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by JimT
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: I know this lawyer.....not well
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: I know this lawyer.....not well

Someone comes at me with a bloody knife it is liable to get real noisy.
by JimT
Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Observations on COVID, from the Field
Replies: 23
Views: 358

Re: Observations on COVID, from the Field

The last few ivermectin prescriptions I’ve given patients have gone with this letter to the pharmacist in case they refuse to fill them. Thank you for this. We are using the Ivermectin protocols but friends have tried to get it. They got a prescription from an MD but the several different pharmacie...
by JimT
Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Update From Paco's Daughter 9/9/2021
Replies: 12
Views: 440

Re: Update From Paco's Daughter 9/9/2021

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:53 am
Jim, any fresh news about Paco?
Not at this point Bill. I spoke with Courtney 2 days ago and she is working with her Dad, fixing "heart healthy" meals and trying to get him to stay on a regimen to get his kidneys working better.
by JimT
Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time Travel Revisited
Replies: 12
Views: 280

Re: Time Travel Revisited

I wonder how susceptible a dinosaur would be to a bullet? Seems to me that snakes and lizards get messed up pretty good with about any good hit. But a bigger critter like a T-Rex, I wonder if he would soak up lead very well? It would be interesting to find out. From a distance, of course. :lol:
by JimT
Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time Travel Revisited
Replies: 12
Views: 280

Re: Time Travel Revisited

I still vividly remember a story I read in a men's magazine (back when they had men's magazines, and I am not talking about something with photos of nekkid ladies) of a time traveler that was going back to hunt a dinosaur with a Winchester Model 70 in .458 Win Mag. As I recall, it did not end well....
by JimT
Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time Travel Revisited
Replies: 12
Views: 280

Re: Time Travel Revisited

jim_hardy.jpg Jim Hardy ... 1975 at 100 years of age .. Cave Creek, AZ I was privileged to know and hang around with Jim Hardy. He was born in 1875 and died in 1978. He was definitely a "time traveler" coming from the horse and buggy days of the Old West to the Space Age. He was with Black Jack Per...
by JimT
Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time Travel Advertisments
Replies: 32
Views: 604

Re: Time Travel Advertisments

piller wrote:
Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:47 pm
It could have just been that you started this conversation a week from now, and were just continuing it yesterday.
THAT MUST BE IT!
by JimT
Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time Travel Advertisments
Replies: 32
Views: 604

Re: Time Travel Advertisments

Grizz wrote:
Sun Sep 12, 2021 12:36 pm
or, of course, just ignored the whole thing.
Me too.
Sorry.
by JimT
Sun Sep 12, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time Travel Advertisments
Replies: 32
Views: 604

Re: Time Travel Advertisments

Ray wrote:
Sun Sep 12, 2021 12:35 am
What we have here is the very definition of thread drift......
More like a derailment.
My fault.
:roll:
by JimT
Sat Sep 11, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Report from John Taffin on cap n ball pistol accuracy
Replies: 15
Views: 406

Re: Report from John Taffin on cap n ball pistol accuracy

piller wrote:
Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:45 pm
I am impressed! That is some good shooting for old technology. Well, any technology.
ANY technology.
I have one modern sixgun that will do that.
Out of the pistols I have .. and some are quite accurate .. I have one that will shoot like that.
by JimT
Sat Sep 11, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time Travel Advertisments
Replies: 32
Views: 604

Re: Time Travel Advertisments

Hey Grizz ... we can take this offline and not clog up the thread. PM sent.
by JimT
Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time Travel Advertisments
Replies: 32
Views: 604

Re: Time Travel Advertisments

Not to try to act as if I know much, but Satan is ultimately to blame because he set the whole situation in motion. Yes, Adam made his choice and tried to shift blame, but Satan set it up. Still, choices and actions do and should have have consequences. Yessir. I am not trying to say there are no c...
by JimT
Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time Travel Advertisments
Replies: 32
Views: 604

Re: Time Travel Advertisments

I can't leverage Eve's sin to a no fault divorce. "was deceived" means she believed satan instead of YHWH. deception was her choice, it's on her. that was rebellion on her part, and "the soul that sins shall surely die". I can't extrapolate from the document that Eve chose to leave. She sinned, sin...
by JimT
Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time Travel Advertisments
Replies: 32
Views: 604

