Thursday, December 31, 2015

Democrats and Crime

"Violent Criminals are ALL Democrats"  Ted Cruz stole that from me!  Well, cribbed it from me.  Sorta.  I was just saying registered Democrats should be prohibited persons, maybe.  Democrats or Democrat constituents.

So...  My odd idea...  To make the perma-outrage left half of the country happy...  Amend the 2nd Amendment making it not apply to those murderous Leftists.  We already have registry lists of Democrat voters.  Order all of them to turn their guns in.  Or any other left of center political party. 

MILLIONS fewer gun owners!  Just like they want.   By their calculations, crime would go down, and it might.  If a Democrat needs protection they can always dial 911.  The freedom loving side of America will have a glut of surplus guns and ammo to perhaps buy up if they want.  It's win win!

And they can do that without having to go through the GOP control Congress, right now, this instant.  They know if they are a Lefty in Possession.

If Felons all voted for GOP type the Republicans would be all about returning the franchise.  But felons don't.

Anyway, that was a year and half ago I said it

I guess a presidential candidate is allowed to observe what I observe.

Bayou Renaissance Man also noticed that the top 24 most murderous cities in the US are all run by...  what party?  Yes.  And many, I bet, have been a straight unbroken string of Lefties Dems since before I was born. 

Did a Millennial give you a lecture this past Thanksgiving on what a troglodyte you are for doubting Obama and not putting rainbows all over your Facebook this year and want to have a dinner argument about why Bernie Sanders is the future?  I hope you checked your wallet.  He probably tried to steal it...

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Pelosi v 2.0

Nancy Pelosi's daughter:  "Should we protect police by ending Open Carry?"

T-Bolt: "No.  Next question."

Aw, c'mon T-Bolt!  Elaborate.

Well, have a lot of Open Carry types aired out cops?  No.  The threat to cops is not from them.  At worst, a subset of OC folks have been douchenozzles.  But those folks are a subject of ridicule, and not a threat vector for law enforcement.   And folks do, indeed have the right to, among other things, be a douchenozzle.

And trying to connect OC with the Tamir Rice thing, Ms. Pelosi Jr.?  Please... 

"Did you call me a douchenozzle?  I'm OFFENDED!"

"I see."

Tuesday, December 29, 2015


Portuguese for south, maybe.  Yeah, pretty much.

What does that have to do with guns?  I had no idea until this last simulator session.  Now that I know, there is plenty of discussion on line about it.

It's a way to transition for low ready to a close to the body yet 'safe' pistol position where a ND will not you but impacts about 6 inches in front of you toes.  It also is good for retention.  If you keep your elbow up and someone grabs your gun, if you pull way the gun shifts to a natural point at the grabber's center mass.

That guy doesn't have his elbow up. It was demonstrated to me what happened in a gun grabbing situation if you elbow is down. You are much more easily disarmed.

So why are you bring in the gun close you belly?  Primarily to give you a chance to check your six o'clock without having to resort to putting your gat against your ear.

So, I am getting into so esoteric-ish gunfighting techniques.  Previous sessions had more conventional stuff I was already familiar with.  Low ready.  Press out position.  &c.  But now this new concept.


Little tip about checking six...  The instructor keeps a foam baseball bat for folks that don't do it and do it right.  Give him too much time and he'll sneak up close behind you with it.  You are supposed to react to him and that threat before he gets you.  Which makes me fell REALLY weird because you are turning the gun 180 from down range and dealing with a person threat, not a target.  Gotta beat that out of me.  Be safe at the range but be ready to turn that conditioning off if it calls for it. 


Aside:  I have a bad habit of drawing a pistol back to the press-out position, or 'compressed ready'.  It's a simulator, the pixels aren't real.  I've been conditioned by video games and Hollywood that when a bad guys falls down that is it.  Well, not completely conditioned.  I still have the pistol in close but pointed at the threat.  I am just not concentrating on the threat long enough.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Mexican Carry

You do what you can with what you got.

What if

Let's say I keep building 1911s.  Overbuilding, rather.

