Remember the guy who put on a plate carrier and a rifle and walked into a Missouri China-Mart and filmed it? Some news on that dropped today.
A man who caused panic at a Missouri Walmart when he
walked inside wearing body armor and carrying loaded weapons in what he
described as an effort to test his right to bear arms has pleaded guilty
to a lesser charge.
Dmitriy Andreychenko, 21, pleaded guilty Friday to an amended charge of making a false report, which is a misdemeanor. Under the terms of the plea, he was ordered to serve 48 hours of shock incarceration and two years of probation. He also must receive firearm training, Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson said in a news release. He initially was charged with a felony count of making a terrorist threat, which was punishable by up to four years in prison.
Police arrested Andreychenko on Aug. 8
after he filmed himself walking through the store with the weapons,
prompting shoppers and employees to leave. The incident came just days
after 22 people were killed during an attack at another Walmart in El
An off-duty firefighter held Andreychenko at gunpoint until officers arrived.
attorney, Dee Wampler, said in a statement released Friday in advance
of the plea that Andreychenko is a strong supporter of the Second
“His intention was to make a statement of
his right to openly carry a firearm, which was legal but — for which he
now admits was ill-timed given a recent Texas Walmart shooting,” the
statement said. “It was a very bad idea which he now regrets. Regardless
of how it looked, he never intended to harm or frighten anyone and
merely saw it as a way to exercise his rights.”
During an interview with KYTV in August, Andreychenko said the act was “foolish” and “innocent,” but he did not regret his actions.
I know a lot of people have some hard feelings and harder words for this kid but I am glad he isn’t getting shafted too bad. Honestly he did nothing illegal and that is a fact. Yes he scared some people and it was poor timing. But I fail to see how poor timing is voids a right. Alas, we don’t live in a perfect country with freedom minded people who love liberty though and much fallout was made from this. I will leave my feelings on the open carry ( very pro open carry, deal with it)argument and the spazzes who like to reeeeeeee about it for another day or the comments.
The Goncz pistol is one of those oddballs that is all but forgotten. Produced during a time when more than a few companies popped up with The Next Big Thing. A time when Calicos and Streetsweepers could be seen hanging on the gunshop wall.
“The Goncz GA-9 High Tech pistol was developed by the Goncz Armament Inc (North Hollywood, California, USA), and manufactured in very limited numbers between circa 1984 and 1990. The Goncz GA-9 pistol belonged to the almost useless class of “assault pistols” which, while having the size and weight of a submachine gun, offered the same firepower as a much more compact and comfortable “standard” pistols, used by various military and police forces, as well as by civilians (where allowed by law). The Goncz GA-9 pistol, for example, had the size of Mini-UZI submachine gun, but lacked the folding shoulder stock and full automatic firepower. The simple blowback operation, also borrowed from submachine gun world, resulted in increased felt recoil, and compromised rapid-fire accuracy. In general, GA-9, like many other “assault pistols” (such as Intratec DC-9 or Wilkinson Linda), was some sort of a “poor man’s submachine gun”, and, like others, did not succeed in this field. Unlike some other “assault pistols” the Goncz was apparently well made, but this, maybe, was one of its failing points, as the assault pistols were most attractive for marginal public, which was not ready to spend a lot on weapons.”
“ The Goncz GA-9 is a semi-automatic, blowback operated weapon. The tubular receiver, reminiscent of a submachine gun, was machined from steel and was integral with barrel jacket. Cylindrical bolt was located within the receiver, with charging handle attached to the left side of the bolt. The grip frame, integral with the trigger guard, was also made from steel. The Goncz GA-9 pistol featured no bolt hold-open device. Manual safety was located at the left side of the grip. Standard magazine capacity was 19 rounds; extended magazines held 30 rounds. The Goncz weapons were also available in carbine form, with longer barrel (about 16″ / 40cm long) and with permanently attached wooden buttstock.”
Type: Single Action Caliber: 9x19mm Luger/Parabellum Weight unloaded: not known Length: 381 mm (15″) Barrel length: 229 mm (9″) Capacity: 19 or 30 rounds
One of the few things I didn’t at least handle back in the 1980s but always wanted to. I have no idea why now, but I guess because it looked cool to me back then.
