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CMP Android app is available for purchase

I've been working on an Android version of the CMP iPhone app and it was officially released to the Android Market yesterday. It was my first foray into Android development, so it's pretty cool to see people buying it. It was released under an exclusive license from the Civilian Marksmanship Program and a portion of every sale goes directly to the CMP. If you have an Android phone and want to try it out, just go to the "Market" app on your phone, search for "CMP", and download it!

My other expensive hobby

Besides comics, I'm also a pretty avid shooter. Moving to Pittsburgh from Texas has only amplified my firearm enthusiasm. I know that seems backwards with Texas' gun-happy stigma, but that couldn't be further from the truth. When you compare each state's laws and the facilities available, Pennsylvania is a much better place to be a gun owner than Texas. I found a shooter's paradise within 20 minutes of Pittsburgh where a $60 per year membership allows me to participate in nearly any shooting sport I want any time I want. I've started to dabble in IPSC pistol and CMP high-power rifle, along with a weekly dosage of skeet.

Last week, I brought a coworker out for skeet who's also a talented photographer, and he snapped a few pictures. As you can see, I have a pretty unorthodox skeet gun, but I still consistently score 19 or 20 with it: