Friday, March 07, 2008

Theo notes that the Brit Army snipers

are getting a new boomstick

And Blogger is bloggered, so can't post the picture. Full story here.

And PC pandering pretty much always leads to

crap like this:
Six times a week, Harvard kicks all the guys out of the Quadrangle Recreational Athletic Center at the request of the Harvard Islamic Society. This is to accommodate those female Muslim students whose faith won't let them work out in front of men.

In the old days, Harvard would have laughed if some Catholic or evangelical mother urged "girls-only" campus workouts in the name of modesty. Today, Harvard happily implements Sharia swim times in the name of Mohammed.

And when called on this, what do you get from a Harvard spokesman?
When I asked Harvard spokesman Bob Mitchell about this new Sharia-friendly policy, he denied that they were banning anyone. "No, no," he told me, "we're permitting women to work out in an environment that accommodates their religion."

By banning all men from the facility, right?

"It's not 'banning,' " he insisted. "We're allowing, we're accommodating people."
Yeah. You're 'accommodating' one group by banning another group, which you don't have the balls or the integrity to admit.

Anyone who thinks you can negotiate with Hamas

is a fool. And unless the Palistinian Authority actually does something to stomp on Hamas & Co., it's a waste of time and blood with them, too.
There was no immediate comment from the Israeli government, which mounted a major offensive in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip last week but which pledged after Thursday's shooting to push on with peace negotiations with Hamas's secular rivals in the West Bank.

Friggin' IDIOTS. Hamas shoots rockets constantly into Israel and if the Israelis have the nerve to actually do something about it, whines about (you know it's coming) how they're the victims of Jewish aggression. Etc. And makes heroes out of murderers like this.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Remember: this is one of the people Obama

has worked with:
The Weathermen claimed credit for 25 bombings over the next several years. They set bombs at the rebuilt Haymarket statue; a bathroom at the Pentagon; the Capitol barber shop; the New York City police headquarters; and a variety of other targets.

Dohrn's husband, Bill Ayers confessed that the bomb that killed the aforementioned Weather Underground members in New York was an anti-personnel weapon filled with nails and screws that would have killed or injured many at the Fort Dix dance. Ayers has recently, publicly acknowledged his feeling that his group should, in his opinion, have set off even more bombs.

And the miserable bastard is teaching at the University of Illinois.

And speaking of violent leftists, check this and this out:
Since writing previously, I've learned that the folks trying to screw up the liberalpalooza have their own website: Recreate The site is set up to facilitate communications between protesters, and help them with planning. It includes a primer on 'Direct Action.' The first part is devoted to an argument over semantics -- trying to explain how Direct Action is different from terrorism. Then they assert that while it's not terrorism, 'it is violent:'

To say that it is violent to destroy the machinery of a slaughterhouse or to break windows belonging to a party that promotes war is to prioritize property over human and animal life. This objection subtly validates violence against living creatures by focusing all attention on property rights and away from more fundamental issues.

Oh, it's gonna be interesting in Denver.

Fr. Frog's Guidelines

are found here. Including
1) Beware of the man with one gun.
2) Fancy guns, sights, and gadgetry do not make up for a lack of marksmanship.
3) If you can't do it with a .30-06 you probably can't do it with anything else.
4) If you can't do it with a 2 MOA firearm you probably can't do it with anything else.
5) Sight picture and trigger control are life.
6) Practice, practice, practice!
7) A close miss is still a miss.
8) Smoothness first, the speed will come.
9) Inconsequential increments are meaningless.
10) Most gun writers are pathological liars.



1) Don't overdo the seasonings.
2) An unwatched pot usually boils over.
3) Simple, hearty food, is the best--especially when shared with friends.
4) A day without red wine is not a complete day.
5) Fresh baked bread negates the cholesterol in butter.
6) Use fresh ingredients.
7) The most critical ingredient in a recipe you are working on is the one you ran out of last week.
8) Electric stoves keep cooking once the burner is turned off.
9) Homemade cinnamon buns are considered a health food.
10) Use real butter.

Had forgotten about these.

Just in case Warman or Kinsella happen to read this,

you two are pustules on the backside of a distempered dog. With the runs.

And the 'Canadian Human Rights Commission' is anything but.

