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--Someone should send them a tank you note for the excellent target.

Survival Firearms

This video is a list of 5 survival guns that are all under $300.

--Not a prefect list but good concepts and examples.

Life is NOT Fair

My Daughter is off to her first semester at college. She needs to know a few things.

I recently received this old email forward that is still floating around the Internet. I don't care who wrote it. It's the message it contains.:
  • Life is not fair -- get used to it! 
  • The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself. 
  • You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both. 
  • If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss. 
  • Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping -- they called it opportunity. 
  • If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them. 
  • Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you are. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room. 
  • Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life. 
  • Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time. 
  • Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs. 
  • Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

Quotes of the Week

“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”


"The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up."

–Paul Valery

"It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop."


If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old.

–Lord Chesterfield

Custom Zombie Lowers

I am seeing more and more Zombie themed gun accessories for AR15s and other guns

The bright green furniture is the most silly.

The EOTech Zombie sight is great.

The lowers with safety indicators completely crack me up.

If I were to get one, it would be like this.

--Or an additional full-auto position.

On Being Thanksful

This morning I woke up and made coffee and put a pile of Orange Cinnamon Rolls in the oven.

In the quiet I consider all that I am thankful for.

The list is long. It has more than beer and pie and bacon on it.

Take some time today and be thankful.

For everything.

--Because if you are reading this you are better off than most of the world.

Prep Tip of the Week

The Prepping Book of the week is a classic from Mel Tappen: Tappen on Survival

Tappen died in 1980 but there are still a lot of good points in his book. Click the link above for a PDF of the full text.

Three Days:

Here is your first goal in preparations, three days. You can be bothered to prep for three days of trouble, right?

Keep three days worth of gear, food and water in your car, and your Bug Out Bag (BOB), and at work, and where ever you spend a lot of time.

It's easy. Use some space in the back of one desk drawer. Put a stocked book bag in your locker. Stash a milk crate of items in the trunk of your car. And/Or put together a  fully stocked backpack BOB.

Don't forget the importance of what is in your pockets ALL the time. You better have at least a multi-tool knife of some kind!

--Rule #2: Be Prepared

California AR

Here is yet another example of how dumb assault weapons bans really are.

This is a picture of an AR15 that is "California compliant".

Are you kidding me?

No flash hider, no pistol grip, folding stock, no bayonet, and a 10 round magazine. Now it is completely safe and legal for civilian use.

--A total farce.

Holster Problem

I have carried a compact 1911 in a Crossbreed Deluxe holster for years, I love it.

When I decided I was going to carry my Px4, the Crossbreed Deluxe was a natural choice when I discovered they made one for the Px4.

I have been using it now for about a month now and unfortunately it has a problem. A bad problem.

The holster presses the mag release button all the time. I never had the mag drop out but if I had needed it that is some very bad mojo.

The photo to the right shows clearly the wear point where the mag release was getting pressure.

I plan on contacting Crossbreed to see if they can do anything. Otherwise I think I will cut a circle out at that spot.

--Let me know if you have had this kind of issue or have any ideas.

Quotes of the Week

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."

--John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Chuck Woolery and the Constitution

Chuck Woolery is my new hero.

--Watch this video. He makes concise points that can be used in conversation!

Prep of the Week

Book of the Week
I am going to start a new weekly feature called Prep of the Week. I hope it will be common sense things everyone can do to help their families and a bit more security. I'm not going to talk just about stockpiling guns and ammo. I will talk about real practical preparations. I will recommend a book. Talk about survival oriented firearms. Lots of other things.

I will even talk about current events:
  • Thousands of people are still without power from Hurricane Sandy.
  • The US is hurtling toward financial disaster.
  • Our increased indecision and perceived weakness invite attacks from extremists.
What to do?

First off you need to assess where you are right this moment. If the power went off right now, how ready would you be? Water, food, shelter and security?

The Rule of 10s - Will you be OK in:

    10 minutes - computers crash, clocks blinking
    10 hours - freezers begin to thaw
    10 days - store shelves are empty, water runs out
    10 weeks - riots, looting, population migrations
    10 months - organized criminal ransacking
    10 seasons - starvation and ammo worth more than gold
    10 years - new civilization begins to formalize

-- How ready are you?


World War Z

I saw the preview finally for World War Z.

I really enjoyed the book and I am looking forward to the movie. I will do my best to forget the book while watching. The trailer looks like it will have some major gun love:

--I think that when it comes out we should have a movie night!

Nations Gun Show

Nations Gun Show! Let me know if you're going!
The Nations Gun Show is this weekend.

I was not going to go this time because my cash is a bit low.

I was thinking that it might be interesting to see prices and  availability.

I need to get a pile of .223. I could always use another case of .45 ACP. Only if the price is not crazy!

--Maybe I'll take my son. He can carry really heavy stuff!

USFA Zip .22LR

A friend emailed me this pic asking if I had ever seen it before.

This is the USFA Zip .22 Long Rifle.

It has not actually been released yet. I think it will be a while before we see one in the wild.

