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    We enjoy our freedoms because of fine folks like you. Thank You! --Dakota Skipper and the Dawg
  3. 9 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.
  4. 7 points
  5. 7 points
    Howdy, So you were out of cleaning patches??????? Best CR
  6. 6 points
    I just wish hunters would ask first. It annoys the hell out of me when someone I don't even know just come parading into my set. Some have even said "Well it's not posted". Permission is just simple courtesy and at least you could inform a prospective hunter to please avoid certain areas or call the night B4 to inform he will be stalking around on your property. Sorry for the rant---- it just makes me nuts, and that's a short order!
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    some folks enjoy the game more than the need to know everything Allie.
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    Re: Hollywood and military accuracy, I recall when Top Gun came out, I was one of the Army guys going through the Naval War College at the time and naturally among a number of Navy pilots. To the man, they complained about the inaccuracy of this and that. They finally got a chance to talk with the Captain, a Top Gun Graduate himself and the technical advisor for the movie. Well, he listened to all their complaints and had to agree that there were many inaccuracies but his final response was one for the books, "Men, I had a hard time keeping them from making it into a musical!!!" I thought that was great!
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    Wonder how they clean up all the manure and what they do with it. There’s a good reason most of the roads in Love Valley, North Carolina are called ‘trails’ instead of roads, or lanes, or even streets. It’s because this tiny town in the Brushy Mountains of North Carolina doesn’t allow cars.
  13. 5 points
    I’m no Roger Ebert, but here’s my take on Midway, the movie. If you consider CGI to be an abomination to cinema, don’t go. Personally, I thought they used the technology pretty well to complement the cinematic experience. Much better than in Red Tails if anybody saw that flick. If you want perfect historic and technical accuracy, stick to the zillion books and documentaries. If Woody Harrelson puts your knickers in a knot, stay away. Personally, I think he’s decent at acting, that’s what my admission price paid him to do, and he did a fine job portraying ADM Nimitz. At evening’s end, I’m glad I went. It was a great story told with a fair balance of accuracy and cinematic license. The heroes were portrayed as the good guys they were in real life. The Japanese of that era were accurately painted also. And wouldn't you you know it, the Good Guys won again, 77 years later. I might even see it again with my buddy.
  14. 4 points
    Traction control is a must with electric vehicles. I'm extremely positive about my negativity so, while elctric doesn't use fossil fuels, the mining to get lithium and then recycling the batteries is way hard on the environment.
  15. 4 points
    I guess after his stint in the NAVY and helped whoop up on the Japanese in the Pacific, he was sent to Germany in the Air Force to help Patton whoop up on the Germans..... Just think, if some newspaper columnist reads my post, they will be totally confused now..... ..........Widder
  16. 4 points
    I doubt that the BART directors and other grand high poohbahs ride BART.
  17. 4 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...
  18. 4 points
    Well crap. I always was an over achiever. Picked up a matched, sequential pair of Uberti Cattleman 38 WCF yesterday. That makes three guns so far this month.
  19. 4 points
    I went for 15 years with a pair of saddlebags over my shoulder while carrying my guns. In fact, I used those saddlebags at the last monthly. A cart works but you can get by without one for as long as you want.
  20. 3 points
    But what if my dog doesn't like beer?
  21. 3 points
    Always did like Brother Jerry! Matter of fact I quoted him. In the emergency room. Whilst I was having a kidney stone. Jerry tells of coon huntin' and one of the fellas climbs a tree after the coon only it ain't a coon, it's a wild cat, and the fight was on (likely you've heard his version so I won't butcher it with my poor recollection) -- anyway an ER nurse came over from t'other side of the Emergency Room -- a big enough place nurses are assigned to zones, I"m not used to such prosperity, back in Appalachian Ohio an ER is considerably smaller -- anyway she said "I recognize the wriggle. Kidney stone?" "Yes ma'am," says I, and she allows quietly as she's had both kidney stones and babies, and the kidney stones were worse. Didn't help me a bit to her her say that. She asked if she could get me anything and I r'ared up on my elbows and gasped "Yes!" and I reckon she figured I was going to ask for a needle full of Old Knockemstiff, but she favored me with a sympathetic look, and as the sweat beads commenced to pop out on my forehead I said "I have never asked a fellow nurse for a favor but I will ask one now!" She nodded, listening closely. "I want you to send down to Central Supply and have them send up the biggest rubber maul they've got down there!" "Whyyy?" she asked, and she was turning a little red, like she was anticipating what I was about to say, and trying not to laugh. I come up on both elbows, then stabbed myself in the forehead with my off thumb and said "I want you to take that big rubber mallet in both hands and give me a Mickey Mantle over the back field fence right here, just as hard as you can swing that thing!" By now she's turning the color of a rotten strawberry and she manages to gasp out between ill-hidden chortles, "I can't do that!" "IT'S LIKE RASSIN' A WILD CAT UP IN A TREE!" I quoted Brother Jerry. "SHOOT UP HERE AMONGST US, ONE OF US GOTS TO HAVE SOME RELIEF!"
