Monday, January 11, 2010

Hola!

It's been a while since I last posted... the family and I had a fun (albeit very busy) Christmas, and a pretty sedate New Year. The kids are a bit grumpy today - their first day back to school, after three weeks off.

This last weekend was a good one. Saturday saw quite a few firsts for me, as I finally got to go shooting for the first time in months...
First time I shot my AR - which performed extremely well (at least with Federal .223 - it would not cycle Remington 50gr hollowpoints for some reason) and turned out to be a lot of fun to shoot.
First time I shot an AK - my buddy Jim's Lancaster Arms - also fun to blast away with...
First time I shot a .44 magnum - my buddy Will's Taurus - first time he shot it too - loud, obnoxious and a little painful, but producing grins all around...

I have been following the news somewhat, although I didn't have much of anything to say that hasn't already been said. Number One Son's take on the Christmas Day bombing attempt pretty much summed it up:
"Aw, man! Does that mean they're going to check everyone's underpants at the airport now?"
Yes, son, I think it does. Because we're all Abdulmutallab now, as far as TSA is concerned. Can't wait to see my full body scan hit the internet.

6 comments:

DirtCrashr said...

Yay for the AR shootin - and the AK!! That's my take on the .44 magnum also - snap! A .45 Colt seems mild (and preferable) by comparison.
The AR feeding might be due to feedlips or to the 50grain's case-length?

Kevin said...

Something to look into, DC. I'm just so pleased that I didn't assemble my lower incorrectly! I'll compare cartridges when I get home tonight...

VikiASig said...

No pains, no gains..........................

DirtCrashr said...

50-grainers should feed. Is the buffer and all that back-end stuff staked good and tight? I was just thinking that if there's slack movement aft, it might cause issues forward - but you say the Federal worked fine - is it heavier or faster? Just thinkin' aloud...

Linoge said...

Congratulations on joining the Evil Black Gun Militia - I have to admit, growing up with a father directly engaged in the Cold War, it is an amazing world we live in when we can shoot the primary arms of both parties' armies at the same range, on the same day. Got me beat on the .44 Mag, though... but then I am not a masochist ;).

Kevin said...

Heh.. I also shot a friends Ruger Redhawk, chambered in .454 Casull - talk about masochistic - but I neglected to mention it, since it wasn't a first..