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History!

25 Jan 21   History!   In the 1950s, Armalite was a division of the Fairchild Aircraft Co. An employee, Eugene M Stoner, coming from the aircraft industry, designed the AR-10 (7.62×51) in 1954. At the time he was chief engineer for Armalite, hence the “AR” designation. Armalite hoped to sell this rifle to NATO […]

Our First Amendment

22 Jan 21   “Our First Amendment was not designed to protect speech you love. It is there to protect speech you hate.”   Larry Flynt   Having and expressing “non-government-approved thoughts” is not a crime in America (see above)!   But, it has suddenly been made a “crime” by the new Administration, particularly for […]

Perfect Order!

21 Jan 21   “It difficult for me to believe that, after narrowly escaping Communism in Poland thirty-two years ago, I am now back where I started, right here in the USA!   Today, Poland enjoys a thriving capitalistic economy, a truly free press. Who seriously mentions socialism or Communism there is promptly laughed out […]

New Age!

19 Jan 21   “We’re in charge now. You and your kind are going to get what’s coming to you.”   Recent comment from a smug leftist ideologue   We’ve entered a new “dark age” regarding freedom of speech!   We have been aware for decades that our “mainstream media” are little more than duteous […]

Magazines, anyone?

18 Jan 20   No magazine!   On the cover of today’s NY Post, we see a masked NG Trooper standing in the DC area (capitol dome in the background), in his digital-camo utility uniform, carrying his scoped M4, muzzle down, finger draped over the trigger-guard, manual safety “on.”   Near-perfect picture of a soldier […]

Next Week!

14 Jan 21   Flying commercial airlines into the Washington DC area:   Delta Airlines has just announced that passengers may not fly with guns (in checked baggage and otherwise within TSA regulations) on any of its flights into the “Washington DC area”   This certainly includes DCA (Washington National, also called Washington Reagan), and […]

Not far away?

13 Jan 21   “Opportunities are never ‘lost.’   They go to someone who’s awake and ready to host them attentively.”   Vincent Okay Nwachukwu (African Proverb)   “We want our individuals to have the right to self-defense”   This is from Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau on Monday, reacting to last […]

“Justice,” or “Just Us?”

10 Jan 21   “It is, of course, the first recourse of every elitist to see social barbarism in others.”   Graham Joyce   Guns and police for me, but not for thee!   On Wednesday, terrified senators and congressmen at the Capitol desperately bleated over their cell phones for police, any kind of police, […]

War and Expediency!

9 Jan 21   “‘Custom’ quickly adapts itself to expediency”   Tacitus   As War progresses:   The desperation of World War finds expression in may ways, particularly in design and production of military small arms. We can see this phenomenon in Japan, Italy, Russia, and particularly in Germany.   In the final year and […]

Full-Auto!

7 Jan 21   “Errors in religion are dangerous.   Those in philosophy, only ridiculous.”   David Hume   Light rifles and full auto:   Light autoloading military rifles (so popular today, among both military organizations and civilian gun-owners) are easy to carry and maneuver, but downsides include rapid overheating and parts breakage. When you […]

The only difference between and “Adventure” and an “Ordeal” is attitude!

4 Jan 21   “There are two kinds of people in this world:   Those who are going somewhere, and those who are going nowhere!”   Ben Rumson (played by Lee Marvin) in the 1969 feature film, “Paint Your Wagon”   America’s 26th President (1901-1909), Theodore Roosevelt   As a youth, TR was haggard and […]

Modern Times!

1 Jan 21   End of an Era!   “Out on the street, I was talkin’ to a manHe said ‘There’s so much of this life of mine that I don’t understand’You shouldn’t worry; yes, that ain’t no crime‘Cause, if you get it wrong, you’ll get it right next time”   From “You’ll Get it […]

Tammany Hall!

26 Dec 20   “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be ‘led to safety’) by menacing it with an endless series of ‘hobgoblins,’ all of them imaginary.”   HL Mencken   Tammany Hall Returns!   In NYC, over 9k applications for gun permits have been […]

Rifle Reloading!

22 Dec 20   24 Sept 1914, during WWI, on the Four-de-Paris road, then Lieutenant Erwin Rommel gives this account:   “Once again we rushed the enemy in the bushes ahead of us. A little group of my former recruits came with me through the underbrush. Again the enemy fired madly. Finally, scarcely twenty paces […]

US Marines and the US Mail

19 Dec 20   “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.   Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.   Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a Proverb!   Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.   Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. […]

Guns Break!

18 Dec 20   “Why should we look to the past in order to prepare for the future? Because there is nowhere else to look.”   James Burke   M4 Adventures!   This from an active LEO, student, and Instructor:   Yesterday I cleaned my eleven-year-old, department-issued Bushmaster M4.   At this point, it has […]

Tanks!

17 Dec 20   Tank History:   In an effort to finally break the never-ending stalemate of WWI trench warfare, the British secretly brought-in heavy armored plating from shipyards around the world, powerful engines of farming equipment, and a tracked wheel system, patented in 1910 by a California company under the trade-name, “Caterpillar”.   Combined […]

Rotting NYC!

14 Dec 20   NYC’s criminal shooting episodes are exploding, as even NYPD Chief Shea sheepishly admits!   This, despite the fact that for an honest citizen, with no criminal record, to legally purchase and keep a serious gun in NYC is nearly impossible, that is absent high-level political connections!   Yet simultaneously, criminals arrested […]

A self-declared “Special Class of Citizens,” a new class of slave-owners!

8 Dec 20   “Judicial systems that enforce inequality as law are tools of subjugation.”   Wayne Gerard Trotman   Making our guns “inaccessible!”   Dublin, CA, an SF suburb, has just passed a local ordinance requiring all gun owners to make their guns inaccessible and utterly unusable in any timely manner in their own […]

Marcolmar!

7 Dec 20   ET CETME/L   I have a copy of Marcolmar’s ET CETME/L Rifle w/telescoping stock, and I’ve been traveling with, and shooting it, for the past few weeks. It’s in 5.56×45 (223) and uses standard, STANAG magazines.   (“STANAG” stands for NATO’s “Standardization Agreement,” of 2007, which provides for interoperability within NATO […]