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austinshovel
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Name is Bruce, live in Austin, TX. Username comes from my love of shovelhead motorcycles.

I've owned quite a few DW's in the past and sold all of them except my 445 AGS. Haven't been shooting or reloading in quite a while and have got my collection growing again and figured I'd register and learn more about my favorite wheel guns.

Have five right now and looking to add maybe a 357, a 41 or 414 and maybe a 1911 or two. Here's a quick picture of what I have. 3 44's, a 357 super and the 445 AGS.

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July 6, 2022 - 8:42 am
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Welcome to the Forum. Thanks for the pics. That's a nice start. You probably have DWAS, like most of us here.laugh

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Those are some nice Dan's I am sure you will be adding in more.  Welcome to the Forum from Wisconsin.

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Thanks for the welcomes. My biggest regrets are selling my two complete Monson made pistol packs, one was .44 and other was .357. The .44 pistol pack is with a close friend of mine but he won't sell it back to me. It was an unused new old stock a store found in it's inventory from way back and didn't realize they still had it. It's still hasn't been shot, he has just left it in a safe. I have first right of refusal if he decides to sell at any point in our lifetime though.

Went to the range Sunday morning to shoot some 44 +P's that I have never shot before and they performed great, just a lot of bullet for the 4" DW I used. It was a handful but manageable and accurate enough. I will be setting up my reloading again soon and will come here to share some loads I use & hopefully get some ideas on new loads.

My AGS has some use to it and I'm not sure I want put a lot more wear on it going forward, so I may try to find a .445 and let the AGS just sit. I'm not very good at safe queens though, I like to shoot what I have. I have a motorcycle that was a center page feature in the 1st re-issue hard print of Easyriders last November and everyone has a puzzled look on their face when they see how much I ride it, has some dings and stuff from riding, but i built it to ride & enjoy it. Have same attitude towards my firearms.

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Welcome to the forum from PA!  Very nice set of revo's you got there!

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austinshovel said
Name is Bruce, live in Austin, TX. Username comes from my love of shovelhead motorcycles.

Like you I have been into the motorcycle scene for more decades than I'd like to mention. I made my mark locally, mostly in Yamaha bikes. In 2000 I built a '99 Royal Star that I (we...Boss and I) entered into the local Auto Rama. I did all the work & he put up the bucks. I ended up fisting 3 rewards at the end, peoples choice, best display, and best non-Harley. lol2

Geez, I look like a doofus in that shot.

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On some crashed hard drive somewhere, I have a few shots of it in the sunlight that are truly amazing. The trophy & plaque at my feet are from another show a few weeks before this. About a month afterward this bike was sold for a little over double the asking price of a fully loaded Royal Star. I haven't seen or heard of it since. I hope it's still out there...sadly, I didn't write down it's VIN.

After this bike, I did a bunch of other new customs for customers, only two made it to the Auto Rama from their owners (kinda cool to see), the rest were probably garage queens. I did see around a half dozen pop up in various local area shows & rides for a while, but none in probably the last 15+ years. Makes me wonder what happened to those bikes.

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Regards,

Jim

 

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