Friday, June 26, 2009
I cant believe it! I've actually came across the worlds most expensive pistol light/laser. And of course I can't buy it......Not that I would. Only Uncle Sam has that kind of money. Not a dumb old carpenter. But if i was Uncle Sam i could save $150.00!!! WHOO HOO!!! Our taxpayer money hard at work.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
At work today, I was talking to a driver who works for Columbus Wood Products out of Columbus, Ohio. We were just chewing the fat about nothing really. The conversation then turned to where he lived and the things that have happened to him wile living in that part of town.
Apparently, a few years back, he was out on a run delivering pizza at around 11:30pm. When he finished up for the night, he grabbed a free pie, tossed it in his car, and headed home.
While pulling into his apartment complex everything seemed to be normal. He drove into a parking spot, turned off his car, grabbed his dinner and opened his car door. The next thing he knew there was a gun pointed at his head. A robber demanded he give them his wallet. Scared for his life he readily gave it up. A hundred and fifty dollars isn't worth dieing for. Especially if you have a family.
After he gave up his wallet, the attacker and his buddy's jumped in the vehicle and took off.
Doing what any of us would have done, he called the police and filed a report. It seems there was a rash of robberies just like his in that area. The cops called nearby apartment complex security to tell them the description of the vehicle, what the assailants looked like, and what had happened.
A few hours later there was a knock at his door. It was 3:30am and he had just turned in after such a scary ordeal. He rolled out of bed and answered the door. It was the police. They need him to ID the people they just apprehended. Sure enough it was the same guys.
I asked him "Didn't you want to punch them in their face?"
He responded by saying "Seeing how the cops were there, it didn't seem to be such a good idea."
Makes sense i guess...
That story and other happenings in my life, really makes me think about how cautious you have to be. You never know when desperation will knock at your door. I can't help but think about how lucky he was.
Another thing he told me that most of those kids will talk tough but won't back it up. Flash a gun and they normally change their tune. It's a shame that it has to come to that. But, in the same sense, I'd also hate to ever run into someone who has nothing to lose. I'd rather have the option to flash it and shut them up than have something worse happen.
Monday, June 22, 2009
So this weekend I finally got to go and shoot my new AR-15. I was so excited! Like a kid the day before Christmas.
My father in law and I got to the range got out targets up and got to it. At first I wasn't really paying much attention as to where my shots were going. After getting used to the recoil (which wasn't bad at all) i started to see that all of my shots were going high. So i proceeded to adjust the elevation nob on my Eotech clone. Yes i said clone. I soon discovered that I perhaps should have went all out on my optics.
For some reason, when adjusting the elevation up or down the circle dot was moving up and down when I was turning the knob in the direction for it to go down. So I figured that's all the adjustment it had! I was PISSED!! You can see my frustration in the youtube video. I dropped 130.00 and I didn't have the option of returning it. I bought it off of Gunbroker.com and the time that I had to return it had already lapsed.
After calming down a bit I decided that I wasn't going to waste any more ammo on messing with it. So I decided to shoot my Taurus .45 PT-845 and my German K-98 a bit. It didn't make me feel any better. I really wanted to get the AR dialed in. At that point i decided to pack it up and call it a day.
After I got home I went straight to my bar, made a cocktail and headed for the workbench in my shop.
The first thing i did was take that HoloSite off and try to see what it was doing. After spending a little time with it i realized that the stupid thing was going up and down BUT it was going up higher every time it cycled. So there was more adjustment than i realized when i was at the range! Oh well. That gives me an excuse to go out and try again!
Needless to say it was a ton of fun to shoot. It is by far my favoite gun in my collection! Hopefully next time i get it out i dont have any problems. Knowing my luck ill get the thing Zeroed and it wont hold it.... lol