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Kilted to Kick Cancer 2014!

Once again, Guns & Coffee is Kilted to Kick Cancer!

Donations can be made on the

Please check "This donation is made as part of a Fundraising Team" and select "Team Guns & Coffee" from the drop-down menu.

Also keep in mind-
Kilted to Kick Cancer is proud to announce we have received the stamp of approval from the IRS to operate under section 501(c)(3) of the revenue code.
Short version: The money you donate to help us spread the word about cancer risks for guys and gals alike…it’s tax deductible now!
Thank you for your support!



Sunday, September 14, 2014

Good seats

Moments later Clark made a three run shot to center right. Shaping up to be a much better game than last night.

KtKC Day 14

Play ball! And try to win this time...

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Team Guns & Coffee

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Baseball!

Game 2 of the series, game 1 for us. Go Crew!

KtKC Day 13

Beer!

Brenner just started doing tours and serving their new brews about a month ago. Look for an extended post next week!

As always, please donate! Kiltedtokickcancer.org/donate
Team Guns & Coffee

Friday, September 12, 2014

KtKC Day 12

Milwaukee, WI. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy (until you swing over to Madison...)

As always, please donate. Link and directions above.

KtKC - Brrr

Just sayin'... a bit chilly for kilts,



 but it's not stopping me from going kilted the entire month.

Donations can be made on the

Please check "This donation is made as part of a Fundraising Team" and select "Team Guns & Coffee" from the drop-down menu.

Also keep in mind-
Kilted to Kick Cancer is proud to announce we have received the stamp of approval from the IRS to operate under section 501(c)(3) of the revenue code.
Short version: The money you donate to help us spread the word about cancer risks for guys and gals alike…it’s tax deductible now!
Thank you for your support!


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Only in California...

Somebody found out that dimensional lumber is dimensional.
As part of the judgment Lowes was ordered to pay $1.47 million in civil penalties and costs of the investigation, as well as an additional $150,000 to fund further consumer protection-related activities.
Yup, tubbafors aren't actually 2"x4", and apparently that's false advertising.

MSBS Promo

Very cool.  I'm a quarter Polish too, and we worked a bit with some Polish RCP guys on my first deployment, and they were cool shit, so I was interested to see that TFB posted a neat promo video for the newest Radom carbine system.

KtKC Day 11

Was busy all morning, then off to work.  Here's a photo from the wedding we were at last weekend to tide you over!


Donations can be made on the

Please check "This donation is made as part of a Fundraising Team" and select "Team Guns & Coffee" from the drop-down menu.

Also keep in mind-
Kilted to Kick Cancer is proud to announce we have received the stamp of approval from the IRS to operate under section 501(c)(3) of the revenue code.
Short version: The money you donate to help us spread the word about cancer risks for guys and gals alike…it’s tax deductible now!
Thank you for your support!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

KtKC Day 10

Ah, little toy soldier day.  The kilt really gives you a psychological advantage over your opponent.


All September Guns & Coffee will be kilted to raise awareness and funding for Prostate and Testicular cancers.
Donations can be made on the

Please check "This donation is made as part of a Fundraising Team" and select "Team Guns & Coffee" from the drop-down menu.

Also keep in mind-
Kilted to Kick Cancer is proud to announce we have received the stamp of approval from the IRS to operate under section 501(c)(3) of the revenue code.
Short version: The money you donate to help us spread the word about cancer risks for guys and gals alike…it’s tax deductible now!
Thank you for your support!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

KtKC Day 9

Simon was saying not nice things about only having four donations to the team name.


So it comes down to this. Donate, or the Simon Butt gets it!  That baby shoots three darts at a time!

Donations can be made on the

Please check "This donation is made as part of a Fundraising Team" and select "Team Guns & Coffee" from the drop-down menu.

Also keep in mind-
Kilted to Kick Cancer is proud to announce we have received the stamp of approval from the IRS to operate under section 501(c)(3) of the revenue code.
Short version: The money you donate to help us spread the word about cancer risks for guys and gals alike…it’s tax deductible now!
Thank you for your support!

Today...


Monday, September 8, 2014

KtKC Day 8

Ah, the joys of home ownership.  Also went to Menards to pick up a new storm door we ordered, somehow ended up loading it in the truck along with a new exterior door for the same doorway.  Go figure. (In our defense, it was a return that was a little over 60% off.  Dumb not to get it, since that was on the list for within the next year.)

*Safety disclaimer- I don't care about my shins. They are mine to abuse as I see fit.

