Monthly Archives: July 2017

The accurate AR

I recently had a discussion with a former gun blogger who has a readership about AR lower receivers, and specifically Anderson lower receivers. He was amazed that they were going for 30 dollars currently in the “gun glut” of all … Continue reading

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Femsplaining “average white man confidence” in the culture wars

So there I was, enjoying the Harry Potter weekend when I saw an advertisement for “The Bold Type” which is about some appropriately multi-ethnic women in magazine publishing. In the preview, one character says this to another… “Go in there … Continue reading

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EPM Mags horrible? OH NOES!!!

Not really. What if I told you a story where the US Army Enhanced Performance Magazines had 3 magazine related failures out of 6000 rounds, and the PMAG had 2 magazine related failures out of 6000 rounds. Would you assume … Continue reading

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Open Access, you paid for it why shouldn’t you have access to it?

  Have you ever tried to access a research article to find it behind a paywall, with an access fee north of twenty dollars and a subscription process that felt like taking out a home mortgage? Well, if so you … Continue reading

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Small Form Factor PC Build considerations

I recently completed a Small Form Factor computer upgrade for a family member. We tried assembling a computer based on used parts, but alas, the used parts included a DOA motherboard, so I went to a surplus store and picked … Continue reading

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I’m done pretending women are safe, even my wife.

Pretty provocative title, isn’t it? Of course it is, and there are really only three possible reactions to such a statement; 1) Meh, who cares? 2) sure, technically nothing is “safe” just various degrees of relative safety or danger, and … Continue reading

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Gear Review: ALG Quality Milspec Trigger

I gave the gift of a Palmetto State Armory “Freedom Rifle” kit to a family member, and we assembled it on his kitchen table then took it to the range the following day. We fed it  a steady diet of … Continue reading

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A possible tale of a sniper rifle

Imagine the possibility of a rifle in nearly continuous service for over a century, modified over the years but all built around the same action. It is possible, as the Mauser 98 is still in limited service. The first major … Continue reading

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Value Computer Dilemma: Build Cheap or Buy Used?

Over a decade ago a lot of the small “white box computer store” mom and pop shops closed up because they realized they could no longer build a computer cheaper than the big boys like Dell, Lenovo, HP, or Acer. … Continue reading

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Saving Free Speech from Trolls? But then who else would mock online stupidity?

What do you get when you cross an uninformed yet opinionated hypocrite (in this case Lindy West) with free speech? You get an editorial that boils down to “well it’s not trolling when our side does it!” https://archive.fo/S9f49 Criticism is … Continue reading

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