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3 years 44 weeks ago, 3:47 PM

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Tax Cut

How do you feel about tax cut. This is what I think, and feel when they do this mean's less Money, for Hospitals, schools, roads and all the other worthy things the State budget supports. HI: miss you guy's.

3 years 44 weeks ago, 7:33 PM

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Tax Cuts,

Depends on who is giving the "Tax Cuts." If the Dems are "cutting taxes" my taxes usually go up and if the Rep's are cutting them across the board, I don't see much change. Maybe $10 a check or so. BTW I make less than $50K and I thought the dems only "punished" the wealthy in their tax hikes (at least that's what they SAY). So, What I think they ought to do is quit spending money when they don't have anymore. The problem with that is that then we don't get to buy the U. S. Savings bonds because they are not issuing them!

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3 years 44 weeks ago, 7:44 PM

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Tandy Leather... they will have everything you need to start.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 44 weeks ago, 9:53 PM

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ISD,

yea, I have dealt with them in the past. It's just been a while and the costs have gone up some. Or at least, I don't have the "disposable" income that I used to have when I was dealing with them. Do you use a poly mallet, or a rawhide mallet or a maul when tooling? I have some tools, including a poly mallet or two and a couple of carving knives and some tooling stamps as well as a couple of letter sets. What weight leather are you using on your holsters? I have seen some made from as heavy as saddle skirting, but I thought those were a little too thick. I have one that I made from I think it was 4oz leather. I would think that 6-7 or 8-9 would be about right for the ones that you posted pics of recently.

I have another question for you. I have a friend (co-worker) that when he shoots his pistol places his off hand around his wrist rather than covering his shooting hand. I have tried to show him more conventional grips (even including a "cup and saucer" grip) but can't get him out of it. Is there anyway I can convince him short of telling him he looks like a girl shooting? In fact, I don't know many girls who hold their weapon like that when shooting.

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3 years 42 weeks ago, 5:05 PM

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Randy

I know a guy who had the same problem, but it was he could not get his wrist to stay straight and was always waiting for recoil.Then missed all the time. So I gave him some old weight lifters gloves for Curls, they wrap around wrist and band up around thumb and half fingers. But when I think about it some guys I know that are hanging in on their job for a few more years, then out to pasture. But they are getting sore wrists ( carpal Tunnell Synd ) and they have an assortment of gloves that they hand shoot with now. It is common to see guys at the range with a glove like that now, Like weight lifters, just to help keep the wrist from breaking downward. Just like the wide recievers and quarterbacks all wear gloves now not in just weather,all the time I am getting old for sure because I remember troy adkins saying w/ terri Bradshaw that guys who wear gloves are candyasses. JLC

3 years 44 weeks ago, 10:05 PM

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Randy

Not doing tooling and I use awls and such, hell I cut my leather out with a Kershaw Leek.. LOL
Depends, doubled up 3 ounce front and back making it a total of 16 ounces. 6 -7 or even 8 -9.

Skirting is great for Leg Irons... with all the tallow and wax impregnated into it it holds it shape and repels all that soot...

The shooting thing, show him a modified two handed modern Revolver grip.

Turn his strong hand thumb down along the grip, wrap the weak hand around and place the weak hand thumb over top of the strong hand thumb, then squeezing the strong hand and grip with the weak hand.

What he is doing is the classic Bullseye stance from the sounds of it, or the classic dueling stance.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 44 weeks ago, 10:28 PM

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One of the first things I show a person is the grip I use..

Weak hand sticks out from body with edge of hand pointing at the ground. I then turn my wrist and point the thumb straight out with the fingers pointing at a 45 degree angle at the floor.

I have hold of the weapon in my strong hand with the web of my hand as high as I can get it on the grip.

Strong hand grip is done only with my middle finger and thumb which rides straight out along the side of the frame.

I place my weak hand along the side of the weapon with my weak hand thumb along the side of the frame snugly against the front of my strong hand, my strong hand thumb now rest upon the heal of my weak hand thumb.

My fingers on my weak hand wrap around so that the middle finger tip is resting upon the knuckle of my strong hand middle finger.

My weak hand clamps the pistol and hand from side to side.

Now the weapon sights will always be in line parallel to each other on the same plane not matter where I am pointing the weapon.

I do not worry about posting my sights because if my front sight is on the rear is automatically.

One of the biggest mistakes I see people make is with their sights and posting the rear first and then pulling up or down on the front sight to align them. Almost always end up with optical illusion's that the sights are perfectly lined up when the title of their head, angle of view and focal plane seem matched up but they are not...

Oh and I also use my weak hand thumb to point the weapon, my sights are only used beyond the distance of 45 feet or better and not always.

like so..

More Range time

I was actually shooting out to 50 yards in this picture. I lift the sights in an imaginary box in front of me I am looking through at the center of the target. When the front sight lifts into view I know it is on target and press off a round...

Shooting Long with the Pistols
50 yards with a couple of CZ 9 mm's

That is the target we're shooting at, I was showing my son so he could try something different than what he was taught in the service...

