Sunday, 22 April

04:55

Cooler

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 04:30, Sunday, 22 April

You know, I need a new cooler for my annual camping trip and other fun shennanigans.  I really do.

I heard really good thing about Yeti.

Whelp.  Nope.

For even a chance to get my business, they have to come back AND apologize. 

Mallards

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 03:00, Sunday, 22 April

When I was a young man, I used to walk Catahoula lake, or the creeks and sloughs in other places, hoping for a shot at a mallard drake.

Nowadays, they are wandering around my driveway.  With a pellet rifle, I could be eating mallard three nights a week.


Fortunately for them, I don't feel like plucking a duck.

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Saturday, 21 April

21:55

Evergreen State Gun Owners Gather to Fight Back

by Dave Workman in Liberty Park Press at 19:10, Saturday, 21 April

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Life has been a bit crazy and I’m so late sharing this, but this was such a fun interview. Thank you very much, John and Melody for the opportunity to share more about my book, Toys, Tools, Guns & Rules, and so much more! Julie delves into her young days on the range with her father […]

For those of you who already know what Discord is, here’s the permanent invite to the chat room: https://discord.gg/nRCWaNX For those of you who don’t know what Discord is – no doubt, all of you know what a chat room is. That’s Discord, more or less. It started as a video-game specific chat app, but is now […]

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Yeti drops connection with NRA

in Of Arms and the Law at 21:53, Saturday, 21 April

Yeti, the maker of greatly overpriced coolers, has decided to sever whatever connection it had with NRA Foundation. They have a contact page. I'd refuse to buy from them except I never have bought and never plan to.

to stay dry and check things out.


















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17:55

I do keep my promises.

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 14:30, Saturday, 21 April

Though when the promise comes due in the middle of winter, it might take me a while.

I promised that if the Patreon account crossed $100/mo, I’d put actual shock absorbers on all four corners of the Jeep.

Voilà!

shocks

It's a made up fiction of the Left.  A boogie-man for them to spar against.

THEN they want to somehow associate these racist group with the Right, with Trumpists, with Conservatives, with Second Amendment advocates like us, and others not expressly Left.

"How can you say that, T-Bolt?  The nazis are marching!"

Yes, that proves my point.  The headlines are alarmist and scary and warn: "The nation’s largest neo-Nazi group is planning a demonstration in Newnan, Georgia today. Possibly 50 racists may show up."

If you can only muster up 50 folks, and you are the tippy top biggest organization peddling that bushwa out of a nation of 300 million, then you have statistically zero members.  You only have influence on the Left because the Left likes to react to you.  You are useful to them.  Otherwise you'd be totally ignored.  By everyone. 

Remember back in 1925, when the Left embraced the Klan, they could get 30,000 to march in DC.  That's be like 100,000 today.  The Democrat's muscle, putting on a display and trying to show President Coolidge...

The Model P

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 16:23, Saturday, 21 April

The Model P was a firearm that was both iconic, and a continuation of continuing design.  Also known at the Single Action Army, or the Peacemaker, it is the iconic firearm of the cowboy westerns. 

Colt still makes them, if you have $2 grand to drop and are willing to wait a year or so.

There is another alternative, though.  As the story goes, the president of Cimarron Firearms happened to have a first-generation Colt in his collection, and sent it to Uberti to be copied.  His was the later manufacturing change, and has the cross-bolt latch for the base pin, instead of the screw for retaining the base pin.  We call these the pre-war model.

So, the 4046 has, judging from the appearance of the internals, hardly been fired. An extremely low-mileage gat with a born-on date in April of 2006 is about as close as I'm likely to get for a New-In-Box Smith & Wesson 3rd Gen auto to run through the usual 2k test.

The 5906, on the other hand, shows evidence of a reasonable amount of use, so while I'll do the 2,000 round thing with it, too, I'll be bearing its age in mind if anything should go south. The 5906 test should probably be considered to have a big asterisk.

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13:55

This is Parris Island

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 10:33, Saturday, 21 April

YouTube video from 1970 showing Marine  boot camp.  I wonder this is as demanding today.

The Real World Weapons of FarCry 5

by Jim Grant in The Firearm Blog at 12:00, Saturday, 21 April

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SILENCER SATURDAY #16: Gas Regulation And You

by Pete in The Firearm Blog at 11:01, Saturday, 21 April

Gas regulationGood day everyone, thanks for joining us for episode #16 of TFB’s Silencer Saturday. Last week we talked about some upcoming decibel metering tests of popular suppressors along with a few of the more unique commercially available models. Since then, I have been reading up on the proper use of a meter and some standardized […]

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The Left used to love Venezuela, and Bernie Sanders wanted the US to be more like that country. In the wake of a gun ban, Venezuela sees rising homicide rate

In 2012, the communist-dominated Venezuelan National Assembly enacted the “Control of Arms, Munitions and Disarmament Law.” The bill’s stated objective was to “disarm all citizens.” The new law prohibited all gun sales, except to government entities. The penalty for illegally selling or carrying a firearm is a prison sentence of up to 20 years. Despite criticism from the democratic opposition, the bill went into effect in 2013.

Made it easy for the dictatorship to remain in control.

The stats show that they always had more murders than we did per capita, but since the gun ban went into effect the rate has gone up substantially.

More importantly, the national homicide rate rose from 73 per 100,000 in 2012 to 90 per 100,000 in 2015. The real figures are likely higher as the Maduro regime is well known for pu...

09:55

The Email Issue

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 09:26, Saturday, 21 April

At least 6 emails arrived at the yahoo address but not at my server.  I guess the next step is to figure out where these are getting filtered out.

Dicks

by Jerry The Geek in Cogito Ergo Geek at 07:56, Saturday, 21 April

We're talking about "Dick's" sporting goods store ... which I never heard of before this week, and I'm pretty sure I'll never hear about after next week:


How to Destroy an AR-15 - Rolling Stone: "We are in the process of destroying all firearms and accessories that are no longer for sale as a result of our February 28th policy change," a company spokesperson said in a statement. "We are destroying the firearms in accordance with federal guidelines and regulations."


It's only "inventory", after all.


("Insert your own commentary; you can probably do a better of quoting the MSM than I can.)

I'm sick of hearing about this Liberal Thrall, and I just want to know where I can go on the Internet to ban his ignorant opinion and reference articles for EVER!


Exclusive--Kyle Kashuv: Republicans Must Quit Playing Defense and 'Grow the Second Amendment': Parkland school shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv told Breitbart News he is concerned that Republicans are too focused on playing defense to actually seize the opportunity to “grow the Second Amendment.”

Seattle Anti-gun Lobbying Group to Run Rifle Initiative

by Dave Workman in Liberty Park Press at 08:51, Saturday, 21 April

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That Gorsuch is weak-kneed on “immigration” abuses raises serious questions of direct concern to gun owners (the fraudulent “single issue” excuse-making notwithstanding). [More]
It's not always easy for people with set beliefs to hear the truth, as some of the comments and arguments under my latest AmmoLand article pretty much confirm. I wish I had more time to engage with those, but I don't, so I have to accept that not everyone will get what I'm saying and why, and not worry about  it. Besides, if I wanted to be "popular" I'd...

Just got back from it. The symposium was excellent, the flight back terrible, my first really bad experience with American in all the years I've flown it. I was supposed to be back in Tucson (and could have been) at 2:42 PM, instead I landed at 10:40 PM.

But the symposium was great. Every speaker was interesting, including those on the other side. It beat hands-down a general two day symposium on constitutional law that the U of Az law school held last month. Their best speakers would have been below the average of the SIU ones. Their worst speakers ... I prefer not to remember. One spent 20 minutes explaining all the ways that death penalty sentences could be handed out with less than perfect consistencies. Why you could have an incompetent attorney, different juries, and so on. Yes, and remarkably the sun rose in the east this morning.

I suppose a big difference was that every SIU speaker was interested in his topic and speaking for that reason, whereas it is likely a bunch speaking at U of A were just trying to write on article on something, anything, toward getting tenure.

The Kentucky Assault Pistol

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 09:48, Saturday, 21 April

Why, oh why do we allow these killing machines on our streets.


I mean, I can't even.

Hat tip: The People's Cube.

and why we don't trust them.
Now Kleck has unearthed some lost CDC survey data on the question. The CDC essentially confirmed Kleck's results. But Kleck didn't know about that until now, because the CDC never reported what it found. 
(Gee, I wonder why...)
Kleck's new paper—"What Do CDC's Surveys Say About the Frequency of Defensive Gun Uses?"—finds that the agency had asked about DGUs in its Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System in 1996, 1997, and 1998.
...
For those who wonder exactly how purely scientific CDC researchers are likely to be about issues of gun violence that implicate policy, Kleck notes that "CDC never reported the results of those surveys, does not report on their website any estimates of DGU frequency, and does not even acknowledge that they ever asked about the topic in any of their surveys."


So the 'non-partisan' CD...

Swedish Government to Enact Common-sense Hand-grenade Control

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 08:34, Saturday, 21 April

Or something. Sweden and their problem with hand grenades | SOFREP

The last few years have seen a significant increase in the use of hand grenades for violent crimes in Sweden. The police have responded to several gang-related incidents involving grenades, including two grenades thrown into a nightclub in May, 2015 and a grenade exploding inside a restaurant in April, 2016. In January of this year, a Stockholm man was killed and another woman injured when he picked up a grenade that had been discarded to the side. In October of last year, a hand grenade went off outside a police station in Helsingborg, blowing out forty windows.

