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by First Shirt
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Question for the Air Force guys
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Question for the Air Force guys

Should be able to get relatively cheap air fare from Fargo or Grand Forks to KC, especially with a .mil discount.
by First Shirt
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: New dog
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: New dog

Service dog for Parkinson's victims?
by First Shirt
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Global Warming Hits Me
Replies: 13
Views: 391

Re: Global Warming Hits Me

Not in Alabama, it's not! That's parka-and-mukluk weather down here!
by First Shirt
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Global Warming Hits Me
Replies: 13
Views: 391

Re: Global Warming Hits Me

Yeah, the low last night was 29. I am not amused!
by First Shirt
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: John Paul Stevens Shows His Ass on 2nd Amendment
Replies: 23
Views: 738

Re: John Paul Stevens Shows His Ass on 2nd Amendment

He shows his ass anytime he walks outside, he's ALL ass! Really wish he'd actually sit down and READ the constitution that he swore to uphold.
by First Shirt
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: School Me On Ringo
Replies: 16
Views: 412

Re: School Me On Ringo

Yeah, and about the time people started realizing that global warming wasn't happening, too.
by First Shirt
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: School Me On Ringo
Replies: 16
Views: 412

Re: School Me On Ringo

skb12172 wrote:Isn't the last centurion part of the Troy rising series?


No, it's not part of any series. Not sure what caused him to write it, but I really enjoyed it.
by First Shirt
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Dan Wesson revolver
Replies: 25
Views: 950

Re: Dan Wesson revolver

Back when handgun silhouette shooting was a big thing, the Dan Wesson revolver was very popular, and there were guys running .357s that could hold their own with the .44 Mag guys. Very accurate, and strong enough to handle some "warmish" handloads.
by First Shirt
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1212
Views: 123271

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Just once, I'd like to read a scifi story where humans arent the backwards newcomers on the scene the best I've managed to find is " with friends like these " and The Ancient The Empire of Man series, by David Weber and John Ringo are pretty good. Advanced humans land on primitive planet....
by First Shirt
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Another AR Build ??????
Replies: 37
Views: 5840

Re: Another AR Build ??????

"Scary black rifle? Challenge accepted!" :lol: Yeah, context is everything though. In this political climate, you could probably scare the uninformed just as badly -- maybe worse -- with something like a Stag A2 Retro (and yes, I want one, LH model). Love my left handed Stag (2L), and CMM...
by First Shirt
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: School me on reticles
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Re: School me on reticles

For what it's worth, which is about what you paid for it, I'd get a fixed power (4X) scope with a heavy duplex reticle. It's easy, it's simple, and if you play around with it a little, you'll find the range where you can use the fat part of the lower vertical as a German post, for when you get out o...
by First Shirt
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Good news for JK and family
Replies: 24
Views: 787

Re: Good news for JK and family

Steamforger wrote:Like she says though, "Putting them to sleep is easy. Waking them back up again is the important part."


Like emergency medicine: Air goes in and out, blood goes round and round. Any change in that is a bad thing!
by First Shirt
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: What to get next?
Replies: 14
Views: 646

Re: What to get next?

Once I get the Senior Minions 1911s finished, my next one will either be a Redhawk in .45 Colt/.45 ACP, or a real beater Garand. The Garand will go to Tim Shufflin to be turned into a 7.62x51 Mini-G.
by First Shirt
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1212
Views: 123271

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Kipling's Just So Stories - gotta get back in the swing of story telling for when the grandson starts talking :D Don't wait that long! I started reading Winnie the Pooh stories to my daughter when she was just a couple months old. That may explain why she was reading "Starship Troopers" a...
by First Shirt
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: The USMC and Junior Termite: It begins......
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: The USMC and Junior Termite: It begins......

Prayers and good wishes go with him! Please thank him, from all of us!
by First Shirt
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Turkey wants to invade Greece
Replies: 16
Views: 782

Re: Turkey wants to invade Greece

Frankingun wrote:And the Kurds need their own country.


