Sunday, August 29, 2010

Workin' the SCOPE Booth

While at a recent gun show in Alexander, we were asked if we could set up our table for SCOPE at an open house for K&K Guns in Varysburg. Varysburg is a smaller spec on the map than Alexander, and we weren't really sure whether anyone would be there, but we will try any venue once.
I have to admit, for a small gun shop they had a pretty good turn out. We signed up a few more members and sold raffle tickets for a safe we are giving away in October. The sniper babes had a table and even posed for a few photo's.
The sad part is my wife doesn't call this work. I just don't understand....

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The winnings keep rolling in!

While at the NRA meeting in Charlotte, I won two different raffles/drawings. This Beretta Urika 2 just arrived from a drawing I entered at the Sporting Classics Magazine booth.



It arrived the day after my final league skeet shoot for the season so I'll have to make a "special trip" out to the range to see how it runs. I have a cheap Baikal over/under that I have been using for skeet so this will be a nice change. Who knows, if I can get out for some pheasant, duck or goose hunting this year it may get some real field use as well.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Steal Me?

I was looking for a new vehicle, and the idea of a built in gun safe is a cool idea, but why do I have the feeling that the large "outdoorsman" decal and the wide box over the wheel well might just tell criminals where to acquire a previously enjoyed firearm?

http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2010/08/-ram-adds-holster-for-rifles-to-outdoorsman-model.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cars%2Fkickingtires+%28Kicking+Tires%29

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Schneiderman "Protects Us" With Feel Good Crap!

I'm shocked! Senator Schneiderman got the backing of NYAGV for his attempt to violate our rights and make the hopolophobes in New York City feel all warm and fuzzy!
http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2010/08/eric-schneiderman-gets-backing.html
He is praised for keeping the NRA out of the schools. That can only mean that he prevented the Eddie Eagle program from teaching kids that if they see a gun, "stop, don't touch, leave the area and tell an adult!". Wow, it's a good thing kids aren't learning that lesson. It's so much better that the kids learn to join a gang, deal drugs and kill each other for entertainment while the politicians blame guns and the law abiding gun owners for the failure of the Nanny State.

That brings us to microstamping, the idea that your going to engrave a serial number on a firing pin and in the chamber of a handgun (semi-auto only) and a criminal isn't going to file it off, use an older gun, or a revolver is just plain stupid. Then there are the costs, which of course will be the burden of the law abiding, that's if a handgun is even manufactured to comply.
It's good to have Jackie Hilly, the "intelligent" hopolophobe from NYAGV who say towards the end of The Colbert Report, that 9 out of 10 guns used in crime in NY City come from out of State.
http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/340923/july-08-2010/automatics-for-the-people---ilya-shapiro---jackie-hilly
Ummm, what am I missing? If 9 out of 10 guns used in crime came from out of state, how can microstamping help fight crime in New York?

Blago Guilty, But Not Guilty Enough!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100818/ap_on_re_us/us_blagojevich_trial

So another corrupt, arrogant, scumbag politician (former Illinois Governor, Rob Blagojevich) barely gets a slap on the wrist. I really like the statement, some jurors argued the whole alleged scheme, as ugly as it sounded on the secretly recorded FBI tapes, amounted to "just politics". Are we really that far gone?

I'm still waiting for Charlie Wrangle and Maxine Waters to get what's coming to them, but I won't be holding my breath!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

One Looong week!

So we got back from two weeks in the great white north and now I am playing catch-up. Three busy nights with SCOPE and a fun night at the horse races for my daughters birthday eve. Today it's off to build-a-bear for Elizabeth's 5th birthday! Man, how time passes by.

The work week was crazy and this photo pretty much sums it up!




My daughter decided that it was time to learn to tie shoe laces and I guess mine where as good a place to start as any.. Late to work Thursday.....
Then there was Friday. I got on the NYS Thruway and realized I left my laptop at home. On the Thruway, you have to drive to the next exit 15 miles away, pay the toll, and go back to where you started. When your an IT guy it's hard to say "I guess I just won't use my PC today" :-( Late to work again....
I guess this is why I prefer to work at home..

Monday, August 9, 2010

I really am part redneck!

We shot a 400 bird ATA trap shoot this weekend at the local club and while it was hot, it really wasn't hot enough to look like this. Even though I have crossed the 40 threshold it's still fun to have dad make me wonder what's really in my gene pool...