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The TIKAD from Duke Robotics:

This always seems like a good idea to me.  Why send people where you can use robots instead? There’s definitely a lot of debate about using machines to kill humans (even if they are the enemy) being moral and ethical. I’ve always really seen things in black and white, so I don’t have a problem with it. If they are a threat then they are a threat. The grey area probably happens more when it’s set to an autonomous kill mode (if that ever will exist) rather than human controlled through the screen, and can’t potentially differentiate from surrenders, kids etc..  The weaponized drone with the M4 in this looks really janky, but I’m sure it works.  Initially I was wondering why they would just strap in something like that rather than a custom built solution.. but it’s actually kind of smart and saves a whole lot of money if it actually works.  Probably would want to get a large magazine though, as 30 rounds presumably without the ability for the drone to reload isn’t going to be that great.

Oh and ☑️ Dubstep music in at least part of the video.  haha

Duke Robotics has a lot more information on their website, including a place where you can invest in their company if you’re interested.  The speculations they are making about the drone market and defense spending looks promising.

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Go back inside somebody’s mom, you’re drunk:

Bellevue, WA represent.  This actually made numerous big websites including the Daily Mail where they wrote several paragraphs about it (naturally for SEO purposes).  My guess is that the video was staged.  The YouTube embed is from a channel called ViralHog, which buys and sells the “hottest viral videos” according to their description *eye roll*.  Oh what a time to be alive.

Thoughts? Would drink afternoon Pinot with and discuss quadcopters & their effect on privacy?

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Quick, someone save these vids for posterity:

Our mission is to become the premier security services firm in the United States by providing dedicated, professional security personnel and quality services to our clients.

A lofty goal.  Prepare to be dazzled by expert video after effects, stellar operational reloads mainly for dealing with hand injuries, and overdone useless “I didn’t see but I pretended to look” type threat assessments after every task.

0:31 – Special tenifer coated high speed low drag cookie sheets you wouldn’t know anything about.

0:42 – Aiming is for losers

0:53 – Injured your one hand?  Style points for opting to do a heel reload.  Not sure why you couldn’t just hit the slide release in a case like this when the gun is in slide lock… obviously it’s not as cool.

1:10 – Awwwwwwww shit the one handed reload.  We’ve seen this maneuver before!

1:17 – Weak hand upside down gun with pinky running the trigger.  If that wasn’t enough, peep the crotch reload.

1:28 – “Oh hold up… let me fix your upside down derp pinky trigger grip. There we go bRah… that’s much better.”

1:34 – Wow they are really trying to sell the idea of this one hand upside down pinky defense.

1:38 – If the standing heel reload earlier in the video wasn’t enough, if you train with them they will also throw in the kneeling heel reload at no extra cost.

1:48 – “Bitches don’t know ’bout my pivot / cookie sheet engagement”

1:57 – Knee tuck reload.  Sure, looks legit.

2:16 – Belt buckle reload.  Yea this is also a thing I’m not mad at, but couldn’t it be done on the side or back of the belt?

2:27 – BOOM hit you with mad credentials. Recognize.

A 2nd video on tactical defense shooting, with some additional lulz:

1:36 – Engage rapidly.  Throwing lead at 1000+ ft/sec in the general direction of something is obviously good enough.  Again, aiming is for low speed high drag losers.  As long as you make some noise and fake threat asses after, your good to go.

1:48 – Hot potato handgun… you know the drill.

2:00+ – hahah at the cut in LA bank robbery movie footage.

DerpIf you think you can handle this type of training, please don’t hesitate to contact Marshall Security Service & Training Academy.

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Hat tip: NAZ, Owen, Caleb

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Took only a few days for this to happen:

Looks like the 3D printed firearm made the waves founder Cody Wilson was hoping it would make.

Check out this Forbes article for more info and the DOD takedown letter.

Defense-Distributed-Liberator-PartsThe files are out there now, all over the world.  The fact Defense Distributed isn’t operating right now doesn’t make any difference.  Hopefully no one hurts themselves by using a inferior plastic and printer, or does anything else stupid with a printed gun.  That’s all we need right now.

Thoughts? Ban assault printers?

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I’m offended by the stupidity of this so called defense:

“The most unbelievable product in school safety I have ever seen in my life” -Chief

In the event of a school shooting or threat of violence, classrooms will go into lockdown. If a shooter gets into a classroom, teachers can now use hand-held whiteboards as shields to protect their students.

Full Story – FOX

I’ll have to agree with the chief LOL… it really is unbelievable.  Wow, and not “just” a shield either, it can be used as a weapon too… I love the little demo he gives so much.

I can’t wait to here an expert’s explanation for how a teacher is going to block bullets like a cartoon character.  Last time I checked, people can’t anticipate where a 1000+ ft/s round is going to end up.  Does anyone actually think that active shooters would waste more than a couple shots at something like that before moving on to softer/easier targets?  How much do you want to bet some kid’s parents are so in love with this idea they actually went out and bought their kids a stupid board and told them “Carry it if you want to live” *Arnold Schwarzenegger voice*.  Then in an extreme twist, the kid gets the name “Board Boy”, becomes an outcast and shoots up the school which was trying to protect him, using a round such as the FN 5.7 in order to blast through the very boards and make everyone look like idiots.  Too far?

Kind of racist they went with white boards too, rather than black boards?  What, black boards aren’t good enough?  Some of my best school memories come from black boards.

Minnesota-Bulletproof-WhiteboardI love how arming teachers or staff (who volunteer) with firearms and necessary training is just totally out of the question still. Pretty sick that “the next best thing” is this stupid product.

A company called HARDWIRE based in Maryland makes the boards. The product page for them is pretty hilarious if you get a chance to check it out. $299 + shipping! If you have deep pockets, buy a bunch to troll friends.

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You too can have this home defense operator knowledge:

Interesting contrast in the video, between the instructor in HSLD multicam range operator mode, and home invasion mode.  I love how he’s just waiting for the burglar when he’s about to break in the front door.  SURPRISE!

home-alone-faceFree PDF available for download on mistakes people make that could result in a home invasion.

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