Gun Storage and You

Podcast Here: https://resolutedefense.podbean.com/ Let’s talk about gun locks. There are a lot of ways to keep your firearms secured from thefts or curious hands. Some of them are more secure, but harder to access (heavy safes). Some options are faster to get to, but much less secure (putting guns on high shelves). What do we do…

What Adults Can Do

Podcast Link: https://ernels84.podbean.com/e/what-can-the-adults-do/ There’s a meme going around Facebook telling children to “Walk UP, not OUT.” It’s a counter-argument to the Nationwide Walkout for Gun Violence. The supporters of this idea think that walking out is useless. They see the real problem as other people’s children being shitty to one another. This is clearly the cause of…

A Defense of the 2nd Amendment

Link to Podcast: https://goo.gl/Hnbhqp I keep hearing people insist that the Constitution is a ‘malleable, living document’ and that “we need to be willing to work around the 2nd Amendment to protect the common good.” What if I suggest we ‘work around’ the 1st Amendment? We can restrict the right to assemble or to protest. Sure, we’d…

Ammo’s Cheap. Surgery Isn’t.

The Firearm Blog shared an image from one of their users named Scott B. It shows a primer that has been ignited and a case ruptured apart.  As you can see, the primer has  sharp vertical crease and the case has been completely demolished. So we can infer that the primer was ignited by something…

It’s not the guns, it’s our culture

It’s a cultural problem. I don’t like weighing in early after a mass casualty event. We’re still uncovering motivations– trying to unscramble the egg that would lead someone to overcome the most primal of human taboos and hurt a child. In some respects, there might be no explanation that offers any real answer, because we…

Accurizing the Rem 700: Part 2

This was by far the most labor-intensive and costly part of this whole project. The specialized tools are not cheap and it was several hours of grunt work and angling myself around my lathe in order to do the machine work necessary. I was able to get a lot of pictures, though, and some movie!…

The Precision Rifle Project (part 1)

There are a couple of projects that are milestones for gunsmiths, in my mind. One of them is to get a family .22 up and running again (everyone has one, they all break). The second is to build a match-grade 1911. The third is a precision rifle. This is my first solo attempt at a…

National Concealed Reciprocity Act

I don’t publish a lot of political opinion on this blog, but sometimes there are events happening in politics that people need to be aware of. At the national level, one such event is HR 38 and HR 4477— the combined Congressional House bills regarding National Concealed Reciprocity as well as the Fix NICS act….

From the Bad Advice column: Beanbag rounds

Some of you are already rolling your eyes and groaning, because you’ve heard this same bad advice. File it in there with ‘rock salt’, ‘tazer rounds’, and ‘rubber bullets’. This one came courtesy of a local pawn shop. A young man and his girlfriend were shopping for a home-defense weapon. Apparently, an ‘incident’ had happened…