Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Boring Halloween

I've been sitting outside next to my front stoop, in a nice comfortable chair from the patio dining set, for about an hour now. Several parents with young children have hit the three homes directly across the street from mine for trick or treat goodies but they seem to be avoiding me like the Red Death. Older kids too have been stopping at the other houses but not one has crossed over to the dark side my side of the street. Damn, I am not even wearing camo let alone anything scary or even weird. 

I do have a huge bag of candy at the ready though. I also have 25 Canadian Maple Leaf silver coins in my pocket. Was going to give one each to the neighbor's kids if they came by and at least 10 to my grandson. Still waiting on him to be brought over by his mom and or dad. 

Last year, the neighborhood kids wiped out my entire candy supply. This year not even one Tinker Bell, goblin, ghoul, dwarf, hobbit, Elmo, axe murderer, Hillary Clinton nor Melania Trump has stopped by yet! I am abominably bored! 

All the best,
Glenn B

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Did A Bit Of Shooting Tonight

It was a wet and windy night, the mid-fall rain coming down not too heavily but wind-whipped sideways at times. I had the thought it would be a good night to go out drinking but figured it was still early enough to go out shooting. Decisions - decisions - I opted for shooting first and maybe drinking later - that is if it does not get windier and wetter outside when I want to walk o the local gin mill.

I had been planning on going shooting on this day or night - or that day or that night - for quite the while now. I either wound up with something else that needed doing, was too darned lazy on a given day or just put off going as part of my role as The Great Procrastinator. Last night, I had the brain child of an idea that maybe, just maybe mind you, if I laid out he ammo I would need, put a range bag near the ammo, grabbed some guns and cased them, then just maybe as I just said, I'd get around to going to the range today. It worked.

Tonight I grabbed hold of my, as of then unfired, Browning BLR Lightweight '81, lever action rifle,  in 30-06 and cased it up.  I also searched through the mess of my basement and came upon & took hold of my other recently purchased (earlier this month) long guns: a Browning BL-22 Classic lever-action in 22 LR, a Henry Lever in 22 WMR and a Marlin 15 YN youth model single shot bolt action rifle. They all followed me to the range tonight.

Being that this was happening on a Saturday, it did not matter that I arrived at the range before 6PM - I was not getting the senior discount (only $2.00 per hour for shooting time) that I would have received on a weekday. Damn, finally old enough old enough but there on the wrong day! Didn't matter, I paid the $12.00 per hour fee and headed to my point.

First on the bench was the Browning BL-22 Classic with a rinky-dink Tasco scope of yesteryear. I have to check but I am guessing the scope is at best 2 or maybe 3 power. I cranked the target out to 15 yards and blasted away with 10 rounds from the tubular magazine. Holds 15 I think but I only loaded 10. I was pleased, it shot pretty darned good considering I was firing from standing unsupported position. Nothing impressive but good enough to hit Bullwinkle if not Rocky and I would bet if I had rested my elbows on the bench it might have been a much smaller group than the one I actually shot, one good enough to put Rocky and his cousins in the pot. Had a couple of failures to fire, cocked the hammer manually on each and tried again and it went bang. Will check that out but figure it could be a lot of things with the number one culprit being fouling. Could be there is fouling in the chamber and rounds not seating properly causing firing pin to seat the rounds, thus requiring a second hit; or could be fouling in the firing pin channel and firing pin making weak hits. Will give it an excellent cleaning and see what comes of that. Then look further only if that does not fix it.

Next was the Marlin 15 YN youth gun. Damn, I almost could not see the front sight or the rear, they were that fuzzy with either my distance glasses or my strong readers. In addition, it was too small for me. I really had to press my cheek into the stock and twist my neck to be able to get my eye low enough to try to get a sight picture. It shot okay though, functioned flawlessly. A very probable future gift for my grandson is this one. Got all these guns at auction and this one while not new was either used very lightly or not fired at all, it is that nice. Wish it had a box mag, prefer them much over a single shot as a first rifle for a child (since you can fire it single shot or as a repeater) but it will do.

Then I brought the Henry Lever to the bench. It took me all of about a minute or more to be able to twist the end of the magazine plunger to be ale to pull it out of the mag tube. Got it out and when I put it back I could not get it to seat. Saw there was an O-ring at the muzzle end and took that off and it seated okay. Hope I remembered to put it back on but I kind of think not. I may have to get a replacement O-ring if the plunger loosens in the tube in the future but that would be no big deal. Other than that, the Henry functioned flawlessly. Yet again though, I had a really difficult time focusing on the sights. It wasn't that this gun was too small for me like that Marlin youth model, just that my eyes are too senior.

Me thinks maybe it's time to get some glass for all of my rifles. I much prefer open sights but now that my eyes are not what they used to be (I had 20/15 vision in both eyes until my 50s) - I must say - what a difference scope makes. Even that Tasco scope on the BL-22 made everything look clear and crisp compared to not having glass on the gun.

Last and certainly not the least was the Browning BLR Lightweight '81 in 30-06. I was anticipating shoulder shock  really, really kick like a mule recoil but I wound up very pleasantly surprised. There was relatively little kick. I expected a lightweight version of the BLR to kick viciously with 30-06 ammo. I think it was not until the 12th round I fired that the kick to my shoulder was very hard and that was only because I had crouched down to fire with my elbows supported on the bench and had the butt resting at a somewhat different point on my shoulder. Fired another 4 rounds after readjusting how I held it against my shoulder and it was back to a surprisingly small amount of felt recoil. Even though I had the same difficulty trying to focus on the front sight, I did fairly well at about 30 yards (the far length of this indoor range). Had I been aiming at a deer or a bear - I would have hit my mark and brought down my target - likely with one shot each time. I must add that follow-up shots were quick and decently close enough to the preceding shot(s) so they would have hit the mark more than just well enough. I can see I am going to like the BLR very much. it is my first rifle in 30-06; maybe it won't be my last but if it winds up being the only one - I  think it will last.

Now that  have shot them, I think I am down to three rifles I have gotten at different times within the last year and a half that remain unfired by me. One is a Norinco SKS, another is a CZ 527 Thumbhole Varmint in 223. I have nice Warne rings that will fit CZ's proprietary base but need decent glass for it. The last (I think it's the last) is a Savage 111 Long Range Hunter in 300 WIN MAG. I have ammo for it but need glass on it but first have to get a scope base that fits it. Of course, there are the pistols I have not shot yet too but they are another story.

All the best,
Glenn B
  




 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Indian Blood One Minute - White Again The Next


All the best,
Glenn B

The Blog Header Above

As for the blog header, it say says something important. Maybe you think though that if you vote, it won't count. Well here is something you need to read in regard to that:


Now make sure that on November 6th, you get your arse to your polling place to vote or maybe do it early if early voting is an option.

All the best,
Glenn B

Not So Far Fetched

Maybe the meme in the post prior to this one is not as far fetched s I had thought, now that I have seen this one.


All the best,
Glenn B

A Sympathy Vote Getter?

 
 
I doubt it is that but if it turns out to be an extremely diabolical hoax meant to garner sympathy votes for the dems, they will find some way to justify it by bashing President Trump!
 
All the best,
Glenn B

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Bombs Away!

So bombs have been sent to leftists and President Trump has, with an immediate response, made it absolutely clear that the federal government will track down who is responsible and throw his (or her) ass into jail. So what do the asshole fucking liberal rocks with lips Democrats have to say: ""President Trump's words ring hollow until he reverses his statements that condone acts of violence," Schumer and Pelosi said..." More at the source.

Funny, I have not heard them (the Democrats) say one single word about even one, let alone the multitude, of democrat politicians 
who have out and out repeatedly condoned violence against political opponents on the right. Yet, Trump is promising to use the full force of the federal government to investigate these acts AGAINST LIBERALS/DEMOCRATS and to prosecute the criminal(s) who perpetrated them. It seems to me that the president's words are not the ones that ring hollow.

All the best,
Glenn B

Monday, October 22, 2018

So I Bought My Son A Vortex...

