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    Okay, let's put this to rest for now: Fell in tub without losing consciousness, some damage to tail bone, upper back, both forearms, both wrists, my lower leg and my hands. Got to VA ER in a big red and white limo. Was checked out ten ways from Sunday and sent home. JJJ and Deja to the rescue. Next morning had a repeat with full unconsciousness and more damage to knees and hip. JJJ gets me to ER and they run more tests, then transfer me down to Phoenix VA where I am admitted to cardiac unit. Possible solution is a pacemaker. Three days later no PM, serious change of my meds. Sent home with an Event Monitor, med changes, new appointments and restrictions on diet, warm water showers instead of my very hot ones, and a "help, I've fallen and I can't get up" device. Also have a showed some alterations of all my meds, a consult for a total do over of my meds, and a handicapped Parking sticker. Lots of changes to my life but it's better than it could have been: I could've been dead or crippled but I fooled 'em all again. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers. They are always apprecaited.
  3. 10 points
    Hey Creeker - I don't consider 6 Shotgun excessive. Well, excessive FUN perhaps. What I do NOT like is the shotgun stand and deliver. I really like shoot two, take it with you, shoot two, take it with you, shoot two. Such as, Shoot two, shoot pistols (I'm a gunfighter with Cap Guns), take it with you, shoot two, shoot the rifle, take it with you, Shoot two. Some (many) speed only guys-n-gals don't like that cause your picking it up and setting down. I think it's FUN!! My take.
  4. 9 points
    1) Shooter must STOP (or be stopped) immediately due to the seriousness of the SAFETY issue involved. This would NOT constitute "RO impeding/interference" in handling a shooter's equipment failure; therefore there would be NO GROUNDS for a restart/reshoot. Precedent exists regarding the handling of a suspected "squib" during stage engagement. 2) If the shooter is able to remedy the issue SAFELY, s/he may continue the stage after resolution. An RO should be allowed to "safely assist" the shooter in this case (e.g. retrieve & return dropped safety glasses to the shooter if the shooter has a cocked firearm in hand) 3) If the shooter is unable to SAFELY resolve the situation (e.g. glasses are broken or end up ahead of an active firing line), the shooter would receive a DNF due to inability to continue and complete the stage.
  5. 9 points
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    The answer to the question nobody asked: what would happen if they had cell phones in Deadwood, 1878 instead of regular phones? Figured y'all may enjoy some levity on a Saturday morning. . . Keep your powder dry, Wild Ben
  7. 8 points
    I'm sitting last night, relaxing and browsing the web when my youngest daughter, who is off to college sends me a text. Yeah, I don't care for texts either, but what's a Dad supposed to do? At any rate, she says a couple of her sorority sisters are interested in learning firearm safety and how to shoot, and asks if I would be willing to teach them. Now, I need to explain that my youngest daughter is not anti-gun, but has no real interest in guns and shooting, she does attend what is considered a fairly liberal college, so this took me by surprise. My hunch is that they want to learn, but being poor college students, can't afford classes, rentals, ammo and range time. I'm not a certified instructor, but between my career in the Army Reserve and National Guard where I had duty as a range safety NCO and instructed others, working with family and friends who were first time shooters and the like, I'm confident in my abilities to teach them to put rounds downrange safely and effectively. I asked, and it appears they want to learn to shoot handguns. No problem, I can cover that. Start with .22LR and work from there, to the extent they are interested and capable. The biggest challenge will be finding someplace where I can run them over the preliminaries, and then arrange for range time. I just thought I would share. We're hoping to arrange something here in a couple of weeks. If we do, I will keep everyone informed how it goes.
  8. 8 points
    Fox news reported that there was a shooting at a high school in Maryland and that 2 students were injured but that the School Resource Officer, ran toward the shooter, engaged the shooter and shot the shooter and that the shooter is now dead. May God bless the School Resource Officer and thank him for doing his job and saving the lives of others.
  9. 8 points
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    Some of the responses here are honestly pretty shocking. Nobody’s score at any event is worth more than their safety. EVER.
  11. 8 points
    Go for it. Spend some quality time with your daughter and her friends. She’s probably been bragging about you. Don’t pawn her off on someone else.
