Thursday, December 26, 2019

Not Everyone Had A Merry Christmas

A young American warrior, Sgt. 1st Class Michael Goble, returned home to the U.S.A. on Christmas day three weeks before the end of his fourth and final tour of duty in Afghanistan. He was killed in action on Monday. More about  it at the source.

So truly sad. My heart felt condolences to his family, loved ones and friends.

All the best,
Glenn B

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

A Special Merry Christmas Wish

Merry Christmas MG of CA. I hope there was something that made your day merry today. 

Let there be no doubt in the mind of the person for whom I made that wish, I only know one person in CA with the initials MG.

All the best,
Glenn B

Well It's The Arse End of Christmas...

...hope you enjoyed your day & evening and that you have the opportunity to enjoy a very merry Christmas night with a few of the elves. If you are man of manly ilk, click the read more link below but if you are easily offended - keep away.

A Christmas Album - One of The Best

For some reason, embedding it is not bringing up the whole album, only one song. Try this link for the album:

Merry Christmas, 
Glenn B

Christmas 75 Years Ago Today - Lest We Forget

Although the picture is undated, The Battle Of The Bulge was raging relentlessly in and around the Belgian town of Bastogne and elsewhere during the Christmas season 1944. On December 22, 1944 American forces were outnumbered and completely surrounded in Bastogne and when the Germans demanded their surrender, the American commander responded with one word: NUTS. The outnumbered and outgunned Americans then defended the town until American forces under the command of general George S. Patton arrived a day or two after Christmas. We have plenty for which to be thankful to our military on this Christmas day 75 years later.

Merry Christmas & Season's Greetings to all who serve, especially those in foreign lands or over foreign skies and on the high seas away from home.

The Battle Of The Bulge, certainly among the greatest American victories, if not the greatest, in any war was raging during the Christmas season in 1944. It was the last great offensive push on the Western front by the German/Nazi forces in WWII. If not for the brave determination of our armed forces, the world may well have been a different place had the Germans won the battle.

All the best,
Glenn B

Christmas Breakfast

I often cook myself a big breakfast but am having a easier to make one this morning, just a couple of freshly baked biscuits each hiding Jimmy Dean sausage, a strong cup of black coffee (Fair Trade Peruvian), a cup of OJ mixed with wild cherry flavored seltzer, all surrounded by the love of you who sent me Christmas wishes. One of those cards is being held up by a glass containg a small dollop of Carolan's Irish Cream (more than a little early but it's Christmas).

Thank you all for helping make my Christmas a very merry one.

All the best
Glenn B

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Skye and I to all of you for celebrate. Enjoy your day - may it be blessed with the gifts of sharing the warmth & happiness of family, loved ones & friends or if alone then at least with the gifts of kind reminiscences of them and them of you. A special Christmas wish to all of our military service personnel on foreign land or on the seas - God bless you and protect all of you, each and every one - have a Merry Christmas.

Me, I am not alone this Christmas. I've got my mongrel Skye (aka: Skye Girl Of Tomorrow) and the three wisemen tortoises. I'm sure if they could talk, they'd wish you a Merry Christmas as well. 

First Christmas I can recall not having a tree so I lit up the dog.

Doesn't Skye look pretty in her Christmas present. I call it her new atomic collar, after all what would Skye Girl of Tomorrow wear if not atomic! It's still pretty dark out there when we start our walks some mornings; for instance we were out there today at about 0600 and the eastern sky had no real hint of the coming dawn and that lit up collar makes it a lot easier for drivers to see her during our early and late walks. End of the walk, at a few minutes past 0700, the sky was just lighting up nicely.

Right now, Skye is taking after after-walk snooze. I am sitting here enjoying a cup of very strong black coffee, I often need one after our morning walks. Sent a few text messages to family, hope to make some calls later on. I've got a nice rib-eye steak in the fridge that I'll cook up for our dinner (at least she'll get the bone, probably a nice chunk of the steak too), maybe I'll also boil a few shrimp too. I've got an HB Hefe Weisse waiting in the fridge, to be enjoyed with dinner and maybe will also have a wee dram of Kirschwasser. Figured I'd treat us to an extra nice dinner today being it's Christmas.

All the best,
Glenn B

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

If You Celebrate...

...any of the holidays at this time of year I hope you enjoy them. In that light allow to wish you:

I don't think Bass Pro Shops will mind my mug with their tree and all the reindeer.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Season's Greetings (remember that one, it was quite popular before the libturd mantra of happy holidays)

And lest you think I forgot, which in fact I did not but did not have time to post this yesterday, I wish this for the rest of us:

I love this shirt, got it from my son a few years or so back.
 Of course, there is one more, no I do not mean happy new year, I mean Bah Humbug.

All the best,
Glenn B

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Gun Shows Just Suck, Suck, Suck... prices go up, up, up!

Last gun show I went to was in Benton, AR a couple of weeks ago. They had lots of older guns but the prices were out of this world. 

Look at the tag on this nice but nothing special (as far as I could tell) Russian SKS; yet, they were asking $900.00!!! That is crazy and anyone paying that much would have to be insane IMO.

Then look at that Mosin Nagant 91/30 for which you can see only the first number of the price. Four hundtrd anything is way too much for one of them.

While they probably will not get those amounts, that they are asking that much is likely a sure sign someone will pay too much. 

