Being an addict isn’t easy

But at least there are people out there writing songs about you.


The gun addict song
(to Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive)

At first I bought a Sig, I was satisfied
kept thinking I would never need another 45
but the I spent a couple weeks thinking about that FNP
I had to buy
each gun I buy give me a high

Impact Guns
and  Davidson
know me by name now that I’ve purchased from them countless guns
I used to have some money saved, but saw the Cold and then I caved
why do I need
another Springfield Armory?
and now I’ve got
5 M&Ps
I’ll find some reason why I need to buy that new carbine
I’ll need an intervention soon
Before the ending of this tune
I’ll probably own
5 weapons from the last gunshow

Bought a Kel-Tec
and bounced a check
my financial security is all but shot to heck
somebody take my credit cards
I’m better armed than Scottland Yard
I’ll buy some more
on Gun Broker

I lost all the strength I had when I saw the Glock
now I’m buying magazines and holsters ’round the clock
pretty soon I’ll justify
the 3 new Kimbers that I’ll buy
I can’t deny
I’m addicted deep inside

Please don’t worry about me
because I’ll be okay
I promise that I’ll stop spending after this AK
just know that later on today
I’ll purchase that new H&K
I’ll find a way
right away

Ruger Gunsite Scout / Savage 10 BA magazine compatibility

I just got myself a Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle – Rugers attempt to mass-produce what Jeff Cooper came up with in his attempt to design the perfect all-around rifle. I first noticed it on recent trip to my local firearms dealer and immediately fell in love with it, so after a few days of searching the web and reading about the pros and cons I decided to head back and pick it up.

During my usual initial cleaning and close inspection, I noticed the magazine looks kinda familiar. One thing many people criticized about the Ruger GSR was its use of proprietary magazines instead of using more commonly available M14 magazines. The magazine supplied with the rifle is actually a re-branded Accuracy-Mag, a very good and reliable magazine, but also quite expensive. They’re also in use with short-action AICS stocks and AE MK2 precision rifles. And apparently, also in my Savage 10 BA

While the Savage magazine has no markings on it, it’s almost identical to the one supplied by Ruger. And sure enough, the magazines seem to be interchangeable, lock in place and feed perfectly as far as I can tell. You can switch the 10 round .308 short-action AICS box magazines from one rifle to the other without any modification being necessary. The Ruger magazine works with my Savage 10 BA and the Savage magazine works just as well in my Ruger Scout. At least that makes it a little easier for me justify shelling out 70-100 bucks per mag.

That said, the Ruger magazine was the out-of-the-box probably the dirtiest gun part I ever laid my hands on. Although it was supposed to be new, the inside was completely covered in what appeared to be some sort of oily black carbon, grime or something. The farther down the mag a round was, the dirtier it came back out, leaving the last 2-3 rounds almost completely unrecognizable and covered in black grease. I had to disassemble the magazine and rinse it with WD-40 before I could use it without leaving black fingerprints all over the place.

Can’t wait for Ruger to come out with the “low cost” 5 round polymer magazine they’re said to be working on. If they fit into my Savage as well, that would be kinda awesome.

Update: Since Google brings quite a few people to this site, searching for compatible magazines / equivalents  – here’s what it boils down to: AICS .308 magazines should work with your Accuracy International .308 rifles, your Ruger Gunsite Scout and your Savage 10 BA rifle (and vice versa of course). They’re basically identical except for the markings.

Dirty Harry Potter (and his 1911)

Ok, this has been driving me crazy for seven movies now, and I know you’re going to roll your eyes, but hear me out: Harry Potter should have carried a 1911.

Here’s why:

Think about how quickly the entire WWW III (Wizarding-World War III) would have ended if all of the good guys had simply armed up with good ol’ American hot lead.

Basilisk? Let’s see how tough it is when you shoot it with a .470 Nitro Express. Worried about its Medusa-gaze? Wear night vision goggles. The image is light-amplified and re-transmitted to your eyes. You aren’t looking at it – you’re looking at a picture of it.

Imagine how epic the first movie would be if Harry had put a breeching charge on the bathroom wall, flash-banged the hole, and then went in wearing NVGs and a Kevlar-weave stab-vest, carrying a SPAS-12.

And have you noticed that only Europe seems to [have] a problem with Deatheaters? Maybe it’s because Americans have spent the last 200 years shooting deer, playing GTA: Vice City, and keeping an eye out for black helicopters over their compounds. Meanwhile, Brits have been cutting their steaks with spoons. Remember: gun-control means that Voldemort wins. God made wizards and God made muggles, but Samuel Colt made them equal.

Now I know what you’re going to say: “But a wizard could just disarm someone with a gun!” Yeah, well they can also disarm someone with a wand (as they do many times throughout the books/movies). But which is faster: saying a spell or pulling a trigger?

Avada Kedavra, meet Avtomat Kalashnikova.

Imagine Harry out in the woods, wearing his invisibility cloak, carrying a .50bmg Barrett, turning Deatheaters into pink mist, scratching a lightning bolt into his rifle stock for each kill. I don’t think Madam Pomfrey has any spells that can scrape your brains off of the trees and put you back together after something like that. Voldemort’s wand may be 13.5 inches with a Phoenix-feather core, but Harry’s would be 0.50 inches with a tungsten core. Let’s see Voldy wave his at 3,000 feet per second. Better hope you have some Essence of Dittany for that sucking chest wound.

I can see it now…Voldemort roaring with evil laughter and boasting to Harry that he can’t be killed, since he is protected by seven Horcruxes, only to have Harry give a crooked grin, flick his cigarette butt away, and deliver what would easily be the best one-liner in the entire series:

“Well then I guess it’s a good thing my 1911 holds 7+1.”

And that is why Harry Potter should have carried a 1911.

(Props to failbook and whoever originally wrote it – you rock)

Meet the Dovenator

One man, 16.000 shells and two Winchester SX3 shotguns – one being loaded while the other one is fired: 14 hours later – more than 15.000 doves down, at a rate of 18 birds a minute. Talk about a dove hunt…

Just so nobody gets their panties in a twist – here’s what Winchester said about the hunt:

All the doves shot by Scott, and by the many other hunters who go to Argentina, are utilized as best as possible. Some are eaten by the hunters, the rest are distributed to the local farmers and others who also eat them or utilize them for livestock feed (and then eat the livestock later). As explained by Scott in the second video, currently there is no danger of overhunting the Argentina doves. Although they present a problem for many farmers, they are watched and studied closely since they are also an importent resource for the outfitters and lodges specializing in dove hunting.

Apparently Argentina has quite the dove problem with an estimate of 30 million doves, consuming a significant amount of their crops.