Thursday, November 15, 2012

E Cigarettes by Blu Cigs

Smoking cigarettes in this day in age is becoming a thing of the past because it is quite expensive and many places will not let you smoke in their establishments.  Fortunately there are electronic cigarettes that can be recharged and can be smoked in many more places because they do not leave ashes behind. The other great thing about e-cigarettes is that they do not give off second-hand smoke so you have less to worry about. Right now one of the best e-cigarettes on the market is from Blu Cigs which is known for its variety of cigarette flavors. One of the best things about blu Cigs is that they have a starter kit that contains one e-cigarettes pack, 2 blu batteries, 1 blue wall charger, 1 blu  USB charger and 1 five-pack cartridges in your choice of flavor. So quit smoking regular cigarettes and get blu Cigs today, you will really enjoy them.

Electronic Items and Video Games for Black Friday

I am very excited about next week because both my husband and I are off from our places of work. I have been saving my money for the Black Friday event because I am eying to purchase some video games and maybe a new game system for my beloved husband for our sixth wedding anniversary celebration. As a matter of fact, I have all the Black Friday Ads for all the stores that I am planning to visit next week. I am hoping that I can get all the electronic items and video games that I want as part of my Christmas to do lists. What about you folks? Any plans of going to the Black Friday event?

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Easy Gun Repairs You Can do Yourself



Although there are just as many methods to repairing a gunstock as there are guns, some repairs are quite easy and can easily be handled at home. Small scratches or nicks in the stock can quickly be repaired with a minimum of expensive tools, except perhaps specialty tool sets for removing the barrel and/or firing mechanism. Unless you are a tool and die maker, it would probably be foolish to try to repair the barrel, and the firing mechanism may take greater skills than a home hobbyist can conjure up.

One thing to be aware of is that repairing a crack in the stock is a bit more complex than you may at first imagine. Although smaller cracks are easier to seal, large gouges may take a wooden insert that closely matches the color of your stock. Expert gunsmiths state that the reason many DIY stock repairs don’t last is because of the type or quality of the adhesive being used.

Be aware of the fact that glues, of any kind, are inadequate for stock repairs. The reason for this is because they are prone to getting brittle over time from drying out. Also, most sportsmen keep their stocks well oiled with the traditional linseed oil which will further add to the deterioration of glue, especially wood glue. Most experienced stock repairmen use a 60 minute slow set epoxy, but never EVER use something like Elmer’s wood glue. Also, never use an industrial strength degreaser to remove old glue/epoxy because it will also degrade the natural ‘glue’ that bonds the fibers of the wood together!

If the stock has a clean break through at any point, you may want to seek the advice of a veteran gunsmith. However, for small scratches, dings and nicks, the process is easily handled at home. Remember that if you must use sandpaper of any kind, invest in high quality paper that has an even surface. Cheap sandpapers have uneven surfaces which can further degrade the wood of the stock.
A good trick for removing a ding from the stock is to steam them out with a hot iron. That’s right! Simply steam the finish from the dent in perhaps 30 second intervals for each dent. Simply use an ironing cloth with gently applied pressure. This can eliminate the need to use abrasive sand papers and when the old finish/epoxy is removed and the stock is ready to be finished. 

A boiled linseed oil is perfect, as mentioned above, and it can be used in similar fashion to varnishes. The steam method for removing small dents and dings is an easy repair and one which can be accomplished with or without any expensive tools. (You may need to promise your wife a night on the town to gain use of her steam iron, but your newly finished stock will be all the incentive you need.)

Why I like the 40 Smith and Wesson round

 

Today I would like to talk about one of my favorite calibers that is out right now, which is the 40 Smith and Wesson. As many people may know, the 40 Smith and Wesson or 40S&W was developed primarily because of the aftermath of the FBI shootout in Miami in 1986 in which two assailants wounded numerous times with 9mm and 38 special rounds continued their assault on several FBI agents until being shot over 10 times each. It is important to keep in mind that there were 12 gauge shotguns that the agents had, but only one was able to procure it and with one arm, was only able to hit the assailant in the feet which was not very effective. For this reason the 10mm round was developed, however it was considered to large for most FBI agents to carry, while the 9mm was considered too weak, and so it came to be that the 40 S&W was born and changed handguns forever.

