Sunday, July 23, 2017

I Could Live There


I mean fuck the government - right!

All the best,
GB

Good Sentiments All

 
All the best,
Glenn B
 
 

Good Moments From The Past Week

In an attempt to better my disposition, I think I am going to start a new weekly posting some good things that have happened in my life over the past week. Who knows, if I do it reliably, my disposition may become cheerful although that may take years.

So here goes, some good things that brought me at least a small measure of happiness during the last week were:

Attending a good friend's retirement party.

Getting my new Rock island Arms 1911 A1 Standard FS pistol from Armscor in exchange for the one I sent in for warranty repair.

Discovering that everything seems to be working okay on said pistol.

Finding out from my son that he got his Concealed Handgun Carry License from Arkansas this past week and that he is now carrying.

My wife also passing the news on to me about the son's carry license.

Actually having my wife start a conversation with me at dinner last night.

Dinner last night of corned beef, cabbage, boiled potatoes, Irish soda bread all followed by a midnight snack of a corned beef sandwich! I(f that ain't happiness - what is???)

Finding several open purple blooms on a lily plant, at the side of my house, that has not bloomed in about 3 years. Also finding a stalk of closed ones yet to open (better check them today).

Seeing my grandson take many steps (not his first ones but just that he is increasing the number he can make before falling on his doopah) and realizing he is having a ball while doing it.

Seeing the joy in my daughter's eyes as she watches her rug rat having fun.

That is all for now, if I keep this going someone might mistakenly think I am a nice guy.

All the best,
Glenn B


 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

My Son The CHCL Holder


 
The most important thing, that happened this week, in my family, is that my son legally carried a concealed pistol for the first time today. That is because he received his Arkansas Concealed Handgun Carry License earlier this week. He never would have gotten one had he stayed in this God forsaken tyrannical socialist satellite of a Com-Bloc nation - New Yorkistan! I am proud of him for getting out to a freer state and for exercising his liberties with regard to the RKBA.

All the best,
Glenn B

Rock Island Armory 1911 A1 Standard Full Size - Range Report

I received an email a few days ago from my local gun store guy telling me that my Rock Island Armory 1911 AS Full Size Pistol had come back from the Armscor factory in Nevada. I had sent the pistol into them for some warranty work because the slide stop was not going back into place, when trying to assemble the pistol, with manually depressing the slide stop plunger. At first they said nothing was wrong with it but when I insisted there was a problem, and told them that the owner of my local guns store (LGS) checked it and agreed with my assessment,  their customer service rep had one of their gunsmiths look at it again. They found and acknowledged the problem and supposedly fixed it. When I made an inquiry as to when it might b sent back to me, I was told there had been a bit of a delay because of the July 4th weekend. I was also told that an additional problem had been found and that the pistol was not repairable, something about the interior of the frame having been milled incorrectly and thus too much metal had been removed during manufacture. So, they decided to replace the pistol with another of the same model. I went to my LGS to pick it up yesterday. Had to do a federal transaction form ($40.00 FFL fee) and have a NICS check run on me, then had to go to the local county gendarmes to have the old one removed from my pistol license ($10.00 amendment fee) and the new one added to my license (an additional $10.00 amendment fee). I had gotten this pistol at a great price that now seems to no longer have been such a great price. Anyway, once the paperwork was done at the county police, I went back to the LGS to actually pick up the gun.

I wasted no time with it and decided to take it apart today to clean it. It came apart easily enough and much to my satisfaction was just as easy to put back together with the slide stop going into place with basically a snap. Right after cleaning it, I called my local indoor county run range to check on their hours. it was getting late and I wanted to assure I'd have enough time to shoot it if I headed that way. That was around 630 this evening. I found out they were on summer hours, much shorter than those for the rest of the year but that I still had time since they would only lock the doors at 7PM and I'd then have until 8PM to shoot. I made in there in about 15 minutes.

Before leaving home, I grabbed 5 after market military surplus style mags. I say style because while they were sold as milsurp, I am none too sure that was correct. Whatever they are, they work okay for the most part. One has been a problem and I have to remember to mark it then trash it or just use it for the range. I also grabbed the 4 Remington 1911 mags I have. Along with the magazines, I scooped up four boxes of 45 ACP. Two boxes of Armscor 230 grain FMJ ammo, about 3/4 of a box of Blazer Brass ammo and a box of  Federal 230 grain Hydra-Shok JHP ammo. I should note that at least 4 mags were loaded, two with JHP ammo and the other two with FMJ ammo.

