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  1. 50 minutes ago, Badlands Bob #61228 said:

    My personal favorite call was a 17 year old thug from out of state who got caught shoplifting.  There was a group of thugs that were grabbing arms loads of clothing and running out the door.  He was the one who got caught by security.  Apparently he had been caught numerous times before and was always released to his parent due to being a juvenile.  He wanted to know if I wanted his mother's phone number.  I got to inform him that he was considered an adult in Georgia at age 17 and I didn't care if his mother ever found out what jail he was in.   I also congratulated him for now having a felony arrest record that would follow him the rest of his life.  


    YES!!  Similar story.  Local PITA we had a long history with was arrested at 0230 on the morning of his 17th birthday for breaking into and trying to steal a car.   Sorry, not sorry.  We're not calling your mommy to come pick you up anymore.  You get to go to the big boy jail now.


    Isn't it amazing how many thugs want to call their mommy when they get locked up?


    One of our cells was right outside the roll call room so everybody (we ALL knew him) got to stop by and wish him a happy birthday.  




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  2. 2 hours ago, LawMan Mark, SASS #57095L said:

    Always loved the unemployed lawyers who proclaimed they were getting out of whatever charges because I didn't read them their rights...


    Yeah, you be sure to tell the judge that... :) 


    I couldn't tell you how many times I was told:  "You can't arrest me.  You didn't read me my rights."  Really?  Watch this.   <c-c-c-c-c-c-c=click   c-c-c-c-c-c-click> as the cuffs ratchet closed.


    I worked next to a University.  Everybody was a law student, or their daddy was an attorney.



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  3. 29 minutes ago, Allie Mo, SASS No. 25217 said:

    So, if someone is willing to pay $65 and the seller agrees, privately, to accept $64, that wouldn't be a private auction? Please, help me out here.



    EX: I'm willing to pay you your asked for price of $65 for your hat, and you agree (privately or publicly) to sell the hat to Alpo for $64.


    I do not know the dictionary definition of an auction, but, I'd say you and Alpo had dickered over your asked for price.  You said $65, he said $55.  You said $72, he countered with $62.  You counter offered $64 and he agreed.  SOLD to that rascal Alpo for $64.  Sounds like a typical Garage Sale discussion to me.

    Just because you discussed different prices doesn't make it an auction.  If you had stuck to your original asking price of $65 telling that dirty-dog Alpo "Take it or leave it."  Would that still, to you, make it an auction?


    Q:  Did I tell you I'd pay you $65 for your hat before, or after, you agreed to sell your hat to that pole-cat Alpo for $64?


    If not - too bad, so sad.  Angus was late for the party. I should have spoken up earlier.

    If so -shame on you for undercutting me to that good-for-nothing Alpo.  (What!?  Does he have some dirt on you?)


    An auction - "I've got Ms. Allie's hat here.  What'll ya give me for it?  Do I hear $150?  You know it's a bargain at twice the price."  Alpo - "I'll give you $10."  "Shame on you Alpo for such an insulting low bid.  Anybody serious out there?"  Angus - "I'll give you $53"  "That's a little better, but still low"  Alpo -"$60"  "Now we're getting somewhere"  Angus -"$65"   "$65 going to Angus.  Once, twice..."   Alpo - "$64"   "SOLD to Alpo for $64!"      Angus - "????  what just happened there?"


    I hope that helps explain my take on the question.



    Disclaimer:  No Alpos were hurt in the writing of this post.  I understand he's got a good sense of humor.


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  4. 1 hour ago, Allie Mo, SASS No. 25217 said:


    I'm not questioning your actions as they seem to be within the rules. I guess I just thought that, if the seller accepted your offer for less than the posted price, it would make the sale an auction.


    Again, I don't understand what is okay in the Classifieds and had many questions about them.


    I'd call that "haggling", or "dickering" over a set price.  An auction would be when two, or more, fellers keep pushing the price up by outbidding each other.  The price in an auction is fluid and you can't just say "I'll take it" at some previously discussed price.  It does make me smile a bit at the thought of two fellers bidding:  "$73.00", "I'll give you $64.00"  "I bid $60.00 even"  :D



  5. 6 hours ago, Sedalia Dave said:


    That mistake only happens once. 


