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  1. 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. Angus
  2. 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". Angus
  3. I bought a pair of springs from Numrich for my TTN a couple years ago. All I had to do was shorten the top end of the spring about 1/16" to get it to fit. YMMV Angus
  4. 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. That's why I stuck with the common man's terminology. 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. Thanks, Angus
  5. 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? Angus
  6. 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. Angus
  7. 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. Angus
  8. Is there something wrong with me in that the first thing I thought was "It's gonna be tough cleaning blood off those."? Angus
  9. I ran across this book I thought some of you might find interesting. "Story of the Wild West and Campfire Chats" by Buffalo Bill https://www.ebay.com/itm/313171075216?fbclid=IwAR0IIuyfN_JVPtt1Mw_dwa3XU3FH02SFStc6Yy3rXSMcT4looQXPZ9lNQfg Looks like it's going for $20 at the moment. I have no financial interest in this auction and if it's not allowed I will delete this post. Angus
  10. Working midnights the only place open that had food was the doughnut shop. You either brown bagged it for your meal or you ate doughnuts and drank coffee. Angus
  11. 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. Magic? I want to see the bullet mold. Angus
  12. 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. Angus
  13. 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 Angus
  14. 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. Angus
  15. It's not about NEED, it's all about WANT! I won't want one either. Angus
  16. 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!" Angus
  17. OK, I think I got everybody PM'd with details. My wife has PayPal and I think I've worked out a 90/10 split with her (90% for her, 10% for me) for payments. Looks like I've still got 2000 9mm and 3000 .40 S&W available. Now I need to make a trip to the PO to get some more boxes. Thanks, Angus
  18. 9mm Brass 1000 for $45 or 2000 for $65 shipped CONUS Mostly brass, but a couple bags of a thousand have some nickle cases mixed in. I didn't used to separate brass from nickle. 8000 available .40 S&W Brass 1000 for $45 or 2000 for $65 shipped CONUS. 5000 brass and 1000 nickle cases available. Angus
  19. I decided to take up running today. Just a spur of the moment idea. Man, those cops came out of nowhere! Angus
  20. No law says you can't have fun with it. (yet) I kinda liked the guy wearing an engine's air filter on his head like a hat with hoses running to the mask on his face. Angus
  21. That's interesting. The father of my buddy grew up in that area. I remember him talking about both Pinckneyville and Chester. I think he had family in both towns. Always talked about the big family Thanksgiving meals: 'Coon, 'Possum and a bunch of other stuff I've never tried. Oddly enough, I don't recall him ever mentioning Turkey. My grandmother also used to make a wilted salad. Wonderful stuff. I wish I'd learned to make it from her. Angus
  22. I'm not sure what you mean by that. Unless you are referring to the staff angle again. Since I'm thinking about getting one for a single shot (Sharps .45-70) I'm not real concerned about having to reset/lift the sight after each shot. I'm more concerned about any difference in adjusting the sights and repeatability/consistency of adjustments. I tend to agree with the "Buy once, cry once" philosophy. I'm just concerned if the extra money is worth the extra tears. If the place wasn't about a 5 hour drive for me I'd be tempted to drive over and take a real hands on look at them. Also, Why were you unhappy with the Mid-range sight? What distances are you shooting and what calibers? The longest range I've ever had access to was 600 yards. Now I think I'd be lucky to find a 300 yard range. I'm thinking the Mid-range sight would be plenty enough sight for me. Angus
  23. What's the big difference between the "Super" grade and the "Standard"(?) grade sights that makes it worth the extra money? Angus
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