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June 08, 2020

Ruger LCP 22LR

A look over at LuckyGunner. I’m sort of torn on this one. Given its size relative to the LCP 380, I’d weigh the caliber a bit. On the other, in 22LR, I don’t have to invest in another caliber. On the third hand, the capacity is noce.

Shocking no one

Crime soars in New Zealand after gun bans.

Life in the future

Elmer Fudd becomes a real Fudd because the “reboot” will not put guns in the episodes. Cannons and scythes, sure. Guns, nope. Also, hunting rabbits with a scythe sounds totally realistic.

The future is stupid.

Gun Porn

Various round cut in half.

May 20, 2020

Oh, hey

Things are slowly getting back to something resembling normal. The kids are holding up much better than I am. Fortunately, we have support from family and friends that helped get us through the initial shock and the weeks since. It’s been rough.

The thing I focus on now is simplifying life, the house, and, well, as much as I can. It keeps me focused and provides a needed distraction. Organizing the basement, office and garage has taken up a lot of my time. As has consolidating and closing accounts and so on.

While I wouldn’t consider us to have been under quarantine necessarily, I did pretty much eliminate any unnecessary travel for us. As the world is returning to normal (at least where I live), I may have to re-evaluate. Hope all of you are coping with the current situation well.

Oh, and this is a gun blog. To keep myself further occupied, I started a new project:

That’s a Ruger PC Charger in 9mm. It takes Glock magazines. Pros: Sturdy construction; I like the ergonomics; It runs pretty much just like my 10/22.

Cons: No rail or slots on the top of the barrel, which means any BUIS would be short.

I put on a Sig Folding Knuckle to accept an SB pistol brace. The screws that came with the knuckle were junk. The heads came right off while tightening. A trip to Home Depot fixed that. I like the brace quite a lot.

Magpul sling because I have Magpul slings on all of my rifles.

The optic is a Vortex SPARC, at the recommendation of another blogger sort. Seems to be a decent sight but it has the same flaw EOTechs have: it shuts off automatically. Not a fan of that one feature. Would rather it stayed on until I turned it off.

The muzzle device is Southern Precision Tooling’s Hu Du because I have those on all of my rifles. And they are awesome.

Anyway, it’s bore sighted and hope to get it to the range soon.

May 04, 2020

Is this thing on?

Just a note to let you know that I am still around. Just not feeling it for obvious reasons.

April 14, 2020

One thing COVID19 has assured me of is that government remains terrible

We’ve all heard the stories. Governor’s overreaching. Cops arresting people who are paddle boarding alone, driving alone, and generally doing things that threaten no one. However, the cops do turn that into a threatening situation. Here are two ways the .gov has personally impacted me:

When my wife passed, we were out of town. The governor ordered a shutdown of the state and I couldn’t leave because she was in the hospital. Everything is shutdown. All of it. Except for fucking toll booths. I’m no epidemiologist but it seems to me that thousands of people coming into contact with a small group of people over a long time period would do more to spread the disease than people going to the beach. But the state’s gotta get that revenue.

Then, once I returned home, I received the most bizarre telephone call. First, some background: When my wife was still alive at the hospital, I asked specifically if they were going to test her for the coronavirus. They told me no because she displayed no symptoms. I couldn’t stay with her at the hospital because of the virus protocol. I could only visit if they called and allowed me. The hospital called and informed me that a CT scan confirmed that she had suffered a collapsed lung due to chest compressions and this put her at risk. As such, they tested her and it came back negative.

Then the call happened. Caller ID identified the number as the Tennessee Department of Health. On the other end of the line was a woman named *redacted* who stated she was a Registered Nurse with the department. She had no sense of social interaction and her speech pattern was so bizarre that I thought it was a robot call. And I hung up on her and blocked the number. She was seriously fucking weird.

Two days later, I receive a letter from *redacted* at the Health Department stating it was urgent that I call them. I called and, sure enough, *redacted* answered the phone. Still incapable of picking up on common human social skills, she inquired about my wife. I informed her she had passed. She oddly offered condolences and informed me that she was part of the team tracking virus related deaths in the state. I told her my wife tested negative for the virus. And she told me that when my wife was tested out of state, that hospital informed the department she had been tested. But didn’t tell them she was negative. I found it very strange.

