” A south Kansas City woman fired shots at a group of people she said was trying to break into her home.
The woman’s husband said he had just left the home in the 10600 block of Greenwood Road to get an oil change when she heard someone jiggle the knob of the front door. The woman said she saw two other men heading to the back door.
The woman said she peered through the blinds and saw the men putting on gloves and raising their feet to try to kick their way through the sliding glass doors. She said she pulled the trigger and fired straight ahead.
The woman said the men ran off, firing shots toward the house.
Police said they arrested three people after they came to Research Medical Center. One of the men was treated for a gunshot wound to his chest.”
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” An FBI agent shot and killed a Florida man who turned violent while being questioned about the Boston Marathon bombings early on Wednesday, the bureau said.
A friend of the dead man identified him as 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev of Orlando, a Chechen who had previously lived in Boston, the Orlando Sentinel and Orlando television stations reported. Two brothers named by the FBI as suspects in the April 15 bombings were also ethnic Chechens with roots in Russia’s volatile North Caucasus region.”
- Report: Chechen pal of Boston bomber killed by FBI agent; Was questioned in bombings, says friend (twitchy.com)
- Who is Ibragim Todashev? (iowntheworld.com)
- Ibragim Todashev, Who Has Possible Ties to Boston Bombing Suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Killed by FBI Agent (themoderatevoice.com)
- FBI shoots Chechen dead in Florida, suspect questioned in Boston bombings – report (rt.com)
- Orlando Sentinel Report: Florida Man Killed By FBI Agent Was Questioned In Boston Marathon Bombings, Friend Says (foxct.com)
” In the past two decades, the AR-15 has evolved into an open, modular gun platform that’s infinitely hackable and accessorizable. With only a few simple tools and no gunsmithing expertise, an AR-15 can be heavily modified, or even assembled from scratch, from widely available parts to suit the fancy and fantasy of each individual user. In this respect, the AR-15 is the world’s first “maker” gun, and this is why its appeal extends well beyond the military enthusiasts that many anti-gun types presume make up its core demographic.”
” This is the gun-as-gadget, a relatively new consumer phenomenon born from the unholy union of the post-9/11 national security state and America’s decades-old obsession with hackable, high-performance hardware. From muscle cars to motorbikes to ultra-high-wattage stereo systems, Americans love to take their toys way over the top, and for all its deadliness and terrifying power, the AR-15 is a terrifically fun toy. “‘
Happy Birthday Carlos Hathcock
” When retired Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Carlos Hathcock II died at the age of 57 on Feb. 26, 1999, his legend had long since chiseled its way into the pantheon of Marine Corps history.
He’d served almost 20 years in the Corps, including two tours as a sniper during the Vietnam War. A killer more deadly and silent than Hathcock finally had him in the cross hairs and pulled the trigger, ending his extraordinary life.
The medical term for that stealthy, relentless force is multiple sclerosis, a slow, progressive terminal malady that attacks the central nervous system. MS can cause paralysis, spasms and the loss of coordination and muscle control.
Then Cpl. Carlos Hathcock (far left) being awarded the 1965 Wimbledon Cup.
This trophy is given to the winner of the 1000 yard shooting match.
Carlos Hathcock (1942 – 1999)
” was a US Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant who served as a sniper in the Vietnam War. With 93 confirmed kills, he was the 4th most effective sniper in American history, trailing behind Adelbert F Waldron (109), Charles Mawhinney (103), and Eric R England (98). His exploits, both as a courageous soldier and a sniper, made him a legend in the Marine Corps. Hathcock became a major developer of the United States Marine Corps Sniper training program. Not only was Carlos extremely lethal as a sniper, but he was also a brave marine; he was awarded the Silver Star for his act in 1969 of saving the lives of seven fellow Marines after the amphibious tractor on which they were riding struck a mine. Hathcock was knocked unconscious, but awoke in time to race back through the flames to save his comrades.
