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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Best Of The West Public Range Forced to Close Today Forever.
" The Green Valley Rifle and Pistol club in Hallsville, Missouri (where the Bianchi Cup was held for many years) went through the same thing many years ago but they were able to get legislation passed to save them because they had been there long before people started building in the area. At least that is what I remember being told one time when we were there for a several day class. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread My own story with Self Defense.
"
Quote Originally Posted by The Badger View Post
Gotta wonder why they kept you handcuffed for 2 to 3 hours. That seems excessive.

How old are you - thinking in terms of disparity of force. Thanks for posting this gut wrenching account.
He said he is 38 now and this happened close to a year ago. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Share your pictures of your twins.
" Looks like we have some cousins in residence also!

All in the family, though, right? "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Doing the Range Dance!.
"
Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
BTDT, a few times.

So! About the only way to avoid the dance: Go with the flow ... and "lean into it."
I have no idea which way I was leaning! I do know that it is somewhat of a challenge to pull the waist of your jeans out enough to let the piece of brass drop when you are wearing a double thick, super sturdy Armour gun belt loaded with various and sundry pieces of gear plus an OWB holster and also an IWB holster AND a Remora magazine holder tucked inside! "

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ShooterGranny created the thread Share your pictures of your twins.
" I know a lot of you out there have twins, and I also know that you all lost them in boating accidents, BUT how about sharing some pictures of your twins anyway?

I suppose pictures of triplets or even quintuplets are allowed. Perhaps.

Here are my fraternal twins - P238's

Attachment 25469 "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Doing the Range Dance!.
"
Quote Originally Posted by Sporadic View Post
During the summer I shoot exclusively at an indoor range. I wear sandals rather than shoes. Yep ... 10 times out of 10 a hot 9mm brass lands on my exposed foot. Still every time i head for the range the brain says “Sandals will be cooler” and the feet are saying ”Put on some shoes”. The feet never win.
The groups I shoot with required closed toe shoes or you can't participate. Part of the reason for that is the range "floor" is gravel. The other part is safety, both for stability of stance and to prevent "hot feet." Two months ago a woman showed up at our Women's League in flip flops. One of the other women graciously offered to let her use her tennis shoes, so when one was shooting with the shoes on the other could reload her magazines. "

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ShooterGranny created the thread Doing the Range Dance!.
" This evening was our last Pistols and Potluck group for the year. It was a small turnout with not enough people to justify using both the lower range and the upper all-steel range, so everyone went up to the steel range. There is a pavilion with a long "shooting table/bench" and any number of people (up to maybe 6) can stand wherever they wish and shoot the steel targets in the area in front of them.

There was a couple to my left, taking turns shooting. It seemed that when he was shooting most of his brass was determined to attack me. I know that part of what he/they were shooting was .22 but not sure of what else. I wear safety glasses and a baseball cap to protect my head and eyes, and normally wear a high neck shirt - turtle neck it if is not TOO hot outside. Today I wore a women's top that had a medium high neck, but not like I usually wear. MISTAKE!

For the first time ever I got hot brass in my shirt! My top was obviously a bit too loose around the neck area. SUDDENLY - YEP - one hot casing went in and down, stuck at my waist - and then as I pulled out the waist of my jeans to get it to fall it stuck at the top of my thigh, so I was doing a real fancy dance and at the same time pulling out on my pant leg and shaking it like crazy.

Jerry, the range officer, came over to me with a grin and said "Hot brass?".......you can't mistake THAT DANCE! Finally it did fall out the bottom of my pants leg. Didn't leave any marks on me, but it was definitely hot.

This evening I did find 3 "red dots" on my neck, above where the neck of the shirt was. Whether that was more of his brass that hit and bounced off, or bits of sprall, I'm not sure. What I am sure of is that I'm going back to turtle necks no matter what the weather! "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread ATF admits no regulatory authority to ban bump stocks..
" A tad bit of honesty in a government bureau? WOW "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Greek police arrest suspect in 1985 TWA Flight 847 hijacking.
" Nothing like fast and efficient police work is there?
/sarcasm off "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread My own story with Self Defense.
" Thank you for sharing your story with us. It does help in the healing process to be able to talk about it, and it was one of the best reminders I've read that we need to be PREPARED at all times. You were so very fortunate to be treated the way you were by all the law enforcement people involved at all levels. Also, your willingness to let them do what they had to do without objecting
most probably helped them to treat you so kindly.

The expression "You never need a gun until you REALLY need one" is one of the truest ever. "

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" I approve this message:

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread A Senior Moment!.
" That almost happened to me one day - supermarket parking lot also, but no other people or gun involved and no screaming.

I did realize my mistake before entering the other vehicle and then proceeded to find my own. It's pretty embarrassing anyway! "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Epic Trump.
" Do you suppose he will follow through on this? It would be such fun. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Anybody order anything, get anything, or expecting anything today?.
"
Quote Originally Posted by Subhuman View Post
I have one of each I will happily let him shoot next time I wander through your side of the state
Well, if nothing else gets you to stop and visit, perhaps that helpful errand will? Really would like to meet you! I know you are trapped in the frozen north for several weeks at this point, but please do keep us in mind. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Anybody order anything, get anything, or expecting anything today?.
"
Quote Originally Posted by Subhuman View Post
A G22 or G23 does okay but a classic Sig Pp229/226 is a far better .40 platform
HUSH, CHILD. Gramps might hear you and need to buy ANOTHER GUN. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Go take the MSNBC gun poll right now.
" I just checked it again and it said there were 653k votes. That's a lot of support for the 2nd amendment. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread The Religious Christian Group That Loves Guns (and HATES COMMIES).
"
Quote Originally Posted by John W in SC View Post
I believe Sun Myung Moon's son Justin founded Kahr Arms.

