Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Oh wow. Smith just called and mentioned that the new baby should be finished a couple months ahead of schedule!!!!!!

I can't WAIT..... More when I get the official word.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

6.8 & other AR oddities

Well, I have to admit it, I have been suffering from BRD a little lately (Black Rifle Disease). and ARs (Another Rifle)s have found there way into my gun collection.

I have had a 5.56 for about a year or so, and my latest add is a 6.8. Both of them are effective at far less range than the M14, but for women, children, and guys who don't / won't train, well let's say that a 150meter rifle is fine for them!

Saw a chart the other day recommended to me by a friend. Over at the ammo oracle.

Interesting stuff about what velocity the 5.56 stops fragmenting, and what length of barrel keeps the bullet going that fast out to certain ranges. Turns out that my 16" M4gery is good with 55grain projos out to 150 meters, but a 14.5" is only good to about 100 meters!!

Black rifles will never replace my M14 for that AT&T moment.. (For you young guys AT&T made famous a commercial about "reach out and touch someone"...)


I'm back. Back as in trying to post something instead of gaffing off this blog.

So, here's what's up: Got to shoot last weekend, had a blast.

Got to infect a friend with M14-itis (that's the disease where you feel the need to sell all the shit you own to make possible the purchase of a M14). Which was cool.

Referred him to the posts here on the M14 to help explain things.

In Wisconsin and it's cold. More later.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

It's April 19th

If you don't know the significance of the date today, here is a little reminder:

#1 April 19th 1775 Battle of Concord Green and Lexington (the Shot Heard 'Round the World)

#2 April 19th 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (The Jews in the ghetto resist the German Army for 27 days, longer than either the French or Polish armies resisted...)

#3 April 19th 1993 Burning of Waco's Branch Davidian Church (The US Government, led by Attorney General Janet Reno, decides to use gas grenades that are known to incinerate wood on a wooden structure)

#4 April 19th 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing (Someone, purportedly Timothy McVeigh, blows up the Edward R. Murrah building in OKC, killing 168...Mysteriously, the ATF and FBI offices in the building were vacant that morning)

Some quite pivotal events on April 19th...

Friday, April 17, 2009

Obama vs. Nat Taggart

Yesterday and Today, the media has been abuzz with Obama's 'lets play with trains' statement. You can see that here.

Which got me to wondering, why in the name of all that is socialist and unholy does he want to subsidize another ailing and failing industry??? Well I guess I had no further to look than the book that I've been struggling with for a couple (sigh.. four) months now: Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand.

I do know that Atlas Shrugged basically spells out the leftist / socialist / communist manifesto, I forgot that the main character of the book is a railroad tycoon. Maybe while BarryO was reading Atlas Shrugged (and ignoring the MEANING of the book while MISINTERPRETING the good versus evil struggle in the book) he decided that, like the Taggarts, he should have a railroad to play with...

Thursday, March 26, 2009

?? what happened here??

One of the blogs that I try to read regularly, the Survivalist, has disappeared..... Anyone know what's going on with that???

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Gun Shows used to be Fun Shows...

Went to a local show here in Orlando (local this week...) this morning. Nine dollars to get in, 3 hours of walking, and the only thing I picked up was 4 boxes of .30 carbine ammo.... Came close to pulling the trigger on a 7mm Mag, but $475 seemed high, looked at a couple century arms rifles (1 L1A1, 1 AK47), neither sparked my fancy hard enough to get cash out of the wallet...

Ammo prices... Folks, lets face it.. Gun shows suck anymore... The average I saw FMJ 9mm going for over $20 for a 50 round box. FMJ! FMJ .308 / 7.62NATO? the CHEAPEST I found was .66 a round (300 round can for $200). But the going rate on it was closer to $1 a round. Much of it was OVER $1 a round... for FMJ! I found some .308 168gr match for close to that price!!!

Found .30 carbine for $40 for 50 rounds... Almost laughed in that guys face. Ended up getting mine for close to half what he was asking....

Saw a Chicom M14.. $1600... Laughed. He had a bunch of "USGI" 30 rounders too. LoL.

Anyway, this is the first time ever in my life that I have wandered a gun show for 3 hours and struggled to make a single purchase. Big time bummer!

ETA: Also, can ANYONE tell me why in the hell the ATF has a booth at a gunshow???? Isn't that like the DEA having a booth at a Cottonmouth Kings concert? Or an Islamic Jihad booth at a Jewish Synagogue?

More Great Economic News

Denninger writes at


"Folks, this is the most frightening statement I've read from the FOMC - ever."

Not Good!

Thursday, February 26, 2009


For those who aren't "in the know" that title up there is an acronym for "Bend Over, Here It Comes Again".... In this case I am referring to the Unconstitutional "Assault Weapons" Ban.. Enacted 1994, sunsetted 2004, and ready in the on deck circle here in February 2009...

