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Not gun related, besides the fact it looks like something that could take down a plane:

  • 36 pounds
  • 33 inches long
  • Minimum focusing distance of 46 ft

I’d hazard a guess that pointing that at a helicopter like they did in the video, would get you laid out on the ground (or at the very minimum hassled) by the police more often then not. People seem to call 911 for practically ANYTHING that looks suspicious nowadays.

Lots more info in a review of the lens – HERE

The price tag on this used one is $120,000 !

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcT1mw0i4fE[/youtube]

Made by Magpul fanboys obviously. If Magpul didn’t make good products I would make fun of these guys, but since they do I’d have to say it’s perfectly acceptable to buy as much Magpul as you want.

Although you can’t see the targets in the video, the guys in it definitely seem to be pretty good and familiar with their weapons. Not surprising when in the youtube comments the uploader “glin1216” says that a majority of them in the video are Military and they attended classes occasionally.

As far as the camera they used, the description says “Shot with a Canon 5DMKII + 70-200 f/2.8 IS L”, which for video is quite similar to the Canon 7D or T2i that I perpetually lust over on this blog.

You gotta love the choice of song too.

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hE-ZmwATS8E[/youtube]

Pretty awesome work for some young kids.

The camera they used is the Canon T2i Digital SLR that I have been wanting for a long time.

I have to laugh when people say “Why buy a Digital SLR for video… why not buy a video camera?”… Yea well great idea except for the fact there are no video cameras out there for anywhere near $1000 that can interchange professional lenses and provide the same quality of video.  Sure there are some short comings, but you can’t beat the price.

The same camera is used by youtuber freddiew whose gun related videos I posted about HERE and HERE

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I have been using chrome for a while now, and I agree it’s fast.

What a fun way to demonstrate its speed:

[youtube width=”560″ height=”340″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCgQDjiotG0[/youtube]

Camera Used: Phantom v640 High Speed Camera at 1920 x 1080, films up to 2700 fps

Damn everything looks so wicked in slow motion. Make sure you read the details on the video to see how each test was done.

I hate to think how much that camera is worth.  I think it’s pretty safe to assume that if google uses it, I can’t afford it though.  Even if I could afford it, my ammunition requirement would increase exponentially because of all the awesome shooting footage I would need to get.

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Some of you may remember the story I posted back in February about 29 year old GunPal CEO Benjamin Phillip Cannon who was arrested for allegedly impersonating a police officer.

Well I’m glad to report today that the case was dismissed, and here are some words from the man himself:

I was arrested and my house raided for allegedly pulling someone over with a red light and badge somewhere in or near Santa Rosa. None of what was found at the scene of the alleged crime was found in my possession – yet prosecution commenced.

Trouble is I was 100 miles away in Sacramento that entire day with multiple witnesses, Cellphone GPS records, phone calls, and text messages, and signed credit charge receipts to prove it.

Source – Calguns.net

It will be interesting to hear more about this story. I’m still curious as to why he was on the sheriff’s violent crimes unit radar in the first place.

By the sounds of it, Ben is going to be bringing a lawsuit of his own to those that tried to smear his good name.

Thanks to Kestryll and DavidC from Calguns for letting me know.

UPDATE:

To Quote DavidC, when I asked about solid proof the case was dismissed:

Journalists seldom report when someone’s name is cleared, but they sure are quick to drag someone through the mud when they are accused.

I think that really rings true in mainstream media.  I try to “make right” whenever possible on my blog when it comes to situations like this.  I can think of nothing worse then being proven innocent, or having the charges dropped, and a majority of people still thinking you were guilty just because they were not informed.  Hopefully we will see some coverage from the big news stations that reported on the original arrest, but I’m definitely not holding my breath.

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