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  1. I'll be heading down to Springfield, MO in a couple weeks for a Skeet shoot and I should have most of a day free to wander around.

     

    Any suggestions for interesting guns shops in the area?  I haven't been down there for 30+ years and I've forgotten most of the shops I sorta knew.  The only one I kinda remember was "Gun Smoke"(?) somewhere on Glenstone.  Is it still there?

     

    I'll probably make a stop at Bass Pro, mainly because it's just a couple blocks from where my Grandparents are buried.  I'll take a quick walk thru the museum, but I don't recall it being a very impressive gun shop. 

     

    So, what do you recommend and where is it located?

     

    Angus

  2. Last night's empty wheelbarrow is now full to overflowing from rain last night.  A friend a couple miles from here had his 8" rain gauge over flowing this morning.  The Official measure near him was over 12" in the last 12 hours.  The highways all around here were shut down due to flooding.  Lots of pictures on the news this morning of cars abandoned on the highway with water up to, almost, the roof.

     

    I heard the storm last night, but, wow, I didn't think it was raining THAT much.  We needed the rain, but it could have been spread out a bit more.  More rain is forecast for the next three days.

     

    Angus

     

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  3. 5 hours ago, Chief Rick said:

    Only problem with free ranging chickens is figuring out where they are laying the eggs.

     

    Bag of feed here was $20.

     

    Nah, around here the problem is hawks, coyotes and neighborhood dogs running loose.  Oh, yeah, and the occasional fox.  It wasn't too hard to get them used to laying eggs where we could find them.  The hard part was keeping them alive long enough to lay.

     

    I'm not sure what we paid for the last bag of feed, but I know it was more expensive than buying eggs from the store.

     

  4. 9 hours ago, Father Kit Cool Gun Garth said:

    OK. I'm going to jump in here and ask up front:
    Am I the only one here who enjoyed watching the Rat Patrol as a kid :wub: and then went outside with my brother and several next door kids riding our bikes terrorizing the neighborhood pretending we were driving jeeps with machine guns mounted to the handle bars? :P

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    If not, you may have lost a youthful moment and subsequent fond memory. :(

    Thanks for post.

     

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    I watched it and I enjoyed it, but I don't remember much about it.

     

    I was also a big fan of "Combat".

     

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  5. 20 hours ago, PaleWolf Brunelle, #2495L said:

    READ THIS:

    170 DEGREE RULE

     

    BTW..."STRAIGHT UP" is actually in violation of the 170.

     

    Sounds like a *********** call to me.

     

     

     

    Yep, I read it.  Yep, I'm still confused.  It seems like the "Common Sense" clause should have covered it, but it also seems PWB is saying it was the correct call.  Even tho it was a "***************** call".  :D

     

    This is exactly why I usually avoid reading any of the "What's the call?" threads.  I figure if I screw up somebody will call me on it.  If they're right, I deserve it.  If they're wrong, BFD.  Life goes on.  I've already wasted too much time trying to figure this one out.

     

    Angus

    20 hours ago, PaleWolf Brunelle, #2495L said:

    READ THIS:

    170 DEGREE RULE

     

    BTW..."STRAIGHT UP" is actually in violation of the 170.

     

    Sounds like a *********** call to me.

     

     

     

    Yep, I read it.  Yep, I'm still confused.  It seems like the "Common Sense" clause should have covered it, but it also seems PWB is saying it was the correct call.  Even tho it was a "***************** call".  :D

     

    This is exactly why I usually avoid reading any of the "What's the call?" threads.  I figure if I screw up somebody will call me on it.  If they're right, I deserve it.  If they're wrong, BFD.  Life goes on.  I've already wasted too much time trying to figure this one out.

     

    Angus

  6. Question for you folks up in/near Chicago:  My wife and in-laws will be tooling around Chicago tomorrow and were wondering how much the toll is on the roads up there.  They'd like to have exact change available, if possible.  I don't know which roads they'll be using.  Are the tolls consistent around town and can you just throw the change in a basket as you pass, like other toll roads I've been thru?

