Yeager really toned down the douchebaggery in this:

Surprisingly enough, I actually agree with almost all that he has to say.  I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later.  Even his shirt isn’t douchy in this vid… he’s on a roll.

Speaking of rolls, his shoulder is still needs a bolt tightened in it, but I can tolerate that this time.

I was bracing for the firearm myth of “putting a photographer downrange isn’t dangerous at all” but thankfully that never came.

Giving credit where credit is due, I left him the following compliment on his youtube video:

I give you a rough time on my blog (ENDO) lots, but this video was great. Keep up the good work, I watch all your vids even though many of them piss me off.

To which he responded:

Why do you get angry? Did I insult your 1911?

*sigh* I didn’t reply to that but just for kicks I should have said “Because you’re a coward” (note: I know that pisses him off, but as I mentioned before I have no actual opinion on his actions in Iraq).  Maybe then I could have got a response like “Oh yea? come to SHOT blog nerd and say that to my face and i’ll break your fucking back!”

Thoughts?

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04-4-2012

My buddies over at 5.11 Tactical want to shine some light into the darkness that one of you lucky readers operates in, with an ATAC™ L1 Tactical Flashlight.

The L1 is a powerful compact product with industry leading performance for a single Lithium battery power source.

Powered by (1) CR123A battery the ATAC™ L1 Tactical Flashlight throws a brilliant 173 ANSI FL1 Lumens of light in a smooth tactical beam pattern while providing 2 hours of runtime on (HIGH) and 46 hours of runtime on (LOW). The tactical Intelligent Switch is designed to silently cycle through all 3 light modes (High/Low/Strobe) using only the Momentary-On function to prevent the “Click” sound from potentially giving up your location. The rotary Dial Lock-Out Switch allows you to instantly lock or unlock the light with just one hand using your thumb to prevent inadvertent activation. Another tactical feature developed by professionals for professionals is the Break-Away Lanyard designed to free your arm from the flashlight in the event of an emergency.

  • Aerospace Grade Aluminum
  • (1) CR123A Duracell® Battery Included
  • Regulated Circuit for Maximum Output
  • Cree® XP-G LED
  • Gold Plated Contacts
  • Intelligent Switch w. High/Low/Strobe
  • Momentary-On Switch
  • Rotary Dial Lock-Out Switch
  • Stamped Metal Pocket Clip
  • Black TPR Soft Touch Anti-Roll Ring
  • Break-Away Lanyard Included
  • Water Resistant Construction
  • Compatible with the 53144 – ATAC™ Belt Clip/ Holster Accessory
  • Tested To ANSI FL1 Standard

Be sure to check out 5.11′s full line of polo shirts, cargo pants, hiking boots, and flashlights.

Giveaway Rules:

  • You must be located in the U.S.
  • Don’t be a dick (this always applies) and enter the contest if you are just planning on selling the item if you win.

How to enter:

  • Just leave ONE comment on this post completing the sentence “The darkness is…”.  Don’t reply to anyone.  More than one comment will disqualify you.  Funnier the better!  Entertain me!
  • Use a valid email address so I can contact you if you win.  Your email address will not be used for anything else but notifying you of a win.

The Draw:

  • At midnight tonight I’ll close the comments and generate a random number.  The number will correspond to the winner, who I will then contact for their mailing address.

Good luck!

317 COMMENTS

04-4-2012

I ran a giveaway from 5.11 Tactical yesterday for the choice of one of their sweet tactical knives.

A quick post-midnight trip to Random.org says that the winner is:

#53912 - Adam G.

Congrats Adam, i’ll be dropping you an email any minute now.  Everyone else, you still have numerous days left to win some gear from 5.11 Tactical so stay tuned.

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04-4-2012

Never overlook the effectiveness of the element of surprise:

yea, the ‘Element’ of surprise LOL see what I did there? Stoves.. they have elements… that’s what burned the Glock ahhahhaa Oh man I slay me.

Hat tip: Eric

40 COMMENTS

04-3-2012

All week, the awesome people over at 5.11 Tactical are hooking up lucky readers with some sweet gear.   In case you didn’t already know, 5.11 creates superior products for law enforcement, military and firefighting professionals.

Giveaway #1 is your choice of ONE of these three blades:

Scout Folding Knife

  • AUS 8 blade steel
  • 3.5 flat grind plain edge Spear Point blade
  • Blade-Tech® V-Hole in blade for easy, quick deployment
  • Subdued Black oxide coating on blade and all hardware
  • 4.75 closed, 8.25 open
  • Liner lock construction-Nested 420-J2 heat-treated stainless steel liners
  • Comfortably-shaped G10 Scales (.08 thick)
  • Removable reversible clip allows four carry position options
  • Lanyard hole
  • Heavy-Duty pivot post and screw with Torx®fasteners
  • Torx® wrench included for carry clip adjustment
  • Mike Vellekamp design

The Scout Folding Knife is a workhorse folder with a standard blade size. Its ergonomic, comfortable handle shape, finger choil and top spine jimping on the blade provide improved user-control. The Scout Folding Knife’s conventional spear point blade makes it perfect for your everyday carry blade, handling any task you face with ease.

Side Kick Rescue

  • AUS8 blade steel
  • Mike Vellekamp design
  • 4mm blade thickness
  • Built in belt cutter and oxygen key
  • Sheath has removable/reversible clip
  • Compatible with web platforms
  • Includes Velcro wrap for securing to boot
  • Includes breakaway neck chain

The Side Kick™ Rescue fits perfectly in your boots and built in oxygen key and belt cutter can literally be a life saver.

Side Kick Boot Knife

  • 4mm blade thickness
  • 2” combo edge modified Tanto blade
  • Subdued Black oxide coating with skeletonized handle
  • Injection molded plastic sheath for boot and dutybelt carry
  • Ambidextrous up/down/left/right options
  • Attaches to MOLLE webbing or web platform
  • Includes Allen wrench to adjust pocket depth
  • Includes break-away chain for wear as a neck knife
  • Mike Vellekamp/Blade-Tech® design
  • Length 5.5″
  • AUS 8 blade steel

The Side Kick™ is a great choice for boot or belt carry and can even be worn as a neck knife. The sheath is also MOLLE compatible.

Be sure to check out 5.11′s full line of polo shirts, cargo pants, hiking boots, and flashlights.

Giveaway Rules:

  • You must be located in the U.S.
  • Don’t be a dick (this always applies) and enter the contest if you are just planning on selling the item if you win.

How to enter:

  • Just leave ONE comment on this post completing the sentence “I need a tactical knife because…”.  Don’t reply to anyone.  More than one comment will disqualify you.  Funnier the better!  Entertain me!
  • Use a valid email address so I can contact you if you win.  Your email address will not be used for anything else but notifying you of a win.

The Draw:

  • At midnight tonight I’ll close the comments and generate a random number.  The number will correspond to the winner, who I will then contact for their mailing address.

Good luck!

313 COMMENTS

04-3-2012

Must be using blanks though.  The muzzle flash is huge, and there doesn’t appear to be any recoil on any of the firearms.

I tried to find some Bérénice Marlohe training footage (shes the other skyfall bond girl), but no luck.

I’m really looking so forward to Skyfall.  Anyone else?

Hat tip: Kevin

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04-3-2012