MSRP will be under $250 and it takes the Ruger 10/22 mags.

It's designed to be a handgun, and SBR or even a picitinny belly mounted secondary system.

Their website launches on Dec 1st.

There is a cool video over there too.

--Looks like it may be fun.

Thank you for your service...

--My father was in the Airforce already when WWII broke out. He served in Panama. I miss him, still.

Quotes of the Week

Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and gave him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the 'new, wonderful, good society' which shall now be Rome's, interpreted to mean: more money, more ease, more security, more living fatly at the expense of the industrious.

-- Marcus Tullius Cicero

 Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

--Ronald Reagan

Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is.

--Jim Morrison

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

--George Washington

“We’ll never survive!”
“Nonsense. You’re only saying that because no one ever has.”

― William Goldman, The Princess Bride

“All living things contain a measure of madness that moves them in strange, sometimes inexplicable ways. This madness can be saving; it is part and parcel of the ability to adapt. Without it, no species would survive.”

― Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Sword Cane

A friend sent me a link to a page called:

Sneaky Little Guns

I liked the .410 sword cane the best.

--Cool stuff. WANT.

Friday Gun Porn

Friends are constantly sending me gun pics, bless their hearts.

This one is from Andrews Custom Leather.

This one was sent to me by a 65 year old cousin. She said I needed to get this because of the election results and the inevitable Zombie Apocalypse.

I tried to explain to her that shotguns were not the best for Zombies.

She gets it.

--Either way it's a sweet rig.

Side Effects

So we did not change the captain of the Titanic last night. Oh well.

The deficit and debt will grow. Faster. The economy will tank faster. More bread and circuses. Our foreign policies will invite more attacks maybe wars. Higher taxes, prices and stress. Supreme Court will be more about politics than the Constitution.

Gun control and revival of the Assault Weapons Ban will become a priority, because it's what they do instead of something. Prices on decent capacity magazines, firearms and ammo will sky rocket.

I might have to add a Prepper Tip weekly. I fear we'll need them.

--At least the Gun Bloggers might have stuff to talk about.


AK-47 Pistol with CBRPS Draco Bullpup Kit
There is more and more of these Bullpup conversions out there for various firearms.

This one is an AK-47 conversion kit from CBRPS, and they have kits for all kinds of guns. I like this one and the one for the Remington 597.

It is the Sci-Fi movie looks that I like. Just drop in the rifle and you are ready to rock.  The ones of these that I have fired I have actually liked the form factor but the triggers always  suck really bad. This one at least uses the original safety and charging handle.

They started making kits like the Roni that used a handgun. These are a bit better. Using the natural trigger.

--Finally they started making Sci-Fi guns natively like the PS90, Kriss and the Cx4! Fun Stuff!

Part 2: How to Register a Short Barrel Rifle (SBR)

Current Status of my SBR, "The Axe"
I Finally heard from the County Sheriff regarding the Short Barrel Rifle paperwork. He called me at home on a Saturday. It was interesting how helpful he was. You know how you can actually hear people smiling  on the phone?

I left out a form.

He gave me the perfect Google search term "922g compliance" that resulted in the ATF form as the first hit.

Certification of Compliance with 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(5)(B)

It is basically a form to certify that I am not an illegal alien. I quickly printed it, filled it out, swearing on a stack of mothers graves that I am a US Citizen.

I dropped it off at the County Sheriffs office to his attention.

Here is the series of events so far and what is up next:
  • Purchased the AR-15 to be converted to an SBR
  • Purchased the short barrel and upper
  • Download and fill out these Forms
    • Include the SN of the Receiver
    • Manufacturer
    • Make and Model
    • Your personal info
  • Go to CVS for two passport photos
  • Go to the County Courthouse and get two fingerprint cards ($10)
  • Certification of Compliance with 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(5)(B)
  • Submit copies for the County Sheriff to sign
  • Wait...
  • Receive signed forms in the mail (about 10 days)
  • Make color file copies
  • Write a check for $200 
  • Send it all to the ATF   
  • Wait...
--I will make another post on this project with each milestone.

Quotes of the Week

Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.
--Charles Bukowski

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
--Not Albert Einstein

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
--Bruce Lee

Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
--Jim Morrison

Vid fun

I have been looking at the various kinds of Ruger 10-22 mods that are for fun shooting. There are various configs like the one below, might be fun project to do. A Gatling gun!! Think of the various options!

I wish someone would invent a "Hopper Feed" for .22 ammo. Dump 500 rounds in the top and rock and roll!

--That would be fun.

Collection: Mini-14

This is one from my collection. It's a Ruger Mini-14 with an aftermarket Tapco stock, DOT scope and a Laser. All of these "upgrades" came from

The scope and the Laser pretty much suck, but the stock is great. This was in fact my first adjustable, six position stock. I Loved it so much I put adjustable on several of my rifles and even a couple shotguns.

--Mini-14s are a great, easy to maintain, fun shooting rifle.

EMP Love

Directed energy weapons test of the CHAMP System was a complete success:

--Say hello to your new robot overlords...