Friday, February 24, 2012

Worth a Read

In case you've been hearing rumors, this will set them to rest. Definitely worth the read...

CPX Foxtrot

Bless God, God bless.
Shy III

Wut'sit Box

Grampa stopped by a few days ago. Monday, to be exact. Of course, like most others who visit, he brought some weaponry to play with. For Grampa, it's a renewed interest in things that go BOOM. A rekindling of the joys of shooting. Of being a boy again, of  remembering what it was like in the days before guns were something we used to shoot at others with. (He doesn't talk much about his days with the First Cav, but when he does, he can curl your hair.)

Inyhoo... he also... well, I'll let him tell you...

"You ever seen one of these? Would it be possible to use the internet (he doesn't use computers) to find out something about this?"

And he pulled this out of his jacket pocket... (per usual, emclicken to embiggen)

"I found this at a rummage sale a hundred years ago," he told me. (This put it back in the days before people had to sign their lives away with dotfed/doj just to buy a weapon.) "But no one can tell me who made it or what caliber it is. I took it to  Dick's and he couldn't find anything to fit it, either." (Dick's being the local gunsmith guru, no longer with us, but he was well-known to shooters in the area.)

It has the appearance of an old Smith and Wesson design of its early model Police revolvers. But this one is made in Espana. (It's written on the barrel sans any other markings but serial number.)

Blued steel, four inch barrel and walnut grips, lanyard ring on the lower grip frame, S&W type cylinder release, with a real firing pin. Caliber is in question: somewhere between a .38 and a .308.  (I'm thinking .32- though not a .32 S&W Special- but have no means of measuring the cylinder. Yet.)  The action is very tight, showing a decent quality arms maker but there are milling marks on much of the flat surface. The DA trigger pull is somewhere between the SKS on the low end and pulling a John Deere tractor on the high end.  Single action pull is smooth and crisp, though not on par with the Colt, Smith or Ruger.

There are some rust spots on it that he couldn't get totally removed with cleaning, especially in the bore.

Handling a weapon this old, with obvious signs of use, although not well cared for for years, makes me wonder about its history. Hopefully, it creates a stir in someone here as well, with a few more facts or guesses about it.

Opinions, anyone?

Bless God, God bless.
Shy III

Thursday, February 23, 2012

EFAD Psy-Ops

Spread the word, if you will. Psy-Ops is more than a one-way street in SpyLand.

Dear Enemies Trilogy readers,
In a minute I’m sending out my first message about Operation Enemies Foreign And Domestic.
Please take a few minutes to read it, and if you want to join the op, let’s roll.
Matt Bracken
Jax, FL

