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September 28, 2016

What happens when a wasp flies into your AR chamber

Language warning:

It’s a good reminder that little things can turn your gun into a club pretty quickly.


To local yokel Liston for his SAF Defender of Liberty award.

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Vadum Electronic eBP-22 Bullpup

Those are just sexy

September 27, 2016

Washington mall shooter used a Ruger 10/22

ABC News:

Cetin’s mother helped to identify him from surveillance camera images released by police. The arrest warrant said Cetin allegedly used a Ruger 10-22 that had a 25-round magazine.

Looks like it:


But we must ban assault weapons.

On the debate

Yeah, I watched it. I was unimpressed. Hillary seemed medicated. Her freaky eye movements were distracting. And she had obviously memorized a bunch of talking points and could rattle them off when prompted.

Trump owned the first half hour or so. Then sort of lost it. He was not on his A game after and, frankly, didn’t do very well or come across well. I’m not sure if he got flustered or what.

The moderator seemed to let Clinton state her talking point and then would rarely follow up. Trump got a lot more follow up questions. The camera was odd too. Throughout the debate, we could see both candidates on split screen. And we saw Trump drink a lot of water. Probably not good optics. And the camera play favored Hillary if you buy into the whole people prefer tall people thing.

The format was stale, I thought.

What do Hillary and Trump have in common?

I mean, other than that they’re both seemingly terrible people.

They both are cool with denying civil rights to people who are placed on government lists. And this:

Tonight’s first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton was a massive reminder that they’re both on the same page on some of the worst policies.

Sadly, that seems correct.

ATF gets its own puff piece

Mother Jones laments that the poor, put upon ATF lacks personnel and is underfunded. From the piece:

“We always crack up when they’re like, ‘You’re coming to take our guns,'” says Corey Ray with an eye roll. “Look, we don’t have the people.” Ray, an ATF spokesman, reels off some facts: More than 10 million guns are made in the United States every year, and another 5 million are imported. That’s on top of the estimated 350 million already in Americans’ hands. Then consider that there are only 2,600 ATF special agents, and it’s not hard to see why gun grabbing isn’t just a political fantasy, but a mathematical impossibility. “Even if we were like, ‘Yeah, we’re coming to take your guns,'” Ray says, “30 years from now you might get a knock on your door.”

The ATF has a hard enough time doing the job it’s actually set up to do. By design, it’s an analog agency in a digital world. The bureau currently gets 2 million new records a month, documents that line the hallways and are stacked head-high in offices throughout the tracing center. The overflow extends to the parking lot, where on the day I visited there were 13 shipping containers crammed with paperwork. Much of it comes from gun dealers that have gone out of business and are required to send their sales records to the ATF. They come in on microfilm, on DVDs, in encrypted files. Some arrive burned, soaked, or on tracing paper. “It makes you wonder if this was done on purpose,” says Ray, pointing to a pile of partly shredded documents

Well, good. They seem to think they won’t be able to disarm people. Cut their funding even more.

I have my doubts

It’s being reported about the Houston shooter:

Police said DeSai used a .45-caliber handgun during the assault and they later found 2,600 rounds of ammunition and a Thompson submachine gun in his car, a black convertible Porsche parked near where he was killed.

DeSai lived in a condominium complex near the scene of the shooting at Weslayan and Law streets.

A search of his home turned up additional weapons and several pieces of military regalia and other items going back to the Civil War. The .45-caliber handgun was bought in 2011. The Thompson submachine gun was purchased in 2009.

I’m a bit skeptical. I would think if you were going to shoot at people seemingly arbitrarily that the Thompson would be better suited to that than a 45 caliber handgun.

I doubt I’d fire it

3 D printed 357 magnum. He fired it and cracked the slide. Then repaired with a zip tie:

I doubt I’d be willing to send a few down range with it.

Truth in satire

The Onion: Rahm Emanuel Concerned Gun Violence Could Spread To Parts Of City He Gives Shit About

But they asked nicely

Man walks into a Starbucks and shoots and kills someone. But Starbucks asked people not to carry guns in their stores.

Good for them

Nashville passed some laws restricting the property rights of its citizens. The laws targeted short term rentals. And they asked the police to enforce the rules, which target AirBNB. Well, the police said they’d rather catch real criminals:

With Nashvilles continued growth, our police officers have plenty on their plates answering calls for service and proactively working to deter criminal activity, Aaron told The Tennessean in an emailed statement. Enforcement of short term rental issues is not something the MNPD should be a part of. That should rest with the codes department. The MNPD presently responds to quality of life issues such as vehicles blocking rights of way and noise complaints. We will continue to do so.

Well, solving real crime doesn’t generate revenue.

This could be interesting

DownrangeTV will be simulating a mass casualty event.

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Ruger SR22 Suppressor Host

M1D Sniper Garand

September 26, 2016

S&W out of the U.S. Armys Modular Handgun System

They’ve filed an 8K with the SEC to let investors know they are no longer in running for replacing the Army’s handgun:

We and our partner in the pursuit of the U.S. Armys Modular Handgun System, or MHS, solicitation to replace the M9 standard Army sidearm have been notified by the Department of the Army that our proposal was not selected to advance to the next phase of the competition. The MHS program has never been included in our financial guidance. We are assessing our options in response to the notification and remain focused on achieving our long-term strategy of organically and inorganically expanding our product offerings in the consumer market for shooting, hunting, and rugged outdoor enthusiasts.

So, that leaves Glock and Sig?

Only the police should have guns

That’s a whole lot of weapons that have been lost or stolen.

Flashlights on guns

A thing I’ve noted a few times is now a thing someone in the press is talking about:

How many people have been injured or killed in accidental shootings by police officers using gun-mounted flashlights isnt known.

The statistic is not tracked, but deaths or injuries appear to be rare. The Denver Post reported in 2014 it had found four cases since 2005 where someone was hurt when an officer mistakenly pulled the trigger instead of flipping on the flashlight.

If you have a gun mounted flashlight, that’s smart. But it should be used as a gun and not as a flashlight. Have a regular flashlight for that.

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Gettin’ Siggy wit it

Dardick revolver and ‘tround’

Molot VEPR 12 Shotgun

September 24, 2016


I’ve had the revolver bug for a while. Never managed to commit because I don’t really want to take on another caliber. But the 9mm revolvers never particularly appealed to me. In a bit of an impulse purchase, I came across a decent deal on a Ruger GP100 Match Champion:



Basically, Ruger took their GP100 and trimmed some weight and polished up the internals. It’s billed as a custom revolver. I’ve yet to get it to the range but plan on doing so tomorrow.

I may regret not getting the adjustable sight model, but we’ll see.

Any upgrades I absolutely must do? And what ammo should I run?

One nation, under surveillance

Oliver Stone: Obama has managed to put together the most intensive surveillance state in the history of the world

Hope and change.

TN workplace shooting

Some guy met with his supervisors. Left. Came back with a gun and shot the two before shooting himself. The news is that he had a carry permit.

Well, that seems like a big deal

Obama used a pseudonym in emails with Clinton, FBI documents reveal.

Well, that makes this odd: Obama Says He Didnt Know Hillary Clinton Was Using Private Email Address

September 23, 2016

Quick, to your safe space

The sheer pants-shitting hysteria in this piece on what Americans carry in their pocket is amusing. Here’s what I presume is a grown up adult person afraid of inanimate objects.

Via Tam, with completely loses its shit at the sight of a lockback pocket knife of the variety usually given to Texans on their eighth birthday.

Technical data as speech

A court has ruled that national security interests trump speech and that 3D printed gun plans are subject to arms export laws.

Accidental gun deaths in TN

The health department revised their report from 130 to 5. Seems like a pretty big screw up. Here’s the historical trend:

1999: 47
2000: 44
2001: 49
2002: 46
2003: 37
2004: 38
2005: 36
2006: 30
2007: 22
2008: 17
2009: 29
2010: 31
2011: 31
2012: 24
2013: 19
2014: 5

Second amendment sanctuary cities


A city councilman wants Spokane Valley to declare itself a Second Amendment Sanctuary City and symbolically proclaim the citys support for its citizens right to keep and bear arms.

Caleb Collier says his idea is a response to Washington Attorney General Bob Fergusons recent announcement that hell ask state legislators to ban the sale of semi-automatic rifles.

At last weeks Spokane Valley City Council meeting, Collier asked that the Second Amendment Sanctuary proclamation be added to the councils upcoming agenda.

Via Joe, who has thoughts on the issue.

One would think the whole country would be a second amendment sanctuary.

Felon exemption for antique firearms

The law is pretty clear, certain antique firearms (mostly front stuffers) are not classified as firearms under the law. Since they are not legally firearms, there’s no prohibition of felons owning them. One guy researched this before hunting. He was arrested anyway:

Weeks, his wife and his father researched the law banning felons from possessing guns and found an exception for antique guns and their replicas. He was dressed in camouflage gear and an orange safety vest with a replica of a 1918 .50 caliber muzzleloader rifle in his pickup truck when he was arrested in 2012 by a Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer.

He was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm and sentenced to three years’ probation.

His conviction was overturned. I think he should sue everyone involve.

Headline win


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Chinese Type 56 Milled AK

A gun that shoots a 4.25mm round

September 22, 2016

Aww, how cute

A piece entitled How to smash the gun lobby offers no real way to actually accomplish that. It’s full of silliness but mostly displays that the author doesn’t understand guns, gun culture or the “gun lobby”. You see, anti-gun people produce nothing. They sell no worthwhile product. There’s not anti-gun range. No anti-gun show. This person really fails to grasp any of it.

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

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