Donations can be made on the

Please check "This donation is made as part of a Fundraising Team" and select "Team Guns & Coffee" from the drop-down menu.

Also keep in mind-
Kilted to Kick Cancer is proud to announce we have received the stamp of approval from the IRS to operate under section 501(c)(3) of the revenue code.
Short version: The money you donate to help us spread the word about cancer risks for guys and gals alike…it’s tax deductible now!
Thank you for your support!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

KtKC Day 7

My younger niece turned 2!


She was kind enough to get frosting all over my shirt while she was at it too.

Donations can be made on the

Please check "This donation is made as part of a Fundraising Team" and select "Team Guns & Coffee" from the drop-down menu.

Also keep in mind-
Kilted to Kick Cancer is proud to announce we have received the stamp of approval from the IRS to operate under section 501(c)(3) of the revenue code.
Short version: The money you donate to help us spread the word about cancer risks for guys and gals alike…it’s tax deductible now!
Thank you for your support!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

KtKC Day 5


Kilts and beer.  Good combo.

Donations can be made on the

Please check "This donation is made as part of a Fundraising Team" and select "Team Guns & Coffee" from the drop-down menu.

Also keep in mind-
Kilted to Kick Cancer is proud to announce we have received the stamp of approval from the IRS to operate under section 501(c)(3) of the revenue code.
Short version: The money you donate to help us spread the word about cancer risks for guys and gals alike…it’s tax deductible now!
Thank you for your support!

Weekend!

I had my last overnight shift for a couple months, so we're kicking off the weekend right.

O'so Cherry Train.

KtKC Day 4

I realized that I slightly overshot day 4... it was rainy and hectic, and things happen.  Don't worry, I was still kilted, despite the thunderstorms, and manly activities occurred (like going to the fabric store... for manly things! More on that in a week or so...)

In the meantime, here's another photo from the wedding, not as professional, and not as far back.  Cue the jokes about who had the better dress.


As always:

Donations can be made on the

Please check "This donation is made as part of a Fundraising Team" and select "Team Guns & Coffee" from the drop-down menu.

Also keep in mind-
Kilted to Kick Cancer is proud to announce we have received the stamp of approval from the IRS to operate under section 501(c)(3) of the revenue code.
Short version: The money you donate to help us spread the word about cancer risks for guys and gals alike…it’s tax deductible now!
Thank you for your support!

Reloading Habits

Travis Haley says some good stuff.  Worth the time.


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

KtKC Day 3

SPARKLY BALL!!


Donations can be made on the

Please check "This donation is made as part of a Fundraising Team" and select "Team Guns & Coffee" from the drop-down menu.

Also keep in mind-
Kilted to Kick Cancer is proud to announce we have received the stamp of approval from the IRS to operate under section 501(c)(3) of the revenue code.
Short version: The money you donate to help us spread the word about cancer risks for guys and gals alike…it’s tax deductible now!
Thank you for your support!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

KtKC Day 2

Manda says to warn her next time I'm messing around in the rafters...


Donations can be made on the

Please check "This donation is made as part of a Fundraising Team" and select "Team Guns & Coffee" from the drop-down menu.

Also keep in mind-
Kilted to Kick Cancer is proud to announce we have received the stamp of approval from the IRS to operate under section 501(c)(3) of the revenue code.
Short version: The money you donate to help us spread the word about cancer risks for guys and gals alike…it’s tax deductible now!
Thank you for your support!

So... close...


Just three more overnight shifts in the foreseeable future.  Switching to 2nd shift for a couple months, which means lack of family time, but it does mean sleeping at night.

PC Deal

If you're looking for a great deal on a quality US made plate carrier, TAG is clearancing out their stock of Banshee carriers.

I've been using one for a couple years now, zero bad things to say.

Monday, September 1, 2014

KtKC Day 1

I'm on my last week of overnight shifts, so not much excitement. However Simon approves of the mission statement.

I have many leather-bound books, and my apartment smells of rich mojogany.
Donations can be made on the

Please check "This donation is made as part of a Fundraising Team" and select "Team Guns & Coffee" from the drop-down menu.

Also keep in mind-
Kilted to Kick Cancer is proud to announce we have received the stamp of approval from the IRS to operate under section 501(c)(3) of the revenue code.
Short version: The money you donate to help us spread the word about cancer risks for guys and gals alike…it’s tax deductible now!
Thank you for your support!

Kilted to Kick Cancer 2014 Kick Off!

Once again, For the entire month of September I will be wearing a kilt (when I am not required to be in a uniform) to help raise awareness and funding for Testicular and Prostate Cancers.

