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.

Who Huma Abedin?

Glock 26 Upgrade

I made an upgrade to my Glock 26 that fixed the only issue that bothered me about its ergonomics.

I found a magazine extender. In addition to adding an additional two  rounds, it gives a place for my pinky to rest.

I recommend this simple mod. It was only $10.

--I may also upgrade the slide and mag releases.


Timing

I wonder if another event will happen to distract the media from the most recent batch of Clinton Scandals?
  • A big Trump disclosure from the distant past
  • A big crime event
  • A terror attack somewhere 
  • A Halloween tragedy with children
  • A video of something strange
  • UFOs
 Basically, something to distract fools while they make the elephant disappear.


Quotes of the Week

Libertarians are essentially what the Republicans were 30 years ago. Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan. They'd all fit more under the Libertarian label than the modern day Republican label.
--Drew Carey

You have to be careful as a libertarian because you can sound very Republican.
--Penn Jillette

A Libertarian society of unfettered individualism spreads its benefits to virtually everyone - not just those who have the resources to seize political power.
--Harry Browne

The best government is the least government. In some areas, I'm libertarian. I don't subscribe to any one party; they are all bad.
--Wayne Rogers

Any terrorism is an attack on libertarian values.
--P. J. O'Rourke

Libertarians are constantly arguing with each other who is the most pure libertarian and who is most ideologically pure.
--John Mackey

I'm a hardcore libertarian - I want everything legal - but I also believe that you have the right to free association.
--Penn Jillette

The New Rig



--PSA upper, Bushmaster lower, Magpul stock and flip-up sight.

It's Thursday

The election is really wearing me down. Between TV and Facebook I am sick of all of it. So here. I went camping this weekend and took this pic. I was carrying my Glock 26 on this hike. Enjoy.


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

If we don't change the direction we are headed, we will end up where we are going.
-Chinese proverb

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.
- Albert Einstein

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
--Abraham Lincoln

Quotes of the Week

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.
- Albert Einstein

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
-Abraham Lincoln

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.
- Louis Brandeis

Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.
- Benjamin Franklin

Range Report

Went to the range this weekend With my buddy Tony. We ran into TBOLT there as well

It was seriously crowded. We had about an hour wait.

I am finally getting used to my Glock 26. As you can see from the target, I have either dialed it in or it has broken in now. I have about 200 rounds though it so far.

The Glock 26 works with mags from my Glock 17 and even the 33 round mags.

In the lane next to us there was a guy rocking some full auto. He had an MP5, an M4 and was what looked like an HK91 (.308). He also had a suppressed full auto M4 SBR (.223).

The guy had really good muzzle control. We were on a 50 yard indoor range. At that distance, muzzle rise could have gotten into the ceiling easily, but never did. He burned through a ton of ammo. I believe he was an off duty police officer. Fun stuff.

--I need to renew my membership this month!

Quotes of the Week

The...vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the... virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
- W. Churchill

People have got the entitlements too much in mind, without the obligations.
– Margaret Thatcher.

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.
- Louis Brandeis

Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.
- Benjamin Franklin

My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
- Adlai Stevenson

Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court goes on forever.
- William Howard Taft

The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.
– H.L. Mencken

Quiet Riot

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Montpelier, VA 23192

10-4PM
Saturday, October 22nd 2016

Silencers are the fastest-growing segment of the firearms market, and with their many benefits it’s easy to see why – but you don’t have to take our word for it. Bring the entire family out for a day of fun at one of SilencerCo’s Quiet Riot events and hear for yourself why silencers are in high demand. Open to the general public, these events are centered around educating attendees about the benefits of silencers and dispelling common myths. All guns and ammunition will be provided, with product experts from SilencerCo and local firearm shops on hand to provide instruction and guidance on the purchasing process.

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Random Tuesday

I didn't watch the debate. I do not believe that the debates will change any minds.

I am starting to believe Trump will win for the same reasons President Obama won. He is the least establishment candidate. Hillary is clearly a career politician. The same reason Bernie was so popular. It was also a mistake for her to wear red.

