There is this awesome, ever so adult cartoon called Archer.

The dialog is so funny. The characters are completely politically incorrect. Not only does it have all kinda excellent cars, babes, cursing, sex and violence. It has excellent guns.

The artists on the show actually draw firearms so you can recognize the makes and models!

Terms of Rampagement was so damn funny I almost pissed myself.

--The creator, Adam Reed is a genius!

The Third Thousand

Say hello to my little friends
I was organizing my files and was sorting receipts that needed to be put away. As I was putting them away I started to go through my ammo receipts.

I am currently into my third batch of a thousand rounds of .45ACP.

Most of it has spewed out of my Glock 21.  It's my goto SHTF working gun. I probably only have 600 rounds through my 1911. But at least it's not jamming so much any more.

It is sick how much .223, .308, .40cal and 9mm I have blown through. It was odd that I did not have any receipts for .22LR even though I shoot more of that annually than any other ammo.

--Gotta go buy some 12 gauge.

WANT: Barrett M95

Barret M95 Sniper Rifle
My favorite local Gun Store has a Barrett M95 for sale. It is not cheap but it's the model I would buy, with the features I desire.

It is a .50 BMG for those who do not know the Barrett line. It is a bull pup configuration, bolt action, mag fed and has integral bi-pod.

I have to say that I really want one of these. It will be very handy during the Pending Killer Robot Uprising.

I shutter to think how much money I would end up spending on a scope for that bad boy. Where do you find bulk quantities of .50 BMG ammo so it costs a bit lower that $5 a round.

Then I would have to find the best place to fire the thing! Probably have to buy some land just for a range! 

--Can you deer hunt with a .50 BMG.

Satellite Promotion Goes Over With A Bang

From NPR:

"A Radio Shack electronics store in Hamilton, Montana has a deal that's going over with a bang. New customers sign up for a Dish Network satellite service and get a certificate for a free gun from a nearby gun store. A pistol or a shotgun, your choice. Plus, a criminal background check, no extra charge. Store owner says business has tripled. If you don't want a gun you can take a $50 gift card for Pizza Hut." 

--I love it!

Cross Chest Scoped Handgun Holsters

Yesterday in the comments about my handgun Quiet Mark, I was whining about the fact that the gun was tough to holster while it has the large DOT scope attached.

Bubblehead Les recommended an across chest holster specifically designed for handguns with scopes for hunting. Mad Saint Jack sent a link for another good looking one.

So my magical Google Fu immediately activated and I discovered a huge variety of options. I am going to have to go to Gander Mountain or Bass Pro and handle a few. The ones I saw on the web vary big time in style and price.

I will need to get one. Thanks Les!!

--Perfect accessory for a level 4 Zombie Outbreak!

Quiet Mark is Quiet and Fixed

Quiet Mark - Ruger Mark III with Suppressor
I bought this Ruger Mark III with an integral suppressor years ago.

It is so quiet it still freaks me out.

It took about 4 months for the paperwork to get processed. When I finally got it in hand I was so excited.

And in short order I was disappointed by how often it jammed. Feed jams, stove pipes, double feeds it was a nightmare. Well not a nightmare, but a pisser.

After whining about it to TBolt and anyone else that would listen I took everyone's advice and completely disassembled the thing, clean, examine, and played chase the springs.

I believe what eventually fixed it was a very thorough polish of the feed ramp.

Now it never fails.

--Zombies Beware. Quiet Mark wants to whisper to you...

WANT: K-11

South Korean K-11
I have been looking for a combination rifle/shotgun rig that could kick ass and take names.

Requirements are as follows:
  • Uses AR lower and mags.
  • Same trigger can fire either via switch.
  • 12 gauge upper.
  • Mag fed 12 gauge.
  • Picitinny top and bottom.
This is the solution to several other variations I have seen that position the shotgun below and in the front. This architecture solved several design issues. Do it right and it would not weigh a ton. The photo is of a new system designed in South Korea. Reviews of the thing are not good and even if they were, we would be hard pressed to get one here in the USA.

--This design has potential!  You want one. You know you do...

