Saturday, January 26, 2013


My youngest brother tagged me on this in facebook...

Looks about right! Heh.

Currently sipping some fresh ground Mexican Chiapas from Emy J's made with my newest coffee gadget. It makes coffee almost as good as a French Press, but isn't a pain to clean, which is important when you don't have running water that's food safe.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Not What I Espected from North Chicago

Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke urges residents to arm themselves.

"With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option," Clarke intones. "You could beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back."
Apparently the Sheriff also called for arming teachers, and Mayor Barrett isn't amused, which endears the Sheriff to me that much more.

Monday, January 21, 2013

"I almost want a pitbull."

Part of this morning's email exchange with Manda...

"And no pitbull."

"I said almost. :-p It's my want of things assholes think I shouldn't have, just because said assholes think they look scary. Then it could ride in my '69 Roadrunner that gets crap-miles-per-gallon while I wave my sawed off shotgun out the window."

"Don't forget the grenade launchers welded to the roof."

"No, that would ruin the body lines."

See, I even have limits.

Sunday, January 20, 2013


The new Nikon 5200 has hit US shores, and it's pretty neat in my opinion.  It seems very similar to my D40, except on optical steroids... I was planning to get a new camera body when I got home from the deployment, so I can continue to take sweet pictures for your veiwing pleasure, and this just may be the one.  Plus, the red is sexy.

Little reminder:  whenever you click an Amazon add, I get a cut of the sales... which will be put towards said camera purchase.  It's a win/win for both of us, and costs you nothing.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Kind of want...

USFA ZiP .22lr.

I don't know if it's my love of "odd" guns or the SF look of it, but if the price is right, I may look for one.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

2013 Magpul Goodies

Magpul tossed out a bunch of new stuff for shot, there's three things that caught my eye.  One is a product I really like, and the other two are(ok, that one's part of a set, but it's the half that I want) ones that show that Magpul does listen to customer wants.

ETA: Can anybody identify the handguard/lower rail on that gun?  I could use something just like that on one of my AKs...

Emerson-Multitasker EDC Tool

I love my Multitasker tools, and Emerson Knives are things forged out of pure awesome...  Needless to say, this will be replacing my Leatherman Skelitool in my pocket when I get home.

The Emerson-Multitasker EDC will be released tomorrow at SHOT Show. It’s a tank of an everyday carry tool collaboration between Ernie Emerson and Multitasker Tools.The beefy tool has everything onboard to deal with life’s mechanical problems; it features a modified Emerson Micro Commander style knife blade (plain edge orpartially serrated) made from PVD coated D2 tool steel. The other tools include a heavy duty awl/scraper with liner lock, slotted and Phillips head screwdrivers; both with 90/180 degree locks, and a detachable pry tool with bottle opener and wrench cutouts (Std: 1/4″, 5/16″, 3/8″, 7/16″, 1/2″ Metric: 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, 9mm)The tool will MSRP for $180.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Glock... why don't you listen?

I just don't get it.  For years everybody has cried out for a single-stack 9mm and a carbine from them, yet another SHOT has come, and they give their fanboys a .45 with a skinny slide.  Meh...?

In related news, relative newcomer to the plastic pistol world, Caracal, has come out with a carbine...

Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Adventures of Roberta X: I Renewed My NRA Membership Today

The Adventures of Roberta X: I Renewed My NRA Membership Today:      Please join NRA or renew your membership if you haven't already.  Are they perfect?  Oh, hells no; but the NRA is the loudest voice we have, ad the only one with all the legislators addresses, phone numbers, favorite beverages and lobbyists who know what buttons to push. They're also your best chance to do a little button-pushing yourself -- they're always looking for volunteers!

She makes a good point.  Also, I just re-joined about an hour ago.  I had let it lapse, since I only have so much money to throw at organizations a year, and the last few a more local group was getting what I had.

Right now though, the big dogs could use the help.

Monday, January 7, 2013

I apologize...

