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Retired USAF aviator, retired cop
Interests: boating parties, no political parties., politics, boating
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Whatziss you say? a Fotay Revolver? Ain't no sucha thang, you say. Yes there is, and I own one. It is the Charter Arms Pitbull snubbie in 40 S&W caliber. Charter arms deals with the concept of using rimless ammo in a revolver by a mechanical construct which projects little... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2015 at Straight Case
Interesting case, all the more so because it all happened within 5 miles of my residence. Fact set: Crazy kid defeats lock on older brother's gun safe (a sheet-metal type, it sounds like), takes an AR-15, a vest and plenty of ammo then goes to shoot up the local High... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2015 at Straight Case
Again! This is cross-posted from my Rivrdog Blog. Typepad is fixed, so I write... So now I can scribble my sweet nothings about Saving The Culture again! Oh, goody! Bragging Humble: Yes it is possible for a little fish in a big ocean to matter, all you have to do... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2015 at Straight Case
On Wednesday, the pro-2A site, Bearing Arms, published an article detailing several parents of Roseburg shooting victims who had objected to President Obama's political blood-dancing for gun control immediately after the horrific crimes were committed. Yesterday, as the parents/families of the victims were assembled at Roseburg High School to meet... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2015 at Straight Case
...and BTW, NRA, you should have no objection, either. The Straight Spine people propose that NICS be replaced with a system that: Works. For EVERYONE, not just gun dealers and cops. The present NICS totters along, breaking down frequently. It needs to be scrapped and replaced. BTW, Mister President, there... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2015 at Straight Case
Straight Case, formerly a simple gun-blog dedicated to older cartridge weapons, will now become the home of Straight Spine, a prospective new organization which I am putting together. Watch this blog for details. Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2015 at Straight Case
By "old", I mean cartridges which started out as blackpowder rounds. In other words, 38 Special, most of the 32 rimmed stuff (EXCEPT the H&R & the .327 Federal), ALL of the short (and weak) 38's, and most everything the Colt Single Action Army was chambered for. Gawd, I'd have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at Straight Case
Sorry to hear about the sick dog. Cats get colic, too, you know.... Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android From:
...working my huge collection of 9mm brass to cull up the 9mm+P hulls. Gonna put together some hot, fast, light 90-gr short-range stuff with Hornady XTP. It should look like this: 5.5-gr W231, WSP, OAL 1.063 It should make 1250-1400 FPS M/V. That's fast for the XTP, but I'm not... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at Straight Case
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Posted Jan 28, 2014 at Straight Case
A 380 ACP "pocket pistol", 6+1, 13 oz and almost an inch wide (if it ain't square, it ain't Glock!). $475 msrp. Well, what will it's advantages be? None, other than if you are already trained on Glocks, you're trained on the Model 42. According to the uber-knowledgeable The Firearm... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at Straight Case
Just went through the 9mm reloading bullet pages at Midway USA, my favorite place for such. Three months ago, there were 30 selections out of stock for every one available. Now more than half of the selections are available, and if you don't see your favorite bullet, there will be... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2013 at Straight Case
Since I just got some Accurate #9 in, I think I will gin up some of these: 200gr JHP 25.0 gr No. 9 1,676 fps 1.595" CCI 300 Accurate Suggested starting load: 22.5 gr Adding about 175 fps for the rifle barrel of the Marlin 1894, the Muzzle Energy Computer... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2013 at Straight Case
The order: Product ID Product Title Price Qty. Ext. Price AA91 ACCURATE POWDER #9 1LB. (0550) $18.99 1 $18.99 60N NATCHEZ CATALOG $0.00 1 $0.00 HP4101 ALLIANT POWDER 410 1# $17.49 1 $17.49 AA27001 ACCURATE POWDER #2700 1LB (0576) $19.99 1 $19.99 Subtotal Items: $56.47 Shipping: $19.12 Hazmat: $27.50 Total... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2013 at Straight Case
In my not-so-humble opinion, "Bobbed" and "Hammerless" revolvers are nothing less than a waste of tactical advantage, which is what defense with firearms is all about. In this post, esteemed gun-blogger PawPaw writes about how he gave a Smith MDL 60 to a family member, and she shortly complained that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2013 at Straight Case
If you could only have one gun, or you wanted one that would fit in your Bug Out Bag, but still be useful at a distance, which one would you get? Mind you, if you only can have One Gun, it needs to be a serious caliber, at least .357... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2013 at Straight Case
Color me schooled. Just messing around on gun pages, I ran across one article about rifled-barrel shotguns, and it led to reading another, and so on. Rifled barreled shotguns have been around for at least 80 years, but a recent development, the Sabot Slug, has rekindled interest in them. Many... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2013 at Straight Case
Part One is here. Part Two is here. Part Three is here. This all comes to eight pages or so of single-spaced type, so you will need a while to read it. I used the military format for expository writing: tell 'em what you're going to tell 'em, then tell... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2013 at Straight Case
Yep, I had one. A total fail. I recently got some of these 310-grain boolits, with the intention of making some serious "bear loads" for the Colt Anaconda and also some heavy rifle rounds for the Marlin 1894C. After I got the boolits in, I began to look at published... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2012 at Straight Case
The "AK-47" question in the dee-bate the other night was a peek into Obama's mind. It was obviously a planted question, and Obama gave a canned answer to wake up his anti-gun base. Since the same answer would have mande the Blue Dog Democrats unhappy, he was taking a chance,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2012 at Straight Case
Very advanced. You might have to be a serious benchrest shooter to answer this. Problem: I have acquired a rifle in the caliber of .300 Savage. Highly advanced for it's 1921 day of introduction, the 300 Savage had the approximate power of the .30-06 Springfield, but was built into a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2012 at Straight Case
Does anyone know whether this Russian American Armory shotgun uses the same magazinges as a Saiga-12? You can get 10 & 12-round magazines for the Saiga-12, as well as this drum-type 20-rounder, but the RAAC MK-19B comes only with a 5-rounder. I'm impressed with the book stats on this gun,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2012 at Straight Case
I shot my annual LEOSA-04 pistol qualifications yesterday. It was a bit different than usual, because instead of being in a group of 5-15 shooters as I have been before, I was the ONLY shooter, so the entire range was populated by the RO and myself, in that order. Some... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2012 at Straight Case
Finally got the Pitbull to the range. I went to the Clackamas Co (OR) Sheriff's Training Center, the facility at which I do my annual LEOSA04 quals. After the usual check-in, and re-do of all my range-user paperwork (because I dummied and didn't bring my old copies), I was issued... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2012 at Straight Case
Okay, now that I have the Pitbull, what do I shoot in it? What do I shoot for practice and what do I carry for the best defense loads? Here's my first trip around the reloading bench: For max defense, I'm using the Hornady "Hornady Action Pistol" (HAP) bullet, a... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2012 at Straight Case