Monthly Archives: August 2020

Wayne Dupree: Here’s How November’s Election Could Lead To A New Civil War In America

From Lew Rockwell, here.  Emphasis added.

I pray I’m wrong, but fear I’m not

An Old Technique Who’s Time Has Come Again…

From American Partisan, via WRSA.

Do read the whole thing; very good way to have another full mag RFN!  Now, there is the Surefire 60 round mag and the Magpul 60 round drum mag, but they are spendy and getting spendier.  So, as Matt says below, this doesn’t cost you anything if you’ve got the tape you need….

So here is my old essay, which first appeared on the old Western Rifle Shooters Association website, and is now featured in “The Bracken Collection.”

“Who wouldn’t want a sixty-round magazine for their trusty AR, one that fits in roughly the same space as a standard thirty-round mag?

Nobody I know.

Problem is, such a magazine doesn’t exist. But there is a way to link two thirty-round mags so that the switch from the thirtieth to the thirty-first cartridge is extremely fast. Much faster than any switch to a second magazine kept in a pouch on your body.

Twice as fast.

Some of us were doing this in the SEAL Teams decades ago. Today, companies make magazine duplexing gadgets that you can buy, but don’t bother with them. The old way is better, because the bottom of the homemade double mag is narrower and easier to grab and manipulate. This is because the two mags are in a narrow “V” shape. They are not parallel, as with the store-bought duplexing gadgets. You will understand why this matters when you do these speed changes in practice. The bottom of your duplexed mag is your handle during the switch.

So here’s how you make it.

Take two good thirty-round AR mags that you know work well. Then take an ordinary wood pencil, and cut off a two-inch piece, square at both ends. Place it cross-wise three inches up from the bottom of one magazine. Take green military “hundred-mile-an-hour” tape, duct tape, camo tape or green electricians’ tape, and bind the two mags tightly together, starting at their bottoms so they are touching.

Tape them all the way up to the pencil location. To make an even more solid mount, fill the gap below the pencil with silicone rubber before you tape them up. The pencil placement three inches up from the bottom is important. The slot between the two mags will just clear the magazine well of your rifle, and it will allow enough space for the open dust cover.

What about taping two mags end-to-end, with cartridges at top and bottom? Only in grade-Z action movies. When you hit the ground, you will be pounding dirt into the open magazine at the bottom, and maybe even denting or deforming the critical feed lips. And besides, doing it the end-to-end way makes a double magazine much longer than it needs to be. This end-to-end method makes a little more sense with very curvy Kalashnikov magazines. Not every rifle’s construction permits the use of side-by-side duplexed mags. They are perfectly suited to ARs, however.

Now you are at the range, and you have your duplexed AR mags ready to try. Load one so that the right-side mag is in the well, and the spare mag is fitting just along the left side of your rifle. This twice-as-heavy double mag will not fall out accidentally, or wear out the mag catch. It will drop free completely normally with the usual push of the mag release button. If you are doing a tactical reload before running dry, or if you do actually run out of cartridges, you will do everything the same as you did before, but faster.

Quite a lot faster.

Whether you are initiating an ambush or if you are on the receiving end, the first reload will very likely be the most critical of any engagement. If you can sustain rapid fire when the other guy’s weapon runs dry, your odds of seeing tomorrow will go up and his will go down. If you can cut your first reload time in half, it might make all of the difference.

Even having the ability to bluff greater firepower on your side than you actually possess is a good thing. You can do this simply by touching off up to sixty incredibly fast shots when breaking contact—a one-man Australian peel. Based on your rate of fire the opposition may mistake you for three or four shooters, and pause to think things over from behind cover over while you slip away.

This brings to my mind the old SEAL Team adage about the critical importance of dominating all sides of the following triangle, namely: “surprise, firepower, and violence of action.” (Law enforcement has tamed this down to the more PC “speed of action.”) A duplexed mag in your rifle gives you more effective firepower, which is always a good thing — especially at the critical beginning of a firefight or ambush. If you’re too slow on that first mag change, you might not need a second magazine.

Ever.

Here’s a hypothetical example; your mileage may vary, but the principle will hold.

How many rounds can you fire in three seconds? Really light up that trigger.

That is how many rounds might be fired at you by just one bad guy during the three seconds it may take you to fumble a mag out of its pouch and shove it up into the well. Why not cut that delay in half on your first reload? (2020 addition: You also reduce the odds of the dreaded “fumble-rooski” with that fresh mag you are trying to extract from its pouch unseen while your eyes remain on target. You are just grabbing the fat base of the double mag that’s already in the well, lowering it a few inches, and shoving it back up two inches over.)

You won’t always have your battle rattle handy, much less already on your body, when trouble comes along. Goblins do not call ahead. Will you holler “time out” under incoming fire or when your front door is kicked in, while you suit up like Robocop? You might not live long enough to be ready to fight, depending on the immediacy of the danger. No, when jumped, you will grab what is most handy and get in the fight, now! Maybe just the rifle itself. So keep sixty rounds really handy, in your rifle.

