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My friend brings the funny:

Dante-
Saw Sons of Guns last night. now I want some gator
 
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that was a cool show
 
Dante-
although.. for the life of me, I could not figure out why you would want an AOW over a Taurus Judge for that????
 
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or a derringer
 
Dante-
yeah!
neat idea, but a lot of plumbing just to flush a turd.
 
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looked like it was more difficult to use and a bitch to reload
 
Dante-
I was kinda put off by the way you took it out of safety too. I can see all manner of problems on a swamp filled boat after picking up a slimy gator.
would have rather seen a manual safety that was separate from the actual striker.
 
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and how easy would it be to drop the thing when your hands are all slimy with swamp and fish guts
 
Dante-
will take the Judge with those ribbed grips, thanks.
 
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…and a dummy cord
 
Dante-
get the Tactical Judge with the comped barrel so when you put the thing RIGHT ON ITS HEAD you don’t get gas build up. 
 
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do they make it in stainless
 
Dante-
it’s Taurus… they probably make it in stainless, titanium, copper, and bakelite
… in pink and blue too
 
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but you can only buy one in pink
all of the others are backordered till 2114
 
Dante-
HAHAH

After Action Report: Feral Hogs. Or… “How I owe my Guardian Angel a drink”

You know the old adage, “God protects fools and little children.”  If given that premise on a standardized test and were then asked,

“God will protect Dante because he is: 

a) A Fool
b) A child
c) all of the above?”

How should you answer?

Let me give you a hint, I passed the Age of Majority a good while ago.  Well… At least physically.  Continue reading ‘After Action Report: Feral Hogs. Or… “How I owe my Guardian Angel a drink”’

Several Points To Ponder

Gun goes boom, man goes ouch.

First, to rip-off the hand grenade analogy, once Mr. Gun is loaded (and they are all always loaded), he is no longer your friend.

Second, as Unc points out, if you drop a gun, let it come to a complete stop on the ground.  Don’t try and catch it.  You are just too likely to grab it in a way that trips the mechanism or causes it to point at you.

Third, he was hunting so there is a not so small chance that it was a stand/blind related accident.  You aren’t in the Mekong Delta with VC hot on your six.  You don’t NEED to saunter about with your long gun in condition “Get Charlie.”  Leave it unloaded until you get your posterior into your seat

Forth, if stalking, keep your gun pointed in a safe direction and in a manner that, should you fall, points mister muzzle away from you. 

Lastly, next time you are passing by a gun store, check out the bore diameter on a Icosa-bore shootzenboomer.  If Wiki is correct, it’s .615 inches.  Lets do the math on that;  You have a hunk of lead a good bit larger than the end of some adult thumbs, weighing north of three quarters of an ounce and boogying at faster than 1500 feet per second.  That will give you around 1800 foot/pounds of hurt.  To put that into perspective, the typical 9mm round is half the size and could generate about 420 foot/pounds at the extreme.  … And yet;

“An ambulance took Mingie to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.”

Guns are magic death rays?  Hardly. 

UPDATE: Fixed incorrect link

T! S! A! T! S! A! Cheer On Security Kabuki

A New Hope and a Modest Proposal.

Concealment Tip

If you are thinking of being TRULY secret squirrel about concealing your carry piece, it’s probably a good idea to NOT do all of the following:

a)     Wear a bright t-shirt with a bold Pro-2a statement

b)     Wear your NRA hat

c)     Wear your TSRA pin on you NRA hat.

You see, people will see those telltales and then some of us, well at least those of us not floating about totally in condition white, will kinda put two and two together and figure that bulge on your strong side under your cover shirt ain’t your cell phone.

Why, oh why, won’t Texas end this farce and just vote in open carry.  Oh that’s right… the other 90% of the people who didn’t notice that guy’s piece would probably fudge their huggies and die of acute hyperbolic dyspepsia at the mere sight of a firearm not strapped to the side of a guy wearing a badge of some sort.*

*BTW, a sewn on security guard badge DOSE NOT confer upon its bearer “teh awesome” and imbue him with the gift of stellar pistoleroship.  …Or even common sense.    

A Giggle For The Gunnies

I have a new holster.  I love it.  These guys were super nice and really cool.  Who digs for a holster they’re kidna sure they might have in one of the dozens of boxes they’ve brought to a Gun Show when they are already selling stuff like hot cakes and it’s the last hour of a show on the last day?  People who want a repeat customer, that’s who.  http://www.dmbullardleather.com/  Will be buying from them again. 

Anywhoo… that’s not the funny.  The funny is that this is the first holster I’ve had with a J-hook.  I like the versatility that it gives me and am quite happy with it.  But I’m accustomed to regular clips that grab onto anything.  Including pants that don’t have a belt on them. …like I usually have on at home. 

HINT!  You can’t draw a gun from a molded holster that is hung on pants using a J-hook if you have no belt.  You will only draw the holster out of your pants. 

Put the holstered gun on, went to do a brass check, and ended up with the smokewagon, skin and all.  *BlinkBlink*  LOLLOLLOL  Glad life provided me with that lesson free of charge.  I assume I’d have put two and two togther at some point.  I hope.

Today’s Moral Quandary Brought To You By Breda And Lawdog

I ran across this and this on their sites.  Having recently attempted for the umpteenth time to read the first Harry Potter book and having glanced at the first Twilight book, I was stuck by the deep notion that if that crap can get readership, why the hell not try myself.  My book is now in Alpha form and I have a few volunteers to ridicule rip apart make fun of my dyslexia do the heavy lifting and first edits. 

Anyway… I dropped sections of my book into the Analyzer.

Here are the results.

For dialogue only, I rang up as Cory Doctorow.

For dialogue intermixed with action/descriptions, I seem to be running over Steven King.

For some um… how to put this… less than wholesome romance (But PG-13), I scored an H.P. Lovecraft.  Fitting given the scene.

For some demonic rantings, I made James Joyce roll over in his grave. 

For general romantic scenes (and I mean romantic interactions between two people, not Boom Chicka Wow Wow…) I came up so MPD that I can’t being to list the authors. 

But when I went out on a lark and had it analyze the book as a whole, I nearly deleted all my work and gave up my dream of having people enjoy my stories.  DAN FRACKIN’ BROWN!  The same name that came up in my general action sequences.

I’ve never read a Dan Brown novel, mainly because Mr. Brown seems to have a hard on for the Catholic Church so I tend to not give $$$ or time to people who dislike a fundamental part of me.  I don’t know if his stories are well written or not.  I know people find his work interesting, but they find Twilight and Harry Potter spend worthy too.  Would it be morally correct to seek to publish a book that could land me the moniker, “A Catholic Dan Brown?”  *Shiver*

My immortal soul is in danger.  Oh the woes of being a tortured artist. 🙂


Dante…

Conservative, educated, understands history, distrusts government, distrusts politicians, dislikes pop-culture, and carries a firearm. In short, I'm what The Framers of The Constitution were counting on and everything your government wants you to fear most.

The only thing I don’t have to complain about is some GI taking up space in my living room. I’ll let you know about the Civil Courts if someone ever owes more than $20 to me. ---If you didn’t get that one; sue your Civics or US History Teacher.


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