Monday, December 30, 2013
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013
The offending slush has been removed (pending the next pass by the county plow truck), so hopefully they are able to remember "oh yeah, I do have to reach that far all year."
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Monday, December 16, 2013
What I find interesting is that those are both well regarded schools, supposedly full of smart kids. I guess the strain is too much for some?
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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!
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
So to pursued you to donate, here is a photo of me with the bit of "Packers Swag" I won at the preseason game last month.
|Jay: I see your jersey and raise you a helmet?|
(Just for today's photo... I don't think Manda
would let me send this thing anywhere...)
Yup, a genuine game-worn helmet from last season. I guess the Pack doesn't mess around with the prizes for the "3rd Quarter Break Fan of the Game."
There's still time to donate to help kick cancer's stupid butt! Today we hit $300 exactly, let's get that up to $400! Donate here!!!
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Today was a case of "I love the look of 'dress clothes' and never wear them... but I own them... screw it, wearing a tie and vest." Got a good amount of compliments, and a ton more "so why are you dressed up?" comments too. I should dress pretty every day.
Still have a week or so to donate! I'd like to at least break $300 at this point...
Finally got around to installing the RRA Two-stage trigger into the A2, had to try it out.
It's pretty sweet. Eventually I'll swap out a NM upper and get serious, but it's a start at least.
It's still September, so there's still time to DONATE! I'm currently dead middle of the pack, but I'm still convinced I can do better. Help me out!
Monday, September 23, 2013
…Chandler also told troops that the new Army combat uniforms will likely be phased in starting eight to nine months from now. The uniform will feature different colors for different environments, but the pattern will be very similar to the mottled “multicam” currently used in Afghanistan under the designation “Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern.”I still say it makes sense, since we've got a bunch of equipment in "OCP" in the inventory already, and it works. I guess we'll see how true that is in a few months.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
|Crap, how do these rules work again?|
Over the years their stores have been used as a meeting place and have unwantingly hosted rallies and open carry displays, along with anti-gun protesters loudly crying about their stance, or lack thereof.
They have once again made a noncommittal request for gun owners to not openly display firearms in their stores (but if you do, we'll still serve you... just try not to, ok?)
I can't say I blame them, they've spent a few years under somewhat intense scrutiny from the Antis, and an unwanted embrace from the Pros; all because they have tried their hardest to not pick sides.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
What I do have to offer, is a kilt pin.
I made this one up last month, and need to make a few more for next month. It'll be pretty quick to knock out another one and offer it up as a prize, say $5 gets you a "ticket", and I'll figure out some fun way of picking a winner at the end of the month? I think it's a good deal!
Don't forget, donate here!
Monday, September 16, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Friday, September 13, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Rest assured, once i got up and moving I was kilted, and I'll have a good picture tomorrow.
Also, my offer from yesterday still stands. Made the same offer on facebook, but everybody seems to have missed the "donate" part...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
|I gots nuthin'.|
I'm sure you know the deal, donate, email me the receipt and add your photo request in the body of the email, and as long as it's legal, I'll make it happen!
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Monday, September 9, 2013
On the upside, as we pulled out of Walgreens with the psuedoephedrine, I decided that if I ever need a parking lot painted, I don't want to hire the guys that did theirs.
|How much is "drunk insurance"?|
I don't work tomorrow, so hopefully I'll remember to get a quick photo.
And as always, please direct your sympathy donations here.
ETA: Sympathy picture! Sniffley tea time.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Saturday, September 7, 2013
|Believe it, or not.|
Friday, September 6, 2013
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
|Get some!(Heritage of Ireland that is.)|
This brings up the thought, if you have ideas for pictures of me in a kilt doing stuff, comment away!
As always, donate here - G&C Livestrong