Archive for March, 2017

March 30, 2017

The Latest in ATF Competence

Well, if they can’t keep track of the guns they’re giving to criminals in Mexico, I’m not sure I’m all that surprised to learn that they can’t track or account for their informants.


P320 Blows Up But Keeps On Working

School administrators acting stupid

A five year old was suspended for pretending a stick was a gun.

A four year old brought a shell casing to school and was suspended. And Child Services was contacted. At least it wasn’t MA. The four year old would have gone to jail.

Tar and feathers.

Best court filing ever


Security theater

A TSA screener in Atlanta missed a loaded handgun in a woman’s bag. And there’s this:

She self-reported to police and officers showed up at the gate to confiscate her gun and bag.

Jackson told them she had a permit from Alabama, but did not have it with her.

Police arrested her and charged her with unlawful possession of a handgun.

This seems to happen enough that if I ever find myself in the secure area and had a gun, I doubt seriously that I’d tell anyone.

The party of smaller government

But of course: Turns Out Congressional Republicans Dont Really Want to Cut Spending

It’s funny that a lifelong Democrat from NYC is advocating more cuts and less government than the GOP, who runs on that stuff.

Gun Porn

The longest silencer ever.


Colt Delta Elite 10mm

White-Merrill .45 Caliber Pistol

March 28, 2017

3D Printed Glock

Well, the frame. It shoots but I wonder for how long.

But AR-15s are only for the battlefield!

A homeowner’s 19 year old son shot and killed three would be burglars with an AR-15.

Well, the press and the left (but I repeat myself) tell everyone they’re dangerous

A man tried to rob a pizza place by pointing a gun magazine at the employees.

More guns, less accidents

With the growing number of guns being sold, accidental gun deaths are at a new low.

Even the USDA will kill your dog

Along with other .gov agencies. But this case is so full of weird, scary, and stupidity:

I see this little pipe that looked like a sprinkler sticking out of the ground, Canyon told I go over and touch it. Then it makes a pop sound and it spews orange gas everywhere.

The orange gas was cyanide, and it sprayed into Canyons left eye and on his clothing.

The teen grabbed some snow and washed his eye out but then realized Casey was having problems.

And it got placed there by the US government:

It took hours after emergency crews arrived and help from multiple agencies to learn Casey had died from exposure to an M-44.

M-44s are spring-activated devices that release cyanide when they are activated through upward pressure or pulling. The US Department of Agriculture uses the devices to control coyotes and other predators.

So, the USDA placed these around the edge of a property line and didn’t put up a sign or notify people who lived in the adjoining neighborhood?

Something I’d never thought of

When Does the Pistol Slide Start to Move?

Sooner than I thought.

Follow the money

Some Alabama sheriffs don’t want the state to go constitutional carry because they’d lose out on their gun permit money.

War on women

VA Gov. McAuliffe has vetoed the bill that allows those who take out protective orders to carry firearms.

NRA goes in on Gorsuch

NRA ILA says that they’re running ads in key states (i.e., with Democrats but the people like guns) and will use the Gorsuch confirmation for ratings.

NERF Dart Breaks the Sound Barrier

Well, OK:


Robb is making his own pistol grips.

Live free or there

Massachusetts Prepares to Vacate Nearly 24,000 Tainted Drug Convictions

Gun Porn

M&P 2.0. I’m curious to see how her review goes. As yet, I’ve seen no reason to upgrade from my version 1.0.

M1915 Howell Automatic Rifle

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.