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Hoss Carpenter

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About Hoss Carpenter

  • Birthday 06/04/1941

Previous Fields

  • SASS #
    7843
  • SASS Affiliated Club
    Ocoee Rangers, Cleveland, TN & The Weewahootee Vigilance Committee (near Orlando)

Contact Methods

  • AIM
    bobterryrug@aol.com

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Viera, FL
  • Interests
    CAS, Reading, Swimming, Traveling, Trains & Jeeps & Corvettes

Recent Profile Visitors

  1. They cost more, but Air Streams are hard to beat in all categories. Hoss C.
  2. After Collage, I went into the USAF as a 2nd Louie; figgered four years and out! 24 years later I retired and went to work for Lockheed Martin in the F-16 and later F-22 Programs. Fourteen years later at age 60 I took Early Retirement. My Brother in Law and two best Friends from High School all died at 58 and 59 years. Spoked me; so we sold our house in Ft Worth; stored some stuff, bought a 42 foot Monaco Motorhome and hooked a Jeep behind it and hit the road! Thought we would travel a year to 15 months. Stayed on the road 8 years Fulltime. Covered 49 States. most of Canada, and a very small part of Mexico. Not the best Investment I ever made , but I would not take a Million for the fun we had and the great people we met. While retired I worked two Summers for the Durango and Silverton RR (03 ,04) as a Brakeman on the Steam Train. What an experience, as I have been a Train Nut since I was 7 years old! Now live in a great Military Retirement complex North of Melbourne , FL. Was a Charter member of a Gun Club here and still manage a lot of competitive shooting at 78. Cheers, Hoss C.
  3. I have owned plenty of Chevys and several Fords; loved them all! Specially the 64 Stingray and the 65 Mustang Convertible. Two 4x4 Chevy Suburbans, three Chevy 4X4 Blazers , and two Ford F150 4X4 pickups. Also a Chevy Z 28 Comaro and two Ford Edges. All good stuff. Cheers Hoss C.
  4. I will say the following three KY Bourbons are tops: Knob Creek, Angles Envy, and Micthers. Hoss C.
  5. Doc, keep faith in the Lord God and Jesus Christ; I will pray for you and yours tonight. Hoss C.
  6. Hey Forty Rod, A B-17 is not an Aluminun Overcast,; in those days that title went ot the C-124 Glob Master. Now that was an Aluminun Overcast. I know as I have a few hours in that bird! Cheers, Hoss C.
  7. Way to go Jeff: driving at night in heavy rain. Did not learn that in NASCAR! Way to go Caddy! Welcome back to racing! Cheers, Hoss C.
  8. Happy Birthday SASS!!! Thanks for 23 great years for me! Loved it all. Cheers, Hoss C.
  9. Ms Hale was a beautiful; very gifted Actress. I had the good fortune to meet her in 1951 ( I was ten and fell in love) when some Hollywood folks came to my little Mississippi Delta town on a tour. RIP Barbara. Hoss C.
  10. Wow! A four piper WW1 Destroyer; and I am a Air Force Puke! Cheers, Hoss C.
  11. I love 1911s and Sigs, and I also have two different 9mm s. I really like the 45 the best. I am sure a lot of you know this little bit of Pistol history, but when the USA was involved in the Spanish -American War in 1898, the standard US side arm was the "new" double action Colt 38 Special. When the Army got to the southern part of the Philippines and encountered some very tough Natives called Moros, who had big knives and fought with all their body and soul. Even putting three or four rounds of the 38 s into the enemy would not stop them. Although the Moros would later die, they would often have enough strength to use their Machetes on our Men. An urgent call went out to Army Ordnance and they pulled hundreds of SAA, 7 1/2 Colt 45 s out of storage, cut two inches off the Barrel, and sent them as fast as possible to the Army in the Pacific. Guess what? The big ole 45 s would lay the Moros out with one well placed shot. So as some of you have stated: the 45 is the MAN!! Cheers, Hoss C.
  12. I bought a S & W 9mm shield about 8 months ago and I love it. Great carry piece and good clean trigger pull. Got it for $320. thru a Dealer here in Central FL that gave a deep discount for retired military. All you needed was a DD 214 or ID card, and the $$. Cheers, Hoss C.
  13. I am starting into my 16th year today and it has been a blast! Someone gave you some great advice; stay active and thank the Good Lord for everyday you have. Cheers, Hoss C.
  14. Angles Envy, Knob Creek, and Michter's are all excellent Bourbons. I love most all single Malt Scotches. especially McCallens 15 year old! Cheers, Hoss C.
  15. I have shot a TTN (1878 knockoff) for 10 years with no problems. No they are not as fast as a hammerless SxS, unless you watch T -Bone Dooly shooting. But you win on style. Also, as many have stated, they are heavy; guess what, a lot less recoil. Cheers, Hoss C.
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