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.