Smith & Wesson

Why do I call Obama the world’s greatest gun salesman?

I, and many others, call Barack Obama the world’s greatest gun salesman.


Well look at this:


That is the share price of Sturm Ruger & Co Inc since 2008 when Obama was first elected.  Read more »

Who says pistols aren’t accurate?

I used to shoot pistols. I was very good…but then again I put literally thousands of rounds down range and shot almost every Saturday and Sunday.

I shot so much that I’d spend the rest of the week reloading.

One comment I always got when someone asked about pistol shooting was that they believed that pistols weren’t very accurate. My response was that pistols are in fact very accurate, it is the shooter who isn’t accurate.

I could put 6 rounds from my S&W model 10 into the target so that an old 50 cent piece could cover the holes…at 50m. I could do this because I’d shoot thousands of rounds at that range and I knew my load, my gun and the range intimately.

The professionals shoot even more and as a consequence can perform feats like this…A Glock .45ACP hitting a steel target at 215 years!

But then again this is Jerry Miculek…one of the greatest pistol shooters alive.

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India launches handgun for women, outrage ensues


(Made by ordnance factory, Nirbheek weighs 500 grams and can fit into a purse.)

(Made by ordnance factory, Nirbheek weighs 500 grams and can fit into a purse.)

SkyNews reports on India’s release of handgun for women. Outrage ensued…not because over the rape culture of India but because now women would now have a special gun to protect themselves.

And it is an ugly looking outdated pathetic hand gun too.

A Indian handgun designed for women and named after the victim of a fatal gang-rape in Delhi has been condemned by rights activist as a disgrace to her memory.

The lightweight .32 calibre revolver was developed by the state-run Indian Ordnance Factory (IOF) and can fit inside a small purse or handbag, according to a newspaper report.

The factory in the northern city of Kanpur has received 20 orders since the titanium-alloy, six-shot gun – costing 122,360 rupees ($A2,228) – was launched earlier this month, the Times of India said on Friday.

‘At least 80 per cent of the bookings are from women,’ IOF general manager Abdul Hameed told the newspaper, adding that more orders were expected soon.

‘Expectedly, the weapon has received a very good response,’ he said.

The gun is called ‘Nirbheek’ meaning ‘fearless’ in Hindi and was intended as a tribute to the 23-year-old student whose brutal attack in India’s capital in December 2012 sparked outrage about the levels of violence against women in India.   Read more »

A solution to the Labour/Greens/NZ First/Mana manufacturing crisis

People often criticise me for criticising and not providing solutions. It doesn’t stop me thinking about solutions and every now and then one comes along that seems to fit the bill.

The Labour/Greens/NZ First/Mana coalition of the damned manufactured a manufacturing crisis. They held an inquiry and then produced a report and delivered that report the same day that news broke that there wasn’t a manufacturing crisis after all.

Still, one can never just wait for solutions to present themselves and so we must constantly strive to improve out lot. Then I read an article that presented the perfect opportunity to solve our manufacturing crisis, develop skills in an industry that is growing, that the products are in constant demand, where technology is developing new and innovative solutions and opens our manufacturing sector up to global demand.

It’s perfect.

“Why don’t firearm manufacturers in the Northeast simply pick up and move considering all the horrible gun laws passed up there recently?” Such is typical of the letters I have received from many NRA members, particularly in light of oppressive laws passed recently in Connecticut and New York. And it’s a good question.

Firearm companies are in business for a reason, and that is to generate profit for their owners or investors. Unlike our government, which endlessly borrows money when it spends more than it takes in, when a business spends more than it earns or has on hand (or what banks will lend in promise of future profits), it closes.   Read more »

BBQ Gun? Gun BBQ… either way, less gay, more fun.


Obama is the Greatest Gun Salesman of All Time, Ctd

Obama has sold more guns than almost anyone ever before and his decision yesterday has caused runaway sales yet again:

The Obama administration announcement that they are supporting a new Assault Weapon Ban, and a ban on high capacity magazines, has sent shockwaves through the industry. All day consumers have been buying guns, ammunition and magazines.

Brownells is fast running out of stock of 5.56mm NATO and magazines. They still have 20 and 30 round aluminum magazines in stock but they are have run out of 30 round Magpul magazines and 5.56mm ammunition. They still have some premium .223 Remington ammunition in stock, but it won’t last long.

Ammunition retailer is out of stock of both .223 Remington and 5.56mm NATO.

To deal with the buying frenzy gun retailer Cheaper Than Dirt has bumped up magazine prices. They doubled the price of a Magpul PMAG from $30 to $60. This did not stop people buying them. The Magpul magazine went out of stock a couple of hours ago. The laws of supply and demand dictate that prices will increase. I suspect many online retailers would have liked to bump up prices but were swamped with orders before they were able to react to the situation.

While sales are increasing Obama’s decisions are destroying share prices in American companies:

Ruger (RGR) and Smith & Wesson’s (SWHC) share price has continued to take a hit. According to the WSJ, investors are worried that legislation will harm sales.

The fact remains that Obama is the greatest gun salesman of all time.

America’s Best Gun Salesman Ever, Ctd

The re-election of Barack Obama has seen gun sales soar. I hope the investor who asked me for advice listened to me and bought up large before the election.

Gun sales in America are soaring in the wake of President Barack Obama’s re-election with weapons retailers reporting AK-47s flying off shelves “like hotcakes.”

Owners of guns have been stocking up because they are concerned about a potential tightening of regulations on assault weapons in the president’s second term.

In October the number of background checks on people applying to buy guns, an indicator of future sales, increased by 18.4 per cent.

There was a similar jump when President Obama was first elected in 2008. A total of 12.7 million background checks were carried out that year, up from 11.2 million the year before, and the number has been rising since then.

Shares in weapons manufacturers like Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger also surged after Mr Obama’s re-election.

Those are the companies I advised him to buy into.

Wednesday Weapons – LadySmith .38 Special

hat tip Not PC

Now you may be wondering why I m posting about a girls gun. Well because the RRP of $806 is perhaps the best insurance policy a woman can invest in to deal with armed offenders intent on raping them. The Smith & Wesson LadySmith Model 642LS in .38 Special costs just that. The spec’s are;

  • Caliber: .38 S&W Special +P

    Smith & Wesson .38 Special

  • Capacity: 5 Rounds
  • Barrel Length: 1.875″ / 4.7 cm
  • Front Sight: Integral
  • Rear Sight: Fixed
  • Grip: Wood
  • Action: Double Action Only
  • Frame Size: Small – Internal Hammer
  • Finish: Matte Silver
  • Overall Length: 6.31″ / 16.0 cm
  • Material: Aluminum Alloy Frame
    Stainless Steel Cylinder
  • Weight Empty: 14.5 oz / 411.1 g
  • Purpose: Personal Protection
    Law Enforcement

Again you are probably wondering why I am telling you all this. Well, because no-one ever raped a .38.

One gun isn’t enough.
“That was what Linda Smith (a pseudonym) was thinking after two thugs broke into her Oklahoma apartment. One was holding a weapon … at her throat, and the other was pacing back and forth while holding her purse and demanding her money and valuables. She screamed, and was told if she screamed again, she’d be dead.
“She was doing as police recommend in robberies –- comply with a robber’s demands. But her Lady Smith & Wesson .38 special, which she carries by permit, was hidden in her purse –- and the purse was being held by one of the attackers.
“Then the situation, suddenly, got much, much worse: One of the robbers demanded that she take off her clothes.
“‘Come on, what are you waiting for,’ he told her as he started to yank on her sweatpants, trying to take them off.
“Smith pleaded for her safety and distracted the attackers by telling them she would get her money, which was ‘in my purse.’
“The robbers inexplicably allowed her to drop to her knees and crawl across the floor to her purse, which the second attacker had dropped.
“She reached inside, and the first shot was clear of the muzzle and into the torso of one of the attackers before she even pulled the weapon clear of the purse. Four more shots followed shortly and, in the end, one of the attackers was dead and the second was hospitalized facing a murder rap for having participated in a felony in which someone died.
“Smith … explained she comes from a family that believes in self-reliance and courage…”

As PC points out “…unlike the people who, in New Zealand, have been successful in disarming women even from carrying mace. Or a taser.

Our Police in New Zealand are struggling against violent crime. It isn’t the hardworking guys on the beat that are at fault for the struggle, it is nine plus years of politically expedient Police and Justice ministers (Phil Goff included) denying that we have an organised crime problem. The current Commissioner of Police is no exception, manipulated into his position by foul political actions against his predecessor, he acquiesced to that manipulation and has been perfunctory in his tenure. He has repeated talked the talk and never walked the walk. Instead of cracking down on organised crime he has focused his and his staff’s attention on booze and speeding ignoring the creeping menace of methamphetamine.

Nobody ever raped a .38

Nobody ever raped a .38

Thankfully we now have a Police Minister who understands the menace of organised crime. That however doesn’t diminish the very real risk there are to our generally un-armed population in the face of increasingly violent criminal who themselves have gone and got themselves armed.

Navtej Singh died because he couldn’t protect himself, and died also because the police couldn’t protect him either. Police Officers are being regularly shot at and are unable to adequately equip themselves to combat it. Simply put our citizenry are at constant risk of being raped metaphorically if not physically. The Police on the beat are also left unarmed, sometimes directly but more so with the complete failure of their bosses to adequately provide for comprehensive training in firearms use. Again I don’t blame the guys on the street. I blame the rather large, ever expanding shiny seat brigade at Molesworth Street. they let their troops down with their ill-preparedness and down-right negligence. I just hope that Minister Collins thinks outside of the square in selecting a new commissioner rather than picking of the time-markers currently cluttering up PNHQ.

However, it is high time that our populace were trusted to defend themselves adequately in the face of armed violence. I can see no reason why we cannot extend our B category licensing arrangements to allow open carry, with appropriate and comprehensive training built into such a privilege. I doubt any politician is prepared to see our population protect themselves though, because to allow it is to admit that the last twenty years have been an abject failure in controlling organised crime.