Saturday, February 19, 2011

America, Hell Ya!

This is way cool must have info when dealing with idiots who think the Founding Fathers could never envision advances in firearms technology beyond the single shot muzzle loading smooth-bore musket.

Via mikeb302000 of all people. You can find him on your own if you really want.

Keep in mind that this rifle would be banned under McCarthy's bill.

Unorganized Militia Gear


Chas said...

McCarthy belongs in prison. She abuses the power of her office by abusing her First Amendment right to free speech by abusing our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. That's too much abuse. End the abuse - jail Carolyn McCarthy and throw away the key.
Congress needs to pass a law protecting the Second Amendment, with fines and prison time for offenders. Government officials and organized freedom haters should be put on notice that their uncivilized, abusive behavior, their relentless, guerrilla attacks on the freedom of others, will no longer be tolerated. Either they respect others or they go to prison with other criminals who can't respect people.
The political left has no leg to stand on with this issue. They have advocated broad and sweeping infringement of our Second Amendment rights for decades. Let them be the ones arguing for freedom and constitutional rights for a change. Let them be shown for the hypocrites that they are, as they abuse their First Amendment rights while calling for more and more destruction of our Second Amendment rights. Let them defend themselves from having their First Amendment rights infringed, and let them do it from their prison cells as have countless gun owners over the years. If they don’t like the idea of being fined and imprisoned for their misconduct, then we should argue that they receive the death penalty for their relentless predations against our freedom. Either they behave themselves, or they go, one way or another. Let the law make it so.

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

I still haven't seen how the air reservoir in the stock is pressurized--especially to 800 psi (I think that's what he said the pressure was).

FatWhiteMan said...

I read about these airguns a few years ago. They are pressurized via a pump that attached to the rear of the stock. I saw an illustration of a pioneer on the excursion using a tree to pump it.

BTW, MikeB got this from

His blog is new but he runs a lot of neat stuff and current gun posts. Worth a visit and a linky,

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

Ah--thanks for the info. I bet pumping the reservoir up was quite a workout. Ah, well--they grew guys tough back then.

Groundhog said...

The problem with the idiots who think the founders could never envision technology advancements is that these self same idiots praise the foresight of the same said founders when it comes to how they enumerated all the other rights.

Woah! It's like they "knew" or someting...

Anonymous said...

Today we watch movies and TV showing the adventures of the crew of the USS Enterprize and their 5 year mission to explore the galaxy. We watch Star Wars Luke Skywalker defeat the dark side.
Are we smarter today than our founding fathers were 200 years ago? Do we have more imagination? I personally believe anyone who thinks our founding fathers could not imagine advances in firearm technology need to return to their hometown as their village is missing its idiot.
Major Ferguson with his breech loading musket was killed at Kings Mountain by the colonials after his army was deprived of the rifle named in his honor.
A little thought on the subject shows these fools to be ignorant, and offensive in stating this insulting theory regarding the lack of forsight shown by the best and brightest of their age.
Paul in Texas

Hat Trick said...

Kurt - There's another two part video from American Rifleman television that also includes an interview with two arms historians who built a repro of the rifle. The reservoir detached from the gun and was pumped with a pump similar to a bicycle pump. Took 1500 strokes of the pump but that was good to fire about 40 rounds.

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

Just what I was looking for, Hat Trick.


Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

Keep in mind that this rifle would be banned under McCarthy's bill.

Even without McCarthy's bill, any group affiliated with IANSA (a list that would include, I believe, every major "gun control" group in the U.S.) would want to ban it:

And that means that no -- civilians should not have sniper rifles, or rifles that they can kill someone at 100 meters distance, for example.

The video clip says the Girandoni could kill a man at 100 yards, which is about 91.44 meters, which would mean that it could probably do it 28 feet further out, in a pinch.

kaveman said...

Kurt, I may be wrong but I believe IANSA used the standard of 100 yards, not 100 meters.

100 yards is 91.44 meters.

I really wish we would switch over to the metric system.

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

That's pretty much what I said:

The video clip says the Girandoni could kill a man at 100 yards, which is about 91.44 meters, which would mean that it could probably do it 28 feet further out, in a pinch.

kaveman said...

I meant to say that the video says the gun is lethal out to 100 meters, which is farther than 100 yards that is the IANSA standard.