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  1. 5 points
    When the bottle busts and it’s all over the carpet it’s called “Oh sh**!”
  2. 4 points
    Shouldn't think of these as Blackouts. Consider them practice if the "Green New Deal" ever gets implemented.
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    I did. One of my new DIL's sons asked me if I was part of their family, too. I told him I hoped so. He asked how it felt to be partially black. I said "sort of warm and comfortable...and well fed". (He's a chef). He invited me back for Christmas and offered to put together a dinner just for me. I'll be there.
  4. 3 points
    Yeah, I know I ma. I just returned from Las vegas where my son married one of the finest women I ever met, a wonderful black woman. I toasted the couple and told the audience (about 140 people) that I now considered he to be my family, my new daughter. I then announced that her family is now my family, too and then said "Now I know that many of you will be surprised and mortified that you are now Scots-Irish and Italian." I wasn't sure how that would be taken but it sure got a lot of laughter and applause. It was great weekend. Yeah, I'm a white supremist.....in a pig's ass.
  5. 3 points
    Thank you Branchwater and the rest of the crew that put on a great match. Also, CONGRATULATIONS on being overall FCGF champ! See you at SE Regional!
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    Picked up this old Beaver Brand open crown, flat brim hat on a recent trip to Arizona. Don’t know how old it is, but it’s in great shape and cleaned up nicely. Anyone else wearing a Beaver Brand? They date back to 1860 and went out of business about 10 years ago.
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    A couple of years ago I found a really sad, ratty looking old Resistol hat in an antique store. It fit my size 8 melon and, after looking it over closely, it seemed sound, just dirty and misshapen. I gave $45.00 for it and the man who owned the store told me that a young lady came in with the hat and a story: Seems her great grandpa bought the hat for himself as a Christmas gift in 1941, put it away on a shelf, and waited for Saint Nick. A coupe of weeks later the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the man went down and joined the Navy. He was sent to the Pacific and never came home. The family never got rid of it and finally her mother told her to find it a good home. I had it cleaned and re-blocked, then a lady shaped it further to my liking. I wear it a lot and on my trip to Las Vegas this past week I went to a place called Arizona Charley's for breakfast. I was waiting for some other folks when a lady walked over and asked me if I was Arizona Charley. I laughed and told her that I was Arizona Tom but thanks for the compliment. I later found a characterization of Arizona Charley and danged if that old fart isn't wearing my hat. I have a dozen or more hats, four made by Bob "All Hat" Dumez (RIP) from California, some just right for Sunday-go-to-meeting or coronations. some for getting down and dirty, and some that aren't even western style, but this old black veteran is my favorite hat by a huge margin. The Randoph Scott Confererate grey that Bob made for me is #2.
  8. 2 points
    You really need to get to a match and talk to folks pard. Drop loop fancy holsters are legal for most categories. Classic Cowboy is the only one that comes to mind where the butt has to be above the gunbelt.
  9. 2 points
    The club I am shooting with is SASS affiliated and we are following the SASS handbook and our TG does a very good job to keep us updated about rule changes. Due to the small size of the CAS community here in Switzerland, we do not split the few participants to categories (of course, each shooter has to conform to a SASS category). However, there's one main event every year in Germany some of us are participating (and hopefully me in the future, too). The match is held by BDS (Bund Deutscher Sportschützen) and I am referring to their rule book "bds_spo_western_13-10-2016". The list below shows the categories covered by that rule book. While the most of them will sound familiar to everyone and are in fact identical to all SASS requirements, there are three additional categories, called 1880 BP, 1880 NC and 1870, which have more severe requirements regarding outfit, firearm models and ammunition, targeting a more traditional style of Old West. Young Guns/Young Lady, 14-17 yrs (cal .22lr only) Cowboy/Cowgirl, 18-35 yrs Wrangler/Lady Wrangler, 36-48 yrs 49er/Lady 49er, 49-59 yrs Seniors/Lady Seniors, 60-64 yrs Silver Seniors/Lady Silver Seniors, 65-69 yrs Elder Statesman/Grand Dame, >70 yrs Duelist Senior Duelist, >60 yrs Gunfighter Senior Gunfighter >60 yrs Frontier Cartridge Frontier Cartridge Duelist Frontier Cartridge Gunfighter „B“-Western Classic Cowboy Frontiersman 1880 Black Powder 1880 Nitro Cartridge 1870 One of those requirements is the mentioned use of only single shot shell loops, W2.5.2 (all other categories are not affected). I personally like the idea of those categories, as there are imho a couple more interesting restrictions, e.g. in 1880: Power factor has to exceed 120, no short strokes allowed, revolver model types prior to 1890 and true to original (that means no Rugers), no metal or plastic or whatever stabilizing inlays in the holsters. The outfit requirements are quite the same as with Classic Cowboys, but also other "characters" from that era such as soldiers, gamblers etc. are allowed as long the look is authentic.