Link to ABC news' coverage of Attorney General Eric Holder's statements on the issue: Humorously, comments keep disappearing as fast as they are typed in, at one point tonight 25 posts disappeared in seconds...

Looks like ABC is a member of the "Censor the Second Amendment" Movement. "CSAM" seeks to silence those Citizens who value the Second Amendment enough to speak out about it.... But then as ABC is a member of the "mainstream media" and we all know that the MSM are pretty much in the tank for not only BarryO's administration (and previously his election), but they are also pretty much in the tank for the New World Order, and it's subjugation of America...

Thursday, February 19, 2009

What in the Hell is Going On???

Just received this in an email, and was immediately suspicious... I get a lot of emails that are not anything other than 'tinfoil hat' stuff....

But read this:

Presidential Determination No. 2009-15 of January 27,

Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs
Related To Gaza

Memorandum for the Secretary of State

By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and
the laws of the United States, including section
2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of
1962 (the ``Act''), as amended (22 U.S.C. 2601), I
hereby determine, pursuant to section 2(c)(1) of the
Act, that it is important to the national interest to
furnish assistance under the Act in an amount not to
exceed $20.3 million from the United States Emergency
Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund for the purpose
of meeting unexpected and urgent refugee and migration
needs, including by contributions to international,
governmental, and nongovernmental organizations and
payment of administrative expenses of Bureau of
Population, Refugees, and Migration of the Department
of State, related to humanitarian needs of Palestinian
refugees and conflict victims in Gaza.

Okay. You know who was President (of the US) on Jan 27th... And the Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund is a federal fund that allows for aliens to be transported into the US and set up with housing and the like - all at taxpayer expense.

It has been used before, but I am not sure that it has been used to let in "Palestinian Refugees" and "Conflict Victims" from Gaza who are largely supporters of HAMAS - a Terrorist organization!!!!

I guess we should be grateful that BarryO hasn't invited "AL QUEDA" "Refugees" and "Conflict Victims" of the US led intervention of the Taliban in Afghanistan.....

Oh, and as far as authenticity? Take a look - here is the link Just in case you think that's a spoofed address, go to Then click on GPO access, then Click on Federal Register under the Executive Resources, then in the search box type "migration refugee" and click 'submit'.

The first search result is the one you want: "fr04fe09E Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs"

That results in the text from above... So, not a 'tinfoil hat' email...

My, my the times that we live in...

Sunday, February 8, 2009


First, as a ground rule, I will not term the "War of 1861" as "The American Civil War" in this piece. I will not use "War of Northern Aggression", though I find it more truthful... nor will I use "War Between the States", as personally I believe it was a war between the southern states and the northern federal government.

The anniversary of the shelling of Fort Sumter is coming in a couple months - the 12th of April at approximately 0320 (3:20 am to you who aren't on a 24 hour clock). Fort Sumter is widely recognized as the first battle of the War of 1861. Why is Sumter the topic of discussion? Mostly because I wanted to reiterate MBV's sentiment that we have no new Fort Sumter, and perhaps explain why he (and I) feel that way.

A brief history for those who don't spend all day reviewing it: Fort Sumter was a fort in Charleston, South Carolina harbor. It was almost completed in 1861 when Lincoln was elected President of the United States on his abolitionist platform, the election that virtually guaranteed secession. In February of 1861, first South Carolina and then six other states did secede. Most of the forts and other federal properties within the 7 states of the Confederacy were surrendered to the Confederacy. Although the older fort in Charleston harbor (Fort Moultrie) was surrendered, Fort Sumter was not. As a matter of fact, the garrison of Fort Moultrie fled to Fort Sumter as Sumter offered virtually no avenue of ground based assault.

Sumter was besieged, a supply ship turned away, and then finally, on orders from the Confederacy, the commander of the South Carolina Militia ordered the shelling of Fort Sumter, starting at 0320 on the 12th of April. A truce was given the next afternoon, and the fort was surrendered to the Confederacy on the afternoon following, the 14th of April.

What's so important about Sumter? It is not that it was the opening battle in a war of four years that would claim over half a million lives. The opening battle could have been anywhere. It is not that the first casualties of the war were caused by accident, not the actual battle. This fact is very little known - most people don't realize that Sumter was surrendered after the bombardment produced zero casualties on either side!!!

It is the fact that it turned many against the Confederacy. As the Confederacy's Secretary of State, Robert Toombs, warned, attacking Fort Sumter preemptively would "lose us every friend at the North. You will wantonly strike a hornet's nest. ... Legions now quiet will swarm out and sting us to death. It is unnecessary. It puts us in the wrong. It is fatal." Toombs could not have been more correct. Certainly, it was a catalyst for a few other states to join the Confederacy.. But it was a catalyst for many "fence-sitters" to side with the north, who looked like the victims of Confederate aggression...

