Friday, March 29, 2013

I'm rich!

I got visit from the big brown truck of happiness today:

Brownell's 30-round AR magazines

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

My fellow Alabamians, contact your state senators in support of SB 286!

From the NRA:

Earlier this month, NRA-supported Senate Bill 286 passed in the Senate Judiciary Committee by a bipartisan 7 to 1 vote. This omnibus firearms bill could be considered on the Senate floor as early as Tuesday, April 2 and your state Senator needs to hear that you support SB 286. Please contact your state Senator TODAY and respectfully urge him or her to support SB 286, along with any pro-gun amendments proposed by the bill sponsor or cosponsors. Contact information for your state Senator can be found here.

SB 286, sponsored by state senators Scott Beason (R-17) and Roger Bedford (D-6), seeks to restore and protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners in Alabama by addressing the following issues:
  • No employer may prohibit the otherwise lawful possession, transportation or storage of firearms or ammunition that is kept out of sight within a locked or attended private vehicle of an invitee who is otherwise permitted to operate or park that vehicle on the property. This would allow employees to carry a firearm during their commute to and from work.
  • Repeals the requirement to obtain a pistol permit in order to carry a pistol in a vehicle. (Note: this would not allow for concealed carrying in a vehicle unless a valid pistol permit is possessed.)
  • Shifts the current “May Issue” concealed carry permit system to a “Shall Issue” permit system and requires that a sheriff must issue the carry permit within thirty days. Should someone be denied a permit, a written denial must be provided and that applicant would have an opportunity to appear before an appeals panel.
  • A permit to carry a concealed pistol shall be good for one to five years (to be decided by the applicant seeking the carry permit).
  • Requires sheriffs to use the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) to conduct a background check on concealed pistol permit applicants.
  • Allows for all other valid state-issued permits to carry a concealed firearm to be recognized in Alabama.
  • Strengthens Alabama’s firearms preemption statute by reserving for the state legislature complete control over regulation and policy relating to firearms, ammunition and firearm accessories in order to ensure that such regulation is applied uniformly throughout the state.

It is critical that you make your voice heard! Please contact your state Senator TODAY and ask him or her to support SB 286.

I'm happy to see that my state Senator is a co-sponsor of this bill.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Robert's Picks


We Few by David Weber and John Ringo (good)

Spellbound by Larry Correia (very good)

No Easy Day:  The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden by Mark Owen and Kevin Maurer

Sister Time by John Ringo and Julie Cochrane (good)


Kill The Irishman (excellent)

Monday, March 18, 2013

A couple of new knives.

I recently picked up a CRKT SPEW and a KA-BAR Last Ditch knife.  I've been interested in both for a while.

Both came in razor sharp with a fine point.  I've rigged up the Last Ditch knife with some paracord so that that I can wear it underneath my belt.  If you weren't looking for it you wouldn't find it.  The SPEW can be worn as a neck knife but I think I'll be carrying it on a belt.  I've never been a fan of neck knives, just not comfortable.

I'm looking forward to carrying these and using them.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Random bits.

Work has been kicking my ass the last couple of weeks.  The good part is that my next couple of paychecks should be on the high side which is good because I need to build my savings back up.

Monday I went gun shopping with a friend.  She's wanted to purchase a pistol for a while and I figure it would be a good to go around and have her handle a few.  One of the stores had a Kahr CM9 which fit her well and she really liked.  She's planning on picking it up as soon.  I'd actually like to get one for myself.  It'd make a great pocket pistol for me.

I did a little shooting today with the Glock using some commercially reloaded ammunition from a company called Zero Ammunition in Cullman, AL.  I only fired 50 rounds but it functioned perfectly.  It's about the only affordable 9mm ammo I've found and it's carried by a locally owned ACE Hardware of all places!