Making liberals Cry.

It’s a good thing to make them cry.

Mr. Obama is the best gun salesman this country has ever seen.  He is so good at it that he has almost caused me to break one of the fundamental rules of my Religion.  Never sell a gun.

But I’m a good follower of the Church of JMB.  I just bent the rules a little.  I traded two for three.  Sort of.  One, my Yugo 59/66, purchased  years ago and shot very little has been traded for two AR-15 lowers. AKA future projects.

Another trade involved my Mosin Nagant M44 and some ammo.  That and $25 got me a new, in the box, Smith and Wesson Shield in 9mm.

I’ve shot the Shield twice now.  About 170 rounds the first outing (100 factory and the rest hand-loads) and 132 rounds today.

Twohanded44 rounds from 7 yards (indoor range) with a two handed hold.  I don’t  have a shot timer but I’d guess about one shot every second and a half to two seconds.

 

 

 

RighthandAgain 44 rounds from 7 yards, but this time all shots were fired strong hand (right) only. A little longer between rounds.  At a guess another half second to a second between rounds.

 

 

 

LefthandYet another 44 rounds from 7 yards.  This time all were fired weak hand (left) only.  A little slower then strong hand.

 

 

 

 

I like the gun.  I like it a lot.  It is distinctly smaller and lighter then then my Kimber Pro Carry and only a little larger then the my Kahr CW9.  The trigger is completely different then the Kahr’s.  Not as nice as my Kimber’s but I’d have to call it a better trigger then the Kahr’s or the XD’s.

I’ve got one other trade I need to go talk to the dealer about.  I need to make another liberal cry.  This time I’m thinking an AR-10 lower.  That would get me another long term project gun to work on and get rid of another surplus rifle I’d picked up, cheap, several years ago.

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You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

The economy is FINE/Healthy/Growing  ETC.

DJIA 2015

DJIA for the year 2015

 

 

 

 

 

And how about for 2016 to date?

DJIA 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Yup. That looks like a nice growing economy. Data here.

I don’t even want to look at my retirement data right now.

How about the Employment to Population Ratio?

EtP

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tell me more about those “Shovel Ready Jobs”.

I’ll tell you right now that Trump is not my guy, but he has forgotten (and yet still knows) more about jobs and the economy and how to make them, then Barack and his team of clowns ever knew.

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That’s Racist!

Or so I suspect President obama would think, after all the citizens of a country are buying guns to defend themselves.

Of all the countries in Europe being overrun with Islamic refugees, Sweden may be the most vulnerable.

Known as a bastion of liberalism and tolerance in a pre-manufactured multicultural society, Sweden is seeing the first signs of a culture breaking down.

Official law enforcement statistics show a significant surge in violence in Sweden even before the massive influx of 190,000 refugees in 2015. Sweden has been importing Muslim immigrants into its major cities for decades, and parts of Stockholm, Trelleborg and Malmo have taken on a new, distinctively Middle Eastern look and feel. Sexual assaults, killings and gang activity are all on the rise.

But the flood of new refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and North Africa in 2015 has been a wake-up call for many Swedes, who are now getting armed, reports Ingrid Carlqvist for Gatestone Institute.

Carlqvist says Sweden has become, not a police state, but a “nightwatchman state – every man is on his own.”

With the influx of 190,000 unskilled and unemployed migrants expected this year — equivalent to 2 percent of Sweden’s current population.

That number is as if 6.4 million Islamic migrants arrived in the U.S. in one year, as opposed to the roughly 200,000 that come to America annually.

“And the Swedes are preparing: demand for firearms licenses is increasing; more and more Swedes are joining shooting clubs and starting vigilante groups. … According to police statistics, there are 1,901,325 licensed guns, owned by 567,733 people, in Sweden.”

Add to this an unknown number of illegal weapons. To get a gun permit in Sweden, you need to be at least 18 years old, law-abiding, well-behaved, and have a hunting license or be a member of an approved shooting club. In 2014, 11,000 people got hunting licenses: 10 percent more than the year before. One out of five was a woman.

Go ahead and read the rest.  I hope they can survive but I wonder if they are past the tipping point.

After all a culture that thinks that this is acceptable will not stop because of a stern talking to.

Get a gun and learn how to use it.

 

 

 

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Lessons from Johnny Jihad. Or why I carry a gun and so should you*.

Four years ago one of the San Bernardino scum suckers (not to be mentioned by name, but it was the one who did not wear a sack over its face) and his neighbor and fellow follower of the “RELIGION OF PEACE” planned a series of attacks in California and then decided not to carry them out.

Basically they intended to throw bombs into a Gun Free Zone full of adolescents and young adults, then scurry like rats to their car and drive to a previously chosen site on one of the local Freeways.  Once there, one scum sucker (aka SS) would stay up in the hills to shoot at the first responders (law enforcement and ambulance personal) and the second SS would throw bombs into the eastbound lanes to stop traffic.  Once the traffic had stopped the bomb throwing SS** would walk among the stopped cars and shoot as many helpless victims as it could.

Not a bad plan.  Though anyone with a IQ above room temperature could think of several improvements.

I personally would plan on living a long happy life, while married to someone who did not want, or need to, wear a sack over her face.  That, and raise my children as best I could.  I think that would prove that my culture/life style/religion/philosophy of life is equal or superior to anyones.  After all “Living Well is the best Revenge”.  However and for whatever reason, they proved un-equal to that challenge.

No matter, their plan is an absolute illustration as to why most everyone who can should carry a gun at all times.  Not only should they carry a defensive handgun (and extra ammo) but they should also have a rifle in their truck or car (that and a good understanding of the difference between “Cover” and “Concealment”).

As I wrote to a friend of mine last week:

Pretty much any time you need it is by definition a SHTF situation.  The pistol gets me out and to the truck (I hope) and the truck has the gun and the gas to get me home (or to pick  up K** or M***** as the case may be).

 
If I can take out Johnny Jihad good, I’m not hunting for him (unless he comes to MY HOUSE) I’m just going to try and ensure that my family and myself are safe.

The Pistol, Rifle, and Truck are tools to help me do that.

Given the plans these little wankers were dreaming up, a “Truck Gun” should be on your EDC*** list for your car/truck.

The truck gun, along with your handgun, is just a tool to help you escape and survive.   Having one is important, but just as important, if not more, is knowing how and when to use it.  In the worst case, it will at least give you a chance to die fighting on your feet (speaking metaphorically) rather then whimpering and on your knees.  The next best case is that you are able to let your loved ones flee while you keep Johnny Jihad’s head down.   If you are really lucky the SS’s will respond to return fire like most mass shooters do.  Most of them try and suck start their own firearms when they encounter resistence.  Don’t count on it though.

With the plan  they had, and if they were competent at all, they would probably have run up a a very impressive number of casualty’s among the unsuspecting students and drivers. However one, or more, concealed carriers among their selected victims could possibly have ruined their day and then, if they had had a rifle, they could have engaged the second SS when/if he made his presence known.  If you don’t think that would be effective look up what happened in Texas in 1966.  Police and armed civilians returned fire and helped prevent more casualties.

Do I think most people will carry?  No.

Do I wish more people would?  Yes.

Do I think our would be “Lords and Masters” want the people to carry and be able to defend themselves?  No, actually I don’t.

Just remember
1) “If you trust the government you obviously failed history class.”****
2) Have a gun and know how to use it.
3)  Have a plan and be ready to implement it.
4)  You and only you are responsible for your own safety.   By actual law the .Gov is not.

I think that Theodore Roosevelt said it best.
There is but one answer to be made to the dynamite bomb, and that can best be made with the Winchester rifle.  Though I, for one, would rather have an AR-15  over a Winchester.

 

 

* Assuming you are willing to learn how to shoot, a task that is well within the capability of   anyone who can drive a stick shift and chew gum at the same time.

** Also known as a “Target” but only if  your are armed.

*** Every Day Carry.

**** Attributed to Don Freeman

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Paris. Violence is rarely the answer, but when it is, it is the ONLY answer.

It will happen again.

The Muslim attackers shouts that their attack was for their god and for Syria, the same nation that is flooding western Europe and the United States with hundreds of thousands of “refugees” that are conspicuously light on families, women, children, and the elderly, and instead are suspiciously heavy on what counter-terrorism professionals dryly describe as “military age males.”

It will be at your local mall, your child’s school, a crowded sporting event on a weekend night, or anywhere else there are groups that these savages view as soft targets. You can either trust the same government that is accelerating the importationof Syrian “refugees” to protect you and pray that the next Paris happens in another American town, or you can train to be your own first responder.

We are all on the front lines now.

Read the whole blog post here.

Edited to add the link. 16 November, 2015 @ 1937

 

 

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It’s all Arizona’s fault.

A friend of mine, I’ll call him Arizona in order to protect the not so innocent, said, and I quote “Hell, you can’t have too many knives, go for it”.  So you see it’s not my fault at all.

Buck 301My Buck Stockman (Model 301), that I
mentioned in a previous post, went back to the factory two weeks ago for a regrind or replacement blade (if they will be so kind). Seeing that I was so careless as to snap the tip of the main blade off.

And I honestly don’t remember how I did it.

 

 

OldTimer 34OTIn the meantime I’ve been carrying as my primary, and lets not scare the sheep, knife an old American Made Old Timer Middleman, the Model 340T,  a smaller (3.3″ vs 3.9″) Stockman pattern knife.  In fact I think it is roughly the same size as the Buck Cadet (Model 303).

This knife is one that my dad had.  I’m not sure if he gave it to me or if I just took it, in any case it’s mine now and since it was my dads it has a some amount of sentimental value to me.  Someday I might pass it on to my son, or he might steal it from me, either way is fine as long as he to puts some value on it.

That’s a long round about way of saying that while I was at Walmart the other day I bought a ChiCom Buck Model 371 ( I shall try to remember to refer to it as “The” or “A” “CCBuck” from now on).  A Buck Model 301 but made in China for Buck and give a different Model #.  On sale for $19.92, it cost me $21.51 out the door, with tax.

While I was in the store I looked over all three that they had in stock and chose the best.  The “Fit and Finish” of even the best is not as good as I remember my “Merican” made 301 being.  When it comes back I’ll try and do a photo comparison and see.  However the blades are supposed to be the same alloy, the same or similar grind, and we hope, the same heat treatment.  The other two were pretty much crap. Not quite as bad as some cheap knife, out of Pakistan, that you would buy for $2 when you need a knife shaped object, but close.  They do come with Bucks “Forever Warranty” though, so at least they will stand behind them.
CCBuck001
The CCBuck is sharp, it will shave the hair on your leg (I’ve been sharpening knifes lately and have pretty much run out of hair on my arms) and straight out of  the box it would cut paper, but you could feel it grab just a bit.  After tuning up the edge of the main blade it’s almost scary sharp.  No grabbing, just a clean slice through the paper.  Time will tell me how that edge will last and how easy it is to touch up and bring back.  In any case, at the worse I’m out $22, and at best I’ve got an acceptable knife to add to my collection.

I’ll sharpen, oil and then store (in my trusty dresser drawer) the Old Timer for later use or gifting.  I may even try to, gently, polish the blades.  American made Old Timers were made of High Carbon, NON-Stainless steel and will rust if you give them a dirty look.  They take an edge,  however, like nobody’s business.

It is more then a little sad that Schrade went out of business in 2004 and all the current production “Old Timer” and “Schrade” Knives are now Chinese made, with Stainless Steel blades.  That little Middleman is a very sweet knife, well put together, and tight.  No gaps anywhere in the fit and finish unlike the other CCBucks that I did not select.  If I get a chance I’ll  have to look over some new production Schrade or Old Timer knifes and look at the fit and finish.

As it is Amazon lists a Buck 301 Stockman for $27.94 with free shipping with Prime vs. $22.96 (with Prime) for the CCBuck 371.  If you are going to buy one spend the extra $5 and get the real one.  I would have if Walmart had carried t hem as well as the CCBuck.

 

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Phil, your Internets is in the mail.

Everyone else might as well go home.

The last line in a post from today by Random Nuclear Strikes.

I’d weep for them, but someday they’ll miss a safety warning label and we won’t have to worry about them taking our oxygen any more.

No way I can top that.

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So… What’s in your night stand?

After talking with a friend at work today, I went digging through my night stand looking for my Buck Folding Hunter (Buck Model 110).   If  you are going to have just one folding knife it should be a Buck Folding Hunter.  In fact you could make a good argument that if you could ONLY have one knife it should be a Buck Folding Hunter.

DSC_9946A1 I don’t have that problem.  Mine is on the bottom row, 3rd from the left.  According to the markings on the blade I bought it in 1991.

DSC_9950A1 The little Buck Stockman, Model 301, looks to be a 2008 model (it’s in the middle row, 5th from the left).  I need to send it in and see if Buck will replace or reshape the main blade.  Somehow (I’m sure I was abusing it) I broke just the very tip off.

I’m pretty sure that these two are at least the second of each of these models that I have owned.  Both have rotated in and out of my standard everyday carry knife and the 310 will probably rotate back in after/if I get the blade repaired/replaced.

I know that brother Fritz used to carry a Stockman around so much that he would wear a hole in his pockets, which I’m sure distressed Georgia more then a little.

Along with these I’m sure there are at least 3-5 others  floating around the reloading shed, another 3 folders on the computer desk next to me, and then there are the ones I carry as a matter of daily attire.

In fact I’ve pretty much carried a pocket knife since grade school, just as a matter of course.  Man is a tool using ape and a “Sharp” was one of our first tools.

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A new study shows that Left-wingers swear more.

Please color me Not Surprised.

Left-wingers are more likely to use swear words than their right-leaning counterparts, a study of thousands of Twitter accounts has suggested.

While conservative-leaning individuals are, perhaps unsurprisingly, more likely to use religious terms such as “God” and “psalm”, those on the liberal end of the political spectrum are heavy users of “f***” and “s***” online.

Researchers at Queen Mary University in London analysed more than 10,000 Twitter users who follow either the Republican or Democrat party Twitter accounts.

Like I said.  I’m not at all surprised.  After all everyone knows that “Profanity is the last refuge of an inarticulate motherfucker”.

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The Not So Well Known “Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect”.

“Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray’s case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. Often, the article is so wrong it actually presents the story backward—reversing cause and effect. I call these the “wet streets cause rain” stories. Paper’s full of them.
In any case, you read with exasperation or amusement the multiple errors in a story, and then turn the page to national or international affairs, and read as if the rest of the newspaper was somehow more accurate about Palestine than the baloney you just read. You turn the page, and forget what you know.”

? Michael Crichton

Keep this in mind EVERY TIME you read a News Paper or listen to/watch the news.

Brought to you because I read this post at “View from the Porch“.

 

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