Archive for February, 2013

I haven’t put up a price yet because, at the time I was going to sell it, I could actually buy the replacement pistol. Now, that’s not an option. Everyone is out. I hate to  be without a 10mm, but it looks like I’m going to have to go ahead and put it up, sell it, then just keep the cash handy for when something does show up. I’m probably just going to put it on GunBroker.com and let everyone decide what their right price is.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/28/2013 10:11:49 AM | Feedback (6)
Well… the future will be shipping on May 13th, so it’s near here. Got an email that my pre-order of a Leap Motion will be shipping out in May. I’m excited. I think this is going to change the way we interact with computers and that touch-tablets are going to seem… quaint and old fashioned within 2 years.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/28/2013 9:11:22 AM | Feedback (6)
We seem to be eating them. I agree with Barron. By lumping all gun companies into “With us or against us” based on their sales to LEO’s, we’re doing the exact same ‘Zero Tolerance’ thing we bitch about schools doing. Not every company has that luxury. Not every company can even entertain the idea if they’re publicly held (when you’re not protected by the Progressives, laws are applied harshly). But the one that has been a thorn in my side are the attacks on Alan Gottlieb. For fuck’s sake folks,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/28/2013 9:08:51 AM | Feedback (17)
A bill to expand Stand Your Ground protections is being filed in Florida. Not restrict, not neuter, but to expand the protections offered for citizens doing the right thing. Now, I will say I think warning shots are dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb and I’m actually not fond of promoting them as a valid way to scare off intruders - warning shots should be placed center mass, period. However, it’s logical that if you fire in a direction not at your attacker, you are not using lethal force (just poor...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/28/2013 8:42:12 AM | Feedback (15)
It’s a whole book, both written and illustrated in the style of Dr. Seuss. The book starts here, use left and right arrow keys to turn the page.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/27/2013 8:31:25 PM | Feedback (3)
According to this site, Texas is 1.1 times the size of Afghanistan, where we’ve been in a conflict for 10 years against people with less technical savvy, less resources, and a smaller pool of soldiers to pull from. Tell me again how door to door confiscation will work? Hat Tip TomcatTCH
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/27/2013 11:17:29 AM | Feedback (14)
A nuke pointed at a city is a weapon. If you point it at an asteroid it magically transforms into something else The Outer Space Treaty prohibits placing nuclear weapons, or other weapons of mass destruction, in orbit. The dodge, I suppose, would be to claim that these anti-asteroids aren’t “weapons,” since they’re not aimed at people, but rather simply “explosive tools for planetary defense” or some such. Would that suffice? Depends. It’s still technically a weapon, but one being used to ward...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/27/2013 9:29:41 AM | Feedback (3)
Releasing balloons here as a romantic gesture is a crime. Ace’s point of mala in se vs. mala prohibata is correct. Today, we think “I hope this isn’t illegal” rather than assume we have liberty.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/26/2013 2:21:39 PM | Feedback (8)
33° for Sunday morning might mean I stay home rather than shoot USPSA. I don’t have clothing that will suffice for those temperatures.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/26/2013 10:36:50 AM | Feedback (10)
I got an email this morning about Glock’s new line of footwear GASTON J. GLOCK style LP LAUNCHES NEW FOOTWEAR LINE SMYRNA, GA (February 2013) - GASTON J. GLOCK style LP, the purveyors of fine quality hunting and shooting sports apparel and accessories,is pleased to announce their new footwear line is now available for purchase. Made in Germany, the footwear line is currently composed of: Safety Leather Shoes, Safety Boots and SAFARI Camouflage boots. The extremely light Safety Leather Shoes...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/26/2013 10:29:51 AM | Feedback (7)
Yesterday I made a small joke about not being able to eat an AR-15 after the SHTF. It was really said tongue in cheek because… well, this comment from McThag sums it up nicely Might not be able to eat an AR, but there's lots of people without one who bought lots of food. Read that. Let it simmer in your brain for a little bit if you need. What good is all your work if you cannot defend the fruits of your labor? Come TEOTWAWKI, the police will not be there to arrest the man murdering your...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/26/2013 9:41:03 AM | Feedback (13)
Let’s park 5 of our nuclear powered aircraft carries side by side. Pearl Harbor was a fluke, right? That the Naval Commander given that command didn’t tell someone to go pound sand is not comforting.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/26/2013 8:58:41 AM | Feedback (6)
I understand that after a well televised school shooting there’s a heightened sense for some other nutbag to go try to ‘one up’ things, so I get the heightened presence of cops at schools for the interim until the 24 hour news cycle finds another pool of blood to splash around in. The chances are probably statistically nil that another shooting is going to happen exactly where a cop is, but it makes people feel better, and that’s what counts right? Because we aren’t really concerned if our kids...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/26/2013 8:53:57 AM | Feedback (5)
I don’t think the massive gun rush is because people fear pending gun legislation. I think people see the collapse coming and want to be somewhat prepared. Me? I see a lot of free guns from the hands of people who starved to death when they realized they can’t eat an AR15.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/25/2013 11:19:07 AM | Feedback (15)
The goal is universal registration. All the AWB talk is a smoke screen meant to distract you from the real danger. McShitSandwhich (R & D – AZ), of course, is doing his best ‘progressive in a RINO’s suit’ impression and folding like a cheap lawn chair before anyone can sit on it, taking down as many other RINOs as he can with him. Registration is confiscation. No criminal is going to register their guns, and they’re not going to report that they stole them either. I’ve yet to see a proposed...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/25/2013 8:22:52 AM | Feedback (12)
Where will the ankle monitor go?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/24/2013 7:08:03 PM | Feedback (3)
Because there’s a Pediatrician opining on a subject he has no idea about that makes as much sense Gun-related injuries are the next most common cause of death in children. In 2010, 6,570 children and young people ages newborn to 24 were killed by guns, amounting to roughly 18 per day. That number is twice as many as were killed by cancers, five times more than those killed by heart diseases, and 15 times more than those killed by infectious diseases, according to the Centers for Disease...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/22/2013 1:05:50 PM | Feedback (15)
GTI
Someone had hit a traffic cone this morning that threw it into the middle of the highway. The truck in front of me had enough clearance and just went over it and it caught me by surprise. Smashed up the grill on my GTI. All cosmetic damage and it would probably cost less to pay for the repairs out of pocket than the change in my rates should I have my insurance company fix it. $#&*@!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/22/2013 10:04:45 AM | Feedback (10)
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/20/2013 8:06:51 PM | Feedback (11)
I’ve seen shelves like this
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/20/2013 8:39:27 AM | Feedback (12)
Sure, Colorado mental midget Senator Jesse Ulibarri said people could defend their lives with ballpoint pens and people are making fun of him, but you need to take what he said seriously. Because if people like Mr. Ulibarri get his way, these things will be banned as high capacity assault weapons
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/19/2013 8:53:59 PM | Feedback (10)
“I think the entire tablet / smartphone industry is funded by the Hemorrhoid Cream Industrial Complex “
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/19/2013 12:57:56 PM | Feedback (2)
Because to think that someone would actually believe this, especially at that kind of level, is plain scary Extreme resistance to governmental taxation and authority is derived, according to Freud’s theory of anal characterology, from premature and harshly coercive toilet training, in which a child is forced unfairly and against its will to surrender the products of his eliminations (which represent money, among other things, in the unconscious) to parental authority. Tell me – what’s the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/19/2013 11:26:52 AM | Feedback (8)
I almost do not have words for this. I understand that not every criminal is wearing a mask and a T-Shirt that says “I am the bad guy” but do we really need to train police officers to fire upon pregnant women and teens without hesitation?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/19/2013 10:44:02 AM | Feedback (10)
They actually believe that. Well, they push the idea. Belief in whatever a politician is saying isn’t required for said politician. Luckily this guy is a Democrat, otherwise this would be an Akin ‘Legitimate Rape’ outrage. This is all about control. There are no ‘Gun Free Zones’. There are no ‘Rape Free Zones’, ‘Speeding Free Zones’, ‘No Smoking Zones’ or ‘Crime Free Zones’. If declaring a zone free of something was all it took, then declare the entire continental US ‘Crime Free’ and be done...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/19/2013 9:50:08 AM | Feedback (5)
I’m thinking about selling the Glock 20 with Sevigny Competition sights, Comp-Tac Minotaur Spartan holster, and two magazines (Boy’s Life and the 1974 Man of the Year issue of Time). I want a 1911 in 10mm. Hard to find now, but I want to shoot Single Stack at USPSA and 10mm would just be fun. I don’t ever shoot the Glock any more, not because I don’t like the 10mm, but the more I shoot my M&P, the less I like the feel of the Glock. Reliable as hell (minus the ONE FTF that happened to be...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/18/2013 9:58:29 PM | Feedback (7)
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/18/2013 9:13:59 PM | Feedback (9)
Apparently, that’s not true So there you have it. I retract the Feb. 7 post and affirm today that DHS is not buying billions of rounds of pistol ammo with one proviso: DHS is not buying billions of rounds as quickly as some of us bloggers say they are. But they are still buying a heck of a lot of ammo that, if continued at the published pace, definitely will come to billions over a longer time. You see, when new information is available that contradicts what you know, you change what you...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/18/2013 5:12:11 PM | Feedback (6)
I found myself screaming at the TV “YOU HAVE A $*(&!@ OPTIC ON YOUR RIFLE!!!! USE THE $&*^@! THING!!!” Nothing like watching people who somehow magically have found a small, limited ammo cache use full auto spray-and-pray to try to take out someone by looking at them over the optic. *Sigh*
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/18/2013 10:32:23 AM | Feedback (15)
Or in this case, the cuckoo flew over Lakeland. The Mrs. bought me a 30 minute introductory flight for Christmas and I finally got around to taking up the offer on Sunday. What a blast! It was a Cessna 150 two seater whose cockpit is half the size of my Volkswagen GTI front seat. Definitely did not design these things for us 6’3” people.     They let the girls hop in the cockpit for a bit, and they thought it was cool. The airplane was as old as I am, and the flight was...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/17/2013 7:55:06 PM | Feedback (5)
Like, shoot their locked antlers apart *Joke totally stolen from Unix-Jedi
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/15/2013 1:12:05 PM | Feedback (2)
Is worth emptying the entire magazine into The landlord told detectives he tried to break up the fight, but eventually grabbed his handgun and shot Stell in the torso. At that point, the landlord said Stell came after him, so he shot the man again. Now, the anti gun groups would have preferred to see a 24 year old, pregnant woman, her 3 year old child, and the 87 year old landlord murdered rather than allow the old guy the tools to defend himself with. Says the police "From the information...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/14/2013 3:38:58 PM | Feedback (14)
So, about the crazy ex-cop who decided the best way to show his innocence was to murder innocent people got the LAPD in such a frenzy they decided to kill on sight, regardless if the sight was their target or not. When they finally cornered the guy in a cabin where he could not escape, they decided to execute him by burning him alive – hearings, a trial, and a jury considered superfluous in their revenge. Some people feel the cops were justified in their actions. Others do not feel the same....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/14/2013 10:22:57 AM | Feedback (29)
Pew! Pew! Pew!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/13/2013 10:36:49 AM | Feedback (0)
Now even Assaultier
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/12/2013 11:04:54 AM | Feedback (0)
Finally caught up with The Walking Dead last night. Now I don’t have to worry about people spoiling things by telling me who bit the dust and whatnot. The wife and I love the show, but we spent the weekend catching up. Watching several shows in a row is… stressful. At least we’re current now and can take it one show at a time.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/12/2013 9:02:27 AM | Feedback (2)
