Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ruger has a Scout Rifle

Gunsite Scout

Mike Bane has a report on it after he tested it

Sometimes it just the way it reads

Man Accused Of Robbing Bank With Child

My first thought was,"That's scarier than if he used a gun"

I didn't know that Taurus has a Polymer Revolver

At 18 ounces I'll bet its a hand full with +P loads

Nearly Side Swiped

UN gets in on ammo shipping Regs

Beaten with a brick

Not a good idea to take a BB gun to a home invasion

Rather be hunting

Girls Basketball Team ends practice to go hunting

"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks." - Thomas Jefferson


"The perception of safety is always going to be at odds with the reality of it," Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck

The reality is the world is a dangerous place, be prepared 

Big Gun Porn

8.5 inch Mortar in action

The type of gun private citizens could buy in the 1700's

No Alvin the solution is not that tough

the 2nd is not about hunting or target shooting

A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

In modern english might look more like this:
A trained and well equipped people being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be messed with
The Constitution preserves the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation where the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.
A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained in arms, is the best most natural defense of a free country.
James Madison
"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)
So Alvin, be very careful with that which you want to modify

Stun guns the same as Firearms

in Russia

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Goat Sucker killed

in Kentucky

Really though, just what the heck is it?

Police fatalities jump 37 percent

In 2010

Over/Under self defense

Seems Mossberg is introducing an O/U for home defense under the Maverick line

Price seems to be around $400, I'd think a pump would be more effective, at a lower cost.

CZ has a new auto loader, the 712 for about $50 more, would in my opinion work a lot better
For long gun self defense, I keep the CAR-15 ready, but my closest neighbor is well over 300 yards away, and the exterior walls, and some of the interior walls are 1 foot thick, solid brick construction.
For urban dwellers a SG is likely a better choice

Reminder about the "RULES"

Now, here’s the hard part: after shooting, always take your finger off the trigger, and place it back alongside the frame.

I do see that once the slide locks back they still have finger curled around the trigger, a lot, and I keep reminding them to index.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sig 50 BMG


Not a Clue

U.S. intelligence chief draws blank on London terror plot

Why is his not updating?

Oops! Internet Explorer could not find

Oops! Internet Explorer could not find

I keep trying to go to his blog, but when I click on it I get this??

Cat Folded

He as most cats do likes boxes

Cold wind a blowing

So after I got the Smith back together, I cleaned the Para LTC, and the Springfield 45, and 5 Browning Buck Marks, 3 Smith and Wesson 22A's, and a High Standard revolver.

More to clean tomorrow......

Silly Things We Do

I decided that my SW1911PD needed a good cleaning, so I field stripped it and cleaned it, no problem so far, for the life of me I could not get it back together. Everything was fine except I couldn't get the bushing over the full length guide rod.  So after fighting it for a while I decided to put a smaller guide rod in, and it went together, but the plug has an open front, test fired one shot, and have what you see below:
Ok that was different, first 1911 I've owned that I assembled the entire upper, then put it on the frame, tricky but can be done. In attempting to reassemble in the normal matter, could not clear recoil rod.

MP5s and Mini-14s are heavy weapons

To counter a Mumbai type assault in the Big Apple

Sounds like a spray and pray defense

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Santa Stopped by early

GSG 1911 22lr

Range report when it gets at least a tad bit warmer

Upside it feels just like a standard 1911 Goverment, and fit the holster

Downside, only came with one magazine

Friday, December 17, 2010

850 rounds non stop

Cop Gun Loophole

One way bad guys get guns, they steal them

From an email

In 2011, we'll have both Groundhog Day and the State of the Union address occur on the same day.

As Air America Radio pointed out, "It is an ironic juxtaposition of events; one involves a meaningless ritual in which we look to a creature of little intelligence for prognostication,

 while the other involves a groundhog."

Blackwater, Xe, whatever....

Has new owners

It ain't over until its over!

The fat lady has not sung yet

1 of 100

Wilson Combat to Offer Contemporary Classic 1911

Photo & Video here and only $3995

Full Auto

Glock 18 video

It was A Firefight!

Jewelry Store Owner kills 3 in armed robbery

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

New Grips Arrived

Top to bottom, Smith and Wesson 1911 Esmeralda Cocobolo half checkered, Para LTC Esmeralda Cocobolo half checkered, Kimber Stainless II VZgrips

The Smith needed new bushings as the old ones came out with the screws, so I put stainless bushings in, and used hex head stainless screws, the Para got the fancier screws from VZ

But I thought Chicago was

a gun range

Greasy Grass Battle Flag

Up for auction

I can think of better ways to spend a few million

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

If you want a "4" in the caliber

You should just make it a 45 ACP

"Police departments around the country are finding that the .40 calibers aren't as effective if an unfortunate incident occurs and they're forced to have to use their weapons," Rutherford said. "[The larger caliber] is safer for the deputies and for the public if the unthinkable happens and we have to do what no one wants to have to do."

The .45 ACP automatic pistol cartridge has been considered one of the best defensive handgun rounds for the past 100 years.

Seems its hard to improve on things John M Browning designed

Funny, we teach this in our basic ccw course

Increasing Gunfight Survival

O3A3 rebuilds

Aim has them

The sand colored stock is a bit different, they also have green, and one left in Walnut

Blue Bloods

Tom Selleck's new show on CBS

I really thought last Friday's show was interesting, in that Selleck nails a police captain that as he put it has been "cooking the books", by downgrading the seriousness of the crimes taking place, and well it makes you wonder how much of that really takes place in the real world.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Ohio Gun Bills Could Reach House Floor Soon

If successful, the rarely-used procedural move would avert committee action on the bills and send them straight to the House floor. The vote could come within days.

What the hell was he thinking?

Fugitive sets himself on fire

If they can’t master stress,

even the very best marksman may miss — and die.

Shoot IDPA, attend the Bullet Proof Mind seminar, read ON Combat, jump out of airplanes, these all help you learn to deal with stress

SASS Shoots

In Hotel

20 Miniature Weapons

No need for the 2nd Amendment?

I'd think that his statement about Rambo movies explains it all

Might as well get rid of the 4th, 5th, and that pesky 1st amendment don't ya think?

2 views of Palin's Alaska

There is something powerful about a woman shooting a gun.

Then there is this:

A Republican goes hunting and thankfully doesn't shoot anybody in the face

Police intereacting with CCW holders

They will be angry if you prone them out, spread eagle them against a wall

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Speaking of being alert

Tam's safety tip

Today we had our first factory squib load,(UMC) the primer fired, the powder did not. We also had a factory (WWB) 380 auto, round had the bullet nearly buried in the case, right out of the box, making a very small but effective pipe bomb, lucky that the case was so budged out it wouldn't chamber

Check That Ammo!!
Speaking of Winchester White Box ammo.
In Oct. one of my students found 2 rounds of 40 S&W in a box of 9mm 115 gr FMJ's The box was sealed when he arrived, and he did not bring any other ammo with him other than 3 boxes of 9mm.
In November, a student reported he had found 2 rounds of .380 in a box of 9mm.

Update: the squib load of UMC was from an older box, that had not been stored in the best conditions

From an email

Ever wondered why it is that the conservatives are called the "right" and the liberals are called the "left."

Then by 'chance' stumbled upon this verse in the Bible:

Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV)

"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left."

Shoot in Living Color

Colored Bullets

NJ Self Defense


Right to bear sharp pointy things

But the problem is with the knife wielder, not the knife itself

Almost of Gods critters have knifes, so should we

Girls With Guns

Small company caters to ladies

So how many were License holders?

or were they all just thugs with guns?

Not Recommended

Friday, December 03, 2010

Disney Town not immune from violence

Celebration Florida, one homicide, and a stand off with police that ends in suicide, all in one week.

How about a Car show Loophole?

Seems theres a pipline of stolen vehicles going to Mexico

If you are Christmas shopping for a 1911 owner

It's hard to go wrong with something from Esmeralda

"There will be Blood in the Streets"

If CCW is passed

Like we haven't heard that before

Locked & loaded in Wisconsin

Really love Auric Gold's response:
"But first, as a gun instructor, if people hire me with the expectation that I will be able to share some knowledge and improve their proficiency with a firearm and enhance their ability to survive a bad situation, I cannot simply be "adequate" with a gun. I have to be good. As good as I can possibly become. I owe it to them, because while I may be fortunate and never need a gun to protect myself or others, I can neither predict nor control the circumstances I will find myself in, or that of any person who comes to me wanting to become more proficient with a firearm or to enhance their personal and household security."

