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Re: What did you do this weekend?
« Reply #475 on: August 28, 2018, 11:27:38 am »
Saturday I ran the bowling pin match at the range (had third highest average).

Sunday morning we picked up a U-Haul trailer, drove 4 1/2 hours and over the mountains to the coast, emptied a storage unit, then drove back with both the truck and trailer loaded, and emptied both into the garage.  14 1/2 hour day.  Averaged over 19 mpg going over empty, and 18.6 mpg coming home.  The trailering setting for the truck helps a lot going up and down hills with a load, but definitely takes it's toll on the mileage.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #476 on: August 28, 2018, 04:43:35 pm »
    Ugh. What weekend? Spent all day Saturday helping my parents with their massive yard sale (for which I was paid rather handsomely, so I can't complain too much) and then all day yesterday babysitting our neurotic dog while my parents are out of town for a funeral. They've gone out of town at least once a month for the last three years, never longer than two nights, but the little bugger still gets himself so worked up that he makes himself physically ill.

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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #477 on: August 28, 2018, 06:12:26 pm »
    Doubt that will work. He doesn't get hyper so much as so stressed and depressed that he gives himself stomach issues. Can dogs get acid reflux?
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #479 on: August 30, 2018, 02:50:58 am »
    Man, the north rim must have been awesome this time of year.  They get some real howlers up there during the summer.  Was Zion really crowded?
    The North Rim was colder and wetter than the last time we were there in August.  The thunderstorms were incredible to watch coming across the canyons.  It also seemed like there were more people there, including a lot of French tourists.

    Zion was not as crowded as we were told to expect.  It was still too crowded for our tastes on the trails, but a lot of trails were closed due to landslides caused by storms, so that might have something to do with it.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #480 on: August 30, 2018, 10:44:17 pm »
    Last time we were up that way was a January trip a couple of years ago.  Awesome time of year to experience Zion.   :thumbup1
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #481 on: September 08, 2018, 10:39:01 pm »
    Finally, after over two years, my Archon Type B (formeerly Arsenal Stryk B) has arrived.  I'm on call for the rest of the week and can't get to the range, but when I do, I'll give a report.

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    « Reply #482 on: September 08, 2018, 10:40:50 pm »
    Oops!  That last one shouldn't have been upside-down. :doh
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #483 on: September 09, 2018, 09:49:09 am »
     :thumbup1

    Niiiiice. Eagerly awaiting the range report.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #484 on: September 09, 2018, 11:11:21 pm »
    Agreed.  It looks a bit different from the first ones I saw but still fine for an "evil black gun" .  :cool
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #485 on: September 10, 2018, 10:45:31 am »
    for the 18th year,  our big outdoor kids event weekend. 
    Even through we had over 9 inches of rain in the days leading up to it  :facepalm,  and did all the set up on Friday, in the rain  :panic.  We still had a good day and weekend for it.    Numbers were down a bit,  just over 400 kids (under age 14) registered,  so that does not count the older teens, parents, grandparents, etc.

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    Events included,  camping Friday night.  Free Breakfast Sat. morning. Fishing tournament. Free Lunch. trap shooting, pellet gun shoot, archery, sling shots, water cannon fight, rope bridge, milk crate climb, bouncy castles, horse back rides, disc golf, pedal cars course, paint ball shoot, bird house building, MOPS (mothers of pre-schoolers) had sidewalk chalk, changing and feeding stations and activities for the littlest ones, hay rack rides, Free supper, prize drawings,  movie and popcorn,  camping again on Sat. night, with a Free breakfast on Sunday morning and a non-denominational worship service after breakfast.   at the Corp of Engineers park (John Redmond reservoir).

    This is put on by Sheriff, Fire, Police, EMS, emergency management, Parks and Wildlife, Federal fish and game, Corp of engineers, Recreation center, quail forever/pheasant forever, several of the local churches and a host of sponsors and everything is provided to get the kids outside, give em a ton of stuff to do, and the parents don't have to spend a dime on food or entertainment.
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    « Reply #486 on: September 10, 2018, 03:15:18 pm »
    Excellent.  You've told us about this event before but I applaud your level of commitment to have made this happen for 18 years.  I imagine there have been an awful lot of good memories generated there by you folks over the years.  Well done, sir.   :thumbup1
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #487 on: September 10, 2018, 08:34:03 pm »
    Got my new gun "safe" assembled, and then hauled my guns and a sh*t-ton of ammo from my parents' house to my apartment.

    And wit that, The Move That Will Not End has pretty much come to an, uh, end. Now I get to devote my (more or less) complete attention to the sequel: The Great Unpackening.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #488 on: September 10, 2018, 08:42:29 pm »
    Got my new gun "safe" assembled, and then hauled my guns and a sh*t-ton of ammo from my parents' house to my apartment.

    And wit that, The Move That Will Not End has pretty much come to an, uh, end. Now I get to devote my (more or less) complete attention to the sequel: The Great Unpackening.

    I always have the urge to burn everything, and to just start over when I move. That may be a just me thing tho.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #489 on: September 10, 2018, 08:49:46 pm »
    I always have the urge to burn everything, and to just start over when I move. That may be a just me thing tho.
    That sure beats moving it all. It’s expensive though.
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    « Reply #490 on: September 10, 2018, 09:18:59 pm »
    I always have the urge to burn everything, and to just start over when I move. That may be a just me thing tho.

    I'm glad it's not just me.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #491 on: September 10, 2018, 09:52:25 pm »
    Moving is awful, I've thought long and hard about ditching my bed for a camping cot and then reducing all my belongings down to what fits into one suitcase.

    We Americans are truly blessed to have as much unnecessary material crap as we do  :banghead .
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    « Reply #492 on: September 10, 2018, 09:58:59 pm »
    Moving is awful, I've thought long and hard about ditching my bed for a camping cot and then reducing all my belongings down to what fits into one suitcase.

    We Americans are truly blessed to have as much unnecessary material crap as we do  :banghead .

    I could move everything I had in just my pickup UNTIL I got married.

    If one woman can add so much stuff to be moved. Then I have no clue how lesbians ever move at all. I assume hire a few semi trailers.
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    « Reply #493 on: September 11, 2018, 02:11:26 am »
    I could move everything I had in just my pickup UNTIL I got married.

    If one woman can add so much stuff to be moved. Then I have no clue how lesbians ever move at all. I assume hire a few semi trailers.

     :rotfl

    It's true. There are many different theories as to why, but women love stuff  :thumbup1 .
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #494 on: September 11, 2018, 08:31:03 am »
    I'm glad it's not just me.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #495 on: September 11, 2018, 10:50:48 pm »
    I always have the urge to burn everything, and to just start over when I move. That may be a just me thing tho.

    Having done a move by air, with a hard weight and size limit.  I did burn a bunch of stuff rather than give it to people who wanted my stuff, but did not want to pay me for it.  Worse of the asshats broke in to our old house less than eight hours after we flew out to see what we left in the house.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #496 on: September 13, 2018, 11:20:46 pm »
    So I finally got to the range today to shoot my new Archon Type B.  Well, actually I had two Caniks, a Star, and the CZ75B I rebuilt last year I wanted to fire as well as the Archon, but this report isn’t about those others.

    I was able to test function with different ammo weights and check accuracy.  As my time was divided between five different pistols, I was only able to put 85 rounds through the Archon.  Those rounds included Federal HST 124gr +P, Wolf 115gr ball, and Freedom Munitions selections in 115gr ball, 115gr HP, 124gr ball, and 147gr ball.  There were no malfunctions of any kind with any ammo I used.

    I fired off-hand at about 21 feet.  At least I think it was 21 feet.  It looked about seven paces to me, but the marks on the wall were not labeled.  For the sake of consistency at least, I sent the targets to the same approximate place down range.  The targets I used were marked “NRA Official 50-ft. Slow Fire Pistol Target” and were provided free of charge with the range fee.

    I fired a full magazine of each type of ammo listed above except the FM 115gr HP which was in short supply today.  All but one of the rounds were in the black, although a smidge to the right.  I may decide to adjust the sights at some point, but for now they will do.  The single hit just outside the black was with the HST.  Considering that the group was clustered in the lower right quadrant of the black and the flyer was just slightly high and left of the black, I’ll say it was probably me and not the pistol or the ammo.

    The grip is just big enough for my hands with an aggressive texture and a comfortable contour.  Recoil was pretty manageable and the sights were easy to see.  I didn’t try any fast shooting or double taps today, so maybe next time I take her out I can report on the ease of follow-up shots and such.

