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    We know that the Election season is upon us, and emotions are running 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. 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 make political posts, get a Facebook page, or set up a blog and write to your heart's content. This is not the place.
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    A few for your entertainment
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    York Arms has it without the Arrr
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    I can set my own mouse traps.
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    I hear Acme has some great products to deter an aggressive coyote.
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    There was a Jolly Roger receiver marked "Parley," "Plunder" and "Arrr!"
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    Knot and I are lucky enough to travel for many years to a lot to different matches across the country; even with me still working. So we see all kinds of match setups and see and hear what the CAS shooters actually like in a match. I’m talking about the 80% that pay the match and SASS bills that keep this sport going. Knot and I really enjoyed the Southeast Regional match! The North Alabama Regulators committee had it right! It was apparent they worked as a team to get the job done. When the initial banquet facility had to cancel due to Covid, the committee made a great decision to find another facility - it was spot on! I’m glad they were able to find a good banquet facility with great food choices. With unknown weather, especially the forecast showing no rain (then we had rain), everyone was able to dress up and mingle within the large facility. The range and match set up was awesome. There were permanent cowboy stages with cover. (Note that there are facilities that can’t setup permanent stages due to other shooting disciplines, but those other clubs still put on great matches too). The SE Regional match had lots of vendors and good placement on the range for them. The target distance/spacing along with scenario options allowed for smooth runs for all shooting styles. There was a mixture of target distances without becoming an aiming match Bravo! Well done!!! There are many clubs that setup their targets and scenarios so the shooters walk away having fun at the match; those clubs actually understand it’s about catering to the masses and not just a small percentage of shooters. The SE Regional put on by the North Alabama Regulators is one of those prime examples for establishing a fun match. There are many other large matches we attended the past 7 weeks that get it too! Thanks for putting on a great shoot North Alabama Regulators! Thanks to all of the volunteers ... well done!
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    This was my first SE Regional, Ambush at Cavern Cove and it won’t be my last. It looked like everyone had a good time and the range was terrific. We had a little rain on Saturday, but with most of the stages were covered so it wasn’t too wet for the shooters. A big thanks to all who worked so hard to make this shoot so successful, yes even you @Buck D. Law, SASS #62183 .
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    She keeps posting pictures on Facebook for her children to see of her playing with my children and pictures of her house and pecans she picked to make a pie and stories of things she is doing. She is having a ball, but did get a sinus infection, likely from stress and climate change from Missouri. We did give her a good bit or rest today. My son and I took her supper and fixed a table for her and left. She feels better now.
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    The Platte Valley Gunslingers will be hosting the 2021 Nebraska State SASS Championship and 2021 Nebraska State SASS Blackpowder Championships July 8-11. We look forward to hosting you. Tentative schedule of events are as follows: July 8, 1:00pm:Side Matches July 9: 6 Main Match Stages and Special Side Match to Benefit the Michael J Fox Foundation July 10: 6 Main Match Stages and Awards Banquet in the 1890s Railroad Town at Stuhr Museum July 11: 7 Stage Blackpowder Championship with Awards to Follow Entry forms can be found here: https://www.plattevalleygunslingers.com/2021-nebraska-state-sass-championships/ We will update the page as information is finalized Main match theme is "A Tribute to Doc Holliday."
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    She had the same look on her face when I walked up with a snake in both hands as she did when I fell in the fire. Horror, I believe it was. Lol
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    Mom made me let them all go. And wash my hands.
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    This is now sold to a SASS member but I think I got the picture for you, anyway.
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    I still want one of these:
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    It's been a few years since I've had the pleasure shooting at Ambush. I have to say that I am really impressed with the range improvements since my last visit. Branchwater Jack, you done good! The stages were well planned, no p-traps, gunfighter friendly with options galore. I warned Shirttail Bess about the hanging BP smoke and she got a schooling yesterday morning from what she told me...so happy she was able to experience it! Thanks to everyone that hand a hand in the Southeast Regional at Ambush! Well done! I'll be back .
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    I load 3.2 grains of TB with 125 Gr. truncated flat point . Been shooting this load for 10 years.
