Friday, January 27, 2017

Wrestling pigs

(Via Michael Bane on Facebook)

At Ace of Spades HQ, there is a piece that should be read, "How Losing My Political Values Helped Me Gain My Freedom". Those of you who have been stumbling by here for a while know I've advocated for using Alinsky's Rules for Radicals against the leftist/progressives for quiet some time. It seems that someone else has realized that this is a possibility and a liberating one at that. Once you decide that you simply don't give a shit any longer and that you're willing to go as far you have to go in order to defeat your enemies, the fight's not nearly as hard and frustrating as you've been making it. As a matter of fact, it can become sort of fun.

There's an old country saying, "You got to git in th' mud if you want to rassle a pig, boy." It appears our side is finally coming to that realization.

Welcome to the party, folks. Pig sty is to your left. When you've had your fill, you can shower up over there (points). Mind the mens and ladies signs, this is North Carolina and we have laws about bathrooms. Clean clothes are on the tables. Glad to have your help.

Gabe Suarez on lights in a gunfight

(Found on Facebook)

Gabe Suarez opines on the usefulness of lights in a gunfight. There are going to be some butthurt people out there after reading this.

Not that anyone who is anyone cares, but I've considered this for a long time. I have flashlights, including tac lights. I have one weapon mounted light, on a shotgun that's now a safe queen and in line to be sold. After a lot of thought, while I might pick up a light if something goes bump in the night, I probably won't. If I pick up anything in addition to my bedside gun, it's going to be a spare magazine.

"Ermagerd, yer gonna kill the wrong person!"

Probably not. First, we have a burglar alarm and it's set, every night without fail. If anyone violates the perimeter of my home, the bad guys, my family, our neighbors and the central monitoring folks are all going to find out at the same time. That's how the system is set up. Zero delay--it goes off and the party starts.

Second, our house is not completely dark at night, and that's deliberate. While our bedrooms are dark, the rest of the house isn't. We have a low level of light in the living areas of the house at night. It's more than enough to identify whether that person standing there is my wife or the neighborhood meth head who has just made a drastic mistake in the victim selection process.

Third, I'm not going to wait all night before I take action, nor am I playing 20 Questions at 3 AM. We'll leave it at that.

It's a pity that we live in times when we have to think like this, but we do. Have you?

Thursday, January 26, 2017

A 1 minute fix for point for aim vs. point of impact

It's embarrassing to admit, but I've had a problem with my pistol shooting pretty much since I picked one up--I'm consistently 1-2" down and left. It made no difference what pistol I shot, so that eliminated a specific gun. I and others, including a couple of professional trainers, dinked with my grip and other factors with my shooting, also to no avail. I was down and left. It was hypothesized that I was anticipating recoil, jerking the trigger, closing my eyes--something. The only solution seemed to be Kentucky windage--aim 1-2" up and right, which I got pretty good at. It was an inelegant solution, but it worked, and I just got used to it.

Somewhere, and I wish I remembered where because I'd love to give them credit, this video was mentioned.

1 minute and 5 seconds of NSFW video instruction has fixed me. I finally got to the range yesterday to test this out, and I'm now able to chew up the center of a target by actually aiming at the center of the target. All because I'm putting more of my finger on the trigger. Why no one thought of this before, I don't know. I guess we're all conditioned to putting that pad of the first joint of the finger on there and off we go.  I have to get it back to the joint, more like I'm shooting a revolver.

Sometimes it's the little things that trip you up, or the things that "everybody knows".

Well, now I and my readers know differently, don't we?

Monday, January 23, 2017

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday dear John Moses Browning,
Happy Birthday to you!

Teaching a lesson

(Found on Gab)

While this article may be several years old, I'd like to bring it up because we now have the ability to actually put its ideas into place.

Democrats/Leftists/Liberals/Progressives all think that charity is a great thing--as long as the government is in charge of it and someone else's money is used. They're perfectly happy to pass tax laws that are almost confiscatory in scope in order to fund their favorite project, as long as the confiscation is done to "those people", meaning us.

It's far past time for them to get a lesson why we fight them tooth and nail on every tax increase and why we try to curtail government spending any time we can. It's time to eliminate the tax breaks that benefit the industries dominated by Democrats/Leftists/Liberals/Progressives and it's time to end the tax breaks that benefit blue states more than red states. We need to take their rule book and beat them to death with it.

Edit 1/25/2017: For clarity--because I really shouldn't write these things in a hurry.  :-)