Cowboy Blob's Saloon and Shootin Gallery

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

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fat Guy Comes In Second

In Carbine, that is.

The Cactus Match used some old stages because I was too swamped with Farmville Cafe World Castle Age Film School homework to send in new ones in time. I still managed to come home with a nice Annual Service Award plaque for my 2009 stage design work, except I didn't come home with it because a classmate called me up during my pre-return trip nap and asked me to come back early and pick up some make-up shots for his movie. Duty called.

Back to the match. It was time to make a break from last year's Tactical Scope to prepare for Heavy Metal/Pump next year. To make that leap economically, I resolved to stay with the Glock 19 throughout the summer but pick up the Remmie 870 immediately. Since Cactus League doesn't exceed 100 yards, I could comfortably shoot any .223 carbine until later in the year Rio Salado or Phoenix R&GC serious matches.
Here's my buddies before they came crawling to me for guns that work.

For full disclosure, my Remmie 870 locked closed on me, so I had to bang-rack it on the ground to finish the stage. It worked great for Bob, who used my 870 afterwards and won the shotgun stages between us. Anyone know how to remedy that problem?

Jon's lightweight carbine would quit before he's done... you're welcome, Jon.
And here's the good stuff.

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Damn it....

Lenny & Squiggy are together again, this time curled up in a sunbeam on Piddler's Green (or wherever it is that beloved pets go when their earthly forms give out).

Lenny had been depressed since Squiggy's passing in March, even refusing to sleep in the big fleece bed he once shared with his buddy. Lisa the Biker Chick found him lifeless this morning with no sign of distress. She's still got a dog and few cats to love, but she's joining me in swearing off pets that live so brightly, but leave only memories long before a decade has run out. Lenny and Squiggy would have been six years old this year; my first ferret Gracie was a grand old lady of seven before she passed.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Why Blogging's Been Slow

And homework, of course.

I hope Rachel doesn't mind being a "Saloon Grrl."

I'm going into picture lock this week, then have to find someone to score it. I have no ear for music.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

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Got a better caption or photoshop for this 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 old comic books.

Check out the links in Drinks Ordered for photoshops!

Judging begins Monday p.m.


Exurban Kevin of Exurban League wins with:
"Half-orcs possess the following racial traits.

+2 Strength,
-2 Intelligence,
-2 Charisma.
Medium size.
Brown t-shirt and cheap jewelry are optional."

Other Contests:

Family Security Matters
Military Times
Outside the Beltway
RT's Ponderings


Monday, April 12, 2010


That's the now-inside joke brought about by the director of "Arizona Chainsaw Massacre" who substituted the word "BANG" for "Action" and confused both cast and crew. This weekend, a select crew from the Post-Production class joined the Director to pick up the lost shots (originally shot on a RED-ONE digital movie camera) with a classmate's high-end Canon cameras. That's me out-of-frame slamming the muzzle of the Winchester with the palm of my hand to simulate recoil. Ideally, I would have used a rubber mallet, but no one thought to bring one.

Sameer Duqmaq (our special effects guru) served as the body double for the original actor, who made himself scarce this semester.

On the way back to campus, one of our production vehicles got pulled over by a County Mountie and the occupants questioned about a man with a gun and a chainsaw (they were probably worried about somebody poaching sahuaro cacti). They found the rifle in the back of the van (after asking the driver to search the vehicle) and ran the serial numbers (for reported theft, I guess). Of course, there's nothing illegal about walking around with a chainsaw and rifle in the State of Arizona, but the cops made sure the two ladies in the van weren't being coerced into being filmed doing anything indecent or such.

Ah, life in the Movie Bidness.

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Friday, April 09, 2010


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Sign the Paper, Guv!

SB 1108, the Constitutional Carry bill, passed the House Third Read on April 8th by a vote of 36-19 with 5 Representatives not voting. This was the final vote for this bill in the Legislature.

SB 1108 eliminates the prohibition and penalties for law-abiding adults who carry a concealed weapon without a permit.

h/t AZ-CDL

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Thursday, April 01, 2010

2010 Superstition 3-Gun

Now THAT'S how you open a door!

Squad 1 attacked Stage 1 at 7 am Friday to kick off the Superstition Mountain Mystery 3-Gun (range officers and staff shot on Thursday). I was the first to shoot and it seemed like forever before an Open gunner and Jon bested my respectable time. I actually had several good stages (but some bad ones too), finishing ahead of 25% of the Tactical Scope shooters.

Stage 1 "ObamaCare" featured a spread out shotgun course including two pink no-shoot steel poppers and a popper-activated O.R. door. The shooter then had t
o push the "patient" all the way through the door and engage the plate rack with pistol. I was a bit too distracted with match nerves to remember to shoot any video on this stage.

Here's Jon posing with the LaRue Tactical .308 (packaged with a $900 Trijicon scope, not shown) that neither of us won in the raffle.

We didn't win the POF-USA gas-piston .223 AR Match Banquet door prize either. Did I mention the prizes at this match were awesome?

Jon's 54th Place finish was good enough to snag him another Cavalry Arms polymer lower receiver; I went home with a metric buttload of Blue Wonder cleaning and bluing products, a Bushmaster T-Shirt, a portable cooler, and miniature binoculars.

Rather than link each individual video I shot, I'll just point you to my YouTube account. Be sure to leave adoring and nurturing feedback.


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