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by jdad
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We received Sugar's DNA
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: We received Sugar's DNA

Cool information. So glad she is clear of so many genetic issues! Question that you need not answer if you would rather not: What does a genetic test like this cost? You can buy the Embark kit for under $200, on Amazon. Everything is included. You take a cheek swab, put it in the vial, agitate a fe...
by jdad
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We received Sugar's DNA
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: We received Sugar's DNA

FWiedner wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:07 am
A GP predicted adult weight 69lbs?

:?:
The pups were rescued as a stray pack out of Porterville, CA, with their mom. The mom was also only in the 60 range, so it makes sense. We're kind of glad they said 69 and not 109. :D Time will tell.
by jdad
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We received Sugar's DNA
Replies: 7
Views: 316

We received Sugar's DNA

She tested clear of all genetic diseases; Hematologic, endocrine, ophthalmologist, urinary, multi system, neurological, cardiac, metabolic, gastrointestinal, neuromuscular, integument, and skeletal. She is a carrier of a recessive gene that causes Degenerative Myelopathy, but since we are getting he...
by jdad
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think Sugar is going to be BIG
Replies: 15
Views: 469

I think Sugar is going to be BIG

She's 14 weeks on Saturday. She eats 6 cups of puppy chow daily...... 6 CUPS . :shock: House trained for the most part. The rare accident is our fault for not listening to her signals. She still doesn't like to go for walks. Stubborn and willful just like a Pyrenees. We don't think there's any lab o...
by jdad
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've been hiding this one
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: I've been hiding this one

If you are interested in even having your initials engraved here's the link. Roz Sousa is the person you'll speak with and get sample pictures from. Real easy process and no pressure.

https://www.smith-wesson.com/customer-s ... g-services
by jdad
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Earthquake....
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Another Earthquake....

I was in my house 60 miles from the epicenter of the Loma Prieta quake in 1989 when it hit. It was a 7.1 also. 3' of water left the pool. We were in our 2nd story bedroom, nothing was lost, but it messed with our heads for a while. First thing we did was back the cars out of the garage.
by jdad
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've been hiding this one
Replies: 10
Views: 403

I've been hiding this one

I bought this 686+, unfluted, 7" barrel about 8 years ago. I sent it back within the first month for the factory Master Revolver Package. (Worth every penny of $150). I wanted a range toy and this fit the bill perfectly. Last August I decided I wanted to inquire with S&W about their hand engraving s...
by jdad
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member of the family
Replies: 14
Views: 397

Re: New member of the family

A great P puppy may become a large dog. An 18 month old P dropped by this week, looking like he had a rough night; he wandered in to our place early just as I was setting garbage containers on the curb. We fed him and he settled in ASAP, making his bed under a lilac bush with damp cool ground under...
by jdad
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member of the family
Replies: 14
Views: 397

New member of the family

2 months ago we had to put down our 11.5 year old due to a heart tumor. House has seemed real empty and my daily routine has been off. "Sugar" chose us yesterday. She's a 10 week old Great Pyrenees/Lab mix. We got her from a rescue. Mom was pure Pyr, but only about 60 pounds. Sugar took to her crate...
by jdad
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New sights available for us with aging eyes
Replies: 5
Views: 452

New sights available for us with aging eyes

I'm young compared to most of you, but at 60 my "handgun eyes" really don't like plain or 3 dot sights. I just bought one of the new HK VP9 Long Slide kits because they had fiber optic sights. What a difference the fiber optic sights made. I really like my P320, but hate the sights. I saw an ad from...
by jdad
Mon May 06, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A sad day
Replies: 19
Views: 618

Re: A sad day

I had a bad day too Jerry..... We had to put our 11.5 yo dog down yesterday. She started having seizures, at the beginning of April, and was put on medication to control it. She had also lost about 15% of her body weight since the beginning of the year. She was a picky eater, so we just figured she ...
by jdad
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting 22 LR versions of Military Rifles...
Replies: 16
Views: 589

Re: Interesting 22 LR versions of Military Rifles...

Here's a Garand training rifle. Not very common.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/810757311




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by jdad
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Ruger Handgun //// UPDATED
Replies: 18
Views: 743

Re: New Ruger Handgun //// UPDATED

As seen on the Ruger website, " The Wrangler™ is not available for sale in Minnesota and Massachusetts." Based on every other "new" handgun Ruger has put out lately I would wait until after the recall before purchasing. Remember the L atest C rappy P istol, L atest C rappy R evolver, etc. I carry an...
by jdad
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USAF is retiring the remaining revolvers.......
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: USAF is retiring the remaining revolvers.......

The local shop just bought the Honor Guard revolvers from the OSP. I think there were a total 12 S&W 686's. Several were no dash and the rest were 686-2. All have 4" barrels with presentation grips. None had been fired that much. The actions were the exact opposite of the current production revolver...
by jdad
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hitler finds out the Mueller investigation is over
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Hitler finds out the Mueller investigation is over

I haven't laughed this hard in a long time. This is so ******* funny. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


https://youtu.be/7cVsmuxOj28




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by jdad
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seattle is dying
Replies: 18
Views: 765

Seattle is dying

You could substitute Portland for Seattle and it would be the same . The liberal vote got what they wanted.

