I’ve never played Skyrim, but the gaming world seemed to be all over it for a while:

Good idea for a video, it would work well with a lot of different game footage.

The execution of this particular video was perfect.

Thoughts?

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08-24-2012

The old way, by cutting the rifling grooves into the barrel:

One of the new ways, by cold hammer forging the grooves in:

Frankly they are both frightening as hell!  The 2nd video isn’t specifically firearm related, but the process is similar.  I cringed every time that hammer came down and struck the object… that’s TONS of force per square inch.

To use a Workaholics reference… both processes are so tight butthole.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Simon, Eric

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08-24-2012

Just out having a troll stroll exercising rights at the same time:

hahah he suggests to the cop he should park elsewhere as not to impede traffic.  Good start guy..

How do automatic firearms normally look?  In my experience they look identical to semi autos unless you know what to look for.  *blah blah blah erring on the side of caution* because so many criminals open carry mid day minding their own business on a busy street right? *eye roll*  We discussed this before on the blog, but what phone operators at police stations need to start doing is asking a few simple questions like “So this person you saw open carrying… was he acting in a threatening manner?” etc.. and then based on the answers proceed to educate the caller that open carry of a firearm is in fact legal in the state.  It would really save a lot of time for everyone involved, and free the police up to deal with situations that are of actual importance.

I love how he was finished with the police at around 3.5 minutes, yet continued to be a douchebag and argue with them about the semi-automatic / automatic, and the NFA.

I’ll say it time and time again, open carry if you want… it’s your right (in some states) and you should do whatever you want, but don’t be surprised when you get harassed over and over because some “concerned citizen” sees you carrying around a “High powered fully automatic assault rifle with a shoulder thing that goes up”.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Carl, Scott

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08-23-2012

Lucky he’s not driving, or he would get a ticket in most states:

The picture was actually taken in Syria, while they were travelling 80MPH into the city of Aleppo to kick some ass (or get lunch and some beer with his bros when they respond to his text).

Source – CJChivers (Author of THE GUN)

First of all I thought he had his finger on the trigger… but upon closer inspection of the hi-res pictures on CJ’s site, the guy has it behind the trigger.  Interesting choice of resting spots.

Other guesses on what he’s texting?

Hat tip: Steve

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08-23-2012

You just know whoever driving was like “Hold my beer and watch this!”.

My initial thought was that several members of the crowd were going to get pancaked, so that was a relief.

Hat tip: Chris

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08-23-2012

Shooting Illustrated has some nice pics of 34 iterations:

Check out the other 33 on their website.

As much as I appreciate the design and the old school flavor of the 1911, I’m still bitter that my Springfield Loaded pitted with rust simply because I didn’t treat it like it was something special and keep it in a temp/humidity controlled environment and clean/oil it.  I don’t have the time or want, to worry about babying firearms.  It takes out of my potato chip eating, and distracts me from memorizing the great lines in all 5 seasons of the wire while I get fat, never leave the house, and wonder why I am so alone.

I was kind of disappointed to not see the Double Barrel 1911 in the mix… but I suppose the 1911 purists are not down with it.  Some of the others that are in the 34 pics probably raised a few eyebrows as well I imagine.

Thoughts?  Are 1911s #1 on your list of all time favorite handguns?

Hat tip: Weer’d

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08-23-2012