Cowboy Blob's Saloon and Shootin Gallery

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

Friday, November 28, 2008

More Holiday Gunny Stuff

Friday, we adjourned to Table Mesa to do some new-shooter instruction and recreational shooting. Scarlet noticed Jon had been snacking on the leftovers this morning.

Jon slipped a .22 conversion kit onto his Glock 19 receiver and rigged up some targets for the youngsters (and ourselves). After the safety briefing and some orientation, we brought out some printouts and began the competition with the Balloons. I beat all comers in the Accuracy competition (beat Jon by one balloon and one fly -- we both aced the bullseye target, though his group was much tighter than mine).

Also introduced the kids to some long guns. Here's Cesty lookin' all gangsta with the .223 AK. They also got their first Uzi experience and shot Jon's awesome scoped POF gas-piston AR.

Jon won the Artistic competition by unanimous vote.


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here's wishing you all a healthy, happy holiday full of bounty and fellowship.

The AZ feast hasn't begun yet, so here's a pic of the eastern homestead table sent by Lil Bro to make me homesick.

Mmmm... ham!

And Mom's pecan pie for dessert!


Wednesday, November 26, 2008


h/t to Palmer

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What a day for playing hooky!

Why hang around in Tucson the day before Thanksgiving for a computer graphics class in which the instructor has long lost interest in the subject and started teaching website content management? Yeah, I couldn't think of a reason either.

The day dawned chill and damp, but instead of drinking coffee and playing Steel Panthers, we hauled our guns out to Bob's truck and had a range day at the sheltered public range at Ben Avery. Here Bob tries out my Norinco 64S, which was obviously made for someone of a shorter stature.

No pampered guns here. Bob's '44 Mauser (right) got a taste of the elements. It shoots nice! A little high, but I'll bet a bayonet would fix that!

Jon brought out his M1A to function test, his KelTec Sub2000 to zero-in (for ACTS, maybe?), and his Patriot Ordnance gas-piston AR (below), to test his remounted optics... and snipe little rocks from 200 yards away.

After Thanksgiving, we 've got more gun fun planned. This involves The Hebroom and some bowling pins!


Monday, November 24, 2008

HKFreak Gets his Hands on One

An MP-5 that is. I'm sure my Uzi is forgotten news by now.


Freakin' A!

I hope this keeps up through late January!



I must be a lesbian trapped in a man's body.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Or do I just blog like a girl?

Or do women just have markedly better writing skills? None of my male friends write letters -- but I get cards from their wives.


We have strong indicators that is written by a woman (91%).

We guess is written by a man (59%), however it's quite gender neutral.

We think is written by a man (83%). Okay...

We guess is written by a woman (59%), however it's quite gender neutral. Bane spins in his grave....

We think is written by a man (80%). I'm crying like a girl now....

We think is written by a man (84%). Whew!

We think is written by a man (70%). Batting zero with Hoosier Amazons....

We think is written by a man (84%). I guess the fairer sex just doesn't have the stamina....

We think is written by a man (89%). Okay!

We think is written by a woman (79%). Mr. C was so shocked he checked back into the hospital!

We think is written by a woman (72%). Uh-oh....

We think is written by a woman (61%). Heh.

We guess is written by a man (58%), however it's quite gender neutral. Okay.

We guess is written by a man (55%), however it's quite gender neutral.

h/t to Breda, who's more manly than I am, apparently.


Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

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Got a caption or photoshop for this photo (source avail. upon request)? 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. 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 surplus-to-needs wedding gifts!

Check out the links in Drinks Ordered for photoshops!

Judging begins Monday Night.


3rd Place Quilly Mammoth said:
Cadet Dorsal celebrates with his betrothed upon hearing he will be commissioned Military Intelligence.
2nd Place AlanDP said:
One thing still bothered Cletus: why did Yvonne use air quotes every time she said the word "woman?"
1st Place Kyle The Opinionated said:


Beer here is at least 6% alcohol by volume. May cause impaired judgment, blurred vision, and betrothal to Teutonic Hutts.

