Tuesday, November 27, 2012

7.62X25 Tokarev and Single Shot Virtuous Airs

Well I sort of gave up on Kel Tec making me a SUB 2000 Rifle in my treasured Tokarev caliber.  I'm getting by with a sub caliber chamber adapter for the Mosin Nagant.  I got my first one twenty years ago for $49.99 at the Big 5 Sports store!  I wish I could get 5 or 10 adapters for cheap!  Right now I am back in the single shot era!

It's not bad!  You take your time, and make sure the shot is correct.  There is a certain responsibility in making sure you hit with the first shot, when a follow-up shot will take you more than a half-second.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Prepper Properation

I'm getting an early start, and doing a progressive planting of 'the three sisters'.  Corn, Beans, and Squashes. 
I have Tomatoes and Peppers on other sides of the house.
I will probably see if I can drop in melons, and cucumbers...
The corn and bean seeds are harvested from feed corn, popcorn, and multi bean soup mixes.  The peppers are from the pepper packets given out by the pizza parlors.  I'm not big on peppers, but they are a good source of vitamin C, and they can be used in moderation to season almost everything.  Tomatoes are good everyday food.

First is the corn, I got it in a paper towel, hopefully in 10 days of so, It'll be ready for planting.  I have a grow light set in the basement ready for adding 3-4 hours on to each end of the day.  When I get to 14-18 inches tall, I'll add in beans, then in two weeks I'll add in squash, pumpkins, melons!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Prepper up at 10 2 and 4

every month, Extra to needs!
24 cans of Thick Chili.
24 cans Campbells Chicken Noodle Soup
24 cans Campbells Tomato Soup
24 cans Campbells Vegetable Beef Soup
12 cans each Corn, Green Beans, Peas, Pinto Beans, Black Beans,
12 cans each Peaches, Pears, Fruit Cocktail,
6 cans each Cherry, Cherry, Apple, whatever pie filling.
24 cans Tomatoes

These 10 pallets of 24 cans are secured in a wheeled cased cart in case a bailout is necessary.  A similar cart contains pots, pans, dishes, utensels, and Sugar, Flour, Oil,

I'm just riffing right now, trying to get my thing together!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Vote for me for President!

This will be my Inaugural Address,


'My Fellow Americans: As you all know, the defeat of the Iraq regime has been completed.

Since Congress does not want to spend any more money on this war, our mission in Iraq is complete.

This morning I gave the order for a complete remova
l of all American forces from Iraq . This action will be complete within 30 days. It is now time to begin the reckoning.

Before me, I have two lists. One list contains the names of countries which have stood by our side during the Iraq conflict. This list is short. The United Kingdom , Spain , Bulgaria , Australia , and Poland are some of the countries listed there.

The other list contains every one not on the first list. Most of the world's nations are on that list. My press secretary will be distributing copies of both lists later this evening.

Let me start by saying that effective immediately, foreign aid to those nations on List 2 ceases indefinitely. The money saved during the first year alone will pretty much pay for the costs of the Iraqi war.


The American people are no longer going to pour money into third world Hell holes and watch those government leaders grow fat on corruption.

Need help with a famine? Wrestling with an epidemic? Call France ...

In the future, together with Congress, I will work to redirect this money toward solving the vexing social problems we still have at home. On that note, a word to terrorist organizations. Mess with us and we will hunt you down and eliminate you and all your friends from the face of the earth.

Thirsting for a gutsy country to terrorize? Try France or maybe China .

I am ordering the immediate severing of diplomatic relations with France , and Russia . Thanks for all your help, comrades. We are retiring from NATO as well.

I have instructed the Mayor of New York City to begin towing the many UN diplomatic vehicles located in Manhattan with more than two unpaid parking tickets to sites where those vehicles will be stripped, shredded and crushed. I don't care about whatever treaty pertains to this. You creeps have tens of thousands of unpaid tickets. Pay those tickets tomorrow or watch your precious Benzes, Beamers and limos be turned over to some of the finest chop shops in the world. I love New York.

A special note to our neighbors: Canada is on List 2. Since we are likely to be seeing a lot more of each other, you folks might want to try not ticking us off for a change.

Mexico is also on List 2. Its president and his entire corrupt government really need an attitude adjustment.
I will have a couple thousand extra tanks and infantry divisions sitting around. Guess where I am going to
put 'em? Yep, border security.

Oh, by the way, the United States is abrogating the NAFTA treaty - starting now.

