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  1. 24 points
    In to the wild blue yonder.... Leaving for Albuquerque tomorrow to fly to Charlotte on Wednesday. Should be there for about 3 months. I’ll miss the homestead, but I’d go to the ends of the earth to help my bride. updated 2-21 below
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    Here is the link: https://twitter.com/i/status/1206291944411926532
  7. 10 points
    The Rossi is still a good rifle. Is it a race 73’? You know the answer to that already. You absolutely can get started AND enjoy the game with one. If it were not for a Rossi 92 I would not have afforded to start the game. I can get you a brand new Rossi 92 blued carbine in .357 mag, tuned and with lever wrap for $750 delivered to your FFL. If interested drop me a line at deucestevensllc@ gmail.com . (Note to the wire vigilantes I’m a SASS Affiliated Merchant) PS, just checked and I also have 24” octagon available in blued or stainless but the price goes up a bit.
  8. 9 points
  9. 9 points
    Found on Facebook: $5.37! That's what the kid behind the counter at Taco Bell said to me. I dug into my pocket and pulled out some lint and two dimes and something that used to be a Jolly Rancher. Having already handed the kid a five-spot, I started to head back out to the truck to grab some change when the kid with the Elmo hairdo said the hardest thing anyone has ever said to me. He said, "It's OK. I'll just give you the senior citizen discount." I turned to see who he was talking to and then heard the sound of change hitting the counter in front of me. "Only $4.68" he said cheerfully. I stood there stupefied. I am 56, not even 60 yet? A mere child! Senior citizen? I took my burrito and walked out to the truck wondering what was wrong with Elmo. Was he blind? As I sat in the truck, my blood began to boil. Old? Me? I'll show him, I thought. I opened the door and headed back inside. I strode to the counter, and there he was waiting with a smile. Before I could say a word, he held up something and jingled it in front of me, like I could be that easily distracted! What am I now? A toddler? "Dude! Can't get too far without your car keys, eh?" I stared with utter disdain at the keys. I began to rationalize in my mind! "Leaving keys behind hardly makes a man elderly! It could happen to anyone!" I turned and headed back to the truck. I slipped the key into the ignition, but it wouldn't turn. What now? I checked my keys and tried another. Still nothing. That's when I noticed the purple beads hanging from my rear view mirror. I had no purple beads hanging from my rear view mirror. Then, a few other objects came into focus: The car seat in the back seat. Happy Meal toys spread all over the floorboard. A partially eaten dough nut on the dashboard. Faster than you can say ginkgo biloba, I flew out of the alien vehicle. Moments later I was speeding out of the parking lot, relieved to finally be leaving this nightmarish stop in my life. That is when I felt it, deep in the bowels of my stomach: hunger! My stomach growled and churned, and I reached to grab my burrito, only it was nowhere to be found. I swung the truck around, gathered my courage, and strode back into the restaurant one final time. There Elmo stood, draped in youth and black nail polish. All I could think was, "What is the world coming to?" All I could say was, "Did I leave my food and drink in here"? At this point I was ready to ask a Boy Scout to help me back to my vehicle, and then go straight home and apply for Social Security benefits. Elmo had no clue. I walked back out to the truck, and suddenly a young lad came up and tugged on my jeans to get my attention. He was holding up a drink and a bag. His mother explained, "I think you left this in my truck by mistake." I took the food and drink from the little boy and sheepishly apologized. She offered these kind words: "It's OK. My grandfather does stuff like this all the time." All of this is to explain how I got a ticket doing 85 in a 40 mph zone. Yessss, I was racing some punk kid in a Toyota Prius. And no, I told the officer, I'm not too old to be driving this fast. As I walked in the front door, my wife met me halfway down the hall. I handed her a bag of cold food and a $300 speeding ticket. I promptly sat in my rocking chair and covered up my legs with a blankey. The good news was that I had successfully found my way home. Pass this on to the other "old fogies" on your list (so they can have fun laughing, too). Notice the larger type? That's for those of us who have trouble reading. P.S. Save the earth...... It's the only planet with chocolate!!!!! Oops, did I send this to you already?
