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Gateway Kid SASS# 70038 Life

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About Gateway Kid SASS# 70038 Life

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  • SASS Number or "Guest"
    70038
  • SASS Affiliated Club
    Thunder Mountain Shootists

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Grand Junction CO
  • Interests
    My Lord, My Family, CAS/SASS, Shooting Firearms of any type old or new

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  1. How can a proud father letting others watch an exceptional shooter/young man doing his thing be any kind of mistake? Love seeing what is possible and would be very interested in what he is doing these days as far as training/practicing to stay in the upper reaches of the stratosphere. Regards Gateway Kid
  2. I tried a straight stock on both a BSS and a stoeger. liked them but with the arthritis in my wrists the pistol grip style and lighter weight of the SKB seem to give me a better grip to pick up and less weight to move around. guessing just a personal preference. Regards Gateway Kid
  3. This is how I see it as well. When I started it was rare to not carry the gold/chicken or have a bed spring mattress to stand on and shoot off of. Hauled the dummy from shooting position to shooting position, knife/hatchet throwing, lasso a calf for a bonus, shoot a bow or draw a card for starting target or position. Got a little old with some match directors setting stages to "slow down the fast guys" (did not work) or a left handed stage writer making all stages and sweeps right to left only (or a righty going vice versa to mess with the lefties) (also did not work). A heart attack, a knee replacement, arthritis in both wrists and some extra mass to tote around have all combined to make getting onto a barrel suspended by springs or into a pint sized stage coach or out of a bathtub a lot less fun than they used to be. Now days my home club very rarely has stand and deliver, and while movement is not as far as it used to be there is almost always movement, targets are typically sass minimum at 7-8 for pistol, 8-9 for shotgun and 13-14 for rifle on 16" square or diamond targets. Shooters choice as to direction of sweep or which gun to begin with are very appealing to me these days and while 10-10-4 is most common we will split 6-8 shotgun occasionally from multiple positions or 2 shotgun with a pistol/rifle reload or whatever strikes the stage writers fancy. No matter what though the real fun (to me) is hanging with my pards/pardettes, telling relatively true stories lies to each other and offering pearls of wisdom as to how well the previous shooter shot the stage and what they should do next time. Shooting is always good and SASS shooters are the best. Regards Gateway Kid
  4. Praying you heal up quick and completely. Not a stroke but heart attack in 2011 with the two vessels entering the heart from the back side being blocked, one 100% blocked the other about 90% blocked. Doc said another 20 minutes and I would be shooting up in heaven instead of my home club. Two stints and $90K later they told me the blockages were from a truck accident in the 70's and there was one more vessel that was so calcified their advice was if I ever needed bypass surgery to have that one repaired at that time as they would have to "gut me like a pig" to get at it. Weight restriction of 1/2 gallon of milk max for two months to let the femoral artery they had run the stints through completely heal. out of work for about the same amount of time. No eye problems but had to change how I sleep as pressure on my chest caused numbness in the extremities for about a year. Now regular check ups with the cardiologist (EKG mostly) and optometrist (to look for clots in the eye ball and signs of high BP), diet change to lower blood pressure and of course lose weight. Never said anything about shooting but a friend had to give up trap/skeet/clays for a while to avoid prolonged recoil sessions after his HA. After that first year they pronounced me healed and said take better care of my self and that was about it. Biggest change was in club policy as mine occurred at the range and (like an idiot) I took myself to the hospital instead of letting any number of volunteers do the driving. That is no longer allowed of course. All the best Gateway Kid
  5. Was the youngest of the son in laws in my wife’s family, so been the kid for 36 years. They were mostly from the Uravan, Nucla, Naturita, Gateway area in western Colorado or Moab in Utah and I liked the sound of “Gateway” better than Nucla or Naturita Kid. regards Gateway Kid
  6. Howdy and welcome! in pistol calibers (45,38/357,32) your Henry would be legal in the age based categories. While I do not own one (other than 22 version) I have shot them in the past and found them to be well made and very accurate. I also found other rifles better suited to the CAS game. If you are happy running relatively slow by all means go for another gun that you personally like, just know that other types of rifle are more popular for a lot of reasons. To echo OLG go to a few local matches and see what fits you, you may even luck into a good deal before you exhaust your budget on something you may need to change out quickly. regards Gateway Kid
  7. So it is ok for the sponsors of this bill to declare that a city can become a "sanctuary" for those who are clearly breaking the law (illegal immigrants, a significant problem here in Colorado) and the police cannot enforce laws previously written into statute...... but for law enforcement officials to say they will not enforce a law that stomps "innocent until proven guilty" into the dirt and seizure of private property without due process is "contempt of court" ? Maybe our legislators need to actually read the Federal and State Constitutions as well as the myriad thousands of laws currently on the books BEFORE tearing apart the judicial system for their own purposes and FOLLOW the laws that have helped build the USA over the years. Angrily Gateway Kid (probably headed for a timeout)
  8. Not only do I have left and right .... I have engraved their names on the back straps. Praise is on the right and Glory is on the left, when I use my backups (also 5 1/2 Rugers) Truth is right and Light is left rifles and shotguns also have names and are matched up to specific pistols regards Gateway Kid
  9. I went in for a knee replacement in December. to cut expenses so I could pay medical bills Direct TV was the logical choice. As I was home for the first 6 weeks I realized that there were ZERO shows on that I had not already seen , everything was a repeat , it was just that they were spaced out so it seemed that there was new programming daily. I had been a customer since 1997, was paying $145 per month for 2 receivers (so we could watch different stuff in different rooms), they had just sent a notice that there would be an increase the following month of about $15, an additional charge for the DVR of about $19 was coming in January and the equipment had been so erratic for the last two years that we were not sure if we would get a signal at all most days... Did not watch football,, had no movie channels, HD which was supposed to be free for life was $18 per month, no local channels, .... Been done with them for going on three months, only doing off the air stuff sometimes (everything here is repeats as well) so we don't watch much TV at all these days. Finding I don't really miss it either. Regards Gateway Kid
  10. PM sent back to all Thanks for the interest Regards Gateway Kid
  11. Already sent mine in but in a nutshell here is what it said Winter Range is AWESOME!!! If you have not attended it needs to be on your things to "MUST DO" list and if you have attended you already knew that! Regards Gateway Kid
  12. Have had the pleasure of shooting with this man a couple times now. What a gentleman and a terrific shooter. Regards Gateway Kid
  13. Thanks for the info I typically find lead and swap it to others who cast in return for bullets or shot This was one of those impulse things Regards Gateway Kid
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