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by PawPaw
Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Well...it's official: I'm a Pawpaw.....
Replies: 21
Views: 2044

Re: Well...it's official: I'm a Pawpaw.....

Welcome to the ranks. In several years, you'll have minions Little people, doing your bidding..
by PawPaw
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Louisiana State, Cowboy Fast Draw
Replies: 3
Views: 823

Re: Louisiana State, Cowboy Fast Draw

tfbncc wrote:Y'all are havin' too much fun. (grin)


You betcha! Link to YouTube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7LGriXSqvgLINKY
by PawPaw
Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Louisiana State, Cowboy Fast Draw
Replies: 3
Views: 823

Louisiana State, Cowboy Fast Draw

I haven't surfed through here in a while, mainly because we've been too busy shooting, living, and planning. We're okay, every day is an adventure, but we're planning a big shoot in Louisiana for April, 2017. So, without further ado, let me announce the Louisiana State Championship of Cowboy Fast Dr...
by PawPaw
Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: CNC Wood routers/Carvers
Replies: 5
Views: 978

CNC Wood routers/Carvers

I'm doing research on CNC routers/carvers for woodworking projects. Building things like simple cutouts, or making plaques, stuff like that. There is a bunch of information out there and I'm having trouble filtering the bullshit from the good information. Is there a reputable company who is the &quo...
by PawPaw
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Traffic engineering
Replies: 26
Views: 2194

Re: Traffic engineering

I much preferred the strippers in the O-clubs......... You had strippers in O-clubs back then?!?!?! By the time I hit the O-club scene(1987), all we had at Mother Rucker were local gals looking for a future Army pilot husband, and "hunter-killer" teams..... Yeah, we had those gals (hunter...
by PawPaw
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Traffic engineering
Replies: 26
Views: 2194

Re: Traffic engineering

I have absolutely no concept of such things. The one time I was ever in NYFC, I was a young officer at Dix and happened to crawl on a USO bus for a ten-hour tour. We came into the city via the Port Authority Bus station, where the bus parked on the FIFTH FRIGGIN' FLOOR. All this in early 1980. We di...
by PawPaw
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Protect and Defend
Topic: Levis CEO is an ass.
Replies: 13
Views: 1845

Re: Levis CEO is an ass.

I used to wear a lot of Levi's (thirty years ago) but couldn't really tell you who makes the jeans I wear now. I'm bad about going into a big box store and buying the store brand. Jeans is jeans. However, I recently bought some Frontier Classics for re-enacting, and I'm amazed at how better made tho...
by PawPaw
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Trump's nominations for top posts
Replies: 33
Views: 2656

Re: Trump's nominations for top posts

It looks like he's putting together a pretty good team. I like Mattis at SecDef. I like Dr. Carson at HUD. I like DeVos at SecEdu. I've heard that Forrest Lucas is in consideration for Interior. I believe that he'd be a better pick for Energy. When DeVos starts pushing school choice, watch liberal h...
by PawPaw
Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Can you mount a Fleshlight on a Sig Brace
Replies: 17
Views: 2396

Re: Can you mount a Fleshlight on a Sig Brace

Greg wrote:Um, 'fleshlight' isn't a typo. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Look it up. :shock: :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Thanks for educating me on that. That's even dumber than the question I thought I was seeing.
by PawPaw
Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Can you mount a Fleshlight on a Sig Brace
Replies: 17
Views: 2396

Re: Can you mount a Fleshlight on a Sig Brace

Can you mount a Flashlight on a Sig Brace? Sure you can. You could probably mount a bumper jack on a Sig brace. The question becomes; is it legal to do so? I don't know. I'm willing to take a wait-and-see attitude. If the new administration hold true to its promises, there mught be exciting things a...
by PawPaw
Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Clinton team to join Jill Stein's recount in Wisconsin.
Replies: 17
Views: 1636

Re: Clinton team to join Jill Stein's recount in Wisconsin.

Jill Stein is a friggin' hypocrite. From what I read, she says that she wants a "fair process", but if that were true, she'd be looking at states that Hillary narrowly won. Like Nevada and Minnesota. MN has a notoriously unreliable system of counting votes. Instead, she's focused on states...
by PawPaw
Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:46 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Ruger Mark IV
Replies: 7
Views: 1304

Re: Ruger Mark IV

And I'll just keep shooting my Ruger Mark II. It's as accurate as I expect a pistol to be, and it's very useful for teaching young shooters.
by PawPaw
Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Fidel Castro Dead
Replies: 27
Views: 2633

Re: Fidel Castro Dead

Lessee, Castro's dead, Shrillary's defeated, Trump is in, MSNBC etc in shambles, Breitbart ascendent, etc., Dem's foaming at the mouth in soiled knickers....my cup runneth over for 2016! Along the "Dems in soiled knickers" route, we find Jill Stein of the Green Party, praising Castro as &...
by PawPaw
Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Trump prez and Rep senate & house...
Replies: 160
Views: 12458

Re: Trump prez and Rep senate & house...