Re: Time Travel Advertisments

if it worked I could have slapped some sense into Eve Funny. BUT ... read the account again. It was Adam's fault, not Eve's. really? the serpent came to Adam with his proposal? you thought she was innocent? why was she wearing a fig leaf? why was she judged with death and driven from the garden? fa...
by JimT
Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time Travel Advertisments
Replies: 32
Views: 604

Re: Time Travel Advertisments

Grizz wrote:
Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:54 am
if it worked I could have slapped some sense into Eve
Funny.
BUT ...
read the account again.
It was Adam's fault, not Eve's.
by JimT
Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Report from John Taffin on cap n ball pistol accuracy
Replies: 15
Views: 406

Report from John Taffin on cap n ball pistol accuracy

PIETTA Percussion Sixgun .44 1858 Remington 12" .454"round ball Speer CCI #11 percussion caps A lubed wad between the powder and ball Homemade lube over the end of the ball Shot at 20 yards 1.jpg He reports: "This just may be the most all-around accurate shooting sixgun I have ever experienced in t...
by JimT
Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time Travel Advertisments
Replies: 32
Views: 604

Time Travel Advertisments

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by JimT
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Update From Paco's Daughter 9/9/2021
Replies: 12
Views: 440

Update From Paco's Daughter 9/9/2021

He is doing OK and they may send him home tomorrow. We are going to be seeing the cardiologist. And kidney doctor. Outpatient as well. They did not do the procedure yesterday because they were not comfortable with his kidney values and are going to get that more stable first and then go in and place...
by JimT
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now that the statute of limitations has passed
Replies: 22
Views: 835

Re: Now that the statute of limitations has passed

I have a friend who killed 15 or 16 Russian hogs with a pump action .22 Long Rifle. He said some of them took 8 or 10 shots. He was working on a farm where they were experimenting breeding Russians with domestic pigs to get leaner pork. Some of the Russians broke out and he had to hunt them down. Al...
by JimT
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "But These Fokkers..."
Replies: 15
Views: 455

Re: "But These Fokkers..."

gamekeeper wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 1:55 pm
My generation know the story well, mostly from the movie " Reach for the Sky " the younger generation not so much.
That's kind of sad. He was the kind of man we need more of in this old world.
by JimT
Thu Sep 09, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "But These Fokkers..."
Replies: 15
Views: 455

Re: "But These Fokkers..."

When he was shot down and captured by the German he only had one leg. Bailing out of the airplane, one of his legs got caught in the canopy. He could not free himself so he pulled the ripcord. The parachute broke the straps holding his leg on and made a successful jump with one leg. The Germans let ...
by JimT
Thu Sep 09, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "But These Fokkers..."
Replies: 15
Views: 455

Re: "But These Fokkers..."

I wonder how he controlled the rudder with no legs? He had one leg amputated above the knee and the other leg was amputated below the knee. His prosthetic legs were made of tin and he could control the rudder with precision with them. He apparently could withstand pretty high G forces and fliers of...
by JimT
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dual caliber reloading
Replies: 11
Views: 380

Re: Dual caliber reloading

Old Savage wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:41 am
The standard question in philosophy is 65 angels dancing on the head of a pin - discuss. So that would be the starting point in the formal discipline.
From the angels I have seen, that would be a huge pin!
by JimT
Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dual caliber reloading
Replies: 11
Views: 380

Re: Dual caliber reloading

Shooting 9mm through the .357 barrel will work OK for normal use. Don't worry over a couple thousandths of an inch. That's like trying to figure out how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. Undersize bullets will work OK for practical shooting. I have demonstrated this by putting a .44 Magnum...
by JimT
Thu Sep 09, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first handgun was a cap n ball ....
Replies: 20
Views: 442

Re: My first handgun was a cap n ball ....

People sometimes accuse us oldtimers of repeating ourselves.
We are NOT repeating!
We are reviewing.

:lol:

I did not lose my memory.
I know I have it.
I just put it someplace safe and can't lay my hands on it right now.
by JimT
Wed Sep 08, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Rule At "Tractor Supply Company"
Replies: 11
Views: 667

Re: New Rule At "Tractor Supply Company"

TraderVic wrote:
Wed Sep 08, 2021 7:38 pm
That's enough to make a guy go celibate :shock:
What 'r ya gonna celibate?

