New Toy

CZ93X62

Redlands, Kalifornistan
Buckshot/Rick Tunell abducted me yesterday afternoon just as the World Cup ended well for the USA vs. England. He wanted to gloat some more about the little Colt Police Positive he got at a local toy store last week, and confirm that it was indeed a 32 S&W Long caliber. To this end we brought along a few 32 SWLs I had on hand, loaded and ready.

These plunked into the chambers without a bobble, which was no surprise after reading the "32 Police" stamping on the 4" barrel. This one has the nice square sight set that my Police Positive in 38 S&W has. Cute little critter.

I have been palavering around for some months about getting a 22 Win Rimfire Magnum revolver to pair up with my CZ 455 Varmint bolter in that caliber. Being in a gunshop, it only made sense to check stock with the supplier to see if My Heart's Desire was available. Nicely enough--it was. Ruger Single-Six stainless #0662, the 7.5" barrel with dovetailed rib to mount a scope if so desired. It is a close match to the Ruger Bisley Hunter in 44 Mag that I snagged around Christmas 2018. It has the plow-handle grip, which will likely get replaced with a Pachmayr neoprene set so that my ring and small fingers have a place to go on the grip frame. I have a little time-in-grade with the Single-Sixes, and they tend to migrate away like the 10/22s do into the hands of daughters and nephews and sons-in-law. THIS ONE STAYS, you rotten kids--they are making enough coin now to be able to afford their own dang war toys. I spoil my wife and rotten children something awful. Where was I........oh, the new revolver. I doubt that the new gun will ever see or use its 22 LR cylinder--this one is all about the 22 Magnum.

Another long-delayed purchase was 500 each of "unleaded ammo" in 22 LR and 22 Magnum. Lead ammo for hunting went the way of 8-track tape decks as of 2 days ago in Kalifornistan. When in Rome......now I can hunt legally with the rimfires. The shop owner mentioned that Cal-DFW--at least locally--were not enforcing the lead ban for hunting ammo, per the local warden. That is nice enough for local hunting, but these are the sorts of arrangements that can vary by district IME. I am not going to lose a firearm AND 3 years of hunting and fishing rights for a chicken---- ticket that is 100% preventable. When in Rome.......I don't like it, but it's not a mountain worth dying on either.

Rick brought me home after I depleted my disposable income in this profligate manner, all in a lather to get online and order components from Graf's for his new-to-him Colt PP. I kinda created this monster, his late-in-life attraction to (as he calls them) "revolters". It only seemed right that I supply him with enough RCBS 32-98-SWCs to get him good and hooked on the caliber and mould design. This casting has been the most predictably accurate 32 caliber revolver bullet I have ever owned. I have owned the mould since c. 1985, and I have no idea how many bullets I have cast with it. LOTS would be my best estimate. He is already plotting a campaign of pin-gauging and bore slugging within an hour of the little wheelgun clearing the DROS process.
 

CZ93X62

Redlands, Kalifornistan
It will come home on 7/19. As usual, the Single-Six OEM grip frame is a bit small for my big old paws. The Pachmayr neoprene Presentation sets for S/S and BH grip frames fit my hands pretty well, but they seem like a bit much on these smaller-framed 22 rimfires. That is NOT the case on this 7.5" heavy-contour barrel--the Pachs or one of the Hogue neoprenes will feel right at home. Like my 6-shot S&W Model 617, this one is kind of a "chunk" for a 22 rimfire handgun, but I adore that 617--and I see the Single-Six getting similar affections.