Shot my first 3 gun match recently. Our group was mostly Army guys (a mix of active and retired guys) with a couple other dudes. One of the other guys said something about the lubrication of my rifle. It was pretty well lubed. Not dripping but there was a good heavy coat of oil on it.
Co Worker "Well you don't have to do some heavy desert style lube job."
Me "I always lube my rifle this way, and it works...." (The kid who had criticized my lube job was having issues with his AR)
Co Worker- Laughter
Seriously the DI AR platform runs like crazy when it is lubricated. It can be pretty darn dirty and if there is still a good coat of lube it will run just fine. Not all malfunctions with the AR platform come from a lack of lubrication but a lack of lubrication is usually present during said malfunctions. To quote John Mosby "Its like a woman, the wetter the better."
Me- "Honey, Tuesday I might be able to get Krystal."
Wifey- "What about Crystal?" in a not very happy tone.
Me- "I might be able to get Krystal"
Wifey- "WHAT ABOUT CRYSTAL?"
I am confused about why she is visibly aggitated.
Wifey- "WHO IS THIS CRYSTAL?"
Seeing the disconnect.
Me- "Honey, you remember the place with the little sliders?"
Wifey- "Oh ok. I hadn't thought of that place in a long time and thought maybe you were trying to do that thing where a person slips something into a conversation so they could say it had been mentioned."
I get where she was coming from. If she had said "Tuesday I might be able to get Jim" I would have been confused myself.
He turned around to Bill and asked, “Mr. Jordan, what battle rifle would you stash away?”
Bill took another sip of his vodka tonic and said, “I’d put away a Smith & Wesson Model 19 and a box of cartridges.” Bill being from Louisiana, it came out sounding like “Kat-i-ges.”
Our local gun expert realized that Bill was a little hard of hearing,
so he said, “No, Mr. Jordan, I meant what kind of AR would you want to
have hidden away.”
Bill smiled, finished the vodka tonic, and said, “Sonny, I heard you
the first time. And my answer is a Smith & Wesson Model 19 and a box
of cartridges. If serious trouble starts and you can shoot at all, you
can get whatever kind of little machine gun you’d want to carry. You
could even get a little Jeep to drive and maybe even a nice looking
uniform to wear… if you can shoot!”
"Do you wanna hold the shotgun or get the shovel?" Me to Wifey.
"I'll hold the shotgun."- Wifey
Background. At approximately 2200 the dogs started freaking out. Dogs went outside and kept freaking out so I went and got the shotgun. Shined a light outside and the big dogs were fighting over something. Was it a stuffed animal? They drag them into the yard sometimes. I go to take a closer look. It was a dead possum. Wifey asks "What do we do with it?"
That brought up the quote.
1 possum dead and all my chickens alive, will call that a good day. New dog might be staying around after all.
Also I feel pretty good about our home security status if the dogs lose their shit that much about an overgrown rat I don't like a persons odds of sneaking up undetected at all.
Walker looks accusingly across the table at Wifey "Mom, This is a terrible dinner."
A couple minutes later after the kids went to play in the other room out of earshot for normal conversations. She leans over and says quietly to me.
"4 year old's are assholes."
For the record she made us philly cheese steaks with fries and salad. It was really good. The kids had cheese sandwiches and fries, usually one of their favorite meals but apparently not today. It as classic kid, say something very matter of fact that is totally outside of social norms.
"Good news is your guns. The bad news is you have become fat and lazy. We will see which part of you wins."
-Dimitry in 299 Days Book 3
In the series 'Dimitry' was a Russian who lived through the collapse of Russia speaking on his observations about Americans during the 'partial collapse' laid out in the very realistic story portrayed in 299 days.
"Time is short people, don’t squander it on trivial BS. You have a
responsibility to take care of your family by planning ahead. Even if
you only buy 2 or 3 extra cans a week at the store, in a month you have
8-12, in a year you have 96-144 (doesn’t seem like much, but it is). Are
you prepared to defend them? “But guns and ammo are so expensive!” So
was that new game system or IPhone you just bought, Dumbass! You should
be actively prepping and planning to defend your family and friends
“when” not “if” this storm comes. If not you are an irresponsible, self
centered, Slug, and you deserve what happens (unfortunately, your family
doesn’t.). I don’t care if you don’t come train with me, but by God,
get it somewhere! Go to Max, or Defensive Training Group , or Sierra 12 or Mosby. YOU are responsible for what you do, AND DON’T DO! Be the
person that sees and carries out the responsibilities the Founding
Fathers expected of Citizens. If not, no big deal, it’s just an idea
past its prime…..right?"