Monday, December 31, 2012
Sunday, December 30, 2012
For what it is worth, here is a link to a petition for impeaching Senator Feinstein. While it will go nowhere, it would send a message that gun owners are watching and how they feel. Unfortunately, gun owners and other conservatives are reluctant to get involved. Left wingers will picket and march for what they believe in. For the most part, it will be too much trouble for most people to act or pass on this link to others. The antigunners petitions for more gun control got several times the signature the pro rights ones did on the last link I posted a few days back.It really does not take much to register and vote on the site. But, there are people who can't get out and vote and rely soley on Wayne and the NRA to stand up for our rights. But, for what it is worth, here is a link.
Still have a couple days before going back to work. First day back will be the club's meeting day. Figure I can take my rifle along and walk back to the range if it isn't too nasty. February meet will be their yearly gun raffle. Not bad. Dues are $120 a year. They give you a dozen tickets you can sell for ten dollars each, or do what I do and fill them all in and turn them in. So, you get a years membership for free, or ten chances to win prizes. Can't beat it. You have to put in eight work hours a year as well, but I do way more than that. The shoots are a lot of fun to work, and they supply food and beer for the workers.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
I actually left the house today. The subdivision looks like a disaster zone, but once you get out of the subdivision, things are pretty clear. I hit the gun store that I have the credit at and picked up a scope for my Ruger 77/44 . I picked up a Leupold VX1. From there, I headed out to the club to try it out. No luck there. I got as far as the driveway heading into the club. A four wheeler or a snowmobile might have made it. Looks like I will have to wait a little longer to try it out. Club meeting is Wednesday, so the care taker will probably have it dug out by then. I will give it another try Saturday. Going to load some .45 tomorrow so I will have something to shoot in my cowboy guns. I didn't realize how close the .45 colt and the .44 rem mag are in size. Picked up a few boxes of ammo for the new rifle. Will look for some used brass at the next show.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Shot a picture of my new Hoosier deer gun. Og was kind enough to help me make my selection. Was going to get a lever gun, but, after having feed issues with the one I have and reviews showing the newer Marlins are prone to jamming, I felt the bolt action was more dependable. Last thing you need when you are out hunting is the gun to jam. Hope to get out and pick a scope up tomorrow if the weather lets up. Plan on using the $200 credit from the AR I won to buy a scope for this rifle.The AR, if I choose to keep it, will get a low end set of optics in the future. Not really in a hurry for anything for that. I am actually contemplating taking advantage of the unprepared desperate people running around scarfing up all the black guns before the ban. If someone wishes to offer me a big wad of cash for the AR I won, I may be persuaded to part with it. I really like the long barreled varmint guns like the one I built better anyway. If things do calm down without some ignorant legislation barring AR's, I will get the AR10 that I have wanted but haven't gotten around to getting yet.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
Picked Spike up from doggy day care. He had a blast. Going to have to use them from now on. He did require a bath IMMEDIATELY after getting home. He was a little ripe. Must have found something special to roll in. But he was in high spirits. He has been napping pretty heavy since I got him home. During the summer, they have kiddie pools the dogs can play in. It's really a great setup. Lots of play yards sectioned off for different size dogs.
I made a big vat of chili and pan of cornbread to munch on for the holiday. Probably take the rifle out to the range tomorrow and try it out. Definitely sleeping in a bit tomorrow. Always have a hard time sleeping away from home. Feeling pretty wiped out and ready for bed.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
My son has to work tomorrow, but suppose to meet up with my brother and the Og clan for breakfast. Haven't seen the Og wife and Oglet in a very long time, so that will be nice. Suppose to hit my Aunts house in the evening for some homemade lasagna, garlic bread and all sorts of holiday fare. My son and his girlfriend will meet up out there when they finish up at work. I have to watch out, I could get use to all the homecooked meals.
