I punked out of going to the range yesterday morning. Seeing that today was supposed to be warmer, I figured I'd hold off for a more pleasant experience.
You hear it everywhere. This place, or that place was decimated in the recent storm.
Historically, a decimation was a punishment for a group of soldiers who failed to perform in combat. The unit would be formed, and one man in ten would be killed. To encourage the others to greater exertion.
Nowadays, decimation is used to describe storm damage, when the best word to use might be devastation If an area is decimated, I expect that one in ten buildings were damaged.
It's a minor critique, but the use of one word when another is more accurate or descriptive seems to be a form of journalistic laziness these days. I know that journalists are lazy, but they should not also be stupid. One would hope that a journalist in the US would have a basic working knowledge of the English language. That does not seem to be the case.
I have a variety of open enrollment classes scheduled in Ohio, Indiana, and Arizona during the next couple months. All of them still have some openings, but most of my classes have sold out this year. Act quickly if you’d like to book any of these unique training events.
I have just a couple openings in this coming Sunday’s Tactical First Aid and Systems Collapse Medicine class in Delaware, Ohio.
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Vera Koo’s daughter, Shane, also is an adventurer, a chip off the old blocks since both of her parents, Vera and Carlos, are fanatic sportsmen. In this post, Shane describes what it’s like to return to the sport of climbing, and about how not only the technology has changed, but the entire social aspect of it. We think you’ll find this a fascinating update about climbing in the 22nd Century. ~The Editors
I find this attitude “interesting”:
In the face of such tragedy, anti–gun violence activists have doubled down on their commitment to push for more reform, regardless of who controls Congress after November.
Murphy echoed that commitment, even as he conceded that Congress was unlikely to pass another gun control bill this year. Praising the anti–gun violence community as “one of the great social change movements in the history of this nation,” Murphy said he and his allies were just getting started.
“All of those great social change movements that you read about in the history books, they failed a whole bunch of times before they ever changed the world,” Murphy said. “My hope is based upon the history books, which tell you – when your cause is right and you choose not to give up, in this country, in a democracy – you eventually prevail.”
There is zero mention of the Second Amendment and recent SCOTUS...
Via “reliable sources” which I am not at liberty to share* the resistance to the war by the Russian people is getting energetic. At least 13 military recruitment offices have been burned down. Police shooting in the air has been failing to to break up protests, and people are burning Putin’s portrait. And an estimated 260,000 men of military age have left the country.
So, what is Putin to do?
This should not come as a surprise:
A train operated by the secretive nuclear division and linked to the 12th main directorate of the Russian ministry of defence was spotted in central Russia over the weekend heading towards the front line in Ukraine.
The pro-Russian Telegram channel Rybar shared the footage showing the large freight convoy hauling upgraded armoured personnel carriers and other equipment.
Konrad Muzyka, a defence analyst specialising in Ukraine, ...
October 4, 1923 was the birthday of the late Charlton Heston, who was born John Charles Carter. He died April 5, 2008. He is often remembered for movies like Ben Hur, The Ten Commandments, Soylent Green, The Planet of the Apes, and the survivalist classic The Omega Man. — Today, we are featuring the monthly column written by Steven Cochran of Gainesville Coins. It is being posted a couple of days later than usual, because Hurricane Ian slammed into Florida. — We are now seeking entries for Round 103 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. More than $750,000 worth of …
Welcome to SurvivalBlog’s Precious Metals Month in Review, where we take a look at “the month that was” in precious metals. Each month, we cover gold’s performance, and the factors that affected gold prices. This is an abbreviated Month in Precious Metals column, due to Hurricane Ian striking southwest Florida. Factors Affecting Gold This Month INFLATION Inflation indicators resumed their climb in September after some slightly encouraging signs that it might be topping out in August. Average inflation in the EU hit a record 10.0% this month, putting the ECB in a tough spot in its efforts to break the …
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This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. (Idaho, Montana, eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, and Wyoming.) Much of the region is also more commonly known as The Inland Northwest. We also mention companies of interest to preppers and survivalists that are located in the American Redoubt region. Today, we take note that wolf packs are now expanding their territory into western Oregon. (See the Central & Eastern Oregon section.) Idaho Judge bans cameras in Lori Vallow-Daybell and Chad Daybell cases. o o o Transgender inmate who sued Idaho to get $2.5M in legal …
Despite what the corporate media crowed when Joe Biden was selected, he is not the adult in the room. Oh yes, he decided he wants chocolate chocolate chip ice cream which he announces with all the confidence he has when he threatens over half of America if they defy his will. But let’s be honest, it’s whoever is programming his teleprompter that is running things. Biden has never been an adult in the room.
