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Re: What did you do this weekend?
« Reply #550 on: November 09, 2018, 07:21:20 pm »
I'm sure.  I have too much experience with "farm cats" to have any illusions about the feline race.   :coffee
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #551 on: November 12, 2018, 09:22:34 am »
    The ground went from frozen to muddy pretty quick, but I got to try out my steel dueling tree for the first time. Those 6" gongs are a lot harder to hit than my 12" plates...

    I gotta say, as much as I love 1911's the RMR'ed Glock was like cheating.
    I'm not saying you should use an M1A for home defense, but I'm also not saying you shouldn't.

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    « Reply #552 on: November 12, 2018, 03:06:42 pm »
    Cleaned out the back gutter now that most of the maple and cherry leaves that overhang it have fallen. 

    Yeah, 6" are way smaller than 12".  And they're even harder to hit when someone is on the other side trying to send them back your way. 
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    « Reply #553 on: November 12, 2018, 03:27:32 pm »
    Cleaned out the back gutter now that most of the maple and cherry leaves that overhang it have fallen. 

    Yeah, 6" are way smaller than 12".  And they're even harder to hit when someone is on the other side trying to send them back your way. 

    That it is. Lots of fun though. I also set one of my 12" plates at appx 100 yards (prob closer to 90) for rifles and managed to ding it a few times with the Glock, which was probably more luck than skill.
    I'm not saying you should use an M1A for home defense, but I'm also not saying you shouldn't.

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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #554 on: November 12, 2018, 03:28:50 pm »
    My neighbor at work this week. Also saw a pod of Orca’s on the way to the job this morning.
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    « Reply #555 on: November 12, 2018, 07:57:08 pm »
    Nice.   :thumbup1
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    « Reply #556 on: November 12, 2018, 11:01:18 pm »
    That it is. Lots of fun though. I also set one of my 12" plates at appx 100 yards (prob closer to 90) for rifles and managed to ding it a few times with the Glock, which was probably more luck than skill.

    It's amazing how "lucky" a person gets when they practice enough to get some skill.  At our bowling pin shoots (tables at 10-15 yards) I usually put 6" and 8" steel plates out at 40 yards for shooters who have bullets left after clearing the table (they only get 6 shots to clear 4 pins), and the last two matches I put out two hanging bowling pins at 55 yards.  With my Ruger Mark II with a red-dot, I can usually hit the steel at will Bullseye style, with either hand, if I go slow enough.  When I first put the pins out, one of our guys went two for two open sights with a .44 Special.  And that might have been double-action as well.  He's that good.  When I first got my LCR, I got to where I could hit a 12"x15" steel plate at 55 yards about half the time, and I wasn't missing by much the rest of them. 
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    « Reply #557 on: November 14, 2018, 10:10:32 am »
    Well, since you started the braggin' :cool...I may not do it on demand but I can hit a 12" plate at 50 yds more often than I miss. Speed is good, accuracy is good...by shooting far more than a normal person but not nearly as much as the pros, I've become acceptable at both but not particularly proficient in either.  :o

    At our "church shoots" it's safe to say I'm the best pistol shooter there. No bragging, just an observable fact. And these guys are probably pretty good representatives of the "average gun owner". You put me in a match with guys who live for this kind of stuff and I'd be surprised to be in the top half.

    So, better than average but not great. Which is also in my Tinder profile.
    I'm not saying you should use an M1A for home defense, but I'm also not saying you shouldn't.

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    « Reply #558 on: November 14, 2018, 12:52:39 pm »
    So, better than average but not great. Which is also in my Tinder profile.

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    I don't swipe right unless they're pro shooter status. Someone of my calibre deserves a Jerry Miculek  :neener .
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    « Reply #559 on: November 14, 2018, 03:54:48 pm »
    Well, since you started the braggin' :cool...I may not do it on demand but I can hit a 12" plate at 50 yds more often than I miss. Speed is good, accuracy is good...by shooting far more than a normal person but not nearly as much as the pros, I've become acceptable at both but not particularly proficient in either.  :o

    At our "church shoots" it's safe to say I'm the best pistol shooter there. No bragging, just an observable fact. And these guys are probably pretty good representatives of the "average gun owner". You put me in a match with guys who live for this kind of stuff and I'd be surprised to be in the top half.

    So, better than average but not great. Which is also in my Tinder profile.

    In the words of Will Sonnett, "No brag, just fact."  :neener

    Seriously though, I wasn't really bragging (much).  Just illustrating what practice and familiarity with the tools can do.  And yeah, put me in a group with guys who really know what they're doing, and I'm lucky to not finish last.  When last I competed in IDPA just at our local level, I almost always came in in the bottom third.  I don't practice that kind of shooting as much as they do, and I'm lousy when a clock is running.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #560 on: November 14, 2018, 04:14:39 pm »
    When last I competed in IDPA just at our local level, I almost always came in in the bottom third.  I don't practice that kind of shooting as much as they do, and I'm lousy when a clock is running.
    Same here. I'd place roughly in the middle, higher or lower depending on who showed up. I could beat the new guys but not the match junkies. I just didn't (and don't) put the reps in to level up.
    I'm not saying you should use an M1A for home defense, but I'm also not saying you shouldn't.

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    « Reply #561 on: November 14, 2018, 08:00:41 pm »
    Same here. I'd place roughly in the middle, higher or lower depending on who showed up. I could beat the new guys but not the match junkies. I just didn't (and don't) put the reps in to level up.

