So as I previously mentioned Oleg paid me for services rendered / to be rendered by calling in a favor with Primary Arms and convincing them to let me use one of their 4-16×44 Illuminated Mil-Dot Scopes for Boomershoot. I am just going to go ahead and say this up front, in case you do not want to read through the rest of the review:
For the price, I do not think you can [...]
At the risk of turning this into an all-Oleg-all-the-time weblog, another reason Oleg Volk is a rather awesome individual is that upon hearing that I was trying to assemble equipment for Boomershoot as affordably as possible, he offered to pay me for modeling services rendered in the past, rendered at Boomershoot, and probably to be rendered in the future by calling in a favor at Primary Arms. This favor basically consisted of me receiving one [...]
I know, I know, I promised you pictures after the NRA Annual Meetings, but, honestly, I was expecting more people to take more pictures there. As it was, they largely seemed pretty dumbfounded and completely… confused?… by what they were seeing. In fairness, the folks at Daniel Defense and Bansner’s Ultimate Rifles could not get enough of it, and a Chinese gentleman was absolutely enthralled by it (apparently C96 Mausers are a Big Deal over [...]
As if you did not already know that. But why am I saying this right now? Because he can make even schlubs like me look like they know what they are doing:
The funny thing about that picture is that I was not really intentionally posing for it; I was just showing Oleg a potential pose one of his models could use, and specifically how to alleviate the rather front-heavy nature of M1As [...]
First off, a huge thank you to Joe Huffman for continuing to organize Boomershoot year after year. This is not exactly a small undertaking, and he does a great job of it.
Thank you Barb, Janelle, and Kim for handling the paperwork side of things, checking everyone in, and functioning as Range Safety Officers.
For that matter, thanks to all the Range Safety Officers, and I apologize for not getting all of your [...]
Remember that awesome new logo Oleg Volk dreamed up and I somehow managed to cobble together?
Remember how I promised I would make up patches of that logo?
Remember how the shipment was on its way?
And remember how fundraisers, moves, job hunts, and busted-ass vehicles got in the way of me actually selling the bloody things?
Well, ok, you might have missed that last item, but not the repercussions of [...]
This probably comes as no surprise to some of my readers, but I grew up in a very conservative family, and for many years, I had a… shall we say "less than salutary" view of homosexuals, transgenders, queers, and all of the rest of the terminologies and categories people can fall into other than "straight and square". I would not say I was homophobic, per se, simply because they did not frighten me, but rather [...]
Yes, dear readers, that is, in fact, a Chiappa Little Badger sporting a Gemtech Alpine suppressor and a Fraser-Volpe MARS sight.
Because race gun.
Or, to put it another way:
I did not get the chance to shoot the Little Badger, but I kind of want one now… if it were made by any other company, I would already have one. It is just the most elemental gun [...]
When Oleg Volk says I "improved" on what amounts to be the official history of Webley revolvers with my perhaps-too-detailed deconstruction of my new acquisition, it might be time to hang up my keyboard an call it a day.
That, or I need to find someone who will pay me better than I do for writing this stuff…
So by now, everyone should be aware that I am getting patches stitched up with the new “walls of the city” logo (as conceptualized by Oleg Volk) on them, but they are going to be the traditional fabric patches that have been around since… forever.
Not being folks satisfied with the status quo, however, the boys at Monderno went the high-speed-low-drag route, but in an awesome way:
Yup, that is a patch, with [...]
Who wants patches of the new "walls of the city" logo, as imagined by Oleg Volk and executed by me?
The end patch would be about 3" wide and about 3.9" tall, black merrowed border, with some portion of it being the twill fabric of the actual patch (probably the blue field, if I had to make a wild-assed guess), and with the hook side of velcro on their backs (I now understand [...]
(Note: I am well aware that the TLR-2 has an underslung laser and the WML does not. I will do my best to notate where the existence of that laser affects the comparison, and the laser itself was not used in any of the performance/run-down tests. Unfortunately, I did not have a TLR-1, so I had to make do with what I had.)
As a recent negligent discharge adequately illustrates, one of the most [...]
First off, check out the new “walls of the city” logo featured in the header image, the favicon for the site, and in the image to the right. The concept is courtesy of none other than Oleg Volk, though I personally sketched out the design you see before you now.
Pretty shiny, no?
So that is the easy part… now the more complicated part:
We have t-shirts… and stickers! (Also, the link [...]
Where: Oak Restaurant, 947 Interstate Drive, Manchester, TN.
When: 06OCT12, 1900 (7:00PM for you civilian-types).
Who: You! Any reader, commenter, blogger, or whatnot else in the area, but at the least, me, Better Half, Oddball, Lynn H., Oleg Volk, and Wizard PC.
So apparently the Timberloft in Manchester closed, Celtic Cup does not have “real” food (just sandwiches), and the TaterBox is not open past 2000, so aside from chain restaurants, this [...]
So I touched on this before, but with us getting to almost a week before the actual Appleseed shoot, it is probably time to start getting reservations and such on the move.
Thus far, as confirmed attendees to some sort of get-together, I have:
Better Half Me Oddball Lynn H Oleg Volk
With Wizard PC being a tentative addition. Anyone else going to show up?
Next detail: what day? We are going [...]
Better Half and I are now registered for the 06OCT-07OCT Appleseed shoot in Manchester, if anyone else wants to join us. I understand Oddball will be registering for the same event, and I am trying to get Oleg onboard as well.
And yes, I went ahead and snagged a Rifleman Opportunity Card while they were still available; I have some serious reservations about being able to achieve The Patch in only a single weekend. [...]
I do not oppose homosexual marriage; in fact, I firmly believe that mature, adult human beings should be able to freely enter into whatever contractual arrangements they so desire, so long as they are doing so of their own free will. Furthermore, I believe that the federal, state, and local governments should get their happy little noses out of the “marriage” business entirely; that is a matter between the the persons getting married, their god(s) [...]
You may recognize the person "voting from the rooftops" here, but I rather prefer the shooter featured here, here, here, and here.
The photography was, of course, done by the inimitable Oleg Volk and the props, including the Hummer, were provided by Wolf Arms (except the Vera SBS Saiga, which was, of course, provided by Coal Creek Armory), who are coincidentally owned by the same folks as Tennessee Guns International; I only mention the [...]