I have been getting to the range 1-2 times a week since getting my Taurus .40 S&W earlier this year, the only thing holding me back is the continued shortage of ammo. So far I have put maybe 1200 rounds through it, and am finally really comfortable with the guns recoil, sighting, and the feel for it. I actually do a bit better if I focus more on just aiming rather than using just the sights. Today was my best day by far, getting much better accuracy from 15 yards 45 out of 50 shots in the target (7-10 areas) and from 3 yards, 30 shots and 7 yards, 50 shots, I am in the center 8-10 area every shot with most in the 9-10 areas.
Here is a sample target, if I had a better phone, I could post a picture, I pretty much wore out the target today. Since my Taurus .40 is for concealed carry/home defense, I also have a Smith and Wesson Sig .357 for home defense, I am quite confident in my ability to hit what I aim at in a vital area. Now I pray I never have to fire in self-defense, but if I do, I want to be prepared and proficient.
By the way, just so Crazy Uncle Joe Biden feels better, I also have a Mossberg 12 gauge pump shotgun.
Well, I guess that bumper sticker works about as well as any other liberal strategy to curb violence. Matt has the story
You’ve seen that “coexist” logo. It’s on bumper stickers, and I saw it on a co-worker in t-shirt form today. Well, in a turn of complete irony, it was on a certain car the other night, the one car-jacked by the Muslim Bombers had a “coexist” sticker. Just a Conservative Girl has the pic…
The moral of the story? You cannot “coexist” with murderers and fanatics. Further you cannot curb violence with stupid bumper stickers, empty slogans, useless laws, or by limiting the rights of the law-abiding to defend themselves.
Took my new Taurus Millenium .40 to the range this morning, and I put another 60 rounds through it. I am practicing for mt CHL test, and here in Texas, you have to fire 20 rounds each from 3 and 7 yards, and 10 from 5 yards. Your score, which must be 175, is based on a points system. The center target is worth 5 points, just outside that is 4 points, and hitting the target gets you 3 points. I hit all 60 shots in the target, 14 shots were in the 4 point range and 40 were in the 5 point area, including 16 of 20 from 3 yards, I missed low the first three shots getting the sighting down, the gun shoots a tad high it seems. Overall much better than my first trip to the range. The gun has a little recoil, but is smooth, and easy to handle. Here is the target I am practicing on
I finally took my new gun, the Taurus Millenium 40 cal to the range, and my first shot was just about dead center perfect. I went through 50 rounds, those .40′s are hard to come by right now, I have some coming via UPS tomorrow. All my shots were in the bullseye target, so every one would have been a hit which is good for someone a tad rusty. I stuck to the 3-7 yard range, and took a few at 15 yards too. My dad went with me, he had the Taurus .357 Magnum I bought him in 1999, and a new Ruger .357 revolver he bought recently. Somehow, I am a better shot with both of those guns than with my new semi-auto, but more shooting will remedy that, I am sure. I was most accurate with the .357 Magnum Taurus, shooting .38 shells, and ended my day by landing three head shots, I forgot how much fun target shooting is. I will be going back soon as I can.
I have been looking for a new gun specifically designed for concealed carry, something small, but powerful. After looking at several local shops, and several Academy Sports, I narrowed my choices and last Friday, I went to the Academy in Arlington, and bought my newest gun. Yes, Liberals I own four handguns, two shotguns, and some rifles, you Liberals would call that an “arsenal”. Anyway, the gun I opted for is this. The Taurus Millenium Pro 140 .40 S&W Polymer Pistol in stainless steel.
It has a 10-shot magazine, the gun comes with two, two safeties, including a locking mechanism that disables the gun entirely, and a loaded chamber indicator. Being a .4o caliber it has sufficient power, and weighs only 18.7 ounces with a 3.25 ” barrel. I am taking it to the range over the next few days so I will get back to y’all on how it does
Matt at Conservative Hideout lays it out very clearly.