  12. 7 points
    Hi Fellow SASS Members, The SASS Wire Forum is the official forum of The Single Action Shooting Society® (SASS®) and the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting™. The SASS Wire is a series of forums established to provide a sense of community and an opportunity for communication and the exchange of ideas for all SASS members and members of the public worldwide who are interested in SASS and the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting. The SASS Wire Forum has existed for many years- its goal being to provide and promote a positive and welcoming environment for SASS members and guests to exchange ideas and discuss topics related to SASS and Cowboy Action Shooting. This goal has been achieved for many years- mostly due to the diligence and giving volunteerism of SASS members serving as Moderators and Administrators of the Forums. The Forums Rules and User guidelines have existed since its inception with little review, edits or updates made to evolve alongside the growing and evolving SASS membership's needs as well as the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting. Change... it's a 'comin! In early 2018, the SASS Wire Forums were given a thorough analysis, reflecting that the Forum itself is in a trend of decline. The evolution and growth of internet social connectivity has grown exponentially over the last 5-10 years. The rise of social media platforms has given way to a multitude of choices for users to communicate and express themselves- many times without rules or moderation. It is important to find a middle ground in which the environment is one that is positive and welcoming- encouraging users to express themselves, all the while moderating content and enforcing guidelines and a framework of rules that ensure the forum is maintained in a respectful manner and remains in line with the intended goals of the forum itself. It is now more critical than ever to work together to achieve a "place" we can all be proud of in the SASS Wire Forums. EFFECTIVE MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2018: 1- An updated Document Outlining the "NEW" SASS Wire Forum Guidelines/User Terms will be in effect. *WILL BE POSTED/AVAILABLE ASAP! 2- All CURRENT SASS Wire Moderators, as well as the SASS Administrator roles will be vacated. 3- A clear definition of Roles within the Wire Forum (Moderators/Super Moderators/Administrator) will be provided to all members 4- All newly recruited Moderators (fresh blood! ) moving forward will be "GHOST MODERATORS" (Anonymous) and will perform their duties anonymously under a Generic Moderator profile, not their own. Moderators will commit to volunteer for 3 month rotations in/out of the role. (*Please contact Misty @ [email protected] if you are interested in filling a 3 month slot as a "Ghost Moderator".) 5- The TEAM SASS Forum will continue to be managed and moderated by Charlie T. Waite (Thanks Charlie!) as a seperate forum 6- The SASS Mounted Forum will be eliminated. 7- The SASS Forum titled, "WTC- Whats the Call" will be deleted to be "tabled" until data collection and completion can be completed by the ROC. Our most sincere thanks go out to all current (and past!) Moderators and Administrators. Allie Mo, Doc Faraday, Dusty Chaps- You guys are awesome and will be missed by many, I'm quite sure. Your time, dedication, and care will always be celebrated and remembered with great admiration. Doc has been a moderator here for over 20 years, and Dusty isn't far behind that 20 year mark in his tenure... WOW- 20 years!..... And, of course, Miss Allie Mo stepped in during a critical time and grabbed the reins when no one else was interested back when Black Harris retired. Allie, you've got the heart of a lion and we are grateful for all your work and dedication. Go enjoy some freedom, guys! Thanks everyone- as usual, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly: [email protected] ....Now, who wants to come be a Ghost Moderator? ~Misty Moonshine
  13. 7 points
    Allie Mo, I apologize for calling you a tin plated dictator with delusions of significance. I was, as you noted, rude. I apologize for being rude. It is a trait that i find myself struggling with at times. So to make amends, I will make an effort not to be rude again, but as my friend Tennessee Stud would say I ain't about to be "$(&%@broke either. J. Mark Flint
  14. 7 points
    I saw an interesting sign while driving past a local gun shop yesterday: Free Concealed Pistol License training for all active teachers.
  15. 7 points
    In case some one has not seen it. So true, so true. Newbies, find a mentor. A good reputable mentor.
  16. 7 points
    Stop the shooter, offer reshoot. Cant replace vision. Imis
  17. 7 points
    Here are some pictures of a shotgun chamber brush I made yesterday. It has a threaded metal insert in the handle so the brush can be easily replaced.
  18. 7 points
    I would say just the opposite. I don't know either of the girls, they just know I'm Emma's Dad, and that (I'm guessing) I'm prior military and have shot trap and cowboy action competitively, as well as sell firearms. Not real familiar. I have worked with friends and family, though, so long as I believe them to take the subject matter seriously. As for teaching women, especially about firearms, I've found them to be better learners than men, because they tend to come at it without an ego, as many men do. Everyone has different experiences, though. As an edit, the one female I would never try to teach is Mrs. Doc, or, back in my single days, a girl I was dating.
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  22. 6 points
    Guy woke up really feeling sick, so called his Boss. Boss, I am sick and wont be in today. Boss told him it was be impossible cause he needed him badly. They argued till the Boss told him when he was feeling bad he would go to his house and tell his wife he needed sex. Ok, I will try. Couple of hours later he called back telling the Boss he was much better , able to be there shortly. By the way, You got a nice house!! GW
  23. 6 points
    Fox Business was just interviewing a Congressman from Texas and when asked about the bomber, he said that he was relieved to hear that he has been stopped and also that the gun control crowd was relieved as well as headlines about bombs ruin their gun grab attempts
  24. 6 points
    Your question assumes that a mentally disturbed/batsh*t crazy person will somehow make a rational choice. Probably not gonna happen. Rational people must realize that crazy people will always get guns, and will always pose a threat. Preventing armed crazy people from causing harm should be the goal, not trying to understand their "motivation". I don't really care why the shooter did what he did. I really care about how easily he was able to get a gun into the school. That is the question that must be addressed.
