In 2019 Springfield Armory are introducing new barrel lengths to its XDE series of pistols. The 9x19mm hammer-fired pistols will now be available in 3.8 and 4.5 inch barrel lengths. The XD-E 3.8 inch weighs in at 24 oz with an overall length of 7.16 inches while the larger 4.5 inch barrel XD-E weighs 25 […]
The headline at the New York Post sounds like sour grapes:
Melania Trump reportedly heading to Mar-a-Lago on government jetThe paper is trying to make the point that the Big Nance had a trip canceled yesterday, but Melaia is flying to Palm Beach for the weekend. Frankly, the point is lost on me.
“So Trump denies the Speaker of the House the ability to visit troops in Afghanistan, but Melania gets to take a trip to Florida ahead of the holiday weekend,” tweeted pollster Matt McDermott.Troop visits go two ways. When I was in service, I was involved in a couple of Big-Shot visits. The idea that the Big Nance wanted to visit the troops is one thing. The suggestion that the troops wan...
Chernin, who has donated nearly $500,000 to Democratic candidates and causes since 2015, has repeatedly attacked gun rights and Second Amendment activists over the last year ... Chernin also signed a petition backed by a Michael Bloomberg-funded gun control group demanding a federal ban on semi-automatic weapons. [More]I confess I still take guilty pleasure in watching a Fudd on TV. He never fails to entertain.
R. Lee Ermey is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Rest in peace, Gunny.
Global Temperature measurement is getting a lot better in some ways, although you won't read any of this is the newspaper:
Between 2005 and 2017, the global network of thousands of Argo floats have measured an average temperature increase of the upper half of the ocean of 0.04 deg. C. That’s less than 0.004 C/year, an inconceiveably small number.I like the Argo system because it's automated and global (and doesn't look like it's been massively adjusted; I guess we'll have to watch that). But while the measurements look pretty darn good the data look like they're tossed into the maw of the Government-Academia Complex:
I think the biggest difference between the cuck and non-cuck wings of the Republican party (apart from the cucks being liberals) is that non-cucks valorize audacity and aggression, whereas cucks valorize caution and defensiveness.
In a period of relative political stability, caution and defensiveness are what get you through. There are apple carts that don’t need upsetting, so people will tend to select for those traits. The problem is we’re in the middle of the political realignment where everything is up for grabs, and new arrangements are being negotiated. In that kind of political environment, audacity and aggression are what will get you through, but it’ll take a while to move aside all the people who rose under the last period of political stability.
I’m not always happy about the battles Trump picks, but he’s a fighter. He is a harbinger of the realignment. We will need more politicia...
It’s been fun to watch social media, and all the people on pointing fingers at anyone but themselves. If you really give a shit on the issue to the point of inflexibility, you’re part of the problem. I don’t really think a border wall will accomplish what people expect it to, but can’t you give the dude his wall? What’s it to you? Do you really believe in completely open borders? Because you can have that, if you’re willing to give up the welfare state. But you can’t have both open borders and a welfare state. Five billion dollars is sofa change for the federal government, so lets not pretend this is about money.
Likewise from the other side, a wall isn’t going to keep out visa cheaters, which is most of the illegals these days. So maybe be willing to work a bit with Nancy to end the impasse. Both Pelosi and Trump need a face saving way out. But that’s probably not possible. Both Trump and Pelosi’s base has each of them locked into a no win scenario, with neither side able to give an inch without their base crying “surrender,” “traitor.”
The algorithms have driven everyone ...
Last year, Bushnell came out with their Forge line of optics. The Bushnell Forge optics boast better lens coatings and higher magnification over their Nitro line. I opted to check out their 4.5-27×50 scope and see how it works for long range shooting. Bushnell Forge Terrain The Bushnell Forge collection comes in Terrain color which […]
Steyr Arms have announced a new version of their Scout Rifle chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. The new chambering joins the line of light, handy bolt actions. The new 6.5 Creedmoor chambered rifle joins other calibres in the Scout Rifle line which include .223 Remington, 243 Winchester, 7mm-08 Remington, .308 Winchester. The Scout Rifle was developed […]
Slim handguards, often chosen by competitive sports shooters who like to get a good grip around the handguard at all times. Unique-ARs, based in McCall, Idaho, has a new line of handguard called the Slim Series. As the name suggests, these handguards offer a slimmer profile than their usual, with an Outer Dimension of 1.8”, […]
Crimson Trace produce over 350 different laser sights and 2019 means the addition of a few more models as well as 11 new custom-designed riflescopes that range from a 1-4X24mm up to a long-range 5-25X56mm. The line also includes a 3-9X40mm riflescope with an illuminated reticle and 34mm tube, and two 1-8x28mm riflescopes with 34mm […]
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Noveske Rifleworks continue to evolve their rifles, and the Fourth Generation is available now just before SHOT Show 2019. The GEN4 Noveske Rifles, PDWs, and SBRs are chambered in either 300 Blackout or 5.56mm, from a short barrel length of 7.94″ up to 10.5″. and 16″. The changes are sutble, keeping the Noveske Design language. […]
Once you realize that “assault weapons” are in the eye of the beholder, it’s hard to take seriously the extravagant promises of legislators who want to ban them. Feinstein claims her bill would “put a stop to mass shootings.” Yet even if it eliminated the millions of “assault weapons” that Americans already own (something it does not even purport to do), mass shooters would still have plenty of equally lethal alternatives.
After three decades of this nonsense, Americans may be starting to wise up. According to Gallup, support for legislation like Feinstein’s fell from a peak of 59 percent in 2000 to 40 percent last year.
January 16, 2019
The Whimsical Illogic of ‘Assault Weapon’ Bans
[At a national scale I think we are m...
[More]I wonder how long it will take them to notice...
Under the new law Pritzker signed Thursday, it would be illegal for retailers to sell guns without being certified by the state. [More]No, of course it won't eliminate ATF oversight.
The Mossberg .22 caliber rifle determined to be the gun that killed Allen...[More]What else could it have been?
Former staffer accuses Jackson Lee of retaliation after rape claim [More]And he was a Beto-besty...?
Gillette has been accused of hypocrisy over its new advert tackling toxic masculinity, with some complaining the brand is itself guilty of sexism. It relates to the issue known as the “pink tax” where products advertised towards women cost more than similar products marketed towards men. [More]So their masters disproportionately pass along child labor cost savings...?
This bizarre incident happened recently in Michigan. One of the charms of rural living in old-fashioned America was the sense of peaceful good neighborliness that made people comfortable leaving their doors unlocked at night. That has been over for a … Read more
A Virginia state senator utilized the state’s open-carry law in a unique way on Tuesday by carrying her .38 caliber revolver with her right into the state’s capitol building.
Amanda Chase, a first-term conservative state senator who has made news by being a vocal opponent of the Equal Rights Amendment, decided to carry her gun after pro-immigration activists confronted a fellow state senator the day before, forcing Capitol Police to be called, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.There's a photo at the link which is made of so much win that it's in danger of collapsing into a black hole of win.
