Ammo For Sale

November 29, 2018

Alienating your customers hurts business? Who knew?

Apparently, Dick’s didn’t:

Sales at Dick’s Sporting Goods dropped in the past three months amid backlash against tighter gun-sale restrictions following a mass killing early this year at a Florida high school.

Revenue dipped 4.5 percent to $1.86 billion amid challenges in the company’s hunting business during the quarter through Nov. 3. Sales at stores open at least 12 months a key metric for the retail industry fell 6.1 percent compared to the prior year.

In need of training

The Second Amendment Foundation:

In the wake of last weeks tragic mistaken identity fatal shooting of an armed citizen in an Alabama shopping mall, the Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms are calling for a national dialogue on how police respond to active shooter reports in public venues, such as malls, restaurants or movie theaters.

Officers responding to a shooting at the Riverchase Balleria Mall in suburban Hoover apparently mistook Emantic F. Bradford, Jr., 21, as the suspected shooter. Mr. Bradford had a carry permit according to his family but investigators have declined to confirm that. He had drawn his pistol and was fatally shot.

All the details have not been released yet but this one seems to stink. I wonder if NRA will be a part of this dialog? The tend to keep mum on bad police shootings.

Social Science

Is more social than science. Seems that 40% of studies cannot be replicated. Yet, they get published in scientific journals.

Use a holster and stop touching it

A man, who kept his unholstered gun in his sweatpants, shot himself near the naughty bits.

Gun Porn

Star Wars edition!

R2D2 styled 1911

How Greedo’s gun was made. And Han shot first!

November 28, 2018

News you can use

Go forth and be clueful: Whats the Maximum Effective Range of Buckshot?

Shootability

Has nothing to do with how the gun feels in your hand. The gun I shoot most accurately (Ruger Match Champion) is not the one that feels best in my hand (Para LDA 45) by any means. And I don’t carry either one of those.

Acknowledging the need for weapons

A university in Michigan is giving students and faculty ice soccer pucks to defend against mass shootings. They are, naturally, a gun free zone.

After I stopped laughing, I concluded this is not a completely stupid idea. A well thrown hockey puck upside the grape and its coloring books for Christmas. But there are more effective ways of dealing with active shooters, such as shooting them in the face.

Lying to win

It’s often said by anti-gunners some to the effect of “mass shootings only happen here“.

This, of course, is not true:

Of the 97 countries where we identified mass public shootings, the U.S. ranks 64th per capita in its rate of attacks and 65th in fatalities. Major European countries, such as Norway, Finland, France, Switzerland and Russia, all have at least 25 percent higher per capita murder rates from mass public shootings.

Life in the future

Fortnite now the 8th most populated place

The future is, well, that’s a pretty cool game actually. My son plays it.

Gun Porn

SIG M1920

November 27, 2018

Hilarious gun fight scene

Via NJT, who has a question about the holster, comes this scene from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs:

You can watch the movie on Netflix. I started it. The first two stories were pretty good. I haven’t gotten to the rest yet.

Where Great Britain Used To Be

The Department of Pre-Crime:

Police in the UK want to predict serious violent crime using artificial intelligence, New Scientist can reveal. The idea is that individuals flagged by the system will be offered interventions, such as counselling, to avert potential criminal behaviour.

I see now way this can end poorly.

Innovative

Tam introduces us to a holster that indexes on the handgun’s light, if that light is a SureFire X300U. That’s pretty clever.

Gun Porn

Brownells new line of retro 1911s

November 26, 2018

I wish I’d written this line

If election persists for more than four months . . .

Though, to be honest, I do question the legitimacy of elections. Generally, elections seem to be way too close, putting them within the margin of cheat. And I don’t know that I have enough faith in the results. Odd how vote recounts mostly tend to go the one direction.

Help a friend out

A good man who I have known for over 25 years is having his toe amputated due to complications from diabetes. He works as a carpenter and has been unable to work for a while and will be unable to after surgery. If so inclined, send his family a few bucks. I’d appreciate it.

After they ban semi-autos

Lever guns are next. I guess it’s sort of a lever gun. Why the gun control crowd in Australia thinks that a $2,500 rifle is something criminals would use, I dunno. Here’s a video showing its operation:

Surprising no one, gun control doesn’t work

UC Davis:

A study of firearm homicide and suicide rates in the 10 years after California simultaneously mandated comprehensive background checks for nearly all firearm sales and a prohibition on gun purchase and possession for persons convicted of most violent misdemeanor crimes found no change in the rates of either cause of death from firearms through 2000.

The senior author, Wintemute, is a long time anti-gun hack. And he concluded this.

Weaponized government

During the Obama presidency, the IRS targeted non-profit groups that were conservative or tea partyish. Now, the IRS is targeting the legalized marijuana business.

Glock 19X

A detailed review from Tam.

Gun Porn

A 1911 with spikes. Much derp, very wow.

Harry Truman’s WWI 1911

And I’m back

Time off for thanksgiving was great. Hope you and yours had a great one too.

November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving

To you and yours. Light blogging as I must Brussels some sprouts, collard some greens and pinto some beans. Odd that this year is the first year in a long time where I am not on turkey duty. It has me a little down, actually. I like cooking the turkey.

You guys enjoy and be safe out there.

November 20, 2018

Seen on facebook

I have nothing to add:

Just read a travel advisory for those who live in states where pot is legal, warning their friends to be aware that just because it is legal to buy, doesn’t mean it is legal to have in other states. The comments lament how unfair it is and how hard it can be to keep current on a plethora of drug laws to remain compliant while travelling.

“Welcome to our world,” says the gun owners.

Why are anti-gun activists so violent?

Rep. Eric Swalwell‏ implies that when the government comes to take your guns, they should nuke you if you don’t comply. This is, essentially, calling for a war. And, trust me, that’s the last thing anybody wants. This simpleton probably thinks that he’s just gonna sit on the sidelines while the revenuers go door to door, kicking them in to take guns from Bubbas all across the red states.

He’s wrong.

Record tax collections in October

With the tax cuts. Yet, the .gov still runs a massive deficit.

Good

SWATter gets 20 years

NRA v. Cuomo

Round one apparently went to the NRA.

They’re civilized?

The Kind of Men Who Carry Pocketknives