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  1. This gun cart was built for a shooter and his wife and they wanted it to reflect the Texas family ranching history by showing the various family cattle brands. My pard Trainwreck and his son did the laser layout and engraving and Double Diamond did all of the leatherwork. Notice the brands on both sides of the cabinet are branded on inlays. The lumber I used is African black limba. The steer skull drawing on the front of the chest is a drawing of a skull that was found on the family ranch a number of years ago and they wanted it included on the cart, it is lasered on an inlay also. Through dovetail and sliding dovetail joinery and mortise and tenons where needed were used. The trays feature an ammo tray with two SG shell box wells and room for R&P cartridges. Notice the finger notches on the tray dividers, all you have to do is fold the flaps back on a box of shells and drop it in the well and your all set. When the shells are gone lift up a tray and get another box of shells and exchange it for the empty box. Under the trays is an ammo strip bin that will hold 10 loaded or empty ammo loading strips. Pull a loaded one out shoot the stage and then lift the tray up and put the empty strip back where it came from and pull another loaded one for the next stage. There is also a small 6 pack soft sided cooler that fits in the bottom of the chest. On the inside of the cabinet door there are 2 sets of holsters and a SG mop and brush holder. The locking bar to keep the long guns in place is locked in place in the down position with a rare earth magnet and then another magnet holds it in the up position when your pulling your long guns or putting them away. The cabinet is held to the carriage with a hinge pin and is very easy to remove and reinstall.
    33 points
  2. When I was at EOT I gave Lassiter a Lightning rifle to have him do the slam fire mod. He told me that he’d have it at Bordertown in October for me to pick up. Imagine my surprise this afternoon when the UPS guy knocked on the door with a package that needed a signature. I knew what it was as soon as I read the shipping label. I’ve been talking with the UPS guy quite a bit over the last few months about CAS and he comes out to the shop quite often to see the gun carts that I’m building. Well after I told him what it was I asked him if he’d like to see the rifle and he did so I unboxed it and gave him a demo of the rifle and the slam fire feature, he was impressed. It was a great afternoon. Double Diamond built the stock cover. The silver frame and engraving are all factory Pedersoli. After today I’m pretty sure this is my main match rifle, it is very smooth and fast.
    31 points
  3. Pics as requested. Somehow, by a twist of fate, my seat ended up directly in front of the liquor cabinet. The passengers seemed impressed with my sartorial ensemble. Many requests for photos were granted. I shoulda charged! A fine day indeed. And my new brogans were very comfortable! NO MASK REQUIRED!
    30 points
  4. So, set up matches so that as long as the shooter is willing to follow a make up procedure they can claim a 'clean' match. And folks are going to strive to achieve this distinction? I think at that point 'clean' matches would lose their significance to me.
    30 points
  5. Countdown has started, I've pushed the sled over the edge of the dropoff, I'm gripping the sides, gritting my teeth and waiting for the feeling that the world just fell away from me! Walked into the Superintendent's office and handed him my notice. My last day of work will be 31 July. On that day I blow the canopy, grab the red handle and PULL! Retirement, here I come!
    26 points
  6. 24 points
  7. I used to assign names & faces to the targets.
    22 points
  8. Look what I got in the Mail
    21 points
  9. On Saturday at Cajon I had the privilege of presenting Moe T Vader his JEDI Gunfighter pin and buckle. Every since he got into CAS near Pensacola Florida he has seen the importance of growing the sport. Doing more than just showing up, moving steel and shooting the match sees him conducting new shooter classes, putting together loaner firearms on his own dime for new shooters to use and introducing a lot of new people to the sport. The Escondido Bandidos matches are near Camp Pendleton where he is a Captain in the Marine Corps and at nearly every monthly match he has a Marine or four or five in tow to observe Cowboy Action Shooting. In my humble opinion there probably isn’t a better representative or spokesperson for our sport. The picture is from a match up at the Cowboys in Norco yesterday and Moe T is the big guy on your right and the other person is Joshua The Kid a young man who has been shooting for less than a year. As you can see Moe T has made quite an impression on young Joshua and that in itself says a lot about who Moe T is. Joshua is an up and coming gunfighter and I had the pleasure of posseing up with both of them on Saturday at Cajon. Throughout the match Moe T offered advice, scolding and encouragement where needed and young Joshua heeded it all. Welcome JEDI Moe T Vader.
