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About Creeker, SASS #43022

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  • Birthday 04/21/1966

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    Cowboy Action Shooting - Raising my daughter - Creative writing.

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  1. I like anyone with the spine to step up and state their opinion (even knowing it may be unpopular). I like Phantom. But like is cheap. What I respect is anyone who has the testicular fortitude to stick to their opinion in the face of loud opposition. Folks that (when they're not wrong) don't apologize and walk it back. Folks that understand that if it comes down to a choice between telling the truth or hurting your feelings - the truth should win out every time. I respect Phantom.
  2. I'm a long term (since age 8; Desert Scorpion takes great pride in starting at age 5) multi discipline shooter. My first job at 14 was in a gun shop (by 15, I was running said shop and doing all ordering). For over a decade; I ran the firearms division for one of the largest pawn shop chains in the nation. I'm a Nevada concealed weapons instructor. My family and I have owned a gun shop in Pahrump NV since 2001. And oddly; after all that - I don't own a single firearm.
  3. Looking forward to it. Coming to Chandler Friday; dinner with friends at the Keg Friday night. Eight stages of shooting in Tucson on Saturday; followed by an afternoon at Old Tucson Studios. Another night in Phoenix and then go shoot Prescott on Sunday morning. I can't always make all the multi day shoots that I would like to. But with a little planning; it is easy to string a weekends worth of monthlies together for some of the same fun.
  4. I was very cognizant of doing this with my feet as a Duelist and TRY to do it even today as a Gunfighter. It was more important as a Double Duelist because of the transition options DD opens up. But time spent shuffling is time wasted - it's just better camouflaged if there are other additional actions I have to perform prior to the next gun (as does a supported shooter or Gunfighter) A good double Duelist is close to juggling. Hands moving continuously - while the body and feet build a solid yet reactive platform.
  5. Gist Silversmiths. They were set up at one of the many Cowboy Christmas sales events that occurs while National Finals Rodeo is in Las Vegas. Seems to be a good quality buckle. And while not cheap - was not ridiculous in any way for a one off custom buckle. Shot with the buckle displayed on my shotgun belt this past weekend... My only complaint - Did not make me any faster.
  6. My girls wanted to get me this for Christmas 2018 - but between false modesty and not wanting them to waste their monies for a vanity; I declined. So when my girls asked me last year, "What do you want for Christmas?". I shocked them by admitting, that I really wanted to get a buckle to commemorate being honored as 2018 Jedi Gunfighter of the year. So finally after a long wait - here it is. I know pride is a sin; I just can't help it.
  7. Prior to becoming a mediocre Gunfighter; I was, for a while, a mediocre Double Duelist. That being said; heed my advice understanding there may only be minimal value contained. Duelist and even more so with Double Duelist; the category is all about transitions. Flowing pistol to pistol to long gun to long gun, etc. is most easily done smoothly when you ALWAYS have a free hand while shooting pistols (as a DD does). This free hand means you can anchor on the next gun (if rifle) or on your shot shells (if shotgun). What does any of this have to do with foot placement? Everything. If I am shooting pistols and long gun from the same position; my body position/ blading/ foot position will be the same for pistols as it will be for long guns. While the off side pistol may at first feel "odd" - I guarantee that dancing in place is not efficient use of your time during the pistol string. And as mentioned above; I can use my body positioning by anchoring the off hand to prepare to transition to the next firearm. If I am shooting the pistols AND there will NOT be a long gun fired from same position - I adjust to a more squared position facing the targets. Still with a mindset of direction of movement and gun order - so I can best consider which pistol to shoot first and hand anchoring.
  8. Actually - I've had instances where a continuous fluid movement took both feet completely off the ground.
  9. I'll take the BLACK wahmaker new. And the GREY/ BLACK vaquero. Let me know shipping cost and where to send funds. Thanks
  10. To what point? Is there an issue with shooters shooting too light of shotgun loads for some tastes? We already use knockdowns for shotgun - most are adjustable to require solid hits. To make an event designed to punish targets, equipment (some well aged and fragile) and shooters shoulders (some well aged and fragile) seems unpleasant and unnecessary.
  11. The Geo code has not worked for quite a while. When I'm hunting a new club or shoot; I just keep two browser windows open. One with the club info and Google maps. Copy and paste the city and state to determine exactly where it is and how long it will take me to get there. And as a lot of clubs shoot at recognized ranges - most of those are searchable by name in Google maps as well (really handy when an event is in a large metro area so you know "where" the range is in relation to the rest of the city - i.e. shooting in Phoenix; pick the right Phoenix hotels and you're are 5 - 10 minutes away from the ranges. Pick wrong and you're still in Phoenix metro - but 60 - 90 minutes away.)
  12. Firearm internals - White lithium grease. From Home Depot in a tube. Externals - off brand aerosol sprays or drip tubes. For my car; I'll run Mobil 1. For firearms that need ongoing replenishment - I refuse to pay 10x the price for 1/10th the product. In my opinion, (and I might be wrong - I commonly am) unless you have an enclosed system to contain it and a method to return it to a given surface (as in your car with a oil pump and pan) oil is for rust prevention and short term lubrication (short term; meaning basically the X number of movements required to displace the oil {hence the oil pump to replenish the lube prior to the number of movements required to displace}). Oil does not penetrate steel and without the physical "bulk/ presence" (I'm sure there is a scientific term for this - I just don't know it) and the surface tension (cling) of grease; metal to metal surface drag quickly eliminates that film or float of oil. So as Danny said to Sandy. Grease is the word.
  13. Spotting is a physical exercise. You will need to move - spotting with your rear end on a stool is not allowable. Spotting is a mental, visual, auditory, deductive and learning process. Mental: You have to know the stage and target order and ALL possibilities to engage it. Visual: You will have to watch for hits - watch for non hits - watch for bullet strikes off target. Auditory: Listen for strikes - listen for non strikes - know which plates ring and which are dead. Know that rebar sounds different than plate. Deductive: A bullet strike in the dirt 30 degrees off the firing line is likely not a miss, but probably a edger/ ricochet. Learning: Just because a shooter does something differently than you would have doesn't always mean its wrong. And lastly is the speech I always give as a Posse Leader: Every shooter here is not expecting to win a championship or even place in category. But EVERY shooter here is hoping to do the very best they are capable of. And if they are trying to do their very best - then they deserve your very best effort to support that. If you cannot give them your best - hand off the duty.
  14. So we dumb down to the lowest common denominator? Where do we stop? Because, I assure you; there are some within our game that are nearly incapable of movement, counting, handling projectile weapons or even driving to the range in the first place. But we don't do away with the game because of them. I'm really not trying to be insulting - I just question any philosophy that advocates punishing everyone; because some will exercise poor judgement.
  15. Unsafe for whom? No one is and no would ever consider forcing anyone to do anything they feel is unsafe. Every shooter should know and abide by their own limitations. But to limit others because of our own shortcomings or inabilities is wrong.
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