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Re: T minus 66 Days and counting....
« Reply #125 on: August 06, 2009, 12:07:18 am »
Due to employment and time constraints, it is my sad duty to inform you that I and my lovely wife Penny (Megan O'Ruckus) will be unable to attend the Muster this year.

I'm sorry to hear that Dave. I was hoping to see you and Penny again this year, but I knew about your job situation. I can relate. I just started a new job too and am going to have to use my only personal day this semester for Friday of the muster. I'm just hoping that I can work it out to get a couple of extra days off to attend the 2010 Muster because I'll need at least one day just to travel.
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Re: T minus 66 Days and counting....
« Reply #126 on: August 06, 2009, 11:40:41 am »
Registration went in the mail today!
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Re: T minus 66 Days and counting....
« Reply #127 on: August 06, 2009, 02:27:08 pm »
..... I and my lovely wife Penny (Megan O'Ruckus) will be unable to attend the Muster this year. .....

Bad news, indeed!

(Well ..... I'll probably survive your absence, but Penny will most definitely be missed!!!   ;)  )
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Re: T minus 66 Days and counting....
« Reply #128 on: August 07, 2009, 09:34:56 pm »
My registration was mailed yesterday.

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Re: T minus 66 Days and counting....
« Reply #129 on: August 07, 2009, 10:41:50 pm »
They are rolling in! Registration is now ahead of last year's final count even without Dusty's
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Re: T minus 66 Days and counting....
« Reply #130 on: August 07, 2009, 10:43:31 pm »
Pitspitr,

Did you get all my paperwork and fees? Sent on July 31  ;D



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Re: T minus 66 Days and counting....
« Reply #131 on: August 07, 2009, 10:56:06 pm »
Sure did Bob. I'm a little behind on paper work and I've been trying to get a little caught up tonight.
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Re: T minus 66 Days and counting....
« Reply #132 on: August 07, 2009, 11:04:09 pm »
Mine went in the mail today. 
Can't hardly wait.
 
Do you have a round count yet. Want to make sure I bring enough ammo.
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Re: T minus 66 Days and counting....
« Reply #133 on: August 08, 2009, 11:08:49 am »
Sure did Bob. I'm a little behind on paper work and I've been trying to get a little caught up tonight.

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Re: T minus 66 Days and counting....
« Reply #134 on: August 08, 2009, 02:04:06 pm »
Colonel Pitspitr -

Check your e-mail (at the nctc.net address ....)
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Re: T minus 66 Days and counting....
« Reply #135 on: August 08, 2009, 02:11:02 pm »
Got it Col. Thanks!
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Re: T minus 66 Days and counting....
« Reply #136 on: August 08, 2009, 02:18:52 pm »
I need some help guys. I haven't ever participated in a Wild Bunch match. In fact the only one I've ever even seen was last years Grand Muster Match, and then I was busy doing other things, so I really didn't see that one. Originally Col., Major, Lt. Matt Lewis was going to put together a stand alone WB match for earlier in the week of the GM. With his new work situation that isn't going to happen so we added a 4 stage WB match to the side matches.  What I'm wondering is if there is anyone or several someones who would be willing to write the stages for the WB match? I'd like to have them based on a MoH or VC engagement if possible but that isn't a hard and fast requirement.
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Re: T minus 66 Days and counting....
« Reply #137 on: August 08, 2009, 02:54:49 pm »
.... What I'm wondering is if there is anyone or several someones who would be willing to write the stages for the WB match? I'd like to have them based on a MoH or VC engagement if possible but that isn't a hard and fast requirement.

Colonel:

I'd certainly be willing to figure out a stage (or two) based on Victoria Cross exploits.  Lots of possibilities from The Great War, of course - with the added benefit that the official handgun for the first contingents of the Canadian Expeditionary Force was none other than the Colt Government Model Pistol ('correct' name for the commercial-production Model 1911) in .45ACP! 

