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Post by RatMan » Thu Dec 23, 2004 2:13 pm

Just wanted to say thanks for taking the time and effort to bring this forum to life.
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Post by gil m » Thu Dec 23, 2004 3:10 pm

Looks good Chas.

I assume you fixed the time thing? I know DFW folks think they're ahead of us folks to the south but you aren't letting them post in the future, are you? :)


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Post by RatMan » Thu Dec 23, 2004 3:40 pm

gnm98 wrote:Looks good Chas.

I assume you fixed the time thing? I know DFW folks think they're ahead of us folks to the south but you aren't letting them post in the future, are you? :)
Hey, I used to live in that God forsaken place named, Hoston... Does that count? :)
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Post by 1Shot » Thu Dec 23, 2004 9:22 pm

Thanks Charles! I'm a long time lurker on a lot of the forums but this is the first time I have posted. Hope this forum stays busy!

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Post by dws1117 » Fri Dec 24, 2004 12:44 am

I have to echo the others and thank you for putting forth the effort that goes into a forum.


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Post by bobrogers » Fri Dec 31, 2004 5:50 pm

I also want to thank you for putting this together. Great Job!! :D
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Thanks guys

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Fri Dec 31, 2004 6:25 pm

I really appreciate the kind words guys, but I must say ya'll (hey, this is Texas) are sneaky! You know one "Atta Boy"is good for another six months of volunteer work.

Seriously, I do appreciate the comments and I would like to thank all of you who have joined TexasCHLforum.com. I may have put this site on line, but it is your input and efforts that will make it a success.

Have a happy and safe New Year!
Chas.

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Post by Lindy » Sat Jan 01, 2005 2:47 pm

Charles is entirely too modest. Aside from serving on the NRA Board of Directors, with the committment of time and money that involves, he's also usually the first guy to arrive and the last guy to leave the monthly IDPA match at PSC, where I am a member. It's a truism of organizational behaviour that 80 percent of the work is done by 20 percent of the membership, and Charles is a fine example of those who are leading the way.

And he's also fun to be around - like the time he tried to speed load his 1911 with a cell phone, during a match!

So, thanks, Charles for yet another contribution to the shooting sports, and Happy New Year!
"Amateurs practice until they can do it right. Professionals practice until they cannot do it wrong." -- John Farnam

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Post by dws1117 » Sat Jan 01, 2005 10:15 pm

And he's also fun to be around - like the time he tried to speed load his 1911 with a cell phone, during a match!
That is just too funny. How long did it take for the laughter to die down enough to continue?

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Post by Lindy » Sun Jan 02, 2005 8:59 am

We're still laughing - we check his belt every match to see where his phone is. And I learned a valuable lesson from that - don't put stuff on your belt which your hand might encounter on the way to the magazine. My Leatherman and flashlight, when I have them on my belt, are behind my spare magazine. In a match, it was hilarious. It wouldn't be quite so funny on the street.
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Post by dws1117 » Sun Jan 02, 2005 9:22 am

In a match, it was hilarious. It wouldn't be quite so funny on the street.
So true.

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Post by dws1117 » Sun Jan 02, 2005 9:23 am

BTW, if you video your matches? I'm sure some would pay to see that. :lol:

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Blooper reel?

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Sun Jan 02, 2005 10:38 am

dws1117 wrote:BTW, if you video your matches? I'm sure some would pay to see that. :lol:
I wish we had videotaped our matches. You could make a training film from my bloopers alone! And the cell phone reload had to be one of my best. I went around for a month with a floppy antenna, just as a reminder that people really can do some colossally stupid things when under pressure. Had I not done it, I would have never believed you could mistake a cell phone for a mag! One thing about it though, when people think a 55 year old guy can't be quick, I tell I'm fast enough try to speed load a cell phone before I realize what it is I have in my hand. Of course, the follow up question is always "was it the speed of your arm, or your brain, that was the cause?"

We do see some really funny things during many of our matches. I write a match report that is posted on our IDPA web site along with the scores for that month. Prior to the separate IDPA building being finished, I used to spend a lot more time in the bays looking for material for the Match Report. (At that time, I did all scoring at home.) We had some really great stories in some of those reports. A goodly number of them were about my performance, or lack thereof.

Lindy, I really miss playing reporter and documenting some of our more interesting events. Maybe I can talk Marc into doing some of the scoring during the match, so I can search for more people to highlight in the Match Report. Thanks for the laugh my friend!

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Post by Baytown » Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:45 am

With Charles acting as reporter and documenting all the bloopers, you did not really have to shoot well to get your name in the match report.

It is a good time, like when you have an example of every type of malfunction with a P7 all in one stage.

Sorry I'm so late posting on this, I'm trying to catch up on all the post.

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