Monday, March 12, 2012

The Arsenal Firearms AF2011-A1, This Pistol Could Turn Me Into A .45 Guy

Wow, I have to say, this pistol looks like fun. The sad thing is it is probably only affordable by spoiled rich folks and guys like me will never have a chance to own and shoot one.

It sure can get the lead downrange.

All the best,
Glenn B

The Outrage Over Afghanistan Shootings - Hypocritical To Say The Least

So, a U.S. soldier goes out and in an apparent berserk rage, he shoots 14 or 16 civilians (video), over half of them woman and children. He did so, reportedly, under cover of night, as they slept. He is, in my view, undoubtedly a coward, possibly a heinous criminal and or also possibly a friggin psycho (if he is a psycho he may not necessarily be a criminal but you can just about bet he will b e convicted because he apparently has been convicted by some in the Obama Administration already). Heck, I may have convicted him myself at least for being a coward at any rate but then again if he was a psycho maybe he was not cowardly, just deranged. I will though, as I would for anyone, give him his day in court and believe him innocent until proven guilty even under military rule.

What gets me about this whole incident is the response of politicians and their stooges; how so many are coming out an calling it such things as: heartbreaking (Obama), a calamity, terrible and awful (H. Clinton), an act of terrorism, a crime, inexcusable and unforgivable (reportedly the stooge who heads the Afghan government said that), an outrage and on and on. Yet, those same people were never once reported to have said the same things about the killings of U.S. Servicemen after the accidental burning of those bogus religious books at the U.S. military base recently. I never heard President Obama once say he was outraged at the killings of U.S. military personnel by Afghan forces although I did hear him apologize big time to the Afghan and Muslim world for an accidental burning of mere pieces of paper. I also Hillary Clinton sounding as if she was totally gobstruck and aghast over the shootings of Afghan civilians but I sure do not remember her saying how terrible it was that our servicemen were being killed by our Afghan allies over said accidental book burning. It upsets me to know that the leader we put in  charge of Afghanistan is an asshole about this latest situation but it absolutely galls me no end that our Secretary of State and our President are two of the biggest spineless apologists on the face of the earth. No matter what happens, if our people are the ones doing the killing or the ones getting killed, it seems our government's current administration is kissing Islamic ass over in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Sure, this shooting incident was a terrible thing, it truly was an outrage, it deserves to be given more attention than apologies and it is possibly inexcusable unless the guy is totally bonkers. It was reported on Fox TV News, earlier this evening, that the suspected shooter was reported to have had a traumatic brain injury from one of his 3 tours in Iraq but was found by military medical personnel to be fit for duty. Then he was sent to Afghanistan for his first tour there (but 4th tour in a combat zone altogether). Now, if the man was crazy, because of a brain injury, do you think that maybe his actions were possibly excusable on medical and psychiatric grounds? I think so but Karzai apparently does not agree and he is calling for a total U.S. pullout from Afghanistan immediately. His buddies, you know them as the Taliban (although President Obama used to pronounce it the Tally-Bahn) agree with him and are also calling for death to Americans. They are the terrorists responsible for shielding al-Qaeda and for enslaving the population of Afghanistan prior to us invading and saving the Afghans from them. They are the scum of the earth and of course they want us out of Afghanistan and want to retaliate against Americans around the world (or so I also heard that last reported on the evening news tonight). It simply amazes me how friggin hypocritical are these people who chop off heads of non-believers who oppose them and who stone rape victims to death if raped by devious and horrible perverted men. Of course, the men do not get punishment nearly as bad if punished at all.

You know, if I was Supreme Ruler, I would let them have what they want regarding our immediate pullout. Every U.S. troop would be out of there by the end of the month BUT every bit of U.S. Aide would disappear along with the troops. Let the Taliban have that sand trap back, let the people there get pillaged and plundered by the Taliban. Let's just leave it at that.

Let me get back to the shooting. If the U.S. soldier is found guilty, I think hanging would be too good for him. I don't give much of a rat's arse about the woman, funny how the Taliban is all concerned about women suddenly, but the guy killed young children. I heard one child was around 2 years old. About the only thing I could see that would excuse his behavior would be mental illness, severe mental illness. Something tells me though he will be found fit for trial, he will stand trial, will be found guilty and will go to jail for life. How else would the Obama Administration handle it, even if the suspect was crazy as a loon.

All the best,
Glenn B

AK-47 Repair Update

On February 15, I dropped my Romanian WASR AK-47 off at an FFL dealer for transfer to Century Arms for examination and possible repair. The darned thing had been firing in semi-auto and in burst fire and or full auto. I hoped they would find the problem and repair it free of charge even though I bought it last Spring and only notified them of the problem last month. After calling them they said 'send it in through and FFL dealer licensee'. I called them about a week or so ago and they told me they had it and it would not be before about March 21 before they got it sent back to me. I had a nice surprise today when the FFL licensee, Volko Supply of Garden City Park, NY, called me to say they had received it back and I could pick it up. I picked it up from them this afternoon and have to give them a hat tip for being pleasant to deal with and for getting their part of the job, the FFL transfer and arranging shipping with UPS, done right and at a reasonable FFL transfer fee. Very nice people, I dealt mainly with Victor!

It seems that at Century Arms, they did some repairs to my AK and luckily the repairs were free of charge. I guess they handled it as a warranty repair. According to a sheet in the box with the AK, they changed the trigger, the sear and the gas piston too. What seemed significant to me about the things they changed, other than that the trigger and sear were probably causing it to go into burst and auto fire mode, was that they changed components from two very different areas of the rifle. In other words, it seems they did not go to only the most likely culprit as the cause of the malfunction (the trigger group), find a problem there, fix that and then assume all else was okay. They evidently checked out the rest of the rifle before sending it back and found what I am guessing was another unrelated problem and fixed it too. Thus, they checked the gas piston and replaced it for whatever reason. I do not think that if the trigger and sear were the problem that the gas piston also would have been involved in that same problem (but then again I am no gunschmid). When I think of it,  I do not recall that there was anything that appeared wrong with the gas piston when I cleaned the AK awile back. If if there was something wrong - well, I am glad they apparently took the extra time and effort to check out the whole gun and repair or replace whatever needed fixing or replacement. That was a nice touch. After that, they test fired it by running 30 rounds through it. They also, according to the info sheet, cleaned it and polished it among other things.

I have not had the chance to take it to the range. That may be awhile but I am hoping to get the chance this weekend. I guess a range trip or three with it should indicate if the problem has been solved.

I am pretty impressed that it took less than a month for the total turnaround from the day I sent it out until picking it up today. In all that was the better part of 27 days total but only 18 days if you exclude weekends and the one holiday that fell in that time frame. Take off shipping time, at least a day or two each way, and that makes it either 14 or 16 days. That really is not too shabby considering that they thought they would only get it back to me around March 21st.  If they got it fixed properly then I will definitely have to give the folks at Century Arms a call to thank them not only for fixing it but for getting it done pretty quickly too.

All he best,
Glenn B

Don't Fuck With The Catholics

Read this: I certainly could  not say it any better. I, for one, hope the Catholic Church will cling to its guns and bibles, so to speak, over the issue of what is funded under health care insurance that they or their hospitals and other medical facilities must provide, to their employees, under Obama, the demoncrat, has me reconsidering whether or not I should become a practicing Catholic again and he certainly has me leaning in that direction. If nothing else, I will surely support their cause, and the cause of other religions, in this debate because I am sick and tired of the absolute disregard for the Constitution that this administration has shown and continues to show.

All the best,
Glenn B