Tuesday, July 31, 2007

ePostal Update

A couple updates for the contest.

1. a4g of the brilliant Point 5, wanted to see some pictures of the targets.
This is fine, but he needs to shoot some targets, too. Know what I mean?

So here's a couple -

The first one is Denise's ONE HANDED target, with an unparalleled score of 88 (out of 91!).
Denise (of the super The Ten Ring) is a bullseye competition shooter like I am.

Ok - Not like I am. She's way, way freaking better!

In the professional circles, this target falls under the technical designation of "Holy Crap!!", or "I'm sooooooo jealous".
(Click either picture to expandify.)
















Her site is aptly named...

Also, here is one from unbeatable (at least this season) Mr. Completely, with a two-handed score of 90 OUT OF 91!! -
















I've got more whuppings from Mr. C than I've gotten from both my parents combined (they were way too easy on me).
Once again, he is definitely one of the guys persons (sorry Denise!) to beat .
I would say both these shooters have reached the "badass" classification of the epostal contest.

2. Additionally, late shooter, BillH submitted a late entry that wasn't on time and was late. ;)
Lately, I've been in a good mood, so I put his scores (he shot in Class 3) into the main table (see immediately preceding post, Circular Thinking Results).

Thanks to all the players, again! Everyone did a great job!!
(Heck, I had a blast and even took a last place!!!)

I can hardly wait until the next contest over at Carnaby Fudge!
When it's posted, I'll let you know.
Now I've got to go load more ammo...

ePostal Results

Here are the results of Mr. Completely's latest ePostal Contest: Circular Thinking.

This was a tough one (some say the toughest this season), and I would concur.
We even had a couple of new(er?) shooters, and even two shooters from France. One of them submitted as Mr. INCOMPLETELY, to maintain anonymity. I can assure you all, it is NOT the Mr. Completely we all know and love, and it is not me. (Although granted, we shoot the some of the same guns.)

Also, please visit the links (where there are some) of the shooters from the contest.
There is not a bad one in the batch.

And I would like to thank Mr. Completely (the real one!) for allowing me the honor of hosting this months contest.
Of course, a link to the latest match will be provided here, when available.

I see I need WAY MORE practice after this one...

CLASS ONE: Rimfire, with optics (revolvers or semi-auto)
Shooter Firearm Distance Class 1 Hand 2 Hand Total
Mr. Completely High Std ML-106 w/Volquartsen 12" bbl 27' 1 63 90 153
Denise Sig Trailside Xesse, 22LR, red-dot 25' 1 88 56 144
jimmyb High Std M-107, 22LR, 1X red dot 25' 1 58 81 139
Merle Ruger MK 2 22 LR Tasco scope 2X 25' 1 55 66 121
US Citizen Smith and Wesson 22A, 22LR, red dot 25' 1 62 59 121
Noodle High Std M-107, 22LR, 1X red dot 25' 1 60 49 109
Manfred Colt Target 22LR, red dot 25' 1 37 67 98
Mr INCOMPLETLY High Std M-107, 22LR, 1X red dot 25' 1 20 42 62







CLASS TWO: Rimfire, iron sights (revolvers or semi-auto)
Shooter Firearm Distance Class 1 Hand 2 Hand Total
Billll Ruger MK I, 22LR 25' 2 62 72 134
Ahab EAA Bounty Hunter .22 Mag Revolver 25' 2 68 64 132
Sebastian Ruger MK III Hunter 22/45 25' 2 55 65 120
Mr. Completely High Std ML-106 27' 1 54 63 117
Ahab Walther P22, 22 LR 25' 2 57 56 113
Danno Ruger 22/45 22LR 25' 2 33 72 105
jimmyb Ruger MK II 22LR 25' 2 25 45 70
Noodle Ruger MK II 22LR 25' 2 35 32 67







