Sunday, February 09, 2014

Ugh...

...or maybe "ugggggh..." We're maybe 4 days into this bout of snow, but it's not so much the snow as the winds. The small accumulation gets whipped overnight into big drift. Spent yesterday cutting drifts...not so much like shoveling snow as quarrying out concrete blocks and tossing them into a pile to wait for June. I'll fire up the snow blower this afternoon and keep chipping away at it. Been a while since we had this hard a winter, so we're due. The new south-facing Secret Hidden Bunker, 3000 feet lower, will make life in high country winter a little easier.

The weather's supposed to break in a couple of days, and they can get back to construction.

Have just about finished putting together the SHOOTING GALLERY 2015 Season plan...looks pretty good. We have the first planning meeting for THE BEST DEFENSE in a couple of weeks. I'm a little worried about scripting GUN STORIES because my pretty extensive gun library is packed away...that'll probably the first thing that gets unpacked at the new house. Hopefully by getting an early enough start on the broadcast products I'll be able to carve out more time for DOWN RANGE Television. I know Marshal and I be filming with Daniel Defense in March. I plan to film the Non-Permissive Jurisdiction project for DRTV, too.

I'd like to do do an Internet piece on prepping for ICORE...I'm been going through my stuff and seeing what can be twisted or tortured into use. My plan is to use a GP-100 6-inch rather than the 5-inch Match Champion, specifically for the adjustable sights. I'm going to change out the rear sights for a set of Bowen Rough Country adjustables and a green fiber optic front. I'm also going with a set of Hogue "Lamo Camo" grips to replace the Hogue rubber grips on the GP-100 I have...I never warmed up to the soft rubber Monogrips, and I like the design of the Hogue wooden/laminate grips (although some very knowledgeable revolver people profoundly hate them).

The only time I've really liked rubber grips on serious boomers, where anything that takes some of the sting out of them is a good thing. I especially like the Hogue "Tamer" Monogrips for the Ruger Alaskan .454 and the S&W .500 Magnum.

Marshal and I going to be doing a long range battle rifle class soon...I'm planning on using the Ruger SR762 if I can get it 100% in time. I would love to film that for DRTV as well.

LOL! As you've probably figured out, Marshal and I have more ideas than there are hours in the day...did I mention maybe a live DOWN RANGE Radio podcast from the NRA Show? A snubby revolver course? A comprehensive look at the state of the .380? Long range bolt guns? Wringing out the .204 Ruger on an AR platform? A test of the new Tac-Sol .300 Black? Profiles on top gunsmiths? And the list goes on and on and on...

5 comments:

Eric said...

Any chance of seeing an H&K product on Gun Stories?

Michael Bane said...

Not this season...both the G3 and the 416 are on the master list. I almost went with a P7 this season, but I think we opted for a PPK instead.

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ELIMN8U said...

I'm with ya on the snow and cold, we've had more below zero days than normal here and the 1-2" of snow can become 2'-3' drifts in no time...not to mention what 4-8" will do! Come on Summer!!!!

Eric said...

If you're doing the PPK, Joe *has* to wear a tuxedo!

Tim Flannery said...

I put wood grips on my S&W 500. To me it's more comfortable to shoot.