    You would think that, but, no.  I tried to teach a guy to shoot and warned him about the potential problem before he fired a shot.  He did it anyway.  "I warned you not to do that.  Hurts, don't it?"  The next magazine he did the same thing.   He was a slow learner.  Proof that stupid CAN hurt you.



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  6. Bought a one of a kind item (statuette)  several years back that had a thick round crystal as a part.  When we received it the crystal was broken.  No reimbursement of any kind from USPS unless we gave up the item.  Well, crud!  It's not like we could just order another one so we kept it.  Super glue holds it together now, but it's nowhere near as nice as it was before it got broken.  The big crack thru the crystal really hurts.  The darn thing was expensive.  I just couldn't give it up thinking that some USPS rat was going to get it for free if I turned it in for the insurance.


    Thanks for bringing up bad memories.  :( :unsure:



  7. 41 minutes ago, Crazy Gun Barney, SASS #2428 said:


    A steak knife is designed to cut meat. 




    I would submit that the original knife was designed to cut to kill and therefore, extrapolating from your theory, all knives are weapons.

    A baseball bat is a club.  The original club was designed to kill, therefore, all clubs are weapons.

    etc., etc.


    I respectfully disagree with your logic.  



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  8. I've got a pair of plain jane slim jim holsters on a plain black belt with a US buckle.  There is minimalist enhancement along the edges of the holsters.  I've been thinking about getting a new(ish) belt with cartridge loops in case I need a reload for the rifle.


    FWIW I use either a pair of '51 Navies with 7.5" barrels or '60 Armies with 8" barrels.


    Tangent:  Is the plural of "Colt's 1860 Army"  "Armys" or "Armies"?  "Armys" just looks wrong and "Armies" would be more than one, but doesn't look right when talking about pistols.  Certainly not "Army's" as that would be possessive, or a contraction of "Army is".

    Easier:  "I've got a pair of Sam Colt's 1860s".



  9. 37 minutes ago, Hardpan Curmudgeon SASS #8967 said:


    The "kero-treatment" for new rods was one of the first things I recall reading in the Dixie catalog, possibly late 60's.


    By the way - in some circles, those "rod-holder-thingies" are referred to as "thimbles."   ^_^


    Of course, I already knew that.  I just didn't want to sound too uppity and intimidate any newer shooters with my superior knowledge of such firearms trivia. :lol:  That's why I stuck with the common man's terminology.  :D


    21 minutes ago, Forty Rod SASS 3935 said:

    BTW, learn to shoot round ball when you start.  I found a properly sized, patched, and lubed ball to be more accurate.



    28 minutes ago, Forty Rod SASS 3935 said:

    Rod holder things are called ferrules or thimbles. 


    Horizontal so nothing will sink down to the bottom foot or so and start to "set up" and get gooey or discolor the lower end.  


    Warm because it helps the pores to open up and absorb the oil.  




    I've  only ever used round balls for my vast collection (3) of muzzle loaders.  Well, except for my .58 Springfield which eats Minie's.

    Other than a few squirrels, I haven't taken any game with them.  I'm more of a shooter than a hunter.


    Horizontal makes sense when explained like that.





  10. 1 hour ago, Forty Rod SASS 3935 said:

    Dowels usually aren't sturdy enough.  You need a good hickory or fiberglass rod for shooting, and you'll need to cap both ends with a screw base on one end for tools like, bore brushes, screws,  jags, and a whole array of stuff that will one day become necessary (and you usually won't have what you need anyway) and a ball pusher.


    Best way to toughen them up has been discussed recently in one of these sites.  Get a PVC pipe about an inch or more in diameter and long enough to hold your rod plus a couple of inched.  Cap one end permanently.   I always used kerosene, but linseed oil will likely work.  Put the rod (or rods) in and fill it almost all the way up with the oil.  Cap it securely and put it someplace warm too hot and put it horizontal.   Forget it for a few weeks and then take it out and wipe it down.  Good to go.


