Friday, September 30, 2016

What Did The Years Teach You?

Age is no guarantee of wisdom. This has been made apparent to me recently. These conversations with persons over the age of 65 left me scratching my head -

Senior Female - "I'll vote for Trump, but he needs to settle down and act his age. And he needs to stop saying all these negative things about women!"

Me - "What has he said about women?"

SF - "Just mean things. But now, the media says he says racist things, but he doesn't. The media lies."

Me - "So when the media says Trump is a racist, they are lying, but when they say Trump says mean things about women they are telling the truth?"

SF - dumbfounded look.


Senior Male - "I believe of the two major candidates, Hillary would be less destructive to our way of life."

Me - "Sir, you were in the Army, correct? (He nods to the affirmative) I believe Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods might disagree if they were still alive to do so."

SM - dumbfounded look.


What about you? Any folks over 65 giving you crazy responses to the election?

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Standing Orders

From this article here are the standing orders of the 3% -

I: Stand your ground...

II: Do not fire unless fired upon... (We have all been fired upon)

III: If they mean to have a war, let it begin here (Defend Yourselves!)...

IV: When war is begun, go find something Evil and kill it...

V: Traitors first...

On article V - only in a WROL situation... but that will be my MO.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Three Laws... Again

From a liberal on Facebook who knowingly attends a church where the pastor is decidedly conservative:

I'm tired of the message that being a liberal makes me a bad Christian OR that being a Christian makes me a bad liberal.
I adore my church, the people and my pastor. But I have to say it's getting really old to hear him spew the word liberal like its dirty. I wonder sometimes does he even realize he has liberals in his congregation. People who are working for his church. People who trust him and love what has been built. It's really heartbreaking.

So after reading this, and with the knowledge that this person has attended the church in question for nearly a year, we can safely conclude that one of two simple things is true. Either -

A. The liberal feels the pastor is lying when he says these things. If this is the case, then why continue to attend? Whether the church and it's people do good things would be immaterial. Now, lying is not always sinful according to the Bible, but to make a broad statement like this that you feel is false would mean you would also have to believe the pastor lacks in morals and ethics.

Note - I once attended a church where the pastor lied directly to me. It was not a sin. However, the nature of the lie put his integrity into question. Therefore, I removed myself and my family from that church immediately. 


B. The liberal feels convicted. This would be my guess. That's why they put the post on Facebook. That's why they continue to attend. Maybe, just maybe, this person realizes their own issues, and to be called out on them hurts. And if this is the case, it means this particular liberal knows the truth, but simply rejects it. So, the question becomes, do the Three Laws apply?

Let's evaluate:
1. Always Lie.
Well, either the pastor is lying or the liberal is. And the liberal continues to attend...

2. Always double down.
This post was one of three political posts made after the church service in question. This was the first political post by this liberal in four months.

3. Always project.
From a previous post: yet again I am reminded what disgusts me most in this world:  self righteous apathy.

Yup. All three.

Oh, and this was their most recent cover photo:

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Trump Wins Debate 1

Last night, I mentioned in closing that most polls had Trump winning the debate to the tune of about 60%. Several friends and readers asked where I got that number.

I first saw about 61% Trump on a poll by WKRN News 2 - the ABC affiliate in Nashville, TN. But these other sources were readily available this morning. As you can see, most have Trump between 55% and 60%.

Not bad for a man who was outnumbered about 5 to 1. Who are the five? The moderator, and Hillary's four staffers on the other end of her earpiece. That's why she would delay during her answers.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Debate Thoughts 2016 - Presidential 1

Notes on the debate tonight. Wasn't going to do one of these, but a good friend asked, and so here it is! I'd say she owes me one, but with all the kindness she's shown our family recently, I still owe her a couple.

First thoughts - the media.
During the debate the "moderator" kept interrupting Trump, but only rarely Clinton. If you really, truly are undecided, you must take note of this. You must ask why the media feels it necessary to protect her. And what happens to America when they stop protecting her?

Similarly, the post-debate shows were ablaze with attempts to put a positive spin on what Clinton said; and trying to mischaracterize what Trump has said. Why must they lie about him? Why must they try to re-emphasize the points they wanted her to make?

