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Joe LaFives #5481

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  1. Seriously Ed - SASS has an enduring appeal and organization that none of the others had. I was attempting to answer the comments about an "SESS". I feel the most compelling argument is that most of us grew up in the heyday of westerns. In 1959 there were 29 prime time westerns on television. We are dealing with young people that don't even know what a western is. Young people that shoot today are interested in EBRs and the like.
  2. Thanks Captain Obvious - that was my point
  3. There have been at least 4 "spin offs" of SASS in the past 30 years. The First was Old West Shooting Association started by Bill Hahn - a former leader of SASS - His was One event a year in Raton New Mexico - Something like 36 stages and used just one pistol if I recall correctly. The second was NCOWS (still exists today but quite small relatively and very regional. They allow a lot more types of firearms and isn't as much of a competition. The third was WASA - This was started by a group from the old CAS City wire that predates the SASS wire. It was a non profit and lasted about 2-3 years. The forth is Western 3 Gun - This also still exists but in a much smaller capacity and allows more freedom of movement when shooting.
  4. I've used 3 bullet pullers in the past 40 years. The first was a wood handled one and lasted about 20 years as I wasn't pulling a lot of bullets - only loading maybe a 600 rounds a year. The second was all plastic and lasted about 3 years - loading perhaps 5000 rounds a year. The last has lasted more than 15 years as it has a metal shaft - https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1012714588?pid=215517 I tend to hit my anvil and use a limp wrist and not too hard - usually 3 swings does the job.
  5. Yes but that's not the state which is what was said
  6. Fireworks are no longer banned in the state. Changed about 10 years ago.
  7. I remember my wife and I talking to her about it at EOT some years ago . Jan is a vet as well. So many areas will provide money for vet school if a person promises to be a Large animal vet for them for a certain amount of time. Our BEST to her for a great career
  8. Prayers for comfort and to ask for healing †
  9. I had a Farmington Paper cutter Sharps in the early 80's. Excellent gun , a specific repro of the Civil War era Sharps. I've also had a BT Sharps (for 20 years) in 45-70. Also a superb rifle. The C. Sharps rifles are great too.
  10. And it's been stated that the pics are blurry - - deal with that. Your PRICE is saying its real. Lots of folks pass off lesser guns for high dollar ones. Not saying YOU are but if you want folks to pony up cash - you'd best consider doing a better job of representing it.
  11. Grass - can't send a PM - Pm me please
  12. Fun to shoot , a pain to reload for, have had a few. - It's Barbie for men - with all the accessorizing you can do :).
  13. Well - of course that was the general idea but no I'm not That old .
  14. That's a great deal on powder. If I were local I'd jump all over that
  15. First group photo from 1982, I'm the one on the left. Second photo is from awards Winter Range 2020
  16. The purpose of the mask is NOT to screen out the virus - that has never been the purpose of a surgical mask. It keeps the surgeon from infecting the patient. The main reason why we were told not to wear masks originally was to keep folks from buying masks that were needed by health professionals. Making your own or using a different kind of mask is fine and a good idea generally.
  17. Surprised I didn't make the list - Mesa isn't that far from Tucson - c'est la vie.
  18. Just saw the Member Bulletin from Misty. Sorry to see this but I suspected it had to happen. Stay safe out there.
  19. There are three dangers with bottled oxygen. 1) "Oxygen can make some materials burn that are not normally flammable. For example, Nomex, which is the material used to make the fireproof clothing firefighters wear, can be lit on fire in an oxygen-rich environment" 2) "a person using home oxygen should never smoke or be in the same room as a person smoking while the oxygen tank is turned on. The flame from a match or lighter, and even the ember burning at the end of a cigarette, can cause any nearby materials--such as clothing, hair or furniture--to burst into flame." 3) "Compressed oxygen tanks also pose a danger of turning into an airborne projectile due to rapid decompression. The oxygen in compressed tanks is under extremely high pressure. If the valve on top of the tank is damaged and begins to leak, the oxygen will spray out of the tank at rapid velocity, which can cause the tank to "take off like a rocket,"" I suppose the range is concerned about folks smoking or something knocking the valve off or puncturing the canister. ALL THAT SAID - GJ is right
  20. I can understand that. I think their N320 is excellent and use it when I can get it. I was surprised that Tin Star wasn't up to snuff.
  21. I still have a little bit left from a giveaway at EOT 5 years ago. I tried it in several calibers and what GJ said is spot on. Lots of almost squib loads - very inconsistent.
  22. I copied the idea from Tiger and Lyn - their house in the pic. I didn't have a pic of my setup which is similar
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