Bang! Seller Report
Found a Bass Pro Shop one or two cities over. Checked out the gun department.
Out of 10 long gun display racks, only 1 1/2 racks had any guns in them (and many of those looked like .22 or other non-defense guns). The hand gun display cases were about 1/2 full, but it looked heavy on revolvers, snub nose, and .22 things. This in The Peoples Republik of Kalifornia where jumping through gun buying hoops is a royal PITA.
Clearly the stories of guns being bought up everywhere has much truth in it.
Confirmed Knowing: If you wait until the AwShit to buy a gun, you will not have a gun. Buy early and prepare. The time to buy a gun is when there is no need to buy a gun.
So figure a few months for manufacturing and distribution to catch up with demand. In the meantime, I’m getting my reloading equipment cleaned and set up (since Kalifornia has a law forbidding ammo sales unless you have a gun buy recorded to you at your current address… Can you say back door gun registration?). I have enough in box already, but too many empties just sitting around. Might as well assemble the parts.
Tipple Du Jour
I stopped by Wines Of The World and scored several bottles from Australia. Oddly, there was more from New Zealand than Australia, especially in whites.
I know it isn’t yet Friday in Australia, but I couldn’t wait ;-)
The bottle tonight is “Martin’s Pickup” Shiraz. Softer than the prior Shiraz. A competant wine, nice flavors, and just a bit tannic. The fruit overtones are pleasant, but I don’t get the specific notes they list on the lable. The bottle description is:
This smooth Shiraz is filled with generouse fruit flavors, richness and complimented by subtile tannins with a dark chocolate and cherry finish. The aroma is a vibrant mix of dark cherties, blueberries, with hints of violets and white pepper.
I’d not completely disagree with that, but to me the fruit overtones in taste and aroma are less specifically tied to those specifics.
To me, it is a nice drinkable red, with good fruit and enough tannin to go with lasagna, but not so much you cringe with baked potato.
I’d not drink it with desert! Way too dry for that… But it would even go with a hamburger and fries! Though frankly, I wish I had some lamb with it.