At The Movies: Sucker Punch

Actress Abbie Cornish has confessed that she “totally fell in love” with guns while filming her new movie Sucker Punch. Based on the Previews, it will be a totally whacked steampunk sword and gun fest. Did they make this specifically for me?

Abbie plays Sweat Pea in the flick about a woman who is institutionalized by her stepfather and retreats to an alternative reality as a coping mechanism.

She says while filming the demanding action sequences in the movie, she was surprised to discover that she likes guns. I'm not surprised. Guns are FUN!

In an interview in GQ magazine's April issue, she said: 'I'm a vegetarian – I'm not the type to want to go shoot a gun... Then I actually got to the range and totally fell in love with an M4. It was kind of amazing."

--Follow this link for the goodness that is the Gun Loving Abbie Cornish!

It's Potty Time

Dramatic Re-enactment
Last week at work, a gun was turned in to lost and found. I was glad that it wasn't treated as a very big deal.

Apparently one of the security guards left it on top of the toilet paper holder while he was taking a dump (along with the comics).

It got me thinking about my various safe handling procedures I use in this situation. For me it all depends on what holster and firearm I have.

Shoulder holsters are no issue at all. No prob.

If I am wearing my heavy belt and one of several holsters that have double connections, it's also no problem.

I have several, inside the waistband, holsters that have a single clip and could turn over and topple out if I am not careful. These holsters I may actually take out first. I just hold them while takin care of business.

--I have never come close to leaving a gun behind. Cell phones is another story...


There is gun content in this post! Sheesh, be patient...

Pools are dangerous:
  • There were more than 3300 unintentional drownings in the United States, an average of 9 per day.(CDC 2006)
    U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • For children 1-4 years old who died, 26% died from drowning (CDC 2006). Fatal drowning remains the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 1 to 14 years (CDC 2005) 
    U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • It is estimated that for each drowning death, there are 1 to 4 non-fatal submersions serious enough to result in hospitalization. Children who still require CPR at the time of arrival to the emergency department have a poor prognosis, with at least half of survivors suffering significant brain damage.
    American Academy of Pediatrics
  • 19% of drowning deaths involving children occur in public pools with certified Lifeguards present.
    Drowning Prevention Foundation
  • Children under five and adolescents between the ages of 15-24 have the highest drowning rates.
    U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • An estimated 5,000 children age 14 and under are hospitalized due to unintentional drowning-related incidents each year; 15 percent die in the hospital and as many as 20 percent suffer severe, permanent neurological disability. National Safety Council
  • Of all preschoolers who drown, 70 percent are in the care of one or both parents at the time of the drowning and 75 percent are missing from sight for five minutes or less.
    Orange County, CA, Fire Authority
  • Stats from:

How are children protected? 

We teach them to swim. We take time to make sure they know the Rules of Safe Pool Use. We test them to make sure they can swim safely.

This is exactly the attitude we should have with firearms/shooting!

I teach them to shoot. I take time to make sure they know the Rules of Safe Firearms Use. I test them to make sure they can shoot safely.

--Because I Love Them.

Cat Shit One

If you are like me, and I know you are, you love guns and cute little animals.

Now you can have both, in quantity at the same time, in the animated series CAT SHIT ONE.

I am so buying this on DVD.

--Who woulda thought that bunnies would have so much trigger discipline!

Sharing Rules

Booger Hook
I had an old friend over for dinner last weekend and was having a bit of show and tell. This guy has about ten firearms. All rifles and shotguns for hunting. I have been hunting with this guy on multiple occasions.

While checking out my new guns I had to remind him to keep his finger off the triggers.  I was shocked to discover he had NEVER heard of the Four Rules. Listed here for your reference:
  • Treat every gun as if it is loaded.
  • Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to fire.
  • Don't point your gun at something you don't want destroyed.
  • Know your target and what's behind and around it.
I think, if you don't know these rules, you should not be able to advance a grade in school.  Every grade!

--Time to make a 4 Rules poster up and post it in my shop.

Operation "Odyssey Dawn"

The US is now in a shooting war with Libya.

Hundreds of Tomahawks have been launched at command and control sites within Lybia.