Thought - the three laws.
Remember, Social Justice Warriors and liberals, by default, follow the three laws:
1. Always Lie.
2. Always double down.
3. Always project.

If someone is doing these things, it means their argument holds no water, and they must try to win in the court of public opinion via other means. Usually, the other means are bullying in nature.

Thought - the topics.
By my count, these were the most important topics covered:
The economy
Racial relations
Foreign relations
Domestic security

Thoughts - getting rattled
Trump was in his element. He has hosted a reality show for many years, and it shows. He understands the audience he is trying to reach and it shows. The only people saying he got rattled are the Democrats,  and they are projecting (Law 3) when they say this.

Hillary, on the other hand, got very visibly agitated on many topics and subjects. She tried to debate as if it was on Twitter. But, she looked like a grandmother trying to play the most recent video game: monkeying through it and not really liking any of it, but doing it so someone else will be happy.

Thoughts - experience
If you like what we've had for the past 8 years, vote for Hillary. She is a politician, and it showed. If you do not like what we've had, vote for Trump. If you prefer politics as usual, nobody says that better than Hillary. If you'd really like something different, vote Trump. As Trump said, she has a lot of experience, but it's all bad. Trump has made Billions, and had much success in business.

Of course, the media says Clinton won (Lie - Law 1). They have a huge vested interest in her winning. However, in polls where live people said what they think, about 60% feel Trump won.

Thought - they are acting like children.
My friend made this comment - that both were acting like children. Suppose this: suppose your opponent acts like a child. Suppose the moderators swing things in their favor like children. Suppose the people you are trying to reach think and act largely like children. Now wouldn't you act like a better child... one they want to be like or be around?
Me, too.

When Trump is engaged respectfully and honestly, he conducts himself in a very businesslike and friendly manner. Of course, then he is totally unstoppable, and the media and their puppet masters cannot have that.

Thoughts - taking away rights
Hillary said she wanted more gun control. If she's willing to compromise one of your rights, which is the next right she will compromise? 

Thought -  riddle me this.
If Hillary made a mistake (her words) in deleting the emails, why did she make the mistake 35 thousand times?
If Hillary wants to keep us safe from ISIS, why does she insist on importing more of them?
If Hillary wants to keep us safe from ISIS, then why did she create them?
If Hillary is insulted by Trump's birther claims, why did she engage in them?
If Hillary is insulted by Trump's treatment of women, why does she still have Bill in her life, and how is this OK in any universe?

Note - if the media brings up any topic against Trump, you can be sure that Hillary is guilty of worse in the same category.

There's my thoughts.
Trump looked and acted far more presidential, despite what the media has told you.
Hillary looked old and worn out. And she is very, very dishonest.
The media has their favorite. Vote for their favorite if you think they have your best interest in mind.

Good Book

Most people enjoy light reading when travelling via airplane. I do, too. But I may have frightened the man sitting next to me.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Hillary Projects

If you listen to the media, they would have you believe Trump has meltdowns and is rude and crude. The reality of it isnthis: Trump does not tolerate lies and disrespect from the media. He engages them when they lie and demonstrate disrespect.

On the other side of the coin, Hillary is throwing tantrums. She tries to have people fired, she's had others killed. She throws things. She really does throw tantrums.

Yet another case of liberals demonstrating the Third Law -
1. Always Lie
2. Always Double Down
3. Always Project

Thursday, September 22, 2016

On The Home Front

Today, my wife is scheduled to have a double mastectomy. Reconstruction will come at a later date. No chemo or radiation is scheduled at this time.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

How To Anthem

And while some mulatto and the San Francisco 49ers cannot figure out how to do the National Anthem, 155K people in Tennessee show 'em how it's done.

PS-  pretty sure some of the crowd was from Virginia, too.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A Father's Responsibility

This is our job as fathers. To be:

Wolves, not sheep.
Warriors, not weaklings.
Heroes, not villains.
Men, not mice.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

Who Is Really Intimidated?

