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  1. This cart is titled The Duke for obvious reasons. I built this cart for Mayhem Miller down in Texas. There’s a bit of a story how he came to be the winner of the raffle ticket and it starts a couple of years ago when Colorado Jackson won a LOCAS gun cart raffle. CoJac wanted a roll top cart with a Texas theme and while I was building it and he was feeding me ideas of the Texas themed accouterments and art work, CoJac passed away suddenly due to Covid. Well Big Iron Patnode was the lucky winner of the last LOCAS raffle that I held and him being from Texas and a close friend of CoJacs he wanted to carry on CoJacs Texas themed cart and with CoJacs wife’s approval I finished the build and BIP is the owner of the Texas gun cart. Well the raffle ticket that BIP won was kind of in limbo so we came up with the idea of raffling off that winning ticket and donating all of the raffle money to CoJacs widow and Mayhem Miller was the lucky winner. When I talked with Mayhem Miller about his upcoming cart build I’d been thinking about building a themed cart using some tin signs with movie poster artwork on them. Mayhem and his dad are big John Wayne fans and the more we talked the more I wanted to build a cart around John Wayne and his movies. The ticket was for one of my Express carts, open no doors or roll top and the themed cart was going to cost a bit more for the signs and the door and such and Mayhem agreed to pay extra for the materials and signs so the deal was done. Mayhem wanted the Cross and the Cowboy emblem up on the door crest and my pard Trainwreck laser engraved the artwork that’s inlayed on the crest, turned out really nice. Double Diamond did all of the leatherwork and be sure and stay tuned for the next cart that I post at EOT, he really created some artwork on that one. Here’s what I came up with for The Duke gun cart. The lumber is African Black Limba with through and sliding dovetail joinery and mortise and tenon joinery where needed. The concho hole covers are similar to the ones that Mayhem has on his gunbelt and holsters. The locking bar to keep the long guns in place is held up and down in place with rare earth magnets, works really well. I installed a SG brush and swab holder on the door below the holsters. The cart disassembles easily into 3 manageable pieces, the chest, the carriage and the cabinet.
    36 points
  2. Welp, Im the new guy. Went to my first shoot 2 weeks ago. Had so much fun. Already got a 73, a sxs, a pair of Taylors. No clue what I am doing, but I'm having a blast doing it!
    28 points
  3. Did he have anything to do with the gun knocked off the loading table? Asking for some friends.
    27 points
  4. I had to share this image. I don't know who did the work, but IMO it is VERY NICE.
    24 points
  5. TN and I were running around over the weekend and decided to visit a nice restaurant for a good meal. The waitress was a very nice looking young girl (college age) and nicely shaped, if I have to say so myself. Anyhow, when she ask TN what he wanted to eat, he said......"I'd like to have a quickie". The waitress seems a little dumbfounded and speechless and walked away. About 5 minutes later, she returns and ask him again, very politely...... "What would you like to have"? AGAIN..... TN says..... "I'd like to have a quickie". She hauled off and smacked him, knocking him out of his chair. When I realized what was going on, I looked over at TN and said......... "I think you pronounce that "QUICHE". Another true, 'you can't make this stuff up' story. ..........Widder
    23 points
  6. I miss my buddy! We talked often and jousted here in fun and friendship. I was looking back at some old emails that I have archived and found this one from 2020 that he sent me!! ENJOY!!! The devil whispered to me, “I’m coming for you.” I whispered back, “Bring pizza.” Having plans sounds like a good idea until you have to put on clothes and leave the house. It’s weird being the same age as old people. When I was a kid I wanted to be older…this is not what I expected. Life is like a helicopter. I don’t know how to operate a helicopter. Chocolate is God’s way of telling us he likes us a little bit chubby. It’s probably my age that tricks people into thinking I’m an adult. Never sing in the shower! Singing leads to dancing, dancing leads to slipping, and slipping leads to paramedics seeing you naked. So remember…Don’t sing! If 2020 was a math word-problem: If you’re going down a river at 2 MPH and your canoe loses a wheel, how much pancake mix would you need to re-shingle your roof? I see people about my age mountain climbing; I feel good getting my leg through my underwear without losing my balance. If you can’t think of a word say “I forgot the English word for it.” That way people will think you’re bilingual instead of an idiot. I’m at a place in my life where errands are starting to count as going out. Coronacoaster noun: the ups and downs of a pandemic. One day you’re loving your bubble, doing work outs, baking banana bread and going for long walks and the next you’re crying, drinking gin for breakfast and missing people you don’t even like. I’m at that age where my mind still thinks I’m 29, my humor suggests I’m 12, while my body mostly keeps asking if I’m sure I’m not dead yet. I’m getting tired of being part of a major historical event. I don’t always go the extra mile, but when I do it’s because I missed my exit. At what point can we just start using 2020 as profanity? As in: “That’s a load of 2020.” or “What in the 2020.” or “abso-2020-lutely.” You don’t realize how old you are until you sit on the floor and then try to get back up. We all get heavier as we get older, because there's a lot more information in our heads. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. I think we can include 2021 and 2022 as well!!
