Saturday, September 21, 2019

Bit of a wet September so far,


So much bullshit packed into so short a piece

In the hands of the average soldier, the M-16 was not only more lethal but more forgiving of poor marksmanship. Firing range instructors pointed out that with an M-16, any hit on the human profile target was scored as a “kill.” The M-16’s small-caliber, high-velocity bullet would do more damage than the once standard, slower and larger 30-caliber projectile. A single M-16 bullet was designed to take off a hand at the wrist or ricochet inside a body to cause more medically untreatable damage. Though the M-16 could be fully automatic, we were taught to use it in semi-automatic mode — in other words, like an AR-15.
"Therefore you pretend soldiers should be good citizens and surrender the too-deadly guns you own, for the public good!"

So your 1903A3 and Garand and such are just poor substitutes for the AR.  And you can keep them until they decide they're also too dangerous for us peasants to own.

Yes, it's a war, and these idiots

want to break the tools that- hell, just read:
"To decarbonize," wrote Ben Tarnoff in the Guardian to his online readers, "we must decomputerize."
[M]uch of the electricity that powers the cloud is generated by burning fossil fuels. As a result, machine learning has a large carbon footprint... training a model for natural-language processing – the field that helps “virtual assistants” like Alexa understand what you’re saying – can emit as much as 626,155lb of carbon dioxide. That’s about the same amount produced by flying roundtrip between New York and Beijing 125 times. ...

To decarbonize, we need to decomputerize.

This proposal will no doubt be met with charges of Luddism. Good: Luddism is a label to embrace. The Luddites were heroic figures and acute technological thinkers. ... Luddism urges us to consider: progress towards what and progress for whom? Sometimes a technology shouldn’t exist. Sometimes the best thing to do with a machine is to break it.
I wonder if this moron understands the actual short- and long-term consequences of what he's pushing?  Or if he considers all the people dead to be a plus.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Friday, threat of rain

So a good time to finish the outside stuff and do some research

The genius chief of Houston PD

Bad guy gets an officer's gun and shoots him with it, and this is what the asshole says:
Chief Acevedo responded to the incident by denouncing those who will offer sympathy for the officer while refusing to support gun control.

He said, “We were in Washington Monday talking about gun violence in our city, in our community, in our country, and I don’t want to hear from politicians tomorrow about how much they care about my cop.”
Nasty situation, and he wants to use it for this?

He used to be chief at Austin, from what I've heard he finally stepped on his own dick badly enough he had to leave and Houston was dumb enough to hire him, and he's doing the same "We need more gun laws!" crap that helped make him such a jerk in Austin.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Patricia Eddington and TexasMomsforBeto!: Speaking of ignorance and idiots,

“But some of these bullets as you saw have an incendiary device on the tip of it, which is a heat-seeking device, so you don’t shoot deer with a bullet that size. If you do, you could cook it at the same time.”
“Here is the thing… I don't think you could even eat the meat of an animal killed with a semi automatic weapon. It would be so full of shrapnel.”
Just amazing, isn't it?

Now consider the ignorance and, often, stupidity, of those who voted for her

“Well, there’s a lot of things I could list.  I would love to see a ban on semiautomatic weapons, and the ammunition that goes with them but right now we’re working on background checks,” she says with an air of confidence. 

Wait, what?  Did she really just say ban all semiautos and the ammo that goes with ‘em???  Banning semiauto ammo would mean banning most categories of firearms.
Nuance Bro did what any credible journalist would do in his position and asked for her to clarify her radically inane statement.  

“I would like [the U.S.] to mirror California’s gun laws,” she says to sum up her stance.  
But you can buy semiautomatic handguns in California, he responds.  To which she says, “Well, we’ve banned the bump stock.”

Huh?  WTF!!! But wait, it gets better (and by “better,” I mean dumber).
Yes, it does.

Considering the number of mobs that have been forming

in some places, and what they do, this has some good information on CCW and when to draw.  And things not to do.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

That light .45-70 load I mentioned?

I finally remembered to take a picture.  300-grain cast bullet(#2 Buffalo from Missouri Bullet Company), 9.0 grains Titegroup, CCI large pistol magnum primer
That's 11 rounds at 30 yards.  I need to make up more of these to try at longer distance.  Low recoil, and a potential for interesting accuracy

Is there anything that won't cause leftists to scream

"Racist!" or something equally idiotic?

