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Title: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major E A Sterner on June 30, 2019, 12:09:59 am
The year is 1/2 over, it's all downhill from here with shorter days and soon to be colder nights. :-[ :-[
Title: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major 2 on June 30, 2019, 11:57:10 pm
12:50 on the right coast, Im up stoking the coals & making fresh brew....

wrestling with decision for the purchase of a Karr Thompson M1927 my FFL has on consignment ( I'm a little light in the sock drawer and need to sacrifice something to cut the deal )
Title: Re: July Coffie & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 01, 2019, 12:09:21 am
I?d let you hold a dollar if it would help ;)

Title: Re: July Coffie & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 01, 2019, 10:16:25 am
Fresh pot brewing
Title: Re: July Coffie & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 01, 2019, 10:21:10 am
Finishing up my second cup. Major, have you got anything you haven't shot for a long time to trade? Planning on hitting the range today, but it is already in the 8os here.
Title: Re: July Coffie & Fireworks
Post by: Major 2 on July 01, 2019, 11:35:11 am
Yes,  but to no avail ...
Planets did not quite line up.... I wanted to be sure I had the scratch before I pulled the trigger so to speak, in the hesitation gun was sold ..

it is fine though, when a door closes a window opens

94 now headed to 96
Title: Re: July Coffie & Fireworks
Post by: Major E A Sterner on July 01, 2019, 11:40:20 am
Some how my July coffee thread was missed... :-[ :-[Oh well,Y'all have a good day.
Title: Re: July Coffie & Fireworks
Post by: Major E A Sterner on July 01, 2019, 11:45:32 am
Anyone know what happened to Leo Tanner? Haven't seen or heard from him in ages.
Title: Re: July Coffie & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 01, 2019, 04:54:26 pm
Anyone know what happened to Leo Tanner? Haven't seen or heard from him in ages.


Many moons-

along with 4 eyed Buck.  Couple others.

Pony Racer?
Title: Re: celebrating Independance with Coffee, Tea and food stuffs.
Post by: litl rooster on July 01, 2019, 05:11:20 pm
The year is 1/2 over, it's all downhill from here with shorter days and soon to be colder nights. :-[ :-[

Soon to be Christmas
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major E A Sterner on July 01, 2019, 05:40:39 pm
4 Eyed Buck is on the SASS wire a lot. Ponyracer is on Face Book, He got transferred to the west coast
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 01, 2019, 06:12:02 pm
Major, sorry you missed that Tommygun, they are an awful lot of fun. Bout cooked myself on the range today, too hot to enjoy it! No coffee tonight, it's time for iced tea!
Title: Re: July Coffie & Fireworks
Post by: Delmonico on July 01, 2019, 06:36:27 pm
Anyone know what happened to Leo Tanner? Haven't seen or heard from him in ages.

Taking a break from computers, still uses phone.

Talked to 4 Eye a while back.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Delmonico on July 01, 2019, 10:54:40 pm
Forgot, got a new lid, will work on the rest of the uniform this winter.  Not an exact copy of the 1881, but close enough since I  ain't getting into the uniform competition.

Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 02, 2019, 06:14:11 am
Coffee is up....

Seldom wear a lid these days of any kind.  Couple caps with US flag on them when I do.  Got a beautiful Black custom hat I haven?t worn in some time now... neeeds a new liner. But felt and sweatband  are 100% solid.  I have a palm I wear occasionally when really sunny outside. Once a year.


Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 02, 2019, 07:06:02 am
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

Rained most of the night. Ditches are full.

Got home 'bout 02:00 yesterday.

'Tis 67 and rain. "Light rain this morning. Scattered thunderstorms for the afternoon. Gusty winds and small hail are possible. High 78F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%."

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 02, 2019, 07:36:08 am
Just curious, have any of you fired - handled or drooled on the Ruger Security 9 as of yet?
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Russ T Chambers on July 02, 2019, 08:20:58 am
Just got back from dropping ''She who will be absent" at the airport.  She'll be spending 4 weeks back in Wisconsin for her mother's birthday and time with the rest of her family.

The cats and I are having a planning session tonight to see what mischief we can get into while she's gone.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major 2 on July 02, 2019, 08:30:43 am
Major, sorry you missed that Tommygun, they are an awful lot of fun. Bout cooked myself on the range today, too hot to enjoy it! No coffee tonight, it's time for iced tea!

yeah ! well I ain't too butt hurt  :-\   
I was in fact saving (sox drawer) for something else...now I still can continue saving.


Sox Drawer =  stash "SHE" does not know of or is only slightly aware of  :-\

Mad money is elsewhere...you know " the money if spent,  makes HER MAD !
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 02, 2019, 09:36:27 am
Second cup of coffee down , house is noisy this AM. We have a young lady we have known all her life clean for us every couple of weeks. She has her brother's girlfriend with her and these two are a hoot! Hope it works out for them she seems like a really sweet girl. Today's goals are to strip and scrub, again! an old Colt I got last week, this poor little pony has been very neglected, so it's gonna need some more TLC. I ahte seeing good guns [or any kind of machine] just neglected...
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 02, 2019, 10:21:50 am
From experiance hiding in plain sight will usually protect the stash. Remember though men are hunters and women are gathers.  If they find it they will gather it up :o

Just saying from experiance 
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 02, 2019, 12:04:04 pm
Oh, Delmonico, I do like that pith helmet! Grab a safari jacket and come Zoot Shoot with us!
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: pony express on July 02, 2019, 05:38:49 pm
Just curious, have any of you fired - handled or drooled on the Ruger Security 9 as of yet?


I've handled but not shot one. Feels good in the hand. But I was in the market for something more concealable, looked at the LC9s some, but ended up getting a Smith &Wesson Shield 9. Fit my hand better than the small Ruger.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 02, 2019, 06:19:28 pm

I've handled but not shot one. Feels good in the hand. But I was in the market for something more concealable, looked at the LC9s some, but ended up getting a Smith &Wesson Shield 9. Fit my hand better than the small Ruger.
 

All the small framed pocket guns feel better in hand with a extended magazine. It takes a lot of practice to feel comfortable otherwise. Most fail to fires/cycling on the small frame are said to be due to limp wristing. Extended mag will help the grip more. Had a little Kel Tex,it improved handling 2 fold. JMHO


Del- I believe Pony Racer had a pith he wore to matches
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 02, 2019, 07:07:39 pm
I run the ARX rounds in my Shield .40. The light slugs are quite a bit softer in the recoil department. Try those out in the ultra compact carry guns.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: pony express on July 02, 2019, 10:09:42 pm
I have no complaints about the handling of the Shield, other than it shoots an inch or so to the left for me. Might be the way I hold it.  Before I was carrying an LCP .380. It always functioned, but never any fun to shoot more than a couple of magazines in it. I put the heaviest recoil spring I could order in it, that tamed it some. Shot my Concealed Carry qualification with it after the spring, it was an improvement.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 02, 2019, 10:24:08 pm
I carried G22 .40 or my 1911. Open and concealed. About a  year ago I started carrying a SP 101 .357. It is as close to ultra light compact for me. Suzanne carries her Sig P238 and or her P229 one is strictly compact the other small and light conceals easily. She uses extended mags for carry. I have a couple .25s I wish extended mags were available for.
 There?s a Walther and a Beretta here both 9mm but I don?t care for them. Step son likes the Walther.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Delmonico on July 02, 2019, 10:47:25 pm
Slim figured out this weekend why I  like wheel guns.  Arthur was raging and I had to cock the hammer on his 1911 to check the chamber.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Delmonico on July 02, 2019, 10:55:16 pm
Just got back from a chocolate run, had something weird happen, drove the wife's Equinox Yuppiemobile thing since I  was behind.  She thinks I should use the button on that expensive font thing instead of the switch knife like key thing.

Got brave coming out and tried to start it with the thing.  Worked after a couple tries, lights came on and it started up and drove off on it's own.

Then I found hers one aisle over behind a 3/4 pickup.  Dang they painted a lot of them grey.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: The Trinity Kid on July 02, 2019, 11:35:00 pm
Evening all.

Somewhat eventful day out here in Montana. I flew over to Big Timber and back, just barely ahead of afrog drowner.  I made it though.

Then I worked at the c-store on Rimrock (the one with the gas station) for the rest of the day.

I have to be up at 0430 tomorrow for my shift. After that, I may be able to take a quick trip to the toy store. It seems the one I go to has another little KelTec 32 in the case. I might be able to spare $180.

--TK
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 03, 2019, 06:52:11 am
Morning Coffee is up...
fresh cantaloupe - eggs(from free ranging hens) - ham steak (from free ranging pigs)- and of course buttermilk biscuits. (From planted wheat)


Our home weather machine said it reached a hundred yesterday....49% humidity so it was sort of dry here.

 Up now watching the Hummingbirds when gets hot the disappear till evening.


TK I remember a couple little airports out there .  Had a Payphone( you do know what one of those are right?) and a sign telling you where to call for fuel. You?d have to wait for the truck to get there.
Locals always joked that they were the International Airports.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 03, 2019, 07:01:24 am
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are ready.

'Tis 64 and fog. High of 86.

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 03, 2019, 08:57:48 am
Good morning y'all. Lttl Rooster you reminded me of a smile we all had at Church a while back. One of the young ladies there started selling eggs as a school project and went and made labels for her egg cartons, She is a character and the labels read "Ashlyn's chicken butt nuggets" but when she made some more, she forgot the word chicken on the next batch of labels. I thought our Pastor was gonna bust a gut laughing!
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: The Trinity Kid on July 03, 2019, 02:40:42 pm
Morning Coffee is up...
fresh cantaloupe - eggs(from free ranging hens) - ham steak (from free ranging pigs)- and of course buttermilk biscuits. (From planted wheat)


Our home weather machine said it reached a hundred yesterday....49% humidity so it was sort of dry here.

 Up now watching the Hummingbirds when gets hot the disappear till evening.


TK I remember a couple little airports out there .  Had a Payphone( you do know what one of those are right?) and a sign telling you where to call for fuel. You?d have to wait for the truck to get there.
Locals always joked that they were the International Airports.

Payphones are kind of like Sasquatches anymore. You tell someone you found one and they ask why you didn't take pictures.  ::)

Just go back from work. Time for a nap.

--TK
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 03, 2019, 05:07:50 pm
Payphones are kind of like Sasquatches anymore. You tell someone you found one and they ask why you didn't take pictures.  ::)



--TK



That is funny right there.... I do not care what Slim sez
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 03, 2019, 06:56:04 pm


That is funny right there.... I do not care what Slim sez
;)

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Delmonico on July 03, 2019, 09:57:55 pm
Payphones are kind of like Sasquatches anymore. You tell someone you found one and they ask why you didn't take pictures.  ::)

Just go back from work. Time for a nap.

--TK


Actually know where there are some, wanna picture?
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: The Trinity Kid on July 04, 2019, 12:28:16 am

Actually know where there are some, wanna picture?

Sure. ;D

I saw one here in Billings a while back, but I don't remember where. Maybe at CVS.

--TK
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 04, 2019, 05:28:29 am
Morning y'all. Happy Independence Day.
Coffee and tea are hot.

'Tis 63 and cloudy. "Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 86F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%."

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 04, 2019, 06:36:26 am
Yes another year of Freedom ....

Thank you Slim

Gonna American today.... steaks and chicken on the grill. Corn on Cobb as well.
Will grill early to beat expecting storms.

Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 04, 2019, 08:43:16 am
ON THIS DATE IN 1776: Thomas Jefferson purchased a thermometer from a local merchant before signing the Declaration of Independence. According to his weather memorandum book, at 1 PM it was cloudy and 76 degrees.
Info provided by ABC 3340


76 degrees, coincidence? I think not ;D


If you chance visiting Monticello- you will find Jefferson was a gadget guy.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: The Trinity Kid on July 04, 2019, 09:30:52 am
Happy Independence day all.

--TK
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 04, 2019, 10:03:41 am
Happy Independence Day! And may God bless our land!
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Delmonico on July 04, 2019, 10:13:14 am
Yep.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 04, 2019, 01:50:45 pm
Yep.


Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Delmonico on July 04, 2019, 11:19:03 pm
Weird fluke, bought a 10 pound NY strip roast yesterday, ended up in my smoker.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 05, 2019, 06:44:50 am
And you didn?t invite any of us? That is weird ;D

Coffee is up.... sweet tea about ready for those of you that would rather.

No rain yesterday. Just Alabama hot n humid- fires up grill about 4:30 on shady side of house. Use lump style charcoal. It lites and burns so much better.  Cooked chicken legs and a couple cheap rib steaks. Good thing . I just get them in the house and youngest step-son decided to come visit and ate with us. He lives near by and said he could smell them cooking at home.  We ate so much we never got the cobbler set out on the fire. May have to do that tonight.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 05, 2019, 06:50:14 am
Just curious how many here watched the parade in DC yesterday.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 05, 2019, 07:17:27 am
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

Just curious how many here watched the parade in DC yesterday.
Not me.

T'storms last night.

'Tis 68 and overcast. "Humid. Partly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the middle 80s. Light and variable wind. Chance of rain 30 percent."

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: The Trinity Kid on July 05, 2019, 05:59:49 pm
Evening all.

Toy store trip seems to have been successful. The owner of the P32 changed their mind on price, wanted more than the gun was worth ($230), so I bought one brand new for $245. I pick it up Tuesday or Wednesday.

I finally get my weekend off from work, after 8 consecutive 8-9 hour shifts. Now I'm off until 3:30 Monday.

--TK
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Delmonico on July 05, 2019, 06:32:51 pm
Still had them, one to cut up for the freezer.


Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 05, 2019, 09:14:32 pm
Last two days have been busy but fun. Lots of nieces and nephews and the great-kids getting spoiled by the Missus and Uncle Kevin. Just having a cup of decaf [gotta be able to sleep tonight!].
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: The Trinity Kid on July 05, 2019, 09:47:08 pm
Just having a cup of decaf [gotta be able to sleep tonight!].

Does anyone know how to perform an exorcism? Something has possessed the Deacon.  ::)

--TK
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Delmonico on July 05, 2019, 09:54:23 pm
If he's drinking decaf it's too late for that. ::)
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Russ T Chambers on July 05, 2019, 10:03:14 pm
TK
If we can find one I have a purr'fect receptacle for the demon.  Both cats have taken the safe way out and are just sleepin' the days away.  Need something to get them in the mode of "we can party".  Shouldn't surprise me though, they are just being themselves.  They aren't old enough to go to the casinos, and they don't take too kindly to car rides to get there anyway.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major E A Sterner on July 05, 2019, 10:25:59 pm
Kid, Now you have to find some Winchester Silver tips .32 ammo for it. That's the only decent self defence ammo made for the .32 autos.(https://proxy.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2F1696252748.rsc.cdn77.org%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Fimagecache%2Fproduct_full%2Fek%25206-16-15%2520am%2520003.JPG&f=1)
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 06, 2019, 06:03:09 am
Coffee and sweet tea are ready...

It is already hot n humid. Not going to do much today.
Going to finish my cup. Then go open the chicken house up.  Let them get out side.
The Guineas ( Tick eaters) are all ready squawking to get out.
Then I will water the sponge tree  :o

TK Have fun with the Kel Tex...


Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 06, 2019, 06:04:20 am
Kid, Now you have to find some Winchester Silver tips .32 ammo for it. That's the only decent self defence ammo made for the .32 autos.(https://proxy.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2F1696252748.rsc.cdn77.org%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Fimagecache%2Fproduct_full%2Fek%25206-16-15%2520am%2520003.JPG&f=1)


Do you know if they make them for .38 spl.?
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major 2 on July 06, 2019, 06:05:57 am
Guessers say 87 today and rain ?.  :-\   odds against 87 but rain is an even money bet.

