After two attempts at forming the kydex around the Mauser (note to self: remove grips from any gun that has removable grips, and use the less-dense foam for thicker guns), the Crazy Holster Plans are well and truly underway:
While it certainly does look like I goofed up around the rear holster with that nasty crimp, I promise that will not affect things in the slightest, at least with the plans I have. [...]
Well, it looks like I will, in fact, be attending the National Rifle Association’s Annual Meetings up in Indianapolis this year.
The current schedule has me there all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, so I should be able to get the full experience. If you want to meet up with me and hang out, drop me an email at “linoge (at) wallsofthecity (dot) net”, or leave a comment here, and we can exchange cell [...]
Unfortunately, I am still annoyingly unemployed, but I am only in that position because we moved so Better Half could acquire the job she really wanted, so, in that regard, we are in a much better place than a lot of folks. Given that, when the opportunity presents itself to help a friend, we try to do what we can.
… Especially when “help” consists of exchanging cash he needs for interesting things he [...]
I do not know about the rest of you, but I need a laugh today, especially after coming home from Ikea yesterday to this charlie foxtrot.
For Christmas, we got my two-year-old nephew this vaguely Transformer-ish fire truck. The only problem is that said nephew gets borderline furious when it transforms; we can only figure he thinks it broke, and wants it fixed RIGHT NOW. The amusing thing is that courtesy of this not-really-Transformer [...]
If you know anything at all about Erin Palette, it is probably that she has a Mosin Nagant rifle that she has slowly and surely been customizing in a way that is sure to make purists all manner of… shall we say ‘annoyed’. Most recently, she has gone and shoved a 10-round magazine into it, because ten rounds is better than five. Obviously.
However, whilst teasing us with the prospect of her upcoming review, [...]
Now that my father is on the road to recovery and I am back on my apparently usual side of the country, I have two takeaways:
First, do not get cancer. Obviously this is not something you can always control, but if you do have control over it (say, by stopping smoking), I would suggest exerting that control.
Second, cancer sucks, chemotherapy sucks, and radiation therapy sucks, but here is the news you [...]
On 20JUN13, I agreed to purchase the following vehicle from GMR 4×4:
A “jump in and drive away” 1985 Land Rover D90 with:
- ~55,000 miles – a 2.25L petrol engine – a verbally-assured “good”, “solid”, and “rust-free” frame and body – newly upholstered front seats – front seat heaters – a Mantec rear tire carrier – a CD player – a protective roll-cage installed.
On 06AUG13 I received the following vehicle: [...]
If your phone has the ability to blacklist numbers (and, thankfully, CyanogenMod does), I would go ahead and blacklist the 1.268.762.**** area code and prefix. In fact, unless you have family, friends, or other people in Antigua and Barbuda who would otherwise be calling you, I would recommend simply blacklisting the entire 1.268.* area code. It turns out jackasses from that area code are doing some kind of “one-ring scam”, and calling them back – [...]
So this video is making its rounds around my network of acquaintances:
For those concerned about the health and well-being of the ship in question, it is being driven into a chop yard where it will eventually be reduced to razor blades, so the point is somewhat moot.
I made a crack on the Book of Faces that I would be lying if I said I never attempted something like that at [...]
Regular readers of this weblog are probably wondering if I happened to start partaking of Washington State’s newest commercial enterprise while I am out here visiting my parents, on account of the title slapped on the top of this post, but I promise there is a perfectly reasonable, rational, and sober reason for me to have written it.
As we all know, Our Glorious President auto-fellated on Tuesday night with an impressive* display of [...]
Raleigh got somewhere around 4” of snow last night. In fairness, this is Blue’s first time outside at all, much less when there is crazy frozen water on the ground.
You know, for being a supposed “constitutional scholar / teacher / professor / lawyer / whatever-the-hell-else-he-claimed”, Our Glorious President does not have a damned clue about what his job entails, or what limitations are imposed on it by the Constitution:
"In this year of action, the President will seek out as many opportunities as possible to work with Congress in a bipartisan way. But when American jobs and livelihoods depend on getting something done, [...]
If your job application system requires me to upload my resume, and then type my resume into your specific text fields all over again, your job application system sucks. I understand that recruiters and HR weenies want applicants’ information to be in an easily-searchable, standardized format, but if that is really the case, stop wasting everyone’s time and internet bandwidth with actual resumes.
There has not been a great deal of movement on the [...]
It looks like Remington has finally figured out something that other firearm companies are having a hard time sorting on their own:
No, I am not talking about “how to do a mediocre job re-releasing a nearly-hundred-year-old design”, but rather I am referring to the rear sights.
Just look at them for a second. They almost look… backwards, do they not?
The fact of the matter is that it [...]
It seems “skeptical” is one of those words that never looks like I spelled it right, no matter how many times I check it.
For a variety of reasons, I was unable to attend this year’s SHOT Show… at least in person. I was definitely there in spirit, though:
Many thanks to Owen Martin of Snake Hound Machine for allowing me to honestly say that one of my products has been displayed at a SHOT Show.
In other news, I do not know why my car keeps telling me that my door is a jar. No, [...]
Holy flying carp! Two posts in one week! It is a sign of the apocalypse!
… Or something.
Anywise, regular readers may recall a post I wrote about shopping for wallets a while back, and that I mentioned a certain Saddleback Leather Company. Out of the blue last week, I got the following email from them:
I work for a Texas-based company that makes rugged leather gear. We started doing product videos [...]
I wonder what UPS drivers think of the people / places they deliver to.
For example, my parents live on a cul-de-sac, and we heard the Brown Truck of Joy coming from a long way off. So, since I was expecting a package, and since any distraction is welcome at this point, both my mother and I got up and met the UPS driver at the door. He said he had a package for [...]
This is going to be another one of those posts wherein the backstory may or probably will not be explained. You are just going to have to deal with that.
Speaking on a personal level, I will never again do business with a company called “Texas AK Designs”, who are now apparently owned by / part of “Canis Design Group”. From my own personal experience, their shipping department is substandard, their customer service is [...]