Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tight jeans...

Even Russian soldiers in Crimea are in style! Tight jeans! I know it's got to be a European thing, but you've got to be kidding...
 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Quote of the Day

"Speed is relative to the shot required and the tactical situation. The commentor needs to go watch another Rambo movie to get their tactics down. Save your spastic running around and lack of discrimination for your weekend IPSC matches." - Paul Howe, Owner/Lead Instructor of Combat Shooting & Tactics

Saturday, January 11, 2014

American Hunters

A blogger added up the deer license sales in just a handful of states
and arrived at a striking conclusion:
There were over 600,000 hunters this season in the state of Wisconsin...


Over the last several months, Wisconsin 's hunters became the eighth largest army in the world. That’s more men under arms than in Iran. More than France and Germany combined. These men, deployed to the woods of a single American state, Wisconsin, to hunt with firearms, and NO ONE WAS KILLED.That number pales in comparison to the 750,000 who hunted the woods of Pennsylvania and Michigan 's 700,000 hunters, ALL OF WHOM HAVE RETURNED HOME SAFELY. Toss in a quarter million hunters in West Virginia and it literally establishes the fact that the hunters of those four states alone would comprise the largest army in the world. And then add in the total number of hunters in the other 46 states. It's millions more.

America will forever be safe from foreign invasion with that kind of home-grown firepower! Hunting... it's not just a way to fill the freezer. It's a matter of national security. That's why all enemies, foreign and domestic, want to see us disarmed.
Food for thought, when next we consider gun control, whether you agree with it or not.

If we disregard some assumptions that hunters don't possess the same skills as soldiers, the question would still remain... What army of 2 million would want to face 30 million, 40 million, or 50 million armed citizens???


Monday, September 23, 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013

Quote of the day...

"When serving we are challenged to endure different things-to face different challenges-over time. But we're an odd bunch, we Marines-probably no surprise that we'll complain more about losing the sandwich bar on the way out than we did about getting shot at on the way in." - Marine Corps Lt. Col. Clifford Gilmore regarding the drawdown in Afghanistan

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day 2013

In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Quote of the day...

"Today’s teenagers are more materialistic and less interested in working hard than the baby boomers were in their teens, according to a new study. But sorry, boomers, the researchers say it’s probably your fault for creating a culture that breeds narcissism and entitlement."  Amy Langfield, TODAY contributor

Monday, April 1, 2013

$25 Gun Tax in Cook County

So, Ms. Cook County Board President, how are you planing on taxing the guns being bought by gangbangers and such on the streets? Aren't these the "taxpayers" who need to be "paying" for their crimes, rather than the law-abiding citizens...?

Monday, March 25, 2013

Bogus war heroes...



Danny Crane conned the Department of Veterans Affairs out of $7,000 by claiming he was half blind, had once been shot in the back, suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and had 24 metal plates inserted in his face.

Un-fricking-believable!!!

I don't know who's the dumber one, him or the one's who believed him...

And, for a second, I thought he was posing as Curly from the Three Stooges???

Illinois Anti-Gun Legislators return home empty-handed!

The General Assembly recessed today for the Easter/Spring Break. With all the problems plaguing this state, the Chicago Democrats chose to spend countless hours of floor time trying to impose their agenda driven, anti-gun amendments but, they were unable to pass a single anti-gun bill!
With Right to Carry proponents hitting the legislators hard with their "Support Right To Carry" message and an Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day rally that brought an estimated 8,000 supporters to the State Capitol, all House Speaker Mike Madigan could squeak out of the legislators were a few, anti-gun, Chicago-style amendments to various empty shell bills.
 
The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has spoken, the clock is ticking away and there are now less than 80 days left to pass a carry law.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Magpul Industries

Here's a shout out to Magpul Industries, soon-to-be formerly of Colorado!

Good job for telling Colorado...
F**K YOU! WE'RE OUTTA HERE! (paraphrased)

Word of the day...

ACCOUNTABILITY.

Hell! That's the word everyday...

