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by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Aug 08, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shotshell Prices...
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: Shotshell Prices...

Yes, but last year you could not buy a box of shells to go dove hunting at times. I had a case of 12 and a case of 20 stashed away. So I was able to shoot and help my friends out too.
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Aug 08, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: FBI Raids President Trump's Home in Florida
Replies: 3
Views: 30

Re: FBI Raids President Trump's Home in Florida

What judge would sign off on a warrant like this?
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Aug 08, 2022 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shotshell Prices...
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: Shotshell Prices...

I bought two cases this weekend for my dove hunting stash. I paid ("OUCH") $99/case. But now I won't be hunting for shotgun shells for a while.
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Aug 08, 2022 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sights that I can see.
Replies: 22
Views: 313

Re: Sights that I can see.

I’m afraid I’m too old to be “tactical “ anymore.

But precision is important.
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is anyone still shooting a Red Ryder?
Replies: 32
Views: 490

Re: Is anyone still shooting a Red Ryder?

Pitchy, The internals on both of those guns can be rebuilt. But if you don't want to mess with it, I am looking hard for an older Red Ryder (without the plastic safety and plastic front end) to rebuild. Update, I have been slinging bbs every day in the back yard and it does tend to help my sanity. T...
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 115crows...
Replies: 16
Views: 251

Re: 115crows...

If I were to hunt crows today, I think I would try and wear them out with the .17 HMR Ruger American rifle I have. It's more accurate than the Sako ever was and the trigger is outstanding.
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Greetings from British Columbia...eh
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Greetings from British Columbia...eh

We are happy to have you here. Greetings from Texas! I met some really great folks in British Columbia. On my way to Alaska in August of 1999, I was enjoing the beautiful scenery and headed north when my temperature guage started climbing. I pulled into this small town and up to the front of a radia...
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sights that I can see.
Replies: 22
Views: 313

Re: Sights that I can see.

That's pretty impressive shooting ! Slick pistol too. jb 8) Notice that I was smart enough to stop shooting before the group got bigger! Ha! I'm going to have to remember that one! jb 8) Thats about as good as I have ever been able to do at 25 yards offhand. Its about how I shoot a .22 pistol at th...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Aug 07, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sights that I can see.
Replies: 22
Views: 313

Re: Sights that I can see.

2ndovc wrote:
Sun Aug 07, 2022 4:30 pm
That's pretty impressive shooting ! Slick pistol too.

jb 8)
Notice that I was smart enough to stop shooting before the group got bigger!
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Aug 07, 2022 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making a primitive bow....FAST....!
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Making a primitive bow....FAST....!

very impressive
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Aug 07, 2022 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We have Covid again
Replies: 17
Views: 272

Re: We have Covid again

Seems like theres a strain going around again. My sister's entire family has it and we haven't seen them since July 4.

Kathy is better this morning. Fever broke and O2 saturation is back up in the high 90s.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Aug 07, 2022 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We have Covid again
Replies: 17
Views: 272

Re: We have Covid again

Double vaxed and boosted (both of us) Moderna.

I’m getting better but watching Kathy’s blood oxygen levels closely

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sights that I can see.
Replies: 22
Views: 313

Re: Sights that I can see.

I used to do fine with just about any sights. These days I need a bit more space in the rear notch
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We have Covid again
Replies: 17
Views: 272

We have Covid again

Been sicker than a dog all week but I didn’t test positive. Kathy’s two days behind me and tested positive today.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sights that I can see.
Replies: 22
Views: 313

Re: Sights that I can see.

CowboyTutt wrote:
Sat Aug 06, 2022 6:39 pm
Scott, Trueglo tritium fiber optic sights? I think I have the same on my Kimber 1911 from a few months ago. Seemed the best ones available. -Tutt
I don’t think there’s any fiber optic in these. But Wilson Combat might be getting these from Trueglow
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Aug 06, 2022 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many hunt with a Winchester 71
Replies: 12
Views: 230

Re: How many hunt with a Winchester 71

Jim Taylor has used one extensively.

I think they have the best designed stock of any levergun ever made.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Aug 06, 2022 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sights that I can see.
Replies: 22
Views: 313

Re: Sights that I can see.

Fortunately, this kind of accuracy is probably never necessary.

When I am down on the border though, and it seems like I am down there a lot lately, I definitely carry a good 1911.....and a .30-30.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Aug 06, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 115crows...
Replies: 16
Views: 251

Re: 115crows...

