Monday, 19 August

06:55

YOU NEED TO GROW A PAIR AND STOP GETTING YOUR LACK OF MANHOOD FROM A FIREARM. ITS A PIECE OF METAL, IT DOESN’T DEFINE YOU

CO Independent @COIndependent1
Tweeted on August 5, 2019
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday!

H/T to less fat Dave @BigFatDave.

We have SCOTUS decisions. They have childish insults.—Joe]

Hard to Arse

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 04:00, Monday, 19 August

I should just skip Mondays, go right to first and second Tuesday.

If you aren't gonna even arse yourself to enforce the gun laws you have in some of the most restrictive environments in the country, then don't bother to pass MORE gun control laws.  Oh, wait, criminals aren't the target of the new laws?  The target is innocent people like me?  I stand corrected.

I remember reasing this way back.  I noticed it too.  How gleeful NPR sounded at the thought of bread lines and Hoovervilles.  Mr. Postrel just wrote about it, back then.  Liberal salivation over a coming economic depression

It's a shame we can't just apply economic down turns and gun bans to just liberals.  But how would that even work?

Give 'em an Inch

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:15, Monday, 19 August

Kamala Harris is proposing a new kind of 'red flag' law to take guns away from racists [More]
Hey, they don't want to go to war if those they attack fight back.

If he's one of the Republiquislings, show that to your rep and ask him if he groks what a tool he's being.

War Drums

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:13, Monday, 19 August

BERNIE SANDERS SAYS 'WE WILL GO TO WAR AGAINST WHITE NATIONALISM AND RACISM' [More]
"We"?

Meaning anyone who is not a communist or a useful idiot, I presume...

Does this mean that in order to ultimately enforce their will they'll be putting "weapons of war on the streets"?


[More]The totalitarian-minded want you dead. They want the government to kill you. They have no problem with the military executing citizens on American soil if it's their bidding that is being done.

Aaaaaa Hooooo...

Mission Accomplished!

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:12, Monday, 19 August

NRA SAYS NEW FLORIDA LAW WOULD TAKE AWAY RIFLES FROM '10-YEAR-OLD LITTLE GIRLS' ON THEIR BIRTHDAYS [More]
The headline is what matters to most, so what will stick is the Alinsky Rule 5 ridicule.

Thing is, the point they're making fun of is valid. Or it would be if Bill Ruger hadn't thrown everyone else under the bus for a government-enforced "competitive" advantage.

[Via DDS]

Hate Mongers

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:11, Monday, 19 August

The Southern Poverty Law Center is a hate-based scam that nearly caused me to be murdered [More]
So Mike didn't belong on "Hate Watch"?

[Via ...
Jerri Kelly: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know [More]
The two salient facts are she and hubby had LE careers, which no doubt shaped her actions, and she received different treatment from those who did not.

Thank You, Captain Oblivious

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:18, Monday, 19 August

The benefits of supporting a revived Project Exile are obvious... [More]
No, they're not.

But the dangers sure are.

I'll say one thing for the guy -- he sure knows how to attract comments.

Shall Not Be Infringed...

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:17, Monday, 19 August

...means precisely that which was originally written. [More]
Check out the new website (and blog) from E. David Quammen of Gun Show on the Net.

Turning a Blind Eye

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:16, Monday, 19 August

Certain unknown 3rd party actors are aware of this secret vulnerability and exploit it...When Google says an account was deactivated because of "suspicious" activity, this is how they often do it. [More]
In other words, they're an intentional safe haven for lying snitches.

[Via Michael G]

Active Killer Ambush Tactics for Unarmed Defenders

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 04:00, Monday, 19 August

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   You can prevail against an active killer even if you are unarmed.   One of the most famous cases where unarmed men stopped an active killer was on a train traveling between Amsterdam and Paris a few years ago.  Four unarmed Americans and one unarmed Brit teamed up to take […]

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OVERLOOKED HYPOCRISY FROM GUN BANNERS

by Mas in at 06:00, Monday, 19 August

Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke rails against mass incarceration in America. Yet this past Thursday, he demanded a ban on private ownership of semiautomatic rifles. Well, let’s crunch some numbers. According to Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun organ The Trace, there are 15 … Read more

The following blog is an excerpt from Active, Dormant, & Extinct Volcanoes of the National Park System by the National Park Foundation.

Volcanoes National Park SystemHawai’i Volcanoes National Park

Scaling rocks that never peak, leaving a gaping hole capable of spewing rock, ash, molten lava, ...

Poor lighting can prevent your abilities to navigate around obstacles and also hinders your ability to locate a potential intruder or quickly assess a threat. Realizing that criminal activity peaks during evening hours, especially after dark, it’s important to have the advantage of illumination. We know that law enforcement carries weapon-mounted lights, and with the new, compact options available today, more citizens are choosing to add them to their carry gun. Meet Streamlight.

I won't do it until I'm forced to)!"
A list of the Usual Suspects is included

Double Standard? That Would Never Happen

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Monday, 19 August

Except of course it would. Baylor lets female professors fool around with students, punishes males for doing the same: lawsuit. Now this guy probably is guilty of bad judgement, but he was guilty, with no way of proving his innocence, once he was accused. Johnson [Title IX coordinator] ignored that the accuser had changed her […]

Never Use Any “Found” USB or Lightning Cables

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Monday, 19 August

Or anything found for that matter. And you probably need to be aware of anything offered at an incredibly low price. These Legit-Looking iPhone Lightning Cables Will Hijack Your Computer. Because you are not smarter than the hackers. It looks like an Apple lightning cable. It works like an Apple lightning cable. But it will […]

Bluetooth? I’ll Keep My 3.5mm Headphone Jack, Thanks

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:39, Monday, 19 August

This isn’t the first exploit to hit Bluetooth, and it probably won’t be the last. New Attack exploiting serious Bluetooth weakness can intercept sensitive data. Address book syncing between a car and phone, keystroke from a keyboard, it isn’t a particular product that is vulnerable, it is the ENTIRE Bluetooth architecture. KNOB doesn’t require an […]

Dreyse Model 1835 Needlefire Breechloading Pistol

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Monday, 19 August

Lot 408 in the September 2019 RIA auction.

Johann Nicolaus Dreyse, later promoted to the aristocracy as Nicolaus von Dreyse, designed the first mainstream military breechloading rifle. His rifle was adopted by Prussia and changed military history, but this was not his only work. Dreyse also endeavored to sell guns commercially, both rifles and handguns. This is an example of one of his first, the Model 1835. It is a single shot breechloader, with the chamber consisting of a rotating tumbler. The firing mechanism is identical in concept to that of his Model 1841 rifle, just scaled down for the smaller pistol. The piece uses a power charge of just 6 grains, but its breechloading action was quite advanced for the 1830s!

