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The Rainmaker, SASS #11631

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  1. Try Woodworker's Source. I used to frequent the store in Tucson when I lived there and have ordered online as well. https://www.woodworkerssource.com/ or try www.cookwoods.com. They seem to have some in stock. Not cheap though. If you're making pistol grips, ask for cut-offs or scraps. Woodworker's Source always had a nice selection of cut-offs.
  2. Is it faster to Chicago or by train??? Actually, I really do appreciate your inquiries. This actually does help with ROs that are not sure. (I can be one of those too) "Engaged" to me means attempted. Failure to fire, malfunction, ejected round, whatever. But if you just skip em, seems like it would be a P.
  3. PWB usually likes to let em go a few pages before he gets to em. I think he likes to watch the train wrecks. He's like that ya know...
  4. Just don't milk the bull. Er... try to milk the bull.
  5. You can instruct instead of chastise. You don't have to be a hammer when you can politely teach. Do you have to be a hammer sometimes? Sure, just don't make it a habit. When folks learn what SASS rules are (yes, at our monthlies) they will be much better equipped to get through a large match with no question as to what they're doing is within the rules. Be nice... but enforce the rules.
  6. Once upon a time, the Rossi Overland was THE hammered double for SASS. Yes, that was long ago and at that time, their were few choices other than originals. But many a Rossi has been run through CAS stages. Buy It!
  7. Boy, we can dance all around this one, can't we? Yes, anytime a shooter has an opportunity for a reshoot, it's automatically an advantage for them as they have already shot it. Sorry to the folks that haven't shot it before it was physically changed (to make it safer) and the poor sap who actually had the issue tripped and fell, most likely injured themselves (as simple as a bruise) spilled their prize firearms out on the ground, got embarrassed in front of the posse, completely flustered, aggravated, wounded and completely thrown off their game. Yes, it is now an advantage for them. In fact, I try to trip over something on the stage, fall, drop a gun and get my DQ just so I can get a reshoot and get that advantage. Politics and slants in one direction or another happen, they just do; we are human. But still, if the stage is deemed unsafe and changed to remove the safety hazard, the folks who faced the stage BEFORE the change, should be offered a reshoot and any DQ removed. Yes, you could throw out the stage (match officials' choice), but I would really hope the stages were looked at enough to avoid something like this before the match (especially a large match). Do things happen that we don't foresee? Of course they do, make the MOST FAIR call you can and move on. Will everyone be happy? Is everyone ever happy?
  8. What if you're on the firing line, bring the firearm to bear, pull the trigger and "click"? Is that dry firing? Am I ok to do this?
  9. Sorry Griff, have to disagree. This shooter lost an entire match to something that was deemed enough of a problem to change. All of the subsequent shooters had a different stage to shoot; I don't care how many shooters were able to get through it safely. Would you be ok with targets that were 20 yards away when you shot them and were moved up to 10 for everyone else? If it was a prop and if it was changed by match officials, then MDQ erased.
  10. Welcome and Happy Shootin! Go to matches!
  11. Gives you a little something to do with your new pistols. Let's you put your own "mark" on em. They're easy to work on and there is enough info out on the old interwebs to get ya through a little light polishing, deburring and spring replacement. And it sure feels good to know you helped make em better. As always, if you don't feel comfortable breaking them down and doing the work, PLEASE have someone competent do the work. The key is to just clean them up a bit; if later on (after several hundred rounds) you feel you want them raced up, get yourself a good CAS gunsmith and let er rip! Happy Shootin'!
  12. Sounds like you did pretty well. I usually expect to lose about 10% of my brass (give or take). I know larger matches are hard for returning brass (especially with common firing lines), but I hate lost brass matches. I get that they usually do a fund raiser with Scouts or some such, still don't like em. I'd love to get 96% of my brass back!
  13. Well done North Alabama Regulators! Nice match. Despite the rain and dropped pistol, I had a great time. Congrats Sidekick and Dodge City Dixie! Jackalope and Anita Margarita ran a great posse, thank you.
  14. There's no doubt FA makes a fine piece. Are they ready to CAS out of the box? For the higher price, I would hope they were race-ready. And my Rugers will outlast my grandkids so...
  15. Creeker, couldn't have said it better myself. If you need to vary round counts to be creative, you need to go back the drawing board. Not to say that varying the round count once in a while is a bad thing, but you don't need it to be creative.
  16. Pizza from Nancy's in Covington! Big, thick, STUFFED pizza! Oh yeah... ANY ice cream!
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