Friday, May 24, 2019

Let's Spend The Night (Our Life) Together

When given a choice:





 

 All the best,
Glenn B

Memorial Day - Remember Them - Honor Them

When celebrating the long Memorial Day weekend at the beach, in the country, in your backyard for a BBQ, going shopping online or in the stores looking for sales or wherever and however - try not to forget the real reason for this holiday. 

Memorial Day is a day to honor those in our military service who died honorably fighting in war. It's purpose is not to honor veterans (we have Veterans' Day for that) nor was it initially to honor those in the military who died while serving but not while defending (as in combat) our great nation - the United States of America. Times and the holiday have changed, though I think sadly, and honoring all those who died in our military service - not just those who perished honorably in combat - is what it has evolved to today. Hopefully the emphasis is still placed on remembering and honoring they who fell in combat for the rest of us. 




We Shall Keep the Faith

by Moina Michael, November 1918

Oh! you who sleep in Flanders Fields,
Sleep sweet - to rise anew!
We caught the torch you threw
And holding high, we keep the Faith
With All who died. 



We cherish, too, the poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led;
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies,
But lends a lustre to the red
Of the flower that blooms above the dead
In Flanders Fields.

And now the Torch and Poppy Red
We wear in honor of our dead.
Fear not that ye have died for naught;
We'll teach the lesson that ye wrought
In Flanders Fields.



More info on memorial Day at these links: 

https://www.cem.va.gov/history/memdayorder.asp

http://www.usmemorialday.org/?page_id=2

https://www.military.com/memorial-day

All the best,
Glenn B 


Damn - The Things We Find In The House

This morning, when I finally crawled out of bed, I found a box of 400 rounds of 5.56 NATO ammo on my coffee table in the basement. Went upstairs to ask my son why he bought that here in NY and he told me he found it in his old room. I'd thought he had cleared it all out. 

Then, early this afternoon, my brothers-in-law & my son moved some stuff out of my garage to take to the BIL's house upstate. I was quite surprised to see  a boxed spam can of Tul Ammo 7.62x39 rounds laying there on the garage floor after they were done. I was pretty sure I had brought virtually all of my ammo - minus a few boxes of this or that - down to my son's place in AR last month.

Just more space I need in my Corolla on my next trip to AR next week or so. I don't mind though, I'd rather need the room for it than not have the ammo.

My son also found a 1/10 oz gold coin I gave him several years ago. Happy he found that and it did not wind up forgotten here for the new owners.

All the best,
Glenn B

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Found A Nice Deal On AR Mags & 5.56 NATO Ammo Today...

...pretty much thanks to Wirecutter and his blogpost:

P-mags – Get ’em while they’re hot

The thing is, I did not get the deal he posted about. I tried ordering ten (1) of the MAG571 PMAGs about which he blogged and at first all was going well, my order needed one more click and I would have had ten (1) 30 round MAG571 PMAGs for $79.99 with free shipping. That is all was well until my connection to Palmetto State Armory went down. When I logged back in a few minutes later - no matter what I did the promotion code did not work. I cleared my browser cache and tried again - no good; I ran CCleaner and cleared the browser cache and tried once more - no good. I used another browser - still no good. I called Palmetto State Armory, the guy in online customer service told me that I could order them at $12.30 each plus shipping, complete that order, call back customer service and they would refund the amount of the discount to my charge card. I said thanks and goodbye, was about to hang up and he said wait a minute; said he just ran the promotion code and it was not coming up so it must have expired. My guess, it expired and that is why I lost my connection when first making the order. Then I figured, let me try on my phone - still did not work - so I guessed he was right and the code had expired.

I looked around the site for similar offers on other PMAGs. Then I found this one (in case the link expires it was $199.99 shipped for ten (1) of the same PMAGs plus a 420 round ammo can of Federal 5.56x45mm, 55 grain, XM193LC1AC1 ammo). Now, I don't know what you think but I think that to be an even better deal. Lowest price I could find on AmmoSeek.com was $137.10 including shipping from Classic Arms (as I key this in). Most other places were considerably higher for the ammo and all other dealers I checked were much higher for the magazines at around a minimum of $12.00 each.

So, at $199.99 - with free shipping - for both, I got a great deal. Had them sent down to my son in AR. Of course, when I move down south to either AR, TN or TX, I'll have to make an AR one of my first purchases and try out those mags and ammo before he gets to them.

If you want either deal, look for those PMAGs and try the code PMAG - it may yet work but you need to order a minimum of ten for that deal. Someone on Kenny's site said it is an on again / off again thing. Otherwise, if you want the ammo and the mags, click this link

While I did not get the same deal that Wirecutter posted about, it's thanks to him I visited PSA in the first place and then found the other deal I did get. A hat tip and my thanks to him.

All the best,
Glenn B

Monday, May 20, 2019

Saturday, May 18, 2019

A Picture Is Worth 600K Followers

One of the best pro-gun videos I have seen if only because she seems to have come unexpectedly on the scene, did so at the most unlikely of places (Kent State University) and quickly turned into one the best pro-gun advocates ever.

 
All the best,
Glenn B

Friday, May 17, 2019

Bill Dah-Blah-Zee-Oh Has Announced His Candidacy For The Presidency

"New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday morning that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2020, saying President Trump "must be stopped."

De Blasio is the 23rd Democrat to officially announce a bid for the White House and the second this week following Montana Gov. Steve Bullock’s announcement on Tuesday." Source.

 You know, if this utter asshole candidate winds up elected president, or if any one of the current democrats running this time around are elected, we will be well beyond the point at which we should have become revolutionaries. 

So, do not worry about who is in the running - do not even consider another candidate from the Republican party or any other party. My advice, vote only for the reelection of the current president - Donald Trump. Should he choose not to run then vote for whomever he recommends. Seriously - I urge you to vote only for his reelection or for the candidate he recommends. If not, we are lost because if we split our votes, the libturds are sure to win and to destroy the good old US of A. 

Don't forget how guys like me fucked up by voting for Ross Perot and then lived life under a Clinton for 8 years; and bear in mind, as bad as was he, he probably was better for America than any candidate the Dems now have in the running! Just try to imagine living under the administration of any of the leftist loonies running this time around and be afraid, very afraid, one of them could win if we split our votes.

All the best,
Glenn B

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Seeking Beretta 950BS Minx - 22 Short - Magazines

I am in the market for a magazine or two for my Beretta 950BS in 22 Short, also known as the Beretta Minx. I am only looking for magazines manufactured by Beretta - no after market mags. If anyone knows of a source, please let me know.

Thanks,
Glenn B

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Beretta 950BS In 22 Short - First Impressions

Yesterday, I got to shoot the Beretta 950BS Minx in 22 short, that my son bought me as a gift and that will officially become mine once I relocate to AR as a resident. 



We went to an indoor range. I only fired about 21 shots out of it but that was enough to get a decent first impression of it. As I expected, based on my experience with a few Beretta 950BS Jetfire models in 25ACP, I had kind of, sort of, more or less figured this would be much the same as far as how well it functioned. 

I was on the money and at least for the few rounds I shot through it, it functioned flawlessly, it pointed well, it sights are usable but very small, it hits where you aim and hits where you point shoot at least at close range (I was firing at 7 yards). My groups were somewhat smaller than the size of my fist while firing at a moderate pace and trying to use the sights to the size of my open hand while point shooting rapidly. The amount of room in the magazine, front to back, when it was loaded was amazing. It looked like it would fit 22LR rounds in it. The 22 short is certainly a tiny round but even with all that room the rounds fed reliably each time, the little pistol went bang each time and the blow-back design extracted & ejected the spent casing each time. I was shooting CCI 22 shorts. Nice little gun for which I will have to find another magazine or three and hopefully all will be OEM since the aftermarket brand(s) seem to be abysmal as to reliability to feed. The thing is the OEM mags seem to be very difficult to come by. 

I wish they had chambered these in 22LR as I do not like the Beretta M21A anywhere nearly as much as the 950B S.
Anyway, I like this little gun and most assuredly will have fun with it.

All the best,
Glenn B

Magical Guns




All the best,
Glenn B

I'm Coming Out But Not From The Closet

I am a straight white agnostic male and I stand with the USA, I support those who want to enjoy the liberty to: gather & speak freely, print the truth, be religious or not so long as they do no harm to others because of their beliefs, belong to a political party so long as it does not seek to overthrow our legally acting government or disregard our Constitution, I tolerate those who choose to live a different lifestyle than my own even though I may not accept their lifestyle as normal (yes tolerating and acceptance are different), I think they who mutilate their bodies to become that which they are not are mentally ill and support assisting their seeking & obtaining mental health care and hope they do so, I believe you are what you are by way of nature and that no matter how hard you try you cannot become something other than male or female or hermaphrodite (transgender is nothing more than denial of reality) and it is about time people become realistic fairly sane adults, I believe most recreational drugs should be legalized but if you have a problem with drugs or an addiction to them then the problem is yours and it is not the government's responsibility and certainly not mine to help you, I decry they whose first act on a country’s soil is a criminal act, I despise politicians who legislate laws to infringe on the rights of citizens and legal residents while they support an invasion of our country by illegal aliens and who look to give benefits to criminals of all sorts at the expense of the law abiding tax paying citizen & legal resident aliens of our nation, I believe one needs to earn a living not get handouts (of what the government takes from the taxpayer) if physically able to do so, I believe in the right to work but also that you need to pay attention in school and strive to do your best to achieve a good education and ultimately land a decent job, I believe that a person who by way of honest work achieves more is the one who deserves more of a reward for that performance, I believe in being charitable to those truly in need but cannot tolerate freeloaders or think they are entitled to what is mine or yours, I am not a Democrat nor a Republic nor am I a Liberal nor a Conservative but rather tend toward Libertarian ideals, I believe the law should apply to every every citizen and legal resident alien equally, I believe the rights of the citizens and legal resident aliens of our nation apply to all of them equally, I do not believe illegal aliens should enjoy those rights equally as do citizens nor that they should enjoy the protection of our laws equally as they obviously hold little or no allegiance to our nation or Constitution, I truly believe that while government is necessary it is all too often the problem and it needs to be reigned in severely, I believe that government officials who routinely violate the rights of the citizenry or otherwise violate the Constitution should be removed from office and swiftly prosecuted under the law and banned from further government service, I believe government servants are just that - servants of the people - both in the military and civil service, I believe politicians are our servants and not our masters and that they need to be reminded of it and sternly so if necessary, I believe in 2-4 year long (at most) two term limits for all politicians, I believe in liberty and true justice for all, I believe the Constitution of the United States of America to be the most perfect legal document ever written subsequent to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, I have sworn to uphold & defend the Constitution (as written - not as interpreted by the whims of the times) against all enemies foreign and domestic and just because I have retired does not mean I have forgotten or abandoned that oath or my responsibility to it, I am a free man or at least intend to live as one.

What about you?

All the best,
Glenn B

Friday, May 10, 2019

Another Blog Added To The Blogroll

This one, https://wheelgun.wordpress.com/, added under

GRUMPS, GEEKS, GUN FOLKS AND GENIUSES - ALL NICE ENOUGH TO LINK TO MY BLOG

Sadly, my little gray cells cannot recall if I have met this blogger before, possibly at a bloggershoot in NH, but her name does sound familiar to me.


All the best,
GB

Getting A Small Taste Of Freer Living In AR

Yesterday, I stopped by Academy Sports and picked up a Glock magazine for the Glock 21 I had sent to my son, via his FFL, some months back. The Glock 21 is in 45 ACP and comes with 13 or 10 round magazines. Of course, being I got that pistol in NY, I could only legally purchase it with 10 round mags. My son has been looking for a good deal on the 13 round mags ever since and the lowest price he found them for was at a gun show for $30. I had thought it was too bad he did not get them at that price. Yep, they can be had less expensively online for the mag itself but then there is that thing called a shipping fee and of course you have to wait for them. Not much of a difference, with shipping added, if any. Thus not worth the cost with shipping when you consider the wait.

I stopped by Academy Sports in Benton yesterday and saw them for $3o each. They had two but I only got one. Happy that is all I got. 



 Today we went to Arkansas Armory, a range in North Little Rock, and had some fun shooting my pistols in 45 ACP (2 Glock 30s, a RIA 1911 and a Remington R1 1911) and Brendan's Beretta M9A3 wearing its Silencer Co. can and also the Beretta 950BS Minx in 22 Short he bought me for a gift (still his until I establish residency here). While I only had 200 rounds of 45 ACP, that I picked up at Academy Sports along the way to the range, it was enough for a good time betwixt father & son and it sure beat going to a range in NY because there was no way we'd be shooting a gun with a silencer on it up there legally.

After that, we stopped in Wildman Arms, a gun store I had been wanting to visit over the last few times I was here but never got around to before. Brendan had told me they were quite expensive; so, imagine my surprise when I saw they had two 13 round Glock 21 magazines for $24.99 each. I bought them both. Brendan then reminded me that Academy Sports has a price match policy and said they may refund me $5.00 on the one I bought from them if I show them the receipt from Wildman Arms. I'll give it a try.


An intelligent rule for sure.
Anyway, as for those Glock 21 mags, the price was right but is not the important thing; what is important is that I was able to walk into a gun store and buy magazines with a round capacity of more than 10 rounds. As a matter of fact, I probably could have bought a pistol on my one day old AR driver's license but I prefer to wait until actually having been here long enough to establish bona fide residency. That, to the best of my knowledge, is 90 days based on what they told me in the county clerks office after their DMV folks said to check with the clerk. 

In fact, even though I got the AR driver's license, I am still a resident of NY and will be such until at least the sale of our house closes and I move out of NY permanently - hopefully by mid-June. I got the AR license just to start things going and to provide proof of my move to the county gendarmerie in NY when I inform them I am turning in my pistol license because I have moved to AR. I don't know why I or anyone should need to bother once moved out of NY but my bet is they will want some proof. Anyway, I will be happy to give it to them once relocated to, and breathing the air of, a freer state.

By the way, as you may have guessed, someone was mighty happy to get three 13 round mags for his Glock 21.Maybe we'll use them on our next visit to the range.

All the best,
Glenn B

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Leftist, Racist, Sexist, Pedophle POS (just my opinion)




All the best,
Glenn B

It's Gotta Be FM

Fucking magic, that's what did it.



All the best,
Glenn B

Esatblishing Residency

Today, I took my first official step at becoming an Arkansan (or is that Arkansaurian or Arkansite). 
 


Whatever, that I will learn the correct nomenclature for my residency and in about 90 days after the sale of my house closes in NY, I will become a resident of Arkansas. Then I am going to go gun crazy, as in buying new stuff - not becoming a psycho killer or anything like that! Hell, I may need to buy a pickup truck too but that will take awhile (and a job that suits me  - not just one that pays a salary but one I actually like). 

As for NY - FUAC.

All the best,
Glenn B

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

I Set A Personal Record Today

I took a little drive today (actually yesterday as it is after midnight as I write this). The record I set was the distance I drove in one day - 907 miles. It may not be a lot for someone else but damn, it beat my longest previous drive by about 125 -150 miles or so. Had it not been pretty late when I hit that mark, I would have driven for another hour or two but being 11PM I figured I had best grab a motel room for the night. My last record setting drive, as best I can recall, was about 750 to 775 miles and that was back in 1983 when I was a sprite young lad of 28. Maybe I drove a bit more than that later on but not as best I remember. I certainly never drove over 900 miles in one day before.

All the best,
Glenn B