Monday, December 9, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Turns out it was a good call. I guess nobody told the former owner what a "rain cap" is, and why it is insanely important to a chimney. If you don't know, it'll let all the rain and snow come down, getting the inside nice and wet, and when it freezes up here in the north, the ice cracks apart all the mortar holding the firebricks in place. Loose a brick, and it's like having a blowtorch going against the structural bricks. Good times.
Thankfully the structure is still fine, so all we need is a stainless alloy liner dropped in. Price is per linier foot, so for the first time (of what I'm sure will be more than a few) I'm glad it's a short ranch style house. Still $1200 that could have gone to the bathrooms or kitchen rebuilds, had somebody simply stuck a little piece of metal up on the roof. On a positive note, we will be required to burn "a 2-log fire" every day until the mortar and insulation cures.
This may come as a surprise to some, since I know there's a certain amount of stereotypes in the gun blog circles about LEOs, and as some long-time readers may know, that's kind of my civilian job. So here's the rub: While the pattern does look pretty cool, I don't really see the legitimacy of it, especially in an LE environment. It really is a pure "I want to look cool" product, as it has no concealment abilities, making it pretty useless for SWAT Snipers or Drug Enforcement guys busting grows out in the woods, and camo makes no difference for dynamic entry teams. (And in my opinion, if you're going for some sort of "psychological edge," I'd think Kryptek Typhon would be the better option.)
All in all, if you want and need camo, get an effective camo. Otherwise solid black with big white lettering is going to look plenty professional, and clearly identify who you are, and that's more important than looking cool.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
We'll file our shopping here success as well. Crossed another off the "would really like to have list," and snagged a 1928 manufactured Winchester 1897. Long barrel, take-down, and all sorts of slam-fire fun.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Jeebus I need to post more often. We close on the new house Monday, so hopefully things will pick up after that madness.
In the meantime, sometimes you need to go to the source for the good stuff, in this case Slainte Scotch Ale (left) and Peruvian Morning (right) straight from the taps on the brewery floor.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Today we remember those we served with, and those who served before us. There are still brothers and sisters downrange, and I can't help but thing that there's another group of soldiers, sitting around a fire the night before heading out for a week long mission in Indian Country (just like we were less than a year ago in this picture.)
Happy Veterans' Day guys.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Thursday, October 17, 2013
If I were building an AR from scratch, this is upper I'd use. I've always felt that if there's an issue that requires you to beat the bolt into battery, there's probably something not very safe about the ammo or your gun.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Friday, October 4, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
We raised $460 for Team G&C, not bad I think for having a bunch of technical issues for the first week or so (probably not using Livestrong next year...) putting us strongly in the middle of the pack (9 our of 18!)
Speaking of next year, I'm wearing pants today, and it feels weird. I can't wait until next September! Hopefully I'll have some good ways thought up to entice you to donate more.
Monday, September 30, 2013
Sunday, September 29, 2013
|I don't know if that's a question you want to ask, beer.|
Even though September is coming to a close (no more baseball for Brewers fans... sad face...), there is still time to donate!! I'd love to break into $400, and I don't think that's unreasonable, especially all those people out there that said they would, but haven't donated yet. Click Here to donate to Livestrong on behalf of Guns & Coffee!
Friday, September 27, 2013
Manda had some fancy professional networking thingy, so I got all dressy again.
It was a little sad though, had to work, so couldn't enjoy any of the number of free microbrews. Oh wells.
There's still a few days to donate! We hit $300 yesterday, but I still think we can do better!