Sunday, November 29, 2015

Colorado Mass Shooter, Obama Speaks Out Before Facts Are Known

I saw this posted on Facebook yesterday:

"The last thing Americans should have to do, over the holidays or any day, is comfort the families of people killed by...
Posted by The White House on Saturday, November 28, 2015


My response is:

Here we go again with trying to make a whole population feel guilty for someone that's either crazy or doesn't care about rules. True to form, Obama didn't even wait for the bodies to stiffen before rushing to the podium. What's wild is that he admitted that they don't yet know the motives of the shooter. If you don't yet know the important facts, why make a statement?
Do any of you feel guilty when a murder is committed and a gun WASN'T the murder weapon? Probably not. Why is this any different? Because a gun was used? It's not the gun that's the problem...it's the fact that people keep using the media as a tool to final fame in their end game. Also, this game of "its so commonplace that we've become numb to it" is ridiculous. Whenever I see something like this, I just shake my head, but I'm not going to give up my right because some fool murdered someone. That's why people who commit murders are tried in courts of law...they try the assailants, as they committed the crime. Not me or other law-abiding gun owners, but he assailants.
I'm not buying the excuse that it happens a lot, especially when the media hypes things up.
Tightening gun control will NOT help...if anyone can point to a place in the US (NOT any place OCONUS) that has seen a decline in murders because of tight gun control, share the data.
The bottom line is, I refuse to pay any price for someone who wants to go out with a large body count. Why should I feel guilty or wrong for a crime I did not commit? I refuse to be even remotely responsible for this act. Some dude killing several people and me using my guns for sport and self defense...two VERY different things. Again, why should I be morally responsible for a nut going on a killing spree?
I'm going to leave this here: Obama is really pushing for the Syrian refugees to be allowed in this country...he doesn't see a problem and has stated that these refugees are not terrorist, but he's pointing blame of hysteria to a certain group of Americans. Well, he's right...not every muslim is a terrorist, JUST LIKE EVERY GUN OWNER IS NOT A CRIMINAL. He's giving leeway to the refugees by refusing to believe that terrorists might slip into America, but he's believing that every gun owner is responsible for the relatively few nutjobs that commit murder. That doesn't make sense. The difference is that he wants to control one situation (guns in the US) but not another (refugees that might be criminals). He ignores that they might be criminals in the refugee ranks but won't acknowledge that there are criminals in the gun owner ranks. He really doesn't have control of either group of people, because criminals will be criminals. Again, it doesn't make sense.
 On a slight tangent, I saw someone state that using social media as a debating tool doesn't help a cause.  Actually, for people that are on the fence about political matters, it just might help to open a dialogue with them.  Many times, such discussion spills over into real life discussions (example, you visit a relative that might support tighter gun restrictions and he'd read your view on the 2nd Amendment).   As well, many of my FB posts are copied to either my Google account or my blogs.  Blogs are definitely powerful as a social media tool.  Also, sometimes I make videos to spur discussion.  Really...if politicians use FB or any other social medium, regular folk can too.


Saturday, November 28, 2015

Looking for a good home defense long gun?

Looking for a good home defense long gun?  Some people swear by shotguns but a carbine can also be a good option.  Specifically an AR-15 variant (M4).

I was looking at a CETME-type gun earlier in the year, but I didn't want to worry about quality and those aren't exactly light guns (they're certainly not carbines, either).  What I'm looking for is something like this:
Bushmaster CM15
You can get an instant quote at that site and the quote is going to depend on your location, meaning the price is going to vary between locations.  I can get that gun for between $530 and $640.  That's for a 5.56mm/.223 long gun!  With a Red Dot sight.

More stats:


I don't think I'll be able to get this before the sale date ends (11/30).  I can always wait until the next sale.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Media's Latest Attack On Freedom - NRA News

Good stuff here:



"This isn't Minority Report. We don't arbitrarily strip American citizens of their rights based on crimes they haven't committed and a list they're not aware of. If someone is seriously that much of a threat, arrest them and charge them with some shit.
When a person they're monitoring shows up to buy a gun and the gun store runs a background check, the authorities know about it immediately. At that point, they either tell the gun store owner to allow the sale, or they block it. This is how it's supposed to work.
Which is why the pathetic attempt to demonize the NRA isn't coming from the CIA, the FBI, the NSA or any other intelligence or law enforcement group … it's coming from the most powerful anti-gun organization on the planet: the mainstream media."

Glock 17 22TCM 9R Conversion Kit

Was perusing the web and bumped into this:


 
It's a Glock 17 conversion that allows the firing of the 22TCM round. This conversion works well with full-length handguns, as the extra barrel length gives more "ooomph" to the round. I've heard they're making a Glock 19 conversion, too. And they lightened that slide bigtime.

The two cons are:

  1. It'll take a paper clip to get the spring and guide rod back into place after field-stripping the gun.
  2. These conversions don't work with Gen 4 Glocks.  They only work with Gen 3s (I'm not sure if they'll work on Gen 2s and below, either).

The conversion is expensive ($400+ for the slide, guide rod and spring).  If you don't already have a Gen 3 Glock 17, then you'll have to spend money on that, too.  When the fat lady has sung, it'll be a $700+ for the conversion and the handgun.  If you already have a Glock 17, then you're halfway there!

And the 22TCM 9R round will fit in Glock mags (they're shorter than the standard 22TCM round).

I'm definitely intrigued.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Converting my P320 Compact

I ordered a sub-compact grip module for my Sig Sauer P320 Compact handgun.

I couldn't find ANY place that had the medium sub-compact grip modules in stock, though, so I settled for the small module. The main difference between the two is that the grip is a tad smaller (in girth and thickness) on the small grip module assembly, and the medium has an accessory rail while the small does not.

 I also ordered 2 sub-compact magazines (12 round capacity). I can use the mags that came with my Compact but they'd stick out a bit and be more difficult to conceal. Sig Sauer also sells mag sleeves for the Compact mags so that they can more easily be used with the sub-compact frame, but that wouldn't help with the length of the mags and kind of defeats the purpose of going down a size (if the grip will print easily, it's counter-productive).

 I also will have to contact Alien Gear to see if I can swap my SP2022 holster shell for a P320 Sub-compact shell. The P320 Compact shell I have will not fit the P320 Sub-compact.

The grip module is plain black. I'd thought of getting OD green or FDE but I couldn't find any in stock. I can always paint the grip module if I desire a different color.

I'll be using the Compact slide on the small Sub-compact grip module. It's been verified that this type of modification will work without issue. I don't want to have to buy the Sub-compact slide when the Compact will work fine.

I've been itching to buy a new gun but this is the next best thing...can't beat converting a gun!