Thursday, February 12, 2015

A Meeting Day...

Yes, these things happen…I occasionally have to pretend to be a television producer as opposed to some guy who shoots too much and owns too many guns. Tomorrow, I shoot on the range. Saturday, a match.

The nationwide shooting competition we're working on has made it to the next step…if we can make it work, it's a game-changer…and I think we have the resources to make it work. I really really really need a clone!

Am watching QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER for about the dozenthteenth time…sort of the movie equivalent of comfort food. Speaking of which, did I mention that we discovered a new restaurant in Vegas this year — Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in the Venetian? Me and Producer John Carter knows us some fried chicken, and though it pains me to say this the Yardbird signature fried chicken was better than my grandmother's, which I would swear was handed down by the angels.

I note the .22 TCM is getting an Oleg Volk treatment. I love the cartridge and sincerely hope it continues. I'm definitely going to build up a 6-inch 1911 long distance blaster in .22 TCM…any minute now. Wouldn't it be cool to have an M1 Carbine in .22 TCM…like the old .22 Spitfire/5.7 Johnson? I believe Iver Johnson did a 9mm M1 for a few years, so it wouldn't be a big deal, I would think.

9 comments:

Scott in Pa said...

Although there's a bit of a difference between the .22 TCM and the .221 Askins / .22 Velodog, for some reason or another every time I read about the .22 TCM it channels my inner Charlie Askins!

Scott in Pa said...

That should be the 5.5 Velodog...not 22!

Sheepdog1968 said...

Thank you thank you thank you Michael. An episode on SG dedicated to lever actions. I must have a lever action issue. I was listening to your pod cast yesterday and it wasn't till you were half way through it when you casually mentioned what was on SG. I was shocked I tell you, shocked. How come that wasn't the first words out of your mouth on your podcast. It was major news of significant proportion. Yes, I have a lever action problem. By the way, I went online to look at the Taylor taken down models. In addition to the Alaskan, they also have a taken down in 45 colt with case hardened receiver and nice wood. Looks like I will be saving. I think that's going to be my travel long arm.

Anonymous said...

What is this "too many guns" you
speak of?

sbubrick said...

Someone had .22 M1 carbines at Shot Show. I have the conpany name somewhere.I'l see if I can find it in all of the crap I collected there!
Yes the chicken is good there, but living in Las Vegas it's no big deal, I can go anytime.

Michael Bane said...

I think it's my friend Ron Norton used to bring the .22 M1 Carbines in for Chiappa...

Karl Wood said...

Too many guns? Too much shooting? Have you started drinking their Cool Aid? As far as I know, too many guns is a myth and too much shooting as only occurred when you are so bruised and sore that you cannot properly hold the gun.

Karl

Overload in Colorado said...

Another thumbs up on the lever action episode. I loved the Taylor's 1892 Alaskan Take-Down, but was stunned by the $1300 MSRP. I know all lever actions aren't this expensive, but I can see why the AR is so popular.

Michael Bane said...

Overload…yeah, that's why I don't own one. And thanks for the kind words! If I was going to default to a lever gun for self defense, it'd be a Marlin .44 Magnum…an OLD Marlin .44 Magnum! Should be able to find one for around $600. I wouldn't rule out a .44 Win 94 Trapper…as I mentioned, I paid $125 NIB for mine from a gun store going out of business. It's been a 100% gun with both Mags and Specials.ALternately, the little Marlin .357s were great guns…I loaned mine to Seeklander so he could work on techniques with it and I may NEVER get it back…

mb