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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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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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D Bar J Hat Company

D Bar J Hat Company

Looking for a distinctive and well-built hat? These guys will make you custom cowboy hats, ladies dress hats, pillbox hats, period, and more!

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20,000 Gun Control Laws In The U.S. , How About Something That Might Help?

20,000 Gun Control Laws In The U.S. , How About Something That Might Help?

Instead of taking firearms away from law-abiding citizens, who help prevent crime, how about we make the system work better? Even Dems admit that all their new laws passed in the last five months wouldn't have prevented any of those shootings last fall. Here's a novel thought: fix ...

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Why Gun People Don't Trust Anti-Gun People

Why Gun People Don't Trust Anti-Gun People

This editorial is the most well done and concise piece I've read on the gun debate. If anti-gun people want to know why we are so "obstinate", they should read this.

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Gun Control nuts are seriously panicking. Are we that far from door-to-door searches?

Gun Control nuts are seriously panicking. Are we that far from door-to-door searches?

They've already abandoned the 4th Amendment in New Orleans and Boston in the name of public safety. Who's to say there isn't a public safety issue in Los Angeles, too? This L.A. law, along with the just-passed CA state law gives me the uncomfortable feeling this ...

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The Battle Will Now Be At The State Level!

The Battle Will Now Be At The State Level!

Now that the Left has lost the fight at the federal level the battle for gun rights will fall back to the state level. Following this link is the easiest way I have found to send a pro-Second Amendment message to your lawmakers, all the way down to state representatives ...

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Yamaha TW200 - The Trail Bike Perfected?

Yamaha TW200 - The Trail Bike Perfected?

You don't really find many motorcycles that fit in the old category of "trail bikes" anymore. Everything is motocrossed out but this little baby from Yamaha gets us back in the trail riding look and feel. I have not ridden one yet but it certainly looks like the Hodaka ...

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Rainwater HOG Modular Rain Collection System

Rainwater HOG Modular Rain Collection System

Interesting concept. Can be installed horizontally between deck joists to keep it hidden from site.

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Uberti 1873 Horseman

Uberti 1873 Horseman

If I were starting out cold, I might have to give this pistol a good long look. Externally it appears to be an exact match to my SAA clones. Internally it seems a lot more like the Ruger New Vaquero. It has a transfer bar safety so you can run ...

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Uberti 1873 Carbine

Uberti 1873 Carbine

This is the rifle to work with. There's all kinds of stuff that can be done to improve it for competition but all I did was a little smoothing and backed the spring tension screws off a little. If one so desired, a "short stroke" lever kit could be ...

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Uberti Single-Action 1873 Cattleman

Uberti Single-Action 1873 Cattleman

Again, I have the EMF Hartford .38/.357 versions of this Uberti '73 SAA clone. The case-hardened frame is awful pretty but what's shown here is the John Wayne length and I got the 5 1/2" barrel. They slicked up real nice and pull real well from my ...

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