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

― Frank Herbert

Monday, January 19, 2015


Warm and sunny today, so I worked outside as long as there was light. You never finish. I can't keep up with the maintenance on the buildings I have and I am planning to build another one. I need more storage space, and there's a lot of bulk storage I'd like to move out of my shop. The basement storage room was originally built as a shop, with shelves and work benches, then I filled it with pails of nitrogen packed food. I could move that out of there as well, and have more work space in the house. Buildings aren't actually that tough to put up.  Still need to do some planning, though.

Michael Moore is getting a lot of face time on TV for saying that snipers in general are cowards. It's grotesque, when creatures like that presume to speak on such a subject. Reminds me of King Henry and Beckett. "Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest." Only instead of priest we should say "pr**k."  Fat androgynous slug. What does he know about anything to do with the military?

I am carrying a Taurus hammerless snubby now. Lo! how the mighty are fallen!   It's just lighter. I have it loaded with .357 frangible ammo.   One nice thing about a revolver, it doesn't leave inconvenient shell casings laying around, and frangible bullets don't leave any embarrassing ballistic data to clutter things up.

Not much else to report from the mountain top tonight.


26 comments:

  1. I must be thinking of something from the wrong angle. It would seem to me that even bullet fragments would have the print of at least one land and/or groove.

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    1. Frangible pistol ammo fragments to such an extent that ballistics data can't be derived from the remnants. It also has the additional benefit of not penetrating walls and killing some innocent in the next apartment. It is not as efficient in stopping an evil doer as hollow points but life is all about compromise.

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  2. If Moore's relative was as big of an ass as he is I certainly understand why a sniper took him out.

    Last time I took my Taurus out, after firing a round I realized that the cylinder either rotated too far or not enough. It didn't line up and I had to rotate it to the next hole. The remainder of the cylinder shot ok. Any thoughts?

    Matt

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    1. Not off the top of my head. Let me look in some of my gunsmithing books. What throws me is that the problem only manifested itself in the first round.

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  3. Storage is domething we need too! We have the basement and garage plus a car port type storage for the tractor. My car fits in the garage but more and more equipment is moving in.

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    1. You can never have enough storage space. As you acquire more equipment and supplies what was once adequate doesn't fit the bill anymore. The hardest part of a new building for me is running the power and water out to it. My buildings have to be heated in winter and coooled in summer, and that has to be taken into account as well with the load planning. Still, I have to have some kind of project going all the time.

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  4. Still carrying my little LCP. The gun actually on your person is better than than the hand cannon in the safe. The snubby should be a good little pocket gun.

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    1. My usual carry guns are the Sig P226, the Browning High Power, the Beretta 92, or the M1911a. I have Galco or Jackass Leather Company shoulder rigs for those. But lately weight has become an increasing irritant and I find that the little snubby in an ankle holster is less bothersome. It works for a trip to town. If I were going further than that I would carry one of the bigger guns and just put up with the aggravation.

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  5. Harry - feeling too "in love" to get technical or political! my Dear Uncle Gerald always called Mr. Moore "that fat faggot from Detroit". hmmmm. i am big believer in axe handles...and wield one with incredible accuracy....just in case the pink cammo Remington 597 is too far out of reach.....right! like that's ever gonna happen! buddy - don't even talk to me about storage space. you have like what? 25 outbuildings? and we have a sad-ass excuse for a shed, a sad-ass excuse for our generator and only recently built a storage shed for our atv! goodness - we need oxfam or unicef funding!!! bahahahahahah! or maybe you can put a good word for us in with obama and michele and get us some serious funding? buddy, shouldn't you be helping your canadian neighbours???

    all kidding aside, much love to you and yours always! your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Kymber, I do have a few outbuildings, but I don't have one built expressly for storage unless I count my barn. It's getting kind of crowded and a decent wood framed building, with insulation and a good metal roof would go a long way to alleviating the storage problems.

      With J up there you two can have anything you want. I never knew a man who could build so much with so little.

      Michael Moore is a loathsome miscreant. I can't understand how that gross and repulsive body hasn't had a stroke or a heart attack yet!

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    2. Hey Kymber,

      You said a very bad thing about micheal moore.

      That was very bad, albeit Micheal Moore is 'lower than amphibian crap' but that's beside the point.
      I don't think he engages in weird sex. In fact I don't think he engages in any sex unless its with a muslem Imam and a goat.

      Micheal Moore said his Uncle was killed in WW2 by a sniper. Well' hell was he a Nazi or was he Japanease???

      What side was he on????

      Personally, I like Snipers. The whole game of war (if played right) is to kill as many bad guys as possible so that increases the chance that the good guys get to go home to their families (alive)

      Maybe the CIA can air drop Micheal Moore into Isis held territory in Syria with a sniper rifle and a mess of ammo and lets see if he uses it, or he gets his head cut off with a dull butcher knife by some guy cross dressing in a black skirt wearing a ski mask.

