An Afghan man is detained by U.S. Marines from the First Battalion, Eighth Marines Bravo Company at their base in Talibjan after a battle against Taliban insurgents in Musa Qala district in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand province November 7, 2010. (REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly )

Full photoset – HERE

A great set as usual.



This episode was a lot better than the previous two. Without spoling anything for those that haven’t watched it yet, my interest in the show is officially renewed.

There were a couple eye roll worthy moments as expected… most notably the ninja style loading of the S&W LadySmith by Angela.  Taking some cues from the Glock Ninja on youtube I guess…

If you forgot to set the DVR, you can always watch it online for a couple bucks:

Episode 5 – Wildfire

  • Standard Definition (SD) – HERE
  • High Definition (HD) – HERE



Capitalizing on the success of the Magpul series of videos, comes this new series from Daniel Defense:

My initial impression is that production value looks pretty high, not quite as good as the Magpul videos, but still really good.

I do have one problem with these new Daniel Defense videos though, Larry Vickers.

I was aware he existed before hand, but only through his Vickers Tactical firearm products.  They make a hell of a 2 point sling (I own the Victory Series sling).

I developed a pretty strong opinion of him after seeing one of the latest promo videos he made for Daniel Defense:

In the promo video he breaks 3 of my general life rules:

  1. Don’t use an slang word like “homes” in a video to a bunch of people you don’t know if you are over the age of 35.
  2. Don’t talk AT people… talk TO them.  There is a big difference.
  3. Don’t pretend that you are well known by a particular nickname which you thought was cool so you started calling yourself it, in hopes it would catch on.   In this case it’s “The LAV”, and it just sounds hilarious coming out of his own mouth.

The video is actually an edit of the original video which Daniel Defense took down for damage control because of the controversy of Larry Vickers calling members “Assclowns who repair laserjet printers during the day, secretly watch spongebob during the evening”.  Thanks to the awesomeness of the internet it is still available HERE.

I’m sure Daniel Defense and Larry will make a lot of money off the training videos… but if not, at least they generated a ton of exposure for both of their companies through the hype videos and the controversy.

It’s good to see the businesses in the realm of firearms delivering new content using up to date technology.

  • Daniel Defense website – HERE
  • Vickers Tactical website – HERE



A .22 Short concept schematic:

Source – Pack Rat Workshop

A video of some guy shooting one of these types of guns:

Another design:


Although I find guns like this fascinating, I really am apprehensive of ever getting one due to how unsafe they look.

I’d probably accidentally blast a shot into my junk within an hour of having one.



Have a gun.  Bring all your friends who have guns.

  • Read the rest of the Rules of Gunfighting – HERE

Picture by the artist Marek Rudowski

Marek, buddy.. what’s with the terrible toon trigger discipline? :P



1911 for Harry.. that seems about right. He’s not cool enough for a Glock :P

I think I must have been already too old when the whole Harry Potter craze hit, because I saw the first movie and thought it was terrible.

A couple other Harry Potter gun related posts you might like: