22 vs 25 pistol
Neither caliber is a powerhouse, but both fulfill the first requirement of a gunfight: bring a gun. Also, nobody wants to get shot with anything, and both calibers have put plenty of people into the ground.
The .22 is cheaper to shoot and has a bit more zip in the warmer loads, but the .25 has the advantages of more reliable centerfire ignition, universally jacketed bullets, and a rimless design that’s less troublesome in pistol magazines. For a plinker, I’d go with the .22 every time. For a pocket carry gun, I’d go with the .25, but only if I couldn’t get my hands on a .32 or .380 instead.
how to make a sci fi rifle prop
There are three approaches to Skiffy movie gun props. You can either take an existing design that’s sufficiently futuristic-looking (Battlestar Galactica’s Beretta Storms and FN Five-Sevens), modify an existing design to make it look more futuristic (Escape from New York featured M-16s with their handguards removed), or have your prop master rig something new and exciting with a lot of resin shells and metal shrouds (Aliens’ M-41A pulse rifle.)
unlined composition notebooks
Those are kind of rare. Most people can’t write well on unlined paper, and I’d wager a guess that the majority of unlined comp books sold every year are used for drawings and sketches, not writing.
Have one; like it. Here’s a review I wrote on Amazon.com. It gives most of the benefits of an ergo-type ‘board without forcing the user to get used to a split layout. It’s not my main keyboard these days, but it’s stil chugging along on one of the spare PCs.
hunting dog armour
A better approach than cladding Fido in Class IV kevlar with ballistic trauma plates might be to follow common gun safety rules and be sure of your target and what’s behind it before you pull the trigger.
.45 acp blanks for movie prop thompson
From what I’ve heard, prop masters generally convert .45-caliber weapons to 9mm, because the blanks in the smaller caliber feed and function much better.
what are collective rights?
Something that exists only in myth and legend. There’s no right you gain by joining a mob, no matter how large the mob, how shiny their badges, or how many guns they have. No group has more rights than those of its individual members. The term “collective right” is only ever used when the person using it doesn’t like the right in question, and wants to make it subject to majority vote.
ruger lcp c/o beretta tomcat
I like the Tomcat a lot, and I’ve owned three of them over the years. The Ruger LCP is superior to the Beretta in every respect. It’s lighter, flatter, comes in a bigger caliber, and is easier to shoot despite the added bark. For the particular niche (fuss-free pocket carry or backup use), the LCP is better suited.
calvin stickers prayer
All those stickers with Calvin praying before a cross? They’re all intellectual property theft. Bill Watterson never licensed Calvin for any merchandise.
Ask yourself if stealing someone else’s intellectual property is really the best way to advertise your faith. (Never mind that you’re appropriating Calvin for a viewpoint/ideology/position that was never even hinted at in the comics.)
installing flagpole into bedrock
You’d have to drill holes into the bedrock to fit that flagpole, which is a lot of work (and expensive if you have someone else do it for you.) Castle Frostbite sits on a very large granite slab that’s very thinly covered with soil in a few spots, and when the fence people came out to give me a quote for the installation of a permanent fence solid enough to keep in the dogs…well, let’s just say that the required drilling in granite would be in the “decent new motorcycle” price class.
lamy studio gold nib
My violet Studio has a 14k nib, and it’s one of the smoothest nibs I’ve ever used. If they’re all like that, upgrading to one of the gold-nibbed Studios is well worth the money.
Monday, glorious Monday! Take a deep breath, wherever you are, and relish the scent of bad coffee and despair. Now back to work with you! There’s a lot of feet-dragging and goofing off to do before 5pm, you know.