Monday, 26 October

16:55

Biden Victory -> Civil War

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 14:39, Monday, 26 October

 From Instapundit, quoting Epoch Times:

I volunteer to be the first guinea pig for Robert Reich’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission during the period after the election in which he assumes a Biden victory.

I assume Mr. Reich would concur some degree of testing and experimentation must be done to make his plan effective and, while taking nowhere near the bravery of being, say, a first COVID vaccine tester, someone has to do it.

I have several reasons I think I would be ideal for this task that I will get to in a minute, but first, for those who don’t know or those whose memory is sketchy—it’s already more than a week since Reich made his proposal—the former Clinton Labor Secretary wrote the following on Twitter, Oct. 17:

When this nightmare is over, we need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It would erase Trump’s lies, comfort those who have been harmed by his hatefulness, and name every official, politician, executive, and media mogul whose greed and cowardice enabled this catastrophe.”

Reich uses post-apartheid South Africa as a model for his...

 And this one opens and closes with some deep thoughts.  Live life like it really matters.  Set in Australia, but so much of it looks like America including an American-style diner, that I was briefly confused.  This is apparently suddenly trendy because of the show Diners, Drive ins, and Dives.


Downtime Update

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:25, Monday, 26 October

In case everyone was wondering why I posted a "Please Stand By" message and then continued updating the blog, I received this via email:

Dear DAVID CODREA,

Please accept our deepest apologies, due to some IT issue we were unable to contact you today but we are rescheduling the will for tomorrow between 9AM and 11AM (EST).

What it did was give me time to get to stuff received over the weekend after I posted about after announcing "Technical Difficulties."

So it looks like the need to ask for a slowdown on inputs is still in effect.

What's in a Name?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:58, Monday, 26 October

Third, police yourselves. Call it self-defense groups, neighborhood protection, vigilantes, friends, anything but “militias.” But the essence is the same: rely on yourself and on people who have known each other for a long time—no infiltrators, please—united and armed to take care of themselves as they think best. [More]

Actually, some of us hope to reclaim that word, but yeah, when we're talking low-hanging fruit I see how it hurts.  Especially some of the ones that call themselves "Three Percenters."

Then again, it doesn't matter what you call yourself. Anybody think the truth stops conflating liars from smearing you as whatever they want?

...

You Can't Stop the Signal?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:48, Monday, 26 October

 Big Tech Panicking – Trump’s Grassroots MAGA Army Working Around Platform Controls… [More]

I hope this really means what is being implied.

[Via Michael G]

Right here. And to that we will soon be able to add Young v. Hawaii, my choice for Supreme Court review.

Shotguns are the most violent firearm in most people’s arsenal, but they can also be used in less-lethal situations. Shotguns have many uses, as you can load them with slugs, buckshot, birdshot and various other loads. In our Photo Of The Day, we take a look at Canadian Light Infantry Pioneers as they use the shotgun […]

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The Rimfire Report: Belt-Fed On a Budget in 22LR?

by Luke C. in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Monday, 26 October

The Rimfire Report: Belt-Fed On a Budget in 22LR?Hello and welcome back to another weekly edition of The Rimfire Report. This weekly series explores anything and everything rimfire. The guns, ammunition, sports, history, and stories from the rimfire world are discussed here, and what a vast and expansive subset of firearms culture it is! This week we’re going to talk about the theoretical maximum amount […]

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12:55

Putting the Lair into winter mode…

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 10:33, Monday, 26 October

There’s almost nothing I hate more than the official start of winter here at the Secret Lair. Everything above it – and quite a few things below it – on the list of things I dislike involves physical pain.

Still…


It was nine in the morning and while the temperature in the main room was holding mostly steady, the bedroom temperature was still slowly falling. Chances of sunlight were looking slim. I might not want artificial heat today, but overnight would be a different matter. And that meant doing something I’d reall...

Tracking Zeta

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 09:11, Monday, 26 October

I'd like to cancel my subscription to the Hurricane of the Month Club. 

It looks like this one is going to miss my acre.  The plots are starting to firm up, but it seems to he heading for the New Orleans/Baton Rouge corridor.


We'll know more in the next couple of days, but it's expected to make landfall on Wednesday.

Watching the news

by Unknown in The Freeholder at 10:10, Monday, 26 October

As we approach Election Day, it seems news outlets are pulling out all the stops to frighten and, I believe, intimidate potential Republican voters. The narrative of the inevitability of a Biden victory isn't selling any longer, so it's time for Plan B.

There are also increasing signs of division as people continue to move to the extremes of the political spectrum. While this was probably inevitable, it's sad, because a year ago people in my AO mostly got along. Not so much now.

Let's dive in.

At the most local level, and one I'm not going to provide links for so that I don't give away to...

Just Like Old Times

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:41, Monday, 26 October

 NYC ‘Jews for Trump’ Caravan Attacked With Rocks and Pepper Spray, Flags Ripped Up [More]

Wait a sec-- I thought the left called us "Nazis."

[Via Michael G]

Flushing the System

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:43, Monday, 26 October

 Trump To 'Immediately Fire' FBI, CIA Directors If Reelected [More]

Followed with prosecution...?

[Via bondmen]

UPDATE: While you're at it, check out this guy.

[Via ...

Rumors of War

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:31, Monday, 26 October

 Soros-Backed Coalition Preparing for Post-Election Day Chaos — ‘We’re Going to Fight Like Hell’ [More]

Interesting times...

[Via bondmen]

 Bernie Bro with Van Full of Guns and Explosives Plotted to Assassinate Biden. Media Buries the Lede, as Usual [More]

Well ... yeah.

[Via bondmen]

Divvying Up the Spoils

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:24, Monday, 26 October

 Officials wrangle over setting up $2 million reward fund for tips on murders [More]

Let's just hope they don't shoot it out.

[Via bondmen]

We're the Only Ones Next Enough

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:20, Monday, 26 October

 

Illinois police killed unarmed Black teen, shot his girlfriend in stomach [More]

Here we go again...

[Via bondmen]

Diversity concerns raised over photo celebrating St. Louis County police unit [More]

Forget the fact that they're credited with "achieving a 94 percent clearance for homicide cases in 2019."

[Via bondmen]

Et Tu Fox 2?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:10, Monday, 26 October

 These 5 states are most at risk of election-time violence from militias, report finds [More]

What's the good of having a bandwagon if everybody doesn't jump on it?

I don't suppose anybody'd be interested in discussing the real thing?

[Via bondmen...

Burtht into Thong

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:54, Monday, 26 October

 Model mom! OnlyFans star, 26, opens fire on two burglars armed with Uzis who attacked her husband and son [More]

Am I the only one who finds this a bit far-fetched?

And what the hell is an "OnlyFans star"?

[Via Jess]

Ammo by the Pound

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:42, Monday, 26 October

 Anyone from La Crosse County with unwanted ammunition can dispose of it properly on Saturday. [More]

I wonder if any buyers showed up. 