There have been 66 detonations of grenades in the past 3 calendar years, while in that time 143 grenades have been confiscated by police.

The more common choice among Swedish criminals seems to be the Yugoslavian M75 hand grenade, generally built for enclosed spaces like trenches or bunkers, but still effective in open environments. They typically hold somewhere around 3,000 balls of steel, providing a kill radius of approximately 15 meters and a cas...

What If You Called 911 and They Hung Up on You?

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

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06:55

The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence is dedicated to reducing gun injuries and deaths in America by stemming all of the causes of gun violence.

Brady Campaign
April 19, 2018
Victory in Brady Center Lawsuit Against Gun Website for Gun Sale Used in Mass Shooting At Wisconsin Spa
[They mean it. Literally. They want to stop all causes “gun violence”. How can you do that without eliminating all guns?

It’s not like they can eliminate all violent attacks on innocent people who would use “gun violence” to defend themselves. Self defense is their biggest weakness. Push the self defense angle and watch their arguments crumble. This principle, self-defense is an inalienable right, is something they must get people to ignore in order to win in the court of public opinion and here is an example of them using weasel words in their attempt to deny people their rights.—Joe]

First Aborted Takeoff

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 06:50, Saturday, 21 April

I experienced a first on Wednesday: an aborted takeoff.  We had started rumbling down the runway, when the pilot suddenly reduced power and applied the air brakes.  We rolled off the runway and he explained that one of his lights indicated the air conditioning system was not working but the problem was now solved, so we got back in line and took off.  I am skeptical that was the real failure indicator, but whatever it was, he was being cautious.

A quick word on dehydration…

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 05:15, Saturday, 21 April

Early on in each year’s building season I usually have a little encounter with dehydration, just to remind me that the issue doesn’t go away over the winter, it just sort of hibernates.

Doesn’t usually happen as early as April, though. This got me Thursday afternoon, after a very productive morning in which BB and I finished the new flashing on the east side of the Lair and fixed and resealed some winter damage on the siding.

The next task was supposed to be quite simple, just cut and apply inside molding around the back door. But suddenly I couldn’t get anything right – I wasn’t thinking straight and really shouldn’t have been around power saws, the sun dazzled me, I was achy and cranky and just generally stupid. You’d think I’d know what all those things are a sign of by now, wouldn’t you? Except it’s April, it’s not hot, it wasn’t even all that bright.

Dehydration is cumulative. I spent the whole day before holding a ladder and staring into the sky, getting a nice face sunburn. I was fine Wednesday and I was fine Thursday morning, but Thursday afternoon it all came home to roos...


Eric Fischl, Bad Boy, 1981 and spectator.

The Cut reports that “Paintings of naked women, usually by clothed men, are suddenly sitting very uncomfortably on gallery walls.”

Male artists wonder whether they can work with the female form, while the world questions what their intentions were in the first place. …

The western art canon is in no small part a parade of famous female nudes, from Praxiteles’s Aphrodite of Knidos from the fourth century B.C. to Manet’s 19th-century prostitutes (notably the recumbent, unamused Olympia) to John Currin’s Playboy-meets-Fragonard women — and almost all of them have bee...

Kevin Williamson discusses his short career at The Atlantic.

In early March, I met up with Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor in chief of the Atlantic, at an event sponsored by the magazine at the South by Southwest conference in Austin. He had just hired me away from National Review, the venerable conservative magazine where I’d been a writer and editor for 10 years.

“You know, the campaign to have me fired will begin 11 seconds after you announce that you’ve hired me,” I told him. He scoffed. “It won’t be that bad,” he said. “The Atlantic isn’t the New York Times. It isn’t high church for liberals.”

My first piece appeared in the Atlantic on April 2. I was fired on April 5.

The purported re...

Iron Sights at 800 Yards: New Mexico Milsurps Match!

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Saturday, 21 April

While traveling through Albuquerque, I was invited to join the New Mexico Milsurps club for one of their long range rifle matches. This is no typical shooting challenge – the course of fire is 20 rounds (after the spotting shots to figure out your hold) on a 21″ x 43″ silhouette target at 800 yards. It is open to unmodified military firearms only, with a heavy focus on iron sighted bolt action rifles. I was loaned an Eddystone M1917 rifle in .30-06 to use – one of the best military bolt actions ever made, in my opinion.

The club has a very cool system set up for spotting hits on the target. A bracket on the back of the target holds a piezoelectric accelerometer connects to a bright strobe flash on a tripod about 10 yards off to the side. When a bullet hits the target plate, the accelerometer triggers the strobe to flash, and that light is readily visible from even 800 yards away (as you can see in the video)....

Hitler deletes his Facebook account

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 06:39, Saturday, 21 April

I mean, you don't get to be fuhrer of a thousand year Reich by being careless with your personal data ...

have the right to say "I don't want my money supporting her."  Deal with it, Fresno.
As Michael Williamson put it:
The Right: “I have this perfectly reasonable opinion.”

The Left: “OMG HATE SPEECH! YOU’RE FIRED AND YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA IS BANNED AND YOUR JOB IS FORFEIT AND YOUR BUSINESS WILL BE SUED INTO BANKRUPTCY.”

Randa Jarrar: “Barbara Bush was a racist and I’m glad she’s dead and I hope her husband suffers and eff you because I can never be fired.”


The Right: “Wow. That’s not right.”

The Left: “FREE SPEECH FREE SPEECH FREE SPEECH YOU FASCISTS!”


Google being run by intolerant leftists may well have a price.  A big one.   Good.


But recognizing their real enemies ...

Requiem For A Tower

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 04:03, Saturday, 21 April

Escala is a British string quartet that is heavily electronic. They are from London and got “famous” (well, almost) when they were on the TV show, Britain’s Got Talent. Current members are Honor Watson, Victoria Lyon, Helen Hash and Stephanie Benedetti.

This is “Requiem for a Tower” from their self-titled, debut album. The album Escala was released in 2009.

03:55

Kyle is right. 

And I have been saying this for forever.

But GOP squishes haven't been willing to fight for us.  Help defend?  Yes, usually.  They are often on the side of gun rights.  But rarely do they do any initiative to advance gun rights.  When they do, it's appreciated, but often small ball.

How bout getting rid of backdoor registration?  Tie gun ownership to gun owners, rather than to guns.  You NICS check a person, not a purchase.  And gun owner they check should be people that are about to own a gun, or might want to in the future.  Does this 'gun owner' have a gun or is about to?  Maybe yes, maybe no.  

How about getting national reciprocity?   Why do I have rights in Ohio and Virginia, but not Pennsylvania or Maryland?  Did I do something WRONG in those two states? 

After that, we'll discuss getting rid of the 'you gotta get permission first' thing...

Crimson Trace® today announced that its recently released tactical lights designed for long guns are now shipping. The new tactical lights—The Crimson Tactical Light™ models CWL-100, CWL-101, CWL-200 and CWL-201—offer buyers and firearms owners a variety of operation options. The tactical lights will reach store shelves in the days ahead.

Crimson Trace laser sights and tactical lights are highly regarded by firearms owners for providing quick aiming assistance and enhanced target identification in dark environments. The Crimson Tactical Lights offer touch pad activation when installed on the firearm with the provided pad.  Alternatively, the light can be removed from the attachment bracket to serve double duty as a hand-held flashlight. The Crimson Tactical Lights ship with the activation touch pad and single cord attachment cap, plus the flashlight end cap. The activation touch pad can be secured to a firearm with the provided Velcro straps or with a more permanent 3M double-sided adhesive s...

Friday, 20 April

23:55

The Liberal talking point is that if you don't NEED a gun, why should you be allowed to HAVE a gun?

Why do Americans need guns? Rip UP the Second Amendment, problem solved.
I won't go into the details of the counter-argument to the 2nd Amendment, but  if you care .. you can go read it here.

But just to give you the flavor, here's a full paragraph quote:

Now am sorry to spit on your 2nd amendment right, but for me self defence is not a valid argument for defending the 2nd amendment. Also the ability to carry arms has been severely restricted by the Gun-Free School zones act of 1990 signed by Gorge [si...

20:55

This Bitz

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 11:54, Saturday, 21 April





Is my State Rep. Wants to be my State Senator. 10 years ago he pretended to be at least neutral on civil rights. His record and his current stance show otherwise. Vote for every Constitutional violation that came down the pike. He USED to be on the judiciary committee. They kicked him off for some reason.

Look at him.  He's PROUD of rights violations.  Gross.

Getting Stunked Stinks

by Brigid J. in Home on the Range at 19:28, Friday, 20 April

On my drive into work today, a little after 5:30 a.m. there's one stretch I go through that's two lanes each direction that goes through a large park area.

This morning I noted a late model VW bug that was apparently disabled and had pulled onto the grass edge of the road so not to block traffic.  It's quite dark and muddy after the recent snow melt out there, not the best place to break down.

There were two gentlemen bent down over the engine as I approached, working away.

In my headlights I saw two skunks lumbering quickly towards them, to see what the noise was about I guess.

The men would not see them coming, and I was not in a...

