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  1. 24 points
    There's nothing to distinguish it. A slender barrel, ratty looking old model 10 Smith with Pachmayr grips and what used to be a nickle finish that now looks like it was chawed by chemical beavers or something. I'm going to shoot it today. As near as I can tell, it'll be the first time in better than a decade it's had fire in its belly. It belonged to my daughter. Nancy had blue eyes and apple cheeks, a ready laugh and when she went through the same police academy as I, she benefited from my experience. I knew they used absolutely the cheapest, filthiest practice ammunition for qualification: bullets were pure lead, probably cut from lead rope and slammed into a die, six rounds and the bore looked like it had silver icicles. When she shot qualification I fixed her up with half-jacket SWCs loaded to the same velocity. The rangemaster was used to seeing patterns, not groups; at fifteen feet, dinner plate spread was a good group ... he went down the row of holed silhouettes, "Not bad, not bad, not bad, hel-LO!" -- he looked at a tea saucer sized group and then looked at Nancy, and she turned a little red and said "My dad's Linn Keller," and the rangemaster gave an approving "Um-HUM!", replaced the stub of a smoldering stogie between his teeth, and went on down the line. Nancy slipped out of her dying body seven years ago today, pancreatic cancer, so today I'm taking her revolver out for some exercise. It's just a ratty old revolver, nothing to distinguish it, but I'll not willingly part with it.
  2. 10 points
  3. 10 points
    I took a look at a few comments and stopped because I didn't agree with their thoughts. I'm new to SASS/CAS, via a neighbor who shoots and invited me to come watch a local practice in 2016. The following week when I went to another practice, one of the shooters brought several guns for me to try. I eventually borrowed guns to shoot at each practice. I had yet to go to a regular shoot. Since that time I've gone through two (2) age based catagories; bought used .38 revolvers; a used '73 carbine; a new SXS 12 gauge and appropriate leather; joined SASS and had another birthday! Starting out at 80 years can be a little challenging....but I'm having a ball! SASS/CAS are so willing to help and are fun to be around.....I think I'll stay for awhile and see where this sport takes me. Wrangler Bob #107815
  4. 9 points
    It has always been my opinion that everybody should have education in firearms laws including use of deadly force. And they should receive it in high school or home school.
  5. 9 points
    "Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy than to fumble the football" John Heisman "I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game." Bear Bryant / Alabama "It isn't necessary to see a good tackle, you can hear it! Knute Rockne / Notre Dame "At Georgia Southern, we don't cheat. That costs money, and we don't have any." Erk Russell / Georgia Southern "The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it." Lou Holtz / Arkansas - Norte Dame "When you win, nothing hurts." Joe Namath / Alabama "A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall." Frank Leahy / Notre Dame There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." Woody Hayes / Ohio State "I don't expect to win enough games to be put on NCAA probation. I just want to win enough to warrant an investigation." Bob Devaney / Nebraska In Alabama, an atheist is someone who doesn't believe in Bear Bryant." Wally Butts / Georgia "I never graduated from Iowa. But I was only there for two terms - Truman's and Eisenhower's." Alex Karras / Iowa My advice to defensive players is to take the shortest route to the ball, and arrive in a bad humor." Bowden Wyatt / Tennessee "I could have been a Rhodes Scholar except for my grades." Duffy Daugherty / Michigan State "Always remember Goliath was a 40 point favorite over David." Shug Jordan / Auburn "I asked Darrell Royal, the coach of the Texas Longhorns, why he didn't recruit me "He said, "Well, Walt, we took a look at you, and you weren't any good." Walt Garrison / Oklahoma State "Son, you've got a good engine, but your hands aren't on the steering wheel." Bobby Bowden / Florida State "Football is NOT a contact sport, it is a collision sport. Dancing IS a contact sport." Duffy Daugherty / Michigan State USC lost 51-0 to Notre Dame, his post-game message to his team was, "All those who need showers, take them." John McKay / USC "If lessons are learned in defeat, our team is getting a great education." Murray Warmath / Minnesota "The only qualifications for a lineman are to be big and dumb. To be a back, you only have to be dumb." Knute Rockne / Notre Dame "We live one day at a time and scratch where it itches." Darrell Royal / Texas "We didn't tackle well today, but we made up for it by not blocking." John McKay / USC I've found that prayers work best when you have big players." Knute Rockne / Notre Dame
