Tactical Response Fighting Rifle Spokane WA 2015:

0:32 – Photographer takes his place downrange.  *smh* People will defend this to the death (no pun intended)… like there aren’t alternate safer ways to get a good shooting shot for instagram.

1:07 – No ceasefire or anything called, but the instructor decides to go downrange and point at targets.

1:13 – Gotta get a good shot with the cellphone cam.  It’s a must to also stand there like a smug boss after you take the quick vid.

James-Yeager-Angel-ApprovedA lot of spins in this.  “Scanning for threats” I guess? *shrug*

I’m just not operator enough to understand apparently.  Tactical Response has been doing this downrange photography thing for a while now… I remember when that first video came out and people lost their minds.


P.S. – A lot of people have been sending me a link regarding an alleged safety issue at a Tactical Response class in California.  There are just too many people to hat tip, but thank you all for that.  I’m really not a huge fan of when stories aren’t directly from the people involved, “from a trusted source” and other 3rd party statements on this… so I’m going to sit this one out.  I wish there was some cellphone camera footage if the incident actually did take place… that would have been pure gold.


Looking at a technique called schlieren flow visualization:

A demonstration at Harvard:


Seeing-Sound-Schlieren-Flow-VisualizationWow that’s really cool, it actually looks like a simple concept too.  I wonder if Richard Ryan could set up something like this to do a new twist with cool gun vids?  I have no idea how much those mirrors are, but it looks simple enough besides that.



From James Yeager’s down range photographer:

*eye roll* yea so necessary, the justification as usual is even more retarded.  I really hope they keep making 11 minute videos on this topic, because it’s hilarious every time.

There are videos here and here of the down range photography if you’re not familiar.  

mr-chow-hangover-did-you-dieHe might as well just put a clown suit on and juggle, because this shit is clownish.



Fellow gun blogger SayUncle and his daughter in matching old school ENDO fits:


haha Oleg captioned the pic “A child being seen but not heard“.  Nothing like a little throwback suppressor humor.

Great pic!  That’s the first print of the M16 selector switch t-shirt I ever did.  I didn’t even use the tri-blend t-shirts back then, those are 50/50s.  Always good to see dads getting their young daughters into shooting.


Oh NO, what would Mom’s Demand Action think?! :P

Make sure to check Oleg Volk’s blog for more gun related pictures.

My usual “Would operate with?” would just be a rhetorical question in this case.  Of course you would operate with her, so much win!


Lego skills:



With a pretty damn nice recreation of this famous picture:

Apple-Bullet-High-Speed-CameraLEGO will never get old.



This guy’s photography skills are high speed low drag:



The guy who took the pictures is from Finland and his name is Herra Kuulapaa.  There are lots more pictures of bullets leaving the barrels of other guns over on his website.  The Guy Fawkes mask is a nice touch for anonymity.

High speed photography sure looks awesome, but it also looks like a lot of work… that’s why I’ll leave it to the pros who already have all the equipment.

I always knew shooting was a dirty sport just by how filthy my hands get after a few hours at the range.  You really don’t realize how much crap besides the bullet actually comes out of the barrel until you see high speed photographs or video.  No wonder indoor ranges have to be so well ventilated!

Those pictures are art if you ask me.  Mad respect due for capturing the .50 AE from a Deagle brand Deagle.


Hat tip: Chris, Ron