2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

You want to know why I DEMAND the right to own a gun?

..because animals like this roam our streets with them!!!

Baby Shot in Stroller by Criminals Angered that Mother Didn't Have Any Money..

It's simple, shoot a baby and get killed yourself....

I do not wish to use the image of this young child to further what some might see as my own political agenda so I will not post his pic, but to say the least, looking at him and thinking what these bastards did makes me sick to my stomach.

As long as criminals like these two future felons roam the streets with weapons I too will DEMAND through my government the right to defend myself with one.   I am not saying a gun in the hand of the mother would of changed this outcome, but I am sure that not having one definitely excluded any outcome that would of resulted with the killers being shot in the head and not her son.  


British Boob request to a medic...

Yeah, she's cute, but then again women in uniform are appealing to me to begin with....


Story online about a wounded Brit soldier that asked to see the breasts of the medic treating him as he laid in pain after having both legs blown off...

Story here....

So seriously, you think if in the same position you would of done the same thing?

Not that this young lady should be expected at any point to comply (or actually to have to put up with such requests to begin with) but I think it would of been a better ending if the story read she pulled them out and he instantly came out of shock or something....but then again I like boobs.

Thank God Mark Kelly lives in Arizona....

...because when the dealer he sought to buy an AR for a "stunt" told him to "pound sand" I am sure there was some around to be found!!

That's right, the shop owner returned his money after thinking it over.  The gun in question had a state mandated 20 day waiting period since it was used to determine if it had been used in a crime or stolen.  From the shop keepers FaceBook account...

“While I support and respect Mark Kelly’s 2nd Amendment rights to purchase, possess and use firearms in a safe and responsible manner, his recent statements to the media made it clear that his intent in purchasing the Sig Sauer M400 5.56mm rifle from us was for reasons other than for his personal use. In light of this fact, I determined that it was in my company’s best interest to terminate this transaction.”

Story here...

So in response to those Axe body spray ads...."what beats an astronaut?"....

....common sense....

throbbing vein in head caused by denial of purchase....


Monday, March 25, 2013

Emma and the AK....

My friend Emma from work is on vacation down South this week with her beau visiting family in South Carolina.  She posted this pic of her with an AK at a range down that way...


Far from being just a one time deal, she does shoot occasionally at the range with her boyfriend.  She is not what I would call your typical gun supporter.  She is a fairly ardent liberal and supports the "universal background checks" that a lot of folks want to see pass apparently. She is also big on a lot of typically liberal issues like at will abortions, gay marriage, liberal spending policies and the like.  And, it goes without saying that last election I am sure she did not vote for the Mormon guy and his buck fever running mate.  Fairly easy to justify given her age, occupation and upbringing.  That being said its important to note that just because she fits the mold of "one of them" doesn't mean she is totally against guns. 

She and I don't totally meet in the middle when it comes to how they might be regulated or licensed (shudder) but at least we are in the same room on the fact that they are not uncontrollable killing machines that just being in the presence of immediately constitutes a danger.  This is good, as it means that just looking at election or poll results doesn't mean as definitive a "mandate" as some people may have you believe.  I have stated on more than one occasion that the 2nd Amendment is not reserved for one particular political slice of American.  It is not a black/white, democrat/republican, left/right, gay/straight, less filling/tastes great or what-have-you issue.  The 2nd Amendment applies to ALL of us, just like everything else in the bill of rights.  As long as I know some people we would normally call "one of them" also realize this I have hope that we can retain our constitutionally guaranteed rights against the oppression of "the enlightened ones".

And just to show she is serious...she even took out uber lib Sean Penn....

come on, it looks like him....right?

Monday, March 18, 2013

Swiss precission....


Well, as you may recall I got a K-31 from SAMCO right before we learned that my wife will not be employed in the near future, and despite my best efforts to get the order cancelled it shipped to me. After looking it over I decided to keep it. I finally got a chance to put rounds downrange with it with surplus Swiss G11 7.5x55 ammo... here was the results at 25 yards with the first 5 shots.