    22 points
  7. The Adventurer's Club are just that, and they are the Real Deal. They were much interested in our game. It's a bit lengthy, but there was a willing host, and a spellbound audience. (And Wild Bunch starts at 51 minutes.) Cheers, FJT
    20 points
  8. I really don’t think that you can put an actual value on what a wife brings into your life. I am also glad that when she was sick and constantly angry that I didn’t walk away. this past episode she has really stepped up to help me do things that are not pleasant but without her I could not do them since sometimes I was forced to lie still and couldn’t move yet had to perform some task at the same time. she has shown compassion and love and care. She even spoke of how much she needs me and the various things that I do for her that she can not handle without me.
    20 points
  9. My youngest Grandson who's just turned 7 months and a T-Bone
    19 points
  10. There should not have to be a rule (or written clarification) absolving a shooter of any blame under such circumstances.
    19 points
  11. Taking the RO I and RO II doesn't necessarily qualify some to TO either.
    19 points
  12. Getting ready to go to bed and have to get up around 4am to take a shower before surgery and be taken to the operating room at 630 . Dr says should last until 1 . He said he may do 5 to 7 bypasses. Depends on if he can do a endarterectomy or not, or if the artery actually shows low blood flow because of the two blockages higher up. He hopes he doesn’t have to do the endarterectomy. seemed knowledgeable and spoke how he will apply bypasses using the same pathway God uses. A believer in God is important. Lord willing I’ll check back in a few days. My wife commented that I am approaching it with the same attitude I did on a jump or going to Iraq, although I was more excited for those things but not this one.
    18 points
  13. Story time. About 30 years ago I picked up a little Forehand & Wadsworth .38 5-shot top break pocket gun. Shot it a little, then decided to take it completely apart and clean it. Problem was, I was very inexperienced with gun repair and couldn’t get it back together. Stuck it in a bag and promptly forgot about. That was about 20 years ago. Cleaning out the back of bins like we all do from time to time (Found a set of sights for a Savage 99 that I never owned) I found my bag of gun parts. After about a year of off and on tinkering, using the accumulated wisdom of the last 30 years, I finally put that gun back together. Not sure what I’ll do with it or what lesson it’s supposed to teach me, but it felt good getting it to run again.
    18 points
  14. Yes, I am maligning the young, and I am allowed to do that. Matter of fact I've been doing that freely and wholeheartedly for the past two days. Y'see, between my ears, I'm still eighteen years old. As I write this, the rest of my carcass thinks that eighteen year old part of me is an utter, absolute, unmitigated, IDIOT!!! Here's what happened. We had snow. My wife was scheduled for a doc's appointment first thing the next morning. Snow was coming down fine and fast, the kind that builds up. I took up the snow pusher shovel, peeled the driveway down to the bare. Twice. When Sailor-dog's 3 AM bladder alarm went off, I rolled out of the bunk and let him out. In fairness, his alarm and mine go off about the same time. I am grateful I can blame the dog for getting up at such an unholy hour. An hour later I still couldn't get back to sleep so I got my glad rags on and cleared the driveway. Again. Then I looked over at the widow woman's drive next door. She's in her 90s and likely she'd have family coming in as they usually did, so I took my shovel and the rest of my ambition and started on hers. Got it down to the bare. Among the various body parts uttering their profound maledictions at my ambition, my back spoke the loudest: I ignored my several physical complaints and finished the job, then I went back over to my own hacienda and peeled the half inch accumulation from my own concrete before I parked the shovel, went inside and took a nice hot shower. Between my ears I'm still eighteen. The rest of me thinks I'm an idiot!!!
