Firearms

First independent FBI spec test on the G2 RIP round (there is no magic bullet)

First video, is his basic analysis of the physics of the round. Second video is against the state of the art Federal HST. As you can guess there was no barrier sawing observed

Do you own an AR-15? Have you looked at .300 AAC Blackout?

Sootch does a good job explaining the differences, and why you should consider .300 for you next build, or upper.

ATI Omni Polymer Lower Build

So my first polymer lower is complete. Here are some snags you will run into if you purchase one of these. The front and rear detent holes for the retaining pins are too tight. You will need to take a 3/32 drill and drill it out gently so the pin will slide the way it should in the hole. I also ran  an into an issue where the buffer retainer was too tight as well. I took a 1/4 drill bit, and a pair of pliers and gently drilled it by hand. I used a doublestar LPK in this one, as I am having a hard time finding CMMG kits. Anyway, just wanted to let you know of some snags if you buy one of the ATI Omni lowers.

 

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James Madison On Firearms

From Federalist #46

The reasonings contained in these papers must have been employed to little purpose indeed, if it could be necessary now to disprove the reality of this danger. That the people and the States should, for a sufficient period of time, elect an uninterupted succession of men ready to betray both; that the traitors should, throughout this period, uniformly and systematically pursue some fixed plan for the extension of the military establishment; that the governments and the people of the States should silently and patiently behold the gathering storm, and continue to supply the materials, until it should be prepared to burst on their own heads, must appear to every one more like the incoherent dreams of a delirious jealousy, or the misjudged exaggerations of a counterfeit zeal, than like the sober apprehensions of genuine patriotism. Extravagant as the supposition is, let it however be made. Let a regular army, fully equal to the resources of the country, be formed; and let it be entirely at the devotion of the federal government; still it would not be going too far to say, that the State governments, with the people on their side, would be able to repel the danger. The highest number to which, according to the best computation, a standing army can be carried in any country, does not exceed one hundredth part of the whole number of souls; or one twenty-fifth part of the number able to bear arms. This proportion would not yield, in the United States, an army of more than twenty-five or thirty thousand men. To these would be opposed a militia amounting to near half a million of citizens with arms in their hands, officered by men chosen from among themselves, fighting for their common liberties, and united and conducted by governments possessing their affections and confidence. It may well be doubted, whether a militia thus circumstanced could ever be conquered by such a proportion of regular troops. Those who are best acquainted with the last successful resistance of this country against the British arms, will be most inclined to deny the possibility of it. Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached, and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of. Notwithstanding the military establishments in the several kingdoms of Europe, which are carried as far as the public resources will bear, the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms. And it is not certain, that with this aid alone they would not be able to shake off their yokes. But were the people to possess the additional advantages of local governments chosen by themselves, who could collect the national will and direct the national force, and of officers appointed out of the militia, by these governments, and attached both to them and to the militia, it may be affirmed with the greatest assurance, that the throne of every tyranny in Europe would be speedily overturned in spite of the legions which surround it. Let us not insult the free and gallant citizens of America with the suspicion, that they would be less able to defend the rights of which they would be in actual possession, than the debased subjects of arbitrary power would be to rescue theirs from the hands of their oppressors. Let us rather no longer insult them with the supposition that they can ever reduce themselves to the necessity of making the experiment, by a blind and tame submission to the long train of insidious measures which must precede and produce it.

The argument under the present head may be put into a very concise form, which appears altogether conclusive. Either the mode in which the federal government is to be constructed will render it sufficiently dependent on the people, or it will not. On the first supposition, it will be restrained by that dependence from forming schemes obnoxious to their constituents. On the other supposition, it will not possess the confidence of the people, and its schemes of usurpation will be easily defeated by the State governments, who will be supported by the people.

On summing up the considerations stated in this and the last paper, they seem to amount to the most convincing evidence, that the powers proposed to be lodged in the federal government are as little formidable to those reserved to the individual States, as they are indispensably necessary to accomplish the purposes of the Union; and that all those alarms which have been sounded, of a meditated and consequential annihilation of the State governments, must, on the most favorable interpretation, be ascribed to the chimerical fears of the authors of them.

“Feinstein: We cannot allow the rights of a few to override safety of all” This woman is treasonous

Dianne Feinstain and her fellow signers of the Declaration of Treason:

Mr. SCHUMER,
Mr. DURBIN,
Mr. WHITEHOUSE,
Mr. BLUMENTHAL,
Mr. LEVIN,
Mr. ROCKEFELLER,
Ms. MIKULSKI,
Mrs. BOXER,
Mr. REED,
Mr. LAUTENBERG,
Mr. “PedoBear” MENENDEZ, Mr. CARDIN,
Mrs. GILLIBRAND,
Mr. SCHATZ,
Mr. MURPHY,
Ms. WARREN,
Mr. CARPER

   S. 150. A bill to regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mrs. FEINSTEIN. Mr. President, I rise today to introduce the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. This legislation is urgently needed to help end the mass shootings that have devastated countless families and that lead too many Americans to live their lives in fear.

