Cowboy Blob's Saloon and Shootin Gallery

I'm not a real Cowboy, but I play one in the movies.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Crypto-Thing 6


Update: C'mon folks, The Trainer's pulling his punches to give y'all a chance! This one ain't hard!

Update Update: Trainer must be anxious for Crypto Thing 7:

Answer:
Alvin York, Audie Murphy, "Chesty" Puller, John Levitow, Randall Shughart, Paul Smith

All famous heroes, all MOH-winners, except Chesty Puller, whose five Navy Crosses kinda make up for that.

Airman Levitow might not be famous outside the USAF, but until PJ William Pitsenbarger's AF Cross was upgraded to the MOH, Johnny L. was the only enlisted airman of the Vietnam War to wear the blue starry ribbon.

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Cool Tool


StageBuilder at Gunracer.com

Drag and drop the props. I don't bother with the stage description section or the print function; I snap a screenshot and add labels and stuff in the photochop program. Still need my old templates for Texas Stars and stuff, but this is pretty cool.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Now that it's semi-official...

Got this from a brutha from a Skivvy Nine mutha.

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Saloon B-Ball Ponderings

Before the playoffs even started, I knew the Spurs would go all the way if they beat the Suns.

Saturday Night Live Skit idea: Steven A. Smith at a neighborhood barbecue. I wince at the idea...SNL isn't very funny any more, so why not make everybody uncomfortable in a clever way?

How much longer is Ginobili going to be happy being #6 in San Antonio, when he can start almost anywhere else?

Is Tim Duncan the coolest cucumber you've ever seen? Isn't "Duncan" the coolest b-ball name ever? Shouldn't he be "dunkin" more?

Is Charles Barkley sandbagging on his political career? I see a Cabinet position in the Fred Thompson administration.

Anything to add?

Today's Racist Post


What's sHillary Clinton doing on a Senate Democratic Hispanic Task Force? Did she develop a pandering latina matron accent yet?

Meanwhile, Gov. Bill Richardson is running for Vice President or Secretary of State, I don't know which. Maybe he can get sHillary to root for the Red Sox too. I mean, he was so persuasive with North Korea....

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Lucky Guy


The Heartless Libertarian got his BAG Day gun!

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Good to be King

I don't care for monarchies, myself.

via Orfay

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

By the Power of Gheyskull

Via Orfay.

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Punk!

:) I squeaked ahead of young Piter on the "Carefree Star," but he beat me on every other stage, despite the fact that he was packing a single-stack .45 and shooting two long guns he'd never fired before. I had more penalties on the evil "Sonoran Star" and some BoG2 cycling issues on the last rifle/pistol stage, but Piter earned his spot in the middle of the pack of both riotgunners and carbineers.

Of course, I didn't start practical shooting until my mid-30s and Piter started learning the game when he was elbow-high to Jon. Now he's a hulking shooting machine with a customized .45 (legally, his Mom's) and a soft-shooting Remington 1100 from his "new favorite Uncle." One happy camper. (BTW, Piter's a tall kid, 6'2"...the strapping giant behind him was even taller).


BoG2 worked just great for both of us in the first rifle stage, but then gave us both trouble in the next. I hope it's just breaking-in issues! I've got to give BoG2 a good scrubbing, test-firing, lather, rinse, repeat. Since I didn't drop it off to get the new muzzle brake installed, maybe I'll try it out at the next ACTS match.

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Kinda Feel Sorry For This Guy

Lost in a field of 10 Republican Prez-wannabees, Mr. Gilmore would have been completely unknown to me if he didn't spam my blog mail at least once a week. Yeah, that's how you get on my good side; I click the Yahoo SPAM button every time, and he keeps coming back. Methinx you gotta pay for a feature like that...why doesn't he just save up for a TV commercial? At least he hasn't gotten on the news for saying something controversial/stupid.

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Found in Bubbastan

Brazenly hoarked from Oscar Poppa.

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Pretty

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Monday, May 28, 2007

Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

Sticky until Monday

Next on the Discovery Channel, The Deadliest Cat.

Got a better caption or photoshop for this picture? You could win a coveted Blog Ad on my side bar!

Leave a caption or photo link in comments, or Email a pic to me at the address in my profile. Since ImageShack has been quirky lately, if you're sending a large animation, please provide a hot-linkable URL.

You need not own a blog to win! I'll advertise your favorite charity, web site, or even the junker car you're trying to sell!! Judging begins Monday PM.

