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  1. So after 25 years my go to FFL in Manassas Va has sold off his business and moved on to other things. I've used Bernie at Virginia Arms since the day he opened for business. His service was unparalleled. Usually the day anything I bought that arrived by UPS or Fed Ex at Virginia Arms, by 1-2pm that day I got a call or email from Bernie telling me the item was ready for pickup. There are a core group of friends I shoot with and at times when I buy a something , some of the others buy the same gun. Currently there were 3 of us buying this same rifle from Buds. So I recommend we all use this new guy. We all place our orders with Buds and they have an FFL locator. I pick a guy within 5 miles of my home, thinking close is good, less travel time. The very day I place the order this guys sends an email saying he will be out of town he'll be back on 4/15. Two days later still no call, no return emails. The rifles has been there 5 days, the others ae calling me since they can't get in contact with the ghost FFL. I'm feeling like an ass now for making a blind recommendation. I'm starting to get a tad annoyed. He says on his website he's open for business every day fro 9-4, but that's b.s. because he has a fulltime job, I've discovered. This has always been a problem for me, the hobbyist FFL. I've been in business for 40 years. I'm open for business Monday-Friday 5-5. If you call I answer, if you schedule a service time, I'm at the location waiting for you. WTF is it with these "hobbyist" FFL's claiming to be a full time business, when they're really not a full time business? Thoughts on what you think response time for FFL transfers to customers should be ? Mike, what are your thoughts on this matter? R.L.
  2. It's been over a week today. He charges $27 a transfer. Turns out this clown has a full time job, at another gun store (wonder if that owner knows, I think he's going to find out after all this B.S.) . He claims he's open from 9-5 Monday-Friday, total b.s. he has no employees. He lists a bogus address on his webpage and only gives you the correct address when he tells you what time you need to show up. So basically he's holding your stuff hostage until he calls you, and you accommodate HIS schedule. He works for another gun shop 6 days a week, and of course none of this is mentioned on his webpage or by Buds Gun Shop. All the contact has been me calling him, no calls from him except to answer my 2 calls. He says he only has 1 hour available tomorrow at 10:30am after waiting 8 days already...like I have nothing better to do in the middle of a work morning. If I can't make that time he can't be available for 7-10 more days!! Never again. Absolutely the worst transfer experience I'm had in 40 years. WTF?? Saddle Ridge Armory Somewhere on Saddle Ridge Ct. It's a secret. Catlett Va. Steer clear of this guy. He's 10 lbs of sxit in a 5 lb. bag. R.L.
  3. Built in 1160, finished in 1260. Damage appears to be catastrophic...... R.L.
  4. Got my scope yesterday. This is a LOT of scope for the money. FFP too!
  5. I just got an email from Eurooptics about an ongoing Vortec sale. Alex bought a bunch of Vortec scopes and has them on sale. I just bought a Vortec PST4-16x50 for $499. They are $800 scopes! Thinking of buying another at this price. I have no affiliation with E.O. other than being a long time customer. Just passing on the info. FWIW, R.L.
  6. Hey Buddy, Any possibility you can "ZAP" this new board format, like a bad post....and return us to the old one?? Yea..I know. Just a thought. I'll bet the general discussion traffic would zoom if ya could. The old format was far more conducive to spontaneous discussion. I really miss that old format and a bunch of other old timers here do too! R.L.
  7. Forgot to mention Shipping is free on some of the scopes.
  8. Thanks Jim for jogging the ole' memory. Really miss that old format! R.L.
  9. Jason at CSO Tactical called about my gun trailer yesterday, said he'd be down to look at it and showed up at exactly at the time he said he would. That's after driving 3 hr's to get here too! I love it when people are punctual!! Very smooth transaction. He's happy, I'm happy. Great transaction. I'm glad my gun trailer found a good home. I'd do business again with Jason any time. Also, a big thank you to David, Andy and Buddy for this fine venue. Sturm has been instrumental in helping me selling off my guns and kit over the last few years. Selling off this stuff so my wife won't have to deal with it when the time comes, is a huge load off my mind. I love this place! R.L.
  10. This trailer has been sold! Than you Jason at CSO Tactical.!
  11. Somebody make me a reasonable offer for this gun trailer. 1500 lb axle.Epoxy OD green, new tires, bearing buddies. 2" Bulldog hitch head (USA MADE, not chi-nee), 3" channel frame with 5/16 and 1/2" steel floor. I need to get this out of the garage! It takes any cradle mount with a USGI large vehicle pintle and can also be used with a large vehicle to 1919 pintle so you can shoot a 1919 or any other crew served weapon from it. It's heavy duty, all steel with 5 adjustable level jacks to raise it up off the tires. Never used it since I've had it. There is over $1500 worth of material alone in it's manufacture.First $1500 offer and it's your's. Thanks, R.L.
