Watch your back…

Contrary to popular belief,on January 20th 2017 the next battle for gun rights began. With a Republican rule of the House, the Senate, the majority of Governor’s, and the next Supreme Court pick, a considerable portion of gun owners let out a collective sigh of relief. I mean after all, the potential of another Brady bill/AWB/Clinton fiasco was surely over right? Pardon the pun but, “WE” can now ramrod anything “WE” want straight down the barrel of the court system and straight into law right? When you have the power that’s what you do, or is it?

“We The People” are in charge, we are the ones that govern decisions that have to be made by electing officials that we believe are most like-minded to ourselves. To an extent we have ourselves to blame for what we consider “wrong doing” that has been done to us. If we are to make change, first we have to determine what changes have to be made, Then organize them from highest priority to lowest,and gather support from those that believe the same. As a collective, unified body, you then make public what you stand for and hope that others will agree, thus lending their support to a worthy cause. With enough support, voices, and a correct corse of actions, concerns, fears and want for change reach the ears of the right individuals in local government. In turn those local government officials, keep working those issue further up the ladder, hopefully gaining steam and followers (such as other county’s, states, or even country’s) Finally those well-organized ideas that have come about through correct measures, hard work, and research, are taken before the ears and eyes of our highest ranking elected officials. They are discussed, then voted upon. Pretty simple huh? No place in there did I say start a riot, or grab your rifle and head to the bell tower or nothin’, I also never said just ram em’ through, it doesn’t matter what other people think (we have checks and balances for a reason). The correct way to achieve change, right wrongs, or establish new standards and laws, is to use the ground work that has been laid out before you since the drafting of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. So what does this have to do with me personally (and since its not hunting season, you know that I’m going to start talking about guns!)? Whether you want to believe it or not, we are all falling victim to a huge invisible problem called “back door gun control”. No I’m not sitting on a bean bag chair inside my underground bunker, wearing my tin-foil helmet, listening to Rage Against the Machine, with a Che Guevara black light poster in the background. I am actually speaking more from a potential business stand point then anything else. I like to paint stuff, usually stencil work on items that I personally use,  rifle stocks, coffee mugs, Nalgene water bottle’s and the like. Which got me thinking about how I could blend a couple of things that I love together and actually make a living doing it. Cerakote seemed to be the answer, selling firearms (I have gunsmith certs, albeit with a bit of a key-holed wheel house (application wise) as for variety past hunting firearms and the usual suspect pistols, plus I have sold firearms before) and making them personalized would be a ton of fun, if not entirely  lucrative. So I started looking at what it would take to become a certified Cerakote application specialist. Well it’s 2 days process, in Oregon, there is a hotel relatively close, you have to bring your own material to paint (I.E. firearms, metal coffee cups, etc.) and you must have a type 07 ffl . That’s just to have them show you how to sand blast material, cook it off, mask it down, spray it, and bake it. Up until July 22nd, 2016 you had to pay $2,250 to ITAR as well just to be able to throw paint at a receiver. Add in the cost of a decent cure oven, material, Hvlp gravity feed spray gun, blast cabinet and a ventilation system and you quickly have $15,000-$25,000 tied up with nothing to paint on and no place to do it. If you want to actually “acccurize” firearms you must have tools, and insurance, and you are going to have to pay ITAR. Unless you want to roll the dice on a $250,000+ fine and a 10 year felony charge! If you manufacture or modify any part of the firearm, you have to register with ITAR. The government wants their share, one way or the other. The more it cost you to have modifications or repairs done to your firearms (even if the up-charged cost are justified due to increased licence fee’s, and registrations) the less likely you are to have those things done.(also the less number of working firearms in circulation). “But the Government, isn’t taking your guns”, some will say. That’s Backdoor gun control at its finest.  Anyway that you can put limits on firearms without taking the firearm directly out of the owners hand, is backdoor gun control. We have all seen it before and we have also seen that fallout from it also. The easiest way to control firearms is to regulate their ammunition. Lead is still one of the main components in a bullet. Lead is harmful and potentially deadly, so the government states that since lead is so dangerous, then it has to be closely regulated, and will be outlawed in some jurisdictions. New specialized projectiles have to be created, and they cost much more to produce so the cost of the ammo reflects those inherent cost.computer chipped firearms, and micro stamped ammo, it all serves the same purpose.  In 1993 New York Senate Democrat, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, proposed that taxes  be raised to 50 percent on most handgun ammunition and 10,000 percent on 9mm hollow points. Talk about a fast talking fly-by-night dirty way to directly control what the consumer is able to buy. It is called legislating something out of existence.  If ammo cost more, you buy less, and you shoot less. Its pretty cut and dry.

So in being conscientious gun owners like we are, what can we do? First of all we can actually be knowledgable about whats going on. Here are just a few items that will (hopefully) be going to vote this year:

Separation of Powers Restoration and Second Amendment Protection Act. (H.R.4321)

This legislation blocks any executive actions that violate the Second Amendment or infringe on Congress’s Article I responsibilities.  The bill also allows for civil action to be initiated in district courts to challenge such executive actions.

National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act (H.R. 402)

This commonsense legislation allows individuals with a concealed carry permit in one state to have that permit honored in another state that allows concealed carry.

The Second Amendment Defense Act

 This commonsense bill rejects the Obama Administration’s unacceptable violations of the Second Amendment and prohibits any new executive orders that restrict the Second Amendment.

The Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act (H.R. 2710)

This bill is endorsed by the NRA and prevents ATF from arbitrarily reclassifying popular rifle ammunition as armor-piercing ammunition.  This legislation also allows for lawful non-NFA firearm and ammunition to be imported and sold in the U.S.  This bill also prevents shotguns, shotgun shells, and larger caliber rifles from being arbitrarily reclassified as destructive devices.

The Hearing Protection Act (H.R. 3799)

This legislation removes the current unreasonable restrictions on the purchase of silencers under the National Firearms Act.  Instead, the bill requires that sound suppressors be treated as ordinary firearms and subject to the typical NICS check.

Ending Operation Choke Point

H.R. 1413, the Firearms Manufacturers and Dealers Protection Act and H.R. 766, the Financial Institution Customer Protection Act.  Each measure makes conducting or facilitating Operation Choke Point illegal. Operation Choke Point was an unconstitutional program created by the Obama Administration that put pressure on banks and payment processors to shut down industries that President Obama and Attorney General didn’t like.