[Via Jess]

Intentional Harassment

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:31, Monday, 26 October

 Prior to that, a third party could help you fill out an electronic Form 1 using the ATF’s eForms system or paper forms. [More]

That way, you can screw it up and when they respond months later it will be to tell you to start the process all over again.  They've not only learned nothing since "Gunwalker," they've become more arrogant that they're untouchable. This is in your face and indicative of a corrupt bureau that is hostile to the administration it reports to. If Trump pulls November off, let's hope those who have his ear convince him that heads must roll here as well. Because if he doesn't, we're gonna see the chains come off and a lot of inner psychopaths being channeled.

[Via Jess]

A Virtual Skirmish

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:17, Monday, 26 October

Posted with no links at all. Of course, now the self-appointed hall monitors will claim there’s no sourcing, in order to evade reasoning, publicly known facts and self-evident truths. [More]

I found out about the virtual 2A Rally the day before it happened and decided not to do a post on it because it could come across as sour grapes for not being invited to participate. In truth, there is no way I would have expected to be, given past disputes with the principal organizer.

Now that my name has been brought into comments, I'm compelled to weigh in, particularly in light of this claim from the article:

"One of our key goals is to remind everyone that American Gun Owners are part of every demographic group, lifestyle and political affiliation. They have many different perspectives and opinions on guns… and every other topic!"

Good for them. Pointing out that gun owne...

Here's some stuff you'll never see from the DSM:

Look, obviously I don't have the resources to validate the credibility of these links, but the point is, the people who do aren't even mentioning and presenting evidence to debunk them.

[Via Laocoön]

UPDATE: And no surprise, they're trying to strangle the infan...

Unintended Consequences

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:48, Monday, 26 October

 Who would have guessed that Democrats in Richmond would be better at increasing gun sales in Virginia to record levels than the NRA? [More]

Just about anybody paying attention and who has seen this happen time after time for decades, as the word "predictable" in the title and the rhetorical question imply...

[Via Keith B]

Another one

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 10:11, Monday, 26 October



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but I'm lousy at keeping things cleared.  So you may get to see some for the second time.


And so it goes

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 10:04, Monday, 26 October

 

“None of That Damned Nonsense About Merit”

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 08:59, Monday, 26 October


David Swenson.

Back in the 1830s, Lord Melbourne declared he liked the Order of the Garter best of all his titles because there was “none of that damned nonsense about merit” connected to it.

The elite community of fashion’s current enthusiasm for what is referred to as “Diversity, Equity, Inclusion” has a basic similarity to Lord Melbourne’s perspective, except his merit-free inclusion in the Garter Order was based on a supposed inherited excellence, while the Identity Groups singled out for special treatment under DEI base their claims to special privilege upon ressentiment.

David Swenson has a long record of achieving superior returns by his management of Yale’s endowment. Apparently, he now has decided either that other goals are more important or that anyone can achieve the same.

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Rifle Scopes Reviewed: Best Under $1000

by Dave Merrill in Recoil at 14:10, Monday, 26 October

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New FN 509 Long Slide Available from Apex Tactical

by Luke C. in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Monday, 26 October

New FN 509 Long Slide Available from Apex TacticalBeginning on Tuesday, October 27th, owners of the FN 509 will be able to purchase the long-awaited 5″ long slide from Apex Tactical. The Apex Tactical Team has been hard at work developing this new FN 509 Long Slide that comes fully assembled and loaded down with features. New FN 509 Long Slide Available from […]

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Sadly, the NRA's Great American Outdoor Show scheduled for February has been cancelled due to Pennsylvania's Covid-related restrictions.Another one falls to the ‘Rona. 2020 has been rife with event cancellations due to the imposition of gathering restrictions over health concerns, and we all hoped it would be long done by now, but unfortunately there doesn’t yet appear to be much light at the end of the tunnel. Already this year we’ve lost […]

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08:55

Quote of the day—Frank J.

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:00, Monday, 26 October

Isn’t originalism just the Rule of Law? The law means the same thing yesterday as it does today and as it will tomorrow.

It’s originalism or judges just make stuff up whenever they feel like. I’m not really sure what the middle position is.

Frank J.
October 21, 2020
Random Thoughts: Feminism and Court Packing
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]

Rube Goldberg Lives!

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 08:06, Monday, 26 October

 


At first light, snow!

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 06:27, Monday, 26 October

I woke up briefly to hard rain on the roof in the middle of the night. Temperature has dropped more than 20 degrees since Midnight, and…

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On the road in Mexico

by Murphy's Law in Lagniappe's Lair at 07:07, Monday, 26 October

Road travel here can be an adventure, especially down south and away from tourist areas and commercial (truck) routes. The smart thing to do is stay on the toll highways as they're well-maintained, reasonably safe, and have plenty of services, even though they are forever stopping you at tollbooths to hit you up for more tolls. But when going to places less traveled, that's not always ab option, so the other day saw us on a mountain two-lanes highway that was all hills and curves and few guardrails, and your speed is kept to an absolute minimum by countless topes, aka, "sleeping policemen" or "speed bumps from hell".  Now these pernicious obstructions, if gathered together in one place, likely would have been sufficient to have kept the Allies off the Normandy beaches in 1944. But here in Mexico they are spread out so much that they only slow everyone's travel to a glacial crawl and provide full employment for auto repair shops. These topes require you to come to a near stop to cross every one, unless you're driving '69 Charger with a rebel flag on the roof, in which case you'd be in heaven. Taken with any speed, they will bottom out your shocks, scrape your frame, a...

Vaseline hates white people

by Midwest Chick in Non-Original Rants at 07:53, Monday, 26 October

 So, we were watching the remake of The Magnificent Seven on A&E last night.  And a commercial for Vaseline comes on.  Let's just say that they have taken critical race theory and BLM wokeness to that next stupider level (I wasn't sure it was possible to get that much more woke).

I'm not going to link to it because I don't want to be connected to that pile of steaming dung in any way.  However, below are two articles also discussing it with links.  I don't watch cable very often and haven't seen it on regular television which is why I'm behind the curve.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/10/vaseline_gets_woke_and_creates_a_black_lives_matter_ad.html

https://moonbattery.com/if-you-hate-america-for-being-racist-buy-vaseline/


As a reminder, Vaseline is owned by Unilever.

Masking Illegal In Louisiana

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 07:52, Monday, 26 October

 The Louisiana House o Representatives have ended the emergency health proclamation in Louisiana,  It's over.  By Law.  The proclamation is here:  It says that the public health emergency is order is over, and was over at the time it was delivered to the governor.  It also prohibits the governor from issuing another public health order until seven days after he proclaims the current health emergency over.

The Governor doesn't want to talk about it.  He's pissed, and being petulant.  But, there is currently no public health order in Louisiana.  And, there won't be until a week after the governor gets over his childish attitude and make a decision.

But, what all this means is that wearing a mask in public is now illegal again.  This is the public masking law.  R.S. 14:313.

It will be interesting to see how Louisiana reacts to their petulant governor.

An Almost-Perfect Ending

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:01, Monday, 26 October

 

The only improvement I could suggest would be if they had dragged the announcer out of the press box and thrown his @$$ over the centerfield fence.

