About LTCOL P

LTCOL P hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is an artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004. COL P came to OPFOR as a guest blogger, but has now joined the team full time. He also runs Rule 308, where he denounces gun control and other aspects of socialism, and proclaims the greatness of the United States.

“Done Been Girled…”

A frequent link favorite at WRSA, our fellow Virginian and fellow Marine, Fred Reed is not everyone’s cup of tea, and truth be told sometimes he sends one out of the impact area. However, far more often than that he gets first-round effects on target. Better still, he doesn’t give a rat’s ass who gets wrapped around the axle about it. Record this as a target, and end of mission, “Done Been Girled: the Price of Matriarchy,” with my emphasis added in this one passage out of too many to quote– It is the nature of women to complain, endlessly, […]

Food For Thought: Door-Kicking Police

Courtesy of Survival Blog, here’s an article that ought to command everyone’s attention. When I later visited the Fairfax County police station to gather details about what went wrong, I met the shift commander, Lt. Erik Rhoads. I asked why his officers hadn’t contacted management before they raided the apartment. Why did they classify the incident as a forced entry, when the information they had suggested something innocuous? Why not evaluate the situation before escalating it? Rhoads defended the procedure, calling the officers’ actions “on point.” It’s not standard to conduct investigations beforehand because that delays the apprehension of suspects, […]

Marines “Ran Back Into The Fight”

Here’s a lot more detail on the Chattanooga attack, more than I’ve seen reported thus far: A military official says several troops “ran back into the fight” after getting their colleagues to safety during an attack in Chattanooga that left four Marines and a sailor dead. Maj. Gen. Paul W. Brier, commanding general of the 4th Marine Division, said during a news conference Wednesday in Chattanooga that there were 20 Marines and two Navy corpsman inspecting equipment at a joint Marine-Navy facility when the attack happened on Thursday. Brier says the troops “reacted the way you would expect” during an […]

Farnam: Things Are Looking Up [?]

Mr Farnam sends: Things are looking up! Friends on active duty told me this morning that certain officers and S/NCOs are now quietly carrying concealed on base, and off. No one is admitting it, of course, but some courageous commanders, at great personal risk, have taken it upon themselves to authorize the practice, albeit unofficially. Real warriors, of which there are still many, don’t like being sitting ducks in a shooting war, even when it is obvious that their CIC, and his gaggle of groveling yes-men, contemptuously consider them all cannon-fodder! “Spartans never ask how many the enemy be, only […]

Gun-Day Sunday: A Double Birthday

A thunderous “H-F-Bd” to the great Sam Colt *and* to Herr Gaston Glock, both born this day (the former in 1814, the latter in 1929). Both deserve permanent places in history.

S C U M

Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez: human filth. RIP, Marines. And how do exact revenge? How do we make it so painful for our enemies that they’ll think twice about doing this on our soil? Do we need a moose-limb pogrom? Mr Kipling might have just the thing…

Commentary Coming Soon on Iran “Deal”

“Deal” indeed; such as it is. Don’t worry, we’ll have more. Until then, you might look at XBradTC where URR hangs out. I think they hit the highlights. Or lowlights. More to follow. Feel feel to lodge your own comments.

Gun-Day Sunday: Initial Impressions of the SIG 716

USMC0802, after considerable deliberation, acquired a SIG Sauer 716, which we took yesterday up on the mountain to zero and fam fire. Since we put less than a hundred rounds through it, this is not an exhaustive review but our initial impressions. (I’ll let him chime in on comments.) Overall, we like it: typically SIG in that it’s very well made, solid, good trigger pull; recoil was present but not excessive. It came with one (1) PMag which of course performed without a hiccup. We used Portugee milsurp 7.62, and it too shot just fine. (Buy it whenever you see […]

A Prince of a Man

USMC0802 and I had just come home from a trip up on the mountain to zero his new SIG 716 (more on that tomorrow), when who should stop by with a house-warming present but one DaveO, VMI ’90. Now THAT is a welcome addition to the household. And a welcome visit; despite us working closely here together, I hadn’t actually seen Dave in twenty-some years. I do believe he shall be returning. MANY THANKS!

He Came Home With a Brand New Plan

PLEASE READ EVERY WORD OF THIS. Then pass it on. U.S. Army Captain Saleem Sharif seemed like one of those extraordinary American success stories. He grew up poor near Charleston, South Carolina, and was raised by his single mother—an African-American Muslim who wanted her son to be the first in the family to graduate from college. Whip smart and hardworking, Sharif received a recommendation from the late Sen. Strom Thurmond [wait– not that awful racist??], and in 1996 he earned a coveted appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. (Plot spoiler– it goes downhill from there.) I will […]