useful experience

Well, I can now “field strip” the glock in less than ten seconds, and put it back together in another ten. I could probably do it with my eyes closed at this point. Need to get another magazine and a better storage case (the case I have it in is actually the “Tupperware” case for a Glock 26).

One nice thing about guns is that parts for them are so *CHEAP* once you’ve bought the gun itself. I may get a replacement guide rod and recoil spring, basically a metal replacement for the factory part, at a grand total of $25. I’ll make decisions on all of this once I’m actually able to go and put a box of fifty rounds through the pistol, as I’ve not actively shot a “real” firearm in twelve or thirteen years.

Got a box from Amazon yesterday – someone who I’d helped get BIND9 and Apache with virtual hosts running (after they emailed me at questions@sunhelp.org) sent me I’m Just Here For The Food by Alton Brown, and another book about the history of the Oxford English Dictionary (“The History of Everything”).