CLASS THREE: Centerfire, iron sights (revolvers or semi-auto)
Shooter Firearm Distance Class 1 Hand 2 Hand Total
Leon (translated) SIG P220 X-Zone, 45 ACP 25' 3 56 78 134
Ahab 35 Beretta 32 ACP 25' 3 55 78 133
Manfred Heckler and Koch Mark 23 45 ACP 25' 3 56 70 126
Ahab Taurus Tracker 38 Spl Revolver 25' 3 66 58 124
Leon (translated) CZ SP-01, 9mm 25' 3 55 66 121
jimmyb Norinco 1911 45 ACP 25' 3 35 58 93
Ahab Taurus Pt92 9mm 25' 3 45 45 90
jimmyb Glock 19 9mm open (not iron - heh) 25' 3 37 47 84
BillH Glock 27 40mm 25' 3 37 47 84
Danno CZ-82 9mm Makarov 25' 3 39 38 77
Smike Kimber 1911 45 ACP 25' 3 26 42 68
jimmyb Smith and Wesson 586 357 Mag Revolver 25' 3 29 36 65







Class FOUR: Centerfire, with optics (revolvers or semi-auto)
Shooter Firearm Distance Class 1 Hand 2 Hand Total
jimmyb Colt Gold Cup 45 ACP Red dot 25' 4 73 60 133
Billll Rossi, 357 Mag, Barska red dot 25' 4 49 63 112







Overall Scores
Shooter Firearm Distance Class 1 Hand 2 Hand Total
Mr. Completely High Std ML-106 w/Volquartsen 12" bbl 27' 1 63 90 153
Denise Sig Trailside Xesse, 22LR, red-dot 25' 1 88 56 144
jimmyb High Std M-107, 22LR, 1X red dot 25' 1 58 81 139
Billll Ruger MK I, 22LR 25' 2 62 72 134
Leon (translated) SIG P220 X-Zone, 45 ACP 25' 3 56 78 134
Ahab 35 Beretta 32 ACP 25' 3 55 78 133
jimmyb Colt Gold Cup 45 ACP Red dot 25' 4 73 60 133
Ahab EAA Bounty Hunter .22 Mag Revolver 25' 2 68 64 132
Manfred Heckler and Koch Mark 23 45 ACP 25' 3 56 70 126
Ahab Taurus Tracker 38 Spl Revolver 25' 3 66 58 124
Merle Ruger MK 2 22 LR Tasco scope 2X 25' 1 55 66 121
US Citizen Smith and Wesson 22A, 22LR, red dot 25' 1 62 59 121
Leon (translated) CZ SP-01, 9mm 25' 3 55 66 121
Sebastian Ruger MK III Hunter 22/45 25' 2 55 65 120
Mr. Completely High Std ML-106 27' 1 54 63 117
Ahab Walther P22, 22 LR 25' 2 57 56 113
Billll Rossi, 357 Mag, Barska red dot 25' 4 49 63 112
Noodle High Std M-107, 22LR, 1X red dot 25' 1 60 49 109
Danno Ruger 22/45 22LR 25' 2 33 72 105
Manfred Colt Target 22LR, red dot 25' 1 37 67 98
jimmyb Norinco 1911 45 ACP 25' 3 35 58 93
Ahab Taurus Pt92 9mm 25' 3 45 45 90
jimmyb Glock 19 9mm open (not iron - heh) 25' 3 37 47 84
BillH Glock 27 40mm 25' 3 37 47 84
Danno CZ-82 9mm Makarov 25' 3 39 38 77
jimmyb Ruger MK II 22LR Iron sights 25' 2 25 45 70
Smike Kimber 1911 45 ACP 25' 3 26 42 68
Noodle Ruger MK II 22LR Iron sights 25' 2 35 32 67
jimmyb Smith and Wesson 586 357 Mag Revolver 25' 3 29 36 65
Mr INCOMPLETLY High Std M-107, 22LR, 1X red dot 25' 1 20 42 62

This Could Be Interesting...

But I'd wait before flipping of the tax man quite yet.
Thought-provoking nonetheless...

THE POWER TO DESTROY
IRS loses challenge to prove tax liability
Lawyer is acquitted after arguing income levy lacks legal foundation


The Internal Revenue Service has lost a lawyer's challenge in front of a jury to prove a constitutional foundation for the nation's income tax, and the victorious attorney now is setting his sights higher.

"I think now people are beginning to realize that this has got to be the largest fraud, backed up by intimidation and extortion and by the sheer force of taking peoples property and hard-earned money without any lawful authorization whatsoever," lawyer Tom Cryer told WND just days after a jury in Louisiana acquitted him of two criminal tax counts.

