Monday, January 16, 2017

A Big Disappointment At The Range Today

I picked up a new Savage Model 93, in 22 WMR, back in August. I finally got around to shooting it for the first time today; yes I am THE great procrastinator. While it's a beautiful rifle with a really nice stock, the shame is that it does not function properly.
 

Damned thing kept having feed problems. That happened with the 5 round magazine that came with it and two other 10 round OEM Savage magazines made for this model (so it is not likely the magazines since all three had the same result). The bolt would not go more than a bit forward on many rounds but worked fine with no mag or an empty mag. The rounds not feeding properly caused it to stop in its forward travel. While some rounds fed properly, I had to either jiggle the mag a few times or push it up further into mag well or pull it down a bit (or all three) to get many of the rounds to feed. I figure more than half failed to feed properly. The mags were all inserted properly but all three of them had an awful lot of play. I checked in the mag well to see if anything was preventing the magazines from seating properly but saw nothing that looked out of place. I was using two different brands and types of ammo - so it in all likelihood was not the ammunition. I also had cleaned the rifle before bringing it to the range.
 
I am guessing that whatever internal part holds the mags in place is
not holding them right. So, I just sent a service request to Savage and hopefully they will cover it under warranty; I also sent a copy of my receipt as an attachment. I believe theirs is a one year warranty so it should be covered for whatever.
One other thing I learned when shooting it, I have to move the scope forward at least a couple of inches, it is set way too far back causing me to tilt my head back to be able to focus through it. You can see in the photo of it above that whoever mounted the scope had it all the way back. Both that and the feed problem indicate shitty quality control, I suppose.

Oh well, I guess the Savage 93 is not coming upstate with me and my son this weekend when we go to my brother-in-law Hans' place for a football party weekend. Maybe I will bring the Marlin 25MN for some plinking on Saturday and again on Sunday before the games. Should definitely be bringing my son's new Remington 870 and a few of my handguns. I, for one, don't want to spend a weekend there without shooting something and I guess Brendan feels likewise.
 
All the best,
Glenn B

If I Called The University Administration A Bunch of Assholes...

...would that be considered offensive or oppressive under the guidelines of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls? They reportedly have just instituted a new policy warning students  to 'check' themselves to avoid using certain words that might offend people or be thought of as oppressive (source). I do not think assholes was on the list but even if it was there, I think I will just call them that and leave it as such.

All the best,
Glenn B

Pelosi Is Still Blaming It On George W. Bush

After almost the full term of his presidency, virtually eight years of runaway spending by President Obama, Nancy Pelosi is essentially blaming the national debt on President George W. Bush.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/5282831435001/?#sp=show-clips

Is she totally out of her mind? No, wait - don't waste your time answering that because I know the answer already. She is the ultimate loony among loonies.

All the best,
Glenn B

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Workings Of A Glock Pistol

 
All the best,
GB

Protestors Ahead - Pedal To The Metal

North Dakota is considering passage of a bill to eliminate liability for drivers who accidentally strike protestors with their cars on highways.

As reported: "House Bill 1203 was written up in direct response to groups of protesters blocking roadways, Kempenich told the paper. He claims protesters were seen jumping out in front of vehicles" (source).

I think it is an excellent idea because I do not believe there is anyway that you, as a driver, should be held liable for the actions of arsehats who intentionally place themselves in harms way by jumping out in front of approaching vehicles on roadways and thus cause an accident. Of course it could have some drawbacks and over zealous drivers might put the pedal to the metal hoping to hit someone and get off Scott free under this law. I am willing to bet though that passage of this law and refusal to prosecute the first driver involved in such an accident that badly injures or kills a protestor would cause the number of protests on highways plummet. Such though is life, and this would be fair to law abiding drivers involved in such accidents. I mean - if you want to take a chance recklessly protesting on an active highway then I think you, not the drivers on the highway who are driving there legally, 
should  suffer the consequence of your foolhardy actions!