When I arrived at the range, there was no wait and I wasted no time. I got signed in, asked for a few targets, paid up and went to my point in the assigned bay. I set up my target at 7 yards and fired 35 rounds with only one hitch. One of the round, the last one in one of the mags, failed to feed. Not a big deal, either my fault or that of the gun being brand new and needing a break-in period of 500 rounds (as per the RIA manual). I shot about a fist sized group about 1.5 to 2" to the left of point of aim. I adjusted my trigger finger to leave less on the trigger and got the same result. Next, I shot up another target firing off a few mags worth of ammo rapid fire just to assure that the pistol would function like that. I also fired it single handed in both right and left hands. Then I set up the target at 25 yards and fired three different groups. First group was at correct height as to point of aim but off to the left by about 3-4 inches. I fired a second group a bit higher up, using less finger on the trigger and the group moved ever so slightly to the right. I then fired a third group while aiming about 4" to the right and put all of the rounds pretty much in the center of the target. I need to adjust the windage or my technique.

The only other problems I experienced all were probably magazine related or shooter error. Two times, the slide failed to lock open after the last round. That was probably do to a faulty mag and shame on me for not marking it the first time to see if it happened both times with the same magazine. There was also one failure to feed of the last round from one of the Remington mags. I have to mark that too next time it happens because that sometimes also happens when I shoot my Remington R1 1911. All in all, I only put about 150 -175 rounds through it tonight but that was enough for now - I'll shoo it more on my next range trip. As far as the overall function of the RIA 1911 A1 FS, I am happy with it so far except for where it is shooting as opposed to my point of aim. That though could be either the gun or me - time and shooting it more will tell. For now though, I would be okay with it as a defensive weapon in a pinch but doubt I will carry it as my every day carry because I carry a Glock 26 for that and if I switched to a 1911 - my Remington R1 would probably get the nod.

All he best,
Glenn B

quran Soaked In Pig's Lard Mailed To A Mosque...

...and the Sacramento, CA police initiated an investigation going so far as to determine it was a white female, in her 40s or50s, in Texas, who had mailed the package. That seems like an awful lot of wasted money and time to me especially in light of the fact that a police spokesperson said this:

"We are looking into it as hate-related activity. However, there was no actual crime committed."

Since there was no crime committed what the heck are they doing wasting tax payers' money by conducting an investigation - unless it is that they are attempting to appease what I think is a tyrannical statist organization trying to pass itself off as a religious group.

More at the source: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/quran-dripping-pork-lard-sent-112503075.html

All the best,
Glenn B

 

Comfort In The Man Cave


A hat tip to Mike Mc for that one.

All the best,
Glenn B

Friday, July 21, 2017

Trash Can Versus Machete???

The headline says: "Only in New York: Man with machete fights man carrying trash can" (source). They are pretty much right about that because anywhere else one of them would have shot the other. I do not know what sparked this confrontation but had either come after me, I legally would have acted in self-defense and shot the fucker. Had anyone opened the door to my vehicle like that, especially on the passenger side had one of my family members been in the car with me, and threatened any of the occupants, he quite possibly would have been ventilated (all legally done mind you).

One other  thing, the author of the article, in my estimation, needs to go back and retake basic report writing 101.

All the best,
Glenn B.

Chicago Sanitation Overtime Nigthmare

I am expecting that the overtime budget for the City of Chicago's Sanitation Department will overshoot its limit by noon today due to the massive cleanup required to remove spent shell casings from the city's streets. More here. Now I know where all the ammo went and why we had a shortage. Those gang bangers in Chi-town had bought it all.

All the best,
Glenn B

Thursday, July 20, 2017

It's Friggin Hot...

...seems to be the complaint of the day around here and up in the Bronx where I worked today. I had no clue what anyone was complaining about, because the AC was working at super chill in our office. Anyway, it was in fact obviously very hot outside as witnessed by one young lass who walked in with virtually 25% (or more) of her huge and very sweaty breasts exposed due to the low cut nature of her top- which I think was a bikini top covered by a light sort of a very open fronted blouse. She was complaining about it being so very hot and saying that the only way to walk around was wearing nothing! All the while the other guy with whom I was working was thinking (and later saying) she was hot. Me, I will keep what thoughts I had to myself. Well, I will keep all but this one to myself - I was thinking what in heck did people expect - it's late July - as in summertime - of course it's hot.

