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Cold Dead Hands reviews the Alex Pro Firearms NiB Bolt Carrier Group

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Patrick James Shooting His ARWhen Garrett, from Alex Pro Firearms asked Cold Dead Hands to do a review on their Nickel Boron Bolt Carrier Group, I said to myself; “Sure, why not? I’ve heard a lot of hype over the NiB (nickel boron) plating, but never actually tested one.” Let’s face it, if you’re like me, who wouldn’t want something that makes clean up easier? Just ask my ex’s… I hate cleaning and sure enough, a NiB plated bolt carrier makes clean up a breeze.

Now before I get into the details of the review and the “praise” this company and their BCG will inevitably receive, I’d like to take a minute or two to explain some of the details regarding Nickel Boron plating.

Nickel Boron coatings are columnar in growth resulting in a distinct nodular topography which serves to reduce surface to surface contact of two mating / sliding surfaces reducing drag / friction. The nodular structure dissipates heat at greater efficiency due to greater surface area. Simply put; it needs less lubrication to slide more efficiently.

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Gun Control Advocates Have Their Captain Queeg Moment

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How many of you are familiar with the movie and book, The Caine Mutiny?  The film has a famous scene where Humphrey Bogart, playing Captain Queeg, breaks down on the witness stand. His true character is dramatically revealed as his full insanity lets loose where everyone in the court can see it. Video of Scene. This weekend, the Gun Control Advocates had their Captain Queeg moment. 

After a horrific series of murders, half of which occurred by knife, not gun, and all of which occurred in the Gun Control Utopia of California, where they already have enacted everything on the “common sense” gun control checklist, the gun control advocates STILL tried to exploit the killings. It brought them to a new level of frothing incoherency. I have a lot of problems with the gun control advocates. As a general rule, I find them varying degrees of incorrect, inconsistent, illogical, and hypocritical.  And yet, even with those low expectations, they managed to shock, surprise, and disgust me this weekend.

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Don’t Think They’ll Stop with “Common Sense” Restrictions

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Just when I think I’m used to gun control advocates using every trick in their book to limit our freedoms, they still manage to shock and disgust me.

In the wake of Saturday’s horrible killing, you would think they’d learn that their “common sense” restrictions don’t work. Or at least, that they can’t make a case to exploit out of this murder. I mean, California has the wish-list of gun reforms requested by Obama to address gun violence. This killer passed the background check. We are told that is apanacea if we made it “universal.” It has a 10 round magazine ban. It has an “assault weapons” ban. It all but prohibits CCW licenses (especially in the community where this took place), and it was in a giant gun-free zone. According to the first line of attack for Obama, Feinstein, and Moms Demand Action, they had everything one could hope for in “common sense” gun laws. You know, the ones they tell us they can enact while respecting our Second Amendment rights.

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REVIEW: Liquid Eyewear – Precision Made in the USA.

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Patrick James’ Gadsden Shades:
Patrick James' Gadsden ShadesThe first thing I noticed as I took everything out of the package was of course the “Gadsden flag” colored hingeless aluminum frames. Extremely lightweight and easily adjustable to any head size, I immediately slid them on and began to tweak them until they fit perfectly. Continuing to rummage carefully through the rest of the contents, I found that Liquid Eyewear included extra nose pieces to further customize the fit of these sweet spec”s as well as a nice soft microfiber sock in which they reside, when not in use. I also ordered the “gasket” option, needed for some of the more extreme activities I find myself doing and at first glance, they made me a little leery. After following the directions, Yes I read the directions, I applied them to the frames and with the incredible fit and technology used in making them, I have goggles as well as glasses.

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Let Me Be Clear…

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With all the debate about gun rights vs. gun regulation, not to mention the interpretation and misinterpretation of the 2nd Amendment, it is time to make this subject crystal clear.

The right to bear arms is a basic HUMAN RIGHT. Period. End of discussion. 

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A New Approach To Liberty?

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I am accosted daily by people who are so fed up with our government that they are ready to do away with it and try something different. From the Uber-Libertarians to the all-out Anarcho-Capitalists, the Utopian vision they have is an America without government at all or at the very least, just enough to keep the roads paved. They all cry “LIBERTY!”, but to quote a popular social media meme “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” 

So, what is “Liberty”? Well there are several definitions, but these two represent the primary usage of the word: 

1. The state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority
on one’s way of life, behavior, or political views. The state of not being imprisoned or enslaved.
synonyms: independence, freedom, autonomy, sovereignty, self-government, self-rule,
self-determination, civil liberties, human rights

2. The power or scope to act as one pleases.
synonyms: freedom, independence, free rein, license, self-determination, free will, latitude

Antonyms: Tyranny

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Cold Dead Hands Reviews: 2Hawks Tomahawks

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2Hawks Warbeast TomahawkOnce in a while something comes along that completely catches you off guard and takes you back in time. This is exactly what happened to me, the day I walked up to Devin Price’s table at the Wannemacher Gun show in Tulsa. I was captivated by the display of ‘old world’ tomahawks laid out on the table. Saying his hawks are a work of art is almost an understatement to their beauty… because truthfully they are mesmerizing. If you are a ‘blade guy or girl’ (I don’t want to insult our beautiful counterparts), you might understand my captivation. I can’t quite figure out if it’s the beauty of the 6150 High Carbon chromium steel heads with the patented 2Hawks bluing or the dark stained hickory handle, but I do know one thing, the combination of the two creates a visual effect that parallels no other hawk I’ve seen or held. After that show, I went home and did a little research on 2Hawks and this is what I found:

“Maker of the finest precision working tomahawks in the world, Two Hawks (the late Robert Thalmann) lived and worked less than a mile upstream of an 1846 American Fur Company trading post on the upper Missouri River. These tomahawks are precision machined and ground, and honed on leather to a razor edge, in the cutler’s shop behind his 1884 home in Fort Benton, Montana.

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A Conversation with TJ Fabby

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TJ Fabby has thrown his hat into the ring of politics in the state of Texas as a candidate for Representative in House District 10. I had the opportunity to interview him, but this is not your typical Q & A, my goal was to attempt to get to know the man, as well as his policies. We all know that political campaigns are a long string of canned answers to questions and political talking points, so I conducted this interview a little differently. I didn’t go into this with a prepared set of questions, we just talked and talked and talked. After an hour and a half, we finally wrapped it up with plans to talk again once he got settled into his new office in Austin, because that is where this man belongs.

TJ Fabby is Texan through and through, he loves the state, the people and the independent spirit that is Texas. His love of that independence showed in all of the topics we discussed from taxes, to federal regulation to Constitutional Carry in Texas. His focus is squarely on individual sovereignty and state sovereignty. He believes they are the fundamental foundation from which regain control of the out of control leviathan that is the federal government. One proposal that illustrates this is to replace the state property tax with a consumption tax (sales tax) and we discussed at length the pros and cons. I must say that he stated his case very effectively in that the consumption tax would allow people to actually OWN their property without risk of losing it to the state for failure to pay the taxes, true property ownership.

Keeping Texas Red

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One of the supporters of Cold Dead Hands, is also involved in an important Texas House Rep election, and would like to share some insight as well as advice on how to help elect candidates that will help restore our Constitution to power, as well as share what is at stake in the race they are involved in. While this is geared for Texas, it is advice that can easily be applied to any of our state and national elections. Its time for all Patriots to get armed and get in the fight. For a more in-depth advice article on how to get yourself involved in election races, please read “Stand and Be Heard!

The Fear of The Left

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I’ve known this for a long time but have never been reminded at a time when I was motivated and had the spare time to sit down and type out my thoughts. After driving an hour to be 30 minutes early to pick my wife up from work, it seems that the perfect storm is finally upon us.

What really burns me up about the people that are trying to steal our guns and bypass our rights, is that they have no moral reasoning in their fights. They will take people’s emotions and use them as political leverage to strike fear, anger, and pain into every heart they can, in order to convince others that their proposal will make the fear and pain go away. There are some that will shout, “Then we should fight fire with fire!”; but I am not among them. Those tactics will leave us with scorched earth, hurt people, and more cleaning-up to do after the emotional bloodbath subsides.