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Merry Christmas ! !  (ahead of time)  :thumbsup1: :thumbsup1: :thumbsup1:
since the library where I use the computer will
be closed for several days, I thought I'd throw this out there a few days ahead.
everyone have a safe and wonderful Christmas, hopefully with some family
and loved ones.

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Cars, Trucks, Bikes, Atvs / Re: Old Honda Mower
« on: December 15, 2019, 03:35:58 PM »
be sure you get all the attaching parts back in their
original spots. last used mower i bought, the previous
owner had dropped the deck and unhooked everything
and it wouldn't raise and lower evenly.
since it needed to be all the way up for my use, i finally
just wired the blankety-blanker all the way up with some
haywire and used it like that instead of trying to fix
that guy's mess.  :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:

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i should have also added that the women's costume jewelry and
scented candles and potpourri b.s. stuff have also displaced quite
a bit of space at modern gun shows.
they used to make all those who sold such foo-foo get back in the
far corner away from the guns and knives and such. if it wasn't
guns or knives you had to be out away from the real "meat".
these days, it's much like all the "sporting goods" store are going to,
and you have to wade through 6 tables of b.s. to look at 4 used shotguns

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just me- the day of the decent find-a-great-deal-and-have-a-good-time
gunshows are over. i was going to guns shows back when i got old enough
to legally purchase guns, and it used to be a blast. lots of great deals to be had,
plenty of new and used, lots of parts of every description, food items and
samples of food items, and lots of cigars and such that you could light up
and smoke right there on the spot
and walk around and look while doing so.
nowdays it's lots of AR gadgets, lots of glock gadgets, and several tables
of guys who'll install your newly purchased AR or glock gadget for a fee.
there at the last of my run of gun shows, there were times where i might get
a table myself (they were affordable) and sell some of my excess goods.
it got to be too much hassle with these guys who would walk around in a
group while sucking on the earpiece of their glasses that should have been
on their face, and they'd stop and make a critique to the peanut gallery " I just
saw one of these online for $3.00. . " while handling your rare smith and wesson
whatever. these same guys would wander around and do this all over the show
to individuals and dealers alike, thus muddying the waters and ruining any chance
for deal on something that might have caught your eye. (i've had much the
same problem with tirekickers from vehicles and such i've posted online in
the past that i rarely sell anything online anymore)
there used to be lots of great deals on all manners of cutlery too, but the
last time i was at a show it was dominated by "collectors" and very expensive
collector pieces and safe queens, none of the "your choice $5.00" or "your
choice $10.00" boxes to be seen.
i can also remember a time where i might walk the line of folks waiting to
be admitted before the show opened the doors, and maybe buy a gun or
3 right there before anyone ever got inside the building.

sadly, those days are long gone and it's more or less the gawker and
lookee-loo show instead of the gun show these days.

if i were seriously looking for a good used firearm these days, i'd
be hitting the pawn shops one after the other, or put several WTB ads
online in different places.
one thing that hasn't changed- cash talks and b.s. walks, so have the
full amount of whatever you're ready to spend right there in your fist.

good luck

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Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Re: Santa Claus is coming!
« on: December 13, 2019, 04:18:56 PM »
Maybe I will get a stocking full of coal this Christmas! :wave1:

they showed some home video of a kid on the TV the other day
getting a piece of coal.
he then went ballistic and started tearing up the house and knocked
over the Christmas tree and other stuff.

needed his a$$ busted with a leather belt IMO



my folks don't do a "traditional" Christmas any more since it
got so far away from what Christmas is all about.
it's pretty much Thanksgiving II the way we do it now.

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Outdoors / Re: ..goofy friggin' weather..
« on: December 11, 2019, 02:26:58 PM »
i'm still dealing with the sinus mess myself, but it seems
to be slacking off. getting tired of filling up hankies and
spit cans myself. it's not so bad outdoors where you can
spit anywhere anytime  :th_KO:

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i've made a few myself.
unless you have lots of expensive machines to cut down on manhours
it's a pain trying to make a living from it.
lots of competition too.
the stainless materials will be a pain to treat unless you farm
it out in bulk to a pro.

i've bought stuff from jantz supply and texas knifemakers supply.
they're reliable if they're still in business. quite a few
different folks carry pre fab blades. i've done some with what
they called semi-finished blades, basic shape and heat treat done,
just needs final shaping and polishing

just me, i'd go with the previous ^ ^ ^ ^ post and do a few
kits before you decide to jump in the deep water.

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Outdoors / Re: ..goofy friggin' weather..
« on: December 10, 2019, 02:04:48 PM »
it's december
it's normally cold


what i still don't get is the heavy coat-with-shorts-and-flip flops crowd. :scream3:
if it's some kind of trendy fashion statement it's a stupid one.
why not just tie a framing hammer to your dingus and walk around like that ?
or jam a clarinet up your rear ?

