Monthly Archives: March 2013

Infant at lunch

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Variety is the spice of life.

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Fox as a pet

Does anyone have experience with either domesticated foxes or those raised from young kits?

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Unit cost averaging

When the cost of guns increases, buy ammo. When ammo is too expensive, buy training. When you can’t afford training, invest in practice. If you can’t afford range time, have no ammo, practice trigger control and getting into firing positions. … Continue reading

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An occupational hazard for maniacs


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Pretty is as pretty does

When I first saw this holster, I wondered why anyone would make a pretty holster for a completely utilitarian Glock.Then I got to shoot a new Gen.4 G19 at the range and the accuracy was enough to remind me. Reliable, … Continue reading

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Small bore shotgun, small bore rifle

Father with Marlin 795LTR (Appleseed model) carbine. Daughter with Cavalry SX410 shotgun.

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A little girl’s upgrade

Last year, she started out with a single shot Crickett, now she’s ready for a 10-22 Tactical. In today’s market, the box in her left hand might be worth nearly as much as the rifle. I think Garibaldi would have … Continue reading

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A matter of credibility.

Due to cultural expectations, some defensive arms have more credibility that others. For example, a young woman wearing chain mail and wielding a sword would not be taken all that seriously by many. The look is too quaint, and there … Continue reading

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“Terms of Enlistment.”

I recently mentioned Marko’s new book as the best military science fiction I’ve read in quite some time. Good to see it gain the deserved popularity. At three bucks, it’s the best entertainment you can get for a day or … Continue reading

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The things I can’t afford.

In my entire adult life, I couldn’t afford broadcast television. Not the set itself, but the time required to watch it. Now I find that computer games are prohibitively expensive. A business colleague gifted me a disk with the sequel … Continue reading

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Light and laser wallpaper

Click for the 1920px wallpaper file. 5″ Chiappa Rhino .357 revolver with Viridian X5L light/laser.

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Want to buy: Panasonic G2 or GH2 camera, lenses

Just checked the usual stores and didn’t see one for sale. If anyone has a G2 or GH2 for sale, please let me know. Also interested in lenses, particularly 20/1.7, 45/1.8, 60/.28 macro.

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Poor pulp fiction writers

Gun enthusiasts are fond of making fun of pulp fiction writers for inaccuracies concerning gun descriptions. For example: “Joe eased the revolver safety off and carefully walked through the apartment.” Isn’t that funny, to think that revolvers have manual safeties? … Continue reading

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Bad self-defense advice: Idiocy or Malice?

Recently, we have been treated to spectacularly stupid advice on self-defense by the vice president of the US. Doing what he advised would endanger the defender, the defender’s neighbors AND put him in legal trouble. That has been discussed in … Continue reading

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Czechpoint 22WMR revolver

You might recall the photo I posted last year of a 6″ Czechpoint revolver in 22Magnum. This year, I finally got around to firing it. At the birthday party, we had clays set up from about 25 yards out to … Continue reading

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Mid-length 38s, old and new

Years ago, I got an old revolver for a small sum. Eventually, it went to a good friend. Then the friend died, and I inherited it. It had great lockwork and tight lockup but was pitted and worn. It was … Continue reading

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So called “logic” of gun bans.

To make the “logic” of gun bans a little more obvious, I’d like to use the analogy of cars as more familiar to everyone. Imagine a situation in which some tiny number of vehicles are used for criminal purposes, such … Continue reading

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Very nice jewelry

Mike Williamson just turned me onto jewelry by Jeni Benos. Gorgeous work — and the artist herself is a work of art too.

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