Right now the ball is in our court. But if left unchecked, and untested, those values that we speak so highly of can still be taken away and the clock is ticking. If you feel strongly about the hearing protection act, speak up now why you still have the opportunity. There are currently 3 years, 11 months, 7 hours and 45 left on Our 45th President’s term. Now is the time for you to use your voice, if there are things that you don’t like or that you would like to change, organize your thoughts and speak up, write a letter to your congressmen, start a petition, do things the right way. The worse thing that you can do when placed in an advantageous situation is to grow complacent. No one can make the decisions for you about what matters, you are crafting not only your own future, but the future of every generation to come. Hold fast to your values, don’t be taken advantage of, and always watch your back.

-Grant Willoughby 2/19/2017-

 

Every little boy wants to be a cowboy…

As you all know, I’m the in-house nostalgia guy, I love (for a lack of better word’s) old shit! I think it is more of a nature over nurture situation then anything, but I will surely validate the parking on both sides. I drive a truck that most people would have put out to pasture long ago, I still don’t own a smart phone, I cook in a cast iron skillet, my favorite pistols *gulp, losing credibility* are single action REVOLVERS. I love new technology, but I don’t believe that it answers anything that we didn’t have answers for already. It’s just easier…

The cold bitterly rips at your face, as the bright white tundra draws water from your eyes. “Well I guess it is pretty enough to cry about” you mutter to yourself as your horse mindlessly gallops across the barren frozen ground. The meat supply is getting tragically low, and grocery stores are not going to be a reality for 100 years. This is the frontier, and you are ” A COWBOY”, limitless possibilities are before you and there is only one thing that determines how far you go. YOU! Hugh Glass, Jim Bridger, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday, Jedediah Smith, Toussaint Charbonneau, Meriweather Lewis, William Clark, Jim Bowie and Theodore Roosevelt, all cowboys. Call them frontiersmen, explorers, revolutionaries, or whatever you deem fit, but they were all cowboys. Long days in the saddle, a warm meal meant being a successful hunter, and a proficient fire builder. Bedding consisted of a Hudson Bay blanket and a hat you could turn down over your ears.Red meat is a commodity, that not only sustains the hunger in your guts, but also the drive in  your heart. It is literally everywhere, antelope, deer, bear, elk, and buffalo. From Hugh Glass’s Angstadt rifle  (not Anstadt) to Teddy Roosevelts hoary .405 Winchester, The Peacemaker…  anything with 4 legs and made of meat was fair game, and ripe or the taking. Your livelihood, and your lineage tetters on your ability to make the best of an opportunity rich environment filled with hardships. Smallpox, diphtheria, whooping-cough, tuberculosis, and cholera all lurk right in front of you, as you stare upon a horizon of limitless possibility. You know why you never see a picture of an overweight frontiersmen? Because if you wanted a snack you had to go kill it! We can patent this, we can call it the “Cowboy Diet”. Wake up with the sun, build up your fire, perk some coffee (No international delights creamer here), eat a handful of dried meat, work your ass off until the sun gets real low in the western sky. Then, you guessed it, more jerky! If you want a more substantial meal, you have to head off on your horse and kill some. No man can eat a whole buffalo in one sitting, so you would latch together sticks with short lengths of rawhide and, you guessed it… Make jerky, or if you were of the forward thinking side, you would make a happy little concoction called “pemmican”. For those that don’t know, pemmican was, and is, the powerbar of the working man. Dried meat (ground after drying to the consistency of powder sometimes), dried fruits (blueberries, choke cherries, cranberries,  saskatoon berries, raisins or huckleberries) to that you would add fat rendered from your game in a ratio of 1:1:1. These little bundles of high protein, good fat, and sweet-tart fruit last for 10 YEARS. In the 1800’s your life expectancy was only 58 years, or 6 batches of this great stuff! But beyond the food (sorry about the fat kid tangent), the old west was full of life, sustainable goods, and it was a complete blank canvas. No man wore only one hat. You were the hunter, the gatherer,the butcher.  The logger, the saw mill, the carpenter. You are the beginning and the end. The Alpha and the Omega. As the early morning horizon shows its hues of purple and orange, you are in charge of your destiny. You make your own clothes ( if you’re looking for a new read try “deerskins into buckskins” by Matt Richards), you derive your own food pyramid, and you make all your own rules. The rifle in your scabbard, and the pistol on your gunbelt, are both reminders of your day-to-day struggles. Every item that you poses is a need, not a luxury, and you have pride in all of it. A good hat, good leather boots, quality arms and the ability to maintain them… It is the most simple/complicated life imaginable.

Cowboys were the first survivalist, the first preppers, the first 2A advocates and the first conservationists. The cowboy stood for the ideas of AMERICA. The constant fight, the grind. Bust your butt till the day runs out of hours, take in a few episodes of a good fire, then turn in for the night. Go to sleep tired from your works, not from the stress of expectations. When the weather gets tough, pull down your hat and keep going. The only thing that you can truly rely on is you! Every little boy wants to be a cowboy… This one still does.

-Grant Willoughby 02/12/2017-

Kickin it old-school

As you pass through the front door that familiar “ding” sounds, and the cashier  welcomes you kindly with a smile, and a “hows the day treating you?”. You return the greeting, and make your way quietly past the isles of Stanley tools, and the glass fronted cases full of American made Old Timer, Case, and Buck Knives. You finally reach the back of the hardwear store, where the hunting supplies are.  “Hey partner, what can I do for you fellas?” You look up at you father with excitement in your eyes. “Junior here needs his first real hunting rifle” your fathers tells the clerk. Finally you will have your very own deer gun. “Well what an exciting day this is, whats it going to be, the model 70 in 06′, or the model 94 in 30-30″…

How quickly, in these days of infinite choices and availability, we forget that not all the long ago the purchase of a firearm was just like that. You went to the local hardware store, and depending upon who the store had affiliation with, had to pick from a very limited amount of guns. If they carried Winchester it was a Model 70, Model 94 or a  Model 12. If it was Remington, you were looking at a Model 700, Model 760, Model 740, or the 870 pump shotgun. Calibers were limited, most likely in 30-06 or 30-30. (Yes there were others calibers available but stock on hand was most times kept pretty well limited, and we will get into that later.) You would pay with cash at the counter (remember that a 1967 Winchester Model 94 cost between $100-$140 depending on the model) and you would walk out of the store with rifle in hand and not a lick of paperwork anywhere. We could go on for days talking about the 4473… But instead lets talk about all the oldies and goodies that still make visits to the deer woods every year, and still put venison on the meat pole.

