I bought one of these iScope adapters for my iPhone 4s.

This thing works crazy good but I would like to add a few notes.

This rig is perfect for my Ruger 10/22 with a fixed 4x scope. Love it. What it is not so good with is my bolt action .308 rifles. The recoil is just to high on those rigs. But that is just fine really. While I can happily sit up and pull the trigger on my 10/22 with no worries, the .308 need to be shouldered and tucked tight.

My favorite use of it by far is on my spotting scope. I LOVE that! Looking up with just a glance. You can actually do a little digital zooming. You can record the actual shooting. You can even FaceTime the live action elsewhere.

I have a great 60x spotting scope. Combined with this it makes sighting in a scope so much easier.

--Don't be watching your neighbors! No one would ever do that!

Quotes of the Week

The words "solve" and "problems" do not appear in the Constitution.
– Doug Newman

Our Constitution is not a body of law to govern the people; it was formulated to govern the government.
– William F. Jasper

When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both.
– James Dale Davidson

You can't get rid of poverty by giving people money.
– P.J. O'Rourke

The government's War on Poverty has transformed poverty from a short-term misfortune into a career choice.
– Harry Browne

Those who are loudest in proclaiming their desire to eliminate poverty are loudest in denouncing capitalism.
 – Ayn Rand

It's easier to scare someone than to persuade him.
– Edwin Feulner

Random Thought Saturday

I finished writing my Scifi Novel this week. It has been sent to the editor. The word count is 121,285 and is 544 pages in MS Word. That was some fun!

Started Book 2 already.

I didn't read Facebook for a few days and didn't miss it at all.

Turning the night vision off me security cameras can result is seriously creepy images sometimes. Especially when my son is outside with his laptop...

One of the nurses with Ebola is now in a hospital close to me. Stocking up on Spam and 9mm. I wish the .22LR drought was over!!

I want to buy another Glock 17. Two is one and all that.

Might have to go skeet shooting today. I just kind of have that itch.

Still going to the November first Blogshoot. You should as well. No I am not wearing a kilt to this one.

I would like to remind the Obama Administration that the Constitution was written to restrict the Government, NOT the people.

I love the new season of The Walking Dead. Guns are getting way better for the Zombie Apocalypse.

--Yes, I stole the random thought blog post idea from another blog. I like it.

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt has always been around guns. I saw this article on FOX.

“There’s a rite of passage where I grew up of inheriting your ancestors’ weapons,” said 50-year-old Pitt, according to the Independent. “My brother got my dad’s. I got my grandfather’s shotgun when I was in kindergarten.”

This is the same in my family. I have my fathers shotgun and a revolver. One day my son will have them.

I usually hate it when actors weigh in regarding guns. It is usually with a large dose of hypocrisy. Not Brad Pitt though. I will have to go out and watch one of his movies tonight!

-- I am way behind on movie watching.

Another BlogShoot!

There is another Mid-Atlantic Blogshoot coming up on November 1st 2014.

It will happen once again in Jefferson County West Virginia.

There will be ranges from 7 to 400 yards as well as dinner after if we run like last time.

I will be bringing my new Remington 700 to test it out at a decent distance. I will be bringing my AR15 SBRs and my Roni.

November 1st, 1000 hours, Jefferson County, WV. E-mail for the particulars. RSVP early, please.

--I hope the weather is good!

Quotes of the Week

Those who are loudest in proclaiming their desire to eliminate poverty are loudest in denouncing capitalism.
– Ayn Rand

It's easier to scare someone than to persuade him.
– Edwin Feulner

The more the media peddled fear, the more the people lost the ability to believe in one another.
– Bernard Beckett

Concentrated political power is the most dangerous thing on earth.
– Rudolph Rummel

The worst evils which mankind has ever had to endure were inflicted by bad governments.
– Ludwig von Mises

We find many things to which the prohibition of them constitutes the only temptation.
– William Hazlitt

It must be obvious that liberty necessarily means freedom to choose foolishly as well as wisely.
– Ben Moreell

When men fight a war for freedom, they are fighting for their lives.
--Ayn Rand

We rarely help the poor by 'spreading the wealth'. We know what works: economic freedom. When countries have it, people prosper.
--John Stossel

Saturday Random Thoughts

I am going to the Peoples Republic of Maryland today and will be unarmed, dammit.

