Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The Midget and the Monster


The above picture is a Olympic Arms AR 15.


Semi-automatic, chambered in .223 Remington, (5.56X45 mm NATO), it has a 16” barrel and collapsible stock with a 30 round magazine. Except for the addition of a low power scope, its very similar to the military M4 variant of the M 16 battle rifle. This version has a maximum effective range of about 300 yards and weighs about 5.5 lbs empty. This carbine is optomised for close quarters battle.




The above picture is a single shot .50 BMG, Watson 50 caliber conversion on the same lower receiver as the AR 15, fixed synthetic stock and attached bi-pod and a muzzle brake that reduces recoil by about 40%.



(Believe me, you wouldn't want to shoot it without the muzzle brake!)

The rifle weighs in at about 40 lbs and for all intents and purposes, it is impossible to fire from an unsupported standing position. Although the bullet is capable of over 4 miles of travel, its maximum effective range is somewhere around 1.3 miles.




The above picture is a comparison of the cartridges.

Left to right:
.223 Remington (5.56X45 mm NATO)

.308 Winchester (7.62X51 mm NATO)

8mm Mauser (7.92X57mm)

.50 Browning Machine Gun (.50 BMG)



Now let's make a side by side comparison:



The .50 caliber is 60” long.




The AR is mine.
Special thanks to my son for allowing me to photograph his .50 BMG, (and other weapons which will be shown in folloing posts), and helping me take the pictures.

116 comments:

nanc said...

hey warren - did you have a good weekend? sure looks like it from your posting!

Warren said...

I didn't go to the range. I took the pictures in the backyard.

To hot for me!

I loafed around the house.

:^)

nanc said...

well, i got much reading done - one of my top five favorite things. loafing is not bad if well deserved - and from all i see, you fit the bill!

still waiting for the gun to come down off the wall to give you the numbers from it. it's mounted above my head quite a few feet over our bed and sometimes wish it were somewhere else!

p.s. - it's never too hot!

Warren said...

When the skeeters are wearing sweat bands and the flys are panting, its too hot!

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Angry Beamish threw a toolbox across the garage to emphasize how hot and mad he was. Usually I'm more calm and reserved and only throw wrenches. There's just something satisfying about a 137 piece wrench and ratchet tool box crashing against the wall and landing with enough noise to make coworkers think you're psycho.

Working is a lousy way to make a living.

Warren, can I borrow your AR? I have some 55 gallon drums that need to be killed bunches.

the merry widow said...

Warren-heeheeheehee, you would MELT in Fla.! Especially when the humidity is 110%+! I wonder how you would have handled no electricity for 7 or 8 days like we did after Frances and Jeanne? Love my generator, at least we had refridgeration and fans!
Neat toys, better stay on your son's good side so you can play with the 50!
Nanc- How was camping? You still haven't said what happened to Bambi. Hope she's doing well.

Good morning and G*D bless ya'll with a wonderful day!
tmw

the merry widow said...

Mr. Prez-elect, why did you go and do a thing like that? What a mess to put back together! Hope the situation got resolved!

tmw

Always On Watch said...

Mr. Beamish,
Angry Beamish threw a toolbox across the garage to emphasize how hot and mad he was.

No tossing here, but my hubby can't get the pinion-shaft phlange off the Mustang. Lots of words were hurled, though.

Warren,
Jim Croce's "You Don't Mess around with WARREN"!

the merry widow said...

Probably along with barked knuckles, banged heads, dropped tools, the whole 9 yds.! There is little a wife can do, except sympathize, get cold drinks and generally cheerlead in the effort. Carefully, no back harming activity. It's like Beaker's post. How to save a hubby's sanity! Hope he can get it off today and finish up!
Best wishes for the day!

tmw

Warren said...

Mr Beamish said,

"Warren, can I borrow your AR? I have some 55 gallon drums that need to be killed bunches."

Sure, cuz!
Just throw the combat sling over your head and John Wayne that sucker!

Always On Watch said...

TMW,
My husband has surrendered and will be looking into towing possibilities today. We have a few trusted friends who make their livings as mechanics.

We don't have a proper garage--just a carport. This job requires a lift or a pit as the Mustang sits too low to the ground. I always worry that it will slip off the jacks and/or the ramps and squash my husband.

Ah, the joys of shade-tree repair!

Warren said...