The New Dillon Precision XL750 Reloader

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Monday, 19 August

Reloaders take note! There is a new interesting reloading machine from Dillon Precision called the XL750. The new Dillon XL750 is a high-speed progressive reloading machine designed to load common rifle and handgun cartridges. Just to clarify, the XL750 is the blue thing in the picture above, not the red curtains nor the lady in […]

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Sunday, 18 August

23:55

Pet Peeves...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 21:58, Sunday, 18 August

The phobia some cultures have for pocket knives, no matter how small or innocuous, is one of those things that just grinds me to a halt.

Dude, understand this: In the ancestry of H. sapiens are many different predecessors. Go back far enough and the genus name changes from Homo to Australopithecus.

Do you want to know the difference between Homo and Australopithecus? The former had the sense to carry around a sharpened rock against expected need, and that's what made them human.
.

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I recently received an email from Robert Z. asking three questions:

I have a couple of coworkers interested in shooting and I wanted to get your advice:

1) I have an orange gun – do you teach them the basics (grip, stance, 4 rules) before going to the range or you do it there?

2) most of the time you seem to have a private bay, is this something for VIPs only or any regular Robert can reserve? I live in Redmond, too, and I think it is well worth the money as you may end up with someone shooting some cannon next to you and the new shooter will start flinching from that.

3) how do you select what firearms you start with?

Here are my answers:

1) If I have the chance I teach them with my blue gun before going to the range. But most of the time I don’t have that opportunity.

2) I have an early Platinum membership which allows me to reserve Bay 3 at West Coast Armory (Bellevue) a couple times a month at no charge. The present day Platinum memberships don’t have that benefit. I think, with some membership types, you can still reserve it for a pric...

Have you forgotten?

by Tam in View From The Porch at 20:31, Sunday, 18 August

Why, yes. Yes, I have forgotten.

Every trip I forget something.

This trip I forgot my portable HDD, which I use for photo storage. Worse, I also forgot my CF card reader, so it looks like I won't get to play Photoshop until I get home tomorrow.
.

Marysville USPSA August – Open Division Win

by lokeuei in Gunbot! at 17:30, Sunday, 18 August

Expanding by adding Canadian states?

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 18:00, Sunday, 18 August

By Nathan Barton

In the last commentaries, I’ve discussed the potential for expansion of the Fifty States – de jure and not de facto (as American forces straddle the globe today). In the last commentary, we looked at the politics and potential for adding new States in various ways.

Let us continue that discussion by zooming in on the Canadian Provinces as prospects for new American States.

Canada is an anomaly, and has been badly fractured for years. In reality, it is actually more like six different nations:

  • British Columbia and the Yukon on the west.
  • The Prairie Provinces (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba) and the Northwest Territories (Yukon might be considered here instead of with BC).
  • Ontario
  • Quebec
  • The Maritime Provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador

Unlike the Fifty States, the Provinces are NOT “sovereign” even in theory, BUT their right to secede has been endorsed by court...

16:55

Ouida Potatoes

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 05:49, Monday, 19 August

Belle has a good friend, Ouida, (Wee-da) who gave us this recipe, and it has become a favorite.  It's quick, easy, and a big hit at gatherings, whether in the shop at a church gathering.  It gets rave reviews, and is easy-peasy.

Ouida Potatoes.
3 lbs red potatoes. Green onions, chopped for garnish. Bacon bits. ...

POTD: Major Erik Bonde during the Congo Crisis

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Sunday, 18 August

TFB’s Photo Of The Day – today we go back in time to between 1960 and 1965 and the Congo Crisis. The picture is probably taken in 1961. Soon after the Republic of the Congo (today the Democratic Republic of the Congo) became independent from Belgium, the crisis began which turned the country into a […]

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Fort Morgan, Colorado US Historical Climate Network Station. It is easy to see how urbanization can impact recorded temperature data.

Issues & Insights identifies the key flaw in the Alarmist narrative.

The United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is quite certain Earth will be in trouble if the global temperature exceeds pre-industrial levels by 1.5 degrees Celsius or more. But how can anyone know? According to university research, “global temperature” is a meaningless concept.

“Discussions on global warming often refer to ‘global temperature.’ Yet the concept is thermodynamically as well as mathematically an impossibility,” says Science Daily, paraphrasing Bjarne Andresen, a professor at the University of Copenhagen’s Niels Bohr Institute, one of three authors of a paper questioning the “validity of a ‘global te...

09:55

The First and Second Amendments mean exactly what they say. You should be able to express whatever you want and you should be able to own any kind of weaponry you want and can afford. End. Of. Fucking. Story.

Milo Yiannopoulos @m
Via Gab on August 5, 2019
[I think a good case can be made on restrictions for libel, slander, and incitement to riot/violence. But those exceptions doesn’t make for a good sound bite.—Joe]

NOW I'm home

by Murphy's Law in Lagniappe's Lair at 07:18, Sunday, 18 August

Went to a show last night to see a good friend perform, then took her out for a late dinner. And being New Orleans, the restaurant didn't care one bit that she was green and had elf ears on.

...

Reloading: Should I crimp?

by lothaen in The New Rifleman at 09:22, Sunday, 18 August

I get asked sometimes (actually never) “should I crimp my ammo or not?”

That’s a complicated question. To crimp ammo is to simply apply pressure around the case mouth and squeeze the case against the bullet jacket. Some reloaders say it helps accuracy, and some say it deteriorates accuracy. The theory is that crimping ensures uniform neck tension with each crimp being the same from bullet to bullet. So did it make a difference?

All I can do is share my results so you can come to your own conclusion.

Using my go to accuracy testing load, Hornady 53 ELD match, and a Lee Factory Crimp Die… I loaded and crimped ten ELDs and then left ten un-crimped.

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As we can see, there are definitely more flyers in the crimped ammo. The group is far more spread put and the mean radius expanded from .36 MOA to .58 MOA.

The crimp on my Lee is set very light. I don’t have a good measure of how much crimp is present, but the wings of the...

August 18, 1940 is called "The Hardest Day", the height of the fighting in the Battle of Britain.  The British and Germans between them lost 125 aircraft that day, plus many more damaged.  But the Germans took the worst of it: not only did they lose over 130 pilots killed or captured (vs 10 killed on the British side), the blow to Hermann Goering's reputation was decisive.  He had been telling Hitler that he had RAF Fighter Command on the ropes, and yet his Luftwaffe met hundreds of fighters.