    The range that puts on the local IDPA matches also puts on a monthly steel shoot.  Some of the stages for those (and possibly some of the IDPA stages), require using "weak" hand only.  I'd frequently beat some of the better shooters on those stages, because they never practice with their off hand, and I'm kinda/sorta/mostly ambidextrous.  Even my eyes are.  I'm technically right-eye dominant (using the "hands out making a triangle, now bring the hands back while focusing on the whatsit" method).  I grew up shooting rifles left-handed (because that just feels correct), but had to close my right eye to use the scope.  In the last eight or nine years I've been forcing myself to shoot rifles right handed, and will usually leave my left eye open.  Handgun shooting, Bullseye style, I can keep both eyes open shooting with either hand.  The appropriate eye takes over.  Shooting two handed?  Even though I'm technically right-eye dominant, it's marginally so.  I still have close my left eye down some, otherwise my eyes fight over which eye gets to send the signal to the brain. 
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #562 on: November 14, 2018, 08:55:48 pm »
    I know it’s not really weekend stuff, but here is a pic of where I will be this weekend   


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    « Reply #563 on: November 14, 2018, 10:33:33 pm »
    I know it’s not really weekend stuff, but here is a pic of where I will be this weekend   


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    Beautiful  :thumbup1 . Looks like a screenshot from the long dark .
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    « Reply #564 on: November 14, 2018, 11:55:42 pm »
    Beautiful  :thumbup1 . Looks like a screenshot from the long dark .

    It is kind of picture post card around here. But I am working in the good view.  :cool
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #565 on: November 15, 2018, 06:28:21 pm »
    Spent the last few days stripping linoleum flooring out of a friends new to him 40 year old double wide, replaced a 5 foot section of exterior wall which had rotted due to rain leaking in, tore out a non-structural interior wall, and am about to frame in a new room. 
    Waiting on the home itself to be re-leveled (piers are cockeyed) and then I'm going to pour a self leveling floor and cover it with laminate flooring when it sets up.

    After that I'll be going a new gray water drainage system to take a bit of strain off the old septic system.
    Then patch the roof.

    After that it's time to rent a mini-skid steer with a forestry cutter and push the woods back towards the creeks and the property line.   Other fun stuff after that. :clap

    I really missed these types of DIY activities while I was out of the country.



    Oh....forgot to mention. I'll be putting in a backstop so there will be an on site range. On the small end of things, but nice to walk out the door and go plinking in the backyard.

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    « Reply #566 on: November 15, 2018, 06:34:10 pm »
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    « Reply #567 on: November 16, 2018, 12:03:10 pm »
    Kitten progress: the darker of the two (they're both orange tabbies, the male is the darker orange of the two, the female is more cream colored) is now a certified purr bug.  After he trusts you enough, you can pick on him and pet him until your fingers fall off, with a room filling purr coming from a 1 lb (if that!) kitty.

    The female is a little slower coming around, but I think she too will be pettable and adoptable (if I adopt them out, they'll be staying together - they're definitely bonded siblings).

    Still looking for names... I'm leaning towards Apollo & Artemis... Jack & Diane (Mellencamp), Luke & Leia, Pepper & Ginger (spices), Jack & Violet (The Incredibles) have also been mentioned.  Any other suggestions?

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    « Reply #568 on: November 16, 2018, 12:14:38 pm »
    Lucy & Ricky (I Love Lucy)
    Babs & Buster (Tiny Toons Adventures)

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    « Reply #569 on: November 16, 2018, 12:44:37 pm »
    Persey and Andy ( short for Perseus and Andromeda ),  Frick and Frack,  Beavis and Butthead,  Dexter and Sinister (Sinisister?),  Tony and Cleo

    (short for Marc Antony and Cleopatra ),  Bonnie and Clyde, Bill and Hillary, Fred and Ginger ( Astaire and Rogers ), Spencer and Katherine ( Tracy

    and Hepburn ),  Peas and Carrots, etc., etc. - there's a lot more but are any of these workable?
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    « Reply #570 on: November 16, 2018, 02:00:36 pm »
    Bonnie & Clyde has been suggested... definitely workable.  It'll depend on how mischievous she is after she comes out of her shell.

    I'll skip Bill & Hillary, thanks...

    Fred & Ginger could work, but a friend of ours already has an orange tabby called Ginger. Wouldn't do to copycat... but he could definitely be a Fred. Fred & Wilma, maybe, after the Flintstones?  Barney & Bettie?

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    « Reply #571 on: November 16, 2018, 02:07:19 pm »
    Conway and Loretta

    Kylo and Rey

    Bruce and Selina (that'd work better if they were black. Or really, really dark grey  ;)).



    I'm not saying you should use an M1A for home defense, but I'm also not saying you shouldn't.

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    « Reply #572 on: December 29, 2018, 06:28:48 pm »
    Finally finished my costume(s) for the 501st and submitted my pictures for legion approval. Fingers crossed...
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    « Reply #573 on: December 29, 2018, 08:16:24 pm »
    Finally finished my costume(s) for the 501st and submitted my pictures for legion approval. Fingers crossed...
    What type?  Pics?
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    « Reply #574 on: December 29, 2018, 08:42:00 pm »
    What type?  Pics?

    TIE Reserve Pilot and Bridge Crewman. They're basically identical except for the fact that the Pilot wears gloves and can carry a blaster (I don't have a blaster yet; borrowed one from the couple who helped me w/ the costume & pics).


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