Welcome to Homestead Dividends

Where Home Improvement, Homesteading, and Self-Reliance Meet.

Stop Working For Your House.  Put Your House To Work For You.

A Family-Friendly Podcast.

WELCOME to Homestead Dividends. 

This site is dedicated to Organization, Do-It-Yourself, Homesteading, Self-Reliance, and Practical Knowledgefor living a better life. For the person who wants to take control of their life, be more self-reliant and put their most valuable asset (their home) to work for them, I say, “You are in the right place.”

Homestead Dividends is a site designed to do several very specific things:

  1. Save you money
  2. Save you time
  3. Give perspective
  4. Give support/encouragement

I want you to make the shift from being a consumer to a producer.  Houses consume time, money, and effort.  Turning your house and you into producers takes that same money, time and effort…and puts it to work for you I will help you build a better life! I am doing it, and  so can you! Contact me at: homesteaddividends@gmail.com

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Ep189_ Life Lessons

Today’s show is about life lessons and three different and unrelated examples:

1. Bob Mayne

Visit Today’s Survival Show and the Handgun World Podcast.  Both are on itunes.  Bob is going through a lot.  Pray for him and his family. His podcasts are excellent.  He has been a mentor to me and I wish him well.

2. Lemon tree that could. After three moves around my yard, my one lemon tree is flourishing.  I almost gave up on it, but I gave it one more shot.  How many times have you given someone a second or third chance?  If you don’t you’re giving up on something that may flourish with a little patience.  Give that person/relationship/thing another chance.  You’ll be the one who benefits.

3. That Annoying Lady at Church.  At church the other day, a woman sat next to me and spent almost the ENTIRE service digging through her purse and she never stopped..probably going on half an hour…at the end of this, she pulled out a few coins to put in the collection plate,,,her everything.  She gave more than most of us in church that day, because she gave from her needs and I from my wants…what a life lesson…be patient and give people the benefit of the doubt.  You’ll be amazed at what you find when you do.

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Glock ‘Perfection” Ends Up with Accidental Discharge

Some gun enthusiasts really get angry over safeties and want to preach to others how “safe” a gun is without a safety…especially a Glock.  People become insanely angry when you mention a gun without a safety (external) may be unsafe.  Well, the following email is linked to a youtube article where MULTIPLE law enforcement officers have had accidental discharges from their guns because a drawstring cord on their coat caught on the trigger when drawing or re-holstering…

Glock fanatics will rail against this video and and blame everybody and everything…but the gun:

 

Front Sight Blog: (video) Jacket Drawstrings Causing Glocks to Fire

March 18th, 2014

Here is something you will not see every day.

A police chief shoots himself when the drawstring of his jacket lodged in the trigger area of his Glock pistol.


Watch this news video, complete with surveillance video of the actual incident and then see my comments that follow…

 

 

Comments:

  1. Even though the drawstring was the culprit in the negligent discharge of the police chief’s weapon, he could use some improvement in his gun handling techniques. Specifically, he should treat all guns as if they are loaded and never let the muzzle cover anything he is not willing to destroy… that includes his hand and those around him. Watch the surveillance video again and you will see what I mean.
  2. As we teach at Front Sight, train to present your weapon quickly, but take your time to holster the weapon, making sure your shirt and jacket are clear of your holster.
  3. Good story by the news agency and good lesson for all to learn.
  4. Good of the police chief to want others to know of his injury, but quite surprising and a bit disconcerting that he is seen in this video covered his hand with the muzzle of the gun he was handling, after previously shooting himself in the hand in 1999 when handling a gun he thought was unloaded.

So let’s review THE FOUR UNIVERSAL SAFETY RULES…

  1. Treat all guns as if they are loaded.
  2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
  3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
  4. Be sure of your target and what is beyond your target.

Please forward this e-mail, to everyone you know and encourage them to do the same. Spread this information to make a safer gun owning public.

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Tax-Loving Hollywood Liberals Whine for Tax Breaks

Harvey Weinstein–uber liberal and Tax loving moron, whines that the People’s Republic of California needs to provide tax breaks (special treatment) to its hollywood elite.

 

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Model/Runner Confesses to Body Image Issues

This is a great read about keeping in real.  Keep exercising.  Keep trying and NOBODY always looks good.

 

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Gun Crime Goes Down as Gun Ownership Rises

That’s bad news for the libtards.  Only government should save us, right?

 

For those of us not contaminated from liberalism or are, perhaps, detoxing like me (a recovering college-educated liberal), we realize you take care of yourself, become self-reliant, yet know the joy of truly being dependent on HIM (our Lord).
Dr. Ignatius Piazza

Monday, March 3, 2014

My New Year’s Resolution is to be as pro-active as possible in spreading the truth about the importance of our cherished Second Amendment, while exposing the liars, whores and thieves who conspire to strip us of our freedoms, and to continue to provide you and the rest of America with the absolute greatest opportunities to become armed and trained.

I firmly believe our future, and the future of our children and grandchildren, depends on it.

As part of my New Year’s Resolution, I will do my very best to deliver to you hard-hitting and entertaining blogs. You can help greatly, by doing two things for me…

  1. Send me great videos and articles you find, to share with our hundreds of thousands of Front Sight Subscribers.
  2. When I send you a Front Sight Blog, please forward it to all on your list and ask them to do the same. With hundreds of thousands of Front Sight subscribers and the vast power of the Internet, we can literally educate the world if we each do our part. I will dedicate my time and resources to this end. Please assist me in our mission to pro-actively and positively change the image of gun ownership in our lifetimes.

With that in mind, here is the truth about guns, straight from the FBI Uniform Crime Report for the first six months of last year.

Look at the across-the-board drop in crime! Most remarkable is the 18.5% drop in murders in cities over 1 million people!

And ALL of these lowered violent crime stats occurred during a year when over 21 million guns were sold, a record breaking year with 1.5 million more guns sold than the previous year! That’s right, over 40 million guns placed in the hands of Americans over a two year period and instead of seeing a rise in crime (as the gun grabbing politicians wanted everyone to believe would happen) murder and violent crime dropped like a rock!

See the statistics for yourself, right from the FBI, and then forward this e-mail to everyone you know so they can forward it to everyone they know. Spread the truth… MORE GUNS = LESS CRIME!

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Share on Facebook Please forward this e-mail to everyone you know and encourage them to do the same. MORE GUNS = LESS CRIME. The FBI Uniform Crime Report proves it!

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God n Guns

Front Sight

Ignatius Piazza
Dr. Ignatius Piazza

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Dear dan,

My New Year’s Resolution is to be as pro-active as possible in spreading the truth about the importance of our cherished Second Amendment, while exposing the liars, whores and thieves who conspire to strip us of our freedoms, and to continue to provide you and the rest of America with the absolute greatest opportunities to become armed and trained.

I firmly believe our future, and the future of our children and grandchildren, depends on it.

As part of my New Year’s Resolution, I will do my very best to deliver to you hard-hitting and entertaining blogs. You can help greatly, by doing two things for me…

  1. Send me great videos and articles you find, to share with our hundreds of thousands of Front Sight Subscribers.
  2. When I send you a Front Sight Blog, please forward it to all on your list and ask them to do the same. With hundreds of thousands of Front Sight subscribers and the vast power of the Internet, we can literally educate the world if we each do our part. I will dedicate my time and resources to this end. Please assist me in our mission to pro-actively and positively change the image of gun ownership in our lifetimes.

With that in mind, yesterday I sent you a news video about a woman who had a gun placed to her head, but instead of complying with her attacker’s demands, she grabbed the gun she was legally carrying and sent her attacker to the morgue. Her husband says it was the grace of God that saved her. I say it was the grace of God and the gun in her hand!

Today, I have a news video of a bus driver who was saved from death when the Bible he was carrying in his shirt pocket stopped two bullets fired by thugs trying to kill him. Watch the video below and then see my comments that follow…

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Comments:

  1. Notice this courageous bus driver did not rely solely on his Bible to protect him. Quite the contrary, he took the fight to his attacker when he realized they were going to hurt him.
  2. The news report indicates he fought them, disarmed them and even shot at them with their own gun!
  3. During the fight, he sustained a stab wound to the arm and a gunshot to the leg, but fought through it all.
  4. It was only after the fight that he noticed two bullets lodged in the Bible he carried in his shirt pocket.
  5. God must favor warriors over martyrs because His grace was with this courageous bus driver and the equally courageous woman I shared with you yesterday.
  6. Nice to see the good guys win, while setting an example for us all to follow when dealing with evil.

