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Competitive Shooting

Here is an excellent example of the cultivation of self-reliance within the ranks of our youth.  The young lady in this video (!) exhibits outstanding gun handling and marksmanship.  We are well served by those who instill in their young a sense of ethical and responsible gun use.  This young girl is a wonderful example of good parenting and patriotic guidance.

This is one of the many wonderful things about a free society.

The lost art of “Cut Shells”

This is by far the coolest thing I have seen in a long time.

Start with a #8 12 ga shotgun shell.  Cut around the shell and then fire it.  How on earth someone figured this out 100 years ago is beyond me.  I just wonder how well the cut shells feed in a pump shotgun…

Oh, and the two guys in the video, I want them to be my neighbors.

A Precision Guided Firearm Powered by Linux

Linux is a nifty operating system.  Some clever folks have figured out how to make something cool (a rifle) into something really cool (a rifle with a guidance system).

Feast your eyes:

I doubt it will take very long for the anti-freedom alliance to begin drafting a law prohibiting the average person from having a shooting system that is accurate and durable.

It’s why they (the gun bigots) hate the modern sporting rifle (accurate and durable).  They hate on the modern sporting rifle by giving it such evil names like Assault Weapon and Military Instrument of Death.  All in the name of sensible and reasonable gun laws (hello gun control).

There is no such thing as reasonable gun control just as there is no such thing as reasonable treason.  Gun control is treason.  There’s no reason in treason.  I just thought that up…

Where was i.  Oh yes.  A precision guided bolt rifle.  I normally reserve my likings to two word catch phrases like “birthday gun” and “breakfast meat.”   Precision guided bolt rifle is a nice addition.  My want is strengthened by the desire of the gun bigots to prevent me from fulfilling my want.

Brass vs. Steel Cased Ammo – An Epic Torture Test

I’ve long been cautioned that using that horrid “communist” ammunition is just all around bad.  I tend to take this advice as seriously as I do those who become upset when their pristine gun experiences “holster wear” or their magazines dent when they drop them during a mag change.

The gun world is chock full of sea lawyers who dispense technical (and legal) advice in a manner that would leave the uninitiated to believe there is validity in their pre-apocolypic warnings of melted laquer and worn extractors.  Turns out, these two commonly held beliefs in the use of steel case ammo are the least of your worries.  It’s not the case that causes the issues but the bimetal projectiles causing pre-mature wear on the barrels.  Think accuracy deficits and velocity deficits.

Read for yourself, it’s a very well written article:

Here are a couple of passages from the article:

Laquer Case:
If anything would make that lacquer coating “melt,” it would be the treatment these rifles received during the test. We shot them until they were too hot to hold – hot enough that a chambered round would cook off in ten to fifteen seconds. We also tried leaving rounds chambered before temperatures reached that point. None of this harsh treatment caused extraction problems.

We found no evidence to back up the claim that lacquer coatings melt in the chamber and cause extraction failures.

If you regularly shoot steel cased ammunition, it might be a good idea to replace your extractor along with your barrel, or at 5000 rounds, whichever comes first. Replacement extractors are not very expensive. Changing the extractor spring at the same time would require no additional work – just set aside the old extractor and spring assembly and install the new one after popping the new spring into place in the new extractor.

When discussing this article with a friend (who many consider a subject matter expert in firearms and accuracy) he relayed his assessment that the cost savings using steel case ammo is still substantial even if you have to swap barrels every 5,000 rounds.  Throw in an extractor and spring while you are at it.

I guess if you only own one rifle and you are going to shoot a ton of ammo and you don’t want to change a barrel then by all means go with something like Federal (their ammo is great).  But if you are willing to get your hands (and your gun) dirty then walk on the wild side.

And speaking of dirty guns, one of the reasons I switched to gas piston rifles is that I don’t have to clean as much, especially when I shoot with a can.  Several people conveyed deep concern when I initially switched to piston as the piston guns were unproven and prone to failure.  I shoot my piston guns and haven’t fired a round in a gas impingement gun since the switch.  Color me lazy.

And besides, everything mechanical fails.  That’s why we have more than one.  And spare parts.  And the tools to change those parts.



Yellow footprints

Say “aye sir”.

Watch this video (say aye sir):

Pop some popcorn and camp out for 90 min (say aye sir).

I can’t tell you where I left my car keys or that which my wife asked me to pick up from the market this afternoon.  But I can tell you about the yellow footprints.  And many moments after.

Semper Fidelas.

How many Peeps can a 50 cal go through?

Sounds like a trick question at first.  But do see for yourself at

The high speed videography (I had to look that word up to make sure it was in fact a word) is as impressive as the marksmanship of the shooter.  Also interesting is how a marshmallow can change the trajectory of a 671 grain projectile traveling at ubersonic speeds (I didn’t bother looking up ubersonic).  He also did some Easter Eggs of some sorts.  My limited attention span really only focuses on the absolute coolness of the rifle.

Those defenseless peeps in the front didn’t stand a chance.  This does reinforce the fact that if bullets (of any size) are coming your way it is best to seek some sort of cover.

The roots of gun control and why those roots are evil

I have heard many arguments made both in favor of owning guns and in favor of restricting access to guns.   Listen to this:!

If after listening to this you favor restricting access to firearms, then you have some deeply emotional issues that may need to be addressed through hours of intense therapy.  Bring tissues.

This is worth a listen and a forward.  There is also a long version (a little north of an hour) here:

Turn off the TV for an hour and listen to some bright folks who without firearms may not be here to speak today.

Marine with concealed carry permit stops man from beating woman

A Marine used his firearm to prevent the severe beating and possible death of a total stranger.  Read it here –

Among the many wonderfully positive aspects to this article is the fact that he is referred to a Marine versus an ex-Marine or former Marine.  Charlie Blackmore earned the title Marine and by his actions lives up to the expectations of duty to others.

Semper Fi Charlie.  You done good brother.


Chuck Woolery on Assault Weapons

According to Chuck, we need them (guns).

Turns out Chuck Woolery likes guns.  Chuck says so on his YouTube channel – SaveUsChuckWoolery.  But wait, there’s more.  Chuck has his own web site,  Brilliant!

I never would have guessed that Chuck Woolery was a right leaning leave me the hell alone to live my life conservative.  Then again, I don’t spend a lot of time contemplating these things.  If I did I would consume little to no media or entertainment.

Wait, I might be on to something.  If I apply the litmus then maybe less toxic ideas will permeate my brain.  Got it.  Now back to Chuck.

In Chuck’s words, “the real assault weapon is the liberal media…”

Chuck, if I were on Facebook I would like you.  A lot.