“Sergeant Hugh Barry faces murder, manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide charges in the death of Deborah Danner.”
Can the Democratic Party retake Congress by giving up on gun control? Should it?
…..”Downplaying gun control finally paid off for Democrats in the 2006 midterms, when four Senate candidates (in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Montana and Missouri) and more than a dozen House candidates used pro-gun rhetoric to win their seats and help the party take control of Congress.”
Notice of new laws governing minimum size of antlers, that will be in force 2017-2018 whitetail deer hunting season in New York State. NYS Environmental Conservation Law § 11-0914, Subdivision 1; Subdivision 2.
It’s a hot topic, and personally, I pass on many small racked buck, but there are so many hunters who for numerous reasons, would harvest the animal. I have always wondered why, in quite a few areas, jacking, and poaching, by locals and transients, continues, and nothing is ever done with enforcement. It ruins respect for hunting laws and ethics.
With the new hunting laws in place, remember to, Measure Twice, Cull Once.
Another elected bastard, drunk with power.
It has been an interesting few weeks for our Minister of Police, Fikile Mbalula. During a media briefing on 25 April he alluded to the problem of (hopefully illicitly-owned) firearms by stating “There is a lot of AK47 here in this country. I don’t know where does it come from. Whether it was left by us, I don’t know. But is lot of AK47. Everybody has got a AK47.” The Minister continued in this vein during the Police Budget Vote speech on 23 May, when he said the following – “As we move forward, we want to disarm South Africa. We must silent guns by 2063 in doing so, we have developed a tailored programme for the recovery of stolen and state owned firearms…In this financial year, the Firearms License Appeal Board intends to forward proposals that will better manage the spread of firearms and reduce the proliferation of the…
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Generally speaking, my own use runs along the lines of field dressing deer, or the utility of a TL29.
It is always interesting to know what edged weaponry is out there, and that interest began when I started taking knives off the streets when I was a cop. Interesting thing is, about 10% of all those knives taken off criminals, were sharp, and 90% so dull, it was pathetic.
Yesterday, I was re-reading The Complete Book of Modern Handgunning published in 1961. It’s interesting to see how much has changed in the world of handgun shooting and how much has not.
The following gem is found in Chapter 11. How to Shoot
It brought to mind an unintentional laboratory experiment that happened while I was teaching a snub revolver class. In 2012, I taught a short block of instruction on snub nose revolvers at the Northeast Shooters Summit, just as I did in 2011. The same block of instruction was given both Saturday and Sunday to two different groups of shooters totaling about 40. Many of these shooters had almost no experience using any revolver, much less a snub. They fired approximately 40 rounds in two hours of training, followed by a 10 round qualification course at 5 and 10 yards. The way the training was structured was shooting…
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The respectful silence, speaks volumes. The respectful demeanor, builds character.
This Memorial Day, there is reason for hope, yet you don’t rest easily. How could you? The America for which you fought and died is in jeopardy. Half of the country is “The Resistance,” resisting the Constitution, the rule of law, everything you fought and died to preserve. As William Butler Yeats said:
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.
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These nattering nabob are worried about a water pistol causing children to turn violent.
There biggest reasons children are turning to violence is absentee parents and God has been taken out of our schools.
We had parents that taught us right from wrong and busted our asses when we did not follows the rules.
We started our school day with the pledge of allegiance a prayer and lots of times bible verses.
We grew up watching The Rifleman,Gunsmoke,The Rat Patrol and Combat yet we did not go around killing people.
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We have yet to reach Memorial Day, but the fun police have already set their sights on at least one cherished summer childhood activity. In an article for PopSugar.com, titled, “Why Kids Should Never Play With Water Guns. Period,” author Lauren Levy lectures the nation’s parents on the hidden menace of squirt…
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Or maybe twisted anti gun folks.
Let’s not be honest to get what we want..
H/T Bearing Arms.
The lamestream media and the gun control will not let the facts get in the way of their lies about guns and gun owners.
Don’t bring cherry-picked data to a gun fight.
If there’s one thing all who propose strong gun restriction laws should realize, it’s that 2nd Amendment supporters know their stuff, and we’re not afraid to call you out on misinformation.
In a Newsweek opinion article masquerading as a news, a Boston University professor and a BU researcher argued for stricter gun control laws by using a new public database they created regarding state firearm laws. While the database itself is quite interesting, their arguments, presented with fancy diagrams and statistics about rising gun death rates, became low-hanging fodder for 2nd Amendment supporters within hours of its publication.
Readers quickly picked up on problems with the “study”, most specifically that the authors were not taking into…
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On the occasion of my 5th blog-iversary recently, I listed my 10 most popular blog posts ever. To my surprise, my 9th most popular blog post ever was published just 2 months ago, which means it got strong immediate readership. It was my second take on what I have called “The Problem with Averages in Understanding Guns, Violence, and Crime.”
The heart of the problem is that averages, as summary statistics, can obscure significant underlying differences in the data producing the averages. Two very different distributions of data can result in the same average. Imagine a city that has two neighborhoods and a city-level average of 100 homicides per year. That average is the same whether those homicides are distributed evenly between the two neighborhoods or are concentrated entirely in one of the two neighborhoods. The average as a summary statistic only tells part of the story.
