A major enhancement to an already good pistol

Last year I wrote about the new Glock 43X pistol, and mentioned that it had supplanted my long-time favorite pocket carry pistol in 9mm Parabellum, the Springfield XDS. There were a lot of rumors last year about an aftermarket higher-capacity magazine for the 43X.  They proved to be correct.  After much testing, Shield Arms released its S15 model, increasing the magazine capacity of the Glock 43X and 48 to no less than 15 rounds – a full 50% improvement over the factory offering.  Click the image below for a larger view. Shield Arms did away with the polymer outer layer in which

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Sometimes the blows come at the worst possible time

A friend’s wife, Valerie Richardson, has just been through a harrowing experience – and at the worst possible time, with the coronavirus pandemic already disrupting lives, work and income. A couple of weeks ago, Valerie was feeling ill and went to bed with what she and her husband thought was the flu. A few days later he took her to the emergency room to find out she had pneumonia. She was transferred first to Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kansas, and then to the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. She has since undergone thoracic surgery to help her breathe better.

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Socialism in action: we’ll seize your home to help the homeless!

If you own rental property in California, or just want to renovate your own home before moving back in, you may be out of luck.  A new bill introduced in the state government would allow the confiscation of your property after just 90 days standing empty. The issue of homelessness in California is a problem in need of addressing and worthy of creating ideal solutions to remedy. But should that solution to homelessness be resolved by what some might consider to be legislated theft? Because the recently introduced Senate Bill 1079, if enacted, could force an entity to sell their home to

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The “perfect storm” may be brewing in Europe

Europe is facing perhaps the most critical set of challenges in its modern history – and in combination, they threaten to destroy the European Union and its common currency, the Euro.  The coronavirus pandemic is merely the “cherry on top” of a set of other issues that are all coming to a head simultaneously.  What’s more, developments there are of direct and immediate concern to the United States, because they’ll have a “spillover” or “knock-on” effect that will undoubtedly affect us. First, there’s the almost irresistible rise of nationalist sentiments – “our nation” rather than “our overarching European community”.  Britain

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If genies were Southern . . .

. you’d get something like this. The genie of the gravy boat . . . does it matter if it’s been used for brown gravy or country gravy?  With or without mushrooms?  Does one get a better quality of wish with sausage chunks in it?  And if the genie really can’t fulfill your wish, does he simply say, “Well, bless your heart!”? Peter

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COVID-19: Update for March 13, 2020

Welcome to Friday the 13th, dear readers!  Here are a few useful links and tips concerning the coronavirus pandemic that I’ve gleaned over the past day or so. First, as most readers know, I was involved with law enforcement as a prison chaplain for a number of years.  I wrote a book about it a while back. In that capacity, I developed contacts with members of the FBI, US Marshals Service, and other agencies that I’ve maintained to this day.  I’m hearing interesting things from them about the supply of illegal drugs in our major metropolitan areas.  Basically, that supply is being

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Ouch!

This happened a few months ago, but I’ve only just seen the report.  I found myself wincing as I watched, and crossing my legs, too! I’m glad he’s recovered from his injury. I had to laugh at the young man’s comment that he’d never been closer to his father than when he stitched up the injury! Peter

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The snark, it burns . . . !

Readers will doubtless recall Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden’s mixed-up, confused harangue about assault weapons a few days ago.  Amongst other errors and inanities, he mis-identified the commonly available AR-15 rifle as the AR-14 – a weapon designation that doesn’t exist. Palmetto State Armory, never slow on the uptake (and with a sense of humor to match their business acumen), have rectified that situation.  You can now buy an AR-15 lower receiver labeled according to Joe Biden’s specifications! PSA “ANGRYJOE-14” AR-14 STRIPPED LOWER RECEIVER $ 49.99 *This is a Pre-order item.  Please expect lowers to start shipping within 8-10 weeks of order placement.* Fire

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