Thursday, February 15, 2007


Today we received a UPS order. It consisted of 1,000 rounds of .308 South African, 300 cases and bullets in .45 Colt, dies for the previously mentioned caliber, and a book my instructor told me to read.

Needless to say, it was a heavy stack of shit. The poor guy had to pull out a hand truck to get the load in on one trip. With the Old Man's new pup, it takes two of us to receive. One has to control the dog and the other has to sign. That was the case today.

Anyway, the UPS guy starts asking us about loading. Apparently, he owns a .300 Win Mag and the shit he's firing costs about $35 for a box of twenty. We lectured him a bit on the economics of loading and I emphasized that it really doesn't take that much space (White Lie.)

He said he slings the shit all over town.

I'm starting to feel like I'm in Fight Club.

And just where did you find 1000rnds of SA .308, btw?

Inquiring minds want to know.

We've had the same UPS guy for years. Back when I had some C&R guns delivered, he realized they were guns by their originating addresses, and always asked me about them. Turned out he was sort of a gun guy, too.

That last order was some SA .308 that AIM had up for a week, at most. The Old Man says Florida Gun Works is still advertising the Battle Packs.

It's a shitty time to shoot surplus. Hopefully the politicians don't make it pointless.

Best regards, as always,
I have just about everything sent to a private mailbox (Postal Annex) for privacy reasons -- same reason why (legally) my home address is not on my drivers' license -- I don't like just anybody knowing where I live. As a result, the Postal Annex guys get a big kick out of all the ammo I've had shipped through there, especially when they can't lift the boxes.

Interestingly, I seem to be the only such customer. The only other "gun guy" renting a box from them is a fellow who apparently owns no firearms but has full-auto Airsoft stuff up the wazoo and "plays war" with it every weekend. To me, that doesn't count as a "gun guy." But perhaps that's the San Francisco Bay Area for you.
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