We went to the Nappannee gun show.

More crowded than I have ever seen it.

This is not your average retail gun show, but rather a collectors gunshow. Lots of classic old rifles (most still serviceable) and pistols… and a hunters show. You’ll generally not find Evil Black Assault Rifles or plastic pistols here. You’ll find primers and pistols and bullets and cases and powder, but not much ammo unless it is unusual or hard to find like .44 rimfire and such.

Lots of old scopes, most still serviceable.

Shotguns and parts by the ton.

If modern ammo is for sale, it is usually priced to sell as some guy is cleaning out his closet or something.

Not so yesterday. .22 525 bulf going for $70 a box. .223 (what little there was) was ging for $1-1.25 a round.

Not that anyone was buying it.

Happy Easter:

Please remember it isn’t all about Easter eggs, Easter Baskets, Easter Bonnets and dresses.

It is, after all, a religious holiday.

And it has meaning.

Enjoy the day. But think.

If Obama had an aunt…..

Would she lie just like this one?

Or would his momma do it too?

My parents love me….they’d do everything to help me.

But lie in order to keep me from being arrested for killing a baby?


They’d likely help me get a good attorney.

and that’s all.

These “people” conspired to get a murderer off.

No wonder he turned out like he did.

It occurs to me

that my daily stress level would be greatly reduced were I not forced to restrain myself from grabbing the shirt of some of my customers (likely Obama voters from the shallow end of the gene pool) who feel that life is treating them badly (when the situation is generally of their own making) and stating:

“Listen, you whining little pissant JackNoodle!, life is sometimes unfair, Learn to deal with it like an adult”…. or or words to that effect.

If only…


Read the whole thing.

Decide how to act.

     We now know a lot more about what’s going to happen with gun control legislation than we did           a few days ago.

      First, the number of the bill we are fighting is S. 649. Harry Reid
introduced it on Thursday and          brought it directly onto the Senate
calendar. This means the bill can now come up at any time  

       probably soon after the Easter recess is over.

Can you imagine

The screaming and crying (and race baiting and charges of hate crimes) that the liberals and MSM (but I repeat myself) had the perpetrators of this terrible crime been white and the victim (an 18 month old baby) been black?

But you don’t hear any of the screaming and crying and race baiting and such from the media with the criminals being black and the baby being white…..Do you?

I actually doubt that this was a race based crime. This was a mean pair of punks who did what they did out of pure spite. This was a pair of boys who are a product of the welfare system, likely raised without a father figure of any kind, who were animals. Race plays no part in this. Just bad parenting (or none at all).

2 boys killed another child with an illegally possessed gun. Period.

The rest of the community has begun to make this about race. And these choir boys (according to their mothers/grandmothers/aunts/etc.) didn’t do anything wrong. (although, it should be noted that one aunt DID go to the police).

And by the way, adding anther law to the books to make these thugs possession of a pistol any more illegal wouldn’t have helped here, now would it? 17 and 14 years old.

but you should do some research and see what the culture and community says about these animals…..and about things in general related to this incident.

The Facebook/MySpace and Twitter comments should disgust and frighten you, in that order.

Different rules

Interesting that after a major disaster, when gasoline and water and ice and food is in short supply, the local and state governments step in and put forth laws governing the pricing of such items, even though their scarcity and demand should be reflected in the price……

And as market rules would dictate, when pricing goes up, people buy less of that item, or don’t buy any more than they need… Those who choose to hoard right now pay a higher price for a scarce item.

Yet no one but the market and the supply chain is regulating (or not) the price and availability of ammunition.

Strangely, the market is doing exactly what the formulae would suggest….or at least it reflects what I learned in my economics classes so long ago….Increased demand and a (relatively) inelastic supply leads to higher pricing…People buy less, or only as much as they need.

Range report, Sig-Sauer 1911-22

A few weeks ago, at the Valparaiso gun show, I found one of these.

