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Frederick Jackson Turner

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  1. Thank you all for the kind words; I do really enjoy this sport, but more importantly, feel that it presents a uniquely friendly face of firearms usage, especially to non-shooters. And that really matters, especially in these turbulent and challenging times. Cheers! FJT
  2. The Adventurer's Club are just that, and they are the Real Deal. They were much interested in our game. It's a bit lengthy, but there was a willing host, and a spellbound audience. (And Wild Bunch starts at 51 minutes.) Cheers, FJT
  3. I have two premiere gunsmiths who work on my '97s. One of them hates to work on Winchesters, partly because of the many variations in quality and construction they went through in their decades of production. as well as the fact that, as G-Jo pointed out above, many of them have been worn into near unusability. The other dislikes the Chinchesters because of the many variations of construction and quality control. The long and short of it is - stay away from the TTNs, but anything else you get is still an ongoing project. Those guns were never meant to be shot as hard or as often as we tend to use them. Ya pays your money, and takes your chances, Currahee. Good luck! FJT
  4. Ahhh, yes; the Pax Romana... "They destroy everything, and they call it peace..." ~Tacitus
  5. Prayers and best wishes for a renewed Forty in 2023! Cheers, FJT
  6. For my money, because of the lever safety and the removable side plates, which make it far easier to clean the rifle, I'd recommend the '73, pencils down. Now all you have to decide is round or octagonal, or even half round/half octagonal barrel, 18', 20' or 24' inch barrel length, straight stock or pistol grip, and curved or shotgun style butt. See how easy i made it for you? ;-) Any way you go, budget a few hundred dollars more for the short stroke and action job you will undoubtedly want, sooner or later. Cheers! FJT
  7. Absolutely a legend, and one of my heroes in this game. I would, literally, take a knee every time I saw him. He cut a broad and wonderful swath in this sport; not everyone will be as well remembered as he will. I really liked that guy. Blessings to those he leaves behind. Sincerely, FJT
  8. To keep up with/escape from traffic, I have a floor of 70 hp; that generally means a base of 700 cc. Most of my bikes are 1,000 cc and up; and for me, the extra acceleration is worth it, for defensive purposes, and sheer exhilaration. Dual discs are better, after about 350 lbs. And, ride like everyone out there is a lunatic intent on your destruction. I can't imagine a day without riding. Cheers, FJT
  9. https://www.gunsandammo.com/editorial/the-455-colt-new-service-and-the-rcmp/248811 It's this very same one... Cheers, FJT
  10. I have the great good fortune to possess one of their service pistols... The document you linked is amazing! Cheers, FJT
  11. The Bones episode was a lot of fun, and a bunch of SoCal shooters made their way into it, as background. The gun handling was atrocious (except on the part of the female lead, who requested a round of personal training, (and her subsequent shooting showed it.) It was a fun couple of days, though! Cheers, FJT
  12. Last weekend, we shot the 20 something-th annual Great Northfield Raid. A 15 year old girl, Bright'N, won two of the stages. Midwest Hale just took Top Overall shooter, at the North Carolina State Championships. And everyone in Wild Bunch got girled in 2022 by Holy Terror, who was the Top Overall shooter. Cheers, FJT
  13. All stages undergo proof of concept testing before the competitors engage them. And here are the credentials for your hosts: https://www.history.com/shows/mountain-men-ultimate-marksman/cast Some intriguing thoughts, thanks! Cheers, FJT
  14. Glad you're watching! Everyone involved is hoping there will be a second season, and that Colby (who spent FIVE seasons hosting Top Shot) and myself will have some greater input on the challenges and the competitors. It's intended to showcase weapons from the Mountain Man era, but that is just the jumping off point. And, in any case, it's great to have a firearms themed show on the air, pushing back against the skewed liberal view of firearms. Cheers, FJT
  15. Last week's podcast was radio only. We pre-recorded it as there was an industry meeting that evening. Hopefully, you caught our in-studio interview with Ashley Hlebinsky, last Sunday. She's a firecracker! Cheers, and thanks for listening in, FJT
  16. She rides a Kawasaki Ninja, now... Cheers, FJT
  17. Absolute thumbs up on Fiocchi primers. Cheers, FJT
  18. Actually, when Top Shot was on, it was one of the highest rated shows they ever had. This one lacks the trauma and drama, and is just top competitors, facing unbelievably difficult challenges. And, I'll repeat what I said, above; given the political climate, it is quite courageous of the History Channel to put a firearms themed show on the air. They deserve our support. Cheers, FJT
  19. Given the political climate, it is quite courageous of the History Channel to put a firearms themed show on the air. They deserve our support. As to the reality; each episode will feature actual head to head competition, with some of the finest shooters in the world, in several disciplines. No teams; no competitor's drama; just competition. And it ain't phony; I was there. Cheers, FJT
  20. Here's a preview: https://play.history.com/shows/mountain-men-ultimate-marksman/videos/preview-mountain-men-ultimate-marksmen Cheers, FJT
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