John W in SC
You believe correctly
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kahr_Arms "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Go take the MSNBC gun poll right now.
" In the meantime as long as it is up, VOTE! "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Anybody order anything, get anything, or expecting anything today?.
"
Quote Originally Posted by Sporadic View Post
I had a Glock 21 SF and Glock 30. Not very good with either and I have 3 1911s that were/are more accurate for me. But I was self-taught until 2017 when I took a 3 day course from Ron Avery. His truest comment to me was “I can’t fix 30 years of bad technique in 3 days”. But I’m a much better shooter now that I Practice his teaching at every trip to the range. But I haven’t reached that level where I can shoot a gun as good as ANY other gun.
With some notable exceptions, I think most of us find there are some guns that seem to fit us both mentally and physically and which perform much better for us. It is not just a matter of which guns point naturally, either, but it does have something to do with hand size vs. grip size. Yep, and for some people the grip angle makes a difference in how well that person can shoot a gun. Many different things are involved.

Most of us are not experts/professionals, nor do we have the time to practice the tens of thousands of dry fires and live fires that those experts have behind them. So, we do the best we can with what we have. I am grateful for the self defense classes that I was able to take over the years. Each one made me a better, more proficient shooter. Now, as you said, it is up to me to practice what I was taught each time I go to the range.

Having a knowledgeable friend or spouse to see if and when I'm getting off base is very helpful to me also! Bad habits can creep in slowly and we might not notice them: Gramps has to take a golf lesson or two every couple of years to get his swing back on track. Sort of the same idea. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Colion Noir Shreds BETO !.
" QUESTION: When a Dem. candidate is finally chosen, are all the rest going to get participation trophies??????? We wouldn't want anyone to feel like a loser, would we? Look what happened to Hilary since she lost. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Important announcement!.
" @welder516 You can adjust your settings so you do not get friend requests from anyone who is not a member of the PDF group. CLick on the tiny "you" avatar in the upper right hard corner of any of your MeWe pages and click on "Settings" from the drop down box.

Take the dot OUT OF the MeWe search that will include your profile for all MeWe members to see. THEN put a click/dot in "only contacts of my contacts can send me a request. Hopefully those steps will prevent general MeWe members from overwhelming you with spammy friend requests. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Any Totally Custom Holster Makers Out There.
" Now that James Nelson is pretty much back on schedule with his orders, he probably will consider doing totally custom work again. At least that is my guess. You can always ask!!!

As far as I know there is no good custom holster maker that will agree to making a holster that he or she believes is unsafe, so you would have to show your design to get a quote and then an OK. And do also be aware that really custom holsters are not returnable unless they have defective workmanship - and James doesn't send out his custom orders that are not excellent workmanship.

I REALIZE that I am "putting words in his mouth" and for that I apologize. However, I am one of many people on this forum who are very pleased with his work and respect him greatly for his dedication and honesty. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Anybody order anything, get anything, or expecting anything today?.
"
Quote Originally Posted by Sporadic View Post
Ive have/had the following 40s: Glock 35, 22, 23. Sig 229. XDM. My best accuracy came via the XDM.
How is your accuracy with Glock 45acp vs. Glock 40 cal? To me that is a decent test of whether it is the gun or the shooter. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Misplaced southern boy.
" @Subhuman Gosh, some people have all the luck.

Others not so much.

Hope you have boots just in case there IS snow, which way up there is quite possible, but you already know that. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Anybody order anything, get anything, or expecting anything today?.
" Friday Gramps went to town and traded his SIG P320 40 cal for a Glock 22 40 cal.

A couple years ago Gramps traded his Glock 22 for the SIG P320. The SIG couldn't take a red dot sight without the slide being milled or him buying a new slide, so he chose to return to Glock. He has a family of Glocks in .45 acp, plus my former G19 and also his G27.

NOW there is a red dot sight on order for the Glock and I HOPE he finds that he can shoot it "ever so much better" with the red dot. He can't believe it might be as simple as he can't shoot a full size 40 caliber pistol for crap. -- If he reads this I'm in deep do-do. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Important announcement!.
"
Quote Originally Posted by John W in SC View Post
I copied and pasted the link into a different browser, and ran it in "privacy mode". MeWe asked me to join or log in. It seems the link to the group only takes you to the group if you're already a member and it recognizes its cookies in your browser.

John W in SC
I just checked the members list for our group on MeWe. You are a member of the PDF group on MeWe! "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread BUGBite Holster.
" Thanks for the update. Too often people get something new and promise an update but don't deliver. You delivered! Yes, neoprene does stretch over time.

My neoprene belly band got larger every time I wore it, but it is almost infinitely adjustable and I also learned that it works quite well without being stretched tight on my body. It will slide up some if it is worn looser, but still works well. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Class III crossbow?.
" More than one kind of point shooting, eh? "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Tactical bulletproof vest.
" @Nakyak Thanks for that explanation. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Tactical bulletproof vest.
" That makes no sense! The whole purpose of the BP vest is to keep you alive IF YOU GET SHOT...........So they are saying IF YOU GET SHOT they'll send you a replacement? Why?

Oh well. Companies say a lot of stupid things. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread New Posts, No Email Notification.
" Have you double checked your settings to see if something has/was changed? Just an idea. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread "Captain America" Caught Trying To Burglarize Mississippi Property, Cops Report.
" Lists his age as 36. He looks 20 years older than that. Must have had a hard, hard life to look THAT BAD. (Hard life can and often does include too much booze and drugs, of course) "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread No CC at Range?.
" Our private outdoor club has a sign at the end of the parking lot, before you walk down to the pistol ranges: NO LOADED GUNS BEYOND THIS POINT.

When I am serving as one of the only two range safety officers, you bet your boots we are armed, concealed, in the unlikely but possible event that someone would come down to the range with intent to rob and/or do bodily harm to those who according to the sign are only armed after they are on the shooting line, facing down range. People leave their range bags in the pavilion building and women leave those plus their purses.

Could I get kicked out of the club for providing security for the shooters in the group? Quite possibly, but they would have to kick out the other range officers who similarly arm themselves. That could be the end of the many organized groups that use those ranges.

On the other hand......there is the club's insurance to worry about. Thus the signs. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread The elephant in the room: this site possibly shutting down.
"
Quote Originally Posted by Arejay View Post
Something I've never understood is why they left.
I'll tell you the reason I got mad enough to leave: When they got into the PRIVATE messages and found out that people were being invited to come here and they changed every link and every reference to Personal Defense Forum in all of the PM's. To me that was way beyond the pale. I got really mad!

Yes, I did go back, but it was after "they" had lifted that too-too heavy hand and became much more reasonable. This is still my home - I visit over there. "

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ShooterGranny created the thread Garden all gone.
" Poor Gramps!

A few months ago I bought a couple butternut squash and Gramps decided he would plant some of the seeds. he did that in the "garden" strip along side of our garage. The other things that are there are flowers. He had a very nice, thriving, squash plant.....his vegetable garden!

Then a couple weeks ago there were still the vines with some leaves and a FEW flowers, but a lot of naked stems where leaves and/or flowers had been. We have a couple good size (around 15" diameter) chicken wire cages that he made a few years ago for some flower pots when I was growing Swiss Chard in pots, so he got one out from under the condo and put it around his squash plant. Yes, it has a top on it.

Yesterday morning he drove in coming home from the gym and saw the cage laying in the middle of the side yard. OH OH. The squash plant is gone - right down to the roots.

What kind of critter could/would do that?

Could a deer catch it on an antler and flip it up and out to eat the whole plant?

Do Rackity Coon Chil'n eat whole plants?

It would have to have been a mutant ninja bunny to move that big cage.

Any other ideas?

And, NO, I never did get that game camera I was thinking about, but in any case I would not have had one along side of the garage where there are no doors or windows.

I was rooting for Gramps and his plant, thinking we might actually have a small squash to eat before the frost came. All gone now. "

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ShooterGranny created the thread Breaking News: Mass deportations planned.
" Attachment 24486

How does that sound, folks? "

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ShooterGranny created the thread I didn't want to hear that!.
" Part one: I got an on line "hearing aid" almost two years ago for my left ear because I knew my hearing was going bad in that one. It helped quite a bit. However, for the last several months I've had more and more trouble understanding speech. I can hear sounds but can't make out the words. People have to face me so I can read lips to make sense out of the sounds, and women's high pitched voices are a super challenge.

So, after Gramps bugging me to no end for quite a while I gave in and had a hearing test. OH MY. I really didn't realize how bad it had gotten. (Some serious denial going on there.)

Part Two: So as of this past Thursday I've been wearing two real hearing aids.

Note: I never did watch much TV and with this hearing problem don't watch it at all. I did, however, enjoy a lot of the videos available on Amazon Prime, especially the British mystery and older comedy series shows.

I've been testing them to see if they actually do help with speech, on the phone, on the computer (think Amazon Prime videos), and in person. This afternoon I did some video surfing, checking out British, Irish and American comedies.

What I learned:

1. I'm now hearing ALL SORTS OF THINGS I HAVEN'T HEARD FOR SO LONG I forgot that those things made any noise at all: Like the ceiling fan in the loft upstairs, for one.
2. There is very little, if anything at all, in the way of comedy series that I want to see or hear. WHAT DISGUSTING JUNK!
3. The toilet makes a really loud noise when you flush it.
4. Even the metal buckle on my gun belt is noisy when it is loose - it clangs!
5. My silent keyboard on my laptop makes tiny little clicking noises when you push the keys.
6. The background noise in the closest Sam's Club store to us is loud enough to deafen a person. It was quiet in there before!
6. And more: Much more.

That is a short partial list of things I really don't want to hear anyway!

However, I have become somewhat of a hermit/recluse because of not being able to hear people talk and I am looking forward to hearing conversations again. I HOPE I don't find out that I don't want to hear most of those either!

These hearing aids were expensive - actually not top of the line expensive, but still sticker shock for me. I'm scheduled for a few follow up appointments and am writing down things that are problems (not the clanging gun belt buckle, though..) and perhaps they can make some fine tuning adjustments. I made the fellow set the volume way lower than what he said the tests indicated I need because it was too much of a shock for my poor old brain. Everything is still awfully loud to me so far.

According to what the guy explained, you can't just have a set of hearing aids and wear them on the few occasions when you want to hear. Without the regular stimulation of the normal level sounds your hearing will continue to deteriorate to the point where there is nothing which will help anymore. Much as I find life's normal noises to be extremely irritating, I really do not want to go deaf!

P.S. It is delightful to sit on the porch and hear the birds singing in the trees. "

July 29th, 2019, 09:31 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread Baby found on our porch.
" Referring to Bear's thread about the mystery baby bird back in May:
https://www.personaldefenseforum.net...highlight=bird

We have a pair of cardinals who have built nests in our snowflake viburnum a couple of times, but have not ever seen signs that they actually used them. In fact, they seemed to have moved into a taller oak tree next door.

However the past week or so the pair has been flitting around our condo regularly, in what turns out to be "parent mode." The first indication of this was a baby on our porch. A round ball of fuzzy beginning feathers and stubby winglets, it was attempting to learn to fly.

Our porch is a cement patio-type area between our garage and our front door, so it is sheltered on 3 sides. How the little one got to our porch is a major mystery, but Mom and Pop were close by nervously watching. We have a patio door in our kitchen, so I watched the action as I ate my late breakfast.

It was fascinating. The little thing would scrunch down, like a kid ready to jump, and then jump up and flap its winglets. It got up to the second horizontal siding board a few times, and one time managed to hang on for a moment with its claws.

Then it fell from the top wooden step at the end of the porch to the next step down. It repeated the "action" until it did get up to the top step. Then a little while later it had disappeared. THEN later in the evening, Gramps said he saw action in the hydrangea bush in the corner between our flower bed and the next door garage wall. Same sequence - up and then plunk, etc.

AND THEN: The next day - the wee one grew some wing feathers overnight and reappeared on one of the chairs on our porch. Here he (or she) is:
Attachment 24239

It sat on the chair arm for a very long time. Gramps went in the house and got the camera and took its picture and still it sat there, not moving. Then it started to chirp, like "feed me please" so Gramps went out back and got a few worms from our mulch bins and put them on a small clear plastic plate. The bird was still there!

