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Make it a Ruger 50-22, The Ruger BX-25×2 Magazine

The Ruger 10-22 has been around since 1964 but I didn’t buy my first one until about 1980 when I talked my Mrs. Jackson into buying one for her favorite under-age son.  She still gives me a hard time about it periodically as the first thing I did was throw on a black nylon stock with a pistol grip and buy a 30 round banana magazine.  Mama Jackson is definitely from the ‘guns are bad’ side of rational thought and the more tacti-cool a gun looks the more evil they are in her eyes. The venerable 10-22 gets it’s name from the fact that it’s a .22 caliber longarm designed to feed from a 10 round magazine but why would anyone want to shoot from a 10 round magazine when there are 25 and 30 round magazines designed for the same weapon?  As I mentioned, after I purchased my first Ruger 10-22 I rushed right out and purchased a 30 round magazine…it kinda worked…sometimes.  Over the years I must have purchased every aftermarket magazine that came out for the 10-22…because 10 rounds just never seemed like enough.  None worked very well.  I think the reason they never worked is that the plastic lips of the magazine just didn’t seat as reliably as the metal lips on the factory original. Finally, one day a year or two ago as I was walking through the PX I noticed a product on the shelf that looked almost familiar.  On closer inspection it turned out to be a new, Ruger produced 25 round magazine with metal lips just like Ruger’s 10 round magazine.  They aren’t cheap but I took a chance and bought two that day and boy was I happy with the result.  The Ruger 10-22 finally had the magazine it deserved and should now be called the Ruger 25-22.  The magazine was called the BX-25...

Texas Loves Kids

Gotta love Texas.  Texas loves kids enough they feel that they are worth protecting in ways that work better than having one officer on hand who is nothing more than the first victim to any well planned attack. via Texas School District’s Sign Is Almost Sure to Irk the Left: ‘Please Be Aware That the Staff at Argyle ISD Are…’ | TheBlaze.com. FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

SHTF Gun: The Under-appreciated Rossi Trifecta

The Rossi Trifecta: Introduction Looking for a SHTF gun?  Recently, I read a very good article that was been re-posted around the web entitled “Building A Survival Arsenal On A Budget“. It gave some very practical advice on which SHTF gun, pistols, rifles and shotguns, would fit in to a survival plan on a budget. Common features on many a low priced SHTF gun is a break action and single shot capability.  To fill the niche for a rim fire SHTF gun they featured the Chiappa Little Badger; a neat little break action .22LR rim fire which comes in around the $170 price range. I couldn’t help but think that for $100 more I could fill the niche of a rim fire .22 in my SHTF gun arsenal, as well as a shotgun and a center-fire hunting rifle with one package. That package is the Rossi Trifecta Youth Combo. The Rossi Trifecta: Description The Rossi Trifecta is an extremely versatile shooting system that lends itself for use as a SHTF gun.  It combines a black synthetic stock with three calibers of interchangeable barrels.  They are a .22LR rim fire, with adjustable fiber optic sights.  A shotgun, with bead front sight.  Lastly, a center fire rifle, with adjustable fiber optic sights.   The barrels change with one screw and no tools.  You can get the Rossi Trifecta in several different flavors: 22LR/ 243 Winchester/410 shotgun (available with a green stock) 22LR/ 44 Mag/ 20-gauge 22LR/ 7mm-08 Remington/ 20-gauge 22LR/ 243 Winchester/ 20-gauge (this is the one my family has) The set also includes a scope mount base, hammer extension and removable cheek piece allowing adjustments for proper fit with each barrel. The Rossi Trifecta sets also include a custom carry case to hold the gun and barrels in take-down condition. The Rossi Trifecta: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly The good: The Rossi Trifecta can...

No Guns For You!

No Guns For You?  ‘Out West’ or even in my much beloved Midwest (not including much of Illinois of course) we have a hard time understanding the Eastern Mindset…I’m not talking about the Asian Mind but the Eastern (US) Mind.  With notable exceptions like West Virginia, New Hampshire, Maine and much of Pennsylvania there is this attitude toward liberties and even Constitutionally protected liberties that the rest of us just don’t understand…to quote Mr. Sampson (below) ‘it just doesn’t make sense’ to us.  Recently the Massachusetts legislature pulled wording from a proposed law that would have allowed the local Chief of Police to determine who could and who couldn’t purchase long arms (they already have this power for hand guns).  No due process, no pretense of complying with the requirements of the Second Amendment…just dictatorial powers to determine who is and who isn’t allowed to protect themselves with a rifle or shotgun. Wayne Sampson, the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association epitomized the arrogance of those law enforcement officers prospective overlords more concerned with their personal power than supporting their oath to the Constitution when he exclaimed: We, as an association, believe that it’s unconscionable that if we determine a person is unsuitable to carry a handgun, that they can then turn around and apply for a Firearms Identification Card, which allows them, by law, to purchase rifles and shotguns. And there’s no way we can impose any restrictions on that. It just doesn’t make sense. Wayne Sampson, the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association I agree Mr. Sampson… at least with that last part…‘It just doesn’t make sense.’ It doesn’t make sense for local law enforcement to be able to abridge a citizen’s natural and constitutional right to defend him or herself by executive fiat or whim It doesn’t make sense to...

