Range time with the CAA USA Micro Conversion Kit

posted Oct 6, 2019, 6:36 AM by Gizzard Gary

This past Friday, October 4, I spent an hour or so at The Gun Guys Indoor Shooting Range with the CAA USA Micro Conversion Kit, along with my recently-acquired (a week ago) Glock 22 Gen 4 LEO trade-in.  I wanted to do a functional test of the MCK, along with the Dagger Defense DDH-B Reflex Sight and Manual BUIS, and the Fyland Tactical Flashlight.  I had 100 rounds of PMC Bronze JHP 180 grain ammo with me.  After I arrived, I decided to buy some defense ammo for it also, so I picked up two boxes of Sig Sauer V-Crown JHP, 180 grain.

So how did everything do?  It was flawless, and so much fun!  After getting the reflex sight adjusted, I was punching holes in paper at 10 yards, then moved out to 25 (the length of my indoor range).  To be able to hit the target consistently with a handgun at 25 yards is awesome.  I also tried the BUIS, and while they need some adjustment, they were spot-on for windage.  The Fyland tactical flashlight worked without a hitch.  I tried 10 rounds of the Sig V-Crown just to make sure it would cycle, again no issues.  Great day at the range, and a recap video to follow (yes, I did video my first few shots, not all of them).

Fowl Territory - Weekly show debut

posted Jan 4, 2019, 10:38 PM by Gizzard Gary

The first weekly episode of Fowl Territory debuted yesterday evening at 8pm Central.  Everything went fairly much according to plan.  We had around 6 or 7 people on the panel at various times, and we discussed three 2A articles during the first hour.  Then, we did a giveaway, which was won by YoderTexas.  After that followed free discussion.  We ended up running around 1 hr 45 min, which is pretty close to the 2 hrs I was shooting for.  I am happy with that, and am looking forward to next week.

What does "Give Them the Bird" mean?

posted Dec 26, 2018, 11:19 PM by Gizzard Gary

I have been using the hashtag "#GiveThemTheBird" for a few months now.  And yes, the message can be a bit ambiguous, and it was meant to be...sort of.  It's a play-on-words.  The entire statement is, "If someone tries to infringe on your Second Amendment rights - #GiveThemTheBird."  Now, some might take that as meaning to make a rude gesture, but that's not the point.

For one, my channel logo is a rooster with a modern sporting rifle and sling.  I have an Instagram post which shows the rooster emblem along with the word "Bird," then below that, a cartoon sketch of myself, along with the word "Word."  So, it could be taken that, if someone's rights are infringed, send them to my channel - and that would be fine - but that's not quite the point either.

To me, throughout history, the bird is the symbol of freedom.  "Free as a bird," as the saying goes.  Also, the rooster symbolizes courage, vigilance, and strength.  So, if someone's rights are infringed, be like the bird - speak of our freedoms, face them with courage, always be vigilant, and be strong in your beliefs.  Give them the bird, and be proud to do so!

Advocate or activist?

posted Nov 2, 2018, 9:27 PM by Gizzard Gary

Prior to today, my description on most of my social media accounts listed me as a "Second Amendment advocate".  Lately, I have heard lots of discussion regarding the difference between being an advocate and an activist.  An "advocate" is in favor of the Second Amendment, but does not necessarily take any action in that regard; an "activist" actively promotes the Second Amendment - by creating discussion videos, commenting on news articles, attending rallies, writing their representatives, etc.

I have decided that I need to be an activist.  The Second Amendment is in danger.  Political candidates, the mass media, etc. are all actively trying to chip away at our gun rights.  Several states have passed restrictions regarding what guns you can own, how many you can buy, even going so far as to require a background check to purchase ammo!  We can either sit and lament about our bad fortune, or we can speak up, take action, and do whatever it takes to right these wrongs!  Maybe one person can't fight the fight alone, but we need to get in the fight.

To quote NightStryke - "Shall not be infringed!"  He takes a lot of heat for this tag line, but he's not wrong.

We are nearing 300 YouTube subscribers!

posted May 26, 2018, 3:11 PM by Gizzard Gary

Can you believe it?  I know I can't.  In a few short months, I have 298 subscribers to my YouTube channel as of this writing.  I humbly thank each and every one of you that have joined me on this video journey.  I will announce a giveaway of some sort on my channel, as soon as I figure out what it might be.

What is "common-sense Second Amendment advocacy?

posted May 26, 2018, 3:09 PM by Gizzard Gary

Simply put, "common-sense Second Amendment advocacy" is to advocate for gun rights and laws that enable Americans to exercise their right to keep and bear arms as the forefathers intended.  That means that all Americans, with the exception of those who are obviously a danger to society, should be able to purchase and carry the firearm of their choice, in all 50 states.  I do respect states' rights, but I believe that nationwide concealed carry is necessary to ensure the safety and freedom of all Americans.  Unnecessary laws, fees, waiting periods, etc. restrict people from being able to defend themselves.  At the same time, I also believe that we have to keep firearms out of the hands of people who might do harm, but with the possibility for rehabilitation and restoration of gun rights once a sentence has been served.

Taurus Spectrum Range Review

posted Jan 31, 2018, 8:30 AM by Gizzard Gary   [ updated Jan 31, 2018, 8:30 AM ]

Taurus Spectrum Range Review

Taurus Spectrum Unboxing

posted Jan 28, 2018, 1:59 PM by Gizzard Gary   [ updated Jan 28, 2018, 1:59 PM ]

Taurus Spectrum Unboxing

This is the pistol that I bought yesterday at the Emporia Kansas Gun Show.  I've been waiting for the Taurus Spectrum ever since it was introduced in SHOT Show 2017, and this is the first one I had seen in person.

Emporia Kansas Gun Show

posted Jan 28, 2018, 9:37 AM by Gizzard Gary   [ updated Jan 28, 2018, 9:37 AM ]

Emporia Kansas Gun Show

Scenes from the Emporia Kansas Gun Show, Anderson Building, Lyon County Fairgrounds, January 27, 2018.  I found about this gun show (which is in the college town near where my daughter lives) a couple of weeks ago.  Since I'm in Emporia every Saturday, this was a no-brainer.  Also, it's the weekend before my birthday (and you'll see I picked myself out a little present while I was there...but more on that later).

A special thanks to my daughter Sara for providing the clips with me in them (which she was filming without my knowledge).  It made the video much more personal.

Just Say No!

posted Jan 21, 2018, 9:56 PM by Gary Decker   [ updated Jan 21, 2018, 9:57 PM by Gizzard Gary ]

Just Say No!

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