Yes. Yes, they do.
by First Shirt
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Younger Brother Died Today
Replies: 18
Views: 654

Re: Younger Brother Died Today

Prayers sent. Wish there was more I could say, or do.
by First Shirt
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4544
Views: 341836

Re: Does not follow...

I have mixed emotions about being out-shot by someone I've trained. On one hand, I REALLY hate to lose, at anything.

On the other hand, I must have done a stellar job of training them, if they can out-shoot me!
by First Shirt
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: John Ringo on our dustup w/ the Russians in Syria
Replies: 13
Views: 884

Re: John Ringo on our dustup w/ the Russians in Syria

Netpackrat wrote:You know, if the science fiction thing doesn't work out, I think Ringo could have a great career as a news reporter. :lol:


That's a great idea, but Ringo probably paid more in taxes last year than I earned!
by First Shirt
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: The War Room
Topic: John Ringo on our dustup w/ the Russians in Syria
Replies: 13
Views: 884

Re: John Ringo on our dustup w/ the Russians in Syria

When you care enough, you send this very best. In metric buttloads.
by First Shirt
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: .224 Valkyrie
Replies: 11
Views: 660

Re: .224 Valkyrie

Someone was doing a wildcat based on the 6.8 SPC necked down to 6.5mm, called it the Six5. Supposed to give better velocities that the 6.5 Grendel.
by First Shirt
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Fire the FBI Director
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: Fire the FBI Director

Maybe we should opt for truth in advertising, and just rename it the Federal Bureau of Incompetence.

That's not fair. They were so busy chasing imaginary Russians that they didn't have time to investigate an actual threat.
by First Shirt
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Happy Birthday McClarkus (61)
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: Happy Birthday McClarkus (61)

Happy Birthday, kid! And congrats on another successful trip around the sun, my you have many more!
by First Shirt
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: The Trump Administration: Day One
Replies: 66
Views: 4030

Re: The Trump Administration: Day One

From a "boots on the ground" perspective, I'm pretty happy with the way Trump is going. Is it perfect? No, of course not ( I'm not running the country!) But right now, my company is booked SOLID through the end of March, we're 90% booked for April, about 75% for May, and we're taking order...
by First Shirt
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: The Trump Administration: Day One
Replies: 66
Views: 4030

Re: The Trump Administration: Day One

We lost the Senate seat in Alabama because Bitch McConjob wouldn't back the Republican that could have won the election (Mo Brooks), he backed his buddy, who lost the primary to a certifiable nut job.
by First Shirt
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Got something odd
Replies: 19
Views: 919

Re: Got something odd

Retire it as a safe queen. In 20 or so years, it's going to be worth a TON more than you paid for it!
by First Shirt
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: The Trump Administration: Day One
Replies: 66
Views: 4030

Re: The Trump Administration: Day One

I think I'd be okay with the wrong-doers swinging from lampposts.

"We're gonna give you a fair trial, followed by a first-class hanging."
by First Shirt
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: TN Officer Kicked Out Of Outback Steakhouse For Being Armed While In Uniform
Replies: 20
Views: 908

Re: TN Officer Kicked Out Of Outback Steakhouse For Being Armed While In Uniform

Greg wrote:
I go to look up reviews, and 'Texas Roadhouse roaches' is one of the top suggested completions. That concerns me.


They aren't bad, properly prepared. Just dip them in ranch dressing or hot sauce.
by First Shirt
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: TN Officer Kicked Out Of Outback Steakhouse For Being Armed While In Uniform
Replies: 20
Views: 908

Re: TN Officer Kicked Out Of Outback Steakhouse For Being Armed While In Uniform

Not a big fan of Outback, but we have some friends who are, so we go there once in a while. The closest one doesn't have any sort of "No Weapons Allowed" signs, not that I would care. And, apparently, Buffalo Wild Wings is supposed to have the signs, but again, our closest one doesn't. The...
by First Shirt
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: You're an idiot!
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: You're an idiot!

Greg wrote:Or too honest for his own good.

Yeah, that possibility was discussed, as well!