Then Gramps made the mistake of picking up one of the worms and trying to hand feed the bird like he used to do with HIS pet bass in our pond back in Ohio - and as soon as his big old hand got close the bird took off - but only flew to the chair on the other side of the porch, about 8 feet away. I tried to tell him to just hold out the plate, but he stuck his hand at the bird again, and OFF IT WENT, straight up and out to the big viburnum along on the walkway.

We haven't seen it since, although we have heard some chirping from the bushes along the side of the walk and toward the front of our garage, and Pop Cardinal has been keeping watch. I would love to have seen it the next day to see how many more real feathers it had grown and if that fuzzy beginning of a top notch had developed its own feathers yet!

Join me in bidding this little one 'good flying and a long and happy life!' "

July 29th, 2019, 02:02 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread No such thing as UFO's.
" OK - then WHAT is that thing I just watched in the sky?

We live on a commercial flight path but this was not traveling in the normal direction. It did have flashing lights around the round white center, but it was WAY higher up than the normal airplanes. OK so far? There was one bright star as a reference point so I know it was not autokinesis.

The thing traveled in a straight line for a little while, then stopped, then zigzagged for a bit and then moved farther "up" (from my earth standing direction) in the sky - or toward the west, if you prefer - and then stopped and the zigzagged some more.

That is when I came in the house and locked the door. OK, I always lock the door when I come in.

So, since there is not such thing as UFO's, anyone want to guess what it was? "

July 18th, 2019, 08:50 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread How do YOU load your .22 magazines?.
" I have plastic push-down loaders for my .22 magazines. That is, until last week I had one for my Ruger Mark IV and one for my S&W M&P .22 compact magazines. Nowhere on the internet could I find one for my Browning 1911-22 magazines and they are the most 'finger-hurting' of any of them. THEN I found one on line store on EBay that makes one. The price is 3 to 4 times what I paid for the others, but it literally is the only place I could find a push-down loader for those Browning magazines!

So I ordered one. Three days later it arrived. IT WORKS!!!!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Browning-1....k/323649105098

To repeat: It works!

This is a one woman company and she does great work, even if the price was high! She also makes canvas tote bags, leather holsters and lots of other things. This is the only thing I have purchased from her, at least so far. She is not a relation and not even a personal acquaintance, but I do think her products are worth looking at. "

July 9th, 2019, 12:17 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread Today my doctor said:.
" This is gun related but I thought it actually belonged in the Off Topic forum.

I went to my GP today. Gramps and I have been his patients since he started in this group practice over 20 years ago. For this specific visit, I had to remove my blouse and under thing and wear one of those little paper things that comes almost to your waist and opens in the front. I had locked my gun in my gun vault in my car because the building is posted, but left my holster on. Not a word was said about the holster and belt,,,,,,,,,,,BUT.....

...as my doctor and the woman nurse practitioner were walking out of the exam room he commented to her:

"She shoots better than I do too"

That made my day! "

June 28th, 2019, 02:23 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread NFL team drops controversial name!.
" This news just in from my brother:

To the surprise and relief of many Americans, the Washington Redskins will apparently drop their politically sensitive name in 2019.

Dan Snyder, owner of the NFL Washington Redskins, announced yesterday the organization is dropping "Washington" from the franchise name, which, beginning with the 2019 pre-season, will be simply known as "The Redskins". Snyder stated in his surprise announcement (he finds) the word "Washington" imparts a negative image of poor leadership, mismanagement, corruption, cheating, lying, and graft, and does not conjure a suitable image for young fans of football.

"

June 27th, 2019, 08:24 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread Prayers greatly needed for my best friend.
" She is a member here. Today she had surgery for cancer and it turned out to be way, way more extensive than it looked like was going to be necessary just 10 days ago. Further detailed testing kept showing the situation to be worse, and this morning the final injection to "light up" other cells showed more in her lymph nodes.

She will now face chemo and radiation. It will be a long and difficult journey. God has saved her life several times in the past, and Jesus is by her side, but she needs our prayers - each and every one that you have time for. If you can't put it in words, remember that God hears what is in our hearts. Sharing the eternal Love that she and I share:

Please pray for her recovery.

Thank you. "

June 26th, 2019, 06:53 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread Isabelle's Shiny New Shootin' Outfit.
" She is a 1911-22 and because she loves steel as much as her owner, but her bullets are so dainty, when they hit they sound more like a “ping/ring” than a clang. So her name became Isabelle Ringer. AND HERE IS HER NEW SHOOTIN’ PARTY OUTFIT!

Attachment 23058

I ordered the antique silver belt buckle which comes close to matching the slide on the gun. Not that anyone will notice but “Belle” and I know and that’s what counts.

Attachment 23059

Her custom holster, combat cut in front, which curves to my body so it doesn't stick out at the bottom and has a ride height that fits me just right, was made by Bang Bang leather. New 1/4” thick 1 1/2" matching belt by Armour. (My older Armour belt is 3/8” thick and would not go through the loops on this or the other holsters made for me by Bang Bang Leather.) ......Continues on next post. "

June 19th, 2019, 04:17 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread Poop on the porch.
" Why is it that Bear and She Bear find a baby bird on their deck and I find piles of poop?

Our deck is about 10 feet up in the air with steps and a gate at the top of the steps. We have a sensor light and sometimes it comes on at night, but when I have gotten up to check I've never seen anything out there, and if there was a person the shadow would show through the blinds.

Anyway, this morning I looked out on the deck and there, under one of the chairs, were two piles of poop! So I got on line and the closest thing I could find in the images on line was bear poop but it could not be that because it was under that chair in a corner by the wall. So I asked Gramps and he said it had to have been a raccoon or a 'possum. It was probably a raccoon because they could easily climb the steps and over the gate. It also wasn't fresh, so Gramps said it was easy to scoop up. We do not open the blinds every day, and sometimes Gramps opens them in the morning and doesn't look down at the deck, so it could well have been there a while.

I admit that is MUCH BETTER than waking up and finding a dead mouse in a trap in my bedroom which was a daily occurrence for a while until we got the crack between the front porch and the house sealed.

Living in a semi rural area is such a joy!

