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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Where To Retire.
" It seems to me that where the climate is pleasant for most of the year, the bugs are to be found in profusion all of the year.

Where I live we are around 2,000 ft. altitude and have four seasons. It is not exactly possible to describe those seasons, though, other than winter is a lot colder than summer and spring and fall are sort of between the two. Some summers we live in a rain forest and other summers we live in a desert. Same house, same spot on the GPS. And of course we have bugs, but most of the time they are fairly manageable IF you do not leave your windows open at night. No-see-ums fly right through screens! "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Sit P238 range trip.
" I agree that my two P238's are not the MOST accurate of my carry guns, but they are totally reliable and not ammo picky. As I shot them more over time "the guns" became more accurate! Funny how that happens, isn't it?

You are right - they sure do get DIRTY, fast! I'm very careful to not over-oil them, per the owners' manual, but they get dirty pretty fast anyway. (At least compared to a Glock, but I use Frog Lube on my Glocks and that keeps them a lot cleaner) And because the SIG's are so small, cleaning all those tiny cracks and corners is a challenge, but I've gotten better at that over time also.

As far as the sights: I never pay attention to dots, lines, or whatever. My mind actually blocks them out and I use the sights as if they are solid. Works for me. EXCEPT with the Browning 1911-22 I have that came with fiber optic sights. Those dots are SO BRIGHT outside in the sun that it is impossible to ignore them.

Here's a picture from 2 years ago, a couple months after I got my first P238, comparing My G42 with the SIG
Attachment 23121 "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread She’s 103 and Just Ran the 100-Meter Dash. Her Life Advice? ‘Look for Magic Moments’.
" Good for her! I can't hardly walk 100 yards (or meters) anymore! "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread New member from Detroit, MI.
"
Quote Originally Posted by Hammer1270 View Post
Welcome From NY! The most 2A friendly State on the Planet....
OOPS - Looks like @Hammer1270 is on the tequilla again.

And, welcome to the forum, @boomstick1 "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Isabelle's Shiny New Shootin' Outfit.
"
Quote Originally Posted by Subhuman View Post
Ok I just got a good look at your new holster and I was wrong it isn't built off of his Shadow design, the face looks like it but the whole back is completely different, still I do like how it gives you that slight drop leg position with that top mounted belt loop, very nice, my mistake on saying it was a shadow design, cant see a lot of detail on this little phone screen
Yeah - my needs are so unique that I do believe he starts from scratch in designing each holster he makes for me. Some I need a slight reverse cant and some, like this one, a straight drop with the grip at a specific height. I know, of course, that he incorporates the knowledge from all the "guy" holsters he's done in the past. This is the first one he has put the tension screws in and somehow with this one he knew I would need them. He's totally amazing! "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Isabelle's Shiny New Shootin' Outfit.
" RANGE DAY! It finally stopped raining. I wanted to see if I can shoot Gramps' new RIA 9mm 1911 - I CAN! It's heavy enough to absorb enough recoil that it feels about like shooting one of my .380's. No, I won't steal it from him, but it is nice to know I can shoot it. It is super accurate and has a nice SA trigger.

And Belle and her new outfit came along, of course! It is a bit of a challenge to draw because of the width of the top back of the holster plus the width of the belt, but after a couple or three times I pretty much figured how to do it. It takes a very slight grip adjustment when the gun is out of the holster, but since this is a run range gun and not a SD carry gun that is not an issue.

As usual, Belle performed beautifully. I just wish her SA trigger was more like a regular 1911! It is stiff and "clicky" until you get used to it, but shooting more than 100 or 120 rounds is hard on my trigger finger and I have to be very careful to take care of that hand because I don't have a third hand to resort to for shooting. I was not shooting for accuracy today until I went to the steel plate range and used the last 25 rounds I had with me on the really small steel targets. The rest of the time I was working on one handed shooting, shooting on the move, seeing how close I could come to true double taps, and stuff like that.

A day on the range IS A GOOD DAY!!!!

