STI Group Buy

I normally do these about once a quarter, but I’m doing this one a little early in celebration of STI giving California the finger.  They already weren’t selling to California’s regular people due to the idiotic drop testing rules, but they were still selling to law enforcement, but after microstamping passed, not anymore.  I believe this is either the 5th or 6th time we’ve done this group buy, and they’ve all been successful.


STI pistols are excellent.  Their single stack guns stack up or beat anything Kimber or Springfield has to offer, and on this group buy, I can get them to you at Kimber level prices.  STI’s double stack guns dominate competition pistol shooting for a reason.  I’ve got a lot of guns, but my STI Tactical is probably the gun that I shoot the best. 


This is how it works.  Pick any gun and options at and then e-mail me at larry AT  for a quote.  We will arrange payment via e-mail.  I can take checks, money orders, or credit cards. 


I’m offering STI pistols at killer prices. By ordering them in bulk, I get a super discount, and I can pass that along to you. 


I’ll be taking orders until December 1st.  At that point I’ll turn the order into STI.  Some guns are in stock and will ship immediately.  Most guns have about a 10 week turn around time from STI at this point in time.  So ETA on shipping to you would be early February. 


Unlike a lot of group buys, I don’t need any sort of minimum number of orders to proceed.  Basically anything I fall short on, I just buy more store stock inventory to reach the quantity necessary.



STI tells California to go to hell

STI totally rocks.  


They have just announced that they will no longer be selling anything to California because of the idiotic Micro-Stamping law that just passed.  Now STI hasn’t been selling in California to regular folks because of the stupid “drop tests”. (when the mafia runs a similar program, it is called extortion).  But they have been selling to California law enforcement.  But not anymore.


Barrett did something similar a few years ago when California banned .50 BMG rifles.  LAPD had a few Barretts that needed fixing, and Barrett told them to go to hell.  So that’s two companies down, about a hundred more to go.  But every time a manufacturer stands up to a horrible law like this, it sends a message to the other manufacturers.  I think everyone needs to reward those that will take a stand, because that will force the others to take a real hard look at their own policies.


I applaud STI for this.  I’m already one of their dealers, and this makes me proud to associate with them. 


Sure, STI and Barrett are not giant companies, but every time anybody stands up to a bad law, it’s a good thing.  If a bunch of people buy STI Spartans or Trojans instead of a Springfield, S&W, or Kimber because of this, it will force those larger companies to examine their own policies of selling to a state’s cops things that the regular folks can’t own.  (I’m not exactly holding my breath on HK on this one, because remember, you suck, and they hate you).


STI is actually one of my favorite companies to deal with.  I get to work with a lot of different manufacturers, and STI has always been a pleasure.  The sales staff and customer service is top notch, and their products rock to a shockingly high degree.


Personally, I have a 4.15 Tactical.  It is one of my favorite guns.  When I’m on, I can run that thing like a jackhammer.  It is extremely accurate, has a great trigger, holds so many rounds of ammo that I lose count, and has yet to malfunction. 


I’ve done a couple of STI Group Buys off of and will probably be doing another one as soon as I get some more details on their new imported polymer pistols from Slovakia.  If you’ve been thinking about getting a high quality 1911, let me know, because I give a really screaming good price on the group buy.

Movie Review: Black Sheep

Black Sheep is set New Zealand, and is a serious, cautionary tale about the dangers of tampering with nature.  It is thoughtful, timeless, and is a wonderful film for people of all ages.


Nah…  It is a movie about killer sheep.  Seriously.  Killer Sheep.  Genetically mutated, flesh-hungry, pack-hunting, freaks of nature.  But now you have to ask yourself, how friggin’ awesome is that?   If you answer pretty awesome, you should see it.  If you say that sounds stupid, then don’t watch it, because then I don’t want to listen to you complain later, because the movie is about killer sheep, so you can’t honestly say that we didn’t tell you so.


Now personally, I thought Black Sheep was great.  I won’t waste your time telling you about the plot, because fundamentally there isn’t a real big one.  Greedy farmer does genetic experimentation to build a super breed of sheep, environmentalist morons (I know, that’s a stretch) accidentally free a botched mutant, botched mutant spreads the mutation to all the other sheep, fun ensues, and weresheep.  Yes, you read that correctly, Weresheep.  My spell checker doesn’t even know what to make about that word. 


I watched this last night, and I laughed out loud a bunch.  I’ve dealt with sheep when I was a kid back on the farm, so watching the dumb little grass-maggots get blown up, shot, or run over was fine by me.  Sheep are just so… puffy.  So having them turn into insane killing machines was just great.


I went over to IMDB to get the link for this movie, and while I was there I read the reviews.  Man, people are just dumb.  Some people watched it, and then complained because the movie was cheesy and unrealistic.  Dude, you rented a movie about killer sheep… What the hell did you expect?

 Idiot (thinking to himself while wandering listlessly through Blockbuster):  I’m going to rent a movie.  This one says it is about killer sheep.  I fully expect this movie to be filled with biting social commentary, Woody Allen style humor, high production values, and perhaps a serious discussion of global warming and how George Bush is bad.  I haven’t seen the review in the New Yorker yet, but I’m certain that since it is about killer sheep, it will be winning several Oscars.  Hmm… it is either this or that latest Robert Redford movie about how America sucks.  I’ll go with the killer sheep.

