Enemies of Liberty are ruthless. To own your Liberty, you'd better come harder than your enemies..

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

NC PatCon Weather Forecast

It's a Go!

Here's the link to Brock's place.

Jedburgh Academy

Classes begin in the spring!

1911 & AR Builds: Build your own 1911 or AR (.223 or .308) using Official III Arms 80% lowers, Official III Arms 'Gun in a Bag' (all parts necessary to build your complete firearm!) or bring your own!  Our Instructor will walk you through the process of properly building your own combat pistol and/or rifle.  The best part - no 4473.  The first class will be held at the Jedburgh Academy.  At the end of class you will take home your finished firearm!  Tools, jigs and necessary accessories will be provided. You can also schedule our Instructor to visit your Team in your AO, providing your State laws permit.

Firearms 101/201: Whether you are a beginner who needs proper instruction for loading your first magazine, or work on the fundamentals, or you are a shooter who needs to improve your game so you can confidently enroll in a serious CUTT/SUT program, the Jedburgh Academy is offering courses designed to help.  Hosted at our facility, you and your Team can build the skills needed to confidently contribute to your AO, whether for your personal defense, as a member of your Auxiliary, CUTT or Militia.

More announcements to come!

Fuck Me? No, Fuck You!


Remember boys & girls: When you pick a fight, you surrender ALL crying rights regarding how the other guy fights back.  Proportional response is for The Stupid...

From Vox's place:

So brave. Thank you for this. Fucking Gamma drama queens...

Anyhow, if you happen to work at or with Perficient, you should probably be aware that Jeremy K. Lance is a mentally unstable SJW. Can a responsible corporation really afford to take the risk of continuing to employ an individual like Jeremy K. Lance who is known to have access to firearms, to abuse drugs and alcohol, and who observably poses a risk to himself and others?


Full post is here.

Fuckin' gammas...

Oh, and watch the hamsters runnnnnn!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Region X FTX: AAR

Sandman & Company recently held a very successful, multi-unit FTX in his Region.

Region X held a similar FTX last weekend.  Their AAR is below.  If you are a Region X Patriot and want to make contact with these folks, drop me an email and I'll facilitate the introduction.

Bravo Zulu to all involved on both sides of the country.  Keep 'doing' and ignore the provocateurs, trolls, losers and Hobbyists who don't have what it takes to hang with you.

AAR follows:

We ended up with 63 patriots participating. 

Multiple groups/units were represented from county militia units to sheepdogs and lightfoot and civilian defense groups all from south of Seattle to south of Portland, Or.  

Most had III among them. We were able to initiate Comsec and set up Baofeng as well as Ham comms for all from above Seattle to south of Portland. We are still working on a Ham net, but should be good to go by December. We have Face to Face allies now, and there was no drama or strife between all the different types of units, as all understood we had the same mission. 

Training was provided by the South Sound Civil Defense Group and was above excellent. They covered a lot in a short time: Comsec, dead drops, various code techniques, Combat 1st aid, Combat trauma and triage, wild edibles for our area, Primitive water filtration and more. 

We did glass house and entry/clearing rooms and then patrol with OPFOR . Everybody got a wound card and during training several were marked as wounded, treated and transported to the 1st aid station back at camp. 

Bonds between Patriots were made and the camp fire time lasted into the early mornings, with everybody rallying again around 0800.  We are working together as separate groups with a common goal. And commitments for further comms and training have been made. All left with more things to do to this end.


And That is how you do that, Patriots.

Quit Resisting!

Details & video here.

First, the lawyers?  


RLR & The Judge

What if the rights and principles guaranteed in the Constitution have been so distorted in the past 200 years as to be unrecognizable by the Founders? What if the states were mere provinces of a totally nationalized and fully centralized government? What if the Constitution was amended stealthily, not by constitutional amendments duly passed by the states, but by the constant and persistent expansion of the federal government’s role in our lives? What if the federal government decided whether its own powers were proper and constitutional?

Details here, lead story.

Grigg: When Insulting the Police is a "Crime"

I used to be stunned when I considered how many people 'Took the Oath' and ultimately demonstrated that they had zero comprehension of what 'Constitutional' means, much less 'Natural Rights' - especially in the ranks of LEO.

Now, I am just resigned.

Hard Things are imminent.  

Here's Grigg's piece.

Citizen Close Combat


A friend mentioned yesterday: "If you aren't training, you are hoping that your enemy isn't training."

