Monday, May 31, 2010

I could use some house cleaning help

And people wonder why hand gun bullets fail to stop people
Now Thats A Postage Stamp

Though it has a population of just 7,000,000, Switzerland boasts over 2,000 rifle ranges.

Now if we just started converting all those golf courses we could catch up
Memorial Day

"All gave some, some gave all"

I hope those in the latter, did not give their lives, I hope they did their upmost, to make those that took their lives, pay as high a price as possible
Shoot this Magazine
Shooting in a National Park

Charging Bear Stopped

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Leftest PSH

Although his suggestion for those that do not carry have to get a permit is not a bad one, of course it would call for a new profession in Instructors, that could teach:
How to bury your head in the sand,
Where the sweetest grazing grass grows
How to "Baa"
Nike the secret to survival
Is begging an option?

Saturday, May 29, 2010

American gangs are emerging as a solemn threat to national security.
She likely felt safer with the cameras

It was said she was murdered last weekend when a crossbow bolt was fired into her head - an act captured on a CCTV camera. Detectives were also investigating whether Blamires' alleged killer ate part of her body after chopping it into pieces

Myself, I'd rather prevent the crime, than record it
Women On Target

Two years ago, Cynthia Cleland was terrified of guns and ammunition.
“culture of retaliation” at the ATF

The bullies right now are government bureaucrats who are abusing their oath and abusing the expectations of the public.”
Training is said to be booming
Mean looks will be next!

Air guns are finally to be licensed in Scotland under a new pilot announced by ministers yesterday.
Neighorhood post signs:

"Get out your guns!"
How machines guns get to the street

People steal them from the cops
So if we make it more illegal??

It would prevent this how?

Friday, May 28, 2010

Busy Weekend

I have a Utah CCW class near Indy this evening, and Ohio ccw class tomorrow, and a Personal Protection class Sunday, blogging may be light
Nikki gets her gun and blog on

Why would anybody need a gun?, she can explain it better than most
4 ft 11 in woman, beats carjacker

Something like the size of the fight in the dog, rather than the size of the dog in the fight?
Obama supports Treaty to dis-arm you

American gun owners might not feel besieged, but they should. This week, the Obama administration announced its support for the United Nations Small Arms Treaty. This international agreement poses real risks for freedom both in the United States and around the world by making it more difficult - if not outright illegal - for law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms.
Columbus Dispatch gets it wrong

Bar carry will still be off limits, and as to car carry right now we have the option of:

1. Holstered on our person
2. Stored in closed glove compartment or console
3. In a closed case in plain sight
4. locked in a case
Per Richard:

But if you firmly believe that people should have full access to guns at all times, then you have a totally different society."

Yeah a safer society than Chicago

Thursday, May 27, 2010

1911 Has a Fatal Flaw??

Most of mine are tight enough to require a punch to remove, I use a nail set, as the cupped tip won't slide off pin
FLASH: Ohio Senate passes SB239 (Restaurant & Car Carry Rules Fix) and SB247 (Restoration of Rights)

Next the house..........
End of an era

Army is moving the Tanks out of Fort Knox
Busy day

Cutting grass, and trying to get at least one of the chain saws to run, we are extending the berm, and I really need to cut some stuff out of the way, but having no luck with the Poulan Chainsaws, and one just came out of the box today

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Sheriff didn't have a gun

When all Hell broke lose
Wow 3rd How Not to do it

In "extreme CQB" it might work, but outside of that not likely
Still mad about the Alamo?

"These kinds of guns — the auto versions of these guns — they are not coming from El Paso," Head told Fox News. "They are coming from other sources. They are brought in from Guatemala. They are brought in from places like China. They are being diverted from the military. But you don't get these guns from the U.S."

Calderon, who did not explain why the Mexican homicide rate was lower in 2007 and 2008 than in 2004, also did not mention the machine guns that originate from places like China, Israel and South Africa, or the 2,239 grenades seized in 2007-09 from places like South Korea and Spain.

