Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sweet 6.8 news

Finally. Federal is advertising their 6.8 line. It will be in the American Eagle line first.

Hmmm, nice bonus

Midway has free shipping on optics, ends tonight. So, I put one in the cart and did the usual hunt to round the order up. I use discount codes to cover the shipping. Box of bullets, etc. Boring stuff. Went to checkout. Free shipping on the whole order. BRB, case of bullets into cart. Still free shipping. Did not try primers. I doubt the hazmat fee can be canceled :)

Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Brown Truck will have something for me soon

Hopefully it isn't just the minor part I ordered with the upper......

 I thought about doing a series of pics detailing the build, but I had it together before I remembered the camera.
Poor lower looks all sad and lonely. Maybe I'll take pics of the headspace checks. That reminds me, I need to start soaking the BCG in lube....

Oh, I plan to make the curtains match the drapes on this one. Without spray paint. Just can't decide on what stock to choose. There are too many choices within a few dollars of each other.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Methinks Fox put the wrong feed on delay

From the clip of the car chase ending in a suicide today. Unless the version I saw was doctored. Search for it yourself. Not the stupidest thing I've seen on TV.

British Fascists Let Flag Fly High

ZOMG! Letting these people get away with defending themselves will cause more people to defend themselves!* Do the criminals have a union over there paying these scum off?  At least the mask is off over there. The criminals have more right to your life and property than you. Sucks when you are a subject, not a citizen.

Of course, the troll types will lie to your face about every case where the defenders receive more jail time than the criminals. "In this case, x happened. That one, y" Guess what, if the criminal was not on their property, they would not have gotten shot. Any politician or judge pulling shit like that needs tarred and feathered. Of course, isn't that an American thing?

*Maybe that is what all the PSH about "wild west gunfights" is about. The anti-gun crowd really does equate self defense with crime, simply because they do not actually care about people. Only controlling them.

H/T to Miguel.

Crap roundup

The guy who made the video that had nothing to do with the terrorist attack in Libya was officially arrested. For using a fake name. Yay, our long national nightmare is over. Praise be to Allah and shit. BRB, bacon.

Matt Damon's anti-fracking movie is financed by people with a vested interest. No, not environmentalists- they live on the government teat. In fact, the movie had to be rewritten because it turns out most of the anti-fracking people are crooked. The funny part is that the movie partially financed by the royal family of the UAE.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Simon Conway interviews Emily Miller

He was filling in for Andy Dean yesterday. I'm not sure what time it was, this is the link to the first hour. I think she is in the third hour here.

Hard to find audio from my phone. I can't listen to the Squirrel Report live at all.

Ugly gun porn

Hey, I may own an AR, that doesn't mean it has to be tacti-cool. More like tacti-WTF, and I built the damn things.

Yep, that is a zip tie. Didn't have one in FDE. Lower 1/3 co-witness.

This abortion is 1/2 of a leftover hand guard my local gun shop had laying in the corner. I think it is one of these. I abused it until it sort of matched the top half, then forced the Magpul AFG on.

Fauxcahontas was practicing law in MA Update

Again, at Legal Insurrection. You would think the lawyer's union guild Bar Association would be more worried about this.

Update: another post. Looking more and more like Elizabeth Warren was practicing law.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Okay Censors

Your glorious leader* has finally admitted it was terrorism, not the video, that killed the ambassador in Libya. Double down against the 1st Amendment is my guess for their next play.
It amazes me the number of college professors that hate free speech. Wait, no it doesn't. Not at all. They are used to getting toady like responses from groveling students wanting a passing grade. It is pathetic when they write an opinion piece deriding someone else's speech and calling for the government to 'do something.'

*Isn't that Hilary's title? Dear leader would be 0bama.

I don't know why I'm pimping this

I don't get any money from it, and they seem to have sales once a month. Palmetto State Armory has lpks etc on sale again. My lpk and stock kit finally showed, slapped it together, but have not shot it yet. Now if they would just build and ship my upper from the last sale they had last month...

Aw, look, another planted article for the election

In Reuters, naturally. Some load of crap about how a carbon tax could magically halve the deficit. Of course, using their math, it would raise 144 billion per year, 10 years from now. The current deficit is 1200 billion. LOL at fake math. This article is just a plant to give someone a talking point in the future. They even manage to confuse the deficit with the debt. Why do they even need the tax? Between the crap economy and low natural gas price, carbon emissions are at a 20 year low.

Love the twenty year plus setup of false science to attempt to control people through taxation. I can't decide if it was incompetent science trying to justify free money with ever increasing bullshit, or statists wishing for increased control and latching onto a fringe idea, pushing it mainstream. Most likely both.

Ames Iowa About to find out what Preemption Means

Some pissant in Ames (college town) whined enough to get the city council to try to pass a ban on home sales of firearms. Little problem. They can't legally do that. Of course, with the anti-gun Attorney General we they keep electing in this state, it will fall to the governor to fix it.

We need the RKBA amendment in Iowa now. Republicans may be wishy-washy, but the Democrats voted damn near lock step against it.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I feel a post coming on

About the absolutely in-fucking-sane school lunch rules. I'm feeling too damned sick to look up all the bull crap right now.
Different topic- I notice when regular media writers and/or activists mascarading as journalists (but I repeat myself) blog, they refer to a solitary post as a 'blog' as opposed to a 'post,' when all they have is basically a weekly or even irregular posting schedule, usually based on the propaganda story of the moment.


