Jard J67

New J67 review by Jay Langston with my photos.

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Portraits

In visible light.

In infrared.

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“You can’t fight the City Hall!” Perhaps, but…

The state, be it the USSR, the Third Reich, The Peoples Republic of Trashcanistan, or the United State of America, can generally defeat a lone dissenter. The only difference between the dissenter being armed or not is the amount of effort and the resources required. That logistical load doesn’t scale well past a certain point. The British Empire found that out in Ireland around 1920 — they could have held onto the island by force, but at greater cost than the place was worth to them.

A single dissident can be escorted to jail under a mere threat of force. One with a rifle might fall to a SWAT team or surrender. It’s possible to scale up the force and use self-propelled cannon and an infantry section to take down a dozen dissenters, but that tends to spread the misery too widely for the rest of the  population to support. And a few hundred thousand people who have the same goal, perhaps something as unambitious as being left unmolested, and are willing and able to resist…they might be left alone in favor of an easier target.

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Lacey’s new rifle

Lacey is a singer and a song writer. She’s now also a competitive shooter. Here’s her new rifle, built with some assistance from UM Tactical.

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Zany Valkyrie

You can see more about this curious device at Forgotten Weapons.

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The Foe that Just Won’t Fall: new on AllOutdoor

Jedburg Targets

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Range photos

All that swirling gas illustrates why it’s prudent to wear safety glasses. Images taken at Royal Range in Brentwood, TN. Both suppressors are made by Aklys Defense.

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Laserlyte snubbie trainer: new on AllOutdoor

A good way to improve trigger control with a small revolver.

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Independence Day snapshots

Fireworks and food.

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If you missed Libertycon ’17…

…you don’t have to miss on the show special from Amie:

Get signed books AND unique show swag.

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New York Reload

“New York Reload” describes drawing a second gun in preference to reloading the first under fire. While tshirts describing the concept are available, the practice itself isn’t. NYC remains one of the most restrictive jurisdictions in regards to carry or mere ownership of guns, possibly more restrictive than the UK.

Back in traditional America, that practice is alive and well.

Albert, the pistolero pictured, is a great fan of “cowboy logistics”, using the same cartridge for both handgun and carbine. Between the 9+1 of the .357 Timberwolf pump and the additional six of the Ruger GP100, he’s decently equipped to deal with most raptor and xenomorph infestations.  Quite a few shoots like this concept.

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Steyr and Lace

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California, 25 years later

The rifle, fed with stripper clips, is actually California-legal for now. The Glock as well, with 10-round magazines. Actual defense against rioters…not so sure. Urban cops might take the side of the looters.

On the plus side, it seems that large-scale riots are less likely, now that the chief instigator is out of office. A good time to get ready for various future eventualities. Or, if rooftops seem like a chancy place, to move out of California, New Jersey and similar leftist Trashcanistans to America.

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The difference light color makes

I can’t recall if the murals were on the same building or nearby…on a different building, I think.

The mural above was probably based on the famous photo of Benny Moose. The macho man of Italy was mounted on a horse, and the groom holding the horse in place was retouched away.

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Purple Pixie Power: new on American Shooting Journal

Amiee Williams

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Five years apart

Tonight.

Five years ago, to the day.

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Psychic for Sale (Rent to Own)

Amie’s third book in the Special Division Force series is now available as an e-book.

The first book of that series, Psychic Undercover (with the Undead) is now also available in paperback.

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SVT40 and the evening skyline

I’ve seen photos of Marines with SVT40 rifles, and I’ve seen them in striped shirts. Never both in the same image.

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Follow-up bike questions

Looks like I narrowed the wish list down to a mountain bike with trapezoidal frame, full front and rear suspension, gel seat. Not concerned about the weight or about having more than one gearshift range. If possible, would prefer taller handlebar position for more upright riding.

Looking for specific model recommendations, ideally under $5K fully configured. Less would be just fine. The main goal is getting exercise in reasonable comfort and without getting too bored.

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Bicycle recommendations needed

I’d like to get a bike for recreation and exercise. Efficiency and effectiveness of the ride are not high on my list of requirements, stability and safety of use are. Looking at the various models today, I had the following impressions:

  • I like wide, off-road tires for grip and stability
  • I prefer more vertical sitting position
  • I prefer drop frame to straight frames for ease of dismounting
  • I like cowlings over the chain to keep the pan legs out of it
  • I like mudguards

I am undecided on the question of suspension. In theory, for mixed road and off-road use, double front and back suspension would lead to smoother ride. Would I be giving up controllability and ease of precise steering with the softer suspension?

What safety gear and wear would I want, besides a helmet? Elbow, knee, hand protection?

I am less concerned with the cost of the bike than with getting it right for me on the first try. Since I don’t care about super light weight, perhaps that would partially offset the other features I seek. I also don’t care if the frame is traditional mens or womens model, so long as it fits my requirements.

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