1.10.2011

Dancing in the blood....

Dems and gungrabbers will never let a good crisis go to waste:

“In the wake of these kind of incidents, the trick is to move quickly,” said Kristen Rand, legislative director of the Violence Policy Center, one of the gun control groups working with McCarthys office. (my emphasis)

Yeah, move quickly before anyone realizes that extended magazines are simply pieces of plastic and metal that have no soul, no ill intent.  Distract everyone from the fact that the shooter is a nutjob who has made his intentions apparent for quite some time. Via Instapundit, etc.

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RIP Major Winters

"He was a good man, a very good man," (William) Guarnere said. "I would follow him to hell and back. So would the men from E Company."

From his book Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters

Leadership at the Point of the Bayonet
Ten Principles for Success

1.      Strive to be a leader of character, competence, and courage.

2.      Lead from the front. Say, “Follow me!” and then lead the way.

3.      Stay in top physical shape--physical stamina is the root of mental toughness.

4.      Develop your team. If you know your people, are fair in setting realistic goals and expectations, and lead by example, you will develop teamwork.

5.      Delegate responsibility to your subordinates and let them do their job. You cant do a good job if you dont have a chance to use your imagination and creativity.

6.      Anticipate problems and prepare to overcome obstacles. Dont wait until you get to the top of the ridge and then make up your mind.

7.      Remain humble. Dont worry about who receives the credit. Never let power or authority go to your head.

8.      Take a moment of self-reflection. Look at yourself in the mirror every night and ask yourself if you did your best.

9.      True satisfaction comes from getting the job done. They key to a successful leader is to earn respect--not because of rank or position, but because you are a leader of character.

    10. Hang Tough!--Never, ever, give up.

Great principles to live by, thank you Major Winters.

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1.09.2011

Range Report

Had a great time with L and her new BB gun this afternoon.  She is a pretty quick study and can recite the 4 basic rules, paraphrase them back in kid-speak and had a really natural stance that only required a few minor tweaks.  She was ready for a ticker-tape parade  after nailing the bullseye. 

This is going to be a lot of fun.  On a side note, the damn Daisy Model 10 is harder to cock than an 1873 Winchester!  I don't remember them being this difficult! This little gal will have arms the size of #10 cans by summer time!



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