... 4-12x40 AO Crossfire II Riflescope (Dead-Hold BDC) for the Savage 93 BTVSS I sent to him. Not a very expensive scope by any account but one that should be decent on that rifle. I ordered it at B&H Photo and had it and a pair of rings shipped directly to him. They also sent a Celestron Elements TrekCel 3300 power pack/flashlight as a freebie (the sell anywhere from $18.00 to $37.00). B&H had the best price on the scope that I could find, average price in the rings, included that free charger/light - and it all came with free shipping. Got the three items for the price I would have paid for the scope alone elsewhere, good deal it was.

He mounted the scope as I would have done - slapped in in place by sight and tightened whatever - no levels, no torque wrenches just good guesswork. He must have done it okay. Within a week of receiving the scope and rings, he sent me this photo of a target he shot after he had mounted the scope and sighted it in. This is what he said about it: "10 rounds with the 22 at 25 yards", the 22 being the Savage which is a 22 WMR.


All I can say is sweet & I love how well he shoots.

I told him to do that at 50 and 100 yards. Damn, I'd be happy with a group 2x as large at 25 yards and 3-4x as large at 100 yards. Anyway, he loves the rifle and the scope - the scope and rings were very early Christmas presents; after that all he gets is coal in his stocking. The rifle was an I miss my best shooting buddy kind of a gift.



All the best,
Glenn B

Sunday, October 21, 2018

This Was Me Last Night...

...first at the Mexican restaurant:


...then at home enjoying tequila and wearing my birthday present:


This is me today after a quick trip to the local scalper:



I looked jollier when my hair was longer, felt better last night when I was drinking my way to being hungover instead of already having a hangover, look pissed off now that my hair is shorter but definitely made the wife happier when she saw my haircut.

All the best,
Glenn B

Saturday, October 20, 2018

I'm Sittin' Here By Meself...

...thinking bout the Mexican food I had earlier at a nice but what I had thought was an imitation Mexican restaurant. Now, I must admit, there was a Mexican guy there, accompanying a singing guitar player, playing a small harp. Got to talking to him a bit and he knew Mexicali, Calexico and El Centro where I spent 4 years of my life - and he traveled to Las Vegas from Chicali as I often did with my buddy (at the time) George W - while and agent in the Border Patrol. So, maybe the restaurant is not all that unauthentic a Mexican joint after all - but I digress.  
 
Anyway, I am sitting here now surrounded by the warm invisible clouds of wafting aromas emanating from within me. While doing so - and at the same time whilst hoping to destroy the demons brewing hellfire in my bowels - I've been enjoying a couple (so far) of tequila shots (well a few now). I'm also listening to Terrapin Station by the Dead.


Have not sat down with a lemon, a bottle of tequila and the Grateful Dead in way too long. I guess it was the combination of things - the somewhat overdue but eagerly anticipated birthday present I got from my son today (and he sends good ones for sure), that Mexican food I ate earlier & talking to a genuine Mexican and having those demons in my bowels brewing noxious concoctions of brimstone and hellfire - that surely put me in the mood. No salt mind you, it's bad for the blood pressure ,but the rest of it is good for the soul if not all of it for the digestion (anyway the tequila and lemon will help there).

Now someone has to straighten out that these t-shirt designers of today when it comes to what Grateful Dead covers actually looked like but I love the shirt regardless of the artistic license taken with it. After all, it's the thought that counts and the fact of who gave it to me. Thanks my boy - loving it.

All the best,
Glenn B

If You Can Spare A Couple Of Bucks...

...and you don't buy a ticket for the upcoming Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday night - you are out of your mind. The prize right now is reportedly 1.6 billion dollars, read again: 1.6 BILLION DOLLARS. Yes, just in case you missed it, that was:

1.6 BILLION DOLLARS!

I am going to buy one or three or ten tickets (that is about my limit). I would take care of the family first and foremost; then I might buy a new car, buy a couple of new guns (very expensive ones), travel to a few places and give a bit more than a smidgen to charity should I win. Then I could... A man can dream, can't he!

All the best,
Glenn B

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Thursday Already and...

