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 […]


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, […]


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. […]

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.” […]