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    There are a few facts that we know to be true. For what ever reason, loading supplies have dried up. Those that play the game and reload usually have some stock on hand. Some more than others, but without doubt those supplies are drying up as the drought continues, and the game goes on. We will reach a point, (and that point has come for some shooters that I know), when we will have to stop shooting because we simply do not have the supplies to continue. If water is short, you don't stop drinking, but you do cut down on water use until you can replenish the supply. It is NOT business as usual if you want to stay in business. Many clubs shoot both on Saturday and Sunday. Most of them have few shooter on each day. IMO, it would be wise to drop one day of shooting until this dry spell has ended. Getting everyone out to the range on one day would cut the ammo use in half, and would also generally increase the numbers a bit. I would rather shoot with a posse of 10 than a posse of 5. Yeah, yeah, I know that it is not totally correct, but the fact is folks are running out of ammo. In order to prolong the supply until it becomes available again it just makes sense to me to cut down. It doesn't matter if you are one of the guys that has a room full of supplies. Shooting alone is just not as fun. I would rather see clubs cut down to one day than to end up not shooting at all because of the lack of ammo. JMO Snakebite
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    What is amazing is we are paying for TV and we still have to sit through commercials......
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    What everybody said. The work that went into the match and the facilities were obvious, despite the obstacles (last-minute cancelling of the banquet venue, rain...it's in the mountains. It's gonna rain. Deal with it - and they did.) The match ran like silk - obviously, much thought and effort toward the shooters' enjoyment went into it. A heartfelt thanks to the PosseMs of posse 4 for awarding me the spirit of the game. It meant the world to me, especially after Posse 4 made my job so easy. This was only our 2nd year at this event, but we've already put a down payment on next year & are already looking forward to it.
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    A great book, great man. Those commentators who say that America today is more divided than ever obviously are not students of the Civil War or Reconstruction.
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    ipad? I'd be getting something with #8 shot.
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    I'm pretty sure that this is my favorite version. Probably because this is the first time I recall hearing the speech, was in this movie.
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    Volunteered to demonstrate the effects of Mustard ages on unprotected skin in the 7th Army CBR Warfare course in 68. Still got the scar. Some other incidents are either NOYB or the statute of limitations may not have expired.
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    Thanks, all! Think I might've found something ~ I need to do some measuring to see if I can shoehorn the thing in (pun unintentional! ). Intended for motorcycle use, the horns are 8" and 6 1/2". Maybe... maybe I can tuck 'em into the nose... At 125 dB, t's a bit louder than legal - but I'll take my chances, when it's me in the Miata against a semi driven by some character with his window-bulging Bose speakers cranked up to eleven. If you open the link you can click on the "Play Horn Sound" button. Viking Motorcycle Horn
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    Knot and I are lucky enough to travel for many years to a lot to different matches across the country; even with me still working. So we see all kinds of match setups and see and hear what the CAS shooters actually like in a match. I’m talking about the 80% that pay the match and SASS bills that keep this sport going. Knot and I really enjoyed the Southeast Regional match! The North Alabama Regulators committee had it right! It was apparent they worked as a team to get the job done. When the initial banquet facility had to cancel due to Covid, the committee made a great decision to find another facility - it was spot on! I’m glad they were able to find a good banquet facility with great food choices. With unknown weather, especially the forecast showing no rain (then we had rain), everyone was able to dress up and mingle within the large facility. The range and match set up was awesome. There were permanent cowboy stages with cover. (Note that there are facilities that can’t setup permanent stages due to other shooting disciplines, but those other clubs still put on great matches too). The SE Regional match had lots of vendors and good placement on the range for them. The target distance/spacing along with scenario options allowed for smooth runs for all shooting styles. There was a mixture of target distances without becoming an aiming match Bravo! Well done!!! There are many clubs that setup their targets and scenarios so the shooters walk away having fun at the match; those clubs actually understand it’s about catering to the masses and not just a small percentage of shooters. The SE Regional put on by the North Alabama Regulators is one of those prime examples for establishing a fun match. There are many other large matches we attended the past 7 weeks that get it too! Thanks for putting on a great shoot North Alabama Regulators! Thanks to all of the volunteers ... well done!
