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Archive for October 2012

Giants win! Idiots celebrate by rioting in San Francisco

Yes, let’s celebrate a victory by overturning vehicles and setting fire to buses and the like.

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Written by Ry Jones

29 October 2012 at 12:12

The very best part of the Title II game

is the wait. Nothing like spending money for something that you might not see for the better part of a year – if all goes well. I ended up following my own advice and got something ready for a Form 3 instead of what I wanted; it would have been nice to have a can that worked on the mounts I already have, but you can’t always get what you want. One thing that was interesting is that I’ve bought all of my other Title II stuff at retail (essentially); using a local non-retail SOT, I got the can (with sales tax) for several hundred dollars under MSRP. Hurrah!

This also gives me a forcing function to pick up a major caliber rifle. Right now, I have a caliber gap between 223 and 50BMG; obviously, I got this can because it supports 300WM, so that’s the caliber I’ll be getting. I should have done this a while ago, but I ended up spending that money on a pickup truck I no longer want or need. I’m torn between selling it and keeping it; too small for me, but has actual 4WD and a locking rear diff. Maybe I should build it out as a technical in order to decrease the already pathetic gas mileage.

Written by Ry Jones

27 October 2012 at 15:07

Posted in Shooting Stuff

I predict the end of the Fort Worth ride-along program

Cop with ride-along citizen respond to burglary-in-progress. Cop covers getaway vehicle, citizen jumps out and chases burglar. Other citizen sees what he thinks is a cop in danger, opens fire.

Really makes me re-evaluate not moving to Texas a couple years ago.

Written by Ry Jones

25 October 2012 at 22:54

Posted in Heroes

Don’t try to pull anything at this 7-11

Written by Ry Jones

19 October 2012 at 20:31

New underwear to the boom, please

Video gets scary around 0:35 to 0:45. Nothing to watch after that; before that, you get to see an AWACS nearly take out a tanker.

Written by Ry Jones

19 October 2012 at 20:26

$70,000 judgement against Lancaster Arms

To the surprise of exactly nobody in the AK47 market, Lancaster Arms was hit with another judgement; this time, for $70,000. I will use my internet funball and predict exactly $0 of this settlement will be paid, he’ll open shop under another name, and the cycle will begin again.

Written by Ry Jones

18 October 2012 at 9:58

Faked home invasion ends in teenager getting shot

Written by Ry Jones

15 October 2012 at 13:13

Will an AK run on black powder?

Written by Ry Jones

12 October 2012 at 15:36

Posted in Shooting Stuff

What 16 grand will buy you

About 16 for the base platform, then you need to attach a camera to it – the camera is probably as much, again. I very much want a helicopterish camera platform with the speed and endurance of this one.

Written by Ry Jones

9 October 2012 at 19:50

Posted in Photography

Anyone know what happened to McGowen Gunsmithing?

ATF raid, apparently. No details on webpage. The non-paywalled segment of the article on the raid says:

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted a late-night “enforcement operation” Thursday at the home of Harry McGowen, of rural St. Anne.

The address, 5961 Spruce Lane in the Hieland Road area, is also listed as the office of McGowen Rifle Barrels.

The Chicago office ATF information officer Thomas Ahearn reported Friday that “we cannot disclose any particulars, but I can say that there is an ongoing investigation.”

Written by Ry Jones

6 October 2012 at 12:54

Posted in Shooting Stuff


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