I had a pencil barrel Sako in .17 Remington that I used to great effect on crows near Hallettsville, Texas that were giving peanut farmers fits. The best practical rifleman I ever saw lived there and shot crows every day. He had a Remington 788 chambered in .22-250 with a 3-9 Leopold scope on it. Th...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Aug 06, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Short range report with the .357s
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: Short range report with the .357s

Getting the gunk out will probably will make them shoot much better. I used to come home from work and shoot at least 50 rounds of .22 in my back yard every day. But I did not clean that bore for months. Big mistake. I got to where my groups got to be larger than the small steel plates I was shootin...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Aug 06, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sights that I can see.
Replies: 22
Views: 313

Re: Sights that I can see.

So this morning. Maximum effort offhand at 25 yards with Winchester 230 gr ball ammo.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Aug 06, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sights that I can see.
Replies: 22
Views: 313

Re: Sights that I can see.

The dovetail was extremely tight and it took me quite a bit of time with a file and a punch to get it centered. But I promise, it is not going anywhere. It might as well be welded on.

First shots: most went through the hole so I figured it was pretty close.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sights that I can see.
Replies: 22
Views: 313

Sights that I can see.

One of the things Cooper used to preach is that you really didn’t need much in the way of modifications in the 1911 but sights that you can see were definitely on the menu. I was having a really hard time seeing the front sight on my lightweight Commander size 1911 from Wilson Combat, but it seemed ...
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun cleaning
Replies: 11
Views: 277

Re: Gun cleaning

I use Ballistol for most everything these days. I started using it with my Sharps rifles and then got to where it is my go-to fluid.
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Griner sentenced to 9 years
Replies: 13
Views: 180

Re: Griner sentenced to 9 years

Folks do squeal when they don't think the laws apply to them......and then they do.

I think the government would leave me in jail in another country, I don't see why she should be treated any differently.
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sometimes it pays to be a nice guy.
Replies: 11
Views: 272

Re: Sometimes it pays to be a nice guy.

Enjoy those and think about the blessing it is for us to be able to share something with old friends even when they are gone.
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sometimes it pays to be a nice guy.
Replies: 11
Views: 272

Re: Sometimes it pays to be a nice guy.

I try to just do the next right thing I know how to do. This is especially helpful when you realize that you simply cannot do it all. Just do the next right thing and it makes everything seem to work. Always be kind. Not becasue anyone deserves it or because you will get something from it. Go in exp...
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small Pistol Primers
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Re: Small Pistol Primers

I've been using small rifle primers in my .357 Magnum loads for many years. Never had any issues with any of my revolvers or carbines. But I try to use small pistol primers in my .38 loads as many of them go though a J frame. Again, no issues and I am not picky about brand. I never have had any trou...
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Illusion
Replies: 12
Views: 263

Re: Illusion

Cool!
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Aug 03, 2022 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another new knife.
Replies: 21
Views: 405

Re: Another new knife.

The UK government regulates pocket knives?
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Aug 03, 2022 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Schadenfreude
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Schadenfreude

Legitimate call. It did not have to go this far and the ATF Agent should have been immediatly cooperative. The officer would have checked his credentials and sorted this out without the use of force. The first officer acted absolutely appropriately and attempted to use verbal commands to control the...
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: De-escalation skills...
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: De-escalation skills...

One thing I learned from police work is that the entire world is made up of impact weapons. For example, a beer mug is a heck of a thing if used correctly. Even stationary things like walls, light poles or the sidewalk can be used effectively.

But to use such things, you need to have a plan.
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Aug 02, 2022 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: De-escalation skills...
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: De-escalation skills...

De-escallation is a big topic of discussion these days in law enforcement. One of the problems with CCW carriers is that they don't generally carry anything to project intermediate force....so it is the gun or nothing. This isn't that big a problem though becasue its only appropriate to go to deadly...
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Jul 28, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "As You Get Older..."
Replies: 18
Views: 1026

Re: "As You Get Older..."

Ray Newman wrote:
Thu Jul 28, 2022 5:25 pm
I'll add and say as you get older, you become less apt to tolerate or be with people you really do not like.
Truer words were never said. My tolerance for some folks is ZERO!
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Jul 28, 2022 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Primers alert!
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Primers alert!

Gotta move fast I reckon....everything is out of stock.

But at $100 per thousand.....I'm better off not buying them.
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Jul 28, 2022 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is anyone still shooting a Red Ryder?
Replies: 32
Views: 490

Re: Is anyone still shooting a Red Ryder?

