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I DOGGONE GOT SUSPENDED FROM TWITTER!

NO, I am NOT proud of this, just amazed in a weird way that my right to free speech has been infringed upon.

I was raisin hell with some anti-gun folks, bad mouthing the President, cursed a few times, etc., stuff like that.  Not sure WTH got me booted for certain, and really don’t care much.  Easy enough to use a different, old, new, whatever username….but damn, they actually booted me!  Me!  The nice guy that I am.  Go figure.

Oh well.  So much for the 2A AND free speech.  Perhaps I should have actually read the T.O.S.?  Whatever.

What’s on my mind right now is that I’m going to Wrigeht-Patt AFB Saturday for a gun extravaganza.  Their shop is having a (free) raffle & giving pistols away.  Don’t get too happy unless you are retired, or active duty vet with proper ID to get on base, etc.  But heck, I can’t pass up a free chance to win a free gun!!  My remaining fingers are crossed!  (Lost one in line-of-duty)….long story you do NOT wanna hear.

GIVING away guns?!  Ohhhhh, that is just terrible isn’t Mr or Mrs anti-gun person?  Well guess what?  It’s on a military installation, where everyone SHOULD be armed anyway, AND a background check is necessary to collect the prize.  So get your panties out of a wad already (that goes for Mr. AND Mrs. Anti-Gun folks btw, cuz I know you ALL must wear panties….but I digress.

On another note, I just changed a few pistol parts out….now have a titanium safety plunger, a Bar-Sto barrel, and an extended mag release button on my G27.  Yay me!!!!  Looks smooth as hell, especially the barrel.  I’d insert a pic, but not sure I can insert a good one without exposing my SN.  Don’t want my pistol “registered” behind my back!

Hey!  What’s the NSA up to lately?  I just read the other day about some seriously large collections of cell data.  Imagine that.

How long is it untill Barack HUSSEIN Obama exits office anyway?  That executive order writing anti-gun elitist son of a gun (pun intended).

Well, in closing, I’d just like to send a message to ALL anti-gunners:

How can you protect the rest of your Amendment rights without the Second Amendment??  Seriously?!

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7 Anti-Gun Myths That Need to Be Debunked ASAP

Gun Owners KNOW THESE FACTS!!

Reblogged from Give Me Liberty.. Great post!!

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Hat Tip To Atomik Tiger.

These are the lies being spread by DiFi and Nanny Bloomberg and their willing partners in the media.

As legal gun owners we need to refute these lies daily.

7 Anti-Gun Myths That Need to Be Debunked ASAP
Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, America has been embroiled in a renewed gun control debate. In the Information Age there can be a lot of misinformation, and gun control is unfortunately no exception. Here are some of the ways you are being misled.
1. “Assault Weapons”

The term “assault weapon” is a made-up political term. AR-15’s are not military rifles; so unscrupulous politicians refer to them as “military-style assault weapons.” ‘Style’ – as in cosmetic appearance – is the only true word in that description. The Military uses the M4A1 carbine rifle, which looks outwardly very much like an…

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Glock 27 (Gen4) 21lb Recoil Spring

I recently purchased and installed a 21lb. recoil spring from the GlockStore.

Very soon after I ordered it, I had an “Oh Sh**” moment.  I thought, “What if it is TOO heavy?”

So, I emailed the GlockStore support people.  I told them that I have typically been using 180gr .40S&W, FNFMJ rounds by Winchester, and asked if the spring was “ok” for that ammo.

Well, I went shooting before I got their response, and the spring performed very well in my opinion.  It made racking that first round a little more difficult, but not so much so that it was a problem.  I went through about 120 rounds of the ammo I just specified, and had no “stove pipes” or any other feed type issues.  And, indeed the recoil/muzzle jump had been reduced.

Not too long after I got home, I received an answer to my support question and they warned me that such a heavy spring was really intended for +P ammo, and that I may experience “stove pipes” with the ammo I specified.  Luckily that was not the case, and fortunately, I carry some very heavy duty +P ammo by Hornady(?) – “Zombie Killers.”  At least I think they’re by Hornady.  I apologize if that is incorrect.  I had bought a box of 20, loaded 2 magazines with it, and threw the box away, so at this point I’m actually only sure of the name “Zombie Killers.”   Ah well.  I know it is +P without doubt.  It is a polymer tipped jacketed, segmented type hollow point, and I know I am more than confident that it is adequate for self-defense ammo.  

If you are considering buying a heavier recoil spring for your Gen4 Glock 27, I would probably recommend a 19lb spring, but am here to tell ya that the 21lb spring was fine with the factory ammo I’ve been using.  I tested at various distances and firing speeds, and not the first jam.  Heck, the last 12 rounds I fired consisted of two 12 round magazines loaded with 6 rounds apiece, and I fired at a large target sheet that had 6, 6 inch targets on it, as fast as I could fire, rotating from one target to the next, left to right, top to bottom, reloading the second magazine, and repeating.  Not the first problem, and except for what was apparently a “stance” issue on my part while firing at the target on the top right, my accuracy was definitely improved by using this spring.  