I phoned the local restaurant that has "Mexican grill" food like a Qdoba and asked what their hours are tomorrow because it is my birthday and going out to eat is an extremely rare thing for us. They are closed on Saturdays, so I guess I'll have my birthday burrito bowl tonight instead. That's OK. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Anybody order anything, get anything, or expecting anything today?.
"
Quote Originally Posted by GRCarry View Post
I just checked and found that they are 90 minute drive from me. I'll have to check and see if he has some sort of store front. It would be a nice excuse to head over and catch some lake view. And get a belt.
I suspect he works out of his home, but I bet if you send him an email, and give him your phone number, he might call you. You could order a belt and he probably would be happy for you to pick it up from him- saving the $10 shipping fee even if spending some on gasoline. If he were closer I'd do that because I'd love to meet him!

He told me he's been taking care of a family member, so he might not be as easy to reach as he was before but I know for sure he WILL get back to you! You can let him know you heard about him here. I don't think he knows that I'm "ShooterGranny" on the forums, but he might remember the woman who ordered a tan belt 2 years ago and and yesterday received the new black one that she ordered on June 10th. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Anybody order anything, get anything, or expecting anything today?.
" Received my new black Armour gun belt yesterday, June 19th. I placed the order on June 10th. Given that it takes 3 days transit time to reach me after it is shipped and I received it on June 19th, that was a 6 day production time which in my book is very good for any custom leather maker. Picture of the belt plus the new holster made for me by Bang Bang leather is on this thread:
https://www.personaldefenseforum.net...Shootin-Outfit

There may be another belt maker with as much choice in terms of leather color, thread color and buckles. I'm not sure there is another one with all those choices who makes dual layer leather belts in 1/2" increments for the length, with 7 oval holes spaced 3/4" apart...and will do one row of stitching instead of two if you ask him to.

Of particular interest: In the package was a note of apology from Mike "for the delay" and thanking me for my patience! This is service above and beyond almost any other custom place I know of. Both this 1/4" thick black belt and the 3/8" thick tan one he made for me more than 2 years ago will last my lifetime and probably longer than the lifetime of whoever inherits them from me!

I have several other brands that I've purchased over the past 20+ years. Some are quite good and others "not so," but for me Armour is by far the best of any I've ever owned.

This is a totally unsolicited testimony. Others will probably have their own "better than anything else you can buy" brands, many of which have been mentioned on threads that are specifically about gun belts. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Isabelle's Shiny New Shootin' Outfit.
"
Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
A good looking gun deserves fine leather, well done.
Yepper. I have three guns that I will NOT put in Kydex. This is one of them. The others are My SIG Rainbow and my Ruger Mark IV Lite, and I have a Bang Bang Leather holster for each of them also. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Isabelle's Shiny New Shootin' Outfit.
" We are ready for action!

Attachment 23060

I had the belt made larger than I need right now because I lost 10 pounds due to illness and expect I will gain some (most?) of it back, but it fits OK in the last hole for now. Also, because of having so little strength in my hands, wrists and arms, Gramps and I (actually he did it) put super thick plastic around it to stretch the new holster so it would be easy for me to draw and reholster, but it also was too loose without the retention screws that “Mr. Bang Bang” knew I would probably need. Now it is perfect in every way for me with the right amount of retention so the gun will not fall out if I get turned upside down or flipped onto my side, but still easy to use!

As we age or have health issues a lot of adjustments have to be made if we are to keep shooting. It sometimes takes a bit of doing but for me it is well worth it.

Now, if it stops raining so I can get to the Shootin’ Range! "

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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. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread What were you doing 50 years ago (1969)?.
" I was a divorced single mom with two little boys, keeping busy with helping with cub scouts, taking care of the boys, working full time and maintaining an active social life. Phew. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread What's Fer Supper??.
" Beans and greens. NO CORNBREAD! We don't eat corn anything. Beans were cooked from scratch/dried and spiced "just right" and the greens were spinach and Red chard, seasoned with olive oil and lemon juice.