Seen on social media:

Dear strong women, you aren't intimidating, he's intimidated. There's a difference.
- Charles Orlando

To be sure, a Delta or Gamma might well be intimidated. That's bad news for the SIW (Strong, Independent Woman), because if she wishes to marry, it will have to be a marriage to a Delta or Gamma.

High value men will not select an SIW as a mate, and it has no bearing on how strong or intimidating she is (or thinks herself to be). It has everything to do with the fact that this type of woman is very antagonistic and contrary. A high value man values his time, among other things.

A high value man will spend his time with a person who will work with him, not against him.

So, what kind of woman would a high value man want to marry?  Turn to Proverbs 31:10-12 (HCSB) for the answer:
Who can find a capable wife?  She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will not lack anything good. She rewards him with good, not evil, all the days of her life.

In fact, all of Proverbs 31 is a good advice column for men to choose a woman, and for women to choose how to act.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Equipment for SHTF

Speaking with a fellow Patriot some time ago, and he was new to the III% / Patriot / Militia concept. He was just out of the military, and he was expressing his wish that his III% group had uniform standards.

Of course, I advised him that it would never float... too many personalities.  And while he felt it was a disadvantage, as the III% man might be unable to recognize friend from foe should shit go down, I feel it is an advantage.

Minutemen, III%ers, Patriot Groups, Oath Keepers, Militias, and the like operate from a heavily civilian base. Some people haven't the funds, and others haven't the desire to purchase and make use of a standardized equipment. This is a strength. What one man has, he can share with his brothers who do not have. It's the free exchange of ideas that make it possible for the individual to pack and carry what he thinks he needs.

In the event of SHTF, one of two things will be true. Either the SHTF events will transpire quickly - over the course of just a few weeks (flooding, Hurricane, earthquake, riots, etc.), or they will be nearly permanent and will alter the course of history. In the (I think more likely) event of the former, the exact gear will be of little consequence. The exact camo pattern will matter even less. In the event of a history-altering event, camo pattern will be even less relevant. Equipment might matter more, but it will be worked out over the first year.

One thing we both agreed on is training. No matter how much you have, there's always more to learn. Get out there, join a good group, and train!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Gamma Commenters

Online is a different story [compared to real life], as it is Gammas who tend to make up the vast majority of persistent problem commenters on this and every other blog on the Internet.
-  Alpha Game 

This mirrors experiences on this blog:

Funny, my son tried similar shut with me. I kicked him up out the house. Your mom should've done the same
- "BamaKaren"

What an arrogant sumbitch you are. I teach 4th grade and have for 6 years. Played football for HS and college and could outshoot you 99 time out of 100. Not to mention whip your skinny ass at grappling any day you wanted to try
- "Roger"

I don't get it. First you were conservative. Then you claimed to be a Libertarian. Now you're a socialist! You change your mind more often than some people change their underwear.
- "Anonymous"

Sounds like your dad was an arrogant prick who wanted to show off
- "Erica"

Liberals are mentally ill. But having glanced around you blog, you're pretty much a psychotic asshat yourself.
- "Timothy"

Of course you did post on the FB page that you find it repugnant and the reason why, right? You manned up, right? I can imagine the nuclear fallout from that.
- "Anonymous"

Six comments out of the last 200 on this blog - all from the same source. They are easy to spot, as Alpha Game points out. Even if they weren't easy to spot that way, they all track back to one individual based on site traffic.

Of greater importance, though, I am thankful for the 194 out of the 200 most recent comments. About 30 different folks who have taken time out of their day to read this blog and offer their thoughts. We may not always agree, but usually the disagreement is only in the minor details.

And, to be sure, there's been much more than 200 comments on this blog. But I only searched the most recent 4 pages of comments to find these examples. I've only got a set amount of time to blog, so it must have positive impact for the majority of my readers. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Holiday Fun!

Labor Day weekend was good for us. I took the kids to a relative's house out in the country. They rode 4-wheelers and shot guns. No better way to celebrate. Here are some photos of my daughter shooting the Marlin 795. She has a pink Crickett, but like the semi-automatic better.