All the best,
Glenn B

One Ruger Down - Merry Christmas

As I had planned, I gave my son my latest acquisition - a Ruger new Model Single Six Convertible (22LR & 22 MAG) yesterday as a Christmas gift. He had wanted to exchange gifts on Friday night after he got back to his apartment (where I was waiting for him after my dog locked me out then somehow also unlocked the door to let me back in). You can imagine though, he was a bit snockered after his work Christmas party so I figured it best to wait until Saturday after sleeping it off. On Saturday, late in the morning (or was it early afternoon) we were finally both up and about and we exchanged gifts.I got a t-shirt and am more than happy with it because it pictures the Shitmobile (Ricky's car from Trailer Park Boys) on the front. Brendan got a brick of 22LR, a box of 22 WMR and the Ruger. 

After exchanging gifts, we went out for a very late breakfast to Cinco de Mayo restaurant in Benton; then we headed to First Shot LLC in Bauxite, AR to do the transfer. The place was packed for a small little store.Nice to see Hamid (the owner) doing great Christmas business. Overheard while there was someone who was referred there by a friend of his who works in a certain sporting good store known for usually excellent prices. He said his buddy told him that First Shot LLC prices were lower than those where he worked! Great recommendation and I can vouch that you get excellent service at First Shot LLC. 

Once that was done we headed back to Brendan's apartment where I dropped him off so he could get ready for his trip to NY (he left today, I drove him to the airport) without me getting in the way. I went to bass Pro Shops in Little Rock to get somethings for my mongrel - Skye. She's been a good girl and deserves a couple of Christmas presents.

Merry Christmas 2019
Since I don't have a Christmas tree, first year I can think of not having one since maybe my Border Patrol days (not sure but I may not have had one for one or two years while in the BP but probably had at least a small one) I took a pic of myself while at Bass Pro Shops with theirs. I don't think they will mind.

All the best,
Glenn B

Friday, December 20, 2019

What Luck?

So there I was just outside my son's apartment after leaving Skye, my mongrel, inside so I could get some things out of my car. Since he is on the third floor, I always lock the door when even just going to the car, don't need to make it easy for anyone to walk in while I am downstairs. I took my keys out of my pocket and went to lock the door when I realized my set of keys with his apartment key was still inside. I just had my spare keys I carry when I travel, his key is not on that key ring. Just as I was about to turn the knob, I heard Skye jump up on the inside of the door and heard her claws scratching & clicking on it. Well, I probably also heard another click but did not realize it until I turned the knob and the door would not open. Damn, Skye had hit the latch and.locked me out.

I called my son, he asked if I was serious. Yes, I was frigging serious. Then I called the complex management line. I was told he had to be there for them to open the lock or if it was the security lock, that can only be opened and locked from inside, they would have to take off the door. This all took some time as I had to keep walking around to get cell service. I texted my son the info that they said he had to be there. Maybe 20 to 30 minutes later, he texted me to tell me to go upstairs to wait outside his door as maintenaance agreed to come by. I had been waiting in my car to keep warm.

When I got back to his doorway, I heard Skye jumping up on the door again. I heard her claws scratching and clicking on the inside of the door. I gave it a try, I turned the knob, the damned door opened right up. She had unlocked it. All I can think is she at first turned it just enough for the bolt to close just a bit because had she turned it all the way she never would have opened it pawing it a second time. Of course, as soon as I opened the door, the mongrel ran out. She waited for me on the second floor landing where I got the leash on her.  Just as we were walking down to the ground level another guy was coming up and she went to him for a petting. I did not know it but he was the maintenance guy. As he was petting her, I told him she just had locked me out and then unlocked the door letting me back into my son's apartment. He then told me he was the maintenance guy come to the rescue. It took a moment for it to sink in that the bitch had both licked me out and then let me in. We had a good laugh. He was very ynderstanding and I tried to get him to take some cassh for his troyble and for a few beers or whatever but he would not. We both just laughed it off.

I gotta say, Ripley's Believe It Or Not has nothing on me, I mean who else has my kind of luck!

All the best,
Glenn B

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

22 Caliber Single Action Revolvers

Somewhere, sometime just over a year or so ago, the bug bit me. I didn't think much of it at the time - no obvious symptoms, no fever, no rash, no swelling, not even a little bump like you get when a blood sucking skeeter takes a drink at your expense. I didn't think anything of it but truth be told the venom was coursing through my veins and it weakened me in much the same manner as the auction bug that bit me almost 7 years before. This time though it was a bit different, the symptoms were more specific and maybe only heaven and Mr. Allison know why but it had me yearning and sometimes almost squirming for single action 22 caliber revolvers. There may have been a few ways to solve that itch and it seems instead of opting for a cure, I selected that was self defeating in as much as once I scratch it the itch keeps returning.

Ruger New Model Single Six Convertible October 2018

High Standard Double Nine February 2019

Colt Frontier Scout August 2019

Ruger Single Six Convertible - old model

I tried to cure myself, really I did. I picked up some rifles and shotguns in that time frame and even a 22 caliber double action revolver but all to no avail - that itch for 22 single action revolvers keeps at me and I just acquired yet another:

Ruger New Model Single Six Convertible (2nd)

This one came with all the bells & whistles, so to speak:

Suitable for gift wrapping!

