You find yourself filing and stoning things when you make a 1911.
Some time you want to file more on the left side, something the right. Assuming you are filing with your right hand and you want to angle more to the left, life your right elbow higher than the work in the vise of fixture. Drop your elbow to favor more removal from the right side.
If you want straight on flat and you aren't quite getting it. Say, when stoning the sear, raise your shoulder up. It makes for a flatter straighter stone stroke.
I swear, if you want to do a 1911 right, and if the class existed, I would recommend a 3 month long course on the fine art of hand filing before touching gun parts.
And a one month course on dremeling.
Written by: Greg Ellifritz
You’ve just shot the criminal who broke into ...
I spent most of last week in Washington, DC, stuck inside a hotel. Seated in a meeting, I was using the Untapped app to see if there was anyplace nearby for good beer. A listing for Rebellion DC popped up, and I noted the tagline, "Bar, American Restaurant, Burger Joint, Whiskey Bar."
Checking out the website I noted they claimed some 300 Bourbons and Whiskey's. Reviewing the online menu, though it was outdated, five different vintages of Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve Bourbon were listed. I also remembered that a coworker was a fan of said spirit. So, plans were made, and we ventured over to Rebellion one evening.
Arriving and taking our place at the bar, I was thrilled to see the extensive display of bottles behind the bar. But, where to begin? In this case, we both opted for Pappy's. My companion ordered the 20 year old, while I was slightly more budget conscience with the 15 year offering. The higher proof of the 15 year Bourbon is noticeable, especially compared t...
2017 was a massive year for SIG, they introduced some new guns, fought for gun rights, and of course, won the Army MHS contest. The ...
If you’ve purchased weaponlights, lasers, body armor, night vision or other “specialty equipment” related to the firearms industry, the term ITAR Restricted may have made an appearance on your documentation or on product websites. The International Traffic In Arms Regulations or ITAR and the categories outlined in the United States Munitions List or USML is a […]
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Trying to stab people who carry guns is generally a bad idea:
All the odd red dots are the result of getting shot while trying to stab a bunch of people with a knife.
For the past three days I have been taking a class, Street & Vehicle Tactics with a bunch of other guys. One of the things we did was work at the Tueller Drill from both sides while being watched and coached. Today we finished up the training using Airsoft guns and (extremely soft) plastic knifes to make it as realistic as possible.
Everyone were pretty good shooters and with some training and coaching we could survive a bad guy with a knife suddenly charging at us from far less than 21 feet. At 21 feet it was trivial to draw...
Just 18 months after declaring his opposition to banning assault weapons, Nebraska Democrat Brad Ashford has changed his mind.
The former one-term congressman, now trying to win back an Omaha-area seat he lost in 2016, used to consider it futile to push for a ban while Republicans held power on Capitol Hill. But the student activism that has followed the rampage at a school in Parkland, Florida, has changed his thinking in a way that other high-profile shootings, including two in his hometown since 2007, had not.
Ashford's conversion mirrors the one underway in his party. Not long ago, a moderate record on guns would have been considered a plus for a Democratic candidate in the GOP-leaning suburbs and conservative outskirts of Nebraska's largest city. Today, even with Ashford's r...
The federal government has finally recognized the obvious – that sharing instructions on how to make guns with 3D printers counts as constitutionally protected speech.Despite little fanfare, this is an important victory for First Amendment rights. It also represents a real blow to the increasingly futile cause of gun control.The U.S. Justice Department announced a legal settlementand its surrender to the First Amendment arguments July 10 made in a case brought by Cody Wilson, founder of Defense Distributed. Wilson, 25, created a ruckus in May 2013 when he announced his successful design of a plastic gun. In just...
We’re going live soon. We’ll be talking firearms news this week.
We're doing "big cooking" out in the shop now. It's set up really well for big meals, with plenty of room for everyone.
Yesterday evening, we made Philly cheese steaks on the grill. I planned the ribeye requirements pretty close, and after it was over, Zach decided he was still hungry, so he made a Philly cheese burger. What's that, you ask? A big cheeseburger, with provolone and grilled onions and peppers.
When we were young of course we always wanted to change the world, and thought we could.