/rant off "

June 11th, 2019, 10:13 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread Home invasion and attempted murder in our nice retirement community.
" Below the link are the contents of the email blast notice I just received from our community police chief's office. Here is one of the links on line:
https://www.crossville-chronicle.com...ca762620d.html

On June 3, 2019, at approximately 12:15 am a residence on St. George Drive in Fairfield Glade was burglarized. The residence was occupied by a male and female victim who were familiar with the suspected burglar. The victims barricaded themselves in their bedroom when they realized an intruder was breaking into their home. The suspect tried repeatedly to gain entry into the bedroom but was unsuccessful. Sometime during the attempted intrusion, the suspect fired several rounds through the door of the victim's bedroom. The suspect then fled the residence and was observed by a Fairfield Glade Police Officer. The suspect vehicle then turned onto Peavine Road where the Fairfield Glade unit activated the emergency equipment of blue lights and siren and began a short pursuit down Peavine Road and on to I-40 which ended on the Genesis Road exit. The vehicle came to a stop on the exit and the suspect was taken into custody. During the pursuit, officers observed the suspect throw something from the fleeing vehicle. Officers returned to the area and discovered a weapon at the location and another weapon was found inside the suspect vehicle.

Crossville Police Department, Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, and Fairfield Glade Police Department were all involved in the apprehension of the suspect. Two other Fairfield Glade units arrived at the residence and observed the bedroom door which had several bullet holes. The victims were unharmed in the residence. Sheriff Casey Cox stated that he believed the specific residents were targeted because of their familiarity with each other. Chief Mike Williams stated that he was very appreciative to the Crossville Police Department and the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office for their assistance in the swift apprehension of the intruder.

Cumberland County Sheriff's Investigators began an investigation assisted by Fairfield Glade Police. Charged in the crime is Andrew Nicholas Rich, age 29, of Blackbear Court, Crossville. He is charged with 2 counts of attempted 1st Degree Murder and 1 count of Aggravated Burglary. Rich is in the Cumberland County Jail on a $1,020,000.00 bond awaiting a June 24, 2019 court date.


I've said it before and this is proof. There is no place that is truly safe anymore! That couple was lucky the bullets that were fired through their bedroom door did not hit either of them.

Yes, as always, I'm armed at home. "

June 5th, 2019, 06:06 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread So very sad!.
" In memory of Grammar, which seems to have long since passed away. I mourn her passing!

Ever since I learned to read around age 5, if it had printing on it I read it. I read complete owner's manuals, all the details that come with any new over the counter or prescription medicine or supplement, ingredients on labels of products in stores, and full contracts before signing them.

Reading has become painful now. Today I made the mistake of reading 4 "articles" on the Fox News web site and the poor sentence structure and lack of grammar hurt my soul. To add insult to injury, I read an article in our local paper just now and it was just as bad. Novels used to be fun to read, but mostly they are a mess also now. It saddens me to say that a high percentage of the posts on all of the forums I belong to also fall into this category.

I hold on tightly to the few friends with whom I correspond. They remember and use the grammar that used to be taught in schools. So perhaps grammar is not completely dead, after all, but still hanging on by a very thin thread? "

May 31st, 2019, 11:11 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread 11 or 12 killed in Municipal building shooting in Va. Beach Va..
" https://www.foxnews.com/us/police-12...beach-shooting

Just read this as breaking news. One headline said 12 people killed but the body of the poorly written article said 11, with about 6 more wounded. The usual: Disgruntled city employee. Police killed the maniac. Name not released yet.

My best friend lives in Norfolk. That's very close. Norfolk FBI is assisting.

I do not know, but suspect that employees are not allowed to carry guns in that Municipal building.

To make the whole thing even more muddy, this report says the "suspect" was killed while farther down the page it says the "suspect" was taken into custody!
https://www.foxnews.com/us/the-lates...virginia-beach

"Believe none of what you hear and only half of what you see." Don't know if these unbelievably sloppy reports can be classed as hearing or seeing though. "

May 31st, 2019, 06:55 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread Memorial day sale - best price ever on S&W .22 compact.
" This gun is THE MOST FUN to shoot of any gun I've ever owned. I paid way more for mine at a LGS and am tempted to get another one at this price, but the gun is so totally reliable and non-ammo picky that I really don't feel I need a back up for it.

Anyway, if you have been thinking of buying a .22 handgun, this one will comfortably fit almost all hand sizes, and is a fantastic training gun for new shooters, as well as being "the one I take every range trip" for those of us who have been shooting for decades. It is perfect for anyone with reduced hand strength with easy to rack slide and decent trigger. The other plus factor for me is that it fits the same holsters as my Shield .380 EZ, thus saving some money in the accessory department. It is larger than a regular S&W Shield.

I've dealt with PSA before and they are a great company. NOTE that this is a Memorial Day sale only, so if you want one at this price you need to act fast. Not sure how many they have in stock, but as of this moment in time it does say it is in stock.

https://palmettostatearmory.com/s-w-...lr-pistol.html

If you do get one, pay attention to all the customer comments saying you need to put red locktite on the rear elevation screw when you get it adjusted properly. They WILL fall out otherwise. "

May 25th, 2019, 09:01 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread Happy birthday pdf forum!.
" Today, May 21, is the 3rd birthday of the PDF forum.

A couple owner changes along the way,
but still want to say
Happy BIRTH DAY!


Attachment 22218 "

May 21st, 2019, 02:07 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread Shooting steel - lots of it.
" It's been 2 months since I did a thread on my last range trip - and I think I've only been able to get out once in all that time due to ongoing health issues. Now at last I found a doctor who is helping me. He is slow and methodical but that is a good thing. I am making progress!

TODAY WAS RANGE DAY AGAIN!

Due to health issues I have not been able to get out to shoot hardly at all for the past 4 months. TODAY WAS RANGE DAY!

I took my Mark IV Lite and my Browning 1911-22. I am pleased to report that the Mark IV Lite behaved herself very well, with only one bobble in 100 rounds, with magazines fully loaded. This is wonderful, after all the problems I had with that gun, seemingly forever. As a range toy this 1% failure rate is acceptable - and certainly worlds better than when it would shoot one or 2 rounds and then jam! I am shooting ONLY CCI Mini Mags through her now.

