Thursday, April 24, 2014

Periodic maintenance on a 5.45x39mm AR-15

Well, this is sort of pointless after the truly pointless ban on surplus 5.45 ammo but I neglected to put this in my definitive article on the 5.45x39mm AR-15 so here goes.

Every 2,000 rounds or so, you need to remove the flash hider or muzzle brake  on your 5.45 AR-15.  Use a 19mm wrench and steady pressure.  Then put it forward end down and take a look.

That's not supposed to be there!  Light tapping with nearly any tool will show you that is indeed built up carbon.  Do note that I've never seen this actually cause a problem in 27k rounds.  I assume the rounds exiting the flash hider self regulate the carbon wall from obstructing the bore but might as well spend 10 minutes chipping this away and then soaking in my favorite penetrating oil and repeating the chipping process.  You don't have to get it perfect; just knock out most of the wall of carbon with a flat tip screwdriver or any other tool you have laying around.

Gratuitous pics!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Navy Captain awarded Silver Star in absentia

***Disclaimer***  This is satire aimed on shining the light on the demonization in the media of military veterans and the patent absurdity of naming a US Navy ship after a mass shooting victim who's never served in the US military over one of the literally dozens of fallen heroes from the last decade.  The slap to the face to these fallen heroes by the US Navy cannot be overstated.  For more information on Extortion 17, look at this book that was in part written by the father of one of the fallen SEALs.  Please feel free to email Chris Adams regarding the McClatchy PTSD article and tell him what you think of his map.  Kathleen Belew may be reached here if you have thoughts on her insinuations regarding veterans being or becoming white supremacists.

  In a daring daytime operation, apparent domestic terrorists have lured US Navy Capt. Joseph Tuite, Supervisor of Shipbuilding (SUPSHIP) Gulf Coast into a local Denny's where they are holding him hostage with unlimited coffee refills and complimentary Moons over My Hammy.  Captain Tuite is a mission critical asset to the official keel laying ceremony for the USS Gabrielle Giffords.  Reacting swiftly, the Obama administration awarded the now POW Captain Tuite with the Silver Star, the POW medal, and announced that Vice President Biden is ready to negotiate for the Captain's release.

  Mystified Navy public relations officers could be seen puzzling over the ransom note which made cryptic references to the "Fallen Heroes of Extortion 17" , "Ryan Job," and a "Christopher S. Kyle" being "more worthy" of a US Navy vessel's name.

  The baffled public relations officers reached out to the civilian press for help identifying the sinister kidnappers whose ransom note was attached to the keel via a trident.  So far, the hypothesis is that veterans who are now white supremacists launched a raid from a notorious hotbed of crazed PTSD afflicted combat veterans known as "Little Creek."

  Support from celebrities has been overwhelming as Piers Morgan (@PiersMorgan) and Michael Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) announced a campaign "for common sense gun laws to free every town of armed veterans."

  The NRA; a "grass roots organization of armed veterans and white supremacists," had no comment at press time and neither did the vessel's namesake.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Know how I know you open carry?

Springfield XD?  Eh.....not the best of choices but OK.  SERPA holster?  Shit choice, crap holster.

XD + SERPA = Open Carry, 90% certainty.  So many open carry guys carry this lower tier crap gear and guess what?  They don't shoot enough to see why it sucks and therefore, it is good enough for their usage which mainly entails shopping and eating fast food whilst sporting their crap gear.  Don't believe me?  Peruse

Also, just because the USMC adopted the SERPA, doesn't mean it's good.  See the MOLLE pack fiasco or watch this video from SouthNarc's training.

Seriously, if you MUST open carry with a retention holster, get a Safariland ALS.  If you are happy with the SERPA/XD combo. remember this Biblical verse:

Boobolitz 4:13 - yea verily, the shepherd of the sheep shalt go forth into the flock of the Lord, and thy shalt wearith thine Croatian divining rod of retribution upon thine body within the shell of holy kydex. Though the evils of the world, the neckbeards of Satan congregate at Walmart, the sons the Lord need not fear, as they shall be sheltered by the holy sheepdog. I say verily unto you, woof.

Below I have thrown together a quick list of trainers and organizations that recommend against or have disallowed the SERPA holster:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The smoking solar powered gun behind the Bundy Ranch situation?

I'm sure you've heard all about how there was a "failed" or defunct solar power deal in line for the BLM land that is currently in the subject of dispute between the federal government and the Bundy Ranch.  One line of thought takes the approach that Harry Reid has some sort of solar power deal lined up with the Chinese.  At first, I believed that this was a red herring because of this article.......

Then, this was brought to my attention.  I'll quote directly from the now disappeared announcement at  Read carefully.

  • Non-Governmental Organizations have expressed concern that the regional mitigation strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone utilizes Gold Butte as the location for offsite mitigation for impacts from solar development, and that those restoration activities are not durable with the presence of trespass cattle.

I'm sure you would like to see the original's been disappeared from

Is Cliven Bundy's real problem that he's not Bechtel?  Follow the money, folks.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Las Vegas Metro cop fantasizing about shooting a citizen

Officer Russell Laws of TacOne Consulting likes Facebook.  He also likes thinking about killing citizens, specifically the citizens that showed up to support Cliven Bundy and he doesn't mind telling the world that via public webpage.  I saw the below transpire in real time on the evil Book of Faces and then contacted author JL Bourne about permission to relate what had happened.  Happily, he saved the below screenshot.

If you disagree with what you see below, make your voice heard.  Is this the kind of policeman you want in your community?  Funny how this cop is from the department notorious for killing citizens.  Odd, that.