I told Gramps that if he was a real good boy I would make ice cream this evening. I make that in my one quart VitaMix container, using a base of ricotta cheese, with some soy milk, a bit of vanilla, a touch of maple syrup and lots of frozen peaches and whatever else I want for the flavor of the day. Chocolate cherry is a real winner, but blueberry is not to be sneezed at either! Or chocolate/peanut butter, or chocolate/raspberry, or.....whatever. It's all super creamy and delicious. (And healthy, but do NOT tell anyone!) "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Retro BBQ EDC.
" Good selection of accoutrements!

How about clothes? Didn't you wear clothes from the 70's and 80's too? I think I still have a few things in a closet or drawer. Not many, though, because I kept wearing them until they got all worn out to pieces. (I really did!) I do still have a heavy fleece bathrobe that Gramps threatens to throw in the trash, but it is still warm and cozy, although I couldn't wear it to a barbecue, I suppose. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Bear be headin inta the lion's den....
" You sho nuff are doin a lot of driving! I hope you are getting some interesting sight seeing done on the way. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Glock has returned to my home.
" Your wife is going to have a real ball with that 42! In the pictures it looks gold, and it is a "good as gold" gun in many ways.

I remember when I got my first one, I took it to the range at one of the Wednesday competition shoots and after the shoot was finished I took myself and my new Glock down range to about 7 or 10 yards (can't remember now for sure) and shot the middle out of a target. Walked back with smile on face!

One of the guys said, "Good shooting!" and I just grinned and replied, "It's a Glock!" That was back when double stack Glocks and Smith revolvers were all I shot and I had resisted getting the new-to-the-market 42 because I didn't shoot mouse guns! How times have changed since then, when now I can't shoot much of anything else beside .380 and .22!

I do want to try Gramps' new RIA 1911 9mm some time soon though. It is so heavy that I think just maybe it will absorb enough recoil that I will be able to shoot it. It is also so heavy that I won't be able to shoot very many rounds through it - but I want to try. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Corny Jokes.
" AARGH!!! "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Glock has returned to my home.
" Congratulations on getting yet another great deal!

I really loved my Glock 42 - until my hand/arthritis problems got worse and I could no longer rack the slide. I use regular size UpLula for loading magazines and now need a HandiRacker to rack the slide back to slide lock. It still shoots totally accurately as long as I do my part.

Enter the SIG P238. The first one and then a second one. They are super easy to rack, but not super easy to clean because they are so tiny inside and that presents challenges when trying to get every crack and cranny clean. They are also very close to as accurate as the G42 when shot by me.

Then enter the Shield .380 EZ and that is a larger gun, better for range use, and as easy to rack and shoot in every way as the SIG's.

There is a lot of choice now. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread We had to cut our trip to Houston short: AC went out in our house.
" That sounds like the family owned heating/cooling business that we've dealt with for over 25 years. There still are some honest contractors to be found. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Great Buy.
" That's really kind of a touching story.

I have one son who is "such a car guy" that he might be pleased if he thought his ashes could someday be kept with his favorite car. Maybe not though. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Poop on the porch.
"
Quote Originally Posted by elmacgyver0 View Post
If it was very dark and had berry seeds in it, it was probably a raccoon, they love to poop in places that will tick you off.
It was dark but I didn't get close enough to see what was in it, and there aren't any berries in season around us yet. As mentioned, it was fairly dried by the time I saw it and Gramps scooped it. I know that raccoon skat will sometimes have some undigested corn in it, and there was nothing that looked like that at all.

Just looked up raccoon poop on line again and that is definitely what these things looked like. Not that it helps to know for sure. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread the P226 & P229 what I think.
" Great detailed comparison review of two excellent guns.

You know the standard advice on this forum is "buy them both" anyway. When you get deals like you get it's hard to not buy them both! "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread We had to cut our trip to Houston short: AC went out in our house.
" Sounds like it is high time to get a new system. Thirty years is a very long time for an HVAC system to live! With the military credit and the courtesy credit of the previous service fee, it seems you are getting a pretty reasonable deal.

And thanks for the heads up about the crummy warranty company. It seems you now have to check out warranty companies before buying any warranty for anything! I never thought about the possibility that they would choose (friend or relative?) the only service people they would pay for.