Share on Facebook Please forward this e-mail, to everyone you know and encourage them to do the same. Spread the truth about WHY every responsible citizen needs to be armed and trained.

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A BIG Reason Gun Crime is Plummeting

This is a newsletter I received from my gun training school.  Dr. Piazza always asks that we spread the word, so I forward this to you:

 

 

 

Front Sight
Ignatius Piazza
Dr. Ignatius Piazza

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

My New Year’s Resolution is to be as pro-active as possible in spreading the truth about the importance of our cherished Second Amendment, while exposing the liars, whores and thieves who conspire to strip us of our freedoms, and to continue to provide you and the rest of America with the absolute greatest opportunities to become armed and trained.

I firmly believe our future, and the future of our children and grandchildren, depends on it.

As part of my New Year’s Resolution, I will do my very best to deliver to you hard-hitting and entertaining blogs. You can help greatly, by doing two things for me…

  1. Send me great videos and articles you find, to share with our hundreds of thousands of Front Sight Subscribers.
  2. When I send you a Front Sight Blog, please forward it to all on your list and ask them to do the same. With hundreds of thousands of Front Sight subscribers and the vast power of the Internet, we can literally educate the world if we each do our part. I will dedicate my time and resources to this end. Please assist me in our mission to pro-actively and positively change the image of gun ownership in our lifetimes.

With that in mind, here is a very cool map that dramatically shows not only are we winning the battle with the gun grabbers state by state, gun owners, especially concealed carry permit holders can claim a BIG stake in the overall drop in violent crime our nation has experienced over the last 10 years.

Violent crime has dropped in direct proportion to the increase in guns purchased and states adopting “shall issue” concealed carry laws.

The Gun Grabbers don’t want anyone to see that more guns in the hands of responsible citizens results in a decrease in violent crime so make sure you spread this e-mail far and wide.

See this cool Concealed Carry Map for yourself, then forward this e-mail to everyone you know so they can forward it to everyone they know. Spread the truth… MORE GUNS = LESS CRIME!

CCW By State
(Click here to view animated map.)

Share on Facebook Please forward this e-mail to everyone you know and encourage them to do the same. MORE GUNS = LESS CRIME. We are winning the battle state by state!

And be part of the solution for a stronger America! Take advantage of our 5 Day Defensive Handgun Course, 30 State Concealed Weapon Permit and our entire set of 7 training manuals (over $2700 in total value) for only $200. Get yourself and your family trained!

That’s right! Only $200. But you will need to act fast. Go here http://www.frontsight.com/patriot/ to grab a 5 Day Front Sight Course, plus 30 State Concealed Weapons Permit, and our entire set of 7 Front Sight Training Manuals for only $200. Just do it before the offer sells out!

And here is a great video we recently created so you can share it with your family and friends:

A Taste of Front Sight
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I highly recommend you view it in 720 (a selection you can make at the bottom of the video window)…so you can see all the awesome detail.

Sincerely,

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Dr. Ignatius Piazza
Founder and Director
Front Sight Firearms Training Institute
7975 Cameron Drive, #900
Windsor, CA 95492
http://www.frontsight.com
info@frontsight.com
1.800.987.7719

Front Sight Firearms Training Institute is committed to the best email practices and has been accredited by the Institute for Spam and Internet Public Policy as meeting the requirements for listing in their SuretyMail IADB Email Accreditation Program. Our IADB registration number is 2007043000543. For more information see http://www.SuretyMail.com

 

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Remington Fed-up with Liberal States BS?

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Remington Arms to open factory in Alabama; Cuomo aide says no jobs leaving NY

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Remington Outdoor Co. plans to open a new plant in Huntsville, Ala. File photo, Ilion, N.Y., January, 2013. (Mike Groll / AP)
Teri Weaver | tweaver@syracuse.com By Teri Weaver | tweaver@syracuse.com
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on February 15, 2014 at 3:21 PM, updated February 16, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Updated: Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s spokesman says on Twitter no Remington jobs leaving New York for Alabama. See below.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Remington Outdoor Co. plans to open a 500,000-square-foot factory in Alabama that would employ 2,000 people, AL.com and the Military Times reported today.

