Saturday, December 22, 2012

Progress and inventory

The drywall is done, the texture is done, the mess has been cleaned up. Tomorrow morning we will paint the ceiling and start the cabinet install.
 The walls shall remain plain until the counter top is done. We don't want to pick just plain white, we figure waiting until the kitchen is almost done will let us play with some colors to see how they really look compared with the tile, top, lights, etc. The stove and dishwasher arrive on Thursday, I'm planning on cooking a nice meal next weekend, even if I have to make temporary counter tops!

Rock decided to stand guard over some ammo that arrived. "The great panic" was in full swing and we were still able to get whatever we wanted earlier this week, at regular prices. The magazines I've had on order still aren't here, I don't really think we are short on them, but more would be favorable. Having 6 per person is a big load out in standard combat, that's what we go with here on the edge of town. We have 2 a couple of 40 round magazines, I prefer those instead of the 2 mag coupler to keep the rifle balanced.

This is a photo of a gun store who carries the largest selection of rifles and pistols in the entire state. What you see over along the wall are a lot of missing rifles. What they usually have on the wall they also have 1 or 2 in the back. The ones there are .22's or more of a normal rifle. They had plenty of shotguns and you could get a .50 cal rifle. The pistol selection was a little thin.
I had been over there on Monday, this picture was from Friday and I was shocked. I'm not usually shocked, but I didn't think "The great panic" was really this bad. In books there is 'the crash', 'the happening', 'the eruption', 'the collapse'... so I am calling it 'The great panic'.
Many shops are completely sold out all over town, backordering isn't a possibility, nobody knows when things like 'assault type' rifles, ammo or magazines will show up. The market will be flooded with very expensive stuff for those who can afford it. If things settle down or stay as they have been, the market will be flooded with people needing money to pay for the stuff they are using credit cards for right now..

I was bored waiting for the texture to dry so I got the new safe moved into position. The furniture dolly wasn't working and I couldn't move it much on my own. I could tilt it around but there wasn't enough room to spin it on the corners. I grabbed a 2 foot section of 1 inch wooden dowel and set it under the far edge. This let the safe slide right across it, much like the Egyptians would do with logs to move stone blocks. Once the safe was close to where I wanted to place it, I removed the dowel and repositioned it on the back corner, letting me turn the safe right into place. I used a small board as a temporary shim so I could get the dowel out and was done.
Moving all the ammo in let me take an inventory. We have about 12,000 rounds in the various calibers, the only surprise I found was there is only 50 rounds in .38 special. I know a wheel gun isn't something you need thousands of rounds for, but I suspect we just forget to replace a couple hundred rounds from the last time we shot our revolvers. I prefer .38 instead of .357, even in the big Python. It's a comforting picture in case 'The big panic' doesn't subside for a while, or if the government places limitations or controls.




7 comments:

  1. On the phython 6 inch or 4? Blue or stainless steel? I've got a contact in the area who was willing to sell me one, but I just hated shelling out the premium for it. That was before that guy started using one on that zombie show.

    My contact probably wants even more now. Darn.

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    1. 6, stainless. Is there any other way to wield a legend?

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  2. I won't bother going to the local gun shops for the new few weeks; there's no point. I do have one local store that carries sports equipment, with a small gun counter in the back. Almost nobody knows they have it ... maybe I'll swing by there later to see what's left.

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    1. Good luck. A small outfitter store I visit actually had a few boxes of .308 and some other overpriced pistol stuff, but no pmags or 5.56/.223. I went there to get a boresight laser for my .308, not sure I want to send a few more magazines down range at paper for a while.
      Just need a couple hundred feet of open ground and a vice and I'll be on target.

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  3. Try a dozen golf balls the next time you need to move your safe.

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    1. Good idea as well, but I would have to be a golfer for that to work... way to corporate for me.

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