This is actually about BBQ. Or, more importantly, pulled pork. The last 3 weeks I've been trying different pulled pork or chicken abominations recipes.  Some have been better than others. In fact, last weeks chicken would have made a fine chili with just a bit of tomato and a slight reduction in vinegar. This week, it was:

2 lbs boneless pork rib
1/2 lb bacon for flavor
2 pineapple kiddie size cups- my son won't eat them, to I used them to line the bottom of the crock pot
1 cup Stubbs Bourbon Hickory BBQ sauce
1 packet Lipton mushroom+onion soup powder
Brown sugar
Chili 9000

I put the pineapple in the bottom of the crock pot, put the pork on top of that. Mixed the BBQ sauce and soup, poured it on top of the ribs. Layered the bacon to cover the BBQ sauce mix, then covered that with brown sugar and topped with Chili 9000. 10 - 11 hours on low. Do what you want with the bacon- I ate it to get to the pork ;) Most of the pineapple was discarded, the rest mixed with the juice to cover the pulled pork.

Dork is I

Why? I don't have a 3D TV. Same price as Bluray.

I like this guys work

I don't know were this guy falls on the political scale, but I like his work. I don't have the balls nor creativity to pull something off like this. The fact that he is doing it in NYC and pissing off mayor Bloomberg just makes it totally over the top awesome.

H/t to Sipsey Street Irregulars.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Cut off your nuts and live longer?

Give me a break. The article claims eunichs in fuedal crap hole Korea outlived the ordinary male by 14 to 19 years. Less testosterone was theorized to make the difference. (Because !nuts) It goes on to say the eunichs were allowed to be servants the the rich and royalty. Wait, so they didn't have to work the fields or fight wars? Well I'm kinda thinking something else might account for the discrepancy in longevity.

Bishop gets life

For her faculty shootings back in 2010. She pled guilty a few weeks ago, and was sentenced today. Screw the media and the attempts to link her to the TEA Party and or the NRA.
Now why do they keep playing reindeer games with the Ft Hood terrorist? Trying to push that one off until after the election. Be funny if Zimmerman made the news soon.

Fixed stupid auto correct mistake.

Fake Indian also a Fake Lawyer

Legally, that is. Apparently, Elizabeth Warren, D, Cherokee, never bothered to get licensed in Massachusetts. She took on cases and gave out legal advise in Mass. while not licensed. Guess having a white collar criminal run for office is par for the course up there, and better than the previous guy who had the only confirmed kill in the war on women. (Credit to David Burge for that one.)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

I think I found my new desktop background

Interesting article on the gun culture 2.0. I'll just share my day today. Went out for breakfast with Ace and one of his friends (and family) who builds ARs as a hobby, and owns a knife store. The only one of 5 unarmed at our table was the 3 year old. Ace and I span Gen X, his friend and spouse are very late gen X/ early Gen Y.

Snooki edition

Shopping at the fun show, saw this DPMS. Also, tried to get Ace to buy an M&P  15 sport. Because when he gets bored with it, I would buy it.... Either that or buy a striped lower from, oh, this guy.
Picked up frog lube, powder, bolt carrier, brass and some cheap bullets in 223.

Off to the fun show

Of course, my new obsession is to find a decent BCG or even a stripped carrier. Like that will happen at a local show. I've found a few online. BCM is high on my usual suspects list. Should just order a couple of their carriers with keys attached and wait for them. But, who knows how long that wait will be.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Surprise while cleaning my rifle

Actually, surprise while inspecting a rifle.

I'm not sure how long the gas ring has been like this. Worked fine. Last time I had it apart was June, I've run 150 or so through it since then. This is out of the SOTA 6.8 upper. I think I need some decent bolt carriers. Glad I have spare gas rings. Also glad I don't depend on this thing for a living.

What is in the bottom of my range bag?

I have no clue where the 10 mm came from.

I don't have anything in 50AE, just brass I found. Same with the 30 carbine. A few pieces for my collection.

While I was cleaning out and organizing the range bag, I mixed up 2 quarts of Mobil 1 ATF and 5w20 synthetic oil, with a little Marvel Mystery air tool oil added on top. I like how the AR's have been running on what little I made last time. This much should last years.

So full of win

That or I've just had some crappy cigars lately. No, I didn't buy the whole box. The local store gives you the box if you buy the last cigars in it. Will buy more.
Pictured next to my current cheapo favorite.

What is on my desktop

Depends on the PC.

Yep, lots of stupid icons I never use.

Desktop PC (a) and (b) now have random Windows stock photos or nothing, because kids and pics of half naked bikini clad chicks don't mix.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Well, that was either a grand idea or an epic cluster.....

Told my wife about the meme apps. Now, instead of texts, we trade pics back and forth.....

Must not click buy

300 BLK barrel. Damn it, I already have an oddball chambering that needs weird bullets and spendy brass. Although, there is almost plinking priced ammo, locally even. But I can't suppress it because Iowa is an only ones state. But 300 does use standard mags and bolts....

Also, excellent name for a webshow.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

They will take your gun away and kill you with it

The good news, it was a criminal getting his gun taken away. From the sounds of it, the corpse had a hell of a record, too. No word on if the DC zampolitz will charge the victim with unlawful possession of a firearm.

Now I'm just being weird

What is wrong with this picture?

Straight from The Won's website:

I LOLed!
 Maybe he is black, and I just have a crappy monitor.

Squirrel 2

If you are wondering, SQUIRREL!
And just because:

Like Christmas that doesn't come

Grrr, ordering parts from Palmetto State Armory. Perpetually in "processing order" mode. :( The worst part is that I screwed up something on my zip code, and just noticed it this week. They sent me an e-mail saying it was fixed. Hopefully that doesn't move me to the back of the line. I understand upper wait times, but not a second, minor parts order.

Now, if you post on their "where is my friggin order post" on, suddenly your two week old order starts getting acted on. Good to know.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pirate day finale

Arrrgh, not me best.

So, someone in France does still have a pair

Of course, this will be a setup for more apologies and "understanding." So far, the French government isn't arresting the editor of the magazine. Even on a technicality. Strange, even the socialists in France seem to be sick of the Muslim issues. I swear, our apologists are just looking for someone to surrender to. Unless they are Republicans or TEA Party members.

I'm from the government, and I'm here to help

Well, it is talk like a pirate day.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Nice- Libyan Ambassador had Unarmed Guards

What were they going to do, hold hands with the attackers? Guess in Britain even the mercs are unarmed. What kind of hippie hired unarmed security in Libya of all places? Oh, that's right.....the same party disarms our servicemen and calls their deaths workplace violence. (Ft. Hood)

Terry Jones Arrest Warrant in Egypt

Not the USA, strangely.
I will have to fix this in post ;) but for now this comment at Ace of Spades damn near made me wash iced tea off my phone. #16

United States of Bacon to Film in Des Moines Wednesday

At Zombie Burger, no less! 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Heh, I could be on TV! Hmm, what to wear?????

Media Matters is an offical arm of the DOJ

Confirmed, if it matters. Gee, another fake government watchdog group. How convenient. Funny how much was going on behind the scenes of the Fast and Furious coverup for a bunch (The DOJ) who claimed to know nothing.

Phobia? This just occurred to me.

To whom does the term Islamaphobic apply? To someone like me who is railing against arresting people for probation violations making a movie? Or to someone who thinks so little of an entire culture that they are afraid one word or deed will bring the wrath of untold hordes down upon all of us? Especially when said apologist goes out of their way to blame it on only on a "fringe sect" within a religion. They can disguise it a respect for another culture, but it comes down to fear- fear of retaliation.

What movie caused 9/11/01?

Monday, September 17, 2012

Rumor: blind shiek to be returned?

What in the holy hell is this, kill an American, win a prize month? Between the pathetic scapegoat they have now (ohs noes, we can't defend someone convinced of fraud once. /but no one was left to speak for me) and the hilarious doublespeak coming out of the administration over the weekend, this would not surprise me in he least. ( yes, the Libyans want to put a positive spin on their country, but the videos do jibe more with them than with our horse shit appeasement strategy) That is all I've got, I'll go grumble in the corner for awhile.

Amy Bishop pleads guilty

Good. Sick, twisted individual there. You know, one of those TEA Party types. Oh, wait, she was an 0bama supporter. That is why her story dropped off the radar. Didn't fit the narrative.

CSGV latest screed for Constitution Day

Fisk time! Josh Horwitz of the Coalition to Stop (only) Gun Violence has a new post on his Huffington Post blog.

National Rifle Association (NRA) board member and aged rocker Ted Nugent made national headlines in April when his threats against President Obama and Democrats earned him a visit from the Secret Service. But he has taken recently to uttering another mantra that is equally disturbing and revealing. At a concert in Forth Worth on August 25, Nugent told the crowd, "The whole world sucks. America sucks less." It was at least the fourth time in the last year he's publicly shared this derogatory opinion about the United States.

So, Josh thinks America sucks more. Good to know.

Nugent's remarks got me thinking about a seldom discussed but critical aspect of the modern pro-gun movement: Its total lack of faith in the system of government established by our Founders in the U.S. Constitution. It is that profound lack of faith -- more than anything -- that is responsible for the insurrectionist ideology ("Second Amendment remedies") that fuels the movement.
More like lack of faith in the people who populate said government. Power hungry fools from both sides of the aisle seem to be attracted to the authority government provides.

Pro-gun leaders like NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre would have us believe that "the guys with the guns make the rules" in our democracy.[Hell, even the Department of Education has a SWAT team.] But nothing could be further from the truth. In reality, our Founders ratified the Constitution to obviate the need for political violence. The very first line of the document reads as follows: "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." The Founders were telling the world that this brilliant new system of government -- this social compact -- would secure individual rights on a scale previously unknown in the civilized world. They protected liberty not by creating a libertarian society where every citizen was in it solely for himself, but by establishing a strong, energetic government and stressing civic responsibility.

And the states required  amendments before agreeing to ratify the Constitution. Why? Because they had just fought a war against a petty tyrant and wanted to limit the power of the newly formed Republic.

In the face of this history and the plain terms of the Constitution itself, it is amazing to see modern insurrectionists like Judge Roy Moore, the controversial former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice, write things like, "Liberty and freedom are gifts of God, and not the government. The means by which we secure those gifts are ultimately in the hands and the 'arms' of the people." It's as if Moore is totally unaware of all the robust protections for individual rights spelled out in the Constitution and Bill of Rights. [As does Horowitz]The idea of liberty may be a "gift of God," but the Framers knew it could only be safeguarded if a robust government was in place to arbitrate private disputes and guarantee that each citizen has an equal voice in the affairs of the nation. Furthermore, what spurred the drafting of the Constitution was a fear that "licentiousness" -- freedom taken to excess -- was the greatest threat to individual liberty!

He said God! Doesn't he know we all BELONG to the government. The government needs robust limits on what it can do.

