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  1. The ROC has discussed allowing accommodations for differently-abled shooters in the past. The SHB used to include a statement regarding doing so, but it is no longer there. . The "final word" in the ROC discussions was that any accommodations for shooters with physical limitations is up to the Match Director of an individual match. That would include equipment modifications, footwear, as well as providing "hands-on" assistance. (an example of which would be having a helper provide assistance for a wheelchair-bound shooter as a "pusher"). I've personally shot mat
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  2. These folks are NOT using semi auto pistols and 10/22 rifles. How EXACTLY is someone using a 22 caliber firearm that, for all intents and purposes, looks the same as the guns you're using harming YOUR experience? The recoil? The sound? The brass? And if it is so harmful; and since 22 has been legal in our game for decades - have you previously been refusing to shoot on posses with Buckaroos and Juniors? Black powder folks talk down about smokeless. Warthogs talk down about mousefarts. 45 talk down about 38's and then dash cali
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  3. At the 2019 Western Divisional I was awarded a JEDI Gunfighter buckle. Nasty Nels was the presenter and when he gave it to me I told him that sometime in the future I would build a gun cart to display it on and this is what I came up with. Widder helped me get another buckle out of Korrupt Karl because I like displaying the original on my gun belt. Double Diamond (Darrell Brinkmeier) designed and built all of the leather work and spent days working on the leather Josey Wales medallion on the front of the chest and did an absolutely amazing job. The cart is built out of African Blac
    37 points
  4. I had the pleasure of shooting with Oklahoma Dee at Comancheria Days last week. For those of you that don’t know Dee he is a very accomplished shooter and is a always a favorite for not only catagory but overall at any match he goes to. Last Friday, 1st stage, first gun, he missed his holster. Dropped gun, SDQ. He cleared his guns, brought then to his cart, came back to line ready to resume posse chores. Never a sour look, a pout, or anything but smiles and helpful for the rest of the match, even though he knew he was out of the running for any awards. I hope if I ever have a simila
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  5. Where to begin? I was born in Pittsburgh, my Dad was Korean War veteran and Westinghouse technician, Mom was a nurse. I've worked since I was 11 years old delivering the Pittsburgh Press. In my teens I worked at McDonalds and, put roof's on with my dad. We went to church every Sunday. We were not rich, but we were not poor. I was lucky to get C's in high school, I stared out the window waiting for the bell to ring. Looking back I wish I had paid more attention. In my senior year I joined the Army Reserve as an E-1. I went to basic training 6 days after I graduated high school, I turned 18 at F
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  6. I weary of these mask discussions. I wear one anywhere I might come in contact with people. If that labels me paranoid, panic stricken and cowardly, I don’t care. I don’t get in arguments over it. I don’t brow beat others who are maskless. I keep my opinions to myself. Too much finger pointing and hate going around. I’ve also been called fearful and paranoid because I carry a firearm.
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  7. Well, good news. I was hired this morning as a Manufacturing Engineer by Anvil Manufacturing in Ozark, Alabama. It's only a 30 minute drive, salary is reasonable, and most of all they have good medical insurance. So Monday morning, no more wandering aimlessly around the property or perusing the internet for jobs. BACK TO WORK!
    27 points
  8. Howdy All, Let me shed some light on the decisions made. With the current status of restrictions in New Mexico, it was not practical to invest in non-refundable deposits and contracts to start planning EOT this year at FR since it was almost imposable that the state would allow it to take place. Misty decided to host EOT at Paradise Pass in Indiana because; Our restrictions appear to be much lighter Our Governor is very pro business and is working hard to balance this with the virus restrictions We are a privately owned property so there is no "board"
    27 points
  9. I no longer own any guns!! Since the atmosphere surrounding gun ownership has become so toxic, I now own a sizable variety of “CORDLESS HOLE PUNCHERS”!!!
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  10. The mail carrier left a slip in the mail box yesterday. Postage due, large envelope, two dollars and fifty five cents. It wasn't in the post office when I went up with cash in hand. It came today. Here it is. I about fell over. I was nominated by an old squad partner. In better than a quarter of a century of putting my life under the lights and siren, this is one of the only times anyone ever said thank you!
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  11. To the Moderators: If this ain't allowed feel free to delete without prejudice. Some observant and concerned cowboys noticed that my website has mostly unavailable products and that I am selling bullet molds in the Wire Classifieds. Let's stomp out a few rumors and misconceptions. This will be a huge relief to most folks that know me. I AIN'T DYIN'! (yet) More important OUTLAW BULLETS IS STILL AROUND. I am replacing old molds with newer ones to make an even better product. With the pandemic a ragin' all around us
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  12. I wonder why... A farmer walked into an attorney's office wanting to file for a divorce. The attorney asked, "May I help you?" The farmer said, "Yea, I want to get one of those dayvorces." The attorney said, "Well, do you have any grounds?" The farmer said, "Yea, I got about 140 acres." The attorney said, "No, you don't understand, do you have a case?" The farmer said, "No, I don't have a Case, but I have a John Deere." The attorney said, "No, you don't understand. I mean do you have a grudge?" The farmer said, "Yea, I got a grudge. That's where I park my John Deere." Th
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  13. Here's a video of a one-armed shooter, Shadow Carson... He piles up his "Clean Match" awards! "Shadow Carson at Mason Dixon Stampede 2012. He has shot over 100 matches "Clean" (No misses or penalties)"
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  14. A light long sleeve shirt is cooler than a short sleeve as it blocks the sun but still allows evaporation. Plus, it's the rules. This isn't volley ball, it's Cowboy Action Shooting.
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  15. I started hanging out on this forum and shooting SASS nigh on 20 years ago. Back then I was a 2LT at Fort Carson. You guys and all my shooting partners seemed old to me, because the average age of this game is quite a bit older than other shooting sports. After a few years on active duty I switched over to the Reserves and have kept going. I have since retired from the career in civilian law enforcement I left active duty to pursue, and have begun another career. But I'm still in the army as a reservist, and now I have soldiers who have no memory of 9-11, nor what it means to fight from t
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  16. My grandson (only grand child) turned 20 on the 20th of February. Today (his dad's 55th birthday - another senior citizen in the crowd.) he informed us that he is starting a class to learn and get certified to be an EMT, and has been approved, assuming he gets that certification, a place in the fire fighters academy in Las Vegas. I couldn't be prouder of the kid. I guess he isn't a kid any more. Drinks are on me.
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  17. I thought we fought a revolution so we wouldn't have to hear about all this royalty crap.
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  18. Following @Creeker, SASS #43022 thoughts, and the thread on growing the game Grow the game: Reduce barriers to entry - SASS Wire - SASS Wire Forum (sassnet.com)...I wondered if we couldn't explain the costuming requirements for new shooters a bit.
    23 points
  19. Stolen from castboolits forum: The Old GentlemanYears ago I got a M94 30-30 for my 14th birthday. A year later my grandmother gave me $20 for my 15th birthday. The next day found me in Fosters Sporting Goods in Dallas, Oregon trying to figure out how many 30-30s in combination with 22 LR HPs I could get. There was an old gentleman observing my one person conversation and he decided to butt in. He convinced me to get a Lee Loader, an 8 oz can of Unique, 500 CCI 200 primers, a small plastic head mallet and a tapered punch. I even had enough money left over for a couple boxes of 22s.O
    23 points
  20. The last gusty day we had finally took its toll on our flag, and, frankly, I had waited about six months too long because of fading. Took it down Tuesday. Wife ordered a new one Friday night. It arrived about noon. Has the tangle free pole. Got the bracket up, grabbed the flag mounted on the pole, grabbed my phone, played Morning Colors as I put it in the socket.
    23 points
  21. I'm talking retirement! We can't wait for Shanley to retire! And we were blessed to be given the care of the cabin home my dad built in the 60's...wich will be our new home. Yup...ready for the simplicity!
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  22. Wow I just got my new old Gatling Gun. I have wanted one for , it seems like forever. Just got it delivered. My friend Purgatory Smith, filmed us shooting it for the first time. What a hoot. I love it (WHAT A TIME TO BE SHORT ON PRIMERS)
    21 points
  23. Ya'll do see the irony of a bunch of CAS shooters making comments on somebody dressing up in a costume, right? Pot/Kettle.
    21 points
  24. Asking weird-ass questions in the Saloon(ACS) is my hobby.
    21 points
  25. You absolutely must read this: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/391736/soldier-fights-her-life-serve-us-army?fbclid=IwAR3pRP-KsZ2cJAtU-DUxDtiebtCzX0ptpFCmD7pEE7y0i2faXoBrU8llHjE Short summary: Teenage Iraqi girl is sick of being abused, so she runs away, escapes from a mass rape by divine intervention, dangerously surrenders to an American force, gets hired to interpret for them, gets refugee status in the US, becomes a US citizen, and enlists as a cavalry scout in the US Army where she is currently serving. Mrs. Cassidy and I were so compelled by her story that w
    21 points
  26. We have one-armed shooters, one-legged shooters, double amputees, para-shooters, shooters in wheelchairs... just get your buddy to the range and we'll find a way for him to shoot!
