YOU NEED TO GROW A PAIR AND STOP GETTING YOUR LACK OF MANHOOD FROM A FIREARM. ITS A PIECE OF METAL, IT DOESN’T DEFINE YOU
H/T to less fat Dave @BigFatDave.
We have SCOTUS decisions. They have childish insults.—Joe]
I should just skip Mondays, go right to first and second Tuesday.
If you aren't gonna even arse yourself to enforce the gun laws you have in some of the most restrictive environments in the country, then don't bother to pass MORE gun control laws. Oh, wait, criminals aren't the target of the new laws? The target is innocent people like me? I stand corrected.
I remember reasing this way back. I noticed it too. How gleeful NPR sounded at the thought of bread lines and Hoovervilles. Mr. Postrel just wrote about it, back then. Liberal salivation over a coming economic depression.
It's a shame we can't just apply economic down turns and gun bans to just liberals. But how would that even work?
BERNIE SANDERS SAYS 'WE WILL GO TO WAR AGAINST WHITE NATIONALISM AND RACISM' [More]"We"?
NRA SAYS NEW FLORIDA LAW WOULD TAKE AWAY RIFLES FROM '10-YEAR-OLD LITTLE GIRLS' ON THEIR BIRTHDAYS [More]The headline is what matters to most, so what will stick is the Alinsky Rule 5 ridicule.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is a hate-based scam that nearly caused me to be murdered [More]So Mike didn't belong on "Hate Watch"?
Jerri Kelly: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know [More]The two salient facts are she and hubby had LE careers, which no doubt shaped her actions, and she received different treatment from those who did not.
Written by: Greg Ellifritz You can prevail against an active killer even if you are unarmed. One of the most famous cases where unarmed men stopped an active killer was on a train traveling between Amsterdam and Paris a few years ago. Four unarmed Americans and one unarmed Brit teamed up to take […]
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Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke rails against mass incarceration in America. Yet this past Thursday, he demanded a ban on private ownership of semiautomatic rifles. Well, let’s crunch some numbers. According to Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun organ The Trace, there are 15 … Read more
The following blog is an excerpt from Active, Dormant, & Extinct Volcanoes of the National Park System by the National Park Foundation.Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park
Scaling rocks that never peak, leaving a gaping hole capable of spewing rock, ash, molten lava, ...
Poor lighting can prevent your abilities to navigate around obstacles and also hinders your ability to locate a potential intruder or quickly assess a threat. Realizing that criminal activity peaks during evening hours, especially after dark, it’s important to have the advantage of illumination. We know that law enforcement carries weapon-mounted lights, and with the new, compact options available today, more citizens are choosing to add them to their carry gun. Meet Streamlight.
I won't do it until I'm forced to)!"
A list of the Usual Suspects is included
Except of course it would. Baylor lets female professors fool around with students, punishes males for doing the same: lawsuit. Now this guy probably is guilty of bad judgement, but he was guilty, with no way of proving his innocence, once he was accused. Johnson [Title IX coordinator] ignored that the accuser had changed her […]
Or anything found for that matter. And you probably need to be aware of anything offered at an incredibly low price. These Legit-Looking iPhone Lightning Cables Will Hijack Your Computer. Because you are not smarter than the hackers. It looks like an Apple lightning cable. It works like an Apple lightning cable. But it will […]
This isn’t the first exploit to hit Bluetooth, and it probably won’t be the last. New Attack exploiting serious Bluetooth weakness can intercept sensitive data. Address book syncing between a car and phone, keystroke from a keyboard, it isn’t a particular product that is vulnerable, it is the ENTIRE Bluetooth architecture. KNOB doesn’t require an […]
Johann Nicolaus Dreyse, later promoted to the aristocracy as Nicolaus von Dreyse, designed the first mainstream military breechloading rifle. His rifle was adopted by Prussia and changed military history, but this was not his only work. Dreyse also endeavored to sell guns commercially, both rifles and handguns. This is an example of one of his first, the Model 1835. It is a single shot breechloader, with the chamber consisting of a rotating tumbler. The firing mechanism is identical in concept to that of his Model 1841 rifle, just scaled down for the smaller pistol. The piece uses a power charge of just 6 grains, but its breechloading action was quite advanced for the 1830s!
Reloaders take note! There is a new interesting reloading machine from Dillon Precision called the XL750. The new Dillon XL750 is a high-speed progressive reloading machine designed to load common rifle and handgun cartridges. Just to clarify, the XL750 is the blue thing in the picture above, not the red curtains nor the lady in […]
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The phobia some cultures have for pocket knives, no matter how small or innocuous, is one of those things that just grinds me to a halt.
Dude, understand this: In the ancestry of H. sapiens are many different predecessors. Go back far enough and the genus name changes from Homo to Australopithecus.
