Friday, 22 June


Ellsworth, Kan. (1911)
Oct. 6, 1912, William Showman, his wife, and three other family members were murdered with an ax, perhaps as revenge by Charles Marzyek, who had been convicted of stealing grain, in part based on evidence provided by William. [1] Later accounts blamed a Bohemian who had registered in a local hotel as the imaginatively named “John Smith,” and left a blood-stained shirt behind....


by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 13:26, Friday, 22 June


by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:30, Friday, 22 June

Nice to see someone honest enough to admit the game plan is conquest through unresisted invasion. [More]

Any American giving aid and comfort to this act of war is, by definition, a traitor.

Today in Fake News

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 14:03, Friday, 22 June

The crying Honduran girl on the cover of Time was not separated from her mother. [More]
Plus the mother had been previously deported and the father didn't support her putting their daughter through the attempt.

Not that it matters to those who know insist it's nonetheless symbolic.

Friday. It's good for what ails you.

Enjoy the summer weekend.

Photo H/T Common Sense Evaluation.

[ This content originated at Musings Over a Barrel ]

Gun Porn

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:55, Friday, 22 June

Heh. Scroll down.

Dan Haga Designs Aluminum PS90 M-LOK Handguards

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Friday, 22 June

Dan Haga Designs Aluminum PS90 M-LOK Handguards (1)Dan Haga Designs is specialized in making accessories for firearms that don’t have much aftermarket support such as the FN PS90 carbine (the civilian version of FN P90). The company has recently made two announcements on their social media pages. First, they have launched a website ( where the customers now can directly order from. And […]

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Precision Rifle Ammo Test – 3 Best Choices

by Joel W in The Firearm Blog at 15:00, Friday, 22 June

In this video, Joel compares three different match grade ammunition offerings, firing them through the Daniel Defense DD5V2.  He tests the average velocity, standard deviation, extreme spread, and the group size of each ammo at 100 yards.  Check out the Precision Rifle Ammo Test – 3 Best Choices video at the link provided. Ammunition tested: […]

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Is it time to end the War On Drugs?

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 16:39, Friday, 22 June


Top 10 Guns for the Space Force

by Travis Pike in Gun RSS Feed - Omaha Outdoors at 15:00, Friday, 22 June

With Donald Trump authorizing a sixth branch of the United States military, tentatively called the Space Force, the meme machines have been on fire. While the truth is the space force is likely going to be a satellite fighting cybersecurity branch ...


The Greatest Equalizer…

by Barron in The Minuteman at 09:30, Thursday, 21 June

This is a little long, but read the whole thing. It is another example of “Why I Carry.”

I received a text from a relative the other night… this is what it said:...


The real explosions start a couple minutes in.

Could President Obama's biggest positive contribution to our Republic be that he defeated John McCain?

As bad as Obama's administration was, at least it wasn't a McCain debacle?  Barry saved us all?

As for Kasich, making it harder for you to defend yourself is no skin off his nose. The “skyrocketed” costs of his security detail don’t come out of his pocket. [More]
With "Republicans" like this delusional virtue-oozer, who needs Democrats?

Public’s ability to monitor police radio traffic ends July 2; Richmond-area agencies to encrypt all channels [More]
If we want you to know something, we'll tell you. In our own time and in our own way.

If what they say they fear -- bad guys overhearing tactical information -- is really a concern, look for some equipment to mysteriously "disappear," or better yet, for some enterprising "Only One" to exploit an opportunity.

[Via Mack H]


by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:47, Friday, 22 June

Boulder's two gun stores will not be able to issue certificates to owners of assault weapons that are grandfathered in under the city's ban on the guns, which took effect last week. [More]
The would-be totalitarians intend to harass as much as they can.

I wonder how many will comply with this Intolerable Act.

[Via PAN]

A Matter of Priorities

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:35, Friday, 22 June

"Our defense of speech may have a greater or lesser harmful impact on the equality and justice work to which we are also committed," wrote ACLU staffers in a confidential memo... [More]
There comes a time when the mask's no longer needed.


In the Chips

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:57, Friday, 22 June

New laws are calling for the dependable tracking of firearms, and modern RFID tags can be integrated with the metal components of firearms to monitor the use of guns. [More]
Why just violate the Second Amendment when we can include the Fourth and Fifth?

And why not mandate remote shutoff switches, activated by "Only Ones" or automatically (to include an alert to authorities) if you mistakenly enter a "gun-free zone"? 

Hey, if you're not doing anything wrong...

[Via Dave Licht]

FX5500 UltralightFaxon Firearms has built a reputation for making high quality, lightweight AR-15 components. With their most recent project, they quite possibly have outdone themselves by producing a factory AR-15 for consumers that weighs in under 5 Lbs. The FX5500 Ultralight AR-15 tips the scales at precisely 4.99 Lbs to secure that coveted title of “Crazy […]

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New Accessories for the Arex Rex Zero 1 Pistols

by James Reeves in The Firearm Blog at 10:00, Friday, 22 June

The Arex Rex Zero1 pistol is a relatively new but capable handgun from Slovenian military manufacturer, Arex. Due to the fact that it just hit the US market only a few years ago, there has not been a lot in the way of accessories available for the European uber nine. Fortunately for Rex owners, there […]

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OK, follow the logic here.

Rick emails to point out that a 100 year old Einstein prediction has just been confirmed:

Predictions made about gravity by Einstein more than a century ago have been proved correct on a massive scale. 
In 1915, the German-born physicist claimed that gravity is the result of massive objects warping the very fabric of the universe, what he called spacetime. 
Experts have since been able to test his theory of General Relativity within our own solar system and prove his groundbreaking work holds up to scrutiny.

Now, researchers have conducted the largest scale experiment ever conducted and found that the same forces affect entire galaxies.
Pretty cool, right?  So you'd think that old Albert was a bit smarter than young Al, right?  Except that the science of Global Warming is settled, amirite?  And that isn't more than 30 years old or so.  So young Al ...

This (about Trump's Executive Order on immigration and detaining families together rather than splitting them up), while impossible to argue with, is only the set up:

The EO is rope-a-dope trolling at the Master Class level. 
1) Trump issues EO.
2) Court overturns it, because it violates the consent decree agreed to by the Clinton administration.
3) Trump shrugs and says, "See? I can't break the law. So either fix it yourselves, congressional sh*tweasels, or f**k off, idiots. I don't care which. Mid-terms are coming for you @$$clowns. Go do nothing somewhere else." 
And the federal courts are triple-boned on this:
either they decline to review the EO, and cede their authority to the President (not going to happen),
or they overrule their prior ruling, and cede their authority back to the executive branch (not going to happen),
or they strike down the EO, and we go right back to throwing the illegal little bastards right back in the same cages into...

In Ham Radio News

by D.W. Drang in The Clue Meter at 11:00, Friday, 22 June

Tomorrow is Amateur Radio Field Day.

In what may be a first, the 9-8-Double-Ought-3 Amateur Radio Club plans to operate for 24 hours. This is what happens when a member offers the facilities at his place of employment as the Field Day site; previously, it had been at a park or on school property, closed at dark and with no rest rooms, etc., available after hours, or on church property and we had to clear out before Sunday Services. We even got listed in the local fish wrap!

The fact that we'll be set up on the grounds of a funeral home is irrelevant.

It's actually a nice facility, shaded ground, and they'll leave what I call the "support room" open for rest rooms, hot and cold running water, refrigerators for the cook out. Our Emergency Communications team has been meeting in the "Share Life" center, which is larger than the training room we'd been meeting in at the local fire station, which we had to vacate as it is being renovated.  This also gives us access to a better Internet and multi-media suite, for tr...

Update on the Walmart Shooting on Sunday

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 09:30, Friday, 22 June

The guy who shot the Walmart gunman breaks his silence. ‘I acted to protect my family and others’: Pastor who shot Walmart gunman dead. He has been cleared of all wrongdoing.

“I carry a firearm for the same reason I carry a first aid bag, hoping never to have to use them but always being prepared nonetheless,” George, 47, said during a news conference Wednesday afternoon.


“I acted on Sunday to protect my family and others from the gunman and his display of obvious deadly intent,” George said. “This is in accordance with both my training as an emergency responder and calling as a pastor, husband, father, and grandfather.”

Expect the media to play up the “First Responder” role, but his is a paramedic, not a cop.

This is the story that the media really doesn’t want to talk about. A bad guy with a gun, stopped by a good guy with a gun. In this case a really good guy. Details of the incident are at the link above, or ...


Yes, both transplants from Washington.  What I have read tells me that a properly designed 9mm JHP (like the Winchester Silvertips, I carry in my Browning Hi-Power)  gives up very little to a .45 ACP JHP in defensive use; the .45 ACP FMJ has very impressive consequences on milk jugs because of the diameter.  If you are limited to FMJ by the Hague Convention, larger is definitely better. 

I was both function testing the Wilson-Rogers 8 round magazines for the .45, and testing American Reserve Munitions .45 ACP FMJ.  Both fed, fired, and ejected perfectly.  Compared to some Winchester white box my son-in-law;s brother brought, I could see no difference in accuracy; although this was a very undemanding test: do bullets mostly hit their tar...

Several days of leaving the game camera alone, and this is the most exciting thing that passed in front of it.

Lots of cattle, and when the cattle are common it seems nothing else ever is. In that very location I’ve seen bobcats and roadrunners and deer and elk, but not when the cattle are around. Just cattle, rabbits and an occasional coyote.

I’m going to try something completely different.

Campus Reform shares the latest breakthrough in thought from today’s Academy.

In a chapter for a new textbook, University of Exeter professor Paul Ernest warns that mathematics education can cause “collateral damage” to society by training students in “ethics-free thought.”

He even argues that since money involves mathematics, math is “implicated in the global disparities of wealth” because math students are taught to value “detached” and “calculative” reasoning.


Wendy Kaminer, in the Wall Street Journal, also reveals that the ACLU is now accepting the Hard Left notion that mere speech can inflict harm, even if one does not call someone pigeon pie and eat him up.

The American Civil Liberties Union has explicitly endorsed the view that free speech can harm “marginalized” groups by undermining their civil rights. “Speech that denigrates such groups can inflict serious harms and is intended to and often will impede progress toward equality,” the ACLU declares in new guidelines governing case selection and “Conflicts Between Competing Value...

Christopher Walken: The Lion Speech

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:11, Friday, 22 June

Ben Marquis says Walken is really describing Donald Trump.

Ten Things About the Anglo-Saxons

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:06, Friday, 22 June

Edward the Confessor, depicted in the Bayeaux Tapestry.

History Extra:

The people we call Anglo-Saxons were actually immigrants from northern Germany and southern Scandinavia. Bede, a monk from Northumbria writing some centuries later, says that they were from some of the most powerful and warlike tribes in Germany.

Bede names three of these tribes: the Angles, Saxons and Jutes. There were probably many other peoples who set out for Britain in the early fifth century, however. Batavians, Franks and Frisians are known to have made the sea crossing to the stricken province o...

What's in a Name?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:45, Friday, 22 June

Outgoing GOP Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona is blocking votes on all of President Donald Trump’s appeals court nominees... [More]
At least he's  "'A' rated and endorsed by the NRA Political Victory Fund. And that's why he deserves your support – and your vote."

What? "Flake wants to: Ban bump stocks. Prevent those who are on the "no-fly list" from purchasing firearms. Raise the age to purchase a rifle from 18-years-old to 21..."?

At least this has nothing to do with that "single issue."  Right?
After the IG Report, Let’s Kill the FBI While We Can - It’s time for this intrusive, politicized, and overly powerful agency to be dumped. [More]
But...but...but who will take over ATF?

And can we still keep the HRT?

I think everybody needs to just settle down and get their minds right:

[Via Mack H]

The Noes Have It

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:09, Friday, 22 June

Looks like the "pathway to citizenship" wing of the Republican Party shares more common interests with Democrats than it does with those they swore an oath "to secure the Blessings of Liberty" for. [More

If the GOP blows the midterms, look for all the blame to target the swamp-drainers, rather than the poltroons whose serial betrayals have created disincentives to participate at the polls.

[Via Mack H]

A Bitter Enemy

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:57, Friday, 22 June

Steyer has amassed a reputation as a kingmaker in Democratic politics and a bitter enemy of fossil fuels. [More]
I wouldn''t say just of fossil fuels.

So when are his Russian election collusion ties going to be investigated?

Oh, look: More rich "progressive" hypocrisy.

[Via Michael G]

Long Time Coming

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:43, Friday, 22 June

'About 60 Organizations' Are Considering a Lawsuit Against the SPLC Following $3M Nawaz Settlement [More]
Mike is smiling.

[Via Henry Bowman]

Judicial Watch Obtains IRS Documents Revealing McCain’s Subcommittee Staff Director Urged IRS to Engage in “Financially Ruinous” Targeting [More]
It's a big club and you ain't in it.

