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by Ray
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice request
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Advice request

At the gun club where I work I have seen about three Glocks attached to a CAA micro Roni. The Glock pistol fits inside making it a carbine size 9 mm. It has an arm brace. I got to shoot one a few times and it is easy to hit a hundred yard target consistently. It uses your existing Glock pistol and ...
by Ray
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Leaves The House With You Every Single Time?
Replies: 16
Views: 257

Re: What Leaves The House With You Every Single Time?

Bottle or two of medical grade oxygen. I turn blue rather quickly if I forget. BB a mean looking kid brings an electric motor into a pawn shop..... "What you give me for this, mister ?" the pawn broker was suspicious, asking, "Where did you get it ?" the imp replied, "uncle joe's iron lung." the pa...
by Ray
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Leaves The House With You Every Single Time?
Replies: 16
Views: 257

Re: What Leaves The House With You Every Single Time?

crs wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:56 pm
Ahh, Ray, you just beat me to it.
Timing is an essential element of a superior intellect.....
by Ray
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "My Generation"
Replies: 13
Views: 279

Re: "My Generation"

Every place that I've ever worked here in the deep south has had at least one character who sounds just like mel blanc's foghorn leghorn.....
by Ray
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Leaves The House With You Every Single Time?
Replies: 16
Views: 257

Re: What Leaves The House With You Every Single Time?

Just my keen wits, lean whipcord physique, rugged good looks and sometimes a roscoe or gat......
by Ray
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone have a Fitz Special?
Replies: 18
Views: 326

Re: Does anyone have a Fitz Special?

I close my eyes and see one of those spoofs of soap opera operating room scenes where the patient is a revolver and the surgeon is Y.K. and the attending nurse is kate upton with scrubs that have shrunk in the wash or perhaps she has outgrown...... :oops: surgeon : "hacksaw" holding out hand for the...
by Ray
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 action
Replies: 21
Views: 380

Re: Savage 99 action

.30 W.C.F. : Case type Rimmed, bottlenecked Bullet diameter .309 in (7.8 mm) Neck diameter .330 in (8.4 mm) Shoulder diameter .401 in (10.2 mm) Base diameter .422 in (10.7 mm) Rim diameter .506 in (12.9 mm) Rim thickness .063 in (1.6 mm) Case length 2.039 in (51.8 mm) Overall length 2.550 in (64.8 m...
by Ray
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Another UNFAIR consequence of police activity...
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Another UNFAIR consequence of police activity...

We contribute and help with a local intervention recovery mission and have learned some startling facts. In our state if you are felonious convict on supervised parole you have a guaranteed apartment in the projects and a state stipend + s.s.i./e.b.t..... It is nigh on impossible for most of them to...
by Ray
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caveat Emptor
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: Caveat Emptor

I notice scores of them, factory new on the online auctions for $300 to $600. I guess they lost quite a bit of market share to the near copy n.a.a. guardian that they are either trying to compete or have cut quality, finishing/fitting time. I bought n.a.a. guardians in .25 n.a.a. , .32 acp. , .32 .n...
by Ray
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: advice about buying cast bullets
Replies: 12
Views: 235

Re: advice about buying cast bullets

I'll second missouri bullets. They are both cheaper and less to ship from
https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/ve ... ndorId/175 than from the factory.....they also offer three of four different alloy options on their most popular items.....
by Ray
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Cosmos ... distances so vast they are overwhelming
Replies: 26
Views: 435

Re: The Cosmos ... distances so vast they are overwhelming

If those billions of stars and trillions of light years distance ain't enough to make you feel small, then reflect on the fact that an ill timed sneeze or hiccup can stop your heart or just a flea bite can kill you in less than 48 hrs.
by Ray
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Springfield Query.....
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: Springfield Query.....

Excerpt of a 05 October 1873 letter from General Custer reporting to Remington re. their rolling block 50-70 on his Yellowstone expedition: “During the three months I carried the rifle referred to on every occasion and the following list exhibits but a portion of the game killed by me: Antelope 41; ...
by Ray
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Cosmos ... distances so vast they are overwhelming
Replies: 26
Views: 435

Re: The Cosmos ... distances so vast they are overwhelming

Psalm 19:1

1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.



Psalm 33:6

6 The Lord merely spoke, and the heavens were created. He breathed the word, and all the stars were born.
by Ray
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Springfield Query.....
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Springfield Query.....

