Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Guide to breaking cell phone security revealed
Death Dance
How Presidents use to vacation

The favorite hunting rifle of President Theodore Roosevelt was a Winchester Model 1895 lever-action rifle in .405 caliber. It was this rifle that accompanied the former commander in chief on a 1910 safari in Africa, as well as Roosevelt’s 1915 expedition to Brazil to find the source of the Amazon River. Roosevelt used his .405 to hunt moose, bear and elk stateside, too.
Your Tax money at work

Border agents 'will adapt' to new technologies that help illegals
Wow 86% believe the terrorists will be successful in the coming year
Russia May Send Spacecraft to Asteroid

Hollywood action films "Deep Impact" and "Armageddon," have featured space missions scrambling to avoid catastrophic collisions. In both movies space crews use nuclear bombs in an attempt to prevent collisions.
Speaking of the FBI

Law Enforcement Perspective on the Use of Force
Epic Fail??

Obama is not scheduled to return to Washington until Sunday. That’s four more full days of reinforcing his image as detached, aloof, and too damned tired to tackle the jihadi epidemic with the once-hyped energy and passion of a 48-year-old Super-Agent of Hope and Change.
Michelle Malkin

Like Uncle said being the president is hard work
Idiot of the day

All over $3 in pizza toppings
9mm Self Defense Loads

Insights put their thoughts here on JHP

I have to admit, I have gone over the FBI Handgun Wounding & Effectiveness report more than once, and they found HP's only expand in the area of 55-60% of the time, I will also admit there has been a lot of design progress on HP bullets since that report was released. Now HP's work on hydraulics, fill the cavity with soft tissue fast enough and the round opens, and we have seen a number of shootings where to heavy clothing the cavity is filled, and the round fails to open, hardened bone such as the sternum, can damage the tip in that nano-second of impact that is prevents opening, so we know there are failures to perform as advertised. In recent years I have been using expanding jacket ammo that relies on impact rather than hydraulics.

When I attended LFI, Massad recommended the Federal 124 gr Jacketed +P+ LE load for 9mm for hollow points in 9mm.

What is the trade off from traditional HP's and expanding jacket?, well in a word penetration. But ether design does meet the FBI requirements of at least 12 inches in test media, most exceed it, and from various reports I've seen the expanding jacket expands 98% of the time.

The expanding jacket designs do seem to feed more reliability, across the board, they do not over penetrate. They have been getting excellent feed back from the shootings, and there was a podcast somewhere on the net, that Massad said there have been very positive results from Hornady CD round.

So look at what's out there, as we all know some ammo has been hard to get, compare various loads, make you own decisions. Also keep in mind the ammo makers can tell you what their product will do in a test medium, but organic targets are unpredictable, as to how they will react to being hit with a certain round, or how the round will perform in that particular target. As I had posted awhile back, you can hit some people with a 22 short and they will drop like a bag of hammers, and others will soak up half dozen 45's and keep coming.

So we really are back to square one, Training, it ain't the gear that will save you, only your effective use of the gear will promote that.

The human target is a complex and durable one. A wide variety of psychological, physical, and physiological factors exist, all of them pertinent to the probability of incapacitation. However, except for the location of the wound and the amount of tissue destroyed, none of the factors are within the control of the law enforcement officer.

We all at one time or another get caught up in this gun or that gun this bullet or that bullet, and rather than argue about it here on the net, we should be at the range honing our skills.

It reminds me of a young student I had about 5 years ago, he was just getting ready to turn 21, and was taking his CCW class. During a break he came up to me, and mentioned he he had noticed that I was carrying a Browning HP, he went on to explain to me, that on the net he had read that they were obsolete, and and would be ineffective at stopping somebody, and perhaps I should consider getting a Glock 19 as they were proven man stoppers.

There was a moment of silence, and I replied I won't tell him what brand of gun I have and he won't know it's obsolete, & I'll hope for best.

Critical Defense

Federal EFMJ

Corbon Power-Ball

The Mechanics of Terminal Ballistics


Surviving the 0ne shot stop myth

Of course there are Frangibles & ICCAMMO which could end up replacing both HP's and EFMJ's

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

(before it fell)

"Live Free Or Die"

Hope it's the last this year
If Your Stocks Tanked

Blame Tiger
What the Mayors want
Beyond weird
Planning for a Tactical Class

Tips on being prepared for one of those expensive gun classes.

I usually pack about a week to 10 days before I go, make a check list, and use it.
Never take one gun, always have a back-up. When I took LFI I packed 3 High Powers, my primary had an extractor go on the 2nd day. Being all the same I only had to switch out the gun, mags holster stayed the same.

For your own sake dress for the weather! Get the proper clothing, footwear etc. and be prepared for mother nature. If your toes are freezing it's hard to pay attention to the Instructor, and get what you paid for.

I also pack 3 bags, a small daily range bag, a larger bag with ammo etc, left in car. I also have a go bag with the rain suit, bottled water, snacks, bug juice, sun screen etc. Sometimes it's a bit of a hike and 2 small bags are easier than one big bag.

Also have proper mag pouches, holsters etc, if you fighting your gear, you are not going to learn anything
Trying to stuff mags in your back pocket does not work well, If it takes batteries take spares.

But to make the most of your course prepare, and plan ahead.

Franklin 300 WSM Vaminter Specifications:
BAT Machine SS Model ‘B’ action, RB/RP,
Diamond fluted boltBARTLEIN 30″ SS str. 1.25″-diam. barrel (polished) 1:16″ tw, .337 neckBAT
Machine polished aluminum trigger guard
HOLLAND recoil lug
JEWELL BR trigger set at 1.5 oz.
HARRELL’s muzzle brake
UNDERTAKER stock in Quilted Maple, clearcoatedRCR polished SS pillar bedding
LIMBSAVER recoil pad (I hate recoil)
BAT Machine SS 20moa scope base
NIGHTFORCE 30mm scope rings
NIGHTFORCE 8×32x56 NSX with NP-2DD reeticle
NIGHTFORCE angle meter
U.S OPTICS cant indicator
Columbus Dispatch says home invasion "went wrong"

Sounds like it "went right", to me
On this date 1890

Massacre at Wounded Knee, the army awarded 20 MOH's, and covered the whole thing up

Monday, December 28, 2009

Year in Review

Pretty busy, got the range finished, installed generator, got the house painted

Training didn't get to do a lot this year, Dave Grossman's Bulletproof Mind, one day at TDI, and a Defensive Knife class.

Gunwise, got a Para TTR, 3 Para pistols (the Tac-Five, the Carry 9, and a P18-9mm), a CZ75 cutaway for class, several 22's. Sold my Colt AR, my S&W 1911, and 3 of the Browning HP's, and a CZ83 cutaway so I came out about even for the year.

Business was fairly good, managed to keep the lights on, the gross good bit less than when I had an 8-5, but enough, and hopefully some of those new gun owners out there will decide they need more training.

Hope to take more classes in the coming year, you always learn something. I'd like to take a class from Ken Hackathorn if anybody hears of one in the midwest, and I'd like to make it over to Boone County Indiana for some of the training they offer.
The NRA Annual Meeting

139th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits
Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, NC
May 14 - May 16, 2010

In light of the TSA changes, I think it will be a nice drive
Americans Need To Accept Responsibility As First Responders

Resistance to violence has been redundantly proven to saves lives.
Meanwhile in the UK

DPP rejects call for change in self-defence law
Need to be PC

'Two fat ladies' banned from bingo hall"
You might have noticed

I said spilled milk is one thing, but spilled ice cream is another?

2 dead, and 2 wounded over ice cream

You might be doing more than screaming for ice cream
That's not the way to do it

Man Allegedly Shot Boy With Pellet Gun to Teach Him a Lesson
Oh Lord

Deliver us from liberals

Better to die or bury a loved one than to defend?

These are the people that wolves hunt

Several years ago I dated a very liberal minded woman, she told me more than once if someone broke in her house she just hoped they would kill her quickly, and not torture her. I told her she needed to learn to fight, but she said someone might get hurt?, I gave her pepper spray, she threw it away, as it might blind an attacker. I never could understand her mindset, we broke up shortly after that.
I've been remiss

in not adding Law Dog to my blog list

Done it's fixed
What Next For Flyers, Underwear Checks?

Ya know if it's Victoria's Secret it, might not be bad, but ifs it white briefs with skid marks it a whole different thing

Peacekeeper International is best known for making batons, but its new less-lethal projectile launcher may change that. The Guardian Eclipse is a six-shot 40mm launcher that uses air to propel projectiles such as OC powder and impact rounds. There is no muzzle flash. The launcher can be fired point of aim up to 80 feet. It has a muzzle velocity of 275 feet per second and is scaleable for distance.
Man jailed for eating rare tiger

Usually the other way around, on who is eaten
Tech Flops

I have #10
Crime rates will climb

"They have to be careful who they release back to the streets,” said Pickell. “We are told constantly they aren't releasing violent people, but this was a violent guy."

Thousands of inmates being released early, unlikely to get jobs as Walmart Greeters, so the drop we have seen is going to be doing a 180
Janet Napolitano without makeup

So what's the point of all those names on a list?
Crime Rates

Which is good news, until you know only around 60% of the police depts. report to the FBI, none of Chicago's numbers are on there. Don't relax, it's a simmering pot, and could go into boil anytime once the benefits run out.
It also seems everyone is impressed how much the murder rate has dropped, but remember if you get medical help pretty quick your chances of survival go way up, note the very small drop in Aggravated Assaults, and those go under reported.
Murder is not the way to measure crime rates, but assaults are. Bullet wounds that would have killed you 20 years ago are survivable today, providing you can get medical treatment fairly quickly.

As soon as the divorce is final they are going to get remarried?
Susan Boyle/Peeping Tom

I like this quote:
Police can now be at her home in West Lothian, Scotland, in minutes if she presses the alarm.

At least the police admit it will take them minutes to get there, while she may only have seconds, and that only if she has time to press alarm, William Wallace is spinning in his grave.
On this Date in 1945

Congress officially recognized the Pledge of Allegiance

Sunday, December 27, 2009

On this Date

In 1979, Soviet forces seized control of Afghanistan. President Hafizullah Amin, who was overthrown and executed, was replaced by Babrak Karmal.

Well they thought they had control, they held the cities, but little else.

Saturday, December 26, 2009


If you are one that finds weapons handling on TV and in the movies laughable, you'll love this movie.

The plus was it was only $5 at Wally World

Also in the special features section there is a focus on Para pistols, it may be be a bit dark but it was funny.
Spilled Milk is one thing,

Spilled Ice Cream is something else
You just never know

Vermont Man Stabbed While Trying to Help at Car Accident
Speaking of Books

If you carry you might want to read this book

Into the Kill Zone tells readers about how police officers are trained to use their firearms, what happens when cops find themselves face-to-face with dangerous criminals, the excruciating decisions they have to make to shoot or to hold their fire, and how they deal with the consequences of their choices.

FREE Classic Shooting Books for Christmas

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FREE Classic Shooting Books for Christmas

History of long range shooting

MOH Winner, Most-Decorated Soldier Passes

Hero Lost

MOH Winner, Most-Decorated Soldier Passes

Wounded 14 times
Legal Defense

Ohio Concealed Carry Defense Services

Something you might want to check out
Hey, They Are Shields!

Hogwood said he will let Smith keep the dented badge as a souvenir.
Let'm suck mud
Predators Like this should just be hanged

Animals like this do not need to live

When you want to play "Ma Bell", and reach out and touch someone

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Hope You All Have A Great Christmas!!
Best Wishes
English Food Risky

UK diners sign waiver
In the words of Clint Smith:

"You can say 'stop' or 'alto' or use any other word you think will work but I've found that a large bore muzzle pointed at someone's head is pretty much the universal language."
Good Advice

Shooting Outside The Box
The End is indeed near
When the only person in the room with a gun is the bad guy,

lots of good people are going to die.

