Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Election Tampering

The FBI is making concerned noises about tampering with the U.S. electoral system by foreign actors.

You'll know how serious this is the morning after the election when it will appear that Kim Jong-Un has been elected president with a write in vote of nearly 100% falling short only in areas still using paper ballots.

4095 Range Report

Finally did it. Got to the range and had the place all to myself. shot the 4095 from a rest and
Got a 1 MOA group at 25 meters. Other groups were somewhat bigger ranging up to 2 MOA but at this point I believe I've solved the problem of group size with the Hi Point. Ammo by the way was Remington 180 gr RN jacketed.

Lessons learned: The gun likes the heavier bullets although the 165 gr jacketed bullets delivered 2 MOA with powder either OTC or Power Pistol, 7 gr.
                            The pins holding the gun together are under sized for the holes they go into. Using a tight-fitting pin solves the accuracy problem. This may have been addressed at the factory but I don't know. Mine was loose.
                            The gun has been dialed in at 100 yards and shoots 6 to 6-1/2 inches high at 25 yards. This is consistent with the relatively modest muzzle velocities. My chroney was acting up in the fluorescent light at the range but 1100 to 1500 fps is typical depending on bullet weight and powder.
                            Speaking of powder, if you're going to load for a pistol caliber carbine, Power Pistol is a very slow burning powder that can take advantage of a 16 in barrel. Typical pistol rounds will show about 250 fps faster than what you get from a 4" pistol and Power Pistol will add another 50-100 fps to that.
                           Speaking of bullets, while I use Barrys plated bullets in my Glock for IDPA work, when they go through the carbine the plating tends to peel off in unexpected ways. Barrys bullets have been known to spiral out to deliver groups of 18 feet at 100 yards. That was not a typo. Lapping the barrel will reduce this tendency. Tubbs Lapping bullets work very well if he ever makes any more of them. Failing that you can get a 3-stage set of lapping compound from Midway and make your own lapping bullets from unjacketed lead bullets.

Fixed Fortifications

Fixed fortifications are monuments to stupidity quoth Geo. Patton. There are many kinds of fixed fortifications and not all are used in war of the conventional sort. Here's an article in Reason describing the various sorts of fortifications ranging from national borders to prison walls, to statute law and some of the methods used to circumvent them.

Smuggling Maple Syrup out of Quebec? Who knew? Digital smuggling? Sure. Don't smuggle a gun, post the 3D model on the internet and let anyone with a CNC milling machine make his own from scratch. Yee-Haw, as they say.

Monday, August 29, 2016

QOTD - The Election

I will freely admit to having doubts about the suitability of either or any of the current candidates to execute the office of the presidency, some much more than others. Other people have noted candidate shortcomings as well:
Secretary Hillary Clinton, campaigning to become President of the United States, actually gave a public speech claiming that Vladimir Putin was using mind-control to manipulate nationalist inhabitants of planet earth in a grand conspiracy against her campaign.
For myself I can state under oath if need be that none of my meager income is paid to me in rubles.

Taxing Interstate purchases

Congressman Bob Goodlatte of of Virginia has an idea to facilitate the taxation of interstate purchases over the internet. Predictably it's complicated and makes no allowance for any taxes collected below the State level.
 For example, an Ohio company shipping a pair of pants to Maryland would use Ohio’s rules for taxing clothing and Maryland’s tax rate.
If Maryland want's fewer people to wear pants, they should by all means figure out how to tax out of state pants purchases. If they prefer more people to wear pants, then maybe they should lower their own tax on them.

Try this analogy: Colorado state tax is 3.9%, Denver City tax is 4%. Arapahoe county tax is 3%. A cup of coffee at Micky D's is $1 plus tax. If I buy at the MD's in Denver that cup costs me $1.08, in Littleton county it's $1.07 and in unincorporated Arapahoe county it may be as low as $1.04. So should the MD's in unincorporated Arapahoe county be required to check the ID's of all its customers and add the local tax appropriate to the customers residence to the bill?