  10. 2 points
    As member of the WarTrace family, thank you to all the workers, especially the spouses & families of our volunteer workers/leaders!! They do a ton of work that no one ever sees!! Another fun filled State!! Congrats to all that participated!!
  11. 2 points
    Last week, economist John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center released “Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States: 2019,” his annual report on the number of concealed carry permit holders in the U.S. We’ll let Lott’s summary deliver the key finding: “In 2019, the number of concealed handgun permits soared to now over 18.66 million – a 304% increase since 2007. About an 8% growth over the number of permits since 2018.” Let that sink in. More than 18.66 million Americans hold a permit to lawfully carry a concealed firearm to protect themselves and their loved ones. That number does not include the increasing number of states in which one does not require a permit to legally carry a firearm. While 7.3% of American adults hold a concealed carry permit, it is by no means a homogenous group. Some states provide permit holder data by gender and race. “Among those states, women averaged 26.5% of permit holders – a half of one percentage point increase over 2018.” The increase in female permit holders outpaced the increase in male permit holders across the same time period – and the number of African American permit holders increased faster than the number of white permit holders. Lott reports that, in Texas, the number of black permit holders has grown more than twice as quickly as the number of white permit holders. Within states that provide data by both gender and race, black female permit holders was the fastest growing population. In fact, as Lott reports, “The rates of permit holding among American Indian, Asian, black, and white females all grew much faster than the rates for males in those racial groups.” Besides being an increasingly diverse group, permit holders continue to prove that they are law-abiding citizens. Lott presents permit revocation rates to demonstrate. The highest revocation rate listed is 0.72% in Connecticut; only one other state (Maryland) is even above 0.5%. To be clear, that is less than one percent of permit holders and, as Lott notes, “Most of these rates include revocations for any reason, including people moving out of the state, and for the states where the revocation rates are higher than hundredths of a percentage point are due to residency revocations.” These findings should reinforce the fact that law-abiding gun owners are not criminals and should not be the targets of efforts to reduce crime. As we have seen time and again, focusing on the actual criminals yields results. Efforts to demonize law-abiding gun owners will only increase as politicians get desperate for attention from a fawning media. They will ignore that crime rates have fallen, that the number of permit holders has increased, and that criminals don’t follow laws. Sounds like common sense. Don’t anti-gun politicians all believe in common sense?
  12. 2 points
    My thoughts? Honestly? I would rather go fishing than shoot stages like that.
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  14. 1 point
    Very intriguing.... https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/11/us/ar-15-guns-law-atf-invs/index.html LL
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    Congratulations to my wife Dew R Dye on winning her 12th Ladies overall Tennessee State Championship on her first 2 day match back after a 1 year layoff from major neck surgery ! Congratulations to my Son Mr. Black on his Men’s overall Tennessee State Championship And a 3rd place overall clean match finish at the Wartrace Regulators match! ( “he was only 5 years old when his Mom won her first TN title in 2005” They both over came many challenges in the past 2 years of the cowboy game from a major surgery and 3 hour plus drives just too shoot a monthly match “for the love of the game , thank you Wartrace Regulators & Outlaw Camp ! They will be at the South Eastern Regional Ambush at Caverns Cove Alabama this year as the Tennessee state champions hope to see you all there!
  17. 1 point
    I'd personally go with Taylor's regardless of finish because of their OUTSTANDING customer service.
  18. 1 point
    I have some great deals on 45’s New Vaquero Pair $1149 Original Vaquero Pair $1199 both sets are stainless 5 1/2” and have competition springs. See ads in the Merchant Corner for more info.
  19. 1 point
    Yeah, my wife said she would never live in Texas so I had to take her to Memphis first and then she said she would even live in Texas to get out of Memphis. She now likes it here in the Austin area.
