Greetings, readers! Welcome back from Easter, Passover, Buy-a-Gun-Day, and income tax hell...
As you may have already noticed, we have some big news on the personal front. There may be some serious crunches on my time over the next one or two months, so I need to put out the call for guest hosts. If you are interested in volunteering your time and bandwidth to host a Carnival of Cordite sometime in the very, very near future, please let me know by sending mail to:
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Thanks! And now...
First things first, I need to catch up on some submissions I missed last week from AnarchAngel:
Short Barrel rifles and the ATFE,
Notes on the Walther P-22,
Comparing autopistol calibers and understanding the lies, the damned lies, and the ballistics,
A follow-up to the above, with 10mm vs. .45 Super,
And a primer on military structure.
To make up for shortchanging AnarchAngel last week, I'll go ahead and put his submissions for this week up front:
One of the best custom 1911s ever, in 10mm,
Glocks and safety,
On with the rest of the Carnival of Cordite, with links posted in the order received:
Captain of a Crew of One has advice for off-duty cops, and relates it to everyone.
Josh has a follow-up to an earlier post about the guy who shot himself while demonstrating gun safety: apparently he is suing people over his own idiocy (see "Glocks and Safety" above for more background).
Zendo Deb reports on what looks like a very biased article about the Pink Pistols.
Fugger Nutter shows a great way to store, hide, and transport your truck gun.
Did you remember Buy a Gun Day? Chublogga did!
For the truly geeky concealed carry enthusiasts, the CCW calculator.
Soccer Dad wonders how combat-simulating video games will shape the future of our military and law enforcement.
Aaron had his site hacked by islamofacist pigs. He wanted to pass on this message:
My site will likely be down until after the holiday weekend as I'll be offline from the beginning of Passover until Saturday night.
Saudi hackers got to it. I came back once, but they got in again through a flaw in version 1.5.2 of WordPress.
Do your backups, upgrade your blogging software and don't forget that April 15 is Buy A Gun Day. It pisses me off even more that I haven't been able to pump up the 4th annual Buy A Gun Day as a result. Make me proud.
Remember that you can't spell 1911 without remembering 9/11.
For more, please see this.
Combs worries Hollyweird is becoming even more anti-gun.
David Hardy notes that we are all safe from ninjas now.
Xavier notes that people in New Orleans face another hurdle as the city must perform background checks before returning illegally seized firearms.
Here is the best idea for men needing birthday presents for their wives.
(note: the following was designed to lure in people doing lascivious searches)
ROFASix has more on Katrina gun-seizures and stopping government from stealing.
Remember Buy a Gun Day? Toys in the Attic did!
Here's what everyone needs: a cell-phone gun.
Check out Mr. Completely's road trip report.
Uncle is confused: what is the difference between a potato and a flaming tennis ball?
The Ten Ring is pleasantly surprised to see a half-way decent story on the firearms business in the paper.
More from David Hardy:
Ithaca Shotguns is back,
More on the Glock idiot,
And memories of handloading.
Did you remember Buy a Gun Day? Fugger Nutter did!
What makes liberals tick, anyway?
When a concerned citizen warns, "stop or I'll shoot," it pays to listen.
Did you remember Buy a Gun Day? Les Jones did!
View From the Porch answers the eternal question: why guns?
Here's one specific answer: the Krag.
More on (heh heh, "moron") the Glock Idiot from Thirty Second Thoughts.
Hell in a Handbasket talks about the history of cops and shotguns.
By the way, has anyone played with one of those new S&W .460 wheelguns?
Did you remember Buy a Gun Day? Anthroblogogy did!
PawPaw wants you to invest in your right to bear arms.
Did you remember Buy a Gun Day? Wasted Electrons did!
Is it possible to be too good? Owen explores the cost of quality in Korth revolvers.
And finally... did you remember Buy a Gun Day? Well... Baboon Pirates took a different approach...
That wraps up this week's edition of the Carnival of Cordite. If you would like to send in submissions for publication, please use the handy Carnival Submit Form from Conservative Cat (you can use this to send your work to dozens of carnivals with a single handy form). If you have multiple submissions, or if you just want to give me some feedback, you can e-mail the Carnival:
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And if you are interested in helping me out with guest host duty, shoot me an e-mail. Please!
We'll see you next week. Until then, keep your powder dry!