Another Suppressed .22

Here’s one that I built that was just too good to not show.
Its a bit different than most, having a scope on it. I actually built it for someone else that saw mine, and naturally I had to test fire it to make sure that it was 100 percent. You would think that that short 2″ barrel would have a hard time cycling but in actually does great with CCI standard or subsonic ammo and its surprisingly accurate with that scope and a good rest.

Best thing is…its fun to shoot. This has to be the greatest “neighborhood gun” there is…you know, for those quiet shots for critters in the trash can when you don’t want to wake everyone up.

Stacys Gun C

Its a Ruger 22/45 with a Huntertown Arms can on it. Its as quiet as an integral and its not any longer, but it has the added advantage of being able to screw off and attached to another gun. Its the best of both worlds really.

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Modifiying .300 RUM dies to work with the .50 Razorback

I got the dies in for the .50 Razorback rifle. I couldn’t find any .50 Alaskan dies or even .50-110 dies so instead of looking on the Internet for the next two years, I figured that I could modify a set of the .300 Remington Ultra Mag dies to work since it is the parent case of the .50 Razorback.

The factory decapping die works fine, so I left it as is. Here is a picture of it.
Depriming die c

I needed a way to bell the case mouth and size it so I fabricated a die to do just that. This one will uniformly size the cases to .508 and has enough adjustment on it to be able to flare the case mouths enough so that they don’t shave the bullets. It seems to work pretty well and is based of off what is known as a “M” die.

Here is a picture of it assembled and then taken apart so that you can see the sizing button.

Belling die c

Belling die stem c

I had to modify the crimp die. I don’t know that I’ll actually use it but it wasn’t hard to do, I just drilled it out on the lathe.

Modified Crimper c

Here is the bullet seater. It was pretty close to working but the bullet seating stem was just too short. I made one long enough to give me plenty of adjustment so that I can use both long or short bullets. Its about twice as long as the one that was supplied. You’ll notice that it has a shoulder on it. Without that shoulder it would fall through the die.

Modified bullet seating die c
I’m one step closer to shooting.

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The .22 Hornet Project

This is about the .22 Hornet. Too be honest, I never was a fan of it for the simple reason that it was a little bullet that didn’t do anything that other rounds couldn’t do better.  It took some convincing from a friend of mine to show me that it did fill a niche that no other cartridge could do.

He approached me about threading the barrel on his T/C Encore so that he could mount a suppressor on it. I told him that although I could do that I didn’t think he would be happy with it because the Hornet round was just too fast and that the supersonic crack of it would be loud enough that he might as well not even have a suppressor on it.

“No Bob”…he said. “I’m downloading it to subsonic .22 LR speeds. Since .22 ammo is hard to find now, I thought it would be a good idea to have a cartridge that could be made quiet enough to suppress or by just switching out the round it could be pushed to almost .223 speeds”.

I must admit, that got my attention and the wheels began turning fast enough in my brain that smoke started rolling out of my ears. “ Ya know”?  I said, as I was contemplating it. “That idea might actually have some merit”.

So he brought me his Encore barrel and I threaded it. He brought over some of the loads that he developed for it and asked me if we could shoot it with one of my suppressors on it. With a smile on my face, I graciously consented. We screwed it on there and began to shoot.

The sound of it was simply amazing. Or rather…the lack of it. This thing was quieter or as quiet as the several integrally suppressed .22 rifles that I own. Even I was amazed. Pretty much the loudest sound was the hammer whack and the bullet slapping a hole in the target. I was impressed. He was impressed. Had anyone else been standing there they would have been impressed. So cool was it that I immediately went on the hunt for a .22 Hornet rifle. As it turns out Remington and Ruger quit making them years ago and they weren’t so easy to find.