In 1969 a film was made of the battle.  You couldn't make it today - not only were there dozens of period aircraft (filmed from a B-25 that had been converted into a flying camera station), but it had an all-star cast of patriotic British actors: Sir Lawrence Olivier, Christopher Plummer, Michael Redgrave, and Michael Caine were only a few of the cast.

The music score was originally by Sir William Walton (a venerable composer of the day) but United Artists didn't like it and brought in the American Ron Goodwin.  Olivier protested, threatening to have his name removed from the credits, so a compromise was struck where both...

Scary!

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 09:07, Sunday, 18 August


The Antarctic Worm: Eulagisca gigantea. “Judging by the size of the jaws, [it] is a predator, but its diet is unknown, and very little is known about its biology.”

The White Rose of Stalingrad

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:59, Sunday, 18 August

Lydia Vladimirovna Litvyak (Лидия Владимировна Литвяк) 18 August 1921 – 1 August 1943. She was known to everyone as Lilya. ‘The White Rose of Stalingrad’ was a female pilot who terrorized the Nazis. Litvyak was only 20 years old when Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. The young girl rushed […]

Sunday Roundup of Link Roundups

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:14, Sunday, 18 August

It’s Sunday, so that means that Pirate’s Cove has Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup. Jihad Watch discusses UK police looking for someone who said something mean to a Muslim Noisy Room notes the Left’s “white nationalist” fraud Pacific Pundit covers the Antifa attacks in Portland, as the police were pulled off the streets Patterico’s Pontifications highlights […]

Family Members of Kid Shot in Self-defense Are Unhappy

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Sunday, 18 August

Oh, and Cook County prosecutors agree, there should be no consequences for your actions. (Or the foreseeable consequences they produce.) Family Distraught After Boy Is Shot Dead In Lake County, Cousins Charged With Murder Despite Not Pulling Trigger. Let’s start off with the Law, which has been around for 200 years. (Though Illinois had to […]

The Left is going crazy over the decision to employ felony murder charges against a bunch of Chicago teens, who had the bad judgement to leave Cook County. Prosecutor defends controversial murder charges against teen burglary suspects. “Charging these offenders with felony murder as adults is based entirely on the law,” Nerheim said in a […]

Marston 3-Barrel Selectable Pocket Derringer

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Sunday, 18 August

Lot 1173 in the September 2019 RIA auction.

William Marston was born in the UK in 1822 and emigrated to the US in the 1830s with his father, who was a gun smith. William became a naturalized citizen in 1843, and in 1844 went to work for his father in the family business. He would later open his own shop, and became successful making a wide variety of firearms – mostly concealable pocket pistols – until his death in 1872.

This is one of his 3-barrel derringers, with a pretty neat auto-indexing system. This one is in .32 rimfire with 3” barrels, although 4” barrels and .22 rimfire versions were also made. Production began in 1858, but really picked up with the addition of an extractor in 1864. That improved model would see some 3300 examples made.

Everyone should have a well-stocked medical kit. More-so, I think that all gun owners should have, at the very least, a small kit to deal with the injuries they have an increased chance of encountering. We all enjoy watching YouTube videos of “people doing dumb things and getting injured” but rarely do we see any […]

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05:55

Well, I don't like the mandatory part.  But, Representative Richmond, let's negotiate.  I'll sell the US government one of my 'assault weapons'.   See?  Art of the compromise.  You get one of 400 millions guns off the 'street' (but I never leave it outside).  I get a little folding money to add to my savings account.

The price is $3,000,000. That's cheap.  Just wait til you hear what some other gun owners are gonna ask you for.  Lemme know. 


Sunday Smile

by Unknown in Home on the Range at 05:45, Sunday, 18 August


The theme of the morning is, “How prosecutors for Cook County, Illinois undermine the rule of law.” Cops say he had all of these guns and explosive ammo — a judge lets him go for $500. I’m more interested in the 2nd story at that link. A man who was charged with six felony gun […]

01:55

How A Glock Works

by ENDO-Mike in Everyday No Days Off – Gun Blog at 00:08, Sunday, 18 August

Wow this is one of the best animations I’ve ever seen:

The animation was done by Matt Rittman. He talks about the process and what programs he used on his blog. The YouTube descriptions says it took him 500+ hours.  I don’t doubt that.

Thoughts?

Hiding Guns Inside A Door

by ENDO-Mike in Everyday No Days Off – Gun Blog at 00:00, Sunday, 18 August

IIIIIIIIIIIIIInteresting:

Colin hides snacks, but I’m sure you can figure it out if you want to do guns.  Looks like a lot of work, but people seem to LOVE covert hiding places for stuff.

Thoughts?

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Saturday, 17 August

22:55

Saturday Night Music

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 19:58, Saturday, 17 August

Article here. She suggests that the real problem in mass shootings is "double-barreled extended magazine clips" and guns that will shoot thru walls and police "armories." I had to listen to the video to assure myself that, yes, she said it. And that committing the mentally ill who are dangerous to themselves or others is criminalizing mental illness. And a bunch of other things.

A long day on the range...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 21:56, Saturday, 17 August


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August hot back,

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 20:00, Saturday, 17 August

nice weather to be in where it's cooler.



















19:55

“Slap me five!”
“Don’t understand.”
“Slap me five!”
“Sniff your hand?”
“No! Slap me five!”
“Still not…”
“Slap me five!”
“Can I…buy a vowel or something?”
“Slap me five!”
“Okay, look. How about you just pet me?”

American expansion – how and where?

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 17:00, Saturday, 17 August

By Nathan Barton

In a previous commentary, I discussed the FedGov acquiring Greenland from Denmark, much as (102 years ago) the FedGov bought the US Virgin Islands. While Greenland would almost certainly not be admitted to the Union (become a state), the VI (which has about 110,000 people, or about twice that of Greenland) has been content to be just a territory.

As I pointed out in the first article, none of these overseas territories are likely to ever be admitted to the Union, primarily because of population.  Except for Puerto Rico (3.3 million), every other territory (even if Greenland were included) together barely come close to half a million people, including Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Marianas, and Wake. Many are uninhabited completely.

In order to get Congress to admit another state, there would have to be some strong political reasons and a whole lot of horse trading. This is hardly new: that has been the reason for many admissions.  For example, Maine got its freedom from Massachusetts and became a state as part of the Missouri Compromise of 1820, to keep slave and free states balanced. Thirty years la...