We seldom have extended the warranties for anything past what we got originally. A couple times I added the cost of the warranty premiums over 10 years and it came out to about the price of a new whatever, but that's been mostly for refrigerators and the like. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Poop on the porch.
"
Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
I'm no "scatologist" but something leaves it poop on my driveway and sidewalk.
Whatever it is, it knows not to venture into land mine territory! "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread We had to cut our trip to Houston short: AC went out in our house.
" Sorry your trip was cut short but you sure got a lot done while you were there!

I have been very much against smart appliances but since we had our backup generator installed and I get two emails on one afternoon each week to notify me that it went into 5 minute run/test mode and then it was back to standby, it seems that some things are pretty good when they can be monitored from a distance. It is still a concern to me because of potential hackers. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Poop on the porch.
"
Quote Originally Posted by truckerjoe View Post
Bear promise it not him! She Bear want you to know that bird left plenty of poop. As for mouse, one time Bear's had cat follow them on walk and back to Bear Cave. She Bear gave cat milk. Next morning cat left Bear's a half a mouse! Never saw cat again!
Granny knows it wasn't any bears of any kind. Bears don't fit under chairs.

Bear had nice cat that paid for its meal in cat currency. "

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ShooterGranny replied to the thread Op Ed: Something To Get Your Blood Pressure To Rise !.
" Most everyone says this doublethink situation can be turned around. Here is an Op Ed opinion from our local paper of today that basically says it is already too late - 1984 arrived a while ago

https://crossville-chronicle-cnhi.ne...cffcf22_1ba7fc

If you click on the opinion article it should open in a format large enough to read, next to the image of that newspaper page.

Even that author has some hope, though. Some. "

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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 "

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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

ShooterGranny created the thread Malware loaded to your computer instantly.
" Yes, I have virus etc. protection on my computers. Good thing, too, because yesterday I was surfing and clicked on a new item link from one news web page. Almost instantly this huge pop out thing showed up with loud voices, accompanied by a MS notice that it was malware and was being blocked. I immediately clicked out of that and closed my browser.

Yeah? The next time my computer ran a scan it FOUND that malware program installed on my computer. It is in quarantine. I proceeded to run the full scan using the MS software, and also ran Malwarebytes and nothing else was found.

That was scary, though!

Anyone without a good, active protection software on their computer is going to get totally loaded with viruses and malware like right now! "

March 3rd, 2019, 09:54 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread Old friends in new places.
" This afternoon I joined the Smith & Wesson forum, hoping that maybe someone there would be able to help me with a problem with my Shield EZ, where the magazines will not go all the way in if the slide is forward. When the slide is locked back they go in slick and easy.

I researched in on line and it seems to be a problem with other Shield models also. The only answer I could find on line was to SLAM those babies in, which I am incapable of doing, and sure won't try with my hand damaged too much already!

ANYWAY - the first person to post a welcome to me was our very own Wookie, LimaCharlie.

New place for me - old friend from "home base."

I don't hold out much hope of getting a solution, though, because that forum is not terribly active. You would think with so many S&W owners that it would be a jumpin' place, but seems not to be. And talk about loading SLOW......oh my goodness! "

March 2nd, 2019, 06:53 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread WINCHESTER .38 special ammo recall - IMPORTANT.
" Just saw this

https://winchester.com/Support/Custo...A38SPVP-Recall

If you have any Winchester .38 special ammo check the above page for the code numbers and lot numbers and do NOT use the ammo. Winchester says to contact them. "

March 1st, 2019, 08:38 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread After market slide finishes vs. factory finishes - durability.
" Granted that this is a small sample size and performed with Glocks and not a variety of other brands, but I thought it was very interesting to see that different (named) processes of coating pistols slides showed a very wide range of wear after 1,000 holster draws, from the same brand of holster. Further details on the web page below.

Yes, the study was done by a company that does the process, but I feel they made every attempt to do it without bias. I may be wrong, of course.

