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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Hamilton Burger, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. Hamilton Burger

    Hamilton Burger Incompetent

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    Last night my son wanted Taco Bell. We had the joint mostly to ourselves, until these two somewhat bedraggled gents came in. Both were in head-to-toe camo, and one guy was holding a hand over his eye.

    After they sat down the eye-holder pulled off his rain poncho and I saw he was open carrying a 1911 of some kind. He asked us a good place to hunt around here (?) and where to find some cows...

    me: "Cows?"

    guy: *gestures at buddy*
    "He has a handicapped pemit."

    me: "I've only hunted cougar, just south of here, on private land. Guy was offering a bounty."

    guy: "I use .30-06 on cougar. Last one I shot, it hit a bone and blew out his rib cage, what a mess."

    me: "Well, I just took a .223."

    guy: "Yeah, well, I'd be sure to have a sidearm. I always have my sidearm in the woods."

    me: "I can see that. 1911?"

    guy: "Yep. .45 caliber. Only 3 companies made 'em: Colt, Springfield, and Ithaca."

    me: :headscratch:
    "If you mean ww1, it was just Colt and the Springfield armory."

    guy: "What about Ithaca?"

    me: "WW2. It was Colt, Ithaca, Remington-Rand, and US&S. Singer even made a few. "

    Now the guy got up and handed me his loaded gun, condition 2 or 3 (I never checked); I guess I have a trustworthy face?
    guy: "What's this then?!?"

    I was half expecting a good old GI Mixmaster. Left side of the slide read MODEL 1911A1 US ARMY. Right side frame said Auto Ordnance, and serial #.

    me: "This was the manufacturer of the Tommy gun. Kahr owns them now. This one feels like a nice piece. Has it been reliable for you?"

    guy: "That's one accurate sumbich right there."

    As soon as I handed it back he pulled out the mag and popped out a round to show me the Hornady ammo he likes to carry. Hardball profile with a rubber tip?

    Anyway, we were done eating and ready to go. In a perfect world I might've invited the guys over for some more in-depth 1911 discussion. But part of me, maybe 10%, was hinky about a guy who, in the course of casual conversation, would pull his pistol out and hand it to a total stranger at Taco Bell. :rofl:

    So, which GTer was it? I felt bad that I never asked why he was holding his eye. :upeyes:
     
  2. arclight610

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    I would have reciprocated by showing him my RIA 1911 that my grandpa carried in Korea.

    He probably had some brass fragments in his eye from a case-head separation from his Gunshow Reloads.
     

  3. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    This story rates a wat out of 10.

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  4. Adjuster

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    What was up with the hand over the eye? What was up with hunting cows? And what does a handicap hunting permit get you?


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  5. Bill Keith

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    Mr Burger, I believe you have the keen eye and sensibility of a philosopher. Your observations are astute, ringing clearly with the smack of truth. You sir, have the makings of a good politition or an honest barber.:wavey:
     
  6. Hamilton Burger

    Hamilton Burger Incompetent

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    All I had on me was a .38 snub.

    I can picture him getting a fish-hook in the eye while trying to flush some cows. :whistling:

    Only a wat? I thought this was at least a 3 wat story? See below...

    I never got the chance to ask all that, but I believe the handicap permit lets you shoot from your truck.

    Hey, Bill. :wavey: So, how's the eye today???

    Think we'll go back to TB today... this time I'm bringing more firepower!



    Wow. Post 666. On second thought, maybe I'll just sit back awhile and wait for the pocky-clipse.

    "What have I ever done, for you to treat me with such disrespect?" :dunno:

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  7. *ASH*

    *ASH* FURBANITE

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    great story Eurodriver , it gets em everytime :rofl::rofl:
     
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    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    N. Dallas area?

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  10. Hamilton Burger

    Hamilton Burger Incompetent

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    N. Dallas area?

    Yeah, way north. Think western Oregon.
     
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    airmotive Tin Kicker

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    Pow'R-Balls.
    Only HP my New Agent will feed 100%.
     
  12. TheExplorer

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    Hmm, I wouldn't touch a stranger's gun.
     
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  13. MAC702

    MAC702 Senior Member

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    Hornady Critical Defense would be the ammunition.

    Pow'RBall is a Cor-Bon load.

    A loaded sidearm should never be shown off socially. If y'all are that friendly, there will come a time to show it off (unloaded) while something else is performing the loaded sidearm duty. I realize that is not the point of the story, but it's a good reminder that most gun carriers are not that lax.
     
  14. jpa

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    Hmm....covered in Camo.....at Taco Bell..................carrying a 1911...................did he have a Dodge Ram parked in the lot?

    My bet is on Okie. :)
     
  15. mjkeat

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    Very responsable...

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  16. Lee-online

    Lee-online Mul-ti-pass

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    Wot! Taco Bell. Eww.
     
  17. Hamilton Burger

    Hamilton Burger Incompetent

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    Actually, yes there was a white Dodge p/u parked all kittywumpass in the handicap spot.

    Okie would never do that. Besides, no Range Officer was fondled during the events described. :rofl:
     
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    Cows are fierce and dangerous animals - just because they just stand still and stare at you doesn't mean in a second they won't attack.
     
  19. MAC702

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    Same as an "open carrier being the first one shot in an armed robbery."

    Just because it's never happened, doesn't mean it won't, but...

    Personally, I give higher odds to the death-cow.
     
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    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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