New articles

Windham 224 varmint rifle in Dillon Blue Press, page 40.

(Just photos) Remington R5 in Tactical Life.

Posted in rifle | Tagged | Leave a comment

Random strangers on camera

On my way back from Pyramyd Air Cup 2018, I took a snapshot of a young child at Columbus airport. The eye-tracking feature of my new Sony camera worked extremely well, getting the focus just right even at 2.8 fairly close up. The kid’s mother and I talked for a while, turned out she was also heading to Nashville.

Today, I took a few studio photos of them. I’ve only edited one so far, but quite a few came out well. The kid, being a very positive, smiley cherub, stole the show.

The kid’s aunt, his mother’s younger sister, came along for company and also ended up on camera. This way, I met interesting people and gained an interesting local model. I like how things just work out.

Posted in interesting people, portrait, rifle, weapon | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Today’s photos, the first two edits.

Posted in pistol, rifle, sound suppressor, weapon | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Pregnancy and contact martial arts do not mix.

Ranged solutions tend to be more convincing…even before shots are fired.

Obviously, it’s best to have training completed before pregnancy progresses much.

Posted in pistol, self-defense, weapon | Tagged | Comments Off on Pregnancy and contact martial arts do not mix.

Editing old photos

Every so often, I look through old images and find something worth editing. This photo from last year was one such picture.

Sometimes, people from my past reach out and that prompts me to review the archives, finding something editable there. The portraits below date back seven years.

Besides me being a bit better with Photoshop, I think forgetting the original intent of the composition helps with a fresh re-approach to it.

Posted in interesting people, pistol, portrait | 2 Comments

Short or long rifle forend: new on DefenderOutdoors

Short or Long: Picking the Forend Length

Posted in rifle | Tagged | 2 Comments

Очень интересная книга

https://fantasy-worlds.org/lib/id24700/read/ Научно-политическая фантастика.

Posted in book | Comments Off on Очень интересная книга

Half-Pint Sharps .44-40 Win: new on American Hunter

Speaking of time travelers…a special guest from the 19th century is here.

Posted in rifle | Tagged | 5 Comments

How safe is your area? New on AllOutdoor.

Posted in self-defense | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

RDB-S Review: new on Shooting Illustrated

Kel-Tec RDB-S Survival Carbine

Posted in rifle, weapon | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Two WW2 commemoratives just made for each other.

Winchester WW2 series | Inland Mfg. M1911A1

Posted in ammunition, pistol | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Casting couch for an action movie?

Posted in humor, pistol, portrait | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Testing Kydex holsters for comfort: new on AllOutdoors

The only way to find out if something works…is to try it out.

Posted in holster, pistol | Tagged , | Comments Off on Testing Kydex holsters for comfort: new on AllOutdoors

Catching up on last year’s photos

I met Angel by chance late 2015, and we did the first photo shoot Spring of 2016.

Fast-forwarding to October 2017…she made pretty good progress with weaponcraft.

Posted in interesting people, rifle, weapon | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Catching up on last year’s photos

Birthday treats for the rest of the world

On the birthday of the author Amie Gibbons, her fans can get something special too: audiobook of Psychic Undercover, and the latest addition to that series, Psychic Spiral.

Posted in book, interesting people, portrait | Tagged | 1 Comment

Ridiculous, defined

This is a 1954 Chinese type 53 (a clone of the Soviet M44 Mosin carbine). Somebody chopped the forend short, replaced the buttstock with an AKMS folding stock and a pistol grip of unknown provenance.

The end result is a rifle that’s nearly useless for bayonet fighting for lack of a grip space for the support hand, and rather unpleasant to fire thanks to the underfolding stock. That stock, already uncomfortable on the lower-powered, self-loading AKMS, was originally meant for an open bolt 9mm submachine gun (MP38/40) with almost no felt recoil. Every round fired from this bolt action is outright painful.

 

Posted in rifle, weapon | Tagged , , | 16 Comments

Fun with tracers.

Southern Ballistic Research extended range 45ACP tracers combined with the low-recoil gas-operated Alpha carbine add up to fun and fearsome capability.

Posted in ammunition, rifle, weapon | Tagged , | 2 Comments

A Disgruntled Republican

The author of A Disgruntled Republican blog.

Posted in interesting people, portrait | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Rare handguns and custom holsters: new on AllOutdoor

“It pays to build a relationship with a local craftsman.”

Posted in holster, Uncategorized | Tagged | Comments Off on Rare handguns and custom holsters: new on AllOutdoor

Applies to the current desert peaches too

Writer David Burkhead with his own sword and his daughter graphic artist Athena with my vz58.

Posted in interesting people, rifle | Tagged , , | 2 Comments