Eventually I'll have a pile of very expensive pistols that it is not really super kosher to sell.  I'm not a FFA manufacturer.  Or an FFA store, even.

There is probably some legal landmines I'd have to side step.

And who would buy them?  Because who am I?  Just some dumb amateur with no liability insurance for making firearms.

And if I did find some fool to buy them, I'd never get my money out of it from the parts alone, much less my labor. 

I fully intend to only have perfectly working models.  Safe.  And held to a higher standard than any factory gun, but...  There is still that sticky legal wicket. 

I will die some day, regardless.  Then this will be someone else's problem.

But somebody is gonna get value for their dollar, I suspect, then. 

Gonna have to ask the gunsmith for a thumbnail sketch on the legal wrangling involved.

Not that there is any danger of me selling anything anytime soon.  This is pure conjecture for the distant future. 

Sunday, December 27, 2015


I'm posting this to have a reference to point.  Go back to enjoying your holiday weekend.

Previous post

Yeah, I had a reason for posting that last one.  Heck if I remember that reason now.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Has it?

In the simulator

The last gun skool pistol shooting simulator course...  Run the shooter (me) until he is out of gas, then run him some more. 

Why?  Sprinting rage zombie practice?  Why shoot to the limit of trigger finger endurance?  I don't have a pistol with a 250 round magazine.  Nor would I carry ten 25 rounders...

Well, being so fatigued you can barely squeeze the trigger forces you to concentrate on grip and trigger squeeze form.  Also:  in a high stress environment with a massive adrenalin dump you can experience these symptoms of fatigue on the first shot.

For those that were in the military...  Ever had to pass a PT test when the standard have been raised and everyone is watching and the DI is yelling at you?  Yesterday you were fine, but that day your legs feel like rubber.  Like you are running in jello.  The next time, when it isn't on the line, you are back to normal?  It's like that.

I bet shooting competition stress brings a little of that out of people, too.  If you can shrug off the pressure you do better, right?  But if you let the pressure get to you your adrenal gland acts up and you also tense up, working against yourself.


This training might not be ideal, for me or for everyone.  But I think it is what I need right now. Hard to tell.  What do I know what I 'need.'  I begin to doubt myself.  It is training, though, and I see improvements in there, and it's not that expensive so...  I am continuing.

Average training is better than no training.  And this seems, to me, like above average training. 

Poor training might not be better than no training.  Plus poor training can lead to racing stripe negligent discharges.  Certainly no threat of that in a simulator.  But I bet Sensei conducts live fire in a legitimate non-foolish manner.

*And yes, I was kidding with the Sensei bit.

Thursday, December 24, 2015


Is that Marshal of Marshal Will and Holly, from the routine expedition?

He's living the life I wanted. Glad he got out of the Land of the Lost.

But hocking Colony wine?   Poor guy.  Not so much!  You want spend time with the lady not the commode.  The hangover from that stuff will be mighty.

Citation Needed

Another Liberal agonizes, has lost faith in gov't, and then taken the responsible course and bought himself a handgun.  (Responsible so far.  I recommend follow up.  Training, practice, familiarity with self defense laws, and going over scenarions.)

But part of the article has this:

"I’ve never fired a handgun. And I hope to God I never fire mine in anger. The men and women we pay to carry guns and protect us rarely do it, and those that do often miss, or accidentally shoot their colleagues or innocent bystanders during the confusion of a gunbattle."

Now I criticize the police often enough.  And one of those critcism is of the poor marksmanship of a subset of officers.  Which I do from the safety of my living room while they are conducting themselves in an adrenaline flooded gun fight...  But "often shoot colleagues and bystanders"?  How true is that, really?

There is a lot of projection about this from the left.  How CCW people will shoot up more innocent folks than bad guys.  Oh?  When has that happened?  Lots of people get aired out by CCW holders.  It'd make the news if it was innocent folks even a small number of times.

And then there is this:  "If there was some CCW holder in that Aurora Colorado theater than shot back at the murderous madman it would have only have made things WORSE!"  How?  He murdered 12 people.  How could shooting back at him have made it worse?

