Thursday, June 30, 2022
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
At the battle of Iwo Jima, then Corporal Williams advanced, alone and supported by only 4 riflemen, on enemy positions time & time again and wiped out several machine gun emplacements with a flamethrower returning to his own lines only to resupply with fresh flamethrowers and ordnance. More about him here:
Friday, June 24, 2022
Got myself a new Glock 19 GEN3 recently (making it my third current one) and an HK VP9SK as well. The Glock came with two 10 round magazines (but I have many more 15 round mags) and the HK with two 10 round and two 13 round magazines.
As you can tell, I like Glocks, I also currently own a 26 and have owned a 17, 21 and two 30s in the past as well as two other Glock 19s but they were GEN5s (and I think avoiding them is the way to go with GEN5 model 19s, just my opinion). The first 20 shots with the Glock were a bit of a surprise because they were all at 15 yards and frankly I expected the group to be larger.
What did not surprise me was that they grouped a bit to the left. Every Glock I have fired does that when I shoot it no matter how I hold it or position my trigger finger; well, that is everyone but for a single exception. That one was spot on center target as I recall and happily it is one of the Glock 19 GEN3 pistols that I still own.
As for the HK, allow me to quote the guys of Monty Python's Flying Circus: "And now for something completely different". Truth be told, no it's not really completely different but it is quite different in one mechanical regard than any other pistol I've ever fired and that is its safety levers. It also is somewhat different in another mechanical regard - the trigger pull and finally it was different than any other of the brands of guns I have ever owned. As for the brand, I don't recall ever owning an HK before now; so that is something completely new I guess.
I was issued an HK MP5 when with the U.S. Customs Service Office Of Investigations. I also qualified with one when I was a Border Patrol Agent. I liked those MP5s so much that when given the opportunity to become an MP5 instructor, in addition to my other firearms instructor duties, I jumped at it. So maybe it should be no surprise that I at least kind of, sort of, almost completely liked the HK VP9SK or that I fired well with it. It really is a nice shooter in as much as how well it shoots. It is a fairly compact one too. There were though two things - one minor and one major - that I did not like about it.
The minor issue was that the trigger had a surprising amount of travel followed by a bit of creep before it went bang. Nothing terrible not even really bad, just something I would have to adjust to if I would have decided to keep it as a carry gun. Yes I said if I would have! I decided I will not keep it - not as a carry gun nor as a safe queen (are we still allowed to use the word queen or does that offend the LGBTQIA world)!
The reason for me not expecting to keep it is the location of the magazine releases & the movement needed to release either. The mag release is ambidextrous, a lever (not button) on the outside of each rear bottom of the trigger guard and more or less run parallel to the edge of the outside trigger guard on their respective side. It needed to be pushed down, not in (there is nowhere to go pushing in) to release the mag. I found it very difficult to hit the mag release and actually get it to release the mag with one hand (one handed is as I would do it on most other semi-automatic pistols I own - certainly on every primary self-defense semi-auto pistol I own). I found the most efficient way for me to release the mag was by using the thumb of my off hand to do so. The thing is, that means two hands on the gun while unloading instead of one on the gun and the other already grabbing a fresh mag with which to reload. That means time wasted and if in a gun fight a split second lost might make you the loser.
I know a few tricks to easily unload a pistol one handed when it's a model on which it is tricky to reach the mag release. None worked with this mag release. Sure, I mean could do it but not efficiently and timely AND I almost dropped the pistol two or three times when getting it done. I don't think I need to carry what I consider an unwieldy pistol with a design error (my opinion) like that. I know of one other shooter who has one and says he likes it. Then again, I know someone else who owned one and shot it and said he had to use his index finger to release it (not sure if he meant strong hand or weak hand).
The gun fit well in my hand, most do, but it comes with grip panels for those who may think otherwise for themselves. The sights were great - a three dot system, big and white. I don't know about takedown and assembly as I have not taken it apart yet to clean it. No big hurry since I am not about to carry it but cleaning it will get one this weekend regardless.
I've got to say, if not for mag release
issue, I could live with the trigger creep. I loved the group I fired with it
albeit at only 3 and 7 (Edited to add: that crossed out bit was wrong - one mag of 13 rounds was fired at 15 yards
I have been firing guns with
the mag release in the more or less same spot for many years now, actually for
decades. In the heat of a self-defense situation where I'd need to drop an
empty mag and reload I don't need to do it with two hands, the thumb of my off hand and other hand on the grip (one
hand might have been wounded then what result). I am so used to doing
differently than the way it need be done (by me anyway) with the HK, yet doing it a different way than the HK with all
my other self-defense pistols I have ever carried - I am pretty certain that could be seriously problematic. Almost sure - that when
the pucker factor gives out and I am running on sweat, adrenaline and prior
training - I am going to push for the mag release where it would have been on
any of those other guns than the HK before I realize - oh shit it’s on
the bottom rear of the trigger guard and is a lever requiring a downward movement. I think that could get me killed, so no HK VP9SK as my self-defense pistol. That's too bad, it cost me a goodly amount and as I said is a nice shooter. I hope I can sell
it for the same I paid but that is always iffy. In today's market though, my guess is
I will get at least very close to what I shelled out on it.
Oh well, until they ban them all there will always be another one to try out. I for one will be voting for Trump in 2024 should he run again and I certainly hope he does so and continues his support of the 2nd Amendment, of all our other actual Constitutional rights, of our economy, of foreign affairs and of our great nation.
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Saturday, June 18, 2022
...or at least the arses of his military men and allies in the American Revolution, aka: The War Of Independence. So you can imagine how bewildered was I when I was looking at a revolver on Gunbroker.com when I saw the condition of it was rated by the King's Firearms Condition Standards.
I do not recall seeing them in a lifetime of shooting until to'day. Here they are in case you are wondering:
The King's Firearms Condition Standards For Modern Firearms
Grade 10 : New in box, a grading of 10 means the firearm is as it came from the factory with all the factory paperwork ect included. Not used.
Grade 9 : LNIB, a grading of 9 means the firearm is used but appear to be in a new in box condition. Will not show wear. Possibly will have a few rounds through the firearm.
Grade 8 : Very good to excellent, a grading of 8 means the firearm will show some very minor wear and/or scratches to the finish.
Grade 7 : Good to very good, a grading of 7 means the firearm will show light to mild wear and/or scratches. Will be in good mechanical condition.
Grade 6 : Good, a grading of 6 means the firearm appears to be in good functional condition but will show mild wear and/or scratches. This wear may include holster wear and/or light to mild surface rust.
Grade 5 : Fair, a grading of 5 means the firearm appears to be in functional condition but will show mild to heavy wear and/or scratches. This wear may include holster wear and/or light to mild pitting. This may also include frame modification and/or polished slides ect.
Grade 4 : As is, a grading of 4 means the firearm will cock and dry fire but no actual guarantee of actual function. Finish condition will vary from fair to good.
Grade 3 : Poor, a grading of 3 means the firearm will cock and dry fire but will show heavy wear, deep gouges and/or heavy pitting. Also, may include broken stocks and or missing parts.
Grade 2 : Parts, a grading of 2 means the firearm(s) is not in a functional condition and will need parts and repair to fix. Finish of a grade 2 will vary from fair to good.
Grade 1 : Parts, a grading of 1 means the firearm(s) is not in a functional condition and may or may not be repairable.
Nice standards but I look at them this way, if by King's they mean they are in some way, shape or form related to the king of England (I know there is no current king) - they are as useless as trash to me. I do not bow down before, honor or follow any rules set by or even merely named for a monarch. Of course, they could be named after some guy named Ichabod King for all I know; so if anyone knows where and how they originated, clue me in please.
Friday, June 17, 2022
|I gladly would have been her Jonathan Harker!|
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
I think they would have fared better had they brought their own full canteens and instead said:
You got to hand it to the police this time around. They responded within a couple minutes to a summer camp from which they had received a call about an active shooter and they quickly terminated the threat with extreme prejudice (nothing racial implied although I am sure the sacks of shit at BLM will say otherwise because the shooter was black).
There are other good guys, other than the police that is. One of them took immediate action, of an unknown type at the time I write this, to confront the shooter prior to police arriving. As he confronted the alleged bad guy, other camp staff immediately moved the children to safety behind locked doors. Meanwhile, the alleged shooter reportedly fired at least one shot inside the camp.
When the cops got there - reportedly within only 2 minutes of receiving a 911 call, they immediately entered, sought out the shooter, found the shooter in the gym reportedly where children were present and engaged & shot him. The alleged shooter wound up dying later at a local hospital. More at the source.
That last fact brought joy to my heart, not so much because the guy was terminated but that the apparent dirtbag will never again be able to try to do what he wanted to do today. All I could think of was this:
This past Monday, there were heroes who did the right thing and saved not only the day but it seems many children's lives as well. If you cannot be joyous about that and if you cannot see why citizens need to take action and why good law enforcement is a necessity, then there is something sadly wrong with you.
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Monday, June 13, 2022
Saturday, June 11, 2022
|I still cannot believe this was the best the dems thought they had to offer America! He is absolutely nothing more than a pure POS leftist anti-American scumbag.|
truly do not know what is happening to the youth of the USA except to
say that the twisted minds of academic libturdia are like a plague upon them.
Damn, if my hips were not in such bad shape and if I did not look like a
decrepit beached whale, I'd don Speedos and apply for the job myself!
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
...Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh! If you do not know what I am talking about go to the source.
One has to remember that Schumer said this in 2020.
Why Schumer was not arrested, charged with and found guilty of sedition or at least of making terroristic threats is beyond me.
All the best,
Monday, June 6, 2022
The victims all were shot, one shot to each victims head, shot as in with a firearm. If that was not bad enough, it has been alleged that the suspected killer then took a selfie of himself, while at the crime scene, while wearing sunglasses that had belonged to one of the victims. Regardless of the heinous crime, there evidently is still no outcry from leftist polticians, the commie loving media or other liberals to ban guns because of it. I wonder why not.
Saturday, June 4, 2022
Friday, June 3, 2022