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  1. 23 minutes ago, Creeker, SASS #43022 said:



    Draw both - cock both - fire 1st - fire 2nd (while cocking 1st) - fire 2nd (while cocking 1st)




    Thats how I do it.

    My left thumb and right index finger work simultaneously.

    AND... my right thumb and left index finger work simultaneously.


    My other 6 fingers on each hand grip the pistol while my 3rd hand grabs shotgun shells, etc....... :lol:




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  2. I ain't a Ruger pistol smith, BUT...... I would check to make sure the Hammer 'PLUNGER' and the 'BOLT'

    are making correct contact.   The plunger might have a chip on the edge or worn.


    Not likely, but check out the plunger spring also to make sure it still has its integrity.


    Just a thought.


    Best regards




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  3. Are your Ruger's set up for the BOLT to lock in the cylinder from "ENERTIA"?


    In other words, does the PAWL (hand) push the cylinder completely into proper lock up or has the revolver(s) been

    set up for the cylinder to spin from inertia the las few .000's in rotation for the bolt to securely fall into its cylinder notch?


    If the bolt isn't locking the cylinder each time, the cartridge isn't completely centered to the firing pin, and therefore,

    the firing pin will hit off center of the primer.


    When another person has 100% reliability with the same revolvers(s), they are probably cocking the hammer with more forceful

    energy.....which will ensure the cylinder rotates that little extra movement for the bolt to lock up correctly.




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  4. One of Wartrace favorite sons and World Champion Duelist,

    TN Williams, got injured this morning.   You won't believe it, but he was injured while

    drinking milk.   The cow stepped on him.


    Another true story.   Just ask Krazy Kajun..... ya just can't make this stuff up!





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  5. 2 hours ago, Hells Comin said:

    U can call me red knee just had it replaced. Maybe next year!


    Hope you have a quick and complete healing and recovery.


    Of course, you might also have had your bionics upgraded..... ;)




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  6. 29 minutes ago, Hells Comin said:

    There's a reason they start  kids out with doubles. 


    I wish Chicken George would have realized that a few years ago..... :lol:


    EDIT:  Hey HC, looks like you and Red Knee are gonna hide out

    somewhere else during this TN 'brew-haa'.    Its gonna be a good one.

    I plan to bring my 5 gallon bucket of shells.

    Red Knee can verify its a real bucket.




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  7. Blackwater would be acting kind to me if he said:  Ole Widder sings and plays the guitar almost as good as Dr. Bottlestopper and his

    Unicorn Midnite Band.    But that don't necessarily mean I can pick and sing.






  8. 1 hour ago, Tennessee williams said:

    When you're .3 splits that's forever. If I couldn't run a 97 faster than that, I wouldn't even run one.


    -TW. One what runs a side by side


    I don't think I've seen a .3+ split since I dreamed about my timer breaking........ :lol:


    And we are all glad you shoot the SxS........ you'd just be tooooooo fast with a good 97.





  9. 18 minutes ago, Tennessee williams said:

    I wouldn't worry about Widder winning any speed shotgun this year. He said he's barely getting the 5th shell in by the 3 second mark. 




    I bet this comment even made PWB laugh and spill his blue ink.




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  10. HOWDY CG.


    Honestly, I try to practice a little and basically stay in tuned for matches without fumbling

    too much (as you know how easy it is to fumble shells using the 97).


    I'm trying to gain some of my speed back, but for now, I'm off a few .000's.


    I don't expect to be like I was before my heart surgery 4 years ago, but I do feel good now

    and have my strength back.   There will be NO EXCUSES from me.   If for some reason I

    can muster some of my speed back, I'll be competitive.  But right now, I'm not dreaming

    of any glory win at the side matches.


    I do look forward to shooting with Gut C and Skrap P with great anticipation.

    I love events such as this and I think Whiskey is gonna allow us all the lee way he can

    to have a super fun shotgun side match..... for the SxS, 87's and 97 shooters.


    NOW..... if I can only convince TN Williams to prepare a couple specially prepared

    Chicken Feet to lay on your gun cart, I might have a chance..... :lol:


    On a side note, I plan to travel on Wednesday and be able to be there early on Thursday

    morning.  And weather permitting, I plan to play all day.

    I'm looking forward to meeting you and your family.


    EDIT:  I really did turn 73 last month.


    Safe travels.




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  11. 3 hours ago, Cyrus Cassidy #45437 said:

    Liquor, apparently.  I don't even know what he's talking about.


    You would if you drank the water......... :lol:


    Most of us live in an area that gives those "EMERGENCY ALERT"  warning test on the T.V. every month.   The law

    requires it as a monthly test.


    Where TN Williams lives, they run those 'monthly' test every 6 weeks.    Go figure!




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  12. I think she was trying to teach you a new language.   In Chinese, TN Williams is pronounced.......... "Wong Ho".


    You were 'Wong' when you was little......... and you still is 'WONG'.




    ..........Widder  (translated in Chinese:  Maskulinum)







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  13. TW's questionable reputation as having any kind of wisdom or power comes from 3 sources:


    1. he reads and believes in fortune cookies that he gets at Sun Wong's Chinese restaurant.

    2.  he impresses little kids when teaching them how to ride a bicycle when he puts balloons or baseball cards

    on the spokes to make it sound like a motorcycle.

    3.  he tells people who don't know him, that he is wise.




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  14. 21 minutes ago, Hells Comin said:

    Is that Widder singing backup  ?