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013

The rich keep getting richer...

This year Forbes has uncovered a record 1,426 billionaires. That is 200 more than we found in 2012, another record breaking year. It’s also nearly 10 times as many as Forbes pinned down in 1987, the year we began tracking fortunes around the world.

The group is worth $5.4 trillion, an astounding 17 percent jump from a year ago. The average net worth of a Forbes billionaire is $3.8 billion, $100 million more than a year ago. More than two-thirds of the world’s richest added to their fortunes. - NBC News.com

And you thought our economy was in bad shape...

Sunday, February 3, 2013


An American Hero falls...



A former Navy SEAL who wrote "American Sniper," a best-selling book about his lethal career as a marksman in Iraq, was shot to death with another man at a gun range near Stephenville, Texas, on Saturday.
Chris Kyle, 38, and the other man were found dead at the shooting range of Rough Creek Lodge on Saturday afternoon, Texas Highway Patrol spokesman Lonny Haschel told KXAS.
The gunman, identified as Eddie Ray Routh of Lancaster, Texas, was arrested after a brief pursuit, Trooper Haschel said. The other victim was named as Chad Littlefield, aged 35.
Kyle, a Texas native who grew up hunting, served four tours in Iraq with Navy SEAL Team 3. His shooting during battles in Ramadi and Fallujah became legendary, and insurgents nicknamed him the "Devil of Ramadi" and put a bounty on his head.
He was credited with 160 confirmed kills, including one in 2008 in which he said he fired from 2,100 yards away -- 1.2 miles.
The Star-Telegram described him as "America's deadliest sniper."
Haschel said Routh is believed to have shot the victims at around 3:30 p.m. local time (4:30 p.m. ET) before leaving the shooting range and returning to his home in Lancaster in a Ford pickup truck.
The link between Routh and the two victims wasn't immediately clear, Haschel said. The Dallas Morning News reported that Routh was 25 years old and had military training.
"It just comes as a shock and it's staggering to think that after all Chris has been through, that this is how he meets his end, because there are so many ways he could have been killed" in Iraq, Scott McEwen, who co-wrote "American Sniper," told Reuters. - NBC News

While all the facts aren't in yet, it seems to me to be another case of another pyscho with a gun...

R.I.P.

UPDATE: Supposedly, Routh, a Marine vet, was suffering from PTSD. Yet, another person suffering from a "mental disorder" in possession of firearms...

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Thoughts on the "Mad Rush"

It never ceases to amaze me how some people just have money to burn! First, it was the "doomsday preppers" pouring money into the Mayan Apocalypse. Now, amidst this time of proposed "gun bans", I keep reading about these people paying outrageous prices for firearms, particularly "assault" weapons. The existence of naive people never ends! These proposed gun bans are not going to make it through the "Republican" House of Representatives, so what's the point???

The big winners in all of this...
As always, the manufacturers!
Pure exploitation. And, you've fallen for it once again...

Friday, January 4, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg and the Jan. 3rd NYPD shootings

“In recent weeks, we've heard some people say that the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. But sometimes the good guys get shot – and sometimes, they are killed," the mayor said Thursday night from the hospital where the two officers wounded in the Brooklyn incident were recovering. "Tonight, thank God, three good guys – three New York City police officers, who acted heroically – are going to make it. But we owe it to the good guys to do whatever we can to protect them – just as they do whatever they can to protect us. Instead, Washington is letting the bad guys shoot our police officers, our children, our neighbors – and it just has to stop."

F.Y.I. Mr. Mayor, that "good guy with a gun" might just be a law-abiding CCW holder...

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Guns & Fiscal Cliffs...

All this talk about such things as banning assault weapons and high-capacity mags...
What's the point, if I can't afford to buy the guns or the ammo to fill those mags after I'm taxed up the ass, as a proud member of the middle class, from this "fiscal cliff"!!!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Russian adoption ban

I just read an article about the new Adoption Ban that Russia is implementing...

