Was heartened this AM from an Showbiz Tonight hit piece on the Obama Joker poster...surprise, they didn't get it, but should people be allowed to make fun of El Supremo? Well, it's a little early to start hanging Tea Party participants from light poles, a la Mussolini's Italy, but don't worry — it's probably on the short list agenda for his second term!
Got to the range yesterday to put some rounds through the new Ruger SASS Vaqueros. Overall was very impressed. The triggers were around 5 pounds and crisp; the Montado hammers were perfect for cowboy action shooting, and the Long Hunter-suggested wider rear sight are just excellent...the cherubs and seraphim tell me that the .140 rear sights will likely become standard on all Vaqueros, which is good since it's one of the first mods people do to their out-of-the-box guns.
I mostly did one-shot draws on the Salute Targets paddle wheel target...this is an excellent training tool and will make you work. At 16 pounds it's also easy to set up and easy to store, which is a rarity with steel targets. You've got to really hammer the paddle wheel with those light cowboy .38 Special loads to spin it!