Monday, December 31, 2012

Chavez in poor shape

I guess getting the finest medical care Fidel Castro has to offer will do that to you. Couldn't happen to a more compassionate guy.

Wheel of Compromise

The wheel of "compromise" will be spinning soon.

What will be loaded in it?

Slot A: AWB- complete failure, Connecticut has one, made no difference. So did New York. And the cases need to be brought up where lack of military utility was a disqualifier for short barrel shotguns. Every gun sold should have a military application or feature by that precedent. Columbine was done with 10 round mags.

Slot B: Magazine bans: you have a man commit a violation of a magazine ban live on national television. Nothing happened. No SWAT teams rappelled in from the lighting rigs to shoot his dog haul him off. Even a week later, no charges filed. So the Democrats really don't care about magazine bans or they would have had David Gregory arrested. Democrats cannot honestly say they care, and this needs to be pounded into every single mention of magazine capacity, to the point of "David Gregory" being the only answer to any magazine ban topic. If you can kill a man's wife and son for making a shotgun barrel 1/4" too short, David Gregory can spend $1000 and 364 days in jail.

Slot C: Registration: complete failure, made no difference in Connecticut.

Slot D: No crazies with guns. That will be the most work. So it will receive the least thought. Or everyone who wants a gun will be called crazy.

Slot E: The complete failure of gun free zones: Too much blood on too many hands to admit they are a failure. Hell, 500 murders in the Gun Control Paradise of Chicago, Gun Free zones like Fort Hood, Aurora and numerous school shootings nail it home. A sign is not a shield. It is a talisman. Or a false idol.

Slot F: Banning private sales: Not applicable to any of the recent mass shootings, or already a crime. Connecticut douche got a ballistic discount. Crime. NY arson murderer was already a murderer, who paid a moron(s) to buy him guns. Existing gun control law. Columbine- straw purchase, never prosecuted. See David Gregory.

Slot G: Violence in media/video games. Under age 18 exposure will come up. Possible full throttle censorship to that age group, like smoking rules. Personally, smacks of "everyone gets a trophy" madness. On the other hand, everyone gets a little pain on this deal. Spread the FUD around. A point. I have an achievement for killing 53,394 zombies (x2 different games) and 72,000 zombies in a single 8 hour play through. Guess what - those are achieved with cars, not guns. I own both in real life. I don't run around shooting people or trying to run pedestrians down.

Slot H: Media coverage: Hmmm- balancing the need to know with copycats playing monkey see, monkey kill. I do not think anything needs to be done here. By the government. Remember the Fox News mistake when the guy shot himself live? Here is my sick, twisted idea. Show more. You don't hurt anybody, you get your 15 minutes. You hurt people, kill others, refer to them only as "that f'ing loser." All get a derogatory name. They would need to be vetted, not aired live.

Slot I: Complete repeal of the NFA and other federal gun control acts, to be replaced with commonsense, easily understood rules. Never happen. Most of the NFA is related to banning handguns. That never came to pass. (SBR, stupid grip rules for handguns) I can see registration of full auto weapons, $500 fee, (I know, burn the heretic) but most of the rest of the NFA taxes are insipid rules for a growing federal enforcement apparatus who were about to be laid off due to the end of Prohibition. My favorite part was using the deaths of gangsters to argue that you had to be disarmed to protect criminals from criminals.

Hey, I had to throw that last one in there. After all, this is a conversation, not a lecture, right?

Spoils of electoral victory

So, how is the plan to raise taxes on X to run the government for Y days going? (Y<10) Has Obama gotten his lame tax spike so he can run around saying "I bullied those Republicans for months, look, they raised taxes. Look look look look look look!!!!!!"

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Newspaper Advocates Removal of First Amendment and Murder of Political Enemies

In the Des Moines Register, of course. Link goes to Miguel's site. The absolute hypocritical nature of advocating for the removal of free association and the naked lust for power displayed in wishing for the government to murder its own citizens is alarming, frankly. This from a publisher (Gannett) willing to put gun owners in danger of being robbed or murdered for their weapons to further their own agendas. Link goes to Sebastian at Shall Not Be Questioned. Why aren't they publishing the mental health records of everyone in New York? This is what registration gets you, a map to your home published by people who want you dead.

75 Percent French tax is too low?

Seems to be what I get from reading the articles about the French Justice League denying the Commie guy's FSA tax. Non, you say? Au contraire, mo fo, read on:

 The court's ruling took issue not with the size of the tax, but with the way it discriminated between households depending on how incomes were distributed among its members. A household with two earners each making under €1 million would be exempt from the tax, while one with one earner making €1.2 million would have to pay.

The part I emphasized is the important part. Those darned rich married people could be getting off by making an assault salary just under the amount singly, but since they are married, that household is magically 1 person. Wow, progressives and socialists HATE women, otherwise they would value them equally and marriage would automatically tax 2 people each at 1/2 their combined incomes. The contortions people have to go through to justify a progressive tax pyramid scheme are entertaining to say the least.

