If it weren’t for double standards…

Ben Rhodes, Obama’s Deputy National Security Advisor, on 12/23/2016, reacting to Donald Trump’s commentary on the US allowing United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 to pass:

“On the president-elect, the first thing I’d just say is that there’s one president at a time. President Obama is the president of the United States until Jan. 20, and we are taking this action, of course, as U.S. policy.”

President Obama on 12/26/2016:

“That doesn’t mean that if a year from now, or a year-and-a-half from now, or two years from now, there is an issue of such moment, such import, that isn’t just a debate about a particular tax bill or, you know, a particular policy, but goes to some foundational issues about our democracy that I might not weigh in. You know, I’m still a citizen and that carries with it duties and obligations.”

So the President-Elect should shut up until he’s President, but a former President has a duty to speak out. Okay, then.

It’s almost like he knows me

Christmas presents from my dad


Are you freaking kidding me?!

Apparently, it’s illegal for folks to carry pepper spray in Canada.  Some folks with clear heads are trying to correct that.  You’d think that would be a no brainer, right?  Nope.



Are the detractors stating that bad guys might use the sprays to attack the innocent?


Maybe they’re concerned that folks might over react and spray someone because they got into an argument?


The argument against is that legalizing pepper spray is evil and wrong because “places the onus on women to defend themselves rather than focusing on addressing and preventing gender-based violence,” and is “offensive to women.”

That’s right.  It’s evil because we should just teach boys not to rape, and then we’ll live in a magical world of peace.  Oh, and it’s offensive to think that you might want to be prepared if some droog’s treatment doesn’t work.

I can’t even.

Random Thought of the Day

I now have a TV that has no buttons on it, the remote has no number pad, but I can control it with my phone.

Living in the future is weird.

All the pocket guns!

Some random gun porn for your holiday weekend.  This is from me visiting a buddy and us deciding that it was going to be a pocket gun day at the range.


I promise that there will be actual content soon.

But that sort of thing never happens here!

So… apparently there was a shooting yesterday at an intersection I’m at almost daily at the beginning of rush hour.  For reasons still unknown, a misunderstood gentleman with multiple active warrants decided to fire from his car at the car next to him, striking the driver who’s now in critical condition.

This intersection is a few blocks from me.  My bank is at that intersection.  My wife was late to our TaeKwonDo class because she left about 30 minutes after the incident, and got stuck in the traffic back up caused by the investigation.

The area of town I live in is generally considered a nice working class area.  Not the richest neighborhood by a good bit, but an area where folks don’t think twice about letting there kids walk down the street, etc.

Oddly enough, I was just telling someone that there’s no where where crime doesn’t happen, just where the percentages are different.  Just a friendly reminder to keep your eyes open out there.

Me, this morning

Artist depiction of the next 4-8 years


Doesn’t really matter who wins, does it?

Oh, and don’t be surprised if Putin invades some other country before spring.

Assorted Thoughts

In no particular order…

  • First off, thanks to Anne from Widener’s for sending me a marketing email that wasn’t just some intern or virtual assistant compiling a list of bloggers’ email addresses and then blasting something out. She actually read the blog and started off her email with a funny comment about semiblogtirement. I LOL’d.

    Widener’s has come out with a Smokeless Powder Guide. I am not a reloader because 1) I don’t have time to reload, 2) I don’t have anywhere to do it, and 3) if I had the time, it would probably be better spent shooting. 🙂

    I did take a look at it and I LOVE the pictures. I learned a lot, too.

  • The Grendel shoots like a boss. I’m talking like 3/4 MOA.
  • I finally bought an AR10. Sort of. LGS had an Aero Precision M5 lower for $199 so I bought it–then the co-worker who tagged along bought one, too.

    I’m a terrible influence, I know.

    This will end up being the gun that answers the question: If you could only take one gun to the zombie apocalypse, what would it be? An 18″ AR10 with a Tac-Con 241 and a Primary Arms 1-8 ACSS scope.

  • To paraphrase Glenn, they told me if I voted for John McCain, Americans would still be fighting and dying in Iraq in 2016, and they were right!

  • Why would anyone ever need a gun on campus?

  • I can’t take credit for this phrase, but it’s too bad the only people who were able to predict this were racists and haters.

  • I’m on Instagram now. Mostly it’s 3D printed Jeep stuff and pictures of my kids screaming for no particular reason.
  • Speaking of 3D Printed Jeep Stuff, here’s my store. I document my design work on IG if you want to know what I’m working on. Right now the focus is on reproduction Infinity Tweeter Pods. They’re rare, people want them, and they won’t be god-awful expensive to make.

That’s about all I have time for right now.

6.5 Grendel Build

Haven’t shot it yet, but I’ve been gathering parts for this for the last few months and it’s finally range ready:

6.5 Grendel Build

Hopefully I’ll be able to take it out on Friday.

Front to back parts list

YHM Phantom Stainless 7.62 QD Suppressor (Discontinued by manufacturer)

YHM Phantom 30 cal QD Muzzle Brake YHM-3302-MB-24A

AR10 Crush Washer
–I am being told this is a terrible, horrible, no good very bad idea.

Brownells 24″ 6.5 Grendel Barrel and Bolt combo

M-LOK Aluminium rail section

UTG Picatinny Bipod
YHM Low Profile Gas Block YHM-9383

YHM Rifle Length Gas Tube YHM-BL04

C-Products 10 Round 6.5 Grendel Magazine

Aero Precision M4E1 Upper Receiver and 15″ M-LOK Handguard

Palmetto State Armory Bolt Carrier and Firing Pin (the 5.56 bolt is now a spare)

Rock River Lower Receiver

Rock River Takedown Pin, Pivot Pin, and Safety

Geissele Hi-Speed National Match – Match Rifle Trigger – Small Pin

Ergo Grip AR15/M16 Ambidextrous Tactical Deluxe Grip With Palm Shelf Black

Primary Arms 4-14x44mm FFP 30mm scope with RGRID reticle

Burris PEPR 30mm scope mount

Butler Creek Scope Cover – Eye size 19

Butler Creek Scope Cover – Objective size 31

PRI Gasbuster Charging Handle

LUTH-AR MBA-1 stock kit