Sunday, May 31, 2009

Lee single stage press

After taking a few(10 or so) years off from reloading I decided to get back into it. Since I started shooting more I thought it would be one way of trying to make me more accurate and maybe in the long run save some money. I started with a Lee single stage press. It's one of the newer one's that has collets for your dies. That way you can quickly switch between dies. There are still some adjustments that need to be made when resetting to dies but they are very small. I've reloaded four different calibers from pistol to rifle and all have done very well. Sure a turret or automated rig would be faster but not nearly as expensive or I think as accurate.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Awesome little Tripod, camera holder thingy

We'll I'm sure you've seen these by now. I bought one after seeing it on our retail store. This is a great little tripod and camera hanger. It molds and twists and grabs on to just about anything. I've used it on my little Sony camera and my parents Flip movie camera. It works great as a camera tripod/holder thing. Where I really enjoyed having this was when we went hunting. I was able to set this up and then take shots with my dslr. It folds down very small and it adjusts to just about anything. If you don't have one...get one there great and will improve your pictures greatly.

The Jeep

Well she's not the prettiest jeep in the world, or the quietest, or the best ride, BUT it's mine and it does it's job very well. What is that job you ask? Well that's to deal with the country roads so my Audi doesn't have too. Add the fact that I was really missing having a Jeep and this is what I got. A friend at work had the bike rack so I threw that on pronto. Next is a half sized basket if I can find/make one. It gets decent gas mileage and has made" all ready. The boys want me to paint it this summer and we may get to it at some point but for right now I'm just enjoying having something I can bounce around in the pasture with.

The Springfield Armory XD 40 - first thoughts

Last year I received a CZ p40 for Fathers Day. It was a great little pistol, with only one down fall. No availability for magazines. So when a great deal came up on a Springfield Armory XD 40, I just couldn't pass it up. I traded the CZ in on the XD. Magazines are readily available on the shelf and it feels great in my hands. When it arrived I was pleasantly surprised to find Heinie Straight 8 Slant Pro tritium night sights. Which I just happen to have on my PT1911 that I shoot uspsa meets with! It was a used gun, but it was still in the paper it comes in from the factory. All the fun bits were still there, two mags, mag holder, holster, and even the test round. There was evidence that it had been fired before. There were some marks on the feed ramp. Other then that however it looked brand new. After waiting out the rain for a week or so I finally got a chance to shoot it. It shot well. I didn't do anything spectacular with it, but I shot well. It will make a great backup to my 1911 at meets. Heck I might do double duty and shoot both one weekend at a meet.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Checking in

Well it's been a long time since the last post. Lets see what's new. I've started shooting a lot more. I missed my regular SPE outting this year. I'm heading to Seattle in June to see my Sis. I have hopes of starting a gun club here in Sidney.
I'm in a good relationship. My kids are growing like weeds. I have a personal goal of camping 10 times this summer. I really want to get back to reviewing products. That brings me a lot of satisfaction. Hopefully I'll keep up better this year.