Nonetheless, Moore is far from alone in his belief that only private violence can be trusted to "secure the Blessings of Liberty." At the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Wayne LaPierre told those in attendance:
Their laws don't work, their lies don't ring true ... Government has failed us with our money and our financial institutions. It has failed in running our post offices and trains. It has failed in enforcing our immigration laws, our drug laws, and our laws against violent criminals with guns. Heck, they can barely get the snow plowed ... By its lies and laws and lack of enforcement, government policies are getting us killed and imprisoning us in a society of terrifying violence.
In LaPierre's world, it's as if the U.S. government never fostered the most powerful economy in the world, or put Neil Armstrong on the moon, or won two world wars, or built a national system of highways, or prevented generations of senior citizens from living out their final years in poverty, etc., etc. And the system of justice spelled out in the Constitution? The NRA has completely given up on it. Bill of Rights protections? Worthless. The courts? Can't trust 'em. In Personal Firepower We Trust.

That flag he is wearing is wrapped pretty tight.

Perhaps most disturbing are the endless attempts to conflate our constitutional republic with some of the most brutal and inhumane dictatorships in human history (try Googling "gun control Hitler" sometime). Recently, when my organization, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, asked National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) General Counsel Larry Keane if he felt that individual Americans had a right to shoot and kill government officials in response to what they personally perceived as "tyranny," Keane tweeted back at us plaintively, "Just like the Jews in the ghettos of Warsaw? The South Sudanese? Kurds? The American colonists?"

Boy, he really doesn't like the fact that gun control is the preferred tool of fascist dictators worldwide. Every time genocide occurs, it is preceded by taking away the means of defense from the victims.

Keane makes an important, but unintended, point. Countries that kill their own citizens are not democracies. As political scientist R.J. Rummel noted in his 1997 book, Power Kills: Democracy as a Method of Nonviolence, nations with strong democratic institutions do not murder their own citizens. A more recent study by Christian Davenport and David A. Armstrong II examined this conclusion statistically and found, "Democratic political systems have been found to decrease political bans, censorship, torture, disappearances and mass killing, doing so in a linear fashion across diverse measurements, methodologies, time periods, countries, and contexts." Well-developed democracies are the most effective means of preventing public and private violence, and the U.S. Constitution -- to this day -- remains the template for free societies.

How does he breathe with the flag tied that tightly? I'm getting concerned here.

Last year, the NRA criticized a blog I had written here at the Huffington Post in a column in their flagship magazine, America's 1st Freedom ("Fear and Loathing Post Tucson," May 2011). For believing in the system of government established by the Constitution, I was compared to Timothy Treadwell, who was killed by a grizzly bear after spending 13 summers around these creatures in Alaska. "Horwitz' fantasy that government can and will safeguard us from the brutal excesses of the state of nature reminds me of another individual who thought the designs of man -- in this case not the constructs of government, but the human values of compassion and fraternity -- could keep the brutality of the world at bay," wrote NRA editor Blaine Smith.

Not sure about that comparison to the bear chow guy. Is Horowitz out on the streets, taking guns away from gang members personally? Or is he just advocating the government do it for him? Wait, he is more concerned with legally owned guns.

Except it wasn't my fantasy that the "constructs of government... could keep the brutality of the world at bay." It was the fantasy of our Founders who traveled to Philadelphia in May of 1787 to correct the deficiencies in the Articles of Confederation and establish a new system of government that could "insure domestic tranquility" and "secure the Blessings of Liberty." And while the NRA and the pro-gun movement might have absolutely no faith in their wisdom and foresight, most Americans still do.
 That is one was to celebrate Constitution day- wrap yourself in the very thing you find in the way the other 364 days of the year. He did mention the Bill of Rights once, but almost by accident. In a way that seemed to defend violent criminals with guns.

Why invite the head of the Chicago PD to speak about reducing homicides?

 Garry McCarthy, head of the Chicago PD, is invited to speak at the International Association of Chiefs of Police convention in San Diego this year. About preventing homicides and gun violence. What is he there for, to ask the other police chiefs what their miracle cure is?

The red circled event sounds like fun. Though not the most annoying thing on the schedule. Dealing with Occupy Groups rates series of meetings. Social media and cyberbullies get several. These sound fun too:

One Team One Fight: Military and Civilian Law Enforcement Confronting Crime Facing The Nation and How Both Types of Law Enforcement Can Share Information and Work Together More Effectively.

Hope it is just about crimes committed by those in the military.

Best Practices for Mobile Device Extraction.

A warrant would be nice. Unless we are talking about from a cavity, then calling a doctor would help.

UCR Rape Statistics Will Increase Significantly: Preparing to Properly Clear and Report Cases and Explain the Stats to Your Community.

Uh, oh. Rape Rape and Rape are classified as the same thing now. Maybe Aiken from Missouri can help out.

Surveilling First Amendment Activities from Drones to Exclusion Zones

Well, that sounds like fun.

How to Prepare an Application to the FAA for Operating an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) in Law Enforcement

Hey, I'm sensing a pattern here.

Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS): Integrating sUAS Technology into American Law Enforcement Operations

I can't quite put my finger on it......

Chief, You're Under Fire - From the Media

Well, duh.

"Say What!?" A Review of Recent United States Supreme Court Fifth Amendment Self-Incrimination Case Law


The Truth about Red Light Cameras: Experiences of Existing Users Impacting Community Traffic Safety and Officer Safety

It's all about the money, money, money....

CeaseFire Chicago: A Public Health Approach to a Public Safety Problem

Yep, because that is working so well.