Do you want to know the difference between Homo and Australopithecus? The former had the sense to carry around a sharpened rock against expected need, and that's what made them human.
I recently received an email from Robert Z. asking three questions:
I have a couple of coworkers interested in shooting and I wanted to get your advice:
1) I have an orange gun – do you teach them the basics (grip, stance, 4 rules) before going to the range or you do it there?
2) most of the time you seem to have a private bay, is this something for VIPs only or any regular Robert can reserve? I live in Redmond, too, and I think it is well worth the money as you may end up with someone shooting some cannon next to you and the new shooter will start flinching from that.
3) how do you select what firearms you start with?
Here are my answers:
1) If I have the chance I teach them with my blue gun before going to the range. But most of the time I don’t have that opportunity.
2) I have an early Platinum membership which allows me to reserve Bay 3 at West Coast Armory (Bellevue) a couple times a month at no charge. The present day Platinum memberships don’t have that benefit. I think, with some membership types, you can still reserve it for a pric...
Why, yes. Yes, I have forgotten.
Every trip I forget something.
This trip I forgot my portable HDD, which I use for photo storage. Worse, I also forgot my CF card reader, so it looks like I won't get to play Photoshop until I get home tomorrow.
By Nathan Barton
In the last commentaries, I’ve discussed the potential for expansion of the Fifty States – de jure and not de facto (as American forces straddle the globe today). In the last commentary, we looked at the politics and potential for adding new States in various ways.
Let us continue that discussion by zooming in on the Canadian Provinces as prospects for new American States.
Canada is an anomaly, and has been badly fractured for years. In reality, it is actually more like six different nations:
Unlike the Fifty States, the Provinces are NOT “sovereign” even in theory, BUT their right to secede has been endorsed by court...
Belle has a good friend, Ouida, (Wee-da) who gave us this recipe, and it has become a favorite. It's quick, easy, and a big hit at gatherings, whether in the shop at a church gathering. It gets rave reviews, and is easy-peasy.
3 lbs red potatoes. Green onions, chopped for garnish. Bacon bits. ...
TFB’s Photo Of The Day – today we go back in time to between 1960 and 1965 and the Congo Crisis. The picture is probably taken in 1961. Soon after the Republic of the Congo (today the Democratic Republic of the Congo) became independent from Belgium, the crisis began which turned the country into a […]
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Issues & Insights identifies the key flaw in the Alarmist narrative.
The United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is quite certain Earth will be in trouble if the global temperature exceeds pre-industrial levels by 1.5 degrees Celsius or more. But how can anyone know? According to university research, “global temperature” is a meaningless concept.
“Discussions on global warming often refer to ‘global temperature.’ Yet the concept is thermodynamically as well as mathematically an impossibility,” says Science Daily, paraphrasing Bjarne Andresen, a professor at the University of Copenhagen’s Niels Bohr Institute, one of three authors of a paper questioning the “validity of a ‘global te...
The First and Second Amendments mean exactly what they say. You should be able to express whatever you want and you should be able to own any kind of weaponry you want and can afford. End. Of. Fucking. Story.
Milo Yiannopoulos @m
Via Gab on August 5, 2019
[I think a good case can be made on restrictions for libel, slander, and incitement to riot/violence. But those exceptions doesn’t make for a good sound bite.—Joe]
I get asked sometimes (actually never) “should I crimp my ammo or not?”
That’s a complicated question. To crimp ammo is to simply apply pressure around the case mouth and squeeze the case against the bullet jacket. Some reloaders say it helps accuracy, and some say it deteriorates accuracy. The theory is that crimping ensures uniform neck tension with each crimp being the same from bullet to bullet. So did it make a difference?
All I can do is share my results so you can come to your own conclusion.
Using my go to accuracy testing load, Hornady 53 ELD match, and a Lee Factory Crimp Die… I loaded and crimped ten ELDs and then left ten un-crimped.
As we can see, there are definitely more flyers in the crimped ammo. The group is far more spread put and the mean radius expanded from .36 MOA to .58 MOA.
The crimp on my Lee is set very light. I don’t have a good measure of how much crimp is present, but the wings of the...
August 18, 1940 is called "The Hardest Day", the height of the fighting in the Battle of Britain. The British and Germans between them lost 125 aircraft that day, plus many more damaged. But the Germans took the worst of it: not only did they lose over 130 pilots killed or captured (vs 10 killed on the British side), the blow to Hermann Goering's reputation was decisive. He had been telling Hitler that he had RAF Fighter Command on the ropes, and yet his Luftwaffe met hundreds of fighters.