I think the study was well done, given the sample size, and would definitely use the results in making a decision as to which coating I was going to pay for IF I ever had a slide coated with an after market product. If you are considering having one of your slides coated you might also find this quite interesting.

https://robarguns.com/blog/2019/02/1...etal-finishes/

From my personal experience, the FDE finish on my factory SIG P238 Scorpion model has shown more holster wear at the end of the barrel and other places on the slide than any of my other guns. I also have a fairly new Browning 1911-22 which has a dull gray finish on the slide from the factory. I do not have a holster for it yet, but strongly suspect that finish will wear off and show scrapes very quickly - compared to my other guns. "

February 25th, 2019, 10:16 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread Gun parts can become magnetized - not good.
" I read about this on the Ruger forum and thought it was well worth sharing here.

I never realized that gun parts could become magnetized, making them stick to each other and most definitely not work right when put back in the gun - if you can get them back in properly at all. HOW could that happen?

Here are a couple of the responses from that forum - words bolded by me

I just found this to be so when I was taking down a Mk3 22/45 lately, FP, rebound spring and support all heavily magnetized to the point of not wanting to stay in their respective places. I bought a cheap de-magnetizer from Amazon for $4 to see if I can de-magnetize the parts.

... I do use magnetic parts dishes, but not anymore.
I sometimes use a bowl too. Never had a thought about it.

Another possible source are the magnatip screwdrivers I use all the time. Most likely source as a springon the bench and a magnetic screwdriver picks it up????

Might be a good idea ! Easier to keep them with the tweezers or hemostats that I use to manipulate little bitty ones.
The great thing is you can buy a small part demagnetizer for around $10.

In one of my old jobs we had allot of automated small parts assembly. Feeders or parts would get magnetized and grind the lines to a stop we had bigger versions of this small parts unit to demag with

In the Navy we had to run entire ships and subs through degaussing processes. A large metal object crossing magnetic field lines eventually becomes magnetized.
There was more discussion plus another full thread on the subject, but I'm sharing the above as a FYI for folks who use those magnetized parts dishes, or magnetized screwdrivers. "

February 23rd, 2019, 02:20 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread ammo rebate received at long last.
" Nov. 25 2018 I ordered ammunition on the Black Friday bulk box special deal. Today, almost exactly 3 months later, I received a MasterCard debit card for $60. Finally. That rebate now officially makes the ammo a good deal.

I got my US income tax refund in less than 10 days. But what the heck. The long wait was worth getting the ammo at what is now a good deal since I got the rebate.

That is almost what I paid out of pocket for the Volquartsen accurizing trigger kit for my Ruger Mark IV Lite (I had a store credit and also 15% off regular price of that kit) so it's all pretty much a wash. And although I have not been able to get to the range to shoot the Mark IV, if it works properly I will now have a fun range gun with around a 2.5 pound trigger.

I know some people have posted that it's not worth the hassle to apply for ammo rebates, but this is the 3rd time I've done that and eventually each one of them has come through. Filing everything on line is a breeze.

NOW - how shall I spend my "windfall?" Not more ammo. I truly have enough for now and a quite a while to come. I guess I could put it toward a new microwave since ours is close to totally dying. "

February 21st, 2019, 07:49 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread What do YOU do about those emails that promise a fortune?.
" Sure, sure, I know most of us just delete them. But some few people turn them into riotous entertainment - like this British fellow:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QdPW8JrYzQ

What I found extra amusing - downright funny - about this video was that it was a TED Talk! BOY, have TED Talks changed since I stopped watching them. They used to be totally serious. I mean totally. I quit watching them regularly when too many of them were aggressively way far left. Guess I should have kept checking in from time to time. "

February 17th, 2019, 06:08 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread Basic training feature: Dime on the end of the barrel.
" This has nothing to do with live fire exercises, which include accuracy, speed and follow up shots. It is as basic as you can get:

From time to time it has been mentioned that one way to check to see if your grip is truly stable is to put a dime on the end of the barrel for dry fire practice. When you pull the trigger, if the dime stays in place it is one indicator that you are doing something right as far as gun control goes.

In the past I've always used my 686 with the laser grip when teaching newbies to learn to hold the gun steady before pulling the trigger: If you aim properly and keep the gun stable you won't see the laser dot. However, not everyone has a gun equipped with a laser.

