Monday, May 9, 2011

New Toy

I picked up the gun I won on Saturday. The rifle I wanted was gone. The pistol feels really comfortable and it gets really good reviews in magazines as well as online. Probably head to range with it after work tomorrow if I can keep from getting too filthy.
Had to tear one of my machines down at work today. We paid to have it rebuilt and updated a year ago. Typical white collar knuckleheads in charge. They installed new servo motors, Fanuc controller, modern scales which was great. What would have been even better is if one of the idiots in charge didn't have the guy who rebuilt the  machine reuse the original timing belts that connect the servo motors to the ball screws (which they also replaced by the way) . There are four timing belts on four of the axis of the machine. Today, the second one went out, which is located under the bed of the machine. Eight hours later, old one is out and we are waiting on new one to come in. I did order the other ones as well this time around and they will be replaced now, while I have machine down. Twenty dollars and change per belt. They lost a couple of days production to try and save eighty bucks. The old belts feel like worn out rubber bands. Week is off to a great start.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

What is the best handgun?

Everyone has their own opinion of which handgun is best. Some like revolvers, some semiauto. Some prefer a particular brand. Me, I think the best handgun is the one you win in a raffle and therefore doesn't cost anything. I went to the Friends of the NRA event at my club today. It was alot of fun.  They had shooting games, raffles, and chance drawings. The club put up the dinner, which consisted of pulled pork with potato salad and coleslaw. Excellent food as always. They had some beautiful guns up for auction. I had hoped on the M1A or the WWII era Underwood M1 carbine. I missed those, but walked away with a Ruger LCR .357 magnum with carrying case and a nice Friends of the NRA coffee cup.

It isn't something I would have bought, but never turn down a freebie.This is just a pic from a website. I pick mine up Monday after work. May check and see if they may be interested in a trade. The store had a rifle I wanted and if they will credit me for all or most of value of this gun, I may bring home the rifle instead.

I also finally brought the reloading stuff in from shed. It is bolted to board right now. I will transfer to loading table on next rainy day which, unfortunately, will probably be sooner than later.

 Want to get set up on loading some .38 with lead bullets for shooting at the club. I have tons of brass, powder and bullets. Just need some ambition and they didn't have any at the store. Suppose to be sunny tomorrow. I will cut the grass in the morning and then go to the club for most of the day to play at the range. Today started out rainy, but turned out nice and sunny 72 degrees with a pleasant breeze. Perfect for the NRA event as it was outdoors.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

What a week

Rain every single day this week. Yesterday was sunny all day, while I was at work. Get off, go home , take dog to vet appointment. Get out of vet and it is pouring out. Enough rain already. More wet shit for three more days so they say. Hope to see some sunshine soon. They have gunapalooza going at the club next Saturday, so I am hoping for sunshine as it is held outdoors. It's a nice event put on by Friends of the NRA where they have oodles of guns as door prizes along with a great meal. You get a meal and a chance to win one of twenty gun prizes as well as a silent auction on different items. I am really looking forward to it. I did luck out and miss the tornadoes and wind damage that has been wide spread down here. My buddy at work was loading up his boat Saturday and picking up his dad. They are going to go see how bad their cabin by the Ohio river is. When you need a boat to go check out your cabin, it's bad. Last time it got this bad, I guess the porch and part of the cabin actually tore off and floated away. No insurance makes it even worse.