Thursday, December 11, 2014

Makes me feel safe.....NOT

On the way home I spotted something weird on the top of a car in front of me. As I closed I realized it was a remote searchlight. Also the car was from a local security company. The company was large enough that I recognized their name and what service they provide.

What is bad is immediately after seeing it was a security "patrol" car...I realized it was a PRIUS!!!

*SNICKER* your patrol car is a Prius! embarrassing!

Monday, November 10, 2014

PSA Flexseal

Flexseal + wind = MESS

Good luck cleaning it up...*SIGH*

Well if it manages to stop the leak this winter I might consider changing the tag.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Code name: OBLIVIOUS!

So I'm getting gas on my way home from work. In pulls a car with their stereo up loud. Not really loud but I can clearly make out what is going on. The driver has one of those bluetooth to car stereo deals and is talking with her boyfriend. She pulls two pumps away and I overhear her conversation. Lets just say what they are talking about is *ahem* personal. I could not hear her but it was pretty obvious what they where talking about from what he was saying......Really I don't want to know what you folks are planning for later....

What is worse is after she was done and got back in her car she called him back!

*blink* *blink*

Sunday, August 10, 2014


This post addresses the majority of revolvers that do NOT have the option for the use of partial or full moon clips.
Such as:

Ranch Products 45 ACP Caliber Full Moon Clips

For everyone else you have two options. Speed loaders and Speed strips.

Below is a HKS speed loader. It works by inserting the cartridges in the cylinder and then twistng the silver knob.

I'm not going to link because they are caliber/gun specific.

Another option is the speedloaders by Safariland.

They make a few models and are also specific to caliber/gun. Usually they work by pressing down on the knob to release.

A few other companies make speedloaders, some in metal. The HKS and Safariland is going to be what you see in the overwhelming majority of stores.

The other major option are speed strips

These are caliber specific but not gun specific so are an option of you have more than one gun in the same caliber. Also they make carrying reloads much easier since they can just be put in a pocket and not bulge like a speedloader. Although reloads with a strip are much slower. You have to insert one or two cartridges at a time then break them off of the strip. Another advantage here is the ability to do a partial reload. With a speedloader you have to dump the whole cylinder instead of just picking out the empties.

Tuff also makes "Quckstrips" in more calibers from .22 to12ga. Same basic principle.

My thoughts: The speedloaders are range tools. When I do carry a revolver I'm pocketing a speedstrip. Just my personal preference.

Preparing for change with CHANGE

June's total is 9.76.
July's total is 7.53

I'm thinking it's going to be a quarterly thing.....Stay tuned for more gear search posts!

Monday, June 23, 2014

New Stabby! MEGAPOST!!

The last day of the NRA Anual meeting there was a flyer in the meeting room
FREE GIFT FOR YOUR WIFE I was intrigued..turns out A.G. Russel was giving out Odin's Eye knives. The idea was for the lady to have it on her keychain for emergencies. Unfortunately if carried around in Ohio it's a crime. The knife is illegal due to it's design as a push dagger or T-blade.

For an excellent write up on the Odin's eye visit

So instead the nice gentleman gave me one of these:

It's a WAR blades pocket skinner/neck knife

Not  bad a 3in 8cr13MoV blade. Although as a neck knife it's FAIL. The sheath does not hold the knife nearly well enough to trust it as a neck knife. Also the bade is thin for a fighting knife. I do however think it will serve well as a skinning knife or as a toolbox/desk drawer blade.

The lady thinks it's a bit diminutive for her tastes. She usually has a Kershaw folder or better on her anyway :)

If yo think I'm full of brown and smelly saying it's unfit for neck knife duty. I have a few other knifes that serve as a neck knife. Mainly a cold steel Tokyo Spike and a CRKT tanto.

Not to mention the next one!
I found this while walking around... not bad for $5. Yah I'm not a fan of the zombie this and zombie that *shrug*

It is a Kabar ZOMBIE Archeron.

Pretty good for five bucks. I do however think the grip is a bit too small. Paracord wrapped around the handle should solve this nicely.

Last is a CardSharp folding knife. I don't know if it's a Ian Sinclair one or not. Doubt it since it was a freebie.

It fold up to look like this:

My if it's free great...I would not pay money for it! The blade is not much thicker than a razorblade and I bet if you tried to use it that the plastic seams will crack and break in short order.
If what you are looking for is a wallet holdout blade...well it still sounds like a solution in search of a problem.

OH NOES!! THOTpolice only likes cheap knives!
Let me dissuade you immediately. Also acquired at NRA was the following:

A Kershaw Onion Damascus (which is monogrammed) and a Boker Ceramic.

FCC you are a carbon emissions source. Do Gaia a favor and look into stopping that. The War Eagle Blade knife was provided for review. The CardSharp was free with another purchase. The Others where purchased by me.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Magazine loaders PT1. RIMFIRE (.22lr)

I have a couple of interesting loaders to talk about here

For single stack pistols:
I don't think anyone makes a double stack?!?

The first kind is the most common. It basically holds down the top round so you can fit in another. While it saves your thumbs, it doesn't do a thing for loading mags faster.  Several companies make basically the same device for every mag/gun combo. They are everywhere so I'm not going to post a picture. I've even gotten them as freebee/swag/handouts.

You have a tool that helps you hold down the tab. These are found on Ruger MK 1,2,3 ect magazines. These usually consist of a hole you fit the mag through and it saves the thumbs. It does make loading the magazines much faster/easier. Several companies make these so chances are you can find one that fits if you don't have a Ruger.


The makers of the oh so popular LULA loader have one that works for .22s the BabyUpLULA. I have yet to use one so will pass commenting. I DO have it's bigger brother and I am definitely a fan.

