11 February 2011

New podcast up and running!

 I finally got my new podcast server squared away! I'm a little behind yet on the shows but they will ALL be up Monday. You can subscribe via iTunes, Zune and several others! Go here to check it out if you want: The Shooting Bench!

Also, our new online store will be available by the end of next week and can be accessed through our main website. We're going to add a LOT of new stuff on there over the next couple of weeks.

Cope Reynolds (Desertscout)
www.southwestshootingauthority.com
Listen to Cope live at www.thewatchmen.fm Mon thru Fri, 10am to noon Mountain time!
New Podcast location!  http://tsb.podbean.com

Colts and Kimbers are what you show your friends.
GLOCKS are what you show your enemies!

10 February 2011

This is urgent!! Act NOW!!

Act Immediately to Block ATF Long Gun Sales Reporting!

If you’re one of the nearly 71 million Americans who live in the four southwest border states , some of your gun purchases could soon be reported to the federal government. And whether you live in one of those states or elsewhere, your help is needed now to stop the federal government’s plan to register Americans’ gun purchases.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is demanding the authority to require all of the 8,500 firearm dealers in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas to report all sales of two or more semiautomatic rifles within five consecutive business days, if the rifles are larger than .22 caliber and use detachable magazines. For example, a dealer would have to tell the government every time a deer hunter in Sacramento or Amarillo finds a good deal on a pair of semi-auto .30-06s like the popular Remington 7400.

The ATF has no legal authority to demand these reports, and the flood of new paperwork will waste scarce law enforcement resources that should be spent on legitimate investigations.

Unfortunately, there are only a few days left to comment on this proposal. Comments will be accepted until Monday, February 14. Every concerned gun owner’s voice should be heard on this critically important issue.

To read the ATF proposal, click here

To read the NRA’s comments, click here.

Please send your comments today. Be sure to refer to the December 17, 2010 “Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Report of Multiple Sale or Other Disposition of Certain Rifles.” You can submit your comments to:

OMB
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
Attention: Department of Justice Desk Officer
Washington, DC 20503

Please send a copy of your comments to:

Barbara A. Terrell
Firearms Industry Programs Branch
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
99 New York Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20226.

Barbara.Terrell@atf.gov
Fax: (202) 648–9640


Cope Reynolds (Desertscout)
www.southwestshootingauthority.com
Listen to Cope live at www.thewatchmen.fm Mon thru Fri, 10am to noon Mountain time! Podcast: www.theshootingbench.net (soon to change)

Colts and Kimbers are what you show your friends.
GLOCKS are what you show your enemies!

09 February 2011

The Taurus Judge

I think Taurus's marketing approach to the Judge is unethical. As a self-defense gun, it's just plain silly. The .45 Colt is NOT a particularly good stopper achieving only 75-80% one-shot stops. There are a number of calibers that get into the mid-90's so it certainly is not as good as several other easily obtainable and easier to carry caliber/guns. It is also not particularly accurate out of the Judge. It's accurate enough for defense but any of my Glocks will shoot circles around it. The .410 is adequate with 000 buck but is still nothing special.
It is heavy, bulky and difficult to conceal. I cannot, for the life of me, understand the fascination with this gun. It fills no niche in life and is bordering on totally useless except as a novelty.
If one had to justify it's existence, it would be as a trail gun. It would be useful against snakes and a decent grouse or bunny gun with the .410. A stiff-loaded .45 would be OK for bear and other toothy things at tent distances but in the Judge it is not really accurate enough for hunting except at fairly close range.

Taurus, like Springfield, has done their job well with all the misleading magazine ads.

Cope Reynolds (Desertscout) www.southwestshootingauthority.com
Listen to Cope live at www.thewatchmen.fm Mon thru Fri, 10am to noon Mountain time!
Podcast: www.theshootingbench.net (soon to change)

Colts and Kimbers are what you show your friends.
GLOCKS are what you show your enemies!

Got salt?

 Listen to my show (click the link below) on Monday, 14 February to hear the the salty truth about...salt!
I'll have a guest on Monday that will give you some information on salt that will surprise you. You may find that there are some answers here to questions that your doctor cannot (read WILL not) answer.

Also, on Wednesday, 16 February, I will cover a very controversial topic. Should you carry your gun to church? When is the use of deadly force justified in the eyes of God? Christians and guns! Be sure and join me.

Cope Reynolds (Desertscout) www.southwestshootingauthority.com
Listen to Cope live on The Shooting Bench Mon thru Fri, 10am to noon Mountain time!
Podcast: The Shooting Bench! (soon to change)

Colts and Kimbers are what you show your friends.
GLOCKS are what you show your enemies!

08 February 2011

Mandatory Arabic Classes Coming To Mansfield « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Ok folks. Just how much more are we going to take? This about takes the cake!

Mandatory Arabic Classes Coming To Mansfield « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth



Cope Reynolds (Desertscout)
www.southwestshootingauthority.com
Listen to Cope live at www.thewatchmen.fmMon thru Fri, 10am to noon Mountain time!
Podcast: www.theshootingbench.net (soon to change)

Colts and Kimbers are what you show your friends.
GLOCKS are what you show your enemies!

06 February 2011

The Super Bowl....who needs it?

What an embarrassing, disgusting show of apathy and disrespect for our flag and America!
The whole thing disgusted the hell out of me. It's sad that we pay ANY attention to these arrogant, anti-American, over-paid pukes. That idiot that sung the Anthem destroyed it and it made me sick to see all those anal orifice football players standing and looking around like they were doing us a favor that they waited for the anthem to be sung (such as it was). I didn't see a one of them put their hand over their heart and even LOOK at the flag, much less sing along. They all make me sick and the American people just idolize them. It was truly pathetic!
After the Anthem, I left. Didn't watch one minute of the game and never will. It's a shame that people just drop everything and practically worship those players and the game.


Cope Reynolds (Desertscout)
www.southwestshootingauthority.com
Listen to Cope live at www.thewatchmen.fm Mon thru Fri, 10am to noon Mountain time!
Podcast: www.theshootingbench.net (soon to change)

Colts and Kimbers are what you show your friends.
GLOCKS are what you show your enemies!