"I think now people are beginning to realize that this has got to be the largest fraud, backed up by intimidation and extortion and by the sheer force of taking peoples property and hard-earned money without any lawful authorization whatsoever," lawyer Tom Cryer told WND just days after a jury in Louisiana acquitted him of two criminal tax counts.
For example, he said, the Constitution does not empower the federal government to regulate education, or employment, and agriculture, yet it does so.

The jury in U.S. District Court in Louisiana voted 12-0 to find Cryer, of Shreveport, not guilty of failure to file income taxes for two years. He had been indicted in 2006 on charges of failing to pay $73,000 to the IRS in 2000 and 2001. The next step in his personal case will be up to the IRS and prosecutors, if they choose to continue the issue, he said.

He said throughout his battle, he's offered at every turn to pay taxes if the IRS could show him the authorization, and that never has happened.

"The Criminal Investigation Division and Department of Justice both responded only with 'your position is frivolous.' I had never stated a position, so how could they know whether it was frivolous?" he said. "Imagine my sending you a bill for $1,000 and when you call me and ask what the bill was for I simply said, 'that position is frivolous, just write the check and send it in.'"

Go read the whole thing.
This guy should latch up with Ed Brown.

Friday, July 27, 2007

ePostal Contest

Haleigh is tired from biting hippies, but you can still shoot this months ePostal contest!
Hit the link here: Circular Thinking

And don't worry about waking up the puppy; she can sleep through gunfire, but when she hears socialist hippie-crap talk....look out!














Have a safe and happy range experience. :)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Happy Happy!!

The Lock and Load Auto Progressive is in. She's a beauty.

And the paper work for 1000 free bullets is filled out and in the mail box today.

Mmmmm.....bullets...

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Not That There's Anything Wrong With That...

I'm still trying to decide which picture is gayer.

And kudos to Esquire for having a sense of reality, even if it is only subliminal...




































Are those guys wearing skirts?
Well, at least you know they have some ba**s posing for a newspaper picture like that.

(Update: I've decided John Edwards is gayer.)
Additionally, let it be known that I don't particularly care if we ever have a gay president or not, I'm just not ready for Edwards, or Hillary for that matter.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Suspense Is Killing Me

Wondering when the Big Brown Truck Of Happiness* will arrive.
(*BBToH blatantly stolen from Chris Byrne, which is appropriate, since the Hornady L and L post is what inspired, or at least finalized, my decision.)

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Tagged

I've been double-tagged by two premo bloggers, ScottG of Ah Shoot and part-timer Insolublog.
So, here are 8 random facts about myself.

1. I quit smoking by getting acupuncture (going on 3 years, now). I'm a huge skeptic, but I was willing to try anything. I was at around 2 packs a day of Marlboro 100's (reds, even) for about 25 years.
It worked, but (and this is why I think it is more than just a psychosomatic response) it killed my previously ravenous desire for snow crab legs.





















I use the money I save from evil, harmful killing cigarettes to by warm, happy, life-saving firearms.

2. I never really particularly wanted to own guns when I was younger, until I realized there was a large contingent of people (ESPECIALLY government people and furiners) who thought I was too dumb and dangerous to own them. Gungrabbers piss me off, especially when they're RINO's.























Guess who will never get my vote...

3. I want a law passed that forces all politicians who pass gun laws to go enforce the laws themselves, in person. I eagerly await Chucky Shumer's and The Lizard Queen's et al arrival.
I wonder if Rudy will show up...


























Μολὼν λαβέ !!

4. I went to Catholic schools for many of my school years, and graduated from high school a borderline atheist/agnostic. Life is so much more fun when you can just make up your own rules.















5. My physics classes in college convinced me there was indeed a god, or even God. Even given infinite time, life and the universe are not happenstance. It is mathematically impossible.




















6. I know now that God (with a capital G) does exist, and His Son Jesus died for my sins. He's pretty cool like that. No math was required here.














7. HAPPY HAPPY!! I just got an email that my Hornady Lock and Load Auto Progressive reloading press shipped out from its backorder status (and was supposedly due to ship in September).
Not that I have a need to make hundreds or thousands of rounds at a sitting.
Heh.




