Blaine wrote:
Thu Jul 28, 2022 1:34 pm
You bet...I got the Adult-Size version about 3 years ago. It's above average accurate for a BB gun, and fairly powerful @ a claimed 400fps. Lot's of cheap enjoyment to be had with it. 8)
I just took delivery of an adult sized version today.........looking forward to trying it out.
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Jul 28, 2022 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tutt’s Custom Kukri from Famous Gurkha Kukri House
Replies: 17
Views: 396

Re: Tutt’s Custom Kukri from Famous Gurkha Kukri House

You need to get that bloody.

Cabrito on the bbq pit sounds like a worthy way to christen it.
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Jul 28, 2022 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PEEP SIGHTS
Replies: 31
Views: 528

Re: PEEP SIGHTS

Steve, I have one of your sights and have tried it on a Rossi 92. But I was never able to really lock it down and I suspect it is becasue the safety hole may be oversized. Great design, but I would like to bring it to you and let you see what you can do about it. Jim and I have been talking about ma...
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is anyone still shooting a Red Ryder?
Replies: 32
Views: 490

Re: Is anyone still shooting a Red Ryder?

I never had a Red Ryder as a kid. Always wanted one because my cousins had one. My BB gun had a short stock and no forend. Wish I could find an older one with more steel and less plastic. My brother and I killed the heck out of sparrows in a huge tree in the back yard. Despite the rudimentary sights...
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you ever visit connecticut don't take a bus
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: If you ever visit connecticut don't take a bus

When hybrid vehicles came out I was working as a 911 dispatcher. We received and were required to study a lengthy new protocol manual on how to handle hybrid vehicle wrecks. It was an eye-opener -- even a fender-bender was to be treated as a full-on Haz-Mat call-out, with immediate response from Fi...
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PEEP SIGHTS
Replies: 31
Views: 528

Re: PEEP SIGHTS

Those are all fine looking rifles.When deer hunting I alwaye remove the small hole disc and use the sight as is. Front sight only and eye is auto centered in rear sight. If you learn to trust it, your eye will naturally center up and the bullet will go where you aim. But you do have to quit trying ...
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "As You Get Older..."
Replies: 18
Views: 1026

Re: "As You Get Older..."

jeepnik wrote:
Wed Jul 20, 2022 7:43 pm
I’m here today because of a 1911. Not as dramatic as a tank. But I didn’t die either.
Me too, but I give more credit to Bruce Nelson who graciously and tirelessly worked with me in the desert outside of Phoenix to teach me what a man can do with a 1911. Rest in Peace my friend.
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is anyone still shooting a Red Ryder?
Replies: 32
Views: 490

Is anyone still shooting a Red Ryder?

I think, to preserve what is left of my sanity, that I need to have a backyard range where I can plink with my Red Ryder BB gun on a daily basis.

https://youtu.be/Ax08uA5iEac

https://youtu.be/JZVRhuau6MY

https://youtu.be/4Zq5iBOAUKQ
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:34 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Thinking of buying an electric car?
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: Thinking of buying an electric car?

Electric vehicles simply don't make sense for me. At any time I may need to be anywhere in Texas as quickly as I can get there. Nothing out there has the kind of range I need. I'm sure the technology will get better, but I am unsure how much better or how soon. What I want to do is import a Nissan o...
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Jul 26, 2022 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PEEP SIGHTS
Replies: 31
Views: 528

Re: PEEP SIGHTS

I have a Williams FP on my Winchester. 20220402_115458.jpg For quick shots, they're just as accurate as a scope, maybe more so out to hunting ranges usually encountered in big woods, brush, low light, most anywhere really, at least as far as I ever get a shot in these conditions! Now that is a hunt...
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Jul 26, 2022 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PEEP SIGHTS
Replies: 31
Views: 528

Re: PEEP SIGHTS

I guess even the military has moved away from teaching much of the art of the peep sight anymore, but it's too bad. While different sighting arrangements might work better in specific situation, a good peep sight is about as all-around good as sights get. A vast improvement over open sights with no...
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Jul 26, 2022 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PEEP SIGHTS
Replies: 31
Views: 528

Re: PEEP SIGHTS

I use peep sights all the time.

My M1a, my favorite AR-15 and my favorite hunting guns only have peeps on them.
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Jul 25, 2022 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ken Waters Article
Replies: 12
Views: 506

Re: Ken Waters Article

On another note, I think the Model 71 stock is the most comfortable stock I have ever used on a rifle with significant recoil.
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Jul 25, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ken Waters Article
Replies: 12
Views: 506

Re: Ken Waters Article

We just don't have writing like this these days. Everything is so formulaic. I don't know if it is because there is no market for it, or if there's just no money in it. But I am sad to see it go. As I recall, Uncle Alvaro had a double barreled muzzle loading rifle that he favored for black bear. The...