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Comment by Dave Gettman on November 1, 2010 at 6:02pm
Reply by Franklin D Bamsey 6 hours ago
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Robb Russell, I am a member of the U.S. Constabulary Association for at least six years, which all unit of the Constabulary form together and became the 2nd A/C. Irene Moore, is Assistant Historian & Web Page Editor. Her e-mail is irmoore@eatel.net,
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Comment by Dave Gettman on November 1, 2010 at 1:50pm
Found out it all depends on your dominant eye. I'm left eye dominant.

The test is to point at something far away with your index finger, both eyes open. Then close your left eye and see if you are still pointing at it.

If you are still pointing at it, you are left eye dominant. If you are not pointing at it, you are right eye dominant.
Comment by Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen on November 1, 2010 at 1:35pm
Dave, that's weird. I'm right handed,except when I shoot too! I used to catch so much shit in Basic shooting lefty,my Drill's tried to break me of the habit. Shot expert left handed,had to button my shirt all the way up,so I wouldn't catch any hot brass. I shoot a Pistol with either hand,although I'm better right handed.Acutally had a girl I dated dump me,because she was a CCP instructor,and I was better than her shooting with my left hand than she was shooting right-handed.
Comment by Dave Gettman on November 1, 2010 at 10:56am
...or motorcycle. He never got that back, either. Broke a big hole in the case and ran all the oil out way up in the mountains.

The bow was his idea. Wanted me to get interested in the sport. Boy did he! Climbing shear cliffs with a backpack on, bow in one hand, cast from my finger tips to my elbow on the other. The only fall prevention was the rocks 1500 feet below. All this to hunt stumps while he hunted goats, as I didn't have a license or tags.

Worst of all, it was a right handed bow and I hadn't figured out I was a left handed shooter yet. I knew I shot a gun left handed, but the transition to bow got lost somewhere. Everything else I do right handed. Took about five years to figure it out. I was starting to get pretty good at guessing where the arrows were going, because I sure wasn't aiming!!

Funny thing is, once I figured out I shot a bow left handed, it didn't take me long to figure out my son and my wife's two sons were all left handed shooters too, but right handed at everything else.
Comment by James F. Burgos on November 1, 2010 at 10:27am
Never borrow another mans Weapons, Car, or Woman. In that order !
Comment by Jeffrey C Havens on November 1, 2010 at 9:13am
Learned a long time ago ,Never borrow anothers hunting equipment.Something always happens.
Comment by Dave Gettman on October 31, 2010 at 11:11am
Thanks Chuck.

My brother had an old 45 lb Bear recurve, his first bow, that he loaned me many years ago when I was tagging along on his first goat hunt.

I was trying to string it one day with a cast on my arm and the bow twisted, cracking one of the limbs. I thought he was going to kill me. For several hunts after that I really had to watch myself in the woods, because every now and then an arrow would come out of nowhere and stick in a stump or tree I was standing next to. Never saw him but I knew from the arrows and the laughing who it was!
Comment by Chuck Cantwell on October 30, 2010 at 10:48pm
Great pics, I have a 50lb recurve made of aluminum for hunting, very tough, no breaking the tips off in the brush. There is a bit of vibration on release but it's lasted 54 years...my sister told me today that it's still under my folks house! I have a 100 lb long bow...I wonder if I could even string it?
Have a fun Halloween Troopers.
Comment by Dave Gettman on October 30, 2010 at 9:05pm
WOOHOO!!!! Check out this profile!!!!

Comment by Dave Gettman on October 30, 2010 at 3:13pm
My pleasure, Wayne. Courtesy of the 2d Cavalry Association for giving me the space to put them on and the opportunity to make acquaintance with these people.

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8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888



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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