Reaffirmed


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June 24, 2006, 08:59 PM
Reaffirmed

I was visiting with some ladies recently and just discussing life stuff.
I just happened to be the only male, and the eldest of this gathering.

“So what all has not changed?” was the question tossed out, and decided to limit for our discussion observations beginning January 1, 2006.

1. Garand still busts thumbs. Various chapters of this club exist; the initiation fee is the same.

2. Remington 1100, Yep there is club for folks that slice an index finger inside the receiver, opposite the ejection port. Seems Hoppe’s No. 9 is still a favorite companion at this rite of passage as well.

3. Revolvers still won’t turn with a build up under the extractor star, revolvers do not mind your old toothbrush; do buy you a new one for your teeth, give your old one to your revolver.

4. Mr. & Mrs. . Pattern Board are the only folks that really know what patterns your pellet loads throw, or how your slugs group.

It makes no never mind what a barrel is marked, what a choke is marked, what a box of ammo “says”, what someone else’s shotgun does or what is read on the Internet-
Only Mr. & Mrs., Pattern Board knows for sure and can reveal this to you.

5. Red Ryder BB guns are still a great teaching tool, too much fun, and must have for any kid, no matter the age. Even the 71 year old ‘kid’ that showed up with a new one…

6. Nail Polish on front sights still assist aging eyes.

7. The “Range Gremlin” continues to steal staples from staple guns, target markers from a roll, rolls of masking tape.

8. 1911 Magazines:
a) Left at home they do no good for the 1911 you brought to the range –
b) If brought to the range the box of .38spl ammo you brought instead of 45ACP will not fit them.

9. 1911 recoil spring plug when launched:
a) Will still take out a light bulb.
b) Will continue to end up in the most remote corner you cannot get to very well.

10. Hoppe’s No. 9 is still keeping vehicles, homes, garages, sheds, firing lines…, you name it - ”fragranced”.

11. Single Shot Shotguns are still too much fun, useful, reliable, inexpensive, and not reliant on anything but ammo and a user.

12. Single Shot .22 rifles like the Remington 514 and similar…again too much fun, useful, reliable, inexpensive, and these too are not reliant on anything but ammo and a user.

13. Hot brass is still hot.

14. Reloaders still pinch fingers.

15. 1 1/8 oz of # 8.5 hard shot looks like a “whole lot more” when it spills onto the reloading bench, the floor, under the table…than it actually does in a 12 gauge hull sitting on that MEC Reloader.


The more things change - the more they remain the same.


Steve

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