Category: Guns & Gear

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Videos of guns blowing up

Always wear safety glasses! A few videos from YouTube illustrate why. [ Definition: Firing out of battery: when a round is fired before it is fully chambered. Instead of the expanding gas being forced out the barrel it wrecks havoc inside the gun) ] AR-15 blows up, not [Read More…]

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More 2-bore goodness

Billll @ Billlls Idle Mind took some photos of a friends’ 2-bore rifle. More photos and load info here. Later in the week I will be posting a heap of 2 Bore photos I have gotten from a gun maker who specializes in big bore rifles.

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Glock mounted glass breaker

FAB Defense, an Israeli company, makes a picatinny rail mounted glass breaker for the Glock. A pretty interesting device. It appears to need to be cocked first and then triggered when it hits the glass, unlike emergency window breakers which come cocked from the factory [Read More…]

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Bolt action AR-15

Ryo decided his Remington 700 did not cut it, so he built a bolt action AR-15. Basically it is a AR-15 with a side charging handle and a blocked gas port. Instead, I bought a 26″ Krieger AR-15 Varmatch barrel, with a 1:7.75 twist. They had these in stock, so it showed [Read More…]

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Destruction of AK-47 rifles

Captured AK-47s in Iraq are given a guillotine treatment that would surely put a smile on the Committee of Public Safety : A worker of the Iraqi Mine/Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Clearance Organization dumps destroyed weapons in Baghdad January 13, 2009. More than 30,000 [Read More…]

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PoliceOne.com survey results

PoliceOne.com did some online polling last year on their website. I have no doubt its results are about as accurate as any other web poll, but the results are nonetheless interesting. Results of the third poll. The rest of the poll results are here.

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Deer hunting google style

The Google Street View photo taking van ran over a deer in Rush, NY while capturing every moment of the encounter on their 360 degree camera system. The images have since been removed by google. Hat Tip: Reddit via. The Daily What via. Gizmodo.

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I am on twitter

I have joined the twitter thing! My account is steve9x19. If you use twitter please go ahead and follow to me. I read about this re-tweeting thing. I don’t really get it, but I hear it is how you let other people know about someones twitter account. So if you are [Read More…]

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French MAS36 rifle

Armed Canadian describes the bolt action French MAS36 rifle as classic “weapon of war”. It features no safety what-so-ever (including no mosin-nagant type “safeties”) and an integral bayonet that is stored under the barrel. Despite its classic [Read More…]

Cleaning the AR-15

The Anarchangel has tips on preventing your AR-15 rifle turning into an expensive bolt action. So it seems like Ambulance Driver is having a little trouble with his AR. It’ll run for 30-100 rounds, then it becomes a straight pull bolt action. Well, we’ve all [Read More…]

More manly stuff

Michael Z. Williamson aka. Crazy Einar, author of the much acclaimed, and hotly debated, Ten Manliest Firearms has written a sequel: 10 More Manly Guns Previously I compiled a list of the Ten Manliest Firearms. I noted that variations on the list were certainly [Read More…]