Monday, 22 October


Vote No on #I1639

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:01, Monday, 22 October

Via Facebook:


Donate your time and money to fund efforts (as I have also done) to defeat I-1639.

Claims that firearm regulation and gun control laws have any meaningful impact on public safety are dubious at best, and fraudulent at worst. It is simply beyond the scope of legislation to effect the required change in societal norms to have the advertised impact. If that were truly the case, then the prohibition of drugs and prostitution would have stopped the prevalence of those vices. Attempting to change behaviour through the regulation of objects is foolhardy – the causal factors of crime and violence are infinitely more complex than can be addressed by strict gun control. Instead gun control merely succeeds in creating more defenceless victims, and infringes on the civil rights of an entire population. If we can learn anything from Australia, it is that expensive and ever-stricter gun control is doomed to failure.

Gideon Joubert
October 9, 2018
Australia and the NFA – the Truth About Gun Control Down Under
[My experience is that such claims are almost always fraudulent. It’s part of their culture....

Today's Curious Question

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 08:19, Monday, 22 October

I have seen increasing mention that the correlation between high-fat diets and cardiovascular disease (CVD) may be because high-fat diets make people overweight, and overweight is recognized as a CVD risk factor.  Intrisically, or because overweight people get too little exercise?  All pre-Agricultural Revolution societies have been heavily dependent on meat, like these walking supermarkets:

Now, pre-Agricultural Revolution societies do not have many fat people.  (Even pre-Industrial Revolution societies usually do not.  Hunters are too busy hunting fleet-footed game; serfs are too busy feeding the nobles.)  ...

Some nice work, especially astrophotography and landscapes here.

From PETA's website:

Why Cow’s Milk Is the Perfect Drink for Supremacists
As when Christoph Waltz’s character in Inglorious Bastards drinks a glass of milk and a character in a ...

Early Voting Could Spell Trouble for GOP, Says Fox News

by Dave Workman in Liberty Park Press at 09:00, Monday, 22 October


Sunday Canon Fodder

by Brigid J. in Home on the Range at 09:08, Monday, 22 October


As we prepare to note the passing of an anniversary that ought to be marked with infamy, we need to familiarize ourselves with what happened in the past so that we can apply its useful lessons to the present. [More]
"Happy" Infringement Day! Those who cannot remember the past...

Survey SAYS...

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:31, Monday, 22 October

Snapshot: Majority in U.S. Now Oppose Ban on Assault Rifles [More]
Considering the overwhelming media messages, that's pretty remarkable. Not that it should matter on rights, but success at bypassing those illustrates how desperately the "progressives" need to close off remaining "social media" channels of information sharing...

Riverside, California Sheriff Stan Sniff Sued for “Discriminatory and Unconstitutional” Handgun Carry Policies in Federal Court [More]
If they're not safe enough to be here, the problem is not with those who are.

Correcting the Record

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:16, Monday, 22 October

A "progressive" journalist would lie about guns...? [More]

Looks like some comment-posting readers aren't buying it either.

Release The Kraken

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:10, Monday, 22 October

Juvenile murderers can seek release in Washington State [More]
That's OK because they're "progressive," so they're going after "legal" gun owners instead.

I don't know what I was thinking.

[Via Michael G]

I know how to put that to good use, but alas, White Privilege is no more.


by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:52, Monday, 22 October

“...the root of hate, when we’re talking with protestors that are shouting our names and saying that we’re gun-grabbing commies. First off, we’re not. [More]
Funny. You talk just like them.

Outside of his adoring cult worshippers, he really is loathsome.

[Via Michael G]

Raising Kaine

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:42, Monday, 22 October

Loomer Confronts Tim Kaine, He Refuses to Condemn Antifa [More]
Condemn them? He supports them.

[Via Mack H]

Malhama Tactical launched in May 2016 and by the end of that year was advertising on Facebook for trainers to come join their “fun and friendly team” with vacation allowance and a day off per week. [More]
So we can assume their EEO-compliant policies extend to people of alternative religions and genders, and that workplace diversity is key?

[Via Jess]

La Forma de las Cosas por Venir

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:06, Monday, 22 October

The Mexican border city of Tijuana topped 2,000 homicides during the first ten months of 2018, as a cartel war rages. Multiple cartel hits add to historic figures with multiple murders registered daily. [More]
What would a monster who would open the borders for political advantage not do?

[Via Wynn A


by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:55, Monday, 22 October

Six people have been shot a few blocks from an NFL stadium in Jacksonville, and three are in critical condition, authorities reported. [More]
Who wants to bet the perps will turn out to be NRA members? Or Republicans?

[Via Michael G]

The Power Behind the Throne

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:48, Monday, 22 October

Control the Secretary of State positions in enough states, and they can control the outcome of elections... [More]
It's good to be the king's minister.

[Via Michael G]

AzCDL Annual Meeting of Members

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:43, Monday, 22 October

Here's a recap, along with MP3 recordings. [More]

POLICE DOCUMENTS: Robert Mueller Is Being Investigated For Allegedly Framing Right-Wing Man On Gun Charge [More]
Based on past actions, I'd believe just about anything.

[Via Felix B]
NYPD Pulls Nearly 3,000 Body Cameras After One Starts Smoking, Explodes [More]
I'd like to say "convernient," but this has got to be very expensive and reputation damaging to Axon, so their engineers will figure it out, including if this was a design flaw, an anomaly or something else.

[Via William T]

Doctors and cops among 277 arrested in human trafficking, online prostitution sting in Florida [More]
This story is a year old but I don't recall seeing it before.

[Via William T]

Cut Short

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:18, Monday, 22 October

One question: Why is a "Republican"-dominated state on par with two of the worst "progressive" gun-grabber enclaves on this?

And aside from kAss-itch® ...  ?

Where are all those "staunch defenders of the Second Amendment" we're urged to support?

[Via Len Savage]

For 33 minutes, KC police made every black male a suspect in the Plaza shooting [More]
Hey, it worked for Inspector Clouseau...

In re the FB link, KC Star says I've reached my monthly limit for "free" views, and I just haven't seen much there worth paying for.

[Via ...

Unappealing Implications

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:49, Monday, 22 October

The appeals court concluded that the logic for passing a ban on large-capacity magazines was based on a “legitimate governmental interest in public health and safety.” [More]
Unanimous, eh? God forbid we apply the highest level of scrutiny to a fundamental right.

[Via bondmen]

An Honest Mistake?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:39, Monday, 22 October

No response was received. [More]
Lame. Unless they specifically communicated a copy change to the client, he'd have probably never thought to look for one.