Say goodbye to another Trillion dollars in Tomahawk missiles. Say hello to $5 a gallon for gas...

--Three Front War.

Air and Space and Guns!

I love the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Washington Dulles International Airport.

It is the companion facility to the Museum on the National Mall. The building opened in December, 2003, and provides enough space for the Smithsonian to display the thousands of aviation and space artifacts that cannot be exhibited on the National Mall. The two sites together showcase the largest collection of aviation and space artifacts in the world.

I have been there several times. The exhibits continue to roll in. The last time I was there I discovered a new aviation related firearms exhibit! 

If you every get a chance stop by and see them. This history, these artifacts are not to be seen anywhere else. Even books and websites are thin on these artifacts.

--Air and Space and Guns!


Ever since I turned 50 I have been trying to get into shade. A shape other than round.

Last year, I lost 40 pounds. I want to do the same this year. To that end I have started working out at the gym and got myself a personal trainer. I have been slowly pushing myself, with her help, harder and harder slowly. Recently I inflamed an old injury.

About ten years ago I slipped on the ice, landed on my elbow and dislocated my shoulder. I tore my rotater cuff. It took over a year before it was right after that. The loss of sleep is a huge hassle too. My wife and I even switched sides on the bed so I could more easily favor my right shoulder.

As it stands right now I would not dare shoot a rifle or shotgun with heavy recoil. Even hand guns will give me a thrill I'm sure. If it was an emergency and I was gunning and running from Zombies this would be damn inconvenient.

--Time to practice left hand shooting.


I bought a new holster for my Beretta Px4 .40cal.

I got a Galco. It's my usual goto brand these days. A good combination of selection, quality and cost. It is available in Black or Brown. I got black because black is the new black.

I have several Galco brand holsters and never had any issues. Until this one.

It is Sooo tight.

The fine print on the package says that it is for a Px4 in .40 and 9mm. I think mine is the fat sister of the two.

To mitigate the fit I will be storing it in the holster and wearing it a lot for the next month. I usually do no store my guns in their holsters. My Dad use to store his guns like that. They corroded them in places. It wasn't bad but obvious. And those holsters were not as tight as this!

-- It's tighter than a ___________________.

The Bad-Ass Falcon

Why does this Falcon have a Knife?

Because he was always a really lousy shot with his 1911.

--Be cool... or he'll cut ya!


I love my Glocks.

They are my goto guns in an emergency. I would not want to suffer a level 4 Zombie Apocalypse without them. They never jam, they never complain, they will happily shoot any ammo and they can stand up to lots of abuse.

I have a Glock 17 9mm and a Glock 21 .45 ACP. I do need to get a lot more magazines.

I think I will get a suppressor to for the 9mm and then convert it to an SBR with one of the Hera Arms or EMA Roni conversion kits.

I will then have a silenced 9mm carbine that has the reliability and will eat anything I can feed it.

--And it looks cool!

Quick Reminder

I always use the change for Daylight Savings Time to remind me to do a few things:
  • Change batteries in the smoke detectors
  • Change the water in my car (2 liter)
  • Change the power bars in my Bug Out Bag
  • Do a full disassemble cleaning of my Five Gun System
  • Consider the worse case scenario and do something to prepare for it
--I do other stuff too. But those are non of your damn business! Quit asking!

Low on Space?

For many years, like many people, I lived in a rental. They were usually small. I was not allowed to modify them. My landlords and who knows how many others had keys.

Many people have a difficult time finding a place to secure their firearms collections. I am always on the look out for creative solutions.

One of the most interesting methods is the Bed Safe. This safe replaces the standard box spring on your queen size bed.

While it is not the fastest access to your firearms, it does represent a massive amount of secure space.

Once bolted together it would be damn difficult to be carried off by burglars, even if they did find it!

--Night time bedroom antics karma! The Princess and the MP5!

Trigger Discipline

I bought a new cordless drill. I needed one badly. My Makita lasted longer than my second marriage but finally gave up the ghost. I bought a new Hatachi 18 volt at Lowes that also came with an excellent flashlight that uses the same batteries.