UPDATE 0859 EST 23 FEB 2012:
Operation “Enemies Foreign And Domestic”
First Communiqué: D-Day Minus Seven
Want to join a beat-up old ex-Navy SEAL, ocean sailor and book writer on a real-world covert cyber operation? I knew you did. So here’s the deal.
The idea is a national clandestine psyop, using my first novel as a vehicle. On next Thursday, March 1, Enemies Foreign And Domestic will be put into Amazon Kindle’s free library, for a period of up to five days.
Where EFAD’s free download promotion will be different from those of the thousands of fantasy/romance/vampire novels currently offered on Kindle, is that I’m simultaneously coordinating a mass plan to ensure that Operation EFAD goes hyper-viral on all constitutionally-oriented, freedom-loving, and Second Amendment websites and blogs at the same time.
Or on at least on as many as I can reach, and that is where you come in. There are literally hundreds of patriotic websites and blogs, and I can only reach a few. You can reach them all, every last one. And then some. More about this in the next communiqué on D Minus Six.
Despite its many limitations, Twitter will be useful for rapid tactical coordination. Operation Enemies Foreign And Domestic will be code-named #EFAD, in order to use Twitter as an always-open back channel for project updates and participant feedback. By typing #EFAD into the Twitter search field, you will find every new message related to the operation. I am @MattBracken48 on Twitter, I am Matt Bracken on Facebook, and I can be reached by email at steelcutter48 at gmail.com.
My goal is to make the spike in the number of free Kindle downloads for Enemies Foreign And Domestic so dramatic, that the national media will notice the passionate interest in this “dangerous and seditious” novel among the bitter clingers. But this is just the first step of a jiu-jitsu move. The light thrown on EFAD’s sudden nationwide surge in popularity will then be mirrored back onto the federal government’s most egregious usurpations and abuses, and on the mainstream media itself.
The idea is to force open a long overdue national conversation that the elite MSM very much wants to ignore. In large strokes, it is about our federal government morphing into a socialist tyranny before our eyes, a tyranny that is no longer soft, but getting harder with every passing month. Which is it to be: freedom, or tyranny?
The first step in forcing open this dialogue will be to explore the mainstream media’s active collusion in the cover-up of a scandal that is demonstrably orders of magnitude worse than the worst previous scandals, such as Watergate, which was “a third-rate burglary” where nobody was killed. To date, the DOJ’s Operation Fast And Furious has resulted in hundreds of murdered Mexicans and at least two dead U.S. federal agents. But instead of providing real news coverage, the MSM feeds America the pabulum of celebrity worship and an artificially-contrived debate about artificial birth control.
Imagine for a moment if President Nixon’s men, when called before the congressional committees invistigating the Watergate scandal, had provided nothing but thousands of pages of fully blacked-out paper. In effect, a giant, bored, “F—k you, what are you going to do about it?” to congress. Then imagine if the Washington Post, the New York Times and the television networks never mentioned Watergate or the hearings, except rarely, and then only to call the congressional investigators partisan hacks who were bent on destroying our beloved President Nixon.
Reverse the party polarity, jump forward through the time warp, and you have the current reality, where gangsters rule the federal government from the White House, the Fast And Furious congressional investigators are impotent buffoons, and the MSM is fully in on the cover-up. Nobody died at the Watergate, but recall what the hysterical 24-7 news coverage of the Watergate scandal and hearings accomplished: the end of a presidency, pronto. And an Attorney General in prison.
In the modern case of Operation Fast And Furious, hundreds of Mexicans were murdered as the result of a diabolically evil plot laid with the sole purpose of discrediting the Second Amendment, by deliberately funneling semi-automatic rifles to known drug cartel killers and assassins. Their goal was to bury our Right to Keep and Bear Arms beneath a mountain of Mexican corpses.
Folks, it doesn’t get much more evil than that.
And we know why these socialist dictators-in-waiting want us disarmed.
In 2012, the fictional premise of Enemies Foreign And Domestic, that a small clique of senior BATFE officials might conspire to arrange a mass shooting into a packed football stadium (also with the intention of discrediting our Right to Keep and Bear Arms), suddenly seems much less far-fetched.
So here’s the plan: on Thursday, March 1, we will engineer a stratospheric spike in the number of free Kindle downloads of Enemies Foreign And Domestic, and continue this operation for up to five days, the max allowable under the terms of the free download program. We will watch the MSM explore this sudden and frightening phenomenon erupting among the unwashed gun nuts and wild-eyed Constitution fanatics. When they predictably condemn EFAD for its fictional assassinations of government officials, and the rest of the story that they will pretend to find so abhorrent, we will shine their own spotlight right back on them, and yell Fast And Furious in their faces!
“Really? Enemies Foreign And Domestic is a terrorist manual? Well, I’ll see your fictional stadium massacre, and raise you a real-world conspiracy to murder hundreds of Mexicans. If you would ever cover the story, instead of covering it up!”
And this can all happen by getting a million or so gun owners and other freedom lovers to download EFAD, totally for free, beginning on March 1st. This will be a coordinated “time-on-target” fire mission. Further communiqués will be forthcoming from EFAD HQ. Search keyword #EFAD on Twitter for other operational updates, including links.
If you email me (steelcutter48 at gmail.com), please include #EFAD somewhere in the subject line, so that I will know that you have been briefed to this point and are up to speed. And keep in mind that while you are all my patriotic friends and loyal readers, at various time I may know you by a screen name, a real name, a website name, or an email address name. It gets mighty confusing, so forgive me if I can’t keep all of your various handles straight.
Matt Bracken—Out.