Bonus info: The press is $319 at Midsouth, and lists for $437 at Hornady's own site. Plus, you get 1000 free bullets (up to $285 worth!!) from Hornady when you buy one of these. A great press and top of the line projectiles, too. I have their single-stage L and L, and love it.
Thanks to Chris (and his lovely wife Melody) Byrne, of The Anarchangel for the heads up regarding this press. The whole Anarchangel roundup of the press is here: The Final Roundup.

8. I am constantly dumbfounded by how much I love my wife and daughter, and even more amazed that my wife stays with a lazy, porky, gun-nut like me. They're the tops! Marrying up rocks!



















I don't spread memes, but here are the rules, and play if you wish:

1. Let others know who tagged you.

2. Players start with 8 random facts about themselves.

3. Those who are tagged should post these rules and their 8 random facts.

4. Players should tag 8 other people and notify them they have been tagged.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

ePostal Reminder

The ePostal Contest is still going on here: Circular Thinking

Go hit it.

That is all.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Glam Gun















(Click on picture to largificate.)

Sung to the tune of Cherry Pie, with apologies to Warrant (as they do have better songs).
(And yes I added an extra stanza - deal with it.)

She's my 45
Cool, cool steel
Such a sweet surprise
Gold Cup's rock
Make a grown man cry
Sweet 45

Yeah
Wow
Heh Heh

Well shootin' from the front porch
Shootin' on the lawn
Shootin' where we want
Cause Big Brother ain't home
Shootin' at the left and
Not shootin' at the right
I'm thinkin' 'bout commies
Gonna shoot all night, yeah
Yeah, yeah - huh!

Shootin' from the living room
Shootin' from the kitchen
Most Libs hate guns
Plus they're always bitchin'
Loadin' up rounds
Cause she wanted me to blast her
So I shoved in a mag
And she threw the lead faster

I scream, you scream,
We all scream for her
Don't even try
Cause you can't ignore her

She's my 45
locks up tight
nails a worm in the eye
Shoots so great
hits a small bulls-eye
Sweet 45
Oh yeah

She's my 45
Put a smile on your face
Ten MOA's wide
3 pound trigger
Brings a tear to your eye
Sweet 45
Yeah sweet 45
Yeah

Shootin' real fast
Lot's of lead we're pushing
It's got tight groups
cause I got a new bushing

Shootin' to the drums
Shootin' to guitar
Shootin' to the bass off the hood of my car
Libs ain't got money, and they ain't got ass
We'll run out of lead if we shoot real fast

I scream, you scream,
We all scream for her
Don't even try
Cause you can't ignore her

She's my 45
Pachmyer grips
and a Holosight
Bangs real loud, almost makes you high
Sweet 45
Oh yeah

She's my 45
You'll do a happy-dance
Don't be surprised
Shoots so good
Makes a terrorist die
Sweet 45
Yeah sweet 45
Yeah

Shoot it
All night long
Shoot it
Hey, hey, Ow!

(I'm a trained professional)
Blastin' at some commies
Tryin' to make dent
Blastin' so hard
Gun-grabbers are hell bent
Here come Liberals
Pounding on the door
Say, "You ain't gonna shoot
no commies no more."

She's my 45
From my cold dead hands
you'll have to start pryin'
It's a human right
It could save you from dyin'
Sweet 45

Oh yeah!
Also, as an anti-glam antidote, I have provided this link: Wrathchild
Heh. Hot lead, Cold steel, and Up the Irons!!

Diane: Stupid, or Just Completely Ignorant?

Courtroom Explodes in Laughter After ABC’s Sawyer Touts Fairness of Journalists

Diane Sawyer: "You know, I wanted to sit on a jury once and I was taken off the jury. And the judge said to me, 'Can, you know, can you tell the truth and be fair?' And I said, 'That's what journalists do.' And everybody in the courtroom laughed. It was the most hurtful moment I think I've ever had."
This is funny, sad, and scary - all at the same time.

Regarding the original question, I'm going with "both" for an answer.


