Thursday, August 22, 2013

So, About That Gunblogger Part...

I've been remiss on the gunblogging recently, I know. Part of it was the vacation last week, but it's more than just that. With the scarcity of guns, gun parts, and especially ammunition, I haven't been shooting much at all. The past three months I've gotten out once a month - last month I got out once to test the CounterStrike for the article, this month was the Bloggershoot, I don't even remember getting out in June.

I'm hoping that will turn around shortly.

Ammunition is starting to show back up on shelves. Not only that, but it's starting to show up at prices that are coming back down to earth. I've got two T&E guns left to finish testing (the Rossi 92 and the Ruger LCR22), and two new guns inbound. With any kind of luck, my gun club will reopen the rifle range soon, meaning I might get to shoot more than pistol-caliber carbines without having to drive an hour and a half or more...

I've also got a good number of gear reviews scheduled; some of them require - gasp - getting to the range and doing some shooting. I know, I know; it's a tough job, but someone has to do it... Not atypically, this summer has been freakishly busy, with four weekends in July and August spent camping/at the beach (not complaining mind you) - it's a good down time to get outside, and often that involves more than getting to the range.

One of the items requires a bit of amateur gunsmithing - I'm thinking of doing that one as a series of video reviews, provided I can keep the swearing to a minimum. Anyone that wants to chime in with ideas on how to take better videos, I am 100% open to suggestions. I know my video skills suck, and will not be offended in the least if someone were to share tips... 

Fall is often a good time to get to the range - as long as you're on the pistol range, that is. It's getting a little cooler (pro-tip, kids, don't sight in a scope in July in the middle of the day), a little more pleasant to be outside in the fresh air for a good chunk of time, so getting to the range becomes a little easier. Even the indoor range isn't as hot and muggy, so getting some rimfire training will happen more frequently.

I've also got a number of new shooters that I have to make time to bring to the range. I love it, don't get me wrong - and I've been shocking remiss in bringing new folks to the range lately - but it takes a good deal of time and planning to bring new folks to the range. I'm hoping to get Mom G. back to the range, bring my little sister shooting, and introduce a few more folks along the way. I might even have Freedom Rifle complete in time for some of them!

And maybe, just maybe, one of these years I'll get a new gun that I don't have to review... 

That is all.

3 comments:

Weer'd Beard said...

We should hit the range sometime!

My place, or yours?

Also you'd probably just be like me and BUY a new gun (ie no obligation for review) and review it anyway...

Rob said...

Four out of nine weekends spent camping at the beach is not a bad thing at all for the kids or the parents!

Jay G said...

Weerd,

I love that plan! My range is RSO-only now, so I'd just as soon meet you at your place. Pick a night (preferably on the weekend) and we'll make something happen!

Rob,

Oh, it's not a bad thing - except for the gun content. :)

I will *HAPPILY* pass on going to the range in favor of spending time at the beach or in the woods camping with the family.