OH!

Sorry ... nevermind ....... :oops:
by JimT
Wed Sep 08, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Rule At "Tractor Supply Company"
Replies: 11
Views: 667

Re: New Rule At "Tractor Supply Company"

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by JimT
Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paco will be having one stent put in at 3PM Arizona time.
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Paco will be having one stent put in at 3PM Arizona time.

They have decided to do the stents separately.
by JimT
Wed Sep 08, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On The Range
Replies: 26
Views: 674

Re: On The Range

Years ago a friend of mine was a rookie riding with his Training Sgt. when they got a call about a robbery in progress. As they rolled up on the scene the bandit ran out the front door stuffing a revolver into his waistband. They both heard the shot. He ran down the street to an apartment building a...
by JimT
Wed Sep 08, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hammer Strap on a Conceal Carry Holster
Replies: 21
Views: 492

Re: Hammer Strap on a Conceal Carry Holster

I am with what has been stated above. Another thing to think about: Concealed carry is based on the premise of needing a gun in a hurry. With a shirt over it you already will be busy getting stuff out of the way. Why add another layer of difficulty? It is quite common for people to grab their shirt ...
by JimT
Wed Sep 08, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Victory Boyd
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Victory Boyd

Bless her for standing true to what she believes.
Too many these days are blown by whatever wind happens to be passing.
by JimT
Wed Sep 08, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Inmates Are Now Running The Asylum
Replies: 3
Views: 265

The Inmates Are Now Running The Asylum

San Francisco is going to start paying people not to shoot people!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxHQLgabqnk

The difference between asinine and insane has become quite blurry!
by JimT
Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I drove out to Del Rio this morning to visit with the Sheriff
Replies: 15
Views: 429

Re: I drove out to Del Rio this morning to visit with the Sheriff

My .45-70 loads of course will not stay in a deer from any angle and will punch a hog end to end. But even with that round nose bullet at around 1100 fps it hit game animals like a freight train. I never had anything run off when I shot it with the Sharps. It just let the air out of them. Big heavy...
by JimT
Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I drove out to Del Rio this morning to visit with the Sheriff
Replies: 15
Views: 429

Re: I drove out to Del Rio this morning to visit with the Sheriff

I was shooting a 500 gr Government bullet over 68 gr of Goex FFG. It was much slower than his load, but I don't know that it was any less effective. The tests I did many years ago with factory UMC blackpowder 550 gr. loads showed they hit harder than anything I shot that day. https://leverguns.com/...
by JimT
Tue Sep 07, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paco Update 9/7/21
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Paco Update 9/7/21

Tycer wrote:
Tue Sep 07, 2021 4:06 pm
Prayers up
It would be great to know when he’s in surgery.
I will if I am able.
by JimT
Tue Sep 07, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Walker Colt is the official Texas State Handgun
Replies: 47
Views: 634

Re: The Walker Colt is the official Texas State Handgun

I don't believe it's a Walker converted to cartridge. More likely a smaller frame Colt conversion I think. That is possible. But It has the Walker loading lever and latch The cylinder is quite long for a smaller framed gun The barrel wedge comes in from the right side like the Walkers, not the left...
by JimT
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paco Update 9/7/21
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Paco Update 9/7/21

Courtney contacted me and said they met about Paco's cardio treatment. They are going to put in 3 stints to open blocked arteries. She has not been given a time when this will happen yet.
by JimT
Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first handgun was a cap n ball ....
Replies: 20
Views: 442

Re: My first handgun was a cap n ball ....

Grizz wrote:
Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:06 am
and to think that "citizens" think they are free. R O F L O L
That's a problem with us old guys. We can remember freedom.
by JimT
Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first handgun was a cap n ball ....
Replies: 20
Views: 442

Re: My first handgun was a cap n ball ....

