Bloglikes - Hobby https://m.bloglikes.com/c/hobby/archive/2019-02-19 en-US Sat, 29 Feb 2020 00:09:23 +0000 Sat, 06 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0000 FeedWriter Down Range Radio #610: Reconsidering the .380 http://www.downrange.tv/blog/down-range-radio-610-reconsidering-the-380/42824/
  • This week Michael reconsiders the .380…unlike many, he still has a positive opinion on the cartridge. Also, some thoughts on non-permissive environments.

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    Down Range Radio – Podcast Episode #610.
    Scroll down for reference links on topics discussed in this episode.

    Disclaimer: The statements and opinions expressed here are our own and may not represent those of the companies we represent or any entities affiliated to it.

    Host: Michael Bane
    Producer: Marshal Halloway

    More information and reference links:

    The Michael Bane Blog

    Michael Bane on Facebook

    Shooting Gallery Online (SGO) on Outdoor Channel (Weekly Video Blog)

    “When Does a .380 Beat a 9mm?”/PDN

    Ruger LCP/LCPII

    Browning 1911-380

    Browning 1911-380 Compact

    Armscor “Baby Rock” .380

    “Non-Permissive Environment Carry Tips”/ITS Tactical

    “Deep Concealment Options for the Non-Permissive Environment”/Greg Ellifritz

    The Music of the Pet Shop Boys

    The Music of the Zombie Dandies

    The Music of Holly Golightly

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    Orchids of Singapore: NY Botanical Garden http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/typepad/janeberger/gardendesignonline/~3/QTAt70Bieaw/orchids-of-singapore-ny-botanical-garden.html

    [Author: Jane Berger]

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    Tue, 19 Feb 2019 23:06:45 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Gardening Singapore Events Plants Announcements Gardens by the Bay Orchids Singapore Botanic Gardens Garden Design Jane Berger Exhibitions / Shows NY Botanical Garden Bay Singapore NY Botanic Garden Singapore Botanic Gardens and Gardens
    Moon+ Reader Pro - issues... https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=315393&goto=newpost I was using FBReader for years and really liked it. But with a large library of over 1000+ books the library function FBReader Pro failed miserably-- I suspect it couldn't handle the covers. It was glacially slow.
    So I switched to Moon+ Reader Pro. It can handle the library fine--fast and smooth. However, I'm finding the interface to be very "clunky" and difficult to use.
    Examples:
    - I can't find a fast way to search in a book. In FBReader, while in a book, I just tapped on the screen and the first menu that came up had a search button--so two taps total and I'm searching. In Moon, the only way I can find is to do this: Tap on screen to bring up menu. Click on three dot menu in upper right, then click on "More Operations" and THEN select "search". Multiple steps... it might seem like a minor thing, but for some reason I'm finding this annoying. Is there any way to fix this?
    - When looking at the library (the list of my books) in "My Shelf" of Moon, it seems to take multiple steps to tag a book as a favorites. In FBReader Pro, right in the list of books there is a star that you can click or unclick to make a book a favorite (or remove it as a favorite) with a single click. But in Moon, I have to do the following: click on the 3-dot menu that is there for each book, then click on "Add of My Favorites", then click again to *confirm* that, yes, I really want to add it as a favorite (and adding a category if desired, and then an "import" screen pops up and I have to click *once again* to confirm that, yes, I really do want to save it as a favorite.
    But I'm new to Moon. I'm hoping I'm doing it wrong. Is there any way to fix this?]]>
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    Springfield Nendoroid from Girls’ Frontline http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/plasticandplush/zXeQ/~3/y-KUh9hXoLo/springfield-nendoroid-frontline.html

    From the popular smartphone game "Girls' Frontline", GoodSmile has announced the Springfield Nendoroid figure. Available for pre-order,  through March 13th 2019, Springfield comes with three face plates (standard expression, shooting expression, winking expression), coffee, muffins, and shooting effect parts. Of course, her Springfield rifle is also included. You can pre-order now for ¥5,093 (about $46) with shipping expected in September 2019.

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    Tue, 19 Feb 2019 21:30:03 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Toys Springfield GoodSmile Springfield Nendoroid
    Cthulhu in China https://www.sinosplice.com/life/archives/2019/02/20/cthulhu-in-china It’s always fun to discover cultural tidbits from home unexpectedly implanted in China, whether it’s Marvel superheroes, Steve Jobs, or even potatoes. So it was fun to make these two book discoveries in my local bookstore:

    Snow Crash 雪崩

    Snow Crash ( 雪崩 ) is a classic cyberpunk novel by Neal Stephenson ( 尼尔·斯提芬森 ). 雪崩 simply means “avalanche,” so it’s a shame that this translation seems hardly nuanced. But still… it’s Snow Crash!

    Cthulhu 克苏鲁神话

    H. P. Lovecraft‘s Cthulhu Mythos ( 克苏鲁神话 ) is well-known by all American geeks, but this is the first time I’ve come across it in China. Three volumes, even! The books were shrink-wrapped, so I couldn’t see exactly what they contained without buying them.

    Xi Jinping’s Stories 习近平讲故事

    Finally, there’s this gem: 习近平讲故事 (Xi Jinping Tells Stories). The book was with children’s books, but a quick glance revealed that this was not a book for kids. Yes, it was stories, but it was the sort of pretty straightforward propaganda the cover suggests, intended for adults.

