Friday FGS

| February 7, 2020

Anyone ID this revolver?

Homeowner shoots suspected burglar at northeast Houston home
Houston police are investigating the attempted break-in and shooting.

Author: Doug Delony
HOUSTON — A homeowner said he woke up to find a burglar reaching into his home in Fifth Ward overnight, according to police.

Officers with the Houston Police Department responded to the 1800 block of Capron at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday. They found a man shot in the back.

A homeowner said earlier in the evening he heard a noise, and when he went to investigate he found the man reaching into his home where the A/C unit is.

The homeowner went to the front of his house and retrieved a pistol. That’s when the homeowner confronted the alleged burglar and shot him.

The wounded suspect is expected to survive, according to Lt. R. Wilkens with HPD.

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Read the rest here: KHOU

One dead after attempting to rob Fairmont, WV, business with fake gun

FAIRMONT — A 75-year-old man was shot to death Wednesday morning after allegedly attempting to rob the West Side Trading Post Pawn Shop with a fake gun, according to police.

A statement released by the Fairmont Police Department said the man, whose name has not been released, attempted to rob the shop at around 11:42 a.m.

The release states that the man presented a fake — but realistic-looking — gun to the shop’s owner behind the counter, who in turn drew his own gun and shot the older man multiple times.

When police responded to the scene, the man was found unresponsive inside the business, and he later died, according to the release.

While the investigation remains ongoing, the release states that there did seem to be reasonable use of deadly force on the part of the shop owner.

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Read the rest here: WV News

Home invasion suspect, posing as sheriff’s deputy, shot, killed by homeowner near Lindsay

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — A frightening situation for a Tulare County family started when they heard banging on their front door at around ten Tuesday night.

“They can hear them yelling ‘Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff’s Office,’ says Tulare County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Torres. “The victims thought it was odd that it was late hours, so the suspects then forced their way into the living room area, they busted the front door.”

At this point, Torres says the homeowner knew for sure that the people at the door were not sheriff’s deputies, as they weren’t wearing law enforcement uniforms.

That’s when Torres says the homeowner and suspects started shooting at each other.

One suspect was hit in the upper body and died at the scene. The other suspects got away.

The homeowner’s wife, child, and another man were inside the house at the time. Thankfully, nobody was hurt.

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Read the rest here: ABC 30

More range time, Delta Whiskies and Whiskettes. My folks hail from West Virginia- real friendly people there, until they’re not. So a Full House today with two DRTs and one each inconvenienced and in the wind.

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Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman

Seventy five y.o., with a fake gun, trying to rob a pawn shop.
(shakes head, facepalm, walks away…)
Well, he’ll never make that mistake again.

5th/77th FA

Nothing like a full house FIRST thing on a Friday FGS. Wonder if the old fella in WV mighta had a death wish of some sort?

‘pears like an example of Mr. Sam Colt’s work in a .45 long. 1872/3? Sheriffs Model Peacemaker in some configurations others a “New Army.” That would be my quick guess without doing a Google Foo. Either way….hubba hubba hubba. One of your prized safe queens? I know that rgr769 and I would covet it.

Steve 1371

Hawes, J P Sour and sons. Western Marshal?


Almost impossible to know exactly what SAA copy pistol it is, but with what seems to be a bunch of warnign lettes on the barrel, I’d guess an older custom Ruger Vaquero (They made case hardened frames with bluded barrels in their “old” models) The hammer seems to be flat and low, not the standard SAA hammer. I’d guess the ammo is likely .45LC, and the bullets seem to be hard cast for reloading.


Oh man, is a spell check needed-especially for pre-coffee posts!


That’s what I’m thinking, crucible


The fat ejector pin says old style Ruger.


Nope. That is an Italian made copy of the Colt Single Action Army in .45 Long Colt caliber. This one has modifications to appeal to the Cowboy Action Shooter. They are: wide spur hammer, four inch barrel, and checkered one piece grips.

5th/77th FA

Damn, I love it when I get an opinion that agrees with mine from a trusted professional. Thanks Counselor!

Guess ‘Ed gonna come up with some 16 inch stuff for tomorrow…you know…cause he can. Or maybe a nice Navy Colt, brass framed in a .36.


I just confirmed what I suspected. This pistol is the Uberti made “El Patron Mounted Shooter” model. It has a low wide hammer spur and the shorter 4″ barrel which makes it easier to cock and reholster while your horse is moving at “full tilt boogie.” Mounted Cowboy Action shooting is like barrel racing with blank firing SAA pistols. I wanted to try it, but both my 31 year old horse and I are a little too long in the tooth. So I will stick to being a “ground shooter,” as the mounted boys call us.

Ed, what do I win for my correct ID?

Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman

For sale? Thinking of buying it?

5th/77th FA

Is it me, or has anyone else noticed that the Old Navy Salty Dog seems to be drawn to Army related gun pr0n? Would that be a form of peni…err…err pistol envy?

Asking for a friend.

Jeff LPH 3, 63-66

Gun Bunny-Def. Nickname for Marine crew served weapons. That’s what they were called when they were aboard the OKIE 3.


Uberti Cattleman copy of 1873 Colt. Pic is on their Facebook page.


No, but Uberti is the manufacturer. It is the “El Patron Cowboy Mounted Shooter” Check GunBroker; you will find it sells for $388. It was designed primarily for mounted cowboy action shooters.