Sunday, July 13, 2014

Range...

A dozen rounds of .45 Colt, a hundred rounds of 9x19, and 160 rounds of .22LR.

Not enough finger on the trigger combined with not enough squeeze from my support hand is the thing I'm working on now.

The bright red pouch you can see peeking through the unzipped range bag lid? That's my new blowout kit. If I'm rolling around and bleeding after Grebnering myself, I don't want people having a hard time finding the band-aids because they're all tactical and subdued and camouflage-y. "It's the bright red pouch in my range bag! OWWWWWW! Hurry up!"
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14 comments:

TV Norn said...

'Grebnering' - you are the virtuoso (virtuosa?) of the New Aphorism...

Scott J said...

That yellow Herter's box looks kinda familiar :)

Kristophr said...

Grebnering, the Musical.

Critter said...

"To have been Grebnering" seems kind of clunky.

pdb said...

That neo-Spencer is all kinds of sexy. I'm kind of hoping it turns out to be a turd so I don't have to bump one up the gotta-have-it list.

DJ9 said...

Although I do carry some First Aid supplies, I definitely like the separate-pouch/bright-color-makes-it-easy-to-find concept for range bag use.

As funds allow, I will upgrade to same; thanks for bringing it up and making a pithy case for it.

Bob Grundman said...

Love the Spencer carbine. I handled an original years ago, and it was sweet! I hope it turns out to be an awesome little carbine, so we can see more pics!

I'm not tempted, as I went for a .45LC lever action a few years back and absolutely love it. A long gun in .45 Colt is a joy to shoot.

Old NFO said...

THat is a damn good idea... Red bag...

Windy Wilson said...

Once again your logic and analysis are impeccable. As DJ9 said he will be doing, so will I. No sense in making the jobs of the 19 year-old RSO's any harder than they have to be.

skidmark said...

A question since I'm not familiar with the Olales - can it function as a chest seal?

After seing someone explaining "center of mass" and trying to peel the celophane wrapper off a pack of cigarettes I have included an Asherman (personal preference) seal in my boo-boo kit.

As for your airway thingy - please get some practice (CPR dolls are good) on inserting it. It's not an intuitive process and getting your belly blown up when you need air in your lungs is not fun. (Ask me how I know.)

stay safe.

Firehand said...

When finally found a bag I liked and could afford for the first-aid kit for the truck, I got the lightest color they had. They offered "We also have them in digicam and these others!" I said no, I wanted to be able to find the thing no matter what; if they had one in fluorescent green or orange, I'd take that one.

RandyGC said...

I use the MTM plastic ammo can type dry boxes for a variety of things in a variety of colors.

The first aid kits in the family vehicles are the only white ones I have just for that reason. "grab the white box" in a SHTF medical situation.

Geodkyt said...

I tend to use "tactical" colored pouches (including TK-only pouches), because they are sturdy and cheap. The Range Box first aid kit is in a 5.56mm ammo can where you have to pull it out the get the target standas out, and a .30 ammo can with goodies is in the cab of the pickup.

But I have really obvious Red Cross patches for the pouches, and 2" and 4" (depending on which can and side) vinyl Red Cross stickers on top and sides of the ammo cans.

If the International Committee of the Red Cross wants to get all tight and fussy* because I am neither a military power marking military medical supplies, nor an affiliate of the ICRC, nor are these Johnson products, they can drive their happy asses over and tell me. {chuckle}



* (That's right - the Red Cross isn't supposed to be used for civilian medical supplies. But, I'll bet if I tell 100 random strangers to go fetch the First Aid Kit off a table crowded with boxes with different markings, better than 90% will bring the one with the red cross on it.)

Angus McThag said...

What does the new whiz bang gizmo give for a muzzle velocity out of the Spencer?