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  1. Every few years the American College of Surgeons comes out with a SESAP program for surgeons.  This stands for Self Education Self-Assessment Program, and it an intensive course covering a multitude of topics encountered by a General Surgeon.

     

    The topic of tourniquets came up.  This is from the American College of Surgeons:

     

    The purpose of the tourniquet is to stop arterial inflow and prevent ongoing hemorrhage. Inappropriately applied, tourniquets may actually increase bleeding due to inadequate arterial occlusion and increased venous congestion. A concern with the use of tourniquets is nerve and muscle injury. Appropriate application and removal of tourniquets is not associated with muscle and nerve damage but does reduce deaths from bleeding. The principles of the proper application of tourniquets include the following:

    ·         Only use tourniquets for potentially life-threatening extremity bleeding.

    ·         Set the tourniquet at the lowest possible pressure needed to effectively stop hemorrhage.

    ·         Place the tourniquet as close to the wound as possible.

    ·         Keep meticulous tourniquet time, because tourniquet time should be minimized, ideally not exceeding 2 hours.

    ·         Use side-by-side or wide tourniquets to minimize tissue damage and for large wounds.

    Once at the hospital, the tourniquet should be released only in a controlled setting such as an operating room.

    Tourniquet use is not associated with increased limb loss.

     


  2. If you need to reach Winchester about any problems with gun damage, primer issues, etc., this is the name and number nobody at Winchster will tell you:

     

    Jake

    jchanks@olin.com

    618.258.2738 (Direct Line)

     

    It took me three weeks to get this intel.  They dodged me.  Didn't return calls.  Played dumb.  Excuse after another.  It was quite irritating but persistence paid off.


  3. 2008 S&W Winter Nationals.

     

    I shot a stage.  As the SO and I headed to the right to score targets, people on my squad started pasting targets from the left before I could see my hits.  I was told I had 5 misses on three targets.  I never saw all the targets before they were pasted.  The targets were close, and I won the accuracy title in 2007.  I was shooting Master Class in CDP at the time, and I've never had 5 mikes on a stage.  I got screwed over.  It pissed me off so bad, I packed up my gear and left.  I've never been back.


  4. 18 hours ago, shred said:

    FWIW, they now have a home-test for the low-risk people where you basically crap in a box and ship that to a lab to be tested.  Comes back negative, you can skip the scope for a while-- know there is a fairly large false-positive rate though.

     

     

    Here is a link to more information: https://www.cologuardtest.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9qj8l__u4wIVS77ACh3sHwAoEAAYASAAEgLI5_D_BwE

     

    The false positive issue isn't a big deal as long as you follow up with a colonoscopy.  The problem I have with this test are the false negatives.  What should you do if your cologuard test is negative?  Is it really negative?

     

    The gold standard is a colonoscopy.  I don't trust the at home test.


  5. 3 minutes ago, SteelCityShooter said:

    If I were in the market for a new Dillon, I think I'd wait before buying a 750.  Any new product is going to have teething problems and I wouldn't want to be a Beta tester for the 750.  The XL650 is a known quantity with its strengths and minor weaknesses well established so you know what you are getting.   The 750 has yet to prove itself.

     

    My thoughts exactly.  I called Dillon yesterday.  They told me they still have some 650s in stock, but I am not sure I am going to go that route given the problems I've had with the 650 in the past.  I actually like the 550 priming system.  It's finicky, but I can work with that.  The 650 priming system used to send me into a fit of rage.  I know guys here like it just fine, but my experience wasn't that.


  6. On 1/22/2017 at 6:18 AM, narwhal said:

    I was wondering how people deal with a really poor match result?  

     

    I just got destroyed two weekends ago by a CDP Sharpshooter.  I used to shoot in the CDP Division as a Master, and I usually won.  Then I took a 9 year sabbatical after I went to an egregiously dangerous major match.  That match was so disturbing to me that I took a step back.  There was also a thread on this forum that was started about ten years ago about a guy that injured his hand very badly while reloading.  I don't recall there ever being a consensus as to what or how it happened.  Since I am a Surgeon and my hands are very important to me, I didn't touch my reloading machine for a decade.

     

     I decided to get back into shooting a few months ago.  I suck right now.  I suck really bad.  I miss targets, my flinch is back, I have brain farts, etc.  The rules have changed.  The scoring system has changed.  There are some obstacles I need to deal with.