No, the adult in the room is Vladimir Putin, and my evidence of that is America is not yet a glowing ember.
I’ve written about the situation with Russia and Ukraine a couple of times before when I gave some history and backstory on what is going on.
Tucker’s video on the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelineS plural, covers this well, plus it has the two videos I wanted of Biden (at 1min 20 sec in) and Nuland ...
Several friends are big fans of this film. It starts with a profoundly sentimental sequence that is hard not to love. Then it turns into Death Wish but without the redeeming social value of that film. And did I use the word plausible anywhere? I hope not.
Early reports were that FBI refused to allow BATF to examine the rifles used in the 2017 Las Vegas Massacre. (If you have a source for this item, which I failed to preserve at the time,, let me know.) A troublemaker filed some FOIA requests on that disaster.
The initial report is dated Oct. 2, 2017 and includes the claim that the murderer "illegally possessed prohibited firearms in violation of 26 U.S.C 5841." That section is the NFA weapons section. If bump stocks were not machine guns yet, how does this make sense? Since the FBI did not allow BATF to examine the weapons, this just gets curiouser and curiouser. The guy had money. He might well have had someone make machine guns.
Of course, the FBI could not be hiding something. They are paragons of integrity.
Some time back, I created a subdirectory of My Pictures called astrophotos in which I placed hard links to some of my astrophotos. As I mentioned a couple of days ago, going through 21 years of digital pictures, I found many about which I had forgotten. (In case you are wondering: hardlinks take up almost no disk space, unlike a copy of the image. They are only a pointer to the real picture.) You can open them like a normal picture in your favorite image processing program, although save as goes to the folder with the hardlink, not the linked file. This can be good or bad, depending on your goals.
But that is hundreds, perhaps thousands of pictures. mklink /h linkname "actualfilename" is pretty quick but creating the list of mklink commands is slow. So I figured out how to automate the process. You do not want every photo, only the astro photos.
I could probably have done everything (except removing the non-astrophotos) with a rather elaborate ksh script of ls -l, awk, and mklink calls, but it was just a bit slower to use dir to produce lists of jpg files in each directory into a batch file, then use a keyboard m...
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In the past several months, especially after the horrific events in Uvalde, the concept of “school safety plans” has been raised and discussed a lot.
As far as we can tell, virtually every school, public and private, from Preschool to Post-graduate institutions, has a “safety plan.” These are designed primarily to protect students, staff, and faculty from manmade threats.
Based on news stories, these plans are NOT effective. Time after time we read and watch news about some nutcase getting into a school and shooting and killing a bunch of people. Or doing it out on the playground or the parking lot. Or at a football game.
We submit that it is NOT just because the safety plans are poorly thought out, poorly written, poorly practiced, and poorly reviewed and followed. This is a given for a bureaucratic organization, which ALL public schools and many private schools are.
It is definitely NOT because the schools have inadequate resources to develop and implement these plans. Although since it is (generally) highly-paid bureaucrats that actually HAVE the resources given t...
Ian turned, Southwest Florida scrambled. Was there enough time to leave? Some residents said evacuation orders came too late. Gov. Ron DeSantis said forecasts left few options. [More]
What? We can’t predict the weather with certainty mere hours and days in advance, let alone years and decades…?
Has anyone told Greta?
Petition GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED for further consideration in light of New York State Rifle & Pistol Assn., Inc. v. Bruen, 597 U. S. ___ (2022). [More]
Supreme Court Tells Lower Court to Reconsider Massachusetts Misdemeanor Handgun Ban
It doesn’t make up for screwing us on bump stocks.
A federal judge in Iowa has ruled that a Muslim felon had no right to possess a firearm, even if he felt religiously obligated to own a gun to protect himself. [More]
If he’s not locked up, the judge is wrong, and religion has nothing to do with it.
[Via Michael G]
21-159 APOSHIAN, W. C. V. GARLAND, ATT’Y GEN., ET AL. [More]
All the Supreme Court has to do to let tyranny stand is…nothing.
