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  1. As you may recall, last month when shooting with the Plum Creek Shooting Society I managed to shoot a table. MDQ. I fessed up, took my penalty, counted, and took a lot of harassment. Today at the pre-shoot meeting I was called up by Big Iron Patnode and presented with a “new” poncho. Made from the blanket on the table. Complete with holes Prickly Pear Peggy did the needlework. It’s nice to have such good friends!
    47 points
  2. His alias is Two Gun Johnny, fighting out of Weatherford, Texas. I feel certain he is too modest to ever mention this. And he might be miffed at me for doing so. Anyway, it helps to know that prior to joining the Police Department John was a EMT for the Fire Department. Here is the press release from the Weatherford PD. Way to go, Officer Welborn. I'm proud of being your friend and humbled in your presence. Officer John Welborn was recognized by Weatherford ISD School Board for his life saving efforts during the past school year. On April 19, 2022 SRO Welborn was at work early before the day started, when a medical emergency was reported at the school. Welborn responded immediately, along with other school faculty, and performed CPR while waiting for an AED. Welborn was recognized for helping to save the student's life and we couldn't be more proud!
    34 points
  3. More like AARP with the average age these days
    30 points
  4. We know that the current events cause emotions to run high and hot. But, turning the SASS Wire Forum into a Facebook page is not allowed. Y'all agreed to the terms of use when you signed on. SASS is made up of people from all political and social views. Some may not like that, but it is so. It matters not whether the moderators agree with your political views or not. We are here to keep the SASS Wire Forum "neutral ground", and a place to get away from politics and the entanglements of the "real world". Private Messages have been sent to some of you over the past weeks to keep it "clean" and keep it non-political. Some haven't gotten the hint. Please don't make us remove your posting privileges. At the same time, we urge you all to exercise your right to VOTE. If you don't, then whatever happens in the elections, you are a hypocrite when you complain. For those who feel the need to post political threads, memes, or cartoons, get a Facebook page, or set up a blog and write to your heart's content. This is not the place.
    29 points
  5. I’ve shot with this lady shooter and her family since I’ve been in CAS and her back is not in good shape. She uses a scooter to get around at matches and at the Cal State match she saw a gun cart that I built that mounts on a Tzora Titan disability scooter and asked me about it and said she was thinking about getting one of the scooters. Well I told her that if she got one of those scooters that I’d build her a gun cart for it and this is what I came up with. The lumber is figured maple with a early American stain and lacquer finish. Instead of dovetail joinery to hold the cabinet and chest together I used finger or box joints and sliding dovetail joints for tray dividers. Mortise and tenon joinery was used where needed. The cart is very easy to remove and reinstall from the scooter. I modify the basket bracket to attach the cabinet to and I also have a bracket fabricated that fits on the so called wheelie bar that keeps the cart from tipping backwards on steep hills. She uses a little folding stool to sit on while she’s doing scoring, counting , etc.. and I built mounts to easily attach the stool to the cart. Her husband and her will share the cart and I installed holsters to hold their revolvers. The cart will hold four long guns. The bungie cord is used to hold the guns in the cart and is easily removed and reinstalled when guns are needed or put away. There is a shotgun shell well that holds 2 boxes of shells and the lift out tray will hold 4 boxes of pistol/rifle ammo and underneath the trays there is more room for ammo, shells and other match essentials. Mounting the cart on the scooter probably takes about 20 seconds total and it’s very secure. You’ll notice that under the chest and behind the cabinet is a soft sided ice chest. The rifle brass on the chest handle mounts is to hang empty brass bags and such.
    26 points
  6. Finished with the second funeral of the weekend. Tomorrow we will conduct the official Memorial Day remembrance ceremony in town. Now I’m just sitting and reflecting on the heroes I knew. George, Martin, Terry, Jim, John, Clyde, and others whose faces are as clear to me as the clouds over the mountains. My brothers in arms. Enjoy the weekend with your loved ones and welcome the onset of summer. I only ask that you take a moment to remember those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms.
    25 points
  7. We just finished regionals and I have to say I'm very proud of both my little monsters. In a years time they have really improved. My 12 year old son went from 50-60 seconds a stage to averaging 30s in his second year shooting. Dipping to mid 20s from time to time. He cut off over 100 seconds from last year's match. The biggest surprise is evils little angel. My tiny little 9 year old buckerette. She only had two misses this year. She insists on shooting the same .38 loads I use, out of Blackhawks that are almost as big as she is. She managed to drop 435 seconds from last year's time. Cutting over 35 seconds a stage in a year. I wish I could have done that! I give it 2 years and I'll be the slowest in the family. My wife is hitting low twenty's as well
    24 points
  8. I think a toast is in order to the Queen as she lies in state in Scotland this evening. I was saving my last dram of Macallan #5 for a more celebratory occasion but they don’t come often these days.. To the Queen.
    23 points
  9. The impending holiday has me thinking. I never refer to myself as a Patriot. I see the word bandied about, used, and misused a lot these days. Everything from organizations to businesses. Am I patriotic! Sure. I love my country. I have served my country. I try to ascribe to the ideals of patriotism and love of humanity. But I reserve that title to those who put it all on the line. Men like Jefferson, Washington, Adams, Penn and the like. The men who put Everything on the line for a dream. I refer those men. Those who crafted a Declaration and a subsequent Constitution that was unique to the world. Men who put the good of the people before any political party or individual. Men to whom oppression and tyranny were a complete anathema to humanity. Men who unlike many, believed that different ideas, religions, and philosophies should be a part of a free nation. Men who put personal safety and comfort aside for the greater good. No, I will never presume to brand myself with the title of Patriot. I don’t want it on my headstone. American will be fine. I wish all of you a happy and fulfilling Independence Day, the 246th birthday of our republic.
    23 points
  10. My wife has been working at an avocado and citrus ranch for the last 18 years and for the last 10 or so has been the ranch manager. Some of you may have read my post last year about the squatter in one of their ranch homes. Another person was in charge of the rentals but the squatter caused her so much grief that they turned the rentals over to my wife and for the last 18 months or so she’s been dealing with it. Not only wasn’t he paying the nearly $4,000.00 a month rent (it’s a nice big house) he forced them to pay the electric and water bills also because of the Covid 19 laws. The electric bill was over $900.00 per month and he left the lights on 24/7 had 2 working hot tubs, etc.. He was a guest of the initial renter and when she left he stayed, no lease or agreement of any kind and they couldn’t evict him until March of 2022. The ranch entered into a sales agreement and its contingent on the squatter being gone and my wife is really looking forward to retiring. The attorney got a court order and last Monday was his date to leave. He left a ton of stuff (literally or more) and hasn’t been seen around the ranch in a week. This morning the eviction team showed up to finish the eviction, they’re way behind but they called my wife yesterday afternoon and told her today was the day and she was like a kid at Christmas last night. Six San Diego County Sheriffs Deputies showed up, I guess they’ve had some issues in the past, but everything went smoothly. A locksmith was on hand to change all of the locks. She came home for lunch today and she’s like a new woman, you could tell the stress of the whole sordid affair really took a toll on her. Bottles, line em up drinks are on me.
    23 points
  11. BP 132 / 75 pulse 61 oxygen level 97 weight 209 Nothing hurts. Nothing so much as itches. Looks like good day.
    22 points
  12. READ THIS: 170 DEGREE RULE BTW..."STRAIGHT UP" is actually in violation of the 170. Sounds like a *********** call to me.
    22 points
  13. Many thanks to all those who were involved in getting this old Outlaw this pretty new badge I get to wear (proudly). I ain't really sure what I did to deserve such a huge honor so I guess I'll just keep fumblin' along doing what I do. It was fitting that Black Gold is where The Badge was presented as that is where my life was changed forever. Part of the description of a Regulator says "Their services are worth more than SASS or their club could ever pay." SASS and the friendships I have made are priceless to me. So once again, all I can say is thank you from the bottom of my heart. Waimea
    21 points
  14. Well the Yul Lose "Texas Cart" with a St. Michael and Thin Blue Line tribute has made it to Texas! Jeff Jackson, aka Colorado Jackson, won a YL cart in 2020 during the LOCAS fundraiser. He told Yul he wanted it to be Texas Themed and the best cart YL had ever made. I won a cart in 2021 and shortly after, we lost CJ. YL wanted me to finish out CJs cart as he had already started it and then they could raffle mine off as a fundraiser for Melissa Jackson. Luckily Missy was kind enough to agree. I kept everything Jeff asked for but added St. Michael, a thin blue line running from El Paso to Beaumont, my alias, and a CJ as close to Colorado as they could get it. Yul Lose nailed this along with his leather pard, Double Diamond. @Yul Losethank you für EVERYTHING!
