The Obama Biden Problem….

 

The self admitted “author” of the 1994 assault weapons ban insults a gun enthusiast during a debate.  Typical narrow-minded liberalism from a plagiarizing, cheating, lying, racist bigot.

New Carry Weapon…

 

 

Kahr Arms MK40 .40 S&W

Kahr Arms MK40 .40 S&W

 

 

 

So, the summer months are waning on and there’s no let up in sight for T-shirt and shorts weather here in the south.  I’ve been wanting a new, smaller carry weapon for when I venture out into the cruel world.  While I’m a huge Sig Sauer fan and normally carry the P229 or P225, I’ve been longing for a compact, pocket carry-able handgun to help lighten the load.

After some research, some shooting, some hemming and hawing, and even flirting with the idea of a revolver, I settled on a Kahr Arms MK40.   Its a dual action only,  sub-compact (they call it a micro, but I wouldn’t go that far) semi-auto chambered for the venerable .40 S&W cartridge.   I knew going with a smaller gun would reduce the magazine load, so I went with the larger caliber to deliver more bang for the buck, so to speak.

After picking it up last week, I headed to the range and put about 200 rounds through it to break it in.  I’m very happy with it.   While it took a bit to get used to, being such a small gun, it was accurate and has a snappy recoil.

I like it’s all steel frame and the fact that it weighs 24 ounces unloaded.   This helps a lot when it comes to dealing with the recoil of the larger caliber.   It came with the extended 6 shot magazine, but I think for the comfort factor I’ll go with the 5 shot magazine, carried in a 5+1 configuration.

R.I.P. Skip Caray (1939-2008)

 

Another voice of my youth has passed. Skip Caray, longtime broadcaster for the Atlanta Braves passed on Sunday after a long bout with various health problems. Braves games has not been the same in the past several years as network changes had all but forced him into a part time role as lead broadcaster, but he’d been the radio and TV voice of the Atlanta Braves for many years. He was 68.

As a long suffering Braves fan in the 80’s, I grew to love his voice and style of broadcasting as he made some miserable years as a Braves fan bearable. Son of the legendary Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray and father to current Braves broadcaster Chip Caray, he was a legend in his own time.

I had the opportunity to meet him two years ago while he was signing autographs outside his BBQ shack in the centerfield plaza at Turner Field. I told him how much he’d meant to me and shook his hand. He was a good guy and we talked for several minutes about baseball and watches. He was wearing his two-tone Rolex submariner (gold/blue) and I was wearing my Rolex GMT Master II.  He noticed mine and I noticed his and we started comparing notes. Seems he was a little bit of a watch guy as well. I remember him saying something to me about liking the color combo of my GMT.

He will be missed.   Too many good guys passing here lately.

“Mark gets the sign, the wind and the pitch here it is… swung, fly ball deep left center, Grissom on the run… Yes! Yes! Yes! The Atlanta Braves have given you a championship! Listen to this crowd! A mob scene on the field. Wohlers gets ’em one, two, three. A couple of fans rushing on the field. The Atlanta Braves have brought the first championship to Atlanta!”  – Skip Caray, October 1995