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Pushups and AIWB

Ok. I have finally found something that isn’t optimal when carrying AIWB: Pushups. I maintain a specific level of physical fitness. And one of the requirements are sets of 80 pushups. Why 80? Well for one, it’s a lot. And two, I can always gut out 100 when some jack wagon requires it.   It’s a habit I picked up …

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Backwards Primers. It Happens.

I was working on some timed drills yesterday. Pretty standard stuff on steel. Had a friend along who is a big-time reloader. He brought his favorite carry pistol a FNS 9. On his first shot with his reloads, misfire. Click! No Bang! He tap racked pretty quickly and moved on.   When the sequence was over, we examined the offending …

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Former POW Speaks About Trump vs McCain

Major Mark A. Smith. US Army Retired. Former POW. Shares with us some thoughts about the John McCain v Donald Trump dustup. I think regardless of how one might feel about either of these men, Major Smith’s words have some weight. Think of it as a reality check.  –Marky Via Michael Yon USA — re Donald Trump and Senator McCain: …

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Russian TU-95 Strategic Bomber Crash In East Russia

Reports are that a Russian TU-95 Strategic Bomber crashed in the Far Eastern region of Russia. Initial reports that the crew escaped. But later reports are suggesting two pilots did die. The Russians have been trying to operate their aging fleet at higher tempos over the past number of years.   Tupolev Tu-95 It’s Putin saying, “Pay attention to me”. …

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Jimmy Fallon Shows Why Many Civil Servants Don’t Wear Wedding Rings

Jimmy Fallon rips off his ring finger when he fell and the ring caught the edge of a counter. Many times you will see Law Enforcement, Firefighters, Soldiers etc either take off their wedding rings to wear the silicone breakaway bands. Yes, Folks. It’s a real thing. Rings can get hung-up, trapped, caught, etc. And if the ring doesn’t give? …

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Victim Shoots Home Invaders with Pistol Then Grabs His AK-47

Las Vegas news reports that a 12 year old boy was tricked into opening the front door to some home invaders. When the bad guys made their move, grabbed the boy and started tearing through the house; the big brother opens fire with his handgun. As the suspects were both shot and retreating back outside (one died), the brother then …

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El Chapo Escapes And Why Everybody is Lying About it

I’m watching the news about “El Chapo” Guzman and wondering how long the lie will continue? What lie is that you ask? The lie about Mexico as being a real country. It’s not.   I have been to Mexico many times. I have worked in Mexico as well. I have had regular contact with various groups in Mexico both professionally …

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Traveling to a 3-Gun Match

  Our good friend Wes is shooting a 3-gun event in North Carolina this weekend. The match is quite far from his home state. As such, he has opted to fly. Take a look at this picture of and imagine the pucker-factor many would feel checking this luggage. And flying through enemy lines to boot.   I have a personal …

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A $5000 Mosin Nagant Rifle?

There has been some hubbub and debate over a recent sale on Gunbroker. It seems a US Military Marked Mosin Nagant Rifle has sold for $5025. The seller is listed as one of the top 25 dealers on Gunbroker. I am by no means a Mosin expert, but I do know some of the appeal of the type is the …

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Woman Shot in Leg. Doesn’t Realize it for 5 Days.

A woman in Florida was shot in the leg with a 38 caliber handgun round. It seems the bullet was fired into the air during 4th of July celebrations. Obviously this is a bad idea. Even a “puny” weapon can launch a bullet surprisingly far. So…if by some chance you know someone who hasn’t gotten the memo, don’t do that! …

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Personal Security Alert: Cell Phone Camera in Unisex Bathroom at Starbucks

I am posting this story since, frankly, it was a new one for me. Many of these smaller business such as coffee shops have small unisex bathrooms. But people can and do spend considerable time in these establishments. Drinking coffee. Working on computers. Younger people doing school work. Open carry advocates carrying Hi-Point rifles.   You get what I’m saying. …