Archive for April, 2010

But for Josh Horowitz, Executive Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, it's just kind of embarrassing. Now, I can't prove the pro gun bloggers don't sock-puppet, but I don't see a need for it. Logic and reason are on our side so there's no reason to try to 'build up support' for our positions using trickery. The antis? They gotta talk out both sides of their ass to make it sound like anyone is paying attention.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/30/2010 8:09:52 PM | Feedback (3)
As reported widely on FOX NEWS, MSNBC, Washington Post and other media outlets, Governor Rick Perry of Texas utilized a Ruger LCP with the Crimson Trace Laserguard to dispatch a Coyote that was threatening him and his dog while jogging outside of Austin recently. He told AP reporters after the incident that it only took one shot from his Ruger .380 handgun equipped with the Crimson Trace Laserguard to take down the menacing coyote. Perry said the laser helped make a quick, clean kill. “It...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/30/2010 9:44:45 AM | Feedback (5)
This headline says it all Illegal immigrants plan to leave over Ariz. law While I disagree with the implementation, I totally agree with the intent of this law. I'd love nothing more than to have unlimited immigration to the US, but reality has time and time again shown this to not be a good idea. The current system is busted, agreed, and it needs to be changed so that anyone seeking a better life can come here. Spend a few years here, learn the language, show you are willing to meld into our...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/29/2010 10:27:45 AM | Feedback (17)
The Brady's are my favorite. Poor Josh, Paul, Petey, and that guy who forgets "The People". Like so many other groups, they were used by Teleprompter Jesus and thrown aside when they were no longer needed. Just gives me the warm fuzzies.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/28/2010 9:41:26 PM | Feedback (1)
I used to work on Cobra helicopters and we required that the blades rotate in order to fly. Apparently these days they've gotten away from that requirement.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/28/2010 10:55:35 AM | Feedback (10)
You know, it's said on a regular basis that people who carry firearms to places like Starbucks, playgrounds, etc. must be compensating for a small penis. This clearly indicates that those who don't carry guns have a larger phallus and therefore are better suited to stopping crime with it. How does that work? Does the guy demanding your wallet simply drop his knife and run like hell when you whip out your 9" dong or do you have to use it as a bludgeoning device to get your point...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/28/2010 10:47:06 AM | Feedback (17)
Speaking of cars as weapons, Tam and commenter aczarnowski about the PSH from people discussing allowing patrons to both enter bars AND possibly have a drink while armed aczarnowski "So I can visit a bar and somehow make reasonable decisions about a 2000 lb projectile (my car) but I can't possibly make reasonable decisions about 147 grain projectiles." 19,600,000 grains at 80.666 fps = a Power Factor of... a little over 1.5 million. That'll make major... Don't tell Caleb....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/27/2010 8:47:42 PM | Feedback (7)
Like Kevin Baker, I'm probably going to have a lot of these from John Gatto Forced training was for slaves. Among free men, learning was self-discipline, not the gift of experts. I cannot explain why that is so profound to me. I know for a fact that if I want to learn something, I do. Quickly. Easily. I equate forced Health Control Care to be the realm of slaves too.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/27/2010 1:21:02 PM | Feedback (0)
Kevin Baker has repeatedly pointed to examples in John Taylor Gatto's book The Underground History of American Education, which you can read in its entirety here. Unix-Jedi brought up some passages from it to me recently in conversation, and like a moth to the flame, I've been compelled to go through this book. Like I have the time to do this. Or the blood pressure to spare. Sigh. It's a frightening book, and so far worth the sickening pit in my stomach. However, that's all about the...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/27/2010 1:08:58 PM | Feedback (8)
Being that I have half of the enemies to a gun. My Para 1911 has rust on it. Mostly inside the magwell where the paint has worn off. The finish on the rest of the pistol is starting to wear in places, and the thing on the back that is designed to rip off large chunks of your palm while racking the slide (and can ostensibly serve as the 'rear sight' from time to time) has also gotten a little rust on it as well. Dangit. I gotta burn through 150 rounds or so of .45 ACP since it's a bit on the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/27/2010 9:56:25 AM | Feedback (18)