I'll head to the LGS/FFL, the other day I scored a 1945 Ithaca 1911 as issued, carried and brought back by a veteran pilot.
Today the widow said she will bring me his DD214 to copy.

There was his  M3 shoulder Holster marked  Enger-Kress 1944  I'm tickled to own it.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major 2 on July 06, 2019, 06:10:27 am

Do you know if they make them for .38 spl.?

sure do...

38 Special - +P 125 Grain JHP - Winchester Silvertip

9MM & 380 also
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 06, 2019, 09:36:32 am
Thank you on SilverTip- I found some listed locally.

You made a excellent score on iIathca and holster and copy of discharge papers. Excellent score ;D
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major 2 on July 06, 2019, 09:47:11 am
Yeah !  Im stoked

Sha also has his Smith & Wesson Model 13 
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 06, 2019, 09:52:09 am
Mornin' all! Got the greatkids running around. Having jan-u-wine coffee this morning, so the demons are gone [if you don't count a 5 year old g'nephew!].
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 06, 2019, 10:36:00 am
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

T'storm went thru last night lowering the humidity and temp.

'Tis 64 and overcast. "Showers early, then partly cloudy for the afternoon. High 78F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%."

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major E A Sterner on July 06, 2019, 11:40:22 am

Do you know if they make them for .38 spl.?
For .38 Special, I use these, they're a much better round for the .38 Special...(https://proxy.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sportsmansoutdoorsuperstore.com%2Fprodimages%2F25627-DEFAULT-l.jpg&f=1)
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: The Trinity Kid on July 06, 2019, 12:47:59 pm
Kid, Now you have to find some Winchester Silver tips .32 ammo for it. That's the only decent self defence ammo made for the .32 autos.(https://proxy.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2F1696252748.rsc.cdn77.org%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Fimagecache%2Fproduct_full%2Fek%25206-16-15%2520am%2520003.JPG&f=1)

I'll look around. See if they feed right.  Cabela's has some critical defense in, and are going to get in some Gold Dots. I'll try it all, I guess.

Today is nice and sunny.  Hopefully go out and burn some 9mm later on, but we'll see.

--TK
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 06, 2019, 01:11:29 pm
Yeah !  Im stoked

Sha also has his Smith & Wesson Model 13

Wartime issue?
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 06, 2019, 01:13:49 pm
For .38 Special, I use these, they're a much better round for the .38 Special...(https://proxy.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sportsmansoutdoorsuperstore.com%2Fprodimages%2F25627-DEFAULT-l.jpg&f=1)

I have them and for .357 and I believe I have some in .40 cal as well - bought at different places.

  TK Try a Bob Wards Store.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 06, 2019, 01:26:11 pm
I load these in .38 Spl cases.
https://www.hornady.com/bullets/ftx#!/

Just finished fencing off 20 acres of red clover for the horses.

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major E A Sterner on July 06, 2019, 04:41:40 pm
Slim, you want to be very careful using handloaded ammo for self defense, If you get the wrong DA he'll claim that over the counter ammo wasn't deadly enough so you loaded up your own killer ammo. Bet thing is to find out what your local Police use and use the same...Unless they use ball ammo like in NJ.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: pony express on July 06, 2019, 04:45:12 pm
TK, I carry Critical Defense in my 9 and .380, feeds well in both the LCP and S&W Shield.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 06, 2019, 04:47:11 pm
I have loaded some fro for my little fish gun.
Like the Major said, I buy my ccw ammo.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major 2 on July 06, 2019, 05:45:44 pm
Critical Defense in my 38's as well ...
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major E A Sterner on July 06, 2019, 07:44:20 pm
I carry Critical defense in my Ruger SR9c, Federal 115 gr JHP+P+ in my Browning HiPower, Federal Hydrashok 230 JHP +P in my Colt 1911 Government model and 357 Magnum 130 Grain JHP Hydra-Shok Federal Premium Personal Defense Low Recoil for my S&W Model 28-2 and 38 Special 129 Grain +P Hydra-Shok JHP Federal Vital-Shot in my S&W J frames. These are the best performing ammo in my pistols as tested, They are accurate enough for me to take a head shot at 25 yards and a center mass shot at 50 yards. Your guns may like a different brand/type of ammo, I always recommend trying out as many different brands as your budget will allow.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 06, 2019, 08:21:00 pm
My .38s all shot the Winchester 110 grn JHPs very well. My bigger guns get Hydrashocks, Unfortunately I have seen in person what the 180 Grain .40s due to the inside of a human body. 'nuff said.
Well, the Missus and 2 of our nieces just loaded up a 6 kids for fireworks. Uncle Kevin is gonna grab an iced tea and listen to a ballgame.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major 2 on July 07, 2019, 12:21:56 am
Both of mine are S&W J frames...The Mod 36 is a no dash hence the Critical Defense.
The other is a Mod 60-14 , I choose Critical Defense over .357 for comfort and better recoil control.

I have reloaded some wadcutters with Reddot only for practice, the factory Critical Defense is for carry for same reason the good Major mentioned.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 07, 2019, 05:45:56 am
Morning coffee and sweet tea are up. Dog n cat are out.

Going to watch the sun come up.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 07, 2019, 08:03:12 am
I don?t understand the dash numbers on S&W models... I have one on each
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major 2 on July 07, 2019, 08:12:50 am
Its like a series ...when a minor change in the production is added, they added the - and the next number to the Model number.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 07, 2019, 09:09:11 am
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

'Tis 65 and partly cloudy. High of 78.

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: The Trinity Kid on July 07, 2019, 02:12:53 pm
Afternoon all.

80 and humid today.  Didn't get any shooting done yesterday, but maybe today.

In my Beretta, I use Winchester White Box JHP for defensive purposes. I had the opportunity to observe an autopsy on a fellow who had been shot with those, and I decided then that more expensive hollow points wouldn't be necessary for my 9mm needs. In 32, the story may be different.

--TK
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 07, 2019, 02:34:16 pm
Its like a series ...when a minor change in the production is added, they added the - and the next number to the Model number.


Oh okay I get it.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Delmonico on July 07, 2019, 05:41:33 pm

Oh okay I get it.

Kinda like a Chicago album.😉
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 07, 2019, 09:21:11 pm
Well, we survived the kids and the trip home. Glad to see y'all playin nice. I will seeyou guys in the AM.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major 2 on July 07, 2019, 09:32:04 pm
Back to work 20 tomorrow....5 off days in a row was nice.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Delmonico on July 07, 2019, 10:36:30 pm
Back to work 20 tomorrow....5 off days in a row was nice.

Oh is it Monday again?

Kinda liking this not having to worry about it.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: The Trinity Kid on July 07, 2019, 11:28:40 pm
Oh is it Monday again?

Kinda liking this not having to worry about it.

Why don't you just go cook something, ya danged old fart. ::)

Finally got to shoot for the first time in months today. It felt really good to get some trigger time.  In going to try and go again after work Tuesday to put some rounds through the keltec.

--TK
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major 2 on July 08, 2019, 04:29:40 am
Oh is it Monday again?

Kinda liking this not having to worry about it.

I can see that point for many I suppose, I enjoy my work it so its not work.

It is creative , kinda like your Dutch oven cooking , you enjoy the work and people enjoy and apricate your labor, that has your reward in many ways.

Course It was nice to recharge the batteries some.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 08, 2019, 07:16:38 am
Paychecks are always nice too


Morning Coffee is brewing fresh batch of sweet tea is up

Little rain last night brought very humid start to the week.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 08, 2019, 07:23:40 am
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

'Tis 62 and sunny. High of 80.

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: River City John on July 08, 2019, 08:12:34 am
Oh is it Monday again?

Kinda liking this not having to worry about it.

I know, right?! Every day is Saturday.

But the downside is, time becomes an Einsteinian adventure. Often need to ask wife what day this is.

