Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Yikes!

Am back at Salt Lake Airport where I heave real Internet servide. Okay...okay...I will order a wireless modem card as soon as I get home so this doesn't happen again!

I think the lever show is going to come out pretty cool...everything just fell together. Here's J.B. Custom's ad ont he Chiappa Mare's Leg:

My goal is to get a .44 Magnum take-down version from Chiappa, then do the SPR routine with it. I like the Chiappa take-down system...unscrew the magazine tube; turn the barrel assembly 90 degrees and, viola! I sort of think the regular take-down M92 clone and an S&W 329 (obviously both in .44 maggie) makes a small, light, hard-hitting travel package for the hunter or paranoid person. I had to pry our loaner M92 take-down from SHOOTING ILLUSTRATED's Dick Williams' hands.

We've also signed on to do SHOOTING GALLERY episodes on the Advanced Armament's silencer shoot and the Order of Edwardian Gunners' World Side-by-Side Championships, as well as a .50 BMG show with Ronnie Barrett and some exclusive training with Todd Jarrett from Blackwater.

Meanwhile, I'm really impressed with the most recent lion story from Colorado:
IDLEDALE, Colo. (AP) — A mountain lion crept through an open door into a house outside Denver, snatched a Labrador retriever from a bedroom where two people were sleeping and left the dog's dead body outside, wildlife managers said Tuesday.

No one else was hurt. Officials didn't know how many other people were in the home about 14 miles southwest of Denver.

Wildlife officials later trapped the 130-pound male cat using the dog's body as bait and fatally shot it.
Here kitty kitty kitty! Darn things are worse than horseflies! Alf the Wonder Beagle has started working out more, just in case; she wants one of the .410 Bond derringers of her own, but I keep explaining about that opposable thumb thing.

9 comments:

Mark said...

By wireless I am hoping that you mean a card from your cellular provider. Otherwise you keep paying through the nose at airports such as SLC. They work well, and in more places.

Rastus said...

3G card only! Very much faster than my satellite and portable to boot. If you can find one that will attach to a yagi (KE5JDJ) get it and let me know where....mine tries to connect to the 153kb connects not the 3,100 kb if the 153kb has even a remotely stable signal.

From the exposed tailgate on the driveway overlooking Skiatook Lake....it's time to get my butt to work!

AAC SUPRESSOR SHOOT

YEAH !!!

YEAH !!!

YEAH !!!

Anonymous said...

Mare's leg? Totally useless. But neat! You can even pretend you are Steve McQueen.

Michael Bane said...

When I introduce the Mare's Leg on SG, I say that its tactical value is zip, nada, nothing. HOWEVERRRRRRRRR...you fills out yer Form 1, pays yer $200 tax, buy a replace standard-sized buttstock and when you get your stamp, you have the baddest SBR lever gun around! Ron Norton at Chiappa will even thread you a barrel for a suppressor...he's got a "tactical Mare's Leg" he built up for himself...

MB

Aaron said...

I used a Sprint card and now have a new system with the radio built in, It is great.

jdstep said...

Looking forward to some new shows on SG, when can we expect them? Caught a part of the show last night, I am guessing it was the 2007 IDPA? And just so you don't think you pulled one over on me, I saw your Kimber jam (failure to feed) during one segment. I couldn't tell by your "sheepish" grin - did you limp-wrist it or what? You actually had to have at least thought about shooting another take!

Keep up the good work, the gun culture needs you!

kmitch200 said...

HOWEVERRRRRRRRR...you fills out yer Form 1, pays yer $200 tax, buy a replace standard-sized buttstock and when you get your stamp, you have the baddest SBR lever gun around!

So then all you give up is useful barrel length, sight radius and round capacity?
What's not to like?
Oh...having to file Form 1, pay $200 and buy another buttstock for a gun that won't have any better ballistics or capacity than a long barreled 44 revolver.

A project for people with a lot more money than sense. It's different, but redefines the term 'niche'.

Rastus said...

So then all you give up is useful barrel length, sight radius and round capacity?

As a home defense weapon, close in defense weapon, that extra barrel length gets in the way, the sight radius is not needed and if in pistol caliber (aka sub as in submachine) you don't sacrifice that much and it's not a bad reload.

What's not to like?
Oh...having to file Form 1, pay $200 and buy another buttstock for a gun that won't have any better ballistics or capacity than a long barreled 44 revolver.

But it will be more easy to control, can be reloaded while ready to shoot (very big plus) and, for short range self defense you won't need the slightly better velocity and ballistics the slightly longer barrel will give. It would be especially good for my wife and and other spouses who are not willing to pick up a 44 mag pistol and shoot it...but they will pick up a short lever and can control it far better than a heavy pistol with the intimidating weight and muzzle blast.

A project for people with a lot more money than sense. It's different, but redefines the term 'niche'.

Naw....it is a niche. But then, so is a 44 mag pistol. You can't use it for dove hunting or duck hunting....you wouldn't want to use if for squirrels...heck you need a shotgun...what good is it. You give up useful sight radius, can't shoot shot (enough anyway at a decent velocity), can't shoot buckshot (other than one at a time), etc...very much a niche from a different standpoing. Plus...a 44 mag costs a whole lot more than your basic shotgun as does the ammo...obviously for people with too much money... ??? ... ???

Hey, not trying to be a real jerk here....it's just a different viewpoint. I grew up squirrel and rabbit hunting along with ducks, doves, quail and other birds...from that very valid standpoint (background) a 44 mag is totally useless but...that's just from that viewpoint. From the viewpoint of a handgunner that adapts his viewpoint around, say, a 44 mag the small game shotgunner might appear frivolous....just like the short barrel lever....

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