16:55

Yes, I know it is still summer, but only in direct sunlight in the day does it feel like it.  I am sitting on my back porch with the cool wind blowing past me.

We had a number of people from church up last night for dinner and astronomy.  The sky was clear and relatively calm.  At 156x, Jupiter's multiple clouds bands were highly visible, with good contrast.  All four Galilean satellites were visible, and bright enough against a dark motionless sky that everyone immediately recognized that they were not stars.  A couple of the adults did not realize that satellites are not always artificial.  But once they mastered that idea, they realized that they are like our Moon.

As expected, no one looked at Saturn without be overwhelmed.  Cassini's Division was very obvious on the east and west sides of the planet.  This was at 78x.  I should probably have gone up in power, but the Moon was rising.  At least one of the adults immediately recognized that he was looking at several of Saturn's larger satellites.  Titan, in particular, is so bright and non-twinkling that it sort of hours itself aw...

The Monsoon has hit pause and it’s gone back to being sunny and really sweaty hot every day. Fine, there are advantages and disadvantages but you know what? I really like taking showers. And someday there’ll be a new water heater at Ian’s place but in the meantime sitting around wishing I could have a real wash is not getting me anywhere. I decided that, despite my doubt about their efficacy, a possible little of something was better than a definite lot of nothing.

So…I did something I’d always dismissed as useless.

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Relatives of Dead Criminals Don’t Like Self-defense

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 16:42, Saturday, 17 August

He should have just stood there and been stabbed, according to the grieving mother. ‘Why would you just come out shooting?’ Mother of 14-year-old boy killed by Lake County homeowner questions man’s account. Well, he didn’t come out shooting. He came out yelling, and two of the would-be car thieves came at him, one of […]

We all love rockets – so let’s fire away in this Photo Of The Day. There’s a lot of fire and smoke involved as rockets do what they do, so the pictures become quite spectacular. Above you can see Alpha Battery, 1-182 Field Artillery as they fire their High Mobility Artillery Rocket system in July […]

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They have admitted their guilt

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 10:03, Saturday, 17 August

Dean Baquet, the executive editor of the New York Times, recently admitted they structured their “newsroom” to bring down President Trump. When they failed with the false Russia conspiracy story they came up with a different plan and restructured accordingly.

See New York Times chief outlines coverage shift: From Trump-Russia to Trump racism

They have admitted their guilt. Why isn’t this being treated as libel and the New York Times and staff sued into oblivion?

09:55

Quote of the day—Annie Oakley

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:00, Saturday, 17 August

I would like to see every woman know how to handle guns as naturally as they know how to handle babies.

Annie Oakley
[H/T to Alex of Ammo.com.

I should have posted this on Oakley’s birthday, last Tuesday, August 13th. Which also happens to be my dad’s birthday. But, I wasn’t reading all my email and missed this one until last night.—Joe]

Don Williams - My Rifle, My Pony and Me

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 07:06, Saturday, 17 August

A couple years back, the Queen Of The World and I went on a horseback tour of Gettysburg.  Today we ride the Harley up there and take another.  The last time was from the Union lines, this time it will be from the Confederate side.  We'll trade our iron horse for the real thing, to get a view of the battle the way the soldiers of the day would have seen it.

This all reminds me of Don Williams' great old song from the film Rio Bravo.  That version was sun by Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson, but Williams voice is like silk here.  Williams sadly died a coupl...

But it's a family from the Dark & Fascist State of New Jersey, in Canada, so scratch that.
"It was like something out of a horror movie." That's how a Morris County mom described a recent camping trip, where her family was attacked by a wolf.

And it was her husband who used his bare hands and large rocks to fight off the wolf that wanted to attack his family in Canada last week. When the ferocious animal tried to drag him off, a "guardian angel" named Russ arrived and saved everybody.


is they're Jew-hating asshats who want to destroy Israel.  There, wasn't that simple?

Note that Tlaib was told "Yes, you can visit your family, but you cannot attend meetings with these groups while you're there", and she said that agreeing to that would 'break her mother's heart'.  Which means "Then you're not trying to visit your mother, asshole, so stay out."

Amusing Trump Commercial

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:17, Saturday, 17 August

HT: Vanderleun.

Establishment America Tolerates No Dissent

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 06:55, Saturday, 17 August


St. George School, Newport, R.I. I went to St. George School myself, but mine was in Shenandoah, PA.

The other day, a Yale classmate announced on the Facebook Class Group that a female member of a significantly later class has a book on the beginning years of coeducation at Yale, Yale Needs Women, coming out next month.

I pre-ordered a copy, and remarked to the group that it looked to me like the author was, unfortunately, going to be milking a “Poor us, we were victims!” perspective. Suddenly, a formerly genial classmate from St. Paul’s was urging me to take my misogynistic opinions someplace else....

They Blame Technology When It’s Really Management

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Saturday, 17 August

What happens when you micromanage people to the nth degree? Minneapolis drops controversial 911 answering software. They quit. Management of Minneapolis’s 911 call center spent $730,000 dollars on a system, and training, to take all humanity out of the 911 call center. ProQA prompts dispatchers to ask specific questions, in a specific order, based on […]

Audi – not Tesla – Gets Top Safety Rating for Electric Car

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Saturday, 17 August

Not a surprise, that a car company would be better at making cars than a tech company. Audi e-tron becomes the first all-electric vehicle to earn IIHS top safety rating. The 2019 Audi e-tron has become the first battery-electric vehicle to earn a top safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an achievement […]

Saturday Links

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:22, Saturday, 17 August

I hope your your weekend is off to a good start. Adaptive Curmudgeon – Can A Tinfoil Hat Wearing Blogger Be Insufficiently Paranoid? The failure of the Rule of Law. The Daley Gator – Yes, students at George Washington University sign petition for more inclusive, crosswalk signals. Power Line – All the president’s men, Obama […]

Spencer 1871 Conversion: From Carbine to Infantry Rifle

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Saturday, 17 August

Lot 237 in the September 2019 RIA auction.

During the Civil War, the Union purchased about 12,000 Spencer rifles and many tens of thousands of carbines, and the weapon became a standard arm for the Cavalry service. After the war, thousands of Spencers were in warehouses and arsenals in need of refit either from combat damage or just abuse and neglect. Springfield Armory took on the job of repairing these weapons after the war. In February of 1871, the Armory commandant suggested that he had received a batch of about 1,100 Spencer carbines from Fort Leavenworth, and that he could refit them into infantry rifles. This plan was approved by the Ordnance Department, and a total of 1,109 conversions were produced in 1871.

