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  1. 22 points
    Moments ago. Having my coffee in the kitchen and reading the Wire. 8:02 AM. Landline phone rings. Looks like a local number. Had to say "hello" twice (first bad indicator). caller: "Sir, did you get the medicare benefit card we sent to you?" (definitely not a midwestern accent, and said very quickly) me: "What?" caller: "Did you get the medicare benefit card we sent to you?" me: "No, but did you get the drone President Trump sent to you?" caller: click Too soon?
  2. 17 points
    I just popped in for a few minutes to catch up on Saloon craziness. It’s an 8 hour drive from here to the Mayo Clinic for Carol’s tests. Went down Wed and came back today. Kinda tiring. Not to mention driving around the hideous megalopolis in that insane traffic!! Have to go back next week for more procedures. Hoping for good news and trying to remain positive but it’s pretty hard. Nice to be back in the country for a few days anyway. Thanks for all your kind thoughts and messages.
  3. 13 points
    I usually have at least 9 items on at a shoot. My opinion is it is a "costume" category so "Go all out or go home". Getting by with the least amount possible is not what the category is about. Nothing personal just my opinion.
  4. 13 points
    Late in 2019 the new owners of the ranch that the Cajon Cowboys shooting range is on took over. Part of their business plan is to turn the ranch into a world class shooting range and the Cajon Cowboys range and facades is going to be the jewel of the range, every facade, container, boardwalk, everything had to be torn down and moved and stored while the grading was done and bay walls were built. Right before the first of the year Bear Trap, the match director got the green light to start rebuilding and he and his crew jumped in with both feet. In the short time that they’ve been at it they have got nearly half of the stages complete and he’s really hoping to hold the first match there at the new range on the fourth Saturday of January, that’s two weeks and in my opinion they might just pull it off. They moved the last two facades into place today and other volunteers were there painting the facades that are already in place. Everything will get a fresh new coat of paint. The custom personality painting is done by an artist who also did all of the character painting up at the RR Bar. A lot of her work is evident on the facades but from what I understand she’s got some great new ideas for some of the structures, she is very talented and when she gets done I’ll post some more pictures of the finished facades. Today there were a bunch of workers show up but that’s not always the case during the week and over the past holiday season. Beartrap, JJ, Choctah Gal, Whirlwind Wendy, Iron Eyes Rudy, Horsetheif Harold, Bangalow Bill and a few others that I can’t think of right now have been there on nearly an everyday basis and really deserve a big thank you from all of us that enjoy shooting up at Cajon. As you can see from the pictures it is really going to be quite a CAS venue and if I’ve got it correct every loading and unloading table will be under cover. Once all of the stages are all up and operational a clubhouse will be built. Right next to the CAS range they are pouring the footings for a big activity center and range office.
  5. 13 points
    Anyone who plays the game different than the way I think it should be played. (Yes, that was major sarcasm. But that’s actually how the term originated.)
  6. 11 points
    First off, Chuck, it is an admirable thing you are doing by moving in with your aging mother to take care of her. Kudos Sir. Secondly, if you can find an old upright freezer that doesn't work, you can use that as a "powder safe" by simply installing a dehumidifier designed for gun safes. That will keep all of your powder dry, as well as provide storage for various guns. I have one that I have been using for about 10 years in NW Florida and south Alabama heat and humidity and have never had a problem. Then install a small 110V air conditioner and you are good to go. Hope this helps.
  7. 10 points
    For Christmas, I got a Uberti 1851 Navy .36 cap and ball revolver. While at the range, I got a cool picture. The pic was captured from the video that was being recorded of me shooting the revolver. Love the smoke! Do you see the ball on trajectory to the target?? Uberti 1851 Navy .36 Please share cool gun pictures you may have.
  8. 10 points
    Kill the rest of the pack and stake their heads on poles, then destroy any dens that could possibly harbor further packs.
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  13. 8 points
    If you generate enough smoke to truly obscure all the targets, you only need to know where one target actually is . . .
  14. 8 points
    I've been reading this thread ever since the very 1st post and I've read everyone's post, some two or three times. I've faced a bad guy with a gun twice. Once when I was about 18 working in a self serve gas station and got robbed and once when working in a restaurant and it got robbed. At the gas station, the robber was about 6 inches taller than me, about 3' away from me with a Jennings type .32 pointed at my belly. I had a .45 under the counter. Was I the hero, nope...I opened up the register and he took the money out of it and ran. As soon as he hit the door, I retrieved my pistol and aimed through the glass at him but he was already past the pumps. Didn't fire and called the cops. They never caught him or them. At the restaurant, I was a cook. I didn't even know we were being robbed until a waitress came back to the line and told us. Me and the other cook ran out of the back door to get some shotguns out of the trunk of his car but then the robber with a sawed off came running out and saw us. He yelled freeze, I did. He took off in a getaway car with no plate. Called the cops, they never caught them. Everyone can have an opinion on what they would do if faced with a situation like I had, like the church had and like hundreds of other have had. Truth is, unless you were trained for it, you don't know what you are going to do until it happens to you and even then who knows. Anyone can Monday morning quarterback what happened at the church, I'm just glad that someone had the training and skill to react to the threat with positive results in neutralizing the bad guy. I feel bad for the families of the murdered men and the folks who had to witness two good men lose their life's due to this senseless crime.
