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Captain Bill Burt

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  1. I think the Major is on the right track with respect to advertising, but before money starts getting thrown around for that SASS needs to identify their target market and also what forms of media that market is most exposed to. There's nothing wrong with advertising directed towards NRA publications, but I'm not convinced that the majority of our target market reads those. I found out about SASS through an article in Guns and Ammo. Pure luck. Surveys are a possibility for gathering that information. Perhaps reach out to everyone from badge #80,000 (pulled that number out of the air) and find out how they heard about SASS. At the same time ask what types of media they follow. Run the data and see what the demographics of the last 30,000 members has been. How old are they, where do they live? Identify who has dropped out and try to find out why. As Rye pointed out, it will cost, but sometimes you have to spend money to make money. Just be sure the money is being spent wisely. Look at other similar organizations and see if some of the things they do to promote their sport will work for SASS. Not all will, but I bet some would.
  2. They're lucky I wear anything at all.
  3. Not that unusual. The business I work for is privately owned, but the owner doesn't run it our CEO does.
  4. uh oh. I see a ban on wearing tweed during a match coming.
  5. I feel similarly to Creeker. Yeah it's sad to see this generational change, but it's also an opportunity. I think it's good that they are leaving on their own terms and their own timetable. Thanks for a great sport and great run Wild Bunch!
  6. More importantly, if the plane crashes with my primers on it will I get a refund that includes shipping?
  7. I do value your opinion and apologize for misinterpreting your earlier post.
  8. I use magnum and regular primers interchangeably and don't notice any difference. FYI, my loads are close to the bottom of the recommended range, with the bottom being 2.5 and my loads being 2.7. If I were close to the upper end of the range it might make a meaningful difference in pressure, so be careful.
  9. When you holster a loaded pistol with the hammer cocked many bad things can happen. Quite a few of them can lead to a MDQ.
  10. No he's not! He's an Outlaw that wears a skirt!
  11. Ouch. Good for you for cowboying up.
  12. When the people who wrote that law are the ones potentially getting shot then I'll care what they say, maybe.
  13. Of course! That's not a safety risk. My concern, which could be unfounded, arises from considering a chamber that has been the subject of a misfire being considered 'made safe' because it has been decapped. It seems to me that if a percussion revolver has had a misfire it shouldn't be considered cleared and made safe until all the chambers are empty. Ground it, continue with the course of fire, then recap and fire on the line, or failing that take it too the ULT and get that cylinder empty there. If they're charged after that I don't see how that's a problem.
  14. LOL, or just buy enough so you can ignore short term disruptions in supply. If this continues for two years I'll start worrying, otherwise it doesn't have any impact on me.
  15. And we were hoping you would come through and shoot with us!
  16. How do you drop a pistol and no one see it! Ouch!
  17. As Branchwater previously quoted: SHB Page 14 "The Chief Range Officer/Timer Operator (CRO/TO) shall require any misfires to be cleared on the firing line by either recapping and firing that chamber, or by uncapping the misfired chamber." I think the "or by uncapping the misfired chamber." should be removed as an option and percussion revolvers that have misfired not be considered clear until the ball is verified as no longer in the gun.
  18. Artie said the discharge happened after he rotated the pistol to a vertical position (pointed at his toe) as far as I can tell all SASS safety rules were followed up to that point. If you’ve seen all these unsafe acts why haven’t YOU done/said something about it previously?
  19. Thanks for your willingness to share Artie. It’s a delicate subject and many would be unwilling to discuss it on the Wire. Your courage and openness may save someone’s life somewhere down the line.
  20. Thanks for that Branchwater! This makes me wonder whether the SHB needs a slight change. Since it states that a misfire can be made safe simply by uncapping. How do we know whether it’s a misfire or a hangfire? In this case removing the caps did NOT make this firearm safe. Perhaps any misfire/hangfire should only be considered safe when the bullet is out of the gun.
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