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


Hat tip: Eric


Looks like Red Dawn Australian edition:

Based on the best selling book (of the same name) by John Marsden.

If you’re interested, the movie is available for rental for $4 on, and you can also buy the DVD there too.

Has anyone seen this movie yet?  Is it worth watching?

Hat tip: Dave


Last week I gave away 12 copies of Philip Mulivor’s book Proclaiming Liberty.

Congrats to those that won! Philip will mail your books out within the next couple days.  I still have not heard back from 3 people with their addresses, but i’m going to email them all again and give it a few days.  If I still haven’t heard back in a week from when I first emailed them i’ll just draw new people.

In my opinion if you ever plan on using a 2nd amendment quote in conversation or something you’re writing this book should be a requirement.   Searches for quotes on the internet is hilarious sometime, and often end up looking like some of the contest entry comments you guys were leaving:

The comment left by Nate sticks in my mind:

“The problem with internet quotes is that you cant always depend on their accuracy” -Abraham Lincoln, 1864

I just want to thank Philip again for writing such a useful book, and for providing them for the contest.

If you didn’t win you can still buy the paperback for 12.95 or Kindle edition for $3.95.

Everyday No Days Off


This week I’m giving away 12 copies of Philip Mulivor’s new book:

About the book:

More than 130 key quotes vetted for accuracy—including nearly all the famous firearms-related remarks attributed to our Founders—by checking them word-for-word against original books and documents (many predating the Declaration of Independence). The book debunks several phony quotes and sets the record straight on dozens of others.  Several reproductions of title pages from antique books (Some are over 250 years old) which were used in the research are also included.

If you don’t think you’re lucky enough to win, or if you simply want to get your hands on a copy immediately you can place your order over at Amazon:

Buy the paperback for 12.95 or Kindle edition for $3.95.  Philip was nice enough to offer a 20% discount on the paperback edition using the discount code EFPPY7C5 for the length of the contest when you checkout of Amazon.

Giveaway rules:

1) You must be 18 or older
2) You must live in the United States

How to enter:

  • Easy.  Just leave ONE comment on this post.  Don’t reply to anyone.  More than one comment will disqualify you.
  • Use a valid email address so I can contact you if you win.  Your email address will not be used for anything else but notifying you of a win.

The Draw:

  • I’ll generate random numbers at and that corresponding comment number wins a book.
  • You can only win one book.  It will be signed and shipped to you directly from the author once the contest is over.
  • Contest ends January 27, 2012

Giveaway Schedule And Results:

January 23 – Book 1 – Drawn from comments on this blog post:  WINNER – #47657 indoh
January 24 – Book 2  3 – Drawn from comments on this blog post:  WINNERS – #47928 Marci / #47869 Austin
January 25 – Book 4  5  6 – Drawn from comments on this blog post:  WINNERS – #47775 JG / #47719 Jeff / #47895 MSgt B
January 26 – Book 7  8  9 – Drawn from comments on this blog post: WINNERS – #47941 Chris / #48202 JGreene / #48122 Will
January 27 – Book 10  11  &  12 – Drawn from comments on this blog post: WINNERS – #47705 Tom / #47862 noflashbang / #47675 Dustin

Good luck!


She’s two years old:

It’s neat how the fact it was pre-recorded didn’t matter.  You can tell the little girl was absolutely thrilled.


11 Days, 11 copies of Paul Barrett’s book Glock: The Rise Of America’s Gun were given away.

One of my goals for 2012 is to try and give back more to you blog visitors.  I’m really glad to have had the opportunity to work with Paul Barrett, the author of the book, and Random House to run this giveaway.  At 345 total entries, your odds of winning were pretty good.

I will be forwarding all the addresses for mailing as soon as I get a reply from the latest winner.  I’ve got my copy of the book sitting next to me, and I can hardly wait to read it.

If you were not one of the lucky 11, you can always pick it up on Amazon.

Thanks a lot for entering, and you can expect more giveaways/contests coming up!

Everyday No Days Off