The ATF(U) cashed my check on January 25th, 2010. Not too shabby. I mailed it off on the 18th (forgetting that it was MLK day and would not actually go out until the 19th). Now the waiting really begins. Last time it was 19 weeks after they cashed my check before they approved my application.
Went over to Luis & Michelle’s yesterday and helped with their three boys pinewood derby cars. It was great fun. Their derby was today. I did not go, but I hear they all got middle of the pack. At least none of them came in dead last. Dillian I hear even won one heat, so good job buddy!
In about five years we get to do this with Brady. I’m not sure why Little Michael is not in Tiger scouts yet, if Dillon is. Or maybe he just gets to hang out with them as the older boys younger brother? Dunno.
Went duck hunting this morning. Got up and met Dean at 5:30, we were out at the farm by 6:20. Got the blind up, and the decoys out, and…no ducks. Someone north of us had ducks, because they kept shooting every now and then.
But no ducks decided to grace our pond. the funny thing is that the other pond at the Farm had about 6 ducks land there, so around 9am Dean decided to walk over there and see if he could scare them and maybe they’d decide to land in our pond. We were not allowed to hunt the other pond, so we couldn’t just go over there and blast away. Dean scared the ducks off, and they just flew away, presumably stopping somewhere in Old Mexico.
About 10am we decided to call it and started playing with the rifles. I brought my suppressor and we tried it out. It works awesome! I’d say it tamed my .308 to about .22LR level. And the .223 was a little louder (it is a faster round, so that makes sense) but also it was in the .22LR range of sounds. BIIIIIG difference when we unscrewed the suppressor and shot it that way! Dean caught some of the shooting on video, so I should be able to upload it soonish.
I’s already ordered a .22 suppressor, and now after shooting mine I really think I need to order a .45 suppressor. Ugh, it’s like pringles, you can’t eat…errr…shoot just one!
Oh, and at about 1pm as we were driving off The Farm to go home, we stopped by the pond, and there were 8 ducks there! So we got out the guns and snuck up on them and six flew away. We took a shot at the remaining two but missed. My first shot I did not lead, and after I worked the bolt and lead the duck and squuuuuezed the trigger…click. Bad primer on the round. And my goose gun only holds two rounds
Oh well. it was a blast and I had fun, but now I am veryvery tired.
At the direction of the Austin Police Department and the
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms,
ONLY LICENSED FFL DEALERS
will be allowed to set up and sell firearms
at the N. Austin Show Location.
(This does not affect our vendors who do not sell firearms)”
Where do the ATF and the Austin OD get off doing this? Where the fuck is the law that says they can do this? The gun show is on private property, no longer is it on city owned property because the city of austin is full of hoplophobic bitches who shit there pants at the thought of guns being sold. Anyway, it’s on private property, so unless they just passed a new law in Austin saying no private gunsales in Austin, which would violate the Texas Constitution, then fuck them.
This is supposedly a reply from the gun show company, indicating that the ATF and the APD told them to not allow it (why the dude is going along with them I have no idea):
Interesting that USMC Desert MARPAT works better than the Army’s new Universal Camouflage Pattern in _all_ environments. Holy Shit!
Also looks like Desert MARPAT and Desert Brit (DPM) both work pretty good in urban environments, so maybe I should pick up a set.
I read the other day that the Brits are moving from their Woodland DPM to Multicam. They’re still keeping their Desert DPM, which makes sense as it performed in the top three in Desert and Urban environments.
The Army is currently looking at Multicam to replace the UCP, but most likely they’ll end up with UCP-Delta (since the Army is designing it), which is the UCP with a darker brown instead of the light tan color. I’m not sure why they’ll go with it as it will still require spending billions on new uniforms and web gear/personal protective gear, other than politics and “we made it so it must be the best” (which is why they took years and spend millions to create an improved mag follower when Magpul made a virtually identical product and already spent the development money on it and it works awesome and is available off the shelf! ugh.), and they might as well go with something completely different and better across the board. Or go back to having a woodland uniform and a desert one. Shit, use the Marines Desert and Woodland MARPATs! But they will definitely not do that since it was designed by Leathernecks. ugh. Stupid!