Sunday, October 31, 2010


Lady D's daughter got married last night

It was a spooktalur event

Friday, October 29, 2010

Just when you thought you heard it all

4 year old sued

Everything's a tool.

Have a plan.

Fight like hell.

Speaking of Grips

Esmeralda is always adding new ones

VZ goes ghostly

They are having a sale

Ghost etching

Coupon code BOO2010


Say Uncle has a post

Really the best way to stop bullying is well placed set of knuckles to the adams apple, or a quick knee strike to the groin. If you are the target of a bully grow a pair and yes hit back, at that age they understand force do not be a sniveling little whiner that wants someone else to fix it for them, unless you want to be a sniveling little whiner all of your life.

You could go to Mars

But it is not a round trip flight

Both sides of the universe

NRA & HSUS support Ted Strickland for Governor of Ohio

Like word games?

Like to shoot?

Then I have the book for you:

 The Shooters Crossword Puzzle & Word Search Book

link fixed

Quiet that GAT

Suppressor sales on the rise

Glenn Beck Carries

John Lott has the video

Mike Blooming idiot says felons will be able to get CCW licenses, they must have a really poor system in NY for conducting background checks, in Ohio we are seeing applications revoked for 20 to 30 year old misdemeanors, and NY won't be able to stop felons?

There is an election coming up

In Ohio for the Attorney Generals Office

Richard Condray, the Democrat has been doing a pretty good job for CCW, and gun owners

Mike Devine, the RINO, has never been a friend, oh he says he is when he gets the runs, but once elected is a turncoat.

I didn't vote for Condray the first time, as I didn't trust him, but he has done the job, I will vote for him Nov 2nd.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fixed thanks

Have a PC issue
I had an audio CD grenade itself inside the drive, and while it appears most but not all the shrapnel, is out the drive, the drive does not seem to work.

Removed the power supply, and attempted to slide drive out, but after a couple of inches, it won't budge, although rapping it a couple of times with the butt of the screw driver did move it another 3/4's of an inch it was tighter than a beagle in a rabbit hole.

Couldn't see any clips screws or anything impeding removal, but didn't want to go Banzai on it

Also tried pushing out the front, and won't go that way ether, and yes the spring loaded clip that holds it in place, I did release it.

It a Compaq Presario  SR5410F

The front cover had to come off was blocking one corner of drive


and the Governors Office

300,000,000 rounds ordered


Exceeds performance of the current M855

"We are a single-issue organization."

and not all Democrats are anti gun

Bet they can all be traced back to

the United States

Safety First!

Spanish prostitutes are now required to don safety vests, for their own safety.

There is such a law

Read your own article

How Felons can get guns

The Cop Loophole

Monday, October 25, 2010

45 vehicles?

Security is one thing but, 45 vehicles for a 2 day trip?, guess it would take 2 jumbo jets to insure a "friendly" audience

Gen 4 Glock

Note from the weekend,

One of the students picked up a Gen 4 Glock Thursday, and brought it to class.

I usually do not recommend bringing a new gun to class, but anyway, it was the only one he brought, and it was having problems from the get go, early in the day he( the student) being a Glock Armorer decided to diassemble the pistol, and a few smaller parts lauched themselves into the unknown, the extractor had to be forced out of the slide, and the Glock went home in a bag.

He finished the day with my Pro Series Smith M&P

Hope for Glock it was just a fluke

Been Busy

Had a fairly large Utah CCW class friday, and over the weekend launched our new advance handgun course, 18 students, and it was a demanding course at least for the RO's.

Back to regular blogging tomorrow

Thursday, October 21, 2010

From Action Target

Weapon Clearing

There is no shortage of techniques for clearing a stoppage or malfunction; just trying to explain the difference between the two sets off a never ending debate. Unfortunately, those who have time to engage in never ending debates lose track of what is important. You’re fighting for your life. Whatever works is what is important.

Stoppages usually occur in the cycle of operation of the semiautomatic pistol or rifle, usually caused by a dirty, un-lubricated weapon, bad magazines (covered in a previous article) under powered ammunition, poor grip (including unlocking the wrist while shooting). There are other contributing factors, but these are the primary ones.

