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I guess this video has been around for a while, but I just came across it. Wouldn't one of these be fun to shoot?
It's been a really busy weekend, and lots of the busyness revolved around guns and shooting! Last week Damiphino and I set up and ran a demonstration of the Cowboy Fast Draw targets and timer for the folks at Holmes Harbor Rod & Gun club to find out if there was sufficient interest in pursuing it as a HHRGC shooting sport. The results were almost overwhelming with lots of members enjoying trying it out and expressing interest in seeing future Cowboy Fast Draw activities. After some negotiations (possibly including whining, sniveling, groveling, and possible threats to let some of Damiphino's skeletons out of his closet), a deal was struck, where I bought his targets, impact sensors, start light modules, timer, cables, and all the other bits and pieces to run a Cowboy Fast Draw match. At the HHRGC demonstration one of the shooters suggested that the Cowboy Fast Draw setup would make a great side event fund raiser at the upcoming Friends of the NRA dinner coming up in two days. At that time I hadn't bought the target setup. After buying the equipment I wondered if I could pull it all together in 48 hours and make a few bucks for the NRA. Of course, since the NRA banquet is one of the biggest club gatherings of the year, it would also be a great time to showcase the new shooting sport. I made a couple of phone calls and I got the green light to run it at the dinner. I called Wayne F. and he said he could give me a hand. Rick C. also offered to help. Sailor Curt, Captain of a Crew of One gun blogger from the other side of the continent was going to be not too far away on a short work related trip, and we had planned to get together on Saturday, so a "Grand Plan" began to formulate itself. I got everything all put together, posters printed, score sheet printed, tickets printed, reworked the bolt on my ASM New Dakota revolver to resolve a lockup/timing problem, charged up a sealed led/acid battery to run the timer, and loaded everything up in my van, all set to go for Saturday morning. I also had to drill out the flash holes in 100 rounds of 45 Colt brass, install primers, and push in the wax bullets. It seemed like there were a million little details to take care of, and from previous experiences I knew for sure that "Mr. Murphy" and his law were bound to show up at the most inconvenient time!
Labels: Cowboy Fast Draw
Well, the good news, as most of you probably already know, the Supreme Court has upheld the Heller decision, and spelled out that the Second Amendment means just what we already believed it to mean, that the right to keep and bear arms is an individual right, not a collective one.
Labels: Prez campaign
Last Thursday afternoon over at the Holmes Harbor Rod and Gun club Damiphino and I (well, mostly Damiphino) set up a set of Cowboy Fast Draw targets, stands, and timer rig. He was visiting from Billings and brought along all the target stuff along with several single action 45 Colt replica revolvers so we could give Cowboy Fast Draw a try. Cowboy fast Draw is a rapidly growing shooting sport, but so far hasn't reached Washington state. In fact, this is probably one of the first times it's even been seen in Washington.
Paul sent me a link to a great newspaper article in the New Jersey Suburban covering a regional Steel Challenge match held recently. It's good to see shooting sports get a positive mention in the media. There's even a couple of pictures to give readers an idea of what steel challenge looks like.
Labels: Steel Challenge
When we were over at Banks lake there was a custom car and hotrod show at the city park just a short ways up the lake from where we were staying. Some of us took a short break from fishing and spent a few hours admiring the automotive works of art. There were a lot of cars there, but I've just posted a few pictures of some of them that caught my eye.
You've only got two weekends left to get your targets shot and sent in for this month's e-Postal match. I gave it a try yesterday and all I can say is Sebastian better stay out of dark alleys in Reno at the Gun Blogger Rendezvous! I'd say this is the toughest match I've seen, and scores will all be low, so don't let that keep you from sending in your entries. The "Masochist" class is especially fun! You keep shooting until you finally hit every one of the critters, and your score is how many shots it takes you to get them all. Better bring lots of ammo......
Labels: e-Postal Matches
KeeWee and I decided to take the longer but much more scenic North Cascades highway route to Banks Lake for two reasons. First, it's absolutely beautiful scenery, and second, we could get off of Whidbey Island at the North end by crossing the Deception Pass bridge, which saves us forty or fifty dollars of ferry fare each way. Since I was driving I didn't take any pictures, but KeeWee had her camera at hand and took some nice pictures along the way. For more of her pictures from the trip check out her blog post HERE. There was still a lot of snow in the passes, far more than would normally have been there for this time of the year.
I got an email asking for some help tracking down some information on an old cartridge. I don't know the answer, but I'm sure one of you all out there will have the information they are looking for.
If you want to try something new, fun, different, and involving guns, then you should try to be at Holmes Harbor Rod and Gun club this Thursday, June 19th. at 1 pm. Cowboy Fast Draw is a rapidly growing shooting sport, and it's just a matter of time before there will be matches all over the country. "Damiphino" (lots of Cowboy Fast Draw shooters use an alias) from Billings, Montana, will be setting up a set of cowboy fast draw targets and a timer for a few hours on Thursday to demonstrate the sport and to give everyone a chance to try it out.
KeeWee and I returned from our fishing club's Eastern Washington Banks Lake weekend Sunday night, road weary but glad we went. Unfortunately a bunch of work piled up while I was gone, and that soaked up most of yesterday and today. Needless to say, no blogging got bloggered, but over the next several days I've got lots of good stuff to post. Thursday afternoon we drove over across the North Cascades highway, and it was spectacular, with quite a bit of snow still on the roadside near the summits. We spent Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights in our RV at Coulee Playland resort on the North end of Banks lake. The wind wasn't very cooperative, but we got out fishing as often as we could. Saturday afternoon I checked out the custom and hotrod car show at the city park just up the lake from where we were staying. Yup, I took lots of pictures. Sunday morning and early afternoon we went a couple of miles down the lake to Osborne Bay and watched the hydroplane races. Got more pictures and some video from that. When I get then sorted out I'll start putting them up on the blog for you.
No posting until Monday. KeeWee and I are taking the RV and the boat over to Eastern Washington to Banks lake for some sunshine, rest, relaxing, fishing, and just generally kicking back for a couple of days.
Once again KeeWee of KeeWee's Corner has outdone herself with a great picture post and story about our weekend outing to the Olympic peninsula to camp along the Dungeness river. At the end of her big post she even has a short video of the Dungeness river flowing past our campsite. There isn't much I could add here beyond a few more pictures of the spectacular scenery. All of the below pic's are at a fairly high resolution so you can click on them to see them in greater detail.
As you have probably noticed, blogging has been light lately. There are several reasons for this. Normally most of my blog posts this time of the year revolve around pistol matches. I would normally be shooting at least one if not two matches every weekend. Most of these matches would have been at the club in Coupeville.
Note: Regular e-Postal match shooter Merle had his entries disappear (eaten by a spam filter?) and then when Manfred added them to the results, apparently Blogger ate the revised results. Anyhow, Merle turned in some very fine scores and I've added his scores to the results. Nice shooting, Merle!
|Mr.Completely||High Standard .22||43||40||83|
|Ruger SA 22Mag|
Ruger Mark I .22 6"
|Bill H||High Standard .22||23||30||53|
|Mr.Completely||High Standard .22 + reddot||49||50||99 !|
|Manfred||Colt .22 Target 2xreddot||46||50||96|
High Standard .22 + reddot
|Conservative UAW Guy||M107 .22 Ultradot Match||44||45||89|
|Bety||Colt .22 Target 2xreddot||36||45||81|
|Ahab||Remington 1858 .45 Colt||46||50||96|
|Ahab||S&W 1937 .45 ACP||45||45||90|
|Wyatt Earp||Uberti 1875 .45 Colt||45||35||77|
|Manfred||HK Mark23 .45 ACP||46||30||76|
|S&W M625 .45ACP|
|Bill||Cz Vz82 9.18 Makarov||30||42||72|
|Bill||Rossi .357 Bullseye 6"||35||31||66|
|Bill H||S&W 19 .38Special||31||15||46|
|Bill H||Glock 27 .40S&W||33||6||39|
Labels: e-Postal Matches
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