[Via bondmen]

GOP bails on Colorado incumbent, bets on 'superstar' newcomer in Florida instead [More]

Because nothing says fire up those bellies like advancing a gun-grabbing, environmentalcase pathway to amnesty sellout over an "A-" and "B"-rater.

These people have learned nothing.

Rep. Steve King Goes Full White Nationalist  [More]
Being able to demonstrate how one culture has proven better at advancing  science, technology, liberty and prosperity than others is now a dangerous act.

Smearing those you would destroy by portraying them as racists is straight out of the SPLC playbook.

No Pasting Needed

by David in Musings Over a Barrel at 05:46, Monday, 22 October

I've been so pleased with the Dawson sights I put on my full size SIG P320 this summer, I decided to order a set for the Compact P320. I installed the sights recently and I finally had a chance to try them out last week.

I hung a slightly used IDPA target and shot my first 10 shots from 7 yards. All seemed well at that distance, so back to 10 yards I went. Still good. Now 15. I'm having a good day. Let's try 20 yards. Yep, I can live with that. After the first 50 rounds it was confirmed, the sights are well within my own shooting ability.

Since I hadn't shot this gun in a while, I also expended a couple magazines shooting strong and weak hand only. The rest of my 100 rounds was shot from the 10 yard line while trying to use target focus rather than sight focus. 


Obama & Co. say so!"
Except it does.   More than they'll ever admit to.

Slow Blog Loading

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:48, Monday, 22 October

I have compiled all the comments on this web-site loading slowly below, so that potential technical support can have a handy reference.

My own observations:

I have no clue what the problem some people (and only some people) seem to be having could be.

I use Chrome for blogging and I look at the blog all the time in Chrome, and it loads normally for me. My wife finds no problem either.

I did reduce the number of posts on page one which should slightly speed things up.

I now intend to ask for technical advice.


2018/10/09 at 5:51...

The Very Model of a Modern-Age Millennial

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:09, Monday, 22 October

The Very Model of a Modern-Age Millennial
by Meg Elison

I am the very model of a modern-age millennial,
I’ve got no cash, no house, no kids, and student debt perennial,
I know the rules of Tinder, and I’m not sold on monogamy
(For what it’s worth I think that stems from troubles ‘tween my mom and me)
I’m very well acquainted, too, with matters on the gender front
Myself, I am nonbinary; your labels I so do not want
Been disillusioned by my expectations with a lot o’ stuff,
The skills with which I am equipped for life are frankly not enough
My job prospects are hobbled by insistence on a living wage
Compete at entry level with some washed-up folks at twice my age
In matters of id...

What Happens When An Electric Car Is Hit By Lightning?

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:22, Monday, 22 October

OK, this one was in a garage, plugged into the grid when the house got hit by lightning. Close enough. Electri-Fried Fusion.

The storm was in September.

The car had been parked in the detached garage and was plugged into the grid. But wait, wouldn’t you think a modern electric car would be designed with a built-in circuit breaker for electrical storms like this? Guess not! He immediately drove his electric car straight to the Ford dealer and said something was wrong.

That was SIX long weeks ago and no end in sight. Turns out the Fusion had an en-lightning experience and is completely incapacitated. Car insurance doesn’t know how to deal with electric cars that have been struck by lightning. They want pictures. Really? What does an electric car demobilized by lightning look like? Well, the same as an electric car that hasn’t been struck by lightning. Except none of the 2 separate battery compartments work now. It turns out the lightning strike blew out the electrical circuit boards. After weeks of back and forth with the insurance company, things started progres...

Red Pill Video #WalkAway

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:15, Monday, 22 October

I found this #walkaway video pretty moving, even if it is a bit long. “Rape, The Projects, Rejecting Victimhood, Leaving the Left.” The video is 17 minutes, but I think it is worth a look.

CNN Forgives Reporter’s Homophobic Tweets Because It Was A Long Time Ago When She Was Just A Silly College Kid

CNN is doubling down on its support for a White House correspondent who was discovered to have used anti-gay slurs and homophobic language in tweets. The tweets uncovered Sunday revealed CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins using the word “fag” and expressing bigotry toward lesbians.

In one tweet, posted in July 2011, Collins called another user on Twitter a “fag,”

Only the Log Cabin Republicans have had anything bad to say, but we know the Left hates them.

Places to Shoot

by Sebastian in Shall Not Be Questioned at 08:10, Monday, 22 October

It is basically impossible to maintain a healthy shooting culture without having places to shoot. Even if we change the laws in places like New York City, because they’ve been so utterly successful at destroying their gun culture, Bloomberg likely won’t ever have to worry about icky gun people in his city. There’s almost nowhere to buy a gun, and almost no places left to shoot. This is a city that once contained NRA’s primary shooting facility! Can you imagine that today? Actually, you don’t have to. This is where NRA’s range in New York City was:


On October 22nd – 10/22 – We Celebrate Ruger Day!

by Adam Scepaniak in The Firearm Blog at 08:00, Monday, 22 October

Ruger DayThis is the second year that us folks in the firearm industry are celebrating October 22nd (10/22) as “Ruger Day!” by paying homage to the iconic rimfire rifle we all love. On February 23rd (02/23) we honor the .223 Rem cartridge. On March 8th (03/08) we recognize the .308 Win cartridge. So on October 22nd […]

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TFBTV: German World War Two Guns in Action

by Miles in The Firearm Blog at 07:00, Monday, 22 October

What would it be like to try and attempt to shoot historical small arms in some of the ways that they were actually used in the past? We try and do that in this episode with German small arms in a small team setting, assaulting an objective across open terrain using a base of fire […]

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ADAR Ladoga and 2-15 Rifles [Arms & Hunting 2018]

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Monday, 22 October

ADAR Ladoga and 2-15 Rifles [Arms & Hunting 2018] (660)ADAR is one of the relatively new Russian firearm brands. We’ve earlier reported about the AR-15 and new straight pull rifle made by this company. During the Arms & Hunting 2018 exhibition, we had a chance to take a closer look at these guns and talk to company officials. ADAR Ladoga Ladoga is a straight […]

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I took a break

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 03:30, Monday, 22 October

From building my from-scratch 1911.  It's had seven rounds through it. 

I was hoping for a "Finish Metalworking" class.  That class never came about.  Officially.  But I have been hanging out with the gunsmith in the last few months he will be in business and he has graciously shared his time and demonstrated some techniques.

I have finally gotten close enough in my sprucing up the gun to take out in public.

Good thing, too, as it was a dog's breakfast.

Now it is only a mid afternoon dog's snack.

