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Creeker, SASS #43022

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About Creeker, SASS #43022

  • Birthday 04/21/1966

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    Doing the best I can do. Guns, Can Am Spyder, Cars and Life.

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  1. Firstly - why on earth do you own a 1911 without an ambi safety? As a fellow lefty - that is beyond belief. And yes, muscle memory is a real thing - hours of practice and training with a given platform; hundreds if not thousands of rounds and then throw it away by carrying something different is to be avoided. Under stress and duress - your motor skills will diminish; your sight may tunnel vision and your problem solving skills will lessen. A firearm that behaves differently than practice has conditioned you to expect will force you to redirect your attention from the threat to your firearm. As a fellow lefty - Ill share a story. I shot left handed with right handed guns my entire life. My Dad bought me a left handed Remington 870 right before deer season in Michigan when I was 16 or 17. We had seen nothing from our blinds; so we (my Grandpa, Dad, my Cousin and myself) decided to take a walk thru the acreage we were hunting. I was slightly leading our group up a shallow rise when a buck crested over the same rise coming in our direction. Close distance, coming toward me - easy shot. I brought that shotgun to my shoulder, pushed the safety off and squeezed the trigger... And squeezed the trigger... And continued trying to pull that trigger with every fiber of my being. The deer finally decided that the four guys in front of him in blaze orange were probably not his friends and turned around and disapeared back over the rise. "Why didn't you take the shot?" was the question from all as they closed around me gazing at the hill as if the buck might reappear. "I tried. I clicked off the safety and pulled the trigger but it just wouldn't fire... Clicked off the safety - OFF - aw c'mon you have to be kidding me" Left handed shotgun - safety went the opposite way from my practice and experiences. I had been trompling around the woods with a round in the chamber and the safety OFF - when I saw the deer - I safed the shotgun and the only thing my brain told me was pull the trigger. There was no analysis or problem solving taking place in the moment. And this was just a stupid deer in the woods of lower Michigan - not the life or death of myself or a loved one that I was required to react to. And if a stupid deer can cause me to revert exactly to training and practice - then a true threat will likely do the same. Backup guns need to be like platforms and like equipped so that under stess and duress - our attention and focus can remain on the threat and our equipment works exactly as we expect. Sold that 870 right after that and returned to my RH models. My only other lefty gun has been a LH ejection Stag AR rifle.
  2. So your contention is that if there is ANY possibility that occurance (other than expected) could result in the same outcome - no matter how miniscule or improbable the odds of it being one versus the other - benefit of the doubt should be employed and we ignore the infraction? So when my round doesn't impact on the target - I can assert that there was a hard shelled beetle upon the target and my round struck said beetle and then ricocheted to the side impacting the ground. This accounts for both the lack of mark on the target AND the dirt flying up off to the side of the target. And while my explanation is incredibly improbable - it is possible and by your standard; I shot clean. They were both wrong.
  3. I think there are a number of folks that agree with you. But until it does - it is the rule that we work with and needs to be applied based on that rule - not anyones supposition about what has or has not ever happened in the history of the world.
  4. Couple of points. And these are both immaterial to whether the rule is valid or needs adjusting. There is absolute proof that the case was in the action of the rifle - two physical objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time. IF the rifle is laying flat upon the table AND the case is UNDER the rifle - the only possible option is the case is within the rifle. In the absence of a witness seeing the casing exit the firearm AND then witnessing the firearm being placed perfectly upon the exited casing - the assignment of a penalty being appropriate must be made upon the higher probability of occurrence (is it more likely the casing was left/ remained in the action or more likely they perfectly placed their open action over an ejected casing?). Meaning that currently - if the firearm is discovered to have been left in a specified condition and not corrected - the only choice is assign the penalty. We can discuss the need for rules changes all we wish - but we cannot throw out penalties tied to current rules just because there is an insignificant "possibility" this other thing might have happened.
  5. Cute analogy - wrong call. The ONLY space the case could occupy with the action open and receiver FLAT on the table is within the action of the receiver. (or within the chamber but that is assumed as not - because the case fell out upon raising). ON the carrier does not HAVE TO mean in contact with the carrier - it means a non ejected case left within the receiver and/ or upon the lifter/ elevator. It has zero to do with if it were in contact with the carrier (a Marlin rifle placed open action up and a non ejected case within the action is a penalty - there is no discussion of whether it is "on" or in contact with the carrier) Minor safety - next shooter. And contrary to what anyone may argue - the cat is dead as well.