We are tired of the one-way highway. Immediately, we'll be drilling for oil in Alaska -which will take care of this country's oil needs for decades to come. If you're an environmentalist who opposes this decision, I refer you to List 2 above: pick a country and move there.

It is time for America to focus on its own welfare and its own citizens. Some will accuse us of isolationism. I answer them by saying, 'darn tootin.'

Nearly a century of trying to help folks live a decent life around the world has only earned us the undying enmity of just about everyone on the planet. It is time to eliminate hunger in America .
It is time to eliminate homelessness
in America . To the nations on List 1,
a final thought. Thank you guys.
We owe you and we won't forget.

To the nations on List 2, a final thought: You might want to learn to speak Arabic.

God bless America ...
Thank you and good night.'

Friday, October 19, 2012

New Shirt!

I have received my UnderTech Undercover concealment T shirt!  Like the UnderArmor T Shirt it compresses the hide.  I am breathing hard from wearing it.  I hope it breaks in soon!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Need New Holster(s)!

I tucked the S&W 457 in the back of my waistband. Every time I bent slightly, the magazine ejected. Small of back holster indicated. Two actually. Small of back, right hand draw, is a left-handed holster. Concealed near hip is right-handed. Very tired of 9mm carry.

Do It NOW!

Urban legends abound!  When I first started carrying concealed, I selected either .22lr or .25acp.  All sorts of 'Experts' related tales of how neither round was effective.  Stories of how one guy survived being shot by same.

Finally I brought out the FBI Uniform Crime Report.   Any time one of these wankers started spewing their BS, I'd tell them how many fatalities occurred from each round in any given year. 

I probably spent more time and effort on that, than I spent actually turning in an assignment.  I could at one point tell you every caliber's mortality numbers, correlate it with sales of various calibers.  .32 had been in a decline since 1977, .38 dropped off in 1985 when most departments switched to 9mm, I could go on for hours. 

What I want to say is that....
Carrying anything is preferable to carrying nothing.
If you wait for the perfect carry gun to carry, you'll die!  Probably of old age!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New Years Resolutions Kept and Broken

From this post, go here to visit links!

New Year's gun rights resolution: Attend an Appleseed    Not yet!
New Year's gun rights resolution: Know your representatives   Check
New Year's gun rights resolution: Write letters to the editor      Check
New Year's gun rights resolution: Join a gun rights group          Check
New Year's gun rights resolution: Send a politician the gun rights questionnaire   Check
New Year's gun rights resolution: Build a guns and liberty video collection          Check
New Year's gun rights resolution: Take a new person shooting                           Check
New Year's gun rights resolution: Read Second Amendment books                   Check
New Year's gun rights resolution: Shoot a machine gun    Not lately! have in past!
New Year's gun rights resolution: Support legal efforts to defend 2nd Amendment  Check
New Year's gun rights resolution: Spread the word on Gun Rights Examiner           Check
New Year's gun rights resolution: Go to a gun show                                               Check
New Year's gun rights resolution: Boycott an anti-gun company                             Check
New Year's gun rights resolution: Buy a gun                                                          Check
New Year's gun rights resolution: Spend time with your loved ones                        Check
New Year's gun rights resolution: Teach your children about guns                          Check
New Year's gun rights resolution: Don't spread unverified internet rumors        Failed once or twice!
New Year's gun rights resolution: Get formal training                                             Check
New Year's gun rights resolution: Demonstrate for the Second Amendment            Check
New Year's gun rights resolution: Demand ATF investigations                Check Check Check

Wow, I did better than I thought!

reloading question

Hey Gunny friends. Anyone know the weight of a 230 grain bullet when it's fully loaded into a round? I'm trying to see whether I got 230 grain Hydra Shoks or 185.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Boondock Saints

I decided to watch The Boondock Saints.  The roomie watched me lift the case, and kiss the cross on the front.

I haven't become unhinged.  That DVD belonged to Denice, my deceased love.  When I kiss that cross, in my mind, I'm kissing the cross tattoed over her heart.  She loved that movie, she secretly wanted to be those guys.  I sometimes wonder if I'll ever really get over her.  You see, every suceeding loss, brings every previous loss fresh to your mind as if were only yesterday.  I didn't do Elizabeth justice as a relationship.  Partially because I was trying to please Dad, and the sorry situation he let metastasize in our home.  Mostly because I was trailing behind my love and guilt over the one who died, and I might have saved her, if I was slightly more attentive to her.  I lost the best thing I ever had, and wasn't even able to hold on to our son.  Someday I may meet Loren, and explain the demons that lived in his Mother, and why she couldn't be there to raise him.  

