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  2. Our local Cabela's used to donate stuff or discount coupons for our annual shoot. Went last year after BP took over. Nope we don't do that! Ike
  3. A little yes, but: I shoot gunfighter mostly and it doesn't matter. I use BP so gotta wait for the smoke to clear anyway When I shoot duelist with that heathen smokeless mess, I want my competitors to have more recoil and a slight delay in target aquisition
  4. I know this will really disturb you and Widder, but I've never been into nanner splits. Nanner pudding with Nilla wafers, sure, but nanner splits, no thanks. Beer and Pizza is always good, breakfast of champions.
  5. This is a long one. Unfortunately, there is no quick way to relay these events. I just wanted to pass along this information in hopes it helps someone. The set up: The cluster of smaller cities in our area have a population of about 250,000 people total. We aren’t a big city, but we aren’t a small village either. There is one main road, other than the interstate, that strings a number of these small towns together. It has lots of traffic at all hours of the day and night. A coworker stopped at the local grocery store on her way home from work. Broad daylight on a Tuesday evening, not in a bad part of town. The store is on the main road, lots of traffic and many people doing the same thing. As she exited her car, she saw a man learning on the wall outside the store but away from the entrance. She didn’t think much of it but it did trigger her radar. As she walked towards the entrance, she heard his steps behind her catching up to her. She sped up her pace and started jogging into the store. She felt his hands scrape her back as he tried to grab the backpack she was wearing. She ran into the store screaming “Help me help me, he’s trying to grab me”, as she approached the customer service counter, which was right inside the entrance. He ran into the store and hid. The store manager and three other employees searched each aisle of the store but couldn’t find him. They guessed he went out the other entrance. The manager offered two employees escort her while she did her shopping. She rushed through the store grabbing what she needed and moving at a fast pace so she could get out of there. While in the produce section, the assailant comes out of nowhere and begins running full speed for her. The two employees grab her and pull her behind the employee doors of the near by bakery/deli counter. The assailant gives up and runs out of the store. The manager confirmed it on surveillance camera. The employees escorted her to the customer service counter where she checked out, then three large employees helped her to her car, loaded her groceries and made sure she safely exited the property. She drove straight to the police station to report the incident. After she left the police station, she drove around for an hour to make sure she wasn’t being followed. When she finally felt safe, she went home. Notes: When she asked the store manager why he didn’t call the police, he said this kind of thing happens more often than you know. He did encourage her to go to the police herself, which she did. The police sergeant told her that our area is rife with human trafficking. They target females and young boys. Older women are sold into slavery and younger women, girls and boys are sold into the sex trade. He also said if you think about it, we are a 90 minute boat ride to a foreign country. The sergeant commended her for running into the store instead of back to her car. He also named several other stores in the area to avoid because of the same problem. Epilogue: She is afraid of firearms, but may consider them as a form of self defense now. I have invited her to a ladies day at the range where she can try out what I have and see if it’s something she would like to get involved in. If it is, I will connect her with proper training. If not, I will connect her with self defense classes where she can learn techniques to handle herself in this kind of situation. We are not allowed to have firearms on our person or in our vehicles on company property. Period. It is an instant termination offense. Since there is no place to park off company property, I have changed my habits and go straight home from work or stop at the little grocery store near the house, saving my large trips for the weekend when I can go heeled. Be careful out there.
  6. Windex with vinegar will clean it. Take the stock off and flush it. Then blow it out with compressed air and then use your spray lube of choice, and blow it out. Let it sit on your with the bench muzzle up overnight. Wipe off the rec'r area and re-install the stock. Use a patch soaked with Windex and swab the bore out, then dry and oil. OLG
  7. 1. Is that true? ---YES 2. Is retiming hard to do or do have to have a gunsmith do it? Not hard, IF you know how and have the correct tools to do such. The timing issue is corrected by replacing and fitting a new cyl pawl(hand). OLG
  8. Handguns eligible for sale in CA have to be on CA's "Approved List" : https://www.oag.ca.gov/firearms/certified-handguns/search I rather doubt what Franklin Arms is allegedly selling as "CA legal" has gone through the testing and even if by chance they submit one or more guns for testing and they do pass the tests, CA will still not approve the gun based on looks alone.
  9. Seems like that would kill your split times. I hold dead on and just use my thumb. I don't have to wait on the muzzle to raise and lower and reaquire the target.
  10. Gun rolls back in your hand, raising the muzzle and bringing the hammer closer to your thumb; cock the hammer as the muzzle lowers to shooting position. More recoil = higher muzzle rise. This is assuming plow handle or birdhead grips.
  11. I would think that Franklin Armory has attorneys that researched it. Maybe not. We’ll wait for a test case I guess.
  12. Pulp just reminded me of a good one. Adjustable sights should be allowed/outlawed in all categories.
  13. Ty, I've never understood the math on this.
  14. I have not cut and replaced the Spur, but have notched, heated and bend down the hammer on several. As for the timing on a Colt or Clone, sometimes a simple swap will work, but my experience has had me do some work on the Bolt to get it to drop at the right time. In the early days I screwed up many of my own guns messing with the timing, just out of ignorance. It looks so simple, but can be a bit tricky. You might just try it and see where thing fall. Over dressing the Cam can get you into trouble, so go slowly if you work on it. Playing with the inside leg of the Bolt is the cheapest part to replace if you mess it up. If you are cycling the action fast, setting the timing a little early can be helpful. Just try it, then do some research on dressing the Bolt and go for it. If you need to replace it because you went too far... it's not an expensive mistake, and can be a great learning process. when adjusting the timing on a Colt, just go slow. Snakebite
  15. My favorite old costume was Scout's "ham" costume: Yes, I'm from Alabama, and I love "To Kill A Mockingbird".
  16. Three Cut is a good people and a TOP HAND doing this kind of work!!
  17. Me too. But I just want to see Kate Upton jumping up and down again.
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  19. this is great. it's almost exactly what I already do with my 66 & 73 for regular post match cleaning.
  20. I have tried several times to send you an email and it states it doesn't recognize the address. Send me an email at blazekinkaid253@powerc.net
  21. Sniff, sniff, thank you, thank you for your kind support and understanding. Bartender, set them up for my warm hearted friends..........................I think I can find some change left in my pockets.....................'though not much left after my dealings with the SAA. And Charlie, I promise they will be duly dirtied at the range!
  22. Avoid using hydrocarbon-based cleaners and lubricants in weapons that you shoot black powder or black powder substitutes in. The combination, when burned, causes a hard to remove sticky residue that will often clog up your weapon and also cause rust. Cat Brules
  23. 28 and breezy, no more shoot'n events till next year. Praktizen with my Taylor's & Company Remi sheriff models with fluted conversion cylinders in .45 Colt long, great fun, beautiful pistolas. Go'n out for breakfast at the Cowboy's Cafe in Minden, ya'll is invited. You know bout the lawn. Carlos Murphy
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