Monday, October 20, 2014
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Let's Have a Summer Match in Arizona!
Jon, his co-worker, and I checked out the Cactus League's Thursday Night Match to get some Pistol Caliber Carbine practice for next month's Arizona State Sub-Gun Match.
Nine-millimeter carbines are a blast to shoot and are economical too! Lots of clubs let you shoot them on courses of fire designed for pistols (at least in my limited experience).
First off... we're shooting a match in Phoenix when it's still SUMMER? Well, it's at night. With a Mexican hurricane sputtering to the south, it's HUMID, and the recent rains have brought out mosquitoes, caterpillars, tiny frogs... we're convinced we didn't see any snakes because they couldn't slither further than a yard from their lair before gorging on tiny succulent desert life.
This being Phoenix, we got to see some National Champions strut their stuff. Local shooting celebrities. Good shooters I used to hang with when I did Cactus Matches monthly instead of annually. Worth a few mosquito bites!
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Actually Sawmill Trail downstream from Beltzville State Park. Found two sets of these bound roses placed along the trail. Oh, to know the story...
Ye Olde Slate Quarry Pond.
I guess the bacteria count is too high for swimming but not too high for fishing on Lake Beltzville.
Ye Olde Covered Bridge at Beltzville SP.
Downstream from Beltzville Dam.
Falls along the trail.
You didn't think I'd take pics of actual Hooftytown itself, did you? Maybe next year....
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Holding Back on Me, Bob?
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Gunblogger Duty Done
A brain fart left my Ruger SP-101 hiding in my lens bag, so Jo got a exclusive diet of automatics. She did equally well with the GLOCK 19 and 23, but struggled with cocking the stiff recoil spring on the .45. She seemed to enjoy shooting everything I offered and got most hits on the paper plate about 15 feet down range.
Next outing will feature the revolver and a 9-mm carbine.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Tiny, My Hiney!
|Photo hoarked from eBay.com|
I see lots of articles in social media about how the Tiny House Movement is so great; geez, they used to just call them "trailers/mobile homes." If you want to live in a Conex container, join the Army and feel at home with your housemates.
Me, I want more than a dozen of these, stacked double, insulated and covered in spray-concrete just like most of the new homes in Arizona. They would connect to towers containing spiral staircases (one would have a cargo elevator instead), and the outside walls would feature a crenelated parapet as a privacy wall for any sunbathing, etc., going on up there. The towers would be topped with solar panels and quiet vertical windmills.
Who needs windows? You can have all the windows you want in the inner wall. Cameras and HD monitors/TVs give a view of the outside world... or the latest NFL game.
Don't even get me starting thinking about the basement!