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If you’ve been checking in on TTAG over the last few days, you know that I spent last weekend at the Bushnell Brawl. It was my first precision rifle match, and I had an absolute blast doing it, though I think the time and financial commitments to be successful will keep me from doing it seriously. My first exposure to the community at large was Thursday night at the shooter prep meeting. I stood in this huge barn surrounded by 119 white men, 1 African American guy, 1 guy who was a quasi Pacific Islander, and a sum total of 8 women, 3 competing and 5 there to support their partners. Looking around the room . . .
By John Crump, republished with permission from ammoland.com
A few weeks ago Louis, a 24-year-old combat veteran of the Afghan War, was sitting at home watching the news and saw a story from Iraq that reported on ISIS, an evil organization that was destroying what his brothers-in-arms had worked so hard to secure. The daily reports of atrocities began weighing heavily on Louis. Louis hoped that the U.S. would confront this evil in the same way in which they stopped the NAZI reign of terror during World War II. However, Louis felt that the U.S. was not doing enough. If his own nation would not do something, Louis decided that he needed to get into the fight . . .
Hanging out with JWT, I’ve come across vets who’ve trained Iraqi and Afghan troops in the fine art of firefights. When I ask if our Arab allies are ready to take back Mosul and otherwise kick ISIS ass, well, let’s just say the vets are not entirely optimistic. Still, someone’s got to it, no? [h/t CC]
I’m not sure what’s up with all the administration’s chatter about the forthcoming – or not – assault on ISIS in Mosul. Why telegraph our military intentions to the enemy? Unless Obama’s Boyz are trying to deflect criticism that the President doesn’t have a plan for combatting the proto-Islamic caliphate’s killers ahead of the Congressional “debate” on the use of force authorization. Or maybe it’s a double fake . . .
May Santa leave exactly what you wanted under your tree. May you spend the day with all of your favorite people, eat most of your favorite foods and avoid that annoying in-law who never fails to drive you freakin’ crazy. To the best readers in the gunoverse, have yourself a merry little Christmas (and a happy new year).
It seems nary a week goes by without a new video clip taking the intertubes by storm, depicting a wedding celebration in some
third world hell hole exotic locale featuring the questionable handling of firearms going horribly wrong. So if you have friends who are bound and determined to tie the knot – and come from a part of the globe that necessitates visitors receive multiple vaccinations – here’s a safety tip: make your excuses, send a nice wedding gift and stay home. Think of all the samolians you’ll save on air fare, not to mention that potentially devastatingly expensive air ambulance ride back to a place with hospitals where you don’t have to provide your own sheets.
Even in the midst of economic uncertainty, plague and riots in the streets there’s still plenty to be thankful for. Each in our own way. Big things and small. Whether it’s health and happiness or moist sage cornbread stuffing and plentiful ammo. So whatever it is you’re thankful for, don’t forget to include our Second Amendment freedoms, too. Not that you would.
The first annual Texas International Firearms Festival – November 8 & 9 at Best of the West Shooting Sports – is just two days away! You need to buy a day pass now – to ensure your chance to sample (and buy) firearms and gear from over two dozen major gun makers. Click here for the full list. Click here to buy a $59 one-day pass or a $95 weekend pass. Ammo included! Cabot Guns witll be there in our retail village, showing off and selling their finely crafted, stunning 1911s. Guns like the beautiful Jones Deluxe. Be at Best of the West Shooting Sports outside Austin this Saturday and Sunday see one for yourself.
The first annual Texas International Firearms Festival – November 8 & 9 at Best of the West Shooting Sports – is in just a few days! You need to buy a day pass now – to ensure your chance to sample (and buy) firearms and gear from over two dozen major gun makers. Click here for the full list. Click here to buy a $59 one-day pass or a $95 weekend pass. Ammo included! CMC Triggers witll be there. Be at Best of the West Shooting Sports outside Austin this Saturday and Sunday and you’ll get a chance to try out some of the sweetest AR triggers around, made right here in the great state of Texas. Come and shoot it!
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