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  • Zuckerberg Lectures Trump About Walls – Then Returns Home to Walled Off Compound (Photo)

    04/15/2016 10:29:56 PM PDT · 70 of 84
    300winmag to dragnet2; g'nad; osagebowman; Squantos
    Mark Zuckerberg hired 16 bodyguards to protect him at home

    I don't know what he pays them, but armed rent-a-cops around here get about $22 per hour. They're either "short" MPs, or cops close to retirement, looking at filling in the financial cracks before full-time retirement.

    Usually only the shift supervisor is allowed to carry cocked-and-locked. Unless there's actual gunfire directed at them, the underlings have to wait for direct orders from their management to go hot. Illegal Mexicans with previous narco employment could be hired for at least $5/hour less, and they'd have much more trigger-time on different weapons from their earlier employers. I can't say they'd get many more hits, but their spray-and-pray style would give them a better chance.

    Have any of these billionaires gone out with their troops to watch them in a live-fire exercise? Maybe fire some of the weapons themselves to get some idea of what's involved? Of course they still have to maintain their anti-gun creds, so they have to keep that stuff outside the media.

    Around here, a couple of small, high-tech defense contractors hire top-notch proven operators by paying them 2x what the feds do for the best grade of contractors. And only on the recommendation of their current experienced operators. They also start the wining and dining a year before retirement, rather than getting a business card as they leave out-processing.

    They have incipient knee, arm, and arthritis issues, but they're happy getting $500K per years while mostly sitting behind a desk, and watching the sensor system. They know they have at least one more ambush or infiltration left in them, at least, even if they'll have to use a cane after that. Meanwhile, they surf the internet while at work, looking for new gear and techniques that could improve the job. They also keep an eye on the "farm teams" for young talent with potential to advance faster than the government training syllabus would indicate.

    More money, and less of a chance of being shipped to some fourth-world hellhole on short notice can be mighty appealing, especially if you are starting a family, and you can come home almost every night of the week. And don't have to paint the rocks white around your unit's area during a slow time.

    Mr. Zuckerberg, are you sure you're getting the security you want for the money you're paying?


    03/28/2016 7:49:43 PM PDT · 107 of 125
    300winmag to proxy_user
    If this really happened, I am surprised no one returned fire. This is a wilderness area, someone must have been armed, if only for hunting.

    No, that's California. Guns are strictly forbidden to the law-abiding. Mountain lions are protected, humans are expendable.

    If that had been a pot plantation, the state would have arrested all the unarmed hikers.


    03/27/2016 9:09:29 PM PDT · 72 of 89
    300winmag to onona; g'nad; Ramius; osagebowman; Squantos
    why not just issue them billy clubs ?

    The Michigan NG did just that after Kent State. Not billy clubs, but riot batons. Even in simulated "skins vs shirts" practice out of sight behind the armory, the brass saw how friendly skirmishing could quickly turn deadly with guys who were inspired to get the best performance out of their sticks.

    The brass went with smaller and smaller sticks, which just brought the skirmishers closer to the punks, where it was easier to conceal a low blow to help convince punks it was time to go somewhere else.

    As "designated marksman", I either carried the radio for the OIC in the center of the formation, along with a "hot" shotgun with bayonet if I had to intervene at some point in the line where my buddies were in a spot of trouble. As sniper, I had my sniper rifle, some "off the books" match-grade ammo, and my spotter and his spotter scope. We were nice and comfy in some strategic position, where we watched for bad guys equipped with more than just 2x4s and football helmets. An incendiary or explosive device, which the bad guys were already warned about, either got it detonated in their hand, or dropped with a round somewhere along their arm.

    Actual firearms not only got the original punk dropped, but the same for anybody that tried to pick it up.

    It's always fun and games until you run into someone who is much more skilled, and serous about things than you are.


    03/27/2016 8:34:03 PM PDT · 67 of 89
    300winmag to 2banana; Squantos; g'nad; osagebowman; Ramius
    True - but NG soldiers bring their own.

    True, but only if you fear death more than court-martial. We were given five rounds in Basic when we guarded the main ammo supply point, but that was because nuclear weapons were stored in some of the bunkers. Even then, it would take an officer to order "lock and load", although a senior NCO could order it, if he actually saw his troops taking fire.

    See troops, or police, walking around with an empty magazine well, and no pouches for more magazines, you know it is just for show, to make someone "feel safer". That includes those in charge, who see their own armed troops as more of a threat to their future careers than to the disarmed civilians they are supposed to be protecting.

    The pogues prefer armed rent-a-cops to protect the powerful over regular American military, who are woefully undertrained, especially in eras when the military cannot afford ammo, like now. With my permit, which will probably become extinct in the next administration, I carry enough concealed handgun and extra ammo to either get me out of danger, or to provide me with a more capable weapon that some enemy no longer needs. Even then, it takes me about 3000 rounds a year, paid out of my own pocket, to keep my skills current with anything I might come across, whether it's just punching holes in paper, or using the same type of computerized live-fire ranges available to SOME police and troops.

