Saturday, February 28, 2015

Little Tree

Giving this a shot to help with winter suck.  The local greenhouse had some on sale, so I snagged a juniper, since they are supposedly able to take a bit of abuse. 

Re-potted it and trimmed it up a bit yesterday, still need to get a pair of concave cutters (or whatever they're called) to nip off one of the bigger branches.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Brr...

A few of us hit up the range yesterday, which was fine for the first couple hours, but then my toes got cold. It was around 9°, not counting windchill...

The "Cold-weather Carbine" rode in the bed of the truck on the way there, just to keep it nice and chilly.  The only issue encountered was with the first Lancer translucent mag.  I've got a couple of their first generation ones, so bearing that in mind, with only 20 rounds in the 30 round mag, I racked the charging handle, the mag didn't fall out, but it didn't chamber a round.  It had failed to seat on a closed bolt.  I guess they're still more of a novelty to me than as a combat ready magazine, until I get my hands on some of the newest ones.

My other Lancer mag worked fine, however I didn't try seating it on a closed bolt.  My PMags worked fine.

And I think I can finally feel my toes again.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Here's a horrible idea...


Seriously. You're going to get somebody shot.

Apparently the Ferguson PD is testing this thing?  What the hell is wrong with a Taser?  At least you don't have to draw your real gun, and point said gun at people.  Or just get freakin' bean bag rounds for the shotguns... that thing is just going to make things worse.
After traveling through the barrel, the bullet embeds itself inside the alloy projectile, and the docking unit immediately detaches from the weapon, according to the manufacturer.
This process decreases the bullet's velocity and dampens its impact. The bullet, then, should not pierce a human’s skin and cause the type of internal damage that would kill the person. However, it retains enough blunt force to knock someone over and deliver severe, debilitating pain.
What could go wrong?