So, if I do ever start getting “stove pipe” jams or the like, I’ll just buy another, lighter spring.  But for now, heck, this 21 lb. version is doing just fine.

Happy Shooting!

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RE: How would You prevent another Sandy Hook?

I tried to reply to this topic elsewhere, but it wouldn’t accept my comment for some reason.  So here is what I posted:

 

Have to agree that we need societal change vs. a gun ban.
I was raised “country,” and had a 12-ga shotgun in my closet, loaded, starting around age 12 (or earlier…can’t recall at this point). I hunted before elementary school, and was told by my dad who worked third shift that if anyone broke in to shoot them. I’ve never killed a civilian in my life!
However, I was instructed well in the use of guns, gun safety, etc., and was raised in a family who did not resort to lethal force to solve anything at all. The very worst thing I ever saw or was involved in were fist fights. And back in my very young years, we kids would fight, and afterwards become friends. We were establishing the pecking order…

Those days are gone. Long gone. See, my mother didn’t work, and was there to keep an eye on me, and to hold me responsible for my actions. I wasn’t a latchkey kid like so very many are today. And when I screwed up, I got a “whoopin'”, and dang well didn’t “do that again!” Of course nowadays those “whoopins” are considered child abuse.

Now, as a father, I whooped my kids when they were young, and sometimes I shouldn’t have. Many times I shouldn’t have. But neither of them have grown up to be violent, and I have since made amends with them regarding the times I whooped ’em unnecessarily. But regardless, they by God learned how to behave.

All that said, I was also taken care of by my parents. Most of the time at the expense of Father & Son time, but still, I had plenty of food, good clothes (not name brand designer stuff, but good nonetheless), my mama did my laundry and hung it up/folded it, put it up, etc., and was up before me to cook me breakfast before school for as long as I was in school. And I’m not talking about Pop Tarts either. I mean stuff like eggs & toast (sometimes bacon as well), or oatmeal, cream of wheat, etc. Good, hearty stuff.

And though my family was very dysfunctional in many ways, I was also taught ethics and morals by being taken every Sunday to church. It was drilled into me (unfortunately in a bad way sometimes), that some things are just plain wrong to do, and we were to love our neighbor as ourselves, be kind, be polite, and be considerate, etc.

Then I had my “military time and training,” which reinforced ethics and morals as well as proper behavior, and most importantly, personal integrity.

Now compare that to the latchkey, Pop Tart eatin, TV baby-sitted, ignored children of today, and perhaps we can all see about where and when things went wrong.
They went wrong when both parents began to work. It changed from “extra” income, to “we need it” income. People started living beyond the means of ONE parent’s paycheck, trying to “keep up with the neighbors,” and all that bologna, and next thing you know, parents’ careers started coming before their children. And that’s totally best case. In some areas/neighborhoods, it has become ONE parent families where the ONE parent HAS to work (rightfully so), and then instead of taking care of children when they get home, they prefer to go “hit the club” and party out.
Or, we also have the drug addicted parents, alcoholic parents, abusive parents, etc., etc. et al ad nauseam.
I’m NOT blaming the school shootings on parents, but I’ll be danged if the majority of American parents are devoting a reasonable/ample amount of time to raising their kids. Heck, often the parents are kids themselves, and have no clue how to raise one because they themselves were not raised properly.

It then turns into a snowball effect that has created society as we now know it.

IF we want to take back control of our society, it must start with taking back control of, and raising, our children. No more letting them “stay all night at a friend’s house” when we know they will be doing things they ought not, while we and our spouse “go out” or whatever…putting our kids off onto other parents, or onto no one at all, as is typically the case. How many of us demand to meet the parents of the kids who OUR kids go to spend the night with? Hmmm….if we did, we may see some things we shouldn’t be allowing.

Then we wonder why, after seeing all the violent acts on the news, and all the attention the offenders get in the media, that our kids, who we have deprived of positive feedback, are willing to accept ANY feedback, even NEGATIVE feedback, by mimicking the killers they see on TV while we are out drinking and carousing with our girlfriend or spouse or whomever. We wonder why? Really?

Our society is FUBAR. Totally and completely FUBAR. And it needs to be taken back by “We the People” RIGHT NOW. To hell with gun control. How about “Kid control?” How about mandated “Parental Responsibility?” How about holding parents who are complicit in a gun crime by not properly storing their weapons get prosecuted equally with their child offender? I bet that would jack up the sale of gun lockers/safes/vaults. Until “We the People” take back our own American Societal Ideals, then we MUST prevent unsupervised access to firearms by our kids.

It is sadly no longer a day when a 12 year old boy like I was can have a loaded shotgun in the closet and nothing bad happen. Today is now the day when the guns must be locked up and inaccessible to unsupervised kids.

Hell, legislate that! Legislate a measure that requires proper storage of firearms, else the risk of being charged equally with the child that accesses them and commits a crime. Or the burglar that steals the “loose” guns in the house and commits another crime. Dammit, lock up the guns away from kids and criminals, and change our ways to that of responsible adults. It is only when our kids see “responsible adult actions” from their parents, that they will begin to imitate US instead of the crazy ass Hollywood Action stars and the criminals they see on the TV we sit them in front of so that WE don’t have to deal with them ourselves.

There you have it. My opinion.

I’m calm now LOL.

Best wishes for a Blessed Day to You All,
~S~

Competition Pistol Shooters Out there???

I very much want to shoot in pistol competition!  Matter of fact, I really, really want to shoot in the Bianchi Cup in 2017 OR 2018 and on….However, I am unsure of the path to follow that will get me there.

It begins with ME of course.  Do I have the talent? (I think so)   Do I have the proper equipment? NO I DO NOT!!!

What I have is an off-the-shelf Glock 27 (.40 S&W), that has not had ANY modifications done to it….I intend to lighten the trigger to 3.5lbs, and put a steel competition grade barrel in it, BUT THIS IS NOT WHAT I WANT TO SHOOT COMPETITION WITH!!!

I NEED ADVICE!!!

I’ve got my eyes on a custom shop tricked out Sig P226 9mm, and am looking at needing to spend around $2200 just for the pistol and 2 magazines.  Obviously I will need more magazines, but am unsure of what else I may need? Any advice out there?

As for my skill with a pistol…..with the GLOCK I described above, no mods, I can completely tear out a 3″ bullseye at 25 feet.  However, due to the short barrel, excessive recoil, etc., as well as a lack of experience with “Target” shooting at 50 feet, I’m not worth a crap at that distance (50′).  IMO, I need a 9mm vs. the .40, and a pistol with as little recoil as possible, along with superbly machined parts and stuff, hence the Sig custom gun that I’m looking at.  But, by the time I have the cash free to buy one, they’ll likely have yet another model out LOL, which is fine (I’ll just go with whatever the latest and best is), but for now, I’m limited to my Glock 27, which I am certainly going to upgrade a bit, but it is still NOT a competition grade firearm or caliber IMO.

So, are there any competitive pistol people out there who would be so kind as to share their advice with me?

How do I start the road to pistol competition?  Is it with NRA postal match?  Is it by joining the VFW and shooting with them or something?

See, I’m a disabled vet and stuff, and am actually now missing my dominant hand’s index finger, which means my “trigger finger”, so I have to compensate for that on my grip on a pistol, as well as with trigger pull and stuff.  I can and have been able to do that.  But what I’m getting at is, since I am eligible, would a VFW with a shooting team be a good place to start, or should I just begin going to NRA sanctioned matches and shooting in them?

What is required to qualify for such matches?  Does one have to have an NRA ranking or whatever?

In summation, I need advice on “the perfect competition grade pistol”, and where to start my path to the 2017 or 2018 Bianchi Cup.  I don’t expect that I could win, but I DEFINITELY want to qualify and shoot in it!!!  That alone would be a dream come true for me.

Any advice or help out there would be very much appreciated!!!

Thanks, God Bless, and Take Care!

~S~

PROTIP: Store Your Firearms Securely!

PROTIP: Store Your Firearms Securely!.

 

This lack of proper storage is incredibly stupid as well as inexcusable.

It is especially a black eye on an NRA endorsed candidate.

Methinks there SHOULD definitely be some sort of safe-storage legal and binding contract signed when someone purchases a gun.  Now whether my NRA agrees with that, I don’t know…but it would seem like logical common sense to me that access to firearms should be totally restricted by their respective owners.

I personally do not allow access to my guns by anyone except me, especially any handgun.  And for that matter, no one else in my home, with the exception of my son the armed security guy, could only remotely guess as to the loading and use of what I do have.  Still, the guns are mine and I ensure they are safely stored…and that lack of safe storage is what resulted in this theft of the son’s AR-15.  So now the anti-gun people have another thing to point out that is wrong regarding SOME gun owners, but they will say ALL gun owners OR all NRA members.

Silly politician and family caused this….SAD

~S~

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Grandmother fights off shotgun-wielding robber, The Shreveport Times, Shreveport, La. 01/06/14

THIS POST IS FROM THE NRA-ILA 

63-year-old Elzie Pipkins was at home in Shreveport, La. when an intruder armed with a shotgun forced his way inside the house. Once inside, the intruder ordered Pipkins’ granddaughter to fill a bag with valuables, while Pipkins begged the criminal to leave with the money in her purse. Pipkins eventually led the intruder to a safe where she keeps some change and a handgun. Pipkins opened the safe and offered the change to the intruder, at which point the criminal took a hand off his shotgun, giving Pipkins an opportunity to retrieve the pistol from the safe and fire it at the robber. The home invader was struck once in the chest and fled before collapsing a block away from Pipkins’ home.

