Tuesday, December 28, 2010

REMINDER: Follow the rules!

The Four Rules of SAFE Gun Handling:

  1. All guns are always loaded.
  2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
  3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
  4. Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.
Stray from these rules at your own peril.

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Ratbelly at Ar15.com 'splains what happened when he decided to ignore a rule or two ... here.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

'tis the Season!

Make sure all yer gift-giving is all legal-like.

National Shooting Sports Foundation has a news release with pertinent info.

IL State Police have a brochure all ready for download to 'splain the details (for Illinois).

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Loaded pistol found outside Wheaton school

From the Chicago Tribune;

 Loaded pistol found outside Wheaton school

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A loaded gun was found outside a Wheaton school on Wednesday morning about 75 yards away from the building, police said.
The 9mm semiautomatic pistol was located by a citizen around 8:30 a.m. on the grounds of Madison Elementary School, 1620 Mayo Ave, according to a release from Deputy Police Chief Tom Meloni. Officers responded immediately and "made the weapon safe." It was located next to a dog leash along a dirt walking trail. It was found before the school day began, the release said.

I hate when that happens.  Kids! Heaters belong in holsters! Not in gym bags. Not in backpacks. Not laying loose somewhere in the ride.

Srsly ... When will Americans admit and embrace that our society is wide open? Security measures we meet on the street, in the real world, call for Mom 'n Pop to be ... i dunno ... mebbe ... "condition anything but white!"

BTW ... Kudos to "citizen" that called the locals about said heater.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Man slain with own gun by customer ... Customer gets free tans for life!

 From the outskirts of Chicago, via the Chicago Tribune the story of unsolved murders being connected to a dead BG during foiled robbery. Brave and courageous customer given accolades.

Chicago Tribune

The money quotes ...
- Orland Park police did not file charges against McDaniel. They said in a statement that he "showed extreme bravery and courage and clearly may have saved the lives of the two females inside the salon as well as his own."
L.A. Tan is giving him a $5,000 reward -- and free tans for life for him and his wife.

Christmas shopping!

Rob at Personal Armament Podcast has put together a shopping list full of awesomeness.
Over the top selections for the Yuppie shooter in particular, include plexiglass ammo boxes ...
Ammobox from Technoframes

perfect for making those finely crafted handloads sun-bake into triple digit temps on the firing line.

Or hows 'bout an ammo wallet, holds 6 rounds, costs, ummm, well more than this shooter will spend on a six-round ammo wallet. Might be handy after the Zombie Apocalypse tho ... when we all trade ammo for food. "I'll give ya 1 round of .308 win. for that ham, lemme pull out my wallet!"

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Thus the metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet.
  - Dave Barry

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Revolver failz

Ferfal at Surviving in Argentina has a short recap of what sounds like a frustrating range run.

It's been repeated so often ... it's accepted as truth ... "revolvers don't fail" or somesuch silliness. While most top shelf manufacturers put out sturdy machines ... they are still only hunks of steel, plastic, wood, etc., machined to work together as a system. Any machine can fail. For any number of reasons.

My 625 runs like a top. When ever'thing is dialed in. I learned through a year of shooting several things.
Revolvers can and do have malf's. Rounds without a heavy enough crimp will make a moonclip difficult to run all the way home. Mixed brass can cause problems. Even with a wheelgun, brass brand makes a difference. Some manufacturers have very slight dimensional differences ... enough that combined with a very slightly bent moonclip ... will bind the cylinder tight.

Tam over at View from the Porch, has a few enlightening things to say about revolvers also.