Archive for August, 2011

A felony charge. And finally, one I can agree on.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/31/2011 6:43:14 PM | Feedback (1)
If I were to go out, get drunk, and shoot some people because I had a problem with their sexual orientation, I’d be thrown in prison. If you’re a cop with a history of alcohol abuse while on the job, you get paid leave Charging documents released Monday described how Kenneth Furr crashed his Cadillac into another vehicle early Friday morning, stood on the hood of the victims' vehicle and shouted, "I'm gonna kill all of you." There were five people in the other vehicle, police...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/31/2011 2:28:08 PM | Feedback (9)
David Hardy posts Let's see now.... police hear that a lady has firearms, enter her home without a warrant, confiscate 13 guns, find out that she owns them all legally... and refuse to return them unless she gets a court order. So she files suit.... Why can't they learn that in a situation like this, give them back immediately and hope things quiet down. To which an anonymous commenter replies Because they won't lose their jobs, or pensions, or personally be personally held liable...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/31/2011 9:19:32 AM | Feedback (14)
iMac lost her first tooth last night Did you know that first teeth are worth $5 these days? Almost makes me want to yank out a few of mine and put them under the pillow.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/31/2011 8:28:00 AM | Feedback (8)
Here in Florida, persons who pass or continue to enforce illegal gun laws are to be held accountable for their actions personally. The law hasn’t even taken effect and counties are dropping their onerous gun laws off the books as fast as they can get the whiteout to dry. What do you think will happen when cops start getting held to the same standard when they try to trample your First Amendment rights by claiming you can’t tape them? They’re going to get their asses sued. The officers, of.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/30/2011 4:13:32 PM | Feedback (9)
Uncle is 9. Tam turned 6. I’ve been cranking out posts since May 11th, 2004 and continually forget to celebrate that momentous occasion here. Damn, we’re old… Tennis balls not included
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/30/2011 10:22:11 AM | Feedback (9)
Seriously, who needs to bury a ‘time capsule’ anymore? I have a blog that serves the exact same purpose. Which is the purpose of this blog post, by the way. It has nothing to do with guns, but everything to do with my two daughters who I love deeply. One of the great things about being a father is that I get to entertain my children and I do so by being as goofy as I can, and trust me, that can get really goofy. One of my lifelong goals has always been to voice a cartoon character but since...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/30/2011 9:31:42 AM | Feedback (4)
I’ll be the first to admit that I was displeased with the outcome of Senate Bill 234 and Open Carry here in Florida. While the logic was sound on the merits and morality of Open Carry, we had strong opposition from both the Florida Retail Federation (who didn’t want to be forced to make a decision between law abiding carriers and PSH patrons) as well as the Sheriff’s Association. Sadly, neither group had a coherent or logical argument against Open Carry, instead they resorted to lies,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/30/2011 9:07:32 AM | Feedback (1)
Is sometimes paved with potholes and detours. I guess rejection letters are to be expected. Got this in the inbox today. Dear Mr. Allen, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your letter regarding a possible sponsorship from Jennings. We watched the enclosed video (although it took us a while to find a video player that accepted VHS tapes) and have come to the conclusion that, as a company, we do not feel your shooting style is conducive to the level of quality that...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/29/2011 1:51:09 PM | Feedback (10)
Part of my design drive that I’m in the midst of (to those in the queue, you’re time is coming up. If you’ve not already, send me a detailed description of what you’re wanting) is an attempt to pull in a little bit more cash to pick up some extraneous stuff I’m going to need to shoot USPSA that, while not required, are nice to have. One of those things is a decent range bag. Right now, I use a duffle bag I got from a job back in the mid-90’s. To say it’s inadequate is… uh… inadequate. But,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/29/2011 1:10:42 PM | Feedback (23)
Pay attention to your surroundings. Now, I’m not sure the author exposing his firearm to a cop as an indicator that the perp the cop was eying was armed was a good idea or not. “Gun Hands” won’t get you suspended from school while you’re at a Cracker Barrel and may have been a better or at least a bit more subtle way of indicating the armament situations, but it worked and that’s a good thing, my Monday Morning Quarterbacking aside. Hat Tip Montieth, who has a live journal account and thus...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/29/2011 12:26:14 PM | Feedback (5)
