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The Saturday Night Special is more than a Saturday Night Special

Tye G. Wolfe
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In the hands of the right person a Saturday Night Special can be much more. Remember that not everyone can afford a $600.00 wonder nine or even one of the lesser expensive military surplus weapons on the market today. But they still need something to protect life, limb and the property around them.

The links may expire but the faces I hope will remain with us for a long time.

Regards,
Tye
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http://www.kcci.com/news/23208133/detail.html

Beatrice Turner holding what appears to be a RG66. A true SNS.


Beatrice Turner

Police: 89-Year-Old Fires Gun At Intruder

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Des Moines police said Tuesday that a woman scared off a burglar after he broke into her home.

Police said they were called to 1300 block of Idaho Street on a burglary in progress around 5:30 a.m. Officers said they found Nelson McAlpine, 36, standing in the front yard of the home. They said he matched the description of the burglar and was detained.

Officers went inside the home and met with the homeowner, Beatrice Turner, 89, who said that she heard and saw McAlpine punching her front door and putting a hole in it.

"He kicked this, he broke all this out. And then he kicked all this out. See, and all this here," said Turner.

Turner told police that she grabbed her 22 cal. pistol and confronted the burglar and then shot once at him once inside the home. The bullet did not hit McAlpine.

"After he start kicking the door, that’s when I got my gun. And that’s when he stood there. And that’s when I fired my shot, you know. The Lord was with me, I never got scared," said Turner.

Turner told KCCI that she was aiming at McAlpine.

"The next thing I knew, he was in here. Right there. And that’s when I grabbed my gun and I stood right there in my bedroom door with my gun and I said I’m going to kill you!" said Turner. "I was trying to hit him in the head, but I guess my bullet missed him. But if it had cocked him again, I’d have got him."

Turner told police that McAlpine quickly left the home.

"I must not have been a dang good shot, because I must have missed him!" said Turner. “I think the Lord was watching over me."

McAlpine was charged with second-degree burglary. He's being held on $10,000 bond in the Polk County Jail.

"This is a .22. And the police reloaded it for me," said Turner. "I know how to work that gun. I just hope and pray to God it don't happen again."
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http://www.aolnews.com/crime/article/ethel-jones-69-shoots-intruder-in-her-alabama-home/19615576?icid=main|aim|dl1|sec3_lnk2|167627

Ethel Jones holding her what appears to be an Arminius Titan .38 special. Look at how Ms. Jones is holding her revolver. Trigger finger at the ready and not on the trigger. This is one smart lady

Ethel Jones


Pistol-Packing Grandma Shoots Intruder in Alabama
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DECATUR, Ala. (Aug. 31) - A pistol-packing 69-year-old woman in northern Alabama believes intruders will think twice before messing with her again.

Sixty nine year-old Ethel Jones poses with her .38 caliber snubnose revolver.
Jeronimo Nisa, Decatur Daily / AP
Ethel Jones, 69, poses with her .38-caliber revolver behind the glass door she shattered when she shot at a burglar who broke into her Decatur, Ala., home Monday.
Police said Ethel Jones shot an 18-year-old man in the stomach when she found him inside her bedroom at her home in Decatur.

Jones said she sleeps with her gun under a pillow next to her and said she grabbed it after hearing a door rattle shortly before 3 a.m. Monday.