Now that is an Instructor with the right attitude!

2 pro gun bills hang in the balance in


Hostage incident shows weakness of gun laws

Writer makes good points concerning Wisconsin's weak gun laws

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Chuck Norris

is now a real Texas Ranger (honorary)

Gun Porn

Firearms, with a twist

So you are saying it's the system, not the guns?

"That he was able to regain his freedom so quickly was largely due to plea bargains, concurrent sentences, credits for good behavior behind bars and other procedures that grease the prison system’s revolving door for gun offenders. "

Thats Refreshing

Not the way to get a raise

"Low Powered" hunting rifle?

NJ Suspect

Throws Police K9 into oncoming traffic

New Jersey must really suck

Last week, Camden was named the second most dangerous city in the country by a national survey.

Well it appears the city will have half as much police protection soon
They may make #1 yet!!!

A whole Passle of KaBooms

A gathering of blown up firearms

Training Center Threatened With Closure

The did everything right, went to zoning, got the proper permits, built a safe range, and jumped through all the hoops, now the neighbors wanted them shut down, because they do not want those type of people (law abiding persons taking courses) in their neighborhood.

So In New York City

If you stay away (avoidance) from illegal drugs you really lower your odds of being shot.

Another pack of lies

In New Jersey

Governor asked to pardon

man convicted of legally owning guns

How do Escaped Convicts get guns?

they take them away from cops

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Interesting numbers on the

Federal Deficit

New Colt, is Canadian

 Well at least new to me, my very first AR was a CAR-15 built on an E&A lower, it was stolen in 04, and I missed that rifle very much,

New Holster

A new Stoner paddle, ordered it be sewed snug, so I'm still fitting it too the gun

Minnesota Gun Debate


Heather seems to think teachers would be unable to defend the students, and she sights safe storage as a prevention measure to stop school shooting.

The punk at Red Lake murdered his Grandfather, to gain acess to the firearms he took to school 2005.

Monday, November 29, 2010

So what do you do for 12 hours?

From an email:

"Well the class was everything you said and less.  I was really frustrated. I was made the range officer and told not to teach anything. There were a few new shooters that really needed some one on one and I had 30 plus others to watch out for at the same time, class totaled 62 I had them all in 2 shifts. The class was pretty much "the booklet". He said that people did not need or want to know about guns, gun parts, how guns worked, different ammo, or how to shoot, other than keep it pointed downrange and shoot 100 rounds. Yes the money is and would be nice but I don"t think I want my name connected to that.  Thanks for the info and advice"

Gee as instructors I thought we were suppose to cover all that stuff, like gun parts, and you know like how to shoot, you know knowledge, skills etc., and I can't help but ask how can one guy keep 30 shooters safe? I have found over the years, that people, at least most really do want to know about these things before they carry a gun.

The New XM25 Battle Rifle


25mm grenade launcher, a 25mm Grenade is not all that big of a payload, and at $35,000 each, it should go out, hunt, and kill terrorists all by itself.

Can't see the forest for the trees

So blame the NRA

Chicken Little mentally

Require registration and annual inspection of every gun


Barky thinks the idea has merit

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Deal Alert

Clint Smith Videos 50% off until the 28th

Coupon Code: trsale

Better to go out standing

than on your knees begging

Rifle Barrels only last

6 seconds

The Old Man is Gone

What can I say about Art? 

He was one of the more unusual cats I've met, and I suppose I was his human. That's the way it is with cats you don't adopt them, they adopt you. He looked a lot like a Maine Coon cat, his long fur making him appear bigger than he was.

When I met Lady D in 2001, she had Art, and Alf, at that time he was a bit more than physco, just walking into the same room with him would freak him out. He moved here in 2002 and within a couple of months not only did he settle in, but he settled down,  It seemed that the quiet of the country agreed with him more that the city he had moved from.