  • AG Loretta Lynch wants to let nation break law without consequences

    03/27/2016 3:32:16 PM PDT · 28 of 32
    300winmag to Nifster
    Always special when top atty of the nation says the law shouldn’t be applied to law breakers

    Don't debate, vote, and remove the laws from the books, if approved. Keep them there for selective enforcement, waiting for a knowing "wink" from the DOJ. Most of those "non-violent" crimes were plea-bargains from something much more serious, done to save a lot of time and money in trials, and giving the prosecution a "win" with minimal effort.

    People must be taught that the fundamentally-transformed "prosecutorial discretion" now means looking the other way on serious crimes committed by the powerful and connected, while coming down hard on what used to be considered "chickensh!t" offenses committed by the little guys. Examples must be made, by the millions, if necessary.

    But with selective non-enforcement, there will be a lot more people and jail space available to fill with "gun crimes" and "hate".

    The "guilty" guns aren't locked away, they will slowly seep into the "right" hands. Rather, law-abiding owners will go to jail, while real criminals continue to take plea deals to drop the gun stuff as a freebie while bargaining down the rest of the crime.

  • University of North Dakota professor vows to call 911 on every ‘inappropriate’ ROTC drill

    03/23/2016 10:20:54 PM PDT · 57 of 91
    300winmag to Billthedrill; Squantos; g'nad; osagebowman
    She abuses 911 that way and she’ll be the one going to jail.

    Almost all states and localities have laws against "abuse of 911". However, "swatting" (calling police on fear of a gun) is hinted as being encouraged, because "everybody knows" this gives the "law enforcers" a wink to go ahead and kill those people who own and carry guns due to the "loophole" of the Second Amendment.

    While only a few federal LEOs, and almost none in the non-federal ranks approve or encourage "swatting", they keep silent, because they still have to make a living.

    The high-ranking federal "czars" are just waiting for some dumb schmuck to become the unintentional poster child for "swatting gone bad".

  • Tucson gunman sues former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

    03/23/2016 6:59:48 PM PDT · 26 of 60
    300winmag to willk
    I’d like her to have to spend thousands defending against this ridiculous lawsuit so she can see what other people have to go through because tort lawyers are the dems biggest financial supporters.

    She'll either get an instant tax-free charitable foundation ruling, or this will be considered an "official duty-related offense", eligible for federal aid as part of "doing business". Ambulance-chasers will throw money at her.

  • The sexist double standard behind why millennials love Bernie Sanders

    02/08/2016 8:30:52 PM PST · 43 of 47
    300winmag to Caipirabob; g'nad; osagebowman; Ramius
    Great, noob voters embrace the philosophy of hitler and thus his deserved fate.

    They were never told that NSDAP (nickname: nazi) meant national socialist German workers party. It was NOT shorthand for the Republican Party, despite what they've been told from birth.

    It had two of their favorite trigger words in it: "socialist" and "worker". Of course, "worker" isn't too popular among the millennials now, except those further down the ladder of equality, who have to support the new "best and brightest".

  • Man found with sub machine gun in Baltimore City

    12/05/2015 6:27:58 PM PST · 48 of 76
    300winmag to IronJack
    It’s an Uzi. With a barrel extender and what appears to be a silencer.

    Possibly a once-legal semiauto Uzi carbine with 16" barrel, and a dummy suppressor to disguise the long, spindly barrel. Can only be sure by opening it up. It had to be extensively redesigned to prevent full-auto parts from being used for an illegal conversion.

    Somebody with a $12 Jennings would not usually have a $15K (if transferable) Uzi. You could buy a lot more Jennings with that kind of money.

  • Award-Winning Author Joyce Carol Oates Looks for ‘Celebratory & Joyous’ Aspects of ISIS

    11/28/2015 12:07:00 AM PST · 36 of 61
    300winmag to RushIsMyTeddyBear
    I had Joyce Carol Oates for one semester of Honors freshman English. She wasn't too tightly wrapped, even back in 1969. After the first semester, she decided it wasn't worth risking her sanity to commute from Windsor to Detroit. The American dollar was nice, but not at the risk of losing her socialist soul.
  • DC Police Chief: ‘Best Option’ Is For Citizens To Take Out Paris-Style Attackers

    11/22/2015 4:43:45 PM PST · 32 of 65
    300winmag to Bryanw92
    >>Take them out with________?

    I think "Paris-style" is a trigger word for "unarmed".

  • Dem Gun Ban Would Require Confiscation, Ban Most Pistols

    11/07/2015 2:42:34 PM PST · 43 of 52
    300winmag to Ruy Dias de Bivar; osagebowman; Ramius; g'nad
    ***they are “designed to kill large numbers of people quickly.” ***

    Why doesn't somebody design a hammer to "hit large numbers of nails quickly"? The entire world would benefit, and make the inventor richer than Soros.

  • Proposed Mosque In Detroit Suburb Draws Sharp Opposition

    09/09/2015 10:06:40 PM PDT · 24 of 26
    300winmag to factoryrat
    What intersection did you say they wanted to build it at? It didn’t say in the article.

    Fifteen Mile and Ryan.

