Selling on GunBroker 101 – How Not to Suck

So you want to sell a gun on GunBroker. Are you sure? No, really, are you sure? Are you absolutely sure? Personally, I subscribe to the “no sell, only buy” philosophy of gun ownership. But if you want to sell your gun, and actually get it sold for a reasonable price, read on.

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Civilian Owned Night Vision Is NOT A Problem – Military Grade Or Not

Huffington Post posted an article demonizing military grade night vision in the hands of civilians. The article is full of fear and ignorance and grossly misinforms their readers. I am an ardent fan of night vision as are many others here at TFB. I know our Editors Pete and Tom both have night vision. Dick Lidell is a fellow fan of NODs (Night Observation Devices). I will explain how night vision has many more uses beyond “killing” which Huffington’s post claims.

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Vela One: High Speed Flash On A Budget

One of the great innovations in the past 50 years pertaining to the study of what projectiles do in flight and why is the advent of ultra-high-speed photography – the kind that can keep a rifle bullet in focus. This sort of endeavor is not for the novice photographer, but the results speak for themselves in terms of empirical and artistic quality.

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POTD: 1/2,000,000th of a second

Nathan at Aimed Research, who specialize in ultra-high speed gun photography services and equipment rental (I did not know this was even a thing … I have lots of ideas for posts with this kind of equipment), sent us this photo of a .243 bullet. Nathan wrote

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Nifty Gun Art

As many of you know, I love gun art, especially gun photography. Toronto based photographer Brandon Edgar Allen has photographed a number of guns using lasers as the light source (a technique known as light painting). The results look amazing. Brandon is offering the photos for free for use as computer desktop wallpaper. I encouraged him to add prints to his store, and he obliged, adding a number of 11×17″ prints for $50. The free desktop backgrounds are available here.

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Straight 8 Photography: The Art of Firearms

Jason Swarr is proof that Marines shoot more than just rifles.  After retiring from the USMC, the combat veteran opened  Straight 8 Custom Photography and has specialized in portrait and product photography with a decidedly tactical bend.  Swarr’s photography is seen online, in catalogs and in more than a dozen gun magazines.

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High Speed Ballistic Photography, Both Art And Science

A reader recently sent a link to a site that is doing great work in not only the artistic side of ballistic photography, but is also using the photography for ballistic research such as learning how different rounds and pistols behave.  There are several sets of pictures on how certain muzzle AR devices work, and how different brands of ammunition behave differently when fired.  I urge you to head over to his site at  http://kuulapaa.com/ and take a look.  While you’re there you can also buy high resolution copies of the photos and make your own wall art, or just take a look at what he has on his site.

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Strikemark Digital Camera Picatinny Rail Mount

A photographer friend of mine brought Strikemark’s range of digtial camera mounts to my attention. They have mounts for standard digital cameras (via. the universal tripod mounting system build into most cameras), GoPro cameras and Contour digital video cameras.

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