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  1. When you are wanting to go shoot, don't just leave...don't just tell the T.O. that he/she needs another spotter and walk away. Find one yourself before you leave! It's rude to expect the T.O. to do EVERYTHING for you. So...have a nice day. Phantom
    37 points
  2. Thought I jump in and say Howdy for a minute. Not much time to myself as I’m now a firll time caregiver. Carol is under hospice care and we have two wonderful nurses who come 2 or 3 times a week. She is in no pain thank goodness, and knows she is loved. Very difficult but it’s not about me. I want to express my appreciation and thanks for the kind thoughts you all have expressed. I hope to return her sometime in the future. Till then, I wish you all peace and love.
    35 points
  3. 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
    33 points
  4. 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
    33 points
  5. It was a bad day Lumpy. It was a bad accident, all three of us could have been dead on the side of the road on I75. Due to some luck, and the Iron Cowboy keeping his cool, we made it. Our vehicle was toast, couldn't be driven. Loaded with guns, ammo, all the stuff you need to put three shooters in the field, now stranded on the side of the road almost 100 miles from home. Eddie came through for us. He doubled back, in heavy traffic, and found us. He helped us transfer all our cowboy gear into his vehicle. He waited with us, in the 100+ degree heat, until our car could be t
    30 points
  6. Tools Explained - : DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted project which you had carefully set in the corner where nothing could get to it. WIRE WHEEL: Cleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere under the workbench with the speed of light. Also removes fingerprints and hard-earned calluses from fingers in about the time it takes you to say, "Oh, s—“ SKILL SAW: A portable cutting tool us
    30 points
  7. 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
    30 points
  8. 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”!!!
    26 points
  9. And if you've already shot, don't wait to get called on, go ask who needs relief.
    25 points
  10. J-Bar is a charter member of the Southern Missouri Rangers. At the awards ceremony for the 2021 Outlaw Range Midsummer Shootout, the SASS Missouri State Black Powder Championship, J-Bar, who was the Match Director, received this award for his 20 years of service to SMR. Congratulations J-Bar! You will not find a better cowboy of someone willing to help out a fellow cowboy. Proud to call him friend
    24 points
  11. Today went to the Bass Pro Shop in Destin Florida looking for a hat. As I entered there was a young man at the door, doing the little "Hi would you like a credit card?" thing. Usually I just roll past quickly, but the way he spoke was a bit thick sounding, so I slowed down just so he wouldn't feel bad. Took the little flyer as it was good for $20 off your first purchase. Shopped around and did find my new hat for $40 so I went and got the card. He was thrilled and I kind of thought he might be a bit slow, so it was nice to cheer him up. While the lady was helping me sign up, the store manager
    24 points
  12. I do a fair amount of traveling - but mostly weekend trips or short hops to buy something or close a deal. In the course of these trips; if I can - I like to pop into a local match and shoot. I will be in California in August; so I decided to look at clubs that their shoots (according to the SASS club listing) coincide with the time I will be there. What do I find? Websites that have not had schedules updated since 2016 - no monthly shoot dates or times - advertising shoots from two years ago. C'mon. It is not that hard - if you have a website; show a littl
    24 points
  13. 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.
    24 points
  14. 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
    24 points
  15. 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
    23 points
  16. 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.
    22 points
  17. That poster is a dork. Also your normal CAS shooter has got four guns. Two Single Action Armys. When you gonna insult somebody, you really need to make sure of your facts.
    22 points
  18. Asking weird-ass questions in the Saloon(ACS) is my hobby.
    22 points
  19. 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!
    22 points
  20. 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
    21 points
  21. 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!
    21 points
  22. I had a cousin that was a democrat. Not sure I can live that blot on family honor down.
    21 points
  23. I had one of the best days of my life this past Sunday in Chapel Hill, NC, when my son was married to his best friend and true love. It makes you feel young again, and inspired with hope for the next generation. And the in-laws have warmly accepted him, despite the fact that he's a Yankee. Both are UNC grads. LL
    21 points
  24. For years and years it's been common for folks to slight the cost of a Shotgun. They would buy a new set of revolvers and have $1,500 invested in them by the time they were in the holsters. Then they would buy a Rifle (usually a 73) and have $1,500 invested by the time it was on their shoulder. Then they would go out and buy a cheap Shotgun. For some reason folks just didn't want to spend money on a Shotgun. I've always considered the Shotgun the "make or break" gun of the set. Having a quality Shotgun is just as important as the Revolvers and the Rifle. No doubt there are deals to be had on g
    21 points
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. SASS Alias: Dutch Coroner SASS #: 82128 Where you are from: Virginia How long you’ve been Cowboy Action Shooting: 10 years
    20 points
  29. 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!
    19 points
  30. 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,
    19 points
  31. D Day timeline: By now, 0500 hrs June 6, 1944, US paratroops of the 505th Regt have captured St Mere Eglise and British paras have taken Pegasus bridge. The invasion fleet sits off shore. At 0510, the cruiser HMS Orion will fire the first shots at German coastal positions. The invasion of Europe has begun! https://www.dday-overlord.com/en/d-day/timeline
    19 points
  32. J & S Old West Cowboy Museum Yesterday at 9:14 PM · Have you ever wondered why they cut a mules tail in "bells"? Back in the day.....the Army used mules in service. A green mule had its tail shaved. By the time the mule was broke to pack, a 'bell' was trimmed in the tail. Once broke to drive, a second bell was added below the first. Broke to ride, a third tassel was trimmed below the second. Thus, a three-bell mule was a well-schooled animal. This way, when looking at a corral full of unknown mules, it was easy to identify w
    19 points
  33. Cut down the amount of stages or round count and no one will shoot...kind of the Socialist effect. Take from those that have and everyone has less. I too covered my butt by having inventory. If you lived through the previous shortages and didn't learn your lesson...then take up fishing or something till the components come back on the markets. Don't make others pay for your poor planning. Phantom
    19 points
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. A note to all Forum Users: The goal of the SASS Wire Forums is to provide a fun and resourceful place that users can come and discuss topics in regards to SASS and Cowboy Action Shooting. We also want to celebrate free exchange of information and conversation, and realize that "spirited" discussion can happen at times when the subject matter is one that we feel passionately about. It can be a challenge to express ideas and opinions in the written word and nearly impossible to judge intent of the manner of which it is intended. Please keep that in mind when posting on th
    19 points
  37. SASS Alias: Tame Bill SASS # 30699 Kansas Shooting for 18 years
    19 points
  38. SASS Alias: Titus A. Gnatsass SASS #: 71705 Where you are from: Missouri How long you’ve been Cowboy Action Shooting: 12 years
    19 points
  39. Allie Mo SASS No. 25217 From: Fiddletown, CA Shooting: Since 1999.
    19 points
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