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  1. 24 points
    After presenting this pin to myself, I hearby declare myself as the very first "Pew Pew Can't Shoot for Sh*t SASS Stormtrooper"
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    Our grandson Henry in Arkansas has seizures so a couple of years ago he ordered/qualified for a service dog from 4 Paws For Ability. Henry’s parents learned a few days ago that there will be a new member of the family in November after the dog and family train together for 2 weeks in Xenia, Ohio, beginning next week. Here is a picture of the Golden Retriever that has been specifically trained for Henry over the past two years. Comments from his trainers are heartwarming. Several dogs are trained simultaneously for each client, in case some don't work out. The final candidate is chosen just before placement with the family. Each litter of service dogs has a “theme” name; meet Weird Al from the polka litter! It’s hard to describe how excited all of us are that Al will be helping Henry.
  3. 20 points
    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. 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 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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    We are a distributor for Shooters World powders. We sell a LOT of Clean Shot (smokeless). We just got approx 10,000 pounds of Clean Shot in at the warehouse. We are not running out. We order foundry lead 200,000 pounds at a time and have it delivered 10 tons at a time. We are working two shifts and trying to catch up with casting 100 + different weights/calibers. When EVERYTHING sells out (for whatever reason, it takes a minute to catch up again.) For the first time in years I’m asking customers to limit their bullet purchases to what they NEED NOW... not what they need a year from now. We are NOT GOING OUT OF BUSINESS. The possibility of a source, other than Federal, MAY BE what we are faced with... We are getting some to test. Might we need to replace the springs on some of our pistols, probably. We can still keep shooting. I also know that Fiocchi (and one other whose name escapes me) is opening a primer manufacturing facility in Arkansas and maybe Florida... Will we need to make adjustments? Sure! Am I gonna give up the game I love because of my dependence on Federal Primers? NOT ON YOUR DAMN LIFE! I’ve got a pair of Heritage 22s and a Widder/Slater Softstroked Henry! GREAT BIG HUGS! See some of you at LandRun next week! Scarlett
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    This one is AWESOME! HalloweenCoffeeShopPrank.mp4
  7. 15 points
    My comment isn't meant to sound negative, although it might to some Pards. But if some clubs change their shooting format and limit the shooting to 60-75% of what we are use to (10-10-4+), there will be some shooters who ain't gonna travel 1.5+ hours to a match just to shoot a total of 60 rounds. Some clubs the past couple years have started shooting 6 stages a day, instead of 5, because the paying customers wanted MORE shooting, not less. This is just a thought to be considered. Folks, when we all run out, we all run out. We'll just have to weather THIS storm together and hope for the best. ..........Widder
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    Bangor Maine Police Department 1rtS1hgponesodnred · Got Warrants? A "single-shot" Wednesday exclusive showing of the world's most marginally famous Bangor Police Department Facebook page. Let us waste no time! A man, dropped-off by taxi, at a local home improvement store determined that his life would be better if he had a battery-operated trimmer. As he attempted at leaving the store without using cash, credit, or debit he discovered that rechargeable lithium-ion batteries can be used as fodder to foil his followers when they are thrown directly at loss prevention professionals. Investigators later determined that there were no Captain America Shields available in Lawn &Garden. This heaving of two portable electrical power pods kept them at bay long enough for him to make his move toward the well-paved parking lot. #theypavedparadise #ifyoucandodgeawrench For some reason, the thief--now with no reasonable way to trim as he was out of battery power--was able to talk a lady into giving him a ride from the scene of the crime. Where was this woman in 1980 when I tried to thumb a ride to Guilford, Maine to meet a lady that I had met at a basketball game? The man was able to sweet talk his way into her passenger seat which then set her up to be pursued by soon to be arriving officers of the law. #wasitthepassengerseatofhisbestfriendsride? Could it be that she felt she could trust a man with a batteryless brush trimmer? Were his lines as sweet as his moves? We just don't know. As the cops fell into place behind the kind and unknowing woman (similar to the final scene in The Blues Brothers) and the man with a trimmer that would no longer