[Via Geordan]

The Exception to the Rule

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:01, Monday, 26 October

 

Patriotic Legal Immigrants USA, Inc. (PLIUSA) is a grassroots organization composed of legal immigrants who cherish American Values and America’s founding principles. As first generation immigrants, we personally lived through nations ruled by socialist, authoritarian, or anarchistic regimes. We have a deep appreciation of American values and understand the consequences that unfold if they are unguarded. [More]
To those who dismiss me a being a xenophobe and a hater, they're forgetting I have always supported great individuals like these. Case in point.

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Correcting the Record

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:45, Monday, 26 October


GRNC lawsuit against Wake County sheriff continues [More]
Evidently, the ace "Authorized Journalists" at CBS 17 Raleigh don't know the difference between a TRO and a lawsuit...

'Not In My Name'

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:43, Monday, 26 October

 In my "Low-Hanging Fruit" article, I mentioned how many who identify as Three Percenters don't understand the first thing about the principles of the concept or of its founder.

Here's what Mike Vanderboegh had to say about that.

Stuck with the Weasel Whisperer

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:33, Monday, 26 October


Tarheel State Second Amendment Supporters Should Trust Thom Tillis With 2nd Term [More]

Not a word about talking out of both sides of his mouth on  "...

The Ohio State Highway Patrol, which handles security for the governor and his residences, was notified of the report by local law enforcement. The Patrol will not say if it launched an investigation or if any probe is ongoing, citing security concerns.[More]
Forgive me for suspecting the initiator of the suggestion was one of theirs attempting to identify and provoke some low-hanging fruit in order to gin up some narrative-amplifying headlines. It's not like that's not SOP.

Kudos to the entrapment target for not being stupid.

Radio Redux

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:17, Monday, 26 October


Here are the archive files for the shows I was on Friday:

I actually got a call mid-day from Mark Walters to come on Armed American Radio but had to beg off due to being "on-call" to work with tech s...

The Super Citizen

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:42, Monday, 26 October

"Y'all know who I am?" [More]

More importantly, we know what you are.

Gun Owners for Disarmament

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:36, Monday, 26 October

Horner told me he doesn’t consider himself political, but he said he’s planning to vote for Biden. [More]

Horner is an idiot. if I were an FFL I'd tell him to get the hell out of my store.

Please Stand By

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:08, Monday, 26 October

 


I mentioned technical difficulties on Friday and that I'd be able to post article and radio appearance announcements but not much more. The problem has not been resolved and I expect tech support to contact me any minute to resume troubleshooting analysis via remote access.

I did get some news tips over the weekend, plus I have some new stuff of my own to post-- I'll try to get as much posted as I can before that happens, but when it does, I have no idea how long I'll be down.

So please-- please: Don't send me more stuff until I give the "Al...

Parroting the Talking Points

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:28, Monday, 26 October

The report highlighted several cases, including fatal shootings related to protests and the F.B.I.’s arrest of 13 men accused of plotting to kidnap the governor of Michigan, a Democrat.  [More]

What, you mean the low-hanging fruit loops that included a BLM supporter and two anti-Trump anarchists?

[Via Jim S]

Shaking the Rock Bucket

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:26, Monday, 26 October

A common-sense demonstration of how Democrats with their hands out are dumb as cows... [Watch]

[Via Don J]

The Thing That Would Not Die

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:24, Monday, 26 October

 Fast And Furious Has Never Died [More]

I have two big problems with this:

  1. Terminology matters. Operation Fast and Furious was the name of a specific program run out of Phoenix. I know there were similar operations conducted under Project Gunrunner and have written about several of them myself over the years, but they were not "Fast and Furious." 
  2. This perpetuates misunderstandings about Wide Receiver I have been trying for years to dispel but nonetheless keep being raised.
As I noted earlier: All I can "vouch" for on Fast and Furious is what Mike and I reported. I'm aware there are other "theories," including about cartel deals and those relying on the testimony of criminals trying to mitigate their punishments -- I'm not discounting any of the reports, but merely saying anything I haven't worked on is outside ...

If Wishes Were Fishes

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:10, Monday, 26 October

 Luckily, states do have recourse. State legislatures can prohibit local entities from participating in direct federal-grant programs that usurp their traditional prerogative. Governors can refuse to participate in programs that similarly transfer decision-making authority. Of course, both require the relevant actor to prize the long-term health of our federalist republican government over the short-term infusion of lucre. [More]

In other words, it'll be a done deal.

[Via Michael G]

Gone Fishing

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:05, Monday, 26 October

Jeez, guy, do they have to come right out and tell you they're trying to incriminate you if they can? Unless you have more expertise than this guy, what are you doing inviting vampires to cross your threshold

And why not ID your persecutors? The blowback to you will certainly be personal and with no regard to protecting your identity, and sometimes, shining light and banging pots are your best defenses for making them back off.

[Via Jess]

Moment of Truth

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:03, Monday, 26 October

 

Joe Biden brags about having “the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics”https://t.co/wjRKvYi4l2 pic.twitter.com/hC8j4Ijpr7

— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 24, 2020

We know. 

[Via Michael G]

By Any Other Name

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:09, Monday, 26 October

 T.L. Davis shares some thoughts. [More]

Last Chance to See Reason

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:08, Monday, 26 October

 You may be in the glow of martyrdom. You may think you are heroically going against the grain like Martin Luther nailing his ninety-five theses to the church door at Wittenberg. In fact, you are completely the opposite. The very villains you think you are opposing are using your intellectual arrogance to seduce you. You are opposing everything you value. The main reason you can’t see this, is that you are working from an old and obsolete model. [More]

He gives them more credit for merely being misguided virtue signalers than I do. If they were persuadable by reason, they wouldn't need to be persuaded.

They are either stupid, or evil, or both. They are giving aid and comfort to the destroyers and they need to be loudly condemned for it.

 “Nationally, there is this impression that Puerto Rico is Democrat, and that those two additional seats would allow the Democrats to control the Senate,” he said. “This has created a window of opportunity for us in the Democratic Party.” [More]

Rita explains.

Who Guards the Guardian?

by Tam in View From The Porch at 05:58, Monday, 26 October

 I've talked up Surefire's Guardian before. It's my go-to travel light, especially on the (admittedly rare) occasions when I fly and don't check a bag. It's a one-light solution that gives me everything from a wide, even 15-lumen MaxVision beam for finding my way to the loo between tent pegs and camp chairs at Paul-E-Palooza to shining a conventional, focused 800-lumen spotlight on the tree line across the lawn at Castle Frostbite. 

Even if I have my regular EDCL2-T along with me, the honkin' big internal batteries on the Guardian save wear on the pocket light's CR123s. I also liked that it could theoretically be used to juice up a dead phone or other USB accessory...

Building the Charles Bridge at Prague in 1357

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 08:22, Monday, 26 October

In this informative animation we see how the iconic Charles Bridge was constructed in 1357. The historic bridge crosses the Vltava (Moldau) river in Prague, Czech Republic and is 516 metres (1,693 ft) long and nearly 10 metres (33 ft) wide. It was built as a bow bridge with 16 arches shielded by ice guards.

Hard Times

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 08:14, Monday, 26 October

As we approach the November election, let us join Buddy Green (and Stephen Foster) in hoping for a victory against democrat party misgovernment and economic ruin.

