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Re: What did you do this weekend?
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2017, 12:34:08 am »
Congratulations!!!!!!
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #26 on: June 03, 2017, 08:54:08 am »
    Congratulations!!!!!!

    Yeah, what he said!  Glad to hear that momma and baby are doing well!
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #27 on: June 03, 2017, 09:18:21 pm »

    4 hours to get there.  4 hours spent there.  4 hours to get back home... but a great ride. 
    Also - not me or my video... obviously.  But the Dragon is an awesome ride.

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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #28 on: June 04, 2017, 12:09:23 pm »
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #29 on: June 25, 2017, 02:35:18 pm »
    This weekend was a little bit of a comedy of errors for me. See, there was a classic car show being held at the PA Trolley Museum, which is maybe 40 minutes south-ish of me. I thought it was yesterday, so I went down to check it out. Only I got my dates wrong: yesterday was the Parade of Trolleys.













    The classic car show was today. There had to be at least 100 cars there. Some highlights:













    My personal favorite: a 1967 Pointiac GTO.








    Okay, moving on...




    There's an honest-to-God chandelier inside that car















    That Beetle isn't a tribute car: the owner had the original vehicle registration and other documents proving that the car was sold to the Walt Disney Company in 1968 and was used as a stunt car in The Love Bug and Herbie Rides Again.











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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #30 on: June 26, 2017, 07:57:38 am »
    I finally got out to pattern my one shotgun.  Results were less than ideal.

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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #31 on: June 26, 2017, 08:50:06 am »
    I worked off duty at our Level One trauma hospital's ER. Lots of joking with nurses and security.  :thumbup1
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #32 on: June 26, 2017, 08:58:16 am »
    I worked off duty at our Level One trauma hospital's ER. Lots of joking with nurses and security.  :thumbup1

     :thumbup1

    What does off duty work entail in a hospital?
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #33 on: June 26, 2017, 10:26:08 pm »
    I finally got out to pattern my one shotgun.  Results were less than ideal.

    Okay, why?  Patterns too big, or too small?  I've had some success tightening up patterns with some patience and some emery cloth.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #34 on: June 27, 2017, 12:51:04 am »
    Just finished a reroof out of town heading home in the morning. Hopefully the weather will be nice so I can shoot the new pistol. It doesn't take much rain to put my range underwater. After 5 days on a 12/12 pitch roof I don't want to shoot in the rain.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #35 on: June 27, 2017, 01:09:44 am »
    I finally got out to pattern my one shotgun.  Results were less than ideal.
    Is it not shooting where it looks?    :hmm
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #36 on: June 27, 2017, 03:34:22 am »
    :thumbup1

    What does off duty work entail in a hospital?

    You're basically an armed guard for the ER. Security takes care of most of the issues. We're there as a deterrent and a first line defense against an active shooter. Plus we can get the cavalry coming with the radio.

    That being said you sit and walk around a lot being visible. As off duty jobs go it's a good gig!
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #37 on: June 27, 2017, 05:07:02 am »
    You're basically an armed guard for the ER. Security takes care of most of the issues. We're there as a deterrent and a first line defense against an active shooter. Plus we can get the cavalry coming with the radio.

    That being said you sit and walk around a lot being visible. As off duty jobs go it's a good gig!
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    « Reply #38 on: June 27, 2017, 10:04:46 am »
    You're basically an armed guard for the ER. Security takes care of most of the issues. We're there as a deterrent and a first line defense against an active shooter. Plus we can get the cavalry coming with the radio.

    That being said you sit and walk around a lot being visible. As off duty jobs go it's a good gig!

    Wish we had guys like you in our emergency department. I love working in the ED, but sometimes patients can get a little assaulty  :-\. As it stands, I believe we only have two cops who watch over our whole ED. It's a pretty big facility, so...
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #39 on: June 27, 2017, 01:52:20 pm »
    You're basically an armed guard for the ER. Security takes care of most of the issues. We're there as a deterrent and a first line defense against an active shooter. Plus we can get the cavalry coming with the radio.

    That being said you sit and walk around a lot being visible. As off duty jobs go it's a good gig!

    My favorite off duty gig here too.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #40 on: June 27, 2017, 01:56:51 pm »
    Buried my niece on Saturday. 23 years old, 120 IQ. She could have been anything, doctor, lawyer, astronaut, scientist.

