Review: Federal Premium Low Recoil

By Mister Liberty Girl · January 26th, 2011

(Hey, all the cool kids are doing it…)

Today was a good range day. I took my son out to our local county range for a bit of firearms drill.  It has been colder than usual this winter, and today was no exception: sunny and about 50 degrees, windy enough to bring tears to your eyes.  I figured today would be a good day to introduce my 13 year old son to shooting in less than ideal conditions than he was used to experiencing. Since we live in Central Florida, yes, 50 degrees is chilly.  Wind chill must have pushed the ‘feels like’ down to at most 48.  (Sorry to all you Northerners who might be jealous.)

My son was going to get in some practice with our simple .22: loading drills, point of aim return, shot grouping, etc.  Meanwhile, I was there to try out a new ammo I just received in the mail from BulkAmmo.com:  Federal Premium Low Recoil ammo in .380 shot through my Beretta 84BB. This is a 90 gr ammo just like the cheap range rounds I usually use for practice, but these are hydra-shok rounds.  The entry hole was so much more crisp on the paper that the flat-nose rounds would make.

I even went so far as to load one magazine half and half with the new-to-me Federals and half the cheap junk I use for practice.  Each round leaving the pistol felt the same. When I say that, I mean that just because it says ‘low recoil’ on the box, I had always been wary of using it, thinking it somehow was a wussy of a round, that it wouldn’t cycle the chamber correctly or stovepipe or some other disaster would occur to me or my pistol.  I LOVE this pistol. If it got damaged from bad ammo I seriously think I would grieve.  So I was worried.

My normal carry round is obviously also a hyda-shok, but full power.  Since my health isn’t the best due to nerve damage, I would rarely actually shoot the regular power load at the range.  So I figured to be fair, to give it a fair test, I should shoot a mag of the good stuff too.  I was surprised at the results.  The groups were of a size, but the time required to come back on target was MUCH faster with the low power load.  And really, from 7-10 feet away, there isn’t going to be any appreciable difference to a goblin in the hit.  But it could make a BIG difference how fast I could get off that SECOND accurate shot.

Overall, I’m very pleased with the ammo and am going to switch it for my regular ammo.  I never would have believed it, but if no other reason than the recovery speed, I am now a convert to low recoil.


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Kick in the Ass Day

By Liberty Girl · January 19th, 2011

This dried-up old prune is so fucking tone-deaf he wouldn’t recognize an international insult if it were currently giving him an enema.  Nor does he apparently recognize domestic ones…

“He can do a lot of things through the form of government they have.”

Yes, Pruney Prunerton, we know very well you think your ilk should have absolute power.  2nd Amendment FTW!

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You Wouldn’t Like Me When I’m Angry

By Liberty Girl · January 10th, 2011

I am trying trying trying to understand the Leftards who CONTINUE to whinge that the weekend’s madness is still somehow the fault of conservatives in general, and Palin in particular, despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

I tried for reason.

Now I’m just fucking pissed off.

So let’s break it down…

  • You’re pants-shittingly terrified of guns, who knows why.  Maybe big noises just scare you.  More likely the thought of such power in your own inadequate hands simply terrifies you.  Self-control is HARD, as we concealed-carriers know all too well.  It is a struggle, I tell you, to keep from perforating everyone who irritates me on a daily basis.  (That’s SARCASM there, for the sarcasm-impaired.  The fact that I even have to type that sentence makes me look longingly at the cheese grater.)
  • Your mommy and your daddy taught you that you Deserve Things, not through hard work or merit, but JUST BECAUSE.  And if you kick your widdle feet and yell loud enough for it, you’ll get it.  Somehow your kindergarten teacher failed to teach you the meaning of the word “fair,” so you made up your very own definition.  Usage example:  ”Whatever *I* want is fair.”

It’s not any more complicated than that.

And Sarah Palin, for fuck’s sake?  Leaving out completely that a simple bullseye graphic on a map has been used since time immemorial by Dems, Reps, hell, probably even Egyptians (“Ali!  I want to target this area for my next pyramid!”), it looks to us like poor Sarah just scares the hell out of you, because she can’t understand how STUPID you think she is and that you really really really want her to shut up.  Here’s a newsflash for you:

Most of us conservatives don’t particularly like her, wouldn’t vote for her as dogcatcher.

