Tuesday, 23 April

13:55

The desert does enjoy its drama. I may or may not be making an afternoon chicken run today.

She Would Know from Experience

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:16, Tuesday, 23 April

Hillary Clinton on Trump: ‘Any other person who had engaged in those acts would certainly have been indicted’ for obstruction of justice [More]
God, I hope all the speculation about Barr investigating those behind the collusion hoax turns out to be true.

More Kool-Aid, Please

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:10, Tuesday, 23 April

THE IMMIGRANTS WE NEED MOST [More]
And how are they and their birthright children gonna vote, "economic advisor to Donald Trump"?

If there is any kind of "technological skills shortage," as the claim by this "Freedom Works" apparatchik to provide cover for subsidized cheap labor is made, try looking at the welfare state: the one that provides individual incentives for not working or improving oneself, the "public education" racket and the multinationals that find it cheaper to bring in foreigners than to cultivate domestic talent.

This guy is The Swamp talking, part of an unholy alliance of neocons, libertarians, moderates, sellouts, Deep State kapos, and rope-selling capitalists.

I understand the unelected First Son-in-Law is about to make his case, at which point I expect Ivanka's Daddy to disappoint again those who elected him because of his...
"If we're going to have a sustainable planet that provides services to communities around the world, we need to change this trajectory in the next ten years, just as we need to do that with climate," noted WWF chief scientist Rebecca Shaw, formerly a member of the UN scientific bodies for both climate and biodiversity. [More]
Did anyone seriously think they'd stop with "carbon credits"?

Ocasio-Cortez defends VA healthcare to veterans: 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it' [More]
"Free" government health care for all!

My 2019 NRAAM Schedule

by JulieG in Blog – Julie Golob at 10:48, Tuesday, 23 April

It’s almost time for NRA Annual Meetings! I love meeting and talking with so many #2A loving NRA members. Here’s my schedule for the week: On Facebook? I’ve posted events with details. I’ll also be sharing my daily schedule in my Instagram stories too. I hope to see you there!

The Socialist religion in one picture

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 11:28, Tuesday, 23 April

— Sal the Agorist (@SallyMayweather) April 22, 2019


It's funny because it's true.

‘Red Flag’ Laws Raise Constitutional Issues

by Dave Workman in Liberty Park Press at 11:36, Tuesday, 23 April

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Is secession dead?

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 11:01, Tuesday, 23 April

By Nathan Barton

Back in 2012, following the reelection of a very divisive squatter at 1600 PA in DC, there was a raft of petitions posted to FedGov websites (such as “We the People”) and other venues, petitioning the FedGov to allow various states to secede from the Union (or what was formerly a Union).

Mama Liberty and I commented on this in a posting “The Scent of Secession is in the air” dated 11 November 2018.

Now, more than seven years later, whatever happened?

First off, as reported in The Hill  back in January of 2013, the White House DID answer all those various petitions – not a total blow-off, but the usual publicist’s puff piece.  At least a half-dozen did hit and exceed the 25,000 signature threshold required: Texas’ had more than 125,000.  (Although as someone pointed that, that is a very small percentage of Texan residents, not even counting border jumpers.)

Many commentators chimed in, at ...

I was surprised they reported on it all, since WaPo has proven they are not interested in dead Christians. Is Your Far-Right Anger Stoked Yet? I guess they feel the need to justify the story to their progressive base. Or something. According to the Washington Post, you are a far-right extremist if you think blowing […]

Pirate’s Cove on Climate Change

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 09:59, Tuesday, 23 April

William Teach at Pirate’s Cove has a long list of posts deconstructing the Climate Change cult, but this one is especially entertaining. And on point. Say, What Does Life Look Like After “Solving” Hotcoldwetdry?. There’s been a concerted effort as of late by the Cult of Climastrology to attempt to paint the world after implementing […]

Below are pictures of a homemade submachine gun seized last month by the Municipal Civil Guard of Limeira in Sao Paulo along with cocaine base paste and marijuana. This illicit craft produced SMG model has been seized as far back as at least 2014 and has appeared more regularly in recent months. These weapons are […]

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Free Syrian Army (FSA) Combat Robots [Part 1]

by Marawan Maklad in The Firearm Blog at 10:00, Tuesday, 23 April

After introducing several models of locally made remote-controlled weapon stations, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) realized that the time has come to upgrade their stuff. Aside from the magnificent Sham-R3 which can elevate from behind cover and shoot, all the RCWSs had a crucial downside which is the FIXED POSITION. So they thought about the […]

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09:55

Whew! Warmer than expected.

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 09:25, Tuesday, 23 April

Just got back from my morning walkie.


I was promised cool weather and thunderstorms for today. The forecast still says afternoon t-storms, but right now it’s looking like sunny and warm. Had a lovely walkie but I’m trying to take it easier because I’ve been fraying t...

Retail Politics

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 08:42, Tuesday, 23 April

For the past three days, I've been doing retail politics.  When I talk to people in the stores, I tell them that I'm running for Sheriff.  I have some postcards wit my campaign sign on one side and my platform on the other.  I give them a card nd if they want to talk, we talk.  If not, they get the card anyway.  If they decline, they decline.

I'm trying to break the code on Facebook ads.  The ads are cheap, and you ca target your audience.  I don't necessarily need the folks inn WHerever, KS to see my ads, but I sincerely want the folks in Rapides Parish, LA to see my ads.  Facebook and I are to the point where they are sending me a letter through snail mail with a verification code.  As soon as I get the letter, I'll sit down and finish filling out their online stuff.

I happened to stop by  local liquor shop this morning and talked with the owner.  One of his girls mentioned that she had never seen anyone campaign in a liquor store.   Retail sales of liquor are brand-new to this part of the parish and from all indications, he's doing a land-office business.  He's the kind of guy I want on m...

During processing, Cruz-Rosa told authorities he had most recently worked as an “election canvasser” for CASA de Maryland, a … publicly-funded agency” that “provides advocacy and assistance for both legal and illegal immigrants.” [More]
I guess we know which side of the aisle they sit on...

[Via Michael G]
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GilliBrand-Name Recognition

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:40, Tuesday, 23 April

EXCLUSIVE: Former NXIVM Sex Cult Employees: Kirsten Gillibrand’s Father And Stepmother, Second Cousins, Were Very Active In Sex Cult [More]
Looks like the fruit doesn't fall very far from the tree.

Figures she'd be a leading Opposite Day "progressive" loudmouth...

A Good First Step

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:54, Tuesday, 23 April

Bill to Allow School Districts, Teachers, to Protect Children Moves to Full Senate [More]
It's still a far cry from "the people."

Florida deputy ordered to surrender gun and badge amid viral video of him slamming teen's head [More]
Somehow, “They did exactly what they were trained to do” does not seem to make things better.

[Via Jess]

Chained Heat

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:43, Tuesday, 23 April

Women prisoners were three times as likely to be sexually victimized by women inmates than were men inmates by other male inmates. [More]
#RelieveWomen

[Via William T]

Yada, Yada, Yati

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:25, Tuesday, 23 April

Someone under an apparent fake name of Yati Arguna filed a request to get all the information on the people that turned in their bump stocks to the Washington State Patrol.  [More]
Reverse doxing, anyone?