I’m wondering if anyone will revisit this in light of Bruen, but then again, the court has pretty much told us they’re not going to touch it.
Some of us will keep fighting in other ways.
Hello everyone and welcome to TFB Podcast Roundup 61! We’ve got a great lineup of gun-podcast content for you guys this week and I just want to take a moment to remind all of you of an upcoming event in the South Eastern part of the United States that I think most of you would […]
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Photo Of The Day – Every day we present our readers with at least one photo. The subject is always a firearm of some kind, preferably with a muzzle flash or some action around it. But we’re happy with a perfectly edited still life photo as well. Today we have U.S. Marines and Sailors with […]
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Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report! This ongoing series is all about the rimfire firearm world and its many guns, shooting sports, and ammunition. Last week we had Sam S. channel his inner Discount Han Solo and told us all about the Charter Arms Explorer II AR7 pistol. Much like the AR7 […]
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I am really impressed with Brad Emig at Cabin Creek Muzzleloading. Last Monday, he received the Siler lock that I shipped him and he called me on Wednesday to let me know that it was fixed. The cost was more than I expected but the lock was a real dumpster fire inside, not just due to the tumbler I broke. He also had to replace the sear and bridle.
Brad shipped it back to me last Friday and I received it today. It looks great inside and after remounting to the canoe gun, it has a nice trigger pull.
The CEO of a crisis pregnancy center in Buffalo, New York, says the police and FBI will not give back his surveillance footage from the night abortion extremists firebombed his facility because they are afraid it may inspire rightwing violence. [More]
Is that what the “Only Ones” are calling self-defense these days?
Previously Deported Migrant Arrested for Attempting to Seize Rifle from Texas National Guardsman [More]
They’re not issuing these guys ammo, or they are, but the Guardsman didn’t want to have his life destroyed for doing the right thing?
The government of the Dominican Republic began building the border wall in February to put a halt to illegal immigration from Haiti, which citizens have said is overwhelming their small communities, depressing wages, and undercutting their quality of life. [More]
The commies are gonna blow a circuit wanting to call them racist but realizing they can’t.
An Arizona man will spend two years in federal prison for purchasing roughly 80 weapons on behalf of Mexican cartels. Some were smuggled into Mexico, where at least one was used in a murder. [More]
It’s still more than these guys got…
Tell me again what Wayne Fincher did to deserve 6 1/2 years and not being allowed to attend his wife’s funeral…
A scheme to kidnap Michigan’s governor in 2020 will get yet another airing in a different court when three men face trial Monday, just weeks before voters consider whether to reelect Gretchen Whitmer to a second term. [More]
I think I see what the scheme is.
I just returned from it, you can access the videos on their YouTube channel. Here's one five-hour segment.
Some sessions were very interesting. One speaker has an organization devoted to giving teachers first-aid training and equipment. He points out one school shooting where nobody knew what to do to save a student who was hit, they were even applying a defibrillator when there was no reason to do so. The organization also trains armed teachers. He said just being armed is only the beginning, they should also be organized so that each goes to a critical place or a choke point, and have some training in action shooting so they don't freeze up. His group uses guns that fire small capsules at enough speed to hurt, because messing up should hurt, and pain is a powerful aid to memory.
Josh Blackman has a legal obit on the good judge. He wrote the DC Circuit opinion in Parker v. DC, which thereby became Heller v. DC. That opinion, by splitting with all the other circuits, and by striking down a gun law, became a perfect vehicle for a Supreme Court case.
Irony: he spoke at a gathering which I attended, and said that when he was up for a Supreme Court nomination, NRA opposed him. He had been asked if he'd support a "Saturday Night Special" ban (which was the fad of gun control groups then), and replied he might, if anyone could tell him what a SNS was. This was interpreted as an anti-gun answer, when it was quite the opposite. Thus he never sat on the Supreme Court, but, he added, if he had we might not have gotten Heller (meaning he wouldn't have been in the DC Circuit to generate the Circuit split).
