The Paradox and Absurdities of Carbon-Fretting and Rewilding

Herschel Smith · 28 Jan 2024 · 4 Comments

The Bureau of Land Management is planning a truly boneheaded move, angering some conservationists over the affects to herd populations and migration routes.  From Field & Stream. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently released a draft plan outlining potential solar energy development in the West. The proposal is an update of the BLM’s 2012 Western Solar Plan. It adds five new states—Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming—to a list of 11 western states already earmarked…… [read more]

460 Rowland: Rifle Power in a Pistol

BY Herschel Smith
1 day, 14 hours ago

I have found the trigger on the FN pistol to be squishy and with too much take up, whether in single action or double action. Even though hammer-fired, it’s not a 1911. But they make the 460 Rowland conversion kits for multiple handguns.

He tests JHPs, so it’s not a fair test for penetration (hint: the 460 Rowland dumps all of its energy in the first five inches, which would be good for personal defense). But wait until the end when he tests the penetrator round. The temporary and permanent wound cavity is enormous.

Gun Store Owner Defends Approval of Biden Background Check Rule

BY Herschel Smith
1 day, 15 hours ago

David Codrea.

“Thomas Engle is the owner of Hunter’s Warehouse in Bellefonte, and he says he supports the change, saying it puts everyone ‘on equal footing,’” the report explains. “At gun shows, he says people could buy and sell without licenses and insurances. He says background checks do not equal registration.”

“Well, a lot of people say it’s an infringement of their rights and stuff, but the problem is, the public wants to feel safe,” Engle elaborated in the accompanying video.

You know, I don’t think this guy has the gift of gab at all. Even if he felt that way, it’s smartest not to say it out loud around gun owners who know better.

On another topic, I would avoid someone like that. Avoid being around them, avoid buying from them, and in fact not even befriend them. He seems rather impulsive, imprecise and dangerous if you ask me.

Finally, the degree to which Form 4473 doesn’t equal registration is debatable. Up until now, with person-to-person sales, this may actually have been true. But with the most recent rule changes, I would disagree with his assertion.

It reminds me of where they really want to go with all of this, quoting from the Kos kids (who are no doubt as much fans of the ATF as the FFL David cited above).

The only way we can truly be safe and prevent further gun violence is to ban civilian ownership of all guns. That means everything. No pistols, no revolvers, no semiautomatic or automatic rifles. No bolt action. No breaking actions or falling blocks. Nothing. This is the only thing that we can possibly do to keep our children safe from both mass murder and common street violence.

Unfortunately, right now we can’t. The political will is there, but the institutions are not. Honestly, this is a good thing. If we passed a law tomorrow banning all firearms, we would have massive noncompliance. What we need to do is establish the regulatory and informational institutions first. This is how we do it.  The very first thing we need is national registry. We need to know where the guns are, and who has them.

Ban civilian gun ownership. Go ahead. Welcome to ThunderDome, kid.

Springfield TRP: The New Gold Standard for Sub $2000 1911’s?

BY Herschel Smith
3 days, 15 hours ago

They like it a lot.

I have to say it’s a good looking gun and seems to run very well.

However, I also have to say that I would rather they come out with a commander size 1911 with the bobtail design and the SS slide rather than the aluminum slide. A 1911 carrier has already accepted that the gun will weigh more and has decided that he’s okay with that. In fact, I don’t consider it a detriment to the gun. I think it’s an advantage.

I also have to weigh in with one more comment, and it agrees with their comment. They should have put an optic cut on the gun. Most modern 1911 owners are not purists. I’m not.

Finally, in this reddit/Firearms post, Kimber is just taking a beat down in the comments for unreliability, FTF and FTE.

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Invasion

BY Herschel Smith
3 days, 15 hours ago

Mossberg 940

BY Herschel Smith
3 days, 15 hours ago

I’m sorry this is a YouTube short so I can’t embed it. The owner is complaining about his Mossberg 940 with FTF.

