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more customer service reports

For those keeping score at home, Remington Arms acknowledged receipt of my rusty-from-the-factory 700 SPS on 05AUG14.  I still do not have it back.  And, as a reminder, this is the second time I have had to send it to them.  I figure I might get it back in time for Boomershoot next year (speaking of, registration is now open). 

The free replacement extractor spring from Kel-Tec worked flawlessly, however, and I see no [...]

first mod for the fj

That did not take long, did it? 

Well, for some strange reason, the storage bin in the center console of FJ cruisers comes without a lid: 

And, for some reason, that bugs me.  Yeah, I know, that does not really make any sense, but there it is.  That said, I am apparently not the only person with this particular bug up my arse, as there are options to provide a lid to [...]

12 hours left on the defender

If you were hoping to get a pretty awesome truck at a pretty decent price, you have 12 more hours to hop on the eBay auction for my 1985 / 1995 Land Rover Defender 90. 

You know you want it. Hell, I want it, if it were not for the fact that we were already over-budget on it.  But I am sure it will serve someone in good stead for a number of [...]

it followed us home

That is a 2011 FJ Cruiser with 4WD, locking rear differential, a backup camera, and almost every other little bell and whistle one of these can have without being an actual TRD or “Trail Teams” vehicle.  The only significant things it is presently missing are a hitch and a passenger arm rest, both of which are completely fixable. 

Something tells me this will be a lot more capable than the Bullitt was, and [...]

last call on the bullitt

Remember that 2008 Pre-Production Mustang Bullitt I have had for sale on here for… well, a very long time? 

It is probably getting traded in for something entirely different tomorrow, so if you have been harboring a secret desire to drive your own rather shiny piece of history, now is your chance to speak up. 

1985 / 1995 rhd v8 land rover defender 90, now on ebay

In an attempt to get the Land Rover Defender 90 I have for sale in front of more people, we have listed it on eBay as well as Craigslist and everywhere else I can think of.  Someone has already bid on it, which I guess is a good thing, but it has to hit the reserve price before we will get really excited… so get bidding!  The worst that can happen is you do not [...]

1985/1995 rhd land rover defender price drop

The asking price for the Rover I have for sale has been dropped to $27,500, and I have relisted it here. 

Make an offer!  The worst I can do is say no… 

yes, this is still a pistol

The full build is as follows: 

 - Stripped, never-built DPMS lower left over from my post-election purchases.  – DPMS lower parts kit, sans the trigger group.  – Curved Chip McCormick Tactical Trigger Group, since the flat one did not work with my extended bolt release.  – Phase 5 EBRv2 Extended Bolt Release.  – Dead On Arms AR-15 Pin-Less Oversized Trigger Guard, in flat dark earth.  – Bravo Company Machine Gunfighter Grip, Mod [...]

kel-tec customer service > remington customer service

Everyone remembers the slight hiccup I had with my recently-purchased Kel-Tec PF-9, and how Kel-Tec sent me a part to try to fix the problem, free of charge. 

Well, the fix worked.  The new extractor spring yanked out 50 rounds of Freedom Munitions factory reloads, 50 rounds of American Eagle, and 50 rounds of Hornady Critical Defense without a single jam or problem.  I will admit that 150 rounds is not exactly [...]

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

The Craigslist ad is live: 

How is this a 1985 / 1995 Defender? Easy – the original, from-1985 2.25L I4 engine that was in the truck when it was shipped over from Great Britain decided to catastrophically connect two of its cylinders, and the fix was to replace it with a refreshed 3.9L V8 from a 1995 Discovery.

All of the work was done by Braddy’s British Motorworks up in Youngsville, NC. The [...]

time to exit, stage left

It is kind of impressive how functionally all of the problems a vehicle is having can come down to one, little thing. 

In addition to the brakes failing, the Rover was also having a difficult time maintaining highway speeds as well as cooling its engine.  Defenders lack a lot (well, all) sound and heat insulation, but even through the bulkhead, I could feel – and especially smell – that the engine was getting really, [...]

behold, the rover

Nope, that is neither my driveway nor my garage. 

There is, unfortunately, a reason for that. 

So Better Half and I drove up to the shop and we went through the whole pre-hand-off inspection, including a test drive, checking all the lights (one of the LED arrays has gone bad, but I am going to have to talk to the people who sold me the bulbs, not the shop), making sure everything [...]

yes, “gun control” supporters want you dead

… All for the damning reason of daring to exercise your Constitutionally-protected rights. 

By now, everyone has heard about the incident in Arizona where a firearm “instructor” paid the ultimate price for his own negligence.  It is unfortunate that someone is dead, but it is doubly unfortunate that a nine-year-old girl now has to suffer with the knowledge of having killed someone for the rest of her life. 

Make no mistake – I [...]

remember, people like @_NIKD_ vote

Occasionally, I am flat-out astonished at the mind-boggling ignorance of anti-rights cultists.  For example, take this gem:

 @_NIKD_: @Bloviate_Barbie @tazcat2011 @GH719 @wallsofthecity @Tomfreeusa | No, not necessarily. And robbery =/= assault. Mutually exclusive.

The person went on to rationalize that s/he was trying to make the argument that not all robberies include assault, but that is definitely not what s/he said.  Furthermore, to that point, I would argue that all robberies do include the [...]

that is not me driving it

But at least it is driving: 

You might have to click through to see the video if you are reading this on an RSS reader. 

No real estimate on when it might be done, but this was the first time it has been out of the shop in nine months, so I guess I should take what I can get. 

“gun sense” is a protection racket

Triangle Tactical brought my attention to this Facebook comment: 

… and does a wonderful job explaining how this action is a punishable misdemeanor – either Class 2 or Class 1, depending on how much property was destroyed – in North Carolina. 

However, another thought came to my mind. 

The entire “gun control” / “gun sense” / Moms Demand / Everytown / Bloomberg’s-tax-write-off movement has turned into nothing more than a protection [...]

on ferguson

When the only immediately-apparent difference between police forces and military units is the word “POLICE” emblazoned across their backs: 

… our country has a problem. 

Or, to put it another way: 

In fairness, we are not using the military as a police force in this case (though I understand the National Guard has been mobilized), but when you start giving the police retired military gear, and you train them in [...]

speaks for itself

In general, the anti-rights cultists have largely abandoned the lie of “only wanting to compromise”, which is just as well; it was always a lie, everyone knew it was always a lie, and it convinced no one. 

But, occasionally, you find a useful idiot who did not receive the memo: 

@comebackshane: @Soldier1eaODGrn Reasonable should be determined by an equal number of representatives from both sides. Compromise.

@wallsofthecity: The pro-rights community has been "compromising" [...]

sylvester stallone is riding his hypocrisy all the way to the bank

In general, I try not to let actors’ political positions and opinions from coloring my perception or reception of their work.  After all, they are entitled to their own opinions as much as anyone is, I am paying them to entertain me, not for their own personal opinions, and if I really threw a flag on every statist actor, I would not have much left to watch.  For example, Nathan Fillion is vocally anti-firearm, and [...]

home gunsmithing

Well, tinkering, at least. 

The promised parts from Kel-Tec arrived, and that seemed like a good time to do some work on the 1903 as well. 

The new extractor spring is actually different from the old one – it is about 5mm longer.  The angle in the metal is identical to the old one, and the metal itself seems similar, but it seems like it will apply more force to the extractor itself, [...]