The Australian Department of Defence has announced that under its Lethality System Project LAND 159 project a raft of new small arms have been selected for the Australian Defence Force’s dismounted combatants. The news was announced at the end of last month with Head Land Systems, Major General Andrew Bottrell announcing the selections and saying that “this […]
Fans of our YouTube channel will know that several TFB staff including TFBTV Executive Producer James Reeves often carry the Amtac Gear Northman fixed EDC blade. Amtac is well known for making some best flat ground cutting tools suitable for everything from opening boxes to defending yourself in a situation where a gun might not […]
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I spent the morning helping a disabled friend run errands. I take him to run errands on the first business day of the month, to do his banking, hit the grocers and the pharmacy. I enjoy his company and it gets me out of the house. It makes for an enjoyable morning.
I see that Susan Collins is worried about the level of violent political discourse. This country has gotten stranger, and people have lost their filters. Maybe everyone needs to dial back the rhetoric. It doesn't help when the president calls his political adversaries "extreme".
With the midterms approaching, it doesn't help to have this type of messaging.
Apocalypse now: Democrats embrace a dark midterm message
They say that we are threatened with right-wing fascism, but I don't think they know what the word means. They certainly hope that ...
But now, some doctors are restarting donors’ hearts after a planned cardiac arrest when life-sustaining treatment is withdrawn — meaning that the cardiac arrest wasn’t necessarily irreversible — and then causing brain death so that beating hearts can be harvested. [More]
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
I wonder if this might be another indicator of why gunquacks are bent on upping risks through disarmament…
[Via Michael G]
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U.S. judge dismisses Mexico’s $10 billion lawsuit against gun makers, Mexico to appeal [More]
If the Republicans manage not to blow November, I’d like to see some economic retaliation for all the acts of war perpetrated against the U.S. by these bastards. Both in terms of aid and trade.
Hit ’em where it hurts. Make not playing ball the worst option.
If “we” were doing things right, it would be profitable for them to control the border.
Cornell professor warns universities are eliminating meaning of ‘objective truth’ from classrooms with CRT [More]
If math is racist, can reality be far behind?
Anybody else getting a continuation of the original Rebellion vibe off of all this?
[Via Michael G]
Joy Reid says DeSantis warning to looters in Ian’s aftermath is like racist threat from ‘segregationist’ [More]
So who is she saying they are most likely to be?
Funny thing about some of the biggest “equity” bellyachers…
Let me guess: She just had to work ten times harder than everyone with privilege.
Elon Musk Unveils Prototype of Tesla’s Humanoid Robot Optimus, Says It Will Cost Less Than a Car [More]
I can think of less expensive ways to water my plants. And as for working around machinery, no foreman worth his salt would allow a worker with all those attached cables that could easily get caught in things loose on the factory floor.
I’m also not a big believer in the invincibility of battlefield killbots. I suspect, with all the clamoring, the real money will be in pervbots.
My first impression: I’d like to see a parody video where the thing walks on stage and slaughters Elon and his assistants in front of everybody, and then goes for the crowd.
Tangentially related, doesn’t this just say it all?
He failed to outrun the taser [Watch]
I don’t know if all of you can even watch this if you’re not on Facebook — or if you have a half hour to spend on it even if you can — but I found this instructive from several points of view, starting with the “Only One’s” bullying arrogance and with the way the family, through their words and behaviors, all but guaranteed the outcome.
Don’t talk to the police. Had that simple rule been followed there would have been no “evidence” except unprovable allegations by a party with an axe to grind.
The other thing I find instructive is a frustratingly prevalent mindset revealed in the comment by “Todd Ward.”
“We have had enough,” Katz said in a statement announcing the indictment. “There are basic rights that New Yorkers should have in this City, and one of them is the right to safety when commuting to work, using the subway to take our children to school, and knowing we can safely come home to our families.” [More]
That must be why she wants your guns.
Dr. Phil guest claims ‘White supremacy is embedded in everything’ in segment on cultural appropriation [More]
“Cultural appropriation” like hair straightening?
Here’s Lester cautioning us about racial slurs. What the hell does he think calling everyone who’s not a Marxist a “white supremacist” is?
At least those who know him best aren’t fooled. You can’t even graduate with a GPA like that. Figures they’d hire him to teach.
GOP Rep. Stefanik’s name pushed as Trump’s possible running mate – Narrative is that he will select a woman [More]
What, the candidate who said she wanted to ban bump stocks and got a “D-” from Numbers USA on immigration?