This time though, things will be different. This last one I will not keep and maybe the key to ridding myself of that infernal itch will be to pass it along to some other unsuspecting victim. So, I'm going to give this one (and maybe the itch) to my son for Christmas. Now, I don't usually give used items as Christmas gifts but somehow I don't think Brendan will mind this one. 

Edited to add: I have conflicting info from ATF as to whether or not I can bring this revolver to a dealer in AR, instead of shipping it from a dealer in TX to a dealer in AR, for transfer to my son. An old email I got from ATF said I can bring a gun  there to do a transfer, as long as legally possessing & transporting it myself. I'd also just have to find a dealer who would accept it from me and it would have to be legal in the state where it is ending up (and it is legal in AR - no doubt about it). However, a phone call to ATF today, to verify that has not changed, said I'd have to ship it dealer to dealer for a transfer but I must say first I spoke to an agent and then to a regulatory person and neither one seemed to certain of themselves on this point. Anyway, I think it would be cost prohibitive to ship it - I'd be better off just giving him the money to buy one himself. 

In addition, two dealers I spoke to in AR also had conflicting opinions on this - the first said the same as what ATF told me on the phone today - dealer to dealer shipping then transferred to my son; the other said I can just come to AR and give it to my son no paperwork required. 

It sure would be nice if all of them were on the same page because this kind of confusion is what leads to someone inadvertently screwing up and then maybe getting arrested for it. One other thing of note, that it is a handgun and not a long arm made a difference too; evidently, if it was a long arm, it would have been okay for me to bring it to AR and to transfer it to him.

All the best,
Glenn B

Friday, December 13, 2019

Time To Start Christmas Shopping

I am The Great Procrastinator but I usually start my Christmas shopping pretty early even though I am never finished until late Christmas Eve. For my early shopping this year, I got three presents about a month or more ago for some of my in-laws. Other than that though, I've only gotten something for my son so far and until I actually see it am not sure that is what he will be getting. It is a used item - supposedly in excellent shape - and something that although used he will love. Enough said, lest he read this and find out what he is getting.

As for gifts for anyone else - nothing yet. As I said, I often wait until Christmas Eve to finish my shopping but just realized (smacked my head and thought "dah") that I cannot do that this year since I've got to mail gifts or have then delivered to my family in NY. Oh well, time to get mine arse in gear. As far as my daughter & son-in-law go their gift will be easy - a gift card to a nice restaurant and a small trinket sort of a gift for each (his is one I got about a month ago - her's nothing as of yet). The grandson is another story, I was all set to get him a dinosaur play set and my wife told me he already has something along those lines. I'll be heading out to the mall later today in search of whatever for him.
What to get a three year old who has it all???

As for the brothers-in-law, they are getting the same as my son-in-law. Then there is Oma (my mother-in-law), maybe a gift card for a restaurant. Then the wife, even though separated I suppose I should get her something fairly nice. No one else I can think of right now except maybe for locals here where I live in TX; the two ladies who work in my apartment complex office are bound to get something from me along the lines of a box of candy each or flowers or whatever. Other than that - there is just me left and I kind of sort of have what I want already.

The big one is something for my grandson Ryan.

All the best,
Glenn B

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Vortex 4-12x50mm Crossfire II Riflescope - Excellent Deal

I just ordered a Vortex 4-12x50mm Crossfire II from B&H Photo. I do not know how they did it but their price for the scope was only $169 with free shipping and zero sales tax collected. This scope typically sells for $199.99 everywhere I have seen it. I should point out that when I first looked at the item's page, it showed as selling for $199.99 but the price was printed in a lighter shade than usual and that gave me the hint the price would be different in the shopping cart; although, I think my link above shows it with the $169 price. Anyway, I added it to my cart and it came up as $169.00.
I also ordered a set of Vortex aluminum rings for the scope @ $16.25.

They threw in a free flashlight - probably a piece of junk but it's free and that is okay with me.

I have made purchases from B&H before, both in store and online, and have always been satisfied. The one time I had to return something it was much easier that had thought it would be - in and out in 10-15 minutes or so. If you are ever in NYC and get a chance to stop by their store, do so for a different experience than that with which you are probably familiar. It's run by Hasidic Jews and thus is closed early on Fridays through Saturday - even their website does not do business during that time frame. 

All the best,
Glenn B

Friday, December 6, 2019

Mine Eyes Have Seen The Coming Of The Bolt Parts Of A Mauser...

...they were flying out of the receiver as if shot out of a Howitzer,
they were aimed right at the hole where my left eyeball is stored,
they were coming hard and fast as if a mighty stabbing sword;
next time I'll wear safety glasses is the truth that will march on.
Glory, glory hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah,
I'm thankful I at least had my reading glasses on.

Yep, had I not been wearing my reading glasses I may have been blinded or may even have lost my left eye what with the amount of force that the parts shot out of the rear of a Mauser Chileno Modelo 1895 bolt that I was disassembling last night. I don't think it would have happened if the bolt had been assembled properly by whoever messed with it before I bought the rifle. They evidently did not screw it all the way closed; thus, the safety which is supposed to be in a certain position while disassembling the bolt could not be moved into that position and I think led to the parts flying out and into my left eyeglass lens with a darned lot of force. It did not break my eyeglass lens but knocked my glasses off of my face and I am pretty sure would have put a really bad hurting on my eyeball had I not been wearing the glasses. Next time, I will try to remember to wear safety goggles or glasses over my readers. better to be safe than sorry and not turn into the Cyclops.

