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Shall Not Be Questioned

The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State ...
  • We’re pretty clearly in the middle of a global nationalist populist backlash against transnationalism. If you had to boil the current political climate to one sentence, I think that would be it. It’s not just true in the United States, but across the whole western world. Fighting against globalization is a fool’s errand. Eventually, globalism […] Related posts: Where is Gun Politics Going? The Australian Outrage Hurricanes Not So Much a Problem

  • With club elections now behind me, a new system to manage prospective members in place and seemingly working, I’ll have some more time now. I’m interested in bringing a Steel Challenge match to my club. The only problem is we don’t allow drawing from holster. Maybe I could get an exception for the match, but […] Related posts: Indoor Steel Falling Plates How Not to Shoot Yourself Using a SERPA Holster

  • It’s Friday, and I’m writer’s blocking trying to write up something persuasive defending the concept of Immutable Infrastructure in DevOps. Really, the client in question has at best Semi-Immutable Infrastructure: updates can be applied via the deployer for the systems that are now working under that paradigm. They don’t tear down the and rebuild their […] Related posts: Recent Conversations with Tech Support Quote of the Day More Trouble for Blue Trail

  • Kavanaugh was really the “safe” pick for Trump. The Dems are running a real risk of galvanizing him beyond what he would have been if they had treated him no different than the GOP treated Sotomayor or Kagan. I just went back and looked at my high school yearbook, and I can find multiple things […] Related posts: Maryland Appeals Assault Weapons Case to En Banc Court Another Case of Open Carry Activism Fail The Surge in Teenaged Shotgunners

  • New video from NRA defending Kavanaugh: The commenters at Instapundit love it, which should show you I don’t really know crap about populist propigandizin’. But I’ll still throw in my {loadposition feed3}.02. At least it’s related to the gun issue, since getting Kavanaugh on the court will make or break the 2nd Amendment. This is the […] Related posts: Gun Control in Mexico Reid Dodging National Park Carry Issue Celebrity Board Members

  • The company is being taken over by Paloma Heindorff. This is very good news, because Defense Distributed continuing to exist as an entity will preserve the lawsuits that are at the heart of this whole matter. This is a huge issue for me because it touches on both the hacker, maker and gun subcultures. We […] Related posts: The Cascade of Companies Boycotting NY Continues To New York, and Back, and Back White House Petition for HR822

  • NRA is alerting members on PA bill HB2227. This is the “Red Flag” bill that the GOP has started loving so much. Under House Bill 2227, a law-abiding gun owner could lose their right to own or possess a firearm and then have the burden placed on them to prove the false nature of the […] Related posts: Well, That Didn’t Take Long Constitutional Rights in the War on Terrorism Veterans Gun Rights Bill Clears Committee


Remember, I do this to entertain me... not you.
  • Been away. The State of Tennessee had decided that you don’t know how to adequately divert storm-water. So, they have to teach you how to do it. So many words spent just to say “plant grass” and “use silt fencing”.

  • Coming in flat so far this year

  • I wish Hillary Clinton would just go away. Funny how losing Republicans tend to but not Dems. But I digress. In a world where a Bernie bro shot hundreds of rounds at Republican lawmakers*, seriously injuring one; Rand Paul was beaten up by a Democrat; someone attempted to stab a republican; and democrats are rioting […]

  • The NYT calls it DIY ammunition.

  • The Remington V3 Tac-13. It’s a 13 inched barrel shotgun that doesn’t require going through the NFA process.

  • Tam has some wise words on the topic. I’m likely to go with carbine and it’s not that I think shotties are bad. My shotty is too long. And, at casa de unc, I have a sooper seekrit area where I keep an AR-15 accessible within a few seconds but you’d never know it was […]

  • Handgun Bullets: How Do They Penetrate in Home Materials? I’d like to see comparable rifle and shotgun data.

