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  1. A father used to say to his children when they were young: —When you all reach the age of 12 I will tell you the secret of life. One day when the oldest turned 12, he anxiously asked his father what was the secret of life. The father replied that he was going to tell him, but that he should not reveal it to his brothers. —The secret of life is this: The cow does not give milk. "What are you saying?" Asked the boy incredulously. —As you hear it, son: The cow does not give milk, you have to milk it. You have to get up at 4 in the morning, go to the field, walk through the corral full of manure, tie the tail, hobble the legs of the cow, sit on the stool, place the bucket and do the work yourself. That is the secret of life, the cow does not give milk. You milk her or you don't get milk. There is this generation that thinks that cows GIVE milk. That things are automatic and free: their mentality is that if "I wish, I ask..... I obtain." "They have been accustomed to get whatever they want the easy way...But no, life is not a matter of wishing, asking and obtaining. The things that one receives are the effort of what one does. Happiness is the result of effort. Lack of effort creates frustration." So, share with your children from a young age the secret of life, so they don't grow up with the mentality that the government, their parents, or their cute little faces is going to give them everything they need in life. Remember "Cows don't give milk; you have to work for it."
    15 points
  2. I've known I had to have one of these from the first moment I heard of them. Been looking hard for over year and nobody has had any one in my area. :mad: This morning I called all the LGSs and still no luck. A couple of days ago Chucktshoes that he had seen one at Cypress Creek Outdoors in Dyersburg. So just on a whim I called to see if it was still there. It WAS! With nothing better to do on a Saturday afternoon, I jumped in my truck and headed North. I'm now the proud owner of a brand spankin' new Springfield Armory SA-35! BTW: price was MSRP at $699. Not being a fan of heavily checkered grips, I put a nice set of smooth Houge Pau Ferros on it. Looks great! I hope to get it to the range next week. Range report to follow. And here's an updated family portrait. Thanks Chuck! BTW: that's a very nice store. Everything an outdoorsman might need. Very friendly people too. Had a nice chat with the saleslady while I was there. If you're in the area, check it out.
    13 points
  3. Nephew and wife had to go back to work this morning, and didn't have a babysitter. So far, so good!
    13 points
  4. 1983 Smith & Wesson Model 64-2 Stainless Finish Chambered in 38 special 2" barrel Original S&W grips No box $800 obo 1992 Smith & Wesson Model 17-6 Blued Finish Chambered in 22 LR 6" FULL LUG barrel Target Hammer Target Trigger Target Grips No box $1250 obo East Tennessee
    12 points
  5. I'm set....and have a great story to share. https://nashvillemobilemechanic.co/ The guy who runs this service (one man shop) was able to come directly to my location, get in my garage, because his service vehicle is a Ford Ranger kitted out as a mobile toolbox. Where AAA and Firestone couldn't meet the clearance of my garage, this guy saved the day (or at least kept me from pushing the vehicle with someone steering it in neutral out into the street). Super friendly, and was able to swap in a new battery for me no problem. I 'm happy to put money from my pocket into his business account for the services rendered, and glad I found him. I love this kind of entrepreneurial spirit in striking out solo and putting in the work with his own two hands. Says he's staying pretty busy, which I can see in a booming Nashville Metro Area. Despite all my feelings of woe about the economy at large, I think this guy will stay in good shape come what may. Truck is humming along. He said the alternator and everything else he looked at while changing the battery are good to go. Time to get back to work. Thanks again to all for the knowledge you shared.
    12 points
  6. Range Report : Disclaimer: I'm old and not in the best of health. So don't expect precision shooting. I got it to the range today. Beautiful day. temps in the mid-70s and a light breeze. I decided that rather than just stand there and punch holes in paper that I'd take it to the action range. There I could draw from the holster, shoot steel and move around. Give it a good workout. ;) Here's the range bay as I set it up. 9 targets ranging from 10 to 25 yards. Ammo was mix of what I had on hand. Winchester White Box 115 & 124 gr FMJ Remington Golden Sabre 124 gr. Handload 124 gr LRN Handload 124 gr plated FP. All told I put about 300 rounds through the gun. Overall, I'm very pleased with the gun. Its no tack driver, but plenty combat accurate. The trigger is a bit heavy, but Hi-Powers generally are. It is quite smooth though. The sights are excellent. They give a well defined sight picture and are easy to pick up. I really love the shape of the thumb safety. Positive clicks on and off, big enough to easily work, but not so big as to be bulky. Springfield hit a home run with this design. I did have three malfunctions. Two failure to fully eject and one feed ramp jam. All of these were with my reloads, so I suspect it was the ammo at fault. Generally I started from the draw and just ran the targets until the mag was empty. The steel was easy at all ranges, just couldn't miss. I got good A & B zone hits on the silhouettes at all distances Although they were scattered about a bit. Here's the paper target which was at 10 yards Bear in mind that this was with several types of ammo. It does seem that I need to adjust the rear sight slightly right. I also manged to chase an empty Dr. pepper bottle around the range a bit. Conclusion: Its a Hi-Power with all the desired upgrades. I like it!