All the best,
Glenn B

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The Bean Bag Chair...

...was something I bought last week in anticipation of my son visiting for Thanksgiving weekend. I wanted him to have something more comfortable to sit in than the two sports folding chairs I have for living room furniture. (What can I say except that I plan to buy a house within the year and will buy some nice real furniture then - for now my place is the poor man's bachelor pad central.) Anyway, as I said I bought it last week. brendan used it while he was here. I think I've sat in it twice, once when I first got it to try it on for size so to speak and then a day or two ago while watching TV. I suppose I am a creature of habit because I've found myself sitting in the fold out sports chair all the rest of the time that I have watched TV. 

My mongrel - Skye - has ignored the chair completely. I think she knows her place and figured sitting in it was not that place. Well, that was until today. She was sitting on my lap a little while ago this morning; that was none to comfortable while in that sports chair and none that safe because her 42 pounds or so and my 229, put that chair to within 25-50 pounds of its weight limit (as I recall either 300 or 325 pounds) and that could be catastrophic especially considering it has not worn too well since I got it a couple of months ago. Yes, it was cheaply made in another country and is pretty crappy but it does for now until it falls apart. Moving on, let me just say, I told her to her to get off of my lap and then for some reason patted the bean bag chair that was within my left arm's reach. She climbed up in it and immediately looked pretty frigging comfortable - don't ya think!

Oh well, I guess I won't be using that chair much now even if the folding sports chair falls apart. In that event, I'll have to get another bean bag chair for myself since the one we have now seems to have been claimed. 

All the best,
Glenn B

Monday, December 2, 2019

Skyrocketing NICS Checks: Was It Due To Black Friday's Sale Prices...

...the holiday giving spirit or has panic buying begun as the impeachment hearings & next year's election (and the possibility of libturd mandated gun control laws should they somehow win) draw closer? I think it may be a combination of all of the above but whatever it was, the NICS checks run this past Friday were the second highest since the FBI started counting them in 1998. More at the source.

I may be adding to the increase in gun sales for this holiday season in as much as I may be buying a pistol to put under someone's tree and thus may be putting a big smile on that person's face for Christmas.

All the best,
Glenn B

Friday, November 29, 2019

A Truly Terrible Gun Show... my estimation was the one Brendan and I visited today in Texarkana, TX put on by T&K Promotions. After reading the hype on their website about what excellent gun shows they put on, all I can say is I was sorely disappointed and sorry to have wasted $20.00 in admission fees for me and Brendan today. Once we had paid our admission and gotten my guns' actions strapped with nylon ties, I walked in with one of my Mauser Chileno 1895 rifles slung over my left shoulder. Since I was hoping to sell it I had a wooden dowel down the bore with a paper for sale flag at the top saying what it was - no price shown. As I was standing there talking to a dealer in the outside hall leading to the main showroom, a woman walks over and tells me I "You have to remove the deal from your gun". At first I had no clue, so I asked what she meant. She told me my advertisement had to come off of my gun and she would hold it (evidently the sign not the gun) for me while I walked around AND that I could just tell dealers what I was asking for it. I kept my mouth shut except to say, I would hold onto my sign. I folded the paper around the dowel and took the dowel out of the barrel. Right after I did so, the dealer I had been talking too said 'That was weird, first time I ever saw that happen'. Me too; never before had I been told I could not walk around in a gun show trying to sell a gun with a flag advertising what I was selling. Oh well, their show, their rules. Once inside the main hall, I figured carrying the dowel would be a pain so I tore off the sign and put the dowel back into the bore.

Then I walked around the show. I walked around it twice and had one dealer ask me what I was asking; when I told him $475.00 he paled and bowed his head. I walked on. No one else asked until we were leaving maybe a half hour later at most. Yes, I said a half hour at most. That has got to be about the shortest time I've spent in a gun show except maybe for one put on by Big Al's Gun Shows in Danbury, CT back in August 2009 but I think even though that show was worse I probably spent more time there if only because Brendan and I met a friend of mine from work there. We were in and out of today's show quickly for a couple of reasons, the first being me having to remove the for sale sign from my rifle, why bother trying to sell it if I could not advertise it. The rest of the reasons were that both Brendan & I thought this gun show sucked was subpar; it certainly was not what I had expected after reading the hype on the promoter's website.

First of all, upon entry into the main showroom, it was obvious that the whole front wall of the room was lined by tables selling junk items that were in no way related to firearms. There were plenty of nick-knacks though and other non firearms related things! My first full spin around the hall I noted there were plenty of other tables mixed in among the gun vendors' tables that also had non-firearms or non-knife related stuff for sale. As for the gun tables, most did not have tags on their guns with make or model number let alone prices. I heard one potential customer as a dealer how much he was asking for a revolver and the deal quickly spurted out "four hundred" then seemed to take a moment to think better and blurted out "and seventy five". I should have asked him a bit later about the same gun as my guess was the price would have been different because I figured he was making up prices on the moment. As for the ones who did show prices, most of those guns were older used ones, ones I'd likely have an interest in but as seems usual nowadays the prices were pretty high on most of those. In particular a used Charter Arms Undercover revolver wore a price tag of $500.00. 

