Archive for January, 2011

Offline

Posted in Uncategorized on January 30, 2011 by Jay

Hey gang,

I’m moving tomorrow (Monday) to a new place about an hour away from where I currently live. I’ve got everything on and ready to go…except for the internet. No ETA on when that’ll be up and running, so you may or may not here from me for a while.

Also, I start my first day as a deputy sheriff on Feburary 1st at 8:00 a.m. I’ll be a full time sworn deputy, so needless to say, I’m excited.

I can get email on my phone, so feel free to email at: jay.txgunner@gmail.com I’ll reply as soon as I can.

So, with all that said, adios. I’ll be seeing yall on the other side!

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Job

Posted in Uncategorized on January 25, 2011 by Jay

So, in other news, I got the deputy position! I will be moving some time in the coming week.

I start Feburary 1st.

Heh

Posted in Uncategorized on January 24, 2011 by Jay

I had a good laugh.

Growing pains

Posted in Uncategorized on January 19, 2011 by Jay

I finished my psych eval today and got the psychologist’s signature.

I completed my medical physical, and as long as my TB skin test and drug test comes back negative, I’ll get the doctor’s signature.

So, having completed everything I have, I’m only waiting on my medical tests, and to sign on the dotted line so to speak. In the mean time, I’ve been looking at apartments in the area of where I’ll be working. My parents have agree to pay to get me set up, and pay my first months rent.

However, this has run into it’s own issues. I’ve got a lot of stuff to buy, and no telling when I’ll get my first paycheck.

See, the Sheriff has said he would strongly prefer his deputies’ duty pistols to be chambered in .45 ACP. I don’t own anything in .45 ACP. I also don’t own a back up gun. This means I’ve got to buy a new pistol, back up gun, and possibly a new duty holster at $100-$150. In the mean time, my cell bill is due on the 12th of every month and rent is due on the 1st of every month, then there is the electric bill, cable bill, internet, etc.

To make matters worse, I have no idea when I’ll get my first paycheck. I’m not sure if the county pays bimonthly or monthly.

If it’s bimonthly, I’ll get my first check on March 1st. I’ll be able to get my bills paid and eat on top ramen until the 15th, then I’ll be able to buy my duty pistol and start saving my pennies for the back up gun.

If it’s monthly, I won’t get it until April 1st, which means I’ll have to find a way to come up with the money to cover that month.

Time to figure up a budget and start getting things figured out. If my childhood wasn’t over yet, it certainly is now!

Dont get, Sights

Posted in Uncategorized on January 17, 2011 by Jay

Stuff I don’t get, handgun sights edition.

Been reading a lot of reviews on handguns lately. One thing I see frequently reading reviews, are shots group well, but not in the center. Sometimes it is low and left, other times it may be center and to the right.

Shockingly, one thing I also see a lot of, is rather than learn their new handgun, most of the reviewers just adjust their sights until they are hitting close enough to the center for their liking.

What I don’t get, is why mess with the sights? Do they just assume the factory didn’t zero it properly? Or are they too lazy to learn to shoot their new gun properly?

I don’t know about you, but I feel a little uncomfortable taking a whack on my sights without being able to properly shoot it from a bench and sigjt it in.

Kimber Solo

Posted in Uncategorized on January 16, 2011 by Jay

Kimber Solo.

Stats:

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Caliber: 9 mm
  • Height (inches): 3.9
  • Weight (ounces) with empty magazine: 17
  • Length (inches): 5.5
  • Magazine capacity: 6

FRAME

  • Material: Aluminum
  • Finish: Black Kimpro II
  • Width (inches): 1.2

SLIDE

  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Finish: Satin Silver

BARREL

  • Length (inches): 2.7
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Twist rate: 1:10

SIGHTS

  • Fixed 3-dot (white) low profile
  • Radius (inches): 4.4

GRIPS

  • Black synthetic
  • Checkered/smooth

TRIGGER

  • Single action striker-fired
  • Factory setting (appx. pounds): 7.0

MSRP: $725.00

I still think Karl still said it the best:

I will let others be the early adopters and wait a year to see if anyone that shoots more than once a year uses one and likes it.
I’m sure they will sell plenty of them to the “I can’t carry anything heavier than a feather or bigger than a paperclip” crowd.
Next year we’ll get the LC45. 3 ounces, 17 lb trigger.
And it will be their biggest seller of the year.
To guys.
That don’t shoot.

Growing pains…

Posted in Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 by Jay

With things shaping up with the rural county I interviewed for, I have started the process of trying to find a place to live. Commuting is out of the question, as it’s not practical for me to drive the 70 miles one way every day. It’s best all the way around for me to move and live there.

The problem is, as I’m discovering, it’s hard to find out information over the internet, simply because most of the apartment complexs and realtor’s offices don’t have websites. The only information I can find is a name, address, and phone number to call. So, I’m having to generate a list of numbers to call and get information from.

I guess that goes to show how reliant I’ve becoming on letting high speed internet and a google search do all my work for me.