. hope to add a single shot handgun, maybe the new fa, but the moa extreme looks pretty nice and looks not so pricey. maybe a 30-30 or one of the 6.5 cartridges. hope to learn a lot here...

TCTex.
(Shootist)
10/26/09 12:13 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Ben! An FA 41... nice piece!

huntinhick
(stranger)
10/28/09 10:37 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

hello, My name is Carl. I live in washington state and currently have a S&W 625 mountian gun in 45LC that I love and a contender with a 10" 44mag. I hope to add a few barrel soon and start hunting with them soon. love the site love, love the fact that there seams to be less bickering here as too who know more. look forward to ready many posts.

carl


pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
10/28/09 10:53 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site Carl! This is the best forum around!

AHunter2377
(stranger)
10/30/09 11:43 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello all, my name is Al. I live just outside of Pittsburgh, PA. I never got into hunting until 1997 at age 22, and didn't get bit by the handgun hunting bug until 2002. Since then I have taken WT deer, black bear, coyotes, and wild boar with success. Also, there is the mixed back of small game as well. When not hunting, I enjoy short/long range target practice from field shooting situations/positions. To date, my longest shot has been 147 yards. I look forward to reading and sharing some posts.

The Tools:

S&W 29 44 mag 6 inch
S&W 629 Backpacker 2 inch
S&W 657 41 mag 7..5 inch
Ruger Alaskan 454
Ruger SBH 44 mag 10.5 inch
FA Premier 454 10.5 inch
MR BFR 475 Linebaugh 7.5 inch
MR Lone Eagle 358 Winchester
Ruger GP100 357 mag 4 inch
Ruger 22/45


Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
10/30/09 02:32 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard AHunter2377! That's a nice range of tools.

DwarvenChef
(enthusiast)
11/05/09 05:53 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Back on after long absence :p

pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
11/07/09 02:07 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Good to see you back DwarvenChef! Its been quite a while!

dc74
(old hand)
11/10/09 06:57 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My name is Dave Cline,I have been hunting with a handgun for 12 years now. Shot some nice deer and some turkey, ground pigs and boar.I enjoy this website.

GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
11/10/09 09:58 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hey Dave - welcome.

dc74
(old hand)
11/11/09 07:59 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

thank u Gary and all for having me.

Rando375
(newbie)
11/17/09 06:52 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2


A "Hello" to all.

Randy here, from South-Eastern PA. I'm new to handgun hunting and have only been hunting for 2 years now (late starter).

I am the proud owner of a Contender (well, ok, a couple of Contenders) and a Remington XP-100r that I absolutely had to have. Being a huge fan and owner of numerous Remington 700's, the XP was a "have too have" when the right opportunity presented itself.

I have to say that this is one of the best sites that I have visited so joining was a no-brainer. I've read some excellent posts and the amount of information here is almost overwhelming.

Thanks
Randy


dc74
(old hand)
11/17/09 07:04 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

hi randy welcome

TCTex.
(Shootist)
11/17/09 08:00 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard to all! Nice to have you here!!!

Duane


bfr4570
(addict)
11/18/09 10:34 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi group new to sight so glad I found it. I live in Western KY. Hunted all my life started with hand guns 8 years ago.Mostly hunt with Lone eagle in 30-06 scoped with Leupy. Just bought a BFR 45-70 scoped leupy hunting with it this year. 2 for 2 on does no bucks yet. Dont have to chase them anymore shoot they fall heart attack I think. Have many more hand guns dont want to count.

goalie
(stranger)
11/18/09 05:15 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello,

I am from Minnesota. I am looking at starting to use my Ruger SBH to hunt, as I have done the archery, shotgun, rifle, and muzzle-loader deer hunting with success here in MN.

I look forward to picking the brains of some of you experienced handgun deer hunters.


dc74
(old hand)
11/18/09 05:20 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

hi goalie this is the site the guys great

torker
(stranger)
11/20/09 12:45 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi Ya'll, John from Elpaso, The (great) state of Texas. Just getting into handgun hunting this year. Was a long gun hunter and it sorta lost it's appeal. Looking forward to enjoying the challenge of handgun hunting. I have many hours on the bench and reload my ammo. Just a quick Hello to everyone.

dc74
(old hand)
11/20/09 03:00 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome john hope u well enjoy the challenge and good luck

TCTex.
(Shootist)
11/22/09 09:04 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard John!!

sixshot
(old hand)
11/23/09 11:50 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Greetings everyone, Dick Thompson here, I'm almost 65 & my wife & I reside in SE Idaho, a hunters paradise!
Texas is my second home, spent 4 yrs there in the AF in the 60's, our oldest 2 kids are Texans, that makes me part Texan!
Started hunting very early with rifles, kind of got tired of them & went to Ruger #1 single shots, had several, they also started to take the excitement out of the hunt so I started using single shot handguns, at one time had 41 barrels, mostly by Bullberry, Fred Smith, the owner & I hunted Africa in 2001 with handguns, I also used a FA 475, the single shots eventually lost their shine & I took another step backwards & went with nothing but revolvers. The 2-5 hundred yd shots with the single shots just took the fun out of it, at least for me.
I feel that no one really ever masters the revolver, its a challenge everytime I walk out the door, I shoot 4-5 times a week, year round. I've been fortunate to hunt Idaho, Wyoming, Arizona, Utah, Texas, Montana, Alaska & Africa using handguns, it never looses its excitement with a revolver, I've never once regretted choosing & staying with a sixgun for the last several years, I've went home empty handed more than once but the excitement is always there. I truly would rather shoot a doe or a cow elk that a big buck or bull with anything else, just me.

Dick


odis
(stranger)
11/24/09 07:31 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi my name is Lee. I live in northern Minnesota. I just signed on today after I found this site searching for sites dealing with BFR after market grips. I also own a Blackhawk in .45 a Redhawk in .44 a TC with 2 barrels 2 Ruger MKI's then theres my wifes Trooper and for varmints she carries a SP 101 DAO with the laser grips. I enjoy (besides shooting and hunting) motorcycling camping fishing leather work and playing with my granddaughter. I've just recently gotten back into hunting shooting after an 18 year hiatus from the sports. So far I have enjoyed what I have seen on this site and hope to be able to contribute soon. Lee

dc74
(old hand)
11/24/09 07:49 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

WELCOME HOGUE MAKES bfr GRIPS .

TCTex.
(Shootist)
11/24/09 08:41 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard to all!!!!!

Contributing is easy... post eye candy on the bragging board! LOL


Carl07230
(stranger)
11/25/09 10:05 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi, just joined today. From Hemphill Tx. Been handgun hunting off and on for the last three years since I retired from the Air Force. I shoot a Ruger Super Blackhawk and love it. Have taken several hogs with it. Posted a post asking about scopes. Eyesight going bad. But I sure do like the advantage of carrying it instead of the rifle. Being disabled I can carry the handgun a lot further the the old heavy 30-06. So HOWDY YA'LL.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
11/26/09 05:04 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard and from one Texan to anther, Howdy right back at ya Carl!

Hoo Yaa Air Force!

Duane


Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
11/26/09 09:00 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

HOWDY CARL!!!!

pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
11/26/09 12:48 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site Carl!

redwolf300
(stranger)
12/15/09 10:32 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

HI im new here and trying to get into handgun hunting. im from flint,mi. had a 357 20 years ago and like to get encore or contender like my pro hunter rifle 270win and 50ml. so far lot of good info on this site thanks.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
12/15/09 07:03 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Red Wolf! Nice to have you here!

Badubet
(addict)
12/19/09 11:10 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm Chris and fairly new to Handgun hunting. Tried it a little when I was younger( 18 years ago) when I bought a SW 629 DX Classic. Didn't have the patience for it then. I do now. I had FA build me a model 83 in .475L and topped it with a 4x Leupold. I can group 2.5" at 100 yards with a bipod. Looking for my first Whitetail with a handgun and a hog too here in Charleston, SC

whywait
(journeyman)
12/20/09 08:13 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi, My name is Vic. I have been a part time handgun hunter since the mid 80's reading Bob Milek and Hal Swigget. I hunted mostly with wheel guns in .44, .45, .454, but I also bought a xp in 7br back in 85 that I used for target and varmits. I got a T/C encore in 7mm-08 a few years back but I never really left my rifle at home. I usually carried both. After finding this sight I have hunted only with the T/C or the XP. This stuff is addictive. After reading some of Earnie's posts I decided to get Kirby to build me a gun, so I went to the local gun shop to find a used XP. I didn't want to change the one I already have. They didn't have a used one, BUT they had a .221 Fireball NIB!!!.I bought it and then decided to leave it unchanged also. I now have another xp in 221 from gun broker on the way and it is going to Kirby to convert to a 6.5 WSM right after Christmas.

tony c
(stranger)
01/01/10 12:07 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello, my name is Tony and I am a hard rock miner. I have been into hand guns for about 20 years and single shots for about 6.
I have had the opportunity to live in alot of different places in this great country of ours from Arizona to Alaska and from Nevada to North Carolina because of my profession.
I am currenly living in Billings Mt. I have recenly put together some medium range Encores for the prairy dogs up here. What a blast!!



jack
(stranger)
01/01/10 07:13 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Happy New Year! My name is Jack and I am in Louisiana. I am just getting back into the handgun hunting scene since I had to sell all my hunting handguns while going thru the Big "D" in 1990. I just purchased a TC Contender 14" in 44 Mag and I have an SS Encore 15" in SW 460 that's in the mail on it's way here. I have a H&R 45-70 Gov't SS Ultra Hunter with laminate thumbhole stock that I love so a TC/Encore 1n 45-70 Gov't is probably in the works too.

Jack


K-9 SAR
(stranger)
01/02/10 03:08 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My name is Bob (K-9 SAR). I'm a retired police sergeant,with 35 years of service. I served in the K-9 Unit as a Police Officer for 5 yrs. I was promoted to Sgt. in 74'. Went back to K-9 as the C.O. in 83' I retired in 2001 at the age of 58. Have been shooting handguns since I was ten, with my Dad, who was also a police Officer. I purchased a Ruger SRH 44 Mag. 7 1/2" and just ordered a Leupold FII 2x scope for it. Have been a hunter all my life,with bow, shotgun,& rifle. Thought I'd try handgun hunting. Did not see a deer I'd want to shoot this year, so I'm going to practice with the scope and get ready for next season. I'm getting some great info. from this site. I also surfcast, and travel with my wife, who has been real good about my hunting and fishing expeditions. Much thanks to those who started this site.

240
(enthusiast)
01/08/10 10:09 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello everyone. My name is Dan. My stompin' grounds are S.E. Michigan. I've been a wheelgun junkie since the age of 14 when pops let me shoot his Super Blackhawk with some watered down handloads. I was hooked!!! I shot alot of Speer plastic bullets in the garage until my 18th birthday when I bought my first SBH Hunter with a Tasco Pro Point scope. I was like Ralphy from "A CHRISTAS STORY" with my Red Rider BB gun! * Here we go... Im ramblin' again!!! Long story short: went 5 years no handguns due to Arthritis in right hand. The new Emberal shots worked, started shooting my Woodsman more. Yesterday, bought a SRH in .44 with gel grip. Feels real nice! Can't wait to break her in!

Cobra45
(stranger)
01/13/10 02:26 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello everyone, I'm new to the handgun hunting. I have always been a rifle hunter but this seems like a great sport so I'm excited to get into it.

Chris Abbott
(enthusiast)
01/13/10 09:53 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi guys. I live in the beautiful state of Colorado where I have hunted archery only until about two years ago. I am at the point where I like nowing when I shoot something it dies and feeds the family. I jumped into hand gun hunting a little over my head by purchasing a contender with a 375 jdj barrel. The cool thing is I get to reload which I am getting hooked on. I go out to shoot just so I can reload one evening. I cant wait to hunt with the pistol and think now after shooting it I am going to be hooked for quite some time.

1stMag
(stranger)
01/23/10 09:16 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello. My name is Scot and I just recieved a Smith & Wesson revolver from my father. I'm a Maintenance Tech. for a company up here in Michigan. I am a hugh fan of anything that brings me outdoors.

pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
01/23/10 12:56 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site Scot!

TheDave
(newbie)
01/24/10 08:12 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy. The names Dave, I live in Utah and I've been fatally bitten buy the hand gun bug. After taking my fist bull elk last year with a 500 smith I cant see picking back up a rifle. It was so nice having both hands free during the hunt. No rifle slings falling off the shoulder was nice also. Even the look on the game wardens face as he asked "you shot it with that" It made my day. I love being so close you can smell your pray. This is hunting and im glad to have found a group who feel the same. Great mag! thanks Gary for your work and time.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
01/25/10 06:57 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard to all!!! Sorry I haven't been around to say Howdy more frequently...

wizzard
(enthusiast)
01/28/10 03:21 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My name is Scott. I live in Louisiana. I am trying it for the first time this year to try and get back some of the challege and excitement I miss bow hunting. It's something I've always wanted to do anyway. I have a Ruger SBH .44 mag. which by the way brings me to a question; with my rifle, I shoot a 139g bullet. Why do so many people recommend a 240g bullet for handgun hunting? Does the velocity make that much difference?

