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    I have become addicted to English hammered shotguns to the detriment of my wallet.

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  1. I am right handed with a left dominance. I shoot a long gun off the left shoulder and a handgun with my right hand and it feels perfectly normal for me. I must have learned to shoot off the left shoulder when very young, because I can't remember a time when I did it differently. I have shot pretty much every kind of long gun off my left shoulder from bolt action rifles (kind of weird to watch if I am shooting one off hand) to a M-60 (I find the belt by reaching under the gun with my right hand). For handguns I just tilt my head so that my right cheek is touching the top of my shoulder. In general I don't believe in trying to force a shooter to use the weak eye and for SASS I think being cross dominant has it's advantages: The shotgun is loaded with my strong hand and a 97 can be staged with the loading port down to prevent empties from getting in the action.
  2. Given that it was the cinematographer and director they were presumably standing next to each other or one behind the other. I'm guessing it was supposed to be a camera shot of Baldwin firing the gun at the camera with a blank and somehow a live round was put into a gun. I despise Baldwin, but unless he did something wrong or reckless (and I have no reason to believe he did), not even he deserves to have this happen to him.
  3. It could be worse, you could live in the Northeast. CT has maybe 1 gun show a year, about 150 tables and mostly antiques and older guns. Need CT permits to buy guns and/or loaded ammo. MA has a 4-6 gun shows, need a MA permit to buy guns, loaded ammo and reloading components. NY gun shows are 1.5-2 hours drive one way and not worth the drive, no idea what I can and cannot buy. NH, VT & ME are also 1.5-2 hours drive one way, but are mostly smaller shows with 500 tables at most. Can buy almost anything I want, but it's probably not legal in CT.
  4. Wanting to make homemade vegemite is proof you should be taken away in a straitjacket and heavily medicated
  5. Actually the lanyard seems to be back in "fashion" now. I've seen numerous pictures of American soldiers using a lanyard to secure their pistol either to the holster or the LBE gear to prevent a dropped pistol from being lost.
  6. How long has it been since the first and last e-mail? The vendor could be traveling either for SASS or not. Not everybody uses a smart phone for e-mail or brings a laptop with them while traveling.
  7. A little part of me is tempted, I did a quick search and the cost of living in WV is about $10 k less than CT. Add the $12 k being offered, which will cover the cost of the move with some left over and by the end of the first full tax year in WV and I should be ahead at between $8-$10 k.
  8. My gun, my ammo unless they are using factory ammo
  9. There have been numerous threads about the shortages in at least the past six months. So while you may not have seen those threads, those of us who have, are perhaps less than patient in re-answering the same basic question over and over.
  10. Here is a link to search for ammo, it's currently set for lead .38 Special: https://ammoseek.com/ammo/38-special?ikw=lead&nr=50 My guess is that the ammo companies are focusing on the more common calibers that the majority of consumers want: .45 Acp, 9mm, .223, etc. It will probably be sometime next year before the prices drop and lead .38 Special ammo becomes more available. And don't expect to see the prices you paid pre - Covid again
  11. Here is a link to what seems to be the auction in question: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/216633_the-estate-of-al-capone/?page=1&pageSize=96 Most of the guns did not belong to Al Capone, they belonged to Al Capone's son Albert Francis "Sonny" Capone. As for the 1911, it probably did belong to Al Capone at one point, just not in that configuration. If I had to guess, Sonny Capone liked to shoot and at some point added adjustable sights and had the front of the grip frame stippled. Auction houses have to walk a very fine line when writing up the description. The description has to be accurate, but written in a way to emphasize the positives of the item and de-emphasize the negatives. Their job is to maximize the consignor's profit (and theirs as well), but they don't dare lie or omit important information. If they do they will quickly get a bad reputation and people will stop buying from them which leads to them being unemployed.
  12. Nope, I don't have that many brass hulls, that thing is too heavy for 12 stages and I have an aversion to multiple burns from very hot barrels I shot the heathen smokeless
  13. If you like your shotgun come to the Buzzard Boil 2022: http://ctvalleybushwackers.com All 12 stages were either 6+ or 8+ shotgun shells 12 stages and a shoot off with ALL shooters, not just the top shooters and a REALLY good meal at the banquet.
  14. Just because the powder is non-corrosive doesn't mean the primer is. Korean 30 Carbine rusted up the barrel of my commercial M-1 carbine. Greek surplus 30-06 also caused some rust in my Garand. My rule is to treat ALL foreign surplus ammo as corrosive regardless of what the box says.
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