Archive: November, 2007

Away on holiday

I am going on holiday for two weeks and will not be able to post until 16 December. Please check back then. Unfortunately I will not have internet access for most of the time I am away and I will not be able to respond to email.

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Gun Font

This font is very very cool. For each letter there is a gun glyph (image) . It has everything from derringers to assault rifles. Here is an example of some text using the font It works on both Windows and Mac OS X. The 2nd Amendment font can be downloaded here. Enjoy!

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3rd world soldiers…

… and their use, or lack of use, of iron sights amazes me. From MilitaryPhotos.com Palestinian police officers loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas violently dispersed a demonstration against the Annapolis peace conference, and medical workers said one protester was [Read More…]

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.50 BMG Alternatives

If you live in a state or country that does not allow civilian ownership of .50 BMG rifles there are alternative cartridges with similar ballistics to the .50 BMG. Ammoguide.com compares the .50 BMG, .510 DTC, .416 Barrett and .50 Fat Mac. More here.

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Captured M16s

From MilitaryPhotos Armed Forces of the Philippines chief general Germohenes Esperon (L) and Philippine National Police chief general Avelino Razon (R) hold a rifle during hand over ceremony of captured, confiscated, surrendered or recovered firearms at Camp Aguinaldo [Read More…]

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Ugliest modern pistol

I think the Yarygin PYa / MP-443 “Grach” pistol, which was adopted as the Russian army and law enforcement service pistol, must be the ugliest modern pistol. What do you think? It fires the 9×19 mm 7N21 cartridge which is just a very hot 9mm Parabellum. [Read More…]

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Shotgun use in war

Hell in a Handbasket has an interesting post about the use of shotguns in war. Every war the United States has taken part in has seen the troops using shotguns. During WWI, the firearms firm of Winchester even modified a design dating back to 1897 so a bayonet could be [Read More…]