Range day

| September 23, 2008

I finally made it to the range. It had only been, what, two years? since I’ve been able to go, so the trip was mostly a refresher for me, as well as a chance to break in a couple of acquisitions that I had not as yet had the opportunity to shoot. Tonight it was […]

Clingy elitist

| September 21, 2008

Via Hot Air: Joe Biden, on the campaign trail, decided to reach out to clingy gun owners in Virginia. In an out-of-nowhere attempt to reassure a southwestern Virginia labor crowd about gun owners’ rights, Biden — who regularly scores “F” ratings from the National Rifle Association — warned Obama that if “he tries to fool […]

I don’t know karate. But I do know Glock, Taurus, ParaOrd, Beretta…

| September 18, 2008

All of my adult life, I’ve been more than able to physically defend myself. I’ve never, fortunately, had to throw a punch, but I’ve broken up a tussle or two. And I’ve never been the victim of a crime against my person. More than once, I’ve seen that look on a person’s face that said […]

Budget buster

| August 20, 2008

At the link, a demonstration of how to burn through my annual ammunition budget in about 10 seconds: the Dillon M134 gatling gun.

Gratification delayed

| August 12, 2008

Great day at PT today. I didn’t keep track of how far or how fast I walked. I was faster and more stable, but I didn’t go as far as usual, due in large part to a new exercise I got to try today, the dreaded getting up off the floor without assistance exercise. The […]

Best of both worlds

| August 11, 2008

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Range report

| August 5, 2008

Um… there is no range report. Not today, at least. The temperature was in the 90s, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned about shooting, it’s that I don’t do it well with sweat running into my eyes. Maybe next week, then.

Monday miscellany

| August 4, 2008

Mondays. Ugh. Most people dislike Mondays because that’s when they return to their humdrum jobs. I dislike them because Mondays are the days I do all my chores — take out the trash, vacuum the house, do laundry, and so on. I try to get groceries on Mondays, as well, but it doesn’t always work […]

Wednesday is my Monday

| June 25, 2008

Today is the first day of my work week, and, boy, has it started poorly. Sometime yesterday evening, my upstairs A/C ceased to blow cold air. I didn’t really notice it until I had to go downstairs… the temperaturre differential was immediately apparent. So, I left a message for my HVAC guys requesting service ASAP. […]

“Qualified,” indeed

| May 5, 2008

In theory — not my theory, but that of the gun control crowd — firearms are best left in the hands of the professionals. Oh, really?

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