OK, so windage is on but elevation is a bit off (sights were set to their lowest ladder setting of 100 meters).  Still, despite the one flyer (in the first 3 rounds as it always is...wth is up with that?!!?) that is a solid group.  Given, Swiss ammo is pretty much match grade for the most part, but still that is pretty damn good for a rifle with open notch sights off of a semi-supported position from a bench.

25 yards is not that far but its far enough to judge how capable a weapon is at longer ranges.  Its the distance that soldiers in the US Army are taught to zero their rifle as a 1" group at this distance equals a 4 MOA rifle (which is supposedly a standard requirement of all US firearms).  With 5.56 ammo out of an AR a group zeroed at 25 meters (close enough in yards) will have a similar ballistic impact at 250 yards, hence its suitability for zeroing purposes for a battle sight setting.  Now, I have been told that 7.5x55 Swiss is ballistically similar to .308 as far as trajectory goes, but I have yet to find a table showing such info.  I would expect at 25 yards that impacts would be a bit low due to sight heights and such, but this seems a bit low.  Have to find out what needs to be adjusted, or maybe just try an actual 100 yard zero (didn't have quite the room for that where I was at to allow a safe backstop as well).

Either way, this rifle is a superb example of quality machining that was available at the time of its manufacture (the Swiss weren't bothered much by the war and could produce their military firearms at a higher level of quality than other European countries at the time) and also the result of pairing with quality ammo.

Yeah, this one isn't leaving my safe any time soon.

Friday, March 15, 2013

That Mark Kelly guy is funny...

Well, by this time you have probably seen this pic going around...

"I'm going to buy this AR....that'll show 'em!"

It shows Mark Kelly, CPT, USN, Astronaut and husband of former Arizona Democratic Congresswoman Gabby Giffords filling out the background check info for an AR at an Arizona gun store.  As you know, he has been near the forefront of anti-gun legislation ever since he wife was shot 2 years ago during a public speaking even outside a shopping plaza in Arizona.  He has championed the anti-2A's crusade to ban so called "assault weapons" and such, and here he is buying an AR.  His explanation?  He went into the shop to by a 1911 and saw the AR and then decided to buy it to show how easy it was to get one and he will turn it over to the police once he gets it (it was used and there is a law in Arizona requiring the state to ensure it has not been used in a crime prior to transferring possession that causes a waiting period).

Hmmmm, that doesn't pass the "sniff test" for me.
Meme of the day...

First off, why do you "need" to go buy a 1911 anyway there Captain Kelly?  Doesn't seem like that would be very conducive behaviour for someone trying to ban others from having guns now, does it?  While totally within your rights (the same ones the rest of us want to keep), its akin to Mayor Bumbleberg having a news conference on his soda ban and then going and celebrating by throwing a couple of big gulps from 7-11 down his throat.  Might not be seen by people the right way, dare I say.....hypocritical?  And also, from what I have seen this pic was taken by another customer in the store and not by some media outlet that you might bring along to document your "stunt"....hmmmm, either this was not well thought out by you....at all, or you're a hypocritical elitist who thinks that  they know better than everyone else because of their position and that the laws that they push for do not really apply to them.  That sounds more plausible to me, and everyone else for that matter.

And besides, you're a officer in the US military, an astronaut, celebrity of sorts, probably have security clearances out the wazoo and have never committed a crime....what the hell did you think was going to happen when you filled out that 4473?

Oh and here's a pic that is also going around, showing Gabby with an AR at a range before her shooting, supposedly she wanted to "toughen up" her image for her pro-gun constituents...a so called blue dog democrat.   Hey?  Is that an "assault clip"?!?!?  Chew on that fat for a bit......


Monday, March 11, 2013

The affects of the sequester cuts...

Walter Reed Medical Center ramp finished under sequester guidelines....


Nucking Futs Monday....

Who is the bigger douche of the day?

Hamid Karzai - President of Afghanistan that we put in power that now claims that we are actually working against him and are consorting with the Taliban.  Tell you what "#1 Goat Herder"...we are all just about fed up with even being in your fucking country...how about we take are ball and go home, exactly how long do you think you ass will stay in power then?  We'll take the few Afghans that are actually worth a damn, like Rambo, back home with us and you can tend to the rest.
"What do you mean I have three pointing back towards me?..."


