I saw on the Internet today an ABDO concealed carry phone case.

This thing looks like a large cell phone clipped to your belt. You wouldn't look twice at someone walking by with one.

It quickly flips open and allows you access to your .380 or 9mm small compact hand gun. 

I have a P3AT that has a pocket lint problem when I carry it.

This would solve that.

Right now it's available for preorder at $49 but I think I will wait until I handle one to see the quality of the item. I will definitely keep an eye on this product.


I think this vacation has made me change my brand of coffee. 

We switched from Folgers to Chock Full O Nuts, that heavenly coffee, yesterday and it is better. 

The only gun talk around the fire last night was about ammo supplies. .22, .300 subsonic and .44special supplies are all thin and expensive. 


Bourbon and beer supplies are excellent. 

Campfire Talks

One of the people I am camping with has been taking Gunsmithing classes from Hatfields in Manassas. 

We got to talking about triggers last night around the campfire. 

The next item I will be spending money on will be the trigger on my Remington 700. I want it to me as smooth as butter. 

I will take a close look when I get home to decide if I can swap it out myself or need to take it in. 

I want butter...

First Monday of Vacation

I love the first Monday of vacation. It means I don't have to be to work until two weeks from today.

Camp is completely set up and I have coffee made. I have a good book and some strawberry pop tarts.

My 13 W solar panel is keeping my phone charged very easily. We even have an on demand hot water heater for the shower. It runs on propane and will keep showers for about 20 people for two weeks on one tank of propane.

Life is good!

Camp is up

Our camp is completely set up. I've got my book and my Hammock and I've already had my first nap.

First up I'll be reading the grey man changes by Jim Curtis.

Life is good!


I'm on vacation and will be posting to my blog from the road.

As I check my email for the first time today I hear about another shooting in a movie theater. The story says three are dead including the gunman.

For some reason they are not releasing the name of the killer.

Let the dancing in the blood begin…

Cerevo Develops "PSYCHO-PASS" Smart Phone

What could go wrong?

Transformable "DOMINATOR MAXI" smart phone mimics futuristic firearm.

Cerevo is developing a smart phone based on the futuristic Dominator smart-weapons of the PSYCHO-PASS anime. The DOMINATOR MAXI will include LED lights, a camera built into the muzzle, 100 sound clips featuring Noriko Hidaka (the voice of the Dominator weapons system in the PSYCHO-PASS anime), Wifi access, and various other features.

I would not carry this even if I was doing Cosplay at Comiccon for fear that I would hear "DROP IT" and then have to drop it, which would bust the hell out of it..

--It will only cost you about $800 to be this stupid.

Random Monday's

Have some actual gun related content.
Today is the last Monday before my two week vacation. I know that this week is going to drag.

Our house sitter is set up. The cats and plants will survive.

Booze, books and bacon is packed. Naps are planned. Pants will be optional.

I will take those two weeks off from writing as well as work.

I hope it does not rain too much.

It is going to be 97 degrees outside here today in VA. I will need some pool time.

Quotes of the Week

Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others.
– William Allen White

If our freedom is taken, the American dream will wither and die.
– Rand Paul

The American Dream was not about govt's taking huge sums of money (under the label of "taxation") from citizens by force.
– Robert Ringer

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
– Albert Einstein

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
– William Shakespeare

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
– Bob Dylan

He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law.
– Pablo Picasso

If there is no wind, row.
– Latin Proverb

Three More

I got three more of the new PMAGs for my Glock 17.

If these work out I will buy ten more.

I got these locally for $15 each locally.

--Need a range run soon.

Gun Free Zones

The Chattanooga Shooting was in another Gun Free Zone. Proving once again that Gun Free Zones do not offer any magical protection. The asswipe was a product of Radical Islam. I am glad he's dead. Instead of focusing on why this guy was such an an asshole they will call for more gun control.

--I had to remind someone yesterday that the 9/11 attack was Radical Islam, NOT a domestic Right Wing inside job.

Fireworks for weapons training?

What do you think of this idea?

I must say it look like fun. You would need your own land and range because no commercial facility would allow it!

--I would add a few paintball guns with motion senor targeting!

