Horse Tradin!’

I’ve got the guilts for not updating in several days, but it’s been a busy week.

I thoroughly enjoyed my participation in last week’s internet radio program with Adam House and Nick Allison of the Combat Veterans for Ron Paul. My only regret was not being able to talk with Jordan Page and Alexander Mosley, the first two guests on the CVRP show. Beyond his obvious artistic skill as a musician, Jordan just strikes me as such a regular guy I’d enjoy conversing with, and given Alexander Mosley’s experience with foreign affairs that jibes with many of the issues that intrigue me, I bet a talk with him would be a memorable one. I hope I can be involved again with a future show and perhaps all that will happen!

In addition to that, I was recently disappointed when I discovered that my bad left hand’s function has deteriorated over the last few years to the point where I can’t work the slide on a full size semiauto pistol, so after some horse trading on several sites and a bunch of emails, I traded the SIG Sauer P239 that’s been my carry sidearm for years for a like-new Ruger SP101 .357 magnum revolver. I miss the SIG, but the Ruger’s a wonderfully built little beast and is just one more reason to get mobile. I’m years overdue for a trip to the range to practice and spend a couple of hours plinking with my .22 target pistol!

Even my mom got caught up in the firearm frenzy and announced she too was ready for a defensive gun of her own. More ads and emails followed, and yesterday she found herself the owner of a great little Smith & Wesson Model 642 .38 Special +P! She had to cough up the scratch for it, though I negotiated a good deal for her…as with my own trade that didn’t incur any financial outlay, I’m trying to raise funds here, not spend them, not even hers (any more than necessary)!

EDIT- That last line could be misread, it occurs to me. I consider funds raised for my mobility project absolutely sacrosanct, period. When I purchase the occasional item on eBay, for instance, I keep track of how much is coming out of the PayPal account, then transfer increments of $50 or so as needed back to that account from what’s in my checking account. I only have the one PayPal account, and I’m careful about bookkeeping!

I’m glad that’s done, I need to chill a bit and get back to writing. All this gun stuff’s given me a few ideas, not just for the blog, but for a new Herald article. I’d better get some rest and let my eyes uncross…

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About Glenn Horowitz

I'm a 20 year civil courier pilot, retired by multiple sclerosis. From summer of 2011 until December 2013 my efforts went mostly to my first blog, Get Glenn Mobile, to raise the funds needed to convert my Honda Element for wheelchair access and end my virtual housebound confinement. This was realized just after Christmas 2013 when I was able to acquire a superb X-WAV Element, already modified for my use. Though the original goal wasn't met, what was raised, plus my Honda, plus the proceeds of the sale from my mother's car were enough to make it happen. It's an amazing story in itself! Now, after my release from homebound prison, I can augment the journalistic work I'm doing for the American Daily Herald by getting out in public, talking with people, perhaps even getting some media attention to explain why someone as disabled as I am knows these unfunded entitlement programs like Social Security and its 'disability insurance' are bogus and do more harm than good, and in fact why the whole welfare/warfare state is contrived to keep the gravy train rolling for those who benefit while they drain our resources and eat out our substance. Why 'public education' is really public INDOCTRINATION that's become a meat grinder destroying our youth and our future. Why the fiat currency foisted on us by the Federal Reserve for a hundred years has destroyed the dollar and will without doubt cause its collapse. On and on the list goes, and I want to talk with the world about these vital matters. Please visit my new blog, 'Liberty On Wheels' at if you're interested in learning more!

Posted on April 30, 2012, in General Stuff and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Love the sp101. Good trade!

  2. I can’t wait to get free to get to a range and shoot it! My mom got all into ammo-ing up and had me put in an order with Cheaper Than Dirt, plus she asked me to put a bit more recoil friendly grip on her new S&W 642 so I got her a Hogue Monogrip…love it, and she’s got a decent gun rug to keep it in by her bed, along with several boxes of standard pressure .38 range ammo, standard .38 Silvertip hollowpoints and a box of Remington .38 +P ammo to see if she can deal with it. The 642 and stuff was on her dime but I think she did really well for the $350ish she spent on the piece. I wasn’t kidding when I said it’s like new…I thought there was a small scratch on one side at first, but it turned out to be the printed curved arrow and ‘L’ to clearly label the key operated ‘safety’ that can disable it, the only thing I don’t like about the weapon. It’s a great piece that by all accounts deserves the reputation it has, and of course I wasn’t sorry my mom told me to get some ammo to suit the 101 while I was at it.

    Me, I got a couple boxes of Cor-Bon 110gr. .357 hollowpoints and a box of 50 MagTech FMJ .357 range ammo to go with the Winchester and Golden Sabers I had from before and the box of 50 .38 +P the guy included in the trade…a pretty good stash for a week’s work, I think.

    On my own I ordered a Safariland speedloader (very cool), a Hogue Monogrip of my own for the SP101, and a couple of Bianchi Speed Strips. I’m not a gun nut or anything…but I’m counting the hours till my grip arrives tomorrow!

    Dry fire practice with the SP101’s a hoot…easily staged double action trigger and the crisp, no-creep SA will break yer heart…heh heh. The concensus in all the gun boards I’ve read is that 1000 or so dry fires will sweeten up that trigger even more…poor me, what I have to go through!

    My total out of pocket for my part in all this has only been about $40 this week to go from my SIG I bought in 1997 or so but couldn’t use well any longer to this SP101 made in 2010 with ammo and mom appreciated my research and effort on her behalf to set her up and expressed that by backing my ammo purchase. I am content to be well supplied.

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