45 Killed During Holy Week on Mexican Side of El Paso-Juárez Metro Border Area [More]
If you do import this, it will be duplicated in high-"gun control" Democrat areas.

Maybe Tommy Lee has the right idea.

[Via Wynn A

Harris: If Congress Doesn’t Take Action on Gun Control, I Will Take Executive Action as President [More]
Checks and balances?
We ain't got no checks and balances.
We don't need no checks and balances.
I don't have to show you any stinking checks and balances!

[Via bondmen]

Two Elk Grove police officers are recovering from gunshot wounds they accidentally gave each other while chasing down a suspect. [More]
We're victims of coicumstance!  Woob woob woob woob woob...

[Via bondmen]
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NJ Governor Wants To Punish Low-Income Gun Owners With Insane New Fees [More]
Well, they voted for him, and "gun control" was started to keep such populations in check. If it's any consolation, their family members causing the lion's share of the problems pay no fees.

[Via bondmen]

Democrat presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg used a question and answer session during an Iowa speech to claim numerous gun controls he supports are “completely compatible with the Second Amendment.” [More]
Yeah, banning "the birthright of an American" certainly looks indistinguishable from "shall not be infringed" to me.

[Via bondmen]
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I know, right?  I've had a box of Chore Boy pads since 2011 and zero, zip, nada...

[Via Fred M]

There is a great analysis of the 737 Max failures at IEEE:

The engines on the original 737 had a fan diameter (that of the intake blades on the engine) of just 100 centimeters (40 inches); those planned for the 737 Max have 176 cm. That’s a centerline difference of well over 30 cm (a foot), and you couldn’t “ovalize” the intake enough to hang the new engines beneath the wing without scraping the ground.
The solution was to extend the engine up and well in front of the wing. However, doing so also meant that the centerline of the engine’s thrust changed. Now, when the pilots applied power to the engine, the aircraft would have a significant propensity to “pitch up,” or raise its nose.
Larger engines were critical to the design, because that's how you get e...

22 April 1519: Hernan Cortes Lands in Mexico

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:48, Tuesday, 23 April

Yesterday was the 500th Anniversary of the arrival of the Spanish conqueror of Mexico, the man who overthrew the Aztec Empire, bringing Christianity and European civilization to Mexico and putting an end to cannibalism and large scale human sacrifice.

It is typical of our insane and twisted times that no celebration of this hugely important anniversary has been scheduled, and that, last month, the president of Mexico sent letters to the Vatican and the King of Spain demanding apologies for Cortes’ Conquest of the Aztecs and the Conversion of Mexico to Christianity. (BBC —...

St George’s Day

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 06:58, Tuesday, 23 April


Hans von Aachen, St. George Slaying the Dragon, c. 1600, Private Collection, London

From Robert Chambers, The Book of Days, 1869:

Butler, the historian of the Romish calendar, repudiates George of Cappadocia, and will have it that the famous saint was born of noble Christian parents, that he entered the army, and rose to a high grade in its ranks, until the persecution of his co-religionists by Diocletian compelled him to throw up his commission, and upbraid the emperor for his cruelty, by which bold conduct he lost his head and won his saintship. Whatever the real character of St. George might have been, he was held in great honour in England from a very early period. While in the calendars of the Greek and Latin churches he shared the twenty-third of April with other saints, a Saxon Martyrology declares the day dedicated to him alone; and after the Conquest his festival was celebrated after the approved fashion of Englishmen.

In 1344, this feast was made memorable by th...

Sri Lanka Terror Attacks

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:17, Tuesday, 23 April

Am a bit surprised that the WaPo and the rest of the media are covering this story. Sri Lanka blames local Islamist extremist group for Easter bombings that killed 290. Sri Lanka on Monday accused a local Islamist extremist group, the National Thowheed Jamaath, of being behind a string of Easter bombings at churches and […]

Secrecy, Self-Dealing, And Greed At The NRA is definitely worth the read if you have more than a few minutes.  Sure, there’s a lot in the article that comes from unnamed “sources”, citing numbers and a lot of other things that are only currently privy to those directly involved.  That’s not to say I don’t believe it though… I just wouldn’t take it as fact until it’s confirmed one way or an...

Preach Kirsten, preach on it:

I agree with her.  The way things are currently though, if you don’t like the rules where you live unfortunately the best option seems like moving… whether that be to a safer neighborhood, different state, or maybe even a different country.

Thoughts?

<– actual picture of Kirsten protecting her home.

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NRA Needs a Reform Movement That’s Realistic

by Sebastian in Shall Not Be Questioned at 09:17, Tuesday, 23 April

While the figures involved in the hardliner (Knoxers in the past) versus pragmatist (Wayne’s faction) debate have changed, the essential debate is still with us.

NRA’s parasitic relationship with its PR firm isn’t anything new. The Knoxers railed against it too back in the day. I’ve never been comfortable with it either, but I’ve always had the choice of living with it as a member, or joining the hardliners. I am of the opinion that NRA taking a no-compromise, hardline stance will ultimately result in its irrelevance. Believing we can always win by saying ‘no’ louder is not a winning strategy when you’re working as a determined minority in a republican political system.

These days the issue is bump stocks and red flag laws. NRA largely surrendered on the bump stock issue to buy time to stop the bills that would have put semi-automatic firearms in legal jeopardy. They endorsed red flag laws provided they had sufficient due process (which none of them do). I believe both these moves are unpleasant necessities that reflect the reality of the political situation post-Vegas and post-Parkland. If you want to fight and...

Revolver that Vincent van Gogh Committed Suicide with is Auctioned in FranceIt’s broken, it’s completely covered in rust, it’s non-restorable – would be only useful as a paperweight if not the history behind this 7mm pinfire revolver. Attributed to Vincent van Gogh, this is probably the gun that the great artist used to commit suicide by shooting himself in the chest and ending his life in […]

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Cabot OAK Custom “Le Nouveau” 1911 Pistol

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 07:00, Tuesday, 23 April

Cabot OAK Custom Le Nouveau 1911 Pistol (1)Cabot Guns, the renowned custom 1911 maker, has shown another work of art from their OAK Collection of 1911 pistols. This richly engraved gun is called Le Nouveau after the style of art, Art Nouveau, which motifs are used in the engraving pattern. The OAK Collection of Cabot pistols includes the company’s top grade one-of-a-kind guns. These […]

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06:55

The best way to deal with guns nuts is give them unlimited guns and ammo, natural selection will take care of these lower branch Republican mutations.

James Cavell @james_cavell
Tweeted on April 11, 2019
[I’m looking forward to Cavell giving me unlimited guns and ammo. I willing to bet my view of reality is more accurate than Cavell’s and at the end of the bet I’ll be alive and happy and Cavell will be poor and sad.

