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Old October 16, 2013, 09:17 AM   #1
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There's a new Sharif in town,,,

Her last name is Sharif and she is my good and dear friend.

I hang out at a great restaurant bar in Stillwater, OK,,,
That's the home of Oklahoma State University,,,
Many of the servers there are students.

I offer to take them shooting at my Rifle & Pistol Club,,,
Several of them have gone out with me and had a great time,,,
She is one who really took to it and enjoys repeated range outings.

She graduated in the Spring with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering,,,
So I thought I would get her an appropriate gift,,,
Our beloved university mascot is Pistol Pete,,,
I thought a western rig would do fine.

I wish I was a wealthy man but I am not,,,
But I do have some good skills working leather,,,
I purchased a new 4.75" Heritage .22 revolver as her first gun,,,
Then I made her a gunbelt, a Texas jock-strap holster, and a bullet pouch.

I presented the gift to her yesterday,,,
Just look at the smile on her face.



I made the pattern for this Texas Jock Strap holster,,
From a picture in the book Packing Iron.



I opted for a cartridge pouch rather than cartridge loops on the belt,,,
It saved me a lot of hours sewing loops and I think it's more practical for the range.



Anyways she was thrilled with the revolver and the cowgirl rig,,,
And I got the pleasure of watching her face light up as she opened the packages.

It's shameless bragging I know,,,
But I just had to share this fine occasion,,,
It's not often I get the chance to do things like this.

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Old October 16, 2013, 09:31 AM   #2
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Yee Haw!

MR. Graham, I am glad that yours was the first thread I opened this morning! What a great thing to have done for that young lady! You, Sir, are a true ambassador of the shooting sports!

Miss Sarah will forever remember her time at OSU, and when she is shooting that Heratige revolver with her future children, I am sure she will tell them the stories about her old friend Mr. Graham.

A perfect way to start my Wednesday, Thank You Aarond!

P.S. That leather is something I am sure will last several lifetimes. I hope it gets passed down in Miss Sarah's family for the next 200 years. Very nice!
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Old October 16, 2013, 10:09 AM   #3
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Hello Wyoredman,,,

Thanks for the kind words my friend,,,
I had forgotten that you are an OSU alumni.

It's funny to me that you mentioned teaching her kids with that revolver,,,
This is an excerpt from the card I made for her.

"Someday when you are teaching your grand children how to shoot with this revolver,
Tell them a funny story about the old coot you used to schlep Blue Moon beer to".


After we get to the range with the Heritage Rough Rider,,,
I'll teach her how to clean and oil the handgun.

At the same time I'll show her how to clean and condition the leather,,,
If she keeps it clean and occasionally applies a drop of oil,,,
The leather should easily last for her grandkids.

Aarond

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Old October 16, 2013, 01:09 PM   #4
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Aaround, you truly are a Saint!!! You make me proud to know you here. You show the world what Okie's are made of. Great looking rig. I gotta get some toy money saved up and have you make me a tanker's rig for my Luger. I'll let you shoot my Tommy gun one of these days, if we ever can get together!!
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Old October 16, 2013, 01:35 PM   #5
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That's great leather work. Congratulations on a good deed done well.
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Old October 16, 2013, 02:22 PM   #6
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Great lookin' leather and she wears it well!
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Old October 16, 2013, 02:29 PM   #7
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But I do have some good skills working leather
I would agree. That second picture of the holster full on really shows some very nice work.
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Old October 16, 2013, 02:48 PM   #8
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well done sir....( sir, since you're older than me ...maybe..)....
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Old October 16, 2013, 03:03 PM   #9
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Hello BigJimP,,,

I'm chuckling here my friend,,,
I'll turn 62 this coming November the 17th,,,
Which I might add is the infamous Sadie Hawkins Day.

Yes, I was born on the day when Dogpatch women chase men,,,
As a kid I took it as an omen for my future.

Aarond

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Old October 16, 2013, 03:12 PM   #10
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I can attest personally, that Aarond is an awesome guy, & does excellent work... & I'm not even one tenth as cute as his lil shooting buddy...

nice work...
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Old October 16, 2013, 03:25 PM   #11
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Thats some nice leather work there, I'm sure it will last her for many years to come.
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Old October 16, 2013, 03:28 PM   #12
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Good job Aarond! You cradle robber! LOL! j/k

I like it!
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Old October 16, 2013, 04:04 PM   #13
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Cradle robber?????

Cradle robber?????

I'll have you know,,,
She's almost a quarter of a century old!

I'm only about 2.5 times her age,,,
Hey, an old fart like me can have his dream, can't he?

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Old October 16, 2013, 04:13 PM   #14
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LOL! It's all good my friend!

We gave them heck in our day, didn't we?
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Old October 16, 2013, 04:22 PM   #15
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All kidding aside, you did do a great job!

I'm thinking about a RR too, love the 4 clicks!
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Old October 16, 2013, 04:37 PM   #16
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I did test the revolver first,,,

I did test the revolver first,,,
I didn't want to take her to the range,,,
And then find out the gun was bad out of the box.

I put 50 rounds of Remington LRN through it,,,
The gun shot to point of aim at 15 yards,,,
Off of a plastic rest it grouped 1-1.5".

It is an inexpensive gun which always gives one pause,,,
But as a first handgun I think a single-action revolver is ideal.

Aarond

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Old October 16, 2013, 11:13 PM   #17
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Bithday

Hey, we have the same birthday!! What did you think of the Heritage??
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Old October 16, 2013, 11:46 PM   #18
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I don't EVER recall seeing an aarond thread or tales of his ventures that wasn't fantastic. Here we have another! Besides just the good bit of fun you have in these adventures of yours, aarond, you're doing a phenomenal job of spreading the shooting sports to a younger generation.

There's nothing but good in this one!
Blue Moon all around. (love that stuff!)
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Old October 17, 2013, 12:52 AM   #19
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You did a nice thing. Many younger people don't feel they have sufficient need for a membership at a range. You seem to make yours work for everyone.

Hope the Heritage shoots well.
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Old October 17, 2013, 01:01 AM   #20
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Nice leather work aarond. A kind thing to do for someone who is just starting out (not much left over after all the student loans). Your gift is now tagged with memorable story that I'm sure will be told to many down the line. That's the nice thing about our firearm heritage. It's more than just a gun. I have many wonderful stories in my gun safe.

Good for you aarond. Thanks for sharing. I love reading posts like this one.
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Old October 17, 2013, 05:18 AM   #21
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Very nice!
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Old October 17, 2013, 06:22 AM   #22
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Well done sir. As always, I'm amazed at your generosity.
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Old October 17, 2013, 07:01 AM   #23
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Beautiful leatherwork my friend worn by a gorgeous woman. Well done sir.
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Old October 17, 2013, 07:35 AM   #24
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Aaron - I do leatherwork - holsters, etc. as well so I know the effort that went in to that rig! You did a fantastic job on it! I also have a Heritage RR that I bought as a knock around gun and I love it - a good value for the money and a great "first gun" for someone getting started. I know the work that goes in to making a looped belt and for my 22s, I do the same thing. It's a lot easier to carry 'em in a pouch.

I'll bet she was tickled pink with all of it and it will be something she'll treasure the rest of her life. That's what it's all about . . . putting a smile on another person's face! Great job and thanks for sharing.
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Old October 17, 2013, 12:34 PM   #25
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It's all good ......ok, young fella, you're a hair younger than I am at 63...

but who cares....you did a nice thing.
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