Gimmicks

In the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade we see a lot of Gimmicks.  Some of them look like gimmicks but are actually quite handy for certain specific tasks…  while others look like they could be handy, but are actually really useless.  The king of useless has to be the most persistent one.

I first heard of this guy way back in the very early days of “The Firing Line”.  This gimmick was laughed off the board pretty quickly.  He’s popped up now and again, here and there over the years… insisting that he has the true light and knowledge.

I don’t know his name, but I’ll call him “Finger Shelf Guy.”  He emailed me asking for a link and I was nice to him, saying that this is counter to what I teach so I can’t do that.  The guy bows out and I don’t hear from him again for a week.  Then all the sudden he shows up on WETHEARMED with an all new video about how great the finger shelf is and how everyone else is wrong.  Here’s the thread.  Enjoy.

S&W Bodyguard .380

S&W Bodyguard .380

It’s been some time since my last article for Concealed Carry Magazine. I’ve been meaning to write one sooner, but to be perfectly honest, most of the new concealable handguns that have been coming out have just not sparked much of an interest in me. I’ve been bored with most of the options out there and no one wanted another Compact 1911 article. Most of this time off I’ve been packing SIG C3’s and 229’s and all year I’ve been packing a G23-RTF2 and that has all been from Mark Walter’s bad
influence on me.

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Hello Glock Talk

Shout-out to Glock Talk. Howdy fellas. Thanks for the hits.  Just so you know…
On my hip right now is a Glock 23 RTF2 modified with Warren Tactical night sights, 3.5# Disconnecter and the NY1 Spring, riding in a Sharkhide custom holster from Adams Holsters. Carry loads are Winchester PDX1 JHPs. Backing that up are two G22 mags, one loaded with more PDX1’s and the other with 135 grain Cor Bon’s… namely because I ran out of PDX1’s because I’ve a bad habit of killing prairie dogs with my carry loads.
So, thanks for the kind words. They are appreciated. Cheers!

Why I hate the M-16/AR-15 Rifle

Why I hate the M-16/AR-15 Rifle and variants.


When joined the Army and was issued my first M-16, I thought it was the deadliest rifle ever invented. It was the blackest, most evil looking thing ever. It was pure badass. I was in love… sure, I had jams here and there but that was due to the dirty blank ammunition, right? I cleaned my rifle to the point of “surgical instrument clean” and lubed it exactingly according to the gospel of my Drill Sergeants. When I went to fire it with live rounds and found that I would get an occasional jam. Well, this is because it was an old rifle used by hundreds of raw ignorant recruits like myself. Right?

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Beware Green Bay Fans

This is about the day I almost died… and the day that I too became a Packers fan.
It was a cold December day many years ago. I was in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I was in a family restaurant that was within a stone’s throw of that famous stadium.
The joint was filled with a hungry and talkative lunch crowd. The place was loud with conversations, tinkling of silverware against the flatware, and waitresses buzzing around the tables busy as bees.
The guy across the table said, “So, who’s your favorite football team?”
I remember I had just picked up a french fry and before I popped it into my mouth, I said “The Niners.”
The whole place got absolutely silent. I heard the dropping of a fork on a plate and in the distance a dog barked. Angrily.
You see, that’s Green Bay. By and large, that’s Wisconsin. They love the Packers. No other team has a Home Town like the Packers. No one.
I got two chews on that fry before I quickly said “After the Packers of course.”
Large bearded men sat back down and the waitresses started waiting again. Conversations picked back up and the angel of death turned and walked away from me.
I learned an important lesson then. If you don’t like the Packers – just STFU. I spent a lot of time in Wisconsin, Especially around Appleton, Osh Kosh, and a Rhinelander. But I will always remember that day in Green Bay.  I learned to love the Packers too.

Banner

I would like the thank Martin White for the awesome banners that he made for me. Those banners have been (and will continue to be in the archived site) the “look” of MadOgre.com for a very long time.
But now we are going to a new MadOgre.com and I think it would be nice to have a new Banner or two that gives the new site a new fresh modern – yet appropriately ogrish – look and vibe.
Unfortunately I have zero talent for making digital banners. So I need a bit of help with this. Anyone?

Why a Crusader Weaponry AR?

Why buy a Crusader Weaponry rifle? I get asked this from time to time. If I had to give a short answer, “Because they are awesome”. But it just doesn’t quite encompass the total story behind it.

Keep your eyes on the rifle, guys. (Photo by Oleg Volk)

It starts out with the head of Crusader, Joe, aka “Gundoc” on WeTheArmed.com. He’s a guy that knows just how important it is to a warrior that his weapon be both utterly reliable and accurate. Joe comes background with the US Marines and Blackwater. He’s been there. He is soft spoken, because his work can speak for its self. Joe selects the best parts available, then he reworks them and finishes them. Even the smallest parts. They customer can select his/her major components. Handguards, Stocks, Sights, Barrel Length. The lubrication treatment is applied. Then the weapon is assembled and tested.

The permanent lubrication treatment has been tested against Fail-Zero.  Our treatment lasted twice as long in independence 3rd party testing.

If the customer wants a custom finish applied to the gun, Joe is a certified Master Refinisher from Lauer Weaponry the guys who make Duracoat. There are other guys that say they can do Duracoat, hobbiests… Joe is one of the professionals and the only one in the State of Utah. So there you have it. Crusader doesn’t just throw parts together like other guys do. The result is a gun that looks awesome, that is made to order, that runs slick and fast, that is accurate and reliable. These are the best AR-15 rifles money can buy.

The rifle, look at the rifle... thx Oleg

So what do I do with Crusader?  I’m Crusader’s Senior Trainer.  I will teach you how to get the most out of your rifle, to push it and you to the limits.  For 2011, I am offering a special deal.  A Tactical Carbine course for only a hundred bucks with the purchase of any Crusader AR-15 rifle.   That is a day of training for roughly the cost of a 250 round bulk pack of Ultra Max ammo.  That deal can not be beaten.

Oh, wait.  Yeah.  I can beat that.  With the purchase of Crusader Broadsword rifle (our SR-25 Type) I am throwing in a Free Pass to any Tactical Carbine course.  You buy the rifle and you get the course for free.  No, we are not padding the cost of the rifle.  I’m throwing it in on my own dime.  Get your rifle, come get the training.

Oh, one thing I forgot to mention.  Crusader has teamed up with BattleComp and we are putting these things on our guns unless you specify something different.  It makes a .308 gun shoot like a 5.56 gun, and makes a 5.56 feel like you are shooting a .22LR.  These are great additions to your rifle and worth the upgrade.

Photos by Oleg Volk.