President Vladimir Putin signed a law on Friday that bans Americans from adopting Russian children and imposes other measures in retaliation for new U.S. legislation meant to punish Russian human rights abusers... As well as banning U.S. adoptions, it will also outlaw some non-governmental organizations that receive U.S. funding and impose a visa ban and asset freeze on Americans accused of violating the rights of Russians abroad... UNICEF estimates that there are about 740,000 children without parental custody in Russia, while only 18,000 Russians are now waiting to adopt a child.

The one statistic that was not mentioned in the article is the amount of U.S. children without parental custody. I would assume that number is also quite large. So, why don't we worry about finding them a home first, which would alleviate this issue...

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Mayan Doomsday

And speaking of those "serious" gun owners...

...the brain-washed "doomsday preppers" who have fallen for the exploitation of the December 21st doomsday prediction...

Feel free to turn over your guns once December 22nd has come!

FYI...

In 2009, more than 10.7 million background checks were conducted and about 150,000 people were blocked from making the gun purchase they tried to make.

From 1999 to 2009 the largest number of denials – about 900,000, or 56 percent of all denials – was due to a would-be buyer having a felony conviction. In addition, about 15 percent of denials were due to a would-be buyer having a conviction for domestic violence or being under a restraining order. Only about 1.8 percent of denials were due to mental illness.

Under federal law it is a crime to sell or otherwise transfer a firearm to any person who has been “adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to any mental institution.” In addition almost all states have similar laws.

Monday, December 17, 2012

More revelations from Connecticut...

It has come to my attention that the mother who appeared to me as a typical suburban "soccer mom", was a "gun enthusiast" who kept an arsenal. I wish I knew more about her firearm training and state of mind, because IMHO anyone who gets shot by their own gun in their own bed should not have been in possession of a firearm in the first place!

Once again, the lack of responsibility never ceases to amaze me...

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Guns in the hands of psychos...

Why is the accessibility of guns for people with "mental disorders" so easy?
Solve this problem, rather than tie the hands of a us "sane" gun owners who may have to put one of these psychos down one day...

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Pure Evil

Whoever or whatever is responsible for this despicable evil should be held accountable...
 
 


As it says at the top of my blog...

"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing."

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Major Victory In Illinois!

The U. S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals handed pro-carry advocates a huge victory in a 2-1 ruling today. The court declared the state's ban on the Right to Carry unconstitutional. The court remanded Shepard vs Madigan and Moore vs Madigan back to their respective U.S. District Courts with a directive mandating the courts deem the ban unconstitutional and ordered them to grant a permanent injunction against the ban in both cases. The 7th Circuit justices also granted a 180 day stay on that decision to allow the state legislature time to pass a reasonable Right to Carry law.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bloomberg in blue...

Mayor Bloomberg in a "blue collar"? Give me a break! I always get a kick out of people who try to look the part...

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Tactical Apparel for the Top 1%...

I was reading a fellow blogger's list of tactical "conspirator" recommendations and came across the company Arc'teryx LEAF and immediately clicked on the link. The homepage opened and then I in turn opened the link to their "Men's" section and I couldn't believe my eyes! Prices that were OUTRAGEOUS! We're talking tactical shirts, pants, etc. for well into the hundreds of dollars! Now, don't get me wrong... they may be worth every penny in some way or another; but, I'm still trying to figure out who they're catering these prices to... "soldiers" living on "soldiers" salaries or the top 1%? Which, as far as I remember, weren't one in the same...

Check it out for yourself...

http://leaf.arcteryx.com/Product.aspx?EN/Mens

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Favorite "Pro Tip"

One of my favorites: Proper magazine loading procedure from Pat Rogers...
 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The "Best" Weapon...

While I witness all of this squandering over who makes the "best" weapon; i.e. AR15's, "tactical tupperware", etc. It's only a tool.

 let us not lose sight of the fact that it's not the weapon that makes the warrior...

Friday, August 24, 2012

Poor China...

