31 May 2007
26 May 2007
My stepdad, Don enjoyed shooting this one. He said it reminded him of the Magnum which was presented to him by his dad upon graduation from the police academy. We blew through a ~20 year old box of magnum ammo that day and the thing (and our hands) were nearly black- LOTS of smoke and BIG BOOM!
Those are my .357 personal defense loads. I got them and about two boxes of .38spl +P with it as well.
25 May 2007
ambient light. standard light bulbs, that is. a touch blurry although I tried my best to hold the camera still, because there weren't enough of them or they were not high enough in wattage.
also ambient light. I chose not to hold the camera still, though. I used a circular motion.
ambient light. macro setting. very difficult to hand-hold still.
I kinda like the circular one, myself.
When blueing (sic?) was beautiful.
Closer-up of the not-so-nice-end.
23 May 2007
20 May 2007
18 May 2007
17 May 2007
16 May 2007
It's my dad's Parker-Hale .270. Of course, it's mine now.
Really a beautiful rifle, but as seen below, the stock is cracked. Perhaps someone out there can point me in the direction I need to go to make it right again.
I only fired her on one outing, and the scope came loose from its mounts. I was too worried about the cracked stock to try more than just a few shots anyway.
Somewhere I have a portrait of my dad with this rifle and also some pics of him in his Jager outfit with some of the critters he got with it in Germany. I'll post them if/when I come across them.
14 May 2007
10 May 2007
At the gun show a few weeks ago, we finally found one Misty liked well enough to try carrying. It's a Kel-Tec P3AT. .380acp, 6+1 for those who know that sort of thing.
Below: the Kel-Tec beside my preferred warm-weather carry, the North American Arms Guardian .32acp.
Yep. The Kel-Tec's bigger. But it's about 2/3 the weight and fires bigger bullets. I'm not jealous, though. Still, maybe I'll get one too.
Below: an illustration of the difference between bore sizes.
By the way, I know people will wonder about that first picture. No, I don't have loads of $100 bills all about my home. The same day I took that picture, I used that money to buy a chainsaw. Then I trimmed my Live Oak. That was several days ago, and I'm still sore!
09 May 2007
03 May 2007
Below, a selection of our household's ammunition.left to right: .22lr, .22wmr, .25acp, .32acp Winchester Silvertip, .380acp flatnose, .380acp ball, 9mm Speer HP, 9mm Winchester Silvertip, 9mm ball, .38special full wadcutter, .357magnum personal protection, .38+P HP, .357magnum HP, 7.62x39mm Norinco (the surplus and the Wolf are sealed up right now), 20 ga shot, 12ga mystery (reload?), 12ga 00buck, 12ga super magnum 3 1/2".