Today I decided to do another post about things I have run across or crosses my mind. Like the first time I did this it will be images I found interesting or noteworthy. First off is a first. Serial number 1 Colt model of 1911. It doesn’t get any more historic than that. On that … Read moreMore Random Interesting Things
Today we have another post from our friends Kevin aka “hognose” to his many readers and admirers. Kevin passed away too soon in spring of 2017 and we repost some of his work every week to preserve it. By Kevin O’Brien There’s nobody quite as good at CQB/CQC/good-ole-doorkickin’ as the unit known as Delta. … Read moreCQB: Attitude Beats TTPs
Stumbled across this video today. The source (imgur) says that it is Indonesian Special Forces training. It is a good thing that the shooter on the left is wearing eye protection, otherwise someone might get hurt.
I am a big fan of Keeping It Simple, Stupid (K.I.S.S.). But I hate when the idea is used wrongly. K.I.S.S. should be used to help prevent failure both in equipment and operator, not as an excuse to save money or reduce capability. With regarding firearms, I often see the argument for K.I.S.S. used when … Read moreThe K.I.S.S. Fallacy.
Another day of Doctors sawing bones ,and leech treatments today. But thankfully Mack, has written a guest post for today on his idea on US service rifles. Some of you will recognize Mack as he was a regular commentor at weaponsman and here. I have invited him to be a regular guest for our site … Read moreThoughts on Service Weapons
Today I am sharing another article from weaponsman.com. Our friend, Kevin, “Hognose” passed away last year and we continue to share some of his best articles in our ongoing tribute to him. Mind Over Matter by Kevin O’Brien “In war, the moral is to the physical as ten is to one.” – Napoleon Bonaparte. True, Napoleon … Read moreMind Over Matter
The second AR15 upper I purchased had a Phantom flash hider with the crenelated front pin and welded to it. It looked the the bottom flash hider in the picture. Not only was the Phantom flash hider a superior flash hider, it could be used as a pain compliance tool on others. The sharp front … Read moreWhere are they now – Muzzle Standoffs
I am a little unorganized today, the post yesterday about H. W. McBride took longer to get together than I thought it would and it really eat in to the time I spend on the rest of a weeks line up. So, today we are doing another “Scattered shots” post where I say a few … Read moreSCATTERED SHOTS II
Above of course is the famous side arm of General Patton. This Colt Model P is of course chambered for the classic widowmaker, .45 Colt. or .45 Long Colt if you like that better. I won’t go into its purchases history and serial number and blah blah blah. That has been done to death. It … Read morePatton’s Revolver And The M1911
This week I have had a lot of down time waiting on new guns and products to arrive and have not had the time for my usual long articles on firearms history. And squirrel season came in last weekend so I admit in the evenings I have been doing that. So today I am reposting … Read morePenetration Testing And Using A Car As Cover Part 1&2