I love this cause so much, I got married in a kilt!

1 in 7 men will be affected by Prostate Cancer in their lifetime. 1 in 250 men will be diagnosed with Testicular Cancer in theirs.  As with all cancers, early detection and treatment are key to survival.  The point of KtKC is to raise that awareness, inform men of these risks, and urge them to get checked.

I will be wearing a kilt, but what can you do to help?

You can get yourself a sweet outfit and enjoy a pants-free lifestyle too, but more importantly you can donate to help fund awareness campaigns and research into fighting these diseases.  Simply go to the Kilted to Kick Cancer Donate page and make your tax deductible donation today! Please remember to check "This donation is made as part of a Fundraising Team" and select "Team Guns & Coffee" from the drop-down menu as well, since there is a bit of a friendly competition going between us bloggers to see who can raise the most.

Your support is greatly appreciated, and get checked!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Kilted Review!

As September quickly approaches, kilts are once again on the blogosphere's mind, and I'm sure that many of you will be curious about where to get your own non-bifurcated leg garments.  Heritage of Scotland has quickly become my "go-to" kilt shop, and they were kind enough to recently provide a few items for me to review.

Going through their well stocked shop, I settled on some of the key basics to a kilted outfit.  A kilt, matching flashes, and a good pair of hose.  Just add a sporran and kilt pin to the mix and you'd be set!

For your money, it's darn near impossible to beat their 8 yard Polyviscose casual kilt.  Typically less than $70 (depending on exchange rates) you're getting a heck of a kilt.  I wanted to add a splash of color to my mix this year and went with the Stewart Royal tartan.

Image from Heritage of Scotland

The kilt is loaded with features.  Three leather straps with chromed buckles, along with 3" belt loops-


Sewn down pleats to keep them nice and sharp-


Lined waistband with hanger loops-


Snazzy double-fringed apron-

Hand crafted kilt pin not included*

Depending on where you shop, I've seen these options on "custom" kilts add anywhere from $20 to $60 in price.  Sizing is spot on with their instructions, and I'd lean towards the snug size, as the straps give more adjustability than you think.  I could probably get away with a size smaller if I wanted.

The 16 oz. material wears well, and is very comfortable.  It has just enough weight to hang right and keep its shape, but still breathes well and isn't itchy like traditional wool can be.  The most I've had to do with any of mine is a light touch with a warm iron to sharpen up some of the pleats (no matter how hard I try, I still get them a little messed up when sitting down sometimes.)

If you're looking for a good "entry level kilt" and aren't too picky on the tartan, this is the kilt for you.


Something that really rounds out the kilt outfit is a quality set of hose (socks for us Yanks) and complimentary flashes.  Sure, you can wear just about any knee length socks and some Doc Marten's, but it's the little things that make you look sharp.  The "plain" Gents Kilt Hose HoS offers are along the same lines as the kilt, high quality for a comparatively low price, really anything but plain.  There's something about the cable-knit pattern on the cuffs that really finishes off the look.


They are available in a wide variety of colors, and I went with the black for the versatility.  White or cream would also work, but I think that's a bit too formal for day wear and black will match any tartan.


Flashes pull double duty, both helping to keep your socks up, and to add another little splash of color to compliment your kilt. I went all out and got matching Stewart Royal tartan flashes, but you can always get solid color ones in the primary color of your kilt's tartan.

HoS has a decent selection of tartan flashes to match most of the casual kilts. They feature an elastic band to keep them snug around your calf, and are adjustable thanks to the hook and loop (Velcro) closure.  If you're shelling out for one of the less common tartans, they can hook you up too.  If you're getting tartan flashes it's always a good idea to get them at the same time as the kilt too, as the colors and material will be consistent between them.

Nicely finished with a good backing to prevent fraying.


As I mentioned earlier, simply add a sporran and kilt pin to the above items, and you're good to go.  Of course you can always add a belt and a vest and look damn good too while you're at it (forgive the harsh flash... it was late into the beer tasting party we hosted a couple weeks ago...)

(The socks are less "see through-y" in person...
the flash just really brings out the pasty skin
my Third-shift schedule has given me...)


Heritage of Scotland is a great source for any of your kilted needs, and I will be proud to wear this one as I continue to crusade against cancer this coming month.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Magnets!

Very interesting concept.



I like the idea, especially since I tend to harp on the whole "get the stock where it belongs" thing.  Ideally they'll introduce a buttpad that can swap out with the Magpul unit on most of their stocks.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Science of Quiet



Really just gun porn with some good voice-over, but definitely worth the time.