I'm told that Pres Obama realized that his driver's license had lapsed, so he went down to the DMV to get a new one. The old one lapsed in Illinois, and he went to a DC DMV. They denied him because he didn't have a valid birth certificate. :lol: Is this real, or are you messing with us? If it's rea...
by PawPaw
Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Trump prez and Rep senate & house...
Replies: 160
Views: 12458

Re: Trump prez and Rep senate & house...

I'm told that Pres Obama realized that his driver's license had lapsed, so he went down to the DMV to get a new one. The old one lapsed in Illinois, and he went to a DC DMV. They denied him because he didn't have a valid birth certificate.
by PawPaw
Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Law of unintended consequences (Open primaries)
Replies: 12
Views: 3807

Re: Law of unintended consequences (Open primaries)

Louisiana has open primaries for statewide and local races, but closed primaries for the presidential race. This leads to some weird outcomes. For example, registered party only matters once every four years, so many folks don't bother with it. My wife, for example, registered Democrat when she was ...
by PawPaw
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: DDoS attacks, Wikileaks, and the evil party
Replies: 18
Views: 5785

Re: DDoS attacks, Wikileaks, and the evil party

I read somewhere today that voting for Trump is giving a big "F**K YOU" to both parties. It is like the entire electorate wagging their middle finger at the established elite. Voters should wag their middle finger at the established elite on a regular basis. Yeah, Trump is a misogynistic a...
by PawPaw
Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Trump explained?
Replies: 28
Views: 5298

Re: Trump explained?

Paw paw to be fair to congress it's tough to get much of anything through the threat of a presidential veto when you don't have a super majority. Pass good legislation and let him veto it. Harry Reid didn't have any trouble going nuclear when he had a small margin and MItch (hack, spit) McConnell s...
by PawPaw
Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Trump explained?
Replies: 28
Views: 5298

Re: Trump explained?

My wife is all pro-Trump. Yet, she agrees with everything I point out wrong about him. She just doesn't give a shit anymore. She doesn't trust the R's and hates the D's. To paraphrase, if we can't fix it, let them suffer too. Lots of folks are thinking like that. We elected a Republican majority in...
by PawPaw
Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: A young lady's suicide
Replies: 6
Views: 1039

Re: A young lady's suicide

Sometimes you need to get things off of your chest. A young person's suicide is always baffling, saddening, mournful. It helps to mourn. Years ago my son had a friend, we'll call him Michael. The two of them virtually grew up together, all through school. They played together, studied together, work...
by PawPaw
Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: I Started to Reply, Decided it Wasn't Worth It
Replies: 20
Views: 1679

Re: I Started to Reply, Decided it Wasn't Worth It

He said something once before that education should be "free", My Dad used to say something like that; that education was free, but that knowledge was expensive, and you'd pay for it one way or another. When someone tells me that college should be free, I tell them that's fine, but ask wh...
by PawPaw
Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Once again, Trump shows he's an @$$
Replies: 50
Views: 3189

Re: Once again, Trump shows he's an @$$

I'll go down on election day and do my patriotic chore. Mainly to support my down-ticket candidates, but I have no illusions. I expect to be thoroughly disappointed for the 3rd presidential election in a row. With any luck, Trump will be like chemotherapy for the Stupid Party. Two horribly flawed ca...
by PawPaw
Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Once again, Trump shows he's an @$$
Replies: 50
Views: 3189

Re: Once again, Trump shows he's an @$$

Look at this logically. Not that logic has anything to do with electoral politics. Which one of you said something ten years ago that you would regret hearing on a recording today? The problem with electoral politics these days is that it's all about the "gotcha!" There is no perspective. ...
by PawPaw
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: The War Room
Topic: F-35 Dogfight report
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Re: F-35 Dogfight report

Nice article. Thanks for sharing.
by PawPaw
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: $99 .22 Suppressor
Replies: 19
Views: 5647

Re: $99 .22 Suppressor

Well, good. With the $200 tax, that is $299.00 for the suppressor.

I can't think of a single suppressor that's worth more than $99.00 out the door, and the tax is a joke.

Really, guys, I can't get around the idea of suppressors. Not in this country, not at this time.
by PawPaw
Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Life update 9.29.16
Replies: 11
Views: 1083

Re: Life update 9.29.16

That's beautiful country. I was recently visiting an hour north of Nashville, in southwestern Kentucky and was struck by how nice the land and scenery is there. Really, beautiful, rolling hills. I'd bet that there is lots of game there, and land should be reasonable if you want to put down roots.
by PawPaw
Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Online gun auctions dying?
Replies: 19
Views: 2571

Re: Online gun auctions dying?

I've never bought anything on an online auction site. Generally, the sellers have an inflated idea of what the item is worth. An item is only worth what someone else is willing t o pay for it. You might have a widget, made in the 1800s with an appraised value of a thousand dollars. I don't want a wi...
by PawPaw
Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: New Ruger Mk IV .22
Replies: 21
Views: 2222

Re: New Ruger Mk IV .22

Field Strip? I've had my Mark II for a decade or longer, and I've never tried to field strip it.

'course, I don't run Remington ammo through it.
by PawPaw
Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Are you a "super owner"?
Replies: 27
Views: 1950

Re: Are you a "super owner"?

Well, I used to be a super-owner, before that tragic boating accident last year. Technically, I guess, I still own them, but they're unrecoverable.

Where are those brownies?
by PawPaw
Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Gennifer Flowers will attend 1st presidential debate.
Replies: 6
Views: 943

Re: Gennifer Flowers will attend 1st presidential debate.

I think that it's a wonderful response to Hillary inviting Mark Cuban.

Remind me again, just exactly what is the Dallas Mavericks? Some sort of grown men playing games? Never heard of them.

Oh, a basketball team. No wonder I never heard of them.
by PawPaw
Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: LEO charged in death of Terence Crutcher
Replies: 8
Views: 1123

Re: LEO charged in death of Terence Crutcher

She's not the first one caught in a bad shoot, and (based on what I've seen) it shows good judgment on the part of the DA. All cops are liable for the bullets they launch, from the time it leaves the barrel until the time it stops moving. We follow the same rules (or we should, at least) as the gene...
by PawPaw
Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Should I convert my 1911?
Replies: 85
Views: 6286

Re: Should I convert my 1911?

HTRN wrote:Wilson combat or Mccormick,

+1. I run McCormicks, myself. I got a bunch of them on sale at Brownells several years ago.
by PawPaw
Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Should I convert my 1911?
Replies: 85
Views: 6286

Re: Should I convert my 1911?

This can be translated as the thing barely working to begin with, and any little change can throw it off. :mrgreen: But I guess we know who was the 4th vote for .45ACP. I've known guys who keep fixing something until it's hopelessly broken. I've never had a problem with a 1911, assuming that it sta...
by PawPaw
Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Should I convert my 1911?
Replies: 85
Views: 6286

Re: Should I convert my 1911?

Thou shalt not muckest with the design of John . 3 And as the ages passed men in their ignorance and arrogance didst forget the word of the Lord and began to profane the 1911. The tribe of the gamesman did place recoil spring guides and extended slide releases upon the 1911 and their metal smiths d...
by PawPaw
Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Riot On I-85 In Charlotte Over Night
Replies: 17
Views: 1858

Re: Riot On I-85 In Charlotte Over Night

I may have said this before but I would have more respect for these thugs if the attacked the police HQ instead of a Wallmart. That would require actual courage and conviction, when the guys really just want an excuse to steal stuff and break things. Indeed, but the local police station is very sel...
by PawPaw
Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Hillary suffering from Parkinson's?
Replies: 71
Views: 5290

Re: Hillary suffering from Parkinson's?

Now there is video out (I haven't seen it yet, I'm in a place that doesn't allow YouTube) that purports to show that her eyeballs don't line up correctly. Something is wrong in the tracking/triangulation mechanism.

I'll watch it later, when I get home.
by PawPaw
Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Explosions in NYC and NJ, Stabbing in MN
Replies: 23
Views: 2465

Re: Explosions in NYC and NJ, Stabbing in MN

I understand that the mother of the random Somali dude in St. Cloud is worried about backlash against the Muslim community. Personally, I wouldn't blame the good people of St Cloud if they gathered around a a random mosque in the community, cleared all the Mohametans out, and burned it to the ground...
by PawPaw
Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Showdown in the Bluegrass
Replies: 2
Views: 767

Showdown in the Bluegrass

The Showdown in the Bluegrass, the Kentucky State Championships of Cowboy Fast Draw is in the record books. PawPaw and his gal attended, for four days of fast draw shooting. My gal (Blue Eyed Belle) didn't bring home any trophies this time, but she had a good time, and managed to get her Rangemaster...
by PawPaw
Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Well, that's an odd caliber...
Replies: 12
Views: 1700

Re: Well, that's an odd caliber...