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    I’ll take the fifth now. I should have taken it when I told my wife what I did. Never made that mistake again. CJ
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    A Facebook find of an account of an Incredibly Bad Idea: Our-WV.com is with Georgann Farnum and Sylvia Fields . OSctofetnSmnlSbhlepr 2go1il ansoaoargtoer 6h:s58 dioPM · Why we shoot deer in the wild: (A letter from someone who wants to remain anonymous, who farms, writes well and actually tried this) I had this idea that I could rope a deer, put it in a stall, feed it up on corn for a couple of weeks, then kill it and eat it. The first step in this adventure was getting a deer. I figured that, since they congregate at my cattle feeder and do not seem to have much fear of me when we are there (a bold one will sometimes come right up and sniff at the bags of feed while I am in the back of the truck not 4 feet away), it should not be difficult to rope one, get up to it and toss a bag over its head (to calm it down) then hog tie it and transport it home. I filled the cattle feeder then hid down at the end with my rope. The cattle, having seen the roping thing before, stayed well back. They were not having any of it. After about 20 minutes, my deer showed up-- 3 of them. I picked out a likely looking one, stepped out from the end of the feeder, and threw my rope. The deer just stood there and stared at me. I wrapped the rope around my waist and twisted the end so I would have a good hold. The deer still just stood and stared at me, but you could tell it was mildly concerned about the whole rope situation. I took a step towards it, it took a step away. I put a little tension on the rope, and then received an education. The first thing that I learned is that, while a deer may just stand there looking at you funny while you rope it, they are spurred to action when you start pulling on that rope. That deer EXPLODED. The second thing I learned is that pound for pound, a deer is a LOT stronger than a cow or a colt. A cow or a colt in that weight range I could fight down with a rope and with some dignity. A deer-- no Chance. That thing ran and bucked and twisted and pulled. There was no controlling it and certainly no getting close to it. As it jerked me off my feet and started dragging me across the ground, it occurred to me that having a deer on a rope was not nearly as good an idea as I had originally imagined. The only upside is that they do not have as much stamina as many other animals. A brief 10 minutes later, it was tired and not nearly as quick to jerk me off my feet and drag me when I managed to get up. It took me a few minutes to realize this, since I was mostly blinded by the blood flowing out of the big gash in my head. At that point, I had lost my taste for corn-fed venison. I just wanted to get that devil creature off the end of that rope. I figured if I just let it go with the rope hanging around its neck, it would likely die slow and painfully somewhere. At the time, there was no love at all between me and that deer. At that moment, I hated the thing, and I would venture a guess that the feeling was mutual. Despite the gash in my head and the several large knots where I had cleverly arrested the deer's momentum by bracing my head against various large rocks as it dragged me across the ground, I could still think clearly enough to recognize that there was a small chance that I shared some tiny amount of responsibility for the situation we were in. I didn't want the deer to have to suffer a slow death, so I managed to get it lined back up in between my truck and the feeder - a little trap I had set before hand...kind of like a squeeze chute. I got it to back in there and I started moving up so I could get my rope back. Did you know that deer bite? They do! I never in a million years would have thought that a deer would bite somebody, so I was very surprised when ..... I reached up there to grab that rope and the deer grabbed hold of my wrist. Now, when a deer bites you, it is not like being bit by a horse where they just bite you and slide off to then let go. A deer bites you and shakes its head--almost like a pit bull. They bite HARD and it hurts. The proper thing to do when a deer bites you is probably to freeze and draw back slowly. I tried screaming and shaking instead. My method was ineffective. It seems like the deer was biting and shaking for several minutes, but it was likely only several seconds. I, being smarter than a deer (though you may be questioning that claim by now), tricked it. While I kept it busy tearing the tendons out of my right arm, I reached up with my left hand and pulled that rope loose. That was when I got my final lesson in deer behavior for the day. Deer will strike at you with their front feet. They rear right up on their back feet and strike right about head and shoulder level, and their hooves are surprisingly sharp... I learned a long time ago that, when an animal -like a horse --strikes at you with their hooves and you can't get away easily, the best thing to do is try to make a loud noise and make an aggressive move towards the animal. This will usually cause them to back down a bit so you can escape. This was not a horse. This was a deer, so obviously, such trickery would not work. In the course of a millisecond, I devised a different strategy. I screamed like a woman and tried to turn and run. The reason I had always been told NOT to try to turn and run from a horse that paws at you is that there is a good chance that it will hit you in the back of the head. Deer may not be so different from horses after all, besides being twice as strong and 3 times as evil, because the second I turned to run, it hit me right in the back of the head and knocked me down. Now, when a deer paws at you and knocks you down, it does not immediately leave. I suspect it does not recognize that the danger has passed. What they do instead is paw your back and jump up and down on you while you are laying there crying like a little girl and covering your head. I finally managed to crawl under the truck and the deer went away. So now I know why when people go deer hunting they bring a rifle with a scope......to sort of even the odds!! All these events are true so help me God...An Educated Farmer
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    I'm partial to the Sol System Defense Force.
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    I’ve made my own holsters... occasionally I still use ‘em... But, this Knife Sheath I had made for me by Slick Elic. It’s been a pretty popular design.
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