Darwin is gearing up for an epic hunt, folks.  

That is all.


In other words, the country - one can no longer credibly refer to the USA as a "nation" - will belong to their posterity. Not yours. And it will not be at all surprising if those new "Americans" harbor even less allegiance to the U.S. Constitution than we, our parents, and our grandparents have demonstrated by betraying the very purpose of that document.


Walter Williams on Liberal Reasoning

Intellectual Honesty must be the cornerstone of all inter-personal relationships.  Without it, there is nothing but quicksand beneath every facet of the interaction.  Principles must not be subject to the whim and desire of the moment - but solid, regardless of the circumstances.  

And Good Men who say nothing are, indeed, the shoulders that will fail Humanity.

Here is Williams pointing out the obvious - because so few focus on the obvious.

Monday, September 28, 2015

A Serious Fast-Draw Sheath

Many of you recognize the KA-BAR fast-draw sheath I have used for a while now.

A local III Patriot has built a similar model, featured in the video above and image below. The hard part for building a fast-draw sheath is making it tight enough to securely hold your knife until it is time to draw.  I have several such sheaths in my collection from notable leather shops that simply don't get the job done.  If you choose a fast-draw sheath, which I define as having no retention straps, you can't afford for that blade to bounce out of your sheath when you run or tumble.  

This sheath hits the sweet-spot!  Watch the video again - I dropped it from nearly 18 inches and again from 12 - and the full-sized KA-BAR didn't budge.  I practiced with it and found it to be lightning fast on the draw.

Excellent craftsmanship!

Do you have a need for a fast-draw sheath?  Drop me an email and let's see if we can get this Patriot to take orders!  Not a KA-BAR guy?  Maybe we can get him to build for other knives...

Blue Skies

The last few weeks have been busy and productive for the III - both for our local AO and for the national III projects in which we are involved.

Local:  The potluck over the weekend was outstanding.  A local Patriot and ally reached out to several Liberty groups in our AO and got us all under the same roof on Saturday. Progress was made - the first steps of coordinating an AO-wide network of cooperation have been taken.  

We've had the pleasure of having a wonderful III Patriot in town for the last 10 days or so, as he closed on his new home.  The group of Patriots migrating to this AO is impressive - as is the group of Patriots who have lived here all their lives... 

If you've been watching this blog, you know we are gearing up for our Fall Construction Phase I as discussed at PatCon.  Vaults and square range improvements are first on the list.  In-town the construction program on the workshop begins late this week.  You've seen some of the capital assets we've had delivered - more in the queue.  There is much to accomplish before the first snow hits!

It is amazing what can be accomplished when you have a competent, motivated Team of Patriots all working together to pull the rope.  As you build your Team - whether Local or National, choose your allies carefully.  I can attest that permitting even one bad apple/quitter/provocateur into your projects can cause headaches.  But such mistakes are not fatal - just maneuver them from your sphere, and get your project back on track.  III Arms, III Society, et cetera all prove you can withstand Bad People, if your project is sound. 

The next two weeks will be just as busy.  Beginning today we have discussions regarding the Jedburgh Academy scheduled, legal paperwork regarding several projects that must be set in motion, construction oversight, inventories to build, and much more.  Several local Patriots are launching new businesses.  We all have full plates.

Get to work, folks.  Tempus fugit...

Friday, September 25, 2015

Acta non verba - In Pictures!

When serious III Patriots build a Team and work together for Rightful Liberty...

And that is how it is done.

More to come, Patriots...

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


The comment threshold has been changed.  Too many spambot comments.

We'll turn it back in a week or two and see if the bots go away.

Comms Training: Washington & Minnesota


Do, or do not.  Your choice.

Fair warning: There will probably come a time in our immediate future when silence becomes frightening.

Learn to listen.

Only Ones & the III

David Codrea coined the 'Only Ones' phrase.  In recent weeks and months we have seen the 'Only Ones' attitude appear in the III community from particular quarters.  The slaps at Militia and non-.mil and are quite illustrative.  This is only one avenue of attack currently being employed against the III in attempts to create divisions and damage morale and cohesion.  

If you have any doubts that the III as an entity is under a coordinated and financed attack, simply increase your altitude and look at recent events from a sufficient height.  Use your objective lens to see the Alinsky tactics being employed.

The 'Only Ones' attitude is repugnant to most of us.  In addition to the attacks upon the III, the news has been filled over the last several months with the fallacy that American LEO are under attack.  Enemies of Liberty are using that fallacy to push for everything from more gun control to a campaign against 'hate groups'.  Make no mistake, you are considered part of a Hate Group.  You are considered as someone who needs to 'be dealt with.'

I'll take just a moment to pierce the 'LEO are under attack' meme.

Most Americans like deer.  They are attractive animals.  Cute, even.  You'll be hard-pressed to find an American who doesn't like Bambi.  They are herbivores - they do not eat children. They are not scary. The biggest problem we have with deer, as a society, is that they eat our gardens and are a hazard when we drive.

We like deer in America.

And a small subset of Americans kill millions and millions of the critters every single year.  A quick scan of annual harvest numbers across the country suggests at least 10 million are taken each year for the freezer.  The harvest in just 3 states (Michigan, Texas & Idaho, as a random sample) exceeds one million deer each year.  We shoot them with pointy sticks that make them bleed out, and with devastating bullets that shatter their bones and rip their flesh.  We slaughter them.

And we like them.

There are just about one million badges and guns in American LEO.  

Just how long do you think the Open Season would need to be to harvest a million or so bad Americans enforcing Tyranny upon their neighbors, if even a tiny minority of people decided to go hunting?

126 LEO were killed in 2014.

LEO: If Americans ever decide to hunt you, you will not lose 126 per year.

You'll be extinct in months.

Fuck around and find out...

Four relevant pieces:




And a III/Kerodin classic.  Read the comments...

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Fair Warning

The native people of Britain were conquered by the Romans more than once. After the first time they waited for several years and then attacked the Roman bureaucrats, the military, and the natives who had collaborated with the Romans. In some cities, with populations of tens of thousands, they killed every man, woman, and child.

From Joe Huffman, here.

Big problems require Hard Things to remedy.

We have BIG HONKIN' PROBLEMS in America.

Hard Things are in our future.  

If you can't handle that, then you are part of the problem, Cupcake.

From Stakz

IFF, folks.

Your life really is in the balance.

Here's the piece.

France - America's Future

This is where we are headed.

Unless the Marxists and Useful Idiots among us are put down.

French far-right leader to face trial for inciting racial hatred

Tactical Winter in Texas 2016

Can't make it to West Virginia?

Consider Texas after New Years.


How much you currently know is not as much as you want and need when the world goes sideways.

Train, folks.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Continued light posting

Just a heads-up that posting will continue to be limited for at least the next two weeks.  We are grateful to have another III Patriot with us in town this week, equipment deliveries continue, construction activity begins next week, we are consulting with several Patriots who are starting their own businesses, have the local AO Potluck this weekend, planning and logistics for the launch of the III Society Tour - along with typical daily training schedule and general life activities.  

We have a lot to accomplish on an aggressive timeline.  More III roll-outs in the queue, and updates on III Arms, III Comms, and more as warranted.

We'll post at least daily, but unless something significant happens, don't expect a lot of commentary or analysis.  Most of us are far beyond the need for perpetual discourse on the theory of Liberty - if you aren't getting your hands dirty right now to improve the chances of survival for your Tribe, you're late.

Train, folks.  Shoot, Move & Communicate.  Auxiliary.  Strategic Services.

Everything else is Squirrel! & Camel Toe!

Don't be the guy caught with Milfy Monday on the screen when SHTF...

Handling SJWs & Alinsky-esque Useful Idiots

Whether you survive the attempted purge or whether you don't, it's very important to observe who has defined himself as an ally, an enemy, or a neutral party during the process. The choices people make will pleasantly surprise you about as often as they disappoint you. Once everyone's choices have been made clear, your task is simple. Target the enemy at every opportunity. Hit them wherever they show themselves vulnerable. Play as dirty as your conscience will permit. Undermine them, sabotage them, and discredit them. Be ruthless and show them absolutely no mercy. This is not the time for Christian forgiveness because these are people who have not repented, these are people who are trying to destroy you and are quite willing to harm your family and your children in the process. Take them down and take them out without hesitation.

From Vox - here.  I commend it to you all.

IFF folks...

**UPDATE** Fran Porretto chimes in, here.

Heh - Never Apologize.  Never Explain.

(I'd apologize if I was ever wrong...  ;)

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

MVT Square Range 2!


Awesome work.


Sidenote: Improvement to the Square Range at the Jedburgh site is part of the Fall work schedule.  Work begins in about 10 days!