Besides the tables selling what I thought were junk items not suitable for sale at a gun show, there were a lot of other non gun tables selling things like knives, optics, and holsters. While a few tables offered some ammo for sale, there was not even a single table dedicated to ammunition sales that I saw and I am pretty sure I saw them all. This all at a gun show that according to the promoter:

"The gun shows are organized and designed to highlight guns, knives and other outdoor sporting related items, so attendees get what they come for, the very best selection of guns and knives that can be found in East Texas" (source). 

You will note they call it a gun show then say they put it together to sell guns, knives and other outdoor sporting stuff (they mention archery somewhere on the same source page - but there was zero archery equipment that I saw). They also call it a boutique style show (and with that I can agree after seeing some of the junk items for sale there).

There FAQ page also says this:  

"What if I don’t have guns to sell?
Related items to hunting, fishing or such are acceptable. If your items are totally non-related, there is a small percentage allowed in each show so that we can keep our shows family-oriented and meet visitor expectations."

They have me wondering what is their idea of small percentage. I say so because I counted 34 tables, out of a supposed 200 table at the show (or 17% of the tables), that were selling items that were not firearms, firearms accessories or ammo and also were not knives or other sporting goods. Those were things like handbags, some sort of water repellent for shingles, coins, Christmas trees (no trees on display but a sign said that they were for sale), nick-knacks, hats, paintings, and other items. Then there were at least 4 to 6 tables that had nothing on them except signs saying they were being held for Saturday & Sunday (we were there on Friday, first day of this 3 day gun show).

This was not my idea of a gun show that I could appreciate. Apparently it was not Brendan's idea of a good show either. So, we left after only about 30 minutes of being inside. Now mind you, while I was not happy about having to take the for sale sign off of my guns (especially since they allow attendees to sell guns there), I was not upset about it, as I said - their show - their rules. Yet, it definitely was one of my reasons to leave early. I mean, why stay trying to sell a gun that I could not let other people know I was selling by way of a for sale flag! It seemed pointless to walk around with it slung over my shoulder while others would have no idea I was trying to sell it. Regardless of that, in my opinion this still wasn't a show worthy of our time or our money as I explained with the other reasons described above. I mean, if I want to waste my and Brendan's time at least we could be doing it having fun at home and maybe drinking a couple of beers or we could be somewhere else that bored us no end like this show but that I did not have to pay a $10 a head entry fee just to be able to waste our time. So out the door we went without selling my rifle and without spending the money from such a potential sale, or from within my pockets, on any items at this show.

All the best,
Glenn B

Thursday, November 28, 2019


The dog was walked at about 0610, a two mile jaunt. Happy Thanksgiving wishes texted to family in NY at 0730. Breakfast cooked, served and eaten by my son and I by 8. Dishes washed. Other preparation for dinner made. Happy Thanksgiving message sent to former coworkers at 0930. Stuffing completed, turkey stuffed by 1030. Turkey in the oven at about 11. Drinks in there sometime. Organs boiled by 1130 to be fed to dog over next few days although I may gobble down the liver. Extra stuffing fried in pan with hard cider added, eaten at noon. Turkey tented by around same time. Dog walked again, maybe 3/4 of a mile. Dishes washed by hand again and others in dishwasher as well by 1230. Sitting down taking a break and my son is watching football at 1300.

It's about time I wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving for you, your families and loved ones as well. Happy Thanksgiving, enjoy your bounty whatever it may be.

All the best,
Glenn B

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Oh Henry

In my opinion, what almost ruined my Christmas spirit this year was this linked article and the leftist balderdash contained therein:

It was written by whom I think is a seemingly leftist anti-gun reporter and is a piece about the Henry Repeating Arms' U.S. Survival Rifle AR-7, a semi-automatic rimfire survival rifle and about an email for it. He was supposedly nauseated by a Christmas holiday promotion email that Henry Repeating Arms allegedly sent to him reference said rifle.

The rifle in question was meant to be a survival rifle. I own one and I am also quite experienced with firearms (both shooting them and as a firearms instructor and armorer) and I can tell you that using this rifle for more than a last ditch survival rifle or as a plinker would be a risky stretch of its capabilities at best in something like a self-defense scenario. While it could be used, as could any other firearm that actually is capable of shooting live ammunition, in an emergency for self defense it would be a poor choice indeed as a primary self defense weapon. That is due to the caliber, 22 LR, and the inherent rate of failures to fire of 22 rimfire ammunition. In addition, while someone could use it on a violent rampage - just as they could any other firearm or a: can of gasoline & matches, Molotov cocktail, IED, knife, machete, baseball bat, truck, car or whatever - it never was meant to be and is not very suitable, if at all so, as a so called assault rifle. Even under the anti-gun auspices of the so called NY SAFE Act - it is not considered an assault weapon. It's magazines hold a total of eight (8) rounds each and as I pointed out they are of the 22 rimfire variety.

Yet,the author of the article seemingly strongly implies it to be some sort of assault weapon capable of turning the wanna-be mass murderer type into someone who can sneak it into a school or theater and use it to kill "...large groups of people instantaneously". Don't believe me, think I am stretching it - read the article and look at the photographs that accompany the article (then look at Henry's Website and tell me where was the AR-7 among those pictured in the article).

The article, I believe, only goes to help prove a point that gun enthusiasts have been making for years: The left does not want common sense or reasonable gun control - they want to eliminate all guns. In essence, they are attempting to do so by eliminating one class at a time and expanding that class of firearms by adding on additional ones that were never before considered to be problematic in an evil weapon sort of way. Now, thanks to the author of the article - my guess is that many will probably consider the AR-7 to be an evil assault weapon capable of turning even the meekest or looniest among us into a raving lunatic mass murderer.

I don't know which political party to which you belong or what is your stance on gun control versus gun rights but reporting such as that should offend you since it evidently assumes, as I see it, that the reader is an uninformed idiot. I mean think about it - when is the last time you heard of someone using an AR-7 in a mass murder? Sure, it's possible but not likely; yet, I'm almost willing to bet someone on the left of the mentally twisted variety, I pray not the reporter himself, is hoping that someone with a demented mind and a Henry U.S. Survival Rifle AR-7 will try using one in a mass murder attempt before Christmas - that is now that what I consider to be this media monster has planted his evil seed.

All the best,
Glenn B

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Thanksgiving Dinner Is In The Pantry... to speak. I just got finished shopping. I went to Wally World (figured I'd save some cash) and I got most everything I need. Picked up a 17 plus pound frozen turkey, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, aluminum roasting & casserole pans; sliced almonds to add to my stuffing (still need some special bread for the stuffing); biscuit dough; flour, shortening & tart apples for a pie (no sugar, just apples and spices as filler); chocolate chips for toll-house cookies; already have other veggies (frozen but what the heck); I still need beer and booze - I asked my son to pick up some vodka and I will get the beer, probably Spaten lager. Of course, I also have a bottle of Kirschwasser around here somewhere and that will most likely be the drink of choice to go with the beers after dinner (and maybe before dinner too). If I am lucky, Brendan will bring along some venison from the doe he shot. He got his first ever deer this year, in AR; gotta love it especially if it winds up on the dinner table for Thanksgiving!

Now I need to look up how long it takes to thaw a 17 plus pound turkey in the fridge.

All the best,
Glenn B

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Are The Impeachment Hearings Over?

Has President Trump been hung or otherwise executed yet? Are the Demoncrats finally satisfied? Can we move on with our lives? The answer to all of those questions probably is a resounding no because even if the hearings are somehow over in the House, they will continue in the Senate if their is a House vote for impeachment. I truly believe that if the leftists, libturds and a great majority of democrats had their way, President Trump would be long buried already or more likely his body would have been desecrated and left somewhere to rot in public view along with the bodies of his family members and those in his administration loyal to him and to the Constitutional Republic known as the U.S. of A!

At times, I almost feel as if it might be a good thing if he was not president but only in as much as this shit from the left would come to an end but whom am I kidding - I know it won't stop until their is a takeover of our country by leftist tyrants and then there will be a civil war (or should be one). No, I do not really hope for Donald trump to be out of the White House, in fact I am looking forward to voting for him again and to putting an end to the incessant extremism of the leftists in this country who would topple him (those in both the Democrat and Republican parties). This man has done more to improve our nation and the lives of every citizen in it than any president within my life time - much more by far. All those on the left have done as of late is to try to destroy him for his having made our country a truly better place to live and enjoy our liberties, rights and freedom.

All the best,
Glenn B

Friday, November 22, 2019

I've Always Wanted A Beretta Shotgun...

..and someday, if I hit the lottery, maybe I'll be lucky enough to own one like this:

It's a Beretta SO10EELL, available in 410 bore, 12/20/28 gauge. In the three larger gauges, its MSRP is a mere $95,880.00, in 410 it goes up a bit to $99,900.00. It comes with the opportunity for the customer to specify the engraving pattern of his choice and then about 300 hours of painstaking skill to make it look as good - or maybe even better tough I don't know how - than the one pictured. That is one exquisitely crafted and beautiful gun.

All the best,
Glenn B

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

It Gives Vodka A Bad Name...

...but it does get the point across pretty well. 

A hat tip to Mike G for the pic.

All the best,
Glenn B

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Air Speed Velocity Of An Unladen Swallow - Just In Case You Were Wondering

The air speed velocity of an unladen swallow, of the European variety, has been approximated to be 20.1 mph. That of the African Swallow (actually the South African Swallow) has not been determined and that's the bottom line in answer to the all time question of all questions!

If you were wondering about the second question of all time question of questions - whether or not a swallow can carry a coconut: Hypothetically, a European Swallow would be able carry a coconut (the world's smallest was somewhat over 3 ounces) from the tropics to England.

Just in case you doubt me, here is the so called evidence:

You just gotta love the information available on the Internet! Better yet, you have got to love Monty Python and their blockbuster movie Monty Python And The Holy Grail. The lasting effect this movie has had on folks has been tremendous as evidenced by someone answering the questions - of an unladen swallow's air speed velocity and answering the question as to whether or not a swallow could carry a coconut - in July 2019, some 44 years after the movie first debuted in 1975. If you have not seen it and want a laugh - watch it; if at least one or two things in it don't make you laugh hysterically - something is wrong with you.

All the best,
Glenn B 

The air speed velocity of an unladen swallow, of the European variety, has been approximated to be 20.1 mph. That of the African Swallow (actually the South African Swallow) has not been determined and that's the bottom line in answer to the question of all questions!