Police said the suspect removed a window air conditioner to get inside the home. He was in the hospital and faces a charge of second-degree burglary.
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Thanks Tye.... this is a wonderful thing indeed. My favorite thing to read each time I get a new American Rifleman magazine is read the "Armed Citizen" page. I love to hear about Americans exercising their 2nd Amendment right to have a gun for personal protection.
It's odd though, I just got finished reading an artical on msnbc (yes I sometimes read what the enemy has to say) about the lefty whacko environmentalist who took people over at the Discovery Channel network hostage with a gun and bombs. From what was written about the loony lefter, he was a big-time student of Al Gore's global warming/climate change crap (which via the e-mails of the scientists working on this stuff... we all know is all bullshit and not supported by actual evidence). The guy's last name was Lee if I remember right. Mr. Lee felt humans needed to stop existing. He felt the earth and animals came first and supported population control and euthanasia. I would venture to say a whacked out liberal like that would not be in support of anyones right to live. It would have been nice if one of the hostages had a firearm to stop the guy before four hours (that's how long the stand off lasted before the cops shot him) of hell passed. Anti-gun politicians, judges, government officials and some law enforcemnt agents would rather these couragous ladies in your above examples not have a gun when their lives are threatened. I hear horror stories all the time that show the rights of a criminal must be respected before those of their innocent victims. All this just makes me think of one line to say again and again and again..... "VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!!!
Heck, I forgot to mention..... I picked up an Arminus .38 snub-nose just like Miss Ethel's in the story above. I was planning on pinking it all out is a strange and unusual way and now I'm thinking that I'm going to name it "Ethel" in honor of Miss Ethel's bravery. Thanks again Tye for starting this awesome thread and sharing the stories of these two brave women who had the strength and conviction to defend themselves against animals not fit to be amongst the law-abiding.
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Tye G. Wolfe
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John...

I too cherish reading about those American citizens who have found the need to protect themselves with a firearm. We all know that the police are stretched thin as it is and cannot be there for everyone at any time. These two courageous ladies found the strength within  to protect themselves and by the grace of God and the fact they were armed were able to come through what could have been a very serious situation without being harmed. Both ladies, Ms. Turner and Ms. Jones, used what many would have shrugged aside as weapons to dangerous to own and used them brilliantly. No doubt neither lady had the resources to purchase higher priced weapons and relied upon what they could afford, a Saturday Night Special. Granted a Saturday Night Special is not the best weapon to have when needed but they are workable firearms and in both case saved these ladies from what could have been a far worse situation. It makes me proud to know there are people like Ms. Turner and Ms. Jones in this world who are not willing to be the one who falls back like the scared rabbit when the wolves are at the door. So yes I have to applaud these two wonderful women and the Saturday Night Specials they used so well.

If it were within my means I would see that both these ladies had better weapons to use and the training to use them. But I bet they would not take the better weapons as they have guns they feel comfortable with and they have already proven themselves. May the Lord continue watching over these two very special women.

Take care,
Tye
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AMEN to that!!!
I recently watched a YouTube video made by a born-again Christian man. The young man stated that because Jesus Christ said "turn the other cheek", we should not use any gun for self-defense and should only rely on our faith in God to protect us. Well, I don't think Jesus meant that to mean "when someone is trying to kill you, you should turn the other cheek!" If we allowed ourselves to be killed, isn't that suicide (which I believe is seriously frowned upon in the Bible)? I do rely on my faith in God to guide me through many rough patches, but I think we're supposed to also make good decisions and not put all the work on God. He's not the servant, we are! Remember the situation when Satan was trying to tempt Jesus and he said "throw yourself down the mountain, for God will send his angels to protect you from even stumbling" (It's not a direct quote, but the meaning is there). Jesus told Satan that we are not to test God (I take that to mean not to put ourselves in mortal danger and expect God to save us).
Based on this, I feel no conflict with my beliefs as a Christian and my desire to use a gun to protect myself.

Please everyone... Tye started an awesome thread here giving us the chance to show off our gun pics. Please post them so we can all see your goodies!!!
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Tye G. Wolfe
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John...

As a Christian I too follow a certain path and understanding. The Lord does not want us to always be the sheep in the fields. The Lord also need those who tend the flock. It is those like Ms. Jones and Ms. Turner who have shown that the Lord does watch over his flock by allowing us to at tines beat our plows into spears. And use them!

Turning the other cheek when a simple argument is in front of us is something the Lord welcomes. But He also allows us the ability to choose the battles we fight. God gives us this in our common sense. Choose the battle you can win. Don't select to put yourself in harms way. But if it happens He will give you the strength to persevere. As a Christian you should not feel conflict when you are faced by that which will bring harm to you or yours. As a Christian you should draw strength from the Lord and protect yourself or that which is yours in the way that is put before you. If that means using a gun than so be it. But know that the way I feel, the Lord will guide you in what force is necessary. I will also say a gun is not always the answer!

Take care,
Tye
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How do you like the BRIBE, Tye? I hope it works and we get some people having fun over here!

