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  1. I think it stems from the availability of models when this game started. My understanding is that the market was limited so concessions were made to allow guns that were in the spirit of the west, if not exact. Along that same topic, the Henry Big Boy is not a copy of anything that existed prior to 1899 and Colt didn't offer octagon barrels on their M1873s, but we allow them. This is a fantasy game, not historical re-enactment.
  2. Ruger ruggedness is legendary. While the ROA and Remingtons have similarities the Ruger are built like a tank. Consider them as the Timex of BP revolvers. They take a lickin' and keep on clickin'.
  3. I admit I am stunned that this hasn't been snatched up. It is an original Vaquero, so it will last forever. It has the color case hardened frame which is rare these days. It is chambered in one of the original "cowboy" calibers which hasn't been offered in a decade or more, and it has one of the most desirable length barrels. If it had the Rampant Colt on the frame it would be selling at more than three times this amount.
  4. My last ST story was published in 2005 or so. I don't know how that fits into the timeline about agents. I was in SNW 4 and 5. By 8 they had a pool of over 200 new writers trying to bust into the ST novel market. If I remember right, there were about 5000 entries for the 32 spots in the anthology for 8. I kept pecking away at the wall to make it inside but when they said they were drastically reducing the novels being published, I turned to non-fiction. I wrote a few children's books, wrote a few movie scripts, and then went to writing non-fiction fishing, hunting, and how-to. (Does fishing co
  5. Nope. He should have done his research. He could have come on here and asked. (I do.) Or, and this has happened to me, the editor decided to re-write something and made it wrong. That has happened several times over the years. Normally an editor makes things flow and read better. I have had a few that totally changed the story and screwed things up.
  6. I wrote three stories in the StarTrek Strange New Worlds anthologies. After my third one I thought I had made it and would write StarTrek novels. At the time they were churning them out like romance novels! Suddenly that came to a stop and they went to just one or so a month. With all of the established writers in the ST universe, the new writer market vanished.
  7. Since I write for a gun magazine I will attempt to explain the way I see it. Magazines are limited to what is submitted to them by writers. In most cases they don't go after big names to write an article because they can't afford it. In this electronic age, everyone wants free stuff, including reading material. Many want fame. So now we have countless folks with youtube channels, blogs, websites, and social media platforms offering free articles and videos on any topic they want. Magazines have to compete with that while charging for subscriptions and ad space.
  8. La Vista Bill used to write for GOTOW but he hasn't been on this forum for over two years. I shot with him on occasion in an NCOWS posse back in Indiana.
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  10. I'm with 40-Rod. I live NW of Prescott 17 miles out Williamson Valley way. We get 300 days of sunshine a year. Yes we get all four seasons. We live in pinon and juniper country and see deer, elk, javalina, quail, fox, bobcats, antelope, and other critters regularly. Most folks never see a rattlesnake. I hunt them so I hope to see all I can. My wife used to get depressed when we lived in Indiana because of the winter dreary weather weeks on end. Now she can't stop saying how glad she is that we moved back. We hike to find petroglyphs, go fishing, go look at the cacti flowers, etc. The great thi
  11. I have some 30-06 brass that I bought here. Most goes through the die easy. A few absolutely will not. I can only assume it was shot in a gun that was really oversized.
  12. High Country Guns and Bucky O'Neils in Prescott both have CAS guns. Edit: There is a small gun shop in Humboldt, right off Hwy 69 behind the gas station and they have a selection of CAS guns as well as authentic lever guns.
  13. Don't forget Cowtown on the northwest side of Phoenix. They shoot twice a month. Yavapai County has three clubs. Whiskey Row Gunslingers -- 2nd Sunday -- Range is by Wilhoit Granite Mountain Outlaws -- 3rd Sunday -- Range at the Compass Training Center in Chino Valley Yavapai Rangers -- 4th Saturday -- Match held in the Prescott National Forest between Cottonwood and Sedona
  14. https://www.remingtonsociety.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=17069 https://www.remingtonsociety.org/serials-1890-1931/ Best guess - 1932 or 1933.
  15. Same as it has been... COVID 19 concerns. https://www.facebook.com/pimacountyfair/photos/a.10152993892315112/10165460754170112/?type=3
  16. They just cancelled the Tucson gun show!
  17. Good luck with that. I have been waiting for years to be here in AZ so I can attend Bordertown. My first year here and I'm 47 on the waiting list. I have a feeling it will be 2022 before I go.
  18. I have been posting these on our club FB page for all the new shooters. Keep it up!
  19. Heck fire, just getting a sock on without snagging a toe nail is enough challenge for me-- Seriously, every person I take to a SASS match says that there is no way they can miss, and then they do, over and over. I rarely get a clean match.
  20. I mailed my order in mid-November for a Winchester version. They received it November 30th. They sent me an email giving me a customer number in March. They have sent out orders after mine. (You can track other folk's orders on the CMP forums.) In March they marked the Winchesters sold out. April 10th and still nothing.
  21. Di I need to sign up in advance or do you allow walk ups? I was thinking of going to the Tucson gun show and visiting Tombstone that weekend.
  22. Classic Cowboy requires cocking and shooting one-handed. Age-based categories allow two hands.
  23. Robyn Gold, Here's my advice. I believe NCOWS had posses in Texas. Attend an NCOWS match and see how you like it. They have targets a little farther out and are a little more challenging. (You will notice Raton Rick "liking" a few comments on here. I have shot with Raton Rick at NCOWS and SASS matches. He is a top shooter either place.) I personally like SASS and NCOWS. (I hope to start an NCOWS posse here in central Arizona.) To me, it's like eating out. While I have favorite restaurants, I don't like going to the same one every week. Each one has something that makes it spec
  24. No, I mean does the cylinder spin when the loading gate is opened or does it have to be taken to the half cock to allow the cylinder to spin. On my New Vaqueros I just open the loading gate and the cylinder spins freely to load/unload. My Colt SAA has to be on the second notch to allow the cylinder to spin.
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