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Happy Jack, SASS #20451

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  1. Steampunk is normally combined with B-Western/Silver screen at Costume Contests. It has been a standalone costume category the last 3 years at EOT. There are NO official rules as to what constitutes a Steampunk costume. If the wearer says it is Steampunk it is judged by what normal Steampunk outfits look like. Copper Queen has bought a few Steampunk books with photos and history in order to properly judge costumes that are similar. As for shooting categories Steampunk costumes are worn in all categories except B-Western and Classic Cowboy/girl. Some local clubs actually have a Steampunk category.
  2. IF you want a flip phone style AND a smart phone the new Samsung Galaxy Z is both. As for me, I am sticking with old dumb flip phones. My Samsung Convoy will be dead at the end of the year BUT I am going to get a new Kyocera Dura Extreme (I'm with Verizon). Like my old one military tough, waterproof, no GPS and can get it with no camera to reduce issues in restricted areas.
  3. I seem to recall that Coyote Calhoun(RIP) started that category a few years ago.
  4. They don't post signs but in our school district (San Juan, UT) Many of the staff carry concealed.
  5. Try Imperial Sizing wax for a lube. If that doesn't help you need to anneal or buy new brass. Annealing brass without the right equipment ruins more cases than it helps. Be aware of that.
  6. NO, but my wife Copper Queen has been running the Costume Contest at EOT for the last 13 years.
  7. Not meaning to put a damper on this discussion but as PaleWolf has stated several times "discussion on facebook are NOT official rules declarations". I personally agree with the gist of the statements but the Shooters Handbook as quoted is the Official statement. I noticed that some TO instructors have posted their positions on this thread but they don't totally agree with each other. Interesting. You could send a copy of the photo to PaleWolf for the RO Committee's official position on the matter.
  8. At the IDPA and USPSA Championship matches they list the most popular powders in use. For 9mm Titegroup is used more than ALL other powders combined. I think the reason we don't see it a lot on this forum is it isn't listed in the lyman pistol reloading book. But every other reloading manual except VV lists it.
  9. To the best of my knowledge Kirkpatrick only makes one style holster for the 1911. It is called the "Wild Bunch Holster" and it is a straight drop holster. I know of no-one ever showing up at a WBAS match with an FBI cant holster. If that is a picture of the Kirkpatrick holster my guess is the camera angle makes it appear canted but it is not. "Holsters ......... must be of traditional or military design made of canvas or leather." WBAS SHB page 15 Traditional and military design holsters for the 1911 were of straight drop design. The FBI cant is NOT of traditional design. (we are talking about the early 1900's when discussing WBAS design.)
  10. As Silver Sam noted, Trump has appointed several judges to the 9th. Circuit. Probably the case went before 3 of them. If appealed before the entire court the current judgment will probably be reversed.
  11. Bummer you ordered some Bob, I am going to CortezTuesday. I have hundreds. Let me know.
  12. Sadly descent thermal is still expensive. Consumer add ons like video, etc. just take money from the real purpose. Quality components. You are much better off getting a scope without all the stupid stuff. All you really need is something to look through, not something to post your stuff on youtube, facebook, etc.
  13. Do you want a viewer or a weapon mounted scope?? I am sure you don't want to spend the money for an L3 or the like. Probably the best optics for reasonable money $5-7K are from: IR Patrol IR Hunter MK III or the HALO LR. High end thermal runs about $10-13K still.
  14. I've cancelled 3 straight 3gun matches here at my range as the majority of our shooters can't get enough 9mm/223 to shoot. We use about 200 rounds of pistol, 75 rounds of rifle, and 40 SG shells per match. Some still shoot .40 or 45acp but no-one wants to burn up ammo right now. Even those who reload are not wanting to shoot much.
  15. I have a nice Celestron 6" reflector. I STRONGLY suggest you contact OPT in Carlsbad, CA. optcorp.com They will give you the best information and sell you something that will work at a reasonable price. I have dealt with them over the years. There is a HUGE difference between a cheap big box telescope and a real motor drive astronomical telescope. Tell them what you want to do and they will tell you straight.
  16. I have 3 from the early 60's. NOT for sale.
  17. Best job I ever had was a member of a small group called "development division" making highly effective ultra pure small quantity neurotoxins for God and Country. As the political environment changed our services were no longer acceptable so we were disbanded. Then I went to work in research for a civilian organization called "specialty chemicals" until they were also closed. Later as an R&D chemist for GE. Retired for a few years now. Still work at home as hard but don't get paid. At least I can choose my hours and jobs.
  18. Dusty, planning a funeral, morning family member loss right now. Plenty of tears and sorrow going on. Will send you a PM when things get better. Taking a break from it right no.
  19. The one in the plastic case belongs to a HK 91/G3. If you want to part with it I could use it.
  20. It is easy to tell if the material is nylon or polyester. Take a small flame and if it is nylon it will be a strong acrid odor when melting/burning. If it is polyester it will have a sweet smell. Solvents are different for the 2 materials if you try the solvent route. I agree to try a worm.
  21. For serious stuff I use Imperial Sizing Wax. Now made by Hornady. Every benchrest shooter has used it exclusively for as long as I can remember. It is also the lube of choice for making wildcat cases.
  22. I handled the prototype revolvers at the SHOT show last week. They were VERY pretty but were NOT smooth to cock. trigger pull was very nice but tough to cock. Maybe they were just over-sprung. The Owner used to work for Colt so I am sure he knows about their trademarks. He said at the show that they would be available by late Summer. Will have to wait and see. (incidentally the company has done the CCH work for Colt for many years so they are certainly legitimate)
  23. The President of Standard worked for Colt for quite few years. Left about 3 years ago. He was also very familiar with the USFA SAA program. I think they are trying out the market with many different prototypes to see what has interest. They even had a semi-auto Thompson in the booth. Beautiful looking work on all the firearms. I have no idea what will actually happen.
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