Kim Jong Un - Wow, getting slammed on my blog twice in one week! What an accomplishment...asshole.  First off, to those that say we shouldn't have any concern about countries like Iran getting nuclear weapons, look at North Korea.  A few low level nuclear tests and missile launches over the past years and now this porky fucker wants to cancel the 50+ year old cease fire and continue the Korea War.  Well, come at us fat bastard.  We know this is a play to get us to bow to requests for humanitarian aid or something so you can feed your people and claim that it was "great leader's mercy" that saved them.  Seriously, we are tired from 10+ years of fighting now...but well prepared and trained.  What would you do if a entire US fleet popped off the coast and started carpet bombing your strip of dirt?  Think the Chicoms will help? Doubt it this time....they got as much a stake in regional stability with the West as we do.  And one last thing, you shoot first we're taking Rodman hostage...



Ashley Judd - Sure, if I wasn't married and picked her up in a bar I would take her to a seedy motel and violate her in many, many ways only legal in certain states....but she is uber liberal fucktard and wants to run against Mitch McConnell for the Kentucky senatorial seat he now sits in.  Hey, politics is politics and let the best man, or woman, win, right?  Oh yeah...hey Ashley...you're a citizen of Tennessee not Kentucky, remember?  Its not the first time that residency requirements have been taken lightly.  Remember a certain first lady that all of a sudden switched from being a good 'ol girl from Arkansas to a New York citizen just in time to be elected senator of that liberal bastion of nonsense?  Hey, if people are stupid enough to elect someone that doesn't actually have the history to represent them or their interests...well, we're fucked.  The Libs have been forging ahead with this universal version of a "shining path" that they want all of us to take...at the end of a bayonet if need be.  A vision where all of our "needs" are met by big brother in a communal paradise.   Sorry, got to envoke the "Diff'rent Strokes" theme song here....

"Now, the world don't move to the beat of just one drum,
What might be right for you, may not be right for some. "
Just because something works on either liberal coast, doesn't mean it will work universally here in the "flyover lands" (that you socially mock in media until you need to kiss our asses for elections), just because you live all piled on top of one another all angry and can't trust each other with guns doesn't mean my little collection here in Ohio needs to be affected. 

Anyway, stay in Tennessee Ms. Judd....

like I said, if I could I would hop on that like a starving dog on a pork chop...and  BTW, is is by far NOT the most revealing picture of her available on the net....way to stay classy if elected Senate



Friday, March 8, 2013

The Ballad of The Black Beret....



Sung to the tune of "The Ballad of the Green Berets" by Barry Saddler....


"Coffee cup...upon my desk,
Donuts are fresh....they're the best
Got stuff to type...must not delay
Another day....in the pogue brigade"
 If you can't remember the tune, hear ya' go...and shame on you!



And before I get any hate mail....I was a pogue at the end of my career....

Cruffer's Corner: The Czech CZ-82 9x18 Mak pistol


Well, if you haven't noticed by now, I have had a lot of old wood and metal on the blog over the last year since I got my 03 FFL Curio & Relic license.  That makes me a "Cruffer" I guess...than and the over 30 firearms in my bound book so far, so I decided to share a few of the more choice pieces from the collection in a series of articles I will call the "Cruffer's Corner".  No big secret revelations here about anything, most of these will be so old as to of left any secrets behind a long ways back.  You will get my opinion on them as both firearms to collect and shooters as well as maybe some historical points and practical applications that they may still have for personal defence.

It is in the last part of the preceding paragraph that this initial review is done on the CZ-82 pistol chambered in 9x18 Makarov.  The CZ-82 stands apart from most C&R weapons in that is is more on the "curio" side than the "relic" side of the term, being first fielded in 1983 to the Czech armed forces, thus making the design and features fairly useful as a modern defensive pistol.  Somebody petitioned the BATFE back in 2007 with a museum curators memo saying the pistol had value as a collectors piece (this was back before the national hysteria over guns was upon us) and viola, a "newer" C&R gun to own!