But that isn’t the real lesson to learn from Cavell. The real lesson to learn is that this is what they think of you. They believe the best way to “deal with gun nuts” is to see you dead.—Joe]

NOTICE – NSFW

😀 Y’all stay safe out there. I’m barring the doors to be on the safe side: Far too many bunnies around here, now that I think about it.

Something in Common

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:49, Tuesday, 23 April

TINSEL TOWN Gangs and glamour of Los Angeles revealed in stunning photos of rappers and Hollywood A-listers - Photographs vividly portray LA’s dual nature of celebrity glitz existing alongside gritty street culture [More]
Well yeah, they're basically narcissistic sociopaths who will do anything to anybody to get what they want. No wonder they gravitate toward ruthless political crime lords.

A Weapon of War

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:36, Tuesday, 23 April


[More]The question I would ask is "How many men are you willing to have killed imposing Intolerable Acts?"

Responsive

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:29, Tuesday, 23 April

My Response to Kamala Harris and Eric Swallowswell [More]
Basically, it's "No. Your move."

Certifiable?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:26, Tuesday, 23 April



Bear thinks he's found the motivating factor. [More]

Me, I haven't given up on Hanlon's razor. He's never had a real job outside of being a public trough parasite, so he probably resents those capable of actually making it as private citizens, which explains the obsession with controlling them.

I hadn't realized he broke both thumbs in college, and my first thought was someone must have kicked him in the @$$.

Police cruiser runs over sunbather on Venice Beach [More]
And yet another title comes to mind...

A Public Health Emergency

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:57, Tuesday, 23 April

A record number of homeless people are dying across Los Angeles County — on bus benches, hillsides, railroad tracks and sidewalks. Last year alone, 918 people died. And in the last five years, deaths have jumped 76%, outpacing the growth of the homeless population, according to an analysis of county coroner data by Kaiser Health News. [More]
What's the opposite of "sanctuary"?

Greg Goes to the Gun Store

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 04:01, Tuesday, 23 April

Written by: Greg Ellifritz

 

I made a rare trip to the gun store last week.  I decided to replace what Recoil Magazine calls “the ugliest gun on the planet” with a new Gen 5 model 19.  I’ve been carrying the old ugly 19 since 2001 and have almost 70K rounds through it.  I have big hands and a bit of arthritis in my knuckles after a lifetime of heavy lifting, lots of shooting, and punching people.  The finger grooves actually hurt my knuckles now after a long shooting session.  I’m also tired of getting “railroad tracks” from the slide on the web of my hand with my normal shooting grip.  The Gen 5’s lack of finger grooves and beavertail grip adapter solve these problems for me.

 

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The newsletter from Girls with Guns Clothing touted this heading: “Spring Styles That Are M-I-N-T To Be + Hunt With Us During Ladies Week In November.” How could I not check this one out? 

GWG Callie 2Girls Hunting

GWG Life is sponsored by GWG clothing

I clicked through to the home of Girls with Guns Clothing online, to its fresh and hip website, and noticed the new lineup of tees and tanks, made for outdoorsy women by outdoorsy women. Let’s look at a few here:

All tops come in siz...

We all know the truism about give a man a fish versus teach a man to fish. This concept correlates to children and hunting, but it’s a win-win for the teacher as well. Teach a child to hunt and he will hunt with you for a lifetime. Our outdoor pursuits keep my family close. My most memorable example of this was Mother’s Day 2018.

Four of our 5 kids made it home for the weekend. Actually, this was the ultimate gift. It’s not always easy to get everyone together now that they’re grown and pursuing their own lives. My youngest son, Garrett, is an avid turkey hunter. (Is there any other kind?) His gift to me was guiding me on my first turkey hunt. 

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[Ed: Mr. Harsanyi’s day job is as Senior Editor of The Federalist, and he writes regularly for National Review. So we know his head is screwed on right, pun intended.] David Harsanyi published this book last fall. No reviewer could better describe it than its own subtitle: A Ride Through America’s Enduring History with the […]

was poll taxes: "You have to pay this tax or you can't vote."  And if most of the people you didn't want voting were poor...

Anti-rights people still like the idea, although they want to use it on the right to self-defense nowadays:

"Oh, no, we're not restricting the 2nd Amendment, we're just enacting/raising this tax on owning a gun."  Same people who'd scream bloody murder if this was mentioned on voting think it's a great idea.  And it doesn't bother them- they probably consider it either a bonus or the point- that poor people will be the ones screwed by this.  Especially poor black...

But, the NRA.  There are Shenanigans at Corporate, but I don't know enough about the inside baseball stuff to have anything to add here.  I know I don't like what's going on with the NRA.    I'd rather spend that energy fighting the enemies of freedom and not fight amoungst ourselves any more than we have to.

Maybe I've run out of blog.  Could this be more than just a slump?

I could go to the range every day, and have a lot more fodder.  But that would get old, wouldn't it?

Holy Cripes, Iggy Pop is 72 years old.

“The movement towards androgyny occurs in late phases of culture, as a civilization is starting to unravel. You can find it again and again and again through history. In the Greek art you could see it happening. All of a sudden the sculptures of handsome nude young men, athletes, that used to be very robust in the archaic period, suddenly begin to seem like wet noodles toward the end. And the people who live in such periods (late phases of culture) — whether it’s the Hellenistic era, whether it’s the Roman Empire, whether it’s the Mauve decade of Oscar Wilde in the 1890s, whether it’s Weimar Germany — people who live in such times feel that they are very sophisticated, they’re very cosmopolitan: “homosexuality, heterosexuality, so what, anything goes, and so on…” But from the perspective of historical distance, you can see that it’s a culture that no longer believes in itself. And then what you invariably get are people who are convinced of the power of heroi...

Even In Deep Blue Seattle, Self-defense Works

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Tuesday, 23 April

If you break into homes, you will eventually find an armed homeowner, even if you limit yourself to deep blue, gun-hating regions. Homeowner fatally shoots suspected burglar. The homeowner called 911 to report that he heard breaking glass downstairs and believed several people were inside his home. A short time later, while the homeowner was […]

Self-defense is Legal in Florida

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:00, Tuesday, 23 April

Road Rage is never a good idea. In a state where a lot of people are armed, you should just take a deep breath. Florida Man With Gun Kills Driver, Also With Gun, In Road Rage Incident. Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said in a Sunday press release the shooter was a victim of aggravated assault […]

Self-defense In Tennessee

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:40, Tuesday, 23 April

How would you respond if someone forced their way into your home in the middle of the night. One dead in Robertson County Shooting. He showed up and claimed he knew the family. The homeowner told him to get lost. Towards the early hours of April 21st, Whitehead returned to the residence where he forced […]

US Navy Driggs Mk IX 37mm Quickfire Cannon

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 05:00, Tuesday, 23 April

This Driggs cannon and its accessories are lot #1117 at Morphy’s April 2019 auction.

Developed between 1883 and 1889 by Lt. William Driggs and Commander (later Admiral) Seaton Schroeder, the Driggs cannon was an improvement on the market-standard Hotchkiss quick-fire cannon of the day. By quick-fire, I am referring to a single-shot cannon that has a recoil mechanism and ejects its empty case automatically, leaving the breech open for rapid reloading and subsequent shot. This was the standard type of naval armament for allowing large vessels to combat small and quick torpedo boats in the late 19th century. The Driggs guns were made in many variations and calibers but limited total quantities until about 1908. This example is a Mk IX type in 37mm, made in 1897.

New C Mod. Modular Rifle Chassis by CHOATE Machine and Tool (1)Choate Machine and Tool has announced the release of a new modular chassis called C Mod. The new chassis is compatible with Remington 700 short action footprint receivers. Its modularity is expressed in the ability to change the stocks and forearms without a need for removing the barrelled action from the actual chassis. According to […]

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02:55

Now “weapons of war” are OK?

by Carl Bussjaeger in The Zelman Partisans at 02:00, Tuesday, 23 April

At long last, a victim-disarming politician has conceded that something is constitutionally protected by the Second Amendment.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg at Asian and Latino Coalition in Des Moines, Iowa
We’ve already decided this is within the Secondment [sic]. We have decided that somewhere in between a slingshot and a nuclear weapon, we can draw a line. That is not unconstitutional. That is common sense. That’s why I think assault rifles need to be on the table, too.

Slingshots.

But I hate to break it to the presidential hopeful…

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Monday, 22 April

20:55

THOUGHTS ON THE WML

by Mas in at 17:47, Monday, 22 April

One of the most common questions I get in class is about the value and application of weapon mounted lights (WML). Here are some thoughts on the topic, from an article I did for Backwoods Home magazine in 2011. My … Read more

Reverse Sear Steak, Soup, Salad, Cabernet Sauvignon

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 16:59, Monday, 22 April

I think I’ve mentioned I don’t take photos of a meal. It is mostly because my attempts always look like something out of the Gallery of Regrettable Food. I do, however, love a good meal. A prime cut of steak, and a salad is always a good choice, even if it is harder to find […]

First Firearm Series: First 22lrWelcome to another installment of TFB’s First Firearm Series. This series is dedicated to those that are contemplating buying their first firearm ever, or the first of whichever is the topic at hand. In this week’s edition, we’re covering the classic, practical, and affordable to almost any budget, .22 Long Rifle (lr).   FIRST FIREARM […]

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POTD: Five Generations of GLOCK 17 Pistols

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 16:58, Monday, 22 April

POTD - Five Generations of GLOCK PistolsToday’s Photo Of The Day was found on Glock’s social media pages. The pistols standing in a formation show the evolution of the iconic Glock 17 from Gen1 (far left) to Gen5. They may look very similar but there are certain appearance differences that can help you quickly and easily distinguish the different generations of […]

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16:55

Future Shock

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 14:06, Monday, 22 April



If I'm understanding the message here correctly, white male capitalists are greedy pigs and the future belongs to multicultural collectivists because... magic.

Or not.

Sing it, Merle.

Complaint filed against the NRA

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:12, Monday, 22 April

Bloomberg’s minions have filed a complaint with the IRS over their tax status. John Richardson has the details. More from Sebastian:

All I can say is NRA better have its act cleaned up by the time the next hostile administration is in the White House.

Help a friend out

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:10, Monday, 22 April

Oleg Volk‘s cat is in serious condition. There’s a fundraiser if you’d like to help.

Life in the future

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:09, Monday, 22 April

Snopes fact-checks the Babylon Bee.

The future is stupid.

Speaking of Douche Nuke ’em

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:07, Monday, 22 April

Ouch:

The entire U.S. military could not disarm 17,000 illiterate fanatics in Afghanistan, which has the square miles of one state, but Eric Swalwell is going to disarm tens of millions of wealthy, educated people who can now make guns with a click of a mouse. Good luck, Skippy.

— Kirk Freeman (@KirkFreemanLaw) April 10, 2019

Where Great Britain Used to Be

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:06, Monday, 22 April

That’s just pathetic.

Douche Nuke ’em

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:05, Monday, 22 April

Gun Porn

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:04, Monday, 22 April

11 new pocket pistols. That last one is a head-scratcher.

“Weapons of war will be no more.”

by Carl Bussjaeger in The Zelman Partisans at 14:40, Monday, 22 April

I have come to the conclusion that Eric Swalwell actually is insane. I don’t mean that as hyberbole, or in a gratuitously insulting way.

I think he is crazy.

Frankly, I thought it was rather odd when he noted that “The government has nukes,” then said he was sure he and the people he threatens could find “common ground” if we just talked. We were talking, and he threatened overwhelming military force against civilians.

That isn’t normal.

Since then, I and others have been pressing him on the question which most victim disarmers avoid like the plague: How?

How is he going to enforce his proposed ban? Particularly, how is he going to accomplish a ban and turn-in when even registration schemes never get compliance rates out of the low double-digits? When even a ban on toys — bump-fire stocks — saw a compliance rate of less ...



Remember this when people talk about how important those tests are.

We had a customer who frequented the shops I worked at in Tennessee who had passed his HCP shooting qual and he was blind. And by "blind", I don't mean that he couldn't see so well without his glasses, I mean dog-and-cane blind.

But you know what? He's got civil rights just like someone with 20/20 vision.
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Gun Crime in Gun-controlled Britain

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 16:15, Monday, 22 April

I’m shocked that the criminals don’t obey the law. Or maybe I’m not that shocked. Two men arrested after shooting in Wolverhampton which left six-year-old boy injured. Wolverhampton is a city in the West Midlands of the United Kingdom. Detective Inspector Rod Rose said: “These arrests are a significant step forward in our investigation which […]

NEW Ruger WRANGLER Rimfire Revolvers

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Monday, 22 April

Ruger WRANGLER Rimfire Revolvers (19)Ruger has introduced a new budget-priced rimfire revolver patterned after the legendary Colt SAA. These new six-shot .22LR revolvers are called Wrangler. As seen in the below-embedded image, Ruger markets this revolver to both new and seasoned shooters by calling it “The perfect revolver whether it is your first or your next“. Let’s take a […]

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It’s only late mid-April, there aren’t many hummingbirds about, and it makes absolutely no sense for two birds to fight over a 4-station feeder. But they’re hummingbirds: They make chickens look like Greek philosophers.

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"I'm running because I'm a patriot." ...  Moulton highlighted gun control..." [More]
Inigo has an observation.

God Save America

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:41, Monday, 22 April

After word got out that the New York Yankees were investigating Smith's earlier lyrics on Thursday — which include offensive references to African Americans — the Flyers followed suit. By Friday, the statue was covered with a black tarp and the organization said it was removing her rendition of "God Bless America" from its library. [More]
Send it to the Confederate Monument/Commissar Vanishes graveyard because the Yankees, who "held to the color line longer than all but three teams" and the Flyers, who can only seem to find one-half of a player of color in a lineup of 24, need to desperately virtue signal in true rope-selling capitalist fashion.

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The Takeaway

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:37, Monday, 22 April

 ...the softer the target, in many respects, the better. [More]
What must be going on inside the head of anyone who would deny this is a major factor in victim selection? Not the deliberate deceivers, because they're demonstrably evil, but the self-righteously deceived...?