LPKs going for $$$

Hmmm, maybe I need to get one or two. My LGS has them for what I was buying stock/buffer tube assemblies and LPKs from Palmetto. He hasn't raised his prices yet. His stock was wiped out after Aurora, but got a bunch in a few weeks later. Also, he thinks he will have complete rifles in a week or two, at non-inflated prices this time around. Who knows what will happen when he has to put in a new set of orders. But, he is not taking $$$ for a deposit, as he can't guarantee how many he gets. A betting man would know what time UPS gets in each day, and just happen to go by around that time. But all I really want is a stripped lower. Strange, a few months ago he actually broke up a rifle just because someone only wanted the lower.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Require insurance for gun free zones

The old standby: require liability insurance for gun owners. Not the worst article. I like my idea better- you post a gun free sign, you take full liability for people's safety. Put your money where your ideals are.

Gregory's true gun control contribution

All the people wanting David Gregory to skate are shocked that gun control exists. Or should be enforced. Because they automatically ASSume no gun control exists, it is for other people, or are pushing for more. Sucks when you discover unconstitutional laws have to be written to ensnare unwitting people to be "effective."

Friday, December 28, 2012

NYC has a Subway Problem

Sounds like they need to keep crazy people out of the subway system. Nah, they'll just ban non sugar drinks, because they can be confused with regular drinks.


Have all the Brady trolls and reverse mall ninjas on the web gone back and removed their pathetic comments about body armor yet? Since the shooter in Aurora and in Connecticut were not wearing it?

Reverse Feinstein

Okay, she can introduce a bill unrelated to what happened in Connecticut. So can anyone else.

Introducing the 2013 We Must Do Something and Need More Laws Now Act:

1: Nationwide concealed carry: All permit holders and constitutional carry state citizens are covered nationwide. States without shall issue permits are constitutional carry states. -The following applies to states forced to make a permit system after date of passage- Permits to be handled in the same manner as voter registration, plus a NICS check. No fee for a permit can be more than a driver's license for the same time frame.

2: No local firearms regulations- must be state level action. (Form your own state, big cities.)

3: All state firearms regulations apply to police/state troopers/aldermen with no exceptions.

4: All states with registration fees or ownership permits are required to provide full tax deductions for all firearms purchased and registered. Additionally, all ammunition purchased in said states is 100% tax deductible. Proof of consumption not allowed.

5: Any place, public or private, off limits to concealed carry must provide armed guards and liability insurance. At any time someone may be in that place, employee or customer. Funding for public Gun Free Zones to come directly from the political party with the most votes for the authorizing bill, with a portion from the party of the governor who signs it.(heh, not Constitutional, but neither is the NFA) No public grants to private institutions to pay for guards, and their pay cannot be deducted as a business expense.

6: National Firearms Act of 1934 is changed to use the NICS to transfer weapons. SBRs are allowed 3 shot burst on the same stamp. Suppressors $5 permit, same day NICS permit. Hughes Amendment is removed from the 1986 FOPA. Constructive possession is not a crime. Local police are notified but have no say in transfers. The ATF is notified on all stamps, cannot stop a permit other than NICS failure.

7: States refusing mental health information to the NICS lose all federal school funding of any kind for a period of 2 years after they provide said information. Enforcement date of this provision is 6 months after passage of this law.

I guess the #5 provision does relate to Gun Free Zone shootings. Silly me. And #7, for that matter. Maybe if was called the  "Gun control act of 2013 that we must pass to know what is in it" Obama would sign it without reading it.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

RIP Norman Schwarzkopf

Dead at age 78. George HW is hanging in there.

Sleazy News

If the papers were to publish the names and addresses of people with felony convictions, or those who have seen a psychiatrist in the past 6 years, people would be pissed. And sue. And win. So why are gun owners special?

Most transparently biased administration ever

How much do I have to give to Democrats to get NFA weapons in Iowa? It looks like covering for the President on Fast and Furious gets you out of trouble in DC, by way of waiver via the ATF. If Obama had spent as much time helping the Libyan Ambassador and his men as he has covering for David Gregory, well, maybe they would still be alive.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Rules for Radicals

Make NBC and David Gregory live up to the rule of law he wants enforced on the rest of us. Since they asked and were denied permission by the DC police for the little show and tell of the standard capacity magazine, it is now a conspiracy. Too bad little will come of it. I recommend treating him as fairly as DC treats our veterans.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

An old story

But a good one. Merry Christmas.

New York has some good ideas

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve Services

You get to play with fire (candles) and sing "ass" in church. Yeah, I'm a goober sometimes.

Merry Christmas to all. BRB, get to light the Advent candles this time.

Stop and frisk this

The NYPD has got this. They are going to search chatrooms and forums to find deranged gunmen. Maybe they should check Twitter for all the people making threats to kill NRA members. No word if they are also tasked with finding out if you are buying high capacity sugary drinks, too.

No wonder Piers Morgan likes it here

He is more likely to get violently attacked in his home country. Of course, Jeremy Clarkson did contribute to that rate, by punching out one Piers Morgan. Funny, I remember this chart, with a different header, in one UK paper touting how they may have more overall violence, but not gun violence. Because only guns count. I wonder what the current numbers are?

