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  1. Thanks for the...thoughtful posts. First, the OP referenced the Comic Phantom...but I like that he wears purple. Though there is debate as to whether the original Phantom wore purple or grey. Second, so many of you will bitc* about how we (society), don't value the right to speak one's mind. Wokeness has run amok. So many of you seem to want to be able to say whatever you want without any opposing views...like SM platforms should be Safe Places where all you get are nodding heads and worthless feel-good platitudes. And then there's the grown up way to handle these posts by folks that disagree with you...block 'em! Or...call them A**holes...that's the most Cowboy Way to deal with opposing views. Funniest thing...most of you that can't stand me (which by the way is okay with me...I've got a lot of REAL friends that exist in the REAL world), have never met me...sat down and actually had a face to face...real human interaction. What does that say about YOU? Phantom
    7 points
  2. How rude! You’re in the host’s house and he asked you to stop…..then stop! What a jerk! Stop it or get out, no first amendment applies to a private home.
    7 points
  3. I don't know if I'd go so far as to say he was the coolest ever. One of our local deputy sheriffs - this was about 40 years ago - was bored one morning. About two, 2:30 Sunday morning. The bars are still full of Saturday night drunks. She stuck a cassette in the tape player, flipped it over to PA, turned on her lights but not her siren and blew through 10 blocks just as fast as she can make that cruiser go. Blaring NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA BATMAN! NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA BATMAN! NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA BATMAN! BATMAN! BATMAN! NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA BATMAN!!
    7 points
  4. Opinion only: On any given day or time, about ANY of a dozen or so 97 shooters could claim the fastest. Put all of them together for a week, with daily competition, and here are my top choices to run the fastest 4 and 6 shots...... with the shooters choice of starting position and not touching shells. They can start with gun on table, port up or down. Or, they can start holding SG in Hand(s). Don't restrict the shooter to position the SG in a particular, 'restrictive' manner but allow them to start at their preference. This is the only way to determine their real speed. ALL shells in belt, hand NOT touching shells. AND, included in that guideline, another Cowboy will work the timer. It should not be started by the shooter because this would restrict their preferred starting position. My 97 favorites over the years are, in no particular order: Deuce - 4 or 6 shots Santa Fe River Stan - consistently a Master at the 97 Arcadia Outlaw - tough and fast The Outlaw Travis James - I wouldn't bet against him anytime. Midwest Hale - surprisingly Awesome. Missouri Traveler - Lefty's dad. And on good runs, I think he can best Lefty on 4 or 6. Copperhead Joe - One of the original 97 shooters that inspired me..... and still does. SideKick - his 4 shots will make you nervous and envious. Prestidigitator - Don't know if he is still shooting, but his speed is Awesome. Phantom - He's a Borg. Hell's Coming - His reputation speaks for itself with the 97. I've seen his videos. He's GOOD....Real Good! And last but definitely not the least: Red Knee - his left handed style may actually be the fastest 4 shots I've ever seen. AND, on top of all that, Chicken George has 2 young sons that are burning up the 97 and whooping up on any and all competition. Watch out for them. Hope I didn't leave anyone out. My apologies if I did. ..........Widder (and somewhere during all that competition, I might get in the top 10, assuming I can get a good tail wind). ...........Widder
    6 points
  5. They can take pictures anywhere they want around my place. It all depends on whether or not they want a broken nose or risk being banned from ever visiting me again.
    6 points
  6. The federal government has crossed a line. They are messing with my garage door opener now and interfering with free trade and commerce. I just had it rebuilt and the tech who did the work said I'd have to get rid of my LED lights because they interfere with the signal. He said the twisty ones will work if I can find them. I can't. I also can't find any incandescent lights any more. I cannibalized some other lamps in my house until I can fins another solution. I'M, SORRY, BUT I DON'T THINK THAT IT'S ANY OF THE GOVERNMENT'S BUSINESS.....like 99 44/100% of the things they get involved in every single day.
    5 points
  7. In many ways I miss the days where you could just slug the butthead then throw them out. Simpler times…but then, all the spineless little tattle tales grew up and now we have this. I never thought “…and the meek shall inherit the Earth” would mean spineless self-entitled douchebags could encroach on everyone with their dumbassery. Wouldn’t it be funny if “meek” actually meant the above? That lake of burning fire is just Climate Change.
    5 points
  8. Fluorescent "curly cue" type lamps may affect electronics signals also due to harmonics inherent with the ballast. Incandescent lamps are the correct solution. Also, pay attention to the "Max Lamps Watts". I know that 60w incandescent isn't a bunch of lumens but it's better than having to replace the lamp socket due to excess heat. When incandescent bulbs are outlawed, only outlaws will have incandescents. They'll have to pry them out of my cold, dead...wait...they'll have to pry them out of the cold, crammed with stuff, hall closet.
    5 points
  9. Well, I would ask him to stop. If he would not, I would ask him if he had phone replacement insurance. I guarantee he would stop. One way or another.
