Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Texas LTC

I applied for my Texas License To Carry a handgun on September 19. Twenty one days later, I am in possession of it. In NY it took me about 2 or 3 months as I recall to get a pistol license as a retired LEO.  Getting a pistol license in NY, without having been a LE officer or without needing one for employment (such as for an armed security guard), is almost impossible except for a target/hunting pistol license - that is unless of course you are rich and famous. 

It is nice to be living in a freer state. Of course, I still think the Constitution of The United States of America, and specifically the 2nd Amendment, should be and are more than enough for all of us to be armed. As for NY and its horrendous petty tyrant of a governor, all I can say is FUAC.

All the best,
Glenn B

Remington Model 29 12 Gauge Shotgun Test Fire

I picked up this Remington Model 29, 12 gauge, slide action shotgun at a Hessney auction in September 2018. Until this test fire, in October 2019, I had not fired it. Yes, as I have said before - I am The Great Procrastinator.

It shot like a charm, has a smooth action and one heck of a kick. I was shooting Remington Express XLR (Extra long Range) 2 3/4" high brass shells and it hold 5 rounds in the magazine. As you can see in the video it is a bottom feeding and bottom ejecting model. The slide release is on the right side of the receiver, I forgot to mention that in the video and you probably cannot see me operate it with my thumb. I shot up one box of 25 rounds without a problem. I have to say, it definitely has one heck of a kick but that may have been in part due to my choice of ammo. 

I am thinking its performance was not too shabby for a 90 year old shotgun; this one was manufactured in October 1929. I meant to shoot it on my birthday to celebrate both of our October beginnings but wound up spending that day with my son - which was the more important thing to do and which did not bruise my right shoulder. Anyway, I finally got around to it today and it was a fine way to dispel the Monday afternoon blues regardless of it kicking like a mule at least on the first 5 rounds.

All the best,
Glenn  B