Friday, October 31, 2008

This is too good

I just HAD to post this video, it is simply too darned good to not post.

Hat tip to Instapundit (actually one of his readers)

Electrical Engineering FTW is full of awesomeness and win. 

To think that a parent would either send a 9yo child into a neighbor's yard to steal a sign or be upset that he got what was coming to him is utterly and completely disappointing.  First of all, if I were that boy, I wouldn't have told my dad under any circumstances because I'd gotten worse than what that sign gave me and secondly, my dad wouldn't have gone to the neighbor but woulda tanned my hide.

And thus the problem these days is that when children do wrong, they aren't necessarily punished or corrected, rather they are taught to look for someone else to blame.

No apology from the parents for their thief of a son.

And you wonder why I worry...

about Zombies!

It's that time of the year again and as usual out come the Zombies. If only we could deal with them as god and George Romero intended.

So the Zombie Riot was interesting but in the end didn't amount to much. Zombies = 0, Constabulary = 1

Thursday, October 30, 2008

I voted yesterday...

How about you!

So far in my district they have had record numbers voting everyday using early/absentee voting. I stood in line for 2 hours...take your ipod and a book cause the lines are only going to get longer. Whatever you do, get out and vote.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

All the cool kids are doing it

So I decided I'd post this Chuck Norris video.

I'm not sure the cameraman survived this video, perhaps someone should send flowers after Chuck threw that last punch, even when he doesn't make contact with you, Chuck is deadly.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Keep my fingers crossed

I'm keeping my fingers crossed because it looks like I might get the opportunity to attend Jeff Gonzales Pistol Operators Course. I put in for the course a month ago and due to staffing problems at work I didn't think I was going to be able to attend. As of this week however the dates opened up so if all goes well I should be in the class next month.

This will be one of the first outside training events we have hosted at our new range and I am very much looking forward to the experience. I meet Jeff Gonzales at Shot Show a couple of years ago and he seems like a great guy. I also had the chance to pick up his book Combative Fundamentals and enjoyed it immensely. I found the book helpful and thought provoking without being overly preachy or boring which sometimes happens in books of the type. I do wish the book had a few more photographs to help show what he is talking about, but overall it was very good. Now I hope to get the chance to improve my skills and get some much needed training.

Many people think that if you are a firearms trainer you get to shoot all the time. That couldn't be further from the truth. Usually you find yourself instructing and teaching so much that you miss out on opportunities to improve your skills. So no matter how good you might think you are it is always a great idea to get out and take some courses from other people. If nothing else you will get some much needed trigger time.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New Stuff

Sorry I've been away for awhile, but things have been very hectic with me this year. Cowboy Shooting started grand with my being appointed as Vice President of Thunder Valley. In VP Tradition I immediately missed a majority of the matches this year due to work and other commitments. I hope to change that next year and make every match! (I'll settle for most of them)

I found myself working or taking care of my daughter most shoot days and I have only managed to attend less then a handful of shoots for the entire year. I did however get elected as President of a national law enforcement organization and managed to help my department get it's own range after a 10 year fight.

The new range is fantastic. It is a state of the art 12 lane indoor range facility rated for small arms fire up to and including .308 rifle rounds. The backstop and targets were installed by Action Targets and they include 12 turners, 1 runner, and 1 retriever (the retriever comes right at you and/or runs away from you). This range took a lot of work but it's finally done and we are all very happy and excited about it.

Sure there are glitches and bugs with the new building. It's just like moving into a new house. Once in you find out all the stuff that was accidentally left out or forgot so we still have a ton of stuff to do. Along with the new range we finally got approval for our patrol rifles and I'll be attending a patrol rifle instructor course next month. My experience with a patrol rifle is very limited so I'm a little apprehensive about the instructor level course. All in all it's been a very exhausting year and I am looking forward to it winding down so I can start fresh again next year. Hopefully it won't take me as long to post as this time.

PS. It's almost Zombie time again so stock up on the esentials.