Archive for the ‘Guns’ Category

Irony so thick..

January 20, 2005 - 12:40 am Comments Off on Irony so thick..

Michael Moore’s Bodyguard Arrested on Airport Gun Charge – “Filmmaker Michael Moore’s bodyguard was arrested for carrying an unlicensed weapon in New York’s JFK airport Wednesday night.”

Yes!

October 26, 2004 - 12:36 am Comments Off on Yes!

Yes, I am alive! I’ve been horribly busy lately and my time has been taken up with two major projects:

Gunstock was a 3 day shooting event just east of Waco that I did a great deal of planning on and helped to run.

Dread House was an Alternate Reality Game that 5 other people and I put on over the course of several months. We started planning in March, launched it in July, and wrapped it today. It was an incredible experience and I was so fortunate to work with the talented people behind the scenes. I got to practice my web design skills (I designed the pages here, here, here, and here) and writing skills (like the stories on here). I’m already going a little nuts without a project to do.

Anyway, so I’m around, just been underground and swamped.

Schwag

August 2, 2004 - 3:33 am Comments Off on Schwag

You know how hard it is to find a shirt with a pink AR-15 on it?

Not anymore!

Bulletfest

July 1, 2004 - 1:42 pm Comments Off on Bulletfest

It was a long trip, but we did it!

Last Tuesday we left Austin to drive up near Canton, Ohio for Bulletfest. This year it was a two day event and people from all over the country converged to get together and basically shoot the snot out of a bunch of old appliances and cars with an amazing assortment of hardware, both semi- and full-auto.

It was a 24 hour drive up there and it was rough. Around Kentucky, hub started saying that he didn’t think we would go back next year. He’s just a tiny little bit (ha) of a control freak and doesn’t like to be in a car when anyone but himself is driving, so he drove the whole way there and the whole way back minus around 100 miles.

Once we got there and things started happening, he changed his tune pretty quick! The firing line was probably 200 yards long.

Thursday evening a major storm blew through and pretty much decimated everyones’ canopies on the line. Hub ended up going half an hour to the nearest Walmart at around midnight to buy a new one because ours had snapped into pieces.

Friday morning dawned cold and we realized that I had accidentally set the alarm to go off on the wrong day. Whoops. So with 30 minutes to spare before the safety briefing before the line opened, we raced around crazy trying to get everything together. We made it up the hill with moments to spare and anxiously awaited the line going hot. When it did, the noise was like the end of the world. I was wearing earplugs and earmuffs and it was still insanely loud. There were some idiots there who had babies with them whose earmuffs were falling off. I hope those kids still have hearing left. Others brought their dogs and had them right by the line. “Gee, Fido doesn’t come when he’s called anymore. Wonder why.”

Ranting aside, it was a ton of fun. We ended up going through about 2000 rounds through the Uzi, mostly by letting people shoot it. It was kind of like going to a Dead show, only instead of walking through the parking lot and having someone hand you food or a bracelet, people would hand you things to shoot. I was standing there under our canopy and felt a tap on my shoulder. The guy in the next shelter was holding out his suppressed Uzi and a loaded magazine for me to shoot. Later on, a friend sent his kids to come grab me and get me to shoot his AR-50. Amazing gun, amazing… I really want one! So over the course of the weekend, I got to shoot:

Ours:
Uzi
2 AR15s
my XD9, finally!
FAL

Others:
Full auto Sten
Full auto Mac 10
Full auto M16 (mama like)
Full auto suppressed Uzi
Glock
AR50 (purr)
AR15

And probably some more that I’m forgetting. Hub rented time on an MG42, a German WWII 8 mm machine gun, and a Minigun.

Lemme tell you bout this minigun. There are only something like 11 civilian-owned miniguns in the US, and this was one of them. Normally they are mounted in Apache helicopters. This one shot .308 caliber. The rate of fire can be adjusted up to 10,000 rounds per minute. It was set to around 4,000 when hub shot it. Meaning that he put 400 rounds through it in 6 seconds. It doesn’t even sound like a gun when it goes off. It makes a big, “BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP” noise and you can’t discern the individual bangs. For all the world it sounded like a cruise ship horn to me. It’s electronically powered and simply decimates anything in its path. Hub very nearly suffered a testosterone overdose after that.

We got to visit with some old friends and new ones too, and wished we had more time for socializing. Alas, the time to go back home came all too soon and we hit the road. After around 21 hours of travel, the Check Engine light started flashing. Hm. The manual says that means there was a misfire. Suddenly the accelerator was just a meaningless hunk of metal. We coasted into a truck stop. After changing the plugs and wires it was still acting hinky. We made it another 5 miles down the road and had to pull over again. Ended up calling a tow truck to haul our car and camper those last 2.5 hours into Austin for $450. It might not have been so bad if the wrecker driver had not kept falling asleep at the wheel, whereupon we would slow down to about 30 mph and veer onto the shoulder. This didn’t just happen once or twice, but constantly over the trip home. Poor hub had crashed in the back seat because he’d been up and driving for over 24 hours and was wasted. I took to coughing loudly every 30 seconds or so, but it wasn’t doing any good. About halfway home, I said I needed to make a pit stop and spent a good long time in the gas station to give the guy a chance to wake up. I surreptitiously SMS’ed hub a message asking him to wake up and help me keep the guy awake, and he did… unfortunately the guy was just as easily distracted by conversation as he was by sleep, and we spent the rest of the trip continuing to slow down and swerve. But at least it was an alert swerve. I said several sincere prayers of thanksgiving when we got home.

And I can’t wait until Gunstock! This year it will be October 15-17. If you have any interest at all, contact me and I’ll get more information to you.

April 11, 2004 - 4:45 pm Comments Off on

Buy a Gun Day 2004!
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Aaron’s Rantblog has declared April 15, 2004 as Buy a Gun Day, or BAG Day, again. While I’m waiting until the end of the month when I can try out a friend’s Springfield XD9, I encourage anyone else to get out there and buy themselves a gun. Legally, of course.

Purse search

April 9, 2004 - 4:00 am Comments Off on Purse search

BTW if anyone knows of a nice concealed carry purse that isn’t horrible, lemme know. The closest I’ve found is Coronado Leather. There’s a Galco that looks somewhat like a Dooney and Bourke, but that style of purse encourages me to be cluttered. I just love the croc skin on the Athena tote, but that’s way too big. If they made that doctor style with the croc skin, I’d be all over it. Fun Gun Purses, while interesting, do not look very durable.

Suggestions?

Totally frustrated

November 19, 2003 - 10:55 pm Comments Off on Totally frustrated

Went to the range today. I still have issues with shooting low. The only handgun I was accurate with is my Ruger MK II .22, which is enormous and heavy and a small caliber and therefore totally unsuited to defense or carry. I’m just going to have to take some sort of instruction to figure out whether it’s a mental or physical problem. Could it be a flinch? Stance or grip problem? Related to the tendonitis in my right arm? I don’t know, but I’m so terribly frustrated about the fact that I can no longer shoot straight with a decent caliber handgun. It’s like waking up one morning and realizing that you forgot how to read. Where going to the range used to be fun, now it’s just discouraging. Next time I will at least take my AR-15 so that I can reassure myself that I can, in fact, hit what I aim at occasionally.

And it’s pink, which is always fun.

Woah!

October 28, 2003 - 6:40 pm 1 Comment

I just found girly gun nirvana.

Hello Kitty hi-cap .45
Faux-fur covered AKs, M-16s, Uzis, etc. I love that HK, and the gingham-covered Beretta.