Friday, 23 April


The equation is: if property owners benefit from state violence then they are appropriate targets of people trying to dismantle state violence.

Joshua Blount @stickwithjosh
Tweeted on April 20, 2021
[Via Andy Ngô @MrAndyNgo.


Extrapolating a bit I come up with:

If Mr. Blount does not benefit from state violence then property owners could target him for personal violence without concern of state protection or prosecution.

That probably is not the best way to a civil society but I can see it has the potential to work.—Joe]

 They have an entire department and program--the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) Internet Covert Operations Program that looks at the internet, supposedly to make sure there are no threats to the postal service, employees, or facilities.  It seems that more than a bit of mission creep has occurred.  

Their expanded mission is to scour social media posts of conservatives and report any 'inflammatory' posting to the Department of Homeland Security--not seeing that social media posts have anything to do with misuse of the postal service.

They've fallen from the days of "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds" to 'we're going to spy on everyone' and throw legal ballots into the garbage and ...

Trump, Biden, and the border(s)

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 05:00, Friday, 23 April

Despite what he (and supporters) claimed to be his best efforts, The Donald failed in a LOT of ways to accomplish everything he supposedly set out to do. This is especially true regarding the U.S.-Mexican border. (And U.S.-Canadian line, but that is a different story.)

Trump did build about 250 miles of supposedly secure wall. But much – most! – just replaced existing weak fences and such. Think of it as rehabilitating a garage where three of the four walls have collapsed, and most of your repair is done to the one fairly intact wall.

In fact, in much of the border in Arizona and California, completely open in 2016, STILL has no border wall in 2021.

The question I ask is why.  Is it because Trump and the people he put in charge were incompetent and stupid?  Is it because the “deep state” thwarted the effort constantly?  Or is it because that is what Trump intended: a show which concealed the reality of not wanting to control the border?

Trump did build up the Customs and Border Patrol manpower – thus increasing spending (and borrowing) and the number of federal employees: ARMED fedgov employees. ...


by Mas in at 06:00, Friday, 23 April


Bergara Premier Competition RifleAccording to Bergara, their new Premier Competition Rifle is their most accurate and highest-performing production class PRS style rifle that exists. All you need is to pair it with your optic, zero it and the rifle is competition-ready right out of the box. This rifle could be quite nice for the upcoming Precision Rifle World Championships 2022. […]

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Aaron "Chamberbrake" Miesse recently connected on an awesome 3-mile shot. This would be impressive even for a shooter with arms!Aaron Miesse, also known as “Chamberbrake” in the ELR (Extreme Long Range) world, is an impressive shooter. He can boast a number of serious shooting accomplishments, including some 2,780 yard impacts with a 375 CheyTac in competition, 10 for 10 in a 10″ circle with a .308 at 901 yards, and 8″-10″ groups at 540 […]

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The Baghdad is a little known about rifle that is still extremely rare to come across both in the United States and even in Iraq. There are definitely more questions than answers when it comes to what we actually know about the rifle: It appears to have been built using the same machines and tooling […]

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But I have learned so much from amateurs and hobbies on YouTube.  Stuff I never would have gotten a proper inkling from a book in the 1990s, say.

Because of YouTube I know what a Tourbillon is, and how it goes together.

You know what I haven't learned?  Gunsmithing.  Well, advanced gunsmithing.  Tho I am all ears if you have a suggestion on a channel.  Some offering on Brownells come closest. 

The finer points of customizing a 1911 aren't conducive to mere 15 minute videos, and need more in person hands on instruction, I found.

Don't get me wrong, field and detail stripping videos are a tremendously valuable resource.  They just aren't "pull the trigger a little bit.  Feel that wiggle?  That's loose disconnector."

But the only way I was going to get insight on cutting an acme thread apart from in person training is a demo on an internet vidja,.

Our road is dangerous

by Sailorcurt in Captain of a Crew of One at 04:00, Friday, 23 April

We live on a fairly busy 4 lane city street. The speed limit is 35mph as it’s a residential area, but recently, it’s become more and more dangerous. We’ve always had issues with people driving too fast, but recently it’s been young people in sports cars or on motorcycles racing or showing off and coming off the light a couple blocks down as fast as they can.

This happened Wednesday right before I got home from Baseball practice with my grandson (watch the upper middle area):

That video is from one of our security cameras and it only caught the tail end of it so we can’t see the cause, but if you watch it again, you might notice a blue Mustang screaming by jus...

Weekend Knowledge Dump- April 23, 2021

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 04:00, Friday, 23 April

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


Top Concealed Carry Errors Explained

Are you making these errors?




Located between Tampa and St. Petersburg to the north and Fort Myers to the south, Charlotte Harbor and its surrounding barrier islands form the second largest natural estuary in all of Florida. Bordered by the communities of Boca Grande, Port Charlotte, Charlotte Harbor, Punta Gorda, and Bokeelia, Charlotte Harbor connects to San Carlos Bay to the south by way of Pine Island Sound and Matlacha Pass. Fed by the Wild and Scenic Myakka and Peace Rivers, the shallow, bar-built estuary covers nearly 5,000 square miles and is a haven for countless species of wildlife. It’s also one of the best recreational sport fisheries on the Gulf Coast for year-‘round multi-species action. Indeed, whenever your plans may take you to this special part of The Sunshine State, great fishing is happening.


While Charlotte Harbor is home to a solid population of juvenile tarpon, migratory, ocean-going silver kings begin to invade in April, first showing up in the lower harbor’s deeper holes and flats. Adult tarpon continue to stream northward through Pine Island Sound in small pods of 10-25 throughout ...


Preparedness Notes for Friday — April 23, 2021

by James Wesley Rawles in at 00:06, Friday, 23 April

On April 23, 1968, decimal coins (divisible by 10) were introduced in England. The 5 Pence coin replaced the former 1 Shilling (which was 12 old Pence.) And the new 10 Pence coin replaced the 2 Shillings Florin (which equated to 24 old Pence). The old non-decimal coins were removed from circulation by 1971. — A New SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Prize! We are pleased to announce that Siege Stoves is generously donating a new prize that will be part of the Third Prize package, starting with Round 94 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. They are donating the following complete …

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Using Different Size Axes, by Steve Acker

by SurvivalBlog Contributor in at 00:04, Friday, 23 April

Every year that I can make it I go on summer vacation for a week in Colorado in a remote wilderness area, camping, hiking and fishing with old buddies. It is roughly 50 miles off of the nearest paved road. The area we use is a primitive camping area and at 10,000 feet. Temperatures can range from 34 F to 92 F. I use this time partly to keep up my outdoor skills, practice axe skills, evaluate new camping equipment and ideas, practice alternate fire building skills, and sit around the campfire with the guys telling stories about how fast …

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Economics & Investing For Preppers

by James Wesley Rawles in at 00:02, Friday, 23 April

Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at the growing scarcity of some firearms magazines. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: PRECIOUS-Gold firms near 7-week high on weaker dollar, lower yields o  o  o Gold prices can push higher as bond yields have peaked – Metals Focus Economy & Finance: Travel on U.S. Roads Fell 12.1% …

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in at 00:01, Friday, 23 April

“Place on one side fifty thousand armed men, and on the other the same number; let them join in battle, one side fighting to retain its liberty, the other to take it away; to which would you, at a guess, promise victory? Which men do you think would march more gallantly to combat — those who anticipate as a reward for their suffering the maintenance of their freedom, or those who cannot expect any other prize for the blows exchanged than the enslavement of others? One side will have before its eyes the blessings of the past and the hope of similar …

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This is incredible 😂::

Oh the accuracy!  Too good. Gilly and Keeves channel is 4 for 4 now. Pure gold.

