Weekend Update

Website Stuff

It’s been a week since Cox shut down my old website right on schedule. I have been so busy moving stuff that there’s been no time to post. I did manage to move the basic pages that I use the most: my start page, links, etc.

One of my first priorities was reestablishing the page for the The Young Victoria Collection, since I gave a presentation about the collection to a local coin club and their website had a link to its previous location. But when I provided the updated link to the club webmaster, he asked if I would remove any reference to myself or the rest of the website from it! Without thinking, I obligingly spent a couple of hours screwing around trying to figure out how to strip the header and take out any links to the rest of the website before stopping to ask myself — in what universe is someone linking to another website entitled to edit its content? What nonsense — take it or leave it. Kind of makes me mad, though, since it was the top return on a Google search for the topic. Out of curiosity I couldn’t resist a peek — yeah, he didn’t take it or leave it: he just left a dead link on the club website. Now there’s a dedicated webmaster for you! It figures.

Going to the Range

Sunday I did something out of the ordinary — I dragged out three of my pistols and went to a nearby indoor range for a little target practice. The three pistols were a 9mm Glock 19, a Colt .45 automatic, and a Smith & Wesson .357 magnum  revolver. As much as I like the heritage of the Colt and the dominating appearance and report of the S&W, the little Glock is far and away the superior self-defense weapon.

Right out the box I scored 14 out of 14 silhouette hits at 25 yards with the Glock. (Two magazines; I loaded each with only 7 rounds so I could haul the target back after each to see how I was doing.) A little low and to the left, but a nice tight shot group — not bad considering I had not fired a round in over 10 years.

The Glock 19 is an intuitive point-and-shoot pistol, so you don’t need to spend a lot of time at the range, but at only 25¢ per round, you won’t break the bank if you do. (For comparison, .45 ACP is 38¢ per round; .357 magnum is a whopping 70¢!) But don’t take my word for it; here is a  review (admittedly biased) I tend to agree with!

I’m going to have to go to the range more often…

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