I picked mine up for $209 from J&G Sales in December with an additional magazine for $29, so a total of $240 bucks there.  For that I got a pistol in relatively good condition with some obvious wear and a tan holster, that I will go into later.  I also picked up some 9x18 ammo for it too at the time.  Bad news folks, J&G is apparently sold out of all of it save some magazines that are now $50....great times we are living in....not.

About $240 worth of Czech pistol power here...

The pistol itself is of an all steel construction and is of the direct blow back design.  This design uses the weight of the slide balanced against the energy of the round to retard the rearward travel of the slide until after a safe pressure level is reached.  In more common locked breech designs, both the barrel and slide travel backwards for a slight bit until this pressure is reached before some mechanism unlocks the barrel from the slide.  In this blow back arrangement the barrel is pinned or otherwise affixed permanently to the frame and does not travel with the slide, this, in theory, should make for a more accurate pistol all other variables similar.  I have reviewed a few blow back designs before, most notably the Hi-Point C9 and Bersa .380, on this blog.

That barrel doesn't tilt, rotate or mambo...its fixed in place.. Notice the fact that rounds pretty much feed strait into the chamber from where a mag would hold them, increasing reliability.
I should add in addition that the barrel is not only chrome lined but uses polygonal rifling like a Glock as well, no soft lead rounds need apply.

The pistol shows the more utilitarian lines of Eastern Bloc style engineering, rather than a more "appealing" side profile found on some other designs.  The nose seems to be long and skinny tapering to almost a blunt point with the angle of the underside of the frame.  It almost seems unbalanced to look at when seen in the same moment of the grip of the pistol, but don't worry, that all steel construction makes is sit firmly in your hand.

Slide locks back on an empty mag or can be locked back by the slide stop.

A rather unusual design feature of the CZ-82 is that both the thumb safety and magazine release are fully ambidextrous on the pistol with control on both sides simultaneously.  The safety is where you would expect to find it if you were a 1911 aficionado, but the click on/click off sensation and feel quite are quite different.  It is much stiffer than almost any other safety I can remember and the travel is less than half of what a 1911 safety is.  It is much easier to take it off of safe to fire than on which is something that I must say is preferable in a defensive handgun than visa versa.  The safety only blocks the trigger and does not decock the hammer.  The weapon must be cocked in order for it to be engaged.



The action is a DA/SA affair where the first shot comes after a long creepy trigger pull with subsequent shots coming off of a much shorter and cleaner single stage trigger.  Being that the safety mentioned above blocks the trigger and the fact that its not easily operated without a conscious effort, I would dare to say that this pistol would be safe to carry in condition 1, although I doubt it was ever designed to be primarily carried in this manner.

The sights consist of two white dots at the rear of the slide with a white bar imposed on the front ramp.  The sights are somewhat small compared to larger pistols and may be difficult for some to use, but they do work, and work well (more on that later).  The top of the slide between the sights is scored as to cut down on glare off of the top of the slide.

Sorry , about the best pic of the sights I took...

The pistol has a large grip with 2 checkered plastic grip panels in use.  It is a bit wide for a pistol its size, but it does hold a double stacked magazine.  The steel back strap did cause a bit of a uncomfortable sensation when shooting, but not so bad that a grip sleeve or gloves wouldn't handle it easily.  The overall grip was large enough to get a full purchase with either one or two hands with no fingers left flapping in the breeze.

Pretty chunky ass for a pistol its size, but then again the same could be said for me....

To disassemble the pistol is fairly simple. First, unload and clear the pistol and then double check (duh), then you pull down on the trigger guard until it snaps open about a 1/8".  You then grasp the slide, pull it fully rearward, lift up on it and then slide it off the frame.  The recoil spring is located wrapped around the fixed barrel and simply slides off (if it didn't come off with the slide.  No further disassembly is needed for cleaning.

If you notice the trigger guard is opened at the front of the guard, which allowed the slide to be removed.  Century Arms import markings are present...

Clean me!  Simple design.

