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        09-10-2013, 12:45 AM
      #41
    Trained
    I want a pink gun. :)
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        09-10-2013, 12:47 AM
      #42
    Trained
    Ok... Have you been naughty or nice this year?
         
        09-10-2013, 12:56 AM
      #43
    Trained
    Ugh, oh...does it matter?
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        09-10-2013, 07:46 AM
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    Yearling
    Thanks everyone!!! You've all been so helpful!
         
        09-10-2013, 10:09 AM
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    Super Moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Missy May    
    I want a pink gun. :)
    here ya go






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        09-10-2013, 10:53 AM
      #46
    Trained
    Aw heck! Buy this. If you are like me, your bleeding hands will turn it pink after about 20 shots...but then, with the price of ammo, 20 shots will empty your wallet as well! Did I say how much I love 22s?

         
        09-10-2013, 11:15 AM
      #47
    Trained
    Well, I have to admit that is cute Alison, but I only do revolvers. And, bsms, I don't do kick me into next Sunday. I only keep in touch w a handgun for one reason. Maybe I will just buy pink accessories for my favorite rifle, .223 - no kick, never misses. Ooow, this could be a new fad.... pink bling...pling.
         
        09-10-2013, 11:27 AM
      #48
    Green Broke
    I have handled guns since we started (and retired from) CW Reenacting. We loaded a small amount of gunpowder with Cream of Wheat (for the smoke and safety, no projectiles) and...well...shot at each other. Almost ALL of the folks that we "played" with were safe with firearms. Even the black powder could shoot someone's eye out at ~8 ft or less, so we cheated and never pointed directly, unless the target was many yards away.
    NOW, in IL, they're figuring out how to handle concealed carry. My DH and I are looking into taking classes for this. I have always been safe with a gun, and I am pretty accurate, but I've never learned to dismantle and properly clean them, so I'm looking forward to the whole nine yards AND the ability to carry a weapon on my person.
    While in the hobby our group, "The Cumberland Guard" always had morning drills mandatory to participation in the battles, and mandatory gun safety checks. You didn't pass the check you didn't carry in the battle. Period.
    We saw many accidents with people in the hobby who were less cautious, and we learned who to avoid contact with on the field, on the few occasions where we were not familiar with people playing on the other side. In our 26 years DH and I were not responsible for any accidents with our weapons. The sabers we carried were ALWAYS loaded outside of their scabbards.
    My POINT:
    You must always assume that a gun is loaded.
    Never point it at anyone or anything unless you are firing.
    When practicing, double and triple check the area for any person or pet who might accidentally be shot by you.
    I agree that a .22 is a great gun to start with. I had a "baby Dragoon" 5-shot that I loved bc it was lightweight and easy to fire black powder. I could never hold up and fire my DH's Walker Colt. =b
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        09-10-2013, 11:43 AM
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    Trained
    The CW group sounds like fun, Corporal. I once came up on a group like that on horseback, it was in the absolute middle of nowhere. I figured they were shooting a movie, but there was no sign of "movie equipment"...so I got nosey and met up w them to see what they were up to. They took their "doings" rather seriously, and explained, w pride, they belonged to club something or other and all about how "accurate" their gear and uniforms were. I got a kick out of them....they didn't have any horses. I thought, "well, what is the fun in that?" My narrow perspective.
    Cream of wheat? Really? Interesting.
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