Variety is the spice of life… Maybe. Speaking from the personal stance of having a lot of firearms in different calibers (.22 LR, .22 WMR, .243 WIN, 270 WIN, .303 British, 7.62 x 54R, .338 WIN Mag, 45-70 GOVT. .38 Spl, 9mm, .357 Mag, .44 Mag, 40 S&W, .45 acp and 12 gauge) I can officially say that sometimes it is hard to choose what to take to the range or out into those cold November mornings. The first “hunting rifle” I purchased was a Ruger M77 featherweight all-weather in .270 Win at age 18, it still brings me a smile when I look at it. I’ve never even harvested a deer with that rifle (now it’s locked up and waiting for my son to christen it) but I know that it can, its accurate, beautiful, lightweight and in a caliber that is more than enough to kill anything in North America if used in the right situation and a proper shot is taken. But the same can be said about the Enfield SMLE that I got when I was 13. I talked my mom into buying it for me from Big 5, all $69 of it, it was my money after all, but Ma had to do the paperwork. Heavy as hell, with a sweet action, and a great caliber that can take care of almost anything (they still kill moose with it in the Canada)   But let’s be honest, can’t every rifle do the same? lets look at the lowly 30-30 Winchester, Its 122 years old and ballistically about as exciting as a dud-firecracker. We have all heard the exact same sentiment about this rustic old caliber, “it’s an OK brush gun, just keep your shots under 100 yards, it just doesn’t have enough knockdown power”. Well lets give it some real thought. If you had the opportunity to shoot a black bear or moose at point-blank (were talking muzzle touching animal kind of range) would you make that shot with the mighty .44 Rem Mag? Would that be sufficient to humanely kill that animal? I sure think so! The .44 Rem Mag loaded with a  240 gr. jacketed soft point leaves the muzzle of a Smith & Wesson 629 with a 4″ barrel at 1180 fps, that works into a kinetic energy level of around 741 foot-pounds. Now lets look at the 30-30 for comparison, shooting a leverevolution 160 gr. bullet from a 20″ carbine will give you a muzzle velocity of 2340 fps, or roughly 1945 foot pounds of K.E. The pip-squeek 30-30’s kinetic energy doesn’t DROP DOWN to the mighty .44 mags muzzle energy until it has reached a distance of 400 YARDS (747 foot pounds). “Yeah but a 30-30 drops like a stone”. I guess it all depends on how you look at it, if you site in 3″ high at 100 yards, your dead on at 200, and 13″ low at 300. I don’t know about you ,but 300 yards goes along way in the woods that I hunt. In fact I would say that 95+ percent of the deer shot in North Idaho are shot at 150 yards or less, and of those I would just about bet my tax returns that 95% are shot at less than 75 yards. Do you know what will kill deer at those kinds of ranges? Everything! So where is the magic? What can a .325 wsm (est. 2005) do that a .250-3000 savage (circa 1915) cannot? At practical ranges, nothing. A miss with a .460 Weatherby or a miss with a .219 Zipper count the same. So do shots that don’t hit the vitals, a shot in the leg is still a shot in the leg no matter how big the hole is. Remember that Teddy Roosevelt, declared that the “”little 30″ (30-30 win) was a fantastic antelope gun, routinely connecting at shots of 180+ yards.” He liked them so much that he actually order one custom-made with a SUPPRESSOR, for killing varmints at his home in Long Island. (Like we needed any more proof that ol’ Teddy was the coolest man ever) Lever guns have also came in a lot more calibers then we tend to remember, the Marlin came in 30-30 win, .35 Rem, .219 zipper, .32 special, .356 Win, .44 Rem mag/ .44 spl., .410, 45-70 Govt., 444 marlin, .450 marlin, .357 mag/ .38 spl. and .45 Colt. The Winchester comes in .38 Special/.357 Magnum, .44 Special/.44 Magnum, .45 Colt , .405 Win, 30-30 win, .38-40 Winchester,.44-40 Winchester, .410 as well as  7-30 Waters. If you want to throw the Savage model 99 into the mix (and I firmly believe  you can’t talk old school lever guns with out mentioning the 99) you have a hammerless lever gun in .303 Savage, .30-40 Krag, .300 Savage, .30-30 Winchester, .250 Savage, .22 Hi Power, .22-250 Remington, .243 Winchester, .308 Winchester, .358 Winchester, 7mm-08 Remington, .284 Winchester, .38-55 Winchester, .32 Winchester Special, .375 Winchester. That’s a lot of options, in a lightweight, high-capacity carbine that can be carried anywhere, and in most cases wont even raise an eyebrow in the media. In this day in age, that is truly saying a lot, especially in regards to firearms.

Maybe today we just have to many choices, or maybe we just want to be different. Every time we develop a new cartridge it’s like we are creating a solution so we can look for the question. Since the beginning of time, man has been protecting his livelihood, his livestock and hunting to feed himself and his family. The battle hasn’t changed, and neither have our goals. But as we become more technologically advance we feel that only new answers can solve our problems, how quickly we forget. So maybe next November, as you open your gun cabinet a 0′ dark thirty and prepare for another day afield, you will look past your .300 short mag with its $3,000 Nightforce scope, and grab the old lever-gun with its old iron sights. Maybe you bypass your Sitka activated carbon camo, for Granddad’s old Mackinaw Jacket. The feeling is different, you are experiencing what all the generations before you felt, stalking close, getting on a personal level with the animal, it’s what Dad did, and his Dad before him, and his Dad before that.  It’s an appreciation for all the cold mornings spent afield before you, and a hope that there will be plenty more after you are gone. Remember that all your new inventions today, will at some point in time be considered old-school too.

