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Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971

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  1. Though the Democrats control Santa Fe they did make as many changes to gun laws as we feared they would. Open carry is still legal without a permit in most locations. I carry openly in rural locations where I want to sent a message to feral bipeds to leave me alone.
  2. You can have the seamstress hem them a little shorter than normal since you will be wearing boots. This keeps them cleaner.
  3. Monroe's has a good rep. ABQ does not regarding auto thefts: https://www.koat.com/article/abq-has-highest-auto-theft-rate-in-u-s/22135418.
  4. I've used large concrete blocks in my real-life job and seen side-loaded eye bolts shear and blocks fall endangering those nearby. We switched to the swift lift system that avoids this hazard. I recommend this system.
  5. Our local store has been a supporter of local CAS matches and a supplier of reloading supplies (somewhat unreliable). They carry black powder shooting supplies all year round and have a screaming good deal on Alliant's Black MZ sub. They often stock Winchester AA low noise, low recoil shotgun shells. However, they need to hire a consultant for their website. Hornady LEVERevelution, jacketed rifle rounds are not CAS supplies.
  6. I-40 runs through ABQ so you could eat there. I quit eating at the Village Inns because they replaced the grated cheddar on their eggs with American process cheese. I like the Range Cafe. There is one on Menaul Blvd near the intersection of I-40 and I-25. Give them a try.
  7. I agree with all GJ wrote and have an additional recommendation. Encourge your shooters to use low recoil, target loads. Locally we have a shooter who prefers Sporting Clays loads. These are hotter loads than necessary for CAS. These and Trap handicap loads have excessive speed for CAS.
  8. That name is taken. It's used by Oklahoma State and New Mexico State as the name of their mascot. There was a lawsuit charging infringement. I doubt SASS wants to step into that conflict. How about SASS A Fras?
  9. Magdalena (now closed) used to have hitching posts behind the shooting line. Spotters loved to lean on them. Place you hitching posts where the spotters have a good view and they will love them.
  10. CUP (copper units of pressure) is an older system of measuring pressure in firearms. Use a search engine and you will quickly find an explanation of this system and the modern system that replaced it.
  11. Keeping checking for the annual Winchester AA rebate before making a big purchase. For the last several years one could get $2/box rebate for up to five cases. That is worthwhile despite the hassle of cutting the barcodes from the boxes.
  12. If the match has vendors then buy some more clothes. Your journey into costume and gun buying has just begun.
  13. TC, multi-day SASS matches are just RV rallies built around a shooting match. Camp onsite with your rig and enjoy the comradery. Regarding the shooting just be safe and you will fit right in. No one cares how fast you shoot. They do care about safety.
  14. Looks like a case feeder and a bullet feeder will be added to your progressive press.
  15. I would not enjoy green corned beef. Just thinking about it gives me flashbacks to the mystery meat served in my grade school cafeteria.
  16. I have no intention of insulting you - just providing information I hope you find useful. I will not comment on whether you can use Clays in your older BP cartridge guns. That is not my expertise. I hope you enjoy your journey into the Darkside.
  17. Too avoid repeating information posted recently try this thread: https://forums.sassnet.com/index.php?/topic/284032-ballistol-to-clean-black-powder/ I find APP produces the thinnest layer of residue. However, real BP and all the subs leave more residue than any smokeless powder I have shot. In shotguns BP and all the subs will melt plastic wads leaving a "snakeskin" of plastic inside the bore. There is no advantage in this respect of one powder over another.
  18. American Pioneer Powder is a relatively clean burning BP sub with mild recoil. It is not as clean burning as Clays - no sub is. It is easy on steel but will corrode brass. My loads in Remington Nitro hulls are probably too stout for your likes so I will not send you load information.
  19. I've taken online classes where you pay in advance and then are given an access code good for three months for the class. For the record: I do not support RO1 training for all. I do support online RO1 training especially if it includes videos.
  20. Those are excellent hulls for reloading. They also look like brass shotgun shells when loaded. I only shoot SG shells rated for 1200 fps or less as some of the the targets I encounter are in poor condition resulting in backsplatter. Slower shells result in less painful backsplatter when shot hits my face. We have one local shooter who uses Winchester Sporting Clays shells at SASS matches. I don't spot for him. Discuss these shells with your match director before using them in a CAS match. You could have plenty of fun with these shells on a sporting clays range and develop skills useful at a CAS clays side match. The hulls will make excellent reloads for CAS. Gun Clubs reload well too and are useful for practice ammo and local matches.
  21. I'm eating elk meat I harvested back in December. I appreciate your ethic. Try Hodgdon's reduced recoil loads or Alliant's 3/4 oz or 7/8 oz loads using extra-lite when you start reloading shotgun shells. Meanwhile acquire Remington STS (green) hulls when you can as these reload very well.
  22. You didn't mention that you had SG reloading equipment. If that is so I recommend you just buy low recoil smokeless shells as there is little money to be saved reloading smokeless shot gun shells. Your approach to reloading is wise. Many gun stores have a display case with blown up revolvers destroyed by improperly reloaded ammunition. Your care will prevent you from doing the same.
  23. We have some the above mentioned revolvers in my family. I have a Colt Frontier Scout. It is smooth and lightweight but was not inexpensive. I have a Plinkerton I won as a door prize. It is fairly lightweight and a little clunky but would meet your needs. My wife has a pair of Ruger Single Sixes tuned by LongHunters she uses for practice. They are heavier than our other revolvers, but are very smooth. They would be great for .22 side matches.
  24. I would just be pleased if TOs at local matches would take the time to take RO classes. I'm tired of being penalized by ignorant TO's who lack training. At least at major matches I work with range officials who actually know the rules. Just because one knows how to press the start button on a PACT timer does not make one fully prepared to be a SASS range official.
  25. We just use cheap spray paint and only paint the bullet splats. No such scraping is needed for our targets.
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