When an honestly mistaken man sees the truth, one of two things happens: (1) he will either cease to be mistaken, or (2) he will cease to be honest. For he will either accept the truth or he will reject it. If he accepts it, he is no longer mistaken; if he rejects it, he is no longer honest. It is as simple as that. Source This came up in #gunblogger_conspiracy during the discussion of the recent Gibson Guitar raid. Let’s look at the multi-level fail here. Gibson was being raided...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/29/2011 11:33:58 AM | Feedback (14)
Florida- Lee law change would allow guns, ammunition on RSW airport property [Update – from the comments, it appears this article may contain incorrect information. I’ll look into it more as I have time, but caveat emptor as they say] If I’m considered safe to have a firearm right here, 3” to my left isn’t going to make a difference. Neither is 3’, 3km, or 3 astronomical units. Where I am has nothing to do with my ability or desire to cause mayhem. Invisible barriers and faded gun-buster signs.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/29/2011 9:33:24 AM | Feedback (5)
But if you really want to kill a lot of people, gasoline and matches are your friend. Of course, the US’s lax gun laws are to blame for the casino burning. That and our insatiable desire for drugs (I get confused, does that make them supply or demand siders?). To a point, Filipe is right – our asinine drug laws have a lot to do with the violence they are seeing. Legalized drugs will be cheap. The need for such cartels will vanish as the danger involved in the manufacture disappears. You don’t...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/29/2011 9:16:17 AM | Feedback (5)
Something like this. Congrats to MilitantAmerican for his shiny, new header.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/28/2011 7:48:49 AM | Feedback (3)
  Just take your ball and go home. I will always stand behind the idea that the use of guns should be exceptionally controlled and closely watched. Or better yet, banned. This is not a perfect world, but we can work together to make it better. I would have commented, but the post says Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed. See, in this unicorn dander snorting chick’s view, as long as someone says “Ye shall not have this item”, then people will not have that...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/27/2011 9:16:30 AM | Feedback (13)
From Slashdot Thanks to everyone who helped build Slashdot over the years: the list is far to long to fit in this textfield but you know who you are, and you all know that I've got your back in a knife fight. Lastly, thanks to every Slashdot reader for giving me your time all these years. I hope I've wasted it efficiently and enjoyably. Pants are optional. Damn straight!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/26/2011 1:53:59 PM | Feedback (5)
Dale Franks over at Q&O There should be some system whereby any private citizen who has performed federal military or law enforcement service can obtain a federal concealed weapons permit that is valid in every place in the United States, irrespective of any state or local laws to the contrary. Those eligible should have completed at least one term of service with an honorable discharge or its equivalent, have no criminal record, and no history of mental illness. Now, Dale is a great...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/26/2011 9:28:07 AM | Feedback (17)
The VPC has to make up stats out of whole cloth. You know, when you find yourself having to lie to try to get a point across, it’s really time to check your base assumptions.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/25/2011 12:05:55 PM | Feedback (4)
Dry firing practice Range time has become an overly limited resource for me. I can either afford range time or I have the time to go to the range; the two never seem to meet in the middle. As I plan on restarting USPSA shooting come October (if you’re local to me, why not join me?), I need to get some trigger time in and since hitting the ‘no rapid fire, no drawing from the holster, no movement’ range, even when I can, isn’t the same, dry firing at home is beneficial. has...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/25/2011 11:25:45 AM | Feedback (5)
Guess I have some books to toss on the eReader ASAP. Quite a few of these have been on my ‘To Do’ list. #70 is sitting on my wife’s nightstand, she just finished it. Maybe I’ll give it a go. The NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy novels with the ones I have read in bold: 1. The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien 2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, by Douglas Adams 3. Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card 4. The Dune Chronicles, by Frank Herbert .