Another cool advantage to the V-shaped double magazine is that it will fit snugly over your belt, (or upside down in a sturdy pants pocket). No time to throw on your high-speed tactical harness, web gear, plate carriers and all the rest? Shove an extra double mag over your street-clothes belt, rounds down. You already have a double mag in your rifle, right? Now head out of your door with 120 rounds ready to go on a moment’s notice. Be ready to dominate. Always!

Should you duplex all of your AR mags?

No way. Duplexed mags don’t fit easily in many standard pouches. Only two duplexed mags will fit into a standard military three-mag pouch, a clear disadvantage. But your first sixty rounds can and should be hanging from your rifle, ready to go. (IMHO.) The big double magazine lives in your rifle waiting to go in harm’s way. It’s not a pouch queen. It doesn’t give one damn about pouches. (Dump bags it loves, if you have the time.)

One final point — there is the inevitable complaint that the open mag will become jammed with debris. It won’t. It’s up next to the receiver, and under your clear vision. You can see that the loaded mag is clean and ready.

“Old Sarge” will say not to do this. “Old Sarge” also said that optical sights would never cut it in real combat on a soldier’s rifle or carbine.

So why doesn’t everybody do this?

This is just my hunch (since I’ve been out of the tactical ops arena for so long), but I think that the “Big Army” and other large military formations find “one size fits all” SOPs to be easier for everyone to follow up and down the chain of command. Same in police departments, and these restrictive SOPs permeate the shooting world.

In the SEAL Teams, we didn’t suffer from this malady. We did whatever worked. And not even all SEALs liked this duplexed magazine trick. But you might. So give it a try — it costs virtually nothing.

And on your next range outing with your AR, do some speed trials. Compare changing between duplexed mags to changing to a spare mag kept on your body in a pouch. If you find it useful, use this trick, and pass it along to your shooting buddies. Otherwise, forget you read this piece, untape your duplexed magazines, and no harm done.

But for me — make mine sixty, attached to my carbine and ready to go.”

UPDATE: More Evidence that, “Black Lives Matter” – Except to Other Blacks…

UPDATE:  Yet another incident showing that ‘Black Lives Matter.’  This time, 3 girls under the age of 12, and one of them an infant, were shot in a ‘drive by.’

BLM might want to clean up their own house before they start in on everyone else, being that Blacks shoot/murder/abort more Blacks than any other ethnicity put together.

Again, from the Detroit News.

Pontiac — Three girls were wounded late Saturday night during a drive-by shooting, authorities said.

The incident took place at 10:24 p.m. on Dudley Avenue, where Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies were called on reports of a shooting.

When they arrived, they found the girls —  a 10-month-old, 7-year-old and 11-year-old — wounded.

The sheriff’s office did not have the children’s conditions or the circumstances of what occurred. They said they are still searching for a suspect.

It’s Pontiac’s second shooting this week. Four people were shot at the home of Kenneth Clay on Wednesday night.

The 32-year-old Pontiac man faces three counts of premeditated murder in a triple homicide that police say stemmed from a years-long dispute between neighbors. “

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    Only if he lives in New York, Detroit, Dearborn, Oakland, LA, Houston, NOLA, Atlanta, anwhere in New Jersey, or other large Democrat run cities.

From the Detroit News, here.

So let me get this straight:  Whites are supposedly killing blacks by the bushel basket full.  But all the  statistics and news articles from the major population centers ran by Democrats have the most Black on Black murder, rape, robbery, and other mayhem.   Whites, by virtue of being white, are systemically racist.  So, using simple math, if Whites are not killing blacks in near the numbers that Blacks are killing Blacks, which culture is systemically racist, or at the minimum, suicidal?  Let’s add into that the number of completely innocent Black babies ripped from the womb as a form of birth control.  It boggles the mind.

Hate speech, right?

I’d really like to see a 30 day period where not a single Black killed another Black for any reason other than self-defense.  Now THAT would be something!  I’m thinking pigs might sprout wings first.

My heart goes out to the victims, but one must reflect on the culture itself:  BLM touts ‘village families’.  Where are the fathers and older brothers to keep these idiots in line?  Why, in this ‘village family’ does discipline and respect for human life not exist?

I live in a mixed suburb;  predominantly white, with a good mix of Black, Asian, Hispanic, and a few other ethnicities.  I cannot remember in the 20 years I’ve live here a murder (or even a suicide) of either a White or a Black.  People co-exist; people live next to each other without butchering each other.  People greet each other cordially when on walks.  At night, it’s quiet; people mind their own business and enjoy their lives.  We’ve only had one alleged BLM incident at a market near us when bricks were thrown through a window on the night after a somewhat local BLM protest at a mall because it was, “wealth built on inequality…” <eye roll>.   And since then, life as usual (might have something to do with the large amount of people in our area that pack and go to the range regularly….I don’t know, just guessing….)