Lydia Vladimirovna Litvyak (Лидия Владимировна Литвяк) 18 August 1921 – 1 August 1943. She was known to everyone as Lilya. ‘The White Rose of Stalingrad’ was a female pilot who terrorized the Nazis. Litvyak was only 20 years old when Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. The young girl rushed […]
It’s Sunday, so that means that Pirate’s Cove has Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup. Jihad Watch discusses UK police looking for someone who said something mean to a Muslim Noisy Room notes the Left’s “white nationalist” fraud Pacific Pundit covers the Antifa attacks in Portland, as the police were pulled off the streets Patterico’s Pontifications highlights […]
Oh, and Cook County prosecutors agree, there should be no consequences for your actions. (Or the foreseeable consequences they produce.) Family Distraught After Boy Is Shot Dead In Lake County, Cousins Charged With Murder Despite Not Pulling Trigger. Let’s start off with the Law, which has been around for 200 years. (Though Illinois had to […]
The Left is going crazy over the decision to employ felony murder charges against a bunch of Chicago teens, who had the bad judgement to leave Cook County. Prosecutor defends controversial murder charges against teen burglary suspects. “Charging these offenders with felony murder as adults is based entirely on the law,” Nerheim said in a […]
William Marston was born in the UK in 1822 and emigrated to the US in the 1830s with his father, who was a gun smith. William became a naturalized citizen in 1843, and in 1844 went to work for his father in the family business. He would later open his own shop, and became successful making a wide variety of firearms – mostly concealable pocket pistols – until his death in 1872.
This is one of his 3-barrel derringers, with a pretty neat auto-indexing system. This one is in .32 rimfire with 3” barrels, although 4” barrels and .22 rimfire versions were also made. Production began in 1858, but really picked up with the addition of an extractor in 1864. That improved model would see some 3300 examples made.
Everyone should have a well-stocked medical kit. More-so, I think that all gun owners should have, at the very least, a small kit to deal with the injuries they have an increased chance of encountering. We all enjoy watching YouTube videos of “people doing dumb things and getting injured” but rarely do we see any […]
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Well, I don't like the mandatory part. But, Representative Richmond, let's negotiate. I'll sell the US government one of my 'assault weapons'. See? Art of the compromise. You get one of 400 millions guns off the 'street' (but I never leave it outside). I get a little folding money to add to my savings account.
The price is $3,000,000. That's cheap. Just wait til you hear what some other gun owners are gonna ask you for. Lemme know.
The theme of the morning is, “How prosecutors for Cook County, Illinois undermine the rule of law.” Cops say he had all of these guns and explosive ammo — a judge lets him go for $500. I’m more interested in the 2nd story at that link. A man who was charged with six felony gun […]
Wow this is one of the best animations I’ve ever seen:
The animation was done by Matt Rittman. He talks about the process and what programs he used on his blog. The YouTube descriptions says it took him 500+ hours. I don’t doubt that.
Article here. She suggests that the real problem in mass shootings is "double-barreled extended magazine clips" and guns that will shoot thru walls and police "armories." I had to listen to the video to assure myself that, yes, she said it. And that committing the mentally ill who are dangerous to themselves or others is criminalizing mental illness. And a bunch of other things.
“Slap me five!”
“Slap me five!”
“Sniff your hand?”
“No! Slap me five!”
“Slap me five!”
“Can I…buy a vowel or something?”
“Slap me five!”
“Okay, look. How about you just pet me?”
By Nathan Barton
In a previous commentary, I discussed the FedGov acquiring Greenland from Denmark, much as (102 years ago) the FedGov bought the US Virgin Islands. While Greenland would almost certainly not be admitted to the Union (become a state), the VI (which has about 110,000 people, or about twice that of Greenland) has been content to be just a territory.
As I pointed out in the first article, none of these overseas territories are likely to ever be admitted to the Union, primarily because of population. Except for Puerto Rico (3.3 million), every other territory (even if Greenland were included) together barely come close to half a million people, including Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Marianas, and Wake. Many are uninhabited completely.
In order to get Congress to admit another state, there would have to be some strong political reasons and a whole lot of horse trading. This is hardly new: that has been the reason for many admissions. For example, Maine got its freedom from Massachusetts and became a state as part of the Missouri Compromise of 1820, to keep slave and free states balanced. Thirty years la...
Yes, I know it is still summer, but only in direct sunlight in the day does it feel like it. I am sitting on my back porch with the cool wind blowing past me.
We had a number of people from church up last night for dinner and astronomy. The sky was clear and relatively calm. At 156x, Jupiter's multiple clouds bands were highly visible, with good contrast. All four Galilean satellites were visible, and bright enough against a dark motionless sky that everyone immediately recognized that they were not stars. A couple of the adults did not realize that satellites are not always artificial. But once they mastered that idea, they realized that they are like our Moon.
As expected, no one looked at Saturn without be overwhelmed. Cassini's Division was very obvious on the east and west sides of the planet. This was at 78x. I should probably have gone up in power, but the Moon was rising. At least one of the adults immediately recognized that he was looking at several of Saturn's larger satellites. Titan, in particular, is so bright and non-twinkling that it sort of hours itself aw...
