Random Thursday.

The Blog well is feeling kind of dry this morning.

I just finished the second draft of my second book. It will be going to the beta reader team soon.

Need more coffee today, bad.

A friend of mine just bought a .300 Winchester mag. I have never shot one.

Spring pollen is super bad this year. I blame JayG.

My laptop is beginning to have problems. I hate the end-of-life issues with computers as much as with cars.

--Dammit, my car is making a noise! Oh the humanity!

Ruger American Ranch Rifle 300 Blackout

Ruger American Ranch Rifle 300 Blackout

This rifle is configured exactly the way I would want one, with a suppressor. They are also making the Mini-14 in 300 Blackout. I already have a 300 Blackout AR15 that is great.



--I will be interested in the resolution to the mag problem they had.

Tobaccology

I stopped at my local cigar  shop on Saturday and noticed a new sign on the door.

It is a good thing. The part I like best is, "Management recognizes the Second Amendment of the US Constitution as an unalienable right of all citizens."

It's too bad there is a need for this kind of thing.

--It's a good advertising ploy! I spent more!

Quotes of the Week

"If a man is compelled to work against his will for one minute or one second, for any cause...whatsoever--*that* is involuntary servitude."
--Ayn Rand Bot

We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude.
– Thomas Jefferson

We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude.
– Thomas Jefferson

Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
– Will Rogers

A union of government and religion tends to destroy government and degrade religion.
– Hugo Black

Random Friday

Damn, it is cold today. It's 31, on April 24th. That is so wrong.

Tomorrow I am going to the range with a bunch of people. Followed by steak, beer, bourbon, cigars and poker. A typical Saturday, now that I think of it.

The Nations Gun Show is this weekend. I should go buy .223.

Angles of Attack by Marko Kloos is out! Go buy it.

Buy Still Falling while you are at it!

--The coffee is magical this morning. Why is there no bacon?




KSTG

On Tuesday I was in a KSTG match at the NRA HQ Range. I did way better than last time!

Kinda Sorta Tactical Game (KSTG) was created as an outlet for practical shooters to exercise defensive shooting skills and tactics in a competitive environment with minimal subjective judgments by officials.

The rules of KSTG evolved from other popular competitive shooting sports such as IPSC and IDPA. Many concepts, procedures, and naming conventions are borrowed from these sports for the sake of familiarity.

First, I managed to not get disqualified! Plus I didn't shoot any hostages! I only received one penalty for shooting the targets in one of the stages in the wrong order.

--I was way less nervous this time. Slow and sure. Big fun. And the reload practice was excellent.


Weekly Comic Wednesday


KSTG Match Tonight

Tonight I am in a KSTG match at the NRA HQ Range.

Kinda Sorta Tactical Game (KSTG) was created as an outlet for practical shooters to exercise defensive shooting skills and tactics in a competitive environment with minimal subjective judgments by officials.

The rules of KSTG evolved from other popular competitive shooting sports such as IPSC and IDPA. Many concepts, procedures, and naming conventions are borrowed from these sports for the sake of familiarity.

The rules are an attempt to balance objectivity, common tactical principles, and fun. KSTG is not intended to serve as formal training. It’s a game. Have fun.



--This will be fun!

Winchester SPX Fail

This is why the 4 Rules are so important:



--I hope he get a replacement quickly...

Quotes of the Week

It is no more the function of government to impose a moral code than to impose a religious code. And for the same reason.
– Robert M. MacIver

A union of government and religion tends to destroy government and degrade religion.
– Hugo Black

The people are hungry: It is because those in authority eat up too much in taxes.
– Lao Tzu

The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government.
– Barry Goldwater

We do not face large deficits because American families are undertaxed; we face deficits because the Federal Gov't overspends.
–Ronald Reagan

Going Sailing

Today, I am going sailing with my brother. It will likely be an adventure. I hope we don't end up on the national news.

We have no idea what the hell we are doing. It amazes me that following all the laws of the land that today we will be taking the maiden voyage into Chesapeake Bay.

My brother had a catamaran 30 years ago the we could sail. But this boat has a 4 foot long keel. Will me ram that into something?

We did make sure the motor is in good running order. So at least we can putter out to open water, run up the sail and try not to fall over board or topple it over.

--No guns. Just in case we need rescuing! Because, Maryland!


Busy Week

It has been a crazy couple of weeks since my book has been published. I can't believe that people in Australia, UK, Greece, Canada and all over the US are reading my book.

The emails I am getting about it crack me up. They are usually demands for Book 2 or notes regarding missed commas.

Here are my social media marketing spots thus far:

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Martin-Wilsey/e/B00VDKLJWE/
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/MartinWilseyAuthor
Blog:  http://wilseymc.blogspot.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/martin_wilsey
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13730295.Martin_Wilsey
Website:  http://www.baytirus.com/

--The book quietly carries my views about bacon, guns and culture. Fun Stuff.