Packing Old Skool

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 19:09, Friday, 20 April

I talked about this pistol back in 2013, an old Colt 1911 I picked up in a pawn shop.  I shot it a few times, ran it through a USPSA match, and shortly after that, the Sheriff gave us Glocks to carry.

The 1911 was probably the very first pistol I ever shot, when we went to the range with a class of savetail lieutenants back in 1976.  I learned that I shoot the 1911 almost instinctively.  It just points well in my hand.  The grip angle is correct for me, and the sights align naturally out of the holster.

Here's a picture as it came  out of the pawn shop.


Yeah, it's chromed like a Chevy bumper, but it's still a Colt ...

Friday evening has arrived;

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 19:00, Friday, 20 April

you know what that means


















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17:55

TSA Precheck

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 09:11, Saturday, 21 April

FIRSt time in years my wife and I did not get TSA Precheck.  Apparently you need to verify the names on the tickets issued by your issuer matches what is on file at TSA.

It is much easier not to have to take off shoes, coat, open laptop case,  get fondled by (in this case, by a very nice young black TSA guy).

However, it appears that TSA Precheck has changed from a "We will decide rather mysteriously that you are not a terrorist and automatically assign you" to a paid program that you have to apply for with correct IDs.  They charge $85 for five years.  This is a bargain compared to the delay and extra steps for "Are you a terrrorist"? screening.  You can apply here.

Seen this morning at a breakfast restaurant on the way to the big town about 50 miles away…

hipsters

Vermonters Fire Back Against Bullet Regulations

by Conn Williamson in Liberty Park Press at 15:59, Friday, 20 April

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A Paterson police officer who allegedly dealt heroin, crack, cocaine and marijuana was arrested by federal agents Friday. [More]
New Jersey...

And remember:
“Those weapons are designed to take out mass amounts of people, for the military to use, for the police to use, should they have to…”
I see what you mean, Sheriff!

Say when

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:08, Friday, 20 April

Seen at Joe’s, some idiot on twitter is all “we are coming for your guns.” Sure thing, sprout. In a response to someone basically telling to come and take them, he asks:

If we elect a new congress and we pass laws making gun ownership illegal for people like you, and the government comes to take your guns, what will you do?

What will you do? Be specific.

Well, sparky, shooting the people who advocated for those laws isn’t out of the question.

They forgot the most important one

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:04, Friday, 20 April

10 Reasons To Own An AR-15

The reason: Because I can.

New place for gun videos

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:03, Friday, 20 April

$$$

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:02, Friday, 20 April

The PSH is strong with this one

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:01, Friday, 20 April

A stopped watch

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:58, Friday, 20 April

Is right twice per day*: Chuck Schumer wants to legalize marijuana.

* Unless it’s set to military time.

Gun Porn

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:57, Friday, 20 April

GHM9 Update Adds Hollow Points to the Menu

by Richard L. in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Friday, 20 April

Many shooters are aware that the B&T GHM9 was initially not feeding hollow points – as designed, it met the EU need of using strictly FMJ. However, B&T listened to the American market and user requests to resolve the issue have been met with a new update. The ability to feed hollow-points was particularly important […]

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Hoppe’s, the best known name in gun care products, announces the signing of Lena Miculek to Hoppe’s Sponsored Shooter Program. She will represent Hoppe’s at USPSA and 3 Gun competitions, as well as assess and develop new products. Miculek is a competitive shooter from Arkansas, who started shooting competitively at just 8 years old. Working […]

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Adjustable AR-15 Gas Block by Armanov of Slovenia

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Friday, 20 April

Armanov Adjustable AR-15 Gas Block (1)A couple of months ago, we reported about one of the reloading products made by this Slovenian company. Recently Armanov has released an adjustable gas block for AR-15 rifles. According to the company, before releasing this product to the market they have tested it for several weeks to make sure it works flawlessly and can be offered […]

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Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced that it has added a Target Model to it’s award-winning SW22 Victory line of pistols. Chambered in .22 LR, the new SW22 Victory Target Model pistol incorporates features designed for competitive target shooting, including target sights, custom target thumb rest grip, and polished feed ramp. Jan Mladek, General Manager […]

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Geeks Gadgets and Guns

by Weerd Beard in Weer'd World at 17:51, Friday, 20 April

Tonight I’ll be recording with the guys from Geeks Gadgets and Guns

They want to talk about Massachusetts Stupidity

And this Podcast Someguy does

And for those who are free to listen live you can find their facebook stream here.

Enjoy!

Cool story, bro

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 15:31, Friday, 20 April


Seen on Gab.ai.  All the cool kids hang out there.  It's like Twitter without all the censorship.

Slide Fire Shutdowns

by Travis Pike in Gun RSS Feed - Omaha Outdoors at 17:14, Friday, 20 April

If you’ve been looking to buy a bump stock, you better move fast. If you logged on to Slide Fire’s website you saw a message stating the following :

NOTICE
On Sunday, May 20, 2...

Yeti Coolers Caves

by Sebastian in Shall Not Be Questioned at 14:12, Friday, 20 April

From Marion Hammer:

DATE: April 20, 2018
TO: USF & NRA Member and Friends
FROM: Marion P. Hammer
USF Executive Director
NRA Past President

For years YETI Coolers have been a hot item for sportsmen at the Friends of NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction events around the country.

These Foundation events raise money to support youth programs and educational programs nationwide. The youth of America who benefit from these programs are the future hunters, hikers, fishermen/women, bikers, campers, wildlife photographers, mountain climbers, sportsmen/women and conservationists who will protect our natural resources and recreational lands.

Suddenly, without prior notice, YETI has declined to do business with The NRA Foundation saying they no longer wish to be an NRA vendor, and refused to say why. They will only say they will no longer sell products to The NRA Foundation. That certainly isn’t sportsmanlike. In fact, YETI should be ashamed. They have declined to continue helping America’s young people enjoy outdoor recreational activities. These activities enable them to...

13:55

A Time To Repent

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 13:30, Friday, 20 April

I am so tired of the holier-than-thou attitude of the left.  Erick Erickson pens a piece that Hot Air excerpts.
Donald Trump is the first leader in the history of the world who evangelicals think does not have to repent. Trump himself has said he never felt the need to ask God to forgive anything. The relationship is transactional and people of supposed faith have resorted to claims they should adopt the tactics of the left to win.
This pisses me off, especially when the anointed candidate of the other side is commonly known to be a tool of Satan.  Erickson has no moral authority to lecture anyone on what God requires.  He's just sad that Hillary didn't win.
Call me crazy, but when you have an all powerful, omnipotent, creator of the entire universe on your side, you should not have to rely on a slightly orange adulterer for protection from your enemies. But American evangelicals have traded the risen Lord for Balaam’s donkey.
Okay, Erick, you're crazy.  You don't recall that God used King David (...

Mixed Signals

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:35, Friday, 20 April

DOE: Students will be penalized for taking part in half-day gun protest [More]
But Ratman and the union goons said they could...

[Via Bluesgal]

Somebody Save Me

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:30, Friday, 20 April

Chloe? [More]

And Lana?

Is there anybody in Hollywood who is not a pervert?

Chambered for the straight-walled 450 Bushmaster cartridge, the new Savage 110 Wolverine offers both precision and power for deer, bears and hogs. Shipments of these firearms are currently being delivered to dealers. The 110 Wolverine’s AccuFit system lets you easily tailor the length-of-pull and comb height for a perfect fit, while its user-adjustable AccuTrigger offers […]

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Exhibition rifle drill is a relatively new sport, starting to becoming popular in the 1970s and 1980s among JROTC and ROTC drill competitions. Today it occupies a vast amount of programs across the United States and continues to expand every year from the High School to the collegiate and even professional level. In this episode we […]

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Happy 4/20 Day!

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 14:19, Friday, 20 April

Party on, Garth!  I recommend this to wet your whistle:


SweetWater 420 IPA, probably my favorite IPA.  It isn't pasteurized (maybe the reason I like it so much) so you might only see it in the south and the east coast.

Or you can kick back with Muddy Waters and have you some Champagne and Reefer.



Bootnote: I've never been one to partake of the evil weed, myself.  But I'm told that today isn't just Hitler's birthday, it's also a holiday.  Of sorts.  The kids tell me that.  I'...

Claire Wolfe’s Friday Roundup

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 13:40, Friday, 20 April

All the news that’s fit to Blog. Friday links – Living Freedom

One of the highlights:

Trayon White, the D.C. councilman who claimed Jews control the weather, went to the U.S. Holocaust Museum to prove he isn’t anti-Semitic. The visit did not go well.

Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 13:10, Friday, 20 April

Concealed Carry stops another robbery. Shots fired in thwarted robbery attempt – The Covington News

This all happened just past midnight on April 18th.

An NCSO spokesperson said the homeowner had just arrived home when he was approached by an unknown male suspect brandishing a handgun who demanded his property.

When the suspect raised his gun, the homeowner drew his own weapon and fired a shot.

The would-be bad-guy ran like a rabbit.

Self-defense is a human-right.

09:55

When Nanny Bloomberg turned his considerable wealth from banning Bladder Busters to banning firearms, groups like Moms Demand Action suddenly appear. I suppose they chose to call themselves Moms, because more accurate labels such as Bored Housewives for Gun Control, Alinskyites for Common Sense, and Do-Gooders for Your Own Good, just don’t have the same marketing cachet.

