Sunday, July 24, 2016

The Face Of A Monster

This is a record setting case, and in a very bad way.  Go Read it.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

L-17B, A Korean War Veteran!

And now with even more horsepower!  An extra 100 ponies up front has to make travel much more enjoyable.  Thank You, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Beating The Air Into Submission

You never know what will fly in next at the airport across from my office.  This big chopper stopped for fuel one day, and it is a noisy son-of-a-gun.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Ruger's Auctions: A Double This Week!

This week there are two auctions!  Ruger is offering this P95 Sales Sample to benefit the Light Foundation, and...    ($905)

..this 32 H & R Magnum Single Six  to benefit the USA Shooting Team. Both of these firearms will sell mid-day, Wednesday, July 20, 2016.  100%  of the proceeds of these sales will go to benefit the respective beneficiaries.   ($805)

Monday, July 18, 2016

Tuesday Torque: Dateline, Wichita

Doc is back in the air after sixty years, and more than fifteen years of restoration work.

Hard To Believe...

...but true.  I talked to a couple of grown men at the range over the weekend who hadn't heard of Hickok45!  Just in case you fall into that sad category, here is a video from the NRA to fill you in and to probably get you hooked on Hickok45's channel.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Farm Bureau Young Leader Steel Shoot

We had a great day at the Carmi Rifle Club.  Temps were in the eighties, and that's remarkable for Southern Illinois in the middle of July.  The annual steel shoot hosted by the White County Farm Bureau went off like clockwork and we had a great dinner of pulled pork barbecue, coleslaw, and baked beans by Yesterday's Catering.

Here's a little bit of the action.

Trevor Armstrong took top honors shooting the top score of the day, and his dad Tim took fourth place, just eight seconds behind him. Contestants shot five stages, with five targets per stage, and five turns; with the slowest time dropped from each stage. That makes for 100 timed shots for all five stages, so you can do the mental math on the scores and see how everyone fared.  Divide Trevor's score by 100 and you will see that he averaged 2/3 of a second per plate, buzzer to final shot.  That's pretty darn good, Trevor!

                                                        Click on the pictures to enlarge.

This is a happy group of people; we didn't even break a sweat on this great July day.

Did we come to shoot, or come for the food?  You all come next year and form your own opinion!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Ruger's Auction To Benefit The USA Shooting Team

Ruger is offering a M-77 Mk II bolt action rifle in .308 caliber this week to help the USA Shooting team.  This one is new-old-stock, built in November 1994.  M77's are great rifles and you can't go wrong with this one whether you want a shooter or a safe queen.  This fine rifle will sell mid-day, Wednesday, July 13, 2016.  100% of the proceeds of this auction will go to benefit the USA Shooting Team.  Click Here for the full description and to place your bid.  $847

Would You Like To Learn To Dance? Steve Goodman

Monday, July 11, 2016

Tuesday Torque: Flying Shop Rag!

We used to fly control line planes many years ago, and for some reason we never heard of this.  Do these things need an FAA drone permit?

1937, Again?

We have all been taught that World War II began in 1939.  Historians tie it to Hitler's invasion of Poland, but there was much going on in the World before that.  This famous photo was taken at the Shanghai railroad station in 1937 shortly after a bombing raid by the Japanese that killed 1500.  There was much criticism of this photo at the time; people said it must have been staged.  The child's mother was one of the 1500 killed, and the father left with the child without photographer Wong getting his information.  It's real enough. Read The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang if you think World War II did not begin for another two years.

We have been seeing photos like this for several years now as Islam continues its march to eliminate Christianity and anything else it doesn't like.  Mohammed's minions are now well entrenched on our shores and the violence is encircling the globe in spite of the efforts to ignore it by news hacks and self-serving politicians.  At what point will it boil over?  Judging from history, it's bound to happen, and the pace of terrorist attacks continues unabated.

Not My Victrola: Everybody Calls Me Honey, Nora Bayes

Do NOT Stop For A Mob

Back up, turn around, or go through the mob if you have to.  Just don't stop.

Colin Noir Nails It