A malfunction relates to a mechanically broken weapon that usually cannot be fixed on short notice. I would like to deal with the stoppage techniques in this article.

First, prevention or at least steps we can take to prevent this from happening are important, but please keep in mind there are no guarantees. It is hard to believe that in 2010 the primary cause of stoppages is still dirty, un-lubricated firearms. With all the training and preaching about the importance of cleaning and maintaining our weapons systems many of our fellow officers continue to not take this seriously. A properly maintained and lubricated firearm following the manufacturer’s guidelines is as important to you and those that rely on you as understanding sound tactics and techniques to survive a firefight on the street.

Every time a firearm is taken apart, cleaned, lubricated, and put back together, you should perform a function check. Often at the beginning of a training class I will have the students unload, make the weapon safe and perform a function check. I am often surprised by the number of officers that have been “trained” and carrying the firearm for some time that still do not know how to properly perform a function check on their side arm or a shoulder mounted weapon they may be using. While specific firearms require specific manipulation for a weapon-specific function check, general guidelines for a function check will be covered in a later article.

Inspection of duty ammo as we load our magazines is as equally important. The primary objective is to keep our weapons at peak operational readiness so when we draw the firearm we are confident it will go BANG! (Preventative maintenance guide coming soon.)

So, let’s move on to some more terms such as slide forward, slide to the rear, primary stoppage, secondary stoppage, etc. Slide (or bolt on a semi-automatic rifle or shotgun) forward means that the slide or bolt is all the way forward in the normal locked (firing) position but the weapon did not go BANG! Slide (or bolt) to the rear means that the slide is locked to the rearward position. Primary stoppage means that when you pressed the trigger you heard or felt a hammer / striker fall. Secondary stoppage means that when you pressed he trigger you did not hear or feel a hammer / striker fall.

First, if you have to press the trigger and the weapon doesn’t go “BANG!”, your first immediate action is to MOVE!, preferably toward cover, but if none is available, remember that a moving target is harder to hit than a stationary one.


If the indicators are:

(1) Slide or bolt locked to the rear, AND

(2) no hammer or striker fall, chances are that the weapon is empty and needs to be reloaded.

The fix is to reload the weapon and get back into the fight! Sounds simple enough, but how many times have you seen in training shooters; (a) catch an empty magazine, (b) place an empty magazine in a pocket, etc.? If you need to continue shooting, the most important thing is to get the fresh magazine into the weapon and chamber a round. The empty magazine is worthless!

Also, some shooters practice the method of pointing the muzzle of the semiautomatic pistol straight up and flipping it in their hand so the magazine well points out at a ninety degree angle. The theory is that you can see the opening of the magazine well out of your peripheral vision or “combat window” and are less likely to fumble a reload. I can’t say that I’m a big fan of this technique, as pointing the muzzle straight up on a semiautomatic pistol with the slide locked to the rear tells the whole world (including, possibly, your assailant(s)) that YOU’RE EMPTY. I’ve also seen shooters that get the steps wrong and flip the pistol to the ninety degree angle before pressing the magazine release, and then wonder why the magazine doesn’t fall out. (Sir Isaac Newton figured this out a few centuries ago.) I prefer to keep the muzzle pointed at the threat / threat area with the magazine well pointed down while executing the reload.

Primary Method of Stoppage Clearing:

If the indicators are:

(1) Slide or bolt forward, AND

(2) hammer or striker fall, your primary method of immediate action is to:

(a) TAP and TUG on the magazine to make sure it is seated;

(b) RACK the slide or bolt,

(c) READY.

All of this should happen as you are moving and the weapon is still up, pointed toward to threat or threat area. With a semi-automatic pistol, a good “par time” for a tap, rack, ready is about 1.0 – 1.5 seconds. With a semiautomatic rifle, about 1.5 seconds. Dipping the muzzle toward the ground and staring at the weapon does nothing except alert your assailant(s) that you are out of the fight.

Secondary Method of Stoppage Clearing:

If the indicators are:

(1) Slide or bolt locked to the rear, AND

(2) no hammer or striker fall, AND

(3) When you press the magazine release, the magazine does not fall out of the weapon, you may have a failure to extract combined with a failure to feed, also known as a “double feed”. We refer to it as a “secondary stoppage”.

The traditional steps to correct this have been:

(a) LOCK the slide / bolt to the rear,

(b) RIP the magazine out,

(c) RACK the slide / bolt to clear the chamber, then

(d) TAP a new magazine into place,

(e) RACK the slide / bolt and

(f) READY.

That’s a lot of moving parts to memorize, and under low stress on the range we’ve seen a lot of shooters get the steps out of order, making the stoppage even worse.

We’ve simplified this “secondary method” into three steps that are more easily remembered under stress:

(a) UNLOAD the weapon, which usually means removing the

magazine, sometimes forcefully;

(b) CLEAR THE CHAMBER (I prefer a physical check with a fingertip

as opposed to a visual check, which assumes that you will have

sufficient light to see the chamber);

(c) RELOAD the weapon, preferably with a fresh magazine, as a faulty

magazine may have caused the stoppage in the first place.

To recap, the best way to minimize the need for stoppage clearing is to:

(a) Have your weapons clean and properly lubricated;

(b) Function test all of your magazines;

(c) Make certain that all of the cartridges in the magazines are


That being said, practice your stoppage drills. You can do them in any safe area that allows movement and has simulated cover. Make certain to remove all live rounds from the area and use only inert training cartridges.

Who needs a dog?

When you have that big of a cat?

At a Glance

Your Article makes sense to some, but seems to contradict itself, so it is irksome

We Needed the Perfect Gun

But the Army decided to pass. "The weapon was 20 years ahead of its time," Beard explained.

Ya know they use to say

A liberal was a guy that hadn't been mugged yet

Comfort levels

There have been a few posts, about tactical clothing, mall ninjas of late.

To note, I wear em all the time, the main reason being they are comfortable.
While not a big fan of 5:11 other than their shirts, I detest their pants, but really like the Tru-Spec 24/7 pants, and nearly always wear one of those what many call the "shoot me first vest", although most days when I'm out and about, I get asked questions like: "Can you tell where the paint dept is?", or "where is the restroom?"  With so many companies putting the employees in vests, in general they are nearly main stream.

Years ago I made a good percentage of my living do freelance Automotive photography, mostly autos like Monster Trucks, Pulling trucks, 4x4's, , and many a time found my self climbing over, around, and onto said subjects.
Jeans were pretty binding, and it was about the time bugle boys, & dockers came out, and hey back then only photographers wore the vest (I have an old Domeke hanging in the closet thats right at 25 years old) But they were a lot more comfortable, but the quality wasn't there.

So thats the way I dress, I'm to old to look tactfully cool, and not fat enough to be a mall ninja, I'm just being comfortable

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

You might be a zombie if:

A dismal appearance: Generally, most zombie clothing is simply what the person was wearing when he was alive, just more raggedy.

Bouts with insomnia: Zombies often stay up for days lurching for brains.

Changes in mobility: Zombies lack coordination and move with a slow, shambling gait.

Difficulties in communication: Most zombies are lousy conversationalists and their comments are generally limited to grunts and moans -- if the lungs are even intact.

General skin decomposition, including small outbreaks of flesh-eating bacteria and parasites in the early stages of zombification.

Little or no emotional baggage: Austin said this is one of the few benefits of being a zombie, but he says having no concept of right and wrong may result in sudden behavioral changes.

Little or no memory.

Bulletproof from the neck down.

A sudden craving for brains.

You recently died.

New guide book published

Pen is mightier than

the sword

Former MAIG member

Would end CCW licenses in Tennessee if elected

She would like a 1911

Although a Kimber Raptor might be more to her liking than the Colt

Blood of innocents

On those that want control

Time as we know it

The end of the world has been delayed, or it may have already ended, scientists unsure

Dave Hardy Attacked

He is out of ICU

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Bar Stool Economics

 Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten

comes to $100 and if they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would

go something like this:

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.

The fifth would pay $1.

The sixth would pay $3.

The seventh would pay $7.

The eighth would pay $12.

The ninth would pay $18.

The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.)

So, that's what they decided to do.

The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the

arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve. "Since you are all

such good customers," he said, "I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily

beer by $20."

So drinks for the ten now cost just $80.