6 seconds of edgy content:

I’m assuming this was commentary on the recent ...

Thursday, 22 April


I like the analyst number

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 20:40, Thursday, 22 April

Last year my boss made it a requirement that everyone on our team must take the SANS FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence class, complete it, and take the certification exam by the end of 2021.

It was paid for by our employer and we were supposed to take the class online during company time. The class is about $8,000 and requires at least 40 hours.

I completed it last month, passed the exam on the 15th of this month, and received the certificate of completion today:


It wasn’t easy, but it wasn’t deadly hard either.

The “Analyst number” they assigned me was a special touch but entirely a coincidence.

Tucker does a great job here, showing the insanity of those who would deny that saving a vitim of a street stabbing is somehow a bad thing.  Probably racist.  It's all our collective faults for systemic racism.

This may be the incident where rational Americans wake up and see that the racists among us are not the white cops who are forced to an horrific attack.  This may be the incident where the left and the critical race theorists lose all their credibility.  This was plainly a violent lethal force encounter and the police officer was forced to use his weapon to protect an unarmed person.  He ended the threat, which is just exactly what he is trained to do.

These apologists for mayhem are wrong, and they are wrong on a level that defies reasonableness.

This was a good shoot, an almost perfect use of police power, and anyone who says differently has no credibility.  They should re-examine their entire educational experience, because somewhere their moral compas...


Governor Edwards is Behind the Curve

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 17:57, Thursday, 22 April

 Louisiana's governor John Bel Edwards is a West Pointer, and exemplifies what other officers who got their commissions from other sources call a "trade-school type".  He never has an original thought and he's better at following than leading.

Today he made his weekly pronouncement, and once again he's following the trends in the state.  This time by as much as a month.  He's thinking about ending the mask mandate.

At his weekly briefing Thursday on the state’s response to COVID-19, the governor said that decision will depend on the data – but that we should know next week.

Bil, (you poor dumbass), most of the state has already decided to end the mask mandate.  We just didn't bother you with the details. As a matter of fact, if yo look around the state, we've already made the decision.  Once again, you're behind the curve.  Just lie a West Pointer.

I'd feel sorry for the dumb sonofabitch, if he wasn't so arrogant in his p...

A couple of years ago we had a look at a few different semiautomatic pistols pursuing the reduction of the bore height over the hand. Among several commercial models, we saw a couple of promising prototypes from different periods. While these were highly innovative, they still kept a relatively traditional configuration. What we have here […]

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POTD: Poland Testing The New UKM 2020 Machine Gun

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Thursday, 22 April

ukm 2020Photo Of The Day: Above you can see some left-handed shooting with the UKM 2020 machine gun. As Poland changed teams and joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in 1999, the challenge to adapt their firearms to common NATO ammunition arose. The PKM machine gun was already being produced in Poland under licence, but […]

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One of the most interesting debates I’ve heard lately is whether to carry a stock handgun or a handgun with upgrades. There’s been more than one occasion the last few weeks where I’ve heard guys arguing the pros and cons of carrying stock or upgraded handguns. Both have their valid arguments and it’s not a […]

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Promoting Race War is Evil

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 13:58, Thursday, 22 April

 Promoting it when you are 12% of the population and the other 88% is heavily armed is braindead stupid.  Most black people will consider the speaker both evil and stupid.  But if you think fear of and prejudice against black people is bad now, consider what a few suburban attacks will do.

They stay a lot cleaner.

Over the past couple of years I finally shook the last of my chimney fire phobia and let my woodstove’s freak flag fly – ironically much reducing the probability of another chimney fire due to cool smoldering stove fires.

While the stove is still on the front porch, and since it’s time to put the whole thing to bed for the year anyway, I naturally planned to give the stovepipe a good end-of-year scrub. I...



by Borepatch in Borepatch at 09:57, Thursday, 22 April

The police arrested a dog that was giving birth on the side of the road.  She was littering. 

Good News

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 10:32, Thursday, 22 April

A few people who are >=14 days after second vaccination get infected.  In this group of residents of Skilled Nursing Facilities (I would guess almost entirely older and very sick people):

"Two thirds of persons were asymptomatic. A minority of persons with breakthrough infection experienced mild to moderate COVID-19–like symptoms; two COVID-19–related hospitalizations and one death occurred. No facility-associated secondary transmission was identified."

If this level of risk is involved for people who are at high risk, it sounds like vaccination is a big win. 

Densest Element Discovered

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 09:13, Thursday, 22 April

Oxford University researchers have discovered the densest element yet known to science.

The new element, Governmentium (symbol=Gv), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.

These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called pillocks.

Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert. However, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact.

A tiny amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction that would norma...

Some People Take This Perspective Seriously

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 09:04, Thursday, 22 April

Teenagers have been having fights including fights involving knives for eons. We do not need police to address these situations by showing up to the scene & using a weapon against one of the teenagers. Y’all need help. I mean that sincerely.


Thursday, Not Feeling It

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 08:06, Thursday, 22 April

 Piddling around the house today, waiting on the FedEx guy.  Doing laundry, entertaining the dawg.  I can't work up any outrage about anything.

Victor Davis Hanson has a column up at PJMedia, and reading through it, I was struck y the feeling that I didn't understand what he was saying.  I've been following Dr. Hanson's work for a long time, and I an a fan.  I'm not even sure what his theses was.

For myself, I am struck by the knowledge that much of what is reported on tin the national news has no actual impact on me.  The grass still grows, the dog still needs water, and whether or not some outrage occurs in a distant city really doesn't affect my acre. When I look outside, the grass still needs to be cut and the flower bed could use some work.  I suspect that a lot of America feels the same way I do.

I've spent the last couple of weeks with like-minded 2A enthusiasts, and while the national politic was part of the conversation, it was a tiny part.  Coming out of the Covid madness, we simply happy to enjoy each other's c...

Christensen Arms Introduces Their Modern Precision Pistol

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Thursday, 22 April

Utah-based Christensen Arms have introduced the new Modern Precision Pistol (MPP). Weighing in at between 4.4 to 5.8lbs depending on calibre, the bolt action pistol offers precision in a package that can fit into a standard backpack. The pistol is available in 300BLK, .223 Rem, 6.5 Creed and .308 Winchester with barrel lengths ranging from […]

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New Kahles HELIA 42 Rangefinder Binoculars

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 10:00, Thursday, 22 April

HELIA 42 RF kahlesThose who have never used high-quality binoculars are missing out. Over ten years ago, I bought my own first pair. They took a substantial bite out of my pocket, but the optical quality still amazes me and I never regret the purchase. Mine also has an integrated laser rangefinder, just like the new Kahles HELIA […]

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Noisefighters introduces their new HeatSync wicking covers for earmuff-style hearing protectors.If you shoot unsuppressed, you’ve got to wear hearing protection. Even with a suppressor, sometimes depending on the specific can and host, it can still be needed. Other than using silencers to protect your hearing, there are two basic types of ear pro, each with its own pros and cons: in-ear and over-ear.  You might […]

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We must join together to defeat the racist Critical Race Theory and other maddened toxins oozing from leftists.

