Sadly this isn’t some next-gen Chinese robot.. these people are real:

I sure hope whatever company that makes those grenade fuses has a very low margin of error.  Basically if it detonated a second or two early, there would possibly be 6 people dead. The Chinese especially, seem to love unnecessarily risky stuff like this.  I don’t even consider it impressive… it’s just flat out dumb.

Maybe you guys that have served here in the U.S. have some stories of unsafe things you had to do during training?  I hardly doubt it will compare to “cheating death” by passing around a live grenade or camping out at the end of a shooting range near the targets.  What do I know though.

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02-5-2012

The gun store guys complain some more about their customers in the context of the 4473:

Huh?  They say you’re not supposed to allow people to see the 4473.  I don’t know where they got that information from, but the form is available as a PDF directly on the ATF’s own website.  In addition there is also some sort of “smart form” to help eliminate errors.  I had to LOL when I saw the smart form is an .exe file.  I’m not one of those tinfoil hat kind of guys but this is definitely one of those “nice try ATF” type scenarios.

I love how he gives such a specific “8/10 FFL holders lose their licences because they make errors on this form”…. I’d like to see the data to support that claim, because that sounds incredibly high.

Thoughts?

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02-5-2012

The anti-illegal gun ad that will be airing during the Superbowl tomorrow:

I wasn’t thrilled about the idea of this ad in the first place, but I was at least optimistic would have spent the money well.   What a useless pile of crap though.  All anyone is going to see is two old guys in football jerseys that they are already sick of hearing talk, and then tune out. Congratulations, you just wasted $3.5 million dollars.

Oh and you both support the 2nd Amendment?  Is that some sort of updated version i’m not aware off that states “If you’re rich you have the right to be armed and/or protected”? You hypocritical scrooge-mc-duck-type-motherf….

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Corey V.

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02-4-2012

Doomsday Preppers explores the lives of otherwise ordinary Americans who are preparing for the end of the world as we know it. Unique in their beliefs, motivations, and strategies, preppers will go to whatever lengths they can to make sure they are prepared for any of life’s uncertainties. And with our expert’s assessment, they will find out their chances of survival if their worst fears become a reality.

The Doomsday Preppers website – HERE

The show starts Tuesday February 7th on the National Geographic channel.  Looks like it should be entertaining enough. Probably a lot of rational ideas, but occasionally seasoned with redneck and a pinch of derp.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: James S., Mark

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02-4-2012

He loosely acts out a few of the scenes:

I still envy his job… but these videos are getting kind of dry.  For one he should stop talking so much.  I watch the vids for the weapons and shooting, not for a forced Russian monologue.

Judging by some other videos I’ve seen, it looks like the LAW rocket part at 2:09 was faked.  Pretty lame if you ask me.  I guess they know the audience is mostly 12 year-olds that they can pull one over on.. so why not save the money. *shakes head*

Thoughts?

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02-4-2012

Tight shorts, spray on shirt, and dry humor included as a bonus:

I guess it’s not a new trend, that bulletproof _________ manufacturers no matter what the product, feel compelled they need to show a real person getting shot.  Frankly I can’t see if there is internal damage anyway, so scientific data would interest me more.

I know I wouldn’t be lining up to get hit by 7.62×51 NATO ball, or .44 Magnum.  I don’t care how many people lived through it before me.

Was it just me, or with the angle he was firing the revolver at were you half expecting him to take the deflection to the crotch?

Second Chance body armor is still around, so that’s a good sign their products work. I wonder if they could hook me up with one of those vintage shirts? I’d like a Large though, not a XXS like in the video.

Would you stand in front of a gun to prove something the company that you work for makes, actually works?

Hat tip: Andrew H.

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02-3-2012