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December 05, 2019

Life in the future

A flamethrower for your drone.

Sometimes the future isn’t stupid.

News you can use

Tips for buying your first gun.

I have a much simpler take on it. Buy any Glock (or other black plastic people popper made by Sig, S&W, or H&K) in 9mm that fits you. Buy a case of ammo and a good holster.

Why are anti-gun activists so corrupt?

Another Corrupt Anti-Gun Politician Indicted

This. And also stop dressing like tactical hobos

Dress Around the Gun Needs to Die.

For work, I’m often in T shirts and shorts in the warmer months. In the winter, I wear long sleeve T shirts and jeans. But I’m in construction. And, with the right holster, I can carry a the Zev without issue. I dress a bit nicer for social affairs and can do the same.

Gun Porn

I dunno what those are.

December 04, 2019

The mask slipped

Seems after Bobby Francis went on about taking guns from people who hadn’t misused them, the Democrats are pulling away from the gun control talk. Bobby, you weren’t supposed to say that out loud.

Life in the future

A flying car?

British lesbian couple first to carry baby in both their wombs. Well, OK.

And universal background checks would help

FBI never completes hundreds of thousands of gun checks

Not going quietly

George Zimmerman is suing Trayvon Martin’s family and attorneys for defamation.

But gun ownership is on the decline

The NSSF has some interesting numbers for us:

The estimated total number of firearms in civilian possession from 1986-2018 is 422.9 million, according to data reported in the ATFs Firearms Commerce Report in the United States 2019 report and including the preliminary 2018 Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Exportation Report (AFMER) figures.

17,740,000 Modern Sporting Rifles are in private ownership today. (Those are rookie numbers – Ed.)

More than half (54%) of all rifles produced in 2017 were modern sporting rifles. (much better – Ed.)

I don’t know who this Ed guy is.

Virginia is for gun lovers

A list of second amendment sanctuary counties.

Gun Porn

Girsan MC1911SC Ultimate 2000 Round Challenge

December 03, 2019

Speaking of narwhals

Out of curiosity, I looked it up and those tusks are expensive.

Making the switch (continued)

I avoid public ranges. However, the weather wasn’t cooperating all week and I had to go shoot the Zev. The range was replete with all the stereotypes. To my right, two older fellas sharing a lane and their groups with their 1911s looked like someone was patterning a shot gun. To my left, some guy who had the tactical look was teaching a young lady how to shoot and encouraging her to get the 1911 instead of a black plastic people popper. Sadly, I left my phone in the truck so no pictures. But after my first mag, the lady to the left said “he can shoot”. Seems its a rare tack that a group looks like one hole (though I had a few flyers).

As to the gun, I purchased an additional frame sized like a G19 for carry. Put it on the gun and went shooting:

The gun shoots better than I do, to be sure. I was consistently low by about an inch but the groups were nice. In total, I shot 177 rounds with various ammo that I dumped out of a host of M&P9 mags. So, the ammo was not consistent. In the second to last magazine (a 27 round PMag), I had a failure to eject. This was with rather questionable steel cased ammo and I was intentionally limp-wristing just to see what would happen so I don’t blame the gun.

It’s a fun gun to run.

Training

In VA, there is a bill proposed that, effectively, would ban firearms training:

A person is guilty of unlawful paramilitary activity, punishable as a Class 5 felony if he: 1. Teaches or demonstrates to any other person the use, application, or making of any firearm, explosive, or incendiary device, or technique capable of causing injury or death to persons, knowing or having reason to know or intending that such training will be employed for use in, or in furtherance of, a civil disorder

This goes beyond your average ordinary gun control pipe dreams and is a shot at the culture and education about firearms.

Update: Via Tam and in comments, the third paragraph is new and this seems to target open carry protesters. Here’s the text of the bill.

Darwin got his

Booby traps are stupid and illegal.

But gun ownership is on the decline

Record setting gun purchases on Black Friday.

Where Great Britain Used To Be

Self defense and its tools are effectively banned in the UK. So, when a sudden case of Jihad syndrome broke out, a local man grabbed a narwhal tusk from the local fishmonger and got to fighting the terrorist. Also, another guy used a fire extinguisher.

Hats off to you, sir. However, your life would have been so much easier if you weren’t forbidden from owning real self defense tools.

Knoxville has been going slowly commie for years

There will soon no longer be gun shows on city owned properties.

New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. City of New York

Yesterday was a fairly big day for gun rights at the Supreme Court. You can read a transcript of oral arguments here.

The Second Amendment Foundation is cautiously optimistic about the case.

Gun Porn

H undh K had a history of telling the civilian market to pound sand. That’s changed recently with a host of handguns and, now, a civilian MP5.

November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving

To all of you from all of us. Ooh, turkey:

November 26, 2019

Upgrades

So, I’ve been, as time permits, adding stuff to the new Zev:

A while back, I wrote a post on Making the Switch (sidebar here). I mentioned switching from the wrong caliber to 9mm and so on. Some time soon, I’ll detail why I made the switch back (still keeping the right caliber) to the Glock platform. Meanwhile, Glock guys be like:

But a handgun is useless against a rifle

Miami Man In Van Guns Down AK-47 Wielding Robber Because He Didnt Want To Go Out Like A Punk

From the article:

The guy I killed last night, he put an AK-47 to my damn face,

[snip]

I am from Kingstontown in Jamaica, he said, and I am not going to go out like a punk. So I emptied my Glock in his chest. This man tried to get in my van while I was sleeping and he was surprised to see what I did.

I bet.

Wild animals

A woman was killed in her front yard by a pack of feral pigs. Avoid the wild things. They are, after all, wild.

True enough

Said photos do tend to queue up the online outrage machine. Following through to the news bit, I think that young lady didn’t get enough attention at some point.

Good

The frivolous lawsuit against Armslist will not be hear at the Supreme Court.

Life in the future

Robotic police dogs.

We’re doomed.

Shorty

SAAMI Accepts Two New Cartridges

Gun Porn

The SIG Sauer MCX Rifle, Carbine And Pistol Platform