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  1. 26 points
    After 43 years in education, I turned in my papers today. Many fellow teachers asked what I was going to do. Shoot more matches was my reply! I'm tired of letting this work stuff get in the way of cowboy shooting.
  2. 20 points
    I have noticed a trend in CAS in the last couple of years where shooters are attacking other shooters, mostly on social media... Wether it be posting a video in poor taste just to stir the pot, calling someone inappropriate names, accusing others of cheating off the range instead of handling it like adults while at an event, starting false rumors about others, or even make threatening comments to another shooter. I believe that if we all want to continue to play this game...we should be promoting SASS through respect and good sportsmanship before shooting skills and titles. We need to grow and encourage youth and families to join for the next generation of cowboy shooters. When you post negative comments about others online, people who may become interested in CAS could possibly be steered away because of what they see. Let us show the world how much fun they are missing out on! Be nice to folks and they will do the same in return.... If you have a problem with someone, talk to them about it before creating a false reputation for that person...(BE AN ADULT) We should all be friends and cheer our competitor on when they are doing well and we are not, because at the end of the day...we are just there to visit with our cowboy family.....at least thats why I continue to be involved. Love one another like Jesus does, shoot your best, and always have fun! Your friend on and off the range, PK
  3. 19 points
    Grand Daughter was chosen to model boots for Corral Boots. Here is the Still photo on the back cover of Cowgirl Magazine. She is also in their latest video add. "You can't be half in or half out. There is no pretending." From their FB page (Sorry it isn't out on youtube yet)
  4. 18 points
    I guess I misinterpreted what "BBQ gun" meant in the opening question.
  5. 17 points
    Or daughter decided that she wanted to be like mommy and wants to shoot. So after a while working with gun safety this week was her first dry fire practice session. Now all I hear is, "can I practice? " we've created a monster ...
  6. 16 points
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    Michigan Slim SASS 96345 Fort Wayne, Indiana Started in 2003. Paradise Pass Regulators
  8. 16 points
    Allie Mo SASS No. 25217 From: Fiddletown, CA Shooting: 19 years
  9. 15 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."
  10. 15 points
    Being outside shooting a match ... And being away from the phoney world of Social Media.
  11. 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.
  12. 14 points
    What's sad right now is that there are some that think that just because one has a disagreement with the stages, that they are being disrespectful towards those that did all the work. I personally respect the hell outta all those that worked their butts off... And some of the responses I've received privately has almost made me wish that I just kept my mouth shut. Wish folks would understand that we all want what's best for SASS and EOT...
  13. 14 points
    Medicine Creek Johnny Sass 61890L South Dakota Been shooting 17 years
  14. 13 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!
  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
    Do ya mean like Chili Pepper Pete, Frontiersman
  17. 13 points
    the other day I was in the clothing section of wal mart and a random female came out of the dressing room, (she was probably 20 years younger than me) and asked me if the jeans she was trying on made her rearend look large, ( I aint kiddin, neither!), and I said to her, bein the smart mouth that I have always been, No Maam, your big butt makes your butt look big. She called me a rude old bas-ard and stalked off. It just don't pay to be honest no more.
  18. 13 points
    Bulls Head Bill SASS# 33692 Rock Hill, SC Shooting CAS for 18 years
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 12 points
    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!
  22. 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!
  23. 12 points
    Angling the targets toward the shooter is a bad idea for splatter control reasons. They should always be parallel to the firing line.
  24. 12 points
    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.
  25. 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)
  26. 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
  27. 12 points
    Grumpy Old Man SASS # 71331 13 years Ohio
  28. 12 points
    The Vaquero's Shaddai Vaquero, Perfecto Vaquera, Vaquero Jake Glasgow, KY Been shooting 12 years.
  29. 12 points
  30. 12 points
    SASS Alias: John Henry Quick SASS #: 97501 Where you are from: Stafford County, Virginia How long you’ve been Cowboy Action Shooting: 5 yrs
  31. 12 points
    Alias: Tyrel Cody SASS#: 96324 Hometown: Lafayette, Tennessee Home club: Wartrace Regulators 6ish years
  32. 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.