I wanted a bolt action because the striker fired action of the bolt would be quieter than a hammer slap on the Encore and the box magazine would allow some quick follow up shots if need be.  I got on Gun Broker and saw that the average Hornet bolt action rifle was selling for around 700 bucks…not cheap for a pipsqueak round at all. After some checking my local sources I found one in a drug store, that one of my friends that owns and sells guns from it since he has a Firearms License, who everyone calls the “Drug Dealing Gun Runner”  had for 500 bucks. The rifle was a Ruger M 77, and it came with the scope rings and it was in great shape. I bought it. He also had some unloaded bullets and even a set of dies which I needed anyway so I got them too.

As soon as I got it in the shop, I took the barrel off and threaded it. I loaded some 40 grain bullets with 1.3 grains of Red Dot and commenced to shooting it. Not only was it very,very quiet, but it was as accurate as any rifle that I own.

My friend Trent, the guy that started me on this kick, gave me some cast lead bullets that he had molded and powder coated. Powder coated bullets don’t need lube, you just load them up as they are. Since this was my first experience with them, I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical. As it turned out, my fears were unfounded. They shot great and after shooting a few hundred of them there was absolutely no leading in the barrel.

For those that might wonder about the penetration characteristics of a 40 gain bullet moving approximately 1050 FPS, Trent tested some on some landscaping timbers. The subsonic bullet shot right through one and well into the one behind it. Even the full powered .22 LR won’t do that, it buries up in the first timber and stays in it.

The penetration of that lead bullet was impressive. There is no doubt in my mind that this would be a squirrel killing machine, or any other small game for that matter.

So, thinking that it would be cheaper to use lead bullets and it would also be an advantage to be able to make bullets for it when the next runs on guns and ammo hit due to the ramblings of the Socialists in Congress and the present Administration, I made a bullet mold. Here’s a picture of two of them, one of them is a hollow-point mold and the other is solid.

HP Mold 122 Hornet Bullet mold 2 C22 Hornet bullets C22 Hornet bullets and mold

Here is a picture of the gun with a Huntertown Arms .22 can attached. This thing is an exceptionally quiet cartridge. In spite of the long cartridge with a small charge of powder in it, it does very well in this area.

B Silencer on M77 Hornet c

The real utility of the gun lies in the fact that you can go from quiet to deer killing power if need be just by jacking the right bullet into the chamber. Nothing else is required. Its quiet, its accurate, its easy to load, it’s a light rifle and its good looking. Really…it doesn’t get any better than that.

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The .50 Razorback

Here’s an interesting round. Its called the 50 Razorback. It uses a .300 RUM case that is basically cut off at 2.375 and then has a .50 caliber bullet stuffed into it. It’ll take anything from 350 grains up to the .50 BMG super whiz bang bullets an push them out fast enough that it has enough foot pounds of energy to kill any thing on Earth that breaths.

I built this rifle using a Remington 700 that was chambered for the .300 Remington Ultra Mag (RUM). Since that is the parent case of the Razorback, I didn’t have to do anything other than swap the barrel out. The barrel started out life as a blank. It was rifled, so I cut it and profiled it and then fluted it with the hopes of making it light enough to carry and be able to shoot from the shoulder. While its not a light rifle, shooting it from the shoulder isn’t that big of deal.

I used an HS Precision stock, and the Mark X trigger adjusted to 3. pounds. It’s wearing a tactical Leupold MK3 4×14 scope. The scope mounts were drilled out to 8-40 just to be safe. It balances right behind the bi-pod and it looks heavier than it is. The barrel is 26″ long and its got a muzzle brake on it that I built to tame it somewhat.

The real beauty of this rifle is the cartridge can be loaded with cast bullets and can be shot of as little as 50 cents a round depending on the bullets. Since most .50 rifles shoot bullets that cost several dollars a piece, the economy of this thing is what makes it stand out. Although I haven’t killed a wild hog with it yet, reports from others that have say that it kills them right there…there is no running off into the brush.

I’ve been told that either 50 Alaskan dies or 50-110 dies will work, after a few days of searching the net there were none to be found. So, I ordered a set of .300 Ultra Mag dies, and I’ll have to either modify them or build a bullet expander and crimper from scratch.

As of this writing I don’t have them yet, but when I get them I’ll elaborate a bit more.

I had a local shop Duracoat it and they did an excellent job. The finish is uniform and it looks good. Here’s a picture of it. What do you think?

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March 9, 2014
An update on the dies. I received a set of Lee .300 RUM dies. After talking to a couple of friends that own the .50 Razorback, they were using those dies to make them work. While the situation was less than ideal, they did manage to load up some bullets to shoot.

So, after checking them out, it doesn’t look like it will be as big a deal to make them work as I thought it might be. The decapping die will work as it is. Although it has a .308 size button on it to resize the cases after they are deprimed, for the moment I am going to leave it as it is. I may consider making a sizing stem that matches the .50 RZBK case, if its needed. Basically it’ll look the same as the .308 sizing stem with about a .507 or .508 button on it to give a couple of thousanths of tension when seating the bullet.

I will have to modify the bullet seater. It almost worked as it was, but the bullet seating stem is about a quarter on an inch too short. I think I’ll make another about a 1/2″ longer. It’ll need a step on it to keep it from falling through the dies but a piece of .375 rod turned down to the hole size in the die (.313) will work nicely I think.

That’s it. Not too much work to do. Since I cant find the other .50 dies that will work as is, this seems to be a simple solution.

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The Mighty Saiga Shotgun

A while back I was introduced to the Saiga shotgun by a friend. I thought it was ugly as sin but I learned that the real beauty of the Saiga’s is realized when they are customized. One of the reasons that I thought it was ugly was because to be legally imported into the U.S. they had to be modified. They were originally designed to mimic the well known AK and the originals looked a lot like the AK, the firing control group was almost identical and the bolt arrangement was pretty much the same except that every thing was upsized to take the 12 guage shells.

When that socialistic Brady Bill that basically banned cool things to shoot expired, it became legal to modify the shotguns back to way they where originally . This meant moving the whole fire control group forward and moving the pistol grip up to where you could actually pull the trigger and changing the stock. This meant that you had to buy another trigger group since all of the old parts were discarded.

Now here’s another fact of dealing with Saiga shotguns. The gas ports that are used to cycle the shotgun were inconsistent, meaning that some had two gas ports, some had 3 and others had 4. Why the Russians would make them like that is the source of speculation. One theory is that they were supposed to have 4 ports and that guns that were built on Monday and Tuesday were built with 4 ports. Guns built on Wednesday and Thursday had 3 ports because the builders got tired of messing with them and by Friday, they only had 2 ports. Those ports were a pain to drill in the shotgun because the gas holes are actually at a 45 degree angle to the bore and they could be very tricky to place correctly. I’ve heard other stories that involved Vodka, the favorite drink of the Russians but I cant really confirm that. After working on many Saiga Shotgun conversions, I have often wondered if that was in fact the case.

So, I decided to convert one for myself. This one is a SBS, a short barreled shotgun with an 11.5″ barrel and as such it is registered with the ATF as an SBS. Every bearing surface in the gun is polished. The Saiga’s were known to be pretty persnickety when it came to feeding so I tried to remove as much friction in the system as I could.

Using a Tapco Fire Control group along with polishing the rails and the bearing sections of the bolt made the gun much smooter to operate. I enlarged the gas ports and installed an adjustable gas plug that could be tuned for low, medium or high brass as well as buckshot or slugs. So that I could actually get a pattern from it, I installed a Poly Choke “Breacher” which allows the choke to be regulated for the size of shot being used and the pattern you desire. In actual practice, this choke performed much better than I had hoped, it works very well for its intended function.

I installed a MagPul stock for two reasons. The first reason is that like the AK rifles, the stock was just too short. Since the original stoke no longer worked after the conversion, The MagPul was used because it is adjustable. Since most of my AR’s already have them, this just seemed like a natural thing to do. Since I had the MagPul stock in place, the Magpul pistol grip makes it look better and it feels much better than the standard AK grip.

I had to use an adapter to get the grip to fit. Back then, there was no such thing as a MagPul grip on an AK Shotgun so someone designed an adapter. Now MagPul has decided to do it right, and they just started producing grips that affix right to the receiver without adapters or modification. It looks so much better that when I saw one I ordered it and when I get it I will change it out.

Now there are a variety of forearms, but when I built this shotgun there were none. To modify the look, I decided to mill some slots in the forearm. Not only does it look better than stock, it also serves to lets some air in there for cooling. This thing gets really hot when you empty several magazines through it in rapid succession, it needed all the air it could get.

Now for the fun part. This thing shoots ridiculously fast. I have my son on video dumping a factory 5 round magazine in less than one second. That is semi auto, just pulling the trigger as fast as you can. I have done 6 rounds per second. With a firing rate like that, who needs one full auto? Six round per second is a firing rate of 360 rounds per minute. Considering that double ought buck has 9 round per shell in it, that’s 48 .31 caliber slugs per second. It’s absolute hell on targets.

Another plus is that you can get extra magazines that come in 6, 8, 10, and 12 round magazines. Shoot one, dump it an reload another mag. In this category it has ever other shotgun made beat. If that’s not enough for you, you can buy 12, 20 and 30 round drums. Imagine shooting 30 rounds of buckshot as fast as you can pull the trigger.

The 11.5 inch barrel makes it easy to wield and it points naturally. With the Poly Choke on it, it does a wickedly efficient job of placing shot on target at whatever pattern you desire. When screwed down to extra full, it throws such a good pattern at 40 yards that I have actually taken it turkey hunting with me. Fortunately for the turkeys, none of them showed up for me to test the shotgun on.

After shooting a bunch of crows with it, it has become my favorite shotgun. Its quick, handy and lethal. It would make an excellent home defense gun. It is probably the best “assault” shotgun made when its been converted.

Another reason that I like it is because anti-gun weenies see it and either want to run or have to give conscious thought to not peeing all over themselves. Also, I get a sense of satisfaction when someone looks at it and says “On my God! Is that even legal” ? Of course it is you twit…you think I’d be posting it on a Blog if it weren’t?

Here is a picture with the 8 round magazine.
Saiga SBS

Here’s one with the 12 round drum.
Saiga with the 12 round drum

Least but not least…this one is on the Crow “no fly zone” watch.
Saiga 12 1

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The Ruger M77 7.62×39 with a twist…

I’ve been hankering for a bolt action 7.62x 39. With the many rounds of surplus ammo that I have, it just seemed like a natural thing to do. As long as it was accurate, it could be used in a pinch for deer hunting or something if conventional ammo became hard to get due to economic factors or politicians pissing their pants and making stupid statements that caused the gun shop shelves to become empty. Its happened before, and with the yahoos we have running government right now, I’m sure it will happen again.

So, after hunting for one for a few months, it became apparent that they were as scarce as hens teeth. Ruger had made them as well as Remington and CZ, but they all ceased production after a few years due to slow sales. So. it was off to the auction sites I went. Eventually I got one off of Gun Broker.

It was a Ruger M77. It was a sweet little rifle and it had the best out of the box trigger I ever squeezed on a Ruger, which isn’t known for their good trigger. The rifle was smaller than normal, it was Ruger’s version of the Rem Mountain Rifle, the Model 7, which is still popular today.

The only unfortunate thing was that it came with a pencil thin barrel. Thinking that at some point I might want to mount a suppressor on it, that pencil thin barrel was totally unacceptable. So, I knew right off I would have to swap it out.

I had a Shilen match grade barrel blank sitting in the shop that I had intended to use for a .300 Blackout build. It was a .308 barrel with a 1 in 8 twist. Since the barrels for the 7.62’s are generally .310 to .312 I wasn’t sure if that would cut it. So, after much reading and some discussion on the net, I came to the conclusion that it would be OK to use, in fact some people were claiming stellar accuracy.

So the old barrel came off and the new one went on. I made it with a varmint profile which gave me plenty of room for the standard 5/8-24 threads and a good shoulder to screw the suppressor against. To protect the threads and give it a custom look. I built a muzzle brake for it…not that it needs a muzzle brake but I figured I might as well kill two birds with one stone.

