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Taurus Revolver holster

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So after Lusting after Joe S.' Dan Wesson 744 I've decided I'm going to buy a wheel gun.

I see no since in going down to a .357 when I carry a .45 around every day. So it's .44 mag all the way.

I guess I've decided on the Taurus model 44. I'm kind of torn between 6.5" and 4" sizes right now, I honestly don't know enough about .44 mag ballistics to be knowledgeable about any real difference in ranged accuracy. I've found both for less than 500, NIB from the same dealer I bought my XD through. So it will only be a few weeks to a month before I buy. (Guess I'll trick myself into believing this is my birthday present)

Either way, I'm having a hard time finding a good selection of holsters. I'd like a leather holster, something that covers the entire weapon and does not allow it to lean away from the body. and something I could wear on my waist and cover with a jacket during the cold months. I know I'll probably end up with a nylon holster for vehicle carry, horse back, and trail riding.

Since you fellas have been shooting and carrying a lot longer than I have, I figured I'd bring it up here.
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Joe S, yeah I practice with .38s, but carry 158 grain sjhp. I started working out with ketlebells a few weeks ago and it strengthens the hands and grip so much, really the whole body, you really don't feel much difference in the magnum loads. If anyone wants to get good cardio while at the same time increase their strength endurance, try swinging a kettlebell.

James D., that's a Lincoln isn't it. SWEET RIDE. Great price. I'm in love with the boxy Lincoln Town Cars from the late '80s. I found a couple, but the people wanted nearly the same price as they paid for them new in the 1980's.
I got lucky with this one, it's a '91, has the 4.6L SOHC "modular" engine, and a kick-down cable AOD 4 speed. It's got an open 8.8 rear with I believe 3.23 gears. I am considering removing a limited slip and the 3.55 gears from an explorer, bronco, or mustang and dropping them in for better fuel economy.

I've always been into cars, and I have some plans for this one that I'm sure most of the guys riding around in "big body" cars will disagree with.

Right now, I'm going to try and go with an old rat-rod theme since it's in need of paint, it's going John Deere Blitz Black. And I believe the Cragar series 67 deluxe wheels will set it off nicely.

It should be a pretty KOOL car when I'm finished with it.
Sounds cool. Good price for sure. Could probably get twice that for the motor. I always liked that body style. I think you should lift it and put some 36" wheels on it personally. Lol. J/k
As long as it rides like a luxury car, go for it. I'd keep it away from Jackson. Here, if they can't steal it, they want to play bumper cars with it! Can't wait to get out of here!
Oh no... it'll definitely still ride on 15" wheels with the factory regulated 215/70/R15 tires, and no adjustments to the suspension at all. Just a change of appearance really.
James D. You ever worked on a diesel truck engine? I bought a M1009 army blazer last year from a Rea Brothers auction in Pearl. This thing must have set up for a while. I'm going to the poor house trying to keep this old army truck running. What's most maddening is, the stuff I pay mechanics to fix never is fixed right!
I'm no mechanic but I seem to do a better job!

I was enlisted as a 63B but did not undergo the training for maintenancing the M1009 diesel.

Turning wrenches isn't a real hard thing, have a look at this wiki page ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_Diesel_V8_engine ) to learn a little bit, and I would advise joining a forum for help.

Another good site is http://www.msorc.com/forums.php (formerly MS Mud Club), I know a lot of the members, and am a member myself, there are several people on that board with M1009's that could help you trouble shoot it and would be willing to assist you in repairs.

Mind if I ask what kind of issues you're having?
Right now it's electrical. I've put two new heavy duty battery's from walmart in it, had the two alternators re-built twice, new glow plugs, new fuel line, and lubed everything. The volts gauge is in the yellow, instead of green,even though I've checked the battery's and they are fully charged. Maybe the starter is out. It won't start. I think this weekend after I check the fusses again, I'm going to remove and take both alternators and the starter to Graves Auto Electric, have them rebuilt. I'm also going to take this crazy 24 volt crap off so I can buy parts at the local parts store.
I also have to check were the oil and fuel leeks originate from. Lots of work.

That's awesome! James D hijacked his own thread! :D
Yeah.... I'm bad about that... Hah, at least it's my thread to do it in
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