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  1. 22 points
    Just a short story, I'm not particularly proud of my actions conversely not ashamed either. It was a rather dark and stormy afternoon in mid-winter Salt Lake City. As I approached the doors to a large mall a young man cruised into the handicapped space near the door. As I approached the car I noticed that there were no handicapped plates nor a mirror tag on the car. As the driver exited his car a hurried toward the door I said "did you know that's a handicapped space?". His response "I'm in a hurry A** hole. My response "how long do you figure it'll take to change 4 flat tires". He looked at me with a quizzical look and went back and moved his car.
  2. 16 points
    Last night the city of Edgewood NM voted to become a 2nd. Amendment Sanctuary City. Our very own SASS CEO Misty Moonshine and Wildshot spoke at the meeting. I could not be more proud to be a part of a organization that walks the walk. You can listen to the audio here Misty starts at about 1:08-15 followed by WIldshot.
  3. 12 points
  4. 10 points
    I went to my first NCOWS shoot of the season while my wife was out with my 26-year old daughter. I got back home about the same time as they did and had my gear laid out in the living room. My daughter started checking out my guns and decided she wanted to try them out. Two boxes of ammo later she decided that she wants to attend an upcoming SASS match in two weeks. She loves my 1860 Henry of all things, but she also wants to buy an 1873 Winchester clone. She even videoed me showing her how to load the 1860 so she could show her friends! I told her not to buy anything before she goes to a match. Now I have to figure out a way to fit my man-sized leather holsters and shotgun belt on her size-1 frame! Plus she wants her boyfriend to try it!
  5. 10 points
    Definition of “Fanning” – is manipulating the hammer anytime TWO hands are not engaged or anchored to each other. The ROC has come up with a formal definition to be included in the SHB Glossary of Terms: “FANNING: A handgun (revolver, pocket pistol, or derringer) shooting technique in which one hand controls the trigger and the other hits the hammer singularly or repeatedly without any part of the cocking hand remaining in contact with the handgun or the support hand.” (This technique is used extensively in fast draw exhibitions, and is illegal in Cowboy Action Shooting.)
  6. 9 points
    Joe, just yesterday I moved a cart from a handicapped spot and one from a veteran’s parking spot at Lowe’s. I went ahead and used the cart from the veterans spot. I had parked in the second Vet spot. When I came out there was an Asian guy pushing an empty cart towards the still open Vet parking spot. He was just leaving his Mercedes that was parked across from the Vet spot. I guess he put some things in his trunk. I said “Don’t leave that cart in that parking spot or your car will be wearing it.” He glared at me for a second and then turned right and put the cart in the cart corral a couple of spots away. As I backed my truck out he flipped me off. I rolled down my window to call him some colorful names but he had scurried to his car and got in. Sometimes I really dislike people.
  7. 9 points
    Sort of funny thing from the Middle East of today. Some training materials were found in a mop'd up combat area. One item was a picture of an A-10 in flight just a little ways away from the camera. The writing under the photo translated to "Never, Ever, Shoot at one of these Planes."
  8. 9 points
    It was totally 100% my fault... period!!
  9. 8 points
  10. 8 points
    While I don’t expect anyone to listen to the entire audio, I have to point out that NM District 50 Rep. McQueen was present at this meeting. He spoke to the council in opposition of approving the resolution to declare Edgewood a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary city. At the conclusion of public comment, each councilor was then given the opportunity to speak. At 1:22:45, you can hear one of our Town Councilors, Audrey Jaramillo, respectfully pose a question to Rep. McQueen that dropped jaws in the room... “Who did you think you were representing?” Kudos, Ms. Jaramillo!
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  12. 8 points
    A jaywalker gets brushed by a taxi. Jumping back, he stumbles, falls, and hits his head on the curb. A man stops and bends down to help him. Two uniformed Boy Scouts push their way through the gathering crowd, gently move the man out of the way - "Excuse us, Sir" - and start giving yhe jaywalker first aid. The man watches for a minute, then leans down and says, "When you get to the part about getting a doctor - I'm right here".
  13. 8 points
    Marketing genius. Go to the O'reilly Auto Parts site and enter 121g into the search bar.