H/T to rightwingprof at Right Wing Nation

Monday, July 16, 2007

So, How Much Did I Win?

Philly friend Wyatt Earp, of Support Your Local Gunslinger, has bestowed upon me a Thinking Blogger Award. This is where one lists 5 bloggers that make you think.
I must say, Wyatt was quite kind.

So here is my awards list of 5 (not including Wyatt, of course) in no particular order:

1. Insolublog (MIA)

2. Dr. Mike S. Adams

3. Code Monkey Ramblings

4. Vox Day (Difster got me hooked!)

5. The Smallest Minority



Here are the guidelines from the original Thinking Blogger Award post:
1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.
3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote.

There are tons of links in my sidebar lists I could put on this list, but these always seem to differentiate themselves from the seemingly endless list of bright, thoughtful, and insightful netizens who's addresses I am proud to display on this site.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

ePostal Update

















If you enter the latest ePostal contest (Circular Thinking), MAKE SURE you get an email reply from me to confirm I received your entries. This will help avoid complications at the end of the contest if one doesn't get through, or if I accidentally delete someone's entry. Of course, the latter possibility could never occur...

Friday, July 13, 2007

This Would Be a Good Weekend...

to shoot Mr. Completely's latest ePostal contest, hosted by lil 'ol me!!

The rules are here: Circular Thinking

The target (also available with the above rules) is here: Lots 'o' Circles

Now go get some of your guns dirty!
And if you don't have one, get out there and buy one, dangit!! This is America!!!

Have a safe and happy weekend, y'all. :)

Sadly, There Is Something to This




















"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter." - Sir Winston Churchill

Sunday, July 08, 2007

ePostal Update

So I shot 4 guns (8 targets) for the latest ePostal Contest, Circular Thinking.

All I have to say is: I'm sorry!
This is definitely a challenging one. Dang!

I also noticed, while shooting the 45, is possible to hit two circles with one round, in some cases (that being the larger circles).
So, if a round hits two circles, the higher scoring circle, and ONLY higher one, will be scored.
All other rules still apply (i.e. only one hit per circle counts, etc).

Ok, I've got to go print more targets now...

Friday, July 06, 2007

Safety First

This is the two-week summer shutdown for the Big Three, and of course, this is when a lot of large projects and maintenance items get done, as well as things you can't do during the course of normal operations (like electrical substation cleaning and maintenance). Needless to say, extra attention needs to be paid to safety issues during these shutdowns.

There are also many jobs that require entering a confined space, where timely egress is not always possible. Hazards encountered include engulfment (like sand, grain, or marbles), crush zones, and toxic and/or low oxygen atmospheres.

Which brings me to this story here:

5 Dead in Virginia Farming Accident

Sadly, this is a pretty typical scenario. A man is fallen in a pit, overcome by fumes and/or A no/low oxygen atmosphere (you need about a minimum of %18). Someone sees them, goes to down help - they're down now, as well. And so on - 5 in this case, and I believe I've read about as many as 8 or 9 in the past.

Now where I work, the rules are any pit has to be tested by lowering a testing device into the pit to test for ANY atmospheric danger. Additionally, there is usually portable forced-air ventilation there is always one specially trained person (an attendant) OUTSIDE the pit at all times to monitor the situation the entire length of the job. There is also rescue equipment available should the need arise, such as special hoist, lines, self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA), etc.ists, .

These dangers are real for pretty much ANY pit or trench, as any gas heavier than air will settle there, poisoning the air, and/or displacing the usable oxygen.

That being said, if you ever see a person down (as in fallen) in a pit or trench, resist your first (natural and understandable) instinct to go down and help them. Call the pro's.
Pretty much the same advice with injured around electrical lines. Call in the people who know.

And final note: if you don't have an air quality tester to lower into a pit, use a hippie. Or a Marxist. Really, any radical leftist type will work, but hippies and radical feminists are the loudest, so you'll know right away if something is amiss.

And never use an emo; they're too quiet, and want to die anyway...

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

God Bless America

Please.

And you all, please pray for America.

Happy Fourth of July!!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Useful Information for You




















Just so you know, you can comfortably fit 650 cleaned and primed 45 ACP cases into a 39 oz coffee can.