Andrea Widburg
April 27, 2021
When it comes to woke tyranny, are the worms beginning to turn?
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]

Automotif CCXI...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 06:14, Thursday, 22 April

Oh, hey, look! It's the new (G42 series) BMW M440i! Hey, that's a pretty slick-looking ride from the side...

Let's walk around to the front of the car and see what's shakin' up there...


Microsoft this week released a preview version of Windows Subsystem for Linux GUI, or WSLg, which provides a way to run Linux applications with graphic interfaces on Windows devices.


"You can use this feature to run any GUI application that might only exist in Linux, or to run your own applications or testing in a Linux environment," explained Craig Loewen, program manager for the Windows Developer Platform at Microsoft, in a...

 Instapundit pointed me to these hysterical Toronto Police bragging about guns they have taken off the street.  While I think Canadian gun laws are stupid, at least some of these guns in criminal hands would be a public safety concern.  Others make me wonder if they realize how silly this makes them look.  As much as I hate antisocial media the responses to stupid can be riotously funny:

This sad little r...

A recent editorial by Branas and associates appeared in JAMA Psychiatry: “Beyond Gun Laws—Innovative Interventions to Reduce Gun Violence in the United States”. They give a bit of a positive message—interpersonal interventions to reduce violence can be helpful. The authors cite a review from the sociology literature finding that starting small, local organizations focused on […]

Funny teacher

by Midwest Chick in Non-Original Rants at 04:30, Thursday, 22 April

 I have a feeling she was riffing on this skit.

Segregated Policing

by Sailorcurt in Captain of a Crew of One at 05:26, Thursday, 22 April

The answer to this is obvious.

It’s tragic, but everything I see in this video indicates it was a legally justified use of lethal force. Yet we have people saying things like this:

[series of twitter posts outlining how evil the Ohio cop was for defending an unarmed girl’s life by using deadly force against the armed girl who was trying to kill her]

White cops should probably just stay out of black neighborhoods or refuse to respond to calls involving blacks. When you can save a young black girl’s life and still be decried as a horrible, evil, terrible person, it’s just not worth it anymore.

If the cop works in a department that requires them to respond when called, show up at the scene and be a good witness. Stand off to the side, let it play out and then dutifully mark where the bodies ended up after it’s all over. Don’t get involved, don’t render aid, don’t do anything until it’s all over with because if you involve yourself in any way, they’ll find a way to make you...

Contra government – makes more sense?

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 05:00, Thursday, 22 April

Years ago, Ronald Reagan (not exactly a libertarian hero, I admit) said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the Government, and I’m here to help.”

Everything we see in this messed-up world today proves this statement has a lot of truth.

Indeed, if one chose to always do exactly the OPPOSITE of what the FedGov (and State governments, and local governments) encourages (and often orders) you to do, you stand a good chance of living a far better life.

(I’m not talking about running stop signs or stoplights, people. As the old saying goes, a stopped clock is right twice a day. (Or are there too few people old enough to understand that any more?) I am talking about things a wee bit more complex.)

Government says “send your children to public school,” then you should opt out and find virtually ANY other way to educate your children.

Government says “wear a mask all the time,” then you should strongly consider NEVER wearing a mask.

Government says “normal people don’t need an AR-15&#8221...

The St. Ann’s Hospital Shooting

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

Last week in my hometown of Columbus, Ohio police officers had to shoot an armed patient in a local hospital.  Officers recorded the entirety of the close range shooting with their body cameras.  The shooting was unusual both by happening in a hospital and requiring a close quarters empty hand response to a lethal threat.  Since quite a few readers wrote in asking about my thoughts on the case, I decided to share my analysis.

Let’s set the stage…..

Westerville (a Columbus suburb) police officers were dispatched to a call about a man unconscious in a vehicle.  Officers arrived and found Miles Jackson unconscious and suffering from an opioid overdose.  The officers summoned medical attention and medics transported Mr. Jackson to a nearby hospital for treatment.

During this process, Westerville officers determined that their overdose patient had active warrants for both Domestic Violence and Weapons Under Disability (being in possession of a firearm as a convicted felon) out for his arrest.  Westerville officers arrested the man at some point in his treatment and stood by until off...

Type 97: Kijiro Nambu Adapts the ZB-30 for Japanese Tanks

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Thursday, 22 April

Introduced in 1937, the Type 97 was basically a copy of the ZB 26/30 pattern light machine gun adapted to use in Japanese tanks and armored cars. The adaptations included mounting an optical sight to the left side fo the action, moving the iron sights to the right, and moving the recoil spring to wrap around the gas piston so that a folding stock could be used. About 15,000-17,000 of these guns were made in 7.7x58mm (rimless), and used to equip all of the tanks and armored cars in Japanese service from 1937 until the end of World War Two.

Cabot Guns Reintroduces The National Standard Pistol

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 07:00, Thursday, 22 April

Cabot Guns Reintroduces The National Standard Pistol (1)Cabot Guns has announced the reintroduction of the National Standard pistol. Made with a combination of precision machining and hand fitting, this pistol is advertised to be “a benchmark that sets the modern standard for an American classic“. Let’s see what features this 1911 packs. Cabot Guns National Standard pistols are available chambered in .45 […]


Ruger 10/22 Takedown Chassis by Crazy Ivan LLC

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Covid Deaths

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 05:53, Thursday, 22 April

 Whatcha think?

The deaths in the first hump (1) are old people in crowded parts of the county. The deaths in the second hump(2) are when it spreads to the county as a whole.  Just a theory.  Nice to see the drop off now. 

And below is nationwide.  Also good news, trendwise.  I don't see how this thing can flare up again without a massive mutation that defeats all the vax.

