Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Proud

Yesterday, my wife's CHL came in the mail.

I am so very proud of my family :)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Combined Gun Porn Post-

Friday was a REALLY good gun day for me.  You may have seen my previous posts about my "1911 in 2011" gun finally coming in.  I know, I was pretty subdued about it, and all...

Also, the last major part of my Saiga came in, and I was able to mount up all the little parts and get it ready to defend the Food Court.

So here is the porn!

STI:







Saiga 12:




Die, Rocks!

Friday, September 23, 2011

STI Ranger II

This is my happy face

HOMAGAWD!!! The STI is in!!!

My STI is in!  I am heading to GT Distributors now to pick it up.

SQUEEEEEE!!!!!

New Blogger

Just stumbled across a new blog through the Gun Blog Blacklist.  It's Life of an Aggie- a young blogger active in the Campus CHL movement in Texas.  The blog deserves a look.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Gun Terms that Sound Dirty

45er and I were going back and forth on this via email yesterday.  Thought it would make a funny post- feel free to add anything we have missed in the comments.

Cock on Opening
Running Wet (suppressors)
Snaking the bore
Fouling shot
Butt Trap
Short stroke
 Bent Op Rod
Pump Action
Lapping the Bore
Flash Gap.
Butt Stroke.
Squeeze Cocker
Nipple wrench
Ram Rod (Say TEAM RAM ROD!!)
Ball Starter
Ball Puller
Ball mold - sounds like a medical problem.
Plug Grease
Nipple Grease
Beaver Felt Wad

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

What has it got in it's pocketses, Precious?

Another meme?  Well, yes.  It's cheap content.  Someone else comes up with the idea, and I post!

 Not sure who started this new meme.

Kershaw Vapor II with the CZ logo, and a Swiss Army knife.



Why, yes... I do sharpen pencils with it.  Why do you ask?

Further Evidence.

It is a standard movie fodder that man's own meddling or hubris eventually brings on our own downfall.  Be it Ash playing the recording in Evil Dead 2, the parents burning Freddie in Nightmare on Elm Street, humans birthing AI in The Matrix, or Cyberdine Systems building Skynet- We have become conditioned to believe that our own actions will create a menace that will destroy us all.
Just sayin....
Over the past year or so, I have seen a few news stories that are interesting.

First, researchers decide to open up a tunnel under the city of Teotihuacan(translates to 'the place men go to become gods').  This tunnel was purposely closed in AD 200, and was part of the Temple of Quetzacoatl (the Winged Serpent God).  The Researchers send in a robot that shows a tunnel stable enough to enter... Now I'm sure you see where this is going.
Link 1
Link 2
Link 3

Then some Scientists decide to start reviving DNA from water trapped inside ancient salt crystals:

A while after, the skull of someone that was hanged, then decapitated 2500 years ago in England was discovered to still have an intact brain inside. 

"When it was found, the skull — which belonged to a man probably between 26 and 45 years old — was accompanied by a jaw and two neck vertebrae, bearing evidence of hanging and then decapitation. Cut marks on the inside of the neck indicate that the head was severed while there was still flesh on the bones, O'Connor said. There is, however, no indication of why he was hanged, and the rest of his remains have yet to be found."
Of course, it's obvious that the body is probably still stalking the living across the mist shrouded moors...

Now, today, New Jovian Thunderbolt has a story of more researchers digging up Zombies in Ireland.

Combine all this with both the CDC and the Navy working on Zombie Preparedness...  Well, it's pretty obvious that the Zompocalypse is coming.

And all I have to say is "Fools!  They have destroyed us all!"

Monday, September 19, 2011

Whar you been?

