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Prankster almost gets shot?

Triangle Tactical finds a really funny story.

Crusing around on Reddit tonight, I came across this story about a girl who was set up to be on the TV show “Scare Tactics”.

I hate those shows and won’t watch them. Why? Because I carry a gun. If someone tried to prank me like that, there’s a serious chance that the prankster would end up bleeding out on the pavement.

Read the story, even though it was pretty scary, it’s funny. Now. And not for the reason it was supposed to be funny.

Raymond wants to make a leather sap for you!

You all know how I love my handmade leather sap by Raymond.

SapsThe one on the right is my sap, made by Raymond, the one on the left is a commercially available model.

I started carrying a sap in my pocket because before 1 October of last year it was illegal to carry a firearm in a restaurant that serves alcohol. The sap still lives in my car, as a “just in case” weapon. Like Tam says, as a defensive tool it beats harsh language.

Most of Raymond’s saps are more like this

Leather Sap

This one is probably the most basic sap he’s ever made. Most are much prettier.

I haven’t said much about Raymond because he’s been tied up with work, without much time to make leather saps for people. But that’s changed, and he’s opened up orders finally, so you need to rush over and claim your spot in his order queue.


Because like Tam says…

There’s no sense using up all your good material at an away game.

Weer’d points out that the US Department of Agriculture is getting serious about taking on the feral pig problem.

But the agency needs more firepower for another kind of rural reckoning and is gearing up with thermal imaging weapons.

In its crosshairs are aggressive feral hogs that can weigh more than 400 lbs (180 kg) and have been known to carry off newborn calves. They cause about $1.5 billion of damage every year to farm communities and fields, say department officials, and now there are worries they may help spread a deadly pig virus.

Like Weer’d, I think it would be much more efficient to encourage American hunters and other gun owners to go out and shoot them instead of waiting on a government program.

Maybe the USDA, instead of buying the thermal sights themselves should help regular Americans to get them and join in the fight. They could even lean on the ATF to hurry along all those silencer approvals.

Uncle Sam wants YOU!
To get an AR, thermal sights, and a silencer
To WIPE OUT Huns Feral Pigs!

Maybe Obama could get Shepard Fairey to do us up a poster.

Anyone with some graphic experience want to help Obama’s USDA with this poster? Somehow I don’t think Mr. Hope Poster will be all that friendly to this idea.

The curious case of the kidnapped father

Luke over at Triangle Tactical brings us a discussion of why you should carry a gun at home.

How many times have you heard someone say this? “I don’t carry at home, I live in a good neighborhood” or “I only carry when I’m going somewhere I might need it”

A Wake Forest, NC man was kidnapped from his home 5 days ago, and transported to Atlanta where he was being held in an apartment. This morning he was rescued by FBI agents, and it appears from the article that he’s okay.

The kidnapped man’s daughter works as a Wake County Assistant District Attorney, but there’s no word on whether or not that had anything to do with his kidnapping.

Carry your gun. It’s a lighter burden than regret.

My friend’s left-handed rifle needs a loving home

You know what’s worse than Puppy Sadness? Underused Rifles. My friend John has a rifle that isn’t getting enough love and he’d like to see it get to a good and loving home.

Like new left hand Savage 110 FP

I need some high price dental work and with no insurance I need to sell this rifle pronto.

$700 cash

Left Hand Savage 110 FP 308 Win

Long action rifle, ready to go for entry level E class shooting.

Less than 30 rounds through it, thought I was going to get into the LR game but it never happened.

Rifle is like new fired only to sight in the scope.

Action is bedded

Factory stock has been textured and rattle can painted.

Bushnell 3200 Elite, 10 x 40. Mildot scope with Mildot turrets. 1/10 mil per click

Rifle Basix SAV 1 trigger 14oz-3lb adjustable.

EGW Picatinny base

Warne Rings

Harris SLM Bipod with Podlock

Steel trigger guard.

Check it out on Arms List.

Savage110FP1 Savage110FP2
This is a private party sale in North Carolina. He lives in the Raleigh/Durham area. John will follow ALL relevant laws.

Contact him through ArmsList.

You didn’t know?

Erin Palette?
Umm, didn’t you know?
Worst kept secret in the gunblogosphere.

But I was told that AR-15s would blow deer completely apart

Is an AR-15 good for hunting? Between the people saying that the wussy .223 Remington cartridge is only good for shooting poodles and those saying that “assault weapons” would blow the deer completely apart, I don’t know what to think. Fortunately The Backwoods Engineer is on the case.