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As Pro-Gun Gianforte Wins, the Anti-Gun Left Goes 0-5!
It was a classic media-driven “October surprise.”
Only it occurred on the eve of a critical special election in May — for the Montana open congressional seat vacated by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
I’m sure you’ve heard about what happened on Wednesday, when a Leftist reporter barged into the private office of congressional candidate Greg Gianforte and started badgering him with repeated questions.
Gianforte says the reporter grabbed his wrist prior to an ensuing scuffle. The reporter claims he was “body-slammed.” To his credit, Gianforte has apologized for his role in the incident.
But the media’s purpose was clear: They wanted to destroy Gianforte through a media-generated scandal. And to spend the next 18 months crowing that the Republicans’ defeat in Montana presaged a Democratic wave election in 2018.
The only problem: The media ploy failed, as the pro-gun Gianforte…
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The tax exempt status for these churches needs to be revoked and any taxes due should become retroactive from the date the church was built.
A new report reveals how churches nationwide are harboring illegal immigrants, helping them evade federal immigration orders for deportation.
In a 60 Minutes special report, more than 800 churches are acting as mini-sanctuary jurisdictions to hide illegal immigrants from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.
ICE has a long-standing policy in which agents do not detain illegal immigrants at churches, making the facilities an ideal spot to avoid deportation orders.
In a Buffalo, New York, church profiled, parish staff confirmed that they recently harbored an illegal alien family of four from Honduras. Since January, the church officials said it protected more than 40 migrants.
Rev. Robin Hynicka of Philadelphia’s Arch Street Methodist Church explained how he believes enforcing federal immigration laws are…
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Although I have never met him in person, I have long appreciated the work of Claude Werner, and not just because we are both professors (Werner being known as The Tactical Professor).
Owing to his “heady” approach to gun education and training (e.g., his “Mind Map” captured below), Werner addresses the mental game of personal protection more than many, hence the subtitle of his blog: “more than weapons manipulation.” I like that.
- Shooting yourself
- Shooting someone you shouldn’t have, either intentionally or unintentionally
- Getting needlessly arrested
- Getting shot by police officers responding to a call for help
- Leaving guns where unauthorized persons can access them, resulting in tragedies
- Frightening innocent people around you
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State legislatures from coast to coast are working to crack concealed-carry regulations and restore freedom to their citizens.
While pro-Second Amendment legislation like National Reciprocity and the Hearing Protection Act weave their slow, methodical course through Congress—countered at every turn by gun control Democrats and their surrogates in the media—state legislatures around the country are working to repeal gun control and to expand the exercise of our Second Amendment-protected rights via pro-self-defense legislation.
Time to Counter by Moving the “Hearing Protection Act”
First, Gun Owners of America needs your help to stop anti-gun Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) from scoring an anti-gun coup.
Second, I want to remind you that one of the best ways you can support Gun Owners of America is by becoming a GOA Patriot member.
GOA Patriots are monthly contributors who are serious about defending the Second Amendment.
Not only will you help GOA stay on the front lines, you will get a great-looking GOA cap as a thank you!
GOA Successfully Working to Block Possible Attacks on Hunters
A week ago, the Senate HELP Committee — seriously, that’s its real acronym: HELP! — voted out legislation which would revamp regulation of over-the-counter hearing aids.
The legislation is crafted by Senator Elizabeth Warren.
In the pro-gun House, representatives recognized that similar legislation might have ramifications for hunting-related listening…
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Texas isn’t the only place robbers get shot and killed it happens in Indiana also.
On Sunday, an armed robber in Evansville, Indiana learned the hard way that more homeowners are buying guns for home security.
According to police, officers were dispatched to a home in the 1100 block of Washington Avenue shortly before 4 a.m. on a report of shots fired. As they approached the residence, they were flagged down by an individual who informed them that the suspect of a home invasion had been shot and fled the scene on foot.
Officers canvassed the area and found Malcolm Payton, 25, in the 1100 block of Adams Avenue suffering from an obvious gunshot wound. Police immediately began to administer first aid to the suspect and found a gun on the ground underneath him in the process.
Paramedics arrived and transported Payton to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
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If these snowflakes are worried about being oppressed by a monument then they should demand the removal of DemocRat memorials.
DemocRats were the slave owners in the south DemocRats wrote and enforced the Jim Crow Laws.
DemocRats oppressed and murdered The Civil Rights Marchers.
A life long DemocRat Nathan Bedford Forrest founded the Ku Klux Klan.
Monument honoring Confederate soldiers in Montgomery, Alabama (Shutterstock/JNix)
The Alabama senate passed a bill Friday which would prevent the changing of the names of Confederate memorials and removing of historic Confederate monuments.
The bill “would prohibit the relocation, removal, alteration, renaming, or other disturbance of any architecturally significant building, memorial building, memorial street, or monument that has stood on public property for 40 or more years,” reads the text of the bill, reported Yahoo News.
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Please help me spread the word about this ammo recall.
Barnes Bullets just issued a safety recall on a number of their ammo, saying the “packaged product may contain cartridges of a different caliber.” Overall, 18 lots were impacted.
Affected products include:
Barnes 300 Weatherby 190 TTSX VOR-TX ammo with the following lot numbers:
Think you have affected ammo? Here’s how to check:
A case of ammo will have the lot number stenciled on the side of the case. If you have a box of ammo, the lot number will be stamped on the inside flap of the box.
If you have determined you have a defective lot, stop using the ammunition immediately!
Call Barnes Bullets’ customer service department and let them know your ammo is part of their…
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This guy got a little over five years for possession of 32 stolen guns by a convicted felon and drug dealer.
My question is why didn’t he get more time for the guns and what about his drug dealing?
A four-time felon from Tok, Alaska, was sentenced on Friday to 64 months in prison for illegally possessing 32 firearms.
According to a press release from the U.S. attorney’s office of the District of Alaska, some of the 32 firearms possessed by 49-year-old Floyd Julius Stuck were stolen and others connected to drug distribution. In addition to the 64 months of prison time, Stuck was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and 80 hours of community service.
On March 3, Stuck pleaded guilty to illegally possessing the firearms, which were discovered in February 2016 during a search related to reports of drug trafficking and other criminal activity.
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“In the first incident, the men walked up to a 19-year-old victim around 2:30 p.m. on May 15 near 1210 Nelson Avenue in Highbridge and threw him against a parked car, police say.”
Not surprising at all.
A person needs to be ready these days..all the nutjobs on the left and such..
Courtesy of Morrissey & Facebook
Good On You Morrissey!!!
Celebrating my birthday in Manchester as news of the Manchester Arena bomb broke. The anger is monumental.
For what reason will this ever stop?
Theresa May says such attacks “will not break us”, but her own life is lived in a bullet-proof bubble, and she evidently does not need to identify any young people today in Manchester morgues. Also, “will not break us” means that the tragedy will not break her, or her policies on immigration. The young people of Manchester are already broken – thanks all the same, Theresa. Sadiq Khan says “London is united with Manchester”, but he does not condemn Islamic State – who have claimed responsibility for the bomb. The Queen receives absurd praise for her ‘strong words’ against the attack, yet she does not cancel today’s…
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Allowing students, even staff, to carry concealed handguns on college campuses is an issue of considerable controversy these days. After all, the contemporary American university is one of the most fierce, and increasingly violent, bastions of progressivism, and professors, in the growing number of states that have adopted campus concealed carry have loudly protested, and some have actually retired or resigned.
In October of 2015, I wrote No Good-Guy Guns On Campus: How’s That Workin’ Out For Ya? I wrote:
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#find North, #finding North, #polar zone, #arctic zone, #Equatorial stars, #Sun.
Finding North in polar regions using Equatorial Stars and the Sun.
The general principles in Finding North still apply for each familiar method. However Finding North direction in polar regions has its own problems and it is not as simple as for temperate zones due to difficulties caused by steep magnetic lines not pointing to rotational poles, by the closeness of the upper Celestial pole to the zenith, by long extended day time, by aurora light, by aurora interference with radio wave receivers in GPS units.
When those familiar methods encounter problems the method of Finding North by Tropical stars and the Sun can still work and maintain its precision.
1. The two polar zones
The two polar zonescover any area with absolute value of latitude higher than 66°33′. That is all their points are…
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Following up on my recent post about Gunsite and the early history of private citizen gun training classes, as well as previous posts based on Mike Seeklander’s American Warrior Show podcast (on Tom Givens, on Gabe Suarez, and on Seeklander himself), this post presents some insights from an interview with Ken Hackathorn (show #21 from 25 December 2015).
Hackathorn, now retired from full time gun training, is one of the most experienced living trainers in the industry (see also a print interview with him in the Armed Citizens’ Legal Defense Network journal). He took his first course with Col. Jeff Cooper in the early 1970s, before Cooper’s founding of the American Pistol Institute. He described the experience of taking Cooper’s combat pistol course as like becoming a born-again Christian. He was later certified by Cooper and became one of the first assistant instructors at…
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Kudos to Hoover Councilman Gene Smith for helping saving this old shotgun from being melted down.
The SXS German-made double, likely a black powder gun made with Damascus steel, dates from 1892 and is thought to be worth four figures. (Photo: Jon Anderson/Hoover Sun)
An 84-year-old man was able to recover a 19th Century German shotgun that he dropped off to be disposed of after city officials pointed out it was likely valuable.
The Hoover Sun reported that the North Alabama city of Hoover had a pretty good haul at an annual event designed to get rid of household hazardous waste such as old paint, pesticides, batteries and questionable cleaning products, with some 1,400 area residents dropping off items on April 19. There was, however, a little bit of boom dropped off to include a .22 revolver, a pellet gun, 50-75 pounds worth of ammo (mostly oxidized shotgun…
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Some lovely firearms with deadly triggers. It continues. It is also why many firearms manufacturers install triggers with excessively heavy trigger pull weights. I have one (M750) with a 12# trigger. The moment anyone tampers or alters the mechanism, liability becomes the owner’s. A much better suggestion I give, is to have a Timney trigger installed.
H/T Clash Daily.
John Lewis getting whacked in the head during the Civil Rights Era did more damage to his brain than we ever knew.
Bigotry works for politicians. After the civil war, white Democrats promoted fear of newly freed blacks. Today, black Democrats promote fear of free blacks who will defend themselves and the people they love. Politicians always wrap themselves in the cloak of public safety. In fact, that cloak is usually the white sheet of bigotry directed against minorities and the poor.
Democrat Congressman John Lewis said we need him so we can be safe. Lewis also said that honest gun owners are not welcome in Atlanta. “I must say to the NRA that you are not welcome here in the 5th district, you are not welcome here in Atlanta.” That would have come as quite a shock to gun owner Martin Luther King Junior who was born…
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Protesters from Ennerdale, a suburb in the south of Johannesburg, burn tyres and barricade streets around the suburb during a violent protest over a lack of service delivery in the area on May 9, 2017. Picture: Tadeu Andre/AFP
HELESTI Daye-Fourie never leaves her house after dark. The risk of being carjacked and shot standing in her own driveway is too high.
Every day after picking up her eight-year-old son from school, the Johannesburg mum-of-two takes a different route home, eyes on the rear-view mirror. Her 20-month-old toddler sits in his car seat behind her, where he can easily be grabbed at a moment’s notice.
That’s because Ms Day-Fourie doesn’t want her son, in the event of an attack, to be trapped by his seatbelt, dragged along outside of the car and killed — as happened to a four-year-old boy whose parents and sister were forced out of their car by…
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A federal judged ruled against Remington Arms in a personal injury case despite arguments that the gun maker is protected under Louisiana law.
Judge Ivan Lemelle ruled that the case has merit under the Louisiana Products Liability Act, saying the law protects gun makers from lawsuits except in cases involving a defective firearm. He awarded $500,000 to the plaintiff, Precious Seguin, for her claim holding Remington liable for producing a defective product.
According to court documents, Seguin was injured during a hunting excursion in October 2013. As she tracked the blood trail of a wounded deer with her father, brother and a family friend, her father’s Remington 710 bolt-action rifle discharged as they made their way through the brush. The bullet struck her right buttock, traveled through her hip and exited through her right elbow.
The lawsuit argues the rifle’s trigger design, the infamous Walker Fire Control…
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In the firearms training industry, butthurt is a common condition. There’s quite a bit of it going around right now. The current crop of butthurt, as usual, revolves around equipment, technique, class organization, and philosophy.
Yesterday, I was able to take Training Day 2 of the Rangemaster Advanced Combative Pistol course. Both Mindset and physical skills are part of the course. This is the third training class I’ve taken in the past two months, in addition to attending the Rangemaster 2017 Tactical Conference. The others were Law of Self Defense and NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home.
One of the things I get the most out of when I attend training classes is the side discussions I have with my colleagues teaching their classes. We’re all willful individuals with strong opinions based on our own experiences. More often than not now, I listen to the other trainer’s opinion without…
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Watch me build a wood Custom Shelf System around a tree using my knife, pocket saw, jute twine for cordage and occasionally my little tape measure.
There are times when I set up a new camp in the forest and I don’t have any place to set things on -no rocks to be used for shelves, nothing. And having to stoop over to pick things up off the ground is just a little too primitive for my camping style and hard the back.
So in these situations I will custom build shelves, tables, cabinets, counter tops, etc. similar to what you might see in a tree house.
I can then have the creature comfort to set my gear, personal items, various equipment, upon. Probably the most important thing for me is getting my harvested rain water container high enough up off the ground so I can filter water through my…
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We need to spread the word about this scam.
We all know to avoid emails from Nigerian princes claiming that they have a fortune and just need your assistance transferring their money, promising a payout if you comply and provide your SSN, bank account, etc. We all know this is a scheme aimed towards the uninformed.
Recipients are receiving physical snail-mail letters on legitimate-looking letterhead that claim to be from Heckler & Koch firearms. These letters state that H&K is voluntarily recalling all firearms from the sporting and commercial markets in the USA. According to the letters, H&K is also ceasing its supply of all firearms to sporting and commercial markets in the USA due to the election of President Donald Trump, stating that “the German headquarters no longer deem the USA a safe destination country for weapons” due…
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“As we approach summer, experts warn this could be one of the worst years ever for Lyme disease. That’s thanks to an explosion in the tick population.”
Lucky gunner recently ran a two part series on the history of the .38 Special cartridge. Being a fan of revolvers and of the .38s in particular as well as a fan of history I thought I would share.
H/T Keep And Bear.
This has been around a while the message is very true.
Well this is chilling….however, it is what we have been saying for years. The Democratic party is corrupt and apparently has been throughout our history.
In a democracy, there are two separate parties that have different opinions, but they can can agree to disagree and find a common middle ground to stand on together. However, the liberals seem to have forgotten this tidbit of our foundation. In fact, their behavior seems to be drifting further and further away from this ideology, and at alarming speeds.
Nathaniel Grigsby, a Civil War veteran was wise beyond his years though, and actually had a message engraved into his tombstone for generations to come. The farmer, born on October 11, 1811, was the 2nd Lieutenant of Company G, 10th Indiana Calvary. He also happened to be a friend…
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London (AFP) – More than 28,000 species of plants around the world have a medical use but poor documentation means people are not making the most of the health benefits, according to a survey released on Thursday.
Britain’s Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in London recorded 28,187 species in its latest annual survey and said it was probably a “very conservative figure”.
FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR
Written by Sierra Bullets Ballistic Technician Phil Mahin
I have always wanted a lever action rifle chambered in 45 Colt. I finally got my chance to purchase one last summer that I could use for deer season. What I found was accurate, but I was able to get velocities that were a lot faster than what is normal for the cartridge. In fact, I was getting 1,700fps from the muzzle and that was verified with our industrial Oehler here at work. There is a good reason for the velocity. It comes from a combination of a hot magnum primer, a lot of slow burning powder, and a case that is built well enough to hold the high pressure repeatedly. I know you may have a lot of questions about this and I’ll finish this story in my next blog, but for now, I wanted to show you what I found…
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In the late evening hours of 14 May Mandla Hlatshwayo, a South African actor and JoziFM DJ, was shot and killed by armed robbers whilst attempting to help two women who were being held-up. His actions were brave, selfless, and admirable. It is a rare quality in today’s world for anyone to willingly run head-on into danger in the hope of saving someone else, and I think that if Mr. Hlatshwayo is remembered for anything, it should be that his final actions marked him to be a brave and principled gentleman.
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By Sergeant Stephen Clark
Like any intricate, expensive, dangerous, rare, item that carries a lot of responsibility to own or use, a firearm rates among the highest. Hence, the current Law (FCA 2000) quite rightly enforces a standard of physical proficiency and competency and legal knowledge before you take your new weapon out of the shop.
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MREs always tasted like cardboard to me. Never liked them.
“While overall sales have declined since November, there is one group of people whose purchase rate has spiked.”
As storms spring storms and tornadoes rip through the South, I thought it might be a good idea to repost this basic introduction to prepping. Stay safe out there!
If you’re depending on some Government agency to come rushing to rescue, odds are you’ve found yourself here by mistake! However, if you believe it is your responsibility to take care of yourself and your family, then you’ve come to the right place. So without further delay…
Water – you can’t live without it and you can’t have too much, also consider having a Water Purifier.
Food – basic canned goods along with other longer shelf life products can literally be a life saver. Check out our big incomplete list of items to store:
Medication and basic first aide – any prescription medication that you or your family need plus Baby Aspirin, Band-Aids, gauze, antibiotic creme etc…consider a small First…
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First consideration is whether there are any legal requirements for specific caliber.
Personally, the .38 Special with any offering of ammunition will do fine. The Plus-P, or, the Standard Velocity, are okay. The vast array of LSWC, SJHP, and the lowly wad cutter in 148 grains that makes a wicked cookie cutter hole in flesh. They’re all good. You must be able to consistently hit the target. You must practice and not go plinking.
I happen to like blue steel over stainless. A bit more care involved.
Selection, is a matter of taste. Model-36 or Model-60; Model-10 or Model-64. You like five shots or six? Model-19 or Model-66. There are tons of other revolvers in the mix from many manufacturers, and a budget gun can be okay without too much demand placed on it.
I will say this, a two inch barrel while good, not much different than a service revolver barrel of four inches, and more concealable, has an issue. When the revolver is fired, as police are trained, and the reloading of the cylinder is involved, the thumb piece is pushed, while the left hand middle and ring fingers open the crane. The thumb ejects cases while the torso rotates. Two inch barrel revolvers have a short ejector rod. Practice the ejection, and keeping the cylinder chambers clean is important because you do not want any cases hanging up or, Murphy’s law coming into the scene, the cases getting under, the cylinder star, especially in stressful combat. A three inch barrel or even a 2.5 inch barrel, helps eliminate that problem tremendously.
Get training. Many good trainers are out there. If it’s a revolver that you like, learn to shoot like a cop. Reloading operations. Fast acquisition of the front ramp. Five points to the draw, aim, fire. Reverse to holster. Learn to keep the finger off the trigger. Learn to understand and know the trigger weight and why your revolver has whatever it has for pull weight, if necessary, adjust, because street guns are not paper punchers. Street guns are killers. Make certain that you are not the one to be killed by your own gun, and be extra careful around others, especially your family.
Today, a Model-19 S&W, gives versatility of caliber and safety when using .357 or any .38 Special offering. Nice sight picture, when you consider aging eyes. Extra meat on the barrel. If you really want extra meat to tame recoil, stainless, should be your choice. Let your hand, select the butt configuration and grip selection. All I need, is a Tyler T-grip. I prefer regulation holsters of OWB style with covered trigger guard and thumb break safety. I like an opening at the bottom of the holster to allow rain and dust to get out and, if no hole is present, my pocket knife with awl, spins a nice hole opening and then dressed from the inside of the holster to neat things up. I wrap the revolver in Saran Wrap, to check fit. If needed, I spray WD40 all over the holster and then insert the revolver and work the thumb break. Sometimes it needs to be done twice or thrice.
There is a lot of controversy out there about shooting .357 Magnum cartridges out of small revolvers, especially snubbies. Some would contest that there is little to me gained from a .357 out of a short, 2 inch barrel except muzzle flash, noise and recoil. Some will swear a .38 lacks the power to stop an angry tree squirrel.
Justin, over at the Revolver Guy blog takes a stab at this issue by trying to apply some common sense, logic and actual range testing (link). I definitely encourage anyone interested in this topic to take a look at what he has to say.
My own personal, non-scientific, opinion says that neither is a bad choice and I will stick with my .38 Specials. In part because I only own one .357 Magnum, an all steel Ruger SP101. While I love shooting it, I don’t really plan on using…
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‘We’re on the attack and on the offensive, not just legislatively but also in the courts.’
Excellent video of road rage incident. Almost exactly what happened to me decades ago, but with only one aggressor.
On a Sunday morning at 6 am, while going to a gun range, nobody on the road. I stop for a red traffic light. A car pulls up behind me, but the road is two lanes. Light turns green. I step on the accelerator and the engine percolates, hesitates, and stalls. Won’t restart. The guy behind me, blasting his horn, rather than simply going around. I am trying to restart the car and feel the car jar and see in the outside mirror, the guy kicked in my left rear quarter panel, and is moving up to my door with a tire lug wrench in his hand. I opened the door, still seatbelted and the S&W Model 36 is now out as I unbuckle and shout, “Drop it!”. He did drop it, as I got out to look at my rear quarter panel and the guy lunged. His right fist striking my left ear solidly, as I push him off, and I am now angry. I pocket the snubnose and punched him squarely on the chin. He falls back onto the pavement for the ten count. My car is old. But now I get back in, still no other cars on the road. I turn the key and it starts. Put it in gear and drove. Left him, his lug wrench, and his car, where they were. No cell phones back then and no pay phone in sight. I went to the local police precinct to make a report. The sector car went to the location but nothing was there. I never heard anything about the incident since.
In this episode, I breakdown a road rage incident and provide some options for dealing with confrontation. The outcome of this could have been much worse. Although this guy had some serious skills, he also had luck and circumstance on his side. Check it out!
My goal is to be absent of violence. If I can’t be absent, I look to avoid. If time and circumstance permits and I can’t avoid, I will attempt to de-escalate or redirect. If that fails, my last option is to use defensive skills. Staying level headed and not allowing your emotions to control your actions is vital to good decision making. Do you think this guy made the right decisions based on what you’ve learned in this post?
Les Baer, makes some exquisite 1911s. The grapevine says, that Les is a real good guy and a gentleman.
There are not many quality items that come at a discount price, which especially rings true when looking at 1911s. Sure, you can pick up a shooter for around $500, but to get into a consistently high level of quality and fitting you have to spend some bucks. With a market full of mid and upper-tier models, the choices can be dizzying. While I will not pretend to know what is best for anyone else, I can share some insight from my last outing to the range where my S&W PC1911 and Les Baer Premier II both made the trip.
I’ve owned the PC1911 for a few years now, and it was my first foray into a higher dollar 1911. While true conissouers will scoff at my $1,300 handgun as “high dollar” compared to the true customs on the market, with that amount of money I expect to get quality…
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You’ll see me building the first shelf that will hold my rain water container up higher off the ground to allow for unattended drainage though the sawyer mini water filter I use along with my own DIY carbon filter I made…
Sometimes when I set up camp, I cannot find a place to set something up high off the ground. This was the case as you’ll see in the video where I bushcraft a more comfortable improvement to my camp by building a shelf to set a 5 gallon water container that I collect rain water in off my tarp system… (I talk about the tarp rain water catch system in this video
This is the first stage of the shelf system. I plan to add on to it more things such as a cabinet and bookshelf…
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Cheap and easy camp cooking meals – Bannock Bread Cake the occasional treat! A little something I conjured up. You can always alter the ingredients in the recipe to suit your tastes. You can always make a simple pan bread or ‘pancake’ for very cheap with some flour water and salt…
Give it a try, it’s pretty good !
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A good look at some common Camp Knives as we go into the camping season. Every knife has a purpose, but the camp knife served several special activities. Listen and watch to learn about the wonder and useful ness of these knives. As told by Blackoracle69 Thanks for watching and following Steveknife !
I’m taking the NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home Course this week. Taking the Course is a prerequisite to becoming a PPOTH Instructor but I also like to get back to Basics periodically.
Yesterday, I did the Range Exercises for the Basic level of the Course. PPOTH has Basic Level range exercises of 100 rounds. The Advanced Level range exercises total 112 rounds. The exercises are detailed in a Condensed Reference Guide available from the NRA.
The exercises are nothing fancy or ‘high speed’ but they emphasize fundamental skills that everyone who carries a weapon should be able to execute flawlessly. Most are shot at seven yards.
- Presenting the pistol and firing one shot (that hits) while not wearing a concealment garment
- Presenting the pistol and firing one shot (that hits) while wearing a concealment garment
- Presenting the pistol and firing two shots (that hit) while not wearing a…
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(A) It must have a barrel length 18.0 inches or greater, when measured against a closed action, from the bolt face.
(B) The overall length must be a minimum of 26.0 inches.
(C) If Remington makes it, be very cautious about their triggers.
Perhaps if Mayor Ballerina Emmanuel would explain to the gangsters that AR-15’s have been banned they would surrender them to him.
I mean after all Chicago has some of the most toughest gun laws in the nation.
Chicago has very easily become the laughing stock of the liberal anti-gun movement in recent months, but for Chicago police, it’s no laughing matter.
The city first enacted their controversial gun ban over 30 years ago, with many Americans furious over the Illinois capital’s decision to limit the Second Amendment within city limits. The public outcry predicted a massive gun violence epidemic to come, with arguments paraphrasing the anecdote regarding “only outlaws having guns” in every possible combination of words. The unbelievable affront against the right to bear arms even spawned mocking legislation as far away as Kennesaw, Georgia, where a law was implemented stating that every home owner must own…
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Must have been under the authorization of Grosse Commandant Franken (?).
At least they are getting some range time in. Remember, shooting paper, is a whole lot different than shooting people, especially people who shoot back. Some even have actual combat experience.
Be scared…Really scared!!
None of these seven men look like they have sense enough to pour piss out of a boot with instructions printed on the sole.
I hope all seven are locked away for life.
(NEWSER) – Seven bounty hunters who descended on the wrong car outside a Walmart have been indicted on first-degree murder charges in the killing of an unarmed man and the wounding of another, Tennessee cops announced Wednesday. The charges come after a chaotic scene in Clarksville on April 23, where police said the bounty hunters shot at four people in…
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Armstrong Economics Blog/France
Re-Posted May 7, 2017 by Martin Armstrong
Obama Intervenes in French Election Proving Macron is Establishment and represents no change for France thereby sealing its doom. Of course, Obama is doing exactly what they he and his mainstream media backers say Putin is doing – trying to influence the French election.
Obama intervened in the British Referendum telling the Brits they would have to get at the back of the queue and would be ignored if they left the EU. Macron will send France and the EU down really hard. He represents no change for France and will commit the country to go down with the EURO Ship.
Turnout is low so far and Le Pen ballots are torn in many places around the country to invalidate them in the count. The ESTABLISHMENT will do what it takes to rig the game as alway
H/T Keep And Bear.
This would be America if Crazy Uncle Bernie was elected President.
Remember Bernie Sanders? Of course you do! He’s that guy that all the hippies and college students wanted to vote for because he promised them free stuff, like school and healthcare. Do you know Bernie’s policies were though? He preached socialism as if its roads were paved with gold.
I’m here to tell you that it isn’t. In fact, socialism’s roads are paved with the bodies of people who have staved to death….at least in Venezuela, anyway. The citizens are literally starving and they only have their government to thank for it. Ironically, the country was once one of South America’s richest countries….this was before they became socialist.
Venezuela’s inflation, estimated by the International Monetary Fund to reach 720% in 2017, is the highest in the world. The economy has shrunk 27% since…
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H/T Bearing Arms.
This schmuck is lucky he did not win a Darwin Award.
With more than 15 million Americans licensed to carry concealed firearms, you’d think armed robbers would be prepared to have their fire met with fire. But sadly, many still don’t think they’ll be challenged.
Such was the case for this poor schmuck from Weston, WV, who thought he could just stroll into a Clarksburg hotel on Wednesday and pull off an armed robbery without a fight.
Austin Lodge, 24, went into the Sutton Inn on Emily Drive at approximately 2 a.m. and demanded money from the clerk, according to the Clarksburg Police Department.
The clerk told police that Lodge, who was wearing a black hoodie, jeans with sequins, and earrings, covered his face and said, “Don’t make me pull my piece.”
The clerk then pulled a firearm, police said, and Lodge ran toward Kroger without taking…
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Like this one …
CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) October 5, 2015
Go read them all…
Once more a good guy with a gun stopped a bad guy with a gun.
Police in Texas say a concealed carry holder is a “hero” for shooting a crazed attacker and preventing what could have been a slaughter inside a crowded sports bar on Wednesday.
The man, who was dining with his wife at Zona Caliente in Arlington, Tex., quickly sprung into action when he witnessed the gunman shoot and kill the bar manager, police said. The man took a gun he had on a concealed carry permit and quickly shot at the assailant.
The good Samaritan has not been publicly identified, but police identified the assailant as 48-year-old James Jones of Grand Prairie, Texas.
“We’re treating the good guy as sort of a hero,” Arlington Police spokesman Christopher Cook said Thursday.
Police say the customer, who has not been publicly identified, was carrying a handgun under the Texas…
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H/T Keep And Bear.
Fortunately the homeowner was able to retrieve his gun and fight back a move that saved their lives.
Food for thought: it is not smart to attack people who own guns. Here’s the thing, most likely, you’ll end up injured or dead if you do try to do so, because our guns aren’t for just for show!
An overnight invasion is being investigated by police near Houston, Texas. The homeowner had just arrived home after work, when he was ambushed by three thugs, who pistol whipped him. This happen around 9:15pm on Tuesday night, when they then used him to get into the home, where the man’s wife and two children were. The children are ages five and six.
The homeowner was pistol whipped and his family was forced to lie down on the floor.
The men were looking to rob the victim, but police said…
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First off, I want to make it clear that I am not a “knife guy.”
Yes, I carry a knife almost every day.
Yes, I have a nice collection of knives of various sorts.
Yes, I love checking out cool new knives.
But to me, knives are just tools. Tools that are to be used, regularly, for whatever I need to use them for. Most of the time that involves cutting something whether that is opening boxes and packages, trimming plants, opening the mail, or preparing food. They also get used for any sort of other purpose that may come up; pry bar, hammer, screwdriver, or even for self-defense should the need arise.
