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    There are some mighty fine folks here.

    I posted a thread here lamenting that I couldn't find new .40 S&W cases online or locally, and had to buy 1000 range pick-up cases from an outfit in Iowa.

    A gentleman on this forum messaged me and said he had a bunch of scrounged .40 S&W brass from area ranges and would never use it and didn't want to bother with selling it and seeing it re-sold for mark up.

    Plus, he also had a bunch of .270 Win and 6.5 Creedmoor brass, along with some .44 Mag brass that I could have if I wanted it. Well, my dad and brother both shoot the other cartridges, so I could make sure it was going to be put to good use.

    A week later, a large, heavy box arrived from Texas. Inside, were 4 large hand sewn bags made from military cloth. Inside each bag were sorted cases. Most were cleaned.

    Turns out, the gentleman used to be a parachute rigger in the military and thought it would be fun to sew up some bags using military cot material.

    I was just amazed!

    I won't name the forum member since he probably would be embarrassed by the attention, but I couldn't resist at least letting people know that there are some amazingly generous folks on this forum. All he wanted in return for his generosity and effort was a signed copy of my book. I am humbled and my heart is full by his example. I will be loading up some rifle rounds for my dad and brother, who can't find ammo for their rifles anymore locally, in a feeble attempt to "pay it forward".

    Hopefully will have time tomorrow to get a copy of my book in the mail to this fine gentleman, and hopefully he will flip through the pages and find some token payment for his generosity.

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    Great place to hang out, isn't it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by trails4u View Post
    Great place to hang out, isn't it!
    Could not agree more.

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    Nice, yes lots of great folk here...........
    "People in Arizona carry guns," said Detective David Ramer, a Chandler police spokesman. You better be careful about who you are picking on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by trails4u View Post
    Great place to hang out, isn't it!
    If only I could convince more of you guys of the virtues of polymer pistols, it would be great...
    "Luck don't live out here. Wolves don't kill the unlucky deer; they kill the weak ones..." Jeremy Renner in Wind River

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    Quote Originally Posted by Idaho45guy View Post
    If only I could convince more of you guys of the virtues of polymer pistols, it would be great...
    Well......spent some time in KY 'hunting' a week or so ago, and spent some time shooting some of those new-fangled plastic things. Hhhmmm…. According to 6" steel at 20yds, might be something to it. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by trails4u View Post
    Well......spent some time in KY 'hunting' a week or so ago, and spent some time shooting some of those new-fangled plastic things. Hhhmmm…. According to 6" steel at 20yds, might be something to it. :P
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    Way cool.
    Looks like even the post office couldn't bust open and scatter everything in those!

    I remember that cloth from when I was in.
    Seemed like every storage bag, weather shield, and equipment cover in the hanger was made out of it.
    I learned early on that whatever stray thread was hanging loose- leave it, or burn it off with a lighter.
    It'd cut into your finger before it broke.
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    Mighty nice of him. I've had nice things similarly happen here. I am always on the lookout for a need I can fill in return. Shame that there are so many that money is the driving force in this world.

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    I am in and out here several times a day. Cast Boolits was recommended to me a couple of members of another Firearms Forum. I come in here to read new posts every day Some times I will see the Generosity of members here and the respect others treat other members with. Some Day I might find something offered for sale or trade that I could use. I mostly come in because I can always see the way people interact and help each other whether it be with advice, Humor or a PIF.

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    Bunch of good folk here.

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    I would love to have a poster of Darth and the cookies to post on my front door!! Never mind. Found it.
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    It’s great to see first hand, or second in this case that we are surrounded by great people!

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    Have not been disappointed by a member of this forum with whom I have dealt. Highly opinionated for the most part, but the most honest, generous and charitable group you will find. Call it responsible. Big Boomer

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    Advice, tips, parts, knowledge, and prayers given out daily here in quantity. I’m glad to be here amongst you folks.

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    Was able to get my book in the mail today to the fine gentleman from Texas. Expected December 7th. Pearl Harbor Day. I told he Postmaster about why I was sending the book and he said he remembered leaving that heavy package in my PO box last week. He said there are some good folks down in Texas, and I couldn't help but agree.
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    I have a similar experience recently. Several members stepped up with thoughtful advice that was well appreciated and some direct assistance.

    Then out of the blue, one member dropped a huge advancement to my cause. I could not believe his contribution.

    If and when it’s alright to mention the members name I will write more about it.

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    There's still room left in Texas for y'all if you wanna check us out.

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