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Biden, Gear, Products, The Usual

Lyin’ Biden*

Get your cannons here:

President Biden also called one of America’s most popular handguns a “weapon of war” last week while speaking about gun control in New York City. “You know, futures cut short by a man with a stolen Glock with 40 rounds,” Biden said in reference to the two New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers who were recently gunned down in Harlem. “A magazine with 40 rounds. It’s really a weapon of war.”

First, clearly it’s NOT a weapon of war, so he’s still lying, and second, the Second Amendment ain’t about duck hunting. It’s about weapons of war.

Meanwhile, President Biden says he has “no idea” why Americans are concerned about his mental fitness. That one I believe.

*We will not attempt to post all of President Biden’s false statements, since there are apparently not enough electrons in existence to do that online. And note that it’s not so much that the left is so ignorant of facts and history, but that they think you are.

You want lies with that?


U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez has ordered the Air Force to pay $230 million to the families of the victims (26 dead and 22 wounded) of the 2017 mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, after originally finding that the Air Force failed to notify the FBI six times of the killer’s identity and disqualifying convictions – including four times when it should’ve submitted his fingerprints. Back in July, Judge Rodriguez ruled that the federal government was 60% responsible for the shooing, while the killer was 40% responsible.

No, the Air Force is not mostly responsible for the event, no matter what the judge says. Who would have assumed that 60% responsibility had the criminal simply burglarized a home or store and stolen the gun?

In apparent anticipation of a loss in the case NYSRPA v. Bruen, which is a challenge to the state’s denial of carry permits for the purpose of self-defense, the NYPD is looking to hire 73 new part-time investigators whose job includes doing background checks for handgun licenses.



Never mind planes; It is my opinion that one should always wear or have within reach footwear which will protect your feet from broken glass/debris/sharp objects, liquids, snow and ice (where appropriate) average fires, pavement including hot asphalt, escalators and fire escapes, etc., not to mention facilitating running and climbing. And while we’re at it, no polyester/nylon/plastic crap on aircraft, period. Style can definitely get you killed. I understand you want to wear nice but useless shoes to a wedding or to church. But you should then have a real pair in your purse, and forget about those open-toed high heels, etc. as daily wear.

Constitutional Carry

For those wringing their hands and whining about blood in the streets whenever constitutional carry (legal carry with no government permission slip), here’s the very short answer.


Uber has a policy banning gun carry by its drivers and passengers in order for everyone to “feel” safe. The policy says nothing about “being” safe. We just heard from an Uber driver that he doesn’t know of any Uber driver who does not carry.

Failed presidential candidate Francis Beto O’Rourke, infamous for saying “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,” to the law-abiding American public during his presidential campaign, now says he does not want to take Texans’ AR-15s. The Dummocrat currently running for Texas governor apparently figured out what state he’s in and said he does not want to force Texans to turn in their guns. “I’m not interested in taking anything from anyone. What I want to make sure that we do is defend the Second Amendment,” O’Rourke told supporters during a campaign stop in Tyler, Texas on Tuesday. What a lying sack of bovine biscuits!

More liars

The DHS says that dropping COVID restrictions may cause massacres.

Department of Idiocy

Actual headline: “WA Senate OKs ban on sales of high-capacity gun ammunition

I suggest that “The Edwardsville Intelligencer” should change its name. Quickly.

GFZ follow up

Last week we reported a shooting on a “gun free” Greyhound bus in California. Now we hear that riders who spoke with the media at the Sacramento Greyhound bus stop Friday night wondered why bag checks and passenger screenings are not part of the normal boarding process to get onto Greyhound buses.

The Only Ones

Guns in schools? Richfield [MN] police and other first responders went to the wrong school when responding to the fatal shooting of a student last week. That’s why you might want armed school staff.

Jacksonville [FL] Sheriff’s Department SWAT Officer Nicholas Gifford was terminated by the Sheriff’s Office in October after he admitted drinking a fifth of vodka just hours before driving his police car to the city’s gun range for firearms training with a blood alcohol level four times the legal limit for DUI. But the city’s Civil Service Board ordered the Sheriff’s Office to reinstate him, saying the firing was “manifestly unjust.”

An unidentified female Hemmingway [SC] police officer who pursued an allegedly unarmed stop-sign-running suspect in a multi-county car chase and then fatally shot him after he crashed, has been arrested. We have no other details but presume the arrest was for killing the man. Interestingly, our report indicates that the Hemingway Police Department was established July 2021, and at the time, the department had three officers, including the chief.

An unidentified Columbus [GA] police officer has been placed on administrative leave after shooting multiple innocent people while firing at an alleged car thief. GBI is investigating.

About flashlights


Tom Gresham tells us he’s skeptical about whether the new Expansion Industries primer factory in Texas will actually produce and ship primers. He also thinks that Hornady is producing its own primers, but only for its own ammo. I’m not so skeptical, since there is clearly a significant market for more primers, however I’m not privy to the economic analysis of the situation, which is where the actual answer lies.

Go(ex) back to Black

Estes Energetics has acquired the assets of the Goex brand from the Hodgdon Powder Company, including the only remaining commercial scale black powder factory in the U.S. A sister company of the famed model rocket brand, Estes Energetics plans to restart production of black powder at the Goex plant in Minden, Louisiana. Estes had previously used Goex products in its rockets. So I guess it IS rocket science.

New SAAMI cartridges

SAAMI has announced the acceptance of three new rifle cartridges for SAAMI standardization:

  • 6mm GT – The 6mm GT was introduced by Hornady Manufacturing Co. with a 109-grain bullet at 2,910 fps and 62,000 psi.
  • 6.8 True Velocity Composite – The 6.8 TVC was introduced by True Velocity Ammunition, LLC with a 150-grain bullet at 2,700 fps and 65,000 psi. This is SAAMI’s first composite cased round.
  • 338 Weatherby Rebated Precision Magnum – The 338 WBY RPM was introduced by Weatherby, Inc., with a 225-grain bullet at 2,800 fps and 65,000 psi.

Blast from the past

I have a Browning reproduction of this gun and it is sweet. But interestingly, I also have a 20 gauge (3″) autoloader that is lighter than the Model 42.


Some Mississippi State Parks are now offering “complete” campsites. With tents.



Guns.com has a bunch of ex-police S&W K-frame revolvers for sale. $400-500

We have a report that Palmetto State Armory is going to produce M1 Garands. Now if someone would make M1As in .30-06.

We teased this a while back, but now have more info on Norma’s new 1,706 fps Eco Speed and Eco Power .22 LR cartridges. Both feature a 24 grain copper plated zinc bullet, a nickel-plated brass case, and completely lead-free primers. Eco Power-22 uses a hollowpoint fragmenting bullet.

I don’t believe we have mentioned before that Walther is discontinuing the PPQ and offering the PDP pistols as a replacement line.

Federal Ammunition has announced a new Punch Personal Defense load in .44 Special with a 180-grain JHP. Advertised to work well in both revolvers and carbines, we have no word on how it performs from a snubnose revolver. We also have no velocity spec. $36 per box of 20.

Federal is also expanding its HammerDown line to include bonded-jacket softpoint levergun loads in .45 Colt (250 gr.), .35 Remington (220 gr. and .444 Marlin (270 gr.). Interestingly, Federal chamfered the front face of the case rim on all the nickel-plated cases to remove any sharp edges to increase reliability of feeding in levergun systems. No ballistics given.

Winchester is expanding its line of AA Diamond Grade shotshells to include 20 gauge, with 8% antimony copper plated shot, and nickel plated “brass” heads. No load data available yet.

Crimson Trace’s new RIG is an angled foregrip and integrated weapon light for AR rifles and pistols. Looks handy.

Hornady’s RAPiD Night Guard Safe pistol box does a fine impression of being a simple alarm clock. They should probably add some radio controls to make it look like a clock radio. $334.

SilencerCo’s ambidextrous Gas Defeating Charging Handle (GDCH) creates a seal between the rear upper and lower receiver of an AR-15 rifle, blocking direct gas leakage toward the shooter’s face. The GDCH is machined from 7075 aluminum with a Type III hardcoat anodized finish and has an O-ring gasket underneath the rear of the charging handle to seal off any gas. The only problem is that it sells for over $100, which is a mighty steep price to add to a $600 rifle.


“If age imparted wisdom, there wouldn’t be any old fools.” – Claudia Young

“I’m not in favor of abolishing the government. I just want to shrink it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.” – Grover Norquist

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