I have a humble and modest Springfield collection of $300 to $500 bargain mutts due to having been either refinished or sporterized..... They range from 1848 to nearly one the last 1884 s made in 1893.....Of the trapdoors, almost all have the firing pin protruding the breechface.....Some depress wit...
by Ray
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Cosmos ... distances so vast they are overwhelming
Replies: 26
Views: 435

Re: The Cosmos ... distances so vast they are overwhelming

one of my favorite thought themes... and then He saw that light is good . . . and proceeded . . . and the flora was established before sol was even created......put that in your pipe and smoke it charlie darwin ! 11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the frui...
by Ray
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Cosmos ... distances so vast they are overwhelming
Replies: 26
Views: 435

Re: The Cosmos ... distances so vast they are overwhelming

get your name on the list for a future one-way trip to mars.....

https://www.space.com/22758-mars-colony ... s-one.html
by Ray
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5.7 pound 10 gauge !.......
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: 5.7 pound 10 gauge !.......

the volume of a one calibre cross section of a .790" bore is 6.3481484641503 c.c. At the tried and true guesstimation of 15 gr. of black powder per c.c. would give you 95 gr. with a little over an ounce of shot in the same volume...... 1 1/2 x that one calibre volume for a field load would be 143 gr...
by Ray
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Cosmos ... distances so vast they are overwhelming
Replies: 26
Views: 435

Re: The Cosmos ... distances so vast they are overwhelming

I'm not sure about the "bang" part but the first historically recorded incident of spoken word(s) certainly created light...... One thing folks who believe in hundreds of billions of years of chronological cosmic elapsed time fail to understand is that the approximate 186,000 miles per second of the...
by Ray
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tube channels.....
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Tube channels.....

by Ray
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A dilemma
Replies: 21
Views: 460

Re: A dilemma

WHAT DID YOU BUY? Tidd/3leg Ordered the Cimarron Cavalry model with 7 1/2" barrel, .45 Colt, 7th Cav markings. Got it through the Exchange at the Marine base close by. Should be here late this week. :D somehow this reminds me of the opening segment of gunsmoke...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
by Ray
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Sixgun
Replies: 16
Views: 385

Re: New Sixgun

cool.....

i really like short barreled rugers......

asked st. klaus for a montado (or two) but i ain't gonna hold my breath.....

probably on the naughty list !
by Ray
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: At the range this morning.......
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: At the range this morning.......

one of these days I hope to visit the wild west, deserts, plains, and mountains.......

uncle ronnie sent me on a vacation once upon a time to the atacama and patagonia but I was too busy to have much fun......
by Ray
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good on Ya Mr President
Replies: 17
Views: 491

Re: Good on Ya Mr President

M. M. Wright wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:55 am
I tell you folks, the vote which elected Trump was an anti media vote as much as anything. Yeah I love him and think he is making a great president but what got him elected was the distrust we all feel about the national, main stream media.
And basically voting against the hildab**ch !
by Ray
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Pierre Delecto
Replies: 11
Views: 238

Re: Pierre Delecto

There are unwritten indulgences allowed to descendants of the original 1847 and 1848 settlers to the salt lake valley in general and specifically to bonafide descendants of Brigham Young....If you have a temple recommends and are wearing your "sanctifieds" then you can do all kinds of otherwise verb...
by Ray
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Takes me awhile to catch up sometimes...
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Takes me awhile to catch up sometimes...

there could be much more foul play than we'll ever know.....

autopsies are actually rare.....

coronor's s.o.p. in most jurisdiction is to attribute heart disease related causes to anyone over 35 where trauma is not evident.....
by Ray
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Creepy how many GUNS these 'agencies' have...
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Creepy how many GUNS these 'agencies' have...

sometime in 2014 i got a letter from the Dallas office, H.H.S.-O.I.G. "requesting" me to cease and desist from having a background and credit check done on a tenant..... long story but when your spidey sense makes you suspicious, don't ask a probable illegal alien potential tenant for a govt. issued...
by Ray
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: "Who is Ted Williams...?"
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: "Who is Ted Williams...?"

I always liked the story when Mister Williams had Curt Gowdy's saturday abc network film crew down to the florida keys to film him fly fishing for tarpon...... Mister Williams hooked a real trophy that breached and tail walked just like it knew it was going to be on the telly...... The tarpon broke ...
by Ray
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: "Who is Ted Williams...?"
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: "Who is Ted Williams...?"

When I was just a wee lad I swapped a sporterized '93 mauser that never seemed to miss for a sears & roebuck ted williams 30-30 just because it had mister william's name on it......should have kept the mauser......
by Ray
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Examination of ammo performance in pistol caliber carbines
Replies: 16
Views: 402

Re: Examination of ammo performance in pistol caliber carbines

Look for Dean Grennell articles in the old handloader digest annuals..... He tested loads in the 9mm and .45 marlin camp carbines and had to use unsanctioned loads of 2400 and accurate #9 to make any gains in the carbine length barrels.....In one instance, there was a case separation with a section ...
by Ray
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SR-71
Replies: 39
Views: 674