I do have a favor to ask.

Can you help me come up with some new "Topic" subjects. They could be specific catagories or general ones... pistol, shotgun, rifle or even accessories, reviews, stickys..... the skies the limit.

Hopefully, we'll get some long termers and they just start dropping bombs on their own......... yep! that would be nice.
Just say NO to socialism!
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Tye G. Wolfe
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John...

I have to admit it is an enticement that can't be taken lightly. I can see where it has great possibilities for both "On Target Guns" and the one who does in fact post the most! It will end up being another feather in your hat and another great looking gun that will be proud to own. It will be interesting to see how it plays out.

I will be more than happy to help come up with other topics to post on. I'll just need a little time to think over what will bring the most interest. It also sounds like your looking for more general topics instead of ones that revolve strictly around refinishing guns. That sounds good and leaves a whole array of topics to talk about. Will get things running soon.

Take care,
Tye
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John@OT
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Great Tye! I can't wait to hear your ideas. We can use e-mail to run them back and forth then post them here. I don't want to sound like I'm blowing smoke up your rear, but I must say again what a big help you are. The fact that you are "willing" to help is another fact that speaks to what type of person you are. I built the On Target website myself and maintain it by myself. Up until you came on board, I was IT!
It's nice to have a helping hand and I want you to know that you'll always have a special place of HONOR here...... I sense something special in a certain someone's Christmas stocking!
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Tye G. Wolfe
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John...

Now I'm excited... Christmas will not come soon enough.

I'll sit back and put the one or two brain cells I still have working into overdrive and see what I can come up with. One thing I don't see much of except in more specialized forums is things to do with Black Powder. I have not owned any Black Powder weapons in a long time but I bet there are more then a few out there that could definitely share a word or two about the types of Black Powder weapons out there. With all these new types of ways to set off Black Powder I am sure someone could tell us what they have been through. Whether the shotgun primer ignition is better than the use of a .25acp shell and a small pistol primer. I know for sure that as a reloader having Black Powder shooters using .25acp cases really has put a hurting to my finding reloadable .25acp cases. But this is best gone over in a separate forum.

You have done a pretty damn good job of putting things together I have to say. To get all this put together I know can be a daunting job indeed. Especially when you have a business to run as well. Hopefully I can take some of the work load off your back in that regard and let you take care of business. That is unless I make your life a total misery in suggesting all the things I do pertaining to how a firearm might look one way or another.

Again I can't thank you enough for looking upon me in such an honorable way. I just enjoy doing something that truly makes me happy and that is talking about guns. I can say I know a little bit about the subject and am always willing to learn more from those around me. There is not a single day go by that I do not learn something new. I don't know anyone who can say they know everything about firearms and sure can say that there are a lot out there that know a hell of a lot more then me. It's those that I would love to be here sharing what they know helping others learn about something we all love so much. It will be great to see an increased involvement with the members as I am sure each one has something to share that will help someone else. I have rambled on enough here so for now I will pass the torch.

Take care,
Tye
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When I last e-mailed you about the topics list, I forgot to mention black powder guns. I know you suggested it, but I left off any mention on the subject. When I was just a tad younger, I shot black powder pistols with my dad. He had a thing for an old .50 revolver with a brass frame. I loved the thunderous roar and all that glorious smoke. I haven't shot BP since then, but I do have a brand new black powder rifle that I haven't shot yet. I'm collecting all of my necessary gear and will make the trip to the range and let everyone know how I liked shooting a BP rifle for the first time.  So, heck yeah! Let's add that topic, but we have to come up with a really cool title for it!
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Tye G. Wolfe
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John...

That would be one heck of a gun. My black powder experience was with a Lyman replica of a .44 cal Remington. It was unbelievable for what it was and what it could do. There was one thing you forgot in your description. The smell! That smell of sulfur and burning charcoal as the wind swirled the blue smoke around you. The Lyman replica Remington was actually my very first handgun that I bought with my own money. Sure I had other handguns but this was the very first I bought on my own. It's a shame I had to sell her but when ya' need money for other projects something has to go. I do know she went to a very good home.

