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    7 December 1941 Picture of my father some time after the attack. He was a Seaman 1st Class at the time.
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    They did not have to walk to school in the snow! What other lies have they told us?
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    My new favorite, Other than my Colt SAA's of course!!
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    Seat and crimp in 2 separate operations. Best for all calibers. OLG
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    After this years Tusco yearly shoot when I got home and reread the shooter handbook written by Prarie Dawg I was again impressed by background story written by him for each stage. I know he has done this for years but I thought this issue was exceptionally well written, maybe it was because I had seen all the movies. I looked at it this week and reread it again and was again impressed. He has to spend a lot of time writing these books for our yearly shoot. I must be getting soft in my old age but I wanted to express my appreciation to Dawg for the effort he puts into our sport. You can call me cheap but this is all you are getting from me for Christmas. Charlie
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    Dang, I thought FJT had won the lottery and moved away to his own island in the S.Pacific. GREAT to see you on the Wire FJT. There is a host of really, top notch info posted above. You might be able to adapt to some of it quickly and some info might seem to hinder you. Just take it 1 step at a time. I like to shoot early, even 1st if possible. I come to shoot and have fun, not stand around worrying about what someone else might do, yet I learn a lot from watching others that I might be able to adapt at another point in time. I'm never nervous. Get all this crap about nervousness out of your system. You came to shoot with your friends and nervousness isn't included in any stage scenarios that I have ever seen...... Besides Safety and Have Fun, I basically have 1 guideline that I like to include in my matches..... I try to minimize small talking at the Loading Table. This can hinder your stage concentration AND more importantly, can become a Safety factor. You could end up leaving the LT with a cocked hammer on your rifle (presently a Penalty) or even a live round under the hammer on a pistol. As others have mentioned, don't overthink it. Its a fun game and should be approached as such. Best regards. And Merry Christmas to all my Wire Pards. ..........Widder (Walkin in a Widder Wonderland)
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    I'd keep wearing the vest, but find a different bar to hang out in......
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    They turned on the TV to Oprah?
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    There are two clubs very near to you and both shoot twice a month. Powder Creek is in Lenexa and shoots the 2nd and 4th Saturdays. http://www.powdercreekcowboys.com/home.html The other is a little ways south near Parker, Kansas and shoots the first Sunday and third Saturday each month. (Thou this month they have a make up shoot this coming Sunday, December 8.) https://freestaterangers.com You will find plenty of friendly and helpful folks at both. Sneaky and Two Shoots are great examples and ambassadors. Come on out and join us!
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    Didn’t you sing a song for awhile about yer affection for the Old 97? It’s good to see you back.
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    As posted last night from Pale Wolf, this should be fun. Proposed rule change: Eliminate the automatic Stage DQ penalty for leaving the loading table with a cocked rifle. In such instances, the shooter will be directed to point the rifle safely into the back berm, bring the hammer to full cock if it is in the half-cock/safety position, then pull the trigger. If no round is fired, the shooter will be directed to finish staging firearms in order to start the stage (No Call). If a round fires when the shooter pulls the trigger, the shooter will be assessed a Stage DQ and directed to proceed to the unloading table. PASSED by vote of the Territorial Governors. YES - 208 (75.3%) NO -- 68 (24.6%) Effective January 2020
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    Yep, ya pretty much can't fix stupid!
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    I stand corrected, I was mistaken. You DO have vast knowledge and experience and I sure do appreciate that. Thank you for all that you do for SASS and the rest of us.
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    "Tried the cookies. Coconut flavored sawdust. DRY coconut flavored sawdust." African food labels are printed for the illiterate masses and also with the knowledge that there are so very many languages on said continent. The labels generally have a picture of the contents. Gerber couldn't imagine why its baby food wasn't selling. Uuummmmmmm ....
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    Ginger doesn't get old. Tina Louise got old. Ginger hasn't aged in over 50 years.
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    May also print their policy off their website and take with you. Sometimes they don't know the company policy and their lack of knowledge and fear of guns they will say no it can't ship.
