No haints, ghosts, poltergeists, zombies, vampires, witches, liberals or other blood-sucking fiends!
I'm continuing the sprint to the end of the year. Last week was a spectacular filming week for THE BEST DEFENSE, with locations arranged by Marshal & Teresa Halloway. Everything pulled together perfectly — when the worst production delay for the week was having the batteries die in the Airsoft AR-15, you know you're golden. I especially like the shootout in a church, modeled on the Colorado incident.
I know I say it every year, but we're kicking this season up to the next level. I'm very pleased to be working with new Producer Jeff Murray, who has brought a ton of energy and vision to TBD.
We did get in one day at the range…check out the DRTV video of Seeklander training for the IDPA Back-Up Nationals with a vintage Century Arms 45/70 single action revolver. I remember seeing ads for these behemoths in the late 1970s/early 1980s, so it was really cool to actually shoot one, We used up a box of Remington 300-grain JSPs.
I remember thinking what a thumb-buster that beast would be! I finally got a 45/70 Contender from J.D. Jones and did indeed bust a lot of my own skin with heavy bullet loads. Interestingly enough, the Century 45/70 didn't recoil all that badly with the loads we were using…I'm thinking that the softer push of the 300-grainers was a combination of not fully burning all the powder in the pistol-length barrel and the fact that we've all shot such fire-breathing monsters as the .500 S&W Magnum and the .500 and .475 Linebaughs. Also the undeniable fact that the Century weighs as much as a Prius.
Also got to shoot a Sig P-210/5 Target:
It's got the extended barrel and came from the factory with a tuned trigger, which was pretty cool since the P-210 in its regular flavors generally has a fine trigger pull. I've shot a bunch of P-210s over the year — and have considered buying one…but I wisely breath into a plastic bag until the feeling passes — but this one is really, really sweet. The trigger surprised both me and Seeklander. It is a target shooting monster, to be sure.