[Via Steve T


by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:20, Friday, 22 June

WikiLeaks publishes identities and information about ICE employees amid intensifying anger [More]
Yeah, the guy behind it is doing it for all the wrong reasons, and yeah, it'll make Fonda Peter happy, but I keep coming back to "Can government do that to us?"

Why stop at ICE?

[Via Florida Guy]   
[A] deputy saw Timothy Hopkins ... was wanted and arrested him, handcuffing him in the front seat of the patrol car. While the deputy was making arrangements with her, Hopkins escaped in the patrol car, Marshak said. [More]
I guess that's the difference between trained professionals and us mere "civilians."  I'd have never thought to handle it that way.

[Via bondmen]
Betts defense attorney has said the dog was attacking the officer. [More]
No it wasn't.

[Via bondmen]

In court documents, the city is claiming qualified immunity – arguing the officers named in the suit did not violate “any clearly established law.” [More]
Yeah, when they do it, it's not kidnapping.

[Via FedUp]

"I have no idea what he's talking about," Pilato said. [More]
Neither does he. And the scary part is, "he's been trained on this and he has been doing this for 17 years."

As for the woman hearing her window being smashed in, what the hell was she supposed to do?

[Via bondmen]...

The Low Road

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:24, Friday, 22 June

Chicago is the first of more than 75 cities the survivors of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School plan to visit this summer. [More]
What, no itinerary?  I wonder why.

As for Jennifer Hudson turning her family tragedy into a demeand to disarm you and me, shall we examine an inconvenient truth?
Balfour was on parole at the time for a 1992 attempted murder conviction.

[Via ...


The Inkunzi PAW (Personal Assault Weapon) is a 20mm shoulder fired semiautomatic grenade launcher designed by Tony Neophytou (and previously known as the Neopup). It is a creative and very interesting weapon system, both from a mechanical perspective and also from a question of practical application.

The PAW has a 6-round detachable rotary magazine, and an effective range of 1000m for area targets and 600m for point targets. Its purpose is to give the individual soldier an explosive area-effect weapon that fires like a rifle. To this end, the ammunition has been developed to give a muzzle velocity of 1000fps (310m/s), giving it a far flatter trajectory and shorter flight time than a 40mm grenade, either low pressure or high. It allows rapid repeat shots, rapid reloading, and easy target transition. The high muzzle velocity (for a grenade launcher) makes range estimation and engagement of moving targets much simpler than with the rainbow-like trajectory of 40mm systems. For specializ...

Seems like NRA Annual Meetings were forever ago, but my interview with the Shooting USA Podcast just hit Youtube. Watching this replay it leaves me thinking, is there anything John and I don’t talk about? From the new Performance Center Long Range Rifle and the M&P380 Shield Ez to my predictions about Bianchi Cup, we get […]

Comedian Jerry Lewis’ Gun Collection Up for Auction

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 08:00, Friday, 22 June

Jerry Lewis with his shotgunsOn the 22nd June Julien’s Auctions will auction property from the estate of the late comedian Jerry Lewis. Lewis, a comedian, actor and entertainer for over 60 years, died in August 2017, aged 91. Items from his estate will be auctioned at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas by Julien’s, the items up […]

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MP5 Iraq rangeWe have been closely following the developments of the US Army’s new Sub Compact Weapon Program since the release of an extremely broad Request For Information back in May. With the recent award of no less than 13 sole source evaluation contracts for submachine guns its time we broke down the entries. In this two-part series, we’ll […]

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Winchester 8 Gauge Industrial Shotguns

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Friday, 22 June

Winchester 8 Gauge Industrial Shotguns (41)Industrial shotguns have been in use for a very long time, however, this is a category of firearms that is mostly unknown to firearm enthusiasts. I decided to write this short article to tell about the industrial shotguns and their use on the example of currently produced 8 gauge Winchester industrial shotguns. When you think […]

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So, you're obviously capable of doing enough research to get my phone number, but you couldn't do any research about who you were pestering for a holster review?

I've literally dissed better holster companies than yours, bro.

Next time you buy a list of gun blogs from Media Lodge or whoever, take some time to do a little background research. Or hire an actual, you know, professional marketing company.

Jesus, anything but this bush league nonsense...

When last we left the holster review, I'd been writing a pretty straightforward piece on why the holster was unsuited to be safely used for inside-the-waistband carry (appendix or otherwise) and fixing to leave it at that.

But I decided to look a little more into the dude who'd been hectoring me via email...

You know, the one who had escalated from wanting reply emails to wanting to talk to me on the phone...

Folks, I hate talking on the phone. There are, like, four people on the planet that I seem to be able to talk to on the phone for more than five minutes without wanting to open a vein, and one...

The most annoying sound in the world

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 06:36, Friday, 22 June

among the things they AREN'T talking about:
Michael Daniel confirmed Wednesday that former national security adviser Susan Rice ordered him and his staff to “stand down” in 2016 in regard to Russian attempts to meddle in the 2016 election.

Daniel, special assistant to former President Barack Obama and White House cybersecurity coordinator, told members of the Senate Intelligence Committee that quotes attributed to him in the book, Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump, were an “accurate rendering of the conversation” he had with Rice and his staff.

Daniel’s staff reportedly responded to the order in “disbelief.”
I would imagine so.

What Pelosi was saying about the mess when Obama was still in office.

Among the reasons I despise McCain:

but lately I've slipped on that, and it shows when I shoot.  I need to start that back up.

Rifle and pistol both; it's good practice, it's cheap, can do it anywhere.  While I'm thinking about it, anyone know of any dry-fire exercises with shotguns to simulate shooting clays?

Time does a cover of a little girl crying because 'RIPPED from her Mother by Evil Trump!'  Slight problem:
Denis said his wife and daughter were never separated by border control agents and remain together.
Two choices: Time is run by lying bastards, or Time is run by incompetents who don't bother to make sure of their facts.

Considering other crap they've done, it may be 'and'.

The Real Story Behind the Tariffs Aimed at Canada

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:32, Friday, 22 June

It is about steel coming from China. This is the story you won’t see in the US media, and it is barely in the Canadian media. LILLEY: Feds could have avoided U.S. tariffs on steel, aluminum

China ships steel to Canada. Canada turns around and ships it to us, and pretends it is from Canada.

The Americans have long complained about something called “transshipment.” That is the practice of Chinese steel being shipped to a country, such as Canada, and then re-exported, sometimes with little to no change in the product, to the United States.

Essentially, some companies try to pass off Chinese steel as duty-free Canadian steel. Or Mexican steel, or European steel. The Americans say this has happened from many countries as China sells at below-market rates to keep its steel plants going.

And the administration first complained to Canada over a year ago. April of 2017 to be exact. The Trudeau government didn’t do anything about it until the day before the tariffs were imposed.

Why wouldn’t ...

97.8% of Mass Public Shootings Happen in Gun-free Zones

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:03, Friday, 22 June

This study has been updated. It covers 1950, through data available as of May 24th of this year. UPDATED: Mass Public Shootings keep occurring in Gun-Free Zones: 97.8% of attacks since 1950

You should just go look at the images. You should also read the article, but I know it most will categorize it as TLDR. But you should read it. But here’s something that the Left will explode over.

The official FBI definition of mass public shootings excludes “shootings that resulted from gang or drug violence” or that occurred in the commission of another crime such as robbery. The reason for this is pretty obvious: the causes and solutions for gang shootings over drug turf are dramatically different than the types of mass public shootings that we see at schools and malls where the point of the attack is to kill as many people as possible.

But it is the official FBI definition.

The Hat tip goes to The Price of Liberty, and Nathan Barton’s ...

The Best Statement on Electric Car Subsidies

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:11, Friday, 22 June

I really wanted to title this post “Make Canada Great Again,” but I resisted. Doug Ford makes a good start in Ontario

Another politician is keeping campaign promises. What is the world coming too?</sarcasm>

Oh, and those subsidies… under the heading “Pay for your own fancy car.”

Soon the subsidies for green cars will fall by the wayside. This should go for the same reason the reno program went. If you can afford to buy a Honda Clarity starting at $39,900 instead of the Civic at $16,790 or the Accord at $26,590 then you don’t need my help.

These more than pissed me off when the US .gov was handing them out to people buying Tesla Roadsters that cost more than most people make in a year. People buying those cars did NOT need a handout from someone making $60 grand a year. But that is exactly what they were getting. Still are getting.

Also going by the wayside in Ontario: reimbursements for rehabbing your house, and catered meals for the members of the parliamentary caucus. (He paid for a pizza ...

NRA Sued Over Using “Cloud Gate”

by Sebastian in Shall Not Be Questioned at 07:20, Friday, 22 June

Looks like sculptor Anish Kapoor is collaborating with Bloomberg’s Everytown to sue NRA for using footage featuring his Cloud Gate sculpture in Chicago in their video “Clenched Fist of Truth” Assuming NRA, or more accurately NRA’s PR firm, used their own or licensed material, I can’t imagine there’s any basis for this suit other than grabbing headlines. How can you copyright any picture of an object in a public place? This strikes me as a SLAPP suit. Regular readers of this blog know I’m not the world’s biggest fan of what I’ve dubbed Angry Dana videos, but it’s free speech.

While Illinois has an anti-SLAPP provision, the applicability of state anti-SLAPP provisions in federal courts varies by circuit. ...


At a Maryland gun store.

"So when you get guns with magazine bigger than 10, what do you do to gimp them to make them legal to transfer in this state."

"Easy.  We take a wooden dowel and hot glue inside the baseplate.  The dowel restricts just like shot guns that hold 5 and be restricted to 3 with a pencil in the tube."

I see.


Well that sounds permanent and irreversible



Savage Arms Savage AXIS II XP Bolt Action Rifle, 270 Win, 22″ Barrel, Matte Stainless Steel Finish, Synthetic Stock, One 4 Round Detachable Box Magazine, AccuTrigger, Bushnell 3-9X40 Scope Mounted and Boresighted

Fox News reported Swain apologized to anyone who was offended but “essentially defended the poster, claiming Wonder Woman using her ‘lasso of truth’ to keep ‘less-than-honest police officers’ in line is a metaphor for cross-examination and a zealous defense.” [More]
So she can't now use the excuse that subtle costume changes resolve copyright issues? Assuming Wonder Woman is a valuable intellectual property, how is uncompensated use not a valuable campaign contribution (and endorsement) made by AT&T and its Warner Media subsidiary division?

Maybe someone should ask the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission.

And this collectivist wants to be the state's top law enforcement administrator?

Me, I always liked Woman Wonder better anyway.  That said, I had to laug...

Weekend Knowledge Dump- June 22, 2018

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 04:14, Friday, 22 June

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


Magazine-Hoarding: Always Be Prepared

Tamara has some good advice. Be a magazine hoarder. Think of it as an investment. When they get banned again, you’ll quickly triple your money.




High Speed Gear Acquired Comp-Tac?

by Tom R in The Firearm Blog at 05:00, Friday, 22 June

Somehow we totally missed this little bit of news… I have been not only running TACOs on my duty gear for a couple of years (and my competition belt for longer than that), but I have had previous experience with Comp-Tac Holsters (specifically the Minotaur MTAC). HSGI picked up Comp-Tac in part to add holsters […]

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Cycling is no longer a fair-weather activity. More of us are using our bicycles for recreation and transportation all year, making it important to remember proper maintenance to ensure your ride is a smooth one regardless of the season. While bicycle maintenance isn’t as complex as maintaining your car, there are things you need to do to ensure your bike remains in tip-top shape the entire year and gear to consider using to ensure you are comfortable on your bike in all types of weather.


While some ride all year, i...

The corruption of government spreads

by tpolnathan in The Price of Liberty at 05:00, Friday, 22 June

By Nathan Barton

“Power corrupts.  And absolute power corrupts absolutely.” – Lord Acton

Today, we take government corruption for granted. Indeed, government corruption has been a feature (NOT a defect) of government since Nimrod started his little empire in Mesopotamia 4,000 years ago or so.  Government has power, and therefore corruption. But it has, frankly, just gotten worse since then. AND a lot more pervasive, subtle, and harmful.

Today, at least here in the Fifty States, government doesn’t just corrupt itself and the other governments which infest our beautiful land of former liberty and bravery.  Government corruption is so ubiquitous and so bad that anything and anyone that comes in contact with it is corrupted by it as well.

And who, in these Fifty States today, does NOT come in contact with government at some time in some way? In trying to limit the power of government, we have created many levels and kinds. Adding up to a burden that is intolerable.

Consider “public” schools:

Although more and more people privately school their children or teach them at home, th...

Your Feel-good Story of the Day

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:47, Friday, 22 June

A bear cub falls into a basement under construction. But there is a happy ending. Wisconsin game warden helps cub escape basement with ladder.

Walz and the homeowner decided to use a ladder to rescue the crying cub. Video shot by Walz shows the animal climbing the ladder to freedom with some off-camera coaching.

Video at the link.