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    There is a ton of GOOD info posted above. Because I only shoot an IAC, I won't make any suggestions about those. BUT, write down all the suggestions listed above, ESPECIALLY those names of gunsmiths listed. Then do a little more research and you should end up a happy owner of a quality 97. Please Note: Even a 'great' smith might not be your best choice for a '97' smith. Find yourself a top notch 97 smith that knows the 97 and how best to give it a good feeling AND most important.....Reliability. As some have mentioned above, Outlaw Gambler and Squibber have very good reputations. My favorite smith is Curly Bill Kelly in Harriman, TN. His work is, to put it mildly, a dandy. I not only use his built 97's but so does Red Knee in Oklahoma. ..........Widder
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    Create a stage protocol, and follow it, the same way, every time you shoot. Each stage has its own challenges, and you don't want to introduce variables, just before you engage the stage. Know the stage before you shoot it; if you're thinking about anything but the sights, you're thinking about the wrong thing. From the loading table to the unloading table is YOUR time. Be as fun and helpful as you want for the rest of the match, but between the lines, gently but firmly insist on no distractions. Remember, this is a game. Keep it light, and you'll avoid throwing a wet blanket over yours, and your posse's enjoyment. Cheers, FJT
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    Before you go to the cart rehearse the stage. Have a plan and stick to it. Visualize shooting the stage. How relaxed you are. Depending on how complex the stage is I visualize it at the loading area 4 or 5 times and more if needed, often shadow shooting. Relax I sometime check screws on my revolvers or rifle. I go through a relaxation technique right before I move up to the stage to shoot. While staging my firearms I usually go through the sequence one more time looking at the top 1/3 of the targets. As I wait for the buzzer I take a couple deep breathes and relax only looking at the firearm or target (bottom 1/3). If I have a bad stage I rehearse it again visually correct and go to the next stage. Problems-At yesterdays match we have a couple tough sequences. While visualizing my pistol and rifle I forgot to include the shotgun. Guess what? During my first stage I cocked my revolver at the wrong window. We all have bad matches or stages now and then. The more you practice the less mistakes you will make. Have fun and stay relaxed. Hope this helps.
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    I reload inside my home in a spare bedroom, and store the finished cartridges inside the house at the same temperature, so I have never experienced problems with condensation inside any cartridge. Or percussion gun. The worst case scenario would be reloading outdoors in 100% relative humidity during a rainstorm, then taking the cartridges into sub-zero temperatures. I have sub-zero interest in conducting that experiment. I await your results eagerly.
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    +1 on Redding Profile Crimp die for 44-40 smokeless --Dawg
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    Pealegumes Butter Cookies just doesn't sound right..... ..........Widder
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    5 minutes left. Kicking serious butt. Got my own cheerleader.
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    Santee and Jed I. Knight have YouTube channels that are monetized. Others have channels with Cowboy Action Shooting and related videos. I have uploaded videos to YouTube many years before getting into CAS. I created the Owl Creek Raiders YouTube channel to entertain the pards that come and shoot. I've included some of my projects. The channel has several hundred videos and over 80,000 views. I've not chosen to monetize. Google/YouTube has been hit with a fine from the Federal Trade Commission for endangering children. It's just another form of gangster style extortion but it has apparently prompted YouTube to make sweeping changes to use agreement and ways video creators work with YouTube. I've read through as much as I could stand of the new agreement policy and all I can make of it is, YouTube can do what they want to and you just have to take it or there's the door. Several things concerns me. Who's to say what videos are of danger to kids? Will any guns or shooting activities be considered dangerous? Maybe not now but sometime in the future? Also, in the new regulations, the FTC can levy fines down to the video creator's level up to $42,000 for each video. There appears to be a lot of anxiety in the industry. Some make a lot of money from the videos and the game has changed so their income could be reduced significantly. Or their channels could be shut down. Anyone research this thing out and understand what's going on?
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    Lately "rich" and "poor" have been used as labels to promote societal wealth-envy continuing to stir up radical politics. And by lately I mean this started in January, 2009. Plenty of ways to define rich. Unfortunately too many people use the word monetarily to define what they don't have, can't have or want unobtainably. I agree with the above sentiment that just living in this country makes us richer individually than most if not all of the rest of the world. We tend to take these blessings for granted today and too many people have lost track of what opportunity, freedom and individual accountibility mean and can do for the individual. I would not want to live anywhere else in the world. I will never have a bank account like Bill Gates or Warren Buffet do but that's not what is important to me. There are plenty of things much more important than monetary valuation in this world.
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    Yep, I've seen that a bunch also. P.S. You're more like a mix between Gomer and the mayor than Barney.
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    When the rule change came up and was presented by the TGs at the four clubs at which I shoot the most, the reaction was pretty much the same. At first glance and without much thought, about 2/3 of the groups were in favor of change with the rest against or didn’t care. After much discussion though, all four clubs voted against the change. Most thought that going to the line with the hammer cocked (full cock) was unsafe. But most thought that going to the line with hammer on half-cock should be a no-call. At our clubs the vote was to leave the rule in place as it was. Going to the line with a live round in the chamber is clearly unsafe and should be a SDQ. (It is). The theory was that if you don’t have a live round in the chamber, it’s not unsafe (meaning it is safe). How do you tell? Pull the trigger and see! (In the case of half cock, you cock the hammer then pull the trigger). If the hammer happens to be DOWN on a live round, you don’t know until the gun is levered and the live round pops out. It seems to me that the committee missed the REAL safety problem: Walking around with a cocked (read “full cock”) rifle when you don’t know it’s easy to fire! Even with a round in the chamber, the rifle is not as likely to go off from either half cock or hammer down. A fair number of the ‘73’s we shoot have worn sears to varying degrees all the way to the point that they won’t stay cocked at all. Somewhere before that point, the rifle becomes very sensitive and gets to where the hammer will fall from a slight jar. In a stock rifle, the hammer falls to half-cock and doesn’t fire. BUT - Many shooters (mostly because of the rule in question) have disabled the half-cock, so that the rife WILL fire when the hammer falls without pulling the trigger. I don’t know if the old rule prevented any AD’s with rifles on the way to the line or not. But I do know that lumping half-cock into the same definition as full-cock has led a high numbers of shooters to remove the half-cock notch, making the gun less safe. For that reason, I would have supported a rule change removing the SDQ penalty for half-cock violations, but NOT for FULL-COCK. I am hoping that a future rules committee will consider separating the penalties for half vs full-cock.