Shocking?  Not if you were paying attention.  Easier to sit behind your computers and spew your insane vitriol all over the internets.  As the man says:

If you begin any statement with a variation of “Sarah Palin/GOP/Rightwing didn’t pull the trigger BUT…” you start off in hole of idiocy.

It is time to be done, children.

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Disgusting Piece of Shit of the Day

By Liberty Girl · October 1st, 2010

Dear 10:10:  Go directly to hell.  Do not pass GO, do not collect $200.

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(I apologize for my lack of eloquence, I am literally FURIOUS.)

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I really want to know

By Mister Liberty Girl · August 18th, 2010

Trying to wrap my head around this whole mosque thing.  Help me out.

A faith, any faith, buys land to build a church.  The Mormons come to town in dribs and drabs and eventually they have enough Mormons in town to justify building a ward.  They go buy some land; they hire the contractors, and build a church.  Big deal.

The Catholics decide they need to build a new church in Nevada somewhere, because they have a population of Catholics, which has grown enough to make it more comfortable to have an extra church rather than everyone squeezing in to one.  They buy the land, hire the contractors, and build the church.

The Methodists, the Seventh Dayers, the Moonies, the Scientologists, whoever it is, buys the land where ever they want, hires the contractors, builds a church or a reading room or a worship center or even just a quiet place to think about the man in the sky.  The Salvation Army wants to open a mission downtown to cater to the needs of the homeless and the hookers. The Church of Dan wants to declare his living room a holy shrine to Ayn Rand. Whatever.  Each and every one of these people has been told yes, because for some reason, they had to ask permission of some governing body for it.  Whether that was simply for tax free status of the property taxes given to a ‘legitimate’ church or whether is was for a tax dodge, some govt official had to say yes or no.

And that is the problem.

At some point, we the people allowed churches to have tax free status because we respected the work they do or just to promote the status quo or even because we secretly wanted some semblance of state notice that our churches were ‘real’ because they got treated special.

So now come these guys who want to build a mosque.  Not just any mosque, but named for freaking Cordoba, the virtual capital of Moor occupied Spain.  And not just any place, but in the still bleeding heart of an American tragedy.

Can anyone, ANYONE, show me where in the Constitution we are guaranteed the right to not be offended?

No? Really? I thought maybe it was in the good and plenty clause I’ve been hearing about lately but can’t seem to find either.  Perhaps it is contained in that whole “life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness” line and a mosque makes you unhappy. Oh wait, that was the DoI, not the USC.  Hmmm. Help me out here, really.

Do we, as a country, REALLY want our government to tell ANYBODY what he or she can’t do with his or her private property?   I know that I for one was outraged by the Supremes telling the country it was ok for a local government to take land from homeowners and give it to a developer.  How is this different?

Irrespective of the religion being honored, do we really want our government, at any level, to fold, spindle, mutilate, or create law just to keep that religion from practicing what it feels to be its due honoring to their version of God?

And if so, what next?  Do we tell the Scientologists they can’t give away free literature on the steps of their church?  To we stop the Mormons from going door-to-door? Are hospitals run by the Shriners, or the Catholic Church, or the Jewish told they can’t expand to serve their community by adding on a children’s wing because they would have to buy land and the land they want to buy (which the owner wants to sell!!!) is somehow too tragic because a fire there killed two kids and their mother.  Are we to assume that anyplace, anywhere, where someone has died is somehow too perverse or tragic or historical or whatever for a private owner to build a church there?

I somehow am betting that there will be a shrine to the dead placed in Shanksville, if there isn’t one already.  But will the place over Texas, Palestine ironically, where the Colombia broke up on re-entry have a building halt handed down because it is somehow rude to the crew members families to build a Baptist church, or even a freaking Qwikiemart, NEAR where it happened?

This is not about whether or not we, as a people, agree with the deliberate slap in the face the mosque and community center builders want to deliver to us.  Especially since they have chosen September 11 as the dedication date.  They are absolutely trying to get a reaction from us.  They WANT us to either halt the deal so they can say “Look, the Americans are breaking their own Constitution to stop us from building this” or to let it go through so they can say “Look, the Americans are so weak they didn’t even try to stop us from building this.”  Either way, they get their propaganda. Either way, they can turn to their Muslim brethren and boast about how they outwitted us.

Only ONE way makes us change who we are as a people though.

Only ONE way weakens our own law, our contract with our children and ourselves.

Only ONE way leads to somebody with bad intentions turning up the volume and saying, “Whom can we mess with next.”

I think I would rather be called coward and know that it isn’t true than be called bully and know that it is.

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Bi-Annual Dead Tree Check-In

By Liberty Girl · July 4th, 2010

From our local birdcage-liner (I swear I was only there to see what 4th events were going on in the neighborhood!)…

Oh look, immigrants who had no trouble at all figuring out the path to US citizenship, how novel!

“I chose to become a U.S. citizen because I love this country,” said Simari, a production team leader. “Many people around the world have the false idea that gold and money grows on trees in the USA. While there is no denying that this is the country of opportunity, the U.S. has taught me more valuable things, such as hard work, education, self-reliance and a great sense of integrity.”

NO!  We can’t have that sort of optimistic claptrap, deport him!

My faith in humanity is now 1/100,000,342 restored.

Then there’s this article – with no author attribution that I can find – which puts forth the innovative idea of allowing boots-on-the-ground to voice opinions about various police actions war efforts in which they’re involved:

If you want to get down to the bare bones of which war policies work and which are unsuccessful, ask those who are carrying out the orders and are most likely to be doing the dying.

Their opinions are the ones that should matter most.

Nothing could possibly go wrong with that plan.

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Attack Feesh!

By Liberty Girl · July 2nd, 2010

Can’t wait for PETA to claim this is what we get for spilling the nasty oilses into the Gulf…

A day on the water for a Sarasota County family took a nasty turn on Sunday as a 30 pound, 45 inch long barracuda jumped into a boat and attacked a 14-year-old girl.

Wonder if we could train ‘em to attack China…

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Hey Chicago

By Liberty Girl · July 2nd, 2010

Maybe you’d like your pee-pees held while you go winkie, too?

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Choo Choo

By Liberty Girl · July 2nd, 2010

Why is legal immigration such a difficult concept for “progressives” to understand?

An illegal immigrant with four U.S. citizen children, Gonzalez said she worried every day about being arrested by immigration agents and separated from her family.

Gee, whatever can I do other than wring my hands and wish for a solution to fall from the Giver of Unicorns??

Well, turns out there’s actual guidelines!  Here’s the CliffsNotes version:

  1. Be at least 18 years old.
  2. Have lived in the U.S. as a legal resident for at least 5 years.
  3. Be of good moral character and loyal to the U.S.
  4. Be able to read, write, speak and understand basic English.
  5. Have basic knowledge and understanding of the history, government structure and the Constitution of the U.S.
  6. Be willing to take an oath of allegiance to the U.S.

Oh, oopsie, already you fail.  Why?  Because you broke the law when you wetbacked your sorry ass into this country in the first place.  That kind of scratches off the “good moral character” part doesn’t it?  And the “legal resident part.”  And as far as I am concerned, the “willing to take an oath of allegiance to the U.S.” part as well, seeing as how you shat on the perfectly functional method of gaining citizenship and decided to hope for manna from the gubmint Heaven instead.

What’s the gripe with the current method of immigration, does anyone even know?  Other than it invalidates a ready-made block of voters, who the Progs assume will come down on their side should the One gain the power to wave his magic wand and grant them all citizenship.  Well, genius, if they’re already so little interested in the workings of this country that they illegally entered, what makes you think they’re going to bother VOTING?

Here’s a visit from the clue train:  If you don’t EARN it, it means NOTHING.

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Had To Be There

By Liberty Girl · July 1st, 2010

Me:  So the doctor’s PA actually said, “might be an MCL tear.”

Him:  MCL tear…you’ll never play ball again with that.

Me:  I know.  Have to get a real job…

Him:  Go into broadcasting, work with Costas.

Me:  Oh hell, not Costas, I can’t look at that man’s eye job all day every day.

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