After all, carrying a gun in New York City is a criminal offense, and the terrorists wouldn't want to get in trouble with the law, would they?
Get A Grip

If you have not tried the total-contact, thumbs-forward grip, you owe it to yourself to try it and see if it works for you.
Why Switzerland Has The Lowest Crime Rate In The World
Catherine Zeta-Jones flashes her boobs

Yeah, I knew that would get your attention
Today in History

Kit Carson was born in 1809

The war of 1812 Offically ended in 1814

The KKK was formed in 1865


Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower was appointed supreme commander in 1943

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

An armed man in a wheelchair took five hostages

and he has a 5 lb vest bomb?

Interesting to see how it plays out

1/24/09 7:15 Ended peacefully, 3 hostages-no bomb
I thought the trial was a terrorist attack
A twist on Drive bys

Shooter stays in place shoots passing cars

United Nations & IANSA Global Gun Control Agenda Revealed

United Nations & IANSA Global Gun Control Agenda Revealed
So this guy walks into a diner
Islamberg deserted
LA Police Gear Sale

Not in time for Christmas 10% off

type in Holiday to get discount

Ohio ccw class 5 guns, 5 students

Sig 357 Glock (model 31?) did well although it was getting to him by the time he qualified with the sharp recoil, but he did pass the qualifier by 1 shot. He did seem to be rethinking his choice of calibers.

Dan Wesson Switch barrel shot well, once we got his finger to index (he could shoot just poor safety habits) We did seem to get the point across about the importance of indexing.

Ruger P95 The guy had the gun sights jacked to the right, as he was gripping the gun in a fashion that he was taking the recoil on the first thumb joint, instead of the "V' of his hand. While I tried to show him a proper grip, he seemed to indicate he knew more about it.

Auto-Ordnance 1911 Well it was a combo of ammo, gun, and magazine malfunctions, with a bit of a ridge between the ramp and the barrel, a number of failures to feed, the ammo was from Georgia Arms?, seemed to not want to feed, and the mags were crap, I loaned him my Kimber but he used his mags, and it was better but not great, he did shoot well, and at the end of range time, I used a Wilson Combat, and some factory ammo, 1st round didn't want to go into battery, but once it was loaded ran well, I think a bit of polishing , good ammo, and a couple of good mags it would be a decent pistol. He did manage to shoot a 100% on the qualifier despite the malfunctions

Interarms StarFire 9mm, student had a lot more hand than gun, and we encountered feed problems with 2 different brands of ammo, I loaned him a Browning HP, and he improved with the first shot.With the longer sight radius, and bigger grip, he was rethinking his choice for CCW. As I recall the guns were pretty highly rated back in the 90's.

All in all it was a long 2 hours in the snow, and cold and dampness. We usually do not get this number of gun problems, or as many trips back to the classroom to get loaners or ammo or mags, to keep everyone running, Jim was able to keep those that were shooting going while I ran for stuff. But I suppose with 2 Instructors, and 5 students we were able to take the time to get them squared away, and send them in the right direction, by the end of the day. We only have 12 hours to train them, and really work to get them thinking about their choices, even the guy with the Ruger admitted he needed to work on his grip so I guess we made progress

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Back to the Basics

Master the basics and you've got it, course Todd Jarrett, said it took him around a 1,000,000 rounds to do that.
SigArms P2009 9mm
Lack of concern for the facts

Of course that is nothing new
Well if you want attention take your clothes off
Dingoes force Fraser Island camp closures

They make loads for that too, back in 94 we had a pack of dogs running near here, after killing 3 with an AR the rest of the pack moved out of the neighborhood
On this date

In 1944, during the World War II Battle of the Bulge, U.S. Brig. Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe rejected a German demand for surrender, writing "Nuts!" in his official reply.

sorta like saying "Up Your's" today

Monday, December 21, 2009

So this is global warming??

Big freeze kills at least 80 across Europe
Maybe because there are armed citizens???
This will go over well

"Time to Eat the Dog: The Real Guide to Sustainable Living"
That's what my cat would do

if he had a thumb
The "R" in NRA

The Article refers to the "R" standing for hunting rifle, not so much, the men who formed the NRA in 1871, did it for marksmanship training, as they felt they had seen dismal performance during the Civil War. The Training involved around training of military type weapons of the era.