Hat tip to several blogs listed to the right.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Why is David Gregory Above the Law?

How could he have a banned in DC ammunition feeding device? Guess they are legal now. Buy up, DC residents, if you can find any.

Reloading bones

Just going through my reloading trash. Most of the .223 FMJ came in a sack. Two of the boxes are full of spent primers. And I have about 700 pieces of brass to deprime and prep.

I'm guessing 6 to 8 boxes are not present in this photo of empty 6.8 SPC boxes.

Cheap Red Dot Battery Update

From this post. The Bushnell TRS-25 battery died sometime in the past two weeks. That is 2160 hours- 3 months of on time. The replacement battery in the Truglo is still working.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Yep, just like everywhere else

Only mags around are 5 and 10 Rounders. They just got two rifles on consignment. (Not mine)


That was a theme on the radio yesterday. Now, it would help if Des Moines had not been bragging about their new snowplows that were supposed to "solve all the plowing problems in the past". And last seasons snow totals equaled this storm's amount (pretty close) with a helping of blizzard conditions to really pack it in. Doesn't seem much better or worse at this point- some storms do take days to dig out from.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Build your own Daniel Defense Rifle

Daniel Defense has a web based builder for their uppers/rifles, supposedly in advance of ordering DDM4 rifles on December 26. Kinda fun to play with. I did find out their 6.8 barrels will be 1-11" twist, at least on the 18" length. Also, the builder doesn't like the 300 Blackout, it wouldn't let me add a handguard.

Republican gun owner butt

No, not Scott Brown of Massachusetts, some random judge appointed by a Republican president. (his words) He did preside over the douche bag from Tucson's trial and let him plead away the death penalty, so he is pretty squishy on punishment, if you ask me. He also admits the only way to really make a dent in the problem he has with guns is shredding the constitution and cattle cars.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

I like my tires

I've switched from dedicated snow tires on my Silverado 4x4 to Firestone Destination AT tires. I liked the Firestones when I had them on my Grand Cherokee. (POS otherwise) I would have bought them for the Silverado several years ago, but found a deal on snow tires mounted on take off rims that I could not pass up. Snow tires on a 4x4 are cheating. But they wear like an eraser on a belt sander. And they work best on ice, okay on snow. The Destination AT's work damn well on both, in my experience.

12 inches of global warming

This sucks. It is over the intake of my 26" snowblower. And a blizzard.

I never understood why

The Brady Bill banned cosmetic features on rifles and included magazine limits to 10 rounds. Brady was shot with a 22 revolver. By a mental patient. Guess in the hurry to ban guns in 1994, they forgot something.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Great. Joe's got this

On one hand, not sure if serious. But, it is Joe AWB Biden. Actually, it is more telling that Teh Won got grilled on taxes after the special "not a commission" was announced. Don't think he really expected that; maybe the natives are getting tired of his pissing match with Boner, or at least their polls are showing them that and are trying to give Obama a hint. Funnier still are all the antis worried that their rush to take away guns is less important than passing a bill of attainder on success taxes and spending cuts.

USA Today: ban the sun!

They run a headline saying Mass Killings Occur Every Two Weeks. Then they admit 1/3 of mass killings involve fire. Read further, the number of mass killings has gone DOWN in recent years. The kicker, you are more likely to die from a migrane,  falling out of a chair(!!!!11!) and are 3 times as likely to get sunstroke and die as be caught in a mass killing. Hence, they must support sun control. No word if Congress will be introducing a Sun Free Zone bill without a sunset provision in it. Maybe the Guam tipping over mental midget can introduce it.

Gun Free Zone Education

Some people just don't know history, so we are condemned to educate them on source of the blood they dance in.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Pop up polls

I really think they need an extra response, for example:

Are you going to use Product "X"



___If it is on sale

___Because you wasted 5 seconds of my time and I had to click close, I will never use your product and go out of my way to avoid other products made by your company in the future.


CBS has special bumpers for the nightly news cast "Tune in for more coverage of Sandy hook." Bloodthirsty ghouls.

Hypocritical Mayors Against Illegal Guns

Bloomberg doesn't know what a gun would have done in the Sandyhook situation. So why does he have bodyguards? Shouldn't his people just talk down anyone who might get near the mayor? Besides, with the NYC's track record, innocent bystanders probably will get hurt. But, they can then stop and frisk them for contraband.

Stock rumors

Leftist politicians are buying gun company stocks? No links, just crap I read here and there. Makes sense, gun sales will skyrocket in the near term and stay there as long as they can. And most Dems have never shied away from profiting on a tragedy, in the political or fiscal sense. All those fingers they point at Republicans for profiteering are just a distraction.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Just to recap the obvious

Connecticut meets most of the anti gun crowd's dreams. "Assault Weapons" ban. Gun Free Schools. Registration. None of it worked, except the gun free school part. I guess that would be the first gun control thing to fix. This is so glaringly obvious that the Brady types were calling into talk shows locally Friday to preemptively, shoot down dismiss the idea of arming school personnel.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Shooter Autistic?

At least that was what was posted on this NY Post article. Cough, Port Arthur, cough.

