David Chipman Represents What Is Wrong With America

A bunch of things David Chipman doesn't want you to have.

Oh bother, another article on a gun blog opposing the nomination of David Chipman as ATF Director. Well, yes. Our community of Second Amendment Radicals and armed citizens has been racked by petty issues and divisiveness over the past few weeks, but we have to put that all aside for the moment. David Chipman is a clear and present danger to the nation, and a very real threat to not only gun owners, but the very principles our nation was founded upon.

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The Bravo Concealment BCA 3.0 OWB Holster Review

The Bravo Concealment BCA 3.0 OWB Holster for the Heckler & Koch VP9.

About 3 years ago, the fine folk at Bravo Concealment approached me to review their original outside-the-waistband (OWB) holster for the Heckler & Koch VP9. Since then, their OWB holster has been a steadfast companion, securely keeping my VP9 pistol from flying off into parts unknown. A rugged chunk of Kydex, screws, and polymer, this holster, along with an inside-the-waistband variant that I occasionally use when the situation demands it, has proven it’s mettle as an essential piece of every day kit. Solid.

I was pleasantly surprised to see that recently, Bravo Concealment had released it’s line of Bravo Concealment Adaptive (BCA) 3.0 holsters and accessories. Almost on a whim, I requested a demo sample from the Bravo crew…

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Guns And Cryptocurrency - It Is The Future

A bunch of things the government doesn't like.

The perennial threats to individual liberty are the government, and as of late, big business, especially the financial sector. Most corporations take a dim view on individual rights, unless the specific right in in question benefits them, and often they will engage in crony capitalism to further strengthen their market position using state violence. So, it’s little wonder the banks, being the behemoths they are, take a dim view on armed citizens and Second Amendment Radicals. We can say “no” to their bureaucratic nonsense, after all.

Their angle of return fire, of course, is to freeze our businesses out of the financial systems as a whole. Firearms companies big and small have felt the wrath of “woke-minded” banks, with institutions such as Chase and Bank Of America being the biggest offenders. In the face of such opposition, what is a liberty-minded Second Amendment Radical and armed citizen to do?

Enter cryptocurrency…

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Guns And Alcohol Dont Mix

Since I stopped drinking, all I have around the house is the cheap crap my father-in-law drinks.

It’s a scene steeped in the traditions of our land. A firearm, a comfy fire blazing, and a rugged outdoorsman relaxing with a stiff drink or two after a long day’s work. The trope of a gun and a glass or bottle of whiskey (and maybe a cigar) crops up on the social channels quite often as well.

Sure, firearms ownership, and to an extent, alcohol are synonymous with the rebel spirit of (most) of our nation. The Founding Fathers owned guns, distilled their own spirits, brewed their own beer, and planted their own tobacco. Ironically we now have a government agency whose sole purpose seems to be restricting those very things. And, as we discussed in a prior podcast, Prohibition begat modern gun control.

That being said, in this day and age, I have to recommend that Second Amendment Radicals and armed citizens of all stripes choose to walk the path of sobriety.

Here’s why…

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Ever Lose Friends Because Of Being Pro-2A?

A GLOCK 30 45 ACP pistol along with some Federal Segmented Jacketed Hollow Point Syntech 205 grain 45 ACP ammo and an IWA M12 distraction device.

It ain’t easy being a Second Amendment Radical. Hell, it’s not easy even having a moderate affinity for guns, the Second Amendment, and individual rights as a whole. Yes, even in this period of (dwindling) ‘rona, riots, and other assorted BS, there’s still some people who cast a certain stigma on those who lean towards keeping and bearing arms…

Stereotypes, taunts, and even outright threats - to be blunt, you’re going to have to expect it if you’re out and proud about your membership in the People of the Gun demographic. That 9mm pistol on your hip is, whether you like it or not, a statement of philosophy, one that may not jive with people you know…

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Used SIG Sauer P226 Review - Guns Don't Always Have To Be New

A used 9mm SIG Sauer P226 is a great value for a defensive handgun.

There’s an attraction, of course, to a brand new firearm. Fresh out of the box, with nary a scratch or dent, just seeing that 9mm pistol or AR-15 rifle in a pristine state is rather awe-inspiring. Heck, in some cases you may even get the spent brass form the test-firing of your pistol, kind of a ballistic birth certificate as it were. The smell of shipping grease fills the air, and you just can’t wait to get that gun to the range, after a thorough systems check, of course.

However, sometimes there’s budgetary considerations to be had. Do you spend $800 on a new firearm and have scant money left over for training and ammo? Or do you lower your expectations a little, get a less-than-desirable firearm, and hope for the best? Or, as we have been over before, go used? In the case of used, sticking to known performers is advisable - such as the 9mm SIG Sauer P226

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Joseph Biden's Executive Actions

Pistol-braced firearms, among other items, are under threat by the Biden Administration.

Around noontime on Thursday, April 8th, 2021, President Joseph Robinette Biden, Junior, gave a speech where he outlined his executive actions concerning the regulation of firearms in the United States. Stymied by a lack of action favorable to his agenda by Congress, Biden moved forward with his promise to use the levers of executive actions/orders to push forth his anti-Second-Amendment agenda and attempt to satisfy the wishes of key segment of his donor/supporter base.

The executive actions, of course, were no surprise to us Second Amendment Radicals and armed citizens…

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Constitutional Carry On The March

19 US States now support Constitutional Carry. Who's next?

On Friday, April 2nd 2021, Governor Kim Reynolds of Iowa signed into law House File 756, which did away with the pistol permit purchase scheme and carry permit system in the State of Iowa. Now, as long as they aren’t prohibited by federal law to possess a firearm, Iowans can carry and acquire most firearms with no more trouble than the federal government requires. Constitutional Carry has come to the Great State Of Iowa.

Iowa joins 18 other states in the Union who now have Constitutional Carry laws on the books. What was once called “Vermont Carry” because Vermont was the only state that supported it, is now the standard in over a third of the country.

But, what is Constitutional Carry, really?

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