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Posted by marshallluton on 31 January 2012 - 08:27 AM
I look forward to meeting more of you and to serving all of you.
Your brother in Christ,
Marshall Luton (and all of the TDSA staff)
Posted by Wormydog1724 on 30 April 2012 - 08:44 PM
"Ladies and Gentlemen...
I give you... (drumroll)
2012 3 Gun Nation Hometown Semi-Pro's!!!!
(possible porn music with a phat beat)
His trigger finger is faster than lightening, His shirts are tighter than Jesse Tischauser's pants, He uses Pro Grip like hand lotion.. He is..
MIKE "ARMAGEDDON" CHAMBERS!!!
The Man with the guns other men want and women want to be with, He has jokes and commentary that rival the best ESPN 8 "The Ocho" sportscasters, with the draw of an 80 year old lady.. The Man, The Moth, The Lecsion...
JAKE "GAME CHANGER" BURKI!!!!
He's the brains of the bunch, He shoots Heavy Metal and your regional WWII Division SME, He pumps a shotgun faster than your mom did last night... Get loud for...
AUSTIN "IRONMAN" TULLOH!!!
Ask them anything, And they'll answer anything. They might even lend you some "SEMI-PRO MOJOTM"..."
This has been:
Posted by Wall on 17 December 2012 - 09:47 PM
don't blame them? They had absolutely $0 more invested in their inventory when they they decided to almost triple the price.
It's nuts that CTD has pmags for $29.97 and M855 for $659.59 now. I paid ~$11 to my door not too long ago for pmags. I don't blame them for raising prices when demand is up and supply is low, but that's a little extreme. It's not so much the pricing that I hate but the way they fuel the fire. They're always using marketing to hype up things and create panic buying that exceeds what's warranted.
I sold out of mags today with full knowledge that my suppliers were out of stock & I wouldn't be getting more anytime soon (other than what I already have on order). I saw people raising prices when the panic buying started. I didn't even consider it, I knew I'd sleep better if I didn't screw the people I started this store for.
Posted by Zekernst on 20 March 2014 - 04:36 PM
Hello all, I wanted to post it here first. H&H shooting sports is looking to sponsor a select number of shooters in the action pistol world. The range is taking applications and will be conducting interviews in the coming weeks. The jerseys that will be given to the shooters are boomershooter contingency program approved, so your not out your shot at the prize table. For more information please feel free to email me a email@example.com. You can also give me a call at 405-947-9800 ext 154. We are looking for experienced competitive shooters only please.
There are quite a few benifits that come with a sponsorship that will be discussed at the interview level.
H&H Shooting sports.
Posted by B.S. DuBois on 19 February 2014 - 11:58 AM
HOW TO ORDER:
- CLICK HERE TO ORDER THE RED BOOMER SHOOTER JERSEY OR CLICK HERE TO ORDER THE GREY BOOMER SHOOTER JERSEY
- Choose your size (sizes) & click "Add to Cart"
- Once you add the correct size to the cart - click on the cart link at the top of the page
- Use the "Notes / Special Instructions" section to let the jersey company know what name you want on the back collar - BE SURE TO CLICK "SAVE NOTES" underneath the note section.
- Check out like you would on any other website!!!
REMEMBER - IF YOU ORDER A JERSEY BETWEEN NOW AND MARCH 31st you will get 1 extra ENTRY (the same as shooting 5 matches) into the contingency program. Be sure to email your order number to firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by B.S. DuBois on 04 February 2014 - 12:33 PM
Guys and Gals - H&H Shooting Sports has stepped up BIG time this year to become the main sponsor of the 2014 Contingency program. With H&H on board we will be having an even BIGGER and BETTER prize table in 2014. Be sure to thank them - call them - email them - spend money there - whatever it takes. Let them know you appreciate what they do!!!
Posted by jeffhughes on 23 September 2013 - 08:23 AM
My new ammo company is in limited production,
9mm has been extensively tested and is running great.
Extreme 124g bullets, Winchester primers, WST powder, roll sized once fired brass, 135 PF
260/1000 tax inclusive Tulsa area. Will ship on your dime.
.40 and .45 are in test phase this week and will be available soon.
Boomer Shooter group buy opportunity coming soon.
Posted by Jared Carpenter on 06 February 2013 - 08:06 PM
When you prefer buying gun related items over home/apartment furnishings.....I currently have no curtains in my room and had a small patio set as dining room table..until I replaced it with my reloading bench.
Posted by dennishoddy on 23 March 2014 - 10:16 PM
Effective 1530 hours on March 22, I have officially retired.
Piddling around the reloading bench/building some guns that have been pushed back into reserve, shooting matches, general trouble making around friends, fishing, hunting, and just being a troublemaker for anybody that wants a piece of this, is the order of business from this point out.
I'll accept part time jobs from Cyrus, or any gunsmith that needs a flunky/floor sweeper/observer.