  12. Straight to you from the 3rd world in India. Wanna have some fun?? Dial 202-873-2578, they answer Microsoft Support. It's B.S. These POS claim they are located in Wash D.C...uhhh no. Same maggots that call and leave a message to call and say they are the IRS ot the Social Security Admin.They are scammers located in India. I send them "courtesy" calls throughout the day for fun when I'm bored. Something about their mothers and goats and other stuff I can't put to print! R.L. Have at it guys!
  13. No question this guy is a S C A M M E R ........ I called , texted, no answer. He did call back once, no message. R.L.
  14. Ha..ya beat me to it brother. Got the same email. That's a PA telephone area code, which means nothing today. You can spoof any number you want on a caller ID. R.L.
  15. What a load of bullshit. If it was a white person who perpetrated these racist crimes, there would be no dropped charges, that'sfor sure. Anyone still NOT believe there is a multiple tiered justice system in this country?? R.L.
  16. Basically, they, the prosecutors office in Chicago just said, nothing to see here. We won't prosecute this case even though they had a ROCK SOLID case with 16 indictments. Ok you can go home now, everything is just fine. Sealed the case with prejudice and let this cxxksmoker walk free. And you thought Russian collusion was a scam?? R.L.
  17. Sandbags restacked, floors mopped, but still an unbelievable amount of debris all over and around the property. Since one moron neighbor next door that fancies himself a farmer, misses about 50% of the hay he cuts, when he bales, there are probably 100 round bales worth of crap hanging in the trees about 15' up!!! Good news is no appreciable amount of water inside the house or shop, the sandbags held. Just a tip for you guys that may experience flooding in the future. If you use sand bags make sure you use 4 mil plastic behind the bags. Cut the plastic about 2-3' beyond the sides of your opening and bag away as tight as possible, no gaps. The Sturm board community never fails to amaze me. Charlie Logan at Ams and Ordnance called me numerous times during and after the flooding, to check on us. That was pretty damn nice, and I really appreciate it. . I might not be beat...but I'm gettin' pretty beat up here lately! Golden years my ass...I had more fun when I was 25! R.L.
  18. Been up all night stacking sandbags and keeping my 3" pump clear. The assholes that run the T Nelson Elliott dam in Prince WIlliam co, dropped the Firestone bladder last night and dumped about 5 BILLION, that's a B for BILLION gallons of water last night. Pretty much all at once. We live 1 mile downstream, so you can guess what happened. Luckily our sand bags held, but we have a monumental mess to clean up on the property! 2019 isn't starting off being a great year for us. WTF is next ...locusts, plague, frogs raining from the sky.... drought would be a welcome condition right about now!!! Man I must be paying for all the bad sxit I did when I was younger. I should be about caught up with personal penance after last night!! R.L.
  19. I was delivering some barrels to Fed Ex for a buyer from Sturm today, and on the way back this greasy, filthy illegal stinkin' mexican dirt bag proceeds to veer hard left right into the far left turning lane where I was sitting in my car, demolishing my right rear fender. Then this POS gets out and starts to rant in Spanish of course...whoo will pay, whoo will pay, Santa Claus? I won't print my response here, but just imagine all of your favorite cuss words one after the other, then all together and that will get you close. When the cps got there they asked immediately where my gun was. I already though ahead and locked it in the trunk before I got tempted to ventilate this POS after the accident. Not sure if he understood English, but I think he understood enough to understand what I thought about illegal dirt people like him in our country illegally. Yes Prince William County, Va is another "sanctuary city". A place where these illegal mexican trash people can take advantage of all of the benefits they local gov gladly supplies then with. Injure citizens, kill citizens, commit their favorite pedo sex crimes, rob LEGAL citizens and pretty much do W.E.T.F.T.W...with no worries from LEO or the local gov. They did charge this smelly illegal pos, as they should have. But this whole sanctuary city, county, state b.s. just pisses me off to no end! WTF is going on in this country??? It's a sad day when CITIZENS are not safe in their own country. No actually it's a National disgrace. Rant off. Now off to my range to shoot illegal mexican targets..and just wishing...... R.L.
  20. So demented liberal retards( not to mention shyster promoters) are planning a redo of Woodstock in August of this year. The event will be held in Watkins Glen, N.Y. You gotta be fXXking be kidding me? That disgusting miscreant Miley Cyrus is one of the retards scheduled to perform in addition to a "multicultural" conglomeration of "rap" morons. I won't even dignify these idiots with the title of musician. That would be a great injustice to true musicians. WTF, I don't remember this rap crap even being a thing in 69. In my book it still isn't, but what do I know. One of the event sponsors is a group from Florida, "March for Our Lives" from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas H.S. of David Hogg fame. Remember that little ghey wad David Hogg and his butch cousin with the bald head. That diminutive sissy boy had biceps smaller than my male dogs dxxk!! What a disgrace to the male gender...Yea I still believe in 2 genders. The others are pure nutcase bullshit. Man/Woman as God designed things. Anywho... this March for our lives group is a rabid anti-gun group, bent on depriving law abiding citizens( legal citizens..the only kind that counts) of your 2nd amendment rights. And the beat goes on..... FWIW, R.L.