    5 points
  10. GO TO A CLUB MATCH !!!!! Before you spend any money on anything. Let the other participants know you are interested. Be amazed at the friendship and offers of equipment and advice you will be offered. This ^ will save you money and/or heartache in the long, and not so long, run. wbj
    5 points
  11. im not inviting anyone as a "guest" that has that habit , ive gone to a lot of trouble to avoid being "out there" and my guests are not given permission to violate my privacy - do whatever elsewhere NOT HERE
    5 points
  12. Thanks, but I found some at a local place whose specialty is finding things electrical that no one else can find....like batteries for lawn trimmers, out of production lights, a small motor for operating toys, etc. I'd forgotten them until man at Ace Hardware reminded me....and they are only a half block west of Ace so I didn't even have to drive there.
    5 points
  13. Heyya Widder, Thanks for being generous with that list Here's one...wish he was still shooting. Badlands Bud Story: He was on my WR posse (the year he won with 15 total Rank Points...and wasn't clean). Stage had two KD's that launched flyers. He shot it KD,KD,Flyer,Flyer. Was sitting around the campfire with Spence and the rest of the Whack Pack and I told him what Bud did. His response: Damn...I don't have the ba$$s to do that in the National Championships! Sure miss having fun with that guy...he was ALWAYS fun to shoot with. Phantom
    4 points
  14. How many of you have actually dealt with him on a personal level? I know Phantom personally, shot with him many times at Cajon Cowboys and attended many events with him. He speaks bluntly and will do everything in the world to help a shooter out. I will posse with him anytime. He is also a great posse leader.....
    4 points
  15. 130+ years of experience are telling you to go to as many matches as you can find locally. I will add my 22 years to that. We want you to come out and play with us NOW. Dont wait until you have all the RIGHT stuff, just come out NOW. You will have so much more knowledge to base your decisions on after you have been to a couple of matches, heck you can even help pick up brass, pull up SG targets etc. Then it (categories, caliber requirements etc) will make so much more sense what we are doing and why. Only then should you spend money on stuff for this game. My ex used to call it "cowboy heroin". Imis (did I mention dont spend money until you have been to a couple of matches?)
    4 points
  16. Go to a couple of matches or more! Go with an open mind. The main reason that we say to try other folks’ guns is because you can find out what fits your hands and your style without going through the process of trading up, down, or sideways when you find that “brand X” doesn’t fit your hands or that you really, “like some other revolver better than the $1,800.00 worth of what you’re holding now”! I went through three sets of pistols before I found the ones that I mostly shoot now. I was fortunate to be able to swap and trade until I found out that the 1875 Remington revolvers fit my big ol’ hands without taking a big loss on guns I wasn’t comfortable shooting! As to footwear, with the exception of Classic Cowboy and B Western, so long as you’re not wearing sneakers, you’re pretty much good to go! There are two rules that are the most important thing in CAS/SASS! Those are “BE SAFE” and “HAVE FUN” , the rest will generally take care of itself. Get ready to have the most fun you can have with your clothes on!!
    4 points
  17. The number of Cowboy guns in my safe has grown over the years. I still own the guns I started with 11 years ago. I actually shot them in a match this month but mostly they get used by newcomers like you who want to try out a match. I have loaned them to new shooters many times. That being said, go to several matches, talk to people, let them tell you why they think their guns are the best then decide for yourself what is best for you. You'll meet some very generous and helpful people. As far as clothing and categories, look up Branchwater Jack on YouTube and watch some of his videos. Buy Captain Baylor's book from Amazon titled "Captain Baylor's Big Bad Book on Cowboy Action Shooting". You will save more than the cost of the book by not making bad or unnecessary purchases. Don't overthink this. It's a game. Have fun and meet some darn nice people in the process.
    4 points
  18. As almost everyone will tell you, go to a couple of matches first BEFORE you purchase anything. By purchase anything, I mean everything from gun cart, to leather, to guns. If you don't, you'll wish you did...unless you're well off financially. I don't even own the first set of pistols that I started with, don't own the second set either. Still have the first rifle that I started with...somewhere. The second rifle is long gone also as is the first and second shotgun. I really suggest that you stick with .38/357 for your "first guns". You can get .45's later, after you get a feel for the game. If you have the financial means, I suggest starting with Ruger pistols of some type, Uberti '73 and quality shotgun of choice. The Rugers and Uberti have a ton of aftermarket "speed" parts to choose from and repair/replacement parts are readily available. Choose quality leather/shotgun belts also. Buy once, cry once. As far as the footwear question, it shouldn't be a problem. Most clubs make certain considerations for people with medical conditions which affect their feet. As long as you don't wear Air Jordan type shoes, you should be fine...although once you start finishing first in category, a few people might question your footwear choice. I can't stress how important it is for you to go to a couple of matches to get the "lay of the land" and especially try out the various firearms. Not meaning to be a jerk but hide that pride and ego and accept some genuine generosity/advice from the people that have "been there".
    4 points
  19. His phone would have had an accident at my place.
    4 points
  20. I'm a fan of Phantom . He is like me and everyone walks around with hurt feelings . Because We speak & don't sugar coat sh*t . Plus Phantom is the only one I know who has been kicked off the Wire more then me
    4 points
  21. im a fan of phantom because he says whats on his mind without being mindful of all the touchy feely things we currently have controlling our lives these days , more of us need to stand up and reject it to create a movement back to they way things should be , im not always in agreement but ive always respected the right to say what our freedoms have allowed to all , as to that movie , im not quite that old or i never was inclined depending on when it was produced , i was never a comic book kid , or a sports card kid ,
    4 points
  22. I've been known as an artiste my self! I can draw flies!
    4 points
  23. They should have snatched his phone out of his hand, dropped it on the floor, and smashed their heel into it. Tell him it's freedom of expression, which falls under Amendment 1 - freedom of speech.
    4 points
  24. Civil War enthusiasts and laypeople alike know the 1861 Springfield was the workhorse of the Union army. That said, they could not manufacture enough to keep up with demand, so they awarded contracts to various gunmakers. Colt was one such contractor, and they made a few changes to Springfield's design. Two of these changes included the "S" hammer as opposed to Springfield's "C" shape, and a redesigned bolster without the cleanout screw. Springfield liked these changes and eventually adopted them as their model 1863. In the modern world, we would have called it an 1861A1 because it is not a major design change or completely new rifle, just a few tweaks. But that style of reckoning had not yet been adopted. This one was manufactured in 1864; however, its model is considered 1861 Colt Special -- a Springfield design made under contract by Colt. I've owned it for a while, but have not had the opportunity to take it to the range until yesterday. I bought a minie mold and casted up a bunch. I also rolled a bunch of paper cartridges, but they are so time-consuming to make that I'll just measure powder for each shot instead of bothering to roll them. Yes, I had it borescoped by a gunsmith before I decided to shoot it. These guns were overengineered anyway, but all was healthy inside. The rifling wasn't as strong as I had hoped for, however, and in the pictures you'll see the accuracy wasn't what I wanted. At 50 yards, the group opened up quite a bit; all but two of these shots were from sandbags (I had to take two standing just because they had fought that way). I had the notion to hunt deer with this thing just one time just to say I had hunted deer with an original Civil War antique. However, it is not accurate enough to wisely or humanely hunt an animal. So it will remain a collector's item that will take a trip to the range every now and then. The action works immaculately and everything is tight. The trigger is a standard military trigger, meaning I hate it I've become quite finicky about how light and crisp I prefer my triggers. You'll notice it tends to shoot high, which I imagine is because soldiers were trained to aim at their enemy's belt. The belt provided a nice point of reference for the sights, but apparently it was designed to shoot a little higher than that to get chest shots. It was 14 degrees outside. I dressed for the weather and still had the range all to myself
    4 points
  25. 3 points
  26. I have always liked this bit of humor. It’s definitely worth putting here. It’s not exactly like the first time I heard but it’s definitely good enough.
    3 points
  27. A little bird told me if you come to the TN State there is a great chance that you will see the fastest 97 around. It might be appropriate to plan a 97 shoot off!
    3 points
  28. I would think "strange" or "peculiar" would be better descriptives.
    3 points
  29. dang !!!!! that sort of catfight ......
    3 points
  30. I would honk, pass them and point back to their trailer in a frantic motion. I can be funny too…
    3 points
  31. Having shot thousands of his bullets in several configurations, I can say with certainty that the equipment is top shelf and the seller is one to ride the river with!!
    3 points
  32. Not the oldest How about the fastest?
    3 points
  33. I was witness to Widder running 6 kds in 3.82. That's fast on water. He ran 4kd in 2.30 Those are all hitting and knocking down the kds.
    3 points
  34. Whom ever did the intro picture was on some serious Wacky Tabakky.
    3 points
  35. I already have a stash of incandescents (Heavy duty made for using on machinery like ceiling fans) that do work better....and as to how far away do I want to open my door? Depends on who's chasing me and how fast I'm going!
    3 points
  36. Wow! A single stage is 100x better and doesn’t take up any more room.
    3 points
  37. Dearest Uncle Alpo, Allison is the name of many/multiple speed gearboxs' (transmissions) used to propel many brands of very large trucks along the tarmac. It's kind of important that it functions properly.
    3 points
  38. https://youtube.com/shorts/bRDogk9SUgI?si=WG87uAaDnGVrXZf6
    3 points
  39. I say, didn't that gallant WWI ace pilot Snoopy.............................sorry, that's still classified.
    3 points
  40. That's her Seeing Eye Dog. To go right, he moves his head to the right, and to the left to go left. He pushes down with his head to tell her to slow down or stop, and pushes against the back of her head to go forward or speed up.
    3 points
  41. I don't believe it! He has Unique, but Lumpy suggested 231!
    3 points
  42. I recall all the small minded lefty dipsticks in Kaleepornia having a fit about Reagan’s age back in the 80’s. They sure don’t give a crap now, do they?
    3 points
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