The Truth About Guns

Exploring the ethics, morality, business, politics, culture, technology, practice, strategy, dangers and fun of guns The Truth About Guns
  • courtesy Daily Camera and Cliff Grassmick “I get trying to keep unity, but the fact that the city council can’t come together and agree on the Constitution, that’s an issue. The Constitution is the backbone on which this country was built. So if they are in office and they can’t support and uphold the Constitution, they shouldn’t be here.” – Rally […] The post Coloradan: If Elected Officials Can’t Support the Constitution, Why Are They There? appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • Threeper from Montana says this Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 in .40 S&W is his choice for daily carry. I’ve found the M2.0s to be reliable, accurate guns which isn’t surprising given the popularity of the M&P line. Also part of his pocket dump is a tube of organic, vegan limp balm and a few […] The post M&P and Organic, Vegan Lip Balm: Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • “This hit so hard and so fast that the different aspects of human nature is going to come out, and people are going to do anything to survive.” Yes, well maybe that applies to someone breaking into a grocery or c-store to get some water or food. But in Panama City, one looter thought he’d […] The post Panama City Looter Shot And Killed While Trying to Steal a Police Car appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • The M1 Carbine is much like Schrödinger’s Cat; in a state known as a quantum superposition where it is neither alive nor dead. In the M1 Carbine’s case, it’s neither loved or hated. It is there. A constant in the known world of firearms that through random events may or may not be loved or hated depending on […] The post Schrödinger’s Rifle: The US . 30 Caliber, M1 Carbine, Part 1 appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • If you want to reap the harvest, you have to first work the land. As in all things, improving your shooting — and shooting faster, in particular — comes from disciplined effort, practiced on a regular basis. Understanding Speed Shooting fast is a combination of two factors, economy of motion and flawless execution. That’s it. […] The post To Learn to Shoot Faster, You Have to Slow it Down appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • The 6.5mm bore has enjoyed a steady increase in popularity in the United States in the last few years. Despite what some say, there is nothing new or revolutionary about it. There is no voodoo or magic that exists in modern 6.5mm cartridges that wasn’t first perfected in the World War era. What we have […] The post State Your Case: 6.5 Creedmoor vs. 6.5 Grendel appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • Jon Wayne Taylor Hi-Point Firearms finds itself the butt of many a joke in the gun world. However, considering the brand openly sets out to offer “the most gun for the dollar,” Hi-Point does deliver, and many who bad mouth them have never shot one or worked with their excellent customer service team. We’ve had our hands on a […] The post Hi-Point: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

The Firearm Blog

Firearms not Politics
  • Good afternoon tax stampers and welcome to the latest edition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday, where we bring you the latest in news, announcements and product releases from around the suppressor industry. Today we will reflect back on the week’s events and then dive in to an academic discussion about designing and building the world’s perfect […] Read More … The post SILENCER SATURDAY #41: The Perfect Suppressor appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • I ran across a booth at TriggrCon 2018, and it was loaded with many things to upgrade your Mossberg and Remington shotguns. New stocks, forends, and magazines of all sizes. I talked with Doug from Adaptive Tactical for a while, when I noticed towards the back of the booth there was a whole display of […] Read More … The post Adaptive Tactical Ruger 1022 Takedown Modifications appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • Springfield Armory has delivered on a plea from its shooting base by finally bringing us (on October 10th – 10/10/2018) an XD(M) 10mm! For those who were seeking more ammunition capacity than Springfield Armory’s TRP 10mm models you now have the opportunity to carry and send off 15+1 rounds in a very accurate pistol. Springfield […] Read More … The post 10,000 Rounds Strong! NEW Springfield Armory XD(M) 10mm appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • Joe Gaddini (inventor of the Omega silencer baffle and the former owner of SWR) and Kyle Grob (KGMade suppressors) have teamed up to form a new venture to produce the Hopaii – an extreme duty use silencer built mainly for the military and law enforcement markets. The two partners have joined forces under RMS2, a […] Read More … The post STRONG SILENT TYPE: The New RMS2 Hopaii Suppressor appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • Today there are two types of camouflage methods that immediately come to mind when we consider the task of trying to better conceal infantrymen and their weapons throughout the world. The first and more readily available example is that of camouflaging (or bou-flauging as Marine Snipers call it) the small arms by hand. This can […] Read More … The post An Early FDE: Australian Factory Camouflage Patterns of WW2 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • Beginning in November 2018, Discovery Channel will be airing a series of episodes under a new show called “Master of Arms”. The show will consist of a skills competition wherein different contestants will be asked to create a particular weapon that was used in the medieval era. After their wares have been completed in a specified […] Read More … The post Discovery Channel Announces “Master of Arms” TV Competition appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • We know TFB readers and viewers have watched a John Wick film and thought, “damn, I wish I could shoot like that.” Fortunately, James Reeves has your back: James and the TFB crew went out to Taran Tactical Innovations to meet and train with living legend Taran Butler – the man who trained Keanu Reeves […] Read More … The post TFBTV: How to Shoot Like John Wick, Part 1 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

The Michael Bane Blog

Author and host of the hit OUTDOOR CHANNEL show SHOOTING GALLERY spouts off...
  • Good grief! An article I agree with in NRO (excepting Charles Cooke, their In-house Brit Second Amendment absolutist, with whom I rarely find fault). I'm a single issue voter, as I'm pretty sure you guys know by now. My rationale is and has been that a person's stance on the individual ownership of firearms and their views on the personal responsibility of carrying firearms tells me -- quite

