Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Preferred Role of Guns in the Political Process

Recently, I wrote of the limited utility of sharpshooters in standing battles. I also write often about the importance of marksmanship and gun ownership. How do these two statements fit together? Where most of the population is unarmed and untrained, … Continue reading

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A very special MP40

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A new friend.

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Inexpensive range trip with M1911?

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My friend Miles.

Photos for a hat catalog.

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Nice Leather for Good Iron

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A Rifleman Mirrored

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The man who taught me how to use a camera.

My father Ted Volk. Picking on an LSD-based lifeform in Prague. (Photo by Tatyana Volk)

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Fun with social statistics

Let’s postulate a society with several identifiable ethnic groups. All other things being equal, the group with highest birth rates would be considered the poorest simply because their members would be overwhelmingly young. A 20 year old typically earns less … Continue reading

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The Illustrious Jeff Folloder

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Kathy Jackson with a cornered cat.

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After many years of wearing this hat and using it as a photo prop, I decided to check if the same company makes other hats. Found that Henschel Hats makes a huge variety and acquired several for wearing and props. … Continue reading

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Single action details.

Ejector on a Magnum Research BFR in .500JRH

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Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?

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A Pocketful of Wallop

Pocket carry is one of the most discreet ways of going armed. Doing it effectively requires two things: being able to carry the weapon comfortably and discreetly, and being able to present it quickly and effectively. Unlike belt carry, pocket … Continue reading

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The mis-directed fetish of marksmanship.

A really good shooter can make 500 yards hits on bullseye targets. Can he do as well on camouflaged foes who move, use cover and can put literally a hundred times his rate of fire with their squad MG or … Continue reading

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Faxon uppers — a better mousetrap.

At the recent industry shoot, I had a chance to try new Faxon AR uppers. The design is an AK-style long-stroke piston with a FAL-type gas regulator. It allows effective suppressed use without any gas blowback at the shooter. Little … Continue reading

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Billy the King

One of my favorite fairy tales is finally available on-line.

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Don’t wait for a knight in shining armor.

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Cool moustache

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