Monthly Archives: April 2013

Enforcement of the Brady Act 2010

I stopped by PAFOA.org and found a great post on Enforcement of the Brady Act in 2010.

The moonbats are clamoring about sensible expansions of background checks and how “sensible expanded background checks” will not be a registry.  Yet, there are very minimal prosecutions of those “breaking the law”.  Sounds like a registry to me.

Here’s some data from the report that I lifted from the PAFOA post which comes from the report:

Backgound Checks conducted by the FBI: 6,037,394
Background checks denied: 72,659 1.2%

So we have seventy two thousand denials which would lead a reasonable person to believe that there are seventy two thousand crimes committed.  Of these seventy two thousand denials there were a whopping 62 referred to U.S. Attorneys.  72,000 denials and 62 is the number of prosecutions.

Expanding background checks will preclude even more good people from having guns.  In 2010 72,597 transactions were denied when good people were trying to buy a gun.  If they were other than good people I suspect the prosecutions would by way higher.  Let’s fix the current system, we’re keeping good people from having guns.  Let’s not expand upon something that isn’t working, and by not working I mean violating the Constitution.

 

 

Ammo Shortages: More Than Simple Supply and Demand?

It’s tough to buy ammunition right now.  The feeding frenzy has cleaned many store shelves.  There are many who do not stock ammo (heaven forbid they be accused of hoarding or amassing an arsenal) and now they are buying everything they can find (even for firearms that they do not own).

Bob Adelmann wrote a great article explaining the economic principles (specifically supply chain bottlenecking) while dispelling the myths that ammo is being purchased to enact an economic barrier to purchase.

http://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/sectors/item/14716-ammo-shortages-more-than-simple-supply-and-demand

If you are a regular shooter (or a trainer) and you didn’t stock enough ammo for the next couple of years, then you will either pay a premium (if you can find ammunition at all) or you will not have ammunition to shoot.

This of course makes the moonbats giddy as they understand neither free market economics nor the gun culture.  They just know that gun people are having a difficult time.  The heart and soul of moonbattery is in fact the spread of misery.

This will right itself, it just takes time.

Ice T: I’ll give up my guns when everybody else does

In the words of the great philosopher Ice T, “the right to bear arms is the last form of defense against tyranny.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GwIbyp4xBU

Tyranny comes in many forms.  From the treason of gun control to the catch and release justice system that unleashes feral savages upon society.  It takes a good person with a gun to stop an evil person (with a gun, a knife, a brick, a bat, or a tire iron).

The Second Amendment is not about hunting.  When the 2A was written hunting was a given.  We hear the moonbats call for “sensible” controls and laws.  The Second Amendment protects us from the moonbats who would leave us defenseless against the evil.  That’s the only sensible approach.

Free men own guns, slaves do not.  And don’t forget, gun control was conceived by those wishing to prevent the freed slaves from remaining free.  Gun control is racist, treasonous, and just plain dumb.

We need feral savage control.  And moonbat control.  The two pair nicely to chip away at personal freedom and liberty.

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 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=By_u5kmvq9o#!) 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.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=k3M46XVfVOU

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:  http://techcrunch.com/2013/04/02/a-precision-guided-firearm-powered-by-linux/

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:

http://www.luckygunner.com/labs/brass-vs-steel-cased-ammo/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_campaign=55fe0250f8-1%2F20%2F13-+NewsletterList&utm_medium=email

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.

Extractor:
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):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPg2Kf-jYeA

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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BJD_3eKcIRQ

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.