Sunday morning therapy: cleaning

Sunday morning therapy: cleaning — It’s good to push the keyboard away, get out the cleaning materials, and smell the G96 gun oil and Hoppes #9 gun bore cleaner while taking my time cleaning and checking my guns.

Sig Sauer P938 Extreme, Alien Gear Shape Shift Holster, and a spare magazine

Sig Sauer P938 Extreme, Alien Gear Shape Shift Retention Holster, and a spare magazine — I could have sworn that magazine was full when I headed out.

Morning messages

Morning messages — on my InReach Mini, All the condensation on the Sig and the holster shows just how wet everything got. I dried off the InReach Mini before I took the picture.

Remington Model 31 12 Gauge shotgun

Remington Model 31 12 Gauge shotgun – According to the barrel date stamp, it was manufactured in August 1931, so quite early in the production run (as the serial number confirms). Some of the other markings on it suggest it might be of military origin. +2

The forecast lied …

The forecast lied … Not only did it rain overnight, but the temperature was a lot lower than the forecast at 30℉.

Weekend target practice

Weekend target practice – There were two “must dos” this weekend. Take some pictures of Jim’s art, and put at least 50 rounds through my Sig P938.

Hammock ridge line holster mount

Hammock ridge line holster mount — When I first saw the Alien Gear ShapeShift holster system, I thought it would be great for backpacking. When I bought my Sig Sauer P938, I checked the Alien Gear website and was very pleased to see that there was a holster for it. +1

Sig Sauer P938 & Alien Gear Shape Shift Holster

Sig Sauer P938 & Alien Gear Shape Shift Holster. I may (or may not) have been doing a little target practice.

Sunday cleaning & oiling. Sig Sauer P938

Sunday cleaning & oiling. Sig Sauer P938 – I’ve been trying to get my hands on a P938 for a long time (over a year). Everywhere I’ve checked they have been out of stock. This is the 9mm version of Katie’s 380 Caliber Sig Sauer P238 handgun. One-minute read, +1

Essential Supplies

Essential Supplies – What the Brit abroad needs.

Weekend cleaning

Weekend cleaning – To paraphrase the immortal line from ‘Apocalypse Now,’ I love the smell of gun oil in the morning. Many years of backpacking have certainly taken their toll on the finish of my Beretta. Especially on the side that’s showing here. That is the side that faces away from my body when it is in its holster.

A family trip down the range

A family trip down the range – this afternoon we went down to Sound of Freedom in Ozark for some family ‘range time’. One-minute read. 4 pictures

Father-Daughter Bonding

Father-Daughter Bonding – Lanie’s on target with my Beretta and Katie’s Sig P238. Five-minute read, 6 pictures

Greater love has no step-father than this:1

Greater love has no step-father than this: – With 20°F temps outside, today was just the sort of day to do some therapeutic cleaning and oiling of Katie’s Sig Sauer P238. Two-minute read, 4 pictures

My EDC – Everyday Carry

It seems that posts about Everyday Carry are all the rage online at the moment. Either that, or maybe Google is just targeting me with them. Whatever, I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon and produce my own EDC list. +1

Beretta PX4 Storm Compact 9mm

Beretta PX4 Storm Compact 9mm – Taken for no particular reason except I wanted to take a picture and didn’t have anything else to hand that would fit on my desk that was vaguely photogenic.

Liberty: In God We Trust

Liberty: In God We Trust – When I emptied my pockets last night after yesterday’s trip to the range, this is what I found. One-minute read, 2 pictures

Range Time

Range Time – Notice how you cannot see a target in this picture? There is a good reason for that…

Open Carry and Concealed Carry Holsters

Open Carry and Concealed Carry Holsters – A quick look at my current holsters plus some thoughts on handgun ownership. Five-minute read, +7

Routine Cleaning

Routine Cleaning – Cleaning and fixing things was not quite my plan for the day, but that is what I ended up doing. +3

Gun Safe

Jim made me this wonderful ‘bolt-down” gun safe for Christmas. Plenty of room in there for all the ammo I received too.

30 Rounds

30 Rounds – Another trip to the range. You’d think all I do is go shooting. Not so. Well, apart from sitting at my desk working, watching Marvel’s ‘Agents of Shield’ and some occasional yard work, I guess right now it is. One-minute read

Target Shooting – Beretta PX4 Storm Compact 9mm

Target Shooting – Beretta PX4 Storm Compact 9mm. Five-minute read, 2 pictures

Range Time

Range Time: 9mm Desert Eagle – I enjoy shooting. I find it relaxing and – believe it or not – peaceful. Five-minute read, 9 pictures

Glock 17

Glock 17 – Another good thing about having visitors from the UK is that I can ask my friends if I can borrow their handguns to take down the range. 2 pictures