40 grains worth of smoke signal

45 Colt carbine just fired

45 Colt carbine just fired

A five-foot tall woman with a 45Colt carbine can protect herself from most North American predators, whether two or four legged types. 300 grain bullet at 1600-1700fps is just above 50AE in energy and penetration. Should the ten round magazine prove insufficient up close, two six-shooters of the same caliber are close to hand.

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13 Responses to 40 grains worth of smoke signal

  1. von Krag says:

    I have long loved the .45 Long Colt above all revolver cartridges. Thanks for the great pic. BTW is the model into CASS?

    • Oleg Volk says:

      She shot CASS in the past but her gear was borrowed…she no longer has it and full-time school plus full-time job compete for her time. She’s a shooter overall, primarily with a Sig P225.

  2. perspicuity says:

    alas, the .45 is no match for the tick 🙂

  3. [appleseed instructor channels]
    What awful stance–the head is tilted, no cheekweld, gripping the forestock, no NPOA acquired, and I can tell there was no respiratory pause!


    • Oleg Volk says:

      I should print this large and see what Appleseed class reaction would be on day 2 🙂

    • Cyde Weys says:

      I took an Appleseed class. I agree with just about everything you just said, save for the “gripping the forestock” comment. What do you mean by that? In Appleseed we were shooting 22s from a position supported by a sling, so the sling tension countered the recoil. That’s why it was acceptable to simply rest the fore-end in the hand.

      However, when firing from a non-sling-supported position, especially offhand, don’t you need to grab the fore-end to control muzzle rise and force it down for the next shot? If you simply lay the rifle in your hand, won’t it jump up a bit after each shot, delaying the next shot?

  4. Timtad says:

    Can you tell me the make/model of the rifle and the pistol(s).

  5. Camtec says:

    Dayem, (southern for damn) that looks like black powder and the model looks like Neda

  6. Camtec says:

    Oops, I didn’t read the 40 grains of smoke- my bad.

  7. Uno Mas says:

    Yes, it’s an Uberti 1873 Winchester clone. I shoot a near cousin: the Uberti 1866 Yellowboy in .38 Special in CAS competitions. Wonderful rifles. Small thing Oleg, if your readers are looking to buy that exact firearm, they will need to look for the ’73 Short Rifle with a 20″ barrel, instead of the 18″ carbine. The carbine has a much different barrel band and front sight.

    BTW, you fetching young model has excellent tastes! From her choice of calibers, to the 1873 short rifle, her Rugers, and finally the John Wayne money belt and holster rig. Doin’ it in fine style!

    A big YeeHAW from this Cowboy shooter!

  8. xl_target says:

    If you’ve shot CASS, you’ll know that you have to get those 10 shots off as fast as you can. You’d better be gripping the fore end firmly or you’re not going to be able to run that lever as fast. CASS is a lot of fun but if you want to be competitive, you’ve got to be fast.
    With the weight of the rifle, and a pistol round, you can get by without a firm cheek weld. Not ideal by any means but the recoil is low enough that you’re not going to get slapped too hard. Being right handed and having a dominant left eye makes rifle shooting a challenge. The right hand being more dexterous and being needed to run the lever fast makes for that awkward shooting pose.
    Not many people are going to say too much to you when you can put all ten shots on the target faster than most of them. She can.

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