Range Day for the AR15 SBR

Went to the range and sited in the EOTech on my AR14 SBR.

It's so much better that I expected from an SBR.



--Next up is a suppressor for it.

Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot

The Knob Creek Gun Range in West Point KY is hosting another of it's bi-annual 2013 machine gun shoots on October 11, 12, 13.Machine gun dealers, collectors and enthusiasts from all over the country get together and simply shoot a massive amount of holes into cars, appliances and other cool targets.

They also know how to blow shit up. The vid below is from the night shoot last year:



There is limited camping on site that weekend. Machine gun rentals. Gun Show. Competitions and more.

Check out their website HERE for more information.

--I might even consider going. ROAD TRIP!

I Have a Dream

Fifty years ago Martin Luther King gave his famous "I Have a Dream" Speech. They were excellent words. I wish people would listen to those words. "a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." Looking at photos of the crowd that day it was full of suits and ties, not hoodies and Trayvon shirts.

They are re-writing MLKs legend. They forget that he was actually a Republican. They forget that the Democrats were the party of segregation, and even slavery.

They want to forget that MLK was a gun owner and big supporter of the Second Amendment. They want to forget that the Dems spear headed the 1968 Gun Control laws specifically to disarm blacks in California.

In his speech today, former President Clinton dishonored MLK further by saying
"A great democracy does not make it harder to vote than it does to buy an assault weapon,"
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Clinton's words came in reference to voter identification laws being passed all over the country which require voters to show government issued photo identification in order to vote.

Well sir. I kind of agree. They are both Rights. To buy a rifle you can't be a felon, a illegal drug user, an illegal alien and you have to show two forms of ID and wait while they confirm your identity. Make them equal.

--Holy shit! Did I just agree with Bill Clinton?

Range Day

I went to the range this weekend with my son and actually captured an odd function failure on video. My son was shooting my suppressed Glock 21. I was recording to see if I could find a sense on ho quiet it is.

Then the failure happened. Well, kind of.

It functioned normally except on the last shot the slide didn't lock back. It ejected the casing normally, it reset the hammer but it did not lock back.



--It's also pretty damn quiet.

Robots!

I am in a rush this morning. Have a look at some fun robot videos:



--Remember: The preferred round for the pending Killer Robot Uprising is 7.62...

Movie: Jack Reacher

I saw Jack Reacher (again) this weekend with friends.

I enjoyed this movie a lot. It was good on many levels. The characters, plot, casting, pace, effects and directing all made for a great thriller.

It also had excellent firearms.

     Miller Rating = 7 of 10

They should have added a good love scene, dammit!

Here is the list of guns in this movie as listed in the Internet Movie Firearms Database:
--I am not really a Tom Cruise fan. But I really liked this flick.

Quotes of the Week

“The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country.”
- James Madison

“The ultimate authority resides in the people alone.”
- James Madison

“The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.”
Ayn Rand 


“I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.”
Ayn Rand

 
“That rifle on the wall of the labourer’s cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there.”
- George Orwell

"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 A. Heinlein  


"For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle; and one faces down fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged."
- Alice Walker

Range Day

My boy and I are headed to the range today. We are going to try to get some pics, vid and look for some .22LR. 

We are going to Clark Brothers in Warrenton VA. One of the things I really like about their shop is the consignment rack. I have gotten lucky there on multiple occasions.


--And the weather is beautiful.

Atlas Shrugged

I always have a long list of books I read every summer. I mostly read Scifi and Fantasy. I usually toss in a classic for good measure.

I just finished reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand again.

I first read this book in 1978. We were in the middle of the Opec oil shortage. The lines at the pumps could be a hundred cars long. Jimmy Carter was in the Whitehouse being indecisive and weak as Iran was daring us to do something.

It seemed so topical then.

Now even more so: The corruption in government, throwing billions away at industries that then fail, rampant cronyism, liberal progressives corrupting the education system, demonizing Capitalism, massive regulation, healthcare system destruction, terrorism, jack boot thugs in every division, taxes run wild...

This weekend I plan on watching Atlas Shrugged part I and II. I will post a review of that after I see it.

“I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.”
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Boosting the Signal: Safety alert for owners of M&P Shield pistols.

Smith & Wesson has identified a condition where the trigger bar pin could damage the lower trigger in certain M&P Shields in a way that may affect the functionality of the drop safety feature of the firearm, potentially allowing the pistol to discharge if it is dropped.

Any unintended discharge of a firearm has the potential to cause injury, and we ask that you STOP USING YOUR PISTOL IMMEDIATELY UNTIL IT HAS BEEN INSPECTED AND, IF THE CONDITION IS FOUND, REPAIRED.

