Thursday, June 27, 2013

Gone Shooting

It was an absolutely miserable day to go shooting but I went this morning anyway. I guess I just like to punish myself. It has been raining here off and on for several days and the mud was deep, the humidity was awful too. But, as I've mentioned several times before on this blog I have quite a few guns I need to shoot. I would like to finally get the job done. I didn't shoot much from late '11 thru most of 2012 and got behind. I also inherited some guns from my dad which didn't help the problem either.

Today I took a 1959 Winchester Model 88 (.308) that I got from Dad. He had a modern fixed 4X scope mounted on it. The scope was alright but I thought a vintage Weaver 2.5 X 7 variable I had was a much better fit for this classic Winchester.

The gun shop bore sight it for me and then I did the rest myself. I didn't really do much shooting though as I forgot my spotting scope and since the Remington 165 gr hunting loads I was using are almost $1 apiece I didn't feel like wasting many. I was able to get the rifle on paper at 100 yards. Later this year, when the weather is more comfortable, I'll finish the job.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Book Review - A Failure of Civility

The book's title, A Failure of Civility: How to defend and protect you, your family, friends, neighborhood, and America during a disaster or crisis, describes the subject matter within quite well. I must say that this is one of the more informative books I have read on this topic. The authors (Garand & Lawson) tackle many complicated subjects yet are still able to explain them in simple terms that any layman would understand. They offer many practical solutions to problems we will all have if things go bad. I am giving this book my highest recommendation. If you are concerned about the future of this country and your community, and your own family's survival, buy this book and read it, now.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Hardcore Country Saturday Nights!

Tonight Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper (with The Clinch Mountain Clan) and then Hank Williams Jr. board that Big Midnight Special.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Book Review - Defensive Use of Firearms

Defensive Use of Firearms is a short book on self-defense by Stephen P. Wenger. To be honest a large portion of it concerns standard topics that can be found in any number of books of this type, mindset, tactics, equipment, legal issues, etc. His advice is sound, no doubt, and consists mostly of common sense measures that will help you be better prepared for a life threatening encounter. If you have read other self-defense books I am sure you will be familiar with most of the topics within.

One area where Mr. Wenger does depart from the norm is with regards to shot placement. Most self-defense instructors teach their students to target the upper torso in an attempt to hit a vital organ, lungs, heart, major arteries, or if you're real lucky the head or central nervous system. It is the predominant view these days and it has become almost a religious doctrine, not to be questioned. Mr. Wenger does question it though. He believes that your best chance at stopping an attack is to target the pelvic region, specifically to damage the bones and joints there that will immediately bring an attacker down. He certainly isn't the first to advance this view. I doubt he will be the last either because the idea has merit.

I am recommending this book. Even if you don't agree with all of Mr. Wenger's theories I think this book might still help you, if for no other reason than to make you defend what you believe about your self-defense tactics, and why you believe it.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Hardcore Country Saturday Nights!

Last week we let the ladies go first so now we will give the boys their chance. First up is Red Sovine (with Webb Pierce) asking Why Baby Why? After that Red backs up Webb (along with Teddy Wilburn) on In The Jailhouse Now.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Almost forgot it was Flag Day

And just to be a little different here's John Philip Sousa's The Stars And Stripes Forever performed by The Band of the Grenadier Guards. Great stuff!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Joshua News

I am very happy to announce that my novel Joshua will soon be available as an unabridged audio book from Podium Publishing and sold through Audible. Running time will be approximately 13 hours. It will be on sale starting 7/5/2013 but you can pre-order now and will not be charged until it is released. Please also note that it is possible the price might go up, I believe however that Amazon (that owns Audible) will honor the pre-order price.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

People with guns collection # 59

"PART OF SERIES FROM U.S.A.A.F. -- INDIANS VISIT ARMY FLYERS -- ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- During their tour of Kirtland Field here, the small arms intrigued the Indians more than anything else. They fondled the guns like veterans, and remarked how they'd like to have this gun or that to take home to shoot deer and turkey. Carpio Martinez, ex-governor of San Juan Pueblo, was especially fond of the Tommy Gun and is shown getting a few instructions from First LT. Anthony Gasparovich, director of Kirtland Field's small arms school." 6/11/44

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Introducing - Hardcore Country Saturday Nights!

Here's a couple of classics to get this started right. First, Billie Jo Spears with Mr. Walker, It's All Over, and then Tammy Wynette (with Donna Chapel) sing Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad.