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  1. 3 points
    I am NOT looking for an excuse to shoot my 1911, I shoot duelist and if Arthur gets bad in my strong hand I will go double gripper before I go 1911. I merely am thinking aout those shooters who have a hard time cocking a revolver because of arthritis. If I don't take an Aleve or Motrin before the shoot, by the end my right thumb is really hurting. There are many others that have it MUCH worse than me. I'd hate to see good folks quit CAS because of that hence the idea of 1911's.
  2. 3 points
    Thank you kindly, Ma'am, Honestly, it's not my intention to change anything about this sport or community. I came into this on an invite from a friend and I'm staying for the people I have met and hope to meet. I'm not sure if everyone gets how truly special that is. This sport is roughly 6 minutes of trigger time and a whole day of good people. I don't always do people well (I'm gonna prove that in a minute), but y'all make me want to be better and to help if I can. This thread really isn't about changing rules on a whim. I don't really think it's about changing the rules at all. I thought of it as more of a way to toss ideas around to help out the community that I hope to contribute enough to that I'll be comfortable saying "our" community. And now.... Amigo, As one NRA life member to another, you should hang your head in shame for what you just posted. You talk about a shooting sport that brings back the nostalgia of Tom, Roy, Gene, Paladin or whatever. Most younger folks these days don't even know who they are, let alone feel nostalgic about it. Hell, I was talking to a couple of younger guys at work today who didn't even know what Soylent Green was. Do you seriously think that because the sport uses "old timey" shootin irons that the bead won't eventually be drawn on us? Did you really just say that if we don't use them fancy auto-loaders the politicians will leave us alone? You talk about slippery slopes to avoid and you've already slipped down the biggest one. You talk about compromise of the rules of the sport we participate in and you compromise our 2nd Amendment. Your talk of public perception is misguided. The further we get down the timeline from the Old West, the more import is placed upon our efforts to inform or even educate the casual observer of our chosen past time and how important it was to the building of our country. Maybe helping folks understand the history of firearms in our society and how an AR-15 is just as important now as a Brown Bess was in 1776 might be a better use of your time instead of hiding behind your spurs. I've been in California my whole life and I've seen the changes caused by apathy, indifference and self service. Hunters, sportsmen, collectors and casual shooters who didn't think to vote against the small propositions because it didn't really involve them. Until it did.... Now I may have taken your post out of context. I may have misread it or maybe you misspoke. I mulled it over and reread it as best I could. If I am wrong, I duly apologize. To the rest of the good folks here, I will apologize now. There are some things I just can't abide.
  3. 3 points
    I don't even like hugging some of my relatives.
  4. 3 points
    Bet that leaves a nasty mark when you had a few too many and try to crush it with your forehead.
  5. 2 points
    Hi Hendo, You didn't change my opinion of you. I'm a push over for literate, well-thought-out replies. BTW, where in CA do you live? Take care, Allie
  6. 2 points
    I don't even like being in the same room with most of my relatives.
  7. 2 points
    Whatever. I’d just rather have it over with.
  8. 2 points
    Evidently it has adjustable suspension - it can "squat" to facilitate loading. That telescoping loading ramp tailgate is kind of interesting... wonder how long it'll take Detroit to offer 'em.
  9. 2 points
    The privilege is reserved for true friends that I haven’t seen in a good while and a VERY few friends who are really really close! Otherwise, a handshake is enough.
  10. 2 points
    Holly Guacamole Batman!! Start over with what do you need in it. Two long guns, ammo, hand towel and umbrella. Pistols and leather are on me, screw driver in bullet loop. Everything else is in the truck as needed......or look for someone with too much stuff in theirs and borrow anything you may need from them. Good Luck
  11. 1 point
    Don't know why I bid on it, but it looks almost unfired and its mine now ($300) Fore arm does not have a cap or Schnabel; looks to be a Sporter. Was a carbine made or was the barrel cut from 24"? Cheap scope and high mounts will come off. Besides a few deer with my cowboy 92, over 100 with my Marlin 336c (Remington core-lokt 150 gr.) What cartridge should I use with this for a whitetail?
