I'm not a big fan of the AR-15. By the time I got in the FMF, the M16A1 was being issued. It was reliable, and it was accurate, but I liked the M-14 better.
At OCS, we were issued the M14. (1974)
Then at The Basic School, it was the M16 that was in the armory.
During flight school, I was out of the loop on rifle qualification, but the minute you got back into the FMF, you went back to qualifying annually. In the Marines, everybody had to be able to use a rifle. Didn't matter if you were a cook, a baker or a candlestick maker, Didn't matter if you flew , drove a tank, or were a supply officer, everybody had to qualify.
But I do own two AR-15 rifles. One, a long gun, I bought out of pure rage when Clinton's "gun ban" passed in 1994. I went to bed being told the Dimmies didn't have enough votes to pass it, and woke up to be told that a number of Republicans had turned their coats, voted with Feinstein, and we had ten years of BS as a result. Because I trusted the Republicans, I had to go into panic mode, buying up magazines at exorbitant prices. My AR-15 from Olympic Arms came with a muzzle brake instead of a bird cage flash suppressor, but that didn't bother me any.
The other is an SP-1 that looks something like today's M4, I bought at the general store, where I worked at the gun counter on weekends sometimes. A fellow traded it in, and I picked it up for peanuts. I used to use it when I was working out on the edges of my property, because it was light and would gin out 30 rounds if I needed them. Back in those days, it was wild hogs I was worried about. Today, I'd have to worry more about narcotraficantes.
I really like One America News. Much better than Fox. I also like Liz Wheeler, who does a show each evening. The leftards hate her, so you know she's got it right.
Given the way things are going in the cities, I'd recommend that everyone who lives in suburbia or in a city consider getting a Trunk Monkey security system. They seem to be excellent.
If I'd had a Trunk Monkey system that time I got in a similar situation on Gun Barrel Road in Chattanooga, it would have had a much better resolution.
Here's another El Gringo song, just for fun. Some of his videos are so vulgar I can't put them on the blog, even with a "language warning." It's a shame because the one on Little Marco is great, but it's just not on for general viewing.
Here's one of my favorite country songs, slightly modified to fit the times.
Thought for the Day:
- Change the sand in the cat boxes.
- Burn the Trash
- Change the ferret papers
- feed the chickens their morning rations.
- feed the dogs their breakfast
- give the ferrets their paste and medicine.
- feed the cats (indoor and barn)
- balance the check book (daily routine)
- watch the morning news
- take the kitchen trash to the outdoor trash bin (walled in to keep out bears)
- put flea medicine on the barn cats.
And the day isn't half over yet. It's good to be able to justify your existence.......
Survival Gardening Books
If I had to guess, I'd say more people write about gardening on self reliance oriented blogs , than about guns. That's a big change from "the old days" of the 1980's and 1990's, when guns took up about 85% of the space in that regard.
We are doing our second season of gardening here. I have some seeds a friend sent me, and we have planted some seeds in our "plant room", in little cans to sprout. The plant room is a glass addition to the house, with glass walls on three sides. Used it for a tool room until we started to try to get back into gardening.
I'm looking for some good books on survival gardening. I bought one, and it was ok but there wasn't really anything in it I didn't already know, and I don't know a lot about gardening.
Here are some others I am considering ordering from the library. I do that now instead of just buying the books outright. If they are good, then I buy them.
If anybody has any titles they'd like to suggest, I'd appreciate the recommendation.