And this ABC/AP report.

Nice healthcare to look forward to

A coworker uses the VA for his healthcare. Some of it is related to injuries received in Iraq. You would think someone would want to make the VA look good at this point in time. Instead of looking like a bunch of paper pushers that happen to be stuck in healthcare when their dream job is postal supervisor or pothole filler watcher. Just an observation of the care he recieves. Sure, once in a while, he runs across someone who cares. Doesn't happen very often.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Endangered Species

I feel like I'm in Zombieland and I've found the world's last Twinkie.

NJ Senator employee a sex offender

And an illegal alien. But the Department of Alleged Homeland Security ordered him arrested AFTER the election. No bias at all.

Tried to get bacon fest tixs

It sold out in 4 minutes. My wife was on it at sale time. 8000 tickets in 4 minutes. Guess I won't be going in February:(

Technically, there are some high level packages left. I'm not spending -that- much. Call me crazy, I can get a whole pig for a lot less....

Knife meme

Work knife. Very cheap. Cuts stuff.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Illinios might become a free state after all

Judge strikes down the scam laws. No linkage right now, heard it on the radio.

Detroit children set to learn something today

Don't get what you want and suck at your job? Call in sick and protest about it. Might be one of the few days the kids in Detroit actually get some form of an education.

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Party of Retroactive Taxes

Now the Democrats plan to "not adjust" the withholding tables if the tax the rich scheme is not passed this session. Then they plan to make all the changes retroactive. This is the same party that passed middle class tax increases (the same Clinton increase we will be getting back) and made them retroactive to the first of the year back in 1993. Here is my trusting Democrats face:

Like it? It kinda reminds me of Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny....
Also, my trusting Republicans face is kinda MIA right now, too.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

More Duck Eggs

Chicken egg on the left, one big duck egg on the right. The big one was double yolked.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Alcohol Culture or Driving Culture?

What will Bob Costas choose to blame for this NFL death? Hell, he will blame guns, who am I kidding.

So this is where crazy cat ladies come from

Some parasite that lives in cats can be transmitted to humans. Yay.

Friday, December 7, 2012

I joked about this

I missed slightly. I figured the DJs would wake up dead, not the nurse who answered the phone and transferred the call to the duchess.

Thursday, December 6, 2012


I just built an AR lower without referring to instructions. And it works.

Perfect timing

We were watching The Dark Knight Rises last night. At the moment Bane hit the detonator in the stadium, my cell chirped for full charge.
I was struck by how much most of the fair share crap Bane used as propaganda sounds exactly like Obama singling out TEH RICH for MOAR taxes. No wonder the movie came out on Bluray after the election...

If you criminalize carry

Only criminals will carry guns. Oh, and Illinois politicians who can write themselves loopholes. Illinois needs to close the politician loophole!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

All these sportswriters have mice in their pockets

When they say "we" have a problem with "gun culture." "I" would be more descriptive. But then they sound selfish, trying to disarm everyone for the actions of a few. The fill in for Jim Rome today sounded like he was reading right off of the Brady Bunch's homepage, for example. Turned that crap off.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sunday range trip

Took the 6.8 out for a few shots on Sunday. Nothing major; 350 reloads of various grains. I've it said before, if I don't shoot for whatever reason, I still reload a few more. Had to buy some more ammo boxes this time. Also ran some .223 reloads through Fugly. I am convinced it works much better with a commercial bolt carrier vs a mil-spec (m-16) carrier. Or my M-16 carrier sucks. Or I need an XM177 moderator....wait, that would be 2 stamps in one....

 I actually tried on this target-the corners are 110 grain Prohunters that I loaded in a ladder. The best groups were the lowest and second highest loads. There is a "but" I will get to later. Like a dumbass, I spilled the box of reloads after the first time through. So that batch turned into blasting ammo. Guess I could have brought it home and weighed them. Nah....

 The center was 130 grain of some type. I don't have a picture of the 120 grain Hornaday SSTs- I loaded them hot and they hit about 3" above the center of the targets. Ok, I do have pics, but they are of 25+ round groups. Not very informative.

Last of the zombie chick targets:

Zombie bacon:

I mentioned a "but" earlier. I was not shooting off my normal rest. Other people were using them, so I was shooting my ARs off a crappy sandbag and 2 loose 2x4s. Yeah, might be time to get/make a proper rest. It was funny, watching one of them resting the barrel directly on the 2x4s. Um, you have a bolt gun that is free floated.... ah, never mind. Says the guy shooting a non-free floated AR :)

All targets 50 yards, irons or cheap red dot. 1395 rounds since early October on the 6.8. Put 90 through Fugly, including some Fiocchi 40 grain v-max. Shoot that, then shoot 140 grain from a 6.8 back to back. The latter does not feel like a poodle shooter.

Soon to come- case annealing.

Random Blocking of Offensive Websites

For some reason, my T-Mobile account decided to turn some form of safe search back on* yesterday. For a few hours, then went away. It was strange where it would let me go to. For example, it blocked Tam's blog, but not /b/. I decided to check exactly what the goofy thing blocks.

