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  1. I had to show this Video of a good TO, Lucky Lead Pepper, helping Deadwood Miner through a stage! By the way Deadwood was 93 when this video was made, he’s 94 now and shot this month at Wartrace, he’s my hero!! Randy
    46 points
  2. I met Non Stop a number of years ago at EOT in New Mexico and over subsequent EOTs I’ve got to know him as good as you can get to know someone seeing them once a year for 2-3 hours over a 5 day period or so. We kind of formed a friendship and last year at EOT we talked a lot about the Buffalo Soldiers and their roll in the old west. He showed me some pictures of some of the Buffalo Soldier artwork that he’s got in his house back in Texas. I had delivered the Blazing Saddles gun cart to some Texas folks the day before that he knew and I mentioned that a Buffalo Soldiers themed gun cart like that one might be pretty cool, he agreed. I told him that I’d probably build one someday. On the drive back home after EOT I thought about that a lot and working with a shooting pard of his, I got it built. The hard part was keeping it quiet so he’d be surprised at EOT, Misty Moonshine was kind enough to let me present it to him at the Grand opening Wednesday evening. I don’t know how it got omitted but Double Diamond deserves a whole bunch of credit on this build. The leather LOCAS, Regulator and all of the leatherwork was done by him. I call his work the makeup on a pretty lady, it just makes my work so much better.
    34 points
  3. Visibility is key. It’s 2024 if your club doesn’t have a Facebook or other social media presence you’re not going to reach future shooters. Your club should be posting videos after every monthly match. Even during the off season. Your page should state when your club shoots, WHERE YOUR CLUB IS LOCATED WITH AN ADDRESS THAT CAN BE PUT IN A GPS. List any specific club rules, and a point of contact. Does your club have an annual match? Again it’s 2024! You need to be able to register online, and pay immediately. Young people will not print out an app, write a check, and mail an envelope.
    32 points
  4. I’ve been working on this gun cart for quite awhile. The pard that I built it for has been after me for awhile to build him a special gun cart and here’s what I came up with. He really liked my rolltop carts that I’ve built in the past so that was the biggest requirement. A lot of the accouterments on the cart such as the coin hole covers and the fractal burning came about after the cart was partially built. Initially he kind of wanted a Harley Davidson themed cart but as the build progressed he went in a little different direction and I think he came up with an excellent theme. The cart is built out of African Black Limba lumber with through and sliding dovetail joinery and mortise and tenon joinery where needed. Double Diamond built the holsters, seats, chest handles, push bar and barrel bracket leather and he did the five leather medallions on the cabinet, chest and carriage. He wanted holsters mounted in the cart for 4 revolvers so there are 2 mounted in the chest below the trays and then 2 mounted up in the cabinet behind the roll top door. I’ve still got a couple of things to finish up like the liner in the bottom of the chest and attaching the chest holster bracket to the inside of the chest. You’ll notice in the bottom of the chest that there are a couple of loading strip bins. Each bin will hold 6 loaded strips standing on end. Just pull out a loaded strip, load up, shoot and when you return to the cart stick the empty strip back where it came from and grab another when you need it. The two upper trays will hold shotgun shells, tools, spare ammo, glasses, ear protection and other match needs. On the side of the cabinet there are umbrella brackets, dual cup holder and SG swab and brush holder. The chest lifts off of the carriage and the cabinet lifts off when a pin is pulled. The tires are rubber and flat free. It took a lot of time to fractal burn the entire cart. I posted some video and pictures of the door being built awhile back and the fractal burning process on it. One reason I like to use the Black Limba when I fractal burn is that it burns really well and shows real well after the oil and lacquer finish. I’m pretty proud of this one and I doubt that I build many more, although there’s a pard that’s already offered to put down a deposit on #100, this one is #86.
