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Cars, Trucks, Bikes, Atvs / Re: Lights.....
« on: July 28, 2020, 10:13:14 PM »
I was stopping by the local store up
until the last part of last year for
whatever small electronic thing I
might need. Losing Radio Shack
really kicked me in the teeth.
Plus,  usually when I need a tiny
little resistor or capacitor or something
like that, I need to be able to go
pick it up right then and not wait
until a delivery driver feels up to
bringing me whatever I ordered.
Not counting maybe having to buy
a quantity I don't need and paying
a bunch of freight.
Oh well.   .  .  what can you do?

Cars, Trucks, Bikes, Atvs / Re: Lights.....
« on: July 28, 2020, 08:39:28 PM »
Fry's electric store used to
have every manner of LED
lamp and every size at one
time or another, but I'm not
even sure they're still in
business anymore.
The last time I was there, they
were all but bare of merchandise,
and I believe there was 1 person
watching the door, and 1 person
checking. I don't recall seeing
anyone else working in the store

Introduce Yourself / Re: Hello from new member T1zymrgst
« on: July 28, 2020, 08:30:31 PM »

General Gun Discussion / Re: Does anyone know this jerk?
« on: July 28, 2020, 08:29:22 PM »
There's hardly a gun/hunting/outdoor related
forum that you can go to that doesn't have
several horror stories of that swindler.
I've yet to understand how people like that
get by with everything they do, yet they're
able to run loose,  and nobody settles his hash

IF what I'm hearing is true, about the Rangers and the Astros supporting the BLM is true, then MLB is dead to me from here on out.

This disturbs me greatly. I was hoping MLB would be free of this nonsense.  :frown:
There's news footage of both teams wearing
blm shirts, along with myriad other players and
teams of all of the organized professional games.
I don't have a way to post any of it, but it's
easily enough found.
I'll not support any of them myself

JMHO- anyone receiving gubmint
assistance should be subject to
random testing for narcotics, alcohol,
or tobacco.
Nobody should be buying those
things with taxpayer dollars

Rifles & Shotguns / Re: My yugo SKS
« on: July 25, 2020, 06:51:13 PM »
.  .  .I also have the extended 15 rd mag but have not swapped it in.

JMHO- I have some 30's but to me the regular stock
10 rounder is more practical, and I put mine back.
Mine is similar to the photo, but has a red fiberglass
stock and I put a muzzle device on it and the bayonet
had to come off to make it work. I haven't missed it


However prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

That's what we should always do every day

  I feel bad that folks have been relegated to this type of living. 

Not trying to make anyone feel bad or whatever,
but in this area there are many that choose to
be on the street free of any responsibility or
One of the local news programs followed a
" homeless " man for a day for a story about
panhandlers when it was pretty controversial
here. IIRC he made about $100.00 that day
begging on corners, and went straight to a
dope dealer and bought a supply of drugs.

Many here don't want to stay at a shelter or
such because they won't allow anyone that
is drunk or high. A former co-worker used
to work at his church's homeless kitchen
and there were many that wouldn't partake
of a meal because there was no smoking
or drug or alcohol use allowed in the area
or on the buses that picked up and dropped
off the " homeless " people.

Some people are just that way. They make
it hard for the people that genuinely want
and need help to get it

Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Turn it off ! !
« on: July 24, 2020, 05:49:48 PM »
I just saw on the news where the
Texas Rangers team was wearing
blm t-shirts at their big expensive
I hope everyone reading is not
watching these games, and is not
patronizing or supporting these
teams in any way.
Gather up your team apparel and
have a big nice bonfire with it all.

Outdoors / Re: Grass cut.
« on: July 21, 2020, 02:21:46 PM »
Another problem I have is gophers. The gophers themselves are not the biggest problem, but the dogs digging trying to get the gophers! My father has some really good gopher poison, but I'm hesitant in using it because of the dogs. If they happened to eat it, it would kill them just as fast as it would a gopher.

Any ideas for the gophers?

If you don't want to use the cyanide
peanuts,  get you a few #610 Victor
gopher traps and set out.  You'll want
to put a short length of cable or chain
on them and stake each one out to
keep bigger varmints from carrying off
gopher, trap and all.  Atwood's used to
carry them. The Corsicana store would
probably be the closest.  If not, most
mail order trapping supply places have
Of course, the best thing of all to use
is your neighborhood redtail hawks.

