Monday, November 16, 2015

Among the things learned from the current repair job

Once things are healing nicely and the stitches out, don't have to wear the sling all the time; BUT if I don't wear it enough(and that's a variable) I wind up with a deep-down ache that's not pleasant.

This may leave me with another weather-prediction-capable joint.  I devoutly hope not, but maybe.

I found out, at the time the stitches were removed, that they'd also done some arthritis repair on the collarbone, which means "We cut off the very end.  You'll never know it once it's healed."  Again, I devoutly hope so.  And it means no rifle larger than a .22 fired right-handed for a while(once I can fire one).

Tomorrow I may make the trip to the range for the first time since, for some left-handed practice.  Probably revolver, because reloading it will be easier(much) than trying to reload a magazine right now.

I'd really like a better left-handed holster, but with the costs of the surgery and the PT to come, that'll have to wait.  Especially for something I might have to use at some point in the future if the right side takes some kind of damage again.

The bike... well, it's going to be at least a month, I'd guess, before I can ride.  I tanked up and added StaBil just before put it in the garage, and made sure to ride enough to get it through the system.  And the battery tender connection was already on, so can just plug it in(with some difficult) occasionally to take care of that.

Speaking of shooting:
I'd kind of started a AR project before all this happened.  No rush, just collecting parts as could find them on sale or clearance(whenever possible).  Right now the big things needed are a BCG and a handguard.  And it seems like everybody and their uncle makes handguards, in every length and many shapes.  While I'd like to get a Diamondhead like I used on the .338(love the shape), that's not going to happen for quite a while.  I'd prefer a free-float design, 10-12 inches, not a tactical cheese grater.  Anyone have any suggestions?


5 comments:

Samuel Gonzalez said...

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Firehand said...

I'll take a look

Anonymous said...

I've been using the Rainier Arms Evolution Free Float System and love it I'm starting to use it on all my rifles

Firehand said...

I'll check it out.

Anonymous said...

the Rainer Arms evolution rails are made by Samson they sell their on version of the rails with different cut ours and some different lengths