Friday, September 4, 2015

Thing I learned about revolvers

You know how, in the old days, cowboys would only have 5 rounds in their revolver and keep the hammer over an empty cylinder?  A good rap on the back of the hammer could jam the firing pin forward and touch off the cartridge to disastrous results.

You don't need to take that precaution with modern revolvers.  They are designed with that in mind.  It's all in a little hump in the rebounds. Where is meets the hammer bit.  Here:


That place when the hammer is at rest.  Bang on the back og it all day.  Because it meets there when the hammer is down means it can't rotate any further forward.  They aren't in that position when the hammer is back and the pin can swing free all the way to the primer cap. 

Voila. 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

White House sez

NO public official is above the law.

Oh?  OH?!

Close to home

Remember how I talked about someone getting stabbed near my house a month or two back?

ANOTHER dude got stabbed there.  Dead. Kinda a busy intersection.  Dunkin Donuts, McDonalds, Rodmans Discount, Korean Korner, A GINORMOUS thrift store in an old Ames. 

It's the only shopping area within walking distance of my house.  Mmm.


I need to escape

To the orange counties.  One of em.  Maybe West Virginia.  Looks better and better all the time.


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Cries of anguished souls

If I told you

That taking 170 million firearms out of circulation in America would guarantee violent crime would reduce by 51% would you go along with the confiscation scheme.

I wouldn't.  Most of the 170,000,000 are owned by the law abiding for legitimate reasons.  It's my right.  It's barely any of your business what I do or don't do.  I'm no criminal.  I am an innocent citizen.

Well, what if I told you ADDING 170M firearms to the country would happen at the same time violent crime went down in the US by 51%?  And, across the pond, in Britain, after a gun ban regime, violent crime would skyrocket over a similar time period?  I'd say, 'Bully.'

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

It's ok, it was just a dangerous predator.

http://lileks.tumblr.com/post/128117794044/portrait-of-a-dentist-as-a-young-man

Rubio Endorses Obama


Says that America is great right now, and we don't need to change anything.

Archie Update

My Crotchety Old WWII neighbor that I nicknamed Archie (after his favorite character and doppelganger Archie Bunker)?  What happened to him?

Well in the fall of 2014 it got to the point where he couldn't be left alone with just me checking in on him and counting and reminding him to take his pills.  After a stint in the hospital his daughter took over and he moves to assisted living up near her in West Virginia.

I visited him monthly until the winter on 2015.  Then he told me not to come any more.  Not to call, even. 

Despite his abmonitions, I still called a couple more times, on the advice of his daughter, to see if he changed his mind.  He hasn't.  He hasn't the patience for old neighbors or visitors. 

Thus endeth a chapter. 

He's old and tired and impatient and ready to die, I think.  He won WWII in the Pacific for ALL you fools, what more do you want? 

Ah well.  At least he ain't dead yet.  And so it goes.

Fair winds and following seas, Archie. 

Monday, August 31, 2015

Single Issue Voter

Are they?  Are there many?  Single issue voters that only vote for gun banners that want to take our guns away from us? 

Doubt there are more than handful. I'll bet it's not even the most important issue for Shannon Watts, head of 'Mom says guns are bad'. She'd vote for Bernie Sanders, I'd wager, over a much more recently anti-gun candidate like Ben Carson. Sanders is arguably more pro-gun than the good doctor. Why? Well, Sander is Liberal and Carson is conservative. And 'Liberal', I've found, is a more important criteria to people that support gun bans. For other reasons. But Shannon, the former Monsanto lobbyist, has never been known for her self awareness. I guess I could be wrong.



Now there are THOUSANDS of single issue voters on our side, the side of freedom. Maybe millions.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Revolver AAR 2

In revolver class, two of the students are using the gunsmith's revolvers to learn on.  He wanted some modifications on his revolvers, so the students had the fun of doing them.

A ball detent for the cylinder crane.  Like you see here.

Instead of locking the cylinder closed with the catch on the underlug, a hole is drilled into the crane.  Into this is set a spring and a ball bearing what just fit the #30 bit sized hole.  A simple peening with the special enclosed punch and the ball stay in place.  Then you mark and dremel out a corresponding hole under the barrel.

Why do this?  As it is the normal catch at the end of the ejector rod can bend the rod over time.  If you disable this catch and rely on the ball detent catch you won't have this bending problem.  So if that is a concern, consider this.

I didn't do this on mine.  Just my preference.

The danger is you drill too far into the crane and come out somewhere else.  Bad.  Hard to get S&W to send you replacement cranes without sending them your gun and have them install it.  Parts for revolvers are difficult to procure, but they are out there.

Colt parts?  Gah!  I don't know.  Lots of 'sold out' signs...

Gah!

What a man.

Well, he has to live with himself, the poor irresponsible bastard. 

The good reaction to the MIA article (again, sorry) is here.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Revolver class

Continues today.   Cross your fingers I get the timing sorted.

Just a Reminder

Maryland's murder rate was trending down.  Then Maryland passed more gun laws.  Not Maryland's murder rate is trending up.  And the answer the Dems have is more gun control for Maryland to battle this upward trend.

Hmmmmmm.... 


Friday, August 28, 2015

AAR Revlover 1.2

Now I need to take a class in some sort of shotgun. 

Before classes, the insides of the boomstick in question is magic smoke and gnostic voodoo, beyond my ken.

After classes... well that was easy and now I know too much and can only just get into deep deep trouble at this point. 

Pump and semi-auto shotguns, lever guns...  Scared to take them apart now, but I am confident they will be just as easy.

Also, THIS is why institutions switch to striker fired ugly black plastic pistols.  The special tool you need for them is a punch, and the fitting process is 'get a new replacement part... go.' And that's it.  A 1911 I'd be fitting a part all day.  One day.  A Glock at $2000 per unit is cheaper than a 1911 at $1200 a unit when you factor in Armorer costs.  Same with revolvers.  And Glocks don't cost $2000, do they?  I don't care how much more superior the 1911 is to shoot, look at the COST, man!