Rifles & Shotguns / Re: Does anyone remember this rifle?
« on: July 17, 2020, 04:29:51 PM »
The name came to me about 4:30 AM
this morning.
It's Holloway.  One of the reasons I've
been in the habit of keeping notepads
and pens by my bed within arm's reach.

Several different kinds of write ups online.
Things I remember mentioned and some I
never heard of.
His company was Holloway Arms Company,
and the firearm in question was the HAC-7
According to the articles,  they only made
a little over 300 or so. I didn't see a mention
of his guard service,  and I saw where one had
a sentence insinuating he might have been
involved in Iran-Contra.  Don't remember that
part at all

Rifles & Shotguns / Does anyone remember this rifle?
« on: July 16, 2020, 09:40:01 PM »
Maybe 30 or 40 years ago, a commander or some
officer in the Texas State Guard (in Ft Worth IIRC)
designed and built rifles loosely based on the FN FAL
and supplied them to his unit and sold them to to
the public.  If I remember rightly,  they were offered
in .243 and. 308
The whole deal kinda went south because of the
political climate of the time.  The gubmint officials
didn't want guard members "brandishing " those
evil nasty guns and thought a billy club should be
sufficient for the guardsmen.  I  think the man
got the boot from the guard and lost his gun business.

I had just thought about that situation and couldn't
think of the man's name or the name of his guns.

Anyone know what I'm referring to  ?

Put on probably the best show I've
ever been to.  If I'm remembering right,
he played every instrument on stage
at least once, and did it well.
It's a crying shame to lose a great man
like this at a time when we need so many
more just like him

Politics, Gripes, Complaints / Re: ..I am pissed !..
« on: June 30, 2020, 07:42:28 PM »
If they'd barred entry to people coming from
potentially contagious areas outside of the
country,  we wouldn't have had any covid
disease, or any Ebola,  etc.
Simple low cost effective way to deal with it

General Gun Discussion / Re: Changed about your handgun interests?
« on: June 23, 2020, 10:09:59 PM »
When I was younger, I'd pretty much buy
whatever I wanted to that caught my eye.
If it got used ok, if it gathered dust, well that
was ok too.  I don't remember exactly when,
at some point I got to where if I couldn't
remember the last time I'd fired a
particular firearm, it got put on the goodbye
list. I've always kept written records of
what all I owned, but it got to be too
many pages.  Needs to fit on one post-it
note page. Too many break ins
was also a deciding factor.

I was also lucky in that I was able early on
to clear my mind about the "resale value "
myth that so many people get poisoned by

Outdoors / Re: Ozark Trail pot/mess kit
« on: June 17, 2020, 07:32:31 PM »
This last one I got might be
Ozark or it might be Academy.
I'm not really sure. Either way, the
way to make em work well is to
not scrub off the outside of the
pot, just rinse off the loose stuff
and let it build up so the pot will
heat faster with less fire needed.
After mine cools, I wrap it in an old
piece of t shirt then put it away in
the storage sack.
I wouldn't use a mess kit at all
if I could cook everything I cook
and just use a USGI canteen cup

I think this kit I have now was about
$7.00 more or less. I'm sure I've got
that much use out of it so far
I'd buy another without hesitation.
I'd be hard pressed to get the use out
of a titanium set. Maybe if I was in
my 20's again. Then I might get enough
use out of it to justify the expense

Politics, Gripes, Complaints / Re: ..shakes head/rolls eyes..
« on: June 09, 2020, 10:04:12 PM »
I should also have added that Joe
B. would be on the list of people
prohibited to re-enter the state after
his being tossed out

Politics, Gripes, Complaints / Re: ..shakes head/rolls eyes..
« on: June 09, 2020, 09:56:27 PM »
There's a lot of people I would escort
to the nearest state line if I had the
power to do so.
This used to be a hell of a place
when I was young and before.
Too many outsiders trying to re-make
it into the place they f***ed up and left

We don't allow people to fail like
they would have in my parents
time with no gubmint assistance.
You would either work hard and
thrive, or not work and starve.
Sink or swim.
That's how America got to be
so prosperous in the early 20th century

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