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What is your skill level as it relates to BP firearms and shooting BP firearms?

Ignorant
0 (0%)
Interested
0 (0%)
Beginner
0 (0%)
Moderate
10 (66.7%)
Competent
5 (33.3%)
Expert
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 15

Voting closed: February 06, 2020, 04:56:56 AM

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Re: Skill level?
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2020, 08:44:57 PM »
You should know better than to hand me the jug, G. It's empty, for some reason. Must be a hole in it or sump'n.
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Re: Skill level?
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2020, 07:11:16 PM »
Sometimes its ok to brag about your kids.  Sometimes.  Anyway, in addition to modern firearms my two boys each own a Pietta 1851 Navy and a Remington 5.5 apiece.  They can do shots with those pistols like what isnt even supposed to happen.  Consistent long shots that I would have to see to believe.  Five or six petal clover leaves in the black at 75 + yards, one hand unsupported and then swap out or reload and do it again.

Tonight I again acknowledged their ability with those (of which they are comfortably aware) and ask one of them if he considered himself an expert.  He looked at me sort of funny and said I would NEVER consider myself an expert.  How arrogant would that be?  

I said never mind, it was just a trick question and that he had given the correct answer.   
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Re: Skill level?
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2020, 08:42:38 PM »
An ex is a has been and a spurt is a drip under pressure. *6' *6' *6'
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Re: Skill level?
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2020, 06:33:26 PM »
"Black powder firearms and shooting black powder firearms." That covers a lot of territory! I guess I still will consider myself as "moderate" even though I do have several cap and ball, flintlock, and black powder cartridge rifles, revolvers, and pistols.

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« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2020, 10:47:45 PM »
Id like to think of myself as being competent.  Always room for improvement.  Over forty years of carrying,  instructing, shooting, handling and repairing many types of modern weapons,  I would consider myself close to being expert.  Again,  always room to improve.  Never,  ever a negligent discharge while I was instructing or otherwise.

For black powder weapons, about the same as above.

If still having all ten fingers and ten toes count for anything,  Im expert.   8)

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« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2020, 11:01:58 AM »
If still having all ten fingers and ten toes count for anything,  Im expert.   8)

I've got all ten fingers and toes but most of the fingers have been pinched, burned, cut, pierced and blistered and you haven't lived until you drop a hot sprue inside your sneaker with no socks on.  (7+"
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« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2020, 11:22:24 AM »
Hawg,
That just hurts to even think about....   J*j

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Re: Skill level?
« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2020, 01:01:37 PM »
If still having all ten fingers and ten toes count for anything,  Im expert.   8)

I've got all ten fingers and toes but most of the fingers have been pinched, burned, cut, pierced and blistered and you haven't lived until you drop a hot sprue inside your sneaker with no socks on.  (7+"

I relate to this, 100%!!! But you left one out Hawg, can't forget smashed!  (7+" (7+"

And I haven't dropped hot sprue on my foot, but once I dropped hot slag from a cutting torch down my boot. I would imagine it had the same effect!
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« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2020, 01:49:04 PM »
True dat. You should see my arms from welding without gloves or long sleeves but I was trying to keep it bp gun related. (7+" M1 thumb feels really good too.  (7&
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Re: Skill level?
« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2020, 04:28:26 PM »
I don't know nuttin bout dat stuff.
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« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2020, 06:04:22 PM »
You boys must have really been dancing a hot footed jig !  Youre killing me ! (7+" &\?