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NOTICE: To all y'all,

The year 2017 has been and will continue to be extraordinarily CHALLENGING and BUSY for me. Blog entries will likely be even more infrequent than usual until all projects and issues are completed or resolved.

Thanks for stopping by. I really do appreciated it.

Best wishes,

Zack



Tuesday, June 13, 2017

How many victims of the Orlando Pulse nightclub massacre died with guns in their hands? How many of them at least had a chance?

How many victims of the Orlando Pulse nightclub massacre died with guns in their hands? How many died with guns in their holsters, pockets, or purses? How many rounds of ammunition were fired by the victims in self-defense? Anyone ... ?



Sunday, June 4, 2017

Self-defense in Great Britain is now down to to Run! Hide! Tell!

Great Britain is governed by elitist FOOLS! Restore the RIGHT of SELF-DEFENSE to your people, and stop trying to spread your insanity internationally. CLICK on the target below and read some wisdom from 2015.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

June 1, 2017 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: 5 Star Firearms offers a shooting league for new shooters from in and around Lake County, Illinois and Kenosha County, Wisconsin



5 Star Gallery Shooting League:
This league is designed for new and entry level shooters, all are welcome.  A new and different shooting course will be set up for each event date.   Required:  Semi-auto pistol (larger than .22 caliber), outside the waistband holster, 3 mags, 50 rounds of ammo minimum.

No optics will be allowed.

June 14th & 28th, July 12th & 26th, August 9th & 23rd.  Prizes for the top 3 shooters at each event.  All events start at 7 PM. Entry Fee is $18.00 per event.  (Pay as you go; there is no requirement that participants must attend each date)


5 STAR FIREARMS
41666 N. SHERIDAN ROAD
ZION, IL 60099
847-731-7898


Monday, May 8, 2017

Yard and Garden Journal 5/8/2017 Frost Advisory Part - 2


It wasn't until 9:30am that I noticed the crust of ice in the birdbath.


The temperature certainly dipped below freezing at sometime during the darkside of the morning.  Silly old me almost ignored the frost advisory ... many of the potted plants would have been damaged or killed if I had left them out.  



Our first perennial Dianthus bloom of this year didn't give a damn about the frost.  
We only have one area in our gardens that the Dianthus finds favorable enough to overwinter.


Yard and Garden Journal 5/8/2017 Frost Advisory

Everything (or nearly so) is sheltered in the garage for the night.   Currently it is ~12:45am and the temp outside is 35F; forecast is that it could drop to freezing sometime between now and just before sunup.  Frost was not in the forecast until AFTER I did some potting earlier in the day.  We don't have any tender annuals in the ground yet; I used to have stuff in the gardens by mid-April but just got plain tired of covering everything with sheets of plastic every time there was a chance of frost.  Last year (or maybe the year before) we decided to abide by the rule that nothing goes into the ground until after Mother's Day.


Saturday, May 6, 2017

The Safariland Comp 1 Speedloader is a very sweet concealed carry reload option for the S&W J Frame

In the comments of an earlier blog entry, a kindred gunslinging blogger, Comrade Misfit, suggested that I try Safariland Speedloaders for concealed carry.  So, I bought three Safariland Comp 1 speedloaders for my S&W J Frames.  I practiced with them ... I carried them ...  and I found that I liked this speedloader design a whole lot!  






No conflict between the speedloader and the grips on this J Frame S&W






On YouTube, I found several tutorials on how to use the Comp 1; IMHO the video above is the best.




Saturday, April 29, 2017

The MAGPUL Tejas "El Original" Gun Belt is my latest ride








Last night and this morning I tested my new 1.5'' wide version of "El Original" on a sampling of holsters.  The fit inside the fixed holster loops and inside the snap loops was tight on almost everything and required a bit of effort, but the belt and all holsters (that I tried) did marry.

Comfort wise, with or without a holster, my initial impression is favorable;  I find "El Original" to be a rather satisfying accoutrement.