Investigating and Preventing Gun Violence in Our Communities: Taking A Collaborative Approach to Ensure that Every Crime Gun's Story is Heard

How about talking about the criminals behind the trigger? Or focusing on the guns that stop crime.

Meet the Bloggers

Somehow I don't think Dectective Shaved Longcock or SCC will be there.....

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Last Resort: Cautiously Optimistic

Watched the first episode online early. Don't know how long the video will be up, but here it is.

I'm sure the usual suspects will be the bad guys. I don't know how long it will last, but I would like to see just where they are going with it. Being produced and written by Shawn Ryan of The Shield, it might hold up for a little while.

We are winning on one front

Picture is from the Sunday Walmart circular. Funny, Altoona has those in stock.

Good memes of the Inquisition

All from here.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

I can't beat this dead horse enough.

Glad I am not the only one. Nothing like sending the local crew out to pick up the filmmaker scapegoat, for the crime of posting something on Youtube in violation of his probation. Because there is no other crime.

What the hell are are we doing hauling people off at midnight? The Libya assassinations had jack to do with the grade F movie, and the Islamists are laughing their asses off at us eating our own rights.

Felt the urge yesterday

To run my poor, neglected 16" AR. All my reloads ran fine in it and in the 11.5. Put around 200 downrange. It now wears a MOE grip. Think I like the feel better than the MOE+ on the 6.8. Did not have them side by side to compare. Maybe next time.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Bacon for breakfast, suck it Justice Department

Also, pork ribs for lunch. 10 hours in a crock pot, with some onions, garlic, pepper, and BBQ sauce.

Oh, and if they want to come arrest me for being fat, I've lost 45 lbs eating like this every day. Would Michelle Obama like to know the secret to my success? Ignore fat. Low carbs*. My BMI is now normal (24.3) even though I think that BMI is a load of crap.

Below are the boneless ribs (bought on sale!)
One onion, about 1/2 bottle Cookies BBQ- sweet hickory flavor(Read the ingredients), 3 lbs pork rubbed with garlic salt, pepper, some Cookies flavor enhancer. And honey on the top of each piece of pork. 10 hours on low.
Little home assembled coleslaw (lazy) and yay! Lunch!

*The difference between me and nanny fascists like Bloomberg- He forces people to not eat sugar at the government end of the barrel of a gun.

Great, x threats called in to Universities in America

Let me guess, in response to all the threats being called in at all the universities right now, the Justice department will rush in to arrest as many critics of Islam as they can to appease the dirt bags. Can't help but think these are a diversion, just based on previous tactics used by the Religion of Peace. Scary times, people.

Defensive Gun Use in New Jersey

A rarity- a New Jersey permit holder! Goblin came in with a gun demanding Oxy, etc, and chased the pharmacist through the store. The pharmacist is/was an Army Major, and had his own gun:

Police say the pharmacist, identified as Dr. John Agyemang, distracted the suspect by telling him there was someone entering the store. While the suspect turned around, Agyemang ran to the back of the store and got his gun, according to police.
The suspect fled the store, with the pharmacist chasing after him. Authorities say Agyemang fired at least five shots at the suspect outside the pharmacy

The only 2 things I can fault. One, off body carry. Two, shooting outside the store at a fleeing suspect. Strangely, the New Jersey cops were cool with it, at least according to the video. Now, if it turns out the Goblin was firing back, fault point two is invalidated.

I wish there was better video. What little I have seen of the suspect, he's a dude dressed in drag to disguise himself from the camera. I seem to remember a little song that would go perfectly with a criminal running away.....

I hate Pennsylvania Zombies

They are as bad as Illinois Nazis, or Islamo-fascist Justice Departments*. Just the headline on Drudge is enough to give you the willies:

COPS: Naked, Bloody Man Gnawed On Woman's Head During Wild Neighborhood Rampage...

The above was after he jumped out of a second floor window.

Are we sure these bath salts or whatever really aren't the first signs of the Zompocalypse?

*Not letting that go.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Guess the government is against free speech

Throw in the towel. The FBI is after the financiers of the cheesy movie that the fake uprisings are about. The justice department is run by criminals. Might as well start posting unicorn fart videos and stuff.

Added: Maybe they should just read drudge. Hint to Holder: embassy attack was in response to a drone strike. No crime committed.

Fixed title. Fone was for auto correct before it was against it.

BBQ at the Embassy

The Adventures of Roberta X: World Peace Though Flamethrowers; Rioting Over A Jack Chick Tract

She and the commentors have the right idea. I do like the bacon enriched napalm idea myself. Wish I had thought of it.

Especially with all of the reports of the Marines being ammo free (A Clinton, ordering soldiers disarmed. Never happen. /sarc) and some of more disgusting reports of what happened in Libya.

Gun shop stories

One of the bed wetters from the Obama shop stopped in to Rhine last week. He was asking questions about where to advertise, etc. Then he noticed the SCAR in 308 on the wall.

"What is THAT. What do you use that for?"


I do have to say, for all the talk of Mosins drying up, I've been finding better and better samples when I do find them. Not all beat to hell like some of the Chinese m44's that are out there.

I stand with the subjects of New York City

Yeah, straight off of wackypedia.
We don't even have 7-11's near me.

I'd call them citizens, but Bloomberg keeps getting elected by someone.

