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Old 10-12-2018, 05:50 AM   #41
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Somehow I don't believe that I could rely on "Old Slab Sides" in a caliber less than .45ACP for personal protection. JMHO.
For years, the .38 Super was the caliber of choice for many a Texas Ranger in a 1911. We had bandidos, whiskey runners, damnyankees land grabbers operating in the Valley killing and stealing land from "meskins." Hell, it was a dangerous time for all from 1912-1925 whether you were a mere citizen or a lawman including the pinche rinches.

I noted that stand watie listed the .38S&W. Did that include the .38 Special? They aren't the same in my book.
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Did the Nighthawks ever come down your way? In the 80s probably.
Yep, the Nighthawks, NRBQ, Dave Matthews, Root Boy Slim, the Thunderbirds and a bunch of others that mostly played over the mountain in C'ville but would book gigs over in Harrisonburg because we were close.

I worked downtown on the weekends at one of the local watering holes where we got a mix of locals and JMU students.

Good times...
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Yep, the Nighthawks, NRBQ, Dave Matthews, Root Boy Slim, the Thunderbirds and a bunch of others that mostly played over the mountain in C'ville but would book gigs over in Harrisonburg because we were close.

I worked downtown on the weekends at one of the local watering holes where we got a mix of locals and JMU students.

Good times...
The Thunderbirds would come to Newark, DE (home of the UofD) and play in an artsy fartsy movie theater. They would often do shows together with local "Two Chord George" Thorogood.
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"Two Chord George" Thorogood? It takes at least 3 chords to properly play country music. Add in finger pickin' and your a star.


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"Two Chord George" Thorogood? It takes at least 3 chords to properly play country music. Add in finger pickin' and your a star.
Rock takes three chords and an attitude.

Country takes three chords and a tale of lust and/or sorrow.
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"Two Chord George" Thorogood? It takes at least 3 chords to properly play country music. Add in finger pickin' and your a star.
Ole George was never mistaken for a virtuoso. What he lacked in talent he tried to make up for with enthusiasm.

Here's an old favorite some friends of mine actually had played at their wedding:

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Doc Watson's Tennessee Stud. Good boot scootin' and beer drinking music.

Thanks, Ed.
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Doc Watson's Tennessee Stud. Good boot scootin' and beer drinking music.

Thanks, Ed.
Actually Sam it was you posting Merle Travis that made me think of Doc Watson, so right back atcha!
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csmkersh,

Fwiw, the .38 SPL is LAWFUL in all of the Latin American nations (including Mexico) that allow civilians to own/bear handguns.
Other calibers are LAWFUL include the .357MAG, .38 Super, .38ACP, .41 Long Colt, .41 Magnum & the various .44 caliber handguns.

While it was (and still may be) used by various nations military forces, the .38 SPL is deemed to NOT be a "weapon of war" caliber. = Such "gun control restrictions" have NEVER made to sense to me. - I'm just "reporting" the facts.
(The .44 Magnum is MUCH more powerful than any conventional load in .45ACP.)

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The 40S&W & 10 mm are still not deemed to be "Weapons of War".
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Rock takes three chords and an attitude.

Country takes three chords and a tale of lust and/or sorrow.
What happens when you play a country song backward?

You get your dogs back, you get your kids back, you get your wife back, you get your house back and you get your truck back.

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For years, the .38 Super was the caliber of choice for many a Texas Ranger in a 1911. We had bandidos, whiskey runners, damnyankees land grabbers operating in the Valley killing and stealing land from "meskins." Hell, it was a dangerous time for all from 1912-1925 whether you were a mere citizen or a lawman including the pinche rinches.

I noted that stand watie listed the .38S&W. Did that include the .38 Special? They aren't the same in my book.
For good reason... IIRC .38 Super was the FN 5.7 loaded with the Good Stuff of its day, would happily punch through steel autobody and then just as happily continue to punch a hole through the scumbag inside.
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Diamondback,

And all this time I thought that playing a C&W song backwards was supposed to make your situation HAPPY??

yours, sw
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What happens when you play a country song backward?

You get your dogs back you get your truck back.
Better?
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csmkersh,

MUCH better. - CHUCKLE.
(I would PAY a significant amount of bucks to PREVENT my EX from coming back.)

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MUCH better. - CHUCKLE.
(I would PAY a significant amount of bucks to PREVENT my EX from coming back.)

yours, sw
Reminds me of the old joke:

Why is divorce so expensive?

Because it's WORTH it.
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Snake45,

The divorce from my 1st wife cost me 60K & a "top of the line" NEW Oldsmobile 98 & it was CHEAP at 10X the price.
(Fwiw, my EX told the judge that heard the case that she "wanted a new car to leave forever". The judge was an old friend, who knew her WELL. - He looked over at me & asked, "Do you agree?? - I said, "YES, Your Honor." The Judge then said, "Divorce is granted.")

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Well, I made the mistake of agreeing with "Till death do us part" so I'm sticking with "It's cheaper to keep her"
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