Doc still contends that the boy just ain't real bright. But he's dating Doc's daughter, so we don't expect glowing reports about him.
by First Shirt
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Happy Birthday AlaskaTRX
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Happy Birthday AlaskaTRX

Happy Birthday, and many happy returns of the day!!!!
by First Shirt
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: You're an idiot!
Replies: 4
Views: 400

You're an idiot!

Saw the family sawbones the other day, and since (as usual) we spent about 20 minutes of the appointment talking about my health issues (there aren't any, I was just getting a check-up), and the rest of the 40 minute appointment talking about important stuff, like guns. He was a medic in the 75th Ra...
by First Shirt
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: My NRA Defensive Pistol Course Experience
Replies: 11
Views: 754

Re: My NRA Defensive Pistol Course Experience

Netpackrat wrote:
First Shirt wrote:
randy wrote:(but you guys already knew I was prick).


Well, let's just say we suspected it. :D


He can't be that big of a prick; I'm still here after all.


So am I, but I suspect that it's the Air Farce umbrella that keeps me covered;
by First Shirt
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: House FISA Memo
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: House FISA Memo

Imagine my surprise!

The last administration was so crooked that most of the alleged males had to screw their pants on.
by First Shirt
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: My NRA Defensive Pistol Course Experience
Replies: 11
Views: 754

Re: My NRA Defensive Pistol Course Experience

randy wrote:(but you guys already knew I was prick).



Well, let's just say we suspected it. :D
by First Shirt
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4544
Views: 341836

Re: Does not follow...

"Those who will not read have no advantage over those who cannot read."
by First Shirt
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Lever-action for home defense
Replies: 37
Views: 1660

Re: Lever-action for home defense

Nah, it would never work. People that don't know her wouldn't believe it, and people who do know her would say I'm soft pedaling it.
by First Shirt
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Reference help
Replies: 17
Views: 768

Re: Reference help

Anything by John Lott or Dana Loesch.
by First Shirt
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Lever-action for home defense
Replies: 37
Views: 1660

Re: Lever-action for home defense

Please, do NOT give her any more ideas! She knows she's not 9 feet tall and bulletproof, but she's pretty sure she can fake it. If she had a shotgun with a bayonet, we'd have to sedate her with a ball-peen hammer to keep her out of trouble!
by First Shirt
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Lever-action for home defense
Replies: 37
Views: 1660

Re: Lever-action for home defense

Having the ability to mount a light on my Marlin is worth its weight in gold. I will defer to more actual experience with weapons lights, particularly on a lever action. Would you care to list out the benefits for the sake of the discussion? Bears are quite active at night, and out in the middle of...
by First Shirt
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4544
Views: 341836

Re: Does not follow...

As Mark Twain once opined, "Fiction is easier to write than fact. Fiction, after all, has to make sense."
by First Shirt
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: The Market Works
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: The Market Works

BDK wrote:Knowing the VA, they’d start using arsenic instead of aspirin

That's why I'll go to my family veterinarian before I go to the VA! He's cheaper, he's closer, and he's less likely to kill me by mistake!
by First Shirt
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Lever-action for home defense
Replies: 37
Views: 1660

Re: Lever-action for home defense

Y'know, that's really neat and all that, but $2400 for a Marlin? Really? I mean, seriously? I love the little twerp, but I'm also fond of eating regularly, and sleeping indoors, so this probably ain't gonna happen!

And it's gonna be a .45 Colt!
by First Shirt
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Lever-action for home defense
Replies: 37
Views: 1660

Re: Lever-action for home defense

Oh, no!!! If I got her any sort of .32, she'd cry her eyes out, and never speak to me again!! Trust me, I know this Minion! She's pretty sure that handgun calibers start with .4, and only go up from there.
by First Shirt
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Lever-action for home defense
Replies: 37
Views: 1660

Re: Lever-action for home defense

Main advantages of .45 Colt over .357, in this case, are (a) ammo commonality with a .45 Colt revolver, and (b) a bigger hole in the target. Downsides are reduced point-blank range, due to lower velocity, and lack of suitable factory ammunition, which means handloads will be required. Not a real pro...
by First Shirt
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Browning Discontinues Production of the Hi-Power
Replies: 10
Views: 726

Re: Browning Discontinues Production of the Hi-Power

Dammit!

I'd been hoping to pick up one of these, when I finally get ahead of Minion-related projects.
by First Shirt
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Lever-action for home defense
Replies: 37
Views: 1660

Re: Lever-action for home defense

I'm sure you've all figured out by now that this is not for me, but after The Incident last week, I've about decided that my options are to (a) get Youngest Minion something better than a single-action revolver for investigating bumps in the night, or (b) weld the little twerp into a barrel until sh...
by First Shirt
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: State rep run
Replies: 14
Views: 658

Re: State rep run

Where do we send campaign donations?
by First Shirt
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Lever-action for home defense
Replies: 37
Views: 1660

Lever-action for home defense

So, purely as a hypothetical exercise, if you were going to set up a pistol-caliber lever-action rifle for home defense, how would you do it? What sights, lights, leather, mods, etc would you choose? And consider "home defense" to be the house, and within 100 yards outside. Yeah, I know a ...
by First Shirt
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Fed Fails to Buy Illegal Guns
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: Fed Fails to Buy Illegal Guns

If you make it illegal to not go through a dealer, you've just created a bigger criminal class.
by First Shirt
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Total Neck Breather
Replies: 27
Views: 987

Re: Total Neck Breather

Prayers and best wishes sent!
by First Shirt
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: How to turn rimfire shooting into drudgery:
Replies: 14
Views: 958

Re: How to turn rimfire shooting into drudgery:

You just need to try different ammo until you find what the gun likes. Oddly, my 10/22 doesn't like the Automatch but it loves CCI standard velocity. Haven't tried the minimags. My 10/22 eats it up, but it's got an Adams & Bennett sporter-weight match barrel on it, along with a titanium extract...
by First Shirt
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: How to turn rimfire shooting into drudgery:
Replies: 14
Views: 958

Re: How to turn rimfire shooting into drudgery:

I've had really good results from Federal bulk pack .22LR, especially their Auto-Match stuff. Even better is that the local Wal-Mart usually has it in stock, 325 rounds for $14.99, which is an outrage, buts it's 5 bucks cheaper than it was this time last year, and no "two boxes per customer&quo...
by First Shirt
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Mom has passed.
Replies: 19
Views: 876

Re: Mom has passed.

Sympathies to you all, and prayers sent.
by First Shirt
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Newest Minion and Handguns
Replies: 46
Views: 3495

Re: Newest Minion and Handguns

Yeah, I'm going up there Saturday, and we'll do an after-action critique, especially looking at what could have gone wrong, and how to deal with it.

With Minions, it's always something!
by First Shirt
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Newest Minion and Handguns
Replies: 46
Views: 3495

Re: Newest Minion and Handguns

OH, CRAP!!!!! G-d help me, I've created a monster!!!!! Got a call from the Youngest Minion's mom today. Seems that last night there was some sort of ruckus behind the house, and since Dad was out of town on business, and Elder Minion was working, that left Mom and Youngest Minion to sort it out. Mom...
by First Shirt
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: The War Room
Topic: US Navy has a Ribbon for Boot Camp Honor Grads
Replies: 22
Views: 1095

Re: US Navy has a Ribbon for Boot Camp Honor Grads

With one exception, the best officers I served under were mustangs. The exception was an Aluminum U grad, who was probably one of the best officers I ever knew. During the Great Tree-Cutting Incident, in Korea (1976), we were on alert for 30 days, working all the hours we could put in, running missi...
by First Shirt
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: US Navy has a Ribbon for Boot Camp Honor Grads
Replies: 22
Views: 1095

Re: US Navy has a Ribbon for Boot Camp Honor Grads

In simple words, a work uniform technically exists to be worn to perform work. However there exists those among us who wish those who work to look sharp at all times to bring pride to the organisation, at least in their minds. The Army had a word for this. The word was Strac (sp). As a former avion...
by First Shirt
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: US Navy has a Ribbon for Boot Camp Honor Grads
Replies: 22
Views: 1095

Re: US Navy has a Ribbon for Boot Camp Honor Grads

randy wrote:
Frankingun wrote:Looking from the outside in, as in never in any military, I’m wondering, why doesn’t the Navy provide some kind of official coverall for dirty work?