The conversion work was done by replacing t...

TFBTV: The Top 5 Glock 19 Alternatives and Competitors

by James Reeves in The Firearm Blog at 07:00, Saturday, 17 August

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves discusses the best alternative and competitors to the Glock 19, as well as their shortcomings and what they do better than the Glock 19, if anything. These will all be 9mm compact polymer-framed handguns from reputable manufacturers. Any guesses? Read more at: https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2019/08/16/5-glock-19-alternatives/ ««« PATREON GIVEAWAYS »»» TFBTV […]

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Hush PuppyGood morning everyone and thank you for joining us for the 86th edition of Silencer Saturday. Last week we laid out some basic tips and advice for new silencer owners, prospective buyers and anyone else who gets their firearm information from mainstream media and Hollywood movies. Today, at the other end of the spectrum, we’ll […]

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EDC KnivesEvery Day Carry – “EDC” – has expanded into it’s own sub-industry in recent years, blossoming from just “keys-phone-gun-wallet” to medical gear, flashlights and of course knives. While a trip through Instagram may have you believing that without a Rolex and a fancy inlaid mother of pearl auto opener you aren’t worthy to leave the […]

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05:55

Ooo, good

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 03:00, Saturday, 17 August

I wish more gun writers and shooter would post stuff like this.  I LOVE this kind of stuff.  Tips.  Mini-tips.  Gun koas. 

With the 20% tighter thing, we are on different paths.  Though I am not confident I won't come around to tighter before tighter people come around to a more relaxed grip.  The goal is the same.  After a shot drop the barrel as quick as possible back to aligned with the target.  What you MUSTN'T do, either way, is tighten up in the middle of a recoil.  Now your barrel is aligned with the clouds, and you need to fight it back down as hard as you fought it going up there.

These quick tips might not settle in right away.  Tam even describes that.  But then a lightbulb goes off and "Ohhhhhhhhh, that's what they mean..."

Took me a while to grok Cooper's "Front sight, press..." properly.  I mean I knew what he meant, but didn't know what he meant.  Now I sorta do.  Know.  What was meant.

Karn Evil 9 1st Impression, Pt. 2

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:39, Saturday, 17 August

Any band that attracts the attention of Hans Giger can’t be all bad. Giger’s artwork graced the cover of this album, and the sleeve. What is featured here is a small part of a song that covered more than an entire side of an LP. I think this was the bit that got some radio […]

02:55

Like I (we) always say… you gotta train like you fight:

That vid is obviously just an amuse-bouche.  I can’t wait for the whole thing… if James is involved something tells me it’s going to be hittin different than all the other training course videos. ...

Wow huge plot twist, you guys will never see it coming 🙄🙄🙄:

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20:55

New shooter report

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 20:29, Friday, 16 August

On August 2nd Ry brought Henry, his nephew from Illinois, to the range. Henry had shot a fair amount with Airsoft guns but never a real gun. As usual, I started him out with safety rules, grip, stance, and sight alignment on a suppressed .22 from about 10 feet away. This was his first shot (from a video by Ry):

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Most of the time he was able to keep them on the target. He tended to have a bimodal distribution of his shots. They were either good or way off. I gave him the gun when the chamber empty when he expected the gun to be loaded. The bobble of the gun showed both of us he was not holding the gun steady as he squeezed the trigger. More dry fire helped.

I moved him on to shooting multiple targets. One shot per target. After he seemed have that down fairly well I removed the suppressor and brought out the timer. The pressure of the timer...

Quora - a Target-Rich Environment

by Kevin in The Smallest Minority at 06:53, Saturday, 17 August

Here's a short, pithy exchange from Quora.  The original answer is mine.

Original question: “How many ‘good guys with guns’ have saved the day against criminals in the US?”

The lowest estimate for defensive gun usage in the U.S. is approximately 108,000 per year - that’s (carry the one…) 295 times a day. The vast majority of these defensive gun uses involve no shots fired. As a result, no mention in the news. A few do make it, like these:

Man holds suspected burglar at gunpoint in east Tulsa

Citizen holds assault suspect at gunpoint at Wenatchee gas station

Deputies: Homeowner pulls gun on intruder with face he won't forget

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I would like to buy Greenland

by USCitizen in Traction Control at 22:00, Sunday, 18 August

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Cash deal. No warranty required.

$0.22 per acre.

$123,200,000 total.

---See the source image Actor Peter Fonda, the star and co-writer of “Easy Rider” and the son of acting legend Henry Fonda and brother of Jane Fonda, has died, his family confirmed Friday. He was 79.CBS News report

Requiescat in Pace

by ASM826 in Borepatch at 19:12, Friday, 16 August


It's been a week so far,

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 20:00, Friday, 16 August

so time to relax and study a bit.



















For this week’s edition of Friday Night Lights, we will take a look at the various accessories to attach night observation devices (NODs) for helmet worn applications. There are quite a lot of options. Some are extremely basic while others have a whole host of features to adjust your NODs to your eyes. Let’s take […]

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Pals

by Murphy's Law in Lagniappe's Lair at 15:31, Friday, 16 August

It's hard to believe that these two hated each other once.

Belle was determined from the beginning to be a one-person dog and she never missed an opportunity to let Murphy know that she was the new boss dog Alpha in the house. For a while I couldn't even get them to stay in the same room together. But now...

Racine County's Shooters Sports Center Manager Mike Arts said he didn't see a problem with the new bill. "I think it's great. I think most responsible shop owners, I'm not speaking for them, but I would think most of them would think it's a very good idea," he said. [More]
Nice rope you're selling there, Mike.

Are you really that dumb?

Or are you just trying to appear "reasonable" so the antis will get off your back?

[Via Mike F]
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Dem State Rep Trying to Obtain Cocaine Impersonates, Threatens Cops - ‘I’m a legit officer doing a drug bust,’ Forestal told a couple, asking where to get drugs [More]
I like that he pulled family Democrat political connections and said he'd have their badges: 

Do you know who I am???

Naturally, the punk has turned his Twitter and Facebook accounts off. And naturally, he doesn't think you're trustworthy enough to be armed.

As always, be aware of the Fauxnly Ones archive in case you ever need to prove that there are reasons to have doubts about whether someone accosting you is a real cop.

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American expansion?

