The only date in March that I have for Training is the 26th. The course is Defensive Pistol, as that’s what most folks are asking for right off the bat.
However that time last year, and the year before, the Range was a Mud Bog. The ground, isn’t frozen anymore and the soil is completely saturated. 4×4’s get stuck, in fact, last year… several did. So I’m looking for an alternative venue. There are a couple possibilities, one on the Wasatch Front. I’ll post as things develop.
Another thing I want to do is a Crusader Teaghlach Training Day: A training day for Family Members and Close Friends of Crusader Weaponry… Wives, In Laws, Parents, and even Children. Grilling and Gunning at the Range. I’m thinking early summer. Cost of the course will be Meat and Beverages.
On the way to Church this morning, I saw something interesting. A hawk swooped down on a dove that was sitting on a powerline. The hawk drove the dove to the ground, tearing it’s chest open. The hawk wasn’t much bigger than the dove… it was a small hawk. Not sure of the species. The hawk tried, but was unable to carry the dead dove off. So it feasted on it’s kill where it laid. One of my younger boys who saw this as well, declared that this was “COOL!”
About Gun Finishes: (This is an old article that I’ve updated)
Picking out a new gun is a complicated chore. You have caliber, style, size, features, etc. I’ve talked about these subjects before. However, I’ve never really talked about an important aspect of the selection process… The finish. It’s actually an important factor in the gun’s functionality. There are a number of finish options to choose from. Each one has it’s advantages and disadvantages beyond appearance. Stainless, Blued, Nickel, Parkerized, Chrome, Coated… There are more options coming out every time you turn around. Really the question lays with you and how, when and where you are going to be using the firearm. Also, your hygiene. How and how often clean the weapon… Not personal. If you are a slob and really don’t want care about the gun all that much, then blued is not the finish for you and you might want a Stainless or Coated gun. Lets not make any choices just yet. Instead, let’s look at each finish and see what they have to offer.
One of the reasons I’ve left a number of firearms forums and pretty much started my own… because too many people take Forums too seriously and get too wound up over differences of opinion.
Arguing on the Internet serves no purpose. State your opinion, back it up with whatever you like… and if someone disagrees… that doesn’t make you less of a Man. But when you persist and argue and let yourself get wound up over it… That does.
For the last few years, the itch to get another motorcycle has been uncontrollable. Well, Saturday that itch came to a head and I actually went out looking for a bike.
I found one. The question is do I pull the trigger on it or do I let it go. It’s an older bike, in great condition… the style I like, the size I want… Even if it is a V-Twin. It’s getting about 50 miles to the gallon, which is much better than my truck which I think gets about 3… or at least it feels like it.
If I want to “Run out to Salt Lake”, that trip costs me about 140 bucks. On this bike, it would cost about as much as a good Sandwich. Which means getting out there to take care of business actually makes some business sense. And with Crusader’s growth, I’m going have to get out there more often. Not for Training Days, because I’d still have to bring the truck, but for other things… like helping Joe get orders processed, Slipstream made, all that. And, hey… Get some 5 Guys Burgers because I just freaking feel like it. Can’t do that in my truck.
If something happens like I want it to happen tomorrow or the next day – I’ll get it.
Now, this is a hypothetical question… nothing is planned… just me and my wild ideas here.
Let’s say Crusader Weaponry did a small run of custom, semi-auto, legal 16″ barreled (so no special paperwork needed), British Sterling SMG’s. 9mm, of course. 34 round mag. Folding stock.
All the internals cleaned, deburred, Slipstreamed, and otherwise fitted. Trigger pull improved. External, the gun is Duracoated a Flat Black, Wolf Grey, or Olive Drab… your choice. And let’s say that you could get that gun for… oh, say… only 600 bucks.
Would you want one? Well, yes, of course you do. You are Gun Guys and Gals, and Want isn’t the problem… The real question is “Would you BUY one?”
BTW, yes, you could totally bring this to a Crusader Carbine Course… because that would be just that sweet. Easy weapon to handle and shoot and hit with. Slight Variations on normal carbine tactics, but still very workable and effective. And Cheap To Feed. Fun… Sterlings are made out of Fun.
Our friend, Outbreak has taken the first steps to Glock Ownership. The Infection. The seed has been implanted and is taking hold inside his brain. Soon he will get one in his hand… take it to the range… then shooting it. Then the realization will hit him… Glocks are Good. And then he will buy one of his own.
And then he will be ONE OF US.
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE.
One of the things that a lot of people just don’t understand… Guns are beautiful things. Especially in groups.
Take a guess at what these are. Gotta love the character in the old style guns…
For the Tactical Minded… A line of some choice fire power.
For the 12 Gauge Brotherhood, my favorite pump actions.
Oh man… guys, I am so excited about what is going on with Crusader… I’m absolutely giddy. I can’t say, just yet what the details are… but this is going to be huge for Crusader, and the company we are partnering up with to provide a custom weapons package for them. And when you hear who we are working with, your jaws are going drop.
This is awesome… a custom Carbine and Sidearm combo that is going rock to a shockingly high degree.