manufacturing

Just the way John Moses Browning intended:

Yoooo this is lit.  No sound in the video, so feel free to overlay your own soundtrack.  Two or three songs should do it because the length is 11 minutes.

Here’s my playlist if anyone cares:

Post Malone – Broken Whiskey Glass
Future – Mad Luv
Future – Draco (because everything including a 1911 is a “Draco” if you have been listening to rap or watching any of the “hood” vids I’ve posted in the past 6 months.)

Your wcw just set down a crate at 0:39.  A lot of women in this video doing the work.  The war effort was awesome.  There’s just too many awesome timestamps in this video to mention so I’m going to let you just watch it.

Oh wait 7:51 – I bet you guys don’t even blouse your shirt like this guy *smfh* haha

Thoughts?

Gat tip: SaysUncle

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How to:

LOL the comments.  I find it hard to believe that the ATF itself is that worked up about this.  Politicians who don’t care to know any better, sure I can see that… but the ATF?  Surely there are bigger issues facing the F part of their job than people making AR-15 lowers off the books?  If not, I’d really like to see the stats on how many thousand murders happen every year with home machined AR-15 lowers.  The 2010 FBI crime statistic data for murders with weapons shows that rifles really aren’t used all that much in murders.  I look the liberty of totaling the columns from the FBI’s neatly provided Excel file and here’s what we have for the 2010 year:

  • Total Murders With Handguns – 6,009
  • Total Murders With Rifles – 358
  • Total Murders With Shotguns – 373
  • Total Murders With Firearms (type unknown) – 2,035

Total Murders With Firearms – 8,775

  • Total Murders With Knives or Cutting Instruments – 1,704
  • Total Murders With Other weapons – 1,772
  • Total Murders With Hands, Fists, Feet, Etc.. – 745

Total Murders With Weapons other than firearms – 4,221

Grand Total of Murders With Weapons – 12,996

Since we’re talking about rifles here, note that the FBI murder count for the year of 2010 is 358 people.  I’m not really sure why there are 2035 murders where the firearm is “unknown” (poor bookkeeping? poor state agency reporting?) but even if for kicks we say half them are rifles, that still makes rifles statistically less dangerous than knives.  Who knows though, since those stats are from 2010, maybe rifles have become the choice of murderers everywhere?  I doubt it, but maybe the ATF knows something we don’t.

I think it would be really interesting if we could get the numbers on how many of these murders were justifiable homicide.  This is EXTREMELY important.  Additionally, I’d like to know if suicide is included… because if it is I don’t think those numbers should count for obvious reasons.  Lastly, I’d like to know what percentage of the guns were owned legally, and how many were owned and used by already known criminals.

Whenever I see stats like this I can’t help but think to myself “…and people think firearms are the problem?”.  Look at the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) Leading Causes Of Death data and tell me there aren’t bigger issues plaguing the country which should be focused on.

Ghost-Gun-AR15-Lower-ReceiverThoughts?  

Gat tip: Dale

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*Gasp* it’s… it’s beautiful:

Yea I love manufacturing videos!  They could definitely automate a good portion of the start of all that and reduce waste, workplace accidents, and even the number of employees.  Sadly the world is going towards heartless / characterless polymer magazines.  I sure see why though, wow these steel ones are a ton of work.

AK-47-Kool-AidI would not want to by any of those guys sticking my fingers and hands inside those presses.

Matra is the Bosnian company which makes these magazines, and looks like they are still going strong in 2014.  They were even at the NRA annual meeting last week.

Thoughts?

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CCI breaks it down for us:

They manufacture 4 Million rounds of rimfire in a day?!   Wow… that’s a lot of shooting.

CCI does make some beautiful looking .22 LR ammo, compared to the Winchester and Federal bulkpack stuff.  Interesting how much human interaction is still involved in the process.  The video looks oldschool though, so I wonder how many of those people have been replaced with machines since then.

<— They really need to put an ammo dispensing machine in their lobby where customers can sample after a tour. :P

Thoughts?

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You can also check out a description of the event on McMillan’s facebook page – HERE

Bank Of America’s official statement:

While we cannot discuss the details of any individual client we work with, we can assure you the allegations being made here are completely false. Bank of America does not have a policy that prohibits us from banking with clients in this industry. In fact, we have numerous, longstanding customers in the industry.

We are also extremely proud of our support of the US military and reject any assertion to the contrary. We count as clients many companies that provide for our nation’s defense. We employ thousands of veterans, Guardsmen, and Reservists, and plan to increase our hiring this year.

George W. Smith
Commercial Bank Executive

Ugh… so they are denying they told McMillan to take a hike?  Fishy.  I highly doubt McMillan would make something like that up considering the legal ramifications of such accusations.

If you’re not familiar with McMillan, make sure to check them out.  They have a lot of nice products.

When I was looking for an accountant and a lawyer a couple years ago, I had a few similar experiences.  I found it surprising, because I always figured as a “professional” it was standard to keep your personal beliefs separate from your company’s business.  *shrug* I guess the economy is so good people can turn down business.  I maybe should have made a bigger deal out if it than I did, but I really don’t like wasting my time on people or companies that have twisted agendas and/or beliefs.

Thoughts? Anyone else have a similar experience?

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I haven’t watched the whole thing yet, but it looks pretty comprehensive, even including a look at modern manufacturing.

Do I miss my 1911 (pictured left)?  No.. but that’s only because it pissed me off by rusting.  I’ll buy one again someday if I get word of a 1911 that I don’t have to baby.

Thoughts on the 1911?

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