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Everything posted by McCandless

  1. "Don't" - A repeated one word empty threat a certain POTUS said to Iran before they "Did".
  2. Some folks hate Facebook, some folks find it a useful tool. If you're going to get bogged down in polytickin' it's worthless. But, it's just like a television, you can change the channel. When I log in to Facebook I go straight to the Cowboy Action Shooting sites, (and in my case, coin collecting sites). Nothing else. The Single Action Shooting Society has a FB page. And there are several good discussion groups about CAS and WBAS on FB. You don't have to like FB, but there is a huge audience out there. These FB groups have introduced CAS to people who had no idea it existed. As a result, we've gotten quite a few interested, and a good number have displayed their new SASS Member Certificates. You don't have to like it or look at it, but a whole lot of people do, in all age groups. A lot of SASS Clubs have a FB presence and a website. Some, just FB. Some of those FB pages are frustrating because they don't tell you where the club is! Please include your address, some directions, when you open, what time is the signup and safety briefing. List a contact number. Post your scores, photos, and some videos. Keep it up to date! AS for match registrations, almost every multiday match I go to, is now using a registration form that you can fill out on your computer. It makes for a much more legible application! The SC State Match, "The Bushwack" is the first one I've come across that you can also pay online with a credit card. That was an outstanding step forward! Nice job Slippery Stew! Yes, I still keep a checkbook, although I rarely use it. Mostly for match registrations or buying something off the Classifieds. I use electronic forms of payment for all my bills. So, yes the old forms of payment are still being used, alongside the new forms of payment. Nothings going away, but more convenient, faster forms of payment are the future.
  3. Thanks! I'll get back to you tomorrow.
  4. Time to downsize my massive collection of old Paperback Westerns and Civil War Books These are not in new condition, but certainly readable. From a non-smoking home. This is Lot 1 Sin Killer by Larry McMurtry Dead Man Range by Ernest Haycock The Caves by Norman Thaddeus Vane Trouble Valley by Lee Hoffman The Doomsday Trail by Ray Hogan Blood Dance by William O. Turner Treachery at Rock Point Deep West by Ernest Haycox Gunman's Harvest by James Keene Shorty by Clifton Adams King Fisher's Road by Shepard Rifkin Dead or Alive by Max Brand West of Rimrock by Wayne D. Overholser Just 15.00 plus whatever is the actual cost to box them up and mail them to where you are.
  5. If I remember correctly, Ruger contracted with Eagle Grips for Smooth Gunfighter Grips with the Ruger Medallion for the Talo edition. Most other times, the grips are made by Altamont, have a wider profile, and widen at the base. Occasionally, Ruger uses slim plastic grips on some of their models, that have a narrow profile.
  6. I will not use nickel cases in the rifle. If the case splits, as they are prone to do, it can be very hard to extract. All the while the timer is saying, "tick, tick, tick, tick..."
  7. I had been trying to buy another, but they were "out of stock" for quite a while. I guess they hired a new bean counter who decided to put the money into black-rifle parts.
  8. Any idea why they made such a stoopid decision? It was an excellent product and they must have sold a ton of them. I have them in all my Marlins, and all the Marlins I upgraded and slicked for others.
  9. I'm guessing you are talking about the cut-and-weld method of short-stroking a toggle-link rifle? It was the first method of short-stroking. Developed by Cody Conagher and Lone Dude. Before that, the '92 was THE rifle for CAS. It is still an effective way of giving you a short-stroke action. Taylor's sells a rifle with this tyle of short-stroke, The Comanchero. Quite a number of shooters use Codymatics. If I were to compare it to a short-stroke kit, it seems similar to a 3rd Gen short-stroke, and a lot like what you find on the Winchester/Miroku. While I'm sure a weld can fail, I've not personally seen or heard of one failing. For that, I'd recommend talking to a gunsmith who works on a lot of these guns. Short-stoke kits have progressed past the 'Cut n' Weld', as there are now kits like the Boogie Short Stroke Kit, the Cowboys and Indians 5th Gen Kit, and the Pioneer Super Short Stroke Kit. But, the main thing is, are YOU satisfied with your rifle? If so, it's a moot point. There's no real hang-up with the Cut and Weld method, it was the first short-stroke in use and still being done. Is everyone satisfied with it? Is "everyone" ever satisfied with everything? And it sure beats a stock Uberti rifle for feel and function. Shoot and have fun during the coming New Year! Hope it's a great one.
  10. A photo taken at the Alabama Rangers 3rd Annual Dixie Shootout, 1996 Hawk Spivey Cool Waters Brazos Bill (photos courtesy of Hawk Spivey)
  11. Hmmm... Back row, top left. Diamond Dick. Top row 2nd from right, San Quentin. Front row, second from right, Marshal Harlan Wolff. Third from right, (between Bounty Hunter and Marshal Wolff), is Cajun Kid.
  12. Back in the day, Kid Cavalier, Ivory Jack McCloud (RIP), Captain Lewis, Ricochet Roy & Captain Jake Cutter.
  13. When I finish with mine, I bring it with me and leave it in a waiting room. (I'm hanging out in waiting rooms way too much lately)... take off my address and leave it for others to read. The magazine format is better for that than the large newspaper-type ones we used to get. I kept the real early ones.
  14. Izzy Lost, (Ernie Nicholas - Sept. 19, 2022) "Today we lost another Good CowBoy.Izzy Lost alias Ernie Nicholas.He was a good man that I always saw a smile on his face n a joke on his lips.It's gonna be hard to fill his boots n sorely missed.A Good Cowboy to ride the river with, n I pray that he saves a place on his posse for us all." - Alamo Kid
  15. Sara Sota, SASS #33, Roz Britton
  16. China Camp, Deadly Redly, Montana Dan and Doc Holiday at End of Trail, Coto De Caza, 1988 Winners of the THREE shooting categories at EoT 1988: Black Powder - Hangfire Hank, Traditional - Lucky Smucky, and Modern - Deadly Redly Irish Clementine, Montana Belle, Cholla, Calamity Jo and Kid Sticks, Top Lady Shooters 1988 EoT End of Trail, 1988. Top Lady was Kid Sticks and Top Gun Winner was Lucky Smucky These are excerpts from an album on my FaceBook site Cowboy Action Shooting Gallery But since a lot of folks don't have a FB account I posted a few of them here. Just a bit of SASS history.
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