    12 points
  7. SIG SAUER 'Soft Launches' the New P320 XTEN 10mm Pistol - The Truth About Guns Everyone knows that the best millimeter is 10mm, and now Sig Sauer is going to let you get your 10mm on in a P320 form-factor with 15+1 capacity. Dig it!
    12 points
  8. He has rejoined Vicki and Sammy. Also, F UCK Lon Horiuchi’s murdering ass. I have a policy of not dancing on graves but I look forward to hearing about him rotting in hell.
    10 points
  9. 1979 Smith & Wesson Model 63 This is a stainless 4" 22 long rifle Pinned barrel No dash Wearing the original grips Includes original box, manual, vapor paper, tool kit As far as condition I think the pics speak for themselves Like stepping back in time $SPM I'm in East Tennessee but travel to Nashville on occasion Trades- The only thing I would be interested in are other collector grade pieces I don't have (S&W, Colt, Ruger, Dan Wesson, Marlin, Savage, etc) or possibly an HK black rifle to suppress and/or SBR
    9 points
  10. Been on the lookout for one of these so when I ran across a nice one at an out of the way gun shop For $200 I jumped on it.
    9 points
  11. It's a double edged sword. I'm with you that this is the right kind of work...going after actual criminal activity in firearms procurement. But the examples will be used to try and close the "private seller" exemption/loophole.
    9 points
  12. I stopped at a pawn shop down the ways from me that I visit here and there. The other day I noticed this CZ75 sitting in the corner. It's a plain jane 75 but it's hardly been fired and the price was only $333. There is no more striker pistols nor plastic pistols that I want. I have got to where now I am shooting my metal hammer guns a lot more and having fun. I think it's called getting old. The CZ75 platform in my opinion is right on line with the Beretta 92 series and the Ruger P-Series. These three platforms simply run and run. Good ole DA/SA with a hammer and the ability to carry cocked-and-locked or DA with the hammer down. It's heavy and well made. It has the old school original style innards and not the new "Omega" innards. I am very surprised to find this at this price with the crazy high guns prices I have been seeing lately. Thought I'd share. The wet looking stuff around the slide-stop and safety-lever is oil.
    8 points
  13. I thought this was funny. WARNING LANGUAGE NSFW Sums up the divide with a little humor IMG_2518.MOV
    7 points
  14. I am selling my Springfield Emissary. It is the 5 inch barrel, .45 model. The frame is also cerakoted instead of being the standard two tone. Aero Knox stealth grips are installed but the original grips are included as well. I am including 2 10rd Wilson Combat magazines, an 8rd Wilson Combat magazine, the original box, original "grenade" pattern grips, and 100rds of .45 ammo. It hasn't fired many rounds and is in great condition. Price is $1000 and I'm not interested in trades at the moment I am in the Chattanooga/Cleveland area but I don't mind a drive within reason.
    7 points
  15. Yup-that one has all kinds of I have a Henry H006M in .41 mag I have standing in the corner of the bedroom- Fitted with a Skinner Peep-ghost ring with no insert- It will shoot a 2 inch group at 50 yards with no eyeball help- I also like the traditional appeal-
    7 points
  16. I guess technically these are furniture movers. Hu-Lift FM60 1320 lbs Manual Furniture Mover, to be precise. I've used them to move my safes multiple times. My wife and I were able to move a safe without any problem using these. Stock photo below. These sit on either side of the safe and you use the attached ratchet straps to hold them in place. Then crank the handles and they lift the safe and you are now riding on the casters. $125 in the Mt. Juliet area. SOLD
    7 points
  17. I bought the gun new in 2015, and have run about 50 rounds through it since then. It is in very good shape. It has a few marks on it, but nothing out of the ordinary. Asking $1350 OBO.
    7 points
  18. Chasing a green piece of paper with a pic of a dead president on it isn’t the most important thing in everyone’s life.
    7 points
  19. My daughter decided to go with the birdshead grip and the matt stainless look. I like the looks of it too. I figured that Ruger would be easier to contact with help in case there was ever a problem. Ruger sent me a very hard to find spring one time on a 20 year old pistol that isn't made anymore so that stands out to me about great Ruger customer service. Thanks to you members who provided information and opinions. It helped a bunch.
