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How I got the idea of the name of this Blog

 
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Now I do not know if you have seen this film. But I always liked it. I usually showed this movie to my Students just before Christmas oops I mean Winter Break.
So now you know where I got the idea from. I hope that you like it.
All the Best! From the Ex Teacher your Parents warned you about!
Grumpy
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By The Way, over on the TOP RIGHT HAND SIDE of this Blog is the List of my new articles
 
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How to turn salt water into safe drinking water

I saw this U Tube a couple of Days and thought it was pretty neat!
Hopefully you will never have to use it. But one never knows right?
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Preview YouTube video How To Turn Salt Water Into Fresh Water (Simple Improvised Distillation)

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Advice on how on Buying a Pistol

 
So you think that you found a pistol that you would like to add as a new member to the family?  Well Done!

  Okay here is a few hopefully helpful hints. On what to look for before you slam down some of your hard earned money on the counter.
Now pistols come in basically three flavors
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Revolvers Single Action or Double Action*
Single action – You have to cock the Hammer every time to shoot
or  Double action. When you can just pull the trigger and the gun will go off!
Single Shots** The name is kind of self explaining
Semi Automatic*
What to look for when thinking of seriously buying the pistol
Is the price realistic?
Look it up on the computer at some of the gun auction sites. This will give you a good sense of what it is really worth
How expensive and available is the ammo?
A 41 Colt ammo cost a lot more and is harder to find than say a 22 Long Rifle
This some of the more popular calibers out there that are fairly easy to find.
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How do the grips look like? But do not freak out about this. Since Today you can easily get a replacement grip at a fairly reasonable price for most pistols.
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Unless you want to go whole hog and then the sky is the limit.
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I myself like Pachmyr grips. Yeah they are ugly and plastic.
But they really help my score at the range.
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What kind of overall shape is the gun in?
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Note any Rust, holster wear, marks, dings, scars, no serial numbers etc.
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This is very important! As it will tell you if the gun is safe / legal to shoot and its value down the road.
What does the barrel look like?
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The lands and grooves should be clear and sharp. (These are cuts in the barrel which help the bullet go straighter)
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****Do yourself a favor and pass on the deal. Its a turkey and may be dangerous to the user & folks near when it goes off!***
Now a lot of crafty gun seller will put a nice coat of oil on the gun for sale.
Since Oil can & will cover a lot of sins and problems. So get a rag and wipe it as dry as you can get it.
Who is this guy selling this gun to you?
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They are a lot of stories about cops doing stings on selling guns illegally.
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Also remember the Courts for the most part allow Cops to lie to folks.
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So only buy from Reputable folks. It will pay off in the long run.
Old Joke – Two guys are sitting in their cell, One say say to the other. “She sure didn’t look like no cop to me!”
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* I stole this from another site since it is better than I can explain it
Single-action (left) and double-action (right) revolvers come in nearly every shape and size.
Single actions (left) and double actions (right) come in nearly every shape and size.

Revolvers come in many flavors, many shapes and sizes, and many different configurations. The two main platforms are the single action and the double action. Which one is best for you is ultimately a matter of preference. Which is most comfortable in your hand, and more importantly the revolver you can shoot most accurately, is the one you should choose.

Single and Double Action Differences
Single actions derive their name from the fact that they can only be fired by cocking the hammer and squeezing the trigger one shot at a time, whereas the double action can be fired in the same manner as the single action or simply by squeezing the trigger to fire – hence “double action.”
All modern day single-action revolvers are based, however loosely, on the Colt Single Action Army (SAA). So timeless was the design that it is still in wide use today. There are a number of manufacturers of single-action revolvers, including Ruger, Freedom Arms, Magnum Research, Uberti and Colt.
Double-action revolvers are available from Smith & Wesson, Colt, Ruger and Taurus on the new and used markets. Colt’s excellent Anaconda is no longer in production, but it can be found used and makes for an excellent choice for hunting or as a back-up weapon.
Both types of revolvers can be chambered in calibers adequate for big-game hunting and protective back-up duty, but they handle recoil differently. Double actions tend to transfer all of their recoil straight back into the web of your hand, while single actions have a propensity to exhibit barrel rise and are designed to roll upward (particularly in the case of single actions equipped with “plow handle”-type grips).
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** As the name implies, single shot refers to any firearm–which may be a pistol, rifle or shotgun–that has no magazine and holds a maximum of one cartridge at any given time
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semiautomatic pistol is a type of pistol that issemiautomatic, meaning it uses the energy of the fired cartridge to cycle the action of the firearm and advance the next available cartridge into position for firing. … A semiautomatic pistol harnesses the energy of one shot to reload the chamber for the next.
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Buying a Rifle Part 3