The Military Times story says the expansion would not affect the gun company’s factory or jobs at the plant in Ilion, Remington’s oldest and largest manufacturing site. Remington employs about 1,300 people in the Herkimer County village.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi posted this on Twitter at 8:30 p.m.:

 

Remington, one of the nation’s largest gun manufacturers, has been shopping for a new factory site for months in response to demand.

Nearly a year ago, the federal government awarded Remington an $80 million contract to make 5,000 military sniper rifles at the Ilion factory. Last March, the company announced a $20 million expansion in Ilion.

Remington and its workers have been key voices in protests against the NY Safe Act, a series of stricter gun laws signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo 13 months ago. Last May, the company wrote on its Facebook pay that the military contract was not a sign that Remington had been paid off to stay in New York.

Still, the company made no promise to stay in Ilion.

“Remington will not run or abandon its loyal and hard working 1,300 employees without considerable thought and deliberation,” the company wrote last May.

The new plant in Huntsville would be about half the size as the one in Ilion. Production would not begin before 2015.

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/02/remington_outdoor_co_to_open_factory_in_alabama.html

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A Little 1911 Love

I’ve been learning and training with my 1911 pistols after a training malfunction with my Glock a few months ago.  I love those 1911s…Rock Island Armory/Citadel makes some solid guns…metal on metal and not a drop of plastic.  Now I need to get to Frontsight and do some additional training.  Don’t worry, I still have some polymer gun love, too…I need to go train with my LCP again soon.  And never count out me picking up a Smith n Wesson M&P 9mm…the ergonomics are fabulous…and the financial returns on a weapon in a shtf/post Wall Street world will be amazing.  Ammo is a great investment, too.  All the preps in the world are worthless if you can’t defend them.

Back to the 1911…because of the year it was created, some might think this weapon is outdated…but know this: the 1911 was created by the greatest gun maker ever: John Browning.  His design is timeless, elegant, and reliable.  It’s such a great pistol that our military is turning towards it again…see the leathernecks bringing them back.

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The Russians and Chinese are Playing Chess…

…while our president is playing golf.

Why is China supportive of what the Russians did in the Crimea?

Look for the Chinese to Annex Taiwan or those disputed islands off of Japan…

Quid Pro Quo.

Our Country is failing because the government is corrupt.  They serve themselves and weaken our once great nation.

Think globally.

Act locally.

Make your family/neighborhood/town/county the best it can be.  You can’t save the world, but you just might save your family.  If enough people did this, the country would take care of itself!

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North Korea Launches Missles

A country that is so poor its citizens starve can put four missles in the ocean for “testing.” A country where the government owns all the weapons is a tyrrany.  A country where the people own the weapons and the government runs scared is called a democracy.

 

http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/27/world/asia/north-korea-missiles/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

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You Know, You know?

It is really annoying how often I said “you know” in my podcasts.

It’s getting better, but I apologize. My older podcasts are virtually unlistenable because of it.  If you can get through one of my early episodes, you have the patience of Job!

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Ep 188: A Post-Winter Evaluation and Checklist

This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show about what to do as winter winds down.  While the problems are still fresh in your mind, now is the time to list and prioritize tasks for making the home ready for next winter.

Winter is over, which is why it is the perfect time to assess what you need to do to get ready for next winter.  You’ll have all summer and fall to schedule the work, so get going.  Be sure to consider: HVAC repair/service Roofing concerns Painting (both exterior and interior) Buying/considering a secondary heat source Deals on wood stoves and other winter merchandise – See more at: http://hdivs.com/episode-007-do-a-post-winter-to-do-list/#sthash.gvqE4PfM.dpuf

 

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Our Postal Service Sucks

So what are we up to for a stamp…49 cents or so?

Went to the post office to get my daughter’s passport on Thursday…They DON’T do them at my branch after 3 pm. They told me to come back early on Saturday.  Showed up on Saturday at 8:50 am. Office opened at 9.  Postal worker told me they won’t DO passports until TEN and that they’ll stop at eleven.  Postal worker opens passport window at 10:18 and we were first in line.  Feel bad for the people before us.

THAT is ridiculous.

It’s time to outsource the job to somebody who gives a crap…It’s obvious that our government sucks at delivering mail…and we want them to deliver our health care…fools…what fools we mortals be.

