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  • AN OPEN LETTER TO THE BALTIMORE/FERGUSON NEIGHBORHOODS:

    05/03/2015 7:41:15 PM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 33 replies
    Me | 5-3-15 | RandallFlagg
    AN OPEN LETTER TO THE BALTIMORE/FERGUSON NEIGHBORHOODS: Ya know. I’m convinced that the one thing that would end this Baltimore and Ferguson kind of crap would be to take those people in these areas (those who weren’t criminals and had the maturity and common sense -and I believe a LOT of them do), and get them interested in firearms and the second amendment. I'm NOT talking to the lawbreakers here. I'm talking to their neighbors, friends and families. You people who broke the law made your choices. You had your chance. I have YET to take someone to the shooting...
  • The Rise of Gaming Archaeology

    05/03/2015 3:28:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Geek Snack ^ | April 28, 2015 | Ryan Martinez
    As MMOs Continue to Grow Leaving Old Areas Behind, Gaming Archaeology has Risen Up to Explore and Remember their Past.MMOs such as World of Warcraft and Guild Wars have been going strong for years now continually growing their player base and the areas open to them. They’ve become so large that the games have taken on the same traits as real world cultures. As they continue to grow the community moves to new areas, new hub cities, leaving the old ones behind. Just as real world cities are abandoned and forgotten old hub cities in MMOs are quickly forgotten. Yet...
  • It's the nTH (I lost count) Annual FReeper Motorcycle Show 'n' Shine

    04/30/2015 1:46:40 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 31 replies
    4/30/15 | marty_f
    Post pix of your spiffed-out motorcycle ride here
  • Women in Gun Advertising, The American Rifleman, 1937

    04/29/2015 2:27:31 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 14 replies
    Gun Culture 2.0 ^ | April 29, 2015 | davidyamane
    Guns and masculinity go together like cornflakes and milk. I see this constantly. I see it among scholars like James William Gibson (whose psycho-sexual analysis of guns and ammo I have recently highlighted), Jennifer Dawn Carlson and Angela Stroud (both of whom highlight the role of masculinity in shaping the understandings of those who carry guns), and Scott Melzer and Joan Burbick (both of whom highlights gun culture’s emphasis on “frontier masculinity”). I see it within gun culture in the form of photos and videos that circulate of bikini clad women holding and/or firing guns (so as not to advertise...
  • Inexpensive Home Defense Duo

    04/28/2015 10:27:49 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 49 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 4/28/2015 | Frank Jardim
    When Winchester produced its famous 1873 lever-action rifles and carbines, Colt wasted no time in chambering its single-action Army revolver in Winchester’s calibers from .44-40 down to .32-20. There are times when the quick handling and easy portability of a handgun is of paramount importance for self defense, but when faced with dire threats cowboys knew it was much better to have a repeating rifle. A handgun and long arm in the same caliber was a winner on the American frontier. From a self-defense standpoint, today’s shooters can find a practical, cost-effective, modern parallel to the 19th century Colt/Winchester...
  • Gun Review: Ares Defense SCR

    04/21/2015 6:13:55 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Living “behind enemy lines” sucks. Thanks to “assault weapons bans” (AWB), shooters in New York, California, New Jersey and other so-called “slave states” can’t take advantage of their Constitutionally protected right to sample the latest in firearms technology. The only guns [legally] available are often less accurate firearms that cost more money. And so the good folks at Ares Defense set out to enable even those citizens living in those awful places to have access to the very best in modern firearms. Although it looks like the unholy union of a rifle and a shotgun, the result could well...
  • We're Living In The Golden Age Of Star Trek Webseries Right Now

    04/01/2015 8:53:23 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 21 replies
    io9.com ^ | 3/31/15 9:00am | Charlie Jane Anders
    You probably already knew this, if you're a Star Trek fan. But it's really true. YouTube is just bursting with original Star Trek content lately, from damn near spot-on recreations of the Original Series to continuations of the TNG/DS9/Voyager era. This is the golden age of Star Trek web productions. It's actually kind of dangerous: Sometimes late at night, recently, I'll find myself scanning through clips of the Original Series on YouTube or Hulu. And then I'll start watching an episode of Star Trek: Phase II or Star Trek Continues, and then the next thing I know it's two hours...
  • Well, I would have finished my first AR15 build, but.....

