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  1. First we coffee!!!...Then we "Mornin"... And After "Coffee" Just Rememebr...
    7 points
  2. https://mckeencar.com/ https://www.victorianrailways.net/motive power/mckeen/mckeen.html
    6 points
  3. A MOMENT OF PEACE !!!! This photo, taken on February 1, 1944, at a farm in Acciarella, Italy, shows a beautiful moment....when the war seemed so far away. On that day, PFC Frederick "Fred" Gonsalves (Barnstable County, Massachusetts) was having a little rest after confronting German forces and coming under heavy fire. That's when a little Italian girl and one of her dogs approached this American hero and sat right beside him. Together, they enjoyed a moment of peace, and briefly forgot the chaos and devastation that surrounded them. Fred survived the rest of the war, returned to Massachusetts, and was welcomed by his beloved wife Phyllis. Together, they raised six children (three boys and three girls) and had a wonderful life. Fred passed away on November 7, 1991, and is now resting in peace at Island Pond Cemetery in Harwich, Massachusetts.
    6 points
  4. I was thinking the same thing as Rooster. Its possible that after NO BODY claimed it during the time it was announced as Lost and Found, somebody picked it up out of the box thinking they knew WHO it might belong to and help return it. If that's is the situation, it doesn't mean someone is dishonest or a thief but rather a thoughtful pard. Lets all hope for a good outcome. ..........Widder
    5 points
  5. All you gotta do is put too much shot in them so they don't crimp right. Trust me. JHC
    5 points
  6. Why did the Aggie make coffee in the bathtub? The instructions said boil it by the pot. Horace
    5 points
  7. My favorite Aggie joke, goes back a few years: Look, a genuine Aggie class ring, even has its own nose picker.
    5 points
  8. Improving my stage times? With the times scarcity of ammo and reloading components, practicing to improve my stage times has been problematic for me. BUT I believe I’ve found a solution that is worthwhile pursuing. Placing a Neodymium Iron Boron magnet into my cast bullets! Think about it! We do shoot at STEEL targets and magnets are attracted to steel! My first attempt proved this idea to be worthwhile to pursue further. Drop a magnet into the bullet mold first, then pour in the molten lead. Resize and lube as normal. Tested five rounds of my Magnet Automatic Direction bullets at my private range. Worked like a charm. Loaded 100 for my next match. First stage morning sun was shining on my back. I’m called to the line, aim within a foot or two of the targets and pulling the triggers as fast as I could. My stage times were cut in half! I’m smiling from ear to ear. Stage Two is when I recalled that magnets have a north and a south pole. The third round out of my first pistol had the magnet south pole casted on the bullet’s point. Timer Operator had this big old Bowie knife on his belt. Considering the TO’s age he eventually would have needed his hip replaced anyway. Before the next match I have my reloads sorted by their north and south magnetic poles. This is THE match. I’ll place in the top ten for the first time ever! The only question I have, do I need the north facing bullets or the south facing bullets? I lose my smile when I realize all of the stages are all facing west!?!?!? And for nosy cowpokes, yes right after announcing the Clean Shooters they announced their first ever 100% miss Shooter. Using Al Gore’s Internet a search found a Ebay post from a fellow in China that guarantees he has east west poled magnetics in stock. P.S. If’n any of y’all believe this story, let me tell you about the time I recycled lead from a car battery.
    4 points
  9. In today's day and age you can't poke fun at a particular ethnicity or minority, so here we deal with all of them!An Aboriginal, a Englishman an overweight Yank, a NZ Maori, a Kiwi, a Tasmanian disabled person, an elderly person from Latvia, a Swedish blonde, a German, an Italian, a drunk Irishman, a Pole, a Greek, an Indian, a Canadian politician, an Afro-American, a Mexican, a Dutchman, an arrogant Frenchman, a Brazilian, an Ethiopian, a Turk, a Jap, a Chinaman, a Russian, an Indonesian, a Malaysian, a Cambodian, a Burmese and a Vietnamese all went together to an upmarket nightclub.The bouncer said, sorry guys, I can't let you in without a Thai.
