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Roger Rapid

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About Roger Rapid

  • Birthday 09/10/1940

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    Pozo River Vigilance Committee (PRVC) at Lazy Arrow (Deputy and TG) - Chorro Valley Regulators - 5 Dogs Creek - Kings River Regulators

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    Atascadero, CA
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    CAS, gunsmithing, stockmaking, bluegrass music, luthierie

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  1. Speaks Easy. We have 24 scenarios that are free downloads (PDFs) on our "Virtual Cowboy Shooting" page in our website. They were intended to use with our "Virtual Timer" to practice on your computer during the coronavirus. Web site is: www.PRVCatLazyArrow.com - then click on Virtual Cowboy Shooting page, or the direct link is: http://www.prvcatlazyarrow.com/prvcatylazyarrow.com/Virtual_Cowboy_Shooting.html Enjoy... ERE
  2. Lightning rifles are super fun to shoot, but do take some practice - as with anything - to learn how to cycle them smoothly and consistently. Most problems I see with Lightnings are the driver, not the vehicle. The AWAs can be made to run well. Taurus is the bottom of the barrel. Uberti's have too many built-in safety's, and a Pedersoli Lightning is a fine machine. They are all tight out-of-the-box and need some help with slicking (unless worked on before), and they all need frequent teardown and cleaning because of intricate inner workings - but look at the cleaning as your friend, it's what you do if you want to shoot one. Because of the bolt design, the straight-shell versions (.45LC/.357) have some blowback (the necked case of the .44-40/.38-40 have much less) but good glasses help. I have several flavors, and my Pedersoli is my favorite match gun - it helped win me a buckle! I have detailed teardown documentation for the Pedersoli, Uberti, and Taurus (Taurus document can be used for AWA) that is available gratis - just PM me. RR
  3. Hi Allie Mo - hope all is good with you! This is our understanding, too. Further, I’m sure there are a few shooters who actually read the waivers, but most don’t and therefore they don’t know what it says - or doesn’t say. I think a waiver serves the greater purpose of having a shooter think or believe that if they choose to participate, they assume some responsibility when they sign it. RR
  4. J-Bar... Not quite sure I agree with the "catch-22" idea. If a club makes a best effort to exercise diligence as it relates to gun safety, or health safety - as in the case of the COVID-19 issue - and someone does get sick, a lawyer "could make a case for negligence..." but I think it would be a very tough case to win. I agree with you that we are responsible for our own health and safety, but others should be considerate and somewhat responsible for OUR health and safety, too. One of the reasons folks should wear masks - aside from protecting themselves - is to protect you and me from something they have (that, in fact, they might not even know they have). I was setting targets at our range last week and I was the only one of four folks wearing a mask. I was a little upset that the other cowpokes were not considering my best interest - as I was considering theirs. You and I are also responsible for our physical safety at a range, but if another shooter is careless, and one of us gets hurt, then we would certainly question why they were not following the commonly-held gun safety rules. Yes, there will be matches that do not follow the guidelines, and some that follow them to the letter. And, for my well-being, I'd rather attend the match where there is some attention to health safety; at the end of he day, I'd much rather be on this side of the grass. RR
  5. Widder - thanks for clarification. I used "bacteria" wrongly and should have said "virus." And the thought did come to mind when reading John Kloehr's response whether the heat could actually have the opposite affect, and stimulate growth of the virus? Hmmm ...RR
  6. One of the points we've been discussing is whether fired brass could host live bacteria? One would think that the extreme heat would kill any bacteria on it. Do we have any med techs or pathologists out there who could comment on this? RR
  7. Hells Comin... Not quite sure that SASS is providing these details to "...cover their butts." These are good useful "ideas" for clubs to do we can to manage safe matches. I know of several clubs that are discussing such issues. We (PRVC) are having our first back-to-shooting event this Saturday and are implementing a lot of these and other ideas. We want to do what we can to keep our shooters and friends healthy, and we've had zero thought to "covering our butts." RR
  8. For those of you who have not shot the SASS Western Regional at CVR before, this is a truly great match in a spectacular environment. The Chorro Valley Regulators’ range is about 8 miles from the Pacific Ocean, which always brings mild weather to the range. As Hollywood pointed out, daytime temperatures in November are in the 70° range with virtually zero humidity. The match features challenging and fun scenarios, with something for shooter's of all levels to enjoy. And, there's usually a few dozen vendors to occupy your downtime and help you find some goodies that you either need, or just gotta have. Before, after, or during the match, neighboring Morro Bay - an active fishing village on California’s Central Coast - features several really good seafood restaurants boasting daily catches. Chorro’s 5-Star dinner on Saturday night exceeds expectations, and the match is run by a bunch of superstars - as one would think after 26 years! Tons of room for trailers (dry camping) and a bunch of nearby motels makes being here easy. Come on out and shoot this great match with us!!! RR
  9. Hoss... Did shooter move to another position to pick up rifle? If so, did he fire the pistol from the rifle position? (I assume he didn't move back to pistol position with cocked rifle in hand.) Sounds from your description that it was a real situation. Interesting one... RR
  10. Verdigris Kid - Look at it this way: you didn't come in last on your first match so you did GREAT! Welcome to the sport. RR
  11. Unless it's a steal and you just want to own a cheap Lightinng to play with, stay away from the Taurus Lightnings. As H.K.Uriah stated, it is the worst of the four versions (Pedersoli, Uberti, AWA, and Taurus). Pedersoli is by far the best from a standpoint of workmanship, attention to detail, re-engineering of the internal parts, and functionality for CAS. Uberti has introduced too many safety functions which makes the rifle function only reasonably well without a LOT of practice. The AWAs are "okay", and the Taurus is just very poor made (even though it is the closest replica to the original 1884 Colt Lightning). If you do get a Taurus, I have prepared a 24-page fully-illustrated tear-down and assembly manual for the Taurus Lightning - it's free - just PM me. RR
  12. Snakebite... Sorry for your and our loss. I had the pleasure to know him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, members of KRR, and Hawkeye's family. RR
  13. Sidewinder Bill.. Glad you shot your virtual Annual match and came in First Place Gunfighter!! Good job! Curious if you got a virtual buckle or just a virtual pendant? Sorry about the virtual holes in your virtual garage door, but here's some virtual tape to cover up the virtual holes! RR
  14. Thanks for the good words and thoughts Bushy, and I so much enjoy hearing you deliver them at Cowboy Church. Happy Easter to all... RR
  15. Well, I just calculated that during this time off, if I just read this post once a day for every VIEW this post has had to this point, it will take me 10 years and 59 days! RR PS: Good seed you planted, DDD!
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