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  1. After a 4 month wait I received my Mernickle High Performace Holsters, Gun Belt and Shotgun Belt. Models HP1REF1, HPSG1REF1. Size to center hole is 43". Fits 36-38" waist, with a hole either way. Cartridge slide is for 38/357

    Cost $400 for the Holster rig, $140 for the Shotgun Belt + shipping = $560 total cost. I used it for two hours, that's all it took for me to decide that after 25ys of using a cross draw rig in this game that I am not going to change now.


    For sale $400 + shipping No 4 month wait




    Go to Mernickles web site to see what they look like. They are the Gunfighter Brown. Can't seem to get photo's to post here.




  2. I've bought and sold on the SASS wire. All transactions have gone well. I've gone into it figgerin' if I can't trust a fellow Cowboy/Cowgirl who can I trust. A couple things I sold I shipped B4 getting paid based on the Cowboy trust and wasn't let down.

    This is the best bunch of Pards going, in opinion.

    Most of the folks go by the admonition that their word is their bond. I've only found one person in all these years who has tried to cheat me. Hey, if he needs the money that bad, he can keep it.

  3. What has been your experience Buying or Selling on the SASS Classified? I've completed quite a few deals using the SASS wire and they have gone very well. I find that most folks in our Cowboy community are a honest bunch of folks who do what they say. Most!



  4. If you shoot Duelist and are old enough to shoot Elder Statesman at EOT 2017


    When you fill out your entry request Elder Statesman Duelist, if they have enough to make a category in the comment Box.


    I know of 4 Members who would like to shoot Elder Statesman Duelist.



    Yeah! :P



  5. I can't even remember how many pairs of hearing aids I've had.... at least 15+ pairs. They have come a long way. My insurance buys me a pair every two years, so I sell the old pair on ebay for CHEAP. Years of Jet blast, and thousands of high pitched muffin fans while working for the FAA just totally destroyed all of my high pitch hearing, and greatly damaged the mid frequencies. These new hearing aids are really neat... they take the sound that is too high for you to hear at any volume, transpose it to a lower frequency that you are able to hear. It works very well. The OLD way of doing it just tried to amplify the higher frequencies, which leads to very poor sound, and lots of feed back. All of this forces you to use a closed canal type of fitting, which gives your "In a barrel", un-natural sound. I get NONE of that with these new aids.(Phonak B-R series), and no batteries to buy, ever!


    I hate the Timers that have the high pitched tone (like the one's that they use to use at WR), because I can not hear them with my ear plugs in. This leads me to remove them in order to hear the start, which just further hurts the situation. IMO, touching my shoulder is not a good option, and is only done as a last resort.


    For every 3 db of increase the sound doubles! So... if you go from say 70 db to 73 db, it is twice as loud.


    Wear your hearing protection!



  6. Tnx for the advice.. I'll do it tomorrow. I have been using a handful some putty like stuff. I like the 1/2 ball idea. I've also been using a large hammer to regain strength in my wrist... the handle allows for adjusting how much weight you use by choking up or down on it.



  7. I got the restraints off of my hand, and the surgery was a success. Now if I can just get enough strength back to cock the hammer I will be chasing them kids around in FC at WR. Didn't think I was going to get released in time. This ought to be a very humbling experience, but Never say Die! :FlagAm:



  8. Some may disagree, but one thing I often see new shooters do is trying to shoot faster than they are ready to do. Of course we must push ourselves to go faster, but IMO we must first get the basics down to the point that we don't have to think about them. Then we can start working on speed. Shooting fast is good, but it is not the only thing that wins the game. Take time to learn the basics of the game.

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  9. JMHO.... All this talk about Pattern... is not really meaningful at the ranges we shoot our shotgun targets at. There isn't a falling target in the game that won't go down with a 3/4 oz load if you hit it right. Too many folks just slop their shotgun shots. The pattern from a 1 1/8 oz load compared to a 3/4 oz load has about the same spread 7 yds... not many shotgun targets are farther than that...... the density of the pattern of course is higher, but in either case the spread is about the same. Just aim the shot, hit the target, and it will go down. I shoot 3/4 oz loads and it is a very rare thing for me to have to re-shoot a target. Carry some other shells for the VERY RARE occasion that the shotgun targets are not in your face.



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  10. Hey Max.... I'm also 69+, been there, done that. Every time out with guys it turned into a race. After coming back from Tahoe at speeds well over 100 mph.... with my wife on the back, she just said one thing.. "That was too fast". I agreed, sold the XR Suzuki and NEVER did that stupid stuff again. Now I just enjoy a nice easy ride. The T100 is perfect for that... and, if I want kick it up just a little, there is enough there to enjoy without being crazy.

  11. They do look great, and we started out using rebar but have changed all of our stands to rolled steel to cut down on the feedback that comes from hitting the stand. As long as the shooter hits the target, it is just fine. Unfortunately some of us miss now and then and hit the stand. The ridges give you all kinds of erratic rebounding. We found that using them for rifle stands was certainly better than pistol stands... but with today's close targets it might not matter.



  12. I too see a fewer Cross Draw's in use. I've used a Cross Draw rig for 25 yrs. I am in the process of recovering from hand surgery and when I am ready to make my "Comeback", I plan to attempt to use two Strong Side holsters... It will be a Major change for me after 25 yrs of choreographing my game to play to the Cross Draw style holsters, and re-training muscle memory is not going to be easy. for me. I have always stood sideways to the line in order to not have to do the "Twist", and always draw the Cross Draw first. This has allowed me to make a faster move to the Right... I'm already facing that direction, and putting the Cross Draw away with the off hand can easily be done on the move. However, for me it is a detriment on a Right to Left stage. I do believe that using two Strong Side holsters opens up more possibilities for the shooter. Many of the newer style Strong Side holsters make it easier to perform handgun transfers from one hand to the other. I encourage new shooters to start out with two Strong Side holsters. It goes a long way toward keeping the Cross Draw gun from breaking the 180.








  13. I have not used Top Brass in 45 Colt. However I do have some mixed into my buckets of 38 special brass. Every time one finds its way into the hopper of my Dillon 650 case loader, and then down the case loading tube it will jamb up my loader because the base is too thick to enter the shell plate. For that reason, when I find them I put them into the discard bin.

  14. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Had a 1957 Triumph Cub, a 1960 650 TR6, 1967 650 Bonneville, 1969 Norton 750 Roadster, 1975 Norton 850 Hi-Rider, & later another 1975 Norton 850 Hi-Rider. I'm currently trying to resist buying a 2017 Bonneville T120 that I was drooling over in the showroom yesterday. I thought I was thru riding when I sold my 2007 Screamin' Eagle Ultra & my 2009 Concours about 6 months ago, but I'm starting to get withdrawal shakes.

    Max... I would sure like to have one of them Nortons! I looked at the 2017 T100 and T120, both water cooled and 270 cranks. I was agonizing about which way to go. I was a little apprehensive of the new motor.. although I'm sure it's a dandy, but will be more convinced after it's been down the road a piece. I was drooling hard over a New 2016 T100 which are being offered at some pretty good deals, and then this guy brings in this 2014 (same exact bike), that he bought new for his wife in 2014... well, she got sick and passed away with only 600 mi on it, so he brought it back to the deal to sell for him... the price was just great, so I jumped on it. It is not fast like those Japanese Crotch Rockets, but it is very quick and agile ... compared to the Old Bonneville it is a Rocket, and IMO, is loaded with Class. I think you ought jump on one and just feel the Retro Vibes.



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