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#1 The1930sRust

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Posted 21 October 2004 - 10:08 PM

Gentlemen!

Hello! I have recently returned from a whirlwind tour of the Carribean, and my sunburn and hangover are rapidly fading. Unfortunately, the buldge around my bullets isn't;-)

Took a quick dusk trip to the range to smoke recently acquired Jamaican tracers.

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Just kidding. Bought them at some gun auction site; the name escapes me. They were advertised as white (came out somewhat green in the video) and did in fact ignite right out of the barrel. The bystanders nearby were suitably impressed!

Here is a linky to the 4 meg plus Quicktime video. Remember, you'll have to have the Quicktime player to view it, available at www.quicktime.com.

http://www.darklight...sonTracers2.mov

It appears rather dark on my screen, but I did up the gain. For some reason, I cannot get the enhanced version to transmit.
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Posted 21 October 2004 - 10:38 PM

MOST EXCELLENT !!! Well done Chris. Thanks.
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Posted 22 October 2004 - 06:20 AM

Very COOL!

Can you find the website where you got those and post it!

Thanks!
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Posted 22 October 2004 - 06:20 AM

Awesome. That puts a smile on the face. biggrin.gif
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Posted 22 October 2004 - 06:55 AM

"Fire the photon topedos, Scotty!"

"Photon torpedos away, Captain."
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Posted 22 October 2004 - 08:02 AM

Dude, way cool mon! Some of the island talk there for you Chris. I guess I'll have to pick up some tracers now for our shoot next week. Great video.
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Posted 22 October 2004 - 08:36 AM

I won the tracers, as it was, on Gunbroker.com. Requires a user ID similar to eBay. They have lots of them there. You can likely order them direct from the manufacturer, Ammunitiontogo. Be advised, I paid over a dollar a round for twenty of those puppies! Outrageous! They were oonique, however, in that they light from the muzzle as opposed to many tracers I saw that would light about a hundred yards down range. That's already into the hill at my range.

To quote their email to me,

"We are coming soon to: www.ammunitiontogo.com

Thank you very much for bidding on our product and giving us the opportunity
to serve your ammunition needs. We will do our very best to make this a
pleasant transaction for you and will hopefully earn your business in the
future. Please read this entire e-mail, because there is valuable
information and instructions to follow, in order to make this transaction go
smoothly. Shipping for your product(s) is 8.00, which brings your total to
30.00. If you would like additional amounts of what you bid on, we will
sell it to you for the bid amount with no additional shipping. If you decide
to purchase more of what you bid on please send a separate check or money
order for that amount. Please state clearly on the paper work you are
sending us how much more of the product you are paying for. If you live in
Hawaii or Alaska please e-mail us and let us know because we can not ship ammo to you. We will list the things you need to do
below:

1. We accept money orders, personal checks, business checks and credit
cards. We no longer accept paypal due to them not taking any payment for
gun related items starting May 21. 2003. Due to their anti-gun views we have
chose to close our paypal account and I would hope that you would choose to
do the same. Please call Paypal at 1-888-221-1161 and express your
dissatisfaction with their choice.

2. Please make your payment payable to: Ammo To Go

3. Please mail the payment to:
Ammo To Go
6032 FM 50
Brenham TX. 77833

4. Please enclose a signed letter stating that you are over 18 if you bid on
rifle ammo and 21 if you bid on pistol ammo. We do not need a statement if
you did not bid on live ammo or if you have already sent us one for a
previous order.

5. Please provide us with your physical address on you age statement. We
ship all our product through UPS ground, so we must have a physical address.

6. Please provide us with the auction numbers that you bid on and your phone
number on your age statement. We ask for this in case we run into a problem
locating your auction in our files, we can look it up on the auction site or
give you a call.

7. Please print out this e-mail and send it with your payment. We need this
e-mail to help us find your order in our files. We file our orders by your
e-mail address and the date in which we sent this to you. If you can't
print this off, it is no problem, just write your e-mail address and the
date we sent this to you on your age statement.

We are generally out of town Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and part of Monday
doing gun shows. If you e-mail us on these days, we will probably not
e-mail you back until Monday afternoon. We just wanted you to know so you
wouldn't think we were neglecting you on purpose.

It typically takes 12 to 14 working days for you to receive your product
from the time you send your payment. It takes the postal system 4 days to
get us the payment, 4 days for us to process the payment, and 4 days for UPS
to get the product to you. If you need it sooner please feel free to let us
know and we will do everything in our power to get it to you sooner.

We hate to add the last part of this letter, but we want to be up front with
everyone and let everyone know what Gunbroker's rules state. We pay a
percentage of every sale we make to Gunbroker, whether the bidder pays us
are not, so if we don't get paid for the product someone bids on we loose
money. There is only one way for us to get our money back from Gunbroker and
that is to file a non-bidder alert. We will do this If we haven't received
payment 45 days from the date of this letter, we will have no choice but to
file for a relist credit through Gunbroker. After someone gets 2 non-pay
credits against them Gunbroker will suspend their account. We choose to not
give negative feedback on anyone. We only go through the motions Gunbroker
makes us go through to get our money back and we let them handle the
disciplinary actions they choose to impose.

We are sorry that this is so long, but we have been doing this a long time
and have found that it helps to be very explicit and it makes the
transactions go a lot smoother for both parties involved.

