Friday, November 27, 2015

Pajamas Media

Wow, the new site design is really awful.  Change is not always an improvement, ya know.   The change will make me less likely to check on them, or only use them as a pass through to Instapundit.  Now PJ Media looks like a dumbed down, crappier version of itself while trying to look like everyone else.

Don't change Instapundit, Glenn.  Certainly not like that. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Terrorist Watch List

I got an idea.  Let's forbid all the people on the No-Fly Terrist Watchlist from buying a gun.  Then delete all the names on the Watchlist. 

I mean, apart from the gun stuff, what is the list doing?  No one is going to use the tactic of taking over the airplane and crashing it into buildings again.  That method didn't even work on all of September 11th.  And now there are door and a tube full of people that know not to sit tight and just wait for the ordeal to end at Havana airport when the hijackers land and get off. 

Feinstein Reid Schumer and Clinton all deserve to be yoked by tyranny as they wish to do to the rest of us.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Gonna be outta pocket

What with holiday travel and all.  Posting may be sparse.

Monday, November 23, 2015


As many of you already know... if you decide to have a go doing in one of them cowboy action shooting type organizations, a big part of the fun, apart for shooting 19th C type shootin' arns, is you dress up in costume and pick a persona name.  An alias.  A moniker.  A name to go by.

It's like those Society for Creative Anachronism geeks playing at the Middle Ages, wearing arm and fighting sword battles with rattan poles for sword, but here you are shooting targets and it's the American Western Frontier, post war.  You still need a name.

What sorta names should someone like me be looking at?  If it has to be unique, I bet Thunderbolt is taken...  Wait maybe not.  There are variants, too, on that.  If someone had T-Bolt, there is Tarnation and Thunderbutter.  &c.

  •  Cornhole Pete
  • Ol' Stanky 
  • Spittoon
  • Milkin Stool (He has 3 legs)
  • Blamazon
  • Union Suit
  • Stumbles
  • Thunderjugs (She's a nice lady...)
  • Catfish
  • Double Down
  • Itchy
  • Plugger
  • Shiner
  • Ribeye
  • TBone
  • Skirt Steak
  • Pumphandle
  • Skunk Kicker
  • Skitter

Sunday, November 22, 2015

And Apparently

Winter is coming. 

So, the hunt today was in the 40s.  Not bad.  I had learned from previous ones.  I need bigger boots and over shoes?  Why?  One more layer of wool socks.  And ditch the military utility pants and get some wool so it is long johns, pants, insulated overalls.  Then I think I am ready for the 20 degree drop tonite.


Saw a smaller doe.  Didn't take the shot.  Wanted it a little bit closer.  Woulda been perfect otherwise.

Gone Huntin'

With luck, I went hunting for deer yesterday and/or today and if I got sumthin I'll let you know.

Hmmm, this is posting at 7AM.  Suns should be bright enough now.   Maybe I just shot a yearling buck.  Only took MBtGE 10 minutes.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Make up yer minds, Leftists

"There isn't a terrorism problem!  You have a greater chance of dying of infection from a paper cut!  Let the Syrian 'refugees,' which seem to be composed mostly of military aged males, in."

"We have a HORRIBLE terrorism problem!  We must ban anyone on the secret terrist watchlist from being allowed to own a gun, due process be damned!"

Well?  We either have 800,000 people already here that are too dangerous to be allowed near a gas station, much less in a gunstore or on an airplane, or we can import hordes of folks from regions chockablock with murderous barbarians and their supporters and sympathizers, where they make up 90+% of the population.  Which is it? 

Keep in mind we are already struggling with immigration from friendlier neighbors but that are still bringing criminal elements along and are pressuring all wages down in this soft employment market.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Moving to Pennsylvania

I asked you folks what the co-worker moving to Pennsylvania should get for his ol' homestead once he is out of restrictive Maryland.

Because of you people, he is leaning Mossberg 590.

But, speaking of HQLs yesterday, before he goes, he is thinking of getting one.  THAT way he can rent a firearm by his workplace here in Maryland.  He's moving to the countryside.  No ranges other than large expanses of the great outdoors.  He could get the HQL in just a few short weeks, then cut ties with Maryland.  The HQL is good for ten years, after...

Thursday, November 19, 2015


It's Buy Ammo Day.  Totally forgot.

Guess I am going online tonight to place an order.  100+ rounds, right?

Need a License to Purchase

One thing about the HQL Maryland now requires to buy a restricted gun (see:  handguns) is that it also hurts the gun ranges that rent out pistols.

My local range didn't like to rent out a gun to someone that doesn't already have a gun with them.  Folks were using the range to off themselves right there.  It didn't happen often, but you don't need that sort of thing to happen very often to not want it to ever happen again.  It's just a range rule.  Like the common rule "Do NOT unholster loaded firearms" many guns stores have even in gun friendly states.

But the new Maryland reg means the rental range can't transfer a weapon for someone to shoot just at the range without the recipient also having the the little ID card saying it's kosher.  I guess if I, with my one $100 HQL, could take a buddy to the rental range, and rent a series of guns for that person to test out to see what they like.

But it's a pain.

Hey, the gun grabbers saw how that was used to help kill the gun culture up in Massachusetts, might as well try it here.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Woodrow Wilson was the first Fascist

And now his own Democrats have turned agin him.


You just know he'd be for gun control, too...

Bulldog Drummond pt 2

I reviewed this interwar story before.  Bulldog Drummond!  DSO, MC, Captain the Loamshire Regiment.  Four years fighting the Bosche.  Having sought out and read a lot of pulp adventure stories from this era, I do notice they have the same...  flavor?  The writing style and rhythm and feel all match, from story to story, author to author.

To recap, Captain Bulldog Drummond is a semi wealthy but underemployed post war vet looking for adventure.  He puts an ad in the newspaper seeking problems to solve, which he then jumps into with alacrity.  He has former army chums to help him out at times, as well as a valet.  A pretty damsel in distress answers his advertisement seeking help from this stranger.

I complained about his 'Automatic Revolver'

Then it hit me!  Maybe it's a Fosbery monstrosity?  That's definietly an automatic, and a revolver, and appropriate for the time period  Kicking myself.

Save for the fact he calls it 'little', it could be the Fosbery...  But my first impression was that the author and British Great War veteran just used the term 'revolver' for any handgun.  And that initial instinct still sticks.  In the book, he pockets the 'automatic revolver' and it seems to be concealable in the palm of Drummond's hand.  These characteristics do not describe the Webley-Forsbery revolver, which is certainly full size.

He also calls it a 'Colt', too, so... A Little Colt Automatic Revolver.  No confusing Colt and Webley, now.  But I thought I was onto something with the Fosbery blind alley. Back to the drawing board.  That'll teach me to eat pizza late and stay up reading in bed.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Amend the 2nd

Why?  Some dude want to change the constitution restricting you only 6 shot weapons.  So revolver like he likes or gimp semis I guess.  Sill git

And if the 2nd Amendment was, uh, amended, I doubt it would get more restrictive, as you seem to want, buddy.  More likely it would be successfully amended so the more dense-Americans can understand.   Dense like you, pal. 

"The right to keep and carry and arms, to fight tyranny and defend yourself and the prepare to do either and for recreation, shall not be infringed"  Maybe?

Much bigger percentage of voters would go for that than to tighten it up, friend.