Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Trump signs NASA Bill to keep illegal space aliens OUT!



The Big Orange POTUS takes preemptive action against little green men.  That's INTERSTELLAR RACISM ... or sumpin' like that ... I'm sure of it.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Video of Submachine Gun Grandpa



This is related to AN EARLIER POST.  It took me a while to edit the clip for size and context; I appended it to the other post.

Yes, the submachine gun shooting event was fun.

Yes, it was well worth the expense.

Yes, it was educational.




Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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Monday, March 13, 2017

I am completely in favor of controlling fully automatic weapons of war.

I spent a bit of time and a fistful of dollars early Sunday afternoon doing some gun control work and found that it is a perfectly righteous endeavor.  Seriously folks, these guns do need to be controlled, otherwise, they just lay around all the time, doing nothing whatsoever.   



Yesterday was another Full Auto Shoot at the Waukegan Shooting Range;  I did two mags in a WWII vintage Thompson and two mags in a WWII vintage German MP40.  WOOHOO!  Macho deluxe, baby!

I found that both the .45 ACP Thompson and the 9mm parabellum MP40 were easy to control and keep on target during sustained full auto (as opposed to firing in short bursts ... I didn't pay big dollars to go easy).  I lit both of them up and kept them on target until they ran dry.  The MP40 is very smooth … very German … very easy to control.  The Thompson is very American, very choppy but absolutely controllable in full auto … after hearing a lifetime of stories about how hard it is to control a Thompson, I was surprised at how easy it was to keep it straight and level on target; there was no “uncontrollable muzzle climb” or anything equaling any of the other cliché descriptions I had heard so many times.  

Great fun, but expensive.  I learned what I wanted to learn … 



They may be doing this again sooner or later ... give them a call if you are interested.


EDIT: On 3/15/2017 I added the following video of my portion of the subgun shoot


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Speed Strips and Speedloaders 101


Loading / reloading the cylinder of a double action revolver one cartridge at a time is not a very fast method for getting into and staying in action.   Circular speed loaders (aka "speedloaders"), such as the HKS Speedloaders shown above, are a method for charging all of the chambers in a revolver cylinder at the same time.  






Unless one has the uncanny skills and work ethic of the gentleman in the above video, speed loaders will never work out to be super-speedy.  However, the worst of us (that includes me) usually find that the slowest use of speed loaders works out to be faster than plopping cartridges into the cylinder one or two at a time.  Practice improves performance.




Another revolver reload option is the speed strip (Bianchi brand shown above).  Many revolver shooters find the flat profile of speed strips makes them easier to carry than the circular speed loaders.  Carrying reloads is as simple as dropping one or more speed strips into a pocket, pouch, or purse.






All things being equal, a practiced hand likely will be able to reload faster with the circular speed loaders than with the speed strips.  However, for many folks, speed strips are much easier to learn how to use than are the circular speed loaders.

Even in an unpracticed hand, many folks may just find that they can reload faster with speed strips than they can by inserting cartridges into the chambers individually.  The video above details a method of use.





Most of my pockets tend to be very "busy" with EDC stuff so I usually protect routine carry ammunition from getting all grungy and dinged up by using carriers (photo above is a "pocket dump" midyear of 2014).

Do I always carry reloads?  No.





The speed strip carriers I prefer are from Del Fatti Leather (SSC).  They are designed to fold over and snap onto a 1.5'' belt, but work well even on the narrow straps of shoulder holster rigs.  They also work for pocket carry; I find them to be very versatile.  On a belt, it is likely that only another studied gun nerd would recognize the speed strip carrier as something for carrying ammunition.

For quite a while I shifted my only two speed strip carriers around as needed but that got kinda inconvenient.  Recently I decided to increase the number of carriers to six so I could just leave them where I used them the most, such as on certain holster rigs and in each of the different pre-stocked travel / hiking / fishing / bugout "kits" that I keep ready to go for special occasions.


S&W 442 revolver in a Ken Null SKR shoulder rig with what has become the its dedicated speed strip carrier.





Colt Agent revolver in a Ken Null SMZ shoulder holster with what has become its dedicated speed strip carrier.

NOTE:  All guns are locked in a safe unless I am using them; no guns are left just hanging around, unattended.



3/11/2017 EDITED TO ADD THE FOLLOWING VIDEO by Franklin99D





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As always at this blog site, this entry is simply a good old-fashioned campfire chat; this is not an opinion on what I feel you should or should not purchase or what you should be using.  What does or does not work for me could be many country miles away from your tastes and needs.  All products that I review for this blog are purchased at retail price by me.  I do not accept payment, gifts, discounts, "freebies," products on loan, demon alcohol, drugs, probation, parole, Presidential Pardons, or sexual favors for doing any review.  



Sunday, March 5, 2017

New TSA Patdown Mandate: Male Air Travelers, Grab Them By The Balls; Female Air Travelers, Grab Them By The Pussy; Universal Butt Cheek Spread Check.


In an attempt to make your mundane air travel experience more of an adventure, the TSA is about to implement OPERATION FOREPLAY.  






The TSA patdown agents will be wearing new, easily identifiable uniforms.





Travelers should dress in a manner that will expedite the security screening process. 





 NOTE: LIMIT ONE TUGJOB AND ONE PROBING PER MALE PASSENGER!  
NO EXCEPTIONS!
Those caught changing clothes and returning to the head of the screening area will be forcibly ejaculated from the airport by TSA agents.










As for Super Grandpa, NO PROBLEM!  BOOK HIM A FLIGHT!
He's looking forward to some hardcore TSA loving ...






Friday, March 3, 2017

OMG! PHOTOS of Chuck Schumer giving Vlad Putin a Crispy Cream Donut!

Wait a sec ... you were not talking about some kind of sex act?  Vlad and Chuck did REAL Krispy Kreme Doughnuts ... okay ... got it now.  Sorry.

Always the master spy, Putin checks his doughnut for poison, needles,  razor blades ...





Tuesday, February 28, 2017

... blab blab babble gab blah blah blah ... impeach Trump ... blah blah blah ....

Golly gee whiz, who woulda thunk that was coming our way?  That would have required monumental prescience from some mighty powerful minds.   Fer certain and fer sure, nobody has ever tossed the idea of impeachment around before now.  This is such a blessed time ...







I do not recall Jimmy Carter being plagued by impeachment prattle; maybe I was just too bored during his tenure to pay much attention ... or I was too drunk ...



Heh, I just had a flashback to a time gone by when an elementary school teacher was jabbering about the possibility of JFK being impeached ... and my classmates chiming in with reasons why their parents thought that JFK should be impeached ... and all I could ponder during that moment was about how to sneak out of class for a cigarette ...

Lord, there are moments when I sorely miss the wisdom and good company offered by tobacco,  bourbon, and a dark room devoid of people and technology.





Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Yard and garden update 2/21/2017; colors are mostly post apocalyptic but the weather for working outside is near orgasmic.


It was above 60F outside and sunny enough for me to get a burn on the tops of my bare feet.  This deplorable old hillbilly is getting things ready for SPRING FLOWERS by rebuilding the flower wall on the front patio (I usually redo the wall every year, just for the heck of it).  Yeah, I know; it is not smart doing brick and block work with bare feet …



(Above) Photo shows the front patio along with the driveway / sidewalk brick edging (I try to add a section of brick every year ... front yard, back yard, side of the house ... wherever the muse sparks).



(Above) This photo is from the end of last May.



(Above) The asphalt driveway is 17.5' wide, which is supposed to accommodate a pair of cars side by side ... but each car needs to be parked near their respective edge of the driveway in order to have room to open the doors at the center of the driveway... which means people are exiting onto grass (or mud once the grass is dead from people walking on it).   This 24'' wide brick edging helps a bit ... when I add a matching edge on the other side, the drive will then have an effective width of 21.5', which is a more realistic width for a two car driveway.



 Photo above from July 5th last year



Photo above from July 5th last year.