Monday, October 23, 2006

Airshow!

Went to the annual airshow at my home base airport. I got to fly in a Huey in the door gunner's position- now I want to get my rotorcraft certification.

Some great routines, too- my favorite was a re-enactment of a Vietnam raid.

Saw not one, not two, but THREE HueyCobra gunships- two of which took part in the performance.

Saw a Caribou for the first time- great short-field performance.

Saw a Super Decatholon routine in which the pilot did an outside loop- way cool.

Other than the Huey flight, I have not been flying in about 5 weeks or so. Hope to get back in the air next Friday, if the weather is good.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Ammo!

Yeah! .30-30 Federal 170grn at Walmart for $8.50 per box! Brought 4 boxes the other day!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Hey, check this out

The Trunk Monkey

Don't you just want one?

Guns

I got my Tech-Sights. I had ordered them by snail mail, and they arrived pretty fast. I got the TR-100 sight (the one with the two arpetures). I also ordered a TS 220 Elevation adjustable arperture. I have not installed the TS 220 yet. I got them both to evaluate them, and it only cost $5 more. Seem to work pretty good, although I had a problem with the rear sight base lossening up. Use blue loctite, and you need a bolt buffer. I made my own from a piece of eraser. I used one of those long erasers that comes out of a pen-type click eraser. Did not cost me much at all. I have also installed an Eagle extended magazine release. Damn 10/22 is a money pit.

My college seems pretty gun-friendly. I have been invited by the Army ROTC department to try their M-16 Laser fire simulator, and learn how to dissassemble, maintain, and reassemble. I have some trigger time with an AR-15. This should be fun. They are also going to have a marksmanship team and show us their rifles and equipment. Way cool, and I can't wait.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Let's see what is going on...

Bled brakes, greased and changed the oil in the tractor and one of the vans, did some cleaning- just a typical Sunday down here...

Lawdog has an excellent post on the "combat mindset". Go check it out.

I have been having some problems with Blogger. Stuff not getting published, page not coming up. Sorry for the delays in updating. Hopefully, I will get it straightened out soon...

Friday, September 29, 2006

Random Ramblings...

Two school shootings this week. One on Wednesday in Colorado. Another today in New Mexico. A student brought a .32ACP handgun to my old high school today in his car trunk (I live in a usually quiet small town, so this is unusual). A school is one of the few places virtually guaranteed to be gunless, except for a few police officers. Unless you are in Israel...

What is it with the jackasses and their cars with speakers blasting obscene music for all to hear? I am fully supportive of your right to listen to your noise pollution in your own home and car, so long as I do not hear it. So turn it down, dammit! I don't want to hear the F-bomb and G-D every time I turn around.

I ordered a set of those Tech-SIGHTS for my 10/22. Report to follow soon as I get them.

I should have been born into a rich family. I want an AR-15, a Garand, and M-14, and an AK very badly...plus something in .50BMG, a Saiga-12 Tromix, an HK G-3, HK G-36, FAL, a couple of 1911's, an occasional Glock, maybe a SIG or two, some HK's, and let's not forget a Cessna Caravan...Might, might be able to get the Garand soon...- It is not a manner of money now, it is parent's willingness (although I am 18, I still live under their roof). Mom just does not understand the thing about the rarity of the Garand driving up prices- I want to get one or maybe even two from CMP right now, before they run out. Garands elsewhere cost $800 and up...

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Firing Line

I borrowed my grandfather's Win. 69 .22 rifle yesterday. This is a great rifle. Here are the specs:
24 inch barrel
10 round detachable box magazine. I also have a five round .22 short magazine.
Peep sight
Bolt action

I do not no what year it was made, but it is a pre A model. This rifle is of far better quality than my new Ruger 10/22. It is also has greater accuracy. This is the rifle I learned to shoot with. I then purchased a 10/22 because I wanted a semi-auto that I could customize to my liking. For some reason, the Winchester is a lot more enjoyable to shoot. I do not think that I will be shooting the 10/22 until I can get some of these sights.

Now, I just need to get a lever action and a pump action .22 to complete my battery...and a .22 auto pistol...maybe a good used Ruger MkII...

I shoot the .22 the most because it is the cheapest of all of the calibers. At about 2 cents a shot, compared to 50 cents a shot for my .30-30. The only thing that approaches the cost effectiveness is the 12 gauge shotgun, at $3.50 for a box of 25. I do not reload yet, but I am working on getting the equipment. Being a broke student sucks.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Big Brother is operational...

Continuing their trend to the fictional world of Orwell's 1984 , Britain has added speakers to their cameras. Now, monitors watch you and call you out using the built in speakers if you do something wrong. The transformation is almost complete.