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  1. 7 points
    Grandpa, Dad and me. Haven’t got a box done for grandpa yet. Waiting on some info from relatives.
  2. 6 points
  3. 5 points
    The Outlaw Travis James and Blue Wolf just signed up.
  4. 5 points
  5. 5 points
    Any Duelist or GFer worth his salt would still shoot it one handed. Even if allowed two handed.
  6. 4 points
    History: back about 1995 Old Scout, Joy Belle, and I went to lunch one Wednesday about noon at the Iron Skillet in Ontario, CA. Cliff Hanger joined us for the second or third one and then we added others over time. Someone (Lefty?) suggested a name, The Grumpy Lunch Bunch) and a mascot was chosen. Eventually we changed the times to every other Thursday at 11:00 (to beat the lunch crowds) and we decided to never go to the same place twice in a row. It worked for a long time and still does. The GLB still lives on. Now, I've been gone from California coming on 5 1/2 years now and I think about that group often. Some have died, some have moved away, some have quit, and a few have just plain disappeared. It's one of a very few, maybe a half dozen, things I miss about California. Anyhow, I have a group of four people put together here, again by happenstance not deliberate, and have decided to resurrect the GLB here in central Arizona in the Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Dewey-Humboldt, Mayer area and am inviting anyone interested to get in touch with me and see what we can get moving. The originals were all CAS shooters, but we gathered in a few others as well. Women have always been welcome but have never been plentiful amongst or ranks and I'd like to see that change, too. They tend to be calming addition and they sure pretty up the gatherings. Non shooters are also welcome, but anti-gunners are not. No use poisoning the thing before it gets started. Let me know. And check out cliffhangershideout.com to see how the word is passed down there. Hope to see some of you at lunch soon. Forty Rod PS: feel free to start a similar group anywhere you are. I can see a rousing bunch in every state and country where there are like-minded folks. I will be willing to lend suggestions and good wishes wherever you all are.
  7. 4 points
    I doubt that the BART directors and other grand high poohbahs ride BART.
  8. 4 points
    I'm tired of this already. I told my wife this morning that this marked the "REAL" first day of her retirement. That is the first day she didnt have to get up and go to work in the snow.
  9. 4 points
    Make your next purchase a Remington.
  10. 4 points
    I guess the fact that the perpetrator committed First Degree Murder to obtain said firearm is not relevant?
  11. 4 points
    That would be me. I spin them every time. Then I index, take it to full cock and lower the hammer on the empty. Works like a charm.
  12. 4 points
    The guy actually got cuffed and detained for being a dumbaxx and getting belligerent with the officer. The cop is right there is a PRoK law that makes it illegal to eat inside the pay area of any BART station or on any BART train/bus. We don't get to see the beginning of the incident but if the dude would have not copped an attitude with the officer he likely would have gotten off with a warning. Instead he becomes confrontational and ends up getting cuffed and detained. If the guy would have just did what the officer asked him to do even if he thought the officer was wrong he would have made his train. Instead he opted for 15 minutes of look at me I'm a dumb@XX. There was a lot more video out there that shows the guy cursing at the officer and calling him names. and yet through out it all the officer maintains his professionalism. The guy eating the sandwich not so much. He is now looking for a lawyer so he can play the race card.
  13. 3 points
    Talking to newer members...mention folks like China Camp and others...get a blank stare. Trust me when I say that others will soon be forgotten. In a few years folks will say the Judge who? Tex...???? Kate...who's she? That's life some say...just too bad that some are eager to expedite the process of forgetting these folks that have given so damn much to this game. That's all...and I WILL NOT respond to any comments posted on the WIRE. If you have some deep down need to contact me, send me an email. Later...see ya on the range. Phantom
  14. 3 points
    You nailed it. That's my thoughts exactly. Any time we list our names unnecessarily in connection to a gun, we should expect to see it used against us at some future time, either by anti-gun elements, by a misguided government, or by both in collusion. In this age of insecure data keeping and electronic search capability, nobody should ever have confidence that adverse access to our information is preventable. And we know that some folks out there will misuse the data any time they can get it, legally or otherwise.
  15. 3 points
    Sounds like something for the "Group W" bench. What ya in for-- eating a sandwich in public! Annnd swearing at the cop. Come on over and have a seat. Another good reason to live in New England, we can actually eat outdoors!! Can ya imagine if that cop showed up at a picnic.
  16. 3 points
    Be prepared to buy some NEW parts to start over
  17. 3 points
    A few years back I learned of the Museum of the Republic of Vietnam being opened in California. I recalled I had a flag somewhere that I hade brought back in ‘70. I eventually got in contact with the folks in charge, (one is a retired Viet-American US Navy Captain) and they were thrilled that I wanted to donate it. I guess seeing as how things ended, the bulk of the war artifacts are in GI hands seeing as how most Vietnamese got out with only the clothes on their backs. They wanted to fly me out for the ceremony and banquet but I politely declined. Didn’t want a fuss made. A Facebook friend sent me these pics this morning. I had seen pics of the flag raising ceremony and opening of the museum but not the display itself. I guess they got the pics from my FB page. Glad the banner finally found a good home. Maybe I’ll get out there some day.
  18. 3 points
    Found this from a friend https://www.redstate.com/stu-in-sd/2019/11/11/sure-see-remake-movie-“midway”/
  19. 3 points
    This is very common these days. You watch. The officer will be crucified. The man will sue. Security at transit stations WILL diminish, cops do not like being thrown under a bus, and soon ridership (yeah, it’s a stupid word) will go down. Once it goes down thousands and thousands of dollars will be spent trying to discover why it went down. Committees will be formed. Anyone in Operations that explains the reason it went down will be disinvited to future meetings and only fluffy people with small brains will be involved. Eventually over a million dollars will have been spent on planning, ads, promotions and service changes. Promotions will occur and new departments formed and eventually the tax payers will be out millions of dollars over years paying salaries and by the time wasted by people that know what they are doing but are ignored so they no longer go the extra mile to perform their duties. How do I know? I just had my 30th anniversary in this vocation. Yay. Three years and three months...tick, tock, tick, tock...
  20. 3 points
  21. 3 points
  22. 3 points
    Well, I went and saw the movie......but I didn't go to critique it or give a fact vs fiction assessment. I liked the movie. The ending was the best part when they showed REAL pictures of certain American service men and also gave credit to them by listing the medals and honors bestowed up them either because of Midway or their service during WWII. ..........Widder
  23. 3 points
    My favorite out of the bunch
  24. 2 points
    We enjoy our freedoms because of fine folks like you. Thank You! --Dakota Skipper and the Dawg
  25. 2 points
    Got up this morning and everything was WHITE. Somebody came through in the night with Powdered Sugar. REALLY COLD powdered sugar Is it SPRING YET
  26. 2 points
    The end of the year rolling around. I myself and I am sure others like to plan the years shooting at the beginning of the year. I would like to remind annual and up match directors if possible to get there match dates submitted to the SASS office for posting on the SASS website. Thanks Buff Bill
  27. 2 points
    ....my comment was only about SCOTUS. Doubt we will get beyond the nine justices. Of course if that happens that probably means the end of the electoral college too....: Which also means the end of the United States of America. The reality is that in the next few years if this gets back to the Supreme Court they will rule in Remington’s favor. GG
  28. 2 points
    Strange creatures and apparitions are generally camera shy....
  29. 2 points
    I thought that when the Supreme Court declines to hear a case that the lower court’s ruling stands.
  30. 2 points
    The "ruling" is a decline by the Supreme Court to hear the case at this stage-- an appeal/certiorari petition from the Connecticut Supreme Court's decision to allow the case to go forward. It is not a ruling on any substantive issues. It is very common for the US Supreme Court to deny such petitions at that level. It does not foreclose review by the Court from an adverse decision against Remington if that is what eventuates.
  31. 2 points
    San Francisco 49ers may be for real. The Seahawks sure don’t seem to be able to do anything.
  32. 2 points
    In Chicago a female police officer was almost beaten to death because she was afraid to use her gun to defend herself, afraid that she would be crucified by the press and the city because the guy didn't have a gun and was a minority. Lucky for her backup arrived and bailed her out, saving her life. But imagine being an officer and knowing that the city and your bosses will throw you under the bus in a heartbeat for just doing your job or even defending your life because the optics might look bad. And they wonder why they have problems hiring and retaining good police officers. I swear somedays I don't even recognize this country anymore, not the one I grew up in. Feel like a dinosaur - even saying what MLK said that one should be judged by the content of one's character and not the color of one's skin is considered racist and not woke. And I hate that term woke. Let me woke this up side your head. Arrrgh!
  33. 2 points
    A list of my guns, with serial #'s, lives in a place that is very safe.
  34. 2 points
    Thoughts: I'm sure you have seen places where littering is rampant. The law appears to be an attempt to prevent that. Multiple trash baskets might help more than a law, which is a waste of police time.. The eater was a hateful big mouth showing off for the camera..
  35. 2 points
    Obviously, a lot of gunsmiths are self-taught in the art of short stroking these guns. So, being well equipped, I encourage you to learn by doing. My suggestion is to buy spare parts up front to learn/work with, rather than alter the original ones that are now part of an operable firearm. When you have guns short-stroked by a well known gunsmith, most will return your original parts, and include the price of the replacement parts in their charges. Just my $0.25 worth.
  36. 2 points
    I get so tired of this crap. Legislators pass inane laws. Officers conscientiously try to enforce them. Officer gets taken to task for doing his job and the legislators take sides with the violator. Retirement can't get here soon enough...
