AR-15 Ammunition And Barrel Twist Rate

Herschel Smith · 19 Feb 2017 · 5 Comments

There are a lot of articles and discussion forum threads on barrel twist rate for AR-15s.  So why am I writing one?  Well, some of the information on the web is very wrong.  Additionally, this closes out comment threads we've had here touching on this topic, EMail exchanges I've had with readers, and personal conversations I've had with shooters and friends about this subject.  It's natural to put this down in case anyone else can benefit from the information.  Or you may not benefit at…… [read more]

Insulting Veterans, The Elderly And The Mentally Infirmed Over Guns

BY Herschel Smith
3 months, 3 weeks ago

Victoria Advocate:

January 2016, people learned about a quirk in the Lone Star state’s gun laws.

People are allowed to openly carry a gun into the state’s 10 mental hospitals and 39 local mental health authorities.

State Sen. Jose Menendez, D-San Antonio, wants to prohibit openly carrying guns into those facilities, so he filed SB 220.

It’s not clear what the criminal penalty will be for doing so, though.

Menendez said he’s a gun owner and when he has time to spare, he enjoys hunting doves and quail.

“But I think we have to realize that even in the days where everybody wore a gun on their hip, there were certain rules,” he said.

Menendez tried to amend the open carry law last session to require people to wear holsters that would make it more difficult for someone to get a gun off another person. But his amendment failed.

“We don’t know what triggers the need for mental health and many of our veterans at times have issues that happen through no fault of their own, and I want to not put a stigma on this. I want to treat it, and I think this bill provides them a safe environment,” Menendez said.

Ah, there’s the obligatory “I’m a gun owner and hunt myself.”  But … there’s always a but.  And in this case Menendez manages to insult both the mentally infirmed and veterans.  How does that feel to you, those of you who are veterans?  You’re a danger if you see someone with a gun on their hip.  So says Menendez.

But it’s all a lie.  Those with mental health maladies have no greater propensity for violence than anyone else, and it’s pure bigotry to assert that they do, with words or with laws.  As for his stupid proposal on retention holsters, leave that to the gun owner.  Otherwise, we might just have to make laws concerning how well Menendez maintains his home so that there isn’t moisture and mold spores in the crawl space.

But if Menendez is small potatoes, Obama is a big time putz.

Last week, the Obama administration put the finishing touches on a new policy that would deprive recipients of disability insurance and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) of their Second Amendment rights. The administration will now characterize those citizens as “mental defectives,” thereby having their ability to own a firearm subject to the federal Gun Control Act.

Forget about being elderly and the need for an equalizer such as a firearm.  Also, forget about Leviticus 19:32.  Obama hates everybody except himself, and he may hate himself too.  Why doesn’t Obama forego all of that secret service protection, forego firearms himself, and instead of living right down the road from that other putz John Podesta, live in the place that catapulted him to stardom – Chicago?

1911 Lubrication Done Right

BY Herschel Smith
3 months, 3 weeks ago

I find this video to be very helpful regarding 1911 lubrication.

Pizzagate XV

BY Herschel Smith
3 months, 3 weeks ago

The researchers at Voat have connected James Alefantis with convicted child trafficker Laura Silsby.  There is also another very shadowy and nefarious character named Michael Maccoby who apparently got his panties in a wad when the neighborhood association tried to shut down Comet Ping Pong for “soliciting rapes and murders.”  Somehow I have a feeling this guy will show up later in the investigation.

The Hampstead coverup is something you should know about.

Finally, this videographer is trying to persuade you to care enough to send political correctness packing in order to avoid what has happened in the U.K.  Muslim child rape gangs, all known about, and all allowed to continue.

Prior:

Planeload of FBI Agents Sent To Iceland To Frame Julian Assange

Pizzagate XIII: Who Really Leaked The DNC And Podesta EMails To Wikileaks?

Pizzagate XII

Pizzagate XI

Pizzagate X

Pizzagate IX

Pizzagate VIII

Pizzagate VII

Pizzagate VI

Pizzagate V: Pizzagate In Theological Perspective

Pizzagate IV

Pizzagate III

Pizzagate II

Pizzagate

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The Clinton Foundation Fomenting Chaos Throughout The World, And Advice For Donald Trump

BY Herschel Smith
3 months, 3 weeks ago

Here are George Webb’s installments for today.  In case you haven’t already viewed them, please be sure to do so.  No one is doing the kind and depth of work on TCF that George is, and I suspect that includes the NYPD, DoJ and FBI.  They should all begin their efforts by watching his videos beginning at day 53 (Eric Braverman) on his YouTube channel.

In these videos George continues the hard work of connecting the dots throughout the Middle East based on George Soros’s plan for chaos, human trafficking and then ultimately oil pipelines, tied together by a private army of former SpecOps folks, the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS.

There are two more points worthy of mention as well.  First of all, George begins to fill out the details of the relationship of Fast and Furious to TCF, where the cartels were to be armed to fight each other, one cartel was preferred as winner, and this cartel was to be used to force legislation in Mexico to allow an oil play.  He also connects the dots to names of people engaged in F&F with the same names engaged in the ME plan as part of TCF.  I had always seen F&F as related only to impetus for gun control.  It may have been indeed that, but I also always thought that if gun control was the sole intention behind it, there were easier ways to go about it and much less expensive to boot.  After all, Obama persuaded 51 senators to vote for the worst legislation in American history.  If George is right, the goals were much more nefarious.

Finally, I believe with absolute certainty that this “shadow government” of which he speaks exists in actuality, run by TCF, and in fact, what we see happening in the ME right now is part of the same plan that has been ongoing for years.  It hasn’t stopped.  The seven country plan is in process as we speak.  Here is advice for Donald Trump.  If you and Jeff Sessions don’t dig into the deep state and root out this shadow government, you’ll not only have a millstone hung around your neck for the foreseeable future trying to deal with their oil plays, but your entire administration will come to naught.  You had better root out the problems in the CIA, the FBI, the DHS and the State Department.  Dig deep.

I lied. I want to make one more point before I send you to the videos. DynCorp apparently has a hand in all of this. They had been one of the more reputable military contractors in the world after the collapse of Blackwater. No more. They are as dirty as everyone else.

Universal Background Checks Blocked In Nevada

BY Herschel Smith
3 months, 3 weeks ago

Reno Gazette-Journal:

The expansion of gun background checks approved by Nevada voters last month will not happen as expected, based on an opinion released Wednesday by the Nevada Attorney General’s Office.

Ballot Question 1 requires that private party gun transfers – with a few exceptions – be subject to a federal background check through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System administered by the FBI.

The FBI sent a letter Dec. 14 to the state of Nevada’s Department of Public Safety saying it would not conduct these checks. The department asked for a legal opinion on the letter’s ramifications.

Because the text of the new Background Check Act says private-party transfers and sales must be done through the FBI background check system, the Nevada Attorney General’s Office opinion states, “citizens may not be prosecuted for their inability to comply with the Act unless and until the FBI changes its public position and agrees to conduct the background checks consistent with the Act.”

In a statement, the attorney general’s office said, “without this central feature (the FBI background check), the Background Check Act cannot commence.”

The main reason given by the FBI for why it would not conduct the check is that “the recent passage of the Nevada legislation regarding background checks for private sales cannot dictate how federal resources are applied.”

In other words, it would require additional staffing or resources at the FBI to handle the work arising from Nevada’s expansion of background checks.

This is a surprising response from the FBI.  I would have bet good money against this answer, but I suppose we should be thankful for small victories.

The whole thing was absurd anyway.  Laws are not made at the ballot box by referendum.  They are made in Congress and Senate, signed by the chief executive.  George Soros and Gabby Giffords just didn’t want to try to do it that way.  It’s way too complex, and stands a good chance of failing.  It’s much easier to flood the state with dollars stolen from the smaller governments of the world as Soros and The Clinton Foundation topple them for oil.

Note to Soros and Clinton.  Suck it.  You’ll have to wait and try again another way.

26 Miles Through The Snow In The Grand Canyon And Almost Dead

BY Herschel Smith
3 months, 3 weeks ago

LA Times:

The snow was at least 3 feet deep and still falling when Tracy Glover and two other men came upon the fee booth at the North Rim entrance of the Grand Canyon.

The door to the booth was always unlocked, according to Glover, the Kane County, Utah, sheriff. Inside were sleeping bags, food, water, matches — items that Karen Klein could have used on this particular Christmas Eve as she and her family found themselves stranded in a remote region of the National Park near the Arizona-Utah border. It was an oasis of warmth within a freezing forest.

“I thought she might’ve made it there,” Glover said.

But after walking 26 miles, dragging a bad left leg with no shoe through the snow, Klein had found another shelter instead — a cabin nestled in the trees about 100 yards away with no power and just a few blankets. She had to break a window to gain entry.

About 5 hours after entering the park, Glover reached the cabin. When he found Klein, she had stripped off her wet beanie and outer layers of clothing and was lying on the bed. She was exhausted. Dehydrated. She had been hallucinating. Frostbite had gotten to her toes and fingers. Glover said they quickly built a fire in the cabin and called a dispatcher to relay the message to her husband and son, who had been rescued hours earlier: Karen Klein was alive.

Klein, 46, of Easton, Pa., was on vacation in Las Vegas with her husband and 10-year-old son when they decided to hit Bryce Canyon and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon on Christmas week. But on the drive to the North Rim, their GPS alerted them to the closure of Arizona Highway 67.

