COPS THAT CAN SHOOT
Today I had to work on a story about a police officer from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her name is Dianna Liedorff and she is also a member of FN-USA’s shooting team. I had the opportunity to shoot with and learn from Dianna while participating in the Mid-West 3 Gun Match in May.
No only can Dianna shoot a lot better than me, she has a great smile, great personality and ant bad looking for an Oklahoma girl. If she does as good at lawing bad guys as she does with a SCAR, an SLP shotgun and a FNX-9 pistol, you best stay out of her neck of the woods or you will be living on Tulsa Time in the jail cell hotel.
Check out an upcoming issue of Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement to read Dianna’s story.
I do a lot of terminal performance testing. Every Tuesday I post the test results of a new load for Shooting Illustrated’s on-line magazine. (Check out Terminal Tuesday) This means I have to mix a lot of ordnance gelatin. That’s what I did after lunch today and it’s the least enjoyable part of my job. (Did you know that ordnance gelatin is made from ground up animal parts? After you shoot it if you do not dispose of it, it will lay on the range rotting. Very soon it will stink like a opossum crawled up in a dead cow and died.)
I have found a manageable way to make the stuff. After mixing the gelatin I pour the liquid into cardboard, half-gallon milk containers. This way it does not stink up the fridge while it gels and it is easy to carry to transport or the range. I detailed this process in the June 2010 issue of Shooting Illustrated magazine.
If you want to try mixing ordnance gelatin at home this is the safest way I’ve found for mixing the stuff without worry it will spill in the fridge and lead to a night of you on the couch or a divorce. Here is a hint, add some oil of cinnamon or oil of peppermint to the mix to fight the nasty smell. Order your gelatin here.