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JakeLonergan

Member since June 05, 2012

About JakeLonergan

Living in SoCal, married with a son in high school, huge Angels baseball fan, looking to relocate to Missouri.

JakeLonergan (aka Rick Kirkpatrick )

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Sig Sauer 1911 22 Conversion Kit

Sig Sauer 1911 22 Conversion Kit

I was going to get a Colt 1911 Gold Cup .22 (made by Walther) due to it's much simpler take down, as compared to the GSG 1911. However, this little rascal will fit very nicely on my Sig 1911 XO at a lower price. Maybe I should wait to ...

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Magpul's New M-lok Accessories

Magpul's New M-lok Accessories

A clever way to attach accessories. Leave it to Magpul, if they are smart enough to leave Colorado they are smart enough to design a new mounting system. I used this video as it's a good demo vid to better understand how it works.

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First buyer in Perth drops iPhone 6 during TV interview

First buyer in Perth drops iPhone 6 during TV interview

There's the story of my life.

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Brian McClellan's Powder Mage Trilogy

Brian McClellan's Powder Mage Trilogy

I love these books. It's an(other) alternate universe, set in what I would picture as about the time of our Napoleon. Except this world has magic. Sorcerers abound in different levels: Privileged, Powder Mages and Knacked. There is no early explanation, you just have to keep reading and ...

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Wait...Loki sings? What evil enchantment is this?

Wait...Loki sings? What evil enchantment is this?

Tom Hiddleston at Wheatland Music Festival. He is to play Hank Williams in the AMC biopic.

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The Art of Making and Presenting the Perfect Martini

The Art of Making and Presenting the Perfect Martini

Impress your guests with this guide that goes further than the typical "how to make a martini" article.

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27 Sights On Route 66 That Take You Back in Time

27 Sights On Route 66 That Take You Back in Time

Just a fun few minutes of history. Especially for any whose parents drug them over long stretches of Route 66 as mine did in the mid-50's while traveling back and forth from our old home in Iowa to our new home in the San Fernando Valley. We finally moved ...

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Think Green For Your Next Flashlight

Think Green For Your Next Flashlight

While wandering through the local gun show yesterday I spotted a vendor who makes a custom line of flashlights. I asked him to point out all of them that use the CR123 battery and while showing me the lineup produced two green light flashlights. He told me he made them ...

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Hitachi Finishing Pneumatic Nailer

Hitachi Finishing Pneumatic Nailer

Last year I bought a Harbor Freight 21 gallon air compressor with one of their "super coupons". I thought it might come in handy for a variety of tasks and that has certainly been true. Since I'm not making a daily living using certain tools, I go with HF ...

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Rock River Arms: AR Trigger Kits

Rock River Arms: AR Trigger Kits

Gentlemen, the first (and possibly only) alteration you may wish to make to your modern sporting rifle is the replacement of the mil-spec trigger with some brand of improved trigger. While my cousin went with the entry level two-stage Geissele trigger (an incredible improvement!), I decided to go with the ...

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TAC 1911 FS (9mm) | Armscor USA

TAC 1911 FS (9mm) | Armscor USA

This is one of the more fun pistols one can find. Mine came from Davidson's with rubber grips which are not shown or mentioned in any review I've read, and without the billboard on the slide. A big improvement. Does it have the amazing fit, finish and attention ...

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What happens when cases of ammunition are set on fire?

What happens when cases of ammunition are set on fire?

"I watched a train wreck of a conversation on an anti-gun FB page yesterday evening. One of the topics was how firefighters are at risk from responding to locations where guns and ammunition are stored – apparently (sarcasm) gun owners are unnecessarily putting those brave men and women at risk. In ...

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Dropbox - Goverment Data Requests Principles

Dropbox - Goverment Data Requests Principles

I just got this little ditty from Dropbox concerning how they handle "government data requests". Does this mean Beloved Leader actually makes a serious number of requests like this? Dude, we used to mock the Soviets for shit like this. Are you paranoid if they really are after you?

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The Bee Smoker Cocktail

The Bee Smoker Cocktail

The Bee Smoker is a cocktail for big, peaty Islay Scotch lovers who want something a little more playful than a finger of Highland Park 25, or who are trying to nudge their life partners into the world of smoke and peat. This is smokey and just a little sweet ...

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5.11 Tactical RUSH 24 Tactical Backpack

5.11 Tactical RUSH 24 Tactical Backpack

My son needed a new pack for school. He's a junior in high school now and he hoped for something nice from Santa. I looked around and decided on the 5.11 Rush 24 back pack. It is strong*, made of 1000D Cordura. It has plenty of space, pockets ...

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Ouch! How does that taste, Colorado?

Ouch! How does that taste, Colorado?

Magpul Announces Location of Their New Operations After Leaving Colorado Due to New Gun Laws

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Ugliest New Gun Of 2014 Award

Ugliest New Gun Of 2014 Award

I have to wonder what problem Remington thought they were solving with this piece. It better shoot super sweet because...grip safety? Really?

Shooting Remington's New R51 9x19mm Plus P Semi-Automatic Pistol - Gunblast.com - YouTube

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Spyderco Dragonfly Plain Edge Knife $46.93 | Gentlemint Reserve, Today $40.95!

Spyderco Dragonfly Plain Edge Knife $46.93 | Gentlemint Reserve, Today $40.95!

Follow the Gentlemint Reserve link to Amazon, this knife is only $40.95 right now! Made in Japan using G10 steel, this makes an awesome pocket knife. I whipped out my Torx screwdriver and removed the wire clip (which works spectacularly well in your jeans coin pocket) and it's ...

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CalGunLaws - See what idiotic laws are coming soon to your state!

CalGunLaws - See what idiotic laws are coming soon to your state!

Cal Gun Laws tracks the laws being considered and passed by the CA state legislature. Don't be surprised if the legislation discussed here get considered by some pandering politician(s) where you live. These guys have to give the impression to their constituents that they are hard at work ...

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What is a "Three Percenter"?

What is a "Three Percenter"?

During the American Revolution, the active forces in the field against the King's tyranny never amounted to more than 3% of the colonists. They were in turn actively supported by perhaps 10% of the population. In addition to these revolutionaries were perhaps another 20% who favored their cause but ...

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Vortex Optics - Diamondback 2-7x35 Dead-Hold BDC

Vortex Optics - Diamondback 2-7x35 Dead-Hold BDC

The Vortex D-Back 1.75-5 scope has been a perfect match for my .300 Blackout and I love the bullet drop compensator. So much so that I had to mark this scope so I don't forget to try one out on my FNH TSR XP USA .223 (FNH's ...

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Ruger American Rimfire™ Bolt-Action Rifle Model 8301

Ruger American Rimfire™ Bolt-Action Rifle Model 8301

I want! But I'm still trying to decide if I want this full-sized model or the compact. I don't think I can lose either way.

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Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial

Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial

The bicentennial is this weekend with the tall ships and reenactments. Put-in-bay, Ohio. I wish we were already moved to the Midwest, we'd be all over this!

"We have met the enemy and they are ours." - Commodore Perry

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Gadsden and Culpeper

Gadsden and Culpeper

“Anger is not bad. Anger can be a very positive thing, the thing that moves us beyond the acceptance of evil.” Joan Chittister

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Sig Sauer 1911 XO

Sig Sauer 1911 XO

I had way to much fun during my month in Missouri and the Sig XO was a big part of it. It proved to be an X-ring blaster that made even me, an action shooter and not a paper guy, look pretty darn good. My ultra-discriminating cousin was so impressed ...

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Vortex Optics - Diamondback 1.75-5x32 V-Plex

Vortex Optics - Diamondback 1.75-5x32 V-Plex

Is this the super-sexy, ultra-expensive dream model? You can spend a ridiculous amount of money for any of a number of brands, including Vortex's own Razor HD line. No, this one is very affordable. And a very excellent performer. The "for the rest of us" model. For under $200 ...

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.300 AAC Blackout - The Experiment Begins!

.300 AAC Blackout - The Experiment Begins!

Please note that I am not shilling for Northern Rifleman. I bought the upper here because of the low price. It may turn out that you really do get what you pay for but at this price I can afford this fun test. Most of the uppers I've seen ...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Gun Crimes Plummet Even As Gun Sales Rise | Shooting Wire

INFOGRAPHIC: Gun Crimes Plummet Even As Gun Sales Rise | Shooting Wire

Shocking! You won't see Diane Sawyer using her "I care" face to advertise this little fact.

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Stoeger Double Defense

Stoeger Double Defense

I rather like the concept of this shotgun. The Double Defense comes in both side-by-side and over-and-under configurations with all kinds of rails. It seems to me reloads would be more natural with the SxS but that may be because I'm used to it. I might still prefer the ...

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Vince Flynn Died 6/19/13, One Of My Favorite Authors Ever

Vince Flynn Died 6/19/13, One Of My Favorite Authors Ever

This is the cover of recent book American Assassin, which acts as the first book in the chronology of Mitch Rapp stories. I'd like to think there are many federal employees like Mitch and I want to stand up and cheer every time he uses that silenced Beretta. These ...

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Hunter Green is your new favorite Angels prospect

Hunter Green is your new favorite Angels prospect

But will ANY of these guys be MLB ready before Mike Trout leaves via free agency? Given the Angels' lack of upper level minor league talent and thin MLB roster, I'm close to suggesting they trade Trout for half a starting lineup much like the Red Sox cleared their ...

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Spyderco Delica4 FRN Foliage Green

Spyderco Delica4 FRN Foliage Green

OK, we've seen my "big" Manix 2 to fill the 4" category and the little Dragonfly 2 for the 2" pocket knife but what goes in-between? For now I have this Delica 4 to take up the 3" spot. These knives have actual cutting lengths of 1.875", 2 ...

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Rule #9: Never go anywhere without a knife.

Rule #9: Never go anywhere without a knife.

And this is the knife to always have with you. 3" long when closed might seem a little long for some people in a pocket knife but at 1.2 oz. it just disappears in your pocket. If you like the clip and are wearing jeans, it fits right into ...

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Spyderco Manix 2

Spyderco Manix 2

I just got one of these and I am amazed at the quality you get for the price, $80 from Amazon. This thing is built like a tank and I could shave with it straight from the factory. Metal lined, useful jimping all over, brilliantly designed clip (hold it in ...

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