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Declaration of Independence From Sports

On this Super Bowl Sunday, the nation will be watching a football game.  I won’t.  I am officially declaring my independence from sports and focusing on my faith, family and home.  Sure, I will still have a passing interest in things, but I’m sick of the obsession with sports in our country.  We pay millions to idolize athletes who usually aren’t even decent role models.  How much better would our lives be if Sunday was family time instead of football time?  You know, ancient Rome collapsed from within.  No invading force destroyed their empire.  It rotted away from within, a society obsessed with sports/entertainment, a corrupt government whose politicians only worried about their own power, and a class of lazy, over-entertained citizens who gave up caring about the republic.  Sound familiar?

Please take stock of your lives and focus on what’s important.  Enjoy the game, but please don’t line the pockets of the athletes with the money you could use to improve your own family’s situation.

 

To that end, I got my hunting license yesterday.  I spent 9a til 5p passing my hunter safety course.  I want to be in the outdoors, providing, hormone and gmo-free meat for my family’s table.  Football tickets and jerseys can’t do that, nor can a wasted day in front of the tv.  Sports just stopped being fun for me.

 

ESPN ruined sports for me too.  Too much exposure to sports, sports news and sports talk shows.  What’s worse, ESPN, like all mainstream media, is liberal agenda-driven.  The stations of ESPN have been pushing gay issues on their regular-guy viewers for years.  The bias has been sickening over the past two years.  As a libertarian, I could CARE LESS if someone is gay…but to push a liberal agenda and attempt the brainwash the masses to think a certain way is disturbing.  Dissent in portrayed as bigoted, intolerant, and ignorant.  Now THAT I have a problem with.

I am boycotting this liberal channel save for the occasional event I want to watch 2-3 times a year.

Today I will be podcasting and enjoying NOT watching the football game.

 

Happy UN Super Bowl to me…and happy birthday to me as well ( in a few days…)

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Google to Invade Your Thermostat

Do YOU want Google Controlling your thermostat and monitoring EVERYTHING in your home.  They may be able to do that VERY soon.

From ZDNET:

Google said Monday that it will pay $3.2 billion in cash for Nest, which makes smart thermostats and smoke alarms. Rest assured that Google is hoping to plug smart homes together with Android devices, its developer ecosystem and treasure trove of data.

Nest launched in 2011 to strong reviews. Since its launch, Nest’s smart thermostat has been replicated by larger players such as Honeywell.

Google CEO Larry Page said that Google is “excited to bring great experiences to more homes in more countries.”

For Google, Nest founders Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers will bring some more design knowhow to the search giant, which has a hardware side of the business via Motorola. Fadell led the team at Apple that created the first 18 generations of the iPod and the first three generations of the iPhone. 

On the data front, Google could ultimately harness more information about individual homes and their energy usage. Nest, however, did indicate that home data would stay in its company under its privacy policy, which is owned by Google now, and only be used to improve products. Nest was poised to launch a developer program in early 2014. 

Consider the moving parts:

  1. Google has mobile access via your smartphones and various apps on multiple platforms.
  2. Google has multiple ways into your living room via Android and Chromecast, a streaming TV gadget, as well as tablets and PCs.
  3. The company had tried to monitor energy usage with utilities, but scrapped the plan in 2011.
  4. Google’s Android will increasingly be in your car.
  5. And Google is working the robot market.

It remains to be seen how all of these efforts fit together, but it’s clear that Google’s tentacles are spreading.

Analysts said that Google’s purchase highlights the importance of the connected home and Internet of things. Forrester Research analyst Frank Gillett said:

Google’s acquisition of Nest affirms the growing strategic importance of the idea of the connected home. It also shows that Google increasingly believes in hardware/software solutions, such as Nest has built, rather than just building operating systems for other manufacturers to implement in smartphones, Chromebooks, and TVs.

In a blog post, Fadell said:

Google will help us fully realize our vision of the conscious home and allow us to change the world faster than we ever could if we continued to go it alone. We’ve had great momentum, but this is a rocket ship.
Google has the business resources, global scale and platform reach to accelerate Nest growth across hardware, software and services for the home globally. And our company visions are well aligned – we both believe in letting technology do the hard work behind the scenes so people can get on with the things that matter in life. Google is committed to helping Nest make a difference and together, we can help save more energy and keep people safe in their homes.

