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Login Name Post: Cap & Ball Revolver vs. Modern Handgun Qualification Course        (Topic#308495)
hrfunk 
32 Cal.
Posts: 37
10-13-18 06:26 AM - Post#1706754    

    In response to Grumpa

  • Grumpa Said:
Nicely done.

Those old guns got the job done back when they were the latest technology, and they can still get it done today.


And the second (3rd, 4th...) gun for a quick "reload", that was a common tactic in the War Between the States. I've seen photos of Missouri partisans with 6 and 8 revolvers. I don't think there was much cylinder swapping in a cavalry melee.

I enjoyed the video.

Richard/Grumpa









Thanks Richard! I'm glad you liked it!

HRF


 
BullRunBear 
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Posts: 651
10-13-18 10:25 AM - Post#1706776    

    In response to hrfunk

Really nice video. Thanks for letting us know about it. I'm not surprised that the C&B revolver did the job. Their accuracy is so much better than most people think.

And I like the way you solved the tactical reload portion. It is historically correct and gives us another reason to get another gun.

Jeff

 
hrfunk 
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Posts: 37
10-13-18 02:18 PM - Post#1706807    

    In response to BullRunBear

  • BullRunBear Said:
Really nice video. Thanks for letting us know about it. I'm not surprised that the C&B revolver did the job. Their accuracy is so much better than most people think.

And I like the way you solved the tactical reload portion. It is historically correct and gives us another reason to get another gun.

Jeff



Ahh, yes. That Sheriff's Model. I really like what I'm seeing with that one. I can't wait to spend some more time with it!

HRF


 
R.C.Bingaman 
40 Cal.
Posts: 293
10-14-18 09:25 PM - Post#1707018    

    In response to hrfunk

I find it strange that the state has no requirements for this issue. As a firearms instructor for a major state agency in Maryland this is a often discussed issue as to weapon retention. It is nice that the officers take it upon themselves to insure retention. But this would make me question the availability to your partners weapon if a situation should arise, and their side arm is needed. Not being familiar with the release features. As to the course of fire it was nice to see some rudimentary tactical movement incorporated. The yardage is basic and I would bet on based on F.B.I. data that most involved incidents are 7 yds. or under. Not ruffing your feathers there was some issues I found interesting. STAY SAFE.- R.C.

 
hrfunk 
32 Cal.
Posts: 37
10-15-18 06:33 AM - Post#1707039    

    In response to R.C.Bingaman

  • R.C.Bingaman Said:
I find it strange that the state has no requirements for this issue. As a firearms instructor for a major state agency in Maryland this is a often discussed issue as to weapon retention. It is nice that the officers take it upon themselves to insure retention. But this would make me question the availability to your partners weapon if a situation should arise, and their side arm is needed. Not being familiar with the release features. As to the course of fire it was nice to see some rudimentary tactical movement incorporated. The yardage is basic and I would bet on based on F.B.I. data that most involved incidents are 7 yds. or under. Not ruffing your feathers there was some issues I found interesting. STAY SAFE.- R.C.



Interestingly, the former course had a good deal of tactical application. There were stages that required officers to shoot while moving. There was a low-light stage. There were stages that required shooting from cover, and there was a long-range stage. The entire course required 60 rounds to complete. There were two groups who became very vocally opposed to that course. They were police academy commanders who were unhappy about having to fail cadets who could not learn to shoot well enough to pass the qualification course; and, administrators of large departments who did not like having to shell out the money for a 60 round course times however many hundred/thousand officers they employed for annual qualification. The peace officer training commission subsequently capitulated to these two groups and we ended up with what I like to call the "Helen Keller Commemorative Qualification Course". The patrol rifle and handgun courses are bad enough, but you should see the shotgun course for a real eye-opener. I think it was devised by someone who hates shooting a shotgun! In any case, I think our present firearms qualification standard is an embarrassment. Part of the reason I make these videos is to demonstrate just how easy they are to pass (even with antique/obsolete firearms). Sorry for the rant, I haven't had enough coffee yet this morning!

HRF

Edited by hrfunk on 10-15-18 06:37 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Artificer 
Cannon
Posts: 7872
10-15-18 08:31 AM - Post#1707050    

    In response to hrfunk

  • hrfunk Said:
  • Artificer Said:
BTW, would your holster have been considered "approved" by Ohio LEO qualification standards? Maybe I missed it, but I don't remember seeing a clear image of your holster.

Gus



There are no "state-wide" guidelines for holsters. That is up to the individual departments.

HRF



I asked that question for a few reasons. I thought you were using some kind of more modern style holster and not a period flap holster, because you were not twisting your arm to get the revolver out of the holster.

I used a reproduction swivel/flap U.S. Cavalry holster when I went through the NRA Police Firearms Instructors Course. The only reason I used that holster was because though it was not the best holster I owned, it was the best holster they would allow me to use on Guard Duty as the Officer of the Day. My intent was I wanted to go through the course with my "Duty" firearm and gear. Well, that was almost a big mistake as that flap holster really slowed me down for quickly drawing the pistol.

Gus



 
BillinOregon 
Cannon
Posts: 6545
10-15-18 08:37 AM - Post#1707052    

    In response to Artificer

Gus, lots of conventional holsters without flaps for percussion revolvers in Rattenbury's "Packing Iron." My copy has seen so much use it is coming apart.

 
hrfunk 
32 Cal.
Posts: 37
10-15-18 09:17 AM - Post#1707062    

    In response to Artificer

  • Artificer Said:
  • hrfunk Said:
  • Artificer Said:
BTW, would your holster have been considered "approved" by Ohio LEO qualification standards? Maybe I missed it, but I don't remember seeing a clear image of your holster.

Gus



There are no "state-wide" guidelines for holsters. That is up to the individual departments.

