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Badlands Bob #61228

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  1. Lets do the math. It's $900 for a Lifetime membership and $69 annually. That means that if I pony up for the annual membership, it will take me over 13 years to break even. I think leaving the money in a money market account currently paying 5%, I will come out much better by continuing to pay annually. If the Lifetime membership was $500, it would be much more appealing. However, if you want to do it for the purpose of supporting SASS, then the monetary consideration is irrelevant.
  2. Reloading was optional. The stage instructions did not specify that he had to reload so no spirit of the game earned.
  3. Considering that there has been about 20% inflation over the past 3 years, everything seems very expensive.
  4. Glad I could help.....I think. That extra pin material could come in handy. That pin is less than 1/16" and easy to damage when you whack it with a hammer.
  5. I'd rather have a sword than a cable.
  6. Believe me, I have painted myself into that corner before. The way I handle split pistols as a double cocker is I will only cock the left pistol as I draw my pistols. Shoot the left pistol only. Then double cock, double cock. I should be finished with the 5 shot string and both hammers down. I get the single shot out of the way the 1st shot. Then at the 2nd position, I double cock, double cock and then it's just a single shot with the right pistol. After that last single shot, make sure you don't put a cocked pistol in your holster, even though it's empty. That's an expensive mistake you'll want to avoid. There is a special place in Hell waiting for people who write split pistol stages.
  7. I've had that happen with Ebay and Amazon packages. For some reason, they show they are delivered but don't show up till the next day. Don't get too excited yet. Give it 48 hours. Then panic.
  8. I double cock. I only spend the time to cock 5 times as opposed to 10 times. I can also change leads and move my pistols independently. Most people who alternate cock keep their pistols together and move both of them from target to target. Either way can be fast. I'd recommend going to the range on a pretty day with about 300 rounds and figure out which way your brain is wired. Double cocker or alternate cocker. Each has its advantages. You've got to find out which way works for you.
  9. Last Friday, I was minding my own business at the South Carolina State match. I was shooting the last stage of the day about noon when my Uberti 73 rifle locked up with 6 rounds in the magazine. Crap!! I got home later that afternoon and took the rifle apart. After consulting with my personal gunsmith, Joe West, it was determined that my extractor had "lost it's temper". That sounds bad. He said it is. Going to need a new extractor. So, I got on the computer and found that VTI claimed to have them in stock so I ordered a Uberti extractor. I then found that Cowboy and Indians Store also had some superduper "CLAW" extractor in stock so I ordered one of those too. I have a bunch of big matches coming up soon and I don't have time to wait for back ordered parts. All this ordering was done over the internet and I never talked to anyone or expressed any urgency. Just a routine order. Today about noon, (Monday) I walk out to the mailbox and both extractors are in the mailbox. From Friday afternoon till noon on Monday. That was fast. I'm now back in business and ready for the rest of the shooting season. Well done VTI and Cowboy and Indians store. I call this a tie.
  10. You can go to the Riverbend Rough Riders website and they have about 12 years of stages posted along with the match scores. rbrr.org
  11. They probably spent $10,000 shipping it to Florida.
  12. I'm guessing that when the wings comes off and it's a ball of fire, it's a mad scramble to find a hole to get out of. I'll help anybody I can on my way out but I'm not checking numbers.
  13. The wife hates Aldi's. I shop there just to irritate her. I can't get everything there, but they do carry a lot of the staples, just off brands. The wife is a fan of Publix. She likes paying 30% more for groceries with a brand name. The cashiers are nicer at Publix and always complement you on some item you bought. I have an ashtray full of quarters. A lot of times if there is a customer coming in to Aldi's as I am putting up the cart, I'll just give them the cart and quarter. Sort of my "Good Deed for the Day". Then I feel good about going home and facing the wife.
  14. I quit going to gun shows about 10 years ago. High prices and then having to pay to get in on top of that. It's sort of like going to a tourist trap town and having to pay to park. They want me to spend my money there but want to charge me to get in? They don't carry the things I want at a reasonable price anyway.
  15. Take out Iran's power production capabilities and set their oil refineries on fire. Tell them if they want to continue, we will oblige.
  16. Hmmm. I can't seem to think of anything nice to say.
  17. Sounds like the firing pins are sticking in the primers.
  18. Heat pumps loose a lot of their heating efficiency when it gets really cold. They work best in mild/warmer climates.
  19. I ran a magnet over the shotgun primers and they have some steel in them. I pulled all the shotgun primers out. $2.10 a pound would make me happy.
  20. I've got about 20 lbs of split brass and spent primers in an 8 lb powder jug. I ran a magnet over the contents and pulled out any steel cases and the shotgun primers. They have a lot of steel in them. Is this stuff worth anything? Does anybody sell this to a scrap metal dealer? I'm trying to decide if it's worth fooling with or just throw in the trash.
  21. She's only 21 and internationally known as an idiot. That's quite an accomplishment.
  22. Savings/retirement comes out of the paycheck 1st. If you never get it, you won't find an excuse to not save it. 40 years later, you'll thank yourself.
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