TMW,
I live along the edge of the bottom lands along the Ohio River, except for the no-see-ums, gators and how long it stays hot, there isn't much difference in the heat and humidity.

Several years ago, after a series of storms and tornados, I was without electricity for 3 weeks.

;^)

the merry widow said...

Warren- When I was little, Dad was stationed at Wright-Patterson, then the AF sent him to Uni. of Indiana! I know about the thunderstorms! They get bad! In Indiana, we lived outside of town, had farms all around us, when the storms would come in the cows would start lowing and boy did I get upset! Probably the storms set me off too, but the cows got the blame! Had a 100+ yr. old oak out front, one storm the lightening struck it and split it in half! Fun times. Puts hair on your chest!

tmw

nanc said...

um, no thanks to the hair on the chest...

the merry widow said...

Nanc- If you get my e-mail addy from Warren, I'll send you what I sent Always. Appropriate for women of our seasoning!

tmw
P.S. Hairy chests are definitely for the guys! We'd look awefully funny.

Freedomnow said...

Wow you country-folk are packing heavy!!!!!

I was gonna head down to your neighborhood to snatch some hub caps, but I think I will have to change my plans...

nanc said...

fern - warren's in indiana...

do people really steal hubcaps?

tmw - i may be spicy enough - any more seasoning and they'll have to serve me up in a cajun dish!

the merry widow said...

Nanc- They probably steal the "spinners". I think jalepano poppers for you!
Warren- Supposed to be in the low 80's today, 40-50% chance of showers! Today is the first day in 2 weeks that we haven't had road closures due to smoke. In 1998 when Fla. had all those bad fires, they had 16" of rain from Jan. to April. This year they only had 3' in the same time period! But we do have fewer fires because they have the equipment and trainning!

tmw

Elmer's Brother said...

wareen I would love to shoot that 50!

I lived in Guam for four years and no electricity and water was a common thing. Once we went without both for a little over two weeks after a typhoon. We had 12 of them in the four years I was there. One of the supertyphoons we had snapped 40 cement telephone poles that were rated at 150mph winds.

Nanc - I'm spicy (he said with a high pitched voice like the one on the commercial)

the merry widow said...

EB- First A-! sauce, now tabasco. What next? Chile-piquines? BTW- uppity thinks you, MadZ and(Nanc, was it Mr. Beamish?) are the same person! Is he ever clueless, someone do the poor twit a favor and hit him with a clue bat? I know Nanc, is a fig newton of somebodies imagination! Now the question is, what am I then?

tmw

Elmer's Brother said...

I guess I do need a clue bat because now I am more confused than ever.

tmw you're a habanero in red italian pumps

Elmer's Brother said...

Never mind. I saw it. I left Conspiracy Brother a little note.

Mr. Ducky said...

What do you hunt with the .50? Engine blocks?

nanc said...

some people are so paranoid. that's why they made up the word.

nanc said...

no plucky - i'm sure he just hunts blockHEADS - better look out!

Elmer's Brother said...

If he was smart he'd be huntin' shifty liberals.

nanc said...

as in open season, elbro? there does seem to be a rat problem in the u.s.

Elmer's Brother said...

it's year round on dem varmints!

the merry widow said...

Here Ratty, Ratty, Ratty... come to see the nice new toy! Oh, 'scuse me, here Ducky..., dang those ducks can sure take over a pond! Got thier heads down in the mud, poopy all over and drive off the natives! Make quite a racket too! Duck soup anyone?

tmw
P.S.EB- Actually I see myself as a nice port sherry, rich, full-bodied and smooth!

Elmer's Brother said...

tmw I thought you were a hottie in some really nice shoes

nanc said...

oops...wrong room...

the merry widow said...

EB- My hottie days(few and not very) are so far gone...can't really see them anymore! But I DO like shoes! Imelda Marcos I am not though! Silly woman! It's my brains and outstanding personality, with a good dose of humor that get me by! Alright already Nanc, I'll stop, don't want you gagging and dying on us!

tmw
P.S. Actually my late married me because;
#1) I love G*D as much as he did
#2) The Holy Spirit dating service brought us together!

Elmer's Brother said...

tmw you must have blessed him so much

nanc said...

r.m. calls me imelda...

MissingLink said...

Wow, that .50 must have kick like a mule!!

I used to do 7.62 NATO long range competition. @ series 12 shots each for a match.
We had o wear specially padded jackets.
This babe would need a leather pillow for 24 shots.

the merry widow said...