RCJ
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 08, 2019, 10:15:58 am
Good morning from another old fart! Working on my third cup of the elixir of life, gonna pick up a new shotgun today and try to figure out what happened to our Zoot Shoot website!
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Delmonico on July 08, 2019, 11:44:10 am
If I was still at The Fort I'd of went part time.  Getting away from the gas station was a good thing, I would have ended up biting someone. 

Income for us both is about the same as working, may look for some PT towards fall.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major 2 on July 08, 2019, 12:31:26 pm
I could retire, but I like my groove.... also "SHE" is 10 years younger, she can get SS starting in OCT. 2019 ...but Medicare would be 4 years hence.

My insurance covers her, so to be safe , I keep my hand in ... ...but I say this,  I may rethink my option in 2020 and go PT in the same position but more adviser than day to day...

I think Id bore if I just , stopped
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 08, 2019, 02:39:13 pm
I didn?t want to retire - the last employer decided all of us old farts were a risk and booted us. Since then my health will not allow for me to work. Or I would be. Mostly cause of Suzannes insurance. Sheis too young for SS.



Was able to renew my ccw on line today, paid for it and only need to go by Sheriff s office.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 09, 2019, 07:10:50 am
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are ready.

'Tis 59 and sunny. High of 84.

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 09, 2019, 07:24:51 am
Thanks Slim-


Already hot outside.

Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major 2 on July 09, 2019, 08:28:25 am
Annual vampire visit this morning,  poked & stabled for the bi-annual sawbones visit Friday.

Rain expected all week.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 09, 2019, 10:04:38 am
Annual vampire visit this morning,  poked & stabled for the bi-annual sawbones visit Friday.

Rain expected all week.


Send some rain to us.
Only been having little pop up rains. 
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 09, 2019, 10:05:55 am
Morning all,coffee's on here and it will be another hot one. Gonna knock out a little yard work early. Have a good one!
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 09, 2019, 06:05:54 pm

Send some rain to us.
Only been having little pop up rains.
I have plenty I can send. Mosquitoes are having fun.

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 09, 2019, 06:57:37 pm
Ya know, this retirement coffee is pretty good stuff. Plan for the rest of this week, test fire/break-in a couple newly acquired shotguns, finish cleaning up a space for my 3D printer and drink coffee.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 10, 2019, 06:27:48 am
I have plenty I can send. Mosquitoes are having fun.

Slim

Our mosquitos thrive with or without rain. Thanks just the same though.

Morning coffee is brewing new pitcher of sweet tea. Some vine ripe watermelon this morning.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 10, 2019, 07:29:09 am
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

'Tis 71 and sunny. "Breezy. Hot and humid. Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 90. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent."

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 10, 2019, 09:51:59 am
Done feeding gave the fowl a summer treat half frozen watermelon

Checked on sponges they are really growing

Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 10, 2019, 11:53:42 am
Hiya Gents, almost lunch time, just back from the range. Ran 2 shotguns today. One in 12 and the other in 16. Haven't shot much in shotgun ammo for a while, so about a box and a half of light loads was plenty!
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Delmonico on July 10, 2019, 08:54:03 pm
Well I wrote a new resume, daughter called and told me Parks and Rec is hiring guides for their nature center and historical area.  She thinks I need to apply.

I will, around 20 hours a week, flexible schedule.

See what happens.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major E A Sterner on July 10, 2019, 09:22:47 pm
Good Luck Del.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 11, 2019, 06:00:17 am
Yeah good luck with that Del- sounds if that is up your alley.

Coffee is up

5 drops of rain yesterday- chance of more today
Hot continues regardless

Chickens finished up their treat yesterday leaving only the Green
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 11, 2019, 07:10:11 am
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

Sounds like a good job, Del.

'Tis 72 and sunny. High of 79.

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major 2 on July 11, 2019, 07:20:34 am
good luck Del ....being a guide is great way to tell people where to go !  :)
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 11, 2019, 07:21:50 am
Good morning folks. Del, that job sounds awesome! Good luck! Heading out in a bit to get a cyst cut out of my neck, oh the joy.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 11, 2019, 05:33:54 pm
4th kid now has a driver's license.

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major E A Sterner on July 11, 2019, 06:38:40 pm
I hope you have a reasonable insurance policy, When my 2 kids were on mine, the rates were exorbitant.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 11, 2019, 06:59:27 pm
4th kid now has a driver's license.

Slim

 My my time has flown by
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: The Trinity Kid on July 11, 2019, 10:58:11 pm
Greetings all.

Currently warm and muggy. I don't know the temperature, and quite frankly don't care. It's too hot for 10pm.

I flew last night, got some hours in after dark.  5 landings, some cruise flight, maneuvers, and navigation. Took 2 hours, and I didn't get back home until 2:30am. Then back to work at 9 today.

Del, good luck with that application. Wasn't there a TV show about a parks and rec department?

--TK
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major 2 on July 12, 2019, 03:16:42 am
90% chance of rain today here, east side of Tropical Storm Barry as it gathers strength, may reach Cat. 1 by the time it reaches the Big Easy.

Annual sawbones visit for wellness check so I took off ?. may visit the toy store and/or run get some 45 ACP on sale at Academy Sports.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 12, 2019, 07:11:28 am
Got coffee brewing here- we are also awaiting TS Barry... for some wet weather.

If any of you are in the path stay safe
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 12, 2019, 07:16:37 am
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

'Tis 62 and sunny. High of 85.

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major E A Sterner on July 12, 2019, 08:35:24 am
Mornin Y'all, I'm heading out to a 3 day shoot in Pa, so far the weather guessers are calling for warm and sunny for the weekend, Hope they're right this time. See Y'all late Sunday afternoon.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 12, 2019, 09:38:12 am
Safe travels Major! To those getting hit by Barry, be safe, praying for y'all. 78 here already, didn't get the cyst cut out yesterday, Doc's office rescheduled it for this afternoon. SO, haircut this morning, gonna have another cup of coffee and start running.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 12, 2019, 05:56:38 pm
Wife says they have reported a Horse with West Nile Virus, about a hour from us.  WNV has reared its ugly head again
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 13, 2019, 05:55:36 am
Coffee is ready...

Still waiting out TS Barry
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 13, 2019, 10:28:05 am
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

'Tis 79 and partly cloudy. High of 84.

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 13, 2019, 10:49:50 am
Mornin' folks! Hope you're all doing well! Yikes, yesterday got a cyst cut out of my neck. They though going in it was a 4-5mm, when they got in it was 12! That's the size of a .45 slug! Looks like it is okay, so that's good. The Missus has decided to pamper me today!
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Delmonico on July 13, 2019, 12:32:35 pm


The Missus has decided to pamper me today!

Guess she knows you better than we do.😉
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 13, 2019, 05:53:03 pm
Yikes
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Delmonico on July 13, 2019, 07:33:40 pm
Yikes

Hush, you don't have to change them. ;D
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: The Trinity Kid on July 13, 2019, 09:50:28 pm
Evening all.

Finally got my Kel Tec today. Put most of a box of 32 through it without a hiccup. I have a mag and a half left.  Then later there was a thunderstorm that was supposed to drop 1.5" hail, so me and my girlfriend took our cars down to a carwash for shelter.

I'm off work tomorrow, so I'm going to enjoy it.

--TK
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 14, 2019, 12:00:14 am
 ;D ;D ;D
Del, at my age a little "Pamper"ing is better than "Depend"ing on other problems!
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 14, 2019, 06:30:16 am
Oh the times they are a CHANGING.

Congrats TK


Coffee is up..

I think TS Barry was more like splash park Barry around here. Haven?t seen the news yet, I am sure Bew Orleans got more damage
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 14, 2019, 02:03:53 pm
Afternoon y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

'Tis 84 and sunny. High of 86.

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 15, 2019, 06:06:09 am
Calendar says it?s monday already... I?ll get the coffee brewing.

Storm brought a few showers yesterday nothing dangerous in this area
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 15, 2019, 07:03:42 am
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

'Tis 71, cloudy and humid. No dew.  ::) "Very warm and humid. Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent. Heat indices to 96."

