The CQB ASSASSIN is a hybrid muzzle device designed to effectively reduce muzzle rise, felt recoil, and redistribute the flash signature. But wait, there’s more! “CQB stands for “close quarters battle”, the spiked feature was designed specifically for the protection of military and law enforcement operators in a close quarters battle situation where less than lethal force may need to be applied to an enemy combatant. Extreme caution must be exercised when handling and installing this device as it is intended to cause bodily harm.” Am I the only one that gets a little squirmy thinking about that? In what situation can you imagine that “stabbing someone with your pointy muzzle device” is going to be your best or only option? . . .
An artist in the UK named Nick Veasey decided he’d x-ray several different “famous” guns (mostly from the silver screen), in an effort to “deglamourise” them and show they’re just killing machines. From where I’m sitting, the photos had less than the desired effect, as mechanical things and how they work are fascinating to me. So, we have these, an M16 above and an M60 below (click to embiggen), and another dozen or so over at The Daily Mail.
A Florida man was arrested and charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer and improper exhibition of a firearm after attempting to use a badge and gun to obtain a discount at Dunkin’ Donuts. Twice. While the gun was carried with a legal permit, the badge belonged to the man’s deceased father, who was a cop in New Jersey. After the first incident, donut shop management notified police, and the erstwhile officer was arrested when he came back the next day for seconds. The Daily Mail has video, but sadly no sound, and says that “Fox News reported local police officers say they are not entitled to discounts and don’t ask for them.” [h/t: SA]
MAIG has lost another member this week as Oro Valley, Arizona mayor Satish Hiremath resigned under what the Arizona Daily Star calls “pressure” from a gun rights group. His email statement to the Star read, in part, “I am aware of the efforts of members of Arizona’s criminal justice community and our state Legislature, and I support their direction. It is apparent that MAIG differs from the focus of our state leaders, which is consistent with my views. Therefore, I am forwarding my resignation to the Mayors Against Illegal Guns along with my recommendation that the group focus its efforts on what I believe was the original premise to deal with ‘illegal guns.'”
The motorized mule is back again in a short video that describes some more of its capabilities, including “leader-follow” mode and autonomous “go-to waypoint” mode. This thing still fascinates me.