Headline Of The Day

The headline of the day comes from an online story in American Handgunner magazine.

American Handgunner Guide To Picking Your Nose

It actually has nothing to do with your body parts and everything to do with the shape of your handgun bullets. Stuff like wadcutter, semi-wadcutter, flat nose, and round nose bullets when you are talking about cast bullets with others for jacketed bullets.

As Tank Hoover notes in this article:

As you can see, a lot of thought is involved in picking your nose for getting the best results. Besides nose style, we’ve yet to discuss alloy hardness and bullet lubes for cast bullets. Then there’s the choice of plain base or gas checked bottoms. Powder Coating, of which I’m a firm believer in its attributes, is another option.

Jacketed bullets have far less options than their cast brethren. Besides nose-styles, cannelures are about the only other option. Cannelures are useful for crimping bullets into place, while non-cannelure are used for taper crimped bullets used in semi-autos, where the cartridge seats on the case neck.

Who would have thought there was so much involved in picking your nose, let alone, the right bullet, to get the results you want and need? There’s nothing wrong with being picky — if you’re after certain results.

It is a good article with a great headline.

Headline Of The Day

No, this doesn’t directly relate to the shootings in Orlando but is just as timely. Glenn Reynolds, the Instapundit, referencing a link to the new gun control group founded by Mr. Gabby Giffords and General David Petraeus, wrote this:


It referenced this article. Fortunately, I had already swallowed my coffee by the time I read that headline. If you’ve seen the movie Full Metal Jacket, you will remember the scene where the Gunny was marching his trainee platoon around the barracks chanting, “This is my rifle, this is my gun…”.

Headline Of The Day

The Washington Post had a fawning story on Ernst Mauch and his Armatrix iP1 on Wednesday. Pretty much it said if it wasn’t for those damn Second Amendment types we’d have “safer” (sic) guns.

In his post about this story, Mike Vanderboegh. never one to mince words, had this wonderful headline:

From the land of great ideas and engineering (You know, the folks who brought us Zyklon B). When some German starts talking about how Americans “must” do something, I get nervous.

To refresh your memory, Zyklon B. was a cyanide-based pesticide developed by German chemical conglomerate IG Farben in the 1920s. It was used with ruthless efficiency in the 1940s to kill about 1.2 million “enemies of the Reich” at  the Auschwitz and Majdanek death camps.

Headline Of The Day

I saw the following headline and thought the “wise Latina” was in a bit of trouble.

Sotomayor arrested on 6th DWI after jail release

However, they were writing about Anderson Sotomayor of Vineland, New Jersey and not Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

The Sotomayor in question – Anderson – seems to have a bit of a problem with drinking and driving. He’s been arrested for DWI six times in less than three months. I tend to agree with the writer of the article that something is wrong when you have a guy arrested this many times in so short a period of time and he’s not behind bars.

Great Headline

Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal ran the following headline in their Marketplace Section:

Loonie Hinders Canadian Firms

Reading that headline you’d think that an escapee from a mental institution was stalking companies in Canada and causing them trouble. Fortunately or unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth.

The article was about how the rising strength of the Canadian dollar and how it is hindering some exports. To understand the headline, it helps to know that the Canadian $1 coin has a picture of a loon engraved on it. Because of this, the Canadians refer to their dollar as the loonie.

In a way, that is too bad that it is only about their nickname for the Canadian dollar. The story would have been much more interesting if it did involve a mental patient who was upset that the companies were not polite enough or something like that.