The story is gun related! Be patient, sheesh...

Anyway, like every middle aged, homeowner, husband, father, new cordless drill owner, I was running around the house doing tons of little projects.

The daughter asks, "Dad, is something wrong with your finger?"

I immediately looked at the one with the hide scraped off from changing the battery in my van.

"No that one." pointing at my right index finger, my trigger finger, pointing straight along side the drill in stead of on the trigger.

I laughed and said, "Trigger discipline."

--She rolled her eyes in a perfect teen age daughter moment.

Gear: Monocular

BARSKA 10x25 WP Atlantic Monocular (BK7, Blue Lens)The best gear is the gear you have with you when you need it.

I can't always take my binocs with me, even though i would love to have some. At the Northcoast Blogshoot, fellow blogger TBolt brought out a handy-dandy Monocular. When he told me how modest the price was ($18) I could see no reason not to have one.

I might buy several. No reason every glove compartment should not have one. My range bag needs one. My fanny pack, my bug out bag, even my tactical pants!

The Barska Atlantic Monocular can even be had at Amazon.

--Another excellent public service announcement from your friends at New Jovian Productions.

The Want List

I got up early last Sunday.

I stacked up and scheduled a pile of posts and in the process was thinking about the Want List.

I am very much an opportunist buyer. I usually don't shop for something specific, I just wait for something to fall withing my field of view that I have wanted. Most recent example was the Saiga 12 gauge. I happened to see it, new, when I made my weekly visit to a local store to check out the consignment cases.

If I see it and have the cash. It comes home with me. Problem is that some items on my want list I never see in person. I have still never seen a PMR-30 in person and I'd buy that if I did. I saw a KRISS .45acp carbine at the Nations Gun Show but it was over priced.

One of the guns I see all the time that I have almost bought on many occasions is the Ruger 10/22 Charger. One of those will find it's way into my safe some day soon. Mostly because it's great cheap fun to shoot!

--Come on PMR-30. Cross my path!!

For the Record

I believe gun ownership will not make you a killer any more than having a vagina will make a woman a prostitute...

--I need to document a list of my beliefs!

Still Funny

I remember buying this issue when it came out. I had to hide National Lampoon from my parents with the Playboys and Penthouse magazines. Two decades later I have a stainless .357 but no dog to hold hostage.

Do you think the dog lived?

--Years later my parents confessed they knew all about my stash of mags and would borrow them...

How to Survive a School or Workplace Shooting

One of my RSS feed I read every day at work over coffee is the How-To Wiki.

A few days ago I saw an interesting article:

How to Survive a School or Workplace Shooting

"What would you do if a shooting happened in your own school or workplace? It is a scary thought, but it is something that could happen to anybody. Having some ideas about how to respond beforehand could save your life."

--Be careful out there. The Postman always rings twice.

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!

Why do they need robots that look like us?

--We spotted the 600 series easy...

State Guns

Soon to join the sego lily, Rocky Mountain elk and sugar beet as official symbols of the state of Utah, they have moved to name the Classic Colt M1911 as its state firearm. Not far behind them and Arizona proposes the historic Colt revolver the official state firearm.

I have been trying to think what Virginia should propose. What should all the rest of the states should pick?

I think Illinois should have the Thompson sub-machine gun. Alabama should have a double barrel shotgun. Florida should have a stainless S&W 9mm (from Miami Vice)...

--It all has the added benefit of pissing off anti-gunnies.

Quote of the Day

"The designer of the gun had clearly not been instructed to beat about the bush. 'Make it evil,' he'd been told. 'Make it totally clear that this gun has a right end and a wrong end. Make it totally clear to anyone standing at the wrong end that things are going badly for them. If that means sticking all sort of spikes and prongs and blackened bits all over it then so be it. This is not a gun for hanging over the fireplace or sticking in the umbrella stand, it is a gun for going out and making people miserable with."

-- Douglas Adams (courtesy of Mad Saint Jack)

News Stands

This week I actually went to an honest to God News Stand.

You remember those places that have lots of magazines, the paper kind, not the bullet holding kind.