But I just turned on word verification for comments. I'm getting tired of getting spam comments every 15 minutes (not exaggerating) for links to fake drugs, handbags and shoes.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

DoubleTap Defense Suing Heizer Manufacturing


ST. LOUIS, MO (January 2013) - On January 3, 2013, DoubleTap™ Defense, LLC, owner of the DoubleTap™ Tactical Pocket Pistol filed a six million dollar lawsuit against Heizer Defense, LLC of St. Louis, Missouri, and others. In the lawsuit, DoubleTap™ Defense is seeking, in addition to monetary damages, an injunction to stop any further action on the part of Heizer Defense, LLC and others to manufacture or market a product based on the intellectual property of DoubleTap™ inventor Ray Kohout.

In the fall of 2012, DoubleTap™ Defense, LLC's relationship with the Heizers was terminated due, in part, to Heizer's inability to fulfill its manufacturing obligations. DoubleTap™ Defense, LLC has since engaged Azimuth Technologies, LLC, a Naples, Florida based company, to manufacture its new and improved DoubleTap™ Tactical Pocket Pistol. Production has begun on the smallest and safest conceal carry pistol on the market, with anticipated shipping to distributors to begin in the 1st quarter of 2013.

News related to the DoubleTap™ can be found at or on Facebook at
While I'm not really chomping on the bit to get one of their pistols, it is an interesting design.

And here's apparently Heizers' design...

Now I'm no mechanical expert, and I haven't seen the internals of the Heizer design, but I will say my years of gun blogging will let me say DoubleTap just might have a case.

Friday, January 4, 2013

BCM Gunfighter Ambi CH

I've mentioned the excelent BCM Gunfighter Charging Handle in the past, and I'm a fan.  Over on WEVO they've announced the newes part of the Gunfighter line, the Mod.A44 (Ambidextrious).  Cool stuff.

Retail looks to be a little higher than the standard version, understanable with the extra machining and parts that go into it.

'Recoil' Top New Magazine

Recoil was recently named the number one new magazine launch of 2012, despite the shit-storm that surrounded it last fall.  Not just among gun magazines either, that's out of all new magazines.

I'm not too surprised, the last couple years have seen a massive growth in the firearms community, especially among younger Americans.  Recoil is defenitely geared towards readers closer to 20 years old, with a much more graphic driven layout (in my opinion.)  I am a bit surprised that it beat out all other genres though.  That really puts in perspective just how much the gun community actually is growing to me.

I'm glad they managed to pull their collective heads out and get their crap together after their little dust-up.  As KitUp puts it-

"Recoil is a Gun Culture magazine and despite the Great Recoil Debacle of 2012, it is has always been pro-2A at its core…it’s just been sadly schizophrenic as it did so. Disagree? Go back and read – the same issue that had then-editor-Jerry Tsai’s now infamous misstatement you had articles about NFA stamps, silencers, automatic weapons and the best ways to get them. That’s not anti-Second Amendment. That’s some sort of disorganized multiple personality."

Now that they've put that behind them, and put Mr. Harrison in charge, I think it's going to be heading back up to one of the premier print magazines in the gun community.  Now if they'd just do print subscriptions for those of us that don't want to own an iPad.........................................

3,000fps Rimfire

That's not a typo.  I love the ramp-up to SHOT, all sorts of new and ridicules things coming out.  Winchester has announced their new rimfire round, the .17WSM (Winchester Super Magnum), an extended case that pushes a 20 or 25 grain projectile at a stupid-fast speed of 3,000 or 2,600fps respecively.  That means the 20gr. bullet actually has more muzzle energy than a 115gr 9x19mm...

If the price is right, I think it could be a very interested longer range plinker.  The claim is that it'll withstand wind drift better than other rimfire magnums, so it could be fun to stretch its legs out and see what kind of groups it'd do at 200+ yards (I've done some fun stuff in the past with a friend's .17HMR at 100.)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013