In yet another example of self defence using a firearm, a man used a gun to defend himself, and his toddler son from home invaders. Yet, the national media chose to take a pass on covering it.
Funny how these stories NEVER make it to national news isn’t it? Media bias anyone? But Matt has more thoughts
My last post about guns and self-defense caused a big stink on some sites, where people took issue with the comment that the liberals would prefer people to be dead, as it is better for the narrative. Allow me to expand a bit: Democrats, liberals, regressives (whatever you want to call them) will not stop at taking ugly guns-they want them all. So, at some point, their desire is to have a 100% disarmed populace. When considering that, any example of the lawful use of firearms is detrimental to the confiscation narrative. However, dead civilians, and especially dead children, are easily exploitable-they are convenient emotional justifications to ban guns. However, if they ever did get all the guns, and only criminals had them, there would be even more dead children. But, I would wager that those dead children would no longer be worth covering. Dead children only have propaganda value in certain contexts
I hate to say it, but I believe Matt is correct. I have seen and heard too many Liberals dismiss self-defense, mock the very idea that self-defense is even possible, and even question if self-defense with a gun is moral. For the left, the only important thing is destroying the Constitution and replacing it with a Marxist Utopia. Anything that aids that cause is moral in their demented minds.
Well, I am sure there are many things you should avoid saying during an interview with a news reporter. And, I would bet that saying the vacuum cleaner man has seen your tits is at or near the top of that list. But, before you feel badly for this woman, just think how badly scarred the vacuum cleaner dude must be!
I figure he will try to excuse his words by saying he means it would be good when we “evolve” past wars, but, basically, he is just a despicable old Leftist fool
Ted might be the walking definition of “useful idiot” Were the Useless Nations become the world’s policeman, as Ted desires, they would soon be stripping away all the riches Ted has accumulated, accumulated because of Capitalism, I might add.
Via The Blaze
Calling into the Y94 Morning Playhouse radio show, Fargo-area resident “Donna” aired her frustrations about a number of deer-related car accidents she has been involved in recently – three to be exact.
“My frustration is that, Minnesota and North Dakota Departments of Transportation would allow these deer crossing in such high traffic areas. I mean, I’ve even seen them on the interstate,” Donna began.
“Why are we encouraging deer to cross at the interstate? I don’t get it,” Donna said to two stunned radio hosts.
We don’t get it either.
But it get’s worse. As she goes on, one has to wonder — Can this lady possibly be serious?
“I mean, I understand that deers are animals and they need to travel across the streets occasionally to survive and of course to find food but it seems to me… so irresponsible of us to allow these deer crossings to be in areas where these deer are so likely to be struck by oncoming traffic. Wouldn’t you agree?”
Good Freaking Grief. This is funny, but, how many gun control zealots sound just as foolish as she does. Some people really think the government can solve any problem just by passing a law.
Well, OK, I have a short list anyway, and BC at I’m 41 has to be near the top of that list. Consider these facts about BC
He is not afraid of Chris Christi
He is not afraid of Leftist bigots
And hey, he will even give you advice on sighting your rifle! And throw in some natural beauty too
So, someone should nominate BC, and I think I will
Blazing Cat Fur has the story
Simply unbelievable. The West damn well better wake up or we are toast! The video shows clearly that the police are more afraid of “offending” radical Muslims than enforcing the law.
Also see what Blazing Cat Fur has here about the Islamist who sparked this incident
Gateway Pundit has a video of a group of college students quietly protesting Obamacare. They are assaulted, OK, one of them is blindsided by some guy, who was likely drunk. This is why I do not go to protests folks. As I have explained before, if I was there, this guy would have had to fight, sorry, I know, legally speaking, the kids did the right thing, they did not throw any punches, they got his tag number and called the police. Hopefully the guy is charged with something. But, I always think back I our history when I see things like this. If the same guy pulls that stunt 40 years ago, he is going to get his ass beat, and rightfully so. So, what happened to us? Why are we, Conservatives, so often the victims of this crap? Well the Left are thuggish yes, but there is another reason. They know we will likely not hit back. This guy knew these kids would not fight back. If he thought they would have, would he have acted like he did?
