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  1. 15 points
    Alas, I "know a thing or two because I've seen a thing or two," may apply, and not in a positive way like the Farmer's commercials imply. I've been subjected to EXTREME negativity for calling things according to the SHB that were let slide at monthly matches. My theory on rules is as follows. "Don't blame me for trying to see that the rules of the game are followed, as there is no honor in doing well when you did not follow the rules."
  2. 11 points
    My first thought when I saw the title of this thread was "OmiGawd! A Ball! With a punch bowl and dancing??"
  3. 10 points
    "A man who can smile when things go wrong, has thought of someone he can blame it on". ..........Widder
  4. 8 points
    My thoughts? Honestly? I would rather go fishing than shoot stages like that.
  5. 8 points
    Link below is to a news story and not FB. Man’s Facebook post about traffic stop goes viral
  6. 8 points
    I too miss the "old" chronicle,, but alas, times are changing, costs have skyrocketed, newspapers are shutting down regularly. I miss the olden days,,, sigh but, SASS is still afloat and I'd rather be shooting than reading about it anyway. Yes, it's a shame, but it is what it is.............. I guess we could be getting daily calls from SASS wanting donatioins from outside solicitors,, naw no thanks
  7. 8 points
  8. 8 points
    You did the right thing Jack, if I notice something I always say something to the MD or Posse leader. The fact that this guy said he was the "current state champ" shows you right there that he's full of himself. He probably knew he was wrong but since he's been getting away with it he'll keep doing it!
  9. 7 points
    Look at the bright side of this: the manufacturers were all paid for their goods. Now, they have $5 million in merchandise they no longer have to warranty, nor insure against product liability lawsuits. Dicks should do this every year, and help keep the gun manufacturers solvent. Ruger, et al, could ship all of those that fail quality control inspections directly to Dicks. Ruger can get paid for their bum steers, Dicks can virtue signal by destroying them. Sounds like a win-win to me...
  10. 7 points
    Im Vlad you posted that...
  11. 7 points
    We just want to thank The Notch, Blazing Vaquero, and Sonora Blaze for stepping up in a big way and helping us support some great charities. Thank you Tn. Tall and Rio Drifter for coming up with “ Tip the boot”. A charity that was started o try and help the children in our local communities. We as cowboys are so fortunate to be able to travel and do what we do. We have big hearts and some big pocketbooks. So if you see a pair of red cowboy boots in a glass container at your shoot, please drop a dollar for a child. Thank you to the folks at black gold and comin at cha for stepping up. And remember, please, “tip the boot”!
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  13. 6 points
    Im no expert but I shot by brother with a wrist rocket once!
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  15. 6 points
    I'm a lifelong New Mexico cattle rancher and have eaten plenty of "grass fed" beef. IMO, if you want to eat grass fed, you better have a good set of teeth.
  16. 6 points
    My new Henry Arms H011 New Classic 1860 Henry in .44-40 is the perfect match for my Kirst/Pietta 1860 cartridge conversions. (The H011 is my upcoming January Cowboy Chronicle article) I've been a Henry shooter since I started SASS in 1994, starting with Uberti and Navy Arms (pre-Uberti - US made) until I found the Henry Repeating Arms one. If the Henry Arms 1860 is a Mercedes, the Uberti, which would be a Chevy! The HRA is the slickest, smoothest, from the factory 1860 Henry I have ever had. The fit and finish, the bluing, and polished brass are the richest and nicest of any rifle I have ever owned. Before I got it, the Marlin 1894 Century Limited .44-40 with Doug Turnbull color case and engraving held that spot.
  17. 6 points
    New Member in Paso Robles, Just joined the party. Big HOWDY to All!!!!!! G
  18. 6 points
    The premise was a good idea. The name, "Cone of Safety", killed it before it had a chance. I think I know the backstory Allie. The shooter needs room to manipulate the stage safely, without being called for breaking the 170, regardless if it's a cross draw or strong side. If there was a rule giving the shooter, just guesstimating, 5 feet, except for the TO that's directly behind the shooter. There would be less guessing whether the shooter broke the 170 or not. If a counter is crowding the line and right next to the shooter they are going to see things differently than if they were 5 feet behind the shooter. I've seen hard asses call 170 violations on shooters just because the are using cross draw holsters and they don't call the strong side shooters when they miss their holsters and point the pistol behind them which appears to be much more dangerous than the cross draw. Never have I seen a strong side shooter get called for missing a holster and breaking the 170. By giving the shooter 5 feet of room and forcing the spotters to call only blatant violations it would make it easier to call a real 170 violation than someone guessing they saw an infraction because they were too close to the firing line. Give the shooter some room.
  19. 6 points
  20. 5 points
    Wild Bunch is a side match..... (ducks and hides).
  21. 5 points
    Anytime it's above 40 F , below 90 F and no rain a day at the range is a fun day.
  22. 5 points
    Icy. It warmed up nicely to near 50 though.
  23. 5 points
    When the bottle busts and it’s all over the carpet it’s called “Oh sh**!”
  24. 5 points
    Lone Ranger and Tonto were riding along when they were suddenly surrounded by 100 indians that looked mean as hell. The Lone Ranger said to Tonto,"Kemosabe, what should we do?" Tonto said, " What do you mean Kemosabe, white man"?
  25. 5 points
    Insecurity and uncertainty can be your friends!!