As I stated above, the pistol utilizes a double stacked magazine holding 12 rounds of 9x18 Makarov ammo.  This capacity is what makes it attractive as a defensive pistol even today.  The 9x18 "Mak" is far from an oddball calibre, although many people here in the "West" have rarely shot it.  It was designed after WWII to replace the 7.62x25 Tokarev and 7.62x38 Nagant rounds in use at the time.  The idea was to create a round specifically designed for inside of 50 meters that maximized cartridge dimensions and also could not be used by (the then newly forming) NATO alliance.  What they came up with is a round that, on paper, falls between the 9x18 (.380 ACP) round and the 9x19 (9mm Luger/Parabellum) round...on paper.  While all of these rounds start with a "9", it should be noted that the Mak round is a few 10th of a millimetre larger in diameter so it could not be used in NATO weapons as noted before. It nominally shoots a 95gr. projectile at around 1000pfs, which puts it around where the 9x18 lies in terms of power. However, the Ruskies and pals came up with several specialized rounds, designed primarily for sub guns, that also upped the ante for pistol users as well.  And remember, this round was specifically intended for ranges around 50 meters, so it didn't necessarily have to be overly powerful.  If you think about it, we use the 9x19 round in weapons that are designed to engage over twice that distance where the resulting power would be where the Mak is at close range, and that's considered good enough in those situations.  At least one ammo maker I know of, Buffalo Bore, makes a dedicated self defence round for it using a hard cast bullet loaded to maximum pressure.  Any way you slice it as the saying goes, having a gun in any caliber is better than not having one at all.
left to right, 9x17 (.380), 9x18 Mak and 9x19 (Luger/Parabellum)

Ok, onto that holster.  Not too many folks really get excited about a surplus Eastern Bloc holster...and I am not one who does either.  But its a neat holster.  The first thing that you notice is the color, a nice light natural leather color.  Either this isn't a "tactical" holster, or they never got dyed and were shipped over "as is" from the factory.  Its quite large and blockish considering the pistol, which is good.  As the video guy points out in the embedded video below, on you belt it may or may not look like a holster...it could be a tool pouch for all anyone would know, which in certain environments would be very normal to see.  The pouch is secured by a single button and on the back are two simple loops for putting on a belt.  The pouch opens to reveal a sloping interior with two pocket dividers sewn into the bottom.  One of these will secure the muzzle of the pistol keeping it upright in the holster, and the other will keep a spare magazine in place underneath the grip of the seated pistol.  Want to switch the holster from a right handed to a left handed carry? Simple, just reverse which divider the pistol and mag are in...simply and ingenious.
Front...
back...

The dividers at the bottom...
Everything in its place....I know...a lot of pics for not being excited about a holster..
 "Well, how does it shoot?" you may be asking.  Well, pretty damn nice.  Like I said before, while the 9x18 is a bit "snappy" and the steel frame did batter the area between my thumb and forefinger a bit, its very controllable.  I shot the below target at a rapid fire (1 round every 1-2 seconds) at around 7 yards, which I consider a good self defence range to be realistic to train with. First few rounds were right in the center and then I think I got a bit cocky and sped up a bit and spread them around.

Not too shabby of a shooter...

As for a video, I am just too lazy anymore to do them with great ones like this from MAC available...enjoy


So overall, with the right ammo this would be a great CCW or self defence gun for somebody on a budget.  The problem now is that with the current craziness going on with prices and scarce availability, you might have to hunt around to get one of these.  Better yet, get your own C&R license and have one delivered to your door after filling out the paperwork and getting your licence on file with places like J&G, AIM, SOG and other places that sell these types of firearms.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

You put that where?

A Woman in Arkansas is taken into custody under suspicion of drug trafficking after being detained while and accomplice is arrested for an outstanding warrant.  Once at the detention facility a search by a female officer revealed something sticking out of her "sanctum sanctorum"....something similar to this...



Wow....

To keep the little mini-revolver company she apparently had bags of meth wedged between the cheeks of her buttocks....I shit you not (pun intended).

