UPDATE: Blog posting will resume on 29 December. Words are cheap, especially online, and so is hard for me to convey real sincerity, but I will try. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you! I want to express my profound gratitude to you, the loyal readers of [Read More…]
Category: Other Gear & Gadgets
To industry, public relations and media professionals: if you would like to schedule a meeting with me at SHOT Show, please email me ASAP. My schedule is filling up fast and soon I will not be able to accommodate you.
Vat19 is selling a very nifty bottle-opener make from a demilitarized .50 BMG round. The bottle openers are priced at $20 and a portion of the proceeds go to Travis Manion Foundation. The site is currently out of stock but they say they will be getting more in tomorrow. [Read More…]
A NY-based Chinese-national artist recently created an impressive daylight pyrotechnic display using 8,000 anti-missile countermeasure shells. Photos of the display can be seen at the DailyMail. [ Many thanks to Mik for emailing us the link. ]
Earlier this year Chuckyzord guest blogged about his DIY replica SKS. Yesterday he emailed me a video of a replica China Lake (40mm pump action) grenade launcher he has just finished making. The replica is very impressive. It loads, fires and cycles just like the real [Read More…]
A company called ArmStar is trying to sell Kevlar armor for the arm that includes electrodes to shock assailants. It also includes a HD video camera and an iPod / iPhone dock … I cannot see this product catching on. [ Many thanks to Mik for emailing us the link. ]
To all our readers: I hope you have a great thanksgiving. I am thankful for all you guys and girls who read the blog. If you didn’t read it, I would not be inspired to write it.
Slick Guns has a long list of guns, accessories and ammunition on sale as well as coupon codes for many online stores. Check them out here.
The song is a very clever parady of No Doubt’s hit Don’t Speak. I think we all have been that idiot at one time or another in our lives. I was cured of range idiocy at a young age by a zealous range officer. [ Many thanks to Al for emailing me the link. ]
My good friend and fellow blogger Mike Mollenhour has decreased the Kindle price of his second novel, Amazon Avenger, to just $0.99. If you like Tom Clancy-style thrillers with realistic gun play, then I highly recommend this book. On a side note, if you have never [Read More…]
Thank you for your service.
The Atlantic published a photo of fishermen in Bangkok using homemade above-water spear guns. Those stocks look like they were lifted straight off old rifles. [ Many thanks to Mirza for emailing me the link. ]
If, like me, you regularly need to defend your desktop against assaults from nefarious wine glasses and coke bottles, then the Pocket Artillery mini-cannon is for you. These CNC-machined blackpowder cannons have a stainless .177 caliber barrel and colored anodized [Read More…]
Strike Industries make a cool iPhone case that features a quick pull loop (for those quick reloads) and an optional kevlar insert (for fun, not function) It retails for just under $12.
Marine Corp Times reports that the USMC are fielding the DefenseShield MAG-D (Molle Adaptable Grenade Dispenser). The nifty device, which resembles a large magazine, allows easy access to five 40mm grenades. [ Many thanks to Lance for emailing me the link. ]
Act Of Valor is a fictional movie, due to hit theaters next year, about a team of US Navy SEALs on a mission to rescue a kidnapped CIA operative. Apparently some of the actors are themselves active duty US Navy Seals. The trailer looks pretty good. [ Many thanks to Jac [Read More…]
Retronaut has Life Magazine photos of an Indiana school’s gun safety class (1956). Just look at the expression on the faces of those boys I bet they had been looking forward to this lesson all year. How times have changed. Today, in classrooms around the country, [Read More…]