  22. 3 points
    Got some SASS shooters that live in Vegas. Maybe you can get with them to leave at there house while you are there. Just a thought.
  23. 3 points
    Look at those eyes. That feller is loaded for bear and 'fraid of nuthin'.
  24. 3 points
    You'd lose that bet! Once the correct call was made (with references), there was really no need to comment further. (other than corrections regarding misapplication of the rules).
  25. 3 points
    Is %#&&@#$%& declaring a malfunction firearm.? Largo
  26. 3 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
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    I had taken a poly-psy course as part of my occupational rehab after a broken back. We watched it all happen. The class was held at Austin Peay, where most Ft. Campbell soldiers went at the time!! It was interesting to see the different reactions from the soldiers and the civilian students. Many of the civilian kids were OBLIVIOUS to the situation in Germany, even thirty years ago! Most of them knew that the wall was there, but had no concept of the airlift or the tunnels or any of that!! The military students were celebrating!!
  29. 3 points
    What he said ^^^^^ I think you're giving a lot of us way too much credit for having any sense though...
  30. 3 points
    PLEASE DON'T use fillers with 777!!! Please read up on your powders. http://ns.hodgdon.com/loading.html "Triple Seven In Cartridges: Use data specifically developed for Triple Seven FFG only. Cartridge loads should be used exactly as listed in this pamphlet. You may safely use a card or polyethylene wad up to .030" in thickness to protect the base of the bullet. Loading density should be 100% with light compression not to exceed .100". Testing has shown that Triple Seven will perform best when the bullet just touches the powder. Allow no airspace between the base of the bullet and the powder. Do not reduce loads by means of filler wads or inert filler material such as Grits, Dacron or Grex. Do not heavily compress powder charges. The use of filler wads, inert fillers or heavy compression may cause a dangerous situation, which could cause injury and/or death to the shooter, bystanders or damage property. Do not create loads for cartridges not listed. Contact Hodgdon Powder Company for recommendations concerning other loads. *See WARNINGS below.
  31. 3 points
    Just finished watching "Spitfire, the plane that saved the World" on Netflix. It's also been on Amazon. Wonderful film. Lumpy, there's a great tribute to the women who served as your mom did ferrying these planes. At the end of the film, a Women's Auxiliary pilot is reunited with a plane she delivered in 1944. She was 100 years old at the time of the film.
  32. 3 points
    What you are showing is .38-40 brass that has no bottleneck after firing! Did those cases lose part of the ends? If not, there is something wrong with the chamber, oversized at the front of the chamber. Are those cases reloaded after firing once? If so, the brass may have become workharded. If this is the first time the brass was fired, then the brass may not have been annealed sufficiently at the forward part of the case, at the factory. I haven't used Pyrodex in years, as I shoot mostly smokeless powder in cartridges, including .44-40, but when I did shoot Pyrodex, when it first came out, I never had problems with corrosion. Maybe they changed the formula after Dan Pawlek was killed in the explosion.
  33. 2 points
    This song is rather famous to Scots, but it has a deep personal meaning to me. You see, my family comes from Loch Lomond. I've been there, and walked the bonnie, bonnie banks with Mrs. Cassidy. It was the honeymoon we never had, and it was after she painfully endured my law enforcement career (which left me with PTSD, but scarred her probably worse). The entire time, it felt like I was finally home. A lot of people are confused by the lyrics. In Scottish mythology, if a Scotsman dies while away from Scotland, their soul is immediately transported back to Scotland via the underworld. Hence, "the low road." The backdrop of this song is that two Scottish soldiers were captured by the English. One was to be executed, the other released to warn others about the pitfalls of fighting against English rule. Hence, one would return to Scotland via the low road, and the other by the high road (i.e. walking, here in the living world). The one who was to die was leaving behind his lover, whom he "would never meet again on the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond." It seems like anyone involved in Scottish music does a rendition of this song, but nothing compares to Ella Roberts' version. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb8AGuD2uOI
  34. 2 points
    I screwed up the star ratchet on one of my New Vaqueros trying to improve the timing (while a friend was holding my beer). I sent it back to Ruger after calling them and telling them that I had screwed it up and it was several years out of warranty anyway. I’m not sure if they replaced the cylinder or just press-fit a new ratchet, but it came back about two weeks later like new. They did not change any other parts and also did not charge me anything, even the returnpostage. If function is affected, I’d suggest calling Ruger and taking their advice.
