Sunday, June 20, 2010


Found this on Photography is Not a Crime. These cops go too far. I think they were mad about the run around. Can we expect this for us in the future, too?

edit: Switched out the Liveleak link for a Youtube link.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Get Your Blade On!

You should be carrying a knife. Unless it is government mandated rule, you cannot possibly avoid being there without government punishment, AND there are real repercussions to possession, there is NO reason for you not be carrying a knife. Knives are one of our first tools, and still remain one of the most important. It is a basic tool of human survival. Most humans will use a knife or knife derived cutting tool on a day to day basis. Where there is humanity, there are knives. Even in the most mud hut basic of primitiveness, humans have knives and lots of things to cut. If your place of work or play is so backwards that they will not allow basic tools to humanity, then you should not be there. Ever. Let Darwin pass judgment upon those fools.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Over Ten Years of knife EDC

These are eight of the eleven folding knives that have been my every day carry knives for the last 11 years. Going to do some more pictures and review these pieces a bit.

From left to right. Smith & Wesson SWAT, Kershaw Vapor II, CRKT m16-13z, Kershaw Leek assisted opener, Benchmade 530 Mel Pardue, Kershaw Skyline, SOG Spec-Elite II, and a Boker AK-74 auto

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Dances with Smurfs

After they played Avatar at work, I caught bits and pieces. Despite, the Anti-Avatar fervor of the libertarian and conservative sides of things I decided to see it, because damn it. I LOVE MECHS. After admitting to renting it in the GBC I got treated to some fairly nasty statements.

"I called my mother a fucking assclown to her face when I saw the disc in her house."

"You're not even good enough for the shun bench. Just go die in a fire."

Now, some might get their feelings hurt, but I know as a fact that they're just concerned about my well-being.

Anyway. It wasn't a horrible movie. It had some killer cinematography, great CGI, cool sci-fi tech, and interesting alien flora and fauna. Is it new? Nope. Not remotely. Its an archetypal guy goes native for love story. Nothing new here. I cannot even say its a particularly great take on this. I really don't see the development towards understanding. At least it wasn't convincing for me. Honestly, about to the 3/4s mark the movie seems rather well done. The end seems rushed. We're ready to make Jake Sully into the great hero. Lots of people die. Easily predicted. Some neat futuristic weapons though.

The biggest problem folks seem to have with this movie is that they feel that Cameron is attacking the US Military and Government. That and how a modern military force is taken down by flying dinosaurs. Folks really want to paint this to be a leftist fantasy world of sugar plums and pixie dust. I can only say its halfway.

Imperialism being bad is the primary lesson of the movie. The US has been blamed with plenty of it, but in reality we haven't done anywhere NEAR as much as many of the lefty nations of Eurotopia. I agree that he's painting the US as the face of Imperialism. I think that he could have mixed things up better. Russians, English, Germans, French, and the Chinese could have been better represented. Also, the bad guys are a corporation. I have no troubles with this. Corporations make good bad guys. I know this for a fact., I work for Wal-mart. If Wal-mart was running things on that world, they would have wiped out the indigenous peoples.

As for the dinosaurs? Throw enough LEMMINGS at an elephant, the elephant will loose. There is some logic to the idea that the 'planet' did something about the pesky humans. Pandora is made out to be a big network where everything is connected. How very Lucas. Being a large organism, the critter bum rush makes sense as an immune system response against a dangerous foreign object. Silly? But so is a lot of other sci-fi. This sort of stuff, I can't lay upon the movie and its creators.

I spent a dollar on this rental. I feel it was well enough spent. Besides, the movie industry HATES Redbox. If you seriously think I'm an assclown or that I should go die in a fire for watching Avatar... I didn't watch it for YOUR pleasure. You can go set your dick on fire. Fuck you, you nanny libtard wannabe. If you like any genre, you'll have to wade through ideas and concepts that you don't like. There are distasteful ones inside Avatar, but there are more elsewhere.

