Cowboy Blob's Saloon and Shootin Gallery

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

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Gunny Stuff

Since the Cowboys have taken over Ben Avery Shooting Complex for Winter Range, for our monthly gunly goodness we resorted to Plan B, the Phoenix Rod & Gun Club 3-Gun match at South Mountain. It also had the added function of having a better rifle range (out to 300 yards!) which was good practice for the upcoming Superstition 3-Gun. There we were introduced to a cool new carny prop, the 3-level plate rack. What made it so diabolical is that the plates are progressively harder to hit; the normal size round plates completely hide the smaller square plate behind it and the triangular plate in the back is a super bitch to hit. I actually cleaned the course faster than Jon, but missed an airborne clay pigeon during the shotgun part.

The adjacent bay hosted the close-range pistol/rifle stage which was in no way a hoser-fest. I actually had more misses on that plate rack than the hard one.

No video of the long-range rifle stage where my POF-USA gas piston had a very spooky "Burp" that made me very reluctant to pull the trigger again. After taking the rifle apart later, I couldn't find anything wrong, but after I clean it thoroughly, I might want to test-fire it remotely just to be sure. The shotgun-only stage was a field full of stationary clays with two steel targets that required slugs to engage.

Speaking of the Superstition 3-Gun, I might not even get to shoot it. I was a tad late getting my application in the mail and the match filled up quickly. They're still working on squeezing me in, but if I end up on a squad other than Jon's (my car-pool ride), I still might have to withdraw.


Friday, February 24, 2012

From the Big Buddha Himself

I'm pleased to announce that The Memorial Service has made the Top 20 in the Almost Famous Film Festival.
The Memorial Service (and 19 other lesser short films) will be showing at the AMC Arizona Center in Phoenix on Thursday, March 1 at 7:00 PM.
Congratulations Team Nine Buddhas!


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Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Timely Video

from freddiew

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Pardon the Lull

Last week was a blur of blog inactivity, eh?

I didn't technically do a lot; some light housework, animated credits for Ninja Quest, and boomed for an awesome entry into a 48-hour Film Challenge, with its attendant lack of sleep. Too bad I can't blog that... I'm under a non-disclosure contract. I'll post the Festival link to our flick when/if it becomes available. Hopefully, it will be on the Winner's page.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012



h/t Crystal

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Rest in Peace

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

I Need to Get Out and Take Some Pics

These are about 30 years old.

"Mary Donovan is Shocked" (right) won me a steak dinner at the Osan Air Base NCO Club in the squadron newspaper contest. I was a telephoto "sniper" at flight and squadron picnics, though I've always wanted to try portrait photography with off-camera lights.

Here's a young BinkerMom with a window full of snowscape providing illumination.


Tuesday, February 07, 2012

This is Old

I wonder if Tom did a face-palm on news of his super-model wife's dissing of Patriots receivers?

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Sunday, February 05, 2012

Good Game!

All Hail the NFC!

h/t to Big Al

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Dining Doggies

This is wonderful.

h/t Sue T.

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Saturday, February 04, 2012

Choosing a Concealed Carry Handgun

I'm ALMOST a YouTube Gun Expert like this guy! Just follow his advice... unless you have a V461N4. Or common sense. :-)

h/t to Lil Bro.

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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Ten Years Out

A whole decade since I hung up my uniform!

Think I ought to start looking for a job. Or not.

What do I miss? Friends. Being on a crew, whether leading one in Korea, or trying not to embarrass my Det as a Basic Aircrew Sr. NCO on the EC-130H. And the flight suit. Chicks dig guys in flight suits.


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