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Sgt. C.J. Sabre, SASS #46770

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  1. 30 minutes ago, Pat Riot said:

    You are probably right. I haven’t encountered a .45 ACP or .45 Colt in CA revolvers. I always see .38 and .357. 
    Taurus also had a .45 Colt revolver. I believe the model was / is the 405. Everyone I have asked about those wished me luck. 
    In truth I probably shouldn’t bother. My right wrist probably wouldn’t do well firing .45 Colt or ACP from a gun that weighs just a few ounces over a pound. ^_^

    There are a bunch of .45ACP versions on Gunbroker for under $500 right now, but yeah, if your wrist is bad, the recoil would NOT be fun. My wrists are fine and it's not fun for me. My usage will primarily be for CCW and not a range gun. 

    Now the Taurus 450 wasn't bad. It had a steel frame and those rubber Ribber grips on it. A friend of mine had one and it was HIS CCW. But since Taurus doesn't make them anymore, good luck finding one for any reasonable price. 

    I take that back, there's one on Gunbroker right now for $499. It's also ported to help with the recoil. If I had the extra funds, I might go for it. Since I can't, you should go for it.

  2. 45 minutes ago, Abilene Slim SASS 81783 said:

    Don’t know where TX Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee was “educated”, but she just told a high school class that the moon is a gaseous planet that emits “unique light and energy”. 

    I think the only gaseous body was standing at the microphone. And she sits on the House Science Committee… :blink:

    It gets better. Several years ago she was visiting NASA being shown the Mars lander, and she asked if it could go to where the Apollo astronauts landed.:wacko:

  3. I have a Charter Arms Pitbull, (.45ACP). It's not bad, though when I first got it, it had some light hammer strikes. Charter sent me a label, and repaired it at no charge. Being lightweight, it does hit the hand hard, but it's tolerable. I probably wouldn't use it as a range toy, but it's small enough to conceal, so it's a good choice for that. 


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  4. It doesn't really bother me that these..."women" say this stuff, but that they have other people that listen to them and BELIEVE it. I don't care if they're stupid, (though I really think that being that stupid should actually hurt), but they're spreading it around!                   

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  5. On 4/8/2024 at 3:49 AM, Father Kit Cool Gun Garth said:

    Since it's another Monday and all you yet to be retired Cowboys have to get up early to head off to work, thought a thread on the topic of Coffee might be appropriate for any weekday.




    On 4/8/2024 at 5:12 AM, Pat Riot said:

    Hmmm…That little guy could pass for a Navy Chief. :lol:

    Not quite. If he were a Navy Chief, or a Marine Staff NCO, he would only be using one hand to hold the coffee. The other hand would have a cigarette in it.

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  6. 2 hours ago, ORNERY OAF said:

    Please, by your logic, anyone who sells drugs, a drug dealer, is a pharmacist,  anyone not licensed is just a private citizen......so the dude down the street slinging meth and heroin is not a drug dealer because he is not licensed? He is a private citizen 

    Perhaps I worded it wrong. The article referrers to "Unlicensed Dealers". There is no such thing as an Unlicensed Dealer. A dealer has an FFL. Someone who doesn't is not a dealer, he is a private citizen. Private citizens can legally sell guns. 

    The article tries to make it sound like criminals are getting their guns by buying them online as though they were buying a used car, or buying them at gun shows. The Left believes both of these to be true. 

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  7. This is an article from some publication called "The Sentinel-Record. It talks the usual blah blah about how unlicensed gun dealers are supplying guns to criminals, not running background checks by selling guns online, at gun shows, etc. There's only one problem I see in their assortations: there's no such thing as an unlicensed dealer. Gun Dealers by definition are FFL holders. Anybody who doesn't have one is a private citizen, and private citizens CAN'T run a background check on another private citizen.




    WASHINGTON -- More than 68,000 illegally trafficked firearms in the U.S. came through unlicensed dealers who aren't required to perform background checks over a five-year period, according to new data released Thursday by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives.

    That represents 54% of the illegally trafficked firearms in the U.S. between 2017 and 2021, Justice Department officials said. The guns were used in 368 shooting cases, which are harder to investigate because unlicensed dealers aren't required to keep records of their sales that could allow federal agents to trace the weapon back to the original buyer, said ATF Director Steve Dettelbach.

    The report ordered by Attorney General Merrick Garland is the first in-depth analysis of firearm trafficking investigations in more than 20 years. It examined more than 9,700 closed ATF firearm trafficking investigations that began between 2017 and 2021. Firearms trafficking is when guns are purposely moved into the illegal market for a criminal purpose or possession.

    The second-highest share of firearm-trafficking cases investigated by ATF was straw purchases, when someone buys a gun for a person who can't get it legally themselves.

    The report also shows that the recipients of trafficked firearms were people who had previously been convicted of a felony in almost 60 percent of the cases in which investigators were able to identify the background of the recipient. Furthermore, trafficked firearms were used to commit additional crimes in almost 25 percent of the cases, Dettelbach said. That includes more than 260 murders and more than 220 attempted murders, according to the report.

    "The data shows, therefore, that those who illegally traffic firearms whether its out of a trunk, at a gun show or online are responsible for real violence in this nation," Dettelbach said. "In short, you can't illegally help to arm nonviolent people and not be responsible for the violence that follows," he said.