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    I had some great NCOs and worked for a super Captain. I also was pretty good at land nav, but I learned the rest from the non-coms. Imis PDD say hi to DFW, all my grandkids are there
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    Sounds like the law needs clarification, one way or the other. The fact that Roh was selling completed guns to people prohibited from legally purchasing guns is bad news. As far as I am concerned I don't care whether the AR-15 lower receiver is a firearm or not. I don't own one and have no desire to own one. It does sound like BATF is exceeding its authority in what it is doing by changing definitions without following the legal procedires, but then what else is new?
  24. 1 point
    I have many times- Getting the timing 'rite' on the 87 to feed all brass was a challenge. OLG
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    How about putting those products out in .50 caliber cartridge look-alikes made out of aluminum. That should cause a lot of heart attacks and a lot of laughter.
  27. 1 point
    The ones in bold are already in danger of turning blue in the next few years. Honestly, where can you go that hordes of leftists won't follow?
  28. 1 point
    Ed Stack, the CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods, wants you to know he’s committed to keeping AR-15s “off the street.” But he’s also committed (for the time being) to selling other types of firearms. That’s the genius of Ed Stack. He’s perfectly capable of holding two contradictory opinions at the same time. He’ll take one sort of gun buyer’s money and then lecture another on the evils of firearms. We call that being a hypocrite. But for Ed Stack, it’s just being Dick’s. Recently, Ed took to the airwaves to explain in an interview with CBS News how he made his decision upon finding out that the criminal responsible for the Parkland attack had previously purchased a shotgun from Dick’s. If you tried to follow the “reasoning” of the conversation (if not the words actually spoken), it went something like this: Ed: We sold the bad guy a shotgun. And I said, “We’re done.’” Reporter: But that wasn’t the gun he used. Ed: But it could have been. Reporter: So you were done with shotguns. Ed: No, we were done with AR-15s. Reporter: So you sold the bad guy an AR-15, too? Ed: No, but we could have. Reporter: So you’re not selling AR-15s or shotguns. Ed: No, we’re just not selling AR-15s. Reporter: But you said he could have used a shotgun. Ed: That’s right. Reporter: But you’re still selling shotguns. Ed: That’s right. But we’re not selling AR-15s. Ed went on to say that he figured at the time his voluntary gun control policies would cost the company about a “quarter of a billion dollars” in losses. He turned out to be right, or pretty close, he noted. And he continued by explaining that after removing $5 million worth of perfectly good, perfectly lawful semi-automatic rifles from Dick’s inventory, he turned them into scrap metal. Why? Because, according to Ed Stack, “If we really think these things should be off the street, we need to destroy them.” We don’t think Dick’s ever considered just leaving the guns out on the street. But even if Ed believed that the federally-mandated background check process was an inadequate safeguard to keep the semi-automatic rifles “off of the street,” he had options other than destroying valuable company property at company expense. He could have, for example, donated the guns to cash-strapped law enforcement agencies across the country. Then they could have been used to help round up real crime guns from real criminals on the street and elsewhere. Maybe Dick’s could have even qualified for a tax deduction. Instead, for all Ed knows, the scrap metal might just be melted down and repurposed into new semi-automatic rifles for sale by a competitor who defers to the choices of its law-abiding customers, not to the choices of gun control advocates who don’t shop at firearm retailers. Ed Stack told CBS News the future of gun sales at Dick’s is under “strategic review.” So far, he’s removed all firearms from more than 100 of the company’s 720 stores. Meanwhile, many gun buyers and Second Amendment supporters have removed all of their business from all of the company’s stores. As Hot Air reports, “Three years ago the company’s stock was trading at sixty bucks per share. This week it’s hovering around 38 dollars.”
