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Archive for July, 2008

Chicago’s Mayor Daly fights 2nd Amendment ruling

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 29th July 2008

Chicago’s Mayor Daley is doing everything he can to get around the Supreme Court’s ruling about an individual’s right to own a gun. He claims that gunowners will shoot first responders, police and firemen, if they own guns and keep them in their houses.

Do your neighbors shoot at police and firemen responding to a call in your town? Parts of Chicago are known for violence and lawlessness, but aren’t there “hot spots” in your town? Daley’s hysterical nonsense sets up certain lawsuits and more controversy.


Posted in Controversial, News You Can Use | 2 Comments »

Smooth as silk.

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 26th July 2008

What does it feel like to draw from Tucker’s Silent Thunder holsters?

Here’s part of a review of our Silent Thunder IWB’s and belt holsters that talks about the leather lining:

“If you have any experience with Tucker Gunleather, you know that he uses only the world’s finest Hermann Oak leather. The lining of the Silent Thunder is no exception. Pressing your prized pistol inside the Silent Thunder is as smooth as silk. Drawing it is the same, in reverse: Consistent, predictable and enjoyable.


(Note: Sweatshields shown in picture are a no-cost option – You can order without.)

I was rather concerned that the addition of a leather lining might slow the presentation, versus a kydex holster. My splits revealed only minimal hesitation, about .07 seconds. However, I found that my first shot was better placed, as a result, I believe, of taking a firmer firing grip on the pistol and smoother draw from the holster.

Using a strain gage, I noted only about .6 lbs more strain than plain kydex and substantially less than when drawing from boned leather holsters (about 20 lbs., avg.).

Even compared to the most detailed boned holster, retention was not sacrificed. The Silent Thunder has a firm grip on your gun. Turning a fully-loaded, full-sized 1911 upside down and shaking it, could not dislodge the weapon. Another advantage is found in the dual tension screws, which allow for extremely personalized tension adjustment.

The drawstroke with the Silent Thunder holsters simply must be felt, to be believed. I have tried many holster configurations, but I have to say that the Silent Thunder offers the smoothest presentation I have ever experienced. There are no drag-spots, or hesitations whatsoever. Rather, there is incredibly consistent pull, start to finish. Everyone I invited to try the Silent Thunder commented on this phenomenon.”

Here’s a link to the entire review from M-1911 Pistols Org.

Maybe it’s your turn to try this amazing holster – the Silent Thunder. 

Here’s a recent comment found on the DownrangeTV forum.

“I just got mine – the IWB version.  What a fine piece of craftsmanship.  It is everything that it’s advertised to be.  It’s very fast, silent, comfortable, and does an outstanding job of controlling the firearm.  I can be “frugal” at times and was a bit hesitant to spend that much on a holster – I mean, come on, it’s just a freaking holster.  Now all I can say is “It is a bargain.”  In this world of mass produced mediocrity, I tend to evangelize about products that I really think rise above the ordinary and do an outstanding job and the Silent Thunder holster is definitely one of those products.  Highly recommended.And NO I am not associated with Tucker gunleather in any way.  I just really, really, really like their product.”

Delivery is only 3 weeks or less.


Posted in Comfort & Style, Good To Know | No Comments »

Felons with gun rights?

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 24th July 2008

THE Supreme Court last month voided Washington, DC’s extreme gun ban as a violation of the Second Amendment. Now, across America, public defenders and other lawyers for rapists, robbers and murderers are filing motions contending that their vicious clients have a Second Amendment right to have guns.

Do you think there’s a snowball’s chance of that happening?


Posted in News You Can Use | 1 Comment »

S&W celebrates Supreme Court victory

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 22nd July 2008

Smith and Wesson will celebrate the recent 2nd Amendment victory in the Supreme Court by issuing a special version of the J-Frame Model 442. It will give a gun to each of the six plaintiffs in the case.

Gun dealers will start selling the revolver this fall, with some profits going to the Second Amendment Foundation.

Sounds like a good idea to me. Now they should order a bunch of Tucker’s Cover Up IWB’s to carry them in.




Posted in News You Can Use | 1 Comment »

Fighter Chicks

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 18th July 2008

The days of “Kick the tires, light the fire, first one up’s the leader” are long gone, but all the things it takes to be a fighter pilot remain, except one – mass quantities of excess testosterone.

One great thing about the military aviation community is that performance wins the day and how you look only counts for the squadron photo.

