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  1. Woke up this morning, made the bed, did my morning routine, and as I was coming out of the bathroom my dog jumped into the middle of the bed, sat down, and barked. I looked up to see her sitting there just wagging her butt off, ears straight up, and the biggest doggie smile ever you did see. She was just quivering with happiness and so proud of what she brought me for breakfast. She was sitting there wanting me to tell her what a good dog she was, which I did, and to accept her gift: the butt and both hind legs of a cottontail rabbit. She was disappointed when I smuggled it out to the trash can and began to pout....right up until I flipped her over and rubbed her tummy, massaged everything made of dog and told her what a good girl she is. I found a few of the remains in the yard, probably the victim of one of the owls or hawks in the neighborhood. She won't get to go out alone for a spell. At 14 pounds she'd be a fine meal for one of those birds. Good girl! Good little dog!.
    21 points
  2. After receiving my SASS package and reading Hells Coming’s excellent “Thank You SASS” post on May 14th regarding the awesome 2022 EOT Champion buckles I felt inspired to additional observation. I know this comment is not of interest to most but I feel worthy as to add praise to Misty Moonshine, and to her staff at our new headquarters in Akron, Indiana. There was more to this SASS award than just a beautiful Molly buckle. The additional effort to make this awarding exemplifies the leadership we have in SASS. You see, it was not just a Champion buckle in the usual nice Molly box that could have been inserted into USPS padded envelope and economy mailed to recipients. These beautiful buckles came, at least mine, in a Priority Mail box and when opened blue tissue paper with SASS seal was to be pealed to reveal the black/red Molly presentation box laying in attractive brown shredded packing. Not a simple packing job for Misty, Ruby, and additional staff for the 60 plus units. What a way to say, “Congratulations”. As Hells Coming and others have proclaimed, the Champion buckles were a wonderful jester by Misty/SASS and such a show of “doing the right thing”. The purchase alone was such an overwhelming commitment….Thank You Misty Moonshine. My appreciation also goes to Ruby Ruthless and all in connection to the presentation of the award. I am so thankful of SASS for just being such a part of my life for over 20 years.
    20 points
  3. I'm sitting here, with another glass of Irish, remembering May 25, 1968 and the beautiful girl who married me. I visited with her today; brought her a card, some long stemmed roses and a bottle of sparkling, non-alcoholic "Champagne" in the LTC home. She was pretty doped up, waking up occasionally, to sip through a straw, but at least she knew me and wasn't scared or in pain. Fumble fingers typing this and enough Irish in me to be even more maudlin. I better go to bed.
    18 points
  4. Put some paracord on my walking stick. Gives me a better grip when I’m counting coup on squirrels and pokin bears.
    16 points
  5. As we do on every Memorial Day weekend, the members of my VFW post put flags on each veteran’s grave in the Dove Creek cemetery. We also have two vets funerals to do this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, and then the Memorial Day ceremony on Monday. Duty. Honor. Country. https://www.cem.va.gov/history/memdayorder.asp
    15 points
  6. This cart was commissioned by a new shooter last fall. I really wasn’t planning on building anymore but he approached me a few times at the Escondido Bandidos matches and talked me into it. One of the reasons that I was intrigued with the potential build was the theme involved, Tex Willer. I knew that, given the chance, Double Diamond would come up with the perfect leather art work to make this one special and he did. I’ve been told that his leather work artistry is like putting makeup on a pretty woman and I truly believe that that’s a fitting description. The bin in the bottom of the chest will hold 10 loading strips of the type that Double Diamond builds or 5 of the other types made by different makers. Pull one out and go to the loading table and when you come back after the unload table stick the strip back where it came from and pull the next one out when you’re ready. Works very well. The narrower chest tray has a SG shell well that accepts a box of shells, just fold the flaps back and drop it in and when it’s empty lift out the box and drop another one in. There is also a soft sided ice chest and room for more SG shells and other match essentials in the bottom of the chest. The cart is built out of black walnut with through dovetail and sliding dovetail joinery and mortise and tenon joinery where needed. There is a hinge pin at the bottom and back of the cabinet interior that when pulled allows the cabinet to be easily removed. I used two coats of Danish oil and 6 coats of lacquer for the finish. The seats, chest handle liners and barrel liner are leather. The locking bar in the cabinet is held in place by rare earth magnets in the up and down position. You’ll notice below the holsters on the door is a fixture to hold the SG brush and swab.
    15 points
  7. Quitting the game is a big and difficult decision that at some point we will all have to deal with. I have been involved with a few episodes. I don't personally agree with those that say "You'll know when it's time". In most cases (not all), people just don't want to admit it. It's not just here in this game... how many people are out there driving their cars putting others at risk because they just don't want to give it up. I don't blame them, but there comes a time when someone other than the person involved must get involved. To that end, I have ALWAYS done everything possible to kick that can down the road as far as possible. When the same old fella just could not walk from the loading table to the stage without sweeping everyone on the range, we finally made the decision that we would stage his firearms for him. When things got even tougher, we would have him shoot the stage from just one position. When he kept dropping guns, we finally had to end his action shooting, but we got him involved with some Bench rest shooting. Your peers and your friends will know when it's time for you to step back.... the only thing I can see your doctor deciding on is whether your physical situation can take the abuse that a Shotgun or such can deliver on recoil. We owe it to ourselves and to others the help each other to enjoy life as much as possible. We also owe it to everyone to ensure that we maintain a safe environment for everyone. Bottom line is this..... if the people your shoot with have real concerns that cannot be addressed, then, and only then should you consider stepping aside. Snakebite
    15 points
  8. I have several hobbies/interests that keep me off the streets chasing wild women. Those are S&W double-action revolvers, reading military history, 15mm miniature historical wargaming, and for the last year I’ve taken up the hobby/interest of smoking a pipe. Miniature Wargaming Since 1982, I’ve been collecting, painting, and wargaming with 15mm miniature WW2 figures and predominantly 15mm Napoleonic figures. Also I do miniature wargaming with 1:1200 scale ships of the fighting sail period (circa 1750-1815). I have my little battles on either a 6x4 foot or an 8x6 foot table. Pipe Smoking Last May, 2021, I asked the wife, Sharon, if she would object too much if I started smoking a pipe again. I last smoked a pipe about 50 years ago. Sharon didn’t object but asked that I don’t smoke in the house. Now I have a dozen pipes and several blends of pipe tobacco that I enjoy out on the patio. I don’t inhale and figure at the age of 75, something other than pipe smoking will put me under. I again enjoy this hobby/interest. My wife gave me this Danish made Neerup pipe for Christmas, 2021.
