31 March 2007

Back From The Range

I'm happy, Marv isn't. His is short stroking. We think we found the problem, but it's too late to go back and verify.

Here are some pics of my 50 yard zero targets.

Top left is the initial shots. Top right is second string of five. Bottom left is confirming ten. All of those are British L2A2 Ball, equivalent to US M855. Bottom right is five M193.

Top left is 25 rounds L2A2 Ball. Top right is 30 rounds M193.

Aiming at the targets.

Action shot! See the brass near the right of the frame?

The mighty Colt Junior in .25 ACP

Marv before it started short stroking.

29 March 2007

Mommy Update (Bad News)

Dear friends,

We had another Dr.’s appointment today and found that the chemo treatments have been ineffective and the tumor in her hip is larger than before and the cancer is also in another lymph node where it wasn’t previously. After the many powerful drugs she’s tried, her body is worn out and the option of yet another drug would have a greater chance of causing side effects that are unpleasant at best with minimal potential for success. Based on that, Mom has decided to forgo any additional treatment for the cancer now and just medicate the pain.

Hospice has been called and they will begin their in-home services within the next few days (I will be speaking with them tomorrow and getting more detail).

The good news is that mom is not in pain – the pain killers are doing their job. Without the side effects of the chemo treatments, there is also a good chance she will actually start feeling better. Seems strange but that is our reality right now. Mom’s got a great attitude about her future, short as it may be, and has been planning and preparing for this for a year now.

She would love to hear from all of you, but please understand she can’t talk for very long and wants to make sure I told you to please be understanding if she cuts you off and says she needs to rest. So that said, please give her a call and share your stories, memories and love with her. CENSORED. As of now, it’s a little difficult for her to sit at the computer and respond to email, so phone is best.

I’m not taking this quite as well, because hey, it stinks.

I will continue to keep you all posted as we continue through this. Thanks for all of your support.


28 March 2007

Jumping On A Meme Bandwagon

I am John Doe and you are the infidels, CAIR.

Why do I declare myself John Doe?

Resonations from Churchill;

"Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than live as slaves."

And Niemöller;

When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.

27 March 2007

Stolen In Its Entireity

From here! (Dead Link Dammit)

The game’s afoot in the Arabian Gulf:
The US Navy today began its largest demonstration of force in the Gulf since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, deploying two aircraft carriers and conducting simulated aerial attacks.
Manoeuvres involving 15 US warships and more than a hundred planes were certain to increase tension with Iran, which has frequently condemned the US military presence off its coastline.
The exercises began only four days after Iran captured 15 British sailors and marines whom it accused of straying into Iranian waters near the Gulf. Britain and the US Navy have insisted the British sailors were operating in Iraqi waters.
Aboard the carrier USS John C. Stennis, F/A-18 fighter jets rocketed off the deck in one of a dozen rapid-fire training sorties against enemy shipping and aircraft.
I suppose I should probably stay on message and join the 5th Fleet Public Affairs Officer in saying that these maneuvers have nothing to do with the 15 British sailors and marines shanghai’d by the IRGCN four days ago. Which in turn probably has nothing at all to to do with the 300 Iranian agents captured mucking around inside Iraq - and about whom, in response to the State Department’s plea to let some of them go, General Petraeus instead vowed (God bless his little camouflaged heart) to keep imprisoned until they ran out of information or he ran out of food.
But I guess I could point out that, in the highly theoretical case that a decision to stage a show of force demonstration had indeed been made by national command authority in response to the British Insult, it would probably have taken about this long to plan and execute.
Me? I might have gone about it in a different way, I think (and here’s a quick precis on why I’ll never be either a flag officer or a president): Pick an Iranian naval asset - one of those Kilo submarines, just for example - and politely ask the mullahs to de-man it because we’ll coming over in a little while to sink it at the pier. We cannot be deterred and we will not be dissuaded and there’s not a thing you can do to stop us, so how about getting the crew ashore and saving some lives? And by the way until we get 15 Tars and Jollies back, healthy and whole, we’ll be providing a fresh hull number tomorrow, and the day after, and the day after that, so do try to stay awake.
Any of your warships not currently at sea and seen making preparations to get underway? Assumed hostile and subject to defensive measures. 
And if they part one hair on a British mariner’s head? We sink every vessel in the Iranian fleet, at sea or in port, manned or otherwise. We’re tired of this.
Welcome to Leviathan.

26 March 2007

I Am An Anthropogenic Climate Change Denier


Next cocksucker that tells me about the hockey stick gets shot. I am not kidding. And most of you should know that I am aware of how many HOURS a human can survive with a stomach wound. I will also treat the fucking mouth breathing idiot to emergency medical care to alleviate shock, but not blood loss.

I will spell it out slowly for the mouth-breathers.


Mr Gore had better pray his life never depends on an action from me. I will watch that fuck die and take no action to save his sorry ass.

Pay attention folks, every single time the press reported on something you knew about, you saw they got it wrong, didn't you? Why do you assume they get it right when you don't know anything about the subject at hand?