    Julie and I changed her diapers, bounced her on our knees, spoon fed her as a baby. Heroin overdose. It was spiked with Fentanyl we think. She told my wife a couple of months ago she wanted to die because she was so very tired and that was the only thing that would beat her addiction. She was mad at her brother for giving her a dose of Narcan last month and bringing her back then. She finally got her wish. A very sobering time.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #41 on: June 27, 2017, 02:26:34 pm »
    All of my problems together seem so small next to that. :(

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    « Reply #42 on: June 27, 2017, 02:43:33 pm »
    Okay, why?  Patterns too big, or too small?  I've had some success tightening up patterns with some patience and some emery cloth.
    Is it not shooting where it looks?    :hmm
    It is a Cylinder bore 18" Remington 870.  I bought it used, changed out the springs, and just got around to the patterning.  It appears that the muzzle is not perfectly cylindrical, and there is a flat spot at 10:00 if looking at it.  It might not affect regular shot as much (or it might) but Federal Flite Control prints an ever stretching group, extending toward the 2:00 target position. (Looking at my pattern board, I would only want to take a COM shot at 15yds or less.)  I am thinking that the flat spot is causing just enough drag on the FC wad, that it pulls it in that direction just enough to throw the pattern.  Unfortunately, the barrel is dead nuts 18", no no chance of shortening it - I just need to get a new barrel.

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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #43 on: June 27, 2017, 03:35:05 pm »
    Buried my niece on Saturday. 23 years old, 120 IQ. She could have been anything, doctor, lawyer, astronaut, scientist.

    Julie and I changed her diapers, bounced her on our knees, spoon fed her as a baby. Heroin overdose. It was spiked with Fentanyl we think. She told my wife a couple of months ago she wanted to die because she was so very tired and that was the only thing that would beat her addiction. She was mad at her brother for giving her a dose of Narcan last month and bringing her back then. She finally got her wish. A very sobering time.

    I'm sorry for your loss, sarge  :(.

    I've seen several kids that age, with that potential, and who turn to similar drugs.

    I don't understand why they do it. If they do it to themselves or if something draws them to it... Or whatever the reason is... I just don't know...
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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    « Reply #44 on: June 27, 2017, 03:46:21 pm »
    I'm sorry for your loss, sarge  :(.

    I've seen several kids that age, with that potential, and who turn to similar drugs.

    I don't understand why they do it. If they do it to themselves or if something draws them to it... Or whatever the reason is... I just don't know...

    thanks. Im angry, not sad. But itll callous over and we will move on
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    « Reply #45 on: June 27, 2017, 04:25:54 pm »
    thanks. Im angry, not sad. But itll callous over and we will move on

    Different people express grief differently, you have every right to be angry.

    I personally seem to oscillate between the two, given enough time.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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    « Reply #46 on: June 27, 2017, 05:54:00 pm »
    Coffee.
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     :coffee nope it isn't forgotten.
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    « Reply #47 on: June 27, 2017, 05:55:49 pm »
    Wish we had guys like you in our emergency department. I love working in the ED, but sometimes patients can get a little assaulty  :-\. As it stands, I believe we only have two cops who watch over our whole ED. It's a pretty big facility, so...

    They have 4-5 security guys per shift. It's a pretty big facility. They want the Officer staying in the ED for the most part. Security calls you to a floor or outside occasionally.
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    « Reply #48 on: June 27, 2017, 05:56:18 pm »
    Buried my niece on Saturday. 23 years old, 120 IQ. She could have been anything, doctor, lawyer, astronaut, scientist.

    Julie and I changed her diapers, bounced her on our knees, spoon fed her as a baby. Heroin overdose. It was spiked with Fentanyl we think. She told my wife a couple of months ago she wanted to die because she was so very tired and that was the only thing that would beat her addiction. She was mad at her brother for giving her a dose of Narcan last month and bringing her back then. She finally got her wish. A very sobering time.

    My condolences Sarge
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #49 on: June 28, 2017, 08:30:21 am »
    Sorry to hear about your niece, Sarge.   It's a shame when people go out like that.

    I spent the weekend in Alberta.  Had to go visit our plant in High River to monitor things while we installed some new software. 
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