As for the Browning: She behaved herself beautifully through her 100 rounds, even going to slide lock each time the magazines were empty, which is something she hasn't done in the past. I shot Aguila Super Extra through her. She isn't ammo picky like the Ruger is.

I shot steel the whole time today because our club recently chose to make one of the two pistol ranges steel only and there are at least a couple dozen different steel targets there now. AND it was really hot. AND that range has a covered pavilion, shielding you from the direct sun. (The other range is now paper targets only.)

Shooting steel with .22's is not as much fun as with "real bullets" because the flags on the dueling tree wobble a bit but won't swing around and the same is true of most of the other action steel targets. At least the small hanging gongs did swing gently forward and back! All targets had been freshly painted so even if they didn't move I could see the splatter marks. I had 3, maybe 4, misses out of the total of 200+ rounds.

Then at the end I put a couple magazines full of .380 through my SIG P238 carry gun to burn the lint out.

Came home, ate a protein bar and cleaned guns.

IT WAS A VERY GOOD DAY! "

May 18th, 2019, 09:02 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread Got help with program to read emails with .msg extensions.
" See Post #4 for the solution I received.
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I have tens of thousands of emails saved to my hard drive. I have MS Office on one computer and all of those saved emails retain their .eml extensions.

HOWEVER, I also transfer all of my files from that computer to a second computer which does not have MS Office on it. Some time ago I had installed Thunderbird email client on that computer and although I never use it anymore, it still functioned to open the .eml files if I wanted to read any of them.

NOW after the latest MS update every single .eml message on that second computer has been changed from .eml to .msg and I can no longer open them. If I click on any one of them it opens notepad with machine language showing.

That second computer gives me the option of signing up for a messaging account. No other option. These are NOT messaging feed messages!

Does anyone know what I can do to get those .msg files so I can actually read the emails? I have searched on line and can find nothing at all to help.

Note: For emails that are still in my Outlook client on my machine with Office, I can save as many as I want to a .txt file but I clean out Outlook both on my computer and also on line so there is nothing I can do about the other 8 or 10 years of files that have been changed to .msg extensions.

There is no way that I've found to save any .eml messages already on the hard drive as .txt files, other than opening every single one ONE AT A TIME. That would take years. I don't have years.

Help will be greatly appreciated. "

May 17th, 2019, 10:30 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread Proud of our local PD.
" Recently our retirement/resort community's police department went through an accreditation process. Part of the process was police "stuff" - qualifications, structure, and way more. Part of it was input from people who live in the community. CALEA stands for Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies

I just received an email notifying us that our police department is now accredited. A small snippet from the email I received:

....named a CALEA accredited law enforcement agency. To appreciate how special that designation is, you need to know that of the six hundred law enforcement agencies in Tennessee, only thirty-five are CALEA accredited.
We have lived here for over 25 years and have been favorably impressed with our Police Department (formerly called public safety) as we watched it grow into a serious/formal police department, while still maintaining a central focus of community service. I wanted to share that good news. "

May 9th, 2019, 01:19 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread Medicare card being canceled - oh my, what shall I do now?.
" So "that guy" from India or Pakistan phoned me yesterday to inform me that he is from Medicare and there was a glitch in the new cards that were sent out. They will expire shortly and he had to verify my information so Medicare can send me a new valid card.

I told him I would go to the Medicare site and see what they had to say about this problem. But he didn't get discouraged: He proceeded to read off my complete street address and asked me to verify it. I don't know what the next thing would have been that I had to "verify" but am guessing it would be my new Medicare card number, probably followed by my social security number.

I kept telling him NO, I will not verify anything! I will go to the Medicare web site. Then he became more aggressive and told me they are canceling my Medicare card NOW. I said FINE, just before he hung up on me.

I looked on line and this scam has not hit the on line warnings yet. I can see people falling for it, though. Every week in the police report we get by email someone else in our community has been scammed out of a lot of money - some few have been several thousands of dollars from one scam! "

May 7th, 2019, 03:17 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread School shoooting planned in my semi rural county.
" This is not close to home - this IS home!

http://www.newschannel10.com/2019/04...entary-school/

Two sixth graders! That is the most frightening and horrible aspect of this. The up side is that it did get reported and they were arrested before they could carry out their plans. And plan, they did!

Not even middle school and not high school: Still in elementary school! This has already made the national news, Washington Post, etc. "

April 30th, 2019, 07:10 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread Prayers and Help for my dear friend.
" My very good friend @upwardjourney, a member of this forum, has started a new “hobby business” with another friend of hers. They are calling their new business “Friendly bows.” My friend is disabled, her husband works hard, but their income is very limited. She has started this new venture as a way to make extra income and also to share love and joy with others.

Their first venture at a large local craft show went very well and encouraged them to branch out to on line sales, and also possibly to bulk sales to places like family beauty shops for the girly bows, and to pet groomers (for the doggie bows).

At this point they are making hair bows for both little and big girls and also for “fur babies.” The ready to ship bows are on clips or on pony tail elastic bands, your choice when you place the order. A woman who doesn’t have her own kids but has little girl or teen age nieces (or granddaughters) who will enjoy wearing the creations could order these as special treat/gifts. Yes, they do special orders also.

I never had any idea that hair bows could be anything other than “bows” but these two women have created hair bows/decorations for more themes than I would have thought possible. Here is a link to her Facebook page, with bows in many different categories:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Friendly...=page_internal
Gosh, I just checked again and see that there are more categories now than there were a week ago! The best way to see them is to click on the category albums. Click on “Photos” and all of the albums will show up, and you can click and enjoy from there. Since I'm not a "Facebook person" she had to explain to me that how you buy things on a Facebook page is to send a PM, tell the person what you want, get the total plus shipping and then you can pay through Facebook or Paypal.

She is also selling them on eBay, and here’s a link to that page, although she hasn’t had time to put pictures of very many of them on there just yet
https://www.ebay.com/usr/friend_6135
Be warned that on the eBay order pages, there are links at the bottom of individual bow pages to other bow makers that are not my friend’s creations.

I'm sure that if you want to buy several bows, contacting my friend through her eBay contact will enable her to give you a shipping price for multiples in one package that will be a lot lower per bow than ordering one at a time.