Heckler & Koch’s Modular Machine Gun: the HK21E

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Monday, 26 October

In 1961, Heckler & Koch introduced a new light machine gun based on their roller-delayed blowback system as a companion piece to the G3/HK91 rifle. While the German military was quite happy with its MG3 machine guns, H&K expected that other, smaller nations adopting the G3 would be interested in a support weapon that worked the same way. They were not wrong, and the first adopter was Portugal, in 1968. By 1977, some 20,000 had been sold to more than 20 different nations.

In the early 1970s, a number of improvements were made (including a clubfoot stock and optics mounting points on the receiver) and the HK 21A model was introduced. Additional major improvements in the early 1980s created the HK 21E “export” model. This had a longer receiver, longer barrel, strengthened receiver, improved recoil buffer, and was fully modular, able to be assembled into a model HK11...

Latest Addition to the Boyds Lineup – Sauer 100

by Nic L in The Firearm Blog at 08:00, Monday, 26 October

Sauer 100The Sauer 100 was introduced by Sauer & Sohn back in 2016. Sauer & Sohn is the oldest firearms manufacturer that’s still active in Germany, which is why it’s so cool to see support for their weapons still on the market. The Sauer 100 has just been added to the long list of rifles with […]

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Century Arms' Thunder Ranch AK-47 - Davidon's Exclusive DistributionClint Smith and his training company Thunder Ranch have been busy at the grindstone working with various manufacturers to put out exclusive firearms offerings. The newest one of these offerings is the Century Arms and Thunder Ranch AK-47. This latest offering is meant to be an exclusive one that the “everyman” can afford. Century Arms’ […]

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Blaser Germany Release a Thermal Clip-On Mount

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Monday, 26 October

Clip-on Thermal Sights seems to be the new black, and everyone wants to have their piece of the market suddenly. Blaser GmbH from Germany is no different, and their thermal clip-on solution comes with the help from Liemke, also from Germany. They have developed a mount for the Blaser 1–7×28 iC riflescope, which in itself is a […]

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05:55

 Of course.

I'm shocked that only half of Americans know someone that got the Rona.  

There have been a dozen at the office.  None I know, tho.  Don't count.

My work wife?  Her real husband tested positive.  I know him.  That was only a month and a half ago.  He didn't spread it to anyone else. 

A buddy I've camped with got it, and he had co-morbidities.  Spent half a day in the ER not breathing well.  They gave him anti-biotics to fight off pneumonia and he got better.  His missus caught it.  She got better.  They all got better.  I know no deaths from the WuFlu.

Shootout: Glock 42 versus Kahr CW 380

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 04:00, Monday, 26 October

This is a guest article from friend and student “Gaston Garand.”  I think the Glock 42 and the Kahr are the two best pocket .380 autos on the market right now.  When Gaston found 400 rounds of .380 ammo, he put the two to a test and offered to write up the results for my blog.  Thanks to Gaston for the excellent article!

 

Shootout: Glock 42 versus Kahr CW 380

 

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I went to the...

Stinky Cup Holder Ashtray

by David in Musings Over a Barrel at 05:36, Monday, 26 October

The cup holder ashtray from Stinky Cigar was something I purchased on a whim a while back. After losing more than one cigar off the table at the brewery when I went to refill my beverage, I ordered this to hopefully alleviate the issue. Designed for the cup holder in a car, the ashtray will not stand on its own when the lid is open, however it has still proven useful in many instances.


The ashtray will stand up securely when placed in an empty coffee mug. It also works great on the beach when set in the sa...

The Erma EMP at the Range

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Saturday, 24 October

Having taken a close look at this original Erma EMP submachine gun yesterday, we are out at the range with it today. Like several of the interwar SMGs, the Erma was designed with a magazine well long enough to accommodate 9mm Steyr (9x23mm) ammunition, and it was offered in several different calibers. The 9mm Parabellum magazines have a spacer at the rear to hold the rounds forward for proper feeding.

In addition to Erma production, the EMP was copied by the Spanish La Coruña arsenal in the 1940s. Spanish magazines are readily available, and I am curious to see if they will work in a German EMP…

Our friends at Dead Air Silencers are hosting a unique adventure opportunity next month. Dubbed “The Good, The Bad And The Quiet, teams of two to five people will unearth clues with a chance to win a prize package with six Dead Air Silencers, a DDM4 AR-15 pistol and more. Contestants will race across central […]

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02:55

Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 124: Erin Votes “Present”

by Weerd Beard in Weer'd World at 02:00, Monday, 26 October

In This Episode:
  • Erin is in no mood for banter or a main topic. Which is good, because we have a full show anyway.
  • Xander brings us his Independent Thoughts on the accuracy of firearms and how anti-gunners see them;
  • Weer’d discusses the sickening abuse of disabled former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, then fisks Robin Lloyd of the Giffords Anti-Gun Lobby;
  • and finally, Oddball has received a lot of traffic about the Omniblade, and he reviews it with much suffering.

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Show Notes

Independent Thoughts with Xander Opal:

Preparedness Notes for Monday — October 26, 2020

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:05, Monday, 26 October

October 26th is the anniversary of the death of American-born RLI Trooper Joseph Patrick Byrne, in Rhodesia, in 1978. Edward Wilson Very (born October 26, 1847, died March 1, 1910) was an American naval officer who adopted and popularized a single-shot breech-loading flare pistol that fired flares that bear his name. — The big Pre-Election Sale at Elk Creek Company will end in just eight days. Consider this: Pre-1899 guns are the last bastion of firearms ownership privacy, since they are entirely outside of Federal jurisdiction. These are guns that you can buy and that you can later give your …

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Kershaw 7350 Claw Automatic, by Pat Cascio

by Pat Cascio in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:04, Monday, 26 October

As a rule, I’m not a big fan of little knives – I’ve found, that for my needs, a require a bigger folding knife for my everyday use. However, this isn’t a hard-fast rule – there are some small folding knives that I like. My oldest daughter, when she was only about 3 or 4 years of age, gave me a very small folding knife, that I still have and use every now and then, the blade is only about an inch long, and on the opposite side of the handle is a file blade – that has been used …

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Recipe of the Week: Stuffed Onions

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:03, Monday, 26 October

The following recipe for Stuffed Onions is from The New Butterick Cook Book, by Flora Rose, co-head of the School of Home Economics at Cornell University. It was published in 1924. A professional scan of that 724-page out-of-copyright book will be one of the many bonus items included in the next edition of the waterproof SurvivalBlog Archive USB stick. This special 15th Anniversary Edition USB stick should be available for sale in the third week of January, 2021. The 14th Edition sold out quickly, so place a reminder in your calendar, if you want one. Ingredients 6 medium to large …

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Economics & Investing For Preppers

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:02, Monday, 26 October

Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at the unfolding San Francisco Real Estate Collapse. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: U.S. Mint Silver Eagle Sales Forecasted To Triple This Quarter o  o  o Hub Moolman: Gold and Crypto: Is This How Charts Look Before A Monetary Collapse? o  o  o Metals Equal Discipline: The Bull Case …

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:01, Monday, 26 October

“Everybody who is paying attention knows that the left will gut the Bill of Rights to the Constitution. Actually, not gut it but just eliminate it completely. In their own words, they are coming to take your guns. Beto O’Rourke, Joe Biden, and Kamala Harris — everybody knows that they want to disarm their subjects.” – Ted Nugent – October, 2020

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I believe in the right tool for the job … or, in this case, the target. Bowling with a wrecking ball or playing soccer with a golf ball doesn’t work. The ball is the size that it is so that it is most effective at what it is needed to do. I love getting on my soapbox about shotgun ammo, and in particular, shot sizes. I strongly believe that the right ammo is the key to staying focused and reducing fatigue, thus enabling you to hit more targets – whether that be clays or live birds, especially with new shooters. In this post, I will break down the various sizes of shot and what they are used for in shooting sports.

Sunday, 25 October

22:55

Captain Phasma shoots USPSA

by lokeuei in Gunbot! at 21:07, Sunday, 25 October

19:55

Multiple people over the last couple of weeks:
"Why can't I buy more than one box?  Is there a shortage?"
"Why is everyone sold out of everything?"
"Why don't you have any hollowpoints?"
"Why can't I find any primers?"
And on.  And on.  I suspect these people are also what someone called 'low-information voters', because they apparently follow no news and pay no attention to what's going on around them. 
 
 
What makes this even more rich: Schumer whining about the 'rule of law' is- oh hell, I can't really thing of a proper description of how hypocritical that is.
 
 
 

16:55

Shots Fired – Dallas, Texas

by USCitizen in Traction Control at 16:11, Sunday, 25 October

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Multiple gunshots were heard south of Dallas, Texas today and several steel and paper targets sustained multiple, verified hits.

Because the ‘alleged’ shooters (myself and shooting buddy) are responsible gun owners, no injuries or casualties occurred.

In discussions that followed, it was agreed that the post-election period in big cities may turn ‘sporty’ with protesters, agitators or malcontents.

Please take a few moments to rotate you ammo and verify your zeros today!

What is this world coming to?

by Tam in View From The Porch at 13:14, Sunday, 25 October

 Sunday Smithery getting perpetrated on two Sundays in a row?!?

(Relatedly, I really need to point the 100mm f/2.8L at more guns. That's a nice macro lens.)

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 Just titling this post was difficult. You'll see this gun referred to by a bunch of different names, with "Shorty Forty" or "Shorty .40" being the most common. Hardly ever is it acknowledged as a Model 4006 variant, which is what Smith calls it on the label on the side of the case.

How to Classify the H&K MP-7 and FN P90

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 15:03, Sunday, 25 October

My recent video proposing a particular set of definitions for three generations of submachine gun design generated a lot of comments about the H&K MP-7 and FN P90. I focused largely on the first and second generation guns in that video – as they were the bulk of what I had available to use as examples – and I neglected what should have been those two obvious modern examples. To quickly recap:

Gen 1 – The first SMGs, made with primarily milled components to a high standard of craftsmanship and expense.
Gen 2 – The economization of SMGs. Designs using stamped materials at first, and polymer more recently.
Gen 3 – Designs emulating rifle handling. Generally closed bolt, but featuring the controls, layout and handling copied from modern rifle platforms.

I believe that both the MP-7 and P90 are solid examples of what I define as a 3rd g...

POTD: Heckler & Koch PSG1 at Lock, Stock & Barrel

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Sunday, 25 October

HK PSG1If you ever go to the island of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea please make sure that you allow time to visit the firearms dealer Lock, Stock & Barrel. Apart from a great company name they offer a large collection of modern and historical firearms. In our Photo Of The Day, we’ll take a closer look […]

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This should prove how ubiquitous the AR15 has become – my very not ‘Tactical Tod’ neighbor got one. It needed zeroing but neither he nor I could figure out elevation adjustment on the MBUS ‘iron’ sights. I took it home with me promising to do a little Magpul research and then zero it for him, then he and I can go over the rifle’s care and feeding together. Fortunately the ‘research’ was easy since Ian was right there and I just asked him.

So this morning I took my portable target stand and toys to the wash and got it zeroed at 50 yards…

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Zeta?

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 11:09, Sunday, 25 October

 It looks like we have a new storm swirling inthe Fulf.  Tropical storm Zeta.  According to the National Hurricane Center.


Lovely, just friggin' lovely.

Ms. Fitz wrote an op-ed for Patheos entitled Feeling Pushed Towards Trump.  It's an interesting piece, but this quote is what leaped out at me:

From the right, I continue to see the usual callous indifference to the lives of ordinary people, but it’s just indifference.  The message I am getting from the left is that I am a target they mean to destroy.

I’m not real comfortable with that.

Nor should she be.  Nor should anyone.

Unhappy about some far off things
That are not my affair, wandering
Along the coast and up the lean ridges,
I saw in the evening
The stars go over the lonely ocean,
And a black-maned wild boar
Plowing with his snout on Mal Paso Mountain.

The old monster snuffled, “Here are sweet roots,
Fat grubs, slick beetles and sprouted acorns.
The best nation in Europe has fallen,
And that is Finland,
But the stars go over the lonely ocean,”
The old black-bristled boar,
Tearing the sod on Mal Paso Mountain.

“The world’s in a bad way, my man,
And bound to be worse before it mends;
Better lie up in the mountain here
Four or five centuries,
While the stars go over the lonely ocean,”
Said the old father of wild pigs,
Plowing the fallow on Mal Paso Mountain.

“Keep clear of the dupes that talk de...

A Present From Facebook

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 10:05, Sunday, 25 October



Facebook’s 30-Day Restriction Notice (horizontally divided for legibility).

Logging onto Facebook this morning, I found a new 30-day sentence to Facebook jail with the interesting feature of no specific ...

09:55

Purchasing or legally making a firearms silencer is one of the most effective steps a Second Amendment support can take to undermine the National Firearms Act and incrementally restore Second Amendment rights. Second Amendment supporters are well on the way to removing the NFA through an unusual tool: Overwhelming compliance.

Dean Weingarten
October 16, 2020
80% Silencers, the Political Ramifications
[Make silencers “in common use” then SAF and SCOTUS will do the rest.—Joe]

 


Fox News covered this.  No other news organization.  I wonder why?

Ian came for a visit yesterday, and brought a fun gift…

Available here. The Republic of Elbonia became a FW running joke early this year with a theoretical question on one of Ian’s Q&A’s…

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The Lair has been invaded!

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 08:59, Sunday, 25 October

Must be migration season: I’ve had no less than five small birds blunder down the stovepipe in the past 24 hours. Two yesterday, and this morning I opened the stove when it was rustling only to find three at a time, which was completely unique. One was dead, one in fine shape that flew right out the open cabin door, and this tiny finchish thing…


…which is just healthy enough not to allow itself to be captured but too befuddled to take the hint of the open door. It’ll either find its way out or die. Not to be gross, but f...

 The Louisiana Constitution gives the governor broad powers to declare an emergency, to respond to natural disasters.  In this case, Louisiana has been under one emergency order after another in response to the Covid crisis.  Many think that the Governor's order goes too far.  The legislature called themselves into session to address several issues, among those, to address the governor's covid restrictions.

The legislature wanted input to the process to address constituent concerns..  The Governor was unwilling to negotiate with the legislature on the Covid response, saying that he was unwilling to give up those powers necessary to address the emergency.