If the fish are biting, or the turkey are gobbling, my time in the gun shop might be a little restricted, but still willing to do some floor sweeping. (floor sweeping is where the European gunsmiths start as an apprentice)
My posts of "can't be there because I have to work this Saturday" will cease.
Looking forward to the next part of my life.
Posted by scubor2 on 28 January 2014 - 03:25 PM
I'd love to, but it is about $300 more than I can safely get away with without the husband kicking me out on my benelli.
Most of us gun enthusiasts have learned how to get around the acquisition of purchases. You will have to read my book " The Gun Nut's Guide To Money Laundering and Embezzlement In The Marriage " when it's published.
Posted by dennishoddy on 29 March 2013 - 09:58 PM
The US Congress has designated March 30 as "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day" in rememberance of March 30, 1973, the day all military personnel were ordered to depart from Vietnam.
I just got back from a get-together at the American Legion to remember this day, even though it was a day earlier.
I lost a BIL to small arms fire, two cousins, and a few friends were WIA.
Made it back safely, myself, picked up in a rice paddy in a huey, and transported home.
Life was tough afterward because the media portrayed the veterans as baby killers, in film and print. There were no unit deployments. One person, one deployment. No flags, or celebrations when coming home. Hiding the fact you were a veteran was the norm.
Job discrimination was rampant if the employers found out you were a VV, so, you lied about your military service.
The war itself was one of the hardest fought wars in history. VV spent more time in battle than any combat force in history.
There were few POW camps on either side. The only POW's were high value assests that were held for political reasons.
The captured and wounded were executed. Fight to the death, or die anyway. Anybody remember there were only 501 POW's released after the war? The rest have never been accounted for.
Just a few stats from a blog:
The average infantryman in the South Pacific during WWII saw about 40 days of combat in FOUR years. The average infantryman in Vietnam saw about 240 days of combat in ONE year. People would always look at me funny or make an unbelievable type smile when I told them these figures. I was also surprised by these figures. I saw approximately 100 days of combat, but I was not an infantryman. These figures became very clear when I started my research in order to write a book.
The most famous march in WWII was General Patton third (3rd) Army Division during the Battle of the Bugle. Patton’s army marched 100 miles in 48 hours, two days, to relieve the besieged American troops at Bastogne. Because of the mobility provided by Huey helicopters used in Vietnam, Patton‘s army would have been there in less than an hour and then on to another battle within hours. The soldiers in Vietnam were asked to secure an area three times that of soldiers in WWII.
I also believe the craziness in which Hollywood portrays the Vietnam Soldiers did not help. Therefore the American public did not see Vietnam combat soldiers in the same light compared to WWII soldiers. The American public saw Vietnam soldiers smoking pot, dancing, acting crazy, or fighting with their fellow soldiers.
In WWII, Hollywood showed soldier’s leaving home while kissing their mothers and girlfriends goodbye. Fathers quoting, “Give them hell son.” This was all great. Some of the worst fighting was on the island of Iwo Jima. The island was secure in 21 days.
Heavy bombers during WWII would fly missions lasting for hours but would only be exposed to hostile fire for about twenty (20) minutes. In Vietnam Huey gunships and Huey Cobras helicopters would be under enemy fire for hours in a day almost every day.
One in every ten (10) Americans who served in Vietnam was a casualty. The percent of KIA is similar to other wars. But because of the nature of the fighting in Vietnam, amputations or crippling wounds were “300 percent higher” than in WWII.
A few more statics:
Vietnam War Statistics
9,087,000 military personnel served on active duty during the Vietnam Era (5 August 1965-7 May 1975)
8,744,000 personnel were on active duty during the war (5 August 1964-28
3,403,100 (including 514,300 offshore) personnel served in the SE Asia
Theater (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, flight crews based in Thailand and sailors
in adjacent South China Sea waters).
2,594,000 personnel served within the borders of South Vietnam
( I January 1965 - 28 March 1973)
Another 50,000 men served in Vietnam between 1960 and 1964
Of the 2.6 million, between 1 and 1.6 million (40-60%) either fought in
combat, provided close combat support or were at least fairly regularly
exposed to enemy attack.
7,484 women served in Vietnam, of whom 6,250 or 83.5% were nurses.
Peak troop strength in Vietnam was 543,482, on 30 April 1969.
Hostile deaths: 47,359
Non-hostile deaths: 10,797
Total: 58,156 (including men formerly classified as MIA and Mayaguez casualties).
Highest state death rate: West Virginia--84.1. (The national average death rate for males in 1970 was 58.9 per 100,000).
WIA: 303,704 - 153,329 required hospitalization, 50,375 who did not.
Severely disabled: 75,000, 23,214 were classified 100% disabled. 5,283 lost
limbs, 1,081 sustained multiple amputations. Amputation or crippling wounds to the lower extremities were 300% higher than in WWII and 70% higher than in Korea. Multiple amputations occurred at the rate of 18.4% compared to 5.7% in WWII.
