Monthly Archives: June 2015

Honor Harrington’s dad?

Meet David Weber.

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CTMR carbine: new on AllOutdoor

A heavy-duty entry in the 7.62×39 corner.

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Running Sony A7R from a cell phone or a tablet

Where could I find a guide on setting up remote control of that camera? The manual supplied with it isn’t very clear.

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Bringing the Point of Balance Back: new on AllOutdoor

Competition Rifles: Bringing the Point of Balance Back

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Where pugs come from

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Books with my photos

Just saw a review of Legally Armed, a book for which I did quite a few photos. On the same page, was a link to another book, Florida Firearms – Law, Use & Ownership, with my photo on the cover.

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Chiappa 1873-22 article is up on American Shooting Journal

The Short And Long Of It All

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Maddie gets her guns

Maddie is Cheyenne’s younger sister. At 11, she’s already a competitive shooter.

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Two de-facto standards in competition rimfire shooting

Volquartsen pistols and rifles and C-More sights. Competently handled by Cheyenne Dalton.  

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XDM 45ACP longslide

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Movies to avoid

Suite Française (2014) — starts with an interesting premise but goes nowhere with it. The characters range from inconsistent to cartoony to unrealistic. It has all the elements of good film without actually turning into a satisfying, coherent whole. The … Continue reading

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Nighthawk Custom T4: new on AllOutdoor

A particularly refined compact 9mm 1911

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Good use for a laser

Since pocket pistols usually have abbreviated sights, I find lasers very helpful for accurate shooting. Older shooters whose eyes can’t see the sights up close benefit even more.

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Acro Yoga

Four very impressive people. Organized by Bryan Flanders. The location is Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. It’s the only state government building I have encountered so far that doesn’t project government hostility at the visitor, and it is … Continue reading

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Technological accomplishments

Which countries had the capability for production of modern cannon in 1850, 1875, 1900? Currently, which countries produce modern cars (something no more primitive than a 1990 Toyota)? Computers?

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Subtitles for the German portion of Suite Française (2014)

Does anyone know where to find translation for the German-language portion of the film? I found subtitles but they omit everything said in German.

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Getting your money’s worth, positive or negative.

Most of the time, I deal with responsible and competent people. However, I have encountered two exceptions who stood out in ways I find annoying. Exhibit 1: got a small loan from me over 2 1/2 years ago. She had some … Continue reading

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Just Looking

A Lucky Gunner employee practicing sitting position in the best traditions of Appleseed.  

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A lucky picture capturing shotgun blast in hot, humid weather. Taken at ORSA Skeet and Trap Club during a shoot with Lucky Gunner crew.  

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In the ideal world

My friend Boris Karpa is fond of Tim Moen’s campaign slogan: “I want gay people to be able to protect their marijuana plants with guns.” I don’t think he is thinking far enough into the bright future. If pot was legal, … Continue reading

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