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Chuck Steak

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About Chuck Steak

  • Birthday 06/23/1967

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  1. What kind of pouch do you use? The slide that I am using works for the time being but a decent pouch that can hold a few "insurance shells" would be a nice addition.
  2. I still cant settle on a decent shotgun belt. So far I have just been using a slide attached across the front of the buckle on my gun belt. It isn't ideal, but it works until I find something that I like.
  3. I am hoping to start shooting CC next year. I just don't have the guns for it right now and can't afford to buy four more cowboy guns all at once. All I need to make my current clothes meet CC standards is a set of sleeve garters and they cost a whole lot less than four Old West firearms. I even have an old family pocket watch - but I don't have a chain for it.
  4. I really enjoy the history and legend of the old west. The costuming angle to CAS is probably the only thing that got me to shift from IDPA and 3-Gun to CAS. That being said - some of the costume rules really strike me as odd or even arbitrary especially in the B-Western category. While B-Western costumes may "depict leading role characters in B-Western movies" it seems odd to me that the SASS would specifically "outlaw" John Wayne, spaghetti western, and townsperson characters. I cant understand how "The Ringo Kid" or "Rooster Cogburn" would be unacceptable characters for a B-Western costume. I also can't wrap my head around the idea that "The Man with No Name" comes up short as an acceptable B-Western costume. Every townsperson character you could imagine played a huge role in B-Western movie history - the banker, the gambler, the saloon girl, the bar keeper - you can't have a B-Western movie without a cast of random townies. Admittedly, it would get pretty boring if everyone shooting B-Western showed up wearing the same wool poncho - or everyone showed up with an eye-patch - it just seems odd that two of the biggest western movie actors aren't worthy of B-Western costume status. The dress code seems more slanted to guitar slinging movie cowboy than gun slinging movie cowboy. ...but I reckon if someone wants to dress up like 'Blondie' they can shoot in an age based category all day long.
  5. I have a few homemade Kydex holsters for other pistols but I have never tried to mold leather. -How much does "wet fitting" a holster change the color of the leather? -How long to soak the leather before you holster the gun - do you need to "press" the gun and holster or just let it hang and air dry? It sounds like a good garage project to kill some time and improve the fit/function of a holster - I'm just curious if there are any concerns with damaging the leather or changing the color so I don't ruin a decent rig.
  6. I roll mine up and just sport the cuffs......
  7. Never thought about the moisture in good leather - I reckon that is a good reason to continue keeping it in my gun cart instead of trying to squeeze leather into a safe.
  8. I keep mine in the box on my gun cart. I do however understand why people might keep it in the safe. My holster set-up is my initial set of CAS leather and didnt set me back much. It is a different story when a professional grade set of leather might cost as much as a revolver. If I had a 500 dollar rig and room in mt safe - I'd probably lock it up as well.
  9. I have looked everywhere and cant find the Remington low recoil any more. The lowest FPS that I can find is 1145 or something in that area. Featherlite and Federal Metro loads are by far the lowest FPS factory loaded shells I have found.
  10. How does that that same type of pearl or ivory grip look on a blued pistol? The wood on my Uberti Cattleman pistols is just a tad bit mismatched and I am thinking about buying some faux-ivory or faux-pearl grips so that both guns will match (what I lack in skill I can make up for in style).
  11. What is the most common/popular CAS rig that Mernikcle produces?
  12. You do see my point then - CAS is not real either - hence the costume requirements. I think my response directly addresses the OP's questions: Is there any great disadvantage to having different pistols? I started off with a birdshead grip in a cross draw holster and a standard grip in my strong side holster. I saw no noticeable difference in my ability to engage targets in a timely manner I am not worried about winning nationals or being the top shot at local matches. Its the same as USPSA, I am a C-class shooter and will never make GM because I don't have the time or motivation to make GM.  New to CAS doesn't mean new to shooting - (the OP knows full well how to behave at a match so the concerns with speed and ranking) I love the look of the pistols James Garner has in Maverick(the new one) and heck we do this game for fun so having a look is a want also. Maverick is from the same realm as Josey and Rooster - I like the birdshead pistol that Doc carried in Tombstone, So any downsides to not having matching pistols? When you are tenths or even hundredths of a second out of first place - grip angle might be what costs you the match. If shaving 5 seconds off of your stage time still isn't going to put you in the top 5 - different grip angles aren't going to get you into the top 5 either. Have fun - shoot what you like - shoot what you like as fast as you can - be safe while doing it - don't let anyone tell you that "your" preference is wrong. As long as matching pistols isn't in the rules and the goal isn't taking first place - matching pistols don't matter
  13. Doc Holiday shot two different pistols and Josey Wales carried three different pistols - Rooster Cogburn spun a rifle around in one hand with a pistol in the other while riding a horse - and he still shot Ned Pepper dead dead dead.... matching guns aren't the answer to everything unless you are a high level competitor. I started off with a birdshead grip in a cross draw holster and a standard grip in my strong side holster. I saw no noticeable difference in my ability to engage targets in a timely manner - the difference in grip had no impact on my ability to finish in upper 80% I have since bought another pistol - I have two identical pistols and my times have skyrocketed to the point that I am now finishing in the lower 80% of all competitors. I bought that birdshead grip revolver because an actor pretending to be Doc Holiday in a movie carried one. New to CAS doesn't mean new to shooting so consider this - Matt Black and Holy Terror are the overall 2018 world Champions. If you made them both shoot a match using two different pistols, I bet they would still finish as far ahead of most shooters as they would if they were shooting a matched set. Jerry Miculek could probably pick up a cheap Norinco 1911 clone and out-shoot most people even if they were shooting a 5,000 dollar custom pistol, but you wont see him shooting that Noricno in a match if that match is attached to a paycheck - he'll shoot his race gun. When you are tenths or even hundredths of a second out of first place - grip angle might be what costs you the match. If shaving 5 seconds off of your stage time still isn't going to put you in the top 5 - different grip angles aren't going to get you into the top 5 either. Shoot what you like - shoot them as fast as you can without shooting off your own (or someone elses) pinky toe.
  14. Just after watching a few of these videos - I have been consistently trying to "stab" my shells into the chamber when I reload. I have seen the 'Longhunter' videos a few times but didn't really pay that much attention to how he was presenting the shells until now. That method is pretty consistent through the videos I have been watching and it is NOT the way I have been doing it.
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