But now I think we're smart enough to know we're only here to help the neighborhood - Rick Danko
The problem with having a bunch of writer friends is that we've all heard the same piece of advice a blue jillion times, and in turn we dispense it almost reflexively:
"I'm having difficulty writing right now."
"Well, you know the solution to that! Apply ass to chair in front of the keyboard and just write."Yes. I know how to write, thanks. The problem is that I seem to be experiencing difficulty doing it at the moment.
"Just put one foot in front of the other!"
"Thanks. I'm familiar with the mechanics of walking, yes. I've been doing it since an early age, but what I'm trying to say is that I appear to be having difficulty doing it right now."And what chaps my ass is that the writing I do is the easiest, lowest, meanest sort. I don't need to come up with plots or characters or even story ideas. I don't need to have 80,000 words on an editor's desk in three months.
How is it, then, that “assault weapons” magically transform into “counter-assault weapons” when handled by the police? And how do they revert to “deadly assault weapons” when handled by everyone else?
The fact that people believe that law enforcement may use these weapons demonstrates, of course, that people understand that the weapons have obvious and legitimate utility for defense of home, community and nation. This one fact shows that the guns are not evil of themselves, and do not whisper to their owners, taunting them to shoot children playing at recess or innocent bystanders in drive-by shootings.
This one fact shows that people understand that the responsible use of firearms depends foremost on the purpose and character of the person who wields the weapon. And because we know these things, this discrepancy between how we view police holds the key to understanding what the assault weapon ban is really about.
Who’s Under Assault in the Assault Weapon Ban?
The Washington Times, Aug. 25, 1994...
HuffPo refers to Maria Butina “infiltrating” the National Rifle Association.
What could a Russian spy possibly accomplish by infiltrating the NRA?
Persuade the Board of Directors to start supporting Gun Control?
Fiddle with the reticle on Oliver North’s telescopic sight?
The allegation makes no kind of sense. No Russian “infiltration” could possibly change the NRA’s agenda or political orientation. And it is essentially impossible to imagine a more unlikely ally of any foreign adversary of the United States. You get the imp...
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, in the New Yorker, has news for Ta-Nehisi Coates and all the other noisy SJWs denouncing European Civilization and America for the sin of Slavery: Slavery existed in Africa long before the European Reconnaissance and has continued right down to the present day, long after Slavery was abolished in America and everywhere else in the Western World. Africans, unlike Americans, are proud of the slave-owning ancestors and despise complaining slave descendants.
There is no Atlantic magazine...
Two videos from 2nd Amendment Saturday
The first is video from the Peacemaker's practice Saturday morning. We were video-ing draws so that folks could watch their draw. We also caught Zach shooting his fastest time ever, a 0.418.
The second video is later on Saturday. My sons and I went out to burn some powder with the 9mm carbines. Younger son has a new Ruger PC carbine in 9mm and second son has a Hi-Point carbie in 9mm. Lots of fun shooting with my sons.
Then we came home, fired up the griddle and made Philly Cheese Steaks.
Del-Ton, Inc. DT Sport M2 Semi-Automatic Rifle, 223 Rem, 556 NATO, 16″ Lightweight Profile Barrel, Hard Coat Anodized Black Finish, Black M4 6-Position Stock with Pistol Grip, One 30 Round Magazine, A2 Flash Hider, A3 Flat Top with White T Marks, Single Heat Shield, Aluminum Trigger Guard and Magazine Release, A2 Adjustable Front Sight, Mako Rear Back-up Sight...
Some weekend link roundups with a sampling of what’s available.
First up is Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup from Pirate’s Cove.
- The Right Scoop explains why everyone is mocking Commie Ocasio-Cortez today
- This ain’t Hell… has your Sunday feel good stories
- Vox Popoli explains that reprisal is not hypocrisy
- DaTechGuy’s Blog highlights the Washington Post being racist against Mexicans
- And last, but not least, Legal Insurrection notes Leftists literally throwing feces
Then we have The Other McCain’s In The Mailbox.
- The Geller Report: #NeverTrump Pundit Attacks Trump Campaign Staffer’s Toddler Daughters With Rape Fantasy, also, Islamic Terror Attack Thwarted At California Mall?
- Legal Insurrection: Pants On Fire – Politifact Confirms Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Doesn’t Know How The Unemployment Rate Works, also, Hungary Quits UN Migration Pact, Calls It “A Threat To The World”...
It even sounds like police believe it is justified in this case. Man allegedly shoots intruder in northeast Bakersfield.
Police say it appears a homeowner in the area shot a man who was allegedly attempting to break into his home.
The Would-be Bad-guy was taken to a local hospital.
Self-defense is human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.
Benjamin Disraeli‡ said, “There are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics.” Colorado Springs police getting better at responding to emergencies — depending on how you calculate the times.
A new way of calculating response times shows that at least half of the time, Colorado Springs police are arriving at life-threatening calls within 9 minutes and 22 seconds, about 2½ minutes faster than their reported average.
And no matter how you slice it, a lot of really bad things can happen in 9 and a half minutes. That’s the median. Half the people will wait longer than that. Since the average is longer than the 9 minutes and 22 seconds quoted here, some of them could wait a good long time.
Calling 911 is a fine thing to do. It can send fire, or medical personnel, or police to the scene of your emergency. But they won’t arrive instantly – even assuming you can call them before bad things happen. You might want to prod...
Yesterday we had Venezuela. Today we have Nicaragua. Nicaragua is on the path to becoming the next Venezuela.
July 19 happens to mark the 39th anniversary of the victory of the Sandinistas, the left-wing revolutionary movement that overthrew the brutal, U.S.-backed dictatorship of Anastasio Somoza. Now Ortega, a 72-year-old former Marxist guerrilla, increasingly resembles the tyrant he and his comrades once toppled. Masaya was once a Sandinista hotbed; now it’s seen as a bastion of opposition.
“After returning to power in 2007, [Ortega] sidestepped the constitution to get himself reelected in 2011. He then completed his palace coup by assuming full control of all four branches of government, state institutions, the military, and police,” explained journalist Tim Rogers, a veteran Nicaragua hand. “He banned opposition parties, rewrote the constitution, and turned Nicaragua into his personal fiefdom, which he rules from inside the walls of his stolen compound, a concrete fortress...
Henry Brown and Cameron White have released the second part of their work on the Makarov pistol, this time with additional assistance from Edwin Lowe. This second volume covers Chinese, Bulgarian, and craft-made (“Khyber Pass”) versions of the Makarov. This volume is very similar to the first in a technical sense – the layout is relatively simple and the photos not particularly glamorous. The information, however, is quite good, as in the first volume. The authors cover the distinctions between the civilian and military versions of each country’s Makarovs, as well as the differences between guns brought in by each importer.
Some speculation remains about total production numbers and the meaning of some markings (particular with the Chinese military ones), but the authors do a very good job of explaining what is and isn’t known, and presenting the current best theories on the less understood points. The Khyber Pass chapter is less substantial than the other two, as one might expect – but it does a good job of explaining several distinctive non-standard aspects of the craft-made Makarov.
Developed in 1978 and produced by Llama until 1995, the Pressin was a two-shot derringer made to be disguised as a pair of glasses. It was intended for use by politicians, military officers, and other potential victims of kidnapping by groups like the ETA. A total of about 900 were made, most of which were deactivated and sold on the Spanish civilian market after Llama’s bankruptcy. It held two rounds of a special 7.65mm E cartridge, which was a rimless .32 ACP with a case cut down to 15mm. It was loaded to a higher pressure than normal .32ACP, firing a 5 gram (77 grain) bullet at 250 m/s (820fps)....
Got a new front sight. Got a new malf. Stove pipe on #27 of the session.
Load too light for the recoil spring, recoil spring too heavy for load, extractor tension too light, worn extractor hook, loose or damaged ejector, loose grip when firing.
Well it SURE isn't a light or worn extractor. I did notice a wire edge on the extractor before this session and addressed that. The wire 'fingernail' of the extractor claw was making all the contact with the inside diameter of the rim recess, while I want 'fingertip' to be grabbing under the lip of the rim. That might fixed my FTF issue without dealing with the extractor spring.
I suspect my grip is the cause of the stovepipe. My support hand thumb making contact with the slide, which is purposely low on this gun.