...all I can say is I have been busy doing good deeds helping out the daughter of a recently passed retired Customs Supervisory Special Agent to sell his long guns and knives and if I feel up to it tomorrow his ammo too (what of the ammo is in good enough condition to shoot anyway). Damn has that taken up a lot of my time, so much for volunteering but he was a good man as far as I am concerned and I am happy to do it for is family and in his memory.

Also have been playing middle man in passing info onto my Customs family about another retired agent who has been in the hospital with the big C and it was worse than originally thought. Sorry to say, I have not seen him yet because the other thing has kept me so busy. Maybe tomorrow but only after I finally get to some of my own affairs and personal business that needs taking care of because I have been neglecting it while doing that other stuff with the guns and knives.

All good though and when I have gotten a chance to go outside to get something of my own done today, I noticed that the roses in my front yard are still looking good. They are the most fragrant roses I have smelled in over 7 years since radiation therapy for throat cancer ruined my sniffer at least as far as smelling roses goes. This is the first year since then that I can really appreciate their fragrance again and it is wonderful. This is one of the several I have left:

 
Our daughter gave us the rosebush a few years ago. It as and remains a good one. Heck, the way things are going, it may well outlive me. Certainly produces lovely roses. Now being it is 44 degrees outside right now, the end of the rose blooming season may be upon us; although, I think it was last year or maybe the year before, there were roses blooming in the neighborhood into December or January! My guess though, with the sudden temp drop yesterday, is that this fall and winter is going to be a cold one - too cold for roses sooner than later.
 
Speaking of cold, it was chilly outside today when I took a break from the above things to get a bit of work done in the backyard. While doing that, I saw one of my Russian Tortoises basking in the late afternoon sunlight. I found another two, maybe 1/3 to 1/2 buried in depression under some weeds and found the fourth dug in but not too deep in the compost pile. The male Hermann's tortoise is also dug in there. Decided to leave those outside this year so it will put them in breeding mode come the spring. Have to heft the female Hermann's tomorrow to check her weight and maybe I'll put her into the compost pile as well tomorrow; the thing is though, she often lays eggs in December so maybe I will wait then bromate her indoors. The Redfoots will stay indoors for the cold weather and basically active for the fall and winter.
 
That's it for now. Screw commenting on politics and current events, I am hitting the hay.

All the best,
Glenn B
 

Monday, October 15, 2018

I Am Not A Fan Of Pickled Eggs...

...I can take them or leave them, almost always  preferring to leave them. That is exactly what I have done each of the several hundred times I have gotten something out of or put something into the fridge in our basement when I have seen this on or of the shelves on the inside of the door:

 
Yes, that I took a pic of them means I actually pulled them out of the fridge today. Did that because I told my son, a couple of days ago, that the eggses (they made me think of what Gollum might eat) he pickled ages ago were still in the fridge.
 
Now that I have taken them out of the fridge, I am none too sure he pickled these as they look to have been store bought. I did not buy them so Brendan must have bought them (or used that jar with the label already on it if he pickled them). Regardless, they have been in the fridge at least since last December when he visited us for Christmas or longer. Longer would mean they have been in there at least since before he moved to AR in March 2017 or pretty long ago far as keeping things fresh in the fridge goes. I wonder how long it will be before the jar explodes.
 
By the way, if you are up this way and in the mood for a pickled egg... On second thought, maybe you would want to get them somewhere else being these are a bit old.
 
All the best,
Glenn B


 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

I Wish The Post Office Would Get Serious...

...and raise the price of first class postage for a letter to a buck and raise all the others rates accordingly. Maybe then they would actually start making some money for the government instead of hemorrhaging it. Their proposed price increase for a first class letter from 50 cents to 55 cents is laughable considering they are virtually always in the red.

More here (at 1:18 of the video.

As for me, I had no clue they were already at 50 cents per letter. Last time I bought stamps, I got a year or two's worth of those forever stamps and my wife has bought any we have needed since then.

All the best,
Glenn B

Luckily One Man Disregarded Startbucks Firearms Policy...