    4 points
  10. It’s been busy and I haven’t posted in a spell. Just wanted to take a moment and show off a thing of beauty. Ya’ll take care.
    4 points
  11. Phantom raises a very interesting point, and it made me stop and question what the difference was between being a member of SASS and being a member of some other organization, like a gym. But the more I thought about it the more I realized there were vast differences. We pay dues at a gym to use their equipment. If we don’t like that gym, or if the gym closes, or if we don’t like their policies, we can leave and go to another. In CAS we pay dues to our clubs to support the club and use their equipment BUT WE ALSO pay dues to SASS to govern, oversee, and grow our “sport.” There is an implied expectation that we are funding SASS to do these things, and when they don’t we ask why. RR
    4 points
  12. Brother Daily, yours is the voice of experience, and your tale is truly frightening! Most pleased you still breathe air! My wife is home. She called just before noon and said it looked like they were going to provide her walking papers at 5 pm. I've been working harder at home than I do for a paycheck: I made a run to the hardware store, slam-dunked two bills into the blue box on the way: one-inch pipe fittings and some appropriate screws, and I mounted a handrail on the steps coming up from garage to kitchen. Even got it spray painted to match the white wall. The stud finder does not work for beans on a textured plaster board wall, I had to use the drill-and-fill method ... run in the drill bit until I hit wood, mark it, screw in the floor flange to a stud ... frustrating is the right word. She's home, she has a portable oxygen concentrator (I'm familiar with the 110 volt variety. This is wheeled with a telescoping handle like a skinny piece of luggage!) -- she is HOME, she was able to eat supper under her own roof, she crawled between clean sheets in a freshly made bed, and Sailor-dog did his best to wash the ears off the side of her head. Likely I will sleep on a hair trigger tonight.
    4 points
  13. Ok who's the &*%$$×** that left this on stage 8:
    4 points
  14. There are folks on this thread that I have the deepest respect for. But most of them posting are just plain WRONG. A movie set is NOT (supposed to be) real life - it is make believe. Camera angles are not designed and set on the basis of the "Rules of safe gun handling" - they are set based on what the director thinks will look cool onscreen. An actor is specifically instructed NOT to handle the firearm in ANY way outside of the script direction. This is designed to avoid muddying the chain of events/ custody if an accident does occur. A live round should never be on the set of a film - but like the accident that claimed Brandon Lees life; there may be some horrible combination of circumstances that lead to this outcome. Regardless of my feelings for Alec Baldwin - no one on this thread (including myself) knows the exact details. And for the "It doesn't matter - he should have checked. Any outcome is his fault" proponents. Would you say the same if the hood comes off a NASCAR stock car and flies into the flagman? Should the driver have checked the bolts? How about your airline pilot - You ever see him walk out of the cockpit to personally check the overhead bins are closed and that the doors are secured? These are professional people, a driver, a pilot, an actor who use a TOOL and rely on others to ensure the safety of their performance. But we get all holier than thou because it is a firearm and WE (not them) have been drilled our lives with the rules; but I guarantee you have never checked the lug nuts on your rental car, never insisted on the installation of a Carbon Monoxide detector in a hotel room, never insisted on seeing the safety report on the elevator you're walking into or walked the piling of a highway overpass searching for cracks before driving across. We ASSUME that these things have been completed by the folks assigned these duties. An actor is no different - just a different tool. A person lost their life, another was injured. Tragedy occurred and you all prove to anyone watching that Pro Gunners are no better than the other side - because before the facts are known - we want to place blame and punish someone involved because their politics differ from ours. I thought we were supposed to be better than that.
    4 points
  15. ...... ever notice how newbies to the sport are often of the opinion that they know how to make our sport "better", especially if their "improvement" tends to favor them ?
