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by sawdust
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Any pilots in here?
Replies: 51
Views: 9699

Re: Any pilots in here?

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by sawdust
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Any pilots in here?
Replies: 51
Views: 9699

Re: Any pilots in here?

Your main question being essentially, "how do I get started", the short answer is, "Just do it." In any new endeavor, the 1st step is generally the most difficult. However, once you put yourself into that endeavor, you will be pulled into the process. Pick any airport in the Hous...
by sawdust
Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Texas Ancestry - Poll, please vote.
Replies: 51
Views: 3930

Re: Texas Ancestry - Poll

3rd generation. Both sets of Grandparents came to Texas in late, late 1800's. One set from Tennessee, the other from Alabama. both Parents born in a tiny suburb of a tiny Central Texas farming town (pop. 1453) sorta ssw of Dallas.
by sawdust
Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Houston ... We have a traffic question
Replies: 26
Views: 2587

Re: Houston ... We have a traffic question

You NEVER want to be in Houston traffic at 8-10. 290 inbound can be brutal with unexplained miles-long 0 mph tie-ups. Then you have I-10 East inbound to downtown to fight with. There is a lot of construction on 290, especially at the various interchanges. There is not a lot of signage to alert you. ...
by sawdust
Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Full size 9mm pistol for small hands
Replies: 31
Views: 4769

Re: Full size 9mm pistol for small hands

I'm still a fan of the Bersa Thunder UC in 9mm. I do not have overly large hands, but it fits me well. Also, it is capable of an accuracy greater than my typical capabilities. With many 100's of rounds through it (including a 600-round, 2-day session), I have had no FTF's or FTE's with either range ...
by sawdust
Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?
Replies: 44
Views: 4710

Re: Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

Trancendentalist: The chicken crossed the road the get to the other side . Moral Transcendentalist: Even if the chicken could cross the road, indeed should the chicken cross the road. Escapist: The chicken crossed the road to get out of Liberalandia, where the concept of self-defense is an alien co...
by sawdust
Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Raising the Dumbest Generation in US History
Replies: 52
Views: 3457

Re: Raising the Dumbest Generation in US History

........From the same wiki link on IQ above....someone can be pretty far down the scale and still be functional. Type of work that can be accomplished: Adults can harvest vegetables, repair furniture IQ 60 Adults can do domestic work IQ 50 Well... I repair and refinish furniture, so I my IQ must be...
by sawdust
Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: SS Gabrielle Giffords Christened As Navy’s First Gun-Free Warship
Replies: 30
Views: 2729

Re: SS Gabrielle Giffords Christened As Navy’s First Gun-Free Warship

Weren't the P-3 squadrons pretty good at finding Soviet subs? And the Helos with the dipping sonar? When I was in the Navy the sub guys told us the only ones that ever had a chance of finding our SSBN's were our own attack boats and even that was rare. My first ship was a guided missile destroyer. ...
by sawdust
Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Is The CHL Proficiency Test Sufficient?
Replies: 83
Views: 5013

Re: Is The CHL Proficiency Test Sufficient?

Personally, I would like to see on-going proficiency training highly encouraged. . At my original CHL range test, there was one more bullet hole in my target than the number of shots I had fired. Some people do go on to be students of the [process]; others have to be externally motivated to do the m...
by sawdust
Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Need Your Opinion for an Idea....
Replies: 37
Views: 2962

Re: Need Your Opinion for an Idea....

Is your spreadsheet backward-compatible to VisiCalc Ver. 1? :headscratch Although your idea has merit, I could not count on myself being sufficiently disciplined to use it to good effect. I only have 2 calibers that I actively use - .22 and 9mm. My inventory method is to look at my stock and decide ...
by sawdust
Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: You know you're very comfortable carrying when...
Replies: 36
Views: 4485

Re: You know you're very comfortable carrying when...

Welllll, I hope I NEVER FORGET that I am loaded. Especially, when I'm driving, or going onto school grounds, or flying, or at DFW to go to New York or to California, or going to Wal-Mart, or at a convenience store, or going to court, or ...... anywhere and everywhere else. Alternatively, I hope that...
by sawdust
Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Chamber or No Chamber
Replies: 40
Views: 2536

Re: Chamber or No Chamber

Probably everyone on this forum has gone through a similar progression in deciding on what to carry and how to carry. My several-year progression was military - 1911 (the model, not the year), occasional firing range practice with S&W .357 revolver, CHL, re-introduction to semi-automatics, carry...
by sawdust
Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Open carry "contact" by hot headed LEO.
Replies: 87
Views: 3454

Re: Open carry "contact" by hot headed LEO.

"Legalistics" aside: If I see someone with a rifle at a range, I will keep my eye on him If I see someone with a rifle in a hunting environment, I will keep my eye on him If I see someone walking down the street & carrying a rifle, I will be on alert If I see someone with a rifle comi...
by sawdust
Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Open carry "contact" by hot headed LEO.
Replies: 87
Views: 3454

Re: Open carry "contact" by hot headed LEO.

"Legalistics" aside: If I see someone with a rifle at a range, I will keep my eye on him If I see someone with a rifle in a hunting environment, I will keep my eye on him If I see someone walking down the street & carrying a rifle, I will be on alert If I see someone with a rifle comin...
by sawdust
Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Woman held at gunpoint
Replies: 60
Views: 5822

Re: Woman held at gunpoint

It may have been mentioned earlier, but let me strongly emphasize how beneficial and valuable the information that is at http://www.corneredcat.com could be for you. In my classes I would demonstrate, in several ways, how unthinking behavorial responses (or non-responses)can lead us into possible si...

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