I don't like my grip, otherwise. It's different. I need to adjust and NOT grip it the same as other pistols to get it in line with my elbow and arm bones.
My guess is my support hand thumb touched the slide. The slide is low on these Hudson by design.
Eat less. I am hoping that enough oxygen to the furnace will increase calorie burn, but it would have been better not to have even reached this point.
A woman who allegedly attacked three people with an axe wrote in a "heated" social media conversation an hour beforehand that "most people deserve to die ... one day I'm going to kill a lot of people", a court has heard.
Evie Amati, 26, was armed with an axe and an 18-centimetre kitchen knife when she walked 450 metres from her home to the 7-Eleven service stat...
Yeah, sure. I've heard this before. It was bullshit then, it's bullshit now.
Army's new machine gun will blast like battle tanks | Fox News: The Army’s new weapon will look like a light machine gun, but will put M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank-style blasting power literally at the fingertips of U.S. soldiers.In 1970 Vietnam, while I was on "Profile" for an extreme case of "Bamboo Poisoning", the US ARMY put me on profile (light duty.)
I got a lot of scratches which were infected because they were not treated; it took 5 years for the sores to heal up ... nasty stuff!
One of my readers is an attorney in Boise who studied under Eugene Volokh and fabulously represented me in an employment dispute some years ago. I have temporarily forgotten his name and I need to contact him.
Says the guy flitting around the world getting paid huge sums to deliver vapid sermons on wealth inequality before returning to one of his multiple palatial homes.
There’s only so much hypocrisy you can take. I mean, it’s enough. Also I’m guessing Michelle made him add the bit about how much other people eat, because for some really creepy reason she has always seemed obsessed with how much other people eat. What’s with that?
49 years and one minute ago.
For the first several days the new hummingbird feeder’s customer base was limited to one or two green ones and one really aggressive red one that devoted his very life to chasing the green ones away. So actual nectar consumption wasn’t very great.
But in the past two days the feeder has been discovered like this week’s trendy urban nightclub, far exceeding any one pushy male’s capacity for keeping others away. It’s entertaining, but also making me work. I filled the thing yesterday morning, yesterday evening just before dark, and I’ll fill it again this morning after chicken chores. I’ve got a pot of nectar cooling on the counter as I type this.
So naturally I intend to compound my error in true Homer Simpson style by getting a second feeder. This will either ease the overcrowding or increase the workload past the point of no longer fun. Also...
By Nathan Barton
We probably did it as children, and most of us know children or grandchildren who have done it. “Are we there yet?”
It starts, or so it seems, before we can get out to the highway – maybe even as soon as we pull out on the road (street for you city slickers). It won’t quite be every exit on the freeway, or every little town on the rural highways. But you might be forgiven for thinking it is that often.
It does seem to have a been a question the kulaks and proletariat of the late, unlamented Soviet Union, to say nothing of the denizens of their satellites in Eastern Europe, must have asked right up to 1991 and the Fall. After all, Lenin and Trotsky and the others had promised that once REAL Communism was established, the state would just wither away. (The actual phrase, I understand, was coined by Fredrich Engels, to summarize the concept advanced by Karl Marx. Lenin just swip...
Everything is starting to fail. Video: Maracaibo, the story of Venezuela’s collapse.
Are we surprised that very little of this is in the mainstream press? (Florida newspapers have an opinion piece, about trying to get the Democrats to wake up. I think it is mostly wasted.)
Maracaibo is the second-largest city in Venezuela. Its residents face soaring inflation, widespread poverty and shortages. Under Hugo Chavez, Venezuela based its economy on oil exports. But the fall in oil prices led to a crippling economic crisis. Most people can no longer afford to buy food and the fishermen of Lake Maracaibo resort to smuggling to sell their meagre catch in neighbouring Colombia
Don’t expect the kids protesting in Washington, or Bernie Sanders or the new Democratic candidate in NYC to mention Venezuela anytime. And if anyone is brash enough to bring it up, they will tell you that isn’t Socialism.
Hello everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday. Although I have shot the Q Honey Badger chambered in 300 Blackout every day and almost every night for the past week, I thought I’d give you all a break from my new romance with thirty cal kurz (band name, I call it). Listening to me gush about […]
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Ernest Miller Hemingway, July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961.
