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Gun Jesus Apocrypha: The Gospel of Browning

Forgotten Weapons has a wonderful youtube channel. Ian goes out to auction houses, and then does videos about the unique and forgotten weapons up for auction. He also does some tidbits of information, such as why the safety of the AR/M16 is the way it it. Which I thought was pretty cool.

The gospel of Browning talks about how people add all kinds of unneeded garbage to their handguns.  To what end does the extra “stuff” serve?  Only to add weight and more stuff to break?

If we have something that works, why beat the drum for something else?  The 1911 has proved its value through two world wars and numerous conflicts all over the world.  Yet the 1911 is losing respect because it is old?  If something works, it works.  Age is of little relevance.

This is a wonderful video that talks about past and present handguns.

Fire Alarm And Young Men

My fiancee and I Went to see Rogue One at Tinseltown in Beaumont. Towards the end of the movie the fire alarm went off. A lady came over the speaker system and said a fire alarm had gone off and asked everyone to exit the building.

People got up and started exiting through the fire exit. When my fiancee and I reached the exit I looked back and realized there were a number of older couples waiting on everyone to leave so they could make their way down.

Every young man who walked out was either playing on their phone or not checking on other around them.  I felt rather sick to my stomach that these young men were only thinking of themselves and were some of the first ones to leave the building.

I waited inside the doorway until everyone was outside.

There were no flames or smoke. I felt that do not excuse the behavior of the young men who walked out of the building and never offered to help anyone.  There were several able young men in their 20s and 30s and not a single one observed the older people who were last to leave.

I felt like chewing all their asses out, but it would not have changed anything.

What happened to teaching young men to look after others who are less capable?  Whatever happened to manners?

 

ThruNite C2 Mini 3400 Charger Review

If there is one thing Thrunite does, they manufacturer a quality product.  So far I have reviewed four Thrunite flashlights and all of them are top notch.  Thrunite continues their reputation for quality with the ThruNite C2 mini-charger.

Full Disclosure:  I received the charger at no cost to myself.  This will not influence my opinion and hopefully will not influence your opinion either.

Specs from Amazon:

  • Weight 5 ounces
  • Dimensions 3.6 x 0.9 x 1 inches
  • Item model number C2
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item Package Quantity 1
  • Batteries Included? Yes
  • Battery Cell Type Lithium Ion

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Sootch00 Rifle Review Henry 44 Magnum Carbine

Sootch00 has released yet another great video, this one is of the Henry 44 Magnum Carbine.

Truth be known, I love lever action rifles. There is just something about them that draws attention. Maybe because the lever action is known as the rifle that won the west?  On top of that, have a handy short rifle chambered in 44 magnum?  Talk about a perfect combination.

For the 2017 deer season I am thinking about buying a lever action rifle.  Here is southeast Texas shots are rarely over say 125 yards or so.  Why not go with a 44 magnum?

My sons have a Marlin 336 in 30-30 Winchester.  It is a great rifle and the 30-30 Winchester is perfect for up close shots here in Southeast Texas.  But then again, I would like to have a rifle chambered in a handgun cartridge.

 

Log Splitter For The Farm

Landed a tractor powered log splitter for the farm.  This is something I have wanted and needed for a very long time.  An older gentleman had a log slitter he was no longer using.   It had been left uncovered for so long the hoses and seal on the ram had dry rotted.

The splitter works with a pump that slips over the spline of the tractor PTO. The hoses going to and from the pump were dry rotted through and were leaking.

There is a place in Jasper Texas called East Texas Mill Supply. They can make up a new hose in a matter of a few minutes. That is where I took the hoses.

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No More Politics

After thinking about it for some time, I decided to move away from politics on this website.  I will continue to post random thoughts articles, but strictly political commentary is being moved to another site.

This new site is PBJ News.

The new site has a youtube channel, where I will be uploading political commentary videos.

Why the change?

During the election of 2016 is was clear major media is controlled by the liberal left.  Even sites that are “supposed” to be conservative attacked Donald Trump.  Enough is enough.

Conservatives have to speak up.  We can no longer tolerate liberals attacking our families, morals, values and religion.

Sootch00 Rifle Review FN FAL

Sootch00 has posted a rifle review, this time of the DS Arms SA-58 FN/FAL. From my personal experience of the DS Arms FN/FAL, they are great rifles. Sootch00 goes into some of the history of the FN/FAL.