    21 points
  15. Just a reminder why we wear safety glasses: This past Saturday while timing for a shooter, a significant portion of his bullet came back and hit my prescription safety glasses so hard it knocked the lens out. The screw was nowhere to be found, but the glasses were repairable without any permanent damage. My soft tissue wouldn’t have fared as well.
    21 points
  16. Under the watchful eye of my instructor of many years, I put my daughter through her paces for her yellow belt test in Kenpo. She is technically my first student.. Afterward, Dan, my instructor, went to his office and put down some notes. Critiquing both me and my daughter. I told my daughter I felt somewhat like Obi-Wan Kenobi training Luke Skywalker (couldn't be Anakin, sorry) under the critical eye of a very tall Yoda. At any rate, he gave me a list (a short one) of things I needed to improve upon. Then the two of us discussed what mistakes he saw her make, things she could improve on, and the like. At the end, though, he determined that her hard work and performance merited promotion. I'm sort of leaning and have my reading glasses on from setting up my phone with the timer and getting back for the picture.
    20 points
  17. It was a cold, dark, stormy night. They were together in the house. Just the two of them. The storm had come quickly, and each time the thunder boomed, he watched her jump. She looked across the room and admired his strong appearance... and wished that he would take her in his arms, comfort her, and protect her from the storm. Suddenly, with a pop, the power went out. She screamed. He raced to the sofa where she was cowering. He didn't hesitate to pull her into his arms. He knew this was a forbidden union and expected her to pull back. He was surprised when she didn't resist but instead clung to him. The storm raged on... They knew it was wrong... Their families would never understand... So consumed were they in their fear that they heard no opening of doors. And then, a sudden flash! But instead of thunder, there followed the faint click of a camera....
    20 points
  18. My name is Sixgun Seamus and I am an addict. Michigan Rattler is the sole cause of my addiction and I hold him personally responsible. (www.michiganrattler.com) The man is a true artist with leather and he never ceases to amaze me. Between my wife and I, we have holsters, chaps, chinks, botas, cuffs, butt covers and ammo slides. Every time I see him at an event he lures me in with his magic and I gotta figure what I can have him make for me next. At Indiana State Championship, he did it again. I asked him to make a butt cover for my TTN. The only instructions I gave him were that I wanted a shamrock and an Irish harp on it. The picture speaks for itself. He once again outdid himself.
    20 points
  19. Widder called me a "caution" on another thread and it made me grin. Got me to thinking - we all love our brag buckles and awards - but some of my fondest memories have been from the comments/ compliments I have received over the years. Ill share some of mine - please share yours as well. When the SASS convention was held in Las Vegas - it fell on an Eldorado Cowboys shooting weekend; so we somehow got folks to come out to the range and shoot with us. Some of the contingent that came out knew some of us and some did not. I was shooting with one that did not know me and while I remember their alias (pretty well known and respected shooter)- I don't wish to attribute words to anyone that they may have forgotten. But anyways - I was (and still am) an overweight cowboy in Wranglers and a dumb hat and certainly not the shooter you'd pick out of the line up as most likely to blister a stage. So first stage we shot that day - I managed to put together a really good run. At the unloading table as I'm clearing guns - this shooter walks over; looks me up and down with a big grin and says... "You're a mite bit sudden, aint you?" I have always enjoyed that comment. --------------------------------------------- An out of state shooter kept seeing my incessant SASS wire postings hawking Eldorado and decided to give our event a try - he later told me that because of attitudes and politics; he had pretty well given up on CAS - but coming to our shoot, he had felt so welcomed and had so much fun - that we had given him the impetus to become an active shooter again. I have always held on to that as a reminder that words and actions matter and you never know what you do that may affect another. --------------------------------------------- Desert Scorpion always knew she wanted her own identity in SASS; no cutesy play on Creeker crew or sound alike names. She was her own shooter and tried her best to be her own individual on the posse. We were in Tombstone at Bordertown - she was maybe 12 or 13 at the time. And I managed to shoot a pretty good stage; she came up to me and gave me a big hug for my performance. One of the other shooters said, " That's your Dad?" And my daughter responded, "Yeah, Im Creekers Kid". Never really know how your kids view you - knowing she was proud to be my kid meant a lot. --------------------------------------------- There are many more; but this last one still hits home. Know Justice was a fellow cowboy shooter whom we lost to brain cancer a number of years back. He underwent numerous surgeries and attempted to come back after every one of them; with lessening success everytime. I and others, Buffalo Sam most notably made every effort to keep Know Justice on the range and allow him to continue to play as long as possible. Near the end - I would time for Know Justice with my hand wrapped in his suspenders to keep him upright thru the stage - when he was unable to hold his shotgun one handed to load it - we worked out a method where he would keep two hands on his shotgun and I would feed shells into his 97 over his shoulder. When Know Justice passed and we attended his service; we learned that Know Justice had written his own eulogy - he didn't mention his children, his church, his long career; Know Justice used his last words on this mortal plane to say thank you to me and Buffalo Sam for the support and love we had shown him. I don't know how to even aspire to higher praise than that.