My first was one of these Hubley Model 1860 capguns. My first real one was a brass-framed Colt Navy imported by Hawes, if anyone remembers that outfit. https://www.icollector.com/item.aspx?i=21091712 Jim, we had a rocking horse very like that one you are riding! I had a brass-frame 1851 Navy. Don't...
by JimT
Mon Sep 06, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first handgun was a cap n ball ....
Replies: 20
Views: 442

Re: My first handgun was a cap n ball ....

AmBraCol wrote:
Mon Sep 06, 2021 9:52 pm
Check again, Ray.
Thank you my friend.
by JimT
Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first handgun was a cap n ball ....
Replies: 20
Views: 442

Re: My first handgun was a cap n ball ....

AJMD429 wrote:
Mon Sep 06, 2021 6:31 pm
I thought maybe it was because that was the only kind of guns around when you were a kid.... :D
GREAT GUESS! Close. No cigar. :lol:
by JimT
Mon Sep 06, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first handgun was a cap n ball ....
Replies: 20
Views: 442

My first handgun was a cap n ball ....

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Original Remington .44 ... I was 4 years old. Dad had a string running from the ceiling to the barrel so I could hold it for the picture.

My first horse.


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by JimT
Sun Sep 05, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPDATE on PACO SEPT. 5, 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 229

UPDATE on PACO SEPT. 5, 2021

I just got off the phone with Paco's daughter Courtney. She had taken her Dad in for tests to see what was happening with his lungs. The ultrasound looked "funny" to the doctor. The fluid on the lungs was not like the fluid from pneumonia. The doctor did some blood work and it came back with markers...
by JimT
Sun Sep 05, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Walker Colt is the official Texas State Handgun
Replies: 47
Views: 634

Re: The Walker Colt is the official Texas State Handgun

I love the power of that big ole sixgun!
by JimT
Sun Sep 05, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On The Range
Replies: 26
Views: 674

Re: On The Range

RAY!! THAT'S AS BAD AS THE STORY OF THE BOYS WHO WERE FISHING AND ON THE WAY HOME BLEW THE FUSE TO THE HEADLIGHTS ON THE TRUCK. SO THE DRIVER STUCK A .22 LONG RIFLE IN PLACE OF THE FUSE AND TOOK OFF DOWN THE ROAD. AT SOME POINT IT OVERHEATED AND WENT OFF. THE SHELL HIT THE DRIVER IN THE DANGLIES AND...
by JimT
Sun Sep 05, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On The Range
Replies: 26
Views: 674

Re: On The Range

Fallen pinecone hunting is also doable but the underlying granite, feldspar and quartz likes to shoot back and in a hurry ! Friend of mine bought a .44 Cap and Ball 1860 I think it was. He loaded it up and shot at a blackjack oak about 25 paces away. He woke up laying on it his back, staring at the...
by JimT
Sun Sep 05, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On The Range
Replies: 26
Views: 674

Re: On The Range

M.M. Wright .. and Ray ... thanks for the tips. Grafs has about the best deal online that I've found. I am still checking more or less locally. For the cost of shipping and hazmat I can drive a few miles. But those are good options. Buffalo Arms has it also.
by JimT
Sun Sep 05, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Walker Colt is the official Texas State Handgun
Replies: 47
Views: 634

Re: The Walker Colt is the official Texas State Handgun

TraderVic wrote:
Sun Sep 05, 2021 12:11 pm
Now that I look at the close up you provided, you're right !
Also .. look at the barrel wedge. On the Walker it goes in from the right side. I may be wrong, but I believe the Dragoons and the rest of the later models all had the barrel wedge going in from the left side.
by JimT
Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Walker Colt is the official Texas State Handgun
Replies: 47
Views: 634

Re: The Walker Colt is the official Texas State Handgun

Scott Tschirhart wrote:
Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:34 am
Brother Jim,

I was thinking more along these lines:

https://www.kirstkonverter.com/colt-wal ... goons.html
John Taffin recommends Kirst.
by JimT
Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Walker Colt is the official Texas State Handgun
Replies: 47
Views: 634

Re: The Walker Colt is the official Texas State Handgun

https://www.kten.com/story/43949977/its-official-texas-has-a-state-handgun I've been thinking about a Walker Colt (reproduction) for years now. More particularly, I would want a cartridge conversion like Gus carried in Lonesome Dove. Now that it is the Official State Handgun for the State of Texas,...