TCTex.
(Shootist)
01/28/10 08:04 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Wizzard and nice to have you here! Your 44 mag doesn't have the velocity of a 7mm 139 bullet and the 240gr bullet at 1100 fps is just a great combination for deer. (It has to do with KO numbers instead of foot pounds)

Were in Louisiana are you located?


rolly
(stranger)
01/30/10 05:18 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi, I am new to this site but have been hunting with bow and arrow, black powder, rifle, and lately pistol since 1974. I was paralyzed from the waist down in an automobile crash in 1988. Most of my hunting is from blinds. I am a woodworker and make everything from longbows and recurve bows to dinning room tables that sit 12 people. I have not been on any exotic trips or killed any huge beast but my passion in hunting, guns, and woodwork.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
01/30/10 08:49 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Rolly! Longbows and recurves??? Ya, you will do just fine with this crowed.

pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
01/31/10 01:09 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site Rolly! There are quite a few of us here that are into traditional archery and black powder too.

zac0419
(member)
01/31/10 08:41 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello all, I am Zac from Colorado. New to handgun hunting, only been addicted to hunting in general for about 5 years. Split my hunting seasons between Arkansas and Colorado. Currently working in aviation oversees after all the local jobs dried up. Making a little extra money out here, so I have been retooling and waiting for my return to the western world. Already bought a complete reloading setup that's waiting for me at home, casting my own lead is next on the list. Hope to take an elk with a handgun when I get back.

45LC Redhawk 5.5
45LC Super Blackhawk Hunter


Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
01/31/10 02:14 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

WELCOME ZAC & ROLLY!!!

wizzard
(enthusiast)
02/01/10 09:19 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

TCman, I live about halfway between N.O. and Baton Rouge near Gramercy and I work in Harahan. What part you from?

wizzard
(enthusiast)
02/04/10 07:35 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

 Originally Posted By: rolly
I am a woodworker and make everything from longbows and recurve bows to dinning room tables that sit 12 people. I have not been on any exotic trips or killed any huge beast but my passion in hunting, guns, and woodwork.

Rolly, you ever made any grips or stocks for your guns?


Ellis Prairie
(journeyman)
02/04/10 02:10 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello Im Jeff from Texas County Missouri.I dairy for a living. I bought my first Contender in 89 (7-30 Waters) killed my first handgun deer that Fall. WAS HOOKED. Hunted handgun only for several years in the 90s. Huntig highlight was Alaskan caribou hunt in 96 (375 JDJ). Calibers Ive got now are 22,22-250 ,257JDJ
7MM Super Bower,300Whisper,339VVC &375JDJ.


TCTex.
(Shootist)
02/04/10 06:54 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

 Originally Posted By: wizzard
TCman, I live about halfway between N.O. and Baton Rouge near Gramercy and I work in Harahan. What part you from?

I am stationed in New Orleans! LOL I'll send you a PM


TCTex.
(Shootist)
02/04/10 06:56 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Ellis Prairie, Nice to have you here and welcome aboard. It seams that you have been hunting with TC for quite some time. LOL I hope you enjoy this forum as much as I have!

guitarpicva
(addict)
02/05/10 11:59 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi,

New guy, Mitch, here from South-central Virginia. Just rekindling a past interest in handgun hunting. I use a 209x50 black powder rifle exclusively at the moment, so my main reason for being here is to learn from you all and not waste time in experimenting (yet!). I think I have already narrowed my first hunting handgun down to a medium length .44 or .454 revolver.

Enjoying the good natured group!

Thanks,

Mitch


SKR
(member)
02/07/10 02:25 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hey, Gang!
So new this is my first post and thought it best to ramble here so I dont clutter the info threads. *grin*

My name is Steve, I live and always have in N. IN. for more than (yikes) a half century now.

If it was legal here, I shot some sometime or another. My first love is traditional bowhunting but.....handguns came back into my hunting NEEDS this year......and I'll be danged if I didnt HAVE ONE.

So...HA. You guys gotta new member.

Ive taken whitetail with an Xp 35 Rem, Contender 44 mag, 35 Rem, a 29 Smith (first one was the first HOUR we could legally hunt with handguns in IN, 178lb 8 point)and a short session with a Colt Python 357.

So, I AM a newbie but not completely..let's call it my second go round.

If I recall now, I think Ive shot only 2 bucks,( the other was the biggest Ive ever shot with anything), and 5 does. Not a lot out of my 63 deer here but that is GOING TO CHANGE.

I'll be posting what I have in mind in the forums and why so if there is an interest... come say HI!


TCTex.
(Shootist)
02/07/10 03:58 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard SKR! It looks like you addiction has caught up with you. LOL

Mitch1352
(stranger)
02/12/10 10:41 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My name is Steve and I am a police sergeant in Georgia. I started handgun hunting about 6 years ago or so. I shot my 1st buck with a G2 T/C in .375JDJ from SSK. Since then, I have a 6.5JDJ barrel from SSK and a factory .44Mag tube. Unless it is with my Shiloh Sharps, I won't rifle hunt again.

Florida Hunter
(stranger)
02/14/10 11:35 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm Roger, I have hunted all my life but mostly with long guns. I have used handguns mostly for target/defense carry but have taken an interest in handgun hunting. I'm thinking of buying a Ruger Super Redhawk 480. I hope to learn here!

marsarg
(newbie)
02/21/10 01:35 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi! I'm Mark and live in east centarl Mn. I am new to handgun hunting, but have always had interest in it. I've been hangin' around here for a while, and decided it was time it interduce myself.

s4s4u
(Shootist)
02/21/10 05:10 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome, Mark. I'm near Bemidji, where you near?

marsarg
(newbie)
02/21/10 05:31 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I am about an hour north of the twin cities. Little town called Braham. So something like 3-4 hours from Bemidji.

John Hancock
(stranger)
02/22/10 12:32 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello, my name is John (Misfire). I have hunted for most of my life. Use to own a TC Contender 357Max but sold it (wish I had it back) and am getting back into hunting with handgun. I presently shoot a TC Encore 25-06 Rifle and am going to get a 15 in 25-06 Barrel (Fixed Income doesn't buy alot). Look forward to sharing stuff on this sight.. Bare with me....I am a Senile Citizen...

TCTex.
(Shootist)
02/22/10 02:47 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard to all!! Hope y'all enjoy the sight as much as I have.

da bear
(stranger)
02/24/10 01:59 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello, My name is Barry my friends call me bear. I just moved
up to northern Minn (Big Falls). I've been a long gun hunter
for many years. I've been interested in hand gunning, and while
researching budget, style, etc. I came upon this site. Wow, so
much to learn, so much to read. Lots of great info here. I'm
pretty much settled on .44 mag, and either S&W, or Ruger for my
first jump. I moved here to the woods (whitetails in my yard)
from the big city (minneapolis) and need some protection walking
and playing in the woods. (bear, lions, etc). That's the project i'm
not sure which gun to get. First day reading here, and now I have some
good advice.
Thanks to all the input. And thanks for having me here.


TCTex.
(Shootist)
02/24/10 09:28 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Bear!! A 44 in either Ruger or S&W would be a great 1st handgun!

Duane


TheGame
(stranger)
02/28/10 05:34 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy, My name is Jeff. I live in N E Texas. I have been hunting and fishing for around 40 years. I bought my first hangun (a Ruger single six)as a teen. Had to get my mom to purchase it for me because of being under age.In the early 80s I bought my first big gun. A Super Blackhawk in 44 mag. I realized the potential of this pistol one day shooting at head sized limestone rocks at 100 yds. So I started carring it on deer hunts. In 96 I saw an XP100R ad in a magazine and felt I needed one badly, LOL. I got one in 260 Rem because I felt it would be a good all around chambering.My freinds all laughed until they saw what it could do.IMPO it is every bit as lethal as a rifle if you have a prop to shoot from. Until a few years ago I did not know so many people are interrested in hangun hunting. It seems to have been around for many years and I didnt realize it. Elmer Keith for example.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
02/28/10 07:25 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard and Howdy Jeff! If you stick around here long enough we will help you find more "toys" you didn't even know existed. LOL

TCTex.
(Shootist)
02/28/10 07:27 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Well, Looks like you have been here longer than I have... scene 05... I should say welcome back and nice to meet you.

Bob Roach
(old hand)
03/02/10 05:29 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Bob here in South Central Missouri. I shoot everything. Muzzle Loaders, Long Range Tactical Rifles, 2-Gun Combat, Defensive Handgun, Trap, Rimfire Bench Rest, Traditional Archery, and I Handgun Hunt for Deer. So far I have been hunting with a Contender. Current barrels are 6mm Bullberry Imp, 6.5 X 30 JDJ, and 35 Bullberry.

About forgot Retired DOD Civilian (35 Years). Police Chief for a while, now completely retired.

I have been looking in the direction of a Super Redhawk in 480 Ruger. That should be a dandy deer gun.

Glad to be on board.

Bob R.


dc74
(old hand)
03/02/10 06:34 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome Bob enjoy lots infoe here...

johnnyG
(journeyman)
03/05/10 11:07 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi, John here from the southerntier of NY(Binghamton area). I'm a Correction Officer going on 5yrs now, until a few days ago my only experience with handguns has been with my duty weapon which is a Glock in .45GAP, and my personal carry gun which is a Glock 22 .40S&W. I came across this site and became interested in handgun hunting, long story short i bought a used Ruger SRH IN 454 CASULL 9.5in barrel. Havent had a chance to shoot it yet but cant wait to try it out.

John


Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
03/06/10 11:26 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

WELCOME JOHN!! I'm just west of you by 100 miles. Handgun hunting is a hoot!! I need to get a SRH 454 in 9.5 for my collection. I have the 480 and 44. Love them.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
03/06/10 05:11 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy John and welcome to the sight!!

KWV
(stranger)
03/08/10 05:49 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Karl here in central Texas - have been handgun hunting since mid 1970's and still love the thrill of stalking whitetail with my 357. Just discovered this site today and look forward to reading about the experiences of others with the same interests. I still use my 357 magnum and also use a 1911 customized for the 45 Super.

I look forward to participating on here.


down with 460
(journeyman)
03/10/10 12:46 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm Eric. I am new to hangun hunting , not to handguns. I live in Illinois, but grew up mostly in Ohio, and for a while in Montana, man do I miss Montana, but that is another story. My current handgun for hunting is a T/C Encore chambered in 460, with a 18" MGM barrel. I love to hunt, and always looking for others to hunt and share stories with. I used to guide Caribou hunts in Canada, and was a Taxidermist for 8 years. So I know a little. Thanks to everyone whom has replied to my questions.
Shoot straight and enjoy life.


Bownhunter
(stranger)
05/07/10 08:50 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi there my name is Willie. I am from Cape Town South Africa. New to handgun hunting. Always wanted to do it. Figure there is some cowboy in me. Must be all the Louis L'Amour novels I read.Started hunting when I was 9 with a 303. Moved to bowhunting a couple years back. But there is always that buck that stand at 80yards with no cover towards him. Took 2.5 years to get a licence for the 44SBH. Africa! Been at the range...June I take it on its first hunt. Bluewildebeest!

guitarpicva
(addict)
05/07/10 09:09 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome! and good luck with the 'beest! Don't forget the pictures! This forum feeds on good pictures.

ADKeagle
(stranger)
05/08/10 09:13 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello everyone, I've been registered for a while but this is my first post. I'm from the Albany, NY area and have been hunting for quite a few years now. I always rifle hunted farmlands and surrounding areas. A few years back I decided I needed to start BIG WOODS hunting! Along with that, I decided it was time to get my first handgun, a Ruger SBH .44 magnum. Took it out last year as a companion to my rifle, but missed a deer. I don't even know if I'll be bringing a rifle with me this year! I am excited about the idea and am practicing as much as $$ will allow. I enjoy reading the forum so thanks for having me!

Luv2Hunt
(stranger)
05/09/10 11:20 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi everybody, I too have been registered for awhile without saying hello so thought it was about time. I enjoy reading and learning all I can about the different guns everyone uses. I have had a 357 Colt Python 3 1/2" pistol for many years, although it has only kilt pop cans. I have taken a small black bear with my 480 Ruger and a deer with my T/C Contender in 7MM/TCU. I now have a T/C Contender 375JDJ to try and take an elk with. I live in Southwest Montana so there is plenty of hunting. Maybe this year for the elusive Elk.

archer9926
(stranger)
05/19/10 05:17 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hey all.. Dan here..Just signed up and saying hello.Yep handle is archer9926 and I am a traditional longbow hunter and shooter.Other than that ; I just picked up a t/c encore in .223 with a Burris 2x scope and LOVE it!!.Also own a Rem. Model 7 in same caliber,a Marlin 1894 lever gun in .44 mag,Ruger Super Blackhawk in .44 mag, My carry gun i s a Bersa .380 semi auto,T/C Hawken in .50 B.P.muzzleloader Oh yes....so many toys..so little time.
Just got the bug to use those .223 on coyotes (If I can find em')
and groundhogs.. Oh yes I reload my own brass..Guess enuf of me for now...

guitarpicva
(addict)
05/19/10 07:24 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Dan!

BobT
(stranger)
05/22/10 01:59 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello All,
My name is Bob Thompson. I don't hunt exclusively with handguns but they have been part of my hunting arsenal since the mid '70s. If memory serves I killed my first handgun whitetail in 1976 with an open sighted 10" octagon barreled Contender chambered in .30-30.