If you would be interested in purchasing the ready to ship bows for any young girls or teenagers in your family or circle of friends, I know that my friend would be grateful for the business. And if you would tell others about this project it would be very helpful also.

On behalf of my very close friend, and knowing how incredibly caring the folks are on this forum, thank you all for your prayers for her in this venture AND for your support if you buy any of the bows, and pass the word about them to others! "

April 20th, 2019, 07:56 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread Wright Leather Works need feedback.
" I need a holster for my Browning Black Label 1911-22 and almost no one makes any that are even close to what I can use. In fact, hardly anyone makes them at all! The 1911-380 and the 1911-22 are the same size and most of the holsters are listed as for the 1911-380 - in case you know of somewhere I can get what I really want, which is OWB, STRAIGHT CANT.

That does not seem to exist and the person who has made custom leather holsters for me in the past has personal things that are making it so there is no way of knowing if and when he can make what I want/need for this gun.

I DO NOT WANT KYDEX FOR THIS GUN! It's an 85% size 1911 and the slide is a silver grey finish that can mar easily. It needs tender loving care.

In the meantime, I did find an IWB holster with leather loops from Wright Leather Works that has holes in the leather so you can move the leather straps to turn it into a straight cant or even a reverse cant:
https://www.wrightleatherworks.com/c...er-iwb-holster

BUT I hate to order from a totally unknown company (to me) and wait 8 to 10 weeks and pay over $100 for a holster that might not be good quality.

HELP, INFORMATION ANYONE?

If these are good holsters, I will still want the custom OWB one from my friend if and when he ever gets to the point of being able to do leather work again. "

April 12th, 2019, 08:49 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread Gramps' New 1911 First shots and photos.
" NOTE: I changed the title of this thread....but you'll have to scroll down for today's report of first shots and gun porn.
= = = = =

Will this ever be an actual carry gun for him? Who knows.

It's a Rock Island Armory 9mm 1911 and he usually carries .40 or .45 acp. Also, every time in the past 37 years that we've been married that he's bought a 1911 (A man's GOT TO HAVE a 1911!), he has traded it in after a few months. He loves the look of them but it seems that he doesn't like to shoot them. However: I sort of suspect that perhaps my 2 SIG P238's and my Browning 1911-22 got Gramps thinking that he really does need a real 1911 of his own. He got the 9mm because the ammo is so cheap right now.

Anyway, one of the LGS's gave him the best deal to be found including all the usual on line stores, so the gun plus 3 extra magazines is on order, to arrive sometime mid week this coming week. He phoned me from the store, all exited. The only thing that could have been better was if they had one in stock that he could have brought straight home with him.

He already sold a rifle he never used, and some other things to finance this purchase.

Here is a picture of it on Bud's even though he bought it at a LGS.........but "we know you need pictures!"
https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/...grip_black_par

Will I post an update?

You betcha! IN FACT - UPDATE IS NOW POSTED, or will be as soon as I write it up! - Keep scrolling down. "

April 5th, 2019, 03:07 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread Belts vs. belly bands.
" I have weighed in many times on "what is the best belt" threads, giving feedback on the various good quality gun belts I own. So far, the thickest, heaviest belt I have has been the best for not producing lower back pain by the end of the day.

Things have changed. As the arthritis in my right hip has seemed to get worse and worse, I'm finding that every belt I own causes major pain. Perhaps the belts have made the problem worse over time?

Some time ago I bought an inexpensive belly band on Amazon (under $20), specifically for left hand shooters. It comes in either right or left hand. I used it when I went to Tai Chi classes and wore warm up type elastic waist pants. All of them seem to be made in China so I can't see much difference from one brand to another. This is soft lined neoprene and very stretchy. Very stretchy. When it first arrived it smelled....like neoprene, rubber, whatever, but the smell went away after a couple days of hanging it outside in the fresh air.

However, with my recent increased pain problems, today I decided to wear that belly band around my waist instead of lower on my hips like before. I also did not tighten it to be really secure. For just around the house, with my jeans over the lower part of it, it has stayed in place AND my hip isn't killing me tonight! It has an elastic retention strap, and the gun fits snugly into the elastic pocket so I'm not in danger of it falling out if I have to bend over to wipe up a spill on the kitchen floor or plant "a flower."

I carry either my G42 or one of my P238's so the size and weight of the guns has not been the problem. The pain has been caused by the belt pushing against the top of my hip bone!

I will still wear a good gun belt when I go out, but it looks like the belly band is going to be my daily carry device. Might have to buy a second one. For what they cost, two of them is less money than one good gun belt. In anyone wants to know exactly which one I have, here it is:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Not my first choice and not a true fast draw by any means, but we do what we have to. I would much rather have my gun on my body than "close by" where I could walk away and not have it immediately if I ever needed it! "

March 29th, 2019, 09:28 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread WARNING - even old flip phones can be hacked!.
" So, Gramps doesn't pay much attention to detail stuff - like noticing that the 1800 minutes he had on his old flip phone were rapidly disappearing. SOME ONE HACKED HIS PHONE NUMBER. It's a dumb phone, for heaven's sake!

Today he phoned from Kroger and was cut off in the middle of our "buy it or not" conversation" with a notice that he was out of air time.

A long phone call with the Tracfone guy resulted in Gramps getting a new phone number and the old one being cancelled. However, we lost over $180 - someone stole our money and minutes!

The guy said there has been heavy activity on that phone number lately. Well, obviously there was, but it for sure wasn't Gramps. They do not reimburse you when someone steals your minutes. At least the guy did get Gramps' new phone number put on my account where both of our numbers are on the Tracfone web site. And "at least" the double minutes for life that we paid for when the phones were new is still working with his new phone number.

Lessons learned:

Try to pay close attention to minutes remaining on your dumb phone every time you turn it on! If you notice anything strange, call your service provider instantly.

Even bigger lesson learned: Do not buy a service package with more minutes than you can afford to lose!

