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  1. At the 2019 Western Divisional I was awarded a JEDI Gunfighter buckle. Nasty Nels was the presenter and when he gave it to me I told him that sometime in the future I would build a gun cart to display it on and this is what I came up with. Widder helped me get another buckle out of Korrupt Karl because I like displaying the original on my gun belt. Double Diamond (Darrell Brinkmeier) designed and built all of the leather work and spent days working on the leather Josey Wales medallion on the front of the chest and did an absolutely amazing job. The cart is built out of African Blac
    33 points
  2. I went to our local club yesterday for some plinking time with 22s. At the other end of the firing line was a group of 20-somethings who were quite, diverse. Two lesbians, a dorky hipster, one I wasn’t sure about, and the group leader was a scruffy hippy with more hair than any five of us Saloonatics combined. My old-fart-caution-sensors were pinging so I kept an eye on them for safety’s sake. There was something that just felt off. But after an hour or so of me ventilating tin cans and watching them, here’s what I saw. All were wearing hearing and eye
    30 points
  3. So to speak. Today, I retired from my Law Enforcement job, after 34 years of full time and 36 years total. I start in the morning at a local gun shop as manager. Working in Law Enforcement was a front seat at the greatest show on earth, but it's time to change to something else.
    30 points
  4. I read a lot of posts on the wire - even some that I really don't have a lot of interest in specifically; but I enjoy seeing folks interactions. One thing I often see is, shooters telling others that their choice of equipment is not nearly as important as some others claim. An example: X model gun is just as good as Y model gun for most shooters in our game because "somebody" shot the X model gun really fast in a youtube video and "somebody else" won a world championship with it 25 years ago. And if "those somebodies" can do that with the X gun faster
    29 points
  5. 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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  6. Sorry, but I need to vent!!!! I experienced the WORST customer service today. I don't want to mention the name of the shop because I'm not sure how I'm going to proceed. Last night I bought something from this shop. I paid cash for it. I took it home and found out it didn't work. So today, less than 24 hours later I took it back to the shop and asked if I could get a refund. The girl in the store told me “NO” even though I still had the receipt. I asked if I could get a replacement instead then. Again this person told me "NO." I asked to talk to a manager now as I'm really not happy and I e
    27 points
  7. 1- To help out worthy causes like the Happy Trails Children's Foundation, SASS Scholarship Fund, etc etc. 2- SOMETIMES YOU WIN! I bought a few raffle tickets at Winter Range to benefit the Happy Trails Children's Foundation. I figured at the time I was just making a donation and had pretty well forgotten about it. Fast forward to earlier this week, I got a call from Dutch at HT telling me I'd won the grand prize for that drawing! A pair of consecutive serial number AWA Peacekeepers in 45 Colt, Nickel, with 4.75 in barrels. and A holster set made
    27 points
  8. First off, I would like to thank you all for your prayers, thoughts, and good wishes. Momma is still in the hospital. She went in Wednesday for a heart valve replacement. The proceedure was to take two days at the most if everything went well. Be home by thursday. Well, they hit a snag and she was not able to come home yesterday nor today. I just spoke to her on the phone, and she is sounding much better than she did yesterday. I just wish to express my gratitude to all you good folks out there in cowboy land. God bless you all.
    26 points
  9. 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 j
    25 points
  10. 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 yo
    25 points
  11. https://www.google.com/maps/d/view?mid=1a5THNVZ2Dm_-CUf9h8jW6-fO8k1DPpab&usp=sharing I developed a map that might help to streamline the planning of trips incorporating Cowboy Action Shooting matches. This map contains SASS affiliated locations’ listings derived from the SASS website. Always, always check with the club directly before making any definite plans. Some of these clubs’ locations and websites as listed were almost impossible to confirm and/or update. Depending upon the number of views/interests I will update and enhance the attributes of the map. For correc
    24 points
  12. The last gusty day we had finally took its toll on our flag, and, frankly, I had waited about six months too long because of fading. Took it down Tuesday. Wife ordered a new one Friday night. It arrived about noon. Has the tangle free pole. Got the bracket up, grabbed the flag mounted on the pole, grabbed my phone, played Morning Colors as I put it in the socket.
    23 points
  13. After 28 years and three months my tenure at the law firm has ended. On January 1, 2021 I will be self employed running my own law office out of my home. I'm unemployed until then. I can't believe how big a jackass my new boss is going to be.
    23 points
  14. Received my SASS membership renewal in the mail, $65. Wish I went life 21 years ago but with four mouths to feed, mortgage, car and general life I didn't have the money. 21 years ago I'm thinking membership was $25 or $30. Last few years I've debated, specially since it's been a few years since I've attend a State or above match. BALDERDASH! I've made up my mind! Went online I paid for a life membership. Assuming no rate increases in the the next 12.3 years I'll break even when I'm 79 years old. Merry Christmas to the Staff at SASS headquarters! So in the next years you se
    22 points
  15. And put 1917 in the Blu-ray, No politics for me tonight. Nothing I can do about it anyway. Or maybe Sgt. York.
    22 points
  16. This one is AWESOME! HalloweenCoffeeShopPrank.mp4
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  17. I survived my surgery, I am told everything went well. My pain is significant but not intolerable. I'll update in a day or two. If you don't care, send me you address and I'll send dead flowers If that's not funny I blame the anesthesia
    22 points
  18. Now if they dump LaPierre and do some other house cleaning things may improve.
    21 points
  19. Are you 'whining' about your post being moved? If you are, you need to go to the Saloon and put it on the 'Whiners' thread..... ..........Widder
    21 points
  20. 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.
