This evening while the Mrs and kids were watching TV, I headed to the garage to pour some lead. The final total for the night is just over 50 pounds of freshly cast lead projectiles ready for powder coating and then loading. When I began working with both 9mm and 45ACP molds side by side […]
Since I acquiring another Smith and Wesson 9mm on Black Friday this year I decided that I wanted/needed a new gun bag. The one that I’ve been using for years was functional however, not everything the way I wanted. So, I bought a new bag. This is an Explorer Tactical bag that has enough room […]
Scheels All Sports offered the Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm M2.0 at a steep discount on Black Friday this year. Since I am rather fond of my M&P 9 Compact I decided to add the M2.0 to my collection. This one is the full size 4.25″ barrel 17 round gun. I will say that the […]
Blowing a hydraulic hose on a food grade trailer happens on extreme rare occasion. The key to handling this is to know exactly what to do to get things immediately shut down before the mess gets too large. As luck would have it on Thursday, the truck that had unloaded before I did was still […]
It’d been several years since I’d stopped at the Iowa 80 TA Truck Stop. If you are not aware of this particular truck stop you may wish to look it up. This is the world’s largest truck stop as well as the world’s largest chrome shop. If there’s a piece of chrome or a set […]
Sometimes we should be more thankful for the things that don’t happen during the year.
One of my favorite methods to reduce stress and attempt to lower my blood pressure (no medical evidence to prove effectiveness) is to take the time enjoy every sunrise and sunset that I can. No matter how many negative things may be happening in my life, I try to recognize and appreciate the beauty created […]
Just use that roll over protection system! It will save your life if you happen to be Unfortunately enough to flip on your lid. – image borrowed from my Facebook news feed
Apparently there is a reason why we have weight restrictions on bridges. – image borrowed from my Facebook news feed
About all that can be said is “oops!” Suspension system airbags take a beating all day. Every now and then one will simply give up and blowout. This perticular one was on the front drive axle of my dump truck until it suffered a catastrophic failure.