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  1. 23 points
    Alas, I "know a thing or two because I've seen a thing or two," may apply, and not in a positive way like the Farmer's commercials imply. I've been subjected to EXTREME negativity for calling things according to the SHB that were let slide at monthly matches. My theory on rules is as follows. "Don't blame me for trying to see that the rules of the game are followed, as there is no honor in doing well when you did not follow the rules."
  2. 19 points
    Well my two are going to start competing full time next year. Which is great. Then a friend from high school who isnt a shooter asked if I could help her kids too as their father has no interest. Not a problem. Happy to help. So fair warning, if you see me running around like a chicken with its head chopped off next year its because there will be 6 new sass shooters under 14 somewhere close by. Oh and my wife has decided to shoot gf now and wants help with that.... There will be no rest for me next year I'm thinking.
  3. 18 points
    I guess I misinterpreted what "BBQ gun" meant in the opening question.
  4. 17 points
    It isn't all bad (excluding the elected officials, illegals, and homeless) IMO. I love where we live. The scenery and people are wonderful. We are not in a liberal county. It saddens me that most of the comments here on the Wire and FB are derogatory. Please do not tell us how bad things are here without offering some constructive criticism. We know it is bad here for many reasons. Please consider those of us who are still here as people fighting the GOOD fight or unable to leave. Please stop rubbing salt in our wounds
  5. 17 points
    I went through this once and came back. The competition part is fun, but not important. What's important are the relationships and friendships made.
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    Michigan Slim SASS 96345 Fort Wayne, Indiana Started in 2003. Paradise Pass Regulators
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    Allie Mo SASS No. 25217 From: Fiddletown, CA Shooting: 19 years
  10. 15 points
    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!
  11. 15 points
    Being outside shooting a match ... And being away from the phoney world of Social Media.
  12. 14 points
    I tend to not post my bad news and complaints here, but I've had my share this summer. But I finally have some good news. I've been back into Kenpo for some time now, and I have been sparring successfully at with other black belts and a very accomplished 3rd Degree Brown Belt (As in has one grand championship at a well respected, well attended tournament, beating out noted black belts). I've demonstrated my ability to perform the necessary kicks, punches, blocks, checks and parries. I've written a thesis. Today I performed two empty hand katas and two weapon katas (Spear and sword). I demonstrated a kata I had created myself, then demonstrated the techniques within the kata, before performing it again. The net result: Shodan, or First Degree Black Belt.
  13. 14 points
    Medicine Creek Johnny Sass 61890L South Dakota Been shooting 17 years
  14. 13 points
    Well for one thing, the servers, technicians and software that keeps the SASS Wire running. For another, the staff that handles all the day to day operations, keeps track of all the alias' so that there's no duplication, who get those SASS badges and Regulator badges made. The staff that publishes the many Handbooks, SHB, RO courses, WB HB, WB RO courses, Cowboy Clays, multiple translations, that the ROC works so diligently on throughout the year. The ones who represent SASS at many gun shows and gatherings across the country, the same ladies that haul steel so folks can shoot EoT. The staff that makes the Chronicle that everybody can see... it doesn't layout and publish itself. The staff that battles local politicians and disgruntled neighbors that want to close down Founders Ranch. The ones who work tirelessly behind the scenes keeping an organization going, without much thanks from it's members...
  15. 13 points
    I'm going to toss out an anecdote to support the recent exchange between Long Hunter and Creeker (both of whom I agree with). A bit over a year ago I took my son to an annual match for one of the local clubs. After he shot the last stage, he saw the MD starting to pack up while the other posse's were finishing up. He asked if he could go help, of course I said yes. Later they were finishing up during awards. When my son's name was called for his award, he didn't notice as he was putting away a heavy shotgun target. Everyone turned to look for/at him. When my son found out he won an award, he put the target away and hurried up to collect it. When we were on the way home, I asked him what the most important thing was. Of course, he said "winning my category". I responded with "will anyone remember that in 2 weeks?" He got quiet and said no. I asked him what they will remember. He said "that I was helping to pack up during awards." That was an important lesson.
  16. 13 points
    Bulls Head Bill SASS# 33692 Rock Hill, SC Shooting CAS for 18 years
  17. 13 points
    Alias: Ginny Hinny SASS# 106245 Location: SW Missouri but i shoot in Oklahoma. Years: more like months. Pic is from my first official match last month.
  18. 12 points
    Battle Born Rangers in Reno Nevada does not completely follow the "normal" SASS shooting guidelines. We like to mix things up! We have Josey Wales shoots, underwear shoots, our annual match has a Tom Horn category that has big bore rifles for 12 stages. But this last weekend we did something I don't think has ever been done. Sling Shot forgiveness or bonus. After the last shot is fired the shooter, off the clock, can use a sling shot on any target to forgive misses, or if clean 1 shot at any target for a 5 second bonus, or two shots from the sling shot to forgive misses and get a bonus. Added some fun, its a monthly and no one refused to try it. We also had 2 stages with 4 shots from a belly gun at the beginning of the stage. Why be normal? Ike
  19. 12 points
    MY NEW RIG!!! Built to my specs and it came out exactly as I envisioned!!! I'm a happy cowboy!!! D.a.d leather did the work.
