I saw another pic of stocks that I really like.

I think we need a wider variety in finishes of firearm furniture.

It is hard to find them. They are probably all custom for now.

Handgun grips are easier. Good selection there.

--Love this shotgun.

Quotes of the Week

No bird soars too high, if he soars on his own wings.
--William Blake

Arguing with liberals…it’s like playing chess with a pigeon; no matter how good I am at chess, the pigeon is just going to knock over the pieces, crap on the board and strut around like it’s victorious.
-- Anonymous

We must remember that government, no matter how hard it tries, cannot protect an individual from themselves.
– Peter Calcagno

The American people are becoming more and more afraid of, and are running away from, their very own revolution.
– Leonard E. Read

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
– P.J. O’Rourke

Farm handouts... let's call them what they really are: a form of legalized theft.
– Walter Williams

The illegal drug trade is the financial engine that fuels many terrorist organizations.
– Dennis Hastert

You can't give the government the power to do good without also giving it the power to do bad.
– Harry Browne

The American Dream was about individualism and the opportunity to achieve success without interference from others.
– Robert Ringer

I don't want my children fed or clothed by the state, but I would prefer that to their being educated by the state.
– Max Victor Belz 

New Shooters First Gun

A young friend of mine celebrated his coming of age by  purchasing Mosin Nagant! 

The Target on the right was his first at 50 yards.

The Target on the left was his first one at 100 yards. He actually shot 5 times but walked the shots in nicely. 

It is good to see another generation of shooter starting out. If the weather is good  we may go shooting next weekend.

--Well done my friend. $200 worth of goodness. Including ammo!

Hypocrite of the Year

Gun-Grabbing California Senator Leland Yee Indicted For Corruption. and Arms Trafficking.

I normally don't jump into the echo chamber. Many other bloggers will cover this great detail and do a far better job.

This asshat is a Democrat and has been a serious gun control advocate.  He even got an A+ rating from The Brady Campaign.

The Irony. It Burns.

This fucker even offered an FBI undercover fully automatic weapons. "No Problem"

--I have come to believe that all politicians that are pro gun control need to be looked at very closely...

WANT: Trailer

I saw this trailer on and as a hunter and shooter this would be totally awesome.

This baby has some serious clearance.

My current camper scrapes when I back into my paved driveway.

--If I had one I would be forced to go out and buy a 4WD truck!!

Wednesday already?

You never know what will turn somebody's opinion about gun registration.

Yesterday I explained the "Jews in the Attic Test" to someone and sent them a link to the post.

It was like a light went on.

Not just gun registration but all government intrusions.

Granted the light that went on was a compact florescent. But  it was something. She is talking about it with people now.

--Progress, with a progressive no less...

Monday Draught

Got up this morning to find I had nothing to blog about.

Here are some irons in the fire:
  • NRA Annual Meeting is coming
  • Shop bench tool inventory and setup
  • Another range run 
  • Detailed range report on the Roni
  • My next AR15 project build
  • Another SBR lower
  • Another Suppressor
  • Spring Skeet Shooting
  • More snow is expected tomorrow
--Off to work. I need a vacation.

Play Chess?

-- 9mm are pawns!

Quotes of the Week

If Democrats lose the Senate, turn out the lights because the party's over.
- Robert Gibbs

Anyone who proposes to forbid to a genius any achievement which is not of value to a moron, cannot claim any motive but envy and hatred.
--Ayn Rand

One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation.
– Thomas B. Reed

 We realize the importance of our voice when we are silenced.
– Malala Yousafzai

You don't have to be anti-man to be pro-woman.
– Jane Galvin Lewis

There is no hope even that woman, with her right to vote, will ever purify politics.
– Emma Goldman

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

First, God created idiots. That was just for practice. Then He created school boards.
– Mark Twain

Love it!

5 Guns

5 Guns I will never own?  Hmmmm.  Ok, I'll play too.
  1. Full Auto, belt fed, M60
  2. M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle, BAR.
  3. Double Barrel 1911.
  4. Hi Point Carbine in any caliber.
  5. Any Pink Firearm.
--This list is way longer.

Projects Continued

I saw this pic on Pinterest today and it got me wondering.

I saw an armored car for sale once that had the option of including a turret mounted, belt-fed, semi-auto, .308. I also saw on TV a car renovation show that mad a spy car that had guns mounted in the grill.

What are the rules for automobile mounted firearms.

--Are you ready for the Zombie apocalypse?

Rubber Band Machine Gun

I use to make rubber band guns in wood shop during middle school.

A lot of people did 40 years ago. It was probably part of the standard curriculum.

Some people never stopped making them. Some became artists while making them!

