Saturday, May 7, 2011

8 May '11

Strength and dignity are her clothing,

And she smiles at the future.

She opens her mouth in Wisdom,

And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

She looks well to the ways of her household,

And does not eat the bread of idleness.

Her children rise up and bless her;

Her husband also, and he praises her saying,

"Many daughters have done nobly,

But you excel them all."

Bless God, God bless ALL Mothers.


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Redeeming the Time

Being a nation of shooters, America has a long standing tradition called 'competition'.

Way back when-ago, as Ye Old Furt pointed out a while back, there was a competition called a 'blanket shoot', wherein each shooter recieved his choice of award from those piled atop a blanket.

More recently, there are the in-house/shooting gallery events, usually around 50 feet, or less in some instances. Also are the outdoor events such as CMP and Appleseed programs (though Appleseed isn't technically a competition), and other sports as Steel Plates, IDPA, and the fun steel chicken challenges.

Since the Pony Express died off, replaced by the railroad, which was displaced by the airplane and par Avion, there's a competition known as 'postal matches'.

Now we have a new kind of competition that sounds like fun and challenging. (Not to mention, an opportunity to get to better know our on-line friends.)

ASM of Random Acts of Patriotism and Borepatch have come up with the newest fangled idea: Digital Matches.

The idea: download a specified target (link found at ASM's) and follow the directions (yet to be specified by Borepatch), and Email your results to either gent (yet to be determined). The challenge: to get out, have fun shooting, see how well you can best your past performance each shoot, and have fun as a group.

I've already claimed the position I get to shoot, so no one else can have it. I get to shoot prone, off a bipod with scope. Everyone else has to shoot off hand, standing on their head, one handed, sighting with their weak eye.

Now, go read, download, shoot, and have fun.

UPDATE: The time-line is May 31 to have targets sent to ASM or posted on your blog with link-back to ASM. Distance, 25 yards, off-hand (standing), no slings, sights of your choice- let ASM know which/what kind.

Bless God, God bless,


PS: anyone got any ideas what's up with blogger? No spel-chek; no justify; pix don't want to load; doesn't like me (c'mon- I'm a likeable guy! Well, kind'a.)

Monday, May 2, 2011


Ho-Hum... now they're claiming to've killed Osama Bin Laden. I was wondering why my world was so changed when I awoke this morning. So wonderful to have awakened and seen green grass and hear the birds singing and know the entire world was at peace at last, never to hear the sound of gunfire or talk of war ever again. And the lion and lamb were sitting in the breakfast nook having coffee and chatting about how they were going to picnic later at the viper den and play some checkers with the wolves.

Like I believe any of the above.

Really, I do. All of it.

I was here, I should know.

OK- how do I really feel about this 'big' news today? I caught the news right away last night when the MSM blew in the door and started bragging up the Dark Lord's wonderful signing of the hall pass for the SpecOps to make the hit. My first reaction was, "He's screwing with us. This didn't happen."

I still don't think it happened. Something doesn't ring true about this, but damned if I know what it is. Where is the Corpus Delecti? (I think that's the term.) They buried him at sea? I can see the SpecOps finding good humor in this, but not really swallowing it.

More likely, I think it's a media event being used to encourage a serious attack somewhere in the world, most likely here in the U.S., so the Dark Lord can initiate martial law upon us.

That's what I'm thinking about it.

Now, if you've been feeling a bit stagnant in your training lately- doing the same old Ho-hum routine day after day, month after month, and want to do something a bit different and beneficial to yourself, try this... (O'Blogger ain't letting me embed the code, so you're just gonna have to hit the linky thingy. Apologies.)

Really worth your time doing, this will work all your major muscle groups, make you think you're going to die- if you give it total attention and dedicated drive. About the only thing I'd do differently is shooting from around the door jamb rather than teach myself to stand in the middle of the door while shooting. Notice, also, the first shooter does a reload standing in the open- big no-no. Don't train yourself to do things you don't want in your memory banks.
Try this- don't wait. We may well be needing these skills more soon than we think.

Bless God, God bless.