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  1. I will be out of commission, in a good way, until the second week of January. Whisperin Meadows and I will be Elk Hunting, then a trip to Australia and then cataract surgery. If I have your gun or guns for repair, I'll be back working the second week of January when I can see small parts again. Thank you for your patience, Johnny Meadows
    16 points
  2. See I thought it was the opposite. They start with the cold crunchy outside only to be rewarded with a gooey, chewy warm center.
    9 points
  3. What if you don't ''suffer''? Some find it rather enjoyable.
    8 points
  4. "A miss can be made up with a round down range". That's exactly what he did... oh, and hit the flyer!
    7 points
  5. My son was aboard the U. S. S. Tuscaloosa 1187... one of the last LSTs. he got office hours for lashing himself to a stanchion during a typhoon. I asked him why. He said "I just wanted to see what it was like." Dumb ass! That's like something I would have done.
    6 points
  6. In regards to various caliber pistols used with the same holster rig - this is the very reason I did NOT order ANY cartridge loops built into the custom belt I use. I ordered a removable cartridge slide that can easily be replaced if I use pistols not in my original caliber. Cartridge loops look cool, but aren’t ideally functional for a competition belt. A slide for a few reloads works better.
    6 points
  7. I had a Priest, who as an Ordained Deacon, served as a medic in WWII, doing medic things and giving comfort where he could. When the aid station he was working at was overrun by infiltrators, who started to shoot the wounded and the medical staff, wearing Red Cross arm bands, he picked up a weapon and killed the enemy who were attacking his patients. I learned this story when I entered his study, in the Manse, for help with my French lessons and found him cleaning a captured pistol. He said he carried it, concealed, for the rest of the war. Just in case. I guess you might consider him a Warrior Priest.
    5 points
  8. As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.
    5 points
  9. I’ve had several good purchases on GB. I had one very bad one. It was one of those “too good to be true” deals, but it wasn’t much money and it turned into a great project. It’s really a hit or miss situation and patience and holding to your limits is essential. The auction you’re looking at won’t be the last one of its kind, so if you’re really set on making a smart purchase, keep looking.
    5 points
  10. If you want to survey a random sample of the population, this is the wrong group to ask.
    4 points
  11. When I was 10 or 11 me and my brothers and all our friends decided to build an igloo. We started off making blocks but that eventually turned into stacking snow and packing it. When we were curving the walls to make the roof we had an inside crew and an outside crew and things were going great until we got to the center of the dome. I think we had a completed igloo for about 4 or 5 minutes. We all crawled inside and were sitting there admiring our work when “Thud”! The roof fell in on top of us. The igloo became a fort!
    4 points
  12. Consumer Reports says 500 to 1,000 times depending on type and brand. It should say on the packaging how many cycles. "Rechargeable batteries are best suited for something that draws a large amount of power over a short time. “You get the economic and environmental benefits of rechargeables a lot faster in high-consumption devices, like the remote control for your kid’s toy car that eats up AA or AAA batteries,” Whitehurst says. While children’s toys tend to be some of the biggest battery hogs, the same applies to devices like wireless computer mice. Single-use disposable batteries, on the other hand, are better for products that have a low energy pull over a prolonged period of time and are replaced infrequently, such as smoke detectors or your TV’s remote control. Single-use batteries are also better for any emergency supplies you may be keeping on hand, like flashlights. “Regular batteries are designed to hold their charge for extended periods so that they’re ready when you need them to be ready,” Whitehurst says. When shopping for rechargeable batteries, there are a couple of key things to remember. First, rechargeables have a shelf life of about 5 years and can be recharged roughly 500–1,000 times, depending on brand and usage. That means you’ll probably need to buy fewer of them than you do when purchasing single-use batteries. Second, make sure you buy a charger that can accommodate all of the various sizes you’ll be using."
    4 points
  13. The mentality of "I can do whatever I what anywhere I'm allowed to go" is extreme narcissism in that it denies the idea that anyone else has rights.
    4 points
  14. We tried to build an igloo once in a really tough winter in Northern Utah. I have a lot of respect for those who can make one without a lot of time or fuss, because eleven frat guys sure as hell couldn't make one stay up.
    4 points
  15. Atta boy, Marine. Semper fi.
    4 points
  16. A friend of mine bid on several different lever rifles (some were packages) thinking that he would be outbid on most of them, about a week later he received a 60K bill because he had won most of them. He ended up selling them for quite a bit more than he paid, but it was a momentary - oh s**** - what did I do! I bought a couple from him at a good price.