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major 2 on July 15, 2019, 08:04:16 am
We got some Rain from the storm...but generally our daily afternoon summer thunder-boomers are more of an event  :-\

Coffee is a occasion & treat now, as I have backed off the brew, it seems to flair up my Arthur --itus
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 15, 2019, 01:06:04 pm
Afternoon folks! Pouring rain herre but it is cooler today, supposed to stay low 80s, so out to the garage I go for some work! Later, Pards!
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Delmonico on July 15, 2019, 01:16:17 pm
Upper 90's here, I can handle the heat but don't have anything outside that needs done.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: The Trinity Kid on July 15, 2019, 04:24:48 pm
Afternoon all.

Currently 85, as of 3:20pm local. In for some thunderstorms tonight, but that's normal.

I spent yesterday in bed with a 103 fever and nausea, but it's mostly gone today. Just a headache and mild fever that an aspirin holds mostly in check.

I worked 5-1 today, and got somewhat of a promotion-ish thing. I went from just another employee to the store manager's "preferred partner." There's no raise in pay, but I get that on my monthly evaluation this week.

--TK
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Delmonico on July 15, 2019, 05:11:40 pm
Fancy name for brown noser. ::)
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major E A Sterner on July 15, 2019, 07:19:51 pm
I got back home safely from the Pa 3 day shoot. First day shot 6 stages clean, second day I shout the first two stages clean then had 2 misses on stage 9 and stage 10 was a total train wreck. I had a miss, a "P"but on the plus side I hit the 2 claybird bonus targets for 6 seconds off my time. Weather was sunny and mid to upper 80's with a nice breeze all day Sunday. I had a good time and got to catch up with some old friends and make a couple new.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 15, 2019, 07:23:18 pm
As Ozark Tracker use to say,

Fun was had by all!
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major E A Sterner on July 15, 2019, 07:37:05 pm
Yes, it most certainly was.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: pony express on July 15, 2019, 10:29:50 pm
Cloudy today with an of-n-on misty rain. Dry after I got home. A little work on the car, and now waiting on the processing time to be up on some beans I'm canning (or snaps, as Arcey would have called them).
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 16, 2019, 07:00:02 am
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are ready.

'Tis 70 and sunny. "Very warm and humid. Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Heat indices to 95."

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 16, 2019, 07:21:06 am
Thank you Slim

Already muggy here this morning
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 16, 2019, 11:04:25 am
Good morning all! Trinity glad you are on the mend. Major, welcome back and congrats on a nice shoot! Got a couple of toolheads adjusted for some new calibers on my Dillon 550 yesterday but still feeling lousy due to getting a cyst cut out of my neck last week. Y'all have a good one!
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Russ T Chambers on July 16, 2019, 03:31:03 pm
We've made it halfway thru the wife's absence, and so far no one has ended up in jail or the pound!   ::)  I think we can make it.

So far we have had over three weeks of sunny hot weather (as in NO rain), and are looking at least ten more days of the same.  After all the rain we had this spring, the sage and cheat grass have grown massively.  Now it has dried out and is ready to blow-up.  We have already had several small wildfires in the area, but the fire departments have knocked them down pretty quickly.  Think we?re going to have a long fire season this year.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major E A Sterner on July 16, 2019, 06:12:54 pm
The shoot I went to this past weekend got some good print in one of the larger newspapers, You can find the article here...
https://www.inquirer.com/news/guns-nra-rifle-shooting-cowboy-western-pistol-20190716.html
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 16, 2019, 07:57:10 pm
Just put up 150+ bales.

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 17, 2019, 06:34:14 am
I hate wild fires

Good article Major

Slim how many bales a year do you go thru?
We use about 50 here. It?s hard to find good straw here we would use a bit of that too. We use shavings instead.


Coffee is up...

Muggy and a possibility of rain later today.


Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 17, 2019, 07:20:22 am
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

Slim how many bales a year do you go thru?
We use about 50 here. It?s hard to find good straw here we would use a bit of that too. We use shavings instead.
350-400 for 3 horses.

'Tis 72 and sunny. "Humid. Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. East wind 5 to 10 mph."

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 17, 2019, 08:45:42 am
That?s a around 10 ton then- 3+ per horse.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 17, 2019, 02:11:50 pm
Sheesh, hot and humid today, welcome to Southern Illinois in July. Worked on freeing up some old screws on a Model 12 Winchester this morning, they are soaking in Kroil right now. Also, got some new grips far a 1911 from Altamont, dressed up a Super .38 real nice.
(https://i.imgur.com/EXT2qv0.jpg)
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: The Trinity Kid on July 17, 2019, 03:22:20 pm
Fancy name for brown noser. ::)
Gotta climb the ladder somehow.  ;D

Afternoon all.

Another 5-1 today.  Nothing of note happened. It's still cloudy and threatening to rain/thunder, but that's an everyday occurrence here.

I would really be happy with a nap, but I have to take the lady to the Big R for some boots. Whole I'm there, I'll look and see if they have any decent holsters for my P32.

--TK
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: pony express on July 17, 2019, 05:08:23 pm
That's some nice grips, Deacon.


TK, good luck finding a holster for your .32. I've never really found one I like for my LCP. I suspect they would use the same holster, since the LCP and P380 Kel Tec are almost clones. Every one I've tried seems to double the thickness of the little gun. Could just pocket carry it, but I don't like the idea of a "no safety" pistol rattling around in my pocket. Don't want to carry a pistol with an empty chamber, since an unloaded pistol is just a club, and an 8oz club isn't worth much.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major E A Sterner on July 17, 2019, 07:38:45 pm
Kid, check out these holsters, they're very well made and reasonably priced.
https://www.crossbreedholsters.com/holsters/pocket-holster.html
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 17, 2019, 08:22:31 pm
TK, they make a holster/guard that is just Kydex molded to cover the triggerguard. They have a cord that slips around your belt, so when you draw the gun, it pulls the clip free. Look on fleabay, there are severral on there for $10-$15.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 17, 2019, 09:00:40 pm
TK I used a pocket clip from KelTex and a cheap Uncle Mikes for mine. It kept it secure in my front pocket. However the link from the Major is a good source.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 17, 2019, 09:01:08 pm
Decon nice grips
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major 2 on July 17, 2019, 09:41:32 pm
Kid I have several of the Desantis Nemesis pocket holsters
one each for my S&W Mod 36 /60 , one for my Beretta 950BS Jetfire and one for my Vest Pocket Gelesi.

They stay put in the pocket , and draw slickly
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 18, 2019, 05:56:21 am
Coffee is up
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: pony express on July 18, 2019, 06:13:50 am
Weather Guessers say mid to upper 90s for the next 4 days here, lows in the 70s. Put window AC units in last night.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major 2 on July 18, 2019, 06:18:54 am
Nice Deacon, who is the 1911's manufacture ? 
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 18, 2019, 07:22:01 am
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

'Tis 69 and rain. "Humid. Periods of showers and thunderstorms in the morning  then partly sunny with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent. Heat indices to 98."

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major E A Sterner on July 18, 2019, 10:54:36 am
Today - Mostly cloudy with a high of 78 ?F and a 50% chance of precipitation. Winds E.

Tonight - Mostly cloudy. Winds variable. The overnight low will be 68 ?F.
Forecast

 Thursday
ShowersPrecipitation: 50% Mostly cloudy with a high of 78 ?F and a 50% chance of precipitation. Winds E.Night - Mostly cloudy. Winds variable. The overnight low will be 68 ?F .
Friday
ThunderstormsPrecipitation: 15%Thunderstorms today with a high of 94 ?F and a low of 69 ?F
Saturday
ThunderstormsPrecipitation: 15%Thunderstorms today with a high of 96 ?Fand a low of 75 ?F .
Sunday
ThunderstormsPrecipitation: 20%20%34?25?Thunderstorms today with a high of 94 ?F and a low of 77 ?F.
Monday
Mostly CloudyPrecipitation: 0% Mostly cloudy today with a high of 80 ?F and a low of 71 ?F.
Tuesday
Partly cloudyPrecipitation: 0% Partly cloudy today with a high of 80 ?F and a low of 64 ?F .
Wednesday
Partly cloudyPrecipitation: 0% Partly cloudy today with a high of 80 ?F and a low of 62 ?F .
Thursday
Partly cloudyPrecipitation: 0%Partly cloudy today with a high of 83 ?F and a low of 61 ?F).
Friday
Partly cloudyPrecipitation: 5%Partly cloudy today with a high of 83 ?F and a low of 63 ?F .
Saturday
Partly cloudyPrecipitation: 0%Partly cloudy today with a high of 83 ?F and a low of 63 ?F.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 18, 2019, 01:09:49 pm
Howdy all!
Major the Super is a custom build, Caspian frame, ATI slide, Sig ramped barrel, the internals are either Wilson or Colt. I built it last year, did most of the work myself and had a local gunsmith do the trigger for safety. Nice shooter with one of the finest triggers I have ever gotten on a 1911.
(https://i.imgur.com/UTU147n.jpg)
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: The Trinity Kid on July 18, 2019, 08:19:31 pm
Evening all.

Just got back from work. Nothing noteworthy happened today.

I like the desantis pocket holsters. I'm also looking at a Vedder holster for iwb carry. They're custom molded kydex, and pretty thin.

--TK
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major E A Sterner on July 18, 2019, 10:26:23 pm
Kid, I have one of the Crossbreed supertuck for my Ruger SR9c and I love it, very comfortable even for a fat guy like me, something to look into if you want an IWB holster.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major 2 on July 19, 2019, 04:48:12 am
Living in a tropical climate light clothing is a must. Dockers Pants and an Oxford sport shirt is my daily wear.
I have found right pocket carry to be the most comfortable, easiest access and less printable carry for me.
I don't care for the IWB poke for all day carry.

Left is my Vest Pocket Gelesi , center the Beretta 950BS and the S&W model 36 or alternate Mod. 60. all are easily hidden in the rather deeper pocket of  Dockers style Pants. All are Desantis pocket holsters,
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 19, 2019, 06:24:11 am
Morning coffee is brewed up-

Weather is typical, hot n humid chance of more hot to miserable interrupted occasionally,   by rain showers or a pop up t storms. All else normal


The prementioned Uncle Mike?s holster was comparable to the one Major2 has showed you.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 19, 2019, 07:26:28 am
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

'Tis 72 and overcast. "Hot and humid. Partly sunny. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the morning. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Heat indices to 109."

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 19, 2019, 09:54:03 am
Good morning! 86 here already on the way to 95. Gonna have lunch with my buddy/gunsmith then inside for AC the rest of the day. Be careful, stay cool and if not, stay hydrated!
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 19, 2019, 02:23:16 pm
Making Salsa here today....

Rain showers popped up- the news says there is heavy flooding to our near east
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major E A Sterner on July 19, 2019, 02:43:43 pm
Have a bright sunny day here, not what the weather liars called for, Temps are 99degrees, 92 in the shade, high humidity. Good day to stay inside cleaning guns or reading the gun forums on the computer.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 20, 2019, 07:02:53 am
Coffee is up

Had a very large Pecan branch break half off.  It now blocks the drive near the barn. Will see if I can get step son here to help get it at least off the driveway.  This happened between like 4 and 6 pm. We both had driven under it several times yesterday.  This branch is 12 inches at trunk and 25 foot long. Typical old growth Pecan.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 20, 2019, 09:35:24 am
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

T'storms last night.

'Tis 82 and overcast. "Humid. Numerous showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. South wind 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70 percent."

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 20, 2019, 10:50:36 am
Good morning folks! Lazy day here, gonna go to a friend's 50th Birthday party in a bit. Y'all have a good one and stay cool!
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 20, 2019, 10:51:26 am
All the critters fed and watered and turned out to find shade.

So Suzanne and I decided we could tackle the Pecan limb. I said earlier 25 feet but in reality, closer to 40 feet long.
I would like to share something to all here. Because of my lack of lungs... I am on Oxygen 24/7. So my time doing manual labor is very short. It is what it is. Things like using equipment with pull starters is out of the question. Recently we had been looking at Battery powered equipment. I have a trunk of battery hand tools. With no issues with them. Yet I wasn?t sure about a chainsaw or pole saw. Both important for property maintenance. Without a word mentioned about a month ago our oldest boy showed up with the Lowe?s brand 80 volt saw.  He helped his mother with some things around his grandfathers old house. Since he and his wife to be will soon be moving in there. The next week he brought the accompanying pole saw. Plus a extra battery. This morning after feeding, she and I put them on the truck and took them to the tree. I was impressed with the torque the saw provided. She and I had all the branches cleared off and were cutting the limb when Justin showed up. He and I were able (mostly him) to get the limb cut off and sectioned enough to move. If you are thinking about the battery powered saw. I think they might be ideal for the home owner. I have plum run a couple good Stils till they would run no more. So I know nothing last forever. I don?t know what the life is but I am sold on them.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 20, 2019, 11:47:43 am
Cold front moving thru. T'storms here. Tornadoes by Green Bay, which is NE of here.

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major E A Sterner on July 20, 2019, 12:40:19 pm
Roo, are you going to let that wood season and use it in a smoker?
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: The Trinity Kid on July 20, 2019, 01:31:34 pm
Roo, are you going to let that wood season and use it in a smoker?

I was going to ask the same thing.

Afternoon all.

Day off work for me today. Next week will be 48 hours for me, which isn't much but feels like a lot at a convenience store. 6 day week, too. The check won't be bad though.

Took my girlfriend to a show jumping lesson today. She used to be a dreassage trainer, and now wants to learn jumping. So that was interesting. Different bunch of people than I am used to.

I can't speak to battery powered chainsaws, but my dad has a corded electric saw. It works pretty well for cutting >18" logs to firewood length, and if you bring the generator, it will work.

--TK
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 20, 2019, 03:46:00 pm
Most of it will get used
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 21, 2019, 06:13:43 am
Morning Coffee is ready...  watching the Hummingbirds attack the feeders and enjoying my cup from living room with AC going. ;D
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 21, 2019, 08:00:49 am
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

'Tis 68 and sunny. High of 81.

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 21, 2019, 08:39:56 am
TK And Major we will use some of the Pecan ourselves- we are sharing some with a neighbor who has a larger smoker and Justin who has one like ours. We also have oak and hickory here on the farm. We police up falling branches and limbs for smoking and grilling. Along with lump charcoal
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Delmonico on July 21, 2019, 09:43:57 am
Coffee is up

Had a very large Pecan branch break half off.  It now blocks the drive near the barn. Will see if I can get step son here to help get it at least off the driveway.  This happened between like 4 and 6 pm. We both had driven under it several times yesterday.  This branch is 12 inches at trunk and 25 foot long. Typical old growth Pecan.

Quit yer bitching, brother sent this yesterday.

It can wait till fall and cooler weather at least.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: The Trinity Kid on July 21, 2019, 12:32:01 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnHCPvfTN0I&app=desktop

For Roo and Del.

Sunny and slightly humid today. About all there is to say today.

--TK
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Delmonico on July 21, 2019, 12:45:39 pm
https://youtu.be/pfRdur8GLBM
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 21, 2019, 01:47:40 pm
I was singing the ladder/ latter yesterday as we cut ours up.

 We got one that big down. We occasionally shoot something into the root ball.  The tree it self is not in the way.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 22, 2019, 06:21:42 am
Morning Coffee is ready...  about 10 or 12 drops of rain here the past 3 days- flooding 20 minutes away, and other storm damages. Looks like more of the same to start week.

Picked the first figs yesterday morning- looked over the Sponge bushes. Going to be a good crop of them as well :o

Stay hydrated ya?ll
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 22, 2019, 07:17:10 am
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

'Tis 62 and sunny. High of 77.

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 22, 2019, 09:35:00 am
Good morning folks! Pouring rain here right now and the temps are gonna be decent most of this week. Today's plan involves the garage and still working on getting some frozen screws out of a Winchester 12. Raising my cup to you !
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 22, 2019, 01:07:59 pm
Building ant moats for the hummingbird feeders
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: The Trinity Kid on July 22, 2019, 09:13:21 pm
Building ant moats for the hummingbird feeders

Ate your feeders on free-standing poles or something? Mine hang from the eaves, so building a moat is difficult.

Flew to Wyoming last night.  It was bumpy, but went well.

--TK
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 23, 2019, 06:37:23 am
TK  ;D  ;D-  I believe you have a better variety of Hummingbirds out there. 

Coffee is up... light rain this morning clearing skies now.  I suspect  it will get humid shortly.

Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 23, 2019, 07:15:29 am
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

'Tis 60 and sunny. "Sunny in the morning  then partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 80. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent."

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 23, 2019, 10:53:50 am
Howdy folks, a very pretty day shaping up here. Plans are to fight with the Winchester screws some more, and stain the stock on a Rossi 92 I have. Great little rifle mechanically, but it has the ugliest wood on it! Pale, very little grain but well shaped. I figger some cherry / walnut mix will make it look decent at least!
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: The Trinity Kid on July 23, 2019, 11:59:02 am
Morning all.

Warm and humid here today.  I have work in an hour, then going to a movie afterwards. The new Lion King.

Howdy folks, a very pretty day shaping up here. Plans are to fight with the Winchester screws some more, and stain the stock on a Rossi 92 I have. Great little rifle mechanically, but it has the ugliest wood on it! Pale, very little grain but well shaped. I figger some cherry / walnut mix will make it look decent at least!
When I worked at the gun shop a couple years ago, we refinished one of those Rossi's. All we had on hand was walnut, and it came out okay. I think that cherry will really make it complete.

--TK
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 23, 2019, 12:05:29 pm
Stain on Rossi 94s from factory makes them a bit homely


TK the ant moats we?re a fail
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major E A Sterner on July 23, 2019, 01:20:56 pm
I had one of the pre safety Rossi 92's that had a black finish on the stock and fore end, I used WD-40 to remove it and it had a nicely figured piece of wood underneath. I wish I had kept that one, But a friend wanted it more than I did and offered me more than I paid for it.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 23, 2019, 07:58:40 pm
The first coat on the Rossi looks good so far. I have stopped on the screws as they won't come loose for me and I am not gonna bugger them up. Enjoying an iced tea now, see y'all in the AM.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 24, 2019, 05:47:10 am
Major i had a pre safety as well and one of few guns I sold and made a few bucks on. My motto is to buy high and sell low ::)

Deacon impact driver?


Coffee is up... have a cool front in place for a day or two.

Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 24, 2019, 07:11:03 am
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

Bought a new A/C yesterday and installed it.

'Tis 55 and sunny. "Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent."

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 24, 2019, 09:48:17 am
Morning all! Rooster, I was having no luck on them so I decided to skip raising the force level as I still don't know if the sights are soldered on in addition to the screws. These were added later it seems. They are actually rifle style sights on the barrel, not factory.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 25, 2019, 07:01:13 am
Morning coffee is up

Not feeling so well - I may go back to bed
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 25, 2019, 07:09:29 am
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

'Tis 60 and sunny. High of 84.

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major 2 on July 25, 2019, 07:31:13 am
Feel Better Roo rest is best
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 25, 2019, 10:42:17 am
Yup, get some rest Rooster! Heading to the range in a minute, y'all be good !
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 25, 2019, 09:21:16 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/G7tjE1F.jpg)
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: The Trinity Kid on July 25, 2019, 09:47:12 pm
 Evening all.

Long day at work today, even though it was technically a short day. Lot of customers, and two large delivery trucks, with just little old me to get them checked in, scanned, and put out on the shelves. I ended up staying 45 minutes late.

I also managed to hurt my back picking up a box labeled "paper towels" that was really filled with windshield washer fluid. So I'm talking it easy tonight.

--TK
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 26, 2019, 06:06:34 am
Deacon we have one like that here too  :D

Morning Coffee going for the early risers.

Got someone coming to buy the last of this years goat crop. Then Doctors appointment for myself. A follow up I have procrastinated on.

https://youtu.be/qeUIK2Rfa0w
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 26, 2019, 07:24:24 am
Kid, take care of that back! Y'all have a good day and God bless!
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 26, 2019, 07:42:58 am
https://youtu.be/EN73Ko26LgI
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 26, 2019, 08:56:51 am
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

Off verk today 'cuz I verked Sunday. Good tihing 'cuz I have a cold. Gonna rest today.

'Tis 66 and sprinkles. "Breezy. Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers in the morning  then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the middle 80s. South wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent."

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Delmonico on July 26, 2019, 12:15:18 pm
Evening all.

Long day at work today, even though it was technically a short day. Lot of customers, and two large delivery trucks, with just little old me to get them checked in, scanned, and put out on the shelves. I ended up staying 45 minutes late.

I also managed to hurt my back picking up a box labeled "paper towels" that was really filled with windshield washer fluid. So I'm talking it easy tonight.

--TK

Yep, been there, done that.  What is the average an hour for sales?

At least the relief showed up.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 26, 2019, 01:44:39 pm
Slim why is the Dillon Banner showing up on my post? Like the one at bottom of page.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 26, 2019, 02:18:18 pm
Now they are gone ???
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 26, 2019, 04:12:09 pm
Well, here's a pic of the Rossi put back together. Turned out nicely, the stripes on the butt are some kind of reflection.
(https://i.imgur.com/iiJhauW.jpg)
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 26, 2019, 06:45:53 pm
I have Ad Block Plus So I don't see any ads or banners.

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: The Trinity Kid on July 27, 2019, 01:20:07 am
Yep, been there, done that.  What is the average an hour for sales?

At least the relief showed up.

On a Thursday afternoon we average about 15 customers an hour.

Today was even longer than yesterday. I was originally scheduled 12-5:30.  But then the schedule got thrown in a blender, and I even up working 12-11:30, with a 10 minute break around 3 to drive across town to the second location and resume work there.

Have to be back at 10:30am.  I am starting to wonder if this is worth the $10.25 I'm making.

--TK
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major 2 on July 27, 2019, 05:48:11 am
are they paying time & a half after 8 hours ?   

Lunch & toy store visit on the schedule today.


Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 27, 2019, 05:57:45 am
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are ready.

Day at the fair grounds. Dressage show and prepare for fair.

'Tis 69 and partly cloudy. "Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the middle 80s. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent."

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: pony express on July 27, 2019, 06:11:52 am
are they paying time & a half after 8 hours ?   

Lunch & toy store visit on the schedule today.

Most likely the OT is based on 40hr a week, and not daily.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major 2 on July 27, 2019, 06:41:50 am
Most likely the OT is based on 40hr a week, and not daily.

maybe so ?   ::)   Burn you out with 10 -12 days and cut you at  39 hours.... Or hold you under 32-38 hours PT and no Insurance
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Delmonico on July 27, 2019, 07:21:38 am
15 an hour you can get in a nap,  I seldom did under 40 an hour and did some 8-10's where I averaged over 60.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 27, 2019, 01:20:17 pm
Daughter #3 got blue ribbons in her Dressage class.  :)

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major 2 on July 27, 2019, 03:16:43 pm
Toy visit was cool....

Russian Dragunov sniper rifle  the real deal captured in Iraq ?. asking  $9000.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major E A Sterner on July 27, 2019, 06:00:05 pm
Congratulations Slim's Daughter #3

How did they get the Druganov back to the states? There is a ban on bringing back war trophies
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 27, 2019, 06:24:19 pm
Daughter #3 got blue ribbons in her Dressage class.  :)

Slim

Congrats to #3


Busy day today..  morning Farmers Market- it was 93 at noon and attendance dropped.  Back at the farm we are uncluttering things. A roll off is here for us to fill. We may need a second one.
We decided we haul any scrap metal to recycler ourselves instead of giving it away for the hauling.

