Tuesday, February 26, 2013

On The Range #82: First Time Shooter

Yesterday I was doing a little plinking with a friend when another friend asked if he could bring his daughter to do a little shooting.  Of course, I said yes.

She had never shot a real gun before so her dad brought his Ruger 10/22 and I broke out my Browning Buckmark.

She's still on the small side so we gave her plenty of help.  I worked on keeping her safe and helping her enjoy herself.

Shooting the Browning Buckmark

Shooting the Ruger 10/22

Shooter 2.0

I think she was a little overwhelmed by the whole situation her first time out and since it was spur of the moment the set up wasn't perfect but I think she still had fun and we'll have to get her out on the range some more!

Monday, February 25, 2013

The Mako Group: You got my money, where are my magazines?


I was contacted by a rep from The Mako Group today. He explained that my original message to them was never received.  We had a pleasant conversation, my concerns were laid to bed and I'll be happy to business with them in the future.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

WSJ: Gun owners need to take responsibility

For criminals stealing guns and teenage suicides.

That's what I get from this article posted on Twitter by Rob Pincus.

Pincus says it should make us 'think.' It made me think the writer is an idiot who hates the NRA. According to him the NRA ignores irresponsible behavior by gun owners that allows guns to fall into the wrong hands.

It's very much a hit piece aimed at the NRA. It ignores all of the training the NRA offers and promotes that has helped reduce gun accidents. It ignores the fact the the NRA encourages members to take the actions to safely and securely store their firearms.

The article also seeks to blame gun owners for tge suicide rate among teens completely over looking the fact that there are industrialized first world nations with near total gun bans that have higher rates of suicide than the US.

if a criminal steals a gun it did not 'fall into his hands.'  It does not matter how the legal owner of the gun was storing it (I find it highly amusing that he thinks a kid can't figure out the combination on his handgun safe or that a criminal can't walk with it.)

If I'm at fault for a criminal stealing a gun out of my nightstand that I keep in the big locked box I call home then I guess rape victims shouldn't 'dress that way.'

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Tumultuous Adventures Preparedness

I enjoy teaching people to shoot.  I love being there the first time someone pulls a trigger.  Even better is the smile on their face when, with just a little guidance, they hit the bull's eye for the first time.  

Teaching, in one form or another, is something that is dear to my heart.  I was nicknamed 'The Professor" at one of my first jobs because I never stopped lecturing on one subject or another.

So, I've decided that I'm going to offer my services as a firearms trainer.  I'm starting small with just the basics.  As I learn and grow as a shooter I'll offer more.  

I've started another blog that will be dedicated to this new venture.  You can find it here.  I've also started a Facebook page here (a like and share would be appreciated if you're on Facebook).

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

On The Range #82: Recoil Therapy

I decided that even though my supply of 9mm is limited I needed some range time with my Glock.

I started out today by shooting Dot Torture.  The fact that I've not been shooting nor doing much dry fire was apparent when I scored 37/50.

I followed that by firing 3 Bill Drills and 3 Mozambique Drills, all at 7 yards.  I only shot one of the Bill Drills clean, but I only dropped one shot out of the other two and they were all under 4.5 seconds.

I shot two of the Mozambiques clean and all but one under four seconds.

I shot a FAST Drill with one miss on the 8" circle resulting in a score of 10.38.  Still a novice score, but not bad.

I wish I could do this once a week but I don't think it's in the cards.  I may start working a lot with my Browning Buckmark and doing a lot of dry fire, maybe do Dot Torture every other week.

I can get 9mm, but the price is prohibitive.  I might go for it anyway.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Repeat after me class...We do not fire warning shots!


If you fire your gun then you have used deadly force.  The assumption will not be that you fired a 'warning shot;' the assumption will be that you missed.

If you, or a third party you are defending, are not facing death or grave bodily injury do not fire your fucking gun.

Also, if a LEO reads you your rights, SHUT THE FUCK UP.  That's what we call 'a clue.'

This, ladies and gentleman, is why you need to get professional training and educate yourself on the laws pertaining to self-defense.  It's not your responsibility to me, or to society.  It's a responsibility to yourself so you don't do something out of ignorance and royally fuck yourself.

This guy didn't hurt anyone, so I don't think he should face criminal charges, but anyone paying attention should know that the law isn't about protecting good people and punishing bad people.  It's about creating criminals, and maintaining control.  I say good luck to him.

Let this be a lesson to the rest of us.

South East Blogshoot?

Sounds like a good idea to me!