Whether it's drug violence in Mexico, or street violence in Chicago, the Founding Fathers wrote the Second Amendment with the wisdom of knowing that a well-armed citizenry is the best protection against both criminals and oppressive government.
FBI Crime Data Continues to Refute Anti-Gun Rhetoric

"For many years," Gottlieb observed, "anti-gunners made all kinds of wild predictions that higher rates of gun ownership and the expansion of shall-issue carry permits would leave neighborhoods awash in blood. The data proves otherwise. America should turn its back on the gun prohibition lobby and their insidious policy of victim disarmament."

Monday, May 24, 2010

We are Offering a NEW Course in August

click to read
My New Holster:

It is the Stoner Paddle Holster, with a shield,
I been wearing it today, and it's very comfortable, and more secure than any of my other paddle type holsters. I highly recommend it!
Thats one way to leave fingerprints behind
Sloppy Handling

Booger hook meets bang switch

wounds 2 with one shot
How Not To Do It II
Now That's A Big Balloon!
FBI says crime is down

Down 5.5% overall
What do you know,

Another new pair of Para's

Really can't think of to many 100 year old designs that are still that popular today
Here we go again

It's about the children

Rural children at risk too

In most of the states, if not all, you are considered an adult at 18, but this study included "children" as 19 and younger. There is a spike in firearms deaths at 15-24, ages when kids join gangs etc.

In 2006, of all children 1 to 4 years old who died from an unintentional injury, almost 30% died from drowning.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Mayor Daly offers to shoot reporter

He grabbed a rifle, held it up, and looked right at me. He was chuckling but there was no smile.
“If I put this up your—ha!—your butt—ha ha!—you’ll find out how effective this is!”
“If I put a round up your—ha ha!”
Forget the gun show loophole

It's the Police Dept Loophole

How drug dealers get full autos?
About those pictures of Mo
Assault Golf?
The Long Drug War

The weapons cache had 130 automatic rifles as well as several machine guns and grenade launchers. The soldiers also seized 12 SUVs.

Yeah they bought those at gun shows, and how about background checks on SUV's, maybe there is a car show loophole, you know............
Well not out a 14.5 barrel!

Martin Fackler, a ballistics expert, also defended the 5.56 mm round, blaming the M-4s inadequate performance on its short barrel, which makes it easier for soldiers to scramble out of modern armored vehicles.

"Unfortunately weapon engineers shortened the M-16's barrel to irrational lengths," Fackler said. "It was meant for a 20-inch barrel. What they've done by cutting the barrel to 14.5 inches is that they've lost a lot of velocity."
No Porn Down Under
Facebook Leads to Murder

Perhaps they should run background checks to prevent this?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Explosion, fire at northern NH gun factory

S&W 329 PD fractures
Unloading 101

I also recommend you rack the slide 3 times, that way if more than one round is ejected, it means you missed step one
Trigger Control: Essence of Accuracy
Another China Knife attack
Guess they only want illegal guns in DC

Could they explain how their gun laws are going to stop crime and prevent terrorists from bringing guns to DC?
It is a busy week!

Of course the 21 hours of driving to and from the annual meeting, plus all the walking etc...

Yesterday, I attended Dave Grossman's Bullet Proof Mind seminar, sponsored by the Boone County Sheriffs office these are usually limited to LE & Military, but if you ever get the chance take the time to attend,

He has co-authored a new book: The Warrior Mindset

I really hadn't had time to rest up before heading there and feeling it a bit today. later today, I'll be trying out the "FATS" system, a fellow Instructor has at his school.

Let you know how that goes

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

Yep we set a record!


SIH has more numbers
How did I miss that??

I told you it was a big show
Notes from the weekend

Need to buy an Altas, can't alway trust those google routes

Charter Arms says they will have their rimless revolver in production by summer in 40 cal, and 9 mm by fall........we will see

Seems Para USA has already out grown there new digs in Pineville and already looking for a bigger building, as of now they are working out of 2 buildings a few miles apart

It seems that 1911's and AR's are not slowing down a bit, everywhere one turned in the exhibit hall, there was somebody marketing one or the other

Mini ccw guns are popular NAA now features add on's like lazers and even a bayonet option, one company is recreating the Baby Browning, for me these are guns to back up, my back up, but they are popular

Concealment options were abundent one of the newer ones was CCW Breakaways pants that have a storage area for a handgun, not a new concept but interesting

The message, this year from Sarah Palin, to Ollie North, to Glenn Beck, to Chuck Norris, we all need to be active in the mid-term elections, we need to vote.