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    Tue, 19 Feb 2019 21:19:40 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Translation Books Steve Jobs China Language Linguistics Neal Stephenson
    Suggestions: Windows software reader opds ebook reader/library? https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=315392&goto=newpost I am used to Android running FBReader + Calibre Connection
    I came into a fabulous fire sale on off lease HP Elitebook tablets.
    It seems fabulous! Except Nobody has anything for windows that holds a candle to Android/FBReader+CalibreConnection
    Even FBReader (for windows) is nothing like Android
    I love that (android) FBReader:
    - has a database
    - uses the database to organize bookmarks across local library
    - connects to my calibre server via opds
    - You "check out" copies of books over wifi(opds) and they download to your devices local FBReader library.
    - when you're not in range of WiFi (and opds is unavailable) you have your local library copy.
    *I'm*shocked* nobody has something like this for Windows :eek: :blink:
    I realize I could install Calibre (full metal jacket) and keep a sync'd copy of the library. But thats not the point. I like that kindle/ibooks apps are read only bookshelves. It is plain simple. but useful.
    Heck! Windows 10 Edge browser keeps trying to open all "ebook" file formats. Even when I change 'default apps' this comes back sometimes. (its windows 10 and never a finished product). And I have no idea where Edge stores it ebook files.
    The only alternative path I am working on is scripting Windows 10 to only use FBReader for the supported file types. If this were straightened out I could always resort to using the calibre web server interface. I still think a collection of files downloaded from the web browser ... it a last resort.]]>
    Tue, 19 Feb 2019 21:07:18 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Books Windows Devices
    Ghostbusters’ Ecto-1 Becomes an Autobot Transformer https://www.sankakucomplex.com/2019/02/20/ghostbusters-ecto-1-becomes-an-autobot-transformer/ Tue, 19 Feb 2019 21:00:51 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Toys International Hasbro Anime Transformers Gamestop Hasbro Inc ECTO Sony Pictures Consumer Products ECTOTRON Aura Possible to view clock on the footer? https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=315390&goto=newpost I know it will only refresh when i update the page, but i would still be useful to me.
    thanks.]]>
    Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:35:35 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Books Kobo Developer's Corner
    Sync pages between eReader and android app for sideloaded ebooks? https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=315389&goto=newpost I have a kobo aura for some time now, but i dont bring it with me outside home. So, while commuting, i continue reading my books on my android device, but when i switch devices i have to manually search the page i was at.
    Is there a way to sync my reading progress between my kobo ereader and any android app with sideloaded ebooks? (sideloaded with calibre).
    I have been able to find some information online, but it is a couple of years old, and this was only possible with books purchased from the kobo store. Is that still true?
    Thanks!
    edit: evermind, just found this thread witht he same question https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=315254]]>
    Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:32:15 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Books Kobo Reader
    TFB Review: TriStar Tactical Shotgun http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheFirearmBlog/~3/KDmnNBi_kE8/ TriStar Tactical Shotgun is an interesting addition to the gun world. I know many will reject it immediately for being a bullpup, and that is fine, but having had a chance to play with a 12 gauge bullpup was a welcomed exit from the gun world standard. Every time I took this shotgun to the range, […]

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    Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:00:00 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Reviews Guns Shotgun Shotguns Tristar Semi-Auto Bullpup Shotgun
    POTD: Brazil at World Shoot Shotgun http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheFirearmBlog/~3/xSmxvj3qd74/ Today’s Photo takes us back to the IPSC Shotgun World Shoot last summer. The World Shoot took place in France and the Open division was won by Josh Froelich, who we had an exclusive interview with. Below you can see some of the shooting challenges that occurred in one of the stages. The shooter only […]

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    Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:00:00 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Guns France Brazil IPSC Photo of the Day World Shoot Shotgun Josh Froelich
    Request: PDF Custom Properties fields https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=315388&goto=newpost I use a Windows 10 machine (and previously 7, vista, etc.) along with a Android tablet. Over the years, I have collected metadata into the PDF books placed them into various places in the Description and created new Custom Properties. I write the metadata into the PDF file because the extra properties/metadata persist when transferred to non-NTFS formatted storage and then back to NTFS storage if it is kept in the file. I have many, many (5000+) PDF files.
    With that background in mind, would it be possible to write out to Custom Properties metadata fields? :help:]]>
    Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:45:41 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Books Calibre Custom Properties PDF Custom Properties
    Marvel Legends Give Fans the ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, ‘Ant-Man’ and ‘Captain America’ Figures They Really Want https://www.slashfilm.com/2019-marvel-legends-figures/ 2019 Marvel Legends Figures

    We’ve already highlighted a ton of the cool movie and TV-inspired toys and collectibles that were revealed at the 2019 New York Toy Fair last weekend. But much like the return of Kenner’s vintage Star Wars figures, we thought some new additions to the Marvel Legends action figure line-up from the Marvel Cinematic Universe deserved to be highlighted on their own.

    This year, Marvel Comics is celebrating their 80th anniversary, and in honor of that milestone, they’re releasing some figures of characters who you might not have expected to ever see available to display on your collectibles shelf. They include fan favorite characters like Korg and The Grandmaster from Thor: Ragnarok, Luis from Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Peggy Carter from Captain America: The First Avenger. Get a look at all of the new 2019 Marvel Legends figures from the MCU below.

    Marvel Legends - The Grandmaster from Thor Ragnarok Marvel Legends - Korg from Thor Ragnarok Marvel Legends - Hela from Thor Ragnarok Marvel Legends - Skurge from Thor Ragnarok Thor: Ragnarok

    First up, Thor: Ragnarok will be getting two different two-packs, and three of the four figures included with them haven’t been released on the Marvel Legends line before.

    The Grandmaster and Korg will be released together, and even though he’s not pictured, we’re hoping that the latter will come with his buddy Miek. Meanwhile, Thor and Loki’s tyrannical sister Hela, the goddess of death, will be released with her not-so-trusty henchman Skurge. Thankfully, Skurge comes with with his gun Des (or is that Troy?) for maximum destruction possibilities. This will be available in fall 2019.

    Marvel Legends - Luis from Ant-Man and the Wasp Marvel Legends - Ghost from Ant-Man and the Wasp Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Ant-Man and the Wasp will bring two characters to the Marvel Legends line for the first time as well. First up, there’s the fan favorite character Luis. While I would have preferred the character to be wearing his street clothes from the first movie, having him looking a little more business savvy for his company Ex-Con is all right too. He’s got that over-eager smile on his face, and even though it’s not likely, it would be great if he had a button that made him spout off one of those long stories we love so much.

    Coming with Luis is going to be the phase-shifting villain known as Ghost. Even though there isn’t a head sculpt of Hannah John-Kamen pictured here, we’re hoping that the figure comes with interchangeable heads. Most of the Marvel Legends figures that required helmets usually come with those kind of accessories, so keep your fingers crossed. This will be available in fall 2019.

    Marvel Legends - Loki and Corvus Glaive

    Marvel Legends - Iron Man from Avengers Infinity War Marvel Legends Iron Spider Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War already has two whole lines of figures from Marvel Legends, but a few more couldn’t hurt. First up, arriving this spring is the two-pack of the mischievous Loki, complete with the Tesseract, as well as Corvus Glaive, one of the children of Thanos.

    As for the second two-pack arriving fall 2019, it’s a bit of a retread of two figures that have already been released individually. Iron Man in his new armor and Spider-Man in the Iron Spider suit. However, they do come with completely new accessories, like Iron Man’s enhanced repulsor blasters that float behind him, as well as Iron Spider’s additional golden limbs.

    Marvel Legends Captain America The First Avenger Marvel Legends Captain America The First Avenger - Peggy Carter Captain America: The First Avenger

    Going all the way back to World War II, we’re getting two never-before-released figures from Captain America: The First Avenger. Not only do we get the classic version of Captain America with the old helmet, leather jacket and vintage shield, but we also get his would-be dancing partner Peggy Carter looking sharp in her military uniform. So now you can give them they dance they never got to have. It arrives in fall 2019.

    Marvel Legends - Spider-Man Homecoming - Spidey and MJ

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Finally, rounding out the new Marvel Legends figures from the MCU, we get a new version of your favorite wallcrawler from Spider-Man: Homecoming and the first figure of Zendaya as Michelle, or as her friends know her, MJ.

    Spider-Man comes wearing a hoodie and his school’s signature yellow jacket on top of the Spidey suit while MJ comes with some extra hands and a different head sculpt. This one will be available this spring.

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    That’s all for the new Marvel Legends figures featuring characters from the MCU. If you’d like to see some of the other Marvel Legends figures coming to shelves this year, including more of the 90s versions of X-Men like Gambit and Jubilee, then you’ll want to hit up ToyArk to get all the details an images you desire.

    The post Marvel Legends Give Fans the ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, ‘Ant-Man’ and ‘Captain America’ Figures They Really Want appeared first on /Film.

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    Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:30:30 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Toys Movies Spider-Man America Sequels Thor Marvel Comics Avengers Marvel Studios Avengers: Infinity War Zendaya Kenner Cool Stuff Ant-man Korg Michelle Loki Peggy Carter MJ Luis Thor: Ragnarok Spidey Tesseract Ragnarok Comic Book/Superhero Marvel Legends New York Toy Fair Ant-man And The Wasp Spider-Man: Homecoming Captain America: The First Avenger Hela Hannah John Kamen Ragnarok Luis
    Targeted Textiles from Designtex and Coalesse http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/3rings/~3/6PmQ0mKHLjg/ Designtex and Coalesse have collaborated on a new line of textiles. While appropriate for any upholstered furnishing, the fabrics are especially tailored to Coalesse designs: “Creating a collection of textiles with a specific suite of furniture in mind allowed for extensive rendering and more nuanced decisions around scale and patterning.”
    Designtex and Coalesse new textile collection on Coalesse chair in red
    Featuring tailored cotton yarn, Italian wool, closed loop yarn, and a linen/wool blend, the collection is comprised of nine distinct patterns.
    Designtex and Coalesse new textile collection sample patterns
    Examples include Burrard, which utilizes a deeply quilted pattern to create surface interest, and Willis, a tight weave that creates a clean, classic look.
    Coalesse and Designtex new textiles willis pattern on sofa
    Designtex and Coalesse new textile collection Burrard pattern on sofa
    These different cloths may be combined with the Bixby patterns, an Italian wool with an intricate geometric design.
    Designtex and Coalesse new textile collection Bixby pattern on ottoman
    Designtex practices an environmentally conscious closed-loop production process, utilizing pre-consumer recycled cotton from t-shirt waste, in addition to finely milled wool and linen.
    Designtex and Coalesse New textile collection on pink ottoman
    Designtex and Coalesse report that the collaboration between textile and furniture design was mutually beneficial and enlightening, manifesting in a more cohesive relationship between pattern and furnishing—less pattern misalignment as well as a more targeted selection of colors. See Designtex and Coalesse to find out more. And read about another recent Designtex textile at Designer Pages Media.

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    Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:16:42 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Books Linen Textiles Willis Bixby Burrard Coalesse Architectural Finishes Designtex Cotton Yarn Textile Designtex and Coalesse collaboration Italian wool New Textile Collection
    Federal Ammunition on Why Bigger Is Better http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ammoland/~3/rXC7QYBbbj4/ USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Being the world’s largest ammunition manufacturer helps Federal deliver a wealth of benefits to hunters and shooters.

    Modern factory ammunition is now built to such a high standard that many shooters and hunters obsessed with accuracy and performance no longer have to handload to achieve the desired result. They simply trust factory ammo to do the job.

    Federal, the world’s largest ammunition manufacturer, has led this charge. It’s obsessed with accuracy and totally dedicated to performance. And it’s been so for nearly a century.

    A World of Difference

    Federal Poly-Wrapped Hollow-Point Syntech Defense Bullet Federal Poly-Wrapped Hollow-Point Syntech Defense Bullet

    Being the largest isn’t just boasting, however. It matters because it allows Federal to deliver a wide range of benefits to the actual consumer.

    It means they can produce the quantity needed to fulfill military and law enforcement contracts, while also offering an unmatched variety to everyone—rimfire, shotshell, handgun and rifle ammo, as well as primers, cases and component bullets for reloaders. Federal makes hundreds of SKUs ranging from .22 LR to .500 Nitro Express, for everything from competition and plinking to big game hunting and law enforcement.