If you have any questions please feel free to give us a call at
979-277-9676.

Thanks again for your business,

Tracey Hueske"

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Posted 22 October 2004 - 10:00 AM

Nice video, I also have bought ammo from those folks. Bought some incindiary 45 stuff. Shot it at an old disk blade and got a nice puff of smoke stuff. Be fun to shoot it close to dark some time and see if there's some sparks. I just ordered their bird bomb tracer. Supposed to trace right out the barrel, then be incidiary if you hit something close, or simply blow up at 200 yards if fired into the air (bird bomb).
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Posted 22 October 2004 - 03:41 PM

I have a video tape of those army training film collections about the Thompson. It's as boring as can be but some where in the middle is a drum of 50 tracers being fired into the night sky. It's black and white but very impressive as this film is.
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#10 Walter63a

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Posted 22 October 2004 - 03:50 PM

QUOTE (The1930sRust @ Oct 22 2004, 09:36 AM)
I won the tracers, as it was, on Gunbroker.com.  Requires a user ID similar to eBay. They have lots of them there.  You can likely order them direct from the manufacturer, Ammunitiontogo.   Be advised, I paid over a dollar a round for twenty of those puppies!  Outrageous!  They were oonique, however, in that they light from the muzzle as opposed to many tracers I saw that would light about a hundred yards down range.  That's already into the hill at my range.

To quote their email to me,

"We are coming soon to: www.ammunitiontogo.com

Thank you very much for bidding on our product and giving us the opportunity
to serve your ammunition needs. We will do our very best to make this a
pleasant transaction for you and will hopefully earn your business in the
future. Please read this entire e-mail, because there is valuable
information and instructions to follow, in order to make this transaction go
smoothly. Shipping for your product(s) is 8.00, which brings your total to
30.00. If you would like additional amounts of what you bid on, we will
sell it to you for the bid amount with no additional shipping. If you decide
to purchase more of what you bid on please send a separate check or money
order for that amount. Please state clearly on the paper work you are
sending us how much more of the product you are paying for. If you live in
Hawaii or Alaska please e-mail us and let us know because we can not ship ammo to you.  We will list the things you need to do
below:

1. We accept money orders, personal checks, business checks and credit
cards. We no longer accept paypal due to them not taking any payment for
gun related items starting May 21. 2003. Due to their anti-gun views we have
chose to close our paypal account and I would hope that you would choose to
do the same. Please call Paypal at 1-888-221-1161 and express your
dissatisfaction with their choice.

2. Please make your payment payable to: Ammo To Go

3. Please mail the payment to:
Ammo To Go
6032 FM 50
Brenham TX. 77833

4. Please enclose a signed letter stating that you are over 18 if you bid on
rifle ammo and 21 if you bid on pistol ammo. We do not need a statement if
you did not bid on live ammo or if you have already sent us one for a
previous order.

5. Please provide us with your physical address on you age statement. We
ship all our product through UPS ground, so we must have a physical address.

6. Please provide us with the auction numbers that you bid on and your phone
number on your age statement. We ask for this in case we run into a problem
locating your auction in our files, we can look it up on the auction site or
give you a call.

7. Please print out this e-mail and send it with your payment.  We need this
e-mail to help us find your order in our files. We file our orders by your
e-mail address and the date in which we sent this to you.  If you can't
print this off, it is no problem, just write your e-mail address and the
date we sent this to you on your age statement.

We are generally out of town Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and part of Monday
doing gun shows.  If you e-mail us on these days, we will probably not
e-mail you back until Monday afternoon.  We just wanted you to know so you
wouldn't think we were neglecting you on purpose.

It typically takes 12 to 14 working days for you to receive your product
from the time you send your payment.  It takes the postal system 4 days to
get us the payment, 4 days for us to process the payment, and 4 days for UPS
to get the product to you.  If you need it sooner please feel free to let us
know and we will do everything in our power to get it to you sooner.

We hate to add the last part of this letter, but we want to be up front with
everyone and let everyone know what Gunbroker's rules state.  We pay a
percentage of every sale we make to Gunbroker, whether the bidder pays us
are not, so if we don't get paid for the product someone bids on we loose
money. There is only one way for us to get our money back from Gunbroker and
that is to file a non-bidder alert. We will do this If we haven't received
payment 45 days from the date of this letter, we will have no choice but to
file for a relist credit through Gunbroker.  After someone gets 2 non-pay
credits against them Gunbroker will suspend their account. We choose to not
give negative feedback on anyone. We only go through the motions Gunbroker
makes us go through to get our money back and we let them handle the
disciplinary actions they choose to impose.

We are sorry that this is so long, but we have been doing this a long time
and have found that it helps to be very explicit and it makes the
transactions go a lot smoother for both parties involved.

If you have any questions please feel free to give us a call at
979-277-9676.

Thanks again for your business,

Tracey Hueske"

end quote.

Chris, you be da mon!!! I thought I was witnessing the first demonstration of a "phaser rifle." blink.gif I also called to make sure that my Paypal account was cancelled and lodged a complaint with, "Dispute Resolution." ohmy.gif I was on the phone for about 30 minutes, but it was worth it to tell them about the errors of their ways. cool.gif Best Regards, Walter

P.S. Welcome back!!! I hope you had a great trip with your better half! smile.gif
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