Sunday, March 31, 2013

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Farm fresh prechickens

Sometimes you get a surprise in your farm fresh eggs.

That particular chicken is definitely knocked up.

Mark Kelly did make a video

To prove how easy it is for an astronaut with a clean record to purchase a gun. Funny, I don't see him holding the AR-15 at home.

I'm not sure exactly what he is trying to show us- how great the kool-aide will taste after the "touch a gun, go to jail act" passes? Seems to me that it would be damned inconvenient to have to drive to a gun store each and every time you want to hand a gun to a friend to look at. Poorly written laws are poorly written for a reason. Especially when straw purchases and selling guns to prohibited persons are already illegal. Maybe his is trying to show it happens too quickly- move to Illinois. Wait a month or two for your super secret card to be approved.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Gah Country Music WTF

I made the mistake of leaving the radio on the country hits format station yesterday. When did hit country become an iPod stuck on Emo+Twang? Plus Repeat, because they repeated the same songs every 2 hours.

I remember having an 8-track called Kickin' Country as a kid. I think we wore that thing out, still can't find half the songs on it. They would have to call the modern version Cuttin' Country.

 Added: Here you go, Angus:

 I've got no clue how to add in comments. Plus work, phone, etc.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Noveske Memorial Pmags

$50 from Noveske.

Simon Conway on Fox News Today

Discussing the Des Moines Register and the map of unarmed schools.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

OPSEC, Gannett and the Des Moines Register Don't Have It

The geniuses at the Des Moines Register decided to publish an interactive map of Iowa school districts that don't have resource officers. How insane are newspaper people? Crap, that is a rhetorical question. Screw linkage to those idiots.

The green dots represent armed schools. The red dots are free fire zones. I'm guessing the gray dots told the reporters to FO.

UPDATE- they took down the map in less than one hour.
H/T to Simon Conway
Wow, the offical story is that they are going to put it back up. Probably after their legal team cleans out their underwear.
On Glen Beck's site now, too.

Legal fun


DOMA will fall because marriage should be left to the states.

Prop 8 will be invalidated because states can't decide marriage for themselves.

The legal precedent is known as division by zero.

And nothing

I'm at home with a sick kid today. So, of course, not one cool part comes up in stock.

I think I could build a 308 AR; only mags, LPK, and the bolt itself I haven't turned up today while searching. Not necessarily the cheapest 308, or best, mind you. Kinda kicking myself for not buying that cheapo DPMS .308 locally a few years ago.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Kids and Cigars- SOFA KING WHAT

The FDA is getting set to regulate the cigar side of tobacco. Anti tobacco advocates feel they have chased all the kids to cigars. Now they are hell bent on getting their fingers into one of the last areas they can. Quick check, is it illegal to sell tobacco to a minor? Oh, snap, it is. I don't care if their ads show a 5 year old puffing on a Barney colored cigar that smells like grape flavored dung. As long as they didn't sell her the stupid thing, go away.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Mark Kelly told to take his business elsewhere

Looks like Diamondback Police Supply told him to pound sand. Statement below, for those who do not like the book of face:

Statement of Douglas MacKinlay, Owner/President, Diamondback Police Supply Co., Inc.

“While I support and respect Mark Kelly’s 2nd Amendment rights to purchase, possess, and use firearms in a safe and responsible manner, his recent statements to the media made it clear that his intent in purchasing the Sig Sauer M400 5.56mm rifle from us was for reasons other then for his personal use. In light of this fact, I determined that it was in my company’s best interest to terminate this transaction prior to his returning to my store to complete the Federal From 4473 and NICS background check required of Mr. Kelly before he could take possession this firearm. A full refund was sent to Mr. Kelly, via express mail, on Thursday of last week.
The Sig Sauer rifle will be donated to the Arizona Tactical Officers Association where it will be raffled off to generate funds the association can use to purchase much needed tactical equipment for the organization’s members. The A.T.O. A. represents the SWAT and Special Response officers of the state’s law enforcement community who regularly place their lives on the line to protect the residents of this state.
Additionally, Diamondback Police Supply will make a $1295.00 contribution (the selling price of the M400 rifle) to the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program that teaches children, in pre-K through 3rd grade, four important steps to take if they find a gun. The emphasis of the program is on child safety, something that is important to all of us and at the core of the current debate on gun control,” stated Douglas MacKinlay, Owner/President, Diamondback Police Supply Co., Inc.
 Again, and let me repeat: LOL

JPFO on line one for MSNBC

Apparently the grievance mongers at MS-NBC are now blaming the opposition to Nanny Bloomberg on the incidental fact that he is Jewish. No, it is because he is trying disarm people to fit his vision of the future. Or for the childern.