Rights all too willing to be thrown under the bus

Remember who spoke out the loudest to throw our rights under the bus, as it comes out that the fake Egypt "anger" was planned as a diversion, to distract from the very real attack in Libya. Funny, a large portion of those wanting to cut our rights to speech and enforce Sharia in this country are using the same arguments made FOR gun control. Yeah, I get to go there- not the most inflammatory thing I've ever said here. The ever popular  '"We need [x] regulated because someone might be offended by [x]" is the argument for gun control, with x=guns instead of x=speech.

So, as more "spontaneous" demonstrations appear, will other very real attacks happen? I'd be surprised if the didn't. I'd guess a European one, just because that would appear all the more 'shocking' to the anti-rights people.

added: Guess I need to read the news before writing a post; the consulate in was Berlin evacuated.

Aw, here's another it's all Romney's fault column. TL,DR=Because Romney is for free speech, he is against it. It's really pissing me off that I have to agree with Romney here, folks. Or maybe I am knee jerking against a dipshit at Slate who doesn't get how hard the Muslims have played his ass.

Oh, and the Prof from U Penn that loves her some fascism is still on the case, now in USA Today. TL;DR= Because someone died this time, arrest them for making the movie. Again, PLAYED. And she is a religious studies professor? Guess she really doesn't get how Islam works in practice, vs the real world.

If there is anyone who values free speech, it is a tenured professor!
So why did I tweet that Bacile should be in jail? The "free speech" in Bacile's film is not about expressing a personal opinion about Islam. It denigrates the religion by depicting the faith's founder in several ludicrous and historically inaccurate scenes to incite and inflame viewers.

Ma'am, I see crap on TV every damn day that denigrates my beliefs. Nobody gets arrested for it. Because they shouldn't be held to my standards, however low or high those may be. Go protest the damn movie all you want. Stop trying to make the government your enforcer.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

First Amendment Under Attack

Now I'm getting good and pissed off. I mentioned it in a previous post, but want to repeat it here. Fascist morons who want the government to prosecute people for what they say about one religion are in fact making the offended religion the state religion.

Now, if the media and government employees* can stop worrying about what some Coptic Christians and Terry Jones did (nothing illegal) and notice that killing an Ambassador is a pretty serious deal. It looks like all Jones did was meet with the filmmakers once. Shit, it's a trifecta! Freedom of association attacked, too.

 It doesn't take a rocket surgeon to figure out the "Muslim Outrage" is just a cover for standard terrorism. Just that the criminals who enjoy taking rights away have no problem assigning blame to their favorite "hate" groups. In this case, anyone who isn't involved with Islam.]

*Wonder if she was tweeting from government owned equipment. In some states, that is grounds for termination.

Grumble, nice thing to say about Romney, Grumble

PJ Tattler:

[Totally objective, LOL] reporter:

REPORTER: if you had known last night that the ambassador had died, i’m gathering you did not know. [T]hat came later. if you had known that the ambassador had died.


ROMNEY: i’m not going to take hypothetical what would have been known when and so forth. we responded last night in the events that happened in egypt.

So what does WHO died have to do with regret for Romney's statement? The fact that it was the Ambassador, and not flunky Bob who copies stuff on Tueday night, kinda proves we are screwed up overseas.
What Romney actually released:

“America will not tolerate attacks against our citizens and against our embassies. We will defend also our constitutional rights of speech and assembly and religion. We have confidence in our cause in America. We respect our Constitution. We stand for the principles our Constitution protects. We encourage other nations to understand and respect the principles of our Constitution because we recognize that these principles are the ultimate source of freedom for individuals around the world.
“I also believe the Administration was wrong to stand by a statement sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in Egypt instead of condemning their actions. It's never too early for the United States Government to condemn attacks on Americans, and to defend our values. The White House distanced itself last night from the statement, saying it wasn't ‘cleared by Washington.’ That reflects the mixed signals they’re sending to the world.
“The attacks in Libya and Egypt underscore that the world remains a dangerous place and that American leadership is still sorely needed. In the face of this violence, America cannot shrink from the responsibility to lead. American leadership is necessary to ensure that events in the region don’t spin out of control. We cannot hesitate to use our influence in the region to support those who share our values and our interests. Over the last several years, we have stood witness to an Arab Spring that presents an opportunity for a more peaceful and prosperous region, but also poses the potential for peril, if the forces of extremism and violence are allowed to control the course of events.
“We must strive to ensure that the Arab Spring does not become an Arab Winter.”

Remember, this was when the White House was condemning the freedom of speech in this country, and essentially making Islam a state religion here*, because some loser 2000 miles away might get upset over something. Obama was scrambling to cover his ass, when all he wanted to do was see himself on Letterman last night. The government started walking back the anti-American statements as soon as Romney's statement was released.

In the meantime, listed here are the questions and answers reporters asked Obama today:
Yep, that's all of them. Did I leave any out?

*Way to violate the First Amendment twice in one statement.

Bacon for breakfast, suck it State Department

Am I allowed to eat bacon, after all, that offends a single Muslim somewhere? My wife left the house without a burlap sack on from head to toe. Isn't that a stoning offense in Sharia law?

The proper response is, "The Unites States of America is sorry we had to shoot dead all the idiots attacking our Embassy in Egypt, and attempting to kill our people in Libya. And we will do it next time, too. K THX BYE."

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

SHTF and Obama is busy with Letterman?

Give me a fucking break. Answer the phone, your day job is on line 1, mister foreign policy president.

Phone meme ap

Did not say they would be funny, or good.

