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  1. 3 hours ago, Shooting Bull said:

     

    Meaningless to whom?  I believe this is one of the most family friendly shooting sports in existence.  Why?  Far and away the number one reason has to be the people in SASS.  But I believe 2nd place goes to the matches themselves.  The entire family, no matter how skilled, can have fun at our matches.  My last belief is this is Creeker's point.  He's not saying HE feels like John Force etc.  He's saying shooters of lower abilities get to have more fun because the match itself is fun instead of being punishing.  Look at Still Hand Bill's post.  Not one single clean shooter for an entire match? How is that fun? As is said time and time again, we're in the entertainment business. If matches cease to be entertaining they cease to exist.    

    Your missing the point.   If your chasing a number,  its chasing an illusion.     20 years ago 30 seconds was fast.   10 years ago 20 seconds was fast.    Now if you want to to win you better be shooting faster than 16.     

     

     Compare apples to apples .   Bring the targets in close so you can shoot low times.  Just be honest with yourself.  Top shooters will still blow those times out of the water.  

        

    Just to be clear I don't consider myself a top shooter.  Upper mid pack at best.  

     

      Why anyone wants to value thier times/ perfomance based on what someone else can do is beyond me.  Do the best you can personally do.  

     

     

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  2. 5 minutes ago, Shooting Bull said:

     

    Meaningless to whom?  I believe this is one of the most family friendly shooting sports in existence.  Why?  Far and away the number one reason has to be the people in SASS.  But I believe 2nd place goes to the matches themselves.  The entire family, no matter how skilled, can have fun at our matches.  My last belief is this is Creeker's point.  He's not saying HE feels like John Force etc.  He's saying shooters of lower abilities get to have more fun because the match itself is fun instead of being punishing.  Look at Still Hand Bill's post.  Not one single clean shooter for an entire match? How is that fun? As is said time and time again, we're in the entertainment business. If matches cease to be entertaining they cease to exist.    

      Do people walk away because they can't shoot a clean stage in 16 seconds?  Obviously not or most wouldn't be here.  I didn't shoot a clean match until my 8th year.   Yet I still came back.  Do you really think a 16" or larger  target at 7 yrds is punishing?   Would sass die if they actually said you couldn't have targets closer?   

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  3. 14 hours ago, Creeker, SASS #43022 said:

    Who said ANYTHING contrary to this?

    Nobody said anything about Big & Close being of excessive difficulty or challenge or anything of the sort.

    We said it is FUN.

     

    The vast majority of us in this game are not you.

    We are not as quick, talented or practiced as you.

    Most of us are never going to run 12 second stages, experience sub 6 seconds in the quarter mile or drive in excess of 220 miles an hours around a superspeedway. 

     

    But if you're used to a Chevy Aveo and get to experience a Corvette? 

    Doggone, I think I'm John Force.

    But if your top speed before was 70mph on 1-94 and you get to see the speedometer needle swing past 120?

    Dang, this must be what Richard Petty felt like.

    But if you're used to 30 second stages and you just ran a 24?

    Oh wow - Call me Lead Dispencer.

    Or the simplest example is the snail riding on a turtle and screaming "WHEEEE!"

     

    That person (or snail) experiencing SPEED that they have never known before just had something happen that they may remember for the rest of their life.  

    Someone with your exemplary skills should be able to create your own challenges - regardless of the target placement or array.

    Or perhaps seek out a more difficult discipline (I've heard they are out there).

     

    As for for the rest of us mediocre, low self esteem, participation trophy dreamers that are well aware of our limitations; but for a brief few moments after the beep get to feel like we are John Force, Richard Petty and Lead Dispencer all rolled into one...

    We will continue to seek out the matches that make us smile, make us cheer and make us scream "Wheeee!" 

     

    A few mistakes in that belief.  Your comparing apples to oranges.   

      So your 16 second stage makes you feel like john force?   Lead despencer?  Except. What would he shoot the stage in?  

     

    Really makes that 16 seem slow doesnt it.   

     

    You can keep your illusions of grandeur all you want but it still doesnt make you John Force.

     

    I started like 10 or eleven years ago. Shooting 60 to 80 second stages.  A lot of the time coming in last place. Slowly I got better through putting in effort. Never did I try to cheapen the efforts of others by wanting an easy way.   Back then seeing someone shoot a 16 was a huge deal.  Something to be talked about for months. Now pretty much any match somebody will shoot one or below. It's that common.

       It's all about integrity.    Set up a stand and deliver stage at 3 yards one 6' x 6' target.   Sure you can shoot it under 16. Most will under 20. If all your doing is looking to tell people you shot a 16 sec stage. There you go. You got it. But really what do you have?  Your still not going to feel like lead despencer because he will do it probably under 10.  If all your doing is chasing a number it's a pretty hollow victory. 