Must be some more of that 3D chess I keep hearing about…
This just means that the public at large had no interest in seeing not only a gay rom com, but one with graphic sex scenes. [More]
You sure can’t tell by the way it’s being …uh… forced down everyone’s throats by globalists, government, academia, the media, and woke corporations…
Maybe it’s just an idea before it’s time. Which is why they’d best get started early on the next crop of recruits…
Equipping handguns with reflex sights becomes increasingly popular and quite frequently we learn about new players entering this market or companies expanding their offerings of optics-ready handgun products and sights. Primary Arms is no exception and they’ve recently released two new Classic Series handgun red dot sights – the Mini and Micro Reflex Sights. Let’s take a […]
Welcome to TFB Weekly Web Deals 26. A stock is one of the most important pieces of furniture you can select for your rifle. While you can operate an AR-15 with a standard stock that usually comes with the rifle you’re purchasing, if you really want to optimize your rifle for you and your mission, […]
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Dude…you know that gun is never going to have sex with you, right?
If this guy thinks this might need explaining then it would appear he had to do the experiments to figure that out on his own. I wonder how long he tried before he gave up.—Joe]
Something that was never publicly listed as an adverse effect of the jabs was erectile disfunction.
The feds (FDA) knew about this in early 2021. And said nothing.
The article I linked to above asks the question: 'how many men would have chosen not to take the Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine if they had been properly alerted to these harms?'
I'm guessing that probably most of them would have taken a pass. Just like the pregnant women who took the jab would have taken a pass if they knew there was an increased possibility that they would lose their babies.
The level of evil surrounding these things just gets clearer every time more information comes out.
Ethical Life podcast: What do hunters say about increased gun regulations? [More]
They say they’re fine with them as long as they’ve got theirs, even though they know they don’t work.
Richard Kyte: What hunters say about guns might surprise you.
Polyphemus may have told the Fudds he would eat them last, but eat them he will if the ones they’re throwing under the bus fall.
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Developed in the 1990s and entering production in 1996, the CZ100 and CZ101 were CZ’s first polymer-framed pistols. They were offered in both 9mm and .40S&W, with the CZ100 being a double stack design (magazine capacity 10 or 13 rounds) and the CZ101 being single stack (magazine capacity 7 or 8 rounds). Interestingly, the .40 caliber model included a ported barrel/slide from the factory.
The design intent was to create an inexpensive, very simple personal defense pistol – a sort of volkspistole if you will. In order to do this, there are a lot of polymer parts, like the rear sight and striker spring guide rod. The frame itself is polymer, without any metal reinforcement of the slide rails (although there is a metal insert for the locking cam to act on). In fact the polymer used isn’t even a glass-reinforced one. CZ says that there wa...
In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is at the LORIST 2022 Serbian Gun Show shopping for AR-15s with @DumDum Darko. Sure, your options are limited and EXPENSIVE, but you have choices from manufacturers like DanielDefense and Smith & Wesson Inc., as well as options that we don’t have in the United States. James and […]
The Maltese Falcon, John Huston’s adaptation of Dashiell Hammett’s famed 1930 novel, had its world premiere on October 3, 1941. It starred Humphrey Bogart. It is considered the greatest detective movie ever made. — Two alerts from Spaceweather.com: X-FLARE! Earth-orbiting satellites have just detected an X1-class solar flare (Oct. 2nd @ 2025 UT). Ironically, it did not come from big dangerous sunspot AR3112, described below, but rather from AR3110, a smaller and apparently less threatening active region. A BIG DANGEROUS SUNSPOT: One of the biggest sunspots in years has just rotated over the sun’s northeastern limb. AR3112 has a mixed-polarity …
We’ve completed the judging for Round 102 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prize winners are: First Prize: First prize is awarded to Always Learning, for Fire Preparedness and Firefighting – Part 1 and Part 2, which was posted on August 5-6, 2022. They will receive the following prizes: The photovoltaic power specialists at Quantum Harvest LLC are providing a store-wide 10% off coupon. Depending on the model chosen, this could be worth more than $2000. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any of their one, two, or three-day course (a $1,095 value), …
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The Rock River Arms All Terrain Hunter (ATH) is an AR-platform rifle optimized for hunting. It is attractively styled and beautifully machined. I found it to be accurate and reliable in my testing, and was especially impressed with the outstanding trigger. With a manufacturer suggested retail price of $1,425 it is an attractive choice as a mid-range AR-platform rifle. True Confessions I really like AK-platform rifles chambered in 5.56mm. I appreciate the rugged reliability of the AK platform matched with the flat trajectory of the 5.56 cartridge. So to some extent, this review is an AK guy’s reflections on an …
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The following simple recipe for Perfect Pizza Burgers comes to us from SurvivalBlog reader John M.. John says: “This is a chef’s surprise dinner that most folks have never tried. Be advised that you should make a bunch of these burgers, because they will not stop at eating just one. Seriously, people become piranhas eating these and will beg you for the recipe.” This is a hamburger recipe that sandwiches pizza ingredients between two thin beef patties. Directions Start with 85 to 90% hamburger mix in the usual spices and add a 1/8 cup of Worcestershire to each pound of …
Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at auction prices for collectible guns and numismatic coins. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: The relationship between the silver price, inventories, and comex positions. o o o Silver Options Strategy: How low is too low? o o o Gold Price Forecast – Crisis Indicators Flashing Red, Gold Near …
“No man escapes When freedom fails, The best men rot in filthy jails; And they who cried: ‘Appease, Appease!’ Are hanged by men they tried to please.” – Attorney Hiram Mann, 28 March, 1947, Wall Street Journal, Letters to the Editor.