This is the same thing that MBV is saying when he calls for no new Fort Sumters. The Threepers cannot be guilty of causing the first blood. We must be (and be seen as) righteous and above suspicion. They (the PTB) need to be clearly seen as aggressors. They need to be seen as the oppressors. They need to be seen as the ones in violation of the Constitution and in violation of Natural Law.

Which is, to say, that they (the PTB) need to be seen as they are...

Monday, January 26, 2009

Another threeper types his thoughts!

Hey, for those who haven't yet, check out Boomers and BS. It's a pretty good read!

For those who are afraid that the blog is devolving into one big linkfest, I apologize, that is not my intent. However I don't see a problem with pointing the reader toward an article that was written by someone else. Preferably someone else who actually understands the subject at hand better than I do!

And for those who live under a rock:


If you don't know how to do that, go to the Gun Owners of America web site and click on the "GOA opposes Holder" link. This will open a form that will do the writing for you, just provide your address etc. Takes about 3 minutes, maybe less if you type well. If you don't know who Eric Holder is and why you should oppose his confirmation as AG, get out from underneath that rock and google him.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Here are two stories comparing both the US and British economies to Ponzi-schemes.

The first (dealing with the US & the definition and origin of the phrase "Ponzi-scheme)

and the second, dealing with Britain's economy.

Read them, and then understand that what Rawles wrote is (as the rear view mirror warns) closer than it appears.

If you have not read John Wesley Rawles' Patriots, please pick it up, it is coming back into print, but the older edition can still be found. Also, read his daily blog at survivalblog.

And last but not least, start looking at your "investments" and see if you will be prepared for what must come...

Monday, January 19, 2009

Ramos and Campion!

Border Patrol agents Ramos and Campion have been pointed toward freedom today by President Bush...

Although he didn't pardon them, just commuted their sentences. At least in March (so the story goes) they will be free men, once again.

It is too bad that David Olofson still languishes in prison, and Keeku, and the rest of the jackbooted thugs sit at home free to watch the "Messiah", Lord Hussein accept the scepter and the crown...

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Just got a note from a friend of mine who was asking me about "...some story chapters you had linked to me, like "Unintended Consequences" but more about the militia..."

My friend, you are referring to Absolved, a novel in the works, by Mike B Vanderboegh. The MBV III of Sipsey Street fame. Hopefully as I type this, a post is going up on Sipsey Street that the book is finished, and will be in print by the time I get out of bed in the morning... Until the book is published, fear not, you can read excerpts.

The Chapter List for Absolved (Thanks to David Codrea).

and a link to MBV III's Blog at the Sipsey Street Irregulars.

Happy to Help!

PS - and as a side note, for those who haven't read "Unintended Consequences", by John Ross, please go purchase a copy! It can be purchased at Accurate Press for $28.95 - and it is worth every penny.

Global Depression...

So, here we are. 2009 has arrived and we are beginning to see the dreadful economic statistics of 2008 roll in. Anyone who hasn't read Rawles' "Patriots," please go and buy it! His scenario is beginning to look more and more prophetic...

A few tidbits of interest about the "global economy meltdown" or whatever you prefer to call the descent into financial hell...

From Bob Chapman's The International Forecaster:

"Now we have interest rates at zero as the Fed pushes on a string, and they are blindly followed by every major nation, all of which are waiting to get buried. Wait until you see the dislocation when the Fed attempts to borrow $2 trillion in 2009. In 2008, in real estate, stocks and commodities worldwide, $70 trillion has been lost."

"How can any sane investor accept a negative return or even 0.25% on Treasury bills when inflation is 11%? Stop and think for a second, interest rates cannot go any lower. They can only go higher. Even though this situation exists foreigners lend 60% of their savings to US entities. Needless to say, this cannot continue and as a result foreigners are in the process of pulling funds out of dollar denominated assets. We do not have fourth quarter figures as yet, but for the nine months in 2008 foreigners withdrew $324 billion."

And the statement that I sort of agree with: "There is simply no way out. This is why during this inflationary and hyperinflationary period you have to be almost totally in gold and silver related assets and eventually only in gold bullion coins."

I tend to think that in place of the 'gold and silver related assets' that copper and brass assets, along with edible assets, and intangible assets such as mindset, training, friends, and family should be gathered. You can clock someone with a gold brick, but they have to be very close... Much better to drop 150 grains of love in on them from 500 meters....

By far the worst part of this entire mess is the Belief of the US Government the bailouts, stimuli and stagflation are the answers to the problem that they created. The President Elect has over and over stated that by waving his magic job wand and creating from thin air (or thin dollars) 4 million jobs, the US economy can be saved. Or maybe it might take the aforementioned magic trick and a few more hundreds of billions of dollars... Or maybe more "money" than that even.

