Last Quip of 2022, snowstorm in NY!
31 Dec 22 Western NY Snowstorm! A three-day blizzard struck western NY last week, starting on Friday, 23 Dec 22 For most, the “official end” means nothing, as many residences are still without power, and driving bans remain in effect in much of the area. Snowstorms are far from rare in […]
29 Dec 22 Big-Game Hunting in TX I just spent the last two days hunting here in TX at a well-known exotic game ranch near San Antonio. I shot two nice animals, using my SA VHS2 (Hellion) Rifle (w/Osprey/Global 1×4 optic) and Defiant Munitions 5.56×45 (223) 55gr TCX rounds. Again, this […]
There is nothing quite so difficult to see as the obvious!
22 Dec 22 “The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident, which everybody has decided not to see.” Ayn Rand Ignoring the obvious! In the wake of the as-yet-unsolved stabbing-murders of four college students in ID last November, we thus-far have no suspect(s) in custody. Instead, we have unending, dubious, […]
20 Dec 22 “Willingness” is a state of mind. Readiness is a statement of fact!” David M Shoup, USMC Commandant, 1960-1963 These comments from a good friend and Department Armorer for a rural SO here in CO. “I’m currently doing year-end inspections of department pistols, rifles, less-lethal, and guns carried off-watch […]
16 Dec 22 Industry Update, from friends in the distribution business: “1) Kalashnikovs sell as fast as we can get them in! Best sellers are Arsenal (SAM and SAS series), Zastava (M70 series), Century (VSKA and BFT series), and KUSA (103 series), all of which run well We’re also selling lots […]
Some Jewish History
15 Dec 22 You have two options: 1) Deny the unpredictability of life and manufacture your own false sense of security 2) Accept the vagaries of life and learn to live with them” Steve Pavlina Some Jewish History: Jewish families, fleeing religious persecution (mostly in Europe and the Ottoman […]
Any fool can make a rule, and every fool will follow!
13 Dec 22 “Simple, clear purpose and principles give rise to intelligent behavior. Voluminous, complex ‘rules and regulations’ give rise to stupid behavior!” Dee Hoch From a fellow serviceman, who (like me) is long-since retired: “I was stationed in Alaska in the late 1970s. Eskimo Scouts attached to our infantry battalion […]
8 Dec 22 From Pete Pi Jr, CEO of Defiant Munitions “DM TCX 223-55gr is now in-stock! I have been out of stock on that load for some time, but our vendors have enabled us to recently produce a batch. It’s available now!” Farnam note: 55gr TCX is one of my […]
6 Dec 22 Willing slaves? “Who willingly, indeed eagerly, exchange their individual freedom, liberty, and Constitutional Rights for dubious ‘protection’ (along with welfare handouts), naively imagine they’ll never need guns. Of course, when they suddenly do, it will be too late, and the naif deceived will belatedly realize that they’ve been shamelessly […]
4 Dec 22 Predators and Predation “‘Nature’ is what we are put on this earth to rise above” Rose Sayer (played by Katherine Hepburn) to Charlie Allnut (played by Humphrey Bogart) in the 1977 feature film “The African Queen” Predators are opportunists. When there’s an easy kill, they’ll go for it, […]