The 2018 CRKT Knives


We get a look at the new lineup for 2018 for CRKT and as in past years they have relied on designers to produce designs they can put into production. For the most part CRKT knives are inexpensive and imported. They usually make a good choice for an everyday carry. Of particular interest is the MK 16 which they have redone in a Framelock style and are using Sandvik. steel.

Also CRKT is rolling out some knives using the basic design they have called Field Strip Technolohy originally designed by legendary knife designer Ken Onion. It’s a about a 20 minute video but if you have interest in CRKT and enjoy their knives it’s worth a look as these knives will be or are already reaching store shelves.

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Sierra Bullets Load Data For 2018 New MatchKing Bullets

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Sierra Bullets is excited to release load data for four of our newest bullets: the 22 caliber 95 gr HPBT MatchKing #1396, 6.5mm 150 gr HPBT MatchKing #1755, 30 caliber 200 gr HPBT MatchKing #2231, and 30 caliber 230 gr HPBT MatchKing #2251.  If you handload for 22-250, 223 Remington, 6.5 x284 Norma, 308 Winchester, or 300 Winchester Magnum check out this new reloading data.  Click here to download the data which can be printed and added to the Sierra Bullets 5th Edition Reloading Manual.


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Apathy will Kill the 2nd Amendment & End your Right to own a Firearm – Patriot Gun News

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SO what are you doing to help defend the constitution? U.S.A. –-( When was the last time you sent shooting? When was the last time you attended a Friends of NRA dinner? When was the last time you did anything except complain about the NRA? Last November gun owners joined together to stop Hillary Clinton.

Source: Apathy will Kill the 2nd Amendment and End your Right to own a Firearm – Patriot Gun News

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12 Tips For Anyone Who Wants To Start Stippling Their Firearm

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Stippling your firearm can make for a much better grip, but only if it’s done right — these 12 tips will make things much easier for you.

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Georgia Mayor Urges Residents to Carry Guns After String of Robbery-Murders

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H/T Breitbarts Big Government.  Warner Robins Mayor Randy Toms is a very wise man and understands the need for more good guys with guns on the streets of his town. After three robberies that result…

Source: Georgia Mayor Urges Residents to Carry Guns After String of Robbery-Murders

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Old School ARs From Brownells

Never was a fan of the M16, or AR15. My preference is the M14. A far more superior rifle in every class. I had an M1ANM, and the only thing that I could find fault with, is that the receiver was not forged. Fulton makes M1A rifles with forged receivers, and that in my opinion, places those rifles as highly desirable. Concerning wood rifle stock or plastic, it goes by the operational zone demands. Stocks can be swapped out, but consider that while unsealed wood will have issues, the plastic twists, and can otherwise effect zero. Maybe an epoxy filled cavity stock with steel rod reinforcement. Titanium is light in weight and stronger than carbon steel or stainless, placing an increase of weapon weight but, if glass marbles and ball bearings are filler, weight and balance, can be tuned, and permanent. Got JB Weld?

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I grew up on a steady diet of Westerns and in the great state of Texas which means that lever action rifles were as common in my youth as iPhones are today. As a result (or maybe in spite of this) I have a passion for them which is why the release of the 1894 in .38/.357 is such good news to me (link).

On the other hand as a child of the 60’s and early 70’s the M-16 was the new and iconic rifle of the US military. Since even as a kid I was addicted to the news I saw the M-16 in action almost every night in scenes from Vietnam and other hot spots around the world.

The end result is a bi-polar love for cowboy guns and the plastic/aluminum guns of the space age.

While I truly enjoy modern AR-15 and the flexibility of…

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About That Gun Control…

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Not working so well for Merry Old England it appears…

London is having a huge spike in gun crime.  An increase of 42%.  This, improbably, in a city in a nation that has banned hand guns and made gun ownership impossibly difficult.

Nor is their Knife Control…

Knife crime in London is up 23%.

via When you outlaw X…

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Mike Rowe, ‘Dirty Jobs’ champion, takes gun rights persona

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TV host Mike Rowe likes to illustrate how attitudes have changed over the years by recalling the time he and a classmate brought a gun to his high school in Baltimore — not just any gun, but a sniper

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GOA’s Top Ten in 2017 | End of Year Reports

GOA: The REAL gun lobby. “No Compromise”.

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Infuriating Nancy Pelosi


Rep. Pelosi’s statement (see accompanying picture) is reminiscent of what former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid had to say about GOA members last year: “Senate Republicans continue to cower [before] the Gun Owners of America… GOA is even worse than bad.”

via GOA’s Top Ten in 2017 | End of Year Reports

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The 5 Best Revolvers


Kyle Mizokami, The National Interest
The revolver was one of the first multi-shot handguns. The revolver concept was preceded by the so-called pepperbox handgun, which used multiple barrels to arm an individual with multiple ready-to-fire bullets. This was later refined to the revolver concept, which saved weight by using a single barrel served by a revolving, cylindrical magazine holding six or more bullets. Although semiautomatic pistols have overtaken revolvers on the U.S. market, there are several good revolver designs that command attention. Simpler, less prone to jamming and capable of firing more powerful ammunition…

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Marlin 1894 .38/.357 Is Back!

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Maybe the most exciting news out of the 2018 SHOT Show (for me) was the Marlin 1894 CST. This is a new edition of the classic Marlin lever action chambered in .38 Special/.357 Magnum that sports a 16.5 inch threaded barrel, black finished wood furniture, XS ghost ring sights, big loop lever and a a brushed stainless finish.

1894 CST

While I think this particular model is extremely cool the real reason I am so excited is that it signifies a return to manufacture of the 1894 in the .38/.357 cartridge. Since the Remington takeover (ruination?) of Marlin the pistol caliber carbines have been nearly as hard to find as honest politicians and carbines chambered in .38/.357 have been even more rare than that. Hopefully, this means a return to production for all the models in this line.

For around $300 less than the $1154 MSRP of the CST I…

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Why Work?

The Apostle Paul: “YOU DON’T WORK – YOU DON’T EAT”

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Why Work?

January 29

“For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. For we hear that there are some who walk among you in a disorderly manner, not working at all, but are busybodies. Now those who are such we command and exhort through our Lord Jesus Christ that they work in quietness and eat their own bread.” -(2 Thess. 3:10-13 NKJV)

Jesus probably spent most of His life working in His family’s carpentry business. We know almost nothing of His youth from adolescence until He began His public ministry at about age 30. But we know that His father was a carpenter (Matt. 13:55) and that Jesus also practiced the trade (Mark 6:3). Carpenters worked with wood, metal, and stone to produce furniture and farm implements, and constructed houses and public buildings.

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This Would Be A Disaster…

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For Minnesota…

Keith Ellison as Attorney General??

Bad for pretty much everyone NOT toeing the leftist, progressive, Muslim mantra.

But especially bad for gun owners and their rights..

Keith Ellison, the progressive congressman and deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, is exploring a run for Minnesota attorney general, according to four people he’s discussed the possibility with.

Lori Swanson, the current attorney general, is expected to run for governor, leaving the race open.


With his active organizing and fundraising base — amplified through his close alliance with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) — Ellison would likely scramble a field of lesser known candidates that’s begun to take shape.
Ellison did not respond to efforts to reach him directly, and a spokesman declined comment.

First elected to Congress in 2006, Ellison has grown listless and bored in the House, according to multiple people who’ve spoken with him in recent months…

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Sunday snicker

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Turmoil rocked Heaven this morning as allegations arose that God had had an affair with a former worshipper. The scandal was begun when a 21 year old woman, known only as Mary, claimed that she had given birth to God’s “only son” last week in a barn in the hamlet of Bethlehem.

Sources close to Mary claim that she “had loved God for a long time”, that she was constantly talking about her relationship with God, and that she was “thrilled to have had his child.” In a press conference this morning, God issued a vehement denial, saying that “No sexual relationship existed”, and that “the facts of this story will come out in time, verily”.

Independent counsel Kenneth Beelzebub immediately filed a brief with the Justice department to expand his investigation to cover questions of whether any commandments may have been broken, and whether God had illegally funneled laundered…

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Jamaica, Gun Control Fail ….

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Jamaica has some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the world. They were imposed in 1967, shortly after independence from the U.K. There is a special Gun Court, without the need for hard evidence.

Conviction is life in prison without parole. In spite of the draconian gun controls, far stricter than what exists in England, (or perhaps because of them) the murder rate in Jamaica is more than 40 times higher than the murder rate in England.

via Jamaica Tourists Told to Stay in Hotel Rooms Due to High Murder Rate

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Sociology of Guns Gun Range Field Trip 2018

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My Sociology of Guns seminar got off to a slow start this semester with the cancellation of classes last week due to snow. This canceled our our field trip to the gun range — an annual highlight of the class (see 2017, 2016, and 2015 editions) — but thankfully our hosts were able to reschedule the visit to this week.

We once again visited ProShots Range, a short 20 minute drive from the Wake Forest campus. I really like ProShots as a gun store and range because it is clean, safe, and professional, and from the perspective of Gun Culture 2.0, very welcoming to new shooters, families, women, and racial minorities. I took my first ever formal gun class there, back in 2012, a free 3 hour class that included supervised live fire on the range.

ProShots Range Manager Richard Talbert discussing different types of guns…

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(MARSHALL COUNTY, Kentucky.) KSP High School Shooting: Death toll has risen from 14-16 excluding the 15-year-old-boy who has not been named, has been charged with two counts of murder and 12 counts of assault in the first degree, Assistant County Attorney Jason Darnall said in a press conference Wednesday #AceNewsDesk reports

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What Idiot Did This?


How can you be a sworn LEO if you are not even a citizen?  How did he pass his background check to be admitted to the academy?  How did he pass his background check to be hired?  Try that nonsense in any other country on the globe and they will throw you out on your ear.  Just more of little big O’s Marxist legacy.  And of course his traitor buddies in congress.

accept1He still makes me sick.

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It Begins ….

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Massachusetts, like most other liberal states across the country, is not exactly a state that believes in or respects the Second Amendment rights of the people who live there. Rather, Massachusetts and the leftists who run it believe as the vast majority of liberal democrats in this country do: That the implementation of more gun laws and regulations is the best and most effective way to decrease gun-related crime.

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Anti-Gunners, Media Appear Outraged Over SHOT Show’s Vegas Location

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However, it seems the media and anti-gunners don’t think it’s location is appropriate following the Las Vegas massacre in October.

The gun industry is holding its biggest annual trade show this week just a few miles from the site where a gunman slaughtered 58 concertgoers outside his high-rise Las Vegas hotel room in October using a display case worth of weapons, many fitted with bump stocks that enabled them to mimic fully automatic fire.

Gun control advocates, meanwhile, pointed to the irony of the location and planned a protest to renew calls for tighter gun sale regulations, including expanded background checks.

“We’re trying to show the connection between the industry that makes all the money and the damage that their products cause,” Lee Goodman, an organizer with Chicago-based Peaceful Communities, said Tuesday. His organization advocates for a rewrite of the constitutional Second Amendment right to own guns.

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2018 Preparedness Assessment (Part 3: TEOTWAWKI)

It seems, we can get through the big stuff, but the little stuff, such as viruses and bacteria, can do more harm. In other words, if a troublemaking leader is bopped on the head with a rubber mallet, it’s quite possible they will eventually get the message, but pound away on a petri dish filled with pathogens, and it could spread and get worse or mutate somehow.

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To paraphrase the Thoughtfully Prepping Blog, after the end of the world as we know it (TEOTWAWKI) the world will still be here.

There are a lot of scenarios that could bring about the end of the world as we know it; a successful EMP attack against the US, a solar CME on the scale of the Carrrington event that strikes the northern hemisphere, plague (natural or man made), a large scale nuclear exchange, an eruption of the Yellowstone super-volcano, an asteroid impact of sufficient size, the zombie apocalypse (every preppers favorite), etc., etc., etc. I am not preparing for disasters of this scale.


Sacrilege, you say!

Nope, I am not a “doomsday” prepper.

Do I think that these events are possible?


Do I think they are likely?

I am 100% positive that the Earth will experience one or more of these events at some point in…

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Lucky day

It could be the hawk was looking to work for you. I had that happen a number of times, on one of my late brothers’ farm, and at a Highland Games, where the hawk spread its wings and danced sideways back and forth. The handler said the hawk wanted to hunt for me.
Feed your hawk buddy a prosciutto and provolone hero. 😉

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While returning home from Dads and about 3 blocks away from our
house I spied a hawk spiraling in a tight circle close to home.
When I arrived home and jumped out of the car for a look, it was
gone. Or so I thought.

Went in the house and grabbed the camera, checked the settings,
opened the back door, and saw this.

Turned out the hawk settled in a tree not 30 yards from the
back door. The hawk seemed calm so I got closer and took another
shot. The bird was still calm so a few shots were taken before
venturing even closer.

The hawk stayed in the tree quite a while watching me watching
him. Which cause me to wonder, what does a predatory bird with a
4 foot wingspan eat? Surely not people? Yet I got the feeling
the bird was hungry and sizing me up.

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Custom 1911 grips ideas on Pinterest | 1911 Grips

I let my hand do the selection. I have had just about every kind of grip including ivory, and for “posing”, the fancier ones look nice, but for shooting, I like plain walnut sanded with 220 grit. I also like the checkered plastic grips. What I find useful is the Pearce finger groove insert. On the 191A1, I believe it should be left as simply as possible, and kept low key.

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New Year…..NEW GRIPS!!!!

