Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Victim takes attacker's shotgun (video)

This is pretty amazing video:
and from the original report:
While this is not the recommended course of action to take unless you know what you are doing, it's fascinating to see and sometimes fighting back makes you king of your fate.
This is a good example of why you never get in too close to someone, especially with a long firearm.  It works both ways.  If you're the good guy, stay away from the bad guy if you've got the advantage.
Still, very interesting video to watch.  We always say fight back.  Sometimes it takes some big stones to put your money where the shotgun barrel is, so to speak.  I'm glad this guy came out on top.  After watching the video, I love reading the part when the bad guys come back and try to negotiate, saying they had the victim's cell phone.  Like a typical thug, this guy beats feet like Flash when the tables turn.  I see he had all the time in the world to pick up a dropped cell phone.  :)

Don't bring paintball gun to a gunfight

I have to say this is interesting video.  Other than that, I can't say it any better than Chief Troumbley did in the interview.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Brand New Techy stuff

I received the HTC One on Friday.  Newest of the new smart phones.  Mrs. 45er has a Galaxy S4 on the way in a few days.  They are basically the two big competing phones right now.  So far, I absolutely love my HTC One.  Some of the stuff it does is mind-blowing.  When we get the S4, I'll try to do a side-by-side comparison with them.  By then I'll have a good bit of time to write knowledgeably on the HTC.  Stay tuned.

Filling the tank

So, the first stop was a local barbecue place for pork ribs and brisket.  I couldn't resist the jalapeno potato salad, either.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


After two days of clear liquids, this is all I can think about:

The BIG Cleanse

Guys (and gals), don't be a big, tough guy/gal.  Go to the doc and get screened.  I'm notorious for going years on end without seeing a doctor in any capacity other than a "hello" on the street.  It's dumb and it isn't doing your loved ones any favors.  Mrs. 45ers doc is a former military doctor. I was listening to him talk to her about a lot of situations where, due to change of station, guys didn't follow up and it turned into something horrible later.  Therefore, tomorrow is the big screening, which means today is the big cleanse day.
It's been a long time since I've been this hungry.  Clear liquids and water just don't keep you filled up.  Trying to find something different to keep my stomach occupied, I decided to have a couple of small cups of coffee.  I don't normally imbibe, but what could be the harm, right?
Well, turns out that due to lack of nutrition and low blood sugar I'm a poor decision maker today.  At least I realize that my lack of nourishment means I'll be making very few important decisions today.  On the plus side I've had two cups of coffee, so I'm energetic.  I'm making stupid decisions even faster!

Bulletproof Whiteboards?

I'm up in the air on this one.  By itself, we all know these are pretty much useless for sheltering in place.  It's like just having a shield in a battle with swords.  Eventually, the guy will get to you.  I can see some benefits for using it to get the heck out of dodge, but that is not the procedure for most schools.  Now, where this will be amazingly effective are the schools where teachers can be armed.  Now you're getting to a serious combination of defense and offense.  That's portable cover and you can't beat that.  I can't see how you hold them, but if there are elastic straps on the back you could use it something like a shield on your forearm.  It might break a bone, but big deal.  You can use it like a small riot shield and shoot around it with your strong hand.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

What's the most ridiculous thing you did this weekend?

My weekend involved things like this:

Capuchin on a blue-tick.  I think that's a country song.

Mrs. 45er stated this is officially the most ridiculous thing she's ever seen.

Me?  I must live a weird life.  This falls in the middle-ground category.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Your two terrifying stories of the day

Gonna need a bigger boat.

I like to think I'm cool under pressure, but I'd have probably sank my own boat with .40 cal holes.

And then there is this.

The answer to why anyone would ever need a flamethrower.

Monday, April 8, 2013

New Breed of Poodle - The Perret?

Or maybe the Foodle?

I'm sorry, but if you're going buy a "poodle" at a market for that kind of dough and you can't tell the difference between a weaselly, slinky ferret and a poodle puppy, then you deserve what you get.

The 'Brazilian rat' was fed steroids at birth and groomed so that it resembled a toy poodle

On the other hand, props to the seller for putting in the time to primp up a ferret like that.  I don't know what that would be like, but it had to be a rodeo.  It also seems like a whole lot of work pumping steroids and primping a ferret for a little payoff.  The article also mentioned a lady that bought a "chihuahua" ferret.  I'm kind of upset there wasn't a picture of that one.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The new "shoulder thing that goes up" quote

Ok, so here it is:

Rep Diana DeGette of Colorado was one of the main forces behind the recent push for gun control laws in Colorado.  She must know a bunch about firearms, since she is so passionate to ban them, right?

Absolutely wrong.


What's the efficacy of banning these magazine clips?  I will tell you, these are ammunition, they're bullets.  So the people who have those now, they're going to shoot them," DeGette said.  "And so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high-capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time, because the bullets will have been shot and there won't be any more available."
Ok, so that's just ridiculous on the face of it.  She was deservedly laughed at for that piece of brilliance.  Apparently, I need to order a heck of a lot more AR magazines because I was using them all wrong.  I had no idea they were a one-shot deal.

So, her office decided to clarify her obviously ignorant statement.

"She simply misspoke in referring to 'magazines,' when she should have referred to 'clips,' which cannot be reused because they don't have a feeding mechanism," spokeswoman Juliet Johnson said.

Wait, I still don't get it.  So, now these people are trying to act like they know the difference between a clip and a magazine?  It's laughable.  It would be funny if they weren't actually accomplishing their goal.

I have clips.  Lots of clips.  They have a specific purpose.  You know what else?  They sure can be reloaded if you so desire.  I've re-used my SKS clips many times.  I've also not seen very many "high-capacity clips."  Most hold, what? Eight to ten rounds for a quicker reload of a magazine?

It's a farce.  Is it over?  Not quite.  She also had this little jewel in response to an older individual that had a question regarding his ability to defend himself against a larger and aggressive attacker:

DPD (Denver PD) would be there in minutes.
You'd probably be dead anyway. 

Seriously.  Now, whether she realizes it or not.  This was the only correct thing she actually said.  Yes, the police will be there in minutes while you're being attacked.  And yes, you probably will be dead anyway.  She made his point for him as she mocked him.  I think the thing is they really don't care about public safety, they care about the control.  She accidentally exposed herself a little more than she intended.  Sadly, I don't see this being carried very far by "journalists."