Wednesday, April 25, 2012

For those who enjoyed the Costa post

 There is a forum for you  Sure, most of the post center on making fun of other members and moderators but  this thread on Ludus is what you're looking for if you agree with my sentiments on Costa's Kool-Aid and you have a thick skin.

  Those simply looking for a place to make really bad jokes might be best served with our dead hooker disposal thread.

  Don't complain to me if the place is too raucous for you.  I don't own it and I'm pretty sure no one runs it.  It's a libertarian gun nut sort of place and there's actually a bit of firearms industry representation.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New York Times article on concealed carry clothing

Here.  Surprisingly sneering free but some of the comments are maddening......

Friday, April 20, 2012

Chris Costa cult of personality

  I would call this hero worship but damn.....seems like he's buying into this with the whole signed poster that clearly shows self identification with a Spartan warrior or hoplite?  I want to say this is a tongue in cheek sort of deal but the signature on the poster has me thinking otherwise.'s not like the firearms training community isn't buying into this weird cult.  I mean, look at those grown men taking pictures of him.  I thought this was actually just a tongue in cheek joke but now I'm detecting Jonestown-ish tinges.....

  Anyway, leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth.  I haven't trained with Costa, probably won't ever after this post (my brother did train Costa and Haley on our family ranch in long range shooting) but at some point, idolization must feel silly, right?  I mean; one would hope that you would be honest enough with yourself to stop this silly hero worship.

  I hope I'm wrong about my gut feeling on this one.  Meanwhile, Failure2Stop continues to train folks in carbine and handgun shooting with nothing but a Bronze Star awarded for combat heroics and years spent teaching two nation's armed forces.  Yeah, I know, right?  No doll, no signature rifle, $3500 1911, no signed posters.  Clearly not in the same league as Costa.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

On 1911s, Force Recon, and behind the scenes

True story: I toured the Force Recon armory at Camp Los Flores on Pendleton around 2000. As a young grunt Corporal, I was in awe of the Barretts, 1911s, shelved MP5s (Force sucked and HK hated them). I looked at a pile of waiting-for-repair 1911s (literally a pile) in awe and said to the harried looking Force armorer "must be an armorer's dream."

His reply was "more like an armorer's nightmare."

So, ponder parts replacement on a hand fitted weapon in the field.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Savage won't produce newest uber awesomecaliber

300 AAC Blackout Chambering Cancelled:

Some time ago, Savage announced it would be chambering the Model 10 Precision Carbine in 300 AAC Blackout. Since that time, we have tested many variants of this cartridge in various barrel lengths and rates of twist. This exhaustive testing left us quite unsatisfied with the accuracy we were able to get from the subsonic loads in this chambering. Accuracy with the lighter, faster loads in this caliber was actually quite good. But we believe the real value in this cartridge lies in the use of subsonic loads for suppressed rifles. Therefore we have decided to scrap the project.

It is our understanding that pushing these heavy, slow bullets presents challenges not found in typical loadings and that our experience is not unique. Subsequently, many in the industry have simply adopted a lower standard for accuracy for these subsonic loads. While this does seem reasonable and we don't criticize any in our industry that have taken this approach, it just won't work for Savage.

Our brand was built on accuracy and we are too protective of our reputation for building the most accurate factory rifles available. We would rather walk away from this opportunity than sell a product that requires an explanation.

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm "Shield" single stack

  Thanks to the guy who emailed me this.  Yes, this is all I know.