After three decades of torrid growth, China is encountering an unfamiliar problem with its newly struggling economy: a huge buildup of unsold goods that is cluttering shop floors, clogging car dealerships and filling factory warehouses. - New York Times

Thursday, August 9, 2012

more from south of the border...

Another dirtbag Columbian druglord hits "unemployment"...
Erikson Vargas Cardona a.k.a. Sebastian



By the way, those are some slick M4's!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Colorado Massacre

If only some law-abiding CCW citizen at the scene would've been carrying and could've dropped this psycho in his path...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Mexican Drug Wars (cont'd.)

Another Zetas Mexican Cartel leader captured... Daniel "Madman" Elizondo. Alleged perpetrator of mass beheadings in Mexico.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Quote of the Day

Chicago Police Supt. McCarthy at NATO Summit in Chicago:

“You lead from the front. You can’t lead from behind,” McCarthy said. “I’m not asking my cops to do anything I wasn’t going to do. We knew this was coming. I was going to be in the middle of it. I just had my helmet in the truck and never had a chance to get it. Oh, well. I wouldn’t be anywhere else.”


Sunday, May 20, 2012

CCW in Illinois Revisited

As more Pro-CCW bills are presented to the Illinois legislature, please express your support for this uphill "political" battle. The other 49 Pro-CCW states in this great Union can't be wrong!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sunday, May 6, 2012

300 AAC BLACKOUT...

My thoughts on the 300 AAC BLACKOUT?
Simple.
It's just a round for all those AK47 (7.62x39mm) lovers who want to fire a similar round from an AR15 platform.
I would still opt for the 6.5 Grendel...

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Runnin' and Gunnin'...

I came a across a unusual question on a Shooting Forum. A person asked whether he should be in shape for a basic rifle shooting class that he was interested in taking. Right there, the red flag went up in my head! I'm a stickler for being in shape. I don't mean olympic or professional athlete shape. Just good shape. Especially, when your profession or hobby calls for it. If you want to play weekend warrior, you should be somewhat in shape like a warrior before you start runnin' and gunnin'. I'm disgusted, when I see cops who are overweight and firearms instructors who's bellies are hanging over their gun belts. Lead by example and get in shape! Use the job or sport as incentive to get yourself a little healthier...

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Perfect Game!!!

Congrats to Phil Humber of the Chicago White Sox for pitching a PERFECT game today against the Seattle Mariners!!!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Activists at NATO Headquarters...

Dress like a clown and you'll get your point across?
You've got to be kidding...

Saturday, March 24, 2012

An Observation...

I see it all the time...

Uniformed beat cops standing in plain sight using their cell phones while on duty. Official police business? I don't think so.

In my opinion, if you want to use it, use a little more TACT (in addition to TACTICS) and step out of view of the pulic eye when using it.

Besides, being observant of what's going on around you is one of a beat cop's main duties, not who's responding to you on your facebook page...

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

An Observation...

What amazes me is the outrage voiced by the Afghans in response to the murderous rampage of an American soldier. Not that it isn't justified, for it greatly is. But, what's puzzling to me is the notion that if the Afghans would've expressed this much outrage towards the insurgent Taliban, this war would've been over a long time ago...

Saturday, March 10, 2012

6.5 Grendel - All the Way!

I'm a firm believer in the old saying, "Why fix something that's not broken." And in my humble opinion, with regards to the AR15 platform, the 5.56mm NATO round falls into that category. Whether you're shooting 'target' ammo in 55gr., 62gr. greentip, or reaching out and touching with the 77gr., you've got the job pretty much covered from 0-500 yards. Especially for all you "zombie" fanatics, if and when all hell breaks loose, I'd rather have a rifle chambered in a round that's gonna be readily available. So all you 6.8 SPC's, 300 AAC BLK's, etc. can take a hike! Unless, of course, you're one of those gun lovers who has to have one of everything...

But, and I do mean but, if want your AR15 platform to cover the broader 0-1000 yard spectrum, you've got only one choice... the 6.5 GRENDEL. Supersonic out to 1,400 yards! Top that Mr. .308! Don't get me wrong, the .308 (7.62mm) has its place. But, when you can get similar performance out of a smaller and lighter platform, it's a no-brainer! Competition, CQB or sniping. Mission accomplished.


