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Wow that looks like it would have hurt.

The description just says this:

The gunman, who burst on Thursday at dawn in an outbreak of Rosny-sous-Bois which he is suspected of raping a resident, was overpowered and arrested by late afternoon.

And I don’t know French so I have no idea what they are talking about in the video.

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Looking through the MSNBC Guinness Book Of Records anniversary photos today, I came across one that oozed both awesomeness and tacticalness… #26:

Naturally I had to see more, so I checked YouTube…

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNRc_d07UDw[/youtube]

Seeing it rip through the house, and out into the snow is absolutely incredible!

Can you imagine the look on a bad guys’ face when one of those cruises through the door and is staring them down.

PAV Badger homepage at Howe & Howe Technologies – HERE

I wonder what the specs on the armor are?

I am curious to also know the price on one of these… Not that they would be available for non L.E. purchase anyway.

I want EVERYTHING that Howe & Howe makes!  If you get a chance check out the page for the Mini Rip, which is actually available to consumers.  Bad news is that it’s $55000

AND NOW….

Some of the less impressive “records”:

  • Longest distance for a person pulled by a horse while being on fire (#28)
  • Most eggs crushed with head in one minute (#33)

I could go on and on… but those two in the 52 picture set take the cake as far as stupidity goes.

I don’t know how you set up a meeting with a representative from the Guinness book (besides going on one of those TV shows), but I’m pretty confident that I could beat a number of those useless records with very little practice or expense. I don’t really know what I would have to gain from that though, besides most of my friends and family being embarrassed they know me.

Seeing as the criteria to get into the book seems to be pretty loose, I should motion to get entry for a new record… “Most compulsive checks for new stories to blog about in one day” or “Most time spent thinking about guns in one day”

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkCt5xDEeTE[/youtube]

According to the news so far, on April 20th the BP oil rig in the Gulf exploded.  Now since those rigs are inherently dangerous, I wasn’t really surprised by this and took it as an accident.

Then this from from Obama today:

  • Potentially getting the Department Of Defense to address the incident
  • Department of the interior is sending SWAT teams to the gulf to “inspect” all platforms and rigs

What the hell actually happened there, that the department of defense and SWAT teams would need to get involved? Smells fishy… I don’t like to don my tinfoil hat too often.. but I’m going to go out on a limb and question whether it was terrorism.  It definitely meets the criteria and M.O. of terrorists.

Wouldn’t be the first time we have been left in the dark when it comes to details.

Some amazing pictures of the Oil Spill – HERE

Hat Tip: Aaron

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbZJXrtr0YY[/youtube]

Thank god for good trigger control, on behalf of the guy that got knocked over.  At 15 seconds he muzzle sweeps his entire team before he gets up and joins them.

It was pretty awesome when just as the SUV was driving away to yank the wall off, a lady opened the door, only to have it slam shut and hit the ground with the entire wall a second later.

Thanks to JP for the video!

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This chart was in Newsweek magazine a few weeks ago:

It’s kind of hard to read the list on the graphic, so I retyped it:

  1. Don’t be a hero: Accept the situation and prepare to wait.
  2. Do what you’re told – and remember: the first 45 minutes are the most dangerous.
  3. Don’t speak unless spoken to, and then only when necessary
  4. Get comfortable, but never turn your back on your captor
  5. Don’t make suggestions: you’ll be blamed if the idea goes wrong.
  6. Don’t try to escape, unless your sure you’ll succeed and even then think twice.
  7. Let medical needs be known – but in a matter-of-fact way.
  8. Be observant: memorize captors’ names, identifying marks etc…
  9. Answer only “yes” or “no” if you end up fielding questions from authorities
  10. Signal the police if your captors are listening in on the line.
  11. Don’t be argumentative: treat your captors like royalty.
  12. Hit the floor: when help comes, stay down with your hands on your head.

Probably all good advice if you are willing to take the chance of dying at the hands of your captor.  Often though, you are going to have some pissed off captors on your hands once they figure out they are not getting all that they demand.  This has the potential to turn sour real quick and that’s when hostages start disappearing.

This is why I offer then 2 step solution to dealing with captors:

I know some of you are going to jump on me saying its not feasible in all situations, and I agree.   I’d rather take responsibility for my own life, rather than rolling the dice on whether or not Law Enforcement is going to surgically remove the scumbags before innocent people start dying.

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  • Organizing for a Carbine Class

  • Range Accuracy Vs. Battle Marksmanship

  • Telescopic Sights and Reality

All 3 articles are definitely worth a read…

Check out the articles at S.W.A.T. magazine’s website – HERE

A good price on a subscription to S.W.A.T. and other related magazines:

Hat Tip: SayUncle

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