Tuesday, November 18, 2014

What the Effity Eff?

For a company that has had a LOT of epic fails, this... this takes the cake:

The New Taurus Curve:
It's like a Kimber pepper Blaster, a Diamondback .380 and a Nebo Flashlight/laser pointer had a 3-way
Reminds me of Shrinky-Dinks
No sights.  Light and laser only.  Curved for right side carry only.

It does not even have any sharp edges to hurt the bad guy when you have to throw it at him after it jams.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

First deer with a suppressor

Finally connected with one

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014

Scenes from Opening Weekend

It was a gorgeous weekend in the Texas Hill Country, observing the 3rd most sacred holiday- Opening Weekend Of Whitetail Season.  

Rule 2: Never point a firearm at something you are unwilling to eat, lightly grilled.
Achievement Unlocked: Massive Redneckery
Had a major milestone- took my first deer with a handgun.  I lugged the Ruger Super Redhawk .454 out to the blind AGAIN, and finally had a deer present itself in range.  Actually, maybe a little too close.  No pics, because a .454 Casull hollow point to the head is not very 'photogenic'

I also took another cull buck.  Small, unbalanced rack, but a big body.  He was a 4 point with a spike on one side, and 3 points on the other.  He was probably 3.5 years old, 120-130 lbs on the hoof, and really difficult to get on the roof of that Explorer.

Everyone had a good time.  My brother culled another buck, 45er took an axis and a whitetail, and the other guys all took a couple as well.  It was good to get out in the woods, get back to simple things, and enjoy this part of being in Central Texas

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Oh, damnit.

I don't need this.

But I REALLY, REALLY want it.

In .44Mag.  Or .300BLK.

Monday, September 22, 2014

It ALWAYS happens to someone else- until it doesn't.

My neighborhood has been the target of a string of auto and home burglaries of late.  Here is a basic timeline-

-Couple of auto burglaries happen, a couple of open garages have things stolen.
-One night, one resident leaves his car unlocked with a garage door opener inside.  The burglar opens the garage and finds the connecting door into the house unlocked.  Burglar ups his game and becomes a home invader.  Resident sees his car open outside, and when he goes out is confronted by the burglar in the driveway, running from the open garage.
-Now things get serious.  Our neglected Neighborhood Watch is reformed.  Neighbors start communicating via a social media website, sharing suspicious activities, and watching out for each other.  Concerned neighbors start target hardening their houses.
-A couple more auto burglaries happen.
-A couple more open garages have bikes/ tools stolen.
-Video is captured of TWO subjects walking down the street checking for unlocked cars.  A couple more cars are broken into.
-Finally, another home invasion.  Open car, Garage door opener, unlocked connecting door.  Suspect(s) enter the master bedroom while the homeowners are asleep, and steal a handgun.

This is where we are now.  The criminals have been escalating, and are now armed.  I still have the theory that this is local kids looking for drug/ booze money.  But it could easily get real nasty, real quick.  Best case, they just quit it.  Worse case someone ends up dead.

What just astounds me is that people who were aware of our recent mini-crime wave were still leaving cars and garages open.  It always happens to someone else... until someone comes into your bedroom while you are asleep and steals your gun.

You need layered security.

Basic rules:
Be aware
Have exterior lights, motion sensor preferred
Don't have hiding places outside your home
Lock your doors
Have an alarm, and USE it.
Have a plan if someone is inside your house.

Cameras are nice, but they only help AFTER the fact.  Target-harden your home, and it will greatly lessen your chances of something bad happening.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Old, Rugged Glock (Gun Porn!)

What's this?  Content?  After almost 2 months of radio silence?

I abuse this gun.  A lot.
But if you believe the internet, sooner or later it should blow up on me.

Yeah, I have ignored this blog.  I have excuses.  Life getting in the way, changing jobs, traveling all over the place, etc.. but they are just excuses.

I hope to be posting more regularly.  If nothing else, I'll try to put up some link bait like gun porn.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A Very Gunny Yesterday

It was a pretty cool yesterday.  Got out to the range with MI2Tall, got to shoot the Mossberg MVP Patrol, finished sighing in the ARP

Yes, I have an optic on order. No, I'm not telling you what.  It's a surprise.

 Then, I got to shoot a gun I have zero experience with and in an absolutely awesome configuration:

I have always been a fan of cheap single shot rifles.  I have a bunch of NEF and H&R singles, and my main hunting rifle for years has been a .308 NEF.  But MI2Tall recently bought a CVA Scout in .300 Blackout, and mounted up his .30 caliber suppressor.

After a few weeks of trying to find ammo and time, this was the first time to try out Supersonic, and Subsonic (both 220 and 187grain) loads

I was absolutely stunned with the performance of this low budget silent hunter.  The trigger was outstanding, the Burris optic was clear and precise, and the silent operation of the subsonic rounds was outstanding.  Here is a vid of the setup running the Remington Supersonic ammo:
Now, that was indoors.  But it was still pretty impressive.  But you REALLY need to hear it running the subsonics.  And for that, you should go to MI2Tall's Page.  Here is the link:
Listen closely.  You will hear the shot, the bullet punching through the paper, then the bullet smacking into the backstop.  It was amazingly quiet.  What was really cool was that the scope was sighted in for the Remington ammo to be dead on at 75 yards.  It was pure freaking luck that the 3rd hash down on the Burris Predator Quest 2-7x35 scope reticle was exactly where the Gemtech ammo hit (with a tight group)... and the 4th one down is where the 220Grain patterned- and yes, it was a LARGE group.  like 3" at 75 yards  
Pure luck for that to work out so well.

One thing about the CVA rifle.  The way the extractor works makes it a bit tough to get the extracted case from the chamber.  The extractor puts constant pressure up against the case, and kind of traps the case there.  Not as easy as the HEF/H&R system, but it works... just slow.  But I am really thinking that a CVA Scout might have to make a home in my safe... Especially since they are making a pistol version

And I finished up the day at the Oasis for an Austin Area Blogmeet, got to meet fellow bloggers, and they were ones with regular posts and actual followers! 

All in all, a great day.  Shot some great equipment, met new friends, and had great food and drink.  What more could you want?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Austin Blog Meet

Fun time at The Oasis with Borepatch and the gang

Robot Gardeners

A buddy sent me this news story of some hipster built a robot to tend his garden:
An Open Source Robot Could Be Tending Your Backyard Garden Very Soon

So, being a smartass, I replied back with this very quick and dirty photojob done with a substandard editor: