Friday, November 29, 2013

Well, that is a glitch

Looks like there is an upper limit to the amount of money you can make in GTA V. Because Michael should have near $3 billon. Trevor and Franklin should be around $2.3 and $2.4 billion, respectively. Stock market manipulation is fun and profitable.

This was a max money playthrough- I spent the smallest amount of cash as possible this run. I did pimp whatever weapons I had, and a few cars. It is really a waste to do the stock market missions past the $1.5 billion mark.

I may go back a save and stash 1/2 of the cash in a different stock before pulling the remainder out. Or just blow some shit up...

A Black Friday Sale I found useful

Andrew Branca's book, The Law of Self Defense, 2nd edition, is on sale on Amazon today. Bought it! Andrew did great work covering the Zimmerman trial at Legal Insurrection.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Giving thanks

Ultrasounds are pretty neat. 10 fingers, toes and a bad attitude at being disturbed. Definitely takes after me....

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Wally World had 1200 round count boxes of 9mm. For $500. Must be some kind of dumbass test. $42 per 100 for Turkish 9mm? Maybe they will be discounted on black Friday. I'm too lazy to look it up.
They also had sample packs of 22lr last night. Well, they were Mini mags, those almost always come in sample packs.

Update: By 8 am, the 4 cans of Turk 9mm were gone. At least according to a co-worker on another shift. Wonder if they weren't supposed to be out yet. I seriously think only the severely mathematically challenged would buy 1200 rounds of 9mm for 2x the non-gunshow rate.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

That's nice, honey

NBC interrupted an old SNL for Obama to shout "SQUIRREL!" about some deal "he" worked with Iran. I think I would rather watch Lady Gaga. Maybe if he would put effort into listening to people in this country....

Okay, so Iran pulled the same scam on Obama that he pulls on the stupid party. "Freeze" Iran's program, lift sanctions and talk later. Expert foreign policy my ass...

Friday, November 22, 2013

50 years

Today is the anniversary of noted communist Lee Harvey Oswald giving John F Kennedy his renewal notice.

Speaking of renewal notices, nice of Harry Reid to give one to the filibuster rules in the Senate. Commence packing of the judiciary! Looks like Tom Harkin wants to go the full Lincoln and change more rules, because fuck reaching across the aisle, that bipartisanship is for pussies without the media covering their asses.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Things to do in Los Santos when you are dead

Some snaps of various activities to do in Grand Theft Auto V.

Read unapproved materials:
Critique performance art: 

Hunt with a high capacity assault weapon:
 Appropriate taxpayer assets for nefarious purposes:
 Be a dick:

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

National buy ammo day

A Communist Shot Kennedy Week

Just saying. 50 years this Friday since Lee Harvey Oswald, Communist defector, shot John F. Kennedy. Not some vast hokey conspiracy with Elvis and a time machine. One asshole with a surplus rifle. Not the city of Dallas or some Texas hate machine.

If anything, Ruby was doing what any pissed of American would do. Avenging the death of his president.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Obamacare Navigators need to pass a NICS check

Seeing as to how they all seem to be scheming felons or ACORN retreads.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

27000 people signed up for Obamacare?????

I'm starting to think the true number of uninsured in this country is actually just the people who testified before Congress back in 2009-10.

Oh, and those people who have lost their policies due to Obamacare....

Reloading notes

One of the screws backed out of my powder drop linkage while I was using it yesterday. I ended up weighing every loaded round from that batch. Any suspect rounds that deviated too far from a known baseline were taken apart. All had powder; all were within +/-.1 grain. I'm now checking the screws each batch. If they get loose again, a dab of blue Lock-Tite 242 will be in order.

A can of R134a dry air is invaluable in keeping the press clean.

Verifying that the press is locked in position after indexing saves cases. I placed marks on the press as visual aids, but mostly a slight tug as I'm guiding the bullet into the seating die does the trick.

Obamacare cart

A thought on the Obamacare enrollment numbers being fudged by including people window shopping. Since the law is so poorly written and loosely interpreted, maybe those people really are, in one way or another, already enrolled. If they don't buy a plan, they have helpfully provided the IRS with a reason to bill them next year.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


The bottleneck is no longer the reloading bench. Now, actually delivering the lead to steel is the problem. I guess I could load up the stinking small primer 45 auto brass...

Monday, November 11, 2013

Double take

I need to go back and watch Anthony Bourdain on the DVR. Last night he had a round table with some CNN knobs and a chef of Korean decent. They discussed how much Anthony liked guns and his episode where he shot an AR. I swear I heard the chef say something along the lines of "I want to move out of California and buy an AR with no background checks." He and his family were among the rooftop self defense variety back during the riots of '92.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Guess I'm a Progressive Now

Okay, I stepped up to a progressive press. I have been looking/reading up for a few months now. Robert recommended the Lee Loadmaster. (correct me if I am wrong) I watched all the videos, looked at Lee's Loadmaster and Pro 1000. Hornady has the Lock N Load AP with good reviews. Dillon has some very nice setups too, just a little out of my price range. At least, those with the ability to load rifle were. I almost pulled the trigger on a Lee- I liked that they have a case feed system included.

Pardon my mess
What pushed me into the Hornady was a coworker looking for an AR upper. Deals were struck, and now I have a Hornady Lock N Load AP. I even used it as a full fledged AP press for the first 100 rounds. Ruined 4 cases figuring things out.

What I've found works for me is to load in 2 steps. The first run thru de-primes, (I love the primer system, with a hose on the end to drop them directly in a trash can) sizes and bells the case mouth. Then I clean the cases. (cough, sometimes, cough) Hand priming is next, mainly because I am a control freak with primers. You have to go by feel, not sight when priming cases with a progressive press. Maybe I will get used to it. I doubt it. I then feed the cases back into the press with nothing in position one. Two has the belling die. Three is the powder drop- which is just freaking cool to watch in action. Position four seats the bullet, after a quick visual powder check. Five is a Lee Factory Crime Die. I'd say 99% of the time the autoeject works perfectly. I can load 200 primed cases in less than 30 minutes working at a steady pace. I am now out of 40 S&W brass to reload, other than roughly 50 cases held in reserve.

Why buy a progressive press when I'm not using it as one? The real reason I wanted a progressive was to reduce case handling. To load 100 rounds on my single stage, I was touching each case 6 times- sizing, belling, priming, powder drop, bullet seating and crimp die. My hands start cramping by round 50. (Okay, the night I de-glocked, sized and belled 1200 cases was, in hindsight, a bad idea) I thought about a turret press. Couldn't see that much of an advantage over a single stage, though the Lee with the auto advance would almost work the same- size, bell on one die plate, hand pump primers, swap heads powder, seat and crimp on the other die plate.

Below is a quick test of my first batch. That Streamlight helps keep the muzzle on target.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Decorating pumpkins with a 6.8

90 grain Speer tnt at 50 yards. I wasn't there, but they were my reloads. I guess, due to wind direction, bits of pumpkin were raining down on them at the firing line.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

DST over

Because 536* people in DC determined one day you couldn't decide what time of day it was on your own. By using that fancy glowbull warming thing in the sky.

*A few less when it was originally enacted.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Oh, no

A home brewing supply store is opening next to my favorite gun shop. I'm going to go broke on one block...