The Army is still quite capable of burning coffee. Yuck.
Friday, March 30, 2012
There's one little issue with the particular combo of the Elzetta mount and the 14.5" barrel, especially with a muzzle comp like the Dynacomp-
The bezel of the light is awful close to the blast area, and incandescent bulbs are not known for their blast resistance. Knowing this, and not really liking the G2 anyway (old tech, dim as hell (65 whole lumens) compared to new LED lights...) I figured it'd be a good chance to see what it could take.
Apparently it'll take somewhere between 40 and 60 rounds of 55 gr. Wolf FMJ before giving up the little electronic ghost. I was somewhat hopeful that it'd hold up longer than that, since the bottom of the comp is fully closed (to counter muzzle rise and cut down on dust signature) but apparently not quite enough.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
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Actually looks pretty cool. I wouldn't mind one for shits and giggles at least.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
“Bike Thief” is a social experiment in which filmmaker Casey Neistat repeatedly stole his own bike in locations around New York City, including in front of a police station. He gets away with it in (almost) every instance.
This really highlights both an immense lack of situational awareness in most people and the reason why I have good bike locks.
This does not help with the bloggage.
Yesterday afternoon/evening I rolled up to the gun shop to pick up a free hat for being awesome, and fondle my probably BAG Day purchase. Speaking of, BAG Day is a Sunday, and the shop's closed, but I'm looking at a handgun, so I'll most likely pay and do the paperwork on Saturday and pick it up Monday after the stupid waiting period. I figure that should be close enough for .gov work.
While I was there, I also got to handle an NFA Kriss carbine and a Serbu breacher. The Serbu seems like it would be fun for about 5 minutes, then unless you're actually using it as a breacher, you'd be wondering why you went AOW and not SBS (I'm still very much wanting an 870 with a 12" barrel... ends right at the factory mag tube, how awesome is that?) The Kriss on the other hand... well, I'm glad I didn't look at the price tag, or I'd be doing math to figure out when I could start paperwork.
On a more positive note, they're also carrying converted Saiga 12s and stock drums for the same. That could end up costing me a bit (although I'd be constantly tempted to mount a launcher of some sort to the bottom...)
Start three nights of overnights tonight, so maybe there'll be some stuff up here with more content in the morning.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
"The signs are part of what WGO calls its DEFEND WISCONSIN PROGRAM, in response to the anti-gun signs being posted by some businesses around Wisconsin to prohibit concealed carry. It also aims to counter the anti-gun smear campaign of the Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort (WAVE), the notorious Madison-based anti-gun group."
I'll have to keep an eye out for them, and make sure to frequent those places.
If you are a Wisconsin business owner and would like to put up your own signs, they are available here.
Also of note is this little bit of the article-
"Last fall, WGO launched its successful Don’t Buy List Program, which to date has listed over 800 anti-gun businesses around the state. These businesses are put on alert that gun owners will no longer patronize them until the signs are removed. To date, nearly two dozen businesses have reversed course and removed the signs, thanks to grassroots pressure from vigilant members of WGO."Keep up the good work.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Also, despite the grips being more efficient at transferring the recoil energy, my hands still felt better than they did after the 40 rounds a few days before with the factory rubber.
These are definitely worth looking into if you have a J-frame.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
That should take care of some zombies.You might drive a Prius, but that doesn't mean you should be rolling down the road without the Trucker's Friend ($50). This all-purpose, all-in-one tool incorporates an axe, spanner, hammer, nail puller, tire chain hook, pry bar, and lever into a single, rugged 21-inch body. Mesh hat and Big Gulp not included.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
They feel slightly wider than the factory rubber, but the relief behind the cylinder release is a bit deeper, and and the G10 is less grabby than the rubber, so I can actually use HKS and Safariland speedloaders now. I'm hoping they'll snag on my shirt a lot less now too.
Between these and the Apex kit, I'm really really liking my little J-frame.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Got a new Irish Coffee Mug (from the dollar store, and made in the USA!) and new grips on the J-frame. Half a pan of mint frosted brownies to complete the picture. It is March after all! Also a 5 round Tuff Quickstrip. The new grips work a lot better with traditional Speedloaders, but the strips lay in a pocket a lot better.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
As far as the movie itself goes, there were some big differences from the book, but they didn't detract from the story. Just like nearly any book-to-film, it's bound to happen. Thankfully it wasn't a full out abortion like Starship Troopers or something.
The Green Men were pretty much spot on, and the airships were even cooler than I even imagined them in my head reading the books. I do wish they would have explained a bit more about how Barsoomian technology actually works though.
Overall, I'm glad we went to an afternoon matinee, so only ended up paying $1 more than standard ticket price. The movie was good, but the "premium" for 3D almost stopped us from even going. If you're not worried about that, or have the option to see it on a regular screen for the normal price, I'd definitely go for it.
Friday, March 9, 2012
|Doc says the range is safe.|
|Doc also brought his M&P9c for the two of us to try out.|
Consensus, need one with safeties for me, one without for her.
|I decided to beat the crap out of my hands and put 40 rounds of fmj through|
the J-frame. It was enough for today.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Manda and I started a gym membership a few months ago, and like any locker room full of semi-strangers sometimes you hear things and want to jump into the conversation.
So, random college sportsball player, khaki shorts are never "a go" for team dinner function, no matter how casual, especially if it's no jeans. Invest in some khaki pants.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
On top of that, I have to get rolling to get to drill in a few hours.
Is it ever going to be spring?