Thursday, 21 June


If we want to end the carnage, we must advocate for the solution that is required, not one designed to be politically palatable. Instead of shying away from the NRA’s accusation that gun control advocates want to take away their guns, we should embrace it as a mantra.

Let’s clear the air and call for total civilian disarmament. Period.

Greg Bates
February 25, 2018
Maine Voices: It’s time for a gun abolition movement
[I find it interesting there is no thought given to how, or who will take away all the guns. And does Mr. Bates have any clue what the cost will be? I don’t think so. I think he has crap for brains.

Don’t ever let anyone get away with telling you that no one wants to take your guns.—Joe]

I know that guy!

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 22:26, Thursday, 21 June

From NRA Shooting Sports USA:

John Vlieger won High Overall at the 2018 USPSA Michigan Sectional Championship at the Detroit Sportsmen’s Congress in Utica, MI, earlier this month. Vlieger finished with 1196.4947 match points and a time of 115.44.

Picture from Ammoland:


John is my son-in-law.


You ever read one of those clueless books where the author has a character draw a revolver and click off the safety? And you thought…aw, you know what you thought.

Yeah, Ian’s seen those books too. But in answer to what you muttered to yourself, Ian comes up with four examples of revolvers that actually do have manual safeties without ever leaving his gun room…

More Law Enforcement Agencies select SIG Sauer’s P320

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Thursday, 21 June

SIGHot on the heels of the news that Florida’s Tampa PD have adopted the SIG Sauer P320, two more law enforcement agencies have followed suit. Arkansas’ Jacksonville PD and the Texas Department for Public Safety have also selected the P320 as their new service pistols. On the 14 June, SIG Sauer released a statement announcing […]

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Hush Hudson: H9 Threaded Barrels Now Available

by Pete in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Thursday, 21 June

Suppress everything. Since I’ve been spreading that motto around these parts for years, I’m going to take partial credit for the availability of threaded barrels for the Hudson H9 – Even though I had absolutely nothing to do with the addition to the pistol’s accessory list. Back at the 2018 SHOT Show, the Hudson team […]


POTD: Dual Pistol Wielding Motorcycle

by Nicholas C in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Thursday, 21 June

My friend Justin L. reposted this photo he found on a CZ group page. It is clearly a custom kydex holster for a dual pistol wielding motorcycle. We have seen some outlandish vehicle mounted kydex holsters for firearms but this is new and just a ridiculous. We have all seen the infamous Jeep ACR. However […]

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BfsiiiAnyone with even a passing knowledge of my work here at TFB knows my love for the Swiss-made guns of B&T. The APC9, the company’s flagship law enforcement and military submachine gun/pistol caliber carbine is refined, capable and a true pleasure to shoot. So as excited as I was to try out Franklin Armory’s latest […]

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My background is kind of redneck. My own personal upbringing, to the extent that I can tell because nobody ever told me anything when I was a kid, was sort of redneck-once-removed. I myself was a bookish white boy from Detroit but my father came from a shithole Central Michigan farm. And though (gods know) he never talked to me about it, I kind of got the impression he escaped from a shithole Central Michigan farm.

So though there was never a completely rational reason I absorbed certain attitudes about certain things, like to this day I think card games are vaguely sinful but couldn’t begin to tell you why. Then there are informal modes of dress that used to put me off. For example, this guy…

For a while, even though I never paid attention to his act this guy was inescapable on TV and I never liked the looks of him. He pulled off the redneck stereotype too well, and I reacted ...

It’s supposed to get hot today, and I wanted to get the work in the sand out of the way before it did.

But first I had to finish laundry – my work clothes have piled up in the past week and a half or so and I left them to soak in the tubs overnight.

Then I could load the generator, saw, drill and assorted hand tools into the back of the Jeep and head out to the wash.

I hauled the target stand the rest of the way out of the holes, stuck a shovel in the first one to dig it out deeper, and immediately offended one of the local residents.

We’ve got like four varieties of toad out here, this is t...


by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 14:13, Thursday, 21 June

She's a good-looking gal, no doubt about that.


by Mas in at 14:43, Thursday, 21 June

I can’t find a better description of this event than the one I came up with in the ‘70s: a carnival midway of live-fire games where you’re knocking over the targets with bullets instead of thrown balls, and winning guns … Read more

But gun ownership is on the decline, they say

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:12, Thursday, 21 June

By the numbers on gun ownership:

The Small Arms Survey estimates there are 393,300,000 civilian-owned firearms in the United States. The survey, performed by the Graduate Institute of Geneva, estimated the United States military has about 4.5 million firearms. It put the number of firearms owned by police throughout the United States at just over 1 million.

That means American civilians own nearly 100 times as many firearms as the U.S. military and nearly 400 times as many as law enforcement.

Sorry gun control proponents, but that many people aren’t going to just turn them all in.

I get those too

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:10, Thursday, 21 June

And usually decline unless it’s something I’m legit interested in. How to fail at marketing.

Shotgun Noob: Sights

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:08, Thursday, 21 June

Shotgun Sights: Is the Bead Still the Best?

I put an old EOTech on mine. My theory being that, at some distance, the red circle may approximate the spread pattern. We’ll see.

Where Great Britain Used To Be

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:03, Thursday, 21 June

Gun Porn

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 14:03, Thursday, 21 June

California Police Raid Felon’s Home and Seize 500 Guns

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 15:00, Thursday, 21 June

LA SD seized gunsLos Angeles County Sheriffs Department has seized over 500 firearms from a resident in Agua Dulce, north of Los Angeles. The firearms seized include a large number of surplus military bolt actions, shotguns, and hunting rifles. More modern AR-15s and a large number of pistols were also found. The firearms belong to 60-year-old Manuel Fernandez […]

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Former Ass't US Attorney Sydney Powell has some serious thoughts and questions on the subject.

The Smallest Minority...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 14:33, Thursday, 21 June

...will fit in a concentration camp about 6'x3'x2', unfortunately.

“The American revolution ennobled every man, whereas Jacobin revolutions ennobled Mankind. What chance does a man have against Mankind?”
— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) June 21, 2018

Holster Review, Part One...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 18:02, Thursday, 21 June

Thumbnail sketch of my morning yesterday...

I got an email a while back from some dude repping for a holster company asking me if I wanted a free holster to review.

I get a lot of emails like this. A lot. Like I usually do, I didn't answer it.

Dude emailed me again, wondering why I hadn't replied to his email. I binned that one without response, too.

Dude emailed me yet again, wondering why I hadn't replied to his email wondering why I hadn't replied to his email.

This happened maybe one or two more times (I am clearly ignoring you, can you not take a hint?) before I replied.

I told dude that I was fixing to do a 2000-round test on an HK P2000SK and asked if his company had any holsters they would specifically recommend for AIWB carry. He sent a straight-drop, tuckable single-belt-loop holster.

Color me unimpressed with the Solstice

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 13:46, Thursday, 21 June

I wrote about this 7 years ago, but it's still fresh.


Neolithic SWPL


SG Ammo.  Good people, big selection, good prices.

There was supposed to be an “emergency” meeting on Sunday. EU ON BRINK: Italy to BOYCOTT summit and claim Germany and France are RULING Brussels. Doesn’t seem like it is going to happen.

Poland, Hungary, The Check Republic and Slovakia (The Visegrad Group) had already declined to participate. ( has a good story, but it is in German. Google Translate can be your friend.)

The Commission’s draft paper is giving heavy attention to secondary movement of immigrants, which sees asylum seekers move from the country they arrive at to seek resettlement elsewhere, an issue which is threatening Mrs Merkel political survival in Germany.

Merkel (Bundeskanzlerin of Germany) and Macron (Prime Minister of France) are the only 2 players in the EU still trying to support asylum and immigration in line with what Merkel ushered in a few years back. Which was why the Visegrad ...


Where's the Punch Line?

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 09:39, Thursday, 21 June

The College Fix reports on a grad student whose Ph.D. is being withheld because he allegedly defended his advisor from a rape allegation.  This gem:

One of her allegations against Vengalattore included that he left her “middle initial” off her name in an author list, which constituted “sexual harassment,” according to his email to a colleague.

Those Pink Stids

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 09:08, Thursday, 21 June

Several of you have commented on the pink studs that we use here in Louisiana as framing lumber.    I've seen these things as long as I can remember and took them as a natural part of carpentry.  But, y'all expressed surprise, so I thought I'd do a little research.

These studs are not pink at all. Don't trust your eyes, they're purple, or magenta, as the specs from Lowe's tell us.  However, thy're so common in the South, and surprise people from other locations, so I tried to dig into it a little bit and see what I could find.

As it turns out, it's a marketing ploy, from a lumber mill in the post WWII housing boom, to differentiate their product of good, southern pine, from the erstwhile Douglas Fir studs that were competing in the market.  If you want good, Southern Pine, buy the purple studs.  From this source.

During the post-World War II housing boom, a company called Temp...
End of the WORLD: Biblical prophecy claims Rapture is coming TODAY on summer solstice [More]
Nice knowin' everybody...

It may turn out that Weinstein does not personally own any firearms and relegates the task of carrying them (in places “ordinary” citizens may not) to bodyguards (but I wouldn't bet on it). Regardless, those he would see disarmed (including those whose families he allegedly said he would kill on page 12 of the petition) have every right to see if a judge has temporarily ordered him to be a “prohibited person.” [More]
Also see how he has shown utter, insulting contempt for an LBGT community that nonetheless ...

The Content of Her Character

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:32, Thursday, 21 June

New Yorker’s ‘Fact-Checker’ Defamed a Combat Veteran. She Hasn’t Even Apologized. [More]
That's because, based on results, she's a coward who hides fromp[ersonal accountability:

[Via ...
Willett tore the packing tape off a box, pried open a metal safe and stole piles of cash totaling about $40,000 ... He used his credit card for the $4.76 McDonald's meal and then forgot to remove the receipt from the fast-food bag he crumpled and stuffed inside the box before sending the package on its path to Oakland, California. [More]
Dah-da-da-DA-dahh, I'm lovin' it.

[Via Neil W]

Moving Testimony

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:02, Thursday, 21 June

Now make sure you remember it and don't deviate one bit when the parasite or his relatives sue you. [More]

Not talking to the press in a situation like this is just as important as not talking to the police. If you must make a statement, do it under advice and oversight of counsel.

[Via Mack H]

Something Doesn't Add Up

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:25, Thursday, 21 June

Prof blames mathematics for 'global disparities in wealth' [More]
It's racist and sexist, too.

I could have used these excuses when I screwed up in college algebra.

I had occasion to speak with an Ohio State college senior last night, one with his head screwed on straight, and when I asked him how many of the kids he thought were snowflakes, he thought for a moment and estimated about 40%.

Creating a domestic idiocracy is another reason the establishment needs to keep bringing in foreign workers. Gotta stall off the collapse of the Social Security Ponzi scheme and the repercussions that would bring to those responsible until the numbers favor reneging...

[Via Michael G]...
"He turned around and started talking again. I got a hold of his chair and turned him around, just a quarter of a turn, where he didn’t have his back to me," Walton told the Daily Progress. "I said ‘we need to talk.’ He folded his hands and put them in his lap ... I get a hold of him, not in a choke hold or anything, but by the head and neck to escort him out.” [More]
See,when I need to talk with someone, I generally don't grab him by the neck and assault him, which I guess could be further proof of my lack of professional training or something...

[Via ...

Commiesense Work Ethics

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:52, Thursday, 21 June

Despite Hrabar’s claims of keeping her personal politics outside of her time as an employee of the federal government, a look at her Twitter account, @allisongeroi, features tweets during the workday openly celebrating her behavior Tuesday night. [More]
And she's a DSA member? The same fine folks who want to kill us all with knives and guns?

Shouldn't be hard to confirm she's a serial policy violater and fire her. I wrote a piece a while back about another government worker spending all kinds of time on Facebook to stump for gun-grabs during business hours -- wish I could remember more details so I'd be able to do an effective search for it. Maybe it'll come to me.

Figures she closed her Twitter feed off to hide from feedback  and being found out -- ...
Bad cops have it too easy in California. Here's how the Legislature can change that [More]
'bout time someone took another look at "qualified immunity."

That said, look for a renaissance in violent crime when word gets out on the streets that cops are afraid to shoot anybody, which is what will happen when victimizers also know the "law-abiding" are effectively disarmed in public situations.

[Via Mack H]

A Valid Concern

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:50, Thursday, 21 June

Brooks Suggests Republicans Are Retiring Because of Assassination Fears [More]
Noting what violent loons so many anti-gun "progressives" are, he's probably on to something.

[Via Florida Guy]  

Speaking of Extreme Risk

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:09, Thursday, 21 June

This is what happens when cowardly RINOs give children a seat at the grownup table. [More]

Told ya phony "conservative" Mike Kennedy was gonna be no better than My Man Mitthead.

