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  1. Folks talk about the "Cowboy Way" a lot...doesn't that include helping out clubs? I know of a State match where it was basically a One-Man-Band...so to speak. Don't wait to be asked - VOLUNTEER! If you don't, clubs will fold. Phantom
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  2. BUCKINGHAM PALACE. OFFICIAL. TODAY HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN ISSUED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT. “On August 24th, 1814 units of the Royal Army , in conjunction with the Royal Marines, came ashore in the American State of Maryland, and proceeded to capture the American Capitol of Washington D.C. Once in possession of the city, as a reprisal under the laws of war, Our forces proceeded to set afire every public building in the city, including both the White House and the Congressional Chambers; sparing only the Patent Office. “As the anniversary of these events approaches, I would like to assure
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  3. I have been deleting thousands of photos from my computer and found this old photo of Wes Flowers (Wes Fargo). The thread on the short stroke reminded me that Wes was the originator of Ruger short strokes. He was a consummate gentleman. I sure miss him.
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  4. Want to be the best? 1: Do NOT hold your fingers out for the world to see as you are counting...that just influences other spotters...that might not care if they are the best spotter in the world. 2. Stay close to the shooter as they move through the stage. 3. If you go "Hmmmm" regarding a shot...it's a HIT. 4. Don't look around when giving your count to the T.O. 5. Follow the firearm up for the first shot on "Shooter's Choice" sequences. 6. If you can give the shooter feedback when asked, do so. Some shooters just want t
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  5. I was doing some reloading today in preparation for the Missouri BP Championship Match in a couple of weeks. I fumbled a tray of 100 primers and spilled them on the floor. After picking them up I had 104 good primers. I may do that again tomorrow!
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  6. I took a day of vacation yesterday so Cora and I could go to a children’s museum. We were bopping up the avenue listening to Motown when some dumbarse decides to run the red light at a high rate and pegged me in the front left quarter panel. When the car stopped sliding I unbuckled and ran to her. Cora was crying but otherwise unhurt. (Her mom took her to the doc to be sure.) Two nice people who saw the whole thing stopped and made sure we were okay, then stayed to verify to the police that we had the green light. I got an ER trip because of C3/4/5 fusion surgery,
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  7. Anyone that's ever dealt with Ace of Hearts (Richard Metz) knows he had very strong opinions. He defended his opinions vigorously. In doing so he ruffled a few feathers, mine included. In tribute to him I'd like to look back at my dealings with him and learn from them. 1: Quite often people deal with someone that has strong opinions and think that person is just a jerk. While Ace's delivery sometimes left a lot to be desired his opinions and defense of them stemmed from his love of SASS and the people in it. His heart was always in the right place. LESSON: Before judging a pe
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  8. Found this on a site related to automobiles...
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  9. I say cut the people some slack. Yes there was editing. Yes, they were obviously dry firing because the rifle recoil had the rifle going down instead of up and yes the flash was fake. I don't speak that language so I don't know the commentary. At least the group is trying to promote Cowboy Action Shooting which is what all the clubs need to do to survive. To them, I say thanks for promoting our sport.
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  10. I was at a club shoot many years ago. First time there. People where showing up and signing in. I noticed that there was 1, one shooter setting up the stages for the day. The signup table was out of sight of the shooting bays. After the shooter's safety meeting every one move to their assigned bay. When they got to their bay there was one single target down range. ON every bay 1 target. The man who had setup the stages said, "if I can not get help in setting up, You can expect more of this." One each bay a few shooters went and got more targets befo
    17 points
  11. It's true, I'm not a splashy guy so when something happens to me that's big, IT'S REALLY BIG! Late last night I got word from TN Tombstone that I had been honored at EOT with a new title: REGULATOR. That's pretty much the definition of BIG to me. I can't say what I did to earn such a great honor so I guess I'll just keep doing what I've been doing. What I can say is THANK YOU to each and every one whose paths I've crossed in person or here on the Wire. You made a difference in my life. Waimea SASS 82615 Regulator
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  12. The Paradise Pass Regulators know how to put on a Championship match. The Burt's thoroughly enjoyed the match. I've discussed that a bit on another thread so I won't rehash it here other than to say it was truly excellent and thank you Regulators. I want to throw out an idea (not quite a suggestion, just yet) about future EOTs. During the match and award ceremonies several cowboys/girls commented on how great the match was and how many new names were being called up for awards. Of course there were plenty of familiar names as well, but there were a lot of people attending EOT f
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  13. I touched base with UB on Facebook. He said to send his regards. I will leave it to him to give whatever news he is comfortable giving, I don't believe it is my place. I will say that for those with faith, send prayers. For those without, keep him and Carol in your thoughts. As for me, they are in my thoughts and meditations. UPDATE Bob said I could pass along. Carol is in hospice. He is doing well as could be expected, which is to say not well at all, but hanging in there. He does expect to be back here eventually. I think it will do him some good once he does make it back
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  14. Well I put on my big boy pants and called the number of the original owner of the badge that was sold at auction. Once I inquired of his alias, by golly, we both remember each other as we had shot together numbers of time. We talked for a good half hour about different shoots, other members, his wife's alzheimers, him being over 80 and a bit wobbly being his decision to sell out. Lives in an assisted living facility now, not far away. I asked him about his badge and he was disappointed that it was sold. He wanted to keep that but in the process of packing things up, it got misplaced and w
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  15. Fifty-six years ago today the most wonderful girl ever became my wife. I lost her to pneumonia (get your damned shots. She didn't) just over five years ago. I miss her every minute,but I'm getting quite well by because of a slogan we had. It was taken from a science fiction story by an author whose name I don't remember (Robert Heinlein?): and I'd like to pass it on: "You're going to get over this some day. Why not now?" Hard hearted? Maybe, but I took some time to mourn, then scaled it down and went on with my life. I still love her and always will an
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  16. The following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the 'Peanuts' comic strip. You don't have to actually answer the questions. Just ponder on them. Just read straight through, and you'll get the point. 1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world. 2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners. 3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant. 4 Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. 5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress. 6. Name the last de
    16 points
  17. Because many clubs have allowed .22 rimfire during the ammo shortage, I have been getting numorous contacts on how to set up the Henry short stroke rifle. I hope to produce a couple more videos about the Henry to help folks that want to do some easy mods to their Henry rifle. This video ONLY covers the short stroke mod and information on the bolt. The Video. I hope you like it. Please let me know if I could have done it different or better. Thanks! EDIT: at about the 4:30 mark, I mention 'width of buffer'. I meant to say 'Bolt'. s
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  18. Today will be my first day back at work since my injury on 2/2/21. My back still bothers me and my wrist and hand are definitely not at 100% but I need to get back to work. I sure as hell don’t want to but if I intend to retire in a year that’s what I need to do. My wife and I have come up with a plan that will allow us to retire next July 4th - Independence Day. Unless something completely unforeseen occurs that changes this, that is what we are working towards. We will have to change our plans for Arizona and live in Pennsylvania or West Virginia for a time but once so
    15 points
  19. Sorry. We should have been OUT of Afghanistan 20 Years ago. There was no real reason to be there in the first place. A never-ending conflict based on political crap. Keeping the Taliban at bay is NOT our problem. It is THEIR problem. 20 years of propping up the Afghan Politic and Military and they fold up and run faster than ice cream in Texas. If they aren't willing to fight for their country they deserve what they get.