    Enjoy.  I have for a lot of years even though I seldom shoot any more.


    I had heard this somewhere a few years ago, but I wasn't sure if I was being fed BS.  Kerosene to season a muzzle loading rod seems strange.


    A couple questions:  Why someplace warm and why horizontal?   How long do you need to let it sit in the open air before trying to use it?  Any type brace or clamp needed to keep it straight while it's air-drying after the kerosene bath?


    I have a couple hickory replacement rods I bought from Dixie Gun Works a couple years ago but they're both just a little too big to fit in the, um, rod-holder-thingies (I hope that's not too technical for you guys) on the rifles.  One is .45 one is .36.  I'm guessing the only way to make them fit is to sand them down for the full length.  Then I don't know if the above seasoning method is going to make them swell up again.


    I thought I'd try to burn a tiger-stripe design on the rods before seasoning them.  Any suggestions on the easiest way to do that?



  11. I don't recall the brand name of the shooting glasses I use for Skeet and Trap, but they were about $30 when I bought them ~15 years ago.  They have 3 different lenses.  Yellow, Rose and Brown.  I almost always use the Rose color as they really make the orange on clay pigeons "pop".  For clay target shooting you should really check out the rose type lenses made for clay pigeon shooting.  The contrast is amazing.   Yellow can make things too bright on a sunny day, but I like them for night shoots.  I've never felt the need to use the dark lenses.


    For CAS and other target shooting I prefer clear lenses.


    Don't go cheap on shooting glasses just to save money.  You only get one pair of eyes.



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  12. I started watching it from the beginning a little while ago.  I'm getting real tired of Walt's obsessive compulsion against Jacob Nighthorse.  Seriously, the man needs to be committed.  He started out with a "let's get all the facts" attitude and it's turned into "Nighthorse is involved so I need to get him regardless of the method or consequences.  Don't bother me with the facts."


    I am currently taking a break from the series.


    At least that's my .02 cents.



  13. How did they make a bullet with a void in the middle?  I'm not talking about the open base of the bullet, but the void in the front of the bullet that they call a "hollow point" that does not have any opening to the point, or rear, of the bullet.




    I want to see the bullet mold.



  14. I'm a big fan of the Sig P938.  It's only slightly larger than your P238, but it's in 9mm.  Probably won't increase your capacity as it's a 8-shot with a full mag and one in the chamber.


    For larger capacity I carried a Browning High-Power for years and absolutely loved it.  I don't have any hands on experience with any of the newer 9's.



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  15. I've always been a fan of a short story for the stage and a start line.  It seems the story part has fallen by the wayside in recent years.  Luckily, the start lines are still here.  For me, CAS without some type of Cowboy line to start the action would lose a lot of it's flavor.  Kind of like eliminating the costume requirements and stage fronts.  Just plinking with guns.  There's nothing wrong with plinking.  It just doesn't feel Cowboy.


    That's my .02



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  16. 1 hour ago, Tom Bullweed said:

    Still haven't figured out why he loaded only three cartridges for three bad guys at the end of Stagecoach...


    I may be misremembering, but, I thought the sheriff only gave him one round for each brother when he released him and handed him his rifle.



  17. 9 minutes ago, Forty Rod SASS 3935 said:

    Something I need as much as I need mumps.  :rolleyes:


    It's not about NEED, it's all about WANT!


    I won't want one either.  ;)



  18. 5 hours ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

    Another film that was groundbreaking in it’s time, mostly for special effects. Stoners seemed to like it. ;)

    I found it interesting until it got so far out weirdly philosophical. 

    You know the Bonk noise the computer makes when you try to do something wrong?  A friend of mine had a brother named Dave who reprogrammed his computer so instead of the Bonk, it said in HAL’s voice...

    ”I’m sorry, Dave. I can’t do that”


    A friend of mine rigged his computer to say, in Curly's voice from the Three Stooges:  "I'm tryin' ta think, but nothin' happens!"



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