I Didn't BAG....I BAT

I didn't make a gun purchase on Buy A Gun Day.  Instead I B.A.T.

It's got some rust issues, some in need of paint issues, and some needs the brakes adjusted issues (which I'm in the middle of right now), but it should be a fun project.

I also made a batch of non alcohol taxable homebrew.

It's a dry hopped wheat beer, should be interesting.


Policy Revision

Well that didn't take long.  The new range owners down the road got tired of hearing about their customers' dislike of their ammo policy and revised it.

Hurray for owners who listen to their customer base and respond accordingly.


Full Auto BBs

No tax stamp required...for now.

They look to be on backorder, but for only $299 I could afford a bunch of BBs.


How To Lose Customers Before You Open

I had been rather excited about the "new" shooting range opening literally a couple of blocks away from my house.  I had used the location rather frequently when the place was under previous ownership.  The place is now called BluCore Shooting Center and is run by some guys that had previously been offering training courses and decided to run a range instead of borrowing someone else's.

As details about their membership pricing and new lane configurations started showing up on their website, I was pretty excited about the possibilities.  Then they posted their ammo policy.  It requires purchase of range ammo for the most common rifle and pistol calibers.  I quickly became significantly less excited, as did many others.  When the owners started to spin this as anything other than a way to stay profitable, I became even further ambivalent about exchanging cash for goods and services.

I'll probably still use the place from time to time, but for now I'll still be looking around for a better local spot to shoot at.


Dear Amazon

Amazon, I like you and all, but can you please stop sending me e-mails with the latest deals on flat screen TVs?  I was only looking as a backup if my amateur TV repairman efforts failed.  As it turns out, all I needed to do was swap out some boards and everything was just peachy.  I knew exactly what I was doing thanks to the magic of the internet.

So no more TV e-mails, okay?  Now if you've got suggestions on what to buy for Buy A Gun Day, I'm all ears.