Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Saturday, October 11, 2008

We're Either Dedicated or Crazy

Well, we held the 3rd annual Gunblogger's Rendezvous shoot at the Palomino Valley Gun Club range today, and it was FREAKING COLD! AND windy. It wasn't so bad when the wind wasn't blowing, but when it was. . .

I think I may still have toes.

I came back, unfortunately, with a lot more ammo than I expected to, but I was able to easily hit the 400 yard gong with the Remington 700, and I whacked one at a bit over 600 yards a couple of times, despite the wind. Still, I'm not up to the skill level of Phil of Random Nuclear Strikes who can consistently dust pool cue chalk cubes (about 7/8" on a side) at 200 yards.

I've got to try that.

I hit the 400 yard gong (rather easily) with a .308 pistol too. More on that later, but I'm finding this idea very intriguing. I also hit the 55 gallon drum at over 950 yards with US Citizen's Barrett M82A1. That thing is awe-inspiring and sinus-clearing at the same time.

We have only two more planned events - both involve stuffing our faces. Dinner tonight at 6:00 followed by a bull session into the wee hours, and then breakfast tomorrow morning before we break up and head our separate ways.

This Rendezvous, despite the lack of a couple of previous attendees, is still the best-attended one so far. I think next year will be even better, especially now that we're getting more industry attention. Sponsors this year were Brownell's (their top-of-the-line range bag, and a lot of other stuff - 3rd year), Hi-Point firearms (a pistol - 3rd year), Crimson Trace (T-shirts & hats -1st year) and Para-USA (another pistol - 1st year), FrontSite ($2000 worth of training - 1st year), Dillon Precision (Border-shift ammo bag - 2nd year), plus the NRA gave us a bunch of great swag. Cabela's gave us a guided tour of their Reno store, and let us play in their arcades for free. It's been a great weekend.

Excuse me, one of my ears just fell off. I have to go find some superglue and put it back on now. . .

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