Now moving right along, Sorry that this is a very long diatribe!

Let us move along to the action of the rifle.
Does it operate smoothly?
This video will give an idea as to how it should go as concerning smoothness. The first 30 seconds is all you need to see.
If yes then you are good to go!
How does the metal of the gun look like?
Does it look uniformly clean w/o any rust, pits, stains, scars, bulges, cracks or stuff like that?
How does the inside of the barrel look like?
It should look like this
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How does the trigger feel?
Ask if you can dry fire it.
If the trigger have a reasonable resistance to pressure and then breaks clean. (You will feel it when you do it.)
If not – You can still think about getting it. Since you can usually replace the trigger with an aftermarket one. Which will cost around another $100.
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Buying a Rifle Part 2

********Trigger Warning – Adult Profanity coming up!**********

Yeah I am a real windy Bastard at times. So thank you for bearing with me so far!
  Now where was I? Oh yeah buying a Rifle! As you can see my my C.R.S.* is acting up!
 Let us say that you have found a worthy candidate of a Rifle to add to you group of foster guns. As President Teddy Roosevelt (The Good Roosevelt*) would say “Bully!”.
  Right! Now is the time to turn on your cold hard eyes and do a serious inventory on the condition of this Long Arm.
Now I generally start from the Butt or bottom of a rifle and move my way up.
Does this rifle have a but plate or a recoil pad on it. If so what shape is it in?
If it has a recoil pad. How hard is it. I have bought some rifles that the pad could break concrete.
If you have to replace the pad. Then it will probably cost you a C Note or $100 dollars to those Yankees out there.
Are there any cracks, scars, scratches,blemishes on or near the toe & heel of the butt? If yes then pass on it. Unless you get a big discount.
Yes! You can replace a stock. But that is very expensive. With either your choice of wood or a good plastic one.   (I hate most plastic gun parts by the way)
So when I say expensive think at least $200 and up. IF you can find a good Gun Smith & if he has time for it. So add another couple of hundred to the tally.
NO I AM NOT TRY TO SCARE YOU! But I do want you to go in with your eyes open Okay?
Unless you can get a good deal on E bay. But that can be a gamble at times with E bay.
More later
* Theodore was a great sportsman and had a great collection of guns. Hopefully one day. I can go to Oyster Bay, NY and see his home. Which has been turned into a Museum. Serious Hint – By the by. Did I mention that I take gifts on Paypal by the way?
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Buying a Rifle- Part 1

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Now I have written before about buying a pistol and later on I will post something about Shot guns.

If you have the burden of living in the Peoples Republic of California and some other states*. You are going to have to buy a gun safe. But I will write about these at a later date. But it is a good idea anyways.
  Now again Rifles come in these basic formats
Gun Infographic (see link for more) - visit us at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex, Sparta, ILor the Fully automatic mode like the AK-47**
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Assault Rifles like the AK-47** – Which contrary to Media BS is basically illegal to have in Most Places in the USA.
 

** There are versions of the AK-47 out there. But they are only Semi Automatic. They can be converted to full Auto. But if you do & when you get caught. Your new Room mate is called Bubba and he thinks that you have a pretty face.
So unless you do not want to get in touch with your other sexual self. I highly recommend not doing this foolish thing!
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Remington Model 600-Stock Refinished .308 Win.

All I know is that when I shot one like this . It had a a great report and a solid recoil that you did not forget real soon! As you can guess by now. I am not a real fan but God Bless those who do like them!

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