Tuesday, November 21, 2017

See the flinch

All done with a .45  Not nearly as embarrassing as my 9mm flinches, so I share

But this one.  This one I like.  #5

I really got into the relaxation.  As though I were in the simulator and it's just click, laser flash, and 'BANG' sound effect.  Smooth finger work, front sight, relax.  See?  I CAN fix myself.

#3 is the flinchiest, but I was also shooting that one fast on purpose to see if that helped.  So, 50 shots added on the 16th, Springfield rebuild, no malfs.  Must log that.   

Monday, November 20, 2017


Heard this in NPR Saturday,

Essentially it went "First day of guy season Wisconsin, but now there IS NO AGE LIMIT on who can go afield!  Panic!  Armed children!"  It used to be 12, last year, or summat. 

Tacked onto the end they said "34 other states already have no age limit on who can hunt"

Wait, so 2/3rds of the country has no issue with it, and you never hear about packs of orange clad kindergartners going on a Remington bolt action rampage in those 34 states, so, maybe this isn't worth the hysterics?  You don't say.  Not even thousands of accidental shootings with the 3rd graders?  Huh.  Maybe your worry is overblown and parents are doing something consistently right? 

Sunday, November 19, 2017


The bipartisan gun control bill.  Fix NICS.


I dunno.  They don't like to share many details, do they?  Where the devil lies, them details.

Tighten up NICS?  Again, I guess?  

Whatever it is, roll it into reciprocity, dammit.  Don't give them anything without something in return.  And when we compromise our side should get the better deal.

We've gotten the poopy end of the stick with these way too often.

Saturday, November 18, 2017


You've been so long
Your blind eyes are gone
Your old bones are on their own
So take off your coat
Put a song in your throat
Let the dead-beats pound all around

We will go
Nowhere we know
We don't have to talk at all
Hand me downs
Flypaper towns
Stuck together
One and all

The bargains you drive
Buckets and bags
And all your belongings
Your train's in the sand
Ramshackle land
Let the rats watch the races

We will go
Nowhere we know
'Til we find our one and all
Hand me downs
Flypaper towns
Stuck together
One and all

Praises get spent
Your trick face is bent
Pigsties and prizes
'Cause there's no kind of wealth
You're suiting yourself
You leave yourself behind

We will go
Nowhere we know
'Til we find our one and all
Your hand me downs
Flypaper towns
Stuck together
One and all

Hey JayNola!

Stouffer legal.  They're in Towson.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Nattering Economists

On the radio the other morning.

One said that under the GOP tax plan people making less than $100,000?  For a lot of them, their tax rate is going to go up!


Wait.  Tax Rate?  You specifically said 'Tax Rate', not tax or taxes.  I don't care what that rate number is.  Will I write a check to the treasury for more than I pay now or not?  Rate doesn't matter, the dollar amount does.  Will I pay more or less.  Rate is meaningless. 

Phrasing it that way and not being called on it is a biased argument and against my interests.

They also talk about how the precious mortgage deduction is getting assailed.  Yes, last I checked for mortgages bigger than $500,000.  If you can afford a mortgage that high, you probably put at least $100,000 down.  So, I am not very sympathetic to someone not being able to take a mortgage deduction on that last $10,000 borrowed for a home that cost $610,000.  Enjoy your lovely home.   Gonna tax you 39% of $400 this year you wouldn't have paid last year, or something. 


Then Ron Wyden was heard:  "Like Yogi Bear says, It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future."

Yeah.  He said Yogi Bear.  Not Berra.  I'd have thought it a slip but Wyden is pretty damn dumb throughout the interview.  Like a bag of hammers, he.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Readily Available

When something goes bad you have to address with what you have to hand.

"I really should have self defense ammo in this house gun for the 3AM home invasion, instead of ball ammo."

I've been thinking on this because of the video of that guy that stopped that church shooter in Texas.  He has to get his AR out of the safe.  Hearing the volume of fire he might have felt a rifle was necessary, and I agree.  You can hear the anguish in his voice that he had to dig it out of the safe.  That was precious time.

He probably had quicker access to a pistol?  His CCL weapon?  He is an NRA instructor in Texas, I bet he has that in a holster.

He also has kids to home, as the reporting mentioned a daughter, so he is thinking safe storage for sure.

Now all this got me thinking.  What is the gun/guns I have to hand?  Two revolvers, really.  A snubbie and a full sized.  J and L.  Flashlights and reloads.

Which is one of the reasons I have been looking at higher capacity 9mm pistols for a house gun.  Something that has a light rail.

But after Texas, thinking on a way to make an AR more accessible in an emergency, too. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

I flnch more

With the heavy 9mm than the lighter .45.  Gotta test that to confirm.  Wonder why that is?  I am confident it is fixable.

I like that.  "I am confident" that I can correct my flaw.  Been years since I could pretend that.

Working out the magazine failure on the 9.   Getting the hang of it.  Definite improvement and time for some gunsmith tuning soon.

Fundamentals:  Relax, front sight, make trigger go good.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


Washer Dryer

My house was built in the 50s.  The Washer Dryer are a Maytag and an RCA from that era.  Probably 1960s?  Old and worn down look, they still work and they do everything I need them to.  And modern top loaders simply don't work because of envirowienies.  So I want to keep this old skool one as long as I can.

I rarely need to call a service man and have spent less than $300 on doing so in the last 20 years.  Many things I have repaired myself.

Well, the washer wouldn't turn on.  I suspected that little switch on the lid that turns off the works on the Maytag A606.  Easy enough.  Parts are still available, believe it or not. The aggravating thing is getting the panels off, then back together.  Easy, it ain't.  But I was confident. 

In the back of my mind I thought, 'check the plug.  Maybe you bumped it the last time you used the iron.' 

I had all the panels off before I remembered that plug again.  Yup.  It was loose.  The washer?  Works fine.  Or will when I figure out how, again, to get the panels back in place.  Glad I didn't call a service guy just to pay him to plug my washer back in.

I didn't order the parts yet, but I just may in the event they become too scarce to find again.  Time and switch.  Same with the drier. 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Crap, WHY?!!

This turd burger better not hike my Prime membership when it craters.

Make 14 more Gone with the Winds while you are at it.  MONEY!

Step BACK Terry

It's Martin O'Malley's turn!

Just because you are close to the greatest state in the nation, Maryland, doesn't mean the governor of Virginia can be Preznit.

Prepper Protein

No survivalist larder is complete without cases of canned meat.

Like Hamdingers!

Sunday, November 12, 2017