  35. 2 points
    Emma’s kinda hot in a librarian sort of way.
  36. 2 points
    Must be a regional thing. I don't recall ever being asked if I wanted cream and sugar in my coffee. If it's at a restaurant, they just bring the little packets of creamer (sugar is already on the table). If it's at someone's house they normally ask, "What do you take in your coffee?", To which I reply, "Coffee".
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    G-g-g-glo-o--bal warming is a fact...I saw it on CNN! Just ask us in Colorado or in Chicago. Heck, even my grandson said Memphis was down to 20deg.F. Seriously, I do believe there is global warming. What I do NOT believe is that we have enough data going back eons to give us a clue as to the real cause! Meanwhile, I'm turning the thermostat up and getting out another blanket!
  39. 2 points
    I might have been leaning a bit. But, it was to the right, so I'm okay.
  40. 2 points
    Howdy and Welcome from North of the Medicine Line .... But what turns YOUR crank ,,, AFTER you go to a bunch of shoots and talk to folks ..... And Don't miss talking to those that shoot the Real Powder ... Jabez Cowboy
  41. 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”.
  42. 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.
  43. 2 points
    Might be just the place to own since the world is going to end in 10 years.
  44. 2 points
    I would recommend a Kohler over a Generac any day. If it will only run on rare occasions Generac is OK, but they run at 3600rpm. You want A 1800rpm unit if possible. I think Kohler makes one. I only use 20-30Kw diesels but I am totally off the grid with solar and generator backup.
  45. 2 points
    I went to one a few years back saw a vendor selling Beanie Babies. I asked, "What are these, targets?"
  46. 2 points
    Another testament to the difficulty and high cost of removing or repealing bad legislation!! It costs next to nothing to institute bad law and takes little time, comparatively!! It take millions of dollars and YEARS of judicial gymnastics to get bad law overturned!!
  47. 2 points
    The actual assault began early in the morning while it was still dark. Yes, ladders were used. When assaulting with ladders, men are assigned to give covering fire to clear the tops of the walls. Colonel Travis was shot early on in the assault by covering fire. Grenades are not generally used when assaulting walls due to close proximity of friendly troops (not all grenades make it over the wall). Hard to pull up a ladder up when someone is on the first rung or just holding the ladder.
  48. 2 points
    It only looks like Damascus steel
  49. 2 points
    Well, now I figure there are about 20 reasons not to go, including that the actor playing Nimitz is a vegan anarchist, but I think I'll go anyway. It sounds like the movie has some virtues to it, although Hollywood forgot to buy hundreds of WWII airplanes to use in movies 75 years later. They never get it right! I do get the senior citizen discount. I asked the gal last time why they gave the discount, and she said the theater chains never lost money on it, because most seniors already decided they wouldn't like the movie anyway and so didn't go in the first place.
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    Holy Cow, I had forgot about those! My great aunt had them mounted on both sides of her car, pointed straight out to the side, front and rear. Her driveway was extremely narrow to get to her garage which was behind her house, especially since she liked really big wide cars. She had them feelers sticking straight out so she could tell if she was too close to the house or the fence! Miss her and my great uncle a bunch, she was from "backwoods barefoot Kentucky" and had stories to tell. She married up to my great uncle who was from the better side of town. Back in the '20's when he was a little kid, he got a job with the local gangsters. They would dress him nice and put him in the backseat of a real nice car that was full of moonshine and drive him around like he was a rich kid. Then they paid him a bunch. He couldn't take the money home so he and all his friends would spend the day at the movies eating as much candy and drinking as much cola as they could to use up the money. When he got old enough to hit the pedals in the cars, he started driving for the moonshiners. My first gen Colt was his, handed down thru my dad to me. Oops, got off the subject a bit...
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