A Meme from Southtexaspistolero.  Asking the Texas bloggers to bold out the places in the Texas version of "I've Been Everywhere" to show the places we have been.  Here is my take:


I was totin’ my pack along the dusty Amarillo road
when along came a semi with a high and canvas covered load.
“If you’re goin’ to Amarillo, Mack, with me you can ride,”
and so I climbed up in the cab and then I settled down inside.
He asked me if I’d seen a road with so much dust and sand,
and I said, “listen, bud, I’ve traveled every road in this here land…”
I’ve been everywhere, man,
I’ve been everywhere, man,
I’ve crossed the deserts bare, man,
breathed the mountain air, man,
of travel I’ve had my share, man,
I’ve been everywhere.
I’ve been to Waco, Hico, Hondo, Navasota,
Winnsboro, Jacksboro, Hillsboro, Santa Rosa,
Austin, Houston, Galveston, Texarkana,
Frisco, Buffalo, Conroe, Corsicana,
Goliad, Groesbeck, Glen Rose, Red Oak,
Post Oak, Live Oak, Lone Oak, no joke…
I’ve been everywhere, man,
I’ve been everywhere, man,
I’ve crossed the deserts bare, man,
breathed the mountain air, man,
of travel I’ve had my share, man,
I’ve been everywhere.
I’ve been to Krugerville, Pflugerville, Van Horn, Val Verde,
Brackettville, Bartonville, Beeville, Bulverde,
Bear Creek, Cedar Creek, Mill Creek, Mineola,
Maypearl, Monahans, Telephone, Tuscola,
Redwater, Round Rock, Round Top, Round Lake,
Sour Lake, Southlake, Springlake, for Pete’s sake…
I’ve been everywhere, man,
I’ve been everywhere, man,
I’ve crossed the deserts bare, man,
breathed the mountain air, man,
of travel I’ve had my share, man,
I’ve been everywhere.
I’ve been to Greenville, Gatesville, Gainesville, Alameda,
Kerrville, Kellyville, Bastrop, Benavides,
Somerville, Smithville, Stephenville, Prairie View,
Luckenbach, Longview, Plainview, Idalou,
Justin, Junction, Panorama, Pasadena,
Angelina, and Lorena…see what I mean-a…
I’ve been everywhere, man,
I’ve been everywhere, man,
I’ve crossed the deserts bare, man,
breathed the mountain air, man,
of travel I’ve had my share, man,
I’ve been everywhere.
I’ve been to Valley Mills, Pine Mills, Dime Box, Duncanville,
New Home, New Hope, New Deal, Liberty Hill,
Rockport, Rock Creek, Bridgeport, Brownwood,
Cleburne, Comanche, Cut & Shoot, Cottonwood,
Bayview, Bayside, Baytown, Bay City,
Falls City, Center City, Bridge City, what a pity…
I’ve been everywhere, man,
I’ve been everywhere, man,
I’ve crossed the deserts bare, man,
breathed the mountain air, man,
of travel I’ve had my share, man,
I’ve been everywhere.
When it comes to travelin’ Texas, friend,
I’ve been everywhere.

 Forty-Eight for me!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

What a wonderful word!

videoHeh. Fun things with the kiddo's toys

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Awww yeah. BBQ!

Kreutz Market in Lockhart, Tx.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Go Buy a Book!

...and make it Dead Six.


I am 1/4 of the way through the eARC version, and it is outstanding.  Lots of gun stuff, action, some mystery, just a good read so far.

Larry Correia gives a really compelling reasons as well.  

"Oh, this book?  Well it is a collaboration between an NYT best selling author, and a guy who is in Ashcanistan saving lives right freaking now!"

It's a good read.  It will make a guy who is in harm's way happy.  It will stimulate the economy.  Win all the way around.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A 'bad' day at the range

Well, a bad 'lunch' at the range.  And I know that it's better than a good lunch at work.


I took the freshly scoped CETME to the range to see if I could get it to shoot.  This was the 3rd scope attempt, and frankly- the last chance for this gun. 

Backstory- I bought the CETME the day that the Assault Weapons Ban ended.  It is a good gun- works well, does not jam, and I can do decent with the crappy iron sights it has.  But they are crappy irons, and my eyes are not getting any younger.  I can hit with accuracy out to 100 yards, but beyond that, it's luck.  So I have been attempting to scope this rifle so I could get hunting accuracy with it.

But I cannot get a scope mounted to it that does not give me 5-6" accuracy at 50 yards.  It's just a clamp on a sheet metal receiver.  It's not solid enough under .308 recoil.

