Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ruger LC9s

Got an email from Ruger today, they introduced the "LC9s", a new version of their single-stack pocket 9 with a striker system rather than the DAO trigger setup on the original.

Supposedly it has a much better trigger and fits in LC9 holsters.  More importantly (to me,) they deleted the crap-tastic LCI flag and just went with a little viewing port.  Still has a mag disconnect (darn) but they've included an "inert magazine for safe disassembly."

Looks like a good option for a small gun.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Here's some shaky, sometimes blurry video of some vintage cars making lots of noise. (Still getting use to the oddities of using a dSLR for video... and blanked on bringing a tripod...)


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Camo Circus

This should be fun to watch...
The U.S. Army;has altered its government-owned Scorpion camouflage pattern to look almost identical to MultiCam, the trademarked pattern the service has been using in Afghanistan since 2010.
On one hand, it follows my thought of keeping the gear and uniforms that are already in the system; however we'll see if Crye thinks it's a little too close to Multicam.


...do tend to bring in the crowds. Minor League game time!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Off to the races!

Vintage weekend at Road America. Very cool cars, and just as cool to be able to explore my wife's old stomping grounds. Great way to spend a birthday!
Some more potato pics, but tons (literally thousands. And I use that word correctly) of pictures on the 'real' camera to convert and dump on some sort of online sharing deal after we get home.
Timber Rattlers game tomorrow.
Tacticool at its finest.

Can't get any closer than this to live race cars!

Friday, July 18, 2014


Potato pic... but there will be real ones when I get home and edit the raws.

Down in Elkhart Lake, WI for the Vintage Race at Road America because tomorrow is my birthday and I like old cars.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Game 2

So far another close one. Last night we won (just barely), right now we're down by one...


Sounds like I'd get along with the Swedes pretty well.  I like the sounds of a mid-day coffee break.


ALL the beef. Somehow I just crammed a quarter of a cow in the two freezers. I suggest investing in charcoal if you're looking for stocks...

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014

Army Pistols

Lots of talk about the Army (once again) not being happy with the ol' M9. Pretty legitimate reasons in my mind, but I don't think a caliber change is going to fix the issue.  A new pistol (with a rail... and a smaller grip... and not stupid backwards safeties or DA/SA... etc.) is needed, but also people need to realize that FMJ out of a pistol is going to always suck.

The overall challenge is finding something that all the new hip plastic pistols do (high capacity, lightweight, modular grip size would be nice...) that isn't a plastic frame (my vote would be a Sig P226 SAO in all honesty... even though they're not that light.)  I know how GIs treat M9s, and a plastic frame is not going to last long.  I doubt that'll happen though, probably just end up with some .40S&W Glock and go through it all again next time we go to war again.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Inside Coffee

Ever wondered what it looks like inside an espresso machine when it's doing it's thing?

Now you know.  And it's pretty cool.


Little reminder - the newest Monster Hunter Book is out!

I got the eARC a few months back, and let me tell you, this is possibly the best MHI book yet.

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