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Finally a hype man at DD who talks TO the viewer, not at them.

An introduction of Rob Pincus:

Tour of the Daniel Defense factory:

Grip and muzzle position:

Close Quarters Combat:

You might remember Rob Pincus from some past posts I made on how much of a tactical operator super ninja he is (HERE and HERE).  He’s still up to that type of stuff to an extent such as in video #1 where he stabs cinder blocks with his rifle, vaults over up hay bales to engage targets, and does a backflip over a fire pit onto a horse while dumping a drum mag at exploding targets. Fine I made the last one up… but the first two were true.

The videos got to the point, and contained mostly useful information.  I could listen to this guy all day.  Rob didn’t even tell us to “listen up” or call us “homes” in any of the videos either.  Refreshing.

I own a few Daniel Defense rifle parts and they have worked well for me.

Thoughts?

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Marina Abramovic is an artist.  According to the infallible wikipedia she describes herself as the “grandmother of performance art”.

It appears that she also fancies herself a photographer:


How EDGY!  How RAW!  How REAL!
… *gasp*

I can’t find any deep “purpose” statement about this exhibit from the artist. I’m sure it would be priceless.

Well that was a sufficient waste of time, bandwidth, CPU cycles, etc…

So basic pictures like that make people famous enough to get an exhibit in the MoMA?  Good to know… good to know…

You can check out some more equally yawn-worth pics from the artist if you need more reasons to be mad that she’s famous for crap like this and you’re not.

Hat tip: Justin W.

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Walmart announced this week that it is bringing firearms back to hundreds of stores, meaning almost half of the retailer’s 3,600 locations will sell shotguns and rifles. These will be both in rural stores, but also in slightly more urban locations.

Full Story – HERE

I buy a lot of ammo from walmart because it’s the cheapest around.  I’d like to see them start carrying handguns in all the stores, I bet they could leverage a sick deal on Glocks.

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A lot of my wants and needs are represented in this video:

I’ve said this before, but its refreshing to see gun companies spending money on making nice looking advertising.

Dude shooting the Model99 starting at 3:49 maintains a hell of a cheek weld throughout the recoil.

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I just noticed Remington Arms Factory – Ghost Adventures was up on YouTube in 4 parts:

Click HERE to go to the 4 episode playlist.

Description of Episode and some background info at the Travel Channel – HERE

I haven’t watched the episode yet, but it looks pretty creepy.  I guess that’s the point of the show though, because if they showed up and didn’t make a big deal out of it no one would tune in and watch. Maybe I would second guess living there though :P

For more information the factory’s pending demolish see the previous post – HERE

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The Remington Arms factory in Bridgeport, Connecticut is a spectacular 1.5 million-square-foot structure of 13 interconnected buildings stretching over 76 acres. Now its future is imperiled. Long a monument on the city’s East Side, it was originally built by the Remington Arms-Union Metallic Cartridge Company beginning in 1915 to fill an order for one million rifles and 100 million rounds of ammunition to supply czarist Russian armies. Later, the building turned out bayonets, Colt automatic pistols, Browning Machine Guns, and automatic rifles. In 1920, General Electric purchased the property, and produced thousands of small kitchen appliances in the plant, but GE slowly pulled manufacturing from the building, and closed it entirely in 2007.

Full Story – HERE

  • Google Street View – HERE
  • Google Satellite View – HERE
  • Some more pictures of the actual building, and ghost stories – HERE (It definitely does look spooky in these pictures)

Whenever I see old buildings like this, all I see are luxury lofts!

Think Tribeca / SOHO in NYC … this would be perfect for such a project.  Maybe there isn’t a market for such a development in Bridgeport though? I have never been, and I have no idea how sprawling the real estate and job markets are there.  The building would definitely work well though.  Plus, how badass would that be to live in a luxury version of an old Remington factory?  These industrial areas never seem to be in very low crime areas either, but from what I’ve observed, as long as you have security and indoor parking people don’t seem to mind.  If I were in charge of the project, for posterity there would have to be at least one building dedicated to firearms.  It looks like there would be more than enough room for a few indoor ranges; judging by the satellite view the individual buildings are approximately 100m in length.

No matter what, I hope they find some use for the buildings.  I’d hate to see them demolished, but the sad truth is that the bricks are probably worth a mint and will be sold to builders who will pay a premium, and use them in new homes.

Hat Tip: LifeAList

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