H/T to Traction Control
H/T to Traction Control
Following the meme………
This is actually an old picture and some items have changed. FNP-9 with 2 spare mags, Boker Subcom, Cold Steel Night Force, cell phone, bluetooth, wallet, memory stick, Swiss Army knife with house keys, truck keys and a bandana (not pictured). Everything packed in a EOTAC lightweight vest that my wife fondly calls my tactical purse.
So yesterday I am hanging outside the office waiting to be time to get home when a local PD vehicle arrives and a young officer gets out. He is requesting directions inside our facility because he’s been assigned to an event related to the “Big Game” (It seems that you cannot address the Super Bowl unless you have permission by the NFL.) The morning supervisor comes out, hears the request and proceeds to give a set of directions that will either take the officer to his post with the help of a GPS and a Sherpa or more likely send him to commute with the gators in the Everglades. While I am looking at the exchange, I notice that the officer’s sidearm hangs kind of low and loose on his leg. I thought “Damn, what kind of thigh holster is he wearing. It doesn’t look too stable.” So I approach discretely and my jaw takes a free fall to the asphalt. The officer has his Glock in a basic Fobus paddle holster that is hanging from his pants pocket.
I wanted to say something, (Like yell at the top of my lungs WEAPON RETENTION MUCH YOU MORON?) but being that my mood was somewhat grouchy, I knew that I would say something the Officer may take the wrong way and I did not want to go take a nap at the local jail. He left, I left 5 minutes later and I haven’t heard anything on the news about an Officer losing his weapon…..yet.
My favorite Pod-Mistress Gail Pepin has a bone to pick with some firearms manufacturers. It seems that she finds demeaning the use of big boobs and slim female bodies wearing saran wrap-type clothing to sell guns to the male population and also hates the idea that pink guns will sell automatically to women because of some hidden genetic code that forces them to buy anything in that color according to manufacturers. Gail also picks a serious femur with us because we actually take a spell to admire such marketing ploys. Supposedly, we should be ashamed of ourselves.
Gail, sorry but this cro-magnon is not apologizing. Although I understand there is a fair amount of the “fair” sex that finds these type of things offensive, another fair amount do not care and sex is a valid selling tool. However do give us neanderthals the benefit of doubt. The babe displaying the gun can be the Playmate of the Century and have the body that God and a very good plastic surgeon gave her, but if the gun she is pushing is crap, I ain’t buying and that goes for the majority of fellow male Gun Owners.
I don’t care if the Whizbang 3000 Tactical AKlon comes with a free Hooker-a-Month and a free weekly case of Jack Daniels, if it does not go bang every time I pull the trigger and lands the bullets where I want it to go, I will not buy it and neither will any other gun owner with an IQ above 75. Specially nowadays with the Interweb and gun forums offering almost instant and brutal reviews on any gun that hits the market.
I don’t think there is a male in the Modern Gun Culture that has not seen the above poster. And allegedly there is one even racier floating around the net (If you have it, please send me the link or mail me the pic to miguel(AT)gunfreezone.net, many thanks in advance) but as good looking as she is, the only reason LaRue sells oodles is because they deliver a great quality product and they stand by it. As good looking as poster babe could be, I am not defining my self defense on libido but weapon quality and functionality. If SHTF, who in his right mind will pick her over a rifle? (Yes guys, there is a rifle in that poster. Look harder.)
As for pink guns, why not? There are actually many women and some men that like pink. If the lady likes purple…sorry…fuchsia, well go ahead and get a gun in that color. It is your money and your taste and as long as it goes bang and hits the target, who cares? I love to see my wife wearing a pink blouse or sweater ’cause I think she just looks beautiful in it. She is not a fan pink so I don’t buy much clothing in that color because I hate to impose. Would I buy her a pink AR? Nope, but I have the suspicion that a gun in Bengal tiger colors would drive her insane. You don’t like pink? Don’t buy it and demand that the manufacturer come with a gun in your favorite color. To each his or her own.
And of course, there are those of us that think a Pink AK should be banned just on bad taste. 🙂
PS: I refer to Gail as Pod Mistress. I know it evokes the idea of whips and other devices of control and that is why I use it. Gail has to record a podcast with the likes of Massad Ayoob, John & Terri Strayer, Steve Denney, Herman Gunter, Chris Christian and Mike Larney in a free-for-all format. The only way that the show does not run away from her is to keep that herd in absolute control. I heard rumors that besides the standard recording equipment, a bayonet, a whip, a taser and several cans of pepper spray are always at Gail’s reach.
If you haven’t check them out, you are missing on a great show. Search iTunes & subscribe for ProArms Podcast and enjoy!
PS2: Gail, when you read this and start plotting revenge and ways to flay me with you bayonet attached to your Glock I have bad news. I won’t be going to the Florida IDPA State Match this year. 😛 So unless you make a trip all the way down here to Miami, you will have to wait till 2011. <evil laugh>
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) intends to purchase sixty Remington Model 870 Police RAMAC #24587 12 gauge pump-action shotguns for the Criminal Investigation Division. The Remington parkerized shotguns, with fourteen inch barrel, modified choke, Wilson Combat Ghost Ring rear sight and XS4 Contour Bead front sight, Knoxx Reduced Recoil Adjustable Stock, and Speedfeed ribbed black forend, are designated as the only shotguns authorized for IRS duty based on compatibility with IRS existing shotgun inventory, certified armorer and combat training and protocol, maintenance, and parts.
Holy crap! Somebody wants some seriously pimped out shotguns in D.C. Afraid of the next Tea Party march?
Tamara writes a great explanation on the necessity of constantly being safe by Ritual. No, it ain’t witchcraft.
And yes, the title in Spanish caught my attention. Good use of complimentary words.
Yep, kid you not. The new address is 1730 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Suite 1014, Washington D.C. 20036 which also happens to be the address of the Violence Policy Center or as we call it in the Gun Culture The Brady Bunch. Sara Brady and her minions must be so desperate that they actually came out with a document stating that “Successful efforts to reduce America’s black homicide toll must put a focus on reducing access to firearms.”
The document in question, Black Homicide Victimization in the United States is basically a regurgitation of FBI statistics from the Unified Crime Report with a racist twist added. That The Brady Bunch actually came out and published such a document speaks volumes of their desperation, specially since the Heller decision and the total lack of support from the White House on Gun Control Issues. Be advised, the White House is not against instituting bans on private gun ownership, but they figured that politically it would be a third rail, specially since not even 24 hours after President Obama got inaugurated the WH web page stated that banning Evil Black Rifles was top priority and half the USA went out and bought one.
So, who else agrees with the VPC report? Sarah Brady must be proud to know that distinguished members of our society such as Stormfront – White NationalistCommunity (read KKK On Line) agrees with VPC 100% . In its forum you will find threads like No Guns for Negroes reflecting pretty much the same sentiments although without the Washington Think Tank verbosity. Same goes for the not quite National Geographic website Chimpout which not only decries the fact that a nigger has an assault rifle, but condemn the Tea Party Movement… just like any good Liberal Progressive from MSNBC would.
Perhaps VPC and company should read Clayton Cramer’s The Racist Roots of Gun Control before doing any more “papers.” Maybe again they do not care, maybe they are racists after all.
And so far, none of the good old African American activist have been heard. No NAACP, no Jesse Jackson, no Al Sharpton, no Nation of Islam, nobody. Maybe they are behaving like the good plantation drivers that they are.