Saturday, May 27, 2017

Same goes for range bounce back

In the 80s, our boy scout troop met at an Isaak Walton.  When we got there there was usually nightime well lit skeet shooting going on.  Never had ear protection or goggles.  Some old guys had their glasses on, but they need them to see.

Now it was outside.  And there was only so much low down concrete bits for stuff to hit and bounce. But still.

Even then, it was a different time. 

Friday, May 26, 2017


no it MUST be a hit job!

Aimin' to Misbehave, huh?

 A little Irish Democracy?

Teaching your kids about busy bodies railing agin Demon Rum, 1855-1933.  Then morphing into other types of Puritans.  Against drugs or drink-driving or littering or exhaling CO2 or eating bacon with eggs and and coffee.

I like the libertarian friend I have that want to smoke the doobie AND force me to only drive electric cars because our local coal plant is out of sight unlike our local gas station.  Worst.  Libertarian.  Ever.  Well, second worse.  Another wanted to bring back black chattel slavery.  Seriously.  People-owning Libertarians.  Because... liberty?   Glad that guy left the state and my industry.

"Irish democracy, the phenomenon by which the general members of a polity resist the mandates of their would-be rulers by simply refusing to comply with them."
I do that with guns!
No I don't smuggle guns into the country.  Or arm escaped felons.  Or manufacture machinegun bits.  But, for instance, I get big magazines from out of state.  Maryland doesn't like that.
"But T-Bolt, that's not illegal."
Shut up!  I know.  It is sorta against the SPIRIT of the law, tho.  Totally counts.  FIGHT THE POWER!  I recommend doing that whenever possible.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Did I sling 6 shots

"Or only 5?  Well, seeing how this is a Scipio & Virgil .44 slingshot and can blow your head clean off, you got ask yourself...  Do I feel felix?..."

Ancient Slingshot Was as Deadly as a .44 Magnum.

It's the 'stopping power', you see.

Seriously, a sling wound is pretty nasty.  Those lead bullets from a sling will go right into soft tissue just like a modern bullet.  Not as fast, but so what?  50 gram sling projectile is like getting hit by a 750 grain bullet.  A Minie ball from the civil war was 500 grains.  Hit your pate with one they'll be digging the lead out of your brains.   Go through your collar bone and come to rest against the inside of your shoulder blade.  Ick.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

THIS old story

And again.

The elusive .270 I've chewed over many times.

I'll believe it when I see it universally deployed throughout every part of the War Department.  Er, DoD.

And when that happens peeps will whine "we can't achieve fire superiority over time because we can't carry enough rounds"

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Traitor Manning

He-she is thinking of moving back to Maryland.  To be near family.  Gonna stay in the military, instead of getting a dishonorable discharge.  Great.  Tricare and PX privileges.  Instead of a firing squad.

But now I might run into the crep weasel at the local Harris Tweeter.   Game Stop.  Cheesecak Factory.  Farmer's Market.  Squeezing the potato bread, testing for freshness.

I'll tell you if I see him.

Monday, May 22, 2017


Trigger Press. Trigger Squeeze. Surprise break.


A good trigger pull is hard to describe in words.  You can convey the concept to a rank beginner.  A person can also understand what it is academically.  But doing one?

Even early on you get a good trigger pull you know you got it.  Even if rare and one in fifty.

I've been doing this awhile now.  Consistent trigger pull success is getting there.  Oh no, not every time!  No, no no no.  But I can pretty much call one up.  Better than half the time?  Gawd I hope.

There are all sorts of tricks to try to summon one.  Then there aren't tricks, there is just do.  (thank you Yoda)

But what to call... that.   The good trigger thingy happening go but don't go take your time.  How to describe what that action is in words.  "Trigger Press. Trigger Squeeze. Surprise break." just don't feel right to me.

And that bugs me.  For some reason.  I'm an idiot. 


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Range Report 16 May 2017

The last two training sessions.  When I shot well I looked at the front sight, relaxed, and did a good trigger pull.   Glock or 1911.  When I didn't shoot well it was because I dropped one of those things and replaced it with something else.  Prairie dogging, looking over the front sight to the holes in the target.  Tensing up, hunching my shoulders, or getting stiff from fatigue and pain.  And anticipation of recoil or rushing the squeeze to send it sooner.

So, range day.  Those three things.  Concentrate on your breathing when you load your mags.  Deep breaths.  Bound to help you relax.

Ok, this isn't bad.  Do it again.

Bah.  Slipping. Got a flier there.

BAH!  You are RUSHING it dummy.  You lost the vibe.  Just pack it up and go home.  Don't REINFORCE your awful failure!  STUPID!  STUPID!  Just put all this crap away.

No, wait.  Get 10 more rounds. Take a break.  Deep breaths.  Slow down.  Once more  Sight, relax, trigger.

Ok, NOW you can go home.  This range is as hot as bawlz.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

This is me

If I started a Youtube channel.  Jingles.

He's British tho, but a Navy veteran. About my age.  He's a video game enthusiast, with an interest in firearmns.  I'm the other way round.

And I post this because he went into Brit gun law.  "But pistols are for killing people."

Uh huh.  Correct.

Also World War Z discussion.

He did lots of Airsoft, instead of shooting, because, what else are you gonna do in the UK?  Shot stuff in the Navy, of course.  And he might might own a pump shotgun.

I watch a lot of his channel because I like his narration style.  He got me to try World of Warships.  And he still makes me want to try World of Tanks, too.  But low tier stuff.  I find the weaker tanks more interesting.

Friday, May 19, 2017

You see...

You see, they blocked blogger at work, I can't really check until I get home in the afternoon.  And this was a day.

"Keeping bankers hours, are you, T-Bolt."

"I'm sorry, Tom, I was heading to my physical therapy.  I've been in since 6AM.  Hey, why don't you eat a Bag of Richards, Mama Jama."


Thought I had one queued for today.

Thursday, May 18, 2017


The NRA is in denial about slowing gun sales!  From the HuffPost.

Oh noes!

But wait...  the NRA isn't a trade organization.  The ebb and flow of gun sales isn't their baliwick.  They're raisin de ick tree isn't seller support.  It's customer support. 

Sure gun makers and sellers are tickled with gun customers are happy or in an buying mood, but they the purveyors are just along for the ride, Bubbha. 

The lion's share of money the NRA gets is from individuals paying membership dues.  SO it's not a wonder the NRA is most concerned about that group.

And besides, the slump might not even be as bad as you gun banners hope it is.  We could use a gun glut for a little while.  

Health Update

And all of a sudden I can bring my arm up higher than my shoulder.  In other words, to my sight line.  Still numbness in finger and thumb, but it's LESS numbness.  When there was pain I NEVER forgot to take the NSAID when it was due to take the next dose.  Now I am going a day or two between Vitamin I administration.


I still hate getting old.

But I may be able to shoot again.  Well, after a fashion.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Impeach Yet Again!

Two scoops of ice cream when everyone else gets but one?!!!


Going DOWN, Donny!

Impeach Him Again!

You know if Trump broke his promise to name Ted Cruz to the Vice Presidency because The Donald found out Lying Ted really was the Zodiac Killer... that's a breach of a verbal contract, a misdemeanor, and an impeachable offense.

Totally should grant Senator Cruz immunity for all those killings if he will testify against the President.