Friday, November 16, 2012

Well... Thankfully I Have a Kindle...

I asked Mandafern if she could swing into the local book store and pick up the newest issue of SWAT Magazine to send over to me, and I guess they no longer carry it, nor any other "hunting or firearms related publications" because they "encourage violence."

I guess I'll no longer be supporting their business.  Kinda sucks, since it was less than a mile from the house. Hopefully the other book store across town has it, otherwise I'll be forced to stop supporting my local businesses (who obviously know what's good for me better than I do) and finally get a subscription.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Fundraisers for Tam

If you're stuck under a rock (like me...) on of the most influential gunbloggers (at least to me...) is having a rough time with some stuff.

As gunbloggers tend to do (because we're awesome people) there's a whole slew of fundraising type stuff going on to help.  Given my current location, the best I can do is jump in and lower everybody's chances for some of the prizes, and I highly suggest you do  the same!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

M&P C.O.R.E.

I can't find the post, but I swear in the past I mentioned it wouldn't be long before more than FN was doing this...

Smith & Wesson announced a new series for the M&P pistol line, the C.O.R.E., or Competition Optic Ready Equipment. In other words, an M&P9 or 40 (standard and 'L') with tall sights and a cutout for various Micro Red-Dot sights.
I haven't had a chance to shoot a pistol equipped this way, but I'm very tempted to pick up a Ruger 22/45 with a rail when I get home to drop a Primary Arms MRD on and see how it works for me. I like the idea, and can see it being pretty sweet for a duty/defense pistol if you can train yourself to use it.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

More Coffee in the 'Stan!

So to further the series of... imaginative (yeah, that's a good adjective...) coffees for the ECR (Evil Coffee Robot) we cracked open a K-Cup of Green Mountain Coffee's "Golden French Toast." Coffee and French Toast, sounds all breakfasty, and that should be pretty awesome, right?

In the "roaster's" own words-
Remember those lazy Saturday mornings when everybody slept in? About the only thing that would open our eyes (other than the smell of just brewed coffee, of course) was the mouth-watering aroma of buttery French toast and warm Vermont maple syrup.
And Fair Trade to boot!

This stuff was freshly mailed to us the other day, so there's no excuse of it sitting around from a year ago either.  Once the ECR stopped making strange noises (sure glad I had an M4 fully loaded with M855A1 ready) we were greeted with a strong aroma of Maple Syrup. It filled the entire office, and didn't smell bad actually.  Upon closer inspection, my nose picked up a hint of rather bland Robusto coffee and very slight notes of butter.

It did brew up nice and dark, and I couldn't see the bottom of the cup for once.

For smelling so sweet, it's amazingly bitter. Any "French Toast" flavor is quickly lost by... something.  In it's defense, there was much less "chemical" taste than other K-Cups I've tried.  Overall, it looked much better than it tasted, and really just seems like bad coffee they tried to cover with an even worse flavor.

As for SSG Moose, "It tastes like what I imagine the French Toast from the movie 'Road Trip' would."

This one scores one mangy goat out of five.