  • last post seems to have disappeared from Facebook...probably a technical glitch...LOL! So here it is on the Blog. Hey Facebook...Happy Independence Day, you fascist bastards! You probably know I unconditionally support Tess Thompson Talley in this manufactured controversy, as I support all forms of legal hunting. I also feel for her, coming off the hunt of her life, to be made to

  • Here's the lowdown on Africa 2018! We were hunting at Ft. Richmond Safaris about an hour and a half from Kimberly, with Richard's and my very good friend Geoffrey Wayland doing the PH duty. The property we were hunting on was roughly 10,000 acres, with hills, acacia savannas and thorn thickets that proved to be a lot denser when you were stalking through it than it looked from the hilltops

  • FROM BEARING ARMS:  "Basically, to use their terminology, they’re trying to “other” us.You see, when you successfully “other” a group, you’re capable of doing any horrible thing. You essentially classify a group as something other than human, thus it becomes easy to commit atrocities against those people. It’s how the Nazis were able to do such terrible things to the Jews. They’d already “

  • Things lost; things gained; the past, as always, remains. The thing is I don’t remember the first time I had a gun in my hands. It seems like something I should remember, some profound milestone to mark the passing from childhood to the mysterious realm of the adults. But...nothing. I do remember my father and his brother, Uncle Sonny, sitting on the porch of my grandparents’ ramshackle

  • The complete rig, two Taylors 1872 Open Tops on 1860 Army gripframes, in .44 Russian, completely overhauled by Jeff Ault at Munden's Six-Gun Magic and Will Ghormley's"Flames of Hell" holsters from 3:10 TO YUMA. To say the actions are now "good" is a vast understatement…they are some of the best single action triggers I have ever felt, period. In fact, the trigger is as good as the action/trigger

  • DROPPED SHOT A WEE BIT OF BACKGROUND Definition of DROPPED SHOT: In the practical shooting sports, a shot that fails to hit the target; a miss. Sometime in mid-1985 I first wrote those words for the first time, for the newly minted FRONT SIGHT Magazine, the journal of the United States Practical Shooting Association. I was the founding editor, and DROPPED SHOT was my back page column.

The War on Guns

Notes from the Resistance...
  • Kamala Harris has booked her first 2020 ticket to Iowa. The freshman senator will travel for the first time this year to the first-in-the-nation caucus state on Oct. 22-23, as she prepares for a potential presidential run. [More]Don't expect swamp creatures on either side of the aisle to burst this particular balloon.[Via Dave Licht]

  • Guy with re-enacting business supports Trump on social media. Anti-Trump people inside and outside of school districts launch boycott of his business. [More]Make sure you peruse his lawsuit.Expect to see more "official" acts of retaliation.[Via Michael G]

  • San Francisco to vote on taxing rich businesses for homeless [More]Do it!Hey, somebody's gotta pay to pick up the poop in the "Sanctuary City," especially since self-disposal units were outlawed.#ThisIsWhatDemocratControlLooksLike

  • Longmont Mayor Brian Bagley planned on reading an edited version of a "Firearms Awareness and Safety Day" proclamation submitted by Longmont resident Jerry Britton, but Bagley later scrapped the reading in the interest of "unity" among council members. Harper said that the council read a proclamation by anti-gun violence group Moms Demand Action earlier in the year, so he feels that his organization is being held to an unfair double standard. [More]The sooner we get it through our heads that our function is to serve the interests of our "rulers," the happier they'll be.

  • "We will first examine the nature of mass and school killings, and then attempt psychological profiles of the killers, and examine the role that the media may play in motivating them. Lastly, we will look at possible solutions, and assess the chances of each approach working. For reasons which will be explained, the killers will not be named in this book." [More]A favorite line exploited by gun-grabbers is "Something must be done." David T. Hardy tells us what. And surprise! It doesn't involve an assault on your rights.

  • Liberal activists were incensed that Democratic leaders agreed to the votes. [More]I'll bet nearly every one of those judges likes beer.

  • Transgender man identifies as a DOG and says chasing sticks and playing on all fours has brought him closer to his husband [More]Why does a dog lick himself?[Via Dave Licht]

No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money

"Send lawyers, guns and money. The shit has hit the fan." - Warren Zevon
  • Ruger has issued a safety bulletin for their 9mm Ruger American pistols due to premature wear on locking surfaces. It only applies to the 9mm Ruger American model and not those in .45 ACP. ...

  • Eric at IV8888 mated a Brownells Retro XM177E2 upper with a full auto M-16 lower. The fun you can have with full auto! No pumpkin, soda bottle, or watermelon is safe. Just think, if we didn't have the Hughes Amendment, we could get new full auto lowers or even complete guns. Subscribe in a reader

  • Continuing on with my series of posts detailing the position of the individual state Democratic Parties on firearms, we move on to a quintuplet of "M" states.MassachusettsThe Massachusetts Democratic Party platform actually has very little in it regarding firearms. My supposition is that it was created in 2017 before red flag laws came into vogue and, perhaps more tellingly, because Massachusetts already so much gun control.From the platform adopted in 2017:Preventing gun violence through universal...

  • Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States Subscribe in a reader

  • Phillip Price is the Democratic nominee for Congress in the 11th Congressional District of North Carolina. He will be facing incumbent Rep. Mark Meadows (D-NC-11). I would be in Meadows' district if I lived a mere 10 miles further south.Price owns a company that deals in reclaimed lumber as well as continues to be a touring musician with his band called D. S. F. Earthcorps. He is also a self-proclaimed hunter and has been running...

  • Kimberly Strassel is a journalist and member of the Wall Street Journal's editorial board. Unlike many in her profession, she is a conservative. Moreover, she has been steadfast in her support of Judge Brett Kavanaugh and has been very vocal about it on Twitter.Yesterday, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (RINO-AK) broke with her Republican colleagues and voted against invoking cloture on the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh. While saying that Kavanaugh was a good man she said he...

  • The Senate voted 51-49 to invoke cloture on debate regarding the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. This means that a final vote can be taken as early as Saturday afternoon. Cloture was invoked at 10:36am EDT which started the 30 hour clock on debate. If the Democrats relinquish the floor at anytime during that 30 hour period, the final vote can be called.The only Democrat to...

Off Grid Survival – Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills

An online resource for survival information. From wilderness and urban survival to emergency preparedness and off grid living, we provide you with the knowledge you need to survive in any situation.
  • Many survivalists are turning to shipping containers to serve as their underground homes. While shipping containers are great for shipping, they may not make the best temporary living arrangements, especially if you plan to bury them underground. [...] The post Commercial Shipping Materials for Doomsday Bunkers appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

  • Earlier this month, during a two day period, four different international flights were stopped and quarantined after passengers reported flu-like symptoms. Experts warn, air travel is the most likely delivery system for a coming bio-terror attack. [...] The post Experts Warn, Terrorists could weaponize highly infectious diseases and use Planes to Spread appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

  • On Thursday, September 20, the federal government will be conducting a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and people are losing their minds! [...] The post Presidential Alerts: FEMA to test emergency alert system next week appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

  • Over the last couple of months, we’ve been profiling the RV lifestyle. We’ve talked to hundreds of different people about how they live and what life looks like out on the road; we’ve become so [...] The post Traveling the Country in an RV while still Working and Making a Living appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

  • From powering flashlights, emergency radios, and GPS devices to providing emergency backup power to your home during a disaster, these are some of the top emergency power options on the market. [...] The post Top Solar Generators, Power Packs, and Emergency Solar Solutions for 2018 appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

  • For the second day in a row, the CDC is investigating another set of sick passengers arriving in the U.S. via international flights. This time, Emergency crews responded to two separate international flights where passengers [...] The post CDC investigating multiple sick passengers on more flights with Passengers returning from Mecca appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

  • Police say one suspect is ‘dead at the scene.’ Searches were ongoing for a possible second shooter. [...] The post Mass Shooting at Video Game Tournament In Jacksonville, Florida appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

Musings Over a Barrel

Some guy's shooting journey, capped with a good beer at the end of the day...

  • I spent the evening before the Potomac Grail IDPA match at a hotel in Frederick, Maryland. Searching for local attractions I saw that there was a cigar shop just a few minutes from my hotel. Rather than sit in my room, or a local pub, I headed over to Quartermasters Cigars to browse.Besides the well-stocked humidor, the shop has a large lounge that’s open to the public. I decided to pick up a couple cigars and enjoy one there.There were a lot of regulars in the lounge on this Friday evening, and I may have been the only visitor. I saw many folks with cigar travel cases and a plethora of beverages. Unfortunately I was not prepared with a beverage other than a bottle of water, but that sufficed for this evening.I enjoyed the smoke while catching up with email and news on my phone. Then it was time to head back to the hotel room for a little dry fire before the match. It was a most pleasant evening.A report on the match will be a few days coming. [...