I see not all of the teachers are picketting

Some seem to be online, spamming websites with their cases. Somehow, in a Democrat controlled city, in a Democrat controlled state, the Republicans seem to be at fault for all of it. One comment: ZOMG RAHMBO is to the right of the Republicans on this school issue!!11!one!!*

One thing is for sure: The students are not getting any worse an education by not having teachers there. 58% graduation rate? Why bother?

One thing I've noticed, much of the partisan Chicago media seems to side with the mayor. Interesting. Trying to curry favor, I'd wager. Usually, journalists have never met a strike they didn't like. Or the whole thing is just political theater to set Obama up as some kind of mediator. I don't know if I subscribe to that theory, myself.

*Okay, I rewrote that slightly.

11 years

Best I can still say is remember 9/11.

I get a phone call yesterday

My son got in trouble after school. He bit one of the kids in daycare. Now, when he was younger, he did bite, never broke the skin. I thought he had grown out of it. So did my wife. So she asked him:

"Why did you bite your friend?"

Son: "We were playing zombies. I wanted her to be a zombie with me, so I bit her like zombies do."


I don't know where he hears about zombies from.....
At least he is a stickler for realism.

Monday, September 10, 2012

It sucks when your media monopoly implodes around you

Some whiner at Slate bellyaches about the ability of new media to report what actually happens. Reads more like, "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!" Funny, now CNN is a conservative new media outlet, too. Because they covered booing God and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz's bumbling statements about it. How dare people fact check Democrats, or even dare to repeat their statements! That is deviating from the official party line given to us by The Won!

That was strange

I came back from the range with 2 more Fiocchi .223 cases than I shot. Haven't quite figured that one out. All the cases are prepped, loaded with either Remington or Hornaday 55 grain FMJ. 25 grains of Win748 and CCI450 primers, just like I have been using before.

The Fiocchi cases didn't require a lot of force in resizing. Flash holes are mostly off center. Primers didn't seem to be crimped very hard, or at all. New primers slid in firmly, but smoothly. Unlike the '10' marked Lake City brass that seems to be impossible to remove the crimp on without a power tool. Even then I feel like I am destroying the stuff. And I found some PSD brass that I just threw out. That stuff is not worth my time to fight. I need to stock up on the Remington brass. It seems easy to reload without the pain the ass work the other brands require. Planning to get some dedicated brass for hunting rounds, and leave the plinking stuff for practice.

"Did that dumbass say he might hunt with an 11.5" gun?"

Maybe. Why not? Nosler 60 grain are good down to 1600 FPS. It seems accurate. Lighter bullets might be good for squirrel. Though I'm afraid all I will find are bits and pieces. Coyotes. I'm also thinking longer barreled upper for prairie dogs and the like in the future.

Weak ammo

Shot a few through the M&P 9 yesterday. From the Winchester white box 115 grain crap sold at Wallyworld. The gun locked back maybe two times on empty mags. The empties barely fell out of the gun, most landed at my feet. Dropped in some Ranger ammo, worked perfectly. Even the brass itself looked like ass, head stamps were terrible. Might save the rest of the box for failure drills- load a couple in the bottom of each mag, then good stuff on top. Good practice and a reason to not marry yourself to using the slide lock on reloads.

I forgot how much fun .357 Sig is to shoot. Now, that stuff always flew and cycled like it should.

Oh, I forgot to thank Ace for letting me keep his .40 brass. I'll have to make him some reloads some day, as I still have his tumbler......

Less JD post 6

Or so. Weight loss hasn't been as fast as before- less to lose. I'll call it 45 lbs lost. I'd been hovering around 209 for weeks. Today I was under 208 (206 or so) but I'm comfortable calling it 208. The vacation to Chicago didn't help much. Shot up to 219, but was back down to 213 within a few days. I did lose a pants size while going from 213 down to 208. Pants that I could not button in March, I can now remove without unhooking the button. Poor belt has gone from holding me in to holding my pants on. On its third extra hole. I refuse to buy a new one until I'm ready.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Video from range trip (HD!)

Painted thing works alright.
Added: They videos are being edited to be shorter and less talky. Gives me a chance to play with the youtube editor stuff.

Added: Whoops, forgot to take down the safety flag. Ace and I had the range to ourselves, so we were checking targets after each string. Bad shooter. I was worried people would come up while we were down range, not that this backstop is very far away.

Range trip

Went shooting with Ace. I should never hand him my guns. He makes them look like bullseye pistols.

 Not sure what he is pointing out here, think it was a g27 group. The top right left was his group with my M&P 357. Full house carry load. Even his LCP group was tight. For an LCP. Or he is pointing out one of his groups with the AR. He did shoot it semi rested once. He's a better rifleman than me, too.

Shot about 170 through the fugly painted gun. Not all in a row, but all mags shot fairly quickly- over 15 minutes or less. No paint burned off. Got the barrel up to 300 degrees. Non-contact thermometer. The MOE handguard was around 140, that may been from the sun. 100 Fiocchi. Shot great. Buy more will I. Also ran some reloads, and new S&B that the 11.5 doesn't like and won't lock back on. The gun ran perfect on some Tula 55 grain I had laying around. Go figure.

We shot both targets, anyway, I did, with the AR. Sometimes back and forth. And sometimes, I'll admit, just shot the gun in the general direction of the targets to get the job done.

Here's me blathering:

Lawsuit over Aurora Theater shooting

Too bad the article doesn't mention the gun free zone aspect anywhere in it. If the theater wants to ban patrons from lawful carry, they should have more of a responsibility to provide security. Unfortunately, states aren't held responsible for the deaths of people in state legislated gun free zones. Government can choose to not be sued, unlike private businesses.