Preparedness Notes for Thursday — April 22, 2021

by James Wesley Rawles in at 00:05, Thursday, 22 April

Today is the birthday of the late Charles Rankin Bond, Jr., who was born in Dallas on April 22, 1915. (Died, 2009.) He was one of the last of the AVG Flying Tiger pilots. Today is the birthday of actor Eddie Albert (born Edward Albert Heimberger April 22, 1906.) He died May 26, 2005, at age 99.) For his actions in the battle of Tarawa, he was awarded the Bronze Star with “V” device. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 94 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include: First Prize: …

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Building Prepper Infrastructure – Part 3, by 3AD Scout

by SurvivalBlog Contributor in at 00:04, Thursday, 22 April

(Continued from Part 2. This concludes the article.) Can you hear me now? How do you plan on communicating when your cellphone doesn’t work? There are numerous radio options available including FRS/GMRS, MURS, CB, Marine band, and ham bands. Having spare radios and accessories will be important and those spares should be stored in Faraday cages. The problem with radio communications is that they are not secure, meaning others can listen in on your conversations gathering information that might then be used against you. Some of those radios will require batteries too that may give out at some point and …

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The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods >> Thur. April 22

by James Wesley Rawles in at 00:02, Thursday, 22 April

SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “JWR”. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize emerging threats, and to be better prepared for both disasters and negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. Today, we look at Second Amendment Sanctuaries. Putting Nuclear Bombers Back on Alert? Top nuclear commander says he will push to put bombers back on alert if US gets rid of its ICBMs.  Thanks …

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in at 00:01, Thursday, 22 April

“Free speech is too dangerous to a democracy to be permitted.” – H. L. Mencken

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The report also provides some nebulous “justification” political talking points, like  “it appears that the use of unmarked ‘ghost guns’ in shooting sprees, shootouts with police, and other crimes have also increased,” along with some anecdotal incidents to emphasize the point. What it does not do is quantify the scope of the perceived “problem” or qualify how such a rule change will do anything more than infringe on the rights of those inclined to obey laws. [...

Editor’s Picks: Plate Carrier – Looking at Personal Kit

by Recoil Staff in Recoil at 01:40, Thursday, 22 April


It’s the time of year when the humidity level begins creeping its way up. My first concern is the havoc it wreaks on my hair, since no amount of straightening product tames this wild mane. My second, more important concern, is the costly damage humidity may cause to firearms and other items in my vault. Thankfully, Lockdown offers products to help control and monitor humidity.  

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Choosing ammo for 3-gun matches can be a daunting task. After competing in my third Olympics in Biathlon, I dove into 3-gun in 2014. Like many people, I made a great deal of mistakes along the way, but learned a lot about equipment and ammunition. Over the past seven years, I have experimented with many different kinds of ammunition and found a few things that might help you in your decision-making. Choosing the correct ammunition can help you gain an advantage over your competitors. Below, I’ve broken down some of the things to consider when choosing ammunition for competition shooting.

Wednesday, 21 April


Wow! Buyer's Remorse?

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 20:58, Wednesday, 21 April


Boomershoot Live is back up

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 20:50, Wednesday, 21 April

I had problems with the Boomershoot weather station and web cam for the last few months. There were some power issues in January (not enough solar), a web cam died, gophers ate a power cable, and then the webcam went sideways:


Last weekend I got everything is working again just in time for Boomershoot 2021. Here is a picture from this evening



This could be interesting

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 20:10, Wednesday, 21 April

Arizona Senate to Start Major Audit of 2.1 Million 2020 Presidential Election Ballots

The Arizona Senate, which is controlled by Republicans, is ready to start a major audit of 2.1 million ballots for the 2020 presidential election. The recount will be done by hand this time.

The state Senate said in March that they would be conducting a “broad and detailed” audit, adding that they’ll test voting machines, scan ballots, look for IT breaches, and perform a hand count.

I find this part of the article particularly interesting (emphasis added):

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jack Sellers told Fann in an email obtained by the Epoch Times that the upcoming audit “is not a joint effort between the County and the Senate Republican Caucus.”

In a response to an April 2 email from Fann, Sellers wrote: “Maricopa County performed the audits of the election required and permitted by law. As required by law they were bipartisan and...

Things happen fast

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 17:05, Wednesday, 21 April

A police officer arrives on the scene to reports of teenage girls trying to stab other girls. Nine seconds after opening his car door the officer draws his gun as the perpetrator chases a girl while trying to stab her. Two seconds after that he fires his first shot as she winds up to stab a different girl. Four shots are fired in two seconds and the perpetrator is on the ground with a knife by her side. That is how fast things happen in real life.

It’s tragic, but everything I see in this video indicates it was a legally justified use of lethal force. Yet we have people saying things like this:


Ghost Guns

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 17:56, Wednesday, 21 April

Biden's BATF is proposing changes to make 80% receivers into firearms with all the manufacturer licensing and transfer rules that this entails.  The Reload has more details. 

It appears that their target is can you convert a part into a receiver in 8 hours in a fully equipped machine shop?  I have a 0% AR-15 receiver (a block of 6061 aluminum).  I wonder how long before the files exist to make this into a full receiver?  On my mill it would be many days, so my 0% receiver is safe.  

But the time is coming when you will be able to find all the files to make every part but the barrel.  (The little parts such as triggers, sears, and  other fire control parts are pretty easy on a small mill.)  For rifles that would be a problem.   An unrifled submachine gun might be quite effective in u...

By David Crane April 21, 2021 The Reload has obtained a 107-page Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) document that details the Biden administration’s plant to ban “Ghost Guns” made from 80% parts kits. Here’s an interesting, substantive excerpt from The Reload’s story on it: The document reworks and broadens the definition of …

Rimfire Tommy Gun Designed by TFB Reader Mike Johnson

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Wednesday, 21 April

Rimfire Tommy Gun by TFB Reader Mike Johnson (3)A couple of weeks ago, we published an article telling about the release of the Standard Manufacturing G4S rimfire rifle. Despite its modern look, the design elements of this rifle indicate that it is likely based on the Standard Manufacturing 1922, a scaled-down semi-auto rimfire replica of the Thompson submachine gun. This started a discussion about […]

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From Lucky Gunner:

We've given the trucks the green light to keep coming as fast as they can with ammo but the warehouse just doesn't seem to fill up.

That must be stockpiling for those guns that only hold one round (the Biden home defense standard).

Manfred Freiherr Rittmeister von Richthofen

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 14:06, Wednesday, 21 April

Killed in combat 21 April 1918.

POTD: GAU-21 Machine Gun in a MH-60S Knighthawk

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Wednesday, 21 April

GAU-21 machine gun in a MH-60S Knighthawk helicopterI guess the opposite of sniping is machine gunning from an unsteady platform? Well, here we are on board an MH-60S Knighthawk behind a fully-loaded GAU-21 and I assume that anyone on the dangerous side of it dare to call it inaccurate. This is the topic for our Photo Of The Day and we have […]

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Wheelgun Wednesday: Attempting to Chronograph the Raging Hunter

by Adam Scepaniak in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Wednesday, 21 April

chronographOver the past couple of weeks, we have taken a look at one of Taurus’ newest firearm introductions for 2021 in the Taurus Raging Hunter chambered for .460 S&W Magnum. Their entire series of Raging Hunter revolvers in their various barrel lengths, cartridges, and finishes have been tremendously popular since their inception, but the .460 […]

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North Dakota joins the fold.

Knife Fighters

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 13:33, Wednesday, 21 April

 The unthinking Twitter world (but I repeat myself) is ablaze with unwarranted outrage about another black person shot by a police officer.  However, from everything I've seen, including the bodycam footage, it was  righteous shooting.

The facts are simple.  The police roll up on a disturbance and while trying to figure out what is going on, a young female starts swinging a knife, apparently trying to injure another female nearby.  One shot is fired.  The knife-wielding female drops to the ground.  You can see news coverage here.

Below, a screen grab of what the police officer saw the instant before he fired his weapon.

