1936-1939

1 Dec 21   “People say poverty is bad, but in fact poverty is good! The poorer people are, the more ‘revolutionary’ they become”   Mao Zedong   In China, during the 1950s and 1960s, Mao ordered his mobs to raid private businesses, also raiding and stripping the private homes of business-owners, often beating and […]

Mobs!

27 Nov 21   “Flash Mobs”   Well-organized looting-attacks on retail stores, sometimes entire shopping districts, are now common in CA, OR, and WA, particularly in LA, SF, Portland, and Seattle, as these metro areas are controlled by pro-criminal/anti-business Democrat/Marxists.   “Flash-mobs,” as they are called, operate freely in these leftist-controlled areas, as looters have […]

Winchester’s 1894 and the 30-30

23 Nov 21   Winchester 1984 and the 30-30 Cartridge:   The rimmed 30 WCF (“Winchester Center Fire”), which a short time later became generally known as the “30-30″ (“30-caliber bullet in front of 30 grs of powder”), initially marketed by Winchester in 1895, was among the first sporting cartridges to use smokeless propellant, from […]

Verdict!

21 Nov 21   Verdict in WI, my view:   Reaction to the Rittenhouse verdict by strutting leftist peacocks in the media reveals much about their true, and frightening, agenda!   Lawful self-defense is intended to give us “ordinary” citizens the right and ability to effectively protect our lives and the lives of others. And, […]

What did you expect?

17 Nov 21   “When we abandon the past in the pursuit of the future, we’ve left all of the construction materials behind. So, we might show up at the site, but we’re not going to be building anything.”   Craig D Lounsbrough   Coming to a city near you?   Don’t bother calling the […]

Design Errors!

15 Nov 21   “Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.”   Elbert Hubbard   What should go inside trigger guards, and what task(s) should be assigned to the trigger?   My opinion:   In order to prevent unintentional discharges, there should […]

Floodgates!

9 Nov 21   “We continue to be exasperated by the view, apparently gaining momentum in certain circles, that armed robbery is ‘okay’ so long as nobody gets hurt!   The proper solution to armed robbery is a dead robber!”   Jeff Cooper   “Open the floodgates?”   NYC’s liberal elite have fought tirelessly for […]

Safe Places?

4 Nov 21   “People often believe they are ‘safe’ in the light, thinking monsters only came out at night.   But ‘safety,’ like light itself, is a facade!”   CJ Roberts   “Safe” Places?   Did Mexican LEOs react decisively to take-out multiple gunmen who stormed the beach at the swank Hyatt Hotel in […]

Fail-Safe

2 Nov 21   “Fail-Safe machines can be truly tested only once:   The single time they’re actually used!”   Eugene Burdick   Fail-safe   Most guns feature some kind of “fail-safe” design that prevents broken parts of the gun from flying back at the shooter in the event of a catastrophic rupture (usually caused […]

Paradise?

28 Oct 21   “Stupidity is the same as evil, when you judge by results.”   Margaret Atwood   Trouble in “Paradise?”   In socialist Sweden, gun control is utterly draconian (exactly what Democrats want here).   Yet, violent crime in Sweden is out of control, and getting worse!   Heavily-armed ethnic criminal gangs in […]

Modern Arms

26 Oct 21   “An armed man is a ‘little republic,’ unto himself!”   Dan Baum   Military Rifle Basics:   Gas and delayed-blowback operating systems are the only ones suitable to modern, auto-loading military rifles. Recoil-operated rifles, with their moving barrels and required bearing surfaces, don’t work well in the field. The Maxim and […]

Too Stupid?

22 Oct 21   “Don’t get high on your own supply”   Drug-dealer’s axiom “Don’t spend too much time reading your own press-releases” Political equivalent   Liberal hypocrites!   Actor, Alec Baldwin, the same Hollywood leftist/elitist who insists, ad nauseam, that we mere peons, we the “unworthy and unwashed,” are too stupid to own guns, […]

Fit to Fight?

19 Oct 21   What to do!   “Those not capable of spirited, efficacious fighting are in continuous danger of being massacred!”   Anon   Americans residing in Republican Red States, with “shall-issue CCW policies” have a range of viable self-arming options. Yet, competent training is still critically necessary when privately owned and carried guns […]

A bad week for the unarmed!

16 Oct 21   The folly of the unarmed!   Both the UK and Norway last week saw wanton murders of the unarmed.   In the UK, it was a lone, knife-wielding attacker who murdered a Member of Parliament as the MP was holding an informal meeting with constituents. The MP died at the scene […]

OH Hunting Adventure!

14 Oct 21   Hunting in OH!   Tuesday, I shot a 100lb Fallow Deer at a range of 50m. Broadside, and the bullet entered just above the point of the shoulder. It went through-and-through (fully expanded) and was not recovered   I used my Marcolmar CETME/LC with Aimpoint T1. Ammunition was Defiant Munitions all-copper […]

Europe

10 Oct 21   News from Western Europe, from a friend living in Belgium:   “Within the EU, there has been a magazine-capacity limit of ten rounds (rifles and pistols) since 2017, along with other confusing ‘regulations’ too numerous to list, nor comprehend.   For this reason, Izhmash (Russian)-manufactured Kalashnikovs in 5.45×39 are more popular […]

Ammunition News!

5 Oct 21   Good news on ammunition:   Peter Pi, Jr, President of Defiant Munitions in Sturgis, SD has just announced a 20% off sale, lasting today and tomorrow, for DTI students, instructors, and DTI Quips subscribers.   This is all “high-performance” ammunition! Defiant Munitions in 9mm and 5.56×45 are what I carry and […]

Our “Unarmed Forces”

2 Oct 21   “The Pentagon stinks, just as bad as the rest of ‘The Swamp’”   Brunken   Our pathetic “unarmed forces”   On 18 Sept 21 (Sat), without any kind of warning, a man “wearing full ninja-garb” (whatever that means) attacked members of our US Army’s Special Operations Unit, in the middle of […]

Goodby 1A!

28 Sept 21   “In a single generation, the USA has gone from undisputed leader in the ‘Idea Economy,’ to a censored and barren wasteland of ‘wokeness.’”   AE Samaan   Say Goodby to 1A!   Nevada has, by choice, become victim to the current wave of Marxism, now gripping our country. Other blue counties, […]

SB544

27 Sept 21   Oregon’s new SB544   “Politicians are all the same.   They promise to build a bridge, where there is no river.”   Nikita Khrushchev   Democrats in OR, in their tireless effort to rescind our Second Amendment, have put into law the draconian SB544, with the aid of several sleazy RINOs. […]