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RPatton

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  • Birthday 06/02/1948

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    Randy Patton

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  1. If the 45 extractor does or does not catch and hold a 40 depends a lot on the model of gun you in which you try this.
  2. I hope you don't have any permanent damage from that injury. At a USPSA match a friend and I were downrange pasting targets when he had a piece of bullet jacket come over the berm between us and the next door range and completely penetrate the top of his ear. It was bleeding from both sides. After that I bought a pair of wrap around glasses and I still try not to turn my back when people are shooting steel.
  3. Give up golf. I don't play golf but I know a lot of people that do. My head is not tough enough to have a hobby that I would have to drink to enjoy. "A golf course is a waste of a good rifle range."
  4. The ringing in my ears from a misspent youth shooting without earplugs and some Dr. Hook
  5. The Wild Bunch After Pike(William Holden) and the boys blasted the Mexican general who had just cut the throat of their friend Angel and they are all facing the whole Mexican army. Nobody is moving, then Ben Johnson says: "We got these sonsabitches buffaloed." so then Pike shoots the German general and the final fight was on. You can't help but like a movie that burned through 30,000 rounds of 30.06 in a water cooled Browning just making the last fight scene.
  6. This is what happens when you ask a question that only requires a YES / NO answer. LOL
  7. I guess one advantage of being a lefty is that I can easily watch the round being chambered without any effort so I had always put the press check in the same category as taking a sight picture. I know what my sights are going to look like so I don't waste my time making sure. If I was using a dot it would be different.
  8. I see a LOT of shooters 'make ready' by inserting a mag, racking the slide, and then pulling the slide back enough to make sure that a round is in the chamber. Has any one ever NOT seen a bullet in the chamber?
  9. I would like to see the first round shot under a tin roof after doing that.
  10. In 1965 I watched a co-worker putting a trailer hitch on a car. It was jacked up high enough to get the drill in place with him under it . This was an early '60s 1/2" 120 volt drill with a LOT of torque. The drill had one of the old handles on the back of the motor. The bit was dull and in order to get the last hole drilled in the frame he had the trigger locked back, the handle in his shoulder like a rifle, and was using both hands to pull it into the frame. The bit grabbed just as it went through the frame and the drill promptly knocked out a tooth. It was still going and continued to whip
  11. When I was a senior in high school my brother found an article about making solid rocket fuel using powdered zinc and sulfur. One night while they were practicing for the senior play I went to the school even though I wasn't in the play. I was taking chemistry and wandered into the lab where I found a bottle in a cabinet and turned it around to see what it was because it was really heavy. It was powdered zinc. Remembering the rocket fuel article I looked around the lab it wasn't hard to find some sulfur. Not knowing the ratio I needed to get a rocket moving I opted for a couple tablespoons of
  12. When I was in high school several of us had finished a day of deer hunting with a pack of hounds and were standing around the edge of a soybean field. The remains of an old chimney were standing about 4 feet high and 150 yards out. Everyone started taking shots at it. One guy had a 12Ga and was trying to hit it with a slug. Not having any success, he decided to take a rest off the left rear fin of his '57 Chevy and being right handed he was shooting across the right side fin. The hole that 12ga put in the fin was most impressive. I still laugh when I think about it 50 years later. That sight
  13. I am right handed and left eye dominate so I became a left handed shooter at about 5. With a load 2 vest, I roll the shotgun over and place the butt into my armpit while keeping it level with my left hand still on the pistol grip. My Mark Otto vest is up on my chest and I load 2 with my right hand. Returning the gun to action is a flip of the wrist and it is already pointed at the target. If I have to go prone my shells don't end up scattered all over the range. This works for me. The only disadvantage I see for left handed shot gunners is that I cannot load 4 as the bolt release gets in my w
  14. Identical only in the looks department hence my "less durable" comment.
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