No deal, Kifaru shipped

Originally published at Notes from the bunker…. You can comment here or there.

You know, im not the brightest bulb in the fixture but shifting a conversation to “I know this Korean war vet who has a BAR and Thompson he brought back that he wants to sell…” isnt going to do either of us any favors. It happens less often than it used to, but every so often someone will come in and tell me they know someone who knows someone who has some sort of illegal machinegun they wanna sell. Tempting? Sure. Worth acting on? Not a chance.

Theres a scene in “We Were Soldiers”, a Vietnam flick, where Sam Elliots character, a crusty old seen-it-all sergeant, is advised to carry one of the recently issued M16’s.

Lt. Colonel Hal Moore: I think you oughta get yourself an M-16.
Sergeant Major Basil Plumley: Sir, if the time comes I need one, there’ll be plenty lying on the ground.

Same story. If a situation is coming where I need a genuine M4 or MP5 there’ll probably be plenty of them laying around.

Stay away from those ‘friend of a friend has a gun…’ deals, kids. When you bite that hook and someone reels you in your gonna start thinking that youd give anything to have the chance all over again to say “no thanks”.


The bioweapon is progressing nicely. I think he really is bigger than he was four days ago. Maybe he is. He’s starting to calm down and get into a routine, so perhaps theres some uninterrupted nighttime sleeping in my future. Regardless, its hard to overlook the fact that he’s darn cute. Im going to try not to go on and on about him.


Got an email from Kifaru; my new bag will be here Monday. Im very much looking forward to it. The Kifaru stuff is spendy, no two ways about it, but it sure instills a good bit of confidence what with its rugged reliability.