My Dad passed away less than 12 days ago.  I'm hurting not only from that, but from the twenty or so that went before.  Family, Friends, hell I even miss my enemies!

I don't know if I'll have the courage to leave this post up!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Goodbye Father R.I.P.

Earl Roland Bradley, My Father, passed away this morning at 1:54 Pacific Daylight time.

and that's all I'm able to say right now!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

I haven't been blogging lately

My Father broke his hip a week ago.  It was tuesday before we went into the emergency room.  They have not fed him anything since he went in.  Around 10 pm this friday night they put in a feeding tube.  Maybe when I go in the morning, they will have it in use.  By turns I'm angry, grieving, helpless...

Friday, June 22, 2012

a joke

did you hear about the gunman who broke into the attorney general's house and shouted "Okay you Holders, this is a Fuck up!", well did ya?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Cue the McGyver music!

I finally got tired of those cheap ass plastic ear clips.  I took a large paper clip, twisted it around to resemble the old clip.  It works nicely.  I wish I had done this years ago.  I took this pic before I covered the wire with heat-shrink tubing.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Hell-low Bay-Bee!

This IS the Big Stopper!

Actually mine has a modernized stock but .54 caliber covers up a lot of sins.  With a big ass bullet as thick as a AA Battery, and half as long, this beast makes a nasty noise outdoors.  I picked it up one day, intending to return it to the gun safe before answering the door.  Both dogs stopped barking and made for the far end of the house.  I used that lesson to train the dogs to get scarce from the front door if I, or Dad, picks up a gun.  Word spread, and I think no one is interested in ever staging a break-in or home invasion at our

I also have the only dogs I'm aware of, that will willingly wear ear plugs!

Friday, April 6, 2012

I'm lying here

wielding a sick looking tennis racquet.  It cost me $2.99 at Harbor Freight.  It carries two D-cells in the handle,  and it has a sweet snap when I swing it through the path of a fruit fly.  I have been stalking the kitchen area in hopes of blasting a small swarm of them.  They may have already fled when I have placed marigolds around.  I have been fighting this invasion for a couple of weeks.  I suspect the roomie is actually feeding them.  She's not being too helpful in not leaving food loose for them.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


The last 38 years really drive the realization home!
I miss Richard Nixon!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Overheard in my truck!

Passenger (Plaintively):  You woke me up!
Me (Driving):  Don't feel bad, going over that pothole woke me up too!

Friday, February 17, 2012

The post I swore I wouldn't make!

Whitney Houston, I can't believe it.  And I suspect I owe an apology to the Amy Winehouse fans.

Flashback to almost 30 years ago.  I'm a heavy metal fan and despite my interests in Science Fiction, Gaming, and politics to the right of Ghengis Khan, I'm really a very insular fellow.  Whitney Houston's singing stirred me to the very soul.  Also the fact I was barely post pubescent and Whitney was my ideal woman!  Female, Human, Breathing!  I was shaken to the core to find ALL my friends agog for this sweet angelic voice.  Some of us even planned to visit LA, to have a fist to face talk with Mr Brown about appreciating the value of what was foolishly wasted on him.  I channeled my inner Ghandi, and advised passivity.  After all, since my wide circle of friends all loved Whitney, it stood to reason that Bobby's comeuppance would arrive from an area with reduced shipping costs.  Plus none of us wanted to horrify the good woman, by beating her husband, while screaming at him in English, and Irish.

We watched the comeback, dismayed we consoled each other that it was a shame that she who had everything, or could have had it all, at once if she wanted it, threw it away so carelessly.

I cried this last week, not only for her loss, but for the loss of those innocent kids, more that a generation ago, who thought they were so badass, and so bulletproof invulnerable.  And would have cheerfully put a beat down on Bobby Brown, and his whole rappin' world.   I never met a Judas Priest, or Ozzy, fan, who wasn't a leather-clad knight in shining armor.

Your knights miss you Whitney, Love you Forever!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

informal survey

who, amongst my vast amount of readers, bought anything camoflage in 2011?
I bought gloves in 2009, and 2010, and a hat in 2011!
Please answer in comments.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


I'm considering using this blog to document my Aquaponics experiments.
Watch this space!