Recommended Reading

BY Herschel Smith
10 years, 11 months ago

John Jay:

my dear friends, the 5.56x45mm nato cartridges being expended at the 25 yard range is to provide and prepare for government agents, whether civilian or national guard, coming to our homes to try and take our guns, or suppress our speech, or inhibit or prevent our right of free association to fight the political oppression we see all around us.

the people at the ranges do not see the need to prepare for a 400 yard battlefield, and set battle.  they see the coming threat on their doorstep, and for that, 25 yard shooting will do just fine.

so, mr. obama and various & assorted minions, be aware that your final few steps in the completion of your plans will be hotly contested.  you may find force entry into our liberties far more difficult than you ever dreamed.

i see that, every day, at the 25 yard target standard.  i see the evidence of that thinking on the ground, in the form of shooting practice for the day a lot of people see coming.

i hear it on the lips of my neighbors, ordinary farmers, workers, small business people, and ex-servicemen who fought in viet nam, in iraq and in afghanistan.

those final steps, obama & minions, will not be taken easily.

I think John is right and it makes perfect sense to me.  I would warn, however, against the perceived ease of CQB.  Government troops should be wary of the boy with the bolt action rifle and high powered scope hiding in the hills and behind the flora.  As for me, I regularly shoot my AR-15 at a paper plate at 100 yards with iron sights.  If I cannot put all or most of the rounds in a magazine on a plate at 100 yards, I need more practice.  Of course, I always need excuses for more practice.

Say Uncle, citing an Army report on a new side arm:

“It’s kind of hard to beat the Smith and Wesson M&P right now,” said one industry insider from a competing company, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “It is a polymer gun with high-capacity steel magazines. It has a positive safety and ambidextrous controls … they simply came out of the gate with the right gun.”

Chance agrees with this statement, and I sure do like my M&P .40 too.  But I demur.  Read the list at the Army Times article.  Missing from the list is the best handgun to be purchased today, the Springfield Armory XDm (mine is a .45).  I shoot both on a regular basis.  The XDm is better.

David Codrea is a nice guy and doesn’t tell the anti-gun folks to go to hell like some of us would do.  He recommends going to NK.  Oh … err … nevermind, it might be hard to tell the difference.

Speaking of David, he reminds us that Obama is a liar (we knew that already), and that the Washington Post is still carrying water for Obama.  I would remind everyone that he and Mike Vanderboegh are responsible for breaking Fast and Furious, so David is in a position to know the details of the WaPo report and how it deviates from the truth.

Kurt Hofmann takes on lawyer and professor Burton Newman.  Bottom line up front.  Governor Jay Nixon is a coward.  He vetoed the proposed Missouri second amendment preservation act.  It’s painfully obvious that Kurt knows more about the law than professor Newman, and Newman isn’t a coward like Nixon, just a communist.  But Newman isn’t finished yet.  If this isn’t clear enough for you, read Kurt’s piece.  I would add that I’ve discussed this case before, and some of these laws are just posturing.  Nullification laws have as much leg under them as states want them to have, no less, no more.  Bottom line up front for my article.  I want to see some federal agents arrested and thrown in with the general prison population for attempting to enforce federal firearms laws.

Finally, Mike Vanderboegh reports:

The old man, described by a family member as “wobbly” on his feet, had refused medical attention. The paramedics were called. They brought in the Park Forest police.

First they tased him, but that didn’t work. So they fired a shotgun, hitting him in the stomach with a bean-bag round. Wrana was struck with such force that he bled to death internally, according to the Cook County medical examiner.

“The Japanese military couldn’t get him at the age he was touchable, in a uniform in the war. It took 70 years later for the Park Forest police to do the job,” Wrana’s family attorney, Nicholas Grapsas, a former prosecutor, said in an interview with me Thursday.

Good grief.  Here is the report.  Barney Fifes with ammunition in their weapons.  The Keystone Cops with automatic firearms.  Idiot totalitarians with guns.  Dangerous, hazardous to men, children and beasts.  If we don’t see you again, mommy and daddy love you.  Run, children, run for your very lives.  Here comes a cop.