Another reason I chose stainless steel.  No need for bluing or cerakote or ion-bond.  Two of those someone else would have to do, and it would tale more than a month of sundays to get decent at painting technique.  With stainless it is just blending and finish sanding out of shiny surfaces.

I could do some bead blasting but...  Maybe still will.

The hardest past is the back end of the pistol, where the slide meets the frame and you stare at all day at the range.  The extractor end is back there.  And mine was proud.  And black.   The firing ping sto...

Speaking of Complicit

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:49, Monday, 22 October

Why not kneel next to your brothers? [More]
How is it we even know the name "Amy Schumer"?


by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:48, Monday, 22 October

Gay Man Accuses Cory ‘Spartacus’ Booker Of Sexual Assault [More]
Oysters and snails...?

Anybody know of a good reason why we shouldn't all automatically believe him, and why we shouldn't treat skeptics like rape enablers?

The Lie Detector Lied?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:41, Monday, 22 October

Well that's pretty OppositeDay "progressive"... [More]

Oh look: An Opposite Day "progressive honor."

Written by Greg Ellifritz


I posted this video on my Facebook page the other day and asked my friends to comment. If you haven’t seen the video, it is footage of an attack on innocent motorists in Palestine. A massive (more than 40 people by my count) group of masked and hooded attackers began throwing Molotov Cocktails at an Israeli armored vehicle, but quickly transitioned into throwing them at any car driving down the road. Take a look at the short video below:

I asked my friends how they would handle an attack like this. Before you say “Don’t live in Palestine,” think about this…


What would happen in the USA in overpopulated urban areas if the EBT cards stopped working? I could see large groups of disadvantaged youths “protesting” in a similar manner. The firebombing attacks would be organized through social media sites like twitter or Fac...

Taking a gun on a plane is a big undertaking. Here are 3 steps that will help you through a flight when you’re flying with firearms.

Sponsored by Jagemann Sporting Group

Step 1: Read Part 1 of ‘Flying with Firearms’

It would be helpful to refresh or learn the basics in this column I wrote earlier, “Tips for Making Traveling with Guns Easier.”...

I absolutely love cornbread, so when I saw the recipe for Elk Cornbread Casserole from Nevada Foodies I just had to share. It seems like the perfect stick to your ribs recipe for a cool fall day. ~ MC

elk-casserole Nevada Foodies Elk Cornbread Casserole

One of my favorite dishes to dish up for family and friends is this satisfying elk cornbread casserole. It’s easy to prepare and uses ground elk, providing you with one more recipe to add to your arsenal that is sure to impress.

Substitute ground venison or antelope meat.

Elk Cornbread Casserole

Serves: 6+
Preparation ...

Being “Pro-police” Is Too Much for Facebook

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:44, Monday, 22 October

Calling for killing of police and war against police is perfectly OK. But they have to draw the line somewhere. Facebook Shuts Down Ad Account For Promoting Stories About Police.

The thing is… the only promotions I was trying to run were in support of law enforcement.

One of those promotions was the video capturing the story of Sgt. Carla, a police officer with the Coral Springs PD who responded to the Parkland school shooting. In the video, she talks about the tragedy and how her department is trying to implement new training to help teachers save lives.

Unbiased? Not hardly.

Now if you peruse the “Cops Behaving Badly” category, you will see that I am not a knee-jerk-reaction police supporter. I have dealt with some assholes “on the job,” and they are truly assholes. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t recognize there are decent people trying to maintain law and order, and I actually believe that those people...

Webley WG Single Shot Not-A-Revolver

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 05:00, Monday, 22 October

This pistol is being sold by Morphys on October 31, 2018.

This is a really interesting and probably unique Webley – a single shot, flat sided version of the WG Target revolver. It has a WG Target frame and grip and WG Target adjustable sights, but a monolithic barrel block with a single chamber and ejector in place of a cylinder (rather like a Colt Camp Perry). It is in magnificent condition, but there is a complete dearth of historical information on this pattern. The only deduction I can make is based on the serial number, which is just 11 digits shy of the last known WG revolver. This would place production just before World War One, and perhaps in using the last of the available parts it was reasonable to make a single-shot version like this for a custom special order?



by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 22:58, Sunday, 21 October

Amazing how many "failures" clean up nicely after some processing.  Pretty sure this was with a 25mm eyepiece projection; 1/80th; ISO 400

1/320th; ISO-400; prime focus

Hello Internet!

In This Episode:
  • Erin and Weer’d explore an article which disputes the the validity of the CDC’s rising numbers for gun violence in America… from Michael Bloomberg’s The Trace;
  • Weer’d interviews Lara Smith of the Liberal Gun Club to discuss the not-so-mythical liberal gun owner and how important diversity is in the Second Amendment fight;
  • the General Purpose Egghead gives us another segment on the penny stove, this time  talking about on how to use one, some accessories for one that are useful, and fuels for it;
  • and friend of the show Oddball felt called out to do a segment on what knife steels are good and what to avoid.

Did you know that we have a Patreon? Join now for the low, low cost of $4/month (that’s $1/podcast) and you’ll get to listen to our podcast on Friday instead of Mondays, as well as patron-only content like mag dump episodes, our hilarious blooper reels and film tracks, and eligibility for our giveaway of a ...

Claire McCaskill vs Veritas, Truth

by Sheila Stokes in The Zelman Partisans at 00:37, Monday, 22 October

With Demoncrats doing everything to gain control of the nation so they can institute their program of higher taxes, impeaching a lawfully elected President and enacting gun control they have a variety of strategies they are flinging at the goal.

Since San Fran Nan has decided it’s more important to enact gun and citizen control than to win elections, I thought we might take a look at some of these brand new demoncratic socialist candidates. Although really, I guess if you’re a Demoncratic Socialist, after you’ve enacted gun and citizen control, you don’t really need to worry about winning elections, yeh? They’re just being more open about it now.

One is the socialist who thinks Bernie Sanders is the Great Pumpkin, Ocasio-Cortez.


Sunday, 21 October


By Jeff Gurwitch October 21, 2018 Back in 2004, while taking part in advanced urban combat course. At the Direct Action Resource Center (DARC), just outside Little Rock AR, my Special Forces team was introduced to a method of casualty evacuation known as the ‘DARC strap’. It was essentially about 7 feet of 1inch tubular ...

In fact, 57% oppose and only 40% favor a ban on "semi-automatic guns, known as assault rifles." (I guess we can't expect pollsters to know much about guns).

