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

― Frank Herbert

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Saturday

Accidentally deleted two good comments when I was cleaning out the spam filter.  One concerned throwing the Islamic murderers who chucked those people over the side, back into the ocean. I concur and would happily give them a shove to help them on their way.

The other was about a comment someone made exciting the wrath of my little Troll. That's ok, I thought she might have choked on her own venom , nice to know she's still alive. I guess....

  For some reason, both wound up in the spam filter. Sorry for the mistake.

I notice lots of people are taking advantage of the good weather to garden. Not much activity on the different blogs I read. After this past winter no one can blame people for getting outdoors. I did some shooting today myself, worked out with a Sig P226 and a Springfield 1903.





I'm glad to say I can still hit what I aim at, within reason.  This also gives me some reloading to work on when it starts raining again tomorrow.


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  1. I'm way behind on my range time. Love your choice of guns to shoot.

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    1. I have a 100 yard range behind my barn. Given that's about the maximum distance you can normally see in the mountains, other than from ridge lines and mountain tops, it works ok. I got two West German produced Sig P226 pistols when I worked part time at the gun counter many years ago. Great guns.

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  2. And there I was thinking my comment got ate up by the ethernet.
    I need to find a new sand pit to shoot in. The last one got closed down by the owner as some dregs found it convenient to dump old appliances there and ruined it for all of us. Must be nice to be able to walk out in your own back yard and do some target shooting. Living in suburbia that is not an option.

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    1. I still belong to the tri county gun club, which has a very nice range, but I don't go out there often. Too many people. I can shoot on my own property with a lot less fuss.

      About the only way to shoot these days is out in the country. The ranges in the suburban areas are being shut down by nuisance suits left and right.

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  3. Come on Harry - I thought you were going to plant a few things this year as well! Do it just to please a guy in England!

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    1. And me in South Africa. And your wife...;)

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    2. I'm going to plant some corn and a few other items, but I need some dry days to do it. There was rain all yesterday, last night, and today there are massive thunderstorms rolling through, coming out of Alabama. I don't want to try the raised beds on the slopes here, that didn't work out last year.

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    3. Dani, we are going to get some planting done just as soon as the weathe lets up. The soil is going to be easier to work now that it's sodden, but I wonder if the seeds will rot. Only one way to find out, I guess.

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  4. I shot last weekend. My new little Ruger LCP Custom. It is a pretty nice little pocket rocket. Not exactly what I would want to face 3 armed thugs with but doing errands around my sleepy little town during the day isn't exactly super high risk.

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    1. Well, I can't remember who said it, but there's a quote to the effect that a .22 in your pocket is better than a .45 on the bureau at home when the bad thing happens.

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  5. I got a decent deal on a SIG 226 at a gun show last fall, and a few weeks before that, a better deal on a Kahr CM9. For some reason, I find the tiny, lightweight Kahr a lot easier to shoot in terms of recoil, accuracy, trigger-action than the SIG, even using identical 9x19mm loads. Seems like the recoil is more straight back-inline, if you will, with the Kahr, though I want to believe the SIG would hold up better with more shooting, over time. KB

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    1. KB, when I worked at the gun counter years ago, the Kahr's were considered to be cheap, bottom line weapons. But over the years, they have improved dramatically and now a lot of people carry them as their first line weapon. I don't own any Kahrs, as I'm still a steel pistol person and fond of the M1911A1. The plastic fantastic guns I bought were usually acquired as part of a package in order to get something I really wanted, or because the price was right.

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  6. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)

    Yeah' tomorrow is the anniversary of The Battle of Lexington. If I recall correctly.

    I will also be hitting the range in celebration of the 'Liberty and the Second Amendment.

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    1. CC, I just needed to keep in practice. Even with my trusty USMC shooting jacket, I don't fire many rounds from full power battle rifles at one time. The 9mm is easier (and cheaper), and probably more practical in terms of what I might actually be using.

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  7. My Kahr seems to work just fine and I've heard fine things about the ones made over the past two or three years, as mine was. Then again, I still think they have a checkered quality history, even recently. Good to get another (respected, sir!) opinion on same, though. I still betcha the SIG 226 will outlast it. You mentioned this "Last Man on Earth" show on Fox weeks ago, and I was intrigued. Well-sir, I work a lot of Sunday evenings, but have managed to catch parts of most of the episodes, and well, they've "Hollywooded" the crap out of it. If I were Phil Miller, I think I might well kill off all of my new friends, except maybe the enigmatic, if obnoxious Kristen Schaal character. KB

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  8. KB, I think the Kahr's have a good reputation now. I just don't own one so my experience is very limited there. I have had my Sig's for many years, and I like them a lot. There is a raging argument among Sig owners as to whether or not the West German guns (oldest of the different makers) are the best, but as far as I know they all work fine.

    The Last Man on Earth is just a comedy. There's no attempt whatsoever at any realism in the show. I just watch it because in a bizarre sort of way, it's funny. Goodbye World is a show I didn't know anything about until this weekend, but apparently lots of people have seen it on Netflix. I thought it was just released 4 April but that can't be true because it wouldn't be on Netflix yet, I don't think.

    Phil Miller is a real loser, but someone I watch his misadventures week after week!
    ;-)

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  9. "Goodbye World" is one I may well have to check out-I read the review and am intrigued. It'd be *really* hard if relative after relative after friend and shirt-tail cousin started showing up at one's "retreat" or somewhat-prosperous wayback rural farm like some of my kin own and it might be kinda hard to turn folks away, but one would have to, eventually, maybe even with the assistance of hot lead if folks got too insistent. KB

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    1. You couldn't turn away family but unanticipated arrivals could scupper you in short order. Most of the people who have seen the movie were not impressed. I plan to see it but won't expect too much.

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  10. Y'know, I did end up watching it a couple of nights ago. The characters were irritating, post-hippie Silicon Valley techie Californians without a whole lot of common sense and one break-open Webley or Enfield (can't remember the difference, that British revolver in what we call .38 S & W) amongst 'em for a firearm, and an aversion to same. Too much pot being smoked and just silly attitudes on most things, but at least the top-knot ponytail guy who owned the retreat had the good sense to have stocked up a bunch of canned goods, antibiotics and other drugs in a designated freezer, and a solar panel power setup. Still, James, Wes,ley, Raw,les, or however he writes his name out these days, would not approve. Neither did K,B, though it was somewhat entertaining. I wouldn't want be anywhere *near* California in any kind of grid-down situation-too many people, not enough of anything real being produced even in the best of times to be "sustainable" as they're so fond of saying.

    I think my folks would take in their older siblings and my brother's, and my small families, and on their acreage, we could do a lot of gardening in addition to the rice/beans/wheat large crops, assuming markets for same held up, and we could surely grow enough livestock to feed us and do some trading, but with a half-dozen seventy-somethings, an eighty-something or two, a couple little kids and a couple of angry, and determined, but fat, well-armed forty-ish year old guys, well, defending hearth and home under such conditions might be a challenge. Being 3+ hours by road from the nearest big city helps-surely the Memphians on the roam would surely mostly kill themselves off before they got to the farm, as would the Saint Louisians and Little Rock...ers. Rather macabre, ain't I? KB

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    1. KB, I've got to see this movie but I will have to order the film, it won't show in our local theater. All we get there are kids cartoon shows, and "let's race cars in the street" type garbage. Anything that might make someone think is assiduously filtered out of the theater programming.

      I wouldn't want to be in The Peoples Republic of California or in any of the adjacent states. I already saw a news segment on how Californians are bailing out of the state as the water crisis gets worse, and heading to Montana. As soon as they get there, they start trying to change it into "California II".

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