So, the House invoked a never before used clause in the state constitution.  That, basically, the legislature can petition the governor, requiring him to rescind all emergency orders.  This fail-safe was put into place in the unlikely event that a tyrannical governor imposed emergency powers to the detriment of the people.

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Sunday Reading

by Unknown in The Freeholder at 09:26, Sunday, 25 October

Reading time is still limited, so I went for "short and pithy" this week.

"The Little Red Book of Cowboy Wisdom" is a collection of sayings, song lyrics and anecdotes from our cowboy tradition. I reads easily and I find myself nodding my head often.

"A man, a horse, and a dog never tire of each other’s company."

There's a phrase, "bumper sticker philosophy", that's meant to deride such things. In my experience, it's normally used by the crowd who
also missed the point of...

IPSC World Shoot Day 2 Stages are up!

by JulieG in Blog – Julie Golob at 07:30, Sunday, 25 October

Day 2 of the IPSC World Shoot course of fire breakdown is LIVE! It’s another 6 challenging stages along with my match strategy from the second day of competition in France. In my Stage 19-24 Breakdown I talk about: Nerves Confidence Lighting Shooting your own game Gun: Smith & Wesson Pro Series 9mm 1911 (Watch the video)Gear: Federal […]

Saint Crispin's Day

by Tam in View From The Porch at 08:19, Sunday, 25 October

On this day six hundred and five years ago, the French got their crepes folded at Agincourt by a force of English yeoman archers and dismounted knights & men-at-arms.

The pre-battle speech Shakespeare put in the mouth of Hank the Fifth is one of the most epic locker room pep talks of all time, and Branagh's delivery of it in his cinematic adaptation of the play is pitch perfect. Better even...and it pains me as a good American to say this...than George C. Scott's famous speech in Patton.

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Automotif CXCII...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 07:10, Sunday, 25 October


 1983-vintage W123 300D still out there as a daily driver.

Boasting 87 bhp and a monster 127 lb/ft of stump-pulling torque, they'll barely get close to a hundred mph on a slight downhill with a tailwind, but they're harder to kill than a cockroach.

 My dad's boss had a 240D of similar vintage, and I once had to drive it to a local service station to get a tire plugged.

 I realized I was in the wrong lane at a red light and, needing to beat the panel truck next to me across the intersection, started brake-torquing it when I saw the crossing light turn yellow.

 The light turned green and I side-stepped the brake pedal with the little diesel clat...

A Fine Read

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 08:48, Sunday, 25 October

Members of the Baby Boom generation like myself are the product of WWII. Our parents typically met during the war, and the ultimate American victory led to their reunion and our post-war arrival.

We grew up in the post-war world of American political, military, economic, and cultural pre-eminence that they built.

My father served in the Marine Corps through the Pacific Campaigns, and I grew up familiar with the names of Guadalcanal, Guam, and Iwo Jima. I was, as a boy, eager to hear war stories, but like most veterans my father didn’t like to talk about it.

“Did you ever kill anybody?” I once demanded. And my father dismissively replied: “We were all shooting at them, and they were falling down. You couldn’t tell who hit anybody.” That was as far as he’d go.

Another time, I as...

05:55

 Hillary will never be president.  That's what I voted for in 2016.  That.   

Still and absolute objective good.

Imagine her with Covid 19, and the temptation for her to grab power.  We'd be no better off with the disease, but we'd be worse off with our freedoms.  The foreign policy wins we'd seen would not have happened.  Nothing in her SecState activities indicated she'd get us to where we are now with wars and the positives we've seen in the Middle East.  The friendly economic environment that gave us unparalleled growth before the pandemic would not have happened.  That wasn't her plan.  No Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, ACB, either.  

 Hillary will never be president.  Phew.


JWR’s Meme Of The Week:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:02, Sunday, 25 October

The latest meme created by JWR: Liberals Ask: Is There a Way for CNN’s Disgraced “Justice Analyst” Jeffrey Toobin to Regain a Good Reputation? Sure There Is! Once Someone Invents a Functional Time Machine To share this, you can find it here: https://kapwi.ng/c/0KHEdL9g  

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Preparedness Notes for Sunday — October 25, 2020

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:04, Sunday, 25 October

Margaret Thatcher was born on October 13, 1925.   She was the UK’s first female Prime Minister.  She died in 2013. This is also the birthday of explorer and pilot Admiral Richard Byrd (1888–1957). His autobiography titled Alone is a must-read. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 91 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include: First Prize: The photovoltaic power specialists at Quantum Harvest LLC  are providing a store-wide 10% off coupon. Depending on the model chosen, this could be worth more than $2000. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course …

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How to Make Wooden Mason Jar Crates – Part 2, by St. Funogas

by SurvivalBlog Contributor in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:03, Sunday, 25 October

(Continued from Part 1. This concludes the article.) Second Jig – Drill-Press Jig  If you have a pneumatic stapler, which greatly speeds up many nailing tasks, you can skip this section. Once you have the first slats cut, you’ll need to drill guide holes for the 4d nails using a 3/16” drill bit. If you try to nail without a pilot hole, not only will many of the slats split, but it’ll slow down your nailing time considerably. This is where jig number two comes in. As seen in Photos 10A  and 10B (inset), this jig positions stacks of five …

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:01, Sunday, 25 October

“Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:  Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: …

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Saturday, 24 October

21:55

Bellevue warming up

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 20:41, Saturday, 24 October

From the City of Bellevue 7:10 PM:

Bellevue Mayor Lynne Robinson has declared a civil emergency in the city and signed an emergency order prohibiting weapons in the downtown area where demonstrations from multiple, opposing groups were reported. The Mayor is authorized to “proclaim the existence of a civil emergency whenever a riot, unlawful assembly, or other hostile action, or the imminent threat thereof, occurs in the city and results in or threatens to result in the death or injury of persons or the destruction of or damage to property to such extent as to require, in the judgment of the Mayor, extraordinary measures to protect the public peace, safety and welfare.”

The city has also requested further law enforcement support from surrounding jurisdictions to maintain safety and order f...

I remember

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 19:26, Saturday, 24 October

Via sacrebleu14 / SA Hinchcliffe @sacrebleu141:

DemocratsBlackGunOwners

I’m old enough and I remember.

50 at 100 On Video:CZ455 SK Long Range Match

by Mr. RevolverGuy in Day At The Range at 18:54, Saturday, 24 October

As the title states, 50 shots at a single aimpoint at 100 yards. Any rimfire rifle, or pistol, any caliber, any setup you like. Not everyone has access to a 200 yard range, but most have access to a 100. Let’s see just how tight those clusters can be with ye’r favorite rig and the cartridge it “likes”. No rush, take ye’r time, use windflags and/or one piece rests.

Benchrest competitors…ya’ don’t have an excuse not to show what can be done. Ya’ don’t even have to change the vertical adjustment on the scope, only the focus/parallax. Just remember the poi will be 7 to 8 inches below ye’r 50 yard crosshair setting. Here’s a chance to show what can be done with ye’r custom setup.