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/24/2011 2:24:58 PM | Feedback (13)
Michael Bane get’s his interview on over at Gun Values Board. I’ve met Mike a few times, great guy and I’m thrilled we have him fighting the good fight to get the shooting sports online and in front of everyone. No, seriously. You. Lawn. Off of. Now.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/24/2011 9:44:13 AM | Feedback (1)
Look, sometimes you awake to find yourself practicing the Pants Free Lifestyle™. It is natural when you find yourself in this situation to assume the limo you have awoken in is yours to drive home.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/24/2011 9:40:14 AM | Feedback (0)
And by limited, I mean pretty much gone. Thanks to everyone who contacted me, my plate is now a bit full. Real Life intruded a bit and I’ve got a rather strenuous week ahead of me, so to those who contacted me, I’ll be with you shortly. To the others who drug their feet and missed this awesome opportunity… well…
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/24/2011 8:48:05 AM | Feedback (3)
I love my daughters. They are both as close to perfect as can be – smart, well behaved, and most of all, healthy. I drop them off at school in the mornings and while I don’t know all the kids I see each day, you do tend to get to recognize them. Which is why when I heard about this story, my heart sunk. Darien Reese Engelberger is my 11-year-old niece. Until 7/29/11 she was a healthy, active (highly above-average) kid. I was at her basketball practice at the YMCA on 7/29/11. Two hours...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/24/2011 8:40:17 AM | Feedback (1)
Looks bad…
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/23/2011 3:48:32 PM | Feedback (12)
THIS POST WAS MODIFIED ON 8/31/14 DUE TO NEGATIVE SEO LINKING I have a few firearms marketing folk that I subscribe to, and every here and there they send me stuff that I might think some of my readers might enjoy. This isn’t an endorsement nor am I making any claims of the quality of service, I’m just copying & pasting for your pleasure. Get Your Home-Based FFL & Class 3 Guaranteed with Brandon Maddox, Licensed Firearms Retailer and Owner of, shows how easy...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/23/2011 12:38:54 PM | Feedback (4)
Look, I’m not going to lie to you. I currently am not sitting on a throne made of of solid gold with pillows stuffed with Benjamin Franklins for comfort. I’ve never wiped my rear end with imported silk nor do I have a butler to fetch me a cup of Kopi Luwak at a moment’s notice. In fact, I’m pretty much broke. Oh, I realize that people have been mislead by the media and Hollywood to believe bloggers just rake in the cash, but the reality is far from that. So far is that from the truth that I...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/22/2011 8:47:52 AM | Feedback (12)
Gunwalker and the Foundation of Liberty It all comes down to this: Is there an inalienable right to self-defense? If there is, each man has indisputable, inestimable value, value that he may rightly preserve even if the life of another man is forfeit. A man may kill another in lawful self-defense even if the policy preferences of the state would prefer his death. If a right to self-defense actually exists, it is in a very real sense the highest law of the land and all lesser laws must pay...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/21/2011 8:05:19 PM | Feedback (24)
About opening a package and seeing your artwork embossed on the contents Got my Vicious Circle holster from Dennis, of Dragon Leatherworks. What a beautiful holster, logo or not. The staining on it is simply gorgeous. I need to loosen it up a bit as it grabs pretty tightly right now. I’ll put it in the shower with me next time and then put the pistol in it afterwards, but otherwise I cannot wait for the next OC Fishing event so I can proudly wear it. FTC Disclaimer -  The holster might...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/20/2011 4:39:36 PM | Feedback (2)
I’m applying various updates to the server right now. If the blog seems slow, it’s not you.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/20/2011 2:52:06 PM | Feedback (0)
You know, I consider myself one of the bigger gun bloggers out there. Not to pat myself on the back (too tired from working out last night to do that), but 30k views a month ain’t too bad for a guy who runs this thing out of his house and tends to talk more about not wearing pants than guns at time. Turns out, there’s a super-secret blacklist of blogs we’re not allowed to link to. See, us libertarianish-wookie-suiters aren’t really the autonomous types, we require others to tell us who to link...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/19/2011 8:31:30 PM | Feedback (14)