trim, the woman came to the realization that this mope was not ride-worthy. She pulled to the side of the road for the cops, and trimmer-boy bailed out like he was destined to take Normandy; he wasn't, of course. Trimmer boy jumped over the railing and made a good head of steam as he headed toward Hobby Lobby the hard way. Right through the brush. And here he was, without an operable trimmer. Was he looking to be framed? Glittered? We cannot read minds people! He made it, but not before losing one of his shoes and a fairly new coat that he probably never paid for. Stymied by his stamina, the cops gathered up to go find him again. By that point, he had stolen a young girl's bicycle from in front of the Game Stop outlet. John Candy and Steve Martin should have been so lucky in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. K9 assistance came in the form of a MSP Trooper and his dog, Odin. The team recovered the running man's coat but were not aware that he had taken to two (stolen) wheels in his journey to becoming the most unwanted man in Bangor. We thought we had lost him. A short time later we were contacted by loss prevention professionals from Kohl's Department Store. It seems a man wearing one shoe had purchased a pair of sporty brown boots after showing up on the lady's bicycle. He had seemed winded. He also did not explain his one shoe or his lack of the mate to that very same shoe. He left the store. But, the story does not end there. A few hours later, Trimmer-boy came back to Kohl's in the manner that all criminals soon return to the scene of their misdeeds. The man, still freshly shod with sporty brown boots then tried to fraudulently return some merchandise that had been stolen earlier. Of course, he wanted a refund. There is not a better way to get ahead than getting full value for items that you never paid for in the first place. The suspicious crew of Kohl's called the police. Police arrived, and much to everyone's surprise, the man ran again. He was caught by a Bangor Police Officer a short time later. He was taken to jail. It was discovered that not only was Trimmer-boy powerless because he had previously lobbed the load of lithium, he was also out on bail for past misdeeds. He was charged with robbery, and theft, two counts of refusing to submit to arrest, and his cake had candles representing sixteen counts of violating his bail (also known as conditions of release) from the same number of--previous--and outstanding criminal charges. When I use the term outstanding, I am using the word in the context of past, and unanswered incidents, and not, in the same way, that I might refer to Captain America's shield...or tights. The man was not from the area, and we have heard that law enforcement officials from his area are pleased as punch that he moved on to Penobscot County. These times do try us. The young lady will get her bicycle back. This is how we roll. Well, SHE rolls. Keep your hands to yourself, leave other people's things alone, and be kind to one another. TC BPD 3You and 2 others
  11. 14 points
    It's not the matches that's causing shortages. It's those darn people that practice!
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    So Friday I was informed that I was exposed to the Wuhon crud. I was sent home for a two week paid vacation and told to quarantine. Ok, not a problem. I called home to spread the good news........ then called the County department of health to get tested. Today at 2:00. Results Weds. When I got home, Kaya was already getting the camper ready for my stay. Food, clothes, etc. As I was told to avoid contact I requested all my hunting clothes too. After all, there ain't nobody in my stand with me, right?!? Two weeks off during the early rut to hunt! Yee haw!! But, here's the reason for this post: 1. Look at your camper and think about if you had to live in it. Is it big enough to be comfy? Is it well stocked? 2. Put away the new guns. YOUR WIFE WILL SEE THEM IF YOU LEFT THEM OUT! 3. Thank your God for giving you the family around you. My wife is a strong woman and providing me with everything I need even before I know I need it. My daughter knew what gear I needed to hunt and even got my 1911 for me to keep in the camper. My son is keeping tabs on me because I will hide it if I need to go to the ER at some point. 4. The Saloon is a wonderful place to be. Keep the posts coming. It gives me something to do while I'm in prison..... There's more but I need to take another nap. Talk soon!
  14. 13 points
    Amy Coney Barrett has just been confirmed as our newest Supreme Court Justice!
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  19. 11 points
    I like a TO that is quiet, out of the way, and not visible after the beep. I really like a distinct pause between "standby" and "beep". After the beep, let me own the stage, don't be in my peripheral vision, and don't say anything unless there's a real safety issue. I will own my P's just fine.
