Monday, September 13, 2010

Shoot'n and Blogg'n

Since it's probably not in the dictionary, how does one write Blog'n? One G or two? Part of the reason I started this was to make be a better writer but maybe there's little hope for that..

We finally got some range time in and I finally found a few minutes to write. We have so much going on with the family. My wife is taking a new job in North Carolina, my son's going to be life guarding before school and swimming after, and my little one has an afternoon packed with swimming and dance. I'm going to need a couple extra hours a day for all the running To to steal a line from Emily, sleep is for the weak!

I finally got the SR9c out for it's trial run and put 150 or so rounds of Winchester white box through it. It ran flawlessly, as expected, and I've decided that it will be my new carry gun. It's much easier to conceal, lighter, and easier to shoot than my M&P 40 compact. My SR9 is just too big, especially in New York, where your limited to 10 rounds. Half the grip is empty plastic.

My son has decided he wants one too.

We decided to celebrate diversity with the M&P 15 with a Leupold 1.5-5x tactical scope, the Ruger SR9, SR9c and my sons Henry Big Boy in .45 Colt.

Good news!! The S&W bodyguard .380 that I won at the NRA meeting is on it's way. I should have it this week and I'm looking forward to it replacing my Beretta .32 pocket gun. Maybe a little Sunday trial after our club meeting followed by a range report..

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Muzzleloading Range Time

I finally got a little range time in, unfortunately not as much as I wanted or needed. I needed to get my muzzleloader sighted in and wanted to get some time with the AR and a couple of pistols. I have some land that needed mowed and since I didn't get out there at all in August the grass (now a field) was pretty high and took more time than I had planned.
I did spend a couple of hours with my CVA Electra muzzleloader though, and although I can't get the sight where I want it, I love this gun. The problem is, it's shooting four inches high from 25 - 100 yards with 300gr bullets, and I'm out of room to adjust it any further. I wanted to scope it anyway so I guess I better start shopping..


The electronic ignition means no messing with percussion caps or 209 primers, just drop the powder, push down the bullet, and your ready to shoot. The bottom line, less stuff to lose in the field, especially when hunting.

Oh, and the trigger is amazing. Since you are not pulling an assortment of mechanical parts inside when pulling the trigger, you basically just have a lever with a smooth straight pull until the electrical contacts touch.


Top left was the first shot a 75 yards. I moved the sight to the right and then down as much as I could and got a really nice group, except the one high and right that I pulled. The one dead center I just aimed four inches low. Nice!

Look here, CVA is giving one away..

Sausage Waffles

While I agree that bacon makes everything better, I believe I have found a way to improve on Breda's bacon waffles.

I bring you the sausage waffle!



















Bob Evans bulk hot sausage, crumbled as it is cooked, then dropped into the batter after pouring into the waffle iron. While I loved the bacon waffles, I found that a lot of the bacon goodness was hidden. This may be a result of the Belgium waffle's thickness, as I have a waffle iron that makes those nice restaurant sized waffles.
The stronger flavor of the spicy sausage holds up to the waffle. Top with real maple syrup and you have an incredible flavor.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

A Quiet Dinner

We finally got a babysitter for the little one and took my 17 year old son out for a nice dinner. He's been a big help watching Elizabeth this summer and he deserved a treat. This great seafood tray is served at 2 Vine in Rochester, NY. I highly recomend it!



















Of course, my camera shy wife is ducking out of the way so as not to be in the photo.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Mmmmm, Octoberfest Beer!

I have always tended to favor ale's, usually Bass, in the summer heat, but this Spaten Octoberfest may be my new favorite warm weather beer. At least until I start brewing again...

Still Fearing the Bitter Clingers..

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/09/01/obama-administration-reverses-course-forbids-sale-antique-m-rifles/

A State Department spokesman said the administration's decision was based on concerns that the guns could fall into the wrong hands.

"The transfer of such a large number of weapons -- 87,310 M1 Garands and 770,160 M1 Carbines -- could potentially be exploited by individuals seeking firearms for illicit purposes," the spokesman told FoxNews.com.

 
What is wrong with these people? You can purchase a brand new M1 Carbine from Auto Ordinance, so how does stopping the importation of antiques do anything other than hurt the collector. Auto Ordinance even makes an EBR version just to piss off the Brady's. As for the M1, there are a few small shops building them, and you can still find them for sale at gun shows, or you can buy an M1A from Springfield Armory, (M1 The Next Generation) which has an "evil" detachable magazine.
 
For anyone that says this administration is not anti-gun, you are wrong. They have just failed because the average person in America does not believe that gun control does anything to stop crime. Most understand that it's not about guns, it's about control!
 
Obama's "gun control"
  1.  "Assault weapons" ban
  2.  Blame American guns for Mexico's drug violence, and ban "assault weapons".
  3.  Can't buy a firearm if your on the terror watch list.
  4.  Lead ammunition ban.
  5.  Stop South Korea from selling M1's.  ??
And in the 2012 election....
OBAMA

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Oh, To Be King!

So the wanna be king of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick says he wishes it wasn't a free country..



Funny how there's no mention of it in the boston herald article on the same subject. Hmmm..., I wonder if there is any bias there.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Four Rules of Gun Safety are Forgotten Again!

It's sad to see how often one of the "professionals" makes gun ownership look bad. Knowing several members of law enforcement and the military, it never ceases to amaze me how little safety training, or reinforcement these folks get.

http://www.kfor.com/news/local/kfor-news-gun-fired-kills-neighbor-story,0,6972637.story

I can not understand why he didn't report the incident. By not calling 911, this dude may have let this woman die.
And this is all because he couldn't remember four rules. If he would have just remembered one, keep the gun pointed in a safe direction, this woman wouldn't be dead.

Here's a reminder boys and girls
Treat every gun as if it's loaded.
Keep it pointed in a safe direction.
Keep your finger off the trigger.
Be sure of your target and what is behind it.

San Francisco Not So Gun Shy After All!

Looks like San Francisco might be afraid of the Second Amendment Foundation...
http://www.theoutdoorwire.com/story/1283329309k7ef33f870k

There's a post linking to the posters at Another Gun Blog Of course it's the work of every gunnies favorite photographer Oleg Volk

When Did Photography Become a Crime?

Last I knew, freedom of the press was still protected. Most of the time it seems like the only liberty the media even cares to protect. I believe photography/videography falls under that protection.

http://carlosmiller.com/

This is an important lesson to remember in this election season. Judges can be more important than legislators when it comes to protecting our liberty. At the end of the day, it is a judge that will interpret the law and the constitution. As a New Yorker, dependant on a judges to "allow" me to own and/or carry a handgun, I know how important picking the right one can be. Hopefully, with the help of the Second Amendment Foundation that will soon change in New York. http://saf.org/viewpr-new.asp?id=331