  12. 1 point
    According to a column in the New Yawk Times, using "O.K." in telecom nowadays is considered rude or overbearing or something. Instead, you are supposed to use "kk"! Personally, if replying to a message or directive, I just reply, "Roger, that!" or if asked to do something, "WILCO!" Guess that dates me and tells you where I come from. Do you "roger"?
  13. 1 point
    I just read that February is the only month that can be pronounced four different ways. I came up with Feb you airy Feb roo airy and Feb oo airy I've heard all three of them used at one time or another, but I can't figure out what the fourth one is. Thoughts?
  14. 1 point
    Now I'd like a 38WCF and 40 S&W combo. I could get free 40 S&W brass every time the local sheriff and city police come to the range and practice.
  15. 1 point
    I bring my red tipped cane so I don't have to spot. You can get one at Palo Verde Gunworks!!!!! and a back brace so you don't have to pick up brass. That is why there is so many TO's.
  16. 1 point
    It's a little squirt bottle full of water. You sneak up behind your competition while they are shooting and give them a little squirt in the ear. It "bugs" the hell out of them. Good for at least two misses and a P if you're lucky. Disclaimer: Marshal Chance Morgun does not recommend or endorse this type of activity.
  17. 1 point
    Starts at 9:24:50
  18. 1 point
    (sigh, sniff) Thanks, Dave. That foggy, foggy dew kinda clouded up my computer screen. And I don't think it was that cataract goin' in my left eye! One of the first albums I had as a boy was Burl Ives singing that and "Jimmy Crack Corn"!
  19. 1 point
    I have arthritis. I also suffer from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in my right hand affecting the pointer, middle and ring fingers. The CRPS is 100 times worse than my arthritis and will sometime put me on my knees for four or five minutes. I shoot Senior Gunfighter. I also shoot in a Bullseye league with a 1911. I'd much rather shoot Gunfighter with my SAA clones than the 1911. If someone truly wants to shoot a 1911. WB is already out there and many shoot both disciplines. If a club wants to allow WB to be shot at CB matches and they are scored separately great, but they should not be mixed in with CB scores. Just my .02.
  20. 1 point
    Duff Beer 达夫啤酒 Dá fū píjiǔ
  21. 1 point
    I assure you the following, my only remark to you, was not rhetorical. "You should Google before posting some questions." Now that is rhetorical. I'll still answer. No, it was not, neither were most of the categories we have today, nor many gun modifications... So that question is irrelevant to today's CAS.
  22. 1 point
    The same way WB does, CAS with a 1911. Racking a 1911 is really pretty easy since the proper way is to use your whole hand instead of a thumb and forefinger. Holding a semi properly also allows for safer gun handling during the firing process since your hands maintain a better register on the grips from start to finish. You don't have to agree but a 1911 is called a single action semi auto.
  23. 1 point
    You should Google before posting some questions. Wow! I find this question and your use of multiple emphatic question marks to be extremely poorly thought out. The last three words are a euphemism for my unedited thoughts. Let me tell you a "little" story. In 2005, I couldn't shoot a SAA without using Aleve for two days before and then during the match due to arthritis in my thumb. I had to change doctors due to the State changing insurance. When I first met the new doctor, he attempted to shake my hand. I declined and told him it was painful due to my arthritis. He said that is more than arthritis, x-rayed, and referred me to a hand surgeon. My hands were good for over 10 years. Now the arthritis is back with a vengeance. Wait until it happens to you.
  24. 1 point
    I have arthritis. I shoot Holy Black gunfighter. I shoot 1911s in NRA bullseye matches. I vote NO on 1911s in CAS main matches. Let's not further dumb down SASS.
  25. 1 point
    Unfortunately fewer and fewer gunsmiths even offer bluing unless it's farmed out. EPA regs have put the kibosh on small one-man shops doing it for the most part.