...and concealed carried at one in Utah. It was into that Starbucks that a man reportedly identified as Benjamin Scott Overall burst onto the scene and allegedly started to attack a Starbucks barista. After reportedly beating her savagely, Overall allegedly "aggressively" turned on a male customer in his 60s who had just witnessed the attack on the barista. The man, evidently fearing for his own safety and believing that Overall was about to attack him, drew a concealed handgun (for which he had a permit) and shot Overall in the chest.

Oddly enough, after the attack, the barista was actually thankful that the man was armed, was in Starbucks and shot the suspect. Imagine that - from a Starbucks employee!

More at the source.

Hooray for the good guy and for him being a good shot.

All the best,
Glenn B

Sold The Voere In 22LR

Collecting guns and shooting them can be a very expensive hobby. One thing that helps mitigate some of the cots is selling off some of the guns in one's collection to buy others. I picked up a Voere 22 caliber rifle last year, refinished its stock earlier this year and just sold it in an online auction.


I picked it up for a song and sold it at a price considerably more tha what I had paid for it. No seller's remorse involved there, just seller's joy. Now, I wont feel guilty at the auction this coming Saturday should I buy something else.

All the best,
Glenn B

Monday, October 8, 2018

I Almost Signed Up On Facebook Again...

...and believe me it was tempting - if only because I wanted to see the reactions to the failed anti-Kavanaugh fiasco staged by the democrats. I was able to resist the temptation; although, it was tough. Really though, I would have liked to have seen how much some arsehats there were gnashing their teeth, pulling out their own hair and vowing to have him impeached because to them - now he is a rapist. God, the loons on the left have just about totally lost it. One has to wonder if they will grow some balls and try for a violent revolution soon, they sure are crazy enough.

All the best,
Glenn B

I Did Not Mention A Sex Toy


All the best,
Glenn B

Watch Out - Deer Crossing




So that is what happened to that deer I was stalking!

All the best,
Glenn  B

No Matter The Context In Which She Spoke...

...this explains exactly (I hope DD sees my use of the word "exactly" and understand the context in which I placed it just for her) what democrats and other leftist kooks have been doing, with the help of the media, to their political opponents for years. Just look at the Kavanaugh fiasco.



All the best,
Glenn B

Sunday, October 7, 2018

I Was About To Sell These Grips...

...and then I actually looked at the company name on the packaging. Damn, I must have had these SILE rubber grips, for the Ruger MK II, for at least a couple or few years now (maybe several years) and never noticed.
 

I suppose I am lucky then that something prevented me - Divine Intervention, the Force, the Fates or just my proclivity for procrastination - from opening the package and slapping the grips on my MK II. It's not like they are worth anything but there is nostalgia in that package and no UPC code on it (that is old).

Man, does that name SILE bring back memories of long ago!As I recall they were next to Jon Jovino's gun store when Jovino's was on Centre Market Place (before Jovino's moved to Grand Street), SILE was another gun store. I also seem to recall that they were a lot more personable in SILE than were the all knowing gun gurus in Jovino's. Of course, I could have that backwards; yet, I don't think I do because I have avoided Jovino's like the plague for decades because I thought they were scumbags nasty dirtbags (at least back then, don't know about now).


Anyway, I definitely remember going into another store there about back in the mid to late 80s and maybe into the 90s. I am pretty sure it was Sile Inc. or Sile Distributors. After all, why go to a store like Jovino's with what I thought were its nasty gun gurus when there was SILE - a "purveyor of "Humane Police Equipment""! It was a time when that area in downtown Manhattan was still a bit of a gun store Mecca; too bad the commies, socialists and other leftist libturds put an end to it.

I may never sell these grips now; I may have to put them into a shadow box and hang them on the wall. Yeah - right, I'll get that done just about as fast as I got around to putting them on my Ruger Mark II; after all - I am The Great Procrastinator.



All the best,
Glenn B

Wisner's Inc.

Placed an order with Wisner’s Inc., by phone on October 1, for a new ejector assembly for a Marlin Model 1936/36. Received the part on October 6. Put it in the Marlin today and it fits like it was machined as an OEM part; although, this one as far as I am aware was machined by Wisner’s. As they put it on their website: "Our machine shop is one of the largest small manufacturer of obsolete reproduction firearm parts."