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  1. On August 9, 2013 at 3:27 pm, john jay said:


    i appreciate the link. thank you very much, it is an honor to be mentioned at your shop. very much so.

    but, i especially appreciate your comment about close quarters battle, which are too much like a fair fight to be to my liking, … , i’ve noticed in all my reading on the topic that a person can get hurt in a fair fight.

    i favor the approach that you outline, a good bolt gun, a fair amount of distance, a little stealth, and a plan to get the hell out of dodge when the matter is concluded, … , with one well placed shot.

    i have a good bolt gun, a good friend w/ quick load, and i am planning on being dialed in to 800 yards plus by the end of the summer. and, i have my little “jj’s brit” in an ar-15 for stuff out to about 400 yards or so. closer than that, i am not gonna be by choice.

    if circumstance, or really bad planning puts me closer, well, we take our place on the great mandela, and there is some solace to be taken in having company with us upon our departure.

    john jay

    p.s. my little “brit” is modeled after the .30/280 brit of the early 1950’s, and shoots a 130 grain bullet (.284 caliber) about 2450 to 2500 fps at the muzzle. it works well on an ar-15 platform, with a little “tweaking,” but it is not a pray and spray weapon, nor for cqb. it is simply designed to be a bit more “authoritative” on the set piece battlefield that a 5.56mm nato.

  2. On August 10, 2013 at 4:41 pm, Roger J said:

    Re: the Park Forest PD. Do these people just love to kill? Was a 95-yo man that big a threat? Also, I thought we all have to right to refuse unwanted medical treatment unless we are a threat to others. It doesn’t sound like this man was. I’m sure the internal investigation concluded the officers acted appropriately. Has there ever been an internal investigation that didn’t reach this conclusion? I am merely sorry that this man fought in vain for freedom. Tojo would doubtless be pleased at the nation his enemy has become.

  3. On August 12, 2013 at 8:29 am, Mark Matis said:

    A few points to consider:

    As long as some keep screaming NO FORT SUMTERS and Mere Citizens comply, the opportunities for long-range engagement are limited. When it is the enemy who decides who to attack when and where, very few Mere Citizens will get to see if they can put a bullet in the enemy’s “pie plate” at 100 yards or more. So while long range marksmanship is good, one had better be ready to deal appropriately with CQB.

    Even when the war goes hot, as long as the enemy has their air assets and uses them, one should not expect much opportunity to do action at a distance. When one DOES get the chance, however, one should also remember to not leave any personally identifiable evidence behind. Anyone who has held a position of trust – which includes many of those who are outraged at the treason by this nation’s “leadership” and “law enforcement” – has been fingerprinted. And you had better bet those prints are still on file, and are checked regularly by “law enforcement” investigating anything that looks like a stand against the evil running this country. Although it might be worthwhile to visit the trash of any Only Ones living in your neighborhood and take a bottle or such without putting any of YOUR fingerprints on them. And then seed the area you shot from. Nothing like letting the enemy fight themselves.

    It is worth noting a recent success story. I do not know if the late officer deserved it, but the execution of that cop in Kentucky seems to have been done right. He was taken out in late May, and the enemy apparently still has no leads. And you KNOW how many Brothers in Blue are involved across the country whenever one of their own is down.

  4. On August 12, 2013 at 9:37 am, Paul B said:

    All of the militarization of the police is a direct result of the “drug war”. I for one will advocate we declare the war a loss and move on to other things. At its root the war is over the free will of consenting adults and no amount of police state will cage that beast.

    It is fast becoming a US vs THEM and we cannot continue as a society with that mentality.

  5. On August 12, 2013 at 9:40 am, Mark Matis said:

    The “drug war”, Paul B, is merely an excuse. Any one will do. Or do you REALLY think that the Department of Education has their SWAT team as part of that “drug war”?

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