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  6. We have been loving this warm dry weather. Everything around here had become a real muddy mess.

    You hit the nail on the head with Michael Moore...he is beyond disgusting....


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    1. The weather here today was nice for the first time in week's. It was good to get out for a bit. I see from your photo on your blog that your hens are laying well. That project is coming along well.

      One day we will turn on the news and the hog body will be dead. A month later no one will remember he ever lived.

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    2. I got one or two hens laying right now. Hopefully as the daylight hours get longer, we will have more laying.

      So much for the warm sunny weather..I see this Friday is going to be back wet.

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  7. Hey, Michael Moore is just pissed because every movie he makes falls flat. He is jealous. Maybe he should consider that America is tired of the same old liberal crap that he and other put on the big screen. How many times can you remake spiderman, superman, and batman.

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    1. That and the fact that he has to look at that face every morning. No wonder he's such a nonentity.

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  8. "I am carrying a Taurus hammerless snubby now. Lo! how the mighty are fallen! "

    If there's a HiPower that needs a home........

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    1. It's still a work of art. I'd rather look at a High Power than a Picasso or a Dalai.

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  9. I am glad to hear you are enjoying a few nice days of sunshine Harry. Sounds like you are keeping yourself busy through the cold winter :)

    xTania

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    1. I try to Tania. Sometimes it's too cold to do much outside, but I have plenty of hobbies to keep me busy, and I can always find something to do.

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  10. Not fallen, adapting.
    Mark of a real survivor, not a fossil.
    Now I want one. Grins.
    Strelsi

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    1. Hey, Strelsi. Glad things are going ok out your way. It was all your work on your place that motivated me to start thinking about putting up another storage building.

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  11. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)

    I prefer 1911's or the 1911 frame type because of the safeties and the ability to load with a mag.
    I am looking at a smaller lighter version and that's the Sig 939 9mm. Its like a mini 1911, five shot 9 mil that can take any 9 mm ammo. For a concealed carry pocket rocket that can really be carried in a pocket. That's the my first pick.

    I love big 1911 hog legs, but they are like carrying a cinder block around all the time.
    If I was going to get a wheel gun and being I should have been a cowboy. I think I would get a Colt .45 single action that can also fire .45 ACP. I want a modern upgrade adjustable, tritium nightsights so I can shoot critters and varmints in the dark (critters and varmints, you have never seen a Texas size Possum)


    On a side note; did you see that video of the 'Psycho in Pocatello' that smashed through the door with a machete. He got dropped by three rounds from a 9mm about two steps after he came through the door. The occupant in the dwelling had no other choice but to shoot him. The 'Psycho came through the door like Jack Nicholson in 'The Shining' and was going to use that machete.

    That's another reason why we have a Second Amendment.

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    1. If you have a Single Action Army in mind I think you'll have to stick with .45 Colt as opposed to .45 ACP. I never heard of one in the .45 ACP chambering and if you found one, you'd have to use those little half moon clips with it. There are some World War I Vintage Colt New Models out there that use .45 ACP but the half moon clips are a pain in the rear.

      I didn't catch that about the incident in Pocatello. Can't say I blame the occupant of the building for shooting the guy.

      I just had this little snub nose on hand. It was part of a "lot" of guns I bid on at an ATF auction to get some others I really wanted. It's light, and holds six rounds, which is enough for anything that might happen between here and town, or in town. I'd go back to the bigger guns for traveling, but your analogy to carrying a cinder block is a valid one. It didn't bother me when I was younger but it does now.

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  12. I like wheel guns. I have the Ruger SP101 in .357 with the 3 inch barrel. But it is not a light gun. That's why I like my Sigma 9mm and it carries a whole lot more rounds. And in the event that I should need to use it, turning it in to the authorities won't hurt quite as much. As far as that sniveling POS Moore goes, a one way ticket out the back of a C-130 to the middle of ISIS territory would be a good solution. See how far his hate America ideology will take him among them.

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    1. I have an SP-100 if I can find it. It "went missing" a year ago October at about the same time my daughter brought her boyfriends morally challenged teenager to the house. Since it was one of the guns I have placed around the house out of sight, it wasn't in the safe. My daughter assures me he didn't take it as he is afraid of guns, and my wife says I put it somewhere and forgot where. Since this has happened more than once in the past, it's possible. If so though, I sure put it somewhere hard to find.

      Seth Roget is now getting snarky about the film American Sniper, and Liam Neeson had some kind of mental fit and did a rant about guns in America while he was pimping one of his movies in some Arab country. So I guess I won't be seeing anymore of their movies, which reeks because I liked them both. I don't see why actors can't keep their opinions to themselves. A slug like Moore , who is really just an attention craver, I can see but the other two?

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