    17 points
  15. LOL I reckon a few dead horses have been kicked into smithereens. Some newbies, to which I say howdy and welcome to the fire. And some old friends, to whom I say howdy and hope I see you at EOT. And to them what don't know who I am, well, no matter, I don't know you neither! LOL Grizz
    17 points
  16. Allie Mo died New Years Eve 2022. I wrote this when I heard, and it popped up on my Facebook Memory page a couple of day ago. One of my readers asked me to post it here. I'm posting it here instead of Memorials so more people will see it. Allie Mo died New Years Eve. I knew it was coming but was still shocked. Many of her friends have announced it here. I couldn’t. It hurt too much. I loved her like a sister. Like siblings we often fought like cats and dogs but made up laughing afterwards. Time soent with her was magical. She did more for SASS than you know. She should be in the SASS Hall of Fame, but she worked behind the scenes. She took a job with the SASS Wire that I wouldn’t have for anything less than Elon Musk kind of money. This got her a lot of harassment from men who should know better, but she brushed it off. She did it for free, of course. Her costumes were always museum quality and would look right at home in a tintype from the past. She was always smiling that unmistakeable smile. I will remember ger that way
    17 points
  17. Shooter "owns the stage" until the TO stopped his progress by hollering "Squib". Since no bullet was lodged in the barrel, the TO should offer a reshoot due to unnecessary stoppage. No matter if it happened on the first shot or some time later. Tip of the hat to the TO for trying to prevent something that could have been dangerous!
    17 points
  18. Hey Dawg, I am all set up to do all the casting and lubing for most of the commonly used big lube projectiles (44-40, 38-40 DD, 32-20, 38 Slim, 38 Snakebite, 45 PRS, and others to be added as demand requires). I'm currently working on jumping through all the ridiculous legal hoops necessary to sell lead bullets, and hope to be able to offer Big Lube bullets for sale. Lube will be SPG as I work through my existing supply, but I have Springfield Slim's lube recipe, and will be transitioning to that quickly. Keep your eyes peeled for Dark Side Lead Co.
    16 points
  19. I got a drill press for Christmas because I wanted to start roll crimping my FC shotshells. Got it set up - finally - on Monday and only messed up a couple of shells. It’s SO REWARDING to get virtually perfect shells every time - and that will gauge!! Thanks to @Texas Jack Daniels, SASS # 8587 for telling me what equipment to get and to @Sgt. Hochbauer, SASS #64409 for telling me which wads etc to get and how to use it all!! Pretty tickled so far! We will see how they do on Saturday! Fingers crossed! Big ROLLIN’ hugs!! Scarlett
    16 points
  20. Capt. Baylor recently mentioned using a baking sheet under your shot shell loader to catch shot and/or powder when you miss a lick. I have set up my loaders the same way except I went a step further. At the lower right corner, I drilled a hole thru the cookie sheet and the top of the workbench. On the bottom side of the bench top I attached a jelly jar lid with a hole in it corresponding to the hole in the bench and screwed on the jar. When I have a spill, I just use a small paintbrush to sweep everything down thru the hole into the jar. You can use a metal mesh strainer to separate the powder and shot. If you always use the same powder and shot, you can reclaim them to use again. Lucky
    16 points
  21. Hi everyone, this is Trigger Mike’s wife. You all have been so thoughtful, I thought you might like an update. He came through the surgery just fine, it took almost 6 hours. Dr said he was very pleased, that Mike’s heart was happy because of all the new blood flow. He didn’t have to do the endarterectomy, which is great news, but did do 6 bypasses. When I was able to see him afterward, the nurse said he was already waking up before they got him to the room and they were ready. Such a strong and independent guy I have. He looked at me, half smiled, did the sign language I Love You, but also wrote “HURT” with his finger in my palm, which was heartbreaking. Long road to recovery, but major hurdle cleared. Thanks for prayers, thoughts and best wishes. I know he’ll be back with you as soon as he can.