    30 points
  5. Howdy Wire Pards! I got to meet a SASS Wire hero tonight! @Garrison Joe, SASS #60708! He’s a super nice and humble guy - didn’t get why I was fawning over him and wanting a picture! He’s so knowledgeable about so many things! His posts and replies are kind and thoughtful. So, for those of you wondering what he looks like… here he is! Hugs!! Scarlett
    28 points
  6. She’s here!!! 14 countries & over 69 cities later, we finally welcomed our daughter, Mavin Harley Morris into the world on 2/2/24 in Chicago. We’re pretty sure she’s the 1st baby to be born at the @thebeldenstratford and likely also the first to be born on a pole (@lupitpole - y’all need to market your home poles as vertical birthing assistance apparatuses). We’re hibernating for now & scheming up our next adventures as a family of 3! ‘Till next time, S&M…&m Check out our latest adventures at https://www.hoponandholdon.com/blog or https://www.instagram.com/reel/C3S_puiLfR0/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igsh=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==
    28 points
  7. Here’s my review of the brand new Cimarron 1887 12ga.
    28 points
  8. IMO...YES (all things considered).
    26 points
  9. My pard, Forty, just called! When it rains, IT POURS!! He’s been fighting an infection for some time that has resisted all forms of oral medication. Until now, it has been a low grade form that has defied identification. Apparently, it has become bad enough that his doctors have decided to put him in the hospital and go at it aggressively with IV antibiotics! He’s one of the cowboys that has called to check on Schoolmarm and me, practically every day and sometimes more often! He won’t have access to a computer and his cell phone is steam driven with a kerosene boiler, so he’s virtually incommunicado! You guys pulled me ‘n’ Schoolmarm through our roughest time and I know what you can do!! PLEASE ! Offer up a prayer for one of the monuments in our community!! I will be checking with him daily to see how he’s doing and sending on the power of the prayers you have sent for us!!
    25 points
  10. 25 points
  11. Thank you. They do not get enough appreciation. Like if you agree.
    23 points
  12. 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
    23 points
  13. 99 times out of 100 the mountain lion would win. They are bigger and more athletic and they have more tools. Rottweilers would make a nice meal that they would jump over the fence with in their mouth. That said, a dog that stays on the attack Does have a chance! Two young sisters, Jolie and Sophie had gone to the fig tree on their farm to gather figs. Jolie climbed the tree and discovered a full grown mountain lion was already up the tree. She jumped down and injured her ankle, her sister tried to help her and they both ran back towards the farm house screaming. The puma couldn’t resist the easy prey and gave chase. The cat was just about on top of the girls about to make a kill, the girls had no chance. Except for their family dog had heard the trouble and came running. Morocco was a 90 pound Dogo Argentino, a capable dog breed used for hunting and protection. Morocho hit the lion at full speed and never let up his attack. The girls ran home and got their father Thomas. Thomas armed himself and went to the scene of the battle. He quickly found Morocho badly injured, clinging to life. Then he saw the mountain lion next to Morocho, it was dead. Thomas carried his beloved dog home and after 10 days of Intensive care, Morocho survived. He was always the hero of his family and community.
    22 points
  14. I used to shoot with a Cowboy that made a big deal out of shooting .45’s. He always asked those of us shooting .38’s if we were shooting our wives guns? We knew his loads were very light and found out for sure when he shot a match with a 50 yard rifle bonus, his bullet hit the ground about 10 yards shy of the target! Needless to say he heard about that for a long time! Randy
    22 points
  15. Hey all, I read the guidelines and since these videos fall under educational materials and entertainment, it seems to be OK. Before the new format a lot of you watched them, so maybe I'm back!
    21 points
  16. The five member Burt family has really made a mark on the Cowboy Action Shooting scene. Captain Bill Burt started CAS in 2011 with the North Alabama Regulators and joined the Mule Camp Cowboys soon after. Shootin Sharyn his wife joined him for a short time and then dropped out for awhile and started CAS again a few years later and has since won several Georgia State titles. Captain Bill Burt has won four Georgia State Championships. In 2022 four out of the five of them won Georgia State Championships. Four of them traveled to EOT in Indiana in 2021 and 2 of them buckled, pretty nice accomplishment. With a family of 5 shooting, prepping for even a monthly match is no small endeavor and state and above matches really become monumental endeavors, look at these numbers for the Tennessee State match: 2 gun carts, one heavily overloaded 2,000 rounds 38/32 2 cases shotgun shells 20 guns, 10 Rugers, 5 Uberti 1873’s, 5 SKB SxS’s 17 loading blocks 5 gunbelt and holster rigs Clothes and cold weather gear for 5 lube and tools for guns And don’t forget the dog He reloads on a Dillon 650 and a Ponsness Warren 800+ shotshell press.