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 16:07, Friday, 16 August

By Nathan Barton

By now, you may have heard that The Donald (Trump) is “obsessed” with the idea of the FedGov purchasing Greenland.  It is presently a dependent territory (“autonomous country”) of the Kingdom of Denmark, as it has been for centuries. It has less than 60,000 people in 800,000+ square miles (largest island in the world, though 83% is “water’ (including ice in glaciers).

Although there are those talking about a 51st State, I think it insane to believe that Congress would approve a mere 60,000 people being a state, with two senators and one congressman.  The advocates of Democracy (not just members of the Democratic Party) would scream and no doubt race violently into the streets against it. Almost certainly it would be a self-governing (mostly) territory like the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, or Guam.  (At least stationing a few hundred Marines on it would not cause it to overturn like the idiotic congressman feared would happen to Guam.)

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POTD: Australian 2nd Commando Regiment

by Jack D in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Friday, 16 August

Today’s Photo Of The Day features Australian Army soldiers from the 2nd Commando regiment conducting in a training exercise with their M4A5 rifles. In this photograph, taken by CPL Kyle Genner, we see Australian Army Commandos conducting in a series of counter-terrorism exercises earlier this year in May or 2019. On close inspection, we can […]

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Featured Deals of the Week – 8/16/19

by Benjamin F in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Friday, 16 August

Deals-of-the-Week-HeaderAlright folks, you know the drill. Wallets out, card balances paid off, let’s have another Featured Deals of the Week. As always let me know in the comments if you want me to go find some deals that just aren’t making it into the list for whatever reason. Beretta Cheetah (M81) .32 ACP, surplus – […]

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13:55

I like this bike!

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 13:26, Friday, 16 August

Honestly I didn’t expect to. The only other time I tried to use a bicycle around here it was not a pleasant experience. Between the soft sand in the wash crossings and getting my kidneys beat to death on every washboard and washout, I wasn’t sorry when it fell to pieces, and it didn’t take long.

But this is entirely different, and not just because of the motor assist…

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So first I got banned for pretending to be from an imaginary country, insulting the livestock dating tendencies of our imaginary enemies from a different imaginary country – http://monsterhunternation.com/2019/08/13/another-example-why-facebook-is-super-dumb/

Then my fans had a whole lot of fun with it and I got to do a prison break photo shoot – http://monsterhunternation.com/2019/08/14/why-facebook-is-super-dumb-part-ii-the-freedoming/

But that offended a bunch of assholes who decided we were having fun wrong – http://monsterhunternation.com/2019/08/15/the-super-dumbness-continues-mike-glyer-edition/

Which brings us to today:

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.350 Legend?

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 13:24, Friday, 16 August

I got my American Rifleman today and saw a picture of a new cartridge from Winchester, the .350 Legend.  I'm a big fan of .35 caliber cartridges, ad I must say that my curiosity is piqued.  Evidently, it's based on the .223 Remington cartridge, blown out to .35 caliber, and is a straight-walled case.

It was designed, evidently, as a niche cartridge for those folks who cannot use bottleneck cases for deer hunting, but it throws a 300 grain, .35 cal bullet at 1800 fps.  My first thought was ' "Big Deal!  I have a 45-70 load that throws a 405 grain bullet at 1800."

But then I started thinking; This is based o the .223 case.  It might fit through an AR.  Or, a really small bolt gun.  Either way, it would make a dandy cast-bullet rifle.  If Junior were still alive, he'd be on this thing like a duck on a june bug.

Right now, it's a new, niche cartridge, but I can see the potential.

John Hickenlooper Announces He's Dropping Out Of Presidential Race [More]
Maybe a little music will cheer him up:

You Don't Have to Justify It

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:55, Friday, 16 August

I’m A Professor, And I Carry A Gun On Campus. Here’s Why [More]
Good for you but it's really none of our business.

[Via Michael G]

"From what I’ve understood from other attorneys, they are trying to establish that I’ve got some sort of mental problem in order to make their case easier. This is a large way in which they intimidate their employees that go rogue on the company," he explained. San Francisco police confirmed to Project Veritas that they did receive a "mental health call" and went to Vorhies' address. [More]
Well if that doesn't call for a Red Flag I don't know what does.

[Via Michael G]
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I Beg to Differ

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:47, Friday, 16 August

THE PHILLY POLICE SHOOTINGS HAPPENED BECAUSE GUN LAWS WEREN'T ENFORCED [More]
I'd say that's the wrong way of looking at it.

Now if you want a law that'll work...

[Via Mack H]

What Price Freedom?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:41, Friday, 16 August

“I see more clearly than I ever have — that not only do we need universal background checks; not only do we need red flag laws, that would stop somebody when they pose a danger to themselves or someone else; not only do we need to end the sale of assault weapons and weapons of war, that were designed for the battlefield and have no place in our communities,” he said. “We must as a country buy those weapons, take them off the streets altogether.”[More]
Mine's not for sale.

Or it wouldn't be if I had one.

[Via Mack H]
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Only Half the Battle

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:00, Friday, 16 August

MORE LATINOS IN EL PASO ENROLL IN CONCEALED CARRY GUN CLASS AFTER MASS SHOOTINGS, STORE SAYS [More]
So how are they going to vote?


A Crazy Idea

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:32, Friday, 16 August

President Trump said Thursday in response to mass shootings that the U.S. needs to build more mental institutions to keep sick, dangerous people off the streets and away from access to guns. [More]
As long as it doesn't involve"due process second," yeah.

[Via Mack H]

Lindsey Graham, Richard Blumenthal, Dianne Feinstein, Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Kamala Harris, and the whole cast of characters pushing to strip gun rights without due process voted to release gun felons who were convicted after painstaking due process. [More]
Is it really cognitive dissonance if it's intentional?

[Via Mack H]

Governor Wolf will be joined by Charles Ramsey, Chair of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, who will use his expertise in a new role advising the executive branch on implementing these changes. [More]
The same Charles Ramsey who the state wouldn't investigate for misdemeanor and felony violations of Pennsylvania's Uniform Firearms Act because he openly carried a firearm yet had not been certified?

[Via ...

No Hypocrisy There

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:56, Friday, 16 August

Ilhan Omar Claims “Every Day” 500 People Die from Guns Yet She Hangs Out with CAIR Gun-Toting Radical!?! [More]
How is that not consistent with everything she stands for? You're the one she doesn't want armed. Hasn't she made that clear?

[Via bondmen]

Mark of the B.E.A.S.T.