Got KINDLE?  Matt has linked to a Free Kindle Download  for this event - http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=sv_kstore_1?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771 . Let's make it happen, Folks.

Bless God. God bless.
Shy III
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Great Guns, Batman!

Hmmm... methinks that just perhaps there's a silver lining in some dark clouds...
Thanks to Amodotnet for the graphic... article here: http://ammo.net/obama
Bless God, God bless.
Shy III

Saturday, February 18, 2012

any .22 Shooters?

Matthew ( http://straightforwardinacrookedworld.blogspot.com/2012/02/duds-apply-here.html ) is looking for a bit of information from .22 shooters here in Blogland.

"...I've begun a case study on the .22 in self-defense situations and while yes we all know that it's far from the perfect round you must also remember that in some places people rely on it for their life more than you think for bad situations. Trust me..."  Head on over and read the rest of his request.

So, if you've got some spare paper and pencil lead  (tip: .22 bullets make good pencils if you break your tip and don't have a knife handy)  and feel like getting involved with this... well, this being Blogland, I'm certain many of you will be more than happy to help the gentleman out.

As an FYI," Matthew operates Intelligence Services (intelservice.net) a private consulting firm centrally located in the U.S. which provides real world solutions for client's facing any number of situations." He also acts occasionally as an 'expert withness' in court, if memory serves me correctly.

As Matthew says, this is your excuse to shoot more- you're helping out in an international research. I dunno about you, but for one, I'd really be interested in the results of this test. Either way, head on over and let him know you're on board. I mean, like it ain't that he's asking for our weapons, just that we shoot them. Lots!

Shoot safe. Bless God, God bless.
Shy III

Friday, February 17, 2012

ROFLMBO- got butter?

This is just too funny...  Ann Barnhardt  does it again.  
Seriously- there's got to be a real message in there for Patriots of all stripes, and not just the pink AR.

Got butter?
Bless God, God bless.

Shy III

Monday, February 13, 2012

MN Castle Doctrine


'Me casa es su casa' or something like that.

Well, no it ain't, I don't care what Uncle Sugar's Gestapo say.

Mi casa es mi casa and you aren't getting in the door unless I invite you. Especially if you're wearing a badge and think you can abrogate my rights as a human being. Namely- to defend my castle against your no-knock warrant or some suspected BS.

Of course, some LEOs don't think like that. (Maybe they do if it's their rights and home being invaded. Some day I'll have to ask one.)
That being said...

"...Dennis Flaherty, executive director of the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association, said the bill could result in dangerous situations for police officers, who regularly enter homes without permission..."  (Full story here:   http://www.crookstontimes.com/news/x962225289/Deadly-force-gun-bill-heads-to-full-Minn-Senate )

He's talking about the Castle Doctrine bill heading for a full vote in the Minnesota Senate.  And he's admitting MN cops 'often enter homes without permission'. For what? Why? Can't they read, or understand what they read? Is this indicative of what 'giving their word' means? If so, how can they be trusted with anything?
Moving on...

"...Dayton said when lawmakers were debating the bill last year, he was "concerned because law enforcement in Minnesota was mostly opposed to it, felt that it gave citizens more freedoms and rights than they had."..."

'More rights than they had'?  Excuse me, Mr. Governor- since when is defending ourselves 'more right than we have'?  I think your having a State Police Protective Goon Squad is more rights than you deserve. How about letting them go?  Of course your LEO lackeys are going to be opposed to people defending themselves: it makes them feel uncomfortable when they face someone who might decide to defend themselves when attacked by your goons. What part of 'their feeling comfortable'  is my concern? If they want to feel comfortable, they can stay home and watch the Disney channel. I'm more concerned with my comfort, and safety, than theirs:  I don't have the law on my side.