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And this is why gun registration…..

Compelling argument and after reading it, I will think about certain guns without serial numbers. They want to play dirty. Fight fire with fire.

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A final thought: If you think it’s time to bury ’em, it is really time to dig ’em up and USE THEM.

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Shooting Skills Baseline Drills, Round 2: “The Test” and Dot Torture

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Although there was some residual snow on the ground, a sunny and comparatively warm 50 degree Saturday drew me to the range to shoot a couple more drills to establish a baseline starting point for the year. I couldn’t shoot Karl Rehn’s 3-Seconds or Less drill because the movement required in the mud, so I shot Larry Vickers’s “The Test” and the infamous “Dot Torture.”

As with my first round of drills I shot American Eagle 124 grain FMJ ammunition in my Glock 17.

“The Test” is straightforward: 10 rounds from 10 yards in 10 seconds on an NRA B-8 target. In his YouTube video explanation, Hackathorn says he considers a passing score 90/100 while Vickers requires all shots in the black (9 ring or better) to pass.

I shot “The Test” 3 times from the “trigger finger index” ready position I practiced last week in Mike Seeklander’s dry fire…

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Gov. Christie Bans Bump-Stocks on last day in Office

NJ Fat Boy, Squats on Bump Stocks. Fat bastard is anti-2A.

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Chris Christie Bans Bump-Fire Stocks, Orders Confiscation On Final Day In Office

As I have stated earlier on this Blog many times this is the main reason I never have nor would I ever support this guy for National Office! He always has been and will continue to be an enemy of the 2nd Amendment!

Regardless of what your thoughts are on the Bump-Stocks they were approved by the ATF under Obama and they need to go through that process first.
Gov. Christie has once again shown gun-owners and law abiding 2A advocates that he is NOT ON OUR SIDE!

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Benchmade 580S Barrage Knife

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The 580S Barrage knife made by Benchmade has become one of our favorite knives since we got it a year and a half ago.  This knife has been Gear Son’s EDC knife for the past year and a half, and he has absolutely fallen in love with it.  This knife has proven itself to us many times while using it at home, in the woods, on top of a cliff, and everywhere else we go.  The blade is razor sharp right out of the box (sharp enough to shave most of the hair off my arm), and holds its edge for a very long time.  Over the year and a half that we have had it, we have sharpened it only twice.  Both of the times that we sharpened it, we did so on our own; however, Benchmade has a service called LifeSharp.  You can simply ship the knife back…

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Another Interesting Release From Taurus

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Ruger was at it a week or two ago and now I guess Taurus is trying to get some pre-SHOT show attention. This time it is with the (re)release of a six shot snubbie, the 856.

Taurus 856

Essentially, this is the same revolver as the 85FS I picked up a week or two ago but with a six round cylinder instead of five.

Cool, neat but not enough to get me to buy one unless I come across another great deal.

God Bless!

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(WALSALL, West Mids, U.K.) Walsall Police Report: CCTV footage has captured the moment a gun-wielding raider was overpowered by a shopkeeper and his assistant on Christmas Eve: As part of the on-going investigations officers have released the footage and are appealing for info:#AceNewsDesk reports

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Lesson 1: Dry Fire is Boring AF

Those drills, are keys to Life. If fatigue sets in early, as it will with inexperienced ones and experienced ones, manual dexterity and strength can be developed with a section of rope line. It could be thin line, or it could be stout line. Start off with simple knot making. Get the fingers and hands manipulated. A slip knot, then untie it. A bowline, then untie it. Repeat, only adding quicker time and secure the lays of the line, making real working knots. Then figure-8, and figure-9 knots. Again easy at first, because strength building takes time and practice. Then move to dropped loop and barrel knot. After about a day, your dexterity and hand strength improves.
If you have a wood stove, get an axe and sand the lower section of the handle for good purchase on the handle. Then split wood. Your hands should feel an ache. Muscles developing. About six sandbags will also build strength. Move the bags from one place to another some feet away. Lay the sandbags down flat and smack the flat of the bag to spread and set the sand. Build a small tier. Interlock and adjust the sandbags. Hand and wrist strength increases. Then take one sandbag in both hands and raise it above your head. Hands holding securely. Do sandbag presses. Your body core starts to build strength. Those are all motions of manual labor. After three days, the handgun that you are training with, can be securely gripped. Not only for shooting. For the event of violent physical confrontation, should an assailant attempt to disarm you.
Decades ago, while on Patrol, Central gave a job of a shooting inside of a residence around midnight. My sector. We pull up to the job and ring the bell and knock, announcing, “Po-Leece. Open the door.” A little old lady about 5’2″, with blue hair, slowly opens the door. She was shaking. I ask, who was shot and she says he is in the kitchen. Male subject, around early to mid-30s, face down on the kitchen floor. One gunshot perforation through the heart. I ask, what happened. Her husband died some years earlier. He had a gun. She obtained a pistol permit after his death and kept the gun. She was 80 years old. S&W Model-36. That night, she went to bed, and was awakened by the male who was on top of her, pulling her pajama bottoms down. She reached for the night table and got the snubnose. In the fight, the male grasped the revolver from over the top strap and was yanking the gun out of her hand. She had a firm grip on the revolver and threw her body weight, going on the floor but she still had the gun. She ran into the kitchen the male following. The woman raised the revolver and fired one round of ammunition, the bullet going through the male’s heart and he fell face down. I look around and see the backyard door was forced open. Wood splintered. Who is the guy? She never saw him before. I reach into his pants pockets looking for identification. Wallet. ID, drivers license. I call Central for License & Warrant information. Career criminal. Drug possession. Burglary. Assault. Sexual Battery. Parolee. The old woman said, “I know, I’m in big trouble.” I stooped down and kissed her on the forehead. She was shocked and stopped shaking. I walked outside with my partner, as the detectives were pulling up. They double parked behind the patrol car. We lit cigarettes and I told them what happened. The sergeant was pulling up and in the distance red lights clearly marking the outline of a bus (ambulance). If the old woman did not have strength in her hand, fear or adrenalin, she would have been the one occupying the autopsy table instead of the male subject.
Hand strength, is vital. Revolvers, are also designed for hand-to-hand fighting. Not semi-autos. In the Academy, I recall being taught that the point under the crane, in front of the trigger guard, is there prominently, so in hand-to-hand combat, you strike the eyebrow ridge and open it, sending blood into the opponent’s eyes, blinding him. You can also strike anywhere above the shoulder causing damage to the skull or throat. You must have strength in your hands. Nothing concerning any practice, is boring. You only have not recognized the importance of the training drills, that MUST be mastered.

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I am two days into my dry fire practice and I am not going to lie: it is BORING AF! I can already tell that this is going to test my patience, my dedication, and my desire. Blogging about it will no doubt help me with my accountability.