When I left the office at quitting time, the thermometer on my car's dashboard said it was 100 degrees. The car had been sitting in the sun. In reality, from what I could tell on a few weather stations, the temp was between 95 & 96 in that neck of the concrete jungle. That is pretty damned hot up this way and the humadidity was right up there too. I just opened the windows, vented as I drove for a few blocks, then cranked on the AC to max. I was chilling in almost no time and thinking " Summertime, and the living is easy..."!
 


Made me wish I was catfishing and sucking down some icy cold suds.

All the best,
Glenn B

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Never Again - Not Tonight Dear I Have A Headache

 
All the best,
Glenn B

Educating You On How To Fire Up A Libturd?

Then show them a picture like this one:



I must say though, you can show them one that will work a little better if your image shows someone with a cross (or other religion symbol) on a chain and includes a gun too. 

All the best,
Glenn B

Monday, July 17, 2017

Cars

Someone on a gun forum, of which I am a member, started a thread asking which cars you have owned. This was my reply:

The years for the first four are estimates:

1971 Plymouth Belvedere Wagon (Bought it used from guy in the Air Force in NV probably in 1977 - my first car. It was formerly an Air Force vehicle.  Had 3 on the column, a 318 engine and posi-traction rear. Excellent car except it had a problematic carburetor.  First car I drove cross country solo. Abandoned after my first accident. I should have gotten it fixed, probably would still be running today but alas no cash to fix the crash back then. I have a lot of good memories about a lot of good adventures in that one.)

1976 Plymouth Duster (Bought in 1980 in CA when I started my career in the Border Patrol. For the life of me I cannot recall what happened to it; must have sold it or totaled it. Fast car on the straightaway but almost worthless on curvy roads.)

1981 Mazda 323 (Bought new - wound up in Mexico ablaze after being stolen.)

1982 Toyota Corolla Wagon (Bought new in CA, drove it to NY when I relocated back to home. It was stolen in NYC, twice. The last time, a guy walking by it pulled an envelope with my name on it out of car then walked miles to my apartment to let me know where it was located. When me and a friend got there, it was being stripped, almost shot the guy as he came at us with lug wrench, but we took off and called police. By the time they got around to it, it had been stripped to the point of being totaled. Damned good car while it lasted.)

1986 Mazda 323 (Bought new. Damned good car, lasted many years. Donated it to charity, got a ticket after I took off registration sticker while in my driveway and waiting for tow truck to come and get it; ticketed by a fucking building inspector who was snooping on my property. Then got yet another ticket, from NYC Sanitation, after someone bought it a auction and then abandoned it on street. That happened even though by then it was off of my registration! Judge told me there was a very good chance, regardless of it no longer being my car, that I would have to pay the fine; then relented an dismissed. Guess I had been shown as last owner when it was ticketed. What a pain in the arse were those tickets.)

1998 Ford Taurus (Bought new. Great running car, too bad the door panels kept falling off and pulling electrical wires with them. Lots of other problems with fit and finish, piece of shit in that regard but listed several years and ran great. Then sold it to a guy buying it for his nephew. The guy said his nephew crashed his last few cars and needed another. I guess he meant needed another to crash because my son saw it a few weeks later, was pretty smashed up.)

2005 Toyota Corolla (Bought new. Ass ended last Labor Day weekend and totaled. Was a great car. About 30 seconds or so before guy plowed into it; I had been thinking that car would last another 5 to 10 years; guess I was wrong.)

2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring (Bought new. My son drove it for years, still does. When he relocated to AR, I transferred registration to him. Pretty excellent car.)

2012 Volvo (My wife owns it, some kind of a Volvo sports like car, I do not know model. She saved her pennies and bought it herself, I have never driven it and only been in it literally less than 10 times.)

2016 Toyota Corolla (Bought new. Since the other Corollas I had were excellent cars, I decided to get another. This one has had some problems with rear brakes and a couple of hopefully other minor glitches but runs like a charm. Been to upstate with it several times, also to FL and then to AR on a nice road trip to visit relatives.)


Nothing fancy, I am more into the utility of driving here to there and doing it reliably. Feel free to comment on ones you have owned.

All the best,
Glenn B

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Dallas Wants To Tear Down Police Wall of Honor

The city of Dallas, TX wants a wall, erected on private property but without a permit and then adorned with a scene to honor the five police officers shot dead at a Black Lives Matter rally last year, torn down. More here at the source.

You know, sometimes you have to say fuck the permit system and let things go but if you cannot do that then at least arrive at some sort of compromise that will allow this wall of honor to remain standing. Heck, put it in another location or keep where it is in modified form to suit the city. I mean, after all, we are talking about something that honors five police officers killed in the line of duty!

