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  1. 18 points
    Conspiracies are getting boring. How about this. We have a bunch of morons governing us that get their input from other morons that wouldn’t have jobs in the real world. We also have a bunch of media morons that cannot report the truth unless there is a way to sensationalize it to meet “their agenda”. None of them know history and in this day and age if it isn’t on the internet, it doesn’t exist. Most all of them are greedy for power, attention or money or all three. None of them really have a clue so we get what we get. The blind morons leading the disenchanted.
  2. 17 points
    Blackpowder is a legal permitted propellant in every category. Those who enjoy shooting blackpowder and substitutes in their adjustable sighted revolvers can do so in any of the categories that allow adjustable sighted revolvers. What is apparent Is that some folks want a plaque with a particular title on it without going to the effort of meeting that category’s requirements.
  3. 16 points
    I'm thinking about taking my "do not disturb" sign and crossing those words off. Below them I'd put "Already Disturbed. Proceed With Caution".
  4. 15 points
  5. 15 points
    Single Action Cartridge Guns. Pietta vs Uberti, which is better quality and why? It is surprising how often this question is asked. And you'd think that the answer to your question would be simple. Ford vs.Chevy, (Oy!) But, it's not. All Ubertis are not alike. All Piettas are not alike. Uberti's Colt-repro cartridge guns are broken down into 3 main categories. The "Conversion" guns, (Open Tops), the "Old Models", (copies of the Colt SAA Black Powder Frames), and the Pre-War models, (copies of the Colt SAA, after 1900) with the more convenient, spring-loaded cylinder pin release. Pietta Models are broken down into specialty lines available through some major distributors. For a comparison to the first Colt Single Action Army revolvers, the Uberti "Old Models" comes very close, for a mid-priced revolver. They are pretty faithful reproductions. You can tell which ones they are, the cylinder pin is retained by a locking screw in the front of the frame. These are easily found on the Cimarron Firearms website. Then comes the most numerous of the Uberti models, the "Pre-War" (WWI), with the more convenient cross-pin cylinder pin latch... in 2016 Uberti announced a new "safety system" that would safely allow the carrying of 6 rounds in your 6-shooter. For those who do not know, conventional 6-shooters could only be safely carried with 5, and the hammer down on an empty chamber. That is because the firing pin would rest directly on the primer of the 6th round, dropping the gun, (as many have done, even Wyatt Earp), or even knocking something against the hammer, has resulted in unfortunate consequences and a number of lawsuits. This is what caused Ruger to go to a Transfer Bar Safety in all their revolvers in 1972. Anyway, Uberti went a different way with their Pre-War models, with a Retractable Firing Pin. in 2017 the first reports of light primer strikes and Failure to Fire started cropping up. Some of it is user error. The new system requires that the shooter hold the trigger all the way back locking the firing pin forward. This intentional over-travel in the trigger is designed in, and those used to black powder revolvers or other single-action revolvers were not used to this slightly different trigger-hammer mechanism. Some of it was a mechanical error. As in all relatively inexpensive, mass-produced items, roughness of fitting at either the trigger end, the actuator bar, or at the hammer end of the mechanism, caused light primer strikes. This happened with a minority of Uberti's guns. More disconcerting to a number of shooters is that this mechanism has only "3-clicks" as the hammer is pulled back instead of the customary "4-clicks". Those who want a more historically accurate gun, do not like this. Please note, that if everything is working properly there is no difference in the final operation between the 3-clicks and the 4-clicks. Except for the trigger pull and those guns with mechanical difficulties that caused the light hammer strikes, the guns have, for the most part, proven satisfactory. In competition guns, as in Cowboy Action Shooting, there was a big push to get the new Uberti pre-war models to operate the same as they had before. Stocks of older hammers sold out quickly for all the distributors and parts houses. There are gunsmiths who have converted over hundreds of these guns, back to the functioning of the "Old Models". When Cimarron or Taylors gets a small shipment of replacement Old Model hammers they are quickly sold out. There are several ways for the