[Update:  well sonofa... here is a rare example that just happened]

Wednesday, December 23, 2015


The dust settles.  Smith call time out, apologizes, "That's not what we meant or thought it was at all.  Carry on.  Tell T-Bolt he can buy our M&P pistols with a clear conscience"

I was hoping it was something like that.  Good on ya, Smiff.

now if Uncle switches...

Tam has come full circle, back to Glock

I marked it when folks seemed to be independently going over to S&W M&P carrying a half dozen years ago.  A tectonic shift.

I'll know it's a trend when SaysUncle comes over to Glock, plus 2 or 3 more of the more prominent bloggers.  More prominent than me.

Not judging... it's just fascinating.

Wait, blogs are dead.  I may never hear of others switching...

Smith again

Oh, and get this.   If you browse the Smith and Wesson website for products, and you ISP is in Maryland, they only show the Maryland-legal products.  I gotta sneak across the border to know their full product line. 


Hey Smith & Wesson

I'd have bought a bunch more brand new revolvers from you in the past 8 years if you hadn't put that little zit on there.

Of the plastic guns, I lean toward S&W M&P, and we can still get those in Maryland despite extra gun control laws.  I never liked you factory trigger, or I'd have one already.  But I really like the Apex drop in after market trigger.  So I'll just get 2 pistols and 2 drop ins.  It's even moving up higher on my 'to get' list.  See?  They actually made the Pimary section.  There hasn't been a real new gun on the Primary for 4 years

AH.  But wait.  You wanna poop all over that and cause Apex a lot of trouble.  A cease and desist letter? Because they make the trigger you SHOULD provide in every factory gun off the line?  I swear to GAWD if you screw them over you have lost a customer for life.  You've been stepping on rakes since the Clinton administration.

Put it simply...  Hose over Apex, and I will settle for an XD.

I have 5 S&W products.  I only bought the .22 new because... It's just a .22.  I would have bought the others new but for bad decisions made at Corporate HQ.  You left money on the table there.  I got 2 plastic pistol purchase coming down the road... maybe another AR....  Guess where I might preclude myself from looking?

So disappointed.

Should I buy the Apex now in case they get yanked?  No, I just won't bother with the M&P.

Are you happy S&W?  You got me thinking, "Meh, I don't need to make another gun purchase..."  Are you happy now?!

(Just buy Apex out and use their triggers in your guns, stock.  Everyone is happy then.)

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Virginia Tightening their CCW Reciprocity

Folks are up in arms and rightly so.

This doesn't impact me so much.  I have a VA CCW, but it's out of state and Pennsylvania already didn't accept it. 

But it now mean MBtGE can't legally carry in Pennsylvania with an in state VA CCW as of February 1st. 

In fact, neither he nor I can carry with a Virginia CCW license in Florida, Louisiana, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wyoming.  Don't visit most of those states much.

If MBtGE had a Utah permit, too... he'd be ok for some or all of those...  Particularly PA.

Sub Guns

As a kid, submachine guns held a fascination for me, and others.  It was the 80s.  A time of Miami Vice, MAC10s and Uzis.  Later, the MP9 was in all the Die-Hardian style Hollywood offerings.  A resurgence of popular interest in WWII brought renewed attention to the Tommy Gun and the Greasegun.  The MP40, too.

I always knew it would be a hassle to acquire one of my own.  Even as a kid in the 80s I knew that.  Some my covetous ardor was tempered from the start. 

Then I became a gunnie.

The hassle isn't so much, anymore.  Demystified.  I'd be willing to jump through those hoops. (Which is arguably worse than the current State regulatory regime, but I mind it less because it was enacted long ago.  Maryland's rules are fresh insult, and rankle more because of that.)  Expense is more of a deterrent now, with sub guns, than red tape. 

And I've had some limited experience actually shooting sub machine guns.  Submachineguns.  Both spellings are acceptable, I guess.  Not a lot, but some. 

