Monday, December 24, 2018

Upon This Christmas Eve

In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: 11 to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah,[a] the Lord. 12 This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.”

When you read this familiar passage from Luke... take a moment to consider...   In those days.. when a new lamb was born the shepherds would be called to come and inspect it.  They were to judge the lamb to see if it were fit to be presented for the Passover.

And in that light... the story of Jesus and the Manger appears a bit different does it not?  Jesus was the Passover Lamb.  And God called the shepherds to come inspect Him.   And while we're at it... let's look at one more scripture:

Genesis 22:8
And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.

Now what if this were read "God will provide Himself, a lamb, for a burnt offering.

Because that is what happened.  God provided Himself.  And set out Himself as a lamb for the sacrifice.

Thanks be to God.

Merry Christmas.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Anyone here?


I bet this is gonna be a surprise for those of you see this stuff through a feed.  Yeah... it turns out I'm not dead or anything.  Its just a bunch of us have managed to find a different way to get together so I've obviously ignored this place.

But the old timers have been harassing me.  So I decided to put up a post.  Just so 2017 would at least have one post.  even if it was a sad little acknowledgement like this.

Not all of you guys have found the new haunt.. and I'm not gonna lie.. I miss ya.  

hey.  Toothy.  I'm talking about you.

Anyway 2017 has been one helluva year.

I hope your 2018 is just as good as this last 12 months has been for me.

And... well...

How about this for old time's sake:

A:  Eagle Rare.  90 proof bourbon...  smooth as sweet tea.  Deadly.

T:  Gurkha Ghost.  Just that kinda night.

F:  How about this... an honest to God East German Makarov?  its in great shape...  and lets face it... there is a really good chance its executed a few people.   Thanks Wolf.

Happy New Year boys.

Thursday, October 13, 2016


Ok... so its been a long time.. but spread the word if you can.

The Dread Ilk are gathering at my home next friday... the 21st through the 23rd.   If you would like to come and can... look me up on Gab or Twitter.  I will provide the relevant details.

Ilkmoot 2016

Keep Calm

And Roll Tide.

Friday, August 12, 2016

ATF Show

Hey Y'all.

Lets do this thing

Here's the link.

9 central.  As always.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Plausible Realibility

A big pet peeve of mine... is this idea.. that if something makes sense to you... then it is therefore true.  Its something I call Plausible Realibility.  Its when one thinks that since they can explain something in a way that sounds good and makes since.. it becomes reality.  What's more frustrating... is this sounds like it would be something that dumb people would do... but in reality dumb people are used to having things explained to them... so assuming they know how something works intuitively isn't even a remote possibility.

No... this is a failing of smart people... and it drives me crazy.

Now one places where Plausible Realibility really shows up is in gun culture.  But it is slightly different there.  In gun culture... even the dumb people do it.  but most have no idea they are doing it.  They think they are being tactical or trying to make themselves sound informed.

For example...

There are some good arguments for why you shouldn't use a slide stop as a slide release.  In fight or flight mode there are physiological changes that take place that reduce your manual dexterity.  So you can make the argument that it is more effective to practice the grip and rip.. where rack the slide yourself.   Fine.  We can debate that.  But there is another part where they go completely off the rails and say things like "the slide release can cause wear and jams because the spring isn't fully compressed."

Now see... this is just stupid.

I've done this thousands of times.  I've never had a missfeed like this.  But that doesn't matter.  someone thought it up... and it sounded good... so its true.

Here's another one...  The M9 is unreliable in a dirty environment because it has an open slide.  See sand or dirt could get in that big opening and gum up the works.  So the gun is unreliable.

Never mind that the US military has been using the thing mostly in deserts and jungles for going on 40 years.  it has its shortcomings.  Reliability isn't one of them.

See the fact that you can dream up a mechanism by which a given firearm may fail... does not mean that firearm will actually fail that way.  In fact... this is one thing that science is actually good at.  We can test it.

So the next time you hear some expert tell you he doesn't like this gun or that gun because theoetically blah blah blah...  just ask him if that firearm actually has failed that way.. or does it only fail that way in his head.  Theory is nice.  Reality is better.

before I typed this... I loaded and reloaded 3 different pistols 20 times each. They were a  Steyr M40a1,  a Beretta 92fs, and a HK USP 40 compact.

I used the slide release method every time.

60 out of 60 times the round fed into the chamber just fine.

Science bitches.  That's how it works.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Hot Sauce

I have a confession.  I am deeply obsessed with hot sauces.   And I could easily fall into an epic What Hot Sauce is the Best flame war that would likely end with some Tobasco Sauce fan swinging from tall tree on a short rope.  By and large I prefer Crystal Hot Sauce.  Because Amazing.

I've been trying to think of some food that would not be improved by hot sauce... and... I got nothing.  Cup cakes maybe...  I dunno.

Also...  if you ever run across some Khan's Island Sauce... TRY IT.   So much flavor.  hot as crap... but such great flavor.  Its habenero based and it is sweet and spicey and complicated... and also... really hot.

So there ya go... Hot Sauce People... this is your post. 

Friday, August 05, 2016

ATF Show


Its been a while.

Y'all wanna do an ATF Show?   I sure as hell do.

9 central.

Lets fire this mutha up!