Archive for January, 2008

S&W Model 28 Highway Patrolman

Posted in Uncategorized on January 16, 2008 by recoiltherapy

Found a nice Smith & Wesson 28-2 today in a local gun shop ( and also bought another Smith in a local pawn and paid more there…backwards, I know!).

It is a 6″ model that dates to ’66 or ’67. Has a little honest wear, but isĀ  in excellent shape mechanically. The target grips are probably not original, as this model would have most likely came with service stocks. $350 later (tax and all) and it’s home with me. This thing just begs to be shot. The larger N frame really soaks up the .357 Magnum recoil. Shooting .38 Specials through this one would be child’s play!

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Waiting periods suck….

Posted in Uncategorized on January 13, 2008 by recoiltherapy

I recently bought a S&W revolver from a pawn shop located inside the city limits of a local town. Somewhere in the back of my mind I probably knew that the city had a mandatory 3 day waiting period on handguns, but it didn’t register until they actually handed me the form. Keeping in mind I had already filled out the 4473 and passed the NICS, what else do they possibly want to know about me?

The city form had 6 or 7 questions, all similar to ones on the 4473 . Plus, I have purchased and owned several handguns before this transaction. Seems to me that the Mayor could take the money alloted to shuffling this paperwork and put another officer on the street actually fighting CRIME.

Enough ranting for now, it just doesn’t sit well when a local liberal mayor decides that I (the law abiding citizen) need watching when their city has much greater problems that need addressing.