I need a better plan to cover the whole show, we were on the exhibt floor for a total of 8 hours, and still missed a few things, and and had to hurry past some.

Saturday morning I really meant to attend the seminar on CCW, but by a bit past noon it had slipped my mind

If you are a member you really should plan to attend a meeting, it's well worth the trip.
Freedom States Alliance lies again

Of course they don't mention Louisville or Phoenix

Could they explain how The NRA's extremist agenda controls state law?
Glenn Beck's message to the NRA: God, guns and voting

The liberals are running a bit scared

"but the NRA, the Club for Growth, the Heritage Foundation and the whole network of right-wing organizations that live to frustrate the President’s modest and moderate attempts to extend basic ideas of social justice"

How many trillion must be spent before they are no longer modest or moderate?

We are cult followers
"in light of Sarah Palin's threatening appearance before the recent NRA convention"

Gee she didn't seem threatening at all
Booger Hook on Bang Switch

Don't they teach cops to Index????
Record size meeting?

Update: Charlotte reporting 80,000 visitors

The NRA Blog shows how fast the tent comes down, and mentions 70,000 attendees, I'm sure an official number will be released later. We didn't attend on Sunday, but if it was anything like Saturday it may well have broken a record.

The NRA Meeting is more than Charlotte can handle, the Banquet was canceled as they could not find anyone that could handle the number of people that signed up.

By Sunday morning the local news outlets were reporting we had dropped about 25 million dollars into the local economy, which would be about $357 per person.

But even with the spending power we brought to the city, we didn't seem as welcome as we did in Phoenix or Louisville.

Checking into the Motel, the desk clerk told me she hoped I had left my "Six Shooters" at home, the Charlotte Observer mentioned in an editorial that they hoped we didn't shoot them, and the "No Gun" signs were displayed at the entrance to the convention center, and even my mini Swiss army knife had to be checked on Friday at the Time Warner arena.

Charlotte at least downtown is a lovely city, a nice mix of old and new, but not somewhere I'm likely to return.

I also understand the difficultly for the NRA to find places that can accommodate the sheer size of our meetings, but in the future I'll not attend unless the host city will welcome my right to carry, as well as my money

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Made it!!

The trip back took a lot less time, didn't follow the Google directions this time, been busy with calls and catching up on email, so I'll do something on the meeting hopefully tomorrow

seems Uncle got delayed by a rockslide
Heading Home

Long drive ahead

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Well the anti's showed

wasn't more than about 10

They have been pretty well limited to LE and Military training, but they are looking at ways to enter the civilian training market
View from above

By late morning it was completely packed, just by how much it filled up, and people were still rolling in at 12:30, Charlotte may well set a record
Nice new 1911, in 22lr

American Tactical Imports, is importing a full scale 1911 22lr made in Germany.

It feels, just like a real 1911, the model, on display had a sweet trigger, and I'll be ordering one soon!

GSG 1911 .22lr MSRP $359.95
I don't think we need to come back

Headline: Welcome, NRA - and please don't shoot!

The city seems a bit overwhelmed by us, we can't carry at the convention hall, and anyone visiting the Time Warner Arena, had to "check" their knife at the door.

So yeah they want our money (est. 20 million will be dropped here this weekend), but not our guns. In the future I do hope that the NRA will find venues that welcome not only our money, but our firearms as well

The number being guessed at is 70,000 will attend, wake up Charlotte, that's 70,000 of the most law abiding people in the country.

If there are any shootings in Charlotte this weekend, they will more than likely be residents of the city, and not members of the NRA

What the Observer does not know about the NRA is apparent in the article, the bias is there, the NRA has never promoted that ether "insane criminals" or 8 year olds can aquire guns.
Ray Guns!!
I realy doubt that Paul could gather 70 people

"The NRA in its fascination and worship of the Second Amendment has gone too far," Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, told reporters at the Charlotte City Club. "We have a right to be safe, too."

