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 err on [...]
Without even addressing the patent idiocy of "buying back" something you never really owned to begin with, I absolutely hate gun "buy-backs". Why? Gos-se like this:
That one image, borrowed from KOMONews.com’s appropriately anti-firearms news article, adequately sums up all of my reasons for hating this bit of governmental idiocy.
First, take a look at the right end of the table – those three large drum magazines and folding stocks? This quote [...]
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The rules are a little different than last year’s exercise, so pay attention.
How to Earn a Ticket:
1. Every five dollars you donate directly to Honored American Veterans Afield nets you one numbered ticket. 2. DO NOT SEND ME MONEY. All money and goods should go directly to HAVA. 3. [...]
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 [...]
Better Half and I are still idly job-shopping, and we have generally been keeping our window-browsing to areas of the country that actually bother to respect our rights as human beings and American citizens, for reasons that should be obvious to the readers of this site. Anywise, one area we have been looking at is the "Research Triangle" over in North Carolina, being the space between/around Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. NC is not quite [...]
… Because now I am seriously considering acquiring a “real” AK-pattern firearm just because I can (and, no, Vera does not count; she may look the same, but damn).
So what brought about this sudden interest? Only Our Glorious President mouthing off and proving himself to be the petty “gun control” authoritarian we always knew him to be:
“I – like most Americans – believe that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual the [...]
Dear producers and writers of “American Guns”, and staff and owners of “Gunsmoke”,
I understand the need to exaggerate and embellish a little to make “good” television shows – after all, reality can be somewhat boring from time to time, and you want to ensure the people watching your show today continue watching it tomorrow and the next day. So you tweak a few little details: you have targets explode when they are hit [...]
“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 [...]
So here is a random thought…
According to the great and all-knowing Federal Government, I am sufficiently mature, trustworthy, law-abiding, and responsible to safely and lawfully operate items regulated by the National Firearms Act, up to and including fully-automatic firearms, suppressors, and even grenades.
However, according to the sheriffs and other law-enforcement entities of San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, California (among other cities there), Maryland, New Jersey, Illinois, and Hawaii, I [...]
Day before yesterday, I wrote this post about UVPaqlites and how their uses might extend to “in the house” in addition to “on the trail”.
Shortly thereafter, I sent this email to that company’s address:
Sir or ma’am,
My name is [Real Name] and I write under the moniker of "Linoge" at "walls of the city" – http://www.wallsofthecity.net. I recently happened to stumble across your site and product by way of another [...]
At 1138 today, 1 With a Bullet made the correct guess of "Short Barrel Saiga", and, in fairness, lucusloc was this close on the very first picture, but he went a slightly different direction with his guess.
Anywise, here is the new toy:
Not my best work, but this week has been crazy busy at work, so I have not had a chance to take any more pictures… you can [...]
I should start this post by observing that Coal Creek Armory is currently being featured on Deal Chicken with a $37.50 Basic Handgun Safety Class (regularly $60), a $37.50 Women’s Handgun Essentials Class, a $100 1 Year Range Membership (normal value $200), a $182.50 Basic Handgun Safety Course Package (including the Basic Handgun Safety Class, a Handgun Carry Permit Class, and 1 Year Membership), or a $182.50 Women’s Handgun Essentials Class Package (including the Women’s [...]
Unfortunately, that aforementioned glitch took a little longer to iron out than anticipated, and I should now be able to take possession of the mystery NFA item tomorrow.
And then come the “rubbing it in” pictures…
Remember that secret I announced a while back?
And remember how it took the BATFE five months and 13 days to sign off on the transfer paperwork?
Well, I held the item today.
I should be able to bring it home on Monday (one last glitch to iron out).
I do believe it is going to be awesome.
Why do "gun control" extremists hate women, the weak, the infirm, and the old?
Small size, light weight, and good balance make them [Personal Defense Weapons (PDWs)] particularly handy for women, who usually have less upper body strength than men. Unfortunately, these useful personal protection devices have been heavily regulated since the 1930s, and completely banned for civilian production in 1986. These bans discriminate against the smaller and weaker Americans – exactly the [...]
The NRA hates NFA items… right?
Earlier this year Chris Cox, Executive Director of the NRA, and Scott Chrisman, Deputy Chief Of Staff, wandered into Silencerco’s SHOT show booth. Immediately I recognized who they were and started to light them up about how they were doing nothing for the silencer or NFA industry. Thankfully they did not leave with a bad taste in their mouths, in fact both of them purchased a [...]
As you can see, the ticker to the left tracking how long it has taken the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to sign off on my National Firearms Act transfer is currently well past the four-month mark, and in a rather surprising turn of events for me, I have been patient with the process for this entire time. Oh, sure, I have called and emailed the folks producing the NFA-regulated item for me, [...]
I have briefly touched on how ludicrous and excessive the restrictions and regulations imposed by the National Firearms Act are, but today I give you this outstanding graphic courtesy of Silencerco that should really drive the point home:
(Note: they mislabeled the "Total Form 4" block for 2010, but that does not significantly change the validity of the graphic.)
For those of you who prefer a bit more text to your information, [...]