Watch it, it's worth it.

https://youtu.be/b53uiRFq4Ds


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by jdad
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is what Benchmade calls an apology
Replies: 36
Views: 1340

Re: This is what Benchmade calls an apology

Somebody sent a message to BM and I don't think they accepted their apology. This is not mine.


https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/1 ... 861821.JPG




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by jdad
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replacing S&W pin on sight *Update 3/7*
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: Replacing S&W pin on sight

I bought enough cheap punches to finally learn to "buy once and cry once".

Brownells has what you need.

827-525-780WB
Starrett Pin Punch 1/16"
Mfr Part: 52578

$8.99
by jdad
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is what Benchmade calls an apology
Replies: 36
Views: 1340

Re: This is what Benchmade calls an apology

I just picked up a Gerber "US Assist". Half the price of the BM Mini Barrage I lost. Quality and functionally are pretty darn close.

Nice to see another OR company put out a US made product. https://www.gerbergear.com/Activity/EVE ... _30-001205

They sell for about $70 locally.
by jdad
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is what Benchmade calls an apology
Replies: 36
Views: 1340

Re: This is what Benchmade calls an apology

I heard the GT interview the other day. The PR guy earned his pay, but is just spouting what Les wants him to spout. I'm really surprised Les still won't come out and state a real apology. I guess they figure this will blow over, be a temporary loss of business, and the military contracts will susta...
by jdad
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm done with Benchmade
Replies: 26
Views: 1019

Re: I'm done with Benchmade

If you are going to the NRA show, Benchmade's booth is directly behind MagPul.

I wonder if they are going to cancel. :twisted:
by jdad
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is what Benchmade calls an apology
Replies: 36
Views: 1340

Re: This is what Benchmade calls an apology

If you are going to the NRA show, Benchmade's booth is directly behind MagPul.

I wonder if they are going to cancel. :twisted:
by jdad
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is what Benchmade calls an apology
Replies: 36
Views: 1340

This is what Benchmade calls an apology

You would think they would hire a professional PR firm to put this together. This is the most unsincere, unprofessional, cut & paste, justification of what they did. He couldn't even use the word "firearms". He had to say "things".


https://youtu.be/SRleLfBosBE

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by jdad
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm done with Benchmade
Replies: 26
Views: 1019

Re: I'm done with Benchmade

I lost my BM Mini Barrage about a month ago. I LOVED that knife. I went to the factories of Gerber, KAI(Kershaw/ZT), and CRKT today and it kills me that none of them have anything close in function, ergonomics or quality, TO THE MINI BARRAGE. I will not buy another BM product. The Gerber "US Assist"...
by jdad
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm done with Benchmade
Replies: 26
Views: 1019

Re: I'm done with Benchmade

Great video explains the issues well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH6ajIHNRpM
by jdad
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm done with Benchmade
Replies: 26
Views: 1019

I'm done with Benchmade

This disappoints me in many ways. To summarize... OCPD posted a pic of Benchmade destroying guns for them. Turns out the guns were not required to be destroyed. The Chief is antigun and its his policy. Finally Benchmade was outed as donating to democrats even though their website states they do not ...
by jdad
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This Could Apply to Many Levergunners...
Replies: 24
Views: 1244

Re: This Could Apply to Many Levergunners...

Nope, I'm 60, still working, and still will worry about #1 before stepping in #2.

I won't tell the emporer they have no clothes on until I am ready to retire. :wink:
by jdad
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vortex Scopes?....
Replies: 14
Views: 674

Re: Vortex Scopes?....

Just remember to read and follow the torque instructions attached to the scope. It's real easy to over torque and damage the scope when mounting.

The tag on mine said 18 in/pds.
by jdad
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vortex Scopes?....
Replies: 14
Views: 674

Re: Vortex Scopes?....

I have a Viper 4x16 HST. Great scope. Only used it for 100 rounds before selling the rifle.
by jdad
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W 317 Air lite 22 ** Update ** #2
Replies: 29
Views: 1319

Re: S&W 317 Air lite 22

. A bout 15 years ago, I bought a similar Model 351PD in .22Mag when they were 1st introduced, paying $325 OTD @ a local funshop. . I also went this route but will not let it go. Speer specifically makes a 22mag Gold Dot, for short barreled handguns . https://www.speer-ammo.com/products/ammunition/...
by jdad
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lightest trigger pull on a DA revolver...?
Replies: 22
Views: 909

Re: Lightest trigger pull on a DA revolver...?

Buy a used S&W revolver and send it in to the factory for the Master Revolver Action Package. It's well worth the $150 I spent several years ago.