-Grant Willoughby 02/05/2017-

…And the truth shall set you free…

I have said it before, and I will probably state it thousands of more times before it is all said and done… People suck! Not you or I of course, But a lot of people that we allow to share the same planet and oxygen with us. Every day a new “Johnny-come-lately” shows up on the scene and tells us something that we already know, so that we can more easily relate to them, then they will try to fill your brain with their psychobabble, As you accept and believe, they feel better, they feel powerful. Who cares how you feel or what it does to you? (Listen to “Liar” by Henry Rollins. Talk about the groundwork being laid…)

The latest and greatest “Snake Oil” scheme has everything to do with “PREPPING”, as soon as shows start coming out on the discovery channel, you can just about bet that ship has already sailed. So what do these shows do? Sell product. Period. Why else would otherwise logical people start buying shipping containers and filling them with God-knows what? Am I saying that prepping is wrong, hell no! I base most of my life on the ideals of prepping. But my theories are based of personal experience, and catered to my skill set. If given the opportunity to share my experience and theories with someone who has questions, I will gladly, by no means would I ever tell anyone I am an expert, How can someone ever be an expert in something that has no set parameters for its inception? The industry has banked on the fear of their consumers. I call it “prep-aganda”, they feed people full of extremist ideas, and show them the 1% of hard-core prepping. They make people question why they don’t have a bunker buried with enough food to feed Coxey’s army until the next apocalypse? Why don’t you have 15 crates of Mosin-Nagants, and 2 “spam can’s” of ammo for each of those rifles? Do you have a few extra 55 gallon drums lying around full of fuel that you use and replace in a piecemeal fashion? How big’s your bunker bro? People get so caught up watching how the lunatic fringe conducts business, they become worried,  thus creating “prep-paranoia”. Some people (like you and I) can see through the garbage, and sift the good out of it. But to someone who is new to the idea of self-reliance, these shows may not only overwhelm them with their over the top force feed, it may even turn them away all together. Pushing someone to a mindset where they will rely on any one other than themselves in a survival situation is  not something I want on my conscience. We as the “informed” need to give reliable information, and be helpful. We all had to start some where, and without help from those that had already learned those lessons, we would all still be in the dark and unprepared. I think one of the biggest things we can do is “de-bunker” some of the prepper myths.

  • “We all need to prep now, because  (the ozone is depleting, solar flares are coming, EMP’s, zombies, the government is corrupt… You get the picture, pick one insert it after “because”)” Prepping is not a new idea , it even talks about it in the bible: I Timothy 5:8 says. “Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”, and Proverbs 21:20 states. “In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has. “ The term “prepping” is the only thing that is new. We use to call it “being a grown up”, you don’t need a have a pig farm where you harness methane gas to run your stove, or a M35 deuce and a half that runs on canola oil, the basis of the whole thing is the ability to survive with only what you have on hand. Some can survive with less, while others need more. What is truly important is having the ability to understand your potential situations, and being honest enough with yourself to plan accordingly.
  • “Buy tons of guns in common calibers, 5.56, .308, 9mm,40 s&w, 45 acp, that way you will be able to scavenge ammo if you find places where people have left. Plus the military/police pick those cartridges because they are the best…) Hell, I will be the first pot to call the kettle black on this one, I sold firearms for a living for pete’s sake. I even sold firearms during the last Obama election and the 2013 ammo shortage, And I sold a lot of guns. I may have learned quite a things also. Lets say you own all 5 calibers I mentioned above, and you are left in a world that has gone to shambles… You happen upon a house and the doors are open, you decide to walk in and look for supplies. What will you find? My bet is nothing! There are 2 reasons why a person would abandon their home, 1: They decide to leave and travel towards some destination. 2: They were looted, and probably worse. Either way you’re not going to find ammunition. If you leave under your own free will and have firearms, you will pack all that ammo with you come hell or high-water. If the house was looted, you can bet that the culprits will take whatever has value, including the ammo. When the ammo shortage set in, it was pretty safe to say that those 5 calibers mentioned above were the first to be sold out (lets not talk about .22 long rifle, that is still a point of contention for me.) 25 different slots for 9mm, and all of them empty. What was on the shelf? .327 Federal Magnum, you know why? Because no one owned one, yet. I ended up selling a few for that reason alone, there were cases of ammo, it was less than a .357 magnum, more than a .38 spl. and you get 6 shots out of a revolver, not 5. The problem really levered on people knowing that there was a shortage, and hoarding like crazy. Common calibers were first to go, but it touched every round the same. Ammunition companies had to shut down some calibers for a period of time to keep up with demands of the popular ones, either way there were a lot less boxes of ammo on the shelf. So what is the answer? For me, it is to buy a caliber that you like to shoot, that you can afford to shoot, that you can find components to reload with , and learn to reload. Look at systems like the Lee loader pistol kit, or rifle kit, they are simple small kits that allow you to reload ammunition in about 30 seconds a  round. You won’t be breaking any speed records but you will be able to reload live ammo without having to haul you reloading bench with you. Bullets, powder, primers, a small mallet and a kit that is about the same size as your favorite Jetro Tull  8-track tape.Also take a look at Trail boss powder by hodgdon, it will work in just about everything. Another great option is to buy common calibers that aren’t really in the lime-light. 30-06 is a great one, plenty of ammo options, and every place that sells guns or ammo will have it. Other good options are, 30-30 Win, 7mm Rem. Mag., .300 win Mag, .270 Win., .243 Win… and the list goes on and on.
  • “Prepper’s are anti-government, and are all preparing for the collapse of civilization.” Sure, some maybe, I however am not. I do take the stance of liking smaller government, but I thoroughly appreciate our military, and law enforcement officials. They fight to keep our country free, and our family’s safe when we can not do it for ourselves. That is heavy burden, that comes with a lot of responsibility. They deserve much gratitude. And what will cause the collapse of our civilization anyhow? Will the infrastructure just totally collapse, and the whole land will fall into complete disarray and anarchy? Will the Government decide to eradicate the whole population? I refuse to believe either. We, when placed in stressful situations, push forward into a structured society, creating laws, protecting those that need it, and crafting civilization. We did it back in 1776, and we can do it again if be, it’s the American way.

So what is the correct answer? Take care of yourself, take care of your family, perpetuate better living through knowledge, understanding and practice. If the sun burns out, what does it matter if you have 500 gallons of gas? It doesn’t! If the power goes out and the gas pumps don’t work, whats important is to have your vehicle full, and enough spare fuel to last you through the pinch, thats being practical. Practical prepping is what our forefathers did.  Living in North Idaho the potential of losing power for 3 days at a time is pretty likely (it happened last year), there for I have enough food, water, dog food, medication, gasoline and cooking fuel to keep my family (including my parents who live a couple of miles down the road) going for at least 72 hours, without experiencing any sort of real discomfort.I have enough ammo to keep me busy for a while, and enough books to keep my wind working, and learning. If we can’t continue to learn, then we are completely lost. When you learn a new trick or skill, practice it until it is perfected, then share it with others that you care about, once they have it perfected, ask them to do the same to those they care about. Share fact, not misguided opinion, be honest and be truthful. Share that truth, and the truth shall set you free.

