Target of Opportunity

Came home the other night and saw two turkeys in my driveway. While I was
pondering the usefulness of my Glock 23, they flew/hopped up on the roof.

I ran upstairs to take another pic and they had jumped up to the top.

Gobble! Gobble!

Refusing to be a Victim

Eighty-three-year-old Betty Romano has a simple message for the bad guys: “Nobody better mess with me.”

She was home on the phone when she saw a man approach her front door, ring the doorbell, knock and then leave. Minutes later, she watched him begin prying at her back door with a crowbar.

She said she’ll be taking new precautions against would-be burglars. “I’ve got something in mind. But I don’t want it published,” she said.

Heh, Smith & Wesson or Colt?

Blogorado II – Part Two

The next morning we all met up for breakfast and then got our gear and headed to the range.

I brought my dueling tree down and we got it set up. The next several hours were spent shooting steel plates and taking turns on the dueling tree. I lost a lot of duels, but tied some and even won a few. Considering the competition, I was fairly pleased.

Later, after lunch, we moved over to rifles. While others were out setting targets up out on the range, OldNFO gave me a hand making sure my straight-out-of-the-box M&P15 was lubed and good to go. Several of us had a go at a 1/2 sized target at 550 yds. With OldNFO spotting, he was able to get me on target and I nailed it on the third shot in winds up to 15 knots.

A brief rain shower cooled things off, and I was ready to pack it up when Ambulance Driver pulled his truck around and said he was going prairie dog hunting. Not wanting to miss the opportunity, I joined Ambulance Driver, Gay_Cynic and Vine as we tried to navigate the slickest road I have ever driven on in my life. Upon safely reaching our destination, we were rewarded with a Double Rainbow!

We set out stalking the prairie dogs and looking for targets of opportunity for the next couple of hours before sunset. I really enjoyed hanging out with these guys, and actually bagged my first prairie dog.

We returned in time for dinner and more great conversation. I was pretty beat and decided to  try to get to bed a little earlier than the night before. As I was heading out, FarmDad asked me if I would let Oleg use my M&P15 for a photo shoot the next afternoon.

We all met up for breakfast again in the morning and returned to the range to meet up with Oleg and I realized I was going to be in the photo shoot along with the M&P15. FarmMom and FarmDad drove us around the area scouting for a good location. The photo shoot took up the next couple of hours and it was time for me to head home.

I had a great time and you can’t imagine what a great bunch of people this is. Thanks FarmGirl, FarmMom and FarmDad for your generosity!

Blogorado II – Part One

Last Thursday I got to meet my friend Vine as he was heading through on his way to Blogorado. We stopped for some burgers and beer and chatted for several hours before he set off again. He’s a great guy and I really enjoyed getting to know him.

On Saturday, I met TD, another real great guy, and Carrie, who is sweet as pie, at the airport. After stopping for lunch it was time to caravan down to Blogorado. We made excellent time and arrived in time to check in to our rooms and rest a bit while we waited for folks to return from the range.

Refreshed, we  headed over to Mamaw’s to meet FarmGirl, FarmMom, FarmDad, Gay_Cynic, OldNFO, Singray and LabRat, AEPilotJim, Ambulance Driver, MattG, JPG, Phlegmfatale and LawDog, Peter and Wing, Vine and Oleg. We all enjoyed some of FarmMom’s Chicken Fried Steak and Stingray’s delicious NerdBeer.

I was sad to hear AEPilotJim had to head out for a flight, but it was great to see him again. Everyone gathered round and with such a great bunch of people it was easy to float from group to group and the conversations easily flowed late into the night.

iPhone MOE

“Designed to protect your iPhone in the field, this semi-ridged rubber case shields your phone from drops. PMAG type ridges aid grip. Has internal storage space for Apple Sim Removal tool. Designed by Magpul in Colorado. Made in Colorado.”

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Now Available: Blogorado Merchandise

Ooh! Check This out!

My Blogorado patch on a mug or t-shirt! I know you want one.

FarmGirl has set up a Blogorado Zazzle site featuring Blogorado inspired graphics from Sci-Fi and your’s truly.

Proceeds benefit Blogorado 2010, so the more you buy, the more scrappy nibbles!

Thanks FarmGirl!

Blogorado Patch

blogorado_patch

Click for full-size. Also available with white background.

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