- I met Girlie Bear and her young man at a range near their university this morning. The girl child has shot .22 rifles before, and tried my CZ-82 once or twice, but she wanted to try some other handguns now that she’s a little older.
- Today, we had a Glock 17, a 1911, and a S&W Model 13, as well as the 10-22.
- I’m proud to say that my little girl preferred the 1911.
- The young man liked the Model 13, once he got used to it being a bit off from his experience shooting Colt revolvers.
- Even after not shooting it for a long time, I can still make a pretty decent group with the 1911, but I was all over the paper with the Glock. Going to need to remedy that.
- Girlie Bear shot her .22 like she was still on the school rifle team, which meant about one shot every 30 seconds or so. That’s a great way to concentrate on fundamentals and such, but when you’re paying for your range time by the hour, it can make your father twitch a bit.
- I was curious to see what not having the Obama anti-gun cattle prod would do to firearms businesses. I am happy to report that there were still quite a few people shooting at the range and buying guns this morning.
- Prices are still way out of whack.
- A severely beat-up Chinese Type 53 carbine was marked $300.
- Still-in-the-cosmoline round receiver Mosin Nagants were $260 apiece.
- Mosin-Nagant’s in plastic stocks were going for about the same price.
- An antique Smith and Wesson .22 revolver was priced just under $700. Arguably, it seemed to be in pristine condition and it did make both of the male components of our shooting trio drool on the counter.
- The young men working the counter at the range looked quite excited when I told them that Colt was going to be making revolvers again. It’s almost as if there’s a market for such things that’s been neglected for years.
- I decided to not take the freeway home after we got some lunch, and had a nice drive through the Kentucky countryside.
- I also drove through half of Lexington and all of Frankfort, which wasn’t quite as pleasant.
- Gas in the cities was about 30 cents a gallon more than several smaller towns along the way. Not exactly sure why that was.
- Got home to find that there was no running water in the neighborhood. Upon calling the water company, found that somebody had taken it upon himself to fiddle with a valve on our water main. The water company dutifully sent someone out to turn it back on, but something happened and our water main ruptured.
- So that happened.
- As of 10 PM, we have no running water. I braved the wilds of Walmart to get some extra drinking water, since we will be drinking and washing with what we have on hand.
- If I ever find the assbite who messed with the water main, I’m going to be feeding him to the chipmunks one toe at a time.
- I’ve heard back from the beta readers for Lost Children, the next book in the Minivandians series, and have acquired a printed copy to do final checks and edits before releasing it. Lord willing and the water don’t rise, it should be out by the end of next week.
- Watch this space for news and another snippet.
Posted by daddybear71 on January 21, 2017