2013 Year in Review

It has been a roller coaster year. Here is a random series of stuff from 2013.

It started off , in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting with the most discusting blood dancing I have seen in my life. Gun control full court press after Sandy Hook shootings was an failure. A few specific States passed knee jerk laws and President Obama signed 23 EOs. All doing nothing to reduce crime. NYC even started confiscating firearms proving registration is a stepping stone to confiscation.

FBI official report shows that in 2011 only 323 people were murdered with rifles of ALL kinds.

The entire circus proved the Media to be ignorant as well as corrupt. I wrote more letters and emails to my reps this year than any other year.

This entire fiasco triggered panic buying causing ammo and guns to disappear from the stores. I have never seen gun stores so empty. Ammo shortages continue with .22LR being the biggest surprise.

Do you remember Christopher Dorner?  Former cop and vocal liberal supporter of gun control that went on a rampage in California killing police and their families.  Hunted down and burned alive and then the ashes swept under the rug.

During this year I switched from my 1911 to the Px4, to the Glock 17, for my daily carry.

I registered 2 SBRs during this year. One is an AR15 and one is a Glock 21 Roni.

I got a new gun safe.

Joe "Shotgun" Biden gives advice about shooting through doors and into the air. He has been on a short leash ever since then.

Boston Marathon bombing happened and suspension of rights with massive military style, warrant-less, .search and seizures to find a single kid.

I made it to a couple Blogmeets and shoots this year. Good people.
There was much debating about guns on Facebook this year. When I was asked, "What are you so afraid of that you need to carry a gun?" I would reply,  "I am not at all afraid. A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because its trust is not in the branch but on its own wings."

There was silly panic regarding 3D printed guns.

George Zimmerman was found not guilty. We saw that bigotry is alive and well and is strong in some black people.

I bought a new truck!  I baked my first pie.

I got the Roni, 2 more lowers, the AR15 SBR and the .300 Blackout SBR. My most frivolous buy was a 37mm grenade/flare launcher.

Obamacare happened.

Terry McAuliffe won the Governor’s race in VA, dammit.

I purchased a Trijicon RMR. I may love it more than my EOTech’s.

JayG moved to VA!

--The thing that dominated much of my year was a back injury and surgery to repair it. I am looking forward to 2014!

Brown Truck of Happiness

I went to the Nations Gun Show this weekend.

On top of my list was a light weight holographic sight for my Suppressed  Roni SBR Rig.

There was tons of cheap Chinese devices everywhere. I had seen a EOTech's that were the leading contender.

I like to price check on my smart phone as I shop. Old NFO was there as well and recommended I look for a Trijicon RMR. I had seen some there for about $520 and when I looked on Amazon it was only $381 with free shipping!

--I felt naughty one clicking it while at the gun show!

Quotes of the Week

Government is a disease masquerading as its own cure.
– Robert LeFevre

A little government involvement is just as dangerous as a lot – because the first leads inevitably to the second.
– Harry Browne

Remember that the key words in the sentence "I want to help you" is "I want".
– G James

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

I'd rather live free with some peril than be a protected slave of government.
– Dave Duffy

There is only one success - To be able to spend your life in your own way.
– Christopher Morley

This Robot Can Run Faster Than You

One day this might be coming for you. REAL FAST!

--Remember: The best round for killer robots is 7.62mm.

Nation's Gun Show!

The Nation's Gun Show starts tomorrow! Time to go get all the things that Santa forgot! I will be on the hunt for bulk ammo at normal prices! .22LR mostly!

Both of my favorite local gun shops will be having tables there and the walls will be nearly empty in their local shops. But they do sell some guns!

I am kinda hoping that the crowds are all over the river and through the woods at Grandma's! It has been so crowded there recently.

-Who's Going!?

Merry Christmas!

Happy Birthday, Jesus.

Let there be peace on Earth and let it begin with me.

I will do what I can to protect the ones I love all those that are near me, all the days of the year.

Merry Christmas to all my friends and family. Near and far.


Quotes of the Week

The historical debate is over. The answer is free-market capitalism.
– Thomas Friedman

Voluntary association produces the free market - where each person can choose among a multitude of possibilities.
 – Harry Browne

There is only one success - To be able to spend your life in your own way.
 – Christopher Morley

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.
– Albert Camus

The proper and limited use of government is to invoke a common justice and keep the peace – and that is all.
– Leonard Read

My $.02 on Phil Robertson

Let me start of with a little YELLING!


You do have the right to turn off the TV, or watch something else.

Other than that, you are just whining. So I guess I will have a turn at it.