I just tried out the Marlin 1936/36 with the new ejector installed with some spent casings and it worked first time every time. Of course, I will not discard the original ejector assembly (the one that looks like someone put the lollipop shaped end through a grinder and thus the reason it was replaced) but will keep it safe in the event this new one ever fails. Hopefully, the new one will last a lifetime and that will be a long time.

A hat tip to Wisner's for getting the order right the first time and shipping it promptly.

All the best,
Glenn B

A Test Of True Love...

...that I would fail!
 

All the best,
Glenn B

Still Not There


All the best,
Glenn B

More Than A Handful


All the best,
Glenn B

Ain't That The Truth


All the best,
Glenn B

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Hitting The Road






All the best,
Glenn B

Kavanaugh Sworn In...

 
All the best,
Glenn B

It's About Time - It's About Space...

...but it ain't about the whole human race. It's about America getting set on the right path to justice and it is about time it is over and Brett Kavanaugh has filled the empty space on the bench of the Supreme Court. Happily, he will be sworn in soon with the speed of lightning - talk about it being about time - he has already been sworn in and will start hearing cases or whatever on Tuesday of the coming week! More at the source.

Maybe it was just for the moment of this photo but that POS Roberts does not
look happy while swearing in Justice Kavanaugh! Everyone else does though.
I advise him to start wearing body armor though because the leftist loons almost certainly will be gunning for him - I think they have gone that far toward violent revolution, I think. Sad but true, we are headed that way almost for sure.

Man, I wish this would have happened 30 years ago so I could have lived more of my life enjoying the liberty t exercise my rights as I believe will become the case under the court as it is now. Of course, to keep it that way YOU MUST VOTE IN NOVEMBER'S ELECTIONS AND BE SURE TO VOTE FOR THE RIGHT AS THE PATH TO THE LEFT WILL ONLY BRING MISERY.

Oh Happy Day!

All the best,
Glenn B

I May Never Eat Egglplant Again

A Chinese man reportedly wound up in the hospital after attempting to remedy his own constipation by inserting and eggplant into his arse. Well that allegedly was his story to medical personnel at the ER; although, I can think of other reasons he or someone else might have shoved it where the sun does not shine. It required surgery to remove. More at the source.

All the best,
Glenn B

Armed Mom Not Only Ruins His Rape Attempt...

...but puts out his lights forever. A Morgantown, WV mom heard a late night commotion coming from her 12 year old daughter's room. What was she to do but grab her shotgun (just as uncle Joe B would have her do) and go to investigate. What she found in her daughter's room was allegedly an unknown to her male who was trying to rape her daughter. As the man turned to confront her, she fired  shot and blew off most of his frigging head! More at the source.

Now I am sure that some leftist snowflake tolerant pieces of shit are cringing and crying over this man losing his life (yes the shot killed him) but I for one got a kind of satisfying feeling after reading the story especially since the deceased was a known pedophile. Way to go mama bear protecting your cub with all you had!

All the best,
Glenn B

Friday, October 5, 2018

Damn Phone Insurance - Don't Want To Not Have It...


...but do not want to pay the premiums. I've been paying like $6.99 or $7.99 each, per month, for insurance on our cell phones, all three are Samsung galaxy S6 Actives. Had to get a refurbished phone coupe of days ago because mine was/is not charging right. Went on chat with ATT. Ok they said, but it will take 5 days for us to even have one in stock before we can ship it - there I a big shortage of that model AND there will be a $75 fee. (supposedly marked down from much higher because I made no prior claims). So I said - well, then if you do not have it, I am supposed to get next phone up the ladder, so to speak, am I not! I also asked for what in hell I have been paying those insurance fees on three phones for 3 or 4 years now if it is going to take that long. Gal had no good answer to those questions. Then did all she had to do and chat ended. All good and courteously done.


Funny thing was not too long later, I got an email telling me order had been processed. Then probably within an hour or two of the chat got a second email, it said order had shipped. I received the phone yesterday. Got it up and running today - pain in the arse to get my email to sync but finally figured out I had to remove an Outlook email app to get the email app that came with the phone to synch. Did factory reset on old one. I actually got it to charge some with new charger of new phone - I had been buying a new charger or cable for charger every month or so and that would work for a few weeks or a month then phone would no longer charge. Figure it has to be the female connector for the charger is not alright. Anyway, new charger worked for awhile and it charged some, enough to transfer files and do the reset.

