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Chief Rick

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  1. Again, KG9. Again, be very careful in application and clean your hands well after. I put just a smidge on my index finger and wipe around the throat of the holster only as deep as the cylinder. You don't want to put so much on as to leave it wet.
  2. Not getting into the obturation - I've noticed that harder lead bullets that are then coated with Hy-Tek - type coatings ricochet a lot more than non-coated or softer lead-coated bullets.
  3. If you open it to bolt-action repeaters, I'll second the different CZ rifles. The new CZ457s have shorter bolt lifts than the older models - 60° vs 90°, and push-to-fire safeties. With that said, the Savage B22 series is hard to beat based on features/accuracy/price point.
  4. Physical limitations aside - the rest is all in your head! You want it - you can and will do it. I won't wish you good luck, but I'll tell you that you can do it! And I look forward to hearing your success.
  5. Neither my wife nor myself have had any problems with our main match rifles since Lefty worked his magic. Plus, Lefty isn't going to take your rifle and hold it hostage until he gets around to it! Give him a call, get on the list and let him call you when he's ready to take it in for work, then get it back in a timely manner. No BS.
  6. I won't argue that "older" (a very subjective term) persons make up a larger percentage (also subjective) of SASS, the younger demographic is certainly present. Also, that younger demographic has not always been brought up in CAS. I prefer the paper Chronicle and I dislike Facebook. With that said, most magazines have at least gone to a digital option, just like books. And like it or not, Facebook is about the best method of targeting and gaining younger members. McCandless' FB pages have a very high viewing rate and a lot of people are showing off their cowboy gear or show interest in getting their own. Whether they join SASS is another discussion, but we have to get them to the range first.
  7. Alphabetically, suppliers that I've used and have only good things to say about: Bullets by Scarlett Chey-cast Missouri bullets Ringers (mine were not coated)
  8. I was taught Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, etc. in the Navy. I was taught Adam, Boy, Charles, etc. with the police department. Law enforcement agencies seem to go with names versus the military.
  9. Where are you located, where do you shoot? Not knowing what you want, I'd recommend trying some different holsters before you buy. If you let the match director know they can usually arrange for some spare gear to borrow and try. And don't be afraid to ask around of your local shooters. I don't carry them to matches unless someone specifically asks, but I've got three spare holster belts with holsters and shotgun belts (plus a bandoleer) at the house that I've retired. Nothing wrong with them, but I didn't try before I bought.
  10. I understand. My thoughts - if you're going to relax it for lady's, you do it for men too. Otherwise, leave it alone. And no, I don't shoot plainsman or wild bunch.
  11. Odd three... While not frontiersman, my wife shoots duelist. That's with one hand.
  12. I see it's time to start saving again... Either brass or color-cased version. You hit the wood lottery with that stock!
  13. Might try to contact Deuce Stevens. Seem to remember him working on some new imports and having really good results. No first hand experience. I tried a Yildiz (spelling?). Got fed up with trying to get it working so sold it for a loss. The current owner seems to have it running pretty good.
  14. Hear them most every night here on the South MS coast. See a few dead on the side of the road occasionally. Can hunt or trap them year round, with certain restrictions, depending on location/time of year.
  15. Good luck. I have a pair in .45 Colt that were ordered at the SHOT Show prior to release. Never shot in a match. Only had once cylinder put through each gun before sending them back to Cimarron ON MY DIME to have them fixed. They've been in the safe ever since. Didn't even try to test fire them when they came back. Also had a pair in .357. Had three 'smiths try to work on them. They never were right. Sold them to a local guy that wanted something to plink with for a major loss.
  16. I'm fortunate be with an organization that has options for movement with guaranteed return rights after a specific period of time. I am working towards a temporary relocation now - just a short deployment for about three years. Only potential downside is not being able to shoot for that time.
  17. There could be at least those three - maybe more depending on the size of the crew. BMs were responsible for ship-handling and ship keeping (maintenance of the anchoring & mooring gear/equipment, exterior paint and preservation, etc.) among other things. There were relatively few rated BMs compared to the number of seaman that worked for them. The BMs supervised the deck seaman, who actually did most of the manual labor.
  18. Reloaded or factory - they go from the box to my shell belt to the gun.
  19. Only 15 more years until I can really retire! The thing I loved most about the Navy was the constant change: a new command every 3-5 years, constant turnover of the CO/XO/Dept. heads every 18-24 months. Coming in to the same building every day for the past five years has gotten more difficult. I really enjoy my job and most of the people I work with - even the ones I work for. Dealing with contractors, though - that's another story. As I told my wife last year, it's about time for another deployment. We'll see what the future holds.
  20. Hmm - I have quite a bit of the wardroom china (with blue fouled anchor); various sized plates, bowls, & saucers - plus a couple of butter dishes that we use almost every day as spoon holders when cooking. Many years ago it was all headed to a dumpster so I salvaged that and the flatware that was available and boxed it up. Except for the butter dishes, it's all still boxed up in storage - looks like I need to do an inventory - that stuff is pricey.
  21. I don't own anything like that and have no plans to. I'd take a .500 S&W lever action rifle if someone gave it to me or I could get it for a song, but I'm not paying the current asking price for one of them any more than I'm buying one of those new Standard Mfg single action clones.
  22. I don't particularly care for iTunes as it's something that has to be downloaded, installed and constantly updated. I use the Microsoft media player that's already installed on Windows systems and save the CDs in the highest quality mp3 file possible.
  23. What do you call, if anything, when the gun misses the holster and goes behind it, effectively pointing backwards, behind the shooter?
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