    03/27/2015 10:23:07 PM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 60 replies
    None | 3-27-15 | RandallFlagg
    I was tightening the barrel nut onto my upper receiver, and I got 'er up to 30 foot pounds. Loosened it up and tightened again, wash, rinse, repeat... During the final tightening, the nut lugs would not line up with the gas system. Tighter... And, tighter..... And, TIGHTER......... And.... I started snapping the teeth off of my barrel nut! I have to go to the gun shop tomorrow morning and get a couple more barrel nuts, and start all over again. I'm so sad!
  • Designer Creates a DIY SLA 3D Printer for Under $30 (Minus the Projector)

    03/27/2015 9:59:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    3D Print ^ | March 25, 2015 | Bridget Butler Millsaps
    Most of us are aware of the KISS principle: Keep it simple, stupid! And while simplicity is certainly a theme in many 3D printers, they are anything but stupid—and created by those who are the polar opposite—with ingenuity in abundance—which they use to share new innovations with the world. One quite simply has to give up with wondering what the collective ‘they’ will come up with next and just roll with the idea that the possibilities in 3D printing are infinite. And as progress in the industry and the community of makers marches on daily and hourly, it’s hard not...
  • Some Guys Just Made a Heavier-Caliber 3D-Printed Gun

    03/27/2015 12:34:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    War Is Boring ^ | March 26, 2015 | Kyle Mizokami
    In March, a Website dedicated to 3D-printing firearms announced one of its members had developed a lower receiver for a Colt CM901 rifle. It’s a small — but evolutionary — step toward the development of firearms that pretty much anyone can download off the Internet. The CM901 is the bigger, badder brother of the ubiquitous AR-15. The CM901 has a similar design, but fires the heavier and more powerful 7.62-millimeter bullet, resulting in greater range and killing power. A group of gunsmiths associated with PrintedFirearm.com developed the CM901 lower receiver and uploaded an animated gif of a live-fire test. The clip is five seconds...
  • Women and Guns Data - Reasons why they carry

    03/24/2015 8:12:00 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/24/2015
    Almost every feature of gun proprietorship for women have been looked at with the exception of an exceptionally key inquiry: What are the reasons that motivates women to buy and own guns? In this last segment of NSSF’s report, we look at the driving variables of a women enthusiasm for owning guns. According to NSSF’s survey, the biggest motivation for a woman’s purchase is personal defense. Almost half of the women in the poll stated either self-defense (26.2%) or home defense (22%) as the “most important reason to own a gun.” Another significant motivator was hunting at 15.3 percent. To...
  • Check Out This Zombie-Killing, Dual-Magazine Shotgun Seen on ‘Walking Dead’

    03/19/2015 5:10:33 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 56 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 17 2015 | Mike Opelka
    One of the many weapons seen on AMC’s smash hit TV series “Walking Dead” is a unique pump-action shotgun called the “Ultimate Tactical Shotgun” or UTS-15. The weapon has also been spotted in video games like “Battlefield 4” and “Call of Duty: Ghosts.” The UTS-15 is built by the Turkish firearms manufacturer, UTAS-Makine. The distinctive weapon is the subject of a field test review from sharpshooter Kirsten Joy Weiss. In a 4:30 video, Weiss puts the UTS-15 through some rigorous paces while explaining the many features of the shotgun. The UTS-15 loads like many pump-action shotguns: The difference in this...
  • Karambit Knife Technique: Hook & Destroy

    03/17/2015 6:32:30 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/17/2015
    The Karambit knife is becoming more popular in the U.S. thanks to Doug Marcaida as one of the pioneers to spearhead the knife through training law enforcement with various government and local agencies. In this segment Doug demonstrates the use of the Karambit to control by using the hooking motion to trap and counter with a strike or maintain control. In the Filipino Martial Arts style of training once a technique is learned, it is then applied to a flow drill such as the hubbad. This drill is used at the close quarter range. This segment Doug highlights the function...
  • Pistol Ice Drill

    03/14/2015 7:14:30 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/14/2014
    Instructor Zero of Spartan 360 Tactical Defense explores how vasoconstriction affects accuracy by submerging his hands in ice water for prolonged exposure to cold. This drill is designed to allow the shooter to understand and adapt to behavioral changes under thermal stress. Watch as he puts his hands in the ice water for over 3 minutes in this pistol ice drill.
  • The Sky Darkens with White Geese

    03/14/2015 2:25:05 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/14/2015 | Larry Case
    In one area of waterfowl hunting however, we are completely off the charts and that is with snow geese. Known as “light geese” in the waterfowl identification world, this group includes the greater and lesser snow goose, Ross’s goose and some variations including hybrids of these. Snow geese, especially the greater snow goose, can cause great damage to the habitat they feed in. Geese are grazers and pull different grasses and plants out of the ground while feeding; they will also dig into the soil with their powerful beaks to extract more of the roots. This may not sound like...
  • Video: 3D-printed Lower Receiver for a Škorpion vz. 61

    03/11/2015 5:17:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    OutdoorHub ^ | March 11, 2015 | Daniel Xu
    The Škorpion vz. 61 is a very recognizable submachine gun that garnered a following due to its representation in video games and movies. First designed in 1959, this Czechoslovak firearm is also available in semiautomatic versions. However, the semiautomatic variants can be a bit hard to find, and unless you are capable of milling your own lower receiver for one, many fans will have a difficult time getting their hands on a working Škorpion. That is, unless you know how to work a 3D printer. The enthusiasts in this video used a demilled receiver to design their blueprint for this...
  • Check out the Bullet that Makes a Hollow Point Look Like Child’s Play

    03/08/2015 3:36:27 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 35 replies
    Video - "The Last Round You'll Ever Need
  • Sighting my Shotgun in, What?

    03/08/2015 11:12:38 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/8/2015 | Larry Case
    As we are speeding into the month of March, many of us “shot-gunners” are thinking about (or should be) preparing for the spring turkey season. I want to caution you about merely grabbing the shotgun off the wall, and heading off to the woods. Success comes from having confidence in your weapon, and we achieve this by doing some shooting and knowing what the gun will do. First, remember that this turkey shooting deal, in the spring, has evolved into something more like rifle shooting than “shot-gunning.” Ideally we are aiming, not pointing the gun, at a small, stationary target...
  • Students design plastic recycler to make 3D-printing super cheap

    03/07/2015 12:44:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    VR-Zone ^ | March 7, 2015 | Kenny Doan
    A couple of forward-thinking engineering students from the University of British Columbia have put together a little machine that grinds up used plastics and turn them into usable filaments for 3D-printing. It’s called the ProtoCycler, and it’ll generate a kilogram spool of filament for free (negating the cost of electricity of course) if you have some soda pop bottles lying around. The concept behind the 3D-printer add-on was simple—combine a filament extruder and plastic grinder into one contraption. (COMPARISON-CHART-AT-LINK)The ProtoCycler can churn out 10 feet of filament a minute, which makes it the fastest extruder on the market according to...
  • Tampa veterans to be featured on Sarah Palin’s show

    03/04/2015 6:35:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Tampa Tribune's Military News ^ | March 4, 2015 | Howard Altman
    If you want to see a blind Iraq war veteran from Tampa go hunting, tune into the Sportsman Channel Thursday night at 9 p.m. Joel Tavera, who was severely burned, suffered traumatic brain injury, lost part of his right leg, the sight in both his eyes and the fingers on his left hand on March 12, 2008 when a rocket exploded near his armored Chevrolet Suburban inside Talil Air Base in Iraq, will be one of three area veterans appearing on Amazing America with Sarah Palin. “It was awesome,” said Tavera of being on the show. Tavera shoots with the...
  • Pros & Con of AR-15 Bolt Cleaning Tools Infograph

    03/04/2015 7:40:25 AM PST · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/4/2015 | J Hines
    See the Pros & Con of these AR-15 Bolt cleaning tools below: Cat M-4Otis BONEBrownells AR15 Radius Bolt ScraperMark Brown Custom AR15 Bolt Carrier Carbon Scraper See the full Pros & Con AR15 Bolt Cleaning Tools here.
  • Engineer Creates a Unique 3D Metal Printer for Just $2 — Prints in Gold, Platinum, Iron & More

