Baljit wrote:Wow!! CK at least you are on the target.Keep in mind you need lot'a of rounds to fire to become good shooter.
Other thing, com'n over with lot's rounds and spend some with me.I'll make sure when you fire your gun again all the rounds should be in ten rings. In the mean time shoot safe. Baljit
Now another reason as to why I am heading to Baljit’s home - I spoke on the phone with him and he said that he would be a bachelor for the period between Thu 31 Jul and Mon 04 Aug since his family was away attending a wedding in Vancouver. Would I like to join him for a loooonng weekend? I replied like a shot – YES!
This was at the same time that I carried Baljit's AR-15 Barrel, Gas Tube and Block from Vancouver – related in the AR-15 tag here:
Baljit wrote:Hello Guy's,
Here is further updates for my AR project. Yesterday, CK already picked up the barrel,low profile gas block and gas tube for me from my gunsmith and he is coming over tomorrow.Once he is here we will post pictures of the barrel,gas block and gas tube for all of you guys.
If everything going well maybe I am going to put test fire on this coming weekend on my AR. Baljit
The drive to Kelowna from Richmond - some 400 kms away is spectacular - ah, beautiful, winding, mountain roads, some of the peaks still carrying remnants of the winter snow at this time of year. It brought to mind the thought – what if I were travelling in the late 1800’s on a horse trying the same route, instead of in the mid 2000’s in a Honda Civic DXG Coupe? Sigh – once a fan of the wild west…?!
I noticed that for most part of the highway nearing Kelowna, the speed limits were now increased to 120 kmph (earlier 110) - Wow! Somebody finally woke up to the fact that these highways were ‘underpowered’. Yet, I could observe cars zipping by me at a rate of 140-150 kmph, although I was at a sedate rate of speed at 130! I am guessing numbers on road signs do not matter much?!
I had departed Richmond at 0745 hrs and was supposed to reach Baljit’s place for lunch by 1300 hrs…I was in no hurry to make the journey in the roughly 4 Hrs that was wont, hoping to take it easy and enjoy the amazing scenery en route, but I was surely curious to see what was lined up for lunch by my generous host. On the way the brilliant Sun was in my eyes and on my windshield, troubling me quite a lot; I had to keep the visor down for most of the journey and shift in the seat and keep my face out of the Sun’s benevolence most of the time.
While driving, I was torn between the magnificent vistas of pine clad mountains on my left and deep gorges, valleys and rivers on my right. How I wished that there was someone else driving, or at least a companion – to keep me awake on the lovely drive, so that I could drink in the beauty of nature all around me. I also wished for frequent, strategic stop areas where I could shoot a few pictures, share with you and assimilate the beauty around me. The Canadian road system, sadly was not conducive to such activity!
Here I must mention that that I am a lousy, long distance driver (especially when single!). Every vehicle seems to put me to sleep! No matter how many cigarettes, amazing music on the DVD/FM/AM, or high-powered coffees; nothing can keep me from drifting off! I am just lulled – like a baby on any moving vehicle – I consider it – mostly a blessing than a curse?! How many of us would love to be able to sleep peacefully on a long bus, train, boat or plane journey?
Hmmm….since there was no double stacked, .45 caliber blonde at the wheel of my car, all I could do was to split my sights between the winding, challenging road at high speeds and the amazing wonder of nature on either side – this was surely a perilously ‘split’ sight picture!
More up soon....and Baljit has some nice images and video on his camera...