Wednesday, January 11, 2006
New Season for LOST, So I Feel Fine!
Spent the day at the range with Jerry Miculek doing a little piece for SHOT SHOW TV on Accuracy Grips. They're pretty interesting for a couple of reasons...they force the trigger finger into the proper position, and they direct the trigger finger away from the trigger when not actually firing.
I'm still a big fan of the Alumagrip aluminum grips for my 1911s, because I like the checkering. Although I am kinda bummed they stopped making them in trashy colors. I did a little endorsement for them at last year's SHOT SHOW, and another this year. BTW, I'm getting rich off the endorsement deal — 1 (count 'em) pair of grips! I even bought my own set of GUNSITE Alumagrips last time I was in Paulden. Maybe I need Jerry McGuire to represent me...SHOW ME THE MONEY! Don't give it to me...it's bad for me...but taunt me with it!
Still, Jerry M. speaks pretty highly of the Accuracy Grip system, and heaven knows he's forgotten more about trigger pull than I'll ever know. I'm going to put a set on my 9mm Kimber 1911 that I use to train people and see how they work. I'll let you know.
HOUSEKEEPING...First, thanks for all the kind words on the new season!!! I have dinner with Robin and crew tonight, and I'm going to convey all your great responses. Alledgedly, boxed sets of SG seasons should be available very very soon at Wal-Marts and on The Outdoor Channel site. BTW, if you should find yourself sitting around with nothing to do, why not drop a line to the Powers-That-Be at TOC and tell them SHOOTING GALLERY has made you a better person, enhanced your relationships with members of the opposite sex and been responsible for virtually all of your financial successes, including those at Texas Hold-Em. Oh, and if SG doesn't go to an hour, you're going to hold your breath until you turn blue. Seriously. I'd appreciate it!
Couple of exciting things got nailed down today...an instructional episode with Jerry on a brand-spanking new product from S&W and a first-time television look at Barrett's new boomer, the .416 Barrett, a shortened and necked down .50 BMG, which lobs a 400-grain bullet at 3250 fps. Perfect for small game and garbage trucks!
Been talking to Taurus about the 1911 project they revealed last year, and they've got big plans for SHOT. We'll be on top of that (and, yes, it's looking like we will be doing two SGs from the floor of SHOT, as long as much shirt holds out!
Got to go scrape off the range dirt! More later...
One more BTW...can you believe that Apple introduced a revolutionary new Power Laptop with 4X the speed, much more power and a $200 less price tag less than a week after I bought a new, now obsolete PowerBook??? I guess my karma is still stained. Hell, is it any wonder I buy old Rugers?