Archive for October, 2013

A few posts back I did a short review of the ammo I have been toying with and carrying most the summer. If you missed the post you can find it here. Well it turns out I’m not the only one excited about what Liberty Ammunition has to offer.

Ryan Roquin from the Gun Runner Podcast managed to get the owner of Liberty and the brains behind these innovative rounds together and put it into a short interview. As usual Ryan puts on a great interview and there is a ton of info stuffed into the show.

I have been listening to the Gun Runner Podcast religiously for well over a year now and have to say it is always at the top of my playlist. Very soon he will be switching over to another new show called Brass Call and when he does I will be sure to let everyone know and add it to the other shows I have recommended.

One last thing I wanted to fill everyone in on that is associated with Ryan and his Podcast is National Ammunition Day on November 4th. There is a Facebook event that Ryan started I encourage everyone to join and also head over and like The Gun Runner Podcast’s Facebook Page. Let him know you heard about him from Absolute BS Blog.

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Sybrina Fulton held the attention of a Senate committee yesterday while trying to push changes to a law that was never used as a defense in the case surrounding her son. Why hasn’t anyone pointed that fact out? Maybe I’m in a bad mood tonight and am cutting straight to the chase?

“I just wanted to come here to … let you know how important it is that we amend this stand your ground because it certainly did not work in my case,” Fulton said, speaking without consulting prepared remarks. “The person that shot and killed my son is walking the streets today. This law does not work.”

Again, George Zimmerman’s defense team never used Stand Your Ground as a defense. Again with the misrepresenting of facts.

As expected Ted Cruz offers up the best idea of leaving it up to the states to decide.

“This is not about politicking. This is not about inflaming racial tensions. This is about the right of everyone to protect themselves and protect their families.”

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As of September 11th police received an internal memo that the NFL has banned all off-duty federal, state, and local law enforcement officers from carrying weapons in any NFL stadium or facility. As you would expect this flew about as well as a lead balloon with the police unions.

Of all the quotes I found from officers and police union reps on this issue the best one came from Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President Mike Shield.

“It is an insult that a state certified law-enforcement officer cannot carry his duty weapon at an NFL event.”

Wait, so it’s an insult to police but what about the ongoing  ban that has been kept legal concealed carry by citizens out of stadiums? Is this the same type of insult?

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!! Another veteran officer piped up during the interview and added his two cents.

“If you don’t have someone that could respond to a deadly-force incident that could cause more lives to be in jeopardy,”

I totally agree!!! Someone like an armed citizen could respond and save lives! CAN I GET AN AMEN!?!?!?!??!

Just think if we could get this kind of pants shitting anger for the average civilians rights instead of the civilians with shiny badges. Let me what your thoughts are over on Facebook and while you are there click LIKE.

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You know I am here to report the events that I think you, as my valued readers, need to hear about. Well here goes….

According to an eyewitness at the scene of the incident, when Officer Putnam arrived, the squirrel was still inside the store and becoming increasingly hostile, presumably due to the stress of the incident.

Being an amateur commentator it is my job to make drastic and obvious assumptions when it come to big stories like this (Just listen to some of the stuff CNN says when reporting the Naval Yard shooting) and I am calling this a dry run for future squirrel attacks. First, small jobs at the Dollar General and then before we know it our Sears and Walmart Supercenters are being overrun.

There is no telling how many terrorist Squirrel Cells are here in the US but there has been unreported photo evidence out there for quite awhile now….

Obviously, I am taking a very long winding route to get to a serious point today. How is anything I reported above any different than how our mainstream media reports on events such as Sandy Hook or the Naval Yard shooting? I know the Daily Show isn’t the champion of Second Amendment support, but John Stewart and the Daily Show did a great piece on showing exactly how bad our mainstream news is getting.

Click here to check out the video and let me know what you think. (I tried to imbed the video but was not having any luck with it sorry.)

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When I am teaching a class I like to make sure I cover the Cooper Color Codes. I have touched on them quite a few times because I feel it is the best way to avoid trouble before it happens. Lets face it, the best gun fight is one that you are never involved in. I always enjoy when I am going over mindset and how to stay aware by utilizing the codes and there is usually one person who just doesn’t get it. The person generally can’t see themselves ever in “condition white” while a spouse or friend sits beside them laughing and making fun of the doubtful’s false reality.

September 23 on a San Francisco commuter train a man managed to pull a gun out multiple times all while going unnoticed by everyone around him. Every commuter on the train was so wrapped up in their cell phones, tablets, or just completely oblivious to their surroundings to even notice when the gunman wiped his nose with the hand holding the gun.

This is a prime example of Conditions White. It is sad that the majority of Americans live their lives completely asleep and could fall prey to the exact same scenario. As concealed carry members we need to try to look one step ahead and understand that action is always faster than reaction. We don’t have the fortune to decide when, where, or how an attack will occur; that is up to the bad guy.

If this story doesn’t prove that people move throughout their day completely oblivious to their surroundings a fun little exercise I like to do when my wife drags me to an overly crowded place such as a mall is sit and people watch. You will quickly change your mind.

The moral of the story is don’t live in white. Detach yourself from your cell phone. If you need to check Facebook or see what the blog is up to at that moment find a safe place and don’t become so engulfed that you lose sense of what is going on around you. Always be trying to see things before they happen so you aren’t so far behind if the brown stuff does in fact start hitting the fan.

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If you are following on Facebook you probably saw a picture I posted up on Friday morning showing off a new toy I picked up.

If you like the blog on Facebook you have see this.

