Friday, December 02, 2016

Cheapest Yet!


From Primary Arms this morning, an Anderson Arms AR in 5.56 with a match trigger and 1 magazine. If you've seen cheaper, let me know! If you don't have an AR (and I'm sure there are at least 2 or 3 of you out there), hey, always a good time to buy when so many outlets are trying to dump the Hillary-Is-Crowned-Queen inventory to make room for CCW  handguns.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Monday Morning Tease

Dead Foot Arms and Quarter Circle 10 9mm Glock mag pistol folder coming together at last! The buffer tube on there is a Rock River pistol tube...I have a shorter one on order, but the RR feels good and is NOT a brace, which means it doesn't fall under any ATF gray areas.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Post-Thanksgiving Pre-SHOT Show Blues

What can I say? Thanksgiving is over, and tomorrow I start my annual sprint to the SHOT Show. I looked at my schedule this morning and it frightened me so badly I went back to bed.

Thanksgiving was pretty traditional…turkey smoked outdoors in our pizza oven, sage dressing, dumplings, brandy cranberry sauce and a delicious chocolate "pudding pie" from my Sweetie. All was wonderful! Christmas is going to be fish pie and other Scottish specialties, although I don't seem to be getting a lot of enthusiasm for haggis, which I actually like. What's so icky about a sheep's stomach, I ask you?

I'm going to keep lobbying. Had friends over on Saturday and everybody wanted to go down to the range and shoot. Made for a fun afternoon! 

I spent a lot of Friday tinkering with my competition Glocks and doing a little more work on the Dead Foot Arms/Quarter Circle 10 9mm AR soon-to-be SBR. I made the decision to move production of the last 2 episodes of SG into January after SHOT…not a decision I like to make, but I've just run out of days in this year. As it is, we're working almost straight through to Christmas Eve.

I'm kind interested in the new CZ P10 striker-fired pistol. They build superb guns, and I'm looking forward to trying this one. Whether it's a "G19 killer," as one website suggested…that would be the G19 adopted by the FBI, military Special Forces groups and a soon-to-be food of police departments…well, one never knows, does one (as Fats Waller would no doubt say).

We are FINALLY closer to the building of the on-property video studio for SGO. What a PAIN-IN-THE-ASS this whole process has been! Hopefully, the finished product will be worth it. Essentially, it's a purpose-built studio to facilitate on-line content.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

I Swear I'm Going to Clean Off My Desk This Weekend!!!

Let's see, that's one big cat, Asta the Manx, right in the middle, along with a Wheeler screwdriver set, 4 Springer Precision Glock mag basepads in fetching blue, 4 AI and 1 MagPul .308 magazines, hearing protectors, 9mm ammunition, a really cool Wegner-designed SIMBA folding skinner, an Appleseed "Rifleman" patch, a picture of my Sweetie finishing a triathlon, a Comp-Tac IWB for my G26 with a Streamlight TLR-6, a Suarez L-Mount Trij RMR base, my coin from Mike Seeklander's American Warrior Society, an old Streamlight "Nightfighter," and a WHOLE BUNCH OF STUFF you can't see!

I swear...this weekend!

Right after the turkey...

Future archeologists are going to puzzle over all this stuff. They'll probably think it was aliens, or maybe Confederadoes from WESTWORLD. As an aside, I didn't actually realize Confederadoes were an actual thing, but it turns out they Brazil. Man, had I only known the last time I was in Brazil!

When I get back from walking the dog, I'm going to put a Lucid P7 optic on my Galil ACE so I can make some festive noise on Turkey Day as I give thanks that Hillary Clinton is not the President-Elect!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving Week Chores...

I suspect a trip to the grocery store is in order, since it appears that Thanksgiving is on Thursday. This turned out to be a shock to me…I thought I had another full week before the week of Thanksgiving. I am at a loss to understand what happened to that week. I had a lot of working plans.

Oh well, tempus fugitted on me!

In between the podcast and advertising work I refitted the RMR on my competition Glock G19…as I suspected, one of the screws had worked loose, which allowed the battery box to bounce around a little bit. I meticulous re-Loc-Tited the sight, and I'll re-zero over the holiday weekend, since there are no matches.

Today after my Grocery Store Assault, I'm going to work on the magazines and make sure we're all on the same page, e.g. dropping free. I like the MagPuls, but if they're not going to drop I'll go back to the Glocks or ETS. I'm going to add a slightly longer magazine release, which is an allowed mod under USPSA Carry Optics rule, as long as the mag button remains the same size. Glock offers just such a part, and I ordered one from Midway USA.

Physically, I'm alternating the stationary bike with the water rowing machine, trying to build both strength and flex on especially my right leg without stressing it some much that I risk re-re-ripping the quad muscle loose from its precarious moorings. I've also, at the surgeon's recommendation, started wearing an elastic knee brace on the right knee, giving a tiny bit more stability in that leg.

I've also got some rifle work to do, dialing in the Swaro 3.5-18x on the Ruger FTW 6.5 Creedmoor with the Hornady ELD-X 143-gr hunting ammo for a filmed whitetail hunting trip in Texas in mid-December. I'll get it sighted in at 50 yards here at the Bunker, then move it to 100, 200 and 300 yards, the longest distance I have available to me.

Finally, I want to put the Quarter Circle 10 9mm pistol together over the holidays. I have the upper and most of the parts I need…I think. I'm thinking of a Tyrant CNC grip because it's trick. Or one of the Hogue G10s.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Slow Blogging Will Continue...

As usual for this time of year, I am absolutely swamped with getting SHOOTING GALLERY, THE BEST DEFENSE and SGO out the door. Something has to give, and, also as usual, it's my social media presence.

Sorry! I will try to do better…[YODA FLINCHES!]

Shot a USPSA match yesterday at Weld County Sportsmen Club. Those guys always do a great job with stages, and yesterday was an excellent example. Good stages, great squad, big fun.

And yes, I did terribly, scraping in on the bottom five! LOL! I always say that I learn something in every match, and what I learned in this match is that run and gun is hard when you can't run! Ah well, that will be getting better.

Am still not happy with my shooting, but I'm getting better. My hits were all there, but my fundamental skills — drawing, reloading, target sequencing — are still a bit rusty, which slows me down tremendously. I also have some equipment to dial in…some of my MagPul mags aren't dropping free…some judicious application of 600 grit sandpaper should fix that.

Monday, November 14, 2016