The NRA may not be everything to every gun owner, but they are a lot more "in touch" than Paul ever dreamed of being
She Knows it, You know it

"Don't doubt for a minute that, if they thought they could get away with it, they would ban guns and ban ammunition and gut the Second Amendment," said Palin

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Leadership Forum

Even though I was in the silver section, I didn't have enough lense with me, so the photos were from the Jumbotron
The message was clear, we all have to take part, in the upcoming elections,
New Grips

Show special $25
The New Para "Wild Bunch" 1911

Designed for the new SASS Wild Bunch Division, talked to Jim Finch of Hartley Texas, he is Para's new professional shooter for the Wild Bunch.
Wild Bunch will have 2 classes traditional and Modern, the Para Wild Bunch model, will fit ether category, and likely fit in the "Zoot Shooters" mentioned below. Most "out of the box" 1911's will fit into the modern category with a few restrictions. Which might open the sport up to those that have resisted getting in to Cowboy shooting due to the expense.
The new S&W SD9

Felt a lot like a Sigma, but while stiff the trigger was better than about any Sigma pistol I've handled, nice improvement.
New: Todd Jarrett Signature hand guard

Had a few minutes to talk to Todd Jarrett, he has faced a few delays in getting his new company up and running, but he will be producing both AR's & 1911's
Cowboys stand aside

You can dress like a gangster
Whites Rioting?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Census Turns Deadly

Home invader poses as Census worker
Good Advice on selecting an Instructor

Kenya: Bring the Gun or You'll Die,

"We'd rather commit suicide. To hand over our guns is like stripping naked.

2009 Human Rights Watch report []

Urged the government to conduct future disarmament operations in line with the provisions of the National Policy on Small Arms and Light Weapons, which calls for the underlying economic, social, cultural and political causes of gun prevalence to be addressed.

hmm not cup size.........
Over the top

A Texas third-grader came home in tears recently after she was slapped with a week’s worth of detention for possessing a contraband substance.

The substance in question: a Jolly Rancher.

More serious offenses are handled via water boarding
Not like a Day at the Range

Todd Jarrett: A Class Act
Free DVD!
Franken Guns?

Warning PSH Alert:

These rifles were not born this way. Each one has been altered, re-configured and and kill.

Savvy U.S. felons...acquire the weapons through a straw purchase. For example, someone with a clean record buys the weapon from a gun show or a sporting goods store and then sells it to a criminal on the street who then works his magic to convert it.
Yep I agree

'We should be educated'

"Firearms are not inherently good or bad," Smith said. "But if you own one, you have a legal and moral responsibility to know how to operate it.

30-year-old Melissa VanOrtwick, said she wanted to be responsible gun owner. "I think it is up to us to exercise our right to carry. .... And we should be educated."

He said people generally fall into three types: the vast majority are sheep, who do not take responsibility for their own protection by being responsible gun owners.

Wolves prey on sheep. And sheep dogs become trained to use guns when it's necessary to protect themselves or others.

Not everyone can be a sheepdog, Crane said. "Think beforehand. Figure out how or when or if you would use deadly force."
NASCAR Hall of Fame opens in Charlotte

The most difficult item to assemble at the new NASCAR Hall of Fame wasn't one of the mesmerizing touchscreens and interactive displays, but Junior Johnson's rebuilt moonshine still from yesteryear.
The problem was only solved with the help of an expert. A call was placed and Johnson, one of NASCAR's pioneers and a member of this month's first Hall of Fame class, gathered his tools, drove into town and did the job himself.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Chicago is safe now

Yeah right

Fifty-five were assault weapons, 3,335 were handguns and there were 660 fake replicas. 2 paperweights (inert gernades) No questions asked, so if any of those firearms that could be linked to a crime, they won't be now. How many of the firearms were functional? Just another media day of saying see we aren't really doing anything.