**snip** It will be an uphill battle–all the way. I know this.

But we need to ask ourselves:

Do we let the gun industry take over and dictate policy to this country? Do we let those who profit from increasing sales of these military style-weapons prevent us from taking commonsense steps to stop the carnage?

Or should we empower our elected representatives to vote their conscience based on their experience, based on their sense of right and wrong and based on their need to protect their schools, their malls, their workplaces and their businesses?

This legislation is my life’s goal. As long as I am a member of the Senate, I will work night and day to pass this bill into law. No matter how long it takes, I will fight until assault weapons are taken off our streets.

Put simply, we cannot allow the rights of a few to override the safety of all. That is not the America that our founding fathers envisioned. And that is not the America I want my children and grandchildren to live in.

So I ask everyone watching at home: please get involved and stay involved.

The success or failure of this bill depends not on me, but on you. If the American people rise up and demand action from their elected officials, we will be victorious. If the American people say “no” to military-style assault weapons, we will rid our Nation of this scourge.

Please, talk to your senator and your member of Congress.

SenFeinstein

 

She is right contact your member of congress and ask them what part of “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” do they not understand

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CREC-2013-01-24/pdf/CREC-2013-01-24-pt1-PgS291.pdf#page=1

Quote of the day

“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.” –Patrick Henry

Md. Gun Law Found Unconstitutional

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2012/03/05/md-gun-law-found-unconstitutional/

You can’t create rationing systems when it comes to firearms you will be shot down in court every time.

The District judge nailed it

“A citizen may not be required to offer a `good and substantial reason’ why he should be permitted to exercise his rights,” he wrote. “The right’s existence is all the reason he needs.”

My Concealed Carry While On Vacation

Now is the time to buy a gun

 

 

With the occupy movement, and the riots as part of the Arab spring, I think it is a great time to talk about firearms. From a basic home defense standpoint you should own at a minimum 3 firearms. Purchase in this order. First a 12 gauge shotgun. I am partial to the Remington 870 due to the customizable platform. On the cheap there is an 870 clone called the Pardner® Pump Protector, they are always under 200.00. On black Friday weekend you can sometimes find them for 119.00. They will take all 870 accessories accept for magazine and barrel. This serves not only defense, but hunting as well.

Next you should own a 22 rifle. My opinion is that it should be a Ruger 10/22. It is highly customizable, and parts are widely available, and cheap. This rifle is great for small game, and you can buy 500 rounds for 20.00.

Last but not least a handgun. My opinion is that it should be a revolver. A good first one is the S&W model 64. Revolvers are the original point and click interface. You do not have to cock, rack a slide, or charge it. All you do is point and pull. From there it is up to you. I am partial to Glock’s for handguns. I generally carry 2 firearms with at all times. A Glock 23 and a keltec PF9 or a Ruger LCP

Something you should consider if the firearm is for use inside of your home. 9MM and .40 can both pierce walls pretty easy. 45ACP is a much slower cartridge and in my opinion is much better suited for home use. Second would be 38 special for similar reasons. For carry the sky is the limit.

After you acquire your firearms you should strive to store 1000 rounds of ammunition per firearm

Some other items to think about right now.

Local TN Boy

1000 Yards

Mosin–Nagant Model 1891/30 are going for about 100.00 all over the internet and gun shows. They are awesome rifles and where utilized as a sniper rifle by some very famous world war 2 snipers

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasili_Zaitsev

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Sidorenko

The ammo can be had for 90.00 for 440 round sealed cans

good deals

 

 

Update, 2.4.2012 Cheaperthandirt  is no longer on my list of trusted vendors. Their markups in the days leading up to the proposed gun ban is just atrocious. I am all for capitalism. But 1000 percent markup is  just  greedy.

Shotgun
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/16597-55.html

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/index.php/cPath/37/Shotguns

Search on buds gun shop

Ruger 10/22
www.cheaperthandirt.com

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/index.php/cPath/36_59_79/Ruger+Rimfire+Autoloading/

.38 Special
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=.38+special&x=0&y=0

Mosin–Nagant
http://www.classicarms.us/firearms.htm

Glock 22 for 299.00
http://www.ombexpress.com/p-6779-used-glock-22-2nd-gen-with-1-15rnd-mag.aspx

Update, OMB is out of business.
J&G sales is probably your next best bet. Below is a link to their used glocks . They generally start around 369.00

http://www.jgsales.com/handguns-c-16_150_497.html?sort=4a&page=1

These are just my opinions so take them for what they are worth.