Gucci Gatekeeping

The Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 40 It's not Gucci - but it works.

Whether it’s firearms, pickup trucks, or private jets, we all lust for the finer thing in life. Who amongst us would say no to a Knight’s Armament Company SR-16, complete with a KAC suppressor and all the usual refinements? None of us would turn a fine firearm like that, whether it was given to us, or if we paid for it outright. Who amongst us would say no to a proper set of NODS? Nobody, of course. Who would turn down a ZEV-customized GLOCK pistol? I sure wouldn’t.

Quality gear in the firearms world has it’s place. Dependable and “five-nines” reliable, Second Amendment Radicals, armed citizens, and professional users alike seek out top-tier gear as if their lives depended on it. Because our lives do. However, there’s what looks good on paper, and what one’s bank account says. So, for those of us paying for things ourselves, we make some compromises. A standard GLOCK pistol, maintained properly, is very reliable, and is a quite acceptable option for defensive purposes.

But, if you observe the torrent of trash-talking on the interwebs, one would think than anything less than a KAC rifle or a ZEV GLOCK is eminently useless.

It’s what I call…Gucci Gatekeeping

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Second Amendment Bits And Pieces - Spooky Season Edition

Frankenberry and a Franken-AR for this Spooky Season. Cover image inspired by Gary Hughes.

Well, now seems like a good time to actually do a quick update of various goings-on in the world of Second Amendment Radicals. But, before we touch on that, astute readers will notice a post has vanished from the RGG continuum. Now, I try my damndest to bring relevant firearm-related info to my small readership, but sometimes adjustments have to be made. The prior post concerned the crossover of domestic violence and Second Amendment issues. Upon publishing, some extraordinarily informative and relevant information was provided to me, necessitating a complete rework of the article. Easier to blow it away and start over rather than edit and move pieces around. Expect the rework in the next iteration or two.

But anyways, let’s dive into some hot takes on some issues of relevance to us Second Amendment Radicals…

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How To Evacuate With Your Guns

Have a plan to evacuate with your guns if needed during an emergency.

If you live in Florida or the Gulf Coast, you’ll know we’re in the last two months of hurricane season for this year. Thus far, the Sunshine State has been spared of anything remotely catastrophic, but other named storms have made landfall elsewhere, causing damage. As a major storm approaches, the topic of evacuating invariably comes up. Of course, for us Second Amendment Radicals and armed citizens, the challenges are a bit different, and truth be told, the question of “How To Evacuate With Your Guns?” comes up…

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Always Carry A Gun

Have a firearm on your person, and know how to use it a much as possible.

Let’s be fair, most people are of kind heart and good spirits, and do the right thing as a matter of course, regardless of what the law says. The vast majority of conduct ourselves peaceably and with good intent. We don’t run around murdering people because we find murder to be abhorrent - we’re not set up for that. The fact that there’s a law against murder doesn’t really factor into that line of thought. However, in a vast world of possible outcomes, there exists evil people who do bad things regardless of the existence of a law. In other words - shit happens. As much as we have a fire extinguisher since the fire department takes time to respond, we should always carry a gun since we don’t live in a perfect world…

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Why You Should Aim Center Mass

We aim center mass to ensure an effective hit on an assailant.

One of the first things a qualified firearms instructor should teach a new shooter is to aim center mass. For experienced Second Amendment Radicals, armed citizens, and professional shooters of all stripes, this concept is pretty much dogma. However, new shooters are often not given a detailed explanation as to why aiming center mass is important.

In this case, accepting the received wisdom after you pick up that shiny new pistol or rifle is fine, but as active participants in a (hopefully) functional Constitutional Republic, we should make it a habit of questioning things, even if it seems to make sense at first listen. Plus, it makes you a better shooter and able to answer the question…

Why do we aim and shoot center mass?

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David Chipman Is Down But The Government Threat Continues

Armed citizens are free citizens.

It’s been quite the week for us Second Amendment Radicals, armed citizens, and associated freedomistas. Proving that it’s still possible to effect change in the machinations of government by peaceful means, the Biden regime quietly withrdrew the BATFE Director nomination of David Chipman. With the announcement taking place this past Thursday, September 9th, it set things up on a positive note for what is normally a very somber weekend for those of us who believe in the ideals this nation was founded on.

Of course, Biden and those pulling his strings weren’t just going to let things lie. The regime’s gun control efforts are not stopping

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HandleitGrips Gun Grip Review

The HandleItGrips adhesive gun grip on a GLOCK 30.

Somewhere between just putting skateboard tape on the grip of your gun, and springing for/doing a full stippling job are several companies producing adhesive grip enhancements for your firearm. Amongst those is veteran-owned-and-operated HandleItGrips.

Out of the blue, the crew at Handleitgrips kindly provided me with a nice sampling of their products, including grips for the SIG SAUER P365 SAS, Magpul MOE-equipped AR15s, the H&K VP9, and the GLOCK 30.

A few days after getting notified of the impending care package, the HandleItGrips grab-bag arrived in it’s shiny black/red/silver packaging.

How did it all work out? Read on…

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The Russian Ammo Ban

A mix of Russian-made 7.62x39mm ammo from UCW and Barnaul.

I was going to do another product review, but of course, the government had to go and do something monumentally retarded, and derail my schedule. Yes, I’m talking about the forthcoming ban on the import of Russian-made ammunition and firearms imposed by the Joseph Robinette Biden, Junior regime.

Scheduled to kick in on September 7th, 2021, the executive order drafted by the State Department and signed by Biden this past Friday will ban, for a minimum of one year, the importation of all Russian firearms and ammunition to the United States.

To say it’s a problem is an understatement…

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A Review Of The SIG Sauer P365 SAS

The SIG Sauer P365 SAS 9mm micro-compact pistol.

It seems more and more firearms manufacturers are taking to the ethos of turning a lot of their wares into a “platform”, which is to say there is a base model firearm, and then different variants. As of late, SIG Sauer is taking thinks to Loki-levels of variation with their P365 series of subcompact 9mm pistols. Starting with the P365, the platform now includes the P365XL, the P365X, and the P365 SAS. Out of all the variants, the most unique is the P365 SAS.

No, the SAS acronym isn’t a homage to everyone’s favorite batch of doorkickers from Hereford. In this case it stands for “SIG Anti-Snag System”. In this case, everything about the weapon has been modified to present the slimmest profile possible. There’s no takedown lever (more on that later), the slide stop is a little nub, and the sight is a flush-mounted FT Bullseye sight from Meprolight.

So, how did it run? Let’s just say there’s a bit of a learning curve…

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