Monday, February 28, 2011

America's Last World War I Deteran Dies

From MSNBC, http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41821018/ns/us_news-life/

Frank Buckles, the oldest surviving veteran from WWI dies at age 110.  We will never forget his sacrifice and the sacrifices of all those who have fought and died to protect freedom!

-James

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Fallkniven A1 Baton Test

Recently, I dropped a considerable amount of money on a new survival knife - the Fallkniven A1.  I bought it for the soul purpose of making short work of firewood without the need for an axe.  The idea is to lighten the load a bit and place emphasis on speed and accuracy over brute force.  Since it was a nice cold snowy day today, what better time to test this knife and see how well it batons through a piece of wood.

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Here she is in her untested, unmolested glory. This knife will never look as good as this picture ever again.

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Another pretty pic.

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After tossing it into the snow to get it wet (thus simulating real survival conditions), I found a nice piece of wood to test the knife on.

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The knife went through the wood like it was butter. It only took about 5 light taps with another piece of wood (the baton) to split this piece of wood completely in half. If I were making a fire, this piece would be cut a couple more times into kindling and would be put to good use warming my fingers and lifting my spirits.

If you do not know what batoning wood is, click this link.

-James

Friday, February 25, 2011

More Ruger LC9 Reviews

This review is by one of my youtbe favorites, hickok45. His review is down to earth and well thought out. Plus, he's shooting the LC9 and it is behaving like a good gun should.



-James

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Zombie Love Song

I just have to post this music video from Your Favorite Martian (youtube). I think I downloaded this song from iTunes about a week ago and I love it. Of course, everyone knows that I'm a fan of zombies and stuff, and this video is yet another piece of the puzzle. Ha ha! Anyway, watch it. It's funny.



-James

Monday, February 21, 2011

Finally! A Practical Use For Cats!!!



-James

Pop A Cap In Your Glass!


For the gun enthusiast in your life that has everything... or so he thought.  Here is a neat little ice cube tray that he will appreciate.

Made from foodgrade silicone rubber, this ice tray makes 6 little ice cubes in the shape of a pistol. 

You can get this little guy at Neatoshop.com for the fair price of $7.95 plus shipping. 

I want this thing!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

LC9 Is Mine!

Okay, well, I don't own a Ruger LC9 yet, but I have placed my order, and it is on the way!  This gun will round out my collection of evil black Ruger semi-auto pistols: The LCP, LC9, SR9c, and SR9.  Dang!  That is cool!  I will be sure to take a photo of the family together when I bring the LC9 home. 

No, I didn't get to handle one.  They haven't gotten any in yet.  But I remember how hard it was to get the LCP when I bought it.  Fortunately, I got the last one that the gun shop had, and I got there just in time because no sooner did I get my LCP then a man walked in and asked if they had any LCP's left.  I'm not going to have a repeat of that experience!  I just want to wait for a call, and then walk in and be presented with a new gun in a case.

-James

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ruger LC9 - Ignited!


I've been waiting with baited breath for this thing to be released.  Now, after being available to the public for a week and a half, I received word today that my favorite gun shop will be getting a sizable order of these guns in a couple of weeks - and they have priced them to move!

Initial reports have come in with real world prices and they have been as expected - almost $400 in many cases.  That's too much for this gun.  For $400, I can buy a full size Ruger SR9!  I was content to just wait until the hype died down a bit, but reports indicate that this gun is going to be as hot (if not hotter) as the LCP.  That has had me worried for some time now.  In order for a $400 LC9 to compete, Ruger would have to raise prices on the SR series of guns, and that's bad juju! 

I just saw an advanced order for the new LC9 today.  The cash price is $335 before tax!  Now, that's the perfect price for this much gun!  I am going to wait a couple weeks and then give the gunshop a call to see if they have any in stock.  If they do, I'm going to be down there in a hot minute to check one out.  If I likey, we might just have to make a deal!

-James

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Too Many Unfinished Projects!

This year, I need to focus on not buying too many guns (maybe a couple).  I have way too many gun projects that have stalled and I need to get them up to speed. 

For starters, I need to get some slings on some guns.  The AR-15 needs a good single point sling system as well as the Shotgun.  Both of these guns are primary weapons.  Should I need to draw the secondary weapon system (pistol), I need to keep the gun attached to me so it doesn't drop on the ground when transitioning. 

Then there is the chore of trying to figure out which optic to get mounted on that AR-15.  I'm pretty certain that I want a Comp M2 on there, but these things cost money.  Heck, for the price of just the optic alone (no mount), I could buy another Ruger SR9 and add yet another weapon to the pile.  But who am I kidding?  I already have two Ruger SR9 pistols and really don't need a third; the same goes for Berettas, LOL!

The M9 and 92FS both need larger magazine release buttons and the M9 needs to be sent out for upgraded glow in the dark sights.  Additionally, I'm considering buying a bungy type lanyard for the M9 for retention... or I might just make one out of paracord (which I already have a couple hundred feet of).

I love upgrading and accessorizing my guns.  It makes them more mine that anyone else and it's cool to be able to show off some of the upgrades to other shooters.  But I also have to buy some other things that aren't necessarily for the guns themselves but for me to use in the field, but that'll have to wait.

Ugh!  Too many projects!

-James

The New Punisher

It's in!  My new Fallkniven A1 survival knife arrived via the UPS man this afternoon.  Wasn't able to get a great pic in daylight hours because I was watching my two sick kids and had to make dinner, but I just couldn't resist doing a little point-and-shoot action with my obsolete Fuji Finepix camera!  Of course, when I get some good light, I'll update with a much better picture.

But for now, here it is!  She's dressed in shiny VG10 stainless steel.  The blade comes in at just over 6 inches long and it is about 1/4" at the thickest point.  This thing is viscious.

Now, talk about quality.  I've handled some nice knives before, but was apprehensive about spending a whole day's pay on one, but let me tell you.  This thing is exquisite.  I haven't handled a knife of this quality in a LOOOOOOONG time!  I'm very excited to get it out working, but sad that I'm going to bang it up at the same time.  Guess that's the life though.  Freaking awesome!

-James