At the range I took the CETME and the CZ-527 Carbine.  The CETME- well, a 5" shotgun pattern at 50 yards.  The CZ carbine is dialed in with a 154Gr SP Herter's load that gave me a couple of one hole groups, but had some unexplainable fliers.  I think that it's just not consistent enough- it's designed to be a cheap blasting load, not a whitetail head puncher.  The 122-124 Grain loads that everyone loads give 3" groups. 

So- I have one rifle that is pretty much good to go for chest shots.  But the rifle can do better.  Time to start handloading...anyone know where I can get 154 Grain .311 softpoint bullets?

And the CETME... well, I guess it's going to the next gunshow with me.  Probably going to sell it and get an easily scope-able, Magazine fed, semi-auto .308.  AR-10, M1A, etc... Suggestions?

Operation: Mindcrime

Feel free to report anyone, and everyone. Comrade Obama wants you to report your neighbors for having impure thoughts.

Attack Watch

h/t to Say Uncle

And because I am using the title from Queensryche's great album, here are two videos from Operation: Mindcrime
Revolution Calling:

Operation: Mindcrime

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Music for the Zompocalypse

Random Nuclear Strikes has started a cool meme bringing together music and the Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse (Zompocalypse).

"You’re about to get eaten by the zombie hordes. You’ve prepared, but there are more than you every possibly imagined. Sorry.
As you load your last mag into your chosen weapon, what song comes up your MP3 player/IPOD?"
Tam's answer
Uncle has good taste as well
NJT's answer 
The Miller's selection

Humor answer:  Smokey Robinson's 'Tears of a Clown.'  I effing HATE that song, and it would drive me into a rage when the last magazine was run dry, I would take the ZedWhacker and clear the hoard by myself.
Yep. That'll do.

Real Answer: Five Finger Death Punch's "Bulletproof"
Yeah.  That song rocks.

Monday, September 12, 2011

9/11/11

Yesterday morning, I spent the 10 year anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01 helping a friend set up, then participating in a 9/11 Memorial walk

I watched the kiddo in the afternoon while the Wife went to go meet a new member of the extended family at the hospital where he was born- luckily on 9/10/11.  While we had some time, I took the kiddo to a gun store where he geeked out on fishing poles.  I picked up some scope rings.  We then went home and he helped me scope up my CETME.  It was a pretty laid back day. 

I have not forgotten the horrors that were visited on my country 10 years ago.  As the attacks happened, I was sitting in an office watching in stunned disbelief as the world changed before my eyes.  Ten years and one day later, I sit in a different office, doing a similar job, with the exact same customers.  I have gotten married, became a father, bought two houses, and countless other milestones since then.  But there is still this pain inside of what was done to our country, and what we have lost because of those attacks and the subsequent war.

One thing I have always believed  is that we were at war well before 9/11/01.  Most of us just did not know it.   Our own government has done more damage to us and our freedoms than our terrorist enemies ever could.  I think about that every time I opt out of a Porn-O-Scan at the airport, every time I have to leave my pocket knife behind because there is a metal detector somewhere. 

I miss the way things used to be.  I am sad that my son will never know the America I grew up in. 

Never forget what was done to us.  Not just by terrorists, but also by our own 'leaders'. 
Always remember the heroes that gave their lives in the attacks, and also in the subsequent military retribution.
Remember the America that used to be, and lets all fight to bring it back.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Rough weekend

Right now- Austin is pretty much surrounded by wildfires.  Lots of people have lost their homes, and even more are preparing to flee.

Every time we bitch about how bad we have it, we are reminded how bad it could be... And how much we need to prepare for the worst.

Prayers out to you impacted by the fires, to those in danger, and to the brave firefighters  and rescue personnel that are out there risking their lives for the rest of us.



Sunday, September 4, 2011

Last one, I promise


Yes, another submission for the MHI Patch contest, designed by 45er of Barrel Smoke and myself.

Yep. I need to get a life.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Patch Sumission 2: The Electric Boogaloo


Here is the second submission to Larry Correia's patch contest. Another collaboration with 45er.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

The first patch submission is up!

Over at Larry Corriea's site. 45er from Barrel Smoke and I are collaborating at the designs. I really like this one- Keeps the feel of the original MHI patch with a twist.


Two more submissions are in the works.