The Monsoon has hit pause and it’s gone back to being sunny and really sweaty hot every day. Fine, there are advantages and disadvantages but you know what? I really like taking showers. And someday there’ll be a new water heater at Ian’s place but in the meantime sitting around wishing I could have a real wash is not getting me anywhere. I decided that, despite my doubt about their efficacy, a possible little of something was better than a definite lot of nothing.
So…I did something I’d always dismissed as useless.
He should have just stood there and been stabbed, according to the grieving mother. ‘Why would you just come out shooting?’ Mother of 14-year-old boy killed by Lake County homeowner questions man’s account. Well, he didn’t come out shooting. He came out yelling, and two of the would-be car thieves came at him, one of […]
We all love rockets – so let’s fire away in this Photo Of The Day. There’s a lot of fire and smoke involved as rockets do what they do, so the pictures become quite spectacular. Above you can see Alpha Battery, 1-182 Field Artillery as they fire their High Mobility Artillery Rocket system in July […]
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Dean Baquet, the executive editor of the New York Times, recently admitted they structured their “newsroom” to bring down President Trump. When they failed with the false Russia conspiracy story they came up with a different plan and restructured accordingly.
They have admitted their guilt. Why isn’t this being treated as libel and the New York Times and staff sued into oblivion?
I would like to see every woman know how to handle guns as naturally as they know how to handle babies.
[H/T to Alex of Ammo.com.
I should have posted this on Oakley’s birthday, last Tuesday, August 13th. Which also happens to be my dad’s birthday. But, I wasn’t reading all my email and missed this one until last night.—Joe]
But it's a family from the Dark & Fascist State of New Jersey, in Canada, so scratch that.
"It was like something out of a horror movie." That's how a Morris County mom described a recent camping trip, where her family was attacked by a wolf.
And it was her husband who used his bare hands and large rocks to fight off the wolf that wanted to attack his family in Canada last week. When the ferocious animal tried to drag him off, a "guardian angel" named Russ arrived and saved everybody.
is they're Jew-hating asshats who want to destroy Israel. There, wasn't that simple?
Note that Tlaib was told "Yes, you can visit your family, but you cannot attend meetings with these groups while you're there", and she said that agreeing to that would 'break her mother's heart'. Which means "Then you're not trying to visit your mother, asshole, so stay out."
St. George School, Newport, R.I. I went to St. George School myself, but mine was in Shenandoah, PA.
The other day, a Yale classmate announced on the Facebook Class Group that a female member of a significantly later class has a book on the beginning years of coeducation at Yale, Yale Needs Women, coming out next month.
I pre-ordered a copy, and remarked to the group that it looked to me like the author was, unfortunately, going to be milking a “Poor us, we were victims!” perspective. Suddenly, a formerly genial classmate from St. Paul’s was urging me to take my misogynistic opinions someplace else....
What happens when you micromanage people to the nth degree? Minneapolis drops controversial 911 answering software. They quit. Management of Minneapolis’s 911 call center spent $730,000 dollars on a system, and training, to take all humanity out of the 911 call center. ProQA prompts dispatchers to ask specific questions, in a specific order, based on […]
Not a surprise, that a car company would be better at making cars than a tech company. Audi e-tron becomes the first all-electric vehicle to earn IIHS top safety rating. The 2019 Audi e-tron has become the first battery-electric vehicle to earn a top safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an achievement […]
I hope your your weekend is off to a good start. Adaptive Curmudgeon – Can A Tinfoil Hat Wearing Blogger Be Insufficiently Paranoid? The failure of the Rule of Law. The Daley Gator – Yes, students at George Washington University sign petition for more inclusive, crosswalk signals. Power Line – All the president’s men, Obama […]
During the Civil War, the Union purchased about 12,000 Spencer rifles and many tens of thousands of carbines, and the weapon became a standard arm for the Cavalry service. After the war, thousands of Spencers were in warehouses and arsenals in need of refit either from combat damage or just abuse and neglect. Springfield Armory took on the job of repairing these weapons after the war. In February of 1871, the Armory commandant suggested that he had received a batch of about 1,100 Spencer carbines from Fort Leavenworth, and that he could refit them into infantry rifles. This plan was approved by the Ordnance Department, and a total of 1,109 conversions were produced in 1871.
The conversion work was done by replacing t...