I also think Trump would be way more fun for late night TV comedians. Plus the media would start doing it's job again as a watchdog.

In completely unrelated news, nothing to do with the pending Zombie Apocalypse, I got a new AR15 upper yesterday. More on that later.

More killings by Radical Islam. Media says nothing to see here. Go watch Dancing with the Stars.

The deficit is about to hot $20 Trillion. Nothing to see here either.

--Off to work. I have taxes to pay.




Quotes of the Week

The true danger is when Liberty is nibbled away, for expedients.
– Edmund Burke

The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.
– H.L. Mencken

The cure for evil and disorder is more liberty, not suppression.
– Alexander Berkman

Everything government touches turns to crap.
– Ringo Starr

A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.
– G. Gordon Liddy

We must have government, but we must watch them like a hawk.
– Millicent Fenwick

Quotes of the Week

The true danger is when Liberty is nibbled away, for expedients.
– Edmund Burke

The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.
– H.L. Mencken

Everything government touches turns to crap.
– Ringo Starr

A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.
– G. Gordon Liddy

We must have government, but we must watch them like a hawk.
– Millicent Fenwick

If we were directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we would soon want for bread.
– Thomas Jefferson

WANT: T. Gardner 12 ga Damascus Hammer Gun

I have been looking for a coach gun for my mantel. I think I want one of these: T. Gardner 12 ga Damascus Hammer Gun


--I like the exposed hammers.

Random Mondays

It's Monday and a well is dry.

Self imposed writing deadlines have seriously cut into my range time.

My wife found an ammo can for me at a yard sale for 1$. Always handy. I Need about 10 more.

Still have not found another holster for my Glock 26. The search continues.

It has cooled off. I love the Autumn.

The Hillary Clinton meat puppet ran it's batteries all the way down yesterday. The lies flow easy. No health issues here. She was too hot. (it was 79degrees) Today they are saying pneumonia. It looked like she was having a stroke. More lies coming soon.

--Enjoy your Monday! DO IT!

Quotes of the Week

We must have government, but we must watch them like a hawk.
– Millicent Fenwick

If we were directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we would soon want for bread.
– Thomas Jefferson

The Grey Man: Partners

I received The Grey Man: Partners by J.L. Curtis this week in the mail.

It has found it's way to the top of my dead tree pile.

Here is the description from Amazon:

Texas Deputy Sheriff John Cronin and his granddaughter Jesse Miller have out-stubborned, out-fought, and out-lived every challenge life's thrown at them so far... But there are times when a little help is needed. 

Slowly recovering from being stabbed, John Cronin gets a tip from inside the very cartel that's hunted him, that plans are afoot to smuggle terrorists and missiles across the border. Meanwhile, Jesse and her husband Gunny Sgt. Miller are losing the battle with an administration and a military bureaucracy determined downsize the military by whatever means possible, and tie their hands regardless of the damage and danger to its own. 

The agencies responsible don't want to act if Cronin won't give up his confidential informant, but when word comes that the missiles and terrorists are landing, it's time to put a team together and handle things the old fashioned way...
 
This book is written by fellow blogger OldNFO. He is a great guy and a personal inspiration for my own writing. This is book 4 in the series. Go buy them all!

--I'll be in the hammock if you need me.

Meet the Author!

 

Martin Wilsey To Participate in Local Author Fair

 (Warrenton, VA) August 30, 2016 — Martin Wilsey, author of the Solstice 31 Trilogy, will be appearing at the 2016 Great Writers, Right Here – a local authors fair, hosted by the Fauquier County Public Library on Friday, September 30 from 6 – 8 p.m.

Great Writers, Right Here will bring together local published authors, and readers who will have the opportunity to stroll from table to table and meet the authors. Martin Wilsey will share and discuss his work with the community and sign and sell his books.

Over 40 authors are participating in this celebration of local talent. In response to the increased interest, this year’s event will be held at the Family Life Center, First Baptist Church, 39 Alexandria Pike, Old Town Warrenton. This location, which enables more authors to participate in this event, is located across the street from the Warrenton central library.

