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Del Rio Pete

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  1. Holy Smoke is right! WOW! You are quite an artist.
  2. You guys are all way too funny! That’s why I love reading your comments. Great education with a little laughter. We sure need that now, don’t we? Amongst the laughter, Dusty’s comment reminded me of how much I miss Jim No Horse aka Alan Barbee, from Texas. He used to say “I shoot slow, so you don’t have to.”. Dusty, as the old school teacher used to say...”Be the best. Either the best of the bottom half or best of the top half. Just excel with what you’ve got.” Haha Well, it looks like everyone is out of 20” SS Rossi’s at the moment. Fun to look forward to something in the future, isn’t it? I did order some 45 Colt cases from Starline for my Ruger Redhawk 45acp/45 Colt...out of stock, but backordered. Thanks again.
  3. Yes, one of each is always the best answer, isn’t it? This sport is really addictive. Glad I live in Texas. Deacon KC Thanks for the .452 info. That is what I’ll order when I load 45 Colt. I do have one non-sass 45LC/45acp that I can start with. .
  4. Wow. Those are some powerful loads in the article. I think I’ll try the Cowboy loads to start. Haha My logical & practical side thinks 44 Mag. My emotional side thinks 45 Colt. I just love the big 45 Colt. Much “cooler” to me. Thanks for your insight.
  5. July Smith, Thanks for the detailed response. Very helpful. I am not sure about the diameter of bullets for reloading 45 Colt. .451 .452 .454 ? Looks like .452 is the most commonly available. It seems .451 or .452 are used for 45acp. I’ve only used .451 from Hornady, Cimarron Bullets, Blue Bullets, and just ordered some from Bullets by Scarlett.
  6. I know this has been discussed many many times and I’ve read as many posts as possible, but, I’d still like you opinion. Do you prefer a Rossi 92 in 45 Colt or 44 mag? Why? If you don’t own a Rossi, your thoughts on the 45 vs 44 would be appreciated anyway. I already own a 20” SS Rossi 92 in 38 spcl/357. I know that the 1873 or 1866 are the best for CASS and 38 is cheaper and more popular and 44-40 is best for black powder. I would need to buy revolvers for either the 45 or 44 caliber. I realize it is a Ford/Chevy or Ginger/Maryanne question. It would be for general fun, possibly used a little in SASS. It might never be used for hunting. I’ve just started reloading 38 spcl & 45acp. Comments about non-SASS and SASS bullets and powder would be appreciated. I don’t think I’d ever cast my own bullets, but things change. Your top two or three bullets for deer hunting or hog hunting would be interesting. Comments of why you like one caliber over the other would be valuable. Plus, any other related thing or story you think would add to the discussion. Thanks a bunch.
  7. Texas City, Texas. 41 miles south of Houston Southwest shoreline of Galveston Bay Deep water port on Texas’ Gulf Coast. Petroleum-refining and petrochemical manufacturing center.
  8. Del Rio Pete


    Spot still available for Pat Riot.
  9. 17 hmr was one of the few calibers left to buy at the stores in my area. Besides looking like a fun cartridge, could it be a good emergency backup when ammo is in short supply? Perhaps that will give you another reason for you to buy a new toy, not that you need another reason.
  10. For a beginner set of leather holsters, you might check Bull Creek Leather Holsters on EBay or Amazon. For a small child, you might consider Slowhand Bob’s idea ... “A mans 1 1/2" heavy work belt cut to proper length will be the best alternative to ultra light guns carried on tiny waists.”
  11. Years ago Texas had rebates for new construction homes and buildings. Many were installed in some areas. They worked well. When it came time to replace them, I would venture to say 90% were replaced with conventional systems. Geothermal has usually been more expensive and conventional systems have come a long way in efficiency. One of the biggest things is whether your area has lots of companies trained to work on geothermal. if not, you’ll probably be stuck with the company that installed it, which limits competition for pricing and good customer service. They are different from traditional systems due to having fluids, pumps and controls more similar to commercial systems. Most residential techs aren’t trained in geothermal, except maybe in certain geographic areas. Having to use more talented technicians usually means paying higher service costs. In Texas, a number of years ago we had severe droughts. The soil dried out, contracted, and separated a little from the geothermal loops in the ground. Efficiency and capacity deteriorated. They stopped cooling as well as they previously had. Those that used ponds had issues due to declining water levels leaving pipes exposed. So, Geothermal is great in certain areas of the country. Just do your homework.
  12. My absolute favorites: 1. 3 God Fathers 1948 John Wayne, Harry Carey Jr, Pedro Armendariz https://youtu.be/GqlUqWH17AI 2. The Quiet Man 1952 John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond. 3. Angel and the Badman 1947 John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey, Bruce Cabot Next: True Grit The Shootist The Cowboys The Green Berets Rooster Cogburn and all the rest.
  13. Tex doesn't like me posting prayer requests for him on the SASS Wire so please keep this one private.


    A message from Cat:


    "Tex in hospital with very bad infection-sepsis. Is in critical care unit in Pres downtown. Thought u should no. Cat"

    1. Del Rio Pete

      Del Rio Pete

      Thanks.  Will do.

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