I swear if you did that these days, in middle school, someone would call SWAT. Helicopter moms would cry. The kid's home would be inspected by Child Protective Services, and the obviously disturbed youth would be forced into counseling.

--My elementary school has a rifle range in the basement under the gym. Sigh...

Gun Control via Other Means

President Obama's anti-gun, anti-freedom, nominee for Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy, hopefully will go down in flames on the Senate floor, if he ever makes it there. Murthy, calls guns a "healthcare issue," classifying guns as a "public health threat", thinks gun ownership needs to be "treated as a disease" and he hates the National Rifle Association (and the Constitution).

This guy is being opposed not by just Republicans, but numerous Democrats.

--It is after all an election year.

Bench Vice

Finally got around to setting up the bench vice that my wife got me for Christmas.

I had to wait until my new workbench was set up.

I also have an AR15 mag blank that clamps in there to hold an AR15 securely while being worked.

--It's going to me damn handy!

Range Day

I took two more new shooters to the range for their first time.

One is a friend that has been talking about going shooting with me for months, maybe years. She also brought her 21 year old niece.

Her niece was raised in a very liberal democrat house where guns were always depicted as magically corrupt and evil. In college she has come to understand that guns are not evil or even the problem. Police states are.

We had all the time we wanted so we shot a large selection of hanguns:
  • Suppressed Ruger Mark II - .22LR
  • Ruger SP101 - .357mag
  • Smith & Wesson 539 - 9mm
  • Glock 17 - 9mm
  • Beretta Px4 - .40cal
  • Kahr - .45ACP
  • Glock 21 - 45ACP
The SP101 revolver was the one she liked shooting the most. She liked being able to tell it's loaded at a glance, the simplicity of operation, reliability, and the level of recoil while shooting .38 Special. She likes the single/double action.

She tried everything. The recoil of the 9mm's was manageable for her. She shot the S&W 9mm very well but didn't care for the complexity, for now. The .45's were too much recoil and the Glock 21 grip was too big.

Her niece was more recoil averse. She tried the 9mm's. She was okay with .38's but enjoyed the .22 a lot.

It was a good day. She wants to go again soon. She also wants to go to the next gun show with me. She is all about the grip comfort. She is even talking about moving out of DC to VA for FREEDOM!

--We have a convert.

Quotes of the Week

There is, in fact, only one form of coercion: the initiation of physical force by one man or group against others.
--Ayn Rand

Women are always at the front of revolutions.
– Buthayna Kamel

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

The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.
 – Albert Camus

I believe in only one thing: liberty. But I do not believe in liberty enough to want to force it upon anyone.
– H.L. Mencken

No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.
 – General Douglas MacArthur

WANT: Custom Geek Glock

If you love Star Wars and Glocks do they have a project for you.

I saw this on Facebook and Pinterest and a few other places.

Cool idea.

--I don't think you'll see any mods like this with a Kimber...

The Grey Man

My friend OldNFO finally found something to do with all his spare time besides causing trouble!

"The Bad Guys Don't Stand a Chance Texas rancher and lawman John Cronin knows what it means to be tough. A decorated Vietnam vet with connections to law enforcement agencies all around the world, he’s thwarted smugglers and drug plots across the globe with more than a few narrow escapes. Whether it’s a sniper competition or teaching the feds a thing or two about police work, Cronin doesn’t hesitate to pull the trigger. Of course, this slow-talking lawman’s biggest challenge yet might be when his granddaughter Jesse falls in love with a Marine. When drug smugglers stir up trouble in Cronin’s backyard and try to kill Jesse and her new beau, all hell breaks loose, and Cronin and his granddaughter are just the people to set things right."

It is available in Kindle and Nook as well as dead tree version!

--I ordered mine already! Buy it! Buy it now!

Steampunk . 22LR Gatling Gun

More proof that some people have the most interesting hobbies:


--Too much time on your hands?

True Detective

I just watched the season finale of True Detective on HBO. I hear the show actually crashed the HBOGO website. It is a really great but totally whacked show. It's very original and extremely adult in themes and images.

The show has a little gun content, handguns mostly. It had a full auto AK and some short shotguns. But mostly it has insanity...

--Horror movies don't scare me. This kind of thing does...

Situational Awareness

Risograph print / by Jamie Jones
I really like my iPhone. Not because it's an iPhone, it could be an Android. I really like the fact that I have the Internet handy when I need it.

Last night I was waiting at Ray's Hell Burger to meet a friend for dinner. I was watching for him out the window and it seemed like 8 of 10 people walking by the window had no idea what was happening around them.

I even saw someone that seemed to be actively following a woman, staring at her ass, and she was completely unaware. She was staring at her phone, headphones on, completely clueless of everything.

Carrying a gun is only a single piece of the whole when it comes to self defense. Being aware of your surrounding is a key component.