One recurring theme in all arguments against gun owners (for these laws have nothing to do with public safety and everything to do with how much they hate you as an individual) is the constant use of Morton’s Fork It is said to originate with the collecting of taxes by John Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury in the late 15th century, who held that a man living modestly must be saving money and could therefore afford taxes, whereas if he was living extravagantly then he was obviously rich and...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/11/2013 2:44:45 PM | Feedback (3)
Because I think I might want to shoot the Pro-Am this year. My deal on “I’ll wear your competitors’ logos” is still valid, which is bound to drive down their sales when I get a letter like this "Dear Mr. Allen, thank you for your competition in this year's Pro-Am. We're not sure how out of 200 competitors that you came in 208th, but... Whatever that thing you did during stage three during the reload (seriously, we've never seen a magazine get caught on the ejector like that) explains a lot"
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/11/2013 11:25:32 AM | Feedback (1)
So, I’ve kind of hit a plateau in my guitar playing. I’ve been practicing with a local church band and while I can strum chords just fine, I’ve realized I’m missing… something. What that something is, I can’t put my finger on it, pun totally intended, and the DVD set I have can’t reach out from the screen and tell me that I’m holding my hands wrong or I’m grabbing too hard or whatever. So, I’m starting actual lessons this Thursday. This guy comes highly recommended and I’m hoping he’ll be able...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/11/2013 10:04:22 AM | Feedback (4)
From a comment by DustyDog If gun confiscation happens, it won't be a shoot out. You'll get 3 letters of advance notice filled with dire threats. Then a final warning (which will arrive a week late), and two late notices, full of threats. You'll hear that the people running the database can't keep track of how many weapons were turned it, so if you turn in anything and get a clean card, you'll in the record as having no guns. So you drive to the location to find out it was misprinted on the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/11/2013 8:55:52 AM | Feedback (7)
Well, I think it’s time to replace that with “Built like a Dragon Leatherworks Belt”. Dennis asked if he could send me a belt to T&E and, being thrilled with the holsters he’s made, I was more than happy to oblige. My last belt had shrunk a bit (really… I didn’t get larger, I swear) so a new belt was a great idea, and what a belt this beast is! What makes this gunbelt stand out from the rest? Well, lets take a look at the list of features: Select Vegetable-tanned belt-quality leather ...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/10/2013 2:10:34 PM | Feedback (2)
Reasoned Discourse Radio – Playing all the politics you hate then giving you dead air when you disagree with us. Anti’s sure do have temper issues. And thin skin. You’ll notice I have always allowed dissenting comments here at Le Casa De Marble and the only moderation that is done is for items considered spam (and even that is new). I am not afraid of opposing views because I’m confident that what I believe in is correct and either a differing opinion will solidify my position, or introduce...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/10/2013 10:29:01 AM | Feedback (0)
The Superbowl blackout was caused by equipment that was installed to prevent blackouts.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/8/2013 1:58:41 PM | Feedback (4)
One ex-cop has the nation’s largest police force shitting their britches. Imagine what would happen if there was gun confiscation and just a few thousand gun owners pulled something similar. I’m wondering if the balloon isn’t going up right now. I don’t want it to, I want my children to grow up enjoying a playground and Tae Kwon Do at the Y, not hunkering down in a war zone. But like Joe said, there’s a LOT more of us than there are of them, and eventually the frog is going to jump out of the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/8/2013 8:46:19 AM | Feedback (21)
A thought just hit me. Everywhere you turn, even in generally pro-gun states, you’re seeing flurries of bills being submitted to violate the Second Amendment rights of Americans. Every time we get representatives to drop one, two more spring up in its place, forcing us gun owners to once again expend tremendous amounts of energy in fighting them. It doesn’t cost the anti-gunners a damned thing to introduce bills. True, most of them will never see the light of day, but it’s the one you don’t...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/7/2013 10:01:10 AM | Feedback (7)
Some other really good ones where that one came from too!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/7/2013 8:48:58 AM | Feedback (0)
Because we have facts and all they have are penis jokes, this one made me chortle “Officer, I was in fear of my life so I dicked my assailant to death.”
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/7/2013 8:26:42 AM | Feedback (3)
Yeah, me too.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/6/2013 3:46:22 PM | Feedback (2)
Is that they honestly believe gun owners are ashamed at being gun owners. Publishing the list of gun owners is a danger as it gives out a clear map to criminals where guns are (and on the flipside, where they aren’t). These magazines don’t care about that, what they care about is their belief that nobody wants people to know they’re a gun owner as if being one were some sort of scarlet letter. I’m trying to remember who posted about being at a gun rights rally one time. She was saying there was...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/5/2013 12:48:19 PM | Feedback (8)
Except when they are. In this case, the USDA imposed on the Hornes a “marketing order” demanding that they turn over 47% of their crop without compensation. The order—a much-criticized New Deal relic—forces raisin “handlers” to reserve a certain percentage of their crop “for the account” of the government-backed Raisin Administrative Committee, enabling the government to control the supply and price of raisins on the market. The RAC then either sells the raisins or simply gives them away to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/5/2013 11:56:00 AM | Feedback (7)
I love The Walking Dead. The Mrs. and I are trying to catch up before the 3rd season restarts so we can be current (we’re 3 shows into this season) but the show is actually a lot of fun to watch. I mean… Zombies! Which of course, nobody calls them that. They’re called ‘walkers’ or ‘biters’ or something, but never is the word zombie mentioned in the show, which is odd. Anyway, the one gripe I have about the show is how it portrays guns. Minus the scene where the dude shot the AR with the front...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/5/2013 9:50:52 AM | Feedback (18)
And since when is shooting 3 people a mass shooting? During his testimony Wednesday, Thandiwe suggested that his reason for even purchasing the gun he used in the shootings was to enforce beliefs he’d developed about white people during his later years as an anthropology major at the University of West Georgia. … He said the night before the shooting, he attended a so-called “Peace Party” intended to address his concerns about helping the black community find equal footing, but two white...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/4/2013 12:24:33 PM | Feedback (9)
It’s depressing to realize I simply cannot go to a Super Bowl party and eat a little of everything that people brought and expect to feel OK the next day. Used to be, drinking too much made me feel like crap the next day, but I rarely drink anymore and when I do, like last night, it’s a single beer. All night and all morning the concept of installing a lap belt onto the toilet seems like a financially sound idea.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/4/2013 9:46:37 AM | Feedback (6)
Had I not totally bombed stage 6, I think I’d have placed quite a bit higher in total ranking, but admittedly coming in 8th out of 27 Limited shooters feels pretty good. What I was really happy about were my two bad stages, stages 6 and 1. Stage 6 had a swinger which even the über-shooters missed, but there was no excuse for missing the static target. On stage 1 (I started on 5, so stage 1 was my 3rd run) I found myself once again shooting too high and had 3 misses, two of which clearly scraped...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/4/2013 9:32:56 AM | Feedback (2)
Because apparently that’s the cheapest plan available under ObamaCare As Jeff says So, in essence, you can pay over $20K per year, or take the penalty — about ten times less than the premium — and still get health care. Which people will do, as they act in their own self interest. Of course, in the end, this will bankrupt the medical system and drive private insurers out of the market, and is the intentional poison bill built into this monstrosity — along with the bankrupting of Medicare —...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/1/2013 12:11:42 PM | Feedback (9)
The good – Miguel over at Gun Free Zone got a response from Florida State Senator René Garcia regarding the push for gun control. Chalk that one up to another good guy in the fight. For the bad and the ugly, US Representative Kathy Castor Thank you for sharing your views on current legislation concerning firearm regulations within the country. I appreciate you taking the time out to share your views with me. The recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, the terrifying Aurora, Colorado movie...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/1/2013 8:37:39 AM | Feedback (8)