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Only Took Me 18 Years

Friday, August 27th, 2010

You Found What Works for You: Go Buy More Copies

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

You always hear as a new gun-toter that almost everybody ends up with a box full of holsters that didn’t work right for them.

What nobody ever tells you is that you may eventually find one that works so well that you can ditch almost everything else.

For three years now I’ve been carrying some Glock or another in a Comp-Tac MTAC holster. It’s held up just fine and conceals a baby Glock under a T-shirt, or my duty weapon under an untucked camp shirt. It’s so comfortable that I usually wear it right up until I get undressed for bed. For the first two years of ownership I wasn’t an Only One, so the holster was my constant companion.

About a year ago, I gritted my teeth and bought a second copy. I’d had beloved holsters fail on me before, and it always seems to happen right before a long trip where you really want your heater to be comfortable and well-concealed. It came in and was promptly put on the shelf for a rainy day.

Today I received duplicates of my magazine carrier and chemical weapon carrier. Over the years I’ve also ordered several sets of mounting hardware and mounting clips.

Nothing made by man lasts forever. If you know that something will eventually fail, and that you’ll replace it with an identical copy when it happens, why not go ahead and have your spare lined up now? This is the beginning of preparedness.

Bunker for Sale

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Commander Zero links a great youtube tour of a bunker originally built to protect telecom equipment during the cold war.

At $440,000, it could make a darn tempting group buy. I would be very interested in knowing if it was located in California or in one of the neighboring states. The description says five hours out of LA.


Friday, August 6th, 2010

I have a guest room that has room for a twin bed and a tiny desk and not much else. Designs like this could make that room actually useful for something.

Take a look

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Take a good hard look. What do you see?

I see an aggressor with a weapon.

What would be your immediate reaction to this situation? I hope that it would be to address the criminal with your own deadly force.

But then you’d go to jail, because that criminal is an off-duty cop, and in the state of Maryland, cops don’t have to worry about petty things like aggravated assault charges. Instead, when faced with documentation of unlawful use of force, they can charge the motorcyclist with a crime for videotaping one of their own in public.

Here’s the whole video. Skip to about 3:00 for the rage. I can imagine that at about 3:18 I’d be putting rounds into the man approaching me with a gun. Good thing for the Only One that the little people aren’t trusted with handguns in public.