Because that would make sense


First rule of military thinking: If it makes sense, you've probably done it wrong.
by First Shirt
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: The Gun Safe thread
Replies: 40
Views: 2488

Re: The Gun Safe thread

A friend used to put a pound of FFg black powder at the most likely places to torch his safe. When I pointed out that it would ruin his guns, he said "Yeah, but think what it'll do to the a$$hole with the torch!"
by First Shirt
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Fed Fails to Buy Illegal Guns
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: Fed Fails to By Illegal Guns

So, does this close the "gunshow loophole" or are they going to find something else to bitch about?
by First Shirt
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: The Gun Safe thread
Replies: 40
Views: 2488

Re: The Gun Safe thread

I've got a Cannon safe, and with some mods, it holds 21 long guns, and 12 handguns. It's also proof against 1250 degrees for 90 minutes, so some of The Boss's jewelry, and a lot of irreplaceable documents are in there, as well.
by First Shirt
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Interesting take on Iran
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: Interesting take on Iran

Maybe I'm just not a good intel geek, but I can't see any way that this works out for the Iranian people under their current government, or any of the likely replacement governments. At some point, you're too far into the dive to pull out. The combination of ecological and demographic "issues&q...
by First Shirt
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: The War Room
Topic: US Navy has a Ribbon for Boot Camp Honor Grads
Replies: 22
Views: 1095

Re: US Navy has a Ribbon for Boot Camp Honor Grads

Vonz90 wrote:I would discuss the Air Farce, but I figure I will limit the discussion to the military.


Like a squid would know?
by First Shirt
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Winter 2017-18: A harbinger of things to come?
Replies: 18
Views: 907

Re: Winter 2017-18: A harbinger of things to come?

Used to listen to WLS (?) out of Chicago at night, in Decatur, AL.

Dealt with some interesting low VHF skip in Korea, a time or two.
by First Shirt
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4544
Views: 341836

Re: Does not follow...

Give me enough advance notice, and I might even be able to recruit a couple of Minions to play tour guide.
by First Shirt
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Pope Frances uses picture of Nagasaki Victim for propaganda
Replies: 24
Views: 1139

Re: Pope Frances uses picture of Nagasaki Victim for propaganda

scipioafricanus wrote:As for the blockade idea, what would have happened to the Allied POWs in Japan?

They'd have starved to death first.
by First Shirt
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4544
Views: 341836

Re: Does not follow...

Apropos of absolutely nothing, I live about 35 miles west of the I-65/I-565 interchange.
by First Shirt
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4544
Views: 341836

Re: Does not follow...

Weetabix wrote:I can't think of any guns I want. What's wrong with me? :roll:


Take two aspirin, lie down with a cool cloth on your forehead, and try to rest. If symptoms persist, see your doctor or other health-care provider.
by First Shirt
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Wichita PD Murder Unarmed Man At Fake SWAT Call
Replies: 21
Views: 1214

Re: Wichita PD Murder Unarmed Man At Fake SWAT Call

Langenator wrote:Now, does he get charged in KS, CA, or in federal court?


Can I vote for "All of the above"?
by First Shirt
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Pope Frances uses picture of Nagasaki Victim for propaganda
Replies: 24
Views: 1139

Re: Pope Frances uses picture of Nagasaki Victim for propaganda

I seem to recall reading that the Purple Heart medals made up in anticipation of the invasion of the Japanese home islands were still being handed out in the early days of Desert Storm. Not sure how true that is, but it is believable.
by First Shirt
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Happy Birthday Combat Controller
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Re: Happy Birthday Combat Controller

Happy Birthday, but please keep the noise down! The dogs don't like it, and neither do I, when I'm working nights!
by First Shirt
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1212
Views: 123271

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

A Dog in the Cave: The Wolves That Made Us Human. Interesting study of how dogs and humans have co-evolved. Lots of insight into why your dog acts the way it does.
by First Shirt
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Ruger Brings Back Pistol Carbine
Replies: 10
Views: 830

Re: Ruger Brings Back Pistol Carbine

Now that I have a couple of pieces of Combat Tupperware these sound interesting, and cheaper than the the AR platform based ones using Glock mags I had been looking at. That being said, I still have a hankering for a lever action .357 to go with my S&W Mod 19 Go for it! It's the most fun you ca...
by First Shirt
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Ruger Brings Back Pistol Carbine
Replies: 10
Views: 830

Re: Ruger Brings Back Pistol Carbine

I'm a big fan of pistol-caliber carbines, in fact, I have two of them. Of course, mine are lever-actions, in .357 Mag. and .45 Colt.

I guess, at some point, I'm going to have to come into the 20th century, won't I?
by First Shirt
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: An Update
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: An Update

My dad always said "the fight's not over until you quit fighting." Keep swinging, amigo, we're pulling for you!
by First Shirt
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4544
Views: 341836

Re: Does not follow...

It was -7 degrees last night in Omaha, NE. It was also -7 degrees at McMurdo Station, Antarctica last night. Of course, in Antarctica, it's mid-summer.
by First Shirt
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Xmas 2017 Loot
Replies: 33
Views: 1410

Re: Xmas 2017 Loot

Got some great books (to be reviewed here, later). Some clothes that fit, some gift cards. The funniest one is a full-size 1911 made entirely from 1-1/2 lbs of milk chocolate! Gives a whole new meaning to "eat a gun". My running buddies made me a heart-shaped plaque with our picture from t...
by First Shirt
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Deep Thoughts
Replies: 47
Views: 2089

Re: Deep Thoughts

If the opposite of "pro" is "con" is the opposite of progress, Congress?
by First Shirt
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Old Johnny Cash song
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Re: Old Johnny Cash song

It's from the album "Everybody Loves a Nut" and the song is called "The One on the Right was on the Left". Written by Jack Clements. I used to have that album, back when we dodged velociraptors on the way to school. The chorus was (which changed on the last line after every verse...
by First Shirt
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Red Dawn in Lapland
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: Red Dawn in Lapland

I think I got hypothermia just from reading that!
by First Shirt
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Newest Minion and Handguns
Replies: 46
Views: 3495

Re: Newest Minion and Handguns

Presents delivered yesterday, complete with labels that clearly stated "Do NOT Open Before Christmas." Her mom tells me that she got them opened, and proceeded to belt on her new hogleg, and head outside (in 28 degree (F) weather), barefooted, and wearing a belted-on sixgun and her jammies...
by First Shirt
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Merry Christmas!!
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas, and I hope yours was a great as mine! (If it had been any better, I'd have to have been twins to enjoy it!)

May 2018 be better than you ever expected!
by First Shirt
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Happy Birthday Darrell (63)
Replies: 8
Views: 456

Re: Happy Birthday Darrell (63)

Happy Birthday!

(Ha! Another one older than me!)
by First Shirt
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Now this is just fun!
Replies: 16
Views: 1083

Re: Now this is just fun!

Check Brownell's. They used to carry Caspian 1911 frames in carbon, stainless, and either titanium or scandium (really lightweight, whatever it was).
by First Shirt
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Ammo and Reloading
Topic: Wildcat and AR-15
Replies: 14
Views: 1177

Re: Wildcat and AR-15

Since you're in Nashville, you might want to check out these guys: http://ar15performance.com/ They, at one time offered a Six5, which is a 6.8SPC necked down and trimmed to 41 mm (vice the 43 mm of the 6.8, but longer than the 39 mm of the Grendel) which showed a lot of promise with the heavier bul...
by First Shirt
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Now this is just fun!
Replies: 16
Views: 1083

Re: Now this is just fun!