  33. 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
  34. 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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    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
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  39. 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.
  40. 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: Black Hills Barb SASS #: 34171 Where you are from: Allenwood, PA How long you’ve been Cowboy Action Shooting: 18 years
  43. 11 points
    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?)
  44. 11 points
    SASS Alias: BT Blade SASS #35685 From: Hurricane, Utah Territory How Long have you been Cowboy Action Shooting: 14 years
  45. 11 points
    SASS Alias: Smoken D SASS #: 39396 Where you are from: Missouri How long you’ve been Cowboy Action Shooting: 17 Years
  46. 10 points
    Interesting statistics. This jibes with the research of Prof. Lott at the University of Chicago, who is a noted expert on gun laws and stats. Here are some facts. There are 30,000 gun related death s per year by firearms, and this number is not disputed. The U.S. population is 324,059,091 as of June 22, 2016. Do the math: 0.00925% of the population dies from gun related actions each year. Statistically speaking, this is insignificant! What is never told, however, is a breakdown of those 30,000 deaths, to put them in perspective as compared to other causes of death: 65% of those deaths are by suicide, which would never be prevented by gun laws. 15% are by law enforcement in the line of duty and justified. 17% are through criminal activity, gang and drug related or mentally ill persons – better known as gun violence. 3% are accidental discharge deaths. So technically, "gun violence" is not 30,000 annually, but drops to 5,100. Still too many? Now let’s look at how those deaths spanned across the nation. 480 homicides (9.4%) were in Chicago 344 homicides (6.7%) were in Baltimore 333 homicides (6.5%) were in Detroit 119 homicides (2.3%) were in Washington D.C. (a 54% increase over prior years) So basically, 25% of all gun crime happens in just 4 cities. All 4 of those cities have strict gun laws, so it is not the lack of law that is the root cause. This basically leaves 3,825 for the entire rest of the nation, or about 75 deaths per state. That is an average because some States have much higher rates than others. For example, California had 1,169 and Alabama had 1. Now, who has the strictest gun laws by far? California, of course, but understand, it is not guns causing this. It is a crime rate spawned by the number of criminal persons residing in those cities and states. So, if all cities and states are not created equal, then there must be something other than the tool causing the gun deaths. Are 5,100 deaths per year horrific? How about in comparison to other deaths? All death is sad and especially so when it is in the commission of a crime but that is the nature of crime. Robbery, death, rape, assaults are all done by criminals. It is ludicrous to think that criminals will obey laws. That is why they are called criminals. But what about other deaths each year? 40,000+ die from a drug overdose–THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THAT! 36,000 people die per year from the flu, far exceeding the criminal gun deaths. 34,000 people die per year in traffic fatalities(exceeding gun deaths even if you include suicide). Now it gets good: 200,000+ people die each year (and growing) from preventable medical errors. You are safer walking in the worst areas of Chicago than you are when you are in a hospital! 710,000 people die per year from heart disease. It's time to stop the double cheeseburgers! So, what is the point? If the liberal loons and the anti-gun movement focused their attention on heart disease, even a 10% decrease in cardiac deaths would save twice the number of lives annually of all gun-related deaths (including suicide, law enforcement, etc.). A 10% reduction in medical errors would be 66% of the total number of gun deaths or 4 times the number of criminal homicides ................ Simple, easily preventable 10% reductions! So, you have to ask yourself, in the grand scheme of things, why the focus on guns? It's pretty simple: Taking away guns gives control to governments. The founders of this nation knew that regardless of the form of government, those in power may become corrupt and seek to rule as the British did by trying to disarm the populace of the colonies. It is not difficult to understand that a disarmed populace is a controlled populace. Thus, the second amendment was proudly and boldly included in the U.S. Constitution. It must be preserved at all costs . So, the next time someone tries to tell you that gun control is about saving lives, look at these facts and remember these words from Noah Webster: "Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed."
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    https://www.facebook.com/ShotgunBoogie/videos/2291621694209644/
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    SASS Alias: Leadfoot Luke SASS #: 93108 Where you are from: Michigan How long you’ve been Cowboy Action Shooting: 6 years
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