21 March 2007

Just To Show What A GEEK I Am

GURPS 4e stats on the guns I just made.

The VKb.83/07b is the one billed as an Illudium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator.  The VKb.67/07 is going to be The Lovely Harvey's hurricane gun, we haven't even ordered part one yet.  It's going to be a 16" lightweight barrel, A2 upper with a Mag-Pul MIAD grip and Troy Medieval flash suppressor.

Guns/TL8 (Rifle)
TL Weapon                                                                                  Damage  Acc     Range    Weight RoF    Shots      ST Bulk Rcl  Cost  LC Notes
8    Laconic Arms XM177E3 (5.56x45mm 1:9)                            4d+2 pi    4     460/2900   7.3/1     3      30+1(3)  9†   -4     2    $689   3
8    Laconic Arms VKb.83/07 (5.56x45mm 1:9)                            5d pi       5     500/3200   9.3/1     3      30+1(3)  9†   -5     2    $922   3
8    Laconic Arms VKb.83/07b and 4-12x40 (5.56x45mm 1:9)     5d pi     5+3   500/3200   9.8/1     3      30+1(3)  9†   -5     2    $953   3
8    Laconic Arms VKb.67/07 (5.56x45mm 1:9)                           4d+2 pi    4     460/2900   6.6/1     3      30+1(3)  9†   -4     2    $728   3

20 March 2007

VKb.83/07 Trivia

Overall length: 39.75".
Barrel length, 20" free-float.
Weight, empty: 8.5 lbs.
Weight, loaded with 30 rounds M855: 9.34 lbs.

Email I Got From JT

Let's say I break into your house

A lady wrote the best letter in the editorials in ages!!! It explains things better than all the baloney you hear on TV.

Her point:

Recently large demonstrations have taken place across the country protesting the fact that Congress is finally addressing the issue of illegal immigration.

Certain people are angry that the US might protect its own borders might make it harder to sneak into this country and, once here, to stay indefinitely.

Let me see if I correctly understand the thinking behind these protests.

Let's say I break into your house.

Let's say that when you discover me in your house, you insist that I leave. But I say, "I've made all the beds and washed the dishes and did the laundry and swept the floors. I've done all the things you don't like to do. I'm hard-working and honest (except for when I broke into your house).

According to the protesters:

You are required to let me stay in your house.
You are required to add me to your family's insurance plan.
You are required to educate my kids.
You are required to provide other benefits to me and to my family. (My husband will do all of your yard work because he is also hard-working and honest, except for that breaking in part).

If you try to call the police or force me out. I will call my friends who will picket your house carrying signs that proclaim my RIGHT to be there.

It's only fair, after all, because you have a nicer house than I do and I'm just trying to better myself.

I'm a hard-working and honest, person, except for well, you know, I did break into your house.

And what a deal it is for me!!! I live in your house, contributing only a fraction of the cost of my keep, and there is nothing you can do about it without being accused of cold, uncaring, selfish, prejudiced, and bigoted behavior.

Oh yeah, I DEMAND that you learn MY LANGUAGE!!! So you can communicate with me.

Why can't people see how ridiculous this is?! Only in America!!

If you agree, pass it on (in English). Share it if you see the value of it.

If not blow it off......... along with your future Social Security funds, and a lot of other things.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ? Isn't this about on the mark?? Pass it on...

XM177E3 Trivia

Overall length, stock extended: 36.5".
Overall length, stock retracted: 32.75".
Barrel length, 16".
Weight, empty: 6.5 lbs.
Weight, loaded with 30 rounds M855: 7.34 lbs.

For comparison:
M16A1 is 39" overall, 20" barrel, 6.31 lbs. empty.
M16A2 is 39.625" overall, 20" barrel, 7.88 lbs. empty.
M4 Carbine is 33" with the stock extended; 29.8" retracted, 14.5" barrel, 6.15 lbs. empty.
XM177E2 Commando is 32.5" stock extended; 29.5" retracted, 11.5" barrel, 6.56 lbs. empty.

Ever Wonder How Many Parts Are In An AR15 Lower Receiver?

And judging by the lack of comments, no you haven't.

That's not even everything either; the buffer, buffer spring, receiver extension and the buttstock assembly are not shown.

13 March 2007

We Interrupt Our Normal Scheduling To Bring You This Important Message From FuzzyGeff

I'm starting a word-of-mouth campaign against Tracfone. I bought one of their
phones, and had to list an email address in order to activate it. They took
that as a license to send me email ads, and their "unsubscribe" link doesn't
work. There's a feedback section on their webpage, which I used to tell them
that if they sent me another email, they would never see another dime. That
was yesterday; today, I got another spam.

Don't buy from Tracfone. Tell all your friends.

XM177E3 / VKb.83/07 Update

We have shipping indications from Del Ton for the kits!

The tracking number isn't active yet, but they've never lied before. If the time from the other two items is indicative, we will have enough parts to make rifles Friday afternoon, Monday at the latest!