Amazon $29.65 W/PRIME

McFadden makes the "Ultimate Clip Loader" You put your mag in and shake a bit and it loads rounds from a tray like the ButlerCreek model below. I also have one of these. Somehow I'm having trouble loading the 10th round. About half the time it doesn't load properly Probably I'm doing something wrong....
 Amazon $17.95 W/PRIME

If you have a 10/22 you have two options.

Champion makes a loader that you fit your mag in and you press a button repeatedly and load rounds. Again I have not tried this device yet.

**need to find a link**

Butler Creek makes a crank loader primarily for their hotlips line of magazines. I do own one and it makes reloading magazines MUCH easier! You just turn a wheel and it loads with a click. The tray holds about 50 loose rounds so can load two 25rd mags before having to reach for more .22.


Dear FCC I paid for the items I own with my own money. Images are form and are used with links provided. I might swap the links for affiliate ones later.You are emitting co2 which is harmful to the environment and is known by the state of California to cause cancer. I suggest you stop that immediately

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Dress gun for social occasions?

I see your fancy 1911 and raise you! A Broomhandle MAUSER in KYDEX!!!

And he did have a stripper clip holder as well... Hat tip to Linoge from Walls of the city, nice work.

Oh your argument? it's INVALID!


Magpul *sigh* why do you taunt me so.

They also have a classic version with 1911s and Thompsons *drool*

At the hotel for NRA

It's the temple of  CLEAN!

You might be a gunny if you think the logo sorta looks like 5.11's

May's monthly gear search bankroll is:

$10.57 Any ideas?

It was suggested to look at magazine loaders but they usually run around $30. I might do it anyway since I need a speedloader for one of my revolvers.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Monthly item search- Backpack saw.

As part of my "Try to write more blog content" We are going to look for a backpack/camping saw.

Must be around $15-$20 max.
Must be suitable for sawing branches around arm thickness.
Space/weight considerations are paramount. This is to help gather firewood as part of a bailout bag/BOB. So carrying around a chainsaw or an ax is not going to happen.

From reserch I've done we are looking at the following.

Survival saw:
A notched wire between two rings.
Probably way too light. Suitable for only kits that need to fit in a mint tin. 

Survival saw, chainsaw:
Looks like a chainsaw chain between two handles/straps

Folding camping saw:
A saw blade that folds like a lockback knife

Folding frame saw:
Saw blade in a folding frame
About the biggest I'm thinking for this purpose.
Also likely the most useful for cutting wood in quantity. 


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Content idea: Preparing for change with CHANGE!

Just scraping by? Feeling disaster looming like Damocles?

Every month the change jar is going to be totaled up and then we are going SHOPPING!

Change saved will be from me and my Aunt (who lives with me). The total will be used as a guideline for the products shopped for. Every month we are going to search for a specific type of item. Item ideas like say a  backpack stove or a camping saw.

I suspect mostly we will be looking at items around $10-20. Links will be provided (Amazon affiliate if available).

What says the mob?

Saturday, March 29, 2014

NRA SOON! should write content..I know a REVIEW!!!

Let me take you back a few years. At the time I was renting a house with two friends. I didn't feel the need for much in the way of a gun safe since both are now shooters. I introduced both of them to the joys of empty wallets and guns. However I was concerned about one of the guys girlfriends who had a young daughter. So off I went to find an electronic drawer safe for a handgun. Criteria was 1. curious kid proof. 2. easy access 3. CHEAP (I was only working part time)

I found THIS:
at ~$30 it should work.

I should have known things would end badly when the first safe's hinges where coming off the back. Back it goes for a second safe. That one did fine......until recently.......Now the electronic lock is really messed up. I can open it with the bypass key. But at this point if I needed to access a gun for the thump in the night? FAIL.

It is now replaced by a GunVult model *REDACTED*. (Actually I have a couple of their products.)

My choice was heavily influenced by this video:
(I deliberately did not inbed the video in the post)
It is a presentation at DEFCON 15 on off the shelf gunsafes.
The gunvault model he had was difficult to break into with the exemption of the weakpoint of the conventional keyed bypass lock.

Conclusions: The first alert or similar safe is ok if your concerned about curious kids and are looking for a quick access safe RIGHT NOW. Plan on replacing it in a few years. Otherwise I would save the inevitable frustration and get a GunVault They have everything from a small car safe to larger drawer models.

HEY FCC: I paid for the items with my own money. This review is entirely my opinion and experience. Go away!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

You know you could be a "prepper" when this happens!

Your tissue box on your desk runs low so you bring in another box. Cubeneighbor runs out so you give her the box that's almost out. You get sick so you bring in a box of good lotion tissues. Then you find a spare new box you hid in your desk.

Realising that you now have THREE boxes of tissues at your desk when you are recovering from being sick


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Local elections FAIL (WIN for local .gov)

For those that care all of the applicable levies passed. Due to local and county tax levies my property tax has now gone from ~3200/yr to ~3600/yr. THANKS...go die in a fire.....Enjoy the higher tax rates you just voted on ....don't mind me I'm just going to plot against all the renters that voted for it. Don't look all hurt and surprised when your landlord hikes your rent. The only signs I saw for the levies on my street are known rental units.

(Yes my tax rates are high thanks for noticing *fume* no I didn't choose...the house is inherited)

Just in from CUBEVILLE

Cleaning lady: *laughing*
Me: WHAT? oh? coworker just wants to play with his sausage.
Co-worker: *putting sausage into microwave* That is just WRONG.
Me:  But it's right. *points at microwave*
Co-worker: I like my sausage SPICEY! *takes sausage out of microwave then realizes what he said*
Me: *blink* *blink* you said it......
Cleaning lady: great now I have to clean up after him ......