--CLICK HERE for additional details and directions.

Quotes of the Week

You don't pay taxes - they take taxes.
- Chris Rock

We have the best government that money can buy.
- Mark Twain

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against its? government.
– Edward Abbey

Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.
– Ronald Reagan

Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions – it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
– Irving Kristol

House Keeping

This morning I cleaned up the blog page and I was struck by how many blogs I had to delete from my blog list on the right.

More than half of the gun bloggers have quit. Facebook killed most blogs I think. Some of the die hards are still on my daily coffee schedule. Other people take different roads.

Even I don't post as much as I used to. It's not that I don't spend time at the keyboard. I am writing Scifi now in addition to blogging.

I might retire this blog one day, but as long as I still enjoy doing it I will keep it up.

--I may blog even more after I retire. Happy Friday!


44% Have a Gun in the House.

Pew Research Center, in a poll on guns released Friday, showed that 44 percent of the country has a gun in the house.

Anti-gun groups keep trying to say that gun ownership is on the decline. Even though the stats on sales and woman buying guns say otherwise.

The last stat I saw, years ago, was less than 20% had a gun in the house.

--All thanks to President Obama...

Quotes of the Week

Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions – it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
– Irving Kristol

Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.
– Nelson Mandela

Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.
- John Adams

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
- Thomas Paine

It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.
- Dick Cheney

Looking for a new Upper

Here is basically the upper I am looking for. I have had to admit to myself that I have a suppressor habit. I can stop any time I want!! It's a 10 in SBR with a dedicated can.


Yes, I know that suppressors on AR15s don't make them silent. It takes the edge way off to the point you can shoot without hearing protection.

--Still worth the hush.

The new daily carry

The new Glock 26 is a great form factor for me.

Here are the two holsters I have tried so for.

I am in the market for another.

I like the wide single clip of the one holster, but I also like the hard side holster because it does not collapse, making re-holstering difficult.

--Do you have a favorite?

Guns in Fiction

I read another novel this week written by someone that did not know anything about guns.

Sigh.

Glocks don't have thumb safeties kind of mistakes. Clips vs Mags verbiage kind of things.

I am working on the outline for my 5th novel. It is Scifi but will take place in 2016 in Richmond VA. One of the main characters will carry a Beretta 92FS. The descriptions of the gun, it's utility, and why she carries it will all be detailed. There will be suppressed .300 Blackout AR-15s in the story and other guns.

All will get the details right. (I Hope) Mostly because I own them...

In the mean time, read these! Click the image!

 

Friends

The wife and I had dinner with friends last night. They are recent transplants from New England.

Conversation eventually turned to good places to go shooting. He had been to the range at NRA HQ so far.

We told them all about Elite Shooting Sports in Manassas VA. We also discussed Bull Run Shooting Center.

I love living in Virginia where they remember what freedom is like...

--Some couples go bowling.

Quotes of the Week

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.
-- Abraham Lincoln

To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist.
- Edmund Burke

The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization.
- Sigmund Freud

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.
- Kahlil Gibran

When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both.
– James Dale Davidson

Random Friday

Day number 11 of the heat wave. Only 93 degrees today.

I am wearing a Hawaiian shirt.

Another Metro derailment. Sheesh.

And another elevator cable broke in the Washington Monument. DC sucks at maintenance.

Gun content is thin this week. I am still lovin the Glock 26 for concealed carry.

After being on vacation for two weeks I am really enjoying my King Bed!

Blogger keeps crashing!

--Happy Friday Humans!




I love this!

Everyone should read Clinton Cash.

It is currently NUMBER ONE on the New York Times bestseller list! 

Peter Schweizer presents a graphic novel adaptation of Clinton Cash, the breathtaking expose of Bill and Hillary Clinton's money trail. From their personal fortune to their "close personal friends" to the shady Clinton Foundation, this is the story of the most corrupt presidential candidate ever.

--Corrupt, horrible, people...