The Olympics are outstanding this year. In a uniquely American story, an African American teenager who's the daughter of an Army (multiple deployments to Afghanistan) veteran and fostered (only to be near her coach) by a white family, Gabby Douglas "The Flying Squirrel" took the gold in women's gymnastics at the Olympics. Meanwhile, Kayla Harrison overcame a coach sexually abusing her as a teenager to win the gold in women's judo. She only came out publicly about the abuse after the Sandusky story broke. She would much rather people talk about her win.
Meanwhile back in the US, I took an invitation only Failure2Stop "high stress" class last weekend and it was outstanding. The degree of accountability to which we were held was offset by the hilarity and good humor displayed by the instructors and students. If you missed, you could recite poetry, sing a song, or even do calisthenics. Hits count, gents. Friend "VoodooMan" has an excellent review of the class up at his blog. I'll post the video of me doing the "dog drill" (shooting a jug advancing upon you at a high rate of speed, popping the inlfated balloon inside of it to get a "hit") I was the first man up to shoot this drill and folks quickly learned that the best way to get a hit was to stand still. Obviously, I did not but I choose to think that shooting on the move was more realistic..... However, hits count. Also, stuff breaks. My Gen2 Glock19 had its front sight (AmeriGlo) come loose twice. The rear sight was also loose and we had to raise material on it with a centerpunch to keep it in place. Also had a few malfunctions that I think are attributable to the below plunger spring (yes, it was a newer spring). It's pictured below a brand new spring I replaced it with.
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