About Gerald

Christian, Shooter, Hunter and Conservative. Retired Air Traffic Controller and Reserve Police Officer

Further foolishness…

I read this morning where Students plan on marches across the country to demand gun control…foolish Sheep lead by Educators steeped in left wing ideology, blaming objects for the actions of mentally and morally deranged people. Demanding to “feel safe”, well children this is not a “safe” world and never has been. Put your faith in a all powerful God who gives the ultimate protection, eternal life through the death of His Son on the Cross. I feel for the generations being raised to demand safety, dare nothing, defend nothing and expect the Government to provide your every want not need from Cradle to Grave.

Looks like Pedestrian Bridges are next

Mass killing by Engineers or Construction workers? At least 4 dead and 9 injuries in Miami from a Pedestrian Bridge collapse, if inantimate objects can viciously kill and maim then maybe we should ban them as well. Will Congress step in to stop the killing, shouldn’t we outlaw them? Yes this is silly but so is blaming Firearms for killing, some ONE is at fault in both cases, blame them.

Misplaced Anger…

Speaking with my Son yesterday, he tells me my GrandDaughter tells him she’s going to join the Walk out at School against Gun Violence, so he asks why, she says they don’t want Guns and Police on their Campus. Well she’s spent a lot of time in my home surrounded by Guns, she’s spent all of her life around current and former Police officers, being protected by them.

Our educators and brain benders are blaming the acts of the mentally ill and evil among us on inanimate objects, rather than requiring Law Enforcement and State agencies to keep the mental health records up to date to keep these folks from being able to legally purchase firearms, they want to ban firearms. That is like banning automobiles because of Drunk Drivers. The last several serial shooters have legally purchased their weapons because of failures of the systems, the USAF for not reporting one man’s mental problems and the last, the Sheriff’s department that visited his residence 43 times.

Go after the real causes and I and most Gun Owners will cheerfully join you, in the mean time we see one reason 15-17 years aren’t allowed to vote and frankly maybe that should go back to 21 year olds.

AR Pistol comes together…

Despite the US Postal Services ineptitude my Shockwave Blade brace finally arrived, it sat at the USPS Distribution center in Greensboro for 4 and a half days..no excuse. Now that its here and a shipment of 5 ETS magazines as well I hopefully can try out the new EBP.

ATI Omni AR Pistol, Shockwave Blade brace, Sig Romeo 5 red dot, ETS smoked transparent magazines…now to see how it runs.

This and that…

If AR’s are evil and dangerous, this thing must be just plain Toxic, but so far it’s behaving itself very well, no ones been harmed at all. I actually mostly purchased it because a lot of weak minded folks in this country consider it a bad thing. I’ll keep you advised.

It now sports a Sig Romeo 5 red dot and I have a Shockwave Blade brace coming, boy I know it’ll be really evil then.

I picked up a little Charter Arms Undercoverette .32 H&R Mag. from the gunsmith this afternoon, Thumper’s brother did the work and wow what a transformation, normally I wouldn’t have spent the money on it. I got it on the cheap and the trigger was so bad I knew I’d never use it the way it was. Now its as slick as can be, something seldom said about a Charter Arms pistol.

S&W Governor

How useful are these strange revolvers? I have come into possession of one at a price I couldn’t refuse, one complete with Crimson Trace Laser grips, as NIB with all accessories. After reading several reviews I’m really not so certain that it fills any need not better filled by some other firearm. I’ve used Speer Shot Shells in 38/357 and 44 and even 9mm to good affect on Snakes out to 15 feet or so and generally beyond that distance unless close to the house etc. there is no need to kill them. For self defense I suspect a good 9mm to 45 acp would be easier to wield and more effective. I intend to do some playing around with the Governor and we’ll see if it impresses me more than it has so far.

Using any .410 2.5 inch shell as well as .45 Colt and .45 ACP via Moon Clips it is versatile but I’m not sure it’s effective.

2006 CZ 452 American…

Again from Rick’s collection, a 2006 in .17hmr in very good condition mounted with a Nikon Monarch 6.5×20 with illuminated reticle, the bluing and wood finish is simply excellent, with good but not exceptional wood grain. I was without a CZ 452 in .17hmr so I was very pleased to find this one.

I wish the current production would return to this level of finish but I’m sure the prices would have to rise to do so, I had a 452 American in .22wmr that was a near twin to this rifle that I sold to buy my first Anschutz, the present owner loves to remind me of how good it shoots.


on my last visit to Rick’s firearms I looked over several I’d considered but decided not to buy, and predictably I brought home another one, a CZ 97b. A big .45acp that I’d thought too large for my hands  Some dry firing convinced me I might well be good with it as the DA pull is one of the best I’ve seen. We’ll find out sometime.

On another subject, I’ve been a fan of the little J Framed .32 SW Longs for a long time, great for a first centerfire trainer for kids and women who are recoil shy. Local pawn had a New Ruger SP101 in .32 Federal Magnum, the 3″ fixed barrel model that had been ordered in error for a customer, Made me a offer I couldn’t refuse , price matched the cheapest price I could find on Gunbroker and threw in 2 50 round boxes of Federal 85gr and a 20 round box of HST’s. This may be Mama’s new pistol, you just never know.

No photo of the Ruger yet.

Final additions?

Helping Rick’s Family with the disposal of his Firearms has been a honor in many ways, he was a Man who would give you the shirt off his back literally if you needed it, his Firearms tastes were diverse to say the least. What are likely the last two I’ll purchase from them are two rimfire Pumps. First a Rossi M59 .22wmr and second a restored Winchester 06 pump in .22lr, neither true collectors items but both just the kind of thing that appeals to me.

The M59

The ’06

Lots of good memories of Hunts and Field Trips to Gun Shops all around North Carolina, we solved all the World’s problems hundreds of time, discussed the meaning of life and the wonder of God’s Love to Man at length. I miss him but I’ve got a lot to remind me of him too.

Steyr’s new Zephyr II

From  Charlie, one of the readers here, his comments on his new Zephyr II…

Hello Gerald: You asked about my experience with the Steyr Zephyr II. Well, the indoor range I shoot at is limited to 25 yds–but it produced 5 shot one tiny hole results. I also belong to an outdoor range in Pa. but have to wait until warmer weather for more distance. Now the bad news–due to the design— the receiver, the bolt, scope dovetails, etc. are very forward from other 22 bolt receivers. This forces the scope to be mounted in a position that makes eye relief difficult. I use Nikon Rimfire variable scopes (I realize they are not Leupold quality–but I am happy). With the Nikons, the distance from the adjusting turrets to where the scope tube starts to flair out is not long enough to bring to scope backward to a comfortable distance from the eye. I will have to look for a scope with a longer tube to remedy this problem. The trigger is interesting–a bit of slack–stops –touch it–bang. The direction book calls it a “stage trigger”. Aside from the scope situation, I am quite pleased.