Friday, July 21, 2006

Carnival of Cordite #66

Welcome, all, to this week's Carnival of Cordite, Edition #66. Again this week there weren't a large number of submissions, but lots of good ones across a wide spectrum of topics. We'll hit the legal and political stuff right off the top, and save the guns and gun pr0n for last, kinda like dessert!!

We'll start out with a post by Trainer at Because I Say So who has a post on the "Smart" handguns under development, and a New Jersey Smart Gun Update. Here's an excerpt:

As police in Philadelphia struggle to stop a scourge of shootings, some New Jersey engineers say they are closing in on a "smart" solution: a gun that can be fired only by its owner.

The prototype, developed at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, has pressure sensors embedded in the gun handle that recognize a person's unique grip.

So much for taking your friends out to the range and shooting each others guns. Sounds like a really dumb idea, but that's just my opinion.............

Speaking of state gun news, Say Uncle has a post on Gun Violence in New York, and gun confiscations in California. There's also a bunch of links to other firearms related posts around the internet, almost a mini-carnival in itself. Check it out!

Zendo Deb of TFS Magnum has a post shredding a Boston Globe article on women and shooting. The Globe article tries to discredit women shooters, the NRA, and is full of negative digs at shooting in general. Deb straightens them out!

On the international scene, James R. Rummel at Hell in a Handbasket, had a post up last week about firearms seen in French action films. A French reader saw his essay and was kind enough to share his knowledge by email. The first part discusses the guns used by French security forces. James says "The last part of the Email paints a grim picture of how gun control has pretty much disarmed the populace even though crime is out of control throughout most of Europe. Law abiding citizens are forced to arm themselves with plastic beanbag guns, giant double-barrelled plastic toys that resemble something you might buy your kid at the Disneyworld Pirates of the Caribbean gift shop." You might want to go read the whole post here.

How about some shooting match stuff? Here you go!

Jerry The Geek at Cogito Ergo Geek has been doing a great job of filming a lot of IPSC action, and has the videos available on either YOUTUBE, Jerry The Geek's Video Shooting Gallery, or both. All the links and info you need are all found in his post titled Get 'er Done (2) - videos redux

Speaking of matches, Marc, wheelgunner of some note and proprietor of The Ninth Stage, has the ePostal Pistol Match for July posted. If you like pepperoni pizza and handguns, this one's for you! Here's this month's ePostal pistol match target and rules.

Another interesting event is coming up this October in Reno, the Gun Blogger's Rendezvous. Fodder at Ride Fast and Shoot Straight saw this on his TV! Could it be real? Check the whole post here.

For more information on the Gun Blogger Rendezvous, check out the Rendezvous website here.

DAMIPHINO has two good posts up at Mr. Completely. First, The Cowboy Fast Draw World Championships, and second, a post with several sequential pictures of Quick Cal, the overall world champion, and how he does his fast draw.

Want to see just how fast you are? You need a good shot timer. Check out the review of the Pocket Pro timer at Mr. Completely's place. (That's me!) If you are looking for a fast gun at a bottom end price, you can check out the Econo Race Gun progress report.

James R. Rummel at Hell in a Handbasket has a little handgun history for us with his post about the Tokarev pistol, a Soviet Magnum autoloading handgun which was first issued to Soviet troops in 1930. "What is remarkable about this gun is the .30 caliber cartridge, which was loaded to .357 Magnum power levels a good 5 years before Smith and Wesson first offered their first Magnum revolver."

For a firearm of a somewhat longer nature, check out Firehand's report on a Polish .22 caliber training rifle at Irons in the Fire.

Fug at Fugger Nutter has a great post up on when hobbies collide, in this case, guns and gardening.

Gullyborg at Resistance is futile sends along this bit of gun pr0n that sort of gives it a whole new meaning! Check this one out...... found over at Right wing News.

Gullyborg has been taking a little vacation from running the Carnival of Cordite, but now he's ready to get back to it, and will be hosting the next Carnival of Cordite over at Resistance is Futile. Be sure to get your submissions in as early as possible so he doesn't have to put it all together at the last minute.

As for KeeWee and I, we're leaving this afternoon to drive our land yacht (opulent, luxurious, bordering on ostentatious) to Missoula, Montana for the annual Montana Shooting Sports Association Celebrity Bowling Pin Shoot and fund raiser for Montana legistative activities.

Hope you all have a good weekend, and that it involves getting in a little range time too!


At Friday, July 21, 2006 4:31:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is fast but "Quick Cal" is his alias for SASS and Cowboy Fast Draw.

At Friday, July 21, 2006 6:12:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Completely said...

ooops! Must be the heat!

Fixed it!

.....Mr. C.

At Saturday, July 22, 2006 4:18:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ironically, there is a small shooting club at NJIT. I hear they go to the nearest indoor range in Newark and shoot off .22s.

At Monday, July 24, 2006 11:06:00 AM, Blogger NotClauswitz said...

I blogged this but I couldn't figure out the damn trackback...

At Monday, July 24, 2006 6:54:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for another great edition of the Carnival!

At Saturday, July 29, 2006 2:36:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The guy missed the best stuff about the Tokarev:

It was designed to be built by semi skilled labourers in ill equiped shops... anyone measured one up to build their own?

As for that round, the .30 mauser used to send the shanghai police of the 1900's scrambling for body armour..
Tokarev took it on another level

Then the Czechs took it further still for the VZ52 pistol.

The Czech loading was getting into .30 Carbine territory, and the .30 Carbine is only about 100 foot pounds shy of 7.62 b' 39!!!


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