I will say this, the phone looks brand new. It is a model I like very much and of course is no longer available new. If it works for a couple of years I will be happy with it before I need to fork out for a new one which by then may be a chip implant to the head (not for me though - none of that cyborg shit for me unless they develop something to get the plumbing banging again).

One excellent thing is my old phone had only 32GB memory, they gave me phone with 64GB of memory. I asked in chat which I had, was not sure and she said it was the 64GB model and that is what I would get. That will be nice for pics and such.

Anyway, the phone insurance is a racket, in all I paid for about half again in premiums the price of my phone over three or so years plus $75 to get a refurbished one due to my claim. Yeah, I know a new one would be about double that cost but then it would be new. Oh well, this one is more than good enough for me and some features on it no longer found on newer models, like the heartrate and blood oxygen level monitors that I use when I work out.

Enough ranting.

All he best,
Glenn B

Monday, October 1, 2018

Red Ryder Rides Again But This Time...

...in an adult sized version that is being offered for what Daisy Outdoor Products says will be a very limited time. Here are some a blurbs from their press release:
 
"Rogers, AR– Daisy Outdoor Products, the most-recognized name in airguns worldwide and maker of the famous Red Ryder BB gun, has finally answered the calls of consumers for an adult-sized Red Ryder (Model 1938ARR). The bigger Red Ryder comes in two kits available only through www.daisy.com"
 
And:
 
"The new adult-sized Red Ryder is available in two kits. The first kit is for shooters who already have a regular sized Red Ryder. It includes the new Model 1938ARR, a Rocket Shot Target Launcher so you and your youth can shoot together, shooting glasses (so no-one shoots their eye out) and a tube containing 350 BBs.
 
"The second kit is perfect for new shooters or as the perfect Christmas gift for two. It includes the new Model 1938ARR, a regular-sized Red Ryder Model 1938, the Rocket Shot Target Launcher, shooting glasses and a tube of 350 BBs."

" The Model 1938ARR is available in a very limited number so shop while supplies last." (source).
 
Here is how I responded to that: 

*****
 
Your Order Confirmation
Thank you for your order. Please print or save this page as your confirmation. An email was sent to you with your order details, a second email will be sent once your order is shipped.

Order Reference No: D0-xxxx
Order Date: 10/1/2018
Billing & Shipping Information

Bill to:
Glenn Bxxxxx

Ship to:
Glenn Bxxxxx

*****
I did not wait. I ordered this to give my grandson as a birthday present. He will have to wait though, because he gets it when he turns 9 years old (best birthday - last one in single digits). He just turned 2 but 7 years goes by quicker than he would think possible. Hopefully it truly  will be a very limited run and it will be worth something as a collectible by then. Of course, it will always be worth the fun the set will give to him and his mom & dad when they teach him to shoot it and they too have their own Red Ryder - an adult sized one - with which to demonstrate and to join in on the fun.
 
You know, I don't think I ever gave my daughter or son a BB gun. My daughter was into shooting until the age of boys. My son - he was another story. He got his first rifle - an Armscor 14Y - either when he turned 9 or 10 (think it was when he was 10 to appease my wife but it might have been at 9 as I had wanted). Anyway, he has remained a shootist. I just shipped him a Savage Model 93 BTVSS in 22 WMR today. When he reads this, I hope he posts a comment to remind me if I ever gave him a BB gun or (if as I recall) we went straight to a 22.
 
All the best,
Glenn B

Walking On Air...

...well almost.


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Glenn B

History Lesson on Assault Rifles

Saw this video over on Old NFO's blog and had to repost it here because  would be truly worth watching by any leftist liberal anti-gun zealot whack jobs who may visit this site. As for the rest of you, it's like preaching to the choir - you got it already!

 

All the best,
Glenn  B

Just All Nice!


All the best,
Glenn B

All Just Coincidence?


All the best,
GB