Tuesday, September 10, 2013

So It's Come To This...

It got here faster than expected. Of course, I mean the Kilted To Kick Cancer "Let's One-Up Each Other" contest.

Ambulance Driver is going to wax himself (again) if he reaches his goal (He's also giving away signed copies of his book, which, all kidding aside, is an excellent read, FWIW).

Jeff B. is promising to go duck hunting in a kilt if he reaches his goal.


You know that I can't pass by a thrown gauntlet. You know that.

So, here's mine. If I reach my goal, I will attend the Flintlock 3-Gun shoot in VA next month hosted by my #1 blogdaughter. She has already agreed (and cackled maniacally) to set me up as a pirate wench for a photoshoot, complete with stays, shifts, and even something called "Harriet". I was afraid to ask. She was laughing too loud to hear me anyways. All I made out was something called a "bum roll". Apparently my pirate wench has it going on in the ... wait for it ... booty.

There you go. "Jay G. the pirate wench" if I meet my goal. You know I'll do it, too.

At this point, I would like to draw your attention to the mighty fine prize packages that I have for everyone that donates to the Prostate Cancer Foundation on my behalf. Right now, we are one third of the way through September. I've had some really awesome donations so far - and thank you, each and every one who had donated so far. However, I'm less than one-third of the way to my goal, which means I'm going to have to turn the pimpin' up to 11 if I want to make up for lost time. With that in mind, it's time for another look at the prize packages...

My red-headed blog stepchild was kind enough to put together not one but two "playsets" - remember those cheesy plastic ones you'd get as a kid? Like the "police" playset had a revolver, plastic cuffs, a badge and a whistle? Well, here's two Action Playsets that are the real deal...

Prize Package #1a: The Pirate Action Playset:

That's awfully busy. Let me break it out for you:


Dagger and instruction manual

Boarding axe

Prize Package #1b: The Indian Action Playset:

There's a war club, knife, and a tomahawk in this set. When I say that Michael W. (a.k.a. Dr. Mike - Cutler to the stars) put these playsets together, you have to understand something: He made everything. The tomahawk, the knives, the war club, the boarding axe, the cutlass, the leather work - that's all him. He hand-made everything that you see (except the books) for these two packages.

Think about that for a second, folks - for $5, you get a chance to win a handmade axe, dagger, and cutlass or war club. It's a bahgain!

Thank you, so very much, for everything, Michael.

Prize Package #2: LaserLyte LC9 side-mounted laser

The good folks at LaserLyte sent along this laser after I reviewed the LC9, but I had already shipped it back to Ruger. If you've got an LC9 or LC380, this is a slick unit that installs by replacing the existing side screws. I have one on my P3AT, and it helps quite a bit.

Prize Package #3: Multi-Fun Pack!

Here's a pack of accessories to help dress up your pistol, shotgun, or rifle. There's a Tapco vertical foregrip, a LaserLyte Tri-rail for a 12 gauge shotgun, and a LaserLyte pistol bayonet.

And, we also have this:
From Glenn:
200 count (100 pairs) of Radians FP60 uncorded foam earplugs. Supposedly have a NRR of 29. They are made in the USA. Info from their website here: http://www.radians.com/radsite/index.php/products/industrial-safety-products/hearing-protection/item/radians-resistor-29-earplugs. I figure they may come in handy for shooters or anyone needing hearing protection.

I will mail these only to someone within the lower 48 states. I ordered them, from Sportsmansguide.com, tonight so should have them long before the end of the month. If for some reason they do not arrive or wind up on back order or out of stock forever, I will substitute a $20 gift card at Sportsmansguide.com.

Glenn's also sweetening this deal with another extra:

Remington gun sock. Who couldn't use another one of these? Thanks Glenn!

Prize Package #4: York Arms Stripped AR-15 Lower

Wally has very graciously donated a stripped AR-15 lower, serial number KTKC2013 (how awesome is THAT???) with an engraved Gonzalez flag on the magwell. Pictures will be forthcoming (Wally insisted I wait until after anodizing), and this *is* a firearm, so transfer will have to happen through an FFL and all state and federal laws will be followed.

This prize package needs a picture.

Imagine an AR-15 lower. It looks like that, only better, because it's from York Arms. It has "KTKC 2013" as the serial number, "MULTI" for the caliber marking, and way-cool pictograms for "SAFE/SEMI/AUTO".

Oh, and it has this:
engraved on both sides of the magwell...

I've seen this lower. It seriously prods buttock, folks...

Thanks Wally!!!

Prize Package #5: 1,500 rounds of .22LR

No, your eyes are not deceiving you. That's a real, honest-to-goodness box of 1,000 rounds of .22LR. You also get this:

That's 500 rounds in a fake spray can to keep your precious rimfire safe from prying eyes and sticky fingers, a necessity in today's cutthroat ammo environment. This is in addition to the 1,000 round bulk pack Bruce has already pledged. 1,500 rounds of .22LR - you literally can't buy a package like this right now. 1,500 rounds of rare-as-hen's-teeth .22LR can be yours courtesy of Bruce, retired NH state rep, who will be joining me in a kilted range trip sometime soon... :)

Like last year, I'll be giving a "ticket" for every $5 donated. Each ticket can be put towards any prize package (think of each prize package as having a "bucket" in front of it into which you can drop your "ticket"...). For example, if you donated $30, you could put six "tickets" into bucket 1a for six chances to win the Pirate Action Playset. You could also put one "ticket" in every bucket for one chance to win each of the prizes. I'll keep a spreadsheet with donation tallies and "ticket" allocations, and at the close of the contest (midnight on September 30, 2013), I'll have a random number generator pick the winners.

Please e-mail me and let me know how you would like your "tickets" allocated!

If reading about these prizes fills you with an urge to donate...

Thanks again to everyone that has or will donate, and especially to my awesome friends for offering up such great prizes!

That is all.


Spike said...

I may or may not have just threw down some money for JayG the pretty pretty pirate.

Doug Watson said...
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PJS said...


As a word person, I'm intrigued. It's not in the OED or in any slang dictionaries I've consulted. What does it mean and what's the derivation? (And when can we see you in one -- not to mention the bum roll and stays?)