Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Random Thoughts...

I've been a little busy lately, as well as somewhat under the weather, and I suppose that will have to pass as my excuse for not posting. I've still been lurking though, when I've had the time. That takes less creative energy than writing does, as well as being more informative anyway. I learn more by listening than talking, and the same holds true in the blogosphere.

I haven't had a whole lot to say about the Amy Bishop Saga because there isn't really that much to say about it, except to point out that neither side of the political spectrum has the lock on crazy... we on this side, however, don't usually point to such incidents as typical liberal behavior.

I honestly thought I'd be writing a post about how not to do a job interview - I felt like it had gone that badly last Thursday - but to my complete amazement, I had come out number 2 overall and will shortly be getting a call for a second interview. I had done it all wrong, starting out with calling the wrong extension at the security desk, to be pointedly told by the HR lady on the other end of the line the correct extension number (which had been in my email, but I had of course forgotten) and stumbling through with some awkward silences, some really dumb answers to their questions and generally feeling like I had absolutely blown it. Maybe they had been swayed by my dazzling good looks... or maybe most of the others had been even more moronic, I don't know.

I'm getting that itch again, too... I am casting about looking for my next gun purchase... mulling whether to buy a small revolver or another semi-auto rifle. Right now I have my eye on the Kel-Tec SU16CA in .223, although I've heard mixed reviews about it, and a Saiga 16in in 7.62X39. The Saiga is significantly cheaper, which may be the deciding factor, since money is tight, but we'll see. I know I'll have to turn in a crapload of aluminum cans either way...
As far as revolvers go, I know next to nothing about them, other than my wife's is sweet (.357 Smith and Wesson 686 in stainless), but quite expensive. I'm thinking of a smaller one, something concealable in anticipation of being able to get a CCW in the wake of incorporation via MacDonald, but who am I kidding - it'll likely be years of litigation before the laws here change to shall-issue, if at all... any suggestions as to a revolver, though, would be most welcome...

5 comments:

Linoge said...

Oleg Volk swears by KelTec's products (though he might be something of a biased source, given they hire him for promotional pictures), but their offerings have always left me somewhat... uneasy. I am ok with polymer guns now - hell, I carry one - but those incarnations are... well, the engineer in me gets quirky about their feel. And if I am that way about them (for whatever reason), I am not going to use them, and then what is the point?

That said, it is a Kalifornistan-legal EBR, and that is something for it.

Me, I went for the M1A to satisfy my "up yours" to the Kalifornistan legislators - evil, black, and it throws out bigger, heavier bullets farther than most of the stuff they specifically banned. Bite me :).

Kevin said...

Yes, and your M1A is a beautiful rifle. Alas, at close to $2k, such a one is not in the cards for me, worse luck.

丟臉 said...

成功是一把梯子,雙手插在口袋裡是爬不上去的。..................................................

FHB said...

I have buddies who swear by KelTecs. One dude has a .223 "pistol". Nuts. Hilarious to shoot. Loud as hell.

Larry said...

I really like the Taurus .357 snubbie I got for my little sis a couple years ago at Xmas- Basically the 5 shot revolver is a copy of the Lady Smith. I got her the internal hammer model, blued rather than stainless for concealed carry in purse or pocket (in a holster either way, of course.) Has the advantage of being able to shoot much cheaper .38 special ammo as well.