Friday, March 26, 2021

An old man rages against ignorance ( Airsoft Revolvers)

 


Y'all know by now, I am old.
I started out yesterday and 
checked on that newfangled "Facebook" thingy
to see what peoples dogs were up to 
and if I got "poked" over night or not.

I found this

(I wrote this post 3 years ago, and forget to publish it!, now the vid has been taken down, so, just imagine a video in your head) 
 
Now, anyone who has seen my pathetic attempts at video know,
I do crappy ones, but when I watched this one, I went BALLISTIC.

It was not due to the fact that I guess they didn't have a script,
that must have been the reason that the same adjectives were used over and over.


It was not even due to the fact that just because it has "Dan Wesson"
trademarks on the barrel it looks nothing like a Dan Wesson.

It was not even the fact that they deleted my well thought out comment
on their facebook page


It was because of the gun handling skills of the presenter.

In talking with a younger colleague on the landline later that evening
( one who is well versed in Real steel tactical weapons),
I came to realize that it is an age thing, not a stupidity thing.


So, 
because I seem to buy every Tanaka revolver 
that comes up for sale,
if you have the time,
here is a school on what not to do on you airsoft revolver.


It really is just one thing you need to remember
DON'T LEARN YOUR GUN HANDLING SKILLS FROM MOVIES OR TV SHOWS.

I would love to have the time to chop up
 bad gun handling clips from tv and movies
into a quick youtube vid
( if I knew how)
but for this installment,
 here is the one that really gets under my skin.

The spinning and wrist flip to close the cylinder into the frame.
Now I know it looks cool, just like the "HK" slap
but every time you flip out the cylinder or flip it back in
you are putting severe strain on this part

 

That "L" shaped piece is called the crane,
although it looks like a stout piece of steel,
it is not designed to take the stresses put on it by the "flip"
It will go out of alignment,
in an airsoft gun, this just means that your 130-300.00 gun is now worthless,
but if you do it with a real steel one,
it means that your bullet could impact the side of the forcing cone
causing a "Catastrophic failure" (That means BOOM)
Also, when you spin the cyl and flip it closed,
you could do damage to the ratchet and hand
(other parts that no one sells for airsoft!)

To properly close the cyl, cup it gently in your non support hand
and ease it into the frame,
That's it, do it slower, just like that.
( wow, where did that come from,
 I think I like my revolvers a little too much!)
 
I worked for a little company called Smith & Wesson
 for a few years,
they made a revolver or two and I sold a few.
I guess this is why I get so upset when I see this done
"on the street"

I know a lot of people today have never fired a revolver,
 real or airsoft,
so after taking my blood pressure meds and my heart pills,
I have calmed a little and now understand.
Your not doing it just to piss me off,
you just did not know that it could do damage.
Now you do
 
If you would like more information on this topic,
or any others I have covered
 
READ A DAMN BOOK,
OR GET OUT THE ENCYCLOPEDIA
AND STAY THE HELL OFF MY LAWN, damn kids
where's my glasses?
 
Till later,
Stay Thirsty my friends....

Man, it has been a while

 Wow, bet y'all have thought I kicked the old bucket of bb's huh!

Nope, I am still horizontal (and sometimes vertical) and still accumulating 6mm shooters.

I am older, but no wiser and while my mind thinks I am still a spry teenager, my body tells me different.

I want to start doing some more reviews, and trying to promote some of the new players to the airsoft building.

I WONT be doing much "field work", as most weeks, I cant walk three days out of them and cant talk 2 days, and they rarely overlap!

But I can still type, and shoot guns, so I want to be still good for something.

I have picked up some strange and wonderful items form the past and would like to share them with Y'all.

I really dont know if blogging is even still a "thing", or if I have to have Vids to go along with it, but one thing you do not want to see is my face, or hear me talk, so I hope that is not the case.

So, keep a look out and lets see if I can follow thru this time.

here are some of the items coming up






Till later, stay thirsty my friends

Thursday, September 12, 2019

It is like that


IT"S ALIVE

Like a long dormant horror lying unseen under the permafrost,
 I have been lurking.
Waiting, Planing, Eating Bacon Cheetos, until the time was right.
to Rise up, and
 ROAR,

I AM ALIVE.

And have returned to haunt the airsoft world. 

What could possibly drag me from my self induced exile to bring me back to this endeavor started in 1986?

Why, oh why, you ask, 
what did we ever do to resurrect this Demon 
"Ellwood",
 we though was long dead,
 a tiny footnote in airsoft history?  


Well, I will tell you.
Some gentlemen in southern North Carolina that, 
although well meaning, 
were clueless to the devastation it would bring upon the world,
uttered the words that brought upon my rebirth.

Those words were,
COWBOY AIRSOFT 
'
While there have been other games across the US, 
this is the 1st one close enough I think I can get to.

My "medical difficulties" means a long drive by myself is out.
So that would mean having someone to go with.

Riding in a vehicle for any length of time with me is listed by the United Nations as,
"Abject and Cruel Torture"
So I have to find a kind and unwitting soul to take me, 
and pray that there will be enough of their mind left 
to get me home at the end of the day.  

This is but a preview, I hope to add more posts and
that this wonderful idea grows some legs and becomes a
 "thing" 

Check out the Facebook page here for more information,
https://www.facebook.com/groups/850419485152798/

I will keep you posted 
See Y'all soon

Stay thirsty my Friends.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Airsoft and Cowboy Action shooting SASS

As most of you long time readers know, I LIKE GUNS!

Airsoft, nerf, cap, toy, dewats, air, blackpowder, real steel.

I like guns that go psssst, pop, bang and BOOM

Little guns, big guns , new guns, old guns.

Plastic guns, wood guns, metal guns and plastic and metal guns.

Blue, Black, matte, shiny, nickle, chrome, polished or worn.




My first love is cowboy guns

My first cap pistol was a  single action army, my first real steel, a J C Higgins (High Standard) Double Nine.

At one point in my life, I was down to one handgun ( the horrors!)

You guessed it, it was a Ruger Blackhawk 4 5/8 45LC/45ACP

I think I come by it honestly. I was born about as far southwest as you can get and still be in the US.

I trod the streets of Tombstone as a child.
(and no, I did not meet Wyatt Earp or Doc, I am not that old)


When Cowboy action shooting started, I was happier than Obama at a funeral.

Finally, a way to dress up like a 1800's pimp and not have to wait till the last weekend in October!

I got into the Single Action Shooting Society early, badge number 9946.

As with all things I do, I went all in. Bought guns, clothes, boots and hats,
 like they were gonna stop making them.
Then I started work for S&W, managing the retail store in Orlando FL and it all came to a full stop
(Store was open 10 am to 11 pm, 7 days a week, closed on Christmas. As with all things I do, I had to be there even when I did not)

I got to thinking 
(always a bad thing, I try not to do it much)

Could I use my airsoft guns to train at home for a CAS match?

I am gonna explore that topic over the coming weekend, I will get back to you soon.

As always, 
STAY THIRSTY MY FRIENDS

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

SHOT Show 2014

OH NO!

38 days until another fabulous week in Sin City.

I hope to bring you tales of daring do and  debauchery,  but do remember, I am old.

Dinner at 4 and in bed by 7 is my kind of fun now.

Take this time and look back of my past posts from SHOT show years ago, 
 they should be good for a laugh or two.




Remember,
Winter is coming ,
If you don't get this, your too young to read this blog


Ordered my Brad Thor jacket so I will be warm and styling at the show this year.

Hope there are some new Airsoft items to show off at the show.
Last year was pretty slim.

Let me know if there is a booth you want to see pictures from.
I have a real photographer ( Rusty Spenser from photobyrusty.com ) and a video guy this year so it should be easy to do.




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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Happy Halloween!!!!!

Scared you with that picture of me, didn't I?

Yes, I still am alive and will start back to my task of posting in a few weeks.

All those stories of me winning the lottery, marrying a supermodel and buying a island were false, 
as far as you know.

So stay tuned, NAFOM will be back with the quality posts you have gotten use too.
Or a bunch of useless dreck like most of what I have posted before.

See you soon


Till then
Stay Thirsty my Friends.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

I need your help

I NEED YOUR HELP
As you all saw, I was named "most bestest guy in airsoft"
 by Popular Airsoft website.

