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by treadlightly
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Wacky Liberal Sayings
Replies: 50
Views: 2461

Re: Wacky Liberal Sayings

Harry Reid, conflating the birds and the bees with funding for the arts - “The National Endowment of the Humanities is the reason we have in northern Nevada every January a cowboy poetry festival. Had that program not been around, the tens of thousands of people who come there every year would not e...
by treadlightly
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Going to Austin. State capital question.
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: Going to Austin. State capital question.

I haven't been to the Capital since getting my card from the State, but I really want to. It would be an honor to enter a seat of power in this State in which an unknown number of law abiding strangers are armed and in which I am trusted to carry a weapon by those who regulate my activities on autho...
by treadlightly
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Addison Oktoberfest - Improper posting
Replies: 39
Views: 2044

Re: Addison Oktoberfest - Improper posting

Has anyone been to the Addison Oktoberfest this year? Are they still posting unenforceable "no firearms" signs? Interesting, and a possible sign of rare enlightenment. From the event's FAQ's at http://addisonoktoberfest.com/faqs/: - NO illegal weapons, knives, or sharp objects. I've never...
by treadlightly
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Heckler & Koch Blackballs Israel
Replies: 27
Views: 779

Re: Heckler & Koch Blackballs Israel

bmwrdr wrote:And last but not least the Mexican government is one of their major customers.


Zimmerman's long lost second telegram surfaces!

:biggrinjester:
by treadlightly
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Water vs Bullets?
Replies: 25
Views: 701

Re: Water vs Bullets?

A trip through the dryer is mild by comparison, but I've heard live ammo should never go through a brass cleaner. The issue is the vibration will break up the powder, increasing the surface area and making a potentially destructive change in how quickly chamber pressure rises on detonation. I have n...
by treadlightly
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Reloading While Shooting Question
Replies: 26
Views: 785

Re: Reloading While Shooting Question

Interesting topic, and good to be aware of the muzzle at all times. I was taught to bring the gun in close to reload but you have to take care with the muzzle. You can't argue that if the slide is locked back it's the same as propping a rifle, open breech, with its muzzle up. In a reload with a roun...
by treadlightly
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: what knife are you carrying on friday?
Replies: 51
Views: 1393

Re: what knife are you carrying on friday?

I think I know where I stand but I have never actually researched the legality of my everyday knife. I carry what I carry for primal reasons, not the pretty ballet of courtroom repartee. My skills are hard to measure, because they are applied against unseen revetments, executed under cloak of defila...
by treadlightly
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Boy Finds Gun In Dressing Room. His Mom’s Reaction Illustrates Why We Need More Gun Education
Replies: 16
Views: 620

Re: Boy Finds Gun In Dressing Room. His Mom’s Reaction Illustrates Why We Need More Gun Education

I think a diagnosis of idiocy is indicated in the case of the mother as she presents with pernicious pre-mortem mental stultification. The kiddo almost did the right Eddie Eagle thing. He told a presumptive adult. He really shouldn't have touched it, of course. However, I do think the mother deserve...
by treadlightly
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Gun Law Question
Replies: 36
Views: 1207

Re: Gun Law Question

C-dub wrote:My question was more of a suggestion of something that should be done rather than a lie that could be told.


Oh, please let me be clear - your integrity is not the least bit in doubt. I was just making a quip.
by treadlightly
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: BYOB - Bring Your Own Bowie event
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: BYOB - Bring Your Own Bowie event

There are companies that rent sand for beach volleyball where there's no convenient beach.

For historical purity, wouldn't a sandbar be appropriate? :evil2:
by treadlightly
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Gun Law Question
Replies: 36
Views: 1207

Re: Gun Law Question

Didn't you sell that rifle and buy another one for yourself or trade it for something with someone? I thought it was lost in a boating accident..... Funny and tempting, but the most defensible course is the truth. Document the transfer through an ffl, hopefully without being there at the same time ...
by treadlightly
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: That's a BIG pole!
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: That's a BIG pole!

Hope it's properly lit for air navigation and included in NOTAMs until updated sectional charts are distributed
by treadlightly
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Not again!!!
Replies: 50
Views: 1526

Re: Not again!!!

The earth is curved. A ship will go from a peek over the horizon to on top of you in 12-15 minutes. One ship on a non- collision course can mask another. I don't mean to say somebody wasn't lax. Just that navigating a boat of any size requires a lot of vigilance. A lapse puts lives at risk, and it c...
by treadlightly
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Six Flags is history...
Replies: 39
Views: 1296

Re: Six Flags is history...

Not my countrymen. https://westernrifleshooters.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/dhtixgfw0aalyra-jpg-large.jpeg When Voltaire said he might agree with what another said but would defend to the death his right to say it, I didn't think he considered the futility of waging war on two fronts. On one front ...
by treadlightly
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Commercial Vendor Bargains and Deal
Topic: Gander Mtn Spring, TX
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Re: Gander Mtn Spring, TX

1911 10MM wrote:I have yet to see a real gun discount at any Gander. Not even worth my time going anymore.


I found a P250 on sale a couple of months ago. With my discount certificates, I got the gun for well under $300, new.

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