Just like everything else weapons have envolved, but now we are limited to civilian semi autos that happen to look like military weapons

H/T to Uncle
Mom Now World Record Holder

Stacey is the smallest woman in the world to give birth.
More than one way to kill a cat
Our Version of Torture

Their Version of Torture
Are you Cool?
Coming to a city near you?

Scotland Yard Warns London of Possible Mumbai-Style Attack

I am pretty sure if they try it here it will be New York, Chicago, Washington DC, LA. somewhere where the citizens are not armed. These guys hate failure, it makes London a good choice as only a small % of the cops have guns.
People are weird

Glue a cat to the road?
Did 'Jihadi cool' lure 5 Americans?

Friday, December 18, 2009

Police Kill One Of Their Own
I thought voyeurism was illegal

So this guy is facing charges with being naked in his own house, shouldn't she be arrested for being a peaking tom?

I mentioned the dangers of TV's

Watch out for Remotes too
Slushville Gang?

Dozens of students attack officer
court system he described as too lenient and often dysfunctional.

Refreshing they didn't blame the gun, but the system.

H/T to Uncle
Rough Week

Last Friday and Saturday conducted a PPOTH class in less than ideal conditions, and that wore me out

Sunday got a call that a friend and fellow Shooter/Instructor had passed

Then this morning found another had come very close to meeting the reaper, but is expected to recover
Withdrawal? Not Today
Free the Seals!

"Men sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -George Orwell

We cannot expect them to read the Miranda Rights, or treat the enemy with kid gloves, war by it's nature is violent, and people get hurt, and die. If one is unwilling to Man Up and deal with the enemy, in a way they will understand, then one may as well surrender. Do not send men into harms way unless you are willing to fully stand behind them and with them.
Yeah, that will work
Get a roomy trunk if you travel
Gold may not be good for you

just keep buying ammo

Thursday, December 17, 2009

So we have had Global warming for awhile

Monument lifted from Cleopatra's underwater city

Since it wasn't underwater when she lived there
At least he saved the bullets for himself
4th Gen Glock
Gangs more deadly than some terrorists
How to Cheat

If Tiger had only known
Check the rims!

Seems some Speer ammo was made with missing case rims
Connecticut just got lucky
British Sterling Sporter

Own a WWII Legend (pointed out post WWII but still cool)
A gun can trick people into committing crimes

Of course that's a Liberal viewpoint
Poll Difference

AP-GfK Poll

Rasmussen Reports
Old enough to know better

No reason a 12 year old is not taught gun safety
Russian Tanks


Suicide pills for Christmas presents

ELDERLY couples are buying each other suicide kits as Christmas presents
Ghosts, masturbation and weird findings

Even covers removing leechs from eyeballs

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

If you charge police with a meat clever you are going to get shot
Change of Heart??

Well it is Christmas Time after all
10 Ugliest Web sites Of The Decade
Making the decision to carry

However, my advice to anyone who is considering the use of a firearm -- or
any potentially deadly weapon -- is to be absolutely certain you've made the
mental commitment to use that weapon if and when the time comes. If you're not
willing to use it, then you shouldn't be carrying it.

"The Original North Pole"

Seems it was in Ohio
Arrow in the Butt
Todays Quote:

Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.... We've been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. Well, if no one among us is capable of government himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? All of us together, in and out of government, must bear the burden. The solutions we seek must be equitable, with no one group singled out to pay a higher price. — Ronald Reagan
Age should not be a factor in attack

This appears to be extreme CQB, if the officer had to make contact with Taser, it was close less than arms length. Mentally ill people do not reason, and cannot be reasoned with, once the scissors came out all bets were off. A 62 year old can kill just as dead as a 26 year old.

