This is good:


He raises some interesting points that are outside the obvious ones, so that was nice.

Reminded me of MrColionNoir… who has definitely been slacking on the vids lately!  Someone should tell him that TwangNBang is trying to take his spot, maybe he’ll get hungry again and start pumping out the vids. haha




Art surrounding firearms:

Some pictures are neat, some are useless.  That’s pretty much how it goes with art though… not everyone is going to be impressed by everything in an exhibit.  The picture, and the story behind 3:27 “Mike And Rat (1983)” by Mary Ellen Mark I found to be the most interesting.  Well that and “Shoot (1971) by Chris Burden where he was so bat shit crazy he got his friend to shoot him with a .22 LR from 15 ft away; in California none the less.  I was a bit disappointed that a high capacity assault clip wasn’t used, considering it was the 70s, before any of the legislation there.


If you’re interested in George Blakeley’s book “Bang: The Gun As Image” it’s available used for quite cheap over at Amazon.  I see it’s only 48 pages long though, so it might be kind of useless.

Hat tip: Erik



The much awaited re-up:

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Thanks for all the support.  Lots more products coming soon.

Hope everyone has a great weekend,




I gotta tell you fellas, you got what appears to be a dynamite idea *shifty eyes*:

Combining the Vigilant Spectre group with moving vehicles, ice, snow, and firearms seems to me like a deadly cocktail… but hey I just operate from cozy armchairs, so really what do I know?  After reading their disclaimer though I was really put at ease haha:

Disclaimer: THE ACTIVITIES DEPICTED IN THIS VIDEO CARRY A HIGH RISK OF SERIOUS BODILY INJURY OR DEATH. VSO does not advocate the emulation of high risk behaviors. DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS AT HOME! Viewer discretion is advised.

Translation: You’re not operator enough to attempt what we do in the video.  Fall back you newbs.  Ask your mom’s permission before you even view this shit… we are THAT hardcore.

You can go back through the Vigilant Spectre archives to see my opinions on their past tomfoolery.  I stand by what I said, but since then I have exchanged a few emails with Vigilant Spectre himself, and he actually seems like a good guy… I just never plan on shooting with him or his crew.  Basically I’ll summarize it by bastardizing / modifying a Bruce Dickinson quote from the SNL “blue oyster cult” skit… Vigilant Spectre of course as THE Bruce Dickinson:

I put my rifle on; the sling over one shoulder just like the rest of you… except once my rifle is on I do stupid shit.

We can talk about “is this good for gun owners? Is this bad for gun owners?” until we’re blue in the face.  Frankly in this case it looks like they are out in the middle of nowhere shooting into a ditch, and they all made the decision as adults to be there, so I don’t really care.  I wouldn’t want to be involved with something like this in any capacity, but that’s just me. If I ever win Powerball I’m buying Vigilant Spectre a small helicopter so they can kick this up a few notches.

Vigilant-Spectre-Winter-Vehicle-OpsThe muzzle sweeping was pretty bad a few times, but they said that was ok because there was no round in the chamber (hopefully).

Does the mixing of several camouflages and fabric from several different eras drive anyone else nuts? haha




The idea was grand.  The outcome not as expected:

4:58 – LOL oops.  Lesson learned, lucky someone didn’t end up with a piece of something in their head.

Their 10 ft tannerite pipe worked fine… I guess 60ft was too long for the explosion to propagate?


There are a lot of suggestions on their youtube video comments on what to do to make that long one work, I have no idea if any of them know what they are talking about though.





When Chris Costa isn’t catching major air jumping sharks, he’s apparently involved in synchronized land dancing with other tactical operators.

Chris-Costa-Chanel-ParodyOne could have cut the bro love on that range with a knife.  Even though I believe the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie “Junior” COULD actually happen, I’m pretty sure most of the time guys can’t get pregnant.  That said, I was told that Costa Junior’d one or two guys that day, just from them being in his vicinity.

Thoughts? Do you operate like this in your own operations? If not, do you aspire to?