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About jurmond

'Jurmond' was the name of my first character in a homebrew D&D campaign. He was a gunslinger and tinker, creating and carrying strange weapons that belched fire and smoke. That was well over a decade ago but I still think of him whenever fiction and firearms collide, so it seems the perfect pen name for this project.

Insurance for Gun Owners

Originally written in August, 2014 This is an incomplete rough draft. I think it’s better to finally publish it than to let it gather any more dust. There has been a recent trend of anti-gunners suggesting that gun owners should … Continue reading

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1-Year Review

Here we are, quickly approaching the end of 2015. It’s been a hellish year. I lost by dear friend a little over a year ago, I was sick for the first 6 weeks of 2015, I spent 2 weeks in … Continue reading

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New version of FourSevens Preon

There’s a new version of the FourSevens Preon lights. Although I dislike the new version of the Quark, the new Preons are an improvement over the old version in almost every way. Personally, I think the old version looked more … Continue reading

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Flashlight Review: FourSevens Preon 2

A few years ago, my wife bought me a FourSevens (formerly 4Sevens) flashlight. This one is a Preon P2. The P1 uses 1 AAA battery and the P2 uses 2 AAA batteries. This makes the P2 a lot longer size but the second … Continue reading

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Warning: Sub60Ounces

I’m back! Yes, after 6 months away, I’m finally ready to resume my sporadic posts. As a start, I’m going to resume my series on ultralight weight AR-15s. I’ve spent a fair bit of time gathering details on different parts … Continue reading

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Featherweight AR-15 Barrels

Today’s post will focus on barrels for lightweight AR-15s. Barrels People far wiser and with far more experience than me have said that a carbine’s balance is far more important than it’s overall weight. I tend to agree. More than anything, I like … Continue reading

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Featherweight AR-15 Introduction

This is the first part of many dealing with ultralight AR-15 carbines. As you may know by now, I am a light-weight junkie! Light weight is EXPENSIVE! But I dream of building an ultra light weight carbine. I don’t know … Continue reading

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Glock-magazine Carbine Roundup

This is a ’roundup’ of all the pistol-caliber-carbines that use Glock magazines. Why? Because Glock magazines are lightweight, affordable, common, and reliable. They’re also single-feed, unlike the typical Uzi, MP-5, or Colt 9mm carbine magazines. In case you don’t know, … Continue reading

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Affordable AR-15 (some assembly required)

I never thought I’d write this, but you can now get an AR-15 for around $600. They used to be $800+ for the cheapest models, and then the buying craze of 2013 happened. Now, the bubble has burst. Everyone bought … Continue reading

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Outland Tracker sandals review

In short, DO NOT BUY! AVOID! AVOID! AVOID! The Good: Cheap Comfortable Adjustable The Bad: Flimsy construction If you wear sandals on a regular basis, these sandals will not last long. I bought a pair at Big 5 Sporting Goods … Continue reading

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Innately Harmful

“Banning guns is the only sensible solution to the problem of gun deaths and injuries in the United States. The idea that we can’t ban them because someone will still attempt to own one, is fallacious and empty headed. If … Continue reading

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Internet in the 90s

I really need to get back to blogging … I have a fair number of posts written that I just need to edit & post. But this has been on my mind for a few months. I watched a viral … Continue reading

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Self-fulfilling Popularity

You may be familiar with the concept of a “self-fulfilling prophesy.” They occur when a person makes a prediction and then that prediction makes the person act in a certain way. For example, a student says “I’m going to fail … Continue reading

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Firearm Accessories 4: Get a Grip on It!

Ok, you have a gun, a case to transport it, a kit to clean it, spare ammo, spare parts, tools, and maybe a laser, light, or red dot sight.  So what else could you POSSIBLY need, right? Well fortunately for … Continue reading

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Firearm Accessories 3: Getting on Target

Ok, you have a firearm with a carrying case, ammunition, magazines, cleaning kit, and maintenance tools. You have everything you really need but there are some more things that can help you put shots on target. Continue reading for a … Continue reading

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Firearm Accessories 2: Keep It Running

Ok, you have a firearm and a way to transport it. Now, you’re ready to start shooting but you’ll need a few things if you want to keep shooting for very long. I’m going to cover ammunition, magazines, cleaning kits, and tools … Continue reading

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Keymod: What’s the Big Deal?

If you don’t know, Keymod is a new-ish system for mounting accessories on rifles. Keymod was released in June 2011. After 2 years on the market, many companies are producing handguards with Keymod slots. So what accessories do we have … Continue reading

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Firearm Accessories 1: Cases

Ok, so what do you need after you get a firearm? The market is certainly flooded with accessories, but what is really important? Today, I’m discussing cases for your handgun or long gun. Regardless of what gun you own, it’s … Continue reading

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Intro to Firearms 7

When it comes to self-defense, it is important to have a firearm that fires quickly, so I recommend semiautomatics and double-action revolvers. They fire each time you pull the trigger. There are many other fine firearm designs, but a slow … Continue reading

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