Monday, June 28, 2010

Separated at Birth?

You decide...

Monday, June 21, 2010

Uh Oh...

Actual Time 5:08 AM EDT 8:28 PM EDT
Civil Twilight 4:33 AM EDT 9:04 PM EDT
Nautical Twilight 3:48 AM EDT 9:49 PM EDT
Astronomical Twilight 2:51 AM EDT 10:45 PM EDT
Moon 3:58 PM EDT (6/21) 1:21 AM EDT (6/21)
Length Of Visible Light: 16h 30m
Length of Day
15h 19m
Tomorrow will be 0m 3s shorter.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Dad Day

My son & his charming fiancée visited me today.

And I had a thought… after all the parenting of the past 30+ years, it’s an almost unbelievable joy to realize that that little snot-nosed kid can turn into your very best friend.

Thanks kid.


Friday, June 18, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

State Line Open House AAR

Well, better late than never.

Here we go:

Both parking lots were full, & so was most of RT31

Food tent & line

Folks hangin' out & chowin' down

Lil'est machine gunner of ever (rule #3 lad!)

K9 demo- that pup has JAWS

A happy door prize winner (izzatt a grin or what?)

Reloading clinic

Oh yeah- guns & reps

and more guns

and Eric's (the resident smith) "nail gun" (built @ SLGS)

The store was busy (& full)

The closing gun

By all appearances, everyone had a great time. We handed out eight door prizes per hour, went through about 550 hamburgers & hot dogs, many pounds of potato salad, & cases of soft drinks & water.

The winners of the S&W 1911, the Kahr CW9, Savage rifle, & Glock shooting kit grand prizes were somewhat pleased, to put it mildly.

The only item that cost anything to the visitor was the .22 Hammerli rifle raffle for the benefit of our town's K9 trooper; that raised $700 for our toothy cop about town. Our sincere thanks to all who participated.

Sadly, no NE blogshoot buddies or budettes were present this year-
you missed a good one folks...

Sunday, June 6, 2010

6 June, 1944

Thank you.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

BIG Gun Fun

Ink in the date: next Saturday, 5 June.

State Line Gun Shop will be having its 2nd annual open house, & this time will be bigger & better than last year.

They’ll be having manufacturer’s reps on hand, along with free food & drink, police dog demonstrations, hourly door prizes, the RCBS reloading clinic, & .22 machine gun shooting- details here.

They’ll be a couple GRAND prizes, one of which is a MA compliant S&W 1911.

A second biggie will be a Kahr CW9; other goodies all day.

Be sure to stop by, win stuff, eat, drink, & be merry.

And oh yeah, the cannon will be shootin’ throughout the day…