  29. 1 point
    Position: Opposed Author: Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) Summary: HR 838 would permit levels of espionage against the American people not seen since the introduction of the Patriot Act. This Republican-sponsored bill would establish a "Task Force" of 24 unelected, generally unsupervised individuals to oversee a national strategy of monitoring private citizens under the guise of preventing "targeted violence through behavioral threat assessment." Take Action: Link
  30. 1 point
    We had a great Raylyn Benefit shoot this weekend. The weather was perfect and it was so good to see everyone. This was definitely one of those events that demonstrates the SASS cowboy spirit and how we support those in need. Raylyn and family want to thank everyone for your generosity and prayers. We raised $5,001 for the Raylyn Foundation!!! Thank-you so much to everyone who donated money, goods and services to make this weekend a successful fundraiser and an awesome fun shoot!! I am posting photo evidence of a good time had by all on our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oakwoodoutlaws/photos/?ref=page_internal Belle
  31. 1 point
    A big consideration of is the number of stages at a match. As the number of stages grows the number of clean shooters diminishes. Monthly match with 5-6 stages may have 20% clean, same as the first day of a 12 stage annual event, by the second day the number may be reduced to 10-12%. Clubs that only have 10 stages of main match shooting may have a higher % of clean shooters vs. a 12 stage annual. Our 20 stage Iron Man match had zero clean shooters, I was the only clean shooter going into day 3 and I blew it on the first stage of the third day. Heat and fatigue were contributing factors. All 20 stages were very cleanable. Perhaps, the number of clean shooters per stage is a better control number vs. overall clean. I'm not one to shoot like a sloth just to get a clean match pin, not a good practice in my mind, I'm trying to win the overall. Those that want to be clean and are comfortable shooting a little slower still must also deal with P's and gun/ammo malfunctions, it's not all about stage writing, once again the potential for a P or malfunction increases with the number of stages. Rain, snow, heat, cold, mud, dust, wind, etc. are also contributing factors.
  32. 1 point
    mine does the same thing, the hammer going forward trips the cartridge being released from the mag tube to the carrier.
  33. 1 point
    Note: The Donkey Nostrils above is the 500th contribution to this thread!
  34. 1 point
    Siri, give me the names of three cowboy gunsmiths.
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    When lever is fully closed, nothing (but firing pin) moves in a perfectly functioning 73 action. Do you perhaps mean it's sticky and hard to get the lever to move immediately after firing the gun? Just as you start to stroke the lever? That suggests the chamber is hanging up the fired case to me. You could have bulged the chamber when you forced a round into chamber with part of a case in it, then fired the round. You could also have bent parts enough to affect timing and thus smooth extraction, as I mentioned above. Or while extracting the partial case from chamber, tools could have gouged the chamber wall. The calamity that you describe is one that is well worth hiring a gunsmith to get that rifle running well again. It's worth little as anything but a risky fixer-upper to other shooters right now, because extracting fired cases is pretty vital to running in a match. Good luck, GJ
  36. 1 point
    These are VERY well made knives. https://www.knivesofalaska.com/Home OLG
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    Yup-you're play'n with fire. Wife may just push you off that scooter next time...... OLG
  39. 1 point
    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"?
  40. 1 point
    When I was stationed at China Lake. Almost all the different programs did a LOT of travel. The members of the Harley Owners Group I belonged to collected the small shampoos, soaps, shower caps, etc. from the various hotels as we stayed at during our travels. Once a quarter we gathered them up and donated then to the women's shelter. Women and Children often arrived with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. I was a way we could make their ordeal a little less stressful.
  41. 1 point
    Howdy Pretty much if you want to be competitive with a '97 you have to perfect the technique of loading one shot after another by grabbing a round from you belt loops and throwing it into the chamber. Loading and shooting a '97 any other way is not very competitive. I have a lovely old '97 that left the factory in 1909. But I realized right away I was not going to be competitive with it. Was not going to be able to perfect that technique. So instead I went with a SXS. This nice old Stevens Model 250 was probably made around 1908. Somebody before me cut the barrels down to 24". I'm not very competitive with it, but I sure like blasting targets with it.
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    Not a fan of the slide. Some stages will have 6 SG targets. And you might need extra if you need a makeup. Might even need more than that. Have had some shotgun side matches have 8 SG targets. So would say for me. 8 minimum. One reason I prefer the SG belt over slide. With the slide and that many rounds in the slide. It kind of limits where and how you place your holsters. Lets don't forget your rifle reloads you will need also. With the SG belt. I can place my holsters closer together if I want. Still have room for all the SG shells I need and also have my rifle reloads on my SG belt. My belt has room for 6 shells on one side. 5 rifle reloads in the middle. 6 more SG shells on the other side. You will see shooters use more SG belts than slides mainly because of the reasons listed above.
  43. 1 point
    Read that section again. SHB pp. 3-4
  44. 1 point
    Wife has a small cast skillet that is used almost exclusively for her signature corn bread. Makes just enough for two people to have chili and cornbread two days in a row.
