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Johnny Dollar

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  1. I had CBs back in the 70s. Someone asked if you could remember you’re license # mine was KQV9485. Which is amazing I still remember it! I know several folks that still use them. Walk into any big truck stop and they sell them. But in the early 90s I went to HAM radio. Lots more fun but more expensive. I went up to my advanced license which I’ve been KK5FE for years. I was active for years but slowed down. I have two meter and HF rigs. I’ve talked to folks in just about every country in the world and even places that aren’t inhabited but people go and setup a mobile HF setup just to make contacts. Now that I’m talking about it I need to get back on the air.
  2. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.... but my understanding is all adults. I didn’t see anything about a tax return. I thought it was a flat $1000 no matter what. If it went by tax returns then what about retirees? I don’t know..... there’s so much stuff floating around it’s hard to keep up.
  3. Since you're asking I'll be totally honest. I'll just say first that when I first saw your post, the first thought that came to mind is no one does something like that without wanting something in return. Maybe by accepting a "donation" or getting additional pay for work down the road...... I do leather work as well, so I know what it could take. You would still need to purchase items to fix things. You would do all that for free? Sure folks do things for friends for family but to put out for the hundreds of people to potentially start sending you things is a bit hard to take in. Don't get me wrong.... I think what you are doing is commendable and amazing. I'm a network IT admin and a lawfirm..... so because of that I've become the neighborhood computer guy.... I also do computer work for the cowboy club I'm in and for many friends. But I'd never send out a message to start fixing anyones PC. So while I do think its a great thing you are trying to undertake.... I can also see where SASS may need to step in. Sounds to good to be true. Maybe not the answer your looking for and I do apologize if I sounded rude. Really didn't mean it to be.
  4. Rooster, you will love them! To me they feel great and point naturally. Mine are .45 Colt. I did smooth them up a bit and I stripped the finish that Uberti put on from the grips and put some hand rubbed oil on. I like it.
  5. Diamond Lilly visited Parson today. At the hospital with Parson and his big brother George. He looks like a punk rocker with half his head shaved so he may need a new alias. Doctors are pleased with how he is doing so far, have started doing a little pt and will increase that slowly. They were able to get more of the tumor than anticipated, and will be doing chemo down the road. He is on some heavy meds right now but speech and muscle control are really good. All in all a very good result so far.
  6. I just had the overwhelming urge to pee when I woke up.... that's happening a lot the older I get.
  7. Quick update from Diamond Lilly: Parson was moved to a private room, is talking some and Ghost Raider said the docs are happy with his response to surgery.
  8. Unfortunately its getting to be the norm for online merchants to do that. Either their web page cant keep up and show something is out or they outright keep it showing as in stock just to keep your business and hope you keep it on back order. That has happened to me twice with Wild West Mercantile. Two separate times I've placed online orders and as soon as I press the buy button, I get an email saying its back ordered but thanks for your order.... really? Immediately I get an email saying its back ordered but the web page says its in stock? The worse was a pair of boots.... I emailed them to ask why it says its in stock but put on back order right away. The response was "they are made in Canada and can take up to 3 to 4 weeks. I wrote back and told them they need to put that little tid bit of info on the web page. No answer directly to that but one that basically said they were sorry. I know why they don't put that on the web page.... because some folks may move on. So that one really ticked me off...... And back to the boots.... I kept it on back order and they took almost 6 weeks to come in. I still do business with them but I email them now and ask is something is in stock first.
  9. Hey Dark Horse! There isn't a way to add photos to the wire directly. You need to post them through an online photo sharing website. I use Photobucket but there are many others. Some people don't like Photobucket and for sure they are getting a bit harder to get along with due to more and more stuff they are putting on their web page.
  10. Rugers are built like a tank... but I sold my set because I found I shot my Ubertis more. I have a set of open tops and a set made by Evil Roy. I really like shooting both sets. I also prefer the look of longer barrels! Here are mine... with the holsters I made for each set. I shoot cross draw.
  11. Thanks Jess..... just praying for a complete and full recovery!
  12. Hey there Fireball! I'm sure it was an oversight but the last I checked, brass and dies didn't need to be shipped to an FFL holder.
  13. As an update, Parson was wheeled into surgery earlier this morning according to his brother. I'll update as I hear more. Thanks to all that sent prayers.... he needs them which is ironic as he the one that always has a prayer or a good word for everyone else first. He always leads off every match big or small with a prayer. Last time I saw him was at our annual match in November. Parson led Cowboy Church on Sunday morning.
  14. Acording to this article, it keeps 60 seconds of audio then rewrites over it or until a command is spoken. They are pretty cool.... I have two of them. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/just-how-dangerous-alexa-shelly-palmer?trk=eml-email_feed_ecosystem_digest_01-hero-0-null&midToken=AQHcmtxIpuYbLg&fromEmail=fromEmail&ut=3-sgMfjEeVfnA1
  15. My wife wanted the same thing in out house a couple years ago. I did it the easy way. I hired painters that did it..... They came in one day, I left for work and when I came back it was all gone! But I will say that it was a mess.... but they took care of that too.
  16. Below is the text of an email we received from Diamond Lilly of the Peacemakers. Please keep him in your prayers during this time. Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2016 2:08 PM Subject: Need Prayers for a Peacemaker I received a very sad call from Ghost Raider today regarding his brother, Parson Delacroix (David Wilson). Parson has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor and was admitted to UMMC in Jackson a few days ago. Parson is in ICU as of now, but may be moved to a room before his scheduled surgery on Tuesday of next week. We dont have many details right now, but Ghost Raider wanted to make sure their Cowboy Family knew about this and asked for prayers on his behalf. Ghost Raiders spoke of how important their Cowboy Family has been to them over the years, he will keep me updated on how things are going and when there is any additional information I will post it to our Mississippi Peacemaker facebook page. Please send prayers his way and ask that his doctors hands be guided, On behalf of the Peacemakers Diamond Lilly
  17. Pat, I'm sure there are many others but I liked MannyCA's videos on slicking up a S&W revolver. He goes into great detail. As far as tools, just a good set of screwdrivers that you may already have. Revolvers are easy. He has it broken up into two parts. In these videos hes working on an older model 686 but the same can be used for just about any Smith. Part 1 https://youtu.be/soM7MaK3T1A Part 2 https://youtu.be/qkVIeiSWSiM
  18. I put a Wilson spring kit in my 686 which was the rebound spring and main spring. It came with three different rebound and I used the lightest first which I really like. But I found I started getting light primer strikes with the main spring while shooting double action. Single was fine. I put a longer firing pin in but still had light strikes. (I'm using Winchester primers BTW) I finally found a fix by taking a spent large pistol primer and digging out the anvil which just left the cup and putting that between the main spring and the strain screw to give it a bit more tension. Its still lighter then the factory but I think a Wolf spring kit may be better. my .02 cents... your mileage may vary.
  19. That is another very beautiful piece of work you've done Yul!! Unbelievable! I love the touches you've done with the wheels too. I have the same wheels on my cart and would love to do something like that with the wood.
  20. Pat, The grips are just as you described. They aren't belled and feel very good even with full house loads. I typical shoot my reloaded .38s in target shooting though. I find these grips very comfortable and easily handled even in a single handed hold. No problems with the smooth finger grooves at all.
  21. I have a 686-6 that I love! Actually shot it yesterday at the range. Very accurate. I removed the rubber grips it came with and replaced them with a set from Altamont.
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