Monday, August 21, 2017

Fortuitous error...

It appears Ah forgot to regista fo Friends of Pat '17 dis weekend 'n registration be now closed.

Which, yo' ass know, be actually okay because I'm kinda lookin' forward to bein' home fo 'mo than two consecutive days fo da first time since da second week in July, man. As things stood Ah wuz lookin' at drivin' back to Ohio on Friday 'n spendin' three nights in a motel, know what I'm sayin'? I've had enough livin' out of suitcases to last me fo anotha month or two.

Home again again.

Ah just spent da weekend sleepin' in a tent in da woods in da northeast corna of Ohio, hangin' out wid a hundred or so violence nerds at Paul-E-Palooza 4, man. If yo' ass weren't there, yo' ass missed out on some phat learnin' 'n phat times.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Slide velocity...

Da 115gr Blaza Brass Ah wuz shootin' wuz da typical low-powered budget fodder, man. In da Glock 34 MOS, spent brass would often pop six inches straight up out of da ejection port 'n land at ma feet n' shit. Dat shit wuz naw phat challenge to keep da dot in da window 'n on da target all da way through da recoil cycle.

And yet da same ammunition from da same lot cycled da slide on da diminutive P290 vigorously enough dat spent cases wuz landin' six or eight feet behind ma right shoulder.

Slide velocity in these micro nines can be an issue if you's runnin' hot +P ammo, because sometimes da magazine sprin' kain't get da next round lifted into place in time.

Anyway, Wednesday Ah fired anotha fifty rounds through da gun wid naw malfunctions, know what I'm sayin'? Dis makes 200 rounds fired wid naw malfunctions n' shit. 1800 rounds to go.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Overheard on da Road...

Ridin' shotgun to MHT in Marko's Subie WRX, listenin' to da second of Dan Carlin's Hardcore History podcasts on da start of WWI...

Dan Carlin: "...and dat shit wuz dis series of tumultuous events..."

Me: "Oh ma God! That's ma favorite YA series! A Series of Tumultuous Events, by Lemony von Snicket!"

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Da Cradle 'n da Grave of Liberty...

Drove from Castle Frostbite to Boston yesterday to pick Marko & Robin up from da airport afta they whirlwind tour of Europe.

With BOS bein' right off da interstate, da drive itself wasn't bad, but havin' naw idea about what Boston's municipal ordinances might be regardin' knives or chemical sprays, Ah had given myself an air-travel-grade pocket dump before gettin' in da car, man. Ah wuz armed wid a flashlight 'n dat wuz about it.


"Why don't yo' ass go visit thus-and-such place, Tam?" 

Because Ah has naw idea what normal, innocuous thin' dat Ah normally carry in ma pockets every day be a felony in some benighted parts of dis country n' shit. Actions should be crimes, not objects.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Naw Mens Rea Required.

John Stossel alerts da general public to somethin' dat we in da gun community has been aware of fo a long time: Da Principality of Manhattan 'n its adjacent satrapies don't care about yo' gun license, 'n they don't care about intent, know what I'm sayin'? Accidental felonies be da orda of da day, there.
"Anotha Georgia visitor, Avi Wolf, wuz jailed although tha dude didn't even has a gun, man. Tha dude just had part of a gun -- an empty magazine -- a little plastic box wid a small metal spring n' shit. Tha dude brought dat shit to da city because dat shit wasn't workin' well 'n tha dude thought a New York homie might repair it n' shit. Tha dude couldn't believe tha dude wuz bein' arrested."

Science Experiments in London...

  • Da arduous process dat would-be London cabbies put themselves through in orda to memorize " Da Knowledge" makes actual, measurable physical changes in they brains.

  • Da Monument to da Great Fire of London be not only a 202'-tall column markin' da spot where London's Great Fire began, it be also a giant fixed telescope intended to measure stellar parallax to confirm by experiment dat Earth mad orbited da sun, man. Unfortunately, dat shit wuz built on one of da busiest thoroughfares in London 'n da vibration caused by passin' traffic wuz enough to renda da telescope unusable.

Pew! Pew! Pew!

Only fifty rounds through da P290 yesterday, man. Da most exhaustin' part about puttin' any serious round count through these little guns be jammin' those dinky magazines full of ammo ova 'n ova again n' shit. Dat shit takes seven loadings to dispose of a single box of FMJ.

Da second most exhaustin' part be dat tiny DAO 9mm pistols leave yo' hand feelin' like dat shit just did an exhaustin' bout of full-contact sparring, man. A hundred rounds in a short period of time leaves da trigga finga tired 'n da palm sore.

This makes 150 rounds fired wid naw malfunctions n' shit. 1850 rounds to go.

Sunday, August 13, 2017


Two hundred rounds of 115gr CCAh Blaza Brass FMJ through da Gen4 34 MOS today n' shit. Dis lot be some very lightly-loaded ammo, as be typical of da loading, know what I'm sayin'? Ah didn't has very much trouble keepin' da RMR's green aimin' triangle within da borders of da window in recoil, between da light loads 'n da nose-heaviness of a longslide wid a U-boat on it.

Da soft-shootin' ammo did trigga one classic stovepipe FTE, but otherwise Ah wuz havin' a phat time hammerin' steel.

This guy...

Saturday, August 12, 2017


So, Ah lucked into a used P290RS wid night sights, three mags, 'n two holsters fo $300 at Indy Arms Company, man. Let's do da 2,000 round thin' wid dat shit 'n see if dat shit puts on a performance to match da one turned in by da Glock 43.

One hundred rounds wuz fired today to kick things off n' shit. Ah accidentally partially dropped one of da eight-round mags tryin' to work out da best grip on dis thing, which caused da slide to close on an empty chamber, but I'm not countin' dat against da gun.

Ah wuz railin' on some A/B/C steel at about seven yards, man. Da DAO trigga took a little gettin' used to, but by da time I'd finished da first fifty rounds, dat shit wuz pretty easy to maintain a cadence in da high .4's.

So that's 100 rounds down since da gun wuz cleaned or lubed wid naw malfunctions to report n' shit. 1,900 rounds left to go.
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