Veil Of Elysium

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 12:20, Monday, 22 April

On Saturday, April 13th, I featured a sweet acoustic song by a band that usually is doing Heavy Metal. So for contrast, here is the original, Heavy Metal version of the song. This song is “Veil Of Elysium” by Kamelot from their 2015 album Haven. It was the first single released ahead of the album. […]

How Social Media is Hurting Young Shooters

by Matt E in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Monday, 22 April

Intro Social media today is a strange beast. It brings everyone together especially the 2A community and is a massive learning tool when used correctly. In the last few years, there have been social media “celebrities” who try to shoot as fast as possible. These people d...

10:55

I patted myself on the back too quickly. Went out to mark the wash end of the driveway this morning and found fresh coyote tracks. Checked the game camera, and…

That’s something I never expected to see. I’ve have expected them to be deadly enemies, but I have seven or...

It's Only Common Sense

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:06, Monday, 22 April

Gunmen kill 13 at Veracruz bar in one of worst Mexican slayings this year [More]
Close?

I often wonder if the SOP is to keep it quiet if Gunwalker weapons are recovered at crime scenes.

[Via William T]
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The NGSW-R is the planned replacement for the M4/M4A1 Carbine and the NGSW-AR is the planned replacement for the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) in the Automatic Rifleman Role in the Close Combat Force. [More]
You know, the birthright of an American...

[Via Jess]

Lest Ye Be Judged

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:30, Monday, 22 April

Tennessee Ridge judge arrested on three counts of child rape [More]
So he took an in-camera oral deposition  ...?

[Via Neil W]

California Woman Who Attacked Elderly Man for Wearing MAGA Hat Goes into Hiding [More]
Lord knows her being such an unhappy freak can't be her fault.

[Via William T]

Afraid of Girls

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:09, Monday, 22 April

I don’t aim down... [More]
I guess that's one excuse.  Naturally, "feminists" shelve the phony outrage when the woman who's being diminished doesn't conform to the approved agenda.

And it figures he considers himself "above"...

[Via William T]

Dirty Laundry

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:26, Monday, 22 April

Those connections and affiliations will cause many to dismiss this latest article as just more anti-gun propaganda. That would be a mistake. [More]
Nice to see someone with intimate knowledge of the situation reach the same conclusion I did.

Predictably, there is no shortage of Kool-Aid drinkers in comments...

Heads We Win, Tails You Lose

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:14, Monday, 22 April

So while the lead opinion initially would have reversed the conviction, because the court split evenly, 4-4, McLemore’s conviction in the trial court still stands.  [More]
All this and no warrant. Sounds like just the kind of thing the governed would consent to, no?

[Via bondmen...

Be Prepared

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:06, Monday, 22 April

Joe Sondag from Tier One Tactical Solutions joins us to discuss preparing for active shooter situations. [More]
Unless the fourth "E" includes "shooting back," it looks like Fox 2 Now just gave them a free infomercial so they can charge schools to parrot DHS instructions for doing everything but the one thing that will actually stop an armed maniac.

[Via ...

Sex-Slavers for Hillary

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:17, Monday, 22 April

NXIVM Sex-Cult Prosecutors Have Evidence Of Illegal Clinton Campaign Contributions For "Political Influence" [More]
And remember, for"progressives," every day is Opposite Day.

Slow Fist Coming

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:52, Monday, 22 April

Social Security’s Opens a New Window.  reserve funds are expected to be depleted in 2035, at which time the program will no longer be able to pay out benefits Opens a New Window.  in full. [More]
Hence the desperate need to import foreigners to keep the Ponzi scheme going.

Dog Day Afternoon

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:41, Monday, 22 April

Dogs are a tool of white supremacy and gentrification. [More]
Just ask Michael Vick.

[Via Michael G]

Get ready for "Earth Day"

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 07:10, Monday, 22 April

Just remember that the predictions made on Earth Day have been wrong - actually spectacularly wrong - for 50 years:

“By the year 2000, if present trends continue, we will be using up crude oil at such a rate … that there won’t be any more crude oil,” ecologist Kenneth Watt warned around the time of the first Earth Day event. “You’ll drive up to the pump and say, ‘Fill ’er up, buddy,’ and he’ll say, ‘I am very sorry, there isn’t any.'” Watt also warned of global cooling and nitrogen buildup rendering all of the planet’s land unusable.
None of it happened.  Instead, here's what we got that was the exact opposite of the predictions:

  • The USA is set to become the world's biggest oil producer
  • The EPA reports emissions of the 6 pollutants they track (ozone, carbon monoxide, lead, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, and particulates) have dropped by an aggregate 77% since 1970.
  • World hunger has dropped precipitously, to the point where just two countries now experience persistent hunge...

If You’re Going to Die on Everest…

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:42, Monday, 22 April

You want to choose a strategic position on the route to the top, and you want to be wearing something distinctive.

The Epoch Times:

Crumpled near a rocky alcove (Green Boots’s Cave), jacket pulled up over his face as if still shielding from the wind, Green Boots serves as a popular marker for climbers ascending into the “Death Zone,” on their way to the summit. There are around 200 such body “guideposts” on Everest, becoming indicators of altitude more than anything else. As time passes, they ...

“I Was Killed Near Rzhev”

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:33, Monday, 22 April

Hybridtechcar:

In the Rzhevsky district of the Tver region, near the village of Khoroshevo, a memorial to the Soviet Soldier will be installed, which will be visible from the federal highway M-9. The monument commemorates the heroism and courage of the Red Army soldiers who fought in the bloody battles for Rzhev and on the perimeter of the Rzhev-Vyazma ridge. The project of the memorial was designed by the sculptor Andrei Korobtsov from Belgorod. His work “I was killed near Rzhev” became the best...

The neighborhood around Howard University in D.C. has been improving, i.e. more whites are moving in, and white residents have taken to walking their dogs on the University’s grassy campus.

Howard students have freaked out over this horrible invasion of Black space, and complaints about “gentrification,” “colonization,” and memories of bloodhounds pursuing Little Eva and police dogs barking at demonstrators in Birmingham are flying.

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John Richardson has all the details. All I can say is NRA better have its act cleaned up by the time the next hostile administration is in the White House. As John mentions, “I could only imagine the damage this complaint might have done if it had been filed during the Obama Administration.”

I suspect that’s not lost on the faction of NRA that’s picking this fight. NRA isn’t the first corporation to enter into a parasitic relationship with a consulting firm. That’s not to excuse it: it needs to change, and should have changed yesterday. It should not take Bloomberg and a hostile state governor engaging in lawfare against the NRA for them to clean up their act.

When we sue Cuomo and other state officials personally, we don’t want it coming out that they might have a point about NRA having shady practices. You want the civil rights case to be open-and-shut, and not have both sides looking like they are trying to get away with something.