Your firearm must be inspected to determine whether it exhibits the condition identified in this notice. To determine whether your firearm is affected by this condition, please inspect your firearm as follows (click here for video instructions):

1. Follow the procedures in your Safety & Instruction Manual to ENSURE THE FIREARM IS UNLOADED; ENSURE THAT THE MUZZLE IS POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION; THE SLIDE IS LOCKED BACK; AND THE MANUAL SAFETY IS ENGAGED.

2. Hold your pistol sideways with the muzzle pointed to the left. Look at the trigger. Note that the trigger is actually two pieces, with a pin in the middle that connects the two halves (Figure 1).

3. Look at Figure 2. Without touching the trigger, identify the plastic tab circled in red in Figure 2.

4. Slowly pull the trigger. The plastic tab encircled in Figure 2 should disappear into the upper trigger section (Figure 3).

5. Slowly release the trigger. The tab should reappear as shown in Figure 2 completely on its own.

6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 several times. If the small tab as shown in Figure 2 reappears each time, your pistol does not require repair.

7. If the small tab does not consistently reappear as shown in Figure 2, YOUR PISTOL MUST BE RETURNED FOR SERVICE.

If you are uncomfortable conducting the inspection outlined above, or are unsure whether the condition described in this notice applies to your firearm, please take your firearm to your local M&P Certified Armorer or send your firearm to Smith & Wesson for inspection. M&P Armorers can be found on the Smith & Wesson website under Find a Dealer.

If after inspection it is determined that the condition outlined in this safety alert exists, the firearm must be sent to Smith & Wesson for repair. 


--Click Here For more information!

LASER Fun

High energy LASER weapons are a reality:


--I want to build one!!

Deer Season 2013-2014

If you count muzzle loader season, the deer hunting season in VA goes from September 7 until April 26th.

The pressure is on to take antlerless even more. 

The deer populations are so out of control here it's amazing. I see so many deer on the way to work every day, on the side of the road. They have no fear of cars and not much fear of people, at least until the shooting starts.

I was going to try and get out there for primitive weapons this year but it doesn't look like it's going to happen. They allow you to hunt with crossbows in VA as well!

This post is making me hungry.

--Might have to put some venison in the smoker this weekend!

MOVIE: Olympus has Fallen

My wife bought the movie Olympus Has Fallen today. Her cousin has a small roll in the film. He played the Crisis Room Radio Man! Ever time he would come on screen we would yell, "There he is!!"

Lots of guns and lots of action n this movie. It was paced really good for a summer action flick. You do need a large dose of willing suspension of disbelief. In all it was fun.

   Miller Rating = 6 of 10

Here is a list of the guns from the movie as detailed in the Internet Movie Firearms Database:
--Lots of good explosions! USSS will hate it though.

Quotes of the Week

We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.

– Ronald Reagan

To ban guns because criminals use them is to tell the innocent and law-abiding that their rights and liberties depend not on their own conduct, but on the conduct of the guilty and the lawless, and that the law will permit them to have only such rights and liberties as the lawless will allow. ... For society does not control crime, ever, by forcing the law-abiding to accommodate themselves to the expected behavior of criminals. Society controls crime by forcing the criminals to accommodate themselves to the expected behavior of the law-abiding.

 – Jeff Snyder, author

If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.

- Winston Churchill

There’s no such thing as a good gun. There’s no such thing as a bad gun. A gun in the hands of a bad man is a very dangerous thing. A gun in the hands of a good person is not danger to anyone except the bad guys.

- Charlton Heston

Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence.... From the hour the Pilgrims landed to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to ensure peace, security, and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable.... The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference; they deserve a place of honor with all that's good... A free people ought to be armed.

- unknown

Liberalizing concealed carry laws won't lead to a return to the Wild West- though it wouldn't be bad if it did.... in 19th century cattle towns, homicide was confined to transient males who shot each other in saloon disturbances. The per capita robbery rate was 7% of modern New York City's. The burglary rate was 1%. Rape was unknown.

- David Kopel, author

Any politician who won't trust you with the weapon of your choice, clearly cannot be trusted with the power he desires over your life.

-Aaron Zelman and L. Neil Smith

Inventory Time!

Labor day weekend is also Inventory Weekend for me.

At least once a year I perform a full inventory of all my guns, ammo and accessories.

The inventory is for insurance purposes and is done in two ways. I photograph each firearm and I include metadata like Serial Number, Make, Model, Caliber, Accessories and estimated value. This all gets put into a speadsheet as well.