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Cars, Trucks, Bikes, Atvs / Re: Tire sensor
« on: December 10, 2019, 01:59:38 PM »
i check all tires if i'm expected to drive more than a dozen miles or so.
check all underhood fluids every week.
check diff a couple of times a month and each time before leaving town.
less than a couple of minutes of time to do so except for checking the diff,
and it takes longer to go find a ratchet and extension than it does to crawl
up underneath and remove the plug.

cheap insurance

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Politics, Gripes, Complaints / Re: The joys of building a snowman
« on: November 26, 2019, 02:09:48 PM »

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Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Re: Happy Thanksgiving week
« on: November 26, 2019, 02:08:22 PM »
happy and safe Thanksgiving to everyone   :thumbsup1: :thumbsup1:

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General Gun Discussion / Re: Poll: "*Arsenal*" or pathetic?
« on: November 26, 2019, 02:07:16 PM »
i don't have a 60, but i've shot several and they were
tack drivers. probably the junk ammo they foisted off
on everyone while the .22 ammo hoarding was going on.
my BIL had some that wouldn't even pop off

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General Gun Discussion / Re: Poll: "*Arsenal*" or pathetic?
« on: November 26, 2019, 02:05:09 PM »
Yes I think that is a pathetic collection not an Arsenal.
wish I had those SKS mags tho as I would redo mine so those fit.

unless something's changed, those magazine were less than $20.00,
about $10.00-$12.00 if i remember right.
you "modify" your SKS by removing the stock 10 round flip out
doo dad and rocking the new one in place.
i put my 10 round back on cuz the 30 stuck out too far when i didn't
need it to

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General Gun Discussion / Re: ..stuck inside - weather..
« on: October 31, 2019, 03:01:01 PM »
RG14
paid about 15-20 dollars for it from a dude selling his ex-cop/deputy father's
briefcase of (throwdowns i suspect) pistolas.
i wish i'd bought the whole works, probably could had the whole thing for a c-note.

funny, but i've never had any kind of misfire or hiccup from any
"saturday night special" i've ever owned, even the ravens or jennings
that everyone hates.

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Optics, Lights, Lasers, Holsters & Accessories / Re: Micro red dots
« on: October 29, 2019, 01:45:08 PM »
just me- the 3 red dot sights i had weren't satisfactory at all.
if they ever make one that self-adjusts the intensity of the
dot i might try it, but i doubt it.
any of my firearms have to be ready to use immediately when
they're brought to hand without any kind of adjustment to anything
other than clicking off a safety, or maybe pulling a hammer back

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General Gun Discussion / Re: ..stuck inside - weather..
« on: October 29, 2019, 01:40:41 PM »
i seldom clean my firearms as thoroughly as i used to.
most all get wiped off if they've been toted out and
about, and the bore cleaned pretty good if they've
been fired extensively.
a few weeks ago i fired my john hinkley special about
50 + - times at the outpost since i couldn't remember
the last time (if ever) i'd fired it. of course, it ran through
all the rounds without a hiccup, most being Klinton-era
ammo.
probably take my jennings out next time

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funny  (funny strange-not funny comical) now that home boy is in
jail charged with capital murder that all these folks that dint see
nudden declare that home boy is innocent and didn't do anything,
but they still can't say who did.
no kind of description at all. strange in this day of most all of the masses
toting around and using a cell phone every waking hour that nobody
has a "video" of the whole thing.
if i had it, i'd bet a c-note that the whole mess is online on somebody's
yoo-floob or farce book account.

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from what i saw on the "news", out of the estimated 750 or so
party goers, none will cooperate with law enforcement and make
any kind of useful statement.
FWIW there was a rally/vigil here about 1- 1 1/2 miles away from
here yesterday for one of the Greenville victims, and it got shot up too.
nobody would try to identify the perpetrators from that mess either.

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Gun News & Laws / Re: I am sooo glad I don't live in California!
« on: October 19, 2019, 01:36:36 PM »

California always was it's own worst enemy

actually, IMHO, that's not the case - starting in the '60s 'twas the carpetbaggers and feather merchants who brought their screwed up, liberal ideology from other States across the Country and turned a wonderful State into the festering hellhole it is today

Pretty much ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^  like Texas is fast becoming ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

when i hear someone from some other place talking about "back home. ."
and the way things were "done back there. ." and then they start in on
". .these tech-suns. ."   well I just want to scream and puke until I can't
do either one anymore.  :bangheadonwall:  :bangheadonwall:

I never could figure why the bleepin' eff someone would move to a place
they couldn't stand, then stay there and bitch and moan about it the whole
blanking time. someone would have to be lower than the lowest fool to leave
such a veritable paradise.  :thinker:     :th_nuts:

i don't reckon i have that many years anymore, but i do worry about
the young folks coming up now that won't get to experience the way
things used to be before the influx of all these outside folks and the
way they try to re-mold this state into the place they came from (the "paradise"   :th_thicon_funny:)

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General Gun Discussion / Re: What would you do?
« on: October 08, 2019, 02:12:22 PM »
. . . .  buy another one out in the middle of nowhere far away from other people, so that we can avoid dealing with this s*** in the first place

even then, you still have to do your research. there are a lot of places that were
decent and relatively crime free when i was a kid that are nests of criminal activity
these days.
one place i looked at before buying was interesting, but it turned out the guy had
been dealing out of his house at the place, and may have even had a small lab there.
i could just imagine waking up in the wee hours and having some tweaker pointing
a shotgun at my nose and asking me " whurs jim bob at ? he owes me for a quarter pound. . ."
or some b.s. like that. i was also wary of using the well since i didn't know what may
be down there, or what might be hidden or buried on and around the place.

i have found that you need to buy enough land for a sort of buffer zone around you
if you want to have any kind of peace and tranquility. and be fairly far away from any
sort of town, even if it's just a 1 dollar store and 1 gas station/convenience store and
a walmart kind of town. it'll surprise a lot of people how many "isolated" places are
full of methheads that are supposedly fine upstanding citizens

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