I forgive Cameron for his crazy libtard nature though. He gave me Aliens. My all time favorite movie. While I'm at it, I forgive Lucas, Spielberg, and John Carpenter too. All these guys gave us some good times.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The new Sig in the family

Today I am finally welcoming a new Sig-Sauer handgun into the household. The Sig 225 is not a brand new pistol but rather an older sidearm carried by the Zurich police in Switzerland.

The 225 is effectively a downsized 9mm version of the Sig's famous .45 acp(and 9mm!) Sig p220. It is slightly slimmer than the equally famous Sig p226 as it is a single stack 9mm- holding 8rds in the magazine and one in the chamber. This differs from most Sigs in that it has a European style heel magazine release.

I've got a simple Dun Hume holster to go with it already, and I plan on carrying this little piece of history often.

Even Yume wants to say hi!

Monday, May 3, 2010


Everyone even remotely liberal has been bitching and complaining about the illegal immigration law recently passed in Arizona. Arizona's government has been called Nazis, racists, and worse. Political cartoons are awash with poor innocent Latinos having to huddle in fear from the evil white police that eye them with nothing but suspicion and contempt. How unfair this law is! How morally wrong it is! Even the President of the United State has put down this law on his highchair of authority.

If folks really thought about it, they might see other things as also unfair. Talented, educated people from all over the world come to America and join a lengthy process to become citizens. Immigrating legally, they spend plenty of money, time, and sweat to join us as fellow citizens. Yet, some folks just have to walk across a border
and stand in a home depot parking lot to earn their place in what is still the leader of the free world? What about what they pay in taxes? I bet you a doctor with family from immigrating from Europe is going to have to pay a lot of taxes in his new life over here. Is an illegal immigrant going to pay even a fraction of what he pays? Is this fair? I've known guys that got enough overtime to get jumped to the next tax bracket and suddenly they lose all the OT money plus extra in required taxes. Is that fair? People's property is worthless down near the border, trash is strewn everwhere, drugs and violence goes largely unchecked. These are US citizens dealing with this shit, is that fair? Is it fair you sit in your nice air conditions home, with your big screen TV, safe in your suburb, drinking your latte, when US families on the border must bunker down, doors and windows fortified, guns ready, every fucking night?

Fuck you, you goddamn commie bastard libtards. If the feds had secured the border, we might not have to deal with cops checking papers when they make a LEGAL stop. Fuck the rest of the world and their needs, our people come first damn it.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Appleseed & Bad Eyesight

I participated in an Appleseed shoot this Saturday. It was a beautiful day, and the people were nice. I learned an awful lot about marksmanship, but I did miserably in my shooting. I took my Yugoslavian m70 underfolder. Many suggested that I should not, because of the poor accuracy of the AK. I felt that it could do the job and I still do. I feel that the sub 100 scores were due to user error. The single biggest issue I had was actually seeing my targets at 25 yards. Once I put the front sight up, I could no longer even differentiate between any of the smaller 300 and 400 yard targets. A blur for me, is much worse than for you guys with good eyesight. So, I need new glasses and a rifle that takes some optics.
While, I did not return for my 2nd day, I feel I learned massive amounts. I now know a lot more about trigger control, using a sling to steady my rifle, position, breathing, and a good bit more of history of the first day of open rebellion from Great Britain. I think will be able to practice more effectively with my rifles.
Some of the sling stuff I think was a nearly useless. One involved taking off part of the sling and wrapping around the arm. For me that seemed just pointless. The Hasty sling allows for fast sling assisted grip for actual fighting positions. That seemed to be the most practical.
After the day's shooting, I am a bit disappointed with the Yugo Underfolder. I never originally intended to get an underfolder yugo. I wanted a fixed stock, but with a new possible AWB, I felt I needed a black rifle immediately. Its handy, and the recoil isn't bad, but I just feel that the stock is bothersome. Harder to deploy than a side folder, and its just metal against your shoulder. There is no cheek-weld either. I've decided to sell the old Yugo. I've recently gotten my old Saiga 7.62x39 back, and am working on converting it to a proper configuration. The funds from the sale of the saiga will most likely provide for a good solid fun .22lr autoloader for practice and later Appleseeds. A sig 522 would be classy and cool for such purposes.

