One rifle that I always end up taking to the range is my Mosin Nagant. It's old, it's sturdy enough to use as a club, it's got a foot and a half bayonet, it belches flame and it kicks like a fucking mule. Oh, and it's cheap to shoot... $0.17 /round as compared to modern .308 which is around, eh, $0.48/round. The trade off for this economical shooting is older Eartern Bloc ammunition is corrosive, which means the firearm has to be cleaned immediately after a trip to the range, as opposed to letting it sit for a few days which you can do with the modern non-corrosive stuff. The accepted story says if you don't clean your rifle barrel that day, by the next morning it will be so rusted it will look as if you've left it out in the rain for a week. True or false, I dunno, I just clean my shit and don't take the chance.
But older bolt-action battle rifles -- especially ones employed over 70 years ago -- are sometimes not the most fun to shoot for extended periods of time, and to be honest a little change every now and again is refreshing. So this left me with three options if I wanted to wtick with 54R ammunition. I can plop down $3,000 on a Russian Dragunov; I can plop down $1,000 on a cheap Romanian knockoff of the Dragunov called a PSL, most of which are very hard to find in their original form and have now become a fleet of mismatched piece-meal parts; or I can plop down $1,000 on a Russian SVT, a known problematic gun which was intended to be the replacement for the Mosin Nagant but ended up being eclipsed by Mikhail Kalashnikov's AK-47. And just for reference, there are currently only 6 SVT's for sale online around the entire country.
So for the past year or so, I've wanted to pick up another rifle in 54R -- I know what you're thinking, I need another rifle like I need a nother hole in my head -- but none of the existing choices really tickled my fancy. Well I mean they did, but if I'm going to drop a grand on a World War II battle rifle, it's going to be an American M1 Garand, not a Ruskie. Anyway the solution to my problem finally came to the market a few months ago -- Russian firearms manufacturer Molot came out with their Vepr rifle in 54R and I giggles like a school girl. So for my birthday The Boss lady hooked me up with a new setup, even though I couldn't read any of the fucking instruction manuals since -- yep -- they're written in Russian. Slapped me on a POSP 8x40 scope with an illuminated reticle and now I can shoot zombies -- at night -- for short money. And who knows, maybe one of these days an SVT will follow me home and I'll get a nice little collection of Russian rifles going. Hey like they always say, don't fuck with the Russians.
A gun holster seems like a pretty simple device. It's basically just a gun-shaped pocket, right? If it were to fail, it seems like the worst that could happen is that the gun would fall out when you're walking around the grocery store. Or maybe in a quick-draw situation it would stick and the bad guy could get the jump on you -- but how often does that come up in everyday life? Apparently manufactured by our own favorite drunk uncle, the 2002 version of Uncle Mike's gun holster for Glock model handguns had a nasty tendency to shoot at people. The malfunctioning line featured a retention strap that did the exact opposite of what it should have done, i.e., securing the gun in place so it couldn't be accidentally fired. Instead, when you took your gun out of the holster, the strap had a tendency to move out of position and actually pull the gun's trigger when it was reholstered. Heads started turning after three separate occasions of holster-induced involuntary discharges, not least because one of them was an actual cop who was shot in the leg. Instead of completely recalling the product, the company opted to just replace the flawed straps with a wider, differently designed version that the consumers could install themselves.
Copper is a chemical element with the symbol Cu and atomic number 29. It is a ductile metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity. Pure copper is soft and malleable; a freshly exposed surface has a reddish-orange color. It is used as a conductor of heat and electricity, a building material, and a constituent of various metal alloys. The metal and its alloys have been used for thousands of years. Its compounds are commonly encountered as copper salts, which often impart blue or green colors to minerals such as turquoise and have been widely used historically as pigments. Architectural structures built with copper corrode to give green verdigris. Verdigris is the common name for a green pigment obtained through the application of acetic acid to copper plates or the natural patina formed when copper, brass or bronze is weathered and exposed to air or seawater over a period of time. It is usually a basic copper carbonate, but near the sea will be a basic copper chloride. If acetic acid is present at the time of weathering, it may consist of copper acetate.
The funeral service for The Yomiuri Shimbun's honorary Chairman Yosoji Kobayashi, who died at 86 on December 30, 2000, was held at Tsukiji Honganji temple in Chuo Ward, Tokyo. About 3,000 people, including Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi and Japan Professional Baseball Commissioner Hiromori Kawashima, attended the ceremony and mourned the death of Yosoji Kobayashi, who made notable achievements in the bureaucratic world and had a successful career in the mass communications industry. Obuchi and three former prime ministers, Yasuhiro Nakasone, Toshiki Kaifu and Ryutaro Hashimoto, followed Kobayashi's family in burning incense for the repose of his soul.
It is getting close to that time of year again. The time when school is out, kids are bored, and beaches are full of drunken idiots looking for a tan. And yes, I might be one of those idiots, but my tan isn't working out so I guess I will try again tomorrow. It's time for summer. In the sports world, it means no more football, basketball, or hockey. But that shouldn't stop you from watching ESPN. It is not only summer time but it is X Games time. This is my favorite time of year. I get to watch the skateboarding, skating and biking athletes, from all over the world compete for gold. I know I can't do any of that stuff, so watching others do it is just as fulfilling. In honor of the Summer X Games, here are the the hottest females, past and present, of the X Games.
Ernie, Love the website man! I don't understand why Yahoo posted this under "odd news"... but man's best friend is really man's best everything... That just goes to show you a dog loves you more than life itself. I have 3, 2 from shelters and 1 that just walked up... I'm sure others will send this, I didn't see where you had posted it, thus why I'm sending it, I couldn't find any better article either, but I'm not the internet guru you are... Thanks! Matthew
Spectators casually mill around the sandy arena as the combatants are weighed and armed. Bets are placed, and the chances of the individual fighters are discussed and analyzed. The audience is mostly male, but women and children can also be seen here and there, eating and chatting as preparations for the contest continue. Once the battle begins, all eyes will be on the two fighters and their brutally ferocious battle, which will likely end in a bloody death for the loser, and sometimes even for the victor as well. It’s cruelty and animal exploitation versus history and tradition, with both sides convinced of their righteousness.
OH AND HEY -- don't forget that Mother's Day is this Sunday. So take a moment to (a) get your mother something nice and (b) be grateful that none of these women are your mother. And given that I lost my mom to cancer, I always try to keep abreast of what's going on in the cancer treatment world, and just as importantly, how insurance companies are treating their customers who are battling cancer. I guess something happened recently but I only caught a snipet of it on the news. Does anyone know what's going on?
congress: the tsa is wasting hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars. duh.
because it never gets old: build lego versions of four of the world’s most impressive guns
clergy rebukes media for asking wrong questions about amendment one