Terror for the Beckhams as masked raiders attempt to break in to their Cotswolds home | Daily Mail Online: David and Victoria Beckham have been left distraught after a group of balaclava-clad burglars attempted to break into their Cotswolds mansion.  Police were called to the couple’s  6 million home in Great Tew, Oxfordshire, last Friday after their 24 hour security surveillance team noticed the intruders on the property’s CCTV.  Guests at the nearby Soho Farmhouse, which is just a stone’s throw away and a favourite haunt of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, spotted them too and ran to scare them off.
Actually, home invasions do occur to "Normal Folks", too.
(details deleted)

Some of my family think I'm paranoid. 
Maybe I am. 
But with three minutes of online effort, I found myself on a map describing exactly where I live. 
I needed a few personal details to "fi...

Where Is This Authority Specified?

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 21:17, Sunday, 21 October

Nanny state has to tell you how to live your life. Sheriff bans alcohol sales after Hurricane Michael. ‘People need to not focus on drinking.’.

Officials in Bay and Gulf counties have banned the sale and distribution of alcohol until the state of emergency is over — except for residents of Panama City, whose leaders voted Thursday to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m., according to

What. The. Fuck.

And the sheriff in question should be told to get packing come the next election. In the meantime he needs to focus on people actually breaking the law. People just lost everything, and you don’t think they might want a drink. You heartless bastard.

Hat tip to Wirecutter, who notes…

Banning the sale of a legal product? Seriously?
One more reason to add alcohol to your preps.


Handgun Radio Live

by Weerd Beard in Weer'd World at 17:19, Sunday, 21 October

We’ll be going live soon

Straw Instructors

by Tam in View From The Porch at 18:23, Sunday, 21 October

I've read a few internet posts (as well as a couple books) lately that are pimped as "giving you the information most firearms instructors won't!" or, in other cases, claiming to offer you new stuff that boldly contradicts what all those other people in the industry are teaching.

In the former case, the information was pretty conventional legal-oriented stuff that I've heard referred to, to a greater or lesser degree, in pretty much every CCW-oriented class I've attended. In fact, I've even had it brought up tangentially in pure shooting classes. (Yes, there is a difference between a "self-defense" or "tactical" class and a pure mechanical shooting class. Although the latter can be very useful in the former.)


According to the study, early alpine farmers in the region of lower Valais and the Bernese Oberland kept sheep and goats. The dry and steep slopes of the Valais did not produce much feed, which is why the shepherds undertook a two-day hike to the Schnidejoch Pass to find good grazing opportunities.

This nomadic pasture farming was only possible as the glaciers drastically retreated during the so- called Holocene Climatic Optimum period.

The scientists say a melting ice field on the Schnidejoch Pass has exposed several hundreds of prehistoric objects since 2003.
Why, you'd think there were natural cycles to this, or something.

Liberty and Authority

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 18:35, Sunday, 21 October

By Nathan Barton

I’ve forgotten who said this:

“And here is the difference between the Libertarians and the Authoritarians: the latter have no confidence in liberty; they believe in compelling people to be good, assuming that people are totally depraved; the former believe in letting people be good, and maintain that humanity grows better and better as it gains more and more liberty. If Libertarians were merely to ask that liberty be tried in any one of the other fields of human expression they would meet the same opposition as their pioneer predecessors; but such is their confidence in the advantages of liberty that they demand, not that it be tried in one more instance only, but that it be universally adopted.”

It is a frequent topic of discussion on-line, and in various political venues. It is a matter which crosses over into religious questions as well, and into parenting and business management. Let’s discuss at least one part of this.

Mama Liberty called the Authoritarians “Controllers” for such they are.  They are those “who have no confidenc...

Stupid Criminals

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 16:42, Sunday, 21 October



This Explains a Lot

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 14:45, Sunday, 21 October

10/19/18 CNN:

(CNN)A New York man was arrested and charged Friday by federal prosecutors with threatening to assault and murder two US senators in retaliation for their support of Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court.
The man, Ronald DeRisi, left more than 10 threatening and "expletive-laced" voicemails for the two senators beginning September 27, according to the complaint unsealed Friday by prosecutors in the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York.
In one message, DeRisi said he had a "present" for one of the senators, the complaint says, adding: "It's a nine millimeter. Side of your f---ing skull, you scumbag motherf---er." He finished the call by saying, "Yeah, Kavanaugh -- I don't think so."...
On Friday, a frail DeRi...

Low-Life, Dirty Dog, Scoundrel.

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 14:44, Sunday, 21 October

I have an old 2001 F150 that we use around the place when we need a pickup truck.  I don't need a truck every day, but we need one often enough to keep one around.  It's paid for, it's mine, ad it starts every time we turn the ignition.

Belle needed it a couple of weeks ago to run an errand, so she took it out.  About three days later I needed it and and noticed that the fuel gauge was about a quarter of a tank, so I stopped and filled it up.  I got to the store, and when I came out, realized that I had a fuel leak.  A substantial  fuel leak.  I got under the truck and saw a stream of fuel coming from the tank, so I looked i the console, found a pencil, and jammed it up in the hole, then duct-taped it in place.   I am a redneck, after all.



Trafalgar Day

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 11:20, Sunday, 21 October

Sent at 11:45 A.M., just as Nelson’s two parallel columns of ships prepared to break through the French & Spanish line.


At four o’clock in the morning of 21 October Nelson ordered the Victory to turn towards the approaching enemy fleet, and signaled the rest of his force to battle stations. He then went below and made his will, before returning to the quarterdeck to carry out an inspection. Despite having 27 ships to Villeneuve’s 33, Nelson was confident of success, declaring that he would not be satisfied with taking fewer than 20 prizes. He returned briefly to his cabin to write a final prayer, after which he joined Victory’s signal lieutenant, John Pasco.

    Mr Pasco, I wish to say to the fleet “England confides that every man will do his duty”....

For Some People, It Is Always 1968…

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 10:37, Sunday, 21 October

Gerard van der Leun is fed up with our generation’s, his and mine, members of the elite community of fashion.

In the past few decades, self-loathing has drenched many Americans of the Left. …. A self-loathing that has reached its apotheosis in those “Americans” that love the hallucinogenic fantasy of an Islamic mosque at Ground Zero, a sanctuary California, a Hillary forcefully installed as Big Granny President for Life, and Donald Trump’s head on a stake over the main gate to DC. All so they can get back to sitting in their dark cave and watch their dream-world socialist vision screened on the back wall.

After the rise of Oba...

The Boats for the 36th America’s Cup

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 12:10, Sunday, 21 October

The AC-75 foiling monohull is radical even by America’s Cup standards. A 75-foot monohull with no keel, and 2 canting T “dagger boards.” These should be even faster than the 50-ft foiling catamarans.

The 36th America’s Cup will run in March of 2021. The first regattas start in September of 2019. So far there are the Kiwis (the defender) and 3 official challengers. (They are hoping for one or two more challengers.)

