You know your brain is about fried when you check your Blog’s site admin area and find 7 drafts that are only three lines long. In 10 days I’ll be officially out of a job and immersed in my NRA Instructor’s classes. After that I plan to do nothing much for a couple of weeks but rest, catch up on my reading (shitload of books coming soon), watch some TV, reload and shoot some. My neurons need to release all that negative energy and just vegetate for a while. However I am sure the Missus will find something for me to do. Damn it!
And in June we begin another Hurricane season. According to the experts “the 2009 hurricane season anticipates 14 named storms forming in the Atlantic basin between June 1 and Nov. 30. Seven of the 14 storms are predicted to become hurricanes, and of those seven, three are expected to develop into intense or major hurricanes (Saffir/Simpson category 3-4-5) with sustained winds of 111 mph or greater” which translates to we are going to get raped by pneumatic force or (if history repeats the theme of the last couple of years) we won’ get much but a breeze and a couple of showers. Anyway, it will be time again to check on the Hurricane supplies. I know I am well stocked on ammo (the beauty of reloading) and all firearms are functional. Drinking Water wise we have enough for 5 days in assorted water bottles and jugs. Food is about the sane for canned and I can whip up some other alternatives with the stuff in the freezer before a tropical twister decides to visit. Just in case I’ll review Southcom’s Hurricane Survival Kit once more and refill as necessary. Wife already warned that 12 different types of flashlights are more than enough, thank you.
Note to self: Casted semi-wadcutter bullets for IDPA matches make for very slow and crappy revolver reloads. They do sure cut the paper pretty though. Lee Mold for round nose bullets in whish list.
Speaking of revolvers, I have to say that they are fun to shoot. I bought an used S&W model 65-2 .357 magnum with a 4 inch barrel. The only modification to it was installing a set of Wolff springs and a Hogue grip and that thing was good to go. I’ve had a chance to shoot it during IDPA matches and I found it very accurate (however the shooter is NOT accurate by any means) plus the added value of forcing me to make sure the rounds end up in the A zone because I don’t have that many rounds or the speed available as the semi-auto guys. Now the only thing I need is an ICORE club in the area to be really happy. As of now, the only club in Florida is way north in Jacksonville at the Gateway Rifle and Pistol Club.