  • Gunman Still at Large After Randomly Shooting at Drivers on Arizona InterstateGunman Targeting Drive

    09/09/2015 1:01:52 AM PDT · 27 of 46
    300winmag to octex
    I might have to rethink my opposition to UAVs overhead. BATFE has been flying small aircraft overhead around here odd intervals for months. A 12-hour orbit for a Reaper would be a piece of cake, and take fewer people.

    Just mark out a few kill zones in sparsely-populated areas along the route, and mark them prominently on the ground with those programmable traffic signs. After seeing how the alphabet agencies BS'ed us about the DC sniper for so long, I feel safer having some zoomies watching from 15,000 feet.

  • Proposed Mosque In Detroit Suburb Draws Sharp Opposition

    09/09/2015 12:47:06 AM PDT · 18 of 26
    300winmag to RicocheT
    Why did the Muslims pick a block in the middle of Christians who fled Iraq due to Muslim persecution?

    The parcel is oddball, shaped like a pork chop. That's why it's never been developed, despite the fact that the main crossroads is covered with strip malls, drug stores, fast food, and lots of small Chaldean stores.

    It's also one of Michigan's worst locations for fender-benders. Probably because it's the most densely-packed commercial area in Sterling Heights on the intersection of two medium-sized, but heavily-traveled, roads. And parking already sucks around there right now. I believe the current plans have about seven parking places on mosque property. The other 50-60 cars there for services will park in residential neighborhoods.

    The cherry on top is that the property abuts a large Chaldean Catholic church, social hall, and catering company. The ringing of bells before Sunday Mass is tolerated, but not exactly welcomed. The minaret of the mosque must, by islamic law, be taller than any church steeple, so they can get a really bitchin' reverb for a mile around for the 5AM call to prayer.

    Try opening a Rib Shack in Dearborn or Dearborn Heights to see a scared city government pour cold water on the project, and come up with lots of reasons to deny it (along with free speech in general).

    This is basically as good an idea as opening a Pork Palace in Mecca, but with more congestion.

  • This Is How the Russian Military Plans To Fight Future Wars

    08/20/2015 10:21:39 PM PDT · 14 of 16
    300winmag to ctdonath2
    Attack the operator, not the weapon.

    Corollary: drunken officers, troops, and factory workers neutralize any of your "miracle weapons", even if they are based on stolen military technology that actually works for sober troops.

    If you develop a sober, professional military, they'll discover that surrender to the Americans or their allies is the only sure guarantee of survival.

  • Detroit-area mayor seeks citywide ban on personal flamethrowers due to safety concerns

    08/20/2015 12:58:26 PM PDT · 38 of 74
    300winmag to Texan5
    Yes, but you can’t buy napalm and agent orange at the ranch store...

    The nice thing about the Detroit flamethrower is that it uses E85 gas, available almost everywhere. Finally, a practical use for E85.

    The only downside I see is that the fuel can soak in, but it won't adhere. Someone will have to invent a thickening agent, like is used in napalm, to help it stick. It could be sold in stores right next to the other automotive gas additives.

  • It’s an Obama World… US Troops Put on Drinking, Eating Restrictions for Ramadan

    06/27/2015 2:14:56 PM PDT · 42 of 57
    300winmag to aimhigh; Squantos
    People are dying in Pkistan due to drinking restrictions during a heat wave. Treason.

    Inshallah. The dead males are unwilling martyrs, but martyrs just the same. The females? Nobody sure if they even have souls.

    Are farm animals exempt from this? Guys would hate to loose a favorite goat or sheep.

  • Would the ‘#DoucheNozzle’ AP ever dare run a photo like this if it were a Democrat? Hint: Heck no!

    06/21/2015 9:44:29 PM PDT · 29 of 32
    300winmag to cripplecreek
    I agree, this is how they inspire their nutjobs to action.

    I live in the Detroit area. Lots of Russians and chicom here working on H1Bs. I guess they come from parts of the world where STEM geniuses just grow on trees.

    One thing I notice at the semi-large gun store I hang out at is that lots of people here on temporary visas come in droves to rent guns and try them out on the store's range. They may go on the range with a look of doubt on their faces, but everyone exits with a big smile, often to buy more ammo and range time.

    So much for being traumatized by guns in America. People with green cards buy their AR-15s, handguns, and earn a CCW permit. They usually make disparaging comments about their former homelands while completing the sale, and how nobody better try that again with them. The next time they come to the range, they bring friends and relatives with them, along with a large supply of cheaper ammo to shoot.

    So much for the horrible transformation of innocent people, living in "advanced countries" when they start working in Detroit. The unilateral disarmers among us, with their hired-but-probably-incompetent armed bodyguards, know they can't get very many usable endorsements from real immigrants, at least in these lines of work.

  • EXCLUSIVE: President Ronald Reagan's biggest secret: He packed heat in his briefcase

    06/14/2015 11:18:55 AM PDT · 14 of 42
    300winmag to HammerT
    The downside is the author of the article just HAD to use the hackneyed line 'packing heat' sheesh..

    The article was written for Noo Yawkers, what do you expect? :)

  • Police Dog Rescues Deputy After He's Ambushed By 3 Men

    05/28/2015 9:38:32 AM PDT · 12 of 22
    300winmag to grobdriver
    Did we ever learn how the dog opened the door?