    02/28/2015 11:00:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    3D Print ^ | February 26, 2015 | Eddie Krassenstein
    It isnÂ’t often that you come across new 3D printers that utilize an entirely new concept which hasnÂ’t been seen within this industry as of yet. With todayÂ’s technology, we are able to 3D print objects in hundreds of different materials, but when it comes to printing with metals, most of these machines are out our price ranges. 3D metal printers are mainly reserved for large corporations, as they come with price tags in excess of $250,000. However, as technology advances, we may one day soon be able to 3D print metal objects from the comfort of our own homes,...
  • Virtual Plane Spotting -(for Aviation Buffs)

    02/26/2015 9:57:44 AM PST · by Duke C. · 23 replies
    I stumbled on a neat little trick which has had me mesmerized for the past few days.Is anyone else doing this?
  • So what is there to do in Tennesee?

    02/25/2015 9:35:14 PM PST · by Jonty30 · 62 replies
    I'm coming to Tennessee for a week's vacation. I still don't know what I will be doing when I'm down there. What is there to do that is of interest to a visitor? Anything I shouldn't do that might get me killed by the locals? Any little places that are pleasant that most people don't know about? I'd appreciate any assistance for this.
  • Myth: You Must Be Highly Trained for Successful Handgun use

    02/23/2015 4:38:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Gun people love training.  They revel in expertise.  They gush over the incredible feats that expert gun users, from Annie Oakley to Jerry Miculek, can accomplish.  Do not mistake me.  I approve of training.  Training is good.  I have trained a lot of hours... and days... and years... and decades.  I have trained military, police, and civilians.  But large numbers of people use handguns very successfully with little or no training. A case in point occurred recently in Ohio.  From 10tv.com: “She was armed and apparently fired multiple shots at him,” said Sgt. Dave Sicilia. The woman’s son says...
  • Tech Developed to Make Graphene Batteries 10x Smaller, Same Strength

    02/22/2015 3:23:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    BusinessKorea ^ | February 2, 2015 | Jung Suk-yee
    A Korean research team has successfully developed a technology to make a sponge-like electrode material using graphene and a polymer, leading to a graphene battery. The newly-developed battery is ten times as small as existing ones, but can show the same product performance. A research team headed by Park Ho-seok, professor of the School of Chemical Engineering at Sungkyunkwan University, announced on Feb. 1 that it has succeeded in developing a very porous graphene aerogel electrode material by combining polyvinyl alcohol and graphene. Studies on developing high-capacity and rapidly-chargeable batteries are underway worldwide. It is necessary to compress devices in...
  • American Pickers is heading to Arizona

    02/05/2015 9:49:29 AM PST · by SandRat · 26 replies
    BENSON — When the show American Pickers comes through Arizona in March, Cochise County’s communities could have a lot to offer the documentary series. The county, with its colorful 1800s history of mining, ranching, military and Native Americans, is bound to be an ideal stopping place for this History Channel hit documentary series. American Pickers showcases the exploits of expert pickers Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz as they search for America’s most valuable antiques. The two are interested in everything from old motorcycles, classic cars and bicycles to one-of-a-kind vintage memorabilia. They urge folks to tell them about unique collections...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S)

    01/25/2015 7:37:02 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 53 replies
    me | 1/25/15 | me
    OK, FREEPERS, LET'S START THIS CONTEST FOR THE GREATEST SONG OF THE '80S. The baseline for the contest is the top 7 hits of each year of the '80s, as compiled by BILLBOARD. This is not based on personal preferences, biases, prejudices, or counter-culture reactivity. The rules in general will be to vote for everything shown. No equivocating, ties, or omissions. Votes will only be counted if the "ballot" is complete. ROUND 1 We begin by using the #7 songs of each year and paring them from 10 songs to 4 (to set up brackets for the rest of the...
  • New Glock w/optical site base Popular at Shot Show Industry Day at the Range

    01/22/2015 2:58:51 PM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The new Glock 40 10mm with factory optical site mount.  A long slide version with a 6 inch barrel is available.  This could be important in some states, such as Wisconsin, which requires a minimum 5 inch barrel for hunting big game with a handgun.  I saw the pistol at the industry day at the range for the Shot Show in Las Vegas on Monday. I asked if Glock had entered this pistol in the Army competition for a new, more powerful handgun.  The representative did not know. The line to try out the new Glock was fairly long;...
  • (VANITY) How about a music play-off for best '80s songs?

