Blogging to you from the Northeastern Badlands of The County of Lake, in the state currently known as Fatmanistan, DEEP DEEP DEEP DEEP DEEP inside the heartland of the Banana Republic formerly known as the USA, WELCOME TO THE NEXT CHAPTER! WARNING! ALL FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA ARE ADDICTIVE; EXCESSIVE USE MAY LEAD TO MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS, REDUCED JOB PRODUCTIVITY, INSOMNIA, SOCIAL ALIENATION, GENITAL ULCERS, BLINDNESS, POLITICAL EROTICISM, AND / OR DEVIANT FUNAMBULISM. NOTICE: NO GUNS OR AMMUNITION ARE FOR SALE VIA THIS BLOG. (No, I will not trade my Colt Python for some lubricious adventures with your trophy wife and a future first-round draft pick.) CAVEAT: This blog is not suitable for viewing while at work, while inside a public library, while inside any public or private school, or while inside any public or private restroom. Do not view this blog while driving a motor vehicle or while piloting an aircraft. Viewing this blog may be illegal inside the EU, NYC, Chicago, Seattle, and other parts of the Third World. THIS BLOG CONTAINS (albeit often very childish) ADULT-CONTENT. DISCLAIMER: This blog is a hobby, it is not a livelihood. Even though much of what I blog about relates to firearms collecting and recreational shooting, I am not an expert (by any measure) on any facet of guns, shooting, hunting, or personal defense. Entries at this blog are akin to good old-fashioned campfire chats or post hunt bourbon-fueled barroom-bluster; I offer no opinion on what you should or should not purchase, or what you should be using or doing. What does or does not work for me could be rugged-country-miles away from your tastes and your needs. All products, places, and miscellany that I review for this blog are purchased / rented / leased at retail price by me. I do not accept payment, gifts, discounts, freebies, products on loan, distilled spirits, recreational pharmaceuticals, plea-bargains, probation, parole, Papal Blessings, Presidential Pardons, or sexual favors for doing any review or blog post. TRACKING COOKIES: Google et al stick tracking cookies on everybody. If you are online, you are being spied on via one method or another, for one reason or another; 'nuff said. You may be able to minimize your online DNA residue by using Tor and Duck Duck Go. Vive la liberté! Vive all y'all! Ante omnia armari. To each of you, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Revolver Grip Adapters

 

Grips (AKA Stocks) on a revolver that fit YOUR hand and YOUR concealed carry needs can be a challenge to find.  My compromise for carrying and shooting this old Colt Agent is a Tyler brand grip adapter that I bought many years ago.  The Pachmayr rubber grips fit my hand better but these old wooden stocks carry easier inside my pocket, inside my waistband, and / or in my shoulder holsters. Shooting is easier with the rubber grips but very manageable with the wooden grips provided that I use them with the Tyler style adapter.
  

The Tyler website HINTS that ordering MAY soon become easier.




Until the aforementioned website changes become effective, you'll need to copy and print their old-school order form, write a check, stick it all in the U.S. Mail and wait a while.

I'd like to purchase a couple of J-Frame grip adapters, one polished / shiny aluminum and another in shiny black.   If I get a new printer before they upgrade their website I'll just order them the old-fashioned way.

Their online order and payment system failed when I tried to place an order so I just gave up.
Your mileage may vary.

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Saturday, September 10, 2022

My favorite drink back in the late 1950s / early 1960s

 

If it was in one of the ubiquitous pop machines of that era, it was my top choice.  Dr. Pepper was an alternative, followed by Coke, Pepsi, and RC Cola if we were visiting MeMaw in Anderson Indiana.  

A&W mug root beer at the drive-in restaurants was just plain heavenly AWESOME. 
(circa late 1960's).  

Kayo is unavailable nowadays.  A major corporation (Coke maybe; I forget which one) owns the rights for the brand.  IIRC, Oprah mentioned Kayo and other old-time soft drinks on one of her shows a couple or more decades ago which prompted a limited manufacturing run of the brands she mentioned. 

Those old days were sweet, to say the least.

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JZ

Friday, September 9, 2022

I forgot about that anniversary



I'm three days late in celebratng the one-year anniversary of paying off the mortgage. 

Time does fly by faster for me now than it did during my younger years.

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