Monday, December 26, 2011

A brush with an unfamous fame.

My parents missed their light rail ride to the train station tonight after a concert, so they called me to give them a ride.  Simple, easy enough.  I get there, they open the doors, and I hear "Sterling's coming, too."  Well sure.  I've met the guy before.  He's distantly related to an old friend, and he's an all around genuine nice guy.  And far be it from me to ever deny an NCO of any type a ride.

Honestly, the ride was far too short (only a couple mile or so to the train station), because as has been my experience, the conversation was easy, light, and very fun.

Would that they were all so.


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

To my 3 loyal readers, and the rest of you who stumble by.

Now get the hell outta here. You've got someone far more important spend today with.


Thursday, December 22, 2011

The carry "rotation"

Such as it is.

Clockwise, from left: S&W 1006, Taurus 605, ATI Commander, CZ-82, Colt Series 80 Government.

That's everything I've carried in the past 12 months.  It looks like a lot, but two of the guns are of the exact same type, and the CZ isn't much different.  And the ATI and the Taurus account for better than 90% of my carry.

There's some new camera gear here at the house, so now, pictures!

The S&W 1006.  The origin of the joke "My backup gun is a 10mm."  It's a bit large to conceal on my hip, so it lives in a Maxpedition KISS bag.  It goes pretty much everywhere I do.

The 1911s.  The stainless Colt is my USPSA gun.  I love it and love shooting it, but it's also a bit too long to handily conceal.  The ATI handily solves that problem.  The holsters are both Ross Leather and work very well.

CZ-82.  I have to confess to a love of the 9x18 Makarov cartridge.  It's just a handy little round.  This little beast has pretty much been relegated to a suit or dress gun, IWB and tucked under a dress shirt.  The IWB holster is a Galco, and the SOB is a Gould and Goodrich (and is far more comfortable than I expected.)

Taurus 605.  Great little gun, it absolutely disappears in that IWB Gould and Goodrich holster.  When I can't carry more firepower, it makes a handy companion.  The pocket holster is a Desantis Nemesis, which also works wonderfully.

And yes, there were mags in 3 of the 5.  One was on my hip, one was in my manbag, and the third was in the safe.  The safeties were engaged, the four rules were followed, and doing that is far safer than administrative loading and unloading.  I was aware, and I was conscious, and I was safe.


Monday, December 19, 2011

Bad year to be a scumbag

Osama, Gaddafi, and now Crazy Kim.  It's been a damn bad year for asshole scrotebags, and we've still got two weeks to go.

President Tom, Pugsley, and the Brothers Castro, here's lookin at you!


Christmas wishes of children around the world


Friday, December 2, 2011

I have no words...

Seriously, my mind, it boggles.  This shit is seriously fucked up.

Third graders.  That's 8 year olds, sports fans.  And that's all that I'm going to say.  The shaking makes typing hard.


Giving to an excellent cause

If you know me, you know that the people who wear the uniforms of our nation's armed services are rather near and dear to my heart.  Along with that, the folks at Soldier's Angels should pretty much be canonized for sainthood.

Linoge has put together a phenomenal fundraiser for Soldier's Angels.  And seeing the support he's gotten says a lot about the good work he's doing.  So go.  Give what you can.  Even without the swag, it's worthy.  But if you need the swag, it's there.

And as an inside joke for one of those uniformed heroes:

Give.  To charity!  Give till it hurts!


For the gunchicks in our lives

Shelley Rae shows you how to be both fashionable, and armed.

It is possible, ladies.  And it makes all of us who care about you feel a bit better.