In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves discusses the best alternative and competitors to the Glock 19, as well as their shortcomings and what they do better than the Glock 19, if anything. These will all be 9mm compact polymer-framed handguns from reputable manufacturers. Any guesses? Read more at: https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2019/08/16/5-glock-19-alternatives/ ««« PATREON GIVEAWAYS »»» TFBTV […]
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Good morning everyone and thank you for joining us for the 86th edition of Silencer Saturday. Last week we laid out some basic tips and advice for new silencer owners, prospective buyers and anyone else who gets their firearm information from mainstream media and Hollywood movies. Today, at the other end of the spectrum, we’ll […]
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Every Day Carry – “EDC” – has expanded into it’s own sub-industry in recent years, blossoming from just “keys-phone-gun-wallet” to medical gear, flashlights and of course knives. While a trip through Instagram may have you believing that without a Rolex and a fancy inlaid mother of pearl auto opener you aren’t worthy to leave the […]
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I wish more gun writers and shooter would post stuff like this. I LOVE this kind of stuff. Tips. Mini-tips. Gun koas.
With the 20% tighter thing, we are on different paths. Though I am not confident I won't come around to tighter before tighter people come around to a more relaxed grip. The goal is the same. After a shot drop the barrel as quick as possible back to aligned with the target. What you MUSTN'T do, either way, is tighten up in the middle of a recoil. Now your barrel is aligned with the clouds, and you need to fight it back down as hard as you fought it going up there.
These quick tips might not settle in right away. Tam even describes that. But then a lightbulb goes off and "Ohhhhhhhhh, that's what they mean..."
Took me a while to grok Cooper's "Front sight, press..." properly. I mean I knew what he meant, but didn't know what he meant. Now I sorta do. Know. What was meant.
Any band that attracts the attention of Hans Giger can’t be all bad. Giger’s artwork graced the cover of this album, and the sleeve. What is featured here is a small part of a song that covered more than an entire side of an LP. I think this was the bit that got some radio […]
On August 2nd Ry brought Henry, his nephew from Illinois, to the range. Henry had shot a fair amount with Airsoft guns but never a real gun. As usual, I started him out with safety rules, grip, stance, and sight alignment on a suppressed .22 from about 10 feet away. This was his first shot (from a video by Ry):
Most of the time he was able to keep them on the target. He tended to have a bimodal distribution of his shots. They were either good or way off. I gave him the gun when the chamber empty when he expected the gun to be loaded. The bobble of the gun showed both of us he was not holding the gun steady as he squeezed the trigger. More dry fire helped.
I moved him on to shooting multiple targets. One shot per target. After he seemed have that down fairly well I removed the suppressor and brought out the timer. The pressure of the timer...
Here's a short, pithy exchange from Quora. The original answer is mine.
Original question: “How many ‘good guys with guns’ have saved the day against criminals in the US?”
The lowest estimate for defensive gun usage in the U.S. is approximately 108,000 per year - that’s (carry the one…) 295 times a day. The vast majority of these defensive gun uses involve no shots fired. As a result, no mention in the news. A few do make it, like these:
Man holds suspected burglar at gunpoint in east Tulsa
Citizen holds assault suspect at gunpoint at Wenatchee gas station
Deputies: Homeowner pulls gun on intruder with face he won't forget
Cash deal. No warranty required.
$0.22 per acre.
For this week’s edition of Friday Night Lights, we will take a look at the various accessories to attach night observation devices (NODs) for helmet worn applications. There are quite a lot of options. Some are extremely basic while others have a whole host of features to adjust your NODs to your eyes. Let’s take […]
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It's hard to believe that these two hated each other once.
Belle was determined from the beginning to be a one-person dog and she never missed an opportunity to let Murphy know that she was the new boss dog Alpha in the house. For a while I couldn't even get them to stay in the same room together. But now...
Racine County's Shooters Sports Center Manager Mike Arts said he didn't see a problem with the new bill. "I think it's great. I think most responsible shop owners, I'm not speaking for them, but I would think most of them would think it's a very good idea," he said. [More]Nice rope you're selling there, Mike.
Dem State Rep Trying to Obtain Cocaine Impersonates, Threatens Cops - ‘I’m a legit officer doing a drug bust,’ Forestal told a couple, asking where to get drugs [More]I like that he pulled family Democrat political connections and said he'd have their badges:
By Nathan Barton
By now, you may have heard that The Donald (Trump) is “obsessed” with the idea of the FedGov purchasing Greenland. It is presently a dependent territory (“autonomous country”) of the Kingdom of Denmark, as it has been for centuries. It has less than 60,000 people in 800,000+ square miles (largest island in the world, though 83% is “water’ (including ice in glaciers).
Although there are those talking about a 51st State, I think it insane to believe that Congress would approve a mere 60,000 people being a state, with two senators and one congressman. The advocates of Democracy (not just members of the Democratic Party) would scream and no doubt race violently into the streets against it. Almost certainly it would be a self-governing (mostly) territory like the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, or Guam. (At least stationing a few hundred Marines on it would not cause it to overturn like the idiotic congressman feared would happen to Guam.)
At the same time, it is easy to see why it would be attractive to Trump and many others. There have been American bases on Greenland ...
