Auld Lang Syne Fireplace
Happy New Year to all from Mr. Completely & KeeWee!
See you next year at the range.....
Auld Lang Syne Fireplace
Cream - Spoonful
Manfred over in France at French gun blog Armes et tir passion has a new toy, a .45 Caliber H & K Mark 23. He's also got a gun review (I think, Bablefish translation is down at the moment) and some video of some live range time shooting some pins with it. Here's his post.
I just got an email from Dan Allen, who runs Brass World Online. It seems that Google has dropped him out of their searches since his is a gun related business. This can have a big negative impact on his business.
An Alaska Moose Story . . .
From the Grand Junction (Colorado) Sentinel
I'm sure a lot of you have discovered AVG anti-virus software and have been using it for some time. It not only works well, but it's also free, at least, if you are using it non-commercially . In my own opinion, it's noticeably better than the two "Big Name" anti-virus company's products, and it doesn't seem to slow the computer down as much.
Rivrdog, Random Nuclear Strikes, and a lot of other blogs have all done series on preparedness, and I'm not going to go over the same stuff that they have already covered. I do have some insights, however, that you may want to consider.
Update: 4:45pm Sunday. Power came on this morning for a couple of minutes, and with only 89 volts. Then it went off again. There is power about a half a mile from here, so we are hoping to see the lights back on soon.
It's nearing 6pm. and the wind is definitely on the increase. Every so often the whole house kinda shudders when a gust hits it. The wind is around 3o mph with gusts around 40 or so, I'd guess.
For My Democratic Friends:
As many of you know, InSights Training Center Instructor Mike Shertz has been battling leukemia for the last 2 years. Just a few weeks ago he went through a bone marrow transplant, but his fight is far from over. His insurance will only cover half the costs of the procedure and we are doing what we can to help him in this time of need. If you would like to help you can make a donation, participate in a machine gun charity shoot, or buy raffle tickets for some great items. Or do all three!
Twisted Sister - Oh Come All Ye Faithful
How you all doin?
Busy week coming up on my end. I know this looks long, but please read it in its entirety.
Tuesday morningWEDNESDAY MORNING (and I mean morning!) 8:00am, Moses Martinez-- The man who who stalled my death so that surgeons could save my life-- Will be receiving the highest Peace-Time award possible for that act of heroism: The Soldiers Medal. Generals as well as possibly the new Secretary of Defense will be in attendance. Come and help me thank the man who saved my life Tuesday:
1.) Exit 120 to Ft Lewis (Do not go to North Ft Lewis)
2.) Stop at the visitors center on your right just short of the ID check. The center is under some trees just beyond the parking lot. Captain Antosh and myself will be thereat 0750 (7:50am), and we should have everyone in their cars ready to go no later than 8:00am.
3.) Captain Antosh will meet you inside to ensure no one gets hung up processing visitors passes. Every car needs to have a driver with valid ID, registration, and insurance. Once onto post, you will follow him to the ceremony.
4.) If you lose him, continue on 41st Division (the road the gate puts you on) for about 2.5 mi. You will go through 3 stop lights, and you will see the air field on your left through a chain-link.
5.) As the road begins curving to the left, you will see some old, un-used railroad tracks to your right. Take a right onto Railroad Ave right about where these tracks intersect the 41st Division. It is a sharp hairpin turn.
6.) Continue on Railroad Ave for about 2 miles, and you come to a 4 way intersection. Turn left. You will still be on Railroad Ave. 7.) Pass a large building on your left called the MSTF (I have no idea what that stands for) and continue to thenext large building on the left. This is the Brigade Command Training Center. For those of you who need it, there is handicap (like me) up front. All others park in the gravel across the street.
8.) Enter the main entrance and you hit the lobby. There will be soldiers/civilians to welcome you in.
For more information:
CPT Josef Antosh
S-5, Civil Affaris Officer
Then, if that isn't enough; I too will actually be receiving an award. Many of you either heard or saw that I had received a commendation from our local chapter of the American Legion. Well they put me in for nationals and I hardly gave it a second thought. First, the award usually goes to soldiers and with two wars (or one war on terror) and a hurricane, there were plenty of opportunities for heroism, second; there are an enormous amount of American Legion halls across this country-- I wouldn't stand a chance!
Except for the fact that... I won.
On Friday, Dec. 15th 7:00ish (double check with me) I will be the American Legion 2006 HERO of the year! Wow. God just seems to insist on sharing his glory with me. Wow. Ceremony will be Friday at American Legion Post #138, 7515 Cirque Drive (56th turns into Cirque). Look for a 7-11, a drug store and a whole lotta flags!
Also, Sunday, Dec 17th in a private show for Home Depot employees Shawn, Lee and myself will be performing under the Comedy Kaleidoscope banner. Your prayers and support will be appreciated.
So, that's it. Aside from my kitchen fire there is little to report. Pray I find a date for my award ceremony, keep a good thought in general and please keep praying--every week there is improvement in my left leg (bloody little improvement, but improvement all the same) and I hope to see you at one or all these events.
Sincerest love in Christ,
NOTE: This original post of Part I of this series seems to have disappeared from the database, so I am re-posting it. The rest of the series makes more sense when you understand the original project parameters.
In the last three parts of this series we tidied up most of the internal bits. There's still a little more to be done on the inside, but it's time to start work on the sight mount assembly. The total sight mount assembly consists of six pieces; the U-shaped lower mount, two mirror image side plates, the top plate, the blast deflector, and the sight mount rail. Everything is held together with flat headed Allen bolts from the hardware store.
As we approach the Christmas season, thoughts turn to gifts and presents, among other things. The thought comes to mind “What do you, or I, really want for Christmas?” We often talk of what we would buy if we won the lottery and had unlimited amounts of money so we could buy whatever we could desire. A new car, a new house, maybe a long vacation to places you’ve always wanted to visit but couldn’t afford. Even some of the less expensive “…it would be nice to have a …….” items come to mind. Clothes, appliances, firearms, things to go with your hobbies, all sorts of things come to mind.
A while back I did a post on an addicting little game called line rider. Basically you draw a line with your mouse, then a little man on a toboggan slides down the line, going over the bumps and so forth, and if you did it right, he won't crash going down the hill.
Written by Brian Schul - former sled (SR-71 Blackbird) driver
Basic Electricity Part 1
The guys over at Chicago Boyz are getting a bit restless, being as there are no e-Postal matches until Spring, so they decided to put on one of their own here! Good for them! It's for air pistols, but I wonder if they'd consider adding a .22 rimfire pistol class? I'll send them an email and ask.
Chicago Boyz Air Pistol Match #1
This is an indoor shooting match that anyone with an air pistol may participate in. Here is how it works:
1. Download targets here. Unzip the files. (A Word file with instructions is included.) Print at least two copies of the 5 meter target, preferably on slightly heavy, cream colored, non-shiny paper.
2. Range is 5 meters (16.5 ft) from muzzle to target. Any air pistol. Any sights. Shoot one-handed from an unsupported standing position.
3. Match consists of 5 shots per bull, 20 shots per target, 40 shots total on two targets. Only the higher-scoring target counts; the scores of the lower-scoring target will be discarded.
4. You must shoot the match during one range session, and you may not take any practice shots after you have made your first shot for record.
5. When you are finished shooting, scan or photograph your targets and upload them as jpg or pdf attachments to a post on this thread. Or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post them for you.
6. The contest ends when we decide there have been enough entries. If not many people enter we will keep it open for a while. The winner will receive tremendous recognition and praise, and perhaps a coveted Chicagoboyz Certificate of Achievement.
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