  26. 1 point
    Let me guess, it was called Lo Wen Bra.
  27. 1 point
    Lighter loads is not the issue it’s the act of cocking a pistol with arthritis which I said in the OP.
  28. 1 point
    I Home Alone. I liked Bad Mom's Christmas and will look for Bad Santa, it has good reviews for hilarity.
  29. 1 point
    Elon Musk is trying too hard to become the Howard Hughes of his generation. Poor little rich kid that nobody pays attention to..........
  30. 1 point
    Nope. It would be a different game altogether.
  31. 1 point
    Only 97 yards to go, you idiot! Don't count on getting there. That's a real lot of cold, stiff fingers to get past!
  32. 1 point
    What pat of "Single Action Shooting Society" is not understood?? Rye, your "Caffeine Low Light is ON"
  33. 1 point
    I found this on another site but think it is very moving and makes me "Proud To Be A Veterans" - Charlie On Jeopardy the other night, the final question was: “How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the Tomb of the Unknown?”All three missed it. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 1. How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the Tomb of the Unknown and why? 21 steps. It alludes to the twenty-one gun salute, which is the highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary. 2. How long does he wait after his about face to begin his return walk and why? 21 seconds for the same reason as above. 3. Why are his gloves wet? His gloves are moistened to prevent his losing his grip on the rifle. 4. Does he carry his rifle on the same shoulder all the time and if not, why not? He carries the rifle on the shoulder away from the tomb. After his march across the path, he executes an about face and moves the rifle to the outside shoulder. 5. How often are the guards changed? Guards are changed every thirty minutes, twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. 6. What are the physical traits of the guard limited to? For a person to apply for guard duty at the tomb, he must be between 5' 10' and 6' 2' tall and his waist size cannot exceed 30.' Other requirements of the Guard: They must commit 2 years of life to guard the tomb, live in a barracks under the tomb, and cannot drink any alcohol on or off duty for the rest of their lives. They cannot swear in public for the rest of their lives and cannot disgrace the uniform {fighting} or the tomb in any way. After two years, the guard is given a wreath pin that is worn on their lapel signifying they served as guard of the tomb. There are only 400 presently worn. The guard must obey these rules for the rest of their lives or give up the wreath pin. The shoes are specially made with very thick soles to keep the heat and cold from their feet. There are metal heel plates that extend to the top of the shoe in order to make the loud click as they come to a halt. There are no wrinkles, folds or lint on the uniform. Guards dress for duty in front of a full-length mirror. The first six months of duty a guard cannot talk to anyone, nor watch TV. All off duty time is spent studying the 175 notable people laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. A guard must memorize who they are and where they are interred. Among the notables are: President Taft, Joe E. Lewis {the boxer} and Medal of Honor recipient Audie Murphy, {the most decorated soldier of WWII} of Hollywood fame. Every guard spends five hours a day getting his uniforms ready for guard duty. ETERNAL REST GRANT THEM O LORD, AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM. In 2003 as Hurricane Isabelle was approaching Washington , DC , our US Senate/House took 2 days off with anticipation of the storm. On the ABC evening news, it was reported that because of the dangers from the hurricane, the military members assigned the duty of guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier were given permission to suspend the assignment. They respectfully declined the offer, 'No way, Sir!' Soaked to the skin, marching in the pelting rain of a tropical storm, they said that guarding the Tomb was not just an assignment, it was the highest honor that can be afforded to a serviceperson. The tomb has been patrolled continuously, 24/7, since 1930. God Bless and Keep Them. We can be very proud of our young men and women in the service no matter where they serve. Duty - Honor - Country IN GOD WE TRUST — with Herbert F Wieland.