End of the show and I knew the dealer so we exchanged some ever depreciating FRN’s for the firearm. The next table over was selling the identical gun, only marked GSG, for $25.00 more, so we made a deal and he went home having sold out and my wallet was a bit lighter….

I’d been looking at  some way to make my practice be less expensive, and I was leaning towards a Ruger 22/45 as every other 1911-22 I had handled or shot had a trigger which felt as if the mating surfaces were made of broken rock paved with gravel…… Creep, stacking and grit.Not so this one.

No one had any 22/45’s for comparison, and any way the balance on those wasn’t perfect nor was the weight or the trigger the same. The Rugers really only share grip angle.

This firearm shares grip angle, exact ergonomics and weight. (empty).  Nice sharp, clean single action trigger. Magazine drops free like a magazine should. Trigger that is really decent out of the box. I’ll see how it wears and if need be, I can take a stone to it. This is a full size 1911 replica, not a half or 3/4 size one like some of the .22’s out there. Ergonomics almost exactly match my full size 1911’s. Balance and weight is almost exactly the same as well.

The sights are standard 1911, although made of plastic… Adjustable for windage only.. They come with painted dots which are, frankly, a waste of time. The rear sight had to be adjusted to nearly it’s full left position.

The magazine disconnect is an irritation, one I can live with, but I may see how hard it is to remove.  The trigger breaks cleanly at 5.2 lbs.

The pistol seems to like nearly any kind of .22LR. I shot Federal bulk, my go-to at the range (when it is available), and CCI Standard (the other go-to in our household). To be honest, I couldn’t find any other .22 that I was willing to pay for. Both the Federal and the CCI fed and functioned flawlessly through 480 rounds (combined).

Accuracy at 50 feet with 10 shots was about 4.5″ to 4.75″ group size. The Federal bulk prints slightly high and the CCI Standard prints a bit low for the sight elevation. Below is one of the better targets:

Every target had a flyer…Dunno if it was me or the pistol. Probably me.

Gonna have to adjust the sights a bit more, but it’ll do for now.

This is a decent substitute for training with a full size 1911. Even at the current cost of .22LR.



 These are the list of traitors senators who chose to support our entry into the current UN arms treaty.

So much for “support and defend the Constitution” part of their oath.

Baldwin (D-WI), Nay
Baucus (D-MT), Nay
Bennet (D-CO), Nay
Blumenthal (D-CT), Nay
Boxer (D-CA), Nay
Brown (D-OH), Nay
Cantwell (D-WA), Nay
Cardin (D-MD), Nay
Carper (D-DE), Nay
Casey (D-PA), Nay
Coons (D-DE), Nay
Cowan (D-MA), Nay
Durbin (D-IL), Nay
Feinstein (D-CA), Nay
Franken (D-MN), Nay
Gillibrand (D-NY), Nay
Harkin (D-IA), Nay
Hirono (D-HI), Nay
Johnson (D-SD), Nay
Kaine (D-VA), Nay
King (I-ME), Nay
Klobuchar (D-MN), Nay
Landrieu (D-LA), Nay
Lautenberg (D-NJ), Not Voting
Leahy (D-VT), Nay
Levin (D-MI), Nay
McCaskill (D-MO), Nay
Menendez (D-NJ), Nay
Merkley (D-OR), Nay
Mikulski (D-MD), Nay
Murphy (D-CT), Nay
Murray (D-WA), Nay
Nelson (D-FL), Nay
Reed (D-RI), Nay
Reid (D-NV), Nay
Rockefeller (D-WV), Nay
Sanders (I-VT), Nay
Schatz (D-HI), Nay
Schumer (D-NY), Nay
Shaheen (D-NH), Nay
Stabenow (D-MI), Nay
Udall (D-CO), Nay
Udall (D-NM), Nay
Warner (D-VA), Nay
Warren (D-MA), Nay
Whitehouse (D-RI), Nay
Wyden (D-OR), Nay

Didn’t there used to be a death penalty for treason?