Being a gunnie I've learned more details about more esoteric offerings in this breed.  Like the various varieties of the 'Swedish K' and playing with a Sten, and Glock 18, and learning about the Reising

So now...  It's not like familiarity breeds contempt.  But it's like the itch is scratched.  The mystery of my youth is gone.  And it's not even the performance limitations that is souring any desire.  It's like a motorcycle.  I am glad they exist, I admire nicer examples, but it's just not for me.

Which feels odd.

But there was a time I'd never thought I'd own anything more than a revolver, really.  Much less one and a spare.  Like, I figured I'd never bother with a semi-automatic unless one was given to me.  

Monday, December 21, 2015

I had to share Tam's Fun Show song.

Tamara wrote it, Bonnie sang it, Kelly produced the video.  I am pretty sure I got the credits rights.  Another blog stole it.  That blog publishes Dead Hooker magazine.

My favorite part is the beef jerky.


Sometime in early November Shannon Watts' peeps musta figured out I was a gun blog twitter person and blocked me. 

The idiocy on my feed had died down, that's how I know. 

Next, see if they bump me from Everytown

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Metro Jonah

In which Metrocon Jonah Goldberg says he wants to get a gun.
You've come a long way, baby.

Dunno if he, as a DC resident is ready to go the full Emily Miller, but it's nice he came around to even that point.   

Saturday, December 19, 2015

There are two types of $5k 1911s

Those that are painstakingly assembled with high parts by a competent gunsmith, and those that aren't but still have the high price tag.

Problem is, there is no way to tell without detail stripping it and knowing what to look for.

It's not hard to learn what a good 1911 looks and feels like. 

It is hard to learn how to make it that way.  (Please please please, may I not screw up...)

"But I got a custom made Wilson Combat, T-Bolt"

Yeah, so?  The worst guns in the basic armorers classes I took were Wilson Combats or Gold Cups or Nighthawks....  That multi-kilobuck price tag was no guarantee.  I mean it could be good.  Could.

January means more gun skool.  Building again.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Oh, Dear...

Look at the grip and where the stock is set on the Mini14 this police officer is using in this Metrocon Fortnightly article.

His eye protection is also on his cap.

At least his finger is off the trigger.


“There was an old bastard named Lenin
Who did two or three million men in.
That's a lot to have done in
But where he did one in
That old bastard Stalin did ten in.”

I love Robert Conquest.

But it's that other guy's birthday.  Surprised we don't have some leftist holiday for him like we do Earth Day with his predecessor's birthday.   Winter Holodomor Festival, or something.   That's a funny word.  Like 'Festivus' or 'Kwanza' or 'Christmahannakwanzakah.'   Holodomor.

Remember that year Hitler was a good guy and how dare we and that Churchill guy oppose his will?  Well no, you aren't supposed to remember when he and Stalin were buddies and ergo Hitler and the Western Left were buddies...

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Nobody like Jar Jar

Heck, call in a fire mission.  Gungans in the open.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Best Gun Salesman

Brack Obama may be the best gun salesman every, but people consider less often:  he's the best booster of the NRA, too.

Every time there is a call for gun bans from on high folks I know are telling me, "yeah, I let my dues lapse but after that Oval Office speech I went ahead and bought 2 years worth of NRA dues."  Or, "I've been meaning to join for a while so I signed myself up and my brother."

Not just the NRA, but any gun rights organization.  I'm sure SAF and GOA et al. are doing better these days.

Wonder how the Brady coffers look when you don't count billionaire sugar daddy cash, if daddy deigns to pay?

I should ask JayG if he can divulge anything as long as I keep it off the record.  Are peeps down at NRAHQ high fiving each other in the break rooms?


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Britannia Rules the Waves

Back Slide

Angus brings up a good point in the comments.

Have you noticed that once folks go from neutral to pro-gun, or gun-banner to pro-gun, they never go back?  The sentiment is one way.

No gun-and-freedom enthusiast ever becomes a gun-banner.

Oh sure, you get gun enthusiasts like Sean Penn that melt their collection down.  But he was just a gun enthusiast.  Not gun-and-freedom enthusiast.  There is a difference.  And you already knew that. 

