Archive for October, 2010

Phone OS choice

Posted in Uncategorized on October 30, 2010 by Jay

Seems SOCOM prefers Andriod over Apple…

Real Men Use Android: Special Forces Favor Google Phone

(h/t SayUncle)



Posted in Uncategorized on October 30, 2010 by Jay

Guess who is a sworn LEO?

*points thumbs at self*

This guy!

I just got sworn in as a part time Deputy Sheriff!

My official title is Reserve Deputy Sheriff. I have to go on Wednesday afternoon and get my departmental ID made.

I have all the powers and duties of a full time deputy, such as arrest, off duty carry, etc, just I only work part time (minimum of 25 hours a week), and per department policy, I can’t be my own unit, I have to ride with a full timer.


Posted in Uncategorized on October 28, 2010 by Jay

Lyrics taken from one of my favorite operas:

“P: In all your fantasies, you always knew, that man and mystery…

C: …were both in you.

Both: And in this labyrinth, where night is blind, The Phantom of the Opera, is here/there, inside my/your mind”

In other news, I passed my Academy’s final today, just barely squeaked by with an 85.6. Now, I know passing is normally 70, which is true in this case. Since I passed it with a 70 or better, I’ll be able to graduate on the 5th. But, one of the Academy’s requirements is, to be able to get the endorsement to take the state TCLEOSE test, you have to make an 85 or better on the final exam. Since I made above an 85 (barely), I’ll be able to take at TCLEOSE Wednesday morning.

For those that didn’t make an 85, they will study this weekend, and take the “B” test Monday morning. If they make an 85 then, they’ll be able to take TCLEOSE with us on Wednesday. You have a total of 4 chances to get the 85 or better. Everyone had their first chance with the “A” test we took this morning.

If anyone had failed it, they would be kicked out of the Academy. Thankfully though, no one failed it.

I’m going to take today and tomorrow off, and hit the books this weekend. I have TCLEOSE review Monday and Tuesday, TCLEOSE on Wednesday, I’m off on Thursday, and have graduation first thing Friday morning.

Fact or Crap?

Posted in Uncategorized on October 26, 2010 by Jay

Looking for people’s opinion on this…fact or crap?

Did S&W design it that way, or is it a happy mistake?

Evidence I’ve gathered:

1. Watching Magpul’s Dynamic Handgun, Costa says that S&W designed the M&P that way. He also said that Beretta designed the M9 the same way.

2. Owning a Beretta 92F, I thought I’d try this when I did Firearms last month. For me and my Beretta, it worked. For one of my classmates and his Beretta 96 Vertec, it worked. As a matter of fact, I got to where putting the mag in would get the slide to release 19 out of 20 times. The catch I noticed is hitting the bottom of the frame at a rough angle when you put the mag in.

Obviously I’m not going to rely on it happening when I reload, be it gunfight or practicing at the range. I’m not going to keep reinserting the mag and hitting it until it goes home. I noticed that if it does happen, my immediate reflex is to start to rack the slide as usual. I think of it as an added bonus rather than a sure-fire way of reloading.

So, readers, whats your opinion?

Fact that it was designed that way? Crap that it’s just random luck?


Posted in Uncategorized on October 20, 2010 by Jay

for the 500th comment:


Oh I know it’s to poke fun… because I too look at that round and go…. why? Solution in search of a problem.

…and since Mr. Hsoi has the 500th comment, he wins a free box of ammo of his choice!

The 1000th comment will feature another prize, to be determined when we get near the 1000th comment.

Mr. Hsoi, please contact me to claim your prize.

Thanks to everyone for all of your comments! I appreciate every single one. You guys mean a lot to me.


Simply put

Posted in Uncategorized on October 19, 2010 by Jay

.357 Sig = 9mm hole with .40 recoil and capacity.

Running for office

Posted in Uncategorized on October 18, 2010 by Jay

Yes, you read it right.

I’m considering running for County Constable in a rural county somewhere. But the problem is, I don’t have much of an idea where to begin. I know how the process works in several other states, but I’m not sure how it works here in Texas.

Anyone have any idea as to what I should do? If not, do you have an idea where I could find out what I need to do?

Thanks guys!