Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Violent Crime Rates Down

and the "experts" aren't sure why.

This story has been making it's way around the gun blogosphere (the professional geographer in me loves that term), and I felt like I should throw it up too. I guess none of the "experts" saw any stories about gun sales and carry permit numbers for the same time. Either that or guns are too icky for them and they ignore said stories.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Hopefully it isn't full of suck...

A new show on History Channel about snipers. Should be interesting to hear Mr. Furlong talk about his 1.5 mile shot in Afghanistan if nothing else.

added: 10 minutes in, looks good so far.

Overheard in at a coffee place...

"Do you guys have any decaf espressos?"


Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Got one for the carbine. I'll put up a more in depth review when I get out to the range, a long with my thoughts on the MS2.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

OC'd tonight.

I was feeling ambitious, and I needed to fill the windshield fluid on the car, so I headed out to Walmart. Parked the car, popped the trunk, pulled out the case, holstered my 1911, slid in a mag, and headed into the lion's den.

Walked all the way to the auto department, clear in the back of the store, got a friendly hello from the greater, passed a couple manager types throughout the store, and costumers all over the place. I sometimes forget how crowded that place is when you're not there at 3am.
Grabbed a jug of fluid, went back to the check-out, paid, went back to the car, filled up the fluid, and secured my pistol back in the trunk.

No mass panic, no children crying, no over-zealous Plover PD. Woot!

Freshly emboldened, I drove over to Best Buy, and wandered around the DVD section for a while. Picked up a couple movies, and headed home.

Carried my Kimber Cutom II in a Fobus paddle. Finally got around to ordering a tan Serpa for it tonight (I like the tan color, and a little more retention doesn't hurt either).