Planning for Blogshoot

Well, I was hoping someone else would step up and volunteer to lead the cat wrangling and roping er planning for Dallas Area Blogshoot IV. But I haven’t had my door broken down with folks wanting to help out.


So let’s talk dates and locations. Short notice it might be possible to do it on November 22nd or 23rd but not at the club. The pavilion is booked that weekend. We could have it there but not use the main meeting hall. There is more availability at the club in December but the pavilion is reserved on the 7th.

By the way, Thanksgiving is Nov. 27th and Christmas is the 25th (as always ) and falls on a Thursday.


So where and when could we get together to turn large amounts of money into noise and smoke?



Sleep In?

Isn’t that what most people do on Saturday mornings?

I thought so. So why am I up and already at the club at 7:00 a.m.?
Oh, right. I’m the Membership Secretary and there is another New Member Orientation class today.

Strange how so few people supposedly want to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights according to the antis but I’ve been doing this gig for 5 years now. Orientation classes every other month and we’ve never have canceled one for lack of participation.

And the club is only one of a great many of options available to those in the Metroplex (DFW area).

Throwing It Out There — Blog Shoot?

I know I’ve been relatively absent from the blog for a long while. I hope to explain soon but until things shake down a little more I want to stay a quite about personal issues that have had me distracted.


That being said; isn’t it about time we started working on another Dallas Area Blog Shoot?

I realize the name is something of a misnomer; we have had people from all over Texas and beyond join us and we loved that. Bloggers, readers, commenters, friends, family are all welcome to come.

So what do you folks think?

Guns and Kids

Pretty good report on the subject from the local CBS station






Our gun club also helps out with several area school clubs; I think we are up to 3 – maybe 4 clubs using our fields for practice. So it is good to see a positive report on the subject.

One of the things not mentioned in the report is how much family involvement goes on behind the scenes. Just like band or other school activities, it takes a considerable number of parents to make it work. We see a large number of parents helping out, working with the kids and learning about the sport.

And joining the club   :)

Wish I Could Take A Day Off…

…just to recover from the weekend. Its been a while since I’ve had a weekend this good. Tiring but good.

Saturday was another wedding; this time my” niece” Samantha and her new hubby Jason. Great ceremony and good times but made for another long day.

Then up on Sunday for church and –prepare yourselves — a few hours of actual shooting goodness !

Yes, your humble scribe remembered that he can actually use the range for target practice. My buddy Cliff was in town for Sam’s wedding and we spent about 3 hours running a pistols and our .22 rifles through their paces. Good news is both of us can still shoot even though some rust shows on the skills.

I would have taken pictures, prepared reviews (shot his Ruger 10/22 for example) but was having too much fun just shooting. Maybe next time.

In the mean times, here is a pic of the bride and groom.


Hope your weekend was as fun as mine.

Noticing a Trend

More and more ‘news’ reports aren’t taking a negative view of firearms





Could it be the media is finally catching with the times?

Tales From The Great Ammo Shortage of ’13

Academy Sports and Outdoors has updated their purchase limit policy.

Effectively immediately, the new limit is 2 boxes (or 1 bulk pack) of any caliber. No limits on the number of calibers that can be purchased at one time.

Actually had Winchester 9 mm NATO on the shelve for a reasonable price yesterday; along with 40 S&W, .45 ACP, many rifle calibers (including .223/5.56).

.223 and 5.56 are considered different calibers per the sales associate by the way.