Friday, June 01, 2007

One way to skin a cat

There are a lot of ways to clean a rifle. Courtesy of ODCMP, SSG William T. Pace of the US Army's Maksmanship Unit gives us his method. I've used a similar method before and it does work just fine.

Since I changed to Eezox as my primary cleaner/lube, I've developed a different method that seems to work quite well. I am going to investigate his greater use of the brush to see if it might help get me off the cleaning bench faster. I figure that if they don't worry about using a brush in a match barrel that much, I ought to be just fine in my standard barrels.

Sorry about the lack of posts

I've been busy and I still don't feel 100%. Couple that with a general crappy attitude, and you get no bloggage.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day Greetings

On this Memorial Day, I'd like to send my greetings and my gratitude to all our military veterans and those actively serving our country. Thank you.


For those who haven't been able to keep up, HB 1487, the "Let's jail crime victims" bill, has failed to pass out of committee. Unfortunately, so has HB 476, a "Castle Doctrine" bill. Both are now dead for the session. Win some, lose some.

When theory meets practice

I got this from the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action:

State Representative Michael DeBose (D-12) of Cleveland (OH)was an opponent of Right-to-Carry, having voted against the measure twice. All that changed on the night of May 1, when he was confronted by two men, one of whom was wielding a gun. On that night, Rep. DeBose’s sense of security in his neighborhood changed, as did his view on lawful citizens being able to defend themselves.

Rep. DeBose was lucky—this time—that his running, screaming, and summons for help prevented him from being harmed. When asked how this recent experience may change the prism through which he views Right-to-Carry, Rep. DeBose was crystal clear: "I was wrong. I'm going to get a permit and so is my wife. I've changed my mind. You need a way to protect yourself and your family. I don't want to hurt anyone. But I never again want to be in the position where I'm approached by someone with a gun and I don't have one. There are too many people who are just evil and mean-spirited. They will hurt you for no reason. If more people were packing guns, it might serve as a deterrent.”

Isn't it amazing how when theory meets practice, practice usually wins? But isn't it even more amazing just what it takes for some people to learn this lesson?

I'm glad that Rep. DeBose is OK, and I'm happy he's had his moment of epiphany, however frightening and dangerous it was. He's now going to be one of our bestest buddies and a great resource to talk to those who believe as he once did.

Oh, and Rep. DeBose, anytime you get down here to God's country, let me know and I'll take you to the range. Ammo for the excursion is on me.