Because the real science and data apparently isn’t good enough, this guy does it twice:

Testing with actual people appears to be very common with body armor and ballistic glass.  Those links are two previous examples.  I have posted others, but they usually end up getting deleted because the person gets ridiculed.

Maybe I’m just gullible, but if someone tells me something like “This airbag will deploy when ___________”  or “this drop safety on your Glock will prevent it from being fired when _________” I don’t have the urge to smash my car into a tree or start throwing my Glock around to see for myself.

Anyone into doing these crazy tests on themselves?

Hat tip: James, William, Kevin

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02-26-2012

Hardly scientific, but still cool:

The major flaw is that people have ribs and wear clothing.  Interesting video nevertheless…

It’s safe to say that ribs or not, you don’t want to get shot in the heart.

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02-26-2012

Pretty funny that this slipped through the cracks:

Two parents in Queens were outraged after their five-year-old daughter was asked to complete a spelling worksheet that featured the words “gun” and “rob,” but officials at the Department of Education said Wednesday that the teacher, who brought the offending worksheet from a previous school, has apologized.

“You’re teaching them that guns are okay because you’re putting it in their homework, you’re teaching them that robbing is okay because you’re putting it in their homework,” said Takiema Reynolds, the girl’s mother.

Full Story – HERE

I suppose it’s a bit more sensitive of an issue in a city like New York, in a neighborhood such as Queens.  Lets not get carried away though, guns ARE OK.  Robbing isn’t OK, but that’s a robber in the picture.  Police have guns to catch robbers.  Are police not OK?

Genuine mistake on behalf of the teacher?  Or an epic troll gone sour?  I guess we will never know.

Hat tip: Vicklan

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02-25-2012

The deal is incredible if you need to stock up on .22LR.

$6.50 a brick (500 rounds) for Remington 40 gr. lead nose ammo which looks like it’s similar to Remington Thunderbolt … I don’t think .22LR has been that cheap since the 80s.  I want to know what the CMP gets it for, if they can sell it for that cheap and still make a profit.

In order to get that $65 deal you need to get your CMP affiliated shooting club to buy it for you (pay them back or something), otherwise it’s $90.

You can place your order at the bottom of the page – HERE

The description states that this ammo was made for a US military contract back in 1995.  I assume it was for training purposes back then.  Does the military still use .22LR for anything?

Hat tip: Eric P.

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02-25-2012

In a recent article titled Gun culture spreads in India, the L.A. Times Reports:

Despite tough controls on weapons, Indians own about 40 million guns, the second-highest number in the world. Of those, 85% are unregistered Saturday-night specials involved in 90% of firearm homicides. That said, there are only 3 guns for every 100 people in India, compared with 89 guns per 100 Americans, the world leaders, according to gunpolicy.org.

The Team American song immediately started going through my head when I read that statistic.

As gun culture spreads, local governments have offered to fast-track firearms licenses if men have vasectomies. Families include firearms in dowries. And authorities have discouraged celebratory gunfire at weddings after several accidents, including the recent death of a bridegroom when his uncle’s revelry shots went terribly wrong.

People do that for a fast-tracked license?   They should throw a gun in the mix to sweeten the deal.  I bet there would be a lot of Indians walking around with tiger striped .50AE DEAGLES if they had their choice.  Actually scratch that, they would want the elusive .50 BMG Deagle.

Hat tip: Scott P.

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02-24-2012

Heartbreaker from WeaponsRelated tricked out his AR-15 furniture like a wood paneled station wagon pimp:

I blogged about wood ar-15 furniture HERE and HERE in the past.  Although this Hydro dipping is not as classy or as durable as real wood, it’s definitely less expensive.

His How To Video:

So many companies are coming out with hydro dipped graphics on guns now, but I didn’t know there was a company that made home kits until now.  Heartbreaker used a kit from MyDipKit and it seems to have turned out well.  They have a bunch of interesting graphics in their catalog, along with some pretty stupid looking ones.  I’d like to get a Hi-Point and try out the $100 bills one, and possibly the carbon fiber kit.  Funny thing is that the $100 price for the kit is almost the price of a brand new Hi-Point.

The FAQ doesn’t say anything about being able to remove the dip, so that kind of worries me if using it on an expensive firearm but i’m assuming solvent would make quick work of it.

Has anyone else done this?  Did you like the results?  Long term durability?

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02-24-2012