I will be wearing a Hawaiian shirt though.

Found another piece of hidden gun storage furniture on that looks damn useful.

Only 10 more days until the new Elite Shooting Sports center opens for my shooting pleasure.

Only 3 weeks until Halloween! I will eat NO candy this year.

I have lost 25.2 pounds in the last eight weeks and gone to the range five times.

The Constitution is an actual thing. I am growing weary of reminding people that should know better.

I am all set to go to the November 1st Blogger Shoot!

The bone spur on my heal is getting better. I need to reverse this whole aging thing. It's getting out of control.

--I need a snack...

NRA Gun Gurus

I was a member of the live audience for two episodes the TV show NRA Gun Gurus Live!

Well, it was filmed before a live studio audience.  It  did not broadcast live like the Squirrel Report! The episodes will not broadcast until January.

It was really fun to see the process of the show being made. It was hilarious watching the hosts crack each other up or flub their lines.

The show is kind of like the Antiques Road Show for guns! They make it fun for the audience. They had a ton of food and drinks and even desert and coffee. We clapped a lot on queue and the producer was great in the way he worked with the crew, hosts, guests and audience.

They filmed two episodes that evening. They changes shirts and ties between the eps.

It show is sponsored Henry Repeating Arms. Anthony Imperato, President of Henry Firearms, was there as a guest talking about the history of the lever action rifle. He is very proud that Henry Rifles are all Made in the USA. I got a free hat!

These were the last two episodes of the season.

--I will go back if invited again!  Big Fun!

Weekly Comic Wednesday

This stripped is based on actual events.

One of the leaders of Moms Demand Action tweets the screw-up on the left. The posts were deleted but not before they were captured.

Alison Martin eventually had to delete her twitter account.

--Interesting choice indeed.

Race Update!

I purchased an AAC Ti-RANT for my Glock 17.

Here is where I am so far. 
  1. Purchase date - 9/22/14
  2. Obtained 2 passport photos from CVS - 9/22/14
  3. ATF Form 4 completed - 9/22/14
  4. Two fingerprint cards. 9/23/14
  5. Drop off for County Sheriff signature. 9/23/14
  6. Received the signed forms back from the Sheriff. 10/4/14
  7. Mailed out all forms, fingerprint cards and check for $200. 10/6/14
  8. Wait...
The race continues with Murphy!

--We shall see. I will keep you informed!

Boats and Guns

My brother and I went and looked at a sail boat he is considering buying. This one was a 27 foot Catalina. Nice condition too. I think he will make an offer.

The topic of Boat Guns came up and is why if he buys the boat he intends to register and moor to boat in Virginia in stead of Maryland.

But what kind of gun would be good on a boat? For defense? Survival? For fun?

I think he will need a handgun like a stainless S&W 629, a shotgun like a stainless Mossberg 500 Mariner, and a rifle. Still the standard 3 gun system.

What features are good to have in a boat gun? What about accessories?

The first thing that comes to mind is stainless steel guns. Much easier to care for. Less likely to corrode. Also a bit more expensive. I have seen stainless handguns of all kinds as will as shotguns. But not to many all stainless AR15s or AR10s. (AR10 is way better for pirates)

I have seen several water tight containers for firearms.  Combined with a moisture collection packet or even a cloth bag of rice, guns can stay dry. I have seen nice designs for PVC pipe, waterproof, floating containers.

Oh, I'd also toss in a Henry Arms AR-7 that stows in it's own waterproof stock! The whole think floats.

--What else would make a good Boat Gun?

Quotes of the Week

The free-enterpriser works for what he gets. The modern American collectivist grabs what he can get away with.
-Ayn Rand Bot

We find many things to which the prohibition of them constitutes the only temptation.
– William Hazlitt

Every action refers to an unknown future. It is in this sense always a risky speculation.
– Ludwig von Mises

It must be obvious that liberty necessarily means freedom to choose foolishly as well as wisely.
– Ben Moreell
Whatever the issue, let freedom offer us a hundred choices, instead of having government force one answer on everyone.
– Harry Browne