Went in to Loudoun Guns yesterday. The gun racks, both new and used, were full. There were plenty of customers too; no sales staff were idle. There were boxes of GI-issue AR magazines, plus new PMags (marked “$39.95 $29.95″) and some Ruger factory magazines that appeared to be PMag clones. VERY LITTLE AMMO, at least that I could see. MDL just returned from a road trip to his ancestral home in the Rockies, to retrieve certain items that are longer “welcome” in that once-proud state, and which he had collected over the past few years. He texted me yesterday, “Just [...]
Doug asked us to make sure we mentioned that the siege of Vicksburg began this day, 150 years ago. And we thank him for it, else it might have gone unnoticed as we tend to think of the Civil War in east coast terms. The War in the west is a sad gap in our knowledge, so perhaps Doug’s request will spur us on to revisit this crucial campaign. An overview of the siege is HERE. Much more interesting information is HERE. I invite you to look at the Confederate order of battle; aside from units from the deep South [...]
Late in the day, I know, but no less heart-felt. New Market Day greetings to all our brethren and sisteren as we pause today to remember those who have marched forward resolutely, crossed fields, charged hills and won the day. An example for us all.
NEVER HEARD OF THIS. Fascinating.
Before I begin this post, this shall be my last one. For reasons satisfactory to me I have decided that it is time to move on. John Noonan gave me my start at blogging and I have found it to be a great outlet; both intellectually and emotionally. I will continue to blog, at my own blog http://vmitownie76.com, occasionally at Sic Semper Tyrannis, and other blogs, where occasionally I make an appearance. I shall continue to read OP-FOR and may from time to time make a comment or two. I would urge some of the regular commentators to contact JPP [...]
A reprise to our post on Mighty Stonewall at Chancellorsville; ETP0802 sent the link to this fascinating article: Scholars have long questioned whether it was an infection or pneumonia that killed Jackson, who gained the nickname “Stonewall” early in the war and went on to be lionized in the South and feared in the North because of his military exploits. On Friday, the 150th anniversary of Jackson’s death, a trauma surgeon with experience on the battlefield in Iraq and Afghanistan revealed his diagnosis of Jackson’s death after reinvestigating the medical record. After reviewing the 1860s files and subsequent reports, University [...]
Lying scum. Human filth. And a menace to the security of this Nation.
It’s not an “infantry” division. ;-) Still has damn some good pics.
457,000,000– that’s the number of cartridges imported into the U.S. just in January and February of this year. Data also shows that cartridge imports nearly doubled from 2011 to 2012, from 1.6 billion to 2.1 billion. Again, shotgun shell imports increased dramatically during this time as well, from 82.9 million to 116.2 million. Foreign ammo maker Armscor International wants to double its production capabilities to accommodate the growing popularity of its ammunition and firearms. The company recently announced plans to increase its presence in the U.S. by building new production facilities in Nevada. Hell yes. Buy it and stack it, [...]
An alumnus from ’96 passed this along today, with a comment: “Maybe I’m too sensitive, but I just find the article odd. I wouldn’t say a rewriting of history, but an equivocation of the US and the Vietnamese communists. I see more and more things like this coming out of that institute. Why is it they choose places like Vietnam or Cuba, and not say the Philippines. Go tour Corregidor and Bataan instead of getting propaganda.” I find myself nodding my head. What say you?