Archive for March 2010
“Six Michigan residents, along with two residents of Ohio and a resident of Indiana, were indicted by a federal grand jury in Detroit on charges of seditious conspiracy, attempted use of weapons of mass destruction, teaching the use of explosive materials, and possessing a firearm during a crime of violence,” according to the government’s press release, which you can read in full below.
I was feeling quite run-down last Thursday; Friday, I lost my voice. Saturday and Sunday were mostly sore-throat no-voice can’t-swallow types of days. Monday and Tuesday were congestion and GI upset; Tuesday evening I bought and consumed a bottle of Pepto while playing TF2 (thanks, Bruce, for being the heavy). I woke up today about noon feeling Much Better, Thank You Very Much.
One downside of fighting off whatever the hell that was is I burned 3 days of PTO, which will impact my ability to take time off for Boomershoot. I’ll still make it – probably – but it won’t be as wide-open a trip as I had hoped.
The end of the story is over here; in short, the ammo was underpowered. If you have lot K29Q18, you need to be careful. CCI is replacing the box of ammo.
I remember a late night in 2000 when I used the term “point blank range” in a way that, while correct, betrayed ignorance about the meaning of the term. This was in Joe’s office in Kirkland; he set me right on usage of point blank range.
I used to call things on guns which made them more quiet silencers; over the years, I was corrected to say suppressor, which is what they really are. Few silencers actually silence a firearm.
Once I started my stamp collection, though, I noticed (pdf) the instructions for box 4h (1c7) start with “a muffler or silencer”; the instructions do not include suppressor as a firearm type. The ATFE requires that you write “silencer” or “muffler” in box 4h.
Furthermore, the industry itself is divided; some firms sell silencers, while some sell suppressors or suppressed weapons.
Much like people that say “point blank range” to mean “very close shot”, people that say “silencer” are right to say so, even if they are only right by accident.
I acknowledge this correct-by-accident usage pisses me off as much as “point blank range”; I redirect the annoyance with a quick “would you like to come to the range to try some silencers out?” and move on.
[chlorine triflouride is] also a stronger oxidizing agent than oxygen itself, which also puts it into rare territory. That means that it can potentially go on to “burn” things that you would normally consider already burnt to hell and gone, and a practical consequence of that is that it’ll start roaring reactions with things like bricks and asbestos tile.
Need a gallon for the shoot.