These things seem to multiply like tribbles though. One must assume these courses are simply in response to the perceived need to be MOAR TACTICAL by everybody and their SWAT-wannabe cousins. Training is good and I’m sure that plenty of reputable groups out there provide excellent courses on the most common scenarios, but some of these videos are just ridiculous. I mean, really… how many times are you going to find yourself in a firefight while on a balance beam? Are you expecting a shoot-out...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/19/2011 8:17:53 AM | Feedback (4)
Georgia loves to read. She’s not even 9 yet and she’s chewed through the first three Harry Potter books. When she goes to the library, she always checks out as many books as she can and usually reads a couple of them by the time she gets home. The other day, she brought home a book as big and as thick as many that I’d read. She finished it in one day. So, it was time Look closely. Can you tell what she is reading? Here’s a few sentences to help. Up jumped Bilbo, and putting on his...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/18/2011 9:06:50 PM | Feedback (21)
Filthy, religion-of-piss follower tries to put Shelly ‘in her appropriate’ place. Failure ensues. Update – Xman’s comment is solid gold It’s all fun and games until a French-manicured female USAF Reaper driver sitting in a trailer in Nevada pickles off a Hellfire on your goathumping, mysogynistic buddies.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/18/2011 11:09:29 AM | Feedback (4)
ANOTHER LAW! A teen who had been drinking with his friends was arrested after trying to rob people at gunpoint at the site where the state's most tragic shooting spree occurred. Underage carrying, underage drinking, attempted robbery. However, if we make it illegal for law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms… well, this would have still happened but don’t hold your breath on the anti’s admitting that.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/17/2011 4:22:51 PM | Feedback (2)
Michael Z. Williams I cannot state enough that reporters are by and large contemptible, lazy, and worthless, which is why most of them don't even earn enough to pay income tax. Still, it keeps them from working at McDonald's, where they'd probably be unable to follow health code rules, and might set themselves and others on fire.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/17/2011 2:52:37 PM | Feedback (4)
Look, you send me cash, I’ll use your competitors gear, totally sullying their image. Trust me, it works!!!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/17/2011 12:06:48 PM | Feedback (2)
Sadly, not everyone can handle the pants free lifestyle Locy then retrieved a larger sword, pulled it from the sheath and told her, “I’m going to kill you,” the affidavit says. Hibbs wrote that after the woman tried to run away, he “slammed” her onto the living room couch, where he punched her several times. She managed to free herself and call 9-1-1. The girlfriend told investigators that Locy left the house with the sword. He was still naked. Normally, the cops get a “Naked man...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/17/2011 8:31:43 AM | Feedback (7)
  Hat tip Ace of Spades
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/16/2011 3:47:35 PM | Feedback (3)
Richard Nascak, one of my fellow board members for Florida Carry, absolutely demolishes a Florida CBS Affiliate’s article on the upcoming HB45 deadline. Says Richard Can any media outlet get anything right? No, they can’t, and Richard’s comment is a thing of beauty. Please go give it a read. Why do we win? Because not only is our position right, those who oppose us don’t even know what the $@#*& they are talking about.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/16/2011 12:34:52 PM | Feedback (1)
I know a ton of gunnies have severe cases of  turgidity when it comes to the concept of “carry everywhere”. Lord knows I would never consider carrying inside a post office or whatnot because that would be illegal! Heaven forbid, I should just accept the fact that criminals too abide by the No Guns policy in those types of places! But this isn’t about that. It’s about those rare times when it actually makes more sense to leave your heater at home (securely encased, with ammo stored in a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/16/2011 8:49:41 AM | Feedback (31)
Dennis of Dragon Leather Works is moving from New York to the more-free state of Tennessee The family and I (wife and kids) are moving out of New York State. Its too expensive here...taxes are onerous, and the only places where the cost of a home approaches something that could be construed as reasonably affordable are so far from the population centers that pay on  the highest scales, that you need to live 70+ miles away, and commute to the better paying jobs. Which I have done for.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/15/2011 7:41:43 PM | Feedback (9)
This was in my Google alerts for ‘Gun’ stories
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/15/2011 10:39:46 AM | Feedback (3)
Over at the Florida Carry Facebook page, I’m in a conversation where someone asked if we should have ‘stricter training requirements’ for CCW. My response is a resounding, emphatic, absolute “NO!!”. Which isn’t to say you should seek out training. Maybe not this kind of training, but some training nonetheless. I hear you now “Robb, if we’re not supposed to take Tactical Ninja 8 Gun SOCOM Six Sigma Master class, then how will we be prepared for the eventual ‘Nakatomi Plaza’ scenario?” to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/15/2011 10:11:45 AM | Feedback (8)
WizardPC is leaving Walls of the City and starting out on his own at Guns, Cars, and Tech. I’ve met Wiz before. In fact, he’s the one who got me seriously thinking about Financial Peace University and because of that small action, I am now debt free. So, adjust your blogrolls and give Guns, Cars, and Tech some eyeballs. Oh, and you can keep reading Linoge too, his research is top notch when it comes to smooshing the anti’s arguments.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/15/2011 8:16:06 AM | Feedback (1)
Piggy back rides through the house This is why I’m hitting the gym several times a week. This is why I started running again. Last year, one loop around the house with one of my girls on my back was all I could do. Now, I can run around until they get tired. These are the moments worth living for.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/14/2011 7:34:33 PM | Feedback (7)
No. Really. Someone actually thought about attaching incendiary bombs to bats so they could be dropped over Japan where they’d roost in buildings before burning them down. Seriously!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/12/2011 3:25:24 PM | Feedback (17)
from Sci-Fi in #gunblogger_conspiracy (2:46:31 PM) SCI-FI: 0bama's been office so long, my AAA batteries have been downgraded to AA+ batteries.....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/12/2011 2:48:16 PM | Feedback (2)
Just thought I’d let you know that.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/12/2011 8:35:16 AM | Feedback (7)
The tank is just empty. Maybe more later. Dunno.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/12/2011 8:14:13 AM | Feedback (0)
Putnam county folds on illegal gun laws A review of county ordinances found two instances that restricted gun use, Castleberry said during a Board of Commissioners public hearing in Palatka. One ordinance bars firearm use in county parks. The other ordinance authorizes restrictions and suspensions when a local emergency had been declared. But both now are history. We need to expand HB45 to start removing ‘protections’ from politicians, lawmakers, and police. I realize some level...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/10/2011 3:59:54 PM | Feedback (9)
I love my wife. Utterly and endlessly. It’s a sickness, yeah I know. As a married man I’m supposed to do nothing but complain about her, but that just doesn’t happen. I love her even though we don’t see eye to eye on the whole gun thing. My wife was solidly in the neutral camp when I started getting all gun-nutty. When she met me, I had a rifle and a pistol and that was it, and that didn’t bother her at all. She wasn’t anti, but she surely wasn’t “pro”. She went with me a few times to the...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/10/2011 11:31:28 AM | Feedback (14)
From Kevin Baker (who I just knew wasn’t going to be able to stay away from blogging too long) The British state lectures, hectors and micro-manages the law-abiding. When it comes to defending them, it is, all too often,  AWOL. -- Andrew Stuttaford This is one of those things that really stick in my craw. All too often we’re told over and over that we need to let the government do X, Y, and Z because only the government can. Unfortunately, when abdicating your responsibility to the...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/10/2011 10:17:42 AM | Feedback (5)
Four gorgeous pistols in my favorite caliber.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/9/2011 9:34:19 PM | Feedback (5)
The rest just fall on their own accord.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/9/2011 12:46:21 PM | Feedback (3)
When the shooting starts, they have your back Cats? They’ll wing you in the leg so they can make their getaway. Hat tip Michael from Tactilite
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/9/2011 11:13:11 AM | Feedback (7)
Seems to be a common, lefty view. Anyone who doesn’t believe exactly as you do should be rounded up and ‘reeducated’ Many times I’ve riffed on a dark, delicious fantasy about rounding up Tea Bagger types and sentencing them to green re-education camps for minimum one-year terms. Now, maybe it’s selection bias, but the right leaning web sites that tend to call for similar things are considered kooky by even the right leaning folks. For the left, this seems to be a common thread. Notice...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/9/2011 9:34:54 AM | Feedback (29)
He has his finger on the pulse of many of the ills we face in society. Such as this Last week, iMac started taekwondo. In her first class, all three kids got “Great Kid!” awards which made me think “damn, another ‘everyone is the same’ kind of class”. I was wrong, thankfully, and Irelyn was the only student to get an award the next week (she listens very well) and the instructors seem to be pretty no-nonsense which I like. However, it reminded me of all the things my girls do where everyone...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/9/2011 8:56:46 AM | Feedback (8)
Zombie head bowling ball!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/8/2011 8:29:52 PM | Feedback (1)
Get off my lawn. Rifle shown, threat disperses. Brady’s stats hardest hit.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/8/2011 10:45:10 AM | Feedback (9)
I appreciate the 17 pound printed catalogue you paid good money to send to my house. It was very nice of you to send me something so large that it got stuck in my mailbox trying to remove it. However, it is the 21st century and they have this great thing called “The Internet”. You may have heard of it. It’s a series of tubes where people can log in and search for exactly what they need on your website rather than having to flip through pages and pages of parts they’re not interested in. I,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/8/2011 9:49:53 AM | Feedback (13)
Now I remember where I heard about Botach. I have a feeling the $11 savings per magazine is because they don’t have them. Gonna send them an email today and see what the ETA is on them. If I don’t hear back from them or they’re out of stock, then I’ll cancel my order. Update – Just got off chat with Botach. Magazines are in stock (although my mag holder isn’t) and slated to ship today.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/8/2011 9:22:26 AM | Feedback (12)
JayG gets the coolest picture of the Snubbie From Hell™ He’s got a bunch more great shots from the Northeast Bloggershoot. Go check ‘em out
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/8/2011 6:40:39 AM | Feedback (2)
Holsters, people. Holsters. Joshua Seto, 27, of Chandler, Ariz., accidentally shot himself with his girlfriend’s pink handgun — tucked in the waistband of his pants — as he walked into a food store last Tuesday, The Arizona Republic reported. The bullet struck his penis, before continuing through his left thigh. Every guy reading this just crossed his legs. Hat tip Alphecca
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/8/2011 6:35:11 AM | Feedback (9)
So, as I’ve decided to get back to competition shooting, I’ve had to order a bunch of new gear. Shooting the Para meant using a 1911 holster and single stack magazines & holders. If I’m going to shoot the Smith & Wesson M&P 40, I needed a whole slew of new items, most of which are on their way to my domicile now. Sadly, nobody offered to pay for the gear if I’d wear their competitors’ logos. I thought it was a great idea, myself. I picked up a Blade-Tech Revolution holster. Caleb...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/8/2011 6:00:00 AM | Feedback (10)
I LOL’d Hat Tip Daily Pundit
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/5/2011 12:42:42 PM | Feedback (0)
68 Year Old Grandma Shoots Home Invaders NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A 68-year-old grandmother armed with a shot gun took aim at criminals in her neighborhood over the weekend, and she didn't miss. The woman shot two men trying to break into her home. It happened in the early Saturday morning in South Nashville at a home on Glencliff Road. She said she had no regrets. Nor should she. Of course, the antigun forces would have much preferred the 4 choir boys would have been able to have their way...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/4/2011 8:51:36 PM | Feedback (3)
I disagree with pdb and Caleb. Point Shooting is, by far, the most effective means of putting rounds on a target. The concept is simple - Find a point where you want your bullets to go and shoot it. This may require the use of sights, though.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/4/2011 12:23:33 PM | Feedback (2)
