The previous years events have been pretty successful. If you're nearby and can make it, show up with your guns and walk proudly with other Patriots.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
It's time for the annual 2nd Amendment 4th of July Rally's and March in Westcliffe, Colorado.
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead of apparent natural causes Saturday on a luxury resort in West Texas, federal officials said. Scalia, 79, was a guest at the Cibolo Creek Ranch, a resort in the Big Bend region south of Marfa. According to a report, Scalia arrived at the ranch on Friday and attended a private party with about 40 people. When he did not appear for breakfast, a person associated with the ranch went to his room and found a body. more here
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper thinks it's against the law to refuse Syrian "Refugees" into the state. In a radio interview, he stated “If I turn refugees away, that’s breaking the (federal) law,” Hickenlooper said. “We operate by rule of law,” he added just moments later. (source)
In the same radio interview he later says, "The personal security of the, of the people of Colorado was always going to be our first concern."
He didn't officially make his plan to let in these 'refugees' know to the people of Colorado but we heard about it. On his official FaceBook page, people voiced their opinions and anger over it.
There's also a petition (not sure how much good that will do) for "Colorado Says NO To Syrian Refugees" Obviously the Governor is in someone's back pocket. When the next Paris-style attacks happen on US Soil and in Colorado, what's his excuse going to be?
Thursday, October 8, 2015
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On a related note, after 16 years of marriage, I was finally able to convince my wife to go shooting with me last month. I'll tell you about it in a future post.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
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So we have a high speed pursuit, at times exceeding 100 mph onto oncoming traffic on the interstate, that ends with the driver 'allegedly' being shot by a Sheriff's Office "Sharpshooter" from a helicopter.
Was the car being used as a deadly weapon at this point? I would say yes.
Was the shooting of the driver from a helicopter the last resort to end this potentially fatal (to innocent bystanders) chase? Maybe.
I think of that scene from the movie Black Hawk down where they put a round into the engine block of Somali warlord Osman Ali Atto's car to disable it so they could arrest him. Would disabling the fleeing driver's car in this manner have been a viable option instead of shooting him? I wasn't there so I couldn't make that call, but Monday morning quarterbacking this incident, one could speculate that by shooting the driver instead of disabling his vehicle may have caused him to collide with that other car, injuring its occupants. Disabling the vehicle by shooting at the engine may have prevented the collision as the driver would still have some control of the vehicle despite it being rendered inoperable.
Would the chase have been extended by a suspect on foot and further endanger the lives of others if he was armed? Possibly. Or he may have just given up. We'll never know.
Just my observation.
Anyone want to chime in on this? Do you think it was justified? If so, was it right?
Friday, September 11, 2015
Friday, September 4, 2015
So what has everyone been up to these past 6 months? Life has really grabbed me by the lapels and demanded my attention and taken my time away from other things, such as this blog. Every time I sit down to post, something comes up and I am unable to do it.
Anyway, so we have the usual circus of fools vying to be the nominee for President. I don't think it matters so much who is in the Oval Office as much as it matters who is in Congress. We were supposed to have a Congress that would be able to stop the Muslim appeaser we have now. But what did they do? They passed just about everything he wanted. Spineless leaders like Boehner fell over with the slightest passing of gas from the next state over. And the rest of them continue to allow him to hold his Speaker of the House position with out any backlash. Sick of it all.
I was going to type out a long rant, but I don't know about anything anymore. The world is turned upside-down. All I can do is focus on providing for my family and prepping for the worst. We haven't even seen the beginning of that yet.
I'll post something of more substance when I can get myself to formulate a clear message.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
It's that time again! If you can make it, come down and lend your support. It's getting bigger each year.
Monday, May 25, 2015
From the owner of Ares Armor.
Source: http://aresarmor.com/store/NewsArticle/Memorial_Day_2015TO: THE HEROES OF LOST CAUSES
FROM: DIMITRIOS KARRAS
SUBJ: MEMORIAL DAY
DATE: May 25, 2015
On the news Sunday morning, I had the pleasure of watching the now customary Memorial Day Weekend interrogation of average American voters. As expected, most the respondents had this clueless look on their face and fumbled their way to a half-assed answer that made about zero sense. One college aged child actually said it was a day to remember to thank his parents. Because ... obviously they did such a good job raising him.
Isn't the news great? Last week, I watched as ISIS members triumphantly happy-danced all over their newly conquered city of Ramadi. For good measure, they included a nice video clip of our “local allies” quite bravely and heroically running away.
