WHAT IF? XKCD Answering the question on all our minds:

“Is it possible to build a jetpack using downward firing machine guns?”

-Rob B

Hit up “What If?”over at XKCD for all the math and some other interesting info as well such as:

The GAU-8 Avenger fires up to sixty one-pound bullets a second. It produces almost five tons of recoil force, which is crazy considering that it’s mounted in a type of plane (the A-10 “Warthog”) whose two engines produce only four tons of thrust each. If you put two of them in one aircraft, and fired both guns forward while opening up the throttle, the guns would win and you’d accelerate backward.

hahaha wow.  Thoughts?

Also, if you have any interest in math, science, or engineering make sure you’re following the XKCD comic.

Hat tip: Stephan, Eric

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11-29-2012

and you’re going to want to clear a spot on the shelf in your railroad boxcar:

Ammo In a Can is a patented process that removes the atmosphere from inside the can and replaces it with dry, inert nitrogen gas.  Without moisture or oxygen in the can, the ammunition does not deteriorate, corrode, or rust. This gives the ammo an indefinite shelf life, regardless of the environment outside the can.

Interesting concept.  Unsurprisingly it comes at a premium over what you would pay for non sealed ammo though.  Depending on how many rounds you want that are sealed, it might be worth it?  $9 for 100 rounds of .22 LR …. $22 for 50 rounds of 9mm etc..

Maybe I’m the only one that doesn’t like this other aspect of this business, but telling me the ammo is made by ______ company or simply “Made In USA” just isn’t good enough.  I want to know exactly what repacked cartridges I am buying.  To me this is a no-brainer considering they are marketing this ammo as a SHTF type solution.

For more information and a video heavy on the fear mongering then head over to Ready Reserve Ammo.

Thoughts?

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11-28-2012

Come for the Microsoft destruction, stay for the slow motion:

ROFL at the operating system taking up 18 GB out of 32 GB on the device.  It’s worth shooting for that reason alone.  That keyboard looks like a pretty slick idea though I’ll give them that, but it looks a bit too flat to be functional without looking down at the keys.

LOL on sale for $604.. regularly $1000? Uh yea I’ll pass.

Thoughts?

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11-28-2012

Long but fairly interesting:

I saw the Mythbusters episode on ammunition in a fire… SAMMI got similar results.  Basically it’s not that dangerous if the round isn’t chambered… you wouldn’t want to have your face right next to it though.

Someone in the comments mentioned they should have done a drop test with .22 LR.  Yea no shit!

7:55 – Do a lot of people you know own blasting caps?  I don’t know anyone that has any.

10:10 – I always wondered what would happen if I ran over my ammo with one of my many bulldozers.

12:27 – 28,000 rounds being lit on fire NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooo

It’s funny how they use actually real people (firefighters) for a lot of the tests to prove that the exploding ammunition wasn’t dangerous.  If you’re testing something, doesn’t that already mean you’re not 100% sure on the outcome, and you hope to find the answer?  I’m sure a mannequin with some sensors would have done the trick for some of the tests, or at least better protection on the fire fighters.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Russell

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11-28-2012

Gregory Markle whipped up this epic photoshop:

Way better than that generic transfusion fluid.  LOL what an awesome tag line too:

When you’re shot and bleeding free, always reach for Sonny P!

Every time I see anything Sunny D related it reminds me of this Dave Chappelle stand-up on grape drink / Sunny Delight.

Thoughts?

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11-27-2012

If you’re not regularly shooting your AR-15 out of vehicles using two cables to steady it, you should probably reevaluate your operator life:

The rifle and pics are from LVOA.  Pronounced “LOVE-AH”?  They should have called the rifle Boombastic;  shout out to Shaggy for that hot ’95 joint.

No word on if you can just purchase that fore-end.  Looks prefect for clothing line ops.

Thoughts?

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11-27-2012