  34. 1 point
    Give an inch - they take a mile. No IMHO GG ~
  35. 1 point
    Add me to the no camp. - I don't see how the 1911 would help the shooter with arthritis much. You still have to load the mags, rack the slide, do mag changes and deal with the recoil. - It would require that every TO be versed in the operation/function of the 1911. It would also require that every TO be versed in the Wild Bunch rules or a modified version there of. - It would increase brass pick up by double. - It would add yet another category to a game that already has way too many categories. Don't get me wrong, I love the 1911....it's one of my favorites. It just doesn't belong incorporated into a Cowboy Action match in my opinion. YMMV
  36. 1 point
    I was in 1st grade and remember the teachers crying, I think it was the 1st time I remember being really scared and confused. Today I teach in a criminal justice program at a college level and we dedicate 2 class periods to dissecting the murder of our president from a forensic perspective. History must be remembered and re-examined objectively. Don’t think for one moment a 19 year old cannot think critically and read between the lines.
  37. 1 point
    Let's just Get through the Winter before we get ta dealing with Spring Tensions >>>>>>>> Why borrow troubles from the season yet to come ???? Merry Christmas ..... Jabez Cowboy
  38. 1 point
    Can you wait a few weeks, please? Still enjoying autumn.
  39. 1 point
    Different units may do it different. Our detail would put 3 cases we used during practice to represent each volley. Policing up and using the ones fired during the actual ceremony wasn't practical.
  40. 1 point
    They will leave a copy of the warrant and a nice note...with a smiley face.
  41. 1 point
    https://tombguard.org/society/faq/
  42. 1 point
    I think allowing 1911s, scored separately or not, into the game makes it an entirely different game not to mention adding a whole nother layer of rules governing the 1911. It seems to me if there are enough people having to switch to 1911s WB is ready and waiting to accommodate them.
  43. 1 point
    https://www.ammoland.com/2019/11/know-the-opposition-everytown-for-gun-safety/?utm_source=Ammoland+Subscribers&utm_campaign=a5f2146ec7-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6f6fac3eaa-a5f2146ec7-21763591 Know your opposition.
  44. 1 point
    When I had funeral detail at Ft Devens we travelled all over the New England area. I noticed a lot of NOK looked into the flag to see what I hade inserted. For our VfW I have made a small card to go with them that says, “These cartridge cases symbolize the three volleys fired in honor of the departed veteran”.
  45. 1 point
    I was not aware of the fired cases folded into the flag. But when my Dad passed away, the fired shell cases were given to my Mom, which are encased, along with the flag and service ribbons, in a frame and now hangs on the wall at Mom's house. ..........Widder
  46. 1 point
    You're still King, you just got bested by the Princess. Congrats on having such a wonderful daughter. We're still out searching for some elk, they haven't come down out the high country yet.
  47. 1 point
    They should consider using the Federal Law: 18 USC § 922(g) & (n). Punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment. May receive minimum sentence of 15 years without parole if offender has three or more prior convictions for a felony crime of violence (e.g. burglary, robbery, assault, possession of offensive weapons) and/or drug trafficking felony.Jun 3, 2013
  48. 1 point
    We have severely limited our taking of does. The State allowed 8 doe tags per hunter for a couple years and the neighbors took advantage of it heavily. We have only seen three does all year. Also, hunter groups in Indiana pushed the State to implement a 'One buck per year' rule. This is year five I believe. You can pretty much shoot all the does you want but you only get one buck, so we wait. We saw seven smaller bucks opening weekend that we would have gladly harvested in the past. There are more huge bucks out there now than at any time in my life. It is really neat to watch 8 pointers battle it out and bucks like Kaya's walk in and take the doe.
  49. 1 point
    So, I'm king of the woods! Kaya says last night that she is going to go out and sit after work. Would I like to go? You bet! Might get a shot at a coyote. Ok, so I'm KING OF THE WOODS! For three whole days..... That .243 is wicked! 213 pound 11 pointer......
  50. 1 point
    SASS isn't going to grow. It may survive a while, but attracting young people is a fantasy. It grew by leaps and bounds because the age group you now want to throw under the bus joined up by the tens of thousands. SASS was a "What you are is where you were when" phenomenon. We were in front of the TV watching westerns. That era has come and gone.
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