Looking through all my guns… I just gotta say that my very favorite gun is the Remington 870 that was traded in from the local Police Department. There is nothing special about it. It’s just an old 870.
I keep coming back to it.
It’s got rifle sights. Extended feed tube. Side Saddle. That’s it. And it’s perfect.
We can not bend our will to satisfy Fud’s and Fence Sitters. This is an All or Nothing affair. We give up anything today, it’s giving up everything tomorrow. We need to police our own. And I’m happy to see that the NRA has stepped in. Like them or not, the NRA is our 800 Pound Gorilla, and when they lead, things happen. The NRA called for a Boycott of gun show, because Reed Exhibitions banned AR-15 rifles from this gunshow. As a result, they cancelled the show.
Some folks may be upset because of this. Because they don’t like, or don’t care about AR-15 rifles. But this is about far more than the AR-15. Your Browning BAR in .30-06 is next. Your old Browning Hi-Power is next. And it’s not the gun. Look at Diane Finestien’s “List”. Look at those companies. Thousands of good hard working Americans, our Brothers and Sisters, will be out of work. I’m sorry some of you didn’t get to go the gun show to find new butt-pads for your “Kicks like a Mule” .264, but this is more important.
Cheaper than Dirt needs to feel the crunch too. Those smug bastards were at SHOT SHOW. They were not treated well by many. Weak of Will, opportunistic price gougers… I’ve ordered from them in the past, but will never again do so. And neither should you.
The AR-15 is a rifle Americans should be proud of. It’s the Semi-Auto version of what our Military uses. America has a long tradition of it’s Citizens owning and using the same rifle that our Military uses. After WWII thousands and thousands of used and surplus military rifles were turned to public sale. There was even the Department of Civilian Marksmanship which sold rifles at a very low price. (Now that is a privatized organization) I remember looking at old newspapers that advertisements for these surplus guns for 10, 25, 50 dollars. An M1 Garand for fifty bucks, and a 1911 for 25 dollars, which left enough out of a hundred for some ammo.
But now we cant deal with our new crop of Vets and Citizens owning our military’s rifle? This makes no sense to me. The AR fires are around that is far weaker than that of the M1 Garand. The Garand has been used not just for War Fighting, but for hunting everything in North America, from Deer to Elk to Moose to Brown Bear. It’s a .30-06. The AR-15 fires .223 Remington, a cartridge that comes in boxes with pictures of Rodents printed on it. Yet the AR is the font of evil?
The prejudice against the AR-15 is based on Ignorance, Fear, and a huge case of “It doesn’t effect me”, well, let me tell you… It does effect you, and it will effect you a great deal if the Democrats get their way. Your shotgun will be too powerful and you don’t need that much power to kill a little bird. Your deer rifle will be labeled as a Deadly High Power Sniper Rifle that you Assassinate Bambi’s Mother with. They will take away everything. They have said themselves that this is their intent. They have said that more than a few times. They had even tried to ban any rifle round that can defeat police body armor – which is in fact, every rifle round. They want our guns. All our guns.
I don’t know how good I was looking before, but I look awesome in HD. Here’s some vid taken by Barry Markowitz at the Media Range Day. Unedited, you got the Full Monty here.
Okay, the reason that they are not edited… Sony Vegas doesn’t read the heathen MAC format I got the vids in, YouTube even said “We don’t recognize this file type, but we’ll try anyway.” And it worked. Which is good. Because the MSR video took all night to upload, in full HD.
You can see everyone was bundled up like we’re shooting in northern Alaska. We’re not… we’re shooting just outside of Las Vegas Nevada. I’m wearing an Under Armor nylon shirt under my sport coat, and that’s it. Hey, I like the silky feel. I ride motorcycles through Utah Winters, this little chilly day did not impress me.
Okay… Truthfully. I was freezing my ass off too, I just didn’t let it show. I could have worn a heavier jacket and all that, but what the hell. I looked good, while everyone else looked like they were off the set of THE THING. I still enjoyed the day because, hell, it’s shooting and I didn’t pay for the ammo. The one guy I felt sorry for, was the guy from Kel-Tec. He was just shivering and almost catatonic by 3:00. I was actually getting worried about him. He looked like he was hypothermic. Poor guy. Florida doesn’t get this cold, so he just didn’t cope very well.
I’m bringing home my new EDC knife, a Benchmade #53 Balisong.
I got this from Tannerman’s in West Virginia. And if you want any Benchmade knife – Go to Tannerman’s. Before they shipped it out, one of the cats there gave it a custom grind so this thing is hair popping sharp and glides through cardboard like a lightsaber.
I really like the 53 because it makes for a great EDC knife. It’s light weight and has a very usable blade shape. I’ve looked at several online reviews of the knife, but Nutnfancy’s review mirror’s my own opinion for the most part. It’s small. It’s light. And the blade is tough as hell. But D2 needs to be taken care of… and that’s fine for me.
At SHOT Show, I looked at all the Bench Balisongs. For a knife to carry and actually use as a knife and not a Cheerleader, the 53 was the one to pick, every time. This also the only one they put bearings in… which helps it flip open because the handles are so light. Many reviews dog the 53 for not being a Flipper. But to me, Flipper is a fucking Dolphin, and I hate those damn squeaking fish. I’m not into flipping Balisongs, or playing Hacky-Sack. But for some reason I can’t fathom… I’ve always wanted a Balisong. And since I’m not into Flipping Tricks, I wanted one that I can actually use. And this #53 fits the bill perfectly.
I even like the color.