    16 points
  22. Yeah, I’m still around. Retired from comedic, whoops, I mean Competition. Thought I would stop by and buy a round for the house.
    16 points
  23. IF that was a known FACT, then WHY was the owner MDQ'd??
    16 points
  24. SHB Pg 13 - In the case of a suspected squib, the TO will instruct the shooter to make the firearm safe and continue with the next firearm. If the barrel is later determined to be clear, the shooter will receive a reshoot.
    16 points
  25. Just released photo of 2 US Hunter Killer baloons on the way to intercept the Chinese Comiekaze.
    15 points
  26. The 87 is for people who hate themselves and believe they should be punished
    15 points
  27. As I rounded the corner on the 4 wheeler while finishing up the plowing I did yesterday, there stood a turkey in the middle of the road. ”Hey” I said, “How about a little show of thanks for plowing this fine road for ya” She merely shook her head and strutted off to join the rafter. Pretty sure as she headed into the underbrush she gave me the bird. Of course by the time i pulled the camera out the whole group had disappeared. I took a video anyway. Te volume’s not off. It rates;ll;y is that quiet here. 12CDD87A-FE2B-431F-96E3-3450DD7AAA76.MOV
    15 points
  28. I got one "Lady" all excited when I mentioned I had a lot of "Adult Toys".
    15 points
  29. I have a bit of a different view.. My wife is suffering from depression, dementia and serious bipolar mental issues ( possibly Alzheimer's). It is hard to watch as a 72 year old person makes themselves into a bedridden, incapable to take care of themself person. It is not a pretty thing, but the wedding vows did stipulate "for better or worse, in sickness and in health, till death do us part." So, I take my vow as serious as one taken to defend against enemies foreign and domestic. I will never renege my vow.
    15 points
  30. At a state match a couple years ago, I got back to my cart after a stage and something didn't feel right. I finally put the long guns in my cart and went to empty my brass that I always hang on the hammer of my right pistol. Uh Oh, never went to unloading. Picked up the long guns and proceeded to unloading table, then to RO to get my SDQ. Someone actually said to me that I should have just gone to the porta potty and unloaded the pistol brass! I would never have been able to show my ugly puss at a match again. You'd think we were playing for millions of dollars. My integrity is worth way more.
    15 points
  31. This came up in my FB memories. When UB shared this with the rest of us a year ago it struck a cord with me as the timing was spot on. Hope A few yesterdays back things weren’t so good In fact they were dark as a charred hunk of wood But I did what I did and I did what I could And today everything seems alright. I could whine about water gone over the dam Complain about how cold and lonely I am Or scoop some stream water and taste just a dram And tell myself things are alright Now tomorrow’s tomorrow and sometimes they say You should plan for the worst of the dark rainy day But to me it seems like it’s a long way away And right now everything’s just alright Looking up at the sky there’s a big patch of blue And there past the peaks there an eagle just flew There’s a few things I know now that I never knew And I guess things are going alright When you get through a rough spot that sure wasn’t fun And you find yourself sitting there warm in the sun Just be glad that it looks like you finally won And be glad that you’re feeling alright Don’t worry bout what was or what things might be Don’t fret over “what ifs”, just listen to me You’re breathing, you’re thinking, and thank God you’re still free And for right now, everything is alright R. De Groff Thank you for this Bob. SD
    15 points
  32. My heart goes out to Pat Riot. He has been reduced to reading deodorant cans for entertainment. From The Larsen E. Pettifogger.
    14 points
  33. Prop built by Muley McCoy for the Arizona Cowboy Shooters Association (ACSA) annual next month before EOT. Press the plunger down and a shotgun primer goes BANG. This is just so awesome I had to share....
