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Just the opposite here. After my diagnosis a couple of months ago about being a step away from dialysis I've been following my doctors orders to a T and also following the advice of a guy I met in the kidney clinic. Cut way down on the booze consumption, lot's of water, some fruit juices, no potassium (makes the kidneys work overtime) so goodbye bananas, oranges and small portions of potatoes and mushrooms.
I feel better than I have in almost two years. My goal is to go to a couple of my grandson's football games this season.

Hmmm :thinker: Haven't you been seeing the Russian gal for about 18 months? Not implying anything of course.  :icon_wink:

Politics, Gripes, Complaints / Re: Poll: Death threat or not?
« on: Yesterday at 08:11:08 PM »
Alte says: I believe, at first, he let his testicles drop a little when he put that out but he also knew there would be two ways you could interpret what he said. I also think Briscoe was a spineless jellyfish when he deleted his original tweet but I will argue that many people were thinking the same thing.

Screw the wanna be Mexican Robert Francis O'Rourke and the barrio that spawned him.

If the federal gubment wanted to pay me $2000 for one of my AR's I'd probably do it and buy a Springfield SOCOM CQB or Scout in .308 and a few 30 rd. magazines. I would probably feel like a cheap prostitute but I'm sure that feeling would pass

When it was first released on VCR/CD my brother brought over a copy all hyped for my wife and I to watch it with him. My wife enjoyed it but I fell asleep about twenty minutes in. There are a lot of sci fi movies I like but this ain't one of them.

Ft. Ord 45 years ago. Military Police raise and lower the big flag in front of the headquarters building every morning and evening. In the morning we also fired a blank out of a 105 artillery piece and the HQ Staff Duty NCO would hit the switch for the big sound system to play reveille.

I had that flag raising duty one morning and gave the private the nod to pull the lanyard that fired the 105. Well someone had stuffed about 20 bags of movie popcorn down the tube and it looked like the old Quaker oats commercial. Quite a spectacular show. Although I found it funny the HQ staff did not. While the brass hemmed and hawed about finding out who was responsible it all blew over in a couple of weeks.

A little back story. When the two post theaters and snack bars closed at night we sent a car around and got all the perishable food they were going to throw away. Lot's of popcorn, hot dogs and links. My buddy Don did the pickup that night. Although he denied stuffing the it barrel I knew it was him. We had a tit for tat practical joke contest going on and that one was pretty good.

Every morning at the end of shift I always took my K9 out to the post golf driving range and let him run around. One morning, a couple of months later, I had a great idea. I filled a bucket with red driving range balls and headed to post headquarters. Like a sneak thief I crept up to the cannon and used my baton to stuff a paper bag down the barrel and tossed in about half the contents of the bucket after it. I then took the remaining evidence back to the golf course. Took my dog back to the kennel and was back at my on base quarters at 5:45. My buddy Don had the flag detail that morning.

Now, I swear, I thought those golf balls would go maybe 50 yards but man was I wrong. They went the length of the parade field, across a street with five balls hitting a VW bus and a Fiat parked next to it taking three hits. The remainder hit the side of a barracks wall with no damage. The funny part, if you want to call it that, was nobody noticed at first. It wasn't until 15 minutes later when my buddy and his driver were leaving the HQ building that they were stooped by an irate Major who was complaining about vandalism to his VW. While they were taking that report the owner of the Fiat came out and went, according to my friend, ballistic when he saw his car. This was a Captain with HQ Company Division Artillery. It took him about 30 seconds to figure it all out.

So a big stink was raised but nothing came of it,. They replaced the plastic cap over the barrel with one that locked and Don and I called a truce.


Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Re: What a week. Geeze!
« on: September 09, 2019, 04:26:37 PM »
So this isn't you then. Warning graphic image.

Seriously Ship I had re flux when I was in my late 20's. Lived on Mylanta for a couple of months. Eventually went away. 

This will kill personal sales unless you go thru an FFL. Then, there goes another $25

IF they do this.....
I was thinking the same thing. I believe that's their main goal. Eliminating private sales. Next will be a national gun registry.