Home Defense

Mossberg 500 Pistol
Someone asked me today what I like for home defense.

I have more of a layered home defense plan in my house.

My Ruger SP101 (my wifes favorite)  is just enough to get me to me Mossberg 500 with the Surefire Tactical light.  The Mossberg is just right to get me to my gun-safe and my Armalight AR10.

The Mossberg 500 is a great piece of ass kicking but it is too much for my wife to use (more than one shot anyway). If you have selected one of these, you need to make sure you practice with it.

--This guy will punch you in the face if you use it wrong.

Quotes of the Week

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!”
— Benjamin Franklin

“I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”
— George Mason

“No free government was ever founded, or ever preserved its liberty, without uniting the characters of the citizen and soldier in those destined for the defense of the state…such area well-regulated militia, composed of the freeholders, citizen and husbandman, who take up arms to preserve their property, as individuals, and their rights as freemen.”
— Richard Henry Lee

“What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.”
— Thomas Jefferson

“A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent on others for essential, particularly for military, supplies.”
— George Washington

“An armed person is a citizen, and unarmed person is a subject”
— Allen B. 

Book Signing Today

Today Saturday July 11th, at Noon, I will be at Prospero's Books to sign books and talk about the Solstice 31 Saga. Come on down to buy a book and get it signed! If you have a book already come on down and I will sign it!
Or just come down to point and laugh or talk about the story, the process or anything at all. I might even give a few hints of things to come...

--See you there!

Happy Friday: Safety Tips

There are several things that are problems with the image to the right. I feel I must address them:
  • Never take off your eye protection at the range while on the firing line!
  • Muzzle should always point down range not at the guy in the next lane over.
  • Yes, she shot the werewolf, but the bullet went clean through and into the hostages arm behind it. Resulting in blood exchange and making the hostage into a werewolf.
  • Never use your silver bullets for target shooting.
  • Last but not least, that shirt is a serious hot brass catcher.
--Good trigger discipline though...

Whataburger on Open Carry

Here is a link to the official statement from Whataburger on Open Carry.

I believe this statement is well stated, clear and reasonable.

Besides, Their bacon cheeseburgers are all kind of excellent.

We as the armed community need to understand that it is important not to scare the sheep.

--It is their right to wander life not prepared for the worse. Don't rile them up.


It seems like every shooter I know has a drawer full of holsters. A ton of them in fact, that they no longer use.

I was sorting through my holster box last weekend. I had no idea I so many.

Most notable items are the holsters I have the are for guns I no longer own.

There are even holsters in there I have never worn. What a waste. The lesson from my holster box is mostly don't buy cheap holsters.

--TBolt, need some 1911 mag holders?

I Don't Mind This Monday

I took a vacation day today. As I type this I am sitting in my favorite chair and drinking excellent coffee.

I spent the weekend working on my second novel: The Broken Cage in advance of approaching deadlines!

Next Saturday July 11th, at Noon, I will be at Prospero's Books to sign books and talk about the Solstice 31 Saga. Come on down to buy a book and get it signed! If you have a book already come on down and I will sign it!

Or just come down and talk about the story, the process or anything at all. I might even give a few hints of things to come...

--See you there!

Quotes of the Week

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
– Theodore Roosevelt

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing.
– Mark Twain

The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd.
– Alan Ashley-Pitt

Unnecessary laws are not good laws, but traps for money.
– Thomas Hobbes

Wait... You mean Maryland is a real place? I thought people were just messing with me.
--Larry Correia

Gunman Killed Trying to Rob Ex-Reporters

I remember Lynne Russell from the Headline News Network.

She and her husband were recently in a gun fight with an assailant.

Both Lynne and her husband Chuck de Caro are concealed carry permit holders.

Chuck was shot three times before killing the villain.

Click on the image to the right for more information.

--Get well fast, Chuck. 

Well Done

It turns out the vid I posted on Tuesday wasn't real. This video is the behind the scenes vid. They are going to make a Zombie film! Too funny. When my wife watched the vid on Tuesday she immediately said, "That's fake. The camera fell in the perfect spot. Fake."

-- My statements about safety still stand!