Saturday, December 31, 2011

Here's to a happy 2012!

Who knows what is in store for 2012? Maybe it will be a great year but I'm thinking we're going to have more of the same as 2011, and worse. I'm not clairvoyant, but I don't think I'm going too far out on a limb to predict more inflation robbing us of our money's value, more out of control government spending adding to an already out of control debt, and a presidential election with plenty of republican one liners throughout finally ending in November with one horrific punch line on all of us. But I could be wrong and will be happy if I am. Before we head into 2012 I thought it would be good to leave 2011 with a laugh, so here are a couple videos to help bring in the new year.

Reality hits you hard, bro - This might be the theme song of 2012!

Finally wilsonblog ends 2011 with Charlie Sheen telling us all about winning ...

People with guns collection # 44 - Year End Bonus!

"Swiss policewoman inspects the collection of guns on exhibit at the Chicago Police Hqts. She is part of the Swiss Police Assoc. group that toured the Chicago police dept this morning - Photographer Mike Brown." 25 April 1965

Movie Review - Hugo

I saw the latest Martin Scorsese offering Hugo after it came out in the theaters last month, but things have been hectic around here and I'm only now getting around to the review (sorry). I won't keep you in suspense, its great! The movie is still running at a few theaters and if you have the chance to see it there you should. It's just a beautiful film to look at and on the big screen you can wonder at every detail. If you can't see it now at least do so when it is available to buy or rent, it is that good. Hugo is suitable for adults and all but the smallest children. The film stars Asa Butterfield (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas) as the title character, an orphaned boy living in the walls of a Paris train station. He must solve a mystery and Chloë Grace Moretz (Let Me In, KICK-ASS) helps in his adventure. But if anything Hugo is Scorsese's homage to early cinema and his love of it clearly shows throughout. I enjoyed this immensely and believe you will too. More to the point I felt it was worth every penny of the admission price. Highly recommended!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

People with guns collection # 43

"San Jose, Calif., April 15 - SAYS RUSSIANS WANTED TO BUY GYROJET GUN -- Frank Schilling, San Jose gunshop owner, displays a revolutionary new type pistol which he told police two Russian military attaches tried to buy. Schilling said he rejected the offer, but sold the two some ammunition for the weapon. Instead of using the customary gun powder, the bullet is propelled by solid missile fuel. The Russians were identified as Col. Useolad Stepanovich Tovna and his aide, Col. Nicolai A. Burmistvro. Efforts to contact them in Washington failed." April 16 1966

I don't know why this guy sold those commies anything. I doubt they even wanted the gun much, probably wanted the missile fuel formula more. It would have really been great if we had sold them on the idea of the Gyrojet. If we could have armed the Soviet military with them maybe the cold war would have ended that much sooner ...

Saturday, December 10, 2011

MSAR Update

I can't believe it has almost been a year since I shot my MSAR, 2011 has flown by! I already made one change to the rifle, adding a Raptor charging handle. Over the last few months I've made some more modifications to make it better (for me). The improvements include a Giles sling, a Neu-Trigger, a Aimpoint H-1 on a LaRue Tactical mount and YHM back up sights.

The Neu-Trigger is a simple device that is easy to install although they could have included better instructions. The trigger pull weight on my rifle was 8.75 pounds before and afterwards went down to 6.75. The trigger is also a little smoother now.

I'm very impressed with the Aimpoint so far and they certainly have a great reputation. I've already owned products from LaRue and their quality always impresses. I have set up the Yankee Hill sights to absolute co-witness with the red dot.

Now there's nothing left to do but sight the rifle in and continue to test for reliability. I need to know if the Neu-Trigger effects function (no reason it should) and will put at least 200-300 rounds through it next time out. Hopefully I can get this to the range sometime next month.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Cool link

I'm no glockfanboy® but do have to admit THIS is one cool commercial. Thanks to for pointing it out.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Policy change

Normally it has been the policy here at wilsonblog to allow all comments, assuming of course that the person could keep a civil tongue. Unfortunately, I have recently been inundated with quite a few anonymous commenters, all of it spam. I've never allowed spam. I don't mind links if they offer something relevant to the current conversation, but I'm not blogging just so people can get free advertising for their whatnots. Also, I've never been fond of people that anonymously comment anyway. If they don't want to use their own name, fine, but they don't have enough imagination or initiative to make one up? Starting today nameless comments will no longer be accepted.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Happy Packages

Just received a box on my doorstep delivered from LaRue Tactical, only ordered it Monday afternoon. It has a very special something that I've saved up to get for a while now. No doubt the package also has extra free goodies that they are known for. Can't talk now, more later.