I can't afford to send both my kids to private school. I could afford one, but not both, and I'm desperately trying to figure out some way to swing it. Because my oldest is in public school (the youngest will start next year), I pay close attention to what she's learning. At this point, it's primarily the basics - reading, math, etc. She's in gifted so they really work hard with her on those types of things. But yesterday, as usual, I asked her how her day went and what she learned. Guess what...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/23/2010 9:37:11 AM | Feedback (24)
Apparently, I'm missing out on some great conversations at the Gunblogger's Conspiracy with being sick and all <Unix-Jedi> We’re the Hateumhippies tribe <WestByGod-Iraq> spotted owls are good. you just need about 30 of them. pluck and deep-fry whole. <Lee_TotC> Unix-Jedi, who is the chief of that tribe <WestByGod-Iraq> then peel the skin off to eat, and throw the rest away <alan> kinda like dove then <Unix-Jedi> Chief Running SUV...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/23/2010 9:13:14 AM | Feedback (1)
Sorry folks… This cold is simply kicking my butt. Maybe tomorrow.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/22/2010 6:30:32 PM | Feedback (2)
Coding while on cold medicine is a bad idea. You'd think I'd have gotten that into my thick skull at some point, but nooooooo. Thank heaven for TODO: comments or I'd have all sorts of whacky errors popping up on the production code.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/21/2010 11:41:50 AM | Feedback (4)
Say Uncle has been published in Shooting Illustrated. I'm too much of a man to try to make the trigger better. Real men have a 143 lb. trigger pull that's gritty, catches several times on the way and has little pokey things that dig into your fingertip.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/19/2010 12:28:11 PM | Feedback (5)
Spent some time in Disney over the weekend. Eating a full rack of ribs at 9:00 PM unfortunately did not sit well with me and I spent the entire Saturday feeling hungover although I had had nary a drop of booze the night before. I did have nausea, headache, and a severe sense of vertigo. Which made The Magic Kingdom somewhat less magical than one would hope. My kids had a great time, so that's what was worth it all. Didn't get a chance to hook up with JayG, but he's still here so there might be...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/19/2010 10:59:35 AM | Feedback (2)
And a distinct lack of pants… I really should get my will in order since I just got through eating this thing It's the KFC Double Down. Two chicken breasts with a spicy sauce, cheese and bacon in the middle. A sandwich that makes both Michele Obama and PETA cry at the same time. It's a sandwich that gets LSD infused leftists to call it 'poison' (no Mark, I don't think it's unhealthy deep inside. I rather know it's unhealthy close to the surface). And I ate it anyway. Not too bad. You...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/15/2010 12:19:01 PM | Feedback (14)
This post is for Ubu52, who in my last post commented One thing about the gun owner community is that we tend to be more law abiding and more level headed than the general populace. Well, not if you include all of those criminals with guns. (They are also gun owners too, you know.) "People who own guns" would be a subset of the "general population," and if you only look at "People who own guns" and believe a higher percentage of them are "law abiding...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/14/2010 3:25:09 PM | Feedback (37)
One thing about the gun owner community is that we tend to be more law abiding and more level headed than the general populace. This guy, though, is the exception to the rule. (Don't watch that video if you suffer from high blood pressure) Unfortunately for us gunnies, shmucks like that guy give us a bad name, and there's nothing we can do outside of ostracizing idiots like him and stay faithful to our principles. I wish there was a legitimate way to filter out the .1% of Darwin Candidates...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/14/2010 10:34:33 AM | Feedback (9)
UPDATE – As more details come in, this does not seem to be as insidious as previously thought. The couple were NOT wearing Palin pins and therefore not targeted for that reason. Unlike the Legacy Media, I am ok with putting up corrections even when they illustrate my biases and that I was wrong. Original Post Below Let's play guess the affiliation Allee Bautsch, chief campaign fundraiser for XXXX, and her boyfriend Joe Brown, were savagely beaten Friday night in New Orleans after leaving.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/13/2010 1:23:51 PM | Feedback (7)
One – Have a product people want at a price they can afford. Two – Understand that your customer is the only reason you are in business. For example, Five Guys Burgers and Fries. They have signs like this I love capitalism.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/12/2010 9:59:03 PM | Feedback (13)
Because these are requested from time to time, here are all my icons for public use. Governments and institutions that are unfriendly to basic human rights may not reproduce these images in any manner (specifically, but not limited to, The Brady Campaign and Violence Prevention Center). You must make local copies of these images. Hotlinking is frowned upon and has a bad tendency to result in your webpage displaying pictures considered illegal in several countries. Attribution is appreciated,...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/12/2010 12:09:42 PM | Feedback (6)
There doesn't seem to be any restaurants that advertise a 10% discount if you go there disarmed. Unlike our side, where there are BBQ joints that give a discount for open carry. I wonder something. Here in Florida, OC is verboten. But on private property, I don't see why it would be. I wonder if a restaurant could do the same thing and not fall afoul of the law.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/12/2010 9:13:25 AM | Feedback (4)
A MagPul Angled Forward Grip (AFG), that is.   I went ahead and picked one up this weekend as the rails are pretty rough on the hands and I have a dislike of vertical grips. Figured for $35 you can't really go wrong. Interestingly, they had a rifle at the store that had one installed on it and my first impression was that I wasn't going to like it. You can see a ridge in the first two pictures midway down that is there for your fingers. I didn't like where it was because it ended up...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/12/2010 8:42:24 AM | Feedback (14)
Hey, Eotech, I know a damned good web guy you could hire. Granted your menu would have something to do more with pants removal and less with balls and whores (click for bigginess) Hat tip Ry who has enough of 'em all to go around. Update – Looks like they've taken down the offending menu items.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/11/2010 8:42:29 PM | Feedback (1)
Tam has lovingly decided to play devil's advocate in my rant about illegal chunks of metal. The general consensus from the infringers (JUST KIDDING) is that some part of the system must be considered the firearm in order to have any laws that are effective. Laying aside my feeling about firearms laws, this is why I disagree with that sentiment To define a gun based on a single part makes as much sense as defining an egg as a cake. Eggs are an integral part of cake. Oh sure, there are...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/9/2010 10:35:24 AM | Feedback (23)
The Qemists – S.W.A.G Interestingly, over at Random Nuclear Strikes where I found this, Phil mentioned they were drum and bass. I commented that I didn't consider this really drum and bass, but that I consider this song VERY worthy of being in my library. I clicked on some of their other songs on YouTube and instantly recognized them. I like Pendulum and have a station on Pandora just for them. The Qemists are closely related, sound wise, and show up from time to time (being it's on my...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/8/2010 8:51:02 PM | Feedback (2)
Sorry folks for not blogging more than I have. I've got major projects, both at home and at work, that need to get done. I had a great tour of Tactilite's facilities this past weekend, and I need to get the photos and copy up soon. Heck, I even have a great little video in the works, but that too takes time. When I get home, I try to spend some time with my kids. Heck, my poor wife is probably feeling neglected too. I was sick one night, and I've been trying to get a whole mess load of stuff...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/8/2010 8:53:24 AM | Feedback (1)
DoubleTapper has won the Milbloggies Award in the Foreign National Military category The Milbloggies Award recognizes military bloggers for their contribution to blogging, news and information, and to the military over the past year. I enjoy reading DoubleTapper daily. Not only does he give a great perspective of guns and military items from Israel, but he's got some great photos of the hottest IDF women (which, appears to be all of them).
