Beautiful piece Al. It always amazes me how you can create something beautiful like that.
Paul E. Smith
Mr. Mayor, we just happen to have tons of sweet little cottontails and enough moles to keep such dogs busy for days. Once you have the trained bring ’em on by.
CSD, where are you finding all these great deals???
I had a 66 2.5" but wound up selling it to a cousin. Oh well.
I got out to the range again Saturday, I’m liking my new pistol more and more. The shop where I bought it at had an open house today, free food and soft drinks! We got to see the indoor range they’re building, SWEET!
I really like my Saiga 12, but I limit my mags to the factory 5 rounders for ease of carry and movement. I have a couple of 10 and 12 round stick mags but they seem so long and heavy that the whole balance of the gun is altered. I picked up a loaded drum one time and set it down again…It was very heavy (to me) and I don’t think I would like to go walking in the woods with one on my gun. It would be fun to talk to a game warden with a drum full of slugs on my Saiga !!!
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Yeah Mike, that happens here too. The auction in May I attended was pretty much that way. Most of the guns I bought were/are new in the box. I got some very good deals in that one…coming home with 9 that I described earlier. This time I got 5 shotguns and a 22 rifle, and 11 handguns for the same money spent at the other. The crowd AND the bidding were a whole different level at this one…I really was surprised. I could have purchased another dozen items, if I had pushed a little, as they went “cheap”. But I caught myself and put on the brakes, despite what you guys are saying right now about 17 guns not being much of a ‘slowdown’!!!
Hehehe, I tried that off my back deck and paniced a whole bunch of crows. It did push me backwards a step ! Very impressive scattergun !
Now that’s a comfortable setup. And that’s a great shotgun. Bu where’s your cooler, and more important, where’s the dog? I figured out years ago that doves were created by ammunition manufacturers for the sole purpose of selling more shotshells. With a 15 dove daily limit and a box of shells containing just 25 rounds I keep at least fifteen people working overtime at Federal on a single outing.
Good questions….you’ve been around. Cooler was parked between me and my uncle, stocked well with fluids, some cheese sticks, jerky, and cold apples….(it’s a food forum after all). My son in law had one of his chocolate labs out with us; the only way to go. No fun finding doves in tall grass or weeds. She did a great job retrieving for us. I only used about a 30-35 shells for my 15 doves; a really good day for me. Being sure to keep the shots in range was important….no blasting away at streaking and juking doves over 40 yards away… And, most importantly, ice cold beer washed down some excellent grilled dove at the end of the day. Marinated the breasts in a bit of Italian dressing, (after a short soak in some brine to help get the blood out) wrapped in some bacon, and fired up the grill. Good eating.
The comment on the quantity of ammunition was not the issue…The discussion that polarized around the proposed legislation is what took the posts off the board.
Any further questions of this issue should move to PM rather than thread posts
A recoil pad should help a lot. You’re trip to the auction should be fun. But I’ll tell you how to get a spouse to want you to buy a firearm, or want to buy one for you.
Here’s what I did. I took my wife to the Grand American Handicap national trapshooting event that used to be held on the grounds of the Amateur Trapshooting Association in Vandalia, Ohio. (It moved to Illinois a few years ago.)
At the Grand Am, which was held on a mile-long trapfield on the south side of the Dayton airport, there was a good half mile of vendors lined along the way. After seeing row after row of $40,000, $30,000, $20,000 and $10,000 shotguns for sale at various vendors my wife spotted in the Browning tent a new Browning side-by-side in 20 gauge that I’d been yearning for for quite a while. When she looked at the $300 price tag she was surprised and said, “Look how inexpensive this is!”
Two days later she went out and bought a BSS for me at a local gun shop and gave it to me as an early Christmas present.
I had another method that worked really well for a few years, but it’s really sneaky so I’ll wait to tell you about it in person.
…………and that answers the question as to why Massachusetts shooters with a valid Mass license would get an out of state license from another state. I think THAT is a dangerous slope. If I were to buy an out of state pistol, with a Utah permit, and it were to be stolen and used in a crime, I could go to jail. ………..
I am confused by the two bolded sentences above. When you say “out of state license from another state” in the first bolded, are you referring to a driver’s license or a concealed carry license/permit? In the second bolded where you say “If I were to buy an out of state pistol, with a Utah permit” as far as I know, that is not possible. One can buy a long gun in any other state, as long as the laws of both states are followed, but one cannot buy AND take possession of a handgun in another state. A handgun must be shipped to a FFL holder in your home state to complete the transaction.
And in the People’s Republic of Maryland, to buy a handgun requires a HQL (handgun qualification license), along with a 16 hour training class, ‘livescan only’ fingerprints and you must get yourself to a range to fire one shot for the HQL.
Um, I take it back.
He’s only a monkey, besides I didn’t hear anything, he was shooting silent blanks?
"…He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one." – Jesus, Luke 22:36
July 1st Update- Yesterday I attended another auction in Indianapolis. No A/C in the Auction ‘Barn’, but several large fans kept the air moving and provided a measure of comfort in the 100+ degree weather. Turnout was pretty good with a little over 250 folks registering for bids. I took Janet and Grandson Chris to the last one and purchased 9 handguns, most of which I have parted with as of now….This time Janet declined the honor, and stayed home. I wish she had come along, as the whole pricing/bidding structure of this auction was quite a bit “Lower” than the one two monthes ago. Many items went quite ‘cheap’.
I will add some photos of the “Good Stuff” later today or tomorrow, but I will tell you I came home with 17 (seventeen) new additions and one very nice 6-gun oak gun cabinet…. and spent less than I did on the May Auction.
Details to follow but here are a couple of the “Highlights”
1. Ruger Blawkhawk 44 magnum, 4 and 5/8″ barrel, Chrome Plated, Fake Pearl Grips with John Wayne image in each grip.
2. The “Yellow Rose” 22 caliber revolver, single action, 6 shot, 24 karat Gold Plated, 4 inch barrel, has 22 magnum extra cylinder, Italian.
3. Hawes (German), Chief Deputy, 44 magnum, 7.5 barrel, case-hardened frame, Single Action “Cowboy” style, w/ western-style cowhide belt and holster-(doesn’t fit me!)
4. Four 22 revolvers of various types, 2 Mossey 500’s, a 12 and a 20 gauge, one with slug barrel and smooth bore, 2 Escort Home-defense 12 gauge pump shotguns, one Ruger 10-22, and a few others of interest to me.
It was a real fun day. I even got an oak gun cabinet that matches – pretty well- our bookcases. So it was a great day and very productive.
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