Winner! Ator of The Lone Blade Clan wins with:
"When removing crabs from an angry pussy always make sure to wear the right apparel..."

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Crypto-Thing 5


Trainer continues to kick Crypto Thing butt!

Darlington-D + (Washington) National + Cement-N + Terri (Garr)

Arlington National Cemetery

I hope everybody had an enjoyable, meaningful Memorial Day.

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So She Didn't Win...


Via Orfay

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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Crypto-Thing 4

A little tougher, wasn't it?

Not for Reader Timmeeee!

G+Loch+Pour+Confection-Con

(Con, short for Convention, as in Cosplay Convention, pictured)

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May Cactus League 3-Gun

Stages as submitted to the Course of Fire Committee:



Pistol - Start Position: Standing in Box A, normal ready.

On start signal, draw and engage P1 through P6. From Box B, engage P7 through
P11 and T1 through T6. Paper targets require two hits to neutralize, all steel must fall.

Pistol/Shotgun - Start Position: Standing in Box A, shotgun at port arms.
On start signal, engage P1 through P6. At Box B, ground safed shotgun and with pistol, engage P7 through P11 and T1 through T6. Paper targets require two hits to neutralize, all steel must fall.

Watch the Video




Pistol -
Start Position: Standing in Box A, wrists above shoulders.

On start signal, draw and engage P1 through P10. From Box B, engage P11 through P15 and T1 through T4. Paper targets require two hits to neutralize, all steel must fall.

Pistol/Shotgun - Start Position: Standing in Box A, shotgun at one-handed port arms (held at center of gravity, not fore-grip), strong hand raised above shoulders.

On start signal, engage P1 through P10. At Box B, ground safed shotgun and with pistol, engage P11 through P15 and T1 through T4. Paper targets require two hits to neutralize, all steel must fall.

Watch the Video


Pistol - Start position: Standing in Box A normal ready.

On start signal, engage in any order T1 through T4. Advance to behind Charge Line B and engage T5 through T8. Advance to behind Charge Line C and engage T9 through T13. Shooter may be any distance behind Charge Line B but may not shoot from any position that permits Shoot-throughs at C Targets. Paper targets require two hits to neutralize.

Rifle - Start Position: Standing in Box A, rifle at low ready.

On start signal, engage in any order T1 through T4. With one foot contacting Cone B, engage T5 through T8. From Box C engage T9 through T13. Paper targets require two hits to neutralize.
Pistol - Start position: Seated at Table A, hands on table.

On start signal, from seated position engage P1 through P3 and T1 through T4. Through Barrel B, engage T5 through T7. From Box C, engage T8 through T10. Each paper target requires two hits to neutralize. All steel must fall.

Pistol/Rifle - Start position: Seated at Table A, hands on table. Rifle grounded safely on table.
On start signal, from seated position engage P1 through P3. From this point until the shooter leaves the Table, he or she may ground safed pistol and continue with rifle; rifle may not be used on T1 - T4 if steel remains standing. Engage T1 through T4. Through Barrel B, with rifle engage T5 through T7 and R1 through R3. From Box C, engage T8 through T10 and P1 through P7. Each paper target requires two hits to neutralize. All steel must fall.

Watch the Video
[This movie used "Sit, Squat, Stand" as a template and the caption "The Competent Guys" remained after the new one didn't save, and I didn't catch it before uploading. Piter had to switch to Jon's Bushy when BOG2 decided not to extract a casing. %&*(*& BoG2!]

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Saturday, May 26, 2007

AbbyDog


Play? Playplayplayplayplayplayplay!

h/t an Orfay buddy

Friday, May 25, 2007

Friday Fertography


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Thursday, May 24, 2007

BoG2 Returns!

POF-USA sent my gas-piston upper back! Naturally, the UPS guy delivered it at sunset, so I've got to scramble around tomorrow to function check it, then take it to the range to re-zero the BUIS and EOTech. I don't know if I'll bother putting the new muzzle brake on it before shooting it in the 3rd Sunday 3-Gun. Maybe I'll get my favorite gunsmith to do that.

It's ALIVE!! Update: Shot two full mags of Wolf/55 through it without a hiccup. The sights are "kinda" on, so I'll see if I can live with that until my next real range day. Only got two hours of sleep last night (despite missing my nap yesterday waiting for the UPS truck), so I'll probably be too droopy to have a good range session.

