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Old 09-20-2016, 04:57 PM   #101
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Got house drawings and paperwork to four different banks to see what rates they offer on construction & mortgage loans.

It's good to be a 'known good guy' in the community - four packets, handed to three bank presidents and one vice-president, all of whom I know personally. Was completely up front with all of them that they were bidding against each other for our business; which I don't think will hurt.
 
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Old 09-26-2016, 11:09 AM   #102
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Haven't actually 'done' much this week other than interact with some bankers on their bids & quotes for construction & mortgage loans. Best quote I've gotten was 2.75% on a fixed 15-year loan; which is as long as I want to extend it out. Not sure how much we’ll end up borrowing, but the low rates nowadays make it a great time to finance or re-finance a house. I’m estimating we’ll end up borrowing between $60 and $80k, so to figure worst case, I ran the calcs based on $100k. At 2.75%, even we ended up borrowing $100k, it still just works out to only a payment of $678; lower than a lot of folks’ car payments. If we can keep it down to $60k, it’s just $407 per month. That’s just about goofy low for a mortgage payment in today’s world.

Did buy some ammo & brass this week - 200 rds of .380 (fmj for practice), 300 rds of .300BK subsonic, 5000 .22LR bulk pak, and 3000 once-fired 45acp brass.
 
Old 09-26-2016, 04:09 PM   #103
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Went to a gun show. Nothing reached out to me. Noted Mauser's and AK's are priced pretty high, but selling. A fair amount of new handgun's being bought, strange because the same new gun's are cheaper at the chain sport's stores. I had a good time swapping stories with a couple of Viet Vet's. John, when I bought my land and built a home the mortgage rate was 12 1/2% if you could get the loan approved.
 
 
Old 09-26-2016, 05:21 PM   #104
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...John, when I bought my land and built a home the mortgage rate was 12 1/2% if you could get the loan approved.


I remember the 70's as well. On the other side of the coin, getting 4.75% interest on a plain-old passbook savings account was nice. Nowadays, it's hard to find 1% even on a CD.

I also miss 5-cent postage stamps and 4% sales tax; even here in rural arkansas we're over 9% now.

First car I bought was a used 1970 dodge dart. Sold one of only three cows I had, and paid $400 for it.
 
Old 09-26-2016, 05:34 PM   #105
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Made the southern route today an hit a few shops. Came away with a MINT, looks unfired model 10 Smith dated 1969 and a large box of reloading supplies, bullets, brass an primers. Seen a Talo Edition 1022 that I thought about, might get it Thursday. One shop was about out of handguns, that was a surprise, said another dealer bought them all.
 
Old 09-26-2016, 06:24 PM   #106
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...Came away with a MINT, looks unfired model 10 Smith dated 1969...
Heavy barrel or pencil barrel? I don't recall if they made a heavy-barrel version that far back.
 
Old 09-26-2016, 06:30 PM   #107
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4in. pencil barrel
 
Old 09-26-2016, 08:01 PM   #108
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Nice. My dad had a pencil barreled 64; he left it to one of my brothers when he died nearly two years ago.

Always liked that gun except for the ludicrous big grips on it. Told my brother that if he ever thought of geting rid of it that I'd like first shot at buying it from him; my brother's the type that would pawn it on a whim, and I'd hate to see dad's only handgun lost forever like that...
 
Old 09-27-2016, 06:08 AM   #109
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IL has 3 day wait, pic. when I pick up.
 
Old 09-27-2016, 07:25 AM   #110
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I cleaned & worked over Dad's for my brother last year. The grips actually fit me better than they did our dad, but they're just silly big on this kind of gun imo:


 
Old 09-27-2016, 07:43 AM   #111
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Those target grips are big, on a gun like that the magnas look better
 
Old 09-28-2016, 05:44 AM   #112
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Weighed in this morning - down 24 lbs from January. Should be able to make my goal of 30 by thanksgiving.

Lots of tuna lately...
 
Old 09-28-2016, 06:31 AM   #113
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Congratulations, I was in at my annual doctors appointment a couple of weeks ago, since January I've lost 12 pounds.
 
Old 09-30-2016, 04:47 AM   #114
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Well last night was our local clubs Thursday night "pistol" league. We set up a 5 stage, 63 non reactive target match for shotgun only. 9 people showed up and we all had a good time. Went for a couple of beers afterwards why we compiled scores, I was gob smacked when I was told I won the evenings match. I was using a 1913 mfg Winchester 97, the guys with the semi auto black shotguns were really pissed.
 
Old 09-30-2016, 05:35 AM   #115
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Sometimes it's the carpenter, rather than the hammer, that makes the difference.

Too many guys depend on the fast shot of the semiauto, rather than as-fast-as-possible hits with whatever they're shooting. I demonstrated that to one of my sons years ago when he was a teenager. He'd just put a better optic on his 10-22 and was bragging (as young males do) about what it was now capable of; so we went out to the six-target rimfire dueling tree. Six quick hits with my bolt-action (a nice, smooth CZ) turned out to be better than five really-fast hits mixed in with four or five equally-fast misses with his semiauto. That was tough on a young man's ego, and I confess it was equally delightful to an old man's that day.

Best part is that I can't do that to him anymore; he fortunately learned the intended lesson that day. Unlike some, he recognizes now that a fast miss is every bit as effective as a slow miss. He's faster with his semiauto than I am with my bolt-action - as he should be - but knows that only hits matter.
 
Old 09-30-2016, 03:15 PM   #116
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The only limitations last night was that the tubular magazine was allowed to have 6 shells in it at the buzzers beep and the shotgun had to have an empty chamber. I made good time with the most of my reloads, but I could have done better. I fumbled too much during reloads on the first 2 stages, but again I didn't fumble as much as everyone else.
 
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Post script: The scores were re-added (not in a bar this time) and I actually came in 2nd. One of the guys with a semi actually beat me by 15 seconds in overall time. Still I'm pretty happy with the results.
 
Old 10-07-2016, 09:19 AM   #118
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Ordered an AA .22 conversion kit for glock 19. Out of stock, but could be pre-ordered at a discount. I have one of their 1911 kits that I like, but due to 1911's being 1911's, its installation is bit cumbersome and you have to watch that a particular screw doesn't come loose during shooting. The glock kits install more simply, and hopefully will be as reliable.

Now, if someone would just come out with a .22 kit for M&P's, I'd probably be all over it...
 
Old 10-07-2016, 09:33 AM   #119
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Spit a deal on 2000 rounds of 9x18 mm( old stock 109 grain Wolf Ball and Silver Bear ).
Went to work.
 
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Ordered an AA .22 conversion kit for glock 19. Out of stock, but could be pre-ordered at a discount. I have one of their 1911 kits that I like, but due to 1911's being 1911's, its installation is bit cumbersome and you have to watch that a particular screw doesn't come loose during shooting. The glock kits install more simply, and hopefully will be as reliable.

Now, if someone would just come out with a .22 kit for M&P's, I'd probably be all over it...
The AA kit on my Glock 21 works great. So far no malfunctions at all with Mini-Mags, Golden Bullets, and Blazer. My only problem is it's much lighter than the .45 slide so I tend to shoot higher from the draw. I have been worring all week about Hurricane Matthew. My Daughter's home is on the coast of South Carolina.
 
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