    01/22/2015 6:34:07 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 129 replies
    me | 1/22/15 | me
    What does everyone think of a music play-off bracket-type poll for best songs of the '80s?
  • New England is in the lead. Will they prevail

    01/18/2015 4:12:38 PM PST · by hondact200 · 54 replies
    January 18, 2015 | hondact200
    New england is in the lead, will they prevail to the end of the game. This is for the football fans to vent how the game is going. It is in fun, rout for your team of choice and if they win or lose have some fun with it. On Tuesday we have to suffer through yet another State of the Union. Okay I do not have to suffer through because I will be on the road traveling to Lower Michigan for a medical appointment! Let's have some fun with the football game.
  • Caribbean adventures of the Namastes, Part II -- Norfolk to Virgin Islands

    01/08/2015 2:22:41 PM PST · by DanMiller · 12 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 8,2014 | Dan Miller
    This is part II of a multipart series about our adventures aboard S.V. Namaste, our 46 foot (length on deck) cutter rigged sloop. Couples aboard a boat are often referred to by their boat's name. Hence, we became "the Namastes." Soon after our arrival in Norfolk, Virginia, Jeanie and I, plus Fiester and Fritz who joined us there, departed soon after a large collection of other cruisers for Road Town on the island of Tortola in the British Virgins. This is an account of our trip. Caribbean 1500 members inspected their own and each others' boats to find any probable glitches. The principal Namaste glitch was that our single side...
  • Caribbean adventures aboard Sailing Vessel Namaste -- Part I, preparations

    01/01/2015 11:12:02 AM PST · by DanMiller · 23 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 1, 2014 | Dan Miller
    This is part I of a multipart series about our adventures aboard S.V. Namaste, our 46 foot (length on deck) cutter rigged sloop. My wife Jeanie, her brother Fiester, our friend Fitz and I left Annapolis, Maryland in October of 1996 aboard Namaste bound for the Caribbean. The others returned home soon after we arrived. Jeanie's and my adventures in the Caribbean continued until mid 2001, when we arrived in the Republic of Panamá. We now live there in a very rural area up in the mountains.PreparationsIn 1995, Jeanie and I agreed that in June of 1996 I would retire from the practice of law on my fifty-fifth birthday....
  • British grandfather celebrates beating three types of cancer in a year with trek to South Pole

    Patrick McIntosh's wife, children and grandchildren think he's gone mad. His business clients think he's joking. And his doctors think he's lucky to be alive. Yet on Monday, despite the concerns of his family and bemusement of his colleagues, the businessman left home to trek to the South Pole – despite having been diagnosed with three unconnected cancers in less than a year. "It is perhaps a bit unusual," said Mr McIntosh, 58. "I've never done anything quite as mad as this. But I just want to get going." For the past few months, Mr McIntosh has been training hard...
  • Merry Christmas to all; and, to all, classic Christmas radio!

    12/25/2014 1:47:51 PM PST · by BluesDuke · 2 replies
    Kallman's Alley ^ | December 25 2014 | Yours Truly
    Our annual Christmas Day radio listening merely begins with two jewels from a master satirist: The Linit Bath Club Revue: The Mammoth Department Store (CBS, 1932) Here’s a treat for any old-time radio fan—the oldest known surviving program hosted by the singular Fred Allen, in whose spotlight sketch he plays a man with a sometimes unenviable profession: managing a department store . . . on the day after Christmas. Hopefully, without driving himself crazy. Cast: Portland Hoffa, Sheila Barrett, Roy Atwell, Charles Carlile. Announcer: Ken Roberts. Music: Lou Katzman Orchestra, Mary Leaf at the organ. Writer: Fred Allen. Texaco Star...
  • Now, have some Christmas Eve old-time radio!