EB- He was the light of my life! Some jerk at church "hit" on me one month after Ben's death, I nearly started a war! Ben and I were quite a pair, when we were first married we both needed new walking shoes. The only pair that fit my feet and felt comfortable were rather pricey, Ben insisted I get them(I have rheumatoid arthritis)we couldn't afford a pair for him too. As we were leaving I was expressing great regret that he couldn't get a pair, he said that it was alright that he too did get a new pair, I was wearing them! Such a sweet, giving man! They aren't to thick on the ground, the really smart women are hanging on to thiers with great enthusiasm! Bet your wife isn't letting you too far out of her sight!

tmw

Warren said...

Elmer's Brother "said,wareen I would love to shoot that 50!"

If you're ever through Southern Indiana, we could work that out.

Around here, there aren't many places to shoot it. Too many people and the round can carry too far. None of the local ranges will allow 50 BMG so we travel to a state owned range about 40 miles from here and make a picnic of it.

This is a single shot set up and you break the gun open like a shot gun to load it. To drop a round in, the bolt unscrews from the breach. Its got a pretty fierce recoil but you can usually manage 4 or 5 rounds before you say, enough!

:^)

Warren said...

Nanc said, "do people really steal hubcaps? "

Well, we try to get them to, but the word got out. lol

Hubcaps off of 92 Plymoth Voyagers don't bring much on the market. The thing to steal now is steering wheel mounted airbags.

Elmer's Brother said...

Sir Warren that sounds like a lot of fun. I have some relatives that live back in that neck of the woods so don't be surprised if I take you up on that.

TMW - Ben sounds like a wonderful man. I am sure you gave him so much. My Mother lives with me since my own father passed away. She also suffers from arthritis.
My brother lost his wife seven years ago (30 of breast cancer) and he was a widower up until about 3 years ago.

I know it's not easy being a widow, but I wouldn't take it out on that guy too hard.

There have been several times when I have been out with my mother and the clerk or the waiter will look at me and say "What will your wife have" or something to that effect. YOU should see my Mom's face. She gets the biggest kick out of it. And they are serious.

My wife doesn't have to worry about me. There is a running gag between us that I know how Lyle Lovett felt when he married Julia Roberts. I told her once that it's a good thing she likes balding ugly fat guys. She said I wasn't that bald. She gets compliments all the time about how young (40) she looks.

nanc said...

ODG - what is this - true confessions? lyle lovett is a fox! along the lines of ben stein and neil cavuto. now, knock it off! well, okay, one more:

i always tell my husband how beautiful he is and he replies, "that is your reflection in my eyes..." yeah, how sickening is that? now top it!

nanc said...

sir cussclown, please do not go to beak's second article. thank you, humblenanc

Warren said...

MissingLink said,
"Wow, that .50 must have kick like a mule!!"

Small mule. LOL

With the muzzle brake, its more of a hard push than a sharp sting. You need to set the eye relief for the scope long and keep your eye well back or you'll get one really bad, swollen shut, black eye. There is a growing community of competition .50 BMG shooters.

"I used to do 7.62 NATO long range competition. @ series 12 shots each for a match."

I'll be posting some pictures of some rifles I think you'll recognize.

" We had o wear specially padded jackets. This babe would need a leather pillow for 24 shots."

I Have been known to use a small sandbag and I'm not about to put 24 shots through that thing!

;^)

the merry widow said...

EB- The jerk is an alcoholic, with undisciplined children and financial problems! I don't think he was interested in my indescribible non-existant physical charms! I was a widow with no debt, a paid for house, 2 disciplined teens and a together life. I felt like I was a "prize" to conquer not a woman to win! I was married to a spiritual giant, I wasn't going to settle for a pigmy! I was not flattered!

tmw

Always On Watch said...

mr. ducky said...
What do you hunt with the .50? Engine blocks?

nanc said...
no plucky - i'm sure he just hunts blockHEADS - better look out!


My brain is pretty much fried after today's last day of this term's Wednesday classes, but Nanc's response is a classic! LOL.

nanc said...

i must put my back against a tree or something just as sturdy to fire the .357. i do believe one must weigh a goodly bit over 130# to be able to fire freely. this year i will purchase my .9 mm with the help of warren.

could you see me telling an intruder to hold still whilst i find something to brace myself against so i can blow their arsets away? yeehaw!

Elmer's Brother said...

tmw sorry about that

nanc - how about this one. I tell my wife that she is beautiful....on the outside too.

the merry widow said...

EB- Don't be, I sicced one of the pastors on him! If you tell your wife that, you will win "husband of the year" by a landslide! Guarenteed! Go for it!

tmw

Elmer's Brother said...

I do tell her that. Why do you think she stays with a lyle lovett look alike.

Warren said...

Mr. Ducky said,
"What do you hunt with the .50? Engine blocks?"

The .50 BMG was originally designed as a anti-aircraft and anti-light armor weapon. Engine blocks do not represent a challenge.

I know some people hunt with it at extreme ranges.

nanc said...

warren - you must be the very best sport in the www!

nanc said...

sorry elbro - no tops!

Elmer's Brother said...

Sir Warren have you ever seen that video of the sniper in Afghanistan using a .50?

Warren said...

Elmer's Brother said,

"Sir Warren have you ever seen that video of the sniper in Afghanistan using a .50? "

Think I should link to it for the Ducks sake?

Its kinda gross when you realize what all the stuff flying through the air is.

Elmer's Brother said...

I know but it gives a good indication of the power of that weapon.

Warren said...

OK,

Don't look if you have a weak stomach!

If you don't have a broadband connection, it will take forever to load.


Taliban hunting in Afghanistan with .50 BMG Sniper rifle.

eyesallaround said...

NICE!

nanc said...

i have chosen not to look. thank you for the disclaimer.

FLORIAN said...

ALRIGHT! Looks like these will come in handy just in time for the next hurricane season. Anybody read the article on drudgereport that said the gov't is telling citizens they are "on their own" in another Katrina-like crisis?

FLORIAN said...

WARREN!!!! LOL. The taliban hunting video is a riot. How about we send it to JB for his site? Bet he won't like that one bit. Hard to make out the body parts from the dirt and jackets or turbans. Guess they didn't feel a thing.

nanc said...

flo - we are all on our own, but for a few who would be there for us under similar circumstances. some of us will watch each other's back and some will turn a blind eye. may we always know who these be.

goodnight warren.

Warren said...

Florian,
Maybe Ducky can give us a film review and comment on the artistic content!

The jb idea is a good one but I'm still Lysoling my monitor from the last "visit" I made.

Freedomnow said...

I would never stoop to the level of JB and I pity those terrorists. But I also must commend the skill of the marksmen and the good job they are doing to track down these terrorists (who kill more Muslims than infidels).

Their stupid ideology got them wasted. I am sorry that bin Laden, Islamic clerics and the Arab media has brainwashed them into stupidity.

Our soldiers are the best!!!

the merry widow said...

EB-Good character, love and personality trumps good looks anyday! Good looks are shallow and temporary, Ben was no Sean Connery, but he had the deep stuff that lasts, bet your wife feels the same way! Sometimes it takes a while for callow youth to get it, some never do, you are most likely very fortunate because your wife sees the real you, not this tent we wear!
Good morning all and G*D bless!

tmw

Warren said...

EB said,
"Our soldiers are the best!!!"

Indeed!

Things are so different now compaired to what I knew. On the whole they are better motivated more skilled and more intelligent than the average soldier of 30 years ago.

Its a very good thing to have these patriots and blooded warriors. Our next crop of leaders will come from their numbers.

Always On Watch said...

Warren,
I watched the video. Got the job done, that's for sure.

Warren said...

AOW,
Yea, I don't think there was a question of whether they were confirmed kills or not.

Mr. Ducky said...

Beamish, funny you should mention the Afghan sniper team. Canadians. Best sniper teams in the world.

We "friendlied" them. The lack of training for American forces is becoming more and more obvious. The pregnant woman that got shot to defend our freedom the other day is going to be bad PR.

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

I said nothing about Canadians in any post above, Ducky. Has the brain disease that withered away enough of your intellect to make you a leftist begun causing you hallucinations?

But, there is a American sniper in Iraq that has surpassed the confirmed kill count set by Carlos Hathcock in Vietnam.

The only Canadians killed by "friendly fire" in Afghanistan were firing .50 caliber machine guns in the air at F-15 fighters flying overhead. The only thing tragic about the fact that American pilots dropped a bomb on them and scattered their flesh over a few acres, besides the fact that it wasn't caught on video from the ground and sent to the families of the Canadian dead and their training commanders as a reminder of what happens at the intersections of stupidity and reality, the Canadian government still hasn't reimbursed the US Air Force for the cost of the bomb.

Freedomnow said...

Mr. B is just a little too strong, and I would like to point out that Ducky is correct that the Canadians are known to have a great reputation for their snipers, but contrary to what Ducky said the US has appreciated them more than even the Canadian government.

After a battle against the Taliban in 2002, a team of Canadian snipers were to be awarded Bronze Stars by the US military but the Canadian government blocked the issuance to the anger of the Canadian soldiers and their US allies.

In that engagement a Canadian sniper bagged the world record for the longest distance shot to result in a confirmed kill.

While Ducky alleges incompetence of American troops, the reality is that it is Ducky’s research that is incompetent.

A US soldier in Iraq, Army Staff Sgt. Jim Gilliland, now holds the world record with a confirmed kill in one shot (the Canadians fired two rounds) at a distance of 3960 feet.

Our troops are the best on the planet, your Baathists, Taliban and Al Qaeda vagabonds have never scored any considerable victories against them and never will.

the merry widow said...

jobro- Since you hate America and Americans so very much, I have a suggestion. Leave the USA, apply for citizenship in the country of your choice, give up your American citizenship and live your life among those you find more congenial as companions? Carrying around so much hatred and venom has been proven to be bad for your health, since I have no hatred towards anyone I am suggesting this for your wellbeing. then you will find peace and joy and acceptance among the likeminded!

tmw

the merry widow said...

Warren or Nanc- we seem to be suffering from an infestation of sorts! You and Beaker are being jobro'd, uppitied and duckied! Not pretty, jobro is calling you names again and ducky is trying to mallard the ponds.

tmw

Freedomnow said...

TMW,

Do you have any idea how boring these comments would be without Leftists to bag on?

We have misguided guilt-ridden liberals like Ducky and warmongering Communists like JB.
Its fantastic!!!

What we are missing are Neo-Nazis and Islamists (Anum was a fraud). The Anti-American crowd has a wonderful diversity of fascist characters.

cube said...

Wow! You'd better not make your son angry ;-)

the merry widow said...

FN- I know, but calling Warren a Sambo and Indian Killer is uncalled for and talking about head coffins is childish and boring. Do you hear me, jobro? You are boring.
I don't mind intelligent discourse, but certain trolls have no class and are one note sambas! I find the vulgarities, juvenile! Not only that, but insulting the host can get one ejected from the party.

tmw
P.S. jobro- I love America and cannot imagine living anywhere else, so I will not go away, unless requested to do so, by the host.

Freedomnow said...

Thats the beauty of it. What is more effective;

1. Complaining that leftists are hypocrites

or

2. Having Leftists coming to your blogs and proving that they are hypocrites?

Its unfortunate that you dont enjoy vulgar language and I can understand that, but even if that kind of language offended me I would have to admit it makes the person who uses it look like an idiot...

F.B. Jones said...

Hey come on!!!
I can't look at this sexy stuff I am married. If my wife finds out I am lusting for firearms I am a dead man.

MissingLink said...

Re: Taliban hunt
Would anyone like to see a video clip from a night-desert hunt in Iraq?
I have a very good footage shot from a black hawk on a night desert mission (stars: a chain gun and a couple of unfriendlies).

You can download it from here:
http://www.democracyfrontline.org/downloads/IraqNight.wmv

FLORIAN said...

Nanc and Warren have been MIA today. What's going on? You missed some serious fireworks at beaks.

the merry widow said...

It's been an interesting evening, glad I was doing something else!

tmw

Brooke said...

Ahh... Guns, babies and more guns.

What more could a girl want?

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Freedomnow,

Not to take anything away from Canadian snipers, who've done very impressive things, but because I'm not a leftist, I'm unable to make the connection between being a good sniper and being a Canadian as Ducky seems to do.

I suspect his reasoning, being as it is built on leftist frameworks, is just as racially / nationally goofy as his fellow leftist Hitler's reasoning.

Warren said...

JB, I'd answer your question but it seems to have evaporated.

Bwha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

I still say you're an Internet pervert!

Two more troll abortions to add!

Elmer's Brother said...

Have at it Sir Warren!

Perhaps Ducky was making some kind of French connection.

Warren said...

Nanc, is very busy right now, I had some car trouble and I've been working on it for several hours.

Jaun Mancha de Mierda, isn't posting on my blog. I've said it before and I'll say it again, he's an Internet pervert!

I can put up with the name calling and all the rest but he gets his sexual satisfaction from being humiliated and shocking people. I'm not allowing a sexual deviant to get off posting on my blog!

beakerkin said...

The mallard has spread beyond AOW, and Pappas's blog .

Maybe a post on Duck hunting is in order.

Freedom Now notes that Anum was a fraud and I concur. No doubt this H-ASS-AN at Browns blog is another fraud and could not withstand my questioning or that of Felis.

Warren said...

cube said,
"Wow! You'd better not make your son angry ;-)"

I try not to. lol

Warren said...

Beak said,
"The mallard has spread beyond AOW, and Pappas's blog .

Maybe a post on Duck hunting is in order.
"

Ducky, JB and po l'il black Stevie, all exhibit the classic actions of transference. They all really believe that they're "oppressed" and unable to admit they believe they are oppressed, they transfer the feeling of oppression to others.

In jb's case its quite evident that he is a self loathing white and how Joooos are e-vile and anyone that doesn't agree with his moronic world view is either a racist or race traitor, (excepting him of course). Ducky is always reminding us of his Commie heritage and how them thar wicked Joooos are responsible for just about everything wrong in the world.(By the way, did I mention how wealthy he is and how them thar Jooos ruined his leftist POS movie?). L'il Steve was once scared by a white man and never got over it, (but it didn't affect him, affect him, affect him), but all his Brothas have suffered enormously at the hands of whites, (especially Joooos). Did I mention he's a "Proud black man", (that whines like a baby?)

"Freedom Now notes that Anum was a fraud and I concur. No doubt this H-ASS-AN at Browns blog is another fraud and could not withstand my questioning or that of Felis."

All of the posts on "stains" blog are written by him.

Go back and look at the style, (or lack there of).

the merry widow said...

That's why I left, sorry but I have had a sinus headache for a week and wasn't in the mood to wrestle in the cowpatties! Hope you guys had fun!
Good morning and G*D bless!

tmw

Always On Watch said...

Warren,
You're having car trouble too? The Mustang has been up on jacks since Tuesday, and no end to the repair is in sight. Pinion gears, or something. I'm trying to stay out of this particular repair, but I'm finding globs of bearing grease all over the house. This morning, the breakfast counter was covered with various parts--no room for plates. **sigh**

Warren said...

Golly! Well Juan, I guess your comments are as ephemeral as your intellect!

Another one just disappeared into cyber space.

Elmer's Brother said...

Sir Warren - never tire my friend of getting rid of dubious commenters. Especially JB, uppity and Quackers.

tazzmax said...

Hey, Warren, yesterday I noticed J. brownass popped up out of nowhere again with his "head coffin" warrior BS,.....but I noticed just now that it looks like you aborted his commie "trollin" ass!

GOOD!

nanc said...

hey-hey-hey everybody! i see it's been busy while i've been away.

even the mallardass - that word i give to warren for plucky!

and the old poopstain was here. we should start calling him skidmarks!

i missed you all and will be posting before the weekend is over, but then gone again for a couple of days.

i'm getting high speed at the new place! whoooooooopeeeeee!

Warren said...

Don't worry EB, I told Juan Mancha de Mierda and everone else should know. This is my blog, (actually its Nanc's and mine now), and I don't worry overmuch about dubious claims of "censorship". They can take it on down the road if they don't like it!

Uppity is a gonner if he posts here, I don't care for dimwitted morons, at least Ducky has enough sense to shut his mouth and ignore what you say when you prove him wrong.

I especially like it when Ducky makes predictions, he's batting zero, that's why I sometimes call him Nostradumbass.

tazzmax said...

Nanc Poo, I'm going to Ar. to visit my son on the 28th. June and am staying until July 16th.

He and I may join the music festivitives at Deer, Ar. on the 4th.

Also, I am going to visit my oldest daughter in Bossier City, Lousy-anna for a few days.

Talk about flies a "pantin" and skeeters meltin" their wings!
That damn place is like a sauna bath in July!
Thankfully, she has a pool. Ha.

the merry widow said...

Nanc- Kewl! It is a big difference from dial up. Hope the new, part-time place is nice! Even a sorta move is tireing.
Warren- I don't blame you, Beaker is a more patient soul than I! uppity is a piece of work and jobro is just plain boring! Ducky, for all his obnoxious name calling does have more than one dimension.

tmw

Warren said...

tazzmax said,
"Hey, Warren, yesterday I noticed J. brownass popped up out of nowhere again with his "head coffin" warrior BS,.....but I noticed just now that it looks like you aborted his commie "trollin" ass!"