At the present time, 3 of the most popular calibers for handguns are the 9mm, 40 S&W and the 45 ACP. I would have to say that the 40 S&W is my personal favorite of these rounds. The great thing about 40 S&W is that several companies make several models of handguns in the 40 S&W, some of these models include the Beretta 96, Beretta PX Storm, the Ruger SR40, the Glock 22, Glock 27, Glock 34, Smith and Wesson M&P, Smith and Wesson Sigma, Springfield XD, HK USP, SIG 226, and many more. The 40 S&W round is so popular that numerous law enforcement agencies around the United States use them. The Border Patrol for example, had used the Beretta 96 for years, before changing to HK P2000 in 40 S&W. The Glock 22 is carried by he local Sheriff's department where I live and on a previous visit to an Indian Reservation, I had noticed that their police department also carried this gun as well. My personal experience with the 40 S&W is that I had owned at one point in time a Ruger P94, a Smith and Wesson Sigma as well as the Glock 22 which I still own today.

Now for the reasons why I love the 40 S&W over most other handgun calibers out there. First of all, the 40 S&W is a powerful round, it is actually more powerful than a 9mm, being that a typical 40 S&W with a 180 grain bullet has a velocity of about 950-1000 Feet per second while a 155 grain bullet has a velocity of about 1100-1150 feet per second. Just a comparison of this will give you an idea of what this means, a 115 grain 9mm typically travels at about 1200 feet per second, while a 158 grain 357 Magnum will travel at about 1250 feet per second, and a 230 grain 45 ACP will travel about 830 feet per second. Keep in mind that most 40 caliber handguns have a magazine capacity larger than 10 rounds while a 357 magnum revolver carries about 6-8 rounds in the cylinder and a 1911 in 45 ACP carries between 7 and 8 rounds. Two popular 40 S&W handguns such as the Glock 22 has a capacity of 15 rounds of 40 S&W and the Beretta 96 has a 12-13 round capacity, which equals a lot of firepower. So while the 40 S&W may not be as powerful as a 357 or 45 it makes up for that in terms of magazine capacity. Accuracy on a 40 S&W is good as well, although not as accurate as a 9mm, it makes up for that with stopping power. With a little bit of practice, you can shoot a 40 S&W very accurately and with personal protection rounds, this is a perfect weapon for self-defense, or just target practice at the range since the ammo can be found everywhere and for a decent price, around $12.00 a box where I live. So if you are looking for the perfect all around center-fire caliber for whatever your needs, you cant go wrong with the 40 S&W.

*The above photo was found via Google search*

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Chemical Industry


Are you one of the many people out there who are looking for M&A Advisory but are not sure where to go to? Well I found a place known as the Valence Group that offers top notch, professional chemical m&a advisory. For those of you who may not know what chemical m&a is, it actually stands for chemical mergers and acquisitions which is good for those people who are involved in chemicals, materials as well as other similar areas, which is what the Valence Group specializes in. Keep in mind that the Valence Group also specializes in chemical investment banking, so you know that they really are great at what they do. One of the great things about the Valence Group is that the founders of the organization have actually been working together for over 10 years which means that they are very knowledgeable when it comes to chemical mergers and acquisitions. I believe that the Valence Group is one of the best places out there because they have so much to offer, for example, their website is filled with quite a bit of information including current chemical mergers and acquisition news so you can always stay on top of what is going on in this field. So if you like what you have heard so far, I highly suggest you check out the Valence Group today at their website Valence Group dot com, you will definitely be glad that you checked them out.

Winchester 1300 Defender Shotgun


Just the other day I was looking around at one of the pawn shops in town, and I found a great looking shotgun, the Winchester 1300 Defender for a very low price ($250.00) so I decided to put it on layaway. As many of you may know, the Winchester factory in New Haven, Connecticut was closed in 2006 thus ending the production of Model 94 rifles, Winchester 1300 shotguns, and Model 70 rifles. I personally believe this was a very sad event because the factory had been making high quality American-made rifles and shotguns at this factory for over 100 years. I was fortunate enough to get a hold of a Winchester 94 44 magnum rifle a few years ago and now I will be adding a Winchester 1300 to that collection. Just a little bit of information you might find interesting, Winchester is now making their new model SXP Shotguns which are very high quality shotguns, but they are actually made in Turkey and come in a synthetic stock.

