Archive for November, 2017

Range Trip – Two SIGs

By From • Nov 30th, 2017 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

We’ve been living in construction zone for a few weeks as we undertake some renovations at home. Add to that stress from the craziness of catching up after the 4-day holiday weekend at work, and I was more than ready for some range time relaxation. My …

Thanksgiving Day Range Trip

By From • Nov 24th, 2017 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

In what has become an annual outing, my son and I hit the range early Thanksgiving morning. It was a beautiful sunny, 31° day as we arrived and unloaded the gear. By time we finished about 90 minutes later it had warmed by 10 degrees, but the cool temps didn’t dampen the enjoyment.

We hung a couple of the “color shapes” targets and focused on slow fire from the 7 yard line. While he shot his new SIG Legion, I worked with the P320 Compact. I made a brief diversion to my P226 and also fired a few rounds with his gun.

I’ve found my concentration lately with practicing slow fire with patience in watching the sights during the trigger press is paying off. Working through all eight shapes on the target with 10 rounds each, all but three were in bounds. Considering the blurriness of the targets even at that distance, I’m happy.

The biggest thrill, as always, was shooting with, and advising my son. His groups were quite impressive, and his gun safety awareness is exemplary. He’s had a good teacher. 😉

Finally, looking at the amount of brass on the ground, we decided we better stop and begin the chore of picking it up. And there was also the promise of a bagels and smoked salmon breakfast waiting at home.

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Remembering Blessed Miguel Pro

By From • Nov 23rd, 2017 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

[Reposted from November 23, 2013.]

November 23 is the Feast Day of Blessed Miguel Pro. Born on January 13, 1891, in Guadalupe, Mexico, Miguel Pro was ordained a Jesuit priest in Belgium in 1925. He returned to his home country in 1926, in the midst of that country’s Cristeros War. After being falsely accused of an attempted bombing, Father Pro was executed by government forces without trial

Blessed Miguel Pro’s final request was to be allowed to pray to his heavenly Father.

After which he refused a blindfold and faced the firing squad bravely, proclaiming ¡Viva Cristo Rey!

Father Pro’s executioners initially failed at their task, and the deed was finished at point blank range.

I am saddened, but hardly surprised, at the ignorance of the American public regarding the persecution of Catholics, and of the Cristero War that took place in Mexico in 1926 through 1929. Some 250,000 people lost their lives in a persecution that was supported by the government of the United States with both funds and air support. Given the ever-growing intolerance towards Christians, especially Catholics, in the United States, we would do well to remember.

Christ the King, by the intercession of Blessed Miguel Pro, I beg you to answer my prayers. Give me the grace and the strength necessary to follow your heroic example and to live my Catholic faith in spite of all temptations and adversities. Amen.

Images from Wikipedia.

[ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]

This Never Gets Old

By From • Nov 23rd, 2017 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

It just wouldn’t feel like Thanksgiving if I didn’t laugh at this again.”As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.”
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A Thanksgiving Day Prayer

By From • Nov 23rd, 2017 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Today, like every day, I am thankful for my loving family, my faith and the freedom to practice it, for my health, for my friends, and for the abundant blessings I enjoy as an American. In these perilous times we should be especially conscious of our f…

New Gun Owner

By From • Nov 22nd, 2017 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Our son is no stranger to firearms. He built his own AR rifle a couple years ago and he’s also an experienced handgun shooter. However, he’s been looking forward to actually buying his own handgun for a while. After celebrating his first legal bee…

Sinkland Farms Brewery

By From • Nov 21st, 2017 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

We visited a new brewery this weekend. It’s not often we check out a new place as soon as it’s opened, preferring to let the kinks get worked out first. But we happened to be in the Blacksburg area for the second day open for Sinkland Farms Brewery in …

Oyster Soup

By From • Nov 20th, 2017 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

If you can get your hands on some fresh oysters, do yourself a favor and make this magnificent oyster soup! Earthy in flavor, this cream-based soup has won high marks in this family; and has been added to our annual Thanksgiving menu. #addictingIngredi…

Now It’s a Family Affair

By From • Nov 18th, 2017 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

He grew up visiting craft breweries and hearing all about good beer. This weekend our son got to do more than watch.The beer was Right Mind Brewing Tommy Dinkus 80 Shilling Scottish Ale as we celebrated his 21st birthday with dinner and beer,…

Another Week Gone By

By From • Nov 17th, 2017 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Well, shoot. (Or not.) Another week has passed in which I managed no visit to the range. After last week’s meeting schedule I had even preemptively blocked off time on my calendar for this week. Alas, life intervened. I did get in a little dry fire; pr…