--Don't be that guy.

Loving VA

I have said it before and I will say again. I love living in Virginia.

It is a great state to live in if you are a gun owner. I love the fact that I can buy even Class III items from a classified ad on the Internet.

We are also the 4th safest state to live in. With all the gun freedom some would like you to think that because I can carry a concealed firearm in church or a bar that gunfights would be breaking out everywhere all the time! Nope. Sorry to disappoint them.

--But what the hell is up with the snow this year!?

Quotes of the Week

A tax-supported, compulsory educational system is the complete model of the totalitarian state.
– Isabel Paterson

Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn't have anything to do with it.
 – Haim Ginott

When you think of the good old days, think one word: dentistry.
 – P. J. O'Rourke

Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.
 – Coretta Scott King

Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it
– Orwell

To shackle future generations, with such monstrous debt and liabilities, is tantamount to selling them into tax slavery.
– Eric Englund

Personal liberty without economic liberty is an absolute contradiction; one cannot exist without the other.
– William E. Simon

In any hour and issue of his life, man is free to think or to evade that effort.
--Ayn Rand 

 Politicians can't create real employment by taxing people and giving the money to others.
--John Stossel

No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.
 – General Douglas MacArthur

Facebook Followup

Well, the big to-do earlier this week regarding Facebook policy turned out to be not so much.

Even though the Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Moms Demand Action groups are claiming victory, what the policy actually says is that Legal Gun Sales on Facebooks is perfectly fine.

They basically are just saying don't do anything against the law. I think they should have a policy against murder with hammers.

--Back to our regular programming...

So it begins...

Virginia: McAuliffe’s First Attempt to Roll Back the Rights of Gun Owners
With only two days left in the 2014 regular legislative session, Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) has made his first attempt to limit the legal use of firearms in Virginia by returning an amendment to House Bill 962 that would further restrict how handguns may be stored in vehicles.  Sponsored by Delegate Ben Cline (R-24), HB 962 would codify an Attorney General opinion from 2012 (see here), and a decision of the Virginia Court of Appeals from last year, Doulgerakis v. Com., 737 S.E.2d 40 (Va. Ct. App. 2013). House Bill 962 has passed in the House of Delegates by a 70 to 27 vote as well as in the Senate by a 27 to 13 vote.
This opinion and decision both found that a handgun in a vehicle doesn’t have to be in a locked compartment in the motor vehicle to fit within a statutory exception to the concealed carry prohibition that allows for a person without a permit to conceal a firearm within a secured compartment or “secured” container within a motor vehicle.  The McAuliffe amendment seeks to contradict the opinion and ruling by forcing drivers to keep firearms in a “locked” container rather than being allowed to secure those firearms in a container without a lock as they have lawfully been doing for years.  What began as a simple clarification bill would be turned into legislation that is worse than current law.
The House of Delegates is expected to vote on this amendment tomorrow.  Please contact your Delegate and respectfully urge him or her to vote against this restrictive amendment.
On a brighter note, as of July 1, hunters in the Commonwealth will finally be permitted to hunt on Sundays on private property with written landowner permission.  House Bill 1237 was signed into law yesterday and its Senate companion, Senate Bill 154, is expected soon to be enacted as well.  Please contact the sponsors of these bills, Delegate Todd Gilbert (R-15) and Senator Phil Puckett (D-38), and thank them for their leadership to expand and protect the Commonwealth's rich hunting heritage and providing greater opportunities to hunt that will strengthen recruitment and retention.
--We didn't have this problem or this much snow, until JayG moved here!!

NRA Annual Meeting 2014

Trying to get organized to go to the annual meeting. I have hotel reservations. I have made arrangements for a media pass. My final step is to find out what the concealed carry regs are in Indianapolis, Indiana.

--Roll call! Who is going!?

Facebook and Guns

The social network has been under pressure from the Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Moms Demand Action groups to ban gun-themed fan pages on the site. (no, I won't link to these asshats)

These groups have discovered the best way to limit your Second Amendment Rights is to limit your First Amendment Rights.

These groups do not want you to discuss safety, the fun of shooting, the benefits of protecting yourself, self defense stories or God forbid allow you to legally purchase a firearm.

This would also include activism. Talking about the recent gun bans and confiscation in Venezuela and Ukraine would be included.

--Liberal Fascism is alive and well.

Gun Free Zones

The Church I attend is debating becoming a Gun Free Zone.

They had a a Town Hall meeting to discuss the issue.

I made my opinions clear:
  • GFZs in no way make us safer.
  • GFZs may in fact advertise a soft target victim zone.
  • Only the honorable, law abiding, citizens will comply.
  • I will resign my membership and withdraw my pledges, if this policy is adopted.
--The measure will be decided next week.