Monthly Archives: July 2014

Old snapshots: splashing around

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Another killer ape!

A very precocious child.  

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Another awesome work day

Took pictures all day. Got to record the chief of fire-fighters rappel down into a window with a suppressed Tavor in hand, and a bunch of other polite gentlemen play around an MRAP. Fun day.

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Cool people I know


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My typical work day

Taking a break between photos to try out a 300 Blackout barrel for my ARAK21. It worked well and the recoil was almost imperceptible. The optic is a Primary Arms 1-6x. (Photos by Bob Faxon)  

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Nothing but chunks!

Recently, I was present at a Condition 1 beginning AR15 class. One of my models attended, I took photos. At the end of the class, we set up one of the 3D targets from IDTS (designed by my friend Tatiana Whitlock) … Continue reading

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Beretta CX4 Storm carbine

A friend’s article with my photos is up on AllOutdoor

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Expanding the reach.

My photo accompanies Eugene Volokh’s article in Washington Post.

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The price of diffuse light

Until recently, I used a 10ft x 20ft popup tent for getting softer light on sunny days. Bought for $1200, the tent lasted five years and was well worth the expense and the effort required to set it up. A … Continue reading

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Recoil is relative.

Dan Coonan is very fond of saying that shooting his gun is an experience. It does have more muzzle flash and recoil and muzzle rise than a typical wonder-9. Actress Morrigan Sanders, age 16, doesn’t usually shoot Coonans. But not because … Continue reading

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Do you see pop-up ads on my blog?

A friend and I just discovered that, once in a while, a full-screen pop-up ad shows up on my WordPress blog page. Is anyone else seeing that? If so, for how long? Any idea what could have cause this? I … Continue reading

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Boberg XR45-S is finally shipping

If you place your order by Friday, July 11th, they will supply two extra magazines (for a total of four), plus one item of your choice from their hat & t-shirt designs. At $1200, it’s an an expensive pistol, but … Continue reading

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In appreciation of religious benedictions

I can’t believe in all gods at once. If I choose the Greek pantheon, the Hindu gods would be neglected. If the Christian god, then what of the spirits the local natives used to honor? At the same time, I … Continue reading

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Arbitrary laws erode respect for the law makers and law enforcers

I just found out that dashboard video recorders that are ubiquitous in Russia and fairly common in the US are illegal in Austria and Switzerland. It’s a bit difficult to have any respect for laws when they are as arbitrary … Continue reading

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Much orange

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The Importance of Shooting One-Handed: new on AllOutdoor

A consideration when picking your handgun

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Enemies of freedom in their own words.

Tennessee Firearms Association just got gun rights survey results back from the sitting politicians. In total, over 2/3 of the current state politicians are anti-gun and against greater voter control. Of those who are pro-gun, a couple are independent, the … Continue reading

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Moving from gun control to people control.

Post-WW1 Germany had gun control long before Hitler. In large part, it was the reaction to the civil war between Communists and the rest of the populace. One of the first actions of the Nazis after they gained control was the … Continue reading

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Upgrading a rail-less M1911

  Iver Johnson 9mm Eagle M1911 with a Recover grip/accessory rail combination. The original 9mm is the bottom pistol.  Changeover took about two minutes, the resulting grip is slightly thicker than the original and a little softer in the hand.

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