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Cyrus Cassidy #45437

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  • Birthday 01/01/1976

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    SASS, IPSC, IDPA, hunting, coin collecting, baseball.

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  1. The key word was "amateur." I use real gunsmiths, not self-proclaimed "gunsmiths."
  2. Pard, that's the only way I've EVER seen a factory-stock Ruger, and their internals are worse!!!
  3. That happened in Colorado. A family had a tall privacy fence around their property and their teenage daughter decided to sunbathe in a tiny bikini. A perverted neighbor flew a drone overhead and was peeping on her. Daddy did what any good daddy would do, and shot it down with a 12 gauge. He was arrested and prosecuted...and the jury nullified it. Jury nullification is when a jury admits that a person technically committed the crime with which they were charged, but acquits them anyway. In Colorado, it's illegal for anyone to tell a jury that nullification is a possibility, so I make sure as many people as possible know about it.
  4. Pard, what gave you the impression there were occupants?
  5. When I started shooting USPSA and IDPA seriously, I became a 1911 snob. I currently own two. One was completely custom made on a Caspian frame and slide, and the other is a completely customized Springfield. The only Springfield parts are the frame and slide, and only the frame is factory original (I actually shot this gun so much it wore out and I had to do a complete rebuild). I have about $4000 into the Caspian, and probably $2500 into the Springfield. Quite frankly, off-the-shelf 1911s don't do it for me at all. All these manufacturers are offering custom-like options such as wide and ambidextrous safeties, custom metal work, sexy sights, etc. However, they are all done CHEAPLY. They look like custom guns, but they are NOT even in the same ballpark. Since I'm set on 1911s, I'll leave this one at the store.
  6. Parole is when you are released from prison, contingent upon good behavior. Probation is keeping your nose clean in lieu of going to jail or prison. Further screw-ups trigger the jail/prison sentence from the original crime.
  7. Everything is correct except one detail: Your sentence ends after 20 years expires (in this example) INCLUDING your time on parole. So after 9 years, 11 months, and 12 days, you would have just a few weeks of sentence left to serve. That said, whatever crime you committed to get your parole revoked would undoubtedly create a new sentence (assuming conviction) to serve.
  8. I bought this mould from a guy on the Cast Boolits forum. I recently acquired a model 1866 Allin Conversion in .50-70 and want to shoot it, so I bought the mould and some brass. The mould is in great shape; I’m just struck by the box it came in (they are all orange plastic now). They still make this mould, but based on the box, how old do you suppose it is?
  9. I recently purchased a model 1861 "Colt Special," a basic infantry rifle from the Civil War made under contract by Colt on behalf of the Springfield armory. I don't believe in safe queens, and I have been casting for a few decades. But I've never cast a minie ball. I have the Lyman minie ball mold on my wish list at Midway USA, and I already have a ton of SPG lube. So here is my question: Do you size it after you cast it? It should be smaller than the diameter of the bore already, as opposed to most bullets. So why size it other than to get the lube into the grooves? If you simply dip it into molten lube, you would have a bunch of extra lube on the bearing surface. So how do you lube it?
  10. I don't know about cardboard, but inflatable tanks were used as an integral part of Eisenhower's deception plan to convince Hitler and the Germans that the D-Day landings were a feint, and the main effort was landing elsewhere. Coupled with radio transmissions between non-existent units and Patton being sidelined, Hitler bought it hook, line, and sinker. However, this is not 1944 and Russia is not Germany. Putin may be diabolical, but he's also a political genius, and he has spent his entire adult life studying how the United States conceives of and thinks about war. He knows us....AAAAAAAND he has multi-spectral satellite technology. Multi-spectral satellites collect images outside of the visible spectrum of light. By collecting certain invisible wavelengths, multi-spectral images can determine the material from which an object is made. So inflatable tanks will show up as rubber, and cardboard tanks will show up as cardboard.
  11. 1- The biggest problem with this is the computer system in the M1 Abrams is amazingly advanced, but requires CONSTANT updates from the operators to keep it as accurate as it's supposed to be. The training on this is stupidly complex, and I question the Ukrainians' ability to do this well. So I fear it's going to be a very expensive waste of resources. 2- I'm rooting for Ukraine because I believe in everyone's right to self-determination. HOWEVER, I do not believe we should be involved in this. This has the potential to spin out of control much faster than we can get it under control, and I'm also sick and tired of expending immense resources fighting other peoples' battles.
  12. One of my old colleagues just got his name in the news and the city settled out of court over one of these guys.
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