If you were wondering about the second question of all questions - whether or not a swallow can carry a coconut: Hypothetically, a European Swallow would be able carry a coconut (the world's smallest was just over 3 ounces) from the tropics to England.

Just in case you doubt me, here is the so called evidence:


Sunday, November 17, 2019

Police Respond To Bullshit...

...or should I say rabbit droppings. What a waste of law enforcement resources, the officer's time, the suspects' time all for what - to answer a totally ridiculous complaint over what the officer called someone being weirded out because of a RABBIT. 

If they want to investigate anyone, they should be seeking to investigate the person who made the call with the goal of charging that person with making a bogus 911 (or other call) to the police about this. I am pretty sure this would not happen in my current state of residence Texas (except maybe it might happen in Austin from what I've heard about that burg) but it comes as absolutely no surprise that it happened in my former state of residence NY (Cuomoistan). Personally, I think the officer was less than sensible in asking them for ID when he instead should have been seeking out the asshole who made the complaint, ID'ing that person and reaming her a new one to assure such a call is not placed by that arsehat again in the future. Then again, I suppose though, maybe he was just following orders or protocol and if so I suppose one can feel sorry for him having to handle a case of rabbit pellets - oh what a world!

I mean - can you actually imagine having the mindset that led to some douche bag calling the police about the rabbit! It's got to be a libturd thing, that is thinking the police need to be called to protect you from someone and their pet rabbit.
All the best, 
Glenn B

Friday, November 15, 2019

Think Drugs Or Booze May Have Play A Part?

I think there is a good chance that both drugs and booze were in play when this video was made. Then again, maybe it was just the gene pool; this guy is a potential candidate for a future Darwin Award.

All the best,
Glenn B

Thursday, November 14, 2019

I Always Thought He Was Saying Secret Asian Man...

...even though I knew he was singing "Secret Agent Man"! It's just that I heard it as Asian not agent - that's been a problem with me since I was a young kid, not so much a hearing problem but I think a perception problem of what I am hearing. Anyway, it's always been one of my favorite songs, at first for the show Secret Agent:

...and now for this video Secret ASIAN Man:

Of course the babes in the show and in the video have nothing to do with my liking either one (yeah right)!

All the best,
Glenn B

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Today Is That Day...

...and I almost missed it except for Fred M having posted the video on his Facebook page. A hat tip to him for reminding me it's Felix Unger Day!

One of the best classic television series of all time to date!

All the best,
Glenn B

A Blog-List Update

Long overdue has been an update to my blog-list and I suppose that even though I added one new blog to it today - a general overhaul remains long overdue. Eh, later for that. For now let me present you with te latest addition to the blog-roll:

Filthie's Thunderbox

An interesting and commiserating view from north of our borders and to be more specific from the western side of our northern border. Yes, humanity in Canada is under attack by the libturd left just as here in the US of A.

By the way, I listed the blog under the header:  Take A Shot With These Shootist Bloggers, Not At Them

All the best,
Glenn B

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

I Found An Intruder In My Apartment...

...two days ago. Actually Skye, my mongrel, found him and she was trying to catch it when I noticed it. After a bit of a chase by both of us, I was able to grab hold of it and prevent Skye from catching and gobbling it down. Then the ungrateful bastard turned around and chomped down on my finger. As you can see, it refused to let go.

 Hell, it even held on when I opened the patio door and placed my afflicted finger next to a bush. After maybe 30 seconds outside though, it got the idea, released its grip and scampered off.

Cold enough to freeze the morning dew, what a temperature drop.
The funny thing is, last night, I found him again (and yes this time I saw him first) as he scampered into my living room from the kitchen. At first, I tried to catch it again but after almost knocking a bunch of stuff off of my work table, I figured what the heck, I'd let it stay. Hopefully Skye won't spot it, chase it, grab it and devour it. If that does not happen, the eating of the anole that is, then I will have done the little bugger a big favor because while it was in the low to mid sixties here yesterday morning, it was 24 degrees Fahrenheit when Skye and I went for our morning walk today at about 0730. (How I wish that was our regular walk time, she usually has me up at o600 give or take 15 minutes or so and this morning she got me up at 4 so she could go out to pee. but at least she wakes me instead of dousing the carpet.)

Anyway, the anole stands a decent chance at surviving now that it is inside - that is if Skye does not catch it. I have to wonder how it got inside in the first place. It is the fifth time I've found a lizard in the apartment; the first three times they were small geckos and the last two they were anoles. Add to that the five or six wasps I have found in here and the conclusion is there is an easy way in for them somewhere. I figure under my front door that is somewhat rotted at the bottom, in through the a/c vent or in through the dryer vent. of course, they could come in when I sometimes leave my back door open for fresh air or maybe even just when I open and close either the front or back doors when coming and going. At least I will not have to worry about bugs for now; anyway, it's more than  likely the anole will starve as I have not seen any bugs except those wasps, a few ants now and then and two roaches (big ones) when I first moved in. That is, it may starve unless I can catch the little booger. if I catch it, I will set up a temporary terrarium for it and take care of it over the winter. Some crickets and wax worms now and then from a local pet shop will do it just fine.

All the best,
Glenn B

Monday, November 11, 2019

Happy Veterans' Day

My thanks to all of you who have served in our military, especially to those of you who are veterans of foreign wars. I hope your day today is an especially nice one.

