Saturday, November 28, 2015

Gov't surplus 1911's

Boomers may remember that firearms of all types could be mail-ordered prior to the 1968 Gun Control Act. This included 1911's advertised in gun magazines.

Now, according to The Firearms Blog, surplus 1911's will be available through the CMP.

Now, how some about M-14's?

Saturday, November 21, 2015


With a little care, steel tools will last multiple decades.

Guns are steel (and plastic, and aluminum, unobtanium, etc).

They have only two enemies, rust and politicians.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Knoxville Citizen's Police Academy Class

I recently attended the 57th class of the Knoxville Police Department (KPD) Civilian Police Academy. This was a twelve week, one night per week class; with an additional Saturday Range Day.  The course was hosted by Officer Adam Willson of KPD, who brought in guest instructors from the different divisions of KPD.

We went on a bus tour the second week that included a stop by the motor pool, where we saw, among other, more normal vehicles, an armored vehicle used by SWAT -
SWAT Vehicle
and a motorcycle acquired from the Marine Corps that runs on JP-8 fuel, the fuel used by many military vehicles and aircraft.
KPD's Marine Corps Motorcycle
 One week, our instructor was from the Family Justice Center; another week the Knox County District Attorney supplied two prosecutors. We had a presentation on Homeland Security. We also learned about the Patrol Division's Activities.

We went to the 911 Center one evening. I believe it takes a special kind of person to work there, from the initial call screeners, to the dispatchers. They must be in communication with victims, officers, firefighters, and other emergency personnel during high stress events. They must stay cool and calm while doing this.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Paris under siege

Arc de Triomphe, 2 August 2015 002
Photo by Norio NAKAYAMA from Saitama, Japan
Tonight, the world watches as Paris is suffering from a terrorist attack of unprecedented scale.

Were there any armed citizens at any of those venues.


Parisians, like most Europeans, are deprived of the right to keep and bear arms.

Paris, like most of Europe, is a declared gun-free-zone.

But gun bans always only work to disarm the law-abiding, creating killing fields for the evil ones.

Carry. Carry always. Carry everywhere.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Stevie Wonder no longer standing his ground

Stevie Wonder is scheduled to appear at Thompson Boling Arena November 10. The news of his concert may have come as a surprise to those who heard his promise to not perform in Florida, here in Tennessee, or anywhere there is a "stand-your-ground" law.