Carnival of Cordite #63
Welcome, all, to this week's Carnival of Cordite. Gullyborg of Resistance is Futile has been running the Carnival almost every week for a year, and needs to take a break. I have agreed to step in and keep the fires burning, so to speak.
The decision for me to go ahead and host this week's Carnival wasn't finalized until less than 24 hours ago, so this edition is being put together in kind of a hurry to still get it posted by Friday night. This issue will also be a little light as to the number of submissions, as full request for submissions didn't get out in advance as it normally has been done.
If this issue of the Carnival isn't up to your standards, then lower your standards! If that thought sounds familiar, it paraphrases a message on the sidebar of Gut Rumbles by Rob Smith, better known as AcidMan. We lost Rob this last week, and he will be missed for his colorful and outspoken storytelling. Our condolences to his family.
Things are moving right along for the Gun Blogger Rendezvous to be held in Reno on October 6th., 7th., and 8th. To help promote the event, Fodder at Ride Fast Shoot Straight came up with this church sign.
For more information on the Gun Blogger Rendezvous, how to make your room reservations, and how to register for the Rendezvous, have a look at the website for the Gun Blogger Rendezvous.
Not actually a blog post, but a great resource, is the website for the Civilian Marksmanship Program, where the gummint will actually sell you a real life 'Assault Rifle'!! There's even a number of hints and tips to get the most accuracy out of your Garand.
Everyone should, at some time in their life, spend some 'Quality Time" with a M1 Garand!
Spank that Donkey mentions the CMP program in his post cited below, and that reminded me that I hadn't plugged the CMP program lately, so I decided to add it in.
Speaking of rifles, and being as it was recently Father's Day, Bruce over at Mass Backwards got a Ruger 10/22, then a scope mount for it, then a scope, and finally a gun cabinet to store it in!
Finally, Bruce designed some special targets to shoot with his 10/22. I won't spoil it for you, but if you aren't too fond of the New York Times or the UN you will want to download and print out a set of these for yourself!
Meanwhile, AlanDP at Blognomicon has a hunting story and info on another (almost) obsolete cartridge.
AlanDP also has an interesting post on the The .25 Stevens Rimfire cartridge.
Azreel at Free Spirit Mind has a review of the Walther G22 for your reading pleasure.
It looks like Winchester isn't going to disappear completely, as a bidding process has been set up to sell the assets and the name. So far there a have been a dozen bids. Xyba at Once More Into the Breach has the whole story on the possible fate of Winchester.
Countertop at Countertop Chronicles has a great story about a puking kid, a cop, guns, and more, quite a combination! It seems that we seldom hear about the good that law enforcement officers perform on a daily basis, only the bad stuff. This one is the kind of story you like to read...
Countertop also has a post up on Democrats and Guns.
Unfortunately police officers aren't all of the same cloth, so to speak, as the one Countertop met up with. Ronocracy has the story.
Bull at The Bull Speaks! has a post about an American Hero coming home. He also discusses these:
If you aren't familiar with these, they are called "challenge Coins". His post gives you the whole story.
Bull also issues a challenge to the news media.
To the News Media Industry: A Dare. Here's a short excerpt. You should read the whole story.
"I dare you, in the name of all Gods (including yours- “Filthy Lucre”) to, for one week, report on what is going RIGHT in the World.
Do you think that it would kill us, or you, to hear about some local river now clean enough for kids to play in due to Community Action? How about how low income families operating pet rescues out of their homes - and on their own dime! What about kids raising funds for parks and recreation in their hometowns? When did you last report on a local blood drive? A family reunion with six generations in attendance? Some kid cutting grass to help out at home? Where did all of the mid-America heroes go?"
Posse Incitatus has info on a a fake gun rights group and an in depth dissection of the left's latest fake grass roots gun right organization: The American Hunters and Shooters Association.
Speaking of bogus goings on, Rofasix has a story about the lynching of a man's character in the press, Dr. Takasugi, because of his guns. You should read "The Lynching of Dr. Takasugi"
Spank That Donkey speculates on if James Webb running for senator in Virginia, will attempt to ban "assault Rifles". His post also covers a lot of other gun related stuff and has a number of good links.
Mr. Completely (That's me!) and KeeWee of KeeWee's Corner have been busy, first, attending the local Friends of the NRA Banquet and then shooting in a Bowling pin match. There's also a post on using the Taco Grip, commonly used in silhouette shooting, for other types of handgun competition. Although there is nothing dangerous or illegal about using the Taco Grip on a handgun, one club, after seeing it in use, decided to outlaw it anyway. I guess that's sort of a back-handed compliment, I think!
That's it for this week's Carnival of Cordite. KeeWee and I will be in Alaska taking care of some business, and getting in all of the fly rod salmon fishing we can possibly manage.
The next two Carnival of Cordites will be hosted over at Spank That Donkey, and I'll be back in three weeks to host the one after those two.
See you at the range........