15 February 2008

Angry White Man

This article about sums it up.

His common traits are that he isn’t looking for anything from anyone — just the promise to be able to make his own way on a level playing field. In many cases, he is an independent businessman and employs several people. He pays more than his share of taxes and works hard.

The victimhood syndrome buzzwords — “disenfranchised,” “marginalized” and “voiceless” — don’t resonate with him. “Press ‘one’ for English” is a curse-word to him. He’s used to picking up the tab, whether it’s the company Christmas party, three sets of braces, three college educations or a beautiful wedding.

The Angry White Man owns firearms, and he’s willing to pick up a gun to defend his home and his country. He is willing to lay down his life to defend the freedom and safety of others, and the thought of killing someone who needs killing really doesn’t bother him

I think this is the first article/editorial I've read in years that I could't think of a single thing to add to it or elaborate on.

I'm absolutely stunned this was printed in the liberal haven of Aspen, CO...

And I know a LOT of people that fit this description.

10 February 2008

GSG-5 Range Report

Ok, it's late and I'm tired so this will be brief!

Cliff's notes version of the range day with the GSG-5:

Shot ~900 rounds of mixed, bulk .22; Winchester and Federal. ONE failure to fire, and that was just a cruddy .22 round that didn't want to go bang and not the fault of the rifle.

Offhand at 10 yards, without really trying for a decent group, shot a one mag (24 rounds) group that would fit inside a silver dollar. From the bench, without using a rest for the rifle and just propping my elbows on the table I was easily hitting an 8 inch steel plate at 100 yards every time I pulled the trigger.

Had TONS of fun. This little rifle is a blast. Everyone should have one.

Here's the last mag of the day, and yeah, my trigger finger was damn tired - between all the .22, .223, .308, 9mm and .45acp I think I really got my trigger finger some good exercise today!