    21 points
  27. A pretty little sonnet. An abundance of frilly language deigned to drip honey upon the ears whilst evading the sting of insult upon any party. But... We're cowboys - we speak plainly. We extend a hand when needed but we don't ask for handouts. We believe in being strong and self reliant. We believe in fair play and if a man betters you - you shake his hand and move on. We don't adorn with poison or back shoot. The shopkeeper has just as much right to a good or service as any one else. If he (or she) enters into a mutually agre
    21 points
  28. I'm now retired. Yesterday was my last official day of going to work. To top it off, it was also my Birthday. Freedom has never felt so good. The rest of my life now will be to forever continue to be devoted to my lovely wife who had my back all these working years.
    20 points
  29. I had mentioned my son and his new company in another thread. One of the local news channels interviewed him last night. The first airing was at 11:05pm last night. By 11:15 his Facebook page and phone were lighting up. Today he was turning people away. Incredible! Here is the link. https://wpta21.com/2021/01/29/its-a-relief-snow-plow-companies-prepare-for-weekend-weather/
    20 points
  30. But it is well stated. From a Marine Corps Colonel in Afghanistan: "So with all the kindness I can muster, I give this one piece of advice to the next pop star who is asked to sing the national anthem at a sporting event: save the vocal gymnastics and the physical gyrations for your concerts. Just sing this song the way you were taught to sing it in kindergarten - straight up, no styling. Sing it with the constant awareness that there are soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines watching you from bases and outposts all over the world. Don't make them cringe with you
    20 points
  31. Our youngest granddaughter Sophie is a sophomore in high school, a self taught artist and member of the swim team. This is her latest still life, charcoal. She astounds me. I think the reason I exist was to bring my grandchildren into the world. They humble me.
    20 points
  32. MODIFICATION APPLICATIONS APPROVED - 2020 18 FEB 2020 MOD: Replacement of original metal magazine tube with one made of carbon fiber. PURPOSE: If the magazine tube receives a blow from the outside, it cannot dent. 17 SEP 2020 MOD: Replacement of 1873 loading gate with an 1866 type PURPOSE: Rounds are easier to load into the magazine “and specially ladies don’t break their fingernails anymore.” 11 NOV 2020 MOD: Installation of an internally-adjustable set screw on the carrier arm of 1873 lever. PURPOSE: Easie
    20 points
  33. Phone rings. Robo voice announced that they have sent me multiple mailings about my car warranty. (They always say this, but have not) Press 5 to speak to an agent, or press 9 to be removed from their call list. (I've pressed 9 a BUNCH of times in the past. Nine dinna work) So I pressed 5. "Agent" eventually answers and asks me to tell him the make and model of my car. Instead, I said "No. But what I WILL tell you is this: The next time you people call me, I am going to crawl through the phone line, grab you - or whoever else it i
    19 points
  34. What with the cancer, meds, side effects etc Carol has almost no appetite. Hard to get her to eat anything. So I baked a cake!
    19 points
  35. We made our retirement move in December and have been trying to get everything squared away. Today I got my bench built for my new reloading area! Hopefully by this time next week I will have the Dillon mounted and up and running! Woo hoo!
    19 points
  36. Before I had my morning Joe, I spotted some morning doe out in the yard. 5 of em and a little buck. Then about 100 yards out, I saw the Big Boy. Couldn't get a decent shot through the wintry window so I snuck out the back door as quite as I could and as the doe moved off he actually came closer to pose. Thanks, Buck.
    19 points
  37. I put small lead balls in mine
    19 points
  38. Yes. I understand they like Alpo. And several other brands.
    18 points
  39. I hear all the time people shying away from ribbed shotgun hulls because they don't shuck reliably in SXS shotguns or that you cannot shoot steel based hulls because they don't reliably shuck. These myths need to be examined more closely. The issue is not the fact that the hull is ribbed; it has to do with how well the shell is constructed. I weighed 6 different kinds of shotgun hulls. All had been fired and still had the expended primer seated in the hull. This is what I found. Winchester AA new 2 piece smooth hull = 129 grains Remington STS smo
    18 points
  40. Something that I ran across on Facebook. This is a great story. The Black Telephone Those of us old enough to remember when the phone was wired to the wall, usually in the kitchen, can relate to this story. I loved this read. When I was a young boy, my father had one of the first telephones in our neighborhood. I remember the polished, old case fastened to the wall. The shiny receiver hung on the side of the box. I was too little to reach the telephone, but used to listen with fascination when my mother talked to it. Then I discovered that somewhere inside
    18 points
  41. Here's the latest video in our ongoing series talking about category requirements in S.A.S.S.
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