Friday, December 21, 2012
The movie theater is another nobrainer. Years ago ( not that long ago) theaters were designed where you walked into the theater and sat down. The fire doors were under the screen in the front. The entry door was in the rear. The seats were in between. Modern theaters are designed where you enter from the back, walk to the front, loop around to the middle and climb up to the seats. If a fire, or another idiot with a weapon enters, you are now held captive as the only way out is down to the fire doors, or down over and back toward the entry doors. It reminds me of a real life game of space invaders. These theaters were designed by idiots. If you go back to the theater of the attack, the fire exit used by the deranged maniac is probably still not alarmed if you open it as he did to get his gear. Instead, blame the guns. Most of the instances were easily preventable, but are still problems as the anti gunners use these instances as fuel for the fire. If they want to honor the innocent, they could bench the gun rhetoric, and actually look for a plausible solution. If you are truly anti gun, go live in Mexico or Chicago. They are gun free zones.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
I get back, I may look into doing some horse trading. The masses are going through a feeding frenzy on black guns. I may have to see how much the masses are paying. May look into selling the AR that I won and buying something else. Right now, they are in high demand and they are paying a high price. I like my varmint AR and not much for the tactical design. Not really after getting rid of it, unless some desperate individual is willing to fork out a big wad of cash. Most of the local stores sold out the day of the shootings and are getting overwhelmed with orders. My next gun is probably going to be a scoped out deer rifle. Just have to figure out what the best one is for the Hoosier side of the line. I have rifles I can use on the Kentucky side of the border.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Anyone interested, Guns America sent this link for signing a petition to numb nut about his latest gun control schmutz. Typical Illinois politicians answer for everything. Not sure he will be able to read it unless someone puts it on a TelePrompter. By the way, Connecticut has an assault rifle ban already. Did a lot of good. The guns were his mothers. If they were in a safe, chances are, things would have been different. If I had a mentally handicapped or emotionally damaged son (as he is being portrayed), I would not have guns laying about where he could have access to them. Still haven't figured out what happened to the second shooter they chased through the woods and brought back in cuffs. Or how the rifle that killed most of the kids walked itself back to the car while the shooter offed himself in the building. Sure would be nice if the loons just turned the guns on themselves first sparing the rest of the world their insanity.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Looks like Illinois may actually join the rest of American society. Even if it did take the feds dragging their ignorant butts kicking and screaming through the judicial system to do it. Chicago will probably still play their games, but, this may free the rest of the state. The normal part of the state. I live in southern Indiana now and it would be nice to be able to carry in Illinois, and even nicer, go to their gun shows and purchase without the FFL nonsense. At least being able to buy a gun and carry it through the state without worry of being pulled over. They have a nice auction house in southern Illinois I wouldn't mind checking out if I can pay and carry my gun home. Maybe they can get rid of the FOID cards and all the other nonsense over time. Congratulations Illinois citizens. It looks like you may now enjoy the second amendment for the first time in many many years. You can actually defend yourselves against thugs.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Friday, December 7, 2012
Made hotel reservations for the Christmas holiday. Thinking about taking a personal day on the twenty first and heading up a bit early. Be nice to visit with family and friends. My son and his girlfriend have a new apartment they want me to check out. He also bought his first motorcycle and wanted me to see it. Be nice to hang out with my brother again.Hope to catch up with Og while I am out and about. Have to make a stop at Cabelas and Blythes sport shop. They may be over their limit of guns and I may have to relieve them of one or more of them.
Finish off the holiday trip with a stop at my Aunts house for some homemade lasagna that is almost as good as mom's was, and meet up with the rest of the family. Fingers crossed for no ice storms or lake effect snow nonsense until I escape back south again.
Once back, I don't go back to work until the 2nd of January. May head up Indy way and hit a museum or the zoo. Have to wait and see how the weather holds. This warm weather could just stick around all winter as far as I am concerned. Oh well, back to work tomorrow and a couple more weeks until vacation time
Saturday, December 1, 2012
I didn't have to work for the weekend and planned to clean the house. Fortunately for me, my buddy from work called and we went to the range instead. I tried out his AR and we fine tuned the scope on my AR. God I love that scope and rifle combo. Holding tight groups at the hundred yard and able to see the hits extremely easy. After shooting at the range for a while, we moved over to cowboy town to play for a while. Took out the Uberti 45 colt 1866 lever action for a little distance shooting. Blew the cobwebs out of the army open top and schoefield as well. I need to load some lead .45 acp so I can shoot my 1911 out there. I have the die sets and components. I just need to load some. They have a whole slew of new targets out at cowboy town. They added steel buzzards to the list of targets to choose from. No zombies yet. My buddies fiancee showed up for a little at the end. She really enjoyed shooting the rifle. Don't think she liked the 1911 too much. Just a little too much kick for her. But she did really well with the lever action on the 100 yard targets. She was having a really good time. It gets dark way too early this time of year. You have to stop shooting a half hour before dusk. All in all it was a great day.