Would I be wrong in asking my fellow Conservatives WWGSPD? That is What Would George S. Patton Do?
The term “douchebag” is a popular one, and I use it a LOT! I Own the World has come up with a great idea. Merit badges for douchers You likely have some of your own to add, please, leave yours in the comments. Here are some I would add. Sweater-Vests and ordering a water with EVERY drink you get, and not touching the water of course! Backing into parking spaces. Going to a sports bar dressed like a PGA pro and whining about golf not being on TV.
Via Oddee which has the entire list, here are a few to ponder
World’s Longest Man Masturbation – 10 hours
Ten hours? TEN?
World’s Biggest Orgy – 250 couples
That cannot be healthy
World’s Oldest Prostitute – 82-year-old
This is the break so many folks who have long believed in the legendary Bigfoot have been waiting for! Details are sketchy yet, but apparently the beast is quite hideous, and smells absolutely terrible, and is far less intelligent than you might expect. One photo has been released so far, and the creature is pretty fugly and possesses a nasty disposition.
The most stunning aspect of the photo is how much different the beast looks from most previous descriptions. Most descriptions looked like this drawing
Sasquatch Yeti Bigfoot Bugerbear Yowie (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
But the actual specimen caught is far more frightening
All the folks offended by LEGO toys for girls!
Image via Wikipedia
Let the Lego wars begin. You wouldn’t think a collection of brightly coloured plastic building blocks could spark a fight over gender identity, sexism and commercialism vs. social values, but of course you would be wrong. The Danish company has set off a fierce debate with a new line of Lego Friends targeted specifically at young girls. Unlike boy-themed Lego sets that play up Star Wars, warriors and aliens, Lego Friends are all about a place called Heartlake City, a hair salon and ponies. Inevitably, there’s a lot of pink.
The result: a flood of angry comments, mostly from women appalled that their daughters are being shunted into something as stereotypical as a pink-and-pastel Lego ghetto. An online protest petition at change.org has 35,000 signatures and counting.
THIS is what angers the Left now? This is where the Feminuts have taken us. To a place where little girls liking things that little girls have always liked is a threat to man, or should I say womankind! See, rather than just buying the regular old LEGO toys, they want to take what they do not like off the market. How tolerant and accepting!
Via Hot Air Exit question, does this guy ever think, or does he just babble like a drunk at 3AM?
Y’all might not know that Ed Daley, my blogging partner, is REALLY into Halloween. This year, I offer up a glimpse of his costume, somehow Weasel Zippers got it
O.K., actually that is not Ed, but, I do have good news, The Queen of the Food Police has granted us all permission to eat candy the Halloween.
(The Stir) — Forget the cost of candy and the spooky costumes. The scariest part of Halloween for Mom comes at the end of the night, when that heaping helping of sugar is dumped on the living room floor and the kids dive in. Who better to help you handle the holiday without being a candy-skipping grinch than First Lady Michelle Obama?
She is, after all, the mom behind the national childhood obesity-fighting initiative Let’s Move. We’ve seen her hula hooping on the White House lawn to make exercise fun. So here at The Stir, we wanted to know what the president’s wife thinks of the sugar-fueled frenzy that is October 31. What she told our very own Tracy Odell during a session at the White House might surprise you.
Sasha and Malia Obama get their candy fix on Halloween just like the rest of the kids in America! And our First Lady thinks that’s the way it ought to be:
Our philosophy is if you live right every day — and I shouldn’t say “right,” but if you make good choices every day — I tell this to my girls all the time — that when it’s time for the holidays and the fun stuff and the birthday party, that you don’t have to worry about it because you’re doing what you’re supposed to do every single day. So we really talk about daily choices that they’re making, and balance. Right? Because I don’t want them to have to worry about how much candy they eat on Halloween.