    12/24/2014 12:44:07 PM PST · by BluesDuke · 5 replies
    Kallman's Alley | December 24 2014 | Yours Truly
    I’m not convinced that I can possibly improve upon this particular entry from Christmas Eves past, so I’ll continue this journal’s little tradition. For all who celebrate, and for anyone sorely in need of extra cheer this and any such season, today’s offerings are dedicated, as always. Columbia Workshop: The Plot to Overthrow Christmas (CBS, 24 December 1942) Set in hell, delivered in verse (some of it, admittedly, is a little on the awkward side but the archness of the delivery and the quality of the bulk makes up for it), some of history’s most notorious villains to that point...
  • Obama Golfs After Receiving Word of NYPD Shooting

    12/20/2014 10:15:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 20, 2014 | Staff
    President Barack Obama was briefed on the ambush killing of two NYPD cops while on the golf course in Hawaii this afternoon, according to the White House press pool report. “The President has been briefed on the Brooklyn police shooting. White House officials continue to monitor the situation,” reported Wall Street Journal’s Carol Lee. Obama endured harsh criticism for golfing minutes after issuing a statement on the beheading of James Foley at the hands of Muslim militants in September. “You know, it is always a challenge when you’re supposed to be on vacation because you’re followed everywhere. There’s always going...
  • “I Will Not Comply” May Bring Changes to I-594

    12/18/2014 7:28:19 AM PST · by HammerT · 7 replies
    Pictures and vid from last weekend’s resistance event:
  • NM: Girl Shoots Mountain Lion in Self Defense (details)

    12/06/2014 11:01:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Photographs supplied by Valerie Caldwell. Alyssa Caldwell and her father had been hunting all day.   The weather had been nasty; cloudy skies with snow and rain alternating.   They had seen a few elk, much too far away to take a shot.   They left their makeshift blind to see if they could spot another elk before the end of the day.   It was the middle of the afternoon. At 12, Alyssa was already an experienced huntress.   She had started shooting at 5, and had a new rifle, a stainless Howa 1500, as her elk gun.  They...
  • ESS Crossbow Suppressor 2X Review (Ballistic Sunglasses), Shooting and Motorcycles

    12/01/2014 1:33:33 PM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I do not write reviews, generally.  It has to be a product that I am going to use.  I needed a good set of sunglasses for shooting and motorcycle riding. I came across the ESS display at the 2014 Shot Show.  They had several of their products that had withstood being hit with number 6 shot at 10 yards.  This is a standard test required for them to be issued as military gear.   These dimples on the glasses are from number six shot.  It did not penetrate.  ESS calls their products eyeshields, and that is a better description...
  • AZ: Open Carry on the Mountain

    11/30/2014 12:58:55 PM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Earlier this week, I climbed a mountain.  It is a locally popular way for people  to get some exercise and a nice view.  As usual, I was openly carrying a Glock 17.  I carry primarily for political purposes, so I wore a "Gun Guy" hat given to me by Dan Baum at the Shot Show a couple of years ago.  Another reason is that it can get windy on the mountain, and I have had broader brimmed hats blown off. As I arrived at the top, a pair of young ladies asked me to take their picture, to commemorate...
  • Revolver Bedroom. Someone had a "Thing" for Them

    11/26/2014 10:24:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    These pictures of a unique bedroom set came to me via the Internet.  I do not know the location of the set or the source of the revolvers. Counting the revolvers that make up the bed frame, the vanity, the lamps, table, chair, chandelier, and window decoration, and assuming that there is symmetry on the sides of the objects that are not visible, I believe there are at least 100 revolvers used in the construction of the set. The revolvers are an eclectic mix of Smith & Wesson (or clones) and Colt (or clones) revolvers.  They appear to mostly...
  • Little Lady Reloader, Age Five

    11/25/2014 10:56:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 37 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A reader sent this picture of his daughter assisting him in reloading cartridges.   On a single stage press, such as the RCBS pictured, there  is plenty to do.   A young child can easily and safely deprime cases, such as this young girl is doing.   She deprimed 500 of them for her father, and was very pleased with herself.   It reminds me of pleasant times when my daughter was about five.  She loved to help me reload ammunition. My own first experiences with reloading were when I was much older, perhaps eight, or nine.  My father reloaded hunting ammunition for...
  • Elk Hunting Tips from Scott Haugen of Host The Hunt tv show on the Sportsman Channel