One team has built a 24t test platform, but there is limited video, since the teams focus on secrecy and security a lot. And also they seem to crash quite a bit. So the best video to date is the computer graphics explanation of the class. (Video from The World Sailing Show.)


Vote No on #I1639

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:01, Sunday, 21 October

Via Facebook:


Donate your time and money to fund efforts (as I have also done) to defeat I-1639.

Democrats do it and Republicans do it. But they do it differently.

Democrats lie to hide their unpopular positions, like gun control (and more gun control). They lie to the people and then vote more towards their base once elected.

Republicans, on the other hand, lie in the opposite direction. They lie to their base, and then when elected, vote more like Democrats.

This tells us that the true “center” of political opinion lies to the right of how elected officials of both parties vote. They lie in the same direction.

October 19, 2018
Lying to get elected…
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]

Online ads

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 08:15, Sunday, 21 October

Tam said there was a time she was seen riding in a Chrysler product with this kind of license plate on the front:

I googled Direct Connection to remind myself what that was.  Oh yeah. 

Now all the ads I see online are for Vedder holsters, still, but also Year One parts purveyor stuff.  That's it.  Just them two.  Erryw...
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Things Happen

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 05:57, Sunday, 21 October

Italy Vows to Have Its Cake and Eat It Too

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 08:24, Sunday, 21 October

They want to stay in the EU. They just have no intention of following any of the rules required to stay in the EU. Italy vows to stay in euro but stick with spending plan.

And you thought US politics were screwed up.

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The leaders of Italy’s populist coalition government said they had no intention of leaving the euro but will stick with spending plans that have triggered both a credit rating downgrade and sharp criticism from Brussels.

My predictions about countries and the EU have all been wrong. But I don’t think that Brussels will have the will to kick Italy out of the club. And when the...

Sunday Roundup of Link Roundups

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:17, Sunday, 21 October

Clarie Wolfe starts us off with Weekend links.

  • Why are black independent thinkers smeared by the media?
  • Matt Welch: When the bubble bursts, we are so screwed. Ya think?
  • At The Intercept Shaun King remembers his college fraternity brother, now tasered to death by cops.
  • Remember the gigantic blue wave that was going to overwhelm the 2018 mid-terms? The NYT is now opinionating about what would happen if that wave turned out to be … red.
  • Here comes flu-shot propaganda season again. I’m not opposed to getting shots if I know how well they work, but this mindless “get your shot whether it works or not” for three months every year drives me bonkers. Sharyl Attkisson reviews some of her past reporting on the issue.

And more.

And it wouldn’t be Sunday without Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup from Pirate’s Cove.

William Teach starts out with the following.

What is happening in Ye Olde Blogosphere? T...


My XO in the late 80s, early 90s was Colonel Tehan.  A no-shit combat veteran.  A man that took a few AK bullets, one that hit the trigger guard of the 1911 he was using, smashing it to his trigger finger.  When he woke up in the hospital after that it was still in his hand.  Or at least the frame was.  They took off as much as they could, and he had other injuries to worry about before they got around to cutting the pistol off his hand.

There was a big push around that time to do professional reading.  Colonel Tehan was already on board what the Commandant was laying down.  He told us a story about how his father only got so much structured schooling, but was constantly reading to better his mind.  This helped make the XO a voracious reader.

The Commandant wanted all his Marines to consume more professional reading.  And he had a reading list. This included Clausewitz and Tsun Tzu and Keegan's Face of Battle.  The ...

Being a Jerk

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 05:25, Sunday, 21 October

I've seen quite a bit of this recently.   Not around here, but in the news.  It seems that it is quite fashionable to accost someone in public because you don't like their political activity.  For example, Mitch McConnell was accosted recently in a restaurant. You can read about it here.  It seems to be Republicans who are being hounded, but I understand that even Nancy Pelosi got a taste of it, here.

So, let's just say for the sake of fairness that it is happening across the political spectrum.  Point being, it is a disconcerting trend.  It is not cool to be a jerk, and I don't know why the restaurants put up with it.  It certainly can't be good for business. The last thing any restaurateur wants in the diing room is a ruckus.

In the local latitudes, we arrest people for being jerks.  At some point, running your mouth ceases to be free speech and becomes Disturbing the Peace...

Police Officer Antwan Toney

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:46, Sunday, 21 October

End of watch. Georgia police officer fatally shot near school.

A Georgia police officer has been killed after being shot while responding to a suspicious vehicle parked near a middle school.

He was rushed to a local hospital where he died.

German U-Boat Line-Thrower Rifle Conversions

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 05:00, Sunday, 21 October

These two line throwing conversion are being sold by Morphys on October 31, 2018 (first one and second one)

These two Gewehr 98 rifles were converted by the Mauser factory to be used as naval line-throwing rifles. The exact nature of the line and lead projectiles is not clear, but they are clearly original military conversions and came form the Geoffrey Sturgess collection. Entirely new stocks were made for these guns, with a substantially increased length of pull to mitigate the harsh recoil of line throwing. The magazines were blocked with wooden plugs, allowing only one short (blank) round to be held, but allowing that round to be depressed enough to close the rifle’s bolt over it and keep the chamber empty. The barrels were replaced with launch tubes, on 10 inches lo...


Using a new 2" camera adapter.  Alas, no eyepiece projection tube. 1/320th; ISO 400.  Enhanced with GIMP; converted to gray scale with IrfanView.  (GIMP must have that capability--but where?)

Trying to get perfectly sharp focus on a telescope and camera is not easy.  Unlike older film 35mm cameras, there seems to be no ground glass center for ultrasharp focus,

Here I used unsharp mask in GIMP:

Amateur Sports...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 22:06, Saturday, 20 October

I love amateur sports. The very root of "amateur", whether in sports or photography or writing or whatever, is "someone who does a thing for the love of it."

This doesn't necessarily signal competence, but it does signal enthusiasm, as well as a certain level of love of the game.

Saturday, 20 October


The Evil Princess and I have known Melody Lauer and John Johnston for some years, and know them to be masterful instructors as well as champion defensive handgun shooters. We have been wanting to take their Armed Parent class because … Read more

S&W Victory – Factory vs Volquartsen Barrel

by Mr. RevolverGuy in Day At The Range at 20:37, Saturday, 20 October

Smith and Wesson Victory Accuracy Test

Being an early adopted can be costly. This S&W Victory is one of the first off of the assembly line with a serial number under 1K. Had I known S&W would be coming out with threaded barrel shortly after release, I probably would have waited. Instead I purchased a threaded Volquartsen barrel because my suppressor was due any day. Over the past few years this pistol has been flawless. With it’s notoriety of being a entry level match grade 22 I thought what better way to test it than with a recently refurbished Ransom Rest. Now Smith and Wesson has released their Victory Performance Center versions enhancing this pistols quality even more.