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:53, Friday, 16 August

Over the past four decades, the B.E.A.S.T.  has decimated America’s manufacturing capabilities while funding wars around the globe.  It has dumbed down the nation’s populace, expanded governmental welfare programs, and riled a majority of the citizenry into a perpetually psychotic discontent via the financial acquisition and consolidation of the nation’s media outlets and entertainment venues.  Through a steady barrage of hype and hypnotic electronic programming, the B.E.A.S.T. has persuaded Americans to abandon their vigilance to the founding principles which made America great originally. These principles included the affirmation of rights derived from natural law, honesty, morality, self-reliance, and equality of opportunity; as opposed to modern America’s identity politics, politically correct thought-control, equality of outcomes, fiscal irresponsibility, and unlimited government. [More]
So what do I watch after The Bachelorette season finale?
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A Los Angeles County sheriff’s detective has been sentenced to prison for raping a 15-year-old girl he met while investigating her report of being sexually assaulted. [More]
Making sure he had all the details right isn't standard police work...?

[Via Neil W]

Courting Danger

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:27, Friday, 16 August

Gun-rights activists might tolerate Trump’s very high ratio of talk to action. But they won’t tolerate him switching sides. [More]
It doesn't look good, does it?

Here's Kopel's Senate Judiciary testimony in favor of red flags. It tries to mitigate some of the more egregious abuses, but it still ignores a key reality.

[Via Mack H]

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The concept of a “red flag” law — which permits the confiscation of lawfully owned weapons from a person because of what the person might do — violates both the presumption of innocence and the due process requirement of proof of criminal behavior before liberty can be infringed. [More]
Why is that so hard for Republicans to understand?

Fighting Back

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:14, Friday, 16 August

BREAKING: Second Amendment Lawsuit Challenging California “Assault Weapon” Ban Filed in San Diego Federal Court [More]
I'm glad to see it includes this key point, which I believe future complaints will need to put more emphasis on:
The firearms that the law in question prohibits are, in virtually every state of the Union, exactly the sorts of lawful weapons in common use that law-abiding people possess at home for lawful purposes; and exactly what they would bring to service in militia duty should such cause be necessary.  
After all, we are talking about"the security of a free State."

In Recent News: Some Bullshit

by mzmadmike in The Sacred Cow Slaughterhouse at 12:28, Friday, 16 August

I briefly saw a clickbait headline to the effect of "Cost for Trump's New Air Force One near $2 billion."

Obviously, this was being shared by a "liberal."

I will now explain for liberals and complete morons (but I repeat myself) how just the headline tells us this is complete bullshit.

First: It's not "Trump's" AF1. It's THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT'S AF1, and will be used by other, future presidents. Assuming we have any. The odds look good. Also, it's operated by the USAF.

B] Trump, or any president, has pretty much zero input in the design. That's up to the aircraft designer (probably Boeing), the USAF, the Secret Service for their specific needs, and Congress.

3) So, that's about double the flyaway cost of a fully-loaded deluxe airliner with all the trimmings, BUT, it also serves as a command post for the most powerful man on Earth, all his immediate staff, and any guests and associates along with him.  It's like complaining an armored limo costs more than a top of the line Cadillac. Duh.

But keep that hatred flowing! It's certainly easier than thinking.

Packing it in

by Carl Bussjaeger in The Zelman Partisans at 10:33, Friday, 16 August

In a few minutes, I am going to turn off my computer. I’ll take a shower and go buy a lottery ticket and some booze. I’ll try to turn the computer back on in time to send the Monday Alert newsletter.

I need a weekend without any more news.

We have calls for expanded background checks which will include scouring the Internet for signs of wrongthink, to decide who can be trusted to have a firearm. No doubt the decision will be made by types who believe that the desire to own a firearm is automatic indicator of disqualifying insanity.

Kamala Harris has vowed to officially reinstate COINTELPRO; legislatively if she can, by executive order if she can’t. The data will be used to implement “white nationalist” protective orders. “White” is anyone Corey Booker’s shade or lighter who doesn’t claim to be black. “Nationalist” is anyone who thinks just maybe it would be a good idea to screen Congolese “refugees” for Ebola (the latest version of which can incubate for as much as 40 days before showing any symptoms like a fever).

Our “pro-gun” president has endorsed ev...

LawDog is Back

by ASM826 in Borepatch at 12:55, Friday, 16 August

I noticed a week ago that something whacked LawDog's muse and woke it up. He's been posting regularly and now he has a series of post for you to catch up on.

See you back here later.

... the more it stays the same.  From ten years ago on this blog, and nothing is changed at all:

Anthropogenic Continental Drift threatens end of the planet!

Google: Modern Tech’s Answer to the Soviet Union

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 12:28, Friday, 16 August

How dare you blow the whistle on Google? Retaliation? Google Whistleblower Claims FBI, SWAT, Bomb Squad Appeared at His Home. “They got inside the gate, the police, and they started banging on my door… And so the police decided that they were going to call in additional forces. They called in the FBI, they called […]

Losing Ground Among Gun Owners

by Sebastian in Shall Not Be Questioned at 11:42, Friday, 16 August

Latest Fox News poll, which is being touted by The Trace and no doubt being put in front of lawmakers too, shows NRA has lost ground in approval among gun owners. That’s going to be spun as gun owners coming around to gun control. That’s a lie, but that’s how it’s going to be spun, and the FAANG corporations will do their level best to make sure we can’t get our message out. We all know the reason for this drop is the utter chaos reigning at NRA.

NRA’s high favorables have always been one of its strongest assets. Wayne is pissing that away as we speak. I don’t know how, at this point, any member of the NRA Board can argue with credibility that Wayne can be allowed to remain EVP. He’s got to go. You have to restore confidence.

The time for that was yesterday. Wayne should have retired in 2016 when Trump was elected, we had the House, and things were looking about as good as they were going to get.

People who knew NRA well knew there were a lo...

S2 Delta Fast Adjustment SlingThe guys over at S2 Delta gave me an opportunity to test out their two-point, fast adjustment rifle sling.  The sling they sent was their padded version with a quick detach sling swivel.  This was my first jaunt into fast adjust sling territory and I was glad for the chance to try one out. TFB […]

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HK Knives “Fray” Paracord Wrapped Fixed Blade

by Giorgio O in The Firearm Blog at 10:00, Friday, 16 August

HK Knives Fray Clip Point FDEWell, let’s start with the good news: “A new HK product is available on the civilian market!” and… it’s a knife. Or maybe, more correctly, 3/4 of a knife, as it appears to be lacking proper handle scales… however, we’ve seen worse in terms of product releases from the brand. We’re kidding, of course, as […]

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09:55

You don’t communicate to them, you beat them. You beat them. They are not a majority of this country — the majority of white people in this country are not a majority of the country. All the people who are not fooled by this need to come together, go to the polls, go to the protests, do whatever you have to do. You do not negotiate with these people, you destroy them.

