Artillery Thursday: From Reclaimed Relics to the Smallest Guided Munitions

From two ends of the firepower spectrum, the old and the massive to the new and the miniature, we bring you something– twothings– pretty nifty… “Blast from the past: 3 Civil War cannons pulled from river” Aside from being coated in mud and muck, the recovered cannons were in surprisingly good condition and are more or less “ready to rock and roll,” said Jonathan Leader, South Carolina’s state archaeologist, who helped lead efforts to locate the remains of the sunken CSS Pedee. Receding waters left the third cannon (a 7-inch Brooke rifle) exposed, and the gun is a bit corroded […]

Weapons Wednesday: Unorthodox Concealment Schemes

“Is that a pistol in your vagina, or are you just happy to see me?” I’d like to know, was it muzzle-up or muzzle-down? Because muzzle-up is simply unsafe. Then again, if you’re carrying a piece in your thing I suppose the basic rules of gun safety aren’t foremost in your mind.

Gun-Day Monday: Double-Barrel Bullpup Shotgun

Yep. I did not know that there was a market for such a thing, but I’m glad that companies out there are striving to experiment and innovate. I expect that it’d be a fearsome thing to face down a hallway or in a trench.  

Weapons Wednesday: Good Deal on S&W M&P 9mm

We have zero financial interest here, but we’d like to point out that AIM Surplus is offering LEO trade-in M&P 9mm pistols for $350. That ain’t bad at all. Might want to take advantage of it.

“Middle Eastern Men” vs American Military Families?

Looks like it, here on U.S. soil. The [FBI] alert says Middle Eastern men are approaching families of U.S. military members at their homes in Colorado and Wyoming [emphasis added]. It mentions Greeley, Colorado, and Cheyenne, Wyoming, as the specific areas. There is a straightforward two-step plan military families can implement to solve this menace, should they be faced with it. The tools and the training are readily available in most American states. (Step Two involves calling 911.)

Gun-Day Monday: Malfeasance and Misfeasance

“Unreal: Gun Used in Terror Attack on Mohammed Cartoon Contest Sold Through Operation Fast and Furious” It turns out [murderous heathen Nadir] Soofi purchased his gun under the Holder Justice Department’s Operation Fast and Furious back in 2010. … In other words, ATF and the FBI pushed through a shady gun sale that ultimately was used in a terror attack against Americans on U.S. soil. So, if I get it right, this Federal government of ours is allowing adversaries on our soil to arm themselves illegally– enabling them, actually– but “not ruling out” prosecuting a U.S. military officer for defending himself […]

A Court-Martial for the Navy Officer Who Fought Back??

WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY? Please keep an eye on this, and write your Congressional representatives if SecNav persists in this injustice. LCdr White shouldn’t be court-martialed; he should be decorated and promoted.   (This news item came by way of the redoubtable GW’64, and many thanks to him.)

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.