One of his stories I like best.
BIG TWO-HEARTED RIVER
The train went on up the track out of sight, around one of the hills of burnt timber. Nick sat down on the bundle of canvas and bedding the baggage man had pitched out of the door of the baggage car. There was no town, nothing but the rails and the burned-over country. The thirteen saloons that had lined the one street of Seney had not left a trace. The foundations of the Mansion House hotel stuck up above the ground. The stone was chipped and split by the fire. It was all that was left of the town of Seney. Even the surface had been burned off the ground.
Nick looked at the burned-over stretch of hillside, where he had expected t...
So I'm actually watching a golf...tournament? match? game?...whatever, and finding it moderately interesting. Not a sport I've ever had the faintest urge to try, but there's obviously a ton of technique involved.
What I'm really paying attention to are the photographers, both the pros and among the spectators. What kind of clod holds an iPad up to take pictures in the throng around a green? The people behind you want to see Tiger putt, too, jerk.
More than one pro running a Nikon or Canon with big glass on a monopod has a Sony a6xxx slung around their neck that they occasionally grab one-handed shots with. That's interesting.
This led to a discussion on Facebook about sports photography, which bears some relation to the photography I like the most.
Kevin from Misfires And Light Strikes described the setup for shooting basketball games back in the days of film. That had to be some challenging work.
Photographing shooters on an outdoor range in daylight isn't terribly technically challenging, but indoor sports is something that's near impossible to do without equipment selected fo...
right now it's 93.
I like this better
"We need a new excuse for assaulting people we don't like."
Oh yeah, that's gonna work out well.
Always nice when the leftists eat each other.
Let's see... the NEA is a union that's been getting more and more leftist, so them being this kind if bigoted and stupid isn't exactly a surprise.
The Brady Campaign lies. And bears crap in the woods, neither is a surprise.
The Giffords clowns lie, too. And that's as much a surprise as the Pope be...
Certainly the Leftists do not want us to love freedom and liberty at all, and as soon as the streets and cities are made safe from “gun violence”, and knife and club and fist violence take its place, the lickspittle followers of the Leftists can sit in their houses and quake at every thump and bump, and think about what they did, or perhaps they will later write letters to Comrade whoever explaining why it’s a mistake they’re in the camp.
And in a hospital bed. Working hearts are wonderful.
Being discharged as I blog. The circumflex artery was 90% blocked. The left anterior descending artery which was cleaned and stented in 2014 needed additional cleaning and stenting. Anemia still explains some of my recent exhaustion but that is easily fixed. While it is nice to have such a relatively easy fix for this, losing weight is even more important. Of course, this may get easier with enough oxygen feeding the furnace.
And yes, angioplasty is relatively easy compared to bypass surgery. Still very unpleasant even with a wonderful hospital like St. Alphonsus.
It’s not what you think. I know, I also assumed that yes, he was indeed wanted for kidnapping that busload of cheerleaders after his amazingly dramatic spree of robbing all those convenience stores. Right?
But no. Apparently he wasn’t wanted for anything – prior to making the call.
According to WGNO, Christian Palacios, 24, placed the call just after 10 p.m. on July 16.
He reportedly told officers responding to his call that he knew the difference between an emergency call and a non-emergency call.
Palacios is now charged with unlawful use of the 911 system, the Thibodaux Police Department said.
The violation carries up to a $500 fine and as much as 30 days in the parish jail.
They arrested him for calling the police the wrong way.
Tell me agai...
The temps continue to climb and when I awoke this morning, my phone notifications had heat advisories all over. It's going to be hot, but we're shooting today.
Luckily, Belle and I have planned for just this scenario. As soon as I finish my coffee, I'm going out to the shop and turn on the A /C units, get the fans going, and when the time comes for the Peacemakers to assemble, we'll have a comfortable range to shoot in.
Younger son is coming by later for a visit. He's bringing grandson Elyas, who will spend the week with us for a late July visit before he heads back to school in early August. Today's going to be busy, most of it spent in the shop, so I'd best put on my shoes and get started.
