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Re-tired
18 July 2020, 21:42,
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Re-tired
I got tired once and rested up, then I got tired again so I suppose that means I have re-tired.

Sad to say that I have had to retire some of my favorites. They have gone into the depths of the gun safe and will probably remain there until my son visits his next trip. I will send them to a new home with him.

I have developed arthritis in my left shoulder and can no longer effectively operate the pump shotguns I have used for a lifetime. At 70 this is not the kind of temporary pain that fades away. It is there and it will stay with me to remind me I am an old man. Otherwise I might try to do something stupid.

Fortunately I have several lightweight semiautos in various gauges that will serve for now as defense hardware and I had almost completely gone to O/U doubles for my hunting.

Pumps will still remain my favorites even though they are now there just as decorations.
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18 July 2020, 23:38,
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RE: Re-tired
At 76 i consider you a youngster MB, but as you say the pain does not fade, but at least it tells you you’re still alive.
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20 July 2020, 17:57,
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RE: Re-tired
Well you change what you need to to adapt. At least you are able to do that. Your son will think Christmas has com early.
Skean Dhude
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It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. - Charles Darwin
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23 July 2020, 22:04,
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RE: Re-tired
Oh, my son has better stuff than I do, and more of it!

Most of the junk I always wanted and could never afford he has managed to purchase.

We do have similar taste, due to the apple not falling far from the tree, so much of the combined inventory duplicates itself.

We once crossed the phone lines up trying to call each other to pass the news that we had both purchased Soviet SVD rifles from the same supplier on the same day.

That proved to be a fun weekend. Russian surplus ammo was selling 440 rounds in a huge "spam can" for $50 and we burned most of two cans up that weekend.
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10 September 2020, 12:28,
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RE: Re-tired
(18 July 2020, 21:42)Mortblanc Wrote: I got tired once and rested up, then I got tired again so I suppose that means I have re-tired.

Sad to say that I have had to retire some of my favorites. They have gone into the depths of the gun safe and will probably remain there until my son visits his next trip. I will send them to a new home with him.

I have developed arthritis in my left shoulder and can no longer effectively operate the pump shotguns I have used for a lifetime. At 70 this is not the kind of temporary pain that fades away. It is there and it will stay with me to remind me I am an old man. Otherwise I might try to do something stupid.

Fortunately I have several lightweight semiautos in various gauges that will serve for now as defense hardware and I had almost completely gone to O/U doubles for my hunting.

Pumps will still remain my favorites even though they are now there just as decorations.
Move over to Powder, patch & ball Mort, slow things down a bit mate. I can see you with a Coon hat on sporting a Hawken.
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10 September 2020, 17:28,
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RE: Re-tired
Sorry TH but defending the castle with a matchlock is not part of the overall plan.

As you know, things are different over here, which is why many "survivalists" from GB can not abide the "American" forums. Self defense provisions are build into our legal system and in the State where I live we also have a "stand your ground" law built into our "Castle Doctrine". We are allowed to defend both life and property with deadly force.

One of the reasons why you folks consider the "horde" an overwhelming mass and we refer to it as a "target rich environment".

BTW, I do have a Hawkin, 4 last count in several calibers from .30 to 54. Have a half dozen Kentucky style, ranging from 1750-1830 in flint and percussion. There's a couple of big bore muskets in the mix scattered about.

I love my black powder pistols too! I have an eccentric mix of those. They are a treat to shoot.

I do not discriminate against anything that goes BOOM! I just do not plan the defense strategy around all of them. I am too old to be caught at a disadvantage in the middle of a reload.
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