Elie Mystal
August 11, 2019
MSNBC Panelist On Most White People: ‘Destroy Them’
[H/T to Matthew Bracken.

Good to know. I will prepare accordingly.—Joe]

Turn in your weapons, citizens…

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 07:38, Friday, 16 August

We promise we won’t let it get ridiculous.


Yeah, it’s a little old but I still think it’s funny. In a not very funny kind of way.

About Damn Time

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:31, Friday, 16 August


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Undeniable betrayal is what will finally be the last straw for perhaps a critical mass of disillusioned gun-owning voters. It certainly takes the fire out of their bellies to do all the things necessary to “win” an election, particularly when it looks to be close, and 2020 is Donald Trump’s and an increasingly unprincipled GOP’s to blow. [More]
How about if politicians sold to us as "staunch supporters of the Second Amendment" start acting like it by leading in educating the pu...

Summer is the season of family vacations, new destinations, and memorable adventures! When deciding where to book your seasonal escape, consider planning it around summer fishing trips. Bring the family, go as a couple, bring a few friends, or just fly it solo. If searching for where to take a summer fishing trip, look no further. Here are five unforgettable summer fishing trips you’ll want to add to your adventure list.

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with 'red flag' laws.
Then, the officer’s gun discharged, with a bullet shattering the boy’s kneecap as he sat on the edge of the bed, the family said.
Note the language: 'the officer's gun discharged' instead of 'the officer pulled the trigger when he shouldn't have'.  Or, better, "the officer's gun fired because he was pointing it with the safety off and the idiot had his finger on the trigger and pulled it."

The article does note 'and a possible drug possession'.  Considering Illinois, I have to wonder if that was tacked on because someone realized that a ninja-suited SWAT raid for an EXPIRED card might be seen as just a bit heavy-handed...

Why yes, I have become fairly cynical about this kind of crap.

Larry Correia getting a 24-hour ban due to an old post involving an argument over two imaginary countries.

In the ensuing Krasnovia vs. Pineland, and the virtues and evils thereof, I took a picture from somewhere and made a poster of it

I now find that that is the single most popular thing I've ever put to paper or pixels.

I'm not sure whether to just laugh and enjoy, or wonder 'What the hell?'

From a post by Madame Hoyt

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 07:00, Friday, 16 August

In short, we and our children are being trained to be sheep and to respond automatically to words that strike an emotional chord. We are being set up to be played for suckers by anyone who wants to take up where the totalitarian movements of the 20th century left off.

The very tactics of those totalitarian movements—intimidation, demonization, and disregard of all rules in favor of politically defined results—have become hallmarks of political correctness today. Some people think political correctness is just silly. But many people thought Hitler was just silly before he took power and demonstrated how tragically mistaken they were. (CE, p 224)

Those two paragraphs say it all. The Left wants us to react with emotion, not intellect. They want us to follow blindly. The freedom to question and doubt is not to be allowed. March in loc...

This week has been fun

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 06:26, Friday, 16 August

Truck in the garage, the general around-the-house stuff, and the grass did what it does in August when it rains, so mowing. 

On the truck: part of what was needed I could do, the rest I'm not trying unless I have no choice: buy some tools I'll probably never use again, then spend most of a couple of days crawling on the driveway and trying not to annoy the neighbors with cursing, and that's after digging up a manual and watching videos.  Some things I'll do myself, others it's much worth paying someone with the tools and equipment and experience to do it.


Self-defense in Georgia

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:36, Friday, 16 August

How would you respond to the sound of breaking glass at 2:30 in the morning? South Fulton homeowner shoots, kills alleged intruder. “As he approached the area, he encountered a subject in his home,” [South Fulton police spokesman Lt. Derrick] Rogers said from the scene. “Gunshots rang out between the homeowner and the subject. At […]

Lies, Damn Lies and Media Bias

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Friday, 16 August

Because being held responsible for the foreseeable consequences of your actions is not fair. At least not to the Liberal mindset. Column: Five Chicago teenagers are charged with a murder police know they did not commit. In Illinois, it’s legal. The lie is right up front. A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed for allegedly […]

The Type 81 LMG in Civilian Form: Norinco Model 313

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Friday, 16 August

Lot 1817 in the September 2019 RIA auction.

The Norinco 313 is the semiauto commercial variation of the Type 81 LMG. The Type 81 was a small arms family of rifle and LMG developed to finally replace the SKS and RPD in Chinese military service. When the Chinese and Soviets parted ways, China was making milled AKs, but did not have the stamped AKM technical data package. They had adopted the AK in the submachine gun role, but had retained use of the SKS as an infantry standard rifle. The Type 63 AK/SKS hybrid was developed in the 1960s, but was not successful enough to replace the SKS. This situation finally came to a head in 1979 with the first Sino-Vietnamese War, and China decided it really had to modernize its small arms.

Under the lead of Wang Zi Jun, the Type 81 was develo...

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Dan Haga Designs AR-15 Grip and 1913 Stock Adapter for Henry AR-7 Survival Rifle (3)Dan Haga Designs, a company known for creating parts and adapters for firearms that normally don’t have huge aftermarket support, has introduced another interesting accessory for one of such firearms – the Henry U.S. Survival AR-7 rifle. This adapter is designed to be installed in place of the original stock of Henry U.S. Survival AR-7 […]

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Army Awards Mounted Machine Gun Optic Contracts

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 07:00, Friday, 16 August

Trijicon MGRSThe US Army has announced that two companies have been selected to produce mounted machine gun optic mounts, with the companies competing for the various orders within a $48,800,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the optics. Back in July 2018, TFB reported that the Army was seeking new mounted machine gun optics for various weapon systems. US Army Contracting […]

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Viridian FACT Duty Weapon-Mounted Cameras – MSPCE

by Luke C. in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Friday, 16 August

This week between August 13-14, Viridian Weapon Technologies will be featuring the FACT Duty Weapon-Mounted Camera (WMC™) at the Midwest Security and Police Conference Expo (MSPCE). At this event, law enforcement personnel will have an opportunity to get a hands-on feel for Viridian’s evidence gathering camera. More than 500 U.S. Law Enforcement Departments have used the WMC by […]

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