I finished the MONSTER book on the place from Fayetteville, AR to Chicago. I’ll give it five stars as an airplane read purely from the entertainment aspect. I plane to pick up Martinez’s next book, DIVINE MISFORTUNE for my next flight to Washington State in mid July when I attend a long-range shooting school sponsored by SUREFIRE.
Here’s another cheeseburger lesson: Chicago airport was a mad house. The only place that did not have a 20 person line was an unwholesome looking joint called the Ugly Goat or something like that. (The Nasty Goat would have been more appropriate.) My first clue should have been that their ¼ pound cheeseburger had two patties – never order a two-patty burger that weighs less than a ½ pound. I fully expected that grease bomb to detonate somewhere over Ohio. I lucked out. It held off until my four-hour lay-over in DC. Where I am currently trying to recover. (Never eat at the GOAT!)
The guns of Wilson Combat are far from free but these two ideas I stole while there are; a brass catcher for your shooting bench and an AR coat hook. On the Wilson Combat range they built a mesh side to the right of the bench. Between the bench and mesh was a trough that funneled ejected brass into a bucket. Brilliant! An inexpensive range addition that saves brass and eliminates the need to pick it up. I will have to make one for my backyard range at home.
The AR coat hooks were nothing more than the ends of AR barrels that had been cut off. They were attached to the partitions that divided the gunsmiths’ benches. If you’re into firearms decor these should go right along with the framed targets with the itty-bitty groups you’ve shot which are already on your wall beside the John Wayne poster and your good citizen award from 6th grade.
Tomorrow I begin the test and evaluation of Barrett’s new REC7 in 5.56mm.