The dime on the end of the barrel will at least verify that the person is holding the gun steady, if not verify that their aim is accurate.

The last time I got together with the woman who is the head of our Women's League (I'm her assistant) we decided to try the dime thing. Neither of us had ever done that before.

We both dry fired a few of our guns and neither of us had the dime fall off of the barrel - unless deliberately shaking it like a newbie might do. I guess we are OK, for that one thing anyway. "

February 10th, 2019, 09:00 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread Time to load up on 9mm folks.
" I get email notices from SGAmmo at least a couple times a week. Today's caught my eye even though I can no longer shoot 9mm. WHY? Because my Glocks always loved me when I fed them S&B because it is loaded a bit on the hot side. It was always the most accurate of non HP SD ammo for me also.

TODAY I see that SGAmmo has a case of 1,000 rounds of S&B 9mm for $169.80 delivered, less if you order two full cases. I also know that some "lesser brands" of 9mm can be had for less money, but anyone who, like me, prefers S&B, might want to check this out.

https://www.sgammo.com/product/selli...ot-115-grain-f

Sure wish .380 would come down like that. The cheapest I've found has been 22.4 cents per round for a case delivered and that was NOT S&B. "

February 6th, 2019, 05:08 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread Taurus Spectrum review.
" I had a few chuckles while reading the review of the Taurus Spectrum in this month's NRA American Rifleman magazine. We know that magazine gun reviews are almost always glowing, but most of the glow in this one was the brightly colored picture on the magazine's front cover.

Before quoting a few sentences from the article I will express my opinion. It looks to me like that gun was designed to appeal to women, with it's curvy colored insets and "interesting" color combinations. Upon reading the article I can't imagine a woman who knows anything about guns actually buying one. In fact, after reading the article, I think this is a gun which could turn a new shooter off permanently after one range trip.

Quotes are edited ... for brevity.

Article begins
When you walk into a gun shop and gaze upon a sea of black, polymer-frame handguns on the other side of fingerprint-opaqued glass, the colors of the Taurus Spectrum....are truly distinct...
HUH????? Our LGS's .380 ACP sections are anything but seas of black polymer! In fact, for my taste there are too many cute pink, Tiffany blue, purple, light sand (tan), flat dark earth, pukey green, etc. guns. There are never too many 1911's though, right?

Then there is glowing praise for the fact that the Taurus is made in the US, designed by engineers who formerly worked for places like FN, Remington and SIG. OK - and that means what????

The design is sleek with all edges nicely rounded - no sharp or squared things to catch on clothes or holsters. Now that is very nice, IMHO. However, they also mention that the integral sights are also rounded and almost non-existent.

The LONG trigger pull is
...a true double action pull only...of about 8 pounds 7 ounces....BUT the design does allow for second strike capability...
OH WOW... JUST WOW.

More damning with faint praise in this article, with almost all of the actual brag points being focused on how easy and inexpensive the gun is to manufacture.

I am not a Taurus basher. Mostly. With reviews like this one guess I don't have to be.

OK FOLKS -- Now you read the article and give me your opinions on what it actually was saying. After all, we each have our own perspective and understanding of things, right? "

January 28th, 2019, 10:26 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread Almost instant no flour pancakes for a quick breakfast/brunch.
" Keto or other no/low carb diet? Or do you just like fast, easy and good tasting stuff?

I almost never use recipes from the newspaper because they always look horribly unhealthy to me. However, this one called "muffin in a mug" caught my eye so I decided to try it this morning. The original recipe called for WAY TOO MUCH Cinnamon. I guess you could view it as a muffin, but I think of it as a very filling thick pancake. I renamed it "Muffin 4 one." I do not make it in a mug.

It takes less than 5 minutes to make. It looks kind of small but is very filling. A bit dry, so you need either extra butter on top (high fat) or maple syrup or jam (not keto).