That’s 50 shots, all at the same aimpoint, at 100 yards. Indoors, outdoors, offhand, bench, prone, are all acceptable. Include pics of the setup, the view downrange, the cartridges and the results with a ruler alongside the group for reference. Include wind direction and velocity to see how it affected the trajectories. You don’t even need to chronograph the results. We can figure that out from the vertica...

Material is in,

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 19:16, Saturday, 24 October

 I'm to sit a bit, then to bed, you take care of the data checking tonight
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Boog Gear: The USGI Wet Weather Poncho

by lothaen in The New Rifleman at 17:59, Saturday, 24 October

We don’t seem to be too bothered by the essentials of survival when discussing the boog. It’s all Night vision, more night vision, own the night, and “Oh sure do you have night vision”? We can discuss gear until the cows come home, but many new gun owners have never even overnighted outdoors. Camping is icky. Wet weather is icky. During the boog, how many people will be prepared with proper weather essentials and be able to adapt to changing conditions? A cold front blows in and will you need to call a time out and go home? You’re out in the woods and a rainstorm happens? You escaped the city and now you’re in farmland and suddenly its freeze balls?

Welcome to unplanned weather. Today we are going to discuss the wet weather poncho, its uses, and how important it is to pack since it doesn’t take up much space and has multitudes of uses.

Primary Use: Wet Weather
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17:55

POTD: Heckler & Koch MR223 & 1976 Lincoln Continental

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Saturday, 24 October

Photo Of The Day: Today we have a 1976 Lincoln Continental, painted in matt black. It’s powered by a 460 cu in (7.5 liter) Ford V8. To give you an idea of the size of this car, it became the longest automobiles ever produced by Ford Motor Company when they added the 5-mph bumpers in 1977. I […]

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13:55

Ry had an interesting night

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 11:51, Saturday, 24 October

Ry looks a little tired in this video:

That’s All Folks

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum Archive 2.0 at 11:30, Saturday, 24 October

When I moved from Blogger/Blogspot to WordPress, one of the benefits was that WP was better at blogging than Google’s system. Having used the “New and Improved” Blogger interface, which everyone over there was complaining about, for a few weeks now, I can say that the insanity inflicted on users by WordPress and Automatic have […]

Hello everyone and thanks for joining us for another Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the YHM R9 suppressor. Last week we took a look at some glamour shots of the H&K SP5K-PDW, a semiautomatic version of one of the most iconic sub machineguns in the world. This week we […]

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Into the suburbs

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 10:39, Saturday, 24 October

Things are getting interesting. This is within 15 minutes of where Barb and I live.

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Notice the “… it’s time to wake them up” at the bottom of that “Community Action” card?

Barb and I talked about this last night. We have a lot more confidence in the Bellevue Police than in the neutered Seattle Police. ...

 So Fatass and Groot have decided to lock down Chicago and collar counties  as well as some downstate counties as well.  Finally, FINALLY, the restaurants and bars are starting to stand up for themselves and are staying open.  In some places, the mayors and local police are supporting them as well as the local population.  Fatass and Groot have decided that they will send in the stormtroopers Illinois State Police.  Not sure if the State Police are supposed to physically shut down these places who have now made the decision to survive instead of cower or if they are supposed to bring the notification of massive fines.

At this point, the restaurant and bar owners have nothing to lose--fines are just one more item for bankruptcy court.  They were already being hamstrung by early closing times that cannot be remotely connected to science or logic. Their backs are against the wall.  Their staff are hurting.  For no reason other than power and control.

I wish the bar owners well-they serve as an example of freedom that I hope others start to follow.

The internet was a mistake.

by Tam in View From The Porch at 09:51, Saturday, 24 October

I'm really torn between "...making me regret the invention of the internet" and "...credulous morons."

But I repeat myself. https://t.co/DDdDuJGRf3

— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) October 24, 2020

Automotif CXCI...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 09:09, Saturday, 24 October

 Barring something freakish in November...which is not at all out of the question in 2020...Thursday was probably the last sunny, 80 degree day to take a leisurely outdoor lunch on the patio at Fat Dan's.

I was enjoying a Fat Burger with cheese and sliced jalapenos, accompanied by fries and a frosty pint of Toppling Goliath's Pseudo Sue, when there came an angry rumbling noise burbling southward on College Avenue...

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One of the nice things about being in Florida is that The Queen Of The World and I can run out for a beach weekend.  We're at Sanibel Island which is pretty darn nice.  This is the view from the hotel balcony.


It's a nice escape and here in Florida it's not just a day dream.  An hour or two and you're in paradise.  Back up north, it would just be a dream.  Yeah, there's a country music song for that.

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in the headline.  Or the first paragraph.  Or in the first, say, fourteen paragraphs.
 
Just wonderful, isn't it?

Science!

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 09:15, Saturday, 24 October

NY Post:

A 100-pound unexploded bomb from the World War II era has washed up on a North Carolina shore, prompting authorities to establish a safety perimeter ahead of a planned detonation, according to a report.

US Navy officials said the large, rusty bomb was found Thursday morning in Buxton on Cape Hatteras, where members of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit confirmed it is a live device, the News & Observer reported.

A half-mile safety perimeter was set up to keep tourists out, including the historic Cape Hatteras Light...

The Punch Tavern, Fleet Street by John Bulmer

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:33, Saturday, 24 October


No social distancing, no masks, no screens, no kids, no women, just well dressed men having a drink and a smoke after work.

A perfect Friday night.

While you might classify the people smuggling illegals over the border as animals, there is technically a difference. If You Don’t Know That ‘Coyotes’ Are Human Smugglers, Shut Up About The Border Not only do Biden and others have some confusion about the term “coyote,” they are also lying about a certain ACLU lawsuit. The […]

How Dare You, Say Something Mean About a Democrat

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum Archive 2.0 at 07:31, Saturday, 24 October

Heh. Jake Tapper: Still Not Over Macho Grande Has it really been 40 years since Airplane? Perhaps younger readers don’t get the “over Macho Grande” reference, but it came to mind as I watched Jake Tapper have a hissy fit after Thursday’s debate, declaring that President Trump “is running the single most negative, sleazy campaign […]

Saturday Roundup of Link Roundups

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum Archive 2.0 at 07:17, Saturday, 24 October

Wombat-socho at The Other McCain starts us off with In The Mailbox: 10.21.20 American Power: Everything Is “White Supremacist” American Thinker: This Is How The Left’s Power Structure Collapses, also, The Covfefe Revolution Is Real, And It’s Glorious There is no Wednesday Linkage from Matthew over at Bacon Time!!!! Not content to piss everyone off […]

This is one of those times. Philly DA’s Office Employee Kills Armed Sex Worker in Self-Defense, Officials Say On Tuesday, shortly before 10 a.m., an armed 31-year-old man tried to rob another man on the 2600 block of North Napa Street in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood, Philadelphia police said. The second man fired his own […]

06:55

Quote of the day—Jack Lewis

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:00, Saturday, 24 October

How ’bout we just put ankle bracelet trackers on every attendee at Trump rallies?

