Jun 232012
 

Often wondered about this myself…

 Back in 2009, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said we were “a nation of cowards” on matters of race. Permit me to be brave and run a few assertions by you just to see whether we’re on the same page. There should be two standards for civilized conduct: one for whites, which is higher, and another for blacks, which is lower. In other words, in the name of justice and fair play, blacks should not be held accountable to the same standards that whites are and should not be criticized for conduct that we’d deem disgusting and racist if said or done by whites.

Williams: Dealing with double standards | Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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Jun 082012
 

Silent

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May 162012
 

I recently bought a house-brand Pelican-style camera case from Calumet Photo to use as a gun case – I figured I needed something with healthy dimensions to accommodate my folded Kel-Tec SUB2000  with optics attached.

To get the length and depth I needed, I had to move up to a pretty large case – but hey, extra space isn’t a bad thing! The case is built like a tank – with four latches and two locking points at each latch.



As you can see, there’s quite a bit of interior real estate - 22.83 x 17.32 x 8.66″ – Internal -  filled with a solid one inch piece of foam in the bottom, two layers of pick and pluck (diced) foam and topped with egg-crate foam in the lid.

It took about ten minutes to create the form-fit area for the SUB2K – pretty slick! Next step will be to fit slots for the magazines and mount that Magpul AFG and pluck foam to accommodate it.

That’s a Red Lion Precision, LLC SUB 2000 forend on the Kel-Tec – allows you to index the forend by 90° increments so you can add optics and accessories and still fold it. (Another solid piece of equipment – amazing how much more substantial it makes the gun feel.) More of a review and range-testing to follow soon.

There’s lots of “left-over” space in the case – room for four to six pistols and their mags – more to come on that.

This will make range trips (and grab-n-go) much easier – I’m really liking it!

Highly recommended…

 

 

 

FTC Disclaimer: I purchased the Kel-Tec SUB2000, the Calumet case, the Red Lion Forend and the Magpul AFG with my own money. I thought it might be worth writing about…I received no wheelbarrows full of cash for writing this short-form review.
(…and bite me).

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Apr 132012
 

First post on WordPress – woohoo!

I’ve had the domain for some time for my woodworking, finally got around to making the move with the blog. Expect a few changes over the next little bit as I get used to the new digs. Who knows, I might actually start blogging more!

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Mar 152012
 

Most likely anyone who stops by here has already seen this, but just in case you haven’t…go, read it all. Take a break if you need to…but read. it. all.

She’s a Garand Gal: Ruminations:

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Mar 122012
 

Neanderpundit » Two words for today:

Indeed.

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Sep 272011
 

I have recently had the opportunity to test and evaluate (read “send a bunch of ammo downrange”) a Kel-Tec Sub 2000 in 9mm Luger. Kel-Tec  offers the Sub 2000 configured to use a variety¹ of readily available pistol magazines and they were kind enough to send me a test unit configured to use Glock 17 magazines.

When I picked it up at my local FFL, the gun was packed in a no-frills but form-fitted corrugated box and included a sight adjustment tool and a “key” to lock it in the folded position. Prominent on the lid of the box appears a large amount of American pride. In addition to the stylized American flag Kel-Tec logo, there are a series of smaller flag logos signifying American-Owned, -Made and -Parts – yeah, I like that.

At 16.1″ folded, the weapon is small enough to easily fit into a backpack, briefcase or laptop bag. (Or the available soft case from Keltec).
Spartan to the point of homeliness, this little ugly duckling comes into its own when you do what it was designed for – just shoot it. The cheek weld on the buffer tube leaves something to be desired (I believe a God’ A Grip Customizable Cheek Pad ² would be a very nice addition) but “as-is”  it is amazingly accurate. 
The sights were off out of the box – but the groupings were tighter than this old man’s eyes have a right to do. The sight adjustments are pretty straightforward - loosen a Phillips head screw with the supplied tool and then tweak the fluorescent blade up. Side-to-side sight adjustments are done with the hex end of the same tool by backing the locking pad out on one side and tightening by the same amount from the opposite side. Don’t over tighten!  
During my testing I’ve put over 300 rounds through the Sub 2K – a mix of Federal, Remington UMC and Tula. From the first magazine to the last – no failures whatsoever. That includes alternate loading the three different products in a single mag – still flawless.
Kel-Tec brought this little beauty (grin – it grows on you) in at a very attractive price point – $409 starting MSRP. Davidson’s shows models other than “basic black” as high as $446 MSRP. It looks like they retail for $300-350 – if you can find one in the wild. These puppies are scarce! 
The nice price point does open up some neat options – some I feel are must haves – some tacticool. For the must have list – the stock extension and more magazines. It works beautifully with the larger capacity mags as well. If you’d like to mount some type of optics and still retain the “foldability”, you’ll need the aluminum forend (available with two or four picatinny rails) and a good quick release scope mount.
Aside from being a fun gun to shoot, I see some strong utility. Take it hiking/backpacking, four-wheeling, working the back forty – a handy little truck gun. Due to its compact size and accuracy, it could also easily fill a niche as a home defense gun. Hmmm…might need to cycle some defense rounds through it…any excuse to head back to the range!
I’d love to see it in God’s own caliber – preferably using Springfield Armory XD .45 magazines. Being able to share mags would be wonderful. Even without that option, I’m loathe to return this little gem. I foresee another purchase in my near future.
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¹ The 9mm SUB-2000 is available in the following magazine types: GLK17, GLK19, S&W59, BERETTA92, SIG226. 
The .40 SUB-2000 is available in the following magazine types: GLK22, GLK23, BERETTA96, S&W4006, SIG226.

² I bought one of God’ A Grip’s Cheek Pads and put it on my Ruger 10/22 – I’ll likely buy more. Good products.

FTC Disclaimer: Kel-tec was kind enough to ship this weapon to me via my local FFL for testing and evaluation. I paid the requisite transfer fees and purchased my own ammo for this test. The  God’ A Grip cheek pad I mentioned, I purchased with my own money. I will very likely purchase a Sub 2000 in the near future. I received no wheelbarrows full of cash for writing this review.
(…and bite me).

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Aug 142011
 

Mike’s America: Obama’s Approval Ratings Dip to All Time Lows as He Continues Blame Game

Just go read it.
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Sep 082010
 

More info here.

H/T Traction Control

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