    The report found the average number of guns trafficked per case was 16. People who got them through unlicensed dealers bought 20 weapons on average, compared to 11 guns for straw buyers, according to the report.

    The Biden administration has separately proposed a rule that would require thousands more gun sellers to get licensed and run background checks. The Justice Department says it's aimed at sellers who are in the business of firearm sales, but the proposal quickly drew protest from gun-rights groups who contend it could ensnare regular people who sometimes sell their own guns.

    The rule, which has not yet been finalized, is estimated to affect 24,500 to 328,000 sellers. During the five years documented in the report, 3,400 unlicensed dealers were investigated by the ATF.

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  8. 1 hour ago, Alpo said:

    Normally I wouldn't care what she did. But I just happened to see the headline.


    She and her group blocked a road in the Netherlands. And the cops arrested her along with a few other protesters.


    Then they let her go.


    And she rejoined the road blockage.


    And they arrested her again.



    Then they released her again. (sigh.)  I'd really like to see one of these LEOs actually process her into genpop for a few days. She might just back up a bit. If not, convict her and lock her up for a year or two. And treat her like the rest of them while she's inside.

    You might notice that she doesn't go anyplace that's really is polluting, like China or India. THOSE people WOULD lock her up.

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  9. 2 hours ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

    I can’t imagine Texas and California joining forces ever.

    I might believe Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, (not under the current regime), and Nevada, but not Texas and California. 

    Now maybe California, Oregon and Washington, but then they wouldn''t have any guns to make it stick.

    2 hours ago, Subdeacon Joe said:


    The left has almost always been unwilling to compromise.  Oh, they might settle for less than they  demand,  but keep coming back for more.


    Finally conservatives have caught on and take the hard line stance.



    As far as the Left is concerned, compromise means the the Right gives in to them. I hope that you are correct the our side is finally growing a pair. 

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  10. The other thread about that list of "Westerns" set me to thinking. (Don't worry, I took the battery out of the smoke detector). 

    I know that we've done it before, but why not do it again. I'll start with a few of my favorites. In no particular order:

    (1) Tombstone.

    (2) Crossfire Trail.

    (3) Outlaw Josey Wales.

    (4) ElDorado.

    (5) Silverado.

  11. 4 hours ago, Rye Miles #13621 said:

    My sister almost passed out on the golf course and they immediately gave here some Gatorade. They said she was dehydrated . I don’t know how much but she drank it. 

    Dehydrated is a far cry from dying of thirst. You can dehydrate in a short, (hours) time. In that case, copious fluids are called for. Your body hasn't had time to get used to not being fed, so it's completely safe to let you have as much water, or Gatorade as needed to let you recover. I saw plenty of this in The Marines out at 29 Palms, among other places. You can very easily recover, but it DOES make you more prone to dehydration in the future. 

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  12. 17 hours ago, watab kid said:

    ive always wondered why we dont build new ones of these old ones that worked so well , there are some things in life that were done correctly in spite of what some might think 


    11 hours ago, Sgt. C.J. Sabre, SASS #46770 said:

    Because it's more cost effective to just upgrade the older ones.  


    7 minutes ago, watab kid said:

    i suppose , the cost of a new one in todays dollars might be staggering compared to the original cost , 

    The fact that these older airplanes have outlived their original purpose doesn't mean that they aren't good designs. These old airplanes can fill a new roll for a fraction of the cost of designing and building new planes. Look at the longevity of the B52. And they show NO signs of being replaced. 

    Think about the venerable Huey helicopter. There are much newer designs being used now, but they still fill rolls that they were not originally made for, even as civilian aircraft. Same thing with the DC3. Those things are rapidly approaching 100 years old, and THEY'RE still flying. 

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  13. 1 hour ago, Imis Twohofon,SASS # 46646 said:

    I think the problem with Gauchos was more that Berretta bought Taurus and killed the Gaucho because it was competeing favorably with the Stampede , at the time. I have a pair of Gauchos that have done well for several years. 



    I seem to remember that there were a lot of problems with the Gauchos. There were several threads on the Wire about them. It got to the point that guys were sending them to Taurus for warranty work and instead of repairing them, Taurus was giving refunds. 

    While I don't need, (?) any more Cowboy guns, I'm still interested in these, just to see whether Taurus DID get it right this time. 

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  14. I just saw a youtube video about Taurus' new single action revolver, the Deputy. I know that Taurus gets a bit of dislike from some guys, but I'm just wondering if anybody's seen one of these yet. The guy in the video seems happy with it, who knows: maybe Taurus learned from their mistakes with the Gaucho. Gunbroker only has a couple, but they're under $500. 


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  15. 59 minutes ago, Red Gauntlet , SASS 60619 said:

    Cool looking aircraft, to boot.

    That's nothing. This is the RB-57F. It was made as a precursor to the U-2. One of these was actually the first aircraft to spot the Russian missiles in Cuba that started the whole Missile crisis. They have one here in Tucson at the Pima Air Museum.


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  16. 1 hour ago, Stump Water said:

    I don't know what a "loop sling is" and I've never seen anyone use a sling like that.

    The Loop Sling is shown in the picture I posted. We used Loop Slings during Marine Corps rifle training. It's used sitting, kneeling, and prone.

  17. 18 minutes ago, Dawg Hair, SASS #29557 said:

    What's a "sling"?

    a Loop Sling is using the rifle's sling to steady the weapon by looping the rear section of the sling around your arm.


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