Friday, May 10, 2013

O frabjous day!

Callooh! Callay! One ton of ammo was delivered to the Secret Hidden Lowland Holding Facility today from Armscor! Thank you, Martin Tuason my friend! We can now film our 4 series (or 5...or that the bidding war for OUTDOOR CHANNEL is over and Kroenke Sports Entertainment appears to be on top, many things may be possible). It turns out that filming shooting shows burns through ammo like you can't imagine, and in these grim times we were all starting to worry a bit.

Here's a little tidbit from New Jersey, where the state legislature is working hard to present Governor Christie with a plethora of antigun bills. Someone left a microphone open, and this is that what the swine who ostensibly represent New Jersey had to say:
"We needed a bill that was going to confiscate, confiscate, confiscate.”
Hmmmmmmm, I wonder what that means? Let me check out my magic decoder Liberal-Speak it means, "We respect the Second Amendment, but we totally support common sense laws to enhance gun least until we can get all the handcuff rings welded in the boxcars and ship all you sorry bastards east..." Remember, they hate us!

If it's not raining sideways, or snowing like a mother, I think I'll shoot a cowboy match tomorrow. I'm sticking to my .44 Russian Model '66 and my 2 .44 Blackhawks because...well, because. No 3-Gun matches in the area this weekend, so that's off the table. 

On Monday I'm picking up my IWI Tavor, which I bought on the spot at the SHOT Show after shooting it on Media Day (note to Colorado Governor John Stupidjerkoffen...yes, I have enough Israeli greater-then-15-capacity magazines to last 2 lifetimes...ohhhhhhhh, doesn't that make you feel all gooey inside?) and a brand new Winchester 73 in .357. Am very excited about both guns. The 73 I handled at SHOT was really slick, typical of a Miroku-made Japanese Winchesters. The old Browning 1892 lever guns in both .44 and .357 made by Miroku were magnificent. I'll definitely be taking a carbine class later this year with the Tavor. Been too long since I took a class...

Speaking of Browning, did I mention that I talked to Browning about a take-down BLR in .223 as our on-the-road SHTF package? I'm definitely leaning that way, along with my Grant Cunningham-dinked Ruger GP100 2.25-inch .357 as the pistol. I'd rather have one of my .44 maggies, but if the purpose of the project is a STHF Get Me Home package of guns, the .38/.357 makes a little more sense in terms of readily available ammo than the .44 Special/.44 Magnum.

I also want to say one thing about Benghazi...someone, likely Hillary Clinton or B-Ho Hisself, left 2 American heroes to die because they didn't want to wreck the Democrats' narrative about terrorism before the election. Whomever did that needs to burn in the hottest hell we can find for them. Please, keep digging...

Also also, if you haven't read this piece by Barry Snell, you MUST do so! It is one of the most cogent and intelligent summaries of what wer believe and why we believe it that I have ever read:
We want the crime and killings to stop as much as you do, so to my fellow citizens who are anti-gun I say: So long as you deny our humanity, so long as you malign our dignity, intelligence and wisdom, so long as you seek to shade us under a cloud of evil that we do not partake in or support, so long as you tell us that because we own guns we are terrible people, you will prove yourselves absolutely right in that we won’t come to the table to talk with you.
Please read the whole thing. I think you'll find a ton of ammunition for your own arguments!

Oh, and before I go, a quick movie quote: Can't stop the signal, Mal. Everything goes somewhere, and I go everywhere. Click it.


DamDoc said...

....arguing that they werent sure which terrorist group was responsible, so they came to the next logical decision.. blame it on a youtube video... yeah, thats it! dont argue or we will sic the IRS on you.... nazi facist thugs... yeah, we trust that a NICS "enhancement" wont become a registry... who was it that stayed home because the couldnt vote for Romney again?

Anonymous said...

If anyone wants to hear the commentary from the NJ Senators, it can be heard here: .
Sebastian's blog had a good overview of why NJ matters in the overall fight: We need a plan to cultivate gun owners as political candidates. We can't trust the pols that don't come from our ranks.

Retired Rick said...

Thankx for the reference to Barry Snells article. I forwarded it to my friends

Retired Rick

Anonymous said...

Michael - I talked with you on floor in Houston last week.. Please produce your vest patches that we discussed (not giving names as I want you to copyright and sell them). I am confident you will remember. I will buy both. So great talking with you. Keep up the fight!

My son, son-in-law (police office) and I were out with 2 non-shooting fathers and there sons today doing intro to ARs. They loved it and see the need. What a joy to help others train their sons about the freedoms we enjoy and that I spent a career in the USAF to protect.


Mike V. said...

".... Sure as I know anything, I know this - they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, ten? They'll swing back to the belief that they can make people... better. And I do not hold to that. So no more runnin'. I aim to misbehave."

Jerry from upstate new york said...

Why not a 308 instead of 556? I've watched your shows and think I remember that a 308 is much better at going through things like car glass etc.

Michael Bane said...

Jerry, I have a friend who carries a BLR in .308 with him whenever he teaches in "non-permissive" areas. My thinking, though, on the .223 is ammo availability and overall ammo weight. On availability, Ma And Pa Hardware is most likely to have .223 (probably Winchester white box 5.56), 30-30, .357 and 9mm even if they have nothing else. That's what the Ace in the little town I live in always has, and I make it a point of looking when I'm on the road. If I'm going revolver in the slave states, I'd rather have one of my .44s, but the heavier weight of the gun and the lesser availability of ammo argues against it.

My general concept is that the likelihood of my ever needing the rifle is exceedingly small, approaching zero. However, if I ever do need it, I will need it very badly and nothing else will do. My goal for a "carry package" is that it is small and light enough to be unobtrusively carried. Since I routinely carry a gun on the road, I'm already familiar with that song and dance.