Archive for July, 2016

Because there’s new MHI! When marine private Oliver Chadwick Gardenier is killed in the marine barrack bombing in Beirut, somebody who might be Saint Peter gives him a choice: Go to heaven, which, while nice, might be a little boring, or return to earth. The Boss has a mission for him, and he's to look for a sign. He's a marine: He'll choose the mission. Gotta wait a bit to get it. I seem to have burned through my book budget over the past few months, but rest assured, this is in my “WANT!!!”...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/29/2016 7:54:51 AM | Feedback (8)
Ban ‘em out back Now, if you thread a barrel, you’re under ITAR & need to pony up a few thousand a year and I’m sure submit to rectal inspections (not really. Those would be less intrusive than the paperwork you need to keep). Clinton killed off small dealers, making it so fraught with peril to sell small that people gave up. I refuse to get a suppressor because of the legalities & cost. This is working as designed. They can’t ban guns, so they’ll just make them so legally dangerous to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/28/2016 8:01:42 AM | Feedback (6)
It seems like yesterday this had just happened And now she’s lounging around the house, threatening to become a teenager in 2 years.   The only unsolicited advice I give to new parents is this – enjoy every moment. Never say to yourself “I can’t wait until my kid no longer does X” because that day comes quicker than you expect and you’ll find yourself missing out on some of the best times. It breaks my heart my girls are getting older.  Right now, even my teenager loves me and both...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/18/2016 12:57:35 PM | Feedback (5)
Now the anti-gun idiots are going to assume you can just shoot a bullet down a suspect’s barrel…
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/14/2016 5:12:30 PM | Feedback (1)
Now that I have the bandsaw, there was little reason to not try to make some 1911 grips. The grips on both my Para and my Colt Delta Elite are wrap around plastic (the Para has a Crimson Trace), so I had to make some ‘guesses’ as to how things should work. I started off with some walnut, which I happen to have a few scale-sized blanks laying around. They ended up a bit thin as 1/4” is nominal, I ended up… under that. Still, for my very first attempt, this was a raging success! The chisel work...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/13/2016 4:18:47 PM | Feedback (17)
TMI
T’was a busy weekend for me. First – we had some built-in cabinetry in the bedroom that suffered damage that required the entire thing be pulled out. Sucked, because it filled in a lot of space & was useful, but it was unsalvageable and had to go. Unfortunately, behind the unit (which spanned 2 walls & a corner) was unfinished – no baseboards and most of the wiring was nothing more than a hole punched through the wall. I had to repair the holes in the wall from the unit and put up new...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/5/2016 11:23:01 AM | Feedback (2)
Because if this were me, there would be dead TSA agents. Just the thought of some low-IQ motherf&*(#er trying to cop a feel on my daughters is enough to refuse to fly as it is, to see them beat a child would see me lose it. The TSA is a disgrace to the United States of America. It’s mere existence is a blight. I personally feel every TSA employee is a traitor, deserving of scorn & shunning by society until it’s impossible to find anyone willing to work there. Those involved in this...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/2/2016 10:36:43 AM | Feedback (8)