  37. 2 points
    Regardless it's a very nice peace for sale . You are selling a lot of stuff. I pray you are OK Pard . And there is not a major reason behind you selling off so much stuff . God bless Rooster
  38. 2 points
    If that's the case, why do they sell it in plastic bottles? I spend a lot of time out in the woods in Alabama summers with Deet all over me, hands included. It's never had any effect on my Glocks.
  39. 2 points
    I guess that’s winter in Montana, even if it’s still Fall. Temperatures here in Central Florida have plunged too. 64 degrees right now (6 am) with an expected high of only 85. If this keeps up I may have to roll down my sleeves.
  40. 2 points
    Depending on your goals, you can say “I want everything “ or you can decide that you can do with less and save some bucks. i opted to run the important things, furnace, fridge, freezer, pump, lighting in a few rooms, 1 tv and computer if the cable was running. Not the heat pump, not the dryer. That would have a lower kw requirement. probably not a concern for you because you tune pianos and make “the big bux”.
  41. 2 points
    Actually this one is probable better suited for riding in so-cal
  42. 2 points
    Today marks one century since we have been honoring Americans who served or are serving in our Armed Forces. It started out as Armistice Day in 1919. and was changed to Veterans Day in 1954 TRR has on its rolls 40 Veterans, not bad out of a membership around 100. They have served in our Country and around the world during times of peace as well as war. Let everyone take a moment to remember their dedication and sacrifice to the United States for they are true Heroes. TRR Board Blackpowder Burn Crash Osage Mike Texas Jack Daniels cheyenne
  43. 2 points
    You-all do know he's handicapped 'rite'? He has "Tumbles Syndrome". Just look at how many times he has thumbed off his bike. OLG
  44. 2 points
    Fuzz Balls . . . I do believe I . . . well they are fuzzy . . . am I supposed to be insulted? J. Mark "Fuzzy Balls" Flint . . . has a sorta ring to it. . . don't cha think?
  45. 2 points
    From my perspective the half cock on my Rugers isn't a safety feature, it's a feature that's required so I can load the guns given they don't have transfer bars. Since they're purely competition guns and I don't put my booger picker on the bang stick at the LT they're safe enough for me.
  46. 2 points
    Not all smiths cut a notch some put in a 'hump'. As Joe implied I wouldn't make a habit of trying to pull the trigger from the half cock, nothing good will come of it.
  47. 2 points
    Does the buyer have to open the launcher closure at least half-way and have a clear (glass? or polycarbonate) cover, so that the Russian satellites can see there is no missile inside the silo, according to the Arms Reduction treaties? If you should build any structure above ground, be sure to inform the Russian embassy. The Titan Museum forgot to tell the Ruskies when they added another latrine structure near the half-open closure, and it caused all kinds of chaos. I wonder if the Russians had to send an inspector over to utilize the men's room, to verify its function?
  48. 2 points
    Keep attending the matches where you just shot. Bring factory 38 Special, all-lead cartridges and low-recoil 12 gauge shotgun shells with you and shoot all the guns offered to you. You will have preferences. Don't buy guns yet but do get a stiff, wide belt and a western hat.
  49. 2 points
    This is the change that was agreed to by the ROC back in 2018. The actually wording is in the minutes. Here it is; 1. Eliminate the automatic SDQ penalty for leaving the LT and coming to the line of engagement with the hammer back on the rifle. "In such instances, the shooter would be directed to point the rifle safely into the back berm, bring the hammer to FULL COCK if it's in the "safety notch, and pull the trigger. If no bullet was fired, the shooter would be directed to finish staging firearms and to complete the stage (No Call). If a round fired when the shooter pulled the trigger, the shooter would be assessed a SDQ and directed to proceed to the ULT." RECOMMENDATION: YES…CHANGE THE RULE AS SUGGESTED (amended re "safety notch") It's not only if the shooter came from the loading table with it cocked, there have been quite a few occasions when the hammer has been down, but is brushed back and cocked from touching shooters clothing as they have staged it.? With light hammer springs these days this is very easy achieved, now a SDQ WITHOUT testing to see if there is a live round is a harsh penalty. And here are the minutes for that item in the 2019 meeting. 2. It was discussed at the last EOT to change the penalty for coming to the line with a hammer back on rifle when leaving loading table. It has been suggested that the handling of the situation is as follows: If the hammer is back on the rifle while leaving the loading table to the stage, the shooter is to point the rifle safely down range, pull the trigger. If a round is fired, squib or otherwise (live round was under the hammer) a SDQ violation would have occurred. If the chamber is confirmed to be empty (hammer goes “click” with no round fired, the shooter may continue to stage guns with no further call. NOTE: The current rule remains in effect….no change has been voted on or approved by the TGs. The ROC has agreed with this concept. There will likely be a future vote either electronically or at a Summit.
  50. 2 points
    The question should have been something like this: should the current rule be changed to - 1) if a shooter arrives at the firing line with the hammer back on the rifle. TO has the shooter aim the rifle safely down range and pull the trigger. If it goes bang assess the penalty. If it goes click have the shooter stage their firearms and shoot the stage. BS
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