It's $165 now. https://www.smith-wesson.com/customer-s ... unsmithing
by jdad
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W 317 Air lite 22 ** Update ** #2
Replies: 29
Views: 1319

Re: S&W 317 Air lite 22

"$400 is cheap. Those are over $700 new."

You ain't gonna get it for $300. :wink:
by jdad
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: question, Traded for 336sc 35 Rem
Replies: 18
Views: 788

Re: question, Traded for 336sc 35 Rem

It's not an SC. It has a 24" barrel. It's a 336A-DL. Checkering and sling eyes were on the DL.

Nice looking rifle.
by jdad
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request
Replies: 73
Views: 2487

Re: Prayer Request

Very sorry for your loss.
by jdad
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester dropped the ball
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: Winchester dropped the ball

My point is the lever action platform is still very viable and perhaps could even be considered ideal in certain locations due to laws inhibiting semi auto ownership.

Agree 100%
by jdad
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rolling Block project
Replies: 27
Views: 902

Re: Rolling Block project

Vall,
Good seeing you this morning and thank you for letting me handle the roller. The rifle looks more impressive than your photos show. Al's case coloring really does match up with the Remington buttplate.
by jdad
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester dropped the ball
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: Winchester dropped the ball

" I'd point out that Browning, Henry, Rossi, Mossberg, Marlin as well as a couple European manufacturers have demonstrated that the lever action market is still quite healthy and viable." If you look at the price point of the 4 you mention above, they all are well below Winchester. Also, most of the...
by jdad
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester dropped the ball
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: Winchester dropped the ball

They didn't drop the ball, they just understand the market. It's business.
by jdad
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPDATE Somebody want to explain the attraction to this Colt
Replies: 24
Views: 1513

Re: UPDATE Somebody want to explain the attraction to this Colt

Well, well, well, relisted.

This item has been relisted due to a bidding error the first go-around...thank you.

https://www.gunauction.com/buy/15531884




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by jdad
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are Benchmade Knives Worth The Price?
Replies: 38
Views: 1560

Re: Are Benchmade Knives Worth The Price?

I live within a 10 mile radius of Kershaw(Kai), Gerber, Benchmade, CRKT, Leatherman, etc. They ALL make good products. I prefer Benchmade. The ones I have "fit" me and fill their purpose. I can drive up to Oregon City and drop it off when it needs sharpening or service. They will sharpen and replace...
by jdad
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weaver vs. Vortex opinions?
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: Weaver vs. Vortex opinions?

Isn't that Weaver a rimfire scope (RV7)? The Vortex is a centerfire.

I have several of the newer, higher end, Vortex PST scopes on AR's and have no issues.

I have several centerfire and rimfire Weavers also. No problems with them also.
by jdad
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: earthquake casualty
Replies: 29
Views: 1507

Re: earthquake casualty

I think Marlinman recommended these guys a while ago. They must be good if the backlog is up to 24 months.

http://www.stockfixrs.com/
by jdad
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPDATE Somebody want to explain the attraction to this Colt
Replies: 24
Views: 1513

UPDATE Somebody want to explain the attraction to this Colt

Why is this bid up $20,000 more than it's market value? It sure isn't pristine or rare. It ain't my money, just curious as to why.

https://www.gunauction.com/buy/15492009
by jdad
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Standard Mfg. Double Barreled Revolver
Replies: 6
Views: 517

Re: Standard Mfg. Double Barreled Revolver

Snubby 22 mags have a VERY loud report and a VERY large fire ball. This will double that, so if you miss you might be able to light them on fire and deafen them (and you).
by jdad
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request
Replies: 73
Views: 2487

Re: Prayer Request

Hover Griff. She may not want you to worry, but she really does want and need you there.

Prayers sent.
by jdad
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of the Bump Stocks
Replies: 14
Views: 809

Re: End of the Bump Stocks

Binary triggers are next.
by jdad
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Value of Browning Safari??
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Value of Browning Safari??

Here's one that sold recently.

https://www.gunauction.com/buy/15295884


^^
by jdad
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin Custom Shop
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: Marlin Custom Shop

Remington bought Dakota Arms several years ago. Dakota Arms is now the "custom shop". They just add/change an OEM Marlin, with new cosmetics like wood. There's a link on the Marlin website for "custom" :D information and pricing. Since Remlin is no longer producing the 39A you can order one from the...
by jdad
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlins
Replies: 11
Views: 977

Re: Marlins

Latest Rifleshooter has an article about Marlin Texan, 30-30, has some engraving, factory receiver sight. Even has some gold inlay. Yes, Marlin also started a custom shop after over a century of not having one! They bought Dakota Arms several years ago as their "custom shop". The only way to get a ...
by jdad
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday jdad.
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Happy Birthday jdad.

Thanks! A year closer to retirement.

I bought myself a birthday gift this year. I sent (2 months ago) a s/s revolver back to S&W for some hand engraving. I gave them them my budget and they sent me examples of what they could do. I should have it back before the end of the year.