    Trunk lids have been spring-loaded for ages. I suspect there is also a cop car option for a spring-loaded rear door, activated by a key fob. The human cop would still hsve to close the door, but we all know how careless dogs are about closing the door behind them. :)

  • Obama bans some surplus military gear from transfer to police departments

    05/18/2015 7:24:50 PM PDT · 19 of 20
    300winmag to Neidermeyer
    Who is breaking the law to get these on public roads?

    The goobermint is starting to auction "select" humvees to the general public. These are the ones so trashed, they can't even give them to other agencies. While they're spending time and money restoring them, the lucky owners can probably scrounge enough civilian parts from the old civilian H1 Hummer to bring things back to commercial specs for that model year.

    Some people collect and restore antique military and civilian vehicles. They can run them on the road without plates for a limited number of miles each year. Or they can find an old junker with a title, and weld the part of the firewall with the VIN plate, making it that "original" car. This is done just so the state knows it exists, and gets license fees from it, depending on how it's titled.

    Depending on the state, it could also get "vintage", "historic", or other designations. After all, every one of these vehicles were street-legal at some time or other, and can be again, even if more hoops have to be jumped through.

  • Obama bans some surplus military gear from transfer to police departments

    05/18/2015 11:23:53 AM PDT · 17 of 20
    300winmag to Neidermeyer
    I can’t speak for the weaponry but the heavy vehicles are generally useless due to failure to maintain them... I drive past my sheriffs compound and I see known dead MRAP’s and APC’s ... They all want the toys , but they don’t budget maintenance ... I think it’s mostly off road toys for the brass...

    While all of that is true, there are some positive aspects that could be taken from the situation.

    A percentage of wheeled and tracked vehicles were built for the military as armored ambulances, to rescue the wounded under fire. The military is trying hard to find the money to keep the latest version of the mine-resistant ones for combat use.

    Assuming the feds take back all the vehicles (a futile assumption, especially since the vehicles have been deactivated (trashed) for free the recipients, the least-trashed MRAPs should be refitted as state-of-the-art armored ambulances that states and cities can request. Conversion costs would be split 50-50 between the feds and the end-user, just to show they have "skin in the game". They could be stored at major hospitals, where medics could train with them on a regular basis.

    There would probably be plenty of volunteer labor among recently "retired" troops with experience on this equipment. They could also restore a lot of the other trashed vehicles for donation to the real owners of the equipment, the American citisen. :)

  • DUmmie FUnnies 04-16-15 (Wiliam Rivers Pitt Performs Deep Navel Gaze)

    04/16/2015 12:00:26 PM PDT · 23 of 23
    300winmag to Albion Wilde
    Is that to let the sediment settle to the bottom?

    Pitt must have cut the college-level chemistry class, but the purest water will eventually leach out some nasty chemicals present in all glass.

    We just won't mention the nano-gram amounts involved.

  • Air Force general who warned of 'treason' for A-10 comments is removed

    04/10/2015 9:47:02 AM PDT · 36 of 97
    300winmag to Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    Classic photo of an A-10 'triple AAA'd' in Iraq and still returned home!

    The A-10 is an example of, "yes, it really will buff out."

  • Franklin County couple injured after woman's Glock goes off in purse

    03/08/2015 4:02:44 PM PDT · 41 of 51
    300winmag to SWAMPSNIPER
    Most of the incidents I hear about involve Glocks.

    Perhaps because Glock is one of the most common handguns on earth. With a normal distribution of idiots, there must be plenty who have access to Glocks, unfortunately. Also, to the media, every handgun is a Glock, and every rifle is an AK15 or AR-47.

    We get stories every waterfowl season about dogs who shoot their owners. Human sets his "hot" shotgun on the ground while he does something "more important". Excited doggie dances around, steps on/in trigger guard. BOOM. New doggie owner needed.

  • MI: Governor Snyder Signs Michigan Gun Reform of CPL Process

    03/04/2015 6:40:39 PM PST · 18 of 19
    300winmag to cripplecreek
    I’ve never understood the reason for needing one for concealed carry.

    An "unlimited" CCW was always a mark of privilege in Michigan. Now the elites push for a "LEO-type" super-CCW that lets them carry in forbidden zones, and is supposed to awe any podunk cop that dares to stop them.

    Those are still out there, as is the "private" database that the state attorney general allows cops and federal alphabet agencies to browse. It's mainly for amusement purposes, since it is a record of only valid CCW holders. The data is included with any inquiry into vehicle license number, or your name. The bored "LEOs" can watch you do the official kabuki dance required when stopped by The Law, and give you several hours of harassment if you get one word out of place.

    This $50million/year system is declared by all county and state prosecutors, and "political" cops, as the one safeguard that prevents blood from running in the streets, regardless of how "shall issue" is working. It ain't going away, no matter how hard up Michigan is for $50million to spend on other things.

  • William Shatner reveals he will miss Leonard Nimoy’s funeral: ‘I feel really awful’

    02/28/2015 5:07:53 PM PST · 63 of 84
    300winmag to TomServo
    Poor Shatner. He want’s to avoid being the center of attention and he’s gonna get slammed whether he goes or not.