I can't think of many at all that trod the path back toward tyranny.

Interesting.  Maybe that is why we are winning?  Every convert is permanent.  Set in concrete.  We are like a boa constrictor, squeezing the gun-banners a little tighter with each exhale.... 

Monday, December 14, 2015

Rule Britannia

Non Gun Topic Monday

MST3K is trying to come back.  Actually it looks like it is succeeding at coming back.  Funding wise.

I am of mixed feelings about this.

First I am a HUGE fan of the original eps, but they are 15 years gone now.  Can they recapture that lightning in a bottle?

They got writers from Rick and Morty:  Hooray
They got Patton Oswalt to play TV's Frank:  Ick.  300,000,000 people on this planet and you pick him?
They got Felicia Day to play a mad scientist:  Intriguing.

Lots of folks in on the original are not in on the reboot.  This concerns me.  But I'll try to keep an open mind.  Joel is heading the project, but is not starring.  That is probably a good decision.

Don't stink!

Watch out for snakes!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Self Defense with Defensive Gun Use Cites

Thank you Mr. Cramer.

He is posting his citations of DGU blog stuff again after defeating a copyright troll.

I need this reference to point people to.  "Nobody ever really uses a gun in self-defense so you shouldn't have a gun."  Ah, but wait!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Generational Gun Control

This caught my eye and I found it interesting.

Apparently the Millenial Generation, more liberal than Reagan Era Gen X folks, are yet more friendly toward gun rights.

This puzzles the grandees in the Baby Boomer generation.

Note that crime started to spike in the late 60s and then dropped in the early 90s.  Like Baby Boomers were the criminals, then got too old to do crime.  Way too simplistic an explanation, but still interesting to see the generational plateau in the graph.

Is it a generational trend?  Or just a trend?  One from folks seeing what resulted from gun control in the past and realizing that that road might not lead to where they want to be, public safety wise.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Well, no shootin!

I didn't know that Maryland had a Militia in 1942...

This used to be a decent state.  Never really were on board with that Prohibition stuff in the 20s, either.  This shindig even tried to be less racist than usual, with mixed results.

Political Opposite Judo

 "Using your own weight against yourself in a battle..."

Every time there is a mass shooting in the past decade the Post-Brady gun banners try to exploit it and instead achieve the opposite of their goals, on net.  They get less gun control and less support in public opinion.

Which is a longer trend, and why we can say 'Post-Brady' because Brady shrivelled away from disinterest since their peak 20 years ago.

They lose, we win.  More guns are sold, more laws lifting regulation pass than laws restrciting guns, the needle moves towards freedom in the polls...  It's almost like they are ANNOYING people into the arms of the 2nd Amendment camp.  (Which is some doing, as we have our own annoying people, don't we?) 

I'm wondering if they notice?

Maybe they'll learn.

You'll know they have learned when an event happens and they don't comment on it or thump the tub or whinge for gun bans.  I suspect the money men will always work behind the scenes, but nothing flashing in the media for a cycle.  Anti-gun propaganda is counter-productive, they can and could muzzle that propaganda. 

Dunno if that side is smart enough to play the long game.  Or even think beyond Stage One, most of em.

But for America, them hushing up might help tamp down copycat shooters.  Which would be a good thing on the whole.  Stop making those chumps famous, there might be fewer attracted to that line of work, making the world a better place. 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Look out Sioux Falls!

Zombies are popping up in the oil fields!!!

The drilling rigs must have drilled too far into the earth's crust, and now the dead walk the land!

Good thing it's up there.  When winter comes the corpses become corpsicles and are easier to deal with.

Hope there isn't a break out in Spindle Top anytime...

Another Stabbing

Near my house.  Last night.

Remember the Beltway Sniper?  His first four victims were in my neighborhood.  In a diamond pattern.  This stabbing was near the north point on the diamond.  The new locals are getting restless.   No bars near any of the local crime scenes, but, this neighborhood doesn't really have bars and the peeps round here are more brown bag sidewalk drinkers anyway.