Gary Hetherington
April 19, 2018
Letter: Chicago’s lack of political will no reason to impose gun control on rest of Illinois
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]

Sherlock Holmes’ EDC Knife

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:05, Friday, 20 April

H. Clay Aalders, at the Truth About Knives, speculates on Sherlock Holmes choice of Every Day Carry knife.

A couple of weeks ago we shared a really awesome series of posts from IHearofSherlock.com. In them, the author derives a very convincing list of the Everyday Carry items carried by the iconic Detective, using clues from the texts as reference.

In the second installment of the series, the author focuses in on the knife which Holmes might have carried, and settled on a “Winfield Knife” from Thornhill of London.

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Enter Pursued By a Bear*

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 06:49, Friday, 20 April

* Antigonus in Winter’s Tale, Act III, Scene 3.

It is a standard hazard of life in Appalachia that, in mid-to-late April, Ursus Americanus, the native, killed-off-by-the-pioneers-but-returned-by-the-conservationists Black Bear wakes up hungry from his winter slumbers and embarks on a temporary annual reign of terror, leaving no bird feeders or garbage cans left outside safe.

It must have been a young, apprentice bear who showed up Tuesday night. He could not bend the pole reinforced-with-rebar that holds up two feeders, and he was also foiled by the stur...

Officers Down

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 07:00, Friday, 20 April

So, this asshole walks up to a window outside a restaurant where two Florida sheriff's deputies are eating lunch, and shoots them both

Both our heroes had simply sat down to eat while on duty. There was no crime in progress, no disturbance. The suspect appears to have walked to the front of the business and shot both men without warning. Two holes in the window are visible tonight.
Then, the shooter eats his own pistol.

This is senseless, but the Sheriff tries to make sense of it.
The Sheriff did say, “There’s so much I want to say and so much I shouldn’t say.” He continued, “We’re not going to make this a political issue other than the fact…What do you expect happens when you demonize law enforcement to the extent that it has been demonized, every type of hate, every type of put-down that you can think of.” He added, “The only thing these men were guilty of was wanting to protect you and me.”
 Rest in Peace, brothers.


The cultural subversives have some helpful tips on "How to Destroy an AR-15," but they neglected to detail how they intend to get their hands on the ones that aren't volunteered. [More]

[Via Roger J]


For North Carolina primary races... [More]

Extended Due to Glitch

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:33, Friday, 20 April


There's still time for the special offer from Oath Keepers... [More]

A Politician's Syllogism

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:17, Friday, 20 April


  1. We must do something
  2. This is something
  3. Therefore, we must do this [More]

The NeverEnding Story

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:07, Friday, 20 April


Border Patrol agents arrested a group of heavily armed Mexican nationals who illegally crossed the border into southern Arizona. The agents found three Mexican nationals who were carrying multiple weapons–including “assault-style firearms.” [More]
Any traceable to the "botched gun sting"?
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Insult to Injury

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:51, Friday, 20 April

Clayton School Board calls for 'sensible gun safety legislation' [More]
You know, like extended "gun-free zone" citizen disarmament and a police state monoply of violence.

[Via bondmen...

A Proven Formula

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:46, Friday, 20 April

It was their informant, Dan Day, who after infiltrating their militia, repeatedly urged the defendants not to let down the “cause” by backing out. He told them outright lies, like that ISIS was recruiting at a local library and that refugees were driving around in $40,000 cars, to keep their anger up. [More]
Stick one directed provocateur asset in the midst of some low-hanging fruit and presto! Headlines!

Hell, even if you get caught, no dumbed-down jury in the world will convict you.

[Via bondmen...
Revealed: Dream Democrat Agenda Includes Reparations - Behind closed doors, wealthy liberal donors plot universal healthcare, free college, and reparations [More]
"Free."

Opposite Day.

Besides, that doesn't go far enough. Nothing ever will.

[Via Florida Guy]   

We can all agree that AR-15s are bad machines and we don’t need them in this country. So just eliminate that.  [More]
And those of us who don't agree...?

Doesn't this potted plant have a catamite molester to equivocate about some more?

Comparative Shopping

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:35, Friday, 20 April

[Take Action] Gun Rights Will Take a Hit if Kevin McCarthy Becomes House Speaker...urge congressman to commit to vote against Kevin McCarthy for Speaker -- and to support Rep. Jim Jordan instead.   [More]
Yep. About that "single issue":

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Prose and Cons

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:22, Friday, 20 April

Some criminals in the Richmond, Virginia area are eligible for a writing class at Virginia Commonwealth University that seeks to deter crime and put low-level offenders on the right path. They write a few essays and avoid jail time. But in response to repeated requests from The College Fix on whether the 7-year-old program has been successful in reducing recidivism, neither the university nor the state government offered any evidence to that effect. [More]
Kill my landlord. Kill my landlord.

[Via Mich...

How'd This One Slip Through?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:16, Friday, 20 April

If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, we should look down upon Guevara, Castro, and Chavez for the crises they have brought upon humanity in the name of progressivism.  [More]
Amazing that this appears in a college paper. And my guess is "0" comments so far indicates the useful idiots can't think of a coherent rebuttal.  Which means the author should prepare for hate-filled personal attacks and demands to expel such heresy.

[Via Michael G]
...

Labor Under an Assumption

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:01, Friday, 20 April

And in a letter obtained by USA TODAY, Weingarten told Sloan on Thursday: "We can only assume that, in light of your silence and the NRA attacks, you have decided that the NRA business is more valuable to you than students and their educators are." [More]
And I can only assume a lot of things about Weingarten and the union.

[Via Jess]

HK XM-8: What Was it and Why? (With Larry Vickers)

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Friday, 20 April

Larry Vickers has the closest thing most any of us will ever have to a true XM-8 rifle, and has more than a little trigger time on the original XM-8 rifles. So, I asked him to explain what the rifle was and why it failed to become the new American service rifle. It’s a fascinating story that will give you a lot of insight into the state of rifle development over the last 20 years!

Chiappa 60th Anniversary Commemorative Lever Action Rifles (1)In celebration of the company’s 60th anniversary, Chiappa has released two engraved versions of their Winchester Model 1892 lever action rifles. The company was established in 1958 by  Ezechiele (Oscar) Chiappa and it is still a completely family-owned business. These commemorative lever action rifles are limited edition firearms. One of the rifles is made in […]

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“How can something so wrong, feel so right?” Every time I hear about an AR chambered in 7.62×39, these are the words that run through my head. Even though the combination should be blasphemy to combloc and freedom-loving shooters alike, the 7.62 AR15 combination is a fun and possibly inexpensive shooting setup. And here to […]

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A Gated Community

by Carl Bussjaeger in The Zelman Partisans at 06:54, Friday, 20 April

I’m at risk of turning this into my personal blog, so I really meant to cut back on posts.* But sometimes I see something that needs to be shared.

These are the people working to disarm America.

Because it worked so well in other places and times.

‘Stunning’: Holocaust Museum tour by lawmaker who said Jews control weather does not go well
The photo, taken in 1935, depicts a woman in a dark dress shuffling down a street in Norden, Germany. A large sign hangs from her neck: “I am a German girl and allowed myself to be defiled by a Jew.” She is surrounded by Nazi storm troopers.

D.C. Council member Trayon White Sr. (D-Ward 8) studied the image. “Are they protecting her?”

Lynn Williams, an expert on educational programs at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and White’s tour guide for the day, stared at the photo.

“No,” she said. “They’re marching her through.”...

Blogroll update

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 06:17, Friday, 20 April

A long time buddy has started a blog, Minds Of A Feather.  Blogrolled.  Go check him out.

who made a real difference in a lot of lives by testifying

Also to be remembered are the prosecutors who went after him for doing so; them so their disgusting acts will not be forgotten.

Everybody Complains About the Weather

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:11, Friday, 20 April

Especially when April is still seeing a fair amount of snow. (I blame Global Warming.)

From Massachusetts In some parts of Mass., an inch of snow in mid-April

And Pennsylvania More snow? In some parts of Pa., it’s possible | PennLive.com

Chicago has had (is having) a brutal winter More spring snow in Chicago, and forecasters call April’s start among coldest in 130 years – Chicago Tribune

Cleveland Cold, snow and wind, oh my! Winter is back in Cleveland Thursday: Weather forecast | cleveland.com

Milwaukee provides some great photos of a record-breaking snow that covered the area. ...

Concealed Carry Stops Armed Robbery

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:56, Friday, 20 April

...

In recent weeks, pressure from anti-gun groups has prompted banks such as Bank of America and Citigroup as well as asset management companies like BlackRock to take st...

05:55

My grandparent set up a mutual fund for me back in 1980.  They were conservative investors and while they themselves hadn't lost their shirts in the Crash of 29, it was only because they were 23 years old and hadn't socked money away to lose yet.  The the mutual fund was a conservative one.

They figured that was better than giving us grandkids a $25 savings bond.

Every birthday and Christmas they'd tick a bit more in it.

Eventually it was about $4000 when they stopped adding to the pile when I graduated college.  Probably less.

Now it is worth considerably more.  Like 17 grand,  Compound interest and all, and me not touching it.