These little mini-revolvers are kind of cool, chambered mostly for .22Lr and .22 magnum rounds, they usually have a cylinder that totally separates from the frame for loading once the pin is removed. They are small enough to be concealed in a variety of places with or without a holster.

Apparently she, personally,  did not require a holster....

Start the jokes...

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Cancer - 1, Hugo Chavez - 0

Cancer is nothing to joke about....but I will make an exception...
Chavez doing the Venezuelan version of "the shocker"

Hugo Chavez, the socialist leader of Venezuela who constantly mocked and vilified the United States, died of an unspecified "cancer of the pelvic region" yesterday at 58.   There is no love lost on this blog for this guy who forcibly turned foreign oil company facilities into state run operations to fund his socialist paradise.  In addition, he was a close ally of that Iranian nut job as both took an international stage to take jabs at the US, Chavez going as far to say that President George W. Bush was "the devil" and that the podium at the UN smelled like sulfur after he used it.  Real mature there comrade...

So, how's that socialist medicine working for you now...

Shame, he was to go bowling with Dennis Rodman tomorrow night too... (credit to Dan Orr at QFM-96 for that one!)


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Better late than never...

My friend Ed at work got a couple of presents in the mail from Uncle Sam and brought them in to show me.  They were around 40 years late getting to him but he was awarded a Bronze Star with "V" and a Purple Heart for actions against the enemy in Vietnam.  Hell, they didn't just give him the purple heart, but the purple shirt as well!


As you may or may not notice above his desk, he already has 2 BSM's above his desk, one was a tour award and the other was for a specific event, aside from the one he just got his 3rd award for.  Also you will see the "Screaming Eagle" patch of his unit, the 101st Airborne Division.

Congrats Ed!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Dennis Rodman's man-crush on Kim Jong Un..

Whatever little respect I might of had for this once NBA star and continual wad of fucktardness has been erased completely....

"who's playing?" Rodman asked....."The Winners versus the dead guys.." was Dear Leaders response...


Dennis Rodman...the flamboyant former bad boy of the NBA loves him some Nork.  He took a trip to North Korea and became buds with the "Dear Leader".

"I love him. The guy is awesome. He was so honest." ~ Dennis Rodman

Honest? Really?  So I guess he told you that his government has starved millions of its own people, conducted countless aggressive military acts against South Korea and the world, sponsored terrorism, tortured and killed millions of dissidents and even ordered the execution of one of his own generals by mortar...all the while stuffing his little fat face with extravagant meals while living in luxurious amenities this winter while much of his countrymen freeze to death and eat their own children...

Mr. Rodman, in this act you have truly earned your nickname "The Worm", as in something that tunnels into rotten fruit eating it up...you're lack of awareness of this man's family legacy in that country is at once dumb founding and bewildering to watch.

You've fouled out of the game of life....and you were really never the level of star in the NBA you made yourself out to be anyway...

VA Hospital visit.

Spent a few hours yesterday helping out at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Chillicothe, Ohio (About 45 minutes South of Columbus) yesterday as part of a program with a fraternal organization I belong to.  First time for me to do this and it was not a bad experience at all. 

The facility itself is not a single building but a campus that, upon driving into, brings back many memories of being on Army posts.  They have the neatly trimmed lawns and manicured shrubs, large signs pointing to this or that building # or facility and the like. I was told I could not take pictures but I found this on a Google search, and while its not where we were at its pretty representative of the architecture of the buildings on the campus.


This is a drug and alcohol treatment center for veterans and I would say the ages ran from the mid 20's all the way into the senior citizen ranks.  I talked to a few guys, both Marine vets for a bit and then the "horse races" started, basically a bingo like game where the patients got to try and win a few dollars for the PX shoppette there.  That lasted all of about 20 minutes and then we served them some snacks of fresh fruit and cookies.  The fruit supposedly is hard to come by there, which I think strange in a drug and alcohol facility as I would think that good nutrition would be a tool that would be used by the center.

Anyways, I had a good time, out total commitment there was about 2 hours and it was another approximately 90 minute commute each way to the place, so it still left time in my day to take care of some personal business too.  Not to shabby to help out some fellow vets trying to get their lives back on track.  I will be back.