I had also hoped that this barrel would take the NOE 247 grain custom .312 mold that I had got off of the Cast Boolits website. That bullet was custom made for the Blackouts and it seemed to work well on them.

So, once I got the barrel chambered and head spaced, I took it off and sent it to a friend of mine to be blued. As it turned out, that bluing was a perfect match for the Ruger. Most people think its an original barrel.

Once I got it assembled and scoped off to the range I went.

I first tried various Milsurp stuff. Russian,Chinese, Yugo, and some stuff that I had no idea where it came from.
It shot all of it extremely well, in fact this is the most accurate rifle that I have seen.

Apparently stuffing .311 ammo into a .308 barrel only had the effect of making it very, very accurate. I was ecstatic.

Next, it was on to the cast bullets. Once again, this thing piles them right on top of each other. Since they were designed to be subsonic, there was no leading what so ever. With a Huntertown Arms .308 Kestral suppressor on it, it was as quiet as any Blackout and very accurate.

This thing is accurate with any thing that is shot through it. Using a 7.62×39 die with a .308 sizer on it, even the .308 bullets are very accurate. It seems like this gun just likes to shoot and it doesn’t really care what it shoots. Its a rare breed indeed. and lots of fun.

Its also nice to know that if bullets start disappearing from shelves due to political reasons, I can cast up as many as I want and keep shooting.

This is working on becoming my favorite rifle. The more I shoot it, the more I like it.m77 3 ce

I told you this rifle shot well. Here’s proof. Best I can do with that scope.
TArget  7.62x39 249g lead. 7.5g AA5c

Here’s a picture of Son #1 shooting the rifle. He likes it too.
Rye Shooting the Ruger 7.62

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The GSG MP5 .22

GSG (German Sport Guns) is notorious for making clones of popular weapons. Their GSG MP5 clone in the .22 version seems to be a good seller here. When I first saw one, I knew it’d be a hit. Having shot the HK MP5 SD3, I figured that a gun that was close to the original but chambered in .22 would be a natural.

I’d been on the hunt for one for several months and never could be in the right spot at the right time. When one came in to the local gun shops, they never stuck around for long, they would usually be sold the first day that they came in. My turn came when one of my friends gave me a call. He had bid on two different guns on Gun Broker, thinking that he would get outbid on one of them and when he woke up the next day he had won both of them. After a short conversation, I agreed to take it off his hands for what he had in it.

I got, took it out of the box and shot the heck out of it. It was great, accurate and very reliable. It came with a fake suppressor on it, to give it the “cool” look but I just couldn’t warm up to it. Before long, I had it in the shop torn down and I put it in the lathe to thread it for the standard 1/2-28 threads that are common to .22 suppressors.

The barrel was a bit small, being .470 diameter, so I cut the threads a bit shallow in order to for the suppressor to be a good snug fit. At first I mounted a Huntertown Arms Guardian to it and although it worked well, it still didn’t have the look that I wanted.

So, back to the lathe it went. This time I cut the barrel down to a length that gave me about 1/2″ past the forearm and rethreaded it. Now, I had to SBR it, due to the fact that the barrel was now less than the legal length of 16″. A Form 2 faxed to the ATF took care of that and made it all legal like.

Once that was done, I instead used the Huntertown Arms 5.56 Kestral. This one was designed to suppress an AR-15, but being user serviceable, it was just the ticket for the GSG. It gave it the classic look that I wanted and an added bonus was that due to the larger diameter and the fact that it had more volume, it was even quieter than the Guardian. The weight wasn’t too bad and the predominate sound when shooting it with CCI Subsonics is the bolt opening and closing. This thing is accurate and fun to shoot.

If you want the look of the HK MP5, with out the high dollar cost of both the rifle and the ammo it uses, this is the way to go. Its been a real crowd pleaser at the range, and its the gun that everyone wants to shoot. Click on the picture for a better look at it. You might like it.

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The Ruger “Lite” .22 Pistol with Huntertown Arms Suppressor

Here is one of the neatest little .22 pistol packages there is. When mated up with the Huntertown Guardian .22, this thing is very light and well balanced. Using the aluminum version of the Guardian, you hardly even notice any weight on the front end.

This gun was meant to be suppressed from birth. It has higher than normal sights so that you can actually see over the suppressor and the barrel comes threaded with the standard 1/-28 threads. It even comes with a thread protector so that you can shoot it without dinging up the threads if don’t have a suppressor.

This thing has been a big hit with everyone that has ever shot it. Its one of my demo guns, meaning that I let people shoot it when they are trying to decide if they want to jump through the hoops to buy a suppressor or not. So far ,to date, its 100 percent on that. No one that has shot it has ever decided not to buy a silencer from me. It’s that fun to shoot. I’ve even had people leave my house and go straight to the gun shop to buy one. I cant seem to keep the things in stock. Even though I’m not what is known as a “stocking dealer”, I have been know to buy several at a time just to resell and to have to go with suppressors that people buy from me. They just don’t last long, I cant keep em. Its an amazing platform really.

This little gun from Ruger has been a hit. The upper is actually made from aluminum and it uses a steel rifled sleeve that is press fit into the aluminum shroud. Its amazingly light, and like most Rugers the gun is usually more accurate than most people can shoot it. With a can on it, it is very quiet.  If you live in the neighborhood and can legally shoot in your backyard, you can use this setup without alerting everyone on the whole block. Most people wont even know you are shooting. For stray cats, dogs, possums or coons getting in your trash at 2am in the morning, this is the answer. Got a skunk stinking the place up? Armadillo in your garden digging holes? Get yourself one of these and end it.


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The Integrally Suppressed, User Servicable .300 Blackout

Well, I did something that I’ve been wanting to do…build an integrally suppressed rifle.

 A local cop contacted me about the possibility of building him an integrally suppressed Blackout on a Savage 110 frame. He had bought one of the Savage “HogHunters” and wondered if I could chamber it in the Blackout. Since it was a .223, it was a simple matter of unscrewing the barrel nut and removing the barrel. I rebarreled and chambered it using a match grade Shilen barrel with a 1/8 twist so that 220 grain bullets could be used and stabilized effectively.

After cutting the barrel to the needed length, I affixed a piece of aluminum tubing over the barrel. I used stainless steel baffles from a popular Silencer Manufacturer that must remain anonymous as part of the agreement to let me use them. These baffles interlock together so that the normal carbon fouling and powder residue wont foul them and the barrel and make them difficult to remove.

I settled on a barrel length of 18″ because of the balance. Most integrals are notoriously front heavy and shooting one is about as ergonomic as placing a 4×4 post to your shoulder. Sixteen inches was just too short. Twenty inches wasn’t bad, but for hunting in a tree stand, shorter is better. 

After I got it all put together, I sent it off to “Camo Solutions” here in Arkansas. I told the owner (Don Mullins) to pick out a pattern that he thought would look good. When it came back a few weeks later, I was very pleased with the outcome. Don has an eye for detail, and his work is head and shoulders about the rest. After using a couple of local shops, I wasn’t impressed. From here on out, whenever I need something dipped, Don’s the man.

Putting it to the test, it actually exceeded my wildest expectations. Sporting the new Nikon 300 scope which seemed a natural for this gun, it is amazingly accurate, piling the bullets right on top of each other. As for sound…better than I had hoped for. It sounds about like a pellet gun. To Illustrate how quiet it is in real terms, I was visited by an Aunt and Uncle from Mississippi. As my wife and Aunt were sitting in the next room, the conversation of guns came up. I showed my Uncle what I had built and he was intrigued. When he asked just how quiet it was, I showed him. I stepped out on the front porch and launched a bullet at my target berm. The Ladies were only about 8 feet away in the next room and they never even looked up. My uncle couldn’t believe it. He exclaimed rather excitedly that he owned pellet guns that were louder.

The more I play with this thing the more I’m gonna hate to see it go. I’ve already shown it to its owner, once we wiped the slobber off of the gun, he told me that he is already thinking about another. He was pleased with the outcome as I was. So much so that I am seriously contemplating building another, for myself.

So, check out the pictures. It’s wearing the Real Tree “Tree Stand” camo. It looks good, shoots good and is quiet, What more could you ask for?Integrally Suppressed User Serviceable Savage 110

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Thoughts about the Aurora Theater Shooting

I’ll Take Grilled Chicken with Cheese

As I was standing in the line at Wendys, a friend of mine asked my what I thought about the shooting in Aurora. He told me that the guy was armored up and that he wasn’t sure what he would have done about it and asked me what I would have done had I been there. I’m not sure, I said, as it was a terrible situation. About then the Manager came up and said, “Sir, your chicken sandwich wont be done for another 6 minutes.” So I took a chair and my friend sat with me and we discussed the tragic situation.

Since he asked for my opinion, I told him. It went something like this:

People get wrapped up on this body armor thing, thinking that it makes someone invincible. It does not.

One of the perps in the Hollywood shootout was killed when a SWAT officer shot the guy through the foot, dropping him to the ground.

If shooting at an apparent spot doesn’t work, you have to have enough presence of thought to try something else. A bullet proof vest will not stop repeated hits in the same area.

Shoot for the legs, the feet, the arms, you gotta do what you gotta do to make the threat cease. If you don’t have the proper mentality then stay out of the fight. Even if you do have it and you do everything correctly you may still die.

I have been an advocate of carrying full sized handguns for years, just for situations like this. The pipsqueak guns aren’t going to do it. If you have the right mindset and the wrong tools, it won’t do it. You are already at a disadvantage because you have brought a handgun to a rifle fight.

Something else to think about.

Thus far, in mass shootings, we have been very fortunate to have for the most part, whack jobs that didn’t have much of a clue about shooting or killing.

I have always thought that one or two guys with a clue, being gun people and having the right backgrounds could make a active shooter event an absolute night mare for first-responders or any one that was unarmed.

The shooter at Aurora, according to reports was brilliant and at the top of his class. He popped smoke, wore a gas-mask and started shooting. It’s a miracle that no more people were killed than there were. He had a well thought out plan and he stuck with it and one thing that liberals and the news media will ignore is the fact that he chose a target rich environment to do it. He had little threat, if any, of opposition becuase it was a NO GUN zone.

I’ve said many times that if you are qualified to carry a gun, then there is no reason not to be able to carry it anywhere and everywhere. NO GUN zones exist for one reason and one reason only…to placate anti-gun people that generally don’t have a clue about reality.

The fools that go screaming for more gun laws are just that…fools making a lot of noise about something they know nothing about. They think that passing a law that is the right way to go, because they are too ignorant to understand that a law does nothing to prevent a crime, it only serves as an enforcement mechanism after the fact.

Lets repeal those worthless laws and give anyone that would at least a fighting chance. Any chance is better than no chance and at least there is hope that you just might get lucky and live.

As for me, I am tired of stupid laws that give the advantage to an attacker. I am tired of the weak mindsets of people that give up before they even get started because they think they are doomed to failure. I am tired of the talking heads telling me that I am responsible for the acts of a lawbreaker that broke the law 3 states over because I own an “assault weapon”. I am tired of people expecting us to bleat like sheep in the face of aggression. I am tired of this “me, me, me mentality” where someone could have stopped an assault but didn’t because their weapon was only for them or their family.

I wish that everyone that could, if in the same situation, would man up and kill the offender and do it with a passion, a purpose, that would make every single person that ever thought about it at least give pause. I wish that as Americans, we would all possess a warrior mentality where you knew you were dead before you intervened so that you could fight an attacker like you were demon possessed; that if all you had for a weapon was a straw in a cup full of coke, you would grab that straw with your thumb over the end of it and try to screw it through the offenders eye ball.

I’m tired of this wussy thought process of laying down and hoping that you won’t get hurt, and that maybe the attacker won’t see you.

It is not the way I was raised, it is not the way I was trained, and it is not me.

And then the manager came out with my chicken and cheese sandwich…

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