-Grant Willoughby 01/29/2017-

 

That ain’t Country…

We, collectively, live in a constantly changing (evolving?) society where social norms are forever moving. It was the gripe of our parents and our parents-parents before that… Damn kids! And maybe, just maybe, I’m getting old, and crap bothers me more now then it use to. For everything that I have grown more tolerant of, I find something new that pisses me off worse. Maybe I am just the social experiment that no one wants to take…

Like many of you I was raised in town (downtown Coeur d’Alene, tourist central of Idaho no less… Luckily, only 3 months out of the year are filled with tourists… The other 9 are filled with college kids, to tell you the truth, I don’t know which is worse), but thank God my parents are of the sort that don’t do the whole college/tourist trap activity set list. Off to the woods, or off to the lake (not usually Coeur d’Alene lake, that’s where all “those people” congregated,  and that’s what we were perpetually trying to escape) My foundation was laid early. But, like most of you, I had my rebellious years. No I didn’t go join the circus, or become a card-carrying member in the Wu-tang clan, But I did depart to the dark side. Baggy jeans and skateboard t-shirts filled my closet. (remember JNCO jeans, no I didn’t own a pair, but just the memory of them helps me to realize that we allowed that trend to happen. What the hell was wrong with us?) Shortly there after, I realized the fault of my ways, and returned to my senses. I didn’t care if I was “in style” or cool or whatever, all I cared about was being me, and being functional. The emphasis always being on function. What the hell is the functionality of skinny jeans? Remember way back in the 90’s, we had many not so nice words about the skinny jeans of the 80’s, now they took that style and made them even tighter? What the hell is that, you can’t carry a pocket knife or nothin’! I was looking at the Urbancarry G2 holsters the other day, and in their ads, they actually have to have a disclaimer that the holster system will NOT work with skinny jeans?/!.% Well no shit, you can’t even carry dignity in skin-tight jeans, let alone a firearm. I wish it would have said, if you wear skinny jeans, please take a look at gun tote’n mama’s for a purse carry option. That ain’t country… But that is what our “evolution” has brought us to. As you well know I drive a truck, it’s a 1993 Ford F350 crew cab, it has a couple dents, an 8 foot bed, standard size off-road tire, and all 4 windows have manual cranks. How boring right? In order modern society you aren’t cool unless you have rims the size of manhole covers, and rubber bands for tires. How much more opposite can things be. Back in the day, guys would stick the smallest wheels they could on, so that they had more room for tires, not less. A guy I work with is a prime example, he tells me he got new wheels and tires for his truck, and that I should check them out. Me being  more than slightly redneck, make a b-line for the door to see these “Big” new tires… 24″ rims, yes 2 feet of rim, polished to a point where even the Stevie Wonder could see them, with a tire about as thick as a band-aid stretched around it. “Are those things bad ass, or what?” he says. I mean, what do you say in that situation? I said “or what?” you will never be able to keep those things clean, you will be scratching them constantly on gravel roads, and that tire doesn’t have much tread. “No bro, this truck doesn’t go up in the woods. Its my baby, she’s a highway queen”. It actually hurt my soul just to type that out. Is that even a real thing? What the hell is happening here? I started looking around for a hidden camera or something. He was being completely honest, and it makes me honestly sad. Why you would live in North Idaho, buy a 4 wheel drive pick up truck, and castrate it, I have no idea. And to spend $5,000 in the process of doing so? I could just about watch those Chevy bow-tie’s trying to rip themselves off that truck, call ita seppuku if you will, anything to not be affiliated with anymore emasculation  Just proves some people have more money the sense I guess. That sure as hell ain’t country.

I guess my biggest problem is that this is all becoming common practice. It is the standard, and like everything else, this too shall pass. But whats coming next? My son is 5 years old, what will the trends be when he is in junior high? Someone will decide that everyone should wear ski jackets, daisy dukes and a sombrero, and we “the consumer’s” will buy into it, and more importantly we will accept it. How a kindergartener can get suspended for bringing a clear bubble gun to school, but we allow our children to go to school with clothes so tight that you can actually see what their thinking, is beyond me. Maybe the next generation will do something different for a change. Maybe they will take charge of their own destiny, and not waffle in the face of greatness. Maybe they will have opinions and be able to express them without rioting. Maybe they will be accountable for their own actions. Maybe they will remember to turn their phone/tv/tablet/computer off, and turn the conversation on. Maybe they will have compassion for their fellow-man  without fear of being taken advantage of.  Maybe they need better examples, better role models. Being a stand-up person, getting callused hands,and doing it all honestly, now that’s country. Just like a potter, we owe it to our clay to craft it beautifully as well as strong, for the shortcoming of children, come’s from the shortcoming’s of their parents.

-Grant Willoughby 01/22/2017-

Maybe, I’m Just Not Like You…

I can call a spade a spade… There is no such thing as “Perfect Grey”, there is always either a little more black, or a little more white. Every religion has expressed their idea of the same thing, calling it the “unswirving pivot“, “Zhong yong“,  or even “The Golden Mean“. All balance is only strived for, and never attained. It is the work and the acceptance of the challenge to create balance that truly establishes its given value. Can striving for balance compensate for ones “nature”? In the story, “The Scorpion and the Frog” (if you don’t know the story, I will try to paraphrase as much as I can. Basically a scorpion is sitting on a riverbank when a frog swims by. The scorpion asks the frog to give him a ride across the river on his back. The frog is pretty hesitant in his decision because he is afraid that the scorpion will sting him. Stating his concerns, the scorpion says that if he were to sting the frog, they would both certainly die. Upon hearing this, the frog agrees to carry the scorpion. Half way across the river the scorpion does in fact sting the frog. Feeling the sting, the frog looks back at the scorpion and asks why he would sting him thus effectively killing them both? To which the scorpion replies “It was in my nature to do so”.) One character stays absolutely true to his character, and one denying apprehension, attempts to create balance. They both end up in the same place. Is this purely an example of no good deed goes unpunished? Or is an explanation of what I like to call “you are what you are?