Happy Saturday, y'all1
MINNETONKA, MN — Nebraska is no stranger to monster muleys – and Melissa Bachman, host of Winchester Deadly Passion, can’t get enough of spot and stalk hunts in this state. This week, she heads out with long-time friend Scott Kuhn of Deer Meadow Outfitters to see if she can fill her freezer with a mule deer. Tune in for an all-new episode of Winchester Deadly Passion on Sportsman Channel Sundays at 11:30 a.m. ET.
“When it comes to mule deer, my absolute favorite place to hunt is Nebraska,” Bachman shared. “As per usual, Scott and I put in a lot of work to find our buck.”
Nebraska offers the unique opportunity to get one buck with a bow and one with a rifle. This gives Bachman the chance to try something new by bringing her Mission Sub 1 Crossbow. After working hard during archery season, Melissa is back during...
The Queen Of The World and I are going to a Reggae festival today, but it's Saturday morning which means country music. What to do, what to do ...
Toots & The Maytals has a reggae version of the old John Denver classic, with a couple changes. Almost Heaven West Jamaica ...
There isn’t much detail. This article, as short as it is, has more than at least one other. Police: Intruder shot dead at Hickory Hill apartment complex.
An intruder broke into an apartment, where he encountered an armed resident, who shot the intruder. The would-be bad-guy died a short time later.
No charges were filed against the homeowner.
Because self-defense is a human-right.
Continuing our look at Lounge Music from last week… One of the groups that helped relaunch the appreciation of Lounge music in the 1990s, was Combustible Edition. (And yes, their music is slightly ridiculous, but still fun.)
Unlike other bands with a more ironic take on the lounge scene, Combustible Edison took the music seriously and strove to add to what its members saw as a canon of works, such as those by Esquivel, Henry Mancini, and Martin Denny.
They only produced a couple of albums in the 1990s. But the definitely have the “retro-space-age cultural elements” that the Wiki considers core to Lounge Music.
First up is “The Millionaire’s Holiday” from I, Swinger, their 1994 debut album.
Most of the guns made by Cobray are pretty awful, but one can at least understand the market they were made for. The Terminator is different, because it really is rather incomprehensible who would have actually thought that a single shot, open bolt 12 gauge shotgun with a terrible stock would be a good thing to spend money on. Really the only explanation I can come up with is that it looks industrial and mean, and I suppose some people would have bought it just for that.
Having taken one to the range now, my suspicions of its terribleness have been fully confirmed. It actually is painful to shoot, and the open bolt slamfire mechanism does a greta job of magnifying the inevitable flinch it will give you. It’s clunky and annoying to reload, and also to unload after firing. I never did figure out why it was failing to fire so much for me, unless it was simply a short firing pin with deep-set primers. To be honest, I don’t really care. I’m just happy to be able to send it back to th...
Hexmag is pretty well known for producing ...
Ted Nugent bans carrying firearms at his concert in Roanoke.
Something tells me this is BS. Ted's an ass, generally, but not this kind of ass. He is a mixed bag as an ally to the generic 'Second Amendment Movement.' Ardent supporter, kookoo bananas. A bit embarrassing. To me, he always seems to be on the cusp of uttering a racial slur. Totally out of context to the subject at hand, I mean. He could be talking about paper towel brands and boom! Racial slur.
But like I said, I don't think he himself was on board with this CCW ban, if reports are true. Which I doubt.
Despite being a bit of an overall embarrassment to the NRA, there is no way he is getting ousted from the NRA board. He is too famous and keeps getting voted on. Unless. Unless this story, true or not, has legs.
A cynical person or persons would insist the story is 'true' and ride it to defenestrate the Nuge. And I have mixed feeling if this is ind...
You’ll soon be able to download guns again:
Huge victory. Looks like DEFDIST is putting it all back online again on August 1st. I love their tagline – “Private Defense Tech Development In The Public Interest”.
hahah the top comment on the video is “Can’t wait till we have 3d p...
Slide in the little adapter thing, and boom that’s it:
The company that makes it is MEAN Arms and they call it the…. wait for it… wait for it.. ENDOmag haha. I truly hope piehitters don’t start emailing me with their questions and concerns just because th...
