Archive for the ‘Guns’ Category

It’s finally here!

Yes it’s finally out!  J.D. Kinman’s new book, “Above Reproach” and it’s an attention grabber to say the least!  Thanks to Mr. Kinman’s generosity, I received an early e-book version of it and I can honestly state that it had my attention to the final surprise ending!  And now you too can pick up a copy of his book.  You can find it at Amazon.com at this LINK HERE.  I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

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Vietnam War airman’s remains identified

Missing Vietnam War airman’s remains identified

This article from CNN in full print found here.

By the CNN Wire Staff – June 8, 2011 5:53 a.m. EDT

(CNN) — The remains of a U.S. Air Force pilot listed as missing in action since his plane crashed in Laos in 1967 have been identified, and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors, the Defense Department’s POW/Missing Personnel Office said Tuesday.

On June 21, 1967, Capt. Darrell J. Spinler was piloting an A-1E Skyraider — a propeller-driven, single-seat aircraft — attacking enemy targets along the Xekong River in Laos when villagers reported hearing an explosion before his aircraft crashed. The pilot of another A-1E remained in the area for more than two hours but saw no sign of Spinler.

In 1993, villagers who witnessed the crash told a joint U.S.-Laotian team led by Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) that Spinler’s body was on the river bank after the crash, but that it likely washed away during the ensuing rainy season. The team surveyed the location and found wreckage consistent with Spinler’s aircraft.

Note:  During my time over in Asia as an aircraft electrician, I worked on many of the A1-E Skyraiders there. They were referred to by the call-sign of “Sandy” by the men on the ground and we repair crews, and were thought of highly for their ability to loiter for long periods of time while providing necessary ground cover to the men. Please welcome home at last another “lost brother”, Capt. Darrell J. Spinler.  And may God bless him and his family, and give him the peace he’s rightly earned. Amen.

Hand . . . Salute!

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Public Assistance?

I’ve recently found a thoroughly entertaining new blog called, “View From My Squad Car“. It is written by a “. . a police officer assigned to patrol in a mid-sized US city” and signs the blog with the name Officer Cynical. He has had me at times laughing and at others, concerned due to the oft-times dangerous work typically performed by our law officers in the performance of their duty.

He describes some of the daily events he faces including violent, non-violent, tedious and sometimes even hilarious situations he’s come across in performing his job. In this recent article he mentions something I’ve personally noticed many times myself of some select people on the public assistance wagon and good or bad, it does happen. He expands on this observation and gives us thought at the same time. Find “Officer Cynical’s View From My Squad Car“. Enjoy!

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Glock Safety Warning

Here we go again.  Although in this case the accident was the result of a worn holster, it was exacerbated by the ‘type’ of gun contained therein. The ‘type’ of gun being a striker-fired Glock semi-automatic handgun. Now before you jump down my throat, is it not true that all too often when an Accidental Discharge (AD) happens, it is usually caused by operator error? Is is also true that the bulk of the accidental discharges are more common with a Glock weapon than any other? I don’t have anything personally against them, but for a weapon with “supposedly” three safeties to prevent it from occurring, they sure seem to go off a lot anyway.

As a lesson in gun safety/maintenance, this anonymous person still wanted to post this as a lesson to all. And yes, there is a spot of blood in the accompanying pictures so for those few sensitive people, you might want to omit the last photograph. Although I get that much blood from one of my finger-sticks (diabetes, blood-sugar testing). Moral of the story: Always make sure your gear is in top operating condition. The video is courtesy of  ITS Tactical and can be found here.

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Glock Manual Safety Kit by Cominolli Custom

For all you Glock owners who fear the “accidental misfire”, I came across this little conversion that someone with a little machining background can do or just take it to your favorite local gunsmith to have done.  With your newly installed “manual safety” you won’t have to worry about that misfire, especially for those that carry their Glock as a Concealable Carry Weapon. 

While many claim with already three safeties on it, a manual safety wasn’t needed in the original design. Others are used to handguns with manual safeties and prefer their weapons of choice to have them installed, no matter how many others it has (I fit in this group). This after-market “safety” retrofit might go to help ease the mind of the latter. Who knows, it might even boost Glocks sales with it coming availability.

If this item does becomes popular enough, maybe Glock might include something like it as an option on their handguns. Cominolli Custom is the manufacturer of this product.  You can find more information, including a video here through USA Carry.

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Merry Christmas from Tiger Valley

Those of you who believe in the Second amendment as do I, will enjoy this beautiful girl walking out late at night, and alone. Now you guess what will happen . . . surprise! The video is here. Oh and a link to Tiger Valley is here. Tiger Valley is a premier firearms training facility that is on a 168 acre site conveniently in Central Texas for those looking to further their education in firearms. Enjoy the video, I did!

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EPA Surrenders to NRA on the Gun Control Issue

It appears that an attempt to ban lead bullets, shot and sinkers as a precursor to an eventual assault on our 2nd Amendment gun rights was thankfully rejected by the Environmental Protection Agency. The story is as follows:

 The EPA had planned to solicit public responses to the petition for two months, but this afternoon issued a statement rejecting a 100-page request from the Center for Biological Diversity, the American Bird Conservancy, and three other groups for a ban on lead bullets, shot, and fishing sinkers. The agency is still considering what to do about sinkers.

The decision was a huge victory for the National Rifle Association which just seven days ago asked that the EPA reject the petition, suggesting that it was a back door attempt to limit hunting and impose gun control. It also was a politically savvy move to take gun control off the table as the Democrats ready for a very difficult midterm election.In a swift and unexpected decision, the Environmental Protection Agency today rejected a petition from environmental groups to ban the use of lead in bullets and shotgun shells, claiming it doesn’t have jurisdiction to weigh on the controversial Second Amendment issue. The decision came just hours after the Drudge Report posted stories from Washington Whispers and the Weekly Standard about how gun groups were fighting the lead bullet ban.

Well, we at least won this round, but what sneaky plan will the demos try next?

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