Monday, August 13, 2012

The Maltese Falcon

I’d love to see a sequel to Dashiel Hammet’s “The Maltese Falcon” which involves gritty action and of course Thompsons. It could be set in the late 30s or 40s and involve Model 1928s or M1s. The sequel would also need some exciting locales and of course intrigue. I’ve always enjoyed fast paced film nior type of shows and books. I think it’s about time for fedoras, stylish cars, and Thompsons to make a comeback in prime time television.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Guns of the War of Secession

I had the honor of giving a presentation at the James Farm (Home of Frank and Jesse James) on the guns used in the American Civil War. I realized that there are not enough of these type of these presentations. Gun enthusiasts must get out and share our hobby if we expect our gun rights to endure. Through barrowing I was able to get some reproduction handguns and a few things to make a great display. The lesson is get out and share the hobby! Take a new shooter to the range! Show a child how to shoot! Volunteer at a local gun club’s youth program. Share your knowledge and share your time and energy for the good of the hobby!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

150 Years Ago

The C.S.S. Alabama began the most successful naval raid in history. She captured or destroyed 65 union vessels in two years at sea. The Alabama was a beautiful ship and thankfully her crew escaped after her last unsuccessful battle with the U.S.S. Kersearge.