Saturday, February 26, 2011

Out of the house!

So after being trapped in the house for most of a week, I got out for a few hours courtesy of Old NFO, who came up to spring me for a bit. We shot, we ate, we talked about Brigid. It was good times even though I had to make the best of it on crutches. (And my best sure wasn't much today.)

Oh, and he met Murphy. Murphy wasn't sure if he wanted to let the stranger in the house at first, and there was much growling and barking, but they quickly became best friends.

We went out to the range, and started shooting pistols. He's got this trick FN .45 with a Trijicon optic that just takes all the work out of actually aiming. I went Old School with my .40 Glock 23 and my Smith and Wesson Model 19 in .357. Of course as soon as we get set up to shoot, another member shows up with a whole posse of friends, all of whom want to use the pistol range. Figures.

So we moved down to the rifle line, where each of us proceeded to sight in a scoped rifle. I had my Savage .308 left-handed Tactical, and da NFO has a sweet Winchester Model 70 in .30-06.
Is there anything more frustrating than trying to zero a riflescope those last few inches? I'm thinking not.

Finally it got cold and the ammo ran low so we adjourned to Five Guys for lunch, then back to the Lair. da NFO is on his way home as I right this, and I pity the fool who tries to waylay him because he shoots pretty damned good for an old guy.

Come back for tomorrow's post: 15 things you probably didn't know about Brigid.


  1. Sounds like a good time.

    Niuce new username too.

  2. Isn't that one sweet gun. Wish I could have joined you guys.

  3. 15 things you say? This ought to be good. :)

  4. TJ - you've known me too many years. No getting together with these guys and making a bigger list. And the incident with the TSA, the Alpaca and the bottle of Vermouth does NOT count.

  5. Murphy IS a piece of work... And yeah, next time more AMMO! :-)

  6. Thanks, Aaron.

    Yeah, I think the new name fits. After all, I'm the one laying down the law to Murphy.

    Heck, sometimes he even listens.

  7. Five Guys? Did'ja get the manly, regular, artery-plugging regular burger with the double meat, or the wimpy but healthier "little *burger?" (My wife says each tray of peanuts, because they're healthier, are worth one patty of beef. [Of course, that's not counting the salt on the peanuts. {But shelling them ought'a be worth something, don'cha think?}])

  8. Ed S.,
    Real men only order the bacon double cheeseburger with mayo. And the fries, naturally. It's really not that bad for you.

    Burger = beef. Beef is natural.
    Cheese is dairy product. Dairy is natural.
    Bacon. Bacon exists because God loves us and wants us to be happy. God would not make bad sutff, so therefore bacon is good for us.

    Ketchup, mustard, onions, mushrooms, jalapenos, and mayo = vegetable stuff (other than the mayo--who actually knows what's in that?) so again, healthy.

    Therefore, a bacon double cheeseburger is good for you.

    And those fries--potatoes. Another vegetable. How can anyone hate on such healthy eating?

  9. Glock old-school?

    I dunno, the term for me conjures up more along the lines of a Cimarron New Thunderer or a
    High Wall .38-55.

    Just sayin'.