Biden's AG Garland is announcing a civil investigation against the Minneapolis PD>

He mentioned "behavioral health disabilities".What the hell is that?  Someone who doesn't know how to act right?  That would reflect about 80% of the folks I arrested 

We'd roll up on a house, neighbors in the yard.  "What's going on?"

The neighbor would look at us.  "Mofo crazy."  

I guess that's what we'd call a behavioral health disability.  Mofo Crazy.  Second cousin to Dindu Nuffin.. We'd get another officer or two, swarm him, cuff him and stuff him, then get him up to the jail where we were sure they knew him.

Underground Arms Watch – April 2021

by ImproGuns in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Wednesday, 21 April

Underground Arms Watch returns with a brief glance at recently seized craft-produced arms by law enforcement around the globe. Spanish police have released details of a raid on an illegal manufacturing operation in Tenerife which was conducted last September. It appears mostly Glock pistols were being assembled, presumably using smuggled parts to combine with 3D […]

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Quote of the day—bgugin

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 10:22, Wednesday, 21 April

You and I both know the cops are all in on guns and the NRA. I see a lot of them as the problem.

April 20, 2021
Comment to Can Utah ignore federal laws that restrict gun rights? Lawmakers are asking.
[With an attitude like this you have to conclude they are either delusional in their view of reality and/or are knowingly enabling evil.—Joe]

Dad Joke LXIII

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 09:19, Wednesday, 21 April

 What did the car say when it got hurt?


Security Smorgasbord, vol. 13 no. 1

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 07:23, Wednesday, 21 April

I really need to get back into doing these.  So here you go.


Mozilla is removing support for downloading files from FTP links.  All in all, this is a good thing - we've known that passing unencrypted usernames and passwords across the Intarwebs is A Very Bad Thing Indeed for oh, 30 years or so.

Google: Here's a cool new privacy feature.  Everybody: Nah, we're good

Google has a new privacy "solution" that pretty much everybody thinks is designed to rip off users' privacy even more.  The Vivaldi team released a statement that really sums up why none...

Forbidden Coffee

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 08:08, Wednesday, 21 April

King Harv steps on Mars.

King Harv’s offers “coffee from absolutely everywhere,” including one surprising venue.

There are many things mankind is not meant to know about. One of these is the fact that Mars has been settled since 2002, specifically for the purposes of coffee cultivation. King Harv’s Imperial Coffees Mars to be precise.

It started long, long ago. I am the son of King Harv, well known coffee tycoon and millionaire philanthropist. I was just a recent Chemistry graduate and Software engineer who had been tinkering for years on the topic of space travel. Specifically with the use of the metal wires steaming out of the Army’s Hellfire missiles being used not for destruction, but as a dynamic bridge to the planets. Now each missile has a wire capacity of about 2.5 miles. ...

Snow Leopard

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:35, Wednesday, 21 April

This is my idea of a great photo.

 My first thought after hearing the results of the Chauvin trial was that it came out the way it did because the jurors were scared to death to come up with any other result.  

Although the jurors were technically sequestered during the deliberation phase--meaning that they were in a hotel and were told not to watch news pertaining to the trial, Chauvin's defense attorney argued that there was no way to cut them off completely from news peripheral to the trial.  

They were only partially sequestered during the first part of the trialCBS was already trying to doxx themThe Minneapolis Star-Tribune is too.

All the jurors were aware of the riots and destruction. 

There really couldn't be any other result under the circumstances.

It was not justice. It was a rubber stamp bowi...

Minneapolis Drive-By Arrest Underscores Gun Control Failure

by Dave Workman in Liberty Park Press at 10:42, Wednesday, 21 April


NoDak Spud Iron Sights for Ruger American RanchNoDak Spud has recently developed a set of aftermarket iron sights for the popular Ruger American Ranch rifles. For the most part, new production bolt action rifle manufacturers seem to have forsaken iron sights in favor of the expectancy that users will add an optic of their choosing. The Ruger American Ranch rifles are quite […]

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NEMO Arms Introduces Over & Under Shotgun Line

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 08:00, Wednesday, 21 April

NEMO Arms Introduces Over & Under Shotguns (1)NEMO Arms, a company primarily known for manufacturing AR-pattern rifles and their recoil-reducing BCG/buffer system, has entered the market of double-barreled shotguns. According to the company, their new line of Over & Under shotguns “will tie in nostalgic features of classic shotguns that we all know and love, with the added modern twist of NEMO’s […]

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Austrian Voere M2 Police Edition Bolt-Action Rifle

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 07:00, Wednesday, 21 April

Voere M2 Police Edition (2)One of the most significant new products in the recently published 2021 catalog of Austrian VOERE Präzisionstechnik GmbH is a dedicated LE iteration of their M2 bolt-action rifle called M2 Police Edition. This is a short action rifle available in .308 Winchester or 6.5mm Creedmoor calibers. Let’s see what features this rifle packs. The free-floated barrel […]

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by Tam in View From The Porch at 06:02, Wednesday, 21 April

Yesterday morning's typing was interrupted by a loud sound from down the hall. I couldn't identify it, and assumed one of the cats had knocked over something heavy.

Bobbi, on the other hand, identified it immediately. "Oh, no! Holden jumped in the tub!"

Sure enough, a large fluffy cat came tear-assing out of the bathroom into the dining room, where he hung a u-turn and came barreling back down the hall to launch himself onto the typewriter shelf of Bobbi's desk, chirring and whirring with indignation the whole time.

Bobbi scooped him up and swaddled him in a towel. Only his legs were really wet; he must've practically bounced out of the water. I spent the next few minutes with a handful of paper towels mopping up the dining room floor in between fits of giggles.

We don't know if he'd been standing on the edge of the tub and slipped, or if he just jumped in without looking.


Chauvin Guilty

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 09:03, Wednesday, 21 April

 It seems that a Minnesota jury found Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts in the death of George Floyd.  The jury deliberated less than 24 hours in one of the most hyped trials of this decade.  I assume that the verdict was unanimous.

I have participated in dozens, maybe hundreds of jury trials during my 37 year career as a cop. The one firm rule on a jury is you never know what they are going to do.  Most of the time, they arrive at the correct conclusion.  Other times they whiff it.  History will judge whether or not the jury reached the correct conclusion in this trial.  I'm fairly certain that there will be an appeal.

Juries are the cornerstone of the American legal system.  The idea that a panel of citizens will objectively look at the evidence and judge the actions of another citizen is rooted in history and jurisprudence.  I have great faith in the jury system, but I'm also experienced enough to know that sometimes they do some jacked-up stuff.  I could tell you stories about juries, but this isn't the place.

I did a quick Google search, and couldn't find any information on what the streets in Minnea...

Armed Insurrection

by Sailorcurt in Captain of a Crew of One at 04:00, Wednesday, 21 April

So, the mostly peaceful protest at the capital on Jan 6 that has been repeatedly characterized by democrat politicians and their PR department in the media as a “deadly attack” and “armed insurrection” resulted in five deaths.

The cause of deaths of the first four came out pretty quickly

Well, we finally got the official cause of death of the last one, the one that the “armed insurrection” has been accused of killing. That we heard was brutally murdered by being beat in the head with a fire extinguisher.

Wellll maybe not:

Capitol Police officer Brian D. Sicknick suffered two strokes and died of natural causes a day after he confronted rioters at the Jan. 6 insurrection, the District’s chief medical examiner has ruled.

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Ramping up the fearmongering – more and more

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 05:00, Wednesday, 21 April

It is another day – and another mass shooting.

It is another day – and another killer cop gunning down yet another young black man.

It is another day – and another vicious attack against an Asian here in America.

Water torture? Maybe, drop by drop by drop. More and more fear, day by day and hour by hour, poisoning our society, our culture, our land.

Is it the fault of the so-called liberals, the falsely-named progressives? According to many of the heirs of Limbaugh it is.

Is it the fault of the racist, white-supremacy, founders and neo-Confederates and anyone that is “white”? According to many of the social-justice warriors it is.

Is it because Biden and crew are busy doing all the things that they are? So Trump and other GOP types claim.

Is it the legacy of the evil Trump and GOP? So Schumer, Pelosi, and dozens of other high-profile Democrats and celebrities claim.

Frankly, I think that they all can be blamed for a part of it. Why? Because just as “sex sells” when it comes to advertising, so does fear sell when it comes t...


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I went to the DC Metropolitan Police Department Facebook page looking for a potential photo for an AmmoLand article I'm prepping for publication and came across this. Interesting, that FB said my wishing everyone a contemplative Bill of Rights Day violated its "community standards" within minutes of it being posted, yet this has been up for three days.

I wanted to get this posted before they take it down. I wonder if the Secret...

Australia’s FAL-Based L2A1 Heavy Automatic Rifle

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

Many the nations that adopted the FAL (or L1A1, in Commonwealth terminology) opted to also use a heavy-barreled variant of the same rifle as a light support weapon. In the Commonwealth, this was designated L2A1 and it was used by Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The Australian model was build at Lithgow and supplied to the Australian and New Zealand forces, as well as being exported to a variety of other nations including Ghana, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, and others (total Lithgow production was 9,557). It has a 21” heavy barrel and a distinct folding bipod with wooden panels that act as handguard when the bipod is folded up. Doctrinally, the L2A1 was intended to be used in semiauto most of the time, with the bipod and heavy barrel allowing greater sustained semiauto fire than a standard rifle.

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Howard’s Thunderbolt: A Remarkably Compact Carbine

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Friday, 16 April

Designed by brothers Charles and Sebre Howard and first patented in 1862, this is a single shot lever action produced by the Whitneyville Armory between 1866 and 1870. It is a really neat compact design that is all contained within a tube. The system was made in rifle, sporting rifle, and shotgun configurations, with a total production of not more than about 1700. The rifle pattern guns, like this one, were chambered for .44 Rimfire. A prototype military configuration example was tested unsuccessfully by the US military in 1867.

Kaw Valley Precision, or KVP, has added a tri-lug adapter to their lineup, available from Hansohn Brothers.Over the years, TFB has periodically reported on new linear compensator products that have been released. Some previous examples of these devices have included the model that is probably the most well-known take on the linear comp concept: the SureFire Warden, as well as others like the VG6 Precision CAGE device, Area 419’s Hellfire model, […]

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by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 05:55, Thursday, 22 April

Thanks to Amazon order history, I know that this brand of gun belt will last exactly 3.5 years before it delaminates. 

To be a good stiff leather belt, desirable for those that are unaware, normal belt leather is sewn to another normal belt layer.  Inside to inside.  Of the cow skin.  Double layers make the belt double priced, typically.  With really good stitching, this will last a while.  Duluth Trading company makes a "Lifetime Belt" where the stitching lasts a year and the two leather layers come apart a little.  The scourage of delamination.  Which is sub-optimal.  Fine for holding up pants when it delaminates.  Starts to be an issue with holding up pants and holster.  

All this is for a belt that looks fine at work and doesn't scream, "Steel core camo tacti-belt, watch out this guy is prolly a retired Army Ranger or something.  Or wishes her were so."  I dunno how long them fancier belts last.  Haven't tested them.  But...

Preparedness Notes for Wednesday — April 21, 2021

by James Wesley Rawles in at 00:05, Wednesday, 21 April

April 21st is Aggie Muster, for all Texas A&M graduates. Aggie Muster celebrations/meetings are held as far away as Japan, Germany, and Afghanistan. April 21st was selected as the day to celebrate Muster since that is the anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto, where Santa Anna’s army was defeated by the Texian Army led by Sam Houston. — This leaked draft document from the ATF is just about as clear as mud:  Definition of “Frame or Receiver” and Identification of Firearms. So it appears that not only are they going to soon restrict 80% receivers, but they also want …

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Building Prepper Infrastructure – Part 2, by 3AD Scout

by SurvivalBlog Contributor in at 00:03, Wednesday, 21 April

(Continued from Part 1.) Where do we Start? Like everything we do in survival we have to look at vulnerability, that is: That which can hurt us the most and quickest. In my opinion safe and plentiful potable water is the highest priority. So, what can we do now to build our own water infrastructure so that when our blue 55-gallon drum is empty we don’t die of dehydration or cholera? Depending upon your living situation (urban/suburban/rural) this may be a simple process or a major challenge. The point however is to ensure that you have the infrastructure ready to …

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in at 00:01, Wednesday, 21 April

“The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved.” – Confucius, in The Analects

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I like where this went:

0:20 – HIM: “Don’t do it at home.. don’t do it on your street”.  ME: *picturing where / when I’m going to try it*

1:11 – This is where the meat & potatoes as they say, begins. 🤣

1:48 – At this point I can’t really tell if the whole “my son asked me a question, and this is what we’ll do” thing is real, or if I’m being trolled and this is actually a joke.

2:32 – My man brought the AR-15 out to play 🤣...

Are Bruthers Ok? Tattoo Edition

by ENDO-Mike in Everyday No Days Off – Gun Blog at 00:00, Wednesday, 21 April

I’ve been asking the question “Are bruthers Ok?” a lot lately…

This week, as our dogwood tree bloomed and pollen fell, I decided to make an easy dessert in honor of spring. These Spring, No Bake Birds’ Nest Cookies are quick, tasty and fun for the whole family to make. I enlisted the aid of my greatest Little Helper, my nearly two-year-old daughter. Here she is with her “payment” for helping in the kitchen – pretzel sticks and a sampling of some of the ingredients used in the birds’ nests.


Tuesday, 20 April


Leaked: ATF Documents on 80% Parts

by Forrest Cooper in Recoil at 22:47, Tuesday, 20 April

leaked atf cover...


Tah. Dah.

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 15:08, Tuesday, 20 April

So yesterday I dragged the woodstove and the big chair out to the porch, then hooked up the trailer and brought the cutting table, saw, and pieces of floor to the Lair.

Got th...

Blog posting causes blood clots.

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 12:07, Monday, 19 April

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. You can’t be too careful at my age and social stratum, even with all that white privilege.

Actually it turns out BB and SIL picked a perfect time to visit, as April is an unpredictable month and things got quite sit-inside-and-wait-for-it-to-pass right after they left. Yesterday was the worst; never got out of the mid-forties with lots of wind and rain and even some hail. Nothing to do but sit inside and read books, leaving nothing to blog about. I gave up the political filler years ago, cutting my reader numbers in half* but leaving me calmer and happier.


G.I.s Fighting Corruption: Breaking Down the Battle of Athens TennesseeThere is perhaps no more well-known American domestic battle than the battle of Athens, TN. War-weary veterans returning from the various theatres of WWII came home only to face a machine steeped in corruption and faced yet another battle for liberty – the Battle of Athens. Today, we’ll be going over this famous battle and […]

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POTD: International Sniper Competition at John F. Kennedy Special Warfare CenterRecently we showed some pretty unique pictures of the new Accuracy International sniper/competition rifle in the USASOC International Sniper Competition. I personally love these types of pictures, and it seems like I am not alone. In our Photo Of The Day, we look at some more competitors in this event, as they engage targets at […]

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from Ev Nappen, who handles a LOT of cases of gun owners who run afoul of NJ laws.

ShivWorks ECQC, Utah 2021

by correia45 in Monster Hunter Nation at 15:09, Tuesday, 20 April

This weekend I attended the ECQC class from ShivWorks held in Utah. To get an idea of what it is like, here’s the official link.

I’ve heard about ECQC for years. Even among my most hard core training junkie friends, this is the class they all recommend and keep going back to. I was supposed to go last year but had to cancel when I got sick (stupid Corona). I am so glad I got to go this time because it was honestly one of the best training experiences I’ve had in my life. ...

Riot Act Reading

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 15:24, Tuesday, 20 April

I know I said for the time being, as my wife recovers, I'm going to limit blog posts to article announcements and the like. I'm breaking my own rule here, but this is, after all, my blog. 

I just got done watching the pre-ordained Chauvin "guilty" verdicts and I saw something I considered curious about CBS News' go-to guy for their after-action discussion, Lorenzo Boyd, the University of New Haven's VP for Diversity and Inclusion and CDO. I wonder how many noticed what I did on his bookshelf: 



by Mas in at 15:32, Tuesday, 20 April


HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Is this AR-15 Regal or Ruined?

by Austin R in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Tuesday, 20 April

Hot Gat or Fudd CrapWelcome everyone to the 89th edition of Hot Gat or Fudd Crap, one of our many series here on TFB. If you’re new to the series, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale and ask the question – is this Gat a sweet deal or only has […]

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A draft Notice of Proposed Rule-Making covering “unfinished frames/receivers are guns” has leaked. It turns out to be far more than just “ghost guns.” Included is the very definition of firearm, firearm parts (if it sorta looks like ot could made into a part, it is the part), frames, receivers, silencers, gunsmith, and more.

You can find an analysis of the draft NPRM, in the form of a formal comment to be submitted when the final is published here; Analysis: “Definition of “Frame or Receiver” and Identification of Firearms”.

Yes, these remarks will be included.

Is there anyone in the ATF with two functional brain cells?

I suspect the use of recreational pharmaceuticals.

The question of recreational pharmaceuticals comes to mind again. Or perhaps medication is NEEDED.

To summarize, I oppose this irrational, and sometimes self-conflicting rule.

Believe me, those cracks were called for.



I'm He was Batman

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 12:16, Tuesday, 20 April

It turns out that there was a Batman, and he lived in the 16th century.  He was an author and a parson. What's even better is that he was parson of Newington Butts.  This kicked over my giggle box.

Hat tip to I Want A New Left which a bunch of y'all would like.

Dad Joke LXII

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 09:27, Tuesday, 20 April

Why does Waldo wear a striped shirt?

Because he doesn't want to be spotted.

 Look at how the main stream media reacts differently to Trump making comments on the legal process versus Biden. From Fox News:

As the nation awaits a verdict by the jury in the trial of ...

Well, it's a good thing that some folks aren't choosing to get an injection because the vaccine makers are punting their control groups in their testing. They say it's 'unethical' to keep people from getting a shot for a virus that has a 99.6% survival rate.   What this means is there is going to be no comparative safety data for these gene therapies.  We also won't know if they actually work or what side effects manifest that can be attributed to these injections.

Per the link above:

None of the COVID-19 vaccines currently on the market are actually licensed. They only have emergency use authorization — which, incidentally, also forbids them from being mandated, although this is being widely and conveniently ignored — as trials are still ongoing.

At the earl...

Cleaning Up

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 10:15, Tuesday, 20 April

I'm cleaning up the detritus after two solid weeks of shooting in major matches, one of which I hosted. Everything in my barn that related to shooting had to be loaded on to a trailer and transported 100 miles.  Now, it's time to put everything back in place, test it, and make sure that it is ready for a club match on Saturday.

I have to mail a couple of trophies because for one reason or another, the shooter wasn't three to claim it.

There is some piddling paperwork to do to close the books on the match.

When you start moving large quantities of material, you find dust in places where you  haven't looked in a year, and it was the case in the barn.  I've been sweeping prior to putting things away, and the barn is cleaner now than it's been in over a year.

The next major match Belle and I will attend is the Kansas State Championship in the middle of June and Wichita, KS.  That match looks to be a lot of fun, and we're looking forward to a mini-vacation where we are purely participants.

On the political spectrum, the left has gone totally barking-moonbat crazy, and it's both interesting and frightening to see what's happening.

New Red Dot from Kahles: HELIA RD-C

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Tuesday, 20 April

Kahles HELIA RD-CThe Austrian optics company Kahles has released several interesting products lately. TFB reviewed the Kahles K18i Riflescope with IPSC Reticle last year and it’s still one of the best Low Power Variable Optic on the market. TFB just got the brand new K525i Dynamic Long Range riflescope to review as well. When I got the new […]

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RCBS Expands Group D And Matchmaster Die Set Lineup

by Luke C. in The Firearm Blog at 10:00, Tuesday, 20 April

RCBS Expands Group D And Matchmaster Die Set LineupRCBS is one of the biggest names in reloading and also happens to be one of the most trusted companies for purchasing reloading equipment and supplies. The RCBS Matchmaster lineup includes both a neck bushing sizer die and a micrometer adjustable bullet seater die so that reloaders can get their case neck tension and bullet […]

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Quote of the day—Jen Psaki

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:00, Tuesday, 20 April

There’s no reason anyone needs to have an assault weapon. There’s no reason that there shouldn’t be universal background checks to ensure guns don’t get in the hands of people who should not have those guns.

Jen Psaki
White House Press Secretary
April 19, 2021
In first White House TikTok Live, Jen Psaki talks gun control, police reform
[Don’t let your opposition control the topic of the debate. If you’re defending your losing. Turn the above into something like:

There is no reason for common sporting firearms to be banned. There is no good that can come from background checks. If someone cannot be trusted with a gun why are they allowed in public without supervision? The Second Amendment is absolute. If you are working to infringe the right to keep and bear arms I hope you enjoy your trial.

If you only play de...

