Monday, July 13, 2015

I find this not logical.

Permits and background checks somehow keep criminals from carrying guns?

Gun Porn

Say Uncle gets a Colt OEM


The Japanese Martial Art of Shooting, blends shooting with martial arts to give the student options in a fight, and the skills needed to prevail.

It was great to have Soke Hall, and Sensi Hood on hand again this year for 3 days of training on the range and in the Dojo.

The range varied from 2 yards to 25 yards this year usually some of the course is shot out to 50 yards, but the weather got us this year.  In the Dojo students learned weapons retention, malfunction drills, and the Kata's of Hojutsu.

They will be back in the area next year, and may do a carbine course in addition to the pistol course. watch the MDT Calendar for dates

Kriss USA

To join in Army competition 

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Kim Rhode

Honored as Flag Bearer at Pan Am games

Just wish the grass would grow a bit faster

Not all polymer AR's

Are the same

So because an illegal alien used a gun stolen from a federal agent

We need to pass more gun control laws?

Strawman purchase

Officer killed

So how would "expanded" background checks made a difference? 

Would have been tragic

Had he been shot by a gun.

It is not about guns, it is about violence, but from the other side just crickets

9 years old today

Yep posted the first post on July 9th 2006, there have been times I've posted a lot, not sure if much of it was ever read by anyone. Then there have been times of little to no content, life got in the way.
Nearly 7800 times I either had something to say or share. I hope to continue to post, and share. I've been told  that 9 years is old as a blogs go. Hell it wasn't that long ago I didn't know what a blog was, came across Jeff Soyer, and read his, still do, then somewhere Tam and Say Uncle among others. Decided I could do the same. It really can be harder then it looks. Often I've just shared links as I couldn't say it any better than someone else already had.
But like today I wanted to cross 8000, but hosting Jeff Hall and Hojutsu tomorrow, and the range and classroom still need attention.
Many know that Mad Duck Training is not a one man operation, I have several instructors that work with me, but the majority of grounds and range maintenance, Keeping the classroom up, ordering materials and assembly of such is  mostly my job, so there are times there is no time for the blog as it were.
But anyway 9 years down and hopefully at least that many more to come.  

Looks like another

AR15 Multi tool

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Sorry for light posting

But we have been busy with range improvements, and  classes

Grass is starting to come back, it was a bit messy when Rangemaster was here 2 weeks ago, hopefully we won't have to much rain leading up and during the Hojutsu class. Once the grass comes in the tent will be in front of the new mound on left, rather than behind it.

This was phase one to move the ccw practice range to open up and give us more space on the main range, which we widened. Phase 2, will be building up the main berm. Phase 3 will be putting another range in the woods.
With the old range we were pretty bunched up.

How felons get guns

They steal them

Maybe it is just me, but why do people leave guns stored in their cars?

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Top 3 for

The Army?

We still have a few seats open

We still have a few spots, don't miss this opportunity
July 10th-12th Hojutsu-The Japanese Art of Shooting
This is about 5% katas (movement) in the Dojo, and the other 95 percent is shooting.
Soke Jeff Hall and Sensi Norm Hall will be teaching the course.
Course is $375 Deposits required.
Handgun, mim of 3 magazines, strong side holster, 1000 rounds of ammo. contact us at to sign up
Hojutsu, the art of gunnery, began its development in Japan in the early 1500's. Matchlock firearms were first imported by the Portuguese; after the Battle of Nagashino in 1575, where peasants with firearms defeated classical Samurai; firearms were embraced by some warriors. Hojutsu is defined as "bujutsu" or "koryu budo"- Old Tradition arts, arts established prior to 1868. The term ryu refers to the "school" or "style" of the art. I have taken the liberty of changing "gunnery" to shooting to reflect the art's use of individual weapons. The ancient martial training systems and protocol remain unchanged.
In Hojutsu-Ryu, we begin training with the handgun; the handgun is the king of personal defense, given its portability and concealability. We progress to the revolver, shotgun, carbine ("assault rifle"), precision rifle, and submachine gun. We include empty hands, sticks of all kinds, and edged weapons into the art. We practice kata using firearms and the other tools listed above, with the intent that a true master of the art should prevail in a fight from flat on his back to 300 meters away.
Hojutsu-Ryu is one of the very few lethal martial arts that is combat-proven in today's world. In addition to Soke Jeff Hall, twelve Hojutsu-ka (practitioners) have won lethal gunfights; all are law enforcement officers, serving from Nevada to Alaska. Three used carbines, two used shotguns, the rest used service pistols, and shots ranged from one to eight. 95.6% accuracy was documented, all officers were uninjured, and all suspects died. Contrast this with the national average for police hits in shootings of only 16%.
soke Jeff Hall
Chief Instructor Jeff Hall has been shooting for over 50 years and has been a student of firearms combatives for 40 years. He has over 25 years of military and police experience, with a strong emphasis on SWAT. He has also studied traditional arts for 30 years, holding ranks 3rd to 10th Dan in five arts. In 2012 he was promoted to Godan (5th Dan) in Shudokan. He is an NRA Distinguished Master, one of 25 Handgun Combat Masters in the world, and a law enforcement Master Instructor. He is a retired Alaska State Trooper lieutenant who spent nineteen years on the pistol team and 12 years on the SWAT team; he has used the techniques he teaches in combat. Hall travels across the U.S. and teaches nationally for several professional training associations. He has published numerous articles and has written several training manuals. He is an NRA certified instructor in handgun, shotgun, submachine gun, carbine, and precision rifle.
Hall shot competitively for many years and studied many styles and techniques in developing Hojutsu, after finding the military and police training inadequate. However, Hall's focus on shooting is to survive lethal encounters. While some styles of shooting may do well in competition, Hall prefers what is proven in real combat. Additionally, there should be commonality in all training- the way we fight with empty hands should flow to sticks to knives to handguns, long guns, and back to empty hands. In Hojutsu, we believe that "He is Best who trains in the Severest school"- we train hard so we can fight easy.
Hall was inducted into the U.S. Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2005 and into the Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2007. Hojutsu has also been recognized by several Halls of Fame, with Jeff Hall as the head of the modern system.
Hall is currently training for the Four Weapon Combat Master test, and to become the second ever to pass the Handgun Combat Master test with a revolver.
Norman Hood
Norman Hood retired as a Command Sergeant Major from the US Army after 24 years of service, and then spent six years with the Alaska State Troopers before entering Government Security Contract positions. Norm has more than 35 years of experience in operational law enforcement, training, logistical and support planning for private security companies, military and state police organizations, as well as 28 plus years conducting rifle, pistol and shotgun training, including Concealed Carry courses as an independent contractor with a private firearms academy in Alaska and as a former adjunct instructor at Blackwater Worldwide, Inc. Norm is an NRA instructor and holds the “NRA Distinguished Expert Pistol” rating. He is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) and is certified by the State of Indiana as an Emergency Medical Responder, the State of Illinois as a Certified Firearms Instructor, GLOCK Professional as a GLOCK Armorer, and FEMA as an Active Shooter Responder Trainer. Norm is Shodan, 1st Dan (Black Belt) in Hojutsu-Ryu (the Martial Art of Shooting).

According to them

It is ok to lie if you have an agenda Which we have seen for years in the anti gun movement.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

More shady research from


According to the study, gun owners committed 259 justifiable homicides compared to 8,342 criminal homicides in 2012, the most recent year data was available.
That means gun owners are 32 times more likely to kill someone without cause than to act in self-defense, the study reasoned.

Gag me

A poor work of satire

Sadly many anti's will embrace it as fact

Budget Cuts

Shooting complex in Illinois to close?

Grand American Trap Shoot is held there

Gun Porn

What people find in wardrobes

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Gun Porn

They found 5000 of them??

Actually it is lower

They state an almost 14% increase in firearms deaths

Yes over all number or total has increased, but.....

2003 USA Population was at around 290 million total firearms deaths rounded to 30,000
comes out 1 in 9666 people in the USA died by firearm.
2013 USA Population was 318 million total firearms deaths rounded to 34,000 
comes out 1 in 9352 people in the USA

So that is a .0325 increase if you factor in population growth, not a 14% percent jump in the rate.

Now suicides make up about two thirds, so would gun control lower the suicide rate? Well Japan with almost complete gun control has a suicide rate of 19.8, and ranks 14th in the world, and the USA has lax gun control per the liberals has a rate of 10.3 ranks 63rd Availability of firearms do not increase suicide attempts, they may just be simply more efficient in achieving ones goal.  Approx 51% of suicides are firearms, but having some magical gun control, does not mean they wouldn't have slit their wrist, hung themselves or overdosed on something.

Now to homicides in 2003 there were 11,920 firearms deaths, citing USA Today above in 2013 there were 11,208, so an overall drop of 6%
Accidental or unintentional firearms deaths have dropped 25% from 2001 to 2011, from 800 to 600 

So perhaps USA Today might want to explore why suicides are up, and not the methods used to end ones life.

