I asked my brother if he thought the “zombie craze” was really anything with real substance. He said well they must have had numbers to support them keeping their zombie marketing. Then I asked him if he knew anyone that didn’t make fun of it. His response: I don’t know anyone in middle America in their teens. That’s probably the only group of people that bought into that. Whatever makes you money I guess.
Ha, ya it’s true, The Gun Feed, but I never knew anyone that supported this zombie craze.
All I have to say is I hope the zombie craze is over and the camo fever goes in full swing. And ya, as “anonymous” commented, plaid has always been fashionable.
On to something that will make you laugh. This is probably the best YouTube video I’ve seen ever.
I don’t think the “zombie craze” was really anything that consumers bought into all that much. Yes, manufacturers were producing a ridiculous amount of products relating to zombies but I’m not sure it really caught on. I feel it was a bit forced. I do on the other hand believe there’s a camo fever, which I like.
Camouflage has definitely become an “in” thing for fashion. I see it every day in NYC. People wearing camo pants, jackets, hats, shoes, backpacks, slippers and probably even underwear. I know I have camouflage underwear so I imagine others do too. I see more and more people with multicam print on their clothing. Like it’s some new “in” thing.
I’m completely guilty of having camouflage items too. I feel a little better about wearing it because I use camo a lot to actually hide myself in the woods. But I still usually have a camouflage backpack on while roaming the streets of NYC. People definitely aren’t becoming friendlier to hunting. It’s becoming a more popular pattern in fashion. Along with plaid it seems like. I always said that elderly people have style and now I’m dressing more and more like my grandfather. Or maybe that’s just hipsters doing that.
I don’t really hang out with “the cool kids” so I wouldn’t know. For a more professional opinion we’d have to ask the one and only ENDO.
I have to give credit to TTAG for giving me the idea to write about the camo fever.
I feel I should say something about these confiscation letters that NYPD sends out. First off these are real. Second, I have seen them first hand. If I’m not mistaken, the owner of the firearms can have a licensed gunsmith in NYC permanently modify the rifle or shotgun to hold 5 or less rounds. The gunsmith also needs to write a letter saying that the firearm has been permanently modified. I don’t think these letters are anything new. I feel like this has been happening for a while. It’s not a difficult fix but I agree the round capacity is ridiculous. 5 rounds on a .22LR?! This is just way too restrictive. How a city can do this to its citizens is beyond me. Vote with your feet I guess.
Here’s something a lot less depressing to look at (just trying show that there are some good things in NY):
Great, another unnecessary tool. To take a pistol down, you shouldn’t have to use tools. And to take a 1911 down you do not need tools.
I’ve written 1,004 posts on this blog. Wowzer.
I’m contemplating whether I want to go to SHOT this year or not. I know I know, people would kill to be able to go but I just am not sure it’s worth it. There really wasn’t all that much that was new and exciting, I’m not a fan of Vegas and I was in bed by 9:30 like a good little boy, Mom. What are people getting excited for at this year’s SHOT? What do people want to see? I’d rather shoot everyday at our farm for 3 days than be in a huge crowded building on my feet all day looking at guns that we’ve already seen and own. I think the only thing I liked was meeting people I knew from the blogosphere.
What is it with me and suppressed SBR’s? I think I would trade a lot to get a decent one like the Sig MCX or a Honey Badger. It’s one of those guns that I only have one use for and only one, shooting targets and wasting money on ammo.
I recently got to shoot my K-31
What a great rifle. First shot hit my little metal silhouette target from like 80 yards. I think I’m going to hunt with that next year. Hornady even makes a hunting cartridge for it that I could use. There’s something about surplus rifles that is special. Someone was going to use this rifle to defend themselves against an enemy. I even know who was going to use it because their name is on a piece of paper under the buttstock:
Here was my view one night while hunting:
Call me an animal lover and some anti-hunting jerk but I don’t really understand hunting lions. I could never shoot one. I’d be so impressed with their beauty that I wouldn’t be able to shoot it. I could shoot one if it was attacking someone, terrorizing a village or eating someone’s crops that they rely on but not just for the hell of it and because I have so much money I don’t know what to do with it all.
Over the weekend I had the chance to shoot a fox while I was in the woods. Fox was in season and I had the permit to do so at the time but I didn’t shoot it. Foxes have been eating our chickens, which are on the other side of the farm, and I’ve always been looking for these foxes to shoot. We raise chickens and other birds to make money off of them so I have every reason to shoot them when I see them but for some reason I never did shoot this one while in the woods. I just sat there and admired it. I drew my handgun and lined up to shoot but part of me wondered if fox was in season and part of me didn’t want to shoot the beautiful animal. If I were to shoot it I wouldn’t want to waste any of the animal. I would make a scarf out of the pelt and give it to someone as a gift. I don’t think I’d be able to leave a fox dead in the woods because I shot it while it was out of season.
So I let this animal go but I’d shoot a dog if it were eating our sheep and chickens? Is it the rarity of the animal that makes me not want to shoot it? Its beauty? I don’t know what it was but I didn’t shoot it. I was on the edge of shooting it but I couldn’t get myself to do it. I think this same story could apply to a lion hunt. I just couldn’t do it unless it was creating major danger. So yes, I’m against hunting a majestic animal unless it’s endangering humans.
There, you have my opinion on the subject. Rich people are going to do whatever they want. Do something productive with your money, please.
Ok, I agree with this so much. One day it will be recognized how illegal the actions of the state of New Jersey are. New Jersey even sends a letter to your employer to tell them that their employee is applying for a pistol permit. They probably won’t admit to this but it happens and I know someone that has this happen to them. Maybe I’ll get ahold of this letter they send soon.
My K-31 arrived. What a cool rifle. I can’t wait to shoot it. First I’m going to clean it completely by taking down to every screw and spring. Then I’m going to glass bed the stock this week. The rifle seems like it has never been fired so I don’t think I will have to check head spacing, not that I even have a no go/go gauge for 7.5 x 55.
So this happened over the weekend:
The light was in the pocket of my jacket that had this Streamlight flashlight in it and a Spyderco Enuff in it. I made a service request with Streamlight but I think I will call them. Thanks The Gun Feed for getting Streamlight to get in touch with me via Twitter.
For my gun coffee table project I’m now looking for some surplus WW2 handguns. Maybe a couple Nagants. I’ve always wanted a suppressed Nagant revolver.
Doesn’t Henry understand that no actual farmer will be able to buy their American Farmer Tribute Rifle?
If only all evenings looked like this:
Tired after all that hunting…
Well I didn’t shoot a deer. I saw one walking away from me and at least three while walking to a stand one morning.
First off I want to thank The Gun Feed for sharing my UPS post. I think that’s the only place that promotes my posts. I thank you for that again, The Gun Feed. I want to reply to the comments and thoughts brought up in the comment section of the post. I completely understand that UPS and “The UPS Store” are separate entities. I just thought I could go to this private entity with the UPS logo on the door and ship a package. Why would UPS want their name on these private businesses if they can’t trust them? I guess UPS doesn’t care much about their customer’s shipments. Why can’t UPS make it so I can go to their “store” and ship whatever I can usually ship through a UPS driver? Get some trustworthy employees before you open a store.
Instead I had my UPS guy pick it up. I just don’t understand why I can’t send a piece of metal. The store I was at is located in a pretty huge anti-gun community so I just figured they didn’t want to touch anything firearms related. I don’t think some people in that area realize just how many people are carrying a concealed firearm, LEGALLY. It’s really frustrating living near a place that is so anti-gun but just half an hour drive away the people are so pro-gun that you wouldn’t think you were in NY. Most have a firearm in their truck especially when hunting season begins.
Speaking of hunting season, I’ll be in the woods soon with my friends and brother. Wish us luck. I’m off to prove a Mosin is plenty adequate for hunting deer. I’m not really sure I need to prove this though. I probably won’t see a single deer but it’s always nice being out in the woods to watch the sunrise and sunsets. I kind of wanted to take a new K-31 I got but ammo won’t arrive in time. Hornady does make a 7.5×55 A-max round which is awesome. I plan on hunting with that.
I was trying to ship a gun part back to a firearms manufacturer over the weekend and had an issue. I went to “The UPS Store” to ship this firearm part. It was not a receiver and it wasn’t anything serialized. I went up to the lady at the counter and said I need to ship this to this place. The name of the company has the word “weaponry” in it. Scary I know right? She immediately read the address and said is there a firearm in this? I told her no it’s not and chuckled. She took a step back and seemed startled when she read the address. She told me she can’t send this because it has a gun part in it. She wanted to write down what was inside. I wrote that it was a piece of metal. She told me that I needed to write more info and they once again can’t send gun parts. I told her alright I’m going to go to FedEx.
I called UPS to see why I couldn’t send it and got quite the response. The customer service representative told me that corporate won’t let any private UPS stores ship ANYTHING related to a firearm. Even a scope! “They want to be able to keep track of that kind of stuff”. Uh what? What is that form I was filling out where I wrote what’s in the box? Is this UPS being anti-gun or does it make sense to you? I really don’t think it makes sense. I’m filling out the same form whether I go to a private UPS store or have the UPS man pick it up. In fact I wouldn’t fill out your idiotic form if I had the UPS man pick it up. I feel like if the address never said “weaponry” then I wouldn’t have had this issue.
Unrelated but important: I thought this is what we were trying to stop the British from doing when we wrote the Fourth amendment?
A friend of mine always stresses to me to not use my slide release in order to put handguns in battery. Sometimes I listen but sometimes the slide release is easy and fast so I do it on the range. I recently just cut the pad of my right thumb and needed a few stitches. The stitches are out and it’s slowly healing. I shoot firearms everyday at my work and I have started to realize how much using the slide release hurts my thumb. Even when this thumb is healed it will still be painful to put pressure on the scar I’m sure. Dan, you win on this one! I now only put the slide into battery by pulling the slide to the rear. Not being able to use the pad of your right thumb is extremely annoying when manipulating firearms and working on them. Moral of the story? Be careful and go slow when working in a machine shop. Your body is more important than some silly thing you have to make. At least I have all my fingers still.
I think it’s pretty amazing how the firearms community will come together to support someone. Examples are the countless teenagers who were punished in some way for wearing a tshirt that was gun related. Even when it’s not a 2nd amendment violation, we come together to help the person. I’m glad I’m in this community.