AR15A2: This Old Gun Extreme Makeover Edition.

by lothaen in The New Rifleman at 19:08, Saturday, 20 October

I have carbines. Red dots. Variables. All nice things. I also have this old ditty called an A2 rifle. You might recognize it as an M16A2 clone. Modern carbines are good and all, but sometimes you may want to take an old rig out and ride it hard. After all, it’s still a 5.56. In this case, I wanted to update my A2 for no other reason than it is there, and no rifle shall go neglected in this home. So if we are going to update a classic, how to we keep it “classic” yet add some utility? I will show you the way.

Upgrading an Old Dog:

Still so much moisture out there, the dew is so heavy it might as well have rained.  So, in the interest of staying dry, some data to work on indoors.

Been there, done that, paid the price, never did  it again!

There comes a time in a young man's life when he just HAS to rebel against authority.

I once stole my mom's car for a joy ride while she was shopping.  Didn't get it back in time ... but I DID get it back to her.

Not every young man is as lucky:
Some moms are more ... proactive ... than my mother was.

You can rail against "Corporal Punishment", but that's one young man who now understands that you don't compromise all of your in-home security measures just for a joy ride!

He won't be sitting down for a while.

Texas Mom Punishes 14-Year-Old Son With Belt After He Takes Family’s BMW - YouTube:

Good thing she caught him in his formative years; if he had continued to "get away" with this anti-social behavior, he might someday wind up in the Oval Office...

Mexicans are now securing their own Southern Border against a flood of "Illegal Immigrants"!

(How do you like them apples?)

BREAKING. Caravan of Central American Illegals Turned Back By Mexico: A caravan of migrants near Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala on Friday has turned back from its planned sojourn to the U.S. in the face of a heavy presence of Mexican and Guatemalan law enforcement officers, according to media reports. The Associated Press reported that thousands of migrants stopped about two blocks from the Guatemala-Mexican border crossing before turning around, saying they would wait another hour or so. The border post, reports the AP, is guarded by a heavy security force and tall metal gates. Dozens of Mexican federal police officers are on the border bridge, with hundreds more behind them. In Guatemala, government authorities closed its border gate and are standing guard with dozens of troops and two armored jeeps. Mexico’s ambassador to Guatemala says his coun...


October 2018 Overnight Camping Trip

by Dave Markowitz in Blog O'Stuff at 17:39, Saturday, 20 October

The man wasn't American, he was a Saud.

He was killed by Sauds or Turks.

He supported OBL and eulogized the man.

He supported ISIS.

He supported the Muslim Brotherhood.

He was a massive anti-Semite and anti-Israel.

And I'm honestly surprised to find liberals aren't aware of the facts above, since they're inherently better educated and more rational than conservatives.  At least, according to liberals.

But it's not really a surprise that the terrorist arm of the DNC, which is all of it, is lined up to suck his rigor mortis cock.

Meanwhile, no memory of our ambassador being raped and murdered with the ridiculous claim that a massive, multi-national uprising spontaneously took place over a shitty youtube video...which claim doesn't credit Muslims with much intellect or self control.

The Demorrhoids were elitist white supremacists when they started the US Civil War to keep their slaves, and they're elitist white supremacists now, with anti-Islamic and anti-Semitic traits to boot.

Some asshole is claiming that the GOP is "begging for something to wipe this off the front page," when the fact is that Demorrhoid ...

Anti-Gun Voter Intimidation Initiative

by Carl Bussjaeger in The Zelman Partisans at 16:05, Saturday, 20 October

The Brady Campaign to Protect Violent Criminals, along with a hodgepodge of Democrat and left-wing groups, appears to be conspiring to intimidate voters.

Campaign to ‘protect voters’ asks for help in keeping guns out of polling places
Gun-control groups are launching a “voter protection campaign” to keep guns out of the polling booths this Election Day.

The social media campaign is encouraging voters who see people with firearms to text “Guns down” to 91990. Reports will be sent to nonpartisan election protection experts, who may contact authorities or send a lawyer to the polling place.

Nonpartisan my rear end.

The campaign targets key districts that have competitive races and high number of gun-owning households in Florida, Texas, Indiana, Nevada, Wisconsin, Colorado and Georgia.

You get that? Races where Republicans and Democrats are running neck and neck… which also have a lot of gun o...


It's funny because it's true

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 14:16, Saturday, 20 October

Seen on

For those of you who haven't run across the NPC meme, this is a good introduction.

That’s What You Call Ironic

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 11:58, Saturday, 20 October

It’s all fun and games until the Left gets censored. Leftist Site Which Cheered The Banning Of Alex Jones Just Got Banned Too.

The left-wing propaganda mill Reverb Press cheered when Alex Jones got deplatformed and banned from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Apple and Spotify in a concerted, Orwellian purge.

Irony is apparently lost on the Left.

Belisle [the editor] said, “Facebook’s characterization of the kind of work we did — and our motives for doing it — is wrong, and those who support a free press in America should be very worried about how the company disappeared our page.”

So who’s in favor of a free press? A free internet?

Another Republican harassed at a restaurant. Diners confront Mitch McConnell at restaurant, get told to ‘leave him alone’ by others.

In a replay of everything the Democrats have been encouraging, and “angry protester starts yelling at Mitch McConnel and Elaine Chao, his wife.

McConnell appears nonplussed and sips on a drink. But other diners begin yelling at the protester, telling him to “leave him alone” and making shoo-ing gestures.

The Left didn’t have it all their own way this time. I haven’t watched the video, but it sounds like 4-yr-old having tanturm.

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When taking astrophotos, it is vital to let everything stop moving after pressing the button.  With my old Pentax, there were two options: wait three seconds or twelve seconds.  I know the new Pentax has them, but trying to find them in the dark was no fun.

The blurred version, not because of tracking problems but telescope still moving after pressing button:

1/1250th second, ISO 3200, 17.5" f/4.5.


Grips Are In

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 10:14, Saturday, 20 October

Sunday past I talked about the Lipsey's Special.  I had ordered a set of grips from the Altamont Company, and they cane in today.  Very nice grips, they fit the frame well, ad Altamont event sent three (3) grip screws of varying length so that I could properly fit the grip to the revolver.  Having those three screws was a nice touch.

I think that they look good on the gun.  The checkering is nicely executed,  much better than the photo and my poor skills with a camera would indicate.


Your daily "Awww"

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 09:47, Saturday, 20 October

Stephanie Quayle - Drinking with Dolly

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 08:39, Saturday, 20 October

A while back, The Queen Of The World saw in the local fishwrap that a local watering hole was hosting some live music by an up-and-coming country artist.  We went up there, but alas only 45 minutes early.  The place was already packed, with a line out the door.

It's actually pretty easy to understand.  Stephanie Quayle was tagged by Rolling Stone magazine as one of "The Top 10 artists to watch".  This song was her first to chart, but she has been on a roll lately  - her song "Winnebago" landed her a tour sponsorship (sponsored perhaps not surprisingly by Winnebago and KOA).  The Queen Of The World parti...

Queen Saga Speaks

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 08:50, Saturday, 20 October

Queen Saga I

As told to the Guardian:

Every summer, my parents, my six-year-old brother and I go to stay in a cabin by a lake called Vidöstern in Tånnö in southern Sweden, not far from where we live. I like to build sandcastles on the beach, or find rocks to skim across the water and see how many times I can make them bounce. Mamma says she used to play and swim in the lake when she was little, too.

On 15 July this year, I was playing on the beach with my friend, when Daddy told me to get a ...

Spoiled Liberals Expect to Win Every Time

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 08:39, Saturday, 20 October

Peter Spiliakos marvels at the self-entitlement of our liberal friends.

The response of these white liberals is not to blame themselves. If they lost a presidential election, then it is the fault of the illegitimate Electoral College. If Kavanaugh is confirmed and Mitch McConnell remains majority leader, the Senate is illegitimate. If there is a fifth conservative justice, then the Supreme Court is illegitimate. Obama told liberals that “given population distribution across the country, we have to compete everywhere.” Instead, liberals chose to compete in ever fewer places, and then cry twice as hard when they lost.

The experience of white liberals with corrupt and partisan autho...


Vote No on #I1639

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:01, Saturday, 20 October

Via a tweet:


Donate your time and money to fund efforts (as I have also done) to defeat I-1639.

Quote of the day—Tirno

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:00, Saturday, 20 October

Why exactly would gun control implemented by progressives in this country not look like gun control implemented by progressives in Cambodia, USSR, China, etc? You don’t get to different destinations using the same beaten-up “treasure” map.

October 19, 2018
Comment to Quote of the day—Ann
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]

Tried something with the Cadet

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 07:03, Saturday, 20 October

and Nagant brass, using the 100-grain SWC bullet.  Seems to best way to do this is to flare the case mouth just enough to be able to set the bullet, then use the sizing die to remove the flare and crimp onto the bullet.

It shot well.

Saturday Links

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:56, Saturday, 20 October

I won’t say these are the best links of the week, but I found each one of them interesting.

Self-defense Is Legal in Illinois

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:00, Saturday, 20 October

What would you do if someone grabbed your hair and slammed you into the ground? Judge clears Chicago police dispatcher Keli McGrath in ‘road rage’ shooting.

McGrath fired “after she was grabbed by the hair and was body-slammed to the ground,” Wadas said. “At that point self-defense comes into play, and firing one shot is not unreasonable self-defense.”

She may get her concealed carry license, and Illinois Firearms Owner ID card back, but she may not get her pistol back.

Leave The Light On

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:52, Saturday, 20 October

I first ran across this song (and this duo) because this song was used in the 2nd episode of season 1 of Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger. Here’s the info on Overcoats from Bandcamp.

Overcoats is the New York-based female duo of Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell. Their debut album YOUNG captures a sound rich in minimalism and melody: songs of connection and tension, on the depths of love and challenges of family.

This song is “Leave The Light On” from the 2017 album Young by Overcoats. (When YouTube tells you that the video is “not available” because Google doesn’t like the privacy extensions in your browser, use the link above.)

If you know the story of Cloak and Dag...

Shooting the S&W Model 76 – the Original!

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 05:00, Saturday, 20 October

This S&W 76 is being sold by Morphys on October 30, 2018.

I have long been told that the Smith & Wesson Model 76 is a very nice submachine gun to shoot, despite its rather crude appearance. Some complain about a very heavy trigger pull, but this gun does not have that problem. Well, in my opinion the stories I have been told are true – the 76 is an almost boringly comfortable gun to shoot. It is simple and controllable, with no particularly faults I am able to spot.



by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 04:14, Saturday, 20 October

Well, this was a refreshingly different bit from the Gummint Radio Station.  "The 'Young Black Man' Who Reluctantly Became An NRA-Certified Instructor."

"It'll really cheese off them NRA types that a black man is interested in exelling with firearms!"

Uhhhh...  Yeah, I don't think that the NRA types think like that, NPR.

At least the is the vibe I get when a lefty media org puts up one of these.  And I am genuinely interested in reading about his journey to get good, as I too am on a journey to get good.  Solid. And the dude sound like someone I wouldn't mind hanging out with. 


by Jerry The Geek in Cogito Ergo Geek at 04:18, Saturday, 20 October

Great Jumping Jehoshaphat.

After all these years, just watching the intro to HALLOWEEN still sends shivers up my spine.

I tried to copy the link to the movie, and what I got back when I pasted it to this page, was ..


I don't know where that  came from, but it rates a great big WHOA!!! 

(If you don't have a premium  connection, don't bother trying to find the online version of the movie.)

I'm tempted to segue this article to pissing all over internet proprieties, but you already know it.

Just .. go search the movie title and watch it.  It's worth the effort (great movie!) and it's  a wonderful excuse to search the "net", get pissed off, and blog something about restricted access to legitimate files.

And if this doesn't give you an entire new perspective on the theme of "horror",
I don't know what will.

Just my minor contribution to Early Halloween ...

BTW, did you know that "HALLOWEEN" is shorthand for "All Hallow's Ever"?


Never give up your guns

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 22:07, Friday, 19 October

Deserae Morin, a Vermont state house candidate, received the letter shown below:


It says:


We are hunting you.

My comrades will kill you and the Constitution.

First, we will rape you for days.

You will scream and know that agonizing horror.

No equal rights for republicans.

Socialism is here.

Open season for Republican death in Vermont.

Fear our revolution.

AA. It’s time

See also here and ...

Book #5… man, Larry is working hard.  This looks amazing as one would expect:

All Larry’s Vickers Guide books can be purchased at his website.  This particular one is $95 (more if you want a signed version).

The short full beard looks good on him in the video, rather than the usual goatee he rocks.  I swear Larry is the gun game Benjamin button; he looks younger and more agile i...