An American who happens to have been born somewhere else

I can't remember where I first read this, I think either at Kevin's or the Geek's, but it's true. Here's one of them:
It took a full 14 years before Jamaleldine finally -- and radically -- changed his views on the Americans. It was on June 6, 2005, in the middle of the Iraq war, when he showed up at the US Army recruiting office in Little Rock, Arkansas, to enlist.

And the second time he was wounded:
It's really one of the most remarkable stories I've read of action in Iraq. When Jamaledine was shot, there were no medevac helicopters in the area. There were Apaches. But the Apache is a two seater--no room for cargo, or wounded. When the call went out--by a soldier who was himself wounded--that Jamaledine needed to be evacuated immediately, one of the Apaches landed on the scene and had him strapped in. This meant the co-pilot had to "hang on outside" for the trip back to the base. Both of the crew were risking their jobs, but they got Jemaldine out. The Apache's crew then rejoined the battle, with the co-pilot sitting in a pool of blood for the rest of the night.

This is something that needs to be pointed out to pointed out to the brain-dead jihadis and the 'mothers' who want their kids to become shahid: you may love death, you miserable beings, but we love life, including the lives of our troops. Who'll put their own ass on the line to save one another.

When asked what he considers his personal contribution to peace to be, Jamaleldine says that, first of all, he killed terrorists, thereby preventing them from setting any more bombs. How many terrorists? "A few." Second, he says, he and the other scouts applied so much pressure that, within a few months, the fee for setting bombs had jumped from $50 to $500 per bomb, making life more difficult for the enemy. Third, says Jamaleldine, they took weapons out of circulation that would otherwise have been used against the civilian population. Fourth, they captured some of the people behind the attacks, thereby weakening the network of terror. Finally, he adds, they managed to win over normal Iraqis, the peaceful ones, and convince them to cooperate.

Specialist, if we ever meet, the drinks are on me.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Range report: TT33

Made it to the range today with a box of S&B 7.62x25 ball and a couple of targets. This is the first three magazines plus one round, total of 25 rounds at ten yards

I have to call those three high as my fault. Went through the box with no misfeeds, FTEs or anything else. As mentioned before, it handles the recoil of the cartridge very nicely, and I think either better light or some paint on the front sight would've kept two of those flyers in the black.

The one thing that gave me trouble is this is so similar to a 1911, but the differences sneak up on you. I kept trying to thumb the safety, for instance, when the safety on this one is in a far different place. And the grip is shorter, which made for a bit of fumbling and adjusting. One thing it does share with the 1911 is a good trigger. The Romanians spent some time putting the fire control group together properly: long take-up, then a clean, light break. I think this thing is capable of better accuracy at, say, 25 yards than I am.

Shut up. No commentary on that last needed.

Overall, a very nice pistol. I'll find some international orange paint to touch up the front sight, and I'm wondering how either handloads with the Hornady XTP bullet or the Wolf Gold hollowpoints shoot in it. 90-grain XTP at 1400-1500fps, that'd leave a mark.

Mr. Completely has started a new postal match

All information here.

Personally, I think he's out of his effin' mind. Hit the flies at 25 feet? Offhand? MAYBE with a scope(my current state of vision applies, your results may vary).

Remember the idiot reporter who wandered onto

the ladies' porch? Phelps has a couple of responses to the commenters:
wild schield
March 2nd, 2008 5:16 pm ET
america the land of gun nuts….way to go rednecks. I am so glad i live in europe now where this kind of thing is not tolerated even the least little bit..
….with the danish prime minister right across the street no less can’t wait to see those pics all over the news tommarrow

You better go outside. I bet a bunch of teenagers are burning your car.
Remember, Eurovictims, we are laughing at you, not with you.

Let's see how well gun ownership controls are working in Britain,

that star of the Brady Bunch and VPC dreams.

Not very well.
The rise of violent crime was highlighted yesterday when it was revealed that children as young as eight have been caught with guns.

The searches by police officers in Greater Manchester, which has been plagued by gang shootings, even discovered a machine gun hidden under the bed of a ten-year-old boy.

It is believed that some of the children had been asked to look after handguns for gang members because they are too young to be charged.

Others claimed the weapons belonged to their mother or father or other close relatives.

According to a senior police source, the ten-year-old kept the sub-machine gun in the bedroom of his house in South Manchester. It was not loaded.

But, but handguns are banned! And shotguns and rifles highly restricted! This is unpossible!

Lucy Cope, from Mothers Against Guns, said: "The consequences of an inquisitive eight-year-old getting their hands on a gun do not bear thinking about."

Professor Peter Squires of the Gun Control Network, which campaigns for tighter controls on guns of all kinds, said: "In the more troubling cases serious offenders will have given young children guns to carry because they are off the surveillance radar."

Uh, Ms. Cope and Professor? You're doing what Kevin refers to as "Do it again, only harder!" And it won't work any better in the future than it does now.

We do have to consider that it may be something reported as a 'sub-machine gun' as opposed to an actual sub-gun but in either case the fact remains that on an island, with handguns- let along automatic weapons- banned, and so much as a .22 rifle heavily restricted, they can't keep the crooks from getting guns. And yet people like Obama and Clinton & Co. think the way Britain has gone is THE way to go.


It seems to be getting worse in Paris,

at least from the looks of this:
PARIS - Dozens of hooded attackers opened fire on police this weekend, wounding four officers, France's interior minister said.

Michele Alliot-Marie called the Sunday afternoon attack an "ambush," saying that about 30 people, some of them armed, were waiting for the officers in the southern Paris suburb of Grigny. The officers were responding to a call about vandalism of a local bakery.

'Ambush' is the right word. Planned, prepared and- I don't doubt- more of the same in the making.

Ran across a few things I've got to list

First, advise to tourists in Australia: 'Apex Predator' means exactly what is sounds like:

Next, it appears Colombia isn't going to back down from Chavez & Co.:
"Colombia proposes in the International Criminal Court to denounce the president of Venezuela Hugo Chavez for sponsoring and financing genocide," Mr Uribe said.
Mind you, the ICC will be nothing but a place to make the accusations 'official'; otherwise, the ICC will be the same teats on a boar hog it's always been.
Venezuelan troops were reported to have been moving towards the border. Colombia, which has armed forces twice the size of Venezuela's, has said it would not be provoked into mobilising troops in response.
Translation: "We're not going to do something flashy and give that jackass something else to scream about. We're already prepared, and if he steps over the line we'll kick his ass." However you put that in diplo-speak.

Anybody who goes anywhere and thinks they can roam about with no consideration for personal safety is asking to get hurt.
Last night however, the chief minister of Goa, Digambar Kamat, was reported as saying that foreign women who visited the state should take more responsibility for personal safety.

"Foreign tourists have to be careful," he said. "They can't just do these things and then blame the government for the consequences. You can't expect the government to provide police on the beaches after midnight."

He warned foreign women in Goa to avoid "insecure places" and to take "precautions", but declined to define either.

Mrs MacKeown, of North Devon, who was due to meet Mr Kamat, said it was the responsibility of the government to ensure the safety of visitors.

"If they are saying it's dangerous, then it's the government's responsibility to warn people," she said. "Instead, it's advertised as a hippy paradise."
Madam, an awful lot of 'hippy paradise' places turned out to be damned dangerous. I agree that a government has a responsibility to look to the safety of people, locals and visitors both; that does not mean they can make it completely safe. All around the world, teenagers and others tend to find out the hard way that 'popular destination' includes 'for predators who go after people like you. Especially young females who drink a lot'. No matter how nice the place.

Speaking of fidel's buttmonkey, here's some thoughts on what the monkey is hoping to accomplish, and why he's worried.

Back at home, some people in Congress are actually wanting to do something about the border:
The first initiative involves one of my favorite GOP Senate members, Jeff Sessions of Alabama. He is rolling out nearly a dozen different bills addressing specific border security and enforcement issues. The plan is to announce the campaign tomorrow.
Which is good. Especially when people like Reid are getting advice like this:
...A confidential study assembled for the Democratic leadership earlier this year urged them to start using tougher language. Democrats have focused on offering opportunity to immigrants, but the study by two think tanks urged them to begin speaking in terms of “requiring” illegal immigrants to become legal and about what’s best for the United States.
'Tougher language'. 'Speaking in terms'. Translation: "Say things to make the bigots and racists(D definition: anyone who doesn't want to do what we say) happy, you don't have to mean it."

I'll close with this post from Kim, on what'll happen if the Obamessiah wins.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Just checked AIM,

no TT33 pistols as noted earlier; I must have gotten one of the last. Damn, glad I didn't take more time to decide. They've got CZ82 and 1895 Nagant pistols, and some 59/66 SKS rifles among other long guns. SOG and J&G both shows TT33's still in stock. SOG shows CZ52 pistols, also, only place I've seen them in a while.