[Via Mack H]


by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:20, Thursday, 21 June

Southern Baptist "leadership" has been taken over by Opposite Day "progressive" useful idiots who will usher in a political majority that is hostile to Southern Christians. [More]

Naturally, they're also accomodating dumb-asses on guns who believe they can reach an agreeable consensus with those who hate everything they profess to stand for.

We could also have a  bit of principalities and powers action going on...

[Via Mack H]

By the Numbers

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:45, Thursday, 21 June

Report: Nearly 400 Million Civilian-Owned Guns in AmericaCivilians own 100 times as many guns as the military, 400 times as many as police [More]
Mr. and Mrs. Anti-America turn 'em all in.

[Via Jess]

No Remedy at Law

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:28, Friday, 22 June

Despite clear evidence of system failures in the federal background check system, it is manifest that under the well-established standards of the FTCA and the specific immunity provisions contained in Brady Act provide the victims of this tragedy no remedy at law. [More]
Wasn't that the Protection of Lackadaisical Conduct in Administration Act?

So those "universal background checks" we're told will be the cure-all for gunviolenceTM are only as good as those administering them, which is not very good at all...?

But take heart, no one will be held accountable, meaning just like with no duty to protect, no one has any liability here, either.

What did "staunch defender of the Second Amendment" Sen. Cornyn say?

Crowdfunding Project: SIRCA TEC SLF-X Pisol

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Thursday, 21 June

SIRCA TEC SLF-X Pisol Project (6)I learned about this firearm project from a firearms dedicated crowdfunding website called Gun Dynamics. By browsing their website you can find several gun-related campaigns but one of the most significant and interesting projects is definitely the crowdfunding campaign started by a company called Sirca Tec and dedicated to funding a really exciting pistol called SLF-X. […]

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Lynndon Schooler is an avid Kalashnikov enthusiast and works in the industry himself. He has visited numerous Kalashnikov collecting venues in Russia over several years, running a Facebook page called 907 KALASH that helps chronicle his finds. This is his first guest post for TFB. The Kalashnikov rifle first came to the US civilian market […]

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Bloomberg Does What Bloomberg Does

by Weerd Beard in Weer'd World at 09:07, Thursday, 21 June

Gotta love it:

Mr. Bloomberg — a political independent who has championed left-of-center policies on gun control, immigration and the environment — has approved a plan to pour at least $80 million into the 2018 election, with the bulk of that money going to support Democratic congressional candidates, advisers to Mr. Bloomberg said.

Gotta love those loaded statements. “A Political independent”, implying that he’s bi-partisan in any way. No, he’s just a guy who’s willing to fight dirty for political gain. We see this with his anti-gun groups in stacking different shell groups and manipulating the news to give gun control an appearance of main-stream popularity, when in reality Everytown, Moms Demand Action, The Trace, and March For Our Lives all DIRECTLY answer to Bloomberg. Furthermore the Brady Campaign was in dire political straits very recently and suddenly is doing more activities and ventures than they have in years….if I could bet, I’m betting they have a new injection of Cash from Dad...

Podcast on my latest book

in Of Arms and the Law at 10:41, Thursday, 21 June

Right here. It's on Tactical Payments, which provides credit card processing for FFLs.


by Tam in View From The Porch at 11:35, Thursday, 21 June

I am indeed a hobbyist.

I tried to give Dark Star Gear money for this shirt when I first saw it, but they didn't let me. Next time I'm using a pseudonym.

The longest bridge for 1000 years

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 08:49, Thursday, 21 June

In 105 AD an amazing engineering project was completed.  The Romans built a bridge over the Danube river.  This wasn't a temporary structure like previous pontoon bridges, this was 20 masonry piers that towered 60 feet above the water, high enough to allow boats to pass beneath.  It was 50 feet wide and reached an amazing 3700 feet long, spanning the river.  For 1000 years it was the longest permanent bridge in history.

The Roman Emperor Trajan was called Optimus ("The Best") by the Senate.  He embodied the great Roman virtues, not least of which was determination combined with careful planning that allowed him to push the Empire's borders to their maximum extent.  He had decided that the Dacians living north of the Danube had given Rome enough trouble, and that their lands (and especially their gold mines) would make a very nice addition to the Empire.  And so he sent the Legions across the new bridge.

As they say, amateurs talk strategy while professionals talk logistics.  Previous invasions by the Romans had faltered because it was too hard to keep the armies supplied.  The bridge took care of that, a...

Tab clearing

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 10:29, Thursday, 21 June

How did Peter Strzok's notorious text stay hidden so long?
Because the EffingBI and Do'J' are corrupt and not to be trusted.  Wasn't that simple?

More wonders from the Brit Health Service.
“There was an institutionalized practice of the shortening of lives through prescribing and administering opioids without medical justification,” John S. Jones, an Anglican former bishop of Liverpool who headed the government-commissioned investigation, told reporters.

Perhaps most disturbing was that while many of the patients were elderly, most were not seriously ill.

This will be interesting.
University of Toronto Professor Jordan Peterson has launched a ...

'Turn in your guns or die'

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 09:57, Thursday, 21 June

Pierre Laval, prime minister in 1935, decreed the registration of firearms for the first time in modern French history. The registration was “aimed at firearms owners at large and did not focus on those responsible for fomenting political violence.” Halbrook shows how it worked in great detail but the main effect “was to enhance the power of government over the citizens.”
Some things never change.

In June of 1940, Pierre Laval was deputy prime minister in the government collaborating fully with the Nazis. The previous month they issued a decree demanding the surrender of firearms and radio transmitters, on penalty of death. The French were also subject to the death penalty for failing to denounce someone who possessed guns.
Bet that registration was quite handy.

The national level never liked the 2nd, but loooved the first.

Not any more.

Midweek (not quite) Roundup from Claire Wolfe

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 10:52, Thursday, 21 June

Living Freedom has Thursday-Friday links

Of particular interest:

Jesse Kelly says America is over but he’s not going without a fight. (Good piece; but his belief that God-fearing “conservatives” would be less scarily controlling is almost touchingly naive.)

And more.

Indigenous Cultures Versus the Social Justice Warriors

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 09:05, Thursday, 21 June

This isn’t an issue of baking cakes, but of killing children who don’t conform to the norm. Brazil faces an ethical and cultural dilemma in dealing with Amazon tribes

So when 2 groups of “oppressed” people are at odds, how do you make a judgement, if you don’t have hard and fast ideas of Right and Wrong? I guess Brazil is about to find out.

“Should Brazil keep its Amazon tribes from taking the lives of their children?” is the subtitle of a recent article in Foreign Policy. It describes traditional but still-existent customs of many Amazon tribes in Brazil that dictate killing handicapped children and even those one might define as transgendered.

I’m not up on the conditions that prevailed in traditional societies in Brazil, but it isn’t uncommon for traditional societies, that can come up against famine regularly, to do similar things. Even Europeans would abandon some infants to exposure in the Middle Ages. When resources are limited, people make decisions that wou...

Bloomberg’s Signature Gatherers Caught Lying

by Sebastian in Shall Not Be Questioned at 11:19, Thursday, 21 June

I-1639 is a ban on semi-automatic firearms. It has nothing to do with a grocery tax. They get paid for signatures, and so they get signatures. The people getting paid don’t care how. This is why I do not believe in direct democracy.LiarsSignatureGathering

You can find more examples of this kind...


Quote of the day—BestFeeds

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:00, Thursday, 21 June

A law should be made to ban freelance freight and ban on running open arms. But this law has not passed due to the effect of the influence of the owners and arms lobby in congress of arms manufacturing factories.

June 20, 2018
No Gun Control Legislation -70 People died in 3 days in United States
[This author could be replaced with a relatively simple computer program. Or, quite possibly, he already has been. With these anti-gun people it’s sometimes so hard to tell.—Joe]

Supposed to get into low three figures today and tomorrow. Yesterday was well into the nineties. It was nice to sit out on the porch in the evening rather than swelter in the cabin. Even though there wasn’t much evening breeze to cool things off I just opened all the windows and let the ceiling fans work while I sat out with the tablet ‘pooter and the bugs.

Sort of took a day yesterday. I needed a domestic day anyway…


Ten Years After Heller, Anti-Gunners Work to Erase 2A

by Dave Workman in Liberty Park Press at 07:35, Thursday, 21 June




Savage Arms Savage AXIS II XP Bolt Action Rifle, 243 Win, 22″ Barrel, Matte Stainless Steel Finish, Synthetic Stock, One 4 Round Detachable Box Magazine, AccuTrigger, Bushnell 3-9X40 Scope Mounted and Boresighted

ATF Agent gets Probation for Sneaking into Female Restrooms to take Pictures ... [More]
And this year's Russell Vanderwerf Award for Outstanding Perversion in the Line of Duty goes to...

I can't tell you how many times I've almost been caught doing that, if for no other reason than the thought would never occur to me. I'd bet if I were though, I'd get more than probation because I'm not a highly-trained professional.

Are we still allowed to have "female restrooms"? And we wonder why people are confused...

[Via Fed Up]

Short: Revolvers with Manual Safeties

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Thursday, 21 June

One of the classic mistakes make by authors who are not “gunnies” is to have a character threateningly click off the safety catch…on a revolver (sound effects editors do it in movies and TV, too). Argh! That’s not a thing!

Except that, well, it sometimes is a thing. The Webley-Fosbery automatic revolver is the best known example, in large part due to its appearance in “The Maltese Falcon”, but there are lots of other examples of revolvers with manual safeties. Let’s have a look at a few…

Weekly Range Session

by David in Musings Over a Barrel at 07:08, Thursday, 21 June

I do miss being able to practice outdoors, but when the "feels like" temperature hits 102°, I am more accepting of the limits at an indoor range. That was my thought as I drove to the range one day after work this week. (Still, it was a bittersweet thought of fun days past.)

I started with a couple of magazines shot strong hand only and then some rapid fire strings at 7 yards. After putting up a fresh target, I pushed the carrier out just a bit further to 12 yards. I did the rest of my practice at that distance.

In my ...

The IPSC World Shoot Shotgun 2018 has ended and I hope all competitors are back home safe now. The location was Chateauroux, France, where the French have built an excellent National Shooting Center for all sorts of shooting sports. The Firearm Blog was there of course and below you can see a variety of pictures […]

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This guest post is written by T. Logan Metesh, a current Firearms Specialist at the NRA National Firearms Museum in Virginia. It is his first post for TFB. Admittedly, the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums was not a place that I expected to have an impressive collection of firearms, both on display and […]

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Recently TFB was able to sit down with Rob from Cabot Arms and conduct an in-depth interview about the odd meteorite 1911 pair that they created, but also more about the founding the company itself. Nick C. was also present during this interview and was instrumental in asking questions. Some of the photos shown here […]

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When your sleep buddy is a cozy guinea pig..
— Land of cuteness (@landpsychology) June 21, 2018

. . . because we don’t bring them cases they want to hear.  I’m not a Supreme Court watcher, but anybody can play one. The Supreme Court is unique in that it can’t take the initiative.  A party must bring a case to the Court and request certiorari, i.e., that the court agree to hear […]

they usually wind up being called anti-intellectual, or accused of 'hating learning'.  However, being pissed about nonsense like this has nothing to do with a dislike of learning:
In an abstract for the book, Ernest claims that although he does “acknowledge that mathematics is a widespread force for good,” “there is significant collateral damage caused by learning mathematics.”

According to Ernest, this “collateral damage” happens in three ways. First, he argues, the styles of thinking involved with mathematics are “detached” and “calculated” ones, which value “rules, abstraction, objectification, impersonality, unfeelingness, dispassionate reason, and analysis” — which he claims “can be damaging when applied beyond mathematics to social and human issues.”

The second problem, he explains, is that “the applications of mathematics in society can be deleterious to our humanity ...

He Ignored a Warning From an Armed Homeowner

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:38, Thursday, 21 June


A vote could happen as soon as today, so be sure to call. I made probably a weekend’s worth of work for myself getting my club involved.

I don’t understand why people think we need HR 2227, the “Red Flag” law, when it’s trivially easy to make someone a prohibited person in Pennsylvania by 302ing them for psychological observation, and we already have prohibitions for people who file a Protection of Abuse order. This is probably harder to get than a PFA. So what’s the point? I think the point is Bloomberg thinks he can get this, and he’s right. Republicans love themselves some law-and-order, and if you can figure out how to get them chasing after that bone, you can beat NRA.

My issue with this bill is that in certain jurisdictions, like Philadelphia, these ERPOs are going to be rubber stamped. ...


Another idiot gun control law designed to make it harder to be involved with firearms in any way in California.

Start regulating gun parts.

Obviously an attack on the gun culture to make it easier later to muster the support to ban guns because fewer people will thusly be around to defend firearm keeping and bearing.

How does this even work?

I guess like Magazine bans work now.  MidwayUSA won't ship me an 11 round magazine to my house in Maryland because the state says so and MidwayUSA doesn't want to get cross threaded with Maryland.  And I understand that position, and all other vendors.

I guess they won't be sending Timney Triggers to Sacramento or La Jolla is this new law passes over there.