Monday, March 22, 2010

New Walmart Policy on PA system

Recently, a teenager used a Walmart PA system to broadcast a message telling all blacks to leave the store. As a result of this lackluster inconsequential villainy, my dark corporate masters have declared a major policy change for our in-store phone/PA system. First off, instead of hitting that little 'PAGE' button, we must dial a # & 3 digit code to link to the PA system. Secondly, all phones on the sales floor without a continuous employee presence must be unplugged and hidden. That's going to really suck if I have to call a Code White(injury) or Code Adam(missing child) out in the outlying areas at night. Thank you, political correctness! Way to make everyone's day a little less convenient.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Remember your Eyes!

In preparing for zombies, commies, and natural disasters I think tend to think more for guns, ammo, and neat gear than we do the other little things. Ever thought about your glasses? For those millions of us wearing contacts and eyeglasses, how many of us have backups? Most folks with contacts tend to have a set of glasses, but do either group have any glasses ready for bad conditions?

If you're into anything like air-soft or paintball it quickly becomes evident that you need to wear protective eye wear. Also, most physically active sports exhibit the need for tough eye wear that can stay in place. In any disastrous situation can bring the same issue to bear. Even while practicing at the range, you need eye protection, but most folks with glasses simply use their normal glasses as a protective barrier regardless if they're as tough as even cheap shooting glasses are. Having just a normal pair of glasses simple doesn't cut it.

There are options available for us nearsighted and farsighted folks. Custom shooting glasses are available from numerous manufacturers, but these can be very expensive. However, one system revolves around prescription inserts vs the entire lens. These inserts known as RX carriers, can be put into multiple shooting glasses and goggle systems. Gunner's Alley has a wonderful informative site on all of this. Then they also
retail the ESS ICE system of carrier ready glasses. I've bought holsters from Gunner's Alley before, and found them to be very helpful and provide excellent service. I really need something like this. The inserts not not terribly expensive. For less than $150 USD you can have reliable protection for your eyes regardless of your sight.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

AK-47 ain't so powerful!

Here's a lovely video from the late 80's comparing the power of different calibers of rifles, and even a pistol and shotgun using the noble watermelon. It puts up some great points that we already know. Intermediate rifle rounds are on the low side of rifle power. Share with those folks you know that don't get it.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

One of Each: Handgun, Shotgun, and Rifle

I want to be a cool kid, too. Thanks to JayG for helping me spend my morning thinking about this stuff.

Handgun: I would say a nice .45 of some sort, but I started thinking about CCW. I'd go with a Sig Sauer 228. Its just a 9mm, but it'll conceal well , but be rugged enough for any conditions. Plenty of ammo too.

Shotgun: NIB Classic Ithaca m37 12 gauge riot. The one with the full out 8rd tube. Nothing recently manufactured.

Rifle: Yugoslavian m70 series AK. If no physical mods, I'll take an underfolder like my m70ab2. AKs. They kill shit out to 200yards just fine.

Monday, March 8, 2010

More Griptilian Pics

I really have gotten to like Benchmade's knives over the past year. I like the steel and I like the comfortable grips. So for a utility field knife I have picked up this 151 Fixed Griptilian.

Many reviews I read discussed how these were fine knives and all, but how they couldn't do everything Fallkniven or other uber-survival knives could do. I didn't want something for chipping through concrete or batoning through logs. I wanted a good cutter that could be easily resharpened for any normal cutting tasks that might arise. Cutting rope, cloth, grass, animal flesh or maybe scraping any number of things.

A knife is primarily a cutting tool, not a digging tool or a wood chopper. It might get pressed into defensive use, but even then as a last resort.

Its only a 4inch blade, but that will work for most normal tasks. It even leaves room for perhaps a small hatchet?

Sunday, March 7, 2010

End the AK vs AR debate!

Let us lay this debate down. Instead of trying to deride the other guy, lets concentrate on making something so fucking awesome, that we will neither want AK or AR.

The ARK should combine all of the best qualities of both AR and AK. The accuracy, ergonomics, and interchangeability of an AR must blend flawlessly with the reliability, durability, ease of maintenance, and a dab of the cost effectiveness of the AK platform. The end product shouldn't cost more than $800 for a standard model and less would be great.

I think the piston AR uppers are a step in the right direction, but maybe not enough. I want to see a bit more toughness added. As for some of the other ARish rifles out there, I don't think $2,500 is anything near a reasonably price for a fighting rifle.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Saturday Gun & Knife Pics!

First up is my Yugoslavian M70AB2 Underfolder, one of the best Century Arms AK clone builds as Century contracted the work out to another company.

Next comes my Remington 870 Magnum. It was a riot gun in a prison until sold as surplus in excellent condition but some rack wear. I have since added Knoxx Spec Ops stock, a Speedfeed polymer forend, and a Wilson Scattergun Technologies 3 round extension.

The Benchmade 151 Fixed Griptilian is one of my most recent purchases. Its going in the BoB as utility fixed blade.
Last year's birthday present from my lovely wife is this neat little Fallkniven G-1 Garm fighter. A nice little 3inch bladed boot knife. Once I get my Kydex sheath-making equipment together, the Garm will get the first IWB sheath.

Adventures in Big Knife EDC!

A while back I helped an acquaintance get a large TV out to his car in bad weather. When he went to cut the garbage bags up to get the TV sealed up, he pulled a large Cold Steel Voyager folding knife. When I commented that I carried a much smaller EDC blade he gave me a bit of his grandfather's wisdom, "A big knife will cut anything a small knife can AND anything a big knife can."

Looking around the net, I noticed that there are very few large sized folders. I'd considered a Benchmade Ruckus. However, $170 for a 4inch folder, even with the excellent axis-lock, was just a bit steep for an often carried blade. Eventually, I found a magnum sized folder that worked the way I wanted, made from a good steel, and was at the right price. The SOG Spec-Elite II.

The Spec-Elite comes in a 4 and 5 inch version. I chose the massive 5inch. Its made out of VG-10 steel. One of the better Japanese knives steels. The Arc-lock of the SOG folders, works much the same way as the Axis-lock and features an even smoother operation. The price was excellent. Most places sold this design for over $120, but had it for only $100.

I've carried this for nearly two months. I still have some issues with this. Mainly in physically carrying it. The size causes two considerable problems. It has considerable heft. Next, its size is so great that when you pull the knife out, your thumb is not in line to flip open the knife.
It can be opened with a wrist-flick, one does not want to do that too much. I've found it loosens up the screws a little too much if done often. The next problem is that I'm nervous to use it! Its size is enough to cause coworkers to complain. Personal knives are prohibited, but this rule is totally ignored so long as they don't get used more than our box cutters. A 3inch EDC blade vs a 5inch blade might be hard to explain to the bosses. I think the 4inch version would work the better for EDC in a work environment.
There are a lot of positives about this knife though. Its HUGE! For a knife that may be put into use as a weapon, there is a certain level of confidence that this inspires. This knife is big enough to skin anything from a moose to a goblin. The opening and closing is extremely smooth. The pocketclip has good retention and carries well. I can see why folks have proclaimed the excellence of the SOG clips. The plastic grips have a texture that allows for a solid grip but doesn't hurt either.
Did I mention its huge and cool and is a big beautiful pig sticker? This is a neat knife really. I think the smaller version would be the superior large EDC folder, but the big dog is still a great knife.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Ink on Paper = Six months

The Christopher Handley case has been a big event in the comic book world. He was charged with possession of Japanese porn comics that had obscene depictions of children being abused. He ended up pleading guilty and was just handed down a 6 month sentence this Febuary. He will not be registered as a sex offender fortunately, but he will have 3 years of supervised release and 5 years of probation after his time is served. He will also have to court mandated mental health treatment during this time.

Six months in jail is a damn fucking long time to serve for ink on paper. Unlike true child pornography, obscene drawings do not involve an actual child being abused. The argument that it turns people in child molesters or pornographers does not hold water either. Its the same sort of argument used against guns, violent video games, movies, songs, and countless other things.

The actual ramifications of this are rather severe. If you download drawn anime style hentai images or someone in your household does, there's a good chance you have an drawn depiction of child abuse on your computer. Most folks into anime or manga will tell you that most of the heroines are usually around 14-16 years of age. These girls are often are found in hentai manga and often owned and sold here in the USA. There are millions of people in USA that have animated images in both hard copy and electronic form that could be considered obscene depictions of child abuse.

How old are the girls below? Which one if drawn having graphic tasteless sex would be an obscene depiction of child abuse?
Both images. Same girl, just different ages. Hinata here is 14 and 12 according to the manga.

If the girl is drawn and has big boobs its hard to prove an age, at the same time the reverse is true. A good example is the extremely popular character Konota Izumi.

At first glance any sort of sexual depiction of Konata here could be a drawn depiction of child abuse. However, in this US licensed show, Konata is 18 years old and in her last year of highschool. This is canon. The fact that she looks rather illegal is also a running joke in the anime, Lucky Star. However, she is old enough to be in pornography. There are many hentai doujinshi (or fan made comics) involving this very young looking lady. I do not know if this would stand your favor in court, however. It certainly wouldn't in Australia.

This is yet another law that has effectively renders millions as criminals. As monstrous as a comic depicting children being raped by animals is... I still absolutely cannot say that jail time is anything approaching justice. Because no one was harmed. Its ink on a page.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Charter Arms Revolver in new TSA finish!

This new stylish poo-brown camo Charter Arms .38 special will keep anyone from discovering any more TSA firearms in airport restrooms. In less seriousness, it looks perfect for smuggling into prison.

Kershaw Skyline

I first saw the Skyline at my local Walmart. After I got to handle it, I liked the feel enough to pick it up for around 30 dollars. This is a pretty good knife, not perfect though. The first big positive is that this is one sharp knife. NIB it was razor sharp. After 6 months of pretty regular use, I had a friend and scout leader sharpen it back to razor sharpness. The blade a relatively broad thin drop-point style. This is dangerous if you're not used to very sharp blades. Next on the list of good features is the flipper. It flicks the blade into position very readily and then combines with the cut in the handle to become an excellent finger guard. This feature along with the G10 scales make for a firm grip on the handle. The liner lock also works well and disengages properly. Blade deployment is smooth. The knife is also very light. All of these features make this a very solid choice for an EDC blade.

Already, the Skyline is well worth the 30 dollars. However, were Kershaw to make a new version of this, there are a number of things to improve this design. First and foremost is the pocketclip. The pocketclip is short, fat, and hard to clip onto your pants. It will cause premature wear on your pocket. Deployment of the knife only reinforces the clip's troublesome nature. Next is the lack of jimping. While a firm grip i s still possible, the jimping adds some control that I'd simply prefer on a knife this sharp. Lastly, the thumstuds are useless for opening or closing the blade. They are sharp on the fingers and totally useless. Kershaw should either remove them or make them useful.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Internet Slapfight!

Rob Russell, big man and violent liberal, has been talking smack about pro-gunners and then editing their blog posts to his site. Figures. Here's my newest post to be saved before possibly being edited on his site.

Your comments tell me different. Your 'big man' mentality is telling you to throw your weight around and make some terroristic threats. If you truly didn't care, you wouldn't bother slap fighting with trolls. Making violent threats against people on the internet only cheapens your position and possibly endangers it. You do live in a society where you should worry about what your common sense cannot overcome. What happens if your comments get forwarded to the cops, or your East Tennessee bosses? Or to news agencies if you bid for congress again? Will they just laugh it off because of "Those stupid conservative pro-gun nutjobs" or will the officer investigating be insulted by you taking about how much you like hitting conservative assholes.