I can't believe I could visit my own blog. I fail most of the list. I've discussed guns, ammunition, weapons, gambling, tobacco, violence, alcohol, and drugs. Suicide probably counts from yesterday, too. Guess I need to get on the rest.

*I turned that off the day I got the phone.

Monday, December 3, 2012

This is a good FU to Bob Costas

A blogger/ commentator(?) at Ace of Spades has her take on the gun grabbing stupidity of Bob Costas and Jason Whitlock. I love the blog name, BTW.

I turned off the TV early last night

Mostly because I was tired and bored with the game- I couldn't care less about the teams playing. Turns out, I missed a damn good reason to turn it off. Besides Chris Colinsworth jumping to the defense of every crappy receiver that has ever played the game.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

How sweet- now SWATting is a problem

Doesn't matter when SWATting happens to conservative bloggers. But now that it is being pulled on those icons of American democracy like Justin Beiber or Simon Cowell, now it is dangerous.

Friday, November 30, 2012

I don't know where he gets it

My son picked out the targets by himself. I wasn't even there.

Yes, he has a NERF New York reload.
Mainly because we practice shooting zombies, not people right now.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

British Vet detained for war trophy pistol released.

The British Veteran that was locked up in England is at least not locked up anymore. He was released with a suspended sentence by appeals court judges. I guess they know bad publicity when they see it.

Why are the best prices at a home improvement store

I was looking for a new truck battery. I found my best price at freaking Menards. WTF.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Chicago has solved all other crime!

Wait, no they haven't. But, they are going after a woman for $105,000 in unpaid parking fines instead of solving all the other crimes. On a worn out POS. Apparently, her ex parked it at an airport employee lot, and the meter maids padded their ticket counts to the tune of 678 tickets. Any one of which deserved a tow.  Which never happened.

Hat tip to SCC.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Monday can be funday

Don't get between a buck and his smokes

A couple of bumpkins got their butts whooped and smokes eaten by a buck. Pretty funny if you ask me. What caliber for deer with nicotine withdrawal?

But I thought Obama Got Osama

Apparently he is only seen in file footage in Zero Dark Thirty. And that appearance doesn't really make him look all that good....

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Inexpensive Red Dot Battery Test

My first experience with a red dot was the Tasco Pro-point PDP2. It stood up to 44 magnum recoil, but had a battery life measured in hours. As in, change the batteries at the end of the hunting day or look through a blank tube the next morning. Obviously, this was first gen technology. I still have it; it resides on my 18" 870 that I turned into a deer gun after tiring of paying $4 a shot for sabot slugs.

Recently, I've decided to audition cheap Chinese red dots. By audition, I mean I bought a couple of cheap red dots, put them on ARs and left them turned on. Even shot a few rounds here and there.

First up is the Bushnell TRS-25. It is a small, micro style red dot. For now, it resides on a Rock River tactial carry handle. That gives me lower 1/3 cowitness with the irons. I've actually swapped the assembly between Fugly (11.5" painted thing) and my all Armalite 16" rifle. I first installed it sometime in September. So far, I have left it on in position 4 when not shooting. The battery is still up as of today. (2 months) I've read somewhere 3000 hour battery life. So far, so good. I do find the reflective coating on the front of the Bushnell to be annoying. I haven't looked into a Killflash for it.

The other is a Truglo Trition TG8365B open red dot. It has been on the PSA 6.8 through 1045 rounds. I bought it because it has the smallest MOA dot outside of an Aimpoint or EoTech. Shoots to the same place with the same loads.

2.5 MOA dot
 I don't really need all the extra features on it- it offers 3 different colors -red, blue, and green, all on the same dial. Each color only has 3 brightness settings. Doesn't seem to be a problem at the range.

2.5 MOA dot with ring

4 different dots are available with a twist of the rear knob. I have yet to see if changing to a different shape changes the POI. I have moved the knob, moved it back and the POI remains the same. I have no use for the other settings- The 5 MOA dot and the 2.5 dot with ring serve little purpose. I didn't even get a picture of the 5 MOA dot, it looks much like the 2.5 dot with the ring.

5 MOA dot with ring.

 I might find a use for the 5 MOA dot with the larger ring in snap shooting. Really, the outer ring could stand to be larger.

The original battery did not last long at all. I left it on after one range trip. Three days later, it was so weak that it could not be seen on position red 3 in daylight, and the other two colors did not light at all. I put a new Energizer 2032 battery in it (same battery the TRS-25 takes) and left it on after one trip last Wednesday (10 days) on the red 1 setting. In my truck. Lows have been in the 30's to 20's this past week. I don't plan to turn it off any time soon.

I do like the clear glass when shooting with the irons. There are no emitters or knobs in the way for right handed shooters. Shooting left handed on a left hand rifle would not be bad, the brightness knob is below the plane of the glass.

All in all, neither sight pisses me off to the point that I would not buy another. I would love to run an Aimpoint PRO or a transverse Eotech. At this point in time, these fill a niche and accurately put bullets on target. I will update when the Truglo's second battery loses power

John Carter (of Mars)

Watched the movie. It didn't suck. (Ducks and runs)

Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday Funshow

Now that was a properly busy show. I arrived 40 minutes after the opening. Ended up parking outside the fairgrounds. The line was out the door and to the first parking lot. Took between 10 to 15 minutes to actually get in, and they had 2 people taking money instead of the usual 1. Found what I was looking for this time- primers, powder, and a sight tool. I could not find the guy who had the old, stanky A2 stripped upper (I have a plan) and did not feel like looking down every single row to find him. Also picked up some Froglube from this guy.

The flashlight there is the extent of my Black Friday door shopping. It is a Ruger branded 540 lumen LED. The only downside is that it takes C batteries instead of 123. And the beer was brought to me by a friend in from Michigan. Fairly tasty.

Spot Batboy's party

I'll give Cnet this, they put it in the second sentence in the article about Leahy's heavy handed desire to read our email without a warrant. And in the follow up article about him being caught and pulling the language. Somebody takes his Batman cameos a little too seriously.

It's Black Friday

I'm working on seasoning my cast iron skillet. Seems fitting....

Why Romney Lost the 'Asian' vote

From the Weekly Standard article, Romney lost the GEOGRAPHICALLY Asian vote. Because now we are Formerly Great Britain and are lumping together those formerly known as Indians (Convenience store not casino) with those of Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, and Vietnamese descent. So, are Jewish people now Asian, because Israel is not in Europe or Africa? Stupid political correctness.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Merry Thanksgiving

I am thankful for Black Friday sales. I think I'll be able to find some parts I need.....

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Why I hate "store exclusives"

Because then I find something like this, that Borepatch posted about yesterday. The closest Dick's is in Cedar Rapids, not exactly a short trip away. Especially to look for a rifle that may be on sale, and may be in stock.

I like the blurb about "disassembling the magazine voids the warranty." I was planning on tearing the whole thing down :) I like the lower to match with a 6.8 upper, as PMags are alleged to have problems* with the Troy lowers. No PMags in 6.8 means no big deal there. And at $799, the cost of buying the fore end, folding sight and stock (ugly, but useful) add up to over half the cost of the rifle.

Oh, well.

*It is in that post, somewhere. Plus linked at Borepatch's site. Gen M3 Pmags have an overtravel stop that hits on some lowers, especially those with one piece trigger guards. Which not all Troy rifles have, judging by the M4carbine thread.

It's hard to get excited

When you are sick. Especially when the running of the nose is more powerful than the Sudafed. Only 2 more days of work this week. Yay.

Monday, November 19, 2012


Sent a text to Ace about the new Hitman game. Phone changed it to Whitman for me. Of course, I never checked before I hit send. He texted back "WTF is that?" I sent him back the correct name. Then added, "Whitman is the one with the clock tower."

More goodies

From pro shooter supply. Nosler overruns.

Bullets on the right had a cannelure, on the left did not.

Ahh, traffic engineers

Ankeny is getting a new exit off of I-35 to reduce congestion at the other three exits. One of which is unusable 90% of the time because it has stop signs instead of traffic lights, and is designed to be the "industrial exit" that trucks can't make a turn at. Because the geniuses behind traffic calming won't put in a traffic light until the number of deaths, serious injuries, or property damage hits some magic number. Did I mention it has the new look bridge that everywhere else in Des Moines have No Right on Red signs because of the non-existent sight lines?

So what does the new exit have sitting at the bottom of it? Stop signs. Seriously, you spend $35 million, move 2 rest areas, move the whole interstate 200 yards east, and can't spring for a set of lights?

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Return to the Clinton Tax Code

That is exactly what letting the current tax breaks expire would do. Plus the Dem's stupid payroll tax cut. I pointed out what some of the costs would be to a coworker. (non D) His jaw about hit the floor. Half of my coworkers could be considered disabled due to past injuries/pain problems. But most are the type that are too damned proud to work for a living to get free shit from the government.

Against secret ballot before they were for it

Damn, are the Teamsters presidential candidates? From the story at Hot Air, they have quotes from the Teamster's website throwing the Baker's Union under the bus.

....Teamster Hostess members were allowed to decide their fate by voting on the final offer conducted by a secret mail ballot.  More than two-thirds of Hostess Teamsters members voted with 53 percent voting to approve the final offer.

....Without complete information, BCTGM members voted by voice votes in union halls. The BCTGM reported that over 90 percent rejected the final offer and three of its units ratified the final offer. .....

....We may never know unless the BCTGM members, based on the facts they know today, get to determine their fate in a secret ballot vote. Teamster members would understand that the will of the BCTGM Hostess membership was truly heard if that was the case......
(Emphasis mine)

So unions want card check when it benefits them, i.e. camel's nose under the tent. But they admit people vote differently when not subject intimidation. Plus the whole under the bus thing, as in they are giving them one more chance to not screw this one up for the Teamsters.

On my DO WANT list

LWRC Six8 article in Shotgun news. Even at the high price, and I've heard 2 years before upper/lowers will filter to the civilian market. Plus they talk about the Federal ammo, too.

Friday, November 16, 2012

John F'ing Kerry for SecDef?

What, was Jane Fonda busy?