You'll look like a total mental badass if that comes up on Jeopardy tonight.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

ePostal Contest: Circular Thinking
















Update: On some of the larger circles, it is possible to hit more than one circle with one round. That being the case: If a round hits two circles, the higher scoring circle, and ONLY higher one, will be scored.
All other rules still apply (i.e. only one hit per circle counts, etc).

Time for the latest Mr. Completely's ePostal Contest: Circular Thinking.
Yay!
Hosted by your humble host, jimmyb (that's me!).

This months contest looks to be a hoot, and perhaps a tad challenging as well.

Here's the deal:

Download the target for the contest here: Lots 'o' Circles Target.
It is in standard PDF format.
Target courtesy of The Glock FAQ (glockfaq.com), which by the way, has some very cool stuff if you're a Glock fan (DO NOT start a Glock/1911 war in the comments!!!).

All firearms must have 12" or less barrel-length.
This shouldn't be a problem for anyone except Mr. Completely!

Now go shoot!

Da Rules:
CLASS ONE: Rimfire, with optics (revolvers or semi-auto)

CLASS TWO: Rimfire, iron sights (revolvers or semi-auto)

CLASS THREE: Centerfire, iron sights (revolvers or semi-auto)

Class FOUR:
Centerfire, with optics (revolvers or semi-auto)

Class FIVE:
Air Pistols, black powder pistols. Depending on entries submitted in class 5, there could be sub-classes. Shoot 'em all!!
Unsure? Email me at cugblog AT msn DOT com.

DISTANCE - All Classes: 25 feet, or 10 yards, which ever is available at your range.

FIRST TARGET SHOOTING POSITION: Standing, un-supported, off-hand, one or two hands on gun permitted. (Most, I'm sure, will use two hands.)

SECOND TARGET SHOOTING POSITION: Standing, un-supported, off-hand, ONLY ONE HAND on gun permitted, strong-hand or weak hand.
(I'm sure the majority will shoot strong-hand).

PROCEDURE/SCORING: There are 13 circles on the paper, number 1 for the largest circle, to 13 for the smallest. These (understandably) are the point values for each circle. You get one shot per circle for each target; a total of 26 shots. In each entry, you are allowed thirteen (13) shots at each target, twenty-six (26) shots total.

Each circle can only be counted ONCE. Multiple hits on a circle will only count as one hit, and under no circumstances are more than 13 shots allowed on any target.
Touching the black of the circle/breaking the line counts as a hit.
Each target has a perfect score of 91 (1 +2 ...+13 = 91), for a perfect total score of 182 (per entry).

Ties will be decided based on the single-handed (second target) target score. If it's still tied, it will be posted as such. You can re-shoot as many times as you wish, but both targets must be from the same session, and one entry per gun!

MULTIPLE ENTRIES: You can enter as many sets of targets as you wish. Bring the whole armory! Just remember, only one entry per gun. Different calibers in the same gun count as one gun. (Like shooting 38's and .357's in your Smith and Wesson 686, for example.)

SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY: Scan or take a digital photo of your targets. The targets should have the score, your moniker, distance, and firearm type written on them.
Email the images (cugblog AT msn DOT com), accompanied by the following:

1. Your score for each target page and the total score of both pages.

2. The name you want used when the results are posted.

3. Gun description: Brand, model, semi-auto, revolver, black powder, caliber, barrel length, and type of sights

4. Class: Class One, Two, Three, Four, or Five.

5. Anything interesting or unique about your entry that other shooters might enjoy hearing about.

to jimmyb at cugblog AT msn DOT com. Entries are due by midnight (EST) Monday, July 30th, 2007.

STRATEGY: There is indeed strategy to consider, too.
Is it worth taking 3 shots at the 13 or the 12, forgoing the 6 points possible with the 1, 2 and 3?
What about skipping the 4, too?
Should you just start at 1 and work your way across the ascending numbers?
I don't know, but maybe you do!

PRIZES: Accolades, bragging rights, and the awe and respect of your peers, as well as my deep, heartfelt personal admiration,.
(I may be a little jealous, too, but I'll get over it!)

That said, go print some pages and punch some holes in them!!

Have safe and happy shooting sessions and many of them. :)