Day By Day


  • Smart girl Sam. Most of the chicks want the Magnum…KaBOOOM!

    But then they’ve shot their wad and then what?

    Pew! Pew! Pew! .22 Long gets the job done too, and always ready for another round.

    Welcome to rimfire Zed! Takes a lickin’ and keeps on dickin’!

    • I don’t know wtf that means, it’s like a drunk person wrote that. Oh wait a minute…

      I do want to know about that old Chivvy there though. Don’t know what that means either.

      I better shuffle off to beddy bye.

    • epador

      The M5 28 inch barrel in 6.5 reaches out and touches a lot farther than a 22LR can. Just the way my patient wife likes it.

  • epador

    Hell, I just paid and arm and a leg for a whole #40 6.5 Creedmoor, and that’s for my wife’s weapon.

  • Too Tall

    Enough, enough, we never get enough! (Old rugby chant, usually associated with leather balls.)

  • Pamela

    Been perusing Hickok 45 . Yowza

    • JTC

      Pamela, you probably know this but everyone here might not, and since you linked it a disclaimer is in order; that place is for interesting entertainment, not to be taken as gospel.

      • Pamela

        I know 😉 Just like watching is all…

        • Too Tall


          You continue to inspire all of us.

          Slightly Off Topic: Managed to find a whole pound of Grade B Bourbon Vanilla Beans from Madagascar at slightly less than the usual stratospheric prices, and just put up several pints of double-fold Vanilla in various liquors (including Tequila, of course).

          • Pamela

            Gin Vanilla does well in Martinis

  • ExNuke

    It’s possible to have more ammunition than you can run with on a Red Flyer but there’s no such thing as “too much”. (When the BATFE tells you that you have to build a “bunker” for storage …) Don’t skip mortgage payments to buy ammo but is Netflix really that important?

    • Too Tall

      IF you own a forklift because you need it to move and store your ammo, THEN one could be forgiven for starting to think they MIGHT have enough ammo.

      There is no such thing as too much ammo.

      A useful life goal may be to get to the point where you are locking up multiple forklifts, as well as your ammo.

      Just remember that unless the ammo is in magazines (or better yet, belts), it is not really yours, it is still in the Supply System. It might be in your Supply System, but it is still in the Supply System.

      • Norm

        There are two times when you can have too much ammo: if you’re on fire or trying to swim.

      • Pamela

        Don’t forget all the cleaning products and any replacement parts, springs etc…

        • JTC

          As to parts, I have always advocated redundancy…on the principle that two is one and one is none, having an identical backup for your three or four go-to tools means it’s there as a donor for every part *if* needed, and to use for its intended purpose *when* needed…

  • Lucius Severus Pertinax

    Love that old Chevy truck…Slab-Sides Forever!!

  • .22LR! My wife’s caliber of choice! And the #1 choice of assassins everywhere! Effective, penetrating, relatively quiet.

    Buy it by the brick!

  • Browncoat57

    Almost 10 cents each… 10 for a dollar… Then add shipping!!! I’ll keep checking Academy… Jeez!

  • Hardball

    I have about 10 cases 22 SV. I’m a bullseye shooter

  • Son Of A Valkyrie

    Does 22 long work in an AR-7?

    • Mort

      Good question SOV, I have a AR-7 (Henry) and it is very
      particular about ammo, CCi mini mag LR works very
      well, no failures, Federal does not, but it may be that
      other hi velocity rounds would work.

      • Mort

        I should also mention that I had a Charter Arms AR7
        and the receiver blew up with modern LR ammo.

        • NotYetInACamp

          Still have an old one. I suppose that a I have not shot it lately. I will adjust ammo buying accordingly.

    • the Chicken of Depression

      I had no luck with just plain .22 Long back in the late 80s in my charter arms version but I was also using nothing but after market hi-cap mags as I had lost the small original one.

      • JTC

        mentioned the other day keeping a copy of Green Eyes, Black Rifles near my desk for handy reference, and so I figure I’ll list out the other books I keep handy. Sometimes it’s easier than opening another tab, and sometimes they contain info that’s not really otherwise searchable or available online.
        Some edition of Cartridges of the World. (I’m currently using a fairly old 12th Edition, but the old stuff doesn’t change much.)

