AR15.com member / veteran AlexBosco knocks it out of the park with this one:

Mmmmm up close it looks like it’s made out of cake:

About the product:

I have been developing with the Chief Prosthetis at local Veterans Hospital a Stabilizing Brace (SB15) for the ar15 pistol, and a few other pistols that are similar in format, that I think all of us here will appreciate. I haven’t posted anything sooner because I’ve been waiting for the “Patent Pending Approval” from my patent lawyer and the phone call from the ATF giving me the verbal ok. The ATF has finally given me the verbal ok over the phone and I am expecting the Approval letter shortly, which I will post once received. I am a veteran and after 12 years of service and various deployments I have some mobility issues with my shooting hand and arm and the intent of the SB15 is to assist those with limited strength or mobility while shooting from the one-handed pistol precision stance or one handed supported stance.

That’s awesome.  I really hope he doesn’t charge more than $120 for it.  I imagine the market is a lot bigger than he originally might anticipate.  A lot of people with perfectly fine mobility are going to want this thing just to make their AR pistol suck less (those of you that don’t have SBRs know what I mean).  If he tries to charge $150 for instance, people might as well just add another $50 and go the SBR route.  I’ve never worked with foam rubber, but I’m assuming it’s not any more expensive than the usual polymers.  If he keeps to the design pictured, the mold wouldn’t be that complicated either so I don’t anticipate the start-up costs being out of hand.

Alex says the final product will be available in black, tan, and olive drab.

You can read the full post and see more pictures over at AR-15.com

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Eugene, Don

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11-29-2012

An ash wood stake and eight silver jacketed .357 magnum cartridges:

I’m still trying to figure out what the “Triple threat” is.  I see a stake, and some .357 magnum cartridges.  Disregarding the fact the cartridges are useless without a gun to fire them, that’s still only a “Double Threat” by my count.   Anyone?

Even though they mentioned zombies (ugh) and werewolves in the copy, it was refreshing to see a promo not strictly dedicated to zombies considering that fad peaked a long time ago.

$40 for the kit over at Coonan.  Your loved one will be exploding sparkly vampires in 2013 like a boss.

Hat tip: Cody

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11-29-2012

WHAT IF? XKCD Answering the question on all our minds:

“Is it possible to build a jetpack using downward firing machine guns?”

-Rob B

Hit up “What If?”over at XKCD for all the math and some other interesting info as well such as:

The GAU-8 Avenger fires up to sixty one-pound bullets a second. It produces almost five tons of recoil force, which is crazy considering that it’s mounted in a type of plane (the A-10 “Warthog”) whose two engines produce only four tons of thrust each. If you put two of them in one aircraft, and fired both guns forward while opening up the throttle, the guns would win and you’d accelerate backward.

hahaha wow.  Thoughts?

Also, if you have any interest in math, science, or engineering make sure you’re following the XKCD comic.

Hat tip: Stephan, Eric

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11-29-2012

and you’re going to want to clear a spot on the shelf in your railroad boxcar:

Ammo In a Can is a patented process that removes the atmosphere from inside the can and replaces it with dry, inert nitrogen gas.  Without moisture or oxygen in the can, the ammunition does not deteriorate, corrode, or rust. This gives the ammo an indefinite shelf life, regardless of the environment outside the can.

Interesting concept.  Unsurprisingly it comes at a premium over what you would pay for non sealed ammo though.  Depending on how many rounds you want that are sealed, it might be worth it?  $9 for 100 rounds of .22 LR …. $22 for 50 rounds of 9mm etc..

Maybe I’m the only one that doesn’t like this other aspect of this business, but telling me the ammo is made by ______ company or simply “Made In USA” just isn’t good enough.  I want to know exactly what repacked cartridges I am buying.  To me this is a no-brainer considering they are marketing this ammo as a SHTF type solution.

For more information and a video heavy on the fear mongering then head over to Ready Reserve Ammo.

Thoughts?

32 COMMENTS

11-28-2012

Come for the Microsoft destruction, stay for the slow motion:

ROFL at the operating system taking up 18 GB out of 32 GB on the device.  It’s worth shooting for that reason alone.  That keyboard looks like a pretty slick idea though I’ll give them that, but it looks a bit too flat to be functional without looking down at the keys.

LOL on sale for $604.. regularly $1000? Uh yea I’ll pass.

Thoughts?

18 COMMENTS

11-28-2012

Long but fairly interesting:

I saw the Mythbusters episode on ammunition in a fire… SAMMI got similar results.  Basically it’s not that dangerous if the round isn’t chambered… you wouldn’t want to have your face right next to it though.

Someone in the comments mentioned they should have done a drop test with .22 LR.  Yea no shit!

7:55 – Do a lot of people you know own blasting caps?  I don’t know anyone that has any.

10:10 – I always wondered what would happen if I ran over my ammo with one of my many bulldozers.

12:27 – 28,000 rounds being lit on fire NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooo

It’s funny how they use actually real people (firefighters) for a lot of the tests to prove that the exploding ammunition wasn’t dangerous.  If you’re testing something, doesn’t that already mean you’re not 100% sure on the outcome, and you hope to find the answer?  I’m sure a mannequin with some sensors would have done the trick for some of the tests, or at least better protection on the fire fighters.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Russell

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11-28-2012