Saturday, May 31, 2008

ePostal Results

Here are the results of May's ePostal contest hosted this month by Manfred of Armes et tir passion.

June's contest is going to be hosted by the always thoughtful and eloquent Sebastian of Snowflakes in Hell.
Get ready!


Class 1 : rimfire open sights
Shooter Gun Circles Pins Total
Mr.CompletelyHigh Standard .22434083
Bill (10yards)Ruger Mark I .22 6"354277
Bill H
High Standard .22233053
Danno
Ruger 22/45301545


Class 2 : rimfire optic sights
Shooter Gun Circles Pins Total
Mr.CompletelyHigh Standard .22 + reddot495099 !
ManfredColt .22 Target 2xreddot465096
Kee Wee
High Standard .22 + reddot
444589
Conservative UAW Guy
M107 .22 Ultradot Match
444589
BetyColt .22 Target 2xreddot
364581


Class 3 : centerfire open sights
Shooter Gun Circles Pins Total
AhabRemington 1858 .45 Colt
465096
AhabS&W 1937 .45 ACP454590
Wyatt EarpUberti 1875 .45 Colt453577
ManfredHK Mark23 .45 ACP463076
TorpedoTanfoglio .40S&W403373
BillCz Vz82 9.18 Makarov304272
BillRossi .357 Bullseye 6"353166
Bill HS&W 19 .38Special311546
Bill HGlock 27 .40S&W33639

Friday, May 30, 2008

Sweet

I wasn't really planning on buying a new car, but...



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This is a real add from Max Motors in Butler, Missouri. (Click add to largify.)
Also check out his Guns and Gas site, and some of the hilarious (and ignorant and hateful) comments.

Strap in and lock-and-load!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Transcending Gay

And I thought the giant truck testicles were gay.

La Scala to stage Gore's 'Inconvenient Truth'

MILAN, Italy (AP) - First it was the film and the book. Now the next stop for Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" is opera.

La Scala officials say the Italian composer Giorgio Battistelli has been commissioned to produce an opera on the international multiformat hit for the 2011 season at the Milan opera house.

Wow. A science-fiction opera.
And WTF? I thought La Scala was an opera house, not a bath house.

We really are doomed, aren't we?

Beyond that, I'm speechless...

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Thoughts From the Nuge...

"If guns cause crime, all of mine are defective."
- Ted Nugent


Dang! So are mine!!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

Thank you Vets, past and present.















We remember.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Only Logical Conclusion

I've had a change of heart.
And I'm big enough to admit when I'm wrong.

Taxpayers Government should help those who are disadvantaged.
Seriously, dude.

And there is a very large group of people who need help right now.
Lets face it: High gas prices disproportionally affect pickup truck, high-performance car and SUV drivers.
Our household personally has an SUV, a pickup, a midsize car, and a 400HP Backupmobile.
So lets buck up and help those in need.

The people who are getting the sweetest deal out of these high fuel prices are the car-less. (And I reckon the homeless, as they don't have to pay propane, fuel oil, electric or gas bills.)

So anyhoo, cash is good, but I'd settle for a prepaid debit/gas card.

Write your congressman right now!! I need to fill up tomorrow!!!

Thank you for your support of the whiny and gravely impacted.

Update: As the high cost of everything has impacted my freedom fun anti-UN necessary firearms budget, I will also accept firearms, accessories and ammo in lieu of fuel or fuel credits...

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Puh-Lease

An open letter to a tard:

Dear Dude,

The huge testicles on the trailer hitch on your pickup truck ARE NOT COOL.
Seriously. And I'm plenty redneck, believe me.

They're tacky, base, and give the impression you're immature...or...lacking.
Let's be perfectly honest - they're kind of gay. I mean, c'mon, you can get them in "Big Boy Style".

If you are a regular visitor to this site, and you have truck ba##s, no offense.
I'm just telling you what your friends and relatives aren't.
You're welcome.

Sincerely,

jimmyb

I don't know, maybe he's from the south.
Just kidding about the south thing, I'm drinking and talking to Nate on another site...

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Now THAT'S a Service Rep!

I ordered 200 rounds of 44 Magnum brass (to go with the old 629 and the new 1894 Marlin!) from Midway USA. I like Midway, they have decent prices, good sale prices, and a large selection of almost anything gun/hunting/reloading that one could need.

Well, they had Starline brass on sale, and when I got my order, it was 9 pieces short! Grrrr.

So I called Midway's customer service number (located conveniently on the invoice). I was on hold about 4.7 seconds, and then was connected to a customer service representative. Wow.

That was fast!!

And the kicker? He was an English-speaking customer service rep!!
With an Amurican name: Don.

I told Don of my plight, and he was very understanding and polite. He asked me to wait a moment while he accessed the proper information on his computer.
While he's looking, I politely enquire if it would behoove me to yell and curse, to help expedite matters.

His equally polite response was, no; it was neither necessary nor helpful.
I told him I didn't figure it would be, but I always try to help out those helping me!

Don puts me on hold for about 6.3 seconds, and them comes back and instead of saying, I'll send you nine pieces of brass, he says, "How about I sell you 100 more pieces for half price, with no shipping costs?"

Uhhhh...more rounds? Whatever shall I do?
Heh.

So, here I call up to b**ch about their service, and instead I give them more of my money.
And happily.

That is some serious customer service. Make the customer happy, get more of his money.

Thanks, Don. And thanks Midway.

You both rock.

In other news, Graf and Sons (whom I like very much as well) sent 100 of 100 pieces of 7.5 Swiss brass, so I can't call them and see if I could get the same deal.

I counted them twice.
Dang.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

When Do Tickets Go On Sale?

To paraphrase Cartman:

"Vox has warped my fragile little mine!"


Re: The new Sex and the Hippies City movie -

Stake the undead!

Don't get me wrong, I would have loved to write the script for the big move to the big screen. Two-thirds of the way through, after the usual montage of tiresome romance, relationship babble in expensive restaurants and designer retail therapy, the four aging ghouls would be revealed to be vampires. That's right, the perfect blending of the Sexually Empowered '90s Woman and Dark Romance! And after two hours of this excruciating sensory torture, what man wouldn't pay to see a grand finale of the Unsexiest Woman Alive thrashing around screaming and spraying blood all over the place with a wooden stake hammered through her chest?
Heck, I'd buy tickets AND pre-order the DVD!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Conventional Wisdom?















According to this guy, the conventional wisdom holds true.

45's rule.

At least when reviewing things in real-life (and death)applications.
Go give the article a read, the information is anecdotal as you'll note, but still a very interesting read.

I like this quote:

Terminal Ballistics as Viewed in a Morgue

As for me, I'll take a slow-moving .45 to a gun fight any day. I absolutely despise a 9mm for defensive situations (yes, they will eventually kill but often not quickly enough to prevent the BG (bad guy) from doing you in first)and the .380 as well.

I don't know if I despise a 9mm, but it would not be my first choice, that is for sure.

45 ACP - Slow and heavy. The Teddy Kennedy of pistol rounds, at least from a physics standpoint. And a proven bad guy stopper.

I guess I'm just old-school. I like that late-1800's/early 1900's design. It has withstood the test of time, albeit with some modifications, but has remained basically the same gun it has been for the last 100 years or so.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Real Conversation and the Next ePostal Contest

The next of Mr. Completely's ePostal contest is up over at the internationally know Armes et tir passion.

The contest rules, targets and such can be found here: ePostal match: Pin Shooting Training
(no passport needed, yet!). Manfred is the one calling the shots; It looks to be a challenging one, so we shall see what happens.

This reminds me of a conversation at the pistol club this evening:
One of our premier, top shelf, dedicated shooter's was not at the range tonight.

Dialogue was as follows (approximately):
K: Where's J.
L: He can't make it tonight, he has a bridge game to go to.
CUG: Forgo your weekly shooting with the guys to play bridge... (a litlle loudly) Well THAT doesn't sound gay at all.

Wait till I see him... ;)

And don't forget to join the contest, folks. Time to topple them: ePostal match: Pin Shooting Training