(See here for the explanation.)
(See here for the explanation.)
I realize I may be telling you something you already know, but I want to highlight this quote from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives:
Based on Section 921(a)(3), air guns, because they use compressed air and not an explosive to expel a projectile, do not constitute firearms under Federal law — unless they are manufactured with the frames or receivers of an actual firearm. Accordingly, the domestic sale and possession of […]
Alternative post title: “oh, right, that is why I do not reload yet”.
Now that I am seriously considering a 6.5 Creedmoor rifle to replace the .243 Winchester Remington 700 (which is still for sale, by the by), the desire to save a little money on what could be moderately expensive ammunition drove me to considering whether or not I should get into reloading. By now, anyone who is familiar with me will know […]
So my 700 coincidentally went in the mail the day I publicly posted a letter to Remington I was working on, and it made it to my doorstep today. The end verdict?
The “Reported” column includes “V010 – Barrel – Rusty, fouled, pitted; V032 – Bolt – Poor finish; V055 – Receiver – Finish (polish)”, and the technician comments are “refinish barrel & bolt assembly / check headspace / test fire for function”.
One of the favorite “arguments” circulating amongst anti-rights cultists these days is that the only reason one would oppose “universal background checks” for firearm purchases is because one is concerned about not passing them. Obviously this is complete and utter nonsense, but let us take a moment an examine how nonsensical that position is.
I oppose “universal background checks”. In fact, I oppose any background checks for firearm purchases – having to prove innocence […]
The immediately previous post addressed the fallacy that “more guns = more deaths” this one will address the hypothesis that “more guns = more ‘gun violence’”.
All previous explanations and disclaimers apply, and like the immediately previous post, I will list my references here, just to stave off the inevitable genetic fallacies (well, not really, but definitely to make it easier to laugh at those who cling to them):
- The starting point […]
On our way home from the Uwharrie National Forest this past weekend, Better Half expressed her… displeasure… at the mind-numbing stupidity inherent in this particular political cartoon:
For those unfamiliar with the backstory, Sean provides a concise summation of the current details.
Regarding the cartoon, however, as Better Half said in the car, can Dwane Powell point to a single example of a lawful carrier intentionally shooting a carnival game in the […]
As promised, the new NiB AR-15 bolt carrier group arrived in the mail yesterday along with a label to send the old one back. That was… well, astonishingly easy.
If Remington’s service had been that seamless, I would be singing their praises to the heavens. As it is… well.
Of note, though, I think the problem may source back to how Ares Armor stakes the gas key:
I am not, by […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
… 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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" […]
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 […]
Regular readers (or even irregular ones) will have seen the preceding post regarding the issues I was having with my Kel-Tec PF9 failing to extract spent cases randomly, and then locking up solid. I will answer everyone’s questions in the comments there, but I want to stress that I did not contact Kel-Tec about this problem, and I was planning on taking my torx set to the range and dorking around with the extractor spring […]
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