Friday, December 19, 2008

Obama's "Clean Coal"

I guess Obama's still got a few million dollars left over from the presidential campaign. I just saw him in another commercial, pushing "Clean Coal" energy.

Remember when the tree huggers were bitching about acid rain? Yeah, that was from coal. I guess they must have forgotten. May be related to the long bong hits at Berkley.

The EPA, certainly not the most conservative government agency, has already said that there's no such thing as "Clean Coal," and that emissions from coal power plants contain more CO2 than emissions from all the cars and trucks in the country.

I'm not trying to demonize coal, or electricity. I'm just trying to point out more left-wing propaganda.

Bush got beaten in media for 8 years for his ties to the oil industry. I guess Obama gets a free pass for pimping coal.

This Is Reality Web Site
- Myths of "Clean Coal"
The Clean Web Site - More radical environmental website, but has information on "Clean Coal."

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

1911 Build: It Works!!

I fit the bolt-on plunger tube from EGW, and carved out the left grip panel to fit over it. The firing pin stop has been fit to the slide, trimmed to fit under the Wilson adjustable sight, and radiused. After that, the pistol was complete, except for drilling and tapping the slide for the rear sight adjustment screw.

I took it out and shot a box of hardball through it. I had a few stoppages, but I think that’s mostly because it’s still a little tight and the paint that I sprayed on the slide to keep it from rusting was flaking off and jamming up the works. It's also possible that the recoil spring hadn't taken a set yet.

Loaded rounds are not ejecting. I think it’s because the EGW extended ejector is about a half inch or more longer than the military issue part, but I’ll check with the gurus first.

The barrel lugs don't appear to be battered. Firing pin strikes on the primers are only about a thirty-second off center, I don't see any primer flow, and the brass isn't getting beat up.

Monday, December 8, 2008

4th Generation Glocks Coming

I saw a picture of the 4th Generation Glock 22 at the Blog.

The pistol has curved slide serrations, and different grip texturing, but that seems to be about all. Not very exciting, but maybe interesting to a few of you.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Cook County Gun Control Ordinance Poll

The latest from the Yahoo! GunVote Group. It only takes a minute, maybe two. I think I only selected option "1" once.

"Gun poll in Cook County, IL, Right NOW in CHICAGO:

To justify passage of gun control ordinances designed to close all gun
shops, then ban and confiscate the guns owned by citizens of Cook
county Illinois, the County Board is conducting a telephone poll.

Here is how to voice your opposition to this infringement on the
rights of Chicagoland residents:

Call 1-312-603-6400 and select Option #1 when prompted.

At the next prompt, select Option #1 again. [there's a bunch of
status on other matters before they get to this prompt]

Then, when prompted to vote on the gun control ordinance, press #2.

Call! Because the rights we fight for are the ones we keep. You should
also forward this alert on to all your gun owning friends and have
them vote too. You should also post this alert to any and all Internet
bulletin boards or blogs to which you belong.


(This was taken from"

Thursday, December 4, 2008

1911 Build: EGW Order Came In!

I got the last two parts that I need to finish the 1911. The order that I placed October 11th finally came in. The one that got lost, I waited, asked about, asked about, and asked about, got reshipped on Tuesday and came today, via UPS this time. Sigh.

Thanksgiving and hunting season (that's what the machinist at EGW said) delayed the reshipment.

As soon as I get the plunger tube and firing pin stop fitted, I can test-fire.