  14. 8 points
    Paradise Pass will be launching a pretty cool program at their monthly match in April. It's going to be a category called Linerider. For $15 (plus the cost of a normal match fee) a person looking to try out CAS/SASS will be able to rent an entire rig which includes Revolvers/Rifle/Shotgun/Ammo/Holster rig and a cart. The revolvers and rifle will be in .22 and shotgun will be a SxS or 97' with Featherlite shotshells. Many of us have and are willing to loan gear to folks, but on many occasions I have seen people balk because they are not comfortable borrowing someone else's firearms. They will also be assigned a mentor for the day to help them. I think this is going to work well and it gives folks a better feeling of "ownership" of their day.. Paradise Pass is a privately owned range and also has a full service gun shop on sight and is very experienced in interacting with new shooters. Because of that we get 12-20 spectators who come and check it out. They also have a large social media following and we will be using that to launch the program and get people interested.
  15. 8 points
    There might be easier ways to make a stage more challenging… Well done! Sticking with it and reloading all your guns on the clock was truly the mark of a good solid competitor having a great time. Well, maybe not in the moment but you can certainly look back on it now and smile.
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    Nobody wore it with the visor in the back?
  18. 7 points
    That's when that mean ol' bully in me just jumps out and points to the end of the line. Sometimes I don't even have to say anything!! Sometimes I have to get really rude!! Even I don't like me when I'm rude!!
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  22. 7 points
    I repeat (in my head), "Don't screw up. Don't screw up. Don't screw up."
  23. 7 points
    I just got the word from the editor. My article about the history of the Colt Bisley and the Cimarron clone is to run in the August issue of Guns Magazine. This is a new market for me and it is very exciting.
  24. 7 points
    Happy St. Patrick's day.
  25. 7 points
    Not anything you could put here probably.
  26. 6 points
    Who is ready to get out and shoot in some decent weather (at least in the North)? Seems like everyone needs to get out and get away from the computer and enjoy each other's company. You know the reason why we love this sport! Let's get this Cowboy Action Season into full swing! Looking forward to another great year!!
  27. 6 points
    Parking space related but not handicapped: There is an annual ethnic festival in a park near the condo complex a former girlfriend lived in. Upwards of 25,000 people would attend and the park only had a few hundred parking spaces so the attendees would park everywhere within a couple of miles. Well, we came back to her condo and there was a car in her designated spot. So, I got my tow strap, tied it to the car in her spot and with my full sized Bronco, I pulled the car out of the spot, dragged it about 200 feet and left it next to a fire hydrant.
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  29. 6 points
    I always bring at least one back from the lot. I had a lady mention to me: " You're handicapped and using a cane. Why should you be doing that?" I replied: "Because I'm physically handicapped, not ignorant!" Besides, the grocery cart lets me use it like a walker.
  30. 6 points
    By the way, I didn't just take the photograph and leave the carts there. Since I needed a cart anyway, I took the short one for myself, and dragged the other one to the cart rack by the door.
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    Some of the real old toilet paper was the size of a Sears & Roebuck Catalog..... ..........Widder
  33. 6 points
    Got news for ya. I was born with really bad eyesight. Age just enhances it for me. The bad eyesight, I mean. When people say “You can’t hit the broadside of a barn” I say “What barn?” Everybody always said carrots improve eyesight so I ate as much as I could to try and help my eyesight. I was brought up on animal cruelty charges. Seems rabbits were starving in 3 surrounding counties. I was told “You can’t even see the forest for the trees”. I have no idea what that’s all about. Seems shady to me.
  34. 6 points
    Actually if the gun had blown up...it would have fixed stupid!
  35. 6 points
    Prior to SASS, I never, ever imagined I would end up owning so many shotguns. The the gun below is a Thomas Jackson, made in London, the chambers were lengthened to 2 3/4" and re-proofed for nitro at some point. I'll know the age range of when it was made and when it was nitro re-proofed when I actually get the gun from the FFL.
  36. 6 points
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    The wildflowers in southern Arizona are just drop dead gorgeous this spring.
  38. 5 points
    If you have room in your safe for your leather, you don't have enough guns! My leather gets left in the back seat of the car much of the time, or in a box in the garage.
  39. 5 points
    No conflict that I can see, you are quoting a gun that slips and falls. In this case the gun was knocked off the table by the shooter hence it's a dropped gun. Even though it had been cleared the shooter was still on the firing line because he/she still had uncleared guns.
  40. 5 points
    In a similar vein is the purported words of Kamal Ataturk about the ANZAC's at Gallipoli. Ataturk was a Turkish Divisional Commander at Gallipoli and is credited with being a major factor in the Allies defeat. He is said to have said the words on this wall in 1934 (the wall is at Gallipoli) and there are memorials to Kamal in Australia and New Zealand. Does anyone know of any other world war (or other National Wars) enemies who have honored one another so enthusiastically? In case it cant be read Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives ... You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side here in this country of ours ... You, the mothers who sent their sons from faraway countries, wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.
