Archive for February, 2017

February 28, 2017

For your viewing pleasure: Firestorm: How To Handle & Fire Fully Automatic Weapons

This is so 1980s tactical it makes me want to shoot a Calico alongside Mel Gibson and Danny Glover:

Those chicken wings, though. A lot of guys with no eyes or ears.

It is interesting to see how shooting has changed over the years.

Via Subguns

Speaking of France

More casualties from mass shootings in France than in the US.

Today, in bad gun handling

French sharpshooter injures two after he negligently discharged his gun. He also shot himself in the foot. Sounds like a little too much booger-hook on the bang-switch.

A VA lawmaker left his handgun unattended in a meeting room. As if that wasn’t bad enough, he also loses points for off body carry and not having a round in the chamber. That’ll get you killed on the streets.

Doing it wrong

An anti-violence employee in Baltimore is tied to shootings and drug trafficking

Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act introduced

In the senate, by John Cornyn. This will be interesting to watch. Place your bets on it getting passed.

Gun Porn

Beretta’s New APX Pistol

No snag sights. Well, OK.

February 27, 2017

Glock protests modular handgun award

Soldier Systems reports that Glock is protesting Sig’s award of the contract for new handguns.

Will never happen

The NY Daily News advocates for police departments to start using smart guns. Says the noted gun expert (just kidding, he’s board president of Washington Ceasefire):

In the current political climate, the most promising way to save lives is by accelerating the adoption of safer firearms. And the best way to do that is by harnessing the purchasing power of police departments.

The police will not switch to smart guns because smart guns are dumb. And some police have already come out and said they’re not going to be the guinea pigs. Smart guns are not a proven, reliable technology yet. And likely will not ever be.

Why do they make it hard to give them money?

There’s a couple of AIWB holsters that I was looking into. However, they only make them for Glock 17s and 19s. The companies are Raven Concealment and CNC holsters. I currently have Raven’s for all of my M&Ps. But was playing around with the idea of AIWB.

So, JM Custom got my money instead.

Has it been eight years already?

The hysteria is hysterical. Today’s “Trump is a puppet installed by the Russians” is the new “Obama is a secret Muslim”.

Yet, they keep trying

Gun control has never worked for the democrats.

National concealed carry reciprocity

The NRA has issued a statement of its support for the current bill.

So, where do I get a batman badge?

Don’t overdo it with the sheepdoggin’.

Interesting

A while back, I linked to a deal on amazon for Howard Leight ear protection. Well, some folks at ar15.com are reporting that amazon is issuing refunds because the product is “not as described”. I bought four pairs of them at the price of $26. Anyone else get a notice? I have not.

These are the headphones with an updated price of $43.

I didn’t know there was such a thing

But, apparently, Custom seized $2M worth of counterfeit glock magazines.

Gun Porn

Suppressed Marlin 44 Magnum.

Ruger MKIV. And, also, Kim du Toit is back.

February 24, 2017

What’s in a headline?

Headline: Some Chicago gangs turning to rifles for added firepower, police say

Yeah, it went from a whopping 3 in one month to 9 two months later.

Here’s hoping

Cruz says there will be another SCOTUS opening this summer.

Teaching kids to safely handle dangerous things

Imagine, if you changed what this guy is doing from “fire” to “firearm”, what the NY Times would be writing.

Truth in the media about guns

Actual headline: Court says a gun’s looks matter more than its function (yes, really)

Justice department to go after legal weed

While the law is an ass, I would think the government had better shit to do than this:

The White House said Thursday it expects law enforcement agents to enforce federal marijuana laws when they come into conflict with states where recreational use of the drug is permitted.

“I do believe you will see greater enforcement of it,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said regarding federal drug laws, which still list marijuana as an illegal substance.

That’s a reversal from the Obama administration’s stance, which laid out in an official memo that the federal government wouldn’t interfere in states where nonmedical use of marijuana is allowed.

Marijuana is still banned at the federal level. And the feds still enforce law. I guess this could be the path to seeing it repealed at the federal level.

Gun Porn

Maxim Silverman Model 1896 Automatic Pistol

It came from the vault.

February 23, 2017

Well, OK

Apparently, the heads of Lego figures are .40 caliber. So, you knew someone was going to try to shoot with them right?

Good for Cruz

He’s on board for getting the Republicans to support asset forfeiture reform.

Usain Bolt can run really fast. So no one needs athletic shoes

The Trace is asking if the AR-15 is a weapon of war. As evidence, the show a youtube of Jerry Miculek breaking a world record with 5 shots, 5 targets in one second.

Indeed

Gun rights people need to know what we’re up against and it’s mostly the courts.

ICE and Home Security getting new handguns

Surprise. It’s a Sig P320. Also, rumor on the local boards is that the Oak Ridge Police Department recently switched to them.

Gun Porn

A gaggle of Rugers

Well, OK: 50 BMG Bicycle Build

February 22, 2017

ATF running a cigarette selling operation

The New York Times:

Working from an office suite behind a Burger King in southern Virginia, operatives used a web of shadowy cigarette sales to funnel tens of millions of dollars into a secret bank account. They werent known smugglers, but rather agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The operation, not authorized under Justice Department rules, gave agents an off-the-books way to finance undercover investigations and pay informants without the usual cumbersome paperwork and close oversight, according to court records and people close to the operation.

The secret account is at the heart of a federal racketeering lawsuit brought by a collective of tobacco farmers who say they were swindled out of $24 million. A pair of A.T.F. informants received at least $1 million each from that sum, records show.

Good to see they don’t just screw over gun owners.

Solution in search of a problem

I get that some people have a desire to keep their guns locked up or otherwise disabled, like folks with small children. But Zore seems a bit silly. It’s, basically, a locking mechanism based on a dummy round that locks the gun. A rotating dial is used to lock and unlock it.

And you can open it with their app.

Maybe someone has a good use for it. But I can think of a lot of solutions that cost less and are actually for sale.

Via TF