Monday, March 26, 2018

The Proof Is In The Needlework


All the best,
Glenn B

Those Damnable Docks!


All the best,
GB

Ammo Deal Alert - Winchester 9mm NATO, 124 Grain FMJ

Bass Pro Shops has an excellent in store deal (at least in their Little Rock, AR store) on Winchester 9mm NATO, 124 grain, FMJ ammo at $10 per box.

 
Of course, you need to add tax which in the case of their Little Rock store is a whopping 9%! Regardless of the tax, I bought 18 boxes today. It would have ben an even 20 except for the fact I had bought three boxes of it there last week and knew I still had two on hand.

All in all - that is an excellent deal even compared to online pricing in light of my needs. I wanted to buy 500 rounds for my son and 500 for me. Had I bought it online at the least expensive price I could find - with shipping calculated in there, it would have cost a total of $110 to ship 500 rounds to me in NY and another $111 to ship another 500 to my son in AR for a total of $221. The total I spent on a thousand rounds at Bass Pro Shops, in the Little Rock store was $218.

"Such a deal, don't be a schmuck, by another case" is what a little đŸ˜ˆ voice inside my head keeps urging me to do. The thing is, if they were selling it in cases I might do it especially if I had some spare cash, which I do not. As it is, they do not have it in the cases and I do not need another 20 loose boxes of ammo rattling around in my trunk when I drive back to NY so even if I had the cash to spare, what I have now has to be enough.

All the best,
Glenn B

Bozo Gone!!!

I have not been keeping up much with the news lately and how could you blame me since I am on vacation but I have been checking a bit now and then. Today's quick review of recent events in the news brought some sadness into my day; I just found out today about the passing of one of my childhood favorites - Bozo The Clown (aka: Frank Avruch). More at the source.

He was one of the top entertainers of children (and probably of many parents too) during my formative childhood years (yes I am as old as the dinosaurs but not yet quite as old as the hills). Bozo The Clown was a staple, a must watch and just downright wholesomely funny. I have never heard a peep alleging that Mr. Avruch molested children nor that he was a weirdo or criminal of any sort nor do I recall him spewing forth apolitical agenda of one extreme or the other (just try to even imagine any of that with a star today, especially one who entertains children). Even though he (Like many other things) became a part of my childhood lost to me long ago, how can he be forgotten - he will be missed.

All the best,
Glenn B

The Fishing Pier

Brendan and I went shooting yesterday, at Bear Mountain Range - a public range on federal land. He shot his new Yugo SKS, his Beretta M9A3, his Glock 43 and most of the guns I brought along. Mine were the Ruger Redhawk, Glock 30 and a S&W revolver. or some reason, y little gray cells never thought of taking the Colt Detective Special out of my pocket for him to enjoy as well and the Glock 26 never left my hip. Regardless of not shooting those two, we had lots of fun.

After that, we headed to a fishing pier, on the way home, that was located on Remmel Dam Road. We fished for about an hour but had absolutely no luck catching anything (what else is not new). The pier was located in a cove in nice little park that is not on Google Maps. Nice pier on a beautiful cove of 
the Ouachita River. I am guessing there must be fish in it but it will be up to us to discover that some other day. Being I have one week here, and as luck would have it Brendan started a new job just before I arrived, it will have to be this coming weekend or not until next time I get down to AR.
 

Anyway, at least I remembered to get in another kind of shot while at the pier. I do not like selfies, they are not flattering with me looking about 10 years older than my actual age but since Brendan is in this one too - how can I not share it. Him being in the shot makes it worth it. Got some other pics of him too.

 

 


 
Fish or no fish - we had lots of fun - it was an excellent day yesterday!
 
All the best,

Glenn B

The Day


I already know why it is so important as do many if not all of my regular readers. I hope I do not live to see the day that slaps everyone into enough awareness of reality to realize why the RKBA is so high a priority for us but should I be alive on that day, I will be ready. The thing is though, I figure by that day - should it come - I and many of you already will have died trying to prevent that day from happening.

All the best,
Glenn B

Subvert Tyranny


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GB

Remington Bankrupt!

Tonight is a sad night for me and I may sleep worse than usual, which is none too good already, after having learned that the oldest manufacturer of firearms in these United States - Remington has filed for bankruptcy (source). Should I hit the Power Ball or Mega Millions for say - a half a billion after taxes, I would make them an offer. I mean that too, that is how much that company means to me.

I learned how to shoot on Winchester and Remington rifles at summer camp. The heavier Remington became my favorite, especially since I shot better with them than with the Winchesters. My first personally owned shotgun was a Remington 870 Wingmaster, sold it to raise cash when I was poor. My next was a Remington 870 Express combo that I still own. I also owned at least another one of them - gave it to my son. I also have an 870 Express synthetic. In addition I have a Remington 513-T Matchmaster, a Remington Model 31 in 16 gauge and a Remington R1 1911 pistol in 45 ACP. I used to own a Remington 241 The Speedmaster and have a bad case of seller's remorse over that one. My choice of carry longarm, while I was a federal agent, was for many years a shotgun and the only shotguns I ever carried for work were 870s (both issued and personal).  I also use their ammunition frequently for target, self defense and hunting purposes. My son shot his first big game animal, a black bear, with a single round of Remington 35 REM Core-Lokt ammo for a one shot kill and I took most of my deer with Remington slugs out of my 870 Express. So to hear that Remington, an American icon, is going belly up saddens me greatly.

I have to wonder how this will affect Marlin since they are part of Remington as of late. I have owned my fair share of them too nd have at least four Marlins right now. Hopefully both of them will not fold, one is more than bad enough sad news. If they do, then it certainly will be a great loss to our nation and a feather to tickle the insanity bone of the leftists.

Eliphalet Remington must be rolling in his grave in agony.

All the best,
Glenn B