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  1. American Rifleman, like so many gun magazines, gives glowing reviews to featured guns. I read those articles for the data and take the writer's evaluation with a grain of salt. They're pretty much infomercials.
  2. I read that "dozens" of New Zealanders were turning in their guns in support of the cause. That'll put a dent in the violence.
  3. Yes, but relatively few. This keeps things simpler for the production.
  4. He seems pretty lukewarm about it. I know I wouldn't like how it field strips.
  5. That's how the present from Klatoo got shot out of his hand. BIG mistake.
  6. Hmm, ifn' that's a brass tube, it looks suspiciously like something from a "smoke" shop back in the '60s & '70s. Seriously, I'm a big fan of elegantly simple devices. Well done.
  7. Played by Jack Elam in "Rio Lobo". Just finished watching that again. Fun film. Bears a strong resemblance to Dantankerous. (Sorry Dan, love your avatar and couldn't resist!)
  8. Here's a replica, built as glider only.
  9. Yup, 6.0 TB in .44-40 with 200gr bullet and 4.0 TB in C45S with 180 gr bullet have been my loads for a long time.
  10. Yup. What I don't get is there's been a continuous need for heavy payload capability for the last 50 years or more, and yet no one seems to care enough to prioritize a replacement. Reminds me of how a lot of cities let their infrastructure rot in favor of glitzy new buildings and shopping centers.
  11. Another testament to a remarkable airframe. Another testament to the Air Force's inability to design and develop aircraft to meet mission requirements since the cold war of 60 years ago. These airframes are almost 60 years old and the design is 10 or more years older than that. Now there's speculation they'll be in service for another 20 or 30 years? I met a pilot at Whiteman AFB 20 years ago who survived a mid-air breakup of a B-52. The cause was structural failure from the normal turbulence of refueling. Are we seriously discussing 80-90 year old aircraft? Where's the AF been for the last 50 years? In the meantime, both the B-52 and B-1 (40 years old) which were designed for trans-continental strategic missions, are being used for tactical air support and "show of force". After 30 years, it's doubtful the B-2 is all that stealthy anymore. Perhaps they'll mothball them like the F-117, which was operational for a relatively short short time. The F-117 replacement, the F-22 has had it's development cut short by the one-size-fits-all F-35. Been down that road before with Robert McNamara in the early 60's. Yes, I'm a kinda tired after a long day and feeling a bit cranky and cynical this evening. Please drop me off at the curb... Carry on!
  12. Kansas is one of those states. Constitutional carry came along after the CCW permits were allowed. I got mine because I'm 5 minutes west of the Missouri line where they recognize KS permits. I also travel to OK several times a year where they also recognize KS permits. Makes life easier when traveling out of state.
  13. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/14/magazine/uss-wasp-found-world-war-ii-aircraft-carrier.html https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/13/magazine/uss-wasp-lost-world-war-ii-aircraft-carrier.html?module=inline
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