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Promises! Promises!

25 Jan 22   “Men who are ‘easy as an old shoe’ are generally of as little worth”   Charles H Spurgeon   Righteous indignation?   Don’t bet your life on it, and be careful about promises, made so casually!   As the Anglo-Boer War in South Africa saw thousands of captured Dutch settlers’ families […]

Peace in Our Time!

24 Jan 22   Worrisome Times!   Last week, our current president’s multiple impairments signaled all too clearly that no rogue nation need worry about any kind of swift and decisive action from a confused, floundering USA!   JRB painfully wheezed his way through a surgically-referenced “press conference,” but even then he went off-script long […]

2022 SHOT Show, 3rd Day

20 Jan 22   2022 SHOT Show, 3rd Day   NSSF (National Shooting Sports Foundation) is to gun-related businesses as NRA is to individual gun-owner (but managed a good deal better).   NSSF has hosted the annual SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) Show, in January in Las Vegas, NV for nearly a decade now.   […]

2022 SHOT Show, 2nd Day

19 Jan 22   2022 SHOT Show, 2nd Day   This day was taken-up with meetings, but I did get out on the floor for a time:   DSA President Dave Selvaggio is the kind of gun-company CEO for whom I have a lot of respect! He was there today, all day, talking with customers […]

2022 SHOT Show, Frist Day

18 Jan 22   2022 SHOT Show, First Day   Attendance is down this year, no doubt. I heard lots of complaints from vendors about the modest crowds.   And, there were more than a few empty spaces, where vendors apparently decided to drop-out at the last minute.   With all that, there were still […]

2022 SHOT Show, Range Day

17 Jan 22   2022 SHOT Show, Range Day   Range Day featured a number of manufacturers, and a few were missing, as noted below!   I have much respect for manufacturers who are not afraid to bring their wares to the Range and allow us to shoot them and form opinions.   Of note: […]

The Choice!

15 Jan 22   “Introducing firearms into a facility is a decision to be made carefully… There are countless considerations, and if organizations overlook them, they may put their congregants at risk”   Mike Masters, CEO, SCN (Secure Community Network)   Here is a not-so-polite “update:”   As we saw taking place today in TX, […]

SHOT Show 2022

15 Jan 22   2022 SHOT Show, Las Vegas, NV   Vicki and I arrived here in Las Vegas, NV yesterday for the 2022 SHOT, Show. Range Day is Monday. The expo itself is at the Venetian (formally the Sands) Convention Center. The Show has expanded this year into the adjacent, and recently-completed, Caesar’s Forum. […]

The List!

9 Jan 22   “A year after the attack on the Capitol, data science is better than ever at predicting insurrections.”   Thursday’s Washington Post   In the wake of the one-year anniversary of the famous 6 Jan 21 protest in Washington DC, Marxicrats have indicated that they just can’t wait to employ “artificial intelligence” […]

No Safe Place!

7 Jan 22   “Weakness brings bullying and war. Strength and determination maintains peace.” Doc Gunn   House-sitting used to be a fairly “safe” occupation, but not now and especially not in CA!   Mansion-ransacking is replacing car-jacking as the favorite sport of CA criminals who, for good reason, don’t fear de-funded police and fear […]


5 Jan 22   “Funny things, accidents. You never have them, until you’re having them!”   AA Milne From a police chief in TX:   “Last week, a fellow and his wife were parked after dark at one of our local convenience stores. Before going into the store, the male (driver) retrieved a kydex IWB […]

“Holy” Politics

4 Jan 22   “When we remember that the German word for ‘holy’ (selig) is the root of our English word, ‘silly,’ we may be forced to make pertinent connections.”   Mary Rose O’Reilley   With regard to the Burlington Coat Factory Store shooting in a Los Angeles, CA shopping center on 23 Dec 21, […]


2 Jan 22   “Why did we become blind?   I don’t think we did ‘go blind.’   I think we are blind, blind but seeing, blind people who can ‘see,’ but do not see.”   Jose Saramago   The PRC (Peoples’ Republic of China) is extremely aggressive in expanding its military influence in the […]

“Perfect” Outcomes!

30 Jan 21   “Appreciate what you have, while you still have it, or you’ll learn what it meant to you- after you lose it.”   Frank Sonnenberg   “Perfect Outcomes,” “Perfect Predictability,” and Unrealistic Expectations!   Exactly one week ago, LAPD responded to multiple emergency calls, all emanating from a shopping mall in North […]

How do you do?

27 Dec 21   “True snobs never rest!   There are always more and more people for them to look down upon”   J Russell Lynes   I wonder how they like it! Details of shots fired in anger last Thursday by the husband of the current Illinois House Speaker in Broadview, IL, as the […]


19 Dec 21   UK has the same border issues as the USA, and for the same reasons!   From a friend there:   “France’s ‘Border Guard,’ presided over by a befuddled French President, is a joke, despite thick biceps, tight-fitting shirts, and trendy haircuts!   Coupled with UK’s own inadequate and unenthusiastic Border/Channel Control, […]


16 Dec 21   “You may as well aim high. Why shoot yourself in the foot, when you can shoot yourself in the head?”   William Shatner   Plight of the French!   When French war planners finally decided to adopt the NATO standard cartridge (7.62×51) in the early 1970s, conversion of the direct-gas-impingement/tilting-bolt MAS […]

Beverly Hills Blues!

11 Dec 21   “And what sort of lives do these people, who pose as being moral, lead themselves?   My dear fellow, you forget that we are in the native land of the hypocrite.”   Oscar Wilde   Beverly Hills Blues?   Goodness gracious!   Bona-fide VCAs are invading Beverly Hills and attacking the […]


8 Dec 21   Opportunity!   Back in July, I put-out a Quip about a critical need for security staff (bodyguards) for a local friend and client here in CO (Denver/Front Range area).   There was much interest then, but this client is now in a “fast-growth phase” and enthusiastically expanding his Security Team.   […]

Important History!

6 Dec 21   “Periods of peaceful stability, long life-spans, relentless technological progress, and plentiful consumer-goods that used to characterize Western Civilization (especially the United States) are extremely anomalous historically.   The sage are thus preparing for an inevitable return to a less prosperous, and a much less peaceful state of affairs, a ‘return’ that […]