The Winchester 1300 Shotgun I plan to get is great looking, it has an all wood stock and wood forearm that look amazing. I like this shotgun so much because I feel it resembles the pump action shotgun from Resident Evil 1, it has a wood stock and a 7 or 8 shot capacity. This is quite a rare combination in this day in age, Mossberg makes 7 or 8 shot capacity shotguns only with a synthetic stock, and their shotguns with wood stocks have a low capacity. This shotgun is a 12 gauge and that means it is very powerful and has a huge assortment of ammunition that you can use, from buckshot, bird shot, slugs and even mini slugs! From what I have researched, many shotguns will not handle the mini slugs, but the Winchester 1300 handles them with ease, along with 2 3/4 and 3 inch shells, what more could you ask for. This particular shotgun has a bead front sight which is adequate for what a shotgun was designed for, short distances, although I believe I may be able to pull off 100 yard shots with a slug if I am able to practice enough. I plan to shoot a lot of birdshot, slugs, and a few rounds of buckshot when I take it to the range, I already can tell it is going to be a lot of fun to shoot, although I am unsure if my wife will be able to handle it since 12 gauge is a hard-hitting round. I am planning on possibly putting a side-saddle on this gun, and a sling for sure, but everything else will stay in tact, especially those wonderful looking wood stocks and forearms.

So anyways, before this shotgun came along, I was planning on getting a Remington 870 which is another great weapon, and possibly a Saiga Shotgun down the road, but the Winchester 1300 Defender is a great, classic looking gun, that is going to be awesome at the range or who knows, maybe even for blasting a couple of zombies, you never know.

Monday, August 13, 2012

NFL Bets

Are you one of the many people out there who enjoy betting for your favorite teams but wish there was an easier way to do it? Well it turns out that you can bet on your favorite NFL teams on the internet with http://www.nflbetting.org/. NFL Betting is great because it actually guides you to other websites where you can go to in order to place your bets for your favorite teams, even if you live outside of the United States. Of course one of the great things about NFL Betting is that they give you a great deal of information concerning how to go about betting online, what to look for, and they even have tips for people who are new to online betting.  One of the tips that is mentioned is that you should find out what the weather is like prior to placing your best since this can change things. So whether you are new to online betting or have been doing it for awhile, NFL Betting is the place to go to, so why not check it out today?

My review of Castlevania Lords of Shadow




Today I would like to talk about a video game that I had just recently finished, about a month ago to be exact, which is Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. To start off with, this game is somewhat of a prequel in the Castlevania series and you actually play as Gabriel Belmont who is on a long quest that involves killing many different monsters, from trolls, to goblins, to demons, vampires, werewolves, and many many more monsters. Gabriel is also hoping that he can bring his wife, Marie, back to life.

The game-play is very good and is reminiscent of the God of War series as far as the controls are concerned. You also have two magic bars, one of them is blue and it replenishes your life, while the other is red and actually causes more damage to enemies. As you progress you can earn a few extra weapons and items such as holy water and fairies and you can also develop newer more devastating techniques with the holy cross, which is a whip-like weapon much like the ones used in previous Castlevania games.

I have to say that this game is amazing, the visuals are fantastic, the Castles look very realistic and the snow that covers these castles looks very real, and the monsters, especially the vampires, look truly horrific and frightening. I have to mention that there are many plot twists in the game and I have to say that it is somewhat tragic, but it is good to see the origins of the game, and if you are awaiting the sequel to this game, I recommend that you play Castlevania:Lords of Shadow first, you will really enjoy it!

*The picture was found using Google*

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Digitalization of Photos


I have been married with my lovely wife for nearly six years now and she is such an avid photographer. She had been confiding with me that she wants to put all her pictures in a cd so it will be preserved for future purposes. While scanning the internet web a few days ago, I feel so lucky to have visited this website called Scan Digital dot com which specializes in photo scanning services like photos to cd, film and video, film transfer, album scanning, video transfer, photo scanning and more. I am looking forward to share with my beautiful wife this wonderful news because I know that she will be elated. Also, if you visit Scan Digital dot com today, you will be amazed on the process they have to go through to make sure that your pictures will come out great. Search no more, visit Scan Digital dot com today!

Manny Pacquiao is Being Rob Big Time


Pacquiao and Bradley's fight last weekend was one of the worst decisions of all times based on my personal opinion and even other person says the same as well. My fellow Filipinos here in Texas were so disappointed about Manny Pacquiao losing to Bradley but there's nothing we can do about it. All we know is that Manny Pacquiao is the real winner during the whole fight and there's no doubt about it. We will see what happen on their rematch later this year!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Golf Wedges and Putters

As many of you may know, spring has been here for a few months and we are getting closer to summer which means that many people will be on vacation and the weather will be just perfect for outdoor activities. One of the best outdoor activities in my opinion is golf because it is relaxing and challenging. I remember a few years back I had gone to a driving range and I had a lot of fun, and when I got to a golf course I had even more fun. If you enjoy golf, one of the questions you may have is where to get high quality golf putters and golf wedges. I just found a great website called Cleveland Golf dot com that offers a large variety of golf clubs and accessories to anyone out there that are into golfing. So why not check out all of the great golf items that Cleveland Golf dot com offers, you will be glad you did!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Pacquiao Vs Bradley June 9