Her targets were rubber cubes, and a rubber crow that was placed 25 yards away.

Kind of hard to see, isn't it?

Oh, that's better -

She said she wanted to shoot all 555 rounds. She got about halfway there.

She is disappointed when the magazine runs out of ammo.

And what fun, safe day of shooting would be complete without a liberal wetting their pants over it all? Not ironically, this liberal post only got 3 "likes." My photo series and video has nearly 200 at the time of this post.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Odd Marriage Situation

By Jove, I thought I'd seen it all.

One of my FB sources for liberal hypocrisy and asinine posts got married recently.
Her husband took her last name.

Yes, that last line was accurate, and written by me, and double-checked.
I'd pay $5 admission just to know what the "vows" were.
No doubt, her testosterone levels were higher than his on the wedding day.

From the male involved on why he took her name:
"Yes, lol. It was funny because she always bugged her mom as a kid as to why that didn't happen more often. And then when we were talking about it early in the relationship I mentioned that I would take her name if we ever got married. She was very pleasantly surprised."
For both their sakes, I hope he takes the Red Pill and soon.

Any over-unders on how long the marriage lasts until she takes him to the cleaners?

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Feminism Kills Restaurants

In restaurants, one sees fewer and fewer waitresses. Yes, the politically correct term is "servers," but you won't see that term used here as a distinction needs to be made between the genders for the purpose of this article. The terms today are "waiters" and "waitresses." Don't like it? Go make somebody a sandwich.

With the decline in the number of females in serving roles, the question must be asked: "where have all the waitresses gone?"

Simple - moms aren't teaching daughters to be women these days. Think about it - how long has it been since you've heard a grown woman say to a girl, "That's not very ladylike?" The art of graceful isn't being taught any more.

Meanwhile, boys are being feminized. They are taught to wait on people hand and foot. They aren't happy with it. The females aren't happy with doing masculine roles, either.

There is one glaring exception: establishments like Hooters and similar are always packed. What's more, the women working there generally seem much happier than at other restaurants. Women prefer to be objectified and play their feminine roles. Hooters and similar restaurants provide just such an environment.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Islam Destroys a QB

Recently, a 2nd string quarterback for an NFL team elected not to stand during the National Anthem. That's certainly his right to freedom of speech, as outlined by the 1st Amendment. But, as often is the case, freedom of speech is not the same as freedom from consequences.

As would be expected, this action led to a lot of media attention. It's a safe bet that this QB timed it perfectly in attempts to gain attention. Right after the Olympics, and just before the debates. Chateau did a piece on it, though you may find  PA a bit more detailed and entertaining.

Of course, this wasn't the first time an athlete decided to protest in a passive-aggressive manner. Nor was this instance an example of a really high profile athlete demonstrating thusly. 20 years ago, Chris Jackson (aka Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf) did the same thing in the NBA.

The main difference was that Jackson (Abdul-Rauf) was an all-star and his team's top player. Jackson was fined $30,000 and suspended a game. Two years later, he was out of the NBA altogether. It is often argued that the stunt ruined his (much higher profile) career.

Philosophical question:
When have you seen a black man convert to Islam and it made a positive impact on his life?

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


When teaching marksmanship, a concept that many students have difficulty grasping is that of "Minutes of Angle" - MOA. This article is a primer on MOA.

A complete circle can be divided into 360 equal units - degrees. Each degree can be further subdivided into 60 equal units - minutes. Each minute can be further subdivided into 60 equal units - seconds.

Therefore, a minute is a unit of measurement. Technically speaking, a minute is 1/21,600th of a circle. It's a measurement of how wide an angle is.

As luck would have it, a minute stretched out to 100 yards away, is really close to 1 inch - 1.047" to be more precise.

Common Errors
Many in the shooting world will see a 1 inch group and say that it is "Minute of Angle." This statement is roughly correct if the group was shot from 100 yards. If it is shot from a different distance, then the statement is not at all correct.

If you shoot a 1 inch group at 25 yards, then the group is 4 Minutes of Angle wide. 4 MOA.