     

    Any info about which roads cost how much, would be helpful.

     

    Thanks, 

    Angus

     

  7. I heard the NYC mayor whining that it'll be a return to "The Wild West".  :lol:  You would think they'd find a new catch phrase.  I think I've heard that "return to the wild west" crap every time a state has passed, or tried to pass, a concealed carry law.  I remember it from the first time Florida made concealed carry legal and when my home state of Missouri tried to pass it the first time.

     

    Somebody really should collect video of all the politicians whining about a "return to the wild west" and string them all together.  I'm sure it would be a lengthy video.

     

    Angus

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  8. Yes,  Records can be run to show all the vehicles registered to a particular person.  They will also show the license plate and VIN.  (Vehicle Identification Number)

     

     

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  9. Sorry, I thought this had the store video of the shootout. 

     

    Short story, guy walks into store with an AR type rifle on a sling on his chest.  2nd guy sees him walk in to store then waits for him to exit.  #2 steps up behind #1 and puts a pistol to #1's head taking the rifle.  #1 walks to his car, retrieves a pistol and a bunch of shooting ensues.

     

    #1 did not appear to do anything illegal while conducting business inside the store.

     

    #1 and his buddies flee the scene.  #2 is shot and taken to hospital.  This may be thug on thug crime, but the issue is that #1 appears to have been targeted for his firearm.

     

    Angus

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  10. This is an example of what can happen if you Open Carry.  I say carry what you want, however you want, but don't say this could never happen.

     

    3 injured in St. Louis County grocery store shootout | ksdk.com

     

    (I hope the video works.  It's a little frightening.)

     

    Carrying concealed doesn't make you a target.  The fact you are armed should be a very unpleasant surprise to anyone trying to seriously ruin your day.  The victim, in this case, was lucky he had another gun in his car.

     

    I'm not trying to tell anyone what to do, I just hope this makes you think.

     

    Angus

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  11. On 6/10/2022 at 2:37 PM, Forty Rod SASS 3935 said:

    Of course it's always in the last place you look.  What would be the point in continuing to look after you find it?

     

    Because I'm not a quitter.   :P

     

     

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  12. 19 hours ago, Alpo said:

    Two part.

     

    First, you are a waiter. The customer orders something that is not on the menu. Instead of a salad he wants a sliced tomato, sprinkled with bleu cheese. "You have tomatoes for the salad - slice me one. You have blue cheese dressing - just sprinkle some blue cheese on the tomatoes."

     

    Would you try to explain to the customer that you don't do that? Or would you write it down on your order pad?

     

    Second one. You are the Chef when the waiter brings in that order. How would you handle it?

     

    Several years ago my brother and I took my mother out to dinner on Mother's Day, and that's what he did. When they brought him his meal there were several cherry tomatoes cut in half on his plate, along with a spoonful of blue cheese salad dressing.

     

    He was not happy.

     

    Afterwards, I was thinking that there was a grocery store just down the street. They could have sent a busboy down there to buy a tomato. Because they did not have tomatoes for the salad. They had cherry tomatoes for the salad. And their blue cheese dressing came out of a bottle - they did not make it using real blue cheese.

     

    But even if they had sent the bus boy after the tomato, still would not have gotten him his blue cheese.

     

    So they ended up with an unhappy customer. But occasionally I have wondered how they should have handled it. As I was slicing a tomato for my supper tonight it came into memory, and I decided I would get opinions.

     

    It looks to me like he got what he asked for.  They fulfilled his off the menu request with the product they had on hand.  And, if it were me, I'd likely have charged him a premium for ordering off menu.  The fact he did not know what type of tomatoes or blue cheese the restaurant had on hand to fulfill his order is not the restaurants problem.

     

    If someone expects the restaurant to send an employee to the store to pick up the necessaries for the order then they should also expect to get a BILL (big bill) reflecting all the extra expenses incurred plus a premium for such a special order.

     

    Just because you can get whatever you want doesn't mean you won't have to pay a lot extra for it.

     

     

     

     

  13. 55 minutes ago, DocWard said:

     

     

    "Will magazines for the Mk II fit the Mk IV?"

     

    55 minutes ago, DocWard said:

     

    I'm afraid not.

     

    Well, now, that is disappointing.  I have several extra mags for my Mk II.  

    I guess that takes magazine compatibility out of the equation when deciding between the regular or 22/45 version.

     

    Angus

  14. I only have two .22 pistols.  A Browning Buckmark Target model and a Ruger Mk II w/4.5"(?) bull barrel.  The Ruger is hands down my favorite and is, for me, the more accurate of the two.

     

    I'd love to have a Ruger Mk IV, but I can't decide if I want a "regular" model or a 22/45.  Either way I want a bull barrel.  The 22/45's I've seen all seem to have a skeletonized looking barrel.  I don't like the look.

     

    A question for those that have a Mk IV:  Will the magazines from the old Mk II pistols fit the Mk IV?  I'm sure they won't fit the 22/45 models due to the different grip angles.

     

    I'm jealous of the guys with suppressors.  If they ever remove them from the NFA list my first purchase will be a Ruger Mk IV with a suppressor.    They're just too darn expensive now with all the extra taxes on them.

     

    Angus

  15. My wife NEEDS compass directions.  Tell her "North" "South", "West" and she's fine.  Tell her "Right" or "Left" and she has to stop and look at her hands.

     

    The trick:  Hold both your hands in front of you with the back of your hands towards you with your thumbs extended.   The forefinger and thumb on your left hand makes an "L".  I have to laugh every time someone tells her "Right" or "Left" and I catch her looking at her hands.  She tries to hide it, but she's not very good at it.  :lol:

     

    Angus

     

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  16. On 5/30/2022 at 7:47 AM, Smuteye John SASS#24774 said:

    You're braver then I am- unless it's empty and just an ornament.

     

    That powder flask is way closer to an open flame that my preference.  I was at EOT '02 when the guy- he was with Lindholm Brothers Spurs, if I remember right- blew one of them up and almost lost a thumb because he was smoking while refilling it.  It taught me a whole new level of respect (and caution) for black powder.

     

    Yep, I saw that, too.  But did you notice the thing next to it?  Is that a Hand Grenade?  :o

     

    Two hand grenades next to a fire.  Interesting decorating choice.  :D

     

    (Don't even get me started on smoking while pouring Black Powder.  Yowza!)

     

     

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  17. I don't think they can decide what BS they want to believe or push.  I watched a portion of "60 Minutes" the other night and they were getting hysterical about the devastating power of "High Power Assault Rifle Cartridges".  They went on and on about the destructive power of the 5.56 mm "Weapons of War".  One segment showed a Glock 9mm being shot into ballistic gelatin and an AR type 5.56 mm being shot into ballistic gelatin.   Then they carried on about the extreme destructive power of the "High Velocity" .223 vs. the 9mm.  Well, they did get one thing right:  The 5.56mm/.223 IS a high velocity round.

     

    I guess their tiny little brains would have fallen out of their heads if they had tried a .30-06 or 7mm Mag. on the ballistic gel.

     

    I knew what I was letting myself in for when I tuned in the show.  I just had to watch to see what unadulterated BS they were going to puke out.

    What a bunch of idiots.

     

    Angus 

  18. On 5/29/2022 at 10:22 PM, Cholla said:

    Please define "too long".

    How does it impact a browned barrel?

     

    I got a couple drops of Windex on my shotgun barrels once.  It was there for about 30 seconds before I wiped it off.  I now have two or three gray spots on the barrels where the Windex hit.

     

    I have no experience with Windex on browned barrels.

     

    Angus

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