Ignorance abounds in comments section/ I left a couple of comment 3 days ago, they didn't post thme

61 year kills roomate
NRA members smarter than newspaper writers

Well really we knew that already
Blackwater in Colombia?
Europe Needs to Cast USA Aside Before It Is Too Late
Russian Dogs go Green

Careful what you eat
Liberals remove faked PM assassination shot

Butter at the Pole

100 year old butter found in Antarctic
On Dec. 16, 1773,

The Boston Tea Party took place as American colonists boarded a British ship and dumped more than 300 chests of tea overboard to protest tea taxes.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Just when you thought you had heard it all:

'popcorn lung'

If I eat 10 boxes of chocolate covered cherries every day, can I sue the maker if I get sick?
President Obama said Tuesday that home insulation "is sexy,"

Now those of us who did, get to pay for those that didn't

I will say installing insulation will give you an itch, but it ain't sexy
Speaking of Global Warming

It appears that The Philippines are going to add as much if not more than most major industrial countries.
They will fit right in

Next thing you know they will be Aldermen
We haven't seen the worst of it

When I was pretty young my dad had a falling block 25 rimfire, yeah it was old even then, he even still had a small amount of ammo for it, it also never seemed to miss. It was a firearm that fired the imagination of an 8 year old. It seemed heavy, but I could see it being a Buffalo gun, or carried by a calvary trooper. It wasn't the gun I learned on, but it was always there.

Savage has one similar to it in 22. lr.

Funny I'm the gun guy in the family but didn't get any of the family firearms, but I may have to check this one out. It would just be a "for fun" gun
In the UK loud sex will get you arrested
Corporate Giant sues teenager paying for college

Here if they don't have direct TV, it's considered cruel and unusual punishment, over there they just kill you one way or another.
Hunter takes Elk

In Ohio?

Blue Jean ad brings complaints


On Dec. 15, 1791, the Bill of Rights went into effect following ratification by Virginia.
I'm usually up at 5am

today it was after 7, I missed Caleb on Fox

Video posted

Sailor Curt did catch it
Not a Good Idea

Armed teens tried to carjack officer

Monday, December 14, 2009

Flat Screen TV's need to be banned!!

See I said it

The stranded hunters barely made a blip, but a couple of idiots decide to climb Mt Hood with a storm approaching make the headlines. I do hope them the best.
When only the Government has guns
One more try

Chiappa 1911-22

30 rounds Remington Golden Bullet, it is starting to group, 1 misfire, that was a light strike, fired 2nd try.

The trigger is it goes from very hard, to slightly less hard, and most everything went to the right, due to the extra trigger pressure, also now at less than 100 rounds the slide is showing wear from rubbing frame. Even the cat looks displeased
Guess he really didn't want to go to jail

Had his fingertips removed??
I thought at first

that they were serious

Of course I understand it hits like a 50 BMG ;-}

Someone just pointed out trigger guard was to small to insert finger, that's to prevent accidental discharges

Uncle has more
Now that's a surprise!

I also picked up a Cimarron Plinkerton, with both 22lr and 22 Magnum cylinders, I really bought it for the price, seems in shipping the barrel had gotten a slight scuff, and he was selling it for $125, so even though I don't have a lot of use for a single action revolver, I thought why not?, Besides I do like 22 mags! It shot better one handed than the more expensive pistols did two handed.

I also decided to give the Sig Mosquito another chance, this time with Remington Golden Bullets,

I also tried the Chiappa again from a pistol rest this time with the Golden Bullet (10rds)

The Sig did better still it's a stiff trigger, The Chiappa trigger is really hard , and even with the rest the results were not pretty. no malfunctions with ether one.
Well that's good news!

Pelosi's Vocal Cords Give Out

To bad they will heal
Quick comparison:

S&W 22A 30 rounds Remington Thunderbolts Purchased new $229
no failures

Chiappa 1911-22 30 rounds Remington Thunderbolts Purchased new $299
3 failures to feed, one misfire (that fired 2nd time it was loaded)

Sig Mosquito 10 rounds Remington Thunderbolts Purchased used $279
one failure to extract

All shots at 7 yds, I shot the Sig first, then alternated between the Smith and the Chiappa, I had a bit of difficulty in keeping the Chiappa on target before the trigger break, that I fired the second mag from the bench. It was cold damp and breezy, so an extended test may have to wait. As I said in the earlier post I would expect the $300 Chiappa 1911 to perform at least as well as the Smith that is $70 cheaper. I did expect better out of Sig.