The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so the

first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free...but what

about the other six men - the paying customers? How could they divide the

$20 windfall so that everyone would get his 'fair share?'. They realized

that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from

everybody's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up

being paid to drink his beer.

So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill

by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each

should pay. And so:

he fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% savings).

The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33%savings).

The seventh now pay $5 instead of $7 (28%savings).

The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings).

The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings).

The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings).

Each of the six was better off than before...and the first four continued to

drink for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare

their savings.

"I only got a dollar out of the $20,"declared the sixth man. He pointed to

the tenth man," but he got $10!"

"Yeah, that's right," exclaimed the fifth man. "I only saved a dollar, too.

It's unfair that he got ten times more than I!"

"That's true!!" shouted the seventh man. "Why should he get $10 back when I

got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!"

"Wait a minute," yelled the first four men in unison. "We didn't get

anything at all. The system exploits the poor!"

The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

The next night the tenth man didn't show up for drinks, so the nine sat down

and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they

discovered something important. They didn't have enough money between all of

them for even half of the bill!

And that, ladies and gentlemen, journalists and college professors, is how

our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most

benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being

wealthy, and they

just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas

where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

David R. Kamerschen, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics

University of Georgia

For those who understand, no explanation is needed..

For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.

Thats what you get for thinking

Instead of knowing

Just about every known gun safety rule broken

Better to have it, and not need it

Than need it and not have it

The North Hollywood Police only needed rifles on one day

But just because they have them does not mean they have to use them everyday

Defending Self Defense

Crime up 7,000,000 percent

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Guns, Holsters and Gear

Would like to know When you carry

Non Gun Owner speaks out

"I'm pro-gun and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, because I believe in the concept that more (legal) guns equals less crime."

Link fixed


For night shooting??

Thinner Guns Banned

It's not what you think

Drinking from one side of trough

It appears the Brady trough,

Old People with guns

Pics here

Did I read that right?

An "active shooter" in the room for 3 minutes, before the SWAT team entered?, all the "students" would have been dead.

There is a big difference between a subject that takes hostages, and an active shooter, The barricade subject wants something, an active shooter is there to kill

True it is not about


Go Pax

Women and Guns

Is Arsenal the

Buzz word ?

I highly doubt the Tech 9 was converted to be a machine gun, and the air soft were thrown in for affect

Friday, October 15, 2010

Including automatic and semiautomatic??

Machine guns

NYPD trains for Mumbai style attack, seems training on common type rifles would be beneficial, (AR's, AK's, Mini 14's) for the beat cops, that might encounter a "battlefield" pick up

It usually takes violence

to stop violence, works a lot better than begging and pleading.

Shooting of a spree killer, ether by their own hand or someone elses stops the killing

No Clue

Celebs with guns, sends a poor message, of safe gun handling, booger hooks on bang switches throughout, unsafe direction, sad they couldn't get it right, they are trying to look all cool, and come out clueless

Thursday, October 14, 2010

While its a good start

its hardly an arsenal

PETA Uses Giant Condom

To bad their parents didn't

Thats Good News!!

Governors Race Tightening

Strickland has been 100% pro gun, and Kasich has been wishy washy on gun rights.

Assault with Bacon

 Words of warning

Breda pointed the way

My First Gun book, and I still have it

H/T to: Breda

Buckeye Firearms

Has a custom Voter guide

Strange indeed

Tam comments on a strange occurrence

Of course it figures, my car suddenly quit starting last Friday, and my mechanic friend could only make it over last night, but he braved the lightening and rain, and found the starter had just given up, which is a bit strange, as they usually give some sign before they die. Hopefully he can install the new one this weekend.

Shooting Skeet with a 22??

Turns into a nosebleed

More ammo coming

ATK is expanding

They haven't given up

They just know a frontal attack is suicidal

I was once told, "You can take the spots off a a dalmation, but you'll still have a barking dog"

We have been saying that all along

Now the police agree:

"But in the end, even law enforcement admit, no piece of paper will stop someone intent on breaking the law or harming their partner. "

She may be Anti-Gun, but

She likes them

RED looks like it will be a fun movie, but I'll wait for the dvd

Well it would depend on the felony

If you took a car when you were 18, for a joy ride, thats a felony. If thats the only thing on your record, why not have your rights restored?

