Thursday, April 21, 2005

PIG Pic..

I have a list of firearms I am going to buy over the next couple of years. Since I have such a love of history, it will come as no surprise that one of them is the famous Colt 1873 Single Action Army Revolver.

From the Uberti website:
"God made men, but Sam Colt made them equal," was an Old West saying referring to the Colt .45 "Peacemaker." When the 1873 Single Action Army (SAA) hit the market, the U.S. Army purchased 93,000. Custer's troops at the Little Big Horn were armed with the new revolvers and lawmen and outlaws alike were quick to adopt the new six-shooter.

The Uberti "Colt 1873" (they call it the Cattleman) SAA specs for my dream gun:
  • Caliber: .357 Mag
  • Barrel Length: 4-3/4"
  • Total Length: 10 1/4"
  • Weight: 2.0 lbs
  • Cylinder: 6 shot, fluted
  • Grip: One-piece walnut
  • Finishes: Case-hardened
  • MSRP: $410

I am in love..

Original Colt SAA revolvers are $1000's of dollars, so I think this "accurate reproduction" will work just fine!

Cops are the BEST!

Some of you are going to accuse me of bashing on cops, just because I am a firefighter, and you would be wrong. My father was a Deputy Sheriff before he went back to school. One of my best friends in the world is a law enforcement officer. I work regularly with the Sheriff's Office on SAR missions. However, one thing most LEO's have in common is their belief that they, and they alone should have firearms, because they are soooo highly trained. OK, then explain this.
..his pistol fell from his waistband. When Clancy fumbled for the falling firearm, it went off -- twice.
What gives? To cheap to buy a holster??
I am not even going to continue.. It's just too easy.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005


So, people are up in arms about the problems they are having with the 911 system, and want them (911) to take more responsibility for their actions. I have to admit, I have some mixed feelings regarding this. Although some of the 911 operators were clearly out of line, like the Super Trooper State Trooper who ignored repeated 911 calls regarding a motorcycle crash, indeed saying "Too bad!" and then hung up. The driver ended up dying from his injuries. Or the woman who called 911 ten times about her ex-boyfriend who was kicking her door down, she was told that the police had "Other" things to do. Her Ex eventually took her and her six month old daughter, hostage.

Then there is the flip side. Example? How about the woman who called 911 because her daughter was misbehaving? 911 asked if they should come over and shoot her.

Our 911 call center here has already made over 115,000 tap outs to Fire/EMS and Police, and answered at least 3 times that many calls. Although professionalism is a must, I imagine it does get tiring answering calls about a stubbed toe, headache, and un-disciplined children, not to mention answering the 20 cell phone call about a minor fender bender on the freeway.

But when do people start taking responsibility for their own actions? At what point does this society say "No, it is YOUR problem, you did it, now YOU deal with it!"

Example: Bush plans to sign the bill making it tougher to declare bankruptcy. This is a good thing! People who can't manage their finances, should not be able to just go out, declare bankruptcy, and start over. I know a guy who has done it. Once he was able, he just new credit cards, racked up about $80,000 in debt AGAIN, and filed again. No change in lifestyle, no change in habits, just money GONE! He was never forced to take responsibility for what he did.

The wife and I have worked HARD to make sure we have as close to ZERO debt as possible. We have NO credit cards, and the only loans we have left are the student loans from college, we hope to have those paid in the next 2-3 years. But all that took sacrifice, a budget, and RESTRAINT!

Argghhhh! You just want to kick some people in the head with steel toed boots!

I'm gonna get off the soap box now, go to the range for a bit.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Pin Up Pic..

Going back through my old Pin-Up's, I realized that I had only one little picture of Jayne Mansfield! I have posted a couple of pictures of her daughter, Mariska Hargitay but neglected her!

Ohh, that will be remedied RIGHT NOW!

What a shape! That, ladies and Gentlemen, is not bad.. Could use just a touch more in the hips and thighs, but, I would not kick her out of bed! Speaking of bed, how about this..

Just wow..

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Just Another Day..

Work tomorrow, another 24 hour shift. Posting will be light, unless something really cool comes by..

I wanted to go shoot this weekend, however, it dawned on me that I did not have the new codes to get into the shooting club! That would be a problem..

So I called the club treasurer. When he called me back, he had already looked into it. Apparently some of the members who paid their dues, did not receive their codes to get in the door, and some members who did not pay, and were dropped from the roster, they DID get codes. Um.. OK.

Situation resolved, but I still didn't get to shoot today..

Good news, I found out that I will be attending class in May, to get certified to drive our Ambulance, and June to upgrade my EMS certification, from EMT-B to IV-Tech. I am hoping to get my Airway Tech in the next year as well, and move on to Paramedic, unless a job comes around!

The Pin-Up will be posted around noonish tomorrow, until then, stay safe, front sight focus!