    21 points
  10. And miss-makeup stuff adds to the time it takes to set up, explain stages and allow shooters to do extra things to protect themselves from their own haste in the first place. If you DESPERATELY want a clean match , then shoot deliberately and only when you see the sights squarely on the target. The game is what it is, a shooting competition. If you want to win, work at it enough to do so, and if you want to be clean, work at THAT enough to do so. good luck, GJ
    21 points
  11. So this happened: I had to go in to the VFW post for a few minutes. I poured coffee into my insulated cup. Got in the car and headed to town. A few miles down the road I realized I had left the cup in the house. Too late to turn around. Well it will be there whenI get back. Went to town then remembered I needed to go to the store and bank. Got home and couldn’t remember where I left my cup. EXHIBIT A. A search proved fruitless. Kitchen counters, both computer desks, both bathrooms, coffee table, bar. Nothing! Refrigerator, cupboards, washing machine top, DVD shelf. Nothing. So I searched a second time. No luck. Decided to make another cup but it needed to be insulated because I was going to sit on the porch. The only insulated cup I had was too tall for the coffee maker. EXHIBIT C So I used my shorter Route 66 cup EXHIBIT B, in the coffee maker. Made a cup full. Went to get my hat and found the original cup where I had set it in the other room while getting my note pad (Yeah the room I had searched. Twice) But the coffee had cooled and I couldn’t put this metal cup in the microwave. So I poured the fresh cup into EXHIBIT C, poured the original cup into EXHIBIT B, nuked it, poured it back into EXHIBIT A, and now had 2 insulated cups full of brown elixir. So I am now drinking my morning coffee on the porch out of the wind. At 2 pm!! This is why, even though I am retired with time on my hands, I rarely get anything done. At least I have no neighbors andcan pee in the yard without having to go back in the house. As long as the wind doesn’t shift. Such is the complex and adventurous life I lead!
    19 points
  12. I was watching this show and there was this woman telling about a bunch of fun stuff to do. After a few minutes I realized I was watching one of those religious shows and she was listing out sins. Dang it.
    19 points
  13. My son and I made this video yesterday based off a Facebook conversation. It was a good excuse to be on the range with my oldest boy.
    19 points
  14. Based on the info provided....... No Call. BUT, all of us need to be aware of how confusing it is on the shooter when EVERYONE is hollering at them at the same time. When "SAFETY" is not at issue, allow the shooter to run the stage uninterrupted. If he had shot the pistols before the SG, it would have only been a 'P'. A 'P' is no biggie. But all that interference caused an undue and unwarranted penalty..... and an unhappy new shooter experience. ..........Widder
    18 points
  15. First PROCEDURAL was earned and assessed for Shooting targets in the wrong order. (SHB p.21) Second PROCEDURAL violation was for First offense in the same match for “shooting out of category.” (SHB p.21) Procedural penalties cannot exceed one per stage. (SHB p.21). The first "P" committed on that stage is the one scored against the shooter. Second offense, in the same match, for “shooting out of category.” (i.e., on a subsequent stage) would be a SDQ even though the PROCEDURAL for the FIRST offense was not assessed due to the "one per stage" rule. The correct call was made by the TO.