Random Thought Thursday

Elite Shooting Sports has a 100 yard indoor range with video monitors on the target at 100 yards. Those monitors are all kind of awesome.

I am so very pleased with the AAC suppressor performance. But damn that thing gets hot. The heat rising from it is surreal as you look through the scope.

The trigger needs work on the Remington 700. I will need to research what I can easily do. Then take it to a pro. I want it smooth as butter.

The Leupold VX-6 Riflescope is the best scope in my collection. It spoils me.

I need to get more mags for the rifle. I currently have only one 10-round mag. I need about ten 20-round mags.

I am lucky that the thing just fits in my largest rifle case.

--Need more coffee...



Weekly Comic Wendesday


-- Yep, she really did say all those things. Clark is not amused...

The New AAC Suppressor

I am very impressed with my new suppressor on my Remington 700.

In the video you can hear an AR15 four lanes over. Then you hear the suppressed .308. It sounds about the same as a .22LR round that is not suppressed.

Give it a listen. We'll wait.

video

--You can shoot it without hearing protection.

Monday gone!

No time today. Be back on Tuesday. Talk among yourselves...

Quotes of the Week

When men give up reason and freedom, the vacuum is filled by faith and force.
– Ayn Rand

I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!
– Patrick Henry

As the growing emphasis on feelings crowds out reason, facts will play a smaller role in public discourse.
– Paul Craig Roberts

Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
– Pablo Picasso

Let the people decide through the marketplace mechanism what they wish to see and hear.
– Mark Fowler

Inteliscope Pro

Has anyone tried one of these? An InteliScope Pro.

It is a sight mount system using a smart phone:
  • The Inteliscope PRO coupled with the Inteliscope App in iOS or Android operating systems, represent an evolution in firearm accessories
  • This product allows you to firmly mount a smartphone to your rifle while utilizing the Inteliscope App or other apps which brings critical information to the shooter, giving him or her the edge in any situation
  • This device was designed to fit nearly every smartphone on the market including aftermarket cases
  • It is constructed of aluminum with a rubberized tactile finish and heavy duty mounting thumb screws
  • It fits on any Picatinny rail and can be adapted to fit other mount styles using any standard Picatinny adapter
--It's perfect for that remote sentry project you are planning!

No NRA Annual Meeting for Me

I just could not work out the details to attend the NRA Annual Meeting in Nashville this year.

I am looking forward to the reports of friends from the field.

It really is to bad because I have friends that live in Nashville. I also have an interest in all the towns between here and there for potential retirement locations.

--Have fun guys! Keep us informed!

Another Project is Complete

This is my Remington 700 in .308 with a Leopold VX6, Archangel stock and AAC suppressor.


--Heading to the 100 yard indoor range on Saturday to try it out!

Weekly Comic Wednesday


--The Protagonist is armed with more than just a gun...

Click the link on the right and buy it. You know you want one====>>

Picking up another suppressor tonight

I got the call that my 30 cal suppressor paperwork is done. I will be stopping in after work today to pick it up. This is the can that the paperwork was lost. It still is lost. They are sending me a certified copy of a copy, and this copy does not include the tax stamp.


--ATF says "It's fine."

Random Monday

It's all about the Book this week.

I see 9mm ammo prices are dropping nicely.

Baseball season starts today. I only mention it because I might actually go to a game this year.

I can see green LASERs far easier than red.

I confess, I want to put suppressors on everything.

The bacon my wife makes in the oven is always perfect.

I am thinking about buying a new car and a foundation requirement is that my favorite, full size, double rifle case, must fit inside it easily. Do they make Mustang station wagons?

--Happy Monday! Drink coffee!


Quotes of the Week

Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
– Pablo Picasso

Not in government or force... but in the creative, and thereby spiritual, power of freedom, shall our inspiration be found.
– F.A. Harper

Economic progress, in a capitalist society, means turmoil.
– Joseph Schumpeter

Let the people decide through the marketplace mechanism what they wish to see and hear.
– Mark Fowler

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself.
– Abraham Lincoln

A man's home may be his castle, but that does not keep the government from taking it.
– United States v. Hendler

Gun Contol Advocate Sarah Brady has Died.

Sarah Brady has died after losing a long battle with cancer.

Kind of a metaphor for her gun control fight.

I think her effort peeked with the 90's assault weapons ban, that in the end, only proved that she was wrong.

Since it expired, she had to watch all her work erode, disappear, and even fall farther as the facts dismantled their assertions.

It is regrettable, that kind of zealousness was never used for efforts that would actually make people safer.

--RIP Mrs. Brady.

Loving the New Suppressor

I was shooting my new suppressor this week at the range and did a taste between my regular range ammo and the subsonic Remington HTP rounds.

The difference was amazing.

It was not crowed at ESS on Tuesday evening. The side by side tests were easy to tell the difference. Shooting the rounds back to back revealed the massive difference.

I decided that I need to do a video demo to demonstrate the value of these subsonic rounds.

--My new favorite rounds for Zombies.