SERBU chefs it up in the lab:

He’s actually completing that auto one in a later “Part 3” video.  Here’s a video where he makes up a semi-auto Uzi up from a combination of a parts kit and a pre-made receiver:


Friday, 19 October


Search rankings for #I1639

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 19:57, Friday, 19 October

I checked to see where my blog posts rank when you do a search for #I1639. I found the results interesting:

  • DuckDuckGo puts one of my blog posts at 1.
  • Bing puts one of my blog posts at 1 (after an advertisement).
  • Google puts one of my blog posts at 11.
  • Twitter puts one of my tweets at 16.
  • Yahoo puts one my blogs posts at 87.
  • Facebook doesn’t list it or any of my Facebook posts (even from accounts other than mine).

Make of that whatever you want.

BOOK BOMB! Primordial Threat by M.A. Rothman

by correia45 in Monster Hunter Nation at 18:58, Friday, 19 October

It is Book Bomb Day!

A Book Bomb is when we pick out a deserving author who could use a publicity boost, and get as many people as possible to buy their book in the same day on Amazon. The more people who buy, the higher it goes in the sales rankings. Once it gets on some bestseller lists, that gets it in front of even more new eyes. Success breeds success, the author gets new readers, and most importantly, the author GETS PAID.

Today’s Book Bomb is for Primordial Threat, by M.A. Rothman.

Primordial Threat
by M.A. Rothman

I’ve known him for several years, before he launched his own writing career. If you’ll recall the Israeli archaeologist who gets his ass kicked by the ghost of Sextus Bassus  in Monster Hunter Siege was named Dr. Rothman. 🙂...

Friday data in

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 19:30, Friday, 19 October



'Oath Keeper' Arrests in FL?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:17, Sunday, 21 October

“They’re out there patrolling the streets,” he said. “They don’t know the area, they don’t know the community, they don’t know our laws, and that just lends itself to dangers.” [More]
I don't suppose Maj. Jimmy knows much about that "supreme Law of the Land" he swore an oath to uphold...

And are you a "vigilante" when a mayor and a fire chief ask for your help?  Local governments appear to be giving mixed signals...

What I don't know at this point is if they were actual members or well-intentioned volunteers answering a call for help -- Oath Keepers as an organization generally has local members coordinate such efforts with "authorities."

After it was confirmed the five were in M...

Civilian VSS Vintorez Clones in Russia [Arms & Hunting 2018] (1)VSS Vintorez is one of the iconic Soviet/Russian special forces’ weapons. It is unique in every aspect – from the cartridge it is chambered in to the integrally suppressed design. No wonder why the demand for clones of this weapon on the Russian civilian market is also high. Who doesn’t want a Vintorez even if it […]

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Hunting rifle goes Ka-Boom after 50 000+ rounds

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Friday, 19 October

During a discussion about “when’s the right time to change my barrel” on a rifle these pictures surfaced, along with some wisdom of dos and don’ts. The rifle pictured is a Winchester M70 in .308 Winchester. Now don’t be alarmed if you have this rifle. Most likely this rifle has seen somewhere in between of […]

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Filler Haiku

by Jennifer in In Jennifer's Head at 12:01, Friday, 19 October

Content creation

Something witty goes right here

Haiku Friday done

Are you happy now? See, you got your haiku for the week.


I met with an employment agent this week. They are dusting off and shining up my resume for me. Prospects are promising. I will keep you updated. I’ve cooked dinner the last 2 days without injury. Possibly a new record. Moving right along with school this session.

Speaking of Old Overholt

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 14:29, Friday, 19 October

Well Seasoned Foll mentioned Old Overholt, and like another fool, I googled it.  I found these guys on YouTube, and frankly I like watching them.

They'll start out trying to review a whiskey, then have a few drinks and go completely of the rails.
Like this:

I really will have to look for a bottle of Old Overholt.

Hat Creases

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 13:09, Friday, 19 October

Choices and decisions, it's all about taste and style.  While I'm certainly not a slave to fashion, I do like my hats, and one of the bigger decisions is which crease to get in a hat.  There are our predominate creases in cowboy hats these days.  The Cattleman, the Pinch Front, the Gambler and the Gus.  Each of them are distinctive.

All of these hats are shantug straw, from the Stetson page.

The Cat...

Florida Carry has been assured by the Miami Beach City Attorney and Police Department that they now understand the statutes, and attendees will be treated with respect. [More]
That would be tomorrow. Make note of the new start-off point.

Kind'a reminds me of ...
Police officers in the US were charged with more than 400 rapes over a 9-year period [More]
That's a lot of moving violations.

[Via William T]

Five O'Clock Friday: Mr. Roboto

by David in Musings Over a Barrel at 14:00, Friday, 19 October

The stuff nightmares are made of.

Food for thought...

[ This content originated at Musings Over a Barrel ]

9th Circuit is in a crack this time

by Carl Bussjaeger in The Zelman Partisans at 14:48, Friday, 19 October

Well done, Calguns Foundation, Second Amendment Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation, and Madison Society Foundation.

Riverside, California Sheriff Stan Sniff Sued for “Discriminatory and Unconstitutional” Handgun Carry Policies in Federal Court
After purchasing a handgun with the intention of eventually lawfully carrying it for self-defense, plaintiff Arie van Nieuwenhuyzen asked the Riverside County Sherriff’s Department how he could apply for a “CCW” license to carry it in public. But the Sheriff’s Department told him that, because he was a legal U.S. resident and not a U.S. citizen, he could not even apply for a license under Sheriff Sniff’s handgun policies and practices. That, the plaintiffs say, is unconstitutional.

Here is the Complaint. Good reading.

As I said, the 9th is in a tou...

Is democracy a bad idea?

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 13:09, Friday, 19 October

By Nathan Barton

Too many people laud and honor the formerly United States of America and its Federal Government as being a “democracy.” This error goes back generations.  Those politically-minded may recall that the Founding Fathers pretty much despised the entire concept of “democracy.” They considered it a devolution of a republic eventually ending in tyranny and dictatorship.  If, indeed, a democracy was not already a tyranny of the majority.

Let us explore this idea for a moment, with the help of a couple of recent news stories. As we near the 2018 elections, both for officeholders and for ballot issues, it is worth some discussion. Is democracy really what we want? Or is it yet another bad idea for government?

Look at a story a couple of months back, from Missouri. KCTV-5 tells us, “Missouri voters delivered a resounding victory to unions, rejecting a right-to-work [sic] law against compulsory union fees that had been passed by Republican state officials but placed on hold for more than a year...

For the first time ever, EOTech opened its factory doors in Ann Arbor Michigan to the media. We were invited to attend this unprecedented event and got to learn what made EOTech one of the top optic companies used by US Military and see how they make their flag ship Holographic Weapon Sight (HWS) as […]

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