Following the shooting, Pipkins made clear she did not relish shooting the criminal, stating to a local news outlet, “Just $55 in coins, and he lost his life, Lord Jesus I wish the young people today would just think, go to school, get an education and a good job and buy what you want… Don’t try to take from someone who has worked all their life and still doesn’t have nothing to give.” (The Shreveport Times, Shreveport, La. 01/06/14)

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My goodness!  My own grandma used to keep a .357 in her bed while living in Harlan County, KY.  She would have done the same as this lady in the NRA-ILA post!

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Just a little ranting…

I was talking to my Uncle yesterday, a guy from wayyy down in the Appalachian Mountains, about guns and politics.  I typically try to avoid politics in conversations, but he is family and WE can talk, or rather, I can talk and he will listen LOL.

Thing is, we were talking about how POLITICIANS are all crooked, and IMO, probably a bunch a are.  Just MY opinion.  Well, then we started talking about the anti-gun crowd and all that, and when and where we started hunting and stuff.

He started hunting up on the mountain ridge just past the end of his home’s street while in elementary school.  I started hunting on my parents’ private property when I was in elementary school, and both of us (+ one of his brothers) did this before school on weekdays.  It was neat to have such in common.

Then we started talking about learning to shoot, with what sort of gun, etc., and it turned into a fine conversation.

Here is the “rant” part of this post:

Anti-friggin-gunners just do not realize how useful guns are in the right hands, for obtaining food, and personal bonds that last a lifetime.

They also just probably do not know from whence they speak, as I doubt seriously they have ever owned or used a gun.  So WTH are they doing trying to tell ME that I should not, or can not own one?

I went to the target range yesterday too.  And I had a ball putting right at 200 rounds through my Glock 27 concealed carry pistol.  I hurt no one, or nothing, with the exception of my own pride with a few off target shots.  But heck, I was shooting at around 21 feet at 6 inch triangle, squares and circles.  My handgun is NOT a competition target gun, and when I did actually hit each target on the sheet will 8 shots (1 magazine per target), I was tickled to death.  Anti-gunners do NOT know how that feels…the sense of personal accomplishment and the pride that results!  But they want to rob ME of that?  Screw that!

The main reason I was at the range was simply to join.  Second reason was to shoot, and to maintain a quality level of proficiency with my “carry gun.”  It is simply logical that if one carries a gun then they need to be proficient in shooting it, and MAINTAIN that proficiency.

But, instead of realizing that people who legally carry concealed handguns are very well versed in their use, anti-gunners just want to get rid of ALL guns because SOME idiots/criminals used them for crime.  Tell ya what, if there were absolutely NO guns AT ALL inside of our borders permitted for civilian use, it would NOT decrease violence in our societal structure as it is, nor would it decrease the amount of deaths.  This is my opinion.  I believe that even if NO civilian, including criminals, had any access to guns whatsoever, the criminal element would still be violent, would still attack innocent (and then unarmed) people, and still end up in jail.  So what’s the dang point of banning guns?  To decrease crime?  Give me a break!  It would more likely increase crime, and the still deadly weapon of choice would just change, most likely to knives and /or clubs of some sort.

WTF?

I have a personal message for all of you anti-gun people out there:  Kiss my lily white ass!  If you want my gun, then by God show that you have some cajones, and come get it from me personally.  I promise to give them to you, muzzle first, loaded, round in the chamber, and my finger on the trigger (that’s what makes guns go “bang” you moron), and you may have my ammunition as well, as I will be happy to send you carrying it all with you to the friggin hospital to have it dug out of your socialist friggin flesh.    You friggin idiots.

Our Founding Fathers had talks, wrote letters, rode horse and carriage to government meetings, etc., and they established that we should have the right to keep and bear arms.  They were much smarter, more practical, and had way more common sense than YOU.  Read your history asshole!  Our freedom from England was achieved in large part by armed citizens, not regular armies (there was no such thing in America, and they didn’t want such either).  The Constitution says “..for a well regulated militia…” and it is talking about armed citizen-patriots, not the armed forces.  So get over it, or go hide in a hole, stick your head deeper into the sand — whatever.  I’ve tried to talk reasonably and respectfully to you people, and have gotten nothing except BS rhetorical mudslinging in return.  Fine.  You people don’t want to talk?  Ok, then it will be a pure political war between we the people, along with our NRA, against you assholes.  And even if you win, you will lose.  Period.

Have a nice “imaginary Utopian” day butthead.

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