This & That Thursday

Got lots of stuff running through my head, so I suppose I’ll combine some of them into one single thread. (That somewhat rhymes. Interesting.)

More Illustration of the Futility of Gun Control Laws: Meet the Shipyard Specials of Northern Ireland–

Chambered in 9x19mm it shares a passing resemblance to the British Sterling L2 submachine gun carried by British troops stationed in Northern Ireland. However, it has a simple square tube steel receiver (reportedly fashioned from metal table legs) and feeds from a horizontal magazine. Other examples used metal piping and had round receivers. The magazine housing is designed to fit a standard Sterling magazine but uses the STEN gun’s simpler magazine release. The weapon uses a blowback action and has a square bolt to match its box section receiver…

The guns discussed there (and pictured too) were made in the early 70s. Think what can be done in the USA in the 2010s or 2020s, with 3-D printing and a million machine shops spread throughout the country. Where there’s a will there’s a way, and laws won’t matter.

Cops Acting Badly, Thank God No One Was Killed: The last thing good honest peace officers need right now is more reckless idiocy. The (legal) price for those acts should be very heavy.

Chinook Medical Is Holding a Clearance Sale: Looks like some really good deals on quality gear, and not just a pile of odds and ends, either.

Attention NoVa Crowd: The next Nation’s Gun Show is next weekend. (Not just NoVans, I suppose but anyone who wants to drive a little ways.) Go there and stock up.

About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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