    14 points
  34. Years ago, at a State match, I was at the loading table preparing/loading to shoot our second stage of the day. As I was loading my pistols, I noticed the shooter beside me unload empty brass out of his pistols. He looked at me, I looked at him and said "Well, that sucks". He replied, "I got to talking after the last stage and forgot, no harm, no foul...right." I said "Wrong" and then asked if he was going to turn himself in to which he really didn't give an answer. I shot the stage, then he shot the stage. After he was done at the unloading table, I asked him if he had told our posse marshal about the 1st stage mistake...he hadn't. I gave him an ultimatum; he could tell the PM by the end of the stage we were shooting or I'd do it for him. Took him about 5 - 10 minutes to make up his mind but he did admit the mistake to out PM and incurred the SDQ for stage one. I'm glad that I didn't have to be the one to "tell on him" but I'm pretty sure that if no one had noticed the empties coming out of his pistol on stage 2, he would have never said anything. I lost a lot of respect for him that morning. The shooter who knocked the gun off the table know who he/she is, the person that received the unearned MDQ know who he/she is and the rest of the shooters at the LT know who he/she is. It takes years to garner a good reputation, but it only takes second to destroy that good reputation.
    14 points
  35. I built this year's ago for a stage. Setup was time consuming but It was a blast to use. JEL IMG_0048.MOV
    14 points
  36. The person who caused the problem should've had the MDQ not the owner.
    14 points
  37. As I understand the rules...He was stopped because it was thought he had a squib. No projectile in barrel...reshoot awarded
    14 points
  38. I saw in the latest eMail blast from SASS that they have announced the 2023 Hall Of Fame Inductees. Congratulations to them all and a HUGE THANK YOU for all that they have done, and continue to do, for SASS and our Sport! 2023 Hall of Fame Inductees Santa Fe River Stan, SASS #36999 Captain George Baylor, SASS #24287 Misty Moonshine, SASS #83232 Dillon Precision Products It goes without saying that Misty Moonshine, SASS #83232, deserves to be in the Hall of Fame for all of her efforts keeping this ship afloat and moving forward. It's been a rough ride at times, but I see smoother sailing ahead. I personally witnessed her in action at a few of the conventions (back when those were a thing , I still miss them by the way...) and I can say that we are lucky to have her at the helm. Congratulations Misty Moonshine! As to Captain George Baylor, SASS #24287, well what can you say that he hasn't already said, done, and written about. I have been reading his articles in the Chronicle since I got started back in 2002 (damn, I still miss that old monthly news paper Chronicle!) and I even took a few classes from him at some of the Conventions. I have always enjoyed reading his writings, especially some of his travel adventures, and I learned a few things from him over the years. Congratulations Captain George Baylor! Dillon Precision Products, if you don't have one (or more) on your loading bench, I have no doubt there is at least one on your Christmas list. I would bet that more Cowboy Ammo has been loaded on their presses than probably all of the others combined! They have supported our Cowboy Action Shooting for as long as I can remember and I have never had a bad interaction with them. Great Products, Great Service, and Great People! Congratulations Dillon Precision Products! And last, but definitely not least, Santa Fe River Stan, SASS #36999. A finer Cowboy you will never meet, whether it be as a Match Director, Range Officer, Timer Operator, Rules Guru, or as he likes to say these days "I'm Just A Shooter". His dedication and commitment to the Cowboy Way and SASS, his efforts to expand Cowboy Action Shooting in Florida and the South East, and now in his position as one of the SASS Advisory Board members, his efforts have without a doubt earned him his slot in the Hall of Fame. Congratulation Santa Fe River Stan! (Wish it had been in 2022 so I could have witnessed the induction at the Awards Ceremony at Land Run!) Congratulations to All The Inductees! Well Earned and Well Deserved! Dogmeat Dad and Holli Docaday
    13 points
  39. Wear a Trump tee shirt. You’ll be free by 10:00.
    13 points
  40. Oh, your original post was plenty clear. But this is the SASS Wire!
    13 points
  41. I can’t even begin …..
    13 points
  42. We have in the past banned a shooter for hazardous behavior. And mentioned it to other local clubs in case they felt the need to do the same. Some did. It's really a club-by-club call, IMHO. Could be because of many different reasons, which would be tough to fully list in the rule book. But any repeated behavior of violating gun safety rules or common decency to fellow shooters, and being unwilling to correct such behavior or accept appropriate assistance, may be a reason to ban a shooter. good luck, GJ
    13 points
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