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tacops last won the day on October 9 2020

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  1. My experience with Triple K has been only with the Cheyenne series which are good utilitarian holsters so I can't compare to the one you linked. Black Hills has more Buscadero (Drop) holsters in the Hollywood Rig category on their web site. I called Black Hills and talked directly to Rudy Lazano when I ordered mine and discussed sizing and options. I bought mine for CAS shooting but due to my work schedule I was only able to make matches for about 6 months. Now it hangs in my study. I have other buscadero holsters but prefer the ride height of the BHB rig. There are many really good holster manufacturers out there and El Paso is one of them as mentioned above. There is a CAS shooter called "Curly Bill" who shoots with the Oak Ridge Outlaws who makes some really nice stuff. If you want to deal with an independent custom craftsman I can rustle up his real name or you might find it on their website.
  2. I have the Black Hills Bandito rig https://www.blackhillsleather.com/shop/western-rigs-leather/western-rigs/bhb-the-black-hills-bandito-rig/ in the dark chestnut with silver buckle and belt tip with .38/.357 cartridge loops. It appears to have gone up since I bought mine. It is a very high quality rig and I am pleased with it. I also have some Triple K that do just fine for knock about stuff.
  3. OK....that got real weird real fast But welcome aboard and at least you know what you just got into. That was a "class act" Red, I tip my hat to you sir.
  4. I used 5 motion activated driveway sensors programmed to one receiver. They are placed in select locations around the property with different alert tones so I know which way to look. Critters don't really cause any problems with false alerts. They have been very effective.
  5. I'm in the same boat...I've been "Social Distancing" long before it was ever a thing.
  6. I wish I could post pictures but I had two (Twins) Browning Hi-Power Practicals. One in 9mm and one in .40. They were beautiful weapons and functioned without fail. I sold them a few years back simply because the brunt of my training was with da/sa design weapons and I was more comfortable with that format. I wish I had kept them though.
  7. I was thinking about getting a Heritage but opted for the EAA Bounty Hunter with the extra .22 mag cylinder. It was similar in size to my .357 single actions and would readily fit my holsters. I have been very pleased with it so far. I may get a Wrangler, just because.
  8. I have a fund raising letter from the TSA laying on the table just waiting for me to send a check. Considering the fact I am a retired LEO I was planning on doing so. This just saved me some money. I will do something direct to benefit my locals. Through my career I found that the higher one is in the command chain of Law Enforcement, the more they tend to follow the direction of the political winds. I would venture to say that a large number, if not the majority, of the sheriffs do not personally support this position. Especially if they came up through the ranks. However, the those making money sitting in the offices of the TSA rubbing elbows with politicians tend to get dirty elbows.
  9. I have had my eye out for one of these but once again, too far away.
  10. I may have dodged the bullet here. I just bought tires a couple months ago and it was a toss up between the Cooper ATs and Falken Wild Peaks. I went with the Falkens and have been very pleased...more so now.
  11. I have two dual fuel 5500 generators. I have never put gas in either of them. I have only used propane to avoid gumming up the fuel lines, but I do have the gas option. I wired my breaker panel with an interlock for separation from the system. I Have and outside plug on a covered porch to plug the generator supply into which, after separation from the standard utilities supply, I can power my existing breaker panel and direct power supply via the breakers. I have a chart posted for which breakers to have on and which to have off when on generator. I have gas heat, stove and water heater. It has served me well and 5500 is sufficient to power everything we need except the A/C. I don't care about the A/C, All it has to do for the heat is the furnace fan which is no problem. It has worked very well. I don't recommend using a microwave though.
  12. Someone with more knowledge than I may give better, more accurate, info. Many reasonably modern heat pumps will automatically switch to supplement with electric heat strips "emergency heat" if the temps drop below a certain point. You can manually switch most thermostats to electric heat strip "emergency heat" if your compressor fails, or your heat pump just cannot keep you warm etc. Just bear in mind that the heat strips cause your electric meter to spin like a gas pump dial during the Obama era. When I had a heat pump I never really "felt" warm yet the house was ok. I have had gas heat for the last 20 years and won't go back unless I am forced to.


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