  • Today marks the 11th birthday of these Musings. I think that's something like 77 in blog years. It's been a fun journey so far. The blog has been through some changes, with varying amounts of activity over the years. Since the summer, posting has slowed due time constraints. I did manage to keep up the shooting related posts, mainly for my own use in journaling the range trips and matches. I'm looking forward to some recreational time this fall to explore more beer, bourbon, cigars, and of course, more shooting.Thanks for playing along the last 1.1 decades.October 6 also marks the date of the first train robbery in the United States in 1866. Take that for what it's worth.Cheers! [ This content originated at Musings Over a Barrel ]

  • I was surprised to get this letter the other day informing me I had won a certificate for a Glock pistol at the IDPA Nationals.I've never owned a Glock. I've never fired a Glock. But a free gun is a free gun! I have a few months to decide what I'd like. A big .45? Or a compact 9mm perhaps? Maybe I'll build a PCC from it.That's two guns won now. In both cases, the prizes were outside my normal interests. At least that's a good way to try new things.Thanks to GLOCK, Inc. for their support of IDPA. [ This content originated at Musings Over a Barrel ]

  • Even though I shot three IDPA matches in September, including the IDPA Nationals, I did not get in any trips to the indoor range for practice. I sure didn't get a good ROI on my membership fees in August! On Monday, I finally made it down to Winding Brook Indoor Range, for the first time in five weeks.This visit was a quick one, and I brought along just 150 rounds. For the first 100 rounds, I hung an IDPA target at 10 yards and shot at various speeds. After each mag of 10 rounds, I altered my pace; shooting slow, single shots, or rapid groups of two or three shots. For a few of mags I concentrated on head shots.  A couple of mags were also devoted to one handed shooting, alternating between strong and weak hands.Finishing up with the target hung at 20 yards, the last 50 rounds were dedicated to slowish fire for distance practice. This was the most time consuming part of the outing as I had to bring the target in every 10 rounds or so...

  • We're getting an extended break from days, no weeks, of rainy weather. After finishing work and errands Friday, Colleen suggested that we do a fire. I uncovered the wood pile and hoped it was dry enough to burn. It wasn't long before we had a nice fire going as we watched the sun set.I opted to enjoy O'Fest from Devils Backbone. Despite gravitating to the hoppy beers in general, I always look forward to the Oktoberfest beers that fill the shelves and draft lines this time of year. The Devils Backbone offering pours an attractive dark amber color with a thin white head. The aroma has notes of sweetness, bread, and caramel. Rich, malty sweetness, bread, and a hint of grassiness greet the palate. I found this to be quite a tasty lager.I grabbed an Ave Maria Immaculata to smoke with the malt-forward beer. The flavors of the beer and the cigar were in harmony and were very fitting for fireside enjoyment. Soon enough I had to go inside to get a refill for my glass. Imagine my disappointment when...

  • September 29 is the Feast of the Archangels — St. Gabriel, St. Raphael and St. Michael. These are trying times for Christianity and freedom in general, both at home and abroad, with attacks coming from all directions.Politicians and activists continue to push laws to restrict the free practice of religion. To my utter amazement, people actually stand in the street proclaiming how proud they are to have killed their own children. In the past week we saw a "trial" that would make Stalin proud. People with evil in their hearts, worked to destroy a man and his family, simply because they feared he might uphold the Constitution of this country. The satanic forces of islam continue hundreds of years barbarism and remain relentless in attacking and killing Christians around the world, including right here at home. The Catholic Church is being attacked from within by men who have given in to Satan and his perversions. To anyone paying attention, it's obvious that the evil one has established a stronghold in this world.We must fight, physically and spiritually, and never surrender...

  • Once again, Mother Nature smiled upon the Cavalier IDPA match. Like last month's match, the morning broke clear and relatively cool. Despite rain the night before, and later that evening, the sun shone during the morning's shooting event.Our shooting began on a deceptively simple, two string stage called "Get Off My Lawn." Starting with hands on a lawn mower handle, we engaged five threat targets in tactical priority in the first string. There was a lone non-threat target to draw in anyone tempted to go too fast. The second string started the same way, but we had to move the left to find a single steel target hidden behind a barrel.The next stage, "Unlucky 7," started with engaging two close targets while retreating cover. After engaging a lone target at that position, we moved forward and left across the stage. Targets found at two more points of cover tested our skills in shooting with sharp leans around cover.In "Holy 7" we were seated in the pew in a simulated church. Our gun and magazines were in a bag at our...

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