There's the thing.  The state knows about it because of my state taxes.  And they inform all investment houses, "Hey, if someone like T-Bolt doesn't touch his nest egg, adding or subtracting, for 3 years, you have to tell Annapolis that, investment house.  What if Mr. Bolt dies?  Then that money could be just abandoneded!  And we want it to spend on stuff.  So give it up if he doesn't pipe up in time."

Why, I oughta...

I caught...

Spontaneous

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 03:00, Friday, 20 April

Heh!  From the puppy blender.

Spontaneous, my ass!

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BU300293
BU300293
$399.00

Burris, Signature HD Binoculars, 10X42mm, Matte Finish

 

BU201080
BU201080
$1,249.00

Burr...

It's Already Taken

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:50, Friday, 20 April

“Never Again”? Really, dude? [More]
Hey, they do wear armbands after all.

And here we thought "progressives" were against "cultural appropriation."

Is it too late to change the title to "Unser Kampf"?

Speaking of which, ol' Chesky here doesn't seem to have learned a thing.

[Via ...
“Whenever someone calls you a d**k or whatever,” Hogg responded, “just say ‘I love you,’ honestly.” [More]
Is that before or after you call them baby killers and a bitches, and try to economically ruin and disarm them?

Southern Poverty Law Center Quietly Deleted List of ‘Anti-Muslim’ Extremists After Legal Threat [More]
So Opposite Day "progressive" warriors are, at heart, cowards when people who aren't afraid of them fight back...?

[Via Michael G]

The father of Imran Awan — an IT aide to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz who investigators concluded made “unauthorized access” to House servers — transferred a USB drive to a Pakistani senator and former head of a Pakistani intelligence agency, the father’s ex-business partner, Rashid Minhas, alleged. [More]
Rigorous!

“Yes, I’m running as a socialist,” Mr. Bynum said. [More]
DSA, eh?

Are you sleeping?

Oh, look who he made excuses for.

Weekend Knowledge Dump- April 20, 2018

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 04:10, Friday, 20 April

Knowledge to make your life better.  If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.

 

Concealed Carry: 10 Pieces Of Gear To Avoid Like The Devil

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SW22 Victory pistol features Target Sights, Target Grips Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced that it has added a Target Model to its award-winning SW22 Victory line of pistols. Chambered in .22 LR, the new SW22 Victory Target Model pistol incorporates features designed for competitive target shooting, including target sights, custom target thumb rest grip, […]

POTD: Dynamic Munitions – Veteran Owned and Operated

by Adam Scepaniak in The Firearm Blog at 05:00, Friday, 20 April

Dynamic MunitionsFor this segment of Photo-of-the-Day (POTD) we take a look at a veteran owned and operated company dubbed Dynamic Munitions. Based out of the glorious state of Texas, they specialize in ammunition and AR-15s. Their AR-15 rifles and pistols are chambered in .223/5.56, .308 or 6.5 Creedmoor. They pride themselves by using billet lower and […]

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The US Marine Corps are working with the US Army to find a replacement for the 5.56x45mm ammunition currently available. The Army, has for some time been arguing that even the 5.56x45mm Enhanced Performance Round is insufficient to combat emerging threats. The Marine Corps, however, have not voiced the same concerns, indeed they even recently […]

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JMAC Customs Gets ‘Loud And Flashy”

by Pete in The Firearm Blog at 04:00, Friday, 20 April

Loud and flashy JMAC CustomsIf you spend any time on firearms-focused social media channels, it is easy to spot those who are going through the motions just for the business and those who truly enjoy their work. Justin and Ashley McMillion of JMac Customs definitely fall into the later category and their newest product is a perfect example of their pure […]

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All the facts and figures behind recreational angling’s most amazing catches are now available in the 2018 edition of IGFA World Record Game Fishes published by The International Game Fish Association.

IGFA World Record Game Fishes is the world’s definitive publication of recreational angling records. The 2018 edition includes comprehensive information on all freshwater, saltwater and fly-fishing world records for all-tackle, line classes and length-based catch and release records, including new world records set in the last year. In addition, the publication features a wide variety of unique content like Ten Fishing Tips & Techniques from IGFA Hall of Famer Bill Dance, tales of angler achievement like the Billfish Royal Slam on the Fly and stories around important conservation topics, including one titled Swor...

Will you have a recreational boat located in a hurricane zone as of June 1? According to recently released predictions by experts at Colorado State University, the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season could be a doozy. If your boat may be in the crosshairs of one of the 14 tropical storms or seven hurricanes predicted, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) recommends that boat owners check their boat insurance policy now for these six most important things to know.

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Spring Cleaning

by Tam in View From The Porch at 05:45, Friday, 20 April

In order to raise funds for a couple of projects, I'm finally getting around to a little bit of spring cleaning.

The first order of business is making an eBay listing for a little box I've had sitting in a corner for a year now. It's a package deal with a Crimson Trace Lasergrip and Lightguard for a Glock, and a pair of Dark Star Gear kydex IWB holsters that'll fit a Glock 19/23/32 with the CTC Lightguard mounted.


There'll be some Gunbroker listings in the near future, too...
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The Latest Sanctuary County

by ASM826 in Borepatch at 04:00, Friday, 20 April

Effingham County Illinois has become the latest sanctuary in the nationwide movement of local governments standing up to State and federal governments and refusing to enforce laws that the locals think are wrong or unconstitutional.

By an 8-1 vote, the Effingham County Council voted to declare their county a sanctuary for gun owners and to direct county employees to not enforce any gun control laws that they felt violated the 2nd Amendment.

“The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.”
--Alexander Hamilton


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Then and Now

by Carl Bussjaeger in The Zelman Partisans at 00:00, Friday, 20 April

According to my various newsfeeds, students across the country plan to skip school again today to shamelessly dance in 19 year-old Columbine blood to demand more gun control. After all, it’s been nearly twenty years and we still haven’t stopped school shootings.

Let’s look at what they want:

Raise firearms purchase age limit to 21.
The Columbine shooters obtained their firearms unlawfully, through a combination of straw purchases and illegal sales to 17yos.

They broke age limit laws.

“Assault weapon ban.
The Columbine shooters only had one “assault weapon” (TEC-9; illegally obtained: see above) and that was smack in the middle of the 1994-2004 federal “assault weapon ban.

That one didn’t work.

Universal background checks.
See above, re: illegal and straw purchases.

They broke laws to get around background checks.

“High capacity” magazine ban.
The Columbine shooters used a carbine with 10-round magazines, a pump-action shotgun (illegally sawed-off), a double-barrel shotgun (illegally sawed-off, and just try to jam ...

Vape And Poor Trigger Discipline

by ENDO-Mike in Everyday No Days Off – Gun Blog at 00:08, Friday, 20 April

Uggggggggh x2:

...

Colion Noir On Joe Rogan Podcast

by ENDO-Mike in Everyday No Days Off – Gun Blog at 00:00, Friday, 20 April

2 hours, but good so far:

I’m listening to this right now.  Good stuff.  The conversation is progressing as I expected it to.  Rolex Submariner looking one hunnid.

I figured more than a few of you guys would want to watch this if you haven&#8217...

Thursday, 19 April

22:55

Today was the official first day of onsite prep for Boomershoot 2018. But we left home yesterday with a full load in my vehicle:

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We arrived on site late yesterday afternoon and quickly established that the fields are muddy:

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Ohio Politicians are as ignorant as Oregon Politicians (and that's saying something), when it comes to "Gun Control Laws".
 
Under the bill, an “assault weapon” is an automatic firearm or semi-automatic firearm capable of accepting a detachable magazine with the capacity of accepting ten or more cartridges and a semi-automatic firearm with a fixed magazine with the capacity of accepting ten or more cartridges. 


This is why firearms owners hold politicians in such scorn disdain;
Elected officials feel the need to "do something" about the gun control problem, and anything they propose is either illogical, impossible, or inane.

Take  Kel-Tec .380 semi-automatic pistol.  It is ...

I ran across this blog article (written a year ago), and after consideration I think the author has so thoroughly "done his homework" that nothing I can say would amount to anything more than Gilding the Lily.

Nobody wants to take your guns? – The Writer in Black:

Whenever I, or others, object to “registration” or bans on transfers, or other forms of “gun control” and firearms restrictions as steps toward an eventual complete prohibition and the confiscation that such would necessarily entail, we get told we’re paranoid and “nobody wants to take your guns.” Well, perhaps we should consider these “nobodies” ...
Take a few minutes. RTWT     (Read The Whole Thing)

Then read this.

Happy 70th Birthday Israel!

by Sheila Stokes-Begley in The Zelman Partisans at 22:22, Thursday, 19 April

Today is Yom HaAtzmaut, Israeli Independence Day. And she is 70 years old. Doesn’t she look beautiful for 70?

Pre-state Israel

Acco Prison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A little movie

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4/19/18

by Tam in View From The Porch at 20:30, Thursday, 19 April

Well, Patriot's Day passed without anybody doing anything to add a further anniversary to 4/19, for good or ill.

It was a slow day here at VFTP. I managed to get to the range, though...

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Waiting for the predator.

in Oleg Volk at 21:04, Thursday, 19 April

Originally published at VolkStudio Blog. You can comment here or there.

Certain creatures like my friend’s fowl as food. Certain friends prefer those creatures as pelts. Frontier model 22WMR with a 24″ barrel works well for the task.

 

A quiet parking lot in the woods

in Oleg Volk at 19:14, Thursday, 19 April

Originally published at VolkStudio Blog. You can comment here or there.