There are more competent firearms instructors teaching quality classes than ever before in human history. None of us has a corner on the market. Just like I’ve trained with dozens of top instructors over the years, my students will also train with other teachers. That’s a good thing.
In my view, steering our students towards other high quality instructors is one of our jobs in this industry. We know our students will train with other instructors. It’s up to us to point them in the right direction and steer them towards the good instructors and away from the industry trash.
I am doing a series of articles interviewing trainers from whom I’ve personally taken classes. These trainers may not be the people who you see every day in your Facebook and Instagram feeds. They may not be the “cool” folks to train with, but they teach quality classes and I can personally vouch for their knowledge and skills. These are the folks with whom you should be spending your training dollars.
This edition of “Trainers Y...
CAMEO (AGirlandAGun.org) — A Girl & A Gun welcomed 12 women who traveled to Grand Junction, CO, for the inaugural Sniper School event. Comprising riflecraft and fieldcraft instruction blocks, AG & AG Sniper School utilized several areas of the Cameo Shooting and Education Complex that served as the perfect backdrop for learning internal and external ballistics, wind, mirage, concealment, movement, angles, and more. Sniper/spotter teams engaged targets up to and beyond 2,000 yards in the mountainous desert terrain....
On Christmas Day 2019, 12-year-old Jenna Smith got her first mountain lion during the first year she could legally hunt. She set the bar high, as it made the Boone and Crockett record books at 14-10/16 points. Jenna is from Alberton, Montana.
Why did you go mountain lion hunting?
My dad has always done it for a really long time and so we like to go together, the whole family – my mom, my younger brother and my dad....
Yesterday I finished up the SANS SEC504 Hacker Tools, Techniques, and Incident Handling training course. This was paid for by my employer as part of an internal cybersecurity training program that I'm in.
I first learned about the SANS Institute shortly after changing careers into IT. However, they've always been too expensive for me to take if I had to pay out of pocket. When I first learned of them a 5 or 6 day class cost around $2500. Nowadays, they are north of $8000 and it's another $949 if you want to take the related certification exam. Way too rich for my blood.
Anyway, the agenda for the course I took was as follows:
On Monday class ran from 08...
The next time you drive past what looks like a brick building or house under construction, stop and look carefully. Is it really a brick house, in which the brick is an integral part of the structure, supporting the roof and floors and even windows? Or is the brick a façade, installed over a wood (or steel) frame structure in lieu of metal or vinyl siding?
They may look much the same, both from the outside and inside. But they are completely different structurally. And completely different as far as being fire-resistant, storm-worthy, and even for heating and cooling. Yet brick-façade buildings are considered more valuable than vinyl-sided buildings. Because they look more sturdy, more aesthetic, more long-lasting.
It is the same with democracy. As our friends over at Paradigm (formerly Agora) point out, our beloved leaders are really really big on democracy. As Tom Woods recently pointed out, “Oh, our elites can’t get themselves enough democracy!” We are lectured 24-7 on the importance, the value, the critical need for democracy.
But what have the so-called progressives (in realit...