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Intro Many people have a hard time deciding what they prefer when it comes to Double Action/ Single Action handguns or Striker Fired handguns. They are two very different systems that both have their advantages, but often DA/SA guns take more time to master over striker fired guns. The market is filled with both options […]

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Taurus Adds .357 Magnum to Raging Hunter Line

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 08:00, Monday, 22 April

Taurus have announced that a .357 Magnum revolver will be joining their Raging Hunter line. The new .357 Magnum Raging Hunter will join the original .44 Magnum chambering. The revolver has a seven, rather than six, round cylinder and comes in either a matte black or stainless steel frame. Here’s Taurus’ press release on the .357 […]

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American Tactical Introduces Galeo Rifle

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 07:00, Monday, 22 April

South Carolina-based American Tactical have introduced the Galeo, a rifle made from surplus Israeli Galil parts kits. Providing that classic Galil aesthetic with the 5.56x45mm, Galeo is available with both wood and polymer furniture. According to American Tactical, they worked with the Israeli Military to get their hands on original de-milled Galil rifles, formerly used […]

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06:55

Scared men need big guns there is NEVER going to be a time in America that 20 people are going to storm your house. That’s ridiculous! You don’t hunt a Roosevelt with a 30 round mag. It’s just an extension of your manhood or lack there of. Buy a bigger truck for God’s sake!

Brad Henderson‏ @BradHenderson31
Tweeted on April 17, 2019
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday!

Shortly after I told him that Judge Roger T. Benitez disagreed with him he blocked me:

When thousands of people are rioting, as happened in Los Angeles in 1992, or more recently with Antifa members in Berkeley in 2017, a 10-round limit for self-defense is a severe burden.  When a group of armed burglars break into a citizen’s home at night, and the homeowner in pajamas must choose between using their left han...

…and wasting propane is a sin.

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 06:01, Monday, 22 April

I was going to let this last bottle go empty, just so I could neatly refill it. But that offends my sense of frugality. I’ve left the thermostat off but the furnace pilot on for a couple of weeks now, waiting for that cold snap that will let me bless the bedroom heater one last time. But it appears the need for heat is past.

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Guarding What Remains

by Home on the Range in Home on the Range at 05:57, Monday, 22 April

Archaeologists dig wherever there are bones being sought.  Rock, soil, mountains, desert, the earth is a quiet repository for that which once walked the earth. But in any action that requires interaction with both the local cultures and mother earth, such work presents its own unique dangers.

There are areas of volcanoes and earthquakes, subterranean growls that only seismologists and dogs can hear, rumbling under the earth like trains passing beneath with soundless and unimaginable speed. There's water that sometimes gives up on demure deception and coy concealment, rushing over the banks, onto beaches, its surge as unexpected and sharp as barbed wire. There are creatures, of tooth and claw, who would take ...
Red Flag Gun Laws Are a Page Out of Dystopian Science Fiction Novels [More]
You thought we were going to have flying cars?

[Via bondmen]

Don’t Dig the Rig- Special Pocket Holster Edition

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 04:01, Monday, 22 April

Written by Greg Ellifritz

 

When the weather is nice, I like to get out of my police car and do some foot patrols as often as possible. Every day (if calls allow) I’ll do at least one foot patrol around a shopping center, park, or school.

 

Last week, a school in my patrol district was hosting both a track meet and a tennis match. I chose that area for my foot patrol since there would likely be a bunch of spectators and I could interact favorably with parents, residents and fans.

 

While walking around, I found this lovely holster on the front lawn of the school. It was near a visitor parking lot. My guess is that someone was pocket carrying something like a Ruger LCP and had to leave the gun in his car before entering the school. He probably left the holster in his pocket and it fell out without him noticing.

 

Take a look at the photo. Do you really think this is an adequate carry holster? The area covering the muzzle is completely worn through. The holster is worn, abraded, and actually has some type ...

Every American should own a rifle. From youngsters with little .22 Crickets to old guys with their M1 Garands to women with rifles fit for them, so in particular, the popular AR style. I’m an advocate of changing a gun to fit your needs. I’m going to share a few of my favorite things that I think are essential in an AR rifle, that every woman should have, or at least know about.

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One simple and fun way to make your rifle unique is to use color. From colored handguards, accessories and magazines, there are many ways to use color to set your ...

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) today unveiled a new video series, “Many Paths to Firearm Safety,” to help new and potential gun owners understand the responsibilities they have if they decide to keep a firearm in their home.  

Project ChildSafe PR video series Firearm Safety

The series reflects that more Americans—especially women—are buying guns for many different reasons, ranging from personal protection to recreational shooting.  The central message is that while there are many different reasons why someone would choose to buy a gun, the co...

Poor Gremlin!

by Tam in View From The Porch at 05:34, Monday, 22 April

Oleg's cat is in a bad way. There's a GoFundMe to help. https://t.co/jyEUgPpsX3
— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) April 21, 2019

Leica Fable

by Tam in View From The Porch at 04:41, Monday, 22 April



Oh my lolz.

So, Leica's ad agency in Brazil made a short video commercial touting Leica's past (its *distant* past) as the photojournalist's camera of choice*.

Said commercial featured photogs running around in sweaty Banana Republic safari apparel, snapping those Decisive Moment shots. The final scene has a photojournalist poking the lens of his Leica R6 at a gap in some hotel room drapes in 1989 Beijing, and the camera zooms in to show the famous Tank Man photo reflected in the business end of his Vario-Elmar.

Whoever could've imagined that?*

Two years ago, Lara Stemple, Director of UCLA’s Health and Human Rights Law Project, came upon a statistic that surprised her: In incidents of sexual violence reported to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 38 percent of victims were men––a figure much higher than in prior surveys. Intrigued, she began to investigate: Was sexual violence against men more common than previously thought?
Some two years later, Stemple and her colleagues published a report titled  “Sexual Victimization Perpetrated by Women: Federal Data Reveal Surprising Prevalence.” (Editor's Note: The study is available only by purchase.) It is based on data pooled and analyzed from the years 2010 to 2013, and it reveals a “surprisingly significant prevalence of female-perpetrated sexual victimization, mostly against men and occasionally against women.”

And very little study of the matter.  Gee, I wonder why?...

And I got nuffin to post for Monday morning. 

Hmmm

Watched Movie 43 on Netflix and the third ep of the Ken Burns' baseball documentary.  43 is odd and weird and funny and star-filled.  I like it.  But I like weird stuff.  You'll love it or hate it.  But it is no blogfodder. 

Lemme check my internet history.

Videos on: the history of Notre Dame
Every shot in Dirty Harry (worthy, but old hat)
A little Japanese girl goes to the range for the first time in Michigan.  Not enough to poach a post.
The Boys in Company C.

The biggest highlight was Keto friendly breading for fried chicken.  Just use flavorless protein powder!   Mind.  Blown.


