Today’s photos, the first two edits.

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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.

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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.

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Short or long rifle forend: new on DefenderOutdoors

Short or Long: Picking the Forend Length

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Очень интересная книга

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

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

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

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How safe is your area? New on AllOutdoor.

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RDB-S Review: new on Shooting Illustrated

Kel-Tec RDB-S Survival Carbine

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Two WW2 commemoratives just made for each other.

Winchester WW2 series | Inland Mfg. M1911A1

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Casting couch for an action movie?

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Testing Kydex holsters for comfort: new on AllOutdoors

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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A Disgruntled Republican

The author of A Disgruntled Republican blog.

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Rare handguns and custom holsters: new on AllOutdoor

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

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Applies to the current desert peaches too

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

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A good birthday party

One of my longtime friends just turned 18. One advantage of dealing with well-raised home-schooled kids — they act like mature humans a lot sooner than most, so Grace and I have worked together since she was 12.

Thanks to various industry friends (Windham, Hi-Lux, Federal, others), her birthday was a little better equipped than most. This photo was made for the upcoming article illustrating how conservatives’ war on women is progressing…so far, they seem to be doing it all wrong. At least the tendency to get arms and training for young women appears counterproductive to the task of properly subjugating them.

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AB Arms/Keystone 722 tactical trainer: new on AllOutdoor

722 tactical trainer

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