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Smokin .50 last won the day on February 15 2020

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About Smokin .50

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  • Birthday 08/14/1959

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    Near Old Bridge NJ
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    Competitive Rifle, Pistol & Shotgun Shooter with Black Powder at three clubs. Several Disciplines shot: USPSA, IDPA, Black Powder (Rifle Distinguished Expert), Practical Police Competition (PPC), Bowling Pin Shooter, Sporting Clays. NRA Certified Instructor in ML Pistol & ML Shotgun. NRA Range Safety Officer. Police Silhouette (PPC) Chairman at OBR&PC. Avid Bird Hunter. Shooting Mentor to Kids & Women. Eagle Scout Dad. Also Boy Scouts Merit Badge Counselor for Rifle & Shotgun.
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    Old Bridge, Monmouth, Cherry Ridge, on the Farm in Vernon!

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  1. @Mr.Stu WAY TOO MANY Pink Card holders have NO idea that THIS^^^^ is a THING! And @david8613 I'll go one step further. You don't need to be SIGHTED or pass an eye test to own a firearms collection. It's NOT considered to be a disability (being legally blind!). If it were, semi-blind diabetics would be subject to arrest and their collections "confiscated for the greater good"... `Rosey
  2. Rocco is great and yes he's a life member of CNJFO! YES, do yourself a favor and use references that have solid emails and aren't always telling their friends & family that "they have to search in their spam folders"! More delays this way and easily avoided by using someone with a good working email! Rocco volunteered at our Youth Day at the Range last Sunday! He was our CRSO for the event. 20 kids mentored by our instructors, myself included Quite a nice day! Here's a couple pix:
  3. @Vitalian2184 Not really, so long as you place your range bag (do you have one of those that holds a handful of pistols in "pistol rugs"?) with UNLOADED hand guns--and loaded mags in a separate compartment--as far away from the driver as possible. Then use a blanket as has been mentioned by the other learned folks here. After a while you'll get the gist of whom to ask and listen to. I'm one of THOSE, lol. I have a half-century of firearms experience. My first hand gun purchase was a "Straw Purchase" from my father. He bought the gun new at the FFL and I bought it from him a minute later. In 1977 when I was 18 and 18 year olds could buy hand guns from anyone who wasn't a FFL, and do so right across a kitchen table! Then the FFL stapled the two forms together and mailed them to NJSP (proving a "straw purchase") in the same envelope, lol! I've been a witness to too many unconstitutional laws and rules being forced upon the NJ gun owner. It's why I helped form the Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners years ago. As a founding Trustee and Vice President, I'm quite active. Writing, shooting, mentoring, and running fundraisers like sporting clays, Hog Hunts and Pheasant Hunts. Teaching kids and women to shoot safely. And a multitude of other things. Check us out here: https://www.cnjfo.com and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/cnjfo Photo from CNJFO Sporting Clays Tournament at Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays on August 29th. @Ms. 12 Gauge is a CNJFO "Lifer". She won the award for "High Lady". My medallion is for being a part of the highest scoring foursome. Let her chime in and say why she supports us!
