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Solitary Range Time

Author: From • Jan 18th, 2017
   Category: Blog Entries.Local
Much of my outdoor range time is spent shooting alone. That's not the case for the indoor range, where it's generally busy and I often find myself distracted by the antics of other shooters. However, I got to spend most of my 30 minutes at the indoor range this week as the sole shooter. There was somebody finishing up as I loaded mags, and then there was no one shooting until I was just about done. Perfect.

I brought out the S&W Shield this week. I plan to shoot it in a BUG match this weekend and wanted to get a bit of practice with it, using the 7-round mags. IDPA just updated, again, the BUG gun size limits and the 8-round mags, with the extra finger room, are no longer legal. (And of course, I just bought extra 8-round mags last month.)

The front sight on this gun is noticeably shifted to the right so I worked to compensate for that, with some success. I'll need to get that fixed at some point. (The range proprietor related that he's seen a lot of new Smith & Wesson guns come in with poorly installed sights. What's up with that?)

It was a fun and very quick outing. I had a nice refresher on the gun and look forward to shooting it this weekend. I hope the targets are close.

Five O’Clock Friday The 13th

Author: From • Jan 13th, 2017
   Category: Blog Entries.Local
That can only mean one thing....

It's the weekend!

Why Set Goals and Not New Years Resolutions

Author: From • Jan 13th, 2017
   Category: Blog Entries.Local

Happy 2017!

Almost 2 weeks into the new year! How has your year been so far? Here’s how my year has gone so far… Watch the quick video and how I choose to focus on what’s good, and what I CAN do to give me momentum.

You’ll also hear about my new client’s recent success and how you can stay motivated with this free 7 day goal challenge course ->

Have you met your resolutions? And do you have goals?

I honestly don’t believe in resolutions.

“Why?” You ask?

Because resolutions are just that. Words without intention, a plan, and in some cases, without action! How can you make something happen without setting a goal, knowing your WHY and what is going to motivate you when the going get’s tough? This is why I created my free 7 day goal setting challenge. It’s a mini-course over 7 days to help you set goals you will achieve.

Here is what Tina had to say about the mini-course!

“Your email series on goals has helped me focus on what is most important in my health and overall self-esteem. I have found that my WHY is two parts. Who & Why!

Who am I hurting in my unhealthy lifestyle? My loved ones and friends along with my self-esteem in how people look at me.

Who has the power to change? “ME”! How could I not have the strength to fight the battle of obesity “Depression” PTSD? What makes excuses instead of suggestions in your well-being? “Laziness.”

So my “WHY” today is to take charge of my life again and begin to be proud of small accomplishments for the larger ones will come.

There is a Bible Verse that I keep in head:
Proverbs 3:8 “This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones”.

Also I heard this once said, the children are afraid of the dark, but adults are afraid of the light. In that statement is denial that one has a health issue.

I will be interviewing Tina Live in the next few days. I’ll announce it as soon as I know the date/time. She’s been on fire in her fitness journey for the last 2 weeks. And I’m so excited to share her story soon! Take the course yourself, and let me know what you think?!!

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First Range Trip of the Year

Author: From • Jan 13th, 2017
   Category: Blog Entries.Local
It’s not been from lack trying, but I just haven’t been able to get to a range in over two weeks. Inclement weather last weekend caused the cancellation of a match I had planned to attend. Hoping for a quick escape from the office, I’ve been blocking out an occasional lunch break on my calendar, in theory to avoid anyone scheduling something for me. Then I find the rest of the day filled up and I need that blocked time for other work. Oh well, one must pay the bills, and pay for the bullets.

Global warming was in full effect for a couple days this week, so it was unfortunate there was no time for a visit to the outdoor range. I did manage to get out for a quick “lunch break” this week and hit the local indoor range. This was more “recreational time” than any organized “training.” I stuck the target out around eight yards, and simply spent the time pulling the trigger. I shot for about 30 minutes, putting 150 rounds down range.

Aaargh! That flyer. ?

It was simply good, relaxing fun. As an unrepentant multi-tasker, who works through lunch most days, I look forward to some time behind the gun, where I concentrate on one and only one task, to the exclusion of other concerns. Now I’ve entered a couple of “reserved time” entries in my calendar for next week. Maybe one of them will stick...

VCDL Legislation Tracking Tool

Author: From • Jan 12th, 2017
   Category: Blog Entries.Local
The Virginia Citizens Defense League has posted the 2017 Legislation Tracking Page. This is a handy way to keep track of bills affecting gun owners in Virginia. Follow the page for the latest information as bills work their way through the legislature. Here you can see who's defending your rights, and who's working to take them away.