I live in a small town in the Ozarks of Missouri and since retiring from the U.S. Navy in 1996 I have worked full time as a Machinist. I recognize some of you from the other forums I visit and look foward to getting to know the rest of you!
Bob


GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
05/22/10 02:04 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site Bob. Those 10" octagon guns were beasts to shoot in the bigger calibers.

BobT
(stranger)
05/22/10 03:33 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Thanks Gary,

They were pretty snappy in the recoil department, I think the worst one was the .44 Hot Shot barrel with 240 grain .44 mag. stuff.

Bob


RobM700
(stranger)
05/23/10 04:44 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Greetings!
I joined as of five minutes ago....looks like a great group to join. I have taken two mule deer with a handgun and hope to do more. Much to learn and am having fun doing it.

I am a huge single action revolver fan.

Later,

Rob


wapitirod
(Shootist)
05/28/10 03:51 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

howdy to all the new guys, I'm Rod and go by wapitirod and I'm a ruger single action nut as you'll find out from reading the threads and just wanted to say welcom aboard guys and enjoy!

BBwheelgunner
(veteran)
05/28/10 12:08 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi everyone, My name is Jeff, im 23 years old and live in south eastern Minnesota. I went to college in NE MN in the town of Ely for National Park Law Enforcement. I love everything about the outdoors, hunting, fishing, you name it. I have been registered with the site for some time now without saying much because you guys have said it all!. I really enjoy the site and all the knowledge, pictures, and fun opinions shared on the site.

I hunt with a recurve bow, firearms, and muzzleloader. I used to work at Cabela's in Owatonna, MN and thats when I got into the handgun scene about 5 years ago. I am a big single action fan and currently own a 45 colt Ruger Super Blackhawk Hunter with Bisley grip. It has a Burris 2-7 scope, a belt mountain #5 basepin, free spin pawl, oversize cylinder latch, and has had a trigger job. IT CAN SHOOT! I usually hunt whitetails with it, but have only killed one small MN black bear. I have been lusting for a FA 83 in 454 for a few years now, and hope to possibly order one this year.

I enjoy the site, so keep it up! I will try to post a few here and there.


stanimals2
(stranger)
06/01/10 05:00 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello my name is Stan and I am new to hangun hunting but not shooting. I work for The Ohio state University as a facilities manager. I live in central Ohio where only straight wall pistol cartriges are legal for big game ( deer ) I love all types of hunting all outdoors my family my motorcycle and my Rugers. I just bought a ruger super redhawk 480 and cant wait to draw blood with it.

Thanks, Stan


guitarpicva
(addict)
06/01/10 08:03 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Stan! You have come to the right place for support and also for enabling of your gun-buying and gun-shooting habits!

TCTex.
(Shootist)
06/01/10 09:18 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy and Welcome Aboard!!!!!

Single Six
(journeyman)
06/06/10 10:31 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy - I'm David. I like things that go vroom and things that go bang. New to things that go bang. Looking to get a 357 BH for an all-uses big brother to the Single Six that got me started. Protection, deer, hogs, plinkin' with .38

pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
06/07/10 01:54 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site David!

Al in OK
(enthusiast)
06/07/10 04:00 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy Fellas, My name is Al, and I have really wanted to start handgun hunting for a while now. Been researching what to buy to do just that, and stumbled on this sight. So far it has been a big help and you guys have helped me to make a rational choice on a good caliber. A poor mans' got poor ways, so the .308 encore it is. I live in south east Oklahoma, in the brush country, with plenty of good deer around to hunt. I'll be around to get a tip or two, once I get the bugger caught, bought, and shot. Lately, I haven't had a couple days off to get it done, and we foster kids also, so time has not been an easy thing to get a hold of. I'll try and keep in the discussions if I have any related experiences and I'll keep you posted on my progress as a hand gun hunting beginner.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
06/07/10 09:05 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard gents.

SW 44
(stranger)
06/08/10 12:25 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello my name is Kenny. I'm retired military, 30 years active duty, right back working for U.S Army in Afghanistan. I'm originally from Virginia where I currently own the family farm. I live in Fayetteville NC right outside FT Bragg, spent most of my career in 82nd Airborne. I've hunted 48 years, bow,pistol,long gun, black powder, anything to get me in the woods. I can be as happy squirrel hunting with my S&W 17 as I can in a treestand with my S&W 29. Here in Afghanistan, I probably spend as much time looking at pictures of my beagles and guns as I do my wife.

Kenny
S&W 29 44 Mag Bushnell scope
S&W 17 22 Cal Bushnell scope
S&W 5906 9MM


tradmark
(Gun Slinger)
06/08/10 03:52 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

my name is mark, from lubbock texas, and i primarily hunt with pistols and primarily use the great 454 casull, also 44 mag, 475L, 460 and 500 smiths. i've taken elk, buff and hogs mostly but a few deer thrown in for good measure. also like bowhunting.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
06/08/10 07:15 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Aboard Gents and nice to have you here.

Tradmark - nice pieces... Post some pictures on the bragging board.

SW 44- Hoo Yaa and thank you for your service!!


pab1
(Distinguished Expert)
06/09/10 12:28 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site SW 44 and Tradmark!

RugerM77.270
(stranger)
06/16/10 10:12 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

New guy here. I am new to pistol hunting so I am here to listen and learn. I have been lurking for a while now and joined because I read all the unlocked member hunts and wanted more so here I am. I got my first hunting handgun a couple monthes ago a SBH 44 mag. and I am looking forward to busting a deer and maybe even some hogs this fall.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
06/16/10 07:39 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the forum and N-I-C-E piece!!

JumpinJack
(newbie)
06/19/10 03:44 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

New to the forum and have an interest in getting into big game hunting with a handgun and also the occasional coyote. Probably won't post much yet as I haven't picked up or even figured out what I want yet. Really like the T/C Contenders that my dad had when I was growing up and am seriously considering one for the versatility although a revolver is not out of the question. Have a friend that hunts exclusively with handguns except wing shooting and have learned a lot from him and think I can learn a lot from here as well. Thank you

TCTex.
(Shootist)
06/19/10 10:03 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy and Welcome Aboard Jack!

If you spend much time on here you will end up buying all sorts of toys... LOL


cfish2
(Pooh-Bah)
06/30/10 10:56 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Another new guy here. Have been handgun hunting for many years and Greg Richter turned me on to this place. Thanks Greg, my wife has another forum to hate. Look forward to talking with others who love handgun hunting.

GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
06/30/10 11:18 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard it's always nice to see another long-time handgun hunter come along.

Gary


cfish2
(Pooh-Bah)
06/30/10 11:26 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Thanks Gary looking forward to getting to know others in the HG hunting community.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
07/01/10 07:03 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy and "Welcome Aboard!"

If you could indulge my curiosity when you get a chance, post some eye candy on the bragging board! LOL

Duane


jh
(stranger)
07/04/10 01:30 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I am Joe and go by JH. I am new and have been visiting this site for some time. I am waiting for a 15" MGM 30-30 AI Contender barrel to go with Pachmayr decelerator grips. Thanks to Ernie I purchased Burris Signature Zee rings with inserts to mount Bushnell's new model Trophy XLT 2-6x32 scope. I am a bowhunter and dislocated my shoulder a while ago, which prompted me to take a look at single shot handguns. My first hunt will be with my son for hogs in Florida.

GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
07/04/10 10:10 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome JH. Hope we see some success photos coming soon.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
07/05/10 12:37 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard JH!

RON CLARK
(stranger)
07/08/10 03:18 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello;
My name is Ron and I'm from Vermont. I'm an experienced rifle hunter, but I'm new to the handgun scene. I've hunted the American West and Africa but again not with a handgun so I'll be asking for help. Thanks! Ron.


Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
07/08/10 09:11 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

WELCOME RON!!!

Ask away, someone will help you out.


TCTex.
(Shootist)
07/08/10 09:15 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy and Welcome Aboard!

Duane


JTT
(stranger)
07/21/10 05:14 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello,
I'm John, sometimes known as JT. I've been into guns, hunting and handloading since 1961 (I think)! I did some handgun hunting in the 80s, deer, pigs, and varmints using mostly revolvers with iron sights. Had a Contender back then, scoped, and used it for varmints but I just wasn't a T/C guy. I enjoyed the revolvers more. I've rifle hunted around the US and Canadian West and am just getting back into handgun hunting with the purchase of a SRH 454 plus scope.


TCTex.
(Shootist)
07/24/10 09:05 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Aboard JT!

bladesmith14731
(journeyman)
07/29/10 06:34 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello,
I'm Kevin. 50 miles south of Buffalo NY. I started hunting just a couple of years ago and finally tagged two does last season, with my 30-06 and .50 Black Powder. I can't wait to get out this season with my Super Redhawk 454 topped with a 2X Simmons.


Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
07/29/10 08:09 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello Kevin and Welcome to HH.

I'm 100 miles south of Buffalo over here in Allegany County.

Good luck with the 454 and hunting season.


Grendel
(enthusiast)
07/31/10 11:16 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello, I'm Jeff. I am kind of new to handgun hunting, at least for big game. I have hunted rabbits with my Ruger MKII years back. I like a challenge when it comes to hunting. I carry a Flintlcock Long rifle for muzzleloading, a Longbow or recurve for bowhunting. My passion for the Ruger Super Blackhawk was just refueled by my wife who "replaced" one I had pawned for first months rent and deposit when I was in the Army at Ft. Polk. She gave it to me on my 50th birthday, after I had already settled on and purchased a Virginian dragoon. I did not know that SBH was on order. I thought I had my present already. I look forward to hunting this fall, but I just don't know if My model 70 will like it!:) I love this site!

guitarpicva
(addict)
08/03/10 01:48 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Ron
Welcome John
Welcome Jeff!

You have found a very friendly forum. I'm sure you'll enjoy interacting with these folks as much as I have.

Mitch


elmer
(stranger)
08/07/10 10:07 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi name is Chris,been a bowhunter since i was 14 but decided to switch to a handgun just purchased SBH in .41

TCTex.
(Shootist)
08/08/10 10:38 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy to everyone and WELCOME ABOARD!!!

REL1
(stranger)
08/19/10 06:08 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello, my name is Russell, long time hunter, looking to use the
.475 Linebaugh with 420 grn. Hardcast on Buffalo in New Mexico!!
I also like Longrange Rifle Shooting and Archery!

http://www.rifle-accuracy-reports.com


TCTex.
(Shootist)
08/19/10 08:58 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy and welcome aboard Rel

Smokin41
(stranger)
08/21/10 12:08 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello everyone,

I am not new to hunting. I began over 50 years ago shooting grasshoppers with my BB gun for fishing bait. I currently have a Blackhawk in 41 mag and an Encore in 243.

I have yet to seriously hunt with these due to lack of time or being in a locale where they cannot be used to hunt with. I am currently in Ohio and may get out this fall with my Blackhawk.

I shoot 210g softpoints over H110.

Very accurate, I just have to do my part.

You all have a wonderful fall!


TCTex.
(Shootist)
08/21/10 02:28 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy and Welcome Abord Smokin 41!!

Great handguns, Postem on the bragging board for us!!!

Duane


temmi
(newbie)
08/27/10 12:54 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm T and really just started hunting with Handguns... My oldest son got me into it.

I have a 480 Ruger SHR and a Ruger Blackhawk in 45 Colt for which I handload


Nice to meet you all


Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
08/27/10 06:44 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Temmi, you are in good company here with those two cartridges

Whitworth
(Shootist)
08/27/10 07:12 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the forum, temmi!

Night Stalker
(journeyman)
08/27/10 10:59 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Im Dwane, or Night Stalker, Im an MP/ Armorer in the Army reserve and have been hunting for years, well when money allows.
Mainly rifle and bow but now HG since I bought a Colt Anaconda. I came acrossed this forum a few weeks ago, and love it, been on it everyday.
Its nice to meet everyone


TCTex.
(Shootist)
08/29/10 11:00 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy and Welcome Aboard!!

BriggsRi
(stranger)
09/10/10 07:31 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello everybody,

My name is Rick and I have been hand gun hunting on and off the for the past 15 years.

I enjoy all hunting / shooting sports. I have had many wheel guns over the years from S&W 629, Colt Anaconda, and of course my beloved Freedom Arms 454, 44, and 22/22Mag.

Great forum!


GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
09/10/10 10:20 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the newest members. It's great to see more experienced handgun hunters joining as well as those just getting into it.

jsjmag
(enthusiast)
09/16/10 03:32 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello my name is John and I live in Massachusetts. Ever since I met Gary at a hunting show in Dallas Tx.years ago, Ive been reading and learning from this sight. The articles and pictures are great! but the information and friendship is priceless.
Good Luck to all and hunt safe, John


WyoEncore
(stranger)
09/18/10 09:11 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello all,

My name is Scott and I am a pistol-aholic
I belonged to this site a few years back and just re-stumbled back into it(I found the bookmark on my old computer). Anyway, I re-registered and am excited to be part of this community.

In 2000 I switched from hunting big game with a rifle to a handgun when I purchased my Encore in .308, and I have never looked back. Before that I hunted some with a S&W 41 mag as a backup to my rifle--but I always ended up using the rifle. Now I don't even own a legal big game rifle. I love chasing mule deer and elk with my Encore. I also have a 223 barrel for off season fun.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
09/18/10 07:10 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy and Welcome Aboard!