  4. Withdrawal of a firearms application after trouble arises in the investigation COULD be interpreted as a denial...and so filing another application in a different town and checking off you've never been "denied" a permit COULD be interpreted as a false filing, which is an OFFENSE all by itself. I'd consult a firearms attorney on how to proceed. As a member of ANJRPC I can do so for FREE, and it costs me $40 per year to have a legal opinion from a firearms attorney. I think Frank Pisano is on ANJRPC's list? Oh, and I get a quarterly magazine sent to the house with a bunch of nifty info. Private Club's from all over the state of NJ contact info, places to shoot, leagues to get involved in, swap meets, etc. The Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners has an ad in every edition. For more NJ 2nd Amendment news go to: https://www.cnjfo.com . And JOIN the Coalition if you want to support your rights! Rosey
  5. Wishing you & the pooch the absolute best outcome. Glad to be of service. My DIL used to work there, and (with her Master's in Biomedical Engineering) has since moved-on to human orthotic studies. One more thing. The dogs train themselves to accept the brace. They sit still while you put it on and adjust it, and they know they can play with it on. It's usually harder to get it off than put it on. And the dogs enjoy their braces and the freedom that comes with them. I'm seeing more customers now than ever. And everyone I stop to chat with LOVES what the brace has done for their family member! The brace totally takes care of the dog's natural inclination to throw more weight on the "good leg", thereby causing other problems down the road. I've seen videos of a dog that limps get a brace put on for the first time (at the Morgantown facility) and 5 minutes later the same animal is running down the hallway at My Pet's Brace! It's like throwin' a light switch! All the best! Rosey
  6. @Sniper You might want to consider a company called "My Pet's Brace" in Morgantown, PA. https://www.mypetsbrace.com Here's a video of the treatment plan & results 4 years later. Good luck with your dog! FWIW we go to Peddler's Village in Lahaska, PA quite often. One Sunday we saw 3 My Pet's Brace customers in a 3 hour time span. Rosey
  7. Very entertaining sir! Well-Done! Still laughin' my balls off over here! ~R
  8. Enjoyed watching the YouTube videos of the men's & women's skeet. Thanks for posting! ~R
  9. YOU JUST WON THE INTERWEBS FOR TONIGHT, LOL! WINNER-WINNER CHICKEN DINNER! ~R
  10. I took a female friend pheasant hunting. Let her use that same Beretta Youth Model my DIL loves. She's 4' 11" and had ZERO problems. You did crack me up a little with "Circus Sideshow", lol! I'm only 5' 6" and I have to watch LOP myself, especially for an all-season scattergun. All those extra layers for a February pheasant hunt or a cool April morning Sporting Clays can extend the LOP even further, often past the point of comfort. Add a "sticky" neoprene butt pad and it spells trouble with bad mounts on the shoulder. If she's not comfortable, she won't want to shoot too many shells. Make mama happy so everybody is happy Go to a FFL that has some used inventory. A gun that fits her and has a small scratch on it is much better than the new pretty one that doesn't FIT Take care! ~R
  11. @Shocker @Ms. 12 Gauge has the personal experience to back up what she types! "Naturally cost will always be a concern but I’d be curious what other folks have done with their diminutive shooter companions." Begs the question just how "small" is she? With shotgun "fit" having a LOT to do with "LOP" (Length of Pull--the distance from the butt to the trigger guard), folks with shorter arms often find a Youth Model easier to swing since they can reach the fore end w/o stretching. Add gas operation or inertia-dampening recoil systems, and a light 12 gauge with "lighter" factory loadings (1145 fps) ---like Remington Gun Club and the like--- will recoil less. I used to shoot Trap with a 12 year old using his 12 ga. Youth Model gas operated semi. In less than a year he could easily break 20+ birds per round. You get your wife a gun that fits HER and some instruction, and she'll be kickin' yer butt in no time Searching for lower recoiling trap & skeet loads requires a small "education": Knowing how to read Dram Equivalent's for one. Scattergunnin' loads are still referred to in BLACK POWDER "Dram Equivalent" and the lower the number, the slower the pellets move out the barrel. 