     

     Numbers are just numbers.   Shooting a stage with with 80 ft of movement under 20 with targets at 7 yards is an achievement.   Shooting a 16 with targets at 3 is meaningless. 

     

      Why are you trying to be anyone but creeker?  If creeker shoots the stage at his best, it doesn't matter if it's a 16, or a 60. Be proud of what you did.  If you get done with a stage and say,  "that is the best I could ever shoot it."   I am going to be cheering as loud as I can.  

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  4. On 4/8/2021 at 7:59 AM, Captain Bill Burt said:

    This!
     

    If you’re shooting 14 second stages Robyn I’ll accept your statement, otherwise no. Hitting multiple targets with 24 shots out of 4 different guns in under 16 seconds is in fact challenging for all but the very few.

      And getting the targets closer and bigger makes it easier to do.  Shooting sub 16 second stage at 7 yards is a ton harder than doing it at 3.   

     

    Big close is basically the equalization of participation awards.  a way to make a mediocre shooter with low confidence/self esteem feel better about themselves.   Same as adding more categories so everybody gets a shiny buckle.

       It is what the sport is evolving to.  Take it for what it is.

     

     

       Before you ask. Yes I do  shoot under 16 quite a bit.   Generally dipping below 12 at least a couple times a year.  

     Personally I'd be prouder of a 20 sec stage at 7 yards than a 13 sec stage at 3.

      But that's why I wouldn't go to a match set that close,  and there is no way I'd allow my kids to shoot at one either

  5. I got my first .45 in 2004. I just liked the heft of it.   I couldn't afford a colt.   Then in 2008 I bought 2 more

     This time in ss.   I like them because they are easy to work on.  Over the years I think ive had about 2 dozen.  I just like the feel of them. I hunt with them.  Plink,  carry one most days. 

     

      I have never been a big fan of the nmv. It just feels light to me.    My main match are nmv with old model hammers, but its because I couldn't find full size frames in  .357 at the time. 

      

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  6. Helping a new shooter find gear.   Looking for an older coach gun.  double triggers,  pistol grip.  Not butchered up. 

     

     Prefer the 2005 to 2009 era as they were better quality. 

      

     

    Thanks for the good intentions but not interested in skb's or browning. 

  7. I was raised old school on it.   If you can't doctor it. Put it down.  My aunt literally went bankrupt paying for her dogs medical bills.  

      I care for every animal we have and have spent many sleepless nights with them .  I have several friends who are vets as well as being in the animal world most my life.  Stitched up many,  done c sections/pulled babies,  fixed prolapse, ruptures, etc   if it's something that I can't fix,  I do my best to comfort them then ease their pain. 

     The kids help butchering every year.  It keeps them grounded.  I personally hate killing things.  But I hunt and raise animals for food.  

     

      Genetics are key. You couldn't pay us to get an akc registered dog.  

      

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  8.  I have sold things on the wire where the buyer did his best to try and talk down the price. Only to see them sell it for two to three times what they offered.    These vendors I will no longer sell to for any price.  My product,  my choice.    I've also sold guns to new shooters for way under value,  as well as gave a few guns away..

     

        Would I be against vendors being banned from buying on the classifieds?  No.  Does it hurt me that they are allowed to?  No

         It wouldn't be that hard to set up a classifieds where vendors aren't allowed.  Like a new shooter discount area.    If you want it to go to new shooters only post there.  If you want anyone to have a crack at it post to the normal classifieds. 

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  9. Normally around $400.  However with the current craziness, you may get a little more.    My wife prefers them and both of hers stayed true to form on that.

     

     

    The local shop took one in last week and paid $450 for it.   They put it on gunbroker.. it brought just over $900

  10. 45 minutes ago, Cholla said:

    If they are hard to find molds they could be very valuable right now. It would be easy to search eBay by the mold numbers to see what comes up and what they are selling for. I currently have four eBay searches going right now for 41 colt molds, plus on the advice of Sedalia Dave, I also ordered one from Accurate Molds. Myself and about a millon other folks are dying for .224 molds that they can use in AR-15s. Molds for .308 are hot as well. Molds for 9mm, 45 acp, and just about any common pistol caliber is like gold. 

    Sounds good.   There is a .224, one for .30 cal rifles, 2 for 45s some 44swc. .457.  .311. 54 cal mini ball ..45 colt .44 round ball. 457 round ball and a container full that I haven't looked at yet

     

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  11. Helping an estate clear up some things. 

     I don't cast so I have no clue on these

     

    Some are Lyman, some ideal some Lee.    Vary from .309 to 45-70-500. Round and conical. 

     

     

    14 molds with handles and 4 or five more without.  

     

     

     

    Also included is some things that look like drop tubes and what looks like an awl to make a heel cavity?

     

     

    What's a fair price?

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