Smith and Wesson 539

The first gun I ever bought for myself was a Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun. I think it was 1984 and it was the dawn of the modern age of 9mm. I'm not talking about German Lugar's or NATO or the Government stupidly moving from the .45 ACP to 9mm.

I'm talking about Miami Vice.

Suddenly 9mm's and short shotguns were cool in a big way. Bigger and cooler than any guns in TV or movie history. Tom Selleck in Magnum P.I. never wrapped his 1911 .45 in cool like Tubbs and Crocket did for their guns. Others tried: Starsky and Hutch, Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry, Charles Bronson in Death Wish and Elizabeth Kaitan in Assault of the Killer Bimbos. They never made the gun into another character on screen like Miami Vice did.

The S&W 539 I bought as my first was a limited edition. It still holds up, after all these years. It still shoots like a dream even after thousands of rounds.

--My pastel green suit, not so much.

Do you Have Kids?

I have kids. I love them more than anything in the universe.
  • If I didn't love them I'd never let them see a real gun.
  • If I didn't love them I'd demonize guns.
  • If I didn't love them I'd keep them from being safety trained.
  • If I didn't love them I'd make sure they never touched a REAL one.
But I do Love them. So I demystified guns.  I let them handle all kinds of guns. Showed them how to tell a real one from a toy. I taught them the differences in the various types. I taught them lots of rules. More than the classic 4 Rules.
  • If you see a gun, STOP! Don’t touch it.
  • Leave the area.
  • Tell an adult.
  • If you see a gun and don’t know whether it’s a real gun or just a toy, treat it like it’s a real gun.
  • Tell me. Even if it's days later.
Adapted and expanded from the NRA’s Eddie Eagle materials. Children should be taught rules as soon as they are old enough to talk. Rules should be added as soon as the child understands and can repeat the earlier rules.

--If you hate your kids support gun control.

Home Defense

I have added my new Bushmaster to my home defense rack in my bedroom.

I believe that an AR15 is a great option for home defense. It's easy to use, has light recoil, holds lots of ammo, and the rounds won't exit your house and hurt your neighbors.

I also have a Glock 17 and Mossberg 500 short shotgun with a pistol grip and Surefire Tactical light. The 12ga is too much for my wife to shoot.

--She will be adding the AR to her training routine.


Time to go on the 2nd Amendment Offensive

We have two years to reset the laws restricting the 2nd:
  • Nation-wide concealed carry
  • Suppressor Hearing protection Act
  • Remove import restrictions
  • Eliminate NFA, SBS, SBR
--Let's be ready by January 20th.