Authority to the Airgunning World

Where instigating argumentative debates and stepping on egos are the rule.

Friday, April 28, 2006

I've always been concerned with people who name their airgun after a lady or some other stupid object. Who knows what goes on between them and the poor gun behind closed doors. I especially notice guys who want cut, choke, and crown a perfectly good barrel. Maybe the crown was worn down prematurely by some other act that the manufacturer didn't intend it for? I distinctly remember someone engraved the rear replacement plate of an R series gun with "her" intended name. He was gay for sure. Also, if you sleep with your guns, don't mention it on a public forum. Discretely mention it to a would-be buyer when you intend to sell it.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The dumbest and most frequent question on the airgun boards is undoubtedly the pellet recommendation for X brand of airgun. I'm sure this question carries over to all types of hand-held weapons: firearms, blowguns, paintball, softair, etc. Here is the answer folks: You have to try different projectiles in the weapon at a given distance you plan to shoot. All you have to do is find the projectile that performs the best in five shot groups. That's it, really. What a complete waste of time by answering these moronic questions. Believe me, if there is no such thing as a dumb question, this one certainly takes the award for proving that theory wrong. Yes, you are born with the ability to figure this one out on your own.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Shooting cats have always been a controversial topic on airgun forums. Whether you like or hate cats, someone will be shooting them. For some odd reason, the people involved in the airgun post somehow have no other idea of how to get rid of the problem. Instead of thinking in their life for the first time, they stay completely focused on no solutions. It never occurred to them that the proper way to rid your property of this dreaded affliction is to rent a cat trap, bait it with cat food, and take to offending cat to the pound (you only take the cat that is causing you grief away). If nobody claims the cat in a week, it will use up its nine lives at the drop-off location. Don't be an idiot and shoot cats, feral or not! Believe me, the city will make quick work of the mess before you know it. Have patience my brother.

Here is some cat comic relief brought to you by the Crosman forum:

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Message from airgun moderators: Stop posting so many hunting pics with dead game! What did you think people are going to do with their airguns? They either:

1. Punch paper.
2. Buy the gun as eye candy, and never to shoot it.
3. Shoot anything that moves.

Buy the way, you can't control what people do with their guns on the message boards. Freaking out and verbally abusing them won't help one bit. Apparently these people don't realize the very meat they are eating straight out of their local grocery store had it much worse. I'm not going into the details, but I can assure you the suffering lasts more than a minute.
I suppose the media plays a large part in pulling the wool over the public eye. The shoot 'em up movies are turned out in Hollywood every week, yet the censors happily omit images of the real McCoy.
I can only reason after so many years on the boards the moderators are too stupid to create a policy of limiting hunting pictures. This means no more than five posts per week on the subject. Now that was simple. All you have to do now is enforce it when people flare up on the boards.
Now for your pleasure, a video that was pulled off the yellow forum. You make your own decisions if it is out of line or not.


http://rapidshare.de/files/18034398/crowout.wmv.html

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Seems like one kid is controlling the adults on the yellow:


Steve in CT's poor moderation skills




Spencer's personal website:


http://www.airgunartisans.com/AANoNo.htm

My question is, why can't people just not read the content if they don't like it? You would figure adults have learned this by now, but not when you are dealing with people who can barely tie their shoes. More examples are:

1. In the early 2000's, a poster by the name of Jon C. irritated and offended the community. I didn't read his posts, but there is a striking similarity between Jon C. and Spencer. I don't read Spencer's posts either, but I find it amusing that many others are getting their panties in a knot over it.
2. In 2004-2005, a poster by the name of 'Mad5757 terrorized and threatened everyone on the airgun message boards. He single-handedly brought the yellow forum down to a new low. I was a proud contributor of this new low, as I goofed on his shortcomings throughout.

I don't understand how someone you haven't met in person - yet alone talked to - can get under one's skin. Grow a spine people!

Friday, April 07, 2006

Please send prayers and money my way! This is the perfect way for people to feel sorry for you. A vast majority of the posters who visit these boards already have one foot in the grave anyway. Ironically, when something tragic happens, everyone is surprised. The only problem is anyone who knows the old codger saw it coming miles away - many years before the breaking news.
I'd like to post a thread someday where I claim to be on my death bed, and requesting money from the forum members immediately. Depending on my popularity, I can probably roll in a few dollars from the stunt.
Feeling down and depressed? Get instant gratification and attention with a pity party! Here is how you do it:

1. Post a thread on an airgun forum asking for prayers. It doesn't matter what the problem is.
2. Kindly ask for assistance.
3. Set up a paypal account to accept payments.
4. Sit back and rake in free money.

That's all there is to it! You're not alone - many of the elite airgunners have done it. Most notably:

1. Russ Best
2. Blue
3. Wayne at addictive
4. DaveG

And many more!

So what are you waiting for? Get crackin' and flood the message boards with your very own I'm-down-on-my-luck story!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

The "A" team is a force to be reckoned with! - Their dress attire that is.

http://www.kermitairgunclub.com/meetings/cajunspring-06.htm

Is it my imagination, but are their socks pulled over the coveralls? Where are the fashion police when you need them?
In other news, it's a no brainer where the A team concept came from.
It would be funny if a guy showed up to the meet as Mr. T wearing 20lbs. of gold chains with one of these monkey suits on. I don't know about the rest of the A team crew, but the old guy with grey hair character is plentiful.
How does one become an A team member? Do I have to be wrongly accused who escaped from prison, then take it upon myself to right the wrongs in society, just like the original A team? I have to become a member no matter what it takes. I'll never have to worry about attracting the opposite sex after sporting one of those outfits. White coveralls would make me look so sexy.
Even their shoes are matching! Please excuse me right now while I barf up my lunch.


Have you ever wondered what the PANSAL airgunner list is? Here you go:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/79537/message/1144211735/Info+on+what+PANSAL+is%2C+and+this+upcoming+Idaho+shoot

My first question is, why do you need a list to simply find each other? Call me crazy, but the obvious solution is the Internet and e-mail. This is the very medium you are using to communicate this list!
In fact, why do you need a list of airgunners only in the Pacific and Northwest when the Internet and e-mail are borderless? Did I miss something? What is the point?
This PANSAL joke has been the lamest idea in recent times. However, when I remember who created this society I'm not shocked at all.
I recall the founder once posted pics of himself and his family. He was the poster child of a backwoods okie. Looked like he was living off the land; prison tats everywhere. Wish I had the pic so you could witness the intelligence first-hand.
Rumor has it that Leonard in Idaho is the only one on the list. Keep the dream alive buddy!

Sunday, April 02, 2006


I must say I was impressed by the groups with this old skool .177 Theoben Fenman. Despite it's short barrel and less than desirable cheekrest, it performed better than any RA-800 I've shot. Transport is permanently attached courtesy of JB weld. On top is a Leupold 3-9x33 E.F.R. Five shot groups at 25 yards using H & N Barracudas at 9x. The barrel in the photo is .22. I will have to order a long brake for that if it ever is put on a rifle.



Before I JB welded any of the RA-800 barrels, I believe they were a little longer than the fenman, but not by much. Although I typically am not fond of Fenman stocks, this one is the exception.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

It seems that a person is either a newbie, guru, or demigod on the airgun message boards. What is the criteria for such a status? I can think of a few:

1. You're thinking of buying or have one cheap pumper - newbie status.
2. You have more than five airguns or posted on the boards for more than six months - you are a guru.
3. If you make custom spring guides - defininately demigod material. It doesn't matter if it's confirmed or how long you've been making them. Also, if you own more than ten high-end airguns you can also achieve such a status - just not as much respect.