    This manufacturing capacity means hunters and shooters of all stripes can get the exact product that best meets their needs.

    It also means more new products. In 2018 alone, Federal introduced more than 34 items, including Hydra-Shok Deep, Nosler Ballistic Tip in .224 Valkyrie, 3rd Degree with HEAVYWEIGHT TSS, and Syntech Action Pistol. In 2019, Federal will add more than 25 new products, including HST 10mm Auto, Barnes TSX, Berger Hybrid Hunter, Black Cloud TSS, Syntech PCC (Pistol Caliber Carbine) and Fusion 450 Bushmaster.

    Finally, Federal’s size allows it to give back to the industry and country by investing in legislative and conservation efforts that protect the Second Amendment and support the North American Wildlife Conservation Model, which ensures that future generations of American hunters will enjoy the great outdoors.

    Humble Origins

    Federal began humbly in 1922 when Charles L. Horn took control of a three-year-old fledgling ammunition manufacturer. Knowing he faced fierce competition from a pair of established ammo companies, he embarked on a novel strategy. Horn worked to get his products—which at the time consisted only of shotshells produced in a 9,000-square-foot factory—onto the shelves of barber shops, gas stations, and grocery stores. He also succeeded in establishing a contract to sell Federal Ammunition through Montgomery Ward & Co., and Sears. The strategy worked and helped the company grow. In 1941, Federal secured a contract worth $87 million from the U.S. government to build and operate the Twin City Ordnance Plant in Arden Hills, Minnesota, which was a critical contributor to military ammunition and other defense products production during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam conflict.

    Today, Federal is part of Vista Outdoor, Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation corporation which also owns CCI, Speer, Estate, Blazer, Independence, Alliant Powder and more—all brands are run by Ammunition President Jason Vanderbrink.

    The Federal Ammunition factory in Anoka, Minnesota, is now a 700,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility where 1,400 employees work in three shifts, 24/7, to produce millions of rounds of centerfire, rimfire and shotshell ammo per day.

    The factory is vertically integrated, which means raw materials enter one door and finished product rolls out the other end. Importantly for quality control, the factory is also self-sustaining—all the personnel needed to build quality ammo are on site, including machine operators, plumbers, and electricians. There’s a machine shop, equipment maintenance, manufacturing engineering, product development engineering, marketing, and sales. And to make sure the ammo performs at that high level, the site also contains 16 test ranges—10 centerfire, one rimfire, and five shotshells.

    “We don’t just buy parts and put them together, or have other companies load stuff for us,” said Vanderbrink. “We do it all on site, and every day our manufacturing facilities consume tons of plastic beads, lead, brass strips, copper, steel, and chemicals. These materials are used to build our own bullets, pellets, cases, primer parts, primers, shotshell hulls, shotshell heads, and more. The consumer benefits because we have complete quality control, and our seasoned operators have decades of experience.”

    Also, Federal has a contract with the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Missouri. The facility is the single largest supplier of small-arms ammo for the United States military, with an output of nearly 1.4 billion rounds per year. With the capacity to produce millions of rounds per day, all with Lake City’s famed mil-spec brass and bullets, the facility ensures that Federal can continue to provide its customers with the ammunition they need and the quality they expect.

    Although Lake City is not a Federal property (it is owned by the U.S. government), it is like other Federal factories in that the facility’s reputation is built on hard work, attention to detail, and the dedication to produce the very best. Its 76-year track record of crafting high-quality ammunition speaks for itself, and Lake City components have earned the trust of the most discriminating shooters.

    Federal’s sister companies, Speer and CCI, based in Lewiston, Idaho, also generate industry-leading products. The size and output of these two companies adds to Federal’s overall strength and consumer reach.

    “CCI and Speer are separate companies and brands with their own production teams,” said Vanderbrink. “However, all brands work together to share business insights, research and development, factory capacity, manufacturing best practices, technology, safety, innovation, and more. Taken together, it allows us to build better products. Our competitors simply do not have multiple factories and pools of knowledge, experience and expertise in every field. But, we do, and we take every advantage of that.”

    The ability to instantly access the knowledge and experience of the teams at Federal, CCI, Speer and other brands gives the company an enormous advantage over other manufacturers. It makes Federal larger and stronger, and those deep resources pay off in product development and serving the market.

    Industrial Powerhouse

    Shooting Federal Ammunition AR15 Rifle

    According to the 2017 annual report prepared by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Federal had purchase numbers of 21 percent for end users who bought shotshell, 11 percent for the amount of rifle ammo purchased, and 14 percent of the handgun ammo sold. But when you factor in the other brands under the Vista Outdoor umbrella—the totals are even more impressive. Share of buyers for rifle ammo is 30 percent, handgun 37 percent and shotshell is 26 percent. Considering that in 2017 more than 200 million boxes of ammo were purchased in the United States, you can see just how big Federal’s ammo operations have become.

    Vista Outdoor Company is a publicly held corporation, and it is required to file annually with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. According to the most recent filing, Federal is now number one in market share. It is also number one in purchased rifle ammunition and number one in purchased law enforcement ammo.

    Federal and Speer lead the law enforcement market. “Although ammunition produced for the law enforcement market isn’t tracked in the same manner as consumer ammo, we know our Speer LE brand is number one, based on the number of contracts we have with law enforcement departments nationwide,” said Vanderbrink.
    CCI is the leader in rimfire, making a wide variety of loads for varmint and small game hunters, as well as competitive shooters and plinkers.

    Not Just Numbers

    But the story is not just about numbers. Over the years, Federal has been a leader in safety. Today’s upland and waterfowl hunters take for granted the fast and easy way to determine the gauge of a shell—by its color. That wasn’t the case before 1960. But Federal led the way by color-coding its hulls.
    Federal has also pioneered by reducing the lead footprint in ammunition through its Syntech product line. The polymer-encapsulated Syntech bullet eliminates both lead and copper barrel fouling, and the exclusive Catalyst lead-free primer provides the cleanest, most consistent ignition possible. Those are just a couple of the reasons it received the 2017 NRA Golden Bullseye Award.

    Federal has been a leader in innovation as well. In 1977, it created the Premium line of centerfire rifle and shotshell ammunition. The initial Nosler Partition and the Sierra boat-tail hollow point offerings both brought handloader-level accuracy and performance to everyone. The number and variety of Premium items swelled over the coming years, and today you can find a Premium product in every category. And whether it’s a 22 LR round for small game, a trap load for competition, self-defense ammunition or anything in between—all Premium products share common threads.

    “They all offer what we call ‘The Premium Difference,’” said Vanderbrink. “No matter what kind of product it is, each is built with the finest components and held to our tightest quality standards.”

    For centerfire rifle hunting ammo, for example, that means Gold Medal primers, the finest in the industry, as well as nickel-plated brass and specially formulated, clean-burning propellants that provide the most consistent and reliable performance.

    Lasting Legacy

    But the company’s lasting legacy just might be its dedication to conservation and its leadership in supporting programs that help develop the next generation of American sportsmen and women. Horn was a dedicated conservationist, and he made sure Federal supported passage of the Pittman–Robertson Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act, the cornerstone of American conservation efforts. Among other sweeping reforms, the act created a self-imposed excise tax on ammunition and firearms, which has raised billions of dollars to help preserve wildlife, habitat and the American sporting tradition.

    Federal was an early supporter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, National Wild Turkey Federation and Pheasants Forever, and it continues to support these groups today. It also supports the Ruffed Grouse Society, Ducks Unlimited and Whitetails Unlimited.

    Last year Federal announced its continued sponsorship and support of one of the largest and longest-running gateways to a variety of shooting disciplines—the National 4-H Shooting Sports Program. It offers boys and girls ages 8 to 18 instruction and competitive opportunities in disciplines including archery, muzzleloading, pistol, rifle and shotgun. Currently, more than 450,000 youths and 20,000 state- and national-certified volunteer instructors are active in 4-H programs directed through the Cooperative Extension Service of the Land Grant Universities in 47 states nationwide.

    Federal and CCI are also the Official Shooting Sports Partners of the Boy Scouts of America. The shotshell and rimfire ammunition partnership supports 1,620 Scout camps that offer shooting sports across the country. The brands are also the exclusive ammunition sponsors at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, home of the Boy Scouts National Jamboree and high adventure courses.

    “Federal’s history is directly tied to conservation and conservation organizations,” said Vanderbrink. “We started making shotshells in 1922—the low point for most game species—so investing in conservation and restoration of wildlife was an important business strategy if we were to make it as a company. In 1937 we began investing in 4H Conservation Camps specifically to help the next generation avoid future dustbowls. As we have grown, we have seen new conservation issues emerge, and new conservation groups.”

    Federal’s support of these organizations pays off in ways many hunters might not realize. The partnership with NWTF, for example, was critical in getting states to modernize their shot size restrictions to allow turkey hunters to use the smaller pellets in Federal’s new, more powerful HEAVYWEIGHT TSS payloads.
    Federal’s size and reach also allow it to work effectively and tirelessly for American sportsman in the halls of power.

    “We have brought our internal government relations staff to bear on issues such as public lands and CRP in the Farm Bill,” said Vanderbrink. “It is a powerful force multiplier when a large company that employs thousands of people talks to policy makers about how access and conservation are critical to our business and to jobs in their states. It simply means more coming from us rather than from non-profit advocates. But what really separates us from the rest of our industry is that we have and deploy a conservation and government relations staff to benefit the industry as a whole, so when a consumer chooses Federal they are also supporting conservation, the Second Amendment and public lands.”

    Why Big Is Best

    Federal’s drive to be the world’s biggest ammunition manufacturer has never been rooted solely in creating profits for investors. It has always been based in the far-larger desire to build something uniquely American. To provide well-paying jobs for employees so they can support their families and contribute to their communities. To build superior products that perform at exceptionally high levels, whether the end user is a member of USA Shooting competing at the Olympics, a backcountry elk hunter who hears the electrifying sound of a bugle at first light, or the weekend plinker at the range with their son or daughter and a .22. Federal is guided by its abiding belief that hunting and shooting are integral American pursuits that need to be cherished and passed on to new generations. By leveraging its resources and position, it accomplishes all these goals and more, yielding benefits for all who love to shoot.

    See more at: www.federalpremium.com.

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    Of Course They’re Talking about Taking Your Guns http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ammoland/~3/ziQ59OT3SyE/ Make no mistake, by the gun-grabbers' own words on rare occasions when they're not lying, this is their end goal for gun owners. They'll take incremental surrenders to get there. And some ostensibly on “our side” are helping them by backing existing and new infringements. (U.S. Air Force photo)

    U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “No one wants to abolish the Second Amendment,” a News & Record letter to the editor from last April declared. “No one wants to take away our guns. Anyone who tells you otherwise is simply not being truthful.”

    I bring up this older piece because it so perfectly covers all bases of the lies told by the citizen disarmament lobby in order to advance edict after edict until exactly what they’re claiming won’t happen is a done deal. But don’t take my word for it.  Take theirs.

    Let’s start with the first lie that no one wants to abolish the Second Amendment. Note that just the week before the editorial writer was telling his readership that whopper, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens was making headlines for endorsing exactly that in The New York Times.

    The month before, I cited similar demands, including two in The Times and one in Gannett Publications. And before that, Rolling Stone was calling for repeal. And before that, Vanity Fair. Democrat Rep. Major Owens actually introduced repeal resolutions in Congress in 1992 and 1993.

    Directly related to this, let’s not forget — as the Supreme Court noted in Heller:

    “The very text of the Second Amendment implicitly recognizes the pre-existence of the right … This is not a right granted by the Constitution. Neither is it in any manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence.”

    Shall we now examine the rest of the lie that no one wants to take our guns? Tell that to Gabrielle Blair, a.k.a. “Design Mom,” who has done gun owners an (unintentional) service by expounding on the reality that she and others want to do just that in “It’s too late. You’ve lost your guns.”

    Her premise is based on another huge lie:

    “Hey, we tried to do this in small ways that wouldn’t freak you out, but you wouldn’t compromise even an inch.”

    Do we even know how many tens of thousands of “gun laws” are on the books at the federal, state and municipal level, how many rules, how many edicts, how many restrictions on keeping and bearing arms…? It’s because that inch has been given (or ), and another, and another, that Nancy Pelosi finally felt comfortable enough to admit that she was counting on the previously ridiculed “slippery slope” to take us to the bottom of the citizen disarmament slide.

    And yes, of course that includes actualizing the early dream of a handgun ban (proposed back in 1976 by the founder of what would become the Brady Campaign). At this writing, the Supreme Court is being asked to consider whether California’s ban on all new handguns is constitutional. Then we have semiautomatics demonized as “assault rifles,” with all kinds of existing and proposed bans.

    Denials notwithstanding, the plan to take guns from citizens has been an open secret for over 50 years.  Consider this assertion from Sen. Thomas Dodd, principal force behind the Gun Control Act of 1968:

    Most Americans don't know about this is because those who want to disarm them find it more convenient to suppress the truth and replace it with benign-sounding lies. (GUNS Magazine, Jan. 1968)

    Fast forward to the present and we have the Speaker of the House threatening that the next president could declare a national emergency on guns if President Trump carries out his immigration plan. Who thinks they don’t plan on playing that card regardless, as soon as the right “gun-free zone” exploitation presents itself?

    It should be clear to all that nothing less than a monopoly of violence is being demanded by would-be totalitarians and their useful idiot followers offering the “No one wants to take your guns – all we want are common sense gun safety laws” deception.

    They want to take your guns.  They’ll lie and worse to do it. Gun owners are right to not give an inch and to decry “compromise” by some representing themselves as “gun rights leaders” (and their apologists) for helping the gun-grabbers with a divide-and-conquer piecemeal surrender strategy.

    Also see:Filling Sallie’s Holes.”


    About David Codrea:David Codrea

    David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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    POP! Movies – Ghostbusters http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/plasticandplush/zXeQ/~3/hXxDGT5g7Js/pop-movies-ghostbusters-2.html

    Toy Fair likely more like a Ghostbusters convention at the Funko booth, where they have announced a number of Ghostbusters collectibles announced at the show. I think it's just easier to simply list everything that they've announced...and it's  a lot.

    Pop! Keychain Slimer
    Pop! Keychain Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
    Pop! Pez Slimer
    Pop! Pez Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
    Pop! PEZ Dr. Peter Venkman
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    Pop! PEZ Winston Zeddermore
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    Pop! PEZ Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (Angry) and Slimer Glow available at Walmart.
    5 Star Dr. Peter Venkman
    5 Star Dr. Raymond “Ray” Stantz
    5 Star Winston Zeddemore
    5 Star Dr. Egon Spengler
    SuperCute Plush Slimer
    SuperCute Plush Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
    Slimer pen toppers
    Stay Puft Marshmallow Man pen toppers
    Ghostbusters Mystery Mini Series (Funko Specialty Series and GameStop Exclusives)
    Pop! Movie Moment - Dr. Peter Venkman and Dr. Egon Spengler struggle with a resisting Slimer
    Pop! Town building and Peter Venkman Pop! figure
    Pop! Slimer chowing down hot dogs
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    Pop! Dr. Peter Venkman
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    Pop! Winston Zeddemore
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    Translucent Pop! Slimer chowing down hot dogs (Walmart Exclusive)
    10 inch Super Sized Pop! Stay Puft Mashmallow Man (Game Stop Exclusive)

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    SIG SAUER Introduce NEW 120gr Supersonic 300BLK SBR Elite Copper Duty Ammunition for Short Barrel Rifles http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheFirearmBlog/~3/DgSSlSuuP1E/ SIG SAUER 300blkSIG Sauer have announced the introduction of a new 120 grain supersonic .300 Blackout round for their Elite Performance range. SIG Sauer describe the new round as a duty round optimized for SBRs with sub-9 inch barrels. The new round uses an all copper bullet in a black oxide case. Here’s SIG’s press release on […]

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    Touch Anyway to remove book bundles from Nook? https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=315387&goto=newpost Any way to get rid of them?]]> Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:58:57 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Books Barnes & Noble NOOK It’s Not About New Laws; It’s about Enforcing the Ones We Have http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ammoland/~3/LjpcVulTtaQ/ Opinon
    By Larry Keane

    Mass Shooting School Gun Laws Bans It’s Not About New Laws; It’s about Enforcing the Ones We Have

    USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The murders in Aurora, Illinois, reveal the inability or unwillingness of many in authority to ensure that our existing laws are working. The convicted felon who murdered five at his workplace last week should never have had a gun. We need to know why that happened so it can be fixed so it never happens again.

    We already have the laws we need to stop the criminal misuse of guns. Drafting new laws, especially since nearly all proposals affect only the law-abiding, distracts us from the real solutions that are at hand. Getting these priorities backwards can and does cost lives.

    We need political leaders who will assume responsibility for ensuring law enforcement agencies have the resources and authority to carry out their responsibilities. Those agencies must ensure they are doing what the law was intended to do.

    Implementation is the Hard Part

    That process, accomplished out of the public spotlight, is a whole lot harder than holding press conferences and passing new laws. Successful implementation of laws and continuing oversight does not make news. Lax, inadequate, misfocused or neglected enforcement does make news in the form of tragic incidents.

    Since the news broke in the Illinois case, we’ve learned the murderer had been convicted for felony aggravated assault in Mississippi in 1995. One report said he’d bludgeoned and stabbed his girlfriend, which was documented in the victim’s own words in police records.

    He served less than three years of a five-year prison sentence and continued to tangle with law enforcement. He was arrested six times by Aurora Police for traffic and domestic violence issues, including a 2008 arrest for violation of a protective order. Nearby Oswego police arrested him in 2017.

    Despite his 1995 conviction, this felon was granted an Illinois Firearms Owner Identification Card (FOID) in 2014.

    Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman said the man’s past record “would not necessarily have shown up on a criminal background check conducted for the FOID card.” Successful applicants must not have been convicted of a felony. Disqualifications include domestic battery offenses. Just days after being issued this FOID, the murderer purchased a handgun.

    Sending Out a Letter

    Only when the murderer applied for a concealed carry permit did authorities ascertain his criminal past and that he was a prohibited person. They denied the permit and sent an FOID revocation letter to him, but no one acted to recover the firearm they knew he had. One report noted that Illinois State Police lacks the manpower and relies on an “honor system.”

    The result of this poorly thought-out system is that the murderer took a gun he should have never owned, and the State Police knew he possessed, into his workplace. Moments after being fired, he began killing his co-workers.

    Giffords Law Center rated Illinois “B+” for enacting strict gun control measures, ranking it 8th among all states for strengthening extreme risk protection orders, violence intervention programs and extended firearms purchase waiting periods. Illinois has some of the strictest gun laws on the books.

    Where is the grade for the oversight to ensure that those laws work? It’s not enough to pass a law and move on.

    Passing a new law is exactly what the Illinois legislature did. In a move that will do nothing to make our communities safer, Gov. J.B. Pritzker recently signed a duplicative law to regulate firearms retailers already subject to federal regulation. Legislators are considering more new laws, including additional taxes on guns, requirements to turn over social media accounts to buy guns and bans on entire classes of firearms.

    Presidential Hopefuls Want More Laws

    It’s not just Illinois, of course. Democratic presidential hopefuls call for more laws. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar tweeted that America needed universal background checks, despite these very checks failing to stop the Illinois murderer.

    California Sen. Kamala Harris cites the need to ban so-called “assault weapons,” despite most murders being committed with handguns. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren blames the NRA for a public health emergency she claimed could be cured by more research. New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand demonizes the firearms industry for what she said is indiscriminately selling guns to criminals, terrorists, children and the mentally ill.

    Don't Lie for the Other Guy Don't Lie for the Other Guy

     

    Sen. Gillibrand should know that it was the firearms industry that provided the model for trying to ensure that existing law works better in the form of the successful Fix NICS legislation to incentivize states to submit all disqualifying records to the FBI’s National Criminal Information Center that is searched as part of a background check to purchase a firearm. She co-sponsored and voted for this legislation before it was signed into law last year by the President. She, and these other politicians who run on gun control promises, conveniently ignore the fact that it is the firearms industry that runs programs to keep guns out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have them. The industry works with ATF to prevent straw purchases and better secure retailers against thefts.

    Our industry is integral to a national partnership to help prevent suicides with firearms, and our industry has rolled up its sleeves to be involved in implementing real solutions that work to make our communities safer. It’s time our elected officials do the same.


    About NSSFNational Shooting Sports Foundation

    The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 12,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on here.

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    Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:39:12 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Mississippi Guns America Fbi Illinois Nra Don National Shooting Sports Foundation Aurora Illinois State Police ATF State Police Pritzker NICS NSSF Aurora Illinois Massachusetts Sen Elizabeth Warren Gun Rights News Failed Gun Control Minnesota Sen Amy Klobuchar Larry Keane Sen Gillibrand New York Sen Kirsten Gillibrand California Sen Kamala Harris National Criminal Information Center Giffords Law Center Aurora Police Kristen Ziman Nearby Oswego Illinois Firearms Owner Identification Card FOID
    Contact Your U.S. Representative Today. Ask Them to Vote Against H.R.8 & H.R.1112 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ammoland/~3/yYiBnEVj7TY/ Opinion

    U S Capital Building Congress Contact Your U.S. Representative Today. Ask Them to Vote Against H.R.8 & H.R.1112

    Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Dear Second Amendment supporter:

    The U.S. House Judiciary Committee just passed H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112, and they have been sent to the U.S. House floor for a vote!

    These are Pelosi-Bloomberg gun control bills designed to score political points, and they won’t have any impact on crime or criminals, don’t address America’s broken mental health system and don’t address the underlying causes of violence. For more information, click here.

    Take Action Button

    H.R. 8 criminalizes the private transfer of firearms and targets law-abiding gun owners for persecution. It would make criminals out of law-abiding gun owners for simply loaning a firearm to a friend or some family members. This bill would not stop criminals from obtaining guns because criminals do not comply with the law. And the legislation would be unenforceable without federal gun registration.

    H.R. 1112 would allow the government to arbitrarily delay firearm purchases for over 20 days and make it more difficult for law-abiding Americans to defend themselves and their families.

    Again, please contact your Representative today at (202) 224-3121 or here and urge them to vote against H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112!

    Thank you.


    National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

    About:
    Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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    Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:23:10 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Guns America Fairfax U S House U S House Judiciary Committee Gun Rights News Institute for Legislative Action ILA National Rifle Association of America ILA Pelosi Bloomberg
    Dream Bedding – Pom Pom at Home x COCOCOZY Design House http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cococozy/zOlp/~3/23l5wuUVUU4/ [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]]]> Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:55:35 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Books Any auto send to email setting? https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=315385&goto=newpost I have a folder in Dropbox that auto uploads a book into calibre. My book is then automatically converted to my preferences. I have also setup the "send to email" section in calibre and my kindle email address is working perfectly. I would like to know if there is a way to auto send to email those new books to my kindle. I hope I'm making sense in describing what I would like to accomplish.]]> Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:41:41 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Books Calibre Queen of Hearts Lady http://mimikirchner.com/blog/archives/2019/02/queen-of-hearts-lady/

    Sometimes it can be a VERY long time between me considering something and it actually getting made. It might be nearly 10 years ago that I drew out a playing card lady and put some fabric together in a ziplock bag. I’m sure this lady isn’t exactly what I imagined originally but I’m happy and will work on this design some more.

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    Bookworm for Windows? https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=315384&goto=newpost posted elsewhere earlier:
    I’m looking for a(n ideally FLOSS) e-reader that works on both Windows and Android so I can start building and cross-referencing my library. I’m currently using Calibre but did play with Xodo before and liked both (Xodo has the nicer interface and allows for writing on pages with a stylus – that’s awesome).
    The killer feature I need is saving any highlighting and bookmarking right into the file (generally PDF, and now more often EPUBs as well). If I can extrapolate highlights along with page numbers and citations – APA or otherwise – that would be even better. If there is some citation software out there that does this, that’s fine too (I have EndNote but don’t think this is an option there just yet).
    ... since then I've been very excited to discover a neat app, Bookworm. Only it's not for Windows, where I do most of my reading currently.
    So now I ask you guys: how do/would you manage the above task? What's the best software out there to create an interconnected, searchable, annotatable text archive?]]>
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    January 2019 NICS Checks Similar to the Previous two of the Trump Era http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ammoland/~3/jYkh2OVpzSM/ January 2019 NICS Checks Similar to the Previous two of the Trump Era

    U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- We have entered the third year of the Trump era of National Instant Background Checks (NICS). It started with a January very similar to the last two years. National Instant Background Checks (NICS) is the background check required for most sales of firearms by federally licensed firearm dealers.

    There were 2,165,094 checks for January of 2019. In the first January of the Trump era, ihn 2017, There were 2,043,184 NICS checks. In the second January, (2018), there were 2,030,530. The three Januarys are remarkably similar, all within a range of only 134,564 checks.  The smallest number is in 2018. It is 93% of the largest, in 2019.

    These numbers are tempered by the increasing numbers of NICS checks that are done for other purposes. The number of carry permits in the U.S.A. continues to grow. That number is approaching 18 million. Permit checks and permit rechecks done in the NICS system are about half of all NICS checks.

    In half of the states, this is offset because permit holders are able to purchase guns by using their permit to meet the background check requirement, instead of another background check. 25 States do not require an additional NICS check once the background check for the permit is done.

    Here are the states where a NICS background check is not needed for purchasing a gun from a federally licensed firearms dealer, if you have a state carry permit:

    Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

    There were 1,162,142 permit and permit rechecks done in January  of 2019, 1,041,255 permits and permit rechecks done in January of 2018, and 993,743 permit and permit rechecks done in January of 2017.

    When we subtract the permit and recheck NICS, the numbers for January 2017, 2018, and 2019 are  1,049,441 in 2017, 989,275 in 2018, and 1,002,952 in 2019.

    Those numbers are a little flatter than the total NICS checks.

    Americans are still buying lots of guns. The rate has declined a bit from the feverish level of 2016, but is high by historical standards.

    If private gun purchases continue at the current rate, the American private stock of firearms will reach five hundred million guns by the end 2024.

    Determining the exact number of private guns in society is difficult. One assumption is that unofficially manufactured guns and illegally imported guns, offset guns that wear out or are destroyed.

    Official numbers do not count guns made by individuals. In the United States, individuals have the right to make their own guns without a federal license. How many do so is unknown.

    Kits for making your own guns, including tooling and parts, have become common and popular.  While some guns are made from scratch, many are created using kits. Most kits can be purchased through the mail, without any special license.

    In some jurisdictions with strong legal restrictions against firearms ownership, homemade guns are a significant number of firearms in society. In Nigeria, 74% of the firearms confiscated are homemade.  In China, over 98% of guns owned in the country are illegal. Many of the estimated 50 million illegal guns in China are homemade.

    Legal barriers to firearm ownership apply whether the firearm is homemade or produced by a factory.


    About Dean Weingarten:Dean Weingarten

    Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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    Big Truck http://www.saysuncle.com/2019/02/19/big-truck/ I drive a big ass truck. Because I have to. This one, actually. It’s for work. I’ve never understood the appeal of big trucks unless you have to have one for a specific reason. And guys and gals who take their big ass trucks and make them bigger and asser make no sense to me. But it’s a free country (haha). They’re not particularly pleasant to ride in because they are loud, bumpy, and big ass. Not a lot of parking lots (I’m looking at you Chick Fil A) have spaces that are conducive to big ass trucks. Especially if you have 16 inches of heavy duty tow ball hitch hanging the back. I’m taking up 1.25 parking spaces generally.

    I haul around 100 diesel tank, tools, and, regularly enough, the occasional piece of heavy equipment. If they had a small car that could haul such things, I’d be in. A few things about big ass trucks:

    They don’t come to a stop as well as your car. So avoid pulling out in front of them, especially if they’re hauling a 9,000 pound machine on a 2,000 pound trailer.

    When you see a big ass truck coming the opposite direction, get over to your right. I’ve had at least three dumbdicks take out my mirrors while I’m as far over the right as I can get and they’re hugging the yellow line.

    We back into a lot of parking spaces because it’s easier to get out.

    If you’re riding our tails too close, we can’t see you.

    I say all of this because this song came on the radio today and for no other real reason:

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    The state of gun control http://www.saysuncle.com/2019/02/19/the-state-of-gun-control/ Sebastian isn’t that hopeful. I would also offer that the trend away from actual grassroots websites with SEO driven firearms content and social media is a factor. And with social media, they increasingly can manipulate the message.

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    Of course http://www.saysuncle.com/2019/02/19/of-course-4/ Dems Oppose Bill Alerting ICE To Illegal Immigrants Trying To Buy Guns

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    Bump stock ban struck down http://www.saysuncle.com/2019/02/19/bump-stock-ban-struck-down/ In Cincinnati. Seems the state’s preemption law is why.

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