Ol’ Backwoods hears all kinda tales about what does and does not work in hunting cartridges. Some folks say a 16″ AR firing .223 is inadequate for deer, while others say with the right bullets and loads, it can be done. Of course, the mainstream media is all over the place, from claiming “an AR-15 cannot be used to hunt deer” to ‘deer would explode from being hit with the high-caliber bullet of a Bushmaster assault rifle’. Yeah, buddy.

I’ve met Backwoods Engineer. He came to the Appleseed shoot I went to wearing the Gunwalker T-Shirt I sold him. In my mind, you can’t get any cooler than that.

 I might have to work a trade or something with him. I’ll have to see if I can get in on the “roll your own AR hunting ammo” thing. I know how to reload already, and I’ll bet I can find a few people who’d be willing to let me shoot a hog or six.


Last year Linoge of Walls of the City ran a fundraiser for Soldiers Angels, raising about $2,300. This year he’s raising money for HAVA, Honored American Veterans Afield.  Rather than be a bunch of jerks about gun owners like the Wounded Warrior Project, HAVA takes disabled American veterans out hunting and shooting.

I know that no one NEEDS to win a prize for donating to a worthy cause, but there are some pretty cool donated prizes up for grabs. $5 gets you a ticket to the drawing. Linoge has posted all the details HERE. Throw them a couple of bucks. You’ll be doing our disabled vets a good service and who knows, you might get a free ticket to Boomershoot.



How to effectively harass and annoy your representatives

Yesterday at the Second Amendment Freedom Rally, I ended up conducting an impromptu class on how to lobby your representatives. George at Newbie Shooter wrote it all down and wants to share it with you.

Let’s talk about how the sausage is made.

We have a Federal system in the US. We have a tendency to focus on the national government, and the antics of the clowns in Washington DC. I’m not sure why, but I think it has to do with the fact that it’s easier for the networks to cover one National capital than to try to find out what’s happening at 50 state ones. But look at who actually makes the laws you have to live with.

Imagine that you went out right now and shot your neighbor. Who would arrest you? Which court would you end up in for your trial? And most importantly, which set of laws would you be tried under, State or Federal?

That’s why I’ve been telling people for years that the real action in gun rights is at the State level. The laws that determine what you can carry, where you can carry it, and what laws you have to follow before hauling it out and shooting someone are all made at the State level. If you can get what you want out of the State, you can basically ignore all but the worst federal attempts at gun law changes.

Your representative is a local resident. With 120 seats in the NC House, each one represents about 77,500 people. This sounds like a lot until you realize that the Representatives at the National level have districts nearly 10 times as large. This means that you have a much better chance of influencing your State representative.

The final thing to consider is that State representative jobs are often stepping-stones to higher political office. These guys want to move up. They don’t want to piss you off, which could end up messing up their future chances.

So get to your State capital (or at least the local office) and start telling your representative what you want them to do. Get their email address and their office phone number. Make sure that when they think of your issue they think of you first.

And what do you say once you get face to face with your representative? Click over to George’s post and he’ll tell you.

Preach it, sister!

Rachel Lucas goes after one of America’s cherished myths. So many Americans thing that the Brits are somehow smarter because of their accents.

I think it was Adam Carolla the other day that I heard lamenting that Americans are impressed by a British accent because we stupidly think it sounds smart. I admit, I shared that utterly baseless bias before four years ago but it was annihilated after about three days of living in England.

Trust me, folks. The British have just as many inbred dipshits with goat-like IQ as America has. I heard just as much moronic, ill-reasoned, poorly-enunciated and blatantly fuckin’ dumbassed nonsense in “posh” Surrey and around London as I ever did during my hickbilly childhood in hickbilly Missouri.

She goes on to point out how incredibly stupid Piers Morgan is, despite the number of people who think he’s just so smart because he sounds like something straight out of My Fair Lady.

I posted this to my Facebook page and got a response from my brother.

Huh. You couldn’t figure out that out by listening to our relatives?

I hadn’t really thought about it, mostly because I rarely think about my mother’s family. He’s right. I’ve heard some really stupid, thoughtless, ill-considered crap delivered with a “posh” accent during my childhood. Maybe that’s why I am immune to the whole “British accents sound smart” garbage. I don’t care how you pronounce it. Being a snob doesn’t make you intelligent.