My name is Ricochet Roy. I've lived in Southern California most all of my 61 years. I'm a Vietnam era service connected disabled Vet (Navy Aviation). My wife and I just celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary. We raised 2 children, and now have 2 grand children. I am now a semi-retired General Building Contractor. Ivory Jack McCloud introduced SASS & CAS to my big brother (Jonny T) and myself back in June of 2006. Turning 61 in September 2011 I now shoot Senior. I prefer to shoot .44-40 & 45 Colt CAS firearms. My brother and I load most all of our own ammo on our Dillon XL 650 loaders. To supplement my retirement I professionally repair, restore, & refinish the various CAS firearm wooden stocks/grips. As well, I personally make my Ricochet Roy's Old West baseball stitch leather lever wraps, and with now 26 different models I can now provide a nice custom fit for just about every lever action rifle/shotgun out there, including the large loop levers, and I install for free. As a hobby, I collect American antique spurs from the old west, old Winchester rifles, new and old Colt SAA revolvers, and whatever else happens to catch my eye.
In 1993 my 14 year old daughter (Candace) was diagnosed with a 10 pound malignant tumor on one of her kidneys, at that time she only weighed 99 pounds. The tumor was removed as well as one kidney. She went through extensive radiation and chemo to the brink of life. When the chemo stopped we were told that she could never have children. Today she remains healthy and in remission and I have a very healthy grandson by the name of Cowboy Cole, SASS 73531. All praise and glory be to our Savior Christ Jesus, miracles do happen!
I have a new website for my baseball stitch lever wraps, gunstock refinishing, and antique American spurs at www.rroldwest.com. I have a new email address at firstname.lastname@example.org. Look for my new ads in The Cowboy Chronicle and The Roundup beginning in December 2010. See y'all down the trail.