All the best,
Glenn B

Please Join Me In My Request To Bring Back The Elephants One Last Time

As you may be aware, Feld Inc. - the owners of Ringling Brothers And Barnum & Bailey Circus - have announced that the circus will be giving its last performances this spring. One of the deciding reasons for the closure is apparently that animal rights whackos drove the last nail into the coffin with their successful campaign to eliminate elephants from the performances. Ticket sales which were already declining took a nose dive once the elephants were gone.

The thing about the elephants is that they made great The Greatest Show On Earth. Feld Inc. says it never anticipated the sharp decline in tickets sales that took place after the removal of the elephants from the performances but I have to wonder, what did they expect! Did they think that members of animal rights groups would suddenly flock to buy circus tickets in appreciation for it. Whatever, I suppose it a moot point because the end is upon us, The Greatest Show On Earth will soon be nevermore.


With that in mind, I have sent a request to Feld. Inc.. My request is simply that in honor of the loyal fans of Ringling Brothers And Barnum & Bailey Circus - they bring back the elephants for this last tour and yes they still own the elephants - see this. I am hopeful that many of you will make the same request of them, whether you plan to see them one last time or not, and that you encourage your family and friends to do likewise by requesting they bring back the elephants for this last tour.

Feld Inc's. worldwide headquarters' email address is: information@feldinc.com

Their customer service email address is: customerservice@feldinc.com 

The content of my request was as follows:

"Dear Feld Inc.,

I just tried to purchase tickets for your final show on Sunday May 21st at the New Coliseum in Uniondale, NY. I had to settle for tickets on Friday night May 19th. That is okay by me but I have a special request of you not only for myself but for all of those who are fans of Ringling Brothers And Barnum & Bailey Circus.

I, and I am sure that millions of other Americans who love Ringling Brothers And Barnum & Bailey Circus, in fact certainly all of those who will attend your last tour, would ask that you bring back the elephants for this final tour. Maybe it would be impractical or not cost effective but please think of the smiles you would put on the faces and of all the joy you would put into the hearts of the ladies, gentleman, boys & girls, children of all ages who would be in attendance if each show had at least a few elephants there to perform. If you at all wish to honor your fans with performances they deserve, for sticking with you until the end, then please, I implore you, make this happen! Don't go out with a whimper - go out with the memory of your circus truly being The Greatest Show On Earth!

All the best,
Glenn B..."

I also included my phone number on the off chance they want to get back to me personally. Yes, I realizes this is probably not going to happen, that is unless we - the normal people who loved seeing the elephants at the circus and who loved to see the smiles they put on the faces of children, do something to make it happen. I wrote to both of them with the same request. It only takes a few moments, so I truly hope you will join me in doing the same.

All the best,
Glenn B

Animal Rights Fanatics Have Destroyed The Greatest Show On Earth

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be shutting down operations in May 2017 and I believe that you can pretty much thank the lefty animal rights fanatics for closing it down. While ticket sales had declined some in general, the elimination of the elephants from the circus (pushed for over the years by such whacko groups as PETA) resulted in a severe decline in ticket sales.

"After much evaluation and deliberation, my family and I have made the difficult business decision that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® will hold its final performances in May of this year. Ringling Bros. ticket sales have been declining, but following the transition of the elephants off the road, we saw an even more dramatic drop. This, coupled with high operating costs, made the circus an unsustainable business for the company..." (Source.)

And:

"The decision to end the circus tours was made as a result of high costs coupled with a decline in ticket sales, making the circus an unsustainable business for the company. Following the transition of the elephants off the circus, the company saw a decline in ticket sales greater than could have been anticipated..." (Source.)

I just tried getting tickets, through Ticket Master, for the last show ever, which is to be at the new Coliseum in Uniondale, NY on May 21st. Sadly, no tickets were available at any price. I may still get tickets for another performance although it would have been sweet, actually bitter-sweet, to be there for the very last show of this American icon of family entertainment.

Fucking Crazy animal rights bastards fanatics probably wished for this result in the end and I'd like to bitch slap reprimand each and every one of them for their self righteous foolishness. Thanks a lot assholes!

All the best,
Glenn B

Why Can't We Be Friends


All the best,
GB

Saturday, January 14, 2017

CMP National Matches

 Volunteering for temporary work asignments used to be a bad habit of mine but one that got me lots of free travel. I haven't volunteered for virtualy anything since I retired but considered doing so dor the CMP National Matches last year but never got around to it. Got an email from the CMP today; they are seeking volunteers to work their national matches in June and July. I signed up for aeveral days at the rifle matches at the end of June and for the pistol matches on July 1 & 2. 

If they select me, I am guessing it could be an interesting and fun time. Heck, I might even decide to join the fun as a competitor in the pistol match. Anyway, I would be doing my part to help a decent organization promote the shooting sports and the RKBA.

All the best, 
Glenn B

Oh My Aching Loins

Just thinking about this hurts. A California man (where else could he come from) has promised to emasculate himself should Donald Trump begin construction of a border wall. Read the tiny tidbit about it here.

I remember, in a bygone era, at least in New York City, the police would have already detained this guy and placed him into Bellevue Hospital's psychiatric ward for mental observation. Had he been found a danger to himself or society, he would have been forcibly committed. That was long ago; in today's world he probably will be hailed as some sort of hero by the loonies on the left (which I am beginning to think is every last one of them).

All the best,
Glenn B

Do You Remember When Hollwood Types Had Balls Of Steel...

...and actually rose to the occasion to defend America and in essence all of the free world. If you want to see a list of many actors who joined the military during WWII, click on this link. I never realized the facts mentioned about John Wayne. I knew he was never in the military service but did not realize why nor how many times he tried to enlist.

All the best,
Glenn B

An Arizona Gas Station Clerk Broke The Rules...

...and it proved to be a crime stopper of a rules 'violation'. Instead of allowing an alleged armed 17 year old dirtbag to rob him at gunpoint, the clerk reportedly pulled his own pistol and shot the would be robber. While trying to make a getaway, the failed robber realized his arm was not functioning (maybe because he had been shot in the arm) and ran to a restaurant for help. Police were called and responded and brought him to a hospital where they say he admitted to the failed robbery attempt and also to another, but successful one, a couple of days earlier. As reported here he also 
allegedly told police the reason he hit gas stations: "they are supposed to just hand over the money and not try to stop anyone." (Source.) I guess the clerk never heard that one before and even if he had, he decided to break the rules and fought back! Way to go brother in arms.

Yes folks, armed citizens can indeed help curtail crime but if you read my blog it is highly likely you knew that already.

All the best,
Glenn B

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Never Draw On A Drawn Gun - Ha Ha Ha Hearty Ha Ha!

As you watch this, remember what the experts keep telling you about not being able to draw on a drawn gun and win the gunfight.
 


I guess this must have been an exception because the bad guy had two drawn guns.

I wonder if the store clerk got both of them! One can hope so.

All the best,
Glenn B

Molan Labe Interpreted As A Seizure Warrant By RCMP

Fucking gun grabbing commies north of our border are just as bad as those down here.



All the best,
GB

Monday, January 9, 2017

It Seems Maybe One Of Them Was Impressive

 
All the best,
GB

A Few Of The Most Instrumental Things That Steered Me Right...

...when I was a young lad were from the entertainment world of yesteryear. One of them helped lead me to my career, another to me becoming a real a man and the last helped turn me into someone who never tried to take advantage of others in need but rather to help them even when in a position to easily exploit them.








So tell me, how could I not choose a career as a government agent after the first, nor choose to be a heterosexual after the second, and as for the third one - how could I ever become an evil wrongdoing SOB if I lived my life like Paladin - on the razor's edge between being an outlaw and a lawman! The three of these helped form the overall man that I became in my lifetime - not perfect but striving, no matter how imperfect, to reach the unreachable star.



Entertainment back then was much more beneficial to society than the absolute crap with which our kids are inundated today. Thank the heavens for the 60s and before.

All the best,
Glenn B

One Smart Assed Donkey



Now, if you think I meant the third donkey, the one that picked up the fence pole in its mouth and then dropped it and got by without jumping, yeah that one was smart but that is not the one I meant. The really smart one was the ass at the ass end of the line. It waited while two jumped over the fence and one dismantled the fence and only then made its move, the move with the least effort of all. That my friends is a true smart ass indeed!

All the best,
Glenn B

Sunday, January 8, 2017

There Are Monsters Among Us...

...and some of them pretend to be our loving parent or in this case step-mother. Sara Packer, the mother of 14 year old Grace Packer, and Jacob Sullivan, the mother's boyfriend,  have been charged with the truly horrendous crime in which they allegedly murdered the girl. Her death did not come swiftly or painlessly and not before the girl was allegedly: beaten, raped (while the mother watched), left in a hot attic to die while bound and gagged and thrown into a cedar closet, and then was essentially strangled - all over an 18 hour period. Apparently they had planned the "rape-murder fantasy" for almost a year. It is also reported that the pair tried to commit suicide on this past  December 30th by drug overdose and that while in the hospital being treated for that, the man reportedly told hospital employees that he and the Grace's mom were responsible for the teen's murder. More here and here.

If they are indeed guilty, and the linked article says the man has confessed, then I cannot even begin to detail what I would like to do to this pair for fear of the mind police coming to lock me up in the Bizarro World in which we live today! I will tell you this much: I would gladly mete out vengeance for the child and would not go easy on her killers were it legal for me to do so. I would choose to go slowly, very slowly, possibly with some bit of accomplishment in my heart (knowing that true justice was being done), while bringing them to an excruciatingly painful demise.

I pray there truly is a Heaven and that Grace is their now surrounded by love and tranquility.

All the best,
Glenn B

There Are Just So many Things Wrong...



...with this as to make me cringe at the thought of me being at the range next to someone like that or with those other morons there at the same time as me. I can maybe understand a guy shooting like that the first time, without proper coaching, but what I cannot understand is why the one guy is forward of the firing line and then stays there when the shooter starts blasting like an arsehat. As for the guy who grabs the gun, if he was a range officer (and note I said if) then shame on him for not watching the arsehat from the get go. If he was just another shooter, then good for him for doing what he did.

Despite saying all that, I give the shooter an A+++ for enthusiasm.

All the best,
Glenn B

Idiots To The Left Of Me, Idiots to The Right...

 
All the best,
GB

Lost

 
Yep, that's me.
 
All the best,
Glenn B

Sanctuary Counties - I Love Them

No, I don't mean sanctuary counties that protect wetbacks and allow them to illegally remain within our borders. I am talking about certain counties within NY State that have defied Governor Andrew Cuomo (FUAC) and have refused to enforce at least certain parts of the very anti-RKBA New York S.A.F.E. Act. The sheriff's office in Saratoga County, NY has given notification that it does not intend to enforce a provision of the NY SAFE act that recently went into effect requiring pistol license owners to renew their permits every five years. More here.

In effect it has given sanctuary to those who will not comply with that patently unconstitutional infringement of the RKBA. Three cheers for the SCSO!

All the best,
Glenn B

Another 4.25" For A Total Of 7.25"

It snowed, last night, almost as much as the top number they predicted - which was 8 inches. All told we got a total of 7.25"; I measured this morning in a few places and it was virtually exactly the same at each spot.

Last night, I went out around 8PM to shovel again and I estimate that another 4" had fallen by then, since I had first shoveled earlier in the day. I did the side patio so the Chihuahuas could get out to answer nature's call and the walk along the garage. When I got to the walkway to our front door, it had already been done, obviously by a snow-blower. Once at the sidewalk, I could see it was my next door neighbor who had done it as the cleared trail led back to his place. A nice man is he! Earlier in the evening, my daughter (who is staying with us for a few days with our grandson) went over to his place to ask if she could put her car in his driveway as we already had three cars stacked in there like cord wood. As usual, he said okay. She gave him a bottle of wine as a return courtesy (really, it was not in hopes that he would then clear our sidewalk). I hope he did not feel obligated to clear our sidewalk and walkway. Anyway, there was still enough left for me to shovel to keep me busy for awhile. I widened the single lane he had made and cleared the whole sidewalk and walkway as well as the front steps. When I went out this morning, there was only about 1/4" of additional snow on the ground and it cleaned up quickly. I also cleaned off the three cars in our driveway.

It looks nice out there now - everything covered with the clean whiteness of freshly fallen snow. Too bad it never lasts long here in this way too urban area but at least for now it looks like a winter wonderland. I imagine if birds could think like us though, they would not see it quite that way, probably makes it harder for them to forage. With that in mind, I think I need to get outside again and fill the lone bird feeder I have in the backyard.

All the best,
Glenn B

Saturday, January 7, 2017

I Just Took A Few Painful Inches

Lest those of you with dirty minds think I mean something else, allow me to clarify that I meant I took a few inches off of my sidewalk as in I was out shoveling the white stuff. I am guesstimating it was already about 3 inches deep. My wife tells me she heard there are up to another 5 inches expected to fall before it ends sometime tonight. She also said, she heard that the almost windless storm may yet turn into a nor'easter. The extra few inches of snow would not be all that bad, especially since it is pretty cold, around 22 degrees right now, and the snow thus far is pretty lightweight. If it turns into a nor'easter though, I expect drifts to pile up on our side of the street and that could make it a backbreaker since my back was already sore before I started shoveling. Right now, the back is somewhat painful but merely a bit more achy than before.

The warmed German Nurnberger Gluhewein that I am enjoying right now, with a decent dollop of Luksusowa potato vodka added for effect, should help in that department. In addition to the potential pain relief and buzz for which I am hoping, the really nice thing about adding vodka to it is that the vodka hardly changed the flavor of this truly delicious Bavarian spiced wine. By the way, this is the first time I have imbibed even a drop since last Thursday and I guess the abstinence made it taste better than I had expected. Dieting can have tasty results!

Oh well, such are the effects of Global Warming - snow in January - an aching back from snow shoveling - and some spiced wine with a dollop of added sprits to dull the pain and warm the bones. Can you imagine that? If not, then go away and never read my blog again!

All the best,
Glenn B

I Am Going Back To Bed


I Bet Several People Show Up Just For The Free Weed

In fact, I am willing to bet that someone will show up, collect as many free joints as possible, and then brag about it on social media. I suppose the distribution of free marijuana will be better than protesting Donald Trump's inauguration and smoking it maybe will put a damper on some of those who plan to  protest violently.

All the best,
Glenn B

I Will Tell Sally Field What No One Else Wants To Tell Her

According to this published report, there is something no one wants to tell Sally Field and other celebrities, who oppose Donald Trump's presidency. I guess in essence the article makes it out to be that no one wants to tell them the fact that Donald Trump will indeed be inaugurated on January 20, 2017 as our next president by way of a legal election that worked the way it was planned by the Framer's of the Constitution. I though have something else to tell them:

You are all a bunch of immature
leftist arsehat whiners, grow up already.

I mean, wo but immature leftist arsehats whiners could have made a video like this:



By the way, someone also needs to remind the person who wrote that linked article that our form of government in the United States of America is not a democracy. Had it been a democracy at the time of the election, then Clinton would have won. On the other hand, our form of government is a Constitutional Republic (sort of a quasi-democracy wherein citizens can vote but wherein things including elections are regulated by a base set of laws known as the Constitution). Amen to that.

