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"walls of the city" logo conceptualized by Oleg Volk and executed by Linoge. Logo is © "walls of the city".


Given the relative price / non-existence of pistol-caliber ammunition these days (up to and including, shockingly enough, .22LR), the rational behind these awesome little toys is somewhat more… lacking, but, still, want:

Converts 12 gauge single or double barrel (break action) shotgun to use 9mm Luger Rifled for accuracey Typically shoot’s a 1 inch or less group at 30 ft. Length of adapter is same length of a typical 12 gauge shell allowing to […]

not a huge fan of tapco

But this was not half bad:

Use the right tool for the job, and when it comes to zombies, a revolver ain’t it.

(Video should be fixed now.)

because it is shiny

I have, and need, no better excuse than that for this: 

What’s that, you say?  It looks remarkably like something from some movie or television series you might have seen once upon a time? 

I have no idea what you are talking about. 

None at all. 

In all seriousness, this is far from an every-day carry rig, for a variety of reasons, but the TT-33 is far from […]

a grandmother’s review of crimson trace

Not here, though; here. 

Erin contacted me some time back and asked how it was I managed to snag the few things I have for test and evaluation purposes; I told her the simple truth: I asked.  However, it does not hurt to have someone with previous experience with the company in question doing the asking for you, so I got in touch with Iain Harrison of Crimson Trace Corporation fame – the company […]

tacsol optest… not really sat

Well, I managed to take my somewhat problematic Tactical Solutions AR-22 SBX Upper to the range today, and… well, the best I can say is that it does manage to fire and extract now, and that it is fairly accurate.  When it wants to fire.  Which is not often. 

I was shooting Winchester Super-X Copper-Plated Lead Hollow Point .22 Long Rifle ammunition, and the best the upper managed to perform was four misfires out […]

armory racks two-gun – a review

Sometimes, I like the do-it-yourself solution, and when I was faced with the somewhat annoying prospect of having my carry firearms rattling around in a dresser drawer, I went and solved that problem myself.  However, sometimes, you can find a commercial-off-the-shelf solution that will work far better than anything I can whip up myself. 

In this case, my little pegboard construct was a wonderful fix… until we bought a new bedroom set, complete with […]

candles… with fire support

Over the course of today, various subchapters (but not all of them, pointedly enough) of the main “gun control” extremist organizations here in America will be gathering around the country to light candles in order to… do something.  By some accounts, the candlelight vigil is in memory of those murdered in the Tucson shooting a year ago.  Others say that they are gathering and increasing their carbon footprints in order to “honor the victims of […]

browncoats have bucks

By now, my readers should be more than aware of the fact that I am a proud Browncoat – I missed Firefly when it first aired on Fox, but on my parents’ urgings, I found the DVDs, and I am pretty sure I watched the entire series all the way through once I started.  And then found time to watch it again.  And have since watched it more times than I probably care to count.  […]

a case-in-point for "high"-capacity magazines

Alternative title – "it is all fun and games until someone’s head gets bashed in".

Revolvers are classy as all get-out, and I love the hell out of carrying my 686 SSR (especially in its new leather, which I need to photograph and review here sometime soon), but the sad truth is that six in the cylinder and six more in a speedloader would do me scant little good against something like this:


chiappa / mks supply recovery

Last Friday morning, I sent a somewhat heated email to the staff at MKS Supply regarding their rather insulting and demeaning closing lines in a recent press release concerning RFID tags in their firearms. Impressively, this morning, I received the following email from Charles Brown, the president and owner of MKS Supply:


I appreciate your response to the barcode chip Release that was sent out last week, I am handling each one of […]

chiappa / mks supply fail

I sent the following email to Charles Brown, President of MKS Supply “cbrown (at) mkssupply.com”, Kelly Walton, Vice President “kwalton (at) mkssupply.com”, Kenneth Vanhoose, Director of Operations “kvanhoose (at) mkssupply.com”, and the generic “info (at) mkssupply.com” address this morning, and I additionally copy-pasted it into the Contact Form at Chiappa Firearms proper:

Charles, Kelly, Kenneth, et al.,

My name is [Linoge], and I confess to being borderline-infatuated with your Chiappa Rhino revolver ever […]

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.)

yesterday, at the neighborhood picnic

Ok, so maybe it was not yesterday-yesterday, but actual-yesterday was too busy for me to pound out this post.

Anywise, Sunday afternoon, Better Half and I went to the picnic our neighborhood has once a year to meet or re-meet all of our various neighbors, and have our yearly Homeowners’ Association meeting, and I was, of course, carrying a firearm – I was outside of the house and not at work, and so long […]

the failure of gun control, again

By now, you have undoubtedly heard about the horrific murder of 12 children at a school in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and given how much I am typically behind the curve on current events, it should come as no surprise to anyone that others have beaten me to what I was going to say on it. However, I did want to stress two quick points.

The shooter used a revolver. He did not use […]

heavy enough for you?

By now, regular readers of the gunblogosphere should be more than familiar with just how whacky-assed some people (*cough*) can get with their firearms and those firearms’ accessories, as evinced by the… interesting… contraption photographed to the right. No one really understands the mentality that would convince a person to perform those kinds of unnecessary perversions of a perfectly functional firearm (*ahem*), but I just found out yesterday that it is well past time for […]

not sure how much i would pay attention

Apparently according to my subconscious, a revolver is the worst possible weapon available during the zombocalypse, especially if your ammunition is crappy enough that two out of three rounds are misfires, and if, for some reason, you do not carry speedloaders, speedstrips, or any form of loose ammo.

Do you have any idea how hard it is to reload a revolver out of a box of ammo while a zombie breaks through the back window […]

leather, metal, and wood

Well, since you all took my exhortation in entirely the wrong fashion, here is some gratuitous Dragon Leatherworks porn for you:

For those of you who have not been keeping up, Dennis at Dragon Leatherworks contacted me a little bit ago, and offered to create a holster in exchange for a little advertisement space. We went ’round and ’round about the design, had to get creative […]

random observation

Of the types of firearms that have been successfully used to murder American Presidents – to wit, a blackpowder, percussion cap derringer, two revolvers, and a bolt-action rifle – none have ever been banned in America.

Of the types of known firearms that were employed in known assassination attempts – to wit, two flintlock pistols, five revolvers, three low-capacity semi-automatic pistols, and one semi-automatic rifle – only the latter has ever been banned in […]

even more new gun porn

So now that the commenters appear to have broken out into two distinct camps, it is time for one last picture, and then the grand unveiling… I will say this much, since the question came up on IRC: the firearm is bone-stock, straight-from-the-factory, and I have done absolutely nothing to it (though I do plan on replacing its front sights).

Stand by for the full pictures later this evening…

more new gun porn

One of my readers is really close to guessing the mystery wheelie, so hopefully this will help narrow it down:

And, no, I got nothin’ for the winner… sorry.