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    my question is about the distance. It seemed to take too long for 100 yards, near three seconds. I'd have guessed a lot further.
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    Those are great!!! Love the open season quote by Will Rogers!! I’ve always liked, “ It’s so cold I saw a politician with his hands in his own pockets!
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    What, no jar with a fermented snake in it?
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    j b weld will fill it in then if you want it back just remove the j b weld .
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    Before the parade, there was this pretty cool homecoming of the Royal Marines. That’s the kind of welcome the military deserves. Makes me smile a wee bit.
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    If it matches a gun you have, I say go for it!
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    Typically, we don't use Round Nose bullets in a magazine tube. Folks will tell you that we use low recoil loads and they've done it hundreds of times and on and on... But, occasionally the stars align and that round nose will pop a primer in the tube. I watched a '73 detonate and shred the mag tube and forearm recently. Not a fun thing.
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    Again, I am new to this and just looking to get the lay of the land before I embarrass myself further by shooting. Captain, the nice thing about CAS is that it can be what you want it to be. You see people who looked like they just stepped off the set of Tombstone , those who look like they came directly from the 1890's, and those who simply put on a pair of jeans and a denim shirt. Those who shoot black powder and look like a boxer dodging and weaving to look through the smoke to see the target. Two handed, duelist, gunfighters, and "outlaws." (have "FUN") check! I'm a middle of the pack shooter and usually have 1 or 2 misses a match. There are five or six of us who "compete" with each other. If one of them beats me by 5 seconds, I'll walk up to him put my hand on his shoulder and say, " You kicked my ass today," and we'll both laugh. At the last match, I slowed down about a second per stage. I shot clean and won my category. One of the guys actually shot 10 seconds faster, but had two misses and a "P," adding 20 seconds to his total time. ( meet and make friends ) check! As far as embarrassing yourself, about the only way to do that is by your actions, not your shooting. The fact that you are asking these questions and have these concerns shows that you are not that type of person. You'll find that you'll fit right in and get more comfortable after a few shoots Best to you, Marshal Chance Morgun.
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    I could just walk in and hand them the package and walk out. It’s all prepped and paid for. No, I will make some calls tomorrow. I found a shipping center, not a FedEx store, near me.
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    I shoot Winchesters that were made in 1900, 1904. 1906. 1916 and 1950 they are all great guns. Do they break, well, yes they do but then so do my Rugers. My match gun for years and years was the 1906, left extractor broke twice in eight years and the hook screw and ejector broke during the same period. That's 3 stage ruined issues in eight years in which I shot one match every week and practiced (dry fired) several times a week. I started using the 1950 gun four years ago left extractor gave up in the first two hundred rounds knock on wood been going good since. The 1950 gun seems heavier than the older guns but that may be me. I use the '00 and '04 as dry-fire guns and they seem to be happy right now. The '06 and '16 are backups and Clays and Five stand guns right now they are holding up well with one or two hundred birds about four or five times a year. While it may not be necessary I replace the left extractor and ejector before Winter Range each year and in the others as needed. I have discovered that many Smiths polish the life out of these old guns in the name of smooth and some of these old guns fail because of it. Mud Flat Mike finds a lot of '97's in and around Seattle and understands what it takes to be a good candidate for CAS and would be a good guy to talk to about finding a good gun. Everyone has a favorite Smith TL with Cowboys and Indians was my favorite but he has retired the only other I have experience with is Brisco Joe and I would trust him with my match gun anytime. You will get another hundred opinions but Garrison Joe and Widder are both knowledgeable and able to express themselves. Good Luck.
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    Is she really pulling that out of a safe, of just the cupboards where the rest of the Tupperware is stored?
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    I broke a metacarpal in my dominant hand once when I was a law dawg. I had arrested an MMA fighter on his 4th DUI and he told me he was going to take my gun and kill me with it. Then he tried. He obviously didn't succeed, but I broke my metacarpal knocking him out. I had to wear a cast for 3 months and when it came off, I couldn't wiggle a single finger. The physical therapy was excruciating and lasted 4 months. That's 7 months I sat the desk....EESH! I refuse to be unprotected. I shoot almost ambidextrously, so I bought a left-handed holster and carried on my weak side. I trained regularly before the injury, so I could draw and fire one-handed with my weak hand. So that's how I carried for 7 months.
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