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Old 05-13-2019, 12:09 PM
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I don't know what his ID was, I don't think he's a member anymore, Eric Kovachic. He owns and operates EWK Arms, and in 2011 enlisted the help of members here, and on the Ruger.net forum in producing some very fine ejector rod housings for the Ruger Bearcat. At the time, Bearcat housings were anodized aluminum, and he had the foresight to make them in stainless and blued steel. I ended up buying three stainless ones, the third was a spare.

The housings only cost me about $130, but I would have never bought one Bearcat, much less two, if the better housings had not been available. So in a way, he cost me over a grand. The best gun money I ever spent, as I really enjoy them.

Ruger started making the housings right in 2016, so Eric quit making his.


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I don't attribute any particular blame on my gun purchases since I joined RFC. I was afflicted when I arrived here as I assume many of you were as well. It would be pretty unusual for teatotaller to show up at a bar saying, "Well hello, what's this all about?"

However, I do give thanks (or blame) to George(NOREMF) for enticing me to fill my shop shelves with all manner of wood refinishing supplies. The hide glue, the pot to heat it in, the thermometer to measure it with, the rottenstone of many flavors, the varying grits of superfine hand pads, on and on and on...not that I've used much of it but it's fun to think about

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I'll happily give you an Amen on that, miss that Gentleman, every now and then I'd get an email from him discussing this and that and on rare occasions his frustrations with this or that person. Mainly he wanted to enlighten folks on best procedures for wood working and repairs. A very Unique individual, I miss him. He actually sent me some instructions "just'n Case" before the surgery that took his life, things to do and not do for his Family of whom he was very protective, I followed them to the letter.
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I can blame no one. Have to confess it was a bent up thing that built up of about 25+ years of kids and other family responsibilities that kept me off the ranges and out of the gun stores. But come 2013 the floodgates opened and then things started to get bought. Have to admit there are many RFC photos and stories that have inspired several purchases and upgrades. As one buddy put it when he saw my Remlin 795 "somebody spent some time with a parts catalog".
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Not RFC but my dad we always had more 22 ammo than we could shoot and guns coming and going to make ends meet. Thanks Dad. Miss ya!
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Some guy named Česká zbrojovka Uherský Brod, and another guy with an equally unintelligible name who used to ship BRNO parts to me, before he received my money.

Never saw a CZ (except in pictures) until I bought my 1st one in IIRC 2002.
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:58 AM
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Some guy named Česká zbrojovka Uherský Brod, and another guy with an equally unintelligible name who used to ship BRNO parts to me, before he received my money.

Never saw a CZ (except in pictures) until I bought my 1st one in IIRC 2002.
I'd have to agree, Denny was such a nice guy. Have lot of parts from him and my left handed Klinsky stock.
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:22 AM
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I can't blame any forum member here but blame the members of my old gun club. That club had great shooters, sent one to the 1936 Olympics who came back with gold, a club record of 299/300 with a club owned FN International 150 and the senior members had taken a lot of time instructing me and letting me shoot their guns. They also introduced me to casting bullets and reloading.

That is where I shot my first Haemmerli International, Walther GSP, Anschuetz 54 sporters, a SIG P210, Manurhin MR32 and MR73s and then two Korths. It kindled my love for Korths but took me over 20 years to buy my first one, the SIG P210s just folllowed kind of naturally.

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Wow! andyd! What a wall or pretty revolvers.

I guess I was like one of the earlier posters. Job, wife, kids, cats and dogs and other necessities of life kept me in the backfield for many years. I had a .22 ATD, 3 shotguns and a .270 Mdl 10L Savage. I hadn't bought a new gun since 1970. I DID have more rods & reels and fishing gear for everything from little trout to marlin and tuna. A little duck hunting and a round or two of skeet or trap were about the high points with firearms.

Then in about 2008 I stumbled onto RFC and signed up. Well, Katie bar the door. I rediscovered what made my life revolve as a teenager. I got back into shooting.

Now some 30 guns later I have a variety of pistols [some new and some very old], more .22s than I know what to do with except shoot them as often as I can. I have 3 superposed shotguns, a trap gun, a 1906 Win to replace a Mdl 62 I once had, and a Whitney that I remember reading the ads in the outdoor magazines back in the '50s.

And of course, my newest acquisition, my Kel-Tec Sub2000 9mm. My Colt M4 needed a stablemate.

The commaradary on RFC is fantastic and a tribute to all the shooters, collectors, and folks kind of like me I guess, that just love the smell of burnt gunpowder.
The shared knowledge cannot be measured.

I am sure glad I found RFC.

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Those are very nice revolvers.
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Whoever created the Single Six picture thread.
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:57 AM
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I had my affliction long before RFC.

You kind folks here didn’t help any. Once I hooked up with Denny it was full on for buying grade A BRNOs. You enablers know who you are. You should be ashamed, but I know you aren’t.
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:56 PM
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I got into highpower rifle, spent a lot. Then spent time with some pistols, and spent some more. Then got into .22's, and spent even more. Now I primarily spend most of my gun money on muzzle loaders, percussion and flintlock. I still have all kinds of weaponry and shoot them all, but now mostly the MZ variety. Times and whims change constantly and some days it's really hard to make up my mind on what to shoot.
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And of course, my newest acquisition, my Kel-Tec Sub2000 9mm.
Now there's a gun nobody needs.

I finally found a green one, neutered to make it CA legal. Just filled out the 4473 and paid for it today.

Head on over to MCARBO and replace 1/2 the parts on your gun.

https://www.mcarbo.com/kel-tec-sub-2...cessories.aspx
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:41 AM
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Mcarbo appears to be selling a lot of stuff most Sub2000 owners don't need, only things I've ever replaced were the sights on a 1st Gen 9mm.
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I put an ATI slip-on recoil pad on my Gen 2 9mm. The factory butt plate starts biting my shoulder halfway though a 30 round mag. The ATI pad helps a lot. A lot of the other add ons get in the way of folding it in half which I think is the coolest feature of the whole gun.

https://www.sub2000ati.com/store/p6/...tion_2%29.html

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