Recommended Books

I’ve been reading a series of books by Matthew Bracken.   I can tell you these books are page turners.The books are “Enemies,  Foreign and Domestic”   ,Enemies,  The Reconqista, Aztlan“,   Foreign Enemies, and Traitors” .   Then I have a fourth book by Matthew also downloaded called “Castigo Cay” .   So far I’ve finished Foreign and Domestic,  and am half way through Reconquista.   They are well written with original storylines,  (if somewhat down on big governemt).  They are fiction,  somewhat based on reality and  also in my opinion seem to be somewhat prophetic,  in a dark sort of way.   There’s shooting, spying, loving, hope and hopelessness..   I’d recommend Foreign and Domestic or Castigo Cay,  if you’ve never read a Matthew Bracken Book.

My previous reads were by D.J. Molles,  first in a series,  called “The Remaining”  book one,  and “The Remaining, Refugee’s” book two.  D.J. has a whole series of these books, fictionally following the fall of the United States after a virus turns the majority of the population into Zombie like savages.   These books are also page turners.   I might continue the series at a later date.   If you like the TV series “Walking Dead”  these will be right up your alley,  whereas “24″ might be -a little- in the line of “Enemies”.

Sold one, ordered another

The Glock is gone.  It was a good gun,  but I just didn’t need it anymore.  I hope it’s new owner get’s good usage out of it.  When I dropped off the Glock,  there was a Ruger 22/45 sitting on the gunsmith’s desk waiting for a repair.   I had seen them online and thought that it would be nice to have one.  Since they are a .22 long rifle handgun  designed to operate and feel like a 1911,  I figured it would be a low cost way to practice,  rather than always burning .45′s in my Sig 1911.  Since  I had the opportunity to handle the gun,  I like it,  and I had the cash for the Glock,  I went ahead and ordered one.


This is it,  but with wood grips,  I  hope.   It seems that it was backordered.  :-(    I had heard that there was  a shortage of everything gun,  but this was my first first hand experience with it.  There was no word when it will be available,  but hopefully not too long.


In the second pictue is the new aluminum framed 22/45 Lite,  with it’s 4.5 inch barrel, (a very good match for my Sig).


In the third picture,  you can see the difference between the standard Ruger MK3′s grip and that of the 22/45′s.


The Great Divide

We had a get together last night and discussion turned to politic’s.  It amazes me how divided we are.  One close friend,  is an Obama supporter, and gun owner.   He adamantly supports Obama’s policies, see’s nothing wrong in Obama’s first term,  and is very happy that he got reelected.  He does not believe that Obama wants to take away our guns,  or that Hillory wants the U.N. Gun ban to be enforced in our country.    Nor does he believe that Obama appointing 2 or more activist liberal supreme court justices will have any effect on our futures?   And this man has a Master’s degree!

I have to admit I don’t understand his thought processes.  I don’t understand the minds of a large number of Obama supporters.  I ended my part of the conversation with stating that we’ll have to agree to disagree,  and that I’m very worried about our future,  but,  not overly concerned,  because I figure I won’t be around to see the worse of what’s coming.  My main concern is for my children and their children.


Glock 36 carry SOLD

I’ve finally made the mental transition.   My carry gun for the last  decade is for sale.

Sorry it’s  SOLD!

It’s a Glock 36 in .45 acp,  with night sights,  and a LaserMax guide rod Laser sight.  I’m including the entire carry rig,  as none of it works with my new carry gun.

For Sale

The rig includes,  the gun,  4 magazines,  a single clip-on magazine carrier,  a McDaniel II carry holster from Andrew’s Leather,  and a lightweight,  very thin,  Bianchi inside the waistband holster.  I will also include a  magazine extender  that add’s a bit of lenght to the gripe, and increases capacity by one round.  I didn’t use it much,  but you can try it and if you like it,   add them to the rest of the magazines  for 7 +1 capacity.

I have over  $1000 invested in this rig,  and it works like a charm.  I will say,  that I’m not as enamored with the laser sight as I thought I’d be,  but it’s easy to change back and all the parts are also included,  should you decide not to use it. (I’m not going to add a laser to my new gun)   The Glock is in like new condition,   and I’m going to ask $500 for the whole rig, (I believe that’s about what the Glock alone sells for on GunBroker.

If it’s to be shipped,  you will be responsible for the shipping costs,  and the FFL at your end.  The price is Firm.

If intersted contact me at .

Oh,  and BTW,   Happy 32nd Birthday to Ethernet.  :-)

Range Report, Hatson 95 model SAS.177

I set up a 30 yard range,  and set a few small tin cans out at 35 yards.    Then brought out the new air gun for sighting in.

As I said previously,  the Chinese scope on it, is a bit fuzzy,  but good enough, (I think) to get the gun on target.   Below are my targets.

Click on the picture for a larger image.   The shots in the upper part of the target,  were warmups using some mixed old pellets.   When I starting the sight in process,  the shots are numbered.   I was using  Crossman .177  pointed pellets.  I couldn’t find the weight on the box.     I moved the scope adjusters about 4 clicks at a time,  and you can see how the impact walked up the target.

Three for effect

On target two the three shots below the bull,  were for effect,  I was very careful,  the put all my ability into these shots.      For the other shots on this target,  I used Beeman Siver Jet pellets,  again a pointed pellet,  but with heavier construction and multiple sealing bands.  (again no posted pellet weight?)   I didn’t really give them a fair trail, because I ran out of time.   Since they were hitting at a different point of aim,  I figured they would require more time than I had to get them straightened out.   Bottome line:   I’m pretty impressed with those (3) shots for effect.   I’m lookng forward to shooting the gun more,  getting more familiar with it,  and seeing what it will really do.   BTW,  the 3 small tin cans at 35 yards are toast.  Each had a through and through hole,  near the center of the can.  :-)