5.56mm (left) & 6.5 Grendel (right)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Gun Politics in Illinois

An editorial in today's Sun-Times brought up a good point...

"One of the biggest issues in downstate politics is guns. Downstate legislators in both parties use the issue to whip up their constituents so they'll ignore their own shortcomings. The same thing is done by Chicago politicians, only in the opposite direction... It's a tried-and-true-issue they've used for years to distract voters from the many failures of this government."

All about gun control? I don't think so. Just politics as usual...

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Quick thoughts...

Quick thoughts on news this week...

1) Jeremy Hammond, anti-capitalist "hacktivist", was arrested Monday night in an FBI raid and accused of stealing confidential data from hundreds of thousands of people, including a former vice president of the United Sates and a former CIA director. His mother said he was a brilliant computer wiz but apparently couldn't stop himself from applying his genius to "get the goat of America."



What a waste of intelligence.


2) Regarding the Oscar-winning film "Saving Face" debuting Thursday on HBO bout men in Pakistan who feel entitled to throw acid into the faces of their wives.


Just another reason...



3) A woman was struck and killed by a Metra Rock Island train Wednesday in Longwood Manor. Supposedly, the woman was wearing media earphones at the time of the accident.

Just as you see it all the time on the streets and in vehicles, a total disregards for one's safety and life.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

An attempt at more Gun Control in Illinois...

Chicago Mayor "Rhambo" Emanuel wants Illinois gun owners to register all their guns for $65 a piece, and renew that registration every 5 years for $25. The proposal is co-sponsored by that dried-up duesch state Rep. Rosemary Mulligan (R-Park Ridge). Emanuel says, "You use your political capital for the the tough things that are the right things to do." Well Mr. Mayor, 49 other states who have CCW can't be WRONG can they???

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Quote of the Day

Spike Lee speaking at Chicago State University, Feb. 8, 2012:

"We're talking about an age where peer pressure can be devastating. Today, if you get good grades or speak good English, you're made fun of and called 'white'. But if you're on the corner drinking a 40 of the malt crack liqour, smoking a joint, pants sagging below your ass, then you're hip, you're black, you're gangster, you're ghetto. But what you really are is ignorant."

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Remember the 3 "P's"!!!

Maintain an attitude that incorporates these three "P's"...

Professional
Productive
Passionate

...and you'll succeed!!!

It's sounds simple, but it's pretty sad how often people lack these qualities in any endeavor!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

ST6 strikes again!

More than two dozen commandoes from the Navy's SEAL Team 6 swept into an encampment in northern Somalia Tuesday, rescuing American Jessica Buchanan and her Danish colleague some three months after they were taken hostage. The two were in the country as aid workers. The SEALs killed nine of the captors and apprehended three others.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Gun Shop Heist


Chicago Police officers nabbed four gangbangers connected to the theft and illegal sale of hundreds of firearms from a suburban gun shop. The burglars used a sledge hammer to break through the door of Maxon Shooters Supplies & Indoor Range in Des Plaines and smashed the glass in the store’s display cases Sunday, stealing more than 200 handguns.

A sledge hammer is all it took to break into a gun shop and get away with hundreds of guns???

OMG!!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

2012 Election Year...

As the 2012 election year comes into full swing, one thing comes to mind when choosing the right candidate. A belief, I've always followed throughout my voting history... VOTE YOUR PAYCHECK!!! Whichever candidate that has the greatest impact on your job, your livelihood, is the simple solution. For those of you believing "Living in the Pursuit of Happiness" comes free, you're up for a rude awakening...

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Handgun Preference Pt.2

And, for those who want to kick it up a notch, consider a Glock chambered in the big bore .45. For example, you'd be surprised by the fit and accuracy of the "subcompact" Glock 30SF which can fill the role of both a service pistol or concealed carry.