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« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2017, 10:48:27 am »

Sadly, I think my time as a Frontiersman is coming to a close.  I damaged my thumb joint several years ago and It's limited range of motion is not getting better.  On my best days I am no longer competitive.  On my worst days I am embarrassing.  Currently working on RNV with APP shooting supported.  Not where I want to be but you don't always get what you want.
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« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2017, 12:24:50 pm »

Sorry to hear that, Noz, but I get it. Suppository shooters (cartridge guns) still belch out a fine BOOM accompanied with copious flame, smoke & sparks. Often I feel like I am the "comic relief" for the posse. BP cartridge is still "showy" and quite pleasing to the participant & spectators. Annoying the RO & spotters is still a plus. I know it's a step down but it's not a very steep one. They are still gonna say "Here comes Old Smokey" when you head up to the firing line and ROs are still gonna try to pawn the timer off to an unsuspecting RO to avoid you. That has been my experience whether shooting perCUSSIN' or cartridge revolvers.
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« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2017, 03:29:54 pm »

Why do I shoot the real true gun Powder?
Because when all the nitro shooters were going crazy looking for their powder I just picked up the phone and in two days has 20# at my door step.

Plus the fact it drives some of them crazy. Especially when the shotgun throws out a two foot flame.

To quote a remark about Frank Hamer on the Bonnie and Clyde ambush "looked like he was turning a pear burner on 'em"  with his customized 38 Remington Model 8 with a police only special 20 round magazine.

I am careful not to set the range on fire which I did one time but that is another story.
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« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2017, 08:33:54 am »

Noz, I fully understand your situation. At times I am not able to shoot duelist style because of arthritis. I bought  cartridge conversions for my 1858's and shoot Frontier Cartridge two-handed with them.

It ain't Frontiersman but I am still shooting.

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« Reply #29 on: September 19, 2017, 10:16:49 am »

I just warn all the by standers
"all you lungers better get up wind"
Then turn loose.
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