    4 points
  17. Turkey is one of my favorite things in the world to eat. Roasted or smoked. It is nutritious as well. It’s about like chicken per serving. Like @Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984said “Protein and fat”. Things that make the world go round. (I see a TN joke coming)
    4 points
  18. And all this time, I thought it was because they were afraid of the dark. ..........Widder
    4 points
  19. HARD KNUCKLES AND HOT LEAD Marnie's arm swung outward as her Daddy's black gelding turned a little sideways, the way he always did when she cast a lariat. Sheriff Linn Keller's eyes were hard and unforgiving, his pace determined, one hand on his holstered sidearm, the other hand up, as if to grab, or to support his gun hand, or to swat aside a pesky fly if need be. The object of their attention was buzzed up on something -- just what, they didn't know, and didn't particularly care -- they'd gotten the call and they'd converged, and they'd distracted a druggie from whatever it was he intended to do to a snatched child in the parking lot. Linn started to lean forward, the way he did just before launching himself into someone. Jacob ran up, shotgun in a two-hand grip, brought the pump gun back, his body twisted, ready to uncoil like a living spring. Marnie's loop hesitated, then dropped, snapped shut: braided leather snapped taut, two turns around the saddlehorn guaranteeing her mount's quick-stepping retreat would bring the wide-eyed, knife-swinging druggie off his feet. It appeared to the onlookers as if they'd practiced this move many times -- they had to, didn't they? -- it looked so rehearsed, so perfect: the Sheriff kept the druggie's attention, one pale eyed deputy whipped a lasso around him and yanked him off his feet, the other unwound a shotgun butt into the screaming, thrashing felon's belly, knocking all the wind and most of the fight out of him. It was common knowledge that when that long tall Sheriff grabbed someone, they weren't getting away: a set of irons snarled around the felon's wrists, the felon was freed of la reata and stuffed in the waiting cruiser, and a pale eyed deputy slung his shotgun casually over his off shoulder, muzzle down as was his habit, as his pale eyed sister casually coiled her lariat and hung it off her saddlehorn. Several there had their phones out, capturing the takedown: lucky enough, those same folk also caught video of this individual stabbing car doors, throwing shopping carts and seizing a child and threatening to cut her throat if he wasn't given a million dollars and a helicopter: the arrival of a hard, uncompromising Sheriff, the Sheriff opening the back door of his cruiser, then turning, pointing to the criminal and advancing at a determined pace, was enough to penetrate the drug's influence, enough to hold the criminal's attention. Someone later asked the mounted deputy why they didn't just shoot the guy with the knife: she had a rifle in her scabbard, and was known to be an expert shot; the Sheriff carried a carbine in his cruiser, and could have used it to good effect -- a deer slug fed into Jacob's shotgun could have had the same surgically precise effect, as close as he was. Marnie dismounted, opened her saddlebag, pulled out the weekly newspaper. It showed her brother at an accident scene, doing CPR on a bloodied victim. "He didn't make it," she said, "and Jacob knew he probably would not make it, but he tried anyway. Do you know why?" The bystander shook his head, puzzled. "Jacob knows what it is to have an empty chair at Thanksgiving," she said. "He knew if he did nothing, that guy was dead. If he did his best, he'd be giving him the only chance he'd have. That's what we did here." She gestured to where the takedown had just occurred. "That is someone's son, someone's brother, someone's uncle or maybe a lost husband. We just gave him the only chance he'll have to straighten out." The questioner looked away, frowned a little, looked back, nodded. "We gave him a chance. Sometimes we don't have that choice, but today we did." In years past, when men who rode the Owlhoot Trail changed their names like they changed coats, a pale eyed old lawman with an iron grey mustache brought someone in rather than kill him out of hand. Questions were asked, among those riders of the Owlhoot, whether Old Pale Eyes was gettin' soft. The general consensus that he wasn't softenin' up any a'tall, he was still the same hard man he'd always been, but maybe there was more to the man than just hard knuckles and hot lead. Somehow that quote made it into the local newspaper. Better than a century later, the editor of the local paper remembered that ancient quote, and actually found it, and it featured into the weekly's front page article on the dramatic takedown, when a local child was seized by a drug-crazed, knife-wielding stranger, when a lariat and a shotgun were used, when the local law was a-horseback: the question might be asked, Bruce Jones wrote, as to whether their pale eyed enforcers of the Law were gone soft: surely there was justification enough for deadly force, none would have objected at the use of hot lead to prevent the criminal use, the threatened use, of cold steel. Editor, reporter, photographer and chief broom pusher Bruce Jones ended his article with the answer to his own question, an answer spoken by an outlaw, long and long ago: "Maybe there's more to them than hard knuckles and hot lead."
    4 points
  20. Very few people load from the gun belt cartridge loops...many don't even put loops on their gun belt. Phantom
    4 points
  21. It’d be pretty useful for crowd control during some of these “mostly peaceful protests”!!!
    4 points
  22. 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
    4 points
  23. Mrs. Lose has made the cover of the Blue Press a few times. In my dreams.
    3 points
  24. Well, u'd think the Cataract surgery would be done before hand so u could see where you're going. Sorry couldn't help it. All the best
    3 points
  25. I agree with Rainmaker........ his 'make up down range' hit the target. Great shootin......and fast. YEEHAW! EDIT: and that deserves a 10 second bonus.... ..........Widder
    3 points
  26. HELL!!! I don’t need ta’ see that again!!
    3 points
  27. 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
    3 points
  28. 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
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