Legislative Institute Against Redneck Shooters (LIARS)

Wrestling with Pigs is Muddy

Wrestling with Pigs is Muddy

Never wrestle with pigs. You both get muddy, and the pig kind of likes it.

But, there’s an exception to every rule, and this weeks exception relates to combating the American Hunters and Shooters Association. As we write about on AmmoLand.com this week, this group is the shammiest of shammy-sham-sham organizations. Their name and mission statements imply that they are out to protect the rights of shooters and hunters, but their real mission is just the opposite.

That’s OK though. We’ve got a strategy to deal with this. We’re starting our very own shammy-sham-sham political organization called the Legislative Institute Against Redneck Shooters, or LIARS for short. It’s brilliant. In our opinion anyway.

Read all about it at AmmoLand.com.

 

Lego Team 6 Stops Zombie Outbreak

Thanks to the highly trained operators, and their hi-tech weapons, Lego City has been saved…

Who is Amos Humiston? Find out on the History Channel – Monday May 30th

70 Year Old Fighter - John Burns

70 Year Old Fighter - John Burns

We love stories.

When The History Channel contacted us recently about a new film airing Memorial Day weekend, we had to know more. Gettysburg, produced by Ridley and Tony Scott, who collectively own approximately 63% of Hollywood from successful previous ventures including Top Gun, Gladiator, American Gangster, and Black Hawk Down to name a few, is an up close and personal look at one of the most famous battles in history.

Unlike other historical accounts, Gettysburg portrays the three-day battle from a front-line, and very raw perspective. Among other turns and twists, we’ll get to know…

Rufus Dawes – The 24 year old leader of an all volunteer unit from Wisconsin, part of the legendary Iron Brigade, a workhorse of Lincoln’s army

Joe Davis – Nephew to Confederate President Jefferson Davis, whose first field command was at Gettysburg

Ridgeley Howard – A  33 year old Confederate private from Baltimore, whose grandfather fought side by side with George Washington and who now battles against his Maryland neighbors

and

Amos Humiston – A New York soldier, whose dead body was found with just one clue to his identity—a picture of his family, clutched in his hands.

Tune in! Monday May 30, 9pm EST / 8pm Central.

Check back here for a History Channel Trivia Contest a little later in the week. Thanks to our friends at The History Channel we’ll have some fun prizes to give away!

Shoot Like A Girl! I Dare You!

Team Glock - Randi Rogers

Team Glock - Randi Rogers

Girls are taking over the shooting sports… And that’s a great thing. This year especially has been remarkable in the sheer number of shooting companies, products, events, activities, and perspectives geared towards women. What’s most impressive though, is that most of this activity has been initiated not just for women, but by women.

Today’s case in point is the first ever Glock Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF) ladies only match scheduled for May 28-29 in Reevesville, SC. Hosted by B.E.L.T. Training, the Palmetto Glock Girl Shootout is aimed squarely at new women shooters. While experienced women shooters are sure to be there as well, B.E.L.T. and Glock are going the extra mile to get first time shooters and first time competitors there with pre-event training sessions, loaner Glock’s for the match, and more.

So ladies – if you’re anywhere nearby, sign up and participate. The mysterious SC Gun Goddess from B.E.L.T. Training will be there to show you the ropes!

 

Try it. You’ll like it.

Times I’ve shot a gun versus my feelings toward guns – Cheezburger.com.

So True... (img: cheezburger.com)

Firepower Rig

From Andrews Custom Leather – The Firepower Rig… Would make a fine Zombie outbreak bug out bag accessory as well.

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Firepower Rig by Andrews Custom Leather

Who’s the Sniper? An Eastern Shore Hunting Adventure

Goose Hunting on the Eastern Shore

Goose Hunting on the Eastern Shore

Many of you who read the L.C. Smith story, “My Trophy Wife” are wondering “who turned this guy loose with a 12 gauge in the first place”?  Well, this series of short stories shows that, compared to my hunting buddies, I may not be the nutcase after all.