I hit the gun store to check out sights for the new AR. He didn't really have what I wanted. He had a nice scope, but I am leaning towards a red dot sight. The red dot he had was priced at $480. Quite a bit more than I was thinking of paying. I will do some searching and figure out what I want. The $200 credit is only good at that gun store, but he can order whatever I want. Just have to decide what I want. My buddy had a front grip that turned into a bipod. I liked it, so it will be going on my shopping list.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Hard to believe it is only about four weeks until Christmas. No idea where the year disappeared. Didn't get to the range today. Back has been having fits. Too much heavy lifting at work the last couple of weeks. Took two of my days off before the spasms quit. Hope to get to the range tomorrow. I found the old sights for my other AR and tried them out on the new one. I have a Leupold AR scope on my other AR. Haven't quite decided what I want on this one yet. Had a couple buddies call today looking to go to the range, but the back is borderline today. Hoping it is back to normal tomorrow, or as close to normal as it gets. Kid at work got his first AR a couple weeks ago and wants me to see it. Hit the range early and then take Spike to the vet for his shots in the afternoon. Finish vacations off at the club working the spot shoot. Think they only have a couple more left after this Sunday.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
And it's free. Picked up my AR I won from the clubs raffle drawing. Can't beat the price. It was the same one they gave away at the club meet a few weeks back. I guess they couldn't get hold of the original winner after multiple attempts, sooo, they drew again. My name came up. YEAH. Have to check on the gift card. It is suppose to come with a $200 gift card for sights. I am more than happy with just the gun. Also got to meet one of the club members that has a FFL license. Now I have someone close by to order guns and scopes through that I can't get through the C&R license.
Made a vat of homemade chili and some cornbread muffins. It's a good day. Tomorrow will just be the dog and myself with a roasted chicken with trimmings. Eat, take a nap, then eat some more. Probably head to the club in the afternoon to play with my new toy. I have a set of sights I took off my other AR when I installed the scope. See if my buddies are up to blowing some stuff up. Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving..
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Ain't she pretty. The stock is in incredible shape and the bore is perfect. Haven't checked under the butt plate yet.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Next up, Louisville gun show. It was a regular gun show verses the military one I usually hit. It was still good. They had a K11 rifle there I wanted, but the guy selling it wanted about twice what it was worth. Almost picked up another Garrand. Saw a few nice mauser broomhandles there. They had two with the wood stocks. Also had some nice P08's with stocks. Had to stop by the pork booth for a pork chop dinner before heading back. They have a few good restaurants on site. Got back and did a little yard work until I ran out of daylight. All in all, a good weekend.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
I was going to hit the Indy 1500, but after talking to my brother and reading Tam's blog(view from the porch), I decided it wasn't worth driving three hours north, fighting to park and waiting in line for half an hour to go to an over crowded show. Democrats are a gunstore owners best advertising. The reject in the white house mentions assault weapons ban, and the people go nuts, again. What do they expect. Obama is a Chicago politician. I grew up in Northwest Indiana. There is nothing worse than a Chicago politician. The dense SOB's can not understand gun control has no effect on crime. Chicago has the worst crime rate, and their gun laws are the most ludicrous in the country. The only ones that have guns in Chicago are the criminals and politicians. Although the last sentence was a bit redundant. Another four years, the country can be as well run as Chicago. We can have rampant gun control, tax businesses out of the country (like they flee Chicago at every tax hike). A Chicago politicians only answer for more money is to raise the taxes. It drives companies out. The more businesses leave, the higher they raise the taxes. Unfortunately, once they drive out all the businesses, all that will be left are the parasitic democrats and they are too ignorant to see the error of their ways. I don't feel bad for Chicagoans as they elect the parasitic scum to power. They must like paying a ridiculous amount of taxes for the privilege of high crime rate, high prices, and being deprived of their right to protect themselves. The big O gets in again, I do believe the country will look like a big Chicago.
On the bright side, next weekend is the huge gun show at the Kentucky Expo center. It is on par with the Indy show for size, but, the aisles are set up where you could stand about five adults side by side and have room. It is a very nice show in a pleasant atmosphere. Throw in a few on site restaurants, and it makes for a pleasant trip.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Hit the machine gun shoot this morning. As per usual, it was freakin awesome. They had the usual boats and cars spread out with explosives (just to add a little extra bang) in the pit. I shot some video of the canon with my camera, but I am having trouble getting it to upload properly. Have to get a video camera one of these days so I can get some quality videos out there. Usually don't have trouble uploading pictures, but, blogger seems to be giving me grief today. Have to try again later with other pictures. I saw a lot of interesting guns and toys, but resisted temptation. Not sure if that is good or not. No garrand ammo this time out. They had bulk 30-06 Korean, which runs a bit hotter than the lake or the Greek, but is good. Only problem was, there was quite a bit of corrosion on the lots they had out there. So, I took a pass this time around. I still have a good stock pile and will see about ordering more from CMP. I did see something I never found before. They actually had canisters of Lake City M1 carbine ammo in clips, in cardboard, in the bandoleers. I can usually find the garrand packed like this, but this is the first time I found carbine ammo like this.