  25. 6 points
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    The question has been taken to the ROC for a FINAL consensus ruling/clarification. The results will be posted on this thread (as well as on the TG & Instructor Wires) ASAP. Please STAND BY.
  27. 6 points
    That’s all brother. http://warbirdsnews.com/warbird-restorations/thats-all-brother-takes-to-the-skies.html
  28. 6 points
    The Stars and Stripes is also an updated version of a rebel flag flown by separatists who were considered terrorists in their day and were almost universally under a death sentence by the legal goverment of this country at the time.
  29. 6 points
    Stop the shooter-Eyesight protection is far more valuable, than any stage score/time in this shooting game. Eye protection is mandatory, as page 2 of the rule book sez.... Ear plugs are not mandatory. OLG
  30. 6 points
    I wish SASS would bring this one back. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink...
  31. 6 points
    I'm not laughing I'm crying because she is just one of tens of thousands of our youth that are protesting simply because it sounded like a good idea yet they have no clue what they are actually protesting or what should actually change.. I suspect that even you held an assembly of all the students in her school and explained what their school mascot and slogan actually stood for 90% wouldn't get it. Friend sent my wife this.
  32. 6 points
    Gunsmoke. Only so much you can take of Dad running grown men's lives.
  33. 6 points
    I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather. Not screaming in terror like the passengers in his car.
  34. 5 points
    Red Tail Hawks and Turkey Vultures are a dime a dozen in southwest Missouri, but Sharp-Shinned Hawks are more rare. A Sharpie shared breakfast with us this morning and gave me an excuse to post a video. It's a silent movie. I could not think of music appropriate for the subject...anyone??
  35. 5 points
    I thought you were going to say that effective 2 April we would no longer be able to show magazines of more than 30 pages, how to assemble a Marlin after some idiot at the reloading table took it apart with a mallet and a screw knife, and any picture of Cap'n George Baylor in which he was wearing a skirt 2 inches above his bony knees. I feel better now. Wolf Bane SASS 13357
  36. 5 points
    I wanted to become a life member for awhile but never had the $800 extra cash. I decided to take advantage of the 4 payment plan offered by SASS last year. It was now time for the second $200 installment, but since my tax refund was much better this year I contacted Amber Oakley over at SASS and told her to bill me the $600 balance, which she promptly took care of. Gold star should arrive in about two months. I couldn't be happier!!
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    Maybe now other schools will decide to arm themselves!!!??? 2 wounded is waaayy better than 17 dead.
  40. 5 points
    Husband & Wife team swept Classic at Ides -- Congratulations! They kicked some Butt at Dark Day on the Santa Fe too! -- More Congratulations! --Dawg Check out this Precious Metal!
  41. 5 points
    Illinois, where our ex-Governors make our license plates. CS
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    No CR that's not true, you have to aim 3' off the target to be able to hit it, don't know OLG must be the wind. SCJ
  44. 5 points
    Don't laugh. STOP LAUGHING!
  45. 5 points
    Ruby Kat told me she always wanted a train set as a child. So I bought her one for Christmas a few years ago. She actually squealed in delight when she opened her Christmas gift!
  46. 5 points
    A Cowboy from Woodward, Oklahoma walked into a bank in New York City and asked for the loan officer. He told the loan officer that he was going to Paris for an international rodeo for two weeks and needed to borrow $5,000 and that he was not a depositor of the bank. The bank officer told him that the bank would need some form of security for the loan, so the Cowboy handed over the keys to a new Ferrari. The car was parked on the street in front of the bank. The Cowboy produced the title and everything checked out. The loan officer agreed to hold the car as collateral for the loan and apologized for having to charge 12% interest. Later, the bank's president and its officers all enjoyed a good laugh at the Cowboy from Oklahoma for using a $250,000 Ferrari as collateral for a $5,000 loan. An employee of the bank then drove the Ferrari into the bank's private underground garage and parked it. Two weeks later, the Cowboy returned, repaid the $5,000 and the interest $23.07. The loan officer said, "Sir, we are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out on Dunn & Bradstreet and found that you are a highly sophisticated investor and multimillionaire with real estate and financial interests all over the world. Your investments include a large number of wind turbines around Woodward, Oklahoma. What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow $5,000?" The good 'ole Oklahoma boy replied, "Where else in New York City can I park my car for two weeks for only $23.07 and expect it to be there when I return?" Don't mess with a smart cowboy!
  47. 5 points
  48. 5 points
    These are children. They only know what their liberal “education” has shown them, anti gun propaganda they see, and what they get from their peers on social media. They have no life experience in most cases. They expect to be protected and taken care of and don't understand how bad things might happen. I can’t really be mad at them. But I worry that they are being validated and used by the rabid anti gun crowd.
  49. 5 points
    I saw this while browsing and thought you might enjoy it also. Looks like it's snowed at Mt. Wilson recently and may still be a might cold. Pretty all the same.
  50. 5 points
    Women should not like Bonanza. Not one ever survived an episode.