If you like the blog on Facebook you have see this.

I have been looking for a revolver for awhile now. At first I was looking for a Smith Bodyguard or a Ruger LCP. I thought about it and realized that all the guns I really put to work are 9mm. My Dillon is set up for 9mm and is usually cranking out rounds at least one night a week to keep myself ahead of what I use during practice and classes. It became clear that I really didn’t need to add another caliber to the mix and I wanted to keep commonality across the board with my guns. Another reason I wanted a revolver was to mold myself into a more rounded shooter. I want to be able to make sure that when we get a student shooting a revolver I can help them the same as I can for a semi-auto shooter.

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Taurus 905 9mm

I ended up settling on a Taurus 905 in 9mm. The 905 is a 5 round, double single action with a 2 inch barrel. My first impression when opening the box was good. The fit and finish is what you would expect from a new gun. When I was still out searching I ran across a certain brand that actually looked like the barrel was JB Welded onto the frame. Unloaded the gun is pretty hefty. The grips fit me pretty well and the trigger is what I expected from a band new revolver. The 9mm being a rimless cartridge needs a little help staying inside the chamber. The 905 utilizes moon clips and comes from the fctory with a total of 5.

I finally got a chance to shoot it out on our farm. I put about 30 rounds through it before it got too dark. I was using some of my reloads and was pleasantly surprised at the low recoil. The loads are 115gr RN from Xtreme Bullets being pushed by 4.0gr of Titegroup. I am thinking that if these rounds are too snappy for the wife I can even hold a little back on the powder and make it even more manageable but I am doubting it will be a problem. The accuracy is pretty much what I expected for a 2 inch revolver and me behind the trigger. Like I said above I am not a great revolver shooter but I managed a decent group at 7 yards.

The one small problem I did run across was the moon clip was having a hard time hanging onto the 2011 S&B casing. It held Blazer, Federal, and 2012 S&B casing just fine. I guess there is a slight difference in the 2011 specs. I didn’t run across any other problems and was pretty happy with the way it shot.

A closer look at the moon clip

A closer look at the moon clip

I am still up in the air if I am going to carry this gun at all just yet. I can see myself carrying it as a backup gun but not a primary. I don’t want to give up the capacity the Glock offers just yet. I hope to keep practicing and getting better in the way of the revolver, and I will be sure to keep you updated if I run across any problems. As of right now I think this is going to be a great learning piece and I can’t wait to get out and spend a little more time behind it. I intend to get it all cleaned back up and squirt some Slipstream into it and see what difference that will make with the trigger.

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Liberty Civil Defense has been my new carry ammo for the last month and a half. There are a few cool things about this that I really enjoy about it so far and has had me switching to these as my primary carry rounds all through summer.

First, lets get the specs out of the way. This is a lead free 50 gr. fragmenting monolithic hollow point. The rounds themselves are made of nickel-plated copper with a nickel-plated (brass) cartridge case. Why lead free you ask? I wondered the same thing. I figured they were trying to get a jump on the new laws in California calling for all ammunition to be free of lead and apparently I was wrong. According to Liberty Ammunition, they set out to design the most lethal ammunition in the world and it just so happened that lead free produced the best results. Who knew right?

The reason I started looking into this ammo is because I am always concerned about over penetration. After looking into some of the videos online I liked what I saw. After the initial impact on most ballistic gel tests the round would fragment and dump a ton of energy really quickly. The base seems to travel roughly 11 inches into the gel, but it loses about half of its weight during the fragmentation. The impact and wound channel looks pretty devastating and in a self-defense round that is what I look for. I want to make sure whoever is on the receiving end of my rounds quickly re-evaluates their actions and life choices, and after watching some of the videos I think this is the round to make that happen.

It looks like they picked up Joe Teti from Dual Survival to do some of their videos for them.

One thing I do enjoy about the 50 gr bullet is that a fully loaded Glock 19 mag weighs less than one of my California compliant 10 rounders with standard ball ammo. When you are carrying these in the gun it feels like there is no magazine. In the summer time that is pretty nice since my standard summer time “operator uniform” is shorts, light t-shirt, and my vibram Bikila LS’ (and yes the Vibrams are awesome) so it is nice to have the light gun feel but still have that 15 round capacity.

When I tested the rounds I was pleasantly surprised with the minimal recoil and spot on accuracy paired with the Glock 19. When I say reduced recoil I am serious. It is very noticeable and made follow-up shots great as there was very little muzzle flip. Ladies will appreciate this change from some of the other self-defense rounds on the market. I am a firm believer in there is no such thing as a “one stop shot.” Quick precise follow up shots are going to be needed and the light recoil offered by these rounds will make that possible.

Of course there are quite a few people who aren’t as enthused about what these rounds offer and you can find a lot of differing views and skeptics on Youtube. Here is one of those videos:

The reason I posted this video in particular was the pork shoulder portion. The wound cavity is insane! I am almost certain that would make somebody stop doing whatever it was that prompted the need for an armed response.

Here is another video from Ammunition Depot showing a slow motion on ballistic gel.

Having confidence in your equipment is vital. If you do your research and feel you are better suited with something else, rock on. It is your choice and I am just here showing you options. I am confident that this ammo in my Glock will provide me the protection and performance I need in the summer time. With cooler weather rolling around I am still undecided if I am going to stick with Liberty in the winter or move towards a heavier round. As soon as I make a decision I will fill you in.

If you do decide to try out some Liberty for yourself you can find some at Ammunition Depot right now and they have a heck of a sale price on it as of today (October 15th, 2013).

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