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  1. No - do take your "don't point a gun at anyone", and your "keep your finger off the trigger", and your "all guns should always be considered loaded" rules seriously. Let's not be silly and equate what we do in SASS/CAS with some Hollywood production and their methods of operation... How long are folks going to milk this story...good Lord! Phantom
    14 points
  2. After an absolutely fabulous time in Tombstone, we began the 20 hour drive home. Just outside of Amarillo, we decided to spend the night. Two miles from our hotel, a bag of tools fell off of a flatbed pickup in front of us. I swear it was the proverbial "bag of hammers." We had no where to go and ran it over. Heard metal dragging on the road immediately. Oh $#@%! At that moment I thought about all the tires I had changed for people during my career. All hours of the day. All types of weather. Hoping I had built up some "brownie" points and could get some of that goodwill to boomerang back. Pulled into the hotel parking lot and looked. The tail pipe had been ripped off the back of the muffler and was dragging, and the muffler hanging with no rear support. And it was 8:30 PM and dark. In the dark, 600 miles from home and I am thinking about coat hangers. Guy parked next to us rolled down his window and said, "You guys need a welder for that." Yes we do. Where do I find a welder in Amarillo, Texas going on 9 PM? The guy said, "I have one right here." Our parking lot neighbor, Daniel, had a big Lincoln welder in his truck bed. He is a pipeline welder and a welding instructor. Wow! While Shortcake went to get food, I helped Daniel get set up. An hour later I was having a beer with our new friend in a hotel parking lot in Amarillo. He didn't want money. I assured him that if he didn't take my money, Shortcake would just use it to buy more clothes, and she has too much already. He finally relented and accepted our cash. Karma, sometimes can be sweet. Some angels don't have wings. They have welding equipment. Cowboy on, Daniel!
    11 points
  3. Run a 17 lb spring and then you don't have to worry. I doubt that running a 13 lb spring will make you any faster than using a 17 lb spring. J.M
    10 points
  4. Sorry for the slow reply on the final amount but one check was mailed to the wrong person and I just got it yesterday. I am very excited to announce that we collected $6350.00!!!!!!!! I received something yesterday from the American Cancer Society that said any donation up to $100,000 would be matched dollar for dollar until December 15th. That would mean that what all of you donated is now worth $12700.00!!!!!!!!!! I want to thank everyone who made donations as well as those who donated items to be auctioned off and those who bought the items. I know Papa Dave would be very happy that such a large amount was donated in his memory. Once again thank you to everyone who helped us with such a large donation! Randy
    9 points
  5. Need I say It? The recent filming industry tragedy and apparent negligence points up how accidents really can happen when guns are not thoroughly checked and confirmed unloaded. We have very strong procedures to protect against a CAS accident of this nature. Please folks, DO TAKE YOUR UNLOADING TABLE TASKS VERY SERIOUSLY.
    8 points
  6. Bottles, set me up with an Ice Cold mug and a bucket of BEER. I'll be over at the table under the stairway where it's Quite an Safe when glasses and bottles start flying when things get rough. Put it on Whiskey business's tab, she said she sent me here and have a drink or three on her. I'll just sit here and sip my /beer and se if anyone comes in that i know from the old days of 2000-2010. Picture is from 1992 at the First annual Winter Range in Arizona.
    7 points
  7. It appears that 'common sense' was also outside of the structure. ..........Widder
    7 points
  8. Sorry. I had not seen it "milked" previously. I wasn't implying anything, just asking folks to take seriously what the rules require. Sorry to offend you again. If you had seen the hunting fatalities that I had to investigate over years past, you'd probably better understand why I posted this. The largest part of them were family members killed by a shotgun, on State managed hunting areas, while somebody was situating an "unloaded" gun into, or removing one from a vehicle. All of them had taken hunter safety courses and knew the Commandments you referred to. But they were human. Don't fool yourself. It doesn't only happen on movie filming sets.
    6 points
  9. Be patient and watch to the end: Rudie Idiot video-1586452278.mp4
    6 points
  10. You are going at it all wrong....First you need the derringer....Then the bandana... Texas Lizard
    6 points
  11. In January, 2018, the ROC ruled that Henry Repeating Arms' SINGLE-SHOT RIFLES are SASS-LEGAL for Long Range and Plainsman sidematches.
