Friday, January 16, 2009

Concealed Pistol Discharges & Destroys Toilet

From the Salt Lake City Deseret News we read:

A man was wounded by shrapnel from a toilet when his concealed weapon accidentally went off while he was using the bathroom, police said.

It happened Tuesday at the Carl's Jr. restaurant at 385 N. 800 West. Police said the 26-year-old man had gone into the bathroom to use the toilet, armed with a .40-caliber Kahr P40 handgun. The man, who has a valid concealed weapon permit and was lawfully in possession of the gun, had it in a holster inside his pants.

"While pulling his pants up the gun fell out of the holster, striking the tile floor," Centerville Police Lt. Paul Child said Wednesday. "When the gun hit the floor, it went off, and the bullet struck the toilet, shattering it and sending sharp pieces of porcelain flying." (Read full article)

A handgun should not discharge if dropped, but all the same, it should be carried in a reliable holster. I recommend the Blackhawk CQC holster with SERPA retention.

Fortunately no one was killed or seriously injured in the event. I think this example speaks for itself!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

War Hero

It's a tough, but heartwarming story...with a picture of John Gebhardt in Iraq. John Gebhardt's wife, Mindy, said that this little girl's entire family was executed. The insurgents intended to execute the little girl also, and shot her in the head...but they failed to kill her. She was cared for in John's hospital and is healing up, but continues to cry and moan. The nurses said John is the only one who seems to calm her down, so John has spent the last four night s holding her while they both slept in that chair. The girl is coming along with her healing.
He is a real Star of the war, and represents what America is trying to do.

This, my friends, is worth sharing with the WORLD! Go for it!! You'll never see things like this in the news. Please keep this going. Nothing will happen if you don't, but the American public needs to see pictures like this and needs to realize that what we're doing over there is making a difference. Even if it is just one little girl at a time.

- James Gates U.S. Navy

Guns Don't Kill People... Doctors Do!

(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.
(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.
(C) Accidental deaths per physicianis 0.171.
Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept of Health Human Services.

Now think about this:

(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000. (Yes, that's 80 million)
(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups,is1,500.
(C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .000188.
Statistics courtesy of FBI

So, statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners. Remember, 'Guns don't kill people, doctors do.'

Please alert your friends to this alarming threat. We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!!!!!

Monday, January 21, 2008

The REAL Miss America

Vanessa Dobos is a gunner on a USAF AC-130 gunship. She has seen action in Iraq and Afghanistan. She likes long walks on the beach, men who aren't afraid to cry, and puppies. Her dislikes include feed tray stoppages, tracer flareout of her NVGs and premature, fixed-wing strikes scattering her high-value targets.

Give it up for the REAL Miss America!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Leupold CQ/T Still Unavailable

Leupold CQ/T is still unavailable. All of them are going to the military and have been for most of last year. I do not have an expected availability date from Leupold.

Choosing an AR-15 Scope

I'm often asked for recommendations on AR-15 scopes. With any scope purchase, your first consideration is what do you want to shoot at? Second after that is how far away do you want to shoot it? I put AR-15's into three main categories; Tactical, Multi-Role, and Precision.

Tactical role is shooting at people closer than 75 yards. You only have a split second to get your sights on target and fire. A red dot or reflex sight without magnification is perfect for this type of shooting. You keep both eyes open and the reticle is superimposed on the target. It doesn't matter where your face is behind the scope. You don't have to have perfect cheek-weld on the stock. Just pull the gun up, put the reticle on the target, and shoot. My favorite scope for this role is the Trijicon TriPower. I have one on my personal M4. I chose the Trijcon TriPower because it does not require batteries and is therfore always ready to go. I don't need to turn it on or worry about batteries failing when I need it most. The Chevron reticle is illuminated by tritium and fiber optics. It does offer battery power if you need to fully illuminate the reticle, but I've never needed it.

Multi-Role is exactly as it sounds. It can involve tactical shooting, precision shooting, target shooting, competitive shooting, etc. The multi-role scope provides variable power magnification starting at 1.1x or 1.5x. There are some great scopes starting at 2x, but I prefer a scope offering as close to 1x as possible at the lowest magnification. Even at 1x on these scopes, you must deal with eye relief. Eye relief is the distance you eye must be behind the scope in order to see through it. If your eye is too close or too far away, you cannot see through the scope or only see through a portion of it. This can slow down target acquisition. You can become fast with them, but it takes practice. My favorite multi-role scope is the IOR Valdada 1-4x26. I also like any of the Trijicon ACOGs with the red dot sight mounted on top of them.

Precision shooting involves hitting a small target at longer ranges. You need magnification to see the target or to hit a specific part of the target. This type of shooting is typically not as fast and you have longer to acquire your target. I like the Burris XTR 6-24x50 scope.

Check out our AR-15 scope page for our recommendations

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

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