    Things could be worse. Will Glorious Leader crash the event?

  • FBI agent accidentally shot at Otay Mesa gun range (During "Training Session")

    02/21/2015 6:31:02 PM PST · 82 of 128
    300winmag to IndispensableDestiny; g'nad; Ramius; osagebowman
    I knew it had to be a Glock! Most favored handgun for redlegs everywhere!

    Detroit Police, and many suburbs, use .40 cal Glocks. They're cheap, sturdy, foolproof, and very (but not perfectly) idiot-resistant.

    One day, a DPD cadet came in to a gun store while I was browsing. She asked the sales guy what a revolver was, or rifle, shotgun, how a scope worked, etc. It turns out their entire firearms course consisted of learning how to launch rounds from their Glock in the general direction of the intended target. Not even pictures of anything else. The salesman spent an hour answering her questions, and letting her handle other types of weapons, with emphasis on safety.

    He later said that he probably lost a couple of sales while she was there, but they consider it their civic duty. The more experienced police come by at other times to buy their personal weapons, or to rent something new to try before they buy. Even the Windsor, Ont. police come by on their own time and own dime to rent a duplicate of their carry weapons for individual practice. They can't even touch "their own" weapons outside of their shift. It gets signed out from the arms vault, and signed back in before they go home, OR ELSE!

  • Knight club: The mace-wielding fighters who REALLY go medieval (...)

    02/16/2015 5:58:27 PM PST · 11 of 22
    300winmag to Ramius; osagebowman

    How historically accurate do weapons and armor have to be? I could see some technology that could come in handy.

  • Report: United States kept secret its chemical weapons finds in Iraq

    01/29/2015 6:10:33 PM PST · 41 of 52
    300winmag to FreedomStar3028
    Maybe Bush and his cabinet just figured the left is going to hate them anyways.

    Remember the 2000 election. Bush was facing an all-out assault on the legitimacy of his election. "Selected, not elected", etc. This quickly became the RAT and media party's official stance. The GOP remained silent, not that anyone would give them publicity, anyway.

    After 9/11, talk of legitimacy quickly vanished. More slowly, "illegal war" became the RAT's official policy. Of course, they had to wait a couple of years to make sure the US didn't achieve a lightning victory, and for everyone to forget the near-unanimous support the RATs first gave to the war.

    Besides, there was soon trillions of dollars in play, as opposed to the nickel-dime rewards of impeaching Bush for "illegitimacy".

  • CA Illegal Immigrant at DMV: ‘Nobody’s Passing’ Written Test

    01/04/2015 5:13:02 PM PST · 77 of 78
    300winmag to drypowder
    Moon Bean will fix it by lowering the standard.

    The best solution is a nationwide license and ID, issued under the executive authority of the president. It would be visibly different from any other, perhaps with a racing stripe on it.

    In big letters, in Mexican (whether the person speaks it or not) would be the statement,"Issued under the executive powers of the president, this ID card is valid for driving anywhere on US territory, and for all banking and voting purposes."

    In fine print on the back, in English, would be further information. "This card is given under the assumption that the holder is an illegal alien, does NOT have any auto or liability insurance, is illiterate in ANY spoken language, and is exempt from any test of driving skill. Alcohol and/or drug levels allowed in the blood are 100% higher than state laws that apply to everyone else."

    To further streamline the process, and save money, there would be one generic license with a man's picture, and one with a woman's. The generic equivalent of Juan and Mary Jane doe would be used for everyone. No place for a signature, and no bar codes, magnetic strips, or RFID chips. Let's see Gov Moonbeam try to beat that.

  • Police Chief: Turn in Friends & Neighbors Who Are ‘Gun Enthusiasts’ So Cops Can ‘Vet’ Them

    12/07/2014 8:18:27 PM PST · 53 of 89
    300winmag to JRandomFreeper
    I don't expect it to get much traction down here, even in Austin.

    Austin is just another stop in his career path, aiming for a mid-level job in some federal alphabet agency. That was his audition tape. The higher you want to go,the more you have to pad your resume so they know you're politically reliable.

  • Austin cop's sure shot stopped crazed gunman

    12/05/2014 9:27:49 PM PST · 64 of 81
    300winmag to Squantos
    Where ga been lately 300... Good to see ya here.

    Mostly exploiting niches that have popped up in my area for certain brands of firearms and ammo that will probably never be available as a normal purchase ever again. I suspect a major, permanent deformation of the firearms market.

    After falling in love with the first-and-only Browning T-bolt I ever saw, and assuming I'd never see another one again, I found that .17HMR is a great caliber, especially when I had exclusive access to my dealer's inventory of 20,000+ rounds of .17HMR that never sold. He decided that getting his money back at his 2010 costs and freeing up storage space was a good deal. Compared to today's unobtanium-based .22LR, it's an outright steal for a lifetime supply.

    It was so good a deal, I snapped up his last three CZ455s with barrels in both .22LR and .17HMR. I'm covered even if .22LR ever comes back.

  • Austin cop's sure shot stopped crazed gunman

    12/05/2014 7:44:53 PM PST · 60 of 81
    300winmag to CodeToad; Squantos; g'nad; osagebowman
    Hell, you can throw a rock 55 yards. 40 S&W is good to well past 500 yards.

    Also, the normal AK47 is ineffective past 50 yards, especially at the level of training the average shooter gets. Aimed fire is strictly optional. Anybody who has ever diligently tried to increase their accuracy with a weapon of that kind eventually learns that the AK is a disposable weapon for a disposable shooter.

    That's not to say that it couldn't be rebuilt from the ground-up, but it's a project for enthusiastic shooters who know what should be fixed. Even the Coalition forces that use their high-quality AKs need go out on only one combat operation with the Americans to start begging their governments to upgrade ASAP to a first-world weapon based on Armalite, FN, Steyr, etc. platforms.

    Even as a duffer with a handgun, I know I can get a decent probability of a hit at 100 yards on a thug with an AK47, while he can only hope for blind luck at that range. Probably won't kill him, but it can be very effective at giving him a bad day.

  • Kean University's $219,000 table the center of attention

    11/28/2014 8:15:33 PM PST · 13 of 28
    300winmag to spokeshave
    And guess who controls all the microphones....

    And all the spyware servers hidden inside.

    This puts Shield's Triskelion HQ to shame. They've upped the ante for the next world-class academy.

    Now who will have the nerve to fly a drone nearby for a closer look?

  • Audit: DHS pandemic supplies expired

    10/26/2014 12:44:46 AM PDT · 27 of 37
    300winmag to spokeshave
    ...and all the Czars and Polit-Bureau had access to all of the very best of medicines, consumer goods and the various perks of office....just like our Congress Critters today.

    Or at least they trusted their own lackeys, and believed it was the very best. Certainly better than what the serfs would be allowed. After watching various failures of equipment, protocols, and people in all areas of government, I wouldn't trust them to be the "elite" they're being paid to be.

    At least Ottawa had effective police officers who were trusted with loaded weapons, and the skill to engage an armed enemy without having to phone some "trusted" presidential adviser to allow them to engage the enemy with lethal force.

    However, I'm glad that White House guard dogs have more freedom to engage an intruder than the humans have. Maybe they should be augmented by poop-flinging monkeys. :)

  • Federal panel here to discuss 'stand your ground' law

    10/19/2014 11:34:03 AM PDT · 25 of 25
    300winmag to mlo
    Sorry, I should have added a sarcasm warning.

    And yes, most states have extensive statutes on self-defense. Most sound like good, common sense on paper. It's the "settled law", unwritten rules that would never be set down on paper, that put a lot of innocent people in jail, and allowed for selective prosecution.

    Retreat, even from one's home, may be the best tactical approach in some situations. It should be up to the defender to make that a real-time decision. Not some judge or prosecutor who says, "the law requires you to back up until you're jammed into a spot so small that you can't move back another step. Then you may consider your defensive options".

  • Federal panel here to discuss 'stand your ground' law

    10/18/2014 3:50:54 PM PDT · 18 of 25
    300winmag to mlo
    Florida law does not impose a duty to retreat. There's no special invocation to waive that duty, it just doesn't exist.

    I doubt if any state or city had a written "duty to retreat" law. Leftist judges and prosecutors just pretended it was "settled law", and there were no grounds to appeal. It was a handy way to send innocent people to jail for daring to defend someone's life. Or another hammer to use in "negotiating" a plea bargain.

    When states were forced to rewrite a lot of gun control laws because the Supreme Court said the Second Amendment meant what it said, legislators tried to close off the "duty to retreat", which was "unwritten law" with an explicit "stand your ground" statute, so that "duty to retreat" didn't sneak back in.

    Personally, I'd like to see them write a model "duty to retreat" law that had to be voted on, and NOT something handed down like oral tradition. And nullify any "castle doctrine", replacing both with federal level (for consistency) minimal rules of engagement. They should make it simple enough, and sweeping enough, to engrave it on every new firearm. It would be a federal felony to shoot AT anyone without first reading this to would-be attacker in a clear and distinct voice in both English and Mexican.

  • 10-year-old shooter (girl): 'I want to be an inspiration'

    10/18/2014 3:24:41 PM PDT · 12 of 15
    300winmag to osagebowman
    Ping. I was content to shoot a single shot .22 rifle at that age.

    Good on 'er, but who in their right mind has anything to do with New Jersey? I know she's probably from the mostly-sane rural part, but if this makes the national or state-wide press, watch all the screamers come our from under their rocks.

    And who has the luxury of shooting .22lr any more? Probably that's one reason so many kids start out with a MSR in 5.56mm today. .22 caliber is like a rare imported beer, like Pabst. :)

  • Governor Nixon: Don't let officer Darren Wilson get away with murder; secure justice for Mike Brown

    10/08/2014 10:12:52 AM PDT · 24 of 35
    300winmag to Paladin2; osagebowman; g'nad
    "McCulloch could have charged Wilson immediately..."

    Doesn't he have a grand jury to fix? Trial take to long, and there is no guarantee of a conviction? The feds will charge him with something after the election.

    The cop and his family will have to flee, even if 0bama personally declares him innocent. And who the hell names a kid "Unarmed Teenager Mike"? Perhaps parents should have their kids' name legally changed to something like "Unarmed Beloved Chile [insert name here]". Cheaper than starting a tex-exempt fund like "Kevlar for our Kiddies". /s

  • Angry Birds maker Rovio to lay off 130 staff

    10/03/2014 4:48:30 AM PDT · 7 of 10
    300winmag to Citizen Zed
    The job cuts in Finland, which account for 16% of its workforce, will happen "sooner rather than later," said chief executive Mikael Hed on its website.

    16% of Finland's jobs, or 16% of Rovio's???? Can't anybody write a comprehensible sentence any more, even the BBC?

  • Freeh replaced as head of law firm; work in oil spill being questioned

    10/03/2014 4:41:44 AM PDT · 7 of 10
    300winmag to FlJoePa; g'nad; osagebowman; TalonDJ
    He is simply a despicable human being. And I’m being kind.

    One of the high points of his FBI career was issuing the "kill on sight" order at Ruby Ridge. He was promoted a couple of steps in the federal death squad hierarchy for that, along with his slavish loyalty to everything statist.

    If he has a slight "oopsie" in his private career right now, there is always a high-powered Wall Street finance firm, or prestigious Ivy League university to invent a high-pay, high-status, no-show job to get him through a couple of years of rough spots. The ghost-written books and speaking tours will depend on how damaged his goods really are, if he's to be out and about in public.

  • Police test gunfire detection system in Detroit

    09/29/2014 11:00:52 AM PDT · 26 of 33
    300winmag to Haiku Guy
    You know that something is a miserable failure when it finally makes it to Detroit.

    This system has been around for several years, and the cities that buy it all use the same pre-canned press releases.

    Five years ago, AP press releases proclaimed the end of violent crime before the system was even taken out of the box. It claimed to catch all shooters withing minutes, with all the SWAT teams and their heavy weaponry converging on the spot within seconds. New York City was also declared to be crime-free as soon as the contact was signed. The PR was identical, sparing the municipal PR departments from even thinking about news releases. Just another feature of a system that is 99% vaporware.

    Since those great victories, these systems, from assorted companies, have brought peace, and justice, to all the cities in Iraq, and is projected to result in victory in Afghanistan, too.

    Smaller American cities are also enjoying the benefits, often without informing the taxpayer, who have difficulty telling the difference between "before" and "after".

  • FLASHBACK: No Horses, But Detroit Water Department Employs 'Horseshoer'

    08/13/2014 9:46:10 PM PDT · 15 of 17
    300winmag to taildragger
    The Detroit Police Dept has Horses and yes it maybe mis-appropiations of funds but was this farrier used exclusively for the DPD’s Horses?

    The Detroit Police had a mounted division until some felt is was better business to give real job slots to virtual union employees. Volunteers took in the retired horses, giving them an easy, well-earned retirement. The police officers either transferred elsewhere, or retired.

    The farrier position was civilian, and AFSCME. With no Mounted Division, the only place left to guarantee him lifetime employment, and no horses was the water department, which had a position for a farrier on the org chart for the last 120+ years, but no horses for at least 80 years. So they transferred him there. The poor guy would probably go into shock if someone actually brought in a live horse, even as a joke.

    If a report says that Detroit has 2x the "workers per gallon" compared to that model of honesty and efficiency, Chicago, it means there's about a 1-1 ratio of real people (not necessarily all of them "working") and phantoms whose paychecks go into the pockets of the well-connected.

    That's also why the Detroit water system is surrounded by a wall of secrecy. It's the biggest honeypot left as far as corruption goes, and they'll fight to the other guy's death to keep the sunlight out. Detroit companies and residents get an automatic pass if they don't want to pay even their subsidized rates, so nobody in the city gets too worked up about water.

  • U.S. Army Saying "Ciao" to Italy's M9 Beretta -- but What Will Replace It?

    08/04/2014 2:25:47 AM PDT · 67 of 103
    300winmag to jospehm20; osagebowman; g'nad; Ramius; TalonDJ; ExGeeEye
    I personally own a couple of fairly high end 1911s and a stock civilian M9 (Beretta 92FS). I have not shot either 1911 in a couple of years but the 92FS goes to the range with me pretty much every time and I tend to shoot very well with it. YMMV.

    That's been my experience to a large extent, too. I got a good deal one a virtually-unfired Dan Wesson Custom Combat Commander (one of their "entry level" items). Extremely accurate, and handles like a dream due to grip reduction (I think just about anybody can benefit from that), and hand-fitted tight tolerances.

    I would also never carry it for serious work, because the tolerances are too tight for 100% confidence in that role, and you can never carry enough .45ACP ammo to feel you have an adequate supply, anyway. There are a lot of good-to-great .45ACP designs out there, because the leet forces of most western countries demand .45ACP for all of their serious work. They're constantly tweaking them, and evaluating new items on the market that they can buy with their black budgets.

