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Saturday, December 3, 2011

One from my Emailbox

I don't know how I missed this oone. I haven't been feeling weel, so I spend more time watching others shooting.  I did get to the range yesterday, I will talk about that tomorrow.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Still working the bugs out

Excuse me as I work thru this Blog program. I will eventually figure out how to use it.  In the meantime I will keep posting Videos and other Items I receive or read on the internet.  I am still working on my gun project also. i will update on it soon.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Stimulus Here's how it really works

It is a slow day in the small Montana town of Two Dot and streets are deserted.  Times are tough, everybody is in debt and living on credit.

A tourist visiting the area drives through town, stops at the motel, and lays a $100 bill on the desk saying he wants to inspect the rooms
upstairs to pick one for the night.
As soon as he walks upstairs, the motel owner grabs the bill and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher.

The butcher takes the $100 and runs down the street to retire his debt to the pig farmer.
The pig farmer takes the $100 and heads off to pay his bill to his supplier, the Co-op.
The guy at the Co-op takes the $100 and runs to pay his debt to the local prostitute,
who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer her "services" on credit.
The hooker rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill with the hotel owner.
The hotel proprietor then places the $100 back on the counter so the traveler will not suspect anything.
At that moment the traveler comes down the stairs, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, picks up the $100 bill and leaves.
No one produced anything.
No one earned anything...
However, the whole town is now out of debt and looks to the future with a lot more optimism.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how a "stimulus package"  works.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

October is here

    It has been more like April early May here, WET.  The past 2 days have been cooler, but the weather liars are forecasting warmer air this week. I am sure I will have to mow again this week if the rains stop. I see the leaves are beginning to change also.  It has been good weather to sit inside and reload. After my last range day I had a pretty good pile of brass to run thru.   I recently purchased some red rouge compound to treat my tumbling media. Which is 50/50 walnut hulls and corn cob. I have treated with several teaspoons of this red compound. (Yes it will get on your hands.) This with a 1/4 cup or so of mineral spirits. Two hours in the tumbler and the dirtiest of my brass is sparkling. Not 3 hours with this solution and 2 more hours with another.  This is available thru B and B supply if you need anymore info contact me. I am not getting paid for endorsement but happy to share the info.  I got the primers out and began sizing and repriming. Sorting as I went along. Getting thru the pile and charging the powder in them I went to seating. Hour later, oh crap!  I'm out of bullets. This is in some case a bigger tragedy than being out of  beer.  I still have primed brass ready to go.  Why is it I have plenty of powder, primers and brass. Why does only one thing run out at a time. My case usually primers.  It's still crappy out, it's now dark and the range is closed even if I wanted to brave the cool air and moisture.  The local gun shops are are all closed for the day.  I probably could to get to the local Box Store (the ones with the geese) but it has lost it's appeal to me. They never seem to have what I am looking for.  I won't be wasting the fuel tonight.
   In the mean time I have ordered the Bi pod for the new carbine. The other add on's have been arriving and make this a fun project. I will post pictures soon.   I also see a local shop has been putting on or sponsoring a new Sunday event in the area. I think I will go observe next weekend,   One of the Cowboy clubs in Maryland would sometimes have a impromptu event after their Cowboy match.  Little bit different than the thundering smoked filled type of event I am use to. It's a shooting sport all the same.  I think I still have some black powder .45acp rounds left over ;)  Lets hope for nicer weather this upcoming week. So we all can get out to our favorite shooting places and enjoy the sport. till then I guess there's football. Oh yeah and beer

Another easy delicious dish

Hope you all enjoy this easy recipe from Melissa's Hot for food

Friday, September 30, 2011

Trigger Time

   Finished my week of work yesterday morning (0800) and after a hour and change of drive time I was home.  It has been raining off and off for a week here in Raggedass, and ground is saturated.  To top it all off it's still cloudy and humid. The lawns here in Ranchero de Doublewide look like small Hay meadows.  But too wet to mow.  Hell does guy need more excuses than that to go play. I think not!
  Last week I drove to Norfolk and visited Bob's Gun shop and picked up a new toy. If you are into guns and firearms Bob's is one of those must stop places. With a firing range on site. I went from there and drove to a secluded location and met some friends and was able to fire a handful of ammo out of this toy. Since then some asscessories have arrived and I have installed them.  I have a few more to add, possibly starting tomorrow.
  I arrived to the range to find all the bays occupied. After a short wait one of the shooters loaded up and departed. I was able to set in and get started. He had left almost a untouched FBI Bowling Pin target up. On the 50 yard stake, perfect for what I wanted. So waiting for a cease fire wasn't needed. I was able to check out several things with this weapon I hadn't checked out the previous week. First the Modified Marlin Camp 45/1911 14 round mag. The mods I had learned about on YouTube from Paulswackyworld.  My work needs a little tweaking but it does work. Secondly the reloads I threw together last week. Lead cast ball rounds 230 grain, over Alliants Power Pistol powder. I will need to back down the powder charge on them. They were loaded with in the specs of the Alliant recommendations but seemed a little stout, compared to factory loads I had brought along. Thirdly how would factory ammo especially JHP's cycle. Jacket ball ammo also known as Winchester White Box cycled flawlessly. I had read and visited YouTube reviews saying that jacketed Hollow Points were an issue. I run several magazines threw no issues. Some of these were bought Hornaday XTP ammo and the others were TC JHP 230 grain loads I had built for my 1911's for those SHTF appoctoplictic days when the Zombies invade and breed to pumpkins and melons. These to also cycled flawlessly.
   The weapon of choice has been the HiPoint 4590 carbine. If your looking for a new toy, to add to the collection. These weapons that come in under 400 smackaroonies are well worth it. They are not what you would espect from Eugene Stoner but are priced a third less. Would I stack my life on one of these,Yes I would. However I keep a handgun or two nearby for protection. At least to give time to reach this or a shotgun. I seen several advantages to this weapon before even buying it. First pistol calibers .45-.40-9mm availability, do I need to say more about that? Price and it's made in the USA. Mostly if for some reason you would ever have to defend yourself, family, or your castle. You won't send a .308 or .223 round thru the target and three walls later hit your neighbor's child watching Sponge Bob. Yes I know I could pick up a tacticle Mossburg or other brand shotty for this price, and all of the same reasons. Insert smiley Icon here. YES you are right I can and have. But for the trenches on those gray days of horror when the Zombies invade I want something to send lead down range. Now the negative things have all been reported thru out the cyber world about them, most owners and bloggers agree the magazine capacity needs addressed. My biggest peave is the sling swivels mount on the wrong side for practical use.  I am sure I could find more negativity to add, but I don't have $1000 tied up in this one.
   All in all yesterday was a great day of course, a bad day at the range is better than a good day at work.  Maybe it will dry out enough to mow today, but it's dry enough now to reload. Mark thanks for your input on this one, and Roy thanks for the directions and meeting me at the secluded location.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Snack Time

Thanks Melissa

New SASS costumed class


Okay Try this again

I was gettijng tired of the many forums I was visiting. I am not big on social networking so i thought I'd try a BLOG. Somewhere where my friend colleges and family might check in or post. I won't police this you will be responsible adults. That adults being said, espect adult language and situtations. If you are easily offended by the death penalty, swear words and or nudity keep moving this will be no interst to you. I beleive in the freedom of speech just be able to back up what you say.  We are adults and we don't need to pound our chest or boke anothers.

  feel to talk about guns pretty ladies racin (NASCAR drags or Horses ) and your favorite beverages even if it doesn't have a liquor stamp on the container feel free to comment or post.

I am sure I'll have to work some bugs out as i go Please be patient......Thanks  the other RC