Friday, December 10, 2010

Californians get your ammo before Feb. 1, 2011

AB 962 requires that beginning February 1, 2011 all California ammunition sales must be face to face transactions thus eliminating the option of California residents purchasing ammunition by phone, mail or the internet.  AB 962 requires that Californians purchasing ammunition complete a form with their personal information, type of ammunition purchased and a copy of their right thumbprint.

Cabelas has stated that they will discontinue CA ammunition sales on January 31, 2011.  It is believed that CA ammunition prices will increase at remaining retailers.

Residents of the other 49 states should make any upcoming ammunition purchases before the end of the year if possible as ammunition manufacturers update their pricing on January 1st with price increases being the norm. 

Get your Ammo today at SUNFLOWERAMMO.COM

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Black Friday Sale at

We are having a Black Friday Sale at We decided to have the sale because 4Sevens extended their Black Friday sale to their Dealers.  We have awesome prices on the 4Sevens Mini AA2, Quark 123 tactical and Maelstrom G5.

We also have some Independence .380 ACP and 9mm Luger ammo on sale along with some mil surplus items.

November 2010 Camping trip

I did a quick video of my latest camping trip.  It got down to about 30 degrees F overnight but my Snugpak Sleeper Lite sleeping bag keep me warm as usual. 

I used my Fenix HP-10 headlamp for the first time and I was really impressed.  It was the first time I had used a headlamp. It was very handy to have a hands free light around camp especially when Liberty the Weimaraner decided to walk across the back of our shelter at 3AM.

The last new item I used was the Aquamira Frontier Pro Water Filter.  It is cheap, small and effective.  Filtered pond water tasted like bottled water.   I like it because you can place it directly in a water source and drink without filling a container.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Pheasant Season 2010 - Opening Day

I went Pheasant hunting in Western Kansas last weekend and thought I would post a couple of pictures.  A great time was had by all.

 This is my view as a "blocker" while pheasant hunting in a cut milo field.  The specs on the horizon are the "walkers" in our group.

Group photo with birds from Saturday.  We got the same number of birds on Sunday with half as many hunters (29 birds each day).

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Overland Park, KS Gun Show Oct. 16 & 17 2010 will be at the Overland Park, KS gun show on Oct. 16 & 17.  It is a great chance to save on those shipping charges and look at our gear in person.  It should be fun as it is our first gun show.

The gun show is at the International Trade Center 6800 W 115 St Overland Park, KS 66211.  Here is a link to a Google map of the location.

Here is a link to a $1 off coupon for admission to the gun show.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Luthers Jerky

There are a few simple pleasures in life......cold beer on a hot day, a good cigar on a still summer night and Luther's Jerky.  I am not affiliated with Luther's beyond being a dedicated customer.  Comparing Luther's jerky with the garbage jerky sold at your local convenience store is like comparing a soy burger to Kobe beef.

Luther's is based in LeRoy, Kansas population 568.  Luther's jerky is also available at various locations in SE Kansas.  If you do not plan on visiting LeRoy, Kansas in the near future Luther's has a website that allows you to have the Jerky of the Gods delivered to your door.

I recommend buying in bulk and storing in your freezer for freshness.  My favorites are the hot beef jerky and the teriyaki beef jerky.  Both flavors come in traditional strips and "popcorn" style.  I recommend getting both as the strips are thick and meaty while the "popcorn" allow you to moderate your intake.

Mo-Rod Ruger Mini-14 Barrel Stabilizer / Accurizer is the first dealer for the Mo-Rod Ruger Mini-14 Barrel Stabilizer / Accurizer!  We are excited about our new relationship with Mo-Rod.  We have been very successful selling the Accu-Strut but Accu-Strut has suspended production without an ETA for a new production run leaving us sold out of our inventory.  I wanted our customers to have access to Ruger Mini-14 accurizing products so we expanded our product selection with the Mo-Rod.
The Mo-Rod utilizes CNC machined clamps that increase heat dispersion  from your Mini-14 Barrel in addition to the amazing accurizing effects.  I will have a video of the Mo-Rod installation process up next week.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Power Outage

A thunderstorm popped up last night causing a power outage at my home. I waited a few hours to see if power was going to be restored quickly. After seeing that only 10 homes were affected I determined that power was going to be off for a while so I got out my emergency generator.

