Friday, November 28, 2014


Stevie Wonder said:  "The Only People Making Money Are the Gun Factories and Mortuaries" in response to the Ferguson thing.
Well, the mortuaries sort of always have steady work, and the gun factories... well... that segment of the economy isn't nearly as big as you think. Lots more money in jewelry of corrugated boxes or the legal work around estate planning. And also more money lying around to influence politicians than what is in the coffers of the 'gun factories.'

Also, Mr. Wonder, that big gun factory Colt is having financial difficulties and may be bankrupt any minute now. So they aren't making THAT much money.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wild Bears

Here's your sign, numbnuts.  Take a few pics of the apex that will eat you in the near future.

Wanna know how to tell the difference between a wild bear, which can be super dangerous, and a tame bear, which is perfectly safe?  A wild bear looks like an animal.  A tame bear looks invisible.  Or like a plush toy.  Because there is no such thing!

More questions about that Grand Jury

I heard that there was Testimony by Officer Wilson, that duing the struggle with Brown in the car, he unholstered his pistol and pulled the trigger two times with nothing happening. Third time it went off and didn't hit anyone, but scared the crap out of both of them.

Ok, what happened THERE? Click click bang? Talk about pucker factor.  How can that even happen with what was clearly a semi auto, based on other evidence.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Ohio Airsoft

So a rookie cop airs out a 12 year old with a BB gun on a playground in Cleveland.  What a horrible tragedy, all around.  Simply horrible.  The cops, the kid, the kid's family, everyone.  Especially the kid's family.  Simply unimaginable

Word is the fake 1911 pistol had had it's orange tip removed.  Not having been there, I can't say for sure how contributory that was, but if true it certainly didn't help matters.

Ohio lawmakers are thinking of going full dayglo now on all BB guns and Airsoft and whatnot.  I hear.  RUMINT. I don't know what help that would be, they still make black Krylon.  This goes both ways.  Didn't some knucklehead OC an AK47 folder and had painted the tip of a real rifle orange? 

WhenI was a kid, stories like this came up in the news.  I was younger than 12 when it was made clear to me, with a picture from the Washington Post shoved in front of my face, to never ever fool around by pointing capgun or whatnot at a Policeman.  I was impressed enough seeing the smiling face of a now-dead kid in the paper.  So a 12 year old can exercise proper judgement if taught.   

Monday, November 24, 2014

Not Helping

You know what isn't helping with the Missouri thing?  The liberal media sitting around for weeks shouting, constantly shouting, "LOOK AT EM! THEY ARE GONNA RIOT, SURE!"

Usual Monday Bupkis

I was wondering about the spelling of that word.  Bupkis.  Apparently it is Yiddish.  There are alternate spelling forms.  Bubkes, Bopkus, etc.

So, Hizzonor, Mayor-for-life Marion Barry has gone to his reward.  The man loomed large over my formative years, being the ONLY mayor I knew of, Washington DC being the urban area of which the suburbs I trod orbitted.  The man did not like the police and it showed in the short shrift he gave them.  When the crack epidemic hit, the police had been neglected for years already and that's how Barry became mayor of the Murder Capitol of the World there for a time.

His disdain for law enforcement may extend from an incident in his youth.  Barry was an activist, full of beans, when he came across the grandfather of my shooting buddy, Corky.  Words were exchanged between the future mayor, Corky's grandpa, and his partner, until Barry spit on them.  This was the 1960s.  A paddy wagon was summoned, the three entered the paddy wagon, Marion Barry got the starch taken out via a hickory shampoo, then was sent on his way.  As far as the police were concerned, the matter was resolved and order was maintained.  Marion Barry recalled the incident for far longer and never let it go.

Sunday, November 23, 2014


Perhaps I spoke too soon about the Taurus Curve. Sure, there isn't a lefty specific version yet, and sure it doesn't have sights, but what if I shoot it upside down, Jason Bourne style while shooting my 1911 in my off hand... for some reason... Yeah, this pistol might be just what I need.

 Tam always told me I have to work harder on my gun-fu. At least I think that's what she said... I pretty loaded the whole time at Indy NRAcon, and we didn't bother to tape record the conversation. There was a lemure present, if I recall. Ask that guy, he'll tell ya.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Children will die thanks to Apple

DOJ says encryption on iPhones will cause the death of children.

Encrypt your drive and kill a child.

 Why would you want to kill a child?

A child. Dead!

  I guess you could say Zombie Steve Jobs will be killing children in 'job' lots...

 HEY-O! Tip your waitress!

I really need to cut back on my drinking.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thank you, Canada.

And I have been to enough hockey games...

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.


S&W .45

Hmmm, I did think one of us needed a S&W M&P.  And this one is still legal in Maryland.  And I have .45 ammo.  Plus this trigger from Apex looks neat...

I don't think it is a 'duty' trigger.  Meaning, better for race gun, less good for CCW, but it's hard to tell with Apex without really studying the website.

Still legal because it's a 10 round magazine, and you can't buy bigger magazines than that in the state.  The only thing is it would mean I would be playing Maryland's reindeer games.  Forced to take training classes.  Forced to get fingerprints.

My intention is to never deal with the state while the current regulator regime exists.  But that does limit my selection on what I can purchase in the future, legally, now doesn't it.  And a pistol is not one of the things on the list of do-ables, really.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Waiting on the fisking

This just seems to defy all the facts that are out there.  Wonder how they fudged it?

Somebody smarter and more masochistic than me is gonna fisk the study.  I hope I notice when that comes out.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Range report

MBtGE has a new range near him and it is nicer than the very nice facilities at NRA headquarters. A friend of MBtGE was thinking on getting a pistol and was leaning toward a .40 of some flavor, so I was enlisted to bring mine to hae a variety of pistols to try. She has been shooting before. More than a few times. And was a pretty good shot, so this was a shopping trip.

Why .40? Because .40 was in fashion the last time the shooters she knows paid attention to shooting fashion. She tried out what we had, and all we had was .40, except I got MBtGE to let her try the Glock 17 he CCWs. 9mm. She liked that a lot. We also realized that somebody is gonna have to get an M&P of some flavor someday.

But his range is really nice. Indoors, of course, with 40+ lanes. The backstop is shredded tires, it looks like, and they can let you fire a .50 in there. One set of lanes was 100 yards. 100! No more zeroing in the cold right before hunting season.

And the place is silent. You walk in and can't hear a sound, even though 20 lanes are active RIGHT then, 20 feet away. It's amazing. The air handling system is also quit impressive.

And here is a sampling of my usual work, lately.  Low and right, as normal.  But not like that foot low and 6 inches right.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Taurus Fit

A curved pistol to be even MORE concealable and comfy.

Well except for left handers.  SCROO them guys.  It's curved the wrong way for them.  Unclean southpaws. 

Lawless Maryland

In Maryland, gun control is not about the law. It's not about crime. It's about votes.

Pass something after Newtown to pass something. To reinforce the state's retrograde Gun Crow laws. To get the guns out of the hands of Blacks and Rural Rednecky folks. THAT'll show em who is boss.

There was a time when Democrats woke up and realized they were on the wrong side of history and maybe having seperate toilet facilities, schools, restaurants... one in better shape than the other... was indeed a shameful policy. I hope O'Malley is still alive when he and other Dems in this handful of backwards coastal states realize this about the 2nd Amendment.