Sunday, June 17, 2007

Baaaaaaaaaah Ram Ewe!

Bet none of the rest of you went to the Estes Park Wool Market yesterday! I only carried a .32 Kel-Tec, since I figured I was pretty safe from rampaging woolies. My Sweetie is an obsessive knitter, and she needed to yarn up. I personally lobbied for a buffalo yarn felted cowboy hat, which wohld have been 'spensive...there's a job title nominee for a Discover Channel series — Buffalo Shearer!

Besides, every so often I get this urege to retreat to a redoubt, raise goats, shoot coyotes and post a sign that reads:

Farnam's Freehold!
Warning! Land Mines!
Stay on the path!
Keep your hand above your head!
Books always welcome as trade goods.
Also tailess Manxes, beagles and parrots...
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

Whatever...I'm goihng to spend a little time today wrestling with a new tube preamplifier for the podcast, my goal of course to become the morning DJ on W...O...L..D, playing all the hits for you wherever you may be. Sorry...obscure cultural reference. The podcast has really taken off, and over the next few weeks we'll be pumping it up even more. Very quickly, we'll be hooking up a podcast link on GunsAmerica.com, so 1.5 million people will have a chance to sign up. I'm also thinking of hiring a specialized marekting form to promote the blog/podcast, in my quest for Total World Domination. Stay tuned...

Right now I'm wrestling with a Gun Conundrum. This particular came about talking to Rob Pincus, the chief instructor at Valhalla and the author of the book COMBAT FOCUS SHOOTING (which has found some serious proponents in the SEAL teams, I hear), about carbines as rapid response weapons. I've been thinking about the conversation a good bit, and I have an urge for another carbines (while I'm waiting for the damn SIG 556!). My conundrum is "thump or speed," one of the Bushmaster .450 Hornady thumpers or an FNH PS90 triple-rails in real fast 5.7 X 28. I tend to default to the larger caliber, but I'm hearing anecdotal information about the little bitty speedsters delivering the mail...and that 50-round magazine is appealing. What would really sell the PS90 would be if I could get the short subgun barrel with a suppressor (two $200 transfer fees, I suppose...one of rhte SBR, the other for the silencer).

I'm going to talk about the whole 5.7 X 28 controversy on the Wednesday podcast, plus my take ont he current generation of service pistols; we'll also have a couple of Bruce Gray training videos I shot up in New Hamster last week up on Wednesday on DOWN RANGE.

TUNE IN, or otherwise I might have to get legitimate work! And I don't actually know that much about goats...

5 comments:

Geoff aka Pathfinder on DRTV said...

Goats are nasty, filthy smelly critters, especially the males ("Billies").

Sheep on the other hand are, well, sheep, small dumb woolie animals that will keep your Sweetie in knitting wool for decades. And lamb is delicious, especially with mint treatment.

Me, I like cows, big, incredibly dumb, but like all of God's dumb critters, human or otherwise, a handful to deal with or just contain. But, just one will feed you just about forever, and let you build your own, from the ground-up (literally) holsters and belts.

Mark said...

feeling all of 45, going on 15...
Hate to think Harry Chapin is deeply obscure now. Only the good die young.

Anonymous said...

WITH A GOOD GOAT....YOU WILL BE ALONE!!!!

Hazcat said...

The FNH site says the magazine capacity is either 10 or 30. I did not see a 50 rounder.

Hobie said...

I thought that Farnham's Freehold was an inconsequential SciFi book. I NEVER expected to EVER see a reference to it. Just that little bit and I recalled much of the book...