    6 points
  20. There IS that pesky Constitution, though.
    6 points
  21. Good topic, I'm sorry for your loss. It's tough, I know that for a fact my mother died in my arms due to cancer she was 58. My father never got over that they were married for 42yrs. My father passed away at 65 of a massive heart attack, I wasn't there but when he had that one and the people who were around him said he got up from the table walked out side stared upwards toward the sky, came back in sat down and took a drink of his scotch, looked over at the lady he was dating and said to call my sister cause he wasn't going to make it back from this one, collapsed and died right there. My phone rang at 4am I jumped up and told my wife to grab that cause that was my sister calling and I new that he had passed cause I had a dream that I can still remember to this day, it was my mother and him and a couple of other relatives that passed away, they were all gathered around my mom and dad then the phone rang and I knew. Now I'm fighting a battle, since the end of 2020. I went for some stints and ended up staying in the hospital and had to have open heart surgery, 5 bypasses, came out of that like a new man but before they did the operation my heart Dr came in and said he wanted to run a couple of tests. He said I was really low on my blood count, he said they could give me three pints and I wouldn't be back to normal. Did a scope of my throat and stomach cause he thought that maybe I had a bleeding alser, but that wasn't it, next day I had a full body pet scan and colonoscopy. Well it turned out that besides the heart surgery that I was scheduled for on Sunday I had a tumor in my colon and three spots on my liver they did the biopsy on both and turned out it was postive for cancer. The Oncologist came in the next day and my surgical team was there explaining to me and my wife about my heart surgery. He came in and asked if he could talk to us and my heart Dr. He went on to explain that I had cancer of the colon and liver stage 4(go big or go home) well the heart surgery went great I felt better than I ever had. Then on January 7th( my birthday 55yrs old) we met with my Oncologist and started my Chemotherapy Treatments that I've been going every two weeks for the last year and five months what a schedule. I asked him to be straight forward and tell me my chances, well they gave me a 5yr window to hopefully get it under control. So far it's been working but I asked him last month were we stand, and he said we would keep this schedule until it quits working and he said it would eventually stop and we would have to start on another path. So I thought about all that and went and made my arrangements so my wife wouldn't have to face that. So hopefully I won't need their service till I'm 80, but I made my peace with god a long time ago when I was around 40. Well it's in his hands and my Dr's for now and I've accepted it, and try to live every day like it's my last, so everyone who reads these two posts, please try to do something good every day even if it's just holding open a door for someone, or letting them in front of you in line, to helping out anyone who needs help. God bless.
    6 points
  22. August 3, 1950 - May 10, 1999. Terry Wayne Morris My Dad passed away on this date, my goodness, 23 years ago. He was only 48 years old. It was in my two arms that he left behind his broken body, and was immediately in the Presence of God. This is my belief. My eyes were full of tears, my heart was full of sorrow, but in my soul…rejoicing! Despite the fact that he was truly my first loved one to go, the significance of the moment was not lost on me. I bent down and whispered into his now deaf ear, “You lucky dawg, you!” You see, I had just watched my Dad suffer terribly over the last three months; he had Pancreatic cancer. It was a terrible ordeal for him, and Dad was never one for suffering, haha. He loathed pain, in any form! He wouldn’t go to the dentist for fear of needles. Same with doctors. I always gave him a ribbing over it, having had so many broken bones as well as multiple surgeries before the age of 20, I was quite well versed with pain, doctors, and needles. I say all this to make a point about my Daddy: he suffered terribly from this dreaded disease! Literally vomiting up his internals, several times per hour…many times so dang weak that all he could do was squeeze my hand, which immediately told me that I needed to pull him up (he was far too weak to do this on his own), and bring the bucket up to his face, holding him by the back of his head so he could vomit again. The man who had always represented strength and life to me was losing his battle. His eyes told me he was tired, so tired of this suffering, but he never complained; not even once! Y’all can’t know what, coming from him, this meant to me! Y’all, forgive me for being so graphic with the description. I promise, though, I didn’t even touch on the worst parts of it. To anyone who may have the same malady today, I want to say that there’s been an exponential improvement in the way this is treated now; never lose hope! I mentioned before that Dad never went to the doctor, and this didn’t help his case at all so far as “catching it early” goes. He knew something was the matter, but chose not to look into the issue until the morning he woke up, went to the bathroom, and noticed that