The afterglow from the Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association banquet is starting to wear off (and I don’t mean hangover, either. I was open-carrying (more on that later) so I wasn’t drinking), and a good time was had by all, thanks to the generosity of the peeps at Great Satan Inc.
Besides the aforementioned satanic hosts, we had Mrs. ExKev, Danno and wife and son from SandCastleScrolls and Kevin from the Smallest Minority, all doing our best to prove that gunbloggers aren’t just a drooling, boorish bunch of yobs and (mostly) succeeding in that task.
Memo to ASRPA: If you must have politicians speak at a banquet, make sure they’re from down under. Nick Adams had more personality and more charisma than all three of the local politicians who spoke put together.
The other highlight of the night was the raffle and auction, where a VERY nice Sharps rifle, a coach gun and a levergun/revolver combo were up for grabs. Capitalist Pig came prepared, but sadly, his
obsessive compulsiveness planning and forethought came to naught, as no one at our table won any guns. We did okay in the auctions, however: CP picked up a Creedmor shooting mat for half-price, and Danno got a choice little anemometer for next to nothing.
I managed to win a raffle, picking up a sweet little blade courtesy of Knife Rights.org.
It’s a Blind Horse Knives Frontier Valley patch knife, and holey krep is this thing sharp. I’m not a knife guy, but even someone like me can tell an outstanding piece of work when I see it, and this little sucker is almost a work of art.
Thanks again to Great Satan for the table, and thank you to the Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association for all the work they do to keep Arizona free.