First Shirt wrote:Have you measured the diameter of a .44 caliber bullet?


Indeed. I like my cast bullets for the .44 to mike out about 0.430.
by PawPaw
Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Riding mowers
Replies: 38
Views: 3195

Re: Riding mowers

New Zero turn? Buy a Hustler. Best kept secret in zero turns. Used Commercial? Skag. Not cheap. None of these options are cheap, but they'll run for decades, with little problem. My son, who is an ace mechanic, has been buying used, "broken" commercial zero turns and educated himself on t...
by PawPaw
Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: New Savage Project
Replies: 26
Views: 3029

Re: New Savage Project

+1 on minions. Good on ya', First Shirt. My main minion shares our passion for fast draw and travels with us frequently. Milady and I are traveling to Kentucky next week, for an out-of-town trip, and between schooling and football, he simply can't make the trip with us this time. It will be the firs...
by PawPaw
Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: At the base of Trump's support.
Replies: 17
Views: 2068

Re: At the base of Trump's support.

Oh, and I note for the record that while perusing the various news sites this morning, it appears that the steady drip, drip, drip of the various Hillary scandals is starting to erode support for the dowager of Chappaqua. This CNN host was stunned when she asked a fact-checker to "check this on...
by PawPaw
Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: At the base of Trump's support.
Replies: 17
Views: 2068

Re: At the base of Trump's support.

Edit to add: I was thinking of getting a new Betsy Ross flag to fly from the porch, because I decline to pledge allegiance to the government for which the 50-star flag presently stands (and my Culpeper Minute Men flag scares the neighbors, if it even survived the move). I'm thinking now that the Pi...
by PawPaw
Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Former Police Officer Indicted in Atlanta
Replies: 1
Views: 675

Re: Former Police Officer Indicted in Atlanta

A grand jury on Wednesday charged a white former Atlanta police officer with felony murder and other crimes in the death of an unarmed black man who was driving a car. Well, that opening sentence pushed all the buttons. But, that's the way the system works. He'll be tried in the court of law, and i...
by PawPaw
Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Riding mowers
Replies: 38
Views: 3195

Re: Riding mowers

The brand really doesn't matter. Most of them are made by MTD, a factory that makes a lot of riding mowers and re-brands them. My current one is a Sears/Craftsman, and I believe that it is an MTD. Years ago, MTD stood for Montgomery Tool and Die, but nowadays, I think that it's just a name of a fact...
by PawPaw
Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Overheard at Walmart......
Replies: 7
Views: 1001

Re: Overheard at Walmart......

That's part of our Big Government regulatory burden. Everybody has to be trained on Active Shooter under DHS guidelines. Have you seen the DHS active shooter training that it mandated that armed Border Patrol agents take? :lol: :roll: Yeah, buddy! I took the same course, after some very intense sho...
by PawPaw
Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Overheard at Walmart......
Replies: 7
Views: 1001

Re: Overheard at Walmart......

That's part of our Big Government regulatory burden. Everybody has to be trained on Active Shooter under DHS guidelines. And, yet, Wally-World has guns and ammo in the store. It would seem to be a simple task to appoint two or three employees per shift to have the keys and be able to provide a respo...
by PawPaw
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Rules of the air
Replies: 16
Views: 2030

Re: Rules of the air

Altitude. Airspeed. Ideas. Never run out of all three at the same time. Aerobatics that are exciting at 10,000 feet are terrifying at 1,000. Or, as a military pilot once told me. "If you hear me scream Eject, Eject, Eject, and you say "Huh?" He paused for dramatic effect. "You'l...
by PawPaw
Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Voter fraud
Replies: 10
Views: 1467

Re: Voter fraud

Darrell wrote:Vote fraud is an assault on the very foundation of our republic. It should be a capital offense. :twisted:

Concur. Except that Dems don't seem to believe that vote fraud exists at all. We're told that it never happens.
by PawPaw
Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Think Tank: Guns for women (of all ages)
Replies: 15
Views: 2111

Re: Think Tank: Guns for women (of all ages)

I would no more try to pick a gun for a woman than I would try to pick her underwear. It's that personal a decision. What I would do is expose a new shooter to as many different handguns as possible to try to let her see the tremendous variety that is available. It's not necessary that she shoot the...
by PawPaw
Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Protect and Defend
Topic: Just another traffic stop in Cenla.....
Replies: 15
Views: 2043

Re: Just another traffic stop in Cenla.....

Netpackrat wrote:There was no reason for the asshole to disarm him.
Maybe not, but that's the cop's discretion. I normally don't but that's just me.
by PawPaw
Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: How are our LA friends?
Replies: 41
Views: 4606

Re: How are our LA friends?

IT's getting worse, in the wettest August I can remember. Normally this time of year is a drought, with occasional afternoon thrunder howers. We're still getting rain, though not in the quantities that we got last week, but it's causing problems and backwater areas are strarting to flood. Caskets ar...
by PawPaw
Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Mexican gun store
Replies: 8
Views: 1446

Re: Mexican gun store

Read that article last night. Rather depressing, I kept thinking that the author was trying to propose Mexico's example as policy.
by PawPaw
Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Hack, Slash, and Strike
Topic: Overheard on the net
Replies: 15
Views: 2357

Re: Overheard on the net

"chimp with a haircut". I like that. I've been carrying a pocket knife since I was about 8 years old. My fourth grade teacher not only knew, but counted on the fact that every boy (and most of the girls) carried a pocket knife of some sort. When she had a package in the classroom, she'd as...
by PawPaw
Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: This past weekend in Chicago
Replies: 7
Views: 1362

Re: This past weekend in Chicago

All that is certainly true. The business owners took a hit, but the sister of the deceased has called for riots in the bedroom communitiees,. Yeah, I can see that happening. (/snark) But, the sister did start a new rallying cry. We Need Our Weaves . Yeah, seriously, she went there, after they looted...
by PawPaw
Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: How are our LA friends?
Replies: 41
Views: 4606

Re: How are our LA friends?

I was reading today that 90% of Denham Springs (the bedroom community to Baton Rouge) has water in their houses. Talked to my in-laws in Walker, LA yesterday (just north of Denham) and they're okay. It looks like they're above the high-water mark. No word from my son in Baton Rouge proper, but he li...
by PawPaw
Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: How are our LA friends?
Replies: 41
Views: 4606

Re: How are our LA friends?

Just heard from my son an hour ago. He's a parole officer in Baton Rouge. He and his wife are high and dry, so he's okay. He spent the weekend on a detail moving prisoners from flooded jails, and several of his co-workers took flooding in their homes, lost everything. Flooding is strange. It happens...
by PawPaw
Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: How are our LA friends?
Replies: 41
Views: 4606

Re: How are our LA friends?

Alexandria/Pineville is okay, but we got over 7" last night at my house. Everything is saturated. I just talked to our club president about our normal Saturday shoot, and the range is okay, but the roads in a sloppy mess. We've decided to cancel the shoot today based on the condition of the roa...
by PawPaw
Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: The forgotten branch of government.
Replies: 27
Views: 2536

Re: The forgotten branch of government.

I've always been a big fan of the Bill of RIghts. It's long been my contention that if we had five good originalists on SCOTUS, that the 10th Amendment would hold great sway. The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the St...
by PawPaw
Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: "Second Amendment People"
Replies: 27
Views: 2795

Re: "Second Amendment People"

So, what's the answer? If we're to learn from this debacle, what is the lesson? Should Trump have not been allowed to run as a Republican? He obviously beat all of the "conservative" and "establishment" candidates. The simple truth is that the party didn't run a candidate that ha...
by PawPaw
Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: "Second Amendment People"
Replies: 27
Views: 2795

Re: "Second Amendment People"

Trump is fighting a losing battle. Whatever he does, whatever he says will be misconstrued in the press. They're doing everything that they can to put Hillary over the top. The mainstream media not only dislikes Trump, they loathe him. The media is willing to ignore Hillary's felonies, mis-represent...
by PawPaw
Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: NEW World's Record - CFDA
Replies: 16
Views: 2156

Re: NEW World's Record - CFDA

New video out from the CFDA Nationals championship last month. Jamie Damrel (Plain Jane) is the new CFDA National Champion. This match was shot in the city park of Pagosa, CO. If you watch the videos notice the cars driving behind the range. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZu3T_rAleg I happen to kn...
by PawPaw
Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Gadsden Flag Verboten
Replies: 15
Views: 1622

Re: Gadsden Flag Verboten

I need to get a Navy Jack. I made an order to Gadsden & Culpepper a couple of weeks ago, for some Gadsden Flags. Interestingly, the Gadsden's came with a cool hat pin as a freebie. That pin, I presume, is what drove the EOC batshit. While I was there, I ordered a seven-star 1st National Flag to ...
by PawPaw
Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Ye Olde Rifle Picture Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 17778

Re: Ye Olde Rifle Picture Thread

This old thing is one of my favorites. https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rpImbd33FYM/V59jF8JIAQI/AAAAAAAAHws/6vUaA7vqAMYdrWJU-WJJW_Wc77ZnREcPwCLcB/s1600/Thompson_Center_Renegade_54cal.jpg Thompson/Center Renegade in .54 caliber. For probably 15 years it was the only recreational rifle I carried. Shot deer,...
by PawPaw
Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Bad news for the Saudis and Russians
Replies: 39
Views: 4139

Re: Bad news for the Saudis and Russians

The only downside to cheap oil is that it does put some producers out of pumping the less efficient fields. My sister-in-law was working for one such company in a small field in central Louisiana. When the price got down below the break even, they turned the pumps off and sent everybody home. So, ch...
by PawPaw
Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Action Items for HRC
Replies: 11
Views: 1473

Re: Action Items for HRC

Paranoia is the unreasonable fear that someone is out to get you.

In HIllary's case, I don't think that fear is unreasonable at all. She's out to get us. Hence, no paranoia.
by PawPaw
Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: More LEOs Behaving Badly
Replies: 20
Views: 3060

Re: More LEOs Behaving Badly

Those local gov pensions sure are lucrative. I retired from the State of Louisiana after 20 years, and I get $800/mo. It's easy to live on that, which is why I went to work for another agency. In another three or four years, I can retire again. Oh, and for the record, we don't consider the TSA retar...
by PawPaw
Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Bad news for the Saudis and Russians
Replies: 39
Views: 4139

Re: Bad news for the Saudis and Russians

I read the link. I didn't know that Saudi needed $100 bbl oil to prop up their welfare state and military.

Oil is going for what today? A whole lot less than $100.

The Saudis started this shit-storm, and now they can live with the fallout.
by PawPaw
Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: More ITAR BS
Replies: 22
Views: 2839

Re: More ITAR BS

This is just a hearty "screw you" from Obama to the gun community. And, the level of hype and hyperbole among the internet community is amazing. While I agree that it's an outrage, we shouldn't let our level of outrage approach the RCOB. We've got to keep our heads about us. For example, I...
by PawPaw
Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Protect and Defend
Topic: Rifle vs. Shotgun: Tactics lesson
Replies: 14
Views: 2868

Re: Rifle vs. Shotgun: Tactics lesson

Pffft. You load a shotgun with birdshot and act surprised it doesn't do much. We haven't even't gotten into "cut shells" yet. And yeah, it's a thing, a redneck/cajun thing that I used to use when I was an economically challenged yoot. It turns birdshot into a slug out to about 50 yards, a...
by PawPaw
Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:37 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: New magazine designt for M-16, M-4?
Replies: 8
Views: 2095

Re: New magazine designt for M-16, M-4?

And yet I'm still using magazines that I "borrowed" from the Army during the '80s.
by PawPaw
Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Obama helps me decide my vote
Replies: 11
Views: 1999

Re: Obama helps me decide my vote

A vote for "nobody" or some 3rd, 4th or 5th party candidate is essentially a vote for the Hildabeest.. If you live in a swing state, that's true. I'm pretty sure that Louisiana (for example) will go blood-red for Trump, so if a few individuals wanted to vote their conscience, it probably ...
by PawPaw
Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: David Duke says he plans to run for US Senate....
Replies: 6
Views: 1489

Re: David Duke says he plans to run for US Senate....

Guilt by association is an interesting thing. It appears this morning that one of the official policies of the DNC can be summed up as "No Homo" Debbie Wasserman whatshername booed off the stage this morning. By Florida delegates. The FBI launching yet another investigation into an email s...
by PawPaw
Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Shortening a synthetic stock
Replies: 9
Views: 1428

Re: Shortening a synthetic stock

Watching, bumping.

I've got an Accustock that about an inch too long. I haven't yet summoned the courage to trim it.
by PawPaw
Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: David Duke says he plans to run for US Senate....
Replies: 6
Views: 1489

Re: David Duke says he plans to run for US Senate....

David Duke continues to make himself irrelevant. His high-water mark was in 1991 when he took advantage of Louisiana's jungle primary and garnered 491K votes to make it to the general election. His opponent was well-known Louisiana politico and past governor Edwin Edwards. Edwards was, of course, la...
by PawPaw
Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Baton Rouge M-16A1's
Replies: 5
Views: 1108

Re: Baton Rouge M-16A1's

I trained with the A1, and liked it just fine, but I really like the A2. My personal rifle now is the Bushmaster XM15E2, which approximates the A2 without the burst switch. It's also got the adjustable stock which I really like for teaching new shooters about the rifle. It's got great iron sights an...
by PawPaw
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Change=opportunity: Solar hot water
Replies: 14
Views: 2502

Re: Change=opportunity: Solar hot water

Make sure the pipe is good for potable water. I haven't worked with it, but I hear PEX is the bomb. HDPE is pretty freeze resistant, but you'd want to butt fuse weld it (long story behind that knowledge). PEX is da bomb for lots of things, and I've used it. I even bought some specialty tools for it...
by PawPaw
Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Change=opportunity: Solar hot water
Replies: 14
Views: 2502

Re: Change=opportunity: Solar hot water

Google "black pipe solar water heater". Lots of things to look at. We rented a house in Vegas in 2008 for a vacation. The owner had a black pipe solar water heater, basically just 1" black poly pipe coils on the roof that fed into his in-house hot water heater. We had 30 people in the...
by PawPaw
Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: 20 to 1
Replies: 31
Views: 2659

Re: 20 to 1

New congress enacts laws outlawing all semi-automatic weapons, most pistols, etc. They also make "campaign finance reform" that makes all but a very tightly regulated band of activity to be illegal in kind campaign donations. RICO statutes are used to go after anyone going against global ...
by PawPaw
Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Islam / Police parallel
Replies: 8
Views: 1120

Re: Islam / Police parallel

Am I talking about U.S. cops, or Islam? That's a strawman argument if ever I've seen one. The two are not comparable in any way. I myself, over the course of my career, have been in on the arrest/conviction of five bad cops. I put them all in jail, or helped out them in jiail. My experience isn't u...
by PawPaw
Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: On-going protests in Baton Rouge.
Replies: 22
Views: 2143

Re: On-going protests in Baton Rouge.

Black Americans in general have a legitimate issue about how they are treated by police. However, the black community also needs to understand that based on crime statistics, the cops also have a legitimate concern when they have to interact with black folks regarding "Terry" stops, gener...
by PawPaw
Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Too Many Laws
Replies: 14
Views: 1474

Re: Too Many Laws

God covered it all in 10 commandments.

Personally, I'd like to see every odd-numbered year reserved as a "repeal" year in the various legislatures and Congress. We would certainly get more done.
by PawPaw
Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: 20 to 1
Replies: 31
Views: 2659

Re: 20 to 1

I've been hearing a lot about martial law from the tin-foil hat brigade hereabouts. It's just that, tin foil hat material. Even in martial law, civil officers still exist, and many of them in the latitudes below Washington, and in those longitudes west of the Mississippi would begin active resistanc...
by PawPaw
Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Political Correctness and Mental Illness
Replies: 20
Views: 2391

Re: Political Correctness and Mental Illness

A blogger I follow, Murphy, has recently moved to a deep-blue enclave, and he's running into the same problem. LINKY HERE But this past couple of weeks, they've been collectively losing their minds on the issues, and then they get really, viscerally upset if you do not share in their outrage. Last w...
by PawPaw
Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Ginsburg crosses WAY over the Ethics Line.
Replies: 11
Views: 1125

Re: Ginsburg crosses WAY over the Ethics Line.

She doubled-down yesterday afternoon . "He is a faker," she said of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, going point by point, as if presenting a legal brief. "He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego. ... H...
by PawPaw
Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: A New Rule I Could Get Behind
Replies: 4
Views: 2036

Re: A New Rule I Could Get Behind

About the time my son got serious about finishing college, he was also running a BBQ joint in the small college town where he grew up. Beef, chicken, pork of every variety. In that town there was a small Muslim population, but every once in a while, they'd come to the BBQ house and ask for "bee...
by PawPaw
Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: As many as 10 officers shot in Dallas during "protests"
Replies: 63
Views: 4298

Re: As many as 10 officers shot in Dallas during "protests"

Sonofabitch used an SKS. How interesting is that?

And, he was blown up by the Dallas PD. They sent in a robot with a bomb, which may be the first time a civil LEO organization has done that. Lots of fodder for thought. He used an SKS and was killed by an IED.
by PawPaw
Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: FBI recommends no charges against Clinton
Replies: 64
Views: 4795

Re: FBI recommends no charges against Clinton

In other news, I'm told that the FBI has re-opened several other cases.

It seems that Lee Harvey Oswald was "extremely careless" in shooting across a public road.

And, Timothy McVeigh was "extremely careless" in his handling of fertilizer.
by PawPaw
Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Ammo and Reloading
Topic: .308 Practice Ammo
Replies: 17
Views: 2650

Re: .308 Practice Ammo

Just reloaded another 50 rounds of my standard .308 ammo. It's just so friggin hot out in the shop. Muggy. Terrible.

I normally keep about 200 rounds of my standard calibers, but I have a bunch of components, so cranking out ammo isn't a problem as long as the weather doesn't conspire against me.
by PawPaw
Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: FBI recommends no charges against Clinton
Replies: 64
Views: 4795

Re: FBI recommends no charges against Clinton

Before yesterday morning at 11:00 EDT, I had a lot of respect for James Comey. Now, given the opportunity, I'd spit on his shoes. I haven't posted on the announcement because I'm still working through my feelings, but it seems that he simply chose the path of least political fallout. In the middle o...
by PawPaw
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Celebratory Marksmanship
Replies: 1
Views: 615

Re: Celebratory Marksmanship

Yeah, steel targets are fun, but it's best to go with good AR500 steel. A buddy of mine works in a metal fab shop, and he brought me what he described as "the toughest steel we've ever worked." He didn't know the alloy, but a customer wanted some blind flanges made. They looked for all the...
by PawPaw
Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy birthday USA!
Replies: 9
Views: 1278

Re: Happy birthday USA!

Happy Fourth to everyone. My second son and I went out in the morning coolness to let the rifles stretch their legs. https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zRIsBIiSk04/V3p_BMt0OwI/AAAAAAAAHqc/A-C_Z-6-jAIE8P1Gn4HjtW8qknRrHy7CQCLcB/s320/range%2B03.jpg Not at all a bad way to begin the celebration.
by PawPaw
Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Ammo and Reloading
Topic: .308 Practice Ammo
Replies: 17
Views: 2650

Re: .308 Practice Ammo

Anybody's 150 grain bullet. 43.0 grains of Rl15, anybody's standard LR primer. That's been my go to .308 load for about 10 years. For range "blasting" ammo, I use whatever blem bullet I can find. For hunting ammo, it's either a Speer, Sierra, or Hornady soft point.
by PawPaw
Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Military Mainstreams Transgender
Replies: 22
Views: 1907

Re: Military Mainstreams Transgender

Well, lookee here . (.pdf alert. It seems that in 2015, the Armor School proposed another Armor Crewman PT Test. It consists of five events, 1. AMMUNITION LIFT 2. TRACK BLOCK SHUFFLE 3. TOW CABLE CRAWL 4. ROAD WHEEL ROLL 5. 1 MILE RUN The run looks pretty easy, but it is run in combat boots vs snea...
by PawPaw
Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Military Mainstreams Transgender
Replies: 22
Views: 1907

Re: Military Mainstreams Transgender

Aesop was banned. I saw the post that was the final straw and didn't understand how it was ban worthy. From what others explained, it was not that post per say, as much as it was cumulative. Yogi appears to be MIA. I kind of miss them both, even though they both had a way of pissing me off on occas...
by PawPaw
Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: BIT: Zig Zags for Black powder catridges
Replies: 21
Views: 2778

Re: BIT: Zig Zags for Black powder catridges

I have exactly zero experience with BP revolvers, but it sounds like a good idea. I've seen BP revolver cartridges in museums, etc. Someone in the 19th century thought it was a good idea.

So, Google is your friend. LINKY HERE.
by PawPaw
Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: ATTN: Metal Working Doods
Replies: 8
Views: 1397

Re: ATTN: Metal Working Doods

Aaah! Headache racks. Everybody around here with a welder knows how to make them.

They're real common on work trucks. Just driving around lumber yards you'll get plenty of ideas on construction and design.
by PawPaw
Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Military Mainstreams Transgender
Replies: 22
Views: 1907

Re: Military Mainstreams Transgender

When I was an infantryman, and later a cavalry trooper, or an armor crewman, we had all male outfits. PT Tests are the great equalizer. The first PT test I ever took was the old 5-event test. Fairly easy, but you had to be in pretty good shape to pass it. When I got into Armor, I had to pass the Arm...
by PawPaw
Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Savage WTH
Replies: 10
Views: 1174

Re: Savage WTH

I remember when the Bell System went from the old Black and White ornate bell as a logo, to the new, blue, stylized bell as a logo, my Dad (who was an old Bell System hand) told me that it was because the Bell System had never trademarked the Bell legally. Some guy realized that it wasn't registered...
by PawPaw
Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Special Snowflakes Meet The Corporate World, Get Fired
Replies: 32
Views: 3104

Re: Special Snowflakes Meet The Corporate World, Get Fired

1) My first real job had a fairly strict dress code. We called it The Army. 2) When I'd complain about something being not fair, my Dad would say, "The fair comes once a year." 3) Interns, as I understand them, are unpaid positions so that people can get valuable work experience. She got v...

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