    19 points
  20. 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
  21. Well here's my opinion: 1. Uberti 1873 2. Uberti 1866 3. Winchester 1873(lower because no ss kits and harder to find parts) 4. Winchester 1866(same as 73) 5. 1894 Marlin 6. 1892 Rossi/Winchester/etc. 7. Lightning pump(Uberti/Pedersoli) 8. 1860 Henry(Uberti or Henry) 9. 1883 Burgess replica 10. 1865 Spencer(Chiappi or maybe the real thing) 12. Throw rocks 14. 1894 Winchester(pistol caliber) 99. Henry Big Boy w/side gate or not.
    19 points
  22. He's just jealous that his boyfriend won't hold his hand like that.
    19 points
  23. As we do on every Memorial Day weekend, the members of my VFW post put flags on each veteran’s grave in the Dove Creek cemetery. We also have two vets funerals to do this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, and then the Memorial Day ceremony on Monday. Duty. Honor. Country. https://www.cem.va.gov/history/memdayorder.asp
    19 points
  24. Then there are people like me. I grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, the poor kid in a highly affluent town. I was treated as second class, even by my teachers. My guidance counselor wrote me off, actually telling me I would never amount to anything because my clothes were worn out and from the 2nd hand store. I could run academic circles around my peers AND teachers, but I didn't fit his mold. So I joined the army to pay for college. Then I got a scholarship from the army to become a 2LT. I made it all the way through college without knowing what a FAFSA was because my former guidance counselor had blown me off so badly. I just worked around the clock (the scholarship paid for tuition and fees, but I still had to LIVE!). I graduated, had a good run on active duty, switched to the Reserves, and became a cop. Then I used an army benefit to pay for a master's degree, while committing to longer service. Then the army sent me to War College, and I got another master's. When I switched from being a cop to being a defense contractor in my full-time job, my company has a benefit wherein they pay for advanced degrees. I'm working on a third master's degree as we speak, and I have found the PhD program I will likely pursue afterwards. Oh, and last year I made full-bird in the Reserves. The brigade command list is due out next month (fingers crossed). That's pretty good for the poor kid who isn't going to amount to anything, huh? By the way, in a few days I'll celebrate my 28th anniversary with the army. But the point is, how do you think I feel about giving everyone a freebie when I had to fight, kick, scratch, and scream to EARN my way out of poverty? Nobody handed me anything. Nobody "forgave" any debt I incurred. I fought like the third monkey on the ramp to Noah's ark.
    19 points
  25. Bless me Father, for I have sinned. I have been with a loose girl." The priest asks, "Is that you, little Joey Pagano?" "Yes, Father, it is." "And who was the girl you were with?" "I can't tell you, Father. I don't want to ruin her reputation." "Well, Joey, I'm sure to find out her name sooner or later so you may as well tell me now. Was it Tina Minetti?" "I cannot say." "Was it Teresa Mazzarelli?" "I'll never tell." "Was it Nina Capelli?" "I'm sorry, but I cannot name her." "Was it Cathy Piriano?" "My lips are sealed." "Was it Rosa DiAngelo, then?" "Please, Father! I cannot tell you." The priest sighs in frustration. "You're very tight lipped, and I admire that. But you've sinned and have to atone. You cannot be an altar boy now for 4 months. Now you go and behave yourself." Joey walks back to his pew, and his friend Franco slides over and whispers, "What'd you get?" "Four months vacation and five good leads..."