  6. I forgot one... After a trainwreck of a stage - a shooter came to me and said, "You know, a lot of people actually try to hit the targets - I admire someone willing to march to their own drummer".
  7. Complete sentences go a long ways... Somebody came up to Shooting Bull after a match and said, DANG! Have you ever completed a stage in less than fifty seconds and with less than eight misses? And my goodness; your looks - were you born this way or was it a horrible tragic train accident? And that odor... You smell horrible. Reminiscent of a rotting horse carcass soaked in hobo urine and then set on fire in a dumpster filled with old tires... But ten times worse. You're nothing like Creeker. There, I fixed it for you.
  8. Just useless trivia - but Mike Myers, when filming the Austin Powers franchise had the same issue - they finally made the choice to leave in his eye closed flinches as a character trait.
  9. His name is Andrew Robinson - check his IMDB; he never became a "star" but he has made a long career as an actor.
  10. My sincere congratulations and admiration to anyone having success on their weight loss journey. I wrestled and played football in high school and college at 180 to 200 lbs - in fairly good shape at that weight for my height and build. Broke my ankles in college and with inactivity began putting on weight - weight plus injury put on more weight - by my 30's weighed over 350lbs. Carried that burden for nearly 20 years until a combination of factors combined; my father got ill, my marriage began falling apart and I lost my long time job. Stress is a bad thing but can do wonders for weight loss - I dropped down to 225 lbs; obviously not the same musculature as college but closer to the same weight. I maintained that for about 3 years; then I tore up my knee and again - inactivity added pounds; then last year Covid hit and sick weight dropped but quickly rebounded with gusto - and then I broke my wrists. And more weight added. I am currently at 270 and trying to get back into the mindset of weight loss - without the stress diet method. I will get there again; I realize how much my life is better when Im lighter (diabetes, blood pressure, intimacy) but doggone this is hard.
  11. Put it in a vise and bend it back and forth until the barrel fatigues and breaks. There you go - infinitely worse than a tubing cutter.
  12. Widder called me a "caution" on another thread and it made me grin. Got me to thinking - we all love our brag buckles and awards - but some of my fondest memories have been from the comments/ compliments I have received over the years. Ill share some of mine - please share yours as well. When the SASS convention was held in Las Vegas - it fell on an Eldorado Cowboys shooting weekend; so we somehow got folks to come out to the range and shoot with us. Some of the contingent that came out knew some of us and some did not. I was shooting with one that did not know me and while I remember their alias (pretty well known and respected shooter)- I don't wish to attribute words to anyone that they may have forgotten. But anyways - I was (and still am) an overweight cowboy in Wranglers and a dumb hat and certainly not the shooter you'd pick out of the line up as most likely to blister a stage. So first stage we shot that day - I managed to put together a really good run. At the unloading table as I'm clearing guns - this shooter walks over; looks me up and down with a big grin and says... "You're a mite bit sudden, aint you?" I have always enjoyed that comment. --------------------------------------------- An out of state shooter kept seeing my incessant SASS wire postings hawking Eldorado and decided to give our event a try - he later told me that because of attitudes and politics; he had pretty well given up on CAS - but coming to our shoot, he had felt so welcomed and had so much fun - that we had given him the impetus to become an active shooter again. I have always held on to that as a reminder that words and actions matter and you never know what you do that may affect another. --------------------------------------------- Desert Scorpion always knew she wanted her own identity in SASS; no cutesy play on Creeker crew or sound alike names. She was her own shooter and tried her best to be her own individual on the posse. We were in Tombstone at Bordertown - she was maybe 12 or 13 at the time. And I managed to shoot a pretty good stage; she came up to me and gave me a big hug for my performance. One of the other shooters said, " That's your Dad?" And my daughter responded, "Yeah, Im Creekers Kid". Never really know how your kids view you - knowing she was proud to be my kid meant a lot. --------------------------------------------- There are many more; but this last one still hits home. Know Justice was a fellow cowboy shooter whom we lost to brain cancer a number of years back. He underwent numerous surgeries and attempted to come back after every one of them; with lessening success everytime. I and others, Buffalo Sam most notably made every effort to keep Know Justice on the range and allow him to continue to play as long as possible. Near the end - I would time for Know Justice with my hand wrapped in his suspenders to keep him upright thru the stage - when he was unable to hold his shotgun one handed to load it - we worked out a method where he would keep two hands on his shotgun and I would feed shells into his 97 over his shoulder. When Know Justice passed and we attended his service; we learned that Know Justice had written his own eulogy - he didn't mention his children, his church, his long career; Know Justice used his last words on this mortal plane to say thank you to me and Buffalo Sam for the support and love we had shown him. I don't know how to even aspire to higher praise than that.
  13. I have been called a lot of things - but might the first time for being called a "caution". I like it.
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