Saturday, July 22, 2006

Returning to LibertyNews

I'm moving all my blogging efforts to my other site,

Its easier to create categories than it is to maintain multiple sites.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

.45 of the Week - Para Warthog

This week marks the return of the '.45 of the Week'. This time we are going to look at the Para Warthog, this compact little pistol manages to cram 10+1 rounds of .45 into a pistol that is 6.5" long and 4.5" tall! The Kimber Pro Carry II is 7.7" x 5.25" and carries 8+1 using Chip McCormick Shooting Star magazines. Its beaver-tail grip safety and extended magazine should make it a nice handling gun, even for its size.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Lazy July Sundays...

Here in Washington State we have been 'blessed' with a very warm summer so far. In addition to the heat this week has been extra busy around the my1911 compound with the early arrival of Jesse Gunnar, who was expected around the end of the month. Instead he put in his appearance on July 3rd. Today the rest of the family was off to the previously scheduled baby shower so I took advantage of the absence of inquisitive little fingers to clean my guns and watch some not so family friendly movies (ok, I started off with some honey-do projects first).

There just seems to be something right about watching The Patriot and cleaning your guns, especially less than a week after Independence Day. I finished off with a salmon dinner while watching Black Hawk Down.

These are the kinds of movies that the movie industry should be making, not this continuous stream of remakes of old films targeted towards baby boomers suffering a mid-life crisis. They remind us of the sacrifices that are needed in order for us to maintian our Liberty. We have a duty to those who have fallen not to forget their sacrifices and to continue to resist efforts to enslave the free.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Independence Day

My annual Independence Day post is now up over at LibertyNews.


Saturday, June 24, 2006

You Know You Must Be Good...

when they go and make up rules just for you!

Mr. Completely is a very competitive shooter here in Washington, and is apparently successful enough that the match director at Oak Harbor has decided to change the rules on him. According to 'jim' the way Mr. C hold his gun is no longer allowed. Not because he was breaking any existing rules, but because he has just made up a new one, that both hands must be touching. I'll be the first to admit that the Taco grip that Mr. C uses is goofy looking, but if its within the rules as set down at the start of the season there should be no arguments.

There is no excuse for changing the rules in the middle of the game, especially if the one making the rules is a participant.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Protecting Property Rights

President Bush issued Executive Order today that protects private property rights from the executive branch of the Federal Government. While this is a good thing, lets not get too excited. Remember that Executive Orders only effect the executive branch of the government. This doesn't help people who'se local governments are stealing their land in the name of increased taxes through economic development. Congress needs to reinforce the 4th amendment of the Constitution by passing laws to override the Supreme Court's mis-guided rulings on taking property.


Saturday, June 17, 2006

How Big a Gun Do You Need?

Massad Ayoob answers this question in his latest article for Backwoods Home Magazine.

We Americans like to do things in a big way. Big houses. Big cars. Big boats. And, yes, big guns.

There are good arguments for all this, of course. The big house accommodates more guests. The same is true of large cars and boats, both of which are also more “crashworthy” if worse comes to worse. And anyone who has ever been faced with something large and dangerous at the muzzle end will tell you that a big gun is far more reassuring than a little one at such moments.

Mr. Ayoob's articles are always a good read. In this one he covers shotguns, rifles and pistols. Including personal experience and experiences from his family -- who I hear can shoot just as well as he can. He covers 12 gauge vs. 20 gauge, barrel lengths and of course the never ending caliber debate.


Quiet on the blog front

Ok, things have been a little quiet around here since the move over to blogspot. I've been focusing my time on finding a job. If anyone needs a good embedded micro/DSP/Linux programmer in the Puget Sound area drop me an email.

So, to catch up on a few things. It looks like the Gun Blogger Rendezvous planning is charging ahead. I wish I could make it, but given my lack of incoming funds it is doubtful. He has lined up Dan McKown as the guest of honor and even talked Hi-Point into donating a pistol as a prize!

Michael Yon has a heart-warming story about former sniper Walter Gaya starting a new business.

I missed the fun steel match at KRRC again this month, so I'll aim to be at the July 8th one. Its on my calendar this time.

And according to the NRA-ILA report in my inbox this morning it looks like the San Francisco handgun ban has been struck down. Good news! Now if California would come around on some of their other looney gun laws I just might consider moving there.