    18 points
  26. I decided after seeing photos of myself in June...that I need to get busy. So far so good!!!
    18 points
  27. China Camp, Deadly Redly, Montana Dan and Doc Holiday at End of Trail, Coto De Caza, 1988 Winners of the THREE shooting categories at EoT 1988: Black Powder - Hangfire Hank, Traditional - Lucky Smucky, and Modern - Deadly Redly Irish Clementine, Montana Belle, Cholla, Calamity Jo and Kid Sticks, Top Lady Shooters 1988 EoT End of Trail, 1988. Top Lady was Kid Sticks and Top Gun Winner was Lucky Smucky These are excerpts from an album on my FaceBook site Cowboy Action Shooting Gallery But since a lot of folks don't have a FB account I posted a few of them here. Just a bit of SASS history.
    18 points
  28. My son is a budding luthier. He builds mostly bass guitars but this is his gift to me. A neck through made of laminated, curly maple, this pecan strips, walnut and mahogany. The body is made of Leopard wood. Binding is ipe as are the knobs. Inlays are ipe, black walnut, the wolf inlay in the head is ebony. the nut is ebony. Sweet guitar and sounds great. The neck through was drilled out to about 75% empty to allow sound to resonate. Sounds great without amp and with amp it does sing.
    18 points
  29. I turned on a movie today and it said: Smoking, alcohol use, nudity, foul language, sexual content, violence. I thought, 'Hot dang, I'm going to like this one!'
    18 points
  30. Are any of you even reading this?????? By the way, please tell us who made the call so that I can make sure I NEVER shoot with these individuals...ever... Some people suck the fun outta everything... Phantom
    18 points
  31. My wife and I got our holsters, belts and shotgun belts just a little while back, mines a little (lot wider) than my wife's Took awhile to get made but worth it as the workmanship and the quality of the leather is just fantastic! Info on the artwork next to my wife Jenorado -
    18 points
  32. Got some new buckskin leather wear for SASS and Sundays match was finally cool enough to wear it, incredible workmanship, satin lined and the weight of the leather is unbelievable and best of all was the price delivered from Pakistan.....I know other countries are cheap....but how they can do leather work like this for the price speedily delivered and with custom measurements (no adds, modifications or extras were the slightest problem).
    18 points
  33. Why and how he has the time to read so many books. Also his frequent law enforcement and legal questions. Well……
    18 points
  34. This cart was commissioned by a new shooter last fall. I really wasn’t planning on building anymore but he approached me a few times at the Escondido Bandidos matches and talked me into it. One of the reasons that I was intrigued with the potential build was the theme involved, Tex Willer. I knew that, given the chance, Double Diamond would come up with the perfect leather art work to make this one special and he did. I’ve been told that his leather work artistry is like putting makeup on a pretty woman and I truly believe that that’s a fitting description. The bin in the bottom of the chest will hold 10 loading strips of the type that Double Diamond builds or 5 of the other types made by different makers. Pull one out and go to the loading table and when you come back after the unload table stick the strip back where it came from and pull the next one out when you’re ready. Works very well. The narrower chest tray has a SG shell well that accepts a box of shells, just fold the flaps back and drop it in and when it’s empty lift out the box and drop another one in. There is also a soft sided ice chest and room for more SG shells and other match essentials in the bottom of the chest. The cart is built out of black walnut with through dovetail and sliding dovetail joinery and mortise and tenon joinery where needed. There is a hinge pin at the bottom and back of the cabinet interior that when pulled allows the cabinet to be easily removed. I used two coats of Danish oil and 6 coats of lacquer for the finish. The seats, chest handle liners and barrel liner are leather. The locking bar in the cabinet is held in place by rare earth magnets in the up and down position. You’ll notice below the holsters on the door is a fixture to hold the SG brush and swab.
    18 points
  35. I'm sitting here, with another glass of Irish, remembering May 25, 1968 and the beautiful girl who married me. I visited with her today; brought her a card, some long stemmed roses and a bottle of sparkling, non-alcoholic "Champagne" in the LTC home. She was pretty doped up, waking up occasionally, to sip through a straw, but at least she knew me and wasn't scared or in pain. Fumble fingers typing this and enough Irish in me to be even more maudlin. I better go to bed.
    18 points
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