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  43. 5 points
    Rant away. Most of us feel the same way.
  44. 5 points
    Well, I picked up my Marlin Tuesday evening and took it to the range yesterday evening. I still haven’t unpacked my reloading equipment and don’t have enough .38/.357 CAS ammo for a match right now so I bought some Blackhills .38 and .357 (same loading - 800 FPS for both) to test it out and to use at the match coming up. The Marlin worked very well. I put 100 rounds down range shooting .38 Special and .357. It fed nicely. No hiccups there. The action is a bit stiff. It will definitely need some work. It’s not bad, just not real good. The gun shoots 3” high at 20 yards with that ammo. Which is fine for now. The thing that surprised me is the lever throw. It’s shorter than I expected. After a couple of magazines my fingers hurt (need to wrap that lever). The throw on this gun is shorter than my old 92 Rossi and definitely shorter than my 94’s. I am very happy with my new toy. It just needs a little work, but it’s good enough for the upcoming match.
  45. 5 points
    It was some 10 years ago give or take, I don't remember the exact year, but no matter. Paul Brennan Kelly (yeah he was a bit Irish) rode over the Great Divide this day. I'm not sure if that's ironic or appropriate. He was my orchestra teacher in high school, we became good friends. He taught me to reload and handgunnery. The master taught me well, I eventually became his better with a handgun, but never met his skill with a rifle. We used to call or visit each other every year on St. Patrick's day, sometimes gave small gifts. Anyway, he was my teacher, my mentor, and most of all one of my lifelong best friends. I miss ya pard, look forward to seeing you on the other side. Maybe we can take a ride on Honey and Molly. Slainte! JHC
  46. 5 points
    “Come for the Shooting. Stay for the People” Yup.
  47. 5 points
  48. 5 points
    It is rarely about shooting faster. Shooting speed is probably only the 3rd or 4th best indicator of performance. SASS has different groups of shooters. The "Elite" of our game... That group of shooters that have few peers; those that can win overall at Winter Range or EOT (and no one would be shocked). How many shooters are in that group at any given time? 10 shooters? 15? Then there is the next group of shooters. Super fast shooters that are right on the heels of that elite group. May not take the overall; but are likely going to be in the top gun shoot off and winning their category (or darn close). Probably 200 shooters nationwide. A lot of clubs have one or two. Southern Nevada has Quickly Downunder and we still claim Pecos Nick as our own. Then there is the next group. Good shooters. Or as I call them; right mite sudden shooters. Shooters who can run a gun and likely won't embarrass themselves at most any match; but are never winning Winter Range or EoT (or maybe even our category). There are 1000's of these shooters. I count myself in this group. What's the point? If you simply and only look at speed events (the shooting). Me, Creeker; a high average shooter, can run my rifle, my pistols, my shotgun "nearly" as fast as ANY ONE. The best in the world don't beat me by much. Maybe a second on the rifle... Maybe a second and a half on shotgun... Maybe a second and a half on pistols... Maybe, and usually not even that; but let's say four seconds difference in shooting. So by that standard - I should be within 40 to 50 seconds of anyone over 12 stages. I'm sadly not. My foot speed lacks. I sometimes fail to see the front site. My concentration and focus sometimes wanes. My transitions and movements have NEVER been described as smooth. There are a dozen reasons and excuses I can make for not being a threat to the elite or almost elites in our game. None of them are about shooting speed. A lot of shooters are fast shooters. Tell me which ones will get thru the entire match smoothly without a shell fumble, brain fart, mistep, rifle jack out or pistol go around... And Ill tell you who has a really good chance of winning. Without ever mentioning or comparing their shooting speed.
  49. 5 points
    Was reading about a women who went to place flowers on parents grave and was pulled in because of sinkhole..Work was being done on another grave next to theres and left a void that caused the problem...I know this not funny to a point but it was the comments that got me... There was a man who was drinking and stumbled into an open grave at night. He tried to get out but eventually just gave up and fell asleep. A little while later another man stumbled into the same grave, unaware of the first man, and also tried to get out without success. After watching the second man's futile attempts to get out, the first man said, "I tried getting out too, but it's hopeless!" The 2nd man suddenly found the strength to get out. Texas Lizard
  50. 5 points
    I'm sure for the first few matches she will be using my stuff. She has her own non-SASS guns, has a good job, and a master's degree that the VA paid for. (She got hurt in the army.) So, her comment when I told her the cost of the guns was, "Well. I've spent more on dumber things." So, the hope is that she will eventually get her own things.
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