Welcome once again to the Carnival of Cordite!
Things are moving at blazing speed for me right now. I finished my last law school class on Friday. Now I have to get my personal life in order as my family, who I haven't seen in years, are flying in for graduation. Plus, the Gullybabe and I are moving to Salem immediately after that.
LIFE IS HECTIC!
But I'm still here to bring you gunny goodness!!!
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Let's get right to some gun pr0n:
Michael Bane reports in from the Shooting Gallery site with a gorgeous little rifle:
He calls that "crummy shooter grade wood." Oh, how I long for a return to the days of the "3 Martini" lunch...
What have the Swiss ever done for us? How about providing us with these:
As we all know, Winchester is fading away. That means one of the most important, influential, and versatile rifles of all time is flying off store shelves without getting restocked. How many different versions of the Model 94 can you buy? I have no idea, but Blogonomicom covers the many chamberings that can be had for this beauty:
Can you name the gun this came from?
Answer here. No cheating!
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From hardware to application...
The Revolutionary War Veterans Association is headed for Wyoming this coming weekend!
Speaking of heading places, are you interested in meeting up with other gun bloggers? Mr. Completely is going all-out in putting together a gun blogger rendez-vous. In fact, he has created a whole new blog dedicated to the rendez-vous, where you can get every update. Check it out.
There's an e-postal match in the works... details at Captain of a Crew of One. And check out the target involved this time:
And there is another match of a different sort going on via Mr. Completely.
If you take part in these matches, you need to protect your ears.
Once you have your ears covered, you need to get out to the range and break in what you picked up last month for Buy a Gun Day, as Toys in the Attic demonstrates:
If you are retired, like Shakey Pete, you have no excuse for not going to the range!
Hell in a Handbasket has a great post on something most "manly guys" don't think about, but in reality is an issue for many shooters: the strength of your hands. And he even has photos with a lovely assistant, showing how to handle things like racking the slide on a bulky and stiff autopistol:
Check this out, even if you have bear paws. You never know when you might have to help out someone less "well-endowed" than you! And if you follow Hell in a Handbasket's advice, you could even become a certified instructor. Just don't expect to earn much of a living at it.
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In 8 days, Oregon completes its most important primary election EVER. We have a chance to unseat one of the least popular incumbents in the whole country, and ONLY ONE challenger is a friend to the Second Amendment. Time is running out, and JASON ATKINSON needs your help!
Jason has just won the endorsement of the no-compromise Oregon Firearms Federation. This is major news. The Oregon Firearms Federation ususally doesn't actively endorse a candidate (although in the past they have actively opposed anti-gun candidates). For them to take this position really tells you something about Jason Atkinson.
If you care about gun rights, no matter where you live or what party you support, please check out JASON ATKINSON and make an all important campaign contribution as this election enters crunch time.
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Here is where we are putting all the other "issue" posts.
The Ten Ring takes a good look at "crime stats" and reporting by the New York Times.
Irons in the Fire asks the question: "what is your trigger point?"
As in at what point would you tell the government rep that shows up at your door to go to hell?
My answer: THE FIRST TIME THEY TRY TO TELL ME I CAN'T HAVE THAT ANYMORE.
The Civilian Gun Self Defense Blog reminds us that, when robbing someone at gun point, don't drop your gun. And apparently, video games cause violent behavior...
Did you know that everytime you write about an anti-gunner, you risk boosting their Google rankings? Standard Mischief has some HTML advice for you, so can link to examples of their anti-gun activity without the linking counting towards their page rank.
Captain of a Crew of One writes about the illusion that America is awash in gun violence.
Yeah yeah sure sure is frustrated with lousy locks and stupid store policies.
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Purely for fun:
What is "art"? Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Behold this:
If you are more into words, then check out this poem.
TFS Magnum brings us what looks like the latest new show from Fox, WHEN WATERMELONS ATTACK!
Guns + Explosives + Rednecks + Beer + Obsolete Computers = MOST FUN VIDEO THIS WEEK
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And "saving the best for last" section, let's check in with our fighting folks in uniform:
Everyone's favorite internet gun chick was back in camo for drill, and managed to get a few photos like this:
Everyone be sure to stop by and say "thank you" to Risawn for her continued service to our country!
Meanwhile, across the pond, the British are working on urban warfare and putting this to use:
Yes, it's a 'round-the-corner-shot rifle in use. Thanks go out to all our friends from far away lands, fighting alongside our troops!
WE WILL WIN THE WAR ON TERROR! USA! USA!
(and Great Britain, and Australia, and Poland, and Italy... thank you ALL!)
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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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We'll see you next week. Until then, keep your powder dry!