    4 points
  16. Down this way it's Aggies. For instance...why doesn't Texas A & M have ice on the campus? Answer: they lost the formula. Did you hear that I caught an Aggie wolf in my trap the other day? How did you know it was an Aggie wolf? Because... It had chewed three of it's legs off, and it was still trapped. Why do so many Aggie men have moustaches? Answer: So they will look like their mothers. By the way. We tell Aggie jokes, because we love the Aggies so much. What we love, we joke about. Gig 'Em Aggies!!!!
    4 points
  17. I still don't get why there was a real/live round allowed on the set. Especially when there was the potential of a lot of people on the set, with little or no experience handling firearms. I am saying a prayer for the lady killed and the injured director. And let us NOT let the media get away with calling this a "Misfire" It was anything but. This was a negligent discharge and should be investigated and treated as one.
    4 points
  18. This is a terrible event that happened. I am against the HEADLINES of 'Baldwin shoots/kills'... And others looking to sensationalize this tragedy. Many things are coming out. I will not judge... Some things said today... There was not a UNION (professional) weapons/prop person on the set. There was ONE live round in the gun...ONE. ONE shot was fired that struck both people. I question the choice to shoot AT the camera/people I question how ONE single live round was loaded I question why gun saftey/handling is not mandatory for ALL actors using a firearm A lot to process...but, I pray, because that is the only power I have over any of this
    4 points
  19. @Widder, SASS #59054 @Rooster Ron Wayne @Yul Lose Widder - you KNOW me and KNOW that I ALWAYS look for the good in a situation or give the benefit of the doubt to folks and am SLOW to judge. However, my knife was turned in Thursday afternoon, shown and announced to a gathering Thursday night and was missing from Lost/Found Friday morning. There’s not a cowboy shooter on that range that doesn’t know about my screw knife. Only cowboys and Cowgirls were on the range when it was announced and when it went missing. It would be my absolute PLEASURE to apologize if I were wrong. I am willing to forgive. I’ve finished shooting and am now getting ready for the banquet. It had not turned up by 2:30 today. Whoever has it knows it’s not theirs… On a positive note, so many shooters have apologized on behalf of the Cowboy community. I love this community unconditionally, I truly do. I also believe in accountability. Tommy (my sweet husband) says, “ There’s a Jake Spoon in every crowd”. I will let you all know if it gets returned - tonight or by mail. Tommy bought me a new one. It’s got white scales (handles). Gonna engrave Scarlett on it. I’m hopeful I’ll get it back one way or another. @Tucker T Fudpuckeronly made a handful with sambar stag scales. For the record, my friend and fellow SC shooter, @Palmetto Traveller has one. Love and hugs, Scarlett
    3 points
  20. What no one seems to have noticed is that the title of this thread is an insult. It doesn't say, "Sorry, Glock owners". It says, "Sorry Glock owners". That lack of a comma turns an apology into an insult.
    3 points
  21. No, Baldwin is 1st in-line for answering as to what happened. He had the gun. HE pointed it at somebody. HE PULLED THE TRIGGER! He should be charged with negligent homicide. ANYBODY who handles a firearm should have some training on the safe handling of one. I don't care if he does make millions playing Dress Up and Make Believe. If any of us had done the same thing we would be locked up right now. And yes, he almost assuredly WILL try to blame the gun, the Prop guy, the manufacturer, and anybody else he can think of. Keanu Reeves, Halli Berri, and several of the cast of the latest Jon Wick movie attended professional classes so that they could properly and safely handle their guns in the movie. I don't know Reeves' political view on guns, but I have to respect them for that. I'm not suggesting that all actors handling firearms should go this far, but get at least an Eddie Eagle level of training! Again, ANYBODY who handles a firearm should have some training on the safe handling of one. Rule (1) Treat any gun as if it's loaded. Rule (2) Don't point a gun at anything you're not willing to destroy, (or kill). Rule (3) Keep your finger off the trigger until you're ready to shoot. Rule (4). Be aware of whet's beyond your target. If Baldwin had followed ANY of these simple rules, we wouldn't be having this discussion.
    3 points
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