Category Archives: Weapons

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.

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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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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.44 Mag Smiths

Nightcrawler is an unrepentant Wheelgunner.  He’s also an advocate of the .44 Magnum.  NC sent one gun off to S&W’s Performance Center for special tuning.  The other one, with the short barrel is a gun that S&W gave him as a replacement for a previous .44 Mag that he sent in for repair… which turned out to be unrepairable.    So they gave him some options and he picked this one.  It’s a great little gun.  Looks sexy.  But is exceptionally unpleasant when firing.  The wood grips are just gorgeous, but do not belong on a .44 Magnum firing full power loads.

Because S&W doesn't make an .88 Magnum.

Breaking in a Broadsword

WeTheArmed.com’s Nightcrawler brought out his new rifle.  A Crusader Broadsword, built custom to his specifications.  There is a thread about it on WTA, and I’ll let him tell the story there.

The Crusader Broadsword, at the range, ready to roll.

The rifle feels and handles even better than it looks.  It’s accuracy was impressive even without zeroing the ACOG.
Overall I am extremely pleased with our Broadsword rifle.  It’s not finished, but the potential is there and it’s impressive.

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Armchair Quarterback: Mossberg.

As regular readers of MadOgre know, I like to Armchair Quarterback a Gun Company every once in awhile. No company will ever be immune to my examination. I’m in the mood to take a closer look at Mossberg.
The reason being, is that I think Mossberg is a great gun company and I really like some of the guns they make. The 590A1 is a gun I used as my Patrol gun a long time ago and it was truly dependable. The 500 platform has been a workhorse pump action shotgun, second only to the iconic Remington 870. In fact, that’s been a big “Ford vs Chevy” debate for many years now when it comes to shotguns.
Now Mossberg has a fantastic semi-auto tactical gun, the 930 SPX which I have been running for awhile now and it’s been serving me flawlessly. In fact, it’s so good that it’s made me reconsider my whole outlook on a semi-auto shotgun. Congratulations, Mossberg… You have done very well.
Now let’s take a look at your new line up. You have some interesting guns.
Your Blackwater Series looks like a good line up. The 590A1 looks like it’s set up “just right”. The XS sights and the rail on the top. A+ on that one. Having used the 590 series guns extensively, let me tell you what it’s all about in one word. “Rugged”.
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The most important gun in US History.

I have to agree, the single most important gun in US History… This is it.

What is really impressive about these guns is the pressure they operate at. Not only that, but the number of shots they can shoot before they lose velocity. They used bone for the gaskets. The performance has not been matched with modern materials in modern air rifles. Those air-rifles were truly amazing.