“My first reaction was just disbelief,” Mark Mohler, who captured the images for this story, told For The Win Outdoors. “She followed three tiger sharks in toward the whale carcass, and her sheer size made them look like barracudas.”
Deep Blue, believed to measure at least 21 feet, became famous after being featured by Discovery in 2014 (with footage captured in 2013).
Richard Fernandez is skeptical, but nonetheless willing to take the establishment’s Russian-conspiracy theory and run with it.
The outbreak of unrest [of the rebellion of the commons against the elites from Britain to France to the USA] … is so vast …. that the Washington Post had an op-ed explaining it: Putin at work. The hand of Russian collusion is seen everywhere. “From Brexit to NATO and the s...
You could also file this under “Don’t Bring a Knife to a Gunfight.” Richmond clerk fires gun at knife-carrying robber: ‘I had to take action’. When confronted, the would-be-robber ran like a rabbit.
“Fired at” not “Fired at and hit” is the key phrase. (Practice, Practice, Practice!)
“With him threatening my wife and threatening me again when he saw me, I had to take action,” said Haddad. “When someone threatens you with a knife, you don’t know what they are capable of doing.”
Still, the action taken stopped the attack. Cops caught up with the getaway vehicle, and after a short foot chase, arrested 3 people.
Three people were arrested after a convenience store robbery Tuesday night: two brothers and their female friend.
Self-defense is a Human-right.
Don’t have repercussions for bad behavior. On-duty Chicago cops used as chauffeurs, babysitters for supervisor’s child: OIG.
The Office of Inspector General recommended possible firing for the supervisor, but the Chicago Police Department opted instead for a seven-day suspension.
Seven days of unpaid time off. Gee, however will he survive?
And it isn’t like this didn’t impact policing in Chicago.
In one instance, an officer hung up the phone on a domestic-violence victim because the child needed attention, according to the report.
identified by sources as Grand Central District Cmdr. Anthony Escamilla
I am just a little disappointed.
I hope they start to do better again in the near future.
Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.
Critical Thinking About Defensive Shooting
This is a topic about which I’ve changed my mind over the years. Early in my instructor journey, I bought into the whole “gross motor skills” slide racking debate. As this article des...
A highlight of working SHOT Show is time at the Safariland booth. I remember the first year I joined the team and how nervous I was giving a demo on my competition rig. There I was elbow to elbow, literally, with some of the biggest names in the shooting sports! Now, Team Safariland demos are […]
With President Trump’s December 31 signing of the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018 (Modern Fish Act), saltwater recreational anglers just got a big leg up when it comes to the federal management of the nation’s fish stocks.
“The Modern Fish Act is a big step forward in recognizing the value of today’s recreational fishing,” said Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) Manager of Government Affairs David Kennedy. “It will help improve public access to America’s federal waters and management of fish stock, promote conservation of natural marine resources, and spur economic growth by fixing key issues in the law governing marine fisheries.”
Don’t own a boat yet but want to learn how to boat? Are you traveling and interested in renting a boat? Then you should look into a one day boat license.
Boating license terms vary quite a bit depending on your state. For example, you may find that a “one day boat license” may not even exist in your state but that you can earn something like a “boater education certificate.” This will prove that you have succeeded in finishing a boat safety course, but because it may not need to be renewed, it ...
It is funny the unexpected things that can turn up in my daily web-searches for news. Betty White’s Health Secrets Include Vodka, So There’s That.
At 97, she’s the oldest working actress in Hollywood. She gives some “health tips” or at least what works for her.
“Vodka’s kind of a hobby,” the Golden Girls star has said. “On the rocks… lots and lots of lemon. You can’t get much better.” When we think of vodka, we tend to think of Russians, and it’s true: They’ve been drinking the spirit since the 14th century, when foreign dignitaries traveling from Italy introduced its precursor, aqua vitae, as a universal cure-all. And now, we’ll think of Betty. However, the idea is not as off-the-wall as it may sound.
And it isn’t all hokum.
A new scientific study found that drinking alcohol in moderate doses — a glass or two, now and then — triggers the release of enzymes that process the toxic components of liquor. These are the same lifesaving enzymes that are released when a person has a heart attack. ...
In order to allow cheaper and simpler training of troops, the South African Defense Forces adopted a .22 rimfire conversion kit for their R4 rifles. The system was developed by an engineer named Willie Klotz working for Thor Engineering. It is an open-bolt firing system which is quite complex, and interestingly uses the sear of the Galil/AK fire control system to fire rather than the hammer. The conversion is rather tricky to install, and in practice often required hand-fitting each kit to a specific rifle.
Bump stocks got treaded on hard recently. Jerry checks one bumpy boi out vs his quick finger:
They definitely take some getting used to. I don’t have one but I’ve used one and didn’t care for it… that said I’m irritated they are now NFA items and am still shocked that actually was allowed to happen.
It's on the news everywhere, but President T rump has told the Big Nance that she can't fly to Europe on a government airplane. I don't know why she thinks going on a world tour is a good idea during a government crisis of her own making, but evidently, she thought it was a good idea.
The letter is everywhere.
Is up here, as seen at the top of the right hand sidebar. (I seem to have fallen off the mailing list.)
Being the first GOAL post of the year, it's a long one, as Joe usually takes the time to explain the legislative process. (See also my earlier post in which I shared everyone's favorite Schoolhouse Rock vids 😉...)
Bills, so far:
BILL STATUS/GOAL POSITION:
HB 1010 Disposition of forfeited firearms by WSP
Senn (D-41) H.CR&J OPPOSE
HB 1022 Prohibiting handgun sale data base
Walsh (R-19) H.CR&J SUPPORT
HB 1024 Prohibiting gun owner data base
Walsh (R-19) H.CR&J SUPPORT
HB 1068 High capacity magazine ban
Valdez (D-46) H.CR&J OPPOSE
HB 1038 Authorizing armed school personnel
Walsh (R-19) UnAsg SUPPORT
HB 1073 Undetectable and/or untraceable firearms
Valdez (D-46) H.CR&J OPPOSE
SB 5016 Authorizing armed animal contr...
The linked article could start discussions on so many things. Recidivism being the obvious choice. Robbery suspect is convicted murderer. But a quote late in the story makes me want to scream.
“I don’t want to hurt you but I have to make a living,” one of the robbers told the clerk Monday.
The 2 got about 100 dollars in cash.
The murder – in 1990 – was also the result of a robbery, which also netted about 100 bucks. But in 1990, he couldn’t leave a living witness, even though she was nice.
“They simply could not leave a witness alive,” a Metro detective was quoted in 1990 by The Tennessean. Coleman told Metro detectives how “nice” the 1990 victim was, who had given the men free sandwiches before they shot her to death, hid her body in the store and left in her car with less than $100 in cash, a similar amount to that taken Monday in Shelbyville.
He could have made more money if he got a job in the store and applied himself.