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Gun Fun - Brag

Went to the Club Championship match today as the alternative was cancelled. This featured 6 stages:
1Air rifle bullseye. I learned last year not to bring my gun. I borrowes a $2000 pellet rifle and did pretty well.
2. Air pistol NRA Silhouette. Borrowed a fancy pistol and got 9/10 animals for best in club.
3. .22 pistol, bulls eye. I've done worse.
4. .22 rifle bullseye. 3 flyers didn't help.
5. American Marksman, .22 rifle. Did passably well.
6. Action pistol, .22 pistol. Did decently well there.

Result: 1st place in my division, and 3rd overall. 5 more points and I'd have been second. 30 more and I'd have won the whole thing. Must remember not to get in such a rush with the .22 bulls eye stages.

Tomorrow I go back and do IDPA with a Glock. Fun weekend.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Guns As Cigarettes

Sen C. Murphy is proposing that guns be regulated the same as cigarettes. Stuff like this has been proposed before along the lines of regulating guns like cars. This fell out of favor when people pointed out that a car purchased in Idaho and driven with a license from Arizona, was legal in Wash D.C.

The tobacco industry is currently a set of government run businesses. Every manufacturer must make and market his product the way the government dictates it be done. The dictionary definition of Fascism.

What happened was that the pols got elected pledging to "do something" about the curse of smoking but discovered that there was a lot of money to be made selling an addictive product to the public.
The result was the government becoming a partner to the tobacco companies and demanding a fixed amount of money every year to let them keep selling their product. Partners in the drug trade as it were. The cost to make and market a cigarette remains the same, the companies profit is the same percentage of the costs, and the protection money is added to the cost of a pack of smokes.

If the government thought tobacco was a real threat to the national health, they'd ban the stuff outright. Since there's big money in it, sales are allowed. Government bribing itself to look the other way.

Which brings us to taxation. If gun sales prove to be persistent, the government will not ban the product, but simply apply a tax to it same as cigarettes. For some reason taxing enumerated rights is acceptable, see Nat. Firearms Act of 34. A $200/ea tax on certain items was considered acceptable while poll taxes were not. Tell me, what's the difference? In todays dollars that was equivalent to about $2500 tax. The $1000/ea tax recently imposed on gun sales in Northern Marianas Islands looks cheap by comparison. It remains to be seen if this holds up. Depends on who gets to pick the next supreme court justice. Remember that the Heller ruling specifically stated that no rights were absolute, which implied that all rights are subject to "common sense regulation" which means that you don't actually have any except at the pleasure of the government.

Jump Starting A Brain

A doctor has developed a new technique for jump-starting a comatose brain. In my experience at jump starting stuff, I find a bit of starter fluid speeds the process along. Something appropriate to the item being started. Ether for internal combustion engines or coffee for humans. This one
seen here being supported in an upright position by an internal shaft, looks like she needs a fairly extreme approach. Based on past history I'd say to start with a stiff shot of Jack and a medium sized lightning bolt. Whatever they've been using to rejuvenate this corpse, it only seems to work for a limited time before she needs to go back into the tank of embalming fluid for a few more days.

The real life(?) version of Weekend At Bernie's

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Libertarian Takeover

No the Libertarians aren't taking over, just the opposite, The left has seemingly taken over the Libertarians. First we got irrefutable proof that the Lib VP knows nothing about guns but is on board with extreme regulation of them, then there's this:
“The five-shot rifle, that’s a standard military rifle; the problem is if you attach a clip to it so it can fire more shells and if you remove the pin so that it becomes an automatic weapon, and those are independent criminal offenses,” Weld said. “That is when they become, essentially a weapon of mass destruction. The problem with handguns probably is even worse than the problem of the AR15.”
Now we get this:

Gary Johnson is supporting a carbon tax. Welds position shows what you have to do to get elected Governor in Massachusetts. Johnson must have gotten a big campaign contribution from the Clinton Foundation on the expectation that the Libertarians usually draw votes from Republicans. Bet they didn't expect that the gratitude would extend to taking the Dem platform positions though.

There you have it Dems, the Libertarians are endorsing both gun control and job-killing taxes and regulation. On top of that, neither of the Libertarian candidates are currently under federal investigation.