My apologies for not linking the other contests. I was very busy this weekend.


Tough Love


Wild-eyed Country Boy

Naw, I was just messin' with the camera phone while waitin' for Jon to quit socializin' at the stat shack and git the truck loaded. Like I need any help for that.

Holy sheep-sh*t, Batman, look how gray I'm getting!

I'll be playin' Santa Claus in a coupla years!

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Major Suckage

Not me! I was just my typically average journeyman sucky-shooter self, but it was almost painful to watch my buddy Jon self-destruct at the Cactus 3-Gun Practice Match. Good thing we were too busy ROing ourselves to get any video! The stages were my mildly rehashed re-runs re-purposed into an Armistice Day WWI theme... I never need to worry about repeating my rehashes because the set-up crew always has a unique view (plus I never annotate distances on my stage designs).

Did I mention Jon sucked? Okay... one of his M1A magazines sucked... a lot.

The crowning glory of the day? We had more carbine shooters than pistol-only shooters! I scored 7th out of 11 fusilliers, packing my scoped POF-Master, so Jon's iron-sighted M1A naturally had a disadvantage. Besides his suckiness, I mean.

One of the perks of being the stage designer is that I could ensure I'd never be required to put much pressure on my sore scabby knees. Hmm... I still haven't posted those pictures. Pray I do not.

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Lisa the Biker Chick Sends

Lenny's still a handsome rascal. Squiggy's still Daddy's Boy. I <3 LTBC.


Friday, November 21, 2008

Bad Idea??


Oh, Great

Obama's picking our Governatrix Janet to head Homeland Security.

Glad I don't live in New York City.


Thursday, November 20, 2008


Meet the Klingers!

This is what I get for painting in my dimly lit living room watching football.

I hope my instructor doesn't make me mess it up tomorrow.

Update: Yes, I made some changes to it today, but Kate and my fellow studnuts seemed to like it.

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Otter 1 Fired, Sir!

Running straight, hot , and true.

Impact in 20 seconds from my mark...



Close Otter Doors.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Bad Gunny! BAD!

It's National Ammo Day and I only bought 10 rounds of ammo. Ten expensive rounds of ammo. I should have gone back to Second Amendment Sports, but I was on my way home. At least I'll be able to handle two sticky Texas Stars now... if the stuff works in my Benelli. It is Winchester, after all.


Gas! Gas! Gas!

Jeez, I feel like I'm back in the fall riots in '84 Seoul. I dropped a habenero into some water to prep it for a small batch of chili. After a boil, I didn't even inhale near the pot, but a capsicum molecule must have reached up and grabbed me by a nose hair! Cough. Sneeze. Clear throat. Repeat.

Ought to be a good batch!


Doggy Bag?



Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Oswald Bastable

This Kiwi sometimes reminds me that we're two nations separated by a common language, but he's sure got some pretty guns.




Tonight's Painkiller

Mmmm, Bass!

They tied?

They tied the Bungles?

What's up with that, Lil Bro?

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

Sticky until Monday -- Scroll Down for New Stuff
Got a caption or photoshop for this photo sent in by reader Nitro? 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. 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 dolphin pr0n collection!

Check out the links in Drinks Ordered for photoshops!

Judging begins Monday Night.


1st Place: Desert Cat with:

"Hug the trees and save the whales", they said. But young Barack was a bit confused...

2nd Place: Kyle the Opinionated of Cerebral Misfire:
"Don't Die on me! Breathe, damn you, breathe!"
Imageshack isn't letting me upload anything yet, so you can't see the looping animation on Kyle's Blog Ad.

Other Contests:

Gone Rick Motel (I won 1st Place here last week!)
Outside the Beltway (1st Place this week!)
RT's Ponderings (1st Place here last week!)
Right Pundits
Family Security Matters
Support your Local Gunfighter


Owie Update

I cut off the bandages today to let O2 and Mother Nature do their work.