    5 points
  12. I've heard through the mountain voodoo gossip channel that next year ole TW will have a "chicken foot protection payment" available for all those who don't want to have a chicken's foot placed on their guncart. Kajun
    5 points
  13. JK, And this ^ is probably the answer to your problem. Trust me (and Doc Shapiro can verify this in his research), that there is a point where these hammer springs can be too light that its counter productive to speed. Light hammer springs might feel like your can cock them faster, but hammer fall speed can counter effect any advantage you think you might have with hammer cocking speed. And of course, its not only counter productive to shooting speed, but as you are experiencing, light hammer springs can cause other issues in firing your pistols. Good luck. ..........Widder
    5 points
  14. I know you have been lying awake at night wondering why baby diapers have brand names such as "Luvs", "Huggies", and "Pampers', while undergarments for old people are called "Depends". Well here is the low down on the whole thing. When babies crap in their pants, people are still gonna Luv'em, Hug'em and Pamper' em. When old people crap in their pants, it "Depends" on who's in the will! Glad I got that straightened out so you can rest your mind.
    5 points
  15. Maybe it was something else?
    5 points
  16. An insurance agent approaches a cowboy, trying to sell him an accident policy. The agent inquires, "Have you ever had an accident?" "Never," the cowboy responds. "However, just recently a horse kicked in two of my ribs, and back a couple years ago a rattlesnake bit my ankle." "Wouldn't you call these accidents?" says the puzzled agent. "Nah," the cowboy replies. "They both did it on purpose!"
    5 points
  17. I have never been to a match bigger than a State match but I really want to go to Land Run, at least once in my life. I have no expectations of winning anything,I just want to go and see vendors, meet people from many different areas, and have fun shooting. Hope all of us who want to go can go.
    5 points
  18. 5 points
  19. Just buy a turkey hunting license. You won’t see any after that.
    5 points
  20. Found on Facebook: Another fascinating email from my test pilot friend ******* The Grandfather of the Preflight Checklist  On. Oct. 30, 1935, an experimental military aircraft taxied down the runway at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. The Boeing Model 299 — the most technologically sophisticated airplane of its time — took off with Maj. Ployer P. Hill as pilot. Hill was the Chief of the Flying Branch, Material Division, at Wright Field and the U.S. Army Air Corps’ top test pilot, having test flown nearly every Air Corps aircraft between 1918 and 1935. This was his first flight in the B-299. The takeoff roll was uneventful, as was the takeoff. However, on ascending, the B-299 suddenly pitched up, stalled and crashed, then caught fire. Hill and Boeing’s Chief Test Pilot Leslie R. Tower, died due to injuries. The other three on board (Lt. Donald Leander Putt, co-pilot and Air Corps’ project pilot; C.W. Benton, company mechanic; and Henry Igo of the Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Company) escaped. 1st Lt. Robert K. Giovannoli, a test pilot, saw the crash and immediately went to help. He made two trips into the burning wreck to rescue Hill and Tower. The wreck shocked the aviation industry and prompted questions about the future of flight. Investigators found the B-299 to be in perfect mechanical condition, and pilot error was ruled out of the question since it was such a routine takeoff. Eventually, it was determined that the crew forgot to check the wind-gust locks on the elevators and rudder on its preflight. These devices that control surfaces from moving when a plane is on the ground, were disengaged, making them uncontrollable in flight. As a direct result of this deadly crash, a checklist to prevent such oversights in the future was created to ensure all flight control components are fully usable. This checklist was designed to be read so all items would be accounted for prior, during and after every flight. It was adopted by the Air Corps and airlines, essentially establishing the first safety management system in aviation history. Today, no one can take off or land without using the checklist. More about Hill Born in 1894 near Boston, Hill, a scholar-athlete, attended Brown University graduating in 1916 with high honors in engineering. He enlisted in the Army’s Aviation Section in 1917, received commission and trained as a bomber pilot. However, the Great War ended before he made it to Europe. Hill remained in uniform and became an expert in aerial photography, leading to him commanding air photo units in the U.S. and abroad. He worked his way to be a highly regarded test pilot. In 1932, Hill was named a full-time test pilot at Wright Field, Ohio. He went on to become a major and chief of the Flying Branch of Material Division. After his death, the Ogden Air Depot in Utah would be renamed Hill Field in his honor. In 1948, it was renamed Hill Air Force Base.