Duane

Ps, Post some eye candy on the bragging board... LOL


j _hill
(stranger)
09/21/10 11:35 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello, my name is Jason and I've been handgun hunting for about three years now. Got serious into bow hunting for a few years but I like handguns a lot more so I'm putting hangunning at the top of the list for this season.
I'm an Elmer Keith fan and like wheelguns with open sights, shoot .357, .41, .44 and .45lc. Ruger single actions and S&W revolvers.
Into all kinds of shooting but mostly long range rifle. Live in Texas so do a lot of pig hunting.
I'm sure I'll learn a lot here and looking forward to doing some serious handgun hunting this year.


guitarpicva
(addict)
09/21/10 12:05 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy Jason! And welcome. The creator of this site, Gary has been wailing on some pigs lately...check out his pictures on the Bragging Board.

sam281
(stranger)
09/21/10 12:20 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello, My name is Scott. I'm new to hunting with Contender/Encore. Have owned them for a couple years but getting serious with them now.

GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
09/21/10 01:40 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the newest members. Glad to have you onboard.

Gary


TCTex.
(Shootist)
09/21/10 03:14 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Aboard J and Sam!!

Duane


sixgunner454
(member)
09/26/10 03:53 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi Neighbor!! I'm from Central Pa. (Altoona). Around here, a handgun for hunting is almost unheard of. I'm all alone here! Everone I talk to carrys one in hunting season for extra weight to lug around. I had a crippling injury at work and use a handgun because rifles and crutches don't mix very well. Now, I'm addicted! It's good to see a Pa handgunner here!!

SBH326
(stranger)
10/01/10 04:49 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello. I live in Wisconsin and just got my SBH. Looking forward to tryin to bag a deer with my new (to me) 44.

Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
10/02/10 09:23 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

WELCOME SBH326!!!!!

Eric D.
(stranger)
10/04/10 04:04 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello,
My name is Eric, I live in Iowa. I have been hunting/shooting for about 35 years. I have been hunting small game with handguns for years, but recently decided that I was tired of black powder and shotgun hunting for deer. I now hunt exclusively with handguns and use an Encore .45/70, Pachmayr decelerator grips, Millett electronic sight for deer here in Iowa. We started hunting antelope last year in my favorite state of Wyoming. I have a 7mm-08 barrel for the Encore with a Bushnell 2-7x32 scope and a Savage Striker in .260 Remington with a Bushnell 3200 Elite 10x40 mil-dot. Thank you for the great site. I really enjoy it!

Eric


hoveysmith
(stranger)
10/19/10 06:37 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

World Class hunter Bill Booth and muzzleloading handgun hunter Hovey Smith will have an hour-long Internet radio show on VoiceAmerica Sports radio at 10:00 AM Eastern, 7 AM Pacific on Friday Oct, 22. This show is stored on iTunes and may be listened to 24/7 by going to http://www.hoveysmith.com and clicking on the radio show link below the banner.
Bill is a representative for Smith & Wesson, a retired police Lt., and has long been a fan of handguns and handgun hunting - particularly with the S&W revolvers.
Hovey is the author of "Backyard Deer Hunting" and a user and writer about hangun hunting since the 1970s. He is also the Corresponding Editor for black-powder guns with Gun Digest.


dc74
(old hand)
10/19/10 07:35 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome .link sounds really cool

guitarpicva
(addict)
10/21/10 12:37 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Had to add a reply so it wouldn't be stuck on 666...an uneasy numeral for me :-D

Festus
(enthusiast)
10/25/10 11:47 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My name is, my name is, Preston.
I live in SE Ohio
Have hunted with Handguns prior but no kills.
This year I hope that changes.
Just order a new gun (Ruger Bisley 44 mag
Cant wait till it gets here.

Archery hunt with a longbow also.


dc74
(old hand)
10/25/10 12:22 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome Festus hope u like your 44 when you get it. this is a good web site

Blue Sky
(stranger)
11/02/10 03:33 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi Everyone, I'm a computer desk jockey by trade in Birmingham Alabama. When the Bama heat subsides in the autumn I enjoy getting out and about in the woods although I don't have a specific place to hunt other than public lands. I've been a shooter for quite some time and am planning to try handgun hunting this season. I've been a reloader for quite a few years and 45 Colt is my preferred caliber.

guitarpicva
(addict)
11/03/10 08:14 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Blue Sky. You'll find plenty of company 'round here in .45 Colt!

TCTex.
(Shootist)
11/03/10 10:22 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy and Welcome Aboard!!!

RioHondoHank
(addict)
11/06/10 01:59 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi, name here is Hank from Oklahoma and do all types of hunting, but most of my deer hunting is with big bore revolvers from 45 Colt to 500 Maximum and including a Dave Clements 5 shot 50 cal Ruger Old Army for primitive season.

My largest revolver is a custom BFR in .50 Alaskan. Haven't hunted with it as it is just something for fun.


dc74
(old hand)
11/07/10 11:17 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

hi hank. hi blue sky. welcome.

AAA-0
(stranger)
11/07/10 06:06 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm a small business owner and longtime hunter. This year if I get the chance I think I'm going to try taking a deer with a handgun. I'll be hunting with a rifle and have the handgun along so I can pick my shot. I'm a meat hunter and since it's legal here I'm going to try my 1911 if I can get one to stand still right at the base of my stand. \:\)


dc74
(old hand)
11/07/10 06:27 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

good luck this year and welcome AAA-0

Whitworth
(Shootist)
11/18/10 01:00 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

 Originally Posted By: AAA-0
I'm a small business owner and longtime hunter. This year if I get the chance I think I'm going to try taking a deer with a handgun. I'll be hunting with a rifle and have the handgun along so I can pick my shot. I'm a meat hunter and since it's legal here I'm going to try my 1911 if I can get one to stand still right at the base of my stand.
\:\)


Welcome to the forum! You will succomb to the addiction in short order!


BMK
(stranger)
11/21/10 01:14 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

The roll call is a great idea.

I am Brenda From Auburn WA. I have been collecting shooting TC contenders since they first came out in the mid '60s. Most of my previous hunting including bird hunting with Brittanies that I used to train, hunt and show; Rifle hunting for deer and elk, and bow hunting. For many years it was not legal to hunt with handguns in WA. So, I am a rank beginner when it comes to handgun hunting. Since I am retiring in a month I am really looking forward getting started -- I have so much to learn


Ernie
(Distinguished Master)
11/21/10 01:35 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Brenda.
We have a good group here.
Ask questions when you have them, and a number of folks will be able to help you.
Ernie


dc74
(old hand)
11/21/10 11:29 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome and good luck if your hearts in it u will do great.

Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
11/21/10 12:18 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

WELCOME Brenda!!!

GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
11/21/10 03:19 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site Brenda.

cwt
(stranger)
11/21/10 08:41 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello to everyone, I'm C.W. and glad to be here. Been shooting
and hunting with handguns since I was 6 or 7 and the addiction
grows stronger each year, some say it's my disease, I say it's
my FREEDOM... Sorry for taking up your time, good day..


TCTex.
(Shootist)
11/22/10 09:39 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Brenda and C.W. and nice to have you here!!!

Ernie
(Distinguished Master)
11/22/10 10:04 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

 Originally Posted By: cwt
Hello to everyone, I'm C.W. and glad to be here. Been shooting
and hunting with handguns since I was 6 or 7 and the addiction
grows stronger each year, some say it's my disease, I say it's
my FREEDOM... Sorry for taking up your time, good day..


Welcome to HH C.W.!


cwt
(stranger)
11/22/10 09:59 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Thank you all for the warm welcome and hope all are doing well.

GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
11/25/10 08:57 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site CWT.

wildcatter
(journeyman)
11/25/10 10:14 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My name is Bob, I start every day thanking God for all he has given me! I reside in the great state of Ohio. My true love is the outdoors, (and Jeannine)! I have three Son's and 7 Grandchildren w/one on the way! I am a retired Iron Worker, I was a licensed guide on Lake Erie for many years, but have had to sell the boat and give it up as I have sever back injuries from two different accidents resulting in 11 different broken vertebra, I still fish often year round but on smaller lakes. I have been a handgun hunter for over 37 years. My favorite weapon for hunting is the single action revolver, and mainly the .45 cal. and mainly in the 45 Colt! Altho I do use SP's once in a while to stretch the limits of the revolver, but I always carry a revolver when I do. So my hunting has changed too, as I can't negotiate the big hills of Southern Ohio northern Kentucky, but still hit the woods almost daily from Sept to Feb. hunting Indiana and Ohio, and varmint with my handguns all year long. I compete in the summer with bench guns and varmint rifles, but the 5 and six shot revolvers are by far my favorite. Sorry so long winded, but you asked for it!

TCTex.
(Shootist)
11/25/10 12:49 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy and Welcome Aboard Bob!

Handgunning for 37 years, wow...

Ps, You have to be careful with this group, some people will take direct offence to the fact that you talked about your wonderful short guns but you didn’t give us any pictures. In short, WE LIKE EYE CANDY!!! LOL

Duane


Tinnerdude
(stranger)
11/26/10 01:12 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi, my name is Brian. I have been hunting with a handgun since the early 90's. I have two Contender frames with 9 barrels. I shoot a 7-30 Waters and a 30 Herrett, plus I have a Magnum Research SSP in 7BR. For Elk I use a 44 mag barrel also scoped shooting a 300 gr. hard cast bullet over 22 grs. of 296, does the job. All are scoped because I'am blind as a bat with out my glasses. Hunting in the great Northwest is a real test of skill where most of the time you have to fall down just to make a trail to walk on because the brush is so thick.

Ernie
(Distinguished Master)
11/26/10 06:10 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to HH Brian!

dc74
(old hand)
11/26/10 06:12 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome brian

TCTex.
(Shootist)
11/26/10 07:02 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy and Welcome Aboard!!!

Chief RID
(member)
11/28/10 08:43 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm back for a visit. I hunted several times with my new Smith so far this year. No shots taken. Just wanted you guys to know I am still in the game.

dc74
(old hand)
11/28/10 11:56 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome back Chief.

Baby Fat Arky
(stranger)
12/01/10 03:03 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Name is Kevin. I am an Environmental Engineer in Central Arkansas. I was the biggest guy at a place I worked in the early 1990's and I was tagged as "Baby Fat", although I'm not. Nickname kinda stuck. I hunt about everything and do some plinking but no structured organized competition. I have a Colt Anaconda 44, Kimber 1911 Target II Eclipse, Springfeild Armory 1911 GI, Ruger Mark II .22 and a Keltec PF9 (for carry). Numerous long-guns. Just registered today and posted a question about mounts for the Anaconda. Looks like a good site.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
12/01/10 09:14 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy and Welcome Aboard Kevin.

Ps, We like eye candy! So if you get a chance can you put some of your pieces up on the bragging board? LOL


GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
12/01/10 09:16 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site. I saw your post but I'm afraid I can't offer any sage advise. Some guns just don't allow for easy mounting of a scope, nice gun though. You may want to consider keeping that one as an iron sighted shooter and pick up something else for scoping.

mt45
(stranger)
12/02/10 05:54 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello everyone - my name is Stephen. Love to shoot, hunt, and fish. I've been doing all of that since I was six, that was 52 years ago, and it has never gotten old. Just Me! I've always shot handguns but not hunted much with a them but I'm fired up to remedy that.

guitarpicva
(addict)
12/06/10 02:05 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy Stephen. Welcome! You have come to the right place to get addicted to handgun hunting. There is a wealth of knowledge here.

dc74
(old hand)
12/06/10 08:12 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome Stephen .

TCTex.
(Shootist)
12/06/10 10:24 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy and Welcome Aboard!

chazfree
(stranger)
12/09/10 11:12 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello all!!! I'm Charlie, I currently live in Brushvalley Pa. I'm new to the handgun world and trying to learn as much as I can. I own a Rossi m851 .38 spcl+p and a cheap .45 acp and I am looking to buy my first hunting handgun ASAP!

Ernie
(Distinguished Master)
12/09/10 12:10 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Charlie,
Welcome to HH!
Are you wanting to hunt with a revolver, a single-shot specialty handgun or both?
Ernie


chazfree
(stranger)
12/09/10 03:51 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Ernie I am primarily interested in revolvers, at least for now. Who knows what will be next, I get the feeling this road will be a long one.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
12/12/10 05:47 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy and Welcome Aboard!!!

Duane


Landrum
(journeyman)
12/12/10 07:58 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi, I am Landrum and I just found this site a few days ago. Some of you may recognize my handle from several other message boards dating back to 1997 or so.

Anyway, I just got back into handgun hunting after about a decade long layoff.

Glad to be here!

Landrum


Anniex
(enthusiast)
12/12/10 08:12 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome back!

Shortgun
(member)
12/12/10 08:36 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello all,

I have been gone off the site for a while, work, family etc. but I'm back and glad to be a part of this great site. Deer season hasn't been good so far this year but it ain't over yet.

