Sidekicks.

Forget the normal politics of the Primaries… Let’s look at the possible Sidekick options.  I mean, who is capable of filling Joe Biden’s shoes?  The man has been an ICON.  He has offered so much for all of us to enjoy.  Who can do this? Who can be a Presidential Comedic Sidekick?

Dennis Miller?  No, he’s too smart.
Larry the Cable Guy?  No, because he’d just rip the sleeves off his suits.
Bill Engvall?   Hmmm… He’s naturally funny… smart enough to get the job done and make light of everything around him… Maybe we should get Bill Engvall as the Vice President.

(No insult to Bill…. I love that guy.)

 

Emails like this make my day

I love it when I get an email like this... 
After having one of those days, this really picks me up.
Mr. Hill,Just wanted to send a quick e-mail. After listening to the Gunfighter Cast podcast that you were on I ordered BOTH Uprising USA and Uprising UK and finished them both on less than a week. I am now waiting patiently for the next book. I also ordered Slipstream in both grease and oil from Crusader Weaponry that should be here next week. I look forward to spending thousands of rounds evaluating Slipstream in all my firearms.

I am now a proud follower of both WeTheArmed.com and MadOgre.com.

Keep up the awesome work.

-Doug

Thanks, Doug.

The New Winchester SXP’s

The new Winchester SXP Pump Action shotguns came in to the shop.  The Black Shadows. Retailing at 349.99 for the 2 3/4″ and 399.99 for the 3.5″ guns.  I’m pretty much a real jaded guy when it comes to new guns… Theses SXP’s have impressed me.  I like the simple, but modern look.  I like the feel.  It has a grippy texture, light weight, and has a good balance. I don’t know if I like them better than an my beloved 870′s… but if I was in the market for a new Goose Cannon, I’d give these new Winchesters a good hard look.  If I wasn’t such an 870 Fanboy, buying a pump action shotgun for the first time – This would probably be it.  But I’m not into Goose Cannons, so these long tubed guns don’t interest me enough to get into them… but they are close.

I am really interested in the Black Shadow Deer version as a dedicated Slugger.  But give me the same gun with an extended feed tube, please.    Speaking of a different version… can I get that gun with an 18″ smooth bore with an extended magazine?  I’ll take one.

Slipstream Styx just blew me away.

I’ve said it before… Slipstream never fails to impress me.  I’ve been running my Glock 23 on a diet of Slipstream since I first got it.  About the time of the Gun Dude’s hosting of the MAG-40 class, I stopped oiling it.  Didn’t need it anymore.  Hasn’t needed it since.

Well, Gundoc sent me a bottle of each.  The regular Slipstream Oil, and a bottle of the new Slipstream Styx.  Just for fun, on a whim, I decided to slap a little Styx in my good old Glock 23.  Holy crap!  Smooth doesn’t describe this… It’s… it’s… creamy.   I don’t know how to describe this… I’ve never felt a Glock like this before. Beretta’s, yes.  Custom 1911′s, yes.  This is next level Glock slickness right there.

The M&P 9 is perfect?

Guns.com has an interesting article about the S&W M&P.  The thesis however is something I am scratching my head about.  I have an M&P just like the one shown.  It’s a good pistol.  I like it.  But I like Glock Gen 3′s better.  The M&P certainly looks cooler.  And it’s accurate and reliable.  But out of the box, Glock is accurate too but the Glock also has a much better stock trigger.  You can shoot the Glock very well as it comes out of the box.

Here’s the thing though.  The Gen 4 Glocks… I’d rather have the M&P.  I don’t know why… specifically… but I’m just not a fan of the Gen 4 series and if I have to replace my Gen 3 RTF2 23, I’d opt for an M&P. Maybe my opinion of the Gen 4 will change, but I had a Gen 4 22 and I just didn’t dig the way it shot.  Maybe that was just me.    But right now, I’d rather have an M&P instead of a Gen 4.

Molly Moly

Molly is nice.  We like Molly.

This is a Molly we can get behind.

This is a Moly really don’t like.

molybdenum disulfide

Moly in Firearms has been a popular topic of debate in the Gunverse.  It has good lubrication properties, but it also has some problems.  The main problem that I’ve seen is that molybdenum disulfide offers a road into the metal for corrosion.  Moly is hydroscopic.  This means it attracts and retains moisture right out of the air.  Moisture will attract grit as well, and this can increase the friction you are trying to get rid of.  This is less than ideal. This was explained to me by the late Gale McMillan.  So if you are going to argue with him, you had best know more about rifle accuracy than him.

A lot of people are using Moly on their bullets.  This can increase velocity, help accuracy… and that’s a good thing. Probably the best use of Moly when it comes to firearms.  Unfortunately Moly gets hard (it’s a crystalline mineral after all) and builds up.  This leads to problems, reduced accuracy, and irregular bore wear… which can ruin your rifle.

I’ve got a lot of emails from people who are guessing that Slipstream is Moly.  Gundoc put it best. “Moly is for Chumps.”  No.  We do not use Graphite or Moly.  Or a Mixture of the two.   We don’t like Moly.

Molly however… Shivers our Timbers.

Unseating

To Unseat a sitting President, you have to put forth a Candidate that is more popular than the President.  A less popular person has never beat a sitting President.  And unfortunately, Newt is far less popular.  He has a 60% Dislike rating… Who really thinks that Newt could win the General Election?
I’m not saying Newt wouldn’t do a good job if he became the POTUS… I’m just saying it’s unlikely to ever happen.  Newt isn’t nearly as Conservative as he pretends to be on Fox News.  He has a lot of baggage.  He was ousted on Ethics violations, took 1.5 million from Freddie Mac, and sat down with Nancy Pelosi and supported Global Warming.  (Man Made Global Warming is BS, and the Liberals are using it to strangle Industry – this isn’t a Conservative platform, but it’s Newts) This guy is as popular as a case of Mono.  As useless as Obama has been, he remains more popular than Newt.
Obama would thrash Newt in the election.