 

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Ep 187_2014: New Year, New Challenges

Today’s episode will be very brief.

First, I want to wish you all a joyous and prosperous 2014.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.  After making some adjustments and changes to my files and internet providers, I’m pretty much back to where I started.  By trying to “simplify” my podcasting arrangement, all I did was make things worse.  So I had to try to put the Ketchup back into the bottle…so to speak.

I made resolutions, as I do every year, but some of mine are quite different from ones in previous years.  I wanted to take a moment to discuss them with you.

1. Get in the zone with God–While not all of you may be people of faith, I have to admit that for ME in MY Life, if I’m right with God I’m doing right by everybody.  He is the focus of my life, but I don’t always show it.  In fact I say things that I kick myself for saying and thinking.

2. Be forgiving and patient of others.  I have this horrible impatience for people I perceive as getting it wrong.  I really need to be more patient and respectful of others.  I need to practice my faith and show love, not contempt.

3. Be the best husband and father I can be.

4. Be the best teacher I can be.

5. Not waste time with endeavors that are not profitable.  From wasted time online or in front of the television, if it’s not profiting me and my faith and/or my family/self…I need to stop doing it.  Profitable doesn’t always mean getting paid.  Training is profitable, prepping is profitable, family time is profitable.

6. Work on the house and the  bugout house.

7. Plant more permafood. Fruit trees, asparagus, and edible veggies are on the list.

8. Not get so emotionally involved in my career.  As a teacher, I cannot get upset at those who choose to do little and make myself sick worrying about them.  I reach many kids.  I cannot reach them all.  I have to accept that.

9. Not worry about “them”.  Why am I worried about what others are doing?  I need to focus my energies on my own family and enjoy my life to the fullest.  I cannot fix the government, I cannot fix popular culture and society, and I cannot fix you.  I can, however, work on and fix many things in my own life. For a ‘big picture’ guy like myself, working on the small or ‘micro’  can be a challenge.

10. Get my hunting license.  Being raised in the country by a family that didn’t hunt, I never got mine…officially.  I want to and my daughter wants to hunt with me…how cool.

 

 

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Ep 186: Fall Repair Checklist

Today I discuss my checklist of things to do before the snow flies and how to winterize your home.

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Ep 185_Gun Range Accident With a Glock 17

So I finally got the wife to the range to shoot. We had a wonderful time and everything was going well…until she started using my Glock17.

I noticed that my gun doesn’t eject casing very strongly and always remember them bouncing off of the bill of my hat.  As my wife fired a round, the casing dribbled backward end-over-end and hit her in the forehead, fell down behind her safety glasses and burned the area around her eye.  A practically impossible freak accident, that nevertheless really happened.  What’s worse, the gun was still loaded as she flinched in pain.  Someone could have been shot as she twitched and jumped in pain.  Luckily she didn’t pull on the trigger despite having her eyelid and orbital socket being burned.

A fun date at the shooting park turned into an accident and almost a tragedy.

After scouring the forums, I realized that a weak ejector is a defect commonly known about in the Glock community.  I was horrified that the ejector wasn’t recalled.  My wife almost lost sight in her right eye.  I was mad. I was upset….I was disappointed in Glock.

So I called Glock.  I explained the problem to someone in technical support.  I guess I didn’t use the right terminology, so he snidely corrected me and told me to “just send it in” and he’d have a look at it.  I had to send it at my own expense.  To ship it to Glock, it has to go via Fedex in some special extra-expensive way…totaling $87.00.

So let me get this straight: I’m going to send THEIR malfunctioning gun in at MY expense to have them take a “look” at it…what rotten customer service and there’s no way I’m wasting that money on their problem.  I contacted Lone Wolf industries and will replace the part myself for $20 and PRAY that it fixes the problem.

 

My lesson learned: 

Glock ain’t all that, doesn’t really stand behind their product, and have been producing faulty ejectors for years and don’t really seem to care.

This will be my LAST Glock EVER.  I plan to use it as my “beater” gun, as I have lost all respect for the gun and especially its manufacturer and will research my next purchase better. Don’t just trust a name…and I’ll never have the attitude that ‘it’s a Glock, it’s the best’ ever again.