So WTF was Recoil magazine anyway?

Guess it sounds like something I don't need to read. Apparently the editor of the magazine doesn't care or understand the Second Amendment very well. He either quoted or embellished a statement from H&K that states:

"Like we mentioned before, the MP7A1 is unavailable to civilians and for good reason. We all know that’s technology no civvies should ever get to lay their hands on. This is a purpose-built weapon with no sporting applications to speak of. It is made to put down scumbags, and that’s it. Mike Cabrera of Heckler & Koch Law Enforcement Sales and veteran law enforcement officer with SWAT unit experience points out that this is a gun that you do not want in the wrong, slimy hands. It comes with semi-automatic and full-auto firing modes only. Its overall size places it between a handgun and submachine gun. Its assault rifle capabilities and small size make this a serious weapon that should not be taken lightly."

Let' also review why this gun should not be taken lightly. In the article it was stated that the MP7A1 is a slightly larger than handgun sized machine-gun that can be accurately fired and penetrate Soviet style body armor at more than 300 yards. In the wrong hands, that's a bad day for the good guys.

As readers of RECOIL, we all agree that we love bad-ass hardware, there's no question about that. I believe that in a perfect world, all of us should have access to every kind of gadget that we desire. Believe me, being a civvie myself, I'd love to be able to get my hands on an MP7A1 of my own regardless of its stated purpose, but unfortunately the reality is that it isn't available to us. As a fellow enthusiast, I know how frustrating it is to want something only to be denied it.

Its manufacturer has not made the gun available to the general public and when we asked if it would ever come to the commercial market, they replied that it is strictly a military and law enforcement weapon, adding that there are no sporting applications for it. Is it wrong that HK decided against selling a full-auto pocket sized machine gun that can penetrate armor from hundreds of yards away? It's their decision to make and their decision they have to live with not mine nor anybody else's.

I accepted their answer for what it was out of respect for those serving in uniform. I believe that we as gun enthusiasts should respect our brothers in law enforcement, agency work and the military and also keep them out of harms way. Like HK, I wouldn't want to see one of these slip into the wrong hands either. Whether or not you agree with this is fine. I am compelled to explain a point that I was trying to make that may have not been clear.

Thanks for reading,
- JT, Editor, RECOIL

1: Screw you and the sporting purposes clause. Hell, the NFA requires A MILITARY APPLICATION, and that is how the Supreme Court ruled once on short barreled shotguns. Something that actually does have a military application. The Second Amendment is not about hunting.

2: Due to the Hughes Amendment, HK can't sell it to non only ones. So they have no choice.

3: Pretty sure most rifles made into pistols can punch holes in armor, what is so special about a 4.6x30?

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Another NYPD civilian shooting

An officer shot one of the victims in a robbery. The two workers were running from the goblins, and one ran right at an officer. The officer may have shot as or because the guy ran into him. I haven't decided from watching the video. I do know one thing from watching the video- no way in hell I'd be a clerk and not pack heat. If you are going to be shot, it might as well be defending yourself from criminals. At least the police won't have to feel bad about shooting you on accident- be it mistaking you for a perp or a negligent discharge. Heck, in Iowa you are allowed to pack at work without a carry permit.

Of course, in Sullivan Law equipped Bloomberg-dice, only the well connected, very rich, and criminals have guns. All exactly as the law was intended. Criminals having guns was the original intent of the law. No wonder NYC doesn't prosecute out of state people too hard. The Supreme Court might pimpslap them back to 1911.

I wonder what prior charges the former honor students* have had in the past. Shitbags don't start out with armed robbery.

*Honor students may only apply in Chicago.

Stupid templates

Figured out how to add all the "new features" to the blog. Just take a shit on the layout and start over. At least you don't lose most of the old garbage added over time. Glad I don't have ads to worry about.

Grrr, brick and mortar shopping...

Hit or miss today. Grabbed some Fiocchi .223, I am curious about how they shoot and how well the cases reload. I was also out on the far side of town, stopped to see what Sheels had in stock for reloading/ammo. They were sold out of the cheap 500 count 55 grain bullets they had the last time. I knew I should have stocked up.

Didn't even do a Shield check while I was there. Rumor has it they keep one as a teaser. I should talk to one of my (2nd) cousins- turns out she works for Sheels in the firearms department. Appraisals or something. One of those cousins you see every 5 years or so. Yeah, guns tend to run in the family....

Heh, to think I've been censoring myself

My wife didn't even notice the pictures of the rifle when she did her daily check of my bs blog. I was expecting at least a "WTF did you do that for?" Guess it is like what she says about my vehicles: if it doesn't sound like crap, do whatever you want to the damn thing.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Amateur gun refinishing

Yeah, I got a bug in my butt the other day. I never quite liked the OD green of the Magpul stuff vs the OD green of the Armalite stock. All the pictures of the spray painted rifles gave me a solution to my problem. So, first, the before:

The aftermath:

With FDE, Black, and OD PMags for comparison. Paint still isn't dry. And I think the pistol grip needs a little brown added to it on the right side. Didn't do the carry handle, at least not yet.

Now, the handguard was kinda fun. Can't just paint a rifle, you have to make it your own:

Yes, I totally went there. Hacked some flame shapes into a plastic sheet (all 6 are different) and spritzed some dayglo orange in there. Then shot some khaki/brown over that to dull it down. The camera flash really makes it pop. I know, the flames should be on the top vents. How in the hell are you supposed to see them from the sides if you do it that way? ;)
And, just because: