Cowboy Blob's Saloon and Shootin Gallery

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

Sunday, October 31, 2010

2010 AZ State Sub-Gun Championship

Jon (semi-auto 9-mm AR) and I (full-auto Uzi) joined Big Bob (Jon's Kel-Tec Sub2000) in his first major match outside the Cactus Fun Matches; little did we know he'd do better than either of us. This year's match followed a movie theme, with such stages as "Shoot, I Gotta Find Bubba!" and "Say Hello to my Little Friend!" Here's one of our squad-mates ripping through "Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammo:"



I was haunted by underpowered ammo that worked okay during test-firing, contributing to my 51st (Last) Place Finish. It didn't help that my hip-shooting (required for the stage shown) was a tad low.



Jon was on pace for a good finish in the Semi-Auto Division until his ND won him a trip to the Dairy Queen.

The Match Director allowed me to finish the match with Jon's semi-auto gun. On the other hip-shooting stage ("Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammo") I put 5 out of 7 rounds on the last, far target.

Congrats to our Primary Range Officer, Richard Bhella, who was the Match Winner, shooting in the Modern Open Division.

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Cactus Halloween Match



I joined Jon, The Bigger Bob, Piter, Ron, and Mike to enjoy Jon's Halloween Fun Match last weekend. Since Mike was a new (left-handed!) shooter borrowing Jon's guns for the first time, I'm saving his video for private viewing.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Scary Fairy

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The BinkerDad

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween Fun Match

I only shot two out of four stages with the Hebrewm before quitting in frustration. I suspect the fat 130-grain Fiocchi's weren't the best fodder, since the problem was incomplete feeding.

I shot the other four stages with my Heavy Metal gear, except for the Colt .45 I'd left sitting on my coffee table at home. Hooray for Jon's Gun Shop! He lent me his tricked out Para, which I fed mags jammed to capacity... screw that 10-round crap!

Jon, who produced the match, crushed the crowd in Riotgun and placed 2nd in Carbine.




Stage Five was a 30-second "Art Contest," sponsored by Jon, who provided a goody bucket complete with ammo and candy. Terry and Linda, Match King and Stat Queen, respectively, judged based on artistic quality and symmetry. Bob won with this edgy submission.





















These other efforts won't show up taped to Mom's fridge any time soon.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

Sticky until End of Contest

Got a better caption or photoshop for this unsourced pic? You could win a coveted Blog Ad on my side bar! If you're lucky, I'll be too busy to blog and you'll keep your ad up for weeks!

Leave a caption or photo link in comments, or Email a pic to me at the address in my profile. 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 your favorite tactical hydration system.

Check out the links in Drinks Ordered for photoshops!

Judging begins Monday Night.

WINNER!

Desert Cat of Desert Cat's Paradise wins with:
Three Trinity wannabes and only the Redhead Amazon got the memo that pasty-white legs do *not* go with short-shorts and combat boots!
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Saturday, October 23, 2010

3-Gun Blogger

Kelly Neal is one of the most high-speed, low-drag 3-gunners I've ever witnessed. Now I've learned he's started a blog! Gonna have to watch this one!

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

For Lil Bro and Others

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Battlesheep

Original -- h/t MattS
















Wish me luck on my Photoshop Mid-Term tomorrow.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

Sticky until End of Contest

Got a better caption or photoshop for this unsourced pic? You could win a coveted Blog Ad on my side bar! If you're lucky, I'll be too busy to blog and you'll keep your ad up for weeks!

Leave a caption or photo link in comments, or Email a pic to me at the address in my profile. 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 your favorite tactical hydration system.

Check out the links in Drinks Ordered for photoshops!

Judging begins Monday Night.

WINNER!

Reader Lil Bro keeps the top spot with:
I'd say it has the chlorinated bouquet of a South Jersey 2010 with just a hint of giardia.
Serr8d's Photoshop gets an Honorable Mention.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

I Gotta Learn That



Looks like AirSoft and Adobe AfterEffects.

Another work by Freddie here.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Oh, Yeah

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

Sticky until End of Contest

Got a better caption or photoshop for this unsourced pic? You could win a coveted Blog Ad on my side bar! If you're lucky, I'll be too busy to blog and you'll keep your ad up for weeks!

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Check out the links in Drinks Ordered for photoshops!

Judging begins Tuesday Night.

WINNER!

Lil Bro wins with the tasteless:
Preview from Jackass III: Who can blow the largest zero-gravity snot bubble?

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Clock's Up!

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Thursday, October 07, 2010

The Hunters (1958)



I can't believe I've never seen this movie before! I thought those MiGs looked a little chubby....

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Attack on H3



It's all Persian Propaganda, but the planes are cool. For an extra treat, follow it to YouTube and read the comments for Iran-Iraq War II!

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YouTube Fail

Usually YouTube offers up related videos following the feature content. Apparently, one of my most popular (and commented on) vids of Jon running his snubbie through a multi-gun match generated this match.

I guess a man feeding a baby revo full-house defense loads is relevant to breastfeeding a baby in YouTube World.

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Monday, October 04, 2010

Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

Sticky until End of Contest

Got a better caption or photoshop for this unsourced pic? You could win a coveted Blog Ad on my side bar! If you're lucky, I'll be too busy to blog and you'll keep your ad up for weeks!

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Check out the links in Drinks Ordered for photoshops!

Judging begins Monday Night.

WINNER!

John D. of Nobody Move! wins with:
Soldier (to herself): "If I could learn to do that, I could double my ammo load."

Other Contests

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Something to Think About

...if you carried concealed and need a use a public restroom.

h/t to GunWebsites

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Back in the Flash

and the Photoshop too.

Finally got my CS5 Suite turned on from the Trial to the Student version. Whoohoo!

Here's my latest Flash assignment. It might take a while to get processed, so come back later if it doesn't work and your life is just so empty you need to see my childish animation.


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Sunday, October 03, 2010

Steam Punk Sarah

Of all the things I've lost,

I miss my mind the most.
-- Mark Twain

After letting my car sit in the garage for two months because I couldn't remember where I hid the keys (was too lazy to reopen the safe before leaving on vacation), I found them in the zippered pocket of the collapsible cooler I'd taken along on the trip. The battery of the Stang was drained by the time I found them.

Now I've been wracking my brain trying to remember where I stashed my blank-firing .45 Auto and a plastic jar full of 8-mm blanks. In the process of digging through the Hacienda clutter looking for them, I found five boxes of managed-recoil 12 ga. slugs I'd forgotten about.

It's been time for a major house-cleaning for about three years....

Update: Things are looking up! Cleaned off a pile of papers on my desk and found two Amazon gift certificates I'd misplaced. I promptly used them to stuff my prop box some more. Can't spend such a windfall on anything practical, ya know?

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