Hmmm, Military Gun Supply has CZ52 pistols listed. They've got K31 rifles, too.

Ammo, AIM has a lot, Samco has the brass-case Yugo 7.62x39, in boxes or on strippers. Ah, they've got K31's too, Very Good and Special Select; the Excellent show sold out. Have some 59/66 rifles, too.

AIM also has this up at the top:
03/03/2008 Important Shipping Delay Notice
Due to high order volume we are currently experiencing a slight delay in shipping. Please allow for an additional 1-3 working days for us to process your order. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Damn, you'd think people were buying a lot of stuff for some reason.

Roundup time again

Poor little fidelista buttmonkey Chavez is all unhappy because Colombia took out a FARC terrorist bigshot. In Ecuador. So he has one of his patented Adolf-like fits and sends troops to the Venezuelan border with Colombia, throwing in this bit of crap:
“The Colombian government has become the Israel of Latin America,” an agitated Chavez said, mentioning another country that he has criticized for its military strikes. “We aren’t going to permit Colombia to become the Israel of these lands.”

Got news for you, twinkie: if being the 'Israel of Latin America' means 'find the terrorists and kill them', they're already there. And if your little terrorist buddies and you push it too far, you might find out if Colombia has other things in common with Israel. Like being able to kick your ass. Hell, since you seem to have such a problem with Jews, maybe they'll(or are?) give Columbia some tips.
Further comment at Q&O.

Speaking of Q&O, socialist politician's socialist wife spreads bullcrap. Big surprise, huh?

It's been noted before, one of the big problems with face with the islamists is mothers who hope their kid blows himself up while trying to kill Jews. Or 'crusaders'. Or SOMEBODY. As long as they 'die for islam'. Friggin' idiots.

New boomstick for general issue to the Spec-ops people.

Gee, Obama sucking up to illegals? Whoda thunk it? And George Lopez can kiss my ass.

That's it for now.

Comrades! I got one!

TT33, that is

After trying that one out a while back, and doing a lot of ditheringsome thinking, I decided to get one, having some of my tax refund available. So last week I hied myself off to the AIM site and ordered one(holy crap! I just looked at AIM to link to their pistols, and the TT33's are gone!), which came in yesterday.

It's just like the one I posted on, and in just as nice condition: good finish, bore is bright with sharp rifling, and a fairly amazing trigger for a military sidearm. Amazingly, it was not coated with cosmoline, just a heavy coat of oil inside and out, easy to clean off and replace with a known oil, and appropriate grease on the sear & hammer and frame & slide rails. Came with a holster(in quite good condition), lanyard and a spare mag. You can tell the difference between the original mag and the spare: the original slips in, locks, and slips out nicely, the spare binds some and will need some fitting. Ammo coming in, so should be able to fire it the next day or two.

Monday, March 03, 2008

On alertness and being the well-armed sheep*

One of the things just about every blog touching on self-defense, and every trainer having something to do with it, stresses is awareness. Of what's going on around you, who's around you and so forth.

Go read this at Xavier's. Being aware, and quickly figuring what to do, at the least kept them from being robbed: at most, injured and maybe killed.

I'd guess they saw a man with a kid and the magic box, and thought he'd be too busy with the kid to notice them 'till too late. I'll throw out a thought: a man, even a good-sized one, who's too preoccupied to take notice of what's around him will be seen as a better victim than a smaller woman who's seeing what's going on.

* I think it was Churchill who said something about democracy being two wolves discussing lunch, and a well-armed sheep arguing the point.
Correction: it was two wolves and a sheep discussing lunch; a republic is a well-armed sheep disputing the menu.

Dumbass Journalist Trespasses;

It being Texas, there are Consequences

Go ahead and read the CNN story. Then, assuming you want to read lots of PSH, read some of the comments; you'll find lots and lots of GFW weenies moaning about 'uncivilized' and 'barbaric' America, and how the rest of the world laughs at us. But the best summing up is this one:
I'm not American, and you people need to re-read the story. At no time does it say she POINTED the gun at the journalist. She simply had it in her hand. There was a stranger on her property and she went out to investigate. The gun was there in case she needed it. He ran off like most Europenas do at the first sign of conflict and that was the end of it. Big deal

Game, set, match.

I don't like working on ladders in the best of times

Which times do not include 35 degrees, gusting north winds and wet, soft ground.