Next weekend is the Indy 1500, the weekend after, is the Kentucky Expo gun show in Louisville. I went to a military show there that was outstanding. Hopefully, my brother and Og are able to attend next weeks Indy show. It is always nice to catch up with them. Hopefully, I am not working that weekend. I am hoping on getting a timney trigger for my AR. Didn't have any luck at the machine gun shoot in finding one.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
On the bright side, the machine gun shoot is coming on. Friday through Sunday is the Knob Creek machine gun shoot in Kentucky. Can't beat it for a great time at a cheap price. We are still on ten plus hours a day at work, but, it looks like they forgot to put me on the weekend schedule. Now if it can just go under the radar for two more days. I am hoping to find some more ammo for the Garrand. Last year is the first year I could not find any. Hope to find a nice M1 carbine this time around. Two more days......
Saturday, October 6, 2012
For Indiana voters, the "who is on your ballot" is finally available for 2012. I don't vote strictly by party like most. I really like this site. You put in your name and address, it tells you exactly who is on your ballot. I always print it out, fill it out, and take it to the polls. Takes a tad longer than just hitting the blue or red button, but to me, it seems mindless to vote just by party. Sometimes, if there is a particularly bad candidate in your preferred party, you just have to hold your nose and push the
The gun show was lack luster. Not a whole lot of anything. Next week is the machine gun shoot, so that should make up for it. I was hoping on picking up a better trigger assembly for the AR, but weren't any at today's show. Should be a selection at the shoot. Hope to get some bulk ammo for the garrand and maybe some .223 as well.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Watched the debates last night for laughs. Obummer doesn't seem to do so well when the teleprompter isn't rolling (or his lips are moving). Next week should prove hilarious. Ryan and Biden. Biden's only function is being a great life insurance policy for the President. Everyone knows if anything happens to the Pres, the
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Hope to go to the range as soon as the monsoon is over. They also have a huge festival going on all week down town, so I will be eating well. It is a few blocks of solid food booths running both sides of the street. All profits go to charity. May take a mini trip to St. Louis or Louisville while I am off. Right now, we seem to be getting all the rain we didn't get in the spring.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
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Sunday, August 12, 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012
Saturday, August 4, 2012
It was a really nice gun show. Met up with some of the regular vendors that display at most of the gun shows around here. There were some different vendors unique to this location as well. I picked up some more .308 for my M1A. Some bulk and some in bandoleer. Never ran across it in the bandoleer before. No luck on the picatinny rail extension. The only vendor that had one (the only one anyone had) wanted about three times the amount for it that I can get one for online. Have to order one on my next bulk ammo order. Had some really interesting items. Picked up a book from one of the vendors. Have to see if the vendor I bought the ammo from buys enbloc clips and empty bandoleers as I have quite a few.
I was going to hit Chick-fil-A on the way home. Looks like Chick-fil-A is doing extremely well. I never heard of them until the news media started all the hoopla. Checked out their website and the food looks good. The parking lot is full, people are lined up in the drive through, around the building and on the street going to the restaurant. Have to wait for another day to try it out. Glad to see they are not being hurt by the latest media frenzy. It is a true shame that freedom of speech and a person voicing their personal opinion has to stir up the dregs of society and the media has to feed the fire. Hopefully Obama gets the same treatment come November. Hopefully people line up that way at the polls to voice their opinions again. Maybe there is a small glimmer of hope for people yet. Ever,ever so small.
Tomorrow is club day. Have to go play around at cowboy town and the range. Need to mow the lawn first. Can't believe it is finally raining a bit and greening back up out there again. I don't think it is going to come back full again this year. It is only a few weeks before Frog Follies comes to the 4H center again. Year is flying by. Seems like I was just there.
