Hunting

Warm, but not this warm thank god!
I went hunting this weekend. All I saw was squirrels. They frolicked in a dance that mocked me. They were saying you have an excellent blind but no targets...

It was really warm. A beautiful sunrise.

It was 46 degrees at 5:30am and 66 at 11:00am.

--I guess the deer decided to sleep in.

Quotes of the Week

The only freedom...is that of pursuing our own good in our way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs.
–John Stuart Mill

The ideal Government...is one which lets the individual alone–one which barely escapes being no government at all.
– H. L. Mencken

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.
—Hemingway
  

Finish things.
-Neil Gaiman

Hunting

I went hunting again on Sunday. Did I mention that hunting is now allowed in Virginia on Sundays?

It was a beautiful day to watch the sunrise. The temps were warm and in the 40s at dawn. With my new clothes I was nice and warm. I hunt in a county that allows the season to go through March 27 this year. They forgot to update my favorite map.

Net time out will be Black Friday!


--Any deer I get now will be for friends.

Monday's

Running on empty this morning. No gun content today.

Need coffee.

Quote of the Week

Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.
― Stephen King

Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
-H.L. Mencken

liberty...means freedom to choose foolishly as well as wisely...If this is not true, the word ‘freedom’ has no meaning.
– Ben Moreell

Limiting government is the single most important instrument for guaranteeing liberty.
– Dr. Walter Williams
Giving a politician access to your wallet is like giving a dog access to your refrigerator.
– Tim Barber

Fear is the mind-killer.
– Frank Herbert

Saw this at theGun Show Today

DP-12 Shotgun
I went to the Nations Gun Show today. I didn't buy anything but saw something for the first time.

The DP-12, a double barreled pump action shotgun.

It looks like a lot of fun, but for $1500 there are several other shotguns I'd buy first.

Specifications and Features: 
 
* 12 Gauge
* Fires 2 3/4 or 3" shells
* Two 18 7/8" barrels
* 29.5" overall length
* Unloaded weight is 9 pounds 12 ounces
* 16 Round capacity, 14 rounds in the magazines and two rounds in the chamber
* Two shots with each pump
* Single trigger
* Machined from aircraft grade 7075 aluminum
* Thermal coated receiver
* Inline feeding
* Ambidextrous safety
* Ambidextrous pump slide release
* Two Picatinny rails for accessories; seven slot rail on the bottom by the foregrip and a 13.75" 34 slot rail on top
* Co-Molded non-slip rubber grip
* Slots to attach MOE rails
* Shell indicator window
* Shock absorbing spring loaded recoil mechanism
* Synthetic stock
* Rubber recoil pad with dual spring loaded recoil
* Both barrels include spreader choke tubes with Tru-Choke thread pattern
* Choke tube wrench
* Heavy duty lock
* Instruction booklet and warranty card
* Composite foregrip
* Front sling attachment
* Sling swivel attachment on stock
* Erogonomically designed to balance the weight of a loaded gun for quick and efficient handling with minimal recoil

Nations Gun Show

Heading out to the Nations Gun Show as soon asI can find my pants.

I will post something later about the show.

---Please Stand By...

Fuck You Cancer

I had a shitty day yesterday.

My brothers widow has cancer. It had been in remission for several years. Every six months I take her in for review of her scans just in case. Usually she is in and out and we are high fiving and going out to lunch.

Not this time.

Her cancer is back and aggressive, in three places. I got her sorted out with appointments for a PET scan and a surgeon, drove her home and settled with her daughter to care for her.

Be advised: I have little tolerance today for whiners, trigger warnings, offended pussies, or stupid hippies that don't realize how fucking stupid they are.

--If I could, I'd stay home today. I would be safer for the world...

Targets

The availability of practical targets these days seem to be coming back.

A wave of political correctness hit a while back. Targets silhouettes suddenly had to be blue in stead of black.  Targets that actually looked like people at all were being discouraged.

Zombie targets seemed to turn the tide.

Printable targets are now widely available now as well.

I like this target.

--Making a wide eyed O-face in the bad guy is fun.

:o

Solvent Traps?

This reminds me of the SBR Not-A-Shoulder-Stock for AR-15 pistols. This is Not-A-Suppressor set of parts. It even comes with a pilot hole jig.


--How about we just take suppressors off the NFA list. Or just eliminate the list.

Quotesof the Week

Giving a politician access to your wallet is like giving a dog access to your refrigerator.
– Tim Barber

Political success is readily attained by saying what people like to hear rather than what is demonstrably true.
– Hans F. Sennholz

Fear is the mind-killer.
– Frank Herbert

Hunting Season Opens

Today is opening day of  deer hunting season (shotgun) in Virginia.

Twelve minutes after dawn I harvested this nice little eight pointer.

By 7:30am I was washed up and drinking coffee in my sisters kitchen.

I had a knew knife and I was amazed the ease it cut through the rib-cage, sternum to collar in one slice. It was a K-Bar my wife gave me for Christmas last year. The only problem I had with the field cleaning was my rubber gloves had dried out, so I just worked with bare hands. Not too messy.

This one was big enough to have professional butchering done. That makes my wife happy. It keeps my kitchen from looking like a crime scene. I am a better hunter than a butcher. Just sayin.

--It was a good day, tater.

All .40s

Beretta Cx4
Went to the range last night and dusted off some guns that have not been fired in over a year.

I took .40 stuff for an easy shoot.

All my .40s are Berettas.

I took the following:
  • 96D
  • Px4
  • Cx4
The Px4 and Cx4 take the same magazines. Very handy.

I was on the 50yard range and the Cx4 with an EOTech is a tack driver. The trigger on the thing need some work though. I have been shooting a lot of guns recently that have triggers smooth as butter.

--Very relaxing hour.

Evening Shoot

I am going to start a new routine this week. I am going to the range on Thursday evenings.

I have an annual membership at Elite Shooting Sports so there is no range fee.

I am going to be taking some guns this week that I have not been shooting much recently.

I will enjoy going by myself, taking my time, focusing on one or two firearms.

And one will always be a .22LR. I have several that need the dust knocked off.

--I will also be rocking the MP3 feature of my fancy muffs!

Quotes of the Week

Fear of becoming a has-been keeps some people from becoming anything.
– Eric Hoffer

We need men who can dream of things that never were.
--John F. Kennedy

We don't always get to choose what we love.
--Scott Westerfeld

Critics search for ages for the wrong word, which, to give them credit, they eventually find.
--Peter Ustinov

A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
--Groucho Marx

You never lose a dream. It just incubates as a hobby.
--Larry Page

Act as if it were impossible to fail.
--Dorothea Brande
If you want to catch something, running after it isn't always the best way.
--Lois McMaster Bujold

Cruz vs The Morons

Don't you just love it when nimrods that know absolutely nothing about the simplest firearm on the market.

A break action shotgun has few moving parts and a very simple action.

Apparently it has more moving parts than some ijits mouse finger in order to do a bit a fact finding before making a fool of themselves.

--Good times. If Ted gets the nomination, he has my vote.

Cars

I currently drive a Chevy HHR but plan on buying a new car soon.

I discovered that I have a requirement that will limit my selections.

My largest rifle case must fit inside!

I am actually considering a Crown Vic. Comfy ride and lots of room.

--My case fits neatly in the back seat.

Quotes of the Week

Fear is the mind-killer.
– Frank Herbert

Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

When the government fears the people, it is liberty. When the people fear the government, it is tyranny.
– Thomas Paine

The tyrant...is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.
– Plato

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.
– Dorothy Thompson

To him who is in fear everything rustles.
– Sophocles