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Mission of the Handgun

25 Sept 21   “The ‘Mission of a Handgun’ is to provide protection from unexpected, personal attack.   Some scoff that I am always armed. Yet, firearms are essential ‘Safety/Rescue Equipment.’   Carrying a pistol on one’s person is analogous to keeping a fire-extinguisher in the home. Most homes will never need one, but more […]

Let’s pretend!

23 Sept 21   “There are always those who mistake their own dilapidated condition for the decadence of a civilization.”   Romain Gary   Let’s pretend!   From a friend in MA:   “Our local newspaper in Worcester, MA (Boston) has announced that it will no longer report violent crime in the area, because such […]


17 Sept 21   “Who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living” George Bernard Shaw   Shortages!   As one tours a typical Wal Mart, supermarket, or even a sporting-good store today, he will see what America has never been know for:   Empty shelves!   This used to […]

The Republic We Save

13 Sept 21   “We simply traded one repressive state for another.   The only difference was that this one was our own”   Viet Thanh Nguyen, speaking of the Communist takeover of Vietnam   We will now see a continual series of JRB-manufactured  “crises,” one or two per month, each designed to grant additional […]

Illegal Drug Evasion!

10 Sept 21   “Those capable of tyranny are capable of perjury to sustain it”   Lysander Spooner   Illegal Drug Evasion!   “Be prepared to pay the price,” snarls JRB as he yesterday threatens all American Citizens.   He has no threats for the Taliban, but plenty for Americans!   He piously insists that […]


8 Sept 21   “Betrayal is the only truth that sticks.”   Arthur Miller   After our hopelessly bungled Afghan withdrawal, proposals for an “EU Army” re-emerge, in earnest!   Anxious Europeans are now talking openly about forming an “EU Army,” completely independent of Washington DC.   Western and Eastern European nations have lost all […]


7 Sept 21 Flashlights! Every Operator, without fail, carries at least one tactical flashlight. I recommend that everyone in the family, even those who do not normally go armed, also carry tactical flashlights. All my grandchildren over the age of nine carry one routinely. Flashlights are not regulated and can be legally carried in schools, […]

Current State:

4 Sept 21   From a good friend and major distributor:   “1) Compact rifles from Marcolmar (particularly the CETME-LC), Arsenal, Zastava, Troy, IWI, Century Arms, Kel-Tec, North American Arms, Robinson Armament, et al go out the door as fast as we can get them in!   2) Accessories from High Speed Gear, Comp-Tac, Blue […]

Dishonorable men who have scant regard for principled behavior.

3 Sept 21   “We live in a time of shallow values held by dishonorable men who have scant regard for principled behavior.” Botha   Despicable cowards, at the highest levels of government, have presented our nation with yet another contemptible, disgusting, and preventable trouncing!   The Taliban’s renascent victory in Afghanistan, where many innocent […]

LAPD Saga!

1 Sept 21   This is a note from my good friend, and esteemed colleague, Larry Mudgett, in response to my Quip on NYPD’s recent upgrade to five-pound Glock triggers.   Larry is a legend within our Art. I’ve learned much from him.   When Larry talks, I listen!   “As a young officer in […]


30 Aug 21   “Communism, not a political form of governance, but a corroding social disease that becomes epidemic”   James Drout   “Leftists are like the HIV virus.   Seedy parasites that shut-down a civilization’s natural defenses, so that they can infect, multiply and consume the nation’s resources, feeding their ever-useless, non-productive selves, until […]

A New Epiphany!

25 Aug 21   The nation’s largest police department, NYPD, has had yet another epiphany!   Since using G19s (for the most part) since the 1990s, all equipped with department-mandated “NY Triggers,” which boosted trigger pull-weight to a nominal twelve pounds, the department has now decided to reduce trigger pull-weight back to five/six pounds, which […]

News is not good!

23 Aug 21   “See skulking Truth, to her old cavern fled,Mountains of casuistry heaped o’er her head!Philosophy, that leaned on Heaven before,Shrinks to her ‘second cause,’ and is no more.Physic of Metaphysic begs defense,And Metaphysic calls for aid on Sense!See Mystery to Mathematics fly!In-vain they gaze, turn giddy, rave, and die!Religion, blushing, veils her […]

Language as Fraud

19 Aug 21   Leftists aren’t “involved with fraud”  Leftists ARE fraud!”   Farnam   Language of cowardice:   Of the unfolding Afghanistan disaster, our Secretary of Defense said yesterday:   “We don’t have the capability to go out and collect large numbers of people.”   He carefully avoids use of the arrant verb, “rescue.” […]


17 Aug 21   “Cowardice, rightly understood, begins with selfishness, ends with shame.”   José Rizal   Taliban insurgents, immediately upon their nearly effortless take-over of the entirety of Afghanistan, began:   1) Forcibly confiscating all privately-owned weapons. They want no serious opposition. This is exactly what Democrats want to do here!   2) Going […]

That Clever Covid!

11 Aug 21   “… and it won’t make one bit of difference if I answer right or wrong.   When you’re rich, they think you really know!”   Reb Tevye (played by Chaim Topol) in “If I Were a Rich Man,” from the 1971 feature film, “Fiddler on the Roof”   “Deplorables,” the favorite […]


10 Aug 21   An unreported commercial flying incident, from a friend and student:   “In the middle of a commercial flight (domestic) last week, flight attendants suddenly asked if there was a physician on-board.   I discretely raised my and, and they came and escorted me to the front of the aircraft.   They […]

“Extemists” to the Rescue!

4 Aug 21   “A casual stroll through a lunatic asylum will convince you that ‘faith’ proves nothing.”   Friedrich Nietzsche   “Extremists” to the rescue!   In promoting the concept of hot ranges, I often put it this way:   “Range Safety” is correctly defined as, “Those reasonable precautions we take to reduce risk, […]

Slaves Indeed!

2 Apr 21   “My faith in God is strong, but my faith in our ‘leadership’ is weak”   Abraham Lewis   In a cynical gesture to his Marxist base, JRB has announced that the current pestilence of “gun violence” infesting virtually all our metro areas, particularly those with Democrat mayors, is all caused by […]


28 July 21   Police “Reform?”   Last Saturday, Sheriff’s deputies in WA attempted to pull-over a school bus that had been reported stolen.   The driver refused to pull over, despite multiple police vehicles in pursuit, all with lights and sirens engaged.   Yet, the pursuit had to be called-off.   As the bus […]