Loaned my full-size kit to a friend to try on his Ruger 1911, and he says it works like a charm. Now he wants to buy it.

Not happening! :lol:
by First Shirt
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Recovering from Hip Replacement Surgery (L Hip)
Replies: 17
Views: 746

Re: Recovering from Hip Replacement Surgery (L Hip)

Glad all went well! Now, just listen to your physical terrorists, and DON'T overdo it!
by First Shirt
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Now this is just fun!
Replies: 16
Views: 1083

Re: Now this is just fun!

Whenever I open this thread, I have difficulty really focusing on the topic of .22 conversions, because I can't get past the notion of somebody still using a 1911 as a carry gun... :lol: I'm open to better ideas, just haven't found one yet. Although, in almost 40 years of concealed carry, the only ...
by First Shirt
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Now this is just fun!
Replies: 16
Views: 1083

Re: Now this is just fun!

Should work on any 1911, but I've only run them on Kimbers.
by First Shirt
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Now this is just fun!
Replies: 16
Views: 1083

Re: Now this is just fun!

The CMMG conversions are the easiest (just pull out the bolt, and put the new bolt/adapter in) and are really accurate, for what they are. My M-forgery doesn't really have a job around here in 5.56 configuration, but with the .22LR kit in place, it's great for squirrels in the pecan trees or rabbits...
by First Shirt
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Philly to ban bullet resistant windows in businesses
Replies: 27
Views: 1311

Re: Philly to ban bullet resistant windows in businesses

Maybe MADD should shift their efforts to stoned drivers.


But then it would be Mothers Against Impaired Drivers, and who's gonna give money to MAID?
by First Shirt
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Now this is just fun!
Replies: 16
Views: 1083

Now this is just fun!

I'm a big fan of .22LR conversion kits for guns, have one for a full-size Kimber, and one for my LH Stag 2L. Both of them are more fun than should be allowed by law, and are great for cheap plinking, starting new shooters, and general foolishness. Recently bought a "used" Kimber Compact co...
by First Shirt
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Philly to ban bullet resistant windows in businesses
Replies: 27
Views: 1311

Re: Philly to ban bullet resistant windows in businesses

I think I'd be trying to "guardhouse lawyer" this one to death! What constitutes "bullet resistant"? If it stops a .22LR? How 'bout a .308 FMJ? Or a .50 BMG? You could push this thing until they would't be allowed to use anything heavier than Saran Wrap! Or nothing lighter than a...
by First Shirt
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Deep Thoughts
Replies: 47
Views: 2089

Re: Deep Thoughts

And do dyslexic atheists sell their souls to Santa?
by First Shirt
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Deep Thoughts
Replies: 47
Views: 2089

Re: Deep Thoughts

Why do we park on a driveway, and drive on a parkway?

Why is there an Interstate highway in Hawaii?

Why is a "fat chance" the same thing as a "slim chance" ?

What happened to WD-1 through -39?

Do dyslexic atheists lay awake at night wondering if there's a Dog?
by First Shirt
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Explosion at NYC Port Authority
Replies: 17
Views: 980

Re: Explosion at NYC Port Authority

Nah, he's from Bangladesh. Obviously Lutheran.
by First Shirt
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Just got my copy of Mom's DNR paperwork.
Replies: 20
Views: 1137

Re: Just got my copy of Mom's DNR paperwork.

So sorry to hear this, wish there was more I could say than "You have my sympathies:. Please let us know if there's anything we can do.
by First Shirt
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: New shooters - international version
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Re: New shooters - international version

Congrats, and thank you for putting forth the effort to spread the word!
by First Shirt
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Firearms for women
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Re: Firearms for women

I'm not sure I agree with the part about dominant eyes. Both The Boss and Senior Minion #1 are strongly left-eye dominant, to the point that, while they are both right-handed, both shoot rifles, shotguns and bows lefty. Handguns, if fired from a right-handed grip, will still be, a la Denzel Washingt...

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