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Crypto-Thing 3


Probably too easy.

The Trainer PWNS the Crypto-Thing!

Happy (Gilmore) + Berth (Birth) + (Doris) Day

Boot + 1/2 HAha (HA)

Happy Birthday, Buddha!

Today's Buddha's Birthday!

Order a pizza and say, "Make Me One with Everything!"

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The Horror

Geraldo Rivera, Fox News, on the Tripoli camp firefight:

Hezb'allah is the 40-pound elephant in the room here.

Turns of Phrase, another casualty of war.

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Insomniac's Friend

VH-1's Jump Start, instead of rehashing the same Flavor-of-the-Day Pop they cycle over and over during Nocturnal State, have started playing all the great videos from the 80s and 90s. G'n'R, Heart, Genesis, Van Halen, Ozzie, ZZ Top -- I love that stuff! Great improvement over all the pretentious singer-songwriters and manufactured hip-pop they usually played, if you ask me.

Today's PSA

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Crypto-Thing 2


Answer: Eugene Stoner Ewe + Jean (Harlow) + (Rolling) Stone + (Temple of) Ur

Winner! Trainer of Because I Say So

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Heartless

The Heartless Libertarian wants us to find fault.

Yeah, right.

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Half-Arsed B-day Benelli Range Report

Took the Benelli M2 Tactical out to the desert this morning with a sampling of ammo, a paper target, and the Remington 1100 for function and comparison testing. As it exists today, the Benny is the same as the Beretta 1201FP now in the hands of a certain Carolina game store owner; that is, a very reliable, light 12-gauge six-shooter. My cheek-bone and shoulder remarked that I'd better stay stocked up on Federal low-recoil slugs...I'll save the Power-Shock Maximums for shooting through car bodies. The Benny will surpass the Bretta once my TacStar mag extension gets here later this week. I wonder whether the M2 is going to cheat me out of one round of capacity. Their Benelli "8-round extension" is annotated with an asterisk, stating that capacity may vary by model. Crossing my fingers.

The Remmy 1100 somehow works just fine now. It failed to cycle its first few shots fresh back from the gunsmith. The recoil is much softer than the Benny's...if it didn't have so many possible "points of potential failure," I'd still be willing to compete with it.

More Benny stuff: slugs went where I aimed them. The M2 cycled high-brass steel, low-brass Federal field loads, and the Winchester stuff neither of my Remingtons like. It'll get a good workout this Sunday at the Cactus Multi-Gun Match!

Update: It came early. 7+1 = 8

Anybody know whether the M2 is eligible for the modification whereby an extra shell can be loaded atop the carrier, like the M1?

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What's the Firearm?

Okay, it's a Glock 30, methinx. Who do you think I am? ACE?

Now if you could tell me her name, I'd be impressed!

(ACE seems to be running low on the hot chicks with guns pics...hey, Ladies! Help him out! Or just send 'em to me, and I'll see he gets 'em.)

(And ladies, if the bad guy is close, you might not want to present the weapon like that...maybe holding low just above your belly button. It's your safety I'm thinking of. All part of the free service.)

ACE needs PhotoShop.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Crypto-Thing


I didn't expect anybody to get my first crypto-thing. There's only one person on my blogroll who has a chance of figuring it out all by himself and he's on a hiatus. I won't tell you what the two messages read...maybe he'll come back.

Anyway, this one is much less encrypted.

Answer: REM + EMF - (One of the twins; that's E and M) = REMF ("Rear Echelon Mother-F****er)

Darn those obscure bands!

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Pull Up a Chair

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Monday, May 21, 2007

Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

Sticky until Monday

Got a good caption or photoshop for this picture? You could win a coveted Blog Ad on my side bar!

Leave a caption or photo link in comments, or Email a pic to me at the address in my profile. Since ImageShack has been quirky lately, if you're sending a large animation, please provide a hot-linkable URL.

You need not own a blog to win! I'll advertise your favorite charity, web site, or even the junker car you're trying to sell!! Judging begins Monday PM.

WINNERS! It's a tie!

Resurgemus:













Wyatt Earp:
"Hey, I don't have to go to Iraq . . . and I've seen Princess Di naked!"

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EHROSS

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When a Fifty Won't Do


Clickpix4linx

Twenty Mike-Mike!

h/t ACTS Forum

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Paging Mr. Jackson

Sunday, May 20, 2007

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