Re: SR-71

I've seen and touched the precursor lockheed A-12 at the USS Alabama Memorial Park in Mobile..... It is said that Gen. Triang offered great rewards to either the s.a.m. crew or pilot who shot one down but when it flew across hanoi it only took about 3 seconds before it was over the sea or 18 seconds...
by Ray
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just curious if anyone had invested money in buying body armor
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: Just curious if anyone had invested money in buying body armor

I've noticed that the kiddies backpacks with a 9mm rated panel inserted are being clearanced at quite a few online sellers and on ebay for $40 or less..... Seems like it would be both easier and quicker to don one of these bassakwards "frontpack" style when awakened by the bump in the night than a c...
by Ray
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold Steel customer service
Replies: 12
Views: 366

Re: Cold Steel customer service

Ain't dealing with customer service a stuff shoot ? (typed cr-p shoot.....knuckleheaded filter!) The caller either before or after you is probably singing cold steel's praises..... Sometimes its just an obtuse and then obstinate attitude of the rep......going up the chain can sometime help there.......
by Ray
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fight like a monkey
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Fight like a monkey

sage advice !

that could be a clint smith quote.....
by Ray
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Socialism: Point of View From Within
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Socialism: Point of View From Within

Rough translation from the 1847 german.....No.'s 3, 9, and 10 all had vague comments on the dissolution of the typical family unit in the original language..... 1. Abolition of private property and the application of all rents of land to public purposes. 2. A heavy progressive or graduated income ta...
by Ray
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for recommendations for 20 gauge adapters
Replies: 12
Views: 305

Re: Looking for recommendations for 20 gauge adapters

B.T.W. , there are hundreds of utube videos of reviews/range tests of handgun cartridge firing shotgun inserts.....
by Ray
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for recommendations for 20 gauge adapters
Replies: 12
Views: 305

Re: Looking for recommendations for 20 gauge adapters

Every gun is a law unto itself...... The ubiquitous folding fowling piece with a bead front is not going to be a tackdriver with either an adapter inserted or firing a shotgun slug...... Think multiples of one-shot groups........pace-off thirty steps and shoot five shots at a mark......you are rathe...
by Ray
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Terry's last gun
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: Terry's last gun

Thanks for posting this......

Since Jeff's last bout with illness, I have not checked their site often so I missed this one and the one below it on the bfr......
by Ray
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ugly On A Stick Levergun
Replies: 15
Views: 417

Re: Ugly On A Stick Levergun

Did anyone else see that Blaser ad in american rifleman not long ago with a strange thumbhole pistol gripped buttstock ? No, I had to look that up on the Blaser site. Not only is it ugly, it looks fragile, too. Surely with the walnut so thin there must be metal stiffening inside like a truss rod in...
by Ray
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ugly On A Stick Levergun
Replies: 15
Views: 417

Re: Ugly On A Stick Levergun

Did anyone else see that Blaser ad in american rifleman not long ago with a strange thumbhole pistol gripped buttstock ? So I emailed a hoity toity inlaw/outlaw of mine......you know, dallas safari club and s.c.i. member......trophy wife half his age....his fifth time around, her fourth.......his an...
by Ray
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cimmarron MP415 Model P .45 Colt SAA Failure
Replies: 15
Views: 567

Re: Cimmarron MP415 Model P .45 Colt SAA Failure

I was at Clarksville when the S&W .44 Magnum blew up. I was standing between the shooter (who was not injured) and the the guy who was hit by part of the cylinder. It embedded in his right forearm. He was taken to the hospital where it was removed. It was a full cylinder-length long piece a little ...
by Ray
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: old 38sp and 357 articles
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: old 38sp and 357 articles

and link to Guns magazine 1955 to 1969 archives.....

https://gunsmagazine.com/classic-issues ... -editions/
by Ray
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: old 38sp and 357 articles
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: old 38sp and 357 articles

Another not so old one.....

http://sixguns.com/range/skeetersgun.htm
by Ray
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I was gonna go to Knob Creek.....
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: I was gonna go to Knob Creek.....

A good war correspondent on the telly with a foreign accent can have you sitting on the edge of the couch in just a 2 1/2 to 3 minute segment...... but ! how do you know anything he/she/it describes is accurate ? they themselves don't actually know what is going on or who is who..... they rely on lo...
by Ray
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The NAMES tell a story....
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: The NAMES tell a story....

The strangest forename i've ever heard of is Assie ..... The mother was being pressured by the maternity ward staff for a name so she and the new infant could be released..... She happened to see "some assy. required" on the box containing the car seat provided for low income mothers. The middle nam...
by Ray
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: oddity.....
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: oddity.....

http://johnsonautomatics.com/messageboard/index.php?/topic/2116-update-to-57-mm-users/ Ed Johnson, son of the firearms impresario Melvin Johnson wrote..... "Our original cartridge loads back in the '60's were 11.5 grains of #4227 powder with . 2235 40 grain bullet with #6.5 primer. We used RCBS dies...