handy user to defeat the Retractable Firing Pin System, including some that are completely reversible, should you ever wish to part with the gun. A converted Uberti's action is smoother and lighter than that of a gun with a functioning Retractable Firing Pin. Uberti has not put this new safety system in its "Old Model" guns or its Conversion, or Open Top models. If you wish to have a reproduction of the Single Action Army of the 1800s, Uberti does a nice job. Pietta: As with Uberti, all Piettas are not alike. As with Ruger and Uberti, Pietta found that many of the buyers on the mass market are not aware of the need to carry only 5 rounds in a 6-shooter. So, those models sold through Cabelas, Heritage, and many mass marketers, have a Transfer Bar Safety. Unfortunately, Pietta's Transfer Bar was found to be fragile. Many of them failed, and energy could no longer be transferred from the hammer to the frame-mounted firing pin. Of course, this is completely covered under warranty, but the user is without a gun until it comes back from repair. People described the Pietta Transfer Bar as being made of "pot metal". Pietta, realizing the problem, has now upgraded their Transfer Bars. But, if buying a used gun, or one that has been in a dealer's stock for a while, be aware of at least the potential for a breakage. All that being said, Pietta did not put a Transfer Bar Safety in all its single-action revolvers. Pietta bought the distributor, EMF. On the EMF website, Pietta markets a line of revolvers called the "Great Western II" This is an extensive line of revolvers that is as close to a "Pre-War" Colt Single Action Army as one can get in a mid-priced gun. Cimarron, another distributor of Old West firearms, began marketing some Pietta guns. They now have many models without a Transfer Bar Safety, starting with the lower cost Brass back-strap and trigger guard model called the "Pistolero". which is limited to one barrel length, 4-3/4". It also comes in stainless steel at a little higher price, where the backstrap and trigger guard are all steel. These guns also appear on Bud's site occasionally. Cimarron also markets an extensive line of "Frontier" revolvers, similar to EMF's "Great Western II" line. They have many with Black Powder Frames, including one that looks and feels like the original 1873 Cavalry Colt, and many of the "Pre-War" frames. Quite a lot to choose from. Back to the original question, "Which is better, Uberti or Pietta?" The answer is "both". For an "Old Model" Black Powder Frame reproduction of the Colt Single Action Army, the Uberti and Pietta have some very nice examples. For a more convenient, post-1900 model, the "Pre-War" frame, certain Pietta models seem to hold an edge over the Uberti. But both Uberti and Pietta have very nice black powder frame models that are faithful to the 1800's Colt. Of course, there is always another option. For sheer reliability and longevity, it is hard to beat a Ruger. Yes, the New Vaquero is one ounce heavier than the same caliber and barrel length of Pietta or Uberti, and it balances in the hand a bit differently, but when shooting, the differences seem to go away. 1970's technology over the 1840's technology. It is probably best to add in an inexpensive lighter spring kit when investing in a Ruger. There seems to be endless choices. So, you, the buyer, have to factor in a number of "wants" along with your budget considerations, before you buy. (first printed on SASS and Cowboy Action Shooting FB page )
  6. 14 points
    For those of you who know us only through our company, please be comforted to know IT is still in very good hands. For those of you who just know us, get ready to see more of us on the line and out visiting. The new owners are no strangers to SASS and Cowboy Action. They are Mid Valley Drifter and Buckshot Shelley of Badman Bullets. They have been a major vendor for us since they started their business and know pretty well the market and may even provide a more efficient process for product to market. We offer Congratulations to them on their new enterprise and we wish them all the best of luck. THANK YOU,, to all the cowboys who have used our products and to our vendors for their support in making SliX a viable company. A company we had hoped would offer affordable, quality parts that fit a need in your shooting pleasure and success. Thanks again, Big Iron Buster & Ol' #4
  7. 12 points
    Stepping out of exile... This is one of the stoopidest things I've ever heard... Stepping back into exile...
  8. 12 points
    It’ll all go away come November 4th. Nearly every elected official out there is trying to milk it in one way or the other.
  9. 12 points
    In the words of my buddy NOZ!!! Leave Frontiersman ALONE!!!!
