Although we have no interest, financial or otherwise, in AIMSurplus, we’d like to note that a pile of Swiss K31s and accessories– such as bayonets and magazines– have popped up for sale at great prices. (Look under the “new” category if you don’t see them right away.) Great rifle, extraordinary value. The K31 is a rifleman’s weapon, not just a handle for a bayonet. Again, our only interest is to see good rifles in the hands of good citizens.
Yesterday we held the first Op-For Range Day– hopefully the first of many!– through the good offices of John Murphy at FPF Training. It was a blast. (This was a by-invite event for our loyal readers and commenters. Before you say, “Hey– what about me, I never got an invite??” let me explain. For the purposes of the first event, I needed to tap into our core (“Corps”?) community of people I had shot with, hunted with, or served with, and who were local. So, my apologies if you would got left out this time, BUT rest assured there will [...]
We are back after the long weekend. I hope everyone had a good one. Unfortunately, we have a long hot summer to look forward to– it’s been brutal here in the DC area. Let’s jump right in… Recently, ADM Mullen stated that he thought that the single greatest threat to national security is the debt. I tend to agree. Debt, as we all know to one degree or another, severely restricts your freedom of action and shackles your prosperity. So it is with families, so it is with nations. My question– what say you??
After a two or three comparatively easy years, I think we’re in for an active hurricane season. (I speak of the east coast.) A powerful storm can carry itself well inland and far up the Atlantic seaboard, and cause considerable havoc. Since we are all pledged to be ready in every time of deepest peril, to borrow a phrase, we ought to re-acquaint ourselves with the proper preparations. Rawles’s oft-cited Survival Blog is a true wealth of information, but today’s feature on hurricane prep is a real gem. Read and heed! Remember, the goal is to be part of the [...]
And closer to home, the troubles mount as well: “Mexican drug cartels have set up shop on American soil, maintaining lookout bases in strategic locations in the hills of southern Arizona from which their scouts can monitor every move made by law enforcement officials, federal agents tell Fox News. “The scouts are supplied by drivers who bring them food, water, batteries for radios — all the items they need to stay in the wilderness for a long time. ““To say that this area is out of control is an understatement,” said an agent who patrols the area and asked not [...]
Drifter 5 sent this in, under the title “Why Nashville Didn’t Have Looting.” Not sure it’s Nashville, but I am sure it’s damn funny. I love it. I asked Tony Sahib (a TN resident) why I couldn’t see *him* in the shot. He replied– “I was taking the picture.” :-)
I suppose you could say it was the thought that counted. Except thoughts don’t cut it. “The 1,200 National Guard troops President Obama is dispatching to the U.S.-Mexico border will provide intelligence, reconnaissance and other “back office” support, but one thing they won’t be doing is helping a beleaguered Border Patrol and local law enforcement nab illegal immigrants and smugglers flowing into Arizona. “Speaking at a press conference in the White House East Room Thursday, the president said the Guard won’t be on the front lines but will be offering vital support roles. “”What we find is, is that National [...]
“Obama to send more National Guard troops to U.S.-Mexico border:” “President Obama will deploy an additional 1,200 National Guard troops to the southern border and request $500 million in extra money for border security, according to an administration official. The decision comes as the White House is seeking Republican support for broad immigration reform this year. “The official said the new resources would provide “immediate enhancement” to the border even as the Obama administration continues to “work with Congress to fix our broken immigration system through comprehensive reform, which would provide lasting and dedicated resources by which to secure our [...]
On Saturday I finally took the XCR (7.62×39 version) to the range for a fam fire and rough zero. It was so much fun I took it out again yesterday and shot some more. Initial impression– It functions as advertised! Location: Saturday at Clark Brothers. (Would have shot more but their ammo prices are high.) Sunday at Silver Eagle. I recommend both places, just understand that you’ll pay for the “free” range use at Clarks’ with higher ammo prices. Handling: High marks for ergonomics. It is nicely balanced and proportioned, and although I believe it weighs just a bit more [...]
Well, the Feds nailed him, and none too soon. Now, comes the fun part, that is, putting this guy on trial. Because he is a US citizen, he rates the full monty. (Unless– if he gained citizenship under fraudulent pretenses, can it be revoked?) A couple of points stand out for me: – Again, we’re living on luck. The alertness of the bystander and the quick action of the officer on the scene notwithstanding, we didn’t “prevent” this one. We simply got lucky it didn’t function. More to the point, we got lucky that Shahzad wasn’t a suicide bomber, else [...]