“Wyrd biõ ful ãræd.”

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Saturday night



CDNN has put out catalog number two of the year.  They're a good supplier for firearms enthusiasts, and have some excellent prices on everything from weapons to parts.   You can download their catalog for free, or you can request a paper catalog on their web page,also at no cost .

 The link is below:

CDNN Sports

It has rained and thundered most of the day.  I walked down the mountain to get my mail, rain or no. Half way down there was a tree crashed over across the trail.  Went back up to the house, got my truck, chainsaw, cross cut saw and a crow bar.  Went back down and cleared the road.  Life was easier when my son was here to help.  Called him later in the afternoon and asked him if he had thought anymore about coming back here.  I told him in a few years, he could have the place and I am sure he could transfer from the Home Depot up there to the Home Depot here, especially since he just moved up a notch there.  He said no, he liked the city and he had no interest in coming back here. That may change over time, who knows?

Went out on the porch and shot the tar out of an old dead tree with the AK 47.  So much for worrying about taking the rounds out of the magazine.  You can shoot a tree in half with one of those, pine trees don't stand up well to being riddled. Very satisfying, even if I had to clean the rifle afterwards. It isn't hard to field strip an Ak 47.

In a minute I'm going downstairs and fire up my best shortwave receiver, see if I can get KOL Israel on the radio. If not I'm sure I can get Deutsche Welt, they have good news service.  Sometimes they have good music programs as well.



20 comments:

  1. Harry- What ham/shortwave radio would you recommend for the budget minded. I'm looking toward something as an introductory model, hence the more frugality. Any ideas?

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    1. I have no experience in such things, but greatly interested as a tool for gathering information.

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    2. A good used set would work fine, just Amazon.com. Sony, Yaesu, Grundig are all good brands. I tend to Grundig, now that BearCat is out of the market. Get a cheap set to start with, DX (listening only) isn't for everybody, since broadcasts only occur at set times and days, usually late at night.

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  2. I like that AK's are affordable to shoot. Even though 5.56 cost is down AK ammo is roughly 2/3rds the price.

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    1. I've got plenty of 7.62X39. I like the AK better than the AR-15 for close up shooting, and living here, the only kind of shooting I'll be doing is close up. Unless I want to do "reconnaissance by fire" and I can't see me hosing down the treeline.

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  3. A great deal can change in three years. The city may hold much less appeal as the next 36 months pass. I hope your son's preference changes, and he makes the move back home. Every day I wish I could devise a plan to move my wife and I closer to family.
    -Havenseeker

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    1. This place is very rural. There is zero for younger people to do, either in terms of work or recreation. That's why you don't see any young people here. My son likes the outdoors, hiking and camping, but there are lots of places to do that up there. He's very computer oriented and there are more like minded folks in the city. My son and daughter are thinking they'll move from up north down to Sarasota or Tampa in about three years. My wife plans to go down there as well. I am not sure what my plans are.

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  4. You son may get tired of city life, hopefully sooner rather than later. Thanks for stopping by, Harry. It is always good to have you visit.

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    1. Inger, I find your pictures very relaxing. You live in the kind of place I always envisioned myself living in. It's always a pleasure to visit.

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  5. CDNN is on my 'good list'. When I purchased my first AR back in the ban I ended up getting a dozen Israeli 'Orelite' mags cuz they cost $10ish. They did not fit in my rifle. Talked to the customer service person. They asked what type of rifle I had and then informed me the mags were based on the original Colt pattern which was a tiny bit longer than many other makes. The nice gal told me I could take a rile to the piece of the mag that was designed to sit on the mag well and block sand/ dust or send em back for a full refund. About 60 seconds per mag with a file and they were good to go.

    When the 'William the Bastard ban' dropped I ordered 3x Glock 22 mags from them.

    Later in the Obama era ban mess I bought a bunch of Glock 9mm mags from them.

    A solid company that offers good products at fair and sometimes good prices.