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/8/2010 8:43:23 AM | Feedback (0)
So, I saw this auction for a few Class III lowers. Most had only one bid at around $21. As always, if it's too good to be true, it's too good to be true. Turns out, they're post '86, which means I am not allowed to own one. Think about it. This is just the lower, serialized and stamped in a way that makes it a 'machine gun'. Doesn't matter if you put a bolt action 50 BMG upper on it, it's considered a machine gun. And because that particular piece of aluminum was put into the registry after...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/7/2010 1:18:23 PM | Feedback (21)
JayG brings up, in my opinion, the biggest question you have to ask yourself if you own firearms for personal protection. Are you willing to take the life of another human being in defense of your family, yourself, and your property? Squeezing that trigger will result in someone losing all of their tomorrows. Now, that someone may very well be coming through the window with duct tape and a butcher's knife in hand with the sole purpose of killing you and your entire family - but the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/6/2010 10:48:53 AM | Feedback (42)
Looks like my plan to ensure I owe taxes at the end of the year was a good move Individuals who don’t purchase health insurance may lose their tax refunds according to IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. After acknowledging the recently passed health-care bill limits the agency’s options for enforcing the individual mandate, Shulman told reporters that the most likely way to penalize individuals that don’t comply is by reducing or confiscating their tax refunds. Civil disobedience is required...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/6/2010 10:20:03 AM | Feedback (6)
One of the things that I failed to put in my range bags was bug spray. I normally shoot indoors and my complete lack of planning now has me covered in around 200 bug bites that each itch like hell. To say I'm currently in agony would be putting it mildly. Being that the bites cover around 60% of my legs and arms, I can't use the topical Benadryl. I tried, and I ended up knocking myself out (but kept waking up to scratch). So, Off goes in the range bag. Period.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/5/2010 1:19:26 PM | Feedback (14)
Just a quick video of my first shots with the new Bison Armory upper Worked like a champ. While the sights were not zeroed properly, the rounds went exactly into the same place when I picked the same point of aim. At some point I'm going to try to get a good zero on the sights, maybe try to find a laser bore sight. But it was still dead accurate at 100 yards. I need to pick up a MagPul Angled Fore Grip at some point as I think due to what's most comfortable for me, that would help. The...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/3/2010 11:10:21 PM | Feedback (9)
This much More on my completely awesome, shoulder punishing day later.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/3/2010 4:05:28 PM | Feedback (3)
OK, now that I have a few minutes I can talk a bit more about my new upper from Bison Armory It's an 18" model (already had a 16") in 6.8 SPC. The receiver is from Tactical Machining and the hand guard is the T9 from Midwest Industries. Flash hider is a VC301 from Vltor. Flip-Up sights are both Yankee Hill and are very, very nice. Last and not least is the dead sexy chrome bolt carrier from Young Manufacturing. I LOVE the way it looks. It's absolutely stunning. ...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/2/2010 8:36:20 PM | Feedback (6)
My new upper from Bison Armory has arrived! More later!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/1/2010 6:51:07 PM | Feedback (7)
You'd think I was famous for this or something &#160; That'll be going on the car, much to the wife's chagrin Thanks a ton Less! Sorry about not getting the link up, was in a major hurry to play with the new toy before the daughter's sleep over started.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/1/2010 6:30:08 PM | Feedback (2)
No April Fools jokes planned for today. Not going to sell off all my guns and start campaigning for Obama. I'm not going to start loving the health control bill. Sorry. I know how you people come to expect nothing but the utmost in hilarity from this site, and normally I'd comply with your wishes, but today is just not in the cards. Maybe I'll think of a quasi-dirty joke later or something and try to lose a few more readers.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/1/2010 9:43:21 AM | Feedback (6)
Over on the right, I mark the blogs who's owners I have met. Last night, I met up with WizardPC from Walls of the City who happened to be in town for a few days. We met up at one of my favorite digs, The Tampa Bay Brewing Company in Ybor City. As gunnies are wont to do, we talked at length about politics, firearms, gun shows and how we're going to run the country when we take over and turn it into a freedom oriented dictatorship. It was a good time. So, the list of bloggers I've met...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/1/2010 8:40:16 AM | Feedback (2)
*Sigh* I guess it happens even to the best of us. I was in Dunkin Donuts this morning getting some coffee and munchkins when I reached back to get my wallet. Apparently, my shirt had snagged on my holster and viola… I had a negligent Open Carry. There was a line, and I had been standing there with the Glock out where everyone could see the whole time. I noticed the gentleman behind me was looking at the pistol when I de-snagged my shirt. I gave him a smile, said "Oops" and covered...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/1/2010 8:30:04 AM | Feedback (14)