Category Archives: Soap Box

Getting a 2nd rifle out of your AR on the cheap

Since Killery did not become president, I have relaxed a lot. This has allowed me to think about buying a toy. Yes, a toy. While all firearms should be considered “Instruments of Liberty” (quote from Paul Markel), there are times, you can have a toy. Sometimes it is for games. Those games can be skeet shooting, IDPA or even 3Gun shooting, regardless they are toys.

While contemplating the building of an AR style toy, I started thinking about the calibers and investigating all the different ones that fit the two primary size lowers.

In an AR-15 style rifle, the “gun” according to the ATF is the lower, it has the serial number.


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December 31st 1776 – General Washington

Just one week after his Christmas victory General Washington’s men were ready to leave him and our fledgling country. On December 31st, Washington assembled his men in formation beside the Delaware River.

From atop his horse, Washington told his veteran troops he would give them a $10 bonus if they stay on and fight—a sizable sum given that their typical pay was $6 a month.

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The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

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December 23, 1776

THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated. Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to TAX) but “to BIND us in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER” and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God.

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There are too many ineffective churches

The bad side of being “one”.
In my previous article I wrote about being one, one voice, one who stands up. You can read it here – http://www.the22man.com/2016/09/you-might-be-only-one-but-you-do-make-a-difference/

Now “one” can be bad too. Over the course of human history many “ones” that brought in disciples and caused much harm. You should know about those “ones”, Adolf Hitler (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler), Benito Mussolini (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benito_Mussolini) and Pol Pot (http://www.mtvu.com/shows/a-chilling-look-at-cambodias-infamous-killing-fields/) just to name a few. Continue reading There are too many ineffective churches

Integrity – How to change the system

I was reading my Bible today, my morning study comes out of the American Patriot’s Bible, a New King James version.

I was reading about Jethro’s advice to Moses (Exodus 18) and came across this.

“…able men, such as fear God…” (v21)

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Character Matters – Noah Webster, known as the “Father of American Scholarship and Education” and author of the famous Webster’s Dictionary, stated: Continue reading Integrity – How to change the system

Be a “Good Witness” or a Victor the choice is yours

I was and have been told all my life some lies that have been exposed in the last 20 years. Yet, as most opinions that are stated over and over, they have become false facts.

For years the gun shop talk said, “get a shotgun and if you hear an intruder, rack the slide, the invader will poop their pants and run away” and “give the little lady a light weight revolver, that way she doesn’t need to worry about controls on a semi-auto”.

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Fed Ex, my most recent Ex!

Star Date – October 2014, yes this was “in the can” this long, you will understand soon enough.

As a micro business, I live and die by deliveries. I need parts to repair, build and modify technology in order to take care of my clients. I also rely on parts from vendors like Brownells. That is part of the “Global Economy”.

I miss DHL! I tried to use them exclusively in my shipping out and in when possible but over the years they just have not been able to compete or for some other reason they have come, gone, come, gone and now seem to be international only.

My UPS driver is great, works with me, never an issue! Insert angelic sounds here. They work with me, help me with deliveries and in general are very good to excellent to work with. I do admit, during the Holiday’s I have had an issue or two, directly related to temporary drivers delivering to the front door, not under the car port.

FedEx is my Ex. I hate them, it seems I get a new driver every 6 months. They don’t know where to leave a package and seem to only care about getting done for the day.

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