Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013
"ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY MAY 31, 1970, WITH UPI STORY BY JAMES PURDY - OKLAHOMA CITY: Tim Holt, hero of 140 western movies, checks out six-guns used during 22-year career. The pistols were used by his father, Jack Holt, a 'good guy' in the Saturday thrillers before him. Holt, 52, now a radio sales manager in Oklahoma City, thinks the movie industry is missing a financial bet by not bringing back the traditional knight in white Stetson who rarely drank anything stiffer than sarsaparilla." 5/31/70
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Yesterday I received in the mail a new holster for my Browning Hi Power. I was so impressed I thought to review it here. The holster was made by Land Shark Leather and is exceptionally done. Rob runs Land Shark Leather as a one man operation. He makes no claim that his holsters are better than the competition but that he produces a "quality product at a reasonable price." I wholeheartedly agree. I have bought a lot of holsters and seen many more over the last 20+ years. Rob's holsters are top notch and well worth the modest prices he is asking. I ordered his "Tiger Shark" model and couldn't be happier with it. It's made of premium cowhide and precisely molded for the gun. My Browning is a perfect fit. The workmanship is outstanding and extra features like the body shield are a nice touch too. I ordered the plain model because I'm a "basic black" kind of guy but he does offer his holsters in different colors and some more exotic materials if that is what you are looking for. If you are in the market for a new holster send Rob an email and see what he can do for you. Land Shark leather - highly recommended!
Monday, April 29, 2013
I went to the shooting range this morning. The weather was cool and the sky overcast. All in all, a nice day to go to the range.
Today I took .45 pistols again, like most every time so far this year. Once more I brought my main carry gun, the Colt. I try and take at least one of my carry guns with me whenever I go, even only putting a magazine or two through it is better than nothing.
I also brought my .45 USP. It's my house gun and it occurred to me that although I've shot it numerous times I have never fired it with the flashlight attached, like it sits next to my bed.
Both guns ran flawlessly. The USP even gulped down some old semi-wadcutter target loads I had on hand. The USP has never failed me once. Not through hundreds of rounds of different bullet types, ages and manufacturers. It is one of the most reliable pistols I have ever owned.
But the main purpose of the day was seeing if the HK's attached flashlight affected the gun's performance in any way. I couldn't distinguish any significant difference. The gun balance has been changed slightly but accuracy and reliability were the same. Having more weight under the barrel might have marginally reduced felt recoil but to be honest the HK is very manageable to begin with. It's hard to tell if there really was an appreciable difference.
But it was a good morning shooting anyway.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Does your local shooting range have its own reality show? Mine does. I've been going there for over twenty years now and I can't say there's much "reality" in the program. Or at least none I've ever witnessed. But it's not too bad. If you keep your expectations low, if seeing things shot and blown up will make you happy, you might just like it. HERE is the premiere episode.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Is it just me or did the president seem more depressed and upset yesterday when talking about his failed gun control push than when he talked about the murders of Americans in Boston the day before? Crazy Uncle Joe was actually crying. That’s okay though, he’s got a short attention span, he probably won’t even remember it happened by the end of the day.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Since it's April the 15th once more and I just finished writing a big check to the FEDs I thought I would mention again my theory on paying taxes by payroll deduction. If we could somehow change it back to where every taxpayer had to pay their taxes at the end of the year as one big check we could turn this country around. Once the average American could see right in front of their eyes the actual, total amount being taken from them and squandered away by our "representatives" we would have major reform in this country, if not bloody revolution. Unfortunately, that is never going to happen, it is here to stay. Whoever thought up automatic payroll tax deductions was an evil genius; I'm talking James Bond level evil genius. HERE are some more interesting tax tidbits for you to nibble on. Have a happy tax day!