Monthly Archives: July 2015

“What’s she doing with my hair?”

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Pole arms and hoplophobes

I wonder why the fans of Markley’s Law don’t annoy the Swiss guardsmen with their helberds or the Japanese history reenactors with spears and naginatas. Seems to me, the users of pole arms are far more appropriate targets for the accusations … Continue reading

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“Hey, I carry one just like it!”

A big advantage of working with competent models is that they can be asked to do a task instead of being directed, minute degree at a time, into a position which mimics doing the task. For example: “Please point the … Continue reading

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The past is a different country.

In reading books written a long time ago, I find many details showing how attitudes evolved since. For example, in the 1917 book “Over the Top” written by Arthur Guy Empey, an American volunteer with the British army, is this … Continue reading

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Why have a light rifle?

To carry the balance of the weight in ammunition, of course! Volquartsen Ultralite .22 action in Blackhawk Axiom stock. The sight is a C-More attached sideways in a custom mount. Black Dog Machine drum with 50 rounds. And a Ruger 22/45 Lite … Continue reading

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A friend is having a sad day today

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Three pounder in a field position

  Just the solution for a small junior shooter: Volquartsen Ultralite .22 action in Blackhawk Axiom stock. Three pound rifle with a tele-stock. The sight is a C-More attached sideways in a custom mount.

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My favorite photo of the day

Alexis Nicole stopped by for a photo shoot today. Gremlin took an immediate liking to her. I can see why — she’s a very impressive and multi-talented young lady.

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Sometimes shorter IS better: a very handy CQB package

This is a Spike’s Tactical 300 Blackout pistol with 8.5″ barrel. It delivers fairly impressive external ballistics, but it’s still an AR pistol and requires specific training for effective use. When a friend came by with a registered short barrel lower (also Spike’s … Continue reading

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Walther CCP vs PPS: new on AllOutdoor

Two very dissimilar Walther pistols for concealed carry.

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FN PS90 vs. Kel-Tec CMR30

PDW vs. magnum rimfire

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Keeping track of ammunition in a multi-caliber environment: new on AllOutdoor

Two possible solutions.

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Film review: Intimate Enemies

Intimate Enemies, 2007 French film about the war in Algiers. Available on Netflix. Plot 8 Acting 8 Visuals 9 Props – 9 Audio effects – 10 Overall — recommended. As war movies go, this one is fairly nuanced. The terrain … Continue reading

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What does this tell you?

TN bans carry in government offices, and the Army bans carry on their bases and offices. Since we know that the signs do not stop determined assassins, we can only guess that the rule-makers are more worried about their own … Continue reading

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Sam Hoster does good work.

What kind of gun would a man make for his daughter? Pretty and functional. 9mm 1911 with her name engraved on the slide. Made by Sam Hoster of Custom Defense.

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Russian legislative logic at its finest

Larger printable file available on request. Translation: Powerful, long-ranged rifles for hunting and sport — legal.But even the weakest pistols for self-defense — banned.Where’s the logic in that?

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A very functional lightweight

At the beginning, AR15 was supposed to be a lightweight carbine. MAG Tactical brought the concept back with AIR15, a carbine that’s under 4.5 pounds with the sight. While it ships with two Magpul 30-rounder, I handed it to my guest … Continue reading

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CMMG and Faxon Piston AR Review: new on Shooting Illustrated

CMMG Mod4 SA and Faxon ARAK21 compared. Since SI placed only some of the photos supplied, I will add one of them below:

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Writer/editor Toni Weisskopf

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Rear-curtain synch with radio controlled flash?

Does anyone know of a way to get rear-curtain synch of studio flash with Canon 5D2? I can trigger the lights with on-camera flash which has that option, but optical slaving is very unreliable outdoors. I’d prefer to use radio, … Continue reading

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