I am sure that Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership would love to discuss how anti-semtic their views of Bloomberg are.  I've never understood any Jew wanting to disarm others. I guess those who fail history are either condemned to (or wish to) repeat it.

NY police to get normal capacity magazines legalized

That is the only reason I can see Cuomo back tracking on his magazine ban- they totally muffed this and are saving face.

Get some popcorn

OR haunt the ammo section at Wal-Mart? The EU stealing Russian mafia money* might touch off something exciting. No wonder they want to confiscate our guns; if this works in Europe, who knows where it might be tried next. Yes, the Fed pumping and inflating money supplies has the same effect over here. But, taking off the mask and proclaiming 40% of your cash belongs to us is some naked thievery, just as bad as Algore's wet dream carbon taxes. Or the Obamacare breathing tax if you don't have insurance. (fuck you, Roberts**)

*Actually, they will be stealing 40% of all deposits above $130,000 dollars, not just monies of alleged criminals.

** Amazing how something that is supposed to be a poison pill, like mandates, can be an albatross around the Republicans neck at a later date.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Illinois FOID Unconstitutional

On a Fifth Amendment violation, no less. At least for 18 to 20 year olds. This was by a Cook County judge, not a judge out in the free part of Illinois.


Hat tip to Second City Cop.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Banned from Facebook

I follow and or like a ton of people on Facebook. One of whom I follow is a model/photographer that Oleg Volk worked with last year. She recently posted on Facebook that several of her accounts were locked because of a photo she posted with a gun in it. Given that my Facebook news feed has more AR15s pictured at any random time than the average gun shop has in stock, I was intrigued as to exactly what she had posted.

If you are familiar at all with her, um, shooting attire, you will understand that the following link the photo in question on her tumblr account is NSFW. Which might also explain the ban on Facebook. She normally airbrushes the good bits out, so I guess the combo of the gun and the rest of the photo pissed someone off enough to rat her out to the Facebook censors.


Stripped lower prices are dropping, even (especially) at places that that were charging insane prices. Guess all the places sitting on lowers in the event of an AWB are going to have to sell now to try to recoup their money.

Now if some BCGs that don't suck will shake loose, and ammo reappears...

Nice parts

I've been following the sagas of people having problems with the AR Stoner BCGs. Look at the ejector from this bolt. You could barely move it with a cartridge hooked in the extractor, and it didn't have full travel.
I swung by Rhine Group, and they swapped the crap ejector out for me. Now it moves freely. Yes, I would rather buy a BCM BCG in a heartbeat. Never in stock when I am looking.

Since they did it for the parts cost, I'll point out they have some rifles in stock. Eagle Arms (sorry, I know they are on the boycott shit list) with non chrome lined barrels. 16" middy. Just under 1k. My opinion, better than a DPMS Sportacle.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Delivery Free Friday

I've had a fun part delivery every day this week. Most were piddly little orders of minor parts or tools, the only reason I made them was that they had just come in stock and aren't available locally. But, then, what is? Today the UPS guy and mail chick get a break.
I also found out my pistol barrel went from processing to backorder-CMMG said it was a normal order when I placed it 5 weeks ago, just that it would have a delay. I was honestly expecting 3 months+, so I guess this is to be expected.
Also, figured out who makes the AR Stoner branded BCG's for Midway. I can't take credit; I found out in a thread on

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Last piece of the puzzle

I like Lee's case length trimmers. They can be a pain to trim large numbers of cases, but they work well.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

York Arms T shirt!

I just received my York Arms shirt Jay at Ma-rooned was selling a few weeks ago. Wore it to dinner, I'm sure there is enough salt and butter/fat to give Bloomberg a cow. Plus the drink is larger than the random size of 16 oz!
My ugly ass with my 300 BLK dissipator. And M&P9c
No, the lower is not from York Arms. Maybe one of these days I will order one. :)

This gas smells funny

Apparently, they furloughed the guy who can tell the difference between gasoline and diesel fuel during Obama's trip to Israel. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sweet- Federal law trumps state law

Does this mean I can buy an SBR and a can now? I think that allows constitutional carry, too! But, I am no lawyer. ;)

Monday, March 18, 2013


RIT purple, a stock pot, add heat, not quite boiling, 10 or so minutes. FDE parts. It really reminds me of the purple from the first Batman movie.

Yes, it will glow under night vision. Guess I will give this gun to the decoy.....

I will wash them better next time. The RVG has a slight discoloration where it was
dirty before starting. I did use RIT ND(new formula) and it worked okay. In progress shot below:

I did not know the MOE stippling is little Magpul symbols. This will not work on MOE+ grips, they are rubberized. I tried a chunk of rail cover, no dice there, either.

The Mako stock came out like crap. Where my check rests, a lighter streak remains. Of course no PMag. This is a 6.8. Does it look like a LWRCI?

On to the Iowa Senate

The Iowa house passed a bill blocking criminals and busy bodies from finding out carry permit status. Only 3 Democrats voted against it; one called it "lame." Guess those three also like felons getting guns through straw buyers. They probably figure their constituents will have a harder time stealing guns now, so it is doubly mean to add the provision making straw buying an Iowa felony. Actually, that just means state prosecutors can ignore locally the same laws federal prosecutors ignore nationally. Wonder if Obama and Holder will try to stop enforcement, since it duplicates feral federal law.

Chuck Schumer wants some random thing

A cruise passenger's Bill of Rights or some random thing. I'm guessing it will somehow give our Navy over to Somolian pirates, or some such stupid thing. Because it would be some 2000 page leviathan bill that would be passed to see what is in it.


I want this logo on a VFG. Might be construed as intent. Meh. What would a Punisher logo get you?

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Funshow Sunday

Scored all the 300 Blackout in the building again! Yes! A whole 100 preformed cases!

Primers were large rifle, pistol, and priced from OMG to HSYHGTBFKM.  Wolf primers were $35 for 1k, stopped looking at tables that had primers more than $75 per 1K. And you had to by 5k from him to get that price, otherwise it was $10/100. Powder didn't seem bad, for the powders I use, maybe $2 to $3 higher. 1k bags of spent 5.56 brass ran $60 higher than last October.

 The $2000 polymer lower ARs made me grin, especially when two tables down Colt 6920's were only $1300. Pistols seemed $50 to $100 higher. One of the Cock's Dick's Troy rifles was $1800. Do want, even with the funky stock. I wish I had found one when Cock's Dick's was giving them away for $800.

I did find some cheap flashlight mounts, now I see why no one stocks them.

AR uppers with port door and forward assist were around $110 from a vendor I had paid $65ish last year. A solid meh; I picked up an Aero last week to match my lower for the the same price. Stripped lowers ran from $229 to $300 for unremarkable brands. (Aero to Stag)

.223 ran from $0.75 to $1/per round, maybe more, my brain currently filters out prices above $1/per on plinking ammo, if only to not make me hate every vendor in the place.

Magazines existed; many didn't have prices, but I didn't see any insanely priced PMags. Someone had Troy 3 packs for $90

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Why do people rob banks?

Because that is where the money is. Or was, at least in Cyprus. Looks like the socialists decided to crash the banking system by "taxing" savings accounts.

Targeted ad fail

I was trying to explain a meme to my wife. Okay, maybe not a meme, but the goofy Dodge Dart ads where they mention Tom Brady with no other connection to the car. The first ad I found on YouTube (with Worf! I'd never seen that one) had an advertisement for MY credit union. The CU ad preceding the ad was five times longer than the Dart ad. That is genius on the part of Google- providing ads to people wanting to watch ads.

I will say the CU ad was well done- I know the faces of the people from the local branch pretty well, some were in it.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Feinstein has PTSD

So this whole time Diane had been trying to ban guns because she has PTSD. Now it all makes sense. Maybe lawmakers with PTSD shouldn't be allowed more than a symbolic vote. And treat bills that they introduce with a "that's nice, honey" attitude. Legislating laws is dangerous, those things can go off and kill people.

