I contacted Amazon about the Kindles. 2 are getting replaced free of charge. The third was out of warranty. 40 bucks to replace that one.
These Kindles are for my boys, wife as an iPad. I like my Smart Phone, but doing a lot of reading on it is less than optimal. Id like a larger reader than my phone for myself… I’m kinda digging the specs on the new Kindle Fire.
I freaking hate ProMag. With a passion. No, I mean it. I could happily burn their factory to the ground and I don’t think I’d think twice about doing it and I don’t think any serious shooters would care.
Do they make anything that works? Seriously, any one thing? I’ve had a couple that worked just fine… for awhile. Then they all went tits up. And new mags from those clowns. Only work, or even fit in the gun, or load to capacity half the time.
Hey guys, I have a few words to say about Slipstream.
I am an EOD technician currently working in Helmand, Afghanistan. I work with Nightcrawler actually.
Gundoc sent me a few bottles of Slipstream oil and a bottle of the Slipstream grease. After Slipstreaming every weapon and knife I could get my hands on, I decided to see what other field applications Slipstream has.
So one day as I was cleaning the gunk buildup from one of our bomb disposal robots’ arm, I decided that a new lubrication was in order. I promptly cleaned then greased every moving mechanism of the robot arm. I have to say it was a wise choice. Not only does the arm become less gunkified,(technical term) it moves smoother and overheats less. A properly working and smooth running arm is, obviously very important when you are disabling IEDs. My favorite part is that it somehow doesn’t get covered in dirt like everything else out here.
Here is a picture of it in action.
Once again thanks to Gundoc for sending me a wonderful product. This is another reason why I am purchasing a custom build Crusader Weaponry rifle with the full Slipstream treatment.
I keep a running tally of things I have Slipstreamed in Afghanistan;
5 different M4’s, 3 different M9’s, 1 M240B machinegun, 1 M203 Grenade launcher opening grip, 1 “Ma Deuce” 50cal machine gun, Multiple folding knives and 2 different bomb disposal robots. Currently working with one of the Marines into letting me grease his constantly jamming MK19
Owen McPhillips has sent us a Holster. I’ve been waiting to get my ATI Commander back from Cerakoting before I took some photos and did a review. Well, Joe’s only going to do my gun when we get a pause in the orders. So part of me never wants to see it again! (But I totally do) Contact him for pricing and lead times. I’ve packed my Commander in this rig and it carried great. Just the right positioning and angle. It’s a solid holster. Now, Owen wouldn’t want me to say this, but I’m going to.
His daughter is suffering from cancer and the medical bills have piled up. He doesn’t want charity, but he would love to make you a holster.
Some time ago, I purchased a Swiss Army Wegner wrist watch. Silver bracelet, blue face, “Military” model. Looks good. You’ve seen it in many Ogre Videos. And then The Nightcrawler Effect hit me. And the watch ejected off my wrist like a Jet Fighter Pilot struck by a Sidewinder.
So I sent the watch back to Wegner to get the bracelet fixed and the crystal (which had been scratched) replaced. After 3 months the watch came back. With a bracelet that was so small I could only get 4 fingers of my hand through. WTF? And the scratched crystal was still there. So I send it back. This time it came back with bracelet that fit perfectly. And its still scratched. I’ll leave it like that.
However, I no longer want it. I’ve replaced it with a Nixon. “The Scout”. So… I’ll put that Swiss Army Wegner Watch up for Trade. Make an interesting offer.
CRKT makes a lot of good looking blades… and they are popular with a lot of my friends and other Gun Owners who are into knives. However there is something about CRKT that is a bit off.
For one thing, it’s their locks… or LAWKS as they say. Gimmicky locking mechanisms don’t make a for a good blade. A good blade is all about the blade. And CRKT has some great looking ones, but the company takes shortcuts. Steel quality, heat treatments… I don’t know what it is with these guys but every blade I’ve had from CRKT has gone dull faster than knife made from silly putty. You take any CRKT knife and it can be made twice as good if they had got rid of the silly gimmicks and concentrated on making really good blades. Like Buck. It used to be that I’d not own a Buck. Now I’ve purchased a couple and they are great knives. Why? They have great blades. A knife is a sharp edge of metal… the cutting edge is the most important. Everything else is just to make that edge usable. Now I know others will say that they had great luck with their CRKT knives. And that’s fine. But I use my knives hard. I’m not saying you don’t, just that my other knives hold their edges a lot better.
I used to be a fan of the Serpa holster. However, the more and more I used them the more problems I had. I don’t recommend them to anyone and suggest just about anything else over the Serpa. A brown paper sack is preferable in my opinion.
Problems I’ve personally seen:
1. Failure to depress lock mechanism completely, which results in the pistol not releasing during a quick draw.
2. The gun being jerked out of the hand somehow, resulting in a draw stroke that ends with the gun being tossed away from the shooter.
3. The lock failing and ending up with the gun being stuck in the holster.
I talked to this guy the other day, and it’s been bothering me. I take Slipstream pretty seriously… and this guy said, “Oh yeah, I tried Slipstream. It’s pretty good. It’s made by a little father and son company in South Jordan.”
“No. It’s not. It’s made by Crusader Weaponry in Murray.”
“Well, I tried it and it’s not as slick NAME WITHHELD.”