    The question for the rank-and-file GI or civilian is what to expect in the way of a good deal from an out-of-the-box 9mm that will never receive tweaking or special tuning. I have found the Beretta 9x series, and the CZ 75 family, to be great right out of the box, with lots of tricks, most of them small, for increasing accuracy even more. That takes you back to the realm of hand labor, and increased need to "baby" the weapon.

    What do the pre-Glock weapons have in common? They're all all-metal, and mostly not being made any more except in smaller quantities. Or else they carry a premium price for steel or alloy frames, like SiG or CZ.

    Beretta and CZ have official polymer replacements for their "classic" available, and they're both winners in terms of accuracy, ergonomics, and insanely reliability. They're widely used by cops and smaller western militaries around the world, even for their leet troops.

    I bought a near-new Beretta M9 civilian version because none of the 9x series are thick on the ground right now, and Beretta is only making new M9A1s for the goobermint until they fulfill their contract, and then they move all the machinery from MD to TN, and maybe start up the 9x series for the American civilian market only.

    After 50 round just for break-in, and a few minor tweaks for personal preferences, I fired the M9 at my usual "social interaction" range of ten yards. I thought I whiffed each round until I brought the target back, and found all 15 shots in two ragged groups inside the 8-ring. I'm just a hacker when it comes to handguns, but I've only gotten out-of-the-box accuracy like this from CZ and H&K. CZ is under-appreciated and hard to find, while H&K is muchly esteemed, hard to find, and hard to afford. My M9, and now companions 92FS Versatec and 96G Centurion all now run smooth as silk, are accurate far beyond my humble skills, and would make a perfect EDC for me, except they won't fit in my pocket.

    So I compromised on a Walther PPK, where it's wimpy ballistics are still sufficient for my needs, especially considering its sterling qualities of accuracy, ergonomics, and smooth, dependable operation. Demonstrated performance on my part to put the rounds instinctively where I want them, at the range that concerns me, goes a long way to solving many issues.

  • Man Suing Pizza Restaurant For $260,000 Because the Employees Beat Him Up When He Tried To Rob Them

    07/31/2014 3:10:51 AM PDT · 6 of 29
    300winmag to GirlShortstop
    So the crime happened four years ago, and some jailhouse lawyer is only now bringing civil suit? Personally, I'd like to see this go to trial, if I could be on the jury. But I'd get thrown out for LMAO listening to the testimony, and detailed medical reports.

    Improper use of stun guns by police? I'd offer a compromise of two weeks of intensive training of the proper use for the whole department. Can't let that happen improperly again.

    The employees should be lauded for a proper response, but reprimanded for forgetting that display of a weapon by the perp requires either instant termination, or a comprehensive beatdown before calling the police to take the report. This POS is useless except as a bad example to his wanna-be peers.

  • Army wants a harder-hitting pistol

    07/07/2014 11:52:32 AM PDT · 228 of 228
    300winmag to Squantos
    i think you will like it.... the grip is imo perfect as is..... no aftermarket add ons for this one. out of the box perfection.

    Not in the market for anything like a service pistol right now, but I have to admit that "Sig, the next generation" looks mighty comfy and efficient.

    I've come to the conclusion that ergonomics is everything. The worse the fit, the more "pre-stress" that gets pre-loaded into your hand and arm before even firing the first shot.

    In my case, if the handgun has swappable parts to redo grip shape, I get consistently better (and more comfortable) shooting with the grips reduced as much as possible.

  • Army wants a harder-hitting pistol

    07/06/2014 3:14:52 PM PDT · 218 of 228
    300winmag to Squantos; osagebowman
    The vast majority of troops can get full use out of an M4 and M9. We're talking individual small arms, nothing crew-served. Specialized weapons should be serviced at a slightly higher level, because most of the rifles have optical and accuracy requirements that Joe Pipewrench shouldn't touch, even if the basic mechanism seems similar. I ain't taking my Amati to Chester's Bait and Fiddle shop for a tune-up.

    Handguns in other than 9mm (usually .45 or .22) are there for accuracy, stealth, or other special reasons. Maintenance and training should be done at a slightly higher organizational level. Preferably manned by older operators who don't love running up and down mountains any more, but have lots of knowledge that needs to be passed around.

    As far as a cartridge goes, it has to be a world-beater, because it has to overcome the hard-earned reputation of the .45ACP, and the western world's loathing at changing handguns again for whatever reason. Other than a SOF (if they have one), most countries would just issue airsoft pistols, because 95% of them would never be drawn from the holster, and the other 5% couldn't hit anything anyway.

    The PDW was/is an interesting concept, except it requires a unanimous vote among NATO, and would probably be issued in greater numbers than the current carbines.

  • The Hobbit Hole XXXVIII - There and Back Again!

    06/23/2014 3:17:21 AM PDT · 4,311 of 4,312
    300winmag to Squantos
    Wonder how these quiet professionals compared in on the noise meter with the De Lisle Enfield Carbine of WWII fame.... Size aside....?

    I have no idea if there are any surviving DeLisles left. But one old report mentioned that the firing was virtually silent, but the action clattered like an old jalopy when worked. Depending on the situation, that might not have been a problem.