18:55

As distinguished from disgusting or perverse:

Sell your rabbits quickly online

The reason was the 10th anniversary of the DC v. Heller decision.   Hope to have video of it at some point.   I always feel like I am making a fool of myself because of my voice problems, bitte I am tools that it was not a problem.

Southern Illinois is actually a pretty nice place,  but within 1 lightyear of Chicago is still too close.

Thursday Night Music

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 17:06, Thursday, 19 April

Supper

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 16:04, Thursday, 19 April

Belle is at the funeral home, to pay respects to a lady she once worked with, so I'm on my own hook for supper.

The doctor has me on a no-white-stuff diet, and I"m trying to be a good boy, so on the way home this afternoon, I stopped at the grocers, got a pound of good sausage, some frozen mixed veggies, and some shredded cabbage (cole slaw mix).

I got home, and piddled in the shop for an hour or so, then came inside to concoct a meal.

I cut up half of the pound of sausage into rounds, then put them in a black skillet and browned them.

Dropped in a handful of mixed veggies and let that saute in the fat from the sausage.  Then I put in half the bag of  cabbage, and added water to let it simmer for about 10 minutes.

Patriotic Musings

by D.W. Drang in The Clue Meter at 18:33, Thursday, 19 April

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
   Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood
   And fired the shot heard round the world.*

April 19th, 2018, marks the 243rd Anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts,as well as the long retreat of the Redcoats along battle Road back to (perceived) safety in Boston.
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AR-15 Coupling Magazines by CROSS Industries

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Thursday, 19 April

AR-15 Coupling Magazines by CROSS Industries (3)A company called CROSS Industries makes 10 round AR-15 magazines with a specially designed floorplate that allows to couple the magazines by attaching the floorplates together. The result is an assembly consisting of two 10 round magazines attached together upside down with overall dimensions similar to a standard 30-round magazine. The floorplates of these magazines […]

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M27s at USMCs ISMT IIIAt the 2018 Sea Air Space expo, April 9th – 11th 2018, the Marine Corps Systems Command showcased their latest version of the Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer. The Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer III now has wireless connectivity for three more of the Marine Corps’ weapons: the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle, M32A1 Multi-Shot Grenade Launcher and M72 Light Anti-Tank […]

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TFB REVIEW: Sig Sauer P365 Pistol

by Pete in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Thursday, 19 April

Sig Sauer P365As our regular readers like remind me, I am a staunch supporter of Austrian polymer firearms. I believe the term is “fanboy”, although I happen to think that term is a bit derogatory – “fan stud” is more appropriate. On top of my previous preference of pistols, TFB allows writers access to a wide variety […]

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After field trials and subsequent purchasing of the “Trichy” Assault Rifle (TAR) by the Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), it is being reported that other Indian Law Enforcement entities are taking an interest in the rifle as well. The 7.62x39mm TAR rifle was initially introduced almost a decade ago but appeared to have seen little […]

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Parks are yours to enjoy all year long and for a stretch of days each April, National Park Week offers national park visitors special programming and events to enjoy. This year’s theme is “Park Stars,” and there’s no better way to join in the fun than reaching “Park-loving Superstar” status. Below are a few stellar ways to support our national parks during the week-long celebrations from April 21 through April 29.

npw-website-hero-cropped-arches-istock-809286324 National Park Week

 

How can you take advantage of the...

About that Cadet,

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 18:04, Thursday, 19 April

here's what it looks like

42" long, weighs about 6.25 pounds, very light, and well-balanced.  If there were any question about what country it came from,
that should take care of it.  Also ...

Photo Credit: The Firearm Blog

Hot on the heels of being selected by the US Marine Corps, the Navy, and Air Force the Sig Sauer P320 has landed a major foreig...

14:55

tiedown1
I’ve kept it in the Jeep’s gear bag, reasoning that if a need arose for a length of really kickass rope it would likely happen around the Jeep. But no need sufficiently urgent appeared, and I certainly wasn’t going to use it up in little slices for mundane uses. That’s what cheap hardware store rope is for, and this is a really nice piece of rope.

Last night it occurred to me, a sufficiently important use had emerged to cut a piece off that coil.

tiedown2
…keeping Big Brother (and me, of course, since it’s not a one-time use) from breaking our geriatric backs falling off a tumbling ladder.

...

Sorry, I had this all ready to go first thing this morning but my connection went away. Then we’ve been busy till now.

But yeah: The last windstorm (peak gusts 63 mph, which is a respectable gale) did the last of the bad thing to the camo netting on the chickens’ top cover.

camo1
Fortunately, a Generous Reader sent me a big section of new camo netting, and in the very nick of time.

camo2
So the part that needs good shade still has it. And thanks very much!

Actually I’m thinking seriously of retiring the Fortress of Attitude as a chicken yard and converting it into a dog kennel. LB’s urinary problems have returne...

Patriot Day

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 14:31, Thursday, 19 April

The Old North Bridge, in 2287.

Bump stock stuff

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:50, Thursday, 19 April

Final Comments On Bump Stock Device Rulemaking, Federal Register Number 2018-06292

Slidefire is apparently concerned as their website says:

ALL SALES FINAL On Sunday, May 20, 2018 at midnight CDT, Slide Fire will cease taking orders for its products and shut down its website. Orders placed prior to May 20th, 2018 will all be processed and shipped. We thank you for your support.

Gun Porn

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:48, Thursday, 19 April

Hilarity Exactly what you'd expect breaks out:

On Saturday almost 1,500 motorcyclists gathered in Aix-en-Provence in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, protesting against the speed limit of 80 kmh [50mph]. Around 5 pm one of the drivers, irritated by the blockage of the road by the demonstration, couldn’t stand it any more and, swinging a knife through the open window, he plowed his car into the rallying motorcyclists. Some of the witnesses testified that he was shouting “Allahu Akhbar”.
Ah, France.  Blocking roads has become an art form.  Or an entertainment.  Or both.
Two of the motorcyclists were wounded: one in the hand and the other in the arm. Both were hospitalized. However, the angry crowd turned on the car, and with the help of helmets and rocks they began to destroy it. The driver and the passengers, however, managed to break free and avoid lynching.
It may be France, but these are bikers.  Click through to enjoy the video of, well, bikers reacti...

Gaming and government

by tpolnathan in The Price of Liberty at 12:19, Thursday, 19 April

By Nathan Barton

As the final episodes of Game of Thrones are being anticipated, it is fun to look at the way gaming has impacted our view of government today.  (And by gaming, I do not use it in the South Dakota manner of “gambling” at all the little “casinos” which dot the state (the places in Deadwood are “gambling houses”) and bring in all kinds of money – that is a subject for another commentary.)

War games and role-playing games long predate our current computer and internet based gaming. Indeed, some of the earliest are beloved family games: Monopoly, Risk, and The Game of Life come to mind. But the complexity and elaborate nature exploded in the 1970s and 1980s.

They became “popular” (at least to geeks and a small community of interesting people) back in the 1970s: Strategic Simulations Inc. and Avalon Hill for wargaming, and Tactical Studies Rules (TSR) for Dungeons and Dragons, the first well-known role playing game. 

Huge numbers of competitors and hobbyists sprang up over the next decade.  Wargames, usually known by their German name “Kreigspeil”...

Reality Has a Funny Way of Dealing With Propaganda

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 13:39, Thursday, 19 April

Sweden in general, and the government in particular, isn’t too keen on recognizing the truth. But you can’t hide from reality. Sweden’s violent reality is undoing a peaceful self-image – POLITICO

In a period of two weeks earlier this year, five explosions took place in the country. It’s not unusual these days — Swedes have grown accustomed to headlines of violent crime, witness intimidation and gangland executions. In a country long renowned for its safety, voters cite “law and order” as the most important issue ahead of the general election in September.

Even discussing the issues is hard because of social taboo. The police complain that the foreign press “makes it seem like crime is out of control.” This is after a hand grenade attack on a police office, and a police car destroyed by explosion. (Sounds out of control to me.)

Where violent crime was once rare, shootings are now so commonplace they no longer make top headlines.

The government isn’t just trying to...

11:55

19 April 1775

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 08:20, Thursday, 19 April

“Stand your ground; don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”Captain John Parker.

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood
And fired the shot heard round the world.

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hannes Wessels is angry that his teenage daughters are being indoctrinated with the Left’s Victimology approach to History. So angry that he produced a rant full of denied, ignored, and absolutely unspeakable truths.

That “truth” goes right to the core of busting the myth about colonialism being a blight on the continent [of Africa] and the independence that followed being a blessing, when in fact, the very converse is true. That would be made embarrassingly obvious if the countries of Europe and North America were to make it known that they were bac...

Oldest American Domestic Dogs

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:55, Thursday, 19 April

Science News reports recent analysis proves dogs have lived with humans in North America longer than previously supposed and that the genetics of some dogs kept by early inhabitants of North America have not survived to the present day.

A trio of dogs buried at two ancient human sites in Illinois lived around 10,000 years ago, making them the oldest known domesticated canines in the Americas.

Radiocarbon dating of the dogs’ bones shows they were 1,500 years older than thoug...

Who’s Stupid?

by Kit Perez in The Patrick Henry Society at 08:04, Thursday, 19 April

I consistently hear people in the So-Called Patriot Movement(tm) talking about how stupid the feds are. Well, as this story proves yet again, those stupid feds keep getting people with the same old schtick. Every time. The same freaking thing. So who’s really stupid here?

Note the all-too-familiar formula:

1) All about the Facebook postings.

2) Someone magically shows up, agrees with everything they say, and oh, look, he can help with your plan (or he HAS a plan).

3) The media is right there to twist it all up and make it sound even better. To be fair, these three didn’t exactly need that. They did a great job all on their own.

Although I think the postings themselves are mostly pretty tame for the most part, the point (once again), is that Facebook is not safe. Not your pages, not your timelines, not your messages, nothing.

Also: Mr. “Hey I’m New But I Can Help With Your Big Plan” should have been kicked to...

Midnight Mugging

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:58, Thursday, 19 April


[More]
Former NYPD Sgt. David Villanueva, a longtime supervisor in the department’s License Division, testified Tuesday that he accepted greenbacks and goodies from Former Assistant Brooklyn District Attorney John Chambers and other gun expediters, to speed up the permitting process. Villanueva — who in February 2017 pleaded guilty to accepting illicit gifts — took the stand against Chambers in Manhattan Federal Court, where the self-described “top firearms licensing attorney in New York” is now on trial facing bribery charges. [More]
Or as I recall from the old NatLamp "Radio Dinner" album:
"So take a tip from a cop who does."
So one of these corrupt bastards would have arrested you for having a gun and the other would have prosecuted you?

I swear, sometimes I think the Romans were on to something with public crucifixion for certain crimes.

One Last Stab in the Back

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:42, Thursday, 19 April

Paul Ryan’s Parting Gift To America: Amnesty For Illegal Aliens [More]
You wanna know why elephants are dying off?

[Via Felix B]

...
The Deschutes County sheriff would decide whether any local, state or federal gun law is unconstitutional under the measure’s broader interpretations of those rights. And if the sheriff thinks a law is unconstitutional, the measure would forbid the county from enforcing it. Individual violations could result in a fine of up to $2,000. [More]
Do you really want to give that kind of power to one man?

Firearms News 2A Roundup

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:55, Thursday, 19 April


WarOnGuns regulars know about my growing list of columns there. Here are some recent RKBA articles by other contributors I want to call to your attention:

Midnight Revelation

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:08, Thursday, 19 April



I guess this midnight was 11 hours ago, and now we have until midnight on the 28th to watch.  [More]


This is a project I did several years ago that I’ve written about a few times over the years–I resurrect it from time to time because I believe it makes a good statement of defiance, plus most of you have probably never seen it. [More]
One good way to celebrate Patriots' Day is to put gun-grabbers on the spot to promote your message of defiance.

The Elephants' Graveyard

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 15:49, Thursday, 19 April


GOP House members lack insulation: They will crawl out from the smoking rubble of a 40- to 50-seat pounding to find they have lost their majority. [More]
If they do, they'll have only their fecklessness to blame.

Assuming this guy's crystal ball works better than most, I wonder how many who lose will  be those who stood by the stated principles that put Trump in power, as opposed to those who mouthed platitudes while selling out the core.

And I...

I am humbled and excited to have been invited to join The Maven, a confederation of independent bloggers, journalists, activists, and subject matter experts spanning across the spectrum of topics. It is a group assembled as a bloc to help ensure and support open free speech on the internet, and to attempt to bring back alternatives to the walled gardens of social media that have formed online in recent years. The assault on open speech comes not from political prejudice, but rather from a corporate infantilization of media; an attempt to force all content to be so bland and non-threatening as to not possible perturb anyone. From firearms to social commentary to political activism to health, The Maven hosts independent publishers who have poured their lives into subjects they are truly passionate about.

For most of its members, Maven’s greatest value is offering a way to gain advertising income by offering access to audiences who are engaged with truly high quality content – and this c...

Will the World Cup 2018 create a Russian Ammo Shortage?…

by Adam Scepaniak in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Thursday, 19 April

World CupWill the World Cup 2018 being held in Russia create a TulAmmo shortage in the United States?… Potentially, yes, comrade! If any of our TFB audience is Russian, they may have already known of or read an excerpt that we are about to present. A Russian publication called “The Russian Newspaper” (dead serious… this is […]

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MKU & Thales Team Up for Indian CQB Rifle

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 10:00, Thursday, 19 April

MKU Ltd. and Thales have announced that they will work together to enter India’s Close Quarter Battle Rifle trials. The announcement came on the 10th April, at Defexpo 2018, as the two companies signed two memorandums of understanding (MoU) for strategic co-operation. The agreement covers the development of a carbine version of the F90, known as the F90CQB, […]

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Dick's Sporting Goods: they hate you

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 09:50, Thursday, 19 April

George finds that they haven't just stopped selling AR pattern rifles, but that they've destroyed their existing stock.

They've decided that they don't want customers like us.  Duly noted.


that has knuckled under to a bunch of leftists threatening violence.  And doesn't have the balls to publicly say so.
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Because the residents pose no threat. CWB Chicago: Boystown: Brazen Burglars Bust Into Two Occupied Apartments On Halsted Street

And while Chicago is no longer a defenseless-victim-zone by way of the law, most residents of Wrigleyville and Boystown are disarmed because they are too liberal to believe in guns.

07:55

Quote of the day—Lyle

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:00, Thursday, 19 April

It won’t happen all at once of course, but progressively. It’s already in progress. Eventually, everyone who dissents against the coercive state will be deemed “mentally unfit”. We’ve seen these kinds of things before, so there’s no need for speculation.

It is all in play right now, protected by our normalcy bias and our incredulity.

In case you still wonder how things have gone so far into the gutter of destruction and mass death in other countries throughout history; this is exactly how, we’re living it, so wonder no more.

Lyle
April 17, 2018
Comment to Quote of the day—Stonekettle @Stonekettle regarding mental fitness requirements to own a firearm.
[Yes. It would seem we are living on a path to oppression. They want us dead and they are working the mobs into a frenzy. The mobs will give the politician the politic...

We shall deal here with humble things, things not usually granted earnest consideration, or at least not valued for their historical import. But no more in history than in painting is it the impressiveness of the subject that matters. The sun is mirrored even in a coffee spoon. . . .modest things of daily life, they accumulate into forces acting upon whoever moves within the orbit of our civilization
.— Sigfried Giedion, Mechanization Takes Command (1948)

This winter, and even into spring saw storms that had the city and most of the surrounding small towns come to a grinding halt.  Wind chills in the minus 20's and heavy, drifting and blowing snow resulted in a suspension of trav...

On This Day

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 07:00, Thursday, 19 April

On this day in 1775, the British moved toward the villages of Lexington and Concord,  They were trying to trying to capture military stores, ie; muskets, powder, balls, or cannon.  We cal it a battle, but it was really only a skirmish, or a brushing engagement.

The colonists had been forewarned by Paul Revere and other riders.Captain John Parker put his militia company on the town square.  His move was calculated for maximum advantage.  He neither blocked the road to Concord, nor tried to stop the British advance.  He was a "show of foce", to let the British know that colonial militia was present, and watching.  He told his men, "Stand your ground; don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here."  In the resulting engagement, eight colonists were killed. 

The British continued to Concord to continue to search for military supplies.  On the return trip, they were harassed by hundreds of militia who had gathered, hearing of the engagement in Lexington. 

This was, of course, the year b...

The Stroke of Midnight

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:40, Thursday, 19 April


Cinderella wasn't watching the clock and is in a hurry. [View]

Here's why.

And the Devil Smiled

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:33, Thursday, 19 April

Todd Starnes shares his assessment of cultural degradation. [Watch]

Let the Alinsky Rule 5 ridicule commence!

[Via Andrew S]

The local CA26 representative does not need to worry about the gun owners in her district because she is insulated by having a large population of illegals who vote to preserve their state and local benefits and to avoid deportation. [More]
Absolutely and without a doubt.

Now name ONE state "gun rights" group that has made illegal immigration and "pathway to citizenship" amnesty a fundamental part of their messaging and political grading, as opposed to ignoring it or dismissing it with the fraudulent "single issue" excuse.

Ditto and especially for NRA, which sets the tone for the others.

For that matter, where the hell are most "gun bloggers"?

Why would anyone send money to a group that denies this, thereby abetting the ongoing political and "legal" subversion and...

The Party of the People

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:02, Thursday, 19 April

Supporters of Boulder's proposed ban on assault weapons, bump stocks and high-capacity magazines are imploring the City Council not to put the proposal to a public vote in November, and rather to pass the ban at the council level as soon as possible. [More]
No one thought Opposite Day "progressives" actually believe in "democracy" when it doesn't suit their purposes and rule can better be established by diktat, did they...?

[Via cydl]

The Last Word

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:55, Thursday, 19 April

Final Comments On Bump Stock Device Rulemaking... [More]
Herschel notes political decisions don't have to concern themselves with mere reality.

Dial 911 and Die

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:48, Thursday, 19 April

She was accused of “systematically” hanging up the phone "thousands" of times when people were seeking emergency assistance in the Houston area. [More]
When seconds count, the police won't even know about it.

[Via Felix B...

