Obviously I am very excited about Taurus’ new T4SA .223 carbine being introduced to the public, so I looked over the AR selection at my local gun shop. From the huge variety of sizes, prices and calibers, I was able to fish out a few very awesome pieces of death-dealing machinery. This particular piece caught my eye with simplicity and affordability, built on a solid manufacturing reputation. So, feast your eyes on the Savage MSR15 Recon .223/5.56 Mid-Length, 16″ barrel with BLACKHAWK! KNOXX AR Pistol Grip and BLACKHAWK! AXIOM adjustable carbine stock. This particular model features flip up BLACKHAWK! sights in addition to the Picatinny Rail.
Caliber: .223 (5.56mm NATO)
Type Action: Semi-Automatic
Rate of Twist: 1:8″
Stock Material: Synthetic
Metal Finish: Matte black hardcoat anodized receiver and Melonite QPQ barrel
Barrel Length: 16.12 inches
Overall Length: 36.75 inches
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Weight: 7 pounds
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $999
Yeah, I think I will get myself one of these for Christmas this year. If you guys want to help and Donate some money to me, I will not refuse.
Is this a beauty or what? Taurus took their first step into the AR-15 market when they unveiled the incredibly sexy Model T4SA .223 carbine. With a MSRP price tag of about $1200, this is suppose to be their most reliable M4 variant to date. The advertising pieces claim 10,000+ rounds on a single barrel, and quote 300,00+ field tested rounds. This might be the answer for my AR wanting. I checked with my local gun shop, and they can special order one of those for me.
After I pulled my Super System from the shelf, and flipped through the pages, I thought that it would be of great benefit to the starting out poker player to see a list of amazing books on poker. I have started the list under my Poker page, check it out. Each and every one of those publications is a vast reservoir of poker knowledge.
“Super System” by Doyle Brunson
“Super System 2” by Doyle Brunson, second edition includes some revisions and a whole section on Online Poker.
I wanted to take some time and discuss poker’s greatest textbook, the “Bible” of poker books: Doyle Brunson’s “Super System”. This book was not the first poker publication, but it is the most influential. Doyle Brunson collaborated with some of the best poker players in the world, and produced a seven part book covering the most popular variations of the game. Doyle himself wrote the section on the No Limit (NL) Hold’em. “Crazy Mike” Caro, the same guy that authored the “Caro’s Book of Poker Tells” (another must have for a serious poker player) wrote the section on Five Card Draw Poker. Obviously, he is the best at reading people, so the game with no cards exposed makes him the expert. The section on Limit Hold’em was written by Bobby “The Owl” Baldwin, a 1978 World Poker Champion and a 2003 inductee into the Poker Hall of Fame. David “Einstein” Sklansky, who is considered to be one of the top poker theorists, put together the section on High-Low Split and High-Low Declare. The section on Lowball was written by Joey Hawthorne. Nicknamed “Howard Hughes”, he is well known in the top poker games both as a player and as an author and theorist. Chip Reese, another legend of the poker world wrote the section on Seven Card Stud. Click on the cover image to buy this great poker book on Amazon.
So I put up the YouTube video of Alt-J‘s Breezeblocks a few hours ago, (here is the link if you missed it), and of course I started listening to some of their other stuff. Their 2012 album “An Awesome Wave” is excellent. The song “Breezeblocks” that got me hooked originally, and the “Tessellate” sold me completely. But these are not the only two good tracks on that CD, they have a bunch of very good songs on that album: “Something Good”, “Fitzpleasure”, “Bloodflood” and “Taro” now in my Best of the Best playlist, in addition to the earlier mentioned “Tessellate” (my favorite) and “Breezeblocks”.