Thursday, May 29, 2008

That's Hedley!

Harvey Korman passed away today, we was one of the best. He was in the funniest movie of all times and easily a top 10 in my book, Blazing Saddles. He also made the Carol Burnett show with an awesome chemistry with Tim Conway.

Now Go Do That Voodoo That You Do So Well!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Buy A Car, Get A Gun

Sounds good to me.

A Missouri car dealer is giving away a free gun coupon or $250 in gas, most people have gone for the gun. Given the price of gas, you may need the former to acquire the latter soon.

Hat Tip to Dave Hardy

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Missed It By That Much

3 seconds actually.

Last weekend's TVR match was fun, real fun. We had a beautiful day, a lightning fast posse and big targets. BTW, I am heretofore referring to the posse's I run as "Easy Posse", since we're the best, period. Copper beat me, again, but I managed to give it what-for and tied him on rank points, but he edged me by 3 seconds on overall time.

I shot what, for me, was my fastest stage as a gunfighter at 18.79 seconds. I'm proud. I also kept all the raw times under 30, which is good for me at least. Now if I can settle down those pistols and hit the targets, but its too much fun to let 'em rip as a gunfighter. I need my own Yoda... and my own range... sigh...

Front sight press you must, hits shall you have.

Life At The VPC

Holy crap, what are those things?I just found the VPC via Dave Hardy's Of Arms & the Law. He points to a post on the VPC that refers to him being characterized in the movie Runaway Jury. I like parody, especially when pointed at the dirty, smelly hippies and the VPC is a pretty decent parody of the anti-gunners. I especially like the post on French armor-piercing rounds, double-ban, HA!

"Like A Whorehouse At Low Tide"

Karl at Protein Wisdom has more on Chicago Alderman Dick Mell who proposed a law for an amnesty period for folks who forgot to re-register their guns during the same period that he forgot to re-register. Just a coincidence I'm sure. Turns out Illinois Gov Blagojevich is his son-in-law and they had a tiff a while back that brought the attention of the US AG and the rest, as Karl points out, is Rezko

If you're within five hours of Chicago, this doesn't surprise you in the least. Just remember, the Obamassiah cut his political teeth with these pirahna.

Friday, May 09, 2008


One of the interesting things that happened over the past weekend at the KY State SASS shoot, was the surreal experience of being in the local restaurant in the town where the range is located and seeing a national news story about SASS. Picture it, you're having dinner dressed in your SASS get-up with about 10 others and lo but there is some other folks just like you on the TV. It was neat, weird, funny, odd and just plain surreal.

You can watch the video here.

Its a nice story about the sport we love too!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

The PVR Wild Bunch

This weekend I finally get to shoot a Wild Bunch match at Pleasant Valley. I originally proposed doing this last year and kind of let it sit on the back burner since I didn't know if there would be enough interest. Nomore Slim contacted me a couple of weeks ago about it and after some discussions about rules, we're a go for this weekend. I know that Nomore, Randy Atcher and myself will be shooting WB this weekend, the question is who else?

If you are interested, come join us. All you need really is a steel 1911 in .45 and a couple of magazines along with you SASS legal match rifle and shotgun. It was decided that the shotgun could be any match shotgun to encourage participation. The shotgun will be loaded on the clock, so as to quell any competitive advantage problems with the other categories. The pistol will be shot in place of the normal two revolvers with 5 rounds loaded in each magazine. There will be special rules for handling of the 1911 with regards to when it is empty, movement and how to show clear.

I'm really looking forward to this as it is a new challenge and I hope it is well received by the other shooters. Come and join us for the first ever PVR Wild Bunch Main Match!

P.S. I posted the rest of the videos on Vimeo. Much better quality, go see them all here.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Flush With Pork

DSC00197.JPGThe Hooten Holler Roundup 08 is behind us and I for one had a great time. Sure, I shot like I hadn't seen a steel target before, but the camaraderie, food & spirits were certainly well worth the trip. I for one got my fill and then some of the hospitality of Kentucky and that along with the shooting let me relax and recharge the batteries if you will. Its better than any therapist could ever hope to be.

I've uploaded almost a hundred photos that Copper, Judge and I took over the two days of shooting, sadly we didn't think to have it along on our off range activities. From the pictures, you'll notice how much happier folks look on Sunday than they did on Saturday, what a difference the weather makes! Yes, once again, we had a day of rain and then a gorgeous day to shoot. The posse was one of the very best ever, I spent only about half the time running the timer and had some time to take pictures and actually talk to people. That's oh so nice to be able to do.

I was also able to take some video of a few of us shooting and it turned out nicely, I'll post it up soon.

Videos have been put up on

I got frustrated with the quality of YouTube, so I put this one up on Vimeo, much better quality.

Cowboy Action Shooting: Jose @ Hooten 08 from Jose Gigante on Vimeo.