I was actually amazed in the variety and quantity of big glossy magazines about guns. More now than I had ever seen in the past.

Mags about hunting, new guns, specific guns, dedicated 1911, AR-!5 and AK-47 magazines.

Classic titles and new.

Take some time soon and find a really good magazine stand and check out the Guns section.

--And then check out the female body builder section!! WooHoo!

Docs and Guns

Totally Unrelated Pic
I was at my dermatologist office filling out forms. I had a rash! Sheesh, let me finish my story!

Anyway, I was filling out forms. There were lots of questions like; what meds are you taking, past medical history, do you smoke, do you drink, etc. The questions started to get much more personal. Do you have AIDS, Herpes, and a list of other things I had never heard of. And then it was, do you wear seat belts? and finally:

Do you have guns in your home?

WTF? I asked for another form and did not fill in anything. Let them ask. I would tell them it was none of their damn business to their face.

--Good thing he didn't ask if I had a gun on me. He may not have like the answer.

No hope for gun grabbers

State legislatures push forward on right to keep and bear arms

 "The left has permanently lost the argument on gun control. Despite their best efforts to take advantage of the tragic shooting in Arizona to promote pointless restrictions on things like the size of handgun magazines, the propaganda campaign is unlikely to go anywhere. Instead, the right to keep and bear arms continues to gain steam as state lawmakers around the country are enacting measures that would have been unthinkable not so long ago."

"On Monday, Wyoming lawmakers sent Gov. Matt Mead a “castle doctrine” bill that recognizes the right of residents to use a gun to protect themselves from home invasion or carjacking without fear of civil or criminal prosecution. A spokesman for Mr. Mead said the governor would review the proposal today, along with a second bill granting residents the ability to carry concealed weapons without a permit. The lawmakers also proposed a constitutional amendment recognizing the perpetual right to hunt, fish and trap."

--Click Here to read the whole thing.

Cars MUST be Banned!!

Click the photo below. WARNING: Kinda disturbing.

"On Friday night an angry motorist mowed down a group of about 150 people on bicycles riding for Critical Mass in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The motorist accelerated his vehicle directly through the group of riders"

--Did anyone blame the car?

Lights Out

I just finished reading the book Lights Out by David Crawford.

"Downloaded from the internet over three million times, this exciting, action-packed, survival story is finally available in book form. Lights Out chronicles the challenges of Mark “Karate Man” Turner when the lights go out over most of the free world. He must find in himself the ability to unite his family, friends, and neighbors if any of them are to survive the harsh reality that everyday life becomes when the veneer of civilization is stripped away."

The story is about everyday survival after a major EMP attack that sends the country into the dark. I mention it here because it is chock full of detailed gun content. In fact it has characters discussing the relative utility and practical use of all kind of firearms from small .22 revolvers, to 1911's, Glocks, AK47s, ARs, BMG .50's and a lot more. 

It's a good story as well. I read the first 10 chapters online. I was hooked and had to buy one!

--Buy a copy. Good stuff!

Ammo Storage Idea Update

5000 rounds of fun in handy bottles
A while back I had this idea to store some of my ammo in plastic bottles to keep it dry and handy and convenient to store in quantity. It also makes it VERY easy to inventory.

I started out using Diet Coke bottles. I have since moved to Diet Snapple.

Why? I'll tell you, sheesh... so impatient.

The wide mouth is the key. Snapple 20oz bottles hold 550 rounds of .22lr each. The plastic is sturdier too. I also tried them with other ammo types I buy in bulk.  Loose bullets in a box style. First I tried .223 in hopes I could create a medium capacity grab and go size. It' works pretty good with wide mouth bottles but not good at all with regular mouth bottles. They jam up to easily when being poured out. Even .22lr does it to some extent.

All hand gun calibers work well too. I buy 9mm, .40, and .45 by the ammo can size. These bottles give you a good option between a full ammo can and a single box no matter what cal you are shooting. I also have some Alice-Pack pouches that two of these bottles fit in perfectly and it will stay dry in the rain or if you take it swimming!!

--Gotta go buy more Snapple!!