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“There’ll probably be some gunfire around six ayem…”

So Ian told me last evening. He’s in training for some run’n’gun event. I really murderously object to roosters doing their thing at 4:30, but don’t at all mind gunfire at six. I’m already up, or at least awake. Ghost, … Continue reading

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You can’t go! All the plants will die!

What’s going on with Tam’s site? Sigh. And then, depression set in.

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Well Played, Poorly Played…

Okay, so everybody knows that a few weeks ago Texas governor Rick Perry was indicted for … um … Okay, nobody here remembers what he was indicted for. One side says he was abusing his power, one says he was … Continue reading

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Funny things I saw today…

I saw a man so determined to trim his high Monsoon weeds that he attached his electric trimmer to a “portable” generator. I saw a man squinting at a laptop while standing on the edge of a cliff. In the … Continue reading

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Due to circumstances beyond my control…

I got laid down yesterday morning with an unexpected migraine. Sudden thing – everything fine, then everything not. Vision closing in, can’t read, didn’t even consider writing. Went to bed early, slept long and deep. We seem to be up … Continue reading

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On Improvising Respectable Steel Targets

Ian got a good price on his property, it’s said, because everybody else considered it useless. After all, so much of it is dry riverbed you could never build anything on. Why, there’s one 300 yard stretch with absolutely nothing … Continue reading

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There’s something you don’t see every day…

At least not during Monsoon. Just an awfully pretty day.

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Speaking of ammo that’s hard to find…

Ian over at Forgotten Weapons is doing a whole series of videos on rare and/or oddball guns soon to be available at Rock Island Auctions. And today’s is about one of my all-time favorite WTF pistols, the Colbrini 2.7mm. This … Continue reading

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Look, it’s not you. It’s…okay, it’s you. But it’s me, too.

Regular readers know that a few years ago I switched from the beater 1911 I carried for many years to a beater .44 Special revolver. And from that time, the revolver and I have had a roller coaster relationship. Look, … Continue reading

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Oh, dear. I totally missed this important historical anniversary…

But here’s a song about it.

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There must be a special irony hell for people who would pay extra to have a Gadsden flag on their license plate…

But except for that, everything in this article is bullshit. …sadly the flag’s nobility has been stolen. If you say so, Bubba. But here’s mine… H/T to Codrea.

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All right, all right

I got nothing. It’s a pretty morning and I’m going outside. Here’s a funny picture.

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If by some chance you feel the need to empty a bucket of ice water over your head on video, for whatever reason…

…Don’t set yourself on fire first. Really, it’s almost guaranteed not to enhance the experience. NOTE: NSFW due to language and industry-grade stupidity In my admittedly limited experience with the genre, this is surely the ultimate “hold my Everclear and … Continue reading

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Welcome to Seattle South…

Day before yesterday neighbor L said, “You got your seams caulked, Joel? It’s really gonna rain.” It was supposed to start Monday but Monday was kind of a bust. Yesterday the rain apologetically made up for lost time. Didn’t make … Continue reading

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Someday I’d like to see one of these things actually work.

Instead they always end up being heart-breaking cons. Wendy McElroy: The Fate of Galt’s Gulch Chile I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – If you want to live free, don’t sit back and wait for somebody else … Continue reading

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Really? That’s what they’re trained to do?

There’s your problem right there, then. Family upset officers used deadly force against suicidal teen Dig the journalistic neutrality in this one… During the encounter, officers with the Ottawa Police Department and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office were involved in a … Continue reading

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Okay, look, I’m not much of a joiner and don’t really have a strong opinion on the JPFO/Gottlieb thing. But…

Whenever Massad Ayoob weighs in on a matter, I always just sort of assume he’s wrong*. So now I hate the SAF, even though I didn’t when I woke up this morning. — *Because cops.

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You spent money on this? On purpose?

And then even after seeing what you’d wrought, you went ahead and made it public anyway. That’s…really amazingly stupid. I don’t make these things up… H/T to Bear.

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Hee. The Huey P. Newton Gun Club. I’m loving it.

As Donald Sensing correctly points out, this is the whole reason we ended up with a gun control movement in the first place. A southern white man could have driven around with a Maxim gun in the back of his … Continue reading

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Montana politics must be weird.

Way back when I was trying to decide where I wanted to live out the rest of my days, the state of Montana was on the short list. It didn’t make the cut because I didn’t actually know anyone there … Continue reading

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