That sound you hear?

Listen closely. Can you hear it? That soft sobbing that sounds like someone just lost her dog? That’s the sound of Sarah Brady and her compatriots crying.
Today I spent a bit of my filthy lucre gained by selling Gunwalker T-Shirts. As promised, I spent it on a gun. Unfortunately I didn’t earn anywhere near enough money to buy the Kriss Vector that I wanted, so I had to set my sights a bit lower. I purchased a Ruger 10/22. At $280, including tax and the hard case to store it in, it was much closer to my price range.
I bought the plain Jane wood stocked, blued barrel version with the intent of turning it into a Liberty Training rifle. I will finally be able to go to an Appleseed shoot. What’s even better about the rifle is that I can use it to teach others how to shoot. Imagine the gnashing and wailing you will hear as I teach others how much fun it is to shoot a rifle. I will be passing on the disease of firearms competence to a whole new generation of future holders of an insurrectionist view of the Second Amendment.
I might even have just enough cash left over to buy a Ruger 22/45 pistol, which is the gateway drug to getting a concealed carry permit. You know how it goes. First the ladies are scared to death of guns. Then they get to know you and realize that you are a trustworthy sort of person who owns guns. Then they screw up their courage and ask you to teach them to shoot. Then, all of a sudden, they are standing in front of the Sheriff with their hand out demanding their government issued permission slip to exercise their God Given Rights, and why does the government license this sort of thing? They don’t license free speech!
So each of you that has purchased a Gunwalker T-Shirt (which will go into the mail as soon as I receive them on Wednesday or Thursday) thank you. Not only have you purchased a fine shirt which will be useful in starting many interesting conversations, you have contributed to the spread of gun ownership among all the people who I will teach to shoot.
Sorry all the crying is disturbing you.
Per Weer’d’s request, edited to add:
All the parts for the upgrade to Liberty Training Rifle arrive around the end of August. I should have it completed for the North Coast blogmeet.
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10 responses to “That sound you hear?

  1. Enjoy them well, you earned it (especially since this all was nearly stolen from you)

    Also, seriously, this thread is useless without pix!

  2. Hooray capitalism!

    I would suggest tech sights for the liberty training rifle

    http://www.tech-sights.com/

    And a McFadden Clip Loader (yes they call it a clip loader) for any Ruger or Browning pistol you buy. It is the best thing I have ever bought for a gun. You can load a mag in 2 seconds with it.

    http://www.mcfaden.com/cliploader.html

  3. I have already purchased the Tech Sights. They should arrive in the mail within a week.

    I will check out the cliploader. I haven’t purchased one yet, but I was thinking about it. I bought 4 extra 10 round mags, (total of 5 including the one that comes with the rifle) plus I have 4 Ruger factory 25 round mags on backorder. A loader might be a good investment.

  4. Oh, the cliploader is for pistols. That would be fantastic. That stupid little button on the mag tears my thumb up after about 50 rounds. I hateses those things. This loader would be awesome. Thanks for the tip.

  5. I found a video on the “Ultimate Cliploader” by some guy in Florida. He sounds familiar somehow.

    http://youtu.be/9HoErjZVjqI

  6. .22 loaders are the cat’s meow for .22s especially Rugers :-)

  7. I have a old Mark I that I just love. I have to agree about the button. The clip loader sounds like just the thing.

  8. My very first firearm purchase was a 10/22 that I made when I was 18. It looked virtually identical to the one you bought. I paid $59 plus tax for it. I wish I still had it but I sold it in the 80s when I needed cash.(sigh)

    Enjoy your 10/22. I think it is a good use for your profits even if it isn’t a KRISS.