Something tells me though that in this Bizarro World in which we live, the leftist loon power mongers in charge probably would choose to honor the killer or BLM and then frame it as them being concerned that someone may find such a wall of honor offensive.

All the best,
Glenn B

The Mile High Solitaire Club

When I was younger, and the sexual revolution was ongoing, it became a badge of honor, so to speak, if you were lucky enough to join The Mile High Club. The Mile High club had a very limited membership but was, as far as I am aware, always entered into by couples. If you don't know what I am talking about, let's just call it sex on a plane (inflight).

Today though, I realized that maybe membership was not just saved for couples (or trios) but that someone could become a member through a solo effort. Such is the case of the American Airlines passenger accused of masturbating while in flight from New York to Paris. Sadly, for one of the women  seated next to him, the airline either refused or failed to change her seat to get her away from the slimeball ; although, they did move another woman who had also been seated next to him. More at the source.

Does that make the lone wanker yanker a member of The Mile High club? I can't say for sure and really do not care but I will say thank God I was not seated next to him because he would have eaten his own weenie for his in flight lunch.

All the best,
Glenn B

Friday, July 14, 2017

Kudos To PA Law Enforcement...

...because they certainly have worked at a good pace with their arrests of two suspects in the reported slayings of four teens in Bucks County, PA. Knowing that Cosmo DiNardo and a so far unnamed accomplice are behind bars relative to the slayings certainly must put many folks in that area somewhat at ease. I doubt there is much solace for the families of the deceased but in the long run, if the two are convicted and put away, DiNardo for the remainder of his life (at least DiNardo since I really cannot comment of the involvement of the other suspect since little has been reported about it) I imagine that will at least give the families something. The two were charged with homicide today. More at the source.

Hopefully the police and prosecutors have crossed all their T's and dotted all their I's and the case against these two is a strong one. I cannot imagine it is not since DiNardo's lawyer has reportedly stated that his client confessed to all four killings.

All the best,
Glenn B

On The Dole - Why Not Go To The Casino...

...and such seemed to be the case for a few high rollers who used their public assistance electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cards to make withdrawals from their welfare accounts while at a casino in NY State. More at the source.

It must be nice to use other people's money to gamble away. I wonder, should any of them have won, do you think they would have reimbursed the tax payers!

All the best,
GB

Cozy Nest Of A Home - Cable Ready

 
All the best,
GB

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Day of The Jackal & The Arch Duke Ferdinand

Both The Day Of The Jackal and the Archduke Ferdinand came to mind with a half a minute or so of each other when I read that President Trump will be viewing a parade to honor both Bastille Day and the 100th anniversary of the United States entering into World War I. More on his visit to France at the source.

I pray it is just a coincidental connection that those two things popped up in my mind and not some sort of prophecy, with me as the medium, of what will come of his attendance at the parade.

All the best,
Glenn B

Can They Get Any Dumber At CNN

"CNN anchor Poppy Harlow mistook the Star-Spangled Banner for the French national anthem, while covering President Trump's arrival in the country Thursday. " Read about it at the source.

Then ask yourself, could CNN hire leftists any more dunderheaded or disrespectful to the United States of America than she seems to have been when she did not realize it was our national anthem that was playing!

All the best,
GB

A Nice Setup But It Seems To Be Missing Something...

...like about 10 to 20 spare magazines for each of the rifle and the pistol. Boxes of ammo in there make no sense at all unless they are full of shotgun rounds. Still though, I am envious of such a setup. In NY though, at least in my county, I would lose my pistol license if it was discovered I ever left a pistol in my car.


Oh well, there is free America and occupied EmirRika and I sure ain't in free America.

All the best,
GB

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Summertime And The Living Is Easy

RJ having some Summertime fun. First time in our backyard, I had just used and laid down the hose. He crawls over to it, turns it over and thus pushed the lever and on it turned. Tried to get him to laugh, or at least smile,  a couple of times - that "oofah doopah" usually does it - but he was too into his sprinkler and I cannot blame him one bit, it is a hot one out there today and he was loving it. I think he liked it better than his brand new kiddie pool but tomorrow he may like the pool better.



All the best,
Glenn B

Can I Scream Dick Instead


All the best,
Glenn B

Rembering When


All the best,
GB

Southerners Prefer Pepsi

Isn't it obvious!


All the best,
GB

A Little Underground Reading



All the best,
GB