You know what OFFENDS ME?
  • The Kardashians
  • The Jersey Shore
  • Honey Boo Boo
  • The Bachelor
The list is sooo much longer, but I thought I'd just list a few with the focus being on family. These shows have caused me to lose faith in humanity. They are soul crushing pieces of shit that glorify bad behavior and influence your children. They seek to amuse that rubberneck piece of your brain the can't look away from a car wreck. That shit OFFENDS me to the core.

So what.

I was actually starting to hope that the massive ratings of Duck Dynasty was going to cause the pendulum to swing back to depict families that love each other, families that are successful by working together and winning in the free markets. What!? Capitalism is good, working and playing hard is good!? People that respect their parents and love their children. And don't forget the, Oh NO, positive depiction of  Christians, firearms and hunting. Is this why they are going after the show so hard? I believe that the people bitching the loudest don't even watch the show.

Even the fact that a family has an elder with opinions like Phil is positive. We need to be able to still love and respect people with whom we disagree. This country has completely forgot that. Every family has that member. Is anyone surprised by any of this? Think of his generation. 

Oh and by the way, I happen to disagree with Phil on homosexuals. A persons sexual preference does not matter to me, unless I want to have sex with them! I'm straight, I'm not narrow. I believe in the rights of the individual. It's no ones else's damn business.

--So if you don't like it. Don't watch the show. Grow the fuck up.

Holiday Stress Relief

Next year I will do this!!
Work has been crazy for me in the last couple weeks. Combine this with shopping insanity and Christmas preps. I am sick of politics, the bias media, and stupid people on Facebook.

I also wanted to get my novels complete first draft done by years end. That focus makes blogging an afterthought.

All this just means this weekend I am going to say to hell with it and go to the range with my son.

--It's going to be 65F on Saturday!

Be Prepared?

I have been seeing this TV commercial every day for the last couple weeks:

What does it say about the state of the country?

--What does it say about me? Because I want one!

93 Year Old Kills “Knock-Out Game” Thug

Check out this article to get the entire story.

Then check out the Snopes.com article.

Assholes should get what they deserve for sucker punching people.

--A few like this and the Knock-out is over.

Guns on Sherlock

Sherlock and his gun as usual
I have just finished binge watching the BBC TV series Sherlock.

It really struck me how the show depicts the casual use and possession of firearms by civilians in the UK. It also shows Sherlock casually firing a handgun at a smile face he drew on the wall  because he is bored.

The villains are armed all the time. The super villains have teams of snipers with suppressed high power rifles all over London.

So many problems are solved by firearms. Doctor Watson even kills a guy and walks away, never admitting it.

I love that show.

--The BBC really seems to Love guns.

Quotes of the Week

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
 – Milton Friedman

Government, in its last analysis, is organized force.
– Woodrow Wilson

If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one. 
– Robert LeFevre

It is easy to be conspicuously "compassionate" if others are being forced to pay the cost.
– Murray N. Rothbard

A government debt is a government claim against private property – an unpaid tax bill.
– Hans F. Sennholz

It's wrong for someone to confiscate your money, give it to someone else, and call that "compassion."
– Harry Browne

"We cannot afford to differ on the question of honesty if we expect our republic permanently to endure. Honesty is not so much a credit as an absolute prerequisite to efficient service to the public. Unless a man is honest, we have no right to keep him in public life; it matters not how brilliant his capacity." 
--Theodore Roosevelt

Christmas Guns

We are having an open house today. We do it every Christmas season. My wife loves Christmas. It's her favorite time of year. Me too, but not like her!

This year we have 9, yes I said 9, beautiful Christmas Trees!

Every year she gets me new ornaments that have guns in them.

We will have a whole tree one day that is all gun related ornaments! Next to the vintage camper ornament theme tree...

--Merry Christmas Season!

WANT: TNW 9mm Carbine

Happy Friday the 13th!!

I am lovin pistol caliber carbines these days. I got the JR Carbine which is still suffering from constant jamming, still. I have the Roni conversion kit that is sooo sweet. And this weekend I got to handle a TNW Carbine. The one I was looking at was 9mm and took Glock magazines. I have a ton of mags for my Glock 17 already, including three 33 round Glock factory mags!

TNW Carbine

--The street price I saw at Clark Brothers was $699. Might have to get one!

Sales are up

I went to the range at Clark Brothers last weekend with TBolt to air out my freshly built .300 Blackout SBR. Here are a few observations:

.300 Blackout SBR
  • My gas block is correctly aligned!
  • They had ammo (2 box limit)
  • I needed more lube, lots more
  • It took 20 rounds to get the new scope on the paper
  • No crowd at the range
  • Packed in the store, lines of people buying guns
  • No .22LR at all
I took along my suppressed 10/22 to check on the scope to make sure it was good in case any evil squirrels needed killin. It is on. Love that thing.