More here & here
Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

of Obama's Latest Big Brother Plan
Chiappa 1911 22lr

Picked one up this weekend

To say the least I'm under impressed

The Firearm blog covered it awhile back

The one I picked up came with 3 mags, and with the current ammo costs thought perhaps it would make a good trainer, being near the same costs of a starter Ruger or Browning ($300) I did expect reasonable quality. It is not a 1911, although resembles one, it is a fixed barrel, the recoil rod (plastic) sits in a hole in the frame, and pressure from the recoil spring keeps the slide release in place, with the recoil rod acting as a detent. The trigger was hard, not sure weather it can be smoothed or lightened, I would guess the final break would be around 10 lbs.
The dimensions are slightly smaller than a standard 1911 so it is a bit floppy in the holsters I use.
I've only run one magazine of Winchester standard Vel. ammo and had 2 failures to eject( although manual states one should use ammo at least at 1066fps).
The overall impression in handling take down, and firing was the gun is chinzey, something I would expect in a gun under $200 (Like a Jennings or Lorcin). I have S&W 22A's that I paid $229 for new that are much better quality.

I'll try to get to range today and test a bit more, but overall, if Chiappa wants to sell this gun at this price they need to up the quality. I wouldn't recommend it.
Dog biting man, Not news

Woman stabbing dog is news
Woods' wife says 'it's over'

Lord I hope so, I'm tired of hearing about it, and oh BTW Michael Jackson is still dead
Toyota & Incest
Obviously, these people are not all terrorists.

Might as well go after all the amendments, why settle for taking just one?
Looking for a video

Ultimate Survivors - Winning Against Incredible Odds (1991)

It is a VHS Tape

I've checked Google, Ebay, Gunbroker etc

W.Va. deputy's gun explodes in his hand

Now they suspect it may be the Glock

Friday, December 11, 2009

Kansas City Shootout

Video here

I have to wonder about: Dozens of shots from two veteran Kansas City officers

They need to learn to shoot
Excuse me

But what was her husband doing?

I mean at 9 months along you usually wouldn't go "Hands ON" with someone
Judges and Lawyers cannot be "Friends"
Only Criminals have guns at school
Never know who's at the door
Report on improved Gun Laws

But do not rest on your laurels, there is plenty more to be done
1911 Officially Back

Instead of the M1911, it's now the M45
This Is News?

“Home-based terrorism is here,” said Janet Napolitano, the homeland security secretary, in speech this month in New York. “And like violent extremism abroad, it is now part of the threat picture that we must confront.”

We knew, you are just getting around to admitting it.
President Stolen

Don't get your hopes up, it wasn't ours
What became known as The Greatest Generation

On this date 1941, Germany and Italy declared war on the United States; the U.S. responded in kind.

Not sure we have what it takes today

Really not a surprise when you consider they comprise former SEALS, and SF'ers, as the majority of their contractors
"Bat Masterson," has passed on

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I Hope He Wins!
What's with Food assaults?

Woman pours a pot of boiling grits onto her sleeping boyfriend.

Woman accused of hitting man with raw steak

Sarah Palin attacked with tomatos

Man assaults girlfriend with burger
Maybe a slug?

I guess they don't have a clue in Hawaii, I mean I've heard of Shot Shells, Slugs, Sabots, but never heard of a Shotgun Bullet.
Obama miffs Norwegians

Well I'm glad we are not the only ones
Cops question 'accidental' shooting

I would too, half a dozen rounds ?

If it did indeed discharge 6 rounds, it's a crap-O-matic or a Jennings

Afterwards it ran outside and hid in a woodpile
It's Cold!

