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The Hobbit Hole XXXVIII - There and Back Again!

Posted on 09/23/2009 6:19:16 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog

Welcome to The Hobbit Hole!



TOPICS: The Hobbit Hole
KEYWORDS: corinnumber1; firstkeyword; jrgotanewjob; secondprecious
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To: Professional Engineer

ooooo... happy little blade... me like...


3,941 posted on 01/01/2013 4:47:19 PM PST by g'nad (guns don't kill people... I kill people...)
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To: osagebowman; Professional Engineer; 300winmag; Squantos; Overtaxed; Ramius; Corin Stormhands

Happy new year to you sir... and gents & lady...


3,942 posted on 01/01/2013 4:49:55 PM PST by g'nad (guns don't kill people... I kill people...)
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To: osagebowman

Sane? Well...I’ll try.

Hope everybody had their greens and black-eyed peas.


3,943 posted on 01/01/2013 7:13:15 PM PST by Overtaxed
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To: Overtaxed; g'nad; osagebowman; Corin Stormhands; Ramius; Squantos
From California, still as ever the land for fruit and nuts, a California-legal (they thought it couldn't be done) AR15. Except for the lower receiver, a kit to follow every twist and turn of California law, just so it can use a 20-round magazine blocked to ten rounds, and a "bullet button" rather than nuts and bolts to fix the removable magazine.

A California bullet-button is a magazine release that can only be activated by the tiny point of a live round, not a natural human finger.

This will probably be looked back with nostalgia compared to what they have in mind for Bushmasters (every EBR is now a "Bushmaster", just like AR15s are "Armalites" in Northern Ireland). This abomination may soon be the "good news" of a "good news/bad news" deal.

3,944 posted on 01/01/2013 10:24:16 PM PST by 300winmag (Overkill Never Fails)
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To: 300winmag

It is amazing the contortions people will go through to get around a rule. That would be heartening except it is also the lengths people will go to conform to oppression.


3,945 posted on 01/14/2013 7:27:19 AM PST by TalonDJ
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To: 300winmag

Howdy!

Went to see the “Read D” also with a bunch of the offspring. We loved it!!! All the kids present from 8 to 57 had read the book and we had a lot of commentary about the plot additions afterward, most positive, but I am anxious to see the flick again. Not sure yet if I like it as much as LOTR but another viewing or 5 may let me decide. After all, got to make sure all the kids see it! :)

No special dwarf glasses in my viewing party but there were 3 veterans with Hobbit Hole knives.


3,946 posted on 01/15/2013 1:24:51 PM PST by Wneighbor
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To: Wneighbor
Glad to see you back! We slow down at times, and get busy at others. I think we'll see more "interesting times" incoming.

As far as Middle Earth goes, I think PJ is doing his best to interpolate extra material that Tolkien would approve of (except for troll farts and Radagast). :) His use of the new technology seems skillful and just about flawless.

As far as Second Amendment civil right issues go, I see much more activity here (and around the interwebz) starting tomorrow when the 19 imperial edicts are nailed to our doors.

I made this purchase a few weeks before the "crisis" on a whim, simply because it's so handsome. This was only the third one they received from the distributor this year, and they said none of them lasted in the display case over four hours.

I still visit my favorite gun shop almost daily during this crisis. Imagine the panic if your supermarket was as stripped clean like these places are. But people behave themselves, even though some were a bit sullen. No fighting or robbing, as we've seen in other kinds of stores. I wonder why? :)

However, I'm disturbed seeing so many non-sporting weapons being put into the trunks of cars with Obama stickers on them. Next Obama sticker I see in the lot, I'm calling the DHS snitch line with the license plate and description. This is obviously the start of some sort of false flag operation, and they need to check it out.

3,947 posted on 01/15/2013 4:40:32 PM PST by 300winmag (Overkill Never Fails)
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To: Ramius; g'nad; osagebowman; Lost Dutchman; Squantos; Corin Stormhands; JenB; TalonDJ; ExGeeEye; ...
Today's Saturday Night Gun Pron starts with an "early bird" edition to celebrate National Firearms Appreciation Day.

I'll start by appreciating this FNX-45, which was in the display case for two hours before I yelled, "I'll take it!". I'm told I now have the store record for the shortest time from display case to sale. :)

15+1 shots, ambidextrous everything, removable top cover over a custom Docter low mount, Trijicon high sights, threaded muzzle, and bottom rail. The red dot and flashlight were surplus from an earlier project, while a suppressor will still be quite a way down the road, Dear Leader willing.

Best of all, I got it at the original MSRP, minus $100 for maintaining a good relationship with the store owner. No panicky gouging, although street prices for extra magazines, if you can find them, have gone from $25 to $50 over the last couple of months.

Lots of other features in a really deluxe setup for the serious handgunner. The bodyguards of our overseers may be elite enough that five shots are all they'll ever need. I'm just a humble journeyman, and believe "always bring as much gun as you can to a gunfight". This will probably supplant my dear, homely Glock 21 as my "zombie apocalypse" weapon.

3,948 posted on 01/19/2013 1:14:17 AM PST by 300winmag (Overkill Never Fails)
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To: 300winmag

Awesom rig ... Almost same zombie rig I have at hand as a house handgun.

http://www.flickriver.com/photos/barjack/136284206/

Mine is like the pic in the link above with the following modifications and additions.........

Glock 35 Practical Tactical
Converted with a KKM barrel with a supported chamber in 357Sig caliber
X400 Surefire rail light zeroed at 25 feet for right eye left eye accuracy
Heinie Straight Eight sights w tritium inserts
29 round extended mag filled w 125gr GDHP’s from Speer
Chamber empty, dry fired under my pillow at night or nap

Of course this is just a rig that gives me security till I can get to the Benelli M4 loaded with buck and slugs in the cedar chest at the foot of the bed.

Obamas economy has increased violent crime forcing law abiding citizens to be more prepared than ever. Titan doors, burglar film on all the window glass, three Rottweillers, firearms and a cellphone to call the cleanup crew aka cops is my plan in a nutshell..... (No pun intended)

Plan B is a bag of lime, a shovel and the hogs on a neighbors farm....

Stay safe !


3,949 posted on 01/19/2013 5:48:39 AM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Squantos
Converted with a KKM barrel with a supported chamber in 357Sig caliber

While I know .45ACP Glock barrels are notoriously unsupported, my .357Sig on the Glock 33 looks much better to my unsupported eyeballs. Are there measurable benefits like the Bar-Sto barrel brought my Glock 21?

3,950 posted on 01/19/2013 10:37:28 AM PST by 300winmag (Overkill Never Fails)
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To: 300winmag

None at all IMHO aside from the argument regarding supported a d unsupported and the fact I wanted a Glock 35 in 357 Sig. For me that was the lone factor, supported or not I just wanted that specific pistola in 357 Sig.....:o)

I like the round, it’s a common caliber carried by the folks I work and recreate with and for a everyday carry rig, combat Tupperware is a primary choice for me....

Stay safe !


3,951 posted on 01/19/2013 9:39:29 PM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Squantos
None at all IMHO aside from the argument regarding supported a d unsupported and the fact I wanted a Glock 35 in 357 Sig.

Thanks for the info, I'm glad there are no mechanical issues. The Bar-Sto barrel on my Glock 21 also cut my group size by about 25% with no effort on my part. Not that it's anything to brag about, even now. The SiG P220 is still my best shooter in .45ACP.

And I have a couple of handguns that shoot .357SiG, even though the factory never made one. I've been told that due to the much higher chamber pressures for the .357SiG, it's better to buy one in .357 right from the factory. Adding a .40S&W barrel later becomes an even bigger piece of cake.

3,952 posted on 01/19/2013 10:12:14 PM PST by 300winmag (Overkill Never Fails)
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To: 300winmag

Concur on the P-220 .... I agree as to its accuracy and reliability. Carried one as aDeputy and my primary concealed carry for a long time. I have a new Mk 25 Sig on order ..... Should be here next week according to my local papered gunrunner . Snagged a case of 147 gr Speer GDHP for it last week so will hopefully be at the range next weekend putting that through its paces..... Nite !


3,953 posted on 01/19/2013 10:21:54 PM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Squantos
Just a bit of wrap-up for Saturday's National Firearms Appreciation Day. Here's a few more shots of my FNX-45, showing the deluxe packaging they made up for it.

They thought about almost everything, including a longer pocket for the chicom gun safety cable, which I think will be perfect for the suppressor, if I ever get one.

A place for everything, and everything in its place. Now to find a place that has spare magazines.

3,954 posted on 01/20/2013 1:49:00 AM PST by 300winmag (Overkill Never Fails)
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To: 300winmag

That is a very nice rig .... Looks like a smaller replacement for the Mk 23 Hk suppressed syste. Very nice.


3,955 posted on 01/20/2013 4:46:11 AM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Ramius; g'nad; osagebowman; Lost Dutchman; Squantos; Corin Stormhands; JenB; TalonDJ; ExGeeEye; ...
Doing my part to let the good feelings of National Firearms Appreciation Day last longer, I found this cutie calling my name today. A Smith&Wesson 352-1, seven shots of .22WMR, scanium and stainless steel, with a total empty weight of 11 ounces.

The fancy wood grips were left over from my S&W Model 60 upgrade project, and make this little .22 look more like a "grown-up" firearm. I have to admit that I'm a sucker for .22 and .45 caliber handguns, whether high-tech or traditional. This cutie would be perfectly understood 125 years ago, although the materials used would baffle scientists, much less ordinary shooters and gunsmiths. It's main duty will be to take care of four-legged vermin that are experienced in modern suburbs. As long as that cougar has moved on to better hunting grounds. :)

3,956 posted on 01/21/2013 1:44:24 AM PST by 300winmag (Overkill Never Fails)
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To: 300winmag
Local radio interviewed a pro-gun individual this morning (I was on my way home from work, and about half there-- not really listening). I'm pretty sure he said the purchase permit requirement is over. Later I looked up HB 5225 and found it is now law. It is written in legalese-- another thing we otta fix after the revolu restoration-- and I wonder whether you have experienced the practical application of it.

I have foregone buying handguns because I refuse to ask permission of the State to do so. Also, we have talked previously about how I own some things out of state and would have to get pewrmission to bring them home, and would rather leave them on free soil then go hat in hand to the masters.

3,957 posted on 01/21/2013 2:07:01 PM PST by ExGeeEye (I'll give y'all 90 days for the wounds to heal; then we start on 2014. Carpe GOP!)
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To: 300winmag

http://www.keltecweapons.com/our-guns/rifles/su-16a/

Run, or run away?


3,958 posted on 01/21/2013 2:30:19 PM PST by ExGeeEye (I'll give y'all 90 days for the wounds to heal; then we start on 2014. Carpe GOP!)
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To: 300winmag

Win Mag nice revolver, .22 mag is an underrated cartridge. Well done. btw 11 oz. That’s a lite one all right.


3,959 posted on 01/21/2013 3:24:16 PM PST by osagebowman
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To: ExGeeEye
Run, or run away?

I have not much experience with Kel-tec, but they seem okay. Normally I'd say stroll towards it. In today's world, run!

Word from my local dealer about the change in Michigan handguns laws is that it all depends on what local politicians feel about it. The law was substantially changed because the current NICS check, paid through our federal taxes, works better than the past pathetic Michigan systems, and is free, saving money and people at the state and local level from mindless paper shuffling.

The original bill also had the provision of eliminating the state paper purchase permit, which has never solved a single crime with a registered handgun in the 80-some years of existence. That portion was dropped at the insistence of liberals and police executives, but I repeat myself. But the initial begging process for the first-time purchase permit is gone, as is getting a piece of paper before you purchase subsequent handguns.

The "trash all the state police paperwork in Lansing" portion became a separate bill, which was strongly opposed by the liberal establishment and RINOs, too. As one local rag put it, "$50 million per year spent on the state police paper licensing is a small price to pay for the feeling of safety it produces." So that still exists, but also includes modifications in present procedures.

If you've never bought a handgun in Michigan before, just go to your FFL dealer and buy one just like you would a long gun. If NICS approves, the dealer fills out a paper 4473 (the fed's big hammer) and a state paper registration for the handgun. Drop off the state/county copies with your local police within 10 days, keep the pink copy with your handgun for 30 days (to allow for the $50million/year Michigan paper system to work), and you're done. Where I live, I don't even have to hand the physical paper over to the record clerks. They now have a clear plastic lock box next to the police desk in the lobby, manned 24/7. I just take one of their little envelopes, provided for anybody who desires a bit of privacy, put the 3x5-sized forms inside, and drop in the slot.

Before I got my CHL, I'd go to the records office to get a purchase form. They'd run a NICS or NCIC check themselves before giving me the paper, even though the dealer would do the same thing again. Michigan law forbids local agencies from charging for any of this, but most are so desperate for money that they tell you "we don't care, pay us $20 for notarizing this, or no permit". Dealers almost always have free notarization on site. Doing all of the purchase paperwork with the dealer saves one stop at the local records department, and a $20 illegal bite out your wallet.

Private purchase of a registered handgun would require you to get the sales permit first from police department. That usually means the $20 illegal fee, although in the good old days, if they were feeling generous they'd let you get the final results notarized however you wanted. After that, turn in the final paperwork as usual. They did away with the sham "safety inspection" years ago, where you brought your handgun AND the paperwork back for the police blessing.

The police would be happy to register your out-of-state handguns for the same reason, and the same $20 a pop. But to be brutally honest, unless it's a factor in a larger criminal infraction, possession (NOT concealed carry) of an unregistered handgun is a misdemeanor at most, and prosecution would cost more than the fine would recoup if they went to a full court press, and the court clerk agreed to reserve valuable court time. 99% of the time, if you're stopped, the cop will advise you to please register it, but that's all he can do, assuming he's ambitious enough to do even that.

Sorry to ramble so long, but that's life under current Michigan law. Prior to this, Michigan was one of the "easiest" of the restrictive states. Now it's probably the "hardest" of the "easy" states.

3,960 posted on 01/21/2013 7:48:14 PM PST by 300winmag (Overkill Never Fails)
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