“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”

― Frank Herbert

Monday, September 30, 2013

I was reading The Other Ryans Blog. He asked a rhetorical question , "what did you do to prepare this week."


I couldn't think of a thing.   I actually lost ground because my security camera system went down for the final count.  I knew I must have done something positive.  But all I can come up with is this: 


I did get 200 rounds of .45 ACP.   First I got two boxes of 50 rounds, and then today 
I got one box of 100 rounds, bulk packed.  There was a big sign that said customers were limited to two boxes of ammo per day.  I told the clerk I wanted two of these bulk packed 100 rounds.  He said I could only have 100 rounds, period.  The guy was from the auto department. He was the only one I could find to get the keys to the ammo locker that early, the others all blew me off by saying the Dilbert with the keys didn't come in til 7.00.  But this fellow was nice enough to go get the keys so I just shut up and took what I could get.


So, in the last 10 days I've been able to get about 200 rounds of .45 ACP all told.  One of my carry guns is a Kimber Custom II.


Now that colder weather is here, I'll be going back to wearing a vest , so I can go with a  Galco Miami Classic shoulder rig and carry a bigger pistol.  The Kimber will feed just about anything, but I use commercial loads for actual carry.  I shoot my own reloads for practice.

That's pretty much all I can say I've done, so I suppose I haven't much to crow about.  There is a big preparedness expo in  one of the cities in a neighboring  state towards the end of October. We are planning on going down there and staying Friday and Saturday to see it.  As long as it isn't too cold, that is, because we can't leave the house unheated in below freezing weather and I don't fancy driving off and leaving propane heaters on.


22 comments:

  1. I'm drooling over that Kimber (not to be confused with our dear Kymber, although she's quit the pistol in her own right)

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    1. Sorry, that should be "quite the pistol"

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  2. I'd trade my Kimber, 500 rounds of ammo, 2 ponies, 3 knives, an iron pot and a blanket for the other Kymber. But I guess J would not approve and she'd never leave him. So my Kimber is safe.

    I used to carry an AutoOrdnance M1911. It was cheap, had a crappy phosphate finish, and if it got dinged it didn't matter. Was a reliable gun, though. But I became fashion conscious and decided no man should appear in public without a nice Kimber or ParaOrdnance. It's a fashion statement. ;-)

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    1. If I toss in an old nanny goat, an old 240 v window unit AC, a bunch of parts for a Mustang GT, do you think that will sweeten the pot enough to get her down here?

      Can anyone help add anything else to help?

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  3. Why I will go up there under the pretense of going trout fishing and kidnap her for that piece.

    That's a sweet pistol.

    I used to have one of the limited addition actual colt government models in the satin finish. Best 1911 I ever owned. I can't talk about what happened to it to this day.

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    1. I have a Colt M1911 that says "colt custom shop" on the slide. But it isn't a Gold Cup. I went into the general store one day back in the early 1990's, and Larry the Gun Counter Guy said I had to see it. He said a local doctor had special ordered it, never fired it, then traded it in. It doesn't have a model number on it but it looks like a standard Series 70 M1911A1. I wonder if it is a limited edition gun? It's not in any of my annual guides. I still have it. At the back of one of the safes, somewhere. Never fired it.

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  4. bahahahahahah! Harry, buddy - you had me at "kimber"! i love anything made my kimber but your piece is pretty sweet!

    Matt - you really are a nutter! no, i mean it! lots of love bud!

    PioneerP - all your honeys are belong to us. that is all!

    btw - you 3 are some of the funniest guys on the net! and some of the best! thanks for the laugh guys!

    oh Harry - if you wanted to gift me that sweet kimber...well that would be really nice - bahahahahah!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Alas, I thought people of your particular national designation couldn't own handguns anymore...... So near, and yet so far!

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  5. In a perfect world I would carry a 1911 all the time, some say they are outdated but I live mine.

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    1. I "grew up" on the M1911. Most of the ones we had were about completely shot out and dated to WW2 but it was a fine issue pistol. I like the .45 ACP because if you hit somebody with it, anywhere, they are going to leave you alone. I know the 9mm guns can carry more rounds, but I saw a bumper sticker once that said "why shoot twice when once will do?" Made sense to me.

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  6. On second thought if I go up there and kidnap kymber I will need an extra M-14 to sweeten the deal and buy off Jamby.

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    1. Ya know, J has always struck me as a Southern Redneck man at heart, and I say that as a complement, and I got to thinking as to the perfect list of things to offer him.

      and if this doesn't persuade him to send her to harry's.... nothin' will

      Twelve-pack of Bud,
      eleven wrestlin' tickets,
      ten of Copenhagen,
      nine years probation,
      eight table dancers,
      seven packs of Red Man,
      six cans of Spam,
      five flannel shirts,
      four big mud tires,
      three shotgun shells,
      two huntin dogs,
      and (and previously mentioned) some parts to a Mustang GT.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJOe3CXE-mA

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    2. That's a lucrative offer, I must say. Even J must be tempted by that.

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    3. A good woman is hard to find. Once you do, you have to keep her. This is the Tao of Flashman. I am sure J agrees.

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    4. Preppy, if you carried off Kymber, what would you do with your first wife? Remember, the Chinese symbol for happiness is the symbol of a house with the symbol of a woman inside it. But the symbol for misery is the house symbol with two symbols for woman draw inside it.

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  7. have you tried an IWB holster like a supertuck? you can carry full size 1911 all day in comfort even doing physical labor.

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    1. Never even heard of one. I usually use a little pigskin inside the belt holster with a Walther PPK in it during summer, because I just wear t shirts. Is that one of those holsters that look like a back brace?

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  8. Harry, That reminds me I got 3x50rd boxes of Tula steel cased 9mm FMJ at Wally World this week. 200 rounds of .45acp at decent prices is a score for sure.

    Owned a Springfield Mil Spec 1911 .45 once. Beautiful gun in a classic way though it's no Kimber. Ended up selling it to simplify calibers. Don't regret the decision as it funded a bunch of spare parts which I needed. Also I like the round count of 9mm for 2 legged predators and the ballistics of .357mag for 4 legged ones so the .45 was an awkward wallflower. Some day I would like to get a lightweight stainless commander sized .45 though for no particular reason I can pin down.

    Think Mrs Flashman might have some imput on the Kymber trade but we can all dream a bit.

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    1. Well, I have often thought maybe it would be a good idea to be a polygamist, so I could have more than one wife. That way, when one was at work the other would still be around to keep me company and take care of me in my old age.

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    2. teehee Harry - jambaloney has often said the same thing! and i would let him be a polygamist too...as long as i could also be one. that way, when he's out fishing in the evening with Sweet Sandy, me and you could be sitting by the fire. or out panning. doesn't matter to me.

      or heck, maybe you two could be out fishing and me and Sandy and your wife would be enjoying a glass of red wine on the porch.

      your friend,
      kymber

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    3. No, it only works for the guys, Kymber. In a perfect world, men could have all the wives they wanted, but the women could only have one husband. Otherwise, there would be mass murder and soon there would be no men left at all. Thus spoke Zarathustra.

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  9. Ryan,
    Aren't you worried about steel cased ammo breaking the extractor on your pistola?

    Ah, the youth of today. The .45 is a man's gun. The 9mm was adopted largely because all the women flooding into the service could get their little bitty hands around the stocks. How did it come to this? >:(

    To tell the truth, other than just the sheer beauty of a well made pistol, an AutoOrdnance .45, or a Springfield, or a Gold Cup, or any other serviceable .45 would do me in a pinch because outside of 20 feet I doubt I could hit a Wooly Mammoth.

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