From the article:

"Let me just make a couple of points in response -- one, I'm not a sixth grader," she said. "Senator, I've been on this committee for 20 years. I was a mayor for nine years. ... I saw people shot." 
Feinstein was a San Francisco city official when supervisor Harvey Milk was fatally shot in 1978. She was also behind the previous assault-weapons ban, which expired nearly a decade ago.

 Wait, PTSD was caused be George Bush and the Iraq war, according to Feinstein:

The problem with expanding this is that, you know, with the advent of PTSD, which I think is a new phenomenon as a product of the Iraq War, it’s not clear how the seller or transferrer of a firearm covered by this bill would verify that an individual was a member, or a veteran, and that there was no impairment of that individual with respect to having a weapon like this.

So I guess she thinks she doesn't have PTSD, because her  "you weren't there, man" moment happened in the 1970s.


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Pistol Lower is together

Put my Aero pistol together last night. A coworker wanted to see how a lower is put together, so I showed him. Took around 10 minutes, didn't even have to chase any pins. Love the 4-40 threaded rear takedown hole. Grabbed a $0.29 screw from Menards , now I won't lose the spring and detent pin if I change pistol tubes/Murphy happens. Finally tried the vice grip method for installing roll pins. Hells yes, that is the way to do it.

McThag noticed that CMMG uses a non-standard grip in their kits- they aren't the only one. I've only bought 1 CMMG kit, but have 2 CMMG style grips. From left to right, MOE+,CMMG, Palmetto?, and Armalite.

When you see it...

You can't unsee it.
Embiggen, if needed. Seems to have a third pin....

I guessing this was taken during a .mil photo op with the troops.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Cool stuff in a box

CMMG sends all kinds of cool stuff with a lower parts kit and gas tube order. And their kit is almost cheating, everything is bagged and color coded.

Backordered 2-16-2013. Received today. Ordered a barrel 2-9-13 that was "in stock," still haven't any update on that. Yes, the 16" CMMG barrel was an accident, basically.

Weird shipping

Midway shipped something 2 hours after purchase.

I'm buying lottery tickets.

I've been trying the UPS/USPS hybrid shipping again, only this time to work. Sucks ass sent to my house, both in time taken and hassles if the box is too big. That and OPSEC. ;) Might get someone pissy at work, just by sheer volume, but, whatever. Hell, my last order was for a tool, a knife bottle opener and a stocking cap beanie. Update: Lol. Midway's USPS order beat the CMMG order that shipped the same day. Because the CMMG order is lost on the truck. Crap.

Newest Gunwalker Straw Buyer-Mark Kelly?

Not only did Mark Kelly decide to buy an AR-15, (Sig M400, btw) somehow he did it to prove how easy it was to buy one. So he chose one with a 20 day wait, because it is a consignment/used gun. Wow, that sounds easy to me. Next, instead of his original story of handing it over to the numbnuts who kept the guy who shot his wife from being on the NICS list, he is now going to commit a felony with it first, namely a private sale over state lines. Does the Pete Townshend defense work on felonies, provided you are not David Gregory? Guess the BATFE is running a new Gunwalker, using famous anti gun spokesmen as mules.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

So Dick's can't get (earnings) up

Maybe if they sold AR15s, they would make some money. Instead of being Quisling sellouts.

So Chuck and Diane are fundamentally unserious about gun control

Seems like all they are pushing is the same shit they always push. And not much conversation seems to have taken place. Not that they or their bills aren't dangerous. All politicians are.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Bloomberg's Sugary Drink Ban Halted

A New York Supreme Court judge has halted enforcement of Bloomberg's random drink capacity laws. (If local courts in New York are called "Supreme Court" what do they call the next step up? Emperor Courts? Sumdoods in robes?) Because racism, or something. Actually, I think "size rules pulled from ass" was used, but in legal terms.

