Long days

I am going on vacation for 2 weeks starting Saturday.

I have been putting long days in at work for the Blog posting has been thin. I usually post early in the morning while drinking my first cup of coffee. This week I have been drinking my first cup in the car on the way to work.

Today I am posting while it brews. I forgot to set it up last night!

--Gotta go!

Quotes of the Week

You cannot make men abandon the means socialism until you have persuaded them to abandon the goal collectivism.
--Ayn Rand Bot

It is never wrong to be on the side of freedom — never.
– Victor Davis Hanson

The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
– Ayn Rand

I'd much rather go to my grave never needing my gun than go there wishing I had it.
--Political Humor

By elevating the issue of helping others into the central...issue of ethics, altruism has destroyed the concept of...good will among men.
--Ayn Rand Bot

I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.
– Robert A. Heinlein

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
– C.S. Lewis

Big government ... is bad because it attacks liberty, prosperity, progress, harmony, and morality.
– George C. Leef


More evidence that people will buy anything!

As seen on The Awesomer.

--I wonder how much it costs...

What happens when weed is legal?

The Rolling Stone decided to do an article on the 5 most dangerous guns based on their detailed research.
  1. Pistols
  2. Revolvers
  3. Rifles
  4. Shotguns
  5. Derringers
Are they really this bad at being journalist? Shouldn't Axel be in the top five? Or maybe Hammers.

--Shaking my head.

JR Carbine Update

The .45 JR Carbine function modifications are going really well.

The bolt spring is functioning much better. The 27 round mags even work without jamming or other failures.

I have to say that I like the RONI carbine better, even though it cost more.While the JR is better out at 100 yards, I like the compact, more reliable, carbine better.

--Next up a full dissemble and clean.

Range Bags

I have been struggling with my damn range bags. I have tried several several different sizes and configurations. Duffels and backpacks of various sizes.

I need to pack the bag with several  standard items and leave it packed. Right now I pack it the day I go. I always seem to forget something: Alan wrenches, first aid kits, tools, cleaning supplies, disposable ear plugs, lens cloth,  muffs, glasses, batteries, a hat, even coins for vending drinks.

I need a case that is ready. Just add guns, mags and ammo and you're off. I need it to be able to hold several guns of various sizes.

I and recently been checking out the ones with wheels that act like a hand truck. Some of these are even re-purposed camera bags. I like the concept. I need to look a bit closer at those.

--Let me know what you like! What's in your bag?

Go Do This Now!

Check out this petition on Whitehouse.gov! 

--Pass the word! Sign the petition! Boost the signal!

Quotes of the Week

Placing the state in charge of moral principles is equivalent to putting the proverbial fox in charge of the chicken coop.
– Murray Rothbard

Slowly, over time, with high points and low points, freedom is winning.
– David Boaz

You cannot convert others to your ideas, if you have no consistent, logical arguments and proofs to offer.
-- Ayn Rand

The American Republic will endure, until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money.
– Alexis de Tocqueville
I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.
 ~Robert Heinlein

.500 Mag Fun!

Last couple times I was at Clark Brothers I saw a woman there that was shooting a .500 mag.

She was having a lot of fun and could actually handle it even though she was in her 60's.

Here is a vid of a .500 to show the kind of recoil we are talking about.

The recoil is actually less the shorter the barrel is. You can clearly see a lot of propellent igniting after it exits the barrel.

--Fun Stuff.

Hidden Storage

A friend emailed me another photo of a hidden storage solution.

It looks like this is a cool DIY project. It looks simple enough if you have wood working skills.

I could not find it anywhere on the web besides Pinterest.

There are great solutions if you are really limited on space. Like my first apartment!

It's a good way to keep your guns handy, even long guns!

--Careful you don't spill your Coffee!!


I have a lot of rifles.

When I saw this DIVERSITY poster it made my laugh because ti is totally about me.

My wife asked me once, "How many rifles do you beed?"

I replied, "One of each."

There is a WIDE variety of types and styles. There are several kinds that I have not yet obtained.
  • Lever action style Winchester.
  • Break action single shot.
  • Pistol caliber pump action.
  • Bullpup Scifi rig like a P90.
  • Long range .50 BMG.
  • Flintlock muzzle loader.
I could go on and on. I hope my wife doesn't see this post!

--I should add another safe to that list as well...

Running Late... Again

Life has just been busy.

Blogging is thin. Blog fodder has been non-existent.

I have not had time to read even.

I have to clean the gun room this weekend. I am sure I will get a half a dozen posts from that alone.

--Coffee time...


I am drinking my morning coffee, watching the news, and sitting down to do my daily blog post, when I hear a story on the TV about a Blogger.

The Redskins hired a Blogger to do outreach for the Team name issue.

He resigned today because of death threats.


I have had a few subtle threats buts I think they are trolls that understand that I am a GUN blogger.

For what it's worth I am fine with the Redskins name. When will the PC Police come after the Bullets!?

--Not my circus. Not my monkeys.

Heading home

Traveling home today.

Back to our regular scheduled posting tomorrow!

--Talk among yourselves...

Quotes of the Week

The only proper purpose of a government is to protect man's rights, which means: to protect him from physical violence.
– Ayn Rand

Capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom.
– Milton Friedman

I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.
– Thomas Jefferson

Government is force, and politics is the process of deciding who gets to use it on whom.
– Richard Grant

Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous.
– Henry Steele Commager

The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.
– Alfred Whitney Griswold

Let the people decide through the marketplace mechanism what they wish to see and hear.
– Mark Fowler

The public interest is best served by the free exchange of ideas.
– John Kane

As the growing emphasis on feelings crowds out reason, facts will play a smaller role in public discourse.
– Paul Craig Roberts

Our Constitution seeks to protect rights the Framers deemed inalienable. It faces its gravest tests in times of crisis.
– Clint Bolick