Friday, August 3, 2012
The banquet was really nice. I saw a few of the members from the club as well as most of the local politicians. Senator Jim Tomes was there. He is a member at the club as well as heading up the local 2nd amendment patriots. He always has some interesting things to say and keeps us well informed as to what is going on in the Senate. They had some really nice prizes and the auctions were really interesting. I didn't win any guns or the safe, but I did win a nice knife. The fillet of Mignon dinner was excellent. The night was capped off by a much needed rain. Managed to knock out the hot job at work so I don't have to work this weekend. They have a gun show at the 4H center one county over. They usually have some nice collectibles and old western wares.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Today was the club meeting, tomorrow, the NRA banquet. I always have a great time there. I believe some of the club members will be there. Usually bump in to some of the neighbors as well. I will take some pictures this time around. Last time I forgot my camera. It is usually a pretty nice affair.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
It is actually quite pleasant outside for a change. May head up to the county fair tomorrow. Like to hit the club for a little bit and play with the AR for a while. Neighbor dropped by yesterday. His wife wants a new white vinyl privacy fence. He asked if I would like his old one if he gets a new one. It is a six foot wood fence in pristine condition. He always takes really good care of his property. Price is right. He says if I tear it down, I can have it. Have to wait and see if he is able to get the new fence at the price he wants. If I get the old one, I will get a quote from his fence guy for sinking the posts for my fence. It would work out well. I wanted to upgrade the fence a few years down the line, and with most of the materials supplied, can't go wrong. If he doesn't get the fence, I may have them quote a wooden one for me while they are in the neighborhood. I have repaired the one I have, but it is just a picket fence and the contractor didn't put it in very well. It would cut into the dog's favorite hobby of barking at everyone walking by.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012
It rained hard last night and again during the day today. The grass needed it badly as do the farmers. Hasn't really cooled it off alot, but it is still much better than 110 degree we were getting. I got up and hit the auction this morning and made a day of it. The Colt huntsman and the Browning pistol both went for a decent price, so I skipped them. Jungle carbine went for $500. I already have one, but if it had gone cheap, I would have snatched it up. I could not, however, pass up the Luger. I managed to get an all numbers matching 1937 Luger, two magazines and a holster with tool for $1200. They generally go much higher. Left grip has a scratch in it and there is minor wear on the bluing, but all in all, I think it was a good deal. Most websites are listing them around $2000 without the accessories.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Tomorrow is the big gun auction. I went to the preview today. They even have a couple machine guns on the block. No M14 though. I will have a real M14 one day. They have a MAC 10 with lots of magazines and a silencer bringing the tax stamp alone up to $400. The gun alone usually goes for around $5000. They have a jungle carbine. I have one , but will watch this one. Down here, military guns don't go for what they do up north. If it goes cheap, I will have two. They have an International Harvester Garrand. One can never have too many Garrands. They have a few Nazi Lugers that I will be watching close. There is a Browning BDA .380 up as well. I have one, but my brother does not. If it goes cheap enough, I can snag it for him. There are some really nice wall hangers I would like as well. There is a M1 carbine there. If it is priced right, it has possibilities. The Monster truck show is going on all weekend too, so there is plenty to do.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Got up early and headed down to Bowling Green Kentucky for the day. Hit the Corvette museum and some other local fare. Weather was nice, until the trip back. Ran into a heck of a storm. The temp dropped radically, rain coming horizontally and rather hard to see where I was going. Pulled under a bridge and waited for it to clear a little bit. It did cool it down about fifteen degrees in a matter of a few minutes.
Hit a gun store in Kentucky on the way home and found the scope I have been looking for. The price was the best I found anywhere, including the internet. I need to get a picatinny rail extension as I can't quite get the scope eye relief set quite where I would like it. It is a really nice scope made for the AR's. It has an adjustable objective lens that is scaled. Sight in the scope at 25 yards with the lens set at 25. Then all that is needed is rotate lens adjustment to number of yards and shoot. You are sighted in. Taking her out in the morning for a little exercise. I will check Red Ghost gun shop on the way and see if he has the extension I need.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Went out to feed the fish this morning and found the plant I bought for the pond had bloomed. I finally found a plant I can't kill. Place it in water and it takes care of itself. Fish use it for shade as well. Also helps keep the algae down. Hard to forget to water it when it is in the pond.