All the best,
Glenn B

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Real Man Versus Wussy

I don't know that President Trump actually used the word bitch but the implication was certainly there. Undoubtedly, the way he approached and handled it was much better than the way Obummer President Obama did it with bin laden. Obummer President Obama gave bin laden a burial at sea to not piss of the Islamists! Amazing how Obummer President Obama bowed to just about anyone in the world except to the citizenry of the US of A. On the other hand, President Trump has made it clear - he is out to get not just this leader but to destroy ISIS.

Then there is this difference between Obama and Trump - the "I" factor - just listen to how many times in this speech, about killing bin laden, Obama takes credit by sayin 'I did this' or 'I did that':

Obummer President Obama essentially said "I" got bin laden and said it that way more than once. That 'I did it thing' was his way of claiming credit for almost everything that just about anyone else in his administration did that he thought deserved credit. Of course, he gave that credit only, or the great majority of times, to himself. 

Now listen to the difference when a real man gives credit:


While President Trump takes credit for the economy (and so he should) I do not think I have heard President Trump ever repeatedly touting 'I' (as in how he) got this bum but rather has been giving credit to our military as he well should do. yes, he did repeatedly say this demon was one of his priorities but the credit he gave was to us, we, the USA our military and so on.

All the best,
Glenn B

Looks Almost Real Enough To Me - Man Are They Idiots

Watch the video at the link below. Then either laugh your arse off or barf if you are squeamish at the sight of blood while watching two idiots playing a new form of Russian roulette! Mind you, it apparently is a video of someone shooting someone else so it may not be for everyone to watch (then again it may well be faked). 

Listen to me folks, just because I posted the video here does not mean I advocate this type of sick behavior - if real or faked. I posted it here to give an example of how sick the scum out there can be (please don't tell me you think them to be fine upstanding citizens). Let's face it - if real it is obvious why they are sick arsehats. However, if faked, they are sick scum for posting it where kids may view it then try to copy it in real life thinking somehow it was cool. 

I strongly suggest that if you ever feel like you want to do this or something similar - you should seek mental health help immediately. This is not a good thing, not a fun thing, and certainly is only something a mentally ill person, or someone whacked out on drugs, would do.

All the best,
Glenn B

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

I Voted... Texas today - first time vote after moving here. Almost missed my chance but realized in the nick of time that the polls were about to close. Got to my polling place with about 3 minutes to spare and got my ballot in the box.

So, I have cast my first ballot here in Texas and am quite happy about that. I wold have been kicking myself in mine arse had I missed the opportunity only to wait until next year. I feel that voting is one of our most important responsibilities as citizens. I believe our other great responsibility is taking the liberty to exercise what I find is our most important right - keeping and bearing arms. Both go a long way to keep down the tyrant but ultimately only one will put him down when he raises his ugly head and tyranny reigns.  

All the best,
Glenn B

Great Galloping Gobs of Gasoline

I don't know what triggered it but the gas station right across the street from my apartment complex raised the price of a gallon of gas by 0.13 cents per gallon today. Yesterday it was $2.179 (effectively $2,.18) per gallon - today the price is 2.309 (effectively $2.31) per gallon. Now, for my Toyota Corolla that means about $135.oo more per year if it stays there and if I by jst about two full tanks per week. I can't imagine what that means for a large SUV or pick-up truck.

What is Hades made the price jump that much overnight is beyond me; suppose I should check the news and see if Saudi Arabia had some wells bombed again. Then again, I just saw gas for $2.099 at Murphy's and I topped off my tank just in case theirs goes up as well.

All the best,
Glenn B

Even Better Than The Great Oz - And He's No Fake

Trump Thunderstruck from Mr Smith on Vimeo.

All the best,
Glenn B

Sunday, November 3, 2019

The Not So Great White Hunter...

...looked far:

...then looked wide:

...but all he saw amounted to the byproduct of a lump on a log and...

...a warning of what would happen should he devour them.

 Man, was it hot as hell for deer hunting considering he was dressed for colder weather. As for that deer, for all the hunter knew, the deer died of heatstroke and this was all that remained after just a few hours in the sun. The hunt started off at about 34 degrees F on Saturday morning, the first day of the regular deer season in Texas. Then the temp went up almost 30 degrees to 63 (in the shade) and probably several degrees warmer in the sun. The hunter hunted a few hours in the morning, saw  total of a single deer hoof print. He had to find a place with more sign at least; so, he moved to another place in the same WMA - one he had scouted last week. At the second place, he saw a lot of deer tracks, a couple of scrapes and some Raisinets deer droppings but that was it. The only wildlife the hunter saw were crows - a lot of them, and some sort of weird looking frog. It seemed the crows were following him as he walked through the woods; he got to thin king maybe they weren't crows, maybe they were vultures seeing a potential opportunity.

The hunter sat down and rested his aching back (great time for the back to act up) and passed out in the mid afternoon sun. He awoke maybe an our at most later and was hot as hell and sweaty. He decided to call it quits. He'll be back at it in December when it should be somewhat cooler. Being dressed for 34 degrees, then winding up in the sixties was too much for him even though he took off almost everything he had been wearing to stay warm earlier. He's going to have to get used to it if he stays in TX.

All the best,
Glenn B