Wednesday, January 12, 2011


At some point while I was running around taking care of stuff after work, someone from Winnipeg spent 53 seconds glancing through a few pages of the ol' blog, and caused the Sitemeter to roll past the 50,000 visitor mark.  Not bad for nearly two years in my mind.

Winter Driving

"Snow still on a rear window acts as an idiot warning system. Like how brightly colored animals are usually poisonous and you should avoid them."

CCW Carrier helped subdue Loughner

I had heard rumors of it before, but it's been confirmed now.  One of the individuals who helped subdue the shooter in Tuscon was carrying a concealed handgun, and made some great quick decisions.

 I believe this represents the vast majority of those who legally carry a firearm for self defense.  Great job by Mr. Zamudio.

Glocks, Reload Speed, Mag Capacity...

Obviously are all currently being heavily discussed due to the events this past weekend.  Uncle just put up a decent post relating to a couple of the issues, especially in regards to why mag capacity doesn't really mean squat in such situations.  (Although in the case in question, it was sloppy reloading technique that was the shooter's downfall by most accounts.)

Predictably, the sales of Glock handguns and "high-capacity" magazines for them have spiked in the last few days.  Just surfing most gun forums will get you a slew of threads asking where to get the big mags since everybody's sold out of them.  Personally, I'm not too worried about this causing a new mag ban just yet, and I'm not a Glock fan by any means, so an extended Glock magazine wouldn't do me much good (although there are some 9mm carbines that use them out there, and that could be fun.)  I'm not going to panic buy any though.

Just as much full retard debate has been flying around regarding the political rhetoric that some claim pushed Loughner over the edge.  That's pretty much all bull___.  I don't really make it habit of backing any single politician, I'm generally disgusted by politics at large, and the games the MSM plays with it doesn't make it any better.  However, despite what you're thoughts are on Sarah Palin, she brought up a pretty good quote in a recent response to the accusations being thrown at her campaign.
"We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.” Ronald Regan

ETA: Larry Correia's also got a pretty decent post from a couple days ago that sums up a lot of my feelings pretty well too, and it's prettier than anything I can write, since writing's kinda his thing.

Sig Academy and 522 Commando

Jay G was lucky enough to go on a tour of the Sig Academy recently, and came back with some good pictures and lots of information.  Looks like a fantastic facility, and I'd  love to be able to go through the place.

The bloggers also got to look at and handle just about all of Sig's product line, and a couple things not out yet, including this 522 Commando-

That's right, it's a cute .22lr, with a tacticool fake can to hide the 16" barrel.  That is massive amounts of cool in my mind, I may have to pick one up eventually.

(While we're on the subject, if anybody connected to Bravo Company or Lauer Custom Weaponry happen to read my blog... those guys are like a day trip away from here...)

KSG Video

TFB has a video of Kel-Tec's bullpup shotty.

I think a VFG of some sort is definitely the way to go on this one.