Sunday, June 01, 2014

What's the area code for 1994?


"We can't stop here! This is soybean country!"
Lotta windshield time today.

Sometimes I wish I could pass the road time by dialing the younger me that was sitting there sweating half to death behind the gun shop counter in the summer of 1994...

'94 Me: "So... whatcha doin' there in the future?"

'14 Me: "Huh? Well, today I drove the BMW roadster up to Sand Burr Gun Ranch and just, you know, hung out with Mas Ayoob and shot T&E guns with other people's ammo, the way one does on the weekends."

'94 Me: "No, seriously."

'14 Me: "Livin' the dream, kiddo. Don't forget to work on your apostrophes."

The 320 shot nicely, but oh that slide stop.

15 comments:

TBeck said...

"Pardon me, but would you have any Black Talon"

Stress on the second syllable, of course.

Uno Mas (SASS #80082) said...

Buy Apple Computer, no not apples, Apple Computing. No, not Mackintoshes.. actual - yes...

Oh, the hell with it: buy 22LR. LOTS!

Kristophr said...

And while you are visiting 1994, please bring me back a 3000 round steel crate of South African .308 NATO.

Old NFO said...

Glad you got the chance to go have fun! :-)

bluesun said...

The prices one must pay to be internet famous...

fast richard said...

Some days are good days. That sounds like a pretty nice dream to be livin'.

Netpackrat said...

1994 me: "What do you mean you haven't finished that project yet???"

2014 me: ...

Scott J said...

1994. That was the year I decided I was OK with the thought of getting married (but we didn't marry until the end of '95).

All these years later I wonder what I was so afraid of.

Jac said...

Same problem as with the SigPro?

Ed said...

Buy stock in what you know.
Check out what Sturm, Ruger & Company stock has done since 2008.
Ruger introduced the .380 LCP at the 2008 SHOT show and investors may have noticed.

Coconut said...

Trouble with the past is, you look back and you see all those bargains that would've made you rich if you had grabbed them while they were hot, but if you look ahead and start grabbing apparent bargains now- even things that aren't bargains, but might be worth even more later -you tend to find yourself in trouble further down the line when Truth comes along in all her flatulent glory, pulls back the veil and you find you've spent a fortune building a collection of the firearms equivalent of the Trabant.

Jim said...

Tam, check your email. Found a S&W Rope Gun, available for acquisition.

Thought you might wanna know 'bout it.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Reese said...

So, when and where will we have the privilege of reading your review on the P320?

NotClauswitz said...

Don't let anyone's jealousy spoil it, you deserve it! 1994 spent a lot of time at rec.motorcycles.dirt USENET and then landed the job at StarSight. Good tiimes.

Lem said...

Instalanche coming your way.