One thing that sets the DS Arms FM/FAL apart from other FNs on the market, the DS Arms model is made in the USA. This is a rifle that carries the made in USA pride and quality.

I like the fact that DS Arms offers the SA-58 in a number of options. Such as a paratrooper model, various barrel lengths, short barreled rifle (SBR), folding stock… etc.

This is a 21st century rifle chambered in the 308 Winchester. While not as powerful as the 30-06, recoil of the 308 is easier managed than the ’06.

Honest Robbery

A few days ago I came across the youtube channel of Darius Benson. He makes some funny short youtube video skits. He plays multiple characters who have a back and forth discussion.

In this video Darius Benson is talking with a friend who has recently moved back to town. The two friends are talking about life and what has happened since they finished school. The friend says he is going to be a entrepreneur. When the other friend ask what kind of business the friend says crime.

You have to watch the video to see the whole story.

Gear Sling Pack For Get Home Bag

Are gear sling packs suited for a get home bag? After a hiking trip in July of 2016, my opinion is that it you use a gear sling for a get home bag there are some things you need to look for in the pack design.

The July hiking trip was a little short at around 6 – 8 miles. Up until then I had never taken a gear sling pack on more than just a couple of miles. At round maybe the 5 – 6 mile mark, the strap started digging into my shoulder. My arm felt like it was going numb from the pain.

I took a bandanna, folded it up and put it between the strap and my shoulder for extra padding. That helped for a little bit.

The pack I was using is a Red Rock Rambler. The strap is on the left side and can not be switched to the right. I ended up taking the pack off and carrying it by hand for the last couple of miles. The pain was so intense my shoulder was sore for a couple of days.

Get Home Bag


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Arrival Movie Review

Arrival, released November 11, 2016, is the kind of movie that you think you have it figured out from the start, and you are wrong. This is not your typical aliens arrive on earth type of movie.

If you have a short attention span, do not watch this movie. If you have trouble connecting the dots, do not watch this movie.

If you want something different that shows the worst and best in humanity, go see Arrival.

You have pay attention to the details and listen to the conversations the actors are having. If you do not listen and pay attention, the movie will go right over your head and you will leave asking questions.

The music is wonderful.  The acting is great.  Forest Whitaker is perfect, as he usually is.  Amy Adams does a splendid job.  Jeremy Renner is he typical fun self.  The team comes together to figure out why aliens have arrived at earth.  The main question is what do they want.

The ending is a tear jerker, at least for me.

Get out of the house, go see Arrival and have a good time.

Is The 30-30 Winchester Obsolete

With the innovation newer cartridges, is the 30-30 Winchester obsolete? This question arises from comments on a youtube video I made about stockpiling ammo.

A John Rambo commented

It’s super popular because it’s been around since 1895. It makes a good youth deer rifle.

I’ve had to help a lot of people track wounded deers that they had hit with a 30-30. A 270 or 30-06 drops them rather quickly. I usually use a lever action Marlin 44mag a lot also.

I respectfully disagree. I have seen first hand time and time again what the 30-30 Winchester does to whitetail deer.

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Thanksgiving Message from President Elect Donald Trump

As President elect Donald Trump says in the video, “we have the chance to bring about real change to Washington, real safety to our cities and real prosperity to our cities, including inner cities.  To succeed we must enlist the efforts of our entire nation.”

I somehow doubt globalist, liberal media. Democrats and Liberal Democrats  and those brainwashed by liberal media will fall in line behind Donald Trump.

Major media fought Donald Trump tooth and nail during the whole campaign.  In the end, voters saw through the lies of liberal media and elected a leader.  Even though President Elect Donald Trump is calling for all Americans to unite, liberal media will probably still continue to fight him.

How to Pick a Good Skinning Knife

Armchair commandos may believe anything sharp will make a good skinning knife, this is simply not true.  Certain types of knives are much better at skinning wild game than others.  Let’s take a few minutes and talk about types of knives to stay away from and types to consider.

For most applications the smaller and thinner the blade the better.

The easier the knife is to clean, the better.  This should exclude multi-tools and knives with accessories, such as the Swiss Army knife.

High carbon steel blade that holds an edge and is easy to sharpen.

Examples that come to mind so far are the Gerber Big Rock, Gerber Profile, and Case pocket knives.  I have seen more deer skinned with a Case pocket knife than any other brand of knife.  Old guys do not mess around with fancy or expensive knives.  Experience says go with what works.  For most applications, a Case pocket knife will do just fine.

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