I simply won’t have any gun that has FTF/FTE problems. And I’ve heard this a lot with Mossberg semiautomatic shotguns.

For the record, I’ve never seen any problems with Beretta semiautomatic shotguns, and I’ve shot them a lot.

He does say you can see more about this shotgun at this site.

Mossberg has never given me a shotgun to test so I can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the problems to which he speaks.

Californians are buying up guns after Border Patrol starts dumping thousands of migrants on streets

BY Herschel Smith
3 days, 15 hours ago

Source.

Roughly 125,000 migrants have been released onto the streets in the San Diego area since September, which has been unsettling for Firearms Unlimited California owner Cory Gautereaux and his customers.

After Texas worked to seal off large swaths of its border with Mexico with razor wire and boots on the ground, more migrants started making their way to California.

[ … ]

“The problem for people that live around the gun store is the street dropoffs,” Gautereaux said.

So you support these idiotic policies and send folks to government who institute them, and it’s all okay until your Ox gets gored? Okay, I see how this works.

This might make you feel better for a time, but here’s what a gun can’t do for you. Restore a broken medical system. You see, all of these migrants are heading first to their local hospital where it will forever be their PCP. It will overwhelm the system, and this includes surgical services too. Nay, it has already overwhelmed the medical system in the country. Ask me how I know.

You are literally watching the destruction of the medical system in America, and it will never come back. Not ever. We will pay for all of those services. In addition to perpetual votes, the uniparty gets a new slave class to fund the already bankrupt SS system.

See how this works? You paid for entitlements while “paying into social security,” because there was never a “lock box.” Now you pay for medical entitlements for the slave class who will return a pittance of what you paid in.

Pathological Liars Anonymous

BY Herschel Smith
3 days, 16 hours ago

The Captain’s Journal has obtained secret video documentation of a counseling session for the legacy media concerning dishonesty. Here it is. Remember you saw it here first.

6.5 PRC vs 6.5 Creedmoor

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 1 day ago

Outdoor Life.

The 6.5 Creedmoor is a cartridge of great debate. Mention it among different groups of shooters, grab some popcorn, and wait; someone is going to get triggered. However, mention the 6.5 PRC in a group of shooters and the response will be different. The 6.5 PRC is loved by hunters.

Well, I’m sorry if I offend any 6.5 PRC fans out there, but that’s a dumb reaction.

He goes on to give a very good breakdown of the ballistic performance of each cartridge, and then ends with this.

Things change significantly when the PRC barrel is a 20-inch although the match load is still nearly 100 fps faster. But the hunting loads take a big hit, with velocities nearly the same as the 24-inch Creedmoor barrel. This being the case, energy on target will be the same. In other words, the 20-inch PRC is no more effective than the 6.5 Creedmoor. Yes, you benefit from a shorter rifle, but you also gain more recoil.

[ … ]

With four inches less barrel, the 6.5 PRC is basically a 6.5 Creedmoor with more recoil.

A 24″ barrel is front heavy anyway. I wouldn’t carry it.

So basically, you gain the ability to shorten the rifle barrel length and equal the performance of the 6.5 Creedmoor, and gain recoil.

No thanks.

Bobcat Takes Down Adult Mule Deer

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 3 days ago

Courtesy of Outdoor Life.

Trijicon: RMR vs SRO

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 3 days ago

F&S.

Trijicon makes both of these sights at around the same price point for different shooters. RMRs are more rugged, there is a batteryless option, and it can be co-witnessed with irons. This all points to a good concealed carry optic or an optic for someone who needs it to work because their life depends on it.

The SRO is more for competitive shooters looking for speed. SROs are easier to shoot fast and easier for shooters with less experience with red dots to run. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t a good carry or hunting optic.

Frankly I’d take either one as a gift. They aren’t cheap.

Readers who have used either or both of these are invited to weigh in on the merits of each.

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