Thursday, June 16, 2011

BATFE Oversight Hearing

Mike over and Sipsey Street and David at WOG have covered the lead up and hearings themselves brilliantly. One item that was missed in coverage was the Terry families opening statement. In it was a reading of a poem Brian Terry wrote to describe himself and his mindset.

“If Today Is to Be the Day…So Be It”.

If you seek to do battle with me this day, you will receive the best that I am capable of giving.
It may not be enough, but it will be everything that I have to give and it will be impressive for I have constantly prepared myself for this day.
I have trained, drilled and rehearsed my actions so that I might have the best chance of defeating you.
I have kept myself in peak physical condition, schooled myself in the martial skills and have become proficient in the applications of combat tactics.
You may defeat me, but I’m willing to die if necessary. I do not fear death for I have been close enough to it on enough occasions that it no longer concerns me.
But, I do fear the loss of my honor and would rather die fighting than to have it said that I was without courage.
So I will fight you, no matter how insurmountable it may seem, to the death if need be, in order that it may never be said of me that I was not a warrior.

I read as much as most and more than many, rarely has the written word affected me so much. As the statement was read I was not so much angry, or even sad, but yet I cried. I tear now again writing this. This man, is America and everything that makes us a nation exceptional. I am sorry I never got to know him, I know I will never forget him.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Busy, Busy...Please Read

Sorry all have been busy. As noted earlier my primary employment was terminated. My gun shop is small but moving foward AND I am in the process of starting yet another fledgeling company. Yet I am still dedicated to my country and our struggle on the S/W border. Please follow the link below for the "public face" of our little mission in the desert.

There are multiple posters on the lines in the desert site and this will still be the main me, but we are expanding. This is "me" and all of my commentary, that is the "us" and our mission and relative news. Give us a look and a prayer. Thank you for all of your moral and citizens salvation support.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Why I Love the Gun Business

Just under 3 years ago I opened a small gun shop out of my house. I am "new" as compared to many, have been an active shooter less than a decade and a "dealer" for less than 3 years. Every transaction and every choice a customer makes comes with a lesson. Some for me some for them, but it is a constantly evolving and learning process. I carry and use, primarily current issue and styled arms of the US military. I have had generous customers share with me knowledge on WW1 Russian arms, turn of the century cowboy arms, and even some of the latest R/D from DOD (Department of Defense) bids and prototype weapons. While my business runs at a financial deficit now, the spiritual and enjoyment pay is beyond value. Thank you gunnies for being a diverse and sharing group, I am honored to deal with you every day.


Monday, March 14, 2011

Reporting from the "depression"

"Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours." Ronald Reagan

The above is a fact in my humble opinion, solidified last Wednesday. Such is life. Not that writing has been expansive lately, but it will be dried up until I can generate some income soon. Carry on and continue your training boys and girls it will get uglier before it gets better.

PS- Keep up to the dailies on Sipsey Street, Liberty Sphere, WRS, and Uncle...Links on the right side bar for each. A storm is brewing, most likely NOT natural as Japan saw last week, but could be just as devastating.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Tango Down?

News story HERE
From my AO and patrol area. The important part "Border Patrol agents track a group of armed suspects seen carrying backpacks when they discovered the body."

Watch your six, got mine covered.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


What did you do this weekend? Passed on Nascar for some small unit tactics. Rest assured we all have actual faces in real life. First aide, communication and group movement was studied and practiced. If you know how... share it, if not... learn it. This is NOT a call to arms, but the responsibility you choose as a gun owner and a patriot.
Practice like you fight, and you will fight like you practice.
FYI- I am on far right, we were covering basic first aide and trauma procedures before live movement drills.

Kinks in Design?

Working out kinks in the "new" layout. Posts to follow

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Spreading the Word, Said Better Than I

"The truth is, I do not know. Perhaps, like Washington, our job is not so much to win, but to avoid losing long enough for God to rescue a future generation. In the meantime, keep your powder dry and your stocks built up. And pray."

From HERE ...Read the whole thing

Friday, January 14, 2011


I am so tired of the gloom. In Arizona we are still pelted about the recent shooting in Tucson. Every news source is pointing to a falling "quality of life" or liberty. I needed to take some time to reflect, and to be honest shed a tear. Not for one specific cause or another, but just to release. Well the introspective caused a revelation, that revelation from my sons. I only know life through my perspective. (I guess knew would be a better word, but we'll get to that.) I am one of the few people I know that made a conscious choice to be a husband and a father. This was a decision that took me a few years to be sure of. Recently I have had the good fortune of that choice. First the ugly, then the bad, and finally the good.
The Ugly:
- Some know, as I have mentioned it before, I was in the construction business for many years. As it declined in Arizona, so did all of my income. There went the lifestyle and the house.
- Recently my wife was diagnosed with a "We don't think it is cancer" and underwent some massive surgery only to find they still don't "think" it is cancer. They next surgery should provide proof positive one way or the other.

To some the above is not "Ugly" but, simply situational. But as I said it is based on my perspective.

The Bad:
-My wife had to return to regular work after being a Mom for 9 years.
-Work, when available, eats up valuable time with my family that I deeply cherish and miss.
-Work, when available, tends to suck.
Once again, not very "Bad" at least there is work.

The Good:
-Most o the "Bad" column can be called "life."
-Even a bad day looks bright as your first born walks into the room and for no reason holds you hand, looks you in the eyes and says "I love you dad."

This may not be "good" for everyone, but... I now get to see life through not only my perspective, but that of my children. If even only a glimpse, I treasure it.
I have had to swallow pride in recent times and ask family for loans, some under the pretense that I may not be able to repay, and have been blessed by the family I have to have made it this far. I find it strange that sitting in a room over 15 years ago trying to decide "if" I should/could be a husband and father has given me so much everyday since then. The family that I was born into, married into and created is a family like I could not have dreamed.
I am a husband and father first...
P.S.- This is meant solely as a reminder that life is what we make of it, and sometimes we make it good. Find the good in life, find the good in man. Hold onto this, for there is a rough trail ahead.

Monday, January 10, 2011

AZ- A Side Thought

So, I've been thinking.... With all of the local and national media attention paid to the recent weekend events in Tucson, what they hell are these people going to think if real violence breaks out. When you look at the history of engagements in "pending" civil unrest uprisings, the "terror in Tucson" is small fish. One delusional jack wad goes to an unsecured event, gets within 2-4 feet of a politico and lets lead fly. Had this been an actual operation against the establishment, society or politics, by someone with an ounce of tactics or skill, the blood would still be flowing and suspects far and few confirmed. Yes this was a bad day for Arizona, the tragedy is the death of 9 year old Christina-Taylor Green. Too much is being done and said about some fu**tard that had the skill of a 10 year old. If this stops the White House, Congress and the entire news media, how do they cover weekly/daily outbursts in the future? This is meant as a legitimate question, have we not once again emboldened those that wish to use violence as a "statement" for their cause? I for one think the "newsworthiness" of this story ended Saturday night. The rest can be covered in recaps as the verdict(s) and sentence(s) are handed down.