Happy Thanksgiving Day to All

Phil and the Mrs. obviously have lots to be thankful for this year.

As for me, my wife and I will be heading up to my Mom’s to spend the day with her; my 90-year-old grandmother; my uncle the lifelong deer and elk hunter who only takes head shots; and my brother, his wife, and my nephew, who’s still just as happy as in this pic despite being in the terrible twos now.
I’m happy for lots of things, too. On the gun front (this is a gunblog after all, right?) I’m very thankful for the gross of en-bloc clips that just showed up at my door, for use with my new Garands. According to Boston I only have a few hundred more to go to be fully kitted out. Of course I don’t have any .30-06 ammo yet, but one thing at a time….

Speaking of ammo, I hope everybody was able to buy a bit on National Ammo Day last week. I wasn’t, because I’ve been buying guns. Accordingly, I’m also very thankful for these new acquisitions that should be in my hot little hands before the first of the year:

A scarce Weatherby CFP in .308 Winchester, which will be joining its .223 Rem twin in my safe and on the line at Boomershoot;

and a Para PXT LDA Limited in .45 ACP.

Range reports on these two will be forthcoming in the new year. Have a safe and fun holiday, folks.

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9 Responses to Happy Thanksgiving Day to All

  1. Yatalli says:

    The Para is mighty pretty! Good choice.

  2. David says:

    Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving to you! I like the understated two-tone effect.

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  4. Mopar says:

    The CMP (odcmp.com) is the place to go to feed that Garand (as well as buy more Garands!).
    HXP M2 ball, packaged in 8rnd enbloc clips .36/rnd delivered. Without the enbloc clips it’s .31/rnd delivered.

  5. Anthony says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. David says:

    Mopar, I’m definitely working on getting some of that CMP ammo action. Going thru the steps now….

  7. Mollbot says:

    Man I miss having a .45… I miss shooting period, but I really miss having a .45.

    After my horrible experience with my last one I’m somewhat gun-shy on getting another… (pun fully intended)

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  9. Rivrdog says:

    Mollbot, 1911 horror stories are so rare that you should share yours. I thought my story of the too-tight slide on mine (which you got to see a few years ago) was about the only complain I’d hear, apart from crummy sights on the A1s, and the occasional GI-issue story of a too-loose slide.

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