Friday, May 23, 2014
Look! Ahead! Normalcy!
That's Joe with Henry Morton Stanley's 4-bore Rolling Block he was carrying when he said those immortal words, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"
Hopefully, I can see normalcy in the not-too-distant-future! Has been hectic beyond words the last couple of weeks as we've raced to finish up filming for GUN STORIES With Joe Mantegna Season 4. Just came back from 4 days at the National Firearms Museum filming Joe's stand-ups, interviews with Curators Phil Schreier and Jim Supica, and my old friend Mark Keefe from AMERICAN RIFLEMAN. Also got to spend some time with Steve Hunter (new book, SNIPER'S HONOR, now available! Buy 2, one for you; one for a friend...read the Amazon reviews!).
As always, the interviews were great fun. We've also kicked things up a notch on B-roll of firearms...pretty spectacular this upcoming season!
BTW, this came in the AM emails...I present it without comment.
For those of you who've asked so nicely, here's a picture of Newt:
Much cuter than Chelsea Clinton, n'est pas? Smarter, too...Newt's already begun her Mountain Beagle training — avoiding cacti, clambering over rocks, barking at mule deer, all the basics. Not so hot on the ole housebreaking thing, but that's very beagle. She went in for her puppy check-up and the vet pronounced her magnificent. She and Asta the Manx are working toward a relationship that doesn't involve slapped noses and chunks of hair pulled out.
I gotta spend some time today on one-shot draws with the Ruger GP-100 from Cylinder & Slide. I am putting together a full feature on DRTV on that gun, because it is simply magnificent. I had hoped to be a little farther along in training for the International Revolver Championships in June, but the move kinda chewed up what I assumed would be practice time. Silly moi.