  20. 11 points
    My Jack loves me, and I love him, even when he forgets he’s 90 lbs full grown and tries crawling in my lap while sitting around the campfire.
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    The person (s) who designed a small pistol primer 45ACP case should be kicked in the nuts until they die.
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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
  25. 10 points
    I prefer Timer Operators who follow the procedures as taught in the RO2 (Range Officer Training Course): RO2 p.8 A T/O who obviously counts misses and doesn't check the count of ALL THREE spotters is a major irritation.
  26. 10 points
    If any woman protecting a child doesn't scare a man, he doesn't understand the situation
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    My son should have got this badge when the mouthy kid in the troop called me a cripple behind my back. He demonstrated the will and ability immediately and to good effect. The Troop Leader just turned and walked away. Didn't see a thing. It was several years before I found out why and how that kid hit the ground so hard.
  28. 10 points
    I can set my own mouse traps.
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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 will take this time to invoke my Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.
  33. 9 points
    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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    Have your wife bring you some tampons. With tampons, you can go horseback riding and walk on the beach and play volleyball and a bunch of other fun things. At least according to the commercials I've seen.
  36. 9 points
    I hear Acme has some great products to deter an aggressive coyote.
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    After a terrible shipwreck, a man found himself alone on an island. He went about the island in search of food and shelter. After a long walk, the man froze in terror as he saw a tribe of cannibals in the middle of a celebration... The man thought to himself, "I’m so screwed!" To his surprise, a bright light came from the heavens and a deep voice said to him "Not yet my son, listen very carefully: what you have to do is; run up to the chief of the tribe, kick him in the nuts, and take his spear. As soon as you take his spear, kill his only son with it." Without thinking twice, the man did as he was told. As he put the spear through the young cannibal's heart, the bright light appeared again and the deep voice said to him, "Now you’re screwed."
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    As seen in the Alamo giftshop, San Antonio Make 2 of these bad boys with some black pepper and tobasco and you'll be eatin' frontier gunfighter style
  44. 9 points
    I seem to have a stockpile of everything, so I have been giving primers to younger shooters and loaning ammo to folks in my club who will pay me back once they can find ammo.
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    Well, one time I took a half dozen of those really thing waste basket liners, the ones you see in offices lining the little 3 gallon waste baskets. Filled one (filled is relative, what with having to twist it and tie it off, so maybe about 1/3 full) with straight oxygen from the welding set. Filled another with straight acetylene. Filled the others with what I guesstimated to be 1/4 Oxy and 3/4 acetylene, another about half and half, and the last at 1/4 acetylene and 3/4 O2. Took some of those long fireplace matches. Lit one, plunged it into the pure O2. Burned real bright, but nothing special. Next was the 100% acetylene. Big flare up and impressive flash and fireball, but it just burned as it exited the hole the match had made. Then I did the 25% acetylene/75% O2. Plunged the lit match in and then sat there stunned by the concussion, looking at the match in my hand and wondering if any of the neighbors heard it. I cut the remaining bags open with my knife.
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  47. 8 points
    Read a post here recently about problems with shipping firearms to Taurus for repair. Here is my story. I bought a used Taurus PT1911 last year. Shot it in several wild bunch matches and then it developed a problem. Contacted Taurus and explained the problem and made it known to them that I was not the original owner. I was told to ship it to them and then expect a 12 week turn around time. I shipped the pistol on 5 Oct, Taurus received it on 7 Oct. Monday I received an e-mail telling me my gun was fixed and ready for shipping. Today, 28 Oct I received my gun back fixed with a explanation of what work was done. My only cost was the shipping to send gun to them. I'd say that was pretty good customer service. I think good service deserves to be acknowledged just as much as poor service.
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    There is a large Jewish presence in New York. From day one they have actively resisted social distancing as it applies to their observance of the Sabbath and other religious observations. The forced closing of their houses of worship and prohibition of worshipping God as they have for millennia has not sit well with many of them. The governor and mayor really really have taken exception of this and are actively trying to punish the Jewish community for not blindly following their edicts. Don't forget that for most of the Jewish community the atrocities of Hitler and Stalin are fresh memories. Blindly following government edicts is something they no longer do.
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