Tyler, TX – Quick thinking and incredible shooting by a Wood County constable ended an hour-long standoff Sunday when he shot the gun out of a suicidal subject’s hand.

Vance said Shadbolt was approximately 30 yards from the man when he fired a round from his rifle striking the man in his hand causing him to drop a handgun.

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Every time I hear some cop shot a gun out of a suicidal person’s hand I am struck with disbelief that they actually ever attempt that, and secondly I think of the clip above from the 1997 movie The Jackal.

This is the part that surprises me:

“Shadbolt was in the process of trying to negotiate with the subject when the subject suddenly posed a threat on the constable and he disarmed the subject,” he said.

So this guy who you think wanted suicide by cop, raises his gun to shoot you (or “pretend to”), and your first though is OH I SHOULD TRY AND SAVE HIS LIFE?  Yea, I guess this guy is a better man than I am, because I personally would rather just put one in his chest and go home have a beer, eat a nice supper, and guarantee that I live to see another day.

Thoughts?

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07-15-2012

Painful that this game has a November 13th release date.  I’m sure they will continue to beat us to death with trailers until then.

You can pre-order the game over at Amazon for $60 if you’re interested.

The consensus on the first preview trailer I posted was that this game is going to suck.  Anyone change their mind yet? :P

14 COMMENTS

07-15-2012

Eddie Bauer goes back to their roots (sort of):

Head over to the Eddie Bauer Sport Shop site and check out the lineup.

I like how they kept the old timey classic look to the items.  I put “sort of” in the heading when referring to them going back to their roots though because all the items I clicked on were “Imported” (not made in the USA).  I know all the reasons companies manufacture overseas.  My personal thought, and the way I run my companies, is that if someone in the US can make the product that meets my specifications, i’ll get it made here.  I don’t know about the rest of you, but i’ll gladly pay more for an item that is produced domestically if the quality at least can match its foreign made counterparts.

Thoughts?

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07-14-2012

The Onion kills it on this one:

hahahhahhahah so true.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Kyle

9 COMMENTS

07-14-2012

Done by the greatest Asian guy with a British accent to ever review cameras:

Poor guys have to practice IPSC with airsoft. :/  Oh well as long as they’re having fun I guess.  Definitely a cheaper way to work on the fundamentals.

To me, the best part about IPSC is seeing the ridiculous scenarios they come up with.

I’m a Canon guy (I’ve got a Canon 60D), and not because I don’t like Nikon, but I’ve just never seen a reason to buy one over a Canon.  I definitely have to start doing double taps with my camera, just because.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: ColionNoir who has been known to put in solid work in front of the lens.

14 COMMENTS

07-13-2012

San Jose Police Dept gets a smackdown by a garage sale lady for not following the rules:

“No you haven’t dealt with me… I’m with Cop Watch, I’ve dealt with YOU”

^^^^^^^^ OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH burn! ^^^^^^^^

All over Airshit and because some halfwit called them and told them “real guns” were being sold. haha gold.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Raeshawn

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07-13-2012