I do not have my electrical distribution panel wired to accept a feed from my emergency generator so I utilize 10ga extension cords to distribute generator power to items I want to power in my home. I ran power to my freezer, refrigerator, sump pump and a light. I left my generator running overnight in case my sump pump was needed. Power was restored the next morning. I came away with the following concerns following my short power outage:

1) I had plenty of 10ga cords, of sufficient length, to distribute power. I have a 10ga 3 outlet cord end to run multiple small items like a fan and light in the same area.
2) I have a cable lock for my generator. I placed my generator outside my garage and backed my truck up to the garage. I locked my generator to the class III hitch on my truck. This set up worked well.
3) My generator started on the first pull. I test it every fall and use Sea Foam additive in the gas.
4) I have a large zero turn lawn mover so I keep multiple 5 gallon gas cans which also provide fuel for my generator.

1) While my generator is set up to power my gas fired furnace during cold weather it is not big enough to power my heat pump during the summer. It is less common to have power outages due to summer storms but I will have to consider upgrading to a large generator that will power my heat pump.
2) I do not have battery back up on my basement sump pump. It has been on my to do list but I have delayed purchase. I did replace my sump pump this winter under preventive maintenance. I had to run my generator continuously to power my sump pump. If I had battery back up, I would only have to run my generator every few hours to keep my freezer and refrigator cold and potentionally charge a sump pump battery. I am shopping for battery back up to add to my sump pump.

Nothing like a minor emergency to let you test your gear in a real life situation.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

M1 Garand Part 1 & 2

Blake did these videos with a friend and his M1 Garand.  As always you can get your ammo at Enjoy.

Snugpak Sleeper Lite Video

You can purchase this sleeping bag at .
I use this bag myself and it is hard to beat at this price.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010

New items this week at

New 4Sevens Quark 123 Tactical in at
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I have a hard time keeping an EDC flashlight in my pocket because I end up showing it to someone and they buy the flashlight.  My newest EDC flashlight is the Quark 123 Tactical.  This one is staying in my pocket but you can order yours at

4Sevens Quark MiNi 123 Tactical - No clip

4Sevens Quark MiNi 123 Tactical - No clip
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New TRAUMA PACK from Adventure Medical in at
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Adventure Medical hit this one out of the ballpark.  This kit is the perfect addition to your existing first aid kits or stand alone in your range bag or with your outdoor gear.
Adventure Medical Trauma Pak with Quickclot

Adventure Medical Trauma Pak with Quickclot
Adventure Medical Trauma Pak with Quickclot
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New media sucks time

I have been busy lately and neglecting my blog updates. Between YouTube, the blog, twitter and Facebook there are not enough hours in the day. We continue to add to our inventory every week.

I had a camping trip planned for this weekend to test a bunch of new gear but the weather forecast has delayed it a couple of weeks. I will do a blog entry with the results as I will have too much feedback for the YouTube videos.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Before and after Mini-14 Accu-Strut installation

You can get your Accu-Strut LT at These are before and after videos of the Accu-Strut installation on my personal Ruger Mini-14.  I saw a 50% improvement in group size.  I need to get it on a rifle rest to see how small I can get my groups with iron sights. 

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Free Drawing

The March FREE drawing winner is Justin Pavao.

The April FREE drawing will be for a Spyderco Byrd Meadowlark Rescue Knife.  

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Spyderco Byrd Meadowlark Rescue Knife

Monday, March 29, 2010

ACCU-Strut LT for Ruger Mini-14/30s

I went shooting this weekend.  My primary purpose, not that I need one to go shooting, was to get some groups out of my mini-14.  We ( just started stocking the ACCU-Strut LT for Ruger Mini-14/30s.  I will be fitting one to my personal Ruger Mini-14 and posting the results.  The manufacturer claims a 50% to 75% reduction in group sizes on straight barrel Ruger mini-14/30s.  I will be shooting my "after" groups this weekend and will post my results.

Accu-Strut LT Barrel strut for Ruger Minis 

Sunday, March 21, 2010

USK I - Urban Survival Kit I now available at

USK I - Urban Survival Kit

The USK I - Urban Survival Kit is a exclusive. If Nieman Marcuis were to sell a survial kit this would be it. Every item in this kit is of the highest quality. The USK I was developed for the individual that lives and/or works in an Urban/Suburban area. This bag is ready to deal with any situation you may encounter in an Urban environment. If there is a crisis in your workplace how will you get home? There are thousands of different possible scenarios.

Standard laptop bags do have room for your other essential gear. Standard tactical bags are not configured to carry a laptop. The Condor Urban GO BAG is a spacious tactical backpack with a intergrated padded laptop carrying area. Your laptop is stored away from your other gear. You can always have your Urban Survival gear on your person.

USK I content:
Condor Urban GO Bag - OD green

Condor EMT pouch - OD Green (Can hold the included med kit)
Paracord Zipper Pulls - OD Green
Adventure Medical Field Trauma kit with QuickClot
Snugpack Poncho w compression sack - Blk - fits over coat and pack.
Fenix TK-40 LED flashlight - 630 Lumens on AAs
4Sevens Quark AA Turbo - 206 Lumens on AAs
Brunton GLORB AA Lantern
TOPS pry knife combo - The combo comes with the pry bar knife, the Pry, Probe and Punch bar and the TOPS survival saw.
Leatherman Surge - Multitool with locking blades
Al Mar Eagle Ultralight - Lightweight offensive/defensive knife
CRKT Extrik-8-R seat belt cutter - Blk
MSI Bear Pepper Mace with holster - 260 gram - 30 ft range
Fisher Bullet Space Pen - Matte Blk
Katadyn Exstream water bottle w/ filter
Brunton Titanium Spork
550 Para Cord - 25' Blk
550 Para Cord - 25' Orange
Wet Fire Tender - 6 pack
Water purification tablets (2)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Great deal on 16oz Desiccant bags secured a batch of 16oz Desiccant bags.  Get them here. They are cheap enough to put in your gun safe and every ammo can.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Why does our Government not secure our Southern Border?

US Consulate personnel murdered in border town.  Link to article here.

M1A SOCOM II range - shoot

Get your 7.62x51mm at  Blake is doing a fantastic job on our videos.  There is a link to our YouTube Channels at the right.

Monday, March 8, 2010

EDC Outerwear - Barbour Jackets

I always face an internal struggle when I am going to purchase a new product.  I like quality products but I am somewhat frugal.  Fortunately, I have had good luck finding vendors of quality products that have great sales.  I also take advantage of off season sales i.e. buying coats in the summer.

One of my favorite EDC items is my Barbour Beaufort jacket.  I have the optional snap on hood and snap in pile lining.  I purchased mine from Arrons of Eastham (no association).  The Barbour Beaufort jacket retails for $399 and they routinely have jackets for 50% off retail.  Orvis sells Barbour clothing but it is rarely on sale.  I have had the jacket for a few years and all I can say it that I waited too long.

The Barbour Beaufort and its variants have an waxed cotton outer shell and a cotton lining, usually in a plaid.  The outer shell can be re-waxed as it ages.  Barbour also offers restoration services on jackets damaged in the field or due to age.  These jackets are made to be passed down to your children after you are gone.  The jacket is fantastic in rain.  Barbour cuts its jackets large so they can be worn over a thick sweater, sport jack or suit coat.

The removable pile lining makes the jacket wearable from approx. 65 degrees F down to 20 degrees F in total comfort.  Below 20 degrees F, the Barbour Beaufort is fine for short periods of time but not extended exposure.  Below 20 degrees F, I migrate to my Carhart Artic Jacket  that I will praise in a later post.  Fair warning, once you buy a Barbour jacket you will disappointed with warm, dry, sunny days that leaves your Barbour hanging in the closet.

Now if I can just find the Barbour International Jacket on sale!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Homemade Water Filter How to Video sells Doulton SuperSterasyl Ceramic Water Filter elements.  These elements will work in most gravity water filters from Doulton, Berkley, Katadyn and others.

If you are in an emergency situation you use two food grade buckets and a Doulton SuperSterasyl Ceramic Water Filter elements to create a cheap, portable water filter system.  We also sell a 100 micron pre filter that sets in the top of a 5 gallon bucket.

Condor tactical products now in stock!

Condor Tactical Gear is now in stock at! This gear is reasonably priced and built to last.  Part of our order was placed on back order so we will add as soon as it is in our hot hands and ready to ship.

Messenger Bag

Messenger Bag
Tactical Response Bag
Condor Tactical Response Bag
spacer (1K) is now a 4sevens dealer!

spacer (1K) now has 4Sevens flashlights in stock.  The Titanium models are perfect for EDC.  You won't even know it is in your pocket.
Preon 2 Titanium
4Sevens Preon 2 Titanium
Quark MiNi 123 Titanium
4Sevens Quark MiNi 123 Titanium
Quark MiNi AA Titanium
4Sevens Quark MiNi AA Titanium
Quark AA Turbo
4Sevens Quark AA2 TURBO
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Live Aid Money Bought Guns

An article came out today reporting that hundreds of millions from the historic Live Aid concerts was sent to Ethiopian rebels who purchased guns not grain.  Too bad that didn't happen with Farm Aid, I could have used some gun money in the 1980's.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Is This the Ultimate Urban Survival Knife/Tool?

Is this the ultimate Urban Survival Knife?  I say yes.  The combo makes it even more versatile.  The knife can be used to cut and pry.  The pry, probe and punch bar can be used to break a car window or pry open an elevator door.  The survival saw can cut through drywall or a 2"x4". now has the TOPS pry knife combo in stock.  This knife comes with a sheath, the TOPS pry, probe and punch bar and the TOPS survival saw.  This combo is difficult to find.