Monthly Archives: May 2014

New on AllOutdoor: Boberg Arms XR45

Full-size performance in a sub-compact.

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Producing a 2015 photo calendar?

Would any of my blog readers know how to produce and distribute a picture calendar? I’d like to use my RKBA images for that but don’t have the spare time to see the project to completion.

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Today is the 25th anniversary of my family coming to America

On this day in 1989, I flew to New York from Rome (which was a waypoint on the way from the USSR). Today, I flew back Rome to celebrate the anniversary with my parents who discovered America for me. My … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes

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Alexandria behind the gun

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21st Century holster for 19th Century gun

My friend Linoge has a factory chromed 1896 model Mauser. The gun itself was made in the early 20th century, but the design predates the Second Boer War! As you can see, it rides close to the body and makes … Continue reading

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The very definition of “custom” holster

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A very serious gentleman

And yes, it comes with a loading/unloading tool.

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VOIP options for Europe?

Google discontinued 3rd party apps support for VOIP apps on 5/15 and their Hangout won’t provide VOIP on Android for now. What do people use abroad, esp. on Android for calling US not through their cellular voice connection?

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Mixed couple

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Tactical like a polar bear

This lawyer lady has some nifty rifles. I bet this one works well in the snow.

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Amie just posted the first part of her book.

The Gods Defense examines legal issues — and much more — in a world with magic. I read the story last year and plan to re-read as she posts it in installments. I recommend it.

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Dissimilar moods


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Forget guns, just learn karate! Right?

One of the most famous martial arts, karate, evolved on Japanese-occupied Okinawa. While the current sport version concentrates on the empty hand style, the original used a variety of improvised weapons. They weren’t as good as swords or spears, but … Continue reading

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A 75-count can of whoopass.

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Updating old guns to accept optics

TWS and Ultimak rails for AK, Mini-14, M1A, M1 carbine, Garand, Saiga and others.

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Good 22LR ammunition available for sale Info from In my experience, it’s nearly match accurate.

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A very enduring design.

A mostly ambidextrous design, it remains a

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