Recall that following Dustin Salomon’s advice I picked for my training one platform (Glock) and one system (Mike Seeklander’s American Competitive Shooting Society and his IDPA Mastery Series). The goal here is to become a better shooter and to work up to competition shooting over the course of this year.

Seeklander’s Session One is the two-handed grip. I begin the session with his 11 minute video in which he demonstrates how to get a proper grip on the pistol. I realized from my first round of baseline shooting drills that getting a good grip on the gun was a problem for me…

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That’ll Teach Him…

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Gun laws did not work for you did they?


Because thugs and such do not care about your laws!!

Wasn’t law abiding CCW folk now was it?


He was campaigning in his ward in Chicago when he and his crew were robbed at gunpoint by three young black men. The robbery took place on Thursday afternoon, 11 January, 2018.

via Chicago Anti-Second Amendment Politician Victim of Armed Robbery

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Gun Grabbers Smell Blood In The Water At State Level

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Instead, they’re focusing their attention on the state level where they believe they can create change.

Advocates of stricter restrictions on gun ownership believe they can notch new wins in state legislatures across the country this year, after Republicans in some states signaled they would be willing to break with the National Rifle Association to support some new rules.
Advocates pointed to Massachusetts and New Jersey, the first two states to ban so-called bump stocks, the rifle modifications used by a gunman to murder dozens at a concert in Las Vegas last year. Both bills were passed by Democratic legislatures and signed by Republican governors.
A bump stock ban won approval from a legislative committee in Virginia earlier this week. Similar bills have been introduced in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Indiana and Washington.
“States are really taking the lead on banning these weapons in the face of Congressional inaction,” said Robin…

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I May Never Be Fully at Home in Gun Culture

Lower: The Wall, is a farce. Draining the Swamp, is a farce.
Best to go with Option-C.

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I come to gun culture from the outside, and as comfortable as I have come to feel in my journey into gun culture, every now and then something will pop up that makes me think I will never be fully at home in it.

And I am good with that, because guns are just one part of my life, and being a gun owner is not among the most important parts of my identity. Stuff like this just insures that it is so.


If I didn’t verify this on the company’s website, I would have thought this was put together by The Onion or some anti-gun organization.

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Taurus Announces New Revolvers

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Taurus announced two new revolvers today; a new .44 Magnum as well as a .357/.38/9mm multicaliber revolver.

The Tarus Raging Hunter (I hate that name) is a .44 Magnum geared towards (hold your breath) hunters…

The slab barrel is actually a two piece unit with a steel insert wrapped by an aluminum housing to reduce weight although, this guy still weighs in around four and a half pounds. The integral rail would make mounting optics easier and the ported barrel should help tame whatever recoil the weight does not.

Of more interest (for me) is the Taurus 692. It is a .38 Special/.357 revolver with something extra; a second cylinder that allow the use of 9mm rounds. The 692 will come in two barrel lengths; 6.5 inch or 3 inch. The other cool thing about this revolver is it packs an extra round in the cylinder, it is a seven…

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Illegal Alien in New Jersey Creeps Into Family Home and Sexually Assaults Six Year Old…

Trigger Reset


A man in the country unlawfully was arrested early Tuesday morning after he was found in bed with a 6-year-old girl.

Edgar Mendoza, a 32-year-old citizen of Guatemala, jumped out the second-floor window of a Bayard Street home after the child’s father found him in bed with his daughter. Police apprehended Mendoza a short time later.

The family does not know Mendoza, who now faces deportation, according to a police spokesperson.

“The people in the residence do not know him,” Lt. Stephen Varn said when asked if Mendoza was a stranger to the victim’s family. “We believe he entered through the same window he jumped out of.”

Officials say the victim’s father entered the young girl’s room around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and found Mendoza in bed with his child. After Mendoza jumped out of the window, the father called police and provided a description…

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Why? To Many Homeys Getting Shot?

No problem. Just wound them. They can live without balls.

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A Florida lawmaker has introduced a bill designed to repeal the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law which allows a citizen to use deadly force against an attacker.

The bill was filed by a Democrat, State Rep. Shevrin Jones, because who other than a Democrat would spend time working to figure out ways to make law abiding citizens less protected?

via Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Remove State’s “Stand Your Ground” Law

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The Correct Answer is YES!!!

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Are American gun owners entitled to privacy or should the entire community know who they are, where they live and if they are licensed to carry?

It’s a lightning rod subject that is now the focus of legislation in Washington State, but it is a controversy that has raged across the country over the years when newspapers have published the names of gun owners, and sometimes the communities in which they live. Things hit a fever pitch five years ago when the Journal News, a suburban newspaper in New York, took things a bit farther by publishing the names and addresses of gun owners in Westchester and Rockland counties.

Reaction from gun owners was swift and alarming to the newspaper staff, whose own names and addresses were posted online, according to the New York Times.

Turnabout, as they say, is fair play, and payback can be uncomfortable.

Three months ago…

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Don’t Mess With Old People…They’ll Kill You..

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An armed 82-year-old man in Kanawha County, West Virginia, turned the tables on a home intrusion suspect Saturday by pulling a gun and shooting him dead.

The deceased suspect was identified as 24-year-old Timothy Dean Coker.

According to WSAZ, Kanawha County deputies say Coker allegedly “broke in through a window in the garage where the 82-year-old homeowner was working and threatened the homeowner.”

The homeowner responded by pulling a handgun and shooting the suspect, fatally wounding him.

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Two Russian Pistols Being Developed by a Mystery Designer


Two Russian Pistols Being Developed by a Mystery Designer – The Firearm BlogThe Firearm Blog: “In one of the Russian social media pages dedicated to firearms, I found a picture of two pistols being in development in Russia. These handguns are designed by an unknown arms designer whose nickname is “Kochevnik”.

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Shooting Skills Baseline Drills, Round 1: 5×5, Bill Drill, F.A.S.T.

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After fighting busy-ness and weather for a week, I was finally able to get out to the range this past weekend to begin shooting the baseline drills I will use to monitor my progress toward my goal of shooting better in 2018. It was a breezing 39 degrees at 14:30 but I pressed ahead with my plan.

You will recall that I am tracking my progress using drills taken from the list of “minimum competency drills” suggested by Karl Rehn and John Daub on the Handgun World Podcast recently and those being demonstrated by Chris Baker and John Johnston as part of Lucky Gunner’s “Start Shooting Better” series.

I shot 3 drills Saturday at my home range, Veterans’ Range in Mocksville, NC:

  1. 5 x 5 Drill
  2. Bill Drill
  3. F.A.S.T.

Equipment from my “reverse sponsorship” deals (I pay THEM to use their equipment): Glock 17 (with brand new Ameriglo Spaulding…

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Learning Gun Safety and #GunSense with the National Rifle Association

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Yesterday I spent the day with my wife and Tim Gordon, an NRA Training Counselor who owns Cornered Hill Firearms Training in Hudson, North Carolina.Last summer, my wife and I took Tim’s NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course and we enjoyed it so much we were excited to take another course with him.

So, we made the 90 minute drive from home because Tim was good enough to accommodate our busy schedules and hold an NRA Basic Range Safety Officer course just for the two of us on a (very chilly) Sunday.

Hudson, North Carolina. Photo by David Yamane

I have wanted to get an RSO certification for some time because I frequently find myself with new shooters at the range. These may be friends of mine for whom I am the only “gun guy” they know, or friends of my kids (like the Argentinian exchange student we took shooting

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Virginia: Gun Control Tops New Governor’s Agenda

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This week, Virginia Governor McAuliffe and Governor-Elect Ralph Northam outlined their top priorities for the upcoming legislative session, and highlighted expanded background checks for all firearm sales and other transfers (so-called “universal” background checks) as a key measure the new governor will be pursuing upon taking office.

Source: NRA-ILA | Virginia: Gun Control Tops New Governor’s Agenda

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Democrats Get Burned Over Latest Anti-Second Amendment Scheme

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Acting at the behest of Democrats seeking ammo in the war on the right to bear arms, the Government Accountability Office engaged in a two-year operation to make online gun purchases under false pretenses.

The request was made by Congressional Black Caucus kingpin Elijah Cummings, Senator Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren and some schmuck from Hawaii named Brian Schatz who is one of Hawaii’s Democrat senators.

Their scheme, however, failed after repeated attempts by federal agents to make such purchases that would have provided Dems with their GOTCHA moment didn’t bear fruit.

The GAO recently wrapped up its report after 72 consecutive solicitations in which the proper procedures were followed despite attempts to get the dealers to break the law.

Federal Investigators Couldn’t Illegally Buy Guns Through Legitimate Websites Despite 72 Attempts, @StephenGutowski reports

— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) January 7, 2018

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Immigration Stance Proves Democrats Don’t Really Care About Gun Violence

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It’s funny. Leftists Democrats, those who seem so determined to curtail our Second Amendment rights, claim they’re very serious about fighting gun violence and, by extension, crime. They want to take away guns because, they claim, it will make us safer. After all, if it saves just one life and all that.

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As It Should Be!!!

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Alexander Hamilton in The Federalist, No. 78:

There is no position which depends on clearer principles, than that every act of a delegated authority, contrary to the tenor of the commission under which it is exercised, is void. No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the Constitution, can be valid. To deny this, would be to affirm that the deputy is greater than his principal; that the servant is above his master; that the representatives of the people are superior to the people themselves; that men acting by virtue of powers, may do not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid.

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Sell Or Destroy?


Featured Image -- 19197The debate over whether confiscated guns should be destroyed or sold back to the public has been going on a long time.  I really don’t understand the idea that increasing the number of guns increases crime.  If a gun is sold and all the federal laws are followed, what is the problem?  Except that many of the federal requirements are un-Constitutional and abhorrent to the spirit of the Republic.  And I hate to see any good firearms in safe working condition destroyed.  Please let me know what you think in the comments.

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Leftists Are Just Dying For a Concealed Carry Holder to Make a Mistake

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President Ronald Regan once said, “The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so.”

Democratic political strategist James Carville was a bit more pragmatic about it, saying, “The Democratic constituency is just like a herd of cows. All you have to do is lay out enough silage, and they come running. That’s why I became an operative working with Democrats. With Democrats, all you have to do is make a lot of noise, lay out the hay, and be ready to use the ole cattle prod in case a few want to bolt the herd.”

Lay out the silage they do and nowhere more so than in the field of the Second Amendment.

George Soros, Michael Bloomberg and a regiment of like-minded new world order propaganda hacks feed disinformation to their army of apparatchik who, with no critical…

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2017: A Great Year To Come Home!

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2017 was a good year to move back to West Virginia. After working for the U.S. Navy for 30 years, I decided that I wanted to go home. A place where the outdoors is a way of life. Many people ask me about “retiring” from the Navy, but I only retired in name, not reality. I put in 19 years, active and reserve, six years as a government contractor and five years in government service, all intertwined to equal 30 years. Confusing huh? Let’s just say I joined the Navy in 1987 and left in 2017 and leave it at that. Needless to say, I made a good choice. I have never been healthier, never been more at peace as I have been since I moved home.

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Smith Knives

Very nice. One photo, the top one, looks similar to a knife I bought at a yard sale for 99 cents. A Henckels chef knife, broken and a little rusty. I ground it down and made a first class skinning knife out of it. The rust came off with a little elbow grease. Had it until the flood. The sheath was Tandy 7 oz. to 8 oz. leather I made, a taco style that rode fairly high on the belt. Used six stitches per inch four prong tool to punch the leather and saddle stitch thread. It was oil tanned. The knife was a real swift cutter for removal of hide. Simple design knives that fit the hand with good balance and quality high carbon steel, are worth their weight in gold. I notice that the Smith knife, appears to be oil blued. Nice and traditional.


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Prior to calling Lacy Smith of Smith Knives, I took the time to make a pot of coffee and I am sure glad I did. Our phone conversation went almost an hour and the cough/ cold congestion I am fighting left me gasping for air and gulps of coffee helped keep my throat from drying up completely.

Lacy Smith is an interesting person, he’s been making knives, first as a hobby and then full time and would sell you one of his custom knives along with sharing his personal faith in a wonderful one,two presentation.

For many years he designed and made automotive parts with contracts and a thriving business. When his industry suffered a downturn in 2008. Lacy found himself looking for other opportunities. Smith spent a lot of time praying, asking for guidance. It wasn’t long before his hobby of making knives opened up to…

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We Are Losing Congress Unless Gun Owners Become Gun Activists

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Buckeye, AZ –-( I hate being forced to break the gun rights battle down on party lines. All Republicans aren’t supporters of the Constitution and the right to arms, nor are all Democrats enemies of our rights, but the fact is, Republicans, as a party, have embraced the idea of God-given rights that include the fundamental natural right of self-defense, and Democrats, as a party, have embraced a view of rights that are granted by an expanding State, where protection is left to police, or for those so entitled, armed security details.

Even if an individual politician stands with gun owners, if the politician’s party doesn’t, then having that politician in office can be damaging to rights. Even if they have the integrity to defy their party leadership on gun votes, every additional Democrat in Congress puts Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi that much closer to being Majority Leader and…

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Darth Schumer Seeks to Crush the Gun-Owning Resistance

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If you haven’t seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi, don’t worry, I’m not going to give away any spoilers!

But it’s comical how close-to-real-life a Science Fiction movie can be. And, how it can hold significant warnings for American gun owners.

In The Last Jedi, two of the resistance fighters receive a parking ticket when they travel to a planet in search of a code breaker.

They are arrested for unlawful parking, but they escape and flee the planet, thus becoming “fugitives from justice.”

Sound familiar?

It should if you’ve been receiving GOA’s alerts over the last month and reading about the dangers of the Cornyn-Schumer-Feinstein bill (S. 2135).

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SIG P365

Ahhh. the Good Stuff.

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The first 9mm self-defense handgun I ever purchased was the SIG P250. While an awful lot folks didn’t like that gun, I love it. Smooth, buttery trigger like a revolver but with the capacity of a mid-sized semi-auto (15 rounds).

For a number of reasons I switched to Glocks over the years. The G19 replaced the P250 as my “nightstand gun.” I tried the G26 as a daily carry but It was always a but too heavy and bulky so when the G42 then the G43 came out they became my daily carry pieces. I really like shooting those little guys but the announcement of the P365 from SIG may have me rethinking that at some point.

Sig P365

This little SIG is very similar in size and weight (see the exact specs here) to the G43 but with the 10+1 capacity of the larger M&P Shield!

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Authentic Herbal Noodle Soup of Stewed, Fried Duck (Mì Vịt Tiềm chánh gốc)

In one photograph, it looks like Thai hot peppers that I used to grow. If that is what they are, be very cautious. Spicy hot going in. Worse, going out.

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by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia).

#Mì Vịt Tiềm, #authentic, #Stewed Fried duck, #Noodle Soup, #Dioscorea hamiltonii, #Hoài sơn, #Papaya,

Authentic Herbal Noodle Soup of Stewed, Fried Duck (Mì Vịt Tiềm chánh gốc)

We are lucky to learn from Mr. Mach Van Cuong an AUTHENTIC recipes for making Stewed Fried Duck in Noodle Soup. Mr Cuong is a food connoisseur who wants to preserve and disseminate Oriental knowlege. Oriental recipes have usually been closely guarded as family secrets.

Mr Cuong had been working for his parents’ businessin various types of activities (importing and exporting of electronic parts, jewelers tools, and herbal food supplies). He enjoys applying traditional herbal knowledge.

Figure: Mr Mach Van Cuongwho teachesthe Authentic Recipes presented here .

Herbal Noodle Soup of Stewed, Fried Duck (Mì Vịt Tiềm) originated from Cantonese or Hakka recipes. It is a delicious, tasty, nutritious, slightly odoured dish and is well liked in Saigon…

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How Gun Control works…Or Not…

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Over and over again, we’re told that we should adopt gun laws more akin to those in the UK or Australia. Such places are presented as some kind of peaceful Utopia by anti-gun zealots in the United States. Over and over again, politicos and activists push for the kind of laws these countries have.

Meanwhile, on Australia’s Gold Coast, authorities are concerned about a recent uptick in gun violence.

via Authorities Concerned Over Gun Violence Wave On Australia’s Gold Coast

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The insane have taken over the asylum folks.

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The geniuses over at the Canada Border Services Agency decided that they weren’t going to let the United Kingdom beat them in the Stupid Olympics and have opted to ban the import of basically all folding knives (if the new law is applied indiscriminately).

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2018 Preparedness Assessment (Part 1: Overview)

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Every year I try and reassess my preparedness plans and goals to make sure I am still on track and prioritizing my efforts and dollars appropriately. Last year I turned this assessment into a six part series. We’ll see how many posts I need this year…

The process is fairly straightforward.

1. Re-evaluate what scenarios or situations I am trying to be prepared for.

2. Assess what I need to do to prepare for these scenarios.

3. Identify any gaps I have in being prepared for those scenarios.

4. Work to close those gaps during the year.

Sounds pretty easy and straightforward right? Yeah well, actually it is. Being more prepared is not rocket science. In fact, for the most part, it is just basic, good old fashioned common sense. Our parents and grandparents would probably have laughed that we make such a big deal about “prepping.” For most of…

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A Time for Purchasing Firearms

As a reminder, that usually, January and February, are good times to purchase firearms, because with the post-hunting season lull, good prices and great availability of firearms can be had. It will allow you to clean, adjust, and get ready for Spring, and the outdoor gun ranges. By mid-summer, you should be ready for the upcoming autumn hunting season.

Here’s How Many Criminals Were Stopped in November Thanks to People Who Carry

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Source: Here’s How Many Criminals Were Stopped in November Thanks to People Who Carry

The ANTI’s are on a campaign to discredit Defensive Gun use and claim the numbers are exaggerated and overblown by the NRA.  They are even CENSORING what comes up on “Google” Searches as it relates to this issue!

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Reports Of The Gun Industry’s Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

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According to some recent headlines, the gun industry is all but collapsed. No one wants to buy guns anymore. It’s all over.

While that perennial theme may make for good clickbait, the FBI’s data on trends in the number of background checks done show the real story.

Yes, the December 2017 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS) figure of 1.6 million is down about 12 percent from December of 2016.

But take a look at this chart showing the data for the month of December for the last 18 years. NICS checks were higher than 13 of the last 18 Decembers. Sure, there are peaks and 2017 isn’t one. But the headlines predictably miss the bigger picture of a thriving industry.

via Reports Of The Gun Industry’s Demise Are | The Daily Caller

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BLAST ALERT: Ask NEBRASKA Senators to oppose LR6 and LR268 applications for an Article V convention

If the Constitution is opened or tinkered with, it will mean, Civil War, and that could lead to Revolution. Once the Constitution is opened, there is no government, and there are no laws, until the document is closed.
For those concerned: GEAR CHECK & STANDBY.

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Editor’s Note: Heads up NEBRASKA — I just received the following email from Publius Huldah. We need to act on this IMMEDIATELY. Please pass on to your family members, neighbors and friends. Thank you.

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You can copy and paste the addresses in batches to your bcc line: One batch for the Republicans – the other batch for the Democrats.

The Democrats are the heroes in Nebraska – they understand the dangers of an Article V convention. The Republicans are the lemmings who are falling in line to implement the globalist agenda [thou they don’t know it]. [Have you heard the Republican party being called “the Stupid Party”?]

We are in grave danger of having an Article V convention and of getting a new Constitution which moves us into the North American Union:

See: How to use Article V of our Constitution to move us into…

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Nevada judge dismisses case against Cliven Bundy and sons, says government cannot retry them – LA Times

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Judge decides on whether withholding evidence in felony Bundy criminal trial was enough to prevent government from retrying the case related to Bunkerville standoff.

Source: Nevada judge dismisses case against Cliven Bundy and sons, says government cannot retry them – LA Times

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tf28 | *(AMERICA, THIS IS WHY THEY WANT YOUR GUNS) – Google & Soros-backed ‘fact-checkers’ join forces to control news search results

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Knife Combat Realities

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As a good friend who was trained in the use of the knife by guys who were OSS in WWII said, those who haven’t used a knife on a person always “out” themselves by talking of grandiose “knife fights”, which end with them as the victor and dripping with their opponents blood. Reality is that anyone claiming to have been in knife fights (especially those claiming “But we did it in the dojo with real blades”), and “getting wet” with their opponents blood are usually nothing but blowhard, fantasy monkeys with delusions of their actual abilities and experience.


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Saiga 12 Shotgun vs Concrete Wall Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/8/2018 | J Hines

The 12 gauge slugs are very good. Large capacity in semi-auto, very nice. But I am disappointed. If he would have shown what the 12 gauge could do on one of the boats in the background, then, I would have been impressed. Clown in a big boat making a wake in a state canal? No Problem-o. Put a few 12 gauge slugs through that fiberglass. That’ll learn ’em. 😉

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A New Class Of Ammunition: NovX 9mm ARX Engagement

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Editor Eric Poole introduces you to a new 9mm cartridge from NovX combining a stainless steel case and a polycarbonate/copper ARX bullet.

Source: A New Class Of Ammunition: NovX 9mm ARX Engagement

Welcome to the Space Age!!  Polymer/Copper combination with Stainless-Brass bonded casings!

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2018 Goals, Part 1 – Shoot More and Better

I take it that the Glock 43, is a .380, and the Glock 17, is a 9mm. Both nice. Both do a fine job. Under advisement, it could be beneficial if caliber selection were expanded, if opportunity presents itself. Think about it. You’re in the ice cream shop. Try to fire .38 Special, .45 acp, 10mm, .44 Magnum, and other calibers if possible. Think of, revolvers from snubnose, to semi-auto such as the 1911. There will be differences in recoil and performance.
In comparison, look at it this way, kids like to read comic books. Teachers assign literature to read and kids will often yawn while reading. Adults know the importance of reading comprehension skills, but the kids do not. Then, throw in Shakespeare. Poetry. Most of the kids will forget everything as soon as school is out. The kids cannot read, and the teacher is blamed. Then along comes a kid such as myself, with a first year college reading level in the beginning of the fifth grade of elementary school. My grandfathers took an interest in me and their other grandchildren. This is why I suggest, under advisement, firing different calibers. I also recognize that Gun Culture, to be, a gun culture, should think about adding new flavors, such as shotguns, in their vast array from pump action to semi-auto, to side-by-side, to over-under, and, then get “radical” by inclusion of rifles. Bolt action, lever actions, pump actions, breech action single shots. So many firearms. So little time. When gun oil and solvent become aromatics instantly recognized and held in esteem as Mama’s cooking, then, the shooting world opens up into a vista. You know Good people now, and in time, as the expanse presents itself, you will gain associations at different ranges and gun classes. That, is sociology connected. Part of culture, to myself, and many if not most others, is hunting. The hunt, is special. The harvesting of game is special. The dinner table with gamefare, is rewarding and special. Family, friends, and those allowed to become as family, are all, very special. The very reasons why I thank the Lord God Almighty, for so many blessings, and my American heritage and traditions.
Professor, I believe that it is time to stretch. It is time to look, and understand, that your journey, is only in the incipient stages, of something epic and beautiful. Remember, some people do bad things with guns, and they would do bad things if they had only a book of matches. The vast overwhelming majority of us, do nice things with guns. We do reasonable and prudent things with guns. Most of us share common experiences. This sounds more like I have given you an assignment.

Gun Culture 2.0

As noted yesterday, two of my three goals for 2018 are to shoot more and to shoot better.

While I will continue to spend a good deal of time traveling around the country to meet and observe national-level gun trainers, Karl Rehn constantly reminds me that most gun trainers are local, and the small percentage of gun owners who actually train do so locally.

So I am going to get more active shooting locally under the watchful eye of a local trainer.

Karl Rehn teaching, from

As I do so, I will take the advice of Dusty Salomon, author of Building Shooters and Mentoring Shooters. Salomon advised me (or any learner) to “pick a ‘system’ and platform (weapon) then methodically and progressively go about learning that system and developing mastery of it.” And to do so not by binging on day or weekend long classes but by…

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The Future Of Body Armor

If, the stuff hit ONLY, the vest. I was working a motor vehicle accident long ago and was hit by a car. The woman was on her cell phone, and claims that she did not see me (or the patrol car with roof lights operating). I went onto the pavement and felt it. The vest did take up some impact, not much. So if talking about nuclear stuff, will that be easy and soft, or fast and hard hitting? The Emergency Room staff said they were impressed, looking at my uniform and vest. I wasn’t thrilled at all. Maybe someone can make body armor that will turn bullets, shrapnel, and pavement, everything, into soft fluffy pillows and at the same time serve a beer.


A fascinating article on the substance Graphene, or diamene.  The idea that a material only 2 atoms thick could provide extremely lightweight protection is pretty thought-provoking.  Anyone who has worn body armor knows the discomforts involved.  Kevlar does NOT breathe.  Still, better hot than shot.  Ballistic rifle plates, both steel and ceramic, are stiff and heavy.  I’m really interested to see what comes of this.

Nuclear Body Armor?

On a side note, the headline perpetuates a misconception about diamonds and hardness.  Diamonds are resistant to having their surface scratched, not from breakage or shipping.  They are actually so hard that they are quite brittle.  Think about hardening and tempering steel.  That is what most people misunderstand:  The difference between hardness and toughness.  Hardness is resistance to scratching and is measured on the Moh’s scale.  Toughness is resistance to breakage and is measured as inch-pound-force per cubic inch.  When…

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NRA-ILA | You’ve Got Fail: Investigation into Online Gun Sales Backfires on Gun Controllers

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In yet another embarrassment for the gun control lobby, a government investigation of online gun sales designed to determine “whether private sellers would knowingly sell a firearm to an individual prohibited from possessing one” determined that … no, actually, they would not.

Source: NRA-ILA | You’ve Got Fail: Investigation into Online Gun Sales Backfires on Gun Controllers

Another Liberal Lie being disproved easily and often.  The Left continues to their “ASSAULT on GUNS”.

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NRA-ILA | 2017: Another Year Millions of Americans Bought Firearms

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We, like many of our members, watched the NICS numbers all year. We read – and fact-checked – all of the claims about the “Trump Slump” and the imminent collapse of the entire firearms industry

Source: NRA-ILA | 2017: Another Year Millions of Americans Bought Firearms

Obama was the Greatest Gun Salesman America ever had but there continues to be more people buying Guns than Hillary supposedly had in the Popular Vote!!

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NRA-ILA | Unhappy New Year for California Gun Owners

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While most of America was busy preparing to celebrate the New Year, gun owners in California were scrambling to lawfully purchase ammunition while they still could. Beginning January 1, all ammunition sales were required go through a California licensed dealer or licensed ammunition vendor. This new requirement is one of two new ammunition laws that were passed by the California legislature or adopted by California voters in 2016. The law that took effect on January 1 will generally prohibit gun owners from bringing ammunition into the Golden State or from purchasing their ammunition online.