    Having grown up shooting 1911's, I'm pretty particular about my triggers.  Though not a 1911 trigger, the Archon has a trigger better than most of the striker fired pistols I've tried.  There is no "dingus" trigger safety like on a Glock.  The safety mechanism is all internal.  Reset is short and positive.

    So that’s my attempt at a range report.  Hope it was worth a read.
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    « Reply #497 on: September 15, 2018, 10:28:02 pm »
    It'll do for now.  Thanks for sharing.   :cool   Was it your favorite pistol of the group at the end of the day?  Just out of curiosity what models were the Caniks, the Star and the CZ75 ( full sized or compact )?   

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    « Reply #498 on: September 16, 2018, 06:47:25 pm »
    Thanks much for sharing. Now I have another gun to add to my "gotta check this out" list.

    This was a busy weekend for me, and it actually started (sort of) on Thursday. Thursday afternoon, my department at work had a "team activity," so we spent all afternoon throwing axes. One of those axe-throwing places recently opened not far from our office, so we went there. A good time was had by most everyone (one team member didn't have much fun, but we found out Friday that she'd been on the verge of a full-blown illness of some sort or another).

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/qPVip2S2NZoK9PET6  (video of me throwing an axe and, miraculously, managing to get it to stick in the target)

    Friday was the annual party for the entire company, so I spent all afternoon Friday running around Pittsburgh's South Side in an Amazing Race type of event, and then a good chunk of the night eating way too much wurst and pretzels at an authentic German-style beer hall.

    Saturday I was up early to help squire another event for the 501st Legion. We were putting in an appearance at Mutt Strutt, which is an annual event to help raise money to train service dogs for veterans with PTSD, TBI, and combat-related injuries. It proved to be a very small turnout: nearly everyone who signed on for the event was forced to drop out at the last minute (either got called into work, had family emergencies, and in one case actually broke his leg), and we had four other events that day, so there was no one else available to fill in. So it was just me helping out a single, solitary stormtrooper.



    Despite our incredibly poor turnout this year (last year we had upwards of fifteen troopers attend), the organizers were still thrilled to see us, and as usual it proved impossible to get anywhere quickly because people kept stopping us to ask to take pictures with the Stormtrooper.



    Of course we had to get a picture of the Stormtrooper with the "Ewok."



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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #499 on: September 22, 2018, 10:35:17 pm »
    Coelacanth,

    So sorry for the late reply.  I just saw your post this moment.  I promise I wasn't ignoring you. :doh

    To answer your questions:  I would have to say that my favorite pistol of the day was the Archon.  This opinion, I admit, may be colored by my excitement at having finally received it after a two year wait.  I did not have the problems experienced by MAC or Honest Outlaw in the videos below.


    Mine had no malfunctions of any kind.  I don't know why they were having so many light primer strikes and I had none.

    A very close second for favorite was my CZ75 B rebuild mentioned above in this very thread.  (See: posts 253-259)  That venerable old pistol shoots like a laser beam.  Twenty years of use before I got my hands on it have smoothed out the action pretty well and I am quite taken with the two-tone finish sqlbullet helped me with.

    The Caniks were the TP9SA and the TP9SF.  Both functioned without fail, but neither were as accurate as either the Archon or the CZ.

    The last pistol of the day was a Star BM.  The Spanish surplussed these compacts, and despite the obvious wear of years in service, mine shot fine.  I wish the point of impact was closer to point of aim, and accuracy was about what I'd expect from a pistol with such a short sight radius.

    Now, having said all that, I actually came back to this thread to mention what I did today.

    My son is looking for a compact pistol in anticipation of getting his CCW in the next month or so.  I, being the dutiful father and all-around awesome guy that I am, volunteered to accompany him to the gunshow today and offer all the unsolicited advice he could handle. ::)

    It turns out that he couldn't make a decision today, despite all my urging.  I, on the other hand, couldn't resist getting a P10C.  Of course we had to take it to the range straight away.

    So I got to go to the gunshow, eat lunch, and get in some range time with son number one today.  Not a bad weekend.  I just wish I had the presence of mind to take my new Archon with us to get some more rounds throught it. :banghead
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