And it's less simple to go to Nevada or Arizona to get a new 1911 sear than it is for me to head off to Pennsylvania or Virginia.

But the banners are playing the long game.  They hope to get to PA and VA, too.  Some day.

We gotta defeat these monsters.


Last month I discussed some of the reasons why your place of worship should consider having a church security team. You can read that article here. In the time since that article was written, there have been several more news stories about churches that have been impacted by violence. One such story happened at The House of Refuge Church in Kansas City on May 21, where a greeter was wounded by gunfire during a church service. The shooter entered the church and fired multiple times, striking the greeter in the head. The greeter then fell through a window into the sanctuary. He was treated at a hospital for what, thankfully, have been described as non-life-threatening injuries.

Risk Assessment

Individuals who are criminally oriented will pick a “soft target” when possible. They will go for a location that is easy versus a challenging one. Obviously they don’t want to meet resistance, so they’ll size up the target ahead of time. The church security team’s job is to make their church a “hard target,” meaning one that makes criminals less likely to pick that church.



I feel like these videos are always such a glimpse into the past:

Are they splicing tape at Front Sight?  Are they converting analog to digital?  Are they using Final Cut 0.2?  😂 I’m actually deceased every time I see one of these videos.  I just assume the owner Ignatius Pizza has ...

Flex YUNG SAUER, flex:

Should have started the video with this clip:

Then transitioned to this background music:


Wednesday, 20 June


I fear that heat buildup may be shortening their life so I bought a USB powered fan which far exceeds my expectations.

The spider and diagonal holder I bought was inexpensive, and for good reason.  It was supposed to be for a 4.5" OD tube.  It was closer to 5", because one of the legs was substantially longer than the other two.  The diagonal holder was made of some unrecognized black plastic, likely nylon.  Its design was essentially identical to my aluminum diagonal.  I could probably have modified to meet my needs, but much of that time and frustration can be used to finish machining my design which is quite similar, although easier to make.  Why pay for sloppy work?

Medaite reports on ABC's breaking news that Trump associate Manafort has pled guilty to 5 counts of manslaughter.  ABC probably should plead guilty to five counts of truth murder daily.  CNN needs a life sentence.

So, the question that I keep asking Californians is, "Why do you stay and feed your taxes to the Beast?  This is a great time to take your $500,000 equity in your 3 bedroom, 2 bath house and move somewhere like Idaho where you can buy a very big house for that money and live on the return of the rest."

Recently received the following email, with exciting news…

Hello and good day.

My name is Edward, and I am contacting you for partnership by
reason of the significance of your Nationality, which concerns
claim/transfer of Approximately 21 Million US D0llars ia a fixed
deposit account left by a deceased Boss and Friend for onward
sharing between you and I in a ratio to be agreed.

Kindly get back to me as soon as you receive this email for
complete details as time is of the essence giving that we have
less than 2 month period to achieve this.



Can’t wait! So jazzed. I understand there will be some small enabling fees, but after that nothing can possibly go wrong.

Seriously, I’ve heard that people actually fall for this shit. They also say you can’t con an honest man…

Small Person and the IIncredibles.

by mzmadmike in The Sacred Cow Slaughterhouse at 19:12, Wednesday, 20 June

Today we took Small Person to her first real theater movie.  Separate vehicles due to schedule.  There was a lengthy line for popcorn, meaning 5 people, and verrrrrrry sllllloooow servers.
As we went down the corridor, she saw all the lit up promo signs and I think she knew it was a theater. We went into the IMAX and she got very excited, sat still, started munching a tub of popcorn half her size, and watched the trailers.
There's a short film before the main feature, and it was a very dark, touching film about parenting. I was surprised that Small Person, a week into age 4, grasped it and was sobbing. She is amazingly empathetic.
IIncredibles II was a hit. It goes right into the action, keeps a good pace, and was on the whole spectacular until near the end, where the characters are stupid about what they obviously need to do until right at the right moment.  A non-spoiler comparison is a character who needs a gun, clobbers the bad guy, and leaves his gun behind, until they find the "right" gun two scenes later. As right as everything else was, this was spoilingly BAD.
All the chara...

Photos of Illegal Alien Detention Centers from 2014

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 20:03, Wednesday, 20 June

Remind me, who was in the White House in 2014? Here Are The Photos Of Obama’s Illegal Immigrant Detention Facilities The Media Won’t Show You

I have tried to stay away from this topic, because like so much else, the discussion is insane.

Photos of border detention facilities from the Obama-era, taken during 2014, look nearly identical to the ones taken during the Trump era.

You never see them, however. Here they are, taken in 2014 during a media tour of Obama-era detention facilities in Brownsville, Texas, and Nogales, Arizona.

We don’t see the stories from the Obama administration, because the current kerfuffle is the answer to “What do we do, now that the Russia probe is imploding?” Which is a stupid question on its own.

Just click thru for the photos.


Blogger strikes again

by The Freeholder in The Freeholder at 17:46, Wednesday, 20 June

Yes, I know, I really ought to get off Blogger. I'm guilty of taking the path of least resistance here, but I suppose I'm going to have to give it more consideration, and sooner rather than later. Because this place just keeps getting better and better. Every. Time. I. Turn. Around.

Normally, Blogger will send me an email when I have a comment awaiting moderation. At some point, something fritzed, and by sheer accident I just found 7 comments, some over 30 days old, awaiting moderation. Merde.

They're all now moderated and posted. On behalf of the Google behemoth, you have a sincere "We don't care, we don't have to; you're the product and we give you this crap for free, so what do you want?" On my part, sorry about that.

As for me, I'm going to see if a setting got untwiddled. If that isn't it, I'll simply have to remember to look every couple of days for comments.

What caliber for grizzly?

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:59, Wednesday, 20 June

9mm, apparently. Scroll down.

It growled and started wildly thrashing around, still basically on the feet of my clients. My next shot hit it in the shoulder and it began twisting and biting at the hits and I continued firing as fast as I could see vitals. Five shots later it turned into the brush and I hit it again and it twisted and fell 20 feet from us!

Shot placement and lots of them.

AR-15 Sales

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:55, Wednesday, 20 June

Bloomberg: Why Gunmakers Would Rather Sell AR-15s Than Handguns

I found this particularly interesting:

For every 100 newly manufactured guns sold in America, according to industry estimates, as many as 35 are modern sporting rifles that are variants of the AR-15. But that portion of the market accounts for a disproportionate amount of gun-industry profits.

Independent Arms Designers in Soviet Union Foma Yazikov (1)A  little over six months ago we published an article about an independent Soviet firearms designer named Firs Barkanov and his firearm designs. Today we will tell about another such arms designer – Foma Yazikov. This exclusive content was published by the Kalashnikov Guns Magazine. Mikhail Degtyaryov, the chief editor of the KGM, kindly gave us […]

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God & Eugene: A Succinct Explanation Of The AR-15 Reload

by Nicholas C in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Wednesday, 20 June

I saw this video on Facebook and it is probably the best explanation of how to reload and use the bolt release I have ever seen. Clint Smith of Thunder Ranch is in the below video explaining the relationship between God & Eugene Stoner. While most of us know how to reload an AR-15, there […]

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“357 Defender” 12 Gauge Slugs by Ballistic Machinist

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Wednesday, 20 June

357 Defender 12 Gauge Slugs by Ballistic Machinist (1)Ballistic Machinist expands the range of his commercially available 12 gauges slugs. The latest addition to his product line are the shotgun shells loaded with slugs called “357 Defender”. Why is a 12 gauge slug named 357? Because it has a .357 caliber bullet inside it. As seen in the images, the slug consists of an […]

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Taking the lead by the Cody Firearms Museum, a unique gathering of firearms museum curators took place in Cody, Wyoming. Representatives from museums such as the National Firearms Centre in Leeds, Springfield Armory National Historic Site, NRA Firearms Museum, Autry Museum of the West, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Smithsonian Armed Forces Gun Room, National […]

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From elsewhere: "I love how the general blogging community has built the rep of being a bunch of panhandlers who will fellate anybody for some free shit and being treated like an Authoritative Source."
— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) June 20, 2018

While grumblings about the Trump slump have seemed to fade away, we are another potential loss in the firearms industry. Howell Munitions, the owner of Freedom Munitions, has petitioned a court ...



by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 13:16, Wednesday, 20 June

Sometimes projects take a lot of time in planning and you really don't see it come together for a while.  Such is this bathroom/outdoor kitchen project I'm working on.  For the past two days, I've been doing a lot of prep and planning, going through the plans step-by-step to make sure I didn't forget anything.

Today, we made progress, although it's hard to see .  We did a lot of carpentry and started roughing in both water and sewerage.  It's all kinds of work that has to be done before you can do the things that really show.

We added the final stud wall, got the toilet set up and did the carpentry that is necessary for the toilet installation.  Tomorrow, I'm going to rough-in the fresh water plumbing, and make lists of what I need for the electrical installation.

We're at THAT point, yes

by Rivrdog in Nom de plume: Rivrdog at 10:42, Wednesday, 20 June

Here's how close to War we are in this Nation: 1. The elected President can't get a thing done, the bureaucracy and Legislative and Judicial branches, most from the past President, actively oppose Trump's Administration, even to the point of calling their oppositon "The Resistance", a term of WAR. 2. The GOP, the President's Party, mostly opposes the President. The...

Keep It Coming

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:39, Wednesday, 20 June

[More]Here's why.  If old links no longer work, try 'em here.

And please spread the word.

Seems Like Old Times

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:54, Wednesday, 20 June

An event Wednesday in Sioux City. The group has not announced the time or location. [More]
You don't say.

Guns for gun controllers

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:54, Wednesday, 20 June

Gun Porn

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:52, Wednesday, 20 June

Welcome to Part 3 of TFB and LYMANS series on reloading for the beginner.  If you missed Part 1 or 2, you can find them here: At the end of Part 1, I list all of the components you should need to get started. Let me start by saying thank you to the […]

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In Part One of this series George Huang discussed the initial founding of the company and why the Battle Arms Development team excels at problem-solving. In this section, he talks to TFB about why the company wears lab coats at SHOT Show, duel meanings behind the company crest, and the latest products and developments. The […]

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Pineapple GrenadeSpike’s Tactical who is known for making edgy yet hilarious lower receivers has produced another gem for the firearms industry. They recently introduced their Pineapple Grenade stripped lower receiver that is modeled after the T-Shirt they already produce. The key features on this standard AR-15 lower that will make you the envy of all of […]

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BOTW: Concept HK416

by Tom R in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Wednesday, 20 June

Our second installment of the new Build of the Week feature was submitted by Victor (from Brazil). This is a concept “dream” build that he sent in with the hopes of someday being able to build out a version of it (he has sent in four revisions so far)…  I know we have some HK […]

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Now Available: Nikon P-TACTICAL SUPERDOT

by Tom R in The Firearm Blog at 05:00, Wednesday, 20 June

Nikon has recently been pushing into the sporting and tactical market, leveraging their excellent optics design and engineering talent (as evidenced by their history of cameras, binos, and hunting scopes).  I recently ran their BLACK X1000 during a precis...