Once you get your black powder rifle ready ya' just might ask your dad if he would like to burn some charcoal and take him shooting. He would probably love it.

Take care,
Tye
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I'm planning on taking my dad down to the range soon. He wants me to repair his black powder pistol (broken spring) and would like me to make her look new again (too bad I can't work the same wonders on aging women....... I work cheaper than a plastic surgeon) (okay that was in poor taste) (but still funny).

Hey a black powder idea has just hit:

Lead Sleds
Ball Shots (that just makes me snicker.... it's not really an idea)
The Smoke Room
Smoker's Section (I kinda like this)
Smoker's Lounge
The Black Powder Den (my personal favorite)
Powder Keg
The Smoking Gun (another top choice for me)
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Tye G. Wolfe
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John...

I am sure once you get your fathers revolver running again you both will have a great time. I only wish I did not live so far away from my father as I do. He never was one to really like shooting but we did spend quite a bit of time on his farm shooting when he had it. Now that he is retired and moved to another state we just do not have the time to spend together any longer. Maybe now that I have retired that might change.

One that I had thought of was:

The Smoke Pole

But I too like "The Black Powder Den". The sooner we get the rest of the forums set up and advertised for use, I think the sooner we will have the number of new members taking charge and following suit. All I need is your go ahead and I will post a message about the forum over in the Bryco, Jennings and Jimenez Arms (BJJA) forum. Hopefully we can get a few from there posting here.

Nuf'Fo'Now
Tye
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The Smoke Pole goes down in On Target forum history forevermore as the "most  dirtiest minded (leaning) title" ever!

I'm just kidding Tye...... it really sounds like a gay men's black powder club that they get together for.... only without powder, lead or muskets............ hahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! What was the gay sounding one I wrote... something about "balls" I think...... hahahahaaaaa! Not all my ideas are winners.

I'm so sorry, it's my dang idle mind again! But, since you seemed to like "the black poweder den", I guess we'll go with that.
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Tye G. Wolfe
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John...

I guess "The Smoke Pole" might carry some connotations that others might take the wrong way. However I did think of another one:

The Skunk Works

Now that has it all without the thought or mention of 'balls", "poles" or the thoughts of "rods" in any way. I do like "The Black Powder Room" but even that seems to carry a stigma of sorts. I guess some would not mind going into a room that was totally dark and black to attempt to find the porcelain thrown to take care of business. But I bet you would see a lot of guys coming out with the ever popular "cling-on" hanging from their shoes or out the back of their pants. And God only knows what happens at those powder rooms called truck stops.

Nuf'Fo'Now
Tye
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Wow!!!! I was looking at the posts above and I'm thinking aren't I glad the naming debate is over!!!!
I had posted before that I have a RG.38 as the one used by the lady above and that we would name it after her when it is finished. Well...... that project is soon to be started. At our shop we are getting ready to gear up for some serious gun action. We have a lot to do and will be working around the clock to get the guns out. we want to have some fresh GUN PORN for everyone to see here and at the gun shows on display.
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Tye G. Wolfe
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On Target LLC wrote
Wow!!!! I was looking at the posts above and I'm thinking aren't I glad the naming debate is over!!!!
I had posted before that I have a RG.38 as the one used by the lady above and that we would name it after her when it is finished. Well...... that project is soon to be started. At our shop we are getting ready to gear up for some serious gun action. We have a lot to do and will be working around the clock to get the guns out. we want to have some fresh GUN PORN for everyone to see here and at the gun shows on display.
John...

Yes, it is nice to know that naming is over. And now we can get down to the basics. We can never get enough Gun Porn for that is what we live to see. I take it the gun you are talking about is "The Resurrection"? I do remember that you have another RG in .38 special. Could it be this RG that you will be naming after the lady above? Regardless I am sure they will both turn out to be great examples of the work from "On Target Guns". It does seem that you have a lot on your plate right now and that actually is a good thing. I just hope you don't have too much going.

We all will be keeping a patient eye open for any updates to the guns.

Nuf'Fo'Now
Tye
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No............ the RG38 I'm doing up in honor of the elderly woman who used hers to defend herself, is the exact model she used. The Resurection is a different style Rohm .38 Special.
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