Monday, January 3, 2011


I used to mess around with jewelry design (mainly wire rings.)  But I never thought of anything like this.  Need to see the video to fully appreciate it.

Ammo Reviews?

If I were to do some, what would you guys like to know?  Let's get the comments rollin!


You can always tell when it's getting close to SHOT Show season.  Apparently the Kel-Tec KSG is the thing to talk about today, at least judging by the spike in Google hits on the blog here.  Even more so than the new Ruger (I guess I'm not the only one feeling a little 'meh' towards it.)

Found this over on ARFCOM too, thought I'd share-

I'm still trying to figure out how you actually get the rounds into the tubes...

It Is.

Introducing the LC9™, a lightweight, compact 9mm pistol for discreet carry by law abiding citizens, or a full-power, no-compromise backup for off-duty law enforcement officers. This highly requested pistol was developed through Ruger's Voice of the Customer program and incorporates the features and rugged reliability desired by Ruger customers.

"On the heels of the overwhelming and on-going success of the LCP®, customers repeatedly requested a lightweight, compact 9mm pistol. Frankly, they wanted an LCP chambered in 9mm" said Ruger CEO Michael Fifer. "Delivering an American-made, compact 9mm that provides the same legendary Ruger reliability as the award-winning LCP, LCR® and SR9® became our focus. Meeting customer expectations is our goal and key to Ruger's continuing success," Fifer continued.
The LC9 is a double-action-only, hammer-fired, locked-breech pistol with a smooth trigger pull. Control and confident handling of the Ruger LC9 are accomplished through reduced recoil and aggressive frame checkering for a positive grip in all conditions. The Ruger LC9 features smooth "melted" edges for ease of holstering, carrying and drawing. 

As I mentioned before, it's nice to see more options out there.  The next ground breaking must have gun of the decade? Doubtful.  Kel-tec already has a couple similarly sized 9x19s, one of which has a double stack mag for a few more rounds.  Then again, the new Ruger has dovetailed sights, so (in theory) you'll be able to drop in some night sights, which is a great idea to me, and a finger extension mag included with the gun is a nice touch.

I guess I'm just let down by the amount of hype Ruger put out on this one.

What I'm really waiting for is some side to side comparisons with similar guns, as well as next to the LCP.  I'd much prefer a 9mm to a .380acp for carry, so I am interested, and I have a feeling CCW will be an option before the end of the year in these parts.

Is this it?

Gun Nuts Media has a picture and a link to the new Ruger LC9, a compact 9mm carry gun.  Is this what they've been making noise about the last couple days?

It's nice to see more carry options coming out, and eventually I'm sure we'll have CCW here in Wisconsin, but that seems like a lot of hype for a little 9mm.  Unless I'm missing something...


As G&C quickly approaches it's second birthday, let's take a look at the numbers.  Keep in mind I only started running Google Analytics in April, so the stats may be slightly skewed.

38,102 unique visitors
64,732 page views
(As stated, these are actually only since April, so you can probably tack a couple thousand on there...)

Slightly under 26% of which were direct traffic (bookmarked or address entered manually)
63% were referred through links from other sites, with The View From The Porch beating out Google by 4% of the overall total.  (I really don't thank Tam enough, I sometimes think nobody would come here if she didn't occasionally link me.  I may have to go hit up her Amazon Wishlist.)
Those were followed by (in order), Hell in a Hand Basket, Facebook, and Say Uncle for the top five.

I am a Geography person in the grand scheme of things, so you get this-


As you can see, the vast majority of visits were from the US (34k), followed by Canada (864), the UK (348), Germany (249), and Australia (206).

The big hit posts were primarily the good ol' Rubber Band Extractor Spring, the first glove post, and my Battle Comp review.  Of course the main page itself got the most hits, but the most viewed post of 2010, and of all time to date, is (drum role and all that)...............................................

A little baby deer.

Kel-Tec KSG 12ga

Uncle's right, it does look incredibly cool, and I freakin' want one.

Double mag tubes with a quick switch near the grip too.  That should make for dang fast switch to slug drills.

A super-short shotty, with no tax stamp, and not a reduced capacity, but double what you'd get from a similar barrel length standard set-up.  Sweet.

Even more photos from Oleg here.