I’m not a fan of torture tests, but I terribly abuse the Primary Arms 3x Prism with ACSS reticle and give my opinion of it. Product link: ««« GUNS IN THIS VIDEO »»» 10.5″ 1:7″ Melonited upper on RRA Form 1 SBR lower. ««« SPONSORS »»» Please Support Them! They help make our […]

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Spiritus Systems “Bank Robber” Chest Rig Review

by James Reeves in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Tuesday, 19 June

A few weeks back I asked the gang from the TFB Gear chat room (chat link is here: to recommend a few minimalist chest rigs. I wanted a small, light rig for 3-4 AR or AK mags, and the Discord boys made a number of suitable recommendations. I liked the Blue Force Gear 10 Speed […]

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During the Huntex 2018 exhibition, a South African company called Gun Warrior introduced the latest, Gen5 iteration of their Warrior aluminum bolt action rifle chassis. Although this chassis will be quite a capable platform for multiple applications (tactical, hunting etc.), it is primarily designed for the Precision Rifle Series (PRS) competition shooting. One of the features […]

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U.S. Army Buys PepperBall guns for Non-Lethal Protection

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 15:00, Tuesday, 19 June

Pepperball VKSPepperBall has announced that they have won a substantial contract to equip the US Army with their non-lethal Variable Kinetic System launcher. The contract is worth $650,000 and the PepperBall VKS is destined to equip troops in Afghanistan. The PepperBall VKS uses pressurized CO2 or Nitrogen to fire a VXR projectile containing PepperBall’s proprietary powder […]

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PEO weaponlight moduleAt a recent Close Combat Lethality Tech Day at the Pentagon, Program Executive Office Soldier showed off some of the new Multifunction Aiming Light, or MFALs, they have been testing. The new MFALs are designed to help soldiers acquire and hit targets quickly and efficiently in a variety of combat situations. New Multifunction Aiming Lights have reportedly been developed […]

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Rukavishnikov Experimental Submachine Gun

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 10:00, Tuesday, 19 June

Rukavishnikov Experimental Submachine GunProbably one of the most important developments in submachine gun design history was the invention of a telescoping bolt. The first production SMG utilizing such bolt layout is considered the Czech Sa vz. 23 and probably the most recognizable SMG that uses this solution is the Uzi. Thanks to the images published by the Kalashnikov […]

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Backup Rear Sight Mounted on Vz. 58 Stock Adapter

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 07:00, Tuesday, 19 June

CSA Backup Rear Sight Mounted on Vz. 58 Stock Adapter (1)CzechPoint USA, the US distributor of CSA (Czech Small Arms), has added to their products line a rather ingenious accessory called AR15/M4 sight rail stock adapter for BUIS. It is an AR-15 stock adapter for Vz. 58 rifles that also has a short top Picatinny rail section allowing to mount a backup rear sight. When folded […]

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LFD Research Films the Firing of .300 Blackout in a .2235.56 Chamber (2)The Internet is full of images of destroyed 5.56/223 AR-15 rifles that were accidentally loaded with a .300 Blackout round. It is not the best idea to try to push a .30 caliber bullet through a .22 caliber bore, is it? Of course, in the majority of cases, these are accidents that result in completely […]

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Recently we received an opportunity to sit down with one of the founders and current leader of Battle Arms Development, George Huang at the companies new location in Las Vegas. We discussed everything from the beginnings of the organization to how George applies his architectural engineering background to designing eye-catching and reliable AR15s. The Firearm […]

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Black NitrideBack on January 1st a new pistol was introduced by Springfield Armory to ring in the new year and it was their 1st .380 ACP ever! Then, on February 21st they unveiled some new iterations of that model with a Viridian Laser attached as well. Up until now, consumers have had to wait on the […]

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Update: Lage Manufacturing MAX-11/15 Project

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Monday, 18 June

Update MAX-1115 Project (1)About half a year ago we reported about the MAX-11/15 project which represents an AR-15 magazine compatible upper receiver designed by Lage Manufacturing for the MAC-11 lower receiver. The MAC-11 machineguns are relatively affordable and this project will allow many people who own these SMGs convert them into rifles chambered in .223 Remington/5.56x45mm NATO. Lage […]

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Cherry Bomb and Bottle Rocket Muzzle Devices by Q

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Monday, 18 June

Cherry Bomb and Bottle Rocket Muzzle Devices by Q (1)If you follow the firearms industry news then there is probably no need to introduce you the company that is simply called Q. This company is specialized in manufacturing suppressors, suppressor-tuned weapon systems, and suppressor related accessories. Just like many other suppressor manufacturers Q also makes their own muzzle devices. Today we’ll take a look […]

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Buy it at Ventura Munitions: Hornady .300 AAC 190gr Sub-X Subsonic We shoot Hornady .300 AAC 190gr Sub-X Subsonic ammunition from an upper with a 8″ 1:7″ twist barrel into Clearballistics ballistic gel to measure velocity, penetration, expansion/fragmentation, and retained weight. Bare gel Penetration: 17.2″ Retained weight: 178.6gr, 187.5gr Max expansion: 0.598″, 0.767″ Min […]

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Gyrojet Rocket Pistol & Carbine from the 1960s in Action

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Monday, 18 June

MBA Mark 1 Model B Gyrojet - RIATaofledermaus, perhaps best known for their experiments with various types of shotgun slugs and their great high-speed footage of those slugs slamming into things, have shared something much rarer. Shooting footage of not just a Gyrojet pistol but a Gyrojet Rocket Carbine too! If you’re not familiar with the Gyrojet, it is up there with […]

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Turkish Ata Arms Turqua Bolt-Action Rifle

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 10:00, Monday, 18 June

Ata Arms Turqua Bolt-Action Rifle3Continuing to analyze the development of Turkish bolt action rifles market, in this article we will take a look at features of the Turqua rifle made by Ata Arms. This is the third article dedicated to the development of bolt-action rifles in Turkey. You can read the previous two by clicking here and here. The Ata […]

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ZoreZORE has been making waves in the shooting industry with their unique safety locks for firearms. Back in April of this year, we at TFB actually had the opportunity to review one for ourselves. Zore touts themselves as the the world’s fastest locked-to-loaded gun lock maker and it is pretty difficult to argue against that with […]

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Black butterflyIn a strange case of internet misinformation, South Carolina ammunition manufacturer Black Butterfly Ammo has been pulled into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with fake reports of their products being used to wound civilian protesters in Gaza. On multiple social media outlets, users are outraged by the use of “exploding” butterfly bullets and often the postings include […]

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Iron Claw Tactical “tAnK 47” Rifle

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 05:00, Monday, 18 June

Iron Claw Tactical tAnK 47 Rifle (7)Iron Claw Tactical has published on their social media pages images of a custom built AK that they call tAnK 47. This rifle was built for a customer, who is an instructor running AK courses. The rifle is based on a WASR 10 and has an interesting combination of features and parts. First of all, […]

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TFBTV: The VEPR – A 100% Russian Sporting AK

by James Reeves in The Firearm Blog at 15:00, Sunday, 17 June

In this episode of TFBTV, James meets with Ryan Hicks of FIME Group. FIME imports European handguns and rifles. Ryan explains what the VEPR AK is – a 100% Russian AK that is legally imported to the US in common and odd hunting calibers. Moreover, due to Russian sanctions, no more are being imported in […]

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Two barrelsWelcome back my quiet-time friends and thanks for reading TFB’s Silencer Saturday. My name is Pete and I’ll be your host for today’s show.  Before we start talking metering and decibels, I’d like to start by asking for some help from you, our readers and fellow shooters. The five questions posted at the end of […]

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Sub compact Weapon trialsThe US Army has expanded its upcoming Sub Compact Weapon evaluations adding three more weapons to the trials. Back in May PEO Soldier – Project Manager Soldier Weapons issued a Request for Information to industry for a Compact, concealable 9x19mm submachine gun. Following this the US Army’s Contracting Command posted a notice on FedBizOps awarding 10 sole source […]

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ZRODelta and U.S. Optics Media Event

by Tom R in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Friday, 15 June

ZRODelta (pronounced “Zee-ro Delta”), along with U.S. Optics, put on a media event to showcase some of their products. The event took place at the Champion Ranch, Brady Lodge nearly smack dab in the middle of Texas (the boast having the geographical center of Texas). It included a number of executives from ZRODelta as well […]

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Back in February we reported on Elon Musk’s The Boring Company launching a flamethrower. Well Musk’s flamethrowers are beginning to make it into the wild. The first 1,000 ‘Not A Flamethrower’ flamethrowers were handed over to customers this week. A series of ‘Pickup Parties’ have been planned with one of the first taking place at […]

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Austrian TwistWhen it comes to the most all-around popular firearms in the world, the 10/22 platform has to rank up in the top 10. For 54 years the reliable rimfire rifle (and later pistol) has enjoyed a slow but steady dose of enhancements, most recently including a takedown version that allows owners to easily pack and […]

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M2 Marines 2012The concept of stacking projectiles on top of each other inside a self-contained cartridge dates back to the 19th century. It has subsequently been revisited dozens of times by arms designers from all over the world. In the 1950s the US Military experimented with duplex (two projectiles) and multiplex (multiple projectiles) cartridges during Project SALVO. […]

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BENCHMADE – The Ultimate Experience

by Pete in The Firearm Blog at 11:27, Friday, 15 June

Before we get into the Benchmade contest detailed below, we wanted to open up a dialog about the possibility of having more dedicated knife reviews at TFB. Along with watches, knives and guns always seem to run in the same circles. Whether it’s an Everyday Carry setup, survival gear or just another tool for your […]

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firearm training systemOutWest Systems recently debuted their SharpShot EZ-Trainer Marksmanship Training System. It’s a laser based training system that includes a target holding box that works with a standard 8.5 x 11 inch paper target and a smartphone/tablet app. To use the SharpShot EZ-Trainer you’ll need to also use one of the various laser training devices on […]

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REINSTATED: Brownells Back On YouTube!

by Pete in The Firearm Blog at 10:00, Friday, 15 June

As you may have already heard, firearms and parts retailer Brownells was removed from YouTube and later reinstated without a detailed explaination as to which community guidelines had been violated that landed them in social media jail. Although the channel’s return is a victory for both Brownells and consumers alike, the trend towards demonetizing videos […]

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AlphaWolfWhile the overall market for AR-15s continues to remain consistent as of late, one sub-market within that category that continues to inch upward are pistol-caliber carbines (PCC). With the ability to share ammunition with people’s handguns, the more affordable cost of ammunition relative to rifle calibers and the potential to even share magazines with handguns, […]

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PaletteSeveral years ago, SilencerCo offered an “In The White” version of their rimfire monocore Suppressor the Sparrow. Sure, it did everything my normal Sparrow did, but I wanted one anyway. Alas, that white little bird never ended up flying into my cage safe, mostly due to the dust in my wallet. Fast forward to 2018, and […]

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Lever action repeaterAs you may or may not know, in Australia most semiautomatic firearms are not available to the civilian population – this surprisingly includes rimfire rifles. Thanks to an email from John of Firearms Owners United, we are getting a look at a series of new Savage Arms rifles that are classified as manual actions, but […]


Cat Crap Lens Cleaner

by Richard L. in The Firearm Blog at 05:00, Friday, 15 June

Cat CrapYes, when I first heard about Cat Crap I was a little surprised by the name as well. However, I have had numerous lenses that get covered in lint or dust. I have also had issues with lenses fogging. Despite multiple “solutions”, I have seen minimal improvement. Carry Optics Carrying a handgun with a Trijicon […]

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Steel Targets can be an awesome addition to any training regime, whether it be for self-defense, long distance shooting, any sort of competition, or just plain bragging rights at the range with buddies. Due to their reactive “CLANG”, steel targets give shooters instant feedback on whether or not the fundamentals are being properly applied. But […]

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MePaBlu Line of Female-Specific Hearing Protection

by Rachel Y in The Firearm Blog at 04:00, Wednesday, 13 June

MePaBlu's Line of Female-Specific Hearing ProtectionMePaBlu, a German firearms accessory manufacturer introduced their line of hearing protection made specifically for women. Taking into account the ergonomic differences between male and female shooters, MePaBlu took the time to evaluate all of the gender-specific changes needed in order to create one-of-a-kind hearing protection for women shooting any type of firearm, rifle or […]

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spring recoil padAn article was released yesterday where I had the opportunity to shoot a Hi-Point Carbine chambered in 9mm and .45 ACP outfitted with the High Tower Armory MBS-95 Conversion stock. In that review, I pretty extensively discussed the features and benefits of the new conversion stock as well as some pros and cons. One thought […]

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Turkish Huglu OVIS Bolt Action Rifles

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Thursday, 14 June

Huglu OVIS Bolt-Action Rifles (3)3We can definitely say that we are observing a growing trend of Turkish arms manufacturers entering the bolt action rifles market. About a month ago we talked about the Istanbul Silah Monza rifle and there are at least three other Turkish manufacturers that are trying to conquer the bolt action rifle market: MKEK, Ata Arms […]

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NEW OPTIC: Aimpoint Drops The ACRO

by Pete in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Thursday, 14 June

AcroOptic and electronics manufacturer Aimpoint has officially announced the release of a new series of sights. The ACRO – Advanced Compact Reflex Optic – is a red dot purpose-built for handgun applications that is fully enclosed to withstand shock, temperature and vibration changes better than traditional “open” micro red dot sights. Rounding out the specifications […]

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Back To Basics: The Absolute Zero

by Richard L. in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Tuesday, 12 June

When obtaining an absolute zero fundamentals are essential. Not fully applying the proper fundamentals will decrease the accuracy of the data gathered through the impact on the grouping. There are also some tips and tricks that will significantly improve the precision of our zero. What is an Absolute Zero? An absolute zero is when we […]

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Welcome to Part 2 of TFB and LYMANS series on reloading for the beginner.  If you missed Part 1, you can find it here:  At the end of Part 1, I list all of the components you should need to get started. First I want to address something I learned from the comments of our readers most […]

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Do Pistol Disarms Actually Work? UF Pro Investigates.

by James Reeves in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Thursday, 14 June

Ah, disarm videos. The Rex Kwon Do of YouTube:   It seems like most or all disarm videos are unrealistic, choreographed middle-aged-man LARPing. In other words, they are great for a laugh – my favorite disarm video analysis typically comes from (click through for my favorite disarm vid). So when I saw that the […]

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21st Century Asian Arms Race spotted an image shared on the website of the Office of the Azeri President that is showing a rifle of Belarusian origins in a unit armory locker of the Azeri Armed Forces. The rifle in question was previously reported on by TFB in February of this year. Appearing in a display […]

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Tampa PD to Replace Smith & Wesson M&P with SIG Sauer P320

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Wednesday, 13 June

Tampa PD SWATAccording to a press release from SIG Sauer, published on 11 June, Tampa PD have opted to replace their current Smith & Wesson M&P duty pistols with the P320. Tampa PD will purchase 1,375 P320s to equip officers, although no calibre was specified, the department currently uses .40SW. While the department’s current standard sidearm is […]

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MTM Case-Gard Introduces New Tactical Pistol Case

by Rachel Y in The Firearm Blog at 04:00, Thursday, 14 June

MTM Case-Gard Tactical Pistol Case now available.MTM Case-Gard recently unveiled their Tactical Pistol Case line, capable of carrying multiple firearms at once. This helps to eliminate the need to carry separate handgun cases when going to the range. The addition of several key features allows the user to consider Tactical Pistol Case as a temporary storage option as well. Whether for […]

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For those of you who aren’t up to speed on the present state of YouTube: Subsequent to the Las Vegas shooting in October 2017, YouTube began semi-arbitrarily enforcing certain unwritten content guidelines relative to bumpstocks and other gun-related content that YouTube deemed to be “offensive”. I expressly use the term “offensive” because, at the time, […]

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TFB Review: High Tower Armory MBS-95 Conversion Stock

by Adam Scepaniak in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Wednesday, 13 June

MBS-95It was some time late in 2016 that High Tower Armory, a small company out of Minnesota, announced that they would be making a bullpup stock for Hi-Point Carbine rifles. After a long time of refining and polishing this project they have their end product to unveil to the public. The MBS-95 (Modular Bullpup System) […]

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by Pete in The Firearm Blog at 15:00, Thursday, 14 June

Mk18 urgMakers of the now iconic MK18 URG (Upper Receiver Group) in use by U.S Special Operations Forces for many years, Daniel Defense will be ...