Carlos Hathcock was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on May 20, 1942. Since his parents had separated, he lived with his grandmother in the country where he grew up. At a young age, Carlos learned to use a rifle, which his father had brought from Europe after World War II. Then, he would hunt wild animals to help feed his poor family.
In 1959, at the age of 17, Carlos Hathcock joined the Marine Corps. Before being shipped to Vietnam, he showed his natural skills as a marksman on the rifle range at Camp Pendleton where he was undergoing recruit training, winning the Pacific Division rifle championship while he was deployed in Hawaii as a member of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines. In 1966, he was sent to Vietnam and became a sniper after Captain Edward J. Land Jr. had pushed the Marines into raising snipers in every platoon.” “
Interview Parts 1-3
” The latest variation of the Glock design is featured here: the 30S. To create the 30S, what Glock did was take their Model 30SF (Short Frame) and put a Model 36 slide on top. This is an oversimplification, but that is pretty much the result. The slide measures only one inch in thickness, which is about one-eighth of an inch thinner (.12 inch to be exact) than the slide on the Models 21 and 30. This does not seem like a lot, but on a carry gun, it makes a big difference. The 30S is also quite a bit lighter in weight than the Model 30, by over three ounces. Making the 30S resulted in a compact 45 ACP double-stack (like the Model 30) with a slide that is no wider than a Model 19, 23, or 36, and is much better for a concealed-carry gun than are the Models 30, 30SF, and 30 Gen4 pistols.
In addition, I am glad that Glock used the SF style of frame, as it fits my hand much better, even though I wear an extra-large size glove. I really like the feel of this Model 30S pistol. It holds ten rounds in the magazine, for a total loaded capacity of eleven, in a package that is very close to the size of a Model 19 9mm. I like it. The magazines supplied with this 30S are the extended style, which gives purchase to the little finger, instead of leaving it hanging off the bottom. The 30S can also use Model 30 and Model 21 magazines. The 30S uses a captured multi-spring system, similar to the spring setup on the Gen4 pistols. The barrel is slightly slimmer than the Model 30 barrel, and the two will not interchange.”
Lots More At The Link
Understanding Minute of Angle (MOA) – Rifle Shooting Technique – NSSF Shooting Sportscast
” NSSF’s Ryan Cleckner explains the measurement term “minute of angle” (MOA) and how to use MOA adjustments on your scope for sighting in and to compensate for bullet drop at varying distances. For more information visit http://www.nssf.org/video/facts/MOA.cfm
“ Last week I requested my readers to send in photos of their children/grandchildren to show support for the New Jersey family that had the Department of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) raid their home. The unlawful visit was all due to a photo the dad posted on Facebook of his son with a rifle.
I received hundreds of e-mails from parents that shared their child’s gun photo to show support for the Moore family. These are the kids ‘facing the fight’.”
Here are just a few samples , go here to see the rest … Hundreds of them … It warms the heart .
Be sure to check them all out . It will make you proud , and remember this is what we fight for .
” In the face of a national ammo shortage, Armscor USA and Armscor International have doubled their manufacturing capabilities and committed $4 million in new equipment and facilities to support shooting enthusiasts and gun owners.
“At Armscor, we recognize the inconvenience and frustration of gun owners have in finding ammunition and we are doing everything we can to push more product out the door and on to store shelves,” said Martin Tuason, CEO of Armscor International. “We are at something of an advantage in that our growth in US sales had us already looking at long term expansion so we are really accelerating our timelines.” “
” So you weren’t able to get to the NRA convention in Houston this year? Luckily we were there for you. Below, we’ve compiled our favorite pictures from the first day. From guns to celebrities to just downright awesome it’s all here:”
We include this moment from the 2000 NRA convention … just because !
” Fresh off a huge victory over President Barack Obama on gun control, the message from the National Rifle Association is clear: The fight has just begun.
The powerful gun rights lobby gathers in Houston this weekend for its annual convention and organizers anticipate a rollicking, Texas-sized party — both to celebrate the victory in Washington and recharge the troops for more political struggles as gun control advocates tally their own successes in states around the country.
“If you are an NRA member, you deserve to be proud,” Wayne LaPierre, the NRA’s brash, no-compromises chief executive wrote last week to the organization’s 5 million members, telling them they “exemplify everything that’s good and right about America.”
The NRA couldn’t have picked a friendlier place to stage its annual event. More than 70,000 people are expected to attend the three-day “Stand and Fight”-themed event, which includes a gun trade show, political rally and strategy meeting.”
- Fresh off victory, NRA holds convention in Houston (miamiherald.com)
- Fresh off victory, NRA holds convention in Houston (posttrib.suntimes.com)
- UPDATE 1-NRA to meet in Texas after gun control blocked in US Congress – Reuters (in.reuters.com)
Women Shot By LAPD In Dorner Manhunt Settle For $4.2 million
” In February, former Los Angeles Police Department officer Christopher Dorner went on a week-long rampage causing the area to go on lock down after the accused cop killer sought his revenge for being fired from the police squad back in 2008. During the pursuit, officers on the squad opened fire on a vehicle that they say resembled that of Dorner’s injuring the two females inside, but now the women have accepted a lawsuit settlement by the city. “
” Anyone who is into shooting handguns has heard of the Weaver Stance. This is a great video with Mr. Weaver himself!
Jack Weaver explains the shooting stance named after him to American Handgunner’s Jeremy Clough. Check out the other videos below also .”
” Two people were shot in the leg at Denver’s Civic Center during Saturday’s 4/20 pot rally and a third person was grazed by a bullet.
Officers are looking for two men. They described the first suspect as a black man who is about 6 feet tall and weighs around 180 pounds. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants and a Carolina blue baseball cap.
The second suspect was described as a black man wearing a black-and-white checkered shirt.”
Another teaser then go see the rest …
” A firearms company that makes AR-15 style rifles for the iconic brand Colt, will open a plant in Breckenridge in Stephens County. Oregon company Bold Ideas confirmed the development Friday.
Bold Ideas goes by the name Colt Competition, making high accuracy rifles for competition shooting.
The move by Colt Competition into Breckenridge comes as the CEO of Colt Manufacturing in Connecticut has said there will soon be few good answers to keep his company in the state. Connecticut passed some of the nation’s most restrictive gun laws this week.”
- * Colt Competition – Welcome to Texas! (hardnoxandfriends.wordpress.com)
- Manufacturer of Colt AR-15s Relocating To Texas (thegatewaypundit.com)
- Firearms Company Relocating To North Texas (givemeliberty01.com)
- AR-15 Maker to Move from Oregon to Texas (pjmedia.com)
- Colt To Texas? (fromthetrenchesworldreport.com)
- Colt Competition plant coming to Breckenridge (reporternews.com)
- Riflemaker Colt Competition Moves Operations To Texas (personalliberty.com)
- A Firearms Company is Moving to Texas (gunmartblog.com)
” Earlier this week we announced that Leupold and Aimpoint have been awarded five-year contracts by the U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division for Enhanced Combat Optical Sight – Optimized (ECOS-O) systems. At the time of the post, we didn’t have a picture of the new ECOS-O. However, we have just received the following picture from Leupold.”
15 Year Old Girl Leaves Anti-Gun Politicians Speechless
” GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Organizers of the Rocky Mountain Western States Regional IDPA Championship, initially scheduled to take place July 4-6 in Montrose, Colorado, have announced that the match is being canceled in the wake of Colorado’s recently passed gun control laws.
An estimated 300-plus shooters from the neighboring states and across the country were expected to attend the three-day competitive shooting event. This is the second shooting competition to abandon the state after a recent announcement by firearms maker Ruger that it was moving the 2013 Ruger Rimfire Challenge World Championship out of Colorado . “
How many Peeps can a 50 cal go through? Cadbury Easter Eggs too!
PKM Machine Gun – Closer Look
” David Fortier and I take a closer look at the PKM belt fed machine gun. The PKM is one of the worlds best general purpose machine guns. The PKM fires the formidable 7.62x54R cartridge at around 650 rounds per minute.”