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: ignorant fool,

liar, or deluded clown?
...I've held an AR-15 in my hand, I wish I had it. It is as heavy as 10 boxes that you might be moving and the bullet that is utilized, a .50-caliber, these kinds of bullets need to be licensed and do not need to be on the street," she said recently on Capitol Hill.
Such a load of shit or ignorance you will rarely see in part of a sentence.

Take note of this from her bill:
In July, Jackson Lee introduced several gun control bills in the House, which would ban the possession of firearms over .50 caliber and restrict individuals "from storing a firearm in a residence" where someone "under 18 is likely to get access to the firearm without their permission." The legislation would "exempt those individuals who keep their firearms or ammunition secured, unloaded, and separately in a safe certified by the Attorney General and locked with a certified lock, or if it’s stored at a gun range or storage facility that is certified by the Attorney General."
"I can't ban everything, so I'll make it as difficult and expensive as possible to exercise this right I disapprove of."

I'm wondering just what kind of payoffs she provides to keep getting reelected.

Taurus decided to make a .380 revolver

(using moon clips) for those who have a problem with harder-recoiling cartridges, but according to the review I just read in Shooting Times it has a 14-pound trigger pull.

I wonder if it occurred to anyone at Taurus that people who choose a .380 often do because they have physical problems that might make that heavy a trigger a disqualifier?

Next time "The Clinton Assault Weapons Ban saved lives!" crap come around,

 point them to the data they don't want to hear about. And wish nobody knew about.

And what was the result of this ban? The bill mostly targeted the cosmetic qualities of these weapons — restrictions which manufacturers circumvented by altering production so that the banned elements were excluded. But even without these loopholes, the ban’s impact on violence would have been minimal. A Justice Department report examining the impact of the ban was underwhelming at best. “Should it be renewed, the ban’s effects on gun violence are likely to be small at best and perhaps too small for reliable measurement,” the report states. The report goes on to explain that the law’s larger impact on overall gun violence was minimal, because the banned weapons were rarely involved in criminal acts in the first place. According to the FBI, rifles — a broader category that lumps together your grandpappy’s hunting rifle with military-style rifles — constitute an average of 340 homicides per year. Though any loss of life is tragic, these numbers don’t exactly rise to the occasion in solving what is commonly characterized as a national epidemic. But this debate isn’t about just any old rifle, right? The scope of this debate is often targets one specific style of the rifle: the infamous AR-15.

Monday, September 16, 2019

A short ammo test note: S&B .300 Blackout

Forgot to add this when it was actually fired, and just ran across the picture.  This is from a box of Sellier & Bellot 124-grain .300 Blackout, FMJ target ammo, that was given to me by the folks at Widener's.  This was fired at 200 yards from a AR15, last group of the day
Not bad at all.  Lower POI than with the 110-grain bullets he'd zeroed it with*, and I'm pretty sure I slipped just a fraction on that far-left shot.  I need to get a chance to shoot the rest of the box, and make sure I do it right.

I've still most of the box of Winchester .45-70 300-grain soft-points to shoot as well, but due to a situation, that'll be a while.  So will more testing on some personal stuff of somewhat stiff recoil.

*As I recall, it was set to be about 1.5" high at 100.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

A: Hell yes we'll be playing this for years,

it's a Democrat Presidential candidate admitting what you bastards want to do.

B: It's not a case of "... try to scare people by saying that Democrats are coming for your guns." to quote said bastard; you're just pissed that he's the first one of that clown car convention group to say it out loud.

C: Take your "I'm a gun owner" crap, write it on an old shovel handle, and fuck yourself with it.  We've been hearing that from gun-bigot politicians like you for decades now, and it means squat.

D: ...I don't think that having our presidential candidates like Congressman O’Rourke did, say that we're going to try to take people’s guns against their will is a wise either policy or political move."
Nice to have you admit what really bothers you about this.  Asshat.

Democrat Party, 'Hypocritical Bastards' is thy name

The No Fly list is an inaccurate piece of crap, but they want to ban anyone on it from buying or owning firearms because "You're a terrorist!"

They killed an amendment to their latest gun-grab bill that would red flag people on the law enforcement gang list.  Guess why they killed it?
Like the no-fly lists, which have erroneously flagged many innocent individuals as terrorists (including the late Sen. Ted Kennedy), the gang databases are often inaccurate, Democrats said.

“You know, California had these databases, and they finally stopped when they discovered that they had 3-year-olds on the databases as gang members,” Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California said. “I mean, so some of these are reliable, a lot of them are not.”
Miserable, slimy bastards they are.