Thursday, December 25, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
For those who don't know what the Air race is, 12-15 pilots take acrobatic aircraft around a course of pylons. The Race is timed for who ever gets around the pylons the fastest with out hitting them and following the certain rules pertaining to each race course.
This weekend was hosted at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. the track it self was one of the less complicated ones of the series, a few gates and pylons.
The events of Saturday was qualifiers, which was scheduled to happen 3 hours AFTER we arrived. assuming that since Nellis AFB was not far off, i figured that 'Hey air planes, the Air Force might have something cool to show all the race attendees.' Nope No Air force or anything really flying related besides a few inflated able pictures of the aircraft. not much to do for the dead time besides buy food that could quite possibly be described as worse then a elementary school lunch.
The really fun part of the trip was seeing the qualifiers, each aircraft skillfully maneuvering around the course and beating the other races by fractions of a second. really exciting stuff!
|Race Peter Besenyei and Kirby Chambliss waiting to take off|
A few racers hit the pylons making them explode.* So the race stops, teams go out to fix the pylons, meanwhile the wind is getting stronger, knocking more pylons over. teams go out to re inflate the fallen pylons. then the ones they fix topple. after 20 minutes of this the race was put on hold. and deciding that it was probably not going to continue we left.
Turns out the race organizers came to the same conclusion ending the race giving it to the Canadian racer Pete McLeod.
The race was Fun to watch. It is much different in real life compared to watching the race on TV.
Monday, September 8, 2014
A rather large storm came through the valley this morning. Apparently the odds of this storm happening was 0.0002% chance. It was bad enough to have schools closed down and portions of the I-10 in Phoenix get reduced to lakes. Lucky for the SC family the house is dry, our neighbors not as lucky.
Monday, September 1, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Also I think it goes with out saying, Gore only points out one experiment and not multiple to prove his theory of the US killing the world.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
Trap events started for Rio today. Weather was pleasant with a fair breeze. Over all every one had at least one off round. Winds at some points blocked out voice pulling. But still beats last year with 100 degree temps with high humidity. Scores averaged out in the seventies. Not our best but we will do better tomorrow ! Today I got my first 25 in competition. Beats the 24 last year. Updates and photos to follow.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Today ended the events for sporting clays at National s today. Rio did better overall then yesterday. Weather was pleasant and much better then being in Arizona. Little wind to mess up the birds and even got a fly over by an F-22 Raptor. After shooting was finished, Rio got to meet and get a picture with Larry & Brenda Potterfield of Midway USA. Really neat! Updates,links and photos to follow.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Starting this season my goal as a joke due to a few unfortunate 24 scores including one where i failed to hit the very last bird...Today I guess I finally did it.
With our SCTP club and many others there is a tradition of shooting a shooters hat if they get a perfect 25 on trap. Some hats are reduced to a little bit of the bill and thats it and others are still wearable with minor repair needed. A shot hat is a trophy of bragging rights.
The tiny blob is the hat being thrown in the air with a clay inside. Eight of us were on the firing line and shot at the flying head wear. I missed.
|Credit to the Pink Hat shooter's Mom for the Photo|
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Windy does not even begin to describe the conditions yesterday in Prescott ,not only did it act as a tail wind to push clays down, three porta-podies toppled over due to the wind*. The main problem with the wind and the Rio team was when it wasn't there, the clays just about hit escape velocity. Rio's older team had a average of 21, doing well until what felt like a wall of wind hit us and gave the clays god-mode. Our final score was 422, landing us in 4th place. Rio's younger team took first in their class,
Updates to follow on Sporting Clays in Flagstaff later.
*no one was hurt by the falling porta-podies.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Here is the results.
|Chester J||Ruger SingleTen||22.lr||230|
|Pat B||Ruger Single Six||22.lr||220|
|Paula B||Browning Buckmark||22.lr||210|
|True Blue Sam||Ruger MrkIII||22.lr||200|
|Mrs T.B.S Mom||Ruger MrkIII||22.lr||130|
|Kim||Ruger Single Ten||22.lr||125|
|Danno||Ruger Single Six||22.lr||110|
|Mrs True Blue Sam||Ruger MrkIII||22.lr||20|
|Merle||Standard Model Ruger||22.lr||-5|
|Merle||Contender TC 9mm||10'' Octagon||235|
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Target Can be downloaded Here
20 Shot Limit
Pistols: 25ft/10 yds or range minimum which ever is greater. Standing unsupported, one or two hands. No time limit.
Rifles may be shot any position including off the bench, but rests such as sandbags and bi-pods are disallowed. The fore end of the rifle must be supported by the offhand elbow. No time limit.
- Rimfire, both iron sights and scope: 25 yards.
- Centerfire iron sight & scope: 50 yards
The Shoots are
Lemon 10 Points
Pineapple 25 Points*
Watermelon 100 points**
Grenade -15 Points
*Pineapple requires 2 hits to get the points
**Watermelon requires 5 hits to get the points
*** any targets with out full shot counts do not get any points
Classes: shoot anything you want and we'll find a place to record the score.(Sword use of ANY TYPE is grounds for Disqualification.)
- .177 cal air pistol, iron sights (air or C02 powered)
- .177 cal air pistol, optic sights (air or C02 powered)
- .17/.22 cal rim fire pistol, iron sights
- .17/.22 cal rim fire pistol, magnified optical sights
- center fire pistol, iron sights
- center fire pistol, magnified optic sights
- .17/.22 cal rim fire rifle iron sights (25 yds)
- .17/.22 cal rim fire rifle magnified optic sights (25 yds)
- center fire rifle iron sights (50 yds)
- center fire rifle magnified optic sights (50 yds)
- other (anything that doesn't fit the above categories)
You can Submit Scores to me at
If there is any issue with the download just email me and I will send you the PDF file.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Found the most confusing looking *thing?* from FNH
|Star Wars anyone?|
|The Worker claimed on Friday it was the same angle as the other revolvers.|
Found this little gem at Cz
Saturday, April 26, 2014
The class was very informative, it taught how to do chest compressions, apply a tourniquet and how to recognise certain wounds (sucking chest wound, arterial bleed.)
|Tourniquet on the arm= numb arm|
Though no one did puke, Alot were close when the Eye injury portion of class came. I personally had to hide under a hat while the Ambulance Driver talked about what to do in a eye injury.
|Hats, Better doors than windows.|
Friday, April 25, 2014
Internet in the press area failed so i was unable to update from the event,
today was just busy, from the start people packed the convention hall.
saw a lot of guns today, everything from FN's AR-15's
to a World War I era M1903
|Why have one gold gun when you can have two?|
|The vendor was very adamant that a square looking gun was far superior then a regular revolver.|
Today was a good day.
ended up on the local news.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Today was a tourist day, Mom having family there stayed while Dad and I went to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Today just also happened to be when the tours of the entire race track.
Tomorrow is the start of the convention, hope to see alot of cool stuff like In the past.
Monday, March 24, 2014
though further into the story the writer explains that a possible cabin depressurization knocked out or killed the passengers or crew. The one question with this theory in my mind is that if the aircraft depressurized, how come the pilots did not put on the quick donning mask? Its possible if the airplane is found all the questions can/ will be answered, it could have been a hijacking or pilot caused crash, just to many variables to figure out. Hopefully The plane will turn up somewhere with all crew and passengers alive and well.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Teacher:... For a example of a essay you may write, Should the government be making laws to ban Private assault gun ownership.
My Brain (aka Brain) :Well what do you define as a assault gun?
Teacher:in My opinion I think we should Ban the assault guns because people do mass murders with them.
Brain: (cringing) Well people kill people with toasters, what about them.
Teacher: Well to people really need a 20+ fullyautomatic clip to put their shells in.
Brain:(with even more cringing) do you know what any of these words mean? For starters, clips are very small and go into guns with fixed magazines like the SKS,m1903 or Garand; Second, what is a fullyautomatic clip? and third Shells are for shotguns, not rifles and fourth where do any of these things exist?
after a short while the teacher noticed my cringing in my seat listening to things that do not exist or have any relevance to the subject and she went on describing the assignment more. The icing on the cake of fail is the topic is labeled.
"There Should (should not) be federal laws banning private ownership of assault style guns and / or magazine clips that hold 10 or more cartridges/bullets."
I personally got a giggle out of the "magazine clip" line, this right here goes to show that the people trying to explain how evil and sadistic guns are, really dont understand what half of the things their demonizing are.
And to make things better here is a video of a California Senator doing the same thing.
(credit to Say Uncle for the video Link)