“The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are constitutional rights secure.”
by Albert Einstein




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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 […]

my get-home bag

Unless you have the pleasure of working from home (which, generally I do, so “win” on that), a get-home bag is probably a good addition to your back seat / trunk. 

But what, exactly, is a “get-home bag”?  Simply put, it is a collection of supplies that will help you get from where you are (probably your office or equivalent) back to your house, should that prove difficult for some reason. 

What constitutes […]

full of smoke and fury

I have an increasingly irrational, or perhaps irrationally increasing, desire to make a short-barreled, in-line muzzle loader rifle. Why? Because it would be fun.

So far I have determined that building one off a T/C Contender, T/C Encore, H&R 1871, Rossi S50, and a few other frames/actions would be a Very Bad Idea in the eyes of the government (at least, as I understand it, and it is probably always better to […]

unsurprisingly, i have never been polled

A (not so) recent post by Thirdpower reminded me of something I had been meaning to post about for a while now.

Consider every “poll” you see suspect until you can see the source data.

Yes, that is an unquestionably bold statement, but bear with me a moment. To begin with, only 9% of those people called actually comply with the pollsters. Nine percent. This problem compounds itself with […]

nothing changes

Think about your day. You have almost countless opportunities to murder tens, hundreds, and possibly even thousands of people every single waking day. And yet you do not.


Because, by and large, you are a mature, responsible, reasonable, rational, "civilized" human being who is cognizant of the consequences of his actions and the social contracts that bind us together.

So why do "gun control" extremists seem […]

so you want to assemble your own 10/22, receiver fiddly bits

So the last post discussed your options when it came to the receiver of your 10/22 – the part that constitutes the actual "firearm" of your gun. Obviously there are a few more pieces necessary to help it function normally in your 10/22, and that is where this post comes in.

We are going to discuss the bolt in an entirely separate post, but aside from the receiver itself, you will also […]

food for thought

"Gun control" extremists are happiest when innocent people are murdered by criminals using firearms – after all, there will be more victims’ stories to exploit, more victims to sock-puppet as figureheads, more opportunities for appeals to emotion, more donations from people who think throwing money at astroturf will somehow convince criminals to stop being criminals, and more "proof" that guns are the root of all evil in society and thus must be destroyed. […]

jeremy alcede apologizes. maybe.

So I will freely admit that I did not return to Jeremy Alcede’s Tactical Firearms webpage after the first time I followed Tam’s link back on Wednesday, so I was completely unaware of the apparent "apology" he put up on said page, as was helpfully pointed out to me by Hsoi. While he takes the unquestionable high road when it comes to these kinds of things, I tend to […]

michael moore is a certifiable moron

But you knew that already.

Apparently Mr. Fat-Ass Lard-Ball himself had a "conversation"* with Piers Morgan over the non-existent merits of "gun control" here in the United States, and while I am going to try very, very hard to ignore the rest of his idiocy, this particular comment stood out in stark relief from the rest of his bigoted screed:

And I wish that we would just live in this century. […]

mainstreaming survivalism

Despite still being painted as a “fringe” aspect of our society comprised of nothing more than loony-bin candidates who somehow escaped psychological “assistance”, the whole concept of “survivalism” and “prepping” has understandably caught on amongst the American people, with even the CDC jumping onboard the zombie bandwagon in order to encourage people to keep basic supplies in their homes. Because, really, if you are ready for the zombie apocalypse, a hurricane is just […]

this should be fun

I just received confirmation from the appropriate source that “walls of the city” will be receiving its first official test-and-evaluation firearm hopefully by the middle of next month.  I am not going to let slip what exactly it is, but I will provide you the following hints: 

– The firearm is new to the market.  – I might be talking with the manufacturer about making it mine after the evaluation period.  – It […]

you cannot see me

… But if you could, you would see me getting more exercise in four hours than most "gun control" extremists get in a whole month.

Yup, that is me rocking the traditional Woodland camouflage BDUs complete with Boonie hat, sporting that A&K Masada I was dorking around with last week (unfortunately, said "upgrades" did not work quite as planned, and will require additional work this weekend). […]

mythbusting in the real world

One of the favorite myths of "gun control" extremists is that firearms – and specifically handguns – have no use other than killing people. Obviously, this is not true – an object’s use is entirely dependent upon the intent of the user (and intent is non-transferable ), not the narrow-minded edict of ignorant fools – but not matter how many times the inconsistency is pointed out, those who blame the object […]

talk about a squandered opportunity

Do you know the most disappointing thing in airsoft? It is not the shortened engagement ranges; it is not the bruises you come home with; it is not that some people take it too seriously; it is not even the inability of some folks to call their hits (though that is damned annoying sometimes).

It is the guns*. Or lack thereof.

When you get right down to it, the internal guts […]

graphics matter, year the third, part two

Hot on the heels of the CDC updating their information for 2008, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has finalized their 2010 Uniform Crime Report, and I am happy to announce the below update to last year’s "Graphics Matter, Part Two" post, including some changes to standardize the "graphics matter" series:

And now for the standard round of disclaimers:

1. Intellectual property: While all of this data is […]

guns are bad news for women, the entrepreneur

Guns are “bad news” for women… except, y’know, when that woman’s love of firearms and hunting takes an enterprising and creative sixteen-year-old girl and propels her to being the owner of a multi-million-dollar corporation:

I knew that anything that would clean out an obstructed bore had to be carried into the field. Therefore it must be light and portable. It might as well be a cleaning and clearing kit combined. […]

a funny thing happened yesterday

Dennis from Dragon Leatherworks gave me all his guns.

Okay, not all of them, and I am more “holding on to them for the time being”, but he did hand me a case loaded up with all sorts of pistols.

So why is this peculiar? Well, I had never actually met Dennis before yesterday when he handed me the case. Oh, sure, we have exchanged no shortage of emails, and we […]

bacon and boomsticks

Unfortunately, our travel plans for the weekend will preclude me from participating in this noble endeavor, but I wholeheartedly approve of and support it: 

A week or so ago, there was a discussion on Twitter about how we should mark the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

One person suggested that we all cook and eat pork, and shoot our guns. This is a most elegant demonstration of […]

preparing your armed response

If your parents are/were anything like my parents, you were taught the adage, "Never judge a book by its cover," at a very young age. Cannot say as though I ever took the literal meaning seriously myself – I read pretty much anything I could get my hands on out of our public library – but once you start applying the concept to other situations, you start to understand its full meaning.

This is […]

the inconsistency of "gun control"

Have you ever wanted to know, in a concise, short nutshell, just how stupid American "gun control" really is?

Well, here you go. This is not a gun:

No, seriously, that is not a firearm… at least not in the BATFE-dictated, legal definition. Oh, sure, it and its brothers served in the Swiss Army for somewhere around 35+ years, it possesses an impressive free-floating barrel that aids in its […]