I never get tired of watching this short by Mickey Smith. The visuals with his narration of how he lives his life as you watch him live it. Living life because he is doing what he loves, so he never works a day of his life, he lives the freedom most of us will never understand or achieve for whatever the reasons are. All I know is I will get there, doing what I love so that I never work a day in my life
Me and the 60D made some rounds this evening taking some photo’s of the Richmond skyline. First photo op I’ve done this year and in months.
"Because we are so free, everything must be prohibited."
I think Queensofbattle got it right with the title to his video. ” When you do what you love, you never work a day in your life”
I do love my guns, I don’t have a rifle other than a crappy 22lr I’ve had for a few years, I’m more focused still on my pistol shooting and mastering those fundamentals before adding a rifle. I also rode a motorcycle for a while but haven’t in years now do a few reasons.
But aside from the guns and my motorcycle, I do miss doing my photography and videography. Those of you who have followed me for a while know I did both at one time and was doing it quite. I enjoyed doing photography and video on really anything it didn’t matter, it ties into things that I love to do and then just broadens it all. I was even looking at a Canon 7D or 5D MK II or MKIII this morning. The enjoyment of life vs the dull mundane everyday job, which is not what I need or want anymore. Time never slows for anyone, and life keeps moving forward never backwards only we go backwards.
I get into conversation with friends on pistols here and there, some are fine with Glock, others just hate Glock for whatever reason, which normally isn’t driven by performance, just arrogant personal opinion. Why I chose to purchase 2 Glock pistols isn’t because of the hype associated with the name Glock. It’s the following
1.Fit and feel in my hands.
2.Performance record (not hyped up record).
5.Accessibility to parts.
Glock pistols for me when looking at the polymer guns are the route I went for the above reasons. Glock fits my hands better than Sig, S&W M&P’s, and the Spring Field Armor XD’s. And natural feeling and grip to me is important as it automatically gives confidence in the weapon. I don’t mind the glock trigger, I like it’s feel and it’s consistent pull all the way to when the shot breaks. Now obviously there are better triggers my Sig SP2022 has a better trigger smooth wise but imo that’s a minor thing that is irrelevant for combat shooting.
Performance record, well Glock pistols have always been known to just keep shooting without cleaning, no break in period, any ammo they just keep going unless your purposely trying to find it’s breaking point. But I’d say pretty much all polymer guns now on the market are equal in reliability.
I thought the U shape rear sight was strange at first, but I have learned it make it easier for me to acquire the front sight post and get on target than the standard 2 dot rear.
Now price is always a factor for me, I’m not out here looking for a competition gun with the most awesome smooth trigger known to man, I want a combat pistol. Glock, Spring Field, and the M&P’s are priced relatively the same, and well Sig we all know anything German is going to cost more. But the Glock Blue Label program for military, fire, police, ems brings the pricing down to a point to where the others just cannot price match that low.
Accessibility to parts and mags and whatever else is a huge reason. I noticed that the other makes, extra mags were much harder to find and more expensive along with accessories or whatever other parts your looking for.
And that’s really my thoughts on a pistol, do I like the first impression when I hold it, is it going to run when I need it most, how much does it cost, can I get on target easy, and if I need extra mags or a different type of sight is it available everywhere at reasonable pricing. And keep in mind this is just my own opinions, we all have our own and our likes and dislikes.
Paul Howe, and thoughts on overcoming fear.
Gotta love Paul Howe and his instruction. Everytime I see him in a video he is just cool and smooth as butter. The way he talks, walks, moves, clears, shoots, reloads, whatever it’s all with a purpose but smooth as smooth can be. When your a retired Delta guy ain’t too many people alive who can say I was anywhere close to your level.
Just ordered 3 pairs of this exact sock. Heard many people say it’s the best sock they ever wore to combat blisters on feet due to ruck marching, or hiking. Their expensive, but so many swear by them I’m down to give em a try.