    11/17/2014 9:20:39 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    wsj ^ | 11/17/2014 | Scott Haugen
    Many states offer great elk hunts, but some are tough to draw tags in. I have more than 15 preference points in two states, and am not too optimistic about drawing tags in either, any time soon. But if looking to put meat in the freezer and find bulls in the 280-to-320-inch class or even bigger, here some solid options. Here's the list of states that Scott offers: WyomingCentral MontanaCentral IdahoOchoco Mountains, ORSW Colorado Read the rest of Scott Haugen Tips on Elk Hunting here.
  • Five Lessons Learned While Elk Hunting

    11/14/2014 8:22:43 AM PST · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    wsj ^ | 11/14/2014 | Larysa Switlyk
    Here's some things learned from elk hunting from the host of Larysa Unleashed on the Sportsman Channel and Destination America. There were five things that she came up with but the funny one is #5. Look before you pee! I went to go pee on a bush and I heard a rattle and quickly jumped away just in time to see the snake I almost just peed on! I was lucky not to have to learn that lesson the hard way! I think this goes for us males too, read the rest of it here.
  • Naming my daughter thank you freepers

    11/14/2014 5:10:41 AM PST · by The Friend · 62 replies
    None ^ | 14 Nov 2014 | The Friend
    Dear Freerepublicans, I came across your great Free Republic website about four years ago when I was googling the internet looking for information that can help us deciding on a formal name for our newly born daughter. Fourteenth November is celebrated as children’s day in India. 150 years ago, India’s first prime minister was born this day. Today, let me extend a long overdue ‘Thank You’ to this useful website and its inspiring members for the help that I received without you not even knowing about it. In the West, every formal name has an associated predictable child hood name....
  • Jack Hylton and His Orchestra on HMV B-5889 "Adeline" (Sept. 12, 1930)

    11/05/2014 1:28:17 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 1 replies
    His Master's Voice ^ | 300912 | Jack Hylton
    Something cheerful for a cheerful day.
  • How Electric Superchargers Went from Fantasy to Feasibility

    10/30/2014 10:30:32 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 13 replies
    popularmechanics.com ^ | October 30, 2014 at 11:30:00 AM | David Gluckman
    How Electric Superchargers Went from Fantasy to Feasibility October 30, 2014 at 11:30:00 AM by David Gluckman | 0 Comments   Comments 0 Share   (Photo Credit: Chris Philpot) Until recently, electric superchargers might as well have been perpetual motion machines, for sale at the same places as gasoline magnet ionizers and other snake-oil. Power for an electric compressor has to come from somewhere, and e-turbos were a kind of get-power-quick scheme that ultimately left you poorer. That’s starting to change. Step one, as it usually does, involved motorsports. The current crop of Formula 1 cars and Audi’s latest R18 use...
  • Mankind Has Suffered More from Bugs than Battles!

    10/28/2014 7:57:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/28/14 | Dr. Don Boys
    God help us! World health officials have not been very helpful Decaying corpses were stacked all over the burial ground and the streets were littered with the dead. When trains arrived at railroad stations, they had to be cleared of dead and dying passengers. The killer was Spanish influenza of 1918-19. In the U.S., about 500,000 people died, mostly young adults! This plague started (at least in the U.S.) in a Kansas army camp and within a week it was in every state! It then jumped the Atlantic Ocean to cut down millions. Five million people died in India! Total...
  • Silencers (Suppressors)? How many FReepers are Stamp Collectors?

    10/25/2014 8:28:31 PM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 72 replies
    Me | 10-25-14 | RandallFlagg
    Well, FRiends.. Last Wednesday, Springfield Armory shipped my XDm .45 with FedEx to my home, and it should be here this Monday. They had it because each XDm barrel is custom fit for each gun, and to install a threaded, extended barrel for suppressor use, they required the entire pistol be shipped to their shop. Note to future stamp collectors: Get ALL of your extracurricular armory work done while waiting for your tax stamp. Hopefully, by Monday evening, I will be getting a knock on my door and my 4.5 inch baby will be delivered. I need to check their...