Shot Multiple Times – Today’s Quote

“I don’t think anybody would argue that shot placement is the most important for terminal ballistics,” Langdon said. “Even though you say a .45 is better than a 9mm, it’s still a pistol caliber. Chances are if it is a determined adversary, they are going to have to be shot multiple times regardless of the caliber.” Many law-enforcement shooting incidents have shown this to be reality, he said. “I talked to a Chicago cop that shot a guy eight times with a .45 to kill him and that was a 230 grain Hydra-Shok,” Langdon said. “And that guy now carries a 9mm …he realized that handgun bullets suck. “You have to shoot people a lot with a handgun.” via Army wants a harder-hitting pistol | Fox News Andrew’s Note:  The U.S. Army adopted the .45 Caliber M1911 pistol on March 29, 1911 as the calibers in use previously were unable to stop the fierce Moro warriors of Mindanao Island in the Philippines.  The Moro were Muslim Philippine separatists fighting for a way of life that included slavery.  I wonder what our plans are for NATO interoperability once we adopt a round more robust than the 9mm.  I sure won’t miss that piece of crap M9 Beretta pistols though! FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

Definition Of A Coward – Today’s Quote

I warned of confiscation. Can’t happen you say? Well, it is going on right now in New York State and Connecticut. With a stroke of a pen, 10′s of thousands of law-abiding citizens in these states became criminals for possession previously legal to own firearms. The government representatives of these states fear their law-abiding, gun-owning neighbors, rather than confront law-breaking criminals or caring for the mentally ill in their communities. Which for me, is the proper definition of a coward. Suburbanprep via Every Prepper Should Own a Mosin-Nagant Rifle | Survival 5×5 – Five Dimensions of Survival Preparations FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

Life Before Livelihood – Today’s Quote

I’m a firm believer in having a gun and not needing it rather than the other way around.  I can always find a new job. Vietnam Vet Don Pitaniello via Store Clerk ‘Suspended’ From Job After Using Gun to Halt Robbery FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

American Gun by Chris Kyle: Book Review

“American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms” tells a story of America as seen over the sights of 10 iconic firearms.  The author, Chris Kyle, accomplishes this by taking these ten American firearms and placing them in their historical context.   The tale that develops gives a broad look at the US from the time of its founding until the present.  It details the development and use of each of the firearms in the times they were prominent.  Kyle intersperses personal recollections and experience along with historical facts,some rather obscure, in to the story.  Being a firearms expert, with extensive combat experience, he obviously enjoys himself along the way Starting with the American Long Rifle, Kyle tells the tale of how American sharpshooters broke the rules of gentlemanly behavior to help win American independence.   The story then moves to the Civil War era and the expansion West.  He tells of these times with three guns. The first is the Spencer Rifle.  Kyle tells how the bureaucracy of the Civil war era Army almost nixed a gun that went on to help win decisive battles like Gettysburg. The Colt Single Action Army Revolver comes out of the holster, next.  It’s story spans the Civil War and comes to a climax at the OK Coral in Tombstone, Arizona. The last gun in this epoch is the  Winchester 73.   Kyle details its development and how it went on the help tame the West. From the Wild West, the tale jumps forward to the turn of the century and through WWII.  The next trio of guns helped win WWI and then played important roles in the Gangster era of the 20’s and 30’s.  In the end, they went on to defeat the Axis powers in 1940s. The first gun, the 1903 Springfield, is a story of adaptation and change.  Developed from the German Mauser, it went on to the trenches...

Dry Run Your Gun!

Andrew’s Note: Today Prepography is pleased to offer Infidel’s latest article, Dry Run Your Gun. Pop quiz folks, what are the two marksmanship principles you cannot do away without? Don’t remember? Well, they are trigger manipulation and sight alignment and there’s a way to practice these fundamentals without spending a dime or even going to the range. Everything else tends to go out the window when normal folks are thrown into a stressful situation but if you can properly put your sights on the target and manipulate the trigger you will most likely prevail. I say normal folks because there are some people who can just naturally remain cool under stressful situations and then there are others that have survived numerous gunfights in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan or even the mean streets of some of our own cities. So how do normal folks maintain their firearms skills when ammo is short supply or too expensive to shoot? By dry firing of course. Dry firing can be used to train your body and your mind for proper trigger manipulation and sight alignment even when you can’t get to the range. Safety When You Dry Run Your Gun So, how do you get started? The first thing is SAFETY! Remembering the four rules of gun safety is a good place to start: 1. Always treat the Gun as if it’s loaded 2. Never point the gun at anything that you are not prepared to destroy 3. Always be sure of your target and what is behind it 4. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target and you’re ready to shoot Now let’s add a couple of safety rules specific to dry firing: 1. Select a room that can provide a proper backstop in case you forget the rest of the rules. A proper backstop is one...

British Gun Control – One Shot, Six Kills

A British sniper killed six enemy combatants in Afghanistan with a single shot when he hit the trigger switch of a suicide bomber, causing the device to explode. via British sniper kills 6 Taliban soldiers with 1 bullet | Fox News Andrew’s Note:  One shot, six kills…now that’s gun control!  I trust that there’s a particularly nasty circle of hell reserved for those that recruit, arm and perpetrate suicide bombings. FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

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