Jump to content
SASS Wire Forum

Slate

Members
  • Content Count

    84
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

8 Neutral

Previous Fields

  • SASS Number or "Guest"
    104301

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    SoCal

Recent Profile Visitors

781 profile views
  1. The loads are too light and the primers are not re-seating under recoil. Up the load a little and the problem should go away. Best regards,
  2. I got interested in CAS, because I was wanted opportunities to shoot my Colts other than just poking little round holes in paper at my local range. I started checking out the SASS web site and forums, and visited a match with The Cowboys in Norco. I then joined SASS, even though I didn't have all the equipment I needed, because I thought I had to to be involved in matches and purchase through the forum. I then exchanged a few PMs with Yul Lose, who was very supportive, and met up with him at the Escondido Bandidos for my first match. Yul was a great help in guiding me through my first few matches. I've since been shooting with both the Escondido Bandidos and The Cowboys almost every month since I joined. I might be a little different from others starting out, because I knew what my goals/interests were going to be in CAS: I had no interest in shooting the fastest times, or running "race" guns with mouse fart loads. I wanted to shoot my Colts dualist, carry cross-draw, and use an old dbl shotgun that I have. I didn't have a pistol caliber lever gun, so I needed to buy one of those. I've always preferred a 92 to the 66 of 73, and was fortunate to find a nice Rossi 92 here on the forum. I also found some nice quality leather at a decent price here in the classifieds, in the cross-draw style that I wanted to use. I've probably shot at a dozen matches, and so far I'm still perfectly happy with my equipment and the category that I've chosen to shoot. It's been a whole lot of fun. The biggest benefits I see to supporting SASS are the web site and these forums, and because SASS is what ties this whole sport together; these are the reasons that I'll continue my membership. I have little interest in the Chronicle, I seldom open the monthly on-line version (I really dislike on-line magazines) and I'll maybe spend 4-5 minutes skimming the quarterly print version. As to promotion/marketing of CAS and SASS, somehow SASS needs to work on overcoming the perception of CAS as a geezer sport, versus the reality of the sport. Best regards,
  3. "Can you provide a link please. Can't find them on the web. Thanks EMN" Ken Baumgartner (323) 263-4513 Superior Industries 3365 Union Pacific Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90023 Best regards,
  4. Jim Martin for all of his action work uses main springs from Superior Industries in L.A. No one knows their way around a Colt SAA better than Jim, so if their his choice they have to be about as good as you can get. Best regards,
  5. Assuming this is a wet plate, the image would be reversed, so the holster would actually be right hand. Best regards,
  6. I'm a big fan of the Hi-Tec coated bullets, though the quality isn't the same from all the suppliers. The best that I've found have been from Bayou Bullets, unfortunately they don't have quite as large a product line as some other suppliers, but if they do have what I'm looking for, there're my go to vendor. The quality of some of the coated bullets I've recently ordered from Missouri Bullets were not as good as some of the other suppliers, but they were the only ones that had what I was looking for; but still better than standard lubed bullets. Best regards,
  7. Imgur is a good choice, primarily because when you upload an image to it, it scrubs all the embedded data from the image file. It's also a lot easier to use than photobucket. Best regards,
  8. Head over to the Colt Forum. If you're already a member send a PM to "thecoltguy", he's probably one of the leading experts on pre-war DA Colts, particularly the Officers models, and I'm sure he'll be very helpful. If you're not a member, join and post the question in the revolver forum, and I'm sure that you'll get much good information, and "thecoltguy" will likely respond. There's no better place for finding information on Colts, one of the best forums on the net. Best regards,
  9. No problem at home on the computer, or with my smart phone, but nothing for the last 1-1/2 days on my office computer (nary a problem before) Best regards,
  10. I shoot either 38 special with a set of 2nd gens, one's a 1st year 38 Special, and the other is a late 2nd 357; or 45 Colt with a set of 3rd gens. Action work by Jim Martin. One to the primary reasons I got involved in CAS was for more opportunities to shoot my Colts. I shoot dualist, and am pretty slow, so I'm not stressing the guns very much. The 1st gens stay home. Best regards, Slate
  11. I very new to the sport, so far, so take this for what it's worth. I've been shooting Colt SAAs all my life, and one of the main reasons that I got into this sport was to shoot my Colts at something more than paper targets. I live in SoCal, so the days of being able to head up into the mountains or out to the desert for a day of casual shooting like I did "back in the day" is pretty much gone. Depending on how I'm feeling, I shoot either a pair of 2nd Gen .38s, or a pair of 3rd Gen .45s,, and one of these days I might break out a couple of 1st gens just for the heck of it. I shoot dualist so I'm not running the guns real hard, and they've all had action work by Jim Martin. One of these days I'd like to break out of the bottom third at a match, but speed is not the reason I so enjoy this sport. So I guess it comes down to what your interest in CAS is; if it's to translate your 3 Gun experience into CAS, then most of the suggestions in the prior posts are the way to go, but if your interest is to play with the real thing and what initially spurred your interest in the Old West, then get the Colts and Winchester. When your guns eventually show some wear from use, it's nothing more than a sign of how much enjoyment that you've gotten out of them participating in this great sport. Best regards, Slate
  12. Thank you, I appreciate your taking the time to help. Best regards,
  13. I'm just getting started and could use a shotgun belt (36" +/- or sliders). Doesn't have to be free, just looking for something inexpensive until I get a little more experience and can determine what I really want to use. Best regards,
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.