Tuesday, December 28, 2010
And this goes for ANY apocalypse- not just the Zombie Apocalypse. It would go for Nuclear Winter, Cormac McCarthy's "The Road", Returning of the Dinosaurs, or any 'LMOE' (Last Man On Earth, pronounced 'Elmo') situation.
So, I need the Still, and the knowledge to use it.
Then, the knowledge to make powder, bullets and primers. I have books on that stuff already.
This is good preperation, but falls a little short in my estimation. What we need to round out the "making post apocalyptic money" is the ability to make and store BACON!
You could probably start a civilization on those 3 commodities. Make sure to guard the knowledge, though. Or else someone can use the knowledge and try to take the hardware.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
See this news story, and I immediately come up with rules for it:
The NGA 3 rules:
ALWAYS keep your guitar pointed in a safe direction.
Keep your fingers off the frets until you are ready to ROCK!
ALWAYS keep your guitar unplugged until ready to rock.
Jeff Cooper’s 4 rules:
All Guitars are ready to rock.
Never let the headstock cover anything that you are not ready to rock out
Keep your fingers off the frets until your sights are on the music
Be sure of your music! Know what the tune is, what it sounds like, and what is behind it. Never rock out anything you have not positively identified. Be aware of your surroundings, whether in the studio or on a stage. Do not assume anything. Know what you are doing.
Friday, December 10, 2010
I love oddball guns. A revolver in Auto chamberings with no moonclips speaks to me. They first announced this like FIVE years ago. One of the reasons I did not buy a Bulldog back them was I would rather have it in .45ACP.
And I would love to have one in 9mm as well. Cheap ammo, low recoil, easier extraction with a short ejector rod (over a .38Spl or .357 Mag). I would like to see if it will be listed to run .380 as well...
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
EAA is importing a bunch of new stuff, including the SxS .45-70 that Remington was threatening to import under the "Spartan" brand about 5 years ago:
EAA is also bringing in a BUNCH of other stuff. Hope they actually do.
So, new additions to the "Short List":
Savage Axis (Probably in .308)
EAA SxS in .45-70
This joins the other oddball stuff:
Rossi Ranch Hand
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Don't laugh. These are the kinds of workers and procedures that the .gov wants in control of our healthcare.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
I think it is time for a movie adaptation of Monster Hunters International. That is all. But Correia HAS to be the writer. We don't want another "Starship Troopers".
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Grant Cunningham, OneInchGroup, GunPundit, and Guns & Ammo Mag
I still want one, and while some claims are out there that there is a 3" version in the works, it is not listed on the Chiappa site. I'm pretty sure I want the 3" version since I HAVE a 4" .357, and a 2" .357 just seems a little too short for the .357.
Friday, September 3, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Question 1: Which bumper sticker would you most likely put on your car?
"Resistance to Tyranny is Obedience to God"
Question 2: If the Founding Fathers were alive today, they would be most appalled by which of the following?
People who cant think for, or take care of themselves
Question 3: An asteroid is headed for Earth. You have a seat on the last shuttle off the planet. If you could bring only one book with which to build a future civilization, what would it be?
"Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand
Question 4: A second civil war has just broken out in America. Who is to blame?
Question 5: If you could time-travel to any historical event and bring one thing with you, what would you choose?
The Drafting of the bill of rights with a copy of what the Constitution has become. Make sure that the Founding Fathers head off some of this stupidity at the pass.
Question 6: If you were a candidate for political office, what would your theme song be?
"Indestructable" by Disturbed
Question 7: If you could pile any three people into a naked pyramid, who would you choose?
Uhh... What the hell does that have to do with anything?
Question 8: What region of the country would you most like to see kicked out of the Union?
Question 9: If you could issue an Executive Order, which of the following would you most like to see happen?
Repeal anything enacted after 1900.
Question 10: If you could chisel any Americans, living or dead, onto Mt. Rushmore, who would you choose?
John Moses Browning, John C Garand, Eugene Stoner,
Thursday, August 26, 2010
The "War on Drugs" is an abject failure, and all it has done is taken away our rights. I don't use drugs, and think you are a MORON if you do. But this is just insane. Because some idiots smoke pot, we ALL have to have(and I quote) "no reasonable expectation that the government isn't tracking your movements."
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
So, I go and get myself all excited about buying a Ranch Hand, and getting it suppressed, and Rossi goes and delays it. Not shipping to Q1 2011. I am starting to fear that this will join the leagues of firearms vapor-ware that I fall for all the time.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
So, this joins the league of Vapor-Ware guns that I have fallen for and they never got produced. Like the Remington/Spartan SxS double rifle. I wanted one of those in .45-70, and one in 7.62x39.
Hint to gun manufacturers- If you announce it at SHOT- At LEAST do one production run.
So, I get with the guys at Major Malfunction and figure out for my needs that a pistol caliber suppressor will get me the most 'suppressed bang' for the buck. I'll be able to fit it to all sorts of stuff and use one can for a whole pile of guns in my safe. I go for the Yankee Hill Machine Cobra M2 .45 caliber suppressor. It is the only one in this price range that can be disassembled for cleaning, which means I can use it (with the right threaded barrel and adapter) on things from .22LR up through .45ACP. Awesome.
My Can, or one just like it:
So, I pay $499 for the suppressor. It gets shipped to my local Class III dealer, Chuck's Class III, and I fill out the paperwork and send in my $200 check to the BATFE.
I start trying to decide what is going to get threaded, and in what order. I want to make sure that once I have that tax stamp, I am going to go shoot THAT FREAKING DAY.
I figure these are the ones I want to have the option to mount the suppressor on:
1911, Glock 22, CZ-75, Uzi Carbine, the Wife's Walther P22, Ruger 10-22, Marlin Camp Carbine, Kel Tec Sub 2000 carbine. And I'm sure there will be more.
I come up with another oddball idea, as well. You know that I mentioned that Rossi Ranch Hand a while ago? Well, wouldn't that be freaking cool if you could figure out a way to mount the suppressor on there? I find a company that can do such things by fitting a barrel extension on the gun- Tornado Technologies. Why suppress that? Because no one else has. And the conventional wisdom is that you CAN'T suppress a .357 Mag handgun because of the Barrel/ cylinder gap on revolvers. Well, this .357 Mag Pistol does not have a B/C gap, so- Nyah. I guess from looking at their price list that it would be about $150. Kinda expensive, but this is custom.
Then I start pricing barrels for the pistols- Holy Crap! They are more expensive then the tax stamp! The cheapest is a Lone Wolf barrel for the Glock 22, and that is $140 plus shipping and a thread protector. The ones for the 1911 and CZ-75 are all $240+
So, here is the math:
Transfer Fee- $50
3 Month Wait- FREE!
Cheapest threaded barrel- $140
So this will be $889 to just suppress the Glock. Damn. This is NOT the hobby for the impatient or the thrifty.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Here is the gun:
And here is the video of the recoil differences firing one handed:
MI2Tall fired 2 rounds, and while he did not find recoil intolerable, his middle knuckle got beat by the back of the trigger guard. He liked the .45 Colt loads, though.
I have a couple of vids on MI2Tall firing the Scoped Marlin .44Mag that I'll try and upload later.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
First- I am not a fan of Taurus. I used to be. I used to own a LOT of their pistols. But then I realized that I was sending them in for repair a LOT. Out of 5 pistols, 4 had to go back to the factory. Out of those 4, two had to be sent back a second time. But here is the thing- since I love oddball guns, Taurus keeps on coming out with stuff that is 'cool'. Moonclip revolvers. .223 chambered revolvers. And so on....
Now Rossi is owned by Taurus, and they have released two guns that are calling to me on a deep level. First is The Mare's Leg style lever action pistol (which hearkens back to one of the first repeating pistols called the "Volcanic" ) called the Rossi Ranch Hand. This serves no purpose. It holds 6 rounds of a handgun round. It is big, ungainly, requires two hands to shoot, it's heavy, and generally loses all points to a good revolver.
But I want one. And now this one is cheap enough to own.
