Saturday, January 25, 2014

Saturday, and Up Early Sunday...Maybe

Haven't been blogging because I've been dealing with vast quantities of steaming brown stuff as the new Secret Hidden Bunker moves along. It's a simple case of throwing more money at EVERYTHING. Budgets? We don't need no stinkin' budgets! We just go back to the Bank of Mike and hit the ATM! Rant rant! Rave rave! Whine whine! Bitch bitch!

Okay, I'm over it. I do suggest that if you're thinking of building a house, particularly a non-standard type of house not in a subdivision, find a sturdy piece of rope, step into your bathroom and hang yourself. It'll be over quicker, and you'll thank me for it in the end.

I am thinking of heading down to the freezing gun room long enough to reload enough cowboy rounds for tomorrow's match. I haven't shot any kind of match in ages and ages, the result of fickle weather and my brutal end-of-the-year travel schedule. I can barely remember how they work.

BTW, I was reading Paul Barrett's piece on the SHOT Show, and more and more the Glock book author shows his true colors:
A company called Lancer, for example, “introduced a stock capable of holding two ammunition magazines, although only one can be loaded at a time,” Terrill reports. I don’t know who needs a rifle holding two magazines when you can easily carry a spare on your belt or in a pocket, but there you are. Gun-control advocates aren’t going to be happy about this innovation, I predict.
Remember, Paul works for Bloomberg and told me that he thought his boss was a great boss and an honest man. You do the math. Of course Barrett also believes his good friend Ritchie Feldman's contention that many people in the industry are secretly pulling for a Hillary Clinton victory so they can benefit from another sales bubble. LOL! So stupid it's not even worth refuting. My favorite Feldman-ism (at least as I remember it) was when he went on a major gun forum and stated that I didn't exist, but was rather a compilation of a group of Washington antigun advocates who created me as an agent provocateur, or something like that.

You'd think they could have at least CGI'ed me to look like Darth Vader, or at least Chris Costa. After the last few days of dealing with the New Improved Bunker, I wish I didn't exist!


George said...

If you tire of spending money on your new fortress, you can donate some of that sizable fortune to a great charity - the George Charity For Firearm Knowledge and Culture. I can promise it will be well received and put to good use.

On a more serious note, I want to ask for a recommendation for a pocket holster for the Charter Arms Bulldog. I got smart and followed your recommendation for the 2.5" barrel and sold the 3" version I had. I have the version that has the shrouded hammer. I really like this revolver. I'm going to use Buffalo Bore's load made for the Bulldog, which should give me all the muscle I need to deal with any problems.

Your blog is one of my must-reads everyday I get on the web. I appreciate what you do when you have the time to do it.


Anonymous said...

I have always suspected that the guy I met claiming to be you was an actor. Too good looking and pleasant to have lived the life this composite character claims!

Michael Bane said...

Anon, remember, I was in one of Steven Hunter's novels, so doesn't that prove I'm actually a fictional character? If the guy you met was pleasant, it probably wasn't me. My Sweetie is pleasant, but she's shorter, blonder, younger and a girl, so you'd have noticed the difference. I was thinking of asking the guys who GGI me to give me, I don't know, a third arm or a minor super power like being able to unscrew any jar or make catsup pour on command.

I suspect I will be having a "Michael Buys the Beer" at NRA, so you'll get a chance to meet my doppleganger there.

George, I'm a huge fan f the inexpensive DeSantis Nemesis...they used to make one for the S&W K frame that perfectly fit the Bulldog, but I don't see that in their listings. You might want to give them a call and ask. Tuff Products ( has one for the fat Taurus Public Defender...I have a Tuff J-frame holster, and it's every bit as good as the Nemesis (at a similar price). I'd give them a call, too.


KevinC said...

For the record, that was an actor playing me on Shooting Gallery a few weeks ago.

I'm actually an okapi in the Bronx zoo.

Michael Bane said...


I'm sorry, but I think you're a ZEBRA who aspires to be an opaki...get a grip, brother!!!


Jerry from upstate new york said...

Today I put up some money on a new house in Pensacola
Another step to moving out of upstate New York

On another note I'm retired but used to fly for a major airline. In all your travels I've never heard you say you had any trouble taking any guns along. Has it gotten better than I remember?

Jerry from soon to be ex upstate New York

Anonymous said...

Building a house? Here's what you need to do:

1. Put a trailer, or at least a tent, on the property so you can monitor the (lack of) progress.

2. Put a table under the tent.

3. On that table, put a:

Copy of the contract (which should spell out each
and every special requirement in detail);

A phone with the contractor programmed in; and

A shotgun.

Have fun.

Mark Tovey said...


A little while back I remember you talking on the podcast about an upcoming project you had involving Sirius/XM satellite radio. I was wondering if that was still in the works, and if so, is there any sort of ETA? I would love to listen while on my way to work!

-Mark Tovey

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George said...

Oh I forgot to ask you this: do you think you can get Ruger to consider an LCR in 44 SPL? I think a 6 shot, shrouded hammer, with XS Big dot site would be awesome. And if they can make this work, have them cut the cylinder so it can accept moon clips too.