There was a guy in the next lane over that bought a new 10/22  that was sighting it in. They gave him one box of ammo. He was having a great time so I gave him a hundred rounds of mine in a random act of kindness.

--It was a good day all around.  

NYC is Confiscating Firearms

How much more proof does the world need to prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that firearm registrations ultimate goal is confiscation.


--The only reason they can find them is because the owners are law abiding.

Good Parenting

I saw this video yesterday over at SayUncle's Blog.

It's very cute. In addition to being cute it illustrates several good things.
  • Look at the trigger discipline. It makes me misty.
  • This shows how little recoil an AR15 really has.
  • Allowing a child to fire a gun in a safe controlled manner teaches them how dangerous it really is and removes the mystique of it.
  • It removes irrational fear of firearms.
  • It proves how awesome a father you actually have!
 --That is a fortunate little girl.

SBR Paper Work Has Arrived

The SBR paperwork finally came in for my Glock 21 Roni project!

It will be a super fun rig but in the end will be pretty damn expensive. Here is the list with basic costs:
    • $550 - Glock 21 .45ACP 
    • $115 - Factory Threaded Barrel
    • $400 - RONI Carbine Kit
    • $1050 - AAC Suppressor
    • $50 - Magpul sights
    • $90 - Tactical Light
    • $100  - Three 27 Round Mags
    • $35 - Single Point Sling
    • $200 - Class III Tax for Suppressor
    • $200 - Class III Tax for Short Barrel Rifle
    Total: $ 2790

    This results in a really compact, light, reliable, powerful and quiet, carbine. Great for the pending Zombie Apocalypse! But is it worth all the money?

    --I will probably add a compact EOTech adding another $400.

    Quotes of the Week

    Everything government touches turns to crap.
    – Ringo Starr

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

    Private enterprise creates; government destroys. That is the great economic lesson of our times and all times.
    – Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

    If you feel driven to feed the poor, get your checkbook out and keep your tyrannical mouth shut about it.
    – Lew Goldberg

    The standard of living of the common man is highest in countries which have the greatest number of wealthy entrepreneurs.
    – Ludwig von Mises

    The government's War on Poverty has transformed poverty from a short-term misfortune into a career choice.
    – Harry Browne

    The most basic question is not what is best, but who shall decide what is best.
    – Thomas Sowell

    Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
    – Milton Friedman

    Government, in its last analysis, is organized force.
    – Woodrow Wilson

    If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one.
    – Robert LeFevre

    Mag Drought is Over

    Got this photo as a text on my phone. There was no limit on how many you could buy and there was several cases.

    I replied, "How much cash do you have?"

    -- He got me 10.

    Couch Safe!

    A friend sent me this pic of a hidden storage option in a couch.

    This is a really good option for homes that have a lot of room or people that have a lot of guns and need more and more places to stash them.

    This one even has bulletproof inserts in the cushions. 

    Read all about it and see the video on GIZMODO!

    --Let the wife pick the fabric! $7000!

    Speaking of Christmas

    One of the reasons my wife does not have an issue with my gun collecting is that she is a big collector herself.

    She has various collections: Vintage Barbies, PEZ Dispensers, Classic Book Series like Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and Christmas Ornaments.

    She has so many ornaments we now have eight Christmas trees. Eight trees with a very high density of ornaments per square inch.

    Some have themes as well. The kitchen tree has a food and cooking theme, we have an all vintage ornaments tree, we even have one that has campers and guns as a theme.

    --Well that one has a singing pickle as well. TBolt bought it for her!

    Christmas Lists

     I am starting to plan my gun room starting with what I need on a tool bench. Adding stuff to my Amazon wishlist.

    I love putting together ARs and to make that easier a nice vise would be great. Amazon Prime even includes FREE delivery!

    I mean a real bench vise. I have a smaller vise that you clamp down to a bench edge but it just doesn't cut it. I have a good tool box with lots of room, drawers and tools.

    What else should a dedicated tool bench have?
    • Good lighting
    • Vise blocks for magwells
    • Vise clamps for lowers and uppers
    • One of those lamps with a magnifying glass

    --After I get the tool bench set up I will start on a reloading bench!

    Gun Porn

    Do you know the story behind this?
    A friend sent me this pic over the weekend as an unusual item.

    Combination 1911 and brass knuckles, er um, steel knuckles.

    Creative design and probably quite collectable.

    The perfect find in your grandfathers attic, wrapped in a oiled cloth.

    --Now that is a knuckle sammich!

    Quotes of the Week

    “It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.”
    --Mark Twain

    “Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.”
    --Mark Twain

    “When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it’s a sure sign you’re getting old.”
    --Mark Twain