Sunday, October 30, 2011
A neighboring hotel’s staff alleged voiced concerns about having to recently escort hotel employees to and from bus stops late at night due to inappropriate behavior, such as public masturbation, from street protesters.Apparently that has prompted the city to not renew their permit... Knowing Madison politics, I almost find that surprising.
(h/t Boots & Sabers)
Dear FTC or whoever, I'm not getting paid for this, and it is purely out of the good of my heart. Because unlike you, I have one and I like to see companies that I like succeed in their business. So you can suck it.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
I also link there a bit from here, which they like. They like it enough that they kick some of that revenue back to me to say thanks, and in turn I get more stuff from them (Like cool little flashlights and a Strider PREbike Balance Running Bike for my oldest nephew) so don't be afraid to click.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
"Get a 9mm. Civilians are not limited by the Geneva Conventions and can carry hollowpoints. A 9mm hollowpoint is devastating. Plus 9mm is cheaper and you can practice more."
I generally don't get too deep into the caliber wars, but that's pretty much how I've explained my feelings for the better part of a decade now.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The downside is they're still sticking to not releasing the application until Nov. 1st, which means Wisconsin residents most likely will not be able to carry until mid December when they finally get around to processing and sending out the permits. Out of state residents of those states we will honor will be able to carry Nov. 1st however... because that makes sense.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Badguys don't always attack in nice weather or when your hands are nice and clean. There's always that off chance that you need to use your gun with blood (or other slick fluid) covered hands, especially those in the law enforcement community. Thankfully there's some options out there for the M&P series.
I did toy around with the thought of stippling (much like Caleb last week,) but I just don't have the desire (or balls) to take a soldering iron to my gun. Plus I've seen many many stippling jobs gone overboard. I just needed a little bit more bite to help manage recoil when my hands are wet or the like. Thankfully the M&P has a removable backstrap, and there's a few companies out there selling aftermarket grip inserts that are already stippled for you.
Cane & Derby, in addition to having a classy name, sells GatorSkin Textured M&P Grips. I decided to spice up the M&P9 and go with the tan colored Large size grip.
I have big hands, and really like the way the large grip not only fills out the back of the grip, but swells out the sides a bit as well. The GatorSkin texture does a great job of increasing the grip without being overly aggressive and tearing up your hand or side when carrying. I still prefer an undershirt between me and the gun if I'm carrying the gun IWB though, but it's not as rough as the VZ Operator IIs I have on my 1911.
It also looks fairly low-key, assuming you stick with the same color as your frame, something to think about if you're issued an M&P and want to augment the grip. It puts some extra traction right where you need it to help manage recoil, and overall the insert is well worth the whole $25 I shelled out for it, and I'm still able to return my gun to the factory look and feel if I ever feel the need. I'd give it at least 4 out of 5 cups-o-joe.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
The "Occupy _______(?)" people had a local gathering here on campus, providing me with some entertainment.
They talked for a bit, then headed downtown, where they talked some more and dispersed at a predetermined time (making me wonder why they bothered with the "occupy" title.) As the photo shows, there was all of 30 people there, most of who looked to be leftovers from the "Recall Walker" dust-up earlier this year.
Looking to shape up to be a long cold one this year.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Why is this good? We have tickets for that game, and I'm at drill this weekend. Final formation is scheduled for 1200, and the current scheduled first pitch is 1505. Onalaska to Milwaukee is approximately a three hour drive, not counting traffic or the time it takes to find a parking spot and walk to the gates.
So... don't lose momentum boys, as much fun as it would be to beat up on some trolls, I'd like to get to the game on time.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
They've recently released a new line of blasters, and the magazines are actually called magazines (the N-Strike magazine system refers to them as "clips.")
I'm pretty tempted to snag one of the new guns just to see how they stack up to the old dart systems.
Monday, October 10, 2011
They've made it able to accept AR grips, tweaked the handguard and barrel swap system, but (I say "but" because I don't agree with this change) deleted the folding aspect of the stock.
Claimed weight reduction of 1.8 lbs, and they're planning on submitting the new version for the Army's new carbine competition.
More at SSD.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
*It's not a bad thing though.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Update: Prices indicated that nobody there was actually trying to "sell" much. Ah well. Did find a sweet biking jersey at the Goodwill there for $6, and a British Combat Shirt in their desert colors at Fleet Farm for $15, brand new. Sure, the colors don't match my plate carrier, but it's for $15 I'm not complaining.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Still catching up from the trip, and worked nights the last two. I'm going to sleep in a little bit, hopefully get some stuff up here later today when I wake up...
Speaking of the trip, the Jeep Compass sucks. If the rental had cost us more than $5 I would have been pissed.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
I never thought vanilla and banana would be good flavors in a beer, but Sonoma Springs and my buzz say otherwise. The Norma Wiess wheat beer is incredibly smooth and drinks quite easily (three pints in an hour and a half easy.)
They even let us buy an empty Growler to take home as a souvenir and get filled at our local micro-brewery.