Who’s the Sniper?

Let’s call him “Ritchie”, our caretaker at the time and one of the most avid hunters on the Eastern Shore …. as avid as my great grandfather and he followed great grandpa’s rules.  Seasons were respected only because shotguns are not generally available with silencers.  However, Bag Limits were another story – applicable to normal humans, not Ritchie.

Ghillie Suit

Ghillie Suit

Six of us, guided by Ritchie, started shooting geese at 6:50am on a Wednesday in January, wearing normal eastern shore business casual.  We had our limit within 45 minutes and I took off for work.

As Ritchie headed for his day job, he remembered the pair of Mallards that had been feeding in the shallows less than 50 yards from the pool. No matter that we already had our limit, these mallards were too good to pass up.  Ritchie hauled his ghillie suit out of the truck, struggled into it and plopped himself in the middle of the lawn, mid-way between the pool and the horseshoe pit – totally invisible – at least to the mallards.

Ghillie suits were developed by Scottish gamekeepers in the 19th century as a portable hunting blind.  Lovat Scouts, a Scottish Highland regiment formed by the British Army during the Second Boer War, is the first known military unit to use ghillie suits and went on to become the British Army’s first sniper unit in 1916.

After 45 minutes or so, the Mallards came to feed and, within several seconds, were toast.  Five minutes later, Ritchie was toast.

A DNR (Department of Natural Resources) agent clambered out of my neighbor’s tree, packing his binoculars back in the case as he shouted at Ritchie … “Hold it buddy”!  Turns out this goose cop had been perched in that tree since O-dark-30, watching us bag our limit, seeing Ritchie sling his geese into the back of his truck, watching him climb into his ghillie suit and taking the mallards

As I recall, that little episode cost Ritchie a couple of grand in legal fees, more than that in fines (may not have been his 1st offense) and a year or two probation.  Pretty expensive mallards.

 

40mm Machine Gun vs. Mannequin

Another educational installment from a ‘professional’ Russian. Watch til the end to see how the manequin fares against a 40mm shell…

Gun Word of the Day: Rack

Gun Word Of The Day

Gun Word Of The Day

Rack [rak]

- verb

1. To cycle the slide of a semi-automatic gun. Usually refers to the procedure of operating a handgun where complete cycling of the slide ejects an empty cartridge case (if present) from the chamber, while moving a new cartridge from the magazine into the chamber. This action basically clears the chamber of an existing empty, or full, cartridge and prepares the gun for firing a new cartridge. Repeated ‘racking’ of the slide will eventually empty the gun of all cartridges. Racking the slide is also used to clear jams or malfunctions. On the range, or in a competition, a command to rack the slide may be used in a couple of different circumstances. When a semi-automatic gun is first loaded, the slide must be racked to load a cartridge into the chamber so the gun is prepared to fire. Second, a range officer may issue a rack the slide command when shooting is finished to verify that a gun is empty.

2. Ummm. This should describe it…

What $20 Will Buy You…

In this harsh and unforgiving economy, it’s more important than ever to watch the pennies. As a public service, we’ve decided to offer some ideas on what 20 bucks can get you.

  • (2) Tickets to see a movie. Like Black Swan – A Tactical Ballet Story
  • (83) rounds of Winchester White Box 9mm ammo from the local Wal-Mart
  • (2) Large and (2) Mini ShamWows, plus, if you order now, get a Second Set FREE, plus a FREE Bonus, ANDShamWow Mop!

Or

You can shoot this:

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Napoleon 12 Pound Field Howitzer

 

At this:

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(Nothing personal Jay G., you just had the best Mini van picture I could find) Img: stuckinmassachusetts.blogspot.com

 

Apparently I’m going to be able to do exactly that at the LuckyGunner.com blogger shooting event this weekend.

Now that’s bang for the buck.

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