Today’s Photo Of The Day features Australian Army soldiers from the 2nd Commando regiment conducting in a training exercise with their M4A5 rifles. In this photograph, taken by CPL Kyle Genner, we see Australian Army Commandos conducting in a series of counter-terrorism exercises earlier this year in May or 2019. On close inspection, we can […]
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Alright folks, you know the drill. Wallets out, card balances paid off, let’s have another Featured Deals of the Week. As always let me know in the comments if you want me to go find some deals that just aren’t making it into the list for whatever reason. Beretta Cheetah (M81) .32 ACP, surplus – […]
Honestly I didn’t expect to. The only other time I tried to use a bicycle around here it was not a pleasant experience. Between the soft sand in the wash crossings and getting my kidneys beat to death on every washboard and washout, I wasn’t sorry when it fell to pieces, and it didn’t take long.
But this is entirely different, and not just because of the motor assist…
So first I got banned for pretending to be from an imaginary country, insulting the livestock dating tendencies of our imaginary enemies from a different imaginary country – http://monsterhunternation.com/2019/08/13/another-example-why-facebook-is-super-dumb/
Then my fans had a whole lot of fun with it and I got to do a prison break photo shoot – http://monsterhunternation.com/2019/08/14/why-facebook-is-super-dumb-part-ii-the-freedoming/
But that offended a bunch of assholes who decided we were having fun wrong – http://monsterhunternation.com/2019/08/15/the-super-dumbness-continues-mike-glyer-edition/
Which brings us to today:
I got my American Rifleman today and saw a picture of a new cartridge from Winchester, the .350 Legend. I'm a big fan of .35 caliber cartridges, ad I must say that my curiosity is piqued. Evidently, it's based on the .223 Remington cartridge, blown out to .35 caliber, and is a straight-walled case.
It was designed, evidently, as a niche cartridge for those folks who cannot use bottleneck cases for deer hunting, but it throws a 300 grain, .35 cal bullet at 1800 fps. My first thought was ' "Big Deal! I have a 45-70 load that throws a 405 grain bullet at 1800."
But then I started thinking; This is based o the .223 case. It might fit through an AR. Or, a really small bolt gun. Either way, it would make a dandy cast-bullet rifle. If Junior were still alive, he'd be on this thing like a duck on a june bug.
Right now, it's a new, niche cartridge, but I can see the potential.
John Hickenlooper Announces He's Dropping Out Of Presidential Race [More]Maybe a little music will cheer him up:
"From what I’ve understood from other attorneys, they are trying to establish that I’ve got some sort of mental problem in order to make their case easier. This is a large way in which they intimidate their employees that go rogue on the company," he explained. San Francisco police confirmed to Project Veritas that they did receive a "mental health call" and went to Vorhies' address. [More]Well if that doesn't call for a Red Flag I don't know what does.
“I see more clearly than I ever have — that not only do we need universal background checks; not only do we need red flag laws, that would stop somebody when they pose a danger to themselves or someone else; not only do we need to end the sale of assault weapons and weapons of war, that were designed for the battlefield and have no place in our communities,” he said. “We must as a country buy those weapons, take them off the streets altogether.”[More]Mine's not for sale.
Lindsey Graham, Richard Blumenthal, Dianne Feinstein, Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Kamala Harris, and the whole cast of characters pushing to strip gun rights without due process voted to release gun felons who were convicted after painstaking due process. [More]Is it really cognitive dissonance if it's intentional?
Governor Wolf will be joined by Charles Ramsey, Chair of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, who will use his expertise in a new role advising the executive branch on implementing these changes. [More]The same Charles Ramsey who the state wouldn't investigate for misdemeanor and felony violations of Pennsylvania's Uniform Firearms Act because he openly carried a firearm yet had not been certified?
Over the past four decades, the B.E.A.S.T. has decimated America’s manufacturing capabilities while funding wars around the globe. It has dumbed down the nation’s populace, expanded governmental welfare programs, and riled a majority of the citizenry into a perpetually psychotic discontent via the financial acquisition and consolidation of the nation’s media outlets and entertainment venues. Through a steady barrage of hype and hypnotic electronic programming, the B.E.A.S.T. has persuaded Americans to abandon their vigilance to the founding principles which made America great originally. These principles included the affirmation of rights derived from natural law, honesty, morality, self-reliance, and equality of opportunity; as opposed to modern America’s identity politics, politically correct thought-control, equality of outcomes, fiscal irresponsibility, and unlimited government. [More]So what do I watch after The Bachelorette season finale?
Gun-rights activists might tolerate Trump’s very high ratio of talk to action. But they won’t tolerate him switching sides. [More]It doesn't look good, does it?
The concept of a “red flag” law — which permits the confiscation of lawfully owned weapons from a person because of what the person might do — violates both the presumption of innocence and the due process requirement of proof of criminal behavior before liberty can be infringed. [More]Why is that so hard for Republicans to understand?
