What’s in the tin?

Did she bring enough for everyone?

A slightly exaggerated rendition of both effect and capacity, but a neat movie fragment nonetheless.

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“This machine kills Fascists”

Works on Commies of various stripes, too. Peace and Love, right?

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Better Grips for the Smith & Wesson Victory: new on AllOutdoor

A new Tandemkross accessory for the S&W .22 pistol.

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New edits of old photos.

Back in 2009, I edited one image from a shoot because its strangeness appealed to me.

This week, I edited two more conventional photos because I learned more about editing and could do a better job than before. Photos like these are an interesting time capsule. How does the model look today, eight years later?

Starting from a color digital file, I could do precise color to B&W conversion, edit tone curves extensively, do a lot that would have been nearly impossible in the conventional darkroom. Some geniuses, like Misha Gordin, can do miracles with enlargers. I prefer the crutch of Photoshop. And a philosophical comic strip addressing nudity.

My Facebook link to this post was removed. Curious to see if the reference to the famous statue would also get removed.

 

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YHM8900 integrally suppressed rifle

What to take to a quick trip with a new model to the neighbor’s farmland? Yankee Hill 8900 integrally suppressed clone of a 10-22 with a 1.5-4x Leupold scope. Ear safe with Aguila 40gr subsonics, and accurate enough for the novice shooter to ring 6 inch steel reliably at 75 yards. While the rifle is a 1.5-2MOA shooter, depending on the ammunition, hitting the partly camouflaged steel hiding behind vegetation wasn’t a gimme. A nicely balanced rifle with a good optic really help…without bothering the neighbors with noise.

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Devin Standard, c.2010

Just found and edited an old photo of a friend.

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“Custom” is all about what customers want: new on AllOutdoor

Fighting Sheepdog Rifles

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Bodyguard.

A parent’s duty to safeguard her child doesn’t stop at birth.

(Four years ago.)

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Rhonda Ezell

One of the heroes of the RKBA movement.

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Canik TP9sfx

The longslide version of the TP9 seems to do well in controlled rapid fire. DJ Petrou is pretty fast with the mag changes, too. A full review is coming soon.

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What’s the purpose of the slide vents?

Canik, Walther, Grand Power, other race guns, all have these openings.My first guess was lightening the slide to keep its mass the same as an shorter models. Wouldn’t just thinning the slide achieve the same purpose without creating new paths for dust and sand to enter the gun?

Second guess, for venting heat from the barrel. Just how necessary is that for competition shooting?

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Sarah is back.

Nikita was unavailable, she had to fill in.

(The revolver is a Czechpoint .357, and the stylish hat is from Henschel.)

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Jeff Quinn

Jeff of the Gunblast.com fame.

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Alfa Proj revolvers: new on AllOutdoor

An economical alternative to top brands.

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How much difference do product photos make?

Earlier today, a friend showed me his Belgian-made Browning Hi-Power. He mentioned that it was on the chopping block to raise funds for his business, but I could do photos of it while he still had it. Having looked at his photos, I just had to take my own. These were done very quickly, while I ducked out of the party to the studio.

So I am curious if better photos will help him find a new home for this pistol.

 

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Jard J67

New J67 review by Jay Langston with my photos.

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Portraits

In visible light.

In infrared.

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“You can’t fight the City Hall!” Perhaps, but…

The state, be it the USSR, the Third Reich, The Peoples Republic of Trashcanistan, or the United State of America, can generally defeat a lone dissenter. The only difference between the dissenter being armed or not is the amount of effort and the resources required. That logistical load doesn’t scale well past a certain point. The British Empire found that out in Ireland around 1920 — they could have held onto the island by force, but at greater cost than the place was worth to them.

A single dissident can be escorted to jail under a mere threat of force. One with a rifle might fall to a SWAT team or surrender. It’s possible to scale up the force and use self-propelled cannon and an infantry section to take down a dozen dissenters, but that tends to spread the misery too widely for the rest of the  population to support. And a few hundred thousand people who have the same goal, perhaps something as unambitious as being left unmolested, and are willing and able to resist…they might be left alone in favor of an easier target.

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Lacey’s new rifle

Lacey is a singer and a song writer. She’s now also a competitive shooter. Here’s her new rifle, built with some assistance from UM Tactical.

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Zany Valkyrie

You can see more about this curious device at Forgotten Weapons.

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