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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. 11 points
    I was grumpily walking on the treadmill this afternoon and noticed that the walking belt was slightly off center. So I got out the manual and looked up how to correct it. Pretty simple. Start it up let it run at 1-1.5 mph and turn the left adjusting screw until the belt moves back to center. Got ‘r done. Then I noticed from the digital info panel that I had burnt several calories while on the floor adjusting the belt! It counts your calories whether you’re on it or not! My pulse was really low too according to the screen. This changes everything. Turn on the treadmill, sit down in a chair and watch those calories burn away. Win win exercise program the way I see it. Time for some pizza.
  4. 10 points
    "A man who can smile when things go wrong, has thought of someone he can blame it on". ..........Widder
  5. 9 points
  6. 8 points
    Link below is to a news story and not FB. Man’s Facebook post about traffic stop goes viral
  7. 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
  8. 8 points
  9. 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!
  10. 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...
  11. 7 points
    Im Vlad you posted that...
  12. 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”!
  13. 7 points
  14. 7 points
    Odd, I hadn't seen any reports that AOC had taken a tour of Iceland recently.
  15. 6 points
    Im no expert but I shot by brother with a wrist rocket once!
  16. 6 points
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 6 points
    New Member in Paso Robles, Just joined the party. Big HOWDY to All!!!!!! G
  20. 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.
  21. 6 points
  22. 5 points
    Icy. It warmed up nicely to near 50 though.
  23. 5 points
    Insecurity and uncertainty can be your friends!!
  24. 5 points
    My thoughts? Honestly? I would rather go fishing than shoot stages like that.
  25. 5 points
    Texas Independence
  26. 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.
  27. 5 points
    WD-40 is really good at taking ink off.
  28. 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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  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 5 points
    MY NEW RIG!!! Built to my specs and it came out exactly as I envisioned!!! I'm a happy cowboy!!! D.a.d leather did the work.
  36. 5 points
  37. 4 points
    The Chinese Communist government has been our enemy for 70 years. Every now and then, the mask slips and their true nature is revealed, as it is now. They are brutal and oppressive and will remain so until the system collapses. I do not see that happening in my lifetime.
  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
    You met a mental defective. What's your point?
  40. 4 points
    I'm a Cimarron fan. Colorado Jackson will deliver to most any match he attends, especially locals around Dallas area..
  41. 4 points
  42. 4 points
    Just got home from CAC. As always Pinky and I had a great time. We would like to thank the Bar 3 for welcoming us as family once again. I could never name all those involved in putting on the match. T-Bone has a crew of volunteers second to none. We have attended the match 7-8 times now and every year we see improvements that have been made either to the stages or the grounds to please the attendees and make their time there more enjoyable. If you’ve never been there you are missing out on one of the best events held anywhere for cowboy shooters. Please try to put it on your schedule. We will see ya there next year.
  43. 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!
  44. 4 points
    When being a cop and you finally get the time in for retirement, you realize that you get paid such and such to be a cop. Then you figure what you get paid if retired. You take that amount against what you get paid to work and realize you are being paid $2.50 an hour to get shot at, to get into physical fights, and listen to stupid people. When you realize this, you retire as soon as possible, if you have any sense left.
  45. 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...
  46. 4 points
    We did this so folks won't have to mess with the sights on their favorite lever or pump .22. So bring that go to pest control .22 and have a good time. I agree TW is off but I don't think those white diamonds had anything to do with it. I tend to think the delivery doctor dropped him on his head.
  47. 4 points
    2KidsPop; The above posts provide a wealth of information, perhaps overwhelming. Perhaps I can put some things in perspective from my own experience. Every factory new cap and ball revolver except the Ruger Old Army should be considered a kit when it comes to competition. They all should go bang out of the factory box. But unless you are extremely lucky, after that first bang you will likely be fighting cap fragment jams, and eventually some broken springs. Even the Ruger Old Army gets better with non-factory nipples and springs. There have been major matches won with out-of-the-box cartridge revolvers. I am not aware of any major match black powder category that has been won with out-of-the-box percussion revolvers. So your choice really depends on how competitive you want to be with those percussion revolvers. If it does not bother you to finish way down in the rankings, then you can shoot factory guns without tuning and modifications, endure the jams and broken springs when they occur, and have lots of fun doing it. If you want your ranking to be limited by your ability rather than your gun's capability, you are going to be faced with tuning those guns. A reasonably handy fellow can do a lot of tuning in his own workshop even though he is not a gunsmith. There is information on line that shows you what needs to be done, and links are provided above. If money is no object, send your guns to one of the well-known cowboy gunsmiths for tuning, or buy guns that have already be tuned by someone else. At least one of the cowboy gunsmiths offers pre-tuned new percussion revolvers for sale. I have never shot one of those, so you should contact someone who has if that is an option for you. You will have a terrific time as a blackpowder shooter. Just realize that your competitiveness a factor to be considered in the black powder categories, as it is in the smokeless powder categories.
  48. 4 points
    It's not "goober", that 97 is "uber"....one that "you " can pay to take a ride with.....you always get my 97's mixed up......jeeeezzzz.
  49. 4 points
    Forty’s favorite day. He’s sharpening his CutLass now.
  50. 4 points
    One of the advantages of aging is the wisdom and the ability to withstand and survive adversity and tragedies. But one of the problems of aging is that the older we get the more tragedy we have to withstand. You and your loved ones will be in my thoughts.
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