Show Up And Be Heard

Show up and be heard

Be insistent. Be noticed, but please be polite

To All Arizona Residents!
There will be a 2nd Amendment Rally at the Arizona State Capital, in Phoenix, on Feb 16, 2013 at approx Noon MST! The purpose of this gathering is to let the powers that be know without a doubt, that the citizens of Arizona will NOT ALLOW any further curtailment of our Constitutional Rights, and in particular, the 2nd Amendment! We intend to show them this is NOT open for debate! 

Unfortunately I have a work obligation at that same time, but if you go, send me pics! 

Bustin’ Clays

Bustin’ Clays

scared_skeetless

If Obama wants to learn how to shoot that scattergun properly, I met some people this weekend who can certainly help him.

Danno from SandcastleScrolls sent notice last week that Rio was having an NCSA Instructor class and needed students for the newly minted instructors to train. I jumped at the chance for some (almost free) instruction shotgun instruction and met him and Mz. VastRightWingConspiracy at Rio. 

I brought along my father-in-law’s 20 gauge 870 Express, and it did the job quite well. The class was great too, because I’ve never had actual training on how to hit flying things with a scattergun: Everything I’ve done, I’ve done instinctually. The two hours of training today taught me the how visualization of the shot works with flying clays as well as it does with static paper, and how to ignore my bead and let my eyes focus on the clay (not an easy thing to do when I’ve had years and years of training to stare at the front sight). 

So how’d we do? Here’s Mz. VRWC busting the first of a “report double“. 

bang

And she got the second one, too. 

Branching Out

Branching out

I… I don’t know how to tell you this, but I’m seeing other websites now. 

It’s not you, it’s me. 

Anyways, I have a guest-post up on tacticalgear.com, which is funny, because I am the least tactical person I know. The only piece of 5.11 gear I own is a hat that I got for free, and the only sandbox I’ve ever been was the one in my backyard growing up, and it had cat poop in it.

I digress. 

Anyways, go over there and read about the four things you should carry besides your gun

Celebrate Diversity

Celebrate Diversity

Yes, I replaced the Glock logo with CZ. Sue me.

That Guy makes a good point

We always assumed that having guns in ‘standard’ chamberings meant we would be able to get ammo anywhere, any time. How many times have we heard, and said, that it is a better choice to get a standard caliber so you can get ammo in any gun store or gas station on the planet? Now, you probably have a better chance of finding 7.62Nagant on the shelves before you find 9mmPara.

I think it might be a good time to look at the used market, and buy a gun in a non-standard caliber that someone is panic selling to buy an AR-15 at 3x its regular cost. 

I went Sportsman’s Warehouse to buy scope rings yesterday, and the ammo shelves were empty of any “regular” calibers, only some 10mm and .38 was left in bulk. Same deal at WalMart, but they did have .30-06 Remington Core-Lokt in stock, so I bought a couple boxes for my rifle, even .22 and shotshells were not to be found. 

Ok people, this is a little crazy. When you’re panic buying .22LR and #8 12 gauge, the problem isn’t the .gov coming for your guns, the problem is you’re panicking buying because you think other people are panic buying. The silly season will pass, things will calm down, back rifles will show up in WalMart again, and if they ever return Dick’s, I’ll won’t know, because I’m never setting foot in one again

Tough times never last. Tough people do.