Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

It followed me home...part 2!

Remember way back in the beginning of February when I posted this? Well, that was part 1...the black and shiny thing.

Part 2 involved a trek almost back to Pittsburgh...twice. The first time, we met the little individual...and the second was yesterday, when we brought him home.

I'd like everyone to meet Deckard.

He's an 8-week-old rust and red doberman. And he's kept me up all night. Finally got 4 hours of uninterrupted sleep when Chris got up this morning. He's a cute little guy, and I can't wait until he learns to sleep through the night.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

It followed me home...can I keep it?

Way way back in like, November, I started talking to the good folks at my regular gun shop about a pistol I wanted. I'd handled it back at the NRA Annual Meeting and absolutely loved it. Well, over the span of a few months they looked...and looked...and looked...and couldn't find it. The owner apologized and said he had no way of sourcing one, and encouraged me to look elsewhere for it. Said he'd applaud me if I could locate one. So in January I started talking to the folks at my range, who said they'd see what they could do for me.

In early February, I got a call from them about something they were able to locate. Wanted me to come in, check it out, and tell them whether I was happy with that option. Turns out it wasn't *exactly* what I wanted, but that was OK...what they found was, in fact, a bit better. So, I put it on layaway.

Do you have any idea how annoying it is to have to put a new pistol in a new-to-me caliber on layaway? I wanted to bring it home and love it and hug it and squeeze it and call it George. But no, I had to wait.

And wait.


...Until about a week ago, when my tax return *finally* posted. Naturally, I toddled my way down there after work that Thursday to pay off the remainder and get the paperwork started. And today, I got to bring it home.

In case the picture didn't work, that right thar is a CZ P-01. From everything I've read and seen, it's basically an upgraded 75 Compact. I shot a box through it last week, and I'm thoroughly pleased with it. Thanks to the weight, 9mm isn't as snappy as I was expecting. Trigger is a typical DA/SA, with a long pull for the first shot. Chris complained about it but I'm used to it and comfortable with it thanks to the years I've owned the Bersa. 9mm will take a little getting used to, but that's only because I haven't had a lot of experience with the caliber. Give me a

I'll have a more thorough range report soon. As it is, I have to learn how to take this thing apart for cleaning before I take it out again... The box I shot through it last week was pretty dirty stuff. buy-a-gun day came early. Woo!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

WOW. Way to be a pain in the ass, MDSP...

This wouldn't happen to have ANYTHING to do with the Wollard ruling, now would it?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012



For those who want to read the whole thing, mdshooters has it posted here and it continues here.

ETA: and the SAF press release is here.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday funny

Living in Baltimore, we encounter gang activity from time to time. Trying to decipher the signs they use can be quite confusing, and can lead a person into trouble.

Well, someone has generously created a chart to allow us normal people understand what gang members are trying to say.

Have a nice Friday. :)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A meme post.

It came to my attention that The Miller tagged me in a couple of memes.

First, he apparently has NO taste whatsoever, because he nominated me for the Liebster Blog award.

The rules are as follows:
- Paste the image on our blog.
- Link back to the blogger who gave us the award.
- Pick our five favorite blogs with less than 200 followers, and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they have received the award.
- Hope that the five blogs chosen will keep spreading the love and pass it on to five more blogs.

Because I like breaking molds, my list includes almost no gunblogs. It does, however, include a bunch of people I really like. Their political opinions probably won't agree with yours, so IF you decide to visit their blogs, please be kind.

Anyway. Here's my list!
Hiding in the Trees
117 Hudson
Where in the World is Rebecca Today?
Top Shelf Reviews

I was also tagged in the honest gun owners meme:
"I will write down 5 things that indicate, to me, that a gun owner or shooter maybe is an honest one; I say 'maybe' because I have known some seemingly honest gun owners to tell some really tall tales. Then I will tag 5 other gun owners who are also bloggers and I hope each will play along, each listing, in their blogs, at least 3 things that are indicative a gun owner is an honest one, then sending the challenge of this meme on to 5 other gun owner who are also bloggers."

My list is pretty short:
1 - They immediately disapprove of posed photos in which an individual is fingering the trigger of a firearm. This is pretty indicative of their trigger discipline, particularly if it's an involuntary response. I'm more likely to feel comfortable shooting with this person.
2 - They invite anyone and everyone to fire anything they have at the range with them...and will offer ammo
3 - They will openly share situations where they've made a major error. They will discuss what happened, where they went wrong, and how to avoid it.
4 - They will admit when their shortcomings are causing poor groupings or generally bad targets. They might joke that the sights are off on a particular firearm, or that the recoil is weird, or the ammo isn't "right," but they make it obvious that they're joking.
5 - They're honest about why they like or dislike a particular firearm. They will also admit they can't make a decision because they haven't handled a particular firearm.

Now, everyone I would have picked has been tagged. If there's anyone left who wants to play along, please feel free!

Guns on the "want!" list.

Chris and I were discussing Mike's newest acquisitions over the weekend, and we talked about the thing that's still waiting at the store for my tax refund to go through.

Apparently, Chris is convinced that once I purchase said firearm, I won't want any other brand because it's just that good. I refuse to agree. So after we finished that conversation, I started thinking of the guns on my "want" list.

The list is very short, but I feel it's worth mentioning. And nothing on this list is from the same brand as the firearm I'm purchasing.

The Chic Lady. Don't mock me. I like it, and it matches my purse. So there. :P

Beretta PX4 Storm in 9mm.

Beretta CX4 Storm, also in 9mm. I like the idea of interchangeable mags. Still want to shoot TheMiller's, though. AHEM.

Some sort of affordable semiauto shotgun would be sexy. Thinking a Stoeger Model 2000 is a very real possibility.

A non-snubnose .357 revolver. Not sure what brand yet, but I do want something that will stand up to a LOT of range abuse. Something I can upgrade would be neat, too.

A Rossi Ranch Hand in .38/.357 would be neato.

A "Red Nine" Mauser C96. I've always liked'em. Of course, I might have to sell a few organs to afford it, but this IS a "wish" list, after all.

A Vektor CP1. I don't care that this is a ridiculous want, or that it's impossible, and I don't care that these things are incredibly unreliable according to my learnings on the internets. I still dig'em. I think it's the raygun appearance. I feel like it belongs on the set of Galaxy Quest or Wormhole X-Treme.

Oh, I'd also like one of these. They're so damned spendy they might as well sit on this list.

I'll add/update this as needed. What's on YOUR list?