Wanna see a picture?

Update: I was gonna post one anyway, then I noticed I was just wearing boxer shorts in the pic. No, the boys weren't hanging out, but I figured my hairy legs just might gross out more folks than the scabs would.


Some Damned Fine Link Whoring!

El Capitan of Baboon Pirates has read every blog!


Sunday, November 16, 2008


Or Lindy-lanche. Extra weird.

Arlington TX
Riverton WY
Las Vegas NV
San Diego CA
Quitman AR
Palo Alto CA
St. Paul MN
Germantown MD
Phoenix AZ
Omaha NE
Pataskala OH
Murfreesburo TN (lookin' fer newds)
S. Easton MA
Montgomery AL
Madison MS
Augusta GA
Cary NC
Farmington MI
Lebanon OR
Crofton MD
LaGrange GA
Pasadena TX

I wonder if I plotted these on a map, if they'd spell out "Lindy?"


HKFreak has a Blog!

Pics from Mrs. Jake

We couldn't get the junker car's trunk open, so we staged the rifle on the carpet (muzzle facing forward-right).

I think I got more dirt in my mouth on this stage than I got dirt in my knee on the third.

It was a challenge to keep folks from blasting off bits of the car, but we did it! We always suspend reality a bit when we use it, because we gotta hang out of cover to keep from exploding the mirror and such. But it's such a valuable prop: who practices drawing from the driver's seat except the gang-bangers in South Tucson?

To keep things safe, we erected a barrier next to the car to simulate shooting underneath the car body. *Cough*


Saturday, November 15, 2008

November ACTS - Jake

Update: By the way, the "Gay Bash" stage required you to rescue some gays in the men's room who were being assaulted by gay-bashers. You were not targeting homosexuals, but rescuing them. I objected to the unnecessary details in the stage description, but was ignored. The Course of Fire Committee is not very PC sometimes.


Owie! Bactine please!

I ruined my favorite pair of pants today.

Didn't get any video shot today since I was the primary Range Safety Officer for the new-guy squad (plus Jon, who shot his second ACTS match). I had a minor distraction on the third stage when I tried to do something athletic. I slid to my knees (but saved the gun!), then limped over the next firing position cussing up a storm. The bad knee was the one with a kneepad on it! Our fourth stage really sucked since I had to drop prone and engage the targets from inside a simulated bathroom stall. Jon was a real hero and shot it first, thereby sponging up all the icky restroom floor for the rest of us. Heh.

The gouge in my right knee continued to leak after washing and some iodine, so I hightailed it over to the local Urgent Care body shop and had a doctor look at it. She dug out some dirt and had the nurse irrigate it, before slapping some goop and a dressing/bandage on it. She suggested a regimen of ibuprofen for the pain, but I'm trying a few stiff rums and coke for it tonight.

Oh, the match. It was a LOT of fun, minus the pain and bleeding. There is something to be said for RSOing the new-guy squad... my scores looked pretty good in that light, even next to some of Jon's (who was absolutely blazing with his M1A). Just how depressing would it be to RSO the Agoge Squad (the Uber-Challenge-Me Fanatics) or the Pros from Dover (The CavArms Guys brought along one of the Local 3-Gun Superstars to give ACTS a try)? I'll hoark some pics and/or video if any shows up on the AZ forums.

Hey, scores are up already! HKFreak raaaawks! I scored right in the middle, which ain't so bad for an old fat wounded guy since we had the Pros and some US Marshals show up!

But I'm not begging for any sympathy....

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday Art Class

My Ronald Reagan pencil drawing got an "A" but Patrick's drawing got displayed in the Student Gallery! Between our instructor Kate, Patrick, young Teddy, and myself, we have a blast in our Friday class. Yes, I'm one of the class comedians. While just about every student in Basic Rendering has way more talent than I do, I've gained the reputation of being a fast worker; while most of the kids were transferring their sketches to the illustration board today, I was putting paint down. Of course, Patrick jokes that I'm putting pressure on everybody else... wrecking the curve.