  10. 9 points
    I have always thought that actors, athletes, musicians and entertainers should not be listened to in any regard when it comes to politics or people’s rights. Think about it. You have an individual with a talent that has nothing to do with real life espousing their beliefs and feelings onto others that give them credence simply because the can bounce or throw a ball, run fast, play a mean guitar or they are attractive and can fool you with their abilities to “act” but not actually “do”. I like Clint Eastwood’s characters but I doubt I would actually like him as a person. His political opinions are worthless to me. The last person I would ever trust in this world is a person that makes their living acting like something or someone they are not. Which is also why I distrust politicians...all politicians, not just the ones I do not agree with.
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    German amateur astronomer Bernhard Christ was in the right place at the right time -- due to very careful planning and foresight -- and captured this astonishing scene: ISS transits the Moon!
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    Good Morning Folks: I've been unable to find this recently........until this morning. Thru the years, I've tried to watch this every couple of weeks or so, cuz I'm a big fan of the old westerns and the actors who kept me enthralled for most of my life. Anyway, I've gotten nothing but error messages for the last year or so, so I was understandably thrilled to find an updated version of this wonderful video this morning. If you have not seen this, you are in for a treat! If you have, view it again, just to bring back the memories of these fine actors and the characters they portrayed! --Dawg
  14. 9 points
    Lately, being old means I have to put up with people who are younger than me complaining about being old.
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    We still got rules. Otherwise we'd be just a bunch of... ...well you know. Waimea
  17. 8 points
    Slide the bottom under the couch and the top becomes a table over part of the couch. It’s called a couch table I’ve built quite a few of them. It sits next to you not over your lap.
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  21. 8 points
    1) A SxS shotgun shooter is allowed to use the unobstructed barrel to finish the stage in event of a suspected squib in one barrel. 2) A single-barrel shotgun shooter is allowed to clear a suspected squib from the barrel "on the clock" in order to "make it safe" and complete the stage. **PROVIDED that both the shooter and the Timer Operator visually verify and confirm that the shotgun has a CLEARED barrel in order to safely continue using the shotgun. Followup "WtC?"s : 1) If a T/O stops a SxS shooter with a squib in one barrel and orders the shooter to ground the shotgun, should the shooter get a RESHOOT due to the option to use the other (clear) barrel? YES. 2) If a T/O refuses to allow a single-barrel SG shooter to "make it safe" by SAFELY clearing a squib from the barrel, should the shooter get a RESHOOT? YES.
  22. 8 points
    Golden Years my a**.
  23. 7 points
    We had a night shoot at the Texas Riviera Pistoleros range last night. It was a blast! Several of us shot BP for the fire! If your club has ever considered a night shoot , GO FOR IT! Yours truly shooting 44-40s and a 10 guage
  24. 7 points
    Load 1 and shoot R5 to save 1 miss, anything else earns a P
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    Stage: Rifle is shot first .... yada yada yada ....... So I shoulder, lever, aim & shoot .... pfffftt - TO yells "squib" I ground the gun & get directed to the ULT to clear rifle. TO says "no rnd down range - would you like a restart?" I would & go to LT, with cleared rifle, reload, shoot stage & life is good again. About 5 minutes later my daughter steps up - same stage - same result - EXACTLY the same. First rnd in rifle is a squib. She also gets a reshoot. So - what are the odds ? To cap it off, our overall finishes in the match were : Granddaughter 12th Daughter 13th Me 14th Moral of the story: No matter the odds - stuff can & does happen.
  27. 7 points
    That's why Sergeants and Warrant Officers look old before their time.
  28. 7 points
    I don't remember who made them, but there was a run or three of ammunition loaded commercially for CAS with the bullet set WAY DOWN in the case. Very light powder change. Recoil like a .22. Rules committee jump'd on it like a chubby kid onna twinkie.
  29. 7 points
    That's a major oxymoron. Outlaws don't normally follow rules.
  30. 7 points
    Maybe, but I think you're really lucky if you get to shoot with your daughter and granddaughter on the same day. ( that is worth way more than any lottery ticket)
  31. 7 points
    If those are my only choices I would pass. Actually I would prefer to be in my mid-thirties NOW, please.
  32. 7 points
    Made it to Charlotte. In contact with the cancer center here. They are reviewing the data from the Mayo Clinic and should will get with us by Monday afternoon. It was colder here in Charoltte than at home. Snowed last night. Mass panic. Black ice. Predictions of the End Times. Etc etc. Pretty funny.
