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  1. 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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  2. 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 There are much newer designs being used now, but they still fill rolls that they were not originally made for, even as civilian aircraft.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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  3. 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. 

     

    Imis

    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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  4. 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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  5. 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.

    USAF_WB-57F_In_Flight.jpg

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  6. 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.

  7. 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.

    slings-3.jpg

  8. 10 hours ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

    May be an image of 1 person and text that says 'BACK IN MY DAY, WE QUALIFIED WITH IRON SIGHTS IN THE RAIN, STILL DRUNK, AND WITH A LOOP SLING'

    Actually that could be me. 

    Edit: This guy doesn't LOOK like me, but the sentiment is right.

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  9. 28 minutes ago, Cactus Jack Calder said:

    Well, my misspent yout began in the 50's and continued into the early 60's.

    I won't admit how old I am, but I'm sure I'm not alone in that demographic.

    Fancy word, huh? :D

     

    CJ

    Did you say "yout"?:P

  10. 18 minutes ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

    Our brother,  Sgt. C.J. did raise an objection to the White House message that seems to raise transsexual recognition day above the Resurrection. 

    It gets worse. Nanny Pelosi got into it too.

    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) marked Transgender Visibility Day and César Chávez Day on Easter Sunday, though California state government offices will only observe Chávez Day on Monday, April 1.

     

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/03/31/nancy-pelosi-marks-cesar-chavez-day-on-easter-sunday/

     

  11. 1 hour ago, Abilene Slim SASS 81783 said:

    Bazooka gum with the Bazooka Joe comic was the best. 

    I of course remember these things, but I just looked up Bazooka Joe comics on the interweb, just to see what's there. People are SELLING the darn things!

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  12. The only good thing a Restraining Order does is show a pattern of behaviour from the Bad Guy. 

    Kind of the same way a CCW shows that you're the good law abiding citizen if you ever have to shoot some jackass that richly deserves it.

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  13. 2 hours ago, Eyesa Horg said:

    But you won't be in the company of TW & Widder. ;)

     

    1 hour ago, The Original Lumpy Gritz said:

    Then at least your wallet is safe :lol:

    So are the bananas.

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