When checking the news feed in Russian and former Soviet countries’ websites, I came across an article written in a Russian website called Voyennoye Obozreniye about a new rifle concept called VAR (Vasilyev Automatic Rifle). At first glance, it was one of those concepts that makes you think “someone plays video games too much”. However, […]
Springfield Armory has announced a NEW iteration of their SAINT AR-15 leading into SHOT Show 2019! The unveiling of the SAINT Victor is a new tier within the SAINT family of rifles and pistols that is meant to be a cut above. There are 5 different configurations: 5.56 SBR (Short-Barreled Rifle), 5.56 AR-15 Pistol, 300 […]
Via email from Chet.
Facebook is the largest and most visible company engaged in suicide prediction. After it introduced a live-streaming service in early 2016, dozens of users broadcast suicide attempts in real time on the platform. In response, on Feb. 16, 2017, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook was experimenting with AI-based suicide prediction. Its software analyzes user-generated posts for signs of suicidal intent — the word “Goodbye” paired with responses like “Are you OK?,” for example, or “...
Via someplace on Facebook:
YOU KNOW YOU ARE FROM WASHINGTON STATE WHEN:
You know the Vitamin d deficiency struggle is real.
You know how to pronounce Sequim, Puyallup, Sammamish, Enumclaw and Issaquah.
You avoid driving through Seattle at all costs.
You know what a Geoduck is.
You consider swimming an indoor sport.
You see a person carrying an umbrella and instantly think tourist.
Your lawn is mostly moss and you don’t really care.
Honking your car horn is for absolute emergencies.
You’re EXTREMELY picky about your coffee.
“The mountain is out today”, isn’t a strange statement.
While out of state you just tell people you’re from Seattle since that’s the only known city in Washington according to the rest of the world.
You remember Almost Live.
You’ve eaten in the Space Needle, and while it was delicious, you’re never paying $50 for a meal in the sky again.
You rarely wash your car because it’s just going to get washed by the rain tomorrow.
You’re used to the phrase “No, not DC” when te...
I've spent a lot of my career working with Marketing and PR types, and have generally found it to be fun and rewarding (as one Marketing VP once told me, "Marketing doesn't change the truth, it just makes it better!"). But along the way some basic concepts have sunk in. The first rule of PR, for example, is "if you have to explain it, you've failed". This has actually been a really good challenge in making the message you want to send very crisp and sharp.
Gillette failed at this in a big, big way. They failed so big that their advert needs to be Voxsplained. It won't do any good, of course - you can't explain to someone who's been offended that they haven't, you know, been offended. But good luck with that.
It's actually worse than this, of course. You need to be extremely careful with your marketing so that you maintain your credibility. You can come across as a fast talking snake oil salesman, of course, but you shouldn't expect that to build trust in your brand. Even if what you say is...
The Other McCain – In The Mailbox: 01.16.19.
RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
Adam Piggott: Do You Put Your Own Personal Interests First, Or Your Nation’s?
American Power: The Case Of Caroline Callaway & The Influencer Economy
American Thinker: Understanding Why The Deep State Had To Take Down General Flynn
Animal Magnetism: Animal’s Hump Day News
BattleSwarm: Parliament Rejects May’s Dog’s Brexit, Yet, May Survives No-Confidence Vote
Now Pelosi Democrats Weaponize State of the Union Address for #TheResistance: CTH
Do a State of the Union Rally, Mr. President!: EIB
Apology Demanded From Pelosi For Lying About, Insulting Secret Service: Benny Johnson
MaddMedic at Freedo...
It was just about this time last year when us ‘new media’ types were getting geared up for SHOT, when Franklin Armory decides to roll a grenade onto the dance floor in the form of the Reformation, a short barreled non–SBR. Well, in what everyone should have seen coming, the mad scientists at Franklin have […]
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“Gun outrage grew”? With whom? Do they get a lot of whiny harridans in pink pussy hats registering anti-gun indignation at monster truck events these days? [More]Let 'em fill the stands with leftists since that's who they want to please.
Written by: Greg Ellifritz
Do you know about “Social Identity Theory” and “Identity Fusion?” If not, it might be beneficial for you to read the article linked below about an Army doctor who struggled with PTSD after his retirement.
From the article:
“Social Identity Theory (SIT). SIT works on the premise that individuals define their own identities with regard to social groups, and that these identities bolster and protect self-identity (Tajfel, 1982). Group identities rely on the formation of one’s “in-group” with regard to an “out-group”, and the tendency to view one’s own group as superior compared to others, and the potential to degrade other groups in order to bolster one’s own group cohesion. In the military context this can be seen in the distinct diffe...
See below, for more hypocrisy.
No, for once, I’m not going to talk about bump-fire stocks (anyone who doesn’t understand that problem by now can’t, or won’t, comprehend it).
Let’s talk about ERPOs. And the Vichy NRA.
Call them extreme risk protective orders, red flag orders, gun violence protection orders, or what have you, they had been floated for years, but became particularly popular after the Parkland school shooting. Rather irrationally, since the local, state, and federal authorities had plenty of time and warnings to stop the murder before he escalated to the deaths of humans (per reports, he’d been killing animals for years). The point was to deflect attention from their own failures. If only we’d had ERPOs (in addition to unused protective orders, unused Baker Act, unused arrests/indictments/convictions for what he’d already done, maybe even ...
I'm not the bully in the Gillette commercial. I'm not the guy that cat-calls. I'm not a racist.
I am male. I have grown into being a man. I had good examples growing up. I joined the Marines when I was 19. I served six years on active duty and received an honorable discharge. I married at 20. Our relationship has lasted 42 years and continues. I raised four sons and survived the death of one of them. I have worked steadily since I was in high school. I have never been stopped for anything more serious than traffic violations. I volunteer in my community in what I consider meaningful ways.
Gillette may not be able to walk this back but they ought to try. It's wrong to insult people because of their gender.
Meanwhile, here's a response from another company.
Boy, did they.
This part alone demonstrates the perils of someone who has no real idea of the use of a tool trying to redesign said tool:
...It’s also equipped with a GPS and geo-fencing technology, so it can’t be fired in public places, like schools or churches. They say the technology would be built into new guns and a version would be made to be retrofitted onto existing guns.
“You still are allowed to do one bullet every 20 seconds so you still are allowed to use self-defense so it’s still going to work,” said Shahid.
Because A: Nobody ever needed to defend himself/others in a public place, and B: bad guys always fall down at one shot. And nobody ever misses.
I'll bet Watts & Co. are kissing their ass and saying "This Will End Mass Shootings!"
Kids, your hearts may be in the ri...
and find a hawk sitting on the carport next door. No pictures, unfortunately.
On Christmas Eve, Taran Tactical celebrated Keanu Reeves’ birthday. At the same time, they unveiled what handgun Keanu will be using as he reprises his role in the upcoming John Wick 3 movie. This time John Wick has upgraded from polymer striker fired guns to a double stack 9mm single action hammer fired STI 2011 […]
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I think many will agree that shooting Rimfire is one of the funniest things you can do, a feeling which will only grow if you throw economy into the equation. One of the industry leaders in Rimfire ammunition is CCI, a company which has been in business for over 68 years. CCI was formally established […]
The post CCI Ammunition To Launch Five New Rimfire Loads at the 2019 SHOT Show appeared first on The Firearm Blog....
If you shoot a Molot or a Saiga Shotgun I am sure you are annoyingly very familiar with how often you have to change magazines. The normal one only holds 8 or 10 rounds, which can fly out in matters of seconds. The magazine is empty before you read this sentence. With the Powermag it […]
You can’t arm slaves and expect them to remain slaves, and similarly, you can’t disarm free citizens and expect them to remain free.
Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
January 7, 2019
CIVIL RIGHTS RALLY IN PITTSBURGH IS THE HIGH ROAD
Misguided effort to disarm Jews and the public is wrong
JPFO Statement for the Pittsburgh Rally
[There is nearly incontrovertible evidence that is the point. It is a feature, not a bug.
CHICAGO (WLS) --
A woman fatally shot a man who was trying to rob her at a bus stop Tuesday morning in Chicago's Fernwood neighborhood, Chicago police said.
The shooting and attempted robbery occurred at a bus stop in the 500...
BONNER COUNTY, Idaho — The Bonner County Prosecuting Attorney has determined that the shooting death of 39-year-old Joshua Matthew Cole on Oct. 12, 2018, was a “justifiable homicide” carried out in self-defense.
Cole died after being shot by 41-year-old Jimila Hall in the Clagstone area outside of Spirit Lake, according to a letter from Louis E. Marshall, Bonner County Prosecuting Attorney.
Hall shot Cole in her driveway after he approached her and her 70-year-old mother Theresa. Robert Johnson, a man who Cole had allegedly began chasing after as Johnson drove away, said Cole then approached Hall and her mother, according to t...
“Mexico is just like your country,” Gonzales added. “There are many problems and needs, and you’re not going to be much better off than you were in Honduras. Please don’t trust these manipulative agitators who are encouraging you to risk everything for nothing.”Really? Mexico is telling disadvantaged migrants that they are not welcome? The irony burns.
Luis Mendez was far more unwelcoming. “We do not want caravans of (emojis of rats). Fight conditions in your own country. You are not welcome here."
New Jersey residents organize effort to recall Gov. Murphy [More]Good luck with that.
Former Maize teacher, ex-cop gets probation in student sex case ... Yelverton, 45, had sex with the girl in his classroom and at off-campus locations [More]I don't get it -- on the one hand they're "children," but on the other they're mature enough to demand changes to our "gun laws"...?
It’s one busy week here on the blog. Why? Well, the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s SHOT Show is next week and that means new product releases and exciting announcements from the industry. Launches like this one from Trijicon: Trijicon Inc., manufacturer of Brilliant Aiming Solutions™ is excited to introduce the new line of Trijicon® Fiber Sights […]
For the past 10 years, Shoot Like A Girl has been committed to empowering women to participate in shooting sports with confidence, and they have done just that. Many gathered to share in the company’s successes, as they hosted a celebration at 2019’s ATA show. Stories and laughs were passed around as everyone reminisced about the journey the company has seen that has made it what it is today. Over the years, Shoot Like A Girl has traveled over 100,000 miles, introducing 19,681 women to shooting sports, and the company is keeping the road hot as they continue to travel this year making 26 stops across the country from Washington to Delaware....
It's a winter storm in Kentucky. There is a good snow. A guy and his fiancee spend the weekend outside, sledding, snowball fights, and building a snowman. She is from Mississippi, so she's excited to play in the snow. The highlight is building a giant snowman in the yard.
Sometime later, someone driving by decided to drive across the yard and smash the snowman with their truck. When something likes this happens you always wish you catch the vandals. This time, I just wish they could have just filmed it.
Because, to save on the amount of snow they had to pile, and to stabilize the giant snowman, they had built it around a very large stump.
The local fish wrap offers up this headline in today's edition: Data Shows Shutdown Shortens Morning Commute for Area Workers.
You don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows, dude. Oh, and "data" is plural. It should be "Data Show ...". Just sayin'.
Dissolution of and separation from the Former State of Oregon We, the People known formerly as Citizens of the State of Oregon, solemnly declare that our fealty shall no longer be given to the tyrannical conglomeration previously known as the Government of the State of Oregon. We, the People formerly known as Citizens of the State of Oregon, declare that...
But then I thought it was. Teen cleared of murder in Sandy Township shooting.
A Stark County grand jury declined to indict Gage L. Woods for the October shooting death of 32-year-old Jerry R. Hendershott Jr., of Waynesburg.
The 19-year-old-legal-adult shot someone who was trying to force their way into his home.
And holding people accountable for the foreseeable consequences of their actions is still a thing in Indiana. Indianapolis man not charged in intruder’s deadly shooting; burglary suspects facing murder charges.
Prosecutors in Marion County have decided a man who killed a burglar during a home break-in will not face criminal charges.
Indiana has a version of “Stand Your Ground.”
The dead-guy’s partners will be charged with Felony Murder.
But two suspects who survived the shooting Thursday — identified by police as brothers Benjamin Gardner, 47, and Kevin Lemaster, 40 — are now facing two counts of burglary and one count of felony murder.
Felony murder allows suspects to be held accountable for deaths that occur during crimes, but the legislature and courts have begun to restrict its use in recent years.
by DownStreamFly Depending on where you live, no doubt on any or every given morning you can wake to the doldrums of newscast reporting on the crimes against everyday people that have taken place in the last few hours. They run the gamut with 5-10 second blurbs about a deadly assault, […]
Are you more of an Old School or Red dot Space Gun kind of person? Ed Brown do both, and have renewed their collaboration with ZEV Technologies for 2019. Below you can see their brand new creation THE ORION. As to be expected, this 1911 is hand-fit with fully machined parts. Ed Brown […]
With a Suggested Retail Price of 199 USD SIG Sauer Inc. has released a Pivoting Contour Brace for their SIG MCX and SIG MPX series of carbines and rifles. You can chose any color you like as long as it’s either black (no surprise there!) or tan. SIG SAUER Releases Pivoting Contour Brace Published Date: […]
Back in December 2017 we reported that Barrett would be launching their new 7.62x51mm REC10 rifle, now in 2019 it’s finally here. Barrett have confirmed that the REC10 will be introduced at SHOT Show 2019. The new rifle is chambered in 7.62x51mm, uses an intermediate length direct impingement system, has a barrel length of 16 […]
This a weird one. 1/15/19 WOKV:
Jacksonville, FL - The fatal shooting of 7-year-old Tashawn Gallon last February was at the hands of one of the boy’s family members who was acting in self defense, according to new investigative reports released by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
You work the government, directly or indirectly, eventually a shut down will get to ya. If you are an indirect worker, that money is never coming to you. If you are a whiny gummint worker you ALWAYS get your back pay from your enforced vacation. Never not.
You still need to get over that hump.
And if you don't work for the gummint, you can still get laid off or the business you work for can go belly up. And bingo, between jobs.
Been there, myself. I was out for 4 and half months last time.
You need to get over that hump.
You need an E-Fund.
"But I don't get the big bucks like you do T-Bolt!"
My current decent salary is a new event. It just makes building that Emergency Fund a bit easier. But I wasn't paid good back the last time I was out of work. Well, just before I was out of work. I still had an Emergency Fund. You CAN do it.
But I have always been a halfway decent saver. I didn't contribute the max into my 401k back then. But I did contribute enough that it hurt to. I always figured Social Security shouldn't...
So in order to stop polar icecaps from melting we need a global tax on who, exactly...? [More]
WOMAN'S OBITUARY BLAMING DONALD TRUMP FOR CONTRIBUTING TO HER DEATH "CENSORED" BY NEWSPAPER, NOW SON WANTS APOLOGY [More]Now that we know the TDS pandemic is fatal, should we consider her Patient Zero?
One of the most prominent groups advocating for stricter immigration went to court Wednesday to demand a judge order the Southern Poverty Law Center to stop labeling it a “hate group,” accusing the self-described watchdog of running an illegal racket to silence political opponents. [More]Or as Mike called 'em...
Interested in archery? The best way to get started is to find someone willing to teach you to shoot. This can be done in several ways, either with a group or on your own. Hopefully these ideas will inspire you to get to the range and pick up a bow.
1. “Try Archery” Events
One simple way to try out archery is to attend a local event where instructors are running demonstrations, often referred to as a “Try Archery” event. Keep your eyes peeled for events run by local archery shops, parks and recreation departments, or...
Rannie, who turned seventeen in September, has been dealing with kidney issues that sometimes make it difficult for her to keep food down.
This morning she showed no interest in her breakfast and has been throwing up bile. Unsuccessful litter box attempts make us think it's an intestinal blockage. I'm taking her to the vet and hopefully it's something they can clear up with a kitty enema.
[Ed: We are reposting with permission Dr. Latebloomer’s 10/31/18 piece from GATdaily because it highlights the failure of restrictive gun laws. New Jersey also outlawed “high capacity” magazines as of December 10 and, earlier, bump stocks. Exactly zero of each were turned in prior to those laws’ effective dates.] The word “Resist” seems to have […]
And lots of tools at her disposal.
A SCIENTIST was eaten alive by a 17ft long crocodile after being dragged into its enclosure while she fed it last week.
Deasy Tuwo, 44, was feeding croc Merry early on Friday morning at the CV Yosiki Laboratory in Indonesia when the beast appears to have reared and leapt up an 8ft high concrete wall, pulling her into the water.
But then WaPo hates the idea of armed peasants. Amid a spike in slayings, Brazil’s president loosens restrictions on gun ownership.
Brazil tired the Leftist dream of disarming the populace. It became the most dangerous – in terms of murders committed – country in the world. Now they will try something else.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree Tuesday loosening restrictions on gun ownership, a move that appeased his base but which critics say will worsen a crime wave that has already claimed thousands of lives.
Who are these critics? The same people who encouraged the disarming in the first place? Why should we listen to these critics (or the WaPo)?
Today I have made the trek to the C&Rsenal studio to have a Q&A with Othais. Not familiar with his channel? It is a wonderfully in-depth look at firearms history, development, and use focusing on the weapons of World War One. And if you are looking for someone to support directly, I can think of few who are more deserving and who work harder than Othais, Mae, and the whole crew behind the scenes of C&Rsenal. I support them, and you should too.
We would also like to thank Andrew at Archival Research Group for assistance finding great information in the US national archives:
And last but not least, thanks to Cam and Alex for the t-shirts!
Our questions today are:
0:06:22 – Why was the Madsen not used more in WW1?
0:08:10 – How wo...
One of my favorite companies, period:
Good stuff, Happy Birthday my dudes. Magpul is one of those companies, where everything they make is nicely designed and works properly. You wouldn’t think that would be too much to ask, but seriously if you spend some time in any industry there is so much garbage; it’s refreshing when you find a company whose products live up to (and exceed) your expectations.
If I already wasn’t sleeping well every night, I think I’d have to visit SHOT show this year because so far it seems like it’s going to be the snooze fest of the century.
The CZ Scorpion EVO 3 must be selling well. At least well enough for Magpul to start making magazines and accessories for it. Someone found a market need to feed. The upcoming Magpul EVO parts are all easy to install. No need to mention the magazine, but the grip and the magazine release are all […]
Proud to represent @AtlasBrewWorks in its First Amendment shutdown challenge. Can the government silence you because the speech-licensing office is closed? Complaint https://t.co/FLDzYyYhyG TRO https://gurapllc.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/3-motion_TRO_PI.pdf
— Alan Gura (@alangura) January 15, 2019
The ATF must give approval of the label on any alcoholic beverage sold in U.S. interstate commence. Since the ATF licensing center is currently shut down with no known reopening date some comp...
I discover that in order to leave a comment on a Blogspot Blog, you need to allow third-party cookies. I guess too many people have followed the advice to disallow 3rd-party cookies.
So when faced with slime, I fight it with slime. In this case Microsoft Edge. Which is also slime. I don’t use Edge for anything, except when I run into problems like this. And I have it set to delete cookies when I exit. So in order to comment, I enabled 3rd-party cookies. (I disabled it again, so even if I forget, the rule of one-thing-at-a-time in edge will handle it..)
They really and truly need to be destroyed, or at least busted up and hemmed in. They dropped “Don’t be evil” and went straight to maximum evil. Monopolies who are not good for anything.
Thought of the day, and I guess open thread: if the shit is going to hit the fan, so to speak, I think it’s going to start in a blue state. The excrement will be put in motion by narrow minded urbanites forcing policies on rural people that ruin them. What state will this happen in? My prediction is Oregon. Portlandia has basically lost its mind, and the rest of the state is culturally the mountain west.
Oregon will be the 21st century Bleeding Kansas. Lets hope it works out better for them than it did for Kansas.
I mentioned that we had some exciting news? Well, here it is… Strike Industries (sponsor of this series), Primary Weapons Systems, and Holosun, in conjunction with your most favorite Firearms Blog (that would be, ahem, us), are going to do the Build Of The Year runoff right now. At the six month mark. (Build Of […]
Drumroll…..And the winner for the sixth set was Jim’s Higgins Build with an overwhelming 45% of the votes (Kevin’s AR9 build came in second with 27% of the votes). The randomly picked winning voter was Zach C. I think Jim’s build won because of the Walter White picture… Jim will receive a gift card to Brownells […]
Rugers are known for tight champers. I'm not hating on Ruger, I'm just saying that they are known for tight chambers. You might want some evidence, so, to wit:
In Cowboy Fast Draw, Belle ad I own several .45 Colt revolvers. Pietta, and Uberti in several flavors, and a couple of Ruger New Vaqueros. We bought some laser cartridges for practice, ad while they'd work right out of the bubble pack in the others, in the Rugers they would't completely chamber. The fix was simple, with an emery board, reduce the case mouth just a bit ad the lasers would fit the cylinder.
I load .308 Win for several rifles. My daughter owns a Ruger American. Ammo that will fit in the Savages or the Remingtons will chamber very tightly in the Ruger. I've learned to seat bullets for her rile just a bit deeper, a hair under SAAMI length for best chambering in the Ruger.
We have a couple of old Ruger Model 77s in .25-06. Likewise, tight chambers.
Which brings me to my Ruger LCP. Nice little gun, but factory ammo simply will not...
does help after the weekend, but I still feel like someone's been beating on me with sticks.
Weather's not helping. I make it to warmer weather, that'll help.
Charged With a Domestic Violence Offense. Things can often get out of control when family members are involved. We are a Spokane area criminal defense firm so if you are ever charged with Domestic Violence, there are a number of issues that usually come into play. When the police arrive, usually because someone called 911, […]
The post Need Washington State Domestic Violence Lawyer in Spokane County? appeared first on The Law Office of Mark Knapp.
Springfield Armory has blown open the doors on the grip and finish options of their 911 380 ACP carry pistol! You now have your pick of 10 unique variations boasting different sights, lasers, grips, and finishes all while utilizing the same magazines and controls. These will surely be hitting retail shelves soon and we will […]
The post Colors Galore! NEW Springfield Armory 911 380 ACP Variants for 2019 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
We are heading with lightning speed onto the 2019 edition of SHOT SHOW, in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year’s edition of SHOT SHOW keeps the doors open between the 22:nd and the 25:th of January, and while I’ll be at home this year I know that the rest of the TFB staff will do their […]
In recent years the firearms industry has witnessed a boom in sales of Pistol Grip Firearms or PGFs. “Firearms”, as they are classified, like the Remington Model 870 Tac-14 and Mossberg Shockwave have left some gun owners scratching their heads. These specialty grip weapons are simply viewed as “firearms” or “non-shotgun shotguns” and have barrel […]
NYC mayor wants to seize private property from landlords who don’t want their tenants living on the property anymore.
And the Republicans are looking to enact gun violence restraining orders.
So, ya’ll surviving this .gov shutdown thing?
Apparently, after 30 days of furlough, federal jobs are permanently vacated. I doubt that will happen.
Meanwhile, economic illiterate Bernie Sanders on the twitterer:
The scientists tell us that the future of the planet is endangered by climate change. Meanwhile, because of Trump's government shutdown, about 95% of E.P.A. employees have been furloughed because they are "non-essential." How insane is that? pic.twitter.com/1XiUvqbzUf
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) January 15, 2019
Uhm, what’s insane is that a department that is 95% non-essential exists.
Judge Rules Police Cannot Require People to Unlock Their Own iPhones With Thumb or Iris. It’s a violation of the fifth amendment.
… but it’s almost one in the afternoon and the sun is still shining. The road mud is drying. My driveway is still a quagmire but that’s going to go on for some time since the gully behind the Lair still has snow and drains into the driveway. No matter. I needed some sun.
Just got home from town with everything I should need to repair the Jeep’s cooling system. It cost every bit of cash I had squirreled away for emergencies, plus 44 cents. How’s that for planning? That includes a line wrench for the transmission cooler fittings, and thanks to the commenter who reminded me of them – that would have been infuriating.
It’s baking day and I’m already late for starting it, so I’ll go into auto repair mode as soon as it warms up tomorrow unless the weather plays me another dirty trick.
A couple of regular readers hit the tip jar recently which helps a lot. Thank you very much, this latest Jeep nonsense tapped me out.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said Tuesday evening that she is launching a presidential exploratory committee, throwing her hat into a crowded field of potential 2020 White House candidates. [More]It's not too late to ask her some tough questions on guns.
Kel Tec’s CP33, a 30 or 50 round 22LR:
If this turns out to bypass Kel-Tec’s usual release issues, it will have my interest.
Or at least be working to improve their level of safety. (The world is not a safe place, and you can’t make it one by wishing or doing.) After Jayme Closs returns, northwest Wisconsin wonders how to feel safe again.
The randomness of a meticulously planned crime has shaken residents of Barron, Wis.
Double murder of the parents. Kidnapping of the girl. Escape, followed by arrest of the bad guy. The story has been all over the news.
But one thing caught my attention. Or actually, it made me want to scream.
People are uncertain. They’re frightened,” said local newspaper editor Bob Zientara, who has the ear of a town that, in an instant last week, became overwhelmed with joy at Jayme’s return. “It’s tempered joy because now [people] realize that things like this can happen here.”
Really?!! They believed that bad things couldn’t happen in their neighborhood/town/county/state? Really? Crime only takes place in “Other kinds of places.” Crime only impa...
Rugged Suppressors has brought a new meaning to lightweight silencers with their latest engineered design. The Radiant762 is comprised of stellite and titanium and also affords the user the luxury to easily switch between two different lengths. This can provide the shooter different purposes for different needs in the field or at the range. This […]
The post NEW SHUSHER: Rugged Radiant762 LW w/ ADAPT Modular Technology appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
The Gun Owners of America’s legal arm, the Gun Owners Foundation, is pressing further in their full-throated defense of Jeremy Kettler, a disabled US Army combat veteran. Mr. Kettler was convicted of possession of an unregistered firearm in violation of the National Firearms Act (NFA) in November 2016. The original complaint against Mr. Kettler […]
The post GOA Files Case Before SCOTU...
Self-defense is not a sufficient argument against gun control.
Zack Ford @ZackFord
Tweeted on January 15, 2019
[The United States Supreme Court and about 100 million United States gun owners disagree with this absurd assertion. But you should know that people like this exist.—Joe]
As in: tilting at windmills.
A buddy at work says he is donating to the GOA because they are bring a suit to challenge the NFA.
Why do you need to repeal all or part of the 1934 National Firearms Act? Like I said, it's step W or X and we are on D. There are so many more things to do first that will help so many more people.
And actually have a chance of winning.
A Supreme Court made up of 9 Scalia clones wouldn't rule in favor of that kind of repeal now.
Most voters will never support repealing the machine gun part. To repeal the suppressor part... you probably will need a legislative solution to have a hope in heck.
I have a new free short story available now on the Baen website. https://www.baen.com/
The Testimony of the Traitor Ratul is set during the events of Son of the Black Sword, and gives the backstory of one of the pivotal supporting characters. Here is a direct link: https://www.baen.com/testimonytraitorratul
Book 2 in the Saga of the Forgotten Warrior, House of Assassins, comes out in a couple weeks. And Baen.com always likes to have a non-fiction article to go along with their free fiction, so as a happy bonus this month, there is an article by Whit Williams (my sword fighting technical adviser for the series) about The Swords of Lok https://www.baen.com/swordsoflok
I hope you enjoy.
There are a couple of things I've noticed int he past week. Both from Insty.
Today, with the freeing of females from traditional role constraints, it is still primarily men who do the dangerous and dirty jobs, who make up most of the first responders and the military who defend us, and who, as scientists and engineers, continue to address the natural world for understanding and to serve our needs. These are some of the ways that the characteristics and qualities of men benefit society. And it is the job of socia...
(Via the Woodpile Report)
If you're new to prepping, allow me to tell you something: Food is the single most important thing you can store. While in an emergency there are a ton of problems to deal with, if you're hungry in an emergency there is only one.
That said, food storage, when approached in the prepper manner, isn't as simple as "We'll just fill up the spare bedroom with stuff from the grocery store!" However, the grocery store isn't a bad place to start when you're starting.
Bear in mind the caveats pointed out. Remember that water, which is only mentioned in passing, is as important as food. Actually more so from a technical point of view, but I'm not going into that now. Just be sure you have access to plenty of potable water and a means to make more.
To paraphrase F. Scott Fitzgerald (or possibly Mark Twain or Ernest Hemingway), a crisis starts slowly at first, then all at once. Don't get caught empty-handed in a crisis.
An investigation caused the officers to believe that Collier was drunk and when they tried to arrest Collier for DWI, he resisted and assaulted the officers on the scene. [More]So can we infer professional courtesy from no mention of guns being drawn...?
“We have legislators drafting bills who have no idea how firearms work or any sense of firearm nomenclature,” Fortunato said. “When decision makers want to restrict someone’s constitutional rights, they shouldn’t go off half-cocked.” [More]I have mixed feelings about this.
Ranchers and farmers near the U.S.-Mexico border have been finding prayer rugs on their properties in recent months, according to one rancher who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation by cartels. [More]Curious how those with the resources to prove such allegations for all to see don't seem interested.
A federal judge on Tuesday invalidated the Trump administration's addition of a U.S. citizenship question to the 2020 census, the first ruling in a handful of lawsuits that claim the query will hurt immigrants. [More]See, disenfranchising you and me doesn't count.
ROGUE AI Alexa DOWN – Amazon helper stopped working, ‘ignored users’ and wouldn’t turn off [More]Say, who's up for some RFID-connected "smart guns"?
If leftists believe any of the above, let alone all of it, they are deluded people ... If leftists do not believe those claims, they are not deluded; they lie for effect and, therefore, engage in evil. [More]It's not necessarily either/or.
LA teachers union advocates for illegals, then complains of overcrowded classrooms [More]What, they don't teach math?
Does this still work?" O'Rourke said. "Can an empire like ours with military presence in over 170 countries around the globe, with trading relationships . . . and security agreements in every continent, can it still be managed by the same principles that were set down 230-plus years ago?" [More]Yeah, the problem is we've been following the Constitution too closely all these years.
A soulful piano ballad channeling Springsteenian 1980s power rock, Killers frontman Brandon Flowers tackles President Donald Trump's border wall, mass incarceration and gun violence by anchoring each stance with singing "...in the land of the free." [More]Remember when editor-in-chief Steve Forbes was running for president and wanted us to believe he was our pal?
Botched Brexit means clock ticking on UK's chance for sovereignty, freedom from EU *Yeah, sure. "Botched."
Gun Owners of America Funds Challenge to National Firearms Act in U.S. Supreme Court [More]If nothing else it will strip away illusions from all but the willingly self-deluded.
The Performance Center is offering yet another great j-frame! This new addition to the line up has some excellent features right out of the box. Read more in the press release: New concealed carry revolver features Performance Center Tuned Action, Crimson Trace® LG-105 Lasergrips® Performance Center announced today that it has added a new, lightweight J-frame revolver to its growing line of unique concealed carry revolvers. The […]
Way back when I was still working at the 1-hour photo lab, call it 1989 or 90, we carried a few of the usual cheap blister-pack point & shoot cameras, as well as some more expensive Kodaks and a few Olympus cameras.
The most expensive thing in our department was the Olympus IS-1. It was a single-lens reflex camera, but the 35-135mm power zoom lens was built-in and non-interchangeable. Olympus called it a "zoom lens reflex" and it was yet another attempt by a camera maker to solve the saturated market for SLRs in the last decade or so of the previous millennium. (Basically, everybody who wanted an SLR had one, and now they had to figure out a way to separate people who were scared of knobs and dials from their money.)
Anyhow, the IS-1 was pretty spendy, several hundred dollars, which was more than I'd given for the '75 Ford Granada I was driving at the time.
A few years ago, when I was in the throes of the film camera bug, I spotted one for sale on eBay for next to nothing, and bought it.
When it arrived, I pu...
This started with an article over at The Silicon Graybeard, which was of interest to the geeks who love all things tech. (Which includes me!) It was on the problem of Thermal Runaway in lithium ion batteries. And they are a problem.
As the number of electric vehicles continues to grow, the number of fires is going up. I did a piece about burning Teslas five years ago, in February of ’14. At that time, Tesla seemed to have a catastrophic fire rate of about 1 in 4000 cars. For perspective, at the same time, GM had just recalled 370,000 of their GMC Sierra pickups for a software fix that had caused eight fires, or 1 in 46,250, less than 1/10 the electric Tesla’s rate.
This prompted a search, which was going to try and get better numbers on Tesla and the current state of affairs. (I may still keep looking for that, and if I find it, I will post it somewhere.) But instead I tripped over something I missed. Since I don’t have any connection to the CNN, MSNBC, EIEIO 24-hour-news, I don’t know if this got much cov...
This is a story about trusting your instincts, and not giving up. Bastrop store clerk fights off attempted robber recalls deadly encounter.
Guy backs into a parking space at a convenience store, and is acting a bit weird in the store.
“He kept walking along the counter well I just reached over and put my hand on leroy”, said Linzay.
Leroy is the .38 revolver Linzay keeps under the register every shift. She says she’s never had to pull the trigger in the 23 years she’s had the gun but in the blink of an eye that changed.
He came at her with a knife, and they fought over the gun. She was stabbed and shot a couple of times. He died at the scene. She is home recuperating with her granddaughters around her. There’s a link to raise funds for her medical bills at the bottom of the link article.
Bad Guy with a gun, stopped by Good Guy with a gun. JSO: Suspected robber shot by employee at MetroPCS.
According to the police report, Deschion Baskerville went into the MetroPCS, pulled a gun on a female clerk and demanded money, threatening to kill her. She handed over some money, then ran into the office and told a co-worker what was happening.
That co-worker was armed. The guy who got shot has been charged with Armed Robbery. I’m guessing that his day didn’t turn at all the way he planned it.
Self-defense is a human-right, and in Florida it is mostly your legal right as well. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.
You know what really grinds my gears? Pretty much everything in this video.
High Speed Gear is now offering through their Duty Line of law enforcement products New LE BLUE offerings to more openly acknowledge and thank our men and women in blue. Moreover, the High Speed Gear Duty Line in LE Blue was developed for law enforcement in jurisdictions that require less aggressive looking gear. This as […]
The post New LE BLUE Duty Line of High Speed Gear Now Available appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Kel-Tec planned to release its new KS7 shotgun at Shot Show 2019 but leaked information got out about the gun early. Lucky for us, we got an opportunity to show you their newest bullpup pump-action shotgun before anyone else! The KS7 is a compact and lightweight design based on their popular KSG that features improved […]
If you follow what’s going on here at TFB you know about the Spuhr accessories for the Heckler & Koch G3. I shot a prototype of the system a few years ago, mounted on the Swedish Ak4 (HK G3) with an Aimpoint CS as the main optic. I have little or no experience with the […]
The post Spuhr explains the failed ergonomics of the Heckler & Koch G3 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Well it’s not technically a musket, it isn’t a smooth bore, it has straight rifling rather than spiralled. You may remember the hype which surrounded Franklin Armory’s mysterious Reformation in the run up to SHOT Show 2018. Well almost exactly a year later the Reformation is now available. Boasting a SBR length without the need […]
The post Franklin Armory Reformation: The Semi Automatic Musket Cometh appeared first on ...
Steiner USA will have a new Reflex Sight available early 2019 called the DRS 1X (Defendu Reflex Sight). As reflex sights in general it is focused for targets at close range, but with a small 2 MOA dot in the middle you should be able to engage targets into the medium range as well. The […]
Look... I'm not criticizing the NRA lately because they have gone on about repealing the 1968 GCA or repealing the 1934 NFA... or hell just tweaking the Hughes out of the 1986 FOPA.
I know a magic wand isn't gonna get waved, at the prompting of the NRA, and we get gun own utopia.
My criticism is we moved the ball down field in the right direction. We might lose some yardage for a snap, but we gain that all back the next run.
My criticism is we've ONLY been losing yardage lately.
I need to NRA, the GOP, Trump, to throw us a bone. Don't just concede a point, fight for it. Compromise for it. Go for a bumpstock ban, fine, and administratively so it will be easier to overturn, but get suppressor taken off the NFA list in return. Or something. ANYTHING. Not nothing.
Instead, we get bupkis. Surrender.
I am criticizing the long list of bupkis we've gotten lately.
The Leftists are patient, and are happy to tighten their ratchet a click at a time. We need a counter ratchet. A click for fr...
[More]Let me guess: The parents are neither Republicans nor NRA members.
My friends and business advisors have been telling me for years that I need to start a Patreon account to allow readers a convenient method to support my work. With revenues from advertisements and affiliate sales declining for the second year in a row, I’ve decided to create one.
I currently have a Paypal donation page (linked in the right sidebar) and I appreciate all of you who have donated in the past few years. I will keep that available if it is more convenient for you to use. Some folks don’t like Paypal’s politics and refuse to use it. I understand that perspective. Here’s another option.
I’ve set up an account on Patreon. You can easily subscribe to my work for as little as $1 a month.
I’ve seen lots of creative types provide special content for their patrons only. That’s not my style. I really wan...
As tempting as it might be to get your waders off after a fishing trip or duck hunt and forget about them in a closet, it’s necessary to wash your waders before storing them.
I hunted ducks in Arkansas and Mississippi right after Christmas. My waders, between hunts, got a wash with well water as I stood on a special area set of pavers. My guide, from Bust-A-Duck Guide Service, hosed them down as I wore them, and even had me roll the boots toward the toes so he could get the mud off the soles. Then, I hung them upside down in the locker room to dry....
The following blog is an excerpt from 19 Ways to Experience Your Parks in 2019 by the National Park Foundation.(National Park Service photo)
National parks are filled with so many opportunities for you to get active, meet...
Teddybears is a group out of Sweden known mostly for mixing a bunch of different genres. (Pop, rock, hip-hop, electronica, reggae, etc.) Mad Cobra – Ewart Everton Brown – is a Jamaican Reggae musician. They teamed up to bring us this. (Not dance music, exactly, but a little up-tempo to start your day.)
This is “Cobrastyle (feat. Mad Cobra)” from the 2004 album Fresh from the Teddybears. (It wasn’t released in the US until 2006.) YouTube is achieving peak insanity when it comes to privacy and ad-blockers. Use the link above if it complains. (WHEN it complains. I seriously don’t know why they still support embedding of videos, since it never seems to work.)
Teddybears isn’t usually a group that I like, but I do...
Developed in the 1980s in response to a need for new West German police sidearms, the H&K P7 is one of the most mechanically unusual pistols to have been commercially successful in recent decades. It incorporates a number of features which are rather polarizing; brilliantly innovative to some, and pointlessly unproductive in the eyes of others.
The biggest innovation H&K made in the P7 was the squeeze-cocking system. The front strap of the pistol must be depressed (with a substantial amount of force) in order to fire. This action acts to cock the striker back to its full travel, and when the front strap is release, the striker is dropped completely forward. As a result, there is no chance of a discharge, and could potentially happen on a traditional striker-fired gun which keeps the striker partially cocked at all times. The P7’s system also allows it to have a better trigger press by not using the trigger to retract the striker.
The piehitters and preppers alike will LOVE these promo videos:
“from .22 to .308 and everything in between”… here is some fancy product video:
Tim Ralston (the guy who invented it) talking about how it replaces all the guns he has on the table for a SHTF WROL scenario:
Here’s the feature list:
LOL this is incredible:
This is filling a big void in my heart, where lots of gun related humor YouTube content used to be. I hope Brandon keeps doing it for the sport. That’s what it’s all about really. It’s been proven over and over again that dudes who are like “I gotta make content and get paid handsomely for it because I de...
Holy this is so dumb its genius:
I looked it up on Amazon, and to my surprise the cool teens (or gaming teens anyways) must love it. It has a solid 4 star rating and 955 customer reviews...
Via email from Drew.
Oregon is demonstrating what they want for the future of gun ownership. These legislators are the want-to-be tyrants sponsoring Senate bill 501:
Senator Rob Wagner
Representative Andrea Salinas
They are proposing you spend 364 days in jail and/or pay a $6250 fine if you are caught in possession of a magazine which holds more than five rounds. No grandfathering. Furthermore, you would be prohibited from purchasing more than 20 rounds of ammunition in a month unless you purchased it and used it at the range.
I remember when the 1994 AWB was being proposed. It restricted magazine size to 10 rounds. Gun rights activists pointed out that if it was constitutional to limit the magazine size to 10 rounds there was no real limit and that in the future we would see seven, five, two, and zero magazine size limits. The anti-rig...
Lincoln Memorial University School of Law invited me to a symposium on Friday. I will be expecting my fans to be at the airport with a brass band and banners.
Woman has carry permit and is carrying, and shoots the bastard.
Leftist whines and moans about how horrible that she shot him.
and it blows up in your face.
I suspect the idiot probably yelled at her 'get me ready' people for not telling her what racial crapmongering not to try: "If I'd known I could've called him an Uncle Tom!"
By Nathan Barton
As the current partial government shutdown continues and sets a modern record for the Fedgov’s closure, it may be that we are seeing the future.
No, it is NOT a future that looks like the National Mall in this photo.
Rather, it is the idea that government does not have to own or run our national treasures, to let us preserve and protect them and enjoy them now and in the future. That indeed, we don’t need government for most (or all) of what government supposedly is essential to provide.
A report by Reason Magazine discusses events in Yellowstone National Park. Various local firms are stepping up to maintain trails, plow highways, collect trash, clean ...
Did you know that the The Norwegian Armed Forces were the first customer to adopt the HK416 in the year of 2007? Norway now has an added appetite for firearms from Heckler & Koch, a hunger they share with many other European countries. The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency has awarded Heckler & Koch with a […]
The post Heckler & Koch supplies more HK416 Assault Rifles to the Norwegian Armed Forces appeared first on ...
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