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Red Gauntlet , SASS 60619

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  1. I keep the cases but don't use them much. Transporting pistols to the range in a range bag I use inexpensive 'gun rug' soft zip-ups. Easier and much more convenient than hard cases.


  2. 3 hours ago, Smokin Gator SASS #29736 said:

    The latest info, year old, that I've seen is around 125,000 permits in Ca.  I wouldn't go by what someone at a gun store told me without investigating further.

     

    By contrast, Washington is still a shall-issue state (though the antis tried some additional restrictions last legislative section and failed) and has over 600,000 current. Exact current stats I haven't seen,  but that was it a couple of years back. And our population is less than 1/5th of Cal's.

     

    I have a good friend in a rural SoCal county that says they have no problem getting a license.


  3. In town I carry a Ruger LCR 38 spl. with +P rounds. On the trail and in the woods, I carry a Charter Arms Bulldog .44 spl.

     

    Both are lightweight revolvers with easy pocket carry. Many good arguments may favor semi-autos with their higher capacity, but I like the total ease and reliability of revolvers, and that choice suits me.


  4. 1 hour ago, Abilene Slim SASS 81783 said:

    If you have a Roku device, you don’t need an Apple TV device. Unless you want to watch content that is exclusive to Apple. 

     

     Like he said. If you have Roku, you can add Apple tv. First week free; $4.99 per month after.


  5. I don't know from Roku, but I have a Roku because my daughter gave it to me. So she showed me how to use it with Netflix, Prime, etc. A few months ago. Came in handy during lockdown.

     

    I wanted to see Greyhound. I asked her how to get Apple tv. She took me through the process on my Roku and I got it set up. That's all I know....


  6. It's based on The Good Shepherd, a mid-1950s C.S. Forester novel. He, of course, was the author of the Hornblower books. So it's fiction strictly speaking, but I've read it hews close to reality. The Good Shepherd was written within 10 years of the end of the War.

     

    As  note by a pard above, the interior scenes were filmed on the USS Kidd, the last Fletcher-class destroyer still in original WWII configuration. The Greyhound would have been Mahan-class, though.

     

     


  7. Sometimes Anna tells it....

     

    According to Snopes it goes back at least to 2002 on the internet, which is early days. A very good story, though unlikely to have happened quite that way!

     

    Sounds more like something a smart comic would have come up with. And funny.


  8. A Hanks film, it was going to have the usual theatrical release, I think in late March, but C-19 put paid to that. They rescheduled a couple of times, then released it on Apple tv just a couple of weeks ago.


  9. I watched it a few days back. Went through the process of setting up Apple tv so I could.

     

    I liked it a lot. Short, authentic, and to the point. We're getting war movies lately, like Midway and Greyhound, that don't have romantic subplots and similar distractions, but are just about the battles.

     

    The above clip strings several scenes together. 

     

    Well worth watching.

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  10. My ma used these sorts of maxims all the time, though they weren't regional or local. "Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone." "If wishes were horses beggars would ride." "I'll be there in two shakes of a lamb's tail." "What time is it? Half past kissin' time, time to kiss again!"

     

    Lots more. Don't hear many of these homey sayings anymore....

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  11. I watched the whole thing. I enjoyed it a lot. He's a pretty down-to-earth guy.

     

    I was at Cal/Berkeley in 1966-67 and saw them play. We had school dances with Quicksilver Messenger Service, Moby Grape and the like. This interview really takes me back.

     

    My wife and I got married in the Summer of Love. It was a great time. Lasted a few months (the SOL that is; the marriage is in its 54th year).

     

    If you want to hear the greatest psychedelic songs of all time, go on YouTube and get Country Joe and the Fish's 'Bass Strings, and 'Section 43'-- but you must find the 1966 extended play version, a 3-song record-- not the later album versions. They are good, but can't touch the EP.  I first heard it in October 1966.

     

    Thanks for posting that.


  12. 4 hours ago, Badger Mountain Charlie SASS #43172 said:

    I had forgotten about my visit to Harpers Ferry back in the mid 1990s.

    I saw the Potomic, but I didn't recognize the feeder that flows into it. Perhaps the tour guide mentioned it,

    but I didn't pick up on it. Looking at it on the computer , it looks like it changes in it's course, as most river are wont to do. 

     

    I've been to Harpers Ferry a couple of times over the years. One of the most impressive things about it is the confluence of the Potomac and the Shenandoah. I wouldn't describe the Shenandoah as a 'feeder', though....


  13. I actually do feel privileged in my life, and am very grateful for it. A happy upbringing, good public schooling, a long marriage with many children and grandchildren, and a good career. Still mostly healthy, to boot-- knock wood!

     

    One good side benefit, so to speak, is that I don't carry any grievances or resentments, and very seldom am angry.

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