So far my phone still has its minutes. I almost never use mine. Gramps only uses his to call me from the golf course or the grocery store, and he turns it off the instant he thinks he is done with his phone call. And it was still hacked. "

March 12th, 2019, 02:41 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread Finally got to the range today without a student in tow!.
" It was a perfect day: 68 degrees, gentle breeze and mostly sunshine. Would everyone else have the same idea and the range be super crowded? Possibly, but I was determine to go in any case. As it turned out, when we got there, there were 3 groups on the upper range and only one man on the lower range. He was just finishing up so we had that big range to ourselves for a while. (The upper range is most popular because there is a covered pavilion and a series of target stands, plus two sets of steel plates off to the side of the pavilion.)

The last 3 times I've been to the range have been with the Women's League, serving as teacher and safety officer, or one trip with a newbie. I get to do some shooting, but not much and mostly not what I really want to do which is practice shooting on the move.

Mostly I was shooting at 7 yards, but moved in closer and at angles for on the move shooting.

I did not save my targets because - not thinking of writing this report - I let Gramps paste new targets over used ones. Sorry, folks. Suffice it to say that I took more time with all of the head shots and they were all good ones, mostly center of the target. Even the medium size target on the body of the IDPA cardboard target looked good with both guns - although when I was shooting as I moved forward, backwards and sideways in either direction, several of the shots were "not exactly" in the middle.

I first shot the @*%# Ruger Mark IV Lite which I've written about several times in the past. This is the one that our friend came over to help install the Volquartsen accurizing trigger kit. Gramps took her out a few days ago and found that if you feed her only CCI mini mags she functions properly. As soon as you try to feed her Aguila Super Extra High Velocity she balks - FT Eject, stovepipes, etc.

The published velocity of the Aguila is 1255 ft/sec compared to the CCI mini mags 1260 ft/sec. There should not be any difference. But THERE IS!

Today I shot 70 rounds flawlessly through the Mark IV for the first time ever: Some small groups of 2 to 4 and some strings of 6 at a more rapid fire pace. SUCH a beautiful super light and smooth trigger pull, but mostly the fact that she functioned well, means I am reclaiming her for mine. Gramps can still use her if and when he chooses but that will be very rarely. So now the cuss marks will be removed from the front part of her name.

Then I shot 63 rounds through my Browning 1911-22: The one that went back to the factory because it was shooting VERY HIGH at all distances. I've posted about that one also. Today I fed her a steady diet of the Aguila and the slide locked back every time on empty - that's a new first. In the past sometimes it locked back and sometimes not. (There were 3 rounds left in the box, so why not finish it?)

This is a VERY NICE GUN indeed - now. Kind of funny: The first trigger pull seemed like the gun was malfunctioning because it wouldn't pull straight back......THEN I remembered that the SA trigger pull on this gun is closer to 6+ pounds which is twice as heavy as the one on the Mark IV. No problems of any kind from then on. What was really interesting is that my targets were as accurately shot as with the longer barrel Mark IV and the CCI rounds!

I felt very iffy for quite a while about this Browning and didn't think she would ever earn a personal name. I have a very special name reserved for a .22 that can earn it. When you shoot steel with a .22, instead of "clang" you get a higher pitched almost bell-like tone. The name is

ISABELLE RINGER (Belle for short - not quite the belle of the ball, but a very nice looking little 1911 in any case)

And today little Miss Browning earned the name - even though I didn't shoot any steel this day.

I took loaded magazines and Gramps reloaded as fast as I emptied them, so I could have shot another 100 rounds, but another small group came to use that lower range. We could have shared the range easily, but i figured I had accomplished what I went to do, so we chatted with them a while and then packed up our stuff and headed for home.

Home again, cleaned both guns and made supper.

A very good day, it was. "

March 10th, 2019, 07:02 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread If you think she can easily be disposed of, think again.
" A lot of speculation about how Pelosi is going to swat Alexandria down. Watch this and rethink everything:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h5i...ature=youtu.be

This is very well trained pretty decent actress who is and will continue to follow the script she is given. And THAT is extremely dangerous! "

March 8th, 2019, 09:53 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread A really nice kid - touched my heart.
" We don't hear much about the good kids. Last night we met one!

We got a new over the stove microwave and the installer came at 5 PM. He had his 15 year old daughter in the car and asked if he could bring her in because she wanted to help. He told us she asked if she could help - and then if she would get paid.....He said maybe and got the 15 normal year old girl eye roll response. He told us that before she came in.

Well, she came in, was introduced, and immediately started taking the small parts out of the top of the conglomeration in the box and laid them very neatly on the counter. From then on she did exactly what she was quietly told to do, pleasantly, and quietly. She has a lovely smile!

He had a terrible time getting the old microwave out because it had been jammed/wedged in improperly and did not want to come out without a bunch of drilling through the metal brackets, etc.

As things turned out an essential bolt (that is not something you can get anywhere except from the manufacturer) was missing from the new microwave, and Dad had to take the whole thing apart and get inside, where fortunately it had fallen. This all meant they were at our house for about 2 hours total - at what would normally be their supper time. I offered them a snack bar and they both said no thank you and kept working.

She helped clean up, vacuum, take all the stuff out to the car including packing material, tools, etc.

I paid her Dad (he had to charge extra because of having to do the repair thing, which was totally understandable), and handed the daughter a ten dollar tip. THEN you should have seen that brilliant smile and sparkling eyes!

The installer phoned the appliance store this morning to tell them what happened, plus the fact that the paper mounting template had obviously been used before although it really didn't look like the rest of the stuff had been out of the box. Gramps went to town to talk to the woman at the store, with the written bill from the installer showing the extra time. He mentioned that I had given the teenager a $10 tip and the woman grinned and said, "She is a really sweet kid!" Yes, indeed she certainly is.

I wanted to share that to let you know that the good kids are out there and I think there are a lot of them who are willing to work and to be helpful in any way they can!

(Yes, the store reimbursed us for the extra charge on the installation, and even for the $10 tip, which was not necessary. The woman at the store had neglected to put a note in the box saying she had loaned that paper template to another installer for a microwave that came with no template in the box. The bolt that fell into the microwave had to have happened at the factory.) "

March 6th, 2019, 09:34 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite