Sunday, July 20, 2008


Growing up I was not a traditional comic nerd. I enjoyed more the short form stories that came in the form of graphic Novels. One that stands above many others if The Watchmen.
I found in it's pages the themes and questions that would be of huge influence to me in my life.
I could see the world of The Comedian, Rorscach, and Dr. Manhattan in my own world. Granted minus the masked heros.

I say it is one of the works that changed my life.
I have it on my bookshelf next to 1984.

I have hope for Zak snyder.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Heller Stands!!!!!!!!!!!

The Second Amendment is an individual right.
Let it be carved in stone and shouted from the rooftops.

Well let the real fight begin.
Read the opinions here:
Like I stated earlier we will get some guns but welcome ammo bans.

GET ACTIVE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Local activism will matter more as I see this getting kicked into
the state and local arenas. Let your local government know how you
vote and what you feel about individual rights.

Let's not as gun owners get too complacent.

But tonight raise a glass and enjoy the victory.

I think I am going shooting this weekend in celebration.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

DC V Heller My predictions

Here is the transcript:
find the audio yourself.

Ok after spending 5 hours reading and listening to the arguments I have come to the following predictions.

It will be a 5 to 4 split for Heller. DC will lose it's gun ban, yet they will cook up other restrictions to make it really hard to get a firearm and there will continue to be storage restrictions.

In the big picture the decision will state that "reasonable restrictions" are constitutional. With the central theme that the right to keep and bear arms is one of an individual.

Effects that blanket bans on types of guns will go away in their current form. They will pop up again in new creative gun banning ways.

LIKE AMMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is the next one. Ok so you want that FN MAG you can have it but due to various restrictions it is going to cost you $10 a round.

I used the FN MAG as an example but I highly doubt that machine guns and destructive devices are going to be touched. I know the high dollar machine gun dealers (I am looking south to vegas) are shitting themselves at the idea of $800 m-16s. The NFA of 34 and 68 will stand along with the 1986 ban on registration of new machine guns. So basically the title 2 firearms will remain in their current legal designation.

I hope I am wrong here but I see very little coming from this ruling IF they rule in favor of Heller.

One can wish.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Free Brass

I recently attended a PSD class. I was able to beg the head firearms instructor to give me some of the leftover brass.
Man free brass is better than free beer.

I got it all cleaned and sorted.
Turns out I got:

5 gallon bags of LC 556
3 gallon bags of HSM 223
150ish rounds of 45s
75 match 308s
6 gallon bags of 9mm nato
30 live rounds of APIT 50
22 empty 50s

here is the before pic
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Range report for NFA FNC

Well the FNC has been here for a few months but aside from the blasting trip to test function I have not had a chance to shoot it properly. Until now.

Well the Belgian guys who put this thing together did a great job. Er Kinda....


This thing runs great. I did my typical run with 2 mags loaded with various ammo. It was a mix of commercial, mil surp, and a few reloads. On auto and semi it worked without a hitch. It ran everything just fine. It was fun to listen to the rate of fire change on the auto mag dump. I even tried a full mag of WOLF lacquer coated ammo. It ran fine but the gas regulator needed to be bumped to the "adverse" setting. So in all it runs great.


Well as I sat in the blowing cold winds the sights were typical FN. Seems to be a direct copy of those found on an FN FAL. They work well enough giving me a solid 2 inch group at 100 yards. Now that would be shit in my book usually but there is a kicker here. The trigger is HORRID!!!!!!!!!!!! It is a 2 stage that has a great action and is smooth, however it is damn heavy. I called up a buddy of mine who has quite a bit of time working on these and he told me that it is a quick easy fix that can be cured with a little work. However I am kinda hesitant to go bending springs on my rifle with out extras on hand. Looks like vulcan imports will be getting some of my money considering they are the only people who have parts for the FNC.


Pretty good overall except for the manipulation of the safety selector. The Angle of the FN pistol grip which is right off of an FAL makes reaching the selector with the thumb of the right hand hard. This can be cured with a purchase of a TAPCO SAW grip. Plus I think it looks cooler. In addition I feel the fixed stock is a bit long for my needs. I guess i can find a junked out FAL stock and cut it down and make it work.

The Future for this thing,

Aside for the afore mentioned improvements that I listed I am going to ad an optic. It seems that the FNC has only one super reliable mount available in the US. A B&T made by the swiss and marketed in the US by DS Arms. I would like to throw an extra ELCAN I have sitting around on it but who knows if it will clear the rear sight or perhaps it will be too high for a good cheek weld.

Overall I like this thing quite a bit.
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Friday, August 31, 2007

Rivets are so 19th Century, Home built AKs

Damn finally! I have done quite a few Saiga mods and debanned a few AKs.
However, I never finished a build. Well I guess building from a completed NOdak spud frame is almost a whole build.
It was a tantal kit.

tantal kit shipped from gunthings $234
hotbarrel piston $15
Nodak frame $96
FFL transfer $25
g2 $25
baseplate for mag. Already had it
tools ,well way too many hours welding grinding and sweating.
So $400 ish into a rifle.

See I got into the kit collecting and building thing way too late. Well actually I had a few kits before I just was way too busy to build anything. I find that if I know I have to invest a lot of energy into building tools and such I put off the project.

The demil and build went pretty smooth, I kinda crunched the rivets a bit and then one hole on the frame had to be reamed a bit. I do also need to open up the magwell ever so slightly because only half of my mags go in really smoothly. To do the rivets I am using a set of modified bolt cutters which work ok. I would love to get a fancy ak builder rivet tool, however I am giving Curtis too much of my money anyway. The headspace was good and cycles and all. Of course the real test is how it groups on paper.

I think I am going to start into bending my own flats so this will probably be the only build like this. So there goes another $200 plus bones to Curtis at
headspace was good and cycles and all.
My next build is a Full stock Bulgarian ak-74 build and I will do a detailed step by step for that one and post it here.
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Lastly a pic of it with last week's project, the Saiga 12. I did a very basic pistol grip conversion to this. I got to practice my welding on this. Man my welding foo is weak.
Next project will be heavy in detail. For all 3 of you that read this blog.
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