BREAKING: Second Amendment Lawsuit Challenging California “Assault Weapon” Ban Filed in San Diego Federal Court [More]I'm glad to see it includes this key point, which I believe future complaints will need to put more emphasis on:
The firearms that the law in question prohibits are, in virtually every state of the Union, exactly the sorts of lawful weapons in common use that law-abiding people possess at home for lawful purposes; and exactly what they would bring to service in militia duty should such cause be necessary.After all, we are talking about"the security of a free State."
I briefly saw a clickbait headline to the effect of "Cost for Trump's New Air Force One near $2 billion."
Obviously, this was being shared by a "liberal."
I will now explain for liberals and complete morons (but I repeat myself) how just the headline tells us this is complete bullshit.
First: It's not "Trump's" AF1. It's THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT'S AF1, and will be used by other, future presidents. Assuming we have any. The odds look good. Also, it's operated by the USAF.
B] Trump, or any president, has pretty much zero input in the design. That's up to the aircraft designer (probably Boeing), the USAF, the Secret Service for their specific needs, and Congress.
3) So, that's about double the flyaway cost of a fully-loaded deluxe airliner with all the trimmings, BUT, it also serves as a command post for the most powerful man on Earth, all his immediate staff, and any guests and associates along with him. It's like complaining an armored limo costs more than a top of the line Cadillac. Duh.
But keep that hatred flowing! It's certainly easier than thinking.
In a few minutes, I am going to turn off my computer. I’ll take a shower and go buy a lottery ticket and some booze. I’ll try to turn the computer back on in time to send the Monday Alert newsletter.
I need a weekend without any more news.
We have calls for expanded background checks which will include scouring the Internet for signs of wrongthink, to decide who can be trusted to have a firearm. No doubt the decision will be made by types who believe that the desire to own a firearm is automatic indicator of disqualifying insanity.
Kamala Harris has vowed to officially reinstate COINTELPRO; legislatively if she can, by executive order if she can’t. The data will be used to implement “white nationalist” protective orders. “White” is anyone Corey Booker’s shade or lighter who doesn’t claim to be black. “Nationalist” is anyone who thinks just maybe it would be a good idea to screen Congolese “refugees” for Ebola (the latest version of which can incubate for as much as 40 days before showing any symptoms like a fever).
Our “pro-gun” president has endorsed ev...
I noticed a week ago that something whacked LawDog's muse and woke it up. He's been posting regularly and now he has a series of post for you to catch up on.
See you back here later.
... the more it stays the same. From ten years ago on this blog, and nothing is changed at all:
How dare you blow the whistle on Google? Retaliation? Google Whistleblower Claims FBI, SWAT, Bomb Squad Appeared at His Home. “They got inside the gate, the police, and they started banging on my door… And so the police decided that they were going to call in additional forces. They called in the FBI, they called […]
Latest Fox News poll, which is being touted by The Trace and no doubt being put in front of lawmakers too, shows NRA has lost ground in approval among gun owners. That’s going to be spun as gun owners coming around to gun control. That’s a lie, but that’s how it’s going to be spun, and the FAANG corporations will do their level best to make sure we can’t get our message out. We all know the reason for this drop is the utter chaos reigning at NRA.
NRA’s high favorables have always been one of its strongest assets. Wayne is pissing that away as we speak. I don’t know how, at this point, any member of the NRA Board can argue with credibility that Wayne can be allowed to remain EVP. He’s got to go. You have to restore confidence.
The time for that was yesterday. Wayne should have retired in 2016 when Trump was elected, we had the House, and things were looking about as good as they were going to get.
People who knew NRA well knew there were a lo...
The guys over at S2 Delta gave me an opportunity to test out their two-point, fast adjustment rifle sling. The sling they sent was their padded version with a quick detach sling swivel. This was my first jaunt into fast adjust sling territory and I was glad for the chance to try one out. TFB […]
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Well, let’s start with the good news: “A new HK product is available on the civilian market!” and… it’s a knife. Or maybe, more correctly, 3/4 of a knife, as it appears to be lacking proper handle scales… however, we’ve seen worse in terms of product releases from the brand. We’re kidding, of course, as […]
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You don’t communicate to them, you beat them. You beat them. They are not a majority of this country — the majority of white people in this country are not a majority of the country. All the people who are not fooled by this need to come together, go to the polls, go to the protests, do whatever you have to do. You do not negotiate with these people, you destroy them.
August 11, 2019
MSNBC Panelist On Most White People: ‘Destroy Them’
[H/T to Matthew Bracken.
Good to know. I will prepare accordingly.—Joe]
We promise we won’t let it get ridiculous.
Yeah, it’s a little old but I still think it’s funny. In a not very funny kind of way.