    18 points
  16. Couldn't resist this today for my main match guns
    18 points
  17. Last evening, I was visiting TN Williams and his lovely 'Stagecoach Driver' when the subject came up about death and remarriage. Let me just say that poor ole TN don't know when to keep that hole in his face shut. His 'Lovely' was telling him that should she die first, she would like for him to feel free to remarry. Of course, in his hesitation, he agreed that it would probably be best should he find the right lady. The lovely Ms.Williams ask him..... "do you think you would let her live here in my house"? TN replied...... " Well, I would consider it. It is a nice house and I would hate to move anywhere". Again, she ask..... "Would you let her sleep in my bed" TN replied..... "Well, probably. Its a new bed and I would hate to give it away and buy another new one". And again, the lovely Ms.Williams continued..... "And would you let her shoot 'MY' guns". of which TN replied..... "No. No way. She prefers the .45 Colt calibers". I think ole TW has a dental appointment this morning..... ..........Widder
    17 points
  18. Shot qualifications for my Police Department Sunday. Most everybody shot one time, then exited left. I qualified with six different guns. Shot 100% with four of them, 98% with one and 96% with the other. This was my best qualification, with a S&W Model 10 round butt with 3" barrel. Course starts with 12 rounds at 25 yards, then 12 rounds at 15 yards, 14 rounds at 7 yards, and 12 rounds at 5 yards. Times go down as distance decreases. So, when I say "get off the lawn", I mean it
    16 points
  19. Posted this photo of my Dads WWII medals up a little while ago in another thread and it brought tears to my eyes. I was a late boomer baby, the fourth of four sons by 11 years with a 16 year split between myself and my eldest brother. My parents had a marriage made in heaven, I can't remember anything but love between them and never a cross word. Everyday I try to be half the man, father, grandfather my Dad was, he was and always will be my hero.
    16 points
  20. Where it goes plaid, is when you're a match official. On the line, you're trying to make a call, and no one is content, even after you read something book chapter and verse, until they can call or email @PaleWolf Brunelle, #2495L to make sure you really are right. If you are a baseball fan, He isn't our proverbial New York and just sitting there by the telephone waiting for all of us to call him from the range with our problems. At some point, we have to appreciate that we may not get them all right, no matter how hard we try. But we must also appreciate that we are all doing the best that we can.
    16 points
  21. We finally made it! This morning the Up the Creek Gang had our Grand Opening of our brand new cowboy town that many of you contributed toward (THANK YOU THAN YOU THANK YOU!) and we and our guest shooters had a blast! Below is a short video from this morning. It starts with a walk through of the town before the shoot and continues with one shooter shooting at each of 6 stages. I hope you enjoy the video and also that you will come join us. In addition to our twice a month matches (2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at 9am), our annual match, Bayou Blast, will be March 17 - 19, and here's a link to the schedule and registration form: https://www.upthecreekgang.com/bayou-blast-2023. There is a discount for early registration and registration is limited to 110 shooters. This is one shoot you don't want to miss!
    15 points
  22. What is this "...they assessed him a SDQ" stuff? The Spotters call Misses and provide input to the CRO (TO) on other possible infractions. He then assesses said input or NOT, based on his own observations and interpretation of the situation. "WE/THEY" have no part in this. The TO is the only one who makes those determinations and gives them to the Score Keeper for recording. Just as when the Spotters say there were 1, 2 or 3 misses among the three of them... the TO is the one who determines the correct call to the score keeper is 2! As per the directions in the RO guides. AS a TO, I've over-ridden spotters on their claims of Procedurals and MSVs more times than I care to count. I've also called those infractions without any input from Spotters more times than not. Simply because I'm watching the shooter and their gun and handling of same. As a TO, I either take responsibility for the safe conduct of everyone on the stage, or I don't TO. No halfway measures. Some might say I'm autocratic... but, being the CRO on a stage is NOT a team sport! Based on this 3rd hand report... If I were the TO, the call would be and "go to the unloading table unload, and get make back in line... sorry for my interference." (If I direct/advise a shooter of a possible deviation from the stage instructions, I'd damn well better be prepared for them to reverse direction on me and be out of their way, so I'm not inferring with their progress. Added: And if the peanut gallery provides enough of a distraction, I'll stop a shooter in mid-stream and give them the same direction... unload & try again... AND, I'll direct the peanut gallery to shut up... Only had to do this once... (a junior shooter & pops was gettin' a little too vocal...) (Sorry for changing my post... if you need to change your "reactions... won't be taken personal...)