After Knob Creek, I hit Louisville zoo. It is a really nice zoo. Weather was perfect. Lots of walking. They had some rather interesting displays. The polar bear was having a blast diving for toys. It was great to get outside for a bit after the long heat wave we have been enduring. Not sure what to do tomorrow. Might hit the range if it is nice. If it is raining, off to Bowling Green to take in the corvette assembly line or Mammoth cave.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Louisville in the morning. I am going to head over to the knob Creek gun shop and also check out the gun range. It will be interesting to see it in it's normal state. I always go during the machine gun shoots. They only charge ten dollars for a day at the range, or you can get a membership for a reasonable price. They have the scope I want for the AR in stock for a decent price. Plan on hitting the Louisville zoo on my way back. Should be a decent trip. I hit the little local zoo today just to get out in the fresh air. The heatwave has subsided quite a bit. The little zoo in Evansville isn't much to see. I am use to being up north where I would hit Brookfield zoo a few times a year. It is hard to beat Brookfield. Thursday will either be a range day if it doesn't rain, or a cave day if it does. Just have to decide between Mammoth and Merengo.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Headed to the range this morning to meet up with one of the kids from work. He wanted to try out my SKS and AR. I also brought out the Garrand, M1A, and a slew of my pistols. Two of my favorite pistols to plink with at the regular range are my Browning and Colt .22's. He really liked them. They are incredibly smooth. I can't figure out why they don't still manufacture these models as they are so enjoyable to shoot and accurate as well. He will be looking for one at the gun shows to add to his collection. His girlfriend had to work, so she wasn't able to join us today. She is looking for a carry gun, but doesn't know what she wants. I told him to line up with me and I will bring a selection of different calibers out for her to try.
He got to try out the different military guns. The AR is a real pleasure to shoot. I keep bracing for the recoil that isn't there. She shoots incredibly nice. I need to figure out what type of scope I want to put on it. Did pretty well with the iron sights. The Garrand got a good workout. We had the gong on the hundred yard line going pretty good. The SKS got some exercise as well. I don't shoot it much since I got the Garrand, so it was nice seeing someone enjoying it for a while.
The area is incredibly dry. They have fireworks bans in the effect all over Kentucky and lower Indiana. The caretaker at the club said they have had six fires started along the railroad tracks by the trains going by. The railroad now has a pickup truck on the tracks that follows the trains to put out fires and report ones they can't control. There is alot of dry brush on both sides of the tracks. The whole area is heavily wooded. I heard they lost several acres to fire a week ago. While we were at the range, we saw smoke rising from the other side of the tracks. We were going to call it in when we heard the sirens. One of the houses in the subdivision next to the club caught fire and burned to the ground. Don't know what the cause was as of yet. Fortunately, after getting home, we got a really heavy rain that actually soaked the ground fairly well. Hope we get some more. It didn't cool it down at all, but the rain is sure a blessing. Feel sorry for the poor displaced family. Hope nobody got hurt.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Monday, July 2, 2012
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
I arrived home from work to a package on my stoop. My upper has arrived. I managed to get it assembled. All except for the bolt release. The roll pin they sent is a tad to thick. I tried putting it in, but it was trying to sheer so I stopped and removed it. I will pick one up from work tomorrow. For now, I put everything together and just looped a twist tie through roll pin hole to hold the release in place. I can remove tie and push pin in tomorrow evening. I still want to strip the upper and clean it before firing. I just couldn't wait to put it togeather to see how she looked and felt. I installed flip sights for the time being. I want to pick out a scope for it, but need to figure out what exactly I want. Sights flip out of way, so they will be good back up anyhow.
Hopefully, it will make it to the range this weekend. With the temps hovering around 107, range day may have to wait a little while. We shall see.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Need to get the fence posts sunk this weekend too. It is still nice out and would like to finish project before it gets too hot out. Naturally, most of the utilities run right through the eight foot span I need to sink the posts.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
I hit the big military / gun show at the Freedom hall in Louisville this morning. It was HUUUUGE. Lots of really interesting items. There were a lot of antique guns all over. Real guns and periphenalia of western days. Guns from all eras of war. Uniforms, duffle bags and anything you could think of. Saw some really nice Garrands including both the C and D sniper rifles. I finally laid my hands on an unmolested Krag rifle. He had it marked $600 but I got him down to $500. Serial number shows it was manufactured January of 1903. Doesn't look bad for 109 years old.
My buddy at work warned me not to bother with the show because most vendors only sell to people with either an FFL or C& R license. So I remembered to take my C&R license allong and got to use it for the first time. I think that helped out on the price break. There were a few really nice M1 carbines for sale as well, but I didn't pick one up this time around. I was hoping on picking up some bulk .308 ammo for the M1A while I was there, but I didn't see any. It took a good five hours to see everyting. Definitely going to be watchng for the next show. They had some great food there as well. Parking was a breeze. I love driving through Kentucky. It is always a scenic drive.