Knew of a Major in the Air Force, that was denied a CCW license, because when he was 18 he had stolen 5 cases of beer, the military forgave him, but the state didn't?

So yeah some felons should have their rights restored

Just odd

625 pound gang member arrested

The guns and drugs will not likely draw a lot of jail time, but now not having a FOID card thats another matter.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Don't act overly surprised

when Ithaca comes out with a 1911

1911 is High Tech

How many guns can claim a hundred years of service?

Impact Guns is getting a new website

Seems they want to make it a HIT!, they are offering up a new Smith & Wesson 45 as a prize

I've had mine for a couple of months

It's a really good video

Think I would have fired

Topless woman, with a large meat clever, they showed a lot of control

Crime Down

Survey agrees with FBI UCR

Bring the old veterans home

Veteran Garands and M1 Carbines, srtuck in Korea due to State Dept, ATF, you pick

And short skirts cause rape

Josh Horwitz frothing at the mouth again

Also from down under

If you can't buy them or steal them, you make them

Wouldn't want to try that here

No Guns in Police cars

Thursday, October 07, 2010

A Passle of Para's

Top: P18-9 Gun Blog 45 LDA
Middle: Gun Blog 9, Tac-5, LTC, Carry 9
Bottom: TTR

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

On Newstands Now

Good Idea


Range bag, car console, in your BDU's, something you hope you never need

For the hunter who has everything

Rutt Wipe for when nature calls

More models in the works

They are planning on adding the M&P, 1911, and the Beretta 92

While a bit pricey, it's a good training aid for those serious about their training, and will make a exceptional aid for Instructors. It gives instant feedback, if you are indeed doing your "dry fire" correctly.

New British Shotgun

The Longthorne

The barrel is designed, from a solid piece of material into which 2 holes are bored keeping to a cylindricity, parallelism and roundness of 10-15 microns over a length of 760mm.



Domestic safety alert: 
500 Americans will be killed by guns this week in the USA

Rick must have some numbers that the FBI doesn't

Monday, October 04, 2010

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Working on a new course

We are calling it "Enhanced Handgun Skills 1"

It picks up where the NRA PPOTH course ends, so it's "Not an NRA Approved course"

What I found first when I laid it out on paper, ie: course of fire, that while it sounded good, that certain drills could not be done safely if they were others on the range. 2nd I did a "walk through" & changed it a bit more. Then I had by partner go through it with me, taking turns shooting each drill, and each watching to see if it could be done safely.

The next step is we are inviting 20 Instructors to attend the course, (We are doing the class twice with 10 students each day) & their payment will be impute on which drills work, how they can be made better. Some of the drills are in my humble opinion a bit edgy, and those will be done on a one to one basis, in the rest no more than 5 students at a time with 2 RO's.

Training is about learning how to do something, giving the "Puppy" (mid-brain) the hands on, to learn the skill.
If the puppy is more concerned about his own survival, than learning, the training is a waste of time.

Training is about acquiring a skill, not an adrenaline rush.

What she said

If you want to be one of the "Big Boys" you accept that in training, safety still has to come before anything else, or you might not make it to the gunfight.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Bacon & Guns

Bacon AK

Read the Manual

Or pay an Instructor to teach you how it works, NRA has 70,000 of them.

Since this idiot has been a gun owner before, he should be somewhat familar with a couple of rules, like Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction (Usually your hand or your friends are not safe directions) Always keep your gun unloaded until ready to use

Next time try putting brain in gear, before putting gun in drive

24 Gauge?

I had the same blank look

Avoidance is a key

as is deterrence, de-escalation

So we law abiding gunowners tend to avoid bad neighorhoods

The firearm is the last resort

Sadly California does not trust its citizens to carry concealed, so to exercise their rights, they have to open carry, and it does so frighten the sheep.

A Fire-Free Society?

PSH from Wisconsin

Funny all the places mentioned were "Gun Free" zones by law, and I for one am not happy about wire taps. About the only Semi Auto "Battlefield" rifle is the Barrett 50, and at 8 grand, troubled teens, and unhappy spouses are not buying them

Felons with credit cards

Drama laced editorial on Virigina's supposed laxed gun laws