Author Archives: Oleg Volk

Gentleman Jack

One of my favorite recent portraits from Dragoncon. The young lady playing this character is also a talented costume designer.

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Philosopher’s Bullet.

Amusing myself with writing vignettes. Here’s one. Constructive criticism is welcome. ———————————————————- Philosopher’s Bullet. “We can try to fight our way out with just swords in hand and die. Sixty eight men, even in better armor than the savages, won’t get … Continue reading

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Chapa, the new kitten.

After Gremlin died, I felt widowed. A few weeks later, a model from eight years ago reached out to me to offer “Drifter”, a little abandoned kitten found by her friend and bottle-fed by Kirsten.

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A Real Hot Rod caption contest

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Before Olympic air guns — Zimmerstutzen: new on AllOutdoor

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Another review posted.

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A suspicious child

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Tippmann M4-22 review

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Linda Carbine: new on Shooting Illustrated

Wilkinson Arms Linda

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M+M 10x review: new in Shooting Illustrated

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Bio-political musings

Much of the political process can be likened to auto-immune disorders: segments of the body politic hijacking the defensive organs of the society, such as police, to attack other elements of the body. In that way, a small and relatively … Continue reading

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Differences of detail level

I just tried comparing a full-frame 43MP Sony A7R3 and 135/1.8 Sigma lens bought for $1200 to a 16MP micro 4/3 Panasonic GM5 with an adapted FED 50/2.8 lens (E26m) obtained at a used book store for $4. Sony wins … Continue reading

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More SHOT Show finds

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The reader

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The problem with socialism

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Catching up on SHOT Show news

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Firebird Targets Deliver Flash and Thunder: new on AllOutdoor

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Two new Keltec guns: new on Alloutdoor

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“Long guns in the mighty .45ACP”

Dillon Blue Press, page 79.

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Test photos of a new model.

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