Monday, September 24, 2012

Kilted Picture, Day Twenty Four

This past Saturday I got a chance to head to the range. Naturally, I was kilted:

(special thanks to SCI-FI for acting as my camera monkey intrepid photographer).

Even at the gun club, the kilt barely raised an eyebrow - although I did get asked why I was wearing the kilt, so I got to give my spiel. One of the drawbacks of living in Massachusetts is that people do not even bat an eye at a guy wearing a kilt - I've had to hint, heavily, that folks should ask why... The 5.11 Tactical Duty Kilts are really nice - I like having pockets again! - and make wearing a kilt much simpler, easier, and faster. Two thumbs way up!

I brought three T&E guns with me: Ruger 10/22 Takedown (which I am hoping to review later this week), the Kel-Tec SUB2000, and the newest gun, the Ruger 22/45. This was a targeted range trip: I wanted final impressions on the 10/22 (still awesome!); I wanted to get some quick initial impressions on the SUB2000 (especially because I will be changing it around, check back Friday; initial impressions are very favorable at close range); and practice a little more with the 22/45 before I pack it up and take it to Colorado with me.

We've got six days left in the Kilted to Kick Cancer fundraising challenge, and I'll be further exploring the fabulous list of prizes that are up for grabs each day this week. Each of these prizes is a labor of love from the donor; all are handmade; all are made in the USA; all are one-of-a-kind offerings only available through this fundraiser. Again, special thanks go to Michael W., Nancy R., Dragon Leatherworks, York Arms, Larry, and Mark for their extremely generous donations.

To those that have donated, thank you all so very much for your incredible generosity. To those on the fence: Why not? For every $10 donation you get a chance at a fabulous custom prize, and in many cases, the odds are still less than three dozen to one. There's still a handful of folks that have not told me how to allocate your tickets - let me know ASAP on that to facilitate a smoother distribution of prizes. And remember, these prizes are going to be given out whether I come in first place or twentieth place, so participate in confidence!

And remember, the donation is tax deductible, so even if you don't win a prize, you win next April 15th!

That is all.

1 comment:

Trost Osler said...

I have a 10/22 takedown and love it! I'm bringing it to an appleseed shoot soon. I put a set of Tech sights on it, and I'm having the trigger group replaced with something nicer, but it is a very fine little rifle.