Canada bought about half of Colt's 1914 commercial production of the pistol -  5,000 in fact - and I am very proud to be the custodian of one of them, which is an absolute peach -



(And it is listed on my import permit application ......  ;D


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Re: T minus 62 Days and counting....
« Reply #138 on: August 08, 2009, 03:27:49 pm »
RSJ, That is a good looking Colt.
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Re: T minus 62 Days and counting....
« Reply #139 on: August 08, 2009, 03:47:07 pm »
Thanks Col.! And I'll second Texas Lawdogs motion. She is a Beaut! Mine is just a cheap A1 repro.  :-[

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Re: T minus 62 Days and counting....
« Reply #140 on: August 08, 2009, 03:57:48 pm »
Thanks, TL and Col.P ! 

The light was rather poor when I took that photo.  Here is another which shows off its true beauty a bit better (although the helmet has a rather incongruous WWII or later net on it ....)    That is the original finish, by the way ...... and those are tree branches reflected in the slide!     

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Problem is .... she still has the original early-specs "umpteen pound trigger pull" ....   :'(

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Re: T minus 62 Days and counting....
« Reply #141 on: August 08, 2009, 04:05:04 pm »
I don't suppose you'd be interested in a straight across trade, would you? ;D

Some day I'd like to find a repro lanyard ring mag or 2
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Re: T minus 62 Days and counting....
« Reply #142 on: August 08, 2009, 04:05:45 pm »
RSJ, It 's still a beautiful firearm. I bought a Rock Island 45. I've got a couple of Para Ordinance 45's, a P 10 and a P 12. I also have a M1991 Colt SS that is still in box, unfired.
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Re: T minus 62 Days and counting....
« Reply #143 on: August 08, 2009, 08:42:03 pm »
My entry went out today by Post rider. ;D
I have not done much shooting this year for various reasons, so I am keenly looking forward to this Muster.

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Re: T minus 62 Days and counting....
« Reply #144 on: August 09, 2009, 07:12:37 am »
My registration went out by post rider yesterday as well. 

Having missed the last two Grand Musters, I'm really looking forward to this one.

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Re: T minus 62 Days and counting....
« Reply #145 on: August 09, 2009, 08:15:35 am »
There's been quite a flurry of registrations coming in the last couple of days. I got 3 yesterday. There are now more registered than what attended last year. For those who haven't registered, please get them in soon. I want to make sure that I have all the medals engraved ahead of time so that I don't have to mail any like we have the last couple of years. Also having your registration early will help the prize committee with sponsors. We've had one vendor contact us who said he'd be willing to donate a firearm if we have enough registrants.
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Re: T minus 62 Days and counting....
« Reply #146 on: August 09, 2009, 09:00:43 am »
I received a GAF Muster registration form in the mail yesterday. Sure made me wanna send it back in. But, my lack of vacation won't allow it. Thanks anyway, Pitspitr.

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Re: T minus 62 Days and counting....
« Reply #147 on: August 09, 2009, 10:39:56 am »
There is another thread going ab out some of the door prizes being donated.  I'll try to keep it updated. 
On the wild bunch side.  we alow WB as a catagory at regular CAS matches and most any regulr stage can work for WB.  The "stiory' can be adapted acordingly.  One suggestion is that all shotugn rounds be loaded on the clock but repeaters can load more than 2 at a time.  This evens the field for anyone shooting a SXS in the WB match. 
SASS has some guidlines used at the big WB matches that could be addapted.
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Re: T minus 62 Days and counting....
« Reply #148 on: August 09, 2009, 01:10:56 pm »
Wish you could too Slim. You, Guns Garrett & Penny and Major Matt will all be missed, well you Dave and Penny anyway ;) ;D Just kidding Richard we'll miss you too. I haven't heard from Shalako Al yet either. Money's tight right now for most everyone. I just really appreciate the effort of those that are able to come. Maybe next year Slim.
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Re: T minus 62 Days and counting....
« Reply #149 on: August 09, 2009, 04:01:17 pm »
Wish you could too Slim. You, Guns Garrett & Penny and Major Matt will all be missed, well you Dave and Penny anyway ;) ;D Just kidding Richard we'll miss you too. I haven't heard from Shalako Al yet either. Money's tight right now for most everyone. I just really appreciate the effort of those that are able to come. Maybe next year Slim.
We will have to see.

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