Shot Near You

Here is an important interactive map.  You can use it to determine what you should be carrying in an area.  Is your standard CCW pistol adequate, or maybe you should unlimber your trunk gun. 

Here is a map from the Christmas Story House in Cleveland.

I don't think they meant for us to use it, but, use it we will.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The List

I need to update the old Master List.  The List of guns I want.  It is List season after all!

Been a long time since I updated it and it has been a long time since I 'needed' anything right away.  I have a few guns.  There is no hurry to get more.  I have my hats.  I am at the stage of Gunny-dom where people know about it and steer unwanted firearms my way.  Plus I am buying Frames for 1911.  I have stripped lowers from before MD's gun control madness.  I sort of HAVE 'guns' that aren't really guns.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Gun Ban

Let's say America DID decide to ban guns.  All guns.  Repeal the 2nd Amendment and turn them in.

Bear with me.

Also, let's assume, that gunnies sort of had a change of heart.  A whole slew of us are on board with this.  Say 50% of us swing around on the issue.  Sure there are still cantankerous gunnies that don't go along.  There are just half as many in this fictional future.  Instead of 2%ers they are 1%ers.

That would be a MASSIVE development.  And millions of guns would be surrendered and destroyed.  Bloomberg's dream

How many millions of guns AREN'T turned in?  Not counting criminals are such that were never gonna turn anything in regardless.  This is just guns in the hands of otherwise regular folks that simply won't comply there is just half as many of them as there are now.

It's still tens of millions of firearms.  Maybe a hundred million?  And impossibly large number for the authorities to deal with.  And that much closer to a civil war.

What is the real expectation of the gun-banners?  Or are they still unable to think beyond Stage 1?  Probably.

And I wrote this all before the attack in Cali.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Are our GIs equipped enough?

Or are they short of arms in the Viet war?

The cover story is about Curtis LeMay, too.

Logistic hassles in SE Asia in late 1965.  The madness begins.

50 years ago.  50 years before that article is WWI.  24 years before that article is Pearl Harbor.   We are twice as far away from Ia Drang Valley as Ia Drang is from Corregidor.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

I was thinking...

And that can be dangerous.

If Obama was exactly the same as he is now, but had Sarah Palin's view on guns, I'd still dislike him, (just awful) but I'd have bought no AR15s.

Thanks Obama.

I'd have probably been lulled into a false sense of security by now.  And would not be inflicting this blog upon you.


So which candidate is acceptible for 2016?  Jeb is not, as he'd make anyone on a secret gov't list a prohibited person.  Idjit.  You need to get rid of the list, Jeb, not use it more.

No Bush is acceptable.  Papa or W were both wretched on guns.  Papa more than W, but W would have signed an Assault Weapon's ban.

Cruz and Rand and definitely acceptable.  Carson was anti-gun 2 years ago.  Trump the same.  Dunno bout Fiorina.  Fine, now, I am sure.  She is better than W, I bet, but I don't know.

So, Cruz/Fiorina ticket in 2016?


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Front Page

Hey anyone know what the 1920 NYTimes editorial was about?

NYTimes front page editorial

Does this seem desperate to you?  The Grey Lady herself reeks despair.

"DO something!  Especially something admittedly innefectual."  And it hits same ol' tired and standard gun banner tropes.

It feels like our side is winning. They've come to this...  flop sweat of a once in 100 years piece. 

Terrists are slaughtering people in the street and they want to ban the people's guns?  Illogical.  And illogical in a way the NYTime editorial board doesn't see, but everyday Americans do.


And now we have a response to the other side saying "No one is talking about gun confiscation."  Well the Times did.  On the front page.  December 2015.


Friday, December 4, 2015

Body Armor

Am I the only one that assumes that when there is a report from a mass shooting and it says the shooters had 'military style assault weapons' and 'BODY ARMOR' that the body armor is actually just a tactical vest with zero real protective advantages?

Make sense.  The bad guys are on offense.  They want to carry lots of reloads.  They may want to carry a backup pistol, some other things.  A tactical vest fulfills this.  A bad guy may WANT the protection of a actual body armor, but body armor is less common to have to hand.  Shooting more is higher on the priority list. 