Undeniable betrayal is what will finally be the last straw for perhaps a critical mass of disillusioned gun-owning voters. It certainly takes the fire out of their bellies to do all the things necessary to “win” an election, particularly when it looks to be close, and 2020 is Donald Trump’s and an increasingly unprincipled GOP’s to blow. [More]How about if politicians sold to us as "staunch supporters of the Second Amendment" start acting like it by leading in educating the pu...
Summer is the season of family vacations, new destinations, and memorable adventures! When deciding where to book your seasonal escape, consider planning it around summer fishing trips. Bring the family, go as a couple, bring a few friends, or just fly it solo. If searching for where to take a summer fishing trip, look no further. Here are five unforgettable summer fishing trips you’ll want to add to your adventure list....
with 'red flag' laws.
Then, the officer’s gun discharged, with a bullet shattering the boy’s kneecap as he sat on the edge of the bed, the family said.
Note the language: 'the officer's gun discharged' instead of 'the officer pulled the trigger when he shouldn't have'. Or, better, "the officer's gun fired because he was pointing it with the safety off and the idiot had his finger on the trigger and pulled it."
The article does note 'and a possible drug possession'. Considering Illinois, I have to wonder if that was tacked on because someone realized that a ninja-suited SWAT raid for an EXPIRED card might be seen as just a bit heavy-handed...
Why yes, I have become fairly cynical about this kind of crap.
Larry Correia getting a 24-hour ban due to an old post involving an argument over two imaginary countries.
In the ensuing Krasnovia vs. Pineland, and the virtues and evils thereof, I took a picture from somewhere and made a poster of it
In short, we and our children are being trained to be sheep and to respond automatically to words that strike an emotional chord. We are being set up to be played for suckers by anyone who wants to take up where the totalitarian movements of the 20th century left off.
The very tactics of those totalitarian movements—intimidation, demonization, and disregard of all rules in favor of politically defined results—have become hallmarks of political correctness today. Some people think political correctness is just silly. But many people thought Hitler was just silly before he took power and demonstrated how tragically mistaken they were. (CE, p 224)
Those two paragraphs say it all. The Left wants us to react with emotion, not intellect. They want us to follow blindly. The freedom to question and doubt is not to be allowed. March in loc...
Truck in the garage, the general around-the-house stuff, and the grass did what it does in August when it rains, so mowing.
On the truck: part of what was needed I could do, the rest I'm not trying unless I have no choice: buy some tools I'll probably never use again, then spend most of a couple of days crawling on the driveway and trying not to annoy the neighbors with cursing, and that's after digging up a manual and watching videos. Some things I'll do myself, others it's much worth paying someone with the tools and equipment and experience to do it.
How would you respond to the sound of breaking glass at 2:30 in the morning? South Fulton homeowner shoots, kills alleged intruder. “As he approached the area, he encountered a subject in his home,” [South Fulton police spokesman Lt. Derrick] Rogers said from the scene. “Gunshots rang out between the homeowner and the subject. At […]
Because being held responsible for the foreseeable consequences of your actions is not fair. At least not to the Liberal mindset. Column: Five Chicago teenagers are charged with a murder police know they did not commit. In Illinois, it’s legal. The lie is right up front. A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed for allegedly […]
The Norinco 313 is the semiauto commercial variation of the Type 81 LMG. The Type 81 was a small arms family of rifle and LMG developed to finally replace the SKS and RPD in Chinese military service. When the Chinese and Soviets parted ways, China was making milled AKs, but did not have the stamped AKM technical data package. They had adopted the AK in the submachine gun role, but had retained use of the SKS as an infantry standard rifle. The Type 63 AK/SKS hybrid was developed in the 1960s, but was not successful enough to replace the SKS. This situation finally came to a head in 1979 with the first Sino-Vietnamese War, and China decided it really had to modernize its small arms.
Under the lead of Wang Zi Jun, the Type 81 was develo...
Dan Haga Designs, a company known for creating parts and adapters for firearms that normally don’t have huge aftermarket support, has introduced another interesting accessory for one of such firearms – the Henry U.S. Survival AR-7 rifle. This adapter is designed to be installed in place of the original stock of Henry U.S. Survival AR-7 […]
The US Army has announced that two companies have been selected to produce mounted machine gun optic mounts, with the companies competing for the various orders within a $48,800,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the optics. Back in July 2018, TFB reported that the Army was seeking new mounted machine gun optics for various weapon systems. US Army Contracting […]
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This week between August 13-14, Viridian Weapon Technologies will be featuring the FACT Duty Weapon-Mounted Camera (WMC™) at the Midwest Security and Police Conference Expo (MSPCE). At this event, law enforcement personnel will have an opportunity to get a hands-on feel for Viridian’s evidence gathering camera. More than 500 U.S. Law Enforcement Departments have used the WMC by […]
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