I'm on a mission, tazz. If I'd had access to a computer earlier, he would have evaporated earlier!

Troll abortions up to 15, adding 1 more in a bit.
:^)

drummaster2001 said...

warren:

at the Fleet Week in Manhattan, they had 3 guns, 2 of which look the same as the ones you posted. maybe its 1, i don't know, i'm bad with guns.

nanc said...

deer on the fourth, huh, tazz? bet we could manage to meet up - bringing the whole fam damily that is. as in playing music? great, i'll sing!

are you going to eat you some mudbugs in lousy? i love mudbugs!

big old tub of mudbugs and some bread to soak up the buttery mess! i'm getting hungry now.

nanc said...

warren - i simply must get in on some of the action! dayam - you wait until i'm gone to have all the fun. i didn't even see if you added another troll to the sidebar. gotta go look.

tazzmax said...

Me no likey mud-buggies the way they fix "em".
They have to be cleaned to my specs with the tails only.

Cajun blackened cat-fish will do.
We'll let you know about the "jam" at Deer, for sure.

nanc said...

the whole bug, and nothin' but the bug, in a five gallon boil, drained and saturated in garlic butter in the pan at the stove with a goodly sized refuse can - two people face to face - over the can - towels tied about the neck area - eatin' the bugs as fast as you can with bread (sourdough) - dropping the shells into the can - butter dripping off your elbows! do this in your swimming attire as it gets kind of messy.

the merry widow said...

Dear me, roadkill at Beaker's, mudbugs in garlic butter, I'm gainning weight just reading! After that marguarita, I'll be toast! Haven't had one in years, you make a good one Nanc!

tmw

nanc said...

de nada, senora.

Always On Watch said...

Lately, Ducky has been wanting to discuss theology, but he seems only to know the Sermon on the Mount. He just refuses to accept that Islam has no Golden Rule, but seems to want it applied to Muslims. Curious, huh?

I also notice that Duck particularly seems to want to avoid the Epistles of Paul. Too much discussion of sin there, I suppose.

nanc said...

aow - people who do not want to discuss sin, or want to discuss it irrationally or as though they are innocent are usually the most guilty of sinners - i'm checking your link out right now - don't tell elbro, but i am the lowliest of sinners...

Elmer's Brother said...

aow doesn't have to tell me...the Bible did - geesh

Always On Watch said...

Nanc,
G has been posting some excellent comments. Good testimony from him!

the merry widow said...

AoW- I should say so, doing a very good job too! Maybe talking to all these Christians(who are probably praying for him), the H.S. maybe whispering.
Good morning and G*D bless!

tmw

nanc said...

guess ducky hasn't heard that the man who does not work should also in turn not eat.

"g" did give compelling evidence in the favor of truth.

Anonymous said...

Hello Dear Lady,how are you?,I've finally gotten around to getting over here.Great fire-arms article,especially the 50.cal rifle.Almost 100 years since Col.Browning introduced it , "Ma Deuce''(the M2,.05 cal Browning heavy-machine gun) still gets the respect she deserves.hey,Mrs.D said she sent you my e-mai addy.love to hear from whenever you get the chance.J'Mac.

nanc said...

so good to see you here, j.m.! i don't recall getting your addy, but that could have been my fault with deleting e-mails too quickly. if you post here and leave your e-mail when you sign in - it will come to warren and i and nobody else. do not put it in the body of your comment or else everybody else will have it and trust me, there are a couple you do not want to have it!

this is his article - warren is a firearm's expert and a historian, a man who loves his family and i could not ask for a better blog partner. he's showing me the ropes of blogging and i like it!

nanc said...

afternoon warren - we've been working in the yard (about seven acres of it!) today and the kidz and hubby just took off to the lake to go swimming and fishing, so i had a little time for this and tidying up before they get back. have a good afternoon.

Warren said...

Good evening Nanc,

I just got in!

:^)

Always On Watch said...

Warren,
No more car troubles now?

Nanc,
Seven acres of yard work? My back hurts, just thinking about it.

Always On Watch said...

Nanc,
Start spreading the news. Blogger willing, I'll have a posting for June 8--the anniversary of MTP's death in 632. I just saved the draft.