  21. Done deal guys, ALL semi's banned all Assault Rifles, weapons, parts effective immediately. They are planning a buy back program so no grand-fathering for currently owned weapons!! Now, predictability that f-ing wack job Bernie Sanders is now calling for the same action to be taken in the USA. I don't see anyone I know in the US just surrendering their gear, buy back or not. If the dimwits take the White House in 2020, a 2nd Civil War will be unavoidable, triggered by an attempt by the gov to disarm American Patriots. Aided by the likes of that screechy voiced,socialist be-atch from NY. They said Trump would never win the White House too....never underestimate anything today. R.L.
  22. In New Zealand there are no Constitutional Rights and of course no 2nd amendment rights. Citizens are subjects of the Crown. There were immediate demands that semi rifles be outlawed, and I believe this will happen quite soon. It's not like the US. The gov can move very quickly in NZ to do pretty much whatever they want, with little or no resistance. NZ is a lefty leaning socialist country. I still have a brother there with dual citizenship, and he's a FLAMING lefty too! Hates guns, democracy and the US. Needless to say we don't speak much. Personally I don't avocate shooting anyone unless it's in defense of life and property, but by the same token, especially in this case, it's time these POS moslem terrorist types understand what it's like to experience personal loss. These worthless goat stabbing bastards killed over 3K of our innocent citizens on 9/11. So no tears from me about what happened in NZ. The way I see it we owe these pedophile prophet worshiping pricks 2950 more dead moslem terrorists! FWIW, R.L.
  23. Epilogue to my illegal accident adventure. The illegal mexican driver had limited insurance through Progressive. What his exact limits were they would not divulge. Turns out Progressive being the asshole liberal, anti-gun org it is, denied the claim to repair my vehicle!! They said the decision was based in part because the other driver had limited communications skills, he could not represent himself, so they were siding with him...even though the police charged this pos with the accident. WTF??????? AND the eye witness who gave a police report corroborated my statement of how the accident happened. Fxck Progressive Insurance, no gun owner should patronize these asshats! So now I have to claim this accident on my USAA insurance policy. This was just an accident, I can just imagine how "LEGAL AMERICANS feel that sustain loss of loved ones in an accident or some sort of crime by these frigging filthy vermin!! BUILD THAT F-ING WALL NOW!!! R.L.
  24. Knowing some of them as I do...they'll probably give them compensatory free citizenship. Diversity, Coexist and all that socialist sheet!
  25. We've been a small job shop for many years. At one time we had coal fire pots for forging air steel, but I'm now switching over to gas. It's not traditional, it's not quite as hot, but it's a whole lot faster to heat up work. We have older models Swedish Kohlswa anvils, my largest being 91 kilo's/200 lbs, single bick. Great anvils, but just like guns BIGGER IS ALWAYS BETTER with anvils! So now on to buying new anvils today. As most blacksmiths know good anvils are a real PITA to find, especially a nice Peter Wright , Kohlswa or Hay Budden. And quite expensive. I'm now wanting a 3-450 lb anvil so I start looking. I find Ridge Tools is marketing a "Peddinghaus" anvil & according to them, Made In Germany!! So I get excited as this "was" a very fine German manufacturer of anvils. But another part of me says,company buyout, mass production of hand tools/big corporate mind set and big profits is incongruent with manufacturing quality anvils. It takes a lot of time to cast or forge, then heat-treat a good anvil. But I put that thought out of my mind right now. I start to read that the paint job on these anvils is crap on a number of blacksmith blogs but who cares right...your pounding steel, not polishing a Bentley. After doing comprehensive online research for hour's I decide to search Alibaba, just for fun to see who's making what in the third world. Low and behold I see anvils, made by Ripu Impex in India. HMMM, that anvil really looks like the Peddinghaus anvil which Rideg Tool says is made in Germany. I look at their line of anvils and the pics are absolutely 100% the same anvil that Ridge Tool advertises as made in Germany!! I checked out close up pics, it is without a doubt the same anvil. So I now go to Graingers...yea Graingers of all places is listed as a Ridge/Peddinghaus anvil distributor. They are selling the 275 lb anvil model #69642 for $2600!! Most other distributors are around $1900. At the very bottom of the anvil model #, I see a disclaimer. "The country of origin for this product may change at any time." At least Grainger is being half way honest or making a minimum effort to avoid a law suit for not being honest about the country of origin for this product. My assessment is that they are trying to capitalize on the Old Peddinghaus name and being made in Germany. Rope em in with fake advertising, then pull the ol' switch-er-oo. It's marketing bullshit guys don't waste your time with this anvil. If you're looking for a professional grade anvil check out Nimba. Made in the USA and priced less expensive than the FAKE German anvils! FWIW, R.L.