Archive for November, 2008

November 30, 2008

I’ll miss that guy

Kim du Toit bids his readers farewell.

Gun sales and Black Friday

A review: it was literally standing room only.

November 29, 2008

Sticks and stones

Over at insty’s, a reader writes:

So you think that ordinary citizens armed with handguns would slow down a surprise attack by trained paramilitary forces armed with automatic weapons, grenades and who knows what else? Iím curious how you see that scenario playing out.

Obviously, people should be armed with rifles, then.

Seriously, the unarmed didn’t stand much of a chance. I figure the armed would have done better. I mean, 10 guys savaging East TN probably wouldn’t last long, would be my guess. And since armed citizens have a decent track record against mass murderers, I’ll probably go with those odds over the unarmed alternative.

And the police there didn’t seem to be much help:

But what angered Mr D’Souza almost as much were the masses of armed police hiding in the area who simply refused to shoot back. “There were armed policemen hiding all around the station but none of them did anything,” he said. “At one point, I ran up to them and told them to use their weapons. I said, ‘Shoot them, they’re sitting ducks!’ but they just didn’t shoot back.”

November 28, 2008

Guess we should allow slavery too

I mean, who cares if it’s unconstitutional?


Is it that or the bitterness and clinginess?

been there, done that

Translating catalog-speak into English:

  • “Drop In” Installation: Some fitting required.
  • Some Fitting Required: Better take it to a good gunsmith.
  • Gunsmith Installation Recommended: …and bring money.
  • iphone ballistics calculator

    A native version.

    Post Turkey Day Gun Porn

    Camp Perry 1911.

    A phone gun? From a phone with a 1987 vintage.

    IDF Sniper Rifles.

    November 27, 2008

    Turkey Day Gun Porn

    A couple of MP5s.

    Para GI Expert.

    Happy Thanksgiving

    To you and yours.

    And now, I must bake.

    Update: Mmmmm, deer head.

    November 26, 2008

    On gay adoption

    I’m all for it. I think people should be allowed to adopt them.

    Lautenberg Amendment Challenge

    Seen at Volokh’s:

    U.S. v. Luedtke (E.D. Wis. Nov. 18, 2008) upholds against a Second Amendment challenge the federal ban on possessing firearms while under a domestic restraining order, and offers more analysis than most district court Second Amendment decisions have provided.

    Quote of the day

    Robb in comments here:

    My treatise on economics is going to be overshadowed by a poo-phemism.

    Capital Idea

    Seen at ARFCOM:

    [Link] to Outdoor Life’s Website where there is a vote going for the the most Influential Person In the Gun Industry this year. Our President Randy Luth is up for this vote. It is very important to us that someone from the black rifle side of the industry wins, especially in the light of the election our new presidents view on these guns. It has taken years for people to become comfortable with these weapons that are only different from bolt action guns because they are semi automatic.

    I would really appreciate it if you would take the time to place your vote for Randy Luth. On the link above click the link that says, “Ready to vote? Click Here and vote for OL 25’s Person of the Year” then select Randy Luth.

    AR Pistol Bleg

    In honor of the coming ascension, I’m pondering a couple of AR-15 builds. I really want to build an AR-15 pistol to scare gun controllers err for use as a truck gun. Where does everyone get those little neoprene covered pistol buffer tubes? I can’t find them.

    Also, any issues with the 7.5 inch barreled models?

    I’m digging the RRA pistol. Any other suggestions?

    I can relate

    I did, in fact, have a little gash on my palm from racking the Para 45 slide. I was certain everyone heard my whining about it.

    Another church shooting

    Remember, you’re just nuts to think having a gun in a church might be a good idea:

    Police have not figured why the suspect showed up with two samurai swords and began attacking three security guards. One of those guards shot and killed the man, and police said Monday the shooting probably saved many lives.

    Gun Blog

    I am remiss in mentioning that the National Shooting Sports Foundation has launched a Blog to Address Inaccuracies Surrounding Firearms.

    In this piece, Ted notes that the Media Gets it Right on Lead Ammo.


    Looks like more of the samey.

    It’s like Clinton’s third term only not as predicted.

    Update: A little Bushy too.

    Bill Drill – 5 rounds on target at about 10 yards

    Impressive shooting from Catfish, who has more.

    Not the best endorsement

    HS Precision endorsed by Lon Horiuchi? Yes, that Lon Horiuchi.

    I is literate

    I answered 32 out of 33 correctly ó 96.97 % on this test, which is making the rounds. I missed question 30 because I assumed that the .gov in this scenario was smart.

    Via everyone.

    Best Sniper Rifle in the World?

    For $34K, it better shoot all by itself.

    Shoot house video

    From Kevin. I got my DVD in the mail but my shoot house vid didn’t work.

    November 25, 2008

    Damn Yankees

    I guess I shouldn’t mention yankees when discussing, err, yankees. Quite a bit of mail about how so and so is a yankee but so and so is not. And apparently there are various qualifiers that distinguish one particular yankee archetype from another.

    So, I didn’t mean you, I meant the other guy.

    Not at all

    Is owning a gun embarrassing?

    Only if you’re a Democrat:

    According to gun shop owners, Democrats buying guns are on the rise.

    Pretty anecdotal but, if true, cool.

    Things I don’t get

    The Sig P250. It was in this month’s American Rifleman. And Rusty has a video on it here. I really don’t see the point of a receiver that can transform calibers, etc. It’s a Sig and, for their usual prices, you could just buy another gun.

    More Para Stuff

    I received my calendar and DVD from ParaUSA today. Haven’t had time to go through it yet.

    Robb has posted his shoot house video though.

    Tam reviews her Para Gun Blog 9.

    web based exterior ballistics calculator

    For cellphones here. From Joe Huffman.

    New weapons

    Discussion of M4 replacements.