Anyways going to rest up now
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 27, 2019, 08:29:37 pm
Slim congrats to your daughter!
Drove 2 hours, picked one of my Aunts [she's 74], then another hour over to see the other Aunt [She's 81]. Took 'em to lunch, had a great visit, they loved it. We got back a bit ago, long day but super nice.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: The Trinity Kid on July 27, 2019, 09:26:14 pm
Most likely the OT is based on 40hr a week, and not daily.

Bingo. I have 43 hours this week. So for working an 11 hour day, I get a grand total of 3 hours of overtime for the week. It is time and a half.

Seven hours at work today. This evening I'm going to look at some hot air balloons. That's about it.

--TK
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 28, 2019, 05:50:17 am
Morning Coffee is brewed


TK those hot air balloons may take you to a 5th Deminsion- or to Kansas
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 28, 2019, 07:23:06 am
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

'Tis 60 and sunny. "Partly cloudy with afternoon showers or thunderstorms. High 87F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%."

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major 2 on July 28, 2019, 09:26:46 am
Congratulations Slim's Daughter #3

How did they get the Druganov back to the states? There is a ban on bringing back war trophies


Owner said  " he brought it back before the ban , he said the 1st. Gulf War....  :-\  I don't know

I don't know the guy that well , he was in the shop, comes in often , and that was his story.

Cool piece of history ...wayyyyyyyy out of my price range anyway 
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Russ T Chambers on July 28, 2019, 10:51:18 am



TK those hot air balloons may take you to a 5th Deminsion- or to Kansas

Or they may take you to an AM PM for a cup of coffee.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 28, 2019, 05:11:26 pm
Or they may take you to an AM PM for a cup of coffee.

 The grasshoppers have not taken you away yet?
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 29, 2019, 08:27:30 am
Morning Coffee is up..

Over the wet spring two of our adult goats. Became sickly pneumonia brought on from wet weather - one passed away. Friday the other passed on. Suzanne is blaming herself for it. Of course we did all humanly possible for them.  The others are fine. We don?t own a backhoe so we had to hand dig in this hard ground to bury this one. Neighbor used his for the other one but was not available this time. This morning I ran to feeed store and picked up a bag of lime to mask the smell. Yes, A deeper hole would have helped.

So morning has been busy, hopefully this week will be uneventful.

Hope ya all have a better morning
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Delmonico on July 29, 2019, 08:56:18 am
It's not, the time has come, Rowdy is making the last trip to the vet at 11:30.

Got bad last night, having trouble breathing and can't wall or hey up hardly.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 29, 2019, 09:29:41 am
Sorry for both of you. I fear the worst has come to my girl who disappeared in April. I missher so much. She knew when I was sick before I did.
Been a tuff year for animals for everyone this year.  Glen I remember when rowdy comeunto your life.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 29, 2019, 12:31:32 pm
Del, so sorry to hear this. Prayers for you and your family.

Pouring rain right now, so a lazy day here.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 29, 2019, 12:39:07 pm
TK Russ T

https://youtu.be/J4x6Rq5WJkU

https://youtu.be/1N2wyiCf0Mo


From the flying air circus in Virginia



Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Delmonico on July 29, 2019, 01:20:50 pm
We are back and looking at pictures.  He had to be carried, it was time, wasn't till late last night.

He went peacefully, I was petting his head the whole time, we'll get his ashes in about a week. :'(
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Russ T Chambers on July 29, 2019, 04:49:21 pm
First of all, my sincere condolences go out to you guys on your recent losses.  I'm hoping to have my oldest hang in there for another year or so.  I've lost so many of my good companions over the years!

Roo

Those little critters are staying about 200 miles East of us this year.  several years ago they started their little migration just North of town near our range.  They don't carry you away, they just sacrifice enough of themselves to getting run over so the road is slimy enough they can push you and your car away.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 29, 2019, 05:55:09 pm
Del i remember tthe first photo Kid in cage
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 29, 2019, 08:13:34 pm
Sorry for your losses, pards.

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 30, 2019, 06:10:14 am
Coffee is ready
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 30, 2019, 07:01:36 am
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

'Tis 59 and overcast. High of 73.

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 30, 2019, 07:57:51 am
Good morning folks! On the 2nd cup of coffee this morning, waiting for our cleaning gal to show up. She's a sweetie, kind of an adopted niece, crud we had her Mom in a Sunday school class when she was in High School, so we've known her all her life. Then, looks like I will head to the range for a bit. Y'all have a good one.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major 2 on July 30, 2019, 09:47:37 am
Thanks ....
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 30, 2019, 10:51:42 am
Just ate some cucumber onion salad and a plate of cherry tomatoes... yum
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Delmonico on July 30, 2019, 10:57:17 am
Strange around here. :'(
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major 2 on July 30, 2019, 01:24:52 pm
Yeah  :(
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Delmonico on July 30, 2019, 03:59:24 pm
The day after is always the worst.

Cleaned and put the dishes away, took extra food and the toys out to BILs dog.

Going to start looking for a young black Male that needs a home toward fall, but wouldn't ignore one that popped up before, just not going to actively search till then.

This 2007 picture is fitting.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 30, 2019, 08:43:09 pm
The day after is always the worst.

Cleaned and put the dishes away, took extra food and the toys out to BILs dog.

Going to start looking for a young black Male that needs a home toward fall, but wouldn't ignore one that popped up before, just not going to actively search till then.

This 2007 picture is fitting.


I am sure it is.





Another dang tree down this afternoon, this one a Oak not really big, but big enough. Landed on fence. And took a power line to other barn down. Got a lot of it cut off before a storm blew in. I am too old and my health is making this a challenge. I hadn?t sold my saddle yet, but I might list it... ::)
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 31, 2019, 06:46:09 am
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are ready.

Going to a friends land after verk to shoot.

'Tis 49 and fog. High of 77.

Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 31, 2019, 06:52:39 am
Thanks for the coffee Slim
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 31, 2019, 09:34:57 am
Last day of the month all ready
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Delmonico on July 31, 2019, 04:27:47 pm
Changed our minds, we ain't waiting till fall, put in for a 1-2 year old black boy out of local lab rescue.  Also  to get on the list for others. 

Waiting to hear back, they said it might take a week for process and to get approval.


Don't expect another Rowdy, expect him to be him and we'll accept him.


Name is Zeed, may try to tall him out of that if we get him.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 31, 2019, 04:48:14 pm
 ;)
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major 2 on July 31, 2019, 05:30:39 pm
Good for you Del....

Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: litl rooster on July 31, 2019, 06:35:02 pm
Got the tree off the fence and power wire- need to clean brush up and jack the power wire up higher. 


I believe some redneck engineering is in the works.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: DeaconKC on July 31, 2019, 08:11:25 pm
Del, maybe you can get the pup to answer to Zeke. It's close enough that it maybe easier to get him used to it. Looking forward to Getting this month over with and next month's travel.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Delmonico on July 31, 2019, 10:21:52 pm
Long story,  wife's heart melted all over the easy chair tonight and I  made a phone call.

Not sure yet but pretty sure one of these blacks is a Male.  If so looks like I'm getting an Okie dog.

Yeah wasn't going to do another pup, wife says we have to now. ;D

In Woodward Oklahoma, if it works I will pick him up in Kansas in two weeks, delivered via a Chuckwagon. ::)
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major E A Sterner on July 31, 2019, 10:54:35 pm
Good looking pups Del, My Mom's shiTszu just passed last week, He was 16 years old, She's going to wait a bit before looking for a new pup.
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major E A Sterner on July 31, 2019, 11:45:55 pm
 Go Here.

https://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,62868.new.html#new
Title: Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
Post by: Major 2 on August 01, 2019, 07:35:11 am
Happy for you Del.   We are are not there yet... our loss is still a raw nerve....