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March 27, 2017

AIWB: Day 1

So, I snagged a JM Custom Kydex holster for the Sig P229, which was my very first carry gun. And today I carried it for the first time. The old Sig doesn’t have any gizmos or doodads on it. As Tam (I think) would say, there are no lights, lasers, tasers, phasers or wind speed indicators on it. Kind of nice having a minimalist sort of carry gun. It’s less obtrusive than the M&P with a Trijicon and a TLR-1 on it.

But a question for AIWB guys and gals: What do you do when driving? If I had to draw while in a vehicle, I’d have to go through the extra movement of unbuckling a seat belt, as opposed to just leaning forward as I could do with my 3:00 carry rig. And, it seems to me, that were I to get in a collision, I’m looking at a broken hip from the force of the GripZonetm being thrust at me thanks to the seat belt. Anyone know of anytime someone AIWB carrying had such a car accident? I’d be curious to know if that is a real thing or if I’m overthinking the whole thing.

I’m happy to report I was not killed in the streets.

Not for me

Did the Single-Stack Nine Kill the Carry Revolver?

A fair point, I think, for the civilian market and police.

Not for me. I had a single stack 9mm for a while (an Shield with a laser). But I found that when I wanted to go smaller, I really wanted to go small and pocket carry. The single stack 9mms aren’t suited to that for me and based on how I dress. So I’ll probably end up picking up a snubby of some kind and a pocket holster for those places where I can’t carry a gun.

But if I’m going to strap on a holster, I really see no reason to not carry a full size gun with a lot more BBs and a more pleasing grip.

Lefties with guns

So, a bunch of lefties, protesting Trump, decided to openly carry rifles at the Capitol. I’m glad they support the right to own high capacity magazines.

I have to admit I’ve never seen that sort of gun malfunction

From Tacsoup’s facebook page:

WaPo fact checks silencer claims

And gives the anti-gun side 3 Pinocchios

So, they’ll take the deal then?

Sebastian: The dumbest thing the Stupid Party could do is take this deal. Force the Dems to filibuster Gorsuch, and use the nuclear option if they do.

3D printed exploding missiles

Well, the Army did that. And so did these guys:

Only seven?

The Top Seven Buzzwords That Im Sick of Hearing in The Gun Control Debate

And then there were 13

North Dakota now has constitutional carry.

Open carry

A man open carries a gun to trampoline park. Jumps on trampoline. Gets police called on him. Nothing happens.

In TN, a push for even more pre-emption

A bill to prohibit local governments from banning firearms on their property.

Glock mini kaboom

Well, that stinks.

Interactive pistol training system

A gizmo that works with your phone so that you can practice your firearms skills without noise and ammo. I think if there was a model that worked with your existing carry gun, that’d be sweet.

And I’m back

Just marked all read. So, I’m certain that while I was out of pocket that the Republicans repealed and replaced Obamacare, right? And Gorsuch is on the SCOTUS?

Kidding aside, it was nice to not pay attention to, well, much of anything other than a campfire.

Gun Porn

Sunday Smith

80lb draw weight crossbow pistol. Neat.

William Tecumseh Shermans Smith & Wesson No. 2

March 22, 2017

Time away

Off on a little break. Camping. A big storm came in and almost took out the car. 

Now for some R&R. 

Back in a few days. 

March 16, 2017

Renewing your carry permit in DC

You may remember Emily Miller and her quest to obtain a permit to carry a firearm in DC. She got it. Well, now it’s time to renew and DC has made that process about as onerous as the original permit process. From her facebook page:

It’s been two years since I got a gun carry permit in DC. It expires and I have to apply to renew it. To do that, I have to pay for a four hour safety class and two hours range course – from one of the Washington Metropolitan Police Dept. certified civilian instructors. I also have to prove my life is still in danger. Oh and pay $70 in fees. And then the police chief decides if he will renew my permit. The The Council of the District of Columbia came up with this law, and it just is not constitutional!!

Not just one but two . . .

Shrikes:

Mistaking ammo for blanks

Last year, a woman was killed during a training demonstration by the police. Turns out the reason for this was that the officer involved mistook wadcutter ammunition for blanks.

Well, that seems pointless

A two inch barrel AR-15:

Not certain what the point is other than BECAUSE I FUCKING CAN. But seeing the bullet sticking out of the end of the barrel is one of the strangest loaded chamber indicators I’ve come across. And it looks to me like dude wasn’t wearing ears. I thought a 10 inch barrel was too loud. I can’t imagine what that would sound like next to my head.

One step forward one step back

I think it’s cool that Trump is proposing eliminating funding for froufrou largesse from the budget. But adding that right back to military and defense isn’t really a net gain for the people.

Gun Porn

Warner Precision. That is sexy.

March 15, 2017

Suppressors from Where Great Britain Used To Be

In the UK, you can pretty much buy suppressors like buying gun in the US. Seriously, you can just hop right on the internet and order them for air guns and shotguns. There are a few restrictions for firearms suppressors, such as having a certificate to own a firearm.

Well, a Tennessee man decided to purchase some and take them back home:

A Murfreesboro man is being convicted by a federal jury for smuggling gun silencers into the United States that he purchased while traveling in England. Nashville prosecutors say 50-year-old Paul Gratton purchased six silencers from a firearms dealer in Sheffield.

Gratton shipped some of the firearm parts to the U.S, while he carried the other parts in a checked bag on his flight back to Tennessee. Authorities revealed that none of the silencers had serial numbers. However law enforcement was able to retain the silencers from Gratton’s home after receiving a search warrant.

I often use the line “Where Great Britain Used To Be” to make fun of England’s ridiculous nanny state laws. But they have better laws when it comes to suppressors than the supposedly “gun crazy” United States.

For marketing the hearing protection act, we should start doing like the Brits do and call silencers “sound moderators”. Sounds so much less intimidating, no?

Worth watching

I’d seen this before but I guess I didn’t bookmark it. But Tom Givens explains the wobble zone.

The M&P 2.0’s new slide top

Here’s the patent for it. If I read that correctly, it’s designed to keep insertion of the magazine from moving the slide forward, which is what a gun should do. I have a few of the M&P, err, 1.0s. And I have two that never do that. And one that reliably will do it if you slam the magazine in hard.

Then why do they call them silencers?

Gabby Giffords brings the dumb:

She seems confused as to what a fact is. And, for your safety, we should remove mufflers from cars and make everyone drive with ear plugs.

A good start

Trump announces review of emissions rules, with an eye toward eliminating some.

The most transparent administration in history

Spent almost $40M defending denying Freedom of Information Act requests.

Gun Porn

Starting a Wilson 2K round test.

March 14, 2017

Rapid Additively Manufactured Ballistics Ordnance: RAMBO

The US Army has developed a grenade launcher. And a grenade. Both made by 3D printers:

Researchers at the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) successfully fired the first grenade created with a 3-D printer from a grenade launcher that was produced the same way. This demonstration shows that additive manufacturing (commonly known as 3-D printing) has a potential future in weapon prototype development, which could allow engineers to provide munitions to Soldiers more quickly.

And they get points for the name.

Remember, I do this to entertain me, not you.

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