You need the full timeline for this:
Yesterday evening it was almost 70, winds gusting out of the south at, on 35 or so(until the strong ones hit). Then it started pouring rain and the tornado sirens started blowing as the storms set up by the cold front moved through. No tornado, happily, the circulation didn't develop fully. Then the front came through with the same winds and gusts from the north. So I came home to find it had ripped some of the siding on one side of the house loose during the day. So I had to run to the store for screws & sealant, get out the ladder and the steel squares I keep for such things, set up the ladder and repair the mess. No way I was going to let it sit with the wind working on it all night, especially with a chance of some more snow.

So the siding is repaired, though a few spots will need extra attention tomorrow when it's warmer and the wind is down. A few years ago I bought a steel folding ladder, one of those you can set up as a stepladder or work platform, and set up as the latter it let me do the work with a reasonably solid base. Which doesn't change the fact I was standing on a ladder on wet ground in gusting wind on a cold day. Couple of years ago, after a lot of sleet and a little freezing rain, I discovered too late that I'd damn near frozen my fingertips on several fingers, and I may have frostbit them just a bit; as a consequence this kind of crap makes them stiffer and number than formerly. Especially since I can't wear gloves and handle the screws, etc. Which is why my first notice of something puncturing a finger was the red smears on the siding. Washed up now, bleeding stopped and feeling has returned to the digits in question.

Sometimes a house is just SO much fun.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Oh joy, I hear the tornado sirens

sounding just south of me, and the weather radar shows a circulation moving through that area.

This is part of the line of nasty storms about to move through, but don't worry; later tonight, after the front moves through, the rain will be changing to snow. With highs tomorrow in the mid-30's.

'Tis the season, etc., bah humbug.

Wow, the VPC really has a blog*

Though they say nasty things about John Browning:
The patron-saint of all Gun Blobbers, John Browning invented numerous firearms and thus is the source of much of the world’s ills. Gun Blobbers idolize him because he represents someone who acted completely sane around firearms. We at the VPC Blog know this is a quality only to found in Law Enforcement Officers, thus his fanatics are deluding themselves.

Here is a sample list of his crimes:

Turned a lever-action rifle into an assault weapon. He probably used Black Magic in order to accomplish this feat.
From this, he designed the M1895 machine gun, and then the M2 machine gun.
The Browning Automatic Rifle. Truly a deadly assault weapon.
Created the the M1911 and Browning Hi-Power pistols, frequently used by gangsters.
He created six deadly pistol cartridges: .25 ACP*, .32 ACP, .38 ACP, .380 ACP, 9mm Browning Long, and .45 ACP.
And, worst of all, he created the .50 Caliber Browning Machine Gun cartridge.

If you haven't seen it already, check out all the goodness.

*Ok, so it's not actually theirs, but it makes as much sense as they do.

Kevin brought up antidepressants and campus shooters

here, and it brings a thought to mind: I wonder how many of these people were on ritalin at some point as they grew up? And considering the way some of this stuff can- sometimes permanently- mess with brain chemistry, could that be a contributing factor to later problems/medications/outcomes?

There's been a lot of stuff over time about the number of kids, almost all boys, put on this stuff,and problems/possible long-term problems from it. Which makes me wonder, if you've got a kid who was drugged with this stuff, often for years, growing up could that be a factor in later diagnosis of depression, etc.? And/or problems with the antidepressants prescribed?

Back when the kids were small, I worried about this crap because son was standard young male: problems sitting still, etc., and several times some teacher spoke to his mom(she had primary custody) about "I think it would be good for him to take ritalin". As it worked out, I always found out about this later and it was never a real threat; whatever problems I had with my ex, worrying about her folding up for some teacher with a drug fetish wasn't one of them. At all. I'd imagine the teacher(in some cases 'excuse for a') wound up fairly sorry she brought it up. But how many kids wound up being dosed because
A: some 'teacher' found handling drugged kids easier than active, questioning ones,
B: parents conditioned to 'go with what the teacher says' just said 'ok', or were browbeaten into agreeing. There's an awful lot of cases that have come out where some idiot 'teacher' called DHS or whoever and they both threatened the parents if they didn't agree to drug the kid(I will save the rant on that bullcrap for later),
and how many of those kids may be/are set up for real problems later by this stuff?

Considering how many kids have been/are on these drugs, it's a real worry.