The gun has a bit of a complex history to not be many made , with another company making pistols that were basically the same. Claridge Arms being the name. The gun made by them known as the Claridge Hi-Tec. All gone now once Kommiefornia banned them in 1993. Most people, if they do recall. remember it from the film Total Recall.
Since I am having some computer problems that started yesterday, I’m sharing this post from Thenewrifleman.com which is owned and run by Lothaen, who also sometimes writes for us here. You should check TNR out and make it a daily visit.
People fail. We forget. We make
mistakes. I too have uncased my rifle at home, and lo-and-behold I
racked the bolt and out flew a shiny 5.56.
Should a day come when
an accident or injury strikes, be it firearm related or otherwise, we
must be able to respond effectively. If we, as responsible citizens,
consider ourselves the prepared minute men of our day… then we must be
ready to spring into action at a moment’s notice. Self defense doesn’t
just encompass the act of shooting a gun, but dealing with the aftermath
of that action… Whatever it may be.
I decided that first aid
should be a permanent part of thenewrifleman.com. A rifle, ammo, and
training is essential for a self defense minded individual, but what is
your response if you take a arrow bullet to the knee? You
need a IFAK. Have it filled with quality contents. Learn how to use
them. I reached out to MyMedic.com and they supplied me with a kit for
T&E called the Range Medic. You can find all kinds
of kits tailored to different activities on their website, but having a
first aid kit tailored to the injuries on a gun range is exactly what
shooters need. Let’s check out the Range Medic.
Fit, Finish, Features:
RangeMedic is a small-sized IFAK which has been built specifically to
address the injuries likely to occur in shooting sports. The bag has
vertical and horizontal molle webbing, a quick detach system, *and*
includes a multi-use mounting strap. The overall fit and finish of the
bag is excellent. It has quality Velcro, the zippers function smoothly,
and good stitching on all the molle. The bag itself is 600D nylon. The
front of the bag has a tear away tourniquet pouch holding a RATS TQ.
rear of the bag features a quick detach system which consists of two
hard plastic spikes which weave through molle webbing and can be tugged
away with some force. The bag will then separate from any molle surface
you have it attached to.
fit and finish on the Range Medic is excellent, and the basic feature
set is well thought out. I’m digging it so far. Let’s open it up.
Range Medic is a kit designed for penetrating injuries, burns, bleeds,
as well as other minor injuries. I would describe the Range Medic as an
IFAK for shooters. Contents include:
Quick Clot impregnated gauze
Shears, tweezers, gloves
Saljet saline wound wash
OTC meds: Pepto, Advil, Tylenol, Benadryl
BooBoo contents: Lip balm, sunscreen, gauze pads, bite and sting relief, band-aids, etc.
from the questionable burrito stand you shouldn’t have stopped at
before the match, all the way to a penetrating chest wound, the kit has
plenty of day saving, and life saving gear inside.
First off, I am
impressed with the quality of the contents. When putting your own first
aid kit together, you have to question where your gear comes from… From
one Amazon vendor to the next, you might not be able to find a legit
CAT TQ. I want a vendor that sells legit stuff so I can skip over the
“do I trust this” phase of my purchase. Many of the components inside
the Range Medic are MyMedic branded packaging. Grabbing a purpose-built
kit gives me confidence that the gear I am using is legit through and
through. I want you to ask yourself if a vendor selling three CAT Gen 7 TQ’s for $21 dollars is legit. Here is a hint:
Donald Trump: “CHINA“
you Mr. President. So the gear inside is legit, and the design seems
well thought out. Let’s move on to the range review. How does it do in
In Use: Self Rescue Scenario
test our guns in “realistic” defensive situations, so why should
medical gear be any different? I decided that a simple, simulated range
injury would be the best approach for this review. Scenario: You
are alone at the range, and your spouse doesn’t expect you back for
three hours. You are shooting steel and you feel a sharp pain to the
forearm. Oh Crap. For this scenario, a ricochet will simulate a
lower limb injury with severe bleeding. I positioned the simulated
injury below the elbow to better illustrate for the go pro. I then
proceeded to film the injury and my response. Please guys, a
professional actor I am not, but here is my best effort.