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    I like to drink shampoo with a plastic straw.
  46. 1 point
    Your comment about Lodge reminded me of this:
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    Absolutely. I always wanted 100% clean. But strived for 25-30% clean. In my opinion; clean shooters are not only indicative of big close target placements - but well written stages with reasonable activities and clear instructions. I cannot control a shooters trigger discipline or their eyesight or their concentration level... But I can ensure that everything I do as a match director is designed to facilitate that shooter being allowed to perform to the best of their ability. Match Directors that are... Adversarial to the shooter. Hoping to see the shooter fail or crash. Not 100% committed to the shooters success. Those match directors, in my opinion; have no business being a match director.
  48. 0 points
    Virginia’s anti-gun politicians are serious about attacking law-abiding gun owners, but are indifferent about actual gun crime. As highlighted in a recent report in the Washington Free Beacon by Stephen Gutowski, the Virginia Department of Justice Services (DCJS) has chosen to forego almost $700,000 in federal grants to combat gun violence in order to make a political statement about U.S. immigration policy. According to a U.S. Department of Justice memo, DCJS formally declined $665,673 in federal grant funding to avoid complying with 8 U.S.C. 1373 and 1644. The statutes makes it so that in order to receive certain federal funding, the DCJS is required to share pertinent information with federal immigration authorities. The money had been allocated for use in Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). Started in 2001 under President George W. Bush, PSN is a collaborative effort, utilizing the resources of federal, state, and local law enforcement, prosecutors, and community leaders to target violent crime at the local level. Specific priorities are identified based on the local environment, and solutions are developed, with the primary objective of going after the most violent offenders and putting them in prison. Following a high-profile shooting in Virginia Beach in May, embattled Governor Ralph Northam said violence perpetrated with guns was “an emergency here in Virginia,”and called a gun control-focused special session of the General Assembly. Northam later admitted that none of the gun control proposals he supported would have stopped the Virginia Beach shooting. The irony of the PSN grant refusal, given the governor’s professed concerns, wasn’t lost on House of Delegates majority leader Todd Gilbert. Gilbert told the Free Beacon, “Attorney General [Mark] Herring and Governor Northam have said the loss of lives in Virginia to guns is an emergency, yet they’re willing to walk away from grant funding for a program that has been proven to work”Gilbert added, “They’re willing to put politics above saving lives. These programs work. They save lives.” Unfortunately, the glaring hypocrisy of Virginia’s executive branch wasn’t the only news to come from the state’s anti-gun politicians this week. Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney continued to flout Virginia’s firearms preemption statute by announcing that he will propose an ordinance forcing law-abiding gun owners to report lost or stolen firearms at the upcoming City Council meeting on October 14. Virginia has a strong firearms preemption statute. VA Code Ann. §15.2-915 provides, in part, No locality shall adopt or enforce any ordinance, resolution or motion, as permitted by § 15.2-1425, and no agent of such locality shall take any administrative action, governing the purchase, possession, transfer, ownership, carrying, storage or transporting of firearms, ammunition, or components or combination thereof other than those expressly authorized by statute. At the very least, Stoney’s proposed ordinance would implicate the “possession”and “ownership”of firearms. Moreover, lost or stolen reporting laws re-victimize law-abiding gun owners who are unfortunate enough to be the victims of a property crime. To place an additional burden and the threat of prosecution on crime victims in a moment of adversity is the ruthless act of a callous state that exhibits no regard for the hardship victims face as they put their lives back together. A 2018 survey of firearms studies conducted by the Rand Corporation found no research demonstrating lost or stolen reporting laws produce desirable outcomes. The think tank noted that “We found no qualifying studies showing that lost or stolen firearm reporting requirements decreased any of the eight outcomes we investigated.”Those outcomes included, “Officer-Involved Shootings,”“Mass Shootings,”“Suicide,”“Unintentional Injuries and Deaths,”and “Violent Crime.” With this week’s events, the Old Dominion’s anti-gun politicians have once again shown that they have little interest in targeting actual violent crime or respect for the rule of law.
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    I did that with a bottle of red wine. Tried the soak n suck method with our shop vac, but it was never the same. Glad yours worked out. We just replaced our dilapidated wooden floor with tile. I have nightmares about dropping either something breakable or dropping one of my cast iron pans on it.
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