I’d bet $100 right now that she is counted among the official death toll in Tennessee due to COVID19,

April 01, 2020

A brief note

The Mrs. was laid to rest Monday. It’s a relief to have that behind us. Yesterday was the first day we didn’t have a house full of people. Spent time with the kids and letting them help plan our next course of action.

I have received messages from several of you. I will respond to you all at some point but, for now, I can only move forward.

Thank you for understanding.

March 26, 2020

Thank you

Unfortunately, I cannot respond to all of you but know that I “see” you. The outpouring has been amazing. As tincankilla said:

Were real people on the other side of the screen, we care.

And that is absolutely true.

Thank you.

March 25, 2020

Heartache

On March 20th, my beloved wife and mother of my children, unexpectedly went into cardiac arrest. She had never presented any symptoms prior to then.

On March 21st, her doctor informed me that her brain was no longer functioning and there was no chance of recovery.

On March 22nd, in accordance with her wishes outlined in her living will, I authorized the medical staff to remove life support. She passed away peacefully at 8:48am central time while I held her hand. She will be missed.

March 23rd would have been our 18th anniversary.

The photo is our last family photo taken March 16th.

No blogging for the foreseeable future. I’m sure you will understand.

March 17, 2020

Not just toilet paper

Popping in from unsecured and undisclosed location to note that ammo is gone. Tooling around LuckyGunner, they have nothing in stock for a single caliber that I have. Hoo boy.

March 13, 2020

Keep calm and wash your hands

I’m disappointed at the lack of zombies.

Everyone is freaking the fuck out over an enhanced cold. We did the online ordering of groceries for pick up. They called to say they were several hours behind because of the crowd.

Everyone, calm the hell down. Wash your hands. Don’t touch your face. And if you can, stay home. You very probably already have a few weeks of food in your house. Use that.

We’ve been through worse (swine flu and regular flu). Granted, this is only the early stages and that does not mean it will not be worse. But so far, it’s not.

Do not misunderstand, this is a serious thing and act accordingly. But it’s not time to panic.

Anyhoo, I’ll be out of pocket for a bit. You guys be safe.

Laughs in been prepping for years.

March 10, 2020

It’s New Jersey

A security guard is being charged for carrying a gun he’s licensed to carry.

A good read

The history of Gaston Glock.

He’s lost it

Poor Noted Gun Expert Joe Biden. He had some sort of mental breakdown in which he misrepresented his position on gun, called a semi auto a machine gun, referred to a gun as an AR-14, and told a potential voter he was “full of shit”. And this is the best the Democrats can do?

Watching this babbling idiot debate Sanders, a doddering old fool, will be torture.

Good

The CT legislature turned honest citizens into criminals over night by banning magazines that contain arbitrary number of rounds. The Second Amendment Foundation is suing:

The lawsuit alleges state violations of the Second and Fourteenth amendments. Since 2013, Connecticut statute has prohibited individuals from having magazines containing more than ten rounds of ammunition. Violations of the statute can be prosecuted as Class D felonies.

Ross owns a pistol with an original-capacity magazine that can hold 17 cartridges and Basile has pistols that hold 15 rounds in their magazines. Both are licensed to carry for personal and family protection, yet they justifiably worry that they could be prosecuted for carrying fully-loaded defensive sidearms under the state law.

Gun Porn

An AK type of thing

March 09, 2020

And hand sanitizer

Coronavirus Fears Spur Sales of Ammo & Survival Gear

News you can use

Active Shooter Incidents 2000-2018

This didn’t work the last time it was tried

Someone is suing LuckyGunner over their sale of ammo to a mass shooter. The Brady Campaign tried this earlier and it wound up costing them (Brady) quite a bit of money when they lost.

Did not expect that

A 94 year old TN man, who was a guard at a concentration camp, is being deported for war crimes.

Heh

GOA filed a red flag protection order against Chuck Schumer.

I learned a thing or two

Stuff You Should Know About Buckshot

Gun Porn

Vietnam War Presentation AK

March 05, 2020

Seen on the internet

I feel sorry for Liz. This is the second time she’s had to leave a race.

Surprising no one

Gun sales up. 63% in Virginia. In light of noted gun expert Joe Biden’s comments about going after guns, I expect more.

Good

Red flag laws are dumb

Anyone can disarm anyone they like. Here’s the tale of one.

Fancy Glocks

Or Glock compatible handguns. A lot of people seem to be getting into the business of making fancy Glocks. Except Glock.

Stop touching it

A live streamed negligent discharge.