Hacks of the Week

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Monday, 22 April

Been a busy week. After Math: Move fast and break laws. So in case you missed it, what with Easter and all. (Hope yours was good!) Weather Channel hit with ransomware; it interrupted a morning show. The good news is that it looks like the WC was able to initialize its backups and restore signal […]

You can’t bilk tourists out of the 10.5 percent sales tax, if they don’t come to into the city to spend money. OT Doors Swing Wide. Rumors are the Lightgroot phoned in her displeasure the other day following the 500 over-exuberant youth further destroying Chicago’s reputation as a tourist destination. Except of course the ACLU […]

An Epic Fail of the Victim-selection Process

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Monday, 22 April

He thought having a gun made him dangerous. He miscalculated. Homeowner shoots, kills intruder in garage. Police said the homeowner was parking his car in the garage when invader went underneath the door and pistol whipped him. The homeowner grabbed his gun and fatally wounded the intruder. No charges against the homeowner because not only […]

Shooting the MP35: Germany’s Left-Handed SMG

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 05:00, Monday, 22 April

This submachine gun is lot #1011 in the upcoming April 2019 Morphy auction.

The MP-35 is one of several very nicely made inter-war German submachine guns. Unlike most, it has the magazine mounted on the right, and ejects out the left – a configuration chosen to standardize the manual of arms with the K98k style bolt handle. The MP-35 is also unusual in having a progressive type of trigger – although it’s not really a normal progressive trigger even. Instead, it is a normal sort of trigger for semiautomatic fire, and a second lever below the trigger which must be pulled for full auto fire. I suspect this will take a bit of getting used to…

Spanish Police Issued with Obsolete Rifles

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Monday, 22 April

CETME Model CThe Guardia Civil, Spain’s oldest law enforcement agency, has issued some of its officers with old, obsolete rifles. The Union de Guardia Civiles, a police union, has raised concerns that its officer are being equipped with out of date firearms after some units were issued with CETME Model C’s dating from the 1960s. The Union de Guardia Civiles expressed […]

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Sunday, 21 April

18:55

THE YEAR OF GOOD GUNS CHEAP

by Mas in at 18:17, Sunday, 21 April

Firearms sales are down in what some call the Trump Slump, people no longer buying “endangered species” guns like AR15s or pistols with double stack magazines on the theory that the current administration will veto attempts to ban them. This … Read more

This is one of the best pictures I’ve seen in a while, perfect for TFB’s Photo Of The Day. In 2017 we did a similar one, the Aerial Door Gunning with .50 BMG. Übung means exercise in German, and the picture is from “Heli Dust”. The picture is taken out of a Sikorsky transport helicopter CH-53 […]

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14:55

Last week I bought a Holosun HS515C red dot sight to replace the Bushnell TRS-25 that I used to have on my Beretta Cx4 Storm 9mm carbine. The Bushnell is a good budget optic  Today I zeroed it.

Out of the box the sight was very close to being on at 50 yards, with elevation right on and the mean POI about 3 - 4" to the right with 115 grain CCI Blazer Brass 9mm.




A neat touch with the sight is that the turret caps are actually adjustment tools. The little ridge on them is sized the same as the screwdriver slots on the actual adjustment knobs. This is a brilliant idea, IMO.

Top of the sight showing the screwdriver built into the caps, and the solar ce...

Spoiler Alert

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 14:48, Sunday, 21 April

The tomb is empty, and those who believe blowing up churches is helping their cause are severely deluded.

Belle Likes

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 13:43, Sunday, 21 April

My favorite-est gal, Belle, is a fan of the .32 revolver.  She loves them, she does.  Her current carry is an old Cold D frame in .32-0.  Not the most potent of firearms, but eminently shootable.  She likes it, is comfortable with it, and its okay with me.

She was surfing around this morning and came upon a new .32 revolver, this one from Charter Arms.  They call it the Professional, and Belle likes it a lot.  It is chambered in .32 H&R Magnum, has a 7-shot cylinder,, and weighs just 22 ounces with a 3-inch barrel..

Evidently it was designed in cooperation with Concealed Carry Magazine.



Grabagun has it listed at $404.99 but it is not in stock.  I told them to give me an email when they get one.  Belle already had her card out, ready to order.  I think that she wants to retire the old D fra...

Let’s get rid of all the guns…

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 13:00, Sunday, 21 April

By Nathan Barton

USPS Select 2018 Stamps include World War I Turning the ...

Over at Firearms News is one of Vin Suprynowicz’s latest columns, “They took the doughboy’s rifle away.” It an excellent, long, and fun read, taking us back over a century and showing Vin’s exceptional reporting skills. (So often lacking in most news media today.) And he raises important points about government stupidity and the irrationality of the liberal (Tranzi and Regressive) mindset.

He points out the incredible evil (my words, not his) of rewriting history and removing key facts in the guise of political correctness and protecting the children and avoiding giving offense or creating fear in people.

It is worth pondering.  We seem to more and more frequently run into organizations: governmental, “no...

The WiFi Alliance HATES Security

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 12:11, Sunday, 21 April

It is hard to come to any other conclusion. Dragonblood vulnerabilities disclosed in WiFi WPA3 standard. This story is actually about a week old – or more – but I only just pried free some time to delve into it. EVERY security protocol developed by the WiFi Alliance has sucked. The new one, WPA3, (Wi-Fi […]

The 610 is back! I’m a huge fan of The Centimeter and I also have a soft spot for Smith & Wesson revolvers. So I was excited when I found out that Smith & Wesson was bringing back the 610. The Model 610 is an N frame revolver chambered in 10mm Auto but it can […]

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10:55

Poor Reasoning

by Tam in View From The Porch at 09:11, Sunday, 21 April

By this logic, I can throw out my smoke detectors and fire extinguishers, yank the seatbelts and airbags out of my car, and cancel all my insurance policies. BRILLIANT! https://t.co/BWCi5BbKfr
— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) April 21, 2019

"That's different! Seatbelts are for saving people and guns are for shooting people!"

"That's presuming that there's never anyone who needs to be shot."

Eternal Darnation

by Tam in View From The Porch at 09:07, Sunday, 21 April

There are elementary school children who can see that sign, and who might be able to read it. Would you want to put their souls in danger of eternal heckfire? https://t.co/ny6RLsNPBZ
— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) April 21, 2019

07:55

The entire U.S. military could not disarm 17,000 illiterate fanatics in Afghanistan, which has the square miles of one state, but Eric Swalwell is going to disarm tens of millions of wealthy, educated people who can now make guns with a click of a mouse.  Good luck, Skippy.

Kirk Freeman @KirkFreemanLaw
Tweeted on April 10, 2019
[See also Boots on the ground.—Joe]

These are the only strange animals in evidence lately…


I’m still working on marking the other approaches to the Lair, to let the coyotes know I disapprove of their latest encroachments. It sounds stupid, but really seems to work. It just needs to be re-applied from time to time. “This is mine, you can have everything else” is a message coyotes actually seem to get.

Sunday guest post

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 07:07, Sunday, 21 April

h/t

Cleaning Out The Freezer

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 05:20, Sunday, 21 April

Younger son is moving to Los Alamos, NM in mid May.  They've been planning this move for a while, and he's down to the last stages.  They came up to visit this weekend, and brought two pork butts that won't make the trip.