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: New to me Sig P239 in 9mm; shipping this week
« on: September 06, 2019, 08:08:13 PM »
Yeah finding the right pants, belt and holster combo can be a PIA. I have two drawers full of cast off inside and outside the waistband holsters, belts, lights, magazines, optics and other stuff.
For concealed carry the last few years I have used  a Bianchi Black Widow thumb snap OWB holster and a cheap Uncle Mikes pocket holster for my CZ Model 50 when I do a walkabout.

He probably has never bought a firearm and doesn't know we already have checks for felony arrests, convictions and some family violence and firearm misdemeanors. I mean what more do they want? Any in depth background check takes time like weeks or months.
So do they tack on a week or two delay before taking possession of a firearm you purchased? I see it coming.

Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Re: I have the worst luck...
« on: September 06, 2019, 05:17:18 PM »
Isn't Cooks Point where the speed limit drops real quick from 70 to 40? Years ago I used to drive 21 all the time and saw many a driver not paying attention get nabbed by DPS  or Burleson County.

Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Re: I have the worst luck...
« on: September 06, 2019, 04:27:59 PM »
That sucks Ship. My thermometer reads 104 right now. Think how bad it would be if you didn't have a cell. Hope you have it fixed by now.

Yup Freeport is pretty bad and you can also include Kingston Jamaica (just as bad) and Detroit.

Tucker Carlson debated some liberal pundit last night about Wal Mart's decision to stop selling guns and ammunition and had this to say:
"Walmart, after having destroyed American retail and made this country much uglier, and empowered the fascist government of China, has a lot of brass lecturing the rest of us about anything at all. They ought to be ashamed of themselves."

Outdoors / Re: ..another Project..
« on: September 04, 2019, 01:34:48 PM »
Another nice job.  :th_thicon_idea:  Glad the image hosting site is working for you.

Politics, Gripes, Complaints / Re: ..come on BIG ONE..
« on: September 04, 2019, 11:56:10 AM »
And now:

Reading that his morning I thought (yawn) just another piece of tripe from the golden state. But listening to Rush today he made this comment. What if the San Fran city found that someone within their jurisdiction that was a NRA member. Could they brand him a domestic terrorist and confiscate his firearms?
I think probably not buuuuut you never know. You better believe if that worked other places would jump on that wagon.


I use this:

Very easy to use. You just copy the BB (Bulletin Board) code and paste it on your thread. It will sometimes try to add a separate advertisement code at the end of your url photo code but you can easily erase it before you post.

Yes, I use that too. And yes, I strip away the link.

Just make sure you choose the link for: BB Code - FULL Linked. Then, it will have the IMG codes already. You'll just have to strip out the advertising link.

Yup. Probably the easiest image hosting site I've ever used.

I use this:

Very easy to use. You just copy the BB (Bulletin Board) code and paste it on your thread. It will sometimes try to add a separate advertisement code at the end of your url photo code but you can easily erase it before you post.

I used to be a semi frequent WM customer but since on line shopping became a thing I rarely go to any retail store with the exception of Lowe's, Home Depot, HEB, SPEC'S and my LGS. Once or twice a year I do find myself needing something automotive related and WM has a decent selection of lubricants and tools at a much lower cost than NAPA and other national chain stores. Go through the side entrance at the home and garden section, get what I need, pay and avoid the door Nazi on the way out.
That being said I have noticed over the past few years that the my local WM ammo and firearm section has dwindled from small to almost non existent. 30+ years ago I bought an 870 Wingmaster and a 870 Express with a price match from a Houston WM for right at $300 for both. Those days are long gone.

Outdoors / Bear encounters
« on: September 02, 2019, 06:34:07 PM »
I've had a couple of encounters with bears in the wild and both ended peacefully w/o confrontation.
Ever since the first one some 40 years ago I've been interested in stories about the largest land predator in North America especially ones where handguns were used in defense.
I came across this thread yesterday and spent the better part of two hours reading the different stories. Each   section is divided by handgun caliber used and a link to the original publication is provided. There are some great and frightening stories here that made me think "Damn could I have done that?"

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