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Bwana Six-Gun

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  • Birthday 10/08/1950

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    Florence, MS
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    Shooting, Good Scotch, Fine Wine. Pretty much in that order. Oh yeah, Keeping my wife happy.
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    John P. DeBerry

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  1. Anyone have any experience with one of these? Supposed to attach to the quad rail and can be taken on and off to allow for ULSC and flagging.
  2. Got my Ruger about three weeks ago and shot it in an Outlaw Steel match this past week-end. Did not do that well, but it was not the firearm's fault. Ammo problems and the dot on my cheap Chinese sight went out a couple of times. For now I will stick to steel with this, just like my C/O gun, but if I do decide to try USPSA with it, I will definitely go with the TAACOM bolt handle and Mag Release Button.
  3. Anyone here have any first hand experience with the Ruger PCC? Thinking of getting one as a less expensive alternative to the AR platform.
  4. Just saw where one of my favorite bullet suppliers is going to have 160 gr. bullets in 9mm. I am thinking that the load I use for 38 Short Colt should be OK. Any thoughts or comments from the reloading gurus?
  5. Don't forget the Gator Classic is in October, usually the last week-end. Check with Annette for the date.
  6. Are you using 38 super or 38 super +p brass. I am not sure what the difference in the two is, but Hodgdon Reloading site lists a load for 160's using +p brass, but not regular super brass. I am in the same boat, I have a 627 super that I got a couple of weeks ago, and have both super and +p brass. I am wondering if the loads for +p are ok to use in the regular brass as long as they are on the low end. I too plan to use Bayou 160's and maybe some GAT 160's since I have plenty of both. Please share any info you pick up. I will try and pick the brains of the local guys, but most of them shoot 124's in their 627.
  7. Ok, I have been following this thread since it started and I for one think there are some folks that are totally out of line. To start with, a little back ground. I have shot this match since the very first one that the late Glen Whitfield organized and held in October of 1996. I only know of one other shooter that can claim that distinction, such as it is. I was not an RO because either the rules or Glen's personal preference was that only people who had gone through the Level 1 Seminar would be RO's. Did not bother me. I was still out there helping build props and repair stuff to put the match on, because it was a first and I wanted it to succeed. We had a total of 49 competitors. Since then this match has grown in popularity not because of a crawfish boil, but because it is a well run match with challenging stages and good people putting it together. I have been an RO in this match since 1997 and a CRO on a stage since 1998, and again I only know of one other shooter who can claim that. For several years I was the match Treasurer and took in all the entry fees and wrote all the checks to pay for everything. I am out there every year for the work nights and work days to build and repair all the props to get ready for the match. I think I can say I know what goes on to put on a match like this. First you need someone dedicated enough to step up and be the MD. We have been fortunate enough to have several. Dan Miller, Hank Stern, Jack Harrington, Bryant Chaffin, John Heiter and Steve Roberts. Without those guys hard work you do not get a match that fills up like ours. It has grown each year since the first, and if we had more space it would be even larger. Second, you need a dedicated group of folks that will come out to the range after working their regular job all day and spend two or three hours repairing, building and generally getting things ready. Third, you need that same group of people ready to come out on Tuesday night when the range closes and start hauling stuff out to the various bays, so that on Wednesday morning they can come out again and spend all day in the heat setting up stages and do it all again on Thursday. That does not include going around and cleaning up the range and just general housekeeping so that the competitors arrive late Friday or early Sat to see a pristine range ready to go. Most of those same folks will then shoot all the stages on Friday, so they can go out and spend all day Sat and Sun working as RO's for the regular competitors. Know what they get for all that work? A reduced entry fee and the thanks of the shooters who are courteous enough to tell them so when they finish their stage. Oh, I forgot, if they have the energy on Sunday they can pick up the brass on their stage and split it up. All that said, Mosher I wish you the best of luck in running the 2017 MS State Championship. You asked for it and it is yours. If you need any advice or have questions about the match, feel free to ask. You can e-mail me at patdeberry6gun@yahoo.com. If I know the answer I will tell you, if not I will try and find out. Just remember this, Be careful what you wish for, you may get it. And you have.
  8. I wish we had the space to accommodate more folks. This is one of those matches that I look forward to every year, not just because it is our State Championship and my home club is hosting it, but because this is the one time a year I get to see friends I have made from all over the Southeast and the whole country. best of luck to all who sent in their entries. Hope to see you on the range.
  9. I have used the short and the long, and I can't tell a lot of difference. Course I am not that good to start with and way past my prime. Try the both.
  10. I liken my pre-shot routine to a golfer's "waggle". If you watch pro golfers or tennis players also, you will see that the best of them go through a routine before each shot or serve. It settles them in to their game. For me it is the same. I have had many people ridicule or joke with me about it over the years, but I notice that more and more shooters are doing the same things at matches. When I get the LAMR, I take an unloaded sight picture, then load the firearm. If it is a semi, I check to make sure a round is chambered, and if a revolver, I spin the cylinder to make sure I don't have a high primer or other obstruction. After that I holster, check my hearing protection, eye protection, and adjust my hat. Then I make sure my sleeves are pulled up and not binding take one last look at the targets and flex my knees while I take a couple of deep breaths. At that point, I assume the ready position. This sounds like a lot, but it will take you longer to read this than it does me to do it. Call it a crutch if you will, but it works for me.
  11. Put the sausage back in Steve! It ain't right without the sausage.
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