NEW: Volquartsen Releases The Scorpion Holster

by Pete in The Firearm Blog at 10:00, Wednesday, 13 June

Scorpion HolsterAs if you needed another reason to invest in a Volquartsen Scorpion pistol. The team of rimfire experts based in Carroll, IA has announced the availability of three versions of Kydex holsters for their competition-ready pistols. Built by LAG Tactical and designed in cooperation with Volquartsen, the Scorpion Holster will accommodate all red dot sights […]

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A confidential source has revealed to TFB the current contestants that have passed the most recent phase of the Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifle Competition (NGSAR). This phase is less of an actual competition between small arms prototypes but more of a theoretical feasibility of design concepts before any trials progression ensues. Results from this […]

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Dancing FBI Agent Facing Felony Charges

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Thursday, 14 June

Last week we reported that an FBI agent accidentally opened fire when he hit the dance floor in Denver.  The agent negligently discharged his firearm wounding a member of the public in the leg while doing a back flip on a dance floor of a Denver club. The 29 year old FBI agent, since identified […]

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What is the most popular tactical apparel brand in Iraq?

by Vladimir Onokoy in The Firearm Blog at 05:00, Wednesday, 13 June

I first heard the term “tacticool” somewhere around 2012. At that time, a friend of mine and I were training with US ex-special operations instructors in South-East Asia, and instructors loved to make fun of Hong-Kong airsofters, who showed up to a basic shooting class in full combat loadout. The temperature on the range was […]

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The US Army has confirmed that the M110A1 Compact Semi-Auto Sniper System (CSASS) is due to undergo production qualification testing and should be approved for limited user testing in early 2019. Production qualification testing is carried out prior to full-rate production to ensure the effectiveness of the weapon and confirm the proper manufacturing processes and […]

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Odds and Ends

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 13:57, Wednesday, 20 June

Here are a bunch of interesting things that might interest you.

I just ran across Total Survivalist Libertarian Bitchfest, which may be the greatest name for a blog ever.  Added to the blogroll.

Alexander the Great and how he beat the Persians at Arbella.  Ancient Military History FTW!

Good tip on what it means when you see a service dog without a handler (hat tip: A Large Regular):

[UPDATE 20 June 2018 16:56: IMPORTANT! A contrary view is here. Thanks to Unknown in the...


If we wiped out the ATF agency tomorrow, we would all sleep more soundly the next night, and our tax burden would decrease a bit. If we limited our fears to what is rational, most of government would disappear.

Jim N. Taylor
June 19, 2018
COMMENTARY: Flat sales taxes fail to discriminate
[It is irrational to expect people to be rational.—Joe]

Apparently fraud.  6/7/18 Medium:

Whether you learned about Philip Zimbardo’s famous “Stanford Prison Experiment” in an introductory psych class or just absorbed it from the cultural ether, you’ve probably heard the basic story.
Zimbardo, a young Stanford psychology professor, built a mock jail in the basement of Jordan Hall and stocked it with nine “prisoners,” and nine “guards,” all male, college-age respondents to a newspaper ad who were assigned their roles at random and paid a generous daily wage to participate. The senior prison “staff” consisted of Zimbardo himself and a handful of his students.......

Get Woke, Go Broke

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 07:49, Wednesday, 20 June

6/19/18 Bloomberg:

Starbucks also plans to close about 150 company-operated stores in densely penetrated U.S. markets next fiscal year, three times the number it historically shuts down annually. Shares slid as much as 5.1 percent in early trading on Wednesday.

Or so I remind my students.  06/20/18 New York Times:

WASHINGTON — Deaths now outnumber births among white people in more than half the states in the country, demographers have found, signaling what could be a faster-than-expected transition to a future in which whites are no longer a majority of the American population.
The Census Bureau has projected that whites could drop below 50 per...

6/19/18 WRAL:

The number of Americans seeking Social Security disability benefits is plunging, a startling reversal of a decades-old trend that threatened the program’s solvency. It is the latest evidence of a stronger economy pulling people back into the job market or preventing workers from being sidelined in the first place.
The drop is so significant that the agency has revised its estimates of how long the program will continue to be financially secure. This month, the government announced that the program would not run out of money until 2032, four years later than its previous estimate last year. Two years ago, the government had warned that the funds might be depleted by 2023.
My impression when I applied after my stroke, was that many of the newly disabled were suffering psychological problems.  A lot of older workers, at least in my field,...

Moving on…

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 08:19, Wednesday, 20 June

Neighbor D really didn’t want to drive his backhoe all the way to Boot Hill anymore, but the shovel-and-tamping-bar method of digging a scavenger-proof grave big enough to hold LB was threatening to put me in traction so he relented yesterday morning and we got it finished with a minimum of further fuss.

I’ve permanently added him to the sidebar…

…and in the fullness of time he’ll have a stone like all the other major pets…

Only unless Landlady talks me out of it LB’s will read

Little Bear
Jeep Hog and Babe Magn...

Are Two WA Cities Poking at State Preemption Law?

by Dave Workman in Liberty Park Press at 08:40, Wednesday, 20 June


Britain Has Knife Attacks; Sweden Has Grenades

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 08:03, Wednesday, 20 June


Bombings increased significantly in 2015, with Swedish police investigating around 100-150 explosions. There were over 30 explosions reported in the Swedish city of Malmö alone by August 2015, up from a total of 25 in all of 2014. Malmö police have consequently warned about undetonated grenades in the city. According to Swedish police, the use of hand grenades in crime is unprecedented in all comparable European and non-European countries, and the only countries with similar characteristics are those with warlike conditions.


damage to USS Fitzgerald

Robert Stacy McCain received an anonymous letter pointing out that other issues besides simple negligence were involved in the USS Fitzgerald’s collision.

Hi, Stacy.

During the early weeks after the USS Fitzgerald was speared by a lumbering Philippine container ship, it was noteworthy that the captain and a couple of admirals were publically named, but not the actual officer in charge, the officer of the deck. (OOD) The other person who should have kept the Fitz out of trouble is the person i...

Everybody Wants the Emerald

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:23, Wednesday, 20 June

The Seattle Times reports on the judicial ruling.

The Bahia Emerald was first discovered in a mine in the Brazilian state of Bahia in 2001.

In the past 6½ years, nine men, one woman, three corporations and one government have laid claim to the giant emerald that’s been at the center of a protracted ownership dispute in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Judge Michael Johnson, the second judge to preside over the case, said Thursday he has determined the owner.

His tentative ruling hands victory to a holding company, FM Holdings, o...



Savage Arms Savage AXIS II XP Bolt Action Rifle, 30-06 Springfield, 22″ Barrel, Matte Black Finish, Synthetic Stock, One 4 Round Detachable Box Magazine, AccuTrigger, Bushnell 3-9X40 Scope Mounted and Boresighted


Unresolved Conflicts

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:02, Wednesday, 20 June

I personally support most of the gun control bills in the General Assembly this year, but I was conflicted about the assault weapon ban even before I went to the Rifle and Pistol Club. I'm even more conflicted now. [More]
That's because you still haven't looked at things from a rights and freedom perspective.

[Via Jess]

The Thing That Would Not Die

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:57, Wednesday, 20 June

Assault weapons ban dies in Delaware Senate after months of fighting [More]
I wouldn't count on it staying dead.

[Via Jess]

Doubling Down

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:50, Wednesday, 20 June

Federal gun prosecutions double in St. Louis in an effort to target violent crime [More]
Aside from the fact that the Constitutional authority is nonexistent, it will not achieve its stated goals and the net that casts will also catch those who are not threats and will not cooperate with their own disenfranchisement, what's not to like?

[Via ...

The Real Weapon

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:36, Wednesday, 20 June

[More]If it was known he could not be trusted with a gun, why was he trusted without a custodian?
Former police officer in Kinloch, Wellston and Hillsdale admits disability fraud [More]
WarOnGuns has obtained exclusive footage:

Sing it, John!

[Via bondmen...

The French Connection

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:16, Wednesday, 20 June

Halbrook now deploys his investigative and storytelling talents to reveal another forgotten chapter of World War II history in his latest book, Gun Control in Nazi-Occupied France: Tyranny and Resistance. [More]
Anyone with the power to disarm you is a tyrant, and tyrants by nature are genocidal.

This useful idiot says it's a "threat" to refer to enabling Abrüstungs jugend as "the enemy."

Hey, he's just parroting talking points.

Anyone who wants you disarmed is the enemy, including these nouveau Vichy collaborators.

[Via ...

A Clear Impossibility

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:19, Wednesday, 20 June

Diane Locklear called 911 and reported her daughter was 'violent' and threatening to shoot herself [More]
With what?

Unless this is implying "commonsense gun safety laws" don't work...?

[Via Dave Licht]

Chesterfield teens who shot each other in deadly exchange illegally acquired their guns on the black market [More]
If this doesn't make the case to impose unconstitutional prior restraints on you, nothing does.

[Via Mack H]

Ankle Deep

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:03, Wednesday, 20 June

Felon, wearing GPS ankle monitor, rapes woman while it's beeping... [More]
That's not what I meant by "custodian."

I'd consider collars, provided anyone who can be trusted can activate them.

[Via Mack H]

Politicians are being targeted in Mexico ahead of the country's July elections, and the latest murder was caught on surveillance video. [More]
Coming soon to a district near you.

Mr. Benny hasn't made his mind up about that yet.

Notice how none of those screaming loudest about border detentions seem to be offering up any solutions that will screen out the monsters?

[Via Steve T

For the Children

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:43, Wednesday, 20 June

American Children Terrorized by CPS While Lawmakers Cry About Border Children [More]
There's a word for those who are more interested in advancing the goals of foreign invaders than they are those of their countrymen.

[Via Michael G]

Swedish Meatballs

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:25, Wednesday, 20 June

Witnesses were quoted as saying that at least one attacker was armed with an automatic weapon. [More]

Not "terrorism" but "gang-related"...?

Dare I go out on a limb and speculate that names like Olaf, Lars and Sven were not involved...?

[Via ...

In Soviet Russia, Bank Robs YOU

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:32, Wednesday, 20 June

Looks like "we" are becoming more like them every day, courtesy of rope-selling "capitalists"... [More]

[Via Felix B]

The Dominican Republic Gets Mausers, 50 Years Too Late

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:01, Wednesday, 20 June

This Dominican Mauser is coming up for sale here.

The Dominican Republic is one of the few Central and South American nations which did not buy Mauser rifles when they were the top of the line military armament available. Instead, the Dominicans waiting until the 1950s, and bought surplus long and short Mauser rifles from Brazil. Using their newly built arms factory in San Cristobol, they refurbished these Brazilian Mausers by scrubbing them of all markings, giving them a heavy new dark finish (including the receivers, which were originally in the white), varnishing the stocks, and remarking them as Dominican Republic property. Some were also rebarreled to .30-06 from the original 7x57mm, but apparently only a minority of them. Some of these were subsequently used, and some just went right into storage until ultimately sold as surplus and brought into the US.

The Derp Runs Deep With This One

by David in Musings Over a Barrel at 06:17, Wednesday, 20 June

This might possibly be the most inane thing I've read online all week, if not all year. In a Letter to the Editor in our local bird cage liner, entitled "Police need more clearly defined rules of engagement"...