Bloomberg still has the balls to use the gun control arguments, too. "We're only controlling portion size, not banning them." You are banning drink cups over 16 oz. Yes, you are banning something.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Beggars can't be choosers

In these magazine scarce times, I'm finding myself buying magazines from makers I haven't tried before. For instance, I picked up Thermold 30 round magazines recently. I found they did not drop free when empty. They had excessive mold flash along the back of the mag. A little shaving of the flash let them drop free.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Facebook spam

My Facebook spam has taken a definite Pro-2A stance lately. Way more firearm related ads. Part of the reason I use Google for firearm searches is the lack of spam for firearms- their whiny stance on 2A issues means they make less money for each of my clicks and searches. Maybe Facebook quietly realized the sheer amount of money being spent on guns and gun related stuff was an untapped market. I don't remember it being this prevalent. Or for actual guns and ammo.

Google just gave me an ad for "port barrels," whatever those are, when I was searching for 11.5" gas port sizes.* Facebook has been hitting me with Luckygunner/ ads all day. CCW class ads, stabby thing ads, NRA fundraising stuff.

*Getting annoyed with the ammo sensitivity of my 11.5" barrel, and am looking into what it might take to make it work vs a barrel swap.

This is what happens in gun free zones

A carjacker in Chicago allegedly told a victim "I'm Denzel Washington bitch, now drive!"

In a free state, the proper response is, "Can I be Bernie Goetz?"

Friday, March 8, 2013



The Blackout in the previous post :

7 lb 10 oz no mag
7 lb 15 oz with a Pmag
8 lb 15 oz with a box of Hornady 110 grain sitting on the scale.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

How not to build an AR pistol

So, I started to build an AR 15 pistol.

So far, so good, right? If you look closely, it is a CMMG barrel, chambered in 300 AAC Blackout. That is a Kies compensator, no it is not clocked "right," not that it matters other than the wrench flats. It may get replaced, so I'm not too worried about it right now. Armalite (spit) clamp on front sight base.

I don't think the proportions look right for a pistol:

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

F5 F5 F5 F5 F5

6.8 ammo might come in to a certain retailer soon. I shall be checking often.

Bloomberg now against iPods

Well, loud noises, anyway. Maybe Bloomberg could throw his weight behind getting suppressors off the NFA if he is so worried about hearing damage. It's not like they are "illegal guns" or anything, just a taxable item at this point.

No comment

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The first victim of the sequester

Well, at least Hugo Chavez made it 5 days into the sequester before kicking off.

Yep, I stole that from someone on Facebook. Guessing Iowahawk already posted it on Twitter.

NICS checks down slightly over January, but up, too!

Looked up on the FBI's handy dandy website. (PDF)

2,309,393 checks in February 2013 versus 2,495,440 checks in January, a 7% drop. So, are 2.3 millions guns the just in time capabilities of the country? Discounting, of course, that no guns I or others bought received a NICS check by virtue of my Permit to Carry Weapons making me good to go at 4473 time.

If you take it on a day by day basis, more checks were done daily in February than in January due to the 3 fewer days. 80498 checks per day in January, 82478 checks per day in February. At this daily pace, 29 to 30 million checks will be done by the end of the year.

I am damn proud of my fellow Americans. Keep it up, folks!

Monday, March 4, 2013

I had to be a smartass

I ribbed McThag about his Midway order 'processing' for an extended period of time. An order I placed the 28th is finally sitting on Midway's dock today. Karma is a bitch.

Anybody got a good tinfoil hat design?

Mine sucks.

Part of me wants to think this is to keep used MRAPs out of the wrong hands. And that the MRAPs will be dumped on local PDs to give the local Navistar dealers headaches business. And all 1.6 billion rounds the DHS is buying is going to be shot off a balcony somewhere used in training.

Still thinking a better tin foil hat might be warranted.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Colorado bans shotguns that can accept tube extenders

The insipid law Colorado Democrats are foisting on their subjects limits shotguns to 8 rounds or "are readily converted to accept more than 8 rounds." Say, why are shotguns subjected to a random lower limit? It would ban my 870. Don't tell the Dems that you can buy stubby shotgun shells that make any shotgun into a "high capacity" shotgun. Wait, they know and will use those when checking for "high capacity" so they can mint new felons.

Friday, March 1, 2013

I found a pistol at the gun store

Well, a picture of one,  anyway. Also picked up some recycled melted down Pringles can lids. 30 rounders.

Hope they stay away from the Naval Observatory

Between Jill shooting off of the balcony and Joe shooting through the door,  nobody stands a chance.