Monday, February 20, 2017

HAM Stuff - General Class License

I was able to upgrade my radio license to General Class. The call sign is still the same. For now.

In other news, my game night group seems to have settled on a dungeon crawler / leveling game called Descent. It's fantastic! Because of the size of the boards I've decided to upgrade my table. It'll be the nicest piece of furniture I own.

Happy President's Day readers. 

P.S. - I'm field testing an M&P 9c. They don't make a M2.0 in the 9c class just yet so I can't call it a Gen 1. So far it's been a good carry piece.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

DoD's MHS XM17 - Allegedly a Winner was Announced

SHOT Show 2017 was this week. Today, it was "announced" to the the participants of the MHS competition that a platform was selected. It appears that SIG Sauer's P320 based submission was selected. This is still partly rumor but I trust at least one of the sources (The Firearm Blog).

The pistol appears to be based on an unreleased variant of the SIG P320 with manual safety.

If this is true, I'm hoping that the Army will let the M9 go to the CMP for transfer to the civilian population. This could make for some cheap Berettas flooding the market.

Update: I found a link to the DoD announcement page. Announcement Here

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

HAM Radio - KN4ACV

I offically have a Technician Class License.

Call Sign - KN4ACV

In other news; GUNS!

That is all. ;)

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

A Sad Day - Goodbye Carrie Fisher

According to a variety of sources, Carrie Fisher has passed away. She reportedly suffered from a heart attack a few days prior.

This really sucks...

Friday, December 23, 2016

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone has a happy and safe holidays!

- Ian Kocher

P.S. - .45 Colt is quiet cool.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I'll be at work, supporting America, doing a job I love but I would have also liked to spend it with my family. I love you, my super awesome family!

From Georgia with Love.

P.S. - I'm thankful for this crazy country I live in.
P.S.S. - Finally got something cool in .45 Colt. I think I'm in love...

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Don Kates - He was Important From What I Understand

Michigan Law Review Article

Above is a link to GunCite.com who has graciously kept a copy of the article Mr. Kates wrote back in 1983 regarding the meaning of the Second Amendment. I FULLY suggest that anyone, pro-gun or pro-control, read. It is highly insightful.

BTW, 357 Magnum is pretty sweet but I don't see myself firing it from anything with a barrel less than 3 inches. That is all.

RIP, Don Kates. I don't know you but thank you for your work.