I may sell it, but only if I have it working correctly…I won’t dump a dangerous and unreliable firearm onto somebody else.  That’s deceitful and wrong.

http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=92133&page=2

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=483587

http://glock.pro/glock-tech-warranty/2715-extractor-question.html

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/archive/index.php/t-603081.html

http://www.thehighroad.org/archive/index.php/t-614875.html

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1455867

 

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Ep 184_ My Experience at Frontsight Gun Resort/School

Ep 184_ My Experience at Frontsight Gun Resort/School

FRONT SIGHT

Today I had my first visit to Front Sight.  It’s a club/resort/school designed for guns and self-defense.  For a small up-front cost, you can take all the training you want FOREVER!

I paid a small amount for my membership, it varies according to your level.  You add an annual firearms background check and you sign-up for the classes you want and schedule the time. Also, don’t pay the internet price for a membership  The website quotes an insane amount.  A member can sell you a membership for a fraction of that.

A LITTLE ABOUT THE RESORT

“Attend a self defense gun training course at Front Sight Firearms Training Institute’s world-class firearms training facilities near Las Vegas, Nevada – taught by seasoned and professional law enforcement, military, and private citizen instructors to levels that far exceed law enforcement and military standards, without any boot camp mentality or drill instructors attitudes. After your first self defense firearms training course at Front Sight you will leave with self defense firearms training skills that surpass 99% of the gun owning population! This is no exaggeration. Once you’ve completed your first Front Sight course you’ll discover that you’ve become a self defense gun training expert among your peers!

But you don’t need to take my word for it, when you can see Firearms Training Testimonials from law enforcement, military personnel, and private citizens who have attended gun training courses at Front Sight.

Whether you are private citizen who is new to self defense gun training and want to learn the proper firearms training skills the right way — the first time; or you have a concealed weapons permit and want a level of firearms training that surpasses what you’ve received from your local gun training course; or you are in law enforcement or the military and have heard from your fellow officers that Front Sight Firearms Training Institute is the undisputed leader in providing the absolute best firearms training and is the greatest value in the gun training industry: WE HAVE THE FIREARMS TRAINING COURSES FOR YOU! I am sure of it!

In fact, if your firearms training experience at Front Sight does not exceed your expectations, I will pay for your training. You have my personal gun training guarantee!”

– Excerpt from Front Sight website

CLASSES

For a full listing of their schedule, just click on the Frontsight link.

IMPRESSIONS

I’ll give you my impressions of the class, the resort, and all things Frontsight today.

The first thing to know is that they are a first-class organization…there’s just one thing…they tell you to arrive for your first day of training at 6:30, but they don’t open the gates until 7:00.  I made the mistake of being prompt.  Never arrive before 7:00 and as most classes start at 8:00 am, a 7:15 arrival is PLENTY of time.  It was a rookie mistake, and considering I drove an hour and a half from Vegas, I wasted an hour of sleep…I won’t do that again.

The people at the gate greet you and help you get to your class.  They help you park and send you to the check-in/weapons inspection.  I just showed my membership card and let the instructors inspect my weapon.  I was directed to a spacious, modern great room where my class was conducted.  The facilities were clean and modern, and as the day went on, the instructor and the assistants were VERY helpful and hands-on.

GLOCK ARMORER’S CLASS

My professional was a professional instructor from California.  He told me everything I ever wanted to know about my Glock.  We completely stripped the gun down…not a piece of metal or plastic was left connected to the frame.  We assembled and disassembled various parts several times and the day went quickly until the end.  My neighbor lost his gun’s safety pin spring and we spent 25 minutes finding it.  I gave up the final break down and reassembly to help hum…it just seemed the right thing to do.  Anyway, I had to skip that part (my choice) and collected my certificate of completion.

 

Does this make me a gunsmith or authorized Glock armorer? NO.  It makes me incredibly comfortable and knowledgeable about my gun.  If I had to replace a part, I feel I could do it.

Does that mean I want to take apart a perfectly running gun to fool around with it? No.  But now I have the skills and confidence to work on my gun.  And I loved every minute doing it.

 NEXT

Now that I have the first class under my belt, I want to actually fire a gun in a class…I’m looking into several and will give you an update and keep you posted.

 

http://www.frontsight.com/

http://www.frontsight.com/Schedule.asp?View=List

 

 

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