Thursday, March 20, 2008

Not a lot of news - Not enough "Snooze"

Work load and other stuff have been interfering heavily with blogging lately. A lot of the gun bloggers have been covering the Heller case, and the coverage and analysis have been excellent. I haven't written anything about it as much greater blog-minds have been doing a far better job than I could ever do anyway. One sidebar observation however, is that the founding fathers really had their heads on straight when they set up the legislative, judicial and executive branches as independent entities. Imagine where we would be if it was up to congress to interpret the constitution.

The five new bays are now finished at the CWSA range in Coupeville, and the hydro-seeding has been completed too. We didn't expect to be able to get them done quite so quickly, but now we can start using them for our steel matches. The order has been placed and work is underway to get a bunch more steel plates and stands so we can set up lots more stages.

Some of the feasibility work has now been done to look into putting on a regional level Northwest Steel Championship match, possibly at the end of August. We are looking into a "Club Team" format for the match, with teams rather than individual shooters competing for the team title. Nothing has been finalized, and the decision hasn't even been made to go ahead with the match or not, but that decision should be made soon. If it gets the "Green Light" I'll be getting the info posted as soon as it's available.

I finally got a chance to do some of the much need maintenance on the Taurus PT92 Econo Race Gun. The extractor was about worn out at the start of last season, but I didn't have one at the time, so I touched it up a bit with the Dremel and it lasted most of the season. Last week over at Kitsap's fun steel match it failed to extract a couple of times, so the writing was on the wall, it's time to swap out the extractor. I had ordered a new one a while back, so I polished it up a bit and installed it. It should be ready to go for the season.

Saturday, March 29th. CWSA will be putting on the second Bowling Pin Shoot of the year, so come on over and give it a try. There are a number of classes, both rimfire and centerfire, so there's bound to be a class for you. Just leave your full metal jacket bullets at home, as they tend to bounce back at you, particularly with lightly loaded .38's and 9mm's. Hollow points, plated bullets and lead bullets are all OK.

Don't forget to get your entries in for this month's e-Postal match, time is running out!


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