2 3/4 Dram Equivalent is common in low-brass 12 ga. target loads, and 2 1/2 Dram Equivalent is common in 20 ga. low-brass target loads. The faster loadings are "Field Loads" designed for hunting, and are often 1250 - 1400 fps and have higher Dram Equivalents. A Dram is a unit of measure that was used back in the day of black powder shells and Damascus Twist barrels. Hunting loads for pheasant (as an example) can come in both 2 3/4" and 3" magnum shells. They're all "High Brass", which means the end of the shell where the headstamp is has extended brass to absorb the higher pressure (higher Dram) loading. These will recoil MORE, and are sometimes packaged as "Handicapped" loads in 7 1/2 and 8 shot sizes. So be careful not to buy those, as they're intended to shoot Trap from the 25 yard line (9 yards further back from the Trap House than the standard 16 yard line). NUMBER OF PELLETS: In the "race" to gain an edge, target loads with 1 1/8th oz. of birdshot hit the scene decades ago. They have more pellets than the 1 oz. loadings, and will recoil S L I G H T L Y harder than the 1 oz. loads as the lighter loads need a little less powder to get their shot column out the tube at the same speed (1145 fps light target loading for instance). It's simple physics. Every action has an EQUAL & OPPOSITE reaction. The reaction is felt recoil, which is mitigated by weight of gun, gun action, proper fit on the shoulder, etc. I have female friends that can outshoot me. They find it easy to break 100 straight clays. Their guns FIT them My Daughter in-law Amy hadn't shot clays in about 2-3 years. Father's Day I took the family shooting at Old Bridge R&P. She picked-up the gun she was taught on---my Beretta Youth Model 20 ga. gas gun---and after the first two birds she broke every bird thrown for her---like a dozen in a row! Then she let her husband (my son) take his turn & miss a few! That is until he compensated for poor "gun fit". Hope I've been some help! Rosey
  12. I wrote about this subject for Black Wire Media, CNJFO's media arm. There are several states that allow 18-20 year olds to OPEN CARRY even though they can't buy a hand gun. A relative buys it for them and they go STRAPPED, even into shopping malls.
  13. CNJFO's SUN. 8-29-21 SPORTING CLAYS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! PROCEDES BENEFIT COALITION GUN RIGHTS LAWSUIT FUND! by Black Wire Media Wed. July 14, 2021 https://www.cnjfo.com/join-us The LOVE of FREEDOM! Grassroots at its finest! That's what every clays shooter that attends this fundraiser has in their heart with every pull of the trigger. All ages, all walks of life come together to help fight the TYRANNY that is New Jersey gun law. Multiple lawsuits are filed in several courts. CNJFO is poised to help in this endeavor, having partnered with four other organizations on one case and we're involved in several more. To REGISTER for the fundraiser, please visit: https://www.cnjfo.com/event-4409035 We need all gun owners and those that love freedom to respond to our plea to make us stronger so we have the resources to withstand the battles ahead. Those that can't attend are encouraged to make a donation to the cause via our website: https://www.cnjfo.com/Donate . The Sporting Clays is beginner-friendly, good for age 11 & up, and features two catered meals, rental golf cart, a 100-clays, 16-station course of fire, raffles, 50-50, souvenir tee, the works! Fun for all and memories to last a lifetime! Squads are forming now. MORE INFO & REGISTER HERE: https://www.cnjfo.com/event-4409035
  14. How high they need to be is directly dependent upon not only the rounds it needs to stop and where you post your targets (height of posted target), but also the shooting position of engagement (prone, sitting/kneeling, offhand) and DISTANCE from the target stand to the Shooter AND the distance from the target stand to the Berm. Best thing to do would be to have me guest you into Old Bridge to show you what "Cone of Fire" is all about and what our berms look like and why. Controlling "Cone of Fire" is easy once you grasp the concept. It's one of the many things I've learned as a Chief Range Safety Officer. A hands-on lesson in what to do and what not to do would lead you down a path of enlightenment Besides, I can guest non-members into the range now that the CovidCaper is over, and my little Weber grill can make us some cheeseburgers... First pic is USPSA Grand Master Emily Cutts, age 16, at her own private range in a friend's cranberry bog. Pic #2 is my son & I at OBR&PC's 100 yard range. Pic #3 is marinated pork chops on the Little Weber charcoal grill. I've replaced the grill grate since this pic was taken, lol. Thing gets a lot of use Sent you a PM answer too! Rosey
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