Does anyone else find it a bit suspect that there was yet another school shooting, but this time the media has completely dropped the story in less than 24 hours? No interviews with survivors, no student walk outs; nothing. With school shootings being used as a basis for yet another attempt at ‘gun control’ why has this one so quickly fallen off the radar; because it simply doesn’t support the agenda of those seeking to violate the Constitution and take away your right to self protection.
The narrative of this school shooting is much different from the ones we see in the media because this time it was stopped by a good guy with a gun. This time it was a quick acting RSO, a good guy with a gun, who shot and killed the shooter before he could create anymore carnage. At a time when many of us are calling for common sense security in our schools, this incident supports our case, so the anti-gun media will bury this one deep. The naked truth is: a good guy/gal with a gun is what stops a bad guy/gal with a gun, but the media aren’t nearly as interested in ‘reporting the news’ as they are in promoting an agenda.
Liberals and their media lapdogs are being seen by many for what they are; anti-1st Amendment, Anti-2nd Amendment – anti-American. Americans are buying up the evil ‘AR-15s’ at record pace, 30 round magazines or ‘high capacity rapid fire cartridges’ as the anti-gunners call them are flying out the door, and my concealed carry classes now have waiting lists. The talking heads keep talking, but we the people aren’t all as stupid as they think we are.
With all this talk about banning the inherently ‘evil’ AR-15 I thought I would share a little story with you. Recently as I was going about my normal duties at the gun store/indoor range an elderly couple, regulars and range members, came in carrying a new AR-15 still in its original box. A little back story, the elderly gentleman had started teaching his wife about guns about a year prior as he was having some health issues and wanted to make sure she could always protect herself. She really enjoyed their weekly time at the range and had become a pretty good shot. Today, AR-15 in hand, they asked for some advice; they needed to trick out this AR and get it sighted in. They said they had purchased it about a year ago (I assume prior to the election) and had just stored it in a closet. Now they wanted to get it set up and learn to fire it because in their words, “the government is talking stupid.” Amen. So we added a nice red dot sight and bore sighted it in before taking it out to the range. After a little time with one of the other instructors, they were drilling the target at 25 yards. Nice.
This couple knew the importance of self reliance and was clearly wise enough not to trust the government to act in their best interest. They are not alone; since this new gun control push began, ‘fully semi-automatic’ AR-15’s are flying out the door as are those ‘high capacity rapid fire magazines’ that dishonest politicians keep referring to. The relentless attacks on the NRA have led to a massive wave of new members as Americans push back against this attack on our 2nd Amendment rights. Fact: not all Americans are tide pod eating pawns waiting on some politician to tell us what to think.
Thanks, but no thanks.
Keep your powder dry!
The idea of arming teachers to protect students is nothing new, but in the aftermath of the Florida school shooting, this idea has once again risen to the surface. Could this be a common sense solution to school shootings? I would say yes if used in conjunction with other common sense security measures such as locking the door! However, there are some talking heads and liberal politicians claiming that this just adds to the problem of ‘gun violence’ and that teachers can’t be trusted to handle firearms around children. Some black lawmakers are even claiming that armed teachers would be a danger to minority students – really?!?! The fact is, some school teachers and/or other school employees could safely and effectively carry a firearm and act as an effective deterrent to those who might wish to harm our school kids. Continue reading “If You Can’t Trust Teachers With Guns…”
With all the madness going on in the world, more and more people are making the correct choice to own and carry a firearm. I have had a carry permit for many years and recently became certified as a RSO (Range Safety Officer) and as a Firearms Instructor. I choose to carry my firearm in various ways depending on the situation. In some situations I open carry, but more often than not I carry concealed. I have long believed that concealed carry gives you an added element of surprise and in a high stress situation you need every advantage you can get. You may have read my previous article on why you need a pocket gun , but as useful as a small gun can be I wanted/needed something a bit larger for everyday carry. After renting and shooting a wide range of guns I finally settled on the compact Glock 43; a small single stack 9 mm with a 6 round capacity. With that settled, I needed a light IWB (inside the waistband) holster that was tough but wouldn’t break the bank. Face it, you can spend a lot on a quality holster.
I settled on a Kydex holster from Concealment Express. This holster is custom made for this firearm, not one of the generic sized ones that rarely fit right. It has adjustable retention and adjustable carry angle; this comes in handy for me as I carry behind my hip so tilting forward makes for an easier draw.
Searching their selection, it appears they make a version for every handgun I could think of. Made in the US, a lifetime warranty and priced under $40 made it a good bet. I’ve been using it almost every day for a couple of months now and so far I’m really happy with it. Ultra thin and comfortable; it’s definitely worth considering if you’re in the market for an IWB holster.
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Keep your powder dry!
Unless you’ve been holed up in the woods waiting for TEOTWAWKI then I’m sure you’ve been hearing all the jabber about ‘essential oils,’ well I have been a tad skeptical to put it mildly. Well, much as I hate to admit it (I’m a guy, we hate to ever admit being wrong about anything), but yes, I was wrong. It seems there is something to all this. Now, I’m not going to go full in on everything as I don’t claim to know all that much yet, but what I have experienced is pretty amazing. Continue reading “Essential oils – This Stuff Really Works”
Those who’ve been here before know I’m a huge fan of gun magnets; I’ve been using them in the car as well as around the house. They are a great way to conceal a firearm under a desk, table, cabinet, or under the dash of your car. I have magnets in both cars as I find it much easier to draw from the magnet than from a holster while in a seated position. I’ve tried (and reviewed) several in the past see (Gear Review: Keeper Magnetic Gun Mount and Anti-Carjacking Device), but I think I have found my favorite: AZ Industries American Made Gun Magnet.
Yes, I do like that fact that it’s made in the US, and yes it is a little more expensive than some of the others, but the design is simply better and the quality seems better.
This magnet is quite a bit longer than any of the others I’ve tried and so it makes more contact with the slide of the gun. The unit actually consists of 3 internal magnets that are surprisingly strong and holds the gun in place even when driving over pothole filled streets. Continue reading “#MAGA: American Made Gun Magnet”
So, it’s been a bit since I updated you on our off grid solar project, and that’s because it’s really been running flawlessly, until last week, Yes, we did have some low production time with the long bouts of rain that have been covering most of the country. Yes, we did have some low production time on cloudy winter days, and yes there’s always less production during the winter due to the reduced amount of daytime hours. However, all that being said, the system has continued to function as desired; powering our chest freezer, PC, laptop, routers, as well as several lights throughout the house. Last week, that changed.
To set the stage a little, power inverters are design to shut down the party if the batteries fall below a certain voltage. Last week, our 1500 watt inverter shut down several times under very moderate loads. The solar controller indicated plenty of power in the batteries and the inverter would seem to run normally again after being reset, we feared it was dying and it did. Yes, the old VertaMax had just outlived its 1 year warranty by about 3 months. Time for a new one of those! Continue reading “Solar Update 3-11-18, The New Inverter”