    13 points
  9. I've always been into woodworking but several years ago, I got interested in woodturning. Then I went off down the segmented woodturning rabbit hole. That's where you cut exotic wood up into little pieces and glue them together, spin them up to 1000+ rpms and shape them with a razor sharp chisel. It's a great way to pass a pandemic.
    13 points
  10. One of our members spent about 5 nights doing some great artwork on our range......gives such a great atmosphere and he's got plans for more!
    13 points
  11. My wife and I got our holsters, belts and shotgun belts just a little while back, mines a little (lot wider) than my wife's Took awhile to get made but worth it as the workmanship and the quality of the leather is just fantastic! Info on the artwork next to my wife Jenorado -
    13 points
  12. Too dang windy for a charcoal so I did thisn I under the broiler in a cast iron skillet. Just fine..
    13 points
  13. I'll say it because nobody else will: when a society puts NO VALUE on the unborn child, even up to a couple weeks before birth, then the value of ALL LIFE becomes diminished, worthless and meaningless to many around us. ..........Widder
    12 points
  14. Finally gotten the 'Cantina' that converts into a 'Saloon' after all shooting is completed finished on the range after being burnt out in the 2020 Bushfires. Taken a might effort! State Forestry donated about $20K of River Red gum timber for the rebuild a large hot water company donated a gas instant hot water service, we've had a fridge, coffee machine, Heart Defibrillator, carpet for the ULT & LT and a heap of other things donated as well......the community really got behind us a local sporting club devastated by the bushfire. State Government did the clean up for us after the fires that saved the club X amount of money.
    12 points
  15. I, Daniel Harley Howett, did solemnly swear that I would support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I would bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I took this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I would well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I was about to enter. So help me God. And I still do. I know it's still early in the morning, but a toast to my Brothers and Sisters in Arms; past, present, and future.
    11 points
  16. Some facts, less we forget.
    10 points
  17. I think reading Pat’s Miata posts over the years (sorry non member lurker) made me get this….just picked up today and driving back to Nashville area. Gift for myself after moving from WA to TN just a few weeks ago to celebrate. I might actually get to shoot now too!
    10 points
  18. If teachers and staff were armed and trained, this crap wouldn’t be happening!! We should take cues from the education system in Israel!!
    10 points
  19. Another sad day for the United States. They should be erasing the shooters name from history and never mentioning his name again, the media will repeat his name repeatedly. Pictures of the a*****e will be shown for weeks. Some other sick, twisted punk will see that as "glorifying" his name into history and do the same thing themselves. Then the process begins again.
    10 points
  20. He’s just about ready to get set up at our VFW post for an open house next week.
    10 points
  21. DISCLAIMER THIS IS POSTED AS NON-JUDGEMENTAL, RANDOM MEME. IT IS NOT POSTED OUT OF MALICE OR AIMED AT ANY PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL. YOUR MILEAGE MAY DIFFER. NOW GET OVER YOURSELF!
    10 points
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  23. Bought a new desk top dial telephone. Very nostalgic because we had one like it in the early 1960s. It was a black Western Electric cradle phone like almost everyone had in those days complete with a hand set with a coil cord. It was one of the first dial phones in northern Utah when they first transferred over. Didn't have to wait for the operator to ask for the number and we got rid of he party line at that time, too. The new phone number was SKyline 2-2175 (later SK2-2075 and then still later 752-2175). It was Mo's phone number until she died in 1997. Here's the clincher: THIS ONE WORKS just like the old ones did with the same hook up that my modern push button land line used. You spin the dial with your finger and it "tictictics" back around just like the old ones did. When you use this one you have to be sure your finger hits the little hook shaped finger stop. If it doesn't move the stop it won'd dial, but if you do move the stop it works just like a modern phone. Doesn't have an answering machine function, nor an auto dial, nor any extension, or cordless features or other modern functions, it just a telephone. Very expensive, too. I think it cost me about forty five dollars for a cool looking memory that actually works.
    9 points
  24. I collect tons of stuff. Vinyl albums, (especially Classic Blue Note Jazz), knives, comics, movies, and guns. But, my "unusual" collection is my Lego Star Wars minifigures. I have been a Star Wars geek since when my mom took me to see the Original Star Wars on opening day 05-25-1977 for my B-day. It was my first indoor movie. I started collecting the Kenner Star Wars toys (which I still have) when they came out up until they stopped. Then I swithed to the Legos upon their initial release in 1999 and have been buying them ever since. They are getting more and more valuable everyday I used to collect the complete sets, but I started running out of room so I condensed most of those down to just the figures. JEL
    9 points
  25. Great to see it getting used
    9 points
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