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Doc McCoy, SASS #8381

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About Doc McCoy, SASS #8381

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  • Birthday 03/31/1952

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    Richmond, VT
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    CAS, camping at CAS shoots
    NRA Basic Rifle & Pistol Instructor, NRA RSO
    Ham Radio, EMT, hiking
    Other time consuming expensive hobbies (so I'm told)

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  1. I bought a pack of 15 rifle boxes from Uline, cost me $3.77 each total. I do not remember for sure, but I think you get get fewer, but of course at a higher unit price.
  2. Hey Pony, Did you try seating the caps with a dowel? I got into that habit with my Slix nipples on the 1861s. It just finishes seating them. I see them move about 1mm, but that can be the difference between one or two hammer hits to go off, in my own experience. Slix are supposed to favor Rem 10 but mine prefers Rem 11. I told Ol No 4 about that out at Winter Range, boy was he surprised!
  3. I'd settle for finding a digital body that took all my old Minolta bayonet mount lenses. I still have the Minolta 101, even converted the battery system once upon a time.
  4. My wife and I took 3 days to look through that museum!
  5. Several different thoughts here. There is discussion of the relative safety of an unloaded gun falling. That might challenge the basic rule of "treat every gun as if it is loaded". The TO did observe the shooter fire the proper number of rounds for the scenario and thus the gun "should" be empty. The odds of overloading the gun on the same stage that it is is dropped is quite small. The TO probably watched the shooter put the gun down and knows if the lever has closed making it possible to fire. Lever is still open? Not going to fire. Is it breaking the 180 and thus point
  6. The wedge secures the barrel to the frame. It sits in front of the two chambers that are next to rotate into firing position under the hammer.
  7. I always figured that the first chamber next to the barrel would hit the wedge on the way out and deflect off at an angle. And since it's a 1/4" "barrel" coming out of the chamber it would not have a lot of power. I've only had it happen a once in nearly 20 years of Frontiersman. I was running short of wads so I tried to spread them out. It worked for a while!
  8. Half cock & rotate. It's been about 20 years of nearly exclusive C&B pistols so this has happened, ahem, a few times. I take the palm of my off hand to roll the cylinder to the right spot. Seeing the spot is pretty easy with the open top design of C&B pistols. It's the cap that is still intact. I never worry about the uncharged chamber, I've never had a situation where it mattered.
  9. That's a very fine looking dairy cow. No worries.
  10. Hmmm, I always considered the NCIS NOLO guys to be pretty good. It's the NCIS LA series that I don't watch due to too much shady shenanigans. Now maybe, just maybe, I see too much Capt Archer in the Pride character.
  11. Gotta tell you about an EMS call I had years ago. Patient calls and says she is in the bedroom and cannot move, we are going to have to break in to help. We are talking to her on the phone to be sure we need to do this. Yup. She insists, so we break in. We can't find her. She is in her bedroom... in the nursing home 20 miles away! A lock box or hidden key would have helped.
  12. I have not had them break. I've used Wolff, some from Happy Trails, some no-name from Brownells. I have even ground down a couple myself. When I do that I hold it in my fingers. Can't overheat a spring if I can still hold it in my fingers. My fingers aren't that tough!
  13. I shoot a TTN (now imported by Cimarron) in Frontiersman for the same "Looks right & fun" reasons. I really like it. I have an original Colt 1878 and when I lay them side by side you can see just how close a copy it is! Yes, it is a bit heavy, that means it is solid and durable. The Colt 1878 was a top grade gun in the day; I think this one is too.
  14. Mighty Fine! Leaving for AZ next week, going to be a nice long drive with the camper.
  15. Retired at 62 & love it. My sentence was up! It was the earliest I could get out with full benefits even though it was 3 months short of 30 years. I checked the math, if I worked to the full 30 I'd get enough extra pension for a good cup of coffee each month. Was not going to work April through June for that! I now have three "jobs", one for small pay, one stipend and one volunteer. But each one is because I want to do it and all are on my schedule and I'm taking 2 months off without asking anyone's "permission".
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