Wednesday, February 10, 2010

new M14

The new baby has arrived, M14 with a shorty barrel... Handles great, can't wait to play outside with it.

Life has gotten in the way of shooting lately!

Suffice to say that I think Smith Enterprise did a great job on her. I'll know more when I get to actually make noise with her...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Oh wow. Smith just called and mentioned that the new baby should be finished a couple months ahead of schedule!!!!!!

I can't WAIT..... More when I get the official word.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

6.8 & other AR oddities

Well, I have to admit it, I have been suffering from BRD a little lately (Black Rifle Disease). and ARs (Another Rifle)s have found there way into my gun collection.

I have had a 5.56 for about a year or so, and my latest add is a 6.8. Both of them are effective at far less range than the M14, but for women, children, and guys who don't / won't train, well let's say that a 150meter rifle is fine for them!

Saw a chart the other day recommended to me by a friend. Over at the ammo oracle.

Interesting stuff about what velocity the 5.56 stops fragmenting, and what length of barrel keeps the bullet going that fast out to certain ranges. Turns out that my 16" M4gery is good with 55grain projos out to 150 meters, but a 14.5" is only good to about 100 meters!!

Black rifles will never replace my M14 for that AT&T moment.. (For you young guys AT&T made famous a commercial about "reach out and touch someone"...)


I'm back. Back as in trying to post something instead of gaffing off this blog.

So, here's what's up: Got to shoot last weekend, had a blast.

Got to infect a friend with M14-itis (that's the disease where you feel the need to sell all the shit you own to make possible the purchase of a M14). Which was cool.

Referred him to the posts here on the M14 to help explain things.

In Wisconsin and it's cold. More later.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

It's April 19th

If you don't know the significance of the date today, here is a little reminder:

#1 April 19th 1775 Battle of Concord Green and Lexington (the Shot Heard 'Round the World)

#2 April 19th 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (The Jews in the ghetto resist the German Army for 27 days, longer than either the French or Polish armies resisted...)

#3 April 19th 1993 Burning of Waco's Branch Davidian Church (The US Government, led by Attorney General Janet Reno, decides to use gas grenades that are known to incinerate wood on a wooden structure)

#4 April 19th 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing (Someone, purportedly Timothy McVeigh, blows up the Edward R. Murrah building in OKC, killing 168...Mysteriously, the ATF and FBI offices in the building were vacant that morning)

Some quite pivotal events on April 19th...

Friday, April 17, 2009

Obama vs. Nat Taggart

Yesterday and Today, the media has been abuzz with Obama's 'lets play with trains' statement. You can see that here.

Which got me to wondering, why in the name of all that is socialist and unholy does he want to subsidize another ailing and failing industry??? Well I guess I had no further to look than the book that I've been struggling with for a couple (sigh.. four) months now: Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand.

I do know that Atlas Shrugged basically spells out the leftist / socialist / communist manifesto, I forgot that the main character of the book is a railroad tycoon. Maybe while BarryO was reading Atlas Shrugged (and ignoring the MEANING of the book while MISINTERPRETING the good versus evil struggle in the book) he decided that, like the Taggarts, he should have a railroad to play with...

Thursday, March 26, 2009

?? what happened here??

One of the blogs that I try to read regularly, the Survivalist, has disappeared..... Anyone know what's going on with that???