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 44 weeks ago, 10:46 PM

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Bullseye

I think it is the classic Bullseye. Could be the dueling, but I'm not real familiar with that one. I just know that what he is using was not a popular grip 30 years ago, as they were trying to get people away from it then. I have always used a cup and saucer or a modified weaver stance/grip. I'm not real crazy about the cup and saucer grip but even that is better than what he is doing. He shoots a Sig 2022 and a Diamondback 380. His hands are bigger (meatier) than mine and I don't see how he shoots the small gun. He does pretty well with it, though I don't see how.

Back to the leather, I have never been very good with a sewing awl. I can saddle stitch pretty good with either harness needles or upholstery needles. Personally I like the upholstery needles. I enjoy the tooling, it can be fun. Just turn on the stereo or kick in a good CD and let the music flow and I can get lost in my tooling. When I was doing some belts a few years back, I tooled three in something like eight hours. That was just the tooling time. It didn't include any sewing or setting the snaps or buckstiching. The shortest was a 32" I think. I also did a 36 for me and a 34 for another friend. The 34" was the easiest, it was a basket weave stamp and only took a little over an hour. The 32 and the 36 were both tooled with other designs that I had to carve. The 32 took about 3 hours and the 36 about 4 hours.

I made myself a set of batwing chaps too. But I learned why they cost so damn much by doing that. I had a friend ask me to make him a set and I told him I would but he would be better off buying a set. I told him if he bought the leather I would make him a set for $50. If I had to supply the leather it would be more like $250 because I would charge enough to make a profit on the leather and parts. He never brought me any leather and never asked me to buy any. My chaps were out of the double shoulder splits and were I think 5-6 oz splits. they were heavy but we were riding in an area with LOTS of mesquite trees. I also put zippers in the legs of mine instead of snap hooks. They lasted a really long time, until I left them at a friend's house and he moved before I got them back from him.

As for cutting my leather I use either sissors or one of the angled utility knives

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3 years 44 weeks ago, 11:11 PM

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for my wife...

My next personal project will be a double sided Tactical carry bag for my AK 74 and Sig Classic with the folding stock's.

I'll put mag pockets on each side and such. Then I was thinking about getting a full side to make a Shooters mat / drag bag for my 308.

Though I have less and less time for making things for myself.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 44 weeks ago, 11:16 PM

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Got to sleep...

I haven't slept worth crap in the last 38 hours since I sun burned the crap out of my legs. I got mersa while in the hospital when I had my Liver Transplant and everywhere it was eating my legs hurts like hell right now.... Guess the Nerves regenerated...

night Randy, take care and be safe...

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 42 weeks ago, 4:27 PM

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badgirl, tax cuts

There's always plenty of tax money available for necessary infrastructure facilities and services, it's up to the people to hold the elected morons accountable for the money they spend. Real tax cuts would mean more money in our pockets, which would equal more money being spent, which would mean more jobs created and more tax money available to fund those necessary projects.

The problem is what is necessary. Of course if I think the ability to weave baskets underwater directly resulted in our ability to blaze a trail across the western US, then I think we should spend tax money on the National Underwater Basketweaving Museum. All I need to do now is find a few wealthy, influential people who agree to support a particular candidate for the Senate and soon, we'll have that museum thanks to the taxpayers.

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3 years 42 weeks ago, 11:39 AM

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runawaygun762

Now that is what I was waiting to hear, Well said. Right now Construction and Manufacturing. is slow. How are you doing.

3 years 42 weeks ago, 6:16 PM

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Well said Runaway

I believe you are dead on here. Unfortunately, I don't believe that the majority of politicians believe it. Too many of the Democrats and some of the Republicans as well think that we need to put an income tax level of something like 39%+ on anyone making more than about $50K a year. In reality, if they cut taxes to no more than 30%, our unemployment would plumment to below 6% again. If the national unemployment were less than about 5% we would have more or less full employment because there will always be some who are looking for better pay or some just coming out of school and trying to get hired. At 4% unemployment, you have some companies offering pretty decent sign on bonuses just to get people to go to work and fill vacancies.

But if this were to happen, then the politicians don't have much to argue about and encourage people to vote for them or at least their party. This is why I think that we seriously need term limits. Personally I think no more than three terms in the House and no more than two in the the senate and no more than 16 years TOTAL. I also don't think that they should be able to draw a retirement from the government unless they serve two full terms as President or Vice President which ever is their highest office. This would likely eliminate many of the "career" politicians especially if it were to include any service from another state.

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3 years 42 weeks ago, 2:12 PM

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Tax cuts

I think we pay WAY TOO MUCH in taxes. I'm in the upper middle class of income, and the various governments (federal, state, and municipal) are taking over half my money. Over half. That is ridiculous. God only asks for 10%. We Americans are paying too much and getting too little. We need our government to provide as little as possible (roads, military) and reduce how much we pay. Mainly because anything the government does is going to cost us 5 times as much than if we just did ourselves. Some people I talk to about this can't seem to understand my feelings on this. They'll say "So, you're conservative and want a balanced budget, yet you want tax cuts. That's not possible." And I'll let them know that the citizens need to pay less taxes AND the government needs to cut WAY WAY back on spending.

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