It diverted them onto a Forest Service road that is mostly gravel. The car eventually got stuck. Worry settled in.

With no cellphone service and Eric Klein recently recovering from a back injury, Karen Klein, a triathlete, decided to hike for help as snow kept falling. She ended up traversing 26 miles over the course of about 36 hours before Glover found her in the small cabin.

She told “Good Morning America” that as she hiked in search of help, she forced herself to stay awake at night and ate twigs from an aspen tree. She put snow in her cheek to try to stay hydrated.

I don’t care is she was superwoman.  She was unprepared for this, at this time, in these conditions.  We have discussed the bare minimum for being out in the bush: (1) heavy rubberized poncho, (2) 550 cord, (3) gun, (4) tactical light, (5) fire starter, (6) knife [serrated edge], and (7) water and fast food energy.

In these conditions, you can add the right kind of boots (very expensive and not routinely taken on car trips), wool clothing, Gore-Tex, insulated cover (e.g., wool hat), heavy insulated gloves, and eye protection (Goggles and perhaps sun glasses during the daylight hours to prevent snow blindness).

I’m not a big fan of staying where you are, and I’m a much bigger fan of taking what you need or may need.  But in this case, the woman should have stayed where she was.  She’s no good to her family dead.

The Clinton Foundation, Middle East Project, And Fast And Furious

BY Herschel Smith
3 months, 3 weeks ago

I have to say that I had never considered the relationship George brings up between oil in Mexico, The Clinton Foundation, and Fast & Furious.

Magpul Wins Contract To Supply Marine Corps With Magazines

BY Herschel Smith
3 months, 3 weeks ago

Denver Post:

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Marine Corps has selected Magpul Industries as the exclusive maker of ammunition magazines that Marines will use in combat.

Magpul is a private company that makes accessories for firearms, including magazines, grips, sights and slings. The company also recently started selling soft goods like hats, belts, shirts and gloves.

The operations, shipping and manufacturing portion of Magpul is based in Cheyenne, while its headquarters is located in Austin, Texas.

A press release from Magpul says the Marine Corps selected Magpul’s GEN M3 PMAG series of magazines after several years of testing.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that the company had added a second shift to handle demand for its products. Magpul started with 102 employees in Cheyenne but now employs 380.

Magpul, which used to be based in Erie, pulled out of Colorado last year in protest of a gun-control bill that Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law in 2013 prohibiting the sale of gun magazines that hold more than 15 rounds in the aftermath of the Aurora theater shooting.

I’ve seen comments to the effect that the Marine Corps has been using these for a while.  Yea, well, not so much.

Perhaps individual Marines have had these magazines shipped to them by their families while deployed, and their commanders allowed their use rather than throwing them away, but I suspect most Lt. Colonels wouldn’t want to see pictures of their men using these things, only to have the promotion board asked if there were other instances of use of unauthorized equipment.

These guys can be rather puckered when it comes to authorized equipment, especially if some Marines have it and some don’t.  This way, everyone will have the best, and they will have the same thing.

Congratulations to Magpul.

AstroTurf Harassment Campaign Against Gun Owners

BY Herschel Smith
3 months, 3 weeks ago

David Codrea:

They evidently want the taxpayers to foot the bill for Democrat apparatchiks “to advocate or promote gun control” after Congress took funding away from their unmasked propaganda designed to render guns “dirty, deadly and banned.” They’ll “also seek ways to challenge state lawmakers who have invited millions of citizens to pack guns in public buildings and businesses,” go after “a crazy quilt of state and national gun laws … drawing upon public safety, antitrust and property laws,” and seek ways around the Protection in Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.

Read the rest here.  Well, this points to a number of things we’ve discussed here.  First of all, we gun owners have no right to complain if we’re not involved at the local and state level.  Liberty, just like it’s infringement, begins at home.

But if the cases ever get to the federal level, remember that Donald Trump will fill some 100 court vacancies, all of them very important, and at least one Supreme Court vacancy (and hopefully several more), which for certain things are even more important.

You have to be involved not only at the state level, but remember to conduct your activism at the federal level.  It beat George Soros once, and it can do it again.  And who knows?  Perhaps Soros will be in hell soon.  Perhaps it’s time for group imprecatory prayers against the old wicked man.

Who would like to lead off?

Drilling Down Into The Clinton Foundation Middle East Plan

BY Herschel Smith
3 months, 3 weeks ago

George tickles the issue of human trafficking as he explains that he was involved in researching the Franklin scandal, but doesn’t go too far into the details because, as he put it, many people died as a result of researching that scandal.

Very well, but given the horrible things George is managing to bring to light and explain in a manner that makes some sense, as well as connecting the dots for people who haven’t followed all of the nefarious dealings of The Clinton Foundation, I’m not sure why George feels any safer covering TCF than he would covering Pizzagate.

But here are his four installments for today.


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