Jack Lewis
October 20, 2020
Comment on Facebook
[Don’t forget the yellow Star of David or inverted red triangle badges!—Joe]

A Fratello Morning by the Ocean

by David in Musings Over a Barrel at 05:20, Saturday, 24 October

When my schedule allows, one of my favorite ways to kick off the day is with a cigar and coffee in the morning. During a week at the Outer Banks, I was able to have that pleasure on a number of occasions. The first few days of the trip, the winds were high which made sitting on the beach or even the ocean side of the rental house unsuitable for smoking. Fortunately, we had a porch around back too. 

Lighting a Fratello D.M.V. Virginia to enjoy with my coffee, I was able to avoid the heaviest of the winds, but still spy the ocean around the side of the house. My Stinky cup holder ashtray, dropped into an empty mug, secured my cigar easily when I went inside to refill my coffee. 

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Accidental exploration...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 08:39, Saturday, 24 October

 The urban geography of Indianapolis is similar to Atlanta in that it has a perimeter highway, I-465 instead of I-285, and is basically quartered by the main north-south and east-west interstates inside that perimeter. Atlanta's east-west interstate is I-20 and Indy's is I-70, while I-65 traverses the inner metro of IND in the same general northwest-to-due-south orientation as I-75 in the ATL.

Yesterday I drove down to the general area of Bloomington, IN, and my path out of town caused me to muse that the entire southwest quadrant of Indianapolis, that area south of I-70 and west of I-65 but inside I-465, was largely terra incognito to me, despite having lived in Indy a dozen years now.

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Really? The cure is worse than the disease.

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 05:01, Saturday, 24 October

I have mixed feelings about the counter-media site Natural News, run by Mike Adams (not the deceased UNCCH professor). While it frequently reposts important news and analysis, and often has thought-provoking commentary, it seems to too often be sensational and willing to grab and run with improbable stories that exaggerate fears.

But usually, it doesn’t actually advocate outright tyranny. Yet this is what Adams did recently, in a article demanding that the US DOJ seize Twitter, Facebook, and other media. Why? Because these media giants have censored news and opinion. Most recently, of course, the censoring of even links or references to the New York Post story on the corruption of Hunter Biden.

I fully understand the anger of many people about the high-hat behavior of Twitter and Facebook and their ilk. But urging the FedGov to actually seize (nationalize) them is truly burning down the barn to get rid of the mice. Fighting tyranny by corporations – no matter how big – is im...

Self-defense In The People’s Republic of Chicago

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum Archive 2.0 at 06:19, Saturday, 24 October

It is becoming more common. Homeowner shoots intruder in Albany Park home invasion The 46-year-old man heard what appeared to be someone breaking into his home at 4:52 p.m. in the 4800 block of North Kenneth Avenue, according to Chicago police. He went to investigate and was confronted by a 58-year-old man who doesn’t live […]

Grazing in the Grass

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum Archive 2.0 at 05:39, Saturday, 24 October

Hugh Masekela is sometimes known as the father of South African jazz. He played the trumpet, flugelhorn and coronet. He passed away in 2018 at the age of 78. In 1961, as part of the anti-apartheid campaign, he was exiled to the United States where he was befriended by Harry Belafonte. Primarily, he played in […]

MEANWHILE, A MUCH-NEEDED BIT OF COMIC RELIEF

by Mas in at 06:00, Saturday, 24 October

Photo of Jeffrey ToobinAs what may be the most impor...

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Beast

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 02:00, Saturday, 24 October

Now that is the daily driver I want.



On 1700 cubic inches?  Probably get better mileage than my old Durango. Same horsepower, too.

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Preparedness Notes for Saturday — October 24, 2020

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:05, Saturday, 24 October

October 24th is the anniversary of the firing squad execution of Norwegian traitor Vidkun Quisling, in 1945. His ignominious place in history was to have his surname become a noun. “Quisling” is now a moniker synonymous with treason and alliance with an invading army. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 91 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include: First Prize: The photovoltaic power specialists at Quantum Harvest LLC  are providing a store-wide 10% off coupon. Depending on the model chosen, this could be worth more than $2000. A Gunsite Academy …

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How to Make Wooden Mason Jar Crates – Part 1, by St. Funogas

by SurvivalBlog Contributor in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:03, Saturday, 24 October

If you’re an average prepper, you no doubt have enough mason jars to sink a small yacht if they were all filled with pickles and tomato sauce and snuck aboard. And if you’ve done a lot of canning, you’ve probably thought there has to be a better way to manage all the jars than those cardboard boxes they come in. I’ve found that homemade wooden crates work great for me and may work for you as well. What I really like about these crates is that you can store empties in them as well as full jars, then stack the …

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Editors’ Prepping Progress

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:02, Saturday, 24 October

To be prepared for a crisis, every Prepper must establish goals and make long-term and short-term plans. In this column, the SurvivalBlog editors review their week’s prep activities and planned prep activities for the coming week. These range from healthcare and gear purchases to gardening, ranch improvements, bug out bag fine-tuning, and food storage. This is something akin to our Retreat Owner Profiles, but written incrementally and in detail, throughout the year. Note that as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. We always welcome you to share your own successes and wisdom in the Comments. Let’s keep busy …

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:01, Saturday, 24 October

“Hear ye this word which I take up against you, even a lamentation, O house of Israel. The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is forsaken upon her land; there is none to raise her up. For thus saith the Lord God; The city that went out by a thousand shall leave an hundred, and that which went forth by an hundred shall leave ten, to the house of Israel. For thus saith the Lord unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall live: But seek not Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal, …

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Friday, 23 October

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GAME ON!

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 20:40, Friday, 23 October

From Firearms Policy Coalition @gunpolicy who says,

** GAME ON! ** In our  @gunpolicy Mller v. Becerra lawsuit challenging California’s ban on so-called “assault weapons”, Judge Benitez today ordered an accelerated bench trial for January 21, 2021. FUND http://AR15LAWSUIT.COM

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GAME ON! Is right!

This is so incredibly awesome! Read more here.

Of particular importance is the judge. Do you recognize that name? Knowing that judge Benitez is presiding over a bench trial on the rights of gun owners should make you swoon. And I expect it will cause an icy chill to flow all the way into ...

I have 1,000 CCI and 2,993 Winchester large pistol primers that, at the current consumption rate, I’ll consume sometime after Donald Trump Jr. finishes his second term.

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As primers are essentially impossible to get right now I thought I would sell them to someone that could use them. I’m selling them at the inflated price of $40/1,000 or I’ll trade them for an equal quantity of small pistol primers.

I don’t want to ship them. If you can meet me in the Bellevue area that works. Or I’ll probably be driving to Orofino Idaho sometime in the next couple of weeks. If you can meet me somewhere along the path of Bellevue, Vantage, Colfax, Troy, Kendrick, Cavendish, Lewiston, and Orofino* that would work too.

* No. That not the exact path. But either coming or going I will visit all those towns.

so indoors and warm is a good place to be.  There are always studies you can work on.















Friday Night Lights: Rheinmetall Vario-Ray LLM

by Nicholas C in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Friday, 23 October

Rheinmetall is a German defense contractor. They make various military products like electro-optics, night vision and aiming systems. Earlier we saw the GN1 from SIMRAD which is now owned by Rheinmetall. Today we will take a look at their Vario-Ray LLM (Laser Light Module). Vario-Ray LLM In-depth Look We have posted about the LLM before. […]

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