The newspaper recipe said to make it in a mug, but I used a Corning petite pan (very small) or you can use an individual quiche or soufflé baker. I prefer the corning square pan for more surface area. You could cut it in half cross wise to make 2 thinner "pancakes" and have bacon or sausage on the side if you want a super hearty high protein, higher fat breakfast. Gramps ate his out of the little casserole with maple syrup on top. I put all fruit cherry jam on top of mine when it was just out of the microwave. SO, adjusted for palatability, here is the recipe:

2 Tbps. organic flaxseed meal (finely ground flax seeds)
2 Tbsp. almond meal (also called almond flour)
1/2 tsp. baking powder OR 3/8 tsp. cream of tartar plus a scant 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/8 to 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon - depending on how much you love cinnamon
a pinch of stevia or 1/4 tsp. sugar.....sugar makes it not keto.

1 large egg well beaten with fork until "fluffy"
1 1/2 tsp. water
1 tsp. oil (NOT canola or corn oil, please!)

1. grease your small casserole well with butter or ghee
2. mix dry ingredients well
3. beat egg, oil and water until very fluffy in small mixing bowl. This helps the pancake raise nicely
4. add dry ingredients to the egg mixture and mix very well. Will be very runny at first but starts to thicken fairly quickly.
5. Pour into greased little casserole or individual soufflé or quiche dish
6. Immediately microwave for exactly one minute on high.

It will be hot - top with whatever you wish. If you grease the container really well the "pancake" should come out of it if you wish to eat it on a plate with other things.

SERVES ONE! If you want to make more, make them one at a time.

NOTES: I used stevia when I made the one for Gramps. I did not use any sweetener in the pancake at all when I made mine.

I have a recipe that is very similar to this for "flatbread" and that makes an 11 x 15 pan of bread/pancakes that are not as thick as the above. It takes longer to make, mostly because of the baking time, and makes 12 pieces. When I make the bread version we each eat 2 pieces and I freeze the rest, using wax paper between the slices before putting them in freezer bags.

Some of you might not keep flaxmeal or almond meal on hand. There are many healthy uses for both but if you do not do much cooking from scratch you might not want to invest in a package of each. Both keep very well if you keep their bags closed tight in the refrigerator.

Bon Appétit "

January 27th, 2019, 02:16 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread How is your brain wired?.
" Not in the way we often thing of "female think" vs "male think" or even in the way we sometimes refer to people whose outlook/view of things is politically far left or far right.

This is something to ponder in your spare time (if you have any) or to toss in the file cabinet in the back corner of your head for use sometime in the future.

This is about "what is your automatic frame of reference?" When you glance at something and happen to see/read it not the way it actually is, but the way your brain first registered it.

Some people's frame of reference is kids, as in young mothers or school teachers. Other people's frame of reference is food, as in avid cooks or professional chefs. Etc. etc. and so forth.
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I guess in my case it is the 2nd Amendment and defense tools. I was getting paperwork together for tax stuff and found a post-it note on a summary sheet from the sale of a few shares of stock that I had inherited from my father and decided to sell last year. The post-it note was hand written as follows (name changed to protect privacy, etc.):

Mary Joan Simmons
Sig guarantee

My brain: How did that get on the piece of paper from the broker and who at SIG did we talk to about a pistol guarantee, and why write that phone person's name on a post it note anyway??????

OK - go ahead and laugh at me: It took me several minutes to realize that the name is the one person at my bank who has the authority and the official seal to guarantee my signature on the document I had to send to the company to verify that it was me who wanted to sell my stock!
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So, just for fun and games, what is YOUR frame of reference? - OR - How is YOUR brain wired? "

January 25th, 2019, 03:57 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

ShooterGranny created the thread Local arrest DUI and possession of a handgun.
" There have been many discussions about whether you should carry a gun, or have one with you even if not carrying it, when you are drinking.

We get a weekly e-bulletin from our local police department. This one stood out to me:
Arrest. A motorist was arrested for driving under the influence and possession of a handgun while intoxicated.
It did not elaborate as to whether the person was carrying the gun or simply had it in the car, but it is a good warning that in addition to "don't drink and drive" we should remember to not drive with a gun if we have been drinking. This would include have "a few" drinks at a friend's house and then driving home a few blocks away.

Just a reminder warning that hopefully none of us needs but I thought was worth sharing. "

January 18th, 2019, 04:36 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite