This makes us 3 for 3 on posting TW3s in 2013. We continue trying to post three posts a day (except Sundays), although there’s a little variability in our daily posting schedule, the plan (normal warnings about plans apply) is to post a weapons-technical or -culture post at 0600, an SF- or UW-related post at 1100, and a post with no fixed prerequisite in the afternoon. Saturdays we have a substantive post in the morning, a Saturday Matinee movie review, and a TW3 (this post). This schedule is more aspirational than rigid, but now you know what we’re thinking around here. .
The Boring Statistics
This week was an average week. We posted 22 posts with some 21 comments by press time for this post, and a total of about 15,000 words. We did pass one significant milestone this week: on the 18th, our 1,000th post went live. We expect to pass 2,000 before year’s end.
Comment of the Week
Nothing really jumped out at us this week, we just enjoyed the usual repartee with the usual suspects.
The Week in Posts
Here’s the recap of our posts for this week:
- Sundawn was our Sunday non-post.
- The future of guns? Definitely, one future is the intelligent weapon like the Tracking Point system.
- Is the SMG Dead? Not at SIG where they just introduced a new one, clearly targeted at law enforcement MP5 users. Imagine an MP5, but that has standard AR controls.
- Don’t bring a cattle prod to a gunfight, or you’ll wind up like this Florida robber if you’re very lucky — in jail. If you’re not very lucky, you get slabbed, like he might have been but for an unreasonably temperate armed store clerk.
- Gun rules not for the connected in NH. The fix is in; in every state we are a society of men and ranks, not of laws and justice.
- Something great over at Forgotten Weapons… FG42 gets a range wringing-out, and Ian takes it to an IPSC match. Spoiler: he doesn’t win.
- NDAA Clause Undermines SOF Medic Training by eliminating live tissue training, causing American deaths to score points with the animal-rights extremists of PETA.
- Lord Love a Duck: shoot on sight order? That’s how the out-of-control alkie who lords it over the Chicago Police intends to react to state concealed-carry licenses.
- Assclown of the Ides: Dick Blumenthal, Vietnam wannabe.
- When hammers are outlawed, that would prevent more crimes than outlawing rifles. (But who are we kidding? Like criminals are going to care about one more law about anything? They’re criminals, for the love of God).
- Delta Airlines / Wounded Marine Update. Bottom line: still a lousy airline.
- The Past is Another Country: Assault Rifles Vol. 3, circa 1986, back in the glorious sunlit uplands before import bans and Hughes Amendment.
- When guns are outlawed, there’s still knives! (Hard to imagine that criminals would choose any weapon other than what Mike Bloomberg thinks, but apparently they didn’t ask him).
- Bailed-out Bank of America strikes again, doing another number on another customer because of the Bank’s extreme anti-gun attitude.
- Do it for the Children — buy a 100-round Glock mag.
- Remember those supposedly buried Spitfires? They had a brief jag of hope when they found a crate. They never did say what was in it, if anything.
- On Wannabes and other liars, econoblogger Megan McArdle surfaces in the Dead Zone of a failed news magazine to make good points that no one would read if we bloggers didn’t link.
- To reach the Stasi: 702-690-9142 will do it. The East German pervasive informer society, and secret police as an arm of a political party, are getting a tryout here.
- Ghost Spitfires in Burma may prove mythical. They’re probably not there. We kind of knew this was coming, but we wanted to believe.
- What do people keep reading, here? We look at those non-recent posts in our statistical Top Ten to see what stories had legs. A technical story, a news story we broke (female Ranger students), a movie review… it’s a mixed bag.
- Saturday Matinee 2013 003: Triple Agent is a talky, cerebral French film. It’s still interesting.
- That Was the Week that Was: 2013 Week 03 — that’s this post, so don’t expect a link.
We have a cool The Past is Another Country post from both 1961 and 1911 — roughly 50 and 100 years ago — that we didn’t get to last week. We also have an update on 3D-printable hardware. As Cody Wilson says, “How’s that national conversation going?”