Archive for October 2007
corneredcat.com – An excellent guide to shooting for women… and men.
womenandguns.com/wfn/somany.html – A good buying guide for female shooters. Check out the rest of the site too.
pistolprowess.com/Choosing_a_Pistol.htm – another gun buying guide
calguns.net – a good discussion forum for guns in California
gunbroker.com – The eBay of the gun world.
I was looking for a handgun that was:
- popular (easy to find parts for)
- relatively inexpensive
- a grip my girlfriend could handle as well as I
Springfield XD 9 – good (and pretty) except the grip is too large. The runner-up.
Beretta 92FS – What I ended up with :-)
tommysgunpack.com/ – holsters
dragunov.net/bay_area_ranges.htm Bay Area shooting ranges
http://www.sightm1911.com/ a site for the 1911 handgun
I don’t like Flickr because all the photos are … over there. They aren’t on people’s servers that can be backed up to personal archives. In time, all links to all content break.
Here’s a good way to save Flickr images back on your own computer. I tried Downloadr but it kept crashing on me.
And here is a local copy of the same (of course)
I was going to do a whole write-up on Maker Faire 2007 but there’s just not enough time in a day. Here’s what I’ve got…
HatManDo – a game system where participants move their characters on the screen by moving their bodies around a grid. They wear a hat with LEDs on it that are seen by a camera high up. The creator writes “send me your comments nye2 -at- email dat com”.
Make your own Handheld Animated Butterflies – by Roger Sonntag. He came in from upstate New York to show these off. It uses an electromagnet to shoot butterflies or rings up a pole. The butterflies are actually pretty neat.