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Nawlins Kid

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Nawlins Kid last won the day on November 19 2016

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About Nawlins Kid

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    36107, Regulator
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    TG THE Long Riders, Member Salt Port Vigilance Committee,

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    Western NY
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    Old cars, 69 Firebird Convt., 37 Dodge Businessman Coupe Hot Rod. Shooting SASS matches and Wild Bunch matches

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  1. Thanks great video maybe other manufacturers should watch and listen about standardizing parts and making them readily available .
  2. Nawlins Kid


    IMO this tells me it's time to get new spotters. If spotters say no misses and then all change their minds tells me that were not paying attention. As a TO I would ask each one what target was not hit. Nawlins
  3. Pyrotechnic effects may look cool but is it worth causing problems. Like possibly starting a fire (that water may not be able to put out), blow back that could burn someone or their clothes? Lastly adding a substance to BP with a different “burn rate” that overtime could possibly cause fatigue of the gun parts. IMO someone that could get hurt with a gun coming apart because of “pyrotechnic effects” is not worth it. Nawlins
  4. In my earlier post I mentioned “average shooters” which are not all “old, fat, gray and slow”. I also mentioned showing "family" participation. What I was trying to say is let’s not give the impression that you can’t have “fun” unless the stages are shot at lighting speed . There a lots of SASS shooters that know they will never win the Pink Yugo but still come out to shoot and have "fun". We are completing against other shooting sports and how many actually show a father, mother and children participation? BTW sometimes those old fat, gray and slow shooters bring their grandchildren to shoot. There is always a possibility the grandchild will keep shooting after grandpa decides to stop shooting. Just my $.02 Nawlins
  5. LPL and I attended many conventions. We always had a good time. We met new folks, met up with people we only see once a year and attended seminars. It was good while it lasted. Next year will be our club 25th anniversary and to be honest we will be lucky to get 1/3 of the shooters we got years ago. We did the gun shows, fliers at gun shops etc. There needs to be marketing but to who? One of the most common comments made at the gun show “yes we have seen CAS on programs and those shooters are really fast. I don’t think I can compete against shooters like that” Hey it’s a great idea to show what world champions can do. Then again does it send the wrong message? IMO maybe just the average shooters (especially families) can also get top billing when comes to showing that all ages can have fun!! If Steam Punk is a way to get more shooters go for it. We got our first youngin in years shooting with grandpa because of Steam Punk. Adding more movement is great but remember not all clubs have the ability to move forward. Get the membership increased to high levels then maybe there could be new possibly of more interest in attending a convention. Just my $.02 Nawlins Kid
  6. New for this year the WB mini match will be shot first on side match day. After WB than the three stage squall mini match and the plainsman three stage mini match will be shot. So we are giving a shooter a chance to shoot all three. Nawlins
  7. Howdy kR, First thing LPL told to make sure that I to say hi to Bess from the both of us. We are looking forward to seeing you and Bess. Not this year for a military class. We could talk about it when we meet. Nawlins
  8. Howdy, This year we are having a five stage Wild Bunch mini match. Also Loco Poco Lobo will also be teaching a Wild Bunch RO class. Check out the web site for more details. Hope to see you there. Nawlins
  9. Howdy, I shot an original Smith Carbine ( breach loader) and never had a leading problem. Finding a good lube for your guns will help in performance. Nawlins
  10. I use a Lee hardness tester. It is not high tech but it gives a general idea what the harness is. I normally shoot smokeless but have cast thousands of civil war musket and carbine bullets in the 25 yrs that I shot in N-SSA . Using two hundred pounds of soft lead a year was not uncommon especially when your better half also shoots. You never had to worry about bullet hardness. I have been casting bullets for my 1879 Trapdoor since the mid eighties with a hardness of about 10 and shooting BP and was using the lead for the S&W. I 'm going to try to cast a softer bullet for the S&W just to see what happens . Hitting large targets is fun but shooting small groups with a revolver that is 138 yrs old is lot more fun. Nawlins
  11. Thanks for the replies. Last year I purchased a 1878 Smith & Wesson model 3 in 44 Russian. I'm using a 200 gr bullet ( with a # 10 hardness) with 3F BP. The bore is in good shape considering it's age. At 10 yds it has a decent group size. I would like to try to tighten it a little . I shoot CC and in one match last year I used the Smith and my repro Schofield. What a hoot shooting DD with both revolvers, was not fast and the TO did not have to use a hour glass for timing. Nawlins
  12. This is a BP pistol caliber bullet survey on hardness. What type of hardness is preferred? Hard cast ( Brinell hardness ) or soft cast? Nawlins Kid
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