  6. 9 points
    I'm the TO from HELL in cases like this. Suspected squib.? "Stop! CEASE FIRE!" Shooter doesn't react... and a hand gets laid on the shooter to reinforce verbal direction. Yes, hopefully that all takes place BEFORE another round is fired. If not... oh well, I tried my best, but I interfered with the shooter, and will gladly offer a reshoot if the barrel is clear. Because, frankly, there wouldn't have been a third shot fired! And if the shooter is upset about it... my attitude is "get over it"... I reacted to what I thought was an unsafe situation. I know there have been shooters that were initially upset over my reaction to what I thought was a squib... I do hope they've gotten over it... In my defense, I believe I've only been wrong on ONE occasion. And I can live happily ever after no matter how many times I'm wrong... if I'm right once and save someone from injury. The alternative is too horrid to contemplate. Frankly, I want all my TOs to feel the same way.
  7. 9 points
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  9. 8 points
    2nd Amendment to the US Constitution says "...right to...bear arms shall not be infringed". Therefore: (1) Should concealed carry be allowed? Most certainly (2) What guidelines should be implemented when moving from state to state? (Reciprocity) None. Anyone can carry anything anywhere. (3) Should non-permitting be considered? Hell no. (4) What SHOULD the criteria be for an individual to conceal carry, as opposed to what it currently is? The same criteria as is currently set for for an individual to wear socks --- HE WANTS TO. (5) Should training be mandatory, and if so, what type and how extensive? Just as soon as they come up with a training requirement to vote and a training requirement to pray we can discuss this again. (6) What penalties, if any, should be imposed on improper use of a concealed carry firearm? Define "improper use". Flashing? Nothing. Pointing it at someone to make a point? That's called aggravated assault, and is already illegal. Arrest him. Shooting someone? If it was a legal shoot, clap him on the back. If it was an illegal shot, clap him in jail. Your question is too ambivalent to answer.
  10. 8 points
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  12. 7 points
    ... because "dumb-ass" is considered offensive, and no longer appropriate.
  13. 7 points
    We have all heard the stories that leave us quaking in our boots and grateful we were not beside the clown when he fired that killer round (killer to the firer not the target). This one however just made me laugh Old time loader explains to new guy that he needs to be precise and careful with his loads and follow the manual to the letter if he is to be safe. Some days later new guy is asking for tips and what equip the old timer uses. New Loader-"So what tweezers do you use"? Old Timer-"Tweezers"? New Loader-"Yeah and just how accurate do I need to be in cutting the grains"? Very confused Old Timer-"Cutting the grains"???????? It apears the new guy when measuring out 34gr of AR2207 (H4198) was pouring the powder onto a white piece of paper and picking up 34 grains, one at a time, and putting them in the shell. Thankfully he didnt fire (or rather try to fire) any of these very precise and labouriously prepared rounds Never underestimate the capacity for human stupidity
  14. 7 points
  15. 7 points
    Why is it so important for some of you to continue with this?? Complaining or ripping on them doesn't make our shooting game look any better. Oy!
  16. 7 points
    It's a miss. Any unfired rounds are misses. A squib in fact is an unfired round. Using a different scenario if the stage called for two sweeps on 5 targets and the shooter ended up putting 2 bullets on one target would you want to give them a procedural. Also firing multi projectile ammo from a rifle or pistol is illegal and would warrant a SDQ. This came up at Bordertown last year and Blackjack Zak and I were the Match R O s . We determined the shooter did not disregard a command to stop. ( shooter got the shot off before T O could say anything ) Everyone was positive there was a squib ( even the shooter). Call was a miss.
