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  1. 2 hours ago, Badlands Bob #61228 said:

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    Here's the "Rust" armorer.  Looks pretty professional to me.

     

     Her father is Thell Reed: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thell_Reed  so while it may have only been the second time she was lead/head armorer for a movie, she probably has a great deal of experience with firearms.   

     

    Without more information, I'm not willing to blame her, especially with everyone lawyering up and everyone blaming someone else

     

     

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  2. 18 hours ago, Waco Jim said:

    You don't see many 20 ga shotguns used in SASS and I'm wondering the reason why.  There must be some negatives that I'm not aware of.  Remington makes some great STS 20 ga shells with 7/8 oz shot so ribbed hulls is not the reason.

     

    The 20 gauge with the short barrels normally used for SASS & using factory loads in a generally lighter gun , has a well deserved reputation of having a sharp recoil that most shooters find unpleasant. 

     

    Yes there are low recoil options out there, but they are probably going to be more expensive and harder to find than the equivalent load in 12 gauge.

     

    Unless you reload and/or already have a 20 gauge, there is really no good reason I can think of to buy a 20 gauge for SASS shooting versus a 12 gauge.

    As already stated, if you forget or run out of 20 gauge at a match, there probably won't be any other shooters to get ammo from.

     

    I've been shooting SASS in the Northeast for almost 25 years and I have seen only one shooter use a 20 gauge on a regular basis and that had 26" or 28" barrels.

  3. Shrug, Frontier is no better.  Took me two weeks to resolve my internet (which I also use for work) from dropping out every 5-10 minutes.

     

    4 telephone conversations, 3 chat conversations and two visits from technicians, one of whom apparently replaced to corroded connections and a new router sent to me.

  4. The 57th Wilde's Rifles was part of the 3rd Lahore Division, which along with the 7th Meerut Division made up the infantry component of the Indian Corps which saw service in France from 1914-1915 as part of the British Expeditionary Force.

     

    Havildar* Ganga Singh and 15 other Sikh's were holding a trench position during a German attack.  The German reached the stretch of trench held by Havildar Ganga Singh and his men and in the ensuing hand to hand combat, Havildar Singh, who pre-war was a physical fitness instructor and district bayonet fighting champion, killed 5 Germans with his bayoneted rifle before the bayonet broke.  He killed a German officer and proceeded to kill another 5-10 Germans (accounts are unclear) with the sword until he was injured severely enough that he was unable to fight and was left for dead.  Havildar Singh was the only Sikh survivor and at the end of the battle there were at least 60 dead Germans in the trenches alongside the 15 dead Sikhs.

     

    Having been wounded 6 (both hands, leg, chest and scalp wound) times he was brought to England covered in bandages and splints for treatment and recovery.  When asked about the fight, Ganga SIngh is reported to have said it was a good, heavy sword and I would have killed many more Germans if I hadn't been injured in the leg.   Ganga Sing was awarded either the Indian Order of Merit 2nd class (probably equivalent to our Distinguished Service Cross) or the Victoria Cross.

     

    *Havildar is the Indian Army equivalent to sergeant

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  5. My Christmas shopping is done already and I never left the house.   

     

    The weather is is rainy and cold and I have to work today.

     

    And any "deals" out there isn't worth the aggravation of dealing with all those people anyway.  Bah Humbug!

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  6. 2 hours ago, Okiepan said:

    Will we ever know the truth of what really happened ? , I am sure some of y'all reading this remember where you were that day when you heard the news as to what happened in Dallas .

    From what I have read and heard America was in mourning,

     

     

    I don't remember has I had not yet been conceived.

     

    As to knowing if what we have been told so to date is the entire truth, a partial truth or a complete fabrication?  Maybe, but not for at least a couple of more decades.

  7. 9 hours ago, Cold Lake Kid, SASS # 51474 said:

    After the Rittenhouse example, I'm a little surprised the "Unorganized Militia" hasn't stepped in.

     

    I'm not.   Being a George Zimmerman or a Kyle Rittenhouse doesn't have a lot of appeal.   Win the court cases and you're hugely in debt to your lawyer (Zimmerman reportedly owes millions of dollars to his lawyers), lose and your still hugely in debt to your lawyer and you face decades or life behind bars.

     

    While the facts and the law supported both Zimmerman & Rittenhouse, in both cases I was a little surprised at the not guilty verdict.   

     

    Zimmerman has mostly disappeared from public view and no company seems to be willing to hire him.  We'll see what the future holds for Rittenhouse.  In both cases there are prosecutors, who feel both got away with murder, who would love to put both of them behind bars.

  8. Overall the movie is meh.  What it does have is an occasional scene that is really funny, like the one of Congress posted above or the kids on a White House tour doing a better job than the Secret Service of killing the Martians.  Most of the best scenes can probably be found on Youtube

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  9. 32 minutes ago, Sixgun Sheridan said:

    Excerpts from a statement just released by Anthony Huber's family:

     

    "Make no mistake: our fight to hold those responsible for Anthony’s death accountable continues in full force. Neither Mr. Rittenhouse nor the Kenosha police who authorized his bloody rampage will escape justice. Anthony will have his day in court."

     

    "Concerned citizens, confronted with a person shooting indiscriminately on the street, stepped in to stop the violence. Anthony was shot in the chest trying to disarm Mr. Rittenhouse and stop his shooting spree."

     

    "We are so proud of Anthony, and we love him so much. He is a hero who sacrificed his own life to protect other innocent civilians. We ask that you remember Anthony and keep him in your prayers."

     

    Remember this is the guy who tried to brain Rittenhouse with a skateboard.

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    The denial is strong in Huber's family:

    Allegedly "Anthony Huber: Kenosha News reported that Huber has two domestic violence convictions for incidents involving his siblings. In the 2012 case, Huber was originally charged with strangulation and suffocation and false imprisonment — which are felonies — but he took a plea deal. According to The Washington Post, Huber was imprisoned in 2017 for violating the terms of his probation. He went back to prison in 2018 after kicking his sister and being charged with disorderly conduct." 

     

    I will note that I am having trouble finding a source for this that I find fully credible and there is the possibility that the comments I quoted are not accurate

     

    On edit:  "Prosecutors had hoped to highlight Huber's actions as heroic in questioning his great-aunt, Susan Hughes, who also testified that Huber had known Jacob Blake. But Schroeder ruled that such testimony would open the door for the defense to tell jurors about Huber spending time in prison for a family dispute in 2012 in which he threatened his brother with a knife and choked him."

     

    Link: https://abc7chicago.com/kyle-rittenhouse-trial-joseph-rosenbaum-kenosha/11242392/   near the bottom of the story.

  10. 14 minutes ago, Ozark Huckleberry said:

    In some states such as Florida, a person who successfully claims self-defense is protected from civil liability by state law.

     

    No doubt, on a personal level it would have been smarter for Rittenhouse to stay home. By golly, if the government wants to let a mob burn, loot, and destroy, all us common citizens darned well better let them.

     

    Rittenhouse might have gotten acquitted under Wisconsin law, but I wouldn't unsaddle any horses until I see what the current administration's DOJ does in its turn.

    Supposedly under Wisconsin law he can not be sued in civil court

     

    If you want to risk life in jail and major legal bills under the same circumstances, more power to you.  I don't. Just because the jury made the right decision in this case doesn't mean another jury won't come back with a guilty plea.  We have reached a point where jurors have legitimate concerns about their identity being published in the MSM and having worry about angry people seeking them out.

     

    Not much the DOJ can get him for, he did not cross the state line with the gun and since the three attackers were all white, a civil rights case would be very hard to prove.

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