Tallahassee is going to be pissed

Smokers card?

Oh, oh, I know. If that doesn't work, they could make them wear patches with cigarettes on their arms. That works every time! I'm not really sure if this is for Australia, Formerly Great Britain, or here. Power mad fascists know no borders.

With public health care as the endgame, how close are we to rounding up and shooting euthanizing tobacco users? We are already subject to a tax for NOT buying something. I wish they would take the mask off and stop this slow boiling pot shit.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I snuck out to the range

It was sundown, but I made it there to shoot some of the S&B 6.8 110 grain fmj. These were shot from 2 guns. The group on the top left was solely from my SOTA upper with scope. The top right were all from the PSA upper. All shots at 50 yards. Magazine rest, jerking the trigger all the way. My main goal was to fire all 59 rounds (one just missed) before someone got pissed that I was shooting after the official sundown (4:54 pm, I got there at 4:50 and was done by 5:05)

Oh, while I wasn't 106 miles from Chicago, it was dark out, and I was wearing sunglasses. Because I didn't have time to find my shooting glasses with the clear lenses.

People with power abuse it?

 Shocked! shocked! that the FBI operates on an Old Boy (Girl?) network.

But operating from our semi-veil of ignorance, it does seem clear that the FBI did the following based on the complaints of one person in Tampa who knew a bunch of generals:

Yes, because law enforcement is always by disinterested public servants with no personal opinions about the cases they look into. It is nice to know how easily the FBI can read emails. Might at well publish all correspondence on a blog...

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

PAC spending for naught?

Another post wherein I am too lazy to link to a story on. Why? Because any PAC spending for the loser is for naught. The winner will go out of his way to give kickbacks to his side, and won't take the time to unzip his fly to put out burning supporters of his opponents.

Factory 6.8 Teardown

Well, if I can't shoot the factory S&B surplus 6.8 SPC ammo, I sure as hell am going to take one apart and see what it is made of.

OAL 2.224"

30.2 grains of ball powder.

Bullet weighed in at 110.4 grains

Case was 119 grains with the primer in it.

This was with a Hornaday scale, whatever the basic scale part number is, so take those with a grain of salt.

This only took 3 hits with an inertia puller to dislodge. I've had to beat the ever loving hell out of most of my reloads that I crimp to dislodge a bullet.

National security?

This scandal sounds more like an episode of Jersey Shore. And now the first chick's house is getting tossed. Hope she didn't post any you tube videos.....

Monday, November 12, 2012

This is the guy behind the zombie outbreaks

You know, the ones caused by bath salts. John McAfee, founder of the antivirus company, is wanted for murder. Gizmodo also notes he had been experimenting in the jungles of Belize, (allegedly) refining the compounds that make up bath salts. Great, he was making them stronger. That is all we need.

New toy chow

I am sad that I can't use it yet.

Small rifle primers, unlike their commercial ammo.

140% voting turnout

In any precinct that has over 100% turnout, if there are no provisional ballots to make up the difference, the people running the polls need to be arrested and charged with election fraud every time. Or tarred and feathered. Contrary to popular opinion, math is not hard.

Veterans Day (Observed)

Thank you to all of our Veterans for your service. I think my favorite post yesterday said "Thank a veteran; punch send a strongly worded letter to a politician."

On second thought, it did say punch. I misremember.

As the news spins

So the angle of the Petraeus women story is going to be "open secret." And I heard that on Fox News Radio at 5am this morning, not on MSNBC. An open secret that the FBI had to investigate.

The story also serves to remind the country that Diane "all your guns are belong to me" Feinstein is the head of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

“The FBI has briefed me now. I actually wish we had been briefed a little bit earlier. … We received no advanced notice. It was like a lightning bolt,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat and chairwoman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, told “Fox News Sunday.”

I'm glad that she is on top of this stuff, not running around bragging about banning guns again. Oh, wait....

Addeed: I guess FBI employees warned actual Congresscritters last month.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

I'm adopting meat only Mondays

My colon may not like it, but if the L.A. City Council can force insipid resolutions on the populace, hell, I can be an idiot* right back:

*Actually, it would just be a normal day for me, just substitute beef jerky for nuts at snack time, and no salad at lunch.

Time to clean after 1000 rounds

Broke down and cleaned the PSA 6.8 upper/rifle after last month's 1005 round fun fest. Yeah, it was a little dirty. Funny, the two 5.56's I cleaned had a similar number of rounds between cleanings. They were lubed with a 5w20/ATF mix. They weren't half as bad. The PSA was lubed with Froglube.

It did clean up with a brush and a little time. And I did lube it with a little CLP at the 605 round mark, that may account for some of the buildup.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

6.8 reloading deal alert

115 grain Nosler overrun bullets $15.95 /100 at Shooters Pro Shop.

I guess I will find out how long it takes for them to ship. I've never caught them with blems/overruns in stock before.

New Benchmade

Just celebrating the last time I will have to vote for Mitt Romney. I guess I can thank Obumbles for that small miracle. Plus we will get to see another impeachment trial. Or not.

Maybe my colander is too tight

But doesn't it seem strange to spare Petraeus until after the election but before he is to testify before Congress? Guess sending him a dead fish would be a little too obvious.