Tisha B’Av is the saddest day of the Jewish year. The Jewish calender, unlike the Gregorian one doesn’t change. The date an event falls on the Jewish calender will be the same every year, the date it falls on the Gregorian will change. Tisha B’Av this year is Saturday the 21st. But since only Yom Kippur will alter the joy of Shabbat, it will be observed on Sunday the 22nd. How Tisha B’Av is observed and how it is observed when it falls on Shabbat.
Why is it the saddest day of the year? Plenty, and I mean plenty of reasons. Chabad has a list of Tisha B’Av history. In addition to what is listed, Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven mentioned this week in ...
Good evening everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Friday Night Lights. In our recurring series we hope to bring you everything from basic illumination tips like every day carry choices and weapon lights to more advanced topics like the use of night vision and thermal imagery during hunting and in the shooting sports. This week […]
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Radian Weapons has introduced a new AR-15 charging handle called Raptor-SL. This new product is based on the company’s Raptor charging handle series. Unlike the more common tendency of new charging handles coming with extended latches, the Raptor-SL has latches of reduced length. As the company notes, the reason for employing these small latches is to […]
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Heart attack Thursday morning, but fortunately a small one. I had angioplasty absurdly early this morning. This was through the femoral artery so I cannot stand or or walk for a 10 hours and to call the channel choices bad is like mistaking a hospital bed for a place to sleep. ]
Going home in the morning. The pain is gone, and they found arteries with limited capacity that needed stents.
It's Friday afternoon at PawPaw's House and we're having happy hour. A nice red moscato for Belle, and I'm enjoying a distilled beverage rather than a fermented one. Regular readers know my affection for bourbon and my respect for those who produce it.
The car keys are hung on their respective pegs, and PawPaw does not intend to communicate with his on-duty brethren tonight. I ain't going nowhere.
One must careful of internet quotes, but I came upon this photo recently, and thank the good people of Kentucky.
Photo Credit: Recoil Web
The Modular Handgun contest was good to civilian shooters. We got the Sig Sauer XM17, the ...
Although the 9x19mm MA-13 MK II design was first seen online in 2012, there is still relatively not much known about it outside of the Myanmar Police Special Task Force that has been seen utilizing it as standard issue, albeit sparingly. Staying within the previous designation of the Burmese Defense Industries license produced copy of […]
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At a recent amnesty program held by the Israeli Defense Forces, a first model Dror in .303 British turned up along with a number of other small arms that had been surrendered as part of a drive to return historical small arms from IDF veterans or otherwise. In this particular case, the Dror that was […]
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…You might be a redneck.
I’ve been babysitting a neighbor’s spare AR just lately, because it gets separation anxiety and you know how destructive they can be when they’re upset. With regular care and feeding it’s been well-behaved, hasn’t snuck off at night to commit any mass shootings. But I did find it needed a leash in social occasions, because it can be aggressive around other “assault weapons.”
Normally I can whip up something like that out of what’s in my sewing box but I’d let myself run low on web strap. So a new roll arrived at last weekend’s care package drop…
Nothin’ fancy, just enough to sling it. I’m not used to ARs and it didn’t occur to me till yesterday when I was lubing it and checking for rust that they can come right apart and so the sling needs to. Bother – that used up my last q...
It's hot in Louisiana in mid-to-late July, and this one is no exception. We're in the dog days of summer, where the rain is sparse and the vegetation (and animals) sag in the heat.
So, here I am in my eighth decade. (Yeah, OK, 70 years old…but “eighth decade” sounds more pitiful somehow, and will hopefully make women pity me, and console me more than they do…) Just finished my last class of my … Read more
Summer’s longer days means more time for shooting, swimming, and other outdoor projects! With so many activities to enjoy, sitting down for quiet time, sipping an ice tea, coffee or other favorite chilled beverage can be a welcome change of pace. Summer WON Coloring Girl Features Someone Very Special We’re delighted to be working with Kimberly Kolb […]
Wow. This is more than a little creepy. Tacitus thinks that he may have helped excavate a battlefield where Adolf Hitler served in World War I. This is very thought provoking, and highly recommended.
