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Monday, July 6, 2015

That Was FUN!

So I actually had some quality time with some 1911's. Two Commanders pushing 30 years old and a new M45.  The 1911 has detractors, but IMHO, they are hard to beat.

As a bonus they are fun to shoot as well! Even more so with good friends. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Colt Matters

I find interest in the companies and others circling the technically dead Company known as Colt. 

Yes, overpriced, yes, no real innovations in years, etc. I get that. The "Rampant Pony" only gets you so far even if you know what that is now. 

I tell my students in CCH class to not carry a Handgun you care about. 

I am going to break my own rule this weekend and carry a  close to 30 year old Colt I bought new with an El Paso holster. 

Why? Because I can first, second because after actually taking this to the USTC for a three day class surrounded by the wonder nines, it needs to take a trip. 


Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Look at what arrived at stately manor today! Anybody know where I can get them autographed? 


Sunday, June 7, 2015

Monday, June 1, 2015


So the Colt is shaping up. Magpul furniture and a question for ya. Weapon lights? Yes or no. I have a Crimson Trace foregrip with all the stuff but sorta torn on that. Any suggestions? Or leave it slick?


Sunday, May 24, 2015

That Was Fun!

I don't entertain much here at stately manor. Not because I don't enjoy it, it is just a rare occurrence.

Yesterday Old NFO took time to stop by on his way home. Have not seen him since the last time at Murphy's Law Blogshoot. We ate and went to my home range to shoot some Colt "ponies." The first generation was well represented with Series 80 models in three flavors and someone (guess who) had a current generation Pocketlyte.

He said he sucked. Don't buy that! I would not want him shooting at me. We pushed these pocket pistols out to 15 yards. I provided comic relief with my shooting and a good time was had. 

Then a steak, seafood for dinner (complete with cultured sour cream), some quality front porch time solving all the worlds problems and then too quickly it was over. 

Come by anytime Sir! Others are welcome as well but this place does not sit well with OCD types =).