I'd guess gun was just thrown in purse

Holster people, put them in holsters

Well he won't do that again

Really shouldn't handle guns under the influence 

Monday, June 08, 2015

If this passes

I will be posting  tech data everyday

The U.S. Rifle 7.62 mm M14 was adopted for military service by the United States on May 1, 1957. The M14 rifle was developed to replace four military firearms, M1 Garand rifle, M1 Carbineicon, M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle and the M3A1 submachine gun. The M in M14 stands for Model. The M14 is a rotating bolt, gas operated, air cooled, magazine fed, shoulder fired weapon. The M14 is 44.28 ” long with the hinged butt plate and weighs 8.7 pounds. With a full magazine, cleaning kit and sling it weighs 11 ½ pounds approximately. The maximum effective range is 460 meters (503 yards). The M14 has seen hostile service with the American military from the 1963 Cuban missile crisis to the Second Gulf War. The M14 rifle has been employed as a battle rifle, squad automatic weapon, competition match rifle, grenade launcher, sniper weapon system and ceremonial rifle.

Yep I agree

and if you want to make it  long term, just selling pink guns is not going to cut it

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Liberal wacko

No the 2nd Amendment does not mean National Guard

Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms
each man against his own bosom? Congress shall have no power to disarm the militia.
Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an
American ... The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or
state governments, but where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the People."

-- Tench Coxe, 1788.

"And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from
time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take
arms...the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood
of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure."

-- Thomas Jefferson

“I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians.” – George Mason, co-author of the 2nd Amendment.
“A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves.” – Richard Henry Lee.
“And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the Press, or the rights of Conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms.” – Samuel Adams
“Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?” – Patrick Henry.
“The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.” – Alexander Hamilton.
“I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.” – Thomas Jefferson.
“To disarm the people is the most effectual way to enslave them.” – George Mason.
“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every country in Europe.” – Noah Webster.
“Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the people of other countries, whose leaders are afraid to trust them with arms.” – James Madison.
“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin.
“A free people ought to be armed.” – George Washington.
“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” – Thomas Jefferson.
“The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good.” – George Washington.
Or if you would rather, take a look at the actual legal definition of the militia as set forth in the United States Code:
Section 311 of US Code Title 10, entitled, "Militia: composition and classes" in its entirety:
"(a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.
(b) The classes of the militia are —
(1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and
(2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia."

Friday, May 29, 2015

Interesting info

They wouldn't lie

Would they?

They hope you are dumber than them

We elect stupid people, Mayor calls for stronger gun laws, if we were to follow his  logic, or lack of, all those places that have weak gun laws, that enable the violence in his city, should just be awash, in stacked and smelly corpses.

I'd think, which is something they not doing, that all those places with "weak" gun laws are much less violent , than all those places which have all those strict control laws.  Of course the mayor has to do something, so like a parrot he comes out shifts blame to the rest of the country.  In truth he really does not care, and the large majority are criminals, killed by other criminals. Yes to many they are children, teenagers, and by age they are that, but they are also gangsters, and the younger they are, the more violent they will be to gain rank in the gang.

Chicago does not have a gun problem, they have a gang problem, and even if you magically could remove all the illegal guns in the city, they would still kill the hell out of each other, with knives, clubs, even rocks, in that event I'd think the homicide rate would climb, as gun shots attract attention, and people like police and EMT;s tend to show up and pick up the wounded, on the other hand knives are pretty quiet. 

A day in a

Man's Life

Sunday, May 24, 2015

They may have gun control

But crime control seems lacking

Gun Porn

My newest build

A Wilson Combat match lower and upper were gifted to me at Christmas, Magpul stock, rear sight  and hand guards, BCM/WC grip. Hand polished trigger group, with KNS pins, Nickel Boron BCG, Stainless 1/7 barrel.

So which is it?

Declining or growing?

One of the real issues I see with the VPC showing decline in the percentage is they did not factor in that the population increased 50%, from around 2 million to 3 million,  Now according to this site 
In 1973 there were 68,251,000 households gun ownership according to the VPC was 48% so net was 32,760,000 households had guns. In 2014 there were 123,229,000 households VPC says 33% own guns, net 40,667,000. So  even if there has been a percentage drop, the overall number has grown, by 25%

Also we have to bear in mind unknown people contacting gun owners by phone or even coming to your door, many are not going to be forthcoming about owning or how many guns they own.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The turns and twists, and failure of Colt

Most of the time they shot themselves in the foot, it wasn't their products, but their marketing.