Severe bleeding. Step 1: Alert EMS.
needs to be on the way. If you go unconscious, your spouse won’t start
looking for you until after you said you would return home. No Bueno. If
you activate EMS, you can likely receive help within 15-20 minutes
which will greatly increase your chance of survival. What if you can’t control the bleeding despite your best efforts? Your getting shaky and things are going dark in your periphery. If you called 911 first,
you might have a fighting chance. If you didn’t, I hope your range is
popular and has lots of foot traffic… even then it might be too late.
Step 2: Identify the source of the Bleeding.
EMS is activated, your second step is to identify the source of the
bleeding. Bloody clothes can mask the location of the wound. It is
important to remove these layers to find the source of the bleeding so
you can begin the proper course of action to mitigate the bleeding. Since
I am playing the role of the victim, I have a rough estimate where the
pain and injury is located so I elected to apply the TQ first in this scenario. The proximity of the simulated wound to my elbow necessitated the application of the TQ above my elbow. A TQ will not be effective over a knee or elbow.
Step 3: Apply Compression
Compression can consist of any or all of the following: Packing with compression, direct compression over the wound, application of a tourniquet.
The RATS TQ was near instantaneous to deploy. Within seconds I had the RATS in my hand and was able to begin application one-handed.
It is far faster to deploy than a CAT as there is no need for a spare
hand or to open the loop. With one motion I remove the RATs from the
pouch and then fed the free end through the open end one-handed. I then
began to wrap the TQ as designed.
While the CAT has more weight
behind medical studies, I have no problem with the RATs as I have tested
it numerous times and confirmed no pulse on all limbs I have deployed
it on. I have a CATs in both vehicles so no need to lecture me in the
comments about one vs the other. I got both. I can use them both. You? Know Your Gear.
the TQ was applied to sufficient tightness, I then deployed the shears
to identify the entry wound. The shears cut through the nylon with
minimal effort. I then opened Range Medic interior pocket and acquired
the compressed gauze. I attempted to open and use the compressed gauze
while using my left hand as little as possible. Looking back on it,
using my mouth to tear the package wasn’t a good idea, so investing time
and practice into getting these gauze packs open one-handed will be
worth the effort to reduce potential for infection. Personal note: Try
the shears next time.
I then attempted to wrap the gauze around
the wound, but realized the futility of the effort with just one hand
and instead compressed the wound with my free hand while I await help to
This is a kit that I am happy to
share with readers. It works as designed, and includes quality gear. I
am impressed with the quality of the product and considering my worries
over ordering medical equipment from Amazon… MyMedic.com helps
alleviates my concerns over product authenticity.
A IFAK should be
a standard component to any range session, and The Range Medic fulfills
that role beautifully. The Range Medic is capable of handling
penetrating chest injuries, severe bleeds, burns, as well as minor
injuries. The bag is high quality and the quick detach mechanism is an
awesome bonus. Unlike Velcro designs, the spikes are largely silent and
won’t succumb to mud and wear like Velcro. The final inclusion of a
mounting strap is just icing on the cake. The range medic comes in two
version, the more advanced version (tested here) which retails for $150 and the smaller version which retails for around $60.
The Range Medics little brother… the SOLO
Of further importance to me… is that we have a first aid company building gear for *our*
community. Gun owners aren’t given the time of day in some arenas, and
it is my great pleasure to say that MyMedic is enthusiastic about
equipping shooters with first aid solutions tailored to our sport and
offer kits to fit your medical skill level.
Because of the quality
of the kit, and the enthusiastic support MyMedic has for gun owners, I
have decided to become an advertising partner with MyMedic.com to
recommend them to my readers for first aid products. Consider this an
endorsement of MyMedic from your friendly neighborhood Rifleman R.N.,
B.S.N, BCON course instructor. I ARE QUALIFIED.
Regardless if you purchase from MyMedic or elsewhere, remember these things:
Have a first aid kit.
Verify the integrity of your products.
Get training and practice.
If your gear isn’t within arms reach, it’s too far away.