The Filipino community here in El Paso, Texas is looking forward to watch the must awaited fight between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradly Jr next month. We are already planning to get together on the day of the fight so we can witness the said event and of course cook some delicious food for everyone. I hope Manny Pacquiao will continue to reign supreme.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Dresses For Spring and Summer


There are plenty of different dresses available for both the spring and summer. As the weather is getting warmer outside, hems tend to get a bit higher and heavy fabric is traded for very light-weight and comfortable clothing. One new trend that I see surfacing is that of high waisted shorts. These are very figure forming and can really show off a woman's beautiful legs. Because of the high waist, the legs appear elongated and elegant. Paired with a lovely selection of vegan shoes, you can really steal the show with the right combination! Vegan shoes are great because of how they are made and what they mean for the environment. They offer the same cute looking shoes and a great selection of indie shoes as well. A pair of shoes can be just as important as the dress or shorts sometimes. They can be what makes the whole outfit, so be sure to take great care looking for a nice pair. Be sure to search within strip malls along with all the lovely online retailers that have been gaining popularity. It is becoming more and more common to purchase your clothing goods online, and for a couple good reasons. It can save on not only gas money, but time as well. It is much easier to look through clothes online and browse rather than go through an entire store in person. You can also tend to find more deals online, and save yourself the hassle of having to deal with rude store employees. I have been shopping for my clothes online for quite awhile and wouldn't trade it for anything. It is a much calmer and easy experience, and now whenever I head to the nearest mall I get frustrated just having to look through the entire place for something I would like (just to come out empty-handed). Although I used to love going to stores and just trying everything I could on, now that I have more things to do and less time, I find it much easier to do all my clothes shopping online.

Custom Made Handgun



Hubby and I took this picture during our vacation in Corpus Christi, Texas last March. I thought it looks amazing. Happy weekend folks!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Review on Sellier and Bellot 7.62 x 54 R Ammo from Lucky Gunner!


I am so excited today because I had the opportunity to go to the shooting range today and try out some new ammunition that Lucky Gunner provided for me to test out. The ammunition was 7.62 x 54, also known as 7.62 x 54R, and this particular load was 174 grains Sierra Match King Hollow Point Boat Tail from Sellier and Bellot which usually runs $29.00 a box. Well this ammo was a pleasant surprise when firing my 1891 Mosin Nagant rifle today. One of the things that I like about this particular ammunition was that it feed through my rifle without any problem whatsoever. This is important because I had fired some cheaper ammunition through it before and had the notorious "sticky bolt" problem that seems to be prevalent in Mosin-Nagant rifles. Well, it turns out that I had absolutely no problems feeding ammunition, pulling the bolt back, ejecting the spent cartridge and reloading a fresh one into the chamber. I am sure that there may be people out there who have had this problem when using inexpensive ammunition, and I have to say, maybe you should try out a box of Sellier and Bellot ammunition, its a little bit more, but it is quite worth it.

The other reason I was so impressed with this rifle was the accuracy and recoil I experienced when firing this rifle. First of all, the recoil seemed very light for a Mosin-Nagant, it was actually a pleasure shooting it and quite comfortable shot after shot. Accuracy was astounding, I was able to hit a very good group at 50 yards standing, as can be seen in the picture bellow.


I should mention that it was quite windy today, in fact my first target was taken away by the wind and then I had to set up this second target, and you can tell it was a pretty good group for 50 yards standing in the wind, I hope next time I can take it out a bit further. Keep in mind also that I am not the best shot with a bolt action rifle, I was actually surprised I was able to shoot this good.

Just so you know what I was shooting, this is a photo of the exact rifle!


So anyways, if you own a 7.62 x 54R rifle, whether it be a Mosin-Nagant, Dragunov, PSL, or a modern sporting rifle that fires this cartridge, with or without a scope, I highly recommend using the Sellier and Bellot Match Ammo that I have reviewed, it is flawless, accurate, and has manageable recoil. If you want one box or a couple of boxes, check out Lucky Gunner, at http://www.luckygunner.com and order yourself a box of that, and while you are there, I highly suggest that you look at the rest of their ammunition selection and shooting accessories. They have great prices, great service, and fast shipping, what more could you ask for?

* I received a sample of Sellier and Bellot Ammunition from Lucky Gunner to share my opinion, all of which are my own personal opinion*