Now that winds are now down in the 25 MPH range, proceeded to the range to check the canopy, it withstood this storm as it did last year when the gusts were at 80, even with the extra sidewalls up to deflect wind. Wanted to wait to put the target backers up till the storm was over,
I use Corrugated Plastic Sheeting, cut in 2x4 foot sections, and using the cordless drill they went up fairly fast, but I was throughly cold by the time I got done.
I like the plastic as it last longer than cardboard, and it does not warp up like cardboard when it gets wet
More opinion on upcoming civil war
Own a Browning HP?

Want to know when it was made?
Checks still brisk

November 2009 among top 10
Arizona snowstorm rescuers 'won't let stranded hunters die'

25-30 Hunters are stranded in the wilds, some are prepared, it appears some are not, now 25-30 people missing does not make headlines in US?, Why because they are hunters?

If you had a couple of idiot mountain climbers stranded it would make national news
The male version of the cougar is a “rhino”.

Why you ask? “because the specimen is more often than not both horny AND ugly.”

The act of using a glass as a weapon, in this case, as a defensive weapon
Drinks cost woman her legs

Speaking of legs:

Men's love affair with leggy women is a myth

They didn't ask me

Jamaica Deploys 700 Police Officers as Island Nears Record Number of Killings

Seems they have pretty tight gun control laws

Compare by population Jamaica 2,780,132 (July 2007 est.) Over 1600 Homicides
USA over 300 million around 14,000 Homicides (2008 FBI UCR)

So we have over 100 times the population, but only 10 times the homicides, with "lax" gun laws.
I would also doubt that there are very many homicides caused by self defense in Jamaica, while in the US it is estimated that about 11% are self defense or legal intervention (Source Stopping Power: Why 70 Million Americans Own Guns by:J. Neil Schulman) and as a side note in 2006 I tracked the results of every homicide in Cincinnati Ohio there were 89, 9 were deemed self defense, and that results in slightly over 10%
So Jamaica like England both have higher violent crime rates with strict gun control, than the US with it's "Lax" gun controls.
Sitting on the Dock

On this day In 1967, singer Otis Redding, 26, and six others were killed when their plane crashed into Wisconsin's Lake Monona.
The Nobel

December 10th, 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, for helping mediate an end to the Russo-Japanese War.

Some got it for what they really did, and well today some get it for what they might do
Common Sense:

If you set something on fire, and put it in your mouth, it could be hazardous to your health

Now where did I leave my lighter?
Mother Nature Subject to Government Control?
Soros: Finance gap could 'wreck' climate talks

We can only hope

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Holster Fit

Now for me paddles work pretty well, can't do inside the pants, with my height even a small gun digs in. But not all paddles work, I have found with the full size hi cap Paras that the Blackhawk Sherpa works the best, But the Commanders, and HP's work well in the Stoner paddle very well.
Exploding Chewing Gum ??
On this date 1854:

The Charge Of The Light Brigade
by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Memorializing Events in the Battle of Balaclava, October 25, 1854 Published 12/09/ 1854
Half a league half a league, Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death Rode the six hundred: 'Forward, the Light Brigade!

Charge for the guns' he said: Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred.

'Forward, the Light Brigade!' Was there a man dismay'd ?

Not tho' the soldier knew Some one had blunder'd:

Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do & die,

Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred.

Cannon to right of them, Cannon to left of them, Cannon in front of them

Volley'd & thunder'd; Storm'd at with shot and shell,

Boldly they rode and well, Into the jaws of Death,

Into the mouth of Hell Rode the six hundred.

Flash'd all their sabres bare, Flash'd as they turn'd in air Sabring the gunners there,

Charging an army while All the world wonder'd:

Plunged in the battery-smoke Right thro' the line they broke;

Cossack & Russian Reel'd from the sabre-stroke,

Shatter'd & sunder'd. Then they rode back, but not Not the six hundred.

Cannon to right of them, Cannon to left of them, Cannon behind them

Volley'd and thunder'd;

Storm'd at with shot and shell, While horse & hero fell,

They that had fought so well Came thro' the jaws of Death,

Back from the mouth of Hell,

All that was left of them, Left of six hundred.

When can their glory fade? O the wild charge they made!

All the world wonder'd. Honour the charge they made! Honour the Light Brigade,

Noble six hundred!