Where to start.. How bout a from the heart statement.. it sure feels good to be back..
been a long time.. I'd do a drive by from time to time, but resisted the urge to replace the old PC till now..
funny, the old laptop (steam powered) gave up at the same time guns lot was going thru its "issues" last year.. it was so old that it wouldn't work with the new router i installed for Gloria's android reader, so i carted it off to the range and put it out of its misery. (fact)
I've kept in touch with vaq (great guy, and seems to be a heterosexual) ... So anyway pard calls and tells me that the "issue" has been taken care of, and lucky wants me to get my ass back here..
OK.. so on to serious stuff.. Lost my best friend and brother in March.. I know a lot of you remember Gary..We did our R&R together in 67 in Manila, Bub was a mustang O, and retired as a Major.. I might be a tad prejudice and all, but the fact is our Lord has blessed me more than i deserve in life and Gary is sure close to the top of the list..
Gary was sick when he joined gunslot, and didn't post much, but did ask about you guys all the time, his flag is on the wall.. and his collection of firearms is waiting for me to pick up (next week is the plan) in Sierra Vista.. Means i'm back in the 1911 club after close to 20 years without one.. Doubt if i will get back into them the way i was if for no other reason than $$$'s.. That's the number one reason i got into victory models.. plus their WAY cheap to shoot..
That's the only one i'm keeping and all the rest our gone with the exception of an LC Smith that has Damascus bbl's.. I'm giving everything to his widow Ginger, but do want to get top bucks on this one.. might have a couple of good (as in REAL good) deals on an SMLE, and an old but high buck .22 target rifle.. will post an update after Gloria and i bring them back home..
OK prostate cancer info.. (this is a hoot so far, thinking you guys forgot how funny i was) actually this is all good GOOD stuff.. it looked nasty for a bit after i failed radiation twice.. but i'm on a new protocol and for real its going great.. This is important guys.. I was kidding earlier about Vaq.. Fact is if their is one common denominator with all of us, it's that were all pretty much alpha males..
in other words our testicles put out LOTS more testosterone than the average guy.. This was an issue with me (getting it down).. and all of "our" sorta guys need to do a PSA check on a regular basis.. its about change more than number.. number (should be under 5) is important.. but change is the big thing..
Get checked. if your going to have the big C, it's the one to have, but believe me it's still not fun, and pretty scary.. least it was, they now say that i'm going to be around for a decade PLUS .. so.. yep.. we spend a lot of time thanking our Lord..
I was reading earlier to get back in touch and to get a handle on the new members.. Saw the entry from catfish on his friend Larry from the gun store.. Brad.. i'm sorry buddy.. sent up a prayer for your friend, and hope his family is doing well..
Thinking we all know some stuff about gun stores.. honestly have any of you guys met a gun store employee you didn't like.. i haven't.. maybe big box stores are different, but the mom and pop stores are the same as they always were..
wow.. long winded sumbitch tonight huh.. to close it's sure good to be back knowing that honor and honesty is bed rock for our Internet hangout.. that was always the number one thing about gunsluts for me troops.. our word is all we have.. anything less is just a waste of time..
a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
5 years 20 weeks ago, 2:37 AM