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    1. I have been buying from them for many, many years. They always did me right. The sales people are nice when you call and try to work with you on special requests. These days, I primarily do business with AIM, Sportsmans Guide, CDNN and SOG. I still keep up with the others like Samco, Centerfire Systems, et al because you never know what somebody will get in.

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  6. Harry,


    (captaincrunch) AKA (the whiz bang nut)

    what, you actually field strip an AK-47.
    I wash mine in salt water from the Gulf of Mexico and oil it with old, used diesel engine oil that I stole from a diesel repair shop.

    I like Israel a lot. They got hot chicks in Israel. In fact I would marry one of them. Israel chicks know how to use M-16's.

    back to the previous post. I know the celliphate, sale a bait, or whatever you call a group of 'goat chasers' in the desert is a big threat. Best way to deal with them is through the use of nuke's.
    The only thing they understand is to have a muzzle break of an M-4 at their temple and a combat boot on the neck.
    If you let them up, they will attack you.

    Im with that Kymber on this one. its a no win scenario. Our leaders are chicken and that only makes things worse. Harry' I have to agree you that making friends with the 'Russkies" would be best, however we keep pissing on Putin and Russia so the Russians hate us.

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    1. Hey Harry,

      (captaincrunch)

      why I come across as a (nutter) sometimes on this blog. Its because I a am a fan of the 'Court Jester" In Shakespear's King Lear. If I recall correctly. The Court Jester' known as fool was the only one that could see things for what they really were in the court as well as make 'snide comments' to the aristrocracy and get away with it. The Court Jester gave valuable advice too the King 'through his smart ass humor" and I think it was 'Shakespears' intent to show the 'fool' as the wisest member of court.

      On that note; I can see how another war will start in the middle east (another tail wagging the dog scenario) I guess another "Remember the Main" event that will be another excuse to loot the treasury of a few trillion dollars and redistribute wealth to a few defense contractors and several large banks.
      All and all, you just gotta follow the money to find out who the real players are in this giant Pyramid Scheme.

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    2. You have a very colorful way of expressing yourself but the underlying reasoning is sound, I wouldn't worry about it myself.

      If the Piss Ant Taliban was worth fighting a war over in Afghanistan (and there's some question about that) then ISIS is way more worth doing so. The Taliban had Mullah Omar, a one eyed farmer who , legend has it, can't even read. But the guy running the show for ISIS is a whole different order of leader.

      I'm not so sanguine about nucs. Targeted drone strikes seems to me the way to handle these roaches.

      I haven't read King Lear. Sounds like I need to.

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  7. I know it pains my dad that I never wanted to work in the family business and live too near them but sometimes people just need to find their own way. I live much the same life as him though and I wouldn't live in a city for all the money in the world!

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    1. Kev, I'm not a city person myself. Being surrounded by people makes me nervous. My kids, on the other hand, grew up out here when the entire population of the county was generally less than 15,000. They like the bright lights.

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  8. It seems like it's raining there a lot. It has been just a little here.

    Listening to the radio sounds relaxing.

    My allergies have started acting up. I've been very sneezy. I'm sure the rain has triggered that.

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    1. Alissa,
      It has been raining too much. The trees are falling down all over the county because of it.

      DX listening is very relaxing. You can also get a good perspective on what's going on in the world. American news networks are pretty much just propaganda mouthpieces for whatever faction owns the station. Some overseas news networks are the same, but at least you get some variety in what you hear.

      Sorry about the allergies. I know lots of rain means mold spoors floating about and that can't be good for you.

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  9. Harry,

    Thanks for the info on this catalog. Love your radio, hubby is into ham radio's himself.

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    1. Sandy, I enjoy listening to the short wave at night, especially in winter when it gets dark here around five and there's nothing else to do. That Bearcat is a very old radio but it's a good one. Several of the people who come by here are Ham operators. I just listen, I don't own a shortwave transceiver and I don't have a license, but I'm thinking about working on one.

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