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Since you asked... 4 Replies

Started by Jeff Jarriel. Last reply by Jeff Jarriel Aug 18, 2019.

That time the NAZI's invaded Camp Gates...in 1987

Started by Jeff Jarriel Aug 17, 2019.

Another Border Story. Almost accidental WWIII... 1 Reply

Started by Jeff Jarriel. Last reply by MARK PILLOW Aug 16, 2019.

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Comment by Joseph Auger on December 22, 2019 at 3:58am

Comment by Joseph Auger on December 21, 2019 at 6:06am

Comment by harold goldstein on December 20, 2019 at 10:12am

Thanks Sig, I have a nurse that comes for 1 HR 2x a week and a physical therapist for 2 hours 2x a week.

Exercises that you would normally call them everyday walking are now a chore to do 10 repetitions of. Getting out of a chair, small squats, moving side to side, etc...

I did not realize how weak i got from this.

I mean look at my picture.  That is a picture of a perfect strong human.

Handsome, strong, now look where it got me.

Toujours Pret

A dragoon for life

Comment by Dave Gettman on December 19, 2019 at 6:13pm

Mark, I haven't shot it enough to run into any problems yet but it has been plenty chilly each time I shot. Max shots at one sitting was 24 shots. Too damn hard for my skinny ass to pump it up.

Comment by MARK PILLOW on December 19, 2019 at 5:51pm

Dave Gettman - My air rifle doesn't function well for long in that weather before i get a condensation ice block in the valve. BUT - on a sunny day it usually melts quick enough.The SIG MCX is what I use and screw on canisters. 92g but I have to rest it in cold weather for a consistent shot spread,.

Comment by Dave Gettman on December 17, 2019 at 1:01pm

Yeah, I've got a pretty good coat of frost this morning. Wanted to go out in the back and shoot my pellet gun, but too damn cold. Maybe later this afternoon.

Bought a $700 compressor to pump my gun up with and it doesn't work. Looking forward to a major headache trying to get that straightened out.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on December 17, 2019 at 12:55pm

Dave, no ice on the ponds but my little fountain in my back yard hada sheet of ice on it this AM, first day below freezing !

Comment by Harry Warner on December 17, 2019 at 12:41pm

Nice view, Sig.  For a quick moment I thought it was my back yard. Well, except for the mountains and palm trees.  But alas, it ain't Joisey.  

Comment by Dave Gettman on December 17, 2019 at 12:37pm

Lookin' good, Sig. Is that ice on the pond?

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on December 17, 2019 at 12:13pm

These are pictures of the surrounding mountains from the last storm, the one over the houses is of Mt. San Gorgonio, Elev around 11,500ft highest in So Cal


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9th Colonel of the Regiment David R. Clendenin 29 Oct 1888 – 2 Apr 1891



This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.


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