Enough said, except maybe to add: Go Team Trump.

All the best,
Glenn B

Thursday, January 5, 2017

How Cocerned Should Be The Secret Service...

...regarding the several guns and ammunition found stashed along the banks of a canal that runs along the Potomac River in Washington, DC. They were found by a woman out walking in the area. She initially found two of them in a violin case and police later found more of them and ammunition hidden in cans ad plastic bags. More here. Were they the fruits of a burglary, or an illegal gun dealer's wares, or maybe they were something more nefarious like weapons stashed there for use during the upcoming presidential inauguration? Hopefully the Secret Service is at least looking into that possibility without merely dismissing it as having been something else.

All the best,
Glenn B

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Even CNN Admits - Trump Is Draining The Swamp

President Elect Trump has been more presidential, since the 2016 election (less than 2 months time as I type), than President Obama has been in almost 8 years in office! Keeping companies and jobs here in the USA, bringing jobs back to the USA, coming up with a plan to lower taxes, standing strong with our ally Israel and now this - standing tall for ethics in Congress by helping to force congress into dropping its plan to gut an independent ethics committee.

According to CNN: "President-elect Donald Trump dramatically strong-armed House Republicans into line Tuesday in his first Washington power play, after they voted to gut an ethics watchdog in a manner that undercut his vow to drain the establishment "swamp.""  CNN also had this to say: "The swift developments were a first sign of how Trump plans to govern and wield the power of his presidency -- and his Twitter account -- to bend Washington to his will and an early indication of the new power dynamic between Congress and the White House." More here.

We truly could be in for a long overdue breath of fresh air in Washington, DC. Way to go Mr. Soon To Be President of these United States of America. Somehow, even though this shows Trump standing for ethics in politics, I bet the #not-my-president types (leftist whiners and miscreants) will find fault with this latest development and hate The Donald even more than before because of it. Regardless of what they moan and groan about next, on January 20th, Donald Trump will become #my president and most definitely the president of every U.S. citizen and legal resident alien of the USA. I look forward to it.

All the best,
Glenn B

Apparently Doing His Part To Help End Global Warming...

...a man, reportedly armed with a "long rifle", was alleged by a 911 caller to have been hanging out of a moving vehicle's rear right window on the Florida Turnpike as he was shooting at cows (those evil producers of methane gas that we all know is one of the major cause of global warming). Police were able to find the vehicle and the man who was a passenger in it. They also found his AR15 in the car. The driver of the vehicle said had stopped so his passenger Elvis Antonio Artola could answer the call of nature and while stopped, Artola started shooting into the woods.The driver said he did not know if Artola was just shooting into the woods or at the cows. He also said he did not want to snitch on his friend. More here.

Make sure to listen to the recording of the 911 call at the bottom of the article and to the long pause after the guy tells the 911 operator what he was reporting and where it took place. It seems the 911 operator was at a loss for words there for a bit and who can blame him. Just when you had thought you had heard and seen everything you get a call about a psycho shooting cows from a moooooooooooving vehicle.

The report did not mention if he actually shot any cows. So, I don't know about you, but regardless of how hard he may have been trying to do his part to terminate a few causes of global warming (or get a free steak dinner), I think this guy actually could have sped up climate change. I mean, those cows almost certainly left behind large piles of manure and steamy clouds of methane gas as they were scared shitless and running for their lives.

All the best,
Glenn B

Having To Work In Retirement...

...really sucks.

Having a job in retirement that pays less than 1/3 of what I made before I retired:

REALLY SUCKS  BIGTIME.
 
Not being able to get job doing something I would truly enjoy, even if it paid less than for what I had hoped, because I live in a leftist run socialist welfare state run by a maniacal anti-RKBA tyrant:
 
SUCKS SO VERY MUCH THAT
I HAD BETTER NOT GO THERE
OR MY HEAD MIGHT IMPLODE!

Later 4 U,
Glenn B