I also include an ammo inventory. This includes Caliber and Counts. It's more important than ever because the replacement value of my ammo is way up. It also keeps an eye on the low water marks for my primary ammo cals.

The accessory list is very important these days as well. I stopped buying cheap scopes for instance. I might add knives to my inventory this year as well.

All this is printed and placed in my safety deposit box.

--A house fire would be a nightmare in any case. But a full inventory can allow you to wake up sooner!

S.W.A.T.

What is up with all the new SWAT teams all over the place.

The IRS is getting tactical teams? Because the Obamacare tax evader bastards are so crazed?

Tactical entry because a baby deer needed killin? Seriously?

Private teams?

--We need less SWAT and more Mayberry.


TSA and Me

I happened across an old X-Ray of my knee this week.

All those screws and the plate are still in there. The staples are not. All told it is way more metal than a box cutter.

I usually wear shorts when I travel so when I fail the metal detectors they can wand me and see the scars.

What worries me is that 60% of the time the metal detectors don't go off.

--Security theater at work.

Northeast Blogshoot

Here is a great video recap of the Northeast Blogshoot.



--I really need to attend this one year! Big fun!

Quotes of the Week

“I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”
- Thomas Jefferson

“Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion in private self defense.”
- John Adams

“An armed society is a polite society.”
- Robert Heinlein

“Remember the first rule of gunfighting … have a gun.”
- Jeff Cooper

Friday

It's Friday, Dammit.

I am running late. I will post something after work.

Go outside...

Ammo is back

The brown truck of happiness dropped off a heavy plan box yesterday.

1000 rounds of 9mm. Price was OK. Worked ot to about $22.50 per 50 round box.

At my favorite gun shop yesterday they had 9mm, but ony 20 round boxes for $28 each.

--Sigh

Science Fiction Firearms

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So I am writing a Scifi novel and it has a few characters that are trained military personnel in the future. They are well armed. I have glazed over the gun details so far but I am rapidly approaching some decisions.

Here is a list of what I need to create:
  • Sniper Rifle (.50 BMG)
  • Handguns (Glock .45)
  • Light Rig (AR-15)
  • Heavy Rig (AR-10)
All of these firearms would use Caseless ammo. Scifi optics and targeting. They would be made of materials that doesn't exist currently. They are stronger, lighter, more durable and require minimal maintenance.

The twist is that they are projectile weapons. Fire actual bullets. They are not bothered by EMP cannons designed to disable Energy Based Weapons.

--What would be good scifi features!?





Mini-Remote Killer Robot

Yet another tool in the chest of our future Killer Robot Overlords.

Available already to SWAT teams this little remote control can of quiet whoop-ass is ready to open.

Say hello to my little friend. 

I want one.

--Hunting options alone amaze me! More than just paintball!

The Right Holster

I have been carrying my Glock 17 lately in my new Galco IWB holster.

I even have my 2 round mag extenders and that gives me 20 rounds of 9mm with one in the pipe. The double stack mags give you a lot of ammo but makes the gun thick.

The other holsters I have used for my Glocks have been to bulky and printed too easily. I am particular about my Glock holsters because I rely on them to control access to the trigger.

This one is comfy and keeps close. Standing, sitting, driving and walking.

--Galco Kingtuk, IWN Holster. $56 from Amazon. Silly name. Good Holster.

Quotes of the Week


"It makes my Curmudgeonly heart swell with pride. Free citizens voluntarily plunking down their own cash to legally arm themselves to the teeth. I don’t care if it’s deer guns, plinkers, bird guns, cheap mil-surp, chromed cowboy wallhangers, pistols, rifles, shotguns, or even a metric ton of tiny derringers. Any gun in the hands of a free citizen is a good one. It’s good to do things that free citizens can do. Rights must be recognized or they’re just words in a book."

--The Adaptive Curmudgeon via Tam

"I think the world is run by 'C' students."

--Al McGuire

"The shaft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagle's own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction."

--Aesop, The Eagle and the Arrow

"Rejoice not at thine enemy's fall - but don't rush to pick him up either."

--Jewish Proverb

New Double Glock Conversion

Here is an interesting concept that uses a pair of glocks. From NEDG.


--Holds a lot of ammo and you can still shoot as you are reloading!

Question

Does anyone know if this was an AR15 conversion kit? A custom rig? What?

I really like it.


Want: Custom Kel-Tec PLR-16 with 37mm flare launcher

Yet another impractical rig that I want really hard!!


--This is a handgun! So much fun!