Photo Of The Day: If you’ve been in the Army, you know all about this. The first time you got issued your rifle. Here you can see recruits of the Golf Company getting their M16A4 service rifles for the first time. I’m sure they’re excited (perhaps). Below: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, where recruits […]
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I used a TK Custom Spring Kit to try and improve upon my 625 S&W Revolver. I am not sure why but since I first started shooting I have been very interested in revolvers that fire semi auto cartridges.
The spring kit reduced my trigger pull nominally but the feel substantially.Factory Trigge...
The bottom line is “bump stocks,” which were “legal” at the time, could not have been the “illegally possessed prohibited firearms” referred to in the “Paddock” report. So what weapon/s are they referring to? [More]
Enquiring minds want to know…
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President Obama appointed the first black female Librarian of Congress who, naturally, is a fan of Rap music, and who therefore invited rapper/flautist “Lizzo” to sound a few notes on a rare and valuable crystal flute presented to President Madison in 1813.
The grotesquely obese Lizzo performed enthusiastically and indecently attired, accompanying her flute performance with the kind of sexually-explicit movements referred to in the lamentable popular culture of today as “twerking.”
In an age of rage, Washington Post columnist and MSNBC contributor Jennifer Rubin has long been a standout in her attacks on Republicans and conservatives: “We have to collectively, in essence, burn down the Republican Party. We have to level them because if there are survivors, if there are people who weather this storm, they will do it again.” However, her recent column shows that she has made a clean break not only from Republicans but from reason. The writer (long cited by the Post as their “Republican columnist” for balance) has called for the media to abandon balance and impartiality. Rubin is demanding that the media just become overt advocates in refusing to report both sides in the myriad of political issues in this election.
In her column, Rubin rejects the “need for false balance” because the coverage can suggest that Republicans are “rational.”
September 24, 2022
So the Arema FC soccer team in Indonesia was hosting its archrivals, Persebaya. Matches between the two teams apparently have a history of clashes between their fan bases.
The hurricane hit Florida last week, an old story made new by Mother Nature. The story is so old that there's a great film about it - the 1948 movie Key Largo staring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, and Claire Trevor. The great Max Steiner wrote the score which delivers (ignore the picture in the video which is from a different Humphrey Bogart/Max Steiner film):
Claire Trevor won the Oscar for best supporting actress, playing a washed up, alcoholic bar singer. She wants a drink and the villain makes her sing a song before she gets one. The song is about a cruel boyfriend, and Edward G. Robinson plays that part to perfection. Trevor realizes as the song goes on that she's in the same position as the girl in the song. Her despairing performance is what is said to have won her the Academy Award that year.
More impressive is that Trevor repeatedly asked the director (John Huston) to rehearse the scen...
For a full deep dive into the suit, I suggest checking out the video posted by Runkle of the Bailey just recently, with Uncivil Law and Bloke on the Range as legal guest experts:
If you have personal correspondence with GWACS about feature or future plans, please end copies to KE Arms at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you would like to help with KE’s legal defense fund, the best way to do so is to buy something from their web site, www.kearms.com . The KP15 is a great lower for all sorts of projects…so why not try one for yourself?...
In this episode of TFBTV Show Time, James Reeves is at the Lorist Gun Show in Serbia checking out the newest sniper rifle from Zastava, the M12 “Black Spear.” The Black Spear is a .50 BMG sniper rifle that is more or less an updated version of Zastava’s previous M93 “Black Arrow” .50BMG sniper rifle. […]
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Democrats would ban high capacity stadiums.
Stampede at Indonesian Soccer Match Leaves 129 Dead and 180 Injured (VIDEOS)
A stampede at an Indonesian soccer match left 129 people dead on Saturday evening.
The deadly incident took place at the Kanjuruhan Stadium in the city of Malang in East Java province.
Of course, making attendees fill out 4473s and undergo background checks would probably trigger a riot in itself.
No one needs to attend a sporting event.
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There was some snickering when I mentioned that the Taurus 856 "shot to point of aim at five yards with the Fiocchi 158gr" ammunition, apparently by people who aren't aware about how the sights on fixed sight revolvers are regulated.