Shortgun

HHI # 8338


Tobias_Dunlap
(journeyman)
12/16/10 03:46 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

hi all,

Im Toby. I mostly grew up with a rifle and am new to this handgun hunting buisiness.I'm a welder by trade and live in northeastern Wyoming. Got a contender with 14" 7tcu and both herretts in 10s. Also have a sweet spot for revolvers and the little 22 plinkers.


wvjoetc
(stranger)
12/26/10 05:57 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi I'm Joe,
I live in WV, I'm a sales manager for a hydraulic company. We have customers in ajoining states around WV. I have several Contenders, to be honest I haven't hunted much with them, mainly bench shooting. My hunting buddy passed away in July and I put down my rifle, just not the same anymore. My Contenders will be my main source of hunting from now on, been thinking about a Striker. I found this site by looking for a load for my TC using AA2200, it looks great. I'm on a couple of other sites but looking foward to gathering more information on handgun loads and hunting. Just wanted to say hi and tell a little about myself. Thanks,

Joe


duckloads
(stranger)
12/28/10 12:50 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm Chris. Handgun hunter since 2006.

mikefrompa
(old hand)
12/29/10 11:10 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Joe and Chris, good to have you guys here! The folks here are real helpful with anything you need to know. Great class of folks here.

BillyBass
(stranger)
12/29/10 06:21 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My name is Bill, I live in the mountains of East Tn., I started hunting with a handgun in 1999 but have took a few year off, I do bowhunt but havent took a rifle in the woods since 2001. I hunt with a Taurus Raging Bull .44 mag.

neilh
(stranger)
12/29/10 08:41 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Neil in Iowa. 8 handgun deer since 2004. First with an open-sighted .41 Mag Dan Wesson. After that I was hooked. Remaining 7 with S&W .500. Love the late seasons when it is cold and snowy and all the "regulars" are long-gone. Almost always a solitary hunter.

Boartuff
(addict)
12/30/10 03:43 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi, Chris here. Been a proud handgun owner for a long time, but didn't do any hunting with them until mid 90s. Several hogs, whitetails, exotics, a few mulies, groundhogs and most recently, and an antelope, have been taken since then. Hopefully a bear hunt will materialize in the near future.

I only have 1 revolver anymore and I'm down to just 2 Encore barrels. A 7/08 and 375JDJ. Always pondering on calibers, though.


wcampbell
(stranger)
01/02/11 06:05 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hey everyone,

Just registered here today, so I'm as new as it gets. My name is Wes and I'm a manager at a medical facility. Been an outdoor guy all of my life, but a spinal cord injury due to a motorcycle accident about 10 months ago has really turned me on to handgun hunting. Currently have a 44 mag super blackhawk and looking at getting a contender in 30-30. I'd love any advice getting into the sport, especially relating to disability hunting.

WES


TCTex.
(Shootist)
01/02/11 08:26 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy and welcome aboard!

SteveA
(stranger)
01/10/11 11:47 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Name's Steve. I'm an attorney in Kansas and have been handgun hunting (revolvers only) since the mid '90s. Main tools right now are a .475 BFR and .44 Bisley Hunter.

Ernie
(Distinguished Master)
01/10/11 12:02 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Wes & Steve,
Welcome to HH!
Gary runs a great site and the folks here will do what they can to encourage you and answer the questions you have.

Wes,
What capabilities or limits do you have in terms of mobility?
Your vehicle can make a great blind.
You could easily use a revolver or a single-shot pistol hunting from a vehicle.
If you are right-handed it may be easier to sit in the passenger seat. It all depends how you park and the direction you will most likely shoot.
Ernie


Ernie
(Distinguished Master)
01/10/11 12:04 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

This bag work great for vehicle use:

http://protektormodel.com/04.htm


cwt
(stranger)
01/10/11 08:46 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Steve, I'm CW. What part of Kansas are you from? From S.E. Nebr.
myself. Welcome to the site, great people on here.


TCTex.
(Shootist)
01/11/11 07:31 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy and Welcome Aboard Steve!!

wcampbell
(stranger)
01/12/11 10:01 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Ernie,

Thanks so much for the info on the bag! I'm able to walk short distances with a walker and have full upper body function. I am planning on hunting hogs this weekend with my 44 mag blackhawk and was seriously considering using my truck as a blind..... I'll send pics if I get anything!


Ernie
(Distinguished Master)
01/12/11 11:04 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

You are welcome.
I hunt with single-shots more often than revolvers, so I am a little more adept in that area.
If you ever have a question give me a holler.
307-257-7431


pokemtman
(stranger)
01/16/11 07:34 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm Ray. I am an EMT in Vermont and am new to handgun hunting. I try to hunt and target practice when I can. Wish I had more time to spend in the outdoors. I have a TC Encore in 270 that I want to use as soon as I get it to fit me.

ELarsen
(stranger)
01/17/11 08:52 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm Eric and live in N IL.

I have taken my Python into the deer woods several times, but have yet to bag a deer with it. I recently purchased a Contender and a 357 mag barrel and had it converted to 357 max. I haven't gotten that one to the range yet, but I have loaded a bunch of 180 XTP to try out at my next opportunity.

I day dream about harvesting deer with my 357mag, 357max, and 44mag, but so far I only have been successful with slug gun and muzzle loader.


TCTex.
(Shootist)
01/17/11 09:25 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy and Welcome Aboard Larsen!!!

Ken TN
(stranger)
01/18/11 11:54 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm Ken living in Memphis and looking to go to Denver in the near future. Started handgun hunting in my home state of Texas back in the early 80's. I've lived in Houston and Austin and sure do mis Central Texas.... Someday I'll be back there.

It is nice to see many of the post from several people I have known on other forums. I have been a member of Specialty Handguns and the old Long Range Handgun group many years ago.

I shoot Contenders for the most part now days. Sold off all the old style frames and went with the new G2 frames. A couple of my personal favorite barrels are the Bellm rechambers in 357 MAX and 444 Marlin. I shoot cast bullets out of both using the RanchDog Molds.

My Ruger Super Blackhawk was traded off for the Ruger Redhawk with Rings when it came out in 1984. I had it ported and have never looked back. It is one of those that will always be exempted from any trade.

Gary, This looks like a great site and I look forward to many more visits and post.

Ken TN


Ernie
(Distinguished Master)
01/19/11 01:18 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to HH Ken.
Ernie


TCTex.
(Shootist)
01/19/11 01:46 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy and Welcome Aboard Ken!

Odin
(journeyman)
01/19/11 01:12 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello there, my name is Rod and I live out on the prairie. I would like to start handgun hunting and this seems like a fantastic forum to help me do just that. You can check out my first post (where to start?) here.

NonPCnraRN
(stranger)
01/22/11 05:29 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My name is Hal. I am a retired oncology nurse. I like all types of shooting and own various firearms. For handguns that can be used for hunting I have a 44 mag SBH, 3 Birds Head Vaqueros in 45 Colt and 2 New Vaqueros in 45 Colt. I have a S&W M-53 in 22 Rem Jet, a S&W M19 and a Springfield 1911 I would like to convert to 45 Super for possible hunting use. I would like to get started in handgun hunting. I figured this would be the best place to start.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
01/22/11 07:28 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy and Welcome Aboard Odin and Hal!!!

Duane


ohnomrbillk
(stranger)
01/27/11 03:00 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello, my name is Bill. I moved from my home in Western Kansas to Kansas City recently for school. It has put a damper on my hunting time, but I hope it to be worthwhile in the end. I grew up shooting small game with a Ruger MkII, and progressed to hunting deer with Encores, XP100s, and a Wichita. I have been most fortunate to learn a great deal from other handgun hunters whose paths have crossed mine over the last few years. I'm always looking for a new challenge, and I think open sighted revolver hunting might be the next step.

Ernie
(Distinguished Master)
01/27/11 06:38 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to HH Bill!
I grew up in South Central Kansas, just South of Wichita on a small farm.
Shooting irons with a revolver is surely a challenge and it seems from your history, you should be up to the task.
If you still have that XP and or Wichita there may be some challenges you can still enjoy with those as well which is one of my ongoing challenges.
Ernie


GG
(enthusiast)
01/27/11 07:08 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My name is Gabriel, I live in Key West, Fl where I am an officer with the Key West Police Department. I grew up here diving and fishing. I also run some fishing charters on my spare time. I try to spend several weeks a season hunting in central Florida. I mainly use archery tackle and rifle. I have hunted hogs with a 357 for many years but just recently I purchased a ruger 44 hunter and plan to use it in place of he rifle this season.

If anybody wants to trade some fishing and dive days for some hunting days let me know we could work something out. I am always up to visiting new areas.


Ernie
(Distinguished Master)
01/27/11 08:48 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome GG!
I hunt more with single-shots, but there is a good number of experienced revolver hunters here.


TCTex.
(Shootist)
01/27/11 07:30 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy Bill and GG! Welcome Aboard!!!

Scott Gray
(stranger)
01/28/11 12:41 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello, the name is Scott Gray. I can't remember the last time I hunted with a rifle, nothing wrong with 'em its just that I hunt with longbows and recurves but.....there is always a but, I recently purchased a Ruger NM Super Blackhawk. It is a .44 mag and sports a 4 and 5/8 inch barrel. I plan on it being on my side everytime I step into the woods and I will hunt with it next year. I have already gleaned a wealth of knowledge just by reading the older posts on HH. I look foward to sharing my success and failures with ya'll.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
01/28/11 04:46 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy and Welcome Aboard Scott!!!

vannooch
(stranger)
01/29/11 03:09 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi, My name is David and I haven't hunted before.....
I do however love shooting handguns and am preparing for a fall 2011 handgun hunting career start. I've already posted a couple of questions, and please bear with me as I learn. There are many friends and family who are encouraging me to start hunting and willing to teach me but I don't know anyone that hunts with a handgun so I'm curious.
Thanks for the kind replies to my posts and I look forward to making some new friends.


moneymaker
(stranger)
01/30/11 11:31 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello from Missouri,Name is Bill and this will be my 1st year with deer hunting with a handgun,always been a waterfowler,but have hunted small game,turkey and deer just not with handgun,Hope to locate some property just to get a few does for the freezer this year.

Whitworth
(Shootist)
01/30/11 12:56 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the forum, Bill!

TCTex.
(Shootist)
01/30/11 02:51 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy and Welcome Aboard!!

WyoJoe
(enthusiast)
02/07/11 02:20 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My name is Joe & I found this site by Binging "Handgun Hunting Forums". I just ordered a .30/06 barrel for my Encore & I am looking forward to hunting with it this fall.

I live in Wyoming & am employed by the federal government.

I have to ask TCMan which ship he is on. I am an old tin can sailor.


scooby
(stranger)
02/07/11 06:46 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi.my name is jim. I go by Scooby. I have been handguning off and on for a few years.I live in north Alabama. Love to hunt Deer and Hogs. Enjoy reading about handgun hunting.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
02/08/11 06:55 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy and Welcome Aboard Joe and Jim!

Wow Jim, you registered over a year ago.

Joe, currently I am stationed down in New Orleans with the with the Navy Band. The picture you see is the commissioning of the U.S.S. New York and I am the one holding the tuba in the center. While it is possible for musicians to have sea time, in my 5 years of Naval service the only boat I have set foot on was the U.S.S Lexington in Corpus Christy Tx for a “Change of Command” of a fighter squadron. And considering it had double morning lines and is currently a museum, I don’t know if that counts. LOL

Fair Winds and Fallowing Seas

Duane


Sray
(stranger)
02/12/11 05:37 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm Stan from Ohio. I've not hunted with a handgun much. One button buck with a Ruger redhawk. Needed money and had to sell most of my guns. Getting back into in now and got a Thompson Encore with a 22-250 barrel on it. ( look out groundhogs ) Want to get a barrel for deer this fall . Looking at a 460 S&W . What does anyone think about a deer barrel for Ohio? Has to be a straight wall handgun.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
02/12/11 08:56 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy and welcome aboard Sray!

I know just enough about Ohio hunting rules to get me in trouble. Why don’t you post a new tread under “HandgunHunting” and see what don’t get!

Duane


12ptdroptine
(stranger)
02/19/11 09:51 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Name is Russell... I Love firearm's. cut and dried Never been in to hand guns... I have had several over the years..Just never could hit anything. Sold them all from that dissapointment. Got one left and that is my SS Ruger Super Single Six..Cant hit anything with it ..But ut aint gonna break me trying. However I just put a SRH 9.5 barrel on layaway . Seem's as though my buddies want me to hog hunting again with them next Jan.I have a habit of whatefer I decide to get into ..I get in deep. Goal is to learn to shoot this thing as best as I can..And have fun. I am 55 years old and have a few shoulder and arthritis issue's..But that is part of life.So I dont bowhunt like I used to. But in Illinois we can use handguns for whitetail So Maybe I will carry this Hockey stick (as my son calls it) along with me. I have just started to tinker with some custom gun stoff..Relpacing barrels bedding ..tweaking stuff. I am in the process of building a custom Encore "Smokeless" muzzeloader. I already have a Savage that I converted from the .50 to a .45 with a PacNor barrel.It is my baby. she isnt quite complete yet But imagine living in a "shotgun" state with a gun that will shoot 1.25 inches @ 200yds.... Yep she sure does! I sighted her in 1.5 at 100 and she is 2.5 low @ 200.. with a 200 gr bullet and at 2700 fps. So here is a little about me....I am glad to be here and Hope to draw from here..And contribute also. Thanks Drop

Whitworth
(Shootist)
02/19/11 11:11 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site, 12pt! And welcome to the wonderful world of handgun hunting!

12ptdroptine
(stranger)
02/19/11 05:41 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I went to the big goose store today and low and behold there in the case was a SRH 9.5.. I couldnt control the drool \:\)
... Asked to see it and the guy took the trigger lock off and handed it to me.. WOW!!! it sure is big. I also realize I got it at a bargain price. Then I went over and started looking over the Kimber's... Got to wait..lol
;\)

Drop

TCTex.
(Shootist)
02/19/11 07:40 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy and Welcome Aboard Drop!

You can't go wrong with a SRH! I have two with 9.5in barrels.

Ya, I would love a Kimber as well... ... ...LOL



Cochise
(stranger)
02/25/11 11:18 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy
Cochise from Arizona
handgunning since 1975
I roll my own..


Ernie
(Distinguished Master)
02/26/11 12:42 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to HH Cochise!
Ernie


TCTex.
(Shootist)
02/26/11 09:52 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Aboard Cochise!

Handgun hunting sense 1975... that is awesome. If you have been hunting that long I am sure you have a nice collection of goodies that you reload for.


Charlie SA
(member)
02/26/11 10:09 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

After registering a couple of years back it is way past time to introduce myself. Charles Lenz, married, retired and living in Bulverde, Texas. My first handgun was a .177 Diana pellet pistol which I did little with but plink occasionally. Next I bought a .22 revolver, home defense for my wife. That was a real “Saturday Night Special” that neither of us shot much as the cylinder didn’t align properly and would shave lead! Next came a Ruger Mark II Bull Barrel that after a year or two some thief decided I no longer needed.
After bow hunting with everything from a rawhide backed Osage bow to the latest compound I decided I wanted to try handgun hunting. Of course I went the most difficult route and bought a .45 flintlock or as one member here stated “flinchlock”. As anyone experienced with handguns would expect that didn’t work out for me. I now have a Taurus 608 .357 that I began to get serious about last year. Due to my vision not being what it once was I started with a Tru Glo red dot which I wasn’t to pleased with and replaced with a Simmons 2 power scope. But after trying to get on (and stay on) hogs that didn’t stand still feeding amongst deer that I didn’t want to shoot I now have an Ultra Dot Match Dot.. I put it on right after this past season, have not got to the range but believe it will satisfy my needs.

Charlie


Infantryhammer
(member)
03/01/11 02:58 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm Adam, and I live in Northern CA. I spent 16 years in the military(10 active, 6 Reserve) and have just recently been dischrged. I do a lot of bear and pig hunting in NCA, and prefer to hunt with open sighted revolvers. Recently, I started hunting deer with revolvers and got hooked. BTW I'm a certified 45 Colt junkie, and have been loading and experimenting with the cartridge for 20 years. My goal this year, is to kill everything with one gun(S&W 25-7, 45 Colt)

Whitworth
(Shootist)
03/01/11 03:09 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the forum, Adam! It's good to have you aboard!

chuck m
(stranger)
03/01/11 09:15 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Chuck m here. Been handgun hunting only a few years. Got to many T/C's and Strikers. Just got a XP100R in 223, looking to rebarrel it to 6.5x284. Also just picked up a MOA in 243.
I Have been following Ernie"s adventures in long range shooting, and decided I wanted to be like him.

chuck m


Whitworth
(Shootist)
03/01/11 09:19 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the jungle, Chuck!

TCTex.
(Shootist)
03/01/11 11:20 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Aboard Chuck!!

It sounds like you have a very impressive arsenal. Why don’t you put some that eye candy on the bragging board for us!!

Duane


Ernie
(Distinguished Master)
03/02/11 12:48 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to HH and Thank You Chuck.
E


Buttermilk
(enthusiast)
03/02/11 10:26 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi! I'm Rog and I'm from Oklahoma. I work in the automotive industry as a Technician at a catalyst company (we make catalytic converters).

Been hunting with handguns, traditional and modern archery tackle and muzzle loaders since I started hunting.

My first handgun kill was a 5pt gnarly horned buck taken with a T/C Contender in 7-30 Waters.

I primarily have been gun hunting with the T/C Encore during the Oklahoma gun season, but hunt the archery season quite extensively as well.

I will be using a revolver some in the future for the shorter range shots, and as a secondary weapon while carrying my Encore.

Absolutely love handgun hunting.

Regards,
Rog


Whitworth
(Shootist)
03/02/11 11:56 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Good to have you here, Rog! Welcome!

430man
(addict)
03/05/11 11:57 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I am Jim and have been here for a while so I guess it is best to welcome all the new fellas. Great site, great guys here.
Just refer to me as the revolver accuracy nut. Yes, "nut" is correct! \:D


TCTex.
(Shootist)
03/06/11 11:06 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Aboard Rog!

430Man, you registered in 2004 and have 322 posts... Your more like the prodical son returning home. LOL Nice to have you here my friend!!

Duane


Whitworth
(Shootist)
03/06/11 11:19 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

2004????!! Huh?? Dang!

Two Bears
(stranger)
03/11/11 03:38 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Two Bears in the house !

Given name is John. New to hand gun hunting and have picked up the T/C encore sickness and have recently expanded the sickness with a new to me frame and a new 257 roberts pistol barrel which will get a lot of attention this summer to prepare for longer shooting/hunting.
Really into muzzleloaders from flintlocks to the encore 209x50's, I am building a Haines 54 cal flinter now, been playing with a 15" 209x50 ML pistol a bit so this next season should be pretty fun and will have the pistols out in force for the first time.
Another habit I picked up last year is BBQ cooking and am building 2 huge smokers that will be mounted on a trailer to go to BBQ contests and cook for parties/catering. This is a bad habit to pick up guy's don't do it........


Ernie
(Distinguished Master)
03/11/11 03:51 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to HH Two Bears!
The single-shot handguns are so much fun.
Ernie


TCTex.
(Shootist)
03/11/11 07:16 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy Two Bears!

Cool another flint shooter!

Would that be an Isaac Haines you are building??? Jim Cambers???

Duane


Two Bears
(stranger)
03/11/11 07:47 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Yes Isaac Haines. Not a chambers but the lock is a Chambers LH Large Siler.
Thw wood is a grade 6 curly maple but I cant remember who who I got it from.
The rest of the parts I got from Track of the wolf.
The barrel is a 1" Straight 36 " long GM in .54 cal - I was going to build a fullstock hawken with this barrel but changed my mind and went with the Isaac Haines....

John


Shauncopeland
(stranger)
03/11/11 11:27 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm Shaun Copeland. I'm from outside Hazlehurst, Mississippi I been handgun hunting with contender since 2006.

Ernie
(Distinguished Master)
03/12/11 12:35 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Shaun!

Whitworth
(Shootist)
03/12/11 08:22 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the forum, Shaun!

Whitworth
(Shootist)
03/12/11 08:23 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Two Bears, welcome to the site!

Shauncopeland
(stranger)
03/17/11 10:51 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Thanks for the welcome guys

Midwesthunter11
(journeyman)
03/29/11 05:36 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi my name is jon and I am new to the sport I have a taurus 669 .357 mag and have hunted once with it shot at a doe butt missed what a rush look forward to next year!

s4s4u
(Shootist)
03/29/11 08:19 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome. Where in MN? I am in Bemidji/Walker area. Keep practicing, you will get your handgun deer.

Cheers, Rod.


TCTex.
(Shootist)
03/29/11 09:06 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy and Welcome Aboard!!!

Midwesthunter11
(journeyman)
03/30/11 12:19 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

south of the cities in a town called savage Butt I hunt the slug zone in southeast mn.

GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
03/30/11 11:50 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Jon.

esoxman50
(member)
03/30/11 01:11 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

HI; my name is Joe, I'm a retired auto worker and live in Indiana. I love to shoot all of my handguns but realy like the T/C contenders. I've been handgun hunting since the mid 70's and can;t imagine not doing it. I like to load for the many wildcats out there with my favorite being the 6.5 JDJ; not realy a wildcat but one of the best rounds out there. I've been bowhunting for 42 years now and love to fish for muskies. Kind of a glutton for punishment. I love the outdoors, no sitting on the couch for me.

Thank You;

Joe W


Whitworth
(Shootist)
03/30/11 01:15 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the forum, Joe!

Whitworth
(Shootist)
03/30/11 01:16 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

 Originally Posted By: Midwesthunter11
Hi my name is jon and I am new to the sport I have a taurus 669 .357 mag and have hunted once with it shot at a doe butt missed what a rush look forward to next year!


Welcome, Jon!


s4s4u
(Shootist)
03/30/11 10:46 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

 Quote:
love to fish for muskies


As your "handle" would indicate ;-)

I think that hobby costs me far more money than my guns, but I refuse to audit.

Welcome.


TCTex.
(Shootist)
03/31/11 07:53 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Aboard Joe!

24mileboy
(newbie)
04/12/11 10:07 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello all, new to the site. Never hunted any big game with a handgun only small critters. Getting a good start on a handgun arsenal so am going to practice, practice, and practice.

thanks,
Jon


handgunnerinpa
(stranger)
04/19/11 12:15 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

whats up guys.new to the forum just saying hi.im from pa only been into handguns for a few years but think im doing good i love it much more interesting than long guns

s4s4u
(Shootist)
04/19/11 12:28 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard, you'll feel right at home. There are a lot of PA guys hanging out here. What kind of iron do you shoot?

handgunnerinpa
(stranger)
04/19/11 12:41 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

mostly ruger blackhawks.have a .357,.41 and .44.i really like the .41 the most but ammo is over the top for that caliber.have a coupala others to.kinda fond of my bond arms.just got a T/C contender in .223

handgunnerinpa
(stranger)
04/19/11 01:09 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

hi this is jim.new to the forum just saying hi.im from pa only been into handguns for a few years but love it

mikefrompa
(old hand)
04/19/11 07:30 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome tothe forum! What part of Pa. are you from? I live in York co.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
04/19/11 08:04 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy and Welcome Aboard!!!

handgunnerinpa
(stranger)
04/20/11 01:03 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

thanks,glad to be here.i used to live down in that part of the state.had a motorcycle shop in new cumberland for a while then moved up to port royal.now im back where i started in warren county

handgunnerinpa
(stranger)
04/20/11 01:04 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

hey,glad to be here.love your quote

stratum
(stranger)
04/26/11 12:47 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi all. I just discovered "you guys" today and had to register. Although my experience is more with discreet carry, I've decided to join my son here in NE Indiana for deer season later this year, and I want to use something more interesting and challenging than a shotgun. I'm comfortable with large calibers and am leaning toward a Ruger 44-mag, but I'm uncertain about what scope type would be best (red dot or not, with or w/o magnification). I'm 45, so the eyes will be going soon. Any advice?

GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
04/26/11 03:40 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hey Stratum - welcome to the site. I'm going to repost your question in a new thread as this one is mainly to introduce yourself which you've done.

Gary


TimBob
(stranger)
04/27/11 06:11 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy!

I've been a member for while now but never took advantage of the roll call. So..

The name is Tim and I live in Sonoma County, CA. While a veteran hunter I am new to the handgun hunting scene having only shot a large jack rabbit with my SBH .44 mag. Pretty impressive results.

In addition the the SBH I have a SRH in .480 Ruger that I am working up loads for. It is a bruiser but manageable for me. I practice with a padded shooting glove due to an old "ski pole" fracture of my right thumb.

I handload every cartridge that I shoot (10 at last count) so I am a gun crank.

So far I like this forum quite a bit, hope to see you all around.

Tim
USCG (ret)


JCosmoAsp
(journeyman)
05/08/11 01:35 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

J Cosmo Asp here. I have been hunting with handguns since 1976 or so. Began with an old model SN47 Super Blackhawk and new model Blackhawk in .45 LC to the .357 Herrett when it first came out. Upgraded to the 14" barrel with Pachmayr furniture and a 4X Leupold as soon as I could after they were available. Been Carrying a .454 Casull Ruger Alaskan on elk hunts of late, but only if a followup shot in a spruce thicket is in order. Can't say I like shooting the Alaskan from the bench, but have found that bullets under 260 grains do not back out of the cases and tie up the revolver when fully loading the cylinder. I have some straight lino to try some hard cast/heavy-crimped heavier weight bullets in the future. I have collected two Oregon blacktails and two Wyoming antelope over the years with the Herrett, which is still my favorite, and one muley with the Super Blackhawk. Bought 1K of same lot DWM 30-30 brass in the 70s, so I still have plenty to work with.
I look forward to learning from everyone here.

Asp


Whitworth
(Shootist)
05/08/11 02:44 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the forum, Asp!

Dave Tarbell
(addict)
05/13/11 01:58 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My name is Dave Ive been employed as a water treatment plant operater for 27 yrs.Ive been an avid traditional bowhunter since I was 23 yrs old and Im 57 now.Last fall I got tendonitis in my bow arm elbow so bad I could hardly pull my bow so I started thinking of another way to hunt until my arm healed up,spoted a ruger sbhh in 44 magnum and knew instantly that was it.I believe that Ive found what I was looking for,love the 44 and 454 Ive added since then.

Whitworth
(Shootist)
05/13/11 02:23 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Good to have you here, Dave!

Charlie Young
(journeyman)
06/08/11 06:06 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm new here and I'm finally getting around to introducing myself. My given name is Charlie and I live in Henderson,Nevada(just outside of Las Vegas). I've been handgun hunting since I bought my first Ruger .44Mag new model Black hawkback in 1984. I added an XP-100 in 7mmBR in the 90's. It's a hoot to hunt with. I've taken three mulies using that pistol. I am a life member of the NRA and also a reloader.
Happy to be here.


GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
06/08/11 06:16 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hey Charlie,

Welcome.

Gary


Charlie Young
(journeyman)
06/08/11 06:22 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Thanks for the warm welcome Gary. I notice you live in the "Hill Country"...you lucky stiff!
Charlie


Whitworth
(Shootist)
06/08/11 06:50 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site, Charlie!

TCTex.
(Shootist)
06/08/11 07:11 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy and Welcome Aboard!

s4s4u
(Shootist)
06/08/11 08:16 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

 Quote:
In addition the the SBH I have a SRH in .480 Ruger that I am working up loads for. It is a bruiser but manageable for me. I practice with a padded shooting glove due to an old "ski pole" fracture of my right thumb.


Hey TimBob, welcome to HH. I also have that gun and if you haven't tried the Hogue Tamer grip on it, you should. It does wonders for mellowing the 480 to near pussycat status, recoil wise. It is a hammer on deer.


RAGINGBULL
(stranger)
06/16/11 10:51 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello
My name is Barry. I am in my mid 60's and LOVE to handgun hunt. I am retired,former police officer,firefighter and private security for over 40 years. I started handgun hunting in the late 60's for small game with a Ruger MK1. In the early 70's started Deer hunting with a Ruger Super Blackhawk 44 Mag. Later went to a Smith 29 44 Mag, Taurus 454, Freedom Arms 454 and recently a Smith 460. I am now back to my Freedom, I just like the feel of the single action.
I have posted a few of my Deer pics
Great to be here


Ernie
(Distinguished Master)
06/16/11 12:10 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Barry,
Welcome!
I don't hunt often with a revolver, but when I do, my preference is one of Bob's FA's for sure.


RAGINGBULL
(stranger)
06/16/11 12:50 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi Gary
How do I change the name under my avatar. It is now stranger, I am strange but don't want everyone to know that, LOL
Thanks
RAGINGBULL


RAGINGBULL
(stranger)
06/16/11 12:53 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Gary
Oops,it is under my name not the avatar
sorry


Ernie
(Distinguished Master)
06/16/11 01:11 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

That name will change as you keep posting I think.

susp45
(stranger)
06/21/11 01:35 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi All, My Name is Steve and Im new here. I just found the site tonight while poking around on the web. I am an active hunter, and have been all my life. I am fairly new to handgun hunting, well big game anyway. I took my first buffalo back in 09 with the Freedom arms 83 in my avatar. This is a great site and I'm happy to be here.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
06/21/11 10:25 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy and Welcome Aboard Steve!!

Post some pictures of your FA on the BraggingBoard!

Duane


susp45
(stranger)
06/22/11 12:41 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Thanks Duane. I will dig some up and post them shortly.

Jim S.C.
(newbie)
06/23/11 01:50 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm Jim I have a Military and Law enforcement background, I have been an avid outdoorsman since the age of Twelve, Camping, Fishing, Shooting, and Hunting. I am almost 50 now and I have found a new Hobby, the Thompson Encore and older model Contenders. I want to use them for Deer hunting this fall and hope to get a Deer or two. I also want to thank everyone for their kind words and the helpful info Ive recieved its an Honor to be here!

bearskinner
(journeyman)
06/23/11 02:40 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello, Im Michael, and have been handgun hunting since the late 70's when I graduated high school.I uauassl use custom Ruger Bisley revolvers, or FA83's for hogs, bears, moose, antything under 75 yards. I usually only shoot 45LC, .454s and .475 linebaughs. For longer range, I will use a contender in 375 jdj for almost everything big, and a 6.5jdj for small stuff. I have just used them for so long, theres nothing to think about, just point and kill. I just retired this year, and am heading back to Alaska for the summer. I hunt 99% with handguns, have taken a few hundred big game animals with revolvers alone. It keeps it fun, and real. I live in Soldotna Alaska, and Menifee Calif.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
06/23/11 08:46 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Jim and Bearskinner, Welcome Aboard!!!

Jim S.C.
(newbie)
06/26/11 10:35 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

thnx TC

Rick Steiner
(stranger)
06/30/11 04:41 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm Rick. Have been handgunning since the early 1980s but just completed my first handgun hunt. Was on the Cadet Pistol Team at West Point and served almost 20 years in Army Special Forces. Just now getting going handgun hunting though. Been a little busy.

Question to the readership: Where does one find the handgun record book? I just shot a bongo with a Freedom Arms .454 and think it's quite a good one.


lgene
(stranger)
06/30/11 10:18 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

HI IM GENE, IM BRAND-NEW TO ANY FORUM. FIRST OF ALL I LOVE HANDGUNS, REVOLVERS AND PISTOLS. I LOVE SHOOTING THEM AT TARGETS, HUNTING AND COLLECTING. I BOUGHT MY FIRST HANDGUN IN 1980, A COLT PYTHON, 357 MAG, BLUE 6" AND STILL IS IN PERFECT CONDITION! LATER THAT YEAR I GOT MY FIRST 44 MAG, A RUGER BLUE 10" SUPER BLACKHAWK, KILLED A DEER WITH IT IN 1981, BEEN HUNTING ONLY WITH A HANDGUN SENSE 1983. KILLED A LOT DEER WITH A 44 MAG, BUT HAVE MOVED UP THROUGH A 454, THEN TO THE 500 MAG AND NOW I WANT TO HUNT WITH MY 460 MAG, THIS THING IS SUPPOSED TO BE GOOD OUT TO 300 YDS. I DON'T KNOW IF IM GOOD OUT TO 300YDS, WE'LL SEE!!! IF YOU SEE MY PICS YOU'LL SEE I LIKE TO CUSTOMIZE MY GUNS WHEN I HAVE THE MONEY.
SOME DAY I WANT TO HUNT GRIZZLY WITH ONE OF MY 500 MAGS AND ELK WITH THE 460 MAG.


Whitworth
(Shootist)
07/01/11 07:19 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Rick and lgene, welcome to the forum!

Whitworth
(Shootist)
07/01/11 07:20 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

 Originally Posted By: bearskinner
Hello, Im Michael, and have been handgun hunting since the late 70's when I graduated high school.I uauassl use custom Ruger Bisley revolvers, or FA83's for hogs, bears, moose, antything under 75 yards. I usually only shoot 45LC, .454s and .475 linebaughs. For longer range, I will use a contender in 375 jdj for almost everything big, and a 6.5jdj for small stuff. I have just used them for so long, theres nothing to think about, just point and kill. I just retired this year, and am heading back to Alaska for the summer. I hunt 99% with handguns, have taken a few hundred big game animals with revolvers alone. It keeps it fun, and real. I live in Soldotna Alaska, and Menifee Calif.


Welcome, bearskinner! Hey, do you know Greg Brush by chance?


TCTex.
(Shootist)
07/01/11 08:01 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Aboard Rick and lgene!!

Duane


Team Amish 1
(member)
07/04/11 09:15 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi, my name is Roman. I've been shooting handguns, for accuracy, and in USPSA and Steel Challenge competition, for a few years now and am getting interested in hunting. Also, have a soft spot for wheelgunning. I recently stumbled across this site and look forward to getting more info and advice for my future handgun hunting endeavors. Thanks for having me!
Roman


TCTex.
(Shootist)
07/05/11 08:26 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy and Welcome Aboard Roman!

Whitworth
(Shootist)
07/05/11 08:56 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard, Roman!

Grant
(stranger)
07/27/11 10:47 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi, I'm Grant and just discovered this sight and have to say it's awesome!. I haven't had a handgun since I had a moment of stupidity and sold my Super Redhawk .454 a few years back,and never took advantage of hunting with it,something I've always regretted. Most of my hunting has been done with rifle or bow. I'm about to pick up a Taurus millenium pro in .45 for a CCW. Well that has made me excited about shooting handgun again and of course it made me start thinking about my old .454. Well, I was in cabelas here and they have a nice used Super Redhawk .454.I think I'm goimg to have to pick that up.

s4s4u
(Shootist)
07/27/11 11:18 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Grant. And, welcome back to the world of the shortgun.

chico
(stranger)
07/30/11 05:31 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello everyone, my name is Chico and I'm from Australia. I don't own a handgun of any type or even tried one but have always wanted to. As I think most of you would know, the laws governing ownership of handguns in Australia is very strict and they, the government make it very difficult to own a pistol let alone get a liscence to shoot. I hope to get the opportunity to try a few guns at the town pistol range oneday soon.

I've been a hunter with rifles, but now with a bow and arrow for over twenty years and I love being outdoors harvesting game. Handgun hunting has always interested me and I just found this site the other day and I'm living the hunt with a handgun through you fellas as well as learning more about the guns used. AS i said in my first post, please keep the stories and photographs coming and thankyou for sharing \:\)


Regards

Chico

s4s4u
(Shootist)
07/30/11 11:43 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome chico. I have a pal down under that does target shoot handguns but it is a PITA. You gotta get people in power that share your vision. Cheers, Rod.

Whitworth
(Shootist)
07/31/11 09:52 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Grant and Chico, welcome to the site!

Mike Hefner
(member)
08/13/11 01:25 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello Everyone,
After numerous posts seeking knowledge on this great site...
I thought I should officially introduce myself. Forgive me for not doing it sooner... just my being hesitant arround new folks.
Anyways, I'm 69 yrs old, in the process of a divorce that is very amicable, have a daughter who is 21 & going for her MBA as a Physicians Assistant.
I've been hunting, fishing, camping since I was 12.... love the outdoors. I grew up in New York's Westchester County, my Dad taught me fishing, my friend taught me hunting, my shop teacher taught me hunting & camping.... still learning!
Health has been going uphill after open heart and cancer surgery.
I drink too much, quit smoking 15 years ago... is this too personal? That's me!
Getting back in shape for Coyote and Grouse Hunting this Fall...
Avid Steelhead Fisherman on Lake Erie, PA Tribs... tie my own flies thanks to my Dad.

Mike


pokemtman
(stranger)
08/14/11 11:15 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome and have fun.

contenderfan
(journeyman)
09/05/11 09:06 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

New guy from Indiana here, nice looking site. Im a fan of the T/C Contender, as you probably guessed by my screen name.

Im 42, I work for a Locomotive manufacturing company. Love to hunt deer and am hoping to take my first Handgun deer this year.

s4s4u
(Shootist)
09/05/11 09:11 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome contenderfan. There are a lot of Contender fans here.

lagbolt44
(addict)
09/12/11 06:35 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello from Maine! New member here,have been impressed with both the people & info. I hunt, fish and just enjoy the outdoors. I spend time at the range with 2 grandsons 14&11,and my nephew age 9.They like to burn powder with the ole man! Hope to get them huntin,but time will tell.Problem is:14yr.old claims my blkhk45.My 11yr.old claim my Contender 44mag and my 11yr.old claimed my encore 223! Leaves me with my Bulldog44! That's ok I still get some rangetime now they're in school!LOL! Guess I'll just put hat sbhkh I've been looking at on layaway!Semper Fi!

Ernie
(Distinguished Master)
09/12/11 07:19 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to HH!

ccn
(newbie)
10/12/11 06:46 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello, my name is Chad. I have a beautiful wife and two sons. I work as a Correction Officer here in Idaho. I have been bit hard by the handgun hunting bug. I have an Encore with 204 Ruger and 460 S & W barrels, a Ruger Bisley in 45lc and a Taurus Judge with a six inch barrel. I have been highly impressed with the wealth of information and commraderie contained here on this site. I can tell you all know your stuff!

Chad (handgun hunter)
Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone!


Ernie
(Distinguished Master)
10/12/11 07:27 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to HH Chad!

johnny whitworth
(stranger)
10/17/11 10:07 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

hello -this is johnny out of ft wort tx .born and raised in texas .havnt hunted in years but looking to get back in.just bought a new blackhawk hunter in.44mag and got her scoped out.you guys have a great site glad to be here .

Whitworth
(Shootist)
10/17/11 10:15 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site, Johnny! Like your handle......


flingwinger
(member)
10/17/11 12:56 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

This site rocks! Best info and folks for handgunners.

WildShot
(stranger)
10/18/11 12:17 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Just a quick intro: The name is Paul. I’ve been an avid handgunner and hunter since the purchase of my Contender in 1975. Have gotten into blackpowder pretty heavy since then. Rifles, small and large bore, shotguns and handguns all stuffed from the front. After a lot of field time with long guns, I am looking to transfer the blackpowder bug back to my first love, handguns. Currently have a T/C Scout and Knight HK-94 in .50 and a Ruger Old Army. Stumbled upon this site a while back and am really impressed with the broad base of knowledge and topics. Hope you don’t mind me hangin’ out here for a bit and beg you tolerance if I throw my two cents worth in.

s4s4u
(Shootist)
10/18/11 12:52 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Paul. I used to have a Knight Hawkeye like your's. I regret selling it to this day and will have another soon.

Whitworth
(Shootist)
10/18/11 01:37 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

 Originally Posted By: flingwinger
This site rocks! Best info and folks for handgunners.


Semper Fi back at ya, flingwinger and welcome to the site!


