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

A new gun range opening this summer in Lewisville, Texas, will have two rooms available for hosting children’s birthday parties. Owner David Prince tells WFAA that the Eagle Gun Range will be available for children as young as eight years old.

Full Story – HERE

Why not, right?  As long as the safety measures are as good as they make them sound in the video then I really don’t see the down side.

I’m assuming these kids won’t be shooting .50 BMGs and Deagles… but I could be wrong.

I just know some little shithead troll is going to show up with a Trayvon Martin target and it will be all over the news.

Thoughts? Do you think guns should be separate from a “party” atmosphere, regardless how much supervision there is?

Hat tip: John H.

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06-7-2012

The Onion reports from Afghanistan:

I like when military/gun stuff shows up on The Onion.

I always find it amazing how many people think stories on The Onion are real.  I suppose some of them are believable if they are seen out of context.

Hat tip: Rich

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06-7-2012

A catchy original song by FXhummel1:

You might recognize TheYankeeMarshal in the vid doing some funny stuff.  Choosing The Proper Concealed Carry Handgun is still my favorite video by him.

I really liked the quick cuts, and the different acted out scenes in this video… it spiced it up!

You can pick up a Run Guns T-shirt over at ENDO Apparel.

Thoughts?

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06-6-2012

Madonna is obviously starving for some media attention:

Madonna, follower of Jewish-sect Kabbalah, began it in a glass confessional as a Hebrew prayer was read then shot her way out with a rifle and burst into her hit Girl Gone Wild.

Later, during Revolver, she wielded the Kalashnikov AK47 automatic rifle, used by modern-day insurgents, while a dancer held an Israeli-manufactured Uzi.

Full story – HERE

Those pics are from her concert a few days ago in Tel Aviv.  Mission Accomplished with the controversial move to use guns to gain media attention.  So original material girl. *eye roll*

She should have went “all in” and had an interlude/skit where she was the anti-material girl, and shot an anti-materiel rifle at watermelons placed at the beyond the crowd.  Waving guns around on stage by themselves is amateur.

Thoughts?

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06-6-2012

The Russian accent starts off strong… but then gets weaker as the video gets cooler:

In my opinion, the fat jokes he was making while waiting for his food were unnecessary (starting at 1:38).  That said, the tank has some serious firepower!

Thoughts?

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06-6-2012