If you shoot a 1 inch group at 300 yards, then that was 0.33 Minutes of Angle wide. 1/3 MOA.

Close Range
If you are shooting at 100 yards, then measuring the MOA of your group is relatively easy - just measure the inches between the farthest shots and you pretty much have it.

Understand though, that if you are closer than 100 yards, then the MOA "cone" shrinks:
- 1 MOA at 75 yards = 0.75 inches.
- 1 MOA at 50 yards = 0.5 inches.
- 1 MOA at 25 yards = 0.25 inches.

Long Range
If you are shooting at 100 yards, then measuring the MOA of your group is relatively easy - just measure the inches between the farthest shots and you pretty much have it.

If you are shooting past 100 yards, the MOA cone is expanding.
- 1 MOA at 200 yards = 2 inches.
- 1 MOA at 400 yards = 4 inches.
- 1 MOA at 1000 yards = 10.47 inches.

Why This Is Important
Because most optics have adjustments in MOA.
* A Rifleman needs to measure the group - specifically, how far off target a group is.
* Then the Rifleman calculates MOA.
* Then the Rifleman applies the correct number of clicks to the sighting device.

Being a Rifleman means no guesswork. Only measurement, calculation, and application.

Example 1
You have a scope that states 1/2 MOA per click. From a steady position at 100 yards, you fire a group that is close together, but is not close to the center of the target. It measures 9 inches above target center, and 4 inches to the right.

You know that at 100 yards, 1 inch is approximately the same as 1 MOA.

You calculate that you need to apply 9 MOA of downward elevation and 4 MOA of left windage to be at the middle.
- Since the rifle scope states 1/2 MOA per click, you apply 18 clicks down and 8 clicks left adjustment.
- You fire another group and have success!

Example 2
Your rifle is zeroed at 25 yards. You take this scope out to 200 yards and find that the group measures 5 inches above the center of the target.

You know that at 200 yards, 1 MOA is approximately 2 inches. Therefore, you calculate that you are 2.5 MOA high.

Again, with a scope having 0.5 MOA per click, you know that you will have to apply 5 clicks down elevation to be on target. You apply it, and fire another group which is in the middle of the target.

Example 3
You are firing from 25 yards. The group is tight, but it is 1.5 inches low, and 4.5 inches to the left.

You know that 1 MOA at 25 yards is 0.25 inches. Therefore, you calculate that your group was 6 MOA low, and 18 MOA to the left. 

This optic has 1/4 MOA adjustments, so you apply 24 clicks up elevation and 72 clicks right windage. Now it's on the money!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Liberal Heads Exploding, Part 2

A Rifleman knows that his enemy will hang himself, if given enough rope. Therefore, the Rifleman does not force the action, but rather, lets it play out. Then the Rifleman picks his shots with surgical accuracy and to devastating effect.

Liberal: "I have a solution to the gun problem. Every gun has a serial number. The person. Who first buys that gun is forever responsible for whomever that gun may kill. So, if someone steals it and kills people, the owner still has to go to jail, because he was responsible for bringing that gun into being."

Rifleman: "OK. So I can go on a shooting spree and kill whomever I want, and not go to jail. I'll use one of my AR15 rifles that I bought from this guy named John* (not his real name). While I'm at it, I'll kill all the people I don't like, and I'll get the Liberal politicians, too - including the Witch you intend to vote for this fall."
Said with a shit-eating grin.

Liberal:  mind blown.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Our National Identity

The Rifleman observes a hotel lobby full of people eating breakfast.

There are 12 men of differing business persuasions, 2 women with their men, and 2 more women there solo. This room says a lot, even though few words are being spoken.

The women there with their men are speaking with their men. Their attention is turned to their respective men. Their conversation is with their men.

The two solo women are buried in their phones. They don't know it, but the Rifleman observes as they size up every man in the place when he walks in. When a man walks in with a woman by his side, the solo women size up the woman with the man, as if to say "What does she have that I don't?"

The solo women are thinner than the other two. Both of them are 35+. Neither wears a ring. They look longest at the men who are tall (over 5'10") and who do not have the beer belly. The Rifleman is one of those men. His wedding ring does not cast their glaze aside.

