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Red Gauntlet , SASS 60619

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  1. Sure. He musta saw the ad. I did too. It's a new thing. It's not like people went into the stores demanding sausage strips, after all. They saw the recent ads, I presume. Another thing we didn't know we needed.....
  2. One can argue endlessly about the grip. But the hammer and trigger on the Bis are just plain better....
  3. The advertising campaign is obviously working! As for me, "let no new thing arise" is my watchword. Especially at breakfast.
  4. I recently saw with horror this stuff being advertised. We have real bacon, and real sausage. Why this?
  5. A Bisley got me into SASS/CAS in about 2003. I'd never been a handgun guy; rifles and shotguns. My dad had a couple of .38 and .357 Smiths at the time of his death, and I took a .38 model 12 in the divvy with my brothers. Got me interested in revolvers, at at the gun store I saw an Uberti .45 SAA clone with Bisley grip. I thought it looked great, bought it, found SASS. I like not only the grip, but the hammer and trigger. I really like Ruger Bisleys, but their grip is really pretty different than the Colt Bisley. The Ruger Biz is great for big hands.
  6. Bought a Big 5 Marlin 1894 in .44 mag for $325 in 2005.
  7. I bought 38spl at Bass last week for $23.99 per box of 50. It was Herters, which is now their house brand. First .38 I'd seen on their shelves in a long time. This time they had a large number of boxes. Very happy with the price. They also had a lot of .44 mag; Winchester. I hadn't seen .44 mag for a long time. $53.99 per box of 50; steep. But .44 mag hasn't been cheap for a long time anyway.
  8. There's a good one of those in the Buster Scruggs cantina shootout scene, too.
  9. I was 9. It was exciting. Certainly didn't make us afraid.
  10. Many years back, I wandered all over the city following up calls about our flyer about a lost cat. The descriptions over the phone were always right on, but in fact were not only never the cat, but not even close. Eventually I quit. Neither I nor my wife could ever believe I'd devote such effort over a lost cat. I surprised myself.
  11. This is true of a high percentage of 'comments' to articles in general, from all points of the spectrum. Newspapers require letters to the editor to come with names and addresses, but they allow anonymous comments, and all the vitriol that comes with that. Anonymous posting is the bane of the entire internet, at least in non-moderated places.
  12. I note that the release says they are keeping all revolver operations in Mass, which, considering that S&W is the revolver company par excellence, is interesting.
  13. The frustration arises in mysteries, police procedurals, and such because the people who write them shoud get firearms stuff right, inasmuch they are such an integral part of the genre. In movies, it always seems all bets are off....
  14. A very good British mystery writer lost me toward the end when the inexperienced gunman held the heroine at gunpoint for about a half hour. He had a revolver, which he got from the manor house. She was terrified. In the meantime, the hero (a great character by the way), had time to find her and break in to save the day. Whereupon the miscreant pulled the trigger- click, click-- the revolver was empty. Problem is, you can just barely get away with this with a semi-auto pistol. But a revolver? Even a tyro will check the cylinder. And the damsel in distress, after a full half-hour at gunpoint, would notice that there are no rounds in the cylinder.
  15. We assume it was a six-shooter, but in fact it was just a high-capacity cylinder. They never were too common back then, because the average guy couldn't afford much ammo. But the movie proves that they existed.
  16. And she's even got the Rolling Stones themselves beat on this one:
  17. The Federal minimum wage isn't that relevant. Many states have a much higher minimum; 15 bucks here. There are a lot of ways to look at things in this world. One is to sit on the porch and shake your cane and your wattles at the state of the world and the country. The other is to look at opportunities, especially in unsettled times. There are a lot-- a lot-- of opportunities out there right now. I tell my grandkids, most of whom are young adults: go for the opportunities. They are abundant right now. Their lives go on. Looking backward won't help them much. If the signs for workers are everywhere; go for it. All of us remember many times when jobs were hard to find. This is not one of those times. Demand is high. Pay is high.
  18. I've been able to keep up the supply of revolver ammo, .45 Colt, .44 spl., 38 spl through the shortage with regular visits to the stores, seeing what turns up. .44 mag and .357 mag has been very scarce, but I've found some. Lately, the shelves have had lots of most rifle calibers, and 9mm, but revolver ammo still thin, but getting better. I got .44 mag and .38 spl at Bass at good prices last week, but that was all they had, revolver-wise.
  19. Since we're talking Wyatt Earp, not just OK corral and Tombstone, a pretty darn good Earp movie is Witchita, a 1955 film starring Joel McCrae. I has a great cast in addition to McCrae: Jack Elam, Edgar Buchanan, Vera Miles, Peter Graves, Lloyd Bridges. 'Course, it's far from the 'worst', but worth mentioning here.
  20. That's why those one foot high windowsills are against code.
  21. There must be variations, but most states have insurance laws that provide that life policies are incontestable after 2 years, or some such period. It's a common misconception that suicide is usually excluded. It's excluded for 2 years, to prevent policies being bought in contemplation of suicide. So, one would need to plan ahead, and suicides usually don't; that far anyway.
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