Via a friend I discovered these two videos on 22 rim-fire manufacturing. It’s doubly neat to me since this is factory is quite literally down the hill from me. Some of the regulars at the matches work for ATK as well.
This isn’t as much a how-to buying guide but merely a disclaimer that right now is not the time to buy.
The most annoying thing about the post election panic is that it throws a wrench at planned purchases. I was planning on buying more blasting ammo for Boomershoot, well when ammo started disappearing from shelves, that changed the time frame. I did an inventory last night and confirmed, yes I needed more steel cased ammo. Since the new replacement ammo is lacquer coated steal rounds I picked up some P-Mags with it and had a nice long discussion with the owner since he’s also my neighbor. Seriously, he lives 2 houses down from me on the opposite side of the road.
While chatting phones ring and emails come in. The result of the calls and emails is that I’m promptly helping them retag every AR in the place. Now they weren’t gouging nearly as bad as they could, or probably even should. But every rifle went up by at least an extra 100 bucks. Now here’s why. There is no replacement supply anywhere on the horizon, their friends were reporting they were sold out and couldn’t get replacement stock. Their suppliers were sold out and back ordered for the foreseeable future. Even manufactures are listing as back-ordered. Given the sudden demand increase and a fixed supply, prices are going up.
So my advice is if you’re wanting an AR, now is probably not the best time to buy. Prices will probably drop back now in 6 months and deliveries will move back to normal.
The same goes for ammo. If you can survive on your current stock, do so. Come spring thaw it will be back to normal rates and you’ll also have people trying to unload excess stock they didn’t need. Right now a bunch of people are panicking and buying, but honestly if you wanted one for preparatory purposes, you should have done this a while ago.
So last weekend Joe came out and did a private party for Barb L. and her son. This had been planned for at least a couple of weeks earlier and since it was October we figured we’d do a pumpkin shoot.
The lasttwo we actually did after the elections for one reason or another that’s just how it worked out. The upshot was that’s when pumpkins end up being dirt cheap since it’s after Halloween. Well I swung by the store the Friday before and picked up over 300lbs of pumpkins. The trick is to buy pumpkins larger than their scales.
Some things are absolutely priceless. While certainly sending Joan over the edge to spout quotes like:
So wouldn’t it be great if families got together in their neighborhoods and carved pumpkins with handguns?
Or even better, Evil Black Rifles™ like we used here. But you know what’s even more priceless, something her and her ilk can never recreate. Go back and look at the smile on that kids face at the end of the video.
Or this smile:
Or this one:
And that was despite being soaked to the bone and freezing cold. But wait, there’s more!
Honestly I could keep on going with picture after picture and video after video of the grins Boomerite have created. But since it’s Boomerite, that means a firearm has to be involved too!
We all know why Joan says these things, she’s a delusional Puritan who thinks the world revolves around her and her feelings. I’m sure she would object to my method of celebrating the 4th of July as well. (Not to mention this video has yet another grin and expression of happiness!).
The crux of Joan’s rant was that bullets go through stuff, evidently most bullets contain PFM that allows them to penetrate everything and keep going forever. You see evidently, according to her, the bullets Hickok used after leaving the pumpkin were blood seekers and sought out his neighbors and killed them. Evidently somehow the bullets can just go straight through the berm and then fly until they find a person.
Now she does use a couple of examples of people who violated the 4 rules and tries to use that as justification for disarming everyone. First is this quote from Tam:
Second is that she’s in a world of denial, her side lost, and her only grasps for relevancy are when people break existing law and then she claims just one piece of paper would have stopped evil or stupid. She’s wanting to prohibit exercise of this right by everyone for the actions of a few.
Honestly the thing I think she hates most about that video, is she knows there is no way for her side to compete with the joy that shooting pumpkins brings. So I will bring that joy to someone new every chance I get.
*Now while I was actually going to spoof Mastercard to begin with, Joan’s PSH made finding a good punchline that much easier.
So I was browsing through footage from Boomershoot 2012 and there was a couple clips I had intended to use but forgot about. You see when Anette heard there was a rifle caliber pistol, she looked all giddy when I told her that. Then we warned her about all the things that could possibly go wrong, most importantly making sure you provide correct eye relief before the shot.
Below is the video of Anette and Shelly teaching us how to shoot like a girl.
Yes, Anette squealed like a little girl and Shelly just turned around and rocked it like a boss. Now in Anette’s defense, she hadn’t seen that pistol fired every. She didn’t know really what to expect other than what we warned her about. Well when you’re warned about it flying back punching people in the face, you get a bit apprehensive. Shelly got the benefit of watching Anette shoot it so she knew exactly what to expect. Never the less, it was fun for everyone there, even Anette!
At the end was my new production clip I’m going to put at the end of every video I do. That was my first venture into the world of After Effects and over time I may add more but that was 100% done in house. I recorded the sound and edited it, did the 3D animation, and did the effect for the writing. The animation was the hardest part because for some reason my render would break about a quarter of the way through. Finally I did it in a bunch of stills and then condensed it into a clip. Also of note, creating models in Solidworks is much easier than Blender. Honestly I think blender has to be the most counter intuitive UI I have ever encountered. When you’re excuse is, you haven’t learned it, you’re doing it wrong. It doesn’t even lend itself to playing to figure it out, that’s a freaking clue!