Younger son is an accomplished cook, to the point where he managed a barbecue house during college.  He made some sort of savory stuffing from onions, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and other goodies.  Then stuffed the pork butts and left them with me, giving me instructions on how to cook them.

So, last night about 9:00 I started the smoker and set the temp to 225.


Then I went to bed.  This morning I got up, made cof...

While we usually hear The Messiah played around Christmas, Handel originally wrote it (and it was first performed) for Easter.  But the music very well might never have been written at all.  You see, the young Handel was a bit of a hot head and got into a duel in 1704:

Scholars speculate that [Johann] Mattheson requested Handel to fill in as conductor while Mattheson sang. After Mattheson performed his part on stage he went to return to the conductor’s seat at the harpsichord. But Handel would not move.
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Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 06:33, Sunday, 21 April

Easter

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 06:31, Sunday, 21 April


Piero della Francesca, Resurrection, circa 1463, Museo Civico, Sansepolcro

From Robert Chambers, The Book of Days, 1869:

Easter

Easter, the anniversary of our Lord’s resurrection from the dead, is one of the three great festivals of the Christian year,—the other two being Christmas and Whitsuntide. From the earliest period of Christianity down to the present day, it has always been celebrated by believers with the greatest joy, and accounted the Queen of Festivals. In primitive times it was usual for Christians to salute each other on the morning of this day by exclaiming, ‘Christ is risen;’ to which the person saluted replied, ‘Christ is risen indeed,’ or else, ‘And hath appeared unto Simon;’—a custom still retained in the Greek Church.

The common name of this festival in the East was the Paschal Feast, because kept at the same time as the Pascha, or Jewish passover, and in some measure succeeding to it. In the sixth of the Ancyran C...

Sunday Roundup of Link Roundups

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:05, Sunday, 21 April

It Sunday, so that means Pirate’s Cove has Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup. What’s happening in Ye Olde Blogosphere? The Fine 15 Watts Up With That? wonders if climate change is a cult (yes it is) Welcome To The Rightly Guided notes that Trump just dared to defend himself Weasel Zippers covers a pint sized AOC […]

Neighbors Are Shocked

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Sunday, 21 April

And self-defense works, even in Eastern Pennsylvania (deep blue as it is.) Person taken to hospital after shooting in New Hanover Township. Police said this shooting was “domestic related.” Initial reports said an intruder had been shot by a homeowner. Both can be true at the same time. Reporters seem confused on that score. As […]

Jewish Groups Confront Post-Pittsburgh Reality

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:39, Sunday, 21 April

The world is a dangerous place, but planning what to do in advance can certainly help Jewish groups prepare for the next Pittsburgh. Six months after the massacre of 11 Jewish worshippers at the Tree of Life synagogue complex in Pittsburgh, several dozen officials met in a conference room overlooking the National Mall here and […]

While a 14-hour-pub-crawl would have been a stretch, even in my youth, this doesn’t seem that far out of bounds to me; aside from the fight, that is. In a drunken Magaluf brawl between these two female squaddies, one almost bled to death. Even more troubling? It’s just the latest violent incident to raise questions […]

MAC Operational Briefcase

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 05:00, Sunday, 21 April

This MAC briefcase, gun, and suppressor are lot #1063 at Morphy’s April 2019 auction.

If a swanky outfit like H&K can make an “Operational Briefcase” with a submachine gun hidden inside it, then you can bet Military Armament Corporation is going to do the same! MAC made these briefcases for both the M10 and M11 submachine guns, and made a shortened suppressor for the M10 pattern guns to fit. They actually have a distinct advantage over the H&K type by fitting a gun with suppressor – but a distinct disadvantage in the exposed trigger bar on the bottom of the case, with no safety device of any kind.

Note: Possession of the briefcase with a semiauto MAC-type pistol that fits it is potentially seen as constructive possession of an AOW.A machine gun can be legally fitted in the case, but a semiauto pistol in it is c...

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Joyful Easter

by David in Musings Over a Barrel at 08:02, Sunday, 21 April

On the first day of the week,
Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning,
while it was still dark,
and saw the stone removed from the tomb.
So she ran and went to Simon Peter
and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them,
“They have taken the Lord from the tomb,
and we don’t know where they put him.”
So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb.
They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter
and arrived at the tomb first;
he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in.
When Simon Peter arriv...

Saturday, 20 April

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and I was thinking about it.  Had some connection to the events; nothing heroic.

The place I worked had two drops at that building, and they both went offline at the same time.  After a couple of minutes tried calling; couldn't get through.  No big deal, wouldn't be the first time someone screwing around in a building's phone room caused problems.

Few minutes later a guy from next door stuck his head around and said there were reports of an explosion downtown.  Again, no panic; first thought was that if it was an explosion, probably a boiler.  About ten years before the boiler at a school had blown, causing fatalities and damage.

Few minutes later guy stuck his head around again and said "Turn on your tv!"  We did, and oh, crap.

Some people in the hallways said they'd heard a rumble, but we heard nothing.

It got rather busy after that.

One of the things that I was occupied with was trying to contact the headquarters for the two agencies mentioned, and I discovered that some asshole had decided that since all that contact information was available online, we didn't need that ORI directory...

Saturday, a fine evening

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 19:30, Saturday, 20 April

Another time when the data will wait for analysis while you enjoy the weather




















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F*c*book Really Hates Security

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 18:25, Saturday, 20 April

When F*c*book screws up, they don’t do it in small measures. Facebook: we logged 100x more Instagram plaintext passwords than we thought. Millions of users, not tens-of-thousands of users were impacted. The social networking behemoth admitted that it had been logging some passwords in plaintext, saving a record of exactly what your password was, character […]

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Random Gulchy Moments

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 17:08, Saturday, 20 April

Baking day, which means I finally get to try out that new sifter. Never used one in all my life, but it seemed the logical way to sort out that old lumped-up flour…


And it works just fine! Problem solved.

A nice warm day, though a bit windy. I finally decided to set up th...

Caliber Wars

by Mr. RevolverGuy in Day At The Range at 15:08, Saturday, 20 April

Speeds Feeds and Ballistics

Federal, Speer 9MM and 40S&W go head to head in the clear ballistics Gel. Lets see how they compare to the 10MM Slugfest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXOf9vAAtOw
In Gel Penetration, expansion and weight retention

Anti-gunners Really Do Think Guns Have Magical Properties

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 15:44, Saturday, 20 April

We know that, but they rarely put it in writing.What Guns Do to Our State of Mind. Three men, in a dangerous community, in a dangerous nation, owned a gun, and all three died. The reason? The gun was magic – cursed, even When I asked Belairians why these deaths occurred, they often surmised that […]

POTD: Egyptian Navy SOF with SIG-516s

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 16:59, Saturday, 20 April

Egyptian SIG 516Today’s photo features Egyptian and French operators during joint naval exercise Cleopatra 2019. The stack is led by two French marines, both armed with the new Heckler & Koch HK416-FC while three members of the Egyptian Navy’s special forces are seen armed with new SIG Sauer SIG-516. From their patches, it looks like the Egyptians […]

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