Pretty sad that little kids have to go through stuff like this:

Judging by what I read on the internet, shootouts are pretty routine in some parts of Mexico nowadays.

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06-18-2011

Late-May of 1956, James Bond author Ian Fleming received a politely critical letter from a firearms expert named Geoffrey Boothroyd.  It Began:

I have, by now, got rather fond of Mr. James Bond. I like most of the things about him, with the exception of his rather deplorable taste in firearms. In particular, I dislike a man who comes into contact with all sorts of formidable people using a .25 Beretta. This sort of gun is really a lady’s gun, and not a really nice lady at that. If Mr. Bond has to use a light gun he would be better off with a .22 rim fire; the lead bullet would cause more shocking effect than the jacketed type of the .25.

May I suggest that Mr. Bond be armed with a revolver?

All valid points.

Ian Fleming was impressed with the letter, and wrote a classy response:

Then the coolest thing happens.  Fleming introduces a “service armorer” into the Dr. No book, and names him Major Boothroyd! The character also appeared in later films. (wiki)

A BBC interview with Boothroyd – HERE

Excuse me while I go craft letters to authors, and movie directors on why they should use Glocks in an effort to get a character named after me. :P

Hat tip: Letters Of Note

 

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06-17-2011

Is this supposed to be funny?

There should be a huge fine for doing Stupid fake Russian accents on YouTube.

I’m surprised youtube actually doesn’t ban user that make videos like that.  Although I guess at < 500 views, it is hardly on the radar.

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06-17-2011

Good news.  It looks like guns are still going to be around in the future:

Taken by DarfVader outside Martin B Redding Gun Shop In Cluver City, CA

I wonder what Doc Brown was buying? My guess is he probably told them he wanted to purchase another Glock rifle and got laughed out of the store.

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06-16-2011

I know the whole “cokeman” persona is apparently an act.. but I want to punch this guy in the face every time he opens his mouth:

Shooting inside my house is not something i’d do unless I had an actual range.  Whatever floats your boat though.

He’s wearing dirty looking shoes, and has shitty carpet so I suppose what does he have to lose as long as it’s done safely as possible.

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06-16-2011

This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while:

The blade is 154 CM, 8 inches long, 1 1/2 inches wide and 3/16 inches thick. The overall length is 13 inches.

This one has premium blue mammoth ivory, and some extra special survival stuff in the mag.

I had some partners on this project. Caspian arms made the grip frames available to me at a reasonable price, Ken Jantz at Jantz Knife Supply made the blades for me to my specifications and donated ten for the NRA knives, and my friend Scott Hamann at Metal Magic in Kenai Alaska. was also very instrumental in the building of these knives. The magazine from the knife is functional in a .45 (gives you one more round if you need it) and the knife accepts a fully loaded mag for your .45 if you want to do that.

Inside the magazine in the handle is;
The door of the compartment is a diamond hone
a Leatherman Micro
a magnesium and flint fire starter
a needle for sewing
a length of synthetic sinew for snares, fishing, sewing, a bow string etc.
fish hooks
it has capacity for a .45 round
and a flashlight is on the lanyard.

Source – Bladeforums

You can visit the knife maker Mark Knapp’s site – HERE

When is the ceramic Glock version coming? Oh wait.. that’s probably a bad idea because it could be taken undetected through airport metal detectors.

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06-15-2011