Welcome everyone to the TFB Armorer’s Bench! As mentioned in the little blurb below, this series will focus on a lot of home armorer and gunsmith activities. In this article, I decided to have a little fun and walk around my shop and challenge myself to find some odds and ends to talk about. Let us […]
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On October 2, 2002, the Beltway sniper attacks began. This was a series of coordinated sniper attacks in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. The attacks lasted three weeks and resulted in the killing of 10 people. — October 3rd is also the anniversary of the Mogadishu, Somalia raid. — Today’s feature article was written by JWR. — Tomorrow, we will be announcing the prize winners for Round 102 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest.
I have had a couple of consulting clients contact me since July, both asking me for advice on potential retreat locales that are fairly close to Northeastern cities. My replies to them were fairly pointed and terse: There are simply no viable retreat locales to survive a “worst case” collapse anywhere within 100 miles of New York City, Boston, or Philadephia. This is because the population density is simply too high. And, in fact, I generally discourage my clients from residing anywhere east of the Mississippi River — or better yet the Missouri River — if they have the opportunity …
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“Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum. And a certain centurion’s servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die. And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant. And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this: For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue. Then Jesus went with them. And when he …
Gufteld rules! I can't get it to embed, but click the link.
Supposedly, annual inflation, August 2021 to August 2022, was a “mere” 8.3% here in the States. Don’t believe it. Ignoring sales prices, food prices in most places have sometimes doubled in the last year: for example, at a Safeway in Rapid City, SD today, a 24-ounce loaf of Signature Select (store brand) whole wheat sandwich bread was $2.28: a year ago it was $1.19. Do the math yourself.
Ignoring volatile fuel (energy) prices, the increases are across the board: if prices for rent or certain products aren’t increasing in an area it is because there are other factors (like bureaucracy) at work.
The fact that gold prices – at least the spot price – is only $1635/ounce as I write this is an oddity as the price in dollars is dropping. Still, in 20 years the “price” of gold has climbed an astounding 403% (27% in the last 5 years). We can let the economists explain (and fight over) why this is. But in the world of...
For gun nuts, it’s now officially AUGtober! Off to Austria then, to take a look at what’s going on in Lake Traun, or Traunsee, a lake in the Salzkammergut (Salzburg area). The lake has a maximum depth of 191 meters, and it’s a popular tourist destination, with medieval castles and other attractions. In our Photo Of […]
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Rise Broadband seems to have gotten its act together.
First, the message: Napoleon famously said that an army marches on its stomach, and Big Country is trying to provision his army of attorneys to save his grand daughter from a completely messed up home situation. I expect that you've already heard about this (I expect that 95% of our readers also follow him), but any spare change you can toss his way would be very much appreciated. You can donate here.
Plus he's made an appearance in Chris Muir's Day By Day cartoon. Pretty darn cool.
Now for a quick update. It's been nothing but asses and elbows for a week, first getting ready for the storm and then cleaning up after. Long days, and it's shown me that I'm not in very good shape physically. Need to start working out.
The Queen Of The World is hurting pretty bad - back, hip, and knees have been an issue for a while now, and all the lifting and carrying has not helped. Today is a day off, by executive order. I'll post more tomorrow, but we're both pretty wiped out now.
How do you remove a hard link? If you delete the hard link from File Explorer, it deletes both the shortcut and its target. I only want to delete the shortcut.
This is a gun country, it’s crazy, we’re the most armed country in world history and we’re one of the least safest. Until Americans decide that they want to give up the guns, and give up the opportunity to get guns, we’re gonna have this problem. I’ll be happy when I’m not… mayor.
July 5, 2022
Philly Mayor Jim Kenney Says He’s So Sick of Guns He’ll Be ‘Happy’ to Not Be Mayor
[With that attitude toward a specific enumerated right, a lot of other people will be glad when he is not mayor too.—Joe]
Today I’m taking FN’s new High Power out to the range for some first shots. I’m curious to see if it really is more comfortable to shoot than the original High Power, and if it can digest a wide variety of ammunition (something the originals were not great at)…
Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of some of the most high-performing, yet affordable suppressors in today’s market. Last week we talked about Game Theory and Form 1 NFA Firearms. This week we take a glimpse into the past before NFA ever existed, […]
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In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves interviews 25-year LAPD ex-undercover vice officer, Jeremy Stafford (who is also an editor of Guns & Ammo Magazine) about what worked for him when he would EDC when he was an undercover vice cop for the Los Angeles Police Department. From guns to knives, to medical gear/IFAKs, Stafford […]
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