Certainly you remember yesterday’s post about the Gear Girl 2014 calendar. What wasn’t mentioned in that post, though, is that the calendar was “curated” (whatever that means) by Chris Costa. I’m guessing it has something to do with guns. Anyway, the picture on the left is the cover of the calendar in question, while the picture on the right is… well, Caleb linked to it over at ENDO, and I’m not asking where he got it. If you don’t like Chris Costa, the picture probably proves everything bad you ever heard about him, but for my part, I just think it proves he’s got a pretty wicked sense of humor . . .
Back in May, the city of Phoenix collected almost 2000 guns in buy-ups, planning on joyfully destroying them. Unfortunately, a new law going into effect in mid-September requiring them to sell forfeited firearms rather than melting them down gave them a difficult deadline to meet. Well, be not afeard for with the application of money, plus a little outside help from the US Border Patrol and BATFE, they managed to get them all processed and on the road to the smelter before the impending law could ruin their fun. It only dinged the taxpayers for 175 hours of overtime at a cost of about $10,000, and for that they returned four stolen guns to their owners and matched one shotgun to a 2010 shooting. Seems like a bargain. [h/t: Jerry K.]
You may recall the story from a couple weeks ago about Jon Lewis, the Iraq war vet/prison guard/convenience store clerk who actually stuck his gun into a surprised robber’s mouth. Well, Ryan G. sent a link to this CNN video which doesn’t really tell us anything new (although it’s the first time I’ve seen him on camera, and he comes off pretty well). The fun moment, though, is about halfway through where you can hear the reporter, Melody Pettit, giggle as Mr. Lewis recounts his actions. Happiness is made of girl giggles (and proned out girls behind high-powered rifles).
In the truest sense of “if you throw enough crap, some of it will stick,” a Florida Atlantic University communications professor, who previously claimed that Sandy Hook never happened and that the Boston Bombings were an elaborate mass casualty drill, is now claiming that the Navy Yard shooting was staged. His conspiracy ramblings contain all the usual ingredients, from “crisis actors” to articles dated the day before the incident. You can find his blog here if you’d like to follow him down the rabbit hole. [h/t: James]
One of those things that nobody ever really showed me, that I’d sorta (but not really) figured out by myself, was how to properly work a bolt without picking my head up. I ran across this video in the last few days and thought it might be helpful to some who haven’t quite figured it out yet. If you’re a HSLD Tier Zero operator who operates in operations, it probably won’t be much use to you, so go ahead and watch the video at the link in the first ‘graph a few more times.
I just wish the bolt on my Remington 700 moved as smoothly as this guy’s. Unlike his polished bolt, mine’s just plain ol’ black, the same finish as the receiver. Got any “on the cheap” suggestions to smooth out the action?
Urge California Governor Jerry Brown to VETO gun control bills here: https://www.firearmspolicy.org/the-issues/california/2013-2014/askbrown/