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Everything posted by DocWard

  1. Does that speech really need explained?
  2. Also the Battle off Samar. There’s a reason I call it Underdog Day
  3. I've seen some small high school bands compete and be creative, putting on very entertaining shows.
  4. It is very cool to see in person. Sad that it is unlikely to happen down under. For those who missed it and might want to see, I think it will show up on YouTube.
  5. You just made me realize. I do need to add one. The Ruger PC9 carbine with a red dot. I always have a grin when I shoot it, and have let others shoot it at the range with the same effect.
  6. Which part? What guns I would have if homeless, or those particular guns?
  7. The All American Quarter Horse Congress is having Cowboy Mounted Shooting. It slipped my mind this morning or I would have gone over early to see. https://nationalsportsbroadcasting.com/congress/celeste/
  8. Mk 19 M119 M2 But since I'm retired... Out of my own collection, and in no specific order: Winchester 9422M in .22 WMR Browning BT99 shooting trap Colt 1911 in 9mm The top two - the Winchester and Browning - I have often said if I were homeless and living in my car I would still have them.
  9. A few years back, when my daughter was in marching band in high school, her school competed in Ohio Stadium. As part of it, The Ohio State Marching Band put in a performance. Still amazing to watch, and a tough act to beat.
  10. I’ll still have to opt for TBDBITL, but that was pretty good. I also enjoy DCI, but that’s something else entirely.
  11. I will admit, I'm somewhat befuddled trying to figure out, what, exactly, he was supposed to check on the pistol. Was he supposed to take the firearm - a revolver as I am led to understand - and pull every single bullet out to make sure they were blanks? Not knowing for certain, I assume even the blanks have primers, as it was an actual blank that led to the death of Jon Erik Hexum. Without pulling out the individual blank cartridge, his other option is to point the revolver at his own face and spin the cylinder (assuming an SAA style revolver). Should he, in normal circumstances, pointed a firearm loaded with blanks toward the cinematographer and director? I don't know. I lay no claim to either of those job titles, and I've never been on a movie set. But, it seems reasonable that if the director said "point the gun at the camera and fire," that he would do so. If they were both watching to make sure he had the "right" look for the scene, the right attitude, etc... they would want to be as close to the camera lens as possible, to see what it was capturing. I'm making no excuses. There IS a person at fault here. Or persons. I'm not comfortable at this point saying the blame lies with Baldwin. Like others, I have no use for him, but this is something I also wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.
  12. So, you’re not saying I need to take my John Moses Browning shrine down, right? Edit: Anyone who gets overzealous about religion gets on my nerves. I try not wave my beliefs around, but I try not to hide them any longer, either.
  13. I certainly don’t intend to cause hard feelings, and offer my apologies for causing the thread to take that turn. I’m a Buddhist, but I didn’t take offense to the joke, and even do find a bit of humor in it. I will readily admit to having a pedantic streak though, hence my original comment.
  14. I don’t think I’ve had the chance to ever watch the entire thing in one sitting. I guess I’ll have to do that now
  15. Those appear to be a roper style, just judging by the toe. I can't see the heel to say for sure. So, they might not be too bad for walking. Ariat has a pretty good reputation for comfortable boots, although my next pair of boots will likely be another pair of Justin boots. I tried a pair on at the Quarter Horse Congress that I really liked with the square toe that is now more fashionable among the Quarter Horse crowd, and actually a little closer to being "period correct" from what I have seen of old boots. The 11EE that I tried on was very comfortable with the orthotics I wear. So much so, I think I could wear them to work. A good idea. Spurs look cool and all, but can be no fun to downright dangerous. My guess is that in days of old if someone came into town riding a horse and wearing spurs, the first thing they did was take them off.
  16. Exactly!!! As an aside, he also wasn't fat. The Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama) was noted for being thin, not fat. The "Fat Buddha" that people confuse with Siddhartha Buddha was a 10th century Chinese monk by the name of Budai. See above
  17. Closer to truth for some than for others.
  18. I may have mentioned this before, but when I was working behind the gun counter, I was talking to an older gentleman with a veteran hat on. He consistently referred to clips for pistols. Some tacticool jerk finally rudely interrupted and said "they're not clips, they're magazines." Clearly embarrassed the older gentleman, and annoyed me. I asked the jerk what he puts in his magazines to shoot and he said "bullets." I point blank said, "No, you put cartridges in. Check any box of ammo on the shelf, and it'll tell you how many cartridges are in it. Don't be pedantic." I doubt he knew what pedantic meant, and I fully expected a complaint, but he just turned red and wandered down the counter, while I helped the old guy. Yeah, it seemed his mood improved.
  19. Of course the two of you will be in my thoughts and meditations.
  20. There's a (sometimes) fine line between being nice and wanting to impress and stroke one's own ego. Being bombarded by suggestions means the latter, and that some are probably contradictory. If a person wants to be of help, the best way is usually to simply ask, "Have you shot much skeet? I might be able to offer some advice." Then, the ability to politely decline is left intact.
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