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  1. I have a number of semi-autos, but had been admiring the Colt Cobra. Lo and behold, an acquaintance wanted to trade me "a gun" for an old trail bike I haven't ridden in many years. "The gun" turned out to be a S&W 686-6 with a 2.5" barrel. (.357/.38 Special) I traded for it and took it to the range and was shocked how accurate it is WITH A TWO AND A HALF inch barrel! Sooo, I bought a S&W Performance Center 686-6 with a 4" barrel. I'm not a very good marksman, due to an essential tremor (when I was a kid, after a day-long battery of tests, the neurologist said "You shake,") but I shoot the S&W just as well as I do with my Sig P210A. I love it. This is really odd, as revolvers never really appealed to me. The Performance Center revolver is a beautifully built work of art.
  2. That's the first thing that occurred to me. What on earth does their skin color have to do with it? I don't know why the LEO felt he had to shoot, but I'm certain it wasn't because the victim was black.
  3. My wife took a concealed carry class and I sat in. During the shooting portion she shot so well that they want her to join their women's shooting league.
  4. In my work I see this all the time.
  5. I've only had one professional massage and it was performed by a man. I would be uncomfortable exposing my fat old body to a female. Silly? Probably, but that's just me.
  6. Dream catchers in cars??? What's up with that? Am I the only one who sees irony there?
  7. I'm so sorry for all of you who have gone through this. At my age I've experienced it again and again. It's heartbreaking. If there is an heaven and I'm eligible, if my dogs aren't there I have no interest.
  8. I don't remember that, though we might have had one. I had that Stoegers catalog for years and years. I wish I had it now, if for no other reason than to see that log cabin picture that fired my imagination. That picture probably reinforced other things that formed the trajectory of my interests and life.
  9. Off topic, but when I was a kid I would pour over an old Stoeger catalog that my dad had. I remember all the Lugers in it. I was particularly taken by one picture in it (not a photo) of a flannel-clad guy sitting on a log by a campfire in front of a log cabin by a lake, canoe pulled up on shore. Remember that, even if the catalog had been brand new when I was a kid, it would be antique now.
  10. I'm glad to learn of this. Thanks.
  11. Here's a TRUTH. I learned this by working with the elderly and becoming elderly myself: Life is experientially exactly like the first big hill on a roller coaster. At first, time goes slowly, like the coaster car climbing the hill. You climb and climb and the view gets better and better. Then you are at the top; superb view. But, alas, now you make the plunge and go faster and faster toward the bottom, which is generally in clear view. Time is like that. When you become old, weeks go by like days, months go by like weeks and years go by like months. And then you die. Not to be morbid, but perhaps with all aging takes from us it's just as well. Gather ye rosebuds while ye may!
  12. I would have guessed a knife sharpener.
  13. That's what I was asking her about. When she realized what I was asking she gave me an explanatory brochure. It's doable, but looks like a bigger hassle than just waiting til I'm close to the credit union.
  14. So, I had a couple of checks to deposit in the credit union. The credit union is fairly off of my usual path of travel. I entered and went to the information desk, where sat a woman who looked like a young-to-middle aged librarian. After greeting her, I said "I've heard that it's possible to deposit checks through my phone. Can I do that here?" She said "You're here. You don't have to use your phone"
  15. I kiss my dogs. I'd probably kiss a pet raccoon - but not that one! Ugh!
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