“I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”
by James Madison


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i do not get it

I understand muzzle brakes – they are intended to capitalize on the gasses being ejected out the muzzle in such a way that dampens perceived recoil, often at the expense of the ears of everyone around the firearm.  And I understand things like the Noveske KX3 – in addition to “suppressing” flash (i.e. directing it all forward), it also has the added benefit of forcing all of the muzzle blast forward as well, reducing the […]

the slippery slope of gun control

I would like to take a moment today to extend my sincere thanks to the legislatures of both New York State and Connecticut for proving, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that "gun control" is, in truth and fact, a slippery slope.

Anti-rights cultists come absolutely unhinged every time you mention the possibility of "gun control" itself being a slippery slope, and tend to immediately decry such mutterings as prima facie logical fallacies; it […]

and this is why you wear eye protection at the range

No, thankfully, that is not mine, but there is a story. 

I was at Coal Creek Armory sighting in Better Half’s new Magnum Lite rifle (more on that tomorrow) when Gunsmith Shannon emerged from their shop to test-fire another Saiga-12 short-barrel shotgun* (I wonder if I helped with that sale…).  He cranked off a few appropriately noisy rounds next to me, and then disappeared again, only to re-emerge as I was wrapping up.  […]

buy a gun day – sbx

“Buy a Gun Day” is a tradition (started, I believe, by Traction Control by Aaron in 2003 (thanks for the full details!)) of taking some/all of your federal tax return for the year and applying it towards the purchase of a new firearm (or, barring that, ammunition, a new accessory, or whatever else you can afford or want at the time) on April 15th – the traditional “tax day” (this year’s was today, hence the […]

they do not call them "compliance devices" for nothing

If you see this image show up attached to a comment… 

… I probably wrote it. 

(Courtesy of the gunsmiths at Coal Creek Armory and my own camera.) 

shark. jumped.


Yes, my friends, that is a single-action, fixed six-round-cylinder USFA-fabricated knock-off of the infamous Taurus Judge… with a gorramed flash suppressor screwed onto the end of it.

… I have no words.

(Courtesy of Les Jones.)