M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S
The first of Mr WK's Combat Socks is finished and I've not only cast on for the mate but the cuff is within 15 rounds of being complete. Then the easy-peasy part comes. All knitting all the time. Well ... until I get to the heel but the 55 round leg goes quickly. I'm still pluggin' for a end of year FO!!
I didn't have / take any knitting time today. I wrapped and bagged and bowed. Then I sorted pistol ammo from the plastic 100 round storage boxes we use to the 50 round paper boxes my BIL provided and striped ammo from stripper clips to put into 100 round plastic storage boxes. The .223 my BIL owns is a Ranch Rifle, all wood furniture and a bolt instead of a magazine. We are a bit apart in our rifle views not caliber — presentation. Mr WK and I, we're both drawn to the evil black and composite while the BIL, he likes the wood and lots of detail engraving. BIL does have some tupperware pistols. He bought those to shoot as the engraved ones don't get out much. I think we've influenced his purchases more than he's influenced us. He even got a S&W M&P 15-22. That way he can shoot .22LR at his local indoor range. Personally, I prefer the .223 (which I have) but that's just me. 5'1", 160 lbs and 55 years of Bad. Ass.
[I'll wait while you mop up the beverage you may have just spewed all over your keyboard and monitor while you writhed in helpless laughter]
And when you get right down to it, Mr WK and I have differing views on some things. I like the carbine for CQB and that's how I like to shoot and practice. I'm all about the CQB with my carbine and my pistol. One of these days when I get the right shotgun I'll add that into my training mix.
I'm also wanting to get an ambi mag release for my carbine so I can do reload drills easier and quicker. I'm left eye dominant but shoot pistols right handed. I shoot rifles left handed. My carbine is a righty. It tends to spit the brass out to the front so it works for me shooting left handed. Also, Mr WK can pick it up and doesn't have to make any adjustments, other than to switch the sling (ambi sling mount) if he wants to use that. The safety and bolt release work OK for me on the left side but eventually I'm going to have those ambi, too. Main thing is the mag release. I have tiny hands and having to hold and control two thirty-round mags in my right hand while hitting the mag release is too much. Being able to hit the mag release with my left hand would be HUGE help.
Mr WK likes long distance hi-power rifle shooting. 100 and 200 yard targets with his 30-06 or his 20" .223. He'll bang away at paper targets for a while then take a break and hit the gong at 200 yards. But I'm thinking that now that he has a different upper for his carbine and doesn't have the muzzle break that made that rifle not so much fun to shoot he may get more into the CQB.
blogging to: Pandora Radio seeded with Manheim Steamroller Christmas
reading: A False Mirror by Charles Todd (an Ian Rutledge mystery)