Fear of our Freedom!

3 Mar 22   “When ‘faith in our freedom’ gives way to ‘fear of our freedom,’ silencing the minority becomes the operative protocol.”   Joel Salatin   A former UK Police Inspector, Colin Greenwood, wrote in his 1972 book, “Firearms Control” that it sounds so lofty and pious when politicians say that “criminals and lunatics” […]

Disenchanted Ears!

2 Mar 22   “They’re mortal. They have mortal weaknesses.”   Professor Clayton Forrester (played by Gene Barry) in the 1953 movie version of HG Wells’ “War of the Worlds.”   Last night, in his State of the Union Speech, JRB predictably called, once more, for a ban on (as yet undefined) “assault weapons” and […]

“Keep and Bear”

27 Feb 22   “Plans rarely work perfectly, but preparation always pays off.”   Eisenhower   “Vlad the Invader” is unhappily discovering that armed, free citizens don’t give-in so easily!   Arms are being issued to erstwhile unarmed Ukrainians rather late in the game, but free citizens with the will and means to fight effectively […]

Red Dawn!

24 Feb 22   “In what used to be referred to as “Western Civilization,” we’ve convinced ourselves that hard decisions, productive work, and sacrifice are things of the past, unnecessary in a “New Age,” where everything we could ever possibly want may be had without effort.   And, thus willingly self-deceived, we foolishly vote for […]

You’re next!

22 Feb 22   “Weakness, the oxygen of tyrants”   Dagen McDowell   Vlad P has all the respect and admiration for JRB in 2022 that Hitler had for Neville Chamberlain in 1938! Imagine the howls of laughter and knee-slapping occurring right now in the Kremlin at the news of White House’s indecisive hand-wringing, nail-biting, […]

Standing Fast!

18 Feb 22   “I’ve looked all around, and I’ve yet to see a single person wearing a ‘Build Back Better’ baseball cap”   Anon   American liberals have spent the last four decades deliberately demonizing the Art of Marksmanship and thus driving honorable activities such as target riflery and field hunting out of high […]


15 Feb 22   Comments on blown primers, from friends, students, instructors:   “Any time 5.56 brass is reclaimed for reloading, there is a risk of getting cases that are from 5.56-level ammunition, but that were fired in .223 chambers.   The combination of 5.56-pressure ammunition fired in a chamber with .223-spec freebore and throat […]

Blown Primers!

14 Feb 22   Blown primers!   At a DTI Urban Rifle Course in SC last weekend, a student brought an M4 chambered for 300Blk. Ammunition was factory reloads from a reputable source.   The rifle was running normally when the bolt abruptly failed to close, and of course, the rifle to fire.   Looking […]

Mossberg MC2

7 Feb 22   Mossberg MC2 Pistol   Over the past week I’ve had the chance to shoot and carry the relatively new Mossberg pistols, the MC2c and MC2sc (“compact” and “sub-compact”).   I have to hand it to Mossberg! This feisty American gun company has fearlessly entered the crowded and extremely competitive arena of […]

“Grievance-Based Violence’

2 Feb 22   “We’ll have lower and lower horizons imposed upon us, until we all find ourselves in 400 square-foot squalid, government-owned, apartments, in high-rise ghettos, while our pampered, dynastic, ruling aristocracy rides in limousines, ever-escorted by armies of heavily-armed guards, and soars the stratosphere in Gulfstream IIs, contemptuously looking down upon us surfs […]

Crime Wave!

31 Jan 22   Crime Wave!   “When a citizen affirmatively practices ‘avoidance,’ lethal force in defense of one’s own continued good health is rarely necessary, but when it is, it is acutely necessary, and nothing less will suffice. Displaying and/or discharging a gun is not always an acceptable solution to deadly conduct on the […]

Enemy at the Gate!

28 Jan 22   “Is there no virtue among us? If there is not, we are without hope! No form of government, existing or theoretical, will keep us from harm. To think that any government, in any form, will insure liberty and happiness for an dishonorable population represents the height of self-deception.”   James Madison […]

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. […]