Spelunking in the archives here, I ran across this excellent article from 2009.  I have linked to snips of it before, but the entire article is well worth the 15 minutes to read and digest.  Yes, it's a number of years old but what is fascinating is that the objections raised in the article have yet to be addressed.  Here's an excerpt:

I have looked at the raw temperature record for the USA (USHCN data) and the Bureau of Meteorology data for Victoria, Australia.  Both show fluctuations of temperature with time but zero underlying trend for the last century.  By contrast, the official IPCC endorsed data shows a strong underlying upwards trend.  When I investigate why the difference, I find that the raw data has been adjusted for several supposed factors and every one of these adjustments created a warming trend.  This implies that the claimed ...

Did the Founders Blow It?

by DRGO in Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership at 07:46, Tuesday, 20 April

I write this on the occasion of the 47th Vice President’s1 Executive Order regarding “gun” “control”2.  I anticipate that my readers would expect me to excoriate him and his ilk and denounce them as tyrannical, ill-informed, and a threat to our nation’s foundational principles.  All of these points are true, but they aren’t going to […]

1300 Hundred Year Old Cookies

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 08:29, Tuesday, 20 April

British Museum photo.

Atlas Obscura:

If cookies go a few weeks without getting eaten, they turn weirdly soft or dissolve into fine dust. If cookies go 1,300 years w...

The very sick young man in Indianapolis who gunned down eight people was a My Little Pony fan.  What I didn't know, but there's a whole bunch of adult men who have an entire fandom and fantasy about My Little Pony. 

From what I'm reading, several publications really, really tried/are trying to link MLP to white supremacy because the 'Bronies' (bro ponies) are mainly adult white men.

Now, I'm not a pundit, but my guess, from meeting at least one Brony in person, is that adult male My Little Pony enthusiasts are most likely gay.  That's not to say that white supremacists can't be gay, but I'm betting that My Little Pony forums are not a gathering place for them.  And many gay men are liberal (again it's not universal, but a large majority are).  The Venn diagram does have quite a bit of overlap though.

It's amazing how many publications tried to link two disparate ideologies together though.  Insightful publishing, not.

Why would anyone want to be a cop right now?

by Sailorcurt in Captain of a Crew of One at 06:16, Tuesday, 20 April

As I’ve said many times, in the current environment, there are soon going to be only two kinds of cops – the REALLY good ones: who are still doing it because they love the work and have a sense of duty, even though they’re treated like the scum of the earth, and the REALLY bad ones: The ones who “get off” on the power of the badge, who are corrupt, or who are so inept they know they’d never make it in the world of business where you actually have to produce something to succeed.

As the younger generation who’ve come up learning that “All Cops Are Bastards” and that policing is inherently racist reach adulthood, the first kind is slowly going to disappear.

Who, in their right mind, would want a job where you’re hated by half the population, working crap hours, underpaid and expected to perform perfectly in every respect every time without fail…and, even if you do perform perfectly, if the outcome turns out badly, there’s a very good chance you’ll be thrown under the bus, at best lose your job and at worst end up in prison?


Black Privilege

by Sailorcurt in Captain of a Crew of One at 05:04, Tuesday, 20 April

About two years ago, my wife and I were in the garage and we heard a big bang against the garage door. We quickly went outside and saw a group of black kids walking down the street. Now, normally the race of the kids wouldn’t even have crossed my mind, but it becomes relevant in a few minutes.

My wife yelled over to them, did one of you throw something at our house? They all said no, but then she told them, “we have security cameras, we’re going to find out if you’re lying to us”, at which point one of the kids said that he’d kicked a rock and it “accidentally” hit the garage door. My wife told him, “you should have just said that from the beginning, if it was an accident, just please be more careful”. They went on their way.

So then, we went back and checked the cameras…the kid clearly picked up a rock from the ground and threw it at the house.

Well, they had apparently just been going to the 7-11 on the corner, had done their business and were on their way back in the other direction heading home at about that time. My wife went back out and confronted them again. She told the kid that...

SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

by James Wesley Rawles in at 00:02, Tuesday, 20 April

This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. (Idaho, Montana, eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, and Wyoming.) Much of the region is also more commonly known as The Inland Northwest. We also mention companies of interest to preppers and survivalists that are located in the American Redoubt region. Today, we focus on the renewed push for a Greater Idaho border realignment. (See the Idaho section.) Idaho Idaho Legislature Considers Absorbing Part Of Oregon. The article begins: “A group of Oregon residents want their rural counties to be absorbed by Idaho, to throw off the …

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“Second Amendment Time” nears

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 05:00, Tuesday, 20 April

Note: still catching up on commentary from the past several weeks. This was news a week and a half ago, but I think it is important to discuss.

Just as Cuomo and de Blasio have revealed their deep hatred of Judaism, so the would-be dictator of California, the disgusting Newsom, reveals his hatred of all religions, at least all Biblical religions. (Wicca, Paganism, and Islam get a pass in modern California; Azteca paganism and human sacrifice get a thumbs-up).

Newsom tried to enforce a prohibition on in-home Bible study and other religious activities with more than members of three families present. People objected, and filed suits against this immoral, illegal, tyrannical, and unconstitutional action. Including asking for an injunction. The black-robe-abusers of the Ninth Circuit Court refused to issue an injunction.

In an incredibly short time – certainly in modern times – the Nazgul in DC took up the case. And lo and behold, SCOTUS overturned the 9th Circus and granted an injunction. Newsom could NOT persecute christians (and others) by doing a Mountie-raid on people’s homes for the last two Sundays. Even if all the stoolies ...


Supposedly adult Americans exercising their right of self-determination vote for celebrities based on all they know about them—which is generally “informed” by scripted, directed, optimally angled, and lighted images projected on a screen, and on the gushing praise of publicists. That they would cede great powers based on professionally-manipulated illusions speaks more to starry-eyed childishness than anything else. [More]


System Kuhn: A Novel Single Shot Breechloader

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

This is an interesting single-shot breechloading system built by Kuhn of Besançon – a city near Switzerland in eastern France. It is clearly a sporting rifle, firing an 11mm black powder cartridge and probably dates to the 1870s or 1880s. It automatically ejects an empty case when opened and automatically cocks the hammer when the action is closed, making it a cleverly efficient system to shoot. The trigger is also not actually operable until he lever is fully closed, rendering it safe from out of battery firing. I don’t know anything about the maker, however…

3D printed survival gunSome of you may recall the survival gun build by Booligan I covered last June. Well, Booligan continued to improve it and ended up with a much more streamlined version of that survival pistol built with the very affordable Keystone Cricket as the base firearm. Booligan’s new chassis design is built to be as light […]

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Primary Arms Now Offering Concealed Carry Handbags

by Luke C. in The Firearm Blog at 07:00, Tuesday, 20 April

While I am not a huge fan of off-body carry, I do understand how there can be certain circumstances where you can’t or wouldn’t want to carry a firearm on your person. For that purpose, off-body carry options have a place at the table when it comes to concealment options. Primary Arms are now offering […]

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Wiley X Escapes California and moves HQ to Frisco TexasWiley X, producer of protective eyewear has recently announced that they will be departing the State of California to move their headquarters to Frisco, Texas. Although the company has stated that the move is to improve shipping and distribution efficiency, I personally believe they’ll benefit in a couple other areas as well if they are […]

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