POW: 766, of whom 114 died in captivity.
Draftees vs. volunteers: 25% (648,500) of total forces in country were draftees. (66% of U.S. armed forces members were drafted during WWII)
Draftees accounted for 30.4% (17,725) of combat deaths in Vietnam.
Reservists KIA: 5,977
National Guard: 6,140 served; 101 died.
88.4% of the men who actually served in Vietnam were Caucasian, 10.6%
(275,000) were black, 1.0% belonged to other races
86.3% of the men who died in Vietnam were Caucasian (including Hispanics)
12.5% (7,241) were black.
1.2% belonged to other races
170,000 Hispanics served in Vietnam; 3,070 (5.2%) of whom died there.
86.8% of the men who were KIA were Caucasian
12.1% (5,711) were black; 1.1% belonged to other races.
14.6% (1,530) of non-combat deaths were black
34% of blacks who enlisted volunteered for the combat arms.
Overall, blacks suffered 12.5% of the deaths in Vietnam when the percentage
of blacks of military age was 13.5% of the population.
76% of the men sent to Vietnam were from lower middle/working
75% had family incomes above the poverty level
23% had fathers with professional, managerial, or technical occupations.
79% of the men who served in 'Nam had a high school education or better.
63% of Korean vets had completed high school upon separation from the service)
Winning & Losing:
82% of veterans who saw heavy combat strongly believe the war was lost because of a lack of political will. Nearly 75% of the general public (in 1993) agrees with that.
Age & Honorable Service:
The average age of the G.I. in 'Nam was 19 (26 for WWII) 97% of Vietnam era vets were honorably discharged.
Pride in Service:
91% of veterans of actual combat and 90% of those who saw heavy combat are proud to have served their country. 66% of Viet vets say they would serve again, if called upon. 87% of the public now holds Viet vets in high esteem.
Helicopter crew deaths accounted for 10% of ALL Vietnam deaths. Helicopter losses during Lam Son 719 (a mere two months) accounted for 10% of all helicopter losses from 1961-1975.
Women Who Died In Vietnam:
* 2nd Lt. Carol Ann Elizabeth Drazba
* 2nd Lt. Elizabeth Ann Jones
Lt. Drazba and Lt. Jones were assigned to the 3rd Field Hospital in Saigon. They died in a helicopter crash near Saigon, February 18, 1966. Drazba was from Dunmore, PA, Jones from Allendale, SC. Both were 22 years old.
* Capt. Eleanor Grace Alexander
* 1st Lt. Hedwig Diane Orlowski
Capt. Alexander of Westwood, NJ, and Lt. Orlowski of Detroit, MI, died November 30, 1967. Alexander, stationed at the 85th Evac., and Orlowski, stationed at the 67th Evac. in Qui Nhon, had been sent to a hospital in Pleiku to help out during a push. With them when their plane crashed on the return trip to Qui Nhon were two other nurses, Jerome E. Olmstead of Clintonville, WI, and Kenneth R. Shoemaker, Jr. of Owensboro, KY. Alexander was 27, Orlowski 23. Both were posthumously awarded Bronze Stars.
* 2nd Lt. Pamela Dorothy Donovan
Lt. Donovan, from Allston, MA, became seriously ill and died on July 8, 1968. She was assigned to the 85th Evac. in Qui Nhon. She was 26 years old.
* 1st Lt. Sharon Ann Lane
Lt. Lane died from shrapnel wounds when the 312th Evac. at Chu Lai was hit by rockets on June 8, 1969. From Canton, OH, she was a month short of her 26th birthday. She was posthumously awarded the Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm and the Bronze Star for Heroism. In 1970, the recovery room at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver, where Lt. Lane had been assigned before going to Viet Nam, was dedicated in her honor. In 1973, Aultman Hospital in Canton, OH, where Lane had attended nursing school, erected a bronze statue of Lane. The names of 110 local servicemen killed in Vietnam are on the base of the statue.
* Lt. Col. Annie Ruth Graham, Chief Nurse at 91st Evac. Hospital, Tuy Hoa
Lt. Col. Graham, from Efland, NC, suffered a stroke in August 14, 1968 and was evacuated to Japan where she died four days later. A veteran of both World War II and Korea, she was 52.
U.S. Air Force
* Capt. Mary Therese Klinker
Capt. Klinker, a flight nurse assigned to Clark Air Base in the Philippines, was on the C-5A Galaxy which crashed on April 4 outside Saigon while evacuating Vietnamese orphans. This is known as the Operation Babylift crash. From Lafayette, IN, she was 27. She was posthumously awarded the Airman's Medal for Heroism and the Meritorious Service Medal.
To my Brothers and Sisters that served........WELCOME HOME!