3 years, 9 months ago
First is Max Velocity, who gives us another good entry on the presuppositions under-girding being able to operate in the field, which he titles More Detail On Rucking Fitness. This is another valuable post from Max, and he gives us an example of what we should all aspire to achieve. But I feel like I’m listening to my son (former Marine) describe humping 100+ pounds kit for twenty miles in 105 degree heat at Camp Lejeune. At some point these guys have got to adjust their counsel for 53 year old guys with a slight belly, who walk five miles a day and get to the gym two or three times a week for weights. Somewhat in shape, but not nearly the degree to which Max describes.
From Montrose, Texas we have another example of SWAT misbehavior.
“A man identified himself as the SWAT sergeant. He said I had exactly ten minutes to come downstairs or they were going to start tearing my house down,” Castorena said. “About a minute later, the SWAT team runs through my front yard and batter rams my front door.”
Castorena was led out in handcuffs and charged with felony assault.
The whole thing started over loud music. No, seriously. Loud music.
David Codrea’s articles are always worth reading, but one in particular bears reading again regarding judge Kidd making the injunction against the Mississippi open carry law permanent. We’ve discussed this before, and I just can’t help but believe that turning to judge Kidd at all in any form whatsoever is illegitimate, even attempting to get him to overturn his ban. The man did something unconstitutional, as he has no right to ban laws because he thinks they are unclear. Judge Kidd is a candidate for impeachment, and if I were the governor and attorney general I would go ahead with the law and call a special session of Congress to throw Kidd out.
Next, read Kurt Hofmann on gun control pushers hoping to exploit the Zimmerman case for more oppressive laws. Of course they do. Has a statist ever done anything or taken any action to decrease the power of the state? Can a leopard change its spots?
Always drop by Western Rifle Shooters Association every day, and I appreciate WRSA for bloggrolling me. I consider this an achievement.
“The AR-15 muzzle flash is the new torch of liberty” according to Representative Steve Stockman, R- Texas. Just so. Related, one commenter at reddit/guns has a post on AR-15s that might interest you, some of it good, some of it so-so, but be warned. If you carry on that discussion here, we don’t use Eugene Stoner’s name in any other context but effusive praise or hushed reverence.
Finally, Bob Owens has a rifle suggestion for Zimmerman now that he’s a free man. Not all that dissimilar from mine (excluding the EOTech). I have my tactical light on an offset mount because I don’t want it under the weapon and in front of the forend grip.
I hold my weapon the way my son taught me to, using the forend grip only as an anchor point rather than grasping it, and thus my hand uses much of the forend of the weapon. This is also similar to the way Travis Haley teaches, not coincidentally, and the more exaggerated version of this is in vogue with SF where the arm is outstretched straight and gripping the forend of the weapon on the side completely without a grip in order to avoid over-rotation of the weapon during target acquisition (this technique comes from the gamers).
UPDATE: David Codrea has some thoughts on hauling rucks. When you look at it that way, I guess I’ll bring up the rear with David and die in a firefight while laying down cover fire for the rest of you. So be it. There are worse ways to go.