The men in the room... are a cross section of businessmen from the United States today. None are visibly under the age of 40. It is doubtful that a younger man is likely to have the gumption to hold down a job - particularly one where travel is involved.

But these men are not top of the chain. None are close. And they all have their tells. Most are Deltas, maybe one Gamma. Scratch that, there is one man's man... but he is 65. No longer an Alpha, but now perhaps content in a role of Beta or Sigma, depending on his personality. He sits alone and does not speak. He is the only man in the room who is not staring blankly at the television - other than the Rifleman, of course. 

Of the twelve men plus the Rifleman, four do not have the aforementioned beer belly. Two are over age 65 (including the sunset Alpha), and the other is about 45.

There is also a table with five adolescent males in the room. It's easy to pick out the pack leader - he's the biggest, oldest, and strongest. It's also easy to pick out the one who is dead last - his head is buried in the phone. The rest jockey for position instinctually. The true 2nd top guy is either the tall one, or the flashy one - it's hard to tell.

In an offensive situation, the Rifleman knows the sunset Alpha would probably be the hardest opponent. The rest would go easy.

In a defensive situation, this would be a nightmare. Having to protect 17 people in an open room would be problematic. Add to that the fact that the most likely source of help is way past his prime, and it would be a recipe for disaster.

The USA needs more Riflemen.


Friday, September 2, 2016

Point of Impact Considerations 2

In the previous post, the topic was where your point of impact would be, given a specific zero. But say you own a scope which features a Ballistic Drop Compensator  (BDC). Where do you aim at specific distances?

* A zero at 100 yards / meters
* Hash marks or other reticle indicators for 200, 300, 400, etc.
* 16" barrel
* M193 / M855 ammo

25 m - aim between the 300 and 400 hash marks.
50 m - aim at the 200 hash mark.
100 m - 100 yds zero.
Use correct hash marks beyond 100 m.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Point of Impact Considerations 1

There are several common zeroes that a person might use for their AR15, when it wears fixed sights or a red dot. Of course, if your rifle has rear sights that are adjustable for elevation, then it's a no-brainer: use the Revised Improved Battlesight Zero (RIBZ). Similarly, if you utilize a scope with a Ballistic Drop Compensator (BDC) reticle, then zero per the manual and you are set!

For fixed sights, there are three main zeroes that most shooters use:
* Military doctrine calls for a 300 m zero. Many times, this is mistakenly called a 25 m zero. In actuality, if you wish to zero at 300, your best bet is to use a 36 yard zero. Dial in perfectly at 36, and you'll be really close at 300.
* A less common zero, but one that some folks like, is the 100 yards zero. Many ranges have a 100 yards firing line, hence the popularity.
* Possibly the most common zero is the 50/200 zero. If you dial in at 50 yards, you'll be almost dead-on again at about 200 yards. This zero offers some easy holdovers, too.

Of course, two other criteria are what length barrel you use and what round. Barrels come in several common lengths - 14.5", 16", and 20". 18" barrels produce bullet velocities that are frequently similar to 20" barrels, so no real need for the fourth option. For this discussion, we shall assume that the two most common rounds - M855 and M193 - have substantially similar trajectories under 500 yards (and they do).

100 yard zero
If you use a 16" barrel - which is quite possibly the most common AR15 barrel - here's a good dope chart for where your bullet will impact, if you are zeroed at 100 yards:

25 yards     -     1.5" low
50 yards     -     0.75" low
100 yards   -     -0-
200 yards   -     2.3" low
300 yards   -     11" low
400 yards   -     28.7" low

50 yard zero
Again, for a 16" barrel.
25 yards     -     1.1" low
50 yards     -     -0-
100 yards   -     1.45" high
200 yards   -     0.6" high
300 yards   -     6.7" low
400 yards   -     22.8" low

36 yard zero
25 yards     -     0.7" low
50 yards     -     0.8" high
100 yards   -     3.1" high
200 yards   -     3.9" high
300 yards   -     1.7" low
400 yards   -     16.1" low

Now you know your holdovers. Good luck!