Sunday, November 27, 2011

First fire of the season

That Boy and That Dog enjoying the first fire of the season

Friday, November 25, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Illustrating the Occupocolypse

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Perfect example of how the OWS morons think.  They think everything should be GI Joe cartoons, mac and cheese and PB&J with the crusts cut off. 

We grew up, got a job, and busted our asses to provide for our families, they are worried what a 12 year old would think of them for doing well.

Now get off my lawn, you damn kids!

Interesting day yesterday

First, I saw over at Guns, Holsters and Gear that CZ is now offering the P-07 Duty with an extended, threaded barrel and tall sights for Suppressor use.  I am looking forward to buying those parts and retrofitting my Duty.  Cue 'happy dance'.

Next, I took the CZ 527 Carbine to the range to sight it in, test the set trigger, and see if I could get decent groups with the heavyweight ammo and the new scope.  I got it to hunting shape, but there are still some disturbing flyers that makes me think that this ammo is just not built with enough care to make a really accurate round.  But all the other factory hunting rounds are lighter bullets that don't group worth a darn from that rifle.  the 154gr will put MOST of them in a 1.25" group... but there will be a round every once in a while that jumps out another inch.  So I guess I'm going to have to get some of the Sierra 150Gr .311 bullets and start loading.  I HATE load development- It means buying a BUNCH of powder just to find out it's not what I need.  If anyone knows of a heavy factory load for the 7.62x39 with a soft point, please put it in the comments.  Or a suggested load... or anything to help me out.

While at the range, MI2Tall had his new carry gun.  That Kahr PM45 is a nice little blaster.  I got to fire 2 mags through it and really like it.  I have been a fan of Kahr for a long time, and own a Kahr MK9.  Nice to shoot that new gun, and it reinforces my need to get a CW45 sometime soon.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Things kids say

From Sunday afternoon:

The Kid (to me and The Wife): "Hey everyone, I'm in my rocket ship!"
I look over and see he has his beanbag chair on top of the chair-and-a-half in the corner.
Me: "Great!  Where are you going?"
The Kid: "Nowhere.  I'm just getting away from you two."

Fifteen years 'till you are on your own, kiddo.  Start planning now.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

I know it's a school night...

But I'm still having a nice Cabernet from a jelly jar while giving the kiddo a bath

Pan Seared Venison Tenderloin Bruschetta

Been a while since have done a food post.  I apologize up front for the low quality pics- very low light in the kitchen when I was cooking.

Last night I thawed out some venison tenderloin and some Jalapeno/ Cheese sausage for a hunting season Tapas menu.

Started with the 'salad'- a mix of cherry tomatoes, Cippolini onions, minced garlic, and diced jalapeno.  Mixed in with some salt, pepper, olive oil, and seasoned rice vinegar.  No measurements were taken since I just kinda whipped this up on the fly.

Once the salad was marinading, I seasoned up the tenderloins and got the pan hot with a bit of olive oil.
The seasoning for the tenderloins was salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder

Then in the pan to crust up the meat.  Rolled them a few times to get an even sear.

...then out of the pan to rest

While the tenderloin rested I cut and toasted a baguette.  I sliced the tenderloin thin and then did a quick sear on the slices to finish the meat and develop some more flavor.

Assembly was simple.  Toast, tenderloin, and a small pile of the salad on top.  This was just outstanding.  Very tasty use of the best morsels of meat off of the deer.  Now, I just need to go get a few more deer so I can make this more often.

I think the technical tern is 'nummy'
Since I cooked the sausage, and had a good amount of the salad left, I baked off some won ton wrappers as cup (oil them and put in a muffin tin and cook till 'done'), put a slice of the Jalapeno/ cheese sausage in the bottom and a spoonful of the salad on top.

This seemed like a really good idea, till it was done.  The won ton wrappers came out way to crunchy, and  overpowered all the textures of the rest of the dish.  Next time, it will be pastry cups or phylo dough.
By this point I was a few beers in, and getting tired.  So instead of making one or two more tapas, we gave up and watched the movie.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Yay for CZ! Clear instructions are important.

CZ-USA News and Views: The CZ Single Set Trigger System

As an unabashed CZ fan, this makes me very happy. I bought a CZ-527 Carbine in 7.62x39 YEARS ago. I knew it came with an adjustable set trigger, but had no idea how to adjust it. So I called CZ, and they sent me a manual.

The manual as less than stellar in describing how to actually USE the set trigger. Now they have posted clear and concise instructions on their blog. This makes me VERY happy. This has also set my activity for tonight. I am adjusting the trigger on my CZ!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Deer on the ground

Now the hard work begins

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


I keep hearing people on "teh intarwebz" saying that the Zombie meme has jumped the shark.  That it was only cool to shoot zombie targets back when no one else was doing it.

Unpopular is sooooo cool.
Sigh.  I thought everyone understood why zombies were a good training tool.  It is a very politically correct thing to target.  A humanoid target that is already dead, so you aren't being cruel.  It has no race, nationality, or creed associated (Anyone remember when the TxDPS had to change from black silhouette targets to blue?).  You are able to train on drawing, transitioning between carbine and handgun, with multiple small targets, while shooting on the move.

You can do this while having the appearance of just having fun.  You are just a goofy horror movie fan living out a Walter Mitty-esqe fantasy.

Because it would really freak people out if you were training to hit Blue Helmets.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Opening weekend After Action Report

No deer in the freezer.... well, no NEW deer in the freezer.  There are still the remnants of a few of the ones from last year.  Which is one of the reasons I am being picky this year.

You probably noticed a few deer in the pic I posted Saturday morning.  We (45er, my brother, and 45er's dad) are being picky this year when deciding which deer to take.  We are over-run with bucks again this year, so we are trying to shoot the undesirable bucks, and a doe or two.  We are planning the 'hit list' off of reliable intel off of the game cameras that we have set up on multiple feeders.  We have even gotten to the point of naming the deer (best name: Perv.  But there are other ones like Crabclaw, Unicorn, Horseface, etc...) so we can plan the ones to cull to make our herd better and stronger.  Whitetail Eugenics, I guess.

So, as it is, I let everything live.  I don't NEED the meat right now, and since the only one on the hit list that came into my feeder (3 point buck that we call Crabclaw), got spooked by the feeder and went plaid before he gave me a shot... So I came home with just memories of a fun time spent in the woods with good friends.

EDIT- Ok, there was ONE kill I made.  Right as we were about to call it, and leave on Sunday.  A Squirrel decided it was going to climb the feeder leg and screw with my feeder.  Since the squirrels and raccoons have been really messing with the feeders this year, that was when he signed his own death warrant.  A 150Gr Remington Core-Locked in a .308 will do a number to a squirrel.  FYI.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Opening day

But soft, what animal by yonder feeder stay? Tis the venison, and deer is it's form.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Blogroll Addition

I just added "Stuff from Hsoi".  Seems like a cool blog from another Libertarian/ gun nut stranded in Austin (San Fran on the Colorado). 

It's worth a click.  Check it out.