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Please be advised: “walls of the city” will be ceasing operations as of 01JUN15. All posts, images, and other web content will no longer be linkable. As such, please avail yourselves of the “Download [insert post name here] as PDF” link now at the bottom of every post, as well as downloading any relevant images you want to retain in a full-size state.

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national firearms museum

Last weekend, I had the chance to visit the National Firearms Museum at the National Rifle Association’s headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, and let me just say this upfront – if you ever are in the area, you should definitely make the time to stop by. 

I am not going to say that I am the world’s leading expert on firearms, but the number of things I saw that I had never heard of before […]

allow me to introduce you to adam mermer

According to his Facebook page and now-closed Twitter account, Adam Mermer is 42 years old, a present resident of Boston, Massachusetts, and unsurprisingly single.  Predictably, he somewhat vociferously supports the Patriots, though I do not at all understand his liking of Ayn Rand and Atlas Shrugged.  He used to work at Burque Jewelers a few years ago (which he apparently inherited from his father – only notable on account of how happy he seems to […]

on vaccines

As I grow older, I discover that my political leanings appear to be somewhat approaching those of Professor Bernardo de la Paz of The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, in that I am increasingly voluntarist – I do not like the idea of forcing people to do things – but I am willing to work within the current political construct simply because the cost-benefit analysis of bucking it does not end in my favor.  Professor […]

*zing*

Apparently Robert Farago of The Truth About Guns recently tried to refer to Mr. Colion Noir as the “James May of guns”, or so a friend of mine recently brought to my attention.  Honestly, I do not watch Top Gear, and have not watched many of Mr. Noir’s videos, so I am not going to wade into what amounts to a schoolyard “he smells bad!” screaming match*, but my friend provided this counterpoint: 

Is […]

this time, i was successful

In that I did manage to give myself a procedural error at last night’s Wake County Action Pistol Match. 

One of the stages ended with proceeding down a short hallway, stopping at a foul line, and engaging four targets hiding behind no-shoots and barrels.  By the time I took care of the targets and was preparing to show safe and clear, I suddenly realize that I had both feet well over the foul line […]

wts: one-of-a-kind 1985/1995 rhd land rover defender

Yup, I still have it, and yes, I would still very much like to sell it.  Changes from the last time it got posted include better differential gear ratios (3.54:1 versus 4.7:1, which means the V8 can maintain highway speeds all day long without any heat problems), the heater core works now, and all of the exterior lights are 100% good to go.  The Craigslist ad is live, and it is reproduced here: 

How […]

wts: unfired/unissued CZ-52

Yes, you read that right.  I have a completely unissued, unfired CZ-52 (more accurately known as a vz. 52) pistol for sale.  How, you ask?  The good folks at CzechPoint stumbled across them a few years ago, and I will let them tell the story: 

How are these unissued vz. 52 pistols made available?  While opening boxes of ‘very good condition’ pistols that were sold previously, CzechPoint discovered a very limited quantity of unissued […]

wts: two airsoft rifles

Well, after living here a year, I have come to the conclusion that I do not have the time and money to make a two-hour round-trip to play at a somewhat miniaturized airsoft field and pay a rather inflated price to do so.  So, rather than allow my airsoft rifles to continue to take up space in my attic, I am hoping to find them a new home where they will actually be used. 

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i was not dead last

… And not because of people disqualifying themselves either. 

So regular readers will know that I have shot in all of two competitive shooting events since first taking up firearms – that shindig at Gunny’s Range in Tennessee where I managed to walk away with a shotgun, and a demonstration of Caracal pistols at ORSA (though I have heard rumors that Caracals are dead in America for the time being).  Not exactly a stunning […]

weld your cheek on that

As I said in a previous post, there are always workarounds for governmental idiocy: 

To give you a better frame of reference, here are the “before” pictures of my AR pistol. 

In a beautifully coincidental turn of events, a package from Thordsen Customs arrived in the mail the same day the BATFE reversed their previous decisions and concluded that shouldering the SB15 is a Very Bad Idea™.  In any case, the SB15 […]

well, that is that

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives, and Screwing Up a Good Time decided to go ahead and make itself clear regarding “stabilizing” “arm braces” on pistols.  The takeaway you should take to heart is as follows: 

The pistol stabilizing brace was neither “designed” nor approved to be used as a shoulder stock, and therefore use as a shoulder stock constitutes a “redesign” of the device because a possessor has changed the very function […]

sadly, not a new concept

A little while ago, I posted this quote on the Twitters: 

Quemadmodum gladius neminem occidit: occidentis telum est.

To which Robb Allen responded: 

That quote was from the National Sword Association, bought & paid for by the swordsmith lobby!

On the surface, that is an all-too-appropriate characterization of how anti-rights cultist treat any argument that boils down to “blame the person not the tool”, but think about the larger concept for a second.  […]

slightly more secure data

So I have had a Cannon gun safe (basically what turned into their Scout Series before it was actually named that) for a number of years now, and I have been planning on exploiting their ethernet/USB-pass-through features for almost as long, without any easy way of actually accomplishing that.  The safe was always too far from the router for an ethernet cable to be anything but a trip hazard or eyesore, homeplug-style hardware works, strictly […]

in light of recent events

In case you have not heard, 12 people were murdered today by a couple of undereducated, over-indoctrinated, violent radicals who got their lace panties in a twist over a couple of cartoons depicting their chosen messiah in less-than-flattering ways. 

And even without me specifying the religion of the attackers in that sentence, I bet you can figure out which one the murderous assholes adhered to without clicking through the link.  Which is part of […]

quote of the day – noequarter

A separate discussion of my last post has cropped up on the Book of Faces, wherein NoeQuarter mentioned something I kept meaning to inject into my previous posts and completely forgot about: 

Well the Atf have probably been losing money over people choosing the sig brace and not filing for the sbr tax form.

As of 2013, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives was processing 200,000 NFA-related applications a year, which was […]

addition to my last

It seems the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives wants to make itself abundantly clear on the topic of “pistol braces”, this time in the form of a letter to Thordsen Customs, a company that makes “buffer tube covers” that allow for saddle kits to be attached to them. 

As Mr. Adam Krout, Esq. says, the takeaway you want to pay attention to is this: 

However, if a pistol assembled with an […]

next build – canex’d

So I was going to write a post about how my next firearm build was going to involve Ruger’s re-released Charger in a Nordic Components AR22 Stock Kit with an SB15 attached to the back end, but then the BATFE, in their infinite wisdom, went and said this:

Consequently, the attachment of the SB-15 brace to an AR-type pistol alone; would not change the classification of the pistol to an SBR.  However, if this […]

merry christmas

And all that. 

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back behind the trigger again

For those keeping score at home, the Remington 700 has been sold, to someone who was even aware of the whole story, no less. 

W00t. 

While I was waiting for Remington to unscrew themselves, I concluded that a Savage Model 11 Long Range Hunter in 6.5 Creedmoor would be my next choice for a Boomershoot-able rifle, and went ahead and ordered one from Dragon Leatherworks. 

Oh, did you not know?  Dragon Leatherworks […]