Saturday, February 01, 2014

Low Key Saturday!

First, I eeeeeeeeked out a 4th overall in last weekend's cowboy match, although the guy in 3rd place shot a Thompson semiauto as the rifle and a 1911 as the pistol (obviously, a different class!). Very pleased. My Sweetie came in 6th overall, so very proud of her as well! Especially after our several months' layoff. If we can just do as well in a 3-Gun match as soon as the Great Thaw hits.

New Secret Hidden Bunker is now officially On Hiatus...too much snow; too cold...sigh. The joys of building in winter in the High Country. Since we didn't have anything housewise to worry about today, we took Alf the Wonder Beagle on a long snowshoe hike...we wore the snowshoes; Alf got by on her 4-Paw-Drive. I did make a minor change in ammo on the Designated Dog-Walking Gun, the Taurus Judge PD. There's a mountain lion in the has killed and eaten 2 dogs in the last week. So I went to a progressive loading of 3 Federal #000 buckshot rounds backed up by an "anchor" of 2 Winchester .45 Colt Silvertips, 225-gr screamers I'm very comfortable with.

Interestingly enough, we didn't hike quite as far as we'd intended, since the Wonder Beagle got spooked. One atom of cat scent in the air sends her headed for home! We still got in an good workout. Darn cold, though.

Good piece by John Lott in NRO Online, The Cruelty of Gun-Free Zones:
Yet the media do understand the dangers of gun-free zones — at least when it comes to their own safety. Shortly after the Journal News of Westchester County, N.Y., got national attention in December 2012 for publishing the names and addresses of local gun owners, documentarian and activist James O’Keefe secretly filmed editors of the paper deciding not to put signs in front of their homes saying that their houses were “gun free.” One of the editors, after saying he hated guns, worried out loud that such a sign would make his home a target of criminals.
I've always thought the media should be willing to put large yellow triangle sticker on the windows of their homes reading, "GUN FREE AND PROUD!" They never will, spineless hypocrites.

I have to confess I'm not going to the Great Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, or SCI for that matter. My travel schedule spins up in a week or so, and I wanted to enjoy the time I had at home. And shoveling the driveway...LOL! Been watching Klondike...reminded me that it's been a long time since I've pulled a sled up a mountain in Alaska. Was cold then, too...

The battle for repeal  of Colorado's Bloomberg lovefest laws begins Monday. I don't think we're going to get anywhere in this legislative session, but it's going to be a new world after this year's elections.

Also ordered holsters today for the Ruger GP100 Match Champion (a Blade-Tech OWB and Hoffner Mirage IWB) and a Blade-Tech OWB for the SP-101 snub.

Otherwise, I cooked up some jerk salmon tonight using some Savory Extra Hot Jerk Seasoning...good stuff! Rub a little olive oil on the salmon...salt...pepper...lots of jerk seasoning. Broil on high for 5 minutes; dribble a few more drops of olive oil on the salmon, seal in aluminum foil, bake at 425 degrees for 5 more minutes. Pretty good, and lots of heat! Served with Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale.

It might break 20 degrees tomorrow! Yippie!


Anonymous said...

The Savory Spice Shop Extra Hot Jerk Mix is one of my favorites.

PlzenPlinker said...

Wasn't sure you were keen on the IWB after I watched TBD last week. I'm built a bit like you, and I can't et used to it except with my LCP. Trying to diet. Meanwhile I have an awesome leather pancake made by GW Leatherworks for my J frame.

Gerard said...

Mountain lions are serious predators. The closest I've been to one was at the zoo in Springfield MA. One of them was watching a child near the fence and growled at us. If I had a mountain lion eating dogs in my area I'd be armed too