Now you can combine body armor with tactical pouches all over it, but, that still isn't my hunch.  Plus the bad guy gunmen haven't been prior service door kicker types as yet.  ANd may never be.  So shooter that is drilled and trained to go with that rig hasn't been seen.

No, I think it is most likely that the tac vest are getting called body armor by ignorant types that are getting their information third hand and already dumbed down for Journalism majors.


Now, this brings up a problem.  What to do in the beginning of something like a Zombacalypse.  When things are melting down, panic is all about, but total breakdown hasn't occurred.  Cops still patrol, the cell phones still work....  Stage 3 instead of full blown Stage 4 Zombocalypse.  People like me or the readers of this blog might like the utility of a tactical vest for that self same ammo-toting ability.  Tell the truth... you own one, don't you?  If there were zombie 5 blocks away from you you'd be wearing it right now. But how do you display yourself in public?  Panicky people see you, call 911, now the cops come and do target practice.  It's another version of the "Shoot Me First" vest. 

So, what is the solution?  Some sort of Suburban Camouflage.  A way to carry extra mags beyond the back hip pocket but not attract attention.  Like eschewing actual cammy clothes and just wearing normal earth tones.  You blend in in the woods, you blend in in the mall, you blend in on the subway.  But brown pants and a green jacket still doesn't provide you with mag pouches.

Obviously, the situation isn't ideal.  Lots of pockets on that jacket will hold a mag or two each (maybe just one, as 2 rattle together).  They are loose and not super secure and easy access, but compromises have to be made so you don't get made, and aired out for being a terrist.  

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Metrocon Jonah Goldberg

Just fine with turning folks on the Terror Watch List into prohibitted persons, unable to buy a gun, find out if they are on the list, or learn how to get off the list and their rights restored.

He is raised in NYC, lives in DC, but is married to an Alaskan.  Still, little contact with firearms, so can be reflexively anti-gun while still being conservative.

The good news is he is open minded enough to state he is subject to persuasion the other way, and I believe him.  Other columnists of the Metrocon Fortnightly are working on him. And he may modify his remarks further. 

More Reports

From Cali.

All rifles and pistols were legally purchased.  And, as night follows day, expect calls from the gun banners on more background checks that the killers were able to pass.


Saw this on Facebook

There might have been a time when I may have thought.  "Aw heck, just do it, you'll probably be fine."

I've had many hours of gunsmith training.  Now when I a pick up a Dremel I don't think that.  I think "I'm gonna screw this up, I'm gonna screw this up, I'm gonna screw this up...  There, screwed it up."

So why do people still go to the Dremel and then go for the Kleenex tissues because of all the tears?  Because gunsmiths, real gunsmiths, use these little monsters.  When used right they are fast and effective.  But that so-called 'real' gunsmith has a lot more practice than you and ruined a lot more gun parts before getting to where he or she is.  That's the difference. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The VERY first report

I heard out of San Bernardino was.  "At another Planned Parenthood"

Seemed too 'narrative-y' to be true.  Let's see what shakes out in the next few days when facts gel.

James O'Keefe

In Maryland.  Going after Frosh and his minions


On a long drive I am trying to think up blog fodder.

Remembrance of this image came to mind unbidden:

That is Malcom X, and I am pretty sure I saw that first in his autobiography.

What?  You haven't read the Autobiography of Malcolm X.

My memory was it was a pistol-ized version of the M1 Carbine, but seeing it now I must have confused that picture in my head with the one of Patty Hearst.

Thinking, it occurred to me that having that rifle to hand would have been almost certainly a felony for him after the GCA of 1968, being an ex con and all.  Depending on where he was it might have been illegal for him before 1968.  And this is almost certainly before 1968, as he looks much younger than the year he died, here.  Also, he died in 65.

Looks like two 30-rounder magazines taped together.  And typical trigger discipline from that era.  Doesn't matter who, if you are wearing a tie that skinny your finger is inside the trigger guard.  You can set your watch by it.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

On the road again

i hope I have an entry for tomorrow