  26. 5 points
    Texas Independence
  27. 5 points
    Why do some people who post on forums act as though they are texting someone? They use a group of letters instead of typing out the correct words. If you are too lazy to type the correct words I am too lazy to try and figure out what you are saying. There my complaint of the day.
  28. 5 points
    WD-40 is really good at taking ink off.
  29. 5 points
    All the music in Quigley Down Under. As as soon as I saw the subject of this thread that is what popped into my head. Love that music. Since we are adding clips...
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  34. 5 points
    I loved my job. But, I was tired. I counted down the last 1100 days because it annoyed one of my partners who had more time to wait than I did. I ended up having a medical issue and retired earlier than I planned. The good thing is that I have free medical and dental, and I am making the same amount of take home pay as I made working. I am blessed. I retired at 53 years old.
  35. 5 points
    OK, now I can have the shakes. I tend to stay reasonably calm and together until things are dealt with, then have an attack of nerves. Schwab was able to remount and air up the tires (tyres for those who use UK spelling), truck drives fine. No broken axels. No warped rims. Nothing out of alignment. The guy who overtuned just before the tow truck got there for me asked to use my phone to call his wife. Number is still in the Calls Made section, I'll call him in a bit to check on him.
  36. 4 points
  37. 4 points
    Shouldn't think of these as Blackouts. Consider them practice if the "Green New Deal" ever gets implemented.
  38. 4 points
    Some people will not get that. Even after Google. I Think that is just sick enough to be hilarious.
  39. 4 points
    Actually, my surgery was to remove an implant that was installed incorrectly several years ago. The anchor was too long and protruded into my sinus cavity, causing a number of issues like infections. The concern was how bad the infection was and if they could remove the anchor without having to break the jaw bone. The infection was worse than they thought but they didn't have to break the jaw to remove the anchor. Yes the screams of my credit card could be heard into the parking lot. I'm glad to have this whole situation behind me and can move forward. No I will not be replacing that implant, or having any other implants installed. Ever.
  40. 4 points
    The brother understands it was a stupid mistake and she needs to be punished, but she didn't do it out of malice. The mom unfortunately seems eager to get her 15 minutes and $15 million out of this.
  41. 4 points
    You met a mental defective. What's your point?
  42. 4 points
    I'm a Cimarron fan. Colorado Jackson will deliver to most any match he attends, especially locals around Dallas area..
  43. 4 points
  44. 4 points
    Bullets by Scarlett Red River Bullets I bet Red River Ray would give you a hug too. Randy
  45. 4 points
    I started working at age 14 in 1958 as a carry-out in a supermarket. After burning out in private veterinary practice, I was lucky to get a job at age 58 as a Public Health Veterinarian with the USDA/Food Safety and Inspection Service. I lasted 12 years until, at age 69 1/2 years, it just seemed to be time. I was proud of the fact that my efforts helped keep consumers from getting sick, but the Agency philosophy and goals under Mr. Obama were evolving (remember, he directed NASA to be more friendly to Muslims...) so I decided it was time. I was able to time my retirement in such a way that a good friend would be offered my job, so that was a bonus. I was getting up between 3:00 AM and 5:30 AM, depending on the circuit de jour, driving 200 to 300 miles a day in a government car that was not designed for a 6' 5" driver. Never regretted saying goodbye. 55 years of combined full and part time jobs was enough. Geez I love sleeping late!
  46. 4 points
    I plan to retire at 62 in 2023. My boss is wants to retire in 2 years. Everyday, lately, he tells me “Tom, you are here to retire in 4 years. Just keep that in mind. All the rest of this stuff is not worth worrying about.” Good advice but hard to heed sometimes. Maybe I need some of those inspirational posters in my office...
  47. 4 points
    I'm suddenly picturing some of our cowpokes standing there, tip of their tongue sticking out in concentration... Stub of a pencil in their trembling hands... A hesitant line starting and stopping as they think and rethink the angle... Paper worn thin with charcoal smudges and covered with shards of red rubber residue as the eraser is over utilized again and again... Beads of sweat forming on their brow as they struggle to draw a pretty much straight line.
  48. 4 points
    I see just as many violations with strong side holsters. If one misses their holster, and it goes over the back of the holster (up range) it's worse than any cross draw. Seen it many, many times at WR and other matches. I did mention it to members of the ROC and was told to call the infraction. That's a quick way to become hated by a whole bunch of shooters. We either need to give the shooters some leeway or make everything go back to the table. Thus, the "Cone of Safety". If 25% of the shooters are called for breaking the 170 at a match, how many of those won't come back to the range because they thought they were wrongly penalized for something that everyone else does? We need to look for solutions not trash talk others regarding this and come up with a common sense resolution. No one wants to be given a penalty for a questionable call, the solution needs to go to the favor of the shooter. This is another reason no one wants to volunteer to be a posse leader, they don't want to be the final say on an infraction that will make one an instant bad guy. Think about this. We can pull our loaded pistols and move laterally and down range all day long. If a shooter pulls a pistol as they are moving left to right from their right holster are they breaking the 180, I don't think it's physically possible to not break the 170 in this condition. We need to give the shooters room to move, and reholster safely, and continue to be safe for all others. I'm thinking we do give the shooters a little room on this now, it just needs to be clarified and named something just to keep things the same across the SASS world. A blatant infraction is one thing, a questionable call we can't all agree on is another.
  49. 4 points
    Didn't Damon learn from True Grit that playing Texans is not his forte? A kid from Cambridge playing a Texan...isn't that cultural appropriation? LL
  50. 4 points
    They call that vaping, Pat.
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