Friday, May 07, 2010

3 Gun Clinic

Got a handgun, shotgun, and a rifle, why not learn the tactical use of all 3?

For as little as $75 you can take part in an all day clinic

This clinic is a friendly introduction to MultiGun, including rules, tips, and tactics. You're welcome to attend whether you're a novice or an experienced competitor, however you do need to know how to operate all your firearms safely. Also supports the BFA, one of the leading gun rights groups!

Equipment list
Acme Ammo

Offering 5% discount and "Free Shipping" on orders of $1000, on phone orders.

They make very good quality Ammo

Controlling fear and facing danger

Getting your best weapon trained
"The enemy is denial"

Dave Grossman’s “Five D’s.”
1. Denial — Denial is the enemy and it has no survival value, said Grossman.

2. Deter — Put police officers in schools, because with just one officer assigned to a school, the probability of a mass murder in that school drops to almost zero

3. Detect — We’re talking about plain old fashioned police work here. The ultimate achievement for law enforcement is the crime that didn’t happen, so giving teachers and administrators regular access to cops is paramount.

4. Delay — Various simple mechanisms can be used by teachers and cops to put time and distance between the killers and the kids.

5. Destroy — Police officers and agencies should consider the following:

a. Carry off duty. No one would tell a firefighter who has a fire extinguisher in his trunk that he’s crazy or paranoid.
b. Equip every cop in America with a patrol rifle. One chief of police, upon getting rifles for all his officers once said, “If an active killer strikes in my town, the response time will be measured in feet per second.”
c. Put smoke grenades in the trunk of every cop car in America. Any infantryman who needs to attack across open terrain or perform a rescue under fire deploys a smoke grenade. A fire extinguisher will do a decent job in some cases, but a smoke grenade is designed to perform the function.
d. Have a “go-to-war bag” filled with lots of loaded magazines and supplies for tactical combat casualty care.
e. Use helicopters. Somewhere in your county you probably have one or more of the following: medivac, media, private, national guard, coast guard rotors.
f. Employ the crew-served, continuous-feed, weapon you already have available to you (a firehouse) by integrating the fire service into your active shooter training. It is virtually impossible for a killer to put well-placed shots on target while also being blasted with water at 300 pounds per square inch.
g. Armed citizens can help. Think United 93. Whatever your personal take on gun control, it is all but certain that a killer set on killing is more likely to attack a target where the citizens are unarmed, rather than one where they are likely to encounter an armed citizen response.
Ann's Column

"If our only defense to terrorism is counting on alert civilians, how about not bothering them before they board airplanes, instead of harassing them with useless airport "security" procedures? "
A New Product!!

Gas Proof Blanket
S&W announce new Pistol

Todays Deal

Blackhawk Tourniquet Tactical Pants $14.99!!
These were $89.99, and if you order $100 they will throw in a free pair

Thursday, May 06, 2010

We have to be on our game 110%

They only have to get lucky once
Should the American Flag Be Banned -- in America?

And we will call him Shorty

via Say Uncle
Sorry but that is a funny headline:

"Hundreds expected for 'Million Mom March' "
"The bill should be titled the Gun Owners Are Probably All Terrorists Act."

First it was the Gunshow Loop Hole

now "The Terror Gap"

"NRA chief Wayne LaPierre should be just a few frequent-flier miles short of a free ticket to Gitmo right about now."

"Deny anyone the right to buy a gun by merely claiming that he or she might be a potential terrorist or appears on some watch list."
Bradys Lose Again

Colorado State rescinds gun ban after court ruling
Cartels Partner with Convicts

So what are you going to do?, send them to prison?
5 Legal reminders if involved in a shooting

With the exception of #4, as a civilian they can't order you to make a statement
Reshaping the 22LR

New tool is said to make a more efficient hollow point

Hmm, it's a bit hard to get excited about another "new" 1911, and while I wish Remington well with the new R1 1911, I'm not sure who came up with the ideas on accessories, you have umm 2 sets of grips to chose from, and most are going to use ether Chip McCormick, or Wilson magazines, if they are at all serious, and other than being called the 1911 multi-tool, whats the purpose of it?