HRF



I asked that question for a few reasons. I thought you were using some kind of more modern style holster and not a period flap holster, because you were not twisting your arm to get the revolver out of the holster.

I used a reproduction swivel/flap U.S. Cavalry holster when I went through the NRA Police Firearms Instructors Course. The only reason I used that holster was because though it was not the best holster I owned, it was the best holster they would allow me to use on Guard Duty as the Officer of the Day. My intent was I wanted to go through the course with my "Duty" firearm and gear. Well, that was almost a big mistake as that flap holster really slowed me down for quickly drawing the pistol.

Gus





Just to clarify, the holster I used for the 8" NMA (which was all but three shots), was a reproduction of a mid-19th century "slim-jim" style. The 5.5" Sheriff's model was drawn from a modern, generic, open-top holster. That was really the only holster I had that would fit the revolver and allow me to cross-draw from it.

HRF

Edited by hrfunk on 10-15-18 09:18 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Artificer 
Cannon
Posts: 7872
10-15-18 10:23 AM - Post#1707073    

    In response to BillinOregon

Hi Bill,

Good point and you are correct a Slim Jim holster without a flap is period correct. I assumed he was using a more modern holster for the full length Remington, because of the modern cross draw holster he used for the short barreled revolver.

Gus

 
Artificer 
Cannon
Posts: 7872
10-15-18 10:25 AM - Post#1707075    

    In response to hrfunk

I was really curious about the holster you used. Thanks for the clarification.

Gus

 
DoubleDeuce 1 
69 Cal.
Posts: 3154
10-15-18 04:34 PM - Post#1707115    

    In response to hrfunk

I enjoyed your video. The bit about the reload ? Cheat to win...

I bet we could trade stories about bean counting administrative brass, and others. That would take a lot of coffee...

 
R.C.Bingaman 
40 Cal.
Posts: 293
10-15-18 05:08 PM - Post#1707120    

    In response to hrfunk

I can appreciate your frustrations all too often the guy behind the desk is making the decisions that may affect the officer on the street. This seems to be a on going situation when ever there is money involved, it has never made sense to me to cut corners no matter what when there is a possibility someone could pay dearly.R.C.

 
hrfunk 
32 Cal.
Posts: 37
10-15-18 05:24 PM - Post#1707125    

    In response to DoubleDeuce 1

  • DoubleDeuce 1 Said:
I enjoyed your video. The bit about the reload ? Cheat to win...

I bet we could trade stories about bean counting administrative brass, and others. That would take a lot of coffee...



or bourbon!

HRF

 
Gotspark 
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Posts: 232
10-15-18 08:38 PM - Post#1707149    

    In response to hrfunk

I just bought a revolver(1860 army) and was looking for a good holster for it. Where might one locate a well made slim Jim holster ?Or is there a good place to have a look a several different styles of holsters. Truthfully at this point im not sure what i want or what is available. Really enjoyed the vid, nicely done... Jack

 
azmntman 
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azmntman
10-15-18 09:25 PM - Post#1707158    

    In response to R.C.Bingaman

  • R.C.Bingaman Said:
I can appreciate your frustrations all too often the guy behind the desk is making the decisions that may affect the officer on the street. This seems to be a on going situation when ever there is money involved, it has never made sense to me to cut corners no matter what when there is a possibility someone could pay dearly.R.C.



I'm about the right wingest conservative cheapskate around.....that said I would GLADLY pay more tax dollars to put 2 cops in every car. It's 2018 folks and things may never go back to Wally n Beaver times


 
hrfunk 
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Posts: 37
10-16-18 06:47 AM - Post#1707195    

    In response to Gotspark

  • Gotspark Said:
I just bought a revolver(1860 army) and was looking for a good holster for it. Where might one locate a well made slim Jim holster ?Or is there a good place to have a look a several different styles of holsters. Truthfully at this point im not sure what i want or what is available. Really enjoyed the vid, nicely done... Jack



If memory serves, MidwayUSA sells a slim-jim repro.

HRF

Edited by hrfunk on 10-16-18 06:47 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Boomer 
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Posts: 106
10-16-18 12:00 PM - Post#1707268    

    In response to hrfunk

Enjoyable & entertaining video, thanks for sharing. You just earned another sub!

You can greatly reduce the fouling of the pistol by putting some lube over the bullets. When fired the lube gets splattered on the forcing cone & arbor keeping it lubed up & running smoothly. You can easily get 3x the shots out of a C&B revolver before you HAVE to clean them. I typically use Crisco as a cheap & readily available lube. It is also a good at preventing a chain fire which your wads do as well. With the lube though you dont need the wads unless you want to compress your load.
Another expedient is to just pull the cylinder & wipe it down with a rag.

  • hrfunk Said:
I've got to get a Colt repro one of these days so I can compare them.

HRF



Depending on where you live in the Buckeye I could borrow you a couple to try out. I live in Kentucky but work in Cincinnati. I pretty much have every model that has been made a repro of except the Walker.

While I like my Remingtons I love my Colts. Much smoother & better pointers though the Remmy's do have an edge in accuracy.


 
hrfunk 
32 Cal.
Posts: 37
10-16-18 12:51 PM - Post#1707278    

    In response to Boomer

Thanks for the offer. I’m 3+ hours north of you, so I doubt you’ll want to make that trip. Sooner or later I’ll get one of my own. I’ve always liked the styling of the 1860 Army!

HRF

 
Gotspark 
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Posts: 232
10-16-18 04:27 PM - Post#1707312    

    In response to hrfunk

Thank you, I happened upon Cochise leather and decided on an 1800’s style black powder rig. Look forward to seeing more of your videos...

Edited by Gotspark on 10-16-18 04:32 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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