I sharpen them as needed but don’t use stones or fancy equipment. Generally I use a Smith’s Two Stage Sharpener like this one:
They are cheap, easy to use, easy to carry, easy to use and result…
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Written by Sierra Bullets Chief Ballistician Tommy Todd
I have shot several disciplines of shooting competitions over the years and have learned a few things regarding ammunition and bullet function during this time. Below I will describe a few of the things I have seen and benefited from. Hopefully if you find your situation to be similar you can make changes before experiencing some of these effects.
Frequently the matches I shoot require 40 to 100 shots before a person gets a chance to clean their rifle. Just as frequently, a good shooting match rifle will still shoot very good scores and groups with that many rounds fired through them. However, those guns do not deliver the same accuracy as when they were clean, but the drop-off in accuracy is not a huge change unless a set of accumulative issues arise.
I witnessed a set of problems that…
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Remember, these are the people who claim they have the moral high ground. They really think that they are superior people and deserve to do anything to you they wish. Wow! Talk about being mentally unhinged!
Dr. John Lott’s classic More Guns, Less Crime, has been a thorn in the side of anti-liberty forces since first published in 1998. It is now in its third edition and is no less annoying to those that would disarm the law abiding. As one might imagine, the book proves, conclusively, the title. Anti-liberty forces have vilified the book and Lott, but none have been able to disprove his careful and exhaustive research.
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At the NRA Annual Meeting this past weekend, the NRA Education and Training Division conducted an update for NRA Trainers. The presentations and discussion rekindled my interest in the standards for students to pass the NRA Basics Of Pistol Shooting (BOPS).
In short, there are four levels of qualification (standards) offered to the students at the end of the Basics Of Pistol Shooting Course. The very first level is Red, for which they must shoot a five shot group into a four inch circle four times at 10 feet. The four times don’t have to be consecutive but the students must be able to demonstrate the skill repeatedly so they can shoot four targets.
Students who meet that standard are then offered the chance to attain three higher levels of achievement; White, Blue, and Instructor. Achieving Instructor level Qualification does not mean that they qualify as NRA Pistol…
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Franken is still a piece of shit.
May 2, 2017
Thank you for contacting me regarding H.R.1181, the Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.
Veterans who have served and sacrificed for our nation have earned our deepest gratitude, and we owe a great debt to them and their families. One of my highest priorities as a Senator is to ensure that our nation is doing right by our veterans. That can mean helping them to find a home and a job, to recover from physical and psychological wounds, to take full advantage of the benefits they were promised when they entered the military, and many other things.
H.R.1181 is a bill that would change the adjudication process for how it is determined if a veteran is mentally unstable to the point where he or she should not be allowed to possess a firearm. Concerns over this process…
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“A bill that would make Connecticut the first state in the country to allow police to use drones outfitted with deadly weapons has stalled.”
It is time to either get your firing squad, hang’s man noose or electric chair ready then clean out death row.
Utah will execute three inmates by firing squad for the first time since the method was reinstated in 2015 by Gov. Gary Herbert.
Utah’s reintroduction of the firing squad comes in the middle of a national debate over the death penalty. The method was brought back in part because of a nationwide shortage of lethal injection drugs after several companies said they would stop selling…
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Another LINK: HERE
President, who supported tougher gun restrictions before he entered the political arena, will be the first president to address NRA’s annual convention since Reagan
Begin to attrit the enemy at the maximum effective range of your weapons.
That was one of the most important things I learned as a young Infantry Lieutenant during the Cold War. We would have almost certainly been facing Soviet forces larger than our own. We had to wear them down as they closed with us in order to destroy them before they could reach us. This is every bit as true today in the context of personal protection.
“Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes” is a famous saying from the Battle of Bunker Hill during the Revolutionary War. Very few people understand that ‘the whites of their eyes’ basically represented the maximum effective range of the smoothbore musket. That’s the underlying concept of the order.
No matter what our weapons are, we need to understand their maximum effective range. Maximum effective range is sometimes…
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Early arrival tour of my campsite/lab – setup plastic tarp in diamond pattern over hammock to catch rain at the back corner – system allows for standing room and head clearance…
This was setup mid spring in a thick forest area closer to the top of a hill for flood safety. Provides wind protection from the surrounding foliage and will provide ample amount of shade in the coming summer months – should be breezy as well.
Nearby my camp is a mini green house area of a forest garden I am growing this year. I have a route that goes along several locations…
I have improvements to make to the camp as you will see the flooring area developes mud puddles with heavy rain.
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Gabby’s last active brain cell has died.
Empty can Gabby Giffords and her doofus husband Mark Kelly claim they are huge supporters of the 2nd Amendment and yet spend all of their time and other people’s money pushing for unconstitutional gun control. Speaking of things that make no sense, the Giffords/Kelly anti-gun group Americans for Responsible Solutions have unveiled a new ad campaign to further restrict our right to keep and bear arms.
What theses gun-grabbers did was a create a gun control poster and printed it on bullet-proof Kevlar to make a pointless point.
“This poster stops bullets because our gun laws don’t” reads the poster.
I hate to break it to Gabby because she has that hole in her head, but no law is going to stop a bullet. The only thing laws stop are law-abiding people from breaking the law. She could get her wish…
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