Sectional density:
The ratio of an object's mass to its cross-sectional area. It conveys how well an object's mass is distributed (by its shape) to overcome resistance.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

GLOCKenspiel virtuoso

Just finished a "Trigger Job" on a friends Glock, I use quotations because I don't really consider is a true trigger job. There wasn't much skill required to preform this task though it was a very fun experience as I've never disassembled a Glock before (more then removing the slide). Now have a better understanding of its inner workings and I must say I'm impressed with it. Its not overly complicated and it diverges so greatly from the hammer fired guns I'm so accustomed to working on. I did polish a few of the working surfaces where metal contacts but I doubt it made a great impact on its performance. (I think I would have felt like I didn't actually do anything if I didn't polish SOMETHING!) The job is mostly replacing the few springs that are ingeniously positioned within the pistol!

 I have to say, id do 100 Glock trigger jobs before I'd do my CZ 75 or SIG again. Its just that easy.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Slow is smooth, smooth is fast

Well, went to see the new Planet of the Apes movie with my father. It was interesting, wasn't quite what I was expecting but I was pleased. I think? It had enough nods to the originals but not so obvious that it would make it hokey. The CG was decent and usually very good but was lacking on some shots. I'm not here to review movies so I'll get to the point. The main thing is that I didn't eat any Popcorn OR drink any fountain pop. I resisted the urge to have even a couple handfuls and feel pretty good about it.

Though it would have been really nice to eat the whole bag and have lots of instant gratification its not worth it. Someone told me once, "Nothing tastes as good as being in shape" I just have to keep remembering that line. Sometimes repeating it over and over when faced with some of my previously favourite foods junk.

In other news, I've been haphazardly trying to get ready for the next CDP match. I'll be running this one and have a few courses of fire thought up. I haven't had a whole lot of time to do any practice drills as of late so I'll be going into another match without shooting since the last one. Considering we have one match per month that doesn't work out so well for me. I'll most likely place 4th or 5th depending on who shows up and how many guys come out. As long as I beat a few certain people I'm doing ok. Really its all fun no matter what, its just nice to win.

Slow is smooth, smooth is fast.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

I gotta get in shape.

"Too much sitting has ruined my body. Too much abuse has gone on for too long" - Travis Bickle (Taxi Driver)

Not long ago my wife had mentioned the Paleo diet (Paleolithic), I was quite interested as I've always questioned the food that we as a society eat. None of the food you see seems natural anymore, it all seems disconnected in some way. Food is more often then not tied to an emotion rather then as a means to sustain ones body. Sure, I will be using it as a way to lose weight but by no means is it a "Diet" in the contemporary sense. Unlike the adds you see on magazine covers while waiting in the line at the market (that usually include fast and easy recipes for cupcakes). This is similar to the diet our ancestors had when we were still a hunter / gatherer society, a diet we are genetically geared to intake.

It is the beginning of a long and hard road to a better, fitter and more healthy me. I start this journey with my wife and little boy, whom I love very much. Since his birth we have been having some difficulty in keeping a good diet, between working and trying to keep everything in order, fast food has been king. My diet has been poor for much longer and it has become painfully obvious that I need a change. I'm extremely grateful my wife is willing to attempt this with me, because without her on board I doubt I would have the strength to do it.

"There will be no more pills, no more bad food, no more destroyers of my body. From now on will be total organization. Every muscle must be tight." - Travis Bickle

As of this date I am 5'8 at 224lbs, I hope to reach 170lbs one day. Obviously I wont be getting any taller.