    I plan to be singing The Blues..... a couple of speedsters are coming to the TN

    State.  :o




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  15. Texas Maverick:  I'm still walking....... but not smiling.


    Lumpy:  My voice did pitch upwards an octive or two.


    Chantry:  TW is a fabricator of tales.   He should be at the top of everyone's 'list'.


    Powder River:   no porn or credit card usage.   I was talking with the Geisha twins on the phone using 'Face Time', which is a live

    conversation.  My wife walked by and looked at who I was talking with (which was o.k.), but at the same time, one of the other twins

    walked behind her sister with very little clothes on and the 'Face Time' picked it up.    Hot water for me!


    Deacon:  Thanks.  A good friend is what I need when dealing with TW.


    Okie:  that's funny!


    Texas Maverick:  I'm Back!   I was without Internet services for about 8 days.  Thats why TW knew it was a good time to

    stab me in the back, which is what he does best.    He hires illegal aliens (usually little alter boys) to sharpen his knives

    so he always has one ready to stab those around him.   He would use his guns.......... but he's a terrible shot.


    PLUS, he's afraid that I might tell everyone about his doctor visit last week to Dr. Smellfunkus, his colonoscopy doctor.






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  16. 26 minutes ago, Rafe Conager SASS #56958 said:

    I am not trying to GIVE the shooter a miss or a P, However OP  states that 

    "With rifle, engage the 10 rifle knock-down targets".

    "The first three rounds knock down the first three targets. 

    Shooter misses the fourth target with the fourth shot. 

    Shooter re-engages the fourth target, knocks it down!"

    Meaning that Shooter did not engage all 10 rifle targets with the rifle as instructed shooter only engaged 9 of the rifle targets, #4 was engaged twice.  

    How could this not at least be a P for not engaging all rifle targets with the rifle. I shoot at several clubs and the unwritten rule for a target that falls or was not set before the stage is shot is that the shooter shoots where it would be. No misses. So u8nless the OP was posting the instructions different than written I stand by my call. And will gladly hand the spotting stick/timer to someone else if I am wrong!





    You make an excellent point.    BUT,  because the instructions were not to "SWEEP"

    the rifle targets, the 4th shot could be intended for that target that was already down.

    Therefore, engagement of all 10 could be within the scenario.


    Does anyone know exactly what rifle target was hit with the errant pistol shot?


    Did the shooter admit to the '4th & 5th shot" engagement on target #4?


    Its hard to know exactly how this panned out unless we know the stage setup, what

    rifle target was down, etc........


    Just my opinion, of course.    I ain't slept at a Holiday Inn Express in a long time.


    If we look at the stage drawing posted by the thread originator, you can see

    that a miss on pistol target #4 could possibly be the round that hit rifle target

    #5........... which makes it possible to engage #5 before #4.   We don't know what

    rifle target was actually hit with the pistol.

    Again, there is nothing in the information we have been given that mentions the

    rifle targets were a 'sweep'.   Therefore, any order of engagement is permissible,

    including the downed plate.




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  17. Sorri Pards, but I been without internet services for over a week.


    BUT..... my money would bet that PWB is sitting back, reading with great interest, the

    comments from the ROII's and Black Pins before he squares things up with ALL of us.

    OR..... he may be out of blue ink.  ;)


    If the shooter argues that his 'missed rifle shot' was because he was engaging the

    rifle target that had previously been knocked down with a pistol shot, then trying to

    award any penalty would be moot..... in my opinion.

    In that circumstance, shooter would be CLEAN.


    Without US actually knowing the positions of those pistol and rifle targets, we have

    no idea as to their settings nor do we know if a 'clear miss' was possible.

    Probably wouldn't matter in this situation.


    Originally, I thought it would be a miss.   But after thinking about it, I'm probably

    wrong in going with....... CLEAN.




  18. Just my opinion, but.... most any trigger time can be beneficial.


    If your focus is on wild, uncontrollable (uncoordinated) speed practice, then you'll probably experience

    some sloppiness in your stage transitions, etc....


    BUT... if your trigger time (practice) has some structure of a particular goal, and your efforts in practice are controlled and focused on

    your goals, your trigger time will probably be very beneficial within the shooting abilities you have.


    YES, a good .22 rifle/pistols can help you gain.   And yes, the Widder Soft Stroke Henry lever .22 is a darn good set up, especially

    with Slater's trigger job, which he can give a good sub 1 pound trigger.    These modified rifles are capable of sub 2 second 10 shot

    runs if the shooter is capable of running that fast.




  19. Here I sit, having a little snack after having a nice day.   I got up early, reloaded 200 rounds of .32 H&R and 140 rounds

    of 9mm.   Went and picked up some 2-cycle oil and some fresh gas for my yard equipment.


    I even called to verify my Doctors appointment next week and even made my lodging reservations for the TN State.


    Basically, a good day.    YET, while minding my own business (which TW knows nothing about), I get

    a phone call while eating a Taco to tell me I needed to view The Saloon and defend meowndangself.


    Well, because nobody really listens to TW, much less believe anything he says, I'll just sit here, finish my taco,

    drink a cold Pepsi, and enjoy my evening knowing that TW lives 3 1/2 hours away and glad he ain't my neighbor.


    TW is antsy because he had a colonoscopy today and it nearly gave him a brain concussion.  

    His doctor is Dr. Smellfunkus, notable for his special technique and leaving lipstick marks on cheeks.


    TW is his favorite patient.    


    Like I've said before........ ya just can't make this stuff up.




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