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Texans can now go online for CCW
29 pigs stabbed in "assault" knife attack
We Be In A Cult

Cults, loopholes, penis envy, and Columbine all in 2 paragraphs
Albany PD buying Glocks

Albany will spend nearly $46,000 to replace more than 300 Smith and Wesson 99's have the potential to misfire.

Anyone heard of S&W 99's misfiring??
The movie director yelled "action" but got more than he bargained for

Pays to call ahead
Open Carry May become Legal in Oklahoma

The Bill is awaiting the governors signature

The hits you get when Tam and Uncle both throw you a link!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Without them, we wouldn't have what we have

We have come a long way baby
Did the earth slip in rotation??
Worse of the Worse

OMG, Full autos, cop killer bullets, lions, tigers, and bears oh my!!

Well they didn't pick those up at an out of state gun show, wow that video reminds me of the early 90's all over again. Handgun rounds tearing through trauma plates, and bullet proof vest, 12 gauge slugs busting cement blocks. With the exception of the SKS, it would appear part of the "Iron Pipeline" is plumbed into law enforcement, and of traceable weapons those FA's should be the easy to trace, oh yeah it's the early 90's all over again.

30 things about Body Armour
More gun laws would not have stopped gun show suicide

Had the man purchased the gun from a dealer, he would have been required to undergo a background check, but there was no indication he was a felon or had mental health issues, which would have triggered a denial, Smith said.

And had he been denied, Smith and several others said, the troubled man would have found another way to take his life.

"The bottom line is we see so many suicides over the years, and there are any number of ways for that to happen," Smith said.
Diamond Studded AR
Nothing to see here, just move along

Pakistani Taliban appeared to claim responsibility

Shahzad is a naturalized U.S. citizen and had recently returned from a five-month trip to Pakistan, where he had a wife

Faisal Shahzad, was taken into custody late Monday while trying to board a flight to Dubai,

So there is no connection to terrorism?

Wait: here is the AG's Duh moment:

But Holder said Americans should remain vigilant.
"It's clear," he said, "that the intent behind this terrorist act was to kill Americans."

Yeah, leaving a car bomb in a public place might be "a Clue" Eric.
Boobs Hold Woman Captive for 6 Months
Double Assault Knife Attack!!

5 wounded in multi-knife attack at Target Store

Could just as well have been an armed citizen: Stopped by Off Duty Officer

Monday, May 03, 2010

Para Has a New Pistol

Saw this ad on the back of Combat Handguns Magazine:

Sorta of a "retro" 1911 for the Wild Bunch class at SASS

Tried the link it didn't work
Real Women Shoot Back
Patrick Walsh is an Idiot

He wants to reword the 2nd amendment, and seems to think he has more insight to the Founders intentions than the SCOTUS

However, this ignores the usage of the word "regulate" in which the "rule" refers to the proper operations of a device rather than to man-made laws.

George Mason, one of the Virginians who refused to sign the Constitution because it lacked a Bill of Rights, said: "Who are the Militia? They consist now of the whole people." Likewise, the Federal Farmer, one of the most important Anti-Federalist opponents of the Constitution, referred to a "militia, when properly formed, [as] in fact the people themselves."

Something that was well-regulated was calibrated correctly, functioning as expected.

The distinction between a well-regulated army and a mob is the good order and discipline of the first, and the licentious and disorderly behavior of the latter. G Washington

So the term "Well Regulated" in 1776 seems to have meant "Trained", not burdened with regulations, laws and rules.

By the way Patrick if you have all this "Training" why won't you take the responsibility to defend those you hold dear?
Gun Belts:

No Bull, if you are going to carry a reasonable sized handgun, not only do you need a quality holster, for the firearm, you also need a quality belt to hold it in the correct position. and to be able to carry it in comfort.

Ran across these at the gun show, and their online price is in line with the quality of the belt, and when they attend gun shows they feature a bit of a discounted show special

So if you are looking for a belt, check out Bull Belts

They are really heavy, and stiff, just what you need for CCW
Future Spy Planes?