I mentioned this before, but I want a modern DA revolving carbine. I bought a Ruger Super Redhawk .454 Casull with the intention of screwing on a 16" barrel and modifying a T/C Encore buttstock. But now Rossi has the Circuit Judge that would cost less then converting the SRH
Thank God the Circuit judge is ugly. Or I'd probably order one now.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
(Click the pic for the full view)
So, I have about 400 rounds through the gun now, and have not had one issue since CZ fixed the sticky Mag issue. It works, and with the addition of the Blade-Tech UCH holster, this one is ready to carry.
More pics, and pics of the holster to follow when I get free time.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
outstanding. I had the gnocchi stuffed with chicken, spinach and
Parmesan cheese. The sauce was unbelievably good.
The Wife had a lobster raviolli that had a cream sauce that was out of
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
A few days ago, I was really wanting to get a cheapo 9mm 1911. Then I got distracted by the Saiga 12 Gauge and converting it to a more badass configuration. All of these fit into my 'oddball gun' collection.
Of course, there is my overwhelming need to accumulate more CZs... Plus, I still NEED a small concealable revolver. If only Ruger would make the LCR in 9mm, loading with moonclips.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
That's offhand at 10 yards. Not bad. Recoil was pretty mild as well. I was goofing a bit and did this with the iPhone:
Also ran about another 100 rounds of mixed bag FMJ through the CZ-75 P-07 Duty. Still running flawless.
Here is an off-hand 10 yard full 17 rounds of a full load:
MI2Tall took his Marlin .44Mag and I got some vid of him running puffball .44Specials through it:
Now- back to work!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Fred Murphy lauded by neighbors for shooting would-be burglar
As you lay there and bleed, look back on your life and reflect on what went wrong to get you to the point that strangers are applauding the fact you got shot being a dumbass.
H/T to The Armed Citizen
So, two things out there right now are calling a siren song to me. The pull is great, and the only reason I have not put them on order at my favorite gunstore (TexGuns) is that both of them seem to be vapor-ware:
First is the Chiappa Rhino. This thing has that whole "Yoda-Cute" thing going on: So ugly it's cute.
Then there is the Charter Arms Rimless Revolver. A revolver firing 9mm (or .380), or .40, or .45ACP without moonclips. It's like that old S&W 547 (yeah, I want one of those as well. Unfortunately, I have only seen ONE for sale- ever), this one was announced a year and a half ago, and rumors have it that it might be finally announced to ship at the NRA annual meeting next weekend.
There is one other 'dark horse' out there that fits into this 'oddball, revolver'thing is one that I am ashamed to admit is calling a siren song to me. The Rossi Circuit Judge. This is basically taking that ridiculous Taurus Judge revolver and stretching it out to make it a revolving carbine. Why does this speak to me? Because I have wanted a revolving carbine for YEARS. As a matter of fact, I bought a Ruger Super Redhawk for the express purpose of having a 16 inch barrel screwed in, a buttstock from a TC Encore fitted, and the cyl trimmed to take moonclips. That way I could fire .45ACP, .45Colt, and .454Casull all from the same cool little carbine. Just have not found a gunsmith that will do the project yet
But this Rossi would be cheaper and easier. But it would have that famous Taurus quality control that (in my personal experience) means that I would have to ship it back to the factory once, maybe twice, before it works.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Now we find out that an arrest has been made, and it's a naturalized citizen from Pakistan. Worse, he spent 5 months in what could only be terrorist training in Pakistan, and none of our intel agencies knew about it.
Our incompetence in border security, Intel, and enforcement is only outweighed by the abject stupidity of someone who spent 5 months training and still could not make 10 gallons of gas, 40 pounds of propane, fireworks and fertilizer explode.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
topped with a black bean and corn salad.
This turned out REALLY good. It was going to be blackened fish tacos,
but the tortillas were frozen.
These are test posts using the mobile post function.
broth of sauteed onions, bacon, and garlic added Shiner Frost beer,
red pepper flake, and parsley and steamed for 5 minutes. Served with
Rosemary olive oil bread.
It was quite good. The clams thing needs further exploration.