Pic vaguely related:
Note: From a Huffpost article last month. I mean no disrespect to Mick's daughter or dead tuna....

Jeez, you get busy and ignore the internet for one day

And all hell breaks loose. The CIA director was blowing journalists or the other way around.

Romney's campaign was a collection of dumbasses. And they hired moronic consultants to line their pockets write software make a website that never worked. While the Obama campaign had a side office in every pissant town to pound the pavement.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Totally stole this


All the news a week late

Hey, Iran has been shooting at our drones. Last week. Just came out today. Had that pesky election and all. Couldn't talk about it until today. Most transpart administration never.

Bloody pirates

I mean knee jerk ammo buyers. All the .223 and 5.56 was wiped off the shelves at Sportsman's Warehouse. Says the guy buying 3 lbs of powder and all the 6.8 bullets he can buy.... Hey, I just shot 1k rounds last month, gotta get the levels back to normal. Plus, they had AA2200 in stock.

I don't know if this was a joke

Tampon/ birthcontrol hoarding? Played out on Twitter on a massive scale. Or Obama voters really are that stupid. Yeah, it might be a joke towards people who are hoarding certain other items. Then again, the mask is off on the UN Small Arms treaty...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Way to bend over, Boner

Or whatever that sissy boy running the House calls himself. It isn't like the Republicans lost by 20 million votes.

So, what will the RINOs blame this time

The powers that be in the Republican party really wanted Romney. Just like they really wanted McCain. They've lost twice in a row. They blamed Palin last time, so will they blame Ryan this time? Nobody gives two shits about the bottom half of the ticket- Biden, anyone?

And the rewriting begins

Obama was the one running to the middle this time, who knew? Gosh, all those ads telling his special interests that they were all he cared about were confusing me.

Oh, gas prices are shooting up. Guess after Obama wins, the little people need to pay a little more.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Political thoughts from coworkers

One coworker suggested that we should have two presidents. You lead whatever states you win. Another coworker immediately noted "They tried that. It didn't work out so well."

Where did I put those nose plugs

I'm off to vote. Yay me.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Great sign for the Presidential visit

Guess this was posted on the business next door to Zombie Burger. Raygun T-shirts. I've got to get me one of these shirts.

This Mayor Thing is Hard

That has to be going through Bloomberg's mind right now. Guess he just can't ban natural disasters away like guns, transfats, big gulps and non-union relief crews.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Not to repeat myself

Re this post. This pic was taken at the Adventureland gunshow around 2pm today. Normally the parking lot where the Dodge with the trailer is parked is full, as are the lot to the right and far lot on a Saturday.
Prices last night seemed normal to slightly high- i.e. no screaming deals. The guys with ammo seemed to sell 5.56 at $185/500 just fine. Saw my first M&P Shield. It didn't follow me home for $449. My wife was mumbling something about a pink gun, guess she didn't see the pink M&P15/22. Not like I would have stopped her from buying it....

And everyone and his dog had 5.45 Russian ammo. Weird how stuff suddenly appears everywhere at the same time....

I might swing in on Sunday to check for deals. No one had powder or brass that I wanted at prices that made sense.

Blackout plans on hold

Something I've been waiting to come off of perpetual backorder at Midway just did. At least I could buy it and get in line now....

The worst part of this election

No matter who wins, the Democrats will put up some jackass in 2016 that is even further left of Obama. Or just a plain idiot. Cough, Biden, cough.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Looks like a Romney win

Only 20 cars waiting before the gun show opens.

At least Bloomberg has his priorities straight

Screw the little people, we have a race to run.

Update: canceled the race

Hope this doesn't give Obama any ideas

They are lowering the voting age in Argentina to 16 so the little nutjobs they have indoctrinated can vote sooner for the ruling party.

Duck eggs for breakfast

Pic vaguely related

Thursday, November 1, 2012

300 BLK makes sense to me in one way

All the leftover parts I have accumulated would put one together once I find a barrel. And old, split neck 223 cases would feed it quite well. I just need a source of pulled 308 bullets to make the total package a used clusterflog. Wonder if that guy with the old, nasty stripped A2 upper will be at the show tomorrow...

And now for something completely stupid

Shooting guns into the air in at a wedding in Saudi Arabia kills 24 at a wedding. Guess they shot a cable, that then electrified a metal door. Looks like the authorities will treat it as a non crime, after all, it was mostly women killed. And we all know how many craps the Saudis give about women's rights and worth. Fine religion to bow down to.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

No poll watchers in Iowa

The local Democrat was all ready in allow UN observers to influence observe the polls in Iowa, until the Secretary of State pointed out that they can watch from 300 feet away or go to jail. And diplomatic immunity doesn't count as an excuse.

Reenactment not pictured below:

If you note in the first article, Texas also told them to go forth and multiply or spend time in jail, too.

Sad Obama Voter

At Hot Air they had a post about and a mention during the War on Bacon podcast about this article and the sad Obama voter mentioned within. And a photo caption contest for the whiner who can't sleep or workout because of the way the election is going.