We are, so far, at peace here.  I hope it’s because the message has been transmitted that there are those of us who know what we are about and are ready to bring fear and death to those who might think of attacking us and hurting our innocents….just sayin’

 

 

I still need Practice…

15 meters, M9 – 124gr FMJ.  50  rounds consecutive – 5, 10 & 15 round magazines.  Target size approximates full human size dimensions.  The small paster is from spawl…

Glock 19, 124gr FMJ, 15 meters.  One 10 round mag, rapid fire.  Overall target size 8.5X11.  Ocular Cavity practice.

So, lots more dry fire until I get to the range for my next rationed FMJ practice session….

How are you doing with your range time?

Lesson: Never EVER go Anywhere Without your, “Battle Buddy”…

This lesson herein is presented without any disrespect toward young Mr. Rittenhouse in the slightest; he did what he thought he needed to at the time.  Unfortunately, his decision to act alone without a partner put him in extreme danger.

Simply put, this is an object lesson for those yet unaware of the dangers of going solo in a kinetic environment.  Always, always, ALWAYS have a partner.  Always.

From Gateway Pundit.   Do read the whole thing.

Key Points:

  • Great intent; miscalculated execution, if the quote is true and he did, indeed, (which is apparent based on follow up actions) go alone:  “After the situation seemed to be diffused, Rittenhouse became increasingly concerned about people who were injured at the gas station, so he went in that direction with his first aid kit. He helped those he could find who were injured, either by administering aid or directing them which way to go for help beyond what he could offer.”
  • Having a battle buddy makes ALL the difference!  “As Kyle proceeded towards the second mechanic’s shop, he was accosted by multiple rioters who recognized that he had been attempting to protect a business the mob wanted to destroy. This outraged the rioters and created a mob now determined to hurt Kyle. They began chasing him down. Kyle attempted to get away, but he could not do so quickly enough. Upon the sound of a gunshot behind him, Kyle turned and was immediately faced with an attacker lunging towards him and reaching for his rifle. He reacted instantaneously and justifiably with his weapon to protect himself, firing and striking the attacker,” Pierce explains.

What Black Lives Matter Thinks About the ‘Nuclear’ (Traditional) Family…

From their own website, in ‘What We Believe.’

“We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.”

Anyone else see Marxist ideology in that paragraph?

Another gem:

“We embody and practice justice, liberation, and peace in our engagements with one another.”

But nobody else.  Sounds a lot like Islam and/or La Raza.  Ain’t no, ‘Live and Let Live,’ here.

And lastly:

“We are guided by the fact that all Black lives matter, regardless of actual or perceived sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, economic status, ability, disability, religious beliefs or disbeliefs, immigration status, or location.”

Except, of course, the black lives that are snuffed out through infanticide at the local abortion clinic, the black on black crime, including rape and murder in black communities, and the black Americans that are conservative in nature.

<HUGE EYE ROLL>

Make no mistake – these people are self-proclaimed trained Marxists, and are your avowed enemy, no matter what their skin color happens to be.

Christmas Comes Early to the Rittenhouse Legal Team…

From Summit News.  Be sure to read the article’s embedded comments, too!  Very enlightening.

Man Shot in the Arm by Kyle Rittenhouse Says His Only Regret Was “Not Killing the Kid”

Comments will do wonders for 17-year-old’s self-defense argument.

Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The Black Lives Matter protester in Kenosha who was shot in the arm by Kyle Rittenhouse says that his only regret was “not killing the kid,” a statement that will do wonders to help Rittenhouse’s self-defense argument.

Gaige Grosskreutz, who was caught on camera pointing a gun at Rittenhouse before the teenager show him in the arm, made the comments after doctors were able to save the limb from being amputated.

According to his friend Jacob Marshall, who is pictured with Grosskreutz, the BLM supporter’s “only regret was not killing the kid and hesitating to pull the gun before emptying the entire mag into him.”

In the Facebook post, Marshall also admits that Grosskreutz “drew his weapon” before he was shot by Rittenhouse.

“Well this literally shows INTENT TO KILL, so Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense lawyer just got an early Christmas present,” tweeted Mike Cernovich.

 

Rittenhouse has excellent legal representation now that Lin Wood has agreed with Rittenhouse’s family to represent the 17-year-old.

Wood is famous for representing Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandman, forcing CNN to settle for $275 million dollars after the network defamed Sandman over his confrontation with Native American activist Nathan Phillips in January 2019.

“I will not take one thin dime from #FightBack Foundation donations for my time or expenses. I have security team of Navy SEALS to provide security for me, my family, my employees, & my neighbors. I will pay those costs. I will not be intimidated by leftist tactics or threats,” Wood tweeted earlier today.

As we previously highlighted, footage from before the encounter shows that Rittenhouse did not shoot first and that he was being violently pursued by numerous BLM rioters.