Although my post high school formal education lasted around 3 weeks, I will leave you with My words of wisdom: "I told you to buy it cheap and stack it deep. That option is no longer available, so buy it anyway, and thank yourself later."

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Oh Gawd the "M" word!

While perusing my favorite online gun forum (which happens to cover my favorite MBR, the M14), I ran across this wonderful (ahem) dialog:

(no attempt has been made to disguise users or correct their spelling...)

JohnnyJr: "a friend belongs too are local militia.An has asked me more than once to go to the meeting and camping with them on a few occasions. what do you men think of militias ?surviavalist or whack's"

M1AJAS: "I can only say two things: camping, shooting,beer drinking after wards,yes. "Timothy Mcvie" types, NO WAY."

cavman: "It could be a money maker for you... Before you join...go to your nearest FBI Office, and ask to sign up as an Informant! If, as is very likely, they already have one or more on the payroll...then you could consider starting your own group...and informing on new members... Edit: I forgot to add...And the BATF!!! They just love it when they have you on video where the guy walks over to you, hands you his rifle, and says...Check This Out! Converted It to Select-Fire Myself! I've Done It For Half The Guys Here! I'll Be Glad To Convert Yours Too!If you doubt me on this...just do some serious research on militia groups... I am not saying that Everybody in a militia group is a Whacko...just that militia groups actually DO Attract Whackos! And they ARE constantly monitored, investigated and infiltrated by the FBI... You ARE Judged By The Company You Keep..."

Sustinemus: "Internet gun-related message boards attract whacko's too."

cavman: "I Agree 100%...But There is Much Less Risk Just Being ON a Board...reading Messages from Whackos Who Want To Know How To Break The Law ... Than Being in a Militia Group, Weaing Para-Military Uniforms, and WATCHING People Break The Law?!? And on THIS Forum...They Don't Last Long !!!"

duckbuck: "You are absolutely "spot-on", Cavman... Here on the FL, we are dedicated to safe, sane and LEGAL shooting sports, especially things related to our beloved M14-type rifles. We also frown on trolling and flaming and it appears that this thread may be headed in that direction. Before this gets out of hand completely, I think we ought to agree that everything that needs to be said... has been said. The thread is now closed"

And that was that. The thread was open from 12:15 am (1-8-09) until 10:41 am (1-8-09). Glad that in ten and two thirds hours "everything that needs to be said... has been said". Also Glad to hear that (according to cavman) "They (militia personnel I'm guessing) Don't Last Long !!!" And so...

I have posted my last post on the M14 - Firing Line Forum ( - which reads:

"Found out that I was breaking some rule that I was not aware of.

And on THIS Forum...They Don't Last Long !!!

CAVman in WYoming
So, thanks guys, it was fun."

Sigh! Guess I'll go back to the Warrifles forum... Oh, well. Too bad...

Saturday, January 3, 2009


Welcome back from the Holidays! Hope that everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I sure did. Which has a little to do with why in the heck there hasn't been anything posted in a couple weeks...

Anyway, for today, our topic is current events:

The insanity in the middle east (Gaza in particular, but the entire region in total). I have heard that insanity can be defined as doing the same thing over and over again, while expecting a different result. It seems to me that if that definition holds true, then the entirety of middle east politics and war can be summed up as insanity.

Israel is beset by the hordes of the (mostly Muslim) Arab world. The Arab world is still a little irritated by that whole "1948" thing - you know, the one where some guys in Europe (and in the US) decided that Jews needed to be given "back" their homeland, Arabs living there be damned.

Although they (the UN) split said land into two pieces, and gave one to the Jews, and one to the Arabs, the Jews seem to have made a little better return on theirs... Since the day (May 14, 1948) of the establishment of Israel, the Israelis have been at war, preparing for war, or planning the next war... and they have been victorious. Over and over again. Not that the Arabs have lost heart.

Currently the Arab tactics are whine on TV that Israel is oppressing them while they lob rockets into Israel. Israeli tactics involve dropping hundreds of tons of bombs into Gaza, prepping it for the ongoing ground assault...

The insanity in this is that Israel has been fighting this war, for their established land for sixty years... And yet there are many in the world who would like Israelis and their Arab neighbors to hold hands and sing cumbaya... And their opinion is that Israel needs to stop defending herself to do that. "If those uppity Jews would just stop demanding that the Arabs stop killing Jews, the Jews and the Arabs would get along so much better!"

Now flash forward a year, or a few years, and half way around the globe, to my own personal part of the world... The United States of America. How soon will that insanity have set in here? "If those uppity gun-owners would just stop demanding that the government stop banning guns, the gun-owners and the government would get along so much better!"

The only problem is, there won't be any "gun-owners" if the government bans the guns; nor will there be any Jews if the Arabs kill all of the Jews.