Kate's been very supportive of my work and tried to give my ego a boost with, "I'll bet you didn't know you were a painter!"

"I painted my porch once, ma'am."

I ought to finish "The Klingers" next week.

I don't even own a beret.


Jeez, Lindy

What are the odds of random users from Las Vegas NV (previous page), Papillion NE, San Jose CA, Mountain Time Zone, UTC -12, Greensboro NC, Jackson MS, and West Grove PA all deciding to Google "Lindy Teague" and hit my blog almost simultaneously? Freakin' wierd.


YAY! It's Friday!


Thursday, November 13, 2008



Thanks, Jon!

The T-Shirt was a big hit in class today.

I'm not a real screenwriter, but I play one in class.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Still Don't See It

After class today, I dropped by Murphy's Guns on Country Club Ave. to see what I could see. Lotsa EBRs on display! A Saiga 12-gauge looked interesting. They seemed to be doing a normal brisk business for the lunch hour. While I was getting the Ranger serviced at Jiffy Lube, Lisa the Biker Chick hooked me up with the address of Tucson Guns and Western Artifacts (Broadway and Camino Seco). Not very crowded, lots of inventory.

In two days, I've visited four of the biggest gun stores in Tucson during the lunch hour and I was the only person filling out a Form 4473. The only other near-transaction I witnessed was a rancher and his wife deciding against an M-1 Carbine as a neighborhood defense weapon. A buddy of his was a Garand cheerleader... I don't know if he ever decided on anything. His wife was buying -- lucky man. My point is... I'm not seeing the big rush to stock up in the event of a looming Assault Weapons Ban II in my town.

Maybe I'll check out Sportsman's Warehouse tomorrow. I've got the Stang on Thursdays.

Update: My PHX reader Palmer disagrees:

J&G has NO AK style rifles and has filled there showroom w/ Moisen's and SKS's - no tins of 762x39 running low on ammo, and prices rising.
in Phoenix Bear arms has sold 25 ARs in the last few days and quan is low.
mail order sales on mags and ammo are backed up for days.
AIM surplus disconnected there phone for the day (today) so they could catch up.


Uh... yup

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Didn't Butcher it too Badly

Full [Edited] Disclosure: I've always had the hots for Mariah Carey, even though I'm certain she's dumber than a box of hammers and is as pure as the driven New York slush.


Hey, Y'all

Have you send Mr. Completely your prayers and/or best wishes yet?


Kriss .45 Carbine sighted

That's one ugly gun. My crappy cellphone-camera didn't make it any prettier. I'll take the Thompson any day.

This Kriss semi-auto is for sale at Second Amendment Sports on Pima. Great folks, great selection! Between there and Diamondback Police Supply, I didn't notice a shortage of eviiiil black rifles.


Blogrolling Pain

Since the Big Hack, I haven't been able to edit my Blogrolling list, so off it goes. I'll keep a manual one until they get their sh*t in one sack.

Now if I could only figure out how to kill the double-spacing....

Please report any bad links.


Thanks for Serving!

He'd never been out of the United States during his time in the USAF, but don't tell Lil Bro he hasn't served overseas!

Many of my bag-wearing friends visited this little garden spot, Shemya Island AK, now home of Eareckson Air Station.

Many thanks to all you veterans out there!

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Guess it Needs to Breathe

On the way home from school, I dropped by the Oriental Market to restore my kochujang (red pepper paste) stash and pick up some kimchi (Korean spiced fermented cabbage) for which I've been hankerin'. (Good diet food, ya know.) The cashier added the plastic wrap at checkout, but I could still smell it on the way home. I figure they can't vacuum seal the jars, or they'd risk an explosion (of flavor!) (or putrescence!). I'm tempted to whip up a batch of rice even at this late hour. I'll bet my ice cubes'll taste funny for a few months.


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