  17. 7 points
  18. 6 points
  19. 6 points
    We have winners! Sorry it took the Magnificent Seven so long to deliberate, but we have made our choices. A big Thanks to all who made nominations and spoke in favor of candidates. And a thank you to all who have devoted themselves to the costuming, shooting style and big guns of Classic Cowboy/Cowgirl. Our Classic Cowboy Shootist of the year for 2018 is Major Art Tillery, who has worked so hard to gain recognition for Classic Cowboy and who is promoting the Classic Cowboy Showdown. Our Classic Cowgirl Shootist of the Year for 2018 is Cayenne Kay. We will be making the presentation of the buckles at the Classic Cowboy Dinner at Winter Range in February 2019 . More on that later. Congratulations to Major Art Tillery and Cayenne Kay and a big thank you for the inspiration you provide to all Classic Cowboys and Cowgirls.
  20. 6 points
    Time to rant: The uninformed are always the 1st to offer criticism. I have allowed gun magazines to lapse simply because it is all about tactical and black plastic. I have a tactical single action that can shoot a really big bullet if needed. I have just grown tired of the attitude displayed in the attached site. Perhaps I am old, I like wood stocks, blued guns, revolvers and lever actions. I buy leather holsters not nylon. I can run the others if needed, but I grew up with westerns and the southwest is where I was born and will be where I die. I have shot 3 gun and practical pistol; all done with that. I shot those disciplines to enhance my shooting skills while in law enforcement. I shoot to have fun, to make friends and I have worn boots and hat all of my life and continue to do so. Long live Cowboys, Cowgirls and CAS. Long live the cowboy philosophy. And lastly, my horse is my therapy. God Bless and Merry Christmas
  21. 6 points
    Howdy and Welcome! I recommend not getting holsters until you decide on the revolvers you will use. Barrel length will effect how the revolver fits your holsters. Regards, Allie
  22. 6 points
    Snake Eye... Yes, the article was in the March 2015 issue of The Cowboy Chronicle and I was the author. I've been doing a bunch of research on Blood Lead Levels (BLL) since, and have been asked by several gun-related organizations to use/distribute that article*. Your BLL of 11 does not pose a serious threat, but certainly continue work to keep it down. Dust exposure when opening dry tumblers is a problem, but one of the greatest areas of lead dust exposure is on the firing line, and more specifically where the shooter is. The cloud of lead particulate in the 5' to 6' sphere around the gun - from dust-like specks to visible chunks - is remarkable. And because the TO is on the active firing line the longest, he/she has the greatest exposure. A great natural chelation (lead reducing) agent is a natural herb called Spirulina. Taking a teaspoon a day will be good for your health and will remove lead from your system. I shoot 3-4 matches a month, clean and reload rounds, and so on - and my wife and I both take a teaspoon of Spirulina in a protein drink almost every morning. My BLL was 8.6 (tested three months ago), and before taking Spirulina a few years back it was a high as 18! Several shooters in clubs I'm associated with have also had great success with Spirulina. Chlorella and cilantro are also good natural chelation agents. RR * There's a lot more info in the article and you can download a free copy of that article (PDF white paper) from our club's web site: www.PRVCatLazyArrow.com and click on the "DOCUMENTS/PAPERS" tab.
  23. 6 points
    It took longer to shoot and edit the video than to make the custom base pins. These base pins will not jump forward and bind up the gun or accidentally get pushed back to safety notch.
  24. 6 points
    Season 12, Episode 17, Mad Dog First aired January 14th 1967 Festus: When it comes to dying, I reckon everybody feels about the same way. Dr. Henry S. Rand: What would that be? Festus: They'd just rather do it tomorrow.
  25. 5 points
    Just a couple questions: 1. If the shooter is 'that fast', how did anyone know if the bullet of the 'squib' actually stuck in the barrel? 2. Did any of the spotters actually see a 'Miss'? As for the shooter not obeying the TO's command, I'll let the TO and the shooter hash that out. ..........Widder
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