    15 points
  23. For many decades I have heard of that mythical Flash of Green at sunset. And long have I gazed at the horizon hoping to experience it. From the desert sands, to the ocean. From the hills and mountains I have waited patiently for old Sol so slowly sink while the golden light began to both fade and intensify as the moment of truth approached. Then tonight as I watched the life given star drop beyond the rage of the Earth north of the Abajo range. I saw it!! A brilliant green suddenly flashed across my retinas, a bit darker than the bright Kelly green I had been led to expect! But Green for sure!! Then I realized with sinking heart that the green flash was a mere reflection off the pickle I was eating. Oh well. The wait continues. Maybe tomorrow.
    14 points
  24. Tomorrow we celebrate our 45th anniversary! I'm a lucky guy, found a wonderful bride the first time. Love you Ellie (Candy)
    14 points
  25. Took these with the Canon instead of the Iphone. And a video (not mine) Two idiots made us late coming back when they wandered off during the lunch break. How do you not hear four blasts of that whistle? 482 rounding the bend a few miles south of Cascade
    14 points
  26. Gal my wife used to work with has a grand daughter named Nora. I could make a REAL long post about all her health problems including a heart transplant and several near brushes with death. The latest was a 40 day stay in the hospital with a code blue that lasted a long time. Thought AGAIN that she was lost. She went home today. Lots of prayers answered. She just turned 5 years old. If you are so inclined please send up prayers for God's continued healing for this little girl. Personally I think He has some kinda great plan in store for her. Sus amigo, JHC
    13 points
  27. Last weekend I went to the indoor range to try out a new toy. As I was shooting I became aware that someone in the lane next to me was shooting an AR. I looked over and saw his target placed at the 7-yard line. Sure enough, when I looked around the divider I could see the dude was resting his elbow on the shooting table to steady himself, putting round after round from his 5.56 AR into a group the size of a large watermelon. At least he's trying.
    13 points
  28. Hey , Yul!! Take your recorded video and pass it around on the internet and show it to the local news, telling them that you have presented the evidence to the authorities and they’ve done nothing! Most of these “Channel whatever Investigates” are starving for something to criticize Law Enforcement about. He’s probably local, so do everything you can to expose him to the public and embarrass and convict him in the public eye!!!
    13 points
  29. Abraham Lincoln posted it on Facebook so everyone could see it.
    13 points
  30. My band was asked to open for another group at an outdoor venue this past Saturday. Really cool venue. Local brews and wines, and super good pizza. Dog and kid friendly. They asked us to come back on Sunday May 29, from 6-9 for Memorial Day Weekend. Here's a link to a clip from a somewhat funky tune:
    13 points
  31. Didn't want to hijack Perro Del Diablo's thread. Spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday with members of my home club, the Thunder Mountain Shootists, putting on a demonstration of cowboy action shooting for 100 ladies from across the country. Four sessions per day at 1 & 1/2 hour each with a short history of SASS, info on where to find a club, operation of our various firearms and each participant then got to shoot a double tap sweep on 5 pistol, 5 rifle and 4 SG. What a blast!!! Across the board the ladies walked away with huge smiles, hugs all around, pictures and videos of their stage and lots of excitement. This was our second year performing this at the A Girl and A Gun conference and the event organizers were thrilled with the feed back from the ladies as they finished the session. Last year we got back 60 responses, all positive (66% of participants) which we were told was the highest return rate and highest satisfaction rate of all the sessions presented over the week long event. Just a quick plug as well, the event caters to women (obviously) and there are events around the country each year. Further there are chapters in almost all states so if there is a lady in your life who would like to be around women shooters, with lots of women trainers and events geared to a womens point of view this is it!!! The conference hosted approximately 500 attendees and I would certainly say the organizers provided real value for the ladies. Other sessions included optics, maintenance, field stripping and cleaning, long range (300 yards), trap and skeet shooting as well as instruction by a number of professional trainers. There was even a helicopter flyby and shoot with an AR15 at targets while in flight. Thank you to Paladin Pete and Gateway Kid for providing ammunition, and all those who allowed the use of their firearms. Especially thank you to the members who gave up their weekend to share and teach others about our sport. BTW we had at least seven who were already looking up CAS clubs back in their home state before they even left the venue! Regards Gateway Kid
    13 points
  32. My new SASS cap , I like the logo’
    13 points
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