    21 points
  21. 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.
    21 points
  22. Our youngest granddaughter Sophie is a sophomore in high school, a self taught artist and member of the swim team. This is her latest still life, charcoal. She astounds me. I think the reason I exist was to bring my grandchildren into the world. They humble me.
    20 points
  23. https://gunsmagazine.com/discover/cowboy-action-shooting-101/ Some of you say you never see a CAS article in magazines. This is my second, the first being on Wild Bunch last year. Subscribe to Guns and you'll see more related articles as time goes by.
    20 points
  24. Before I had my morning Joe, I spotted some morning doe out in the yard. 5 of em and a little buck. Then about 100 yards out, I saw the Big Boy. Couldn't get a decent shot through the wintry window so I snuck out the back door as quite as I could and as the doe moved off he actually came closer to pose. Thanks, Buck.
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  25. To the person who stole my glasses. I will find you. I have contacts.
    19 points
  26. Sportsmanship and being part of a team kinda demands that he still show up and be part of the team even if he cannot play.
    19 points
  27. 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
    19 points
  28. The Cajon Cowboys had to rebuild their range earlier this year because the new owner of the ranch where the range is, totally rebuilt the entire facility. Most of the facades were salvaged but placing them and securing them in their new locations took hundreds of hours of labor and lots of hardware and paint. I held a gun cart raffle to aid in the rebuilding costs and to drum up badly needed labor I came up with another scheme to give another gun cart away to the working force. Well BearTrap, the Cajon Cowboys match director got wind of it and shut it down, he said one was enough. Choctaw Gal
    19 points
  29. I'm supposed to be downsizing my militaria collection. Selling some. Gifting some. Don't want to leave the mem sahib holding the bag when I croak. But I saw this thing and for some reason couldn't exist. Unwrapped it today. Nice patina but I didn't get it for that. Being a Bohemian at heart, I'm all about Beauty, Truth, and Love. I figgered that this might be cleaned up to show it's true beauty. So I cleaned it up a bit and Et Voila! Oh, the reason I was attracted to it is... Now I feel like I
    19 points
  30. THE GOOD: I survived open heart surgery. The real good part is that they had to open me back up 3 times to stop internal bleeding after the surgery was over and I was stapled back up. They had to remove wiring, etc..... to open me up, give me lots of blood, etc..... Still healing but doing well. THE BAD: poor Red Knee. The surgery didn't slow me down! ..........Widder
    18 points
  31. What's next...changing the word "cowboy" to "bovine-person-individual" to remove any gender assignments designations that may offend someone?
    18 points
  32. An Englishman is sitting at the bar between a Scotsman and an Irishman. He turned to the Scotsman and asked him, "If you weren't a Scotsman, what would you be?" The Scotsman thought a moment, then replied, "I'd be an Englishman". The Englishman then turned to the Irishman and asked, "If you weren't an Irishman, what would you be?" The Irishman responded, "I'd be ashamed".
    18 points
  33. This is going to probably be an unpopular answer but here goes. Classic Cowboy is a COSTUME based category. I can't ever fathom why someone chooses a category that emphasizes costuming then they try to do it with as little as possible. Go all out or go home. Classic Cowboys rule.
    18 points
  34. A vet up in Denver had his 100th birthday yesterday and his neighbors arranged a little parade for him. He served in Wyoming’s 115th Cavalry. They were Federalized in 1940 and served mostly along the Northwest coast during the war. Many of the opted for combat assignments. The first man ashore at Utah beach was a former 115th officer. Here’s a great photo of the 115th at Ft. Lewis Washington in ‘42.
    18 points
  35. I only shot 3 or 4 matches last year, none of them were big matches. I still felt like I got my moneys worth. I intend to pay my yearly dues again without knowing how many matches I will be able to attend. Heck, I'm just proud to tell people that I'm a member of SASS. ..........Widder
    18 points
  36. MODIFICATION APPLICATIONS APPROVED - 2020 18 FEB 2020 MOD: Replacement of original metal magazine tube with one made of carbon fiber. PURPOSE: If the magazine tube receives a blow from the outside, it cannot dent. 17 SEP 2020 MOD: Replacement of 1873 loading gate with an 1866 type PURPOSE: Rounds are easier to load into the magazine “and specially ladies don’t break their fingernails anymore.” 11 NOV 2020 MOD: Installation of an internally-adjustable set screw on the carrier arm of 1873 lever. PURPOSE: Easie
    18 points
  37. So does an elderly/infirm or new shooter who shoots over 100 second stages. Last time I checked there are no rules that say you have to shoot the stage fast. My father, on the the few matches he shoots, walks from position to position. He has no desire to shoot fast. He is there to enjoy the day. He pays the same as everyone else and deserves the same consideration.
    18 points
  38. AHEM ! Aren't we forgetting something??
    18 points
  39. I spent a couple of days in the hospital early this week which is never fun. But since I happened to be up at the crack of dawn Tuesday, I took this pic from my window. Nature is amazing, isn't it?
    17 points
  40. In my case, I pretty much dropped out of active participation several years ago because of time conflicts - in addition to working full-time, I was spending 20+ hours a week on Scouting. But I would turn out for a match on occasion, seldom enough that, unlike that frog in a pot of water, the changes to the game were evident to me. Then I retired and I was set to get back into it, but that darned Covid thing happened. To reflect for a moment: When I was first introduced to Cowboy Action Shooting about twenty-five or so years ago it was the most fun activity I'd ever experienced.
    17 points
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