Australian Olympic Swimmers pose with some guns and put it on facebook.  CRIKEY did the S ever HTF in Australia after that…

Full Story – HERE

Ok.. the very first line in the article already has me pissed off:

The pair smiled and looked smug as they handled automatic pistols and pump-action shot guns similar to those used in the Port Arthur massacre.

And “Swimming Australia” demanded Kenrick Monk remove the picture.

Oh but it gets better…

D’Arcy was pictured holding semi-automatic pistols, similar to those used by Virginia Tech gunman Cho Seung-Hui.

And..

Australian Olympic team boss Nick Green said the photo was foolish.

So let me get this straight… Two Australian guys pose with guns INSIDE A GUN SHOP IN THE UNITED STATES… and get torn a new one for posting a picture of it?  And on top of it all get compared to two killers in a couple of the worst firearm related massacres the world has seen to date.

If that’s what Australia is like, i’m glad I was never planning on visiting there.  I don’t know if these guys have any legal recourse… but they should look into bankrupting the Australian Herald Sun for printing such bullshit.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Jeff

58 COMMENTS

06-9-2012

Full story – HERE

Bear spray, pulling down the robbers pants, giving him kidney shots, and the store owners wife kicking him in the head seemed to work.  Personally i’d rather see robbers dead, but maybe I’m just cold?

I applaud those two.  Stuff like this always worries me when it’s so highly publicized though…. doesn’t anyone worry about retaliation?

Thoughts?

21 COMMENTS

06-9-2012

MrColionNoir has some thoughts on the topic:

Get a good holster.. end of discussion.  If you have a shitty holster then I would actually recommend carrying without a round in the chamber… because you are attempting to save $40-60 on something you definitely shouldn’t be skimping on.

LOL at 1:04!  hahah that was great.

If you like his Run Guns t-shirt it can be bought over at ENDO Apparel.  I like his Keep Calm And Carry One reference at the end too… subtle.

Thoughts?  Are any of you guys into Israeli carry (keeping the chamber empty until you rack the slide like a ninja)? Or is everyone in agreement that an unloaded gun is a useless club?

38 COMMENTS

06-8-2012

The “Number Two” holster:

I don’t know what kind of magical clean public bathrooms the inventors of this “system” visit… but the ones I go in I am tempted to burn my shoes after I exit.  If I had one of those Men In Black things I could use to erase my memory after some bathroom visits, I’d be all over that too.

I would not even consider ever touching anything again that hung off the back of a toilet, the grab bar, or the peg on the door.  What ever happened to just maintaining outward tension with your knees so the gun didn’t hit the ground?

If your weapon is causing you problems when you visit the bathroom, and you’re in to carrying stuff around that has been in contact with countless filthy bathrooms, go spend $20 of your hard earned money quickly over at the Number 2 Holster website.

Does anyone actually think this is a good idea?  Maybe I’m just a wimp when it comes to tolerating poop germs.

13 COMMENTS

06-8-2012

Russian accent getting progressively worse:

That 76mm round is a beast. When he started jamming that potato in I was like “wtf?”… It wasn’t impressive at all, he should have stuck to the 76mm.

He’s definitely on the payroll for the World Of Tanks video game.  He shoe-horned a few mentions of that in the last two videos.  At the end of the video is says they let him borrow the tanks.   Why would a video game company own tanks?  Seems to me like something you’d just rent or borrow to make the models accurate, unless they are rolling in the dough.

If you want to check out FPS Russia’s previous escapades in the smaller M5 Stewart tank check it out here.

I would have liked to see the targets moved back further.  The car and that hut didn’t even look like they were 50 yards away.

Thoughts?

11 COMMENTS

06-8-2012

Ballistics apps for the iphone I can stomach… this just looks retarded:

Full story on the press release – HERE

I’m really at a loss for words with this one… It would absolutely make my day if I ever saw someone using any of those setups in real life.

Isn’t the whole point of night vision in special ops to also remain hidden in the darkness while you’re scoping things out?  How’s that going to work with a big display screen lighting everything up?  Even on the lowest brightness, those screens are still plenty bright when in the dark.  Is the point of using a screen rather then the regular eye piece so that 5 guys can be huddled around it at once?  If not, what is the point?  There is a lot of extra bulk, especially on the ipad example in the pic… but i’m thinking that particular setup might be for a tri-pod or vehicle application.

The eye-pieces on those things must be pretty strong if they can take mounting like that and resist a decent amount of shock.

I thought there was a chance this might just be a troll,  mainly because the Special Operations Apps website looks suspect and doesn’t have any real info on it.  Some more digging though, which lead me to US Night Vision where they sell the iPhone mount and iPad mount for $269 and $499 respectively. *facepalm*

It will be nice if/when night vision cameras are mirrorless someday.  This is one piece of technology that looks like it’s stuck back in the 90s.

Hat tip: Douglas

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06-7-2012