     

    For me a bad match result is not as demoralizing because I know what I am capable of, and more importantly, I know what I need to do to get there.  There was a thread on this forum that  I remember following about what you would do if you could no longer be competitive.  That thread has haunted me because as I get older I worry that I may have peaked.  Now I can look forward to competing in the Senior Citizen category in a few years!  I'll just work to be the fastest geezer at the range!

     

    People are either fighters or they are quitters. My attitude is you haven't failed until you have given up.


  7. Update.....

     

    I have yet to hear back from Winchester.  I have ~20,000 primers for sale if anyone is interested (I'm kidding)!  I'd like Winchester to take them back and refund my money.

     

    Pullman has not responded to me.

     

    Les Baer wants me to send them the slide first before telling me my options, but I suspect they are going to want to put a new slide on the gun, and if so, that will be the most expensive fix by far.  And I'm not really that confident in the rockwell hardness of their steel.

     

    Jim at Innovativecustomguns.com e-mailed me on Sunday.  He does micro tig welding and quoted me $125 - $150 dollars.

     

    Logan Clark at  Clark Custom Guns e-mailed me this morning.  They drill out the corroded area and replace it with a hardened steel plug.  This is the most exciting news.  They charge $8 dollars for materials, $21.30 in labor plus shipping.  


  8. 2 hours ago, Yondering said:

     

    I'm surprised you haven't heard of this issue with Winchester large rifle and pistol primers that's been going on for the last 10+ years. It's a really common occurrence with some batches of Winchester primers, with information about it all over the web.

     

     

    I've been out of shooting for almost ten years.  My last match was in 2010. 


  9. Thanks Jim.  I'll give him a call.

     

    I'm also going to file a complaint with Winchester.  The erosion that I am seeing happened so quickly it makes me really wonder if I got a bad batch of primers now that Tony mentioned it.  I had some mild pitting\erosion in a couple of spots before the match this past weekend.  What you are seeing in the photo above literally happened after one day of shooting...maybe 200 rounds.  I am also seeing a couple of spots on the breech face on a gun that I built.  That gun has barely been shot.  It's practically brand new.  I test fired the gun a few months ago and it sat in my safe. I shot three stages at the match and put it away after it malfunctioned on me.  I had a failure to feed so I got my backup gun out of the trunk of my car.  I got that pistol out last night and noticed a couple of areas of pitting on the breech that aren't right. I've compared it to another gun I built at the same time.  The erosion I'm seeing is from the match.  It's really pissing me off.  The first stage was six rounds,  the second was 18 rounds and the third stage was 18 rounds(I fired 19 rounds and got a procedural because it was a limited stage)  I shot the same ammo in both guns.  43 rounds (plus test firing) on a brand new Nighthawk slide shouldn't cause any problems!


  10. 51 minutes ago, cjmill87 said:

    Is it really going to be the 750?  They already have the 750 designation as the tumbler

     

    Yes

     

    42 minutes ago, hotshot357 said:

    He didn't say it but I'm guessing it will be a XL 750.

     

    They told me today that it'll be called the XL750.

     

    33 minutes ago, Furrly said:

    has any one seen a post or thread on it...would like to see the details 

     

    It is being released August 1.  I tried to get them to share some info with me and they wouldn't.

     

    27 minutes ago, m700 said:

    Damnit just bought a 650 a month ago

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    I almost bought a 650 a few weeks ago.  I was so close.  I was having trouble with their website.  I called...got put on hold...said screw it and hung up.


  11. I spoke to the guys at Clark Custom.  They are unable to repair this slide.  It's interesting that you mentioned the problem with the Winchester primers because that is what I have been using.  This erosion happened fast.  I'm going to switch to something else for now.


  12. 1 hour ago, GrumpyOne said:

    Some questions about your brass prep. Are you reaming the primer pockets before loading? Have you tried to narrow it down to one specific brass manufacturer?  

     

    I'm not reaming the primer pockets.  I didn't realize pistol guys did this.  I thought this was a rifle thing.... Should I be doing this?

     

    I've never reamed pistol primer pockets, and I've never had these issues before.  I'm perplexed.  I haven't tried to narrow it down to one specific brand.


  13. 6 minutes ago, igolfat8 said:

    I used ProGold bicycle chain oil on my bicycles. It worked really well and quieted the chains down significantly ... BUT ... after a month setting in the garage my chains rusted  horribly. BTW, my bikes were never ridden in the rain or wet weather conditions. Both chains were Completely covered with rust. I sure hope the weapon grade oil is a different formulation and has a better rust inhibitor package in it?

    I suppose it doesn't matter now since the oil is no longer on the market.

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