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Art Of Persuasion

Time Magazine has an article by a social psychologist that says that liberals are somewhat more influenced by scientific research while conservatives are more influenced by their perceived  view of the mob.
“Our research shows that, in forming social judgments, both liberals and conservatives rely on consensus cues from a neutral ‘out-group,’ such as scientists, which often acts as a ‘gateway’ to shaping other key personal beliefs,” van der Linden said. “However, at the same time, a large body of social-psychological work, including our own, also finds that conservatives typically value adherence to social norms and social conformity more than liberals.”
Hence we see the liberal argument for climate change as "the science is settled" and the position for more gun control running to "95% of Americans favor stricter gun laws."

If the science were settled, no one would be doing any further research on the subject. If 90+% of Americans wanted more gun control, the legislation would get whooped through the legislatures with very little notice from the press or anyone else. Also no pol would ever lose his or her job for supporting it.

If as Scott Adams says, identity is the best persuader, the winning approach for the anti-greenies would be to paint the greens as cave-dwelling Luddites, and for us to associate the anti-gunners with the German gun control laws of 1938 and the subsequent Holocaust. Yes, I know, Godwins Law and all that, so how about Jim Crow and the Black Codes from the post civil war era. Might be a better fit as it's the same party trying to disarm its enemies now as it was then.

Raffle To Counter Bloomberg

Nevadans For State Gun Rights is raffling off an AR rifle to raise money to counter the Bloomberg- sponsored Q1 which would set up a statewide registry under the guise of universal background checks.

Nevadans For State Gun Rights is currently being outspent about 10:1 and in spite of opposition by the Governor, the Senate, and most of the Sheriffs in Nevada, the polls have it winning so click the link and give them a hand.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Drone Racing and Shooting

Went to a drone race Thursday as part of the entertainment. The little (about 9 in square) critters are fast, agile, and flown from remote seats using VR goggles. The venue was indoors at a place called the Glitter Dome which also features Roller Derby. Lighting was what you would expect from a nightclub with the volume turned up appropriately. 4 drones are raced at a time with scoring being the number of laps completed in 2 minutes. The course features aluminum pylons with moving concert lights attached, and cloth draped between the floor and ceiling in an artistic manner. The craft alternate between flying under the drapes and over them up near the ceiling. Here are 4 pilots ready to begin:

Teams are identified by color and the drones have similarly colored lights on them. As they pass by the "front straight" the infamous pedal air gun is poised to have a shot at them using "nerf" darts made from pipe insulation.
An audience member gets to pedal the gun and take as many shots as he or she can in the alloted 2 minutes. As it happened, the first shot in the first race took a drone down by hitting one of the cloth drapes and having the drone hit the dart as it was falling. This knocked a critical wire loose and grounded the drone for the duration of that heat. The rest of the evening went about as I had expected with several near misses and the drones taking themselves out by flying into the netting, the drapes, the walls, each other or whatever else was available.

In the last heat of the night the second hit on a drone happened, a good shot tagging the back side of one, giving it a bit of a speed boost but doing no damage. 2 total hits for the entire evening was about the high end of what I had expected. Both hits by the way were made by women. The audience seemed to be rooting for the gunners.

The pits looked a lot like the pits at a Critter Crunch robot fighting competition with dozens of nerds busily putting the finishing touches on their machines. Here there were a lot more laptops involved.
The indoor venue made for a very busy course with tight turns and lots of obstacles. Some of the pilots were good enough to give a trained fighter pilot cause to worry. There were cameras placed strategically around the course so there may be some You Tube video at some point showing drones racing, crashing, and getting hit by foam darts. Here's the course from a pilots POV:

 I'm seeing the next generation of fighter pilots flying from a hanger or a passenger plane a long ways from the actual battle space. The next generation of fighters will be limited only by the ultimate structural strength of the air frame.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Policy Debates

Scott Adams is doing the Lords work watching the candidates and their apologists and lawyers so we don't have to. The other night he watched the Clinton people on CNN (Clinton News Network) trying to explain away Trumps foreign policy speech. Here's the money quote from that:
I watched Clinton surrogates on CNN criticize Trump’s speech, and their criticisms were mostly these two:
1. All of Trump’s foreign policy ideas are crazy and uninformed.
2. Obama is already wisely doing all of those same things.
So vote for the crook, it's important, and click the link, RTWT and buy his book thus proving that dirty jobs can be remunerative.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Disproof First, Theory Second

Sometimes you find stuff like this, with a theory and it's disproof say in the same issue of a newspaper or even in a single editorial column. This one sets a record by publishing the disproof of a theory first and the theory second, 5 hours later. Here's the theory:

Conservatives Take Note: The Left Always 'Wins' Because They Can Disobey Laws They Don't Like

The example cited is the Mecklinburg school district although the lead picture is Hillary Clinton.

The disproof is from Pennsylvania where the states Attorney General has been busted for abusing her office to benefit her career.
‘Rising Democratic Star’ Kathleen Kane Convicted on 9 Criminal Charges
Mrs Kane was widely expected to move up to a U.S. Senate seat, but that's not happening, at least not right away. No word just yet on what she got, but I've heard that she has resigned her A.G. position.

I guess you don't get to rise above the law until you rise to some unspecified but fairly exalted position, apparently further up the food chain than State A.G. in PA but no lower than the school system administrators in N.C.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Pest Control

I bet you thought this was going to be something about shooting marauding flying monkeys or some such. Bummer dudes, it's about Japanese Beetles.

The pests are attracted by anything with a fragrance, plus anything they land on and eat as their droppings have an odor that attracts more of them. First part of summer, the raspberries were protected by the Linden tree whose flowers attracted the beetles. It also appeared that eating linden flowers was bad for the bugs.

One of the neighborhood gardeners on the next block has chickens who think Japanese Beetles are a form of candy. He put the bait portion of a beetle trap into the top of a piece of PVC pipe, and hung it so the bottom ended at a partially covered tin pan. The beetles fly to the bait, fall down the pipe and  hit the tin pan with a "plink" . The pan is located in the chicken coop. It never requires any cleaning.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Cooking The Books

BLS statistics frequently get revised as the complete data don't show up until after the reporting time frame. Quarterly growth rates are usually revised downward a point or two, but this is some sort of record:
Bureau of Labor Statistics yesterday reported a massive downward revision of the 1Q 2016 YoY real wage growth from +4.2% to -0.4% (a 4.6% swing).
This to lead into our seventh consecutive Summer Of Recovery from the Bush Recession.

I sure Hope this Changes pretty soon.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Bumper Sticker

A blow for truth in advertising and just to show you that I don't just favor Great Cthulhu:
Maybe if I added the H and arrow logo as the crossbar...

Print some of these out and offer them to your liberal friends.

Smart, Dumb, Lazy, Industrious

To get a PhD you have to write a thesis. To keep your job as a professor, you have to keep writing those things although once you get tenure it seems like you no longer have to defend them. Here's one that suggests that there's an inverse correlation between physical activity and intelligence. While it's true that there are a lot of jobs out there for which a strong back and a weak mind will qualify you, is it not also true that a sewing machine operator expends about the same energy as a desk jockey with a fancier desk.

" The researchers, led by Todd McElroy, then selected 30 'thinkers' and 30 'non-thinkers' from the pool of candidates. Over the next seven days both groups wore a device on their wrist which tracked their movements and activity levels, providing a constant stream of data on how physically active they were. Results showed the thinking group were far less active during the week than the non-thinkers.

Proving that people with desk jobs are somehow smarter than people with hammers or shovels. I think he's got it exactly backwards. Civilizations greatest advances were invented by inherently lazy people looking for some way to produce wealth without producing a commensurate amount of sweat. Being lazy is not a sign of high intelligence, everybody's lazy. Being smart allows you to be lazy without adversely affecting your economic status.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Drone Racing

That's right. Those Funkin Drones will be putting on an indoor drone race August 18th at the Glitter Dome. The exact details are still being worked out so if you want to race, you need to contact them. Details at the link. The event see

Glitter Dome
3600 Wynkoop St,
Denver, CO 80216

Extra added attraction: Some spectators will be allowed to use the infamous Pedal Air Gun, showcased on earlier pages here to launch Nerf darts at the passing aircraft. The race course will be enclosed inside of netting and the Pedal Gun barrel will be poked through the mesh. During a 2 minute heat, a quick person with a bit of assistance in loading should be able to get 4 shots off. My Nerf darts are 2 inches in diameter and 12 inches long. I judge it unlikely in the event of a hit that any craft would be more than moderately inconvenienced, but think of the entertainment value.

Live music and beer seem to be on the card as well so I'd recommend tucking some ear plugs into your shirt pocket, just in case ya know?


With Dr. Amiris execution we now know that the Iranians have a copy of Hillarys e-mails. I'm guessing that the $400mil the prez gave them was not just for 4 hostages, but to insure that the e-mails wouldn't get released before the elections.

Which makes me wonder how much Hill will need to give them to keep them un-released after she gets into the white house.

Voting - My Way

I figured this out some time back, and have passed it on to whomever asks how to vote.

1. Vote the incumbents out.

2. Vote to NOT retain any judges.

3. Vote NO on all the questions.

As Robert Heinlein said, voting is an important duty of a citizen and the citizen owes it to his country/state/locality to study the candidates and issues and vote intelligently. This requires some effort on the part of the voter so it is seldom done. Plan B was to find some well meaning fool, ask what he/she plans to do, then do the opposite.

Here's plan C which requires essentially no effort and which will seldom leave you with any regrets over the results. Of course plan C is a tacit admission that you didn't do your homework and your opinion on anything political is essentially worthless, but you don't have to admit in public that you had no idea what to do in the voting booth. Hardly anyone ever does.

1. There could be some down sides to this, for example a good incumbent might get undeservedly voted out. Quit laughing, it could happen.

2. A good judge could be voted out and would be replaced by the moron you voted for in step 1. This is pretty unlikely as judges are seldom voted out except as an afterthought to a conviction.

3. A ballot question/referendum/amendment might be asking for something besides more money, say the repeal of an unpopular law. Be careful. Laws are unpopular with people who have enough money to sponsor ballot questions usually because they limit the graft they can get or favors they can buy.

Not foolproof, but generally safe.

Rifle Match

The club tried out something new last weekend, a rifle match held under USPSA rules*. 5 stages involving moving and shooting, mostly standing and unsupported. Ranges ran from 3 yd out to 200. A close stage ran 3 to 50 yards with varying amounts of moving involved. Stage 4 ran from 10 yards out to 7 12" gongs at 100 yards. Stage 4 was a snipers stage, with 2 cardboard targets visible from each of 4 positions, and 2 more visible from position 3, 10-25 yards out. At each stage after shooting the cardboard, you had to finish out by shooting each of 3 14" gongs at the 200 yard mark. Given time and a bipod I could have done this, but with a timer running, a total time limit for the stage, limited gun support and exhaustion, I only got 3 hits out of 15 possible.

Only 1 or 2 people on my squad actually got those gongs as from position 2 for example they were behind the weeds. Very challenging. Generally conceded to be perhaps a bit too challenging.

This was a test match to see what worked and what didn't. In general, target positions from 30 to 100 yards worked. Stages that involved lots of movement also worked. Stages that involved movement strategy were popular as well.

Most people were using a 4x scout scope. Took us a stage or two to remember that at distances under 20 yards, if you want to get the A-zone head hits you have to put the horizontal line right at the top edge of the head. Two of us were using PCCs which means we have to keep in mind the arc trajectory. 3 in over at 50-75, 12-14" under at 200. The Hi Point ran flawlessly though the scope mount proved to have loosened up on stage 4. The Glock carbine conversion shot well but had feeding problems later traced to dirt in the mags. Neither of us felt that our guns put us at any great disadvantage. Well, O.K. the Hi Point could have used bigger mags and a bolt release button.

Fun stuff.

*USPSA: Rules? we doan' need no steenkin' rules. Rules is for IDPA.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Cargo Shorts

Yesterdays WSJ had an article in their Style section denouncing cargo shorts as a huge fashon faux pas and pretty much defending wives who don't want to be seen with men who wear them, including their husbands.

Sears currently has Lees cargo shorts on sale, reg $50, now $21. Where else can you get shorts with 2 mag pockets on one side and a camera/phone pocket on the other, right from the retailer without even a mention of the word "tactical" which would drive the price back to $75.

Parts Is Parts

My new ride, being a used car, is missing a couple of relatively minor items which I'm trying to replace. One of them is a small plastic cover that snaps on just in front of the turn signal stalk. GM has been making Generic Motors for a good long time and you would think that a trivial part like this would be cheap and plentiful.

You'd be wrong. The part in question is common to 93-02 Camaro and Firebird, and for some reason about 3 years of Pontiac Grand Prix. It is out of production, and no longer available except possibly at a junk yard. When it was available it retailed for $21, which seems steep for a non-structural cover part.

I opined to the nice parts man that I should have bought a Studebaker since I know that parts for them are still available. He laughed and seemed genuinely sympathetic.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Gun Fun - Lizzie's Battleships

Take your shootin' buddy to the range. Bring about 10 copies of this target:
This target prints best in landscape format. When you get to the range, place one face up where both of you can see it for reference. Staple the one you are going to shoot to the target board facing away from you. One of you gets the left set and one of you gets the right. Notice that you can't actually see the ships. You get 10 shots each and only 2 hits will be scored on each ship. When you are finished, take down the target, turn it over, and see how you did. In the event of a tie, the person to finish first wins.

The ships are in pale colors to save ink. Since you won't be able to see the ships while you're shooting at them, it won't matter. Handguns = standing unsupported, 25 ft. Rifles = any position but no rests, 25 yd. You may use any sights you want.

Since a generous part of your score on this will be attributable to luck, I probably will not use this next year. OTOH, if it were printed in dark black and shot with the printed side facing the shooter, under all the usual rules, it might make a challenging target, ya think?

Monday, August 1, 2016

Gun Suicides

Here's a link to an article that has been published in the American Journal of Headology or some such addressing the issue of gun-based suicides. Namely the author thinks we should try to reduce this number. He's exactly wrong, and here's why.

His paper states that of the some 33,500 gun deaths in 2014, some 21000 of these were suicides. He proposes several rather nonsensical approaches to the problem, all of which would have the ultimate effect of disarming the potential victims of hoodlums.

First off people off themselves because they're depressed. They're depressed right now on account of a morbid economy, increasing crime rates, an upsurge in terrorism, and limited real prospects for improvement. Address this, and the suicide rate goes down. The president could make a big dent in this by addressing the American people, apologizing for 7 years of mismanagement, and announcing his early retirement to Indonesia. This won't happen.

Plan B would be for the government to subsidize the soft Nylon rope industry and begin a series of PSA's proclaiming the comfort this material imparts as it tightens around ones neck. An increase in self hangings would of course be offset by a decrease in gun suicides.

Plan C is a simple extension of the nationalized health care we're getting now. Make the Flagon With The Dragon(tm) (single dose) available OTC and cover it with your Obamacare card. Limit one per customer, and on-site use required. Leave photo ID with the pharmacist, step into the vestibule with your 5 minute no-energy drink, and 5 minutes later the trap door deposits your mortal remains into the dumpster out back.  I hear requiring a photo ID is now racist.

 Ah but the unforeseen consequences:

Let's assume that plan B and/or C works to the maximum extent possible and the gun suicide rate drops to Japanese levels, near zero. This means that the overall gun death rate drops to about 9000/year. This cuts our gun death rate to something near that of Belgium and makes us look like one of the most peaceable countries in the world. This also makes it very difficult to argue for any more gun control although the hair-shirt extremists will continue on with lines like "Even one is too many!" The anti-gun pols will be reduced to admitting that the real reason they want guns banned is because they fear pissed off constituents. They will however be easier to ignore.

July E-Postal Results

As of today I have 11 entries. Consensus of opinion is that we all need to practice the strong hand/weak hand bit, and that adding a scope just gives you a clearer view of how much we're wobbling.

I ran out of opportunities to shoot this with my Hi Point or my AR but I might be able to work that in this weekend. Yes, I'm keeping this open until the 7th so if you get a chance to try it again, feel free to do so. Here's what we have right now:

Class 1 Rimfire, Iron/red dot
Dave (T.B.Sam) Ruger 22/45 16
Billll Ruger Mk 1 14
Merle Ruger Mk 2 13

Class 2 Rimfire, scoped
Dave (T.B.Sam) Ruger Mk 3 12

Class 3 Rimfire rifle, iron
Merle Iver Johnson 7

Class 4 Rimfire rifle, scoped
Billll Marlin 795 16
Merle Ruger 10/22 11

Class 5 C.F pistol, iron
Billll Glock 22 10
Merle CZ-82 9

Class 7 C.F. Rifle, scoped
Merle Hi Point 4095 8
Merle Ruger Mini-14 7