Monday, July 13, 2020

Daily Deaths, US

Ooops!  Death rate clicked up from the WuFlu.

Now you show symptoms after exposure in 5 or 6 days, but you die of it 4-6 weeks later, ifn you are gonna die from it.  So, coincidentally, 4-6 weeks ago was when mass riots got going. 

"But what about all the re-openings, T-Bolt?"

Didn't a bunch of those re-openings start happening long before the riots?  I guess people are more careful at the barber than they are yanking down a statue of James Madison or Frederick Douglas.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Small L, Big L

As it has always been.

A Libertarian Party candidate, telling folks what they must do and please give her political power and accept opportunist Marxist organization's prescriptions:

Saturday, July 11, 2020

NRA Election Results

Well, results are in.  Of my (and many others) two faves

Graham Hill got in

Frank Tait did not.

I just wish Wayne would decide to go home and spend more time with his family. 

Friday, July 10, 2020

Grocery Report

You know, grocery stores around here are much much better.  But not back to pre-Rona normal, no.  Still big holes in some aisles.

Yes, there is terlet paper, and pork and chicken and beef all at the same time.  But not lots, and not the old levels, and not the old familiar brands and packaging.

You want a box of Zataran's Dirty Rice?  Sorry, only Jambalaya.  If you want Dirty Rice they only got Tony Chachere's.  Which is fine.  But last winter you could get both.

My store's in house cookie baker is different.  Different sizes, and no oatmeal raisin with walnuts. 

It's still gonna be a while.

Thursday, July 9, 2020


Been reading some Dan Mitchell.  When I am to home.  Work's proxy servers don't like some web platforms and wordpress is one of them.  I should be working, not reading blogs, anyway.

Anyway, reasonable libertarian.  Which, from my experience, are different from the Big 'L' Libertarians.  Big Ls often strike me as nuttier than a rodeo turd.

Enjoying Mitchell's stuff.  Both on how racist gun control is.  And the great universal utility of increasing economic freedom.  Cursory checks suggest he is not stark-raving mad.  And may not be mad at all.  He'd never get a job at Reason, tho.  If he smokes weed he sure don't qvetch about it.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

I think it would be bigger news

If there was two Tik Tok users the app WASN'T surveilling. 

Yeah, ammo is low out there.

But what they hey, they can't be OUT.

Naw.  Remember way back in April when there was literally zero?

Now it is only almost zero.

No plinking ammo in my preferred flavor.  Or most any flavor.  But I got lots of range time before I get itchy.  I have my hats.

I also have plenty of Federal HST, but what the heck, the website has some, I might as well get more.  Just a few boxes.  I mean, why not?  Then, in a few months, after the madness, maybe 500 rounds of plinkers. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Two things

I need to make devilled eggs.  Too hot to bake bread.

I am suffering from the 'good enoughs'.  I need more, different, training and to fight that attitude.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Force 10 From Navarone

So Harrison Ford, with Robert Shaw, dispatch two Partisans.

Ford is handy with a pistol and has a P38.

In the next scene, Shaw has one of the Partisan's rifle, but Ford hasn't availed himself of the other rifle and bandolier.

Poor show.

Sunday, July 5, 2020


Time for Timer

You know Timer, I don't like eating onions.  Oh the flavor is fine.  I like the flavor.  It's the squeaky texture.  But I ain't eating that onion dish because I KNOW.   Jeez.  Get off my back already.  You been riding me for 35 years.

But he's in California

I got Rep Nunes robots calling my house before 9:30 on a SUNDAY? 

Maybe it's a Soros op.  Gotta be.  He can't be that stupid.

This is Soros spening money to make me like the GOP less.  Yeah, has to be that.

Friday, July 3, 2020

THREE quart

So, I've been a fan of copper bottom ReverWare for forever and thought it was still made.  RX informed me otherwise.

Well, crap.


So I filled in a hole.  I had a one quart, and a two quart.  Had to fine a Tres.  For pasta and whatnot.  Phew.  Found one. 

Now that I have it, I am wondering why they even MADE a two quart.  The three quart is the same diameter and can do everything the two quart can do as well as a two quart, PLUS extra.  I see the utility of a one quart for small jobs, but two is neither fish now fowl.

I've waster 20 years with the wrong pot.

24 hours

Thursday, July 2, 2020


The trigger is different.

After months and months of striker fired trigger work, I went back to a 1911 trigger.

And stank up the joint.

My first round was great, then old habits, and it took to the end of a boxof ammo before I got my mojo back a little bit.  The point I usually and opening up groups with fatigue.

First two magazines at the head.  Low and right.

Thirst at center, was just right.  Didn't shift to the centerline until I got a hold of myself.  But pretty lousy, all told.

No malfs.  1196 rounds since I built the gun.  Did a detail strip around round 450 to adjust the disconnector fit.  I guess it sorta was cleaned then.  I lube as needed, and it needed it after the long break.  The gun is filthy.  I need to clean it.

Never malfunctioned, though, in almost 1200 rounds.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Inconvenient for Gun Grabbers

More evidence against their policies. Reported by their allies.  At DC's NPR station.  88.5 WAMU

That's gotta hurt when even biased media have to grudgingly admit their gun control policies stink, are useless, might as well be scrapped.

Maybe they think at this point they will always be able to exert their will on gun policy.  Ever the optimist, and despite Justice Roberts and a feckless GOP, I think they are wrong. 

When your favorite bipartisan pol touts their backing of background checks you should get a quizzical look on your face and ask why, as they do nothing but get in the way of civil rights.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Well, that's good news at least

From a writer of The Federalist.

"The Riots and Protests Will Make Gun Ownership More Popular"

Sorta commonsensical.

First we said Bill Clinton was the world's best gun salesman.  Then Obama.  Then Hillary before she lost the election.  But I think George Soros and his inexorable push for more international socialism drives this whole thing.  Sounds like ancient anti-Semitic tropes, or a puppet master pulling the strings behind the scenes, and that would be icky.  But Soros is a former Nazi type, and not so much a puppet master as a stubborn but focused donation machine that has the wrong idea about what is best for the world.

But there is no real face of gun sales now.  Antifa?  BLM?  Biden?  The Rona?  Naw.  No face.  Just events.  And schizo democrats.

Monday, June 29, 2020

More on Jeff, and Pistols

Obviously, he was biased on 1911s.  To knock the 1911 off it's perch as the best pistol platform in existence, the replacement would have to much superior to crack through his bias.  I believe he'd come around it one had, but that's an exceedingly high bar to clear, that never was cleared.

Putting aside the .45ACP part of the argument.

After caliber, he stressed the 'better trigger' on the 1911.  And sure, if you have trained on the 1911 and know the trigger, those can be really good triggers.  A thing of beauty for well done ones.  Nothing like a crisp SA.  Setting aside the change that a DA/SA trigger does when going from first to second...  Were triggers really so hugely bad in the 80s and 90s?

Because now?  They seem fine.  Not gritty or heavy.

Ok, ok, I remember the initial M&P triggers when those first came out.  2.0 are better.  1.0 wasn't HORRID.

"You need the extensive training in those crappy triggers to be any good with em.  Not like with the 1911, T-Bolt."

Wait a minute.  I don't think Jeff Cooper would recommend I throttle back training in any event.  He'd want my to train long with a good-trigger 1911.  With that much training on a striker fired 'bad-trigger' Glock I'd be pretty good with it, too.  And saved $2000 in start-up equipment.

And it's not like Cooper eschewed revolvers as long as he thought you had a stout enough cartridge in your cylinder.  He trained folks on those at Gunsite (cops often had no choice of pistol).  And a Model 19 might have a glorious single action trigger, but you train it with the DA.  A revolver trigger might not crunch, but would be on the heavy side in DA, unless you get ridiculous with the springs.  Cooper dealt with that trigger.  Why box the shooting world into a 1911, until something 'better' came along?

That said, I think I want to take the 1911 to the range next trip.  Plastic 9's are fine.  But so is my 1911.


[I've never fired a Bren Ten but would not be surprised in the least if someone reported it's trigger was AWEFUL.]