his pasty white complexion was now the color of a glass of Mellow Yellow! Yep, that got him concerned…that got us all concerned! I was sitting in the room with him when his doctor came in there and delivered the terrible news; it’s terminal. Talk about getting kicked in the gut…and that’s just how I felt! I wasn’t close to my dad; never was. I was more of a “Momma’s Boy” (not a fun thing to tell the rest of Tennessee!) growing up, and had a very special affinity for my Grandfather. My Dad used to get so angry with me, saying, “you dig a ditch for your grandfather but won’t even plant a flower for your own father!”, what can I say? He had me pegged. I’m sure he’s had many a laugh from Heaven at my expense; my son is the exact same way with me. I’m saying this for the benefit of anyone reading this that might think it’s too late for them to have a relationship with their loved one….listen to me if this is you - it is never too late to begin! When I came home from taking my dad to the doctor and receiving that terrible news, I had a decision to make. I could choose to continue my life as it was, or I could face the situation and become a man. That fateful day was the day that I became a man. I went to my dad and I asked his forgiveness for the many terrible things I had put him through. I thanked him for his good example that he gave me and for always working hard to provide for his family. Then I asked if he would let me take care of him….if he would let me at least try to be there for him as he was for me. He told me that it need’nt work that way…that it wasn’t my responsibility to care for him the way he cared for me - that as his child I was his responsibility. I saw his point and appreciated what he was saying, but I wanted to be there for him to make up for the absolute lack of appreciation I showed to him in the past. It was three months from the day of that doctor visit until he passed away in his own home, in my own arms. I would not trade anything for that time I had with my Dad, although there are parts of it that I wouldn’t wish on anyone, either! Phew! Thank you, my fellow Tennesseans, for allowing me to unload some of that, and for listening. I still miss my Dad, but the pain is long in the past. I know I’ll see him again in Heaven. I’ve lost many, many loved ones since losing Dad, but no experience in my life, to this point, has even come close to the richness of that which I experienced in those 3 months with my Dad. It’s because of him that, to this very day, I have chosen to NEVER let the sun set on a grudge, to never go to bed angry, and to always, no matter what my pride tells me to do to the opposite, to always forgive when I am wronged, whether it’s asked of me or not. ‘Today, my fellow Tennesseans, I am remembering my Dad, Terry Wayne Morris, may you Rest In Peace, and I’ll see you soon. thanks y’all
    6 points
  23. Picked this up at Goodlettsville Gun Shop, I orered it out of KY. and got a good deal on it. Also got a SB TACTICAL Folding Brace, SUREFIRE Forend, I also ordered a Rail for it should be here Saturday. I'll post some more pictures once I get everything put on.
    6 points
  24. This past weekend Randy Harris (HCS) put on his Red Dot Pistol Skills class at Windrock Shooting Range in Oliver Springs. I attended along with 7 other students. I took a similar class in March from Aaron Cowan (Sage Dynamics) in Pikeville and had taken another 3 years ago with Randy instructing a Suarez International course as well as having a few years experience shooting red dot equipped pistols. The technology continues to evolve/improve as do the methods to better use the RDS on pistols. The early adopters like Harris and Cowan have not only helped prove the concept but are also constantly improving the methods for use and teaching of the RDS pistol. Randy is a known quantity to me. I have trained with him before and already knew him to be an excellent instructor. The Harris Combative Strategies RDPS (Randy's curriculum) is a big improvement over the course from 3 years ago. The best description of the class I can give would be "a wide presentation of information about the RDS and it's best use coupled with a precise boiling down of critical skills and drills to teach those skills". In other words, everything you need and nothing you don't. Skills covered included: Basics marksmanship skills (independent of RDS) Quickly picking up the dot upon presentation Fast and effective use of the RDS at ANY distance, near or far (including alternate sighting methods) Learning proper use of the dot (zero distances and hold overs at ranges near and far) Using the RDS to diagnose shooter mistakes/weaknesses in fundamentals // as a self learning tool These were just some, not all, of the skills covered in the class, not to mention the history/evolution of the RDS and it's use. The HCS RDPS class was outstanding and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn to quickly and effectively use an RDS pistol.
    6 points
  25. $1000 OBO In/near Chattanooga. Very low-mileage 686-2. Trades? 10mm pistols, AKs, good semiautomatic 12 gauge "tactical", 9mm PCCs, lever guns, other stuff that grabs me. Multi-gun trades ok and I can trade up or down.
    6 points
  26. Saw this on another forum just happens to be one of my local shops that I stop into regularly. Was just there last week and the prices were a bit higher.
    5 points
  27. Just because someone isn’t stable, doesn’t mean that there isn’t something to be learned from the writings or words of those who commit heinous acts. Even if it is just to familiarize yourself with the dangerous rhetoric to be aware of it in others. I haven’t read the whole manifesto yet, but I’m working my way through it. That said, sometimes the unstable may act in ways that are wrong, but be essentially correct in their ideas. (Not say that’s the case here at all.) Ted Kaczynski is a prime example of that. I will not endorse his campaign of mail bombings in any way, but read “Industrial Society and it’s Future” and tell me that Kaczynski didn’t have it pegged correctly.
    5 points
  28. You need to be a TN resident, ideally with HCP, legal to own. I am near Memphis. Sig P232SL .380 acp 2 magazines and holster - $600 Beretta 87 Cheetah .22LR, two sets of grips, 1 magazine, factory box - $950 Smith 41 target, .22LR two magazines, factory box - $950
    5 points
  29. What is this Instagram you speak of?
    5 points
  30. I don’t understand this anyway. If you believe a price is too high then don’t buy it. It’s that simple. It’s a firearms community in which most people are experienced and knowledgeable enough to make their own decision when it comes down to what they are comfortable paying. It’s a classified advertisement, not a discussion forum.
    5 points
  31. Just picked up another lever gun. I found a Browning 92 in .357 and snagged it.
    5 points
  32. In general exposed rim cartridges don't feed or load all that well in box style magazines. Traditional cartridges' and shotgun shells from the period of transition from percussion fired weapons (powder, patch, ball) were typically straight wall and with an exposed rim. These feed just fine from a tube magazine and a lift mechanism or could be easily extracted/ejected from a break action. As higher power "modern" cartridges came into play things shifted. Now there was a concern that the modern jacketed and point tip bullets were not safe in a tube magazine however with their traditionally rebated rims they would load and feed in a box style magazine. The spring loaded box magazine lends itself to bolt action as the bolt will compress the magazine spring when closed and then strip that next round from the magazine when cycled. You can do this with a pump action but there would need to be a rotational aspect designed into the action, such as a cam, to rotate the bolt and lock the lugs into the barrel/extension since you do not have the manual rotation of the as you would in a bolt action.
    5 points
  33. Hope this isn't too political. Not my intent it just made me smile.
    5 points
  34. Sad for his family. Also heard that he was a contractor that was “sent” there, voluntarily I’m sure. In other words he was getting paid. Regardless, sounds like he believed in going there and helping. Edit: I guess everyone going over there is getting paid one way or another. Was thinking “volunteer” in another sense and getting ahead of myself. I only hope he is not remembered as the first in long list of Americans dying in a senseless war launched by yet another European despot. I thought those days were over.
    5 points
  35. There is more to life than 80 hour weeks. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. And at some points in my life I had nothing better to do than work long weeks and save money. I have zero desire to put in more than 50 hours a week again, ever. All that said, here's what I can't figure out. Everyone is drastically understaffed right now as evidence by higher pay for non skilled labor than had ever been seen. Yet I know of no one who is not working now who was working 2-3 years ago, and haven't spoken with anyone who does. Where did everyone go!
    5 points
  36. If the price is right, I would buy it which ever caliber it is.
    5 points
  37. 4 points
  38. Been looking for one of these at a decent price for awhile. It will be part of a display for an old truck when I show it. I plan to make a gun rack for the back window. You can just see the top of a small still on the left side, it needs the copper condensing coil attached. Should have added something for scale the new gun is only about 23" long. Kinda scaled to the pickup.
    4 points
  39. My previous post was somewhat tongue in cheek. I have a neighbor (curmudgeon) who prefaces everything he says with something to the effect of "Those idiots from your generation..." (Mind you some of my peers that I grew up with have grown children, so it's not like I became an adult last week). I just looked at him one day and said "why did your generation raise so many worthless kids?" that was almost a year ago. He hasn't spoken to me since. I'm good with that. Truth is, I know people who are retirement age that never contributed anything noteworthy to society, and I know people who are not yet 30 who have built successful businesses, provided jobs for others, and contribute very substantial amounts of money to worthy causes. I kind of wish this mentality that people have more or less worth because of what decade they were born in would just go away.
    4 points
  40. Got the peppers and tomatoes planted today. Now that t’s time to let Mother Nature do her thing…and to fight off critters and weeds.
    4 points
  41. If you are anywhere in the Chattanooga area you can always come and check out the TN/GA/AL Training Group. We hold events that are open to all levels of skill and it is normally $80 for a 6 hour training session. Plus you will get to meet other folks who are interested in the same stuff and some of whom have more experience and are willing to share that experience and answer questions. The next one coming up is May 7 at our Alabama location 35 minutes from Chattanooga and the next one after that is May 14 at Windrock Shooting Range in Oliver Springs TN.
    4 points
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