Day By Day

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  • WayneM

    Evidently Damon isn’t familiar with prudent use of firearms to deal with snakes and other nuisances.

  • There’s almost a joke there, along the lines of that being Damon’s blurb…”I’m a Black Power man, myself”.

    But that’s Damon, and Wade, at the Double D, so, oh never mind.

    • Pamela

      Wade must have had the foresight to lay in a supply of powder.

  • capn

    If he stays in South Texas for long he will learn.
    Everything in Texas has fangs, claws, thorns or a poisonous stinger.
    And then there’s the wildlife.

    My hip carry is “three prime numbers” and throws hollow points.
    For snakes I use a long stick and a machette. (or a shovel) Why ruin all of that “chicken meat”?
    And some folks will buy the hides as well if they are of a size to make a belt.

    • interventor

      Lived in Texas for 3 years. Remember the ladies looked much better than that.

      • H_B

        Obviously, you stayed out of Austin.

        • interventor

          Obviously, I’m sane.

      • capn

        H_B has already answered interventor but I will throw in the fact that I am allergic to Cities especially Big Cities as are most Freedom minded individuals, or so it seems to me.

        There are entirely too many collectivists and communists running about trying to force their mindset upon the rest of the residents. Entirely too much government trying to impose the tired and outdated “Divine Right” mind sets. (Eminent Domain, theft is OK if it’s called taxes, et cetera)

        On the positive side, (perhaps the only positive IMHO) due to the volume of residents, there is a greater chance of attractive female residents.
        (Place warning about fangs, claws et cetera here.)

  • capn

    Well … I confused the html program when I put my attempt at humor into <"s instead of ('s.
    So in your minds eye place this behind the word wildlife (rolls eyes)

    Teach me to try to be funny.

  • How old is Javier, now? And I thought Zed had trained Damon up some, gun wise. But cowboy? Were’d that come from?

  • There are a generous plenty of shootin’ types today who delight in six-chambered black powder cap-and-ball revolvers. As I recall, the Colt 1851 Navy model (just to name one example) got to be downright popular in its day, and many such remain in firing condition and are exercised by their owners.

    • H_B

      If interested, look up Single Action Shooting Society (S.A.S.S.) They have lots of competitions around the country every year, plenty of local clubs, and a casual attitude about everything except firearms-handling safety.

      • You can get a nice (modern) SA for not too much, but I prefer modern propellent to black powder.

        • eon

          The SA revolver is still probably the single most reliable repeating handgun there is. Simply put, there is much less to “go wrong” than more advanced designs.

          The Browning-designed automatics are the self-loading equivalent. Next to the blowbacks, the simplest of them is not the 1911, but the P-35 High Power. with it, Browning and Dieudonne Saive basically modernized and simplified the 1911, eliminating everything that wasn’t absolutely necessary to make it go “bang”. (That magazine safety was the French Army’s idea, not theirs, and then France decided they didn’t want the pistol. Typical.)

          A P-35 and a 9mm SA (like the Ruger Single-Six with the two cylinders in .357 and 9) would be a nearly unbeatable combination for back-country pistol work. Most obviously because ammunition for one or the other can be found almost anywhere.

          Just don’t try to use either one to do a rifle’s job. Use a rifle. (See Keith’s Third Law.)

          cheers

          eon

  • Not to speak of the replica black powder gunmakers turning out new ones.

    Read somewhere that there are more black powder guns made today than during the Revolution.

    I’ll stick with my .44 Spl.

  • Pat

    Letting a male child go to a public school – isn’t that child endangerment, these days?

    • Chris Muir

      It’s saturday math lessons at home.They are all homeschooled.

  • Stormhawk

    Always favored Remingtons when it came to cap and ball revolvers. The relative ease of changing one empty cylinder for a loaded and ready one from the pouch had it’s appeal, I must confess.

  • Bill G

    I can’t see Damon going traditionalist. It’ll be interesting to see his choice.
    And I’d love to see Wade’s collection.

  • OpenTheDoor

    What I cannot figure out is the ATF has hardly any restrictions on BP weapons.
    Those old hoglegs will kill you just as dead as a Glock. They do keep tight rein on the BP, classed as an explosive substance, it’s all pyrodex now.
    This leads me to believe it really isn’t all about ‘safety’ eh?

    • capn

      Another reason for their popularity is the fact that BP can be made from raw materials by the individual with the interest and desire.
      It won’t be as clean and quick as Pyrodex but it will push that little projectile right on down range just fine. Just clean up after use.

      Safety? We don’t need no safety.

    • interventor

      Federal law exempts black powder weapons from most restrictions.

      • Little-Acorn

        I thought the 2nd amendment did that?

        And not only to black powder guns.

        • eon

          Anybody who thinks “restrictions” on anything work should look up “Paltik guns Philippines”. Not just “zip guns”, but everything up to and including fully-automatic shotguns. All “homemade”.

          See Guns Magazine, December 1982, Vol. XXVIII, issue 12-2, cover story “Homemade Guns of the Philippines” (pp.42-47, 74, 76).

          You could just about make any or all of the “devices” described from the drawings.

          cheers

          eon

  • Grape

    I wanna grow up to be a cowboy.

    • GWB

      I don’t think you can grow up if you’re a cowboy. 😉

    • DavidT

      What’s this “growing up” you speak of? Alternately, if you don’t grow up by age 50 you don’t have to (I win that award).

  • idahobob

    We may be getting older, but we are not growing up!

    Bob
    III

  • Jazz

    I tried “grown up” once, but it didn’t take.

  • Pamela

    Oh my. Javier wants to grow up and be a man.
    Not some politically correct, non-micro aggression causing, yet to be determined orientation, mindless drone.
    A Man. Tell him once he passes gun safety and practices shooting, learns to care for and ride a horse, he can go.

  • Indiana Mike

    One of my favorite handguns to shoot is a replica Colt 1851 Navy, Mason-Richards cartridge conversion in 38 Special. Stunningly beautiful, and like Sam, is proud of being a full 38.

  • bill

    Coach Shotgun would work.

  • Rick

    Got a genuine 1849 Pocket Model and an 1851 London-marked Navy, both serial dated to 1861.

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