Friday, March 13, 2009

The Mom Song

A friend sent this to me in an email, hat tip to Pat S. I have embedded it here from YouTube. This has got to be one of the most amusing songs I have ever heard and every bit of it is true because when it comes to the average mom these are the things you hear from her as you grow up! Sit back, turn on the volume, and enjoy.

Of course the above could not have gone unanswered for long, and apaprently did not. Below is the 'kids' response to the Mom Song. It too is great. Where the Mom Song had me smiling and actually brought a tear to my eye thinking back to when my mom told me all that stuff, the kids' reply almost had me fall off the chair laughing. Great stuff.

If both of those did not at leasdt make you smile, well then you must be having a miserable day indeed.

All the best,
Glenn B

Biweekly Gun Shots 9 - Kimber Model 82 .22LR

If any of you know got to shoot with me you would soon realize, if you have not figured it already, that I have an affinity for firearms chambered in .22LR. I don't know if its because they were the first firearms I ever shot, or because of the great variety of them, or because you can shoot em all day without hurting either your budget or your shoulder, or simply because they are lots of fun. I do know I like em, and I am always on the lookout for another good bargain when it comes to them.

One really good bargain on a surplus rifle in .22LR can be had over at the CMP. CMP stands for Civilian Marksmanship Program. Let me use there own words from their
About Us page to describe them:

The CMP was created by the U.S. Congress. The original purpose was to provide civilians an opportunity to learn and practice marksmanship skills so they would be skilled marksmen if later called on to serve the U.S. military. Over the years the emphasis of the program shifted to focus on youth development through marksmanship. From 1916 until 1996 the CMP was administered by the U.S. Army. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1996 (TITLE XVI) created the Corporation for the Promotion of Rifle Practice & Firearms Safety, Inc. (CPRPFS) to take over administration and promotion of the CMP. The CPRPFS is a tax exempt not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that derives its mission from public law.

Now let me tell you they have some good deals on surplus rifles, although good deal does not necessarily mean inexpensive. One of the rifles they have up for sale is the Kimber Model 82 in .22LR. It looks like a fine rifle at that, and they are virtually new. What I mean by virtually new is that they have been in storage for quite sometime, and are taken out now and again for inspection or cleaning, but are all unfired. The Kimber is a bolt action, single shot, target rifle. It comes equipped with an adjustable trigger, 3 butt plate spacers, a hand stop assembly, front sight, and a Kimber rear aperture sight with inserts. It has a hefty weight of 10.75 lbs and overall length of 43 inches. The price is $600 plus $29.95 for shipping per rifle.

My guess is that the price is a good one. I'd probably get one myself if the budget was a bit better, and if I didn't have about 20 other gun purchases in mind right now. Yes, I will be playing the Mega Millions tonight, who knows! Seriously though, the price is a fair one for this rifle, especially in as new condition. I bought a Mossberg Model 44 from the CMP some years back, and that is a tack driver. It was not in new condition when I purchased it, all of the Mossberg M44s offered by the CMP were well used and very old but well worth their price. If I had a mind to sell it, I could easily triple what I paid for the Mossberg; while I doubt the same would be true of the Kimber, my bet is it is worth more than the CMP selling price. By the way, they again have Mossbergs for sale too, they are only $175 each plus shipping. I highly recommend them even though they may require some parts replacements.

All the best,
Glenn B

Westward Ho

As it stands right now, I should soon be trekking off to Arizona within the near future. My method of travel will most likely be automobile, and I figure it for a 5 day trip from my home to my destination. I am hopeful that along the way I may be able to stop by to meet one or two of you who read my blog; just a brief get together for a cup of coffee or lunch at a local diner in your neck of the woods as I pass through. So if any of you might be along a likely route from NY to AZ, and are not afraid to be seen in public with a middle aged geezer like me, let me know.

All the best,