Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Everybody!

It sounds like we may have to reschedule most of Christmas due to impending Iowa Weather. No big surprise there- it IS Iowa, after all.

Figures that when I checked the Casper weather the other day, it was sunny an 45 degrees. (Grrr.)

(Hope you are enjoying it, Jack, Anna, and everyone else- you know who you are.)

Anyhow, MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

(Gratuitous baby pics to follow, photos by Korey.)











Remember- Santa is WATCHING you!
(and so are some alphabet soup agencies, if you read this blog or any like it.)

I don't care what I "get for Christmas," Mary and Joseph got their baby, Jesus; mankind got a shot at Salvation, and Korey & I have The Awesome Eli.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Passion of the Volk

So, the Ultimate Awesome Photographer Oleg Volk has recently been shooting pics of some of my refinishing work. You gotta love this guy's passion, skill, & spirit:


Education at its FINEST.

Soon-to-be Supermodel Jessica


(Probably Eli's first rifle.)

A business would have to be all kinds of dumb to not hire Oleg and one of his fantastic models.


And Eli and I have been going over new skill sets:


(Eating like a Big Boy, crawling, standing, yakking...dueling is a ways off.)




(Funny thing is, he didn't actually crawl UNTIL daddy fired up the lightsaber- THEN we had to come see what the red blade tasted like, and scoot scoot CRAWL. The kid cracks me up.)

And Finally, here is why it might take weeks over the winter to refinish a SIMPLE 1911-
You have to be able to GET to the shop! Blizzards suck.



(Parkerized & primed with first round of DuraCoat; ready for fine sanding prior to gloss black)


Also, here is a Christmas Delivery for someone:





1-9 heavy barrel, Eotech 512 (AA Battery model,) MagLevel PMAG with ranger floorplates, M4 6-position stock, Rock River 2-stage match trigger, Midwest Industries co-witness rail mount, Phantom Flah hider, Yankee Hill Diamond-style freefloat forearm, and a midlength gas system for the whole package. Not exactly what Santa wants, but it beats waiting 6 months for an RRA TASC kit to be delivered, to be sure.

The lower is from SI DEFENSE- and they are hands down the NICEST lowers I have ever seen, finish wise. Fit is pretty damn good too.

If I don't post again until after the holidays, please forgive me- plenty going on and just catching up on emails & phone calls is a challenge.

so, MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Snow Day...

...it sucks. Glad to be home, but I know someone likely made it in today; I just seem to have an issue with the 2 feet of snow keeping my truck in position on the street out front. Couldn't even make it up the driveway last night, and was even stuck in the lot at work for about 30 minutes last night trying to leave before the storm really kicked in. SO, since I have time online...

fishing










chillin











chowin








Awesome Harley Outfit (Thanks Jane & Scot!)








2 seconds from trying to eat the camera








Chillin in the back of the Celebrity (pre-wreck)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Pictures of the Boy...

...some of you have been asking about the boy- the Mrs. has some more recent pics up at her blog- we both take plenty, it's just getting around to uploading them that is the trick...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Free to good home...


.. with purchase. Of COURSE you knew there was a catch!

Well, since this isn't my design, I refuse to sell these outright, but in December, for anyone that uses GunPal to purchase anything form my website (vinyl stickers included!) I will toss in a free Simon Jester logo at no charge (upon request.)

These are machine cut, about 4" tall, and there is no background- just red vinyl, easily applied with the included transfer tape.

If you are on my blogroll, just shoot me an email before 24Dec09, and I'll send ya one gratis for the entertainment value you have provided me with. Its not much, but hey...I read a LOT.

If you are one of the "honchos" at Simon Jester, that goes for you as well.