Author Archives: Mulligan


I am deeply disturbed, not by the news that Justice Scalia has passed, but by the reactions of so many of my acquaintances.

The man died. His family is grieving.

If you are celebrating this event you are a classless individual.  I am saddened to see so many people in the country professing joy while the widow is still wiping the tears of her children and grandchildren.

Regardless of your political leaning, have the common decency to wait till the man is in his grave before you dance on it – at a minimum.

You can be glad the suffering is over. You can be relieved the medical bills are no longer piling up. You can be many things. But if you take joy in the death of another person, there is something wrong with you.

There are people I think need removed from office. There are people I feel should be off the streets. There are people I think need punished for their crimes, up to and including execution. Thinking it needs done does not make me a fan, nor do I feel it needs to be the punishment in any but the most extreme case. There are many things that are necessary to protect this country and our way of life, not all of them are pleasant or popular.

In the event a criminal is punished in accordance with constitutional law and a jury of peers and a death penalty is pronounced:

  • I may conclude the world is safer
  • I may feel justice was served
  • I may even participate, as a juror or voter or citizen
  • I will never rejoice.


1. of or pertaining or appropriate to the sabbath.
2. of or pertaining to a sabbatical year.
3. bringing a period of rest.
4. sabbatical year.
5. any extended period of leave from one’s customary work, especially for rest, to acquire new skills or training, etc.

Mag change drills

Warm n breezy 🙂
15 meters


Still some feed problems
And my grip ain’t what it should be yet

More practice

dear S&W

why are there vise grip marks on my firing pin ?

things that go click

I need a 1911 tech guru

I recently swapped out the mainspring housing on my 1911 S&W… added an arch to make it more user friendly

finally got around to the range to do some more shooting a couple days ago and made an interesting discovery, well 2 actually.

my 10 round magazines have decided to not feed properly so now there are a couple shiny pieces of debris out in the corn field. … they were cheap when I got ’em, so not a huge surprise or loss.

the significant discovery is that while the stock mags feed just fine, the first hammer drop after a mag swap has no earth shattering kaboom. After about 6 or 7 of those, I gathered up the rounds with scuffed primers and refilled a magazine. First round click, with all the rest feeding and firing perfectly.

I can’t see any reason for the hammer to have less force on the first drop than it does on all the others.

Any ideas?

status report

I’d like to thank all the people that stopped by to offer thoughts this last couple weeks. It’s much appreciated. I’ve had a rather long year and am thankful for all the wonderful people in my life that let me call them friends.

New joints

Hip replacement F150 edition