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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Great wall O Text update

First, I quit smoking.
Since my sick as a dog post I haven't had a cigarette in over 3 weeks. I account my current success to a E-cigarette. I lucked out and got a good one for around 20 bucks. It is an EVOD battery with a Kanger T3S Clearomizer clone tank. These work well and I currently am on a Pineapple kick. Current nicotine level is 12mg, and I am quickly thinking of lowering that to 6mg. So if all works out by this time next year I will not even be using the E-cigarette. I frankly haven't even wanted a real cigarette, they smell gross and I can smell it now. I didn't realize just how much my smell and taste was affected by smoking. I also feel so much better.
Second, I went shooting at a new place
Governors Gun Club. It is a very nice set up and the range people are really nice and helpful. Computerized targets, and well ventilated.  
Third, I tested the grendel.
The grendel is still not reliable with 11 rounds in the mag. It will work reliably with 5 rounds in the mag, but not with round nose FMJ. So once again I have found another .380acp that hates FMJ, but works with JHP.....
Fourth, I can't shoot.
At 10 yards I was barely able to keep them on the targets torso, this also being DA from my Sig 226 in 9mm. Single action was.....weird, I could barely keep them on the target at 10 yards. I ended up just decocking every shot and shooting DA only to keep them on the torso. Still the spread was left and right of aim, and was about 9 inches across. A little high and low about 4-5 inches. It was embarrassing.
Perhaps it's something mental, I did go into that range trip actually worried about re-injuring myself.
Fifth, My shoulder and elbow are better.
The whole reason I went shooting was at the direction of my Physical Therapist, just to make sure I was ready to end therapy. I actually rented the heaviest recoiling pistol at the range. A S&W Governor and fired 20 rounds of .410 00buckshot, one handed. That thing stings the palm, but is amazingly controllable, and fun.  

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Not dead

Not dead folks, just kinda run out of steam. Class and Work is kicking my butt.