Friday, February 6, 2015

Decisions

I get an annual bribe from the company I work with to maintain a minimum level of health. I'm looking at either a Ruger 1911 cmd or a Marlin 1894 in .44 mag. Never owned a 1911 or a lever gun.

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Glad the ammo is creeping back.

With my Dad's birthday is rapidly approaching I made some arrangements and loaded down my vehicle.

With a few thousand rounds in various calibers we were all set for some fun in the sun at a friend's personal range.



A bit of work and we got some of the rust knocked off of our trigger fingers. Then some snap caps sprinkled through the magazines to smooth out some flinching.

Topped the day off with a bang.



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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Ammo

New chain store opened up in town in the last few days. I'm not sure how well stocked their ammo shelves were on day one. But they still had a select assortment of calibers left when I came in. They had an equal selection when I walked out. 30 dollars for a box of 38 spl round nose isn't something I want to encourage.

I don't want gun owners to go back to sleep after this week's senate victories. But hopefully demand slacks off a bit.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Another animal in our schools

  At least there was no classes in session in this one.  A panicked buck crashing into a class full of 7th graders could have been messy.  Maybe I should write my congress critters and tell them we need to establish deer free zones for our schools.  If it saves just one life...I'll be amazed.  Just goes to show how easy it can be to get into a building if you ignore the polite conventions.

  They missed out on a golden opportunity to educate the kids though.  The p.e. department could have harvested the deer with their archery supplies. (Do schools still have archery classes? Mine did, favorite part of gym every year).  The biology teacher could have done the field dressing and dissection.  (Way easier to see all the fiddly bits than on a frog).  The home ec department could have shown the kids some basic food processing, and the chemistry department could have tanned the hide.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Not recommended

Falling down a half flight of ice covered steps. Especially with a full size 9 @ 5o'clock.

Got lucky though. Happened before in 2007. (without the 9) Back then I spent 3 months off work and in physical therapy. I'm moving slowly the morning after. But I'm moving.

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Unsuccessful weekend

I struck out deer hunting this weekend. Luckily venison is a luxury rather than a necessary staple of the family diet.



It was at least a beautiful day to be in the field.

One of my bigger sources of frustration this season was our wildlife division's modified shooting hours. They quietly shortened the legal hours... removing the traditionally second most productive time of the day.
Last year they rolled out digital deer check. I wonder how many people are going to self report themselves as criminals with the new system.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

First project of the new year complete

My first attempt at leather work. Seems secure so far.


I'll be remaking this design once I locate some heavier leather. I accidentally ordered split cowhide. Still a fun little project and a learning experience.

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