Idiot (posting a review on IMDB after the shocking revelation that the killer sheep movie is actually about killer sheep):  This movie sucks and is lame!  Save your money! There is fart humor and references to people having sex with our animal companions.   Boo! 

So if you have realistic expectations, you should see this flick.  If you love monster movies, see this immediately.  It is good, cheesy, fun in the same vein as Bad Taste and Dead Alive, thank you again New Zealand.

Handguns for home defense

A while back, I wrote a piece about using long guns for home defense.

I did this after a request from pax at Cornerd Cat.  She recently wrote a piece about the advantages of pistols for home use.

 It is a good article, but I’m keeping my rifle as my primary.  We may disagree on what we personally use, but we agree that the most important factors are finding the tool that works best for you and learning how to use it.

This Week In The News, November 8, 2007

On the campaign trail, Rudy Guilliani continues to be the Anointed One of the media.  I’m still trying to figure out the appeal of a man who sued the gun companies to the party that (supposedly) supports gun rights, and the man who demanded tax payer funded abortions for poor people to the party that (supposedly) is pro-life.   

But, wait, says our media overlords!  He cleaned up New York City! 


Well, friggin’ awesome.  And that means what, exactly, to the rest of us that could care less if New York sank into the ocean?   He closed down the porno studios!  Forcible sodomy of prisoners in NYPD jails is down 15%!  No more giant armies of homeless people running out to squeegee your windows! 


Okay, for a good take at what Manhattan is like for us folks who live in flyover country, go click on the link in my blog roll for Mojo Filter.  He’s seen and done a lot, and has been to New York numerous times, and has a great post about his last trip there.  I don’t want to vote for the guy that cleaned up New York.  I want to vote for the guy that forced New York (and San Francisco) to succeed from the union. 


The media is absolutely in love with the idea of two elitist New Yorkers duking it out.  Ironic, since the news is made up of a bunch of New York elitists.  


Hillary vs. Rudy?  Whoever wins, we lose.  Just like the slogan for the new Alien vs. Predator movie, only instead of a gooey opportunistic parasite vs. a ruthless sadistic brute, we get a… oh, hell… never mind.   


In other national news, we should know in a couple of days if the Heller case will be granted ceritori at the Supreme Court.  If you don’t know what this is, I’m shocked you’re reading this blog.  Basically, this case is where the circuit court told the city of Washington DC to get stuffed, and that their idiotic gun bans are blatantly unconstitutional, because the 2nd Amendment was an individual right.


See, to liberals, the 2nd Amendment is a collective right, whereas the other original 9 were about individual rights.  Also, the 2nd was where the founding fathers authorized the National Guard to have guns, but they neglected to invent the Guard for like another hundred years or something. 


Basically pretty much every gun law in the country disregards the wording of the 2nd Amendment.  A good Supreme Court decision could kick a lot of those idiotic laws to the curb.  Because as it stands now, SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED means that my gun’s okay, as long it is in certain places, on certain days, only if it was imported during a certain time frame, unless it has seven specific US parts, isn’t too short, isn’t too big, isn’t too small, and I’ve filled out all of the appropriate paperwork when I bought it, and depending on what state I live in, the gun has passed nonsensical tests, has been registered with a bureaucrat, shipped with a fired case, is locked up, disassembled, only allowed to use certain types of ammo, or stamps microscopic images (that don’t work) on the bullet. 




So fingers crossed.  Heller is a big deal.


In Entertainment News, TV writers have gone on strike.  This is going to cause no new episodes of our favorite TV shows.  This has caused a huge panic, as soon Americans won’t be able to watch our favorite episodes of… shoot, I can’t actually name a current sitcom.  Is Scubs still on?   


Okay… I watch exactly one network TV show.  And it comes on Mondays, when I’m usually teaching a class anyway.  I’ll admit it.  I watch Heroes, and I enjoy it.  I’m a sucker for super hero stuff, and grew up on X-Men.  Now since there are approximately 5 decades of good comic book super hero stories sitting out there, I wouldn’t think it would be too hard to cobble together a story line. 


See, this is why I like B-Movies.  There can’t be a B-Movie writer’s strike, since I’m relatively sure that most of them don’t actually have any writers.  I’ve watched a few that I’m certain that they actually make up the story as they go along.  I saw one once that was created using those little magnetic fridge magnets with random words.   Chupacabra.  Cruise Ship.  Boobies.  John Rys-Davies.  See what I mean?


The only TV shows that absolutely suck me in don’t have writers either.  Ghost Hunters on Sci-Fi, because I’m a complete nerd on that topic, and I actually like the people that it follows around.  (on a related note, there’s going to be a spin off called Ghost Hunters International, catchy title huh?  It would cool if somebody wrote a book with a similar title, only about monsters… oh yeah…) And the other one is Ninja Warrior, because it is really fun to watch a bunch of random Japanese people go through obstacle courses, with bonus points to anybody who does it wearing a costume, or shows up carrying a dead squid.


If Hollywood gets really desperate, hey, I can write stuff.  (subliminal message BUY MY BOOK).  And I’m not union.  Monster Hunter International would be an awesome series.  On HBO.  I’m serious.  Call me.  Let’s do lunch.


In Utah news, Referendum 1 crashed and burned.  Which sucks.  I guess those “Concerned Parents” ads I mocked were more effective than our sides’ “Beware the evil east coast liberal unions” ads.  Freedom in education is coming though.  The evolution is inevitable.