Whitworth
(Shootist)
10/18/11 01:37 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

 Originally Posted By: WildShot
Just a quick intro: The name is Paul. I’ve been an avid handgunner and hunter since the purchase of my Contender in 1975. Have gotten into blackpowder pretty heavy since then. Rifles, small and large bore, shotguns and handguns all stuffed from the front. After a lot of field time with long guns, I am looking to transfer the blackpowder bug back to my first love, handguns. Currently have a T/C Scout and Knight HK-94 in .50 and a Ruger Old Army. Stumbled upon this site a while back and am really impressed with the broad base of knowledge and topics. Hope you don’t mind me hangin’ out here for a bit and beg you tolerance if I throw my two cents worth in.


Paul, welcome to the site!


cessna
(journeyman)
10/19/11 05:04 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

My name is Don. I'm new to this forum, but hunting with a handgun. My first animal was a javalina many years ago with the Super Blackhawk in the early sixties. I'm a retired engineer, and my wife and I travel alot. I hunt alot. Mostly with my handguns, and sometimes with my rifles. I'm looking at the present time to purchase my first Big Game caliber handgun. I'm undecided as to which caliber or revolver to get. I've enjoyed lurking on the sidelines. You folks have taught me a lot already. Thank you. I'm also a member of the NRA,Boone and Crockett, Dallas Safari Club. I'm not sure how much I can contribute, but am always willing.

Ernie
(Distinguished Master)
10/19/11 05:24 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Cessna.
Do you have your own plane or a pilots license?


Whitworth
(Shootist)
10/19/11 10:00 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Cessna!

cessna
(journeyman)
10/19/11 10:40 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Used to fly alot. Medical issues got in the way. I had to quit flying myself. I still spend quite a lot of time in small planes during the year, both on wheels and floats.

saz
(stranger)
10/25/11 02:28 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Here goes- My name is Jimmy and I LOVE my handguns. I dont have very many, but the ones I do have get used A LOT!!!!! I am a US Army Paratrooper, and have been on jump status for 14 years. I also get to shoot a TRUE big bore on a regular basis, a 105mm Howitzer- been an artilleryman for 16 years. I do hunt with my SBH .44 mag, but recently acuqired a 7.5" BFR in 500S&W that I am currently working loads up for. I also have a custom mold from Mountain Molds in route- she should weigh in at 550grs. I am currently stationed in Alaska and the critters can get pretty big up here, and I believe in the saying that there is no such thing as TOO dead. I am glad to be a part of the forum and look forward to the chit chat.

Jimmy


GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
10/25/11 02:32 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome aboard Jimmy, wait that sounds like a Navy term, just welcome.

Whitworth
(Shootist)
10/25/11 02:43 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site, Jimmy!

dc74
(old hand)
10/25/11 03:33 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome jimmy .

TCTex.
(Shootist)
10/26/11 05:03 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Sorry I haven't been around...

Welcome aboard to all!!!!!!!!!!


mrfry
(stranger)
11/17/11 09:26 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello fellow hunters - I'm Anthony and I live in Ohio. I've used my Taurus 44mag with a red dot (got it in a trade) to take about 5 does in the past 5 years. This year I will be using my 45LC RBH with open sights. We do alot of drives during gun season so open sights will help in the brush. Gun seasons starts Nov 28th! I'm Pumped! I will definately post pics of any deer harvested.

s4s4u
(Shootist)
11/17/11 10:09 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Good luck on the hunt and welcome to HH, Anthony. That Ruger will serve you well.

Wyatt 545
(journeyman)
11/17/11 11:14 PM
New Here

Thank yall for having me. I've been lurking awhile, but decided to get on board. I look forward to sharing and more important, learning. Thanks again.

s4s4u
(Shootist)
11/17/11 11:19 PM
Re: New Here

Thanks for shoutin' out. What you shootin'?

doc with a glock
(old hand)
11/17/11 11:20 PM
Re: New Here

Wyatt,

Welcome to HHM. What are you're interests, experiences, etc.?

Doc


Dave Tarbell
(addict)
11/17/11 11:24 PM
Re: New Here

Welcome its good to have you along.

Wyatt 545
(journeyman)
11/17/11 11:30 PM
Re: New Here

Cop with 13 years on. Firearms instructor.

I have hunted with my Bisley 5.5" 45 Colt for years for fun, but I have been taking it out more and more as my primary hunting pistol. I also just ordered a 14" 35 Rem for my Contender and look forward to loading up some bullets.

Thoughts on a load for the 35 Rem.

Thought I would start with the 180s and 200s with ~40 gr of H322


Lone Ranger
(stranger)
11/20/11 02:10 AM
Re: New Here

Hi everyone, my name is Larry and I am originally from Arkansas, but have lived in Texas since 1972.

I have been a hunter my entire life and a handgun hunter for nearly 40 years and in that time have collected quite a few handguns. Here is a list of my big-bore handguns that I use:

S&W 29 44mag with 8 3/8" barrel
S&W 629 44mag with 6" barrel
S&W 629 44mag Mountain Gun with 4" barrel
Ruger Redhawk 44 mag with 7 1/2" barrel and variable scope
Ruger Redhawk 44 mag with 5" barrel
Ruger Superblackhawk 44 mag with 7 1/2" barrel
Freedom Arms Premier Grade 454 Casull with 7 1/2" barrel and variable scope
Freedom Arms Premier Grade 454 Casull with 6" barrel
S&W 460XVR with 8 3/8" barrel and variable scope
S&W 500 mag with 4" barrel
TC Encore 30-06 with 15" barrel and variable scope

I am a new poster to the forum and will be happy to share any info or knowledge that I may have, but look even more forward to the knowledge and info that I can gain from this forum.


s4s4u
(Shootist)
11/20/11 02:27 AM
Re: New Here

Welcome Larry, you appear to be well equipped.

Whitworth
(Shootist)
11/20/11 09:43 AM
Re: New Here

Welcome to the madness, Larry!

dc74
(old hand)
11/20/11 02:50 PM
Re: New Here

welcome to the site ...

shooter458
(stranger)
11/20/11 09:33 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello all been handguning since i turned 21 1979. I hunt with ruger blackhawk in 45LC 4.5/8 or a super blackhawk in 7.1/2.I also collect 1911,s and own a couple glocks but here in pa,we can't hunt with semi,s.My name is jeff i work as a auto technician in a new car dealer.and live in south central pa.

s4s4u
(Shootist)
11/20/11 10:12 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the madness Jeff.

wolf049
(stranger)
11/21/11 12:42 AM
Re: New Here

Hello all, My name is Mike and I live here in the NW, WA. I'm retired,23 yrs, from the US Army and curretly working for Boeing. I'm a newbe to hunting large game with a handgun.
My collection of handguns;
1) Ruger MK II 50th Ann.
2) S&W 637
3) S&W 686 6"
4) FNP40
5) S&W PC 629 7"
6) Ruger Bisley Conv. 45 ACP/45 Colt
7) Kimber 45 ACP 25th Ann.
8) Ruger Old Army 45 BP


Whitworth
(Shootist)
11/21/11 06:46 AM
Re: New Here

shooter458 and Mike, welcome to the site!

Tobias_Dunlap
(journeyman)
11/21/11 01:56 PM
Re: New Here

Looks like were over 7000 strong now!!! How cool is that?

dc74
(old hand)
11/21/11 02:10 PM
Re: New Here

welcome guys hope to swap stories soon.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
11/21/11 02:32 PM
Re: New Here

Welcome Aboard Gents!!

Robert W., why dont you post on this thread and say howdy!

Hoo Yaa Army

Duane


wolf049
(stranger)
11/21/11 03:18 PM
Re: New Here

Thanks for the warm welcome.
Hoo Yaa back at cha Navy.


**DONOTDELETE**
()
11/22/11 10:15 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello all, I am an old member but now have co.e back after 2.5 years do to a move and living off grid. I went by Rupe and now I go by Rupe430. My old login didn't work. I WAS from Springfield, Oregon and am now from Christmas Valley, Oregon. I live 20 miles from the border of nowhere and can hunt as soon as I walk out the door inro the High Desert. I have been Handgun Hunting for about 12 or so years now. I hunt with a SBH .44mag Hunter most of the time, but just picked up a Striker in .308 for the long ranges over here. I love calling in Bears and coyotes, but hunt any game I can. I see alot of old names here still and am glad they are still here. I have really missed this forum. I am on a cell phone so I can't post pics. It's not a smart enough phone I guess. Any way nice to be back! Rupe

s4s4u
(Shootist)
11/22/11 10:20 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome back Rupe, good to see you again ;-)

**DONOTDELETE**
()
11/22/11 10:32 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Thank you s4s4u!

686
(stranger)
11/23/11 06:50 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm not much for introductions, but I'm very much for videos. \:\)


165 Yard Ground Hog 357 Kill

I'm glad I found this place!

TCTex.
(Shootist)
11/23/11 06:57 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

You will fit right in 686!! LOL

WELCOME ABOARD!!


Whitworth
(Shootist)
11/23/11 07:06 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site, 686!

TexasVine
(journeyman)
11/26/11 04:53 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm Mike and I live and hunt in Central Texas. A long time rifle hunter turning into a hangun hunter. Recently purchased a Bisley Hunter in 44 mag and a Dan and Wesson 715 in 357 mag. Glad I found this site!

GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
11/26/11 04:55 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hey Mike,

Welcome to the site from a fellow Central Texan.

Gary


Chief RID
(member)
11/27/11 02:35 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Just checking in. I walked out in the deer woods yesterday with only the SBH on my side. I should have nailed a cottontail but I had this notion I may see a deer. I did not. I have added a Smith 21-4 Thunder Ranch to my collection. It shoots good and load development is going well.

s4s4u
(Shootist)
11/27/11 02:47 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Nice to see ya agin Chief. Take care.

Niels Henrik Seidler
(stranger)
11/27/11 05:02 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hello all

My Name is Niels and I come from Denmark.
Im brand new to handgun hunting but have been hunting with rifle for about 6 years. I have been shooting revolvers for about 4 years now (targetshooting) and want to try hunting with them now. Hva just purchased a FA 83 in 454 casull witch I believe will be good for the big boars (300+ pounds) we have at my families place.
I do my own reloading as well.
Im really glad I found this site.....lots of interesting and useful articles and forums.


s4s4u
(Shootist)
11/27/11 05:52 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Niels.

GaryAdministrator
(Distinguished Master)
11/28/11 01:48 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Niels. That 454 will be great fun and plenty for boar. Have you seen the FA page? http://www.handgunhunt.com/freedom_arms.php

Whitworth
(Shootist)
11/28/11 02:17 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the site and welcome to handgun hunting, Niels!

TCTex.
(Shootist)
11/28/11 02:55 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Aboard Neals!

**DONOTDELETE**
()
11/29/11 11:20 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

WELCOME to all of you new members. This is a great place to learn and make friends. Happy Hamdgunning Rupe

Jeff686
(member)
12/01/11 09:09 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Hi all, just found the forum and I'm excited! Name's Jeff and I took my first whitetail with my S&W 686 no dash 357 with a handloaded 158 grain XTP pushed with14.9 grains of 2400 and a mag primer. Max load stepped up gradually. I'm getting a chrono for xmas, so my handloading will be a bit more scientific. On that note, I'm a biologist by degree and trade.

dc74
(old hand)
12/01/11 09:33 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

welcome jeff686

texasbilly
(newbie)
12/03/11 09:47 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

hi im Billy im from texas i have been hunting since i was 6 im 43 now i have used every method of hunting except handgun and now im ready to come full circle with this i have used a single shot rifle for years because one shot is all you need if you are a good hunter and experanced in the outdoors it just makes since to go for a handgun at this time i love a new challenge and look forword to all your help . for a man can never stop learning or he stops living

s4s4u
(Shootist)
12/04/11 12:11 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Billy, you got the right attitude ;-)

TCTex.
(Shootist)
12/04/11 10:44 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Aboard!

RJL61
(stranger)
12/12/11 03:32 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Well, I am a retired fish hatchery Supervisor from WI. I enjoy shooting/hunting with muzzleloaders and own three flinters. Also have an inline. I also use centerfire and rimfire rifles, shotguns and have presently 2 handguns, a 22 cal Ruger semiauto and a Taurus Judge. I have used, bought and sold a few long and short guns in my 61 years. I would like to try hunting deer with handgun. I am considering 10 mm, but barrel length is an issue in WI. Also thinking about a 41 mag. I have shot but not hunted with 44mag Ruger and TC with a 3030 barrel previously. Looking to learn something here to help me make up my mind. WI now also has CCW so I am interested in that as well.

s4s4u
(Shootist)
12/12/11 03:49 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome. Have you thought of the 45LC? Can be loaded however you want it.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
12/12/11 03:51 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Howdy and Welcome Aboars!!

You had me at Flinters!!!!!!


Whitworth
(Shootist)
12/13/11 11:47 AM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome to the madness, and welcome to the forum!

hfischer
(newbie)
12/15/11 09:10 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

I'm Harvey from Michigan. New to site. Service technician for heating and cooling company.Shot my first deer with handgun in 2000. Long guns now collect dust in gun cabinet. Hunt big game with Ruger .44, small game with ruger .22lr or Taurus .22mag. Have Beretta 9mm for target and Glock .45 for carry. Former Sheriff Reserve deputy, but 3 Kids now take up all spare time.

TCTex.
(Shootist)
12/15/11 09:38 PM
Re: Roll Call Round 2

Welcome Aboard Harvey!

s4s4u
(Shootist)
12/15/11 10:13 PM
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