  10. 11 points
    Looks like 60,000 are without power. We’re okay here. Glad we were back from the doctor‘s office by the time it hit. Carol made me move the car into the garage before it hit. I told her as I left that if I got kilt it would be on her. “I’ll miss your pension”, she says. I get no respect I’m tellin ya. No respect at all.
  11. 11 points
    Situation easily avoided...learn to count.
  12. 11 points
    That operator has the touch!
  13. 11 points
    "Daaaaad?" My voice quivered a little as I spoke the word. When the Grand Old Man answered the phone, it was with a guarded, "hel-LO," which translates to IT'S AFTER DARK AND THIS HAD DAMN WELL BETTER BE IMPORTANT! -- something I knew before I punched his number into the pay phone. "I used what you taught me," I said, trying to keep my voice from wavering, "and it kept me alive!" There was a looonnnggg silence, and then he said quietly, "What happened?" I'd been driving to Dover on route 250: there's a little town called Wilmot, home of the World's Largest Cuckoo Clock, and a state route crossing 250 at a long angle. I was driving my wife's steel-grey Pontiac Grand Am; I was following an eighteen; I looked to the right, at another eighteen coming down the intersecting road. We were stopped at a red light. The truck ahead of me thought he'd be a good Joe and back up to let this fellow make his swing around that tight refex-angle turn. He didn't see me. I looked in my rearview -- a power truck, a big one, with a bridge I-beam for a front bumper, and he's right on my bumper. No backing up to escape. If I lay on the horn, likely he won't hear me over his engine, and he'll never know he ran right over me. My father, bless him, taught me to drive: he drove truck, he taught me to stop where the driver can see me in his mirror -- why he did not, I don't know, other than a streamlined, steel-grey Pontiac must have camouflaged nicely into the pavement's color -- but dear old Dad also taught me to leave enough room to maneuver. "Engineering," I called, "I want full impulse on my mark. Helm, hard right, PUNCH IT SCOTTY!" -- and my well polished Wellington did its level best to mash the go pedal right through the firewall. I romped the wife's low-slung Pontiac over the curb, across the neatly-mowed tree lawn, into the gas station lot: I swung around, came out behind the intersecting tractor-trailer, threw a grin and a wave to the eighteen that almost backed over me (he was giving me a reeeeally funny look!) -- hard a-starboard, back into 250, and I shook like a whore in church all the way to the JVS, where the Advanced Wastewater adult-ed class was being held that night. My cell didn't have signal enough to do squat, so I punched up the pay phone and told my father that what he taught me, kept me alive that night. Friends, kindred and brethren, if your father yet lives, call him up, go see him, tell him in plain language something that he taught you, that did you a benefit: several times since, I've called or visited, once I showed him a picture on my cell phone, a picture of a floor corner in my bedroom. Dear old Dad taught me to cut a mitered 45-degree angle on baseboard and quarter-round alike: it turned out square and tight, and I showed it to him and said "You taught me to do that," and I could not have pleased the man any more if I'd handed him a hundred-dollar bill.
  14. 11 points
    Well, if you totally exclude from consideration the Genghis Khan movie, The Conqueror.
  15. 11 points
    If the sights really don't matter, then the change to allow adjustable sights on guns in those categories is really all about convenience. In other words, it's just much more convenient for "me" to be able to shoot the guns I already have in a category that has traditionally prohibited them. Very much in keeping the "ME Generation" thinking. Frankly, have a little respect for the history of the game. There's a certain logic in keeping the fixed sighted rules in those black powder categories. Just what adjustable sighted guns were generally available on the western frontier in the black powder era? This suggestion is kinda a slap in the face of those that have gone before, followed the rules and either modified their guns to comply or bought other guns so they could compete in those categories requiring fixed sights. Yes, I see it as a further depredation of the spirit and intent of the rules. Yes, it's a fantasy game... but it's much easier to maintain the fantasy when certain categories maintain a certain exclusiveness by keeping to the "old ways". (Driftwood, I use that phrase as I know how displeased you are with 'historically correct")!
  16. 10 points
    Welcome to a brave new world where Science and Politics meets Keystone Cops and The Three Stooges.
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  18. 10 points
    Unnecessary. In event of TRex, bang a gong.