    4 points
  21. Ponder on these imponderables for a minute: If you take an Oriental person and spin him around several times, does he become disoriented? Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery? If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled? Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker? Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist but a person who drives a racing car not called a racist? Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things? If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged , models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed? If alcohol is to blame for 15% of deaths on the road, could you reduce road deaths by 85% by banning sober driving?
    4 points
  22. Did she look like this little Filly. It might have been El Lazo. He likes to go in drag sometimes.
    4 points
  23. Ok friends, you talked me into to it. Talked it over with my wife and we are going to drive down to Tombstone and stay 3 days. Rented a little cabin. Then going to back to Phoenix, shoot fire and ice, and the on to EOT. We are going to make a two week vacation out of it. Sound like a plan?
    4 points
  24. I usually charge my cylinders while working the ULT, but I stop charging when the shooter comes to the table. Both tasks deserve my full attention.
    4 points
  25. OMG, he does look things up!
    4 points
  26. Common with mixed brass and wimpy hammer spring Make sure your primers are seated to the bottom of the case's primer pocket. OLG
    4 points
  27. When I saw this posted on social media I thought this was a horrible joke. I had never met Cole or Amber in person however Cole had me build him a rig a while back and spoke several times on the phone. What a great young man he was and I looked forward to meeting him someday. From what I gathered from posts on social media and his friends he really knew how to live life and was a great father as well. The selfish side of me is sad that I didn’t get to meet him in person however I know his shooting friends and I know he was in great company! My thoughts and prayers are for all who knew him and may Gods healing arms be wrapped around them all. Colt Faro
    4 points
  28. I think buckshot bear needs to change his name to puppy chow. He's not quite as -- something -- as Alpo, but give him a few years to grow.
    4 points
  29. Queries to ruin a sane mind. Unless, of course, you were insane to start with. Are you? Were you? Am I/? WK WGAD?
    4 points
  30. It’s my fixed opinion based more than a half century of circling the sun that most people are like your new friend. Unfortunately, it’s the chuckleheads that seem to capture headlines.
    4 points
  31. Seriously...when are some of you folks going to take off those silly Rose Colored Glasses???? The people in SASS are no different than any other group that participate in Games/Sports...really. There are a lot of SASS members that do nothing but put on a facade to mask their true self...and people buy it Hook, Line and Sinker! Phantom
    4 points
  32. China controls 80-90% of rare earth market, and that includes control of most of the cobalt required for EV battery production mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Edit in anticipation: The chart above shows production. China has control of more than it nationally produces through trade agreements and treaties, and also outright ownership of mines and facilities in other countries. It's estimated that by the end of the decade, the U.S. will have three EV battery plants, compared to China's eighty-eight. The idea of recharging during off-peak hours is great -- as long as there are a limited number of EVs charging during off-peak hours. When the power grid has to respond to EV-driven demands during off-peak hours, then it's no longer off-peak, is it? Add to that the increasing amount of power being generated from solar fields which can NOT support the off-peak demand, and the idea of phasing out generation based on non-renewable energy, and there's a fairly predictable crisis in the future. Does anyone actually believe the U.S. government can build EV charging stations across the U.S. without ridiculous cost overruns and delays? When the U.S. transitioned from horses to automobiles, it didn't require the government forcing people to give up their horses and buy cars. It didn't require the government preventing farmers from growing oats and hay to create a 'fuel' shortage to drive up the costs of riding horses, it didn't require the government building gas stations, it didn't require the government giving taxpayer money to automobile manufacturers and tax breaks to people buying cars.
    4 points
  33. @Santa Fe River Stan,36999L @Bucky Buckskin @Delta Glen, SASS #39197 @JP Law @The Original Travis James @Arcadia Outlaw SASS#71385 @Fireball #7709 Life @Shelleen @Midwest Hale @Crane Creek Kid The new Trail Driver Banner has arrived. My plan is to present it and get it autographed by as many winners as possible at "Dark Day at Santa Fe". I am even trying to get Buck D. Law to shoot a black powder match for the first time and come along to help. This could be fun! I hope to see you all soon in Florida. The North Alabama Regulators offers our sincerest apologies for the mix up.
    3 points
  34. Can’t say enough good about this match and the good people that put it on, outstanding in every respect!
    3 points
  35. Wow. Way too young. My prayers are with his family and friends.
    3 points
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