The Castle Doctrine goes right along with the 'Right to keep and bear arms' legislation now being debated in St, Paul. 'We, the People', have to get on the horn and start letting our state representatives know where we stand, to get this freedom-inducing action passed. You can double your life savings betting that Joan Peterson and the CSGV and Brady Bunch are hard at work spreading their lies and misinformation to the sleeping masses. 

"..."It puts the onus on the criminal and not the victim," Sen. Gretchen Hoffman, R-Vergas, the bill's lead sponsor, told the committee. "We should be able to be someplace lawfully and protect ourselves."..."

She's got that right. So help her out, Minnesota- and help yourself, while you're at it.

Bless God, God bless.
Shy III
h/t:  http://gunfreezone.net/wordpress/

Saturday, February 11, 2012

OpSec

I just dunno about some things. Or people, for that matter. Well, most people, truth be told. And a lot of things, not just some. Still...
Some people want their fifteen minutes of flame... err, fame... and get it. Some people should know better than to look for fame. Especially when it can get you into trouble with dotFed and/or the State Gestapo.
Like, really, Folks- is there someone who hasn't heard the word "OpSec"?
Obviously, when someone in the 'not too brite' category is looking for their fifteen minutes and forgets OpSec, they're gonna find flame in that fame. Seriously- is it like they haven't been warned?
Take this critter. Has the perfect- OK, maybe not so perfect- prep plan and then blows it out of the water with a canon. 
"...Just days after appearing on the National Geographic TV Show Doomsday Prepper, a prepper from Tennessee has been declared Mentally Defective and his guns have been seized by the government..."
Read it all here:  http://offgridsurvival.com/doomsdayprepperdeclaredmentaldefective/

And take this to heart: There ain't no such thing as a friendly Tv person, especially if they work for liberal mediums that collect their funds from dotFed. Or con citizens into supporting them rather than the business world. Keeping your head down ain't just talking about guns. And loose lips sink more than ships. And failing to plan is planning to fail- here's proof.
Bless God, God bless.
Shy III
(Might need more verification of this story, so if anyone has more info, it's appreciated by all audiences. JSW)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Right to Bear Arms

"The Minnesota Right to Bear Arms Amendment may appear on the November 2012 ballot in Minnesota as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The proposed amendment protects the right to keep and bear arms for Minnesota citizens[1]
The amendment is sponsored by State Representatives Bruce Anderson and Tom Hackbarth. "

The question to be presented to the voters as follows:
"Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to provide that the right of a citizen to keep, bear, and use arms for the defense and security of the person, family, or home, or for lawful hunting, recreation, or marksmanship training is fundamental and shall not be infringed?"
  • YES
  • NO [
http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Minnesota_Right_to_Bear_Arms_Amendment_(2012)

Hopefully, all we gun enthusiasts can contact our various representatives and encourage their support for this ballot initiative.  Rest assured,  Joan Peterson- aka 'JaPete'- will be doing all she can to inflame her followers in and out of state  to be writing and calling our state leaders to denounce this action.  Of course, our wonderful lib governor Mark Dayton will be pulling all the strings he can to insure this does not get placed on the ballot.  (Since it will be a Constitutional question, it's put to the voting public, will not have to cross his desk to be vetoed.)

"...Cornish (Rep, Vernon Center, who introduced the bill) said the bill would not change the laws we have in place, about felons not being allowed to have a firearm.
He acknowledged there are other amendment questions that are slated to be on the ballot. He believes that this one, along with the marriage amendment and voter ID, should be there.
"I think it will pass with a big majority," he said.
Representatives David Dill, Carolyn McElfatrick, and Tom Anzelc have signed on to the bill..."  (source: http://www.wdio.com/article/stories/S2492145.shtml?cat=10335 )

With the current crop of anti-gun politicians residing in the White House and nearby environs,  it's up to the states to insure their residents' rights are not abrogated by Big Gov.  And it's up to We The People to do all we can to support our freedoms, especially at moments as this.
We can no longer take our freedoms for granted.
So, without further ado, I'm encouraging every Minnesota reader to  write, E-mail, call, and encourage their respective representatives to support this bill.
Bless God, God bless.
Shy III