Florida is only 1 of 6 states that disallows firearms in non-sensitive areas of an airport The Federal government has determined that the "sterile area" is the "sensitive place" at an airport but Florida has gone much farther and banned even licensed carry inside the entire terminal, on this topic Florida is one of the most restrictive places in the country. Emphasis mine. I didn’t know this a while back. I may have even blogged about committing a felony....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/4/2011 12:05:10 PM | Feedback (7)
More and more Florida ordinances which have been illegal for 25 continue to fall "There's no point in keeping this on the books because we couldn't enforce it anyhow," Kee told the commission. "This does not keep the city from enforcing state firearm laws." Good, I’m glad they recognize that. State law, while still a bit overbearing in my opinion, is plenty enough to ‘promote safety’ or whatever the catch phrase is these days. You don’t promote safety by having a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/4/2011 9:30:36 AM | Feedback (3)
My favorite line “We’ve got a code 500, Server Down!” Hat Tip reader Logan.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/3/2011 12:25:39 PM | Feedback (3)
Lots and lots and lots of things. It’s like Christmas just keeps coming earlier and earlier. I mean, really, what’s better to stuff your stocking with than the wailing and gnashing of lawmakers’ teeth?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/3/2011 9:49:31 AM | Feedback (6)
“It killed Robb!” Jo Anne shrieked. Larry, you gotta do some book signings here in Florida. I want mine to say “That wasn’t you, but it could be. Watch your back. – Larry”
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/2/2011 9:26:08 PM | Feedback (8)
30 years ago today, MTV came online. I remember being over at my cousins’ house and being allowed to stay up to watch it come online. I mean, I’m old enough to remember when MTV played music videos, so that’s saying something.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/2/2011 8:26:32 AM | Feedback (8)
Mr. Completely talks a bit about reloading over at GunUp. At some point, there’s a Dillon Square Deal in my future. I’ve maxed out the Lee Turret and I need a bit more speed than I’m getting to make reloading en masse worth my time.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/1/2011 3:27:19 PM | Feedback (9)
I know not all the gunnies are fond of, as Tam Kevin Baker called it, “As the Cartridge Turns”, but personally I enjoy the fact that my wife loves to watch Top Shot. Sure, the first time it was on our TV was because Caleb was a contestant, but when you can draw in that many eyes and normalize guns, I think it helps our cause tremendously. That being said, Top Shot Season 3 is ready to roll. From an email I received WEBSITE: CAST...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/1/2011 3:04:35 PM | Feedback (5)
But president of MKS Supply Charles Brown responded to Jake at Curses, Foiled Again! over the Chiappa RFID / tin-foil comment. Go read. It *seems* pretty straightforward. Mr. Brown assumes full responsibility and concedes that it was meant to be a joke that didn’t go over well. As someone who dabbles in humor from time to time, I readily admit I’ve shoved my foot in my mouth more times than I can count trying to make-the-funny. He doesn’t say “Sorry about that”, but he also doesn’t try to...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/1/2011 1:03:26 PM | Feedback (4)
I’m still up for wearing and using your competitor’s gear and sullying their reputation by my terrible performance. Just makes those checks out to cash!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/1/2011 10:19:01 AM | Feedback (0)
So, a full decade ago, Michigan loosened the laws on concealed carry. The results? Before July 1, 2001, applicants had to prove why they needed to carry a gun for protection. Since then, any nominally sane adult without a felony record qualifies. During the debate, opponents of the change warned of gun-toting, trigger-happy citizens loose on the streets. But violent crimes have been rare among carrying a concealed weapon license holders. Only 2% of license holders have been...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/1/2011 10:08:46 AM | Feedback (7)
Saw one of those “Keep Honking… I’m Reloading” bumper stickers this morning. For whatever reason, I pictured a Dillon Square Deal in the back.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/1/2011 9:22:11 AM | Feedback (4)
Longtime reader MDEV has his blog up and running, Tactical Tupperware. Welcome to the blogroll!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/1/2011 8:48:11 AM | Feedback (0)