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    Hit sixty-eight yesterday. Had my annual physical ~ all the numbers are between the goal posts. Looks like I'll be around a while. Best part, though, was gifts from the Kid - a darned good cee-gar, and he found and renovated a "new" ancient post vise for me! Been Jonesin' for one for years!! At 35 lbs, it's sorta petite, but just fine for the hobby 'smithing I do. Date stamped 1900 ~ only 119 years old, and prolly has more life left in it than I do!
  21. 12 points
    Grammar Lesson: Is it "complete," "finished" or "Completely Finished” No English dictionary has been able to adequately explain the difference between these two words -"Complete" and "Finished. In a recent linguistic competition held in London and attended by, supposedly, the best in the world, one man was the clear winner with a standing ovation which lasted over 5 minutes. The final question was: “How do you explain the difference between COMPLETE and FINISHED in a way that is easy to understand? Here is his astute answer: "When you marry the right woman, you are COMPLETE. When you marry the wrong woman, you are FINISHED. And, when the right one catches you with the wrong one, you are COMPLETELY FINISHED!" He won a trip around the world and a case of 25-year old Scotch!
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    Friday, 6/14 update: I saw Noz in the hospital today. He has improved. He is conscious and carrying on a conversation easily. It was a nasty bump. He asked me to thank everyone for their prayers and concerns.
  24. 12 points
    SASS Alias: Fingers McGee SASS # 28654 From: Lake of the Ozarks, MO. How Long? 19 Years Home Club: Central Ozarks Western Shooters (COWS)
  25. 12 points
    SASS Alias: Sixgun Seamus - Cayenne Kay SASS #: 94002 - 96415 Where you are from: East Canton, OH How long you’ve been Cowboy Action Shooting: 7 years - 6 years
  26. 12 points
    Grumpy Old Man SASS # 71331 13 years Ohio
  27. 12 points
    The Vaquero's Shaddai Vaquero, Perfecto Vaquera, Vaquero Jake Glasgow, KY Been shooting 12 years.
  28. 12 points
    SASS Alias: Black Hills Barb SASS #: 34171 Where you are from: Allenwood, PA How long you’ve been Cowboy Action Shooting: 18 years
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    A couple of action shots of us. We have been shooting cowboy for 10 years.
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    SASS Alias: John Henry Quick SASS #: 97501 Where you are from: Stafford County, Virginia How long you’ve been Cowboy Action Shooting: 5 yrs
  32. 12 points
    Alias: Tyrel Cody SASS#: 96324 Hometown: Lafayette, Tennessee Home club: Wartrace Regulators 6ish years
  33. 11 points
    We enjoy our freedoms because of fine folks like you. Thank You! --Dakota Skipper and the Dawg
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    I just found/bought 2 original model stainless consc serial # Ruger 4 3/4" vaqueros. But-----they are 32/20's with extra 32 H&R mags. Ruger only made 230 some of 'em with that barrel length and I now have 2 of 'em! Can't post a photo for awhile 'cause we've got a BS law in Wa state, says I've gotta wait for the local law to do the NIC check, when they get around to it. Keep going to them gunshows, never know what you might find!
  36. 11 points
    A bit soon to consult a lawyer...
  37. 11 points
    My first thought when I saw the title of this thread was "OmiGawd! A Ball! With a punch bowl and dancing??"
  38. 11 points
    I wonder if Mrs. Lose would mind me fooling around with a non binary since they aren’t really female in their own minds? I know the answer to that one.
  39. 11 points
    I was grumpily walking on the treadmill this afternoon and noticed that the walking belt was slightly off center. So I got out the manual and looked up how to correct it. Pretty simple. Start it up let it run at 1-1.5 mph and turn the left adjusting screw until the belt moves back to center. Got ‘r done. Then I noticed from the digital info panel that I had burnt several calories while on the floor adjusting the belt! It counts your calories whether you’re on it or not! My pulse was really low too according to the screen. This changes everything. Turn on the treadmill, sit down in a chair and watch those calories burn away. Win win exercise program the way I see it. Time for some pizza.
  40. 11 points
    My gold Life badge after 20 years was no longer gold so I called SASS to order a replacement and they told me they have a life time warranty to contact Smith&Warren so I did, they asked for pics and I sent the pics after two hours they sent me a return authorization to refinish it . That's great service! Von Dutch
  41. 11 points
    Watching the Weather Channel and one of their reporters is on Tybee Island, GA. People in the background are boarding up. She says, “I talked to a local businessman and asked if he’d like to say a few words on camera and he told me no and that he was really stressed out with the storm approaching and so on. But I told him it would only take a few seconds and eventually he agreed to to talk” Having had numerous contacts with reporters, both broadcast and print, over the years I can tell you that’s how they operate. She badgered the poor fella until he agreed to talk. Mostly so she’d go away. These people are trained in how to squeeze a statement from you. If you are ever put in that situation just ignore them. They specially like stressful or tragic situations because they know you will be vulnerable. They may seem sympathetic and will tell you how important it is for people to hear your story. Don’t believe them! They’re just trying to make a story and put their spin on it, and climb the corporate “news entertainment” ladder. Over a 30 Year career in law enforcement, I can count the reporters I dealt with who I considered fair, impartial and ethical on the fingers of one hand. About like politicians. I only wish I had been interviewed live on the air on my last day of work. I woulda gone out with a bang. Non weather related rant mode off.