    21 points
  17. I received a 30 year pin from SASS that was very nice of them I can't believe I have been doing this that long! Time fly's when you're having fun!!! Von Dutch
    21 points
  18. I really don't care what gauge you shoot, but don't expect targets to get moved to accommodate small guns! They're close enough now based on the splatter that hits me! JMHO
    21 points
  19. Since this has gone off track with hypothetical "What if...?"s and stage rewrites... The correct call (i.e. CLEAN!) was made for the reasons explained (in detail) by @Creeker, SASS #43022 et al.
    20 points
  20. For over 10 years I have refused to get a 44-40 caliber gun. Absolutely adamant I tell. LOL The 44-40 is a fiddley case, prone to bend easy, bottle neck rubbish and a bugger to expand and load and an extra step to crimp. Plus very easy to get mixed in with 45 colt. A person would have to be out of their mind to own one. Monday, I swing by to pick up some canvas loading bags I ordered from a nice lady. ( Jax Leather) and the husband said I looking to sell some sequential S/N Uberti 73’s all tricked out and a slicked up 73 Oct barrel Uberti steel ringer. (4speed w/posi traction and 3 duces) And he said “they are 44-40”. I picked up one pistol and my fingers would not move to the open position when I tried to set it down and walk away. I felt off balance so I picked up the other pistol. The same thing happened to the other hand. My first thought in times of stress is ‘God, grant me the courage to accept the things I cannot change’ The loading bags are great and very pleased. To keep this happy train rolling, I went to my local gun store this AM and they had a consignment NIB Starline 44-40 brass 500 count. (under a 100 bucks) This brass is gonna work really great in my new black powder SAS shooting irons. 44-40 of course. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! SASS gives me more fun than any person should deserve.
    20 points
  21. IMO... Allowing a shooter to continue "for no score" puts a club at risk in the event that another safety violation results in an injury or property damage. Failure to comply with SASS rules at any match level could result in nullification of liability insurance coverage. Requirements for Club Affiliation - Maintain no less than 50% of the club’s total members/membership in SASS® - Conduct all matches/competitions in compliance with the SASS® Shooters Handbook ... - Provide proof of liability insurance for the club/range/activities SHB p.22
    20 points
  22. Last Friday, I was minding my own business at the South Carolina State match. I was shooting the last stage of the day about noon when my Uberti 73 rifle locked up with 6 rounds in the magazine. Crap!! I got home later that afternoon and took the rifle apart. After consulting with my personal gunsmith, Joe West, it was determined that my extractor had "lost it's temper". That sounds bad. He said it is. Going to need a new extractor. So, I got on the computer and found that VTI claimed to have them in stock so I ordered a Uberti extractor. I then found that Cowboy and Indians Store also had some superduper "CLAW" extractor in stock so I ordered one of those too. I have a bunch of big matches coming up soon and I don't have time to wait for back ordered parts. All this ordering was done over the internet and I never talked to anyone or expressed any urgency. Just a routine order. Today about noon, (Monday) I walk out to the mailbox and both extractors are in the mailbox. From Friday afternoon till noon on Monday. That was fast. I'm now back in business and ready for the rest of the shooting season. Well done VTI and Cowboy and Indians store. I call this a tie.
    19 points
  23. My youngest wannabee Buckaroo Grandson
    19 points
  24. The first link has the more thorough story. If he'd stepped down years ago the NRA would be in far better shape. The fundraising stats really tell the whole story-- longtime supporters have long been turned off by his rule. We see this repeated throughout history, in all sorts of contexts. The good and effective leader stays on far too long. He comes to identify himself with the organization. Corruption ensues. As Lord Acton said, "Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
    19 points
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