Ruger introduced its new handgun called the S9 to gun writers and the firearms industry by hosting a shoot at the Yavapai Recreation League range in Prescott, AZ. That’s the club Gary and I belong to. You can see a small part of the range in the linked videos. The music is a bit over the top, unless you’re fond of Wagnerian opera 🙂
A few weeks ago in Prescott, AZ we had a dogtoberfest at the courthouse square. There were rescue groups with dogs to adopt, dog related businesses had booths, contests, speakers, even a Catholic priest who blessed all the dogs. Many people attended and brought their dogs with them. We left our 2 dogs home because Suzie likes to fight with other dogs.
A highlight of the day was a demonstration by the Prescott Police Department K9 squad. They explained how the dogs are trained to bite on command. They start by having the dog play fetch with the training sleeve and build on that. When the dog is commanded to bite the dog is “playing fetch”, not acting aggressively.
I took the following sequence of photos of the dog charging and biting the training sleeve.
A story in the AZ Republic says “Cartels outrun, outgun the law at Ariz. border“. Once again we see the growing problems of an open border. I suggest this border be sealed by the US military. I don’t care about the border between Iraq and Iran, nor the one between North and South Korea. I do care about the border between the US and Mexico.
Years ago when I lived in the Phoenix, AZ area I felt that it was deteriorating into another Los Angeles. A story in the AZ Republic today tells of a victim of a hit and run traffic accident being looted of his grocery purchases. Robbing the injured and the dead. The Phoenix area is going from L.A. to the Bronx. I grew up in the Bronx in the ’60’s and early 70’s, so I know that area.