By 2003 he had matured, and he took on the roll of guardian, whenever one of the dogs got a bit pushy, he would come flying from where ever he was at the time, he would always place himself in harms way to protect. His hair fluffed out his back arched giving the appearance of a cat much larger than he was. One night he backed the Doberman all the way in the fireplace which did have a fire going, and the dog gave ground until her butt started burning, then she only wanted to escape. In 06 the Rotti went after one of the cats, and Art leaped up and wrapped himself around her head like a coon skin cap, till she gave ground. It was a sight watching the dog trying to shake loose that bundle of fur with an attitude.

He would do the same when the other cats had disagreements, putting himself between the aggressor, and the victim, until things calmed down, He just seemed to prefer harmony over chaos.

In 2005 he began following us down to the range and would hang out with us while we were shooting, and what I mean by hangout he would sit on the shooting bench, by 2006  he would go with the classes when they were shooting, only the Instructor classes, not the beginner or CCW classes, somehow he knew the difference.
He would get up on the backstop and walk around right behind the target rack, or be weaving his way the length of the benches. Or perhaps just off to the side, a hot casing bouncing off of him from time to time, which he would just ignore.
By 2007 he wasn't as involved with the range, but gunfire still didn't bother him, in 2008 when we built the new training building, he resented it, but made it a point to come out and intermingle with students during breaks

He was a gentleman, except when it came to spaghetti,  then a bit more than demanding, but all in all he was the quiet little lord of his domain.

He will be missed and remembered

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Rules 1 & 2 violated

Deputy wounded in training

New Movie Coming

Cowboys and Aliens
sort of an 1800's "Men In Black"

AX Attack

Police do not mention if it was an assault ax, or a regular ax

Polymer AR15

For $120 complete

I've had one made of carbon fiber for about 4 years, and it still shoots well, while I really do not need another AR, for that price it would be worth checking out

Sig P238 Liberty

Features gold inlay

New Russian Rimfire

Details for MP 161K

Campus Carry

Other than the mention of Kent State, seems spot on

Home Invasion Ends well

2 armed bad guys shot

PVS on part of bad guys

Barky said he supported the 2nd Amendment

But he selected Travers for ATF Directors slot

If appointed, here is where he stands:
- Establish a “best practices" protocol for voluntary gun surrender programs

- Destroy all firearms that come into the possession of any law enforcement agency (even if such firearms were initially stolen and then recovered)

- Track and follow all private gun sales in a national data base with a mandatory background check on the purchaser

- Limit the sale of “multiple handguns”

- Mandate a “ballistic fingerprint” for every gun that is sold

- Require that every gun come with a lock

- Require that every owner provide for a federally regulated “safe storage” for his weapons, and “prosecute those who fail to comply with [those] safe storage laws.”

- Enact legislation “to allow federal health and safety oversight of the firearms industry.”

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

If there is a lady in your life you love

Order this book

Man Blasts TV with Shotgun

after watching Bristol dance

A bit unusual

Murder suspect storms police station

No one died when he attacked those that had the proper tools

New Holster

Shame he couldn't be convicted

For being stupid

To me it is common sense if you are going to pocket carry, that gat belongs in a "Pocket Holster". I've heard and read about a lot of accidents, and near accidents concerning pocket carry, but not one involved a gun that was in a holster.

My partner had a student fling a Kel-Tec across a jewelry store that was posted when his keys got entangled in the trigger guard.

A few months ago a fellow in a nearby city carried his pocket gun in a bar, and when he reached for his keys discharged the a .380 into his girlfriends leg, bet a pocket holster would have been cheaper than all the charges he faced.

I also know of a guy that got in a situation, and pulled his 38 out of his pocket by the barrel, and pointed the grips at his attacker, lucky the appearance of the gun caused the bad guy to run.

Maybe your cat

or dog, but not your kid

Seems like the latest in dumb ideas.
If a predator can snatch a fat house cat, he is not going to work hard to get a rat

You summed it up

The problem with this argument is it is based on the assumption that criminals are reasonable people, rather than desperate and savage animals.

Those that want to carry guns realize that criminals are unreasonable savages, and there is no predicting what they will do. I think they would rather have the ability to fight back, than be helpless lambs slaughtered at the whim of a desperate criminal.

Well then quit complaining

and move to Italy

Whodoneit deepens

Seems the two ladies shot, were from Australia and at this point appear self inflicted

I was a bit

disappointed with this list

Leaving out the Sharps 45 110 from Quigley Down Under