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This is an example of Federal government logic, do we really want them managing our health care?

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RCOB warning!

Aw, come on! Is that all you got?! >

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Pastoral commentary(sermon) on the Newtown Shooting to come later today. For now, understand that those who would cynically use the wanton murder of innocent young children for political gain are as evil as the one who cold bloodedly did the killing.

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What do you think? Think that this would give the bad guys a reason to leave?

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Got a solicitation letter from the National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR) this morning…

Aw, come on! Is that all you got?! >

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As some of you probably know, the Sibling Unit™ put on the Dreaded & Feared Ball & Chain™ today, which is where I’ve been all day instead of gracing you guys with My Eternal Wisdom™.

But I did, some time back, promise you Gratuitous Gun Pr0n!!!!!!!!1!!ONE~1™ – and I like to keep my promises.

So, without further adieu…

This is a Bersa Thunder 380cc – a .380 semi-auto handgun (duh!) that produced very  nice groupings on the first time out.  It is now the carry piece of choice – which was the intent all along (in fact, it hid very nicely in an internal holster during the Sibling Unit™′s Last Meal™ as a single guy last evening).  It handles well, fits superbly in the hand – and, as mentioned earlier, has superior groupings.  (The “cc” stands, obviously, for “concealed carry” – but I figure you guys already knew that )

This would be a fine piece with which to qualify for a CHL – and, when mine’s up for renewal in a couple years, that’s just what I’m gonna do. 

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The Arsenal of Freedom™ is now complete.  (Well, the Handgun Division™, anyway. (grin))

A Taurus 817 7-shot .38 special.  Special shock-absorbing grip to better handle the recoil.  This will replace the Smith & Wesson 638, which I’ve grown to dislike more than just a bit.  It very likely becomes the carry piece of choice, as well – though it’s sister, the .357 Magnum, could still overtake it.

And yes – I’ll definitely  be one of the more popular bloggers in Austin this weekend.

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It’s that time again, Denizens.  Time for yet another round of pictures of my newest hobby.

A Walther P22, .22 caliber.  For fun and warmup.

A Taurus .357 magnum revolver.  Takes over as the likely choice of carry.

A Hi-Point .40 S&W model JCP.  Probably wouldn’t have gotten it if it’d been over $200.  Does feel good in the hand, though.

Hmmm.  Maybe I should apply for a dealer’s license…

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Hi-Point handguns are funny animals.  (Funny strange, not funny ha-ha.)

They have a love-hate relationship with their owners – said owners either love ‘em or hate ‘em.  Check out this thread, or even this one, and you’ll see what I mean.

So I bought a C9 at the Big Town (Mesquite, TX) gun show last month – you may remember I blogged on it – and took it to the range to give it a workout.

And the thing promptly jammed on me with the second mag, leaving me with a live round planted firmly in the barrel like what needs to be done to the Rev. Mykki Chickenshit’s ass with a cactus.  No amount of coaxing could get the round out.  Thought about taking it to a local gunsmith – but wouldn’t you know it, said gunsmith was out with the flu.

After a little reading, I came upon something interesting about the Hi-Point:  Trigger linkage – that is, the point at which the gun actually gets fired – goes away when the magazine is not queued up.  IOW, no mag, no fire.

Went to a range tonight, shoved a mag into the holder.

BAM.  Sweet.

Put between 50-60 more rounds through it, and understood why I’d gotten it in the first place. Not the most attractive gun out there, but it feels good going in the hand, not too much recoil – good gun.

Count me in on the side of the pro-Hi-Points.  Got me a helluva bargain with this one.

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Well, you know what they say about addictive things…once you get started…

A Ruger .22LR semi-auto pistol.  (This will replace the .22LR Mark I that is going back to its original owner, with my heartfelt thanks for the use thereof for the last year.)

A Glock 31-C semi-auto, .357.

A Hi-Point 9mm semi-auto pistol.

What are the odds that I’ll be one of the more popular bloggers at the Austin blogfest?

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