    15 points
  20. In 9 years, I’ve never been away from home “working and shooting” for almost three weeks - it’s actually three weeks today. End of Trail and the Indiana State Championships were some of the MOST FUN I’ve had shooting! Both matches were GREAT and they were also VERY different from each other. CC Top and the Paradise Pass Regulators took on a daunting task with grace and dignity - never getting frustrated with questions and requests… willingness to help unload/load/set up… it was some of the most fun 2 plus weeks I have had in this game! Wish I lived closer… I’d be a “regular”.
    15 points
  21. IMO... Any such mid-match changes would be up to the Match Director. In the first example (Classic to Age-based) there would be no advantage in switching from a Duelist/Costume category as both the shooting style and outfit are allowed in Age-based. Same would apply to the 2nd example...BP is allowed in all categories. That said, most Cowboy shooters would not hesitate to loan a firearm or ammo to another shooter under such circumstances.
    15 points
  22. I just got home, so I'm sure this has already been covered, but it's not in the first two pages of the Wire. Great Job Paradise Pass Regulators. You all did an exemplary job under very trying circumstances. Thank you.
    15 points
  23. Not a meme... but a darned cool picture~!!
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  24. I have not. I requested a refund in writing like Garrison Joe suggested above and I received a response from the gun shop owner a few minutes ago. He has assured me that I will not be out anything on this and will end up with either the gun or a refund. He has requested some more information and some time to work with ATF and law enforcement. This seems reasonable to me. I'm not thrilled about waiting, but it's the right thing to do at this point. I'll let y'all know how this works out in the end. Thanks for all of your support and advice.
    14 points
  25. Found on Facebook "Our family would like to give a shout out to Sgt Benjamin Reinoldt 2nd LAR from Camp Lejeune North Carolina for getting into 18 inches of water to hook up my mothers car and pull it out. Thank You! Please help make this go viral. A Marine in full uniform did this. Let show him the respect he deserves."
    14 points
  26. Being president of our Cowboy puts me on the board of our parent Sportsman's club. Sitting here, taking my turn to run the desk at the club's weekly trap shoot right now, I'm watching everyone carry their shotguns over their shoulder. I'm gonna have to SDQ them all. Drives me nuts.
    14 points
  27. I don't expect to have anyone shooting back at me when zeroing a new rifle scope on a private target range....
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  28. That's sad...but what's really sad is that there are so many folks that can donate a little bit of their time to getting a match (particularly a Annual, State or above), ready and running...but they don't! If folks don't start helping, those that are doing all the work will soon either die or quit! Phantom
    14 points
  29. Just stumbled across this when reading about notable pilots of the Curtis P-40 Warhawk, which includes Daniel Dale David, a.k.a. Dan Rowan, of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh In. 2 kills, shot down & wounded over New Guinea Scroll down to WW2 Service. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Rowan I learn something new every day.
    14 points
  30. Hmm. Tables were released a handful at a time.. I drew table numbers out of a jar. In fact, the caterer came and told me I could release them faster. Within 20 minutes, 612 people were back at their tables enjoying their dinner- and the caterer was offering seconds. Shame you left- the food was delicious and plentiful. Misty Moonshine
    14 points
  31. "Film critics" tearing down a club's effort to promote CAS? Why not simply give them credit for creative marketing?
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  32. I saw the title of this and just assumed that it was about Alpo
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  33. As most of you know I got my Gatling Gun. It was on a tripod. It just didn't look right sitting on it. A friend of mine had an old large Oak Plank 20 inches wide by 6 inches by 96 inches long. I bought two wooden wheels form a man who sells true Amish Wheels. Here is the result Just Bill
    13 points
  34. Our first EOT is in the books and I could not have asked for a better experience for my first. CC Top and the Paradise Pass Regulators should hold their heads high with pride at the job they did to put on this match. All of the hard work was worth it in my opinion. Deuce Stevens and Cowboy Carty wrote a match that was worthy of a World Championship. CC Top and the PPR crew got the range into top shape. And Misty Moonshine and Ruby Ruthless did an excellent job with the administration of the match. From our first arrival on Monday morning until we left after the awards on Saturday
    13 points
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