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Captain Bill Burt

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  1. 7 hours ago, Ramblin Gambler said:

    The last time I saw a dedicated LTO is it was because we had a couple of green shooters on the posse. 

    I usually ‘task’ a specific person with monitoring a new shooter at the LT for each stage.

  2. 24 minutes ago, Barkeep Casey said:

    Last year on side match day Buck D. Law thought it would be funny to shake a ceremonial rain stick. 8 hours later it is a full on monsoon for two days. We have disposed of the aforementioned rain stick, and threatened to zip tie Buck's hand to his belt loops.

    I hesitate to ask where that stick ended up?

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  3. 53 minutes ago, Tennessee williams said:

    BB, you trying for next years' liar award already?

    I've been trying, you just didn't notice.

    47 minutes ago, Tennessee williams said:

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news but our plans to keep people cool if it gets hot has fallen through. We were gonna glue a couple playing cards on Widders lips but he ain't coming this year. Only good news I have is if it gets cold we got you covered. We're gonna glue a couple cards on BBs backside and feed him broccoli! 

    Ummm, broccoli. 

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  4. 1 hour ago, Badlands Bob #61228 said:

    Another angle to kick around.

    The pistol is suppose to be shot with the left hand.  It malfunctions and during the clearance process, is now being gripped by the right hand.  You are able to clear the malfunction and get the pistol cocked and your left hand is still touching the pistol.  Without losing contact with the pistol with the left hand, simply take over the grip from the right hand.  The argument is that the left hand has not left contact with the pistol since being cocked, therefore it has not been transferred.

    I'm afraid not.  PWB already covered that. If it was being gripped by the right hand, is subsequently cocked, and ends up being gripped by the left hand, that is a transfer and will incur the penalty.

  5. 32 minutes ago, John Kloehr said:

    I think I agree with earlier replies:


    - Transfer cocked pistol after clearing fault, get an SDQ.


    - Better to fire round 6 from right hand, take the procedural.


    I think there are two other options available to the shooter:


    Declare "bad gun" and set it down. Take the misses (and the time to last shot fired). This was an option at the initial failure and since the gun has not yet been fired after clearing the fault, it is still an available option.


    Unsure on one more option... Decock the revolver as the last step of clearing the malfunction, transfer it to the left hand, continue with string. I would have to read the rules again to see if a revolver can be transferred with hammer down on a live round.

    So the shooter has 'cleared the fault' but is going to declare a malfunction to avoid a penalty?  Hmmm.


    SHB page 23 under SDQ

    "A cocked revolver leaving a shooter's hand"

    "De-cocking a revolver.....without positive direction to do so from CRO/TO"

    SHB page 15

    Revolvers safe to leave the shooter's hand in the following conditions only:

    Hammer fully down on an empty chamber, Hammer fully down on an expended round.



  6. 4 hours ago, Badlands Bob #61228 said:

    In the Super Stage that Capt. Bill Burt shot, the shooter had 10 more shots than there were targets.  Misses didn't count as long as the targets all went down.  Any left over rounds were shot on a bonus target for a 1 second bonus each.  Spotters only had to count the bonus hits.  You could get up to a 10 second bonus if you shot it perfectly.

    I think I got 8.

  7. 2 minutes ago, Chickamauga Slim said:


    We'll let him down as easily as possible when he finds out it was named for Tennessee Tombstone. Maybe even offer him a bowl of 'nanner puddin' to console his damaged feelings.

    It'll probably take more than a bowl.  Maybe if you added some whisky to the bowl, that might do it.

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  8. 1 minute ago, Krazy Kajun said:

    Capt. Bill, it took me longer to poll the spotters and tally up the bonuses than it took you to shoot it!



    Yep, all those bonuses took some counting!  Despite that Risin Outlaw still edged me and took first place for that stage.

  9. 8 hours ago, Phantom, SASS #54973 said:

    Just an FYI:


    It's not legal to buy and sell firearms with the intent of making a profit... Unless you have an FFL... In fact it's a requirement for having an FFL.

    I did not know that! Good thing I’m not involved in buying and reselling anymore and haven’t been for years.

  10. Almost ten years ago when I was first getting started in SASS I was working as a teacher and had a newborn, a three year old and a five year old. Times were tough. SASS was a major expense for me.

    I figured out how to have a very targeted search run every night and send me an email list of all 12 gauge SKB 100’s, 150’s, 200’s and 280’s for sale on Gunbroker.  I occasionally bought and resold them making anywhere from $200 to $500 each time. 

    I always followed the law, but there were cowboys (not buyers) who took issue with what I was doing. I never felt bad about it as I was asking the going price and very upfront about condition.


    Times change, I’m no longer a teacher. That search still runs every night, though there are fewer SKB’s offered and GB sellers have mostly wised up to CAS demand for SKB’s.


    Now I notify a buddy who builds SKB’s for CAS when the rare good deal comes in. 


    Obviously I think buying and reselling for a profit is fine, though I agree that exploiting the kindness or charity of a fellow cowboy for profit is not acceptable.

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  11. 5 hours ago, Diamond Jake said:

    I don't think I'll be able to attend any monthly matches between now and then.  Part of clearing my calendar for the State Championship was moving stuff to my earlier weekends.  My wife, bless her heart, even rescheduled her knee replacement surgery so I can attend.

    That’s thoughtful! She’s gotta be a keeper!

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  12. Just got an email confirming Papa Dave received my app! 

    Rather than think of it as 25 days, I prefer to think of it as 4 matches away. South River Shootists, Ocoee Rangers, Greenville Gunfighters, River Bend Rough Riders....then it’s on!

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