Be A Guy

A Power I Wish I Used Wisely

In Did You See This? on May 2, 2018 at 9:09 am

Sometime this winter I get a bright idea, turn to my girlfriend and tell her “Why don’t you send Carol a message that she should invite us over for dinner? She does, Jon and Carol are out of town. We make a plan for when they return and all are looking forward to it. They come back, Jon goes to get a checkup at the doctors the week they return, ends up in the hospital and passes away shortly. Too bad, I was really fond of Jon.

So about a month ago my buddy Warren’s aide calls to inform me that he and Bea want Lisa and I to come over for dinner a week from Tuesday. I tell her it sounds great, it’s a date. And the Friday before our planned dinner I get another call as my guy is in the hospital with something associated with being 90. We all promise we’ll reschedule ASAP. And Warren passes this morning. I knew him for 50 years.

Both of theses gentlemen, that’s what they are, had begun to mentor me into the League of Oldtimers; while my age might qualify me for membership, my accomplishments certainly don’t put me in that pantheon.

Hand to Hand May Day

In Did You See This? on May 1, 2018 at 2:25 pm

Sights

In Be a Guy, Tool Kit on August 7, 2017 at 4:29 pm

IPhoto Jul 27, 8 29 11 AM purchased the shotgun shown here as a just divorced gift to myself, just for the hell of it. Vaguely I thought it might come in handy if I ever were to find myself in brown bear country (I didn’t worry back then about civil unrest). replaced the furniture with a Magpul stock and for end for comfort and installed an oversized safety button because i have arthritis in my hands. I can put slugs on a paper plate, with it, at 50 yards; the slugs are both store-bought and from shells I load. I find banging away with this to be cathartic and just plain fun. I also get a giggle out of being a 2A liberal. One of the specific selling points to this Mossberg was the ghost ring sight.

More and more Red Dot Sights are transitioning from rare and expensive to utilitarian so I decided I’d give them a try. But I’m cheap and I’ve been waiting for the prices to drop. At $ 25- I decided to give the Fieldsport a try.  I did not want to remove the factory sights so I had to modify the firearm to install a short rail section on which to mount the sight. Every tool is a kit; hammer handles need fitting, knives need sharpening and guns need tweaking.  The process was not difficult, I’ve got 50 years of puttering behind me. It did require some workarounds. None of my transfer punches was the correct diameter to match the whole in the rail and I had to shorten one of the screws. it would have gone more quickly and smoothly if I had a mill- but I’m not sure the outcome would have been significantly improved.

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