Saturday, May 26, 2012

Money talks

(Via Firearm News)

Apparently eBay has noticed that gun owners spend money--lots of money.  Four years worth of losing out is enough pain for them, so they've very, very quietly lifted their ban on the sales of various gun parts and accessories.

An interesting question will be whether or not buyers and sellers, who have developed alternate venues during that period, will come back.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Does size really matter?

(Via Gun Talk)

The Semi-Mythical One Shot Stop vs. Research.

And while I would still rather be armed with a .45 ACP than a .22 LR, if you do you part (hit the torso or the head), the .22 LR is actually a better one shot stopper than the .45 ACP when you look at the numbers.  The perennial "9mm vs. .45" discussion turns into "Would you like your warm spit in a plastic or metal bucket?"

Reading Mr. Ellifritz's work, it seems to me that our incessant gunnie arguments of "9mm vs. .45 vs. Godzilla" are pretty much the modern day equivalent of "How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?"  We'd be far better served spending our time and energy finding the best pistol for our individual situation and at the range being sure that we can deliver the shots (yes, multiple shots) to the necessary target under every imaginable scenario.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Have I said anything lately on how much the news just keeps reading like Atlas Shrugged?


Well, I guess it's time to say it again, before someone is jailed for dissing Mr. Thompson our Fearless Leader. You know, just performing a public service and all that....

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Situational awareness

(Via the Drudge Report)

Yes Virginia, random crimes do occur, so you really need to pay attention all the time.

It's a sad comment that things have devolved to this, but I think that we will see worse before there is any chance for improvement.