If you were to meet me for the first time, you would already have a preconceived connotation of who I am. I don’t think that I own a pair of jeans that don’t have a ring on the back left pocket. I wear  cowboy boots on the weekends when its nice, and Mucks or pack boots when it’s not. It’s hard to find me without some sort of cap on, I have tattoos, I drive an old four-wheel drive pickup, I have an old dog, and almost always carry (where permitted by law, and sometimes other places too). I like a cold beer, a hot fire and a rare steak. Yep redneck through and through right? Well maybe, or maybe not…Remember you can only judge the cover, if you wrote the book. I, just like you, am multi-faceted. I try to live my life in a way that may seem different or strange to some. I may have been born in 1982 but I think that somehow it could have been 100 years earlier and I would probably still be the person that I am today. I still hold old world standards in a modern age, and stick close to the skills that got us here. A frontiersmen living with the Jetsons,  I am an outcast in my own home. Technologically im not too savvy. Yes I can figure out a few network problems, understand the flow of computer programming, and I personally spend way to many hours at work staring at a computer screen, but in all actuality I am not the biggest fan of technological dependency. Everyone in my home has a smart phone or a tablet in front of them when ever they sit down, that just isn’t me. No I don’t own a tinfoil hat or any of that (I’m sure I can make one if the time arises), and that isn’t why I am not a fan. I just think there is something to be said about putting your nose to a book, or your hands on the tools, if you actually really care to learn something. I had 2 teachers in highschool that I can honestly say probably had more influence on this mindset then they probably will ever know. One was of the mindset that “if you are given a problem, and tools… A solution will be found”. The other was of the idea that “you don’t have to know everything, whats important is to know where to get the information if you need it” Talk about  complete contradictory life lessons (Yin and yang?) One says learn everything with experience (whether you need to or not), the other says learn nothing, just know where to find the solution (when you need to). I guess that maybe that is balance, but I’m more the first class then the second (the grey is a little more black, than white). Just because I have a beard, guns and tattoos doesn’t make me an operator, any more than the fact that I drive old trucks, with an old dog, and play a guitar makes me a country singer. It is what I put into all things that gives them their value. Labels are what “WE” give in order to easier classify what “WE” are. I guess “WE” are our labels, even if “WE” don’t want them.

Life is pursuit of balance, balance is not giving up on your character to become something that you are not. Balance your being, if you are naturally a giver, don’t stop giving. if you are a worker, don’t stop working. Balance is a life of non-excess, but can there be an excess of being too honest and trustworthy? Has anyone ever be charged with teaching too much, or helping too much? I guess that living in North Idaho I feel a responsibility, to uphold my label, I’m just a “northern redneck”, and we are a different breed (me especially having one parent from Oklahoma, and the other from Connecticut,  and being born and raised in northern Idaho) we accept others burdens as our own. I can’t tell you how many times my Father gave up his weekends helping the neighbors fix their cars or plowing their snow. My Mother fed the hungry mouths of public elementary schools, as well as always being my biggest fan, no matter what my pursuit was (she still is).I inherited all of these traits, when I see someone stuck dropping their child off at the day care down the road, you bet your ass I head over and give them a push. On the way to work someone has slid into the ditch… You got it, pull over grab my tow-strap and shovel and try to make the day a little better than it previously was. (word to the wise, as the roads get worse, leave your house earlier. Not only do you not have to rush *Thus ending up in the ditch* , but you have the opportunity to lend a helping hand, you never know when that stuck car is going to be yours… I’ve been there, and watched people drive by, too busy or too late to help.) So what is it, are you the frog or the scorpion? Will you stay true to character, and do as nature wills. Or will you try to achieve balance, potentially losing it all in the process, and still come to the same fate? Will you find the golden mean? I hate to think of a world where you are chastised, even punished for your good deeds. (Even though we have come to that already) I work with a fair amount of people who have very little knowledge of the world outside of WI-FI. Everyday I try to drop a bit of knowledge about the important stuff, being prepared, survival, firearms, it’s a constant struggle to help them realise that there is more to life then what Iphone you have and what level you are on candy crush. When will we come to the realization that, that is our excess? Maybe the idea of true balance is about what we choose to do, not about who we are? No one told Budha to be less Budha-ish, or looked at Laozi and said “hey let’s only do the Tao thing in moderation alright?” You HAVE to be true to yourself, and you HAVE to find a balance in your actions. We all are just hoping that maybe, someday, we can be something or someone who is remembered not only because of what we are, but because of what we do. If you are not willing to deal with the sting, in order to share the gifts you possess, and who you actually are.. Well then, Maybe I’m just not like you

My View from Here…

According to current cell phone network providers, 72% of the population has a smart phone with internet service connected to it in the United states alone. When we had dial-up internet we would wait for 8 minutes to look at Encyclopedia Britannica so that we would have the chance to plagiarize something crudely and maybe get a B+ on that report that we were supposed to have done yesterday. Now within 3 seconds we can have a Wikipedia back up and be an expert right this very instant… Yet we still hear the same crap regurgitated over and over again. That may be fine for the greater part of the population, but not for us. If you (like myself) spend your days trying to fill your hat rack with real knowledge, then I’m sure that you too get tired of hearing the same false truths.

So I’m going to kick out a few fun facts that you may or may not know in hopes that when some bumbling wikipedidiot states trying to drop some serious knowledge on you, you can fire back, and have their thumbs working overtime to check your sources. 20121221-christmasstory

  • The Christmas Story would have been pretty lame if in the original story Ralphie would have asked for a wind mill! The company Daisy Outdoor Products sold windmills and gave a complementary BB guns with every purchase. The BB guns became so popular that they stopped selling windmills and started selling BB guns. (Yes I bought my son a red ryder BB gun for Christmas, and yes I was more excited about it then he was. But after he gets to be as old as I am, and after he has shot as many thousands of BB’s as I have, he will have a better understanding of why I was the one that wanted to bundle up and head outside to attempt to “shoot my eye out”.)
  • f112abebbd694a0c3e41ebbef42b4f10Bond was actually a Beretta man before he ever changed to the PPK. James Bond originally used a Beretta 418 until a fan of the novels (and small arms expert) told Ian Fleming that the Beretta was nothing more then a small semi auto preferred by ladies. Fleming (taking the hint, before he caught more flak) wrote a scene in Dr. No to detail the exchange and give Bond his Walther PPK (and Just think, if Bond hadn’t carried the Walther, we would only know the PPK as the gun that Killed Hitler (also a fact))
  • 39d0c26093c9e4c11ca3c22ad6a8377fThe (former) most interesting man in the world has a name…  Its actually Jonathan Goldsmith. (Ok so what the hell does that have to do with cool gun stuff?) Have you ever seen the movie “The Shootist” with John Wayne? Goldsmith is actually the bad guy who gets shot between the eyes by John Bernard “J.B.” Books (John Wayne)! If your not impressed by that, think about the fact that back then CGI was non-existent, so he was actually getting shot between the eyes (it took 7 takes) with a specially made pistol that fired blood pellets. If that isn’t a little bit scary to be on the receiving end of, I don’t know what is. I don’t always get shot in the face, but when I do, its always by The Duke. Stay armed my friends.
  • gaston-glock-circa-1988Glocks were designed to be shot left handed. No wait, the guy who invented the Glock originally made curtain rods… Wait, let me explain. Gaston Glock originally made curtain rods and knives for the The Austrian military, in 1980 he purchased a plastic injection molding machine to make handles and sheaths for the knives. He hired 4 employees (who had previously worked at a camera company, creating plastic parts) and ran the whole operation out of his garage. Upon hearing that the Austrian military would be in need of a new service pistol (replacing the Walther p38) He went to the drawing board. At 52 years old (and only 1 year after setting out to do so) he had created his first pistol, patented it, and got a contract for 220,000-something units.Good bye curtain rods, hello small arms manufacturer. Now to the Left handed part. What the Austrian military liked about the pistol was that it was durable, accurate, had ammunition capacity, and was ambidextrous. What they didn’t know was that while prototyping his pistol, he test fired all rounds in his basement, left handed, so just in case he experienced violent disassembly and catastrophic failure he would still be able to design right handed. I guess if I was gonna lose a hand I would choose my left one too.
  • hunting-meme-deerHunters have done more for the environment then any number of tree huggers ever have. Oh boy, just when you thought that my new years resolution would be to not piss off anyone who doesn’t share my beliefs, I use a derogatory word like “tree-hugger”. Hear me out… On September 2, 1937 Franklin D. Roosevelt put pen to paper on the “Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act” otherwise known as the Pittman-Robertson Act. To make a long story short, this act re-purposed an 11% excise tax on firearms and ammo that had formally gone to the U.S. Treasury, and distributed it to the Secretary of the Interior. The Secretary would then use a formula that takes into account the area of states, and the number of licensed hunters, then redistributes that money back to the states to help aid in the management of the animals and there habitat. It worked so well, that new laws have been written in to provide the same protection for fish and the waterways also. How much money are we talking about here? In the Last 50 years it has totaled over $2 billion dollars. Yet another reason why sportsmen are the biggest conservationist that there are.

-Grant Willoughby 01/07/2017-

127,872,000 Seconds….

127,872,000 seconds. That is how far your clocks have been set back. If you would rather hear it in other terms: 35,520 minutes,  or 1,480 days, or roughly 211 weeks. 4 months and 20 days. In 20 days we will have a new President of the United States.But this isn’t about him, it is about you, and I… We the People. Why then do I say that your clock has been set back 127,872,000 seconds,?

Whenever new leadership comes into office, there is always an uprising of sorts, no matter what the ballot count really is. Look at the election of 1800. John Adams vs Thomas Jefferson or should it have been Aaron Burr? Remember, Jefferson and Burr, were actually in a tie, and the House had to vote to figure out who would be the representative for the Republican Party. They dead locked and thus exposed a flaw in the early system of our young  nation (remember that the United States was shy of 4 years old at this time). Tempers flared and there was talks of disunion and civil war, even going as far as to have 2 states rise there militias and prepare to battle the Government if Jefferson didn’t win. Needless to say we were a work in progress, and in a lot of cases still are. Watch the news, look at the riots that are going on all over the country. We still have a lot of learning (and growing) to do.

Trump is not the answer to all of our questions, nor is Clinton the root of all our evils. Our candidates were just a living embodiment of there Nations people, 2 sides to the same coin. If you believe that Trump is going to be able to come in and completely fix our economy, eradicate the war on terror, and completely clean up our government in 4 years?.. Well, lets just say that we have been over-promised and under-delivered before. Do you really believe that Clinton could have outlawed all firearms, reclaimed them all and destroyed them all without a little resistance? All while single-handedly rebuilding the ozone layer, unionizing the whole United States, and providing LGBT equality and racial justice?.. I’m not saying that its impossible, but I would consider highly unlikely the biggest understatement in documented history. These are all problems that go deeper then one persons decisions.  Out of the 318,309,524 people who are currently living in the United States (as of 8:20 A.M. pst on December 31st, 2016) these were the 2 best candidates that we could muster? These were the best?  Really? We voted them in, that being said, that must be what we believe right? I think more so we came to a “T”, in the road and had to make a choice. We had to look past the people, and look at what the potential ramifications would be from our choices. We American’s (as a collective body) have become 10 ply toilet paper (soft), as opposed to making a stand, saying enough is enough and drawing a line in the sand, we hunker behind a figure that we believe will save us from ourselves. All the while forgetting that out future, our destiny, and our salvation is in our own hands and no one else’s.

In 127,872,000 Seconds… 35,520 minutes… 1,480 days… or 4 years and 20 days, where will you be? Remember 8 years ago? how about 4? The Obama administration? Were you running out to Cabelas to buy all the AR rifles and ammunition that you could find? Often times spending 2 or 3 times what retail cost were just so that you would have the opportunity to own something that you feared would become illegal. Were you scared? Did you feel helpless, and feel that you were not being represented? Right now your clock has been set back 4 years and 20 days. This is borrowed time, You have 1,480 days to prepare, not for the end of the world, but for the potential that our freedoms may once again be challenged. Do not fall victim to the scare tactics, but also don’t be blinded by time. Take an active stance about your future and your rights. Between now and then, if you get payed bi-weekly, you have roughly 105 paychecks that will come into your possession. If you alternate between rifle and pistol, and buy one box of ammunition every time you get payed, you will find that  you will have 52 boxes of one and 53 boxes of the other at the end of this time frame. That would be 1,040 rounds of rifle and 2,650 for your pistol. If you put away one dollar a day, you can afford that AR-15 that you always wanted. Were not talking that budget model that you don’t really want, but its the only one that you think you can afford. With $1,480 cash you put yourself in the market for a tricked out standard brand, or even something in the class of a Larue tactical or Daniel Defense. All for just $1 a day.  1,480 days works out to be 208 weekends, or 416 days that fall on the weekend. 416 opportunities to be outdoors, to be hunting, or fishing, or shooting. 416 opportunities to get someone new involved in your passions, and 416 chances to change someones mind about what gun-toting conservatives are really all about. Be apart of the solution, and quit being part of the flock, don’t succumb to the hysteria. We have the control, and we grant that power to them. We make the choices. 35,520 minutes and each one is precious. Spend them wisely, grow closer as a community, and tighter as a family. Use each moment to become informed about what is going on in your Country, and learn about the issues that may effect your life and livelihood. Take charge  of your destiny, and hold true to your values. Its your time, and the time is now, all 127,872,000 seconds of it.

Happy New Year.

-Grant Willoughby 12/31/2016-

A check-up from the neck-up…

Lately I have been doing a lot of talking about hunting… Probably because I have been doing a lot of hunting. I could just go off today about how the ducks were flying great 2 weeks ago, until the channel froze… Or talk about how waking up early  to go do something before last call at the bar  is actually just about the best time a guy can have when the weather gets cold. I could talk about how I spent the remainder of my vacation days (plus last weekend) installing a LVP floor in the living room for my wife. 5 days on my hands and knees pulling enough crown staples to fill a 16 oz. beer can, from the pad under the old carpet… In all reality, it is a survival story, being as if i didn’t install a new floor, my wife was destine to kill me. I live to hunt another day.  But instead I decided to try to kill as many birds with one stone as possible.

We at PWP, Have to be pretty good at rationing our time. With houses, family’s,our day  job’s and responsibilities, we have to find a happy balance between doing what we have to, and doing what we want to. You (I’m sure) and I both know how much that can suck. When The first snow flies in late October/ early November I think “RUT”, not “SNOW SHOVEL”. But, if I want to continue to stay happily married, concessions have to be made, My wife could care less about how falling/ stagnated low barometric pressure really turns on the  bass bite, but she knows that it makes me happy and wants me to go. In so I realize that she would like a new floor and if I have to miss a couple days of prime migration… So be it.

I am not tactical, and I’m sorry. I know that the members of PWP are a varied crowd, from high country hillbillies to the tactics based preppers, and each of you has chosen to become apart of the PWP family for different reason (whatever your reasons, from the bottom of our hearts, we sincerely say thank you). That being said, I have a real strong personal belief that it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, then to open your mouth and remove all doubt. I know a lot about ballistics, I know firearms, and I can understand the principles. I’m just not wired that way. To me almost all things can be traced back to hunting. Its about the stalk, about blending in with your surroundings, about always being ready, and about the mental preparedness to be able to pull the trigger when the chance arises. From dating to self defense I see it the same way. I wont be able to explain to you which is a better defensive pistol drill drill between the tri-lambda and Mozambique, I can explain them both, have shot them both, and can tell you how they relate to each other, but by no means am I an expert, and I don’t want to lead you astray. If you would like to have more blogs that are along those lines, drop us a note and we have some great minds here that would be more then happy to do a blog about them. I’ll just sit in the corner, reading dope charts, and wait until my 34 years of random knowledge is needed again. 🙂

Without you, there is no us. When we first started talking about Our hopes for Post World Patriot, we asked each other what would set us apart from the crowd and what we could share that every other website couldn’t. That is when we started to focus on the word “SHARE” were not talking tweets or re-tweats or Instagram, we were (and are) talking about creating relationships, and actually sharing personal knowledge. We have our skill sets and you do too, I don’t want to talk about things that you don’t care to learn about. So I  cast my nets in hopes that someone would like to learn more or become a part of the conversation. I know that you are all experts at something, and with my history of being a chronic dabbler, I want to know everything about everything. Tell me what you know and tell me what you would like to learn. I can bet that if we throw enough topics around we can all learn something from each other. Skill sets over assets right?

With 1 hour and 36 minutes until the big day, I would like to be the first to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. We at PWP hope that your holiday is filled with warm memories, great food and laughter, and if you are still looking for that extra gift for someone special, you can click this link http://postworldpatriot.com/membership/ and enter Coupon code: TACTICALSANTA, and get a PWP membership for $30, that’s $20 off the normal price. With that membership you will receive the following:

  • 5″ oval Post World Patriot Eagle decal
  • 3″ Post World Patriot PVC 3D patch
  • Post World Patriot Member Oath
  • Members only forums
  • Members only Bartering/For Sale forum
  • Access to members only videos, newsletters, and content
  • Access to members only raffles
  • Exclusive access to giveaways and member contests
  • 10% off all Post World Patriot merchandise from our online store
  • Post World Patriot will also cover the shipping cost of your membership package!

That’s a pretty smoking deal when you think that the t-shirts alone are $20, Buy one for yourself, and one for a friend. Any friend of yours is a friend of mine… but it would be a whole lot cooler if they had one our sweet t-shirts on. Merry Christmas!

-Grant Willoughby 12/24/2016-

Lions and Tigers and Gear, Oh My!

As you read our blog at PWP you can see most of the articles are about a way of life.  Whether it be hunting, fishing, camping, surviving in the wild or urban environments, prepping food,  gardening, etc. we are also avid craftsmen.  We believe that gear is as personal as it gets and if you EDC (every day carry) or have packs at the ready you have no doubt spent plenty of time dreaming about a perfect item, or wished you had a better method of carrying an item or attaching it to another piece of gear.

This weeks article is just a short reminder that we at Post World Patriot have also felt that pain and frustration.  So if your still searching for that perfect gear or have a great idea you cannot find in the public market place be sure to send us a message and let us help you bring that dream to realization.  We currently make custom knives, custom knife scales, build personalized packs, bags and kits that contain only what you want and need.  Not stuffed with cheap or filler items that wont serve your individual needs.

Custom kydex sheath with tek lok for this beautiful BHK
Custom kydex sheath with tek lok for this beautiful BHK
Custom black walnut scales for a damascus tracker
Custom black walnut scales for a damascus tracker
Custom kirinite scales
Custom kirinite scales
Custom molle lock sheath for stiletto
Custom molle lock sheath for stiletto
forged tomahawk
forged tomahawk
We the People ammo airbrushed ammo storage box
We the People ammo airbrushed ammo storage box
The CareTaker personalized all in one survival pack
The CareTaker personalized all in one survival pack

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