  33. 7 points
    One remake I really liked was 3:10 to Yuma. Both versions are outstanding. OLG
  34. 7 points
    Does missing the target and hitting a tree 1/2 mile down range count? ..........Widder
  35. 7 points
    My pistols fit 'SNUG' in my holsters. I like to be able to run short distances without them bouncing out. BUT, here is why I like them snug. My pistol barrels are only 3". Shorter barrel pistols might more likely to bounce out of loose fitting holsters. In essence, the amount of 'safe' fitting your pistols need to be in your holsters might depend on barrel length. EDIT: I like to put mine in the holster and SLOWLY turn them upside down without falling out..... BUT, if I shake the holster once, it will fall out. ..........Widder
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    Welcome to the posse. I recently started myself and I can tell you that going to a match and letting them know your interested is great advice. I went to watch a match on a Saturday. Everyone was so friendly and invited us back the next day to visit some more. We showed up Sunday morning and the next thing I know, I was loaned 2 pistols, a shotgun and a rifle. The club would not take my money for match fees, said the first one was on them. The cowboys that loaned me the weapons stayed with me the entire match and explained things as we went. Neither one would take a dime for the ammo that I shot, just said it's the cowboy way. One of the shooters wife took my wife around and showed her what was what and everyone was extremely friendly. GO TO A MATCH, your only regret will be trying to figure out how you can get in the game faster.
  38. 7 points
    What ever you do....NEVER look through a really good spotting scope....It will ruin you when you see how fantastic real good optics can be. I had been using $200 spotting scopes for years...Then I looked through a Kowa with extended eye relief......Bad Move! Nearly $1000 later all other spotting scopes appear to be like looking through a jar of Vasiline! There is NOTHING like good optics when you arte trying to see bullet holes out at 500+ yards..... Spend the money and be happy for life!
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  41. 6 points
    My wife just said to me “I am going to put this on the work bench in your garage” as she showed me a little container of wood popsicle sticks that I collected for spreading glues and greases. I thought to myself “Yep, life is good. She finally calls it like I see it. My garage.”
  42. 6 points
    Thank you for asking. Perhaps folks can: Send a small donation to the California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA). https://crpa.org/ OR, Send a small donations to Gun Owners if California. https://www.gunownersca.com And, Throw some moral support our way when holding us up as an example of what these leftists are doing and what they WILL do across the country using environmental regulations to infringe on people’s rights. California is the Left’s test bench for how they want to destroy the rest of America in their quest for their utopia. Thank you
  43. 6 points
    If you get all of your previous firearms training from playing video games, where if the gun is shot empty you wiggle the gun and it immediately reloads, I can see this happening. He shoots 20 rounds. He wiggles the gun. It always worked with call of duty.
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    As a holster maker, I agree with Widder, Captain Bill, and Assassin. When I started making cowboy leather years ago, I purchased the John Bianchi DVD set on making Western style holsters. I've worked in leather since the 1970's, but I hadn't made "cowboy style" holsters before. Bianchi states in his DVD set that the perfect fit is when you can inverted the holster with an empty gun in it and the revolver will not immediately drop out. A scene from DVDs show him invert the holster and eventually, after a second or two, gravity lets the revolver drop from the holster into his hand. I fit my holsters to this standard, but I have had customers who have asked how to make them a little looser. I tell them how they can do it, but I recommend against it.
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    KID, Ain't nuttin wrong with a Rossi lever rifle. Like most other rifles, the gracious touch of a knowledgeable gunsmith will make you a proud owner of ANY of our lever rifles used in SASS competition. As mentioned above, you could probably find a nice 66 or 73 for way under $2xxx. And, don't rule out a good Marlin. Some fine 'JM' Marlin's are out there on the market. Some under 1xxx. But if you find a good, nicely set up Marlin 'Cowboy', it could cost you a few bucks over 1xxx. Just remember, in most cases, you get what you pay for. And the performance you get out of it usually coincides with the performance you put into it. Safe shooting. ..........Widder
  49. 6 points
    When I read "Constitution class" I thought "Starship Enterprise" My mistake, my apologies!
  50. 6 points
    It's really the Metallic Years, because you get silver in your hair, gold in your teeth and lead in your pants.
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