  19. 10 points
    To me, it's as simple as this: black powder is a traditional propellant and adjustable sights don't look traditional. Keep it that way.
  20. 10 points
    What does the Army have? Well the Army has a new Officer as of this afternoon: one of my younger cousins graduated from the University of Wyoming ROTC program and was commissioned as an active duty trainee headed to Ft. Rucker to become a helicopter pilot. Congratulations and proud of you Second Lieutenant Brendan Bryan!
  21. 9 points
    When you are going the speed limit, or a little over, on Hwy 1 between Bodega Bay and Ft. Ross and some idjit is riding your tail too damned close to try to get you to go faster it is a concern. Are they going to bump you if you have to brake suddenly for a bicycle? Are they going to try to pass you on one of the many blind curves? Or on one of the very short non-blind curves? 360 degree awareness.
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  25. 9 points
    Let violent felons out of prison because of coronavirus, and this happens: https://krdo.com/news/state-regional-news/2020/05/15/man-paroled-amid-coronavirus-concerns-charged-in-fatal-denver-shooting/ Good. Now we have space to lock up business owners who don't follow arbitrarily dictated social distancing rules that have no basis in law.
  26. 9 points
    "A man with a briefcase will steal much more money than a man with a gun" Spoketh my Uncle John.
  27. 9 points
    I do sometimes get a bit tired of these "minor" rule change requests. Folks, the rule were established when you and I both joined. Remember!???? Now just because you only have one "style" of equipment you'd like to have it allowed in any category you want to shoot. Well ,folks dance with who ya brung!!!! You wanna dance a different tune? Get a different date. Good luck. Ol' #4
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  29. 9 points
    The zipper was patented in 1851. Rubber boot heels were patented in 1899 Emperor Nero wore carved emerald glasses to watch the Gladiators in ancient Rome Teddy Roosevelt wore trousers that had material folded over the top to form belt loops during the Spanish American War. All sorts of modifications were made to the firearms of the 19th century! We can’t say for sure that a hammer spur was never modified or what way it might have been modified. And I repeat!! LEAVE FRONTIERSMAN ALONE!!
  30. 9 points
    I am shocked- shocked- to find that an Illinois governor might be corrupt!
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  32. 8 points
    Due to the Covid19 interruption of most daily living routines, performers have been TOTALLY sidelined!! We got word today that our band schedule will resume next Friday, May 29th!! Perhaps the saddest part of this whole, (very questionable) ordeal is that artists of all kinds have been forced to stop all public appearances and have been deprived of income. For me, the income isn't crucial, but I know MANY performers who have lost nearly everything!! It's really bad around Nashville and the local government has not handled this well. Infection rate has been less than .10% and they've been laying off hospital staff, but they refuse to let venues resume operation. As of sometime next week, acts that have one or two performers will be allowed to perform. Outside the city limits, some places are opening back up. OH YEAH!! It's good to be playin’ again!!
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    Delighted to hear she’s feeling better!!
  35. 8 points
    "illegally" acquired shotgun shells only applies after the buzzer. Coming to the line with empty loops is not illegal... Acquiring the needed shells before the stage begins is not illegal... Whether the needed shells come from your cart, your neighbor or the TO - as long as the shells are on the shooters person in an approved manner BEFORE the beep - they are legally obtained and carried to the line in an approved manner. There is no penalty and forbidding a shooter from obtaining shells prior to the beep is incorrect procedure.
  36. 8 points
    I agree with RYE. Sure, SASS has been bruised financially..... and some clubs that sponsor State matches have been hurt because expected revenue was thwarted. Summer months will blossom again. We've ALL been adversely effected. I'm just glad many of us were not infected! ..........Widder
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    Sell the Henry. No question.
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    You need this. Marlin has answered the call.
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    Trump was gathering massive gatherings at his speeches - many in Democratic strongholds. How convenient to find a pandemic to put a stop to that.
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    Standing ovations for the sheriff !!!
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    I've always felt Half-Way houses etc. should be situated adjacent lawyers and Parole board members homes. What better way to set an example of how to live and behave for the recently released? I'll bet we'd see fewer parolees revert to their old ways as result of the good examples they would be exposed to every day.
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