All police departments should have very clearly defined rules of engagement, with an emphasis on the use of non-lethal devices, i.e., Tasers and rubber bullets, before guns are discharged. And they should all have their body cameras turned on.

Perhaps you remember a time when the police always fired a shot in the air and shouted “Stop! Police!” before they shot at someone. What has happened to this idea? I haven’t heard it mentioned for years, nor have I seen it used in any of the videos showing police shootings.

Is “protect and serve” still in effect as police forces become more militarized?

It's distressing that people who are incapable of telling the difference betwe...

Here be no dragons...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 08:00, Wednesday, 20 June

"No planes, no interstates, and no hotels. And definitely no chain restaurants." These are the rules a Harvard prof uses in introducing Ivy League students to flyover country.

Go read the article. It's surprisingly fair, even sympathetic.

Homeward Bound

by ASM826 in Borepatch at 09:52, Wednesday, 20 June

Paul Simon is retiring from touring. We drove up to Greensboro, N.C. and saw him in concert. We caught one of the last U.S. venues. Here's one of the songs he performed in the encore.

It is the music we used to listen to when we were dating. Her old vinyl albums and a little record player. Back when all the future was in front of us and I hadn't even decided to go to Parris Island yet.

“Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it’s in the bones, it’s in the bones.” ― Keith Richards

OK, this is a cheap shot

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 08:34, Wednesday, 20 June

But it's a funny cheap shot.

— Sal the Agorist (@SallyMayweather) June 20, 2018

The Queen Of The World and I watched a really interesting film the last movie night.

First, it was a good flick, with a good script, good acting, interesting characters, and a compelling story.  We give it two thumbs up, and the QoTW thinks it for for a royal command performance.  She remembered the film and picked it for movie night.*

But what I thought was particularly interesting was the choice of villain - a US Senator in the pocket of Tucker's competitors.  The Senator used the FBI and the IRS to go after Tucker's company and shut it down (this story is a little timely, amirite?).

You see, Tucker had designed a revolutionary car, one with enhanced safety features, fuel injection, a...

No fewer than 60 organizations branded "hate groups" or otherwise attacked by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) are considering legal action against the left-wing smear factory, a Christian legal nonprofit leader confirmed to PJ Media on Tuesday. He suggested that the $3 million settlement and apology the SPLC gave to Maajid Nawaz and his Quilliam Foundation on Monday would encourage further legal action.
They've been sliming people and groups for years, and now it's coming around to bite them in the ass.

Translated from politician: "We don't want to actually fix this, we want something we can use as a club on Trump."

Post something the Twidiots don't approve of, you get thrown out; post about killing ICE agents, no ...

And surprise, surprise. He remains a violent criminal. Revealed: Gunman who opened fire on festival-goers before cops shot him dead was a gang member on early release from prison having been convicted of MURDER

A shooting in Trenton that left 22 injured on Sunday may have been prevented if one of the suspects wasn’t granted an early prison release for murder, and an additional sentence for racketeering during his incarceration.

In 2004 he was sentenced to 18 years for his role in a murder. (He was 17 in 2004.) He got an extra 6 years for racketeering while in prison, related to gang activity. But he was reformed (or something) and so was on the street.

But what we need are more gun laws, to make it even more illegal for a felon to possess a weapon or attempt mass murder. Or that’s what New Jersey’s governor thinks.

Because keeping violent criminals in prison would be socially unjust. Or something.

An Epic Failure of the Victim Selection Process

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:20, Wednesday, 20 June


Armed Self-defense Stops Arson

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:00, Wednesday, 20 June


The Theme from Mission Impossible

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:00, Wednesday, 20 June

I love the song in general. I love Lindsey Sterling’s work, and that of the Piano Guys. Put it all together…

“The Theme from Mission Impossible” featuring Lindsey Sterling, from the 2013 album Piano Guys 2 (which was actually their 3rd album). (The bloopers at the end of the video are worth your time.)

2018 Steel Challenge Results

by Caleb in Gun Nuts Media at 09:16, Wednesday, 20 June

The 2018 Steel Challenge World Championship is officially in the books, and it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that a cast of familiar faces has once again dominated the leaderboard. The Top 3 in Open are all previous champions, finishing 1st-3rd in this order: KC Eusebio, BJ Norris, Max Michel. For the Limited...


Got nuffin

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 04:17, Wednesday, 20 June

I need to hit the range.  Should schedule that for later today.  I feel kinda relaxed.

Also got a hankering to buy a gun.  It's been a while.  Let's see what's doable on the get-list:

  1. Custom single stack Commander length 9mm 1911. 
  2. DeLisle style new made bolt action rifle, left handed. .45
  3. S&W M&P
  4. .22TCM/9mm single stack Armscor 1911
  5. CMP vintage Colt 1911. 
  6. Hudson H9
Well the first two have a long long lead time.  And a CMP vintage gun...  Not feeling it right now.   Same with the Armscor .22TCM.

That leaves an M&P or H9.  I'll see where my mood lies when I get to the gon sto.  H9s should be gettable in Maryland by now.

It's been so long!

'About 60 Organizations' Are Considering a Lawsuit Against the SPLC Following $3M Nawaz Settlement [More]
What's the Nike slogan again...?

In the mean time, any organization that presents the Southern Preposterous Lie Center as a credible source should have its own credibility challenged.

[Via Michael G]

2018 Practice Session #15

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 03:49, Wednesday, 20 June

Written by: Greg Ellifritz


My friend Claude Werner recently wrote an article where he postulated most shooters don’t do any real structured practice with their firearms.  They plink or play, but they generally don’t perform drills designed with realistic standards in order to improve performance.  In the article, Claude talked about sharing details and photos of his practice routines to give novice shooters an idea about how they might better spend their practice time.


I think that is a wonderful idea.  I plan on sharing the drills I shoot in my weekly practice sessions.  Hopefully, you will get a little value out of my posts and come up with some new drills to make your own practice sessions more effective.


I’ve been slacking a bit lately.  I normally try to practice at least once a week.  Due to some family medical problems, my free time has been a bit tighter than u...

There isn’t really a standard recipe for the ideal Syren ProStaffer, but these 3 ladies have what it takes to promote the Syren brand of shotguns.  Some of the things they have in common are a great attitude, big welcoming smiles to everyone they meet, a love of our guns and shotgun shooting!  As we keep moving forward, we are adding ambassadors geographically and with Victoria Powell down in Georgia, Jennie Kate Conley in Tennessee and Dorothea Clevenger in Pennsylvania, we are spreading the Syren message far and wide.

Who is in charge?

by tpolnathan in The Price of Liberty at 05:00, Wednesday, 20 June

By Nathan Barton

Bear with me: this is going to start on a religious note, but we’ll soon get to the political and societal side of things.

More and more, as I study the Bible and religious matters, by myself and with others, I ask myself and others a very simple question.  “Who is in charge?”

Simple, but important.  Both in religion and in society and politics. Whether discussing matters with a “Christian” or a Muslim or a Jew, LDS or Christian Scientist or Jehovah’s Witness, or Jainist or even Zoroastrian, many questions and issues boil down to that.  If you believe in God, and you believe the holy books of those groupings of religions (none of which is monolithic), you believe in a Creator, and the question is both critical and simple.  The being which makes something is in control of what it (He) makes.

Almost all religions claim that they believe God (or gods) is in charge.  But do things actually work that way?  Who is actually, practically, in charge?  The prophet? The pontiff? The denominational officers?  The pastor? The women’s aid society? Who claims to speak for God?  W...


-- The economy is so strong that the number of people on Social Security disability is "plunging, a startling reversal of a decades-old trend that threatened the program’s solvency." 2yrs ago system was going to be insolvent by 2023. Now 2032.

-- Food stamp use that had been steadily increasing under the Obama administration has fallen to an ...

Mayonnaise Jar Control

by Jerry The Geek in Cogito Ergo Geek at 23:49, Tuesday, 19 June

If it saves just one cat!

NOTE: this was a link found in the following article on NJ101.5:
Alleged shooter dead, 22 hurt; Weedman claims cops shot him running away:
More From New Jersey 101.5

How wonderfully hypocritical

by tpolnathan in The Price of Liberty at 22:59, Tuesday, 19 June

By Nathan Barton

Ari Armstong, a libertarian Republican in Colorado, just published his latest Colorado Freedom Report, discussing the response of the Colorado congressional delegation to the hot political fad of the month, trashing the Donald for the policy of separating parents and children when they jump the border.

He makes many excellent points, and the topic deserves more comment.

I really appreciate the sort of research and report Ari did, on the delegation’s responses. As I told him, it is heartening to see that they ARE responding, mostly appropriately.  Even Senator Ken Buck’s response is better than I would have thought, seeing how he’s such a big law-&-order type. (He is a GOP type from Weld County.)

But as I told Ari, and others, it is too bad that they didn’t do anything about this sort of abuse back in 2014.  I guess the guy squatting in the White House then was given a pass. (I don’t suppose it had anything to do with his Tranzi cred...

VICE Takes A Look Inside VET TV

by ENDO-Mike in Everyday No Days Off – Gun Blog at 00:16, Wednesday, 20 June

I know a lot of you guys hate VICE, but this is pretty good.  I like how real the main VET TV guy (Donny) keeps it:

3:18 – “There are 20,000 users right now that pay $5 per month for access to the content.”  I keep telling people this… it doesn’t matter that YouTube bans certain content… if you have great content you can charge for it, and people will pay.  If you have poor to mediocre content, or even relatively decent content that’s packed full of &#8...

A Couple YouTube Comedians Go Shooting

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


A lot of the commentary in this is pretty funny / relatable 😂.


Gat tip: David

The Old Man And The Gun Trailer

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

New drama alert:

I’m down for a good drama every now and then.  Robert Redford is timeless, so I’ll likely see this one.  It’s like they remade the movie HEAT, for old people.

Sometimes I forget how good old movies are.  I was in San Francisco this past weekend living life, and when I got back I realized I needed to watch Escape From Alcatraz (1979) again.  So good.


Tuesday, 19 June


Recently I hit a milestone on Youtube, but it wasn’t as exciting as I wanted it to be. I hit the 20K subscriber mark and though that may not seem like a huge number, my “Shootube” peeps are a pretty awesome bunch, especially since those who use firearms responsibly have to deal with political bias […]

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

722 tactical trainer



by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 16:54, Tuesday, 19 June

Greatest bartender in the world, she worked at the Fiddler's Green, the junior officer bar at Knox.  Kim was a slight, Korean woman.  She always wore tasteful clothing, and her bartender skills were legendary.  She know what everyone in the room was drinking.  And, trust me, Cavalry and Armor officers are exuberant drinkers.  Three hundred fools in her bar, and she knew what ever one of them was drinking.

One night in 81 I came in after three days in the field, teaching Guard soldiers tank gunnery..  I was parched, I was tired, and Kim was ready to serve.  Normally, I drank bourbon, but i told her I was ready to switch horses.  I wanted something different.  And I was hungry.

Kim looked at me with her inscrutable Asian eyes.  "You wanna vodka tonic, and a Ruben sandwich".  It wasn't a question, it was a statement of fact.

I trusted Kim.  She had been taking care of junior officers for many years.  "Okay", I told her.  "Vodka tonic and a Ruben sandwich."

I came back to Knox in '86 for the career course.  When I walked  into the bar, Kim looked at me, her eyes n...

Home invasions

by The Freeholder in The Freeholder at 18:27, Tuesday, 19 June

I don't want to belabor this subject too much; I know we've gone over it before. However, this one happened in a nearby small city, so it has perked up my situational awareness antennae just a tad.

High Point man charged with attempted murder in connection with home invasion

The fact that there was a home invasion in that particular small city doesn't surprise me; the place has been know for violence since before World War II. My Dad was stationed for a short time in another nearby city and they weren't allowed to go there as it was "off limits". The common name for the place? "Little Chicago".

Here's the part that I want to draw your attention to, good and hard:

"Witnesses told police that five armed men forced their way into the home and began shooting."

Yeah, I made that big for a reason. Five dudes came crashing in and started shooting. No warning and no "Give us the money" or "Give us the drugs." Sure, there is obviously more than they decided they wanted to ...

The Second Amendment Foundation and Citizen's Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms send:

BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today warned sponsors of anti-gun Initiative 1639 via a demand letter that their campaign “is utilizing unreadable petitions in violation” of state law, and demanded that this be corrected to “conform to the legal requirements.”
Olympia attorney Shawn Newman, writing on behalf of the two Bellevue-based organizations, noted, “The petitions for I-1639 have the proposed measure printed on the back of the sheets in such fine print as to be unreadable… Use of fine print is unconscionable.”
State law mandates that initiative petitions “have a readable, full, true, and correct copy of the proposed measure printed on the reverse side of the petition,” Newman’s letter warns.
“In the short time that I-1639 petitions have been in circulation,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb, “SAF and CCRKBA have been contacted by several people who could not read...


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