The tracking numbers are active now and claim a scheduled delivery date of Thursday, 15Mar07! That's got me so stoked I can hardly wait!

12 March 2007

Soooper Akoor Ate Sneye Purr Rye Full

Here it is folks, the Daisy Model 105 B. Capable of propelling a 0.177" diameter steel projectile weighing nearly 0.0012 lbs to speeds approaching 275 feet per second!

The deadly accuracy of this high capacity weapon is enhanced by a Yankee Hill Machine Company 9432a free-float fore-end.

Pic eaten by grüe.

Home Repairs / Improvements Continue

The disintegrating INTERIOR door that was the side entrance to the garage has been replaced by a steel exterior door! Not only will the new door be more secure, it can be opened and it keeps the wind out.

The Lovely Harvey bought a new gas grill because our old one collapsed under its own weight from the legs rusting out from under it. To keep the rust from getting to the new one, she took some cinder blocks and excavated a foundation for them so we could set the grill on it. Looks really good!

10 March 2007

Funniest Thing I Have Read All Day

"It's up to Congress to end these abuses as soon as possible," said Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee. "The Patriot Act was never intended to allow the Bush administration to violate fundamental constitutional rights."

Did he READ the thing?

09 March 2007

XM177E3 / VKb.83/07 Update

Kits have been ordered from Del Ton, I await them filling the order.

Tools for the assemblies have arrived.

Accessories that were ordered after the kits are in shipping, and should arrive here before the kits actually leave Del Ton. Of all the major kit suppliers, only Bushmaster and Del-Ton are still answering their phones. There's a buying frenzy going on and the supply chain is backed up all the way to the mines where the ore is dug. I'm not kidding either.

In addition to what I am making, I have two others locally talked into doing this too. They want a relatively cheap rifle and I want more experience putting them together. They're going to buy all the parts and I am going to assemble them. By the time I have my licenses in order so I can actually CHARGE people for my skills, I will have skills to sell. Gods I love capitalism!

Just Damn

While he is right that it's his site and he decides what he will allow, this post certainly smacks of, "I'm taking my ball and going home!"

I mentioned once, way back, that he'd successfully used the anti's logic to justify some infringement of our rights. Now he's acting like the hyper-liberals he hates again.

If you don't want people tearing your opinions to shreds, don't fucking post them in public! And if your position is so tenuous that it cannot stand debate, perhaps you should reconsider your position.

A Shining Ray Of Hope Penetrates The Overcast Of Dispair


07 March 2007

Build Progress

OK! I have the part that is legally a gun (see pic below) I have ordered the tools to assemble the rest and the parts to make them into de facto firearms instead of merely de jure.

I hate waiting on shipping.

Anvil Arms is the supplier for the lowers, I didn't have to wait for shipping because I got them from the evil loophole gunshow.

Midway USA provided the flash suppressors for two and half the tools. Their shipping is outstandingly fast! Three days from placing the order I had what I ordered.

Del Ton? They are friendly, communicative and SLAMMED. I ordered the other half of the tools from them on the 27th. They arrive today on the Big Brown Truck. The kits and accessories were ordered on the 2nd. The web site says "pending" just like it said ten seconds after ordering.

When I spoke to Betty at Del Ton she said they were getting hit hard with orders and were in the process of moving to a better location. Talk about a double whammy.

No slam on Del Ton here, I just hate waiting.

05 March 2007

Finally Fixing The Storm Damage Of 2005

And the damage caused by two miscreants from across the street.

The Hurricanes killed the linkages and the kids shot the panes with a BB gun.

Special THANKS to Marv for helping (doing most) with the install!

He even took some pics.

Not that it does us any good since webshots went belly up.

03 March 2007

The Build(s) Begin

Here are the first three receivers. With these I shall curry favor with people who might wish to invest in my venture. If there is enough favor, then FFL and manufacture begins!

These are actually Anvil Arms lowers, as I mentioned below.

I had to wait an extra hour after they were engraved with the laser to get the Illudium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator back because the owner was showing it around and taking pics of it.

Dead Link To Anvil Arms I highly recommend(ed) them!

01 March 2007

Anvil Arms It Is

They are cheaper than Del-Ton for the lowers.

They are in Lakeland, no FFL fees.

They do custom engraving.

This is going to be so cool!

This is going on a 16" chrome lined heavy barrel, an A1 upper with brass deflector, 6 position CAR stock, and DPMS slip-over 5" flash suppressor.

Marv has requested this logo. The text should be the same size as the above. That was a pain in the ass to trace into a usable format. His issue M16A1 was a Hydra Matic gun.

His will be a 20" chrome lined heavy barrel, flat-top upper, YHM folding front sight/gas block with bayonet lug, ARMS #40L folding rear sight, 6 position CAR stock, and DPMS slip-over 5" flash suppressor.

Kits are coming from Del-Ton. Or kits are coming as soon as we are fully funded, I should say.

We're The Government And You're Not