Thursday, January 12, 2017

For all the PMAG haters

While I've never understood it, there are people out there who want to hate on Magpul's PMAGs. I don't get it, I have a metric crap-ton of them in 20 and 30 round versions and I've never had a failure attributable to a magazine, and I like to shoot my ARs. But haters gonna hate.

The US Marines, on the other hand, seem to agree with me. One of their tests involved 20,400 rounds of M855A1...

Wait for it...

Without a stoppage.

Now that seems to bitch slap a couple of things the haters like to hate on, now doesn't it?

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Pain

As a migraine sufferer, pain is a subject near if not dear to my heart. (Sidebar--migraine attacks are far from the most painful headaches. Cluster headaches are far worse. People commit suicide with these things. I count my blessings where I find them.) Ars Technica has an extraordinarily interesting article on pain, how it's measured and recent advances in the treatment of pain.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

More gun grabbers take off the mask

(Via Gab)

We all know it--the "gun controllers" want all teh gunz. They want illegal guns and legal guns, magazine fed guns and single shot guns, scary guns and not scary guns.

Another group has just came out in public and said so.

Don't get too comfy basking in the warm glow of a presidential election victory.  The fight isn't over and it never will be. Keep your eyes open, your head down and your powder dry. They're still out for us.

Interesting research--Are liberals more likely than conservatives to commit crime?

(Via Gab)

A recent study by researchers at 4 major US universities shows that political ideology may be a predictor of criminal behavior. To those of us who are more than casual observers of the human condition, this isn't news, but it's nice to have some science, however preliminary, to back up our observations.

I remember when Microsoft caught mortal hell for their "avoid ghetto" mapping patent. Perhaps they need to work on a "avoid progressives" one as well.

Monday, January 09, 2017

For the geeks among my readers

(Via Ars Technica)

If you'd like to take a nice walk down Memory Lane, you could do worse than Viva Amiga. Being that it's a snow day here, I think I have found my afternoon's entertainment.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Reality is not optional

(Found on Gab)

Many of us who are not of the liberal/progressive/leftist persuasion have noticed is that one can not make a fact-based argument with a liberal/progressive/leftist, because they act as if they believe that objective facts simply don't exist.

Dr. Walter E. Williams has discovered the root cause of this phenomena.  And here I thought we were joking about a reality distortion field....

Keeping your (stuff) cool

(Found on Gab)

I just ran into this and based on the video I'm impressed. If you're in the market for a low energy use refrigerator or freezer, you might want to give this a look.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Why I don't look down on Hi-Point owners

There are two constant arguments in gunnie circles that just leave me cold--the incessant caliber wars and the elitist turd burglars who just love to run down the owners of inexpensive handguns. We're going to talk about the turd burglars.

There are a number of reasons I quit actively participating in gun fora, one of them being elitist types who would consistently opine that if you didn't own a $750/$1000/$2500 pistol that you weren't serious about self defense and that you would/deserved to die in your first real self defense encounter. I fully suspect these folks have never had to actually make decisions such as "Do I take the car to a mechanic for repairs or do I do it in the parking lot in the rain myself so I can eat this week?" or "It's the last week of the month, is it more important to put my last $20 into the gas tank or my belly?"

They should try it sometime. It gives you a rather different perspective on a lot of things, affordability of handguns being only one of them. My self defense gun during this period was a borrowed .22 bolt action rifle. No pistol, I could't afford one of those.

So trolling through the Book of Fail today, I came across a post shared from Greg Ellifritz. Greg was at the range recently, and ran into someone with a Jimenez and a story.  It's quite a tale; I think you'd do well to read it.

You may not look at inexpensive guns quite the same way again.

That pesky Fifth Amendement

It isn't' only the Second Amendment that gets in the government's way--the Fifth is an essential bar when it comes to railroading a citizen in court. You need to know your rights pertaining to it, and it goes further than the Miranda warning we've all memorized after hearing it a thousand times on TV.  Ars Technica has an excellent piece on passwords, passcodes and when you should and shouldn't give them up to law enforcement.

Knowledge is power.