The past isn't dead. It isn't even past.- William Faulkner
During the last day of the Swedec EOD Exercise a test was conducted to demonstration an explosion of a hand grenade. The test was done in Sweden and it was captured on high speed camera. Imagine a family of mannequins sitting at the dinner table. The conversation is a bit silent, but all is happy […]
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Although not entering active service in large numbers, the Burmese state-operated defense armaments production wing, Defense Industries has been quietly working on what appears to be 9x19mm NATO Glock-pattern copy in the guise of a second generation variant without finger grooves and no light capable slide on the frame. Without more in-depth comparison it is difficult […]
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Regular readers know that last winter cranky old Uncle Joel spent his first reliably comfortable nights since moving to the boonies, thanks to the installation of a Genuine Thermostat-Controlled Propane Space Heater in the new bedroom. Oh, yes, don’t ever let anyone tell you the 20th century doesn’t have its charms.
There was just one little problem…
A simple regulator attached to a single propane bottle meant either waiting for the heater to flame out or preemptively swapping out not-yet-empty bottles – and re-lighting the heater pilot every time. It wasn’t a problem, exactly – I’d class it as no more than a pain in the ass. Had it been a truly cold winter it might have crept up into the “problem” class of annoyances.
After the porch build the heater bottle became more problematic by getting buried behind the stairs, but...
Such a requirement could not come at a more dangerous time. Not only is land being taken from whites, the political sentiment and rhetoric in the country is heating up to the point of being explosive. [More]Hey, they're only after the "illegal guns," right? So what's the problem?
Republican lawmakers are inquiring into an order from U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp that theoretically allowed the state to seize citizens’ firearms ahead of Hurricane Irma last year. [More]They're just getting around to this now? And they'll do what with it?
SureFire had sent an M600 DF Scout Light writer's sample for testing. Having used it already in the shoothouse as well as regular house-type houses in Alliance, OH, I have a pretty good idea how it's going to work...
that's some nasty long-term damage.
Tell me again about the wonders of low-crime Britain.
The number of killings and knife offences in England and Wales have surged in the last year, official crime figures reveal today.
The Office for National Statistics have recorded the number of homicides has increased by 12 per cent, and crimes with a knife have risen by 16 per cent.
The number of homicides now stand at their highest level since 2008, amid a violent crime wave that is blighting London and other cities.
In the 12 months to March, 443,000 crimes resulted in a charge or summons out of 4.6 million offences - the lowest detection rate since 2015.
[T]he ACLU now advises all its affiliates to consider the content of speech, and whether it advances our goals, before deciding whether to defend the right to speak.
That is a balance never before recognized by the ACLU as legitimate in deciding whether to take a free speech case. To deny that this departure from free speech policy is a departure is intellectually dishonest, an Orwellian smokescreen thrown up to obscure what they are doing.
And that, it seems, is why they tried to hide the new guidelines, even claiming, absurdly, that they were protected by the lawyer-client privilege. To say now, after the guidelines were disclosed by others, that they have nothing to hide rings hollow.
The national ACLU has never liked or wanted to defend the 2nd Amendment(some local branches have), but they've made a big deal of "We defend speech!" Except now they don't.
Screw the b...
Because it would be just CRAZY to assume that the Obama Administration would do something illegal. Senate probe: Obama administration funded efforts to unseat Netanyahu.
After Benjamin Netanyahu staged a surprise win in Israel’s national election sixteen months ago, questions began emerging about whether the Obama administration attempted to intervene on behalf of his opponents. Almost immediately afterward, an American pollster who worked with Netanyahu’s Likud in the election accused the State Department of indirectly funding the “V15” campaign that backed his opponent. Despite denials from State that they had funded V15 through an American organization named OneVoice, a Senate investigation found that’s exactly what happened:
Oh, and it seems that the Obama State Department didn’t keep the emails, so the “investigation” was stalled. As Joel says (see the hat tip reference below)
Amazing how often that happens – and how often it works.
(Hat tip to The ...
Orbital ATK and Heckler & Koch have reached a settlement in their lawsuit which saw ATK sue the German firearms giant for $27 million. The case was filed in early 2017, with ATK demanding compensation for the failure of Heckler & Koch to deliver 20 XM25 prototypes. The two companies had worked together on the […]
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