This was, to put it mildly, disturbing. You see, many of the kids that were sent off to fight for our fanciful ideals of liberty, freedom, democracy, WMDs, iPhones, and the Kardashians, spent a little time in that city. And by “time” what I mean to say is that they died rather gruesome unceremonious deaths, trying to bring peace to the very same land that ISIS is now throwing a parade in.
Once those lucky enough to live got home, they were euphemistically thanked for their service and then dumped back into the great American society. And whilst America looks on in bewilderment, our boys continue to die rather gruesome unceremonious deaths, this time, trying to bring peace to their minds.
So many have chosen suicide, that for a lot of us still kicking, the horrific images of war, have now been replaced by the horrific images of peace; a hanging corpse, brain matter splattered on the car window, or a rotting pile of flesh decaying in the wilderness for three months before it is found by hikers.
And what was it all for in the first place?Was it to be remembered once a year, kinda like the Easter Bunny? Was it to be honored once a year, kinda like Cupid? Perhaps it was to be corporately franchised once a year, kinda like Jesus?
It certainly was not for ISIS, Bush, Al-Qaeda, Obama, The Taliban, or Congress.The truth is, it doesn't really matter. We don’t need a righteous cause. We don't need politicians to thank us for our service. We don't need any of them.What we did—good or bad, just or unjust, worthwhile or lost— was an experience. And that’s all life is. The bad experiences can teach us just how wonderful the good experiences can be. The good experiences can remind us just how terrible the bad experiences can be. To know the difference you must have lived each.After you have eaten a double stacked shit-sandwich, a PB&J will taste better than anything you have ever remembered.And for those idiots that think Memorial Day is just a day off of work to barbecue, drink beer, and have a good time. Ignore them, they don’t know any better. And you know what, Memorial Day is a great day to have a barbecue, drink beer, and have a good time. Not a day goes by where I don't have to fight back tears wishing my brother was still here. If he was here though, I am sure he would have the grill going in the back right now. I know for a fact he would have a beer in his hand.As for that sinking feeling of betrayal that you feel. I feel it too. You are not alone.It is not our country that has betrayed us. Our country is a philosophy. Our country is an idea. Let us not mix the actions of our government with the actions of our philosophy.
And to that same government, remember this:We are not the “peaceful” generation; we won’t just watch. We are not the “greatest” generation; we don't need a cause. We are a different kind of generation. We are the Heroes of Lost Fucking Causes. Did you see what we did in Iraq and Afghanistan? Did you see the carnage we spread? According to the News ... we did that ... because it was Tuesday. Imagine what we could do to someone we actually have a personal problem with, perhaps someone who betrayed us.Imagine what we could do if we had a truly just cause, perhaps restoring liberty to our own homes.I leave you with these words, given to a guard, by a man about to be hung for the crime of fighting to liberate others from government approved enslavement:
"I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land can never be purged away but with blood”
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Regardless of whether you think an AR-15 pistol is pointless or not (I use mine as a PDW for home defense), an adjustable gas block is a necessity. (this applies to AR-15 rifles as well)
The problem with AR-15 pistols is too much gas pressure traveling down the gas tube due to the shorter barrels which results in a lot of recoil. Too many times the "solution" is to address the symptoms rather than the problem. I see many opinions that in order to tame the recoil, one should resort to a modified buffer coil, a heavier buffer, a pigtail gas tube, etc., rather than addressing the problem itself...too much gas pressure.
How do you solve the problem of too much gas pressure? Simple. You limit the amount of gas going into the gas tube. How do you do this? Simple. Install an adjustable gas block which can be tuned to limit the amount of gas going into the tube, which allows only the necessary amount of gas needed to cycle the bolt, eject the empty shell casing, and chamber a new round.
There are quite a few adjustable gas blocks on the market now. One only needs to Google the term "Adjustable AR15 Gas Block" to find a selection of products.
Before I installed one, my AR-15 pistol kicked pretty hard. Harder than my AR-15 rifle. It was not very pleasant to shoot and suffered from harsh recoil. After acquiring and installing an adjustable gas block, one could easily be mistaken that they are shooting a .22LR version instead of the 5.56 version. Yeah, it makes that much of a difference.
Some adjustments at the range to find the ideal setting that works well with soft shooting bullets and hot loads is all it takes to ensure that your AR-15 pistol runs reliably and with minimal felt recoil. The same can be applied to the AR-15 rifle, especially those running a carbine gas length systems.
However, an adjustable gas block isn't going to do anything for the fireball issue out of a short barrel.