Slide release vs


I usually run 1911's and do both methods On a 1911 it is a slide release, on many newer guns it is a slide stop, and it is flat and small, and can sometimes be hard to hit, when your hands are cold or wet, so slingshot works best, 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Police dept

Find their Glocks have cracked


Curious  question: How much do you pay per year in health, house and car insurance? Just answer to yourself, now I realize that most states require at least liability insurance to drive, and all banks require insurance if you have a loan on it. So let me further ask would you carry medical, car or home insurance if you were not required to? Would you be willing to play the odds, that you won't have an accident, and no harm will ever come to your home, or your body? Are you willing to bet that someone else won't have an accident that involves you?
Now how many hours of your time did you invest to make those insurance payments? Best figure net not gross. How many hours and how much money have you spent on the odds that you might get T-boned or lightening would strike and burn your house down, or if you found you had cancer?
So what about self defense insurance?, I'm not talking about the many programs that render legal aid after the encounter, if you have invested in one of those programs, I'm talking about making it through the actual encounter.
You may ask what foolishness there are no insurance programs for surviving an assault. I'll counter yes there are and it is called training.  I'm not talking about going to the range and calmly putting rounds on paper, I'm talking about going to a class where you'll have to push, you'll be challenged. Where you'll come out more prepared and skilled than where you are now.
If your response is well I applied for my CCW license and bought a gun, some will even say I took a basic class and got my CCW what else do I need? How many of you were prepared to drive in rush hour traffic after one driving lesson? C'mon Really?
You might counter you don't need training, might even recite the story of Grandma Smith shooting a bad guy that broke in, and Grandma had only shot a gun once in her life. Without a lot of effort I can likely find another dozen Grandmas that had only been to a range once and were found strangled or beaten to death in their homes.
So call it a life policy, what are you willing to spend to stay alive?

So actual training will take both an investment of your time and resources, I will say in closing I got a lot more out of writing checks to other instructors, than I ever got out of writing a check for the home owners policy.


Takes time, effort and resources now, so you can fight later. What are you investing in your future?

Stop touching it!

Also, put it in a holster! I really bet the trip to the hospital cost more than a good class, and holster combined. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Classes coming to Mad Duck Training

In addition to our classes we will be hosting the following:

June 27/28 Rangemaster Combative Handgun, Instructor Tom Givens $425
June 29 Rangemaster Defensive Shotgun, Instructor Tom Givens $175

For more information

July 10-12 Hojutsu, Instructor Jeff Hall, $375

For more information

August 14-17 Gabby Franco details TBA

Double Action Autos

The answer to an unasked question

If they want to ban knives they label assault kinves

Kindly explain to them standard box cutters brought down 4 jets

It is not the blade it is the intent of the user.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

For Sale

My partner an FFL, made a special purchase on some guns

For Sale, NIB through FFL ROCK ISLAND ARMORY 1911's all 9mm

R151667 9mm 3 mags $475, 
R151674 (hi Cap) 9 mm $550,
R151653 Fiber Optic sights, 9 mm 3 mags $500,
R151636 Commander 9 mm 3 mags $475

Details on Link  Contact her directly at 513-267-1122

Saturday, May 02, 2015

That 300 Blackout

1st round out of a new box of factory reman. ammo.



Bad week, Good! week

Started out my big printer wouldn't accept a new drum or old drum for that matter, and none of the instructions or trouble shooting charts would fix it, granted it is going on 7 years old, but in doing some searches, found it to be a software issue, and was able to correct in seconds after getting the information to fix it. Then Tuesday the lawn service called with repair estimate for my riding mower, and it was going to cost several hundred to just get it running, let alone getting it fully repaired, and granted it was also going on 7 years old, and seen some rough use, I didn't want to spend nearly what I'd paid for it to get it up to par, having spent half what it cost 2 mowing seasons ago. Now seven years ago I was working full time, and training part time. But for the past seven years training has been a full time job, and as being self employed it can be thin as well as flush. It has been pretty thin for a while, a couple of surges in March, but mostly on the thin side.

People really do not want to stand in knee deep grass to take a class, and I do think it looks more professional to have a neatly trimmed range.

So I was scrambling trying to find a solution, well last night a very special friend came to the rescue.
Guess I'm doing something right, Thank you LKM, I owe you!