For the Children

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:39, Thursday, 19 April

Three gun-rights organizations filed suit against the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services over its requirement that bans home day-care operators from keeping guns in their home. [More]
The "rationale" behind such an edict would need to be applied to all homes with children in order to be "logically" consistent -- which, of course, will be an incremental goal when the time is right.

Once you cross a property line, everything changes. If having guns cannot be permitted there, it cannot be permitted anywhere. That's the "thought" behind "gun-free zones."

[Via Jess]

An Open Invitation

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:06, Thursday, 19 April

No teachers will be armed at the Clayton School District.  The ruling comes after members at a recent Board of Education meeting unanimously opposed it. [More]
Yet if anyone evil takes advantage of that, it will be the NRA that has blood on its hands?

[Via bondmen]
...

We're Number One!

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:03, Thursday, 19 April

Missouri yet again has highest black homicide rate [More]
We clearly need more "commonsense gun safety laws" that only the law-abiding will obey.

[Via bondmen]

Independence police shot a man on Jan. 30 but won't say who he was or when he died [More]
Because... then you'd know...

[Via bondmen]

Sharp acknowledged that he, Lynde and his now ex-wife had sex together. [More]
A spate...?

At least giving his precious bodily fluid receptacle lucrative perks on the taxpayers' dime explains why he prioritized maximizing permit extortion money over the right of the people to bear arms.

[Via Steve T] ...

Don't Tell Sadiq Khan

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 15:52, Thursday, 19 April

Video shows monk seal pup playing with knife [More]
There's no excuse for that!

And I just thought of something: If there really is NO excuse, if there's NEVER a reason, and if anyone who does will be caught and feel the full force of the law, is he prepared to take religion-commanded kirpans from and punish London's "large Sikh population"?

And that calls to mind our own "knife control" laws, and the attendant religious preference discrimination against the rest of us in spite of a crystal clear "make no law respect...

Free Books- Part 152

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 03:54, Thursday, 19 April

 

 

Amazon has a tremendous number of FREE ebooks on their website.  On average, you can find approximately 11,000 free kindle books on Amazon’s site every day!  These books can be downloaded to a Kindle reader or a free App on your phone or personal computer.  Even if you don’t have a Kindle, you can download a free Kindle reader for your computer or phone HERE.   If you would like a free 30-day trial of Kindle Unlimited (unlimited reading for a low monthly fee), click on the box below.

 

Here are a few free books that I think my readers might enjoy. Check these out:

 

One caution….

...

New Updated L85A3 Offically Enters Service

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 07:00, Thursday, 19 April

On the 11th April, the British Ministry of Defence announced the official adoption of the newly updated L85A3. I covered this several weeks ago, discussing in-depth the changes made to the rifles, but the Press Release offers some new details. The SA80 or L85 is being upgraded to a new specification designated the A3, as […]

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The post ...

Damien Spleeters of Conflict Armament Research recently posted this photograph on his Twitter feed of a 7.62x39mm Chinese Type 81 LMG that was recovered among an entire cache of Type 81s after the battle for Mosul. We had some Easter eggs in the @conflictarm ISIS report (http://www.conflictarm.com/download-file/?report_id=2568&file_id=2574 …). Stuff we keep investigating. Here’s one: We documented […]

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BREAKING: Slide Fire Shutting Down Production

by Rachel Y in The Firearm Blog at 05:58, Thursday, 19 April

Slide fire shutting downSlide Fire Solutions and it’s president Jeremiah Cottle, owner of the only approved patent for bump stocks, announced on Tuesday that it would cease production. A notice on the Slide Fire website reads: On Sunday May 20, 2018 at midnight CST, Slide Fire will cease taking orders for its products and shut down its website. […]

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21,917 student athletes representing 804 high school teams are taking part in high school clay target leagues affiliated with the USA High School Clay Target League (USAHSCTL) this spring. The League is the largest high school clay target shooting sport program in the nation, with almost 26,000 students participating in League programs during the 2017-18 […]

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Speer is happy to announce it will offer new calibers of Grand Slam hunting rifle bullets for reloaders. The already expansive line now includes a 140-grain 6.5mm, 100-grain 243 cal. and 120-grain 257 cal. Shipments are being delivered to dealers. With a tapered, precision-drawn jacket and a long nose, Grand Slam is engineered to blow […]

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Cleaning a shotgun. It’s really pretty simple, and knowing how to break down and wipe down your gun is a skill not to be undervalued.  

Jagemann stamping Sporting group making just the best magazines, gun components and brass sin 1946 with the best people and technology.

Not a soccer Mom is sponsored by Jagemann Sporting Group

Reign in your potential to become a circus show – keep your guns clean.

Gather your supplies. I use a spray cleaner, like contact cleaner, rags or paper towels, a small punch, AP brush, 12-gauge bore snake or cleaning rod, and Q-tips for the tight spots. Oh, and grab your manual in case you need to check disassembly steps.

...

Food for thought

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 06:39, Thursday, 19 April

— Sal the Agorist (@SallyMayweather) April 19, 2018



It's Not Just What And When, It's Why

by ASM826 in Borepatch at 05:31, Thursday, 19 April

Today is Patriot's Day 2018.

Concord Hymn

Sung at the Completion of the Battle Monument, July 4, 1837
By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
   Their flag to April...

[Ed: Our correspondent, Dr. Janis Chester, offered to share a couple of letters she’s written in her mission to support gun rights in Delaware. First is her letter to the editor of the Cape Gazette, published April 2. Below that you’ll find her letter to her state representative, Sean Lynn from March 20. She knows […]

one of the things they're not reporting on:
The House Office of Inspector General charged in Sept. 30, 2016 that data was being funneled off the House network by the Awans as recently as September 2016 — shortly before the presidential election. 

Nearly Imran’s entire immediate family was on the House payroll working as IT aides to one-fifth of House Democrats, and he began working for the House in 2004. The inspector general, Michael Ptasienski, testified this month that “system administrators hold the ‘keys to the kingdom’ meaning they can create accounts, grant access, view, download, update, or delete almost any electronic information within an office. Because of this high-level access, a rogue system administrator could inflict considerable damage.”
For some reason this isn't 'newsworthy'; gee, I wonder why...

I Wish Reporters Knew Something About Engineering

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:29, Thursday, 19 April

Actually that is one of a very long list of things that I wish reporters knew about.

I would like to have some real information about what happened to the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737, aside from the 2 words, “metal fatigue” in relation to a fan blade. But most stories don’t even mention the First Officer of Flight 1380 by name – His name is Darren Ellisor. The Captain on the flight was Captain Tammie Jo Shults, but you probably already knew that.

I want to say that high-bypass turbofan blades are replaced regularly, but I’m actually not sure if that is true, or how it is handled for a CFM engine. I do know that on at least some engines the blades are replaced during an engine overhaul. (I don’t remember if the fan blades replaced or if only compressor and/or turbine blades are replaced.) Overhauls happen regularly according to FAA dictated schedules, or if problems are discovered.

Tam has an interesting take on the fact that most people are oblivious to the dangers that surround them in everyday life. Forget about the dangers involved in sealin...

Lexington, Massachusetts, April 19, 1775

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 04:21, Thursday, 19 April

That was when and where the British Empire tried to impose gun control on the Americans, and the Americans objected. The Battles of Lexington and Concord.

At dawn on April 19, some 700 British troops arrived in Lexington and came upon 77 militiamen gathered on the town green. A British major yelled, “Throw down your arms! Ye villains, ye rebels.” The heavily outnumbered militiamen had just been ordered by their commander to disperse when a shot rang out. To this day, no one knows which side fired first. Several British volleys were subsequently unleashed before order could be restored. When the smoke cleared, eight militiamen lay dead and nine were wounded, while only one Redcoat was injured.

A day of skirmishes followed, with the British Regulars being met by about 2000 militia at Concord, where they were sent to search for arms. Most had been relocated, and the British found very little.

They decided to burn what little they found, and the fire got slightly out of control. Hundreds of militiamen occupying the high ground ou...

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Moral-Flexibility.Net XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
Mr. Completely XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
Never Yet Melted XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
New Jovian Thunderbolt XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
Nom de plume: Rivrdog XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
Non-Original Rants XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
Of Arms and the Law XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
Oleg Volk XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
Page Nine XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
PawPaw's House XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
pistol-training.com XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
Random Nuclear Strikes XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
Rifleman Savant XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
Sass, Brass & Bullets XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
SayUncle XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
Shakey Pete's Shootin' Shack XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
Shall Not Be Questioned XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
Sharp as a Marble XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
She's a Garand Gal XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
Short Barrel Shepherd XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
Sipsey Street Irregulars XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
Tech, Guns, and Food Blog XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
The Clue Meter XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
The Displaced Louisiana Guy XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
The Firearm Blog XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
The Freeholder XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
The Liberty Zone XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
The Michael Bane Blog XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
The Minuteman XML 13:55, Friday, 20 April 13:55, Monday, 23 April
The Patrick Henry Society XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
The Patrick Henry Society XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
The Price of Liberty XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
The Sacred Cow Slaughterhouse XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
The Smallest Minority XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
The Ultimate Answer to Kings XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
The View From North Central Idaho XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
The War on Guns XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
The Zelman Partisans XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
To Which I Replied... XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
Traction Control XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
View From The Porch XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
Weer'd World XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April
Yankee Gun Nuts XML 04:55, Sunday, 22 April 07:55, Sunday, 22 April