Student Pilots make it through training or they wash out. Few sneak by the unforgiving environment for long. I know what the Naval Aviation Training Command was like when I was a Navy flight instructor – skills and good headwork won the day.


Now women are joining the men in the Navy, Marine Corps (same training background) and the Army and Air Force. 30 years ago the guys scoffed at the possibility. Now it’s a reality. The one thing I’m sure of, these “Fighter Chicks” wouldn’t be strapping on these high performance jet aircraft if they hadn’t proven they have what it takes.

Bravo Zulu to the gals!

Here’s a recent update


Posted in News You Can Use, Personal Interest | 1 Comment »

Cartoon of the week

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 17th July 2008

Posted in Fun | 1 Comment »

George W.’s War.

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 14th July 2008

No one likes war. War is a horrific affair, bloody and expensive. Sending our men and women into battle to perhaps die or be maimed is an  unconscionable thought. Yet some wars need to be waged, and someone needs to lead. The Citizenry and Congress are often ambivalent or largely opposed to any given war. It’s up to our leader to convince them. That’s why we call the leader “Commander in Chief.”

George W.’s war was no different. There was lots of resistance to it. Many in Congress were vehemently against the idea. The Commander in Chief had to lobby for legislative approval. Along with supporters, George W. used the force of his convictions, the power of his title and every ounce of moral persuasion he could muster to rally support. He had to assure Congress and the public that the war was morally justified, winnable and affordable. Congress eventually came around and voted overwhelmingly to wage war. George W. then lobbied foreign governments for support. But in the end, only one European nation helped us. The rest of the world sat on its hands and watched.

After a few quick victories, things started to go bad. There were many dark days when all the news was discouraging Casualties began to mount. It became obvious that our forces were too small. Congress began to drag its feet about funding the effort. Many who had voted to support the war just a few years earlier were beginning to speak against it and accuse the Commander in Chief of misleading them. Many critics began to call him incompetent, an idiot and even a liar. Journalists joined the negative chorus with a vengeance.

As the war entered its fourth year, the public began to grow weary of the conflict and the casualties. George W.’s popularity plummeted. Yet through it all, he stood firm, supporting the troops and endorsing the struggle. Without his unwavering support, the war would have surely ended, then and there, in overwhelming and total defeat.

At this darkest of times, he began to make some changes. More troops were added and trained. Some advisers were shuffled, and new generals installed. Then, unexpectedly and gradually, things began to improve. Now it was the enemy that appeared to be grow ing weary of the lengthy conflict and losing support. Victories began to come, and hope returned.

Many critics in Congress and the press said the improvements were just George W.’s good luck. The progress, they said, would be temporary. He knew, however, that in warfare good fortune counts. Then, in the unlikeliest of circumstances and perhaps the most historic example of military luck, the enemy blundered and was resoundingly defeated.

After six long years of war, the Commander in Chief basked in a most hard-fought victory. So on that historic day, Oct. 19, 1781, in a place called Yorktown, a satisfied George Washington sat upon his beautiful white horse and accepted the surrender of Lord Cornwallis, effectively ending the Revolutionary War.


From Investor’s Business Daily, Friday, June 20, 2008.

Posted in Inspiration, News You Can Use | 3 Comments »

I’ll miss Tony Snow.

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 12th July 2008

I always appreciated Tony Snow. He had reasoned arguments for his points of view, always added a dash of humor to his comments and he was always walking on the sunny side of the street. I’m going to miss him.

 Tony Snow.jpg


Posted in News You Can Use, Personal Interest | No Comments »

Be glad you don’t live in Britain.

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 10th July 2008

Man arrested by British police for defending his home against rock-throwing youths (called “Yobs” in Britain) – with a wooden board. “The police arrived just in time – to arrest Mr Davis for possession of an offensive weapon.” He may face 6 months in jail for defending his property. Are you kidding me?!!!!



Posted in Controversial | No Comments »

Meet Bobby Jindal. (Bobby who?)

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 9th July 2008

Bobby Jindal is the Governor of Louisiana. He’s a proactive, successful and serious politician you may wish to know more about.

Bobby Jindal

In addition to being mentioned as a possible Vice Presidential running mate for John McCain, Newt Gingrich calls him, “the most transformational young governor in America today.”

Here’s why.

Posted in News You Can Use, Opinion | 1 Comment »