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    Like Chuck Schumer? Cat Brules
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    Snow is too deep to get to the doors open on four of my sheds.... but my range is groomed with spots cleared by skid loader at 25, 50, 75, and 100 yrds. Clear path to the targets with the snow piled to block the wind. Yep... I think I have my priorities right
  21. 6 points
    Just aquired the entire series Have Gun - Will Travel. Takes me back to watching it on my grandparents black and with tv (in reruns) as we didn't have a tv at the time. Miss those old westerns - remember watching the rifleman, bonanza, gunsmoke, maverick, high chaparral, and f troop.
  22. 6 points
    I beg to differ. The round we refer to as .45 Colt is the "Model of 1882 Ball Cartridge for Cal. .45 Revolver" and not the earlier Benet-primed .45 Colt Black Powder cartridge, (Revolver Ball Cartridge, Caliber .45) developed by Colt and Union Metallic. If you want to blame anybody for the .45 Long Colt nomenclature, blame the Army quartermasters who had to deal with the .45 Colt with 40gr of BP, the .45 Colt with 30gr of BP, those with 255gr bullets, those with 230gr bullets, the .45 Gov't round, (.45 Short Colt), and the .45 S&W. (The .45 Gov't. round was a shorter version of the .45 Colt round, with 28gr of BP and a 230gr bullet, was briefly in production because not all Colt revolvers would chamber the .45 S&W rounds.) As with any industry, the use of "jargon" became a type of shorthand designation. They began referring to the longer "45 Colt" round as the "45 Long Colt" within Army circles to differentiate it from other rounds that could also be used in the Colt revolvers. It must have come as a relief when in 1887 the Frankford Arsenal ended up dropping the longer round from production and solely manufactured the .45 S&W round, as the ".45 Calibre M1887 Military Ball Cartridge". With the introduction of the Colt New Service revolver in .45 Colt, came the introduction of a new wider rimmed version, (M1909 Revolver Ball Cartridge, Caliber .45), that could not be loaded in the older Colt single-action revolvers. That brings us to modern-day and the resurgence of use of the Colt Single Action Army and derivative models. "45 Colt" is the official name used by the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute, (SAAMI). And, the designation is widely and correctly used. But, the nickname, ".45 Long Colt" has a long and storied usage, also applied by Arms and Ammunition makers, and is now "a distinction without a difference". With modern shooters now using variable lengths, such as the Cowboy .45 Special, the .45 S&W, cut-down cartridges of custom length, elongated cartridges, and more... the insistence of the .45 Colt vs .45 Long Colt argument has become the province of pedants.
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    You mean like this? As far as I know, those types are only made by Beretta and Taurus (which are cheap copies of Beretta). They're made in 22 short, 22 long rifle, 25 ACP, and (the big one, that I have pictured there, the Tomcat) in 32 ACP. Since it is such a wee little gun, the slide cannot be very heavy. To make sure the slide retains the pressures of the shell being fired, the spring is very strong. Many people would find it difficult to rack the slide to load the first round. So you push the little lever and the barrel pops up and you just drop the first round in it. The one I have is a 25, and while I can rack the slide, it is so much easier to pop the barrel up.
  25. 6 points
    Hello the fire: Well, for years I have wanted to shoot with my Wire friends, you know, the folks you've talked with for years, but have never met, because you've only known them thru the Wire. 2020 is the year I hope to realize that dream. We've gotta new touring van, and plan to put some miles on it this year. Sending in the applications tomorrow for Smoke in the Woods(April) & Spring Roundup(May). Smoke in the Woods is a Shoot I used to attend every year, but I have gotten out of the habit these last few years, It's a great opportunity to re-connect with old friends and meet new ones from the (mostly) Ohio, Indiana, & Kentucky regions. Spring Roundup will be a new one for me. I'm going there mostly to meet up with, and shoot with Tyrel Cody, a long-time wire-friend & trading pardner. I expect I will also see other old friends too & again, put some faces to some of the names I known only thru the Wire. In June, I plan on Prince of the Pistoleers in Kansas. Again, going to meet up with, and shoot with J-Bar -- a special treat. And, there's a lot of cowboys I'm looking forward to finally meeting, so maybe I should say J-BaR & Friends! My son is moving from Lake Tahoe back to Sacramento, and we're planning on spending much of December there, so it will be fun to (hopefully) shoot with Allie Mo & some other NorCal friends. Hopefully a trip to the Bay Area to see some old High School friends and maybe shoot with Springfield Slim or some other folks I know only through the Wire. And, perhaps a trip to SoCal & a shoot with the elusive & mystical Texas Lizard, or to San Diego (Lived there for 30 years) & a shoot with Yul Lose, both of whom are old-time wire-friends and trading pards. Timing, as they say. is everything, but maybe this year, everything will fall into place. Anyways, folks are always eternally optimistic during the Hot Stove League months -- Hopefully most of it will become a reality this Spring, Summer, & Fall! --Sootlord Dawg
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    Meh, fancy heathen mess will never last
  30. 6 points
    I get why these bucks score so high on the B&C scale, but I find a strong symmetrical 6x6 or so to be so much more beautiful. To each their own.
