Range Weekend

It's a range weekend!

A crew of friends will be going and shooting .22 rifles.

I will be taking in my Ruger 10/22 with Integral Suppressor. I call her Squirrelsbane.

I will be cutting into my stockpile of ammo for this range run. .22LR is still very thin out there.

I am looking into getting the new BX-Trigger for her. I was hoping to handle one before I order one.

I also have a new bipod I am going to try.

--In all, still cheap shooting!

Still Waiting.

I keep rushing to the mailbox every day, like a kid looking for a secret decoder ring. The paperwork for my next suppressor is due now any day.

This can will work on my Remington 700 .308 or my .300 Blackout SBR.

--Teasing me!

Guns in Planet Hollywood

I went to Planet Hollywood last night for dinner. They have all kinds movie and TV props and other things.

We were seated right next to the handgun that Eli Wallach carried in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

It was a Colt 1851 Navy Percussion. It was in great condition and mounted in a glass case.

It wasn't even a prop gun. Think about that. Look at the picture above.

--When will the PC police call to have the display removed...

On Travel

I am on a trip for work this week.

Usually I have a lot of extra time for blogging while I am on the road.

My wife decided to come on this trip as a cheap vacation for her. I am at a conference in Orlando Florida. While I am being slowly murdered by PowerPoint she will be off doing what ever she wants with credit cards and amusement parks.

The biggest problem is that she has a Fitbit and wants to walk me ragged.

--More Later.

Quotes of the Week

What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
– Edward Langley

What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people. It's not good at much else.
– Tom Clancy

The only thing that saves us from bureaucracy is its inefficiency.
– Eugene McCarthy

Voluntary association produces the free market — where each person can choose among a multitude of possibilities.
– Harry Browne

There is no way to measure the chilling effect on innovation that results from the threats of taxation [and] regulation.
– Joseph Sobran

Random Saturday

Glock 21 with Glock Tac Lightand Gemtech Suppressor
I was wondering if there was a holster for this gun. So far a custom shoulder rig looks like a best bet.

I bought a bluing kit this week. I am planning on trying it with an old 20 gauge single shot before I use it on any guns I like.

I have a few knives that might look nice if they were blued.

This morning the coffee is really good.

I have totally addicted a friend to shooting. He owns two handguns now and wants to buy a rifle.  It's fair because he is the one that made me love cigars.

I am still waiting on the paperwork from the ATF on 2  suppressors. I am about to do another SBR and an SBS.

I just upgraded my laptop to Win 8.1 and it's better than I expected.

The Shot Show was this week. Makes me want to buy stuff!

--Nothing beats blogging in a bathrobe and nightshirt.

WANT: Six12

I saw the Crye Precision Six12 via Facebook of all things yesterday.

This comes in various configurations but the one I am really interested in is the SBS version that has a grip and is mounted on an AR.

This would be a great door breach tool or just a way to send six rounds of street sweeps down range.

I have not handled one yet and we are still looking at another year before there is even one in the wild.

--This might be too scary for Shotgun Joe Biden!

Back in 1972

In 1972 I was in the 6th grade.

That was the year we rifle training during gym class. Our school had a 50 yard rifle range with six lanes. There was even an armory in the range where all the rifles were stashed. It was also the Civil Defense Shelter. Remember those?

Every kid in my class had safety training and practical range time.  I think my school may have been one of the last ones in the country to offer this thanks to the hippies of the day.

We would have competitions. Boys and girls were all equal in this class and if I remember correctly the 12 year old girls were far better shots than the boys.

The Vietnam war ended and soon after the gun safety program ended.

--Now a gun shaped Pop-Tart will get a kid suspended.

Cleaning the Ruger 10/22

My Ruger 10/22 finally had it's turn on the bench for a full dissemble and cleaning.

I use to do a full strip and clean at least once a year on all my guns but it's been about three years now for this one.

The gun was still shooting well even though it was super filthy. It is a real testament to the Ruger 10/22.

This is the 10/22 from my collection that has the integral suppressor. This my be my very favorite firearm.

--Now I want to take her out and get her dirty...

Mossberg 152 Project

The Mossberg 152 Project is complete.

My friend Tony did most of the work. This Rifle was completely locked up when it was given to me. It took several hours to completely disassemble, clean, polish and reassemble.

Today we took it to the range and gave it a ride. It shot really well.

1958 Mossberg 152
We ordered a couple replacement parts for it. Most notably a small retention pin in the bolt. It still shoots fine.

--Need to find some mags that don't cost a mint.

Quotes of the Week

”France has tremendous gun control laws, and yet these people are able to get Kalashnikovs.”
~Howard Dean, former DNC chair inadvertently validating everything the pro-gun side says.

Complex rules and regulations give rise to simple, stupid behavior.
– Dee Hock

The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.
– A. Whitney Griswold

Voluntary association produces the free market — where each person can choose among a multitude of possibilities.
– Harry Browne

There is no way to measure the chilling effect on innovation that results from the threats of taxation [and] regulation.
– Joseph Sobran

If whoever controls government can impose his way upon you, you have to fight constantly.
– Harry Browne


I had a wonderful post queued up for today. Maybe the best post ever!!

It's gone!

Trust me it was brilliant. It had really excellent spelling and grammar. And the gun content was fabulous.

As a consolation prize here is a quick pic of my DPMS HBAR.

--Yes, it weighs a ton.