m10 update

nothing really to update. Still waiting on ATF approval.

However, I did find a used Practical Solutions .22 conversion on teh interwebs and bought it. Should be here next week. It’s for UZI grip converted M10s, but it will work with mine with a different adapter. Sadly, Practical Solutions is (hopefully temporarily) closed, so I’m not sure where to get one.


Taking precalculus and Basic Machine Shop, so I’m in class from 1900 to 2100ish M-Th. Takes 1.5 hours, on average, to get to class from work, so if I leave the office by 1730 I get there just in time for class. blech.

First test in precal is this weekend, it’s take home. We’ll see how I do. It’s been 21 years since I last took a math class.

Turned a cylinder of aluminium into a smaller diameter cylinder of aluminium last night in machine shop. That was fun. Had to indicate it onto a four jaw chuck, then turn it, and measure it and as far as I can measure it’s within tolerances, so it’s good so far. Should be able to finish it up on Monday, then hopefully start on the milling project.

Once I learn how to use my stuff, (and once I get electricity out to the shop and get the shop built) I hope to build all kinds of stuff. Especially want to do a 1911 pistol on my Barker horizontal mill and Atlas shaper (once I get a motor for it), since they are the type of machines that they used back in 1911 to build them originally.

bowlingball mortar!

thanks to the neighbor down the street who set out two bowling balls on his curb, I now have 11, and thus will be building a bowling ball mortar! (I wanted to wait till I had enough “ammo” for at least 10 shots before building one). So….anyone have an unused/old oxygen tank they need to get rid of? Surprisingly, when you call places that sell them and you tell them you need one “bowling ball sized” for you mortar, they tend to hang up abruptly :) I think what I’m looking for is a DOT 3AA2400


Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured…

But not everyone must prove they are a citizen. – Anonymous

gun trust

Got our trust notarized and will be meeting with the dealer on Sunday to fill out the paperwork and get it sent off to the batf(e). Then the wait begins!

innocent people dying was the objective of fast and furious, not collateral damage

“Innocent people dying was the objective of Fast and Furious, not collateral damage.

It would be as if the Bush administration had implemented a covert operation to dump a dangerous abortifacient in Planned Parenthood clinics, resulting in hundreds of women dying — just to give pro-lifers an argument about how dangerous abortion clinics are.

That’s what Fast and Furious is about.” – Ann Coulter

another mac update

Yay! My dealer called and said my birthday present arrived! Only took three weeks to get approval to transfer it from florida to Texas. Now just have to wait on the lawyer to finish the trust documents so we can do the paperwork and then wait six months-ish to get it transferred to me!

Also, got a call last week from Alliance Armament, and my AMP-10 upper is on its way and should be here today! I was expecting to wait till December or so for that, so that was very welcome news.

mac update

I’ve ordered a Bowers CAC .45 caliber suppressor for it, and a (used) Lage m10/9 slow fire upper receiver for it. The Lage I should get next week and it was only fired about 50 rounds. Beats having to wait 3-5 months for one, plus it was several hundred dollars less. Not a bad deal. I’m still on the list for the AMP10, when it comes in I’ll see which one I like and sell the other, probably.


My wonderful wife has decided that for my birthday this year I should get a machinegun. Who am I to argue with that?


Anyone have a SWD M11/9mm for sale? Used or new in box is fine. I’ll be getting a Lage Max-31 upper for it, and a Lage .22 conversion, so if you have those for sale too I’ll buy them also. Machineguns aren’t fun without suppressors, so I’ll be looking for one of those, too. If it’s converted to use Uzi mags or Sten mags, that’s cool, too.

If you’ve got one for sale, or know where one is, let me know please!

falfiles at gandalf23 dot com


Found one!
decided to go with a M10 in .45acp. I’ve always wanted a Thompson. This isn’t one, but it’s closeish. Sorta. Also I can get conversion uppers to shoot 9mm through sten mags, suomi 71 round drum mags!, 7.62x25mm, and 12 gauge! Also .22LR.

I’m on the wait list for the AMP 10 upper, which allows use of Suomi drums. It’s got a removeable magwell, so that it can be converted to 7.62x25mm and 12 gauge! Also maybe they’ll come out with a version that accepts Thompson mags.

I went ahead and ordered 10 Suomi drums and 10 Grease Gun mags, since they’ll work in the gun as is (with a different mag catch, which I ordered).


holocaust rememberance day

Today is Holocaust Rememberence Day.

Which should also be called “Remember why we never ever ever let the government take away our firearms because the only reason to take them from law abiding people is so that they can then round up and shoot the now unarmed people without getting shot themselves” day.

Remember this when people say you don’t need a gun because the government will protect you. Who do you think the government was, then? It was the Nazis, and the policeman/soldier shooting this woman and child had “lawful” orders to do so. He was not some whackjob just killing people randomly! He was doing this as a small part of a much larger governmental bureaucracy solely tasked with destroying as many Jews, and fags, and Gypsies, and the mentally retarded, and communists, and any other “undesirables,” as possible.

Six million Jews were killed. Including these guys. Notice there is a young boy there, too. Yup, sure is good that this family had no eeeevil guns in their house, right? Think! They might’ve shot themselves in the foot or something! Much, much better to be disarmed when the Gestapo comes a callin’, right?

I think this guy wishes he’d had a gun, don’t you? Even if he didn’t kill any of the Nazis who broke into his house and rounded him and his family up, maybe he would’ve wounded one. And even if _he_ didn’t, might not his neighbor have killed one? Or two? And if enough Jews, fags, Gypsies, communists and other “undesirables” had done so, how quickly would the Nazis have run out of soldiers willing to go drag them out of their homes in the middle of the night? Look at what 250ish people did in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

So remember.

And Never. Again.