  31. 6 points
    Sasha, protecting me from EVIL.
  32. 6 points
    For 40+ years, I have represented manufacturers, fabricators, utilities and similar businesses that make and sell hard goods and services. When I started, most of the folks I met when I made my initial visit to corporate headquarters or the factory were founders or the sons of founders. They had worked every job in the shop, starting with a broom and moving up through production, assembly, sales and management. These were the folks I needed for design and manufacturing information; these were the folks who testified for me at depositions and trials, providing encyclopedic knowledge of the history of their products. In the late 1980's, you could sense some changes happening. Price was driving quality, instead of the reverse. The founders were dying off, and their kids wanted nothing to do with hard work or the business. It became easier to sell the business to venture capital people or foreign investors, and use the money for yachts and sports cars and houses at the beach. These new owners had no sense of history, no connection to the product, and often no idea of what it meant to make a quality product and stand behind it. By 2000, nothing really mattered except the almighty dollar. One of my clients, now devoid of working engineers and true QC folks, was outsourcing 90% of their products offshore, and "designing" products simply to meet Walmart specs; another, in a flash of management brilliance, started forcing long-term employees out (saving $) and brought in wet-behind the ears management people from a major food distributor to run a propane retailer; these folks had no idea how to run a gas business, let alone what operational issues impacted liability losses and adverse jury verdicts. Bottom line: I've had the sad job of watching the demise of American manufacturing. And with it quality. And I don't see any sign that it will cycle back again. Somethings cannot be re-created once they are gone. LL
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    Watched the video, and there's a good bit to learn from the situation. Main one to me is -- if you're going to carry a concealed weapon, don't bury your gun under two layers of clothing (sports jacket and untucked shirt), then try to get to it fast in a deadly encounter. I think the first church goer shot would have been better served to have just charged the guy than to stand on the 'X' and dig around for his gun. But that being said, I completely acknowledge that only a few of us know how we would behave in that situation, and his heroism for trying to do what he could is humbling.
  35. 5 points
    The last time I had a credit card stolen the thief saw the balance on it and gave it right back!
  36. 5 points
    My name is Rye Miles and I’m a Thin Mints junkie!!
  37. 5 points
    I would love to do that. Inject some strawberry jam and away you go. Where do you get this culinary delight?
  38. 5 points
    Bullets on the ground should never be used as a indicator of what happened. I had that call on me at a Reg and it stinks when it's incorrect. I threw out a round dropped the reload right as I pulled it then grabbed another and since there were 2 bullets found (the one I dropped and the one I threw out) they called me for 2 misses. It was round count stage and I shot it different than others so the spotters were lost. The videos (we can't use and shouldn't be able to) clearly showed that. I'm not saying this to complain about that I'm using this as an example to never use bullets on the ground as an indicator.....use what you saw. It could be someone else's bullet, I sometimes (but rarely) can strip out a reload grabbing shotshells, people drop reloads etc. If you get to the point that you are counting or looking for bullets on the ground and that's all you got......then IMO the benefit should go to the shooter and you need to get the spotters to pay more attention.
  39. 5 points
    It would be easier to remember them if they were part of the Department of Defense. I do, and always will, respect the Coasties. They play in a rugged league of their own and do what others can not or will not do.
  40. 5 points
    Here's the latest 2A sanctuary map. Albemarle County (Charlottesville area) is the large county in the middle of the map. UVA being located there is probably an influence in that situation. Of course, the DC suburbs have a huge population compared to the rest of the state. Interestingly, Virginia Beach, the largest city in the state (over 400k population) voted to be a sanctuary, undoubtedly due to the large military presence in the area with all the military bases.
  41. 5 points
    The President of the United States in the name of The Congress takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to MAJOR GREGORY BOYINGTON UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS RESERVE for service as set forth in the following CITATION: :/S/FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
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    Reminds me of when my daughter and her family moved to Atlanta in January of 08. The first time the grandgirls had ever seen snow.
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    I had a guy from the IRS that said I was going to be arrested in 3 days if I didn't give him my SS# and make payment from my credit card. I told him to take his phone and shove it up his A#@ He hung up!
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    My first car was a '58 Rambler Rebel with a nice V8 and overdrive. The first time I pulled the lever for the lay back seats with my girlfriend she popped back up and greeted me with a haymaker punch. That wasn't always the case later on. When I went to college, guys in the dorm wanted to rent it for date nights.
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    Because this video picture is so large, Before viewing on a computer, enlarge the video to full screen hitting the following icon.... If viewing on a phone, image should be the right size. x4qFp1B.mp4
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