Friday, March 19, 2010

The US will attack Iran

I was thinking of ways the US could revitalize interest in using the dollar as a shelter from uncertainty. The solution that I see as a near certainty is the US wants to start another war. Iran is the most likely target as the leader is batshit crazy, and no one wants Iran with WMD.

Just like the three wars in the gulf, when there is war, people turn to gold, oil (if they buy before it goes up), and US treasury bills. We are having such trouble with bond auctions that the administration might see this as the only solution to bolster confidence in the dollar. The obvious choice, cut spending and reduce taxes, wouldn't be considered for a nanosecond.

We have plenty of military assets in-theater, and Israel has a raging chubby to go after Iran right now. Let's face it, the apocalyptic death-cult that runs Iran right now would launch a nuke as soon as they had one built.

This week I have been cycling through my stored gas. I'm disappointed with the containers I bought, so if anyone knows of good metal ones cheap, please let me know. I fully expect gas to go up, and I want to stock up on the winter blend.

I'm still working on the new website. Work's been keeping me real busy, and let's be honest, it's hard as hell to sit in front of a computer when it's the first few days of spring. I did get out to the range yesterday, and practiced with my .22 pistol. I should have snapped a picture, all of the first 20 rounds were in the black at 25 yards :) needless to say, I was pleased as punch.

Get out there and practice. with a target pistol you should be able to put all your rounds into a soft-ball sized circle at 25 yards with carefully aimed shots at about 1 round per 2 seconds.

That reminds me, I never talked about cadence and shooting. It's one thing to blaze away, but another to have accurate aimed shots going downrange. Let's take pistol shooting for example. When the target is 25 yards away, you need to put the post on the target, line up the rear sight and squeeze the trigger. But the shooting cycle does not end there! You need to follow through on your shot, absorbing the recoil, and begin the process of putting the front post back onto the target.

This cadence of shooting is not a hard number. You don not need to fire exactly 1 shot every 2 seconds. In fact, your cadence needs to be adjustable depending on the accuracy you need. If I have a 18" silhouette at 21 feet, my rate of fire will be a heck of a lot faster than if I'm shooting at a 25 yard target keeping it in the black. Likewise the rate of fire would be different if I was shooting a silhouette at 25 yards, rather than the NRA pistol target at 25 yards.

Next time you go to the range take a sheet of regular paper with you and put it at 100 yards. practice pumping as many rounds into it as fast as you can, build up that knowledge of what rate of fire it takes you to hit that 90% of the time. Then take another and fold it into 1/4 the size and do it again. Your rate of fire will have to be different, if not speed up on the larger target.

For a scoped rifle, run this exercise at 200 or 300 yards. Another good exercise is to have targets at 50, 100, 200, and 300 yards and have a spotter randomly call out ranges for you to shoot at. Practice this from each firing position too.

Well I hope I gave you a few ideas on how to better train for the zombies. Please share any other ideas you have in the comments.


Nathan said...

NATO metal gas cans. Any army surplus will work. I have 7 5gal of them to cycle through and I have yet to have any issues. No vapor leakage just make sure the rubber seal is good. Stabil or Pri-G should be added as well. There is a reason the army used them for so long. They work!!

Nathan said...

Just remember that MASShole law states you can only have 25gals total in an occupied structure. Check your insurance and fire code as well.

Mayberry said...

If we go to war with Iran, I will consider S to have HTF, and I will bug out. Off grid, off radar, quit my job, pay no taxes. I've had it with feeding the beast, outright HAD IT! I will consider war with Iran as an outright act of treason, with no other conceivable purpose than to fatten the bank accounts of government contractor campaign contributors. Coupled with the "health care" garbage, it is an act of war against the American people, who will be impoverished by the asenine actions of the most corrupt CONgress ever to be assembled. I got two words for them: NO MORE.... said...

55 gallon drums may be what you want to look into. Up here $50 is the usual "deposit" on them. They are already certified for holding fuels. Sure they ain't exactly grab and go, but even a really cheap purpose made pump could fill all your plastic cans in very short order. There are smaller barrels you might happen across, think keg vs. pony keg vs. bubba keg.

If you watch Craigslist or Kijiji you might find a good deal on a jockey tank like farmers and HD equipment operators run around with in the back of their pickups. You may also want to check with repo agents and lease resale companies for jockey tanks.

You still working on your blog novel?