You can also get updates as they happen via the VCDL Twitter feed.

The Virginia Constitution
Article I. Bill of Rights
Section 13. Militia; standing armies; military subordinate to civil power
That a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state, therefore, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.

It’s Called Concealed For A Reason

Author: From • Jan 11th, 2017
   Category: Blog Entries.Local
People use the term, but I don't think they comprehend the meaning of "concealed."

It's hardly a guess if you advertise it on the back of your car.

Collard Green Snack Wraps with Lemon-Tahini Dipping Sauce

Author: From • Jan 9th, 2017
   Category: Blog Entries.Local

A very satisfying and healthy way to eat your greens! Full of fiber, Vit, K, A, and C; and also known to lower cholesterol, why not give it a shot! You might surprise yourself at how delicious (and easy) this recipe is! Another great thing about this recipe is you can substitute or add any ingredient you desire to make it your own wonderful wrap!


- *1 bundle of collard greens (about 10 to 12 large collards)
- 6 bacon slices
- carrots, sliced thin
- yellow squash or zucchini, sliced thin
- cocktail tomatoes, halved
- cheese, any kind you'd like
- mixed greens or any kind of lettuce

*NOTE: I only used about 6 large collard green leaves

Fry bacon until crisp and set aside. Wash collard greens and towel dry. Cut off the tough stem where it meets the leaf. I thinned the stems at the very base of the leaf with a vegetable peeler and it allowed the leaf to fold/roll more easily. Lay the leave flat and line your ingredients at the bottom toward the center. Use your hands to fold the collard green over once the fillings are secured inside, and then tuck in the sides of the collard green and continue rolling. Lay seam-side down on a platter and continue until all the fillings are used. I sliced my rolls in half and arranged them in a serving bowl with dipping sauce (see photo). If you would like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.


Whisk together:

- 1/2 cup Tahini (made from ground sesame seeds)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/8 tsp. ground ginger
- 1 Tbs. lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. parsley flakes

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Short on Ammo: Perspective

Author: From • Jan 9th, 2017
   Category: Blog Entries.Local
Received from a friend...
You may have heard on the news about a Southern California man who was put under 72-hour psychiatric observation when it was found he owned 100 guns and allegedly had 100,000 rounds of ammunition stored in his home. By Southern California standards, someone owning 100,000 rounds is considered... "mentally unstable."

In Michigan, he'd be called "the last white guy still living in Detroit."

In Arizona, he'd be called "an avid gun collector."

In Arkansas, he'd be called "a novice gun collector."

In Utah, he'd be called "moderately well prepared," but they'd probably reserve judgement until they made sure that he had a corresponding quantity of stored food.

In Kansas, he'd be "a guy down the road you would want to have for a friend."

In Montana, he'd be called "the neighborhood 'Go-To' guy."

In Alabama, he'd be called "a likely gubernatorial candidate."

In Georgia, he'd be called "an eligible bachelor."

In North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky and South Carolina he would be called "a deer hunting buddy."

And in Texas he'd just be "Bubba, who's a little short on ammo."

Parmesan Chicken Meatballs with Mandarin Orange Sauce

Author: From • Jan 8th, 2017
   Category: Blog Entries.Local

Healthy meatballs with a taste of savory parmesan cheese in every bite? How could you go wrong making this? :) An easy, sweet and savory recipe your family will love!


- 1 pound ground chicken
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 4 oz. cream cheese
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup plus 1 Tbs bread crumbs
- 1 Tbs Zesty Italian Salad Dressing (or vegetable oil)
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray baking dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Form mixture into balls and line in baking dish. (The mixture will be thin). Bake meatballs for 20 minutes. Set oven to broil and broil meatballs for several minutes, until the meatballs are browned on top. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 165 degrees. 

- 1, 15 oz can of mandarin oranges, undrained
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 Tbs distilled white vinegar
- 1 Tbs soy sauce
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 Tbs corn starch
- 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp. salt

In a large sauce pan, heat oranges, water, vinegar, soy sauce, and brown sugar over medium-high heat. Once the mixture just starts to boil, reduce heat to medium, add corn starch, ginger, and salt. Stir until sauce starts to thicken. Enjoy on your chicken meatballs! If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here

"Where God has planted you, bloom with grace." - Anonymous

Five O’Clock Friday: Short Weeks Are The Worst

Author: From • Jan 6th, 2017
   Category: Blog Entries.Local