Source: NRA-ILA | Unhappy New Year for California Gun Owners

Guess the Moronic State Legislators and Governor of Communist California ONLY want the ILLEGALS, FELONS an JIHADISTS to have AMMO now!!

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California’s War on Guns Broadens to a War on Ammunition Beginning January 1, 2018

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California’s war on guns will soon broaden to a war on ammunition as a ban on the possession of bullets purchased out-of-state takes effect.

Source: California’s War on Guns Broadens to a War on Ammunition Beginning January 1, 2018

At some point ya gotta WONDER why any Gun Owner would even want to stay in a State that has so BLATANTLY Restricted, Denied, Circumvented American Taxpayers from their Constitutional Right of Self Preservation and Defense???


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What to Expect with California’s New Ammo Laws | Guest Post – The Firearm Blog

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In California, one of the 17 Propositions presented to voters on November 8 last year included doling out enhanced limitations concerning magazine capacity as well as transactions and transport involving ammunition. This guide explains what and when the new regulations come into force.

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UPDATE from COMMUNIST CALIFORNIA!!  Making it Harder & Harder for Law Abiding Gun Owners and DOING NOTHING to Keep Felons, Illegals & Jihadists off the streets with a revolving door Judicial System Joke and gun crime laws that are abysmal!!

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Home Invasion Suspect Kicks in Door, Meets Shotgun, Dies Shortly Thereafter

🙂 It works for me.

Freedom Is Just Another Word...

This is a great time to reiterate that there are plenty of reasons to champion the Second Amendment as it was originally intended to be interpreted. There is no more debate as to whether the American people have the God-given right to arm themselves to protect their homes, family, and property. It is ridiculous to think that the Founders only intended for militia members to have the right to own a firearm and that the common man was forbidden by the Constitution to own a gun. There are plenty of quotes from the men and women who founded this country about the natural right that we all have to self-defense with a firearm.

The people who attack this right will obfuscate, blur lines, fill the narrative with half-truths and outright lie in order to promote their agenda. The useful idiots will bleat like sheep that no one needs a gun…

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The Year Ahead – 2018 – Gun Culture 2.0 Aspirations

Gun Culture 2.0

Some time ago I wrote about NOT shooting as an “occupational hazard” of studying gun culture. In 2017, as part of the research for the chapter of my book on the gun training industry, I saw at least 100,000 rounds fired. But shot only about 1,000 rounds myself, max, and 400 of those were one weekend at Rob Pincus’s Combat Focus Shooting Instructor Conference.

So, I have a lot of pictures from last year, like the one from Gunsite below, of me watching other people shoot. And as I have explained in an earlier post, I observed instead of participating for good reasons.

Selfie at Gunsite 250 Defensive Pistol Course, June 2017

But ongoing conversations with two guiding lights of American gun culture — Kevin Creighton of Misfires and Light Strikes blog fame and USPSA Grand Master Karl Rehn of KR Training — have convinced me to change…

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New Addition: Taurus 85FS

If the front sight ramp is black, take rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab and clean the serrations of the ramp. Then take typewriter correction fluid and with care, paint the front sight ramp white. If you are sloppy, use some masking tape on the sides and all around the ramp. Then paint with the correction fluid. The fluid reflects light. If rain or regular cleaning of the revolver messes up the correction fluid, simply peel it off or wipe it down to remove it, and repaint the correction fluid onto the serrations of the front sight ramp. Snubnoses are fast pointing revolvers. Remember to RAISE the sights UP TO your line of vision, never lowering your head. The rear partridge and front sight, levels across the TOP, with front sight centered. You are on target from ten feet to fifty feet, and may need to raise the point of aim, keeping the same sight alignment, for distances beyond fifty feet. Different ammunition will perform differently. Standard Velocity 158 gr. LSWC, should perform very smoothly and flawlessly. The rubber grips are a hunk, but tames any recoil. If you do obtain wood service grips, all you need beyond that, would be a Tyler T-Grip, and you are set. Many holsters are available and many holsters work very nicely with .38 Special snubnose revolvers. In fact, if you place your thumbnail under the hammer, the gun can be drawn without a holster from a coat pocket. Odds and Ends, where some things are not optimum, you could have the action HONED, but leave the trigger weight at 8.0#, as Winchester primers require that weight to ignite. Federal requires 7.5# trigger weight. Honing makes the action smooth, especially around the rebound slide. You do not want a hair trigger, and I suggest Double Action firing.
To Combat Reload, fire the weapon. Activate the thumb piece and open the cylinder with the left hand middle index finger and ring finger. Twist your torso at the hips, to the right, while pushing the ejector rod. The snubnose has a short ejector rod, and inertia will discharge empty shell casings. Then bring the gun to the ammunition, on you belt, and load the cylinder. Speed loader, Speed Strips, or manually 2x2x2. Flutes on the cylinder indexes your reloading, even in the dark. The with the left thumb, close, NOT SLAMMING, the cylinder shut. I detail stripped revolvers to clean, so get a manual and learn. Lightly lube and remove excess lube. Very cold weather, I used to clean with K-1 kerosene and a little powdered graphite and pencil graphite. A little goes a very long way. Train your hand and eye coordination for the revolver with empty hand, pointing your finger at objects but never photos of loved ones, because that “green lights” people as targets psychologically. Point to the door knob. Point to the clock on the wall. You get what I mean. Bring the hand up into your line of sight, line of vision. Then with a confirmed empty revolver, do the same, and you are instantly on target. With an unsharpened pencil, hold in your hand and depress the eraser like a trigger, stroking the eraser. Your hand is trained for revolver trigger operation. Not pulling. Not jerking. Smoothly stroking, always.

Welcome To The Resistance!

Just before New Years I received an email alert for a sale on the Taurus 85FS revolver. I have steered clear of the Taurus revolvers because I have heard too many negatives about them and their reliability but for $200 and $7.99 shipping I decided to give it a try (Yes, I know I am not supposed to be spending money on guns right now).

To be perfectly honest, this little revolver may end up being a gift. Between some physical challenges associated with ageing and a general lack of familiarity with anything mechanical my Mom has trouble manipulating semi-automatics. Revolvers are much simpler and, for her, easier to understand. Because she is pretty small a J-Frame fits her hands very well and she likes the feel. My concern is that the recoil will be too much for her so I was thinking about a .22 LR but then I…

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GC2.0 | Gun Culture 2.0 Year in Review 2017

I reblogged the article on Brittius, and WordPress does not allow a second re-blog, so I have linked. The professor would like to double his readership. I URGE EVERYONE TO PLEASE FOLLOW HIS BLOG, GunCulture2.0, because two very important topics are covered, Sociology, and, Guns. Anyone who is armed, needs to be aware of the importance of both topics.

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