Oklahoma Aquarium Trip March 2014

Edit: Well that didn’t work too well. Sorry if you saw the gibberish

Took a school trip to the Oklahoma Aquarium last Friday. Thought I’d share some of my pictures with all of you.

We had a Starfish just letting it all hang out.

And just for Tam since she provided the nightmare fuel. I know, that’s a moray.

A lionfish.

Gasp! I just showed you a beaver!

All the colors!

And what trip to the aquarium would be complete without cookbooks for all the things you just saw!

You can see the rest here.


I know, this was supposed to go up on Friday.  I’m a bad, bad blogger.  But really, I’ve only had two photographic entries for Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun.  You’ve got until the end of January to enter.

And without further adieu

BradBrad actually sent me several pics, but I picked this one just because I love all the smoke and implied noise.  That’s how to spend a weekend.  Brad doesn’t blog so I can’t link back to him.

And then we have Larry showing off his EBR



Well I’ll let Larry tell you about it

It’s a Saiga .223 with the Tapco trigger conversion, Tapco collapsible stock and pistol grip, Texas Weapons Systems Gen 1 dogleg scope rail, UTG quad rail foregrip, Grip Pod collapsible bipod grip and a quartet of Surefire 30 round “high-capacity ammunition clips”. That should be enough to give Fineshwine, Boxer, Jackson-Lee, et al the vapors…

I actually bought it with most of the fun stuff included but before the trigger conversion was done. At the time it had the Tapco T6 collapsible stock set that has the pistol grip integrated with the stock. In that configuration it was only 922r compliant with the 30 rd magazines.


I did the trigger conversion myself (Tapco G2 double-hook trigger group) and installed the new Tapco T6 stock and separate pistol grip, so now it is compliant no matter what magazine I’m using…which was the point of doing the conversion to begin with.


So there are the details. My Glock (36) only has 7 round magazines, so apparently I don’t have to worry about it getting up in the middle of the night and killing everyone in the house like the 11+ round magazines will do.

Thanks and best of luck!


See What I Bought This Weekend

I’m so excited!



I went skating all the time when I was younger but it was always in those awful rentals.  The derby skates are a totally different animal.  So far, I’ve just skated around mom-in-laws on her hardwood floors.  Maybe I’ll try and take them for a spin around the block.

You’ll notice a decided lack of bruises and this is after several passes around the dining room table and around the kitchen table and back to sip my bourbon…



ETA: Hopefully, I won’t have to completely relearn how to skate. Labrat can tell you how nice that can be. Also, not sure I’m actually going to do any roller derby.  These were a thrift store find/impulse buy.


Mythbusting: FNP45Tactical vs Toaster

It’s been said a few times that I carry a gun the size of a toaster.  Yeah, the FNP-45tactical isn’t small, but really? A toaster?

Well let’s put that to the test.  Something people are always concerned about is weight.  Personally, I believe a good holster on a good belt will mitigate weight quite a bit.  Now maybe not the weight of a classic chrome and Bakelite General Electric toaster.

It’s a big toaster.  Especially for one that will only handle 2 slices of bread at a time.  But it is the best toaster ever.

And it apparently weighs 4lbs 7oz. The FN?

Let’s look a little closer

1lb 15oz. Not even close.

But Jen! It’s not like you carry it empty like that! 15+1 rounds of 45ACP makes a pretty major difference in weight.


So now we’re up to 2lbs 14oz. That’s still not classic toaster weight.  Maybe some of the new-fangled polymer toasters.

Oh, but I suppose we should take the reload into account as well.  I mean, 30 more rounds of 45ACP…

What’s that say?

1lb 11 oz which brings us to a whopping 4lbs 8oz.

Er. Hmm.

See! My carry gun is not the size of a toaster!

It’s bigger.

Myth Busted!

School Me On Cameras

Les, Oleg-I’m specifically looking at you here.

Alright, the background.  Forever ago, my camera was a tough little Olympus Stylus 600. It did its duty with snapshots and the like.  And it’s an all-weather camera so I never had to worry about getting it out in the rain.  When TheHolsterSite was born, it even spent some time trying its best to take nice shots. And it was passable.

But oh the noise! And the hot spots.

There are hot spots

Or a strangely velvety texture. And yeah, there's my butt again.

Or with the more colorful options, we’ve got washed out or distorted.  Clearly, it was time for a change. Enter the Nikon Coolpix P80.
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