        The Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson.

        History of Smith & Wesson by Roy Jinks.

        Smith & Wesson Hand Guns, McHenry & Roper.

        Smith & Wesson 1857-1945: A handbook for collectors, Neal & Jinks.

        Bolt Action Military Rifles of the World.

        Collecting Classic Bolt Action Military Rifles.

        Military Bolt Action Rifles 1841-1918.

        Savage Automatic Pistols*, James Carr.

        Savage Pistols, Brower.

        Kuhnhausen’s shop manuals for the S&W revolver and the Colt .45 Automatic.

        Factory armorer’s manuals for the Glock and M&P.

        A Textbook of Automatic Pistols**, R.K. Wilson

        Textbook of Pistols and Revolvers, Hatcher

        *The Carr book is essential for anyone who wants to venture into collecting Savage pocket autos. It concisely breaks down the 1907, 1915, and 1917 into all their consecutive subtypes in chronological order by the different distinguishing features, and it’s small enough to carry along to gun shows.

        **R.K. Wilson’s delightful textbook, as complete a guide to early autos as there is, is being reprinted in paperback!@Chicken, if you mean the junk-ass ramline products, load them up and take them out for fun, but with their fail rate don’t depend on them for important stuff. Gunbroker will have an original and even if you have to pay $50 it’s worth it for function and will come back on resale, gotta have an original mag. And go ahead while you’re at it and get a long-box (100) of CCI standard velocity. Somebody mention something like a mini-mag blowing up the gun, that’s odd and so hadn’t heard of it before even with the oldest Charters, and does in any case seem unlikely given the relative impotence of even hotter double deuce loads unless there was -what’s the word for what really kills a majority of covid patients…”comorbity”!), yeah that’s it, unless that little rifle had a “comorbidity”! 😉

        Anyway, get a factory mag and save those junk hi-caps for the range.

        • JTC

          Well there’s a mess…bottom part of that starting at @Chick was what I intended to post in reference to his Charter .22.

          The first part I had saved in the browser and accidentally posted is about another redhead, a woman gun blogger at VFTP and gun rag contributor who says that little reference library is at hand by her desk. Damn.

        • chicken of depression

          I’m not sure who made them, don’t think that they were Ramlines , mail order mags out of the back of Shotgun News IIRC, never had a problem with them tho.

  • DogByte6RER

    Unfortunately … Never Enough cuts both ways.

    The Democrats’ lust for power is never enough. Their thirst for tax dollars is never enough. Their desire to crush our freedoms is never enough.

    To these statists … Never Again.

    So … this is absolutely g-dd@mn right.

    The purchasing and accumulation of guns and ammo is never enough …

    • NotYetInACamp

      That paying taxes on unrealized profits (unadjusted for inflation I would gather) is still in play in their heads. All that is, is owned by them as the state, they believe.

  • Norm


  • NotYetInACamp

    Nice truck.
    Had a 4WD in similar.
    Sad I had to sell it.

  • NotYetInACamp

    I want more.

    • Pamela

      Careful what More is…
      OPSEC Gentlemen. OPSEC

      • JTC

        Keeping quiet? Hell no! Take the tack of burying them with info; let them “unpack” what is true and what is bloviation, diversion & deflection…let them chase all the wild geese and ganders, let them come and get me motherfyckers!

  • John T

    How hard can it be if the guy has at least 50 (500 round) bricks?

    • Too Tall


      WMDs are a maintenance nightmare.

      If you are smart enough and disciplined enough to maintain them, you can build more, lots more.

      Otherwise, in six months you will have the most expensive stockpile of useless junk the world has ever seen.

  • JTC

    So my pretty radical daughter sends me this link and says: “Holy sheeet! All of us conspiracy theorists were right & it’s being proven more and more!”

    That is pretty damning Alright…
    Who and what to believe?

  • Kafiroon

    I don’t know about all you gun people. It gets way too complicated for me. I know how far things are from my rocker and how far the old beater can fire #4 shot. I’m too old for all of the range and fancy shootin’ stuff, so I’ll pop a beer and eat the last of the pizza. Nite y’all.

    • Hmm…that some of that OPSEC Pam was talking about? 🙂


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