I remember seeing a few examples like this in physics:

Demonstrating the law of conservation of momentum with a M1 Garand.

I wonder if lots of publishers are getting pressured to swap them out for different examples?  Wouldn’t want to scare anyone.  If a police officer or a soldier was holding the gun it might be a little more acceptable, but still unnecessarily scary.  Probably better to use a non threatening cannon instead. haha

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Hat tip: Eric

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11-22-2012

Is the question which was given a comprehensive answer by Jon Davis, a former Marine Corps marksmanship instructor:

The reason is actually to help them aim faster by utilizing a technique known as “Flash Sight Picture”. 

I wouldn’t advise it though. I specialized in pistols and have fired these weapons thousands of times. That said, the thought has crossed my mind. The answer didn’t come to me until another coach (from the “hood”) gave me a good reason why this technique would be used. In practice it actually does utilize one very important sighting practice, but fails overall. This is a good idea in theory, but fails miserably in the actual execution.

Full explanation with diagrams over at Quora.

If you want more sideways gun gangsta action check out Urban Shooting Grips, and how FBI endorses sideways shooting.

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11-22-2012

Hunt Brothers Pizza out of Nashville, TN gives you this with pizza takeout or delivery:

Genius promo.  Ironically environmental too, considering it will get 2 uses… holding the pizza and then getting shot at.  The environmental aspect kind of takes a turn for the worse when you realize you’ll be pumping lead into it… but at least it saved a portion of a tree you would have killed if you didn’t have a free target to shoot on your empty pizza box.

Make sure to lick your fingers off before you shoot.  Cleaning dried tomato sauce out of a match trigger is a pain in the ass I hear. *shifty eyes*

I like a company that isn’t afraid to do things like hunting promotions, and even put a religious saying on the box knowing that either one could lose them a few customers.  They have their values, and they stick to them.

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Hat tip: Art, Franklin

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11-21-2012

How does something like this even pop into someones head in passing thought?

Source – Stolen Valor

When is the next military flight to Afghanistan?  I’m sure some good soldiers would love to have her as a guest, and even introduce her to some of the locals after ripping her passport in half.  I hear they treat women really well there, so I’m sure she will have a great life.

When Phil emailed me this story last night it was gaining steam, but the girl’s facebook page was still up.  Unsurprisingly she was likely getting hammered with angry people, so it no longer exists.

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Hat tip: Phil

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11-21-2012

Another video game promotion.  All these YouTubers are toeing company lines now:

Like his hollywood buddy Freddiew, it seems that FPS is now also all about the corporate clients. I’ve got to wonder, does that drain the fun out of doing videos it as much as it appears to?

What a terrible looking suit.  I guess it’s just a costume though for the video, so in other words who cares.

I was 100% convinced FPS actually shaved his head for this video until he turned around at 1:47 where I think I can see some makeup lines.  Pretty good job on that makeup though if you ask me.

The graphics in this Hitman look amazing, but I wonder if the game play is any good.  Anyone play it yet?

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11-21-2012

A holster idea a one-product Spanish company thinks is so innovative, they named their company Eureka:

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Let me just put it out there that I see absolutely no reason for anyone to carry a modern handgun without one in the chamber.

+1 for the good looking Spanish product rep / police officer, even though she obviously shoots like a total newb judging by the video.

-1 for the lame motorcycle drive-by shooting

This video gives you a better look at how the holster operates with different brands of handguns:

  • 2:04 – Oh LAWD.. did he just eject a live round with his entire hand in front of the barrel?  I sure hope that was a snap cap or an inert round; bad practice though either way.
  • 2:45 – Again… Sure doesn’t look like a snap cap.  Only hope now is an inert round.
  • 3:12 – Primer missing… I can rest easy.  (hahah I was actually going to delete these last 3 lines once I saw this, but I figured one of you guys would freak out in the comments too)

You might remember that the Russians have a similar holster for their Makarov pistols (Because the spetsnaz are obviously also so damn high-speed).  Theirs though you can push the gun straight through, unlike this Spanish one where you have to push down to load the firearm, then yank back up on it to get it out of the holster.  My guess is the “innovation” in this Spanish one which they think is patentable is that aspect alone.

In addition, what an absolutely excruciating logo they have (pictured right). LOL a glowing brain inside a globe, with blue lightening coming out of it.  ROFL I couldn’t even make stuff like that up.  I think I threw up a bit in my mouth.

Head over to Eureka’s website for the more pictures and info.

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11-20-2012