Thursday, January 29, 2015

Lt Governor Dan Patrick spits in the face of Texan gun owners.

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick who runs the Senate as part of his duties has announced that contrary to everything he said on the campaign trail, he just doesn't think Open Carry is a good idea.  10 separate bills have been filed, but Dan says he isn't going to bring any of them to the floor of the Texas Senate for a vote.

Letter to his staff:

  Dear Ms Fleming:  There must be some strange satisfaction that comes from saying one thing on the campaign trail and then flipping 180 degrees and doing exactly the opposite once in office.  Do you think it's an environmental factor, like some kind of black mould in the A/C of the Capitol Rotunda or do you think its a genetic disposition in the DNA of those inclined to run for office?  Does Lt. Gov Patrick do this to his wife and family as well or is it just strangers who can be subjugated into "dumb Texan redneck voters" or whatever he calls us these days?  Is it some hidden secret like Obama's hate for Israel or similar to a deeply concealed yearning for the return of the KKK?  Does he lie to you and his staff often or just now and then? 

  Most of us dumb, redneck, gun-totin, Texans who voted for him would NEVER have the personal flaw needed to publicly stake our claim to one thing and then go ANYWHERE and do the exact opposite.  This is an amazing psychological flaw!

  Can't you staff folks get him some dogs to beat or a mule to whip instead of his fellow Texans?  Maybe he could burn a ramshackle old house to the ground and dance naked around the flames during the full moon to help him treat this condition. (iphone video, PLEASE). Is he a drunk or drug dependent?  Have you thought about testing for those factors?  Right now Hillary is absent taking the cure.  They could get treatment together and talk about flip-flopping, back-stabbing and idiot voters!  You ARE the staff.  We pay you.  You ARE supposed to help keep people like Dan away from steep drops, sharp edges and dangerous traffic.

  I've love your thoughts on this.  My wife and I voted for him and we talked him up among our friends.  Big mistake.  Boy do WE feel stupid this morning.

  Off to the doctor to have a look at this stabbing pain I seem to have developed just between my shoulder blade and spine.   Hope all is well with you and yours.  

Robert Langham III

Tyler, Texas.

  PS: If we have a big (Legal) armed rally asking for Dan's resignation in the rotunda, I'll look for you in the crowd.  I'll be the one carrying a sign that says: "No Peacemaker, no Justice!" on one side and "Dan Patrick hates....everybody, including his MOTHER!!!!" on the other.   My wife will have one that says: "Dan Patrick EATS GAY PUPPIES" and says the reverse will show a cartoon Dan Patrick as a fry cook flipping pancakes.  The San Jacinto folks have already promised that we can bring the Twin Sister replicas over and fire them a few times.....inside the rotunda.  Then we will hold hands and sing some songs.  About Dan.  He sucks.

PPS:  Designing some big round adhesive bumper stickers for cars or people that say: "Lt Gov Dan Patrick Stabbed me in the Back!"  They are VERY graphic and handsome.  Ought to go like, (pardon to fry cooks everywhere), hotcakes.  Can I put your office down for 5000?  People are going to want them.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Cousin Wallace indexes the revolvers...

Last week I was asked to examine a weapon used in a self-inflicted gunshot death.
The weapon used was kinda unusual in that it was a Blued Colt Single-Action Army with 5 1/2" bbl chambered to .45 Colt caliber. (not that old & in good shape)
Woman used it to shoot herself in the chest whilst sitting in a chair nekkid.
Entry wound under her left boob, exit thru the back leaving a hole about 1/2" as expected from a low velocity round. Flopped around a bit but expired in her chair.
Ammo was PMC factory load utilizing a cast lead RN with a flat point. ( Cowboy Action load?)
Bullet went on thru the stuffed chair and found laying on floor. Weighed it @ 248.0grs  
Since I had seen Colt revolvers fire without the cylinder properly indexed (lined up w/bore), I looked @ primer & saw an off-center indent on primer.
Shur nuff, the bullet showed it had entered the forcing cone off centre with one side of the bullet showing it had scraped the forcing cone before being forced into alignment w/the bore.
I'm starting to think this is a common flaw w/Colt gun collecting cousin had mentioned it to me many years ago...
I have a like new Colt Detective Special that was virtually new when I inherited it from my paw-in-law....I can cycle all the way thru the 6-shot cylinder in DA mode & never get it to shoot!
Seems the shooter better not have a well-trained DA trigger finger or he wont be able to fire a shot DA.
This same "Defective Special" wont index (properly lock the cylinder in place) if it is cocked slowly....bad ju-ju....
I have an old (admittedly maybe worn) Colt Police Positive Special that's the same way....
Anyone else notice Colt revolvers having this issue?
My Colts & others I have shot seem plenty accurate but, this design apparently is prone to problems????
Readily admit to being partial to S&W revolvers but curious if anyone else has noticed this???
The little Colt Det Spec has disqualified itself as a self-defense carry piece....cant rely on it to go off DA & that's fer shur the way I'd be shooting it if I needed it fast.
DA shooting doesn't bother me a bit (kinda like it & can do it very effectively)...what bothers me is a revolver I can't rely on to go "bang" when I pull it's trigger.
Seeking imput from anyone else that's had experience w/DA Colt revolvers.