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    Habersham had surgery Friday to remove a tumor from his neck. We caught it early and it was just a small lump that only required seven stitches to close up the incision. He loves everyone at the Vet's office, and was so exubriant to be seeing his friends again that he was leaping up and kissing everyone. At one point he spun towards me and raked my face with his toenails (must trim them). I am going to blame the scars on Jeanie, but doubt that I will be believed. Dog of Steel that he is, he has shown no signs of discomfort and has not tried to scratch the incision. We hope to get them removed next Friday. Meanwhile, we await the lab report on the material removed. Habersham, who firmly believes that he is a person and is in charge of the household, is patiently awaiting the opening of hunting season. Those scented dummies are not the same as real birds.
  44. 11 points
    Longcolt, If you start worrying about that Corvette passing you on the Interstate and honking the horn as it whizzes buy at 90mph, are you gonna allow this to stop you from traveling? Naw! Sometimes, it ain't the traveling part that becomes the adventure, but rather those memories you cherish when you get to your destination. No doubt, things change. Cowboy shooters use to be a bunch of crusty ole men telling stories of WWII and Korea and such. And I'm sure many of them enjoyed taking out their latest pocket knife and showing it off. And some were probably REAL Cowboys, depending upon their upbringing. But to grow and possibly survive, our game needed new blood. Fresh blood. It was a joy to get the ladies and kids involved and it was probably only natural for some changes to occur. WE change also. I use to truly love Varmint hunting. But, when I got involved in CAS, my Varmint hunting dwindled to nothing. And now that I been involved in CAS for about 14 years, I find myself enjoying rimfire shooting and setting up rimfire pistols and rifles. I still love CAS and try to make all the local matches. But some health issues hinder me from being excited about traveling great distances. And because WE all change, I find my joy of shooting is expanding into the rimfire area. Go ahead, buy a new fishing pole and enjoy life. But try not to allow the guys in the expensive bass boats keep you from enjoying a day of fishing on the bank of a good lake, if you know what I mean. Hopefully, we'll see each other on the trail someday, posse up together and 'cast a line'. ..........Widder
  45. 11 points
    I am a 97 gunsmith. It is the only gun I sell or work on. I get calls and emails regarding my sales and services. Point One: After some discussion with my potential customer I instruct them to go to the SASS wire and check my references. Some do and some probably do not. This forum is a good starting place to determine with who to send, purchase, barter, or whatever. Recommendations can be sent to person asking by P.M. or by not "piling on" on the forum request. Unfavorable recommendations can and should be made by P.M. Point Two: For service work the question is usually how long before I get it back. The answer is difficult. I look at my repair rack and see the 97's there, maybe there are 6 of them and I estimate 2-5 days on each. When wood is refinished it goes to the 5th day easy. So I am looking at 12-30 days. I tell the customer if your gun arrived today it would be about 30 to 40 days before I can get to it. I also tell them that when the gun arrives it goes to the back of the rack and will be worked on in the order it was received. Sometimes I can get lucky and some of those 6 guns are not as time consuming to repair as estimated and I can get to the next gun(s) earlier than estimated. On the other hand some of those guns take longer and I have to notify my customer of the delay. As said in the above replies, communication is key. Point Three: Regardless of what it takes, and sometimes at a loss of revenue on my end, I will protect my reputation as a gunsmith and member of the CAS family. I don't mean to sound like a prima dona but this method of dealing with my customers is a simple straight forward way to do business. It has served me well for 20 years and has kept me in the good graces with the CAS members, and hope it does for another 20. Hmm I guess that's dreaming.
  46. 11 points
    3 Generations in SASS Yusta B #57361 2004 Diana Tx Pinewood Kid #61865 2007 Lyons Co Son Mean Michelle #95863 2012 Diana Tx Daughter Hellfire Hanna #103777 2016 Diana Tx Granddaughter (Won shotgun at CBAC)
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    SASS ALIAS: Willie Earp SASS#: 19022 Life WHERE I’M FROM: Fort Worth TEXAS, ya'll! HOW LONG HAVE I BEEN COWBOY ACTION SHOOTING: Since 1995 (gee, has it been that long?)
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    SASS Alias: BT Blade SASS #35685 From: Hurricane, Utah Territory How Long have you been Cowboy Action Shooting: 14 years
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    SASS Alias: Smoken D SASS #: 39396 Where you are from: Missouri How long you’ve been Cowboy Action Shooting: 17 Years
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