Bullet Proof

A friend gave me an old Military bullet proof vest and an extra ballistic panel.  These are out-dated units and well beyond the years they are certified for protection. He was going to give them to someone else, but that person mentioned putting it on and having someone shoot him.  So I got it.

As soon as I get a proper laptop that can process video again… There will be some fun subject matter!   I have a lot of videos planned that I want to do, and now I think I’ve just come up with a half dozen more.

Raising the kids right

One of my younger boys is learning to play the guitar.  He has a lot of interest in music and has developed an interesting skill.  You can play him a song, and he will tell you what song it is, and who it is.  He even nailed a cover.  He’s pretty awesome at this.  Oh, this is within Country and Rock music… mainly Rock, and specifically Metal.

I’m sitting here at home at Ogre Ranch, with my foot up… listening to some music.  I have Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” playing.  And he didn’t know who Metallic was.

This was one of those “I have failed as a Father moments.”  Not as bad as when one of my boys said he didn’t know who Bugs Bunny was… but still.  He home schools, so this hole in his education will get filled.


Armchair Quarterbacking: TAURUS handguns

Part One.

Here we go again guys… Yes, I know its so soon since I just did Mossberg.  But I’ve some thoughts on Taurus here and now.
Taurus has come a long way, Baby.  These guys have made a mint on the Judge revolver series, and everyone knows all about them, even people who don’t know guns.  Because according to one guy that says he knows a guy that is friends with a guy that hunts ducks with them.   Well, I’m not talking about the super serious, uber deadly Judges.   We’re going to talk about the other stuff Taurus makes.
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Looking for a good knifemaker

I’m looking for a good knifemaker. This Maker will pretty much handle all of Crusader Weaponry‘s blade orders after payments are processed. The knives will be of a specific pattern, large, a high carbon stainless steel, simply media blasted and then Duracoated. Handles are simple scales on a full tang.  There will be two patterns for the customer to pick from.  These knives will be offered with rifles as a package, and sold individually.

This is an opportunity for a skilled knifemaker to make a name for himself, grow his business, and get some promotion.

If you think you can make some blades for Crusader, send me an email.

Shoot them all the way to the ground!

Our friend Terry over on WeTheArmed made a hillarious spoof. The story goes back to the merciless mocking of a super serious training video:

Remember… it has to be “brooom!” That’s funny stuff right there.
Here’s Terry’s improvement on the fighting style:

I have to admit that I like Terry’s style better. The old guy just ends with pointing the gun in the target’s face at an inch away. Why end there? Knock the target down and finish it off Gangster Style! Because no court would convict you on this… it was totally self defense and not an opportunity to just straight up kill someone… no…
I bet Massad Ayoob totally teaches the same thing. I mean, this guy here, whatever his name is… he dropped the name Colonel Applegate, right? Yeah, totally legit.

Guest Post: The Deadliest Gun

The Deadliest Gun:  By Tim Elliot

The M1917 Browning Heavy Machine Gun

The legendary M1917 Browning machine gun was responsible for plenty of soldier’s deaths from World War I through the beginning of the Vietnam. The M1917 was a heavy belt-fed water-cooled machine gun that was commonly mounted on Jeeps. Extremely impressive for its time, the M1917, which was used primarily in WWI, had a firing rate of 450 rounds per minute while its later incarnation the M1917A1, which was used during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, had a firing rate of up to 600 rounds per minute.

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Slug Gunning to 400 yards.

One of the things I did at the range today was to put my slug gunning to the test.

The 300 yard target is a plate the shape of a Ram.

300 yard target plate.  I missed once or twice, finding my hold.  Then hit it at will. Then I turned my attention to the 400 yard target.  I pictured the ballistic arch in my mind, held the sight accordingly, and made the hit.

I have no video of this, but I have an Air Force EOD Tech as a witness.  My friend Nightcrawler was there and saw it.  So he can testify that I’m not making such crazy bold statements off the cuff.

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The Cell Phone Thing

I don’t like cell phones, but I like technology and gadgets.  For the last 5 years or so, I have been without a cell phone.  I remember clearly my last one.  When my contract ended, I called the service provider (alltel) and told them that due to the crappy coverage, bad signal, dropped calls, and general nightmare of dealing with their customer service… that I was canceling my service and will not renew my contract.  During this call, the signal was crappy and the voice was cutting in and out…  So I threw the phone.  It skipped across the water about 12 times, which is the best that phone ever performed.

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