Acta non verba...

Get some...

People who do things...

Link to the original - here.

No F'n Game, indeed...

These 20 scientists endorse sending you to prison for not shutting your mouth about global warming/climate change/whatever they call it this month.

Jagadish Shukla, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Edward Maibach, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Paul Dirmeyer, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Barry Klinger, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Paul Schopf, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
David Straus, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Edward Sarachik, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Michael Wallace, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Alan Robock, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Eugenia Kalnay, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
William Lau, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Kevin Trenberth, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO
T.N. Krishnamurti, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Vasu Misra, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Ben Kirtman, University of Miami, Miami, FL
Robert Dickinson, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Michela Biasutti, Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY
Mark Cane, Columbia University, New York, NY
Lisa Goddard, Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY
Alan Betts, Atmospheric Research, Pittsford, VT

America is filled with diseased Souls and Useful Idiots in every facet of life.  The overwhelming majority of your countrymen will throw Principle under the bus for nothing more than Ego - imagine what they will do for an extra bread chit.  And do not forget all those 'Good men who do/say nothing...'  This is why America is bleeding out.

Understand that, and prepare yourself for Hard Things.

Link to the Scientist piece - here.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Sparks31 Sends

I urge you all to follow this lead. - K


From Sparks31:

This weekend, I will be teaching  a class on "Scanners, Security, and Surveillance" in Central Wyoming.  The class revolves around the following questions:

What is the relationship between the three?
How are they important to the 3%er and prepper?
How can they be used to your advantage?
How can you protect yourself?
What skill sets can you improve?
What do you need to know?
What gear do you need?
What can you DIY?

After the class, I expect there will be some LMIs in the American Redoubt who will be better prepared, knowledge-wise, to weather the uncertain future.

There will be no troll(bot)s disrupting communication like they do in the blogosphere.
Local people will get together with each other and build community.
They will learn a useful skill.

Now ask yourself the following questions:

What will I be doing this weekend?
Will I learn something new?
Will I teach someone a skill that I'm proficient in?

Some of you, out of a sense of self-justification, asshole trollishness, or whatever, are going to reply to this message.  Regardless of your reply, your words mean nothing.  Nobody knows who you are, if you're telling the truth or not, or if multiple people are running under the same pseudonym. All a blog reply is, is a bunch of meaningless words unless they point to something useful like https://sparks31.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/sparks31_free_book.pdf .

What does matter? What you do in the real world, in meatspace. Not idle words posted to some blog.

Here's what I'd like you to do: 

1. Don't reply to this blog entry, unless you are indicating a reblog somewhere.  Obviously troll(bot)s and general assholes will reply anyway, and be outed for what they are. Deeds not words.

2. Shut off your computer or Internet consumption device.

3. Either learn something new, or teach a skill you are proficient in to someone.

In regard to #3, I'll be in Fremont County, Wyoming teaching a class and you are welcome to join us. Just email me via sparks31@unseen.is for the info.



Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Acta non Verba

There are Teams of III Patriots across America - online and offline.

Some are serious.  Most are not.

Some build and create.  Some seek only to destroy and divide.

Some have tangible results.  Most do not.

Some of us are building Teams of productive and serious Patriots - Patriots who build things, grow things, create things, and support one another.  Some, do not.

Choose wisely.  

This ain't no f'n game.

More to follow.

Hard Things

"Morgan encouraged his sharpshooters to pick off enemy officers, whereas a kind of gentleman's agreement existed in European wars to spare the opposing leaders. As an Indian fighter Morgan had concluded that there was nothing cavalier about war; it was an ugly business, with one's chances of winning enhanced by crippling an opponent in any way possible, not by following time honored rules and customs." Daniel Morgan - Revolutionary Soldier by Don Higginbotham

Hard Things are coming our way, folks.

That whole Countervalue concept seems to make many Patriots slip into avoidance behavior, and from what I have seen, causes serious brain cramps.  Whatever your position, get it sorted now.  Everything you love is under threat of destruction.  They are coming.

My thanks to Alan for the timely reminder of the quote above.

That is all.

Local, local, local...

Sept. 19: Emergency Preparedness Conference.  9am at the firehouse.  At noon we change venues for the JJS Comms workshop.

Sept. 26: Liberty Potluck in Fernwood, Id.  Event begins at noon. Groups in attendance include the Republican Liberty Caucus, Sons of Liberty, III, Benewah County Constitutional Speakers Forum, John Birch Society, and more!  Bring a dish and join in the discussions. Contact K for more details.

MVT Training Calendar here.  How many people in your Tribe can you send to MVT? Even if you can't all make it from your Team, at least designate one person and send him for serious training that he can bring back to your CUTT.

Sept. 19-20 Riverton Wy: Sparks31 'Scanners, Security & Surveillance class.  For all our allies and members in the Carolinas - book a slot in the April 2016 class ASAP, before it fills up.  Details here.

September 30: NC PatCon - details here.  If you are east of the Mississippi, you should be there.  It's that simple.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Utilitarian Elegance

Can you roll your own?

And so it goes...

A few members of our local Tribe were interviewed over the weekend by a pair of UK Ph.D.s (one from Scotland the other from Ireland) who are writing a book on the Redoubt.  At lunch the lead Professor asked my opinion of Europe (in the larger context of our discussions during the afternoon).  

I answered that Europe is on the same path as America, only further along the journey.

I think this story supports that assessment: UK Police behind effort to ban knives to end knife violence - here.  The primary group is here.

Don't think American Enemies of Liberty have any intention of stopping once they get your firearms.  

Then they'll come for your Henckels...

When you see mass migrations toward Germany, remember...

...Bad People profit from misery and destruction.  

And when there is insufficient misery to support profit margins, they simply create some.

Need to sell guns and ammo?  Just start a war.

Here's the piece.

Region X III Patriots: FTX

Hey brothers, You are invited to Castle Rock, WA for a FTX on the 25th thru 27th of September. Comsec will be set up for all on this side of the cascades.

All III % are requested to show and stand up now. 

Understood if you can just come on Saturday (26th ) which will be the most important day .

Primitive bivwac area only. Training will be comsec, code, dead drops, general radio op and procedures, 1st aid, edible plants of PNW, glass house, TBA range and survival and more.

Free training, but food from Mess will have a small charge.

Contact : Lonesomewolf_iiipercent.com for further. 

Monday, September 14, 2015

.Mil Surplus Vehicles

One of the III businesses coming online soon is going to offer refurbished vehicles suited for bugging out.

While I have my own ideas about what makes a suitable bug out vehicle, I'd like some input from those of you who have experience with Mil Surplus rigs.  What are the pros & cons of generally shopping the surplus market?  Have the vehicles been sitting so long they have problems?  Were they generally well-maintained during their service life?  Any insights will be helpful.

Oregon III: October

Read the story, here.

If you can be there, email K.

**UPDATE** Thanks to J for this link - the chronology of abuse against the Hammonds.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Going on a little Walkabout...

Got some more stuff to handle in the real-world.

And a bit of hunting...

...not the whiny little bitch.

Be the bus...

Have a nice day.

Sept 26 & 30th

September 26th - Liberty Potluck in our AO: Email H if you'd like details.

Sept 30: NC PatCon at Brock's place - details here.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Lights Out

Thank the Gods that RevWarIII will not be fought by - or in - the blogosphere.

Godspeed, Sparks 31.

Sparks31 Upcoming Classes

There are ways to determine the truth and get accurate information.

I’m the guy who can teach you.

And the class is this month.

Or would you rather stay caught up in the NET and the WEB?


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

MVT Rifleman Challenge II Reports

Full classes.

Training Standards.


Report I: here

Report II: here

Report III: here

Outstanding to all.

Already looking forward to Rifleman Challenge III - are you up to the standard?

More Goodness from T.L.


Patriot Canteen

Help the guys get the Patriot Canteen operational - here.

By the numbers - 1.8:1

A nation filled with 318,000,000 people is managed, day-to-day, by just over 7% of their Countrymen.  That 7% represents all those people who take taxpayer dollars while officially working for .Gov to ensure the mechanism of government grinds forward, enforcing the laws, regulations, rules and diktats of a much smaller subset of people.

Of 318,000,000 people, roughly .6% carry badges and firearms, and have the powers of arrest, to be the enforcement arm of the 7%.  The LEO number is misleading in that of those .6% most are bureaucratic in nature.

A very tiny subset of all Americans has managed to work across generations to impose their will on 318,000,000 Countrymen - with fewer than 1 million willing to point a weapon at you.

Look around you.  Of the 7% who work for .Gov - how many are morally entitled to the paychecks they earn?. Now factor this into your matrix: Of that 7%, how many go to work every single day and in the course of their 'job description', take an act that in some way infringes your Natural Rights and helps destroy our economy or corrupt our children?

As a whole, the American population lost about 2% during the Civil War.

7% - it's just a number.


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Kim Davis

Can someone please point me to the bloggers who took point for the III to establish a contingent of at least a few III Patriots at the Kim Davis vigils and rallies in Kentucky?

I know I probably just missed it because I took a few days away from the blogs, knowing everything in the III world was in such capable and proactive hands, but I can't seem to find much.

Curious, that...

The weekend behind, and upcoming goodness...

Holly and I want to say thank you to our friends who visited over the weekend, with their beautiful boys.  Our local Tribe is growing, with the sort of people you want near you in both good times and bad.

Local, local, local, folks.  

September Liberty Potluck: We look forward to seeing those of you who plan to attend the event September 26th here in the AO.  

**Special Request**  Tactical and/or Hunting Coats - what is the Brand/Design you currently use, or want to use?  Any design mods you can suggest that you'd like to have built into a 3-season coat?  We need some input for one of our Tribe who is starting her own shop.

Personally, I have a few ideas about a solid Combat Smock...

Come & Get Some...

Yapfest Dec 5/6: here

MVT Rifleman Challenge II AAR: here

MVT September Class Opportunities: here

Sparks31 Comms Training: here

Friday, September 4, 2015

Kit Lange: The Concept of Innocent Until Proven Guilty in the Patriot Movement

UPDATE: Pete's perspective.

The man defines gravitas.


Here's the piece.

An outstanding bit of counsel we should ALL seek to emulate more often.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Today's Face of Tyranny in America

Kim Davis - put in jail for refusing to marry homosexuals in Kentucky

What do we do as the III?


Opera non verba has multiple meanings - including 'Watch what they do, ignore what they say..."

Communist Party takes star role in China's war parade - here

U.S. Shadowing Russian Ship in Atlantic Near Nuclear Submarine Areas - here

Five Chinese Navy Ships Are Operating in Bering Sea off Alaska - here

Nothing to see here.  Move along, Citizen.  The Russians still move their troops by trains! The Chinese have no plans outside their current borders!  Golitsyn was a plant!

Fact: You need more bullets.  Team BearDragon may never set boots on US soil - but they sure would like to watch us burn to the ground.  And, they have more than a few agents inside our wire helping start fires...

These guys are not afraid to work...

Sparks in Alabama, here.

Max AAR, here.

Patriot Canteen Project, here.  Throw these guys a few bucks - acta non verba.

The only way the III prevails is less yap, more work.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

III Arms Update

CNC Machine - or a very expensive Dremel engraver
 if you are afraid of it or don't know how to use it.
The picture at right is a CNC machine.

Firearms manufacturers (true gunsmiths) use the CNC machine to take a piece of blank steel like this and turn it into a 1911 frame, like below.  

The gunsmith then uses the CNC to mill (cut from steel) your slide.  These are the primary components of the 1911 build.  They represent the heart and soul of the 1911.

A parts assembler, however, does not use his CNC to actually build firearms.  To a parts assembler, the CNC is nothing more than a very expensive engraving machine - a Dremel that costs $25k.

A parts assembler ignores the CNC and buys a frame and slide set from a real gun manufacturer - such as STI, for instance.  He then assembles the parts into a firearm.  He may even be a decent painter.  Proof?  If you own a III Arms (WV) 1911, look at your frame and see if it is an STI frame or a III Arms frame.

When we discussed launching III Arms on this blog, we discussed hiring a real gunsmith who would build firearms.  Sadly, I made a mistake and we ended up with a parts assembly guy who could do a decent paint job.  We all agreed that III Arms would be the first of several business venture to use profits for the Citadel.  Mea culpa.

However, III Arms has survived my initial personnel mistake.  The first 1911 from one of several new professional gunsmiths arrives in about 6 weeks.  It will NOT have 'STI' stamped on the frame.  In the next week or so Holly will also announce a new facet of III Arms that will be noted as a milestone in the 2A world.  Holly has put together a brilliant twist to build III Arms into more than merely a firearms manufacturer.

III Arms is still standing, and stronger than ever.

Acta non verba.

**For III Patriots who purchased a III Arms (WV) 1911 and rec'd an STI frame/slide, I take the position that you did not receive what you were promised.  In due course Holly intends to announce a buy-back or trade-in for those of you who want to own a genuine III Arms 1911 - as you were promised.