Thursday, December 03, 2009

A Really Strange Dream...

I woke up this morning thinking, I have let my 1911 down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart. I have not been true to my values and the behavior my 1911 deserves. I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect. I am dealing with my behavior and personal failings behind closed doors with my 1911. Those feelings should be shared by us alone...but damn, that Glock was cute!

What do you think it means? Does Wilson Combat or Kimber offer therapy? Could I get on Oprah? Should I engage Gloria Allred as my celebrity attorney?

AnarchAngel has an interesting post this AM on choosing a chronograph...the reason I link it here is that I've had a chrono for so long it never occurs to me that most shooters don't, and the chrono is an absolutely critical tool if you reload...and who doesn't these days? I've used Prochronos from Competition Electronics for decades. That's the one where the skyscreens are built into the unit, so you're shooting over the chrono. And NO, I've never put a bullet through a chrono, although my friend Tom Judd (with whom I started Front Range IDPA back in the day) has. The round had sufficient velocity to leave a really impressive wound channel.

I have to say if I was buying now I might look at a PACT Professional or another with a printing function. One thing I've wished is that I had a hard copy of of the hundreds of loads I've chrono'ed over the year stapled to the appropriate pages in the reloading manual as opposed to cryptic scribbled notes I can no longer decipher...I'm pretty sure that "200/7.8gUnique3900" doesn't mean I'm getting 3900 fps off 7.8 grains of Unique behind a 200 grain .44 lead bullet...I'd still be scrubbing lead out of the barrel...

(Flick'r photo ©Peter Kim, portfolio Absolute Cherry here)


Anonymous said...

she needs to get her finger on the frame and off the trigger...

just be grateful your dream stopped short of the 1911 turning into a lean ugly gun and devouring the Glock...(ref. Pharoh's dream in Genesis 41)

Louis said...

We need to have a poll for how many people saw the finger on the trigger first.

Tim Covington said...

You need to wear a hair shirt while you detail strip, clean and short 100 rounds through your 1911 while in the snow.

Pete said...

What kind of loads were you putting thru that Glock to get those facial lacerations?

And lay off the green chilies right before bed and you won't have dreams like that!

The Warrior said...


Mathew Paust said...

I saw it first!!

Jason said...

I'd like to know how to choose a shot timer.

Anonymous said...

^^^ about the shot timers, my one buddy has a PACT. I have a CED. I really hate the buzzer sound on my CED. It sounds like a goose withy laryngitis trying to honk.
I much prefer the clear crisp BEEP! of my friend's PACT.

As far as chrono's and reloading goes, I do have the CED and I like it because the brains and the display are right there on the bench next to me. There are these long wires that lead out to the electric eyes/skyscreens. So there is no chance I could blow a hole right through the brains/display... the most expensive part of the chrono. Also, if I do inadvertently hit an eye or a skyscreen, they are cheaper to replace. I have not hit either yet. (knocks on wood).

I keep my reloading data with me in a three ring binder. Using MS Word, I typed up a form. I three hole a bunch of extras of this form. Then the binder has those plastic tabbed dividers in it and then I have each tab labeled for the calibers I reload in. There is one for 9mm, .40, .45 and .223. I also print out my own targets out of card stock. For the pistol stuff I usually just stick a blaze orange sticker from Birchwood Casey right in the center of an 8.5 X 11 inch blank sheet of cardstock. Those will get 3 hole punched too, and I stick the target right behind the reloading data sheet/form.

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