I have this huge silver Plate to show how wonderful I am.

Now, here is my quandary, I have to decide, being the humble man I am, how it should be displayed.

I feel it would be a disservice to PA if I did not promote my award.

As all of you know, although I like to stay low key. I never try and stand out and always allow others to be the center of attention but, to be fair to them, here are my ideas.


1. Have a custom "plate" carrier made with a transparent pouch on the front and small strobing led lights shining on it.


2 Hook a huge silver chain to it and wear it like a "flav o flav" alarm clock around my neck.


3 Make it into a belt buckle ( of course, as fat as I am, you might not see it well).


4 Hire a guy to follow me around everywhere holding it above his head and singing my praises, like those boxer guys.


I have a while till Shot show to make this decision. Remember, I would just as prefer to fade into the background, but for popular airsoft, I am willing to seek a little limelight.

Please help, I am too modest to make this call, as you can see, I am only staying with the classy ideas so that this stays very unassuming.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

I won, thank you, thank you, thank you

Seems like the wild and crazy guys over at Popular Airsoft had gotten tried 
of my constant whining and pouting after each contest and decided they would shut me up for good.
So........I WON

I was just honored to be nominated, blah, blah ,blah 
( insert self deprecating comment here)
Bull crap, I won and I am happy!

I now can say I have an award winning blog.
I know it has not been up to snuff lately and I can't blame it on flying monkeys this time.

Here is what really happened, but don't tell anyone.
See, I am a very vocal and strident guns rights advocate.
Knowing that, and knowing what they were planing to do, the government had to silence me.
They knew my ability to turn a phrase and my mastery of the keyboard could hurt them.

Their nefarious plan was kicked off at a trade show in Orlando, FL on the 31'st of October
I believe that they had trained flocks of radio controlled mosquitoes to inject me with a toxin.
(little did they know, I had been married, twice! I think both of my saintly x wives put just a little poison in my coffee each day. I know I would if I had to live with me, so I built up an immunity.)



I lost my voice at the show,
(now, this happened at every trade show I have done for years, I am a talker)

When I drove back to my lair in NC, I was deathly ill
( this happens every time also, I have the immune system of a 2 week old) 

Week one, after my retun, still no voice

Week three, still croak out my words

Week four, OK, this is getting serious.




A trip to the sawbones and a fiber optic camera shoved up my nose and down my throat told the tale.
Paralyzed vocal cord on the left side.
( Doctor had "No idea" how it happened, ya, right)


A CT scan found a huge mass on my Thyroid, so, more tests.
I had a biopsy the day before I left for SHOT show.
Las vegas is a fun town, not so much when your waiting to hear if you have the Big C or not though.
I found out on Thursday of that week, no cancer was found..
I think this is the 1st time I cried at a SHOT show, 
no, wait... there was the year 2000 show when I worked for S&W and everyone was mean and hated us,
wait again... I remember, 
we went out and got drunk and were very rude to people and we told them to suck it and if they wanted to complain  we worked for Glock, that's what we did.

Oh, sorry, back to the story.
Last Friday, I went under the knife and they took out my left thyroid.
.I have since been convalescing at home existing on a cocktail of codeine and anti nausea meds.

Voice, still ain't back,but there is hope..

So I say, Suck it you minions of the 
Military Industrial Complex, 



you Bilderbergers


you Trilateralists


 who tried to keep me down.
I will rise again, I will keep fighting the good fight,
I will not be kept down by the man.
Airsoft now, Airsoft forever!

More to come soon.


Till tomorrow,
Stay Thirsty my Friends.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The ultimate collection of classic model guns,airsoft and blowbacks for sale

The ultimate collection of classic model guns,
 airsoft and blowbacks for sale.

Tom Nelson was "The Man" in the early days of 
airsoft/model guns in the US, his company, 
Collectors Armory, predated mine (Command post) in bringing in model guns from Japan.

We bought many a pallet of PFC blowback guns from Tom 
to resell thru the Command Post catalog.

Looks like his collection is up for sale.

with a PDF file of over 200 guns

wow

I hope to contact Sarco and have more info soon.

Would make a great Christmas present for an old man, just sayen!
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