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Old 05-13-20, 09:30 PM
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Texas Tradition perfectly normal

Every backroad sign has several gunshot wholes in it. To find a sign that hasnít been shot is rare and you must shoot it immediately. Itís not vandalism it is a sign that you truly care about the beautiful backroads that are fun and safe to ride.



Will eventually get 45 gunshot wholes going over that amount will get you tarred and feathered ....
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Old 05-14-20, 02:25 AM
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I put few holes in Texas road signs as a teenager in the 1970s. Mostly it was a sign of my utter lack of awareness about a safe backstop or anything beyond my immediate attention. Not among my prouder moments.

That's the sort of thing that got one of the nation's best gun clubs shut down about 20 years ago. The club used to be in the middle of nowhere, mostly unused pasture. It operated safety for decades and hosted many NRA events. But as the old ranch land was sold off and developed for shake and bake homes and McMansions, the new residents saw bullet holes in road signs and blamed the gun club, which had never committed a documented infraction by any member. Bye-bye gun club -- the land was leased by the city for a dollar a year for 75 years, but was gone based on a few unsubstantiated complaints.

Didn't stop careless people from continuing to take pot shots at road signs or open fields without regard to ricochets and the lack of backstops.
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Are these roadsign holes whole holes?
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I prefer using a revolver so that I don't discard the empty casings as carelessly as used CO2 cartridges.

You know, Don't Mess With Texas and all that.

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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Every backroad sign has several gunshot wholes in it. To find a sign that hasnít been shot is rare and you must shoot it immediately. Itís not vandalism it is a sign that you truly care about the beautiful backroads that are fun and safe to ride.



Will eventually get 45 gunshot wholes going over that amount will get you tarred and feathered ....
>>> it aint the rounds that hit the sign that you have to worry about
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
Are these roadsign holes whole holes?
they are only half wholes. but remember: two halves make a hole.
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Old 05-14-20, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by hazetguy View Post
they are only half wholes. but remember: two halves make a hole.
That's the problem with shooting signs with a .22. Need a .44 to make it right.
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Not just a Texas thing CNY in the rural areas features an equal number of signs, one thing I hated about living in the country vs city was the shooting. In the city I know when I hear shots its someone shooting someone and I just need to gauge distance and level of concern. In the country it could be the neighbors target shooting, poaching or hunting depending on the season, drunk aholes driving around shooting signs or someone actually shooting someone; all of which were fairly common and difficult to know how to deal with.
Cousin and I were stealing a sign once and the closest resident came out to give us a hand, I knew him and most of his family, and he was happily pointing out the holes in the old signs that were on the post that him and his brothers had put in it from the distance of their porch which was a reasonable distance away.
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Old 05-14-20, 09:35 AM
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Texas tradition and perfectly normal are oxymoronic terms.
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Texas tradition and perfectly normal are oxymoronic terms.
Chicago normal and Texas normal are about 180 degrees apart.
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Not just a Texas thing CNY in the rural areas features an equal number of signs,
Texas and central NY are the same place separated by geography.
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Chicago normal and Texas normal are about 180 degrees apart.
Actually, about a 1000 miles apart.
(I was born in Chicago and raised in Texas... so I kinda gotta background in this stuff)
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Texas tradition and perfectly normal are oxymoronic terms.

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Texas and central NY are the same place separated by geography.
I was camping near Niagara NY at 2 am I heard ATVs and gunshots I was this is just like home. Upstate NY has just as many if not more rednecks than Texas.
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>>> it aint the rounds that hit the sign that you have to worry about
Yup, I find many brands of beer cans and bottles on the road. One drunk hillbilly cusses at me every time I ride by. I guess he is sits in the barn and gets wasted then yells at me when I cruise by. Making absolutely no sense at all I guess he enjoys his booze. Probably a bike hating member. I donít know it is funny.
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Yup, thatís the bike hating drunk hillbilly
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Not only do Texans shoot road signs, some also shoot at deer along the roads. If no deer are available to shoot at, some will shoot at deer decoys.

Of course, Texans are not unique. People hunt deer out of season and along roads in many states. Instances of people shooting decoy deer also occur in other states. Florida, Illinois, Georgia, Utah, and Pennsylvania have all had people arrested for illegally shooting docoy deer.
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Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
Texas tradition and perfectly normal are oxymoronic terms.
And JUST what would you know about "perfectly normal" Mr. I. Kant Warepantz?
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Blankenship Rd., a bit west of Glacier National Park in 1999. Wonder who thought this was a good idea. The sign is no longer there.


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Blankenship Rd., a bit west of Glacier National Park in 1999. Wonder who thought this was a good idea. The sign is no longer there.


Probably sponsored by the nearest